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State Supreme Court rules in favor of The Episcopal Church…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL November 21, 2017 at 8:11 am True, the Church is not the buildings. And to prove that the Episcopal Church has spent tens of millions in court to keep them, and further vast sums to maintain their empty shells. [The Episcopal Church in South Carolina] Ruling in favor of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, the South Carolina Supreme Court has denied two motions from a disassociated group and upheld its August 2 decision that property and assets of the Diocese of South Carolina, and most of its parishes, must remain with the Episcopal Church.The Nov. 17 orders can be found here: denial of rehearing motion and denial of recusal motion.The rulings reject two motions that were filed by a breakaway group that left the Episcopal Church in 2012. One sought a rehearing of the case, while the other asked that Justice Kaye Hearn, one of the five justices who wrote the opinion, be recused, and her opinion vacated.The court voted 2-2 on the rehearing motion; a majority would have been required in order to grant a rehearing. Hearn did not vote.The court voted unanimously to deny the motion seeking Hearn’s recusal. Justice Jean Toal, who was serving as chief justice at the time the court heard the case, noted that “an adverse decision is no reason to excuse a nearly 2 1/2-year delay in making a request for recusal.” “While I make no criticism of the respondents’ lawyers for filing the motions to recuse and for vacature, I am disappointed in the tone of these filings. They are unreasonable, harsh criticisms of a highly accomplished judge and a person of great decency and integrity,” Justice Toal said.Statement from Bishop Gladstone B. Adams of The Episcopal Church in South CarolinaWe give thanks for the clarity that the State Supreme Court’s decision provides and we are grateful for the thoughtful and difficult work the justices have undertaken in this case.From the time this lawsuit was filed against the Episcopal Church, the hope of reconciliation has been our guiding principle. We believe this is what the Lord Jesus would expect of us and it is consistent with the teachings of St. Paul who said in his second letter to the Church in Corinth, “All this is from God, who reconciled himself to us in Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” We renew our commitment to this hard work of reconciliation in the days to come.We understand that the many people in the parishes affected by this ruling may be experiencing pain, fear and confusion. Let me say to all that The Episcopal Church in South Carolina is committed to finding a path that will allow the people of God to continue to live their lives as a part of the Anglican Communion in and through the Episcopal Church. As former bishop of South Carolina William Alexander Guerry said more than 100 years ago, “If we are to be truly Catholic, as Christ himself is Catholic, then we must have a church broad enough to embrace within its communion every living human soul.”The Episcopal Church seeks to be an expression of faith in Christ that welcomes all to his expansive table. Our prayer is that every person in every parish of the diocese will join in working and praying together to bring healing to the church, the body of Christ, in this part of South Carolina.— The Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. Adams III, of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina Comments (6) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Doug Desper says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Larry Waters says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID November 21, 2017 at 11:05 am Perhaps as members of the EC, we ought to be concerned, as is Mr. Desper, with the ever mounting number of folks who are leaving the EC. Some years ago, a newspaper article detailed “Is the Episcopal Church even still relevant” or words to that effect. While I concur that the EC is not buildings, continued loss of congregants will mean death to our Christian sect. November 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm Property is a resource and is necessary to the church’s mission.The California and South Carolina cases reach the same result but for different reasons. The California case is fairly clear cut; the Episcopal Bishop of San Joaquin is a corporation sole, Bishop Schofield was not the Bishop when he executed Deeds, Jerry Lamb was therefore the EC prevailed.I’m still reading the SC Supreme Court opinions, there is a lead opinion for the majority, a couple of concurring opinions, and a dissenting opinion. So far the dissenting opinion is more persuasive to me but maybe that’s because I’m in the middle of it right now.I am a life long Episcopalian originally from Bakersfield, CA (but have lived in Sacramento for 35 years). I think the separatists are wrong but in South Carolina looking at it objectively it appears they have the better case. I think they prevailed in Illinois too because there the Diocese is a secular non-profit under State law.I have a lay person’s interest in property law because it affects my profession, I am a professional land surveyor licensed in California. Mainly I deal with the law of boundaries which most Attorneys don’t understand very well, it’s much more practical than the law of property which has evolved to be very complex.The SC opinion:http://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/SC/27731.pdfThe California opinion:http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/archive/F070264M.PDF Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK David Karoly says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET State Supreme Court rules in favor of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Nov 20, 2017 Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR November 20, 2017 at 5:26 pm Seems to me that you are confusing the Church (The people of God) with the Church (Buildings) Buildings have never been a requirement for the people to worship. Yes there are many lovely churches but if Diocese cannot afford these buildings then they will surely find other places to continue worship. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service John Miller says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ron Wilson says: Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC November 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm It would be hard to see that the Court would rule otherwise. The same thing happened in California. And as Ron states the church is not the building. Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Comments are closed. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH South Carolina November 20, 2017 at 1:53 pm As one sees elsewhere where once faithful Episcopalians left for reasons of conscience this court victory is hardly one for rejoicing. The absent numbers once among us are far too obvious which speaks of a larger systemic problem. With victory won, the much smaller S.C. Episcopal diocese will become smothered in the staggering mounting expenses of many, many vacant church properties. The departing Episcopalians are not about to pay out twice to stay in properties that they maintained and improved – some for centuries. They’ll turn over the keys and keep walking away by the thousands. Winter is a terrible time for victors to inherit frozen pipes, spoiling paint, and all the other joys of dozens of properties that have been abandoned. The dominant liberal wing of the Church might summarily dismiss these vital, once-loyal churches and say how they should just go and leave the stuff. Be careful what you ask for, though. The General Church will have to pay staggering sums to make yet another small diocese who is property poor look sustainable, and as recently seen elsewhere, their mounting debt will have to be forgiven and absorbed by the rest of the Church.Put the trumpets and sparklers away. This ain’t a victory. 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Nationwide Bankruptcy Filings Drop

