LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS HEEEEEEEEEAVE! What a maul! Silver service: Clermont Auvergne lift the European Challenge Cup trophy (Getty Images) The Yellow Army triumph 36-16 against La Rochelle in Newcastle It had to be him! Damien Penaud gets the first try of the #ChallengeCup final as Clermont strike first in Newcastle He’s just so difficult to stop! pic.twitter.com/wcs35xGVmH— Watch the Champions Cup final live on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) May 10, 2019Their second try, in the 59th minute, did not require such build-up play. Clermont had a lineout just inside the La Rochelle 22 from a penalty, won the ball, set the maul and crossed the line with the speed of a sports car and power of a steamroller.The pace with which the forwards motored to the whitewash, splintering the La Rochelle defenders before Man of the Match Fritz Lee touched down, was remarkable and the conversion made it 26-9. The Clermont pack steamroll La Rochelle to put the #ChallengeCup in touching distance! pic.twitter.com/TiE7UIVotO— Watch the Champions Cup final live on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) May 10, 2019La Rochelle are not a team to throw in the proverbial towel, though, and hit back within a few minutes. They kicked for a lineout in the 22 from a penalty and a few phases later Uini Atonio span around in the tackle to score next to the posts.Power play: Uini Atonio scored La Rochelle’s only try (Getty Images)However, in the final ten minutes Wesley Fofana provided a fitting finishing touch. Clermont set up from a five-metre lineout, Camille Lopez out through a kick, Fofana collected and dived under the posts.La Rochelle did push for a consolation after Alivereti Raka was sin-binned for a deliberate knock-on but the bounce of the ball just would not fall for them.The first ten minutes delivered one of the lighter moments of the match when Camille Lopez was picked up and carried into touch by La Rochelle prop Dany Priso, with a little help from West. Clermont win 2019 European Challenge Cup finalFor many the Challenge Cup final is the appetiser for the Champions Cup main course but the 28,438 people who filed into St James’ Park to see Clermont and La Rochelle battle it out in the second-tier competition will certainly have left satiated.It was a record crowd for a Challenge Cup final in the UK – pretty significant given this was an all-French final – and they were rewarded with a fast, frenetic and highly entertaining game, which Clermont won 36-16.Finishing touch: Wesley Fofana scores Clermont’s final try (Getty Images)Clermont moved the ball left to right with their offloading game, pulling defenders every which way, while La Rochelle – with Ihaia West pulling the strings – capitalised on any error, scything through holes and pouncing on loose balls as they tried to catch Clermont on the counter-attack.Still, it took a while for the first try to come. Nearly half an hour in fact. Clermont launched phase after phase of attack from an eight-metre lineout, not only drawing in La Rochelle defenders but tiring them.They eventually made the breakthrough when switching the play from right to left, Isaia Toeava releasing Damian Penaud, who glided over the line having earlier come up short when stretching for it. “Put me down please?”Dany Priso going full BIG BROTHER on Camille Lopez #ChallengeCup pic.twitter.com/AfDLinsc1L— Watch the Champions Cup final live on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) May 10, 2019Clermont lost their captain Morgan Parra midway through the first period, the scrum-half appearing to suffer a serious knee injury and being replaced by Greig Laidlaw. Yet he was able to return to the pitch for the trophy presentation – on crutches.Clermont – Tries: Penaud, Lee, Fofana. Cons: Laidlaw 3. Pens: Parra, Laidlaw 4. La Rochelle – Try: Atonio. Con: West. Pens: West 3.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing El Rdo. E. Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, a la derecha, y el Rdo. Charles Robertson, canónigo del Obispo Primado fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal, antes de un panel sobre el papel de las organizaciones de carácter religioso en la ayuda a refugiados y su reasentamiento que tuvo lugar el 13 de abril en la sede de las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York.[Episcopal News Service] El espíritu del voluntariado norteamericano, particularmente su naturaleza interreligiosa, es algo que impresionó a Abdul Saboor cuando vino por primera vez a Estados Unidos como refugiado de Afganistán, donde había trabajado con militares estadounidenses que operaban en ese país.“La comunidad está dispuesta a ayudar a las personas necesitadas”, dijo él durante una mesa redonda sobre “Encontrar un nuevo hogar: el papel de las organizaciones de carácter religioso en la ayuda a los refugiados y el trabajo de reasentamiento de refugiados” que se celebró el 13 de abril en la sede de Naciones Unidas en Nueva York. “Vi a cristianos ayudando a musulmanes y a musulmanes ayudando a cristianos. Nunca había visto nada igual”.Cuando voluntarios de varias congregaciones se ofrecieron para ayudar a Saboor y a su esposa a establecerse en Syracuse, Nueva York, no hubo ninguna diferencia para él, dijo, de qué tradición religiosa procedían, lo que importaba era que ellos se ocupaban. Las acciones de los voluntarios lo inspiraron a hacer lo mismo.