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Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Who should be England’s centres?

first_imgEngland have better options to start in midfield at RWC 2015, but Slade is a good squad choice given his ability to play fly-half, centre and full-back. Bringing him into the England environment means he can get to grips with the game plan and come 2019 he is sure to be a crucial member of the team.The other option that allows England to have a kicking game at 12 is to play Owen Farrell there with George Ford at fly-half. The flair of Ford is balanced by the pragmatism of Farrell, who also delivers on the goalkicking and defence fronts, although it didn’t prove successful against Samoa in November.On the defensive: Brad Barritt wraps up Quade Cooper during England’s win over AustraliaDEFENCEBrad Barritt may not have been given any column inches in the attack analysis but he tops the charts in defence. A long-time favourite of Lancaster’s, Barritt’s solidity and reliability without the ball has stood out for both England and Saracens.When Lancaster set about repairing England’s damaged reputation in 2012, Barritt was the perfect man to build the team’s defence around. He has a 97% tackle success rate in the league so far this season – a statistic that none of his rivals come close to – and there is no questioning his commitment and professionalism. But he’s even less likely to pass the ball than Tuilagi and lacks either the power or the footwork to put opposition defences in much of a quandary.As for Eastmond’s 40-minute nightmare in Hamilton in June, that should be considered a blip, the defensive blunders more of a team issue than an individual one. After all, two weeks earlier he stood firm in the face of the All Blacks attack – his ability to get low in the tackle allowing him to heave down bigger men.Defence shouldn’t be seen as a weakness of either Eastmond or Joseph. The Bath pair’s tackle percentages were in the mid to late 80s for the first six league games of this season.Tuilagi loves to make a big hit and has a tendency to rush out of the defensive line to do just that. It’s a trait that did Brian O’Driscoll little harm during his 15-year Test career, although the Irishman was arguably more adept at reading game situations than the younger man. O’Driscoll would risk doing it to snuff out an attack, Tuilagi likes imposing himself physically and doesn’t always time such charges effectively.A good use of his time while he’s sidelined with a groin injury would be video analysis: take match situations and look at when to stay in the defensive line and when to bolt forward. Better decision-making would help him and his team-mates.Bright spark: Kyle Eastmond darts through the South Africa defenceCONCLUSIONSo who to pick? It comes back to that question of balance. Given the physicality of modern-day Test rugby, there needs to be a big, powerful player in midfield. Play two of this type, however, and the back-line’s creativity is limited. Pick two playmakers and you risk being outmuscled. The solution is to have a combination of the two: a clever footballer allied with brute force.In England terms, nobody provides the latter better than Tuilagi. Yes, he has flaws but they are heavily outweighed by the attacking threat he offers. Even the All Blacks struggle to contain the 17st 8lb centre – he almost single-handedly turned the 2012 Test at Twickenham in England’s favour.As for a player to prise open defences in a subtler manner, Eastmond can do that. With so many teams following the ‘bigger is better’ route, picking a player who doesn’t fit the stereotype is a shrewd move. When the man himself doesn’t know what he’s going to do until the last moment, how can a defender plan for it?An Eastmond-Tuilagi 12-13 combination is lacking in the kicking department, but it is a pairing that will worry opponents. Too often in the past ten years England have resorted to ‘defence is the best form of attack’; now is the time to turn that philosophy on its head. BALANCE. IT’S a word used often in every-day life: work-life balance, balanced diet, balance of power. In sports teams, balance is key too. Simply throwing the most talented players together is not always the best course of action. There needs to be a mix of skills and for the players chosen to complement each other.Getting the right balance in England‘s centres has long been a challenge for the national coaches. Will Greenwood and Mike Tindall provided the perfect yin-yang centre pairing when England ruled world rugby in 2003, but since they last started a Test together in March 2004 no duo has got comfortable in the white 12 and 13 jerseys. Numerous players have been tried – 26, to be exact, have started in either of the centre positions – but finding a settled partnership has proved elusive.The sound of the clock ticking down to next year’s World Cup is surely echoing loudly in head coach Stuart Lancaster’s ears and nailing down a midfield pairing will be at the top of his list of priorities. We thought we’d offer a helping hand by analysing the contenders…ATTACKIn terms of danger men, there are few that come close to Manu Tuilagi. Yes, his distribution has been called into question but when you continually break the gain-line and put defenders on their backsides you don’t always need to pass; you can make it across the whitewash on your own. He scored five tries in nine Aviva Premiership games last term – a better return than any of his midfield rivals.There’s no doubt passing is an area of his game that needs work, but he has already shown improvement in recent years. He used to hold onto the ball like a toddler clinging to their favourite cuddly toy but these days he does at least look to offload when going into contact, even though the accuracy when he releases the ball can be wayward.Key figure: Manu Tuilagi troubles the New Zealand defence during the June Test seriesIf Tuilagi needs inspiration he need only look at Ma’a Nonu. The