Podcast: Episcopal youth prepare to take ‘Path to Peace’ message…

first_img July 14, 2017 at 6:58 pm This beautiful event was not a Marxist, liberal indoctrination. So many people have lost or ignored the words of Christ. I feel so sad for them. I followed EYE17 and was overjoyed to know our Christian spirit will be carried on. Peace and blessings be. Produced by Miranda ShaferPosted Jul 13, 2017 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ann K Fontaine says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET EYE17, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth & Young Adults Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA July 13, 2017 at 11:49 pm Peace? Definition in this context? Neville Chamberlain was a “peacemaker” and his efforts led to the Munich Agreement which in turn led to a world war. Our youth do not need any more self serving leftist, Marxist indoctrination. 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July 14, 2017 at 6:52 am I am not a so-called “leftist Marxist.” I am a Christian and I strive to be a peacemaker for I believe our Creator calls us to love and love is most creatively and powerfully demonstrated and made real in the way of peace. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Episcopal Youth Event, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rev. Stephen Holton says: Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Pjcabbiness says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal youth gathered for the July 13 plenary session. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Edmond, Oklahoma] On the eve of their departure from Oklahoma, 1,300 youth from across the Episcopal Church began strategizing about how they will take the “Path to Peace” message home.Have a listen: 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ann Smith says: Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Stephen Shafer says: Margaret A Fletcher says: 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 EYE17 Podcast, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Podcast: Episcopal youth prepare to take ‘Path to Peace’ message home EYE17 day 3 coverage Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm “If you want peace work for justice” it is the best directive there is.f Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 16, 2017 at 5:26 pm Full of hope, love and determination. Do we have to wait four years for the next one? Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Tags July 14, 2017 at 8:06 am Bishop Tutu’s teachings on Truth and Reconciliation and his Book of Joy with the Dalai Lama, two spiritual leader’s friendship and deep respect for one another’s religions brings a lasting peace. July 18, 2017 at 4:34 pm Great. We only get to peace if people know how to lead the way – and avoid the easy answers that those on the Right or Left espouse; but actually go out there and do it themselves in a difficult world. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

07CMM / spaceworkers

first_imgCopyApartments, Refurbishment•Porto, Portugal 07CMM / spaceworkers Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 56 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/52144/07cmm-spaceworkers Clipboard 07CMM / spaceworkersSave this projectSave07CMM / spaceworkers Apartments Portugal Photographs 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/52144/07cmm-spaceworkers Clipboard Architects: spaceworkers Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  “COPY” Projects Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. Intervening in a typical habitation of the Oporto urban tissue it’s by itself a reason for the memory theme run through our thought, as the memory itself begins to delineate like a program, a “tool” capable of function as a moderator element between the “old” and the “new”. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThis project tries to recreate the habitation spaces (an element per se container and generator of memories), preserving the identity of the architectonic object already existent, but with a greater cosmopolitan and contemporaneous touch, searching a symbiosis between two languages chronologically distant, intending to create an “actualized” architectonic object belonging to the sensorial universe of this place from Porto city.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessPARENTHESIS / CHA:COLArticlesAD Round Up: Restaurants Part IIIArticlesProject locationAddress:Porto, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officespaceworkersOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentPortoRefurbishmentHousesPortugalPublished on March 10, 2010Cite: “07CMM / spaceworkers” 10 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?07CMM / Spaceworkers是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Britons raise £20 million for Asian tsunami floods appeal

first_img The BBC reports this morning that the emergency appeal for victims of Boxing Day’s floods disaster around the Indian Ocean has raised over £20 million already.This early total makes it one of the most successful emergency appeals to date. The figure was boosted considerably following yesterday evening’s TV and radio appeals. “Hundreds of thousands of telephone pledges” were received as a result on the 3,000 telephone lines that the DEC has set up for their donation hotline. Even before the appeals though £5 million had been donated by phone and online.A further £5 million was donated overnight: DEC’s Chief Executive Brendan Gormley told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning that, by the time he left the office at midnight last night, 400,000 telephone calls had been received and £15 million had been donated by phone and the Web. Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 December 2004 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics At midday today the DEC’s Web site was continuing to struggle under the enormous surge of traffic it is receiving, so the number of online donations is almost certainly fewer than it could have been. It is to be hoped that an Internet firm will step in and help the agency handle the massive attempt to donate by using more advanced server load balancing and other technology expertise.By this afternoon the DEC reported that it had received more than 524,000 phone calls.The total of public donations already exceeds the initial amount of £15 million in aid promised by the UK government.The figure of £20 million does not include donations to other UK aid agencies, nor corporate donations of equipment or expertise such as the US$1 million (about £522,000) worth of equipment donated by digger firm JCB and the £1 million donated by communications company Vodafone. 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.center_img Britons raise £20 million for Asian tsunami floods appeal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Newspaper columnist gets six-month jail sentence for libel