Él dio inicio a su voluntariado con Interfaith Works, una organización que brinda reasentamiento y servicios de postreasentamiento a los recién llegados mientras construyen una nueva vida en Estados Unidos. En la actualidad él trabaja para la organización como coordinador de un programa de subvenciones compensadas y es estudiante de la Universidad de Syracuse.El panel de seis miembros, organizado en asociación con LDS Charities, fue parte de la serie de la ONU “Centrado en la fe” [Focus on Faith], la cual explora la labor de las tradiciones religiosas y de las organizaciones de carácter religioso en todo el mundo junto con su misión de proteger los derechos humanos y apoyar el desarrollo sostenible.Durante la década del 30 del pasado siglo, la Iglesia Episcopal en el sur de Ohio comenzó formalmente a acoger a refugiados que huían de la Alemania nazi. En 1938, la Iglesia creó un cartel que muestra una escena muy conocida del evangelio de San Mateo. En él se ve a Jesús en brazos de su madre María, y junto a José el marido de María, cuando huyen de su país después de que su gobierno desatara una campaña infanticida.Las organizaciones de carácter religioso comenzaron a trabajar con refugiados durante la segunda guerra mundial, explicó Barbara Day, jefa de la sección de reasentamiento nacional en la Oficina de Población, Refugiados y Migrantes del Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. Cuando los refugiados empezaron a huir de Vietnam en 1975, se hizo una petición de ayuda a congregaciones en todo el país que se ofrecieran a colaborar, continuó ella, en lo que sería el primer programa de reasentamiento contemporáneo que posteriormente se formalizaría como una asociación pública-privada en 1980.El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración (EMM por su sigla en inglés) es una de nueve agencias – seis de ellas de carácter religioso — que trabajan en asociación con el Departamento de Estado para acoger y reasentar refugiados. Las agencias reciben financiación básica del gobierno federal para el reasentamiento de refugiados.“Es uno de los mayores honores de mi vida que el obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, Michael Curry, me haya pedido que sirviera como director de un ministerio que llega tan profundamente el tuétano de lo que significa para mí ser un cristiano fiel”, dijo el Rdo. E. Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, durante el evento. “Nuestro ministerio entre los refugiados ofrece esperanza a los desesperados todos los días. Brinda seguridad y oportunidades diariamente a los vulnerables. Como persona de fe, como seguidor de Jesús, no hay ninguna labor mejor que esta y no tengo palabras para expresar mi agradecimiento”.El EMM reasentó 5.762 refugiados de un total de 85.000 reasentados en Estados Unidos en el año fiscal 2016. Mediante su red de filiales, el EMM ofrece ayuda directa a los recién llegados. También ofrece medios a las congregaciones de participar en el reasentamiento de refugiados en sus comunidades y alienta a los episcopales a incorporarse a la Red Episcopal de Política Pública y a abogar en favor de políticas que protejan los derechos de los refugiados y de los solicitantes de asilo.A principios de abril, en respuesta a la política de EE.UU. que reducirá a la mitad el número de refugiados que se reasientan anualmente, el EMM anunció que eliminará seis de los 31 miembros de su red de filiales.Sin embargo, la participación de los episcopales en el reasentamiento de refugiados no se limita a la red de filiales del EMM.“Todas nuestras congregaciones en el país trabajan con filiales de las otras ocho agencias nacionales para acoger refugiados”, dijo Stevenson, en lugares como The Woodlands, Texas; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Baltimore, Maryland; y Allentown, Pensilvania. “Los voluntarios ayudan a sus vecinos a encontrar casas, a iniciar o reiniciar sus carreras o a aprovechar nuevas oportunidades educacionales. La Iglesia Episcopal toma en serio el mandato divino a amar a nuestro prójimo como a nosotros mismos al acoger [al extranjero]”.El EMM fue la única agencia de reasentamiento de refugiados representada en el panel, pero líderes de otras organizaciones de carácter religioso compartieron un panorama de su quehacer y sus asociaciones.Ayuda Islámica USA [Islamic Relief USA] no reasienta refugiados en Estados Unidos, pero sí labora para atender las necesidades humanitarias de refugiados en todo el mundo con la colaboración de asociados, LDS Charities entre ellos, dijo Anwar Khan, funcionario ejecutivo de Ayuda Islámica. Mediante una asociación con la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, Ayuda Islámica USA labora para prevenir la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas, añadió.Lo que comenzó como una ayuda a los etíopes que huían de Sudán, dio lugar a una