Quintain set to raise £2bn for property fund

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Forget gold and buy-to-let. I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 shares today to make a million

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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This could lead to sudden falls in the index’s price level.However, over the long run, the FTSE 100’s return potential continues to be relatively attractive. Since its inception in 1984, the index has recorded a total annualised return in excess of 8%. Therefore, investors who are able to adopt a long-term timeframe can generate strong returns through buying a diverse range of large-cap shares.Low valuationsThe future prospects of the FTSE 100 could be even more attractive than they’ve been in the past. Many of its incumbents trade on valuations significantly below their long-term averages. This could suggest they offer wide margins of safety that allow investors to generate impressive capital returns as the economy gradually recovers.By contrast, valuations for buy-to-let investors may prove to be highly unattractive. The average house price versus average income has been at record levels over recent years. This suggests house prices are largely unaffordable – especially without government policies such as Help to Buy that are unlikely to last in perpetuity.Likewise, the gold price is close to an all-time high at present. It could move even higher in the short run should investor sentiment towards riskier assets remain weak. But, over the long term, there may be less scope to generate high capital returns from gold than from undervalued FTSE 100 shares.Millionaire potentialInvestors who’ve a long-term time horizon can generate a seven-figure portfolio through investing regularly in FTSE 100 shares. For example, assuming an 8% annual total return on a monthly investment of £500, your portfolio could be valued at £1m after 35 years.Certainly, not every investor has that amount of money to invest east month. They may also not have a 35-year time horizon. But the example serves to show that the FTSE 100 can produce a surprisingly large nest egg over the long run. Especially while it offers attractive valuations following its recent market crash. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 Forget gold and buy-to-let. I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 shares today to make a millionlast_img read more

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Scribes tried to blot her out. Now a scholar is…