All Blacks centre was once seen as a battering ram but now has a much more rounded game, upping his passing and even his kicking skills. The latter might be a little much to ask of Tuilagi, for now at least!At the other end of the attacking spectrum is Kyle Eastmond. The Bath man chooses to go round rather than through defenders, thanks to his low centre of gravity and footwork that Michael Flatley would be proud of. The fact he’s more Tom Cruise than Chris Hemsworth means he’s harder for the big guys to bring down too; they have to get low or risk being pinged for a high tackle.What’s most impressive about Eastmond, however, is his reading of the game. He is happy to come in at first receiver or position himself in a wider channel, spotting opportunities and backing himself to take them. Perhaps it’s the fact that his formative years were spent in rugby league that mean he’s comfortable taking risks, while many union academy graduates have been taught to follow a prescribed formula. Whatever it is, he’s been the form English centre this season and has skills – physical and mental – that others simply cannot match. He’s not selfish either, as happy creating a try as scoring one.Eastmond’s centre partner at Bath, Jonathan Joseph, can testify to that, often finding himself on the right end of a scoring offload. Mike Catt has long been a fan of Joseph, coaching him at London Irish. The 23-year-old is a silky runner with pace and soft hands, while he also wins praise from Catt for his low error count.Luther Burrell is probably the most rounded contender. Big, strong and physical, he doesn’t quite have the same destructive impact as Tuilagi with ball in hand – few in the world game do – but he is still a handful for defenders to deal with.His distribution is underrated, mainly because he hasn’t had the chance to play at 12 for England, the position he fills so successfully at Northampton. He runs great support lines and should reap the benefits if played in tandem with Tuilagi or Eastmond, as they would with Burrell’s offloading game.Blond ambition: Billy Twelvetrees offers a kicking option but hasn’t been consistentKICKINGNone of the players discussed are renowned for having a varied kicking game. They can do it if necessary but none tend to get huge distance when they put boot to ball or mix things up with the odd chip or grubber.Eastmond might be a playmaker with his hands but Lancaster has more often turned to Billy Twelvetrees as a more traditional second five-eighth for his kicking ability. On paper the Gloucester man appears the perfect inside-centre; in reality his inconsistent performances mean you never know what you’re going to get and neither do those playing alongside him. He’s been given more than his fair share of chances and has failed to regularly deliver, so he should be dispensed with before the World Cup.When it comes to this type of player, Henry Slade is the best long-term selection. The fly-half, 21, has been playing at 13 for Exeter and the extra time on the ball allows him to show the variety in his game. It’s early in his career but he has great hands and a cultured left foot. With more mixing and matching in the autumn, this debate on England’s midfield options is as relevant now as it was when published in Rugby World last month LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img If everyone is fit, Eastmond and Tuilagi should start against Fiji next September, with Burrell on the bench. That combination can deliver success at RWC 2015. It has the right balance.This article appeared in the December 2014 edition of Rugby World magazine. Click here for the latest subscription offers. 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Rugby Strength and Conditioning: A Guide from Rugby World

first_img Many gym-goers base their strength and conditioning training on muscle groups (legs day, chest day, back day, arms day etc) but this is a flawed plan as muscles need to work together to produce movement. So really we should train movements not muscles, writes Simon Nainby.There are six basic movement patterns that we all use in our daily lives and when playing rugby. They are:Squat, Bend, Push, Pull, Twist and Single LegWe group these movements together to perform skills on the pitch such as scrummaging (squat, bend and push), rucking (squat, bend, push, pull) and mauling (squat, single leg, push, pull).Practising good form in these patterns in the gym will allow the moves to become second nature so that when under pressure in a game, you will find it second nature to hit a ruck with a flat back or land from a lineout without turning your knees and ankles in.Knowing these movement patterns and the exercises that train them will help you plan your training sessions to ensure you are efficient in what you do on the pitch.Is It Time To Rethink Strength & Conditioning In Rugby?Here are some rugby strength and conditioning sample exercise videos:Strength and conditioning: SquatThis is a key movement pattern for virtually all sports. It builds strength primarily in the legs and hips (but also core strength) but importantly it develops balance, co-ordination and even flexibility. Done properly squats will help prevent injury as they strengthen the hips, knees and ankles to stay in the correct alignment.Sample exercises:Back SquatFront SquatOverhead SquatStrength and conditioning: PushThe upper body movement of pushing an object away from the body or the body away from an object such as a hand off. There are 2 forms of push – horizontal (arms in front of the chest) and vertical (arms above the head) and they can be done with one hand or two.Sample exercises:Jammer PressBench PressArnold Shoulder PressOverhead PressStrength and conditioning: PullAn upper body movement pulling the body towards something or pulling something towards the body.  Again this can be horizontal or vertical and one hand or two.Sample exercises:Pull upsSuppine PullStrength and conditioning: BendBending at the waist is something we constantly do in rugby as we pick up a ball, tackle, hit a ruck or scrummage or before we jump.  