first_img  Print This Post December 2, 2016 1,243 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Bankruptcy Filings Epiq Systems Previous: Does the Latest Jobs Data Pose Challenges to Homeowners? Next: Freddie Mac Releases List of Confirmed eMortgage Dealers Subscribe Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, TX. Born and raised in Texas, Kendall now works as the online editor for DS News. in Daily Dose, Featured, News Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Bankruptcy Filings Epiq Systems 2016-12-02 Brian Honea Nationwide Bankruptcy Filings Drop The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Nationwide bankruptcy filings were 7 percent lower in November 2016 compared with a year earlier, falling even lower than last month’s reported decrease, according to November 2016 AACER bankruptcy data reported by Epiq Systems.Bankruptcy filings totaled 59,300 in November, which was a decrease from October’s total of 63,055, and a decline from November 2015’s total of 65,562 (a decrease of 6,262).  Year-to-date, there have been 715,460 bankruptcy filings nationwide for the past eleven months of 2016 (about 65,042 per month), down from 2015’s year-to-date total through the end of November of 765,583 (about 69,598 per month).The average number of filings per day in November 2016 was 2,965 over 20 days, which is an increase from October’s daily average of 3,153 over 20 days. November experienced 188 fewer filings than in the month prior. Bankruptcy filings have averaged 3,111 for the past eleven months of 2016 over a period of 230 filing days.November’s total of 59,300 bankruptcy filings was less than half of the peak total of 135,771 recorded in September of 2010.Click HERE to View the Entire ReportThe state with the most cumulative filings for the past nine months of 2016 was again California with 66,669. As has been the trend, Illinois was second in year-to-date filings with 48,956. The next three states with the most cumulative filings were Georgia (42,726) Florida (40,726), and Ohio (33,648).Tennessee and Alabama continued to rank first and second among states in bankruptcy filings per capita for November with 5.65 and 5.52 for every 10,000 people, respectively. Those numbers were virtually the same as October’s numbers. The national average of filings per capita in November 2016 decreased slightly over-the-month at 2.51, though it has increased by about 50 basis points since January 2016’s average of 2.02 percent.Epiq Systems is a leading global provider of technology-enabled solutions for electronic discovery, bankruptcy and class action administration. Top legal professionals depend on us for deep subject-matter expertise and years of firsthand experience working on many of the largest, most high-profile and complex client engagements. Epiq Systems, Inc. has locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. About Author: Kendall Baer Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Nationwide Bankruptcy Filings Drop Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate sells waterfront block of land

