Farewell service for the Archbishop of Wales

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Comments are closed. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (1) Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] The longest-serving Archbishop in the Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Barry Morgan, is stepping down this week as leader of the Church in Wales, as he marks his 70th birthday. More than 500 people attended a farewell service at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, in celebration and thanksgiving for the contribution made by Morgan during his nearly 14 years as archbishop and 17 as bishop of Llandaff. In his  sermon, Morgan told the congregation it had been an “enormous privilege” to have served them and he thanked people for their support. He, in turn, was thanked warmly for all his ministry and given a standing ovation.Full article. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL January 30, 2017 at 5:55 pm Why isn’t the church coming out against our President’s lies and false information. We need to watch his pick for the judiciary. Germany faced the same problems and the clergy and church did nothing. Let us be sensitive to what is happening. The national church should give leadership to the smaller churches.Barbara Reynolds, Cookeville, TN 38506. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Anglican Communion Barbara Reynolds says: Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Farewell service for the Archbishop of Wales This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska By ACNS staffPosted Jan 30, 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

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Episcopal Church raises concerns on Trump policy enforcing provisions of…

first_img Rector Washington, DC By David PaulsenPosted Apr 22, 2019 Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations is raising concerns about Trump administration plans to start enforcing a long-neglected provision of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.General Convention has passed several resolutions over the past decade calling for an end to the Cuba embargo, an issue that took on new urgency last year when the Diocese of Cuba was welcomed back into The Episcopal Church. In particular, The Episcopal Church urges “an end to provisions that hamper the mission of the Church in Cuba and that contribute to the suffering of the Cuba people,” the Office of Government Relations said in a statement released April 18.Holy Trinity Cathedral, Havana, Cuba. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThat statement responded to the Trump administration’s decision to enforce Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which will allow U.S. citizens, including naturalized Cubans, to sue foreign companies that may be profiting from use of property seized by the Cuban government in 1959. That provision has been waived by every U.S. president since the Helms-Burton Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996.Trump administration officials argue that ending the waiver of Title III will put pressure on the Cuban government over its support for embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. National Security Adviser John Bolton, who announced this change last week, has called Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua a “troika of tyranny.”“The United States looks forward to watching each corner of this sordid triangle of terror fall,” Bolton said in his April 17 announcement.This harder stance toward Cuba comes after former President Barack Obama sought to improve relations with the island country. Obama, who in 2016 became the first U.S. president to visit communist Cuba, oversaw the easing of travel restrictions and restoring of diplomatic relations. The United States reopened its embassy in Havana, and Cuba reopened its embassy in Washington, D.C.In 2015, General Convention passed a resolution hailing such examples of progress and calling for an outright end to the embargo against Cuba. It further directed the Office of Government Relations to work “toward lifting aspects of the embargo that impede The Episcopal Church’s partnership with The Episcopal Church in Cuba.”Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio leads the recessional following the Feb. 28 Eucharist opening the Episcopal Church of Cuba’s 110th General Synod. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThree years later, in July 2018, General Convention passed the resolution that readmitted the Diocese of Cuba, and Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio took her seat in the House of Bishops.The thaw in relations between the two countries, however, has been in doubt since President Donald Trump took office in 2017 vowing to reverse Obama’s policy toward Cuba. The Trump administration’s announcement this month raised alarms over the prospect that messy legal battles would ensnare companies from countries that do not have embargoes against Cuba, from the European Union to Canada. Some also questioned whether this U.S. policy change would be effective in pressuring Maduro.“How do you allow lawsuits against a country like Canada who has been supportive of efforts in Venezuela and maintain Canada as an ally?” Pedro Freyre, a Miami attorney who advises U.S. companies, told the Miami Herald.The Office of Government Relations, in its statement, also emphasized the potential human cost of such policy changes.“Enacting Title III will cause U.S.-Cuba relations to deteriorate further, and it will hurt the Cuban people and economy,” the office said. “We therefore reiterate our call for an end to the embargo and reassert our commitment to strengthening relations between the Cuban and American people.”The Anglican presence in Cuba dates to 1871. In 1966, The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops expelled the Cuban diocese in response to the Cuban Revolution and the United States’ policy. Episcopal schools in Cuba had been closed and appropriated, and many clergy and their families were displaced.The diocese’s readmission in 2018 was made possible partly because the Cuban government had grown less restrictive toward churches. The U.S. government’s policy, meanwhile, had become less predictable under Trump, church leaders said.The Episcopal Church of Cuba today has 46 congregations serving about 10,000 members and their communities. Its reintegration into The Episcopal Church is expected to be complete by 2020.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church raises concerns on Trump policy enforcing provisions of Cuba embargo Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