ayuda a musulmanes necesitados en todo el mundo y finalmente evolucionó para ayudar “a todo el mundo en todas partes”, explicó Khan.En 2017, el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados calcula que 1,19 millones de refugiados deberán ser reasentados. En todo el mundo, la guerra y la persecución han obligado a un total de 65.3 personas a huir de sus hogares. El otoño pasado, la Asamblea General de la ONU fue sede de la primera reunión de jefes de Estado y de gobierno para abordar los grandes movimientos de refugiados y migrantes, con el propósito de unificar a los países detrás de un enfoque más humano y coordinado.Desde esa reunión y luego de la elección del presidente Donald Trump, el sentimiento hacia los refugiados, particularmente musulmanes, ha empezado a cambiar; por ejemplo, una de las primeras decisiones de Trump como presidente fue reducir el número de refugiados a ser admitidos en Estados Unidos. Y la oleada de sentimiento en contra de inmigrantes y refugiados, que comenzara en Europa en años recientes en respuesta a la crisis en Siria, ha continuado.Cuando Saboor llegó por primera vez a Estados Unidos, la gente tenía “muchísimas imágenes y percepciones de mí y de mi familia”, dijo él.Una manera de contrarrestar las nociones preconcebidas y con frecuencias negativas de la sociedad sobre los refugiados e inmigrantes es reunir a la gente y alentar el diálogo y las conversaciones profundas y empáticas, puntualizó Saboor.-Lynette Wilson es jefa de redacción de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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150 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 Tagged with: legacy fundraising Remember a Charity Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, is this week promoting the value of supporting charities by leaving a charitable legacy. She is writing to more than 8,000 solicitors, asking them to make Will-writing clients aware of the option of including a charitable gift in their Will.Her letter, which backs up Remember A Charity’s work with the legal sector, highlights the key role legal advisers have in making clients aware of all their options when writing a Will. It invites solicitors to join Remember A Charity’s network of more than 1,100 Campaign Supporters who share a commitment to offer advice on gifts in Wills to clients.Tracey Crouch MP said: “We want to increase awareness of legacy giving and make it the norm, so as many charities can benefit as possible. There are many ways we can boost recognition. Employers can promote the scheme when providing information about pensions and retirement. Legal firms could also talk clients through the process of legacy giving when discussing their will. “I hope solicitors who receive this letter will join Remember A Charity’s growing network of campaign supporters.” Why solicitors matterLegacy income is currently worth more than £2.8 billion a year to UK charities. It is the largest single source of voluntary income to the sector. Any charity can benefit from a legacy gift, with 25,000 different charities having been named in Wills since the year 2012, according to Legacy Foresight.The potential for solicitors to increase this is considerable. Research from the Behavioural Insights Team in 2016 shows that solicitors can treble the number of legacy gifts made simply by referencing the option of including a charity.Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, said: “The legal community has such an important role to play in making the public aware of all the options when writing a Will. While we always encourage people to consider their friends and family first, it is critical that solicitors also make clients aware that they can support charities in this way too.“People have all sorts of misconceptions about gifts in Wills, often believing that you have to choose between family and charity, or that you need to be wealthy to leave a legacy. The reality is that even a small amount can make a massive difference to the good causes people care about.”Many solicitors already remind clients of the option of leaving a charitable bequest. Annual promotional activity to the legal press and research by Remember A Charity has found that 72% of solicitors always or sometimes advise clients about the inheritance tax benefits of legacy giving. This has increased from 66% in 2015 and 61% in 2009.Remember A Charity aims to increase the number of campaign supporters and for charity to become a standard inclusion within any conversation about Will-planning. 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. Photo: Tracey Crouch MP – The DCMS on Flickr.com Howard Lake | 7 December 2017 | News Charities Minister asks solicitors to support legacy giving 149 total views, 3 views today Advertisement
