IG?dismisses €25m case from Echelon

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp BROKERS yesterday urged investors to take advantage of any fall in IG Group’s share price following the news that three former clients of bankrupt Scottish firm Echelon Wealth Management are suing the spread betting firm for more than €25m (£21.2m).Echelon, a Glasgow-based contracts for difference (CFD) broker which went into liquidation in October 2008, used IG group’s trading unit IG Markets to hedge its exposures. Clients of Echelon were covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which paid out losses up to £48,000. IG yesterday dismissed the claim as “speculative” and “without foundation” pledging to “defend itself vigorously.” It said it did not expect the case to have any material impact on the group.Brokers Numis and Panmure Gordon were equally dismissive of the case yesterday, reiterating their “buy” ratings and both suggesting investors capitalise on any share price weakness. “This is a speculative claim which may not even go to trial. Buy into any weakness following today’s news,” said Panmure Gordon analyst Vivek Raja. Numis analyst James Hamilton also said he expected the case to be dismissed without reaching court, but pointed that even if it did reach court that the cost was immaterial.“IG held £22m of cash balance as of 31.05.2010 and so a €25m loss would have next to no impact on the group. Any share price weakness should be seen as a buying opportunity,” he said.IG’s shares yesterday closed 1.3 per cent lower at 490.9p. KCS-content More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com whatsapp IG?dismisses €25m case from Echelon Tuesday 23 November 2010 8:57 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Episcopal deaf ministries continue long history of service in new…

