Anglican Church in New Zealand opens the door to blessing…

first_img May 9, 2018 at 12:32 pm The Anglican Church of New Zealand evidently is adopting “gay” marriage in the same step-by-step wishy-washy manner as the Episcopal Church has in the United States with no thought whatsoever given to those who understandably feel themselves forced to leave the church as a result Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Steve Williams says: Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bruce Bogin says: Same-Sex Blessings May 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm Steve, I thought your comment was right on the mark. I think I can offer an explanation as to why people would leave the church if it offered same-sex marriage ceremonies. All people without exception suffer from low self -esteem. People differ in how they handle this. Some people turn to drugs or drink. Some become workaholics. Some find a sport or a hobby in which they can become proficient. Others bolster their self-esteem by looking down on some other group. For centuries the Jews have served that purpose and still to this day there is anti-Semitism or Jew-hatred even after the Holocaust. Of course it has been easy to look down on black people. They were slaves, and many denominations approved and supported slavery and later approved and supported segregation and Jim Crow laws. In both cases they found support in the Bible. More recently in our history it has become socially unacceptable to be opposed to Jews or black people. For years men have looked down upon women and treated them as inferior, as beings suited only to serve men. Again, they have support for this in the Bible. But women have been fighting back and they are making gains. So who can these poor wretches with low self-esteem look down upon? They are running out of groups to look down upon. In the last twenty years homosexual people have made tremendous strides at being accepted. They are heads of major companies, they are musicians and actors and artists, they are politicians. Ah, but under an interpretation of the Bible their life-style is a no-no, and so people with low self-esteem can look down on them. They can quit a church which accepts them and offers them the same services it offers to heterosexual people. Thus, those with low-self-esteem can feel good about looking down on certain others and thereby boost their feelings about themselves. It is pity, but that’s life. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Comments (9) Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Steve Williams says: May 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm The intent in marriage as I understand is to procreate. And so same-sex marriage does not make sense to me. The church should call this a “union”.It should be left up to each diocese/church to decide if they are OK with blessing same-sex relationships. May 11, 2018 at 11:07 pm It’s so sad when churches turn from God’s ways. Bruce Bogin says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] The Synod of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia passed a resolution May 9 that would allow churches in New Zealand to bless same sex relationships.The resolution explicitly states that there should be no change to “the Church’s teaching on the nature of marriage [which] is to affirm marriage as between a man and a woman;” but it says individual bishops should be free to use provisions already within the province’s canons for “a non-formulary service” to allow for the blessing of same-sex relationships.The resolution also calls for changes to the canons so that no member of the clergy can face disciplinary action either for agreeing to bless such relationships or for refusing to do so.Read the full article here. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Press Release Service Tom Kentwell says: Tony Oberdorfer says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Joe Prasad says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Steve Williams says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Posted May 9, 2018 Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI May 11, 2018 at 11:49 am Steve, you will never find a person who will admit to being a bigot, and no one will ever admit to being biased in order to shore up their feelings of inadequacy. It is not something one can talk about because it is too self-revealing. It is always easier to support biased feelings by basing them on Scripture. Scratch any bigot, anyone opposed to Jews, Blacks, women, gays, transgenders, and you will find inside a pathetic creature with low self esteem, and in the case of same-sex marriage, someone who is fearful that they themselves might possibly be gay. Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Bruce Bogin says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Anglican Church in New Zealand opens the door to blessing same-sex relationships May 11, 2018 at 12:52 pm Bruce, I still look to my faith that in dialog we can overcome our fears of those who are different. Since mine is not the governing belief in my diocese, maybe I’m naïve. May 11, 2018 at 11:32 am Bruce, I suppose the reason you give that some Episcopalians oppose same sex marriage could explain the policy adopted by the Diocese of Florida, where I worship. It is one of the eight U.S. dioceses which do not allow use of the rites approved by the national church in 2015, but no explanation has been offered to the LGBT congregants and others who are friends or family who love them and know the pain of their rejection. There are theories that the Bishop of Florida fears the turmoil or potential loss of whole parishes whose members apparently would feel compelled, like Tony, to leave the church. But this possible reason has not been substantiated by any words from the diocese. For my LGBT friends, that no reason is offered is insult added to injury, as is the policy that effectively prevents resolutions at our diocesan conventions and has resulted in avoidance of open discussion or dialog on topics related to the presence of LGBT worshippers in churches here.As a result, I have known LGBT congregants who felt compelled to leave their church here, just as Tony is concerned that others feel forced to leave their churches where, I presume, they find themselves in one of the majority of Episcopal dioceses where same sex marriage is permitted. Submit a Job Listing May 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm If turning from God’s ways means refusing sacraments to groups of people because of their sexual orientation, then I quite agree with you. Since all people are children of God, all should be treated the same. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY May 9, 2018 at 5:22 pm Tony,I worship in the Diocese of Florida, one of the eight dioceses in the U.S. that don’t allow the same sex marriage blessings that were authorized by the Episcopal Church in 2015. I know many faithful LGBT worshippers who feel especially hurt by this, but the subject is not openly discussed here, and no explanation has been offered by our diocesan bishop. So I am especially interested in learning the reason someone like you would feel compelled to leave the church if same sex marriage is authorized. Would you expand on your reason?My own perspective is that every Sunday I find myself in a community of worshippers who are all there for slightly different reasons—some out of family tradition, some for benefits of their children, some for social reasons, or primarily for the ritual, music, sermons, or prayer. I don’t try to know the priorities that bring others around me to worship, so if there are some for whom blessing of a same sex loving relationship in their church would be especially meaningful for them, I don’t feel it affecting my worship—if I am even aware of it. Maybe significant numbers of Episcopalians felt they had to leave the church as it changed in order to accept divorced worshippers and allow them to remarry, or when women have been ordained, or slavery rejected and African-Americans more fully accepted. If those changes caused some Episcopalians to leave, would it have been better in the long run to have avoided those changes and avoided losses of membership?I sincerely would appreciate hearing your perspective. Thank you. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

