Why protesters need a reality check

first_img whatsapp Wednesday 10 November 2010 8:56 pm KCS-content Why protesters need a reality check Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp IT is a tragic day when the headquarters of a political party in a democracy are stormed by a lawless mob. That is what happened yesterday to the Tory HQ in Millbank; it almost happened at the Liberal Democratic base in Cowley Street. A minority of thugs in the crowd – possibly professional agitators of the sort that caused havoc at the G20 meetings in 2009 – turned violent; regrettably, the police failed to contain the violence properly, for reasons which remain unclear but which must urgently be investigated. The authorities need to be better prepared to deal with this sort of thing in the future and ensure that people and property are adequately protected.Student fees were first introduced by the Labour government. The £3,290 the universities are allowed to charge UK students ensures that virtually every institution loses money on every British student they accept. This makes no sense: graduates earn around £100,000 more over a lifetime than non-graduates (and often much more). The reforms to the original system proposed by the present government are hardly radical and include numerous safeguards to help the poor and those whose parents are from less well-off backgrounds (crucially, Labour’s fees didn’t discourage the poor, with demand for places from the less-well off continuing to rise). Unfortunately, even fees of £9,000 a year – the maximum allowed under the reforms – won’t be enough to allow the top UK universities to compete globally with the likes of Harvard, MIT and even now the best Chinese universities. In this area, as in others, the UK is in relative decline. It would be nice if tens of billions of pounds of free money could be conjured up out of thin air. As rational, grown-up strategies for plugging the budget deficit go, however, magic isn’t exactly what most economists would recommend. There is no such thing as a free lunch, which is why hard choices are now having to be made about public spending. Reasonable people can disagree about what the priorities should be; but nobody can deny that the government is spending close to 20 per cent more than it is collecting in tax. Countries that go on like that for too long eventually go bust.Mindsets must change in Britain: higher education needs to be seen as an investment, not as an opportunity to have a good time at taxpayers’ expense. That will mean that students will have to face more of the costs – and not merely enjoy the benefits – of their education. It also means that they will have to consider more carefully which degrees they wish to study. In return, they will be able to behave more like consumers, forcing the system to evolve. There will be more two-year degrees and more distance learning; for-profit companies need to enter the market, which is currently controlled by charities. More innovation and experimentation is needed. Students should embrace, not fear, the current, tentative moves towards the commercialisation of higher education. It is a shame yesterday’s protesters couldn’t see this. ECONOMIC HORROR STORYIf you like the sorts of arguments presented in this column, you will enjoy a brilliant polemic on Channel Four at 9pm tonight. It is called Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story and makes the case that to put Britain back on track we need to radically rethink the role of the state, stop politicians spending money in our name and introduce a flat tax. It’s great stuff. [email protected] last_img read more

Hungary Bank continues its feud

first_img Show Comments ▼ Monday 20 December 2010 7:30 pm Tags: NULL KCS-content The central bank of Hungary raised interest rates by a quarter of a per cent yesterday, bringing the rate to 5.75 per cent. The hike was attributed to above target consumer price index (CPI) inflation, which hit 4.2 per cent in November. Yet analysts say the rise signals an increase in tensions between the Bank and the government, which continues with exceptionally high taxes and “unsustainable” fiscal policies. whatsappcenter_img Hungary Bank continues its feud 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 The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Share More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com whatsapplast_img read more

Signet gets boost from US sales

first_img Signet gets boost from US sales KCS-content Tuesday 11 January 2011 7:25 pm whatsapp Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap Tags: NULL Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Signet Jewelers has reported an 11.7 per cent rise in like-for-like sales across its portfolio of US jewellery outlets, but said that comparable UK data was down 4.2 per cent. Signet’s UK brands, including H Samuel, account for 20 per cent of its global business. Chief executive Tony Burman attributed the poor UK results, which meant that global like-for-like sales saw a less impressive increase of 8.1 per cent, to bad winter weather that had kept shoppers away from stores. Signet said it expects income before income tax to be up between 25 per cent and 31 per cent this fiscal year, and expects adjusted earnings per share between $2.54 and $2.66. last_img read more

