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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas Message 2016

first_img December 12, 2016 at 9:37 pm Bishop Michael is the best to happen in The Episcopal Church in MANY years!!! He is a real blessing to all Christians, no matter the denomination. I hear the voice of God speaking through him. We love you, Bishop Michael!!! The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Kaye White says: Comments are closed. 4:09[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “This child came to show us how to change the world,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in his Christmas Message 2016. “So this Christmas, make room for Him to change us. This Christmas help us change the world.”The Presiding Bishop’s video message is herePresiding Bishop Michael Curry Christmas Message 2016From Isaiah Chapter 9:For unto us a child is born,unto us a Son is given;and the government shall be upon His shoulder;and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.These words of Isaiah are often seen as words that foretell and foreshadow the coming of Jesus of Nazareth, born of Mary. The truth is, these words befit Him because this child changed the world. This child changes lives. This child changes us.I remember when our oldest daughter was a baby. My wife and I were young. We were footloose and fancy-free.  It was just the two of us newlyweds, so if we wanted to go out to eat dinner, we went out to eat dinner. If we decided to go to a movie at the last minute, we just went.  We actually felt like we had money back then.  And we did have a little bit of discretionary income. We could pretty much do what we wanted to do, within reason, and we didn’t have to think too much about the consequences or impact of a spontaneous decision and what we had to do to make that happen.And then, all of a sudden, this little, innocent human being, a little child, came into our lives, and literally gained control over our entire world. Before we could do anything else we had to think about, “Who’s going to keep the baby?” or “Is this a good time for us to go without the baby?”  We soon learned that we were not in control of our lives anymore.  Even our sleeping patterns became very different. We would stay awake when the baby was awake and we went to sleep when the baby went to sleep. Literally this child began to control our lives and the child didn’t even know she was doing it. And then we had a second one she did the exact same thing. And I’ve since learned that that’s what babies do.  When they arrive they take over!  And their parents begin to develop their lives around this child. To mold their entire lives around this precious needy baby.Isaiah wrote, “Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given . . . and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  This child who was born of Mary changes everything. This child born in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes changes how we live. This child born to the sound of angels singing Gloria in excelcis Deo — this child to whom the wise ones came from afar bearing gifts — this child, changed the way the entire world works.And this Jesus, born into a world torn by strife and hatred and division and pain and poverty, this child is born anew wherever men and women say, “I’ll follow Him. I’ll follow Him as my Savior. I’ll follow Him as my Lord.”When this child grew up, He said His reason for coming, again quoting Isaiah, from the 61st chapter, he said,The spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach Good News to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives, the recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty all those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.This child, when He grew up, came to show us the way to live lives of love, lives of compassion, lives of goodness, lives of kindness, lives of justice. This child came to show us how to change the world. So this Christmas, make room for him to change us.  This Christmas help us change the world.  And make a new commitment, to go out from this day, to let this Christmas Day, be the first day of a new world.God bless you. God keep you. Have a blessed Christmas.  A Happy New Year.  And go on out and change the world! Suzette Ciancio says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Frances Gresley says: Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Maxanna Demko says: December 12, 2016 at 5:04 pm Thank you, Bishop Curry, your message is just what we need in our world which holds such much fear and division for many. May God bless you and your family during this Christmas Season. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET December 12, 2016 at 6:27 pm You renew my faith with your words, Bishop Curry. How grateful I am to be alive to hear these beautiful words of Isaiah spoken with resounding conviction and love. Many thanks to you, sir. And God Bless Us, EVERY ONE! Judy Guard says: Lisa Hlass says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC December 13, 2016 at 9:26 am What a heart warming, hopeful message. Thank you Bishop Michael Curry. Bradley Hauff says: December 23, 2016 at 7:01 pm A positive message? Abandoning the divine, resurrected, scriptural Jesus with a feel good, Jesus as social worker movement is nothing to be positive about. This leftist interpretation is pure mythology. How did this pablum from the 1970’s manage to recycle itself? Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Mireille says: Christine grem says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID December 17, 2016 at 7:31 am God’s love and wisdom shines through you! We are blessed to have such a God filled man filling us with the absolute truth of our Lord and Savior! May God’s blessings continue to fall upon you as you share His wonderful message with us!Prayers that you have a joyful Christmas with your family and friends and may the New Year be filled with God’s Peace!Thank you for ALL that you do! Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Diane L Villafane Onder says: Lynda Knowlton says: Posted Dec 12, 2016 Howard T. Ray says: Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA 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 December 27, 2016 at 4:29 pm This is borderline Harvey Cox theology wrapped in a Christmas bow and served with post modern Kool Aid. Rector Bath, NC PJcabbiness says: December 13, 2016 at 12:12 am Bishop Micheal,Beautiful heart zapping real relevant message.Thank you for your heart which shines with the spirit overflowing. Ruth Rocchio says: Jettie Pelletier says: December 21, 2016 at 11:12 pm Thank you for your loving and most positive message. It seems that the world is so full of negative words, thoughts, and deeds. Your message gives me hope in the midst of all the noise and clatter of confusion. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and love of God with us. We, your flock are thirsty for the hope you bring. December 12, 2016 at 5:47 pm Such a wonderful message. It makes me want to go out and change the world with love and kindness.. Thank you. Beth Hardin says: Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT December 13, 2016 at 10:06 am What an inspiring and excellent message! Thank you. December 22, 2016 at 3:34 pm Thank you, Bishop Curry. And thanks for your recent visit to Arkansas. It was a pleasure having you in the Rock! Have a blessed Christmas. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA December 20, 2016 at 8:57 pm Thank you so much for this most needed Christmas message. You are a shining light in a troubled world and we are so fortunate to have you leading the Episcopal church. Makes be proud to be a member of your NC flock. May we all resolve to do just that, “Go on out and change the world!” Merry Christmas to you and yours. May your leadership help change lives. Carne Foisie says: Jean Cavanaugh says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Comments (22) December 12, 2016 at 4:36 pm Thank you, Bishop Curry for your Christmas message. I’ll be reflecting on them this Advent season.Christmas blessings to you and yours. December 12, 2016 at 4:12 pm Thank you Presiding Bishop Curry for your Christmas message, for your support of the Standing Rock Sioux, egalitarian marriage, and for keeping the Episcopal church inclusive. As a result of my past experiences with organized religion, I had vowed I would never, ever, become a member of a church again. Until I found the Episcopal church. 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS December 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm Thank you Bishop Curry, I am blessed to be one of your flock and wish you and family a blessed an happy Holiday season. Marie Hughes says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI December 21, 2016 at 1:48 pm Bishop Curry, I needed this message today. I am grateful that you can gently and beautifully kick us in the rear and tell us to get out there and be “crazy Christians,” changing the world. My world needs changing. Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 December 12, 2016 at 9:13 pm Such an uplifting message . And free of politics I don’t like politics in church . We have had enough of that this year . Youth Minister Lorton, VA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas Message 2016 sasa emmanuel james says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Paula Clark says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA January 6, 2017 at 9:39 am happy new and mery xmass to u all in the name of our lord 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA December 13, 2016 at 10:33 am This is a wonderful and delightful message. Yes, a child is born! What a magnificent gift to all!Thank you Bishop Michael Curry and may God bless you in this Holy season. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 December 12, 2016 at 2:19 pm There is nothing more powerful or more comforting than hearing Bishop Curry speak. I’m so blessed to be a member of his flock. He and his messages fill me with love, compassion, and joy.Thank you Bishop Curry and a blessed holiday to you and your family. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC PJcabbiness says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY December 26, 2016 at 12:31 am Some see what they want to see.Others see what they need to see.Some are still blind and cannot see.Thank you Bishop Curry for the inspiring message my heart heard and needed. Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

