Connecticut priest recovers after life-saving kidney donation

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Moreover, the exchange of his gift creates an inseparable bond between he and his recipient. What a wonderful act of love on behalf of Greg. May God bless him with ‘a greater love’ oneday. Amen. Kim Polhemus and the Rev. Greg Welin.[Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut] The Rev. Greg Welin is home and resting comfortably these days. Admittedly this wouldn’t be newsworthy except for the fact that he donated a kidney last month.A fatal genetic disorderHere’s the backstory: In 2010, Greg was serving as the priest-in-charge of St. John’s in New Milford. There, he met and worked with Kim Polhemus who was serving as senior warden at that time. While outwardly healthy, internally Kim was battling a genetic disease known as Polycystic Kidney Disease, or PKD. The disease is eventually fatal without dialysis or a kidney transplant. Kim has shared that PKD is rampant in her family. Other family members, including her father, have died from it — sometimes after languishing on dialysis for a few years before succumbing.Kim had PKD, as did one of her sisters, Kathy. A third sister, Michelle, did not inherit it.Back in 2010, tests coming back from the doctors at Yale-New Haven Hospital showed the kidney function in both women was diminishing to the point that the sisters would either need a transplant, or dialysis, within a year. After watching what had happened to their father, Kim said that finding donors for both herself and Kathy was paramount. Sister Michelle volunteered to be a donor; she was tested and found to be a good match for either sister. The hospital wanted Michelle to declare which sister she would donate to, but with both in need of a kidney, Michelle refused to commit to either until a second donor was found.Swallowing her pride, Kim wrote a letter that summer and sent it by e-mail to everyone in her contact list, hoping and praying it would help them find a second donor. Someone forwarded it to the local newspaper and a reporter interviewed her, generating more attention and broadcasting the need to an even wider audience. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 3,381 people died in the U.S. last year, waiting for a kidney donor.Just before Thanksgiving, as Kim was on the way back from a long weekend away, her sister Kathy called her with the name of a possible donor who had quietly stepped forward and been tested.It was Greg.He’d heard about it after he returned from his summer vacation, put his name on the list, and was called in that fall for tests. Greg had had a thorough medical workup to check whether he was a match and to make sure he was healthy enough for surgery, and the answer to both was “yes.” Kim had Kathy repeat the name twice before she realized who it was. Both were overwhelmed with gratitude.“When I received the call from the hospital I started crying with joy and kept saying ‘thank you’ over and over,” Kathy said. “I asked them to tell Greg thank you so much.” It brought tears to Kim as well. “I cried in the car. I never saw his name on the list, he never told me,” she said.While Greg’s decision to offer his kidney was certainly a gift and blessing to Kim’s family, it was also a blessing to Greg for a different reason. Years ago his sister had died and he hadn’t been able to do anything to help: this time, it would be different. He could help.Back at St. John’s, Greg had a practice of inviting people to stand up, after the congregation exchanges the peace during the Sunday service, and share something for which they’d like to give thanks. Kim and Greg stood up together and shared all the news with the congregation.The surgeries beginWith a second donor now in place, doctors determined that Michelle’s kidney was a better match for Kim, so Greg would be donating a kidney to Kathy.The next summer, as Kim’s kidney continued to fail, she had what the doctors at Yale-New Haven hospital called a “textbook transplant.” There was no infection or rejection, and Michelle was up and active again in a week.Unexpectedly, Kathy’s kidney function stabilized for a while. Greg, Kim, and Kathy stayed in touch by e-mail occasionally, as they waited. It wasn’t until the fall of 2013 that the doctors decided that it was time. Greg, who by then was the priest-in-charge of St. Paul’s, Woodbury, said that the end of the Epiphany season would be the best time for him. They all agreed on an early February date.Because the original testing had been in 2010, Greg was thoroughly re-tested, passing them all.Both donor, and recipient, along with Kim, Michelle, Kathy’s husband George, and Greg’s wife Amy, arrived about 6:30 a.m. at Yale-New Haven hospital on Feb. 6.Greg was quickly admitted and got to say “hi” to Kathy as she waited.Kathy needed some additional tests when she arrived so her surgery was delayed three hours. Surgery itself was three to four hours for each. Afterwards, each went to post-op care in Yale-New Haven’s Transplantation Center.Greg stayed for two days, going home Feb. 8. While he was in the hospital he saw Kathy a few times, to say hello. Kathy’s recovery was longer as her body has to accept the donated kidney.Kathy stayed until Feb. 11. Kim said that Kathy was home for a week but then was readmitted with a lot of pain. After two days she was released home again. “My sister is now on her way to a normal life with her new healthy kidney,” said Kim.Greg’s recovery was more straightforward. “I moved around a bit gingerly at first,” he said, “and had some trouble bending to get in and out of chairs and the bed.” But other than the tiredness and modest post-surgery pain, he said that he didn’t feel any differently.“I was relieved,” he said. “There were lots of unknowns: What would I feel like? What was the surgical process? How incapacitated would I be? I was relieved that it wasn’t as difficult as I was concerned it might have been. I always felt I was in good hands, though, and very supported. I didn’t feel alone.”Concerns about how the parish would do in his absence were relieved, also, as people were eager to help out. “They’ve been supporting me in a positive way,” he said.Amy, Greg’s wife, who is also the priest-in-charge of St. John’s in Waterbury, said she’s also relieved the surgery went so well and is now behind them. She supported his decision, yet it’s still major surgery so normal fears rose up along with those that she carried from having been widowed earlier in her life. “I’m very proud of Greg for being compassionate and generous,” she said. “And I knew the surgeon was good, but I was terrified. The night before the surgery I had to get out of bed for a while and have a cry.”God must have been listening. An Episcopal chaplain walked in on them when Greg was in pre-op – actually, it was a priest whom Amy had mentored – and offered prayers. Then next day when Greg was in post-op, two other chaplains, both Episcopal clergy whom she knew, stopped by.Greg continues to do well, in all ways. “I’m really happy I was able to do this,” he said. “In the back of my mind I was thinking of my sister, who died. I couldn’t do anything at that time. When the opportunity came up here, I thought I could help a fellow sister on the planet. It’s a great privilege to be able to help in this very tangible way.”“And,” he said, “how often do we get a chance to do something like this?”Kim also reflects on the journey. “It’s been a big circle,” she said. “It changes you on so many levels. First, my own survival, then my sister’s. I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude through all this, for his humbleness and generosity and life-giving spirit.“It’s hard to know how to thank someone sufficiently for saving your sister’s life.” Comments (3) Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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CJ van der Linde headbutt on Sam Cordingly