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Breaking News: Vehicle Fire at Apopka High School

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate If you view the video on Channel 35 Orlando the van looks like it is black in color. If you look at Channel 9 Orlando video it looks like a white van. The black smoke that was pouring up in the air sure changed the color of the vehicle! Looked like an expensive van, too. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! I have had some really bad experiences with vehicles. I traded one car in once and when I took it in to trade it was back firing terribly…..POW POW POW all the way up past 17-92. People were gawking at us, and thought someone was shooting at them! OMG! I was so darn glad to get rid of that car, and thankful that no one returned fire!!!!!!!! LOL………. Reply A vehicle owned by a private contractor doing pressure washing for Apopka High School caught fire on the access road (back side) of AHS school property, according to Sgt. Kim Walsh, spokesperson for the Apopka Police Department. The fire was contained, and there was a partial evacuation of school building near the vehicle, but there were no injuries to AHS staff or students. The contractor suffered minor injuries as a result of the fire. Both APD, the Apopka Fire Department and EMS responded to the call.This is a breaking story. The Apopka Voice will update as more details are known. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Breaking News: Updated at 3:15PMMatthew Arnold, Principal of Apopka HIgh School, sent this message to AHS parents:” A truck caught on fire on the emergency access alley way behind the school.  We evacuated the school immediately and the fire department arrived quickly to put out the fire.  We have been able to get all students to lunch and school will continue as usual.” 5 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Reply October 17, 2016 at 2:05 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply TAGSApopka High SchoolApopka Police DepartmentCar Fire Previous articleMedical emergency blocks traffic at Main and ParkNext articleApopka High School car fire – Snapchat Video Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR October 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm Mama Mia I was sitting at the table and I heard sirens coming from everywhere up Martin. Then we heard helicopters and my husband went outside and said that there was some thick heavy black smoke pouring up in the air, and he thought it was a fire at the high school or maybe a house fire. When I went out there were two news helicopters hovering above my house, and we drove down by the school toward Vick, and I saw the emergency gate at the school open, and another news helicopter hovering over Errol. 3 helicopters in the air! Hope the person is not too badly injured and is okay. Mama Mia October 17, 2016 at 5:14 pm The Anatomy of Fear Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia Please enter your name here Reply I was in the drive thru once waiting on food in my Pontiac Sunbird station wagon and my car started filling with smoke inside and it was coming from the back of the station wagon near the side. Long story short, it was the wiring harness burning! October 17, 2016 at 1:56 pm Mama Mia Looks like one of those high top service vans with the high center of gravity that you could stand up in, except you Commissioner Becker……LOL………is that a Nissan Van possibly? Picking on you again Kyle…..Kyle, I think I saw someone in Apopka taller than you, and he works at Lowes in the hardware section. He is as tall as you are Kyle, I am certain, but possibly taller than you. October 17, 2016 at 12:56 pmlast_img read more

