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$1.7 million for slavery reparations fund puts Virginia Theological Seminary…

first_img$1.7 million for slavery reparations fund puts Virginia Theological Seminary at forefront of debate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Racial Justice & Reconciliation, Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Theological Education Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Virginia Theological Seminary[Episcopal News Service] Virginia Theological Seminary took what appears to be an unprecedented step this week by announcing that it had set aside $1.7 million for a slavery reparations fund – something considered but not yet enacted by other institutions of higher education that historically benefited from slave labor.Enslaved African Americans worked on the Alexandria campus of Virginia Theological Seminary, which was founded in 1823, and at least one building, Aspinwall Hall in 1841, was built with slave labor. Black students were excluded from attending the Episcopal seminary until the 1950s.“As we seek to mark [the] seminary’s milestone of 200 years, we do so conscious that our past is a mixture of sin as well as grace,” VTS Dean Ian Markham said in a press release. “This is the seminary recognizing that along with repentance for past sins, there is also a need for action.”Income from the endowment fund for reparations will be put to use in a variety of ways, from encouraging more African American clergy in The Episcopal Church to directly serving the needs of any descendants of the enslaved Africans who worked at the seminary.Aspinwall Hall, now used as an administrative building at Virginia Theological Seminary, was at least partly built with slave labor. Photo: Mathew Brady, via Library of CongressThe seminary’s announcement comes amid a growing national conversation over reparations as one way to atone for the American systems of slavery and segregation, rooted in the Colonial era and still showing lingering effects on society today. While Democratic presidential candidates have been asked for their views on the subject this year, Episcopal Church leaders have taken a lead in speaking in favor of reparations, most recently Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton.“Everyone living in our great nation has inherited a mess created by the institution of slavery,” Sutton testified in June at a congressional hearing on reparations. “None of us caused this brokenness, but all of us have a moral responsibility to fix it.”Speaking a month after his diocesan convention approved a racial reconciliation resolution that raised the prospect of reparations, Sutton noted in his testimony that reparations are not simply about monetary compensation, but rather repairing what is broken. “An act of reparation is an attempt to make whole again, to restore, to offer atonement, to make amends, to reconcile for a wrong or injury.”The issue has been particularly active in the academic world, with numerous colleges and universities founded before the Civil War grappling with their own histories of racial injustice. More than 50 of them, including Sewanee: University of the South in Tennessee, have joined a coalition called Universities Studying Slavery to research that history.Sewanee has not yet taken up the topic of reparations directly, though its Robertson Project on Slavery, Race and Reconciliation includes among its goals “to consider the obligations that Sewanee’s history places on us in deciding how we can become a more equitable, inclusive, and cohesive university community.”Students at Georgetown University have pushed a measure that would raise a reparations fund at the Jesuit university in Washington by adding a fee to students’ tuition bills. Georgetown is a prominent case because of its own research into the 272 campus-owned slaves who were sold in 1838 to save the school from closure.The proposal to raise money for reparations through student fees has been called unprecedented. A headline in The Atlantic from April described the student proposal as “The First Reparations Attempt at an American College,” and a Politico article from the same month carried the headline “This Could Be the First Slavery Reparations Policy in America.”If that was hypothetically