first_imgMonday Aug 25, 2008 CJ van der Linde headbutt on Sam Cordingly Springbok tighthead prop CJ van der Linde has been cited for a head butt following Australia’s 27-15 victory over South Africa in Durban on Saturday. The result of the hearing is due to be announced later today.Flying into a ruck head first, Wallaby scrumhalf Sam Cordingly received a bullet-like head square in the face, and was probably lucky to have not been badly injured.Watching it again, it’s difficult to comprehend exactly what Van der Linde’s intentions were, as his shoulder, arms, and the rest of his body were nowhere near making contact with his target. Clearing out a player aggressively is one thing, leading with your head is another. He should know better.Van der Linde was lucky to escape being sent off so early in the match, as the incident happened right in front of referee Lyndon Bray, who was probably too shocked to fully comprehend what he just saw. Bray did give a penalty though, which resulted in an easy three points for the visitors.Utter stupidity I’m afraid, and Van der Linde now faces a disciplinary hearing and is sure to be on the sidelines for a good few weeks, ruling out the rest of his Tri Nations, compounding the Springbok’s misery after their poor showing on the weekend.Australian loose forward, and Man of the Match, Rocky Elsom was also cited after being penalised four minutes into the second half when he pulled Springbok captain Victor Matfield down in a line-out.It looked fairly innocuous, but Matfield came down awkwardly and in a bizarre repeat of the John Smit/Brad Thorn incident, has twinged his groin, possibly ruling him out of next weekend’s Ellis Park clash.We’ll await the disciplinary hearing rulings, and if Elsom does actually get suspended, which I doubt will happen, then we’ll get the video up for you to see anyway.As for CJ, expect nothing less than a two week suspension for his moment of madness.————— UPDATE: Van der Lindehas received a one month suspension.He denied targeting the head of Cordingly., but did acknowledge that it was an illegal and dangerous attempt to clear out. 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Te Horo Bach / Parsonson Architects