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Six leading dailies bring out issues with blank front pages in protest against proposed press law reform

first_img February 4, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Slovakia RSF_en Organisation SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia News December 2, 2020 Find out more SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia Newscenter_img Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News News March 28, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six leading dailies bring out issues with blank front pages in protest against proposed press law reform Slovak premier visits RSF, encouraged to turn his country into “press freedom model for Europe” June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive In a protest against a controversial bill to reform a 1966 press law, Slovakia’s six leading daily newspapers yesterday brought out issues with nothing on the front page except seven articles from the bill that have been dubbed the “seven capital sins.”The six newspapers were highlighting their concern about the lack of any significant response to calls for changes to the draft law, which was submitted to parliament at the end of 2007 and is due to be resubmitted for a vote next week.Despite the intervention of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and unanimous condemnation by the media and journalists, the bill still provides for direct culture ministry control over media coverage of a range of subjects considered sensitive, as well as automatic right of response for anyone who, rightly or wrongly, thinks they have been defamed or insulted.“We very much hope that Prime Minister Robert Fico will keep the promises he made on 4 February, when he said he would take account of the observations made by the major international organisations,” Reporters Without Borders said.“When it joined the European Union, Slovakia undertook to comply with democratic standards, especially as regards press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders added. “A bill that would limit the editorial freedom of the news media by subjecting them to official criteria arbitrarily imposed by the government is unacceptable and must be withdrawn.”The OSCE welcomed the initial changes made by the government but insisted that the bill continued to pose a serious threat to the editorial autonomy of the news media. “It is a great pity that the recommendations proposed on the right of response were not taken into consideration,” said Miklos Haraszti, the OSCE’s representative on freedom of the media. “As things stand, this law would still not satisfy respect for Slovakia’s undertakings to the OSCE as regards protection of press freedom.”The government has a big enough majority to get the proposed press law passed, but it needs the opposition’s votes to ratify the European Union’s new Lisbon treaty, and the opposition has pledged to block ratification if the government does not make the necessary changes to the press law.last_img read more

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Garda crime round up – part 2

first_imgYouths threaten men during theftGARDAI at Mayorstone are investigating an incident that took place at approximately 5.30pm on Tuesday September 25 last. Sergeant Brian Broderick from the Crime Prevention Office in Henry Street Garda Station explains that; “Two men were walking on the Old Cratloe Road when they were approached by three youths. The youths threatened the men with a screwdriver and stole a white Samsung Galaxy mobile phone and a black Nokia mobile phone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Described as all being in their early 20’s and all having dark hair cut tight, one of the youths was described as; “wearing a white hoody while one of the others was wearing a dark coloured hoody. The three culprits ran from the scene and were last spotted in the nearby Shannon Ville area. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of the Old Cratloe Road or Shannon Ville on the evening in question are asked to contact the Gardaí at Mayorstone Park 061 456980. Females targeted in snatch and grabHENRY Street Gardai are looking into the theft of a phone and handbag from two women walking on the St Patrick’s Road.According sergeant Broderick; “The two women were walking home along St. Patrick’s Road at approximately 12.30am on Monday October 1 last when they were approached by four young males aged between 14 and 17 years of age. The youths grabbed a Samsung mobile phone and a pink handbag containing a sum of cash. Two suspects have been identified for these thefts and arrests are expected shortly however Gardaí from Henry Street, on 061 212400, would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of St. Patrick’s Road at the time of the incident and who may have seen this group of youths. Man charged over ‘disturbing’ burglaryROXBORO Road Gardai have charged a 22-year-old man following a burglary during which the culprit produced a knife. Gardai say that “this was a particularly disturbing incident”.Sergeant Broderick adds that; “At 5.45am on Saturday September 29 last a householder living in an apartment in Greenpark on the South Circular Road was awoken by the noise of his kitchen window blind. When he went into the kitchen he was confronted by a man who picked up a kitchen knife and threatened the householder.“A struggle ensued and the householder managed to subdue the burglar until Gardaí arrived. The intruder was then arrested and has been charged in connection with the incident and is currently before the courts.“Fortunately this incident”, but Sgt Broderick warns against the danger of “confronting criminals in this way as it can be extremely dangerous and personal safety should always be the primary consideration in these types of circumstances.” Linkedin Previous articleCook Medical expands to German distribution networkNext articleGarda crime round up – part 1 admin Print NewsLocal NewsGarda crime round up – part 2By admin – October 3, 2012 525 Emailcenter_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

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Council defends quality of drinking water in Letterkenny

