Weale warns Bank of England’s forecasts are too optimistic

first_img GIVEN its recent track record of missing the inflation target, the Bank of England should take inflation threats more seriously, Bank policymaker Martin Weale said yesterday. Weale defended his vote for increasing interest rates by 0.25 per cent. “Continuing above-target inflation could lead to inflationary expectations becoming entrenched,” Weale told a meeting in London. Weale added that he was pessimistic about the chances of inflation moderating as fast as the Bank forecasted in February. There is “real risk” inflation would rise towards five per cent from its current 28-month high of 4.4 per cent, Weale said.The dangers of overshooting the Bank’s two per cent target are more grave than the risks associated with inflation falling back below two per cent, Weale argued. Weale warns Bank of England’s forecasts are too optimistic Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Share KCS-content center_img whatsapp Tuesday 29 March 2011 8:39 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todaymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Goldman calls top of rally in commodities

first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaUndoBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo Show Comments ▼ whatsapp COMMODITY prices dipped yesterday after long-term bull Goldman Sachs advised clients to close their long positions on a basket of commodities including copper, platinum, soy beans and crude oil. Goldman’s “CCCP basket” has made a 25 per cent gain over the last four months, but the bank warned clients to take profits before an expected cooling of the market. “Although we believe that on a 12-month horizon the CCCP basket still has upside potential, in the near term risk-reward no longer favours being long the basket,” Goldman’s commodity research team, led by Jeffrey Currie, said in a note.Crude oil fell from a two and a half year high yesterday, with Brent spot prices closing down 4.4 per cent at $120.83 a barrel in London trading. Copper prices fell two per cent yesterday while platinum edged down one per cent. Mining firms were the top fallers in the FTSE 100 after the note’s release, though the sector was also pushed down by a wider flight to safer stocks. Across the Atlantic, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 117.53 points, led by energy stocks, on fears falling oil prices could set off a reversal in the high-flying energy sectorA spokesman for diversified miner Anglo American, which saw its shares fall 4.6 per cent yesterday, said that while metal prices are expected to be unsettled in the near-term, “our view is that demand pace is sufficiently robust and supply sufficiently challenged, with the resources in increasingly difficult geographies” to ensure price rises.FAST FACTS | COMMODITY BOOM FTSE giants like BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Shell reported huge profits for the last year on soaring commodity prices.Demand from new markets and uncertain long-term supply have recently pushed prices. center_img KCS-content Goldman calls top of rally in commodities Tuesday 12 April 2011 8:25 pm Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wraplast_img read more

Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgTrust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileTrust Bank (Gambia) Limited is a private commercial bank in the Gambia offering banking products and services to the retail and business sectors. The company is also known as Trust Bank Limited (TBL) or Trust Bank (Gambia). It was founded in 1997 by private investors and, at its inception, acquired the assets and liabilities of the defunct Meridian Biao (Gambia) Bank. Today, Trust Bank (Gambia) is one of the largest commercial banks in the Gambia in both asset size and by branch network; it has over 1 000 shareholders with the largest shareholder being the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) of the Gambia and DataBank of Ghana. Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgLes Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileLes Gaz Industriels Limitée is based in Bell Village, Mauritius, and engages in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of industrial gases such as liquid and gaseous nitrogen in bulk, cylinders and welding electrodes in Mauritius and internationally. The company’s production line also include medical gases that are primarily used for medical purposes such as hospitals and clinics, these gases include oxygen, air, entonox, and nitrous oxide gases. In addition, Les Gaz Industriels Limitée offers industrial gas equipment comprising of regulators, cutting torches, flashback arrestors, and a selection of accessories and options in medical gas equipment, as well as welding and cutting services. Les Gaz Industriels Limitée is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