true for Georgetown in April, VTS actually might be the first now.The seminary’s Office of Multicultural Ministries will administer the fund “as part of our commitment to recognizing the racism in our past and working toward healing and reconciliation in the future,” the seminary said in its press release.It specified five ways the income from the fund might be spent:On needs identified by local congregations with ties to VTS;On the needs of descendants of enslaved people who worked at VTS;To support the work of black alumni, especially at historically black congregations;To raise up African American clergy; andOther activities that promote justice and inclusion.“Though no amount of money could ever truly compensate for slavery, the commitment of these financial resources means that the institution’s attitude of repentance is being supported by actions of repentance that can have a significant impact both on the recipients of the funds, as well as on those at VTS,” the Rev. Joseph Thompson, director of VTS’ Office of Multicultural Ministries, said in the seminary’s release.Thompson, in an interview with Episcopal News Service, said the seminary expected to be able to spend about $70,000 a year from endowment income. The seminary has engaged in racial reconciliation efforts for a while, he said, but those efforts took a big step forward about 10 years ago when Markham, the dean, issued a public apology for the seminary’s complicity in slavery.Conversations at VTS about reparations grew in urgency in recent years as the national debate over racial relations intensified.“With everything that’s been going on in society around us and more attention being paid to the idea of reparations, people began to think about the material consequences of slavery and of racism and wanting to do something to repair that,” Thompson said.The seminary’s first steps will be to try to identify descendants of slaves who were forced to work at VTS and to reach out to the local community.For decades, The Episcopal Church, too, has emphasized fighting racism and fostering racial reconciliation while shining a light on the church’s own past involvement with slavery and segregation. A 2000 resolution passed by General Convention called on the church to “overcome its historic silence and complicity … in the sin of racism.”In 2006, General Convention passed another resolution supporting federal legislation that would confront the country’s legacy of slavery and take a step toward “monetary and non-monetary reparations to the descendants of the victims of slavery.”The Diocese of Maryland, under Sutton, has been a churchwide leader in identifying its congregations’ ties to slavery, through its Trail of Souls research project and pilgrimages. And in 2016, a reparations resolution at its diocesan convention, though not approved, advanced that conversation in the diocese.Three years later at Maryland’s 2019 convention, Sutton read a pastoral letter that called on his diocese to again consider what reparations might look like.“The subject of reparations is mired in emotion,” he said. “It is often mischaracterized and certainly largely misunderstood. It is a complex issue that involves economic, political and sociological dimensions that are difficult to grasp without a willingness to engage more deeply than having a quick emotional response to the word.”Sutton also cautioned that the church sees this issue from the perspective of faith, not politics. His subsequent congressional testimony, however, and his follow-up interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson sparked a conservative backlash that Sutton acknowledged in a message to his diocese.Critics sent him “hate-filled messages” that questioned his integrity, sanity and faith, Sutton said. That response was expected, he said, but it shouldn’t deter him, the diocese or the country from facing the truth of its past.“We came to the decision to affirm the principle of moving forward with some form of accounting for how we gained materially and financially from an evil institution,” Sutton said. “If our diverse diocese can come together on this issue in such a respectful way, then let’s not give up on the notion that our nation can do the same.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