first_img Help by sharing this information November 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper columnist gets six-month jail sentence for libel News May 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today condemned a six-month prison sentence for libel passed on journalist Sid Ahmed Semiane (better known as “S.A.S.”) and said it was alarmed at the Algerian government’s continuing harassment of the independent press.”S.A.S.,” who used to write for the daily Le Matin and currently lives in Paris, was sentenced in his absence on 4 November by a court in the Sidi M’hammed suburb of Algiers after complaints filed against by the defence ministry. The court also fined the paper’s managing editor, Mohamed Benchicou, 100,000 dinars (€ 1,000 euros) and the newspaper itself another 200,000 dinars (€ 2,000). The same day, amid great publicity, Farid Alilat, managing editor of the daily Liberté, was given a four-month suspended prison sentence by an Algiers court and fined 100,000 dinars for “insulting the head of state” and one of his journalists, Rafik Hamou, was fined 100,000 dinars. The paper was fined two million dinars (€ 20,000) under article 144b of the amended criminal code for running a front-page headline on 11 August that read “All of them are thieves,” over a story reprinted from the daily El Khabar saying top government figures had appropriated for themselves housing belonging to the foreign ministry.The sentencing of S.A.S. comes amid increasing harassment of the press, with more than 20 independent journalists summonsed by the authorities since September. The case also highlights the discomfort of the privately-owned press since, except for Le Quotidien d’Oran, they have not reported on it, perhaps because it involves a complaint by the army and not from the presidency. to go further Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Follow the news on Algeria Organisation center_img News News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

China: After evasive answers, RSF and a coalition of NGOs are demanding Google abandon Project Dragonfly

first_img Help by sharing this information News News June 7, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Related documents 2018-12-11 Second Joint Letter Google RSFPDF – 789.45 KB Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as a member of a coalition of 60 NGOs wrote to Google’s CEO today demanding he abandon the development of a censored search engine for the Chinese market. June 2, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Internet Receive email alerts PHOTO: CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Internet Google’s lack of concrete responses to questions raised about its censored search engine project for the Chinese market, named Dragonfly (Libellule), led Reporters Without Borders (RSF) to join a coalition of 60 human rights organizations to ask Google CEO Sundar Pichai to abandon this project. The publication of this letter comes as Pichai testifies before the US Congress.”In addition to being totally opaque and contrary to the values that Google relies on, the Dragonfly project offers no guarantee of data confidentiality,” said Cédric Alviani, director of RSF’s East Asia Office. “Beijing collects massive quantities of personal data for purposes of censorship and surveillance, including against journalists and their sources. “In late August, 2018, RSF along with a group of NGOs first approached the CEO of Google to urge the California firm to not be complicit in Chinese censorship. So far, Google’s senior vice-president for global affairs, Kent Walker, gave an elusive response, echoing catchphrases such as the need to “provide access to information to people around the world.” He also claimed the project was only at the “exploration stage,” an assertion contradicted by several internal sources.In early August, an internal leak from Google staff revealed that Google created the project to try to regain access to the Chinese market, which it left in 2010 to not give in to Chinese censorship demands. The management initially called these revelations “speculative” before recognizing the existence of the project at a hearing in the US Senate. In an open letter published on November 27, one hundred Google employees renewed their call for the abandonment of the project.China ranks near the bottom of RSF’s Freedom of the Press Index: 176 out of 180 countries.See link to full letter below.Signatory organizationsAccess NowActiveWatch – Media Monitoring Agency (MMA) Adil Soz – International Foundation for Protection of Freedom of SpeechAmericans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Amnesty International Article 19 Articulo 12 – Son Tus Datos Association for Progressive Communications Asociacion para una Ciudadania Participativa Bolo Bhi Briar Project Bytes for All (B4A) Cartoonists Rights Network, International (CRNI) Center for Democracy & Technology Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Child Rights International Network (CRIN) Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) Foro de Periodismo Argentino (FOPEA) Freedom of the Press Foundation Freedom Forum Fundación Datos Protegidos (Chile) Fundacion Internet Bolivia Globe International Center (GIC) Hong Kong Journalists Association Human Rights in China (HRIC) Human Rights First Human Rights Watch Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) Independent Journalism Center (IJC) Index on Censorship Initiative for Freedom of Expression – Turkey Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) International Campaign for Tibet International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) International Tibet Network Secretariat Internet Sans Frontières Latin American Observatory of Regulation, Media and Convergence – OBSERVACOMMedia Rights Agenda (MRA) Mediacentar Sarajevo NetBlocks Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) New America’s Open Technology Institute Norwegian PEN OpenMedia Pacific Island News Association Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) PEN International PEN America Privacy International Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Software Freedom Law Center, India (SFLC.in) South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) Students for a Free Tibet Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) Tibet Action Institute Việt Tân WITNESS World Uyghur Congress  Organisation December 10, 2018 – Updated on December 11, 2018 China: After evasive answers, RSF and a coalition of NGOs are demanding Google abandon Project Dragonfly Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom RSF_en News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go furtherlast_img read more