first_img MORE NEWS: City’s star property performers for 2019 revealed Mayor Tom Tate. Pic: Mike Batterham.“(The buyers) had asked me to source them a block of land and I’d spoken to Jackson about that particular block,” Ms Lanham said.“They’re going to be putting a new house on it.”The block is next to Mr Tate and wife Ruth’s riverfront mansion, which was reportedly built for legendary former mayor Sir Bruce Small in the 1970s. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe block is 837sq m and has more than 21m of water frontage. Pic: CoreLogicProperty records show the Tate’s paid $3.3 million for the five-bedroom house in 2015 before splashing a further $1.5 million on the neighbouring land almost two years later.Both properties were briefly listed together as a package deal last year with a $5.9 million price tag before being taken off the market in November 2018.Mr Tate declined to comment on the land’s sale. Mayor Tom Tate and wife Ruth have sold their block of Sorrento land.GOLD Coast Mayor Tom Tate has offloaded part of his Sorrento property portfolio in a million-dollar deal.His 837sq m vacant block fetched $1.52 million in an off-market sale through Ray White Prestige agent Jackson Paradise in conjunction with Ray White Benowa agent Carita Lanham.Mr Paradise said it was a “stunning” block with more than 21m of water frontage.“It’s a great sale for a block of land,” he said.It was listed with another agency in October then taken off the market before Mr Paradise and Ms Lanham inked the deal. MORE NEWS: Best kitchens for happy holidayscenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27last_img read more

Felix happy to be back, Gatlin, Coleman cruise

first_img2019 USATF Outdoor Championships Allyson Felix scraped into the semi-finals of the 400m at the US Championships in her return to athletics after a 13-month layoffDes Moines, United States | AFP | Allyson Felix struggled through her first race in 13 months but declared herself happy to be back after scraping into the 400m semi-finals on the opening day of the US Championships here Thursday.More than a year after her last outing as a professional, the 33-year-old Felix is back on the comeback trail at Drake University this week, hoping to win a berth on the US team for September’s World Championships in Doha.Felix, the only woman to win six Olympic track and field gold medals, is returning to the sport following her pregnancy and birth of her daughter in November.However the comeback didn’t go as smoothly as planned on Thursday, finishing fourth in her heat in a time of 52.20sec, well outside her personal best of 49.26 set in 2015.That left the veteran former 200m and 400m world champion sweating on the outcome of other races to confirm her spot in the next round.“It felt rusty, kind of to be expected,” Felix said afterwards. “I haven’t raced in a long time. It’s going to take some time to get back into it.”Felix, who is aiming to race in her fifth Olympic Games in Tokyo next year, was able to draw positives from the display however.– ‘A starting point –“Even though it wasn’t a great result for me, it’s a starting point,” Felix said. “My biggest goal is next year.”Felix said regaining her physical conditioning while juggling parenting duties had been the most demanding part of her comeback.“Things that were pretty easy for me are now pretty challenging,” Felix said. “So just getting past that, and being a mom.“I’m a regular mom, at the hotel I’m cleaning bottles and changing diapers, and getting ready for racing.”Elsewhere Thursday, there were few surprises as the four-day meeting got under way.In the 100m, world champion Justin Gatlin and rival Christian Coleman breezed through their early heat.The 37-year-old Gatlin, gold medallist in the 100m at the 2017 World Championships in London, clocked 10.16sec to qualify second fastest behind training partner Isiah Young in 10.14sec.Coleman, the world’s fastest man over 100m this season with a world leading 9.79sec, barely needed to get out of first gear to win his heat in 10.29sec. Coleman is in the vanguard of a new generation of US sprinters looking to replace Gatlin and the retired Usain Bolt at the pinnacle of international sprinting.– Showdown in doubt –But the prospect of Gatlin and Coleman going head-to-head at this week’s four-day meeting — the US qualifier for the World Championships — is uncertain.Gatlin, as the reigning world champion, is not required to qualify for the world championships, and hinted on Thursday he may skip the later rounds of the 100m.“I’ll go back tonight and watch the race and see if there’s certain things I can work on, and if there is something I can definitely work on and I think it’s a positive step, then I’ll be back tomorrow,” Gatlin said.Coleman meanwhile was less than fully satisfied with his opening display despite an easy win.“It felt okay, pretty sloppy,” the 2017 100m silver medallist said. “There’s definitely some things I can clean up.”In other early heats on Thursday, rising 400m hurdles star Rai Benjamin safely navigated his opening race to post the fastest qualifying time of 49.61sec.The time was more than two seconds slower than Benjamin’s fastest time of 47.16.However Benjamin, the son of former West Indies cricket international Winston Benjamin, coasted home over the last 50 metres, suggesting he has plenty left in the tank.“I wasn’t gunning it, I could have run it a lot faster,” Benjamin admitted later.In the men’s 400m, favourite Michael Norman comfortably qualified for the second round after winning his heat in 44.81sec.Elsewhere, Molly Huddle romped to a fifth straight national title in the women’s 10,000m, booking her place in Doha in a time of 31min 58.47sec.The men’s 10,000m final was won by Lopez Lomong, a refugee from South Sudan who represented the United States at the 2008 Olympics. Lomong took the tape in 27:30.06.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