Cambodian premier orders end to igaming

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Cambodian premier orders end to igaming Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Cambodia’s Prime Minister has ordered the shutdown of the country’s emerging online gaming industry, just weeks after putting a halt to the issuing of igaming licences.At a 31 August meeting of the country’s Council of Ministers, the executive body of the country’s legislature, Prime Minister Hun Sen called for an end to online gambling in the country.According to a Council statement on the meeting, translated by the Khmer Times, none of the online licences issued will be renewed when they expire at the end of 2019.“All kinds of online and arcade gambling in the Kingdom are illegal and all these businesses will be banned by the end of 2019,” it said.“Samdech Prime Minister said that Cambodia needed to develop the country based on natural and cultural heritage tourisms, but not based on income from online gambling.”It follows the decision to stop issuing new licences in August, which itself was in response to allegations that a significant number of unlicensed operators were active in the country, targeting local and foreign players.These companies, the government claims, are cheating and extorting money from players, affecting Cambodia’s social order. Local media estimates that more than 150 licences have been awarded in the country to date.Cambodia’s crackdown comes as China ramps up pressure on southeast Asian nations to ban online gambling, amid claims that offshore operators are harming its citizens.This has also prompted the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to put a halt to the issuing of igaming licences at least until the end of 2019.However, it appears that China’s calls for the Philippines to ban online gambling may not be heeded.The country’s ambassador to China, Jose Santiago ‘Chito’ Sta. Romana, said that any decision on whether to shut down Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) lay with President Rodrigo Duterte, and not Beijing. Legal & compliance Regions: Asia China Cambodia Philippines AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 3rd September 2019 | By contenteditor Cambodia’s Prime Minister has ordered the shut down of the country’s emerging online gaming industry, just weeks after putting a halt to the issuing of igaming licences.last_img read more

Vie.gg appoints new head of marketing and esports

first_img Topics: Esports Marketing & affiliates People Sports betting Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Vie.gg appoints new head of marketing and esports 2nd June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Esportscenter_img Esports Entertainment Group has appointed Magnus Leppaniemi as vice president of marketing and head of esports at its flagship esports betting brand Vie.gg.Leppaniemi most recently worked as global sales director for esports-focused influencer marketing agency WeHype. He has also served as North America sales director for esports tournament organiser DreamHack and publisher relations manager for game distributor Ztorm.He has worked with brands such as Intel, BenQ Zowie, Electronic Arts, Activision, ESL and the National Basketball Association in his career to date.“I’m very excited to join the Esports Entertainment team,” Leppaniemi said. “As the first online betting company to list on Nasdaq, the company has a great pedigree that we can continue to build on.“We want to build trust with the players, fans, teams, publishers, and the community and give them a unique esports experience. Esports betting is here to stay, and we want to build the premier platform in the industry that benefits the gaming and esports communities.“I look forward to accelerating our marketing efforts, refining our go-to-market models, and building out our esports initiatives.”Grant Johnson, chief executive of Esports Entertainment Group, said Leppaniemi brought “invaluable” knowledge of the gaming and esports industries to the business.“Over more than two decades in gaming, Magnus has built an extensive network of relationships that could provide tremendous value as we execute on our global growth strategy,” Johnson said.Esports Entertainment Group has taken a number of measures to expand in the past month, starting with a deal to acquire LHE Enterprises, parent company of betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment.In May, the operator signed a binding letter of intent to acquire LHE Enterprises. While terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, Johnson noted that with Argyll generating annual revenue of around $12.0m (£9.7m/€11.1m), the acquisition would have “a major positive impact” on the business.Later that month the operator then secured a gaming service licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). The licence will run for 10 years and allow Esports Entertainment to offer online pool betting to players.On 27 May, the group also formed a new US-facing subsidiary, GMBL New Jersey. Esports Entertainment said the new subsidiary will make its first application for a betting license in the state in the “near future” and will provide updates for each of its license applications as they are submitted.Alongside the announcement of the American subsidiary, the group said it received an additional $1.9m in funding from a public offering of securities. This followed the raising of $885,762 earlier in the month for total fundraising of $2.8m. Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Esports Entertainment Group has appointed Magnus Leppaniemi as vice president of marketing and head of esports at its flagship esports betting brand Vie.gg.last_img read more

With the 2020 election approaching, how political can clergy get?