RWB’s recommendations on Morocco’s media reform bills

first_img to go further Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Organisation November 21, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB’s recommendations on Morocco’s media reform bills RWB recommends that the government should:- Open and pursue a process of consultation on the bills- Begin a proper process of consulting and informing journalists and civil society about the creation of a system of media self-regulation or co-regulation with an independent body- Explicitly guarantee online freedom of information- Rule out the need for any form of permission to post content online- Expand the definition of journalists so that it complies with international standards- Drop regulations specifically targeting foreign journalists and publications- Dedicate an article to the specific protection of journalists’ sources and ensure that the legislation provides effective protection- Guarantee a real right of access to information in line with international standards- Establish a real mechanism for protecting journalists, above all by incorporating provisions into the proposed legislation that make it a specific criminal offence to attack journalists and make it an offence for public officials to obstruct freedom of information, and by creating mechanisms for preventing attacks.- Eliminate articles under which defaming certain officials, public figures and state institutions are penalized with more severity- Include full provision for absolving journalists of responsibility in defamation cases if they can show they acted in good faith- Eliminate increased penalties for second or subsequent press offences- Eliminate the offences of insulting the king or religions, and the ban on articles that question Morocco’s territorial integrity- Guarantee the principle of proportionality of sanctions and limit recourse to website blocking, publication bans and publication seizures. News Reporters Without Borders has given the Moroccan communication ministry a memo with its initial recommendations on three media bills that parliament is to begin debating soon. RWB submitted the memo to the communication ministry on 15 November, the second day of a two-day international conference on media freedom that it attended in Rabat. The conference was organized by the Centre for Social Science and Research. The memo welcomes some of the bills’ provisions, especially the proposed abolition of prison sentences for media offences, which is the most significant measure. But it stresses the need to amend the bills to bring them into line with international standards on freedom of information. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information center_img Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News April 15, 2021 Find out more News The communication ministry unveiled the three bills – on “press and publishing,” the “status of professional journalists” and the “National Press Council” – on 18 October.Reporters Without Borders hails the fact that the government is finally reforming Morocco’s media legislation, something it promised to do after the constitutional referendum in 2011. RWB has repeatedly stressed the need for legislative reforms that fully guarantee freedom of information.The provisions on the confidentiality of journalists’ sources and defamation actions also represent a big step forward but they need to be strengthened and made more specific in order to be effective guarantees.Other provisions need to be thoroughly overhauled so that they do not constitute new obstacles to freedom of information in Morocco, especially the provisions on electronic media, procedures for seizing publications and closing websites.Finally the long-awaiting reform of the system of “red lines,” forbidding coverage of the monarchy, Islam and territorial issues, has not materialized.The communication minister said he would be ready to amend certain provisions and to take of account of the observations of the various organizations and participants at the conference. Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara April 28, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