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Smart-Stell Residence / Tonic Design + Tonic Construction

first_img Area:  2400 ft²Text description provided by the architects. The clients wanted a new house but not a new neighborhood. On one of their daily walks they found a 40-year-old structure for sale. The house, beyond repair, occupied a promising lot with a southeast exposure to a small lake. This gave the couple the idea to build their “home and vacation home at the same time, they said. Save this picture!Courtesy of Tonic DesignRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedCompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Sinafer HeadquartersThe design of the new house addresses two key site relationships: (1) the existing neighborhood and its contextual scale, and (2) the landscape of the lake. From the street, the new one-story house’s form is low, quiet, and horizontal, with the only real opening towards the street at the main entrance porch. Because this house would be a dramatic departure from the typical houses in the neighborhood, we sitedit deeplyinto the property. Save this picture!Courtesy of Tonic DesignThe 2400-square-foot house opens up to its surroundings at the back, where extensive glazing provides constant views of the lake and surrounding natural environment. This approach maximizes the interior connection to the outdoors without sacrificing the clients’ privacy.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tonic DesignProgrammatically, the house features: an entrance foyer; an open living/dining/kitchen space suitable for entertaining, especially with access to the deck from this space; a master bedroom suite with two separate bathrooms and walk-in closets; two generous office spaces; a guest room and additional bath; and a two-car garage. Square concrete “steps” lead from the driveway to the front porch. A wooden deck spans the lakefront elevation.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tonic DesignAs both the architect and contractor, Tonic’s challenge was to maximize the view of the lake from the open “public” space (living/dining/kitchen area), while providing the clients with an energy-efficient and comfortable living space. The solution came in the form of a hockey stick-shaped roof structure fabricated of wood beams and steel plate. This composite structure, designed with the help of the North Carolina Solar Center, supports an IPE pipe trellis. The form and composition ensure that the sun’s harsh rays are blocked in the warm summer months, while the lower winter sun is allowed to penetrate and warm the interior. A band of clerestory windows above the main living space, facing the street, allow more natural light to penetrate the interior and creates a glow above the horizontal structure at night.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tonic DesignTo achieve a construction budget of $180 per square foot as requested by the clients, the building methods used in the house are standard, off-the-shelf materials that have been reinterpreted and used in inventive ways, such as the “pin stripe” siding that creates horizontal detailing for the street-facing façade. 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How You Can Help Farmers and Ranchers After Flooding in Nebraska

