Gary Graham switches allegiance back to Scotland for final November Tests

first_imgHaving been pulled in to train with England last season, Stirling-born Falcons flanker Gary Graham has been called up by Scotland On the switch of allegiances, Townsend said: “It has become a competitive environment for dual-qualified players recently and we know these are not easy decisions for players.Related: Tommy Seymour grabs a hat-trick for Scotland“We’ve been tracking Gary since he was at Jersey and his form over the past 12 months at Newcastle has moved him closer to playing international rugby. We look forward to welcoming him into our squad for this week’s camp.” Scotland’s remaining November Tests are against South Africa and Argentina.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Gary Graham switches allegiance back to Scotland for final November TestsDespite having been attached to England last season, Newcastle Falcons flanker Gary Graham has been called up by Scotland for their remaining November Tests.During last season’s Six Nations, 26-year-old Graham – son of former Scotland prop and ex-national team forwards coach George, and a Scotland U20 cap – was called up to join Eddie Jones’s England squad. He travelled with the group to Italy as an additional man, but he was injured during the Six Nation and was never capped. He now joins up with Scotland as an injury replacement for uncapped, New Zealand-born back-rower Blade Thompson, of the Scarlets.Graham moved with his family to Carlisle at the age of three. However he returned north at 17 and played for Gala and Scotland U20s. He went on to join Jersey in the English Championship before moving to the Falcons.Related: Meet Gary’s younger brother Guy GrahamIn February, Graham told the Daily Mail: “England want to be No 1 in the world and I’m not sure Scotland will ever be anywhere near. I’ve grown up here so, yeah, I feel more English than Scottish.” However, after reversing his position, Graham today said: “I’m Scottish through-and-through but England asked me first as I’m eligible through residency.”What could have been: Graham poses for a portrait shot in an England shirt last seasonHe continued: “It would have been a silly opportunity to pass up (playing for England), as I hadn’t been selected for a Scotland squad since U20s.“I’m absolutely delighted to get this opportunity. I phoned (Scotland coach) Gregor Townsend to assure him I wanted to play for Scotland, and always wanted to play for my country. It’s where I’m from and where I played most of my rugby.” On the charge: Gary Graham makes a break for Newcastle Falcons last season last_img read more

INDIA: National assembly of churches begins with political statements

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 INDIA: National assembly of churches begins with political statements Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Anto AkkaraPosted Apr 25, 2012 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC [Ecumenical News International – Bangalore, India] The quadrennial general assembly of the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) began on April 25 with an opening worship that contained unusually strong expressions of opinion on current issues such as the Koodankulam nuclear power plant.Opening worship at the assembly, which ends on 28 April, featured statements opposed to the nuclear plant (in southern Tamil Nadu state), to what is seen as the undemocratic acquisition of land in Orissa state for a steel plant and to what was called abuse of special army powers in Kashmir and northeast India.Three delegates from the affected regions read the statements. They were followed by Bible readings relating to the issues.Referring to the assembly’s theme, “The Gospel in a Groaning World,” the Rev. Christopher Rajkumar said “all these issues symbolize the groans of the people.” Rajkumar is in charge of worship and media at the assembly.Founded in 1914, the NCCI is composed of 30 Orthodox and Protestant churches in India, 17 regional Christian councils and more than two dozen national organizations, representing more than 14 million Christians.The massive anti-nuclear protest by the fishing community that began in September 2011 was centerd on Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church at Idinthakarai.The protest was called off in March after police registered dozens of criminal cases against secular social activists, Catholic bishop Yvon Ambrose of Tuticorin and his priests apart from freezing the bank accounts of the church and social action groups.“It is easy to preach the Gospel in a groaning world. But our duty is to be sensitive to the groaning world,” urged Methodist bishop Tharanath Sagar, NCCI president, in his sermon at the opening worship. About 500 delegates are attending, including the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