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In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSWeek in Review Previous articleNelson holds first campaign eventNext articleNissan recalls more than 56,000 cars Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Crosby’s Inn Restaurant to be remodeledWill anyone join Kilsheimer and Nelson in mayor’s race?Apopka’s newest restaurant opens todayBillie Dean undecided on another term on City CommissionVelazquez quietly announces her re-election bid for Seat #2Apopka’s Joel Berry II heading to Final Four for second straight seasonNelson holds first campaign event Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img The Anatomy of Fear 7 stories that shaped Apopka news this week: Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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Extreme Will-writers launch Remember A Charity in your Will Week

first_imgExtreme Will-writers launch Remember A Charity in your Will Week Howard Lake | 7 September 2015 | News You can go to extreme lengths to write a Will and leave a legacy to charity if you really want, but it’s a lot easier than that for most people. That’s the message from this year’s Remember A Charity in your Will Week campaign, which starts today.The annual campaign is run by Remember A Charity, the 150-strong consortium of charities working together to encourage more people to leave a gift to charity in their Will.This year’s public awareness campaign begins with an Extreme Will-Writing campaign documentary and a series of interviews with legacy donors. The video shows these extreme Will-writers, in their sixties and above, sign their Will at 10,000 feet, before skydiving down to land.The campaign slogan is “you don’t have to go to extremes to become a Living Legend, you can just leave a gift to charity in your Will”.Extensive government supportThe campaign has attracted the most extensive government support achieved to date, with support form the UK and Scottish Governments (The Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, Scottish Government and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport).The legal progression has also, once again, supported the campaign.  Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society at the Cabinet Office, Damien Hinds, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs at The Scottish Government, have jointly written to over 8,700 solicitors in England, Wales and Scotland, urging them to highlight the option of leaving a gift to charity to clients. Prompting clients to leave a gift can treble the number of gifts in Wills, according to research conducted by the Cabinet Office Behavioural Insights Team in 2013.“The UK Government is keen to encourage and facilitate legacy giving,” the Ministers said in a signed letter to solicitors.“A Will can be used to look after everything that your client cares about, from family and friends, to charity.”Watch the documentary[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBL4yADPSeU[/youtube]  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Largest single source of voluntary income in the UKWriting a Will really doesn’t have to be this hardCharitable bequests are the largest single source of voluntary income in the UK, generating more than £2.2 billion in 2014.Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, said:“Never before has the campaign achieved so much support from Government and the legal profession and this is critical in extending our reach to new audiences and to achieve social change.“Our research shows that 35% of the UK are happy to leave a gift in their Will, but only 7% currently do. Remember A Charity Week helps to address the disconnect between intention and action.Cope referred to the negative criticism in last week’s Daily Mail about legacy fundraising and wealth research, and other media criticisms of other methods of fundraising, adding:“Particularly in light of the negative portrayal of fundraising in the media recently, it has never been more important that charities continue to strive for the highest standards, cherish their supporters and celebrate success. Without legacy giving, many charitable services may not survive.”Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, which hosts Remember A Charity, said:“Remember A Charity’s light-hearted, celebratory approach to what can be a very serious topic is a great way to celebrate the impact of legacy giving and get legacy conversations started. The consortium is a fantastic example of how collaboration within the sector can enable powerful social change.”Campaign gets underwayhttps://www.facebook.com/rememberacharity/posts/10152977785131090 The documentary, campaign posters and advertising will be displayed across a variety of consumer channels. The consortium’s member charities are hosting many of their own activities to raise awareness of Remember A Charity Week across the UK including regional legacy roadshows, promotion in hundreds of members’ charity shops and the use of branded merchandise (such as extreme energy drinks and extremely strong mints) to further generate awareness and engagement with consumers.For example, WaterAid has highlighted two of the Extreme Will-Writers who have each left a bequest to the charity:[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRuu5gf50a8[/youtube] Tagged with: legacies Remember a Charitycenter_img Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, has also written to all cultural organisations to encourage them to get involved with the campaign and boost legacy giving during Remember A Charity Week. Advertisement [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHuuTmlwkqw[/youtube] https://www.facebook.com/rememberacharity/posts/10152955112986090 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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.last_img read more