City warns of ash tree pest, asks residents to take action in mitigation

first_img Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamb Tagged: ash borer, ash trees, city of ithaca, government, ithaca, pest control Anna Lamb ITHACA, N.Y. –– The City of Ithaca Parks and Forestry Division sent out a memo Tuesday afternoon warning residents with ash trees to be advised of an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation in the community, and to take immediate action in order to protect their trees and the rest of their property.The EAB is an invasive pest that eats the tissue just beneath the bark of ash trees and will eventually cause tree death. According to their memo, EAB has been in the area “for a few years now,” multiplying the population, and that ash trees in the area are beginning to show “a decline in health and vigor due to the insect.”Many ash trees line Ithaca city streets, and staff are managing the infestation in city owned trees.However, some neighborhoods and private residences have have large ash trees spanning over multiple backyards that are showing signs of EAB infestation. Because the city has no ownership of those trees, they are asking residents who have an ash tree on their land to take immediate action in order to protect the tree and prevent against damage the dead tree could cause to the rest of their property. center_img Your government news is made possible with support from: According to the city, completely dead trees are more hazardous and generally more expensive to remove than trees that still have life in them. Dead trees can become home to multiple pests, and additionally pose the risk of falling and causing damage to a home, or injury to the homeowner.Signs that an ash tree is infested with EAB includes thin canopy or dead branches in the top and center of the canopy. There will also likely be woodpecker damage, called “blonding” where sections of bark take on a light blonde color (as opposed to the normal gray color) due to woodpeckers’ excavation to find EAB larva under the bark.Lightly infested ash trees can be treated with pesticides that will kill the insects and help to preserve the tree. However, pesticide applications can be costly and the pesticides will need to be reapplied periodically as the pests can persist for a decade or more. The city recommends contacting a certified pesticide applicator if you choose this option.The other option to consider is removal of the infested trees.An ash tree identification guide can be found here.If you have a question about whether the tree in your yard is an ash, you can contact the Parks and Forestry office and they can confirm tree species through photos (leaf, twig and bark) or a site visit if necessary. Please contact the Forestry Technician, Kevin Vorstadt at  [email protected] image courtesy of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. last_img read more

Trail ride raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

first_img Print Article Trail ride raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital Ellis said there is no way for him to publicly thank everyone who made the St. Jude Trail Ride a great success.“If I start naming names, I might forget somebody and I don’t want to do that because it took a lot of people to make the ride a success,” he said. “They all know who they are and I thank them all.“The money raised will go to a great cause. Eighty-one cents of every dollar raised goes to research and treatment at St. Jude. At the hospital, they treat 260 patients a day and no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.”Ellis said the daily operating cost for St. Jude is $1.8 million a day, which is primarily covered by public contributions. Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip By Blood Sugar Blaster By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Book Nook to reopen 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Sponsored Content You Might Like Bugs get no love in Pike County The Pike County Extension Service on Three Notch Street gets lots of calls about all sorts of pests, garden critters… read more The Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride was held at After All Acres between Spring Hill and Henderson and was a follow up to the 2011 ride that raised $10,000 for St. Jude.Ellis said he had set a goal of $20,000 for the ride and still has hopes of reaching the goal.“We were very pleased with the participation and with the amount of money raised for St. Jude’s and the children,” he said. “But, I’m not ever satisfied when it comes to helping children with cancer. I had wanted to double what we did last year and we’re close. So, I won’t mail the check to St. Jude until Monday to give those who would like to make a donation a little more time. I believe we’ll make it.” St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. On average, 7,800 active patients visit the hospital each year.Those who would like to make a donation to the children’s research hospital through the Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride may do so by contacting Ellis at (334) 566-6169 or B.B. Palmer at (334) 672-2787 or sending a check payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Saddle Up for St. Jude, 5799 County Road 2262, Troy, AL 36079. Published 10:00 pm Monday, September 17, 2012 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration More than 150 people “saddled up” for the children at St. Jude’s on Saturday.Another 75 people came along for the “ride” that raised $15,400 and counting for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.“And, we’re not done yet,” said Max Ellis, organizer of the fund-raising event. “I’ve had people calling to say that they weren’t able to come to the Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride but want to make donations and we’re mighty glad to accept them.”last_img read more