La instalación de Curry atrae a invitados de muchas naciones…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion, Tags Ecumenical & Interreligious, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal News Service — Washington, D.C.] La instalación del Rvdmo. Michael B. Curry como el 27o. Obispo Presidente y Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal fue innegablemente una celebración global e interreligiosa, en la cual estuvieron bien representadas la Comunión Anglicana y las fes abrahámicas del mundo.Seis primados y varios otros líderes anglicanos viajaron hasta la Catedral Nacional de Washington para el oficio del 1 de noviembre que marca oficialmente el inicio del período de nueve años de Curry como Obispo Presidente y Primado.Invitados anglicanos internacionales comparten la alegría por instalación de Curry.Entre las regiones y países representados estaban Brasil, Canadá, Inglaterra, Hong Kong, Corea, Oriente Medio, Nigeria, Filipinas, África del Sur y el Caribe británico (West Indies)..La Rda. Christine Hardman, obispa designada de Newcastle, Iglesia de Inglaterra, asistió como la representante del Palacio de Lambeth, la residencia londinense del arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby.Asistieron también el Rvdmo. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana y el Rvdmo. James Tengatenga, presidente del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, el principal organismo que diseña las políticas de la Comunión.Varios invitados ecuménicos e interreligiosos también participaron en la liturgia que duró dos horas, entre ellos Mohamed Elsanousi de la Sociedad Islámica de Norteamérica, el rabino Steve Gutow del Consejo Judío de Relaciones Públicas, y miembros de las iglesias evangélicas luteranas en Estados Unidos y el Canadá.Invitados ecuménicos e interreligiosos comparten la alegría en la instalación de CurryA fin de resaltar la profundización de relaciones entre la Iglesia Episcopal y las iglesias cristianas en China, el anciano gobernante Fu Xianwei, presidente del Comité Nacional del Comité Patriótico de las Tres Autonomías*, participó de la celebración.Durante el oficio, los invitados anglicanos, ecuménicos e interreligiosos leyeron oraciones.Al tiempo que se desempeña como Obispo Primado y pastor principal de la Iglesia Episcopal, Curry es también uno de los 38 primados de la Comunión Anglicana que cuenta con 80 millones de fieles.Curry asistirá a su primera Reunión de los Primados cuando ésta tenga lugar en enero de 2016 en Cantórbery, Inglaterra.Entre los invitados internacionales que se encontraban en el oficio:Renato Abibico, primer obispo de la Iglesia Episcopal en las Filipinas.Abraham Ackah, obispo de Wiawso, Iglesia Anglicana de Ghana.Suheil Dawani, arzobispo en Jerusalén.Griselda Delgado del Carpio, obispa de CubaJosiah Idowu-Fearon, secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana.Paul Feheley, secretario principal del Primado, Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá.. Christine Hardman, obispa designada de Newcastle, Inglaterra. (representante del Palacio de Lambeth).Jonathan Hart, arzobispo para la Provincia Interna de África Occidental y obispo de Liberia.Fred Hiltz, primado de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá.y Hon. John Holder, arzobispo del Caribe (británico) [West Indies] y obispo de Barbados.Paul Kim, primado de la Iglesia Anglicana de Corea y obispo de Seúl.Peter Koon, secretario general provincial de la Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Iglesia Anglicana en Hong Kong).Thabo Makgoba, arzobispo de Ciudad del Cabo y primado de la Iglesia Anglicana de África del Sur.Julio Murray, obispo de PanamáFrancisco de Assis da Silva, primado de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil y obispo del Brasil Sudoccidental.James Tengatenga, presidente del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano.Anciano gobernante Fu Xianwei, presidente del Movimiento Patriótico de las Tres Autonomías.Héctor Monterroso, obispo de Costa RicaEntre los invitados ecuménicos e interreligiosos:Arzobispo Vicken Aykazian, Iglesia Armenia de América.Naeem Baig, Círculo Islámico de Norteamérica.Rebecca Linda Blachly, principal asesora política de la Oficina de Religión y Asuntos Globales del Departamento de Estado de EE.UU.Warner Durnell, presbítero ejecutivo del Presbiterio de Tennessee del Centro.Mohamed Elsanousi, Sociedad Islámica de Norteamérica.Rabino Steve Gutow, Consejo Judío para las Relaciones Públicas.Susan Johnson, obispa nacional de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en Canadá.Obispo Don Kreiss, Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América, Sínodo de Michigan Sudoriental.Elizabeth Miller, presidente de la Conferencia Provincial de Ancianos Gobernantes de la Iglesia Morava.Ronald Roberson, Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos.Obispa Mary Anne Swenson, Iglesia Metodista Unida.Jim Winkler, secretario general/presidente, Consejo Nacional de Iglesias.* Movimiento Patriótico de las Iglesias Protestantes en China que se basa en los tres principios de autogobierno, autosostén y autopropagación. De ahí que en inglés se le conozca abreviadamente por “Three-Self Church. (N. del T.). Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Video Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curry Installation, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Por Matthew DaviesPosted Nov 1, 2015 Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls La instalación de Curry atrae a invitados de muchas naciones y tradiciones religiosas Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

