Day 30 Daytime restrictions eased in most parts of Valley markets shut

first_imgSrinagar: Day-time restrictions were eased in most parts of Kashmir on Tuesday but markets remained shut and public transport off the roads for the 30th day since August 5 when the Centre revoked the state’s special status. There were no curbs during the day in over 90 per cent of the Valley with the situation being eased in 92 police station areas in view of the improving situation, officials said. However, many private vehicles were on the road, and inter-district cabs as well as auto-rickshaws were plying in some few areas. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details A few vendors put up stalls in Srinagar’s Civil Lines area, including at the Lal Chowk-TRC Chowk-Dalgate axis in the heart of the city, the officials added. They said barricades were removed from most areas of the Valley, but the deployment of security forces continued on the ground to maintain law and order. Landline telephones, officials said, were restored in 76 of 95 exchanges. However, services continued to be suspended in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and Press Enclave here as well in a few other areas of the Valley, they added. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The officials said mobile services and internet, including BSNL’s broadband and private leased-line internet, remained snapped across the Valley, except in the Kupwara and Handwara police station areas. Government offices are fully functional and staff attendance is good too, they said. Over 4,000 primary, middle and high schools were functional in Kashmir. The attendance of teachers has improved and the attendance of children, though low in some places, is also improving, officials added.last_img read more

Development expected in alleged serial killer Bruce McArthurs case police

first_imgTORONTO — Police say a significant development is expected in court today in the case of an alleged serial killer accused of preying on men who disappeared from Toronto’s gay village.Bruce McArthur, 67, faces eight counts of first-degree murder related to men who vanished between 2010 and 2017.Toronto police notified the media about the development on Monday, but declined to comment further.Late last year, McArthur waived his right to a preliminary hearing, opting to go straight to trial.The self-employed landscaper was arrested in January 2018 and eventually charged with eight counts of first-degree murder.The remains of seven men were found in large planters at a residential property in midtown Toronto where McArthur worked, while the remains of an eighth man were found in a nearby ravine.Police have identified the alleged victims as Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi, and Kirushna Kanagaratnam.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Jeanne Beker championing Forgiveness wins Canada Reads 2018

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Twitter And then there was one: Jeanne Beker is the winner of Canada Reads 2018, with the book she defended, Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto, surviving the final elimination vote on March 29, 2018.The fashion icon and TV host successfully presented her case about why the memoir — which follows Sakamoto‘s maternal grandfather as a Prisoner of War in Japan during the Second World War while his paternal Japanese-Canadian grandmother is interned in Canada — is the one book that will open Canada’s eyes.Beker ultimately bested runner-up American War, Omar El Akkad‘s dystopian novel which was defended by actor Tahmoh Penikett. Beker won in a 3-2 vote on the final day.last_img read more

Mother of murdered Teresa Robinson 11 speaks to APTN about unsolved case

first_imgShaneen Robinson APTN National NewsThe RCMP have been gathering volunteer samples of DNA from men on Garden Hill First Nation in Manitoba hoping it leads to a break in the unsolved murder of 11-year-old Teresa Robinson.The little girl was found murdered nine months ago. It’s believed her killer lives in the community.APTN flew to Garden Hill Friday morning to meet with Teresa’s mother for her first interview since her daughter’s death. Sandra Robinson said she still finds it hard to believe she will never see her girl again.last_img read more

Obama Says Next Global Entrepreneurship Summit to Be Held in Marrakech

Washington – US president Barack Obama announced, on Tuesday in Washington, that the upcoming yearly Global entrepreneurship Summit will be held on November 20-21 in Marrakech. This is the first time an African country hosts the event.The Global Entrepreneurship Summit is a platform to facilitate the exchange of views and ideas between global business leaders and entrepreneurs and strengthen alliances among entrepreneurs around the world.The GES is a follow-through on President Barack Obama’s emphasis on entrepreneurship as a pillar of U.S. global engagement, underscoring the importance of entrepreneurship as one of the most powerful ways for individuals to improve their own economic circumstances. read more

Trump wields sanctions hammer experts wonder to what end

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their aims.President Donald Trump has used an array of new and existing sanctions against Iran, North Korea and others. His Treasury Department has targeted thousands of entities with asset freezes and business bans. The State Department has imposed travel bans on foreign government officials and others for human rights abuses and corruption.At the same time, the administration is trying to reduce greatly the amount of U.S. foreign assistance.Experts fear the administration is relying too much on coercion at the expense of co-operation.Matthew Lee, The Associated Press read more