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Rev. Kim Jackson speaks to a man after washing his feet. Courtesy photo[Episcopal News Service] As vicar of Church of the Common Ground, a street-based ministry, the Rev. Kim Jackson serves homeless and vulnerable people living on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia.This coming January, she hopes to serve them in an additional setting: the Georgia Capitol, as a member of the state Senate.“About half the folks that attend my service on Sundays sleep outside of the Capitol during the week – they sleep across the street from the Capitol,” she told Episcopal News Service. “I will serve outside of the Capitol with people who sleep out there, and I will go inside and fight like hell on behalf of them.”Jackson is running as a Democrat in a reliably blue district in Atlanta’s eastern suburbs. The seat is currently held by Senate Democratic Leader Steve Henson, who is not seeking reelection. If she wins, she will be the first openly lesbian state senator in Georgia history.Jackson, who since age 13 has wanted to be both a pastor and a politician, said the decision to run was “more a question of how do I do this or when do I do this, not will I do this.” She was inspired by other clergy members who have served in office, like the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis, an ordained Baptist minister who served Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, including much of Atlanta, and the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the South Carolina state senator who also served as pastor of Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, where he and eight others were killed by a white supremacist in 2015.The Rev. Kim Jackson speaks during a campaign meet-and-greet event. Courtesy photoJackson, who was also born in South Carolina, described learning about Pinckney’s life as a “pivotal moment” for her.“That reminded me that I was in the South and that this was possible – that you could be a state senator who served a church … and that there was room, particularly in the Black tradition, for one to do both of those things.”A former associate rector at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in downtown Atlanta, Jackson also got advice from three All Saints’ parishioners who serve in the Georgia Legislature. She sees running for office as “an extension of [her] ministry” with vulnerable people on the streets of Atlanta, for whom political decisions can have major, immediate impacts. If elected, she would continue to serve Common Ground “because these two things are intertwined,” she told ENS.“In the congregation that I serve, the policies that we make around issues of affordable housing, around criminal justice and reentry – those policies make a difference in their lives every single day. So, yes, we talk about those things,” Jackson said.She got Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright’s approval before running and does not campaign during services. Still, she has found it hard to separate Kim Jackson the priest from Kim Jackson the candidate.“I am running as Kim Jackson, not the Rev. Kim Jackson,” she told ENS. “And I did that intentionally because a year ago, I thought that those two things could be separated out. But I will say, a year into it, that that is not possible. People know me as Reverend Kim, and whether I am stumping for my campaign or standing up to deliver a homily, I am Reverend Kim, and my congregants are extraordinarily proud of the fact that I am running.”Jackson’s run for office does not violate any law or any church canon, and though it is unusual, it’s not unprecedented. Former three-term U.S. Sen. John Danforth, a Missouri Republican, was also an Episcopal priest, though he never served a parish.Jackson’s race is not particularly heated, but the simultaneous U.S. Senate and presidential elections are, and although the law is clear on what clergy can and cannot say from the pulpit, some clergy say it’s hard to know where the line is when it comes to social media. While some Episcopalians see political engagement — especially in a presidential election of unprecedented importance — as a moral imperative, others firmly believe in keeping religion out of politics and vice versa. That’s created a moral and legal quandary for some clergy as they wade through the swamp of social media: Exactly how political can they get? Do endorsements cross the line? And is it possible to separate their personal politics from their clerical role?There are countless complicating factors, but there are some basic standards that apply to all churches; the Internal Revenue Service’s regulations governing tax-exempt organizations, often referred to as the Johnson Amendment, prohibit churches from participating in political campaigns, as Presiding Bishop Michael Curry explained in a sermon during the House of Bishops meeting on Sept. 16:“The Episcopal Church does not endorse, support, or oppose political candidates for elected office. And there is good reason for that. First, in the United States, tax-exempt, religious and charitable organizations are by law prohibited from such endorsement, support or opposition to candidates,” Curry said.However, Curry added, that does not mean Episcopalians – even clergy – should not be publicly involved in political discussions. In fact, he suggested, civic engagement is part of living out the Christian faith. The key, he said, is not to cling to partisan divisions, but rather to follow one’s conscience and look to the examples of Jesus’ public ministry.“There are good and faithful followers of Jesus Christ who are Episcopalian. Some are Republican, some are Democrat, some are independents, some liberal, some centrist, some conservative. And just as we must respect the right of every citizen to cast his or her own vote according to the dictates of their conscience, so we must do so in the church,” Curry said. “But it’s important to remember that partisan neutrality does not mean moral neutrality.”That idea was further discussed during a webinar hosted by The Episcopal Church’s Office of Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement on Sept. 30 titled “From the Pew to the Public Square: Preaching, Politics, and Justice.” One of the featured speakers, the Rev. Mark Jefferson of Virginia Theological Seminary, encouraged attendees not to be shy about taking on political topics, but not to latch onto partisan divisions either. Political labels, he said, may be easy to define, but they do not line up with Jesus’ ministry.Preachers, Jefferson said, should avoid “engaging in the definitions that envelop our world: Democrats, Republicans. … All those things are being called into question by the Gospel. Jesus calls all these structures into question.”Clergy who choose to wade into political issues must proceed with caution because of legal and practical implications. The Johnson Amendment remains on the books and in effect, according to the Justice Department, despite President Donald Trump’s false claims that he “got rid of it” with an executive order in 2017.People vote in the U.S. presidential election at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains, Virginia, on Nov. 8, 2016. Photo: Joshua Roberts/ReutersThe Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations, which advocates for nonpartisan policy positions adopted by General Convention, suggests that if clergy endorse candidates, they should do so in their personal capacity and make it clear that they are not speaking on behalf of any institution. It also offers the Vote Faithfully Election Engagement Toolkit to help churches discern what they can and cannot do.But when it comes to social media, the line between personal and institutional is sometimes unclear. Although some clergy may see a clear line between Twitter and the pulpit, others may see Twitter as a pulpit. Dioceses have come up with different approaches to political statements on social media, but many have reached a similar conclusion: It’s best not to address political specifics on social media, but if you do, keep it on your personal account.Christopher Hayes, chancellor for the Diocese of California, says churches are still struggling to adapt to the gray area that social media presents. In the past, it was much easier to differentiate the use of personal resources and church resources. Now, he says, it’s best to make that separation explicit.