NACVS selects ESiT’s thankQ software for membership, events and communications

first_imgNACVS selects ESiT’s thankQ software for membership, events and communications  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NACVS’ members will also be able to make changes to their own data online.center_img ESiT, providers of data management software,services and support, for the not-for-profit, commercial and public sectors, has been selected by the National Association of Councils for Voluntary Service (NAVCS) to provide their thankQ software for membership, events and communications activities.NACVS have asked ESiT to tailor the software for their specific needs through the implementation of a new services module and major new functionality for communications, events and membership.In addition to the thankQ application, ESiT will provide NACVS with a webMiT powered, database driven website, which will be fully integrated with the main web site. This will enable the general public to quickly find accurate, up to date information on organisations offering services in their local areas as well as book places on to NACVS’ events (using the secure payment processing function). Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 January 2006 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

500,000 supporters have now opted in to RNLI

first_img Howard Lake | 8 February 2018 | News She pointed to some of the benefits already enjoyed as a result of the move.‘We’ve already seen some incredibly positive impacts of moving to opt-in communications”, she said. “Our summer appeal in 2016 was the first appeal that went out to our newly opted in supporter database. It far exceeded our expectations, raising £545,000 with a response rate of 32% compared to a target of raising £200,000 and a response rate of 10%.“Also, our 2017 Christmas appeal has exceeded its income target by almost £300,000. We believe these results were achieved as the appeals – like all of our communications activity now – went only to people who’d actively given their consent to be contacted by the RNLI.” Tagged with: ethics Fundraising Preference Service Fundraising Regulator opt-in RNLI One tick – RNLI’s opt-in campaign message 500,000 supporters have now opted in to RNLI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis62  248 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis62 More on opt-in and legitimate interestBritish Red Cross commits to opt-in only for telephone fundraising (1 March 2016)Rethink Mental Illness to move to opt-in communications (21 June 2016)Worried about your opt-in opt-out strategy? (28 March 2017)New working party formed to clarity legitimate interest (31 March 2017) Anjie Rook, Director of Business Services and Support at RNLI 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  247 total views,  1 views today Lifesaving charity RNLI has this week attracted its 500,000th opted-in supporter. It was the first major UK charity to adopt an opt-in only approach to communications.The charity moved to opt-in communications on 1 January 2017, so it has taken 13 months to reach the half a million figure for opted-in supporters. From that date the charity was committed to contacting supporters only if they had given their consent for the charity to do so.When opting in to receive communications from the RNLI, members of the public can choose how they want to be contacted – by post, email, phone, or a combination of all three.SEE ALSO: Working group set up to support charities’ move to opt-in communications (18 January 2016)The move was made ahead of the full introduction of the European GDPR, with its significant overhaul of individuals’ data rights and organisations’ responsibilities, and in the wake of a series of media and political criticisms of some charities’ fundraising methods and communications with donors.Both the RNLI and Cancer Research UK, which adopted a similar approach, presented the switch as a positive, donor-focused move that would benefit the organisation over the longer term.The prompt move was questioned by some fundraisers and commentators as too early, before the full guidance on GDPR had become clear and before the introduction by the Fundraising Regulator of the Fundraising Preference Service for donors. But one 2016 survey had found that the public supported an opt-in approach to charity communications. More clarity on legitimate interest neededAt the same time, the RNLI is encouraging the Fundraising Regulator to provide greater clarity around the use of Legitimate Interest in the new regulation.Rook continued: “We feel it is important that the Fundraising Regulator provides more clarity to charities to define what constitutes an acceptable use of Legitimate Interest. The current wording contained within the Code of Fundraising Practice is open to interpretation and may not serve to discourage unethical fundraising practices.“The more clarity and guidance that can be provided, the better prepared charities will be for this major change in regulation. Of course, there are justifiable uses of Legitimate Interest for charities, but it’s important that there is no confusion around how it should be used. It’s vital that charities take an ethical approach to fundraising and look after supporters’ data in a responsible way. This is what we’re striving for at the RNLI.” ‘The right thing to do”Anjie Rook, Director of Business Services and Support at the RNLI, emphasised that the decision to switch to an opt-in style of communications was based on the fact that “we knew it was the right thing to do. Having the trust of our supporters is absolutely vital to us and we’ll do everything we can to protect and maintain that trust.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Marler Haley offers £400 prize in its annual charity competition

first_imgMarler Haley offers £400 prize in its annual charity competition  161 total views,  3 views today  162 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Exhibition display provider Marler Haley has launched its annual charity competition offering three prizes to the winning charities.The winning charity will win a £400 Marler Haley voucher to spend on marketing displays from their range. The difference this year will be runners up in second and third place will also win prizes too.Second place will receive a £100 Marler Haley voucher, with third place receiving a free roller banner respectively.The competition is now open for registered charities from UK or Ireland until 5th September 2019.Three finalists will be chosen, all with a guaranteed prize at this point. The winner of the main £400 voucher will be decided by a public vote. Based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, Marler Haley is a supplier of exhibition and display equipment to many charities and businesses in the UK. Unlreated to this competition, the company offers registered charities 10% off every purchase: details are featured on their charity displays page. Last year’s winnerTeamwork Trust won last year’s competition ahead of The British Heart Foundation and The Elizabeth Foundation.Caroline Prior, from Teamwork Trust said:“Marler Haley stands will ensure we are able to portray a professional image at events and conferences, allowing us to attract new members, customers and to fundraise effectively.“We know the impact of winning £500 worth of displays will be not only be financial, but also increase our pride in being part of such a great team.” Advertisement Tagged with: Promotional win AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 13 August 2019 | News How to enter1. Answer the question: What impact would winning £400 worth of marketing displays have on your charity?2. Post your answer: on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or as a blog post on your website including the hashtag #MHCharityComp in your post.3. Let Marler Haley know you’ve entered by tagging them @MarlerHaley in your post or email a link of the post you have made to [email protected] will be entered into the competition if you fulfil their terms and conditions.The Annual Charity Competition is open for entries from 5 July to 5 September 2019 for registered charities in the UK and Ireland.The public poll runs from 9 – 20 September, and the winners will be informed on 25 September 2019.last_img read more