Church of Ceylon bishop urges Sri Lankan unity ‘to rebuild…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Bishop of Colombo Dhiloraj Canagasabey, the senior bishop of the Church of Ceylon, has urged Sri Lankans to unite and appreciate religious and ethnic diversity. Speaking to reporters, Dhiloraj issued a “humble and earnest” appeal “to the intelligentsia of this country, to all religious leaders, civil society, youth leaders and all our citizens who truly love this land, to come together to overcome all … ethnic, religious and ideological divisions and to formulate policies and to mobilize the people to rebuild our dear, shattered motherland.”He also issued urged an end to the demonization of the country’s Muslim community following the Easter Day massacre in which 257 people were killed when Islamist terrorists attacked churches and hotels in the country. He described Sri Lankan Muslims as “our fellow citizens” who had “lived with us in this country for many hundreds of years.”Read the full article here. Tags Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion Submit a Press Release Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted May 13, 2019 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Church of Ceylon bishop urges Sri Lankan unity ‘to rebuild our dear, shattered motherland’ 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Below average rainfall in August

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSSt. John’s Water Management District Previous articleKilsheimer named to Energy/Environmental CommitteeNext articleVoting for High School game of the week is closed Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictContinuing an unusually low rainfall pattern from July, rainfall during August was below average across most of the St. Johns River Water Management District. All counties except Brevard, Indian River and Okeechobee had below average rainfall.“August’s dry conditions are a reminder that water conservation remains a year-round priority,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Water conservation is something we can all do which plays a significant role in water supply resiliency.”The greatest deficits occurred in Clay, Nassau and Putnam counties. Rainfall totals in these counties were less than 60 percent of the average rainfall for August. The low rainfall for the month is noteworthy given August is part of the rainy season.As a districtwide average, total rainfall over the past 12 months is now more than 7.5 inches lower than average.Baker and Flagler counties have the greatest deficits, with 26 percent and 24 percent lower than average rainfall respectively.Indian River, Osceola and Okeechobee counties remain above average for the previous 12 months.The month’s end was punctuated by Hurricane Hermine. During the first three days of September, Hurricane Hermine brought significant rainfall to the northern and western areas of the district with rainfall totals between six and eight inches in Baker and western Duval counties.The full report was presented at today’s Governing Board meeting. County by county precipitation reports and other data is available online at www.sjrwmd.com/hydroconditionsreport.The district’s hydrologic data collection program collects, processes, manages and disseminates hydrologic and meteorological data that are used for consumptive use permitting, water shortage management, establishment of minimum flows and levels, water supply planning and management, environmental protection and restoration projects, and operation of district flood control facilities. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Time to step up to the plate