With in-person worship suspended, churches puzzle over how to count…

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Rev. Ian Elliott Davies, rector of St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in West Hollywood, California, celebrates Easter on April 12 in a service livestreamed on Facebook. Photo: St. Thomas the Apostle, via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] The pandemic is no match for the parochial report.Episcopal congregations, despite suspending in-person worship services to help slow the spread of COVID-19, still are collecting a range of data that, when this year is over, will be included in the annual five-page report that Episcopal Church Canons require every congregation to file.One of the report’s most referenced data points is “annual Sunday attendance,” often known by the shorthand ASA. But what counts as attendance while the pews are empty and hundreds are watching and listening from home? The Episcopal Church doesn’t yet have a precise answer, though one thing is clear during the coronavirus pandemic: Although in-person suspensions essentially have reduced physical Sunday attendance to zero, online worshipping communities are growing – and generating their own virtual attendance numbers, some easier to interpret than others.In Baltimore, Maryland, the Cathedral of the Incarnation’s ASA has ranged from 250 to 300 in recent years, but with the Diocese of Maryland promoting its livestreams, Sunday services at Incarnation during Lent and on Easter have been watched more than 1,000 times each on YouTube. In Memphis, Tennessee, about 300 people had been attending services on an average Sunday at Calvary Episcopal Church. In-person worship is on hold, but virtual attendance remains strong, with video of the congregation’s April 19 service approaching 1,000 total views on Facebook.And at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, a small Anglo-Catholic congregation in progressive West Hollywood, California, the Rev. Ian Elliott Davies led a livestream Latin service on Facebook for the first time April 18. In-person attendance for his Latin services typically draw about 15, but the online service has been viewed more than 1,300 times – this “viral” spread seen as a positive.“The message is traveling very quickly,” parishioner Geoff Clark-Tosca told Episcopal News Service. He serves as Davies’ cameraman, with his iPhone as the camera, during the congregation’s online services throughout the week, broadcast from a makeshift sanctuary in the rectory’s dining room.Other churches across The Episcopal Church have found similar success reaching worshipping communities online. “It’s inspiring that worship is still going on via the internet, despite the bans on public gatherings,” the Rev. Michael Barlowe, the church’s executive officer and secretary of General Convention, said in a letter to dioceses last month. “The most important thing right now is the health of our people and our neighbors, so having the ability to worship over digital platforms has been a real blessing.”Barlowe’s March 18 letter encouraged congregations to keep track of their online numbers, and he assured local leaders that specific guidance will be issued later this year on how to account for online engagement in light of the coronavirus’ disruption of in-person worship. Even so, the numbers are not an immediate concern, he emphasized, and anyone feeling “anxiety about how to document attendance” shouldn’t worry about the details.That advice is seconded by the Rev. Chris Rankin-Williams. As chair of the House of Deputies’ Committee on the State of the Church, Rankin-Williams is leading efforts to revise the parochial report’s format. He thinks congregations and priests have long worried too much about ASA, at the expense of a fuller picture of church vitality.“The only good casualty of this pandemic would be if it kills our obsession with ASA,” Rankin-Williams told ENS. “Of all the things you can spend time engaging on right now, worrying about your ASA is not a productive one.”Instead, many churches are proving their vitality during the coronavirus pandemic as they respond to disruptions to parish life by reaching their communities in new ways, Rankin-Williams said. As they re-envision what it means to be worshipping communities in the digital age, these lessons won’t be unlearned when the public health crisis is over.“It’s not clear to me the church is ever going to be the same after this,” he said.Online numbers highlight ‘church community all the time’Leaning into this new normal, St. Thomas the Apostle initiated a new shorthand. Instead of ASA, the attendance number is marked as “LS,” for livestream viewership. It can be counted at least two ways: by how many people watch a service while it is being streamed on Facebook, and by how many have viewed the video of the service at the end of the day.Services in Latin aren’t common at Episcopal churches, but this one found its congregation. At its peak live viewership, the April 18 service reached 51 people, Clark-Tosca said. Live numbers have been about the same for weekday services and a bit higher on Sunday. Those results are modest successes for a church that in recent years has averaged about 150 for in-person Sunday attendance.A rise in online viewership in early March coincided with public health concerns, which prompted Los Angeles Bishop John Harvey Taylor’s March 5 decision to suspend distribution of wine at Communion in the diocese as a precaution against the coronavirus. Taylor followed up with an order March 17 suspending worship services, and since then, some digital metrics have far exceeded St Thomas the Apostle’s in-person numbers.Most of the diocese’s 134 congregations now offer some sort of Sunday worship online and are seeing positive results, Taylor said in an interview with ENS. Online services may not fully replace the experience of in-person worship, he said, but it has proven to be an invaluable resource in these difficult times.“Just seeing one’s pastor on screen saying the prayers and offering a word of encouragement is enough church for a lot of people right now,” Taylor said. He also thinks the expansion of online faith experiences throughout the week, from weekday prayer services to Bible studies by video conference, offers a welcome reminder: Being the church doesn’t start and end with Sunday morning.