first_img SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 19, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News How You Can Help Farmers and Ranchers After Flooding in Nebraska Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter How You Can Help Farmers and Ranchers After Flooding in Nebraska How You Can Help Farmers and Ranchers After Flooding in NebraskaThe Nebraska Farm Bureau has launched relief efforts to aid Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities suffering from the natural disasters that have impacted the state. The relief efforts include the establishment of a disaster relief fund and launch of an online agriculture disaster exchange portal to connect those in need with those who can help.“Nebraska is a special place with special people. Many of our friends and neighbors across the state are suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost or are missing loved ones, and to all those who have been impacted by the recent blizzard and massive flooding events,” said Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau president. “We want to do what we can to help. We believe our relief fund and information exchange can be of assistance.”“I had an opportunity to speak with Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau president, who told me that it’s impossible to reach some of the areas hit hardest by the flooding at this time,” said Randy Kron, Indiana Farm Bureau president. “We’ve sent a communication to our county leaders encouraging them to consider donating, and we will share that information in other avenues as well. Once the waters have receded, there may be another call out for donations of hay or other supplies.”Money donated to the Disaster Relief Fund will be targeted to aid Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by recent storms and flooding. Priority will be given to efforts to restore health and safety in rural communities and to farm and ranch households that have been damaged or displaced by the natural disaster.“The fund’s targeted recipients are farm and ranch families and rural communities in the disaster areas who have immediate needs as a result of the natural disaster, those who cannot get assistance from other sources, those who will have to wait until they receive other assistance, and those who have losses not covered by insurance,” said Nelson.To aid farmers and ranchers in recovery, the Nebraska Farm Bureau has also opened the Agriculture Disaster Exchange portal. The online portal housed on the Nebraska Farm Bureau website allows members to share information, providing a place for those in need to make requests for assistance and for those looking to help, to offer it.“The Agriculture Disaster Exchange operates like an online ‘want ad’ page. If a member has extra hay to sell or donate to a livestock producer in need, they can post it there. If a member needs help or equipment to remove debris after flooding, they can post that type of request as well. Those are just examples of how the exchange can be used by our members. The goal is to provide an online clearinghouse so members can interact and help each other during tough times,” said Nelson.To donate or apply for aid from the Disaster Relief Fund, utilize the Agriculture Disaster Exchange portal, or access other disaster assistance resources, visit www.nefb.org/disaster.Donations will be made to a fund established in the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit. Any donations made to the fund are tax-deductible.Source: Nebraska Farm Bureau SHARE Previous articleChina Could Triple U.S. Ag PurchasesNext articleLogistics Problems Mount as Nebraska Floods Expand Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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HAT Market Analysis 1/29/21 Bob Utterback of Utterback Marketing Services

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Market Analysis 1/29/21 Bob Utterback of Utterback Marketing Services Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Bob-Utterback-markets.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Corn, soybean and wheat futures posted double digit gains Friday to wrap up a volatile week. More corn sales to China pushed that market. Click to listen to analyst Bob Utterback’s thoughts. SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jan 29, 2021 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for January 29, 2021Next articleChairwoman Stabenow’s Agenda for the Senate Ag Committee Andy Eubank HAT Market Analysis 1/29/21 Bob Utterback of Utterback Marketing Serviceslast_img read more

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Dissident photographer held incommunicado, faces jail on “pre-crime social danger” charge

first_img Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Organisation October 12, 2018 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News RSF_en Follow the news on Cuba CubaAmericas RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago A collective of Havana-based independent journalists called the Centro de Información Hablemos Press (CIHPRESS) is being kept in the dark about where its photographer, María Nélida López Báez, has been held since her arrest yesterday by State Security. Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of López, who was already arrested three times last month.“The regime once again feels the need to censor and crack down on dissidents and journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This helps to explain why it was so contemptuous about the recent decision, obtained thanks to the efforts of other Latin American countries, to let Cuba back into the Organisation of American States.”The press freedom organisation added: “Rejoining the OAS would have meant respecting basic freedoms, a clearly unacceptable prospect for the continent’s last dictatorship. López’s arrest and possible conviction demonstrate this. The international community must press for the release of Cuban political prisoners.”The 19 journalists still being held since the March 2003 “Black Spring” crackdown includes fellow photographer Omar Rodríguez Saludes of Nueva Prensa, who received the longest jail sentence – 27 years.According to CIHPRESS, López’s son received a visit at 7 a.m. yesterday from a woman who gave him a purse and other personal effects belonging to his mother. The visitor told him she had just been arrested by State Security as she was approaching the CIHPRESS office. He was not told where she is being held. The State Security had recently threatened to jail López on a charge of “pre-criminal social danger,” a provision often used by the Cuban authorities with someone who has committed no crime. It allows them to imprison a person solely on the grounds of the “potential” threat they allegedly pose to society.Three journalists have been convicted on this charge since 2006, receiving sentences ranging from three to four years in prison. They are Oscar Sánchez Madán, the correspondent of the website Cubanet, Ramón Velázquez Toranso of the Libertad news agency and Raymundo Perdigón Brito of Yayabo Press agency.CIHPRESS also reported that its young correspondent in the southeastern city of Guantánamo, Enyor Díaz Allen, who has been detained since 3 May (World Press Freedom Day), has been sentenced to a year in prison for “insulting behaviour.”A total of 24 journalists are currently in prison in Cuba. They include Reporters Without Borders correspondent Ricardo González Alfonso, the founder of the De Cuba magazine and winner of the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom prize. He is serving a 20-year sentence that he received in March 2003.center_img October 15, 2020 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News to go further May 6, 2020 Find out more June 17, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dissident photographer held incommunicado, faces jail on “pre-crime social danger” charge News Receive email alerts CubaAmericas last_img read more