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Indiana Based Elanco Purchases Titanium and Master Guard

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Based Elanco Purchases Titanium and Master Guard Facebook Twitter Indiana Based Elanco Purchases Titanium and Master Guard SHARE Previous articleMysterious Swine Disease Continues to Spread in IndianaNext articleIndiana Pork Names Director of Producer Outreach Gary Truittcenter_img Elanco President Jeff Simmons says the company is committed to providing innovative solutions to enhance food production and companion animal care. Elanco is pleased to offer customers a broader array of options to better meet their specific needs for disease prevention. Elanco announced Monday the purchase of Titanium and Master Guard brands from AgriLabs – well-known cattle vaccine brands – which the company says will complement its growing vaccine portfolio. Elanco says it will continue to deliver these brands in the same manner producers have come to expect – working with AgriLabs to ensure a seamless transition – including support of all 2013 programs and pricing. By Gary Truitt – Nov 11, 2013 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Expert to Present Workshops on Farm Law and Taxes

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleActivist Group Stirs Up Meat-Cancer Debate AgainNext articleHouse Speaker Promises Regulation Relief in Next Congress Gary Truitt Expert to Present Workshops on Farm Law and Taxes Facebook Twitter Purdue Extension will offer workshops on farmland lease law, farming liabilities, property rights, Indiana’s Right to Farm law, real estate transfer taxation, land trusts and conservation easements.The workshops are designed for farmers, landowners, attorneys, accountants and insurance providers.Sessions will be held in Tipton, Wayne, Wells, and Parke counties from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST at the following locations:* Dec. 14 – Purdue Extension Office, Tipton County Fairgrounds, 1200 S. Main St., Tipton. For registration information go to https://bit.ly/2gQFBLG.* Dec. 15 – Purdue Extension Office, Wayne County Fair & Expo Center, 861 Salisbury Road N, Richmond. Go to https://bit.ly/2fTHmFW.* Dec. 16 – Purdue Extension Office, Wells County Community Center, 1240 4-H Park Road, Bluffton. Go to https://bit.ly/2g1hnQe.* Jan. 13 – Parke County Fairgrounds, 1472 N. U.S. Highway 41, Rockville. Go to https://bit.ly/2g1fIu4.Gerald Harrison, professor of agricultural economics and member of the Indiana State Bar Association, will be the presenter for all four sessions.Registration is required by Dec. 14. Cost is $30 per person; $50 for couples; $75 for those applying for continuing education credits and $95 for those applying for credits toward a second professional continuing education certification. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Home Indiana Agriculture News Expert to Present Workshops on Farm Law and Taxes By Gary Truitt – Dec 5, 2016 SHARElast_img read more

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Press law reform poses new threat to Internet