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC By Sharon SheridanPosted Jul 11, 2013 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI July 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm The characteristics of the Deaf world are rapidly changing – with our technological advances in communication as well as new hearing technology. This is complicated by an encroaching aging population and the needs/demands of this strong sub-group. My hope is that the needs of the Deaf are not diminished by these changes; that instead they serve to empower the Deaf, and that the culture continues to be valued and respected, and, finally, that the message of the Gospel remains available through direct teaching and service in sign language. Thank God for the work of the ECD in its support of these efforts. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 July 31, 2013 at 8:01 am I wonder: could the Gallaudet & Styles commemoration on the Church Calendar be expanded to include The Rev. Dr Fletcher and other “apostles to the deaf” and those who had significant systematic ministry with deaf persons? Those interested could contact the Standing Liturgical Commission & Dr. Meyers about forming a resolution for General Convention to expand the title for that day. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA David Myers says: July 11, 2013 at 9:34 am Thank you for this article. Publicity about this often-overlooked ministry is very helpful!Over the years I have served several of the locations mentioned—St. Ann’s, New York City; St. Barnabas’, Maryland; St. John’s, Birmingham and St. Mark’s, Mobile. Since the word “retirement” is not in the Bible, I now serve a congregation of Deaf people based at the Church of the Holy Comforter, Montgomery. The service is signed, not interpreted or voiced. It is liturgically correct but very informal. The sermon is more like a forum, with plenty of lively comments from everyone. I liked a comment from one parishioner last Sunday, concerning the calling of the Seventy: “They never taught us that in the Baptist church!”The Rev. Jay L. CroftPriest Associate for Ministry in the Deaf CommunityChurch of the Holy Comforter, Montgomery AL The Rev. Suzanne Johnston says: Featured Events July 12, 2016 at 7:15 pm The article says, “Deaf people today can be anything they want to be.”This is not true, so let’s not dupe deaf children into believing this. Thomas Hattaway says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Jay Woods says: Jay Croft says: Karen A. Hill says: Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Rector Albany, NY Bruce Green says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm I cannot imagine an article on this subject that does not include the rev. Mr. Fletcher, longtime minister to the deaf in the southeast of thi country. One of his daughters received an Oscar for her work in One Flew Over the Coconest as nurse Ratchet. Another son is a priest – John. I served on the board of All Saint’s, Vicksburg with another daughter. I met Fr. Fletcher when the Convocation for the Deaf met at Camp McDowell in the summer of 1958.We have a very short institutional memory! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Kat Brockway says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service July 12, 2013 at 6:06 pm Mr. Green,The Rev. Dr. Fletcher and his family continue to be fondly remembered and history has not forgotten them. I invite you to come to St John’s Church for the Deaf in Birmingham and see what we have done to build upon his decades of work to bring the love of Christ to the Deaf.This is all an effort to keep the good works of Fletcher, Grace, Hirte, Lange, Light, Berg, and all those apostles to the Deaf who came before them and followed them, alive, and continuing on into the future. The Rev. Cathy Deats signs and sings during a July 10 Eucharist at General Convention in 2009, when she was a first-time deputy. During a previous convention, she served as a volunteer sign-language interpreter. Her church, St.James’ in Hackettstown, New Jersey, is the center of the Diocese of Newark’s deaf ministries program. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg / Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] When the Rev. Marianne Stuart celebrates Eucharist on a Sunday morning in Birmingham, Alabama, the worshipers may be in pews a few hours south in Mobile or more than a day’s drive north in New York.The hearing daughter of deaf parents, Stuart simultaneously signs and speaks services as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church for the Deaf in the Diocese of Alabama. Her weekly Eucharists are “livestreamed” over the Internet using Skype to allow Episcopalians in deaf congregations without priests to participate in the service at their own locations and receive the bread and wine using reserved sacraments from local parishes. Stuart also sends DVDs of each week’s upcoming Gospel and sermon to about 30 addresses – mostly for individuals, but also a handful of churches that use them during Morning Prayer and one woman who uses the Gospel for a deaf Bible study in North Carolina. Elsewhere, Episcopal churches such as St. James’ in Hackettstown, New Jersey, offer American Sign Language interpretation of their services.It’s all part of an effort to minister to the spiritual needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing people and is the latest incarnation in a long history of deaf ministries within the Episcopal Church.Pictured with the Rev. Henry Buzzard, seated, are, from left, lay leader Melissa Inniss, New York Bishop Andrew Dietsche and lay leader Evelyn Schafer at St. Ann’s Church for the Deaf. Buzzard, who just celebrated his 90th birthday, is retired priest of St. Ann’s and was the first deaf and blind priest in America. He is one of the authors of “Thomas Gallaudet Apostle to the Deaf.”“The Episcopal Church began ministry among deaf people more than 150 years ago – when the Rev. Thomas Gallaudet began services in sign language in New York City in 1852,” reports the website of the Episcopal Conference of the Deaf. Gallaudet began St. Ann’s Church for the Deaf – believed to be the first organized church for deaf people in any denomination – and organized other Episcopal deaf congregations throughout the country.The Episcopal Church also was the first denomination to ordain a deaf person – the Rev. Henry Winter Syle in 1876, according to the website. He and Gallaudet share a feast day (Aug. 27) on the Episcopal calendar.Gallaudet’s father, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, “was the one who brought sign language and the idea of education for the deaf to the U.S.,” Stuart noted. And his brother, Edward Miner Gallaudet, “founded Gallaudet College, now University, with congressional support and Abraham Lincoln’s signature in 1864. This is the only liberal arts university specifically dedicated to the education of the deaf in the world.”Changing demographicsThe Episcopal Church probably has 25 deaf churches today, most run by hard-of-hearing or deaf lay leaders, said Stuart, ECD president.Years ago, there were many more deaf priests because “the unemployment opportunities for those who were deaf were limited to things like teachers for the deaf, preachers, manual labor,” she said. “Now, in 2013, the whole world has opened up.” Deaf people today “can be anything they want to be.”The decrease in deaf priests also reflects general cultural trends, she said. “It’s the same for the hearing churches, too. There aren’t that many young people marching to priesthood.”The deaf community also is shrinking, said Bishop Philip Duncan of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, which includes St. Mark’s Church for the Deaf in Mobile. “Some of the things that were not able to be cured are able to be changed to allow people to hear, with the Cochlear implant and things like that.”Stuart’s father was priest-in-charge of St. Mark’s. After he died in 2011, no sign language-proficient priest was available to serve the deaf congregation, located 381 miles from Birmingham. “I am closest, and I could go down there, but I couldn’t go down there very often,” she said.Then Duncan participated in a service where he received a man into the Episcopal Church via long-distance video connection. The man had recently been deployed by the military. “We could see him, he could see us,” the bishop recalled. “We had him up on a big screen, and everybody in the congregation watched, and it was just fabulous.”That experience inspired launching similar weekly live broadcasts from Stuart’s church to allow St. Mark’s and other deaf churches to participate in a Eucharist. The distant churches receive the video via laptop and projected it onto a screen in their sanctuaries.“The idea is, when we go through the service … it’s just like you’re sitting in the pew with me at St. John’s,” Stuart said. “We say the prayers together.”Unlike passively watching a television broadcast, congregants participate by pausing the live feed and reading the day’s lessons themselves. “When we get to the Gospel, they come back in,” Stuart explained. “I read the Gospel. I give them the sermon. And then they all join back in to the Nicene Creed. … I go slow, and I give directions on what’s coming next.”When it’s time to deliver Communion, lay eucharistic ministers in the local deaf churches use presanctified bread and wine, Stuart said.So far, four churches, including St. Ann’s, have used the livestreamed services, either regularly or intermittently.St. Ann’s congregation first met at New York University in 1852 and today worships in the lower chapel at St. George’s Episcopal Church in New York. It “attracts deaf, deaf/blind, hard-of-hearing, multiply handicapped as well as hearing individuals from other communities including university students interested in learning about deaf culture and participating in our Holy Eucharist,” said lay eucharistic minister and worship leader Evelyn Schafer, who is deaf, in an interview via e-mail.