New Montana bill entrusts sports betting to state lottery

first_img Lawmakers in Montana are to run the rule over another bill that would legalise sports betting in the state, with the proposals to make the Montana Lottery the sole operator for the market.Introduced by Representative Ryan Lynch, HB 725 would allow for land-based, online and mobile sports wagering in the state, but only via the Montana Lottery.The bill, also known as the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment of 2019, would allow for specialist sports betting kiosks to placed be at licensed venues across the state such as bars and restaurants.Consumers would also be able to place bets over the internet through websites and on mobile devices, but the bill does not set out how this would be put into practice at this stage.Although the bill does not disclose details as to how much licences would cost or how at what rate sports wagering would be taxed, it does confirm that a new lottery and sports wagering commission would oversee the market.This commission would also determine the locations at which state lottery game games and sports wagering tickets, or chances, wagers, or bets may be sold.Sports betting would be available to all consumers over the age of 18, with the exception of those employed by a licensed sports wagering venue.The types of wagering that would be available to the market would be limited to single-game bets, teaser bets, parlays, over-under, money line, pools, exchange wagering, in-game wagering, in-play bets, and proposition bets.Last week, another bill was also introduced with the aim of legalising land-based, online and mobile sports betting in the state.SB 330, also known as the Montana Sports Betting Act, sets out provisions for operators to offer an interactive sports wagering platform via a website or a mobile device to consumers located inside the premises of a licensed gambling facility.Image: Sebastian Bergmann 27th March 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance New Montana bill entrusts sports betting to state lottery Regions: US Montanacenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Lawmakers in Montana are to run the rule over another bill that would legalise sports betting in the state, with the proposals to make the Montana Lottery the sole operator and regulator for the market. Email Addresslast_img read more

GLMS elects OLG operations chief to executive committee

first_img16th December 2020 | By Robin Harrison “I am pleased to be able to support the efforts of GMLS to promote and ensure the integrity of worldwide sports betting,” she said of her new role.  GLMS elects OLG operations chief to executive committee Sullivan steps up to replace Sami Kauhanen, who left his role as vice president of wagering for Finnish monopoly Veikkaus in August to lead the country’s Finland’s horse racing and stud breeding association Suomi Hippos. Topics: People Social responsibility People moves Sports integrity “It is one of our strategic priorities to acquire new members in North America, as many states and provinces are regulating sports betting and there is a need to advocate and educate legislators and policy makers on best practices for creating and implementing effective integrity measures for a responsible and sustainable betting market environment.” She has been active in the lottery and gaming sector for almost a decade, and oversees sports betting, regulatory compliance, player protection, social responsibility and responsible gambling at OLG.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “I am confident that Lori will enhance the profile and awareness of GLMS among North American industry partners, stakeholders, regulators, policy makers, sport organizations and law enforcement agencies,” Calvi said.  Tags: GLMScenter_img Sports integrity GLMS president Ludovico Calvi added that Sullivan brought “tremendous experience” as a lottery executive and former general counsel.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sullivan was a partner at law firmDavies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg, as a corporate transactional attorney, before joining the lottery. Email Address Regions: Canada Ontario Read the full story on iGB North America. The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the betting integrity watchdog for the lottery industry, has elected Lori Sullivan, chief operating officer of Canadian provincial operator Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) to it executive committee.last_img read more