“What it’s showing us is that we’re a church community all the time,” Taylor said. As Christians, “this thing we do is supposed to be with us every hour of every day.”Taylor acknowledged that comparing online viewership to average Sunday attendance may be a matter of apples and oranges. It’s hard to tell whether Facebook viewers are fleeting or truly engaged with the services, though Taylor added that in-person church attendance doesn’t guarantee a parishioner is paying attention through the sermons.In the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, the Rev. Alan Bentrup, canon for evangelism and mission, posted guidance to the diocese’s website after fielding various inquiries from priests and lay leaders about how best to track digital engagement. Even some small parishes are livestreaming services, but the metrics used by Facebook, YouTube and other platforms can be confusing, he said.Facebook, for example, tracks both three-second views and one-minute views for livestreams, and Bentrup compared the three-second view to someone simply driving by a church on a Sunday morning. That person would never be considered part of the ASA. “If someone watches for a minute, there’s at least some level of engagement,” he said, and each view could equate even larger participation, since more than one person may be viewing on each device.For now, he has this advice for churches: “Pick a metric and just continue to track that one.”The Diocese of Upper South Carolina shared this screen grab of a Facebook video’s metrics in offering guidance for congregations on how to track virtual worship participation.Taylor has advised congregations in the Diocese of Los Angeles to capture data on their online communities but to not yet consider it as part of their official attendance figures until churchwide officials issue further guidance. Likewise, Bishop Sean Rowe, bishop diocesan for Northwest Pennsylvania who also serves as bishop provisional for Western New York, asked his 93 congregations to track whatever numbers they can. “Then we will work to interpret them later according to a common set of guidelines,” Rowe told ENS.Rowe also suggested local leaders track the number of phone calls made to check on parishioners, because in his largely rural dioceses, not everyone has the reliable internet or cell service needed to participate in livestream worship.The partnership between Rowe’s two dioceses is now a year old, under a five-year plan to share a bishop and coordinate resources together that has been closely watched by church leaders across The Episcopal Church. When Rowe agreed to lead both dioceses, he saw opportunities to rethink church vitality with a focus on mission, and that approach may help the dioceses’ congregations during the current crisis as they look beyond the traditional metric of average Sunday attendance.“I hope this experience helps us dig deep into what we understand as the mission and role of our congregations, and what vitality means,” he said. “I think this is going to push us to say what that is and figure out a way to measure it.”Beyond ASA, a renewed focus on church vitalityBarlowe’s letter to dioceses said guidance on measuring attendance will be issued in time for the 2020 parochial reports to be filed in early 2021. By then, “we will have more experience with this, and we will have had time to consider, consult and offer more guidance,” Barlowe said. “We have time, as we pray for an end to this pandemic.”Changes to the parochial report already were underway. In 2018, the 79th General Convention passed a resolution calling on Executive Council “to design a simplified parochial report relevant to the diversity of The Episcopal Church’s participation in God’s mission in the world.” The report’s development was assigned to the House of Deputies’ Committee on the State of the Church.The Canons require congregations to report “baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials during the year,” as well as the number of baptized members and communicants. Average Sunday attendance, though not a number explicitly required by the Canons, has long been tabulated by The Episcopal Church and referenced by its congregations, said Rankin-Williams, the committee chair.“ASA has been cast as this way we evaluate each other,” Rankin-Williams said. “That’s a mistake. … It’s not clear to me that it’s actually a measure of vitality.” Possible changes to the parochial report include additional demographic data, a fuller account of parishioners’ outreach participation, and a narrative section where church leaders can describe how they see their role in the Jesus Movement, he said.Ultimately, the decision on how to record attendance during in-person worship suspensions will be made by Executive Council, which meets next in June, likely as an online conference. It isn’t clear yet whether parochial reports and attendance tracking will be on the agenda for that meeting. Rankin-Williams thinks the solution likely will entail reporting a traditional ASA alongside some virtual metric.Bentrup, in Upper South Carolina, also raised the possibility that online numbers during this pandemic may be recorded but not used in formulas, such as clergy compensation, that traditionally have relied on ASA – in the same way that some schools are removing this semester from their calculations of students’ grade-point averages.Rankin-Williams is rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ross, California, north of San Francisco. It has an ASA of just above 200, but twice that number of participants have joined its livestream services, Rankin-Williams said. He isn’t sure churches’ online surge will continue at the same levels when in-person worship resumes.“The next five years of the church are being compressed into the next five months,” he said. The pandemic may accelerate the closure of some churches, while others are adopting technology to encourage discipleship, evangelism and growth. “Right now, you see people connecting to church in some really fascinating ways.”The Rev. Ian Elliott Davies has led worship services from the dining room of the rectory at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in West Hollywood, where, as with all video productions, there is some amount of down time, often with canine companionship. Photo: Geoff Clark-ToscaAt St. Thomas the Apostle in the Diocese of Los Angeles, Clark-Tosca and a small group of parishioners had been looking for ways of improving the congregation’s digital presence for several months, since attending a session on digital evangelism at a diocesan ministry fair. When the pandemic hit, they realized they needed to ramp up those efforts quickly.Viewers seemed to prefer services broadcast from the more intimate setting of the rectory, including weekday prayer services, and Clark-Tosca thinks improving the audio and video quality of the livestreams has made a big difference. If this is the new normal for St. Thomas the Apostle’s presence online, the congregation isn’t going back.“This is now part of our congregation,” Clark-Tosca said, and they won’t “let it slide” when they resume in-person worship. “We see people need this.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] COVID-19, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Win big with the 2011 USA Sevens in Las Vegas