“As [the] Rev. Thomas Gallaudet taught us, we welcome everyone. Our congregants are from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds; this makes us very diverse in our ministry. On any given Sunday one can expect between 15 to 35 or more participants. After the service we provide a hot lunch, as many deaf [people] travel from afar in the metropolitan area to attend the services.”St. Ann’s previous priest, the Rev. Maria Santiviago, retired in 2011. A deaf supply priest, the Rev. William Erich Krengel of Connecticut, now preaches once or twice a month and officiates at services using his voice and sign language. The other Sundays, the church uses Stuart’s DVD and/or the livestream, said Schafer, one of two lay members leading the church. “The use of the DVD has been a blessing. The livestream has some technical problems which must be resolved.”The congregation also holds an increasing number of ASL-interpreted joint services with its host Parish of Calvary-St. George’s and at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Schafer said.St. Barnabas Episcopal Church of the Deaf, a mission started by Thomas Gaullaudet in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, also has used the live video but not frequently because the services are broadcast at 11 a.m. but the East Coast church typically worships at 10 a.m., said licensed eucharistic minister Thomas Hattaway. Deaf since he was 18 months old, he communicated over the phone through an interpreter, with whom he was connected via videophone.About 40 members belong to the church, with 10 to 15 attending on an average Sunday, meeting in the chapel at St. John’s Norwood in Chevy Chase, Maryland, he said. Like St. Ann’s, St. Barnabas is between priests, with Hattaway and two other lay ministers leading the congregation. Sometimes, he leads Morning Prayer. Sometimes guest preachers – including Lutheran ministers – will visit.Hattaway makes some pastoral visits. “In the past, we did have interpreters who would come in and interpret for people who were deaf and blind,” he said. The church also had a children’s ministry. “Without having a priest in place, everything’s been kind of put on hold at this point.”St. Ann’s, which the Diocese of New York considered closing before Santiviago arrived in 2007, continues a variety of ministries beyond Sunday services, Schafer said. A Thursday Outreach Ministry provides an opportunity for socializing.“Some of our congregants are homeless, unemployed and isolated,” she said. “In order to help them grow, they require motivation and encouragement. Therefore, we have expanded our Thursday program by exposing our congregants to various social and educational programs in the community and beyond.”A General Theological Seminary student, Deacon Arlette Benoit, recently led Bible classes for the church, which she has chosen as the place where she will officiate at her first service after becoming ordained a priest, Schafer.Offering ASL-interpreted servicesWhile not all dioceses have deaf churches, some congregations throughout the church offer ASL-interpreted services. ECD provides funding for up to three years to help congregations establish interpreted services and also provides grants to pay part-time clergy salaries or to assist deaf seminarians, Stuart said. ECD receives funding from the Episcopal Church – $24,000 over the current triennium – and also supports itself with endowments and donations, she said.The Diocese of Newark’s deaf ministry is housed at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Hackettstown, New Jersey, which offers sign-language interpretation for all its services and events. The church’s deacon, the Rev. Sheila Shuford, is deaf, and the rector, the Rev. Cathy Deats, herself an interpreter, is hard-of-hearing.“We do mostly information and referral,” Deats said. In 2012, the ministry reported to diocesan convention that its outreach efforts included six months of chaplaincy services to deaf patients at a psychiatric hospital, mentoring a deacon postulant regarding deaf ministry and providing emergency interpreting services to Hackettstown’s hospital.According to the report, 17 percent of American adults – 36 million people – report some degree of hearing loss. “The hard-of-hearing and late-deafened (becoming deaf in adulthood) are by far the majority of people with hearing loss which our churches will encounter.”Having experienced hearing loss herself, Deats, who has worked as both interpreter and deputy at General Convention as well as signing at diocesan events, understands the frustration of trying to follow what’s being said. “People don’t realize, it’s not volume. It’s the size of the room. It’s background noise.” Wearing an assisted listening device may mean “you can’t hear anything that doesn’t come through a microphone.”But people at a meeting may ignore repeated requests to use the microphone or repeat a question.“At some point, you give up,” she said. “After awhile, I’d say, ‘I’ll get what I can get, and maybe I’ll think twice about going to such a meeting,’ because it’s frustrating, and I don’t want to be the one – oh, there’s that pain … who’s always talking about microphones.”In advocating for deaf churches, “There are a number of deaf people who are fearful that their culture of deafness and language will be lost. I share the fear about the language,” Deats said.But she also thinks there is a tremendous mission opportunity in reaching out to those with some hearing loss.“There’s such a huge population of hard-of-hearing individuals,” she said. “I can’t believe we can’t include them in some kind of outreach. … It affects more and more people. We’re all going there, like it or not: If you get old enough, you’re not going to hear as well.”She added, “I really do respect a deaf person wanting to be in worship where they don’t have to watch an interpreter. I think there should be deaf liturgy, no question about it.”With an interpreted service, Deats said, “you have to watch constantly” and pay attention to both the person talking and the interpreter. “Then there’s the responsive readings. We read the psalms like our pants are on fire, and that’s almost impossible for a deaf person to participate in, whereas in a deaf service they make accommodation for that.”Hattaway attended church with an interpreter in Florida and now attends St. Barnabas in the Washington, D.C. area. He’s comfortable with either an interpreter or signed service, he said. “It doesn’t matter, either way.”But Schafer said she feels more comfortable at St. Ann’s. “At our deaf church, the sermons are shorter and consequently less tiring on the eye. I feel more connected to the priest as he invites us to ask questions after his sermon. In a hearing church, there is a greater physical distance between me and the priest. Also, although interpreters are useful and necessary, they create an invisible barrier between a deaf person and the priest.”“I grew up in the hearing world struggling to understand and to learn about my Christian faith in a hearing church,” she said. “I attended hearing services, studied in Bible classes, was confirmed but did not hear my ministers and teachers. I depended on the reading of books to teach myself. I also depended on my family, especially my loving mother who took the extra time to assist in my religion and educational growth.”Today, she feels she has the best of both churches: St. Ann’s and the hearing church that supports and sometimes worships with them, Calvary-St. George’s, she said.And she appreciates her church’s history, as America’s first church for the deaf, she said. “I enjoy sharing the history of St. Ann’s with people from all over the country and the world. I can fully share my faith with other deaf and hearing people alike.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Churches or individuals interested in learning more about the DVDs or livestreamed services from St. John’s can contact Marianne Stuart at [email protected] 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 center_img July 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm FYI We St Barnabas do joint service with St John’s Norwood occasionnally. Father Sari and Mother Sarah of St John’s Norwood have included me as LEM in their worship service which is nice thing to do. Thank you St John’s Norwood for the use of St Mary’s chapel for Deaf services and the office for our Deaf ministry.Thomas Hattaway July 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm Mr. Green, the Rev. Dr. Fletcher was indeed a giant in this ministry. I knew him for many years and would visit him and his wife Estelle at their retirement home in Alexandria VA. Louise Fletcher is indeed famous for her many roles in movies and television over the years. I believe she lives in Paris now. Her sister Bobbie is in Virginia. Sadly, John Fletcher passed away some years ago. He was an internationally-respected bioethicist.Dr. Fletcher was one of a number of such giants. Homer “Daddy” Grace in the West, Bill Lange in the four dioceses of upper New York State, Otto Berg in Washington DC and J. Stanley Light in New England. I was privileged to meet and know them all except Dr. Light.Since this article is about contemporary ministries, not a historical account, I’m not upset about the omission of Dr. Fletcher. I was once bitterly lambasted by the daughter of one of my predecessors for not including him in an article even though he had retired many years previously. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Marianne D. Stuart says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Episcopal deaf ministries continue long history of service in new ways Comments (11) Jay Croft says: July 12, 2013 at 7:52 am It’s impressive and terrific that the Episcopal Church continues to be a leader in supporting Deaf persons with ASL. The 36 million Americans with hearing loss, proportionately few of whom know Sign, need to hear . . . and, thankfully, many Episcopal Churches, including the one in my own community, have also led the way by installing hearing loops that transmit sound directly to hearing aids and cochlear implants equipped with an inexpensive telecoil receiver (which most now are, and with others being served with headsets–though few people with hearing loss use such). Happily, this technology–which is omnipresent in Anglican churches and cathedrals in the UK–is now rapidly spreading the USA. See http://www.hearingloop.org Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN January 6, 2014 at 8:19 pm Don’t forget Grace Deaf Mission was in Baltimore as well. It was affiliated to St. Ann Deaf Church. It will be mentioned in the Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage book to be released soon. Soon to be an author, Kat Brockway Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 12, 2013 at 11:21 am As an Episcopalian who has a lifelong hearing loss, I rejoice in articles like this about churches who serve the deaf. Currently there are up to 50 million in this country who have some degree of hearing loss. Of these, about 5% use ASL as their primary language so that leaves out the other 95% of us. We use FM receivers, we use hearing loops and the t-coils on our hearing aids and our cochlear implants, we use captioning – but we don’t use sign language. l look forward to the day when the majority of Episcopal churches in this country will accommodate “the rest of us.” Again, thank you for this very inspiring and educational article. Judy in Jacksonville, FLFormer almost-lifelong New Yorker born in Nebraska. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Judy G. 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Currie Cup best tries mix – Round 5