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – March 12, 2013 WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Council defends quality of drinking water in Letterkenny Twitter Google+center_img Twitter Previous articleMayor and Deputy Mayor set off on 9-day St Patricks Day trip to USNext articleMalin Head coastguard delegation visiting Stormont today News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News Google+ Donegal County Council is reassuring the public that the drinking water supply in Letterkenny is safe for consumption and there is no risk to public health.Letterkenny solicitor, Dessie Shiels last week raised concerns about the water quality in Letterkenny after he was approached by a client.Mr Shiels claimed that the Environmental Protection Agency had issued various directives to Donegal County Council to fix numerous water quality issues in the town.In a statement, the council says drinking water in Letterkenny is of the highest quality, safe to consume and there is no risk to public health.They stated that water for Letterkenny is obtained from a combination of groudwater and surface water sources, and these sources are subject to regular checks.Letterkenny based solicitor Dessie Shiels has raised concerns about the quality of water in the town, and he also questioned if the town would be able to deal with an outbreak of cryptosporidium.But the Council says there is a programme that monitors cryptosporidium, and no cause of concern has ever been found as a result of the monitoring.The Council said that in the event of any contamination the council has clear communication policies and practices in place with the Environmental Protection Agency. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

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Brexit stockpiling plan backfires for Raphoe shop owner

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest By News Highland – April 12, 2019 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Twitter A Donegal shop owner who’s been stockpiling custard creams and Heinz beans says the Brexit extension has put a spanner in the works.According to the Belfast Telegraph, Edward Coyle who runs the Centra in Raphoe says the UK-made goods will now go out of date unless he sells them.Mr Coyle, whose shop is just 6 miles from the border, says he was taking steps to avoid empty shelves after a hard Brexit…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/13coylebrex.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Facebook Brexit stockpiling plan backfires for Raphoe shop owner Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Previous articleNight Night North West – Series 2 – Episode 10Next articleSt Columba’s return to National Cup Final News Highland Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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Jury awards Rebecca Zahau family $5M in woman’s mysterious Coronado mansion death

first_imgSan Diego Sheriff’s Department(SAN DIEGO) — A civil jury in San Diego Superior Court has found Adam Shacknai responsible for the mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau and awarded her family $5 million in punitive damages.Zahau’s July 2011 death at Spreckels Mansion in Coronado, California, had been ruled a suicide by authorities, but in 2013, her family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Adam Shacknai, the brother of Jonah Shacknai, Zahau’s then-boyfriend, pharmaceutical tycoon Jonah Shacknai.Standing with Mary Zahau-Loehner, Zahau’s sister, outside the courthouse, plaintiff’s attorney C. Keith Greer said the case was never about money.“[I] asked Mary at the end of the day, ‘Wow, what do we do? … We got a verdict.’ And she says, ‘We got to get the case reopened, that’s it.’ Our job’s not done yet,” he said in a news conference on Wednesday after the verdict.He said Zahau’s family is going to petition the sheriff to “to reopen the case to declassify it as a suicide and reclassify it as an open investigation” and use their resources to investigate Zahau’s death. “One thing we were really lacking was resources.”“20/20” has been following the Zahau case for years and most recently reported on it in March. On July 13, 2011, Zahau, 32, was found naked with her feet bound, hands tied behind her back and a shirt stuffed in her mouth, hanging from the second story balcony outside her room. Detectives found a book on a shelf in her room titled “Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft,” which showed drawings of a rite — a naked woman with her hands tied behind her back.A cryptic message — “She saved him, can you save her” — was scrawled in black paint in block lettering on the door of her room.Only she and Adam Shacknai were staying at on the mansion ground the night she died. He said he didn’t go into the main house until the next morning, on July 13, 2011, when he discovered Zahau’s body. He cut her down from the rope and called 911. Adam Shacknai had flown in from Tennessee after hearing that his 6-year-old nephew, Max Shacknai, Jonah Shacknai’s son, had somehow fallen over a second-floor railing in the house while he was in Zahau’s care just days earlier.Suspicion surrounding Zahau’s death immediately fell on Adam Shacknai who took a lie detector test the day she died. The results were inconclusive. Adam Shacknai denied having any involvement in Zahau’s death and the authorities cleared him of any involvement in Zahau’s death.Authorities determined that she had tied her own hands and feet, gagged herself and committed suicide after listening to a voicemail from Jonah Shacknai informing her of Max’s grave condition. Three days later, Max died in the hospital.The Zahau family, however, refused to accept the suicide ruling and took the case to the media. The Zahau family exhumed Zahau’s remains and renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht performed a second autopsy.On “Dr. Phil,” Wecht said he found there was enough evidence to suspect foul play.The Zahaus petitioned the California Attorney General’s Office to reopen the case but their request was denied. In July 2013, two years after Zahau was found dead, her family filed a wrongful-death suit that named Adam Shacknai, along with Jonah Shacknai’s ex-wife and Max’s mother, Dina Shacknai, and her twin sister, Nina Romano, as defendants. Jonah Shacknai was not named in the lawsuit.Dina Shacknai called the allegations made against her in the lawsuit a “disgraceful abuse of the legal system.” She told ABC News, “To create this fantastical story and insert us in something like this was beyond the pale of humane.”After hospital footage revealed that Dina Shacknai was at the hospital the night of Zahau’s death, the attorney for the Zahau family dropped her and her sister from the lawsuit and publicly apologized.Adam Shacknai remained named in the family’s lawsuit.On the night of Zahau’s death, Adam Shacknai says he never left the guest house. Only Zahau’s fingerprints and DNA were found at the scene, according to authorities, even though Adam Shacknai told them he had cut Zahau down from the rope, then performed chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in an effort to revive her. In his interview for “20/20”, Jonah Shacknai said he believes that his brother is innocent of any wrongdoing and that the lawsuit is outrageous.“This is all about finding the truth,” Zahau-Loehner said in March. “That people understand that my sister did not commit suicide.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Boy Scouts organization is flawed but scouting is valuable, supporters say