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Previous articleApplications Open for ISDA Livestock GrantsNext articleWhen in Doubt, Blame It on GMOs Gary Truitt SHARE The extreme profits currently being seen in the pork sector will also attract some new producers into the business. “In the 3rd quarter of this year we saw profits averaging about $80 a head,” Hurt noted. “With a sow able to produce about 25 pigs in a litter, do the math, those profits are going to be attractive to a lot of folks.” Hurt says. with the prospect for several years of lower corn and soybean prices, some grain producers may get into pork production. However, he believes these newcomers will not have much of an impact on total production, “Only about 30 of pork production is accounted for by smaller operations with 70% accounted for my larger operations. So while new folks getting into pork production may increase production somewhat, it is still the larger operations that control most of the industry.” Hurt added that the days of the “inners and outers” is gone. He sees pork profits averaging about $30 a head in 2015. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Oct 5, 2014 Livestock Expansion Set to Begin SHARE Livestock Expansion Set to Begin Home Indiana Agriculture News Livestock Expansion Set to Begin Expansion is also underway in the beef sector, with heifer retention on the rise. But Hurt says beef supplies will not likely increase until 2017 simply because it takes a long time to rebuild the beef herd. He says, on the pork side, consumers should start seeing lower prices at the retail meat counter by next spring. Facebook Twitter Dr. Chris HurtHigh hog prices and low feed prices are fueling a major expansion in the pork industry, according to Purdue Ag Economist, Dr. Chris Hurt. The latest USDA report indicated that US hog numbers were still well below a year ago, but a record corn crop being harvested. Hurt says producers are ready to expand, “We at the point where producers are beginning to retain gilts, some may be a month or two into that; and we are expecting to see fall and winter forewings up 4%.” He is forecasting total hog numbers in the 4th quarter to be down about 1% from a year ago but market weights could be a little higher this fall and winter, driven by low-priced feed and favorable profit margins.
Organisation December 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio FM-Liberté allowed back on air ChadAfrica to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information December 1, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Chad Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad ChadAfrica News News November 27, 2020 Find out more Radio FM-Liberté was allowed back on air on 17 December. The minister of public security and immigration Abdramane Moussa signed an order that authorised it to resume broadcasting. The radio was shut down on 21 October for „illegal operation and deviant behaviour” after broadcasting an item that was highly critical of President Idriss Deby. One journalist accused the head of state of being a poor democrat and having brought in „predators, destroyers of the economy and professional killers who hold the power of life and death over other citizens”.————————————23.10.2003Radio FM-Liberté closedReporters Without Borders has protested the indefinite closure, on 21 October 2003, of the community radio station FM-Liberté by the Public Security Ministry for”illegal operation and deviant behaviour”. This decision follows the broadcastof a report that was very critical of President Idriss Deby.”The evolution of freedom of expression in Chad had been relatively positive inrecent years. Unfortunately, we are compelled to note that certain subjectsremain taboo, especially when the president and his entourage are involved. Inspring 2003, two journalists spent two months in prison after criticising thehead of state’s mother-in-law,” said Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard. “This is not the first time that the country’s authorities have attacked FM-Liberté, which is known to have close ties to human rights organisations,” added Robert Ménard.FM-Liberté recently compared President Deby to Hissène Habré, the former Chadian dictator (1982-1990), and accused him of having “brought in predators,destroyers of the economy and professional killers who hold the power of lifeand death over other citizens.” On 17 October, the radio station’seditor-in-chief, Dobian Assingar, was called to order by the High Council ofCommunications (Haut conseil de la communication) on order of CommunicationMinister Moctar Wawa Dahab. On 21 October, a Public Security Ministry decreestipulated that, “Radio FM-Liberté is closed from this day on, until furthernotice, for illegal operation and deviant behaviour.”The radio station has been subject to government pressure in the past due to thecontent of its programmes. During the 2001 presidential election, the stationwas ordered to stop broadcasting political debates. The following year, Radio FM-Liberté was suspended for three weeks for disrupting public order after reporting on a student demonstration in Cameroon. News Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Receive email alerts Reports October 7, 2020 Find out more
Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more October 10, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hunger-striking journalist hospitalized after six days in detention Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News Follow the news on Liberia LiberiaAfrica June 12, 2020 Find out more Reports News Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call to the Liberian authorities to immediately release FrontPage Africa editor Rodney Sieh, who was rushed to hospital from his prison late in the evening of 27 August after a rapid decline in his physical condition.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, Sieh is experiencing serious health problems as a result of the hunger strike he began as soon as he was jailed on 21 August for refusing to pay an astronomical damages award.“We urge Sieh to quickly abandon this hunger strike but, at the same time, we think this extreme form of appeal for help should elicit clemency from the authorities. They must avoid adding a tragedy to the scandal of detaining a journalist unjustly. And they must act quickly.”——-26.08.2013 – Court closes newspaper two days after jailing editorReporters Without Borders condemns the supreme court’s decision to ban publication of the daily FrontPage Africa on 23 August, two days after its editor, Rodney Sieh, was jailed.The ban was ordered shortly after the Press Union of Liberia and civil society representatives tried to negotiate with the authorities in order to prevent the newspaper’s closure.——–22.08.2013 – Newspaper editor jailed for inability to pay astronomical damages awardReporters Without Borders condemns FrontPage Africa editor Rodney Sieh’s imprisonment after Liberia’s supreme court upheld a decision ordering him to pay former agriculture minister Chris Toe 1.6 million dollars (1.2 million euros) in libel damages.On 20 August, a judge ordered the newspaper’s closure and Sieh’s detention pending payment and, as a result, Sieh was jailed yesterday after he said he would not pay.“The supreme court’s decision is an unacceptable violation of freedom of information,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is shocking that a journalist is in prison because of his work in a country whose president is a Nobel peace laureate, one who moreover gave a firm undertaking to support press freedom by signing the Declaration of Table Mountain in 2007.“We urge President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to do everything possible within the limits of her powers to ensure that these undertakings are respected and that Sieh is released at once. His imprisonment had highlighted the urgency of completing the decriminalization of media offences by imposing ceilings on damages awards, or else the reforms already carried out will have little effect.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Such a disproportionate damages award as the one issued against FrontPage Africa constitutes intimidation of the media, which have a vital role to play in combatting corruption.”Toe sued FrontPage Africa over a series of articles in 2009 accusing him of embezzling agriculture ministry funds. Toe claims that the newspaper got its facts wrong and therefore defamed him. The Press Union of Liberia and civil society representatives are currently negotiating with the authorities in an attempt to prevent FrontPage Africa’s closure.The same judge also heard another libel action against Sieh on 20 August, one brought by National Port Authority chief Matilda Parker. She is seeking 1 million dollars in damages (750,000 euros) for insulting comments about her posted by visitors to the FrontPage Africa website, although Sieh gave a formal apology and suspended the editor who allowed the comments to be posted. Parker’s lawyers said they would also seek FrontPage Africa’s closure.Liberia is ranked 97th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Photo : A man selling newspapers in Monrovia (Issouf Sanogo / AFP) December 16, 2020 Find out more RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists News Help by sharing this information RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa LiberiaAfrica Organisation to go further
Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ By News Highland – October 15, 2012 Twitter News WhatsApp Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Major reform plans for local government are set to come before cabinet tomorrow.It emerged last week that a radical overhaul of the system was on the cards, with many Town Councils around the country facing abolition or merger.It’s expected the plan could save more than 70 million euro, but town councillors in Donegal say it would be a false economy.Conversely, Political Editor Shane Coleman says some people wanted to see even more radical proposals, but that would have been a step too far for the cabinet………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/scole830.mp3[/podcast] NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCall for the complete ban on the sale of fireworks after recent incidentsNext articleHousing commencements down but planning applications up in Donegal News Highland Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Cabinet will discuss Local Government reform proposals tomorrow Pinterest
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