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Berkeley Courtyard House / WA Design

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/172180/berkeley-courtyard-house-wa-design-inc Clipboard CopyHouses•Berkeley, United States Houses United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/172180/berkeley-courtyard-house-wa-design-inc Clipboard Berkeley Courtyard House / WA Design Berkeley Courtyard House / WA DesignSave this projectSaveBerkeley Courtyard House / WA Design Projects Area:  4880 ft²Text description provided by the architects. The clients for this Berkeley Hills home were a prominent scientist and his wife. They had recently moved from the east coast and purchased another home I had designed. After a few years in the home, they contacted me to explore their inspiration of building their own home start to finish. We looked for land together and eventually they purchased a double lot with spectacular views in the sloping hills of the East Bay.Save this picture!Courtesy of wa design incThe most basic primordial relationship of water and canyon wall was the metaphorical origin for the layout of the home. The water is constrained by the topography and yet needs an outlet. Each material and force yields to the other. At each end of our zinc canyon, at the outlets, a courtyard would naturally form, one towards the hillside and protected from the wind, the other towards the west, hanging, completely open to the views and the winds of the Bay Area. Save this picture!Main Floor PlanOur concept was to create three wings connected by two breezeways, one open air breezeway and one glazed. The transparent breezeways allow views out of the courtyard and their low roof lines accentuate the massing of the primary building elements. Set perpendicular to the glazed breezeway are two water features that appear to extend through the home and axially emphasize the view towards San Francisco Bay.  Save this picture!Courtesy of wa design incPunctuating the hillside end of this water axis is a monolithic outdoor fireplace. Breaking the house into three distinct units allowed us to create three distinct courtyards, two protected and one open to the almost constant onshore fog and breezes from San Francisco Bay. The courtyard between the main house and guest house is protected enough for comfortable twilight dining a good part of the year. The house’s exterior is alternately sheathed in zinc shingles, reminiscent of the craftsman architecture a century earlier, or stucco. We designed strongly canted shed roofs with deep eaves and delicate structural steel supports to give the house a distinctive look and provide protected exterior circulation and ample surface area for the extensive photo-voltaic arrays that power the house. The hardscape is minimalist with white concrete extending seamlessly from inside the house and granite cobble bands set to the rhythm of the homes structural steel frame. The construction module of the home is literally encountered at street edge as you step across the first band of black granite cobbles. A progression begins. The landscape plantings are set on a rigorous grid behind low retaining walls of Cor-ten steel and further extend the strong organization of the building architecture onto the site.Project gallerySee allShow lessKunshan Huaqiao Forum and Hotel Proposal / Ojanen_Chiou ArchitectsArticlesPeripheries 2011 – 9th International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Rese…Articles Share Save this picture!Courtesy of wa design inc+ 19 Share CopyAbout this officeWA DesignOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasBerkeleyHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on September 29, 2011Cite: “Berkeley Courtyard House / WA Design” 29 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?伯克利院子住宅 / WA Design是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: WA Design Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Charity mergers