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By Yonat ShimronPosted Jul 23, 2019 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The reason for the change, Schrader said, was that later scribes did not want to give Mary Magdalene too big a role in the events of Jesus’ life. Already Mary Magdalene is at the crucifixion and the empty tomb, and in the Gospel of Luke she is exorcized of seven demons and then travels with Jesus and supplies him the funds needed for his ministry.In particular, the scribes may have wanted to avoid giving Mary Magdalene the confession of faith that follows the story of Lazarus. That confession — “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world” — in today’s Bibles is uttered by Martha. Schrader argues it was meant to be said by Mary Magdalene.“Martha is added as a way of diminishing Mary Magdalene and confusing her presentation,” said Schrader in a Skype interview from Germany. “It’s a later editor’s interference with the intention of (John) the evangelist.”Schrader posited that Mary Magdalene caused tension with Jesus’ male disciples, especially his handpicked deputy, Peter, that is evident in several noncanonical gospels — accounts of Jesus’ works not included in the New Testament. Later scribes, Schrader said, may have been acutely aware of that.Stephen C. Carlson, a scholar at Australian Catholic University who studies early Christianity, said Schrader does a very good job demonstrating what he called “textual instability” surrounding Martha that many scholars may not be aware of.“The tendency would be to think that the variants she’s discovered and is calling attention to can be dismissed as some kind of scribal incompetence,” Carlson said. But he added that he would be interested in seeing a fuller treatment of her study in a doctoral dissertation.Other scholars have suggested that Mary Magdalene could not have been Lazarus’ sister because the Gospel indicates that Lazarus and his sister lived in Bethany, near Jerusalem, whereas Mary Magdalene was from the Galilee region — possibly Migdal or Magdala — where most of Jesus’ ministry took place. Schrader, however, argues that Magdala comes from the Hebrew word for “tower,” an honorific title, and doesn’t refer to the town where Mary was from.Last week, Schrader traveled to Münster, Germany, to meet with the editors of the Nestle-Aland New Testament, the edition of the Greek text used by most scholars, students and translators today. She discussed her findings about the changes made in the text of John’s Gospel and said the editors may consider adding a footnote to that effect in upcoming editions.Schrader’s paper comes at a time when many scholars are trying to recover women’s roles in early Christianity — roles the early church fathers tried to suppress.Just this month, another scholar posited that three of the earliest surviving images of Christians worshipping at church altars show women in official liturgical roles. Speaking at the International Society of Biblical Literature in Rome, Ally Kateusz said the images are significant because they show women and men in parallel roles, suggesting they may have served as deacons, priests, or maybe even bishops.Mark Goodacre, a New Testament scholar at Duke, said he was encouraged by all the new scholarship around women in early Christianity.“There have been many men who have imagined the Christian movement as a thoroughly male-dominated, exclusively male setup,” Goodacre said. “We’re in the process of trying to reimagine Christian origins and put women back into where they originally were, having been written out by male interpreters over the years.”For Schrader, who grew up in The Episcopal Church, where women serve as priests, bishops, even presiding bishops, it makes sense that a younger generation of women would see things others have not.“A woman has to know her worth,” she said, “to dig and find this.” Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Scribes tried to blot her out. Now a scholar is trying to recover the real Mary Magdalene. “A woman has to know her worth to dig and find this.” Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group center_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Schrader’s central discovery, which she wrote about in a paper published by the Harvard Theological Review two years ago, is that Mary Magdalene’s role was deliberately downplayed by biblical scribes to minimize her importance.Specifically, Schrader looks at the story of the raising of Lazarus told in the Gospel of John. In today’s Bibles, Lazarus has two sisters, Mary and Martha. But poring over hundreds of hand-copied early Greek and Latin manuscripts of the Gospel, Schrader found the name Martha had been altered. The scribes scratched out one Greek letter and replaced it with another, thereby changing the original name “Mary” to read “Martha.” They then split one woman into two.Schrader argues that the Mary of the original text is Mary Magdalene, not Martha or Martha’s sister, Mary. The two sisters belong to another story, in the Gospel of Luke, that is not repeated in John’s Gospel. Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA For Schrader, the impulse to recover the scope and stature of Mary Magdalene came nine years ago, when she was Libbie Schrader, a singer-songwriter in the New York pop scene. A cradle Episcopalian, she had wandered into a church garden in Brooklyn to pray to the Virgin Mary and heard a voice telling her to seek out Mary Magdalene.Three days later, Schrader wrote a song, “Magdalene,” that later become the title of her 2011 album. That, in turn, sent her to the Brooklyn Public Library in search of scholarly articles about the Jesus follower, who is sometimes portrayed as a prostitute, though the Gospels never say so.“It’s not my choice to be working on this,” said Schrader, 39, who left her music career to pursue scholarship. “It happened to me.” In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Elizabeth Schrader is a Duke University doctoral student in religion. Photo: Megan Mendenhall/Duke University via Religion News Service[Religion News Service] On July 22, the feast day of Mary Magdalene, Elizabeth Schrader will hike up a mountain in the south of France to the cave where, legend has it, the saint lived out her remaining days after the crucifixion of Jesus.It will be Schrader’s fourth trek to the cave in the town of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, an hour’s drive from Marseille, but her first on the actual feast day decreed by Pope Francis in 2016. Even before the decree, the day had long drawn pilgrims who process through the streets of Saint-Maximin with the purported skull of Mary Magdalene in a golden reliquary.Schrader, a doctoral student at Duke University, has her own way of honoring the woman who witnessed Jesus’ death and resurrection. Schrader’s academic work, like that of others, attempts to liberate Magdalene from the patriarchal overlays of ancient Christian scribes who recorded the New Testament’s four Gospels. 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Scotland snatch victory from Italy with late drop goal in Rome

first_imgSunday Feb 23, 2014 Scotland snatch victory from Italy with late drop goal in Rome Scotland scored two tries and slotted a drop goal with time up to snatch a 21-20 victory from Italy in Rome on Saturday afternoon. Duncan Weir took his team into the lead at the death in what has become the yearly battle to avoid the wooden spoon.Alex Dunbar scored twice for the visitors, while Tommy Allan and Joshua Furno scored for Italy as they looked on course for their first win of the campaign. Weir’s calm head under pressure broke the hearts of all at the Stadio Olimpico. He said he was ‘absoultely delighted’ with the kick.“It’s the first time I have dropped a goal for Scotland and it has never been more important.“In those pressure moments you can only focus on your routine. I made sure I got my ball drop right and got a clean connection. I’m just so thankful it went over.“I ran off celebrating, going off my head. It was an immense feeling. I had no doubts about taking it on. Chris Cusiter put it on a plate for me, on the right side of my body. The whole thing went perfectly,” added Weir.Despite Weir’s confidence in his own ability, Scotland coach Scott Johnson said he was surprised.“I’ve been watching him in training for the three weeks and he hasn’t looked like kicking one. I was delighted for him, because his is a position that carries a lot of responsibility. I seen some growth in the lad and I’m so pleased for him,” Johnson said.“We can’t get carried away with a win that could have gone the other way. We got a little bit of luck but we showed great resolve. But it won’t mean a lot if we don’t put on a show against France.”Scotland play France at Murrayfield in two week’s time, while Italy travel to Dublin to play Ireland.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Six Nations 2014 Related Articles 377 WEEKS AGO Angelo Esposito’s big tackle on Jonny May… 377 WEEKS AGO Stuart Hogg apologises after red card challenge… 378 WEEKS AGO Ireland and O’Driscoll celebrate 2014 Six… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Anti-war hero Chelsea Manning released from prison

