Rector Bath, NC February 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm The clergy of St. Matthew’s in Wilton, CT has been doing this for years . . . hanging out in Wilton Center and near the train station (commuter line into NYC). Many of our members commute into the city and aren’t back in town for our 11AM, 5PM or 7:30PM Ash Wednesday service. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR February 23, 2012 at 8:00 am Thank you for such a great idea. I read the comment about this being “gimmicky” but the people who stopped yesterday at our stop did not think it was anything like that. We have about 4200 temporary workers in our community working 10-12 hour shifts doing an upgrade at a plant. They do not know the area and some who stopped were so relieved to be able to participate in a practice that has deep meaning to them. I cannot even put into words what it has meant to me to have participated in this ministry. Rector Shreveport, LA scott murray says: February 20, 2012 at 6:12 am If you were truly “bringing spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind church doors, and into the places where we go every day”, your very presence would be an Ash Wednesday experience. “Ashes to Go?” You are Christ’s representative. Give them yourself as Jesus gave himself. Can we not be Christ to our world without gimmicky liturgical services? Live the forgiveness you want the world to experience. Rector Albany, NY Comments (9) Lent Sharon Klein says: Comments are closed. Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ David Rickey says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET January 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm For decades I have been amazed at the long lines for ashes on Ash Wednesday. Clearly there is a desire for this act of penance. But I have never seen it translate into ongoing repentance or church involvement. To me it seems like an end in itself. “I got the Ashes on my forehead. I’m done.” Fr John Bunyan says: February 22, 2012 at 2:01 am What a great way of bringing the Church and its Gospel in touch with people and people in touch with the Church and of putting more meaning back into Ash Wednesday. I hope we’ll do this here in our hospital (here in Sydney, Australia) next Ash Wednesday and I hope to tell others of this fine example of outreach.Thank you. Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 February 22, 2014 at 6:03 pm St. Gabriel’s, St. James and St. David’s in Leesburg and Ashburn, VA are collaborating in order to cover a large range of public places in our communities to give ashes this year. We will be at the local Park and Ride depots, Loudoun hospital, outside Starbucks and Panera, outside supermarkets, and yes at the location where day laborers wait for work every day! Christ sent us out two X two (and then some). Loudoun County, VA is giving Ashes to Go!Alleluia (not Lent yet, I can still go there). Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Daniel Velez Rivera says: Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Canticle Communications] More than 40 Episcopal parishes in 11 states will take to the streets on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, marking the beginning of the holy season of Lent by giving “Ashes to Go.”In Chicago, St. Louis, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Newark, Erie, Austin and other cities and suburbs around the country, priests and lay people will visit train stations, subway stops, coffee shops, and street corners to mark the forehead of interested passers-by with the sign of the cross, and invite them to repent of their past wrongdoing and seek forgiveness and renewal.“Ashes to Go is about bringing spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind church doors, and into the places where we go every day,” said the Rev. Emily Mellott, rector of Calvary Episcopal Church, Lombard, Illinois, who is organizing the initiative in the Diocese of Chicago, where more than 20 churches are expected to participate. “It’s a simple event with deep meaning, drawing on centuries of tradition and worship to provide a contemporary moment of grace.”Mellott learned about Ashes to Go from the Rev. Teresa K. M. Danieley, of St. John’s Episcopal Church, St. Louis, Missouri, who began conducting a street corner service with the distribution of ashes in 2007.“On the street corner, we encounter people who have been hurt by previous experiences with organized religion and who, through Ashes to Go, take a tentative step back towards attending church,” Danieley says.Diocese of Chicago Bishop Jeff Lee is an enthusiastic supporter of marking Ash Wednesday in the streets. “My most memorable experience last year was with a woman who told me that she had left the church years ago,” he says. “She received the ashes and our prayers gratefully and then she looked up and with tears in her eyes, she said to me, ‘I just can’t believe you would bring the church out here to us.’“ Press Release Service Episcopal churches to take Ash Wednesday services into the streets Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL 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 Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Mike Losinger says: Rector Smithfield, NC February 21, 2012 at 11:02 am Gimmicky? Maybe. But such concrete and symbolic actions are the way that we communicate something larger than ourselves. I have serious doubt that we could be Christ to our world in a way identifiably so without liturgical services. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Joseph Frana says: 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 February 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm What a great idea! I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to participate this year, but if it is outside I just might be able to do it. Sharon Ely Pearson says: Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Jim NaughtonPosted Feb 16, 2012 Margaret Ayers says: February 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm My sadness in this is how many cannot imagine or see themselves in this ministry of presence; it seems like such a simple but generous act. I suspect our diminished sense of hospitality in God’s spirit is rearing its ugly head again. Thanks, Ash-people! Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY
2016 “COPY” Houses Projects “COPY” Manufacturers: Alumilex, Solū Custom Hardwood, StuvSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. La Maison Haute was designed to reinforce the relationship between the residents, their immediate surroundings and the view on Lac Clair. Located on a plateau, in the middle of a steep hill, circled by mature trees and a narrow river, the construction offers an atmosphere of protection within a vertiginous body. Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletDespite being compact, the living spaces interact through double and triple heights and offer a breathtaking sight of the forest, from the bottom of the trunk to the leaves. The master bedroom acts as an overlook on the nearby lake, giving the impression of sleeping in a cozy cabin, lodged through the branches. Attached to the main volume by a thin entry porch, an exterior room lives by the rhythm of the seasons. Protected from changing weather, sit by the fireplace, residents can appreciate every day the sound of the water pouring, the clicking of leaves or the slow fall of snowflakes.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletProject gallerySee allShow lessA Virtual Look Into A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons’ Case Study House #24ArticlesAmazing Robotically Fabricated Mesh Revolutionizes How Concrete is Formed and Reinfo…Architecture News Share Photographs Area: 21000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project La Maison Haute / Atelier Pierre ThibaultSave this projectSaveLa Maison Haute / Atelier Pierre Thibault ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792310/la-maison-haute-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault Area Area of this architecture project La Maison Haute / Atelier Pierre Thibault Photographs: Maxime Brouillet Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Year: Save this picture!© Maxime Brouillet+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792310/la-maison-haute-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard Canada CopyHouses•Lac-Clair, Canada CopyAbout this officeAtelier Pierre ThibaultOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLac-ClairCanadaPublished on August 02, 2016Cite: “La Maison Haute / Atelier Pierre Thibault” 02 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects ArchDaily Houses “COPY” Photographs LT House / MAIN OFFICESave this projectSaveLT House / MAIN OFFICE LT House / MAIN OFFICE Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 21Curated by Danae Santibañez Share 2018 Architects: MAIN OFFICE Area Area of this architecture project Mexico “COPY” Year: Manufacturers: Cemex, Bextel, Comex, Estrublock, Evoke the SpiritConstruction:Terraza Construcciones, Sayulita (Mexico)Furniture Design:MAIN OFFICEBuilt Area:175 m2, 219 sqm (renovación)Author Architects:Sima Agisheva, Dante Borgo, Isabella ErikssonTeam:Pablo Alemán, Montserrat Bucio, Brenda Cibrian, Rodrigo de la Torre, Luis Gordian, Manuel GuerreroCity:SayulitaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael GamoRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Located in Sayulita, a well-known surfers’ town on the West coast of Mexico, the building stands on the beachfront and blends smoothly into the steep and articulated topography, with a breathtaking view over the Pacific Ocean.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!Axonometric / SiteSave this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionCarefully integrating architecture and the tranquil tropical landscape, LT House has been designed around the living palm and almond trees, plantains and ferns that join the site’s topography in playing a key role in ensuring a clear view to the waterfront from all its spaces, both internal and external.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!Ground floor plan / Main HouseSave this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!First floor plan / Main HouseComposed of three small houses situated on the top of the hill, the original complex built in the 50’s was in poor condition due to humidity problems and lack of maintenance. MAIN OFFICE initially focused on the renovation and preservation of the original essence, and then on the design of a new main building and a guest house facing the beach on the lower part of the property.