first_img “COPY” Other Participants:Spencer Holmes Consulting Engineers. Q Build BuildersGross Built Area House:78 m2Gross Built Area Shed:9 m2City:Te HoroCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul McCredieRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. Te Horo Bach: Is a small (87m2) holiday house for a family of four. A retreat, located an hours drive north of Wellington on wild and beautiful dune-lands in a newly developed coastal subdivision with large section sizes. It is a small economically planned fibro and batten clad building that has its design roots partly in the NZ bach tradition, with an explorative use of form, color and material. As part of the subdivision rules, there was a limited color palette available.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Paul McCredieWe went beyond this with additional colors added to the sides of the exterior battens, that aren’t apparent when the façade is viewed straight on. The layers of color are intended to coordinate with the wider environment. The plan is bookended by 2 bedrooms with the living space in the middle, opening both east and west allowing access to decks, sun, and shelter from the prevailing north-westerly coastal winds.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieTo create a subtle intimacy in the in the open plan living space, it is laid out in a pinwheel pattern creating diagonal spatial flows with the ‘L’ shaped window seat and joinery diagonally opposite the kitchen. The section is easy to care with native grasses and plantings and the lawn areas cut in for cricket and parking cars.Project gallerySee allShow lessNOUS Restaurant&Flowers / 0321 STUDIOSelected ProjectsCroft Residence / AUX ArchitectureSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892072/te-horo-bach-parsonson-architects Clipboard New Zealand Photographs Te Horo Bach / Parsonson Architects CopyHouses•Te Horo, New Zealand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892072/te-horo-bach-parsonson-architects Clipboard Architects: Parsonson Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Year: center_img 2017 Gerald Parsonson, Zac Vermuelen (graduate) Photographs:  Paul McCredie Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Paul McCredie+ 28Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses Te Horo Bach / Parsonson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTe Horo Bach / Parsonson Architects Manufacturers: James Hardie Australia, Colorsteel, James Hardie, Okoume CopyAbout this officeParsonson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTe HoroNew ZealandPublished on April 19, 2018Cite: “Te Horo Bach / Parsonson Architects” 19 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

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Tesco names two charities to benefit from plastic bag levy

first_imgTesco names two charities to benefit from plastic bag levy The charities were chosen from organisations which submitted proposals to Tesco in June about how they would use the funds to make a difference for the environment and local communities. 120 organisations applied for the Scottish and Welsh partnership, and this was then reduce to a shortlist of five.RSPB has been benefiting from the carrier bag levy in Wales. Since 2011 it has raised over £2.3 million.Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy said:“We’re delighted to have received the vote of confidence from our supporters and Tesco customers. Keep Wales Tidy campaigned hard for the introduction of the bag levy and we’re extremely pleased that it has resulted in a dramatic reduction in the use of single use carrier bags and that proceeds from the levy are being used to support environmental action”.Both partnerships will run for an initial period of 12 months from 20 October 2014.[message_box title=”Plastic bag levies” color=”blue”]Legislation to introduce charging for plastic carrier bags came into force in Wales on 1 October 2011, and it is due to be introduced in Scotland from 20 October 2014. It will require that shops do not give away plastic carrier bags for free, but must charge for them.[/message_box] 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  46 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Tagged with: corporate environment Scotland Wales / Cymru Howard Lake | 3 September 2014 | News Keep Scotland Beautiful and Keep Wales Tidy are the two charities that Tesco will partner with over the plastic bag levy. In Scotland and Wales Tesco’s charges for carrier bags are expected to raise around £1.8 million for the charities, £1 million in Scotland and £800,000 in Wales.The two charities were chosen by Tesco customers, 27,000 of whom took part in a vote.Greg Sage, Community Director for Tesco said:“Our customers are the ones who will pay the charge, so we really wanted them to choose the charities that will benefit from it. The response was had was absolutely incredible – 27,000 people voted which is a fantastic turnout”. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Trinity River Vision Project intended to improve living conditions in Fort Worth