first_imgChelsea Manning, a hero to antiwar activists, was finally released March 12 from prison after years of on-and-off incarceration for “leaking classified information” to WikiLeaks when she was a U.S. Army intelligence analyst. In 2013, a U.S. military judge found her guilty on 20 counts, including six under the Espionage Act, and sentenced her to an unprecedented 35 years in prison. Her real “offense”: the exposure of U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.Chelsea ManningWhile on active duty in Iraq, Manning released 700,000 classified and sensitive military and diplomatic documents, which revealed details about modern imperialist wars never before made public. They included the infamous “Collateral Murder” tape of U.S. helicopters firing on people in Baghdad in 2007. This attack killed 12 people, including two Reuters staff members, and seriously wounded two children.Manning also exposed previously hidden information about torture of U.S. detainees at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Awaiting trial, she suffered brutal conditions, first held in a cage inside a tent in the Kuwait desert, and then threatened by guards with being “disappeared” to Guantanamo.After sentencing, Manning’s years in prison were similarly punitive, especially because of her identity as a transgender woman and her unbroken determination to remain true to her values. Her nine months of solitary confinement from 2010 to 2011 at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., were described as “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” by Juan Mendez, U.N. special rapporteur on torture.Manning said about revealing the documents: “Once you come to realize that the coordinates in these records represent real places … that the numbers represent actual human lives … then you cannot help but be reminded how important it is for us to understand and, hopefully, prevent such tragedies in the future.” (Guardian, May 27, 2015)Released from military prison in 2017, having served almost seven years, Manning was jailed again in 2019 after refusing to testify at a secret grand jury — part of a U.S. attempt to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from Britain and prosecute him under the Espionage Act. His crime: exposing U.S. atrocities.A judicial order imposed a fine of $1,000 a day on Manning, starting the day the grand jury was convened, to force her testimony. While waiting for the court’s answer to her petition for release after 10 months in prison, she attempted to take her life on March 11.Manning re-affirmed her commitment to noncooperation in a statement released by her lawyers before that attempt: “I have had these values since I was a child, and I’ve had years of confinement to reflect on them. For much of that time, I depended for survival on my values, my decisions and my conscience. I will not abandon them now.” (tinyurl.com/ssnuvvj)On March 13, U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga ordered her release. When Manning’s legal team asked for her fine to be vacated, the judge refused.Two days later, over 6,000 supporters donated online to pay off the $256,000 court debt. They raised that amount and more! One contributor said: “Those of us who support Manning have been looking at this more as a fine on us than on her, because of course we were never going to let a heroic whistleblower spend the rest of her life under crushing debt.”Beginning with Manning’s 2010 arrest, Workers World joined in the worldwide call to “Free Chelsea Manning!” Global activism led to her release and support continues today. Solidarity messages can be posted at facebook.com/savemanning/.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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‘The fire has started!’ in Alabama — Amazon, mine workers