first_imgWednesday Aug 11, 2010 Currie Cup best tries mix – Round 5 There we some big scores posted this weekend in the Currie Cup as the top dogs flexed their muscles in round five of the highly competitive tournament. Last week I posted a best tries mix from the first four rounds, so today things are up to date with the best from week five.In Kimberley Western Province ran riot against Griquas as they maintained their unbeaten run and tallied up an impressive 50-3 win away from home. Tries were scored by Juan de Jongh, Deon Fourie, Conrad Jantjes, Gio Aplon, Pieter Louw and Lionel Cronje.De Jongh, who was part of the Tri Nations tour of New Zealand and Australia, got a chance to show his finishing prowess and he scooted over for the start of the second half rout. Hooker Fourie then showed how good he is in the loose as he finished off a great team try, before fullback Jantjies, who is still getting to full fitness again, scored a great individual try as the Griquas defenders fell off him.The Blue Bulls and the Leopards was an interesting game as the powerhouse Bulls side got off to a great lead, but then the Leopards came back to give them a bit of a scare. They held on for the 43-38 win, but the Leopards scored some great tries with their great offloading game, especially amongst the forwards.Wing Gerhard van den Heever showed his out and out gas though as he scythed through the midfield to score the bonus point try for the Bulls.The Sharks notched up a heavy 48-19 win over the Lions in Durban, despite the scores being close at one stage with the Lions threatening an upset. Two quickfire intercept tries changed that though.Young Patrick Lambie started at flyhalf for the first time and managed to notch up 28 points himself, including a neatly taken try. Lwazi Mvovo later scored the try of the match as some great interpassing amongst the backs freed him up to stretch his legs down the left wing.Elsewhere, and not featured in this video, the Cheetahs beat the Pumas 45-30. :: Related Posts :: Currie Cup best tries mix – The first four rounds Time: 03:55 Music: Firehouse – Overnight SensationADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Currie Cup best tries mix – Round 5 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Royal Albert Hall launches urgent public appeal in wake of COVID-19