In Boston pro-choice forces defy right wing

first_imgJune 2 — Around 100 pro-choice activists gathered in the Boston Common to confront a group of anti-abortion extremists attempting to hold a rally and march there. The action was initiated by Boston Feminists for Liberation.The activists took control of the Parkman Bandstand where the right wing was planning to speak. The right wingers quickly called for backup, hiding behind the police in order to set up their sound system.An undercover police officer used pepper spray in an attempt to force an activist retreat, and seven pro-choice demonstrators were arrested over the course of the day. Witnesses reported several instances of the police allowing right-wing provocateurs to escape into the crowded park while their victims were arrested. Despite the constantly increasing police presence protecting the right wing, pro-choice activists continued to march and hold space around the bandstand and chant “Pro-life, that’s a lie! You don’t care if women die!” and “Queer, straight, Black, white, let’s unite for abortion rights!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Los jefes obtienen la mayor parte del paquete de estímulo

first_img27 de marzo – El llamado proyecto de ley de estímulo, que proporciona $2 billones como respuesta al colapso económico capitalista provocado por la pandemia del coronavirus COVID-19, pasó hoy a la Cámara de Representantes y fue al presidente para su firma.La representante Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) Pide una devolución de $30.000 en deuda estudiantil, sin éxito en esta ronda.El proyecto de ley final, en comparación con el propuesto a principios de semana y respaldado por todos los republicanos, hizo algunos pequeños aumentos en las cantidades asignadas para aliviar las condiciones de los trabajadores. La mayor cantidad, al menos $500 mil millones, está destinada a rescatar a las principales corporaciones de EE. UU. y se distribuirá a discreción de la administración Trump pro-negocios. Se supone que otros $350 mil millones rescatarán a las pequeñas empresas de la bancarrota.Al igual que el rescate financiero de los grandes bancos en 2008-09, este proyecto de ley es otro ejemplo de la clase dominante capitalista aprovechando una crisis para obtener una mayor porción de la riqueza.Los lectores deben tener en cuenta que toda la riqueza es creada por la clase trabajadora y que es el trabajo de los trabajadores, de todas las nacionalidades y grupos étnicos, todos los géneros y sexualidades, e incluso millones de inmigrantes, lo que produce valor.Los capitalistas ricos saben que pueden confiar en los republicanos para defender y proteger sus intereses de clase. También pueden confiar en el liderazgo demócrata. Ambos partidos representaron a los capitalistas en la lucha de clases que tuvo lugar sobre este proyecto de ley, que continuará con paquetes similares en el futuro.En el Congreso, solo una pequeña sección del ala izquierda del Partido Demócrata, fuerzas principalmente representadas por la candidatura de Bernie Sanders, el “Escuadrón” en la Cámara y sus aliados, planteó demandas que representaban las necesidades de la clase trabajadora para sobrevivir no solo la pandemia sino a la ruina económica.Por ejemplo, aumentaron la cantidad y la amplitud de la cobertura de desempleo durante un período temporal y que debes haber perdido tu trabajo debido a COVID-19. No te pagan si tú mismo determinas que el trabajo es peligroso. Se agregarán $600 por semana al máximo de desempleo regular. También habrá un pago de $1200 para la mayoría de los adultos y $500 por cada niño. Sanders pidió $2000 por mes durante la crisis.Las últimas estadísticas muestran que un número cada vez mayor de trabajadores están desempleados, con 3,3 millones tratando de solicitar un seguro de desempleo en la última semana. Es perfectamente razonable que los trabajadores