It is also a major source of injury and back pain so learning to keep a natural curve in the lower back as we bend and shoulders squeezed back is very important.Sample exercises: Strength and conditioning training based on muscle movements rather than muscle groups Stephen Moore of the Wallabies spots team mate Wycliff Palu as he bench presses during an Australian Wallabies strength training session (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) Romanian Deadlift Good MorningStrength and conditioning: Single LegAnything done on one leg which for the most part is running but also includes the following exercises:Step UpBulgarian Split squatLungeOne Leg SquatSingle Leg Romanian Dead LiftStrength and conditioning: TwistRugby involves not only twisting through the torso such as when passing but also resisting twisting movements such as props resisting each other in a scrummage.Sample exercises:Twists: Medicine Ball TwistPush Up and RotateStrength and conditioning: CombosOnce you have good technique in each pattern you can start putting them together in combination exercises that work more than one pattern just as happens on the pitch.Sample exercises:Deadlift – Pull & BendPowerclean – Pull, Bend, SquatGlute Band – Squat & PushPress/Push Press/Jerk – Push, SquatBurpee – Push, Bend, SquatCheck out more Fitness articles herecenter_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Five things to watch in the European Champions Cup

first_imgThe opening weekend of the Heineken Cup is upon us and Jacob Whitehead highlights some key questions for this season’s tournament LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Five things to watch in the European Champions Cup Will Exeter show any signs of snapping their European hoodoo? The Champions Cup has not been a happy hunting ground for Exeter Chiefs. In six European appearances, all they can show for their efforts is a solitary quarter-final in 2015-16, failing to emerge from their group on every other occasion.Seeing as their form has been so dominant in the Gallagher Premiership over recent seasons, this discrepancy is deeply puzzling. This week will see an early test as they travel to the Bay of Biscay to face La Rochelle, a freewheeling side who haven’t quite hit their straps yet this season.New boy: Stuart Hogg in action for Exeter Chiefs (Getty Images)The danger for Exeter is that they tripped up last season in a similar situation, losing 29-25 to Castres in their second pool game – a result which was the difference as they failed to escape the group.Exeter signed marquee players such as Stuart Hogg in part to give them European X-factor – will he inspire them out of their pool? Or will La Rochelle’s all-star back-line, comprised of Kiwi, Fijian and French talent, ambush the Chiefs?What sort of side will Saracens be this season? The punishment given to Saracens this week for breaching the salary cap rules is one of the biggest stories in rugby this decade. Fined more than £5m and docked 35 points by Premiership Rugby, it looks as if survival will be the name of the game for the men in black this season.Indeed, the defending champions failed to send any representation to last Wednesday’s Champions Cup launch, which came the day after the sanctions were announced. Director of rugby Mark McCall admitted that avoiding Premiership relegation was the club’s priority, and that they may have to sacrifice any continental ambitions.However, there is hope for Saracens. A young side, shorn of international talent and led by Manu Vunipola at fly-half, has performed impressively with their backs against the wall. First the academy graduates won with the last kick of the game against London Irish, before claiming a stunning win against a full-strength Gloucester at Kingsholm, cursed all the way by a raucous Shed stand.This week’s challenge will be even tougher, with Saracens expected to play the same group of players in Paris against Racing 92. The new La Défense Arena is one of the most intimidating venues in club rugby, while Racing themselves were Champions Cup finalists as recently as 2018’s showpiece. A chastening Sunday afternoon could await.Can a French club challenge? Speaking of Racing, they will be one of the two prime French contenders in the competition this year. Finn Russell will be more settled in his second year at the club, whilst Virimi Vakatawa was in the form of his life at the World Cup. Juan Imhoff, Teddy Thomas and Simon Zebo are a box-office back three.Attacking threat: Racing wing Teddy Thomas runs in a try (Getty Images)However, the best performing French side in Europe last year were Toulouse, who have spearheaded the current youth movement in French rugby. They sensationally defeated Leinster away, and although they fell to the same side in the semi-finals, will back themselves to be potential winners this year.Romain Ntamack was in ominously good form in a 34-8 win over Clermont Auvergne this week, whilst Thomas Ramos, Sofiane Guitoune and Antoine Dupont (probably the best scrum-half in the northern hemisphere right now) should all start for France. With the glue of New Zealanders Jerome Kaino and Charlie Faumuina in the forwards, they are approaching completeness as a team.Related: Toulouse trio Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamack and Thomas Ramos Contenders: Players at the Champions Cup launch in Cardiff (Getty Images) center_img They will travel to Johan Ackermann’s Gloucester on Friday night in the pick of the weekend’s games. Pass that tough test, and they’ll be favourites to win Pool Five.Will the Ospreys fly the flag for Wales? This year the Ospreys are the only Welsh team competing in the Champions Cup, after they beat the Scarlets 21-10 in the play-off between the two fourth-ranked teams in the Pro14.However, European competition seems to have arrived at the worst possible time for the region, who have lost five of their last six