World Cup 2019 shatters audience records for cricket: ICC

first_img BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket World Cup 2019 shatters audience records for cricket: ICC Cricket CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Facebook Twitter Brake For ItThis NASCAR Wife Turns Heads Everywhere She GoesBrake For It|SponsoredSponsoredbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.com|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USA|SponsoredSponsoredBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Meanwhile, the official tournament social channels have added 12 million new followers in the space of six weeks and attracted 386 million engagements, with fans.In addition, the official ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup website (www.cricketworldcup.com) has been visited by 65 million unique users worldwide and has had more than 250 million page viewsAlso Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final: England vs New Zealand Match HighlightsICC World Cup 2019: “For the Indian team, every game is full of pressure.”-…ICC World Cup 2019: Top 5 most runs scorerSemi-finalsThe semi-final between India and New Zealand set a new world record by delivering the highest ever concurrent views on Hotstar with a peak of 25.3 million. The previous record was at 18.6 million.In the UK, the event has now reached a unique audience of 20 million people through Sky Sports’ live coverage and highlights on Channel 4.  The semi-final between England and Australia became the third  most-watched match for the event on Sky Sports after England v India and India v Pakistan, attracting 465,000 new audience through live and highlights coverage.Group stage figuresThrough ICC’s Global Broadcast Partner, Star Sports, and ICC’s Broadcast Partners the event has been televised into over 220 territories on 46 separate TV channels and the group stages were watched by more than 675 million unique viewers.Continuing the TV viewership records, England’s win over India at Edgbaston was the most watched cricket match within the United Kingdom across any format, since 2006. This match saw a unique audience of 3.45m on Sky Sports, with the audience peaking at 1.8m during India’s second innings run chase.In India, the India v Pakistan match delivered a rating of 14.8 across both Star and DD while the India v England match delivered 18 million peak concurrent views on Hotstar.While in South Africa, viewership is tracking 250 per cent higher than the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 with the most watched match in the Group Stage, South Africa v Bangladesh. This match saw an average audience of 1.13m tune in, as South Africa fought to chase Bangladesh’s first innings score of 330.Meanwhile the old rivalry between England v Australia attracted an average audience of 587,000 in Australia, representing an increase of 504 per cent against the same match at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Both matches being the most watched, for each tournament.Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final: England vs New Zealand Top 5 MomentsICC World Cup 2019 I am playing different role in this World Cup: KohliICC World Cup 2019: Top 5 scoring innings Cricket Cricket Previous articleICC World Cup – New Zealand vs England : Head to head matchesNext articleWimbledon 2019 Final Live- Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri brace ensure 3-1 win; Switzerland’s fate hangs on other Group results Latest Sports News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – July 13, 2019 The International Cricket Council has confirmed that no cricket event is ever watched by more people than the ICC World Cup 2019.The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released TV and digital viewing figures for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup group stage and semi-finals, setting new TV and digital records and becoming one of the world’s most watched sporting events. 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Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) 2018 Presentation