desempleados reciban un ingreso estable durante la duración de su desempleo.También se supone que el seguro de desempleo, y esto fue una verdadera concesión a la clase trabajadora, debe pagarse a los trabajadores por turnos, los trabajadores a tiempo parcial, los trabajadores que reciben propinas, aquellos que han sido excluidos de la compensación tradicional por desempleo. Si bien esto solo durará durante la pandemia, y existen obstáculos para obtener estos pagos, plantea la pregunta: ¿por qué no hacer esto todo el tiempo?En la mayoría de los casos, la deuda estudiantil se pospondrá mientras dure la crisis. El representante Ilhan Oman y otros miembros del Escuadrón propusieron perdonar los primeros $30,000 de deuda estudiantil.El 26 de marzo, el New York Times intentó un seccion de Preguntas & Respuestas sobre los puntos en el proyecto de ley, sin comentar sobre cómo una administración hostil a la clase obrera tomaría decisiones. ( – en inglés)Un gigante despertado por el peligroSi bien la clase trabajadora solo tiene una representación indirecta en el Congreso, y eso por una pequeña minoría, esta pandemia muestra un lado diferente de los trabajadores y provoca ira contra los capitalistas y su sistema.Algunos empleados pueden trabajar desde casa y mantener sus trabajos. La mayoría no puede. Y aquellos que realmente fabrican o entregan bienes o servicios necesarios ahora pueden verse como esenciales para el funcionamiento de la sociedad moderna. Hoy incluso tienen que hacer su trabajo mientras corren el riesgo adicional de contraer COVID-19.En la línea del frente están los trabajadores de salud de todo tipo que están en contacto directo y cercano con aquellos enfermos por el virus.Hay trabajadores de venta minorista de alimentos en contacto directo con el público en general. Al menos en Nueva York, hay trabajadores, a menudo inmigrantes recientes, en bicicletas que entregan alimentos a los hogares.Están los agricultores y los trabajadores agrícolas que aseguran el suministro de alimentos y todos los de las corporaciones privadas de reparto a la Oficina de Correos de los Estados Unidos, que traen bienes a los hogares donde la población se refugia en sus viviendas. Hay trabajadores de saneamiento, bomberos, trabajadores de mantenimiento y trabajadores de transporte público que brindan otros servicios absolutamente necesarios, y los maestros que han adaptado sus habilidades al aprendizaje por Internet y todos los demás que son los héroes actuales de nuestra clase.Cuando el presidente amenazó la vida de todos al establecer una fecha arbitraria, el 13 de abril, para “volver al trabajo” de modo que “la cura no sea peor que la enfermedad”, la clase trabajadora sabía que los capitalistas que Trump representa no se preocupan por su salud y seguridad: solo se preocupan por las ganancias que producen los trabajadores.Trump mostró por primera vez su indiferencia a la gente común el 26 de marzo al negarse a completar un contrato con General Motors y Ventec Life Systems para producir 80.000 ventiladores cuando escuchó que costarían $1 mil millones. Mientras tanto, los hospitales de la ciudad de Nueva York están duplicando el uso de ventiladores al conectarlos a dos personas a la vez. Tuvo suficiente presión sobre Trump que renovó el trato y le gritó a General Motors.Hasta ahora, la lucha de clases ha estado contenida en los acuerdos realizados en el Congreso sin intervención directa de los trabajadores. Los capitalistas tienen la ventaja en el Congreso.Pero hay agitaciones en todo el país: acciones laborales de aquellos que aún trabajan y conversaciones sobre negarse a volver a trabajar cuando se les ordena. Esto es especialmente si ese retorno se basa en los caprichos del presidente y las necesidades de los capitalistas para reanudar sus ganancias.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Amidst Frost and Rainfall Indiana Harvest Inches Forward