games. Southern Kings won away in Swansea this weekend – so how will Ospreys cope with being in a tough group with Munster, Saracens and Racing 92?Bad run: Ospreys lost to Southern Kings at the weekend (Getty Images)They have a massive injury list, including long-term absentees Gareth Anscombe and Cory Allen, but it will be interesting to see how some of the region’s young stars will cope at the highest level of club competition.Centre Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler is tipped for the highest honours, whilst scrum-half Harri Morgan is a real livewire. Could they save Welsh face and shock Munster this weekend?Related: Hotshot Tiaan Thomas-WheelerNorthampton and Lyon are both in brilliant domestic form – who will crack? When running through French contenders for the European Cup I omitted one team – Lyon – whose recent performances in the Top 14 have seen them top the table with only one loss all season.They face Northampton, who suffered their first loss of the season last weekend away at Bath, and have looked like the early Premiership pacesetters. Saints have uncovered a golden generation of young talent, which included giant prop Ehren Painter, scrum-half Alex Mitchell, stand-off James Grayson, centre Fraser Dingwall and full-back George Furbank.This group of players showed a small taste of what they were capable of in last year’s Premiership, but seem to have come into their own after a whole pre-season of working with Chris Boyd, who showed his penchant for youth development at both New Zealand U20 and the Hurricanes.Lyon’s doughty forwards were fairly untouched by the World Cup and have new signing Demba Bamba back from a thigh injury, ready to show why he’s one of the most highly-rated talents in French rugby.Josua Tuisova and Taqele Naiyaravoro may face off on opposing wings – imagine the impact that could result in. This weekend an unstoppable force will meet an immovable object (at least based off domestic form) and one will have to give. 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Un ministerio que sirve a los obreros agrícolas mediante los…

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Un ministerio que sirve a los obreros agrícolas mediante los sacramentos y la acción comunitaria 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Por Lynette WilsonPosted Oct 13, 2014 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Los obreros agrícolas usan pantalones, mangas largas y guantes para trabajar en los campos, en parte para protegerse del contacto con pesticidas. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Newton Grove, Carolina del Norte] En una mañana lluviosa y húmeda de mediados de septiembre, cinco horas antes de la eucaristía dominical del mediodía en la iglesia de la Sagrada Familia [Sacred Family], el Rdo. Tony Rojas se puso detrás del volante de una furgoneta blanca y comenzó a hacer las rondas para recoger a obreros agrícolas de los campamentos situados detrás de autopistas y carreteras. entre las casas rodantes, dobles y sencillas, y las más señoriales viviendas de ladrillo de la Carolina del Norte rural.Recogió a hombres como Abraham Cruz, de 47 años, oriundo del estado de Tlaxcala, en la zona centro-oriental de México, que durante los últimos siete años ha viajado a Estados Unidos con una visa de obrero agrícola temporal para trabajar de ocho a 12 horas diarias en los campos, plantando y cosechando pepinos, sandías, tabaco y batatas. Las ganancias de Cruz sirven para sostener a su familia en México, a la que él ve dos o tres meses al año.A lo largo de los últimos 18 años, Rojas ha levantado el Ministerio Episcopal del Obrero Agrícola, un ministerio conjunto de las diócesis de Carolina del Norte y del Este, con un terreno de más de 6 hectáreas en la calle Easy en Newton Grove. El ministerio sirve a obreros agrícolas de 47 campamentos esparcidos a través de los condados de Sampson, Harnett y Johnston.La edad de los obreros agrícolas suele oscilar entre 18 y 19 años hasta más de 50. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Los hombres llegan temprano en furgonetas o en autobuses escolares que han sido retirados del servicio para recibir, del ministerio, clases de inglés como segundo idioma, cortes de pelo, servicios de inmigración y asesoría legal o en materia de impuestos, y para jugar fútbol. Los obreros agrícolas, que pasan seis días trabajando en los campos con camisas de mangas largas y pantalones para protegerse del contacto con los pesticidas, los domingos cambian su atuendo a shorts, suéteres y zapatos de fútbol, preparándose para un torneo anual de un día entero de duración organizado por el ministerio.El ministerio comenzó en 1982 cuando una sola asistente social identificó una necesidad y, desde su auto, comenzó a distribuir ropa y artículos de aseo personal a los obreros agrícolas. En la actualidad, con un ministerio sacramental que incluye tres congregaciones de misión y más de 20 programas de extensión social, el ministerio llega directamente a 3.500 obreros agrícolas y afecta positivamente la vida de otros mil.Hay alrededor de 150.000 obreros agrícolas, la mayoría de ellos procedentes de México, que trabajan en los campos de Carolina del Norte; algunos documentados, algunos indocumentados. El ministerio atiende a todos ellos por igual.El ofrecer sacramentos y asistencia social a los obreros agrícolas, independientemente de su estatus migratorio, se basa en el llamado del Pacto Bautismal a “luchar por la justicia y la paz entre todos los pueblos y a respectar la dignidad de todo ser humano”.Al concentrarse en los sacramentos y en la extensión social, el ministerio sigue siendo “bipartidista”, dijo Michael Curry, obispo de Carolina del Norte, durante una entrevista con ENS en su oficina de Raleigh, la capital del estado. “Esa es la obra de Jesús que tanto republicanos como demócratas pueden hacer”.Curry ha pedido públicamente una reforma migratoria que reuniría a las familias, pero la promoción social de la Iglesia en pro de la