first_imgDusty Baker TCU Student Filmmakers Association films new movie Dusty Bakerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dusty-baker/ Linkedin Twitter Clayton Kershaw gives his testimony at Ignite printThe Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA) is in the process of beginning to make changes to the central city area, known as Panther Island.These changes are the first steps of the Trinity River Vision Project, which is overseen by the TRVA.“We are building a mile-and-a-half long, 300-foot wide new body of water,” Public Information Officer for the TRVA Matt Oliver said. Linkedin Local business offers customers their own ‘personal delivery assistant’ Oliver said he expects the project to attract people looking for jobs and raising families, as well as tourists.“The people will come,” Oliver said. Facebook + posts Previous articleTCU athletics showcases rap song for Riff Ram evolutionNext articleWomen’s soccer eliminated in shootout loss to Baylor Dusty Baker RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dusty Bakerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dusty-baker/ Despite the fact the Trinity River Vision Project does not have a set date for completion, Oliver said the project is starting to take shape.“We are fully comfortable within the next year that you will have the breaking ground of the first development on the island,” Oliver said. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook Essentially, the plan is to make an island out of the current Panther Island area, Oliver said. He said the TRVA does not own every property on Panther Island. However, the TRVA has set up the zoning standards and guidelines intended for city developers to follow.“When we built out the Panther Island area, [we were] looking at doubling the size of downtown,” Oliver said. Dusty Bakerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dusty-baker/ ReddIt Oliver said the people of Fort Worth have asked why the city does not have a San Antonio River Walk feel, especially with the proximity of the river to downtown. With that in mind, the TRVA has planned a way for making the same riverfront feel possible in Fort Worth.Oliver said the plans for Panther Island call primarily for construction of new apartment complexes, restaurants and park space. Oliver said this construction is “not meant to be competition to downtown,” but is instead intended to be “a complement” to the area.With the construction, Oliver said jobs have the potential to be more available during both the construction phases of the project, and for the businesses that will be established through the project.“It is no secret when you look at development anywhere you need bodies there,” Oliver said.The Panther Island project is just part of the overall plans to update the Trinity River area. The Trinity River Vision Project, a master plan for the future of the Trinity River, is focusing much of its attention on downtown Fort Worth. The project also presents plans for changes to Gateway Park and the Trinity Trails.After 86 percent of the levees that were tested in 2006 on the Trinity River failed, the TRVA pursued the idea of using the river to the city’s advantage, said Oliver.“This is a flood control project at its core,” said Matt Oliver, Public Information Officer for the TRVA. “The whole reason the project exists is because the city is growing too fast for the infrastructure that we have.” ReddIt Local business offers customers their own ‘personal delivery assistant’ Dusty Bakerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dusty-baker/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitterlast_img read more