first_img By Andy Eubank – Nov 24, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter Amidst Frost and Rainfall Indiana Harvest Inches Forward Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Amidst Frost and Rainfall Indiana Harvest Inches Forward SHARE Frosty weather and snow flurries were a mixed blessing for Indiana farmers for the week ending November 23, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Average temperatures ranged from 23 to 34 degrees, and from 17 degrees to 11 degrees below normal. The lowest recorded temperature for the week was 4 degrees; the highest, 65 degrees. The statewide average temperature for the week was 28.2 degrees, 13.1 degrees below normal. Recorded precipitation ranged from 0.11 to 2.00 inches with a statewide average of 0.55 inches.By region, corn harvested for grain was 91% in the North, 90% in Central, 93% in the South, and 91% statewide. By region, soybeans harvested was 97% in the North, 96% in Central, 94% in the South, and a state completion of 96%. By region, winter wheat emerged was 89% in North, 83% in Central, and 89% in the South.With the arrival of freezing weather, some fields that had standing water were able to freeze over this week, enabling farmers to get into their fields to harvest. Although snow fell on crops in some parts of the state, strong winds kept many of those fields clear for harvest through the middle of the week. Conditions to harvest didn’t last long, as the weekend heralded a spat of soggy weather that brought most fieldwork back to a halt. Farmers are applying fertilizer as they can, and limited tillage was seen in regions warm and dry enough to accommodate it. Livestock are doing well, though the hard freeze has seen many livestock turned over to hay sooner than expected for the season. Grain hauling has become a complicated matter in some areas where elevators are full or running at reduced hours, but continues as best as farmers can manage.Source: NASS Previous articleNew Faces of Farming to Help Set the Record StraightNext articleNFU Calls Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a Serious Disappointment Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Some Food for the Bulls

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Sep 25, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Some Food for the Bulls Some Food for the BullsJim BowerAfter weeks of bearish market news, there is some bullish news the market. As more and more combines begin to move, we are getting more actual yield data. Jim Bower, with Bower Trading, says yields last week began to shift, “We have seen the yield numbers come in much lower than they have the past few weeks. Some of the corn yields that have been called into our office have been in the 140 bpa to 150 bpa area.” Bower said soybean yields have also been lower, “So I am going to stick my neck out here and say I do not think this crop is the crop we saw last year. There are just too many dry pockets and too many delays.”Two other factors that are beginning to give the market more hope are weather related. Bower says, right now, there is a serious drought developing in Australia’s wheat crop, “They need a rain bad in about 40% of their wheat country. If they do not get some rain soon, their production could drop to 17 MMT, well below what it has been over the last decade.” Australia is a major wheat supplier to China, and a short crop could benefit the U.S. and Canada.There is also a dryness concern in Brazil, which is getting ready to plant its soybean crop. “They need to see some rain by the middle of October in order to get this crop in the ground,” said Bower. A delay could hurt the production; that would have a major market impact.For more market strategy information, contact Bower Trading at 800-533-8045 or Some Food for the Bulls This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS. TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. SHARE Previous articleFarm Science Review Brings Partners and Producers TogetherNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for September 25, 2017 Gary Truittlast_img read more