Afghanistan UN envoy says extremists cannot stop polls or new political culture

Jean Arnault, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, told reporters today at a press briefing in Kabul that despite a series of deadly attacks during the election campaign, “Afghans will not let anything stop them from participating.”More than 10 million Afghans are registered to vote in tomorrow’s elections for a national parliament and provincial councils, which are being staged four years after the demise of the notorious Taliban regime and a quarter century of war and misrule in the Asian country.Mr. Arnault said he has witnessed signs of increasing pluralism, greater freedom of assembly and opinion, and the involvement of women – whose rights were severely curtailed under the Taliban – as both candidates and voters.“A sense that the legacy of the rule of the gun can be resisted is now taking root,” he said, noting that Afghans have already successfully elected a transitional authority, adopted a national constitution and then elected a president.But he also expressed outrage at the violence by extremists in the election campaign, including deadly attacks last night on police and security forces. Three police officers were killed when they were ambushed during a patrol just south of Kabul.Mr. Arnault said reconstruction and security continues to lag behind the political advances being made, and the international community must do more to ensure they keep pace with Afghanistan’s increasing democratization. read more

Saddened by peacekeepers death Annan urges Eritrea to lift flight ban on

“The Secretary-General is particularly troubled that the death occurred in the circumstances when, because of the inadmissible restrictions imposed by Eritrea, the medical evacuation of the sick peacekeeper to a hospital required the use of a longer route,” Mr. Annan’s spokesperson said in a formal statement.The peacekeeper, member of the Indian contingent of UNMEE, suffered a cardiac arrest in the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) between Eritrea and Ethiopia and was pronounced dead after having been evacuated to Addis Ababa.According to UNMEE, Lance Corporal Kamble Ramesh Annappa first succumbed in the early hours of the morning and died soon after arrival at the hospital at 1400 hours local time.“It is pertinent to not that this soldier could have been evacuated to Asmara, Eritrea in a much shorter time frame since a helicopter was available at the Battalion Headquarters in Adigrat,” UNMEE said in its briefing notes.“This trip to Asmara would have taken only 45 to 50 minutes flying time to reach the UN Level 2 hospital located in the capital,” it continued.Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a bitter border war between 1998 and 2000 and the TSZ now separates the two countries. Mr. Annan, in a recent report to the Security Council, offered a number of options for coping with the current stalemate, ranging from redeployment to total withdrawal of UNMEE.Eritrea has increased its criticism of the UN for not forcing Ethiopia to accept the border delineated in 2002, awarding Badme – the town that triggered the border conflict – to Eritrea.In addition to the ban on over flights by its helicopters, Eritrea has barred peacekeepers of certain nationalities from its territory and UNMEE patrols face restrictions on their movements. read more

Investors turn cautious one week after the US stock market hit a

Investors turn cautious one week after the US stock market hit a record high by The Associated Press Posted Apr 17, 2013 4:22 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Investors are turning cautious on Wall Street just one week after the stock market hit an all-time high.Stocks fell amid new signs of weakness in Europe’s economy. Poor earnings news from Bank of America and an apparent drop in demand for Apple’s iPod and iPhone contributed to the selling.Banking, tech and energy stocks led the way lower.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 138 points to 14,618 Wednesday, or 0.9 per cent.The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 22 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 1,552.The Nasdaq composite fell 60 points, or 1.8 per cent, to 3,204. Apple, the biggest component in the index, slumped nearly 6 per cent.Three stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was high, 4.2 billion shares. read more