first_imgPhoto: Tuscaloosa ThreadFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this April 18 — Miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Ala., struck April 1 and are still picketing as of this writing. On April 9 they voted 1,006 to 45 to reject a contract that would have restored only $1.50 of a $6-an-hour pay cut workers took in 2016 — to pull the company out of bankruptcy. The rejected contract would have continued brutal disciplinary and firing policies and dangerous working conditions. (See Workers World, “After BAmazon, Alabama mine workers go out on strike,” April 2)On strike in Brookwood, Ala., April 8.Photos on social media showed workers and their children burning copies of the contract. One picture of a miner’s hand on top of a “No” ballot revealed a missing index finger — lost in a mine accident.The miners labor in one of the world’s most life-threatening workplaces. The Brookwood mines are sunk 1,400 to 2,100 feet underground — some of the deepest vertical shaft coal mines in North America. In 2001 methane gas explosions and a cave-in at one of the mines killed 13 workers, including a former high school classmate of this writer.Coal is extracted in the Warrior Met mines with highly mechanized “longwall” machines. Physical dangers are omnipresent, including potential for gas explosions, strata failure that shears limbs, dust that permanently damages lungs, longwall mechanisms that cause head and neck injuries and deafening machine noise.The Black and white members of Local 2245, United Mine Workers (UMWA) on strike are functioning in tight solidarity. As one said: “The union backs us . . . if it wasn’t for them, that would be a death house. It is a death house.” (tinyurl.com/hb9mkr)Solidarity with BAmazon workersOn April 11 a contingent of striking miners traveled to Bessemer, Ala. — 25 miles to the east — to attend a “Hold Amazon Accountable” rally. They were there in solidarity with the majority Black, majority female Amazon warehouse workers, who had launched a historic organizing drive against the corporate behemoth. (See Workers World, “Bessemer: the whole world is watching,” Feb. 22)Larry Spencer, president of the Alabama Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, voiced solidarity with the miners and invited workers to join the CBTU. Amazon worker and organizer Jennifer Bates said: “We came out to fight for the rights of working people, and we aren’t going anywhere. The fire has started. Burn — let it burn!” (Listen to the rally: tinyurl.com/368yyx8v.)The miners’ solidarity was more than symbolic. The longwall machines that grind up their lives are their equivalent of the mechanization and robotization that Amazon uses to squeeze profit from workers’ labor power. (See Workers World, “Workers are not robots,” March 8)A key demand by BAmazon workers seeking union representation by the Retail, Warehouse and Department Store Union was for more control over backbreaking working conditions. Amazon alleges that monitoring workers through the Mojoul SmartBelt has improved “safety,” but research suggests ramped-up robotics have actually increased injuries.In 2019, Amazon recorded 14,000 serious injuries across its “fulfillment centers” — its warehouses — equating to an injury rate of 7.7 serious injuries per 100 employees, nearly double the industry average. Plus it’s possible that Amazon is underreporting worker injuries. (tinyurl.com/2z7w6r4h)Alabama’s militant union traditionThe Walker Met mines in Tuscaloosa County — and other coal mines, past and present in adjoining Walker, Jefferson, Shelby and Bibb counties, like the mines of Belle Ellen, Marvel and Piper — are part of the “Birmingham Mineral District.” These mines are in the southernmost extension of the Appalachian Mountain chain in Alabama.The exploitation of both mineral resources and mine workers has gone on for two centuries.For just as long, that exploitation has been met with resistance. Labor organizations, primarily of African American miners, were formed in the 1870s. Alabama miners affiliated with the newly formed UMWA in 1890 as District 20. Opposition to the convict lease system sparked the largest strike in the District’s history — the Great Strike of 1894. During the Great Depression, Alabama UMWA locals were revived under the leadership of Walter Jones, an African American organizer from Shelby County. In the 1930s the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers organized iron ore workers, who were about 80% African American. (Encyclopedia of Alabama)The Brookwood strike and the recent Amazon organizing have been led by local Bessemer workers — children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of union heroes. For many of the miners, this is their first strike, but they proudly claim their tradition of labor militancy.Jeff Fleenor, who has worked at Warrior Met and its predecessor for 16 years, told the Tuscaloosa Thread: “I specifically came back [for the vote] to ensure we got a fair contract and that I wasn’t the generation that let all the sacrifices that people in the UMWA fought for 90 to 100 years ago fade into obscurity. Our sacrifices pale in comparison to those at the start of the labor movement and the early years of the UMWA. I keep up on my history; I know about the Battle of Blair Mountain, Bloody Harlan and the Pittston Strike, where my dad participated. These were major milestone events that led us to where we are today. I owe it to miners of days gone by, my family and myself to fight for what we deserve.” (tinyurl.com/y2pbcm3h)last_img read more