Audit of coroners and cemeteries sought to establish number of unidentified…

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Linkedin Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleWATCH: Cian Lynch shows off his skills to promote Team Limerick Clean UpNext articleTom Savage: Good clubs are built on the work and character of men like Billy Holland David Raleigh WhatsAppcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live A LABOUR TD has called on the Minister for Justice to appoint an agency to carry out a national audit of coroners and cemeteries to establish the number of unidentified bodies in the State, in order to try to help families of missing persons perhaps find their missing loved ones.The call, by Deputy Duncan Smith, comes exactly a month after gardai informed the family of Limerick man Denis Walsh – who was declared missing for 25 years – that his unidentified remains had actually been found four weeks after he went missing on March 9th, 1996.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It also emerged Mr Walsh’s remains were held in storage at the Mortuary at University Hospital Galway for 18 years, before being laid to rest at a Galway County Council communal graveyard in Bohermore, in 2014.Gardai were notified on February 5th last, that because of advances in DNA profiling, it could be confirmed that human remains found on the shore at Inis Mor, on April 7, 1996, were that of Mr Walsh.Denis Walsh’s family continue to ask questions as to how his body was not identified sooner, and why they had not been informed at the time of an unidentified partial body being found.Mr Walsh’s parents said they dropped flyers with Denis’s photograph into Garda stations in Galway the day before discovery of remains on Inis Mor.The couple returned to Galway a month later to drop more flyers around Galway, a day before gardai appealed for information on RTE Crimeline about the discovery of their son’s unidentified remains.“There was no connection made, as far as we can see,” Denis Walsh’s brother, Paul, told this reporter last month.“How come the gardaí at the time did not join up the dots sooner? Did no garda in Galway check what people were reported missing around that time, and was no garda in Limerick aware of a body being found in Galway? I’m not satisfied,” added the deceased’s heartbroken Denis Walsh snr.The family have sought permission to exhume Mr Walsh’s remains and lay him to rest finally in his native Limerick.Many other families of missing persons have now been left pondering whether their missing loved one’s remains have been buried or are they still be held in storage.In a statement today, Deputy Duncan Smith said: “In Ireland, there are 823 missing persons files open. However, there is no record of how many remains have been interred in cemeteries, or remain in morgues, as the current rules regulating coroners does not compel them to report unidentified remains to a central system.““There is no one individual or authority with responsibility for collating all the unidentified remains that have been found in this country. We literally do not know how many unidentified remains have been interred in cemeteries or remain in morgues as rules regulating coroners does not compel them to report unidentified remains to a central repository.”“This is set against a total of 823 current missing persons files currently open, the oldest dating back to 1951.“Deputy Smith said coroners “are not compelled“ to report how many unidentified bodies are in the country, “which has led to the perverse situation where families of missing persons must go to individual coroners’ and graveyards to seek information relating to their loved one”.“One family described this process as like going to 40 lost and found desks. At a time of horrendous heartbreak, it’s simply unacceptable that families of missing persons would be treated this way by the State,” he said.“I am calling on the Minister for Justice to right this wrong for families. If coroners cannot find out the ‘how’, they certainly don’t have to find out the who.”“The Corners must be compelled to keep records of unidentified bodies, identifying the cause of their death and opening a system that would reunite the remains of these people with their family and loved ones.““The media has gone above the call of duty for many of these families, searching for answers to these harrowing stories of loss. Instead of having families turn to journalists and the media to solve the mystery of missing persons, the State must play an active role in trying to solve these cases and bring truth to families after the headlines have moved on.” Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter Facebook LimerickNewsAudit of coroners and cemeteries sought to establish number of unidentified remains, in order to help bring closure for families of missing personsBy David Raleigh – March 6, 2021 107 Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Islanders go to the polls in Donegal SW by-election

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSt Johnston man vows to fight council bid to demolish homeNext article17 year old arrested after police are attacked during Derry alert News Highland Islanders go to the polls in the Donegal South West by-election today, with polling stations on Arranmore, Tory, Gola, Inishfree and Inishboffin opening at 10.30 this morning.Voting will close on Arranmore at 7.30 this evening, and on the other islands at 3 o’clock this afternoon. By News Highland – November 22, 2010 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Islanders go to the polls in Donegal SW by-election Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsAppcenter_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Google+ Google+ Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitterlast_img read more