first_imgWilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 presentation For more information about Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw)  2018 presentation Company ProfileWilderness Holding Limited is a world-renowned holding company for the ecotourism brands of Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Collection. The company is dedicated to promoting and managing responsible and sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa and is regarded as Africa’s premier ecotourism company. The Group operate 45 safari camps and lodges and 10 scheduled overland safaris in Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe; with a combined capacity to host 35 000 guests per year. Wilderness Safaris boasts a selection of luxurious, environmentally-friendly lodges and camps in premier safari destinations; including the Okavango Delta, the Namib Desert, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Damaraland, Etosha and Kafue National Park. Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and a private charter service. The Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent entity dedicated to raising funds to improve protection, knowledge and management of southern Africa’s wildlife. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.last_img read more

FTSE 100: a cheap UK share I’d buy in my ISA in March

first_img Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild | Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 | More on: PRU I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The rolling Covid-19 crisis means that stock investors like me need to remain careful before splashing the cash. But I don’t believe now’s the time to stop buying UK shares entirely. There are plenty of companies out there I think should still generate big profits for their shareholders in the coming years.I’m hoping Prudential (LSE:PRU) will deliver great shareholder returns over the next 10 years. It’s why I bought the FTSE 100 insurer for my ISA a couple of years ago. If anything, its outlook has improved since the Covid-19 outbreak as it’ll likely give demand for life, health and income protection products an extra shot in the arm.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Things might not be plain sailing for UK insurance shares like this in the short-to-medium term though. Low interest rates are likely to persist for some time to support the economic recovery. Many of Prudential’s products are sensitive to low rates and this can hit profits. Low rates can also hit solvency levels across the business.Another big worry for established insurers like ‘The Pru’ is the possibility that a tech-based startup could click in and start grabbing customers. The trouble that challenger banks have posed for old firms like Lloyds and Barclays in recent years illustrates the scale of this threat. But I believe Prudential still has the tools to thrive.Let’s get digitalAfter all, the key Asian marketplace is huge and still growing at a healthy rate. Mordor Intelligence expects the life insurance market there to grow at an annualised rate of 5% through to 2026.This UK share is also investing heavily in its digital operations and product portfolio to head off the challenge of any plucky challengers too. The company’s recently-launched Pulse ‘health and wealth’ app, for example, was downloaded around 20m times by the end of 2020. It created more than $200m of sales last year too.Although City analysts think Prudential will see annual earnings slip 1% in 2021, they also think profits will rebound 3% in 2022. Experts also think the company’s decision to hive off its Jackson business in the US and concentrate on the lucrative Asian market will help turbocharge profits growth over the longer term.A great value UK insurance shareAs analyst Nicholas Hyett at Hargreaves Lansdown notes: “The demerger of Jackson can’t come soon enough. It will leave Prudential a simpler, more focussed, and ultimately more exciting business.”He notes that sales have kept growing but so have reinsurance costs. Prudential’s asset management profits are low too and, as a consequence, the company’s capital requirements are high.I think Prudential is worthy of serious attention. Its undemanding forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13 times is broadly in line with the broader insurance sector. But this UK share’s huge tilt towards Asia makes it a much more appealing operator than its peers, in my opinion.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wild FTSE 100: a cheap UK share I’d buy in my ISA in March Royston Wild owns shares of Prudential. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, Hargreaves Lansdown, Lloyds Banking Group, and Prudential. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Video: Abuzz about bees