first_imgNews Article 10 says “every foreign publication must obtain the Syrian information ministry’s approval in order to be disseminated in the market for the first time and the minister has the power to prevent the dissemination of foreign publications if he finds that they violate Syria’s sovereignty, national security and public decency.” The proposed law does not define the status of websites and this article gives the information minister full powers over online free expression.Read the letter The information ministry already took steps to incorporate the Internet into the press law in 2005. Article 19 says the editor of an electronic publication must be Syrian and at least 25 years old, must reside in Syria and cannot work for a foreign government. However, the 10 May draft does not include any definition of what constitutes a website.Reporters Without Borders therefore wrote to the information minister today urging him to “amend the proposed revision to allow more freedom of expression.” Syria is one of the world’s most closed countries as regards news and information. Five journalists and five bloggers are currently in prison because of the articles they wrote. News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders’ concerns about online free expression in Syria have increased as a result of an informal meeting on 10 May of the committee tasked with drafting a new press law. While the press law would continue to be subject to the criminal code, the proposed changes would extend its penalties to Internet users.“For more than three years we have been calling for the decriminalization of press offences in Syria’s legislation, which is so vaguely worded that it violates free expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Incorporating such an important area as the Internet will just add new restrictions and legalize the repression of President Bashir Al Assad’s opponents. It is no longer just journalists who are affected, but all those who express their views online.”The press freedom organisation added: “We call for the withdrawal of this proposed reform which, if adopted, would reinforce the marked decline in the Syrian media, and we reiterate our call for the decriminalization of press offences.”Under the current press law, adopted in 2001, journalists can be jailed if they “attack the state’s prestige or dignity, national unity or army morale (…) the national economy (…) or the security of the currency.” To be able to operate, news media must apply for a licence directly to the prime minister’s office. to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Syria Help by sharing this information Organisation SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Article 2 of the latest draft has these definitions:- electronic newspaper: a digital information media that reports the news and publishes articles, photos, cartoons and audiovisual files about an event and depends on constant updating of news published online- electronic publisher: someone who obtains a licence for an electronic newspaper- electronic publishing: news published online in the form of text, sounds, photos and videos.center_img Related documents (in English)PDF – 187.58 KB(in Arabic)PDF – 154.58 KB May 19, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press law reform poses new threat to Internet News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Receive email alerts March 8, 2021 Find out more News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Liquid nitrogen leak at Georgia poultry plant kills 6

first_imgLocal NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News WhatsApp Facebook Previous articlePalantir Technologies y Rio Tinto Firman un Acuerdo de Asociación Empresarial PlurianualNext articleNovavax COVID-19 vaccine works, but less so against variants Digital AIM Web Support Liquid nitrogen leak at Georgia poultry plant kills 6 By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Facebook Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter GAINESVILLE, Ga, (AP) — A liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant killed six people Thursday and sent 11 others to the hospital, officials said. At least three of those injured at the Foundation Food Group plant in Gainesville were reported in critical condition. Poultry plants rely on refrigeration systems that can include liquid nitrogen. Sheriff’s deputies, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the state fire marshal were investigating the deaths and cause of the leak. “It will be a lengthy process,” Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch said. “It’s not something that’s quick.” Foundation Food Group Vice President for Human Resources Nicholas Ancrum called the leak a tragic accident and said early indications are that a nitrogen line ruptured in the facility. When leaked into the air, liquid nitrogen vaporizes into an odorless gas that’s capable of displacing oxygen. That means leaks in enclosed spaces can become deadly by pushing away breathable air, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. Gainesville is the hub of Georgia’s poultry industry, which is the largest in the country. Thousands of employees work across multiple processing plants around the city and much of the workforce, like in many meat processing plants nationwide, is Latino. Workers who had fled the plant were gathered outside when firefighters responded to the leak Thursday morning, Hall County Fire Department Division Chief Zach Brackett said. “Once the units arrived, they found a large contingent of employees that had evacuated, along with multiple victims that were in that crowd that were also experiencing medical emergencies around the facility,” Brackett said. Beth Downs, a spokesperson for Northeast Georgia Health System, said five people died at the plant and one person died in the emergency room. Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Derreck Booth said officials were trying to notify family members of the deceased. No names were released. Ancrum said maintenance personnel, supervisors and managers were among the victims. “Every team member is equally important to us, and our hearts go out to their families and communities who have suffered such a devastating loss,” Ancrum said. The plant was known as Prime Pak Foods until January, when it became part of Foundation Food Group, a privately held company that Ancrum said has four Gainesville-area locations. The plant takes raw chicken and processes it into products like chicken fingers and individual chicken cuts for restaurants and food service operations, partially cooking them and then freezing them for later use. Previous safety violations at the plant show no problems with the refrigeration system. The plant has been cited by OSHA for violations four times in the past 10 years, online records show. The most serious of those was in September 2015, when 28 violations were initially cited, including citations for failing to make sure machines were properly safeguarded when being maintained to prevent injuries. Two other citations in 2017 involved employees who had fingers amputated by machinery. Four in every 100 meat processing workers suffered a recordable workplace injury in 2019, according to the most recent federal statistics. That number has been trending downward. A total of 12 food processing workers died in the workplace nationwide in 2019. Fourteen American workers died from asphyxiation linked to nitrogen in 12 workplace accidents recorded between 2012 and 2020, according to OSHA. Eleven people injured in the Gainesville leak were treated for respiratory symptoms at the hospital, including three who were in critical condition, health system spokesperson Sean Couch said. He said five were in fair condition and three were treated and released. At least four firefighters were injured and taken to the hospital with what Brackett described as respiratory complaints. One firefighter remained hospitalized late Thursday. “He’s doing well and he should be going home tomorrow,” Brackett said. Brackett said the remainder of the plant’s 130 workers were taken by bus to a nearby church where hospital workers examined them for injuries. Students were kept safe inside a nearby elementary school during the emergency, though the leak was contained and not airborne, Hall County school officials said. The shelter in place order was lifted Thursday afternoon. ——— Associated Press writers Kate Brumback contributed from Atlanta and Russ Bynum contributed from Savannah, Georgia.last_img read more