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Hong Kong: RSF calls on authorities to end harassment of Apple Daily founder

first_imgNews June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en PHOTO: AP / VINCENT YU News June 2, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Follow the news on Asia – Pacific April 23, 2020 Hong Kong: RSF calls on authorities to end harassment of Apple Daily foundercenter_img Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Jimmy Lai, 71, founder of media group Next Digital and its flagship Apple Daily was arrested and released on bail along with 14 other activists, including a current lawmaker, on Saturday April 18th, for “organising and participating in unauthorised assemblies” during Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations last year. He had already been arrested in February for his involvement in a demonstration on a separate date last year.These moves come amidst intense debates about the mainland’s interference in Hong Kong affairs, with Legislative Council elections just months away, and when social distancing rules taken against coronavirus limit the ability of protestors to continue the wave of demonstrations that started in the summer of 2019.“Jimmy Lai’s arrest at home, in view of the public, is unjustified and is a blatant attempt to damage his reputation.” said Cédric Alviani, the head of Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) East Asia bureau. “Hong Kong authorities must immediately put an end to this harassment campaign, which aims to dissuade the media from covering the pro-democracy demonstrations.”Apple Daily, founded and run by Jimmy Lai until 2015, is one of few Hong Kong publications that openly criticizes the Beijing regime and is notable for its pro-democracy advocacy. Since Apple Daily’s coverage of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, Lai has been the victim of a 2015 arrest and a petrol bombing on his home. Apple Daily was also the victim of cyber attacks during this time.During last year’s massive demonstrations, which saw millions of Hong Kongers take to the streets to protest Beijing’s burgeoning influence, Apple Daily reporters were amongst the numerous journalists threatened and assaulted, and Lai’s home was once again hit with petrol bombs.The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China is ranked 80th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, after falling from 18th position in 2002. China is ranked 177th. ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Judicial harassment to go further Organisation ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Judicial harassment Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Hong Kong authorities’ continued harassment of Jimmy Lai, founder of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, who just was arrested again. last_img read more

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Turkish stubbornness condemned after Dailymotion becomes second leading video site to be blocked