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Rev. Christopher R. Beasley says: Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series about Episcopal Church congregations that are involved in community agriculture. Other stories in the series can be found here.[Episcopal News Service – Seattle, Washington] They are just two three-part boxes on the roof of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, but thanks to their 40,000 occupants, they are beginning to house sweet combs of honey that will help expand a growing beekeeping movement in the Episcopal Church.Not only does the apiaries movement yield both revenue for ministry and examples of stewardship of creation, beekeeping is also in tune with the traditional use of bees and their hives as symbols for Christians and the church because of their selfless community labor. For example, St. John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople in the late fourth century, praised the bee, saying, “The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.”The Seattle cathedral’s bees took up residence in late May and were blessed July 12 by Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel. They are the latest addition to the cathedral campus’ growing gardening efforts on its slice of creation atop the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The honey they produce will be sold and the money used to buy more hives. Eventually, said cathedral member and beekeeper Brian Sellers-Petersen, any extra money could fund beekeeping projects elsewhere.St. Mark’s apiary is part of an increasing number of hives being maintained by Episcopal Church congregations and institutions. Among the varied locations are Virginia Theological Seminary, Bluestone Farm in upstate New York, St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado  (with 400,000 bees on its roof making beeswax for candles and honey), the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York and Thistle and Bee Enterprises in Memphis, Tennessee. Apiarists also keep bees at Manchester Cathedral in England and at Notre Dame in Paris.The United Thank Offering recently gave Navajoland Area Mission a $41,500 grant for projects that include “Bees Bring Hózhó to Navajoland.” Not only will the bees bring hózhó’s qualities of peace, balance, beauty and harmony, but with 40 hives housing 20,000 bees each in and around Good Shepherd Mission, Fort Defiance, Arizona; St. Christopher’s Episcopal Mission, Bluff, Utah; and San Juan Mission, Farmington, New Mexico, the project will be a commercial venture in beekeeping, according to Sellers-Petersen.Sellers-Petersen, senior adviser to the president of Episcopal Relief & Development and a champion of church-community agriculture, is a budding beekeeper and the impetus for installing hives at the cathedral. The work of keeping bees, he said, is one way to be a steward of creation by making a small contribution to increasing the declining number of these essential pollinators across the world.ConnectPetersen helps run the Episcopal Beekeepers Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalBeeKeeping/?fref=ts) where people interested in beekeeping can connect.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Church-Community Agriculture, August 30, 2016 at 3:14 pm Editor’s note: Ashley Goff is the author of “Beekeeping: Introducing Beekeeping to Congregational Life,” which can be found here http://store.churchhealthcenter.org/products/beekeeping-introducing-beekeeping-to-congregational-life August 30, 2016 at 11:17 am We have apiaries at Church of the Annunciation in Cordova, Tennessee and at St. Columba Conference Center in Memphis. They have been a wonderful way to engage the congregation and the diocese in a conversation on the environment, agriculture, and food. While I have been stung when installing new hives, and we have had a few stings by the parishioners who have been caring for the bees and going into the hives, we have had no problems with people on church property. The bees have brought much joy to both places. We have also informed our insurance company. Bees are found naturally in almost all settings, even church buildings. One of our hives was living in a downtown church in the walls and was professionally removed and relocated to a suburban church where the bees could be carried for and domesticated. 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Joe Parrish says: Brian Sellers-Petersen says: August 30, 2016 at 12:32 pm We have bees at Church of the Pilgrims–PCUSA–in Washington, D.C.! Last year we were up to 4 hives but the winter killed off our bees. My bee “dealer” in Northern Virginia ran out of bees before I could place an order so we are bee-less this year and our urban garden feels a little incomplete. Looking forward to next year and welcoming bees back to our urban garden. Love that there is a beekeeper group like this!Peace,Ashley Goff Dan Houston says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA August 31, 2016 at 8:24 am Thanks! The Church Health Reader is a great resource for all things related to health and congregational life. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA John Burruss says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA August 31, 2016 at 12:45 am Always good to have EpiPens available. Sadly, EpiPens now are selling for $600 per pen (previously priced at $100 per pen). Buying four of these pens will cost $2400, but they are essential. August 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm As Dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral, I’m so delighted with this new ministry. It’s not about the honey as much as it is about environmental stewardship knowing that our food supply collapses without bee pollinators with whom we’ve cohabited for millennia. In an urban setting like ours, the bees were already here on campus, traveling from nearby hives, and we have taken care to sequester the hives on the rooftop with a viewing window for those interested. Thanks to ENS for reporting on such efforts in which the church is reclaiming a voice in environmental sustainability. Mark Friesland says: Priest Nikki Seger says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Video: Abuzz about bees More and more Episcopalians are getting into a honey of a business AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Dan Houston says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Mark Friesland says: August 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm We have bee hives at St. James School Philadelphia. This is an Episcopal middle school in an under-resourced part of the city. We have chickens and eggs, and vegetable and flower gardens. Students can choose to be in these ‘clubs’. http://www.stjamesphila.org By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 29, 2016 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET August 29, 2016 at 5:02 pm We also have an apiary at St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley in Malvern, PA. It’s wonderful to read all about the other churches who keep bees! Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments (14) center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Ashley Goff says: Featured Events August 31, 2016 at 11:54 am We do! They have been taking care of the grass around our historic headstones for more than ten years now. August 30, 2016 at 12:43 am I carry an EpiPen. Just one bee sting could be lethal to me. I can’t be the only person in a given crowd (like a church) who can be killed by a single bee sting (via anaphylactic shock). The people I know who are beekeepers still wear a body suit covering their entire body; they wear gloves and a facial screen. They keep their hives in rural, isolated areas, not on top of inner city buildings. These beekeepers use bee smokers, too. There are venomous “guard bees” in every hive that can signal and warn other bees -chemically- of an potential hive attack. The bee smoker blocks the chemical warning system and the smoke seems to sedate the bees. There is no such thing as a “safe hive” or a bee that isn’t “aggressive by nature.” Africanized honey bees can attack without being provoked and can pursue a target for miles. These killer bees produce honey, but it isn’t worth the risk of a horrrible attack. If there is beekeeping on church grounds, I recommend that such a parish take out additional liability insurance and make certain that all people in a congregation are alerted to of the presence of bees and their hives on church property. Keeping bees on church buildings is unwise. Rector Knoxville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group August 30, 2016 at 12:15 pm St Michael’s (Lansing, Michigan) also has a burgeoning bee-keeping ministry. We are an urban church surrounded by “big box” retailers, fast-food joints and banks. The bees, along with our community garden, serve as visible symbols of our charism of being “the green jewel in the midst of the concrete jungle.”The hives serve as an entree into engaging with our neighbors. We placed the hives strategically in conjunction with the next neighbor property of Menard’s to reduce the possibility of accidental, and unintentional, contact with the public . We educate our community gardeners about how the bees pollenate our gardens. We teach safety to the community kids about bees. And we always offer a taste of honey to anyone who asks. Finally, we make our gluten-free communion bread with the honey. Bee-keeping seems to be right in line with our mission “to nourish God’s people that Christ may be known.” Literally, in the baking (and eating) of the body of Christ! Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Environment & Climate Change, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Mary Frances Schjonberg says: August 30, 2016 at 11:25 am You also have sheep, right? Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY August 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm One of our churches’ members was stung over eighty times recently by his long standing bee hive that suddenly became agitated. He is still recovering. If a professional has such a problem, I pray that the churches and cathedrals that are doing this experiment are aware that there can be danger. Rachael Stube says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH August 30, 2016 at 11:31 am As the Vicar of St. Peter’s in Lebanon, Indiana, I would have to say that our honeybee ministry has been an extreme blessing on the revitalization of our parish within the community. We are blessed with nearly 8 acres of land and I would say that any parish endeavoring to do this ministry should have a community forum about it. We did that here at St. Peter’s and kept people informed along the process and that has worked extremely well. We also bought enough suits and veils in all sizes so that those who want to go out to the hives have the option to do so. We also have a supply of epi-pens and those taking individuals out to the hives and/or into the corral have been trained on first aid and CPR certified. We built a 10 x 20 foot locked corral around ours to keep wild animals and others safely away from the hives. One of the interesting things we have noticed is that the flight patterns of the bees we raise are now instinctive trained to fly out of the hive and straight up over the 8 foot high fence so that even when people walk out to observe the hives they are not in the flight path of the bees. For our parish, many of our members will spend this weekend extracting honey and bottling it for distribution. We regularly do tour groups out to the hives for those in the community and are in the process of renovating space for an educational classroom with an observation hive and associated materials. We are a small family size congregation that went six years without clergy before my arrival but the engagement with the community has been great. As a suburban parish, there are less and less opportunity for our youth to connect with nature and learn about being good stewards of creation and the land we have been blessed with. When our neighbors learned that the bees will help pollinate their gardens and crops they were more than enthusiastic to ask how they could help. Have I gotten stung? Of course, but usually it is because of a careless mistake I have made by not wearing gloves or a veil. I also think that another important factor is the type of bees you get. We purchase our bees from a commercial beekeeper. Our hives have grown through natural splits. It is my opinion that these tend to be a more docile set of honeybees. When we have a couple of swarms on the property, we have let professional beekeepers in our area come and capture those swarms as they are better trained to care for them. We have gone to local queen rearing schools and one of our members is pursuing a Masters in Beekeeping through the University of Montana so that we can better educate our members and the community about the necessity of honeybees to our ecosystem as well as help to ensure healthy populations of bees.I could go on and on, but I think the main thing to note is that for churches considering this ministry, do your homework, educate the parish, and be prepared to spend a little money to ensure a quality experience for your parishioners and community. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ashley Goff says: Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Video Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Steve Thomason says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more