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Delhi High Court Appoints Arvind Datar As Amicus Curiae In Plea Seeking GST Exemption For Oxygen Concentrators

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Appoints Arvind Datar As Amicus Curiae In Plea Seeking GST Exemption For Oxygen Concentrators LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 May 2021 10:09 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has appointed Senior Advocate Arvind P Datar as an amicus curiae to assist it in a petition seeking exemption of Integrated Goods and Services Tax(IGST) for oxygen concetrators imported for the use of individuals.A division bench comprising Justices Rajiv Shakhder and Talwant Singh passed the order on May 6 in the case Gurucharan Singh vs Ministry of Finance.Earlier, the bench had observed that the Centre should consider granting IGST exemption for oxygen concentrators imported for individual use by way of gift, having regard to the COVID-19 crisis.The national capital is reeling under acute shortage of liquid medical oxygen and many major hospitals have been approaching the High Court raising alarm bells over fast depleting oxygen reserves.The Centre, on May 3, granted IGST exemption for oxygen concentrators imported by the State Government, or via any entity, relief agency or statutory body, authorised by the State Government. This exemption is available till June 30.The High Court had suggested that this exemption should be extended to individuals as well.”We are of the view that since the respondent has gone this far, it could move further, and extend the exemption, to even individuals, to enable them to obtain imported oxygen concentrators by way of a gift, albeit, without having to pay IGST”, the HC had said in the order passed on May 5.The matter will be next considered on May 18.Click here to read/download the orderTagsDelhi High Court Goods and Services Tax Senior Advocate Arvind Datar Justice Rajiv Shakdher #Justice Talwant Singh Next Storylast_img read more

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Chaplains to host ‘Cajun Gospel Music Night’ at HBC