justicia para los obreros agrícolas o de la reforma migratoria a nivel del estado está coordinada a través del Consejo de Iglesias de Carolina del Norte, del cual las diócesis de Carolina del Norte Septentrional, Oriental y Occidental, son todas miembros.Los obreros agrícolas se dirigen a los campos al amanecer a recoger batatas en grandes cantidades para llenar camiones como éstos. Foto de Christine McTaggart/Diócesis de Carolina del Norte.La agricultura tiene un rico legado en Carolina del Norte que, en la actualidad, ocupa el quinto lugar en toda la nación con 3,39 millones de hectáreas dedicadas al cultivo y más de 50.000 granjas que producen $11.700 millones anualmente en productos agrícolas. Aunque el maíz, la soja y el algodón son cultivos que se cosechan con máquinas, el 85 por ciento de las frutas y las hortalizas —frijoles, melones, batatas, tabaco, fresas— se recogen a mano.Cuando los miembros de la Asociación de Productores de Carolina del Norte son capaces de probar que la fuerza laboral es insuficiente para responder a las necesidades de producción de las granjas, pueden corregir el déficit a través del programa de obreros agrícolas temporeros H-2A del Departamento del Trabajo de EE.UU. Carolina del Norte tiene cerca de 7.000 obreros agrícolas H-2A, y se encuentra entre los primeros estados agrícolas que utilizan el programa. (El programa de visas ofrece ingreso legal para trabajar, pero los críticos lo ven como un medio de mantener bajos los jornales agrícolas).Los productores pueden solicitar cualquier cantidad entre 20 y 200 obreros agrícolas, dijo Rojas.En 2000, los latinos constituían hasta el 50 por ciento de los obreros agrícolas del estado; en la actualidad ese porcentaje es del 95, dijo Jennie Wilburn, asociada del programa con el Consejo de Iglesias de Carolina del Norte, con sede en Raleigh.El historial del Consejo de Iglesias de Carolina del Norte de defender los derechos de los obreros agrícolas se remonta a décadas, encabeza las campañas de concienciación públicas en inglés y español y se vale de un currículo basado en la Biblia para hacer que las iglesias participen, dijo Wilburn.Sin embargo, afirmó, “el clima político para los grupos vulnerables no es favorable”.Wilburn dijo, “una cosa que ha captado muchísima atención recientemente es el informe de Human Rights Watch sobre el tabaco”.Los obreros agrícolas viven en casas rodantes como ésta, estacionadas cerca de carreteras rurales. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.El informe de 138 páginas, publicado en mayo, documenta las peligrosas condiciones y el envenenamiento con nicotina a que se exponen los menores que trabajan en los primeros cuatro estados productores de tabaco, entre ellos Carolina del Norte.Alice Freeman, que es miembro de la junta del ministerio de los obreros agrícolas, sabe los que significa trabajar en una hacienda tabacalera.“Soy hija de aparceros… mi papá tuvo cinco hijas, su hermano tuvo cinco hijas, siempre trabajaron juntos, sin varones”, contó ella. “Cuando uno crece en una finca, una finca de tabaco con algodón, tabaco, soja, maíz, uno hace el trabajo. No teníamos hermanos para hacer el trabajo, no teníamos mucho dinero para contratar a otros obreros, hacíamos la labor de los campos. Sé lo que significa estar en los campos”.El ministerio del obrero agrícola aborda una necesidad, procura tratar a las personas como seres humanos, ser compasivo. “Cuando uno está muy lejos de su hogar, un rostro amable, una mano de ayuda significa mucho”, dijo Freeman.(Haga clic aquí para ver un vídeo de Alice Freeman hablando acerca del Ministerio del Obrero Agrícola y sus programas).Además de trabajar durante largas horas bajo el ardiente sol, los obreros agrícolas migrantes y temporeros con frecuencia se alojan en viviendas de inferior calidad, en las que duermen en colchones mugrosos o en el piso; donde podrían compartir un inodoro o una letrina, una sola ducha y un lavadero para la ropa.El Rdo. Tony Rojas, o “Padre Tony” llegó al Ministerio Episcopal del Obrero Agrícola hace 18 años. Rojas proviene de la tradición catolicorromana. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Durante sus primeros tres años de ministerio a los obreros agrícolas y de ser testigo de las condiciones en que viven, Rojas dijo que tenía problemas para dormir. Él visitaría los campamentos a las 2 A.M. y todas las luces estarían encendidas y los obreros agrícolas estarían preparando sus almuerzos, que a veces se lo comerían debajo del autobús para escapar del sol del mediodía. Él ha visto a obreros agrícolas que padecen de intoxicación de nicotina —debido a la exposición de la piel a este tóxico— rodar por el suelo en agonía.Aun después de 18 años de trabajar con los obreros agrícolas, Rojas no entiende todavía como pueden hacerlo. Al igual que los productores, que enfrentan los retos del cultivo y que con frecuencia soportan préstamos onerosos, el trabajo agrícola es una vocación. Los obreros agrícolas y los productores proporcionan a los seres humanos el alimento necesario para sostener el milagro que es la vida. “Sin alimento no podemos sobrevivir, no podemos conservar la vida”, afirma él.En 1960, antes de que César Chávez fundara la Asociación Nacional de Obreros Agrícolas que atrajo la atención hacia las dificultades de los trabajadores del campo, el periodista radial Edward R. Murrow, coprodujo el documental Cosecha de vergüenza [Harvest of Shame], de una hora de duración, que examinaba la manera en que vivían los obreros agrícolas migrantes y la pobreza que marcaba sus vidas.La película de Murrow muestra las vidas de obreros agrícolas en su mayoría blancos y afroamericanos; hoy los obreros agrícolas provienen mayoritariamente de México y Centroamérica. Salvo eso, las vidas de los obreros agrícolas migrantes ha cambiado poco, según Cosecha de la dignidad [Harvest of Dignity] un documental de 30 minutos que le sirve de secuela [al de Murrow], producido en 2011 en asociación con Acción Estudiantil con los Obreros Agrícolas, una organización