first_imggloch/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Boy Scouts of America, an organization that’s been around for 110 years, recently filed for bankruptcy amid accusations that thousands of scouts were sexually abused by scout leaders, organizers or other scouts.But as ABC’s Cheri Preston reports for ABC News Radio’s “Perspective” podcast, that doesn’t mean the organization’s objectives have to be lost.Clay Risen, an Op-Ed opinion writer for The New York Times, spoke with Preston about his recent piece, “Save Scouting. End the Boy Scouts,” in which he discusses his own experience as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Eagle Scout in Nashville, Tennessee years ago. Risen says it’s important to keep scouting alive.“The men who led my troop were upstanding, wise, kind men,” Risen said. “That should be able to continue in some way, because those organizations, some of them are decades, you know, generations old.”While Risen’s experience as a Boy Scout was positive, he said that wasn’t always the case.“I left scouts right about when the scandals and the cases started to bubble up where … it’s not that anyone thought there wasn’t abuse in the Boy Scouts, but it started to become apparent that there was a real problem,” Risen said.The century-old organization has filed for Chapter 11 protection, which will allow the scouting group to keep functioning while mapping out what the future holds.“In 2010 to 2012, it became apparent to the public that there was, what they called a perversion file. And these were what are reportedly thousands of files of both abuse complaints, complaints about abuse by mostly adult scoutmasters, but in some cases, other scouts that the Boy Scouts have kept confidential,” Risen said.After the organization filed for bankruptcy, Boy Scouts of America National Chairman Jim Turley shared an open letter to victims, in which he apologized for the entire scouting community and encouraged victims to come forward if they haven’t already.In his piece in the Times, Risen says that there’s both a demand and a need for something like Boy Scouts — even if the organization itself “may have entered its final chapter.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Ireland Orders OSI’s Software for Its Warships

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: OSI Ireland Orders OSI’s Software for Its Warships December 5, 2014 Irish Naval Service has contracted OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) for the delivery of warship navigation systems, including OSI’s flagship ECPINS-W (Warship) software.Under the terms of this contract, OSI will provide engineering services, ship systems, operator training systems, and installation services. OSI systems will be installed on the entire Naval Service fleet.ECPINS-W is the only software certified by an International Association of Classification Societies approved body against the NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564.Press release, Image: Flickr/FrigateRN View post tag: europe Share this article View post tag: Warships View post tag: Ireland View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: orders Back to overview,Home naval-today Ireland Orders OSI’s Software for Its Warships View post tag: software View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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India Launches Fourth LCU

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: asia Back to overview,Home naval-today India Launches Fourth LCU View post tag: launches View post tag: India Authorities India Launches Fourth LCU View post tag: News by topiccenter_img March 24, 2015 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Fourth View post tag: LCU The fourth ship in the series of eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk IV project, Yard 2095, for the Indian Navy was launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata, on 23 March.Two LCUs were earlier launched on March 12 and September 23, last year. The third LCU was launched on January 16, this year.These ships will play a significant role in transportation of main battle tanks, armoured vehicles and troops of the Indian Army during amphibious operations.The ship can be deployed for maritime roles like maritime security, beaching and un-beaching operations, humanitarian relief operations and evacuation from distant islands, search and rescue operations besides peacekeeping missions.[mappress mapid=”15479″]Image: Indian Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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