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Diocese of Bethlehem names two priests to stand for election…

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Feb 8, 2018 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Diocese of Bethlehem names two priests to stand for election as ninth bishop The Rev. Canon Kevin D. Nichols and the Rev. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Bishop Elections Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Diocese of Bethlehem] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem today released the names of two priests who will stand for election for the ninth bishop of the diocese.The Rev. Kevin NicholsThe Rev. Ruth Woodliff-StanleyThey are the Rev. Canon Kevin D. Nichols, 56, chief operating officer and canon for mission resources in the Diocese of New Hampshire, and the Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, 55, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Colorado. The search committee had chosen three nominees, but one withdrew shortly before the slate was presented to the Standing Committee, which oversees the election.Nominees may be added to the slate through a petition process that opens today and closes on February 15. Public gatherings known as “walkabouts” will be held around the diocese, April 17-20, to give local Episcopalians an opportunity to meet the nominees. The election will be held at the Cathedral of the Nativity on April 28.“We’re very excited to have such highly-qualified nominees,” said the Rev. J. Douglas Moyer, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Stroudsburg, who chairs the Standing Committee. “Kevin and Ruth are people of deep faith and spirituality, and we have been moved by how both integrate their faith with their everyday lives. They also have experience working at the highest levels of their dioceses and extensive networks they can call upon thanks to their service to the wider Episcopal Church.”Learn more about the nominees at the search committee’s website.The diocese includes almost 12,000 members in 58 congregations in northeastern Pennsylvania. It has been led for the last four years by the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, who is also the bishop of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania. Rowe served as bishop provisional during a period of reorganization and renewal as the diocese determined its future. 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New SORP requires risk to be reported

 18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New SORP requires risk to be reported The new Charity Statement of Recommended Practice, published on 25 October, will impose on trustees the responsibility to report on risk management. The SORP will become mandatory for accounting periods from 1 January 2001.Find out more from the Charity Commission. Howard Lake | 8 November 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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. read more

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Amnesty UK drops its pen pack

first_imgAmnesty UK drops its pen pack Amnesty International UK, one of the first voluntary organisations to use a pen in direct mail supporter recruitment packs, will stop doing so.The pen pack, introduced by the human rights group’s fundraising director John Baguley in the early 1990s working with agency Burnett Associates, was its best performing or banker pack for some years. Unlike other charities that used pens for direct mail questionnaires or other types of communication, Amnesty’s use was direct and relevant. Pens could be and had been used as an instrument of torture, and they could be used to write letters to campaign to stop such torture.“What you hold in your hands is an instrument of torture”, reads the pack. “Go on. Tear it off the page. Hold it in your hand. Feel the point. Think about it. Stretch the imagination. Because that’s what torturers around the world do. They excel at it – using their imagination to fashion instruments of torture out of the most everyday things.” Inside, the message reads: “It’s also an instrument of change”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving The pen pack is, according to Amnesty UK, still performing acceptably, but its effectiveness has been dropping off, so the approach will be discontinued shortly.It was such an effective recruitment pack that its text and style was used by other Amnesty sections around the world including Ireland and Australia.Amnesty’s decision to stop using the pen pack is fortuitous given the Royal Mail’s plans to introduce new size-based pricing from September 2005. Pen packs would very likely not be possible within a standard envelope size so would cost charities more to post.center_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 May 2004 | News 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.last_img read more

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The Wildlife Trust chooses Accounting, ERP and Business Management solution, IRIS Exchequer