England U16s turn the tables on Spain

first_img30 May 2017 England U16s turn the tables on Spain England turned the tables on Spain in impressive style when they swept to a 15-9 victory in the annual under-16 international. They’ve lost the last three encounters but this year, at Preston Golf Club in Lancashire, they won with a session in hand. Team coach Peter Barber commented: “The team were very keen not to lose for a fourth time and they performed fantastically. They all played a part in the victory, which was great.” He added: “Both teams played very good golf and the standard was very high.” The highlight of the match was the first day singles when all eight England players won and they led 10-2 at the close of play. They wasted no time in clinching the victory on day two, taking 2.5 points from the foursomes, to reach the necessary 12.5 points to claim the trophy. England’s top scorer was Yorkshire’s Barclay Brown who won all four of his games, while Surrey’s Annabell Fuller was unbeaten with three wins and a half. Barber, a former European Tour player who played for England as a boy, inspired the team by telling them: “It is such a proud moment to be playing for England and if you win you will always remember this day, who you played and how you won – I still do.” He had special thanks for Preston Golf Club’s support for the event, which he described as outstanding. The match started as a curtain raiser to the North of England U16 Championship, with England enjoying much success in the encounters at Pannal and Heswall.  It was expanded three years ago into a stand-alone two-day match and until now the Spanish have been all-conquering, winning at Madrid in 2014, at Seacroft, Lincolnshire in 2015 and again in Madrid last year. Past England team members include Ryder Cup player Matt Fitzpatrick and fellow Tour winners Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston, Tommy Fleetwood and Melissa Reid all figured in the international U16 match back in their early amateur days. The England team was: Barclay Brown of Hallamshire, Yorkshire; Dominic Clemons of Gog Magog Cambridgeshire; Annabell Fuller of Roehampton, Surrey; Tom Gregory from Stoke Park, Berks, Bucks and Oxon;  Charlie Hilton of Ifield, Sussex; Lily May Humphreys of Stoke by Nayland, Essex; Mimi Rhodes of Burnham & Berrow, Somerset and Caitlin Whitehead of Kendal, Cumbria. They are pictured below with team manager Janet Melville and coach Peter Barber. (Images courtesy Trevor Booth). Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

Dr. Louise Boxill at Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine Now Accepting…

first_imgSubmitted by Hirsch Center for Integrative MedicineBorn in Barbados, Dr. Boxill is from a family that lives very close to the land, believes in nurturing healthy relationships, and promoting healing by natural means when possible.She chose to pursue degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and as a Nurse Practitioner because of her desire to serve, listen, teach, and coach women and families to reach their highest health goals and obtain appropriate tools to make informed choices for their own health and the future well being of their respective families and communities.In her practice Dr. Boxill focuses on full-spectrum Family Medicine.This includes –Dr. Louise BoxillWomen’s HealthAnnual ExamsBirth Control OptionsGynecologic IssuesMenopause, Peri- and Pre-menopausal IssuesBio-Identical Hormone ReplacementPediatricsFatigueGastrointestinal ProblemsAutismHormone BalancingThyroidAdrenalSex HormonesHomeopathyMedical AcupunctureWhen she is not at the office, Dr. Boxill enjoys dancing, singing, cooking, gardening, sewing, knitting/crochet, latch key, arts and crafts, outdoor time, family and friend gatherings, listening and making music, having a good laugh.If you are searching for a new primary care provider or if you are interested in learning how integrative medicine can help you live your healthiest expression, schedule a free 15-minute meet-and-greet appointment.To learn more about Dr. Boxill or about our unique integrative approach, go to Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine. Facebook52Tweet0Pin1last_img read more

Day-night volleyball competition for Albion this weekend

first_imgThe Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) will be hosting a day-night volleyball competition on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Albion Sports Complex, in collaboration with Blairmont Centre Cricket Club.The games are expected to start 15:30h and conclude 20:30h, with both males and females participating in their respective categories. The male teams expected to participate are PMTC1, TC, Rollers, Corriverton Jets, Port Mourant Jaguars,President of BVA Mr. Levi NeddBlack Bush, and Number 48. The female segment will see Corriverton Jets and Port Mourant Females. Any club that is interested in entering the competition can contact BVA President Levi Nedd on 641-9592 or Errol Chase on 688-2998.There will be cash prizes and trophies for the winners, runners-up and third-place teams, as well as a prize for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in both categories.Other attractions will include the Roy Fredericks 20/20 Floodlight Cricket Cup dubbed “Revolution”, which will bowl off 09:00h and conclude at 22:30h.The volleyball competition is compliments of Rafeek “Buski” Kassim construction services, Baksh Travel Service, Port Mourant Training School and the BVA.last_img read more

