Warm welcome for Church of Ireland bishop

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Reactions from members of both sides of Eighth Amendment Referendum Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsWarm welcome for Church of Ireland bishopBy John Keogh – February 13, 2015 1519 TAGSArchbishop Dermot CliffordArchbishop Kieran O’ReillyBishop Brendan LeahyBishop Kenneth KearonLimerick Diocese Muintearas Íosa begins celebration of milestone year Twittercenter_img Previous articleLimerick hot favorites for Valentines clashNext articleDell Limerick supports Daffodil Day | Limerick Post Newswrite John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Half of Limerick parents feel overwhelmed Bishop Kenneth Arthur Kearon, Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert, Aghadoe and Emly at St Mary’s Cathedral.Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22Bishop Kenneth Arthur Kearon, Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert, Aghadoe and Emly at St Mary’s Cathedral.Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22THE recent enthronement of Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick Rt Revd Kenneth Kearon had “a great sense of a city again gathering in Christ”, Catholic Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has said.Welcoming Bishop Kearon’s formal enthronement at St Mary’s Cathedral, Bishop Leahy said it was a privilege to be at such a symbolic and hopeful ceremony.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There was a great sense of togetherness in Christian faith at St Mary’s Cathedral for Bishop Kearon’s formal enthronement. It was a service laced with symbolism, with hope and with public commitment before God and his people but, at the same time, the new bishop acknowledged the challenges that lie ahead in society today, challenges for the family and personal identity,” said Bishop Leahy.“There was very much a message also that we must go out and engage with the world, working especially for reconciliation at all levels and that is a message for all Christian faiths. The service reflected well the type of person that Bishop Kearon is.”Bishop Leahy described Bishop Kearon as “a very kind man, full of energy and enthusiasm, not least for ecumenism, and Limerick will be all the better for his presence here”, and wished him and his wife and daughters “a happy time here”.Elsewhere, Bishop Leahy also said that he “looks forward to continuing a close working relationship with Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly” following his recent formal installation as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly.The ordination sees Archbishop O’Reilly become the Metropolitan Archbishop of the ecclesiastical province of Cashel, which includes the diocese of Limerick.Bishop Leahy also expressed his gratitude to his predecessor, Archbishop Dermot Clifford for his support over the years. Bishop Brendan Leahy urges Limerick people to make use of this “extra special Easter” Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy says Popes visit will be unique celebration of faith and family Advertisement COVID-19 volunteerism is a glimpse of what the future can be for church and community last_img read more

Press release: New UK support to boost long-term stability in Somalia

first_img Somalia is at a critical juncture and sustainable, predictable funding and support for the troops who are building stability in the region is vital to support a transition to Somali-led security, when the conditions for a handover are right. more than £60 million to help over a million people cope with and recover from the impact of conflict and drought. Lifesaving food, clean water and medicine, along with support to find stable jobs, will help Somalis to look after themselves and their families in the long-term, reducing their dependence on humanitarian aid more than £25 million to support Somalia as it works to establish a stable and democratic political system. This will include advice to help develop rules on resource and power-sharing, and to prepare for landmark elections, including through support for voter and political party registration Last year the UK contributed £385 million towards international efforts to help the Somali people build an increasingly secure, stable and prosperous country.The Prime Minister hosted the London Somalia Conference in 2017 which agreed the international community’s new partnership with the Federal Government of Somalia.While in Kenya, she will announce further funding to support Somalia in a range of areas, including:center_img The international community must do more to help the African Union lead the fight against al-Shabaab as Somalia takes on greater responsibility for its own security, Theresa May will say today.The UK has a strong track record both in supporting the African Union and helping Somalia rebuild its police and military forces after decades of insecurity.On a visit to a UK-backed Counter-IED training centre in Nairobi the Prime Minister will see British troops helping prepare soldiers from Kenya and the region to deploy as part of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM).British instructors and their Kenyan counterparts are training troops in the tactics and techniques needed to identify and destroy the home-made bombs which are increasingly the weapon of choice for terrorists in the region.Announcing over £7 million of new UK funding to support the AU’s peacekeeping mission in Somalia, she will call on international donors to contribute more, setting out that an unstable Somalia has a knock-on effect on stability across the region and further afield.Prime Minister Theresa May said:last_img read more