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The funds raised by “Cajun Gospel Music Night” will support the Pike County Chaplains Asso-ciation in its service to the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Troy Regional Medical Center and in turn to the citizens of Pike and surrounding counties.For information about the Pike County Chaplains Association call 334-672-1448. Hephzibah Baptist Church is located at 2701 Henderson Highway in Troy. Email the author Sometime there’s a program that’s just too good and too important to miss.Such a program is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday at Hephzibah Baptist Church.The Pike County Chaplains Association will present “Cajun Gospel Music Night” and everyone is invited. A love offering will be received but admission is free. Published 3:00 am Friday, April 28, 2017 Book Nook to reopen TORNADO STRIKES: Tornado causes damage between Troy and Banks A tornado touched down between Troy and Banks Thursday morning, bringing trees down on houses, destroying sheds and flipping a… read morecenter_img Latest Stories Chaplains to host ‘Cajun Gospel Music Night’ at HBC Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like “Cajun Gospel Music Night” will feature music by Hephzibah musicians, congregational singing and a presentation of Cajun comedy by Boudreaux the Cajun comedian.Chaplain Ed Shirley said “Cajun Gospel Music Night” is a fundraiser for the Pike County Chap-lains Association, which was established on September 13, 2016.“After attending the two-day workshop by the International Conference of Police Chaplains, Sher-iff Russell Thomas asked local ministers to be on call to serve as chaplains,” Shirley said. “We agreed but we wanted to do more than be on call. We wanted to have an active presence at the sher-iff’s department.” Skip The Pike County Chaplains Association responds to emergencies within the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and also conducts weekly devotionals at the Pike County Courthouse for the sheriff’s department and any courthouse employees who want to attend. The Pike County Chaplains Association also has a presence at Troy Regional Medical Center.“We have a weekly devotional at the hospital chapel, which is on third floor,” Shirley said. “The devotional is for hospital staff and employees and for family and friends of patients. We will also visit patients who have requested a visit from a chaplain.”The chaplains are on an on-call rotation and are available 24-7, Shirley said.last_img read more

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Mother says call to authorities ‘should have never gotten that far’ after letting her 8-year-old daughter walk alone

first_imgGMA/ABC News(WILMETTE, Ill.) — A mother in Illinois said she felt “shock, anger and fear” after being investigated by state child services when a neighbor called authorities to report her 8-year-old daughter walking the family dog around the block alone.“When I found out what the call was about, I just couldn’t believe it,” Corey Widen told “Good Morning America.”The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services recently investigated the mother — identified by local reports as Wilmette resident Corey Widen — after a concerned caller reported to the DCFS hotline that the child walking was “5 years old or less,” Alissandra Calderon, communications director for DCFS, told ABC News in a statement.The caller also stated that he or she had called the police in the past to report the girl playing in a parking lot, Calderon said.“The call should have never gotten as far as it was. The initial call was for an unattended 5-year-old, and once they knew I didn’t even have a 5-year-old, it should have stopped there,” Widen said. “I don’t think it should have made it past the hotline that a little girl walking her dog needs to be investigated.”Widen said her daughter was expecting a friend to come over for a playdate after taking the family’s Maltese pup, Marshmallow, for a walk around the block in their Wilmette neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reported. Instead, it was police who came knocking at the door.Widen, who homeschools her kids, said she tasked Dorothy with walking the dog to give her some responsibility and independence.“This was something we did to start giving her more independence because I didn’t feel she had enough, so I wanted to make that happen,” her mother said.She added, “Every 8-year-old is different. Every neighborhood is different. Every parent is different. So you can’t make an overall judgment like that.”Police did not press charges, but that wasn’t enough to satisfy the anonymous caller, who decided to call DCFS after the officers left, Widen told CBS Chicago affiliate WBBM.“Don’t judge a book by its cover. You don’t know every situation. You don’t know every child and when you do things like this, you overwhelm an already overwhelmed system with nuisance calls like this. And kids and families who need help don’t get it then.”The investigation found the call to be “unfounded,” Calderon said, adding that DCFS does not “control the calls that come into our hotline” and that’s why the department investigated the case.“Something made someone think there was a concern, and we don’t know without checking it out,” Calderon said.Widen told the Chicago Tribune that the only time her home-schooled daughter, who she asked to not be named, is unsupervised is during the daily walks with Marshmallow.In addition, Widen can see her daughter through the window during the majority of the walk, she told the Tribune.Widen allowed her daughter and 17-year-old son to get the dog last year after they agreed to take turns walking her, she said.It is unclear what day the walk took place. Calderon said, “No further information is available,” and a public information officer for the Wilmette Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Widen’s story has re-ignited arguments over “free-range parenting,” a concept that involves limited parental supervision and encourages children to function independently.In May, a law signed by Utah Gov. Gary Herber went into effect to legalize free-range parenting and allow children to do things like traveling alone to school.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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