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Turkmenistan

first_img March 31, 2020 Find out more March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Turkmenistan #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan December 18, 2020 Find out more Domain name: .tm Population: 5 342 342 Internet-users: 127 000 Average charge for one hour’s connection at a cybercafé: 0,8 to 1,4 US$ Average monthly salary: around 205 US$ Number of imprisoned netizens : 0President Berdymukhamedov has partially broken the diplomatic isolation maintained by his predecessor, the tyrant Niyazov. But the relative economic openness has not translated into more Internet or social freedoms. Scarcely 1% of the population has access to the Web. Information is still oppressively controlled in this post-Stalinian dictatorship.Tentative improvementsIndividual Web connections have only been authorized since 2008. Permission for Internet access was first granted to businesses, then gradually extended to their employees, and finally to the country’s citizens. Pyramid Research, a telecommunications research organization, estimates the number of individual subscriptions as of the end of 2009 at 13,200 and the number of users at 127,000. The American Information Center, French Cultural Center, and International Turkmen Turk University, as well as some Turkmen private schools, are proposing access to the international network.Connection speed is not as slow as it used to be: it now takes only a few minutes to open an e-mail, as opposed to at least a half-hour in 2008. Sending or receiving a photo takes longer, and a video takes 30 minutes.Given this situation, very few Turkmen have acquired an Internet connection in their homes. The cost is prohibitive: a monthly subscription costs USD 5, and an additional USD 0.50 per hour. The average salary is less than USD 200 per month.The incumbent president has kept his promise to allow cyber cafes to open. However, users are required to show an ID and to pay the considerable sum of USD 1 to 2 per hour. Some 15 of them are currently operating in the capital Ashgabat, as well as in other large cities such as Dashoguz. Uniformed policemen are no longer being posted at cyber café entrances to intimidate customers, but the secret service still raids them on occasion. In one raid in 2008, an Internet user accused of consulting prohibited websites was arrested.The “Turkmenet”Apart from a few businesses and foreign embassies that can access the Worldwide Web, the few other Internet users can only access an ultra-censored version of the Internet nicknamed “the Turkmenet,” unless they know how to use censorship circumvention tools.A very strict filtering is now focused on critical publications likely to initially target local users and potential dissidents, mainly for linguistic reasons. Opposition websites such as XpoHo.tm and Gundogar, and regional news sites covering Central Asia, such as ferghana.ru or eurasianet, are blocked. YouTube and LiveJournal were rendered inaccessible at the end of 2009 to prevent Turkmen from blogging or sending videos abroad. Facebook, which is not used very extensively in the country, is not blocked – at least not for the moment.However, Turkmen can visit most generalist NGO Websites. The same scenario applies to Russian and Turkmen media sites that contain no articles critical of the country, notably because of the significant commercial ties between Turkmenistan on one hand, and Russia and Turkey on the other.The government is keeping a close watch on its netizens’ activities. Officials prefer to monitor the surfers’ e-mail accounts (mail.ru, hotmail, etc.), rather than block them, so that they can identify potential dissidents.Western businesses: Vectors of change?The Russian telecommunications company MTS holds an 80% share of the mobile telephone market, which is an increasingly lucrative sector. MTS is now also offering Internet access via GPRS, which may facilitate access for the general population. The terms of use specify that the Internet is filtered.Improving telecommunications infrastructures is not an absolute priority for authorities at the moment, when close to 25% of the population are still living below the poverty level. The international community cannot be counted upon to further the cause of freedom of expression in a country which seems to be an Eldorado for Western businesses enticed by Turkmen gas fields. However, the country’s economic openness could have a positive impact on the Internet penetration rate within the population, as long as the latter does not try to explore subjects deemed too sensitive, or develop any form of civil society. Foreign companies could become vectors of change by calling for a generalization of modern means of communication suitable for commercial and entrepreneurial activities.Links: http://www.rferl.org/featuresarchive/country/turkmenistan.html: Turkmen service of Radio Free Europe (English) http://www.eurasianet.org: news website on central Asia (English and Russian) http://turkmenistan.neweurasia.net/: collaborative website on Turkmenistan. Neweurasia is an aggregator of central Asia blogs http://www.untuk.org: UN website on Turkmenistan, launched on 8 February 2008. http://www.chrono-tm.org: website created by the human rights organisation “Turkmen initiative for human rights”. News Follow the news on Turkmenistan Newscenter_img RSF_en to go further News Receive email alerts Organisation March 13, 2020 Find out more News TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistanlast_img read more

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Donegal diver agrees that there should be no recreational diving in Lough Salt

first_img Previous articleHighland Christmas Concert 2012Next articleDonegal Deputy McConalogue hits out at cuts to small farmers News Highland Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal diver agrees that there should be no recreational diving in Lough Salt Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest By News Highland – December 11, 2012 Google+ Twittercenter_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp WhatsApp A Donegal diver has agreed with the County Council that Lough Salt should not be used for recreational diving.Donegal County Council has warned the publicity that has recently been in the media around diving for rare golf balls in the lake may attract recreational scuba divers.But local diver Gus O’Driscoll has said that his main purpose for diving the lake is search and recovery training.And he said he doesn’t think there is a risk of scuba divers being attracted to the lake to search for the rare golf balls….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/gus1pm.mp3[/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News Facebook Google+ Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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King of Tory to receive civic reception

first_imgThe Chair of the Donegal Islands Committee is welcoming the decision to offer a civic reception to Patsy Dan Rogers, the King of Tory.The council has cited his commitment to Tory’s heritage through art and music, as well as his efforts to promote and represent the island in various forums.Island’s Committee Chair Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says, at a time when Tory is recovering from a sometimes divisive debate about the island’s ferry service, this is an important honour:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Michaelpatsydan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – June 1, 2018 WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleRoad safety campaign launched ahead of Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta, DowningsNext articleGAA Preview: Jason McGee and Enda McCormick ahead of Donegal U20 v Derry News Highland King of Tory to receive civic receptionlast_img read more