Florida bridge collapse death toll likely to rise as investigators sift through rubble, police say

first_imgGabrielaRose12/TwitterThe death toll from the collapse of a brand-new pedestrian bridge near Florida International University has risen to six, including a student at the school, authorities said Friday.Officials believe the number of dead may rise as investigators sift through the rubble after the search and rescue efforts were called off last night.“There is the sad possibility that under the concrete there may be additional vehicles,” Alvaro Zabaleta, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said at a news conference today. “The engineers are working at it in a very tactical way. The structure is fragile and could be dangerous to rescue personnel.”Here is what we know about the deadly collapse:— The cause remains under investigation.— FIU President Mark Rosenberg said today on “Good Morning America” that the “project has been done as every other project at FIU in terms of construction. … We only work with certified contractors that have been approved by all the appropriate authorities.” — “We’re shocked and we’re going to cooperate fully,” Rosenberg said. “We’ve got to get to the bottom of this and we will.”— The newly installed bridge, hailed as an engineering marvel, collapsed about 1:30 p.m. Thursday and immediately trapped at least eight vehicles, authorities said.— One woman who barely avoided the collapse said she saw the structure crumble “in front of me, and it fell on the cars that were waiting for the light to change.”— “I was near the light. I was the first car that moved forward when it changed and I was near the bridge. It was fine, and all of a sudden, I saw it collapse from the left towards the middle,” Suzy Bermudez told reporters Thursday. “I ran to see if we could help but the only thing we could see were the car lights in the front, totally smashed, almost to the ground.”— Ten victims were transported to Kendall Medical and labeled as level-one trauma patients, Dr. Mark McKenney, the hospital’s program director, said Thursday. They ranged in age from 20 to 50. Eight others were admitted with broken bones and bruises. Additional patients may have been admitted to other facilities.— Joining local authorities on the scene are officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and FBI. In addition to ensuring the safety of those digging through the rubble, efforts are slowed because “we don’t want to rush it and damage any evidence,” Zabaleta said. “That bridge, whatever’s left of it, is very, very unstable.”— FIU had touted the bridge as one of the first of its kind, tweeting that it swung into place Saturday.— Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tweeted Thursday that the cables that suspended the bridge “had loosened & the engineering firm ordered that they be tightened. They were being tightened when it collapsed.”— Rubio, who described the incident as “troubling and tragic,” said the bridge was constructed for safety after a student died last year crossing that intersection. This is a developing story. Check back later for more information.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

12-year-old girl arrested for DWI in New Mexico

first_imgFedorovekb/iStock(ALAMOGORDO, N.M.) — A 12-year-old girl has been arrested in New Mexico for drunk driving and leading officers on a high-speed chase before losing control of the steering and smashing into a speed limit sign, officials said this week.New Mexico’s Alamogordo Police Department said the 12-year-old was driving with her three friends, ages 12 and 13, in the car.Police said the girl told them that she waited for her grandfather, with whom she was staying at the time, to fall asleep so she could take his car.Bodycam footage released by police shows officers breaking into the vehicle to get the girl and her friends out after the pursuit.The driver was charged with DWI and her friends were also charged with underage drinking.It remains unclear how the girl and her friends got the alcohol, but cans of Twisted Tea, a malted alcoholic beverage, were recovered from the car, Alamogordo Police Chief Brian Peete told ABC News.“It’s concerning,” Peete said. “We are grateful that no one was seriously hurt. But it is concerning that someone so young would put themselves and others in harms way.”The names of the youths involved have not been released, due to their age.Peete told the Alamogordo Daily News that his department is working closely with the local school system as a part of a “comprehensive approach to disciplinary action.”“We’re using a coordinated effort to get to the bottom of this,” Peete told the newspaper.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more