first_img The Anatomy of Fear YES, YES, YES! Mike, you could never say it better my friend, IT IS TIME TO TRUST THE LORD! What does He say, “Fear not, for I am with you!” What more reassuring words could fall upon our ears? What a wonderful God we serve! Bless you and yours Mike, Chaz InspirationBy Mike GillandI remember it well, my first year as a Little League ball player.  Up to that point in my life, I don’t think there was ANYTHING that brought more wonder to my young mind than America’s favorite pastime.  I had gone through try-outs and had been assigned to a team, ”General Tire”, the name of a local tire store which sponsored our team and provided us with some truly amazing uniforms.  I am not even sure I slept a single wink before that opening day, a Saturday.  All during the prep for the season, the coach had used me as an outfielder.  But on opening day, and due to a sudden sickness in one of my teammates, my position changed to infield, and I couldn’t have been more excited.You see, where I played didn’t really matter. I had looked forward to, even longed for, the moment that all those imaginations and daydreams were going to become reality. That moment when I stepped up to the plate as a batter.But I remember something happening that I had not expected.  A twinge of nervousness, maybe even a bit of fear, suddenly occupied my mind.  Now, I had faced many a pitcher in tryouts, in practices, but now it counted.  I had to step up to the plate and swing that bat.It has been over 50 years since that very special day, and I, along with every other person in our world, must once again step up to the plate today.  No, not home plate, and it isn’t a game that we’re playing.  It is life.  Our life.  Our life that has changed drastically, and seemingly overnight.And, much like that baseball game where I had to switch positions on opening day, we are all having to brace up for a flexibility that we could never have imagined.  These are trying times, calling for courage and patience.In times like these, my mind and heart races toward the Scriptures, and a couple of verses in Psalms… in particular, Psalms 112:6-7:For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.For every believer, this is a truly precious promise — the thought that we can step up to the plate of bad news, and have our heart held firm.  It isn’t firm because of our resolve, but because of the One who is holding our hearts steady.It is time to step up to the plate. Time to be brave and courageous.  It is time to trust the Lord. Mike Gilland is Operations Manager for The Shepherd Radio Network, a group of radio stations in Florida that features the “Christian Teach/Talk” format. Mike hosts a daily talk radio show in the 2 PM hour called “Afternoons with Mike”, talking to local pastors and newsmakers.  In Orlando, The Shepherd is heard on WIWA, AM 1270.   In addition to his broadcast experience, Mike spent 36 years in full-time ministry as a pastor and worship leader.  As a guitarist, Mike performs at concerts, restaurants, private parties, etc. He is married to Cindy, the father of four grown children and grandfather to seven grandchildren. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 28, 2020 at 9:13 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT charles towne Please enter your name here Photo by Keith Johnston on Unsplash LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply TAGSCourageInspirationMike GillandPatienceThe Shepherd Radio Network Previous articleWhy people need rituals, especially in times of uncertaintyNext articleA pandemic of opportunity? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Turkey: 17 press freedom groups condemn raid against pro-Kurdish daily

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more March 29, 2018 Turkey: 17 press freedom groups condemn raid against pro-Kurdish daily Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor The undersigned international press freedom groups call on Turkish authorities to immediately release the 12 printworkers and staff arrested on March 28 at the premises and print works of the newspaper Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and the further 15 staff taken into custody after home raids on the morning of March 29, 2018. Authorities must also restore control over the paper and its premises to the rightful owners.The below-named organizations also denounce the fact that lawyers acting for those arrested have been denied contact with prosecutors or access to any written documentation in relation to the raids.Two officials purporting to be from the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) are in place at the print works and premises of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, a pro-Kurdish daily, and claim to be holding the sites until they receive further instructions. For its part, the TMSF, now part of the Ministry of Finance’s Directorate of National Estates and formerly an independent banking watchdog under the auspices of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, has denied having received instructions to seize the newspaper’s assets.According to lawyers acting for the detained printworkers and Özgürlükçü Demokrasi’s principal signatory İhsan Yaşar and Kasım Zengin the owner of Gün Printing Advertising Film and Publishing Inc, where the newspaper is printed, a press crimes investigation into the paper was opened on February 7.This was followed by a separate counter-terrorism investigation that began on March 23. It is believed that both investigations, of which no written notification has been made to the paper, are in relation to Özgürlükçü Demokrasi’s coverage of Turkey’s incursion into Afrin, northern Syria.As the sole remaining Kurdish daily newspaper in Istanbul, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi is vital in maintaining the extremely fragile access to information that is not controlled by the state.Following the closure of other pro-Kurdish newspapers and television stations such as Azadiya Welat, IMC TV and Hayatın Sesi in 2016, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi is one of the last sources of pro-Kurdish daily printed news in Turkey.‘The Turkish authorities must halt their sustained repression of Kurdish culture and language. We are highly alarmed by the onslaught on Kurdish and pro-Kurdish media outlets and journalists that has intensified dramatically since the crackdown on freedom of expression since the attempted coup of July 2016, and now reached a new low point with this takeover of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi’, said Carles Torner, Executive Director of PEN International.We, the signatories of this statement, strongly condemn the takeover of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, which has taken place without any legal justification or documentation. We reject the denial of information and prosecutoral access to lawyers acting for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi’s arrested staff members.”The government’s takeover of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi is extremely concerning” said Joy Hyvarinen, head of advocacy at Index on Censorship, “We urge European and other governments to condemn the obliteration of free media in Turkey.”We call for the release of the arrested staff members and printworkers and official confirmation from the TMSF of the legal status of the alleged acquisition of Engin Publishing Print Inc. — and the Gün Printing Advertising Film and Publishing Inc.Katie Morris, Head of Europe and Central Asia Programme at ARTICLE 19 said: “The takeover of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi restricts the space for freedom of expression even further in Turkey and curtails the right of the public to access information on issues of public interest, particularly in relation to the on-going conflict in the South East of the country. We call for the authorities to cease harassing this newspaper and restore much needed media freedom in Turkey.”The takeover of one of the last remaining opposition newspapers follows the aqcuisition last week of Turkey’s largest media organization and newspaper distributor, Doğan Group, by Turkish conglomerate Demirören, whose media outlets are known for taking a pro-government stance.In the week prior to the purchase, an internet streaming bill was passed granting the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) sweeping powers to monitor, license and block online streaming channels and news providers.“This latest act against freedom press confirms that Erdogan wants to repress any free voice in Turkey. A firm position in Europe is needed to make pressure the Turkish government to restore the rule of law as soon as possible with the cessation of the state of emergency,” said Antonella Napoli member of Articolo 21 and coordinator of Free Turkey Media in Italy.International Press Institute (IPI)’s Turkey Advocacy Coordinator Caroline Stockford said, “IPI strongly condemns yesterday’s raid and the government’s tactic of shutting down Özgürlükçü Demokrasi in an apparently illegal manner in order to silence dissenting voices in the run-up to the presidential elections.Despite the opportunity presenting itself at this week’s Varna summit, Europe failed again to strongly condemn Turkey’s repression of free media and free speech.”The peoples of Turkey have a right to access informative opposition reporting in order to form a balanced opinion especially in the lead up to an election.We call on Turkey to respect the human right to freedom of expression and to refrain from its practice of stifling all opposition media and to release the Özgürlükçü Demokrasi workers from detention.We, the undersigned, call on European newspapers and governments to make clear statements to Turkey that access to balanced, critical reporting is essential to democracy and that the freedom of the press must be respected and maintained. 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€1.3m approved for Flood Remedial Works