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Drive to Survive sets off this week

first_imgDRIVE TO SURVIVE ROUTEDay 1 – Friday August 9: Anglesboro (Limerick) to Tralee (Kerry), 222kmDay 2 – Saturday August 10: Banemore (Kerry) to Galway, 199kmDay 3 – Sunday August 11: Claregalway (Galway) to Bundoran (Donegal), 200kmDay 4 – Monday August 12: Ballyshannon (Donegal) to Cavan, 188kmDay 5 – Tuesday August 13: Stradone (Cavan) to Tullamore (Offaly), 212kmDay 6 – Wednesday August 14: Killeigh (Laois) to Tullow (Carlow), 165kmDay 7 – Thursday August 15: Carlow to Ballylanders (Limerick), 305km Twitter Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Facebook TAGSDrive to Survivefeaturedfull-imageJohn Gallahue Print Previous articleGiveamanakick celebrates ten years of Limerick label Out on a LimbNext articleLimerick leaves rest in 50 shades Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin A GROUP of volunteers will drive two Model T trucks across all of Ireland over the coming week in aid of the Drive to Survive fund. The trucks are owned by charity founder Dan Gallahue, whose late father John was a former county councillor and died two years ago from cancer.The Drive to Survive will set off from Anglesboro on Friday August 9, passing through 26 counties before finishing in Ballylanders on Thursday August 15. The route will pass through County Limerick on Saturday, taking in Glin, Loughill, Foynes, Askeaton, Kildimo, Mungret and Limerick city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Drive to Survive was established last by a group of 30 local Munster volunteers to honour the memory and the lifetime achievement of John Gallahue, who in his role as a county councillor strived diligently to bring prosperity to the area. It was his greatest wish to establish a national charity that would travel through Ireland to raise funds for cancer care. The Drive to Survive will honour his memory and see his wish become a reality.The week-long expedition will encompass more than 1,000 miles, with volunteers signed up right across Ireland. People are also encouraged to stage their own events in aid of Drive to Survive, with all contributions welcome. Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp No vaccines in Limerick yet First Irish death from Coronavirus Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended NewsLocal NewsDrive to Survive sets off this weekBy Liam Togher – August 8, 2013 573 Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

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RIP The late Sean Cox, Limerick property developer

first_img Previous articleNew CEO for Shannon GroupNext article‘Brexit’ will make it difficult for Irish exporters to access mainland Europe – Clune Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Print Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Emailcenter_img Advertisement Sean (76) with his late wife, AilishIN the early hours of Tuesday May 3, one of Limerick’s foremost property developers, Mr Sean Cox (76), passed away at his home in Castletroy after a short illness.A widower for the last four years following the death of his wife Ailish (née Magner), Mr Cox leaves behind three daughters, Helen, Aoife and Elizabeth and son John, their partners, and grandchildren Charlie and Millie. He is survived by his sister Mary and brother Seamus.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Always a large, imposing man, Mr Cox led a vibrant life until the end. Cox Construction, which he shared with John, survived the recessionary 1980s to build Cherrydale on the Dublin Road and upmarket Castleville on Golf Links Road, also Wellesley Close and Strand Court beside the River Shannon.“Sean left his monument all over town with this style of build, notably redbrick,” observes Seamus Flynn, longstanding friend. “I was in partnership with him for the Theatre Royal and he took on the restoration of that project, cornices and decorative elements and so on. He researched what he could to inform working on the central Grecian domes, their colours and materials, so that The Athenaeum could retain its character but function well as a film/ TV making space”.Eastway Business Park and Leahy & Partners opposite People’s Park were modern commercial flagships.He also set up Limerick Motor Club as a shared platform.Sean Cox, Seamus Flynn and Limerick Post founder Billy Ryan were core to the Thursday Club who meet weekly for a round table of good food and cheer. Thursday Club includes David Lehane, Aidan O’Connell, Michael Duffy and when in town, Pat Delaney; those gone to their rest are Hector Newenham and Padraig O’Connor.Sean was linchpin for four decades, missing only last week. Defined by his love of friends, family, vintage cars (driving a Bentley S1 Continental), and according to John, “all things to do with Waterville in Derrynane, County Kerry”, he will be missed for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the world and his enthusiasm.Billy Ryan spoke of Sean’s sharp mind and “his ability to recall precise details when relating stories of bygone days. He was entertaining to listen to and respectful of the views of others. A good friend, I will miss him greatly”.His remains will be at the family home, Teach na Gaoithe on Golf Links Road, this Thursday May 5th from 5pm to 8pm, with his funeral mass is  on Friday 6th at 11am in Monaleen Church. Sean Cox will be laid to rest beside his wife Ailish in Abington Church, Murroe. NewsRIP The late Sean Cox, Limerick property developerBy Rose Rushe – May 3, 2016 2620 Linkedinlast_img read more