After arson fire, community rebuffs racism

first_imgNorth Tonawanda residents march against racism in their town on Aug. 5.On the first day of August, a shocking letter was delivered to Kenneth Walker in North Tonawanda, an overwhelmingly white suburb of Buffalo and Niagara Falls in Western New York state.  It demanded that he quit his volunteer firefighting job immediately and leave town “or you’ll regret it.” Replete with racial slurs, this vile message threatened the only African-American firefighter in the town.Two days later, the Walker family home was torched, their two cats killed.  Nearly all of their possessions were destroyed.  Three other apartments were badly damaged.  Fortunately, Walker, his spouse, Amanda Walker, their two children and the other residents were not home when the fire blazed.A white neighbor, Matthew Jurado, confessed to the arson, but not to writing the threatening letter.  He claims he knows who wrote it, but no one has been held responsible for doing so.  Jurado was arrested on Aug. 4, charged with arson in the second degree, a Class B felony and released on $50,000 bail. If found guilty, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in jail.  It remains to be seen if he will be convicted and imprisoned.This was an additional blow to the Walkers, who had invited Jurado into their home on a few occasions and considered him a friendly neighbor. In fact, the Walkers had asked him to check if their door was left unlocked.Jurado denies having a racist motive and says he acted out of anger at being fired from a job at another local fire station.  However, his racism was exposed by his targeting the only African-American firefighter.  Moreover, his companion, Dorothy Amado, commented that Jurado had posted a Facebook message to her daughter’s African-American partner, invoking the Klan, to frighten him. (Buffalo News.com, Aug. 9)Donald Trump and other reactionary politicians are scapegoating immigrants and other people of color for job loss among white workers, instead of blaming the bosses. This racist propaganda might have encouraged Jurado to take revenge against Walker after losing his firefighting job.Community, firefighters support WalkersImmediately, the community rose to the occasion and flooded the Walkers with gestures of solidarity and donations of funds, furniture and toys.  Hundreds of people from near and far have expressed solidarity and offered concrete help, not only to show they care but to show opposition to racism.Ellie Dorritie, Workers World Party organizer in Buffalo, explained: “The outpouring of community support and firefighter outrage was what pushed the police to investigate the racist letter and connect it to the fire. Social media played a big role in activating town residents.  Once people saw the racist letter posted, they wanted to do something about it.”  She emphasized the region has a “shameful history of racism, but support for the Walker family has broken through that.”The Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Company has held benefits for the Walker family, bringing in thousands of dollars and essential items.  A sign posted outside their building says, “We support Ken Walker.”Gratwick President Bob Brennan, who considers Walker a close friend, felt “grief and rage” after the fire.  The following day, he answered sympathetic phone calls for 15 hours, and then initiated the fundraising effort, determined to raise a “positive” out of a “horrible tragedy.” Firefighters came from across the state to attend the Aug. 7 benefit; fundraising has continued.In response to the solidarity, Walker said, “The only word I can say is overwhelming.  The support is phenomenal.” His spouse, Amanda Walker, remarked on the messages they had received from people all over the country: “Such a great positive came out of such a terrible thing. We never expected this outpouring.  Everyone has been so amazing.”  (Buffalo News.com, Aug. 7)‘Racism has got to go!’A concerned community member posted a call to action on a Facebook page, saying they must “stand up to racism in North Tonawanda” and march on Aug. 5 to “show the bigots we will not stand for hatred and ignorance in our community.”On that date, the Walkers’ neighbors and friends marched through their town, demonstrating their solidarity and denouncing bigotry and hatred.  They chanted, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, racism has got to go!”  This protest was not organized by political activists, but by residents of this working-class town of 31,000, whose population is 95 percent white and 1.2 percent African-American.Demonstrator James Walaski-Miller, said, “When I saw the letter, I cried, and when I found out his house burned down, I got physically ill. It just makes me sick … that it went this far, and someone could have enough hate …  to do that to a fellow human being.” An unidentified woman stressed, “There is no room for racism in my Western New York.” (WGRZTV, Aug. 5)A local firefighter set up an online donation page which, to date, has raised more than $150,000 from 4,000 people countrywide.  Messages of sympathy and solidarity as well as denunciations of racism have been posted at that web page.  Free trips have been offered to the family, including one to California, sponsored by two fire departments there.The overwhelming solidarity has shown that racism will not be tolerated in this town.  The Buffalo News Aug. 9 editorial concluded, “Far outnumbering the hateful few, fortunately, are the thousands of people who acted to help the Walkers.” The next day, the newspaper quoted Buffalo NAACP President Frank Mesiah: “It sent a message of how to respond to racism in other communities.”Kenneth Walker is determined to remain a firefighter.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

SC Bar Association To Intervene In PIL Seeking Exemptions For Advocates From Rent Obligations During Lockdown

first_imgTop StoriesSC Bar Association To Intervene In PIL Seeking Exemptions For Advocates From Rent Obligations During Lockdown Nilashish Chaudhary22 April 2020 9:23 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Wednesday resolved to file an application taking up the problems being faced by legal practitioners before the Supreme Court.The Executive Committee has decided to intervene in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) already pending before the Apex Court which has highlighted the difficulties being faced by lawyers in meeting office expenses due to the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Wednesday resolved to file an application taking up the problems being faced by legal practitioners before the Supreme Court.The Executive Committee has decided to intervene in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) already pending before the Apex Court which has highlighted the difficulties being faced by lawyers in meeting office expenses due to the lack of income resulting from the nationwide lockdown. The PIL in question has urged the Top Court to declare the lockdown period as “Force Majeure”, or to excuse lawyers from performing their obligations of paying rent, etc. since unforeseeable circumstances, i.e- the forced lockdown driven by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, make it impossible to do so. The matter titled Aljo K. Joseph v Union of India, was filed by Advocate on Record Sachin SharmaPursuant to a meeting of the Executive Committee of SCBA, a Resolution was passed to voice the plight of lawyers who face difficulties in making ends meet, in the absence of regular litigation activities. It was agreed that it is a matter of concern for the legal fraternity at large, and must thus be pursued.Next Storylast_img read more