Paraguayan Military Pilots Fly Patients from Remote Areas to Medical Appointments

first_img“For me, these flights are really useful because I save so much time and get to my destination safely,” Reyes said. “Sometimes, heavy rains force roads to close, which means that if you’re going by land, the trip can end up lasting for days.” The government subsidizes the service, enabling passengers to pay between 250,000 and 300,000 guaraníes (US$45 –US$54) per flight depending on their city of origin. SETAM assists a wide range of passengers, including farmers, indigenous persons, foreign tourists, and ranch owners who employ area residents. They were seated in a C-212 Aviocar, an aircraft that’s part of the Paraguayan Air Force Transport Service (SETAM the Spanish Acronym) assigned to fly needy patients to Asunción for medical appointments. On Tuesdays and Fridays, SETAM pilots fly the Fuerte Olimpo-Asunción route, which includes stops in remote communities such as Concepción, Puerto Casado, Vallemí, Toro Pampa, and Bahía Negra during its 45-60-minute flight. Since it began this route in September 2013, SETAM has transported 3,600 people and 10 tons of cargo while logging 1,236 hours of flight time. “We have exceeded our own projections and expectations for this initiative,” said Colonel Edilberto Salinas, SETAM’s commander. “The SETAM service was restarted after a 25-year interruption. The two years that SETAM has been active again is in response to the needs of the citizens and to provide them with a public service.” “During emergencies, we make an extra effort to bring food, medication, and water to the affected residents. In the event of a drought or when there are forest fires, we work closely with the Volunteer Firefighters of Paraguay,” Col. Salinas said. “When people don’t have the means to purchase a ticket, we look at their case and don’t charge them anything,” Col. Salinas said. “More than anything else, we are providing a social service for them, and that fills us with pride.” The C-212 Aviocar can carry 26 passengers, and can operate on unpaved highways and at airports with little infrastructure. Upon landing at Silvio Pettirossi Air Base, the passengers deplaned and Reyes, who was facing possible cataract surgery, reached his doctor’s appointment in less than two hours. center_img Reyes is among thousands who have obtained medical services thanks to SETAM pilots and logistical workers. Without this service, he could only get to the capital through a grueling, 18-hour drive — at a minimum. Emiliano Reyes waited along with 25 other passengers at the rustic airstrip serving Fuerte Olimpo, a town 800 kilometers northwest of the Paraguayan capital of Asunción. SETAM helps the needy By Dialogo November 19, 2015 Excellent service In cooperation with other institutions — including the Medical Emergency Center, the Emergency Secretariat, the Volunteer Firefighters of Paraguay, the Paraguayan Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, and local authorities — SETAM provies a full range of humanitarian aid. For instance, it transports food and medicine to remote areas and evacuates people threatened by flooding during the rainy season, which begins in November and can last until February. It also operates an ambulance plane equipped with intensive care unit services and other first aid supplies. last_img read more