first_img News Organisation Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor RSF_en News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Transport minister Binali Yildirim said YouTube was still blocked because those responsible for the site refused to cooperate with the Internet regulatory authority, Internet Iletisim Baskanligi, an offshoot of the Telecommunications Council that was founded in November 2007.“The conditions imposed on YouTube are arbitrary and show that the authorities want to control the Internet and those who create it,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If a site has a local representation, it makes it easier for the Turkish judicial authorities to enforce the sanctions they are fond of imposing. This is unacceptable.”The Internet security authority, Bilgi Ihbar Merkezi (http://www.ihbarweb.org.tr/index.html), combats online paeodophilia, inciting drug use, sale of dangerous health products, pornography, gambling, inciting suicide and insulting the memory of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Turkish republic in 1923 (Law 5651). Access to YouTube was blocked on 6 March 2007 because of a video deemed to be insulting towards Atatürk.Two websites that defend free expression – Antenna-tr.org and Ortakpayda.org – were meanwhile hacked on 24 July. The attack was claimed by members of an ultra-nationalist group called “Atabeyler.” News Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns the stubborn insistence of the Turkish authorities in censoring video-sharing websites. After blocking access to YouTube for the past three months, the authorities began blocking the Paris-based Dailymotion two days ago as well.“The two most popular video-sharing sites in Turkey are now inaccessible,” the press freedom organisation said. “This is a serious violation of free speech and freedom of information. We call on the authorities to restore access to these websites and remove only the videos that are the subject of judicial orders.”An Ankara criminal court ordered the blocking of YouTube on 5 May on the grounds that it had not obtained a licence from the Turkish authorities. For the blocking to be lifted, YouTube had to be formally registered and have legal representation in Turkey. YouTube insists that it took all the necessary steps but the authorities said it failed to comply with certain conditions and therefore continues to be blocked. April 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more August 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Turkish stubbornness condemned after Dailymotion becomes second leading video site to be blocked Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia to go further April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Three year sentence for stabbing man eight times

first_imgTwitter Facebook Print A 20-year-old has been jailed for three years for  stabbing a man eight times, after a dispute in a pub in Thomondgate, in November 2010.  Stephen Byrne of Ballygrennan Road, Ballynanty was before Judge Carroll Moran after he pleaded guilty to assault causing harm of 36 year- old John Walsh at Altimera Terrace, Thomondgate, on the night of November 24, 2010.  Byrne, then aged 18, was playing pool in Quilty’s bar in the area and was confronted by what defence senior counsel, Anthony Salmon, as the the “provocation” and “threatening behaviour” of the injured party who he said “behaved badly” during the incident.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Judge Carroll Moran heard that the injured man had been drinking in the pub and was hitting the pool cue of the accused man as he played pool. The court heard that the two “squared up to each other” and that the injured party pushed is head into the face of the accused. A dispute broke out but Walsh left the pub and this was captured on CCTV footage. A few moments later, shortly after 10pm, Byrne left the pub and followed Walsh around the corner to Altimera Terrace. A fight broke out and Walsh suffered eight stab wounds to the groin, arm, shoulder and mid section inflicted by the accused who was in possession of a knife.Deep lacerations were the result of the knife attack and the court heard that the injured man required surgical repair to his abdomen.Byrne, after the incident, left the scene and ran to his mothers house nearby and hid the knife under the couch in the front room and changed his clothes. Gardai later arrived on scene and found the accused man in his mother’s house, sitting in the front room and noticed that the washing machine was running. Under interview, Byrne made certain admissions to his involvement in the incident but it was the suggestion that the injured man made lunges towards the accused after Byrne produced the knife in the course of the fight. Judge Carroll Moran said that he gave credit to the accused for his guilty plea and admissions of involvement. He acknowledged the defence claim that the accused man was subjected to considerable provocation during the incident in the pub but added that the accused shouldn’t be “going around with a knife”. The judge added that the accused man was lucky not to be facing more serious charges of manslaughter at the Central Criminal Court given the gravity of the injuries Mr Walsh received. Stephen Byrne was then sentenced to three years in prison on count two of assault causing harm to John Walsh. NewsLocal NewsThree year sentence for stabbing man eight timesBy admin – February 23, 2012 860 Advertisementcenter_img Email WhatsApp Previous articleApplication to move drugs trial to Dublin refusedNext articleMotorists flagged on Ballysimon delays admin Linkedinlast_img read more

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Economy set to grow rapidly

first_img Previous articleNearly 200 new recruits graduating from Garda College todayNext articleResidents without water for days in Letterkenny housing estates News Highland Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – September 7, 2018 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Economy set to grow rapidly Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNews The Irish economy is still growing rapidly and looks set to continue at a rapid pace. However the latest pre-budget advice from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the Government should stick to it’s existing plan and fund any extras with tax increases.Council Chairman Seamus Coffey says the scope for any extras is limited, and we should be building buffers to deal with future shocks like Brexit.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/coffefghgfhgfy7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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