que radica en Durham.A los obreros agrícolas con estatus de trabajadores temporeros, o estacionales, les garantizan ciertos derechos laborales, el pago de su viaje —de ida y regreso— a Estados Unidos, vivienda y comida, y residen en la granja donde se les asigna. Los obreros estacionales dependen de los productores para volver a venir a trabajar año tras año, y pueden permanecer ociosos mientras esperan que lleguen los cultivos; los obreros indocumentados tienden a ser migratorios y siguen a sus líderes de grupo hasta donde hay trabajo.Un informe del Instituto Nacional de la Salud, publicado en 2011, que estudia las condiciones de vivienda de los obreros agrícolas migrantes en Carolina del Norte, reveló normas de vivienda aplicadas inadecuadamente y a obreros agrícolas que viven en condiciones de inferior calidad y a trabajadores indocumentados que viven en peores condiciones que los trabajadores temporeros.Rojas dijo que, a lo largo de los años, él ha visto mejorar algunas condiciones de vida de los campamentos. Y a través de iniciativas de base, como el Consejo de Iglesias de Carolina del Norte, la Acción Estudiantil con los Obreros Agrícolas y la Red de Defensa del Obrero Agrícola, más y más personas en zona urbanas, como Raleigh, Durham y Research Triangle Park, están cobrando conciencia de los obreros agrícolas que viven en un área que no dista más de 80 kilómetros de donde ellos se encuentran.Por ejemplo, Cosecha de dignidad, dijo Wilburn, llevó al Departamento del Trabajo de Carolina del Norte, que inspecciona la vivienda de obreros agrícolas migrantes y estacionales, a exigir que los campamentos tengan un inodoro por cada diez personas y una ducha por cada 30 residentes.(Jon Showalter y su familia, miembros de la iglesia de la Natividad [Church of the Nativity] en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte, han conducido durante una década el Trasporte Interreligioso de Alimentos a unos 64 kilómetros hasta el Ministerio Episcopal del Obrero Agrícola en Newton Grove, el primer sábado de cada mes. “Ha sido una bendición para nuestra familia el participar en este ministerio”, dijo Showalter. Haga un clic aquí para ver el vídeo del transporte de alimentos).Demografía cambiante“Firmes raíces, nuevo crecimiento”, dice un letrero a la entrada del Condado de Harnett, donde, a un lado de la Autopista 55, están las instalaciones de Stoney Run, de la Iglesia Bautista Pentecostal del Libre Albedrío [Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church] y de la otra la Iglesia de Dios Cristo Redentor.Para la Iglesia Episcopal, dijo Rojas, tener una presencia en esta parte del estado es, en sí mismo, una anomalía, y afianzarse en medio de la población latina, con sus raíces católicas, no resultó fácil.“Los latinos, por cultura y tradición, vienen de la Iglesia Católica Romana, que es [según ellos] la única Iglesia verdadera”, dijo. Para ellos, una Iglesia diferente “significa la llegada del Diablo.Ahora, sin embargo, en el pico de la cosecha, la misión de la Sagrada Familia, que se reúne en una placa de concreto bajo un techo de zinc es la propiedad del ministerio, es una de las más grandes congregaciones episcopales de Carolina del Norte, que atiende a obreros agrícolas, así como a familias e inmigrantes que se han radicado en el estado.El fútbol siempre ha desempeñado un importante papel en el ministerio de Rojas. Aquí el domingo por la mañana, antes de la eucaristía, los obreros agrícolas practican para un próximo torneo anual. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.A los 78 años, Rojas, ex sacerdote católico romano que fue jugador profesional de fútbol en su Colombia natal, mantiene una apariencia juvenil. Y cuando comenzó su ministerio en los campamentos, fue el fútbol el que le dio entrada, no la Biblia.“Así fue cómo establecí una relación personal con los obreros agrícolas”, explicó. Después que se ganó su confianza, ellos comenzaron a pedirle bendiciones y sacramentos.Le llevó siete años, trabajando durante tres de esos años con las mismas 18 personas.Sin embargo, en la actualidad, dijo Rojas, se entiende que todos son bienvenidos y el mensaje es sencillo: “Cristo es nuestro Señor y Salvador… y vivir una vida cristiana [consiste en]: amar a Dios, amarse uno mismo y amar a los demás”.Al padre Tony le conmueve administrar la eucaristía a hombres, como Abraham Cruz aquí, con manos callosas, porque en la cultura latina, es más probable que sean las mujeres las que se acerquen a comulgar, dijo él. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Luego de hacer progresos en la comunidad latina y de levantar el ministerio del obrero agrícola, sirviendo durante un tiempo tanto como ministro sacramental que como director ejecutivo del ministerio, la próxima prioridad de Rojas es fortalecer la Sagrada Familia, que tiene su sede en las instalaciones administrativas del ministerio en Newton Grove, así como las otras dos congregaciones que él atiende, San José [St. Joseph’s] en Smithfield y San Francisco [St. Francis] en Goldsboro.Después de la eucaristía del mediodía, Rojas lleva a algunos de los obreros agrícolas de regreso a los campamentos, y luego conduce unos 40 kilómetros hasta Dondsboro para una eucaristía a las 4:00 P.M. (Haga un clic aquí para ver un vídeo de Rojas reflexionando sobre su ministerio).Desde el año 2000, la población hispana de Carolina del Norte ha aumentado en 111 por ciento, según un informe del Centro para el Progreso Americano, un instituto educacional bipartidista independiente con sede en Washington, D.C.En las escuelas rurales, como la Escuela Intermedia Hobbton, en la cual la niña Idalia Rubio Trejo, de 12 años, cursa el sexto grado, casi la mitad del cuerpo estudiantil es latino, dijo Rubio Trejo.El padre de Idalia es obrero agrícola y su madre es ama de casa. Idalia, que es completamente bilingüe, tiene tres hermanos y dos hermanas; la familia ha estado en Carolina del Norte durante 16 años y asiste a los oficios de la Sagrada Familia los domingos.Además de Rojas, el Ministerio Episcopal del Obrero Agrícola está compuesto por Silvia Cendejas, directora auxiliar, y María Acosta, especialista en inmigración que ayuda anualmente a unos 3.000 inmigrantes a enfrentarse con el papeleo, las renovaciones de la visa de trabajo y las peticiones de reunificación familiar.Un solo obrero agrícola debe recoger, como promedio, dos toneladas, o 4.000 libras, de batatas para ganar $50. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Una necesidad que Cendejas y Acosta han identificado y que no está siento atendida es la de ofrecer ayuda a mujeres en situaciones de violencia doméstica. Las mujeres se enfrentan con tres o cuatro casos semanalmente.El aumento de la población y el hecho de que con mayor frecuencia los obreros agrícolas y sus familias deciden permanecer en Carolina del Norte el año entero le ha impuesto mayores tareas al ministerio, dijo Patti Trainor, coordinadora de desarrollo para el ministerio del obrero agrícola de la Diócesis de Carolina del Norte.Rolffs Pinkerton, psicólogo jubilado y miembro de la iglesia de la Sagrada Familia [Church of the Holy Family] en Chapel Hill, que hace 10 años comenzó a trabajar voluntariamente como traductor, lo planteó de esta manera: “se nos pide que sirvamos a los más necesitados de los necesitados”, dijo Pinkerton, un nativo de Carolina del Norte que creció en Venezuela. “Y esto es probablemente lo más cerca de eso a que uno pude llegar en Carolina del Norte; no conozco un grupo humano más necesitado”.Para responder a las demandas de una creciente población latina y continuar sirviendo a los obreros agrícolas, la Diócesis de Carolina del Norte inició en 2013 la Cosecha para la Hospitalidad, una campaña concebida para recaudar $400.000 —el doble del presupuesto anual del ministerio— para junio de 2015.Robert E. Wright, que copreside la campaña, dijo que la Cosecha para la Hospitalidad es una inversión: “Ellos [los inmigrantes] son parte de nuestra comunidad, y nosotros somos parte de la suya.“Es un ministerio holístico, cuerpo, alma y espíritu; es realmente ver a las personas como personas, como seres humanos semejantes. Es [un programa] capacitador, no paternalista”.Cosecha para la Hospitalidad también tiene por objeto introducir el ministerio del obrero agrícola en el siglo XXI, dijo la Rda. Lisa Fischbeck, que copreside la campaña con Wreight y que atiende como vicaria la iglesia del Intercesor [Church of the Advocate] en Chapel Hill.Una campaña exitosa no sólo le proporcionará al ministerio los recursos económicos necesarios para la transformación —la contratación de un nuevo director ejecutivo y de una persona que sirva como enlace entre los productores y los obreros agrícolas—, sino que también captará a jóvenes, como participantes en el ministerio tanto como sostenedores económicos.Ya hay jóvenes activamente dedicados al programa de visitación. En junio, por ejemplo, la agrupación de jóvenes en la iglesia episcopal Emanuel [Emmanuel Episcopal Church] en Southern Pines ayudó en un programa de ventaja [head start] para hijos de migrantes, hizo trabajo de jardinería y, junto con Rojas, visitó los campamentos distribuyendo ropas y objetos de uso personal a los obreros agrícolas.Los participantes, dijo Paul Collins, ministro de los jóvenes en Emanuel, trajeron de vuelta sus experiencias y sus historias acerca de los obreros agrícolas y las compartieron; seguirán participando en esta labor e instruyéndose sobre los problemas que afectan a los obreros agrícolas. Después de todo, agregó, ellos son los futuros electores.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

How Imanol Harinordoquy broke his nose on Sebastien Chabal

first_imgTuesday May 4, 2010 How Imanol Harinordoquy broke his nose on Sebastien Chabal If you watched the Heineken Cup semi final between Biarritz and Munster on the weekend you will have noticed that Imanol Harinordoquy had something rather peculiar attached to his face. Sebastien Chabal has something to do with that. Harinordoquy broke his nose when playing against Racing Metro in the Top 14, leading to him being a doubtful starter for the big Heineken Cup home clash with Munster. Such is the courage of the man, and the hugeness of the occasion, that he didnt let it stop him running out and contributing towards his sides 18-7 win. “There is no way they will play a match of this size without him,” said Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery during the week. He was correct, and we all watched in awe and fascination as the big Frenchman turned up wearing a somewhat bizarre looking facemask. His performance was inspirational as he overcame the pain and awkwardness of not only the broken nose, but the rib injury which also troubled him, before he eventually walked off to a standing ovation. When seeing that facemask, the question for many fans was ‘ How did he break his nose in the first place?’ News stories reported that it was through a clash with Sebastien Chabal. Some then interpreted that as meaning there was a big hit, so the emails got sent my way and the task was to find the moment of the incident. So, here it is. I can tell you that its anything but deliberate intent from Chabal, as it was simply an unlucky knock that occurred after a good drive off the base of the scrum. Hardly spectacular, but at least now everyone will know what happened, and why Harinordoquy looked like he did for one of the most important matches of his career.Time: 01:27 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

IoF announces raft of commitments for addressing climate emergency