 20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 November 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guardian and the Media Trust recently held a debate on the need for charities to consider mergers. Read what happened in Mutual friends at The Guardian Society. Advertisement Charity mergers 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. read more

Vauxhall donates four vehicles to Help for Heroes for fundraising events

first_imgVauxhall donates four vehicles to Help for Heroes for fundraising events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Events Howard Lake | 5 April 2011 | News 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.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Vauxhall is donating four support vehicles to Help for Heroes as part of its two-year partnership with the charity. The three Astra Sport Tourers and a Vauxhall Movano van, decorated in the charity’s livery, were handed over to Bryn Parry, Help for Heroes CEO and co-founder by Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Managing Director.The Astra Sport Tourers will be used to support the many fundraising events Help for Heroes organises, and the 3.5 tonne Movano panel van will also be used to support events such as air shows and sporting activities, mainly to transport and sell the charity’s merchandise.To date, Vauxhall has raised over £125,000 for Help for Heroes, money which is used by the charity to help those wounded in Britain’s current conflicts.Bryn Parry, Help for Heroes CEO and co-founder, said: “Help for Heroes’ fundraising events take place across the UK and Europe and a range of vehicles are needed to successfully support them. The addition of three Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourers and the Movano means Help for Heroes staff will be able to travel in comfortable, practical vehicles that I’m sure they will enjoy driving. Help for Heroes extends its gratitude once again to Vauxhall.”www.helpforheroes.org.uklast_img read more

Donegal Islanders go to the polls for General Election 2011

first_imgNewsx Adverts HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp By News Highland – February 23, 2011 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Previous articleO’Domhnaill denies Fianna Fail leader is purposely avoiding DonegalNext articleMan due in Derry court on murder charges News Highland Islanders off Donegal will go to the polls today, two days before mainlanders cast their votes.The Islands off Donegal form part of the Donegal South-West constituency.760 ballot papers have been carried to polling boxes in Arranmore, Tory, Inishbofin, Inishfree and Gola.Ferries and small boats have carred 523 papers to two polling booths on Arranmore, 25 on Gola and nine to Inishfree.An Air Corps helicopter will carry 136 to Tory and 67 to Inishboffin.There was a massive swing against Fianna Fáil when the electorate on Arranmore went to the polls in the Donegal South-West by-election.The islands had a turnout of just over 50% in the by-election.There is expected to be a slightly larger turnout of voters for the General Election today. Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Donegal Islanders go to the polls for General Election 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Man charged with number of offences to appear in court tomorrow

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary at Churchtown Park in Castlederg yesterday have charged a man with a number of offences to appear before Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court tomorrow Monday 2nd December.The man, aged 52, has been charged with aggravated burglary with intent to commit grievous bodily harm, two counts of criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an offence.PSNI say the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service. WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – December 1, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Previous article“It’s a hard one to take”- Sean Murphy on Galbally’s Ulster Intermediate Final lossNext articleFAI Junior Cup Results 01/12/2019 News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twittercenter_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man charged with number of offences to appear in court tomorrow Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Three due in court in connection to Mourne Antiques robbery

first_img By News Highland – January 31, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Previous articleA Donegal win in Waterford could prove vital – Maxi CurranNext articleCouncil launches Commercial Rates Incentive Scheme News Highland Homepage BannerNews Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Three due in court in connection to Mourne Antiques robbery Three people are due to appear in court today in connection with a significant theft of jewellery and cash at a business premises in Letterkenny earlier this month.Four women and a man are believed to have entered Mourne Antiques on Upper Main Street at around 4.30pm on Saturday January 18th.Once inside the property, a number of the individuals distracted staff, while one woman gained entry to a back office and stole a quantity of goods.Yesterday, two women and a man were arrested in connection to the heist.A man aged 30 and two women aged 53 and 31 will appear before a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court this afternoon at 2pm.Gardai have confirmed that some of the property suspected to have been stolen has been recovered in Dublin. Pinterestcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more