Documentary makers love of storytelling began at Brock

It was the people and their stories that captivated Nicolina Lanni. What they lost. What they found. How they connected.In her first feature documentary film Lost & Found, the Brock University grad shares the stories of Japanese people who survived a devastating tsunami and the beachcombers half a world away who helped pick up the pieces.“It’s about people and very personal, human stories,” says Lanni (BA ’05). “It was so clearly such a beautiful story and once it was in front of us, there was no way we were not going to tell it.”An estimated 25-million tonnes of wreckage from Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami is drifting across the Pacific Ocean, often washing up on North America’s shores. Filming took Lanni and her creative partner John Choi to Alaska, Washington, British Columbia and Japan.Lanni says the debris is more than just trash, it’s remnants of the lives of the 20,000 people lost to the waves and the loved ones they left behind.The film follows the stories of beachcombers, scientists and government officials coming together to collect all that was lost, and reunite the items with their rightful owners in Japan.“We didn’t really focus on the disaster or the aftermath,” Lanni says. “Our film really focuses on the specific stories of friendship and these really unlikely relationships forged in the aftermath.”One of the friendships the film explores is between Alaskans David and Yumi Baxter and a woman they met in Japan after finding a yellow buoy wash up in Alaska. Sakiko Miura lost everything in the tsunami including the restaurant she ran with her late husband Keigo.The Baxters reunited Miura with a buoy with the character forKei (short for Keigo) painted on it, which used to hang outside of her restaurant in a coastal town called Minamisanriku.“The fact that the Kei buoy came back makes me think that my husband’s soul is in it,” Miura says in the documentary.The meaning of objects and our connection to them is explored throughout Lost & Found.The filmmakers made links that will last a lifetime, Choi says.“The people in our film are all incredibly close to us still. It’s a family,” he says. “Lost & Found is really about taking that leap of faith and the unlikeliness of people coming together from around the world and connecting.”Lanni says the work she did while making the film is drawn from her experiences at Brock, where she studied theatre and women’s studies.It was at Brock that she started interviewing people and storytelling as part of a form of verbatim theatre called Collective Creation – when a group comes together, writes, collaborates and performs. She did it in Africa after graduation.“We would go into a town, talk to people and create a show and perform it for the community,” she says.After working in journalism for a time, Lanni switched to filmmaking and works as a director and producer in film and broadcast television including programming for The History Channel, Discovery Channel and Shaw Media.Lost & Found was commissioned by Shaw Communications alongside NHK Enterprises in Japan and SBS in Australia.Lanni says they also received the Hot Docs Shaw Completion Fund and the film had its theatrical premier at the Hot Docs Bloor Cinema in March for the fifth anniversary of the tsunami.For more information on the film and where to see it visit Global is showing the movie July 9 at 9 p.m.Lanni and Choi, who have a company called Frank Films, are currently working on a documentary about sinkholes. read more

Weekly football picks Week 6

Quinn Pitcock Dallas Lauderdale Last week: 3-1 Overall: 12-5 Picks: Ohio State, Michigan State, Florida James Laurinaitis Last week: 3-1 Overall: 12-5 Picks: Ohio State, Michigan State, Florida Last week: 3-1 Overall: 9-8 Picks: Ohio State, Michigan State, Florida Zack Meisel Last week: 3-1 Overall: 12-5 Picks: Ohio State, Michigan, Florida Little changed standings-wise last week, as all five participants in the Weekly Picks Challenge correctly predicted three out of the four games. This week, the only game featuring different predictions is Michigan State-Michigan. Justin Zwick remains atop the leaderboard with a 14-3 overall record. A three-way tie for second place has James Laurinaitis, Dallas Lauderdale and defending champion Quinn Pitcock at 12-5.  THIS WEEK’S GAMES Indiana @ No. 2 Ohio State No. 17 Michigan State @ No. 18 Michigan No. 14 LSU @ No. 12 Florida Last week: 3-1 Overall: 12-5 Picks: Ohio State, Michigan, Florida Justin Zwick read more