Former Cathaoirleach speaks out on LIS controversy

first_imgThe former Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Seamus O’Domhnaill has alleged that there was an “orchestrated” and “pointed” campaign mounted against him regarding the LIS (Local Improvement Scheme) controversy.Speaking at the count centre for the Glenties Electoral Area tonight, he said:“There was without a doubt an orchestrated campaign, both political and personal in the last ten days or two weeks and the media allowed themselves to be used and exploited. But all that said, and I didn’t get a fair hearing… I accept the decision.” He was first elected as a councillor in 2009, before taking the reins from former Cathaoirleach Gerry McMonagle (SF) last June.Five years ago during the last Local Election, he topped the poll.He arrived at the count centre at around 9pm, after losing his seat at 1,222 votes on the seventh count of this year’s election.He tells Donegal Daily that it has been a difficult few weeks. “Look when I was in there for ten years… I did everything I could. I think that I served the electorate… as well as I could. I had the great honour of being chairman of the council for the last year… I done that as well as I could.”When asked if he would run again in the next election he said it is “too early to say”, but would consider running “down the line.”His priority now, is enjoying spending time with his wife and two children.When asked about how he was supported throughout his political campaign he said that “people are nice and people are genuine and people are sorry for me on a very personal level.”“I can’t put into words the level of anguish and hurt that I feel for not me personally, because I will get over it, but for supporters of mine and family members of mine… they shouldn’t have been put through that.” “Not all the facts of certain stories were always out in the media… it’s difficult for me to comprehend the attacks that were made in a personal capacity on members of my team, my supporters and particularly my family. And if that’s what politics is about…”“I didn’t make personal attacks ever in my ten years in politics on any individual”, he said, adding that he doesn’t believe that this is what politics in Donegal should be about.He described the alleged campaign against him as being “pointed”.“It was a very pointed campaign I suppose, the LIS story, which has gone on since 2017. Some media outlets were happy to run it three and four times, from 2017, [running] the same story but always insinuating that I had done a wrong-doing somewhere.” He said that people can make up their own minds as to whether the story had a political motivation behind it, but added that “I am not going to cast aspersions upon anyone, that is not who I am.”If there is an investigation, he says he is certain that it will show that everything was “above board” and that “I had no hand, act, or part in it.”“I had wanted an opportunity to be able to represent the people of this area because I believe it is the best area in the whole world.“The people have spoken and I accept what they have said and I will take stock of where I will go from now on,” he concluded.He wishes those who were elected the best of luck.Former Cathaoirleach speaks out on LIS controversy was last modified: May 28th, 2019 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County CouncilSeamus O’Domhnailllast_img read more

With a heart for old people, Richardson twins hope to run to golden finish

first_imgThey also don’t put pressure on themselves even though they are expected to bring in honors in the track and field competitions.“Dr. (Philip) Juico (track and field president) told us not to be bothered by pressure, because when we are relaxed, success is on our side,” said Kayla. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “We are very close to them (maternal grandparents), we take care of them as much as we can,” added Kayla.Kyla said the gerontology, a course that deals with the scientific study of old age, the process of aging, and the particular problems of old people, is a growing field and a new major at USC.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Plus people will get old eventually, they would need people to help them,” said Kayla.At the moment, Kyla and Kayla said their lives, all 18 years of them, revolve around running. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago “We just love running,” said Kyla who is a minute older than sprints queen Kayla. Kyla is entered in the relay events.They even run to get away from the stress of competition.No wonder the 18-year-olds are the “marked women” in the Southeast Asian Games sprints and relay events, which start on Tuesday.Kayla, the reigning century dash champion and silver winner in 200 meters, said they also enjoy watching TV series like Grey’s Anatomy and Food Network shows, and going to the beach.The Richardsons said they were not bothered by jet lags as they spent five days in Manila to train.ADVERTISEMENT Stage parents: Malditas have someone to watch over them during SEA Games campaign WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sprints twins Kayla and Kyla Richardson. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—The Richardson twins, Kayla and Kyla, share the same passions: Running, watching TV series and taking care of their grandparents.In fact, both are gerontology sophomores at University of Southern California.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more