first_img Tagged with: Finance South East Howard Lake | 26 May 2009 | News IRIS Exchequer’s excellent reputation within its user base of c200 UK not-for-profit organisations was an important factor in the Trust’s decision. This is reinforced in the results of the latest independent survey (February 2009) conducted amongst charities using accounting software who rated IRIS as the supplier they are most likely to recommend to other charities.Terry Hazeldine, Resources Director commented on the selection of IRIS Exchequer: “We have heard some very good reports about Exchequer and believe that it will equip us with access to the high level of detailed financial information we now need.”The Trust’s decision to implement ‘Management Dashboards’ that deliver financial data, key performance indicators and operational reports directly to the team’s Microsoft Outlook screens will provide unprecedented access to a continual flow of reliable information. Other key features of the IRIS Exchequer system that attracted the Trust included its project costing abilities, its budget centre analysis and its ability to deal with the partial exemption of VAT; a vital feature for any not-for-profit organisation.Terry said: “The system went live in April and we are looking forward to having complete visibility of cost centres so we can measure return accurately.”The Trust’s environmentally responsible approach is reflected in the decision to implement the Exchequer paperless module that will deliver the dual benefits of helping to reduce the costs involved in using and storing paper and will lower the Trust’s carbon footprint.Terry finished by adding: “IRIS Exchequer’s reporting capabilities are extremely impressive and the ability to ‘drill down’ will provide us with a highly accurate and current view of the organisation. The time savings are expected to be substantial, especially in the production of management accounts.”EndsThere are 47 Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney working together for an environment rich in wildlife. It is the largest UK voluntary organisation with 765,000 members dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK’s habitats and species, whether they be in the countryside, in cities or at sea. 2,256 nature reserves covering more than 90,000 hectares are managed by the Trusts.About IRIS Accounting & Business SolutionsWith over 20,000 medium sized organisations as clients, IRIS is a leading provider of mid-market accounting and business solutions. IRIS’ objective is to empower those operating in clearly defined sectors that include wholesale and distribution, retail, construction, not-for-profit, architectural practices, engineering, and management and IT consultancies with the tools and services to optimise operational efficiency and enable the best chance of competitive advantage.Within the IRIS product portfolio are a wide range of business critical solutions including the ‘flagship’ product, IRIS Exchequer, project management and professional services automation software and HR and payroll products; all underpinned by superior managed hosted and Saas service offerings.Personal service is a key factor that has helped IRIS to secure consistent success in independent user surveys and in industry award programmes.IRIS Accounting and Business Solutions is part of IRIS, one of the fastest growing and now the largest privately owned software and services business in the UK. It has revenues of c£120m p.a. and c1,200 employees servicing over 60,000 UK businesses from a national network of offices.  49 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Wildlife Trust, a wildlife conservation charity working for a better future for local wildlife and habitats, has chosen the IRIS Exchequer Accounting, ERP and Business Management solution, to provide itself with a better and stronger financial future.Operating across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough, the Wildlife Trust is one of 47 Wildlife Trusts across the United Kingdom. All independent charities, they work together to protect and enhance the natural environment. Their strong ethical and environmentally responsible approach is supported by ‘cost conscious’ aims.Before placing the order with IRIS (www.iris.co.uk/exchequer), the Trust consulted with other organisations who like them, had outgrown the capabilities of Sage Line 50. The team was particularly impressed that its own umbrella organisation, the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, had upgraded to IRIS Exchequer in the last eighteen months. Their endorsement, along with others who had moved to Exchequer from Sage, persuaded the Trust to place an order for a full financial system, with integrated payroll, that is to be implemented in two phases. Advertisementcenter_img 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. 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Brazilian journalist murdered at home in Paraguay