first_imgPrint Previous articleAnti Austerity Alliance opens Limerick baseNext articleMinister told to speed up help for flood victims Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin TAGSfloodingMusic LimerickSt Mary’s park Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter Emailcenter_img REPAIR work to the tune of €1.3m will begin immediately on repairs to homes damaged by flooding in St Mary’s Park following the approval of the funding from the Department of the Environment, it has been confirmed by Limerick City Council. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The funding was announced today (Friday) following discussions between Limerick City Council and the Department of the Environment and agreed that Regeneration monies will be used to carry out the necessary works.Residents of St Mary’s Park are being informed by local authority officials door to door today that contractors will begin reinstatement works to all homes with flood damage. Reinstatement works had commenced on Local Authority owned properties in recent weeks where the area was particularly badly affected by flooding from an extreme high tide in Limerick on February 1st. A major response effort by Limerick City Council took place in the aftermath of the flooding to pump away floodwaters and assist residents with alternative accommodation and housing repairs.Brian Geaney, Senior Executive Officer, Limerick City Council, explained that over the last number of weeks, the Local Authority has been involving in an on-going cleansing and sanitation process of all affected homes.“Since the flooding happened, the de-humidification of all houses involved has been taking place and this takes time due to the level of flood damage that was caused,” he explained. “Limerick City Council has been actively engaged with residents, local Councillors and organisations in St Mary’s Park to keep them updated on a continuous basis about our efforts including St Mary’s Community Group, St Mary’s Regeneration Committee and St Mary’s Aid. I’m delighted to confirm that works can now continue to include all houses following the drying out of all affected premises.”Mr Geaney confirmed that Limerick City Council will remain in contact with the Department of the Environment in relation to other aspects of the flood relief programme.Other areas of Limerick affected by the flooding should make an application as previously advised to the Housing Assistance Scheme operated by the Department of Social Protection. The details of this scheme are available at the local Community Welfare Services contact points or at www.welfare.ieFlood victims were also assisted by the Department of Social Protection which paid a total of €109,242 to affected persons after 275 claims were processed for their immediate needs and the replacement of furniture and electrical items that were destroyed. NewsBreaking newsCommunity€1.3m approved for Flood Remedial WorksBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2014 658 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Clonlara couple stuck in their marooned home Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more