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Cellphone video shows Miami Police officer apparently kicking suspect in the head during arrest

first_imgObtained by ABC News(MIAMI) — A Miami Police officer has been relieved of duty after cellphone video emerged on social media appearing to show him kicking a suspect in the head during an arrest.In the video, taken by a Miami resident on Thursday morning, the suspect holds his hands behind his back as he lies face-down on the grass. One officer then approaches him, and as he finishes handcuffing him, another officer runs up and appears to kick the prone suspect.That officer then gets on the ground and restrains the man’s upper body, and three other officers surround him as well.The woman who recorded the incident — who wishes to remain anonymous — told ABC News that before the video began, the suspect was being chased by the officers and “was looking to find a way to get out.”Once he realized he couldn’t escape, the suspect put his hands up and walked to meet with the officers “face to face,” the witness said. The officers then gave him instructions to get on his knees and then lie down, and the suspect complied, she said.After the man was handcuffed, the other police officer ran “right at him” and kicked him “like a football,” the woman said.She couldn’t tell whether the man was injured, but she said she saw spit fly out of the man’s mouth when he was apparently kicked and saw the same spit strewn across his face after the officers bolstered him to his feet.The suspect, 31-year-old Miami resident David Vladim Suazo, was arrested and charged with third-degree grand theft of a vehicle, fleeing and eluding a police officer, reckless driving and damage to property or person and habitual driving with a suspended license, according to an arrest affidavit.Suazo’s arrest records shows he is also known under several aliases. It is unclear if he has yet been released from jail.It is unclear if Suazo has entered a plea or retained an attorney.In a tweet, Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina said the “video depicts a clear violation of policy” and announced that the officer involved had been relieved of duty. Colina also contacted the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office regarding the incident, he said, but didn’t identify the officer.State Attorney Katherine Fernandez said in a statement that she was “shocked and appalled” by what she saw in the video and announced that Assistant State Attorney Johnette Hardiman of the public corruption unit has been assigned to open an immediate investigation.The incident occurred in the neighborhood of Overtown, north of Downtown Miami, a spokesperson for the Miami Police Department told ABC News. The spokesperson declined to provide any details beyond the chief’s tweet.The witness said she started recording because “it’s not something you always see in the backyard.” She then posted the video online to shed light on police brutality, she said.“You guys really need to see who it is who you have working for you,” she said. “We respect you guys … We need you guys, we call you. We don’t expect you to come and just be beating people up for no reason. The man was down. He didn’t resist arrest. He didn’t do anything. So, why are you hitting him?Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Adjunct Instructor – English Composition (On-Ground)

first_imgMaster’s degree in English or related fieldPrior undergraduate teaching experienceMust be available to teach on-ground at our main campus locatedin St. Louis, MO. Special Instructions to Applicants Preferred Qualifications Posting Details In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryvilleactively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in theirfields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty are anintegral part of the University’s learning community and teachcourses online and/or on main campus. The successful candidate mustbe committed to fostering a welcoming environment for a diversepopulation of students, faculty, and staff.The College of Arts & Sciences is accepting applications foracademically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty members toteach English 101 and/or English 104 undergraduate courses. Theseare both English Composition courses. Candidates must be committedto fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff andstudents.Refer to the Special Instructions to Applicants section forinformation regarding specific and general course needs.Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities: Yes Open Until Filled Minimum Qualificationscenter_img Job Summary/Basic Function Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or relatedfield.Experience teaching composition courses is preferred Teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and coursecontract.Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with theUniversity’s mission, academic policies and procedures,expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).Prepare essential learning objectives, lesson plans, andassignments. Develop course syllabus.Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes,teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectivelydeliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-worldapplications of concepts covered.Encourage active learning through discussion topics, classassignments, group projects, etc.Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thoroughmanner.Establish office hours to provide additional assistance withstudent questions/concerns.Report early alerts for students who are not actively engagingin the course.Additional duties as assigned. o The Department is using this position announcement to build aqualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs as they arise.This position is not designated for a specific course orsemester.o An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completionof a background screening.o Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employmentauthorization will not be considered for this position.o Maryville University is committed to a policy of equalopportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age,disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, nationalorigin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteranstatus, or any other status protected by law. This extends to allaspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting,hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, andtermination. Physical Demands Advertised: May 21, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

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