first_img to go further News As RSF reported at the time, a total of three Paraguayan journalists specializing in covering drug trafficking and organized crime on the border between Paraguay and Brazil – Edgar Pantaleón Fernández Fleitas,  Pablo Medina, Fausto Gabriel Alcaraz and  – were killed in the course of 2014 in connection with their journalism Source: abc.com.py Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the local authorities to shed all possible light on Brazilian journalist Léo Veras’s murder in his home in Pedro Juan Caballero, a Paraguayan city on the border with the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, on the night of 12 February News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Paraguay is ranked 99th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.            “Léo Veras’s murder is a threat and attack on the right to information of the entire population in this border region blighted by corruption and organized crime, as well as on all of the region’s journalists,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the director of RSF’s Latin America bureau. He specialized in covering local corruption, organized crime and cross-border drug trafficking, of which there is a vast amount in Pedro Juan Caballero and Ponta Porã, its sister city on the Brazilian side of the border. ParaguayBrazilAmericas Condemning abuses CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence RSF_en June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts ParaguayBrazilAmericas Condemning abuses CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence center_img Reports Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on Americas He had been threatened many times since 2013 because of the subjects he covered and, in an interview for TV Record broadcast on 28 January, he said he had recently received new death threats in connection with his coverage of criminal gang activity in the border region. “We call on the local authorities to quickly identify the perpetrators and instigators of this execution-style murder and we urge the investigators to work on the assumption that it was linked to the victim’s journalism.” Help by sharing this information News Veras, 52, who edited the local “Porã News” website, was dining with his family when two masked gunmen burst in and shot him 12 times. He died of his injuries after being rushed to a nearby hospital. May 13, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation February 14, 2020 – Updated on February 17, 2020 Brazilian journalist murdered at home in Paraguaylast_img read more

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RSF’s Turkey representative receives Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Events Freedom of expression Receive email alerts May 16, 2018 RSF’s Turkey representative receives Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law to go further The Middelburg-based Roosevelt Foundation said the prize was awarded to RSF’s representative for his “tireless and persistent dedication to defending freedom of speech and expression.”Previous recipients of the Roosevelt Foundation’s freedom of speech award include Amnesty International, the Spanish daily El País, the Liberian politician Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (who later became her country’s president), the Russian musician Mstislav Rostropovich, the former Polish dissident Bronislaw Geremek and, more recently, Mazen Darwish, the founder of the RSF-backed Syrian Centre for Media.The decision to give this year’s prize to Erol Önderoğlu is a welcome gesture of support to Turkish civil society and to Turkey’s journalists, who are being subjected to an unprecedented level of harassment and persecution.Created in 1982, the centenary of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s birth, the Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award has four categories, corresponding to the four freedoms that President Roosevelt proclaimed as essential to democracy in an address to the US Congress in January 1941: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. An “International Four Freedoms Award” is also given every year. This year’s award went to the Paris Climate Agreement, and was collected by Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Past recipients include Vaclav Havel, Nelson Mandela, Angela Merkel, the Dalai Lama and Kofi Annan.“Seeing Erol Önderoğlu in such estimable company is an honour and an encouragement for our entire organization,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We are extremely proud of his unwavering commitment to defending journalistic freedom and pluralism in Turkey. Because of his diligence and integrity, which are known everywhere, he is a leading figure in the worlds of journalism and human rights. We call on the Turkish authorities to end all unjustified judicial proceedings against journalists in Turkey.”At the orders of an Istanbul court, Önderoğlu and two co-defendants spent ten days in pre-trial detention in June 2016 on a “terrorist propaganda” charge for taking part in a campaign of solidarity with the Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem along with some 50 other well-known figures. His trial is still under way: the last hearing was held on 18 April and the next is scheduled for 9 October.Turkey is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is proud to report that its Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, received the Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award for Freedom of Speech at a ceremony today in Middelburg, in the Netherlands, in the presence of the Dutch king and queen. April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Events Freedom of expression News RSF_en Organisation News Help by sharing this information Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Feeling Bookish