first_img As the Extinction Rebellion kicks off two weeks of protests in London today, the Institute of Fundraising has announced its own set of measures to help both itself, and the fundraising sector, play their part in tackling the climate emergency.In a letter to Institute of Fundraising members today, Chief Executive Peter Lewis said business as usual was not an option, and announced the set of actions, approved by the IoF’s Board of Trustees following consultation with members, which included a roundtable on fundraising and the environment.The commitments include embedding the climate emergency as a theme in its work, providing more support to members on stepping away from partnerships if they have environmental concerns, and collaborating with the charity sector for a stronger voice.Lewis said:“We all have a responsibility to deliver change. We have been reducing the environmental impact of the Institute over the last few years. But we need to do more.”“As fundraisers we have specific opportunities to make essential change. Whether it’s in the choices we make on how we fundraise, the donations we accept or refuse, or through the engagement we have with millions of people who support and donate to charities, we can be part of the of the change that’s needed. Each of our solutions might be different but one thing is clear: business as usual is not an option.”The eight actions are: Advertisement  284 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: climate crisis environment Institute of Fundraising IoF announces raft of commitments for addressing climate emergency  285 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Melanie May | 7 October 2019 | News Embedding the climate emergency as a continuing priority in the IoF’s work, including reviewing its own behaviours and practices, led by its internal Green GroupEstablishing a task-group of environmentally committed and expert members who will consult with members and suppliers and guide it on policy change and action.Renewing and refreshing its guidance to ensure that it includes the latest and most useful resources to help fundraisers improve their environmental impact.Providing more support to members on when they can refuse donations, and step away from partnerships, when they have environmental concerns.Engaging with its charity sector partners to ask for a joint approach and consistent messaging across the charity sector.Working with the Fundraising Regulator to review any changes needed to the Code of Fundraising Practice on environmental fundraising practices and issues.Implementing an updated environmental policy for IoF’s events and conferences.Working with Civil Society Media to make the packaging around Fundraising Magazine more environmentally-friendly.Lewis is also inviting anyone who wants to be involved or has thoughts, comments, or ideas to send them through to him, or to [email protected]last_img read more

PSNI Chief Constable pays tribute to Ronan Kerr

first_img Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News Facebook Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – April 3, 2011 The killing of Constable Ronan Kerr has been condemned by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Justice Minister Alan Shatter, as well as by Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.In a statement, the Commissioner said the members of An Garda Síochána stand together with their colleagues in the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The uniforms may be woven from different cloth, he said, but the police on this island are bound together by a shared resolve and determination to bring those responsible for this crime to justice.In a press conference this morning,  the Chief Constable of the PSNI, Matt Baggott said Constable Kerr’s family were so proud of his achievements………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/baggt6pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook WhatsApp PSNI Chief Constable pays tribute to Ronan Kerrcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articlePSNI step up investigation into murder of Constable Ronan Kerr in OmaghNext articleCondemnation of armed robbery at Derry bookmakers News Highland last_img read more

Gary Donnelly charged with committing offence under terrorism legislation

first_img Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – August 20, 2010 A leading member of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement has been charged with committing an offence under terrorism legislation.39-year-old Gary Donnelly of Sackville Court in Derry, appeared at Derry Magistrates’ Court, on Friday.The charge relates to three pipe bomb attacks in September 2009.Gary Donnelly is accused of having a mobile phone in circumstances that lead to the reasonable suspicion that its possession was in connection with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.During the hearing, a detective constable told the court that the charge against the defendant related to claims of responsibility by the Real IRA on 11 September 2009.He said the claims were about “two pipe bomb attacks and a punishment shooting” on that date.The detective constable said the defendant was charged with the offence as a result of statements made by freelance journalist, Eamonn MacDermott, who received claim of responsibility and on the basis of extensive telephone inquiries.Applying for bail, defence solicitor Paddy McGurk, said that one month after the pipe bombs and shooting incident, the police contacted Mr MacDermott and took a statement from him.Mr McGurk said Mr MacDermott told the police that the person who made the phone call of responsibility was not Mr Donnelly.He added that Mr MacDermott was again interviewed by the police yesterday.During his interview, Mr MacDermott’s phone was seized.Judge McElholm said before he made a decision on whether to remand Mr Donnelly in custody or release him on bail, he wanted to know if notes of Mr MacDermott’s interview with the police were available.The hearing was adjourned until that has been established. WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Previous article30 jobs to go at Oatfield LetterkennyNext articleWhale watching at Lough Swilly tomorrow News Highland Google+center_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gary Donnelly charged with committing offence under terrorism legislation Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more