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoMAIN OFFICE connects the various levels through a series of concrete platforms that adapts to the topography, walkways and vibrant gardens. The border between interior and exterior dissolves. The single-family house features a kitchen with a panoramic view, an open living and dining area linked to the infinity pool, a bedroom with handcrafted concrete bathtub built in-situ, and a terrace with a stunning ocean view.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoBoth the construction system and the materials employed have been derived from local resources. Cement blocks finished with white stucco shape the walls, while polished concrete enhances the architectural quality of floors and fixed furniture. For the warm interior furniture, closets, doors and window frames, indigenous Parota wood has been used for its resistance to humidity, to salinity in the air and to exposure to strong sunlight.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid Architects Reinterprets Sound Waves for the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Conce…Unbuilt ProjectKaikaya / MasquespacioSelected Projects Share Photographer: Rafael Gamo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902789/lt-house-main-office Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Sayulita, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902789/lt-house-main-office Clipboard Area: 219 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMAIN OFFICEOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSayulitaOn InstagramMexicoPublished on October 01, 2018Cite: “LT House / MAIN OFFICE” [CASA LT / MAIN OFFICE] 01 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Undine Prohl, Paul Crosby, Peter KerzeSave this picture!© Paul CrosbyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The retreat rests on a quiet 16 acre site amongst a tall, dense beech forest that descends to lakeshore. The orientation of the building magnifies this slope and places equal value on views to the trees and the water.Save this picture!© Paul CrosbyEntering the site you are met by four separate black-clad structures which separates the prosaic functions of a garage. Beyond stands the house with white masonry bookend facades and sidewalls of exposed wood columns mirroring the forest parallel.Save this picture!© Paul CrosbyThe repetition of the glulam columns entices you along a colonnade to the front entry. Contrary to the predominately black exterior, you enter at a midlevel to a lighter wood-lined hall. Morning and evening light fill the space and the rhythmic wood structure provides an open plan with telescoping spaces flowing into and overlooking each other.Save this picture!© Undine ProhlGiven the clients are avid chefs the bright red kitchen is the central communal area. Dividing the kitchen from the above living area is a white-painted masonry fireplace which makes a connection to the outdoor chimney standing sentinel on the West patio, further diminishing the line between inside and outside.Save this picture!© Paul CrosbySave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Peter KerzeThe sleeping area recedes past the living room with additional rooms located in the above mezzanine. In the distance there is a stand-alone masonry sauna with sod roof and a black sculpture marking the bocce court. Despite its openness, the retreat retains an intimate feel, a mystery, stimulating the imagination in both intellectual and emotional ways.Originally published on May 10, 2013Save this picture!© Paul CrosbyProject gallerySee allShow lessBungalows / BLIPSZSelected ProjectsLondrina House / Todos ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share “COPY” Yingst Retreat / Salmela Architect United States Architects: Salmela Architect Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Yingst Retreat / Salmela ArchitectSave this projectSaveYingst Retreat / Salmela ArchitectSave this picture!© Undine Prohl+ 25Curated by Nico Saieh Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/371005/yingst-retreat-david-salmela-architect Clipboard Area: 4000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Year: CopyAbout this officeSalmela ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergHousesWoodUnited StatesPublished on February 15, 2020Cite: “Yingst Retreat / Salmela Architect” 15 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Five fundraising tweets for 19 July 2016 2. Language, NigelPutting the fun into fundraising seems to work well for quite a few crowdfunding campaigns. Remember the campaign to pay for Jeremy Corbyn to get a new bike? It passed its target, and all the money was donated to charity.Here’s another one, with money going to Stop Hate UK, that grew out of a radio phone-in question that stumped Nigel Farage of UKIP. The caller set up a crowdfunding campaign to poke fun at Farage and to raise funds for a related cause.’Richard in Pembrokeshire’ is crowdfunding for Nigel Farage’s language lessons https://t.co/44CbpBLwDC #jesuisnigel https://t.co/1sXBSsHQFT— Helen Dagley (@HelenFDagley) July 18, 2016 Howard Lake | 19 July 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 — Macmillan Cancer Support (@macmillancancer) July 14, 2016 5. Your phone is now a refugee’s phoneThis video from BBC Media Action is designed to be viewed on a mobile phone. It gives you a fleeting sense of what it is like to be a refugee, relying on your mobile phone to stay in touch with loved ones and to find out what is ahead. It is a powerful example of storytelling built for the most likely medium in which it will be viewed.There’s no fundraising ask but it could inspire compelling similar stories and immersive experiences from other charities aiming to raise funds.Follow the journey of a #refugee through your mobile phone: https://t.co/qYJBI0AFtu #commisaid— BBC Media Action (@bbcmediaaction) July 19, 2016 4. Sick at the thought of itSome fundraising asks are hard. This one seems a particularly hard ask.https://twitter.com/SafeZoneEdin/status/753673203000672256 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. 