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Despite the advent of the digital age, where television, the Internet and social networking rule the media, books in all forms remain as popular as ever. From electronic to traditional paper and ink, books are here to stay while reading remains a skill worth practicing.And this is what World Book Night, celebrated every April 23rd, is all about.A celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading, World Book Night is a derivative of World Book Night, first organized by UNESCO back in 1995 to help promote reading, publishing and copyright. It has grown in popularity since and is now considered a major event worldwideInterestingly, the connection of April 23rd and books was first made in 1923 by Spanish booksellers to honor famed Don Quixote author, Miguel de Cervantes, who died that day.To celebrate the event, The Book Rack located at 204 S.1st Avenue, Arcadia, California invites bibliophiles to come and visit the store. The Book Rack carries a wide variety of the books available on the World Book Night list.You can get popular titles by well-known authors such as, “Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, J.A. Jance, etc.” In addition, James Patterson’s newest paperback will be NYPD: Red available in early June.If you fancy other book genres, The Book Rack can easily accommodate your preferences with a “full range of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Western, Classic, Children, Sci-Fi and Romance books,” according to the shop’s website.To make your trip extra special, you can enjoy a book while enjoying a bowl of soup at the Boiling Point, coffee and snacks at Hyper Coffee or any of the other restaurants in the area.The Book Rack is not your typical bookstore where you go in and buy a new book. Though the store offers new books for sale, it also has used books, books you can rent, and even more unique, it takes back your used books and gives you store credit towards the purchase of other used books.Think of it as a central hub for book lovers. Because of the unique nature of The Book Rack, its range of book choices is as varied and vast as your imagination can take you.If ever you feel overwhelmed by the glut of choices the friendly staff of The Book Rack will be glad to assist and guide you. They will treat you as they would a friend, and make sure you get to find the book you’re looking for.So this World Book Night, celebrate with the world with a real book in hand. A real book of ink and paper, a book you can flip through and caress gently with your hands, a real book you can enjoy the way they were meant to be enjoyed.Sure you can download a book and read it on your gadget of choice, but really, where’s the fun in that?To find out more about The Book Rack and to check out the latest book releases, visit http://bookrackarcadia.com. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Thats Living! Feeling Bookish World Book Night is a chance for you to savor all that a good read should be: mesmerizing, can’t-put-it-down paper and ink By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 3:51 pm Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Subscribe Make a commentlast_img read more

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TAC receives $40,000 grant

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The piano selected by the TAC is handcrafted, involving more than 12,000 specific parts assembled by 450 people.“Steinway & Sons is dedicated to the idea of making each individual piano the finest in the world,” Jinright said. “Each Steinway grand piano takes nearly a year to create. Only 2,500 Steinway grand pianos are created each year in America and, of those, only 500 are nine-foot concert grand pianos. The lifespan of these instruments can reach 100 years with regular maintenance and care.”Jinright said, with a new concert grand on stage, the TAC will be able to attract top artists that previously have been unapproachable. Latest Stories Sponsored Content Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Troy seeks grant approval to fund safe sidewalks project Troy Public Works Director Vaughn Daniels, Tim Ramsey with CDG Engineers and Melissa Sanders, City Planning and Zoning administrator answer… read more “Since 1972, the TAC has been pleased to bring high-quality musical concerts, dance programs and theatrical productions to our area,” Jinright said. “Our concerts have celebrated all kinds of music, showcasing the talents of new musicians just setting out in the careers but also engaging performers who have become world famous.”Jinright said the support of individuals and local businesses has made it possible for the TAC to keep ticket prices affordable and to continue to expand its educational and outreach programs in local schools.“We’re asking everyone to continue to support the Troy Arts Council at our Performing Arts Season patron drive in August but this piano purchase is a very important growth opportunity for our community,” Jinright said. “We are looking for special donors who can help with a gift to our piano fund.”Named sponsorship opportunities are also available for both the grand piano and the 2013-2014 performing arts season. For more information, contact the TAC at 670-2288 or Jinright at 566-6789.center_img The Troy Arts Council has received a $40,000 Daniel Foundation Grant with a dollar for dollar match toward the purchase of a $138,000 Steinway & Sons Model “D” Concert Grand piano.Dr. John Jinright, TAC presenter chair, said the arts council is in desperate need of a new concert grand piano.“The one at Troy University that we’ve borrowed for 40 years is in poor condition and parts are no longer available,” Jinright said. “We’ve tried renting one for the Chris O’Reilly concert but at $3,000 average cost per rental for each event, it doesn’t make sense. We’re going to buy the best because this community and our children and grandchildren deserved nothing less.” “Most famous musicians that use pianos specify Steinway and it’s been a sticking point for our programming for several years,” he said. “We want the John M. Long School of Music to use it for their recitals and concerts because they’ve let us help wear out their piano. Any area musicians and piano students will be able to reserve it through the music office for their concerts, too.”The Steinway grand piano will be a recruitment tool to attract talented music students to the Troy community. It will also be a magnet for high-profile guest artists and a great recording tool, Jinright said.“It also reinforces the message that our community loves and supports the arts and recognizes the value of providing creative and performing arts opportunities for the next generation,” he said. “This piano will last beyond a lifetime. It establishes a legacy for our community that will last beyond our years.”The Hugh Daniel Foundation has agreed to match every donation up to $40,000 in an effort to get the TAC fundraising campaign off to a good start. TAC receives $40,000 grant Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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. 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Operation Christmas Child underway in Pike County