first_imgA packed auditorium at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2014. Photo: © Royal Albert Hall Main photo: © Royal Albert Hall Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 September 2020 | News 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. Previous £6m annual surplusThe Hall relies on revenue from events, annual contributions from seat-holders; and donations from organisations and members of the public. Ordinarily, it would expect to make approximately £6 million surplus each year. All of this is invested into the Grade I-listed building and into its education and outreach programme.When the venue had to close its doors in March, it lost 96% of its income overnight. In the six months since then, it has:lost £18 million in incomehad to refund over £6.5 million of ticket sales“exhausted its reserves”and cancelled all but the most critical building projects. Tagged with: arts coronavirus COVID-19 London  981 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Craig Hassall, CEO of the Royal Albert Hall, explained: “Six months on from enforced closure, and circa £18m down in lost income, we are not eligible for any of the Government’s emergency grants. This leaves us in an extremely perilous position, with no way of replacing our lost income, apart from a government loan which may or may not materialise.“We raised concerns months ago about the potential for independent, unfunded organisations such as the Royal Albert Hall to miss out on government support, and especially having been held up by Government as a ‘crown jewel’ that must be saved. With millions of pounds of essential building work called to a halt owing to COVID we had hoped to be eligible for a capital grant but have been informed that, as we are not a portfolio of nationally spread sites, we are not eligible for this scheme.”He added that the ‘rescue package fanfare’ had given many potential donors “the false sense that we are being sufficiently supported elsewhere”.He concluded: “The Royal Albert Hall now faces a bleak future unless it can secure not only a repayable Government loan, but also urgent donations to plug our current £20m shortfall.” The Royal Albert Hall is approaching its 150th anniversary in 2021. Empty auditorium during the coronavirus lockdown. 11 June 2020. Photo: © Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall has launched an urgent public appeal to raise at least £20 million to help it survive its enforced closure as a result of the pandemic. Its doors have been closed since 17 March 2020.The Royal Albert Hall, in London’s Kensington, might have been described in government references as a ‘crown jewel’ that must be saved, but it can not apply for any grants within the £1.57 billion arts and heritage sector emergency fund from the government.The fundraising appeal was launched at the same time as representatives of the charity were giving evidence to the DCMS Select Committee on the viability of performance venues to open adhering to social distancing rules.The appeal is explicitly asking for public donations “to help ensure its survival”. The venue is one of many arts venues to be facing this challenge.  982 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Royal Albert Hall launches urgent public appeal in wake of COVID-19last_img read more