145 total views, 1 views today Here is our latest selection of five tweets for fundraisers, about fundraising or that could inspire fundraising. 3. Answers to frequently questioned answersOne in a series of blunt and valuable challenges to some common misperceptions of charities, how they operate and how they are funded.”Shouldn’t they employ someone who costs less, or better yet is a volunteer?” https://t.co/geWi2Q6AyO pic.twitter.com/ZNnEyGImNk— Simon Scriver #FundraisingEverywhere (@ToastFundraiser) July 11, 2016 Tagged with: Humour mobile Twitter 146 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 1. Landing a corporate partnership with a GIF?Macmillan Cancer Support is hoping its GIF and tweet will help persuade Airbus staff to vote for it as the company’s 2017 charity of the year.Airbus is looking for a 2017 charity of the year. If you work for Airbus, we’d really appreciate your nomination ? pic.twitter.com/X2PZ0pbjW8 Advertisement
More prison sentences for Le Matin journalists, while court refuses to release publisher on health grounds
RSF_en News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation April 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More prison sentences for Le Matin journalists, while court refuses to release publisher on health grounds Mohammed BenchicouReporters Without Borders roundly condemned the sentences of two and three months in prison which an Algiers court imposed on five journalists with the independently daily Le Matin in libel cases yesterday, as well as a court refusal today to free one of them who was already in prison, publisher Mohamed Benchicou, on health grounds.”The Algerian courts continue to hound Mohamed Benchicou and his colleagues at Le Matin,” the press freedom organization said. “We once again reiterate our call for the release of this journalist, who has been in prison for the past 10 months and whose health, according to his family, has deteriorated sharply. We do not understand why the judicial authorities have refused to approve the prison doctor’s request for his transfer to a hospital. And we call on the prison authorities to at least let him be examined by a doctor chosen by the family.”Reporters Without Borders continued: “After managing to close the newspaper, the authorities are now targeting its staff. By sentencing five journalists to prison terms, the state has demonstrated that it is bent on cracking down on the press, making Algeria one of the toughest countries in Africa for the news media.” The organization added: “We appeal to the courts to show reason and moderation. Judges must stop cooperating with those who want to gag the independent press. And the 2001 amendments to the criminal code, establishing prison sentences for defamation and insult, must be rescinded.” Abla CherifTwo of the five journalists, Abla Cherif and Hassane Zerrouky, were sentenced to two months in prison in a libel action brought by Mohamed Ali Shoraffa, a businessman from the United Arab Emirates and friend of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, over a series of reports implicating him in embezzlement. The newspaper revealed how Orascom, a company in which he is a shareholder, was awarded a mobile telephone concession. Hassane ZerroukyYoucef Rezzoug and Yasmine Ferroukhi were sentenced to three months in prison for libelling energy and mines minister Chakib Khelil in reports that accused the authorities of using the state oil company Sonatrach to buy luxury apartments for the president’s relatives and friends with public funds. Imprisonment of the two journalists has been postponed pending the outcome of an appeal by Le Matin’s lawyers. Youcef RezzougBenchicou, who has been serving a two-year prison sentence since 14 June 2004, received the same sentences in both cases. His request for release on health grounds was refused by a court today. He was convicted last year of “breaking the law governing exchange control and capital movements” on the grounds that certificates of deposit were found in his luggage at Algiers airport on his return from Paris in August 2003.Benchicou has been at the centre of a legal saga for months in which he has been the target of many libel complaints.Le Matin opposed President Bouteflika during his campaign for re-election in April 2004. Previously, in February 2004, Benchicou published a scathing booklet about him entitled, “Bouteflika, an Algerian imposter.” A total of 40,000 copies were sold in Algeria. Receive email alerts News May 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Algeria AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections News April 29, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders roundly condemned the sentences of two and three months in prison which an Algiers court imposed on five journalists with the independently daily Le Matin in libel cases yesterday, as well as a court refusal today to free one of them who was already in prison, publisher Mohamed Benchicou (photo), on health grounds. Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more
Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Email Advertisement A TAXI driver has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage college student in Limerick in 2011 after she fell asleep in the front seat of the car. This Thursday, the jury returned a majority verdict of 11 to one convicting Bengal born, Abdul Mannan (39), of Rhebogue Meadows, Limerick, of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old first year Mary Immaculate College student after she left a city bar to get a taxi home on February 7, 2011.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print The jury of nine men and three women heard evidence from the injured party that she had been out socialising with friends and left the city bar they had been in shortly after 11pm.Having consumed a number of drinks earlier in the night, the woman said that she left the venue as she “just wanted to go home”.“I got into the first taxi I saw and said to bring me home to ‘City Campus’”, said the girl who is 21 now as she referred to the student accomodation on Lord Edward Street.The woman said that she fell asleep in the front seat shortly after she got into the taxi and when she woke, the woman said that the man had two of his fingers in her vagina.Denying the charge, Mr Mannan, the court heard, turned pale and fainted momentarily, when the gardai arrived to his home a few hours after the alleged incident.Under arrest at Roxboro Road Garda Station, evidence was submitted that Mr Mannan said in interview that he picked up the student outside the city centre bar and he heard her say to go to Castletroy.Mr Mannan said that once in Castletroy, he woke the girl by asking her where to go from there. He alleges that the teenage student became irate and verbally abused him before pushing the side of his head and shouting “fuck you you fucking foreigner, you don’t know how to drive a taxi”.He further claimed, that the girl twice requested him to have sex with her after she took a condom from her handbag. He added that after refusing the girl, she then demanded; “if you can not make sex, you have to put your fingers in my vagina”, but again he said that he refused.However, the jury heard that Mr Mannan later said that he did put his fingers in the girl’s vagina but only did so out of fear as he claimed she said that there would “have problems in City Campus”. if he didn’t.In cross examination, the student, now in her third year, denied that she ever demanded sex from the taxi driver because he “took a wrong turn”. She said that she was shocked and very upset at what had happened and she made a complaint to gardai immediately.The fourth-year student denied that she gave Mr Mannan consent to touch her in that way.Michael Fitzgibbon, defence counsel for the accused man, said that his client was a man of “impeccable character and came before the court without any previous convictions, in this jurisdiction or any other”.The jury was shown CCTV footage where the student was identified getting into the taxi of the accused man at 11.10pm on February 7, 2011.In his defence, Mr Mannan, a father of two, took to the witness box and said that he has been living in Ireland with his wife for 12 years and was driving a taxi for two years. Mr Mannan said that he worked in manufacturing companies in the region.Mr Mannan said that the woman became angry and hit him in the head during the exchange and demanded that he put her finger in after he refused to have sex with her. He admitted that he did put his fingers in for “about 30 seconds but I removed it as I knew it was wrong. I was really really nervous, but she forced me to do it.”The court heard that Mr Mannan said that he took his taxi ID card from the dashboard as the girl asked for his name and said he would “have more problems at City Campus”.Regarding the accusations made by the injured party, Mr Mannan said “I think she is not a good girl, if she was a good girl she would not ask me to have sex with her”.John O’Sullivan, prosecution for the State, questioned the accused regarding his status as a taxi driver and the requirements to have his identification displayed on the dash board. It was further put to the Mr Mannan that he removed the ID because he “wanted to cover up your identity”.Mr Mannan claimed that he thought the girl was going to “throw out his ID” and that was why he removed it. He said that he wanted to go to the gardai at Roxboro but he said that “she kept on shouting to go to City Campus, City Campus”.“I said I would go home and go to the gardai the next day”, added Mr Mannan.The accused man further denied, when it was put to him by Mr O’Sullivan, that he “took advantage of this sleeping girl”.John O’Sullivan said that Mr Mannan’s version of events was “utter nonsense” and in addressing the jury druing closing speeches, Mr O’Sullivan added that the case was a matter of credibility and the evidence of the injured party was “entirely credible”. Michael Fitzgibbon, defence counsel, said that his client always denied the claims made by the woman adding that “anything that happened in the taxi, happened at the behest of the alleged injured party”.The jury retired to consider deliberations and in less than three hours, told Judge Carroll Moran that they had a majority verdict.There were emotional scenes as Mr Mannan was remanded in custody pending a sentencing hearing.The 21-year-old victim is expected to make a impact statement at the sentencing hearing.Above: Abdul Mannan NewsLocal NewsLimerick taxi driver found guilty of of sexually assaulting studentBy admin – February 14, 2013 1306 Previous articleUlster Bank League Weekend Previews 16/2/13Next articleMake performance art your valentine admin