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Salem-Troy Baptist Association has been the relay center for 17 of the 20 years of Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child.And, in each of those years, the number of people who have opened their hearts and packed shoeboxes for children in need has increased.Linda Adams, coordinator for the Salem-Troy Baptist Association Relay Center, said that last year the people of Pike County donated 2,400 shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The week of Nov. 18-25 is Operation Christmas Child Collection Week across the country.The items boxed at the Salem-Troy Baptist Association relay center will be delivered to the processing center in Atlanta and shipped from there to children around the world.Relay center hours during Collection Week, Nov. 18-25, will be from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. until noon on Friday; 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday; 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday; and 8 until 10 a.m. Monday.Adams said the shoeboxes will be delivered to the processing center in Atlanta on Nov. 25.“We hope to have even more shoeboxes donated this year than last year,” she said. “More than 700 boxes have already been delivered to the relay center. You can particicipate as part of a group or individually. Either way a shoebox brings a lot of happiness to a child.”Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 100 countries. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Operation Christmas Child expects to collect another 9.8 million shoebox gifts in 2013. Next Up“Every year the number has grown and I think it’s because people know Operation Christmas Child is real,” Adams said. “They know the gifts are going to be delivered to children in different countries and most of then will be getting a gift for the first time. They know the power of a simple gift.”Adams said that churches, clubs, organizations, schools and individuals participate in the annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox project.“It’s simple and easy to participate and it means the world to children who have very little to look forward to,” Adams said. “Use an empty cardboard or average size plastic shoebox. Wrapping is not required but, if you want to wrap it, that’s okay. “Label the box as to whether it’s a boy or girl and the age category, two to four, five to nine or 10-14 and fill the box with gifts. Make sure to include a $7 donation per box to help cover shipping and other costs.”Adams suggested school supplies, small blankets, picture books, caps, tee shirts, small stuffed animals, hair clips, flashlights with batteries, sunglasses, coloring books and crayons, puzzles, combs, brushes and hygiene items.“If you include soap, Ivory is good because it floats and many of the children bathe in the river and Ivory won’t sink to the bottom,” Adams said. “Toys are always good with the exception of guns or any war related items. Glass items and candies that melt should not be included.”Once the shoeboxes are packed, they can be delivered to the Salem-Troy Baptist Association office at 317 Ray Avenue in Troy just off George Wallace Drive and behind Bush Memorial Baptist Church. 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Walvis Ridge barrier: its influence on palaeoenvironments and source rock generation deduced from ostracod distributions in the early South Atlantic Ocean

first_imgThe early South Atlantic was subdivided latitudinally by the proto-Walvis Ridge, which separated early Cretaceous open marine conditions in the south from non-marine environments to the north. Changes in the palaeogeography, which can be monitored by the distribution of ostracod assemblages, determined the establishment of a wide variety of depositional environments, including evaporitic and total organic carbon-rich facies. Limited northward marine influxes across the barrier are postulated for mid-Aptian time, while largescale southward migrations of marine ostracods from the northern sector occurred in early Cenomanian and/or Turonian times. The latter established cosmopolitan faunas in the southern Atlantic and effectively marked the breakdown of the Walvis Ridge as a physical barrier to north-south migrations, although possible oceanographic factors militated against longitudinal faunal movements. Variations in the composition of ostracod assemblages during so called ‘oceanic anoxic events’ and the production of potential source rocks is briefly reviewed.last_img read more