“I would strongly recommend to clergy that they have a separate personal social media account from any account that they use for official church purposes,” he told ENS, “so that they can maintain a separation that will allow them to participate, if they wish, in political discussions online without involving the resources of their church and creating questions about whether the church has been involved in a political campaign.”But even though that may prevent some of the more serious legal problems, clergy who are politically outspoken are still taking a risk, Hayes said.“I think most clergy are pretty well aware that entirely aside from the tax exemption issues, it can be potentially alienating to some segment of their communities for them to be involved in a way that even a minority of their congregation might disagree with.”The Rev. Joe Jenney, who serves St. Andrew’s by the Lake in Harrisville, Michigan, says he always keeps politics outside the church door.“I would absolutely never endorse any candidate or party in my church,” Jenney said. “My congregation knows I am a conservative, and I have private political discussions with both the liberals and the conservatives in my congregation. But we don’t try to convince each other to change views.”On his personal social media pages, though, Jenney is open about his political convictions.“I know members of my congregation see my posts and that’s fine,” he told ENS. “I respect their views and hope they respect mine. I just never want to express political views in my church except in private one-on-one conversations.”The Rev. Susan Russell, assisting priest at All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, sees it differently; she hopes that by freely sharing her political views, she can build bridges across partisan divisions instead of deepening them. Russell is known for her outspoken presence on social media; on her Twitter account, she frequently criticizes Trump and Republicans and promotes Democrats “because at this point, the values that I’m seeing from that political party align with what I believe [is] how I’m supposed to live out my faith in the world,” she said.For Russell, expressing political convictions in this moment is a matter of personal integrity and a way to model civil discourse. She also serves as canon for engagement across difference in the Diocese of Los Angeles – a position established as part of a diocesan initiative to bridge societal differences in 2019 – and finds it unhelpful to shy away from any talk of politics.“I think it’s important for me to be willing to talk about what I believe and why I believe it in order to model how it’s possible, regardless of where you stand on an issue or a candidate … that we can have respectful dialogue across those differences,” she told ENS. “How do we demonstrate that it’s possible to talk across difference if we’re not willing to articulate what those differences are?”The Rev. Susan Russell celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015, in the General Convention worship hall before the daily Eucharist. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceStill, she says she follows All Saints’ internal guidelines about not using church platforms to advocate for personal views. In one of its few instances of action on the Johnson Amendment, the IRS investigated All Saints over a sermon given by a former rector two days before the 2004 presidential election, in which he discussed Christian approaches to voting but did not endorse a candidate.“I would never preach about a candidate,” she said. “We do not allow electioneering at All Saints in any way on any partisan issues. We do take positions on initiatives and propositions and will continue to do so. I think there is an important bright line in terms of advocating from the pulpit or through the institutional church on a candidate because that gets us into a whole different dark place of having organized religion co-opted for partisan politics.”Russell is one of a number of priests on Twitter who regularly express strong political opinions; while some do not include their parishes and titles in their bios, others do. Some make it explicitly clear that they are only expressing personal views, while others mix political statements and theological ones. And although all clergy must follow the IRS regulations, some must abide by diocesan rules as well.Some dioceses – like Rochester and Southwest Florida – include provisions on political speech on social media in their diocesan communications policies. But many don’t have hard and fast rules.The Rev. Dorothy Massey “d’Rue” Hazel, canon for vision and ministry development in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, says her diocese has no specific policy on political statements on social media, but treats these things on a case-by-case basis. Personally, Hazel thinks it’s wise for clergy to avoid them, whether on personal or official accounts.“If an account is private, what does that mean? Does it mean that just the people you like in the church are part of that or people who aren’t even involved in the church are a part of that?” she said, adding that whenever she posts something that could be considered political, she includes a link to The Episcopal Church’s official position on the subject.The Diocese of Olympia is an example of a diocese that does have a policy about getting political online. Diocesan staff may not use official email accounts to participate in any political campaign for or against a particular candidate or promote “personal positions or agenda not associated with one’s position as an employee of the diocese.” In the diocese’s social media guidelines, users of accounts that represent the diocese or its congregations are urged to avoid those same topics.Josh Hornbeck, the diocese’s canon missioner for communications, says those social media guidelines are “not hard and fast rules for what they can and cannot say on social media,” but principles to keep in mind.“You are still, even in your personal life, you’re still a representative of the diocese, you’re still a representative of your church,” Hornbeck tells clergy. “And always be aware of that. [But] we don’t try to police that. We don’t try to overly enforce any kind of censorship.”Not only would that not be feasible, Hornbeck said, it hasn’t been necessary. Though “tensions have been high” at the intersection of faith and politics since 2016, Hornbeck said he could only recall one instance in which a clergy member crossed the line.“It’s not really a huge issue for us,” he said.The diocese itself has gotten involved in politics, suing the federal government over the Trump administration’s refugee restrictions, which had impacted the local refugee resettlement office. Though the diocese got complaints about being too political, Hornbeck said the diocese does not want to overly restrict political engagement because, “from the beginning, our faith is political.”“The things that [Jesus] was doing were political in their day,” he said. “So, climate change – of course, it’s a political issue. Issues of poverty are political issues. We did a video for Transgender Remembrance Day, and that is a political issue for some people. For us, it’s an issue of people.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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APD Chief McKinley meets Dirty Harry