Mens Hockey No 4 Ohio State falls 21 to Michigan in lowscoring

Freshman forward Quinn Preston (16) races for a loose puck during the first period of Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Michigan on Jan. 11. Ohio State lost 2-1. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternIn the rivalry matchup between Michigan (8-8-6, 4-4-4-2 Big Ten) and Ohio State (12-5-4, 5-2-3-2 Big Ten), a season after the Buckeyes won all five matchups, it was the Wolverines who came out on top, winning the game 2-1.Michigan junior goalie Hayden Lavigne came up big, making 22 saves, including 20 straight to end the game.“They’re a really good hockey team, they’ve got a ton of talent,” head coach Steve Rohlik said.  “They played with a lot of speed. There’s nothing that surprised me tonight.”Following the puck drop, Ohio State roared to life with senior forward Freddy Gerard scoring a goal less than seven minutes into the game with assists from junior forward Carson Meyer and senior forward Dakota Joshua.The rest of the period saw a vicious Michigan offense facing off against a resilient OSU defense.  Michigan attempted over double the amount of shots in the period, shooting 13 times as opposed to Ohio State’s six, but the Buckeyes held the 1-0 lead.Within the first two minutes of the second period, both Michigan senior defenseman Nicholas Boka and junior forward Jake Slaker were sent to the penalty box, allowing Ohio State a 5-on-3 opportunity to advance their lead.  Despite their best efforts, the puck ricocheted off the goal post twice, keeping the score at 1-0.“We had obviously a couple great looks, hit a couple posts, I mean sometimes you get those, sometimes you don’t,” Rohlik said. “We go up two-zip maybe it’s a different game, but it didn’t happen, so then you gotta respond from there.”Shortly after being released from the penalty box, Slaker tied the game up 1-1. The teams remained in a gridlock up until the last few minutes of the second period, when Michigan junior forward Will Lockwood shot and scored, putting Michigan in the lead 2-1.The Buckeyes pulled redshirt senior goalie Sean Romeo and put in an additional player within the last moments of the game in an attempt to at least tie up the game, but couldn’t find the back of the net.“We kind of played into what they like to do,” Gerard said. “They had a lot of heat coming up the ice on us and for whatever reason, we just didn’t really have the jump tonight, and we weren’t playing really connected.”Ohio State faces off with Michigan again at the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Hospital at Baltic Sea – THW Kiel in trouble

Proffesional handball brings a lot of injuries, but this season in EHF Champions League winner, THW Kiel, is something special. Before the start, THW coach, Alfred Gislason couldn’t count on Kim Andersson, then, Daniel Narcisse (he will miss WC 2011 in Sweden and back at early Februar), Christian Zeitz, who is out for a last three weeks and probably will be ready for the match against RNL at December 1.New troubles for the champions from the Baltic Sea are injuries of Marcus Ahlm, who won’t be ready before a New Year and also German right wing, Christian Sprenger, which recovery process are not known yet.With this in THW Kiel can’t be happy, but also, their the biggest oponnent in Handball Bundesliga, HSV, announced that playmaker, Domagoj Duvnjak had an artroskophie, because of problem with right knee. Duvnjak will be out of the court at least three weeks. ← Previous Story Vive Kielce wrote a history in “Blaugrana” – 28:28 Next Story → Norway won “Mobelringen Cup” read more

LNH Round8 Paris wins in Dunkerque 8th win in 8th game

← Previous Story Polish derby: Can Wisla break Kielce’s series 6:0? Next Story → Barca with 100.000 followers on Twitter! afgourbojinovicDunkerquegunnarssonhansennagyparisParis handballparis hc France’s 2nd ranked team hosted the 1st one, but it was a game without any uncertainty about the winner. Paris HC took the lead in the match early and kept it until half time, when it was three goals, 19-16. In the second half, Paris continued their dominance, and with Hansen‘s and Bojinovic‘s 6 goals, and Gunnarsson‘s 5, won in the end with 36-30 to extend their lead in the LNH. Dunkerque’s top scorers were Afgour with 6 goals, while Kornel Nagy and Espen Lie Hansen scored 5 goals each. read more

EHF CL Kadetten keep fighting for TOP 16

Swiss best side Kadetten Schaffhausen kept the chances to be among TOP 2 teams in Group C of the VELUX EHF Champions League by trashing RK Metalurg Skopje 27:17 (10:10). After 35 minutes of the battle in BCC Arena, it was 14:14, but than Markus Baur team showed quality performance with Nikola Portner between the posts to ensure a new success in the European elite competition.Domestic left wing Manuel Liniger was a top scorer with nine goals.STANDINGS: 4. HCM Baia Mare7331194:190(4)9 3. Kadetten Schaffhausen8413223:216(7)9 4. Chekhovskie Medvedi8305215:231(-16)6 3. Futebol Clube do Porto7502195:189(6)10 5. Vojvodina8206202:235(-33)4 6. Elverum Handball Herrer7115187:208(-21)3 6. TATRAN Presov7106170:202(-32)2 2. HC Meshkov Brest7502225:184(41)10 Chekhovskie Medvedi broke the resistance of RK Vojvodina in the last five minutes to celebrate – 34:30, but Russians already lost all the chances to compete at TOP 16 this season.STANDINGS: 1. Naturhouse La Rioja7601218:184(34)12 5. HC Metalurg8206172:187