FEMA Delivers Update on NFIP Progress

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post FEMA Delivers Update on NFIP Progress Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago In a new report from FEMA and the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA), the agency shared how it is planning on reducing the complexity of the National Flood Insurance Program. The report details several areas of customer frustration related to the NFIP that warrant a systemic solution.“FEMA’s strategic goals established in 2018 remain in place to build a culture of preparedness, ready the nation for catastrophic disaster, and reduce the complexity of FEMA programs, particularly the NFIP,” said David Stearrett, FEMA Flood Insurance Advocate. “FEMA’s component, the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), remains committed to “moonshot” targets set to achieve these goals by doubling the number of structures covered by flood insurance and increasing investment in mitigation four-fold by 2023. The growth in the private flood insurance market furthers the target of doubling flood insurance coverage.”The OFIA has identified five issues of confusion and frustration for policyholders and property owners that can be largely addressed by the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) program offices. “The issues are complex, and many require collaboration across several NFIP areas to address the challenges they present to current and future NFIP customers,” the OFIA notes “The issues are presented in three parts: the key issue affecting customers, the background of the issue, and the OFIA’s recommendations for consideration.”These issues include the application of the elevation rating, rating discounts, group flood insurance, refunds, and Costs of Compliance.The OFIA also notes where progress is already being made, such as significant changes have been made to improve communication with policyholders, greater communication between the Federal Insurance Directorate and the Mitigation Directorate, and expanded refund eligibility for rating corrections to five years.The OFIA’s complete report can be found here. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. FEMA flood nfip 2020-04-30 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / FEMA Delivers Update on NFIP Progress Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News April 30, 2020 1,431 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: FEMA flood nfip Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Access to Mortgage Credit May Suffer Next: Investor Update: COVID-19’s Near-Term Rental Impactlast_img read more