first_img No, Clint Eastwood was not in town.  This Dirty Harry is a dog.  While not an actual dog, Harry is nonetheless a famous literary dog.“Harry the Dirty Dog,” is a book written by by Jean Zion and was one of the two books read by Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley last Saturday morning during the first Cookies and Milk with a Cop event in Apopka.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.APD provides a police officer to read to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The first Cookies and Milk event was a success with about 75 in attendance, according to McDonald’s spokesperson, Debra White. “I believe we had 46 children and 30 parents, plus officers and press. We are very happy with the first event – I’m sure numbers will grow as they have in Winter Garden.”The co-sponsors plan to hold monthly Cookies and Milk with a Cop gatherings.The events will be held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The next event is scheduled for September 17th.  Mark your calendars. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here That is wonderful. Glad to see that type programs. Great job chief. Look forward to next update. Thank you for all you do and have done for people over the last 35ish years. Take care. BE SAFE!! Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’s Previous articleDove Award Hosts AnnouncedNext articleOn This Day: Hurricane Andrew pounds Bahamas Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robert 2 COMMENTS Reply center_img Reply August 22, 2016 at 12:41 pm August 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Charles P Nice to see this initiative taking place in other communities. I remember when Winter Garden Police Officer Andrew Raphael started this in his city and thought what a great idea it was. This is the mark of a police agency wanting to proactively connect with the community in a positive way instead of waiting to be called for service. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Speculation Developing Over How Biden Will Use Commodity Credit Corporation