Free prostate screens being offered

first_imgLatest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Next UpMoody said early prostate cancer has no symptoms and, when the symptoms appear, it is often too late.“Our goal is to reduce the number of deaths from prostate cancer through early detection,” Moody said. “We can best do that by prostate screenings for men ages 40 and over. We are trying to create the same mindset in men that women have regarding their annual checkups.”The prostate screenings are free so there are no insurance forms to fill up or financial disclosures required. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:55 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img You Might Like Matthews named interim head of TCS The Troy City Schools Board of Education hired Jimmy Matthews as an interim superintendent on Tuesday. The board took the… read more “And, what is so gratifying is that many of those who were screened for the first time are returning and bringing friends with them,” Moody said. “That give us an opportunity to provide a continuity of care as far as prostate cancer is concerned.”In 2006, Alabama received an “F” when the National Prostrate Council Coalition graded the states on how they took care of prostate cancer.“That really bugged me that we got an ‘F,’” Moody said. “At that time, Alabama didn’t have an insurance bill that required insurance companies to pay for prostate screenings. We got an insurance bill passed and also had an opportunity to talk to legislators and got some money flowing to pay for some of the free screenings.”Moody expressed appreciation to the Pike County Health Department for its partnership in the free prostate screening program.“Alabama has an outstanding health department and it has worked out to be a great partnership between us and the health departments,” he said. “We like to believe that together we are doing a little good.” Sponsored Content Free prostate screens being offered “If the screenings find an abnormality and the individual doesn’t have the ability to pay, we will do whatever follow up is necessary,” Moody said. “We have done a lot of biopsies at the Urology Centers of Alabama and surgeries, too. We aren’t going to screen an individual and find a problem and say, ‘good luck.’ We’re going to do whatever needs to be done.”The prostate screening is a simple procedure that includes a blood screening and a rectal examination.“The screening only takes 10 minutes and it saves lives,” Moody said.Urology Centers of Alabama has been conducting free prostate screenings since 2006 and to date 2,582 men in 14 counties have been screened. Email the author Book Nook to reopen Print Article Free prostate cancer screenings are being offered to men ages 40 and offer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pike County Health Department.The screenings will be conducted by Urology Centers of Alabama, which offered a similar screening in April 2010. At that time, 87 men took advantage of the service. Of those, 16 percent had some abnormality and at least two had positive biopsies, said Dr. Tom Moody.“Screening for prostate cancer is very important because, like other cancers, when detected early, it is curable. If prostrate cancer is not detected early, it is not curable,” Moody said. “Prostate cancer continues to be the second leading cause of deaths among men. In 2010, 600 men in Alabama died from prostate cancer and many of those deaths could have been prevented.”last_img read more

Security guard pleads not guilty after pulling gun on Ohio sheriff’s deputy in IRS office

first_imgiStock(TOLEDO, Ohio) — A security guard at an IRS office in Toledo, Ohio, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges stemming from an incident in which he allegedly pulled a gun on a sheriff’s deputy in full uniform who refused orders leave his service weapon in his car.The security guard, Seth Eklund, 33, entered his plea in Lucus County Common Pleas Court to one count of aggravated menacing stemming from the encounter with Lucas County Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Gaston.The episode unfolded on May 31 when Gaston went to the IRS office in Toledo to ask a question about a letter he received from the agency, he told ABC affiliate station WTVG-TV.Instead of getting an answer, Gaston got an order from Eklund to leave his gun in his car, Gaston refused.“There’s really no way to know how you’re going to act when there’s a gun pointed at you and when you think you’re going to lose your life,” Gaston told WTVG.The incident was captured on surveillance video and shows Gaston in full uniform and badge with his weapon holstered at his side.Gaston, who is a defensive tactics instructor, said that when he told Eklund he couldn’t take his gun back to his car, he said the security guard pulled his own handgun and aimed it at him.The security video shows Gaston turning and walking away from Eklund, who followed the deputy pointing a gun at his back. The footage shows Eklund following Gaston to an elevator and blocking the elevator doors from closing.At one point, according to Gaston and the video, Eklund attempted to place the deputy into custody.Gaston said he vividly remembered the encounter, saying he was “bracing for a shot in my back.”Eklund could not be reached for comment. It is unclear if he has retained an attorney.Toledo police were called to the scene to investigate the disturbance, but the unidentified 911 caller never told a dispatcher that the incident involved a sheriff’s deputy in uniform.Gaston said he attempted to de-escalate the situation because he feared for the safety of people at the office.“If I’m going to get shot, like I thought I was, it’s not fair,” Gaston said.Gaston, who is on medical leave from the sheriff’s office and his wife, filed a civil lawsuit against Eklund and the security company he works for; alleging emotional and psychological distress and lost wages.Asked if he had a message for Eklund, Gaston said, “I would say, ‘Clearly your training is lacking and the fact that you went from 0 to 100, lethal force is unacceptable.’”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more