Council shouldn’t charge for festival road closures – Mc Monagle

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp By admin – July 29, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Previous articleGalway Races – Day 3 PreviewNext articleDepartment of Rural Affairs should be resurrected – Mc Dermott admin Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+center_img Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Google+ Council shouldn’t charge for festival road closures – Mc Monagle Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Donegal County Council is being asked to stop the practice of charging Community and Charitable event organisations for the cost of advertising road closures in the local papers.Over the last three years the cost of advertising road closures has ranged from 300 euro to the Amazing Grace committee to as much as 1,200 euro for the Glenties Harvest Fair.Councillor Gerry McMonagle says these costs are putting undue pressure on event organisers and should instead be borne by the local authority………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/gerryroadclose.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath last_img read more

Man jailed for having sex with minor in Sligo

first_img Previous articleLocal campaigns stepped up for community hospital improvementsNext article‘Medical elitism’ at play in choosing site for NCH – MacSharry News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Facebook Google+ By News Highland – February 18, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp A 31 year old man has been jailed for 2 years for having sex with a 14 year old girl.He was 24 at the time of the offence in Sligo in 2012 and claimed he thought the girl was older.The court heard the accused and victim had been drinking at an apartment in Sligo with some other people when they had sex in a bedroom.The victim – who was at a vulnerable time of her life – pretended she was two months pregnant in the hope that it would put him off.When the accused was questioned by gardai he told them he thought the girl was 18 or 19 saying ‘I’d know if she was 14 or 18’.The court heard the victim had had to get psychiatric help following the offence.The accused was due to go on trial for rape but pleaded guilty to the defilement of a child under the age of 15.Judge Tara Burns said sight shouldn’t be lost that older men having sex with girls under the age of 15 is a very significant offence.She jailed the accused, who has a long list of minor convictions, for 3 years with one suspended and warned him she doesn’t give people second chances.She told the accused it was difficult for her to suspend the year and she’s no hesitation in making him serve it if if he breaches any of the conditions. Man jailed for having sex with minor in Sligo Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterestlast_img read more

Three big sisters surprise mom outside hospital window after baby brother is born

first_imgiStock/peterspiroBy: NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (BATON ROUGE, La.) — Three sisters who were excited to welcome their newborn brother showed love from a safe distance as their parents looked on from a hospital window.Addison 5, Kennedy, 4, and Cora, 2, greeted newborn Brock on April 18, one day after he was born. With a handmade sign, the girls stood proud with their grandparents Karen and Ronnie Kennedy outside Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.“I started crying,” mom Amy Craig of Denham Springs, told Good Morning America, of the surprise. “It was sweet, and I was glad we all had that special moment.”Amy and Justin Craig welcomed baby Brock amid the coronavirus pandemic. Amy Craig said this birth was quite different from that of her girls.“During labor you had to wear the mask,” she said. “I guess the biggest thing was no one could come visit.”“For me, I wanted them to be there,” Craig added. “It was sad, but honestly once the news picked it up … it became a big thing for them.”Craig said her husband texted a photo of the view from the hospital room window so her parents would know where to stand.As for Addison, Kennedy and Cora, they’re enjoying their newfound media fame, and their brother Brock.“They are obsessed with him,” Craig said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Jazz Owner Miller Addresses Fan Incident

first_imgMarch 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz Owner Miller Addresses Fan Incident Tags: Gail Miller/Russell Westbrook/Utah Jazz Written by Miller expressed disappointment in the fan who said racist statements to Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on Monday and stated that the arena code of conduct would be strictly enforced.  The fan has been banned from all events at the arena. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller addressed the fans before Thursday’s game against Timberwolves.  Robert Lovelllast_img

USS Laboon Joins 6th Fleet

first_img USS Laboon Joins 6th Fleet Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Laboon Joins 6th Fleet Authorities February 15, 2015 Share this article View post tag: 6th View post tag: americas View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: USS Laboon View post tag: fleet View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: joins The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility from Naval Station Norfolk on Friday.In preparation for their deployment, the Laboon crew just completed their composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. The crew trained during exercises involving small boat operations, routine flight operations, weapons firing and damage control drills.Command Master Chief James Roberts, said:We are deploying to support our allies in our never-ending mission to stand up for what is right.Commissioned in 1995, Laboon is the eighth Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the only Navy ship named after a Navy chaplain.[mappress mapid=”15125″]Image: US Navylast_img read more