British employees still work longest hours in EuropeOn 18 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article After Britain, the longest hours are worked by employees in Portugal (41.2), Belgium (40.9) and Spain (40.6), according to the Eurostat Yearbook. Italy has the shortest average working week, followed by Denmark (38.7), the Netherlands (39.4), and France (39.8). Figures from the European and Social Research Council also show that seven per cent of managers in the UK work more than 60 hours per week.A further 7.8 per cent work between 49 and 59, while 11.2 per cent work between 41 and 48. The majority (67.2 per cent) work between 31 and 40 hours per week.• 020-8658 7200, www.ace.org.ukAfter Britain, the longest hours are worked by employees in Portugal (41.2), Belgium (40.9) and Spain (40.6), according to the Eurostat Yearbook. Italy has the shortest average working week, followed by Denmark (38.7), the Netherlands (39.4), and France (39.8). Figures from the European and Social Research Council also show that seven per cent of managers in the UK work more than 60 hours per week.A further 7.8 per cent work between 49 and 59, while 11.2 per cent work between 41 and 48. The majority (67.2 per cent) work between 31 and 40 hours per week.• 020-8658 7200, www.ace.org.uk Related posts:No related photos.
By Donald WittkowskiFormer Councilman John Flood officially announced Monday he will challenge Mayor Jay Gillian in the May 8 municipal election, ensuring a clash of two experienced, high-profile politicians for Ocean City’s top office.Flood said he spent the past several months talking to residents about their concerns and ideas for the community while considering whether to run.“They want their government to be more open and accessible. They have inspired me,” Flood said in a press release.The 53-year-old Gillian announced in December that he will be seeking his third, four-year term. He easily won election in 2010 and 2014.A race pitting Flood against Gillian will feature two prominent politicians whose families are deeply rooted in Ocean City’s business community.Mayor Jay Gillian, who first took office in 2010, is seeking his third term in the May 8 municipal election.Gillian followed his father, former Ocean City Mayor Roy Gillian, into politics. He is the owner of his family’s Boardwalk amusement business, Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, which was started by his grandfather, David, in 1929.Flood served on Council from 1988 to 1996 and briefly returned to the governing body in 2011 when he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Councilwoman Susan Sheppard after she won a seat on the Cape May County Board of Freeholders. Sheppard now serves as a Superior Court judge.The 65-year-old Flood is a lifelong Ocean City resident. His grandparents came to the resort about 100 years ago. His grandfather, Emil Palmer, founded the former local Chevrolet dealership in 1933. The dealership, which was later sold to other owners, was in business for decades before closing last month.Flood owns land concentrated around 16th Street and Haven Avenue, including the property where the former Chevrolet dealership was located. The CVS store on 16th Street, a car wash and medical offices are among his commercial tenants.Flood said he is creating the website www.johnfloodformayor.com to exchange ideas with voters and also plans to go door to door in the weeks leading up to the election.“I will go door to door, debate anywhere and work to ensure your tax dollars are being spent for the good of all, not personal or pet projects. You have my word on it,” he said in his release.Gillian said in December he is seeking re-election because there is a lot more he wants to accomplish. His top priorities this year include dredging and drainage projects and finally settling on a plan for renovating or replacing the antiquated public safety building.As mayor, Gillian has steered the resort town through an unprecedented level of capital improvements, including the reconstruction of the tourist-friendly Boardwalk, a series of drainage projects to reduce coastal flooding and the dredging of the shallow back bays.In addition to the mayoral race, the election will include three at-large City Council seats. Incumbents Karen Bergman, Keith Hartzell and Peter Madden are all seeking re-election to those seats. No other Council candidates have announced yet.March 5 is the deadline for candidates to submit their nominating petitions, which must be signed by a minimum of 1 percent of the city’s 9,270 registered voters for candidates to have their names placed on the ballot.Flood turned in his petitions to the City Clerk’s Office on Monday. Gillian has taken out petitions, but has not yet returned them. Bergman, Hartzell and Madden have all turned in their petitions, according to the City Clerk’s Office. Former Councilman John Flood formally declares he is running for mayor.