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleHAT Market Analysis 2/1/21 with John Zanker Risk Management CommoditiesNext articlePork Can Play a Role in Heart-Healthy Living NAFB News Service Speculation is brewing over how the new Biden administration may use the Commodity Credit Corporation.The CCC was used by the Trump-era USDA to provide trade relief to farmers, including Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments. The CCC has a $30 billion fund, with several ideas on how to use the funding, setting up a “tug of war over its limited resources,” according to Politico.Incoming Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has indicated that he has the authority to implement a carbon bank for farmers through the CCC.President Joe Biden’s stimulus plan also identified the CCC as a means to provide economic relief for restaurants suffering during the pandemic.Last week, Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), told reporters that farmers can be leaders in the climate crisis. She says her focus will be on “voluntary, producer-led opportunities” to allow farmers to cut down emissions and create new income sources. SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Feb 1, 2021 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Speculation Developing Over How Biden Will Use Commodity Credit Corporation Speculation Developing Over How Biden Will Use Commodity Credit Corporationlast_img read more

GOOD NEWS: Pan American Round Table

first_img Pinterest Pan American Round Table met on Feb. 15. Pictured are, from left to right, back row: Mary Alice Ramos, Jeanene Taylor, Lita Hale, Martha Stumbo, Nancy Minor, Betty Dale, Soyna Haynie and Yollie Wilkins. Front row: Knoxine Clack, Bertha Garcia, Luifelea Caftillo and Earlene Smith. WhatsApp 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School OC employee of the year always learning Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp By admin – February 26, 2018 center_img Previous articleOdessa woman fights back against pulmonary fibrosisNext articleFive things you need to know today, Feb. 26 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Facebook Home Local News GOOD NEWS: Pan American Round Table Facebook Local News GOOD NEWS: Pan American Round Table Pan American Round Table met on Feb. 15 hosted by Jeanene Taylor and Sonya Haynie. Taylor presented a program on the Geography of the Americas with emphasis on the Caribbean Islands and South America. District Director Martha Stumbo of Fort Worth was the guest of honor. Madi Gras was celebrated with decorations, beads and king cake. Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Water charges will be final straw for struggling families – Joe Murphy

first_imgNews Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest By News Highland – May 7, 2014 Previous articleQuigley to make pro debut in Las VegasNext articleUpdate – Road reopens after fatal crash at Barnesmore Gap News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp  A local election candidate has said the introduction of water charges will be the last straw for many struggling families in County Donegal.It was confirmed yesterday that households will pay an average of 240 euro per year for their water.There will be a free allowance for all households, with an extra allowance for children, and a social welfare allowance for households with an inability to pay.Joe Murphy says water charges should never have been introduced until the issue of leakage was addressed:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/joeraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Twittercenter_img Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook Water charges will be final straw for struggling families – Joe Murphy Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more