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One more Covid-19 death reported this evening

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Previous articlePlans start for Sports Star AwardsNext articleEvening News, Sport, and Obituaries on Tuesday June 30th News Highland One more Covid 19 death and 11 new cases have been reported in the republic.It brings the number of deaths to 1,736 and the number of confirmed cases nationally to 25,473.One of the new cases in in Donegal, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 465.No further deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in Northern Ireland today.There have been just three more cases of the virus.The region’s death toll remains at 551, while there have been 5,760 cases.**************************DOH Statement in full -The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 1 person with COVID-19 has died.There has now been a total of 1,736 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Monday 29 June, the HPSC has been notified of 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,473 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.As of midnight Monday 29th June, 429,698 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 24,607 tests were carried out. 116 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.5%.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today marks 6 months since the WHO first received reports of what we now know to be COVID-19.“Since then, there have been 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths reported worldwide.“We know more about this virus and how to limit its spread than we did 6 months ago. It is very important that we keep up the national effort to reduce the impact of this disease in our country.”Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Each person should risk assess their own environment to inform their personal decisions and actions during this pandemic.“We know how this virus spreads, we know the public health behaviours required to protect ourselves and others, we must continue to be aware of the disease and limit its spread.”Public Health Advice remains available on gov.ie/health and hse.ie. Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+center_img One more Covid-19 death reported this evening WhatsApp By News Highland – June 30, 2020 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more

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2012 Leadership Conference set for Feb. 3-4

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day 2012 Leadership Conference set for Feb. 3-4 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Secrets Revealed Skip The Leadership Conference will continue on Feb. 4 at the Trojan Center with work sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 11 a.m. The Leadership Conference will close with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Trojan Center Ballrooms with Warnock as the featured speaker.“Dr. Warnock is pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, which is the home church of Dr. Martin Luther King,” Jackson said. “The Leadership Conference always has outstanding keynote speakers and, this year, the speakers are dynamic, motivational speakers.“They will inspire the participants to become more involved in their communities.“The leadership skills they have identified and fine tuned in the work sessions and the confidence they have gained will make them eager to do what they can to make their communities better places to live and work.” The 2012 African-American History Month Leadership Conference is set for Feb. 3 and 4 on the campus of Troy University and will feature keynote speakers, Dr. Randel Pinkett and Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock.The conference is sponsored annually by Troy University and the City of Troy. Pike County Commissioner Homer Wright is serving as chair of this year’s conference.The annual leadership conference is open to the community and beyond and includes a variety of work sessions with opening and closing sessions as bookends. Book Nook to reopen Published 6:27 am Tuesday, January 24, 2012 “The Leadership Conference provides information to enhance the quality of leadership and civic participation of community leaders, area residents and university students,” said Sheila Jackson, Conference public relations chair. “The Leadership Conference continues to grow each year and that is due to the outstanding motivational speakers that are featured and the opportunities to hone the skills that enable the participants to go back to their communities as better tooled leaders.”The Leadership Conference will open at 6:30 on Feb. 3 at the Trojan Center Theater with Pinkett as the keynote speaker.“Dr. Pinkett was the winner of season four of “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump,” Jackson said. “That alone validates him as an outstanding leader. He is an inspiring speaker and we are excited to have him open the conference.” Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Registration for the 2012 Leadership Conference at Troy University is $30 for adults and $15 for university students and includes the Saturday luncheon.To register for the conference, visit http://troy.troy.edu/leadershipconference/ or contact Barbara Patterson at 334-670-3204 or Jackson at 334-670-2283. You Might Like Photo feature: Troy on ice Shannah Thames and Knyra Ratcliff laugh as Darnell Bennett takes to the ice at a Welcome Back to School ice… read morelast_img read more

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