first_imgHOLLENDORFER REPRESENTED BY THREE FILLIES IN FIELD OF NINE, ENCHANTING LADY & RATTATAPTAP TRY TWO TURNS FOR THE FIRST TIME & MOTION’S WELL-ACCOMPLISHED TURF RUNNER RAINHA DA BATERIA TO MAKE INITIAL DIRT START ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2015)–A sharp second in the Grade I, one mile Las Virgenes Stakes Jan. 31, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Light the City, Bob Baffert’s comebacking stakes winner, Enchanting Lady, and trainer Jeff Bonde’s Rattataptap head a competitive field of nine 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes at a mile and one sixteenth.Light the City, one of three Hollendorfer entrants, stalked the pace in the Las Virgenes and missed by a half length in her first try around two turns at odds of 7-1. A first-out maiden special weight winner going six furlongs on Aug. 24 at Del Mar, Light the City took Santa Anita’s six furlong Anoakia Stakes in her next start on Oct. 12. A Kentucky-bred filly by Street Sense, she was a well beaten fifth as the 5-2 favorite two starts back in the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs Jan. 3.Owned by Cheyenne Stables, LLC, Light the City has two wins, a second and a third from five starts and has earnings of $166,900. She’ll be ridden back by Kent Desormeaux.Hollendorfer will also be represented by Achiever’s Legacy, who was third, beaten 3 ½ lengths by Light the City in the Las Virgenes. A Kentucky-bred filly by City Zip, Achiever’s Legacy was a first-out maiden special weight winner going five furlongs on turf at Gulfstream Park on June 27. Purchased privately following the maiden score, she was a handy winner of the seven furlong Desi Arnaz Stakes three starts back on Nov. 16 at Del Mar.An even fifth in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet at Los Alamitos two starts back on Dec. 13, Achiever’s Legacy would benefit from a fast pace on Saturday. Owned by Campbell, Cellucci, Horowitz and partners, she is 7-2-0-2 overall with earnings of $132,060.Hollendorfer is also well represented by Fox Hill Farms’ Glory, who employed front-running tactics in the mile and one sixteenth California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 7, missing by a neck under Russell Baze at odds of 4-5. She was a two length maiden special weight winner two starts back going 6 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita and can be expected to be on or near the early Santa Ysabel lead Saturday.Baffert’s Enchanting Lady, idle since a runaway 6 ¼ length win in the 5 ½ furlong Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita June 22, was brilliant in victory and is training as though she could be sitting on a top performance first-off the bench. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Tale of the Cat, Enchanting Lady is owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc., and was purchased for $650,000 at Ocala Breeders 2-year-olds in training sale last March. She’ll be making her third career start and is expected to show plenty of early speed in her first two-turn assignment.An impressive 4 ¾ length allowance winner going six furlongs on Jan. 29, Rattataptap, by top sire Tapit, has an abundance of speed but appears tractable in what will be her first start around two turns. A first-out maiden special weight winner from off the pace going 6 ½ furlongs at Del Mar Nov. 29, she was distanced after breaking poorly at 4-1 in her second start, the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 3. Owned by Mark DeDomenico, LLC, Jerry Durant and Michael House, Rattataptap has two wins from three starts.A dedicated deep closer, trainer Graham Motion’s Rainha Da Bateria was a Grade III winner going 1 1/16 miles on turf four starts back at Keeneland Oct. 8 and comes off a troubled third, beaten two lengths at 6-5, in the one mile turf Blue Norther Stakes Jan. 1 at Santa Anita. Although there’s no doubt about her ability to route, the Broken Vow filly will try the main track for the first time Saturday. Owned by Three Chimneys Farm, Rainha Da Bateria is 6-2-1-1 with earnings of $184,160.A first-out maiden special weight winner going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Feb. 1, Warren Williamson’s homebred Curlin’s Fox retains the services of Mike Smith and is conditioned by Carla Gaines. Trainer John Sadler will send out Virginia-bred Stellar Wind, an 8 ¾ length maiden special weight winner going a flat mile at Laurel on Dec. 18. She was purchased privately by Hronis Racing, LLC following the Maryland win, which was her second career start.Although still a maiden after eight starts, trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Danette was third, beaten five lengths, four starts back in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Chandelier Stakes and subsequently fifth, beaten just 1 ½ lengths in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1.The complete field for the Grade III Santa Ysabel, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race program Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Danette, Fernando Perez, 119; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith, 119; Enchanting Lady, Martin Garcia, 119; Achiever’s Legacy, Gary Stevens, 119; Rainha Da Bateria, Tiago Pereira, 121; Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 119; Rattataptap, Rafael Bejarano, 119; Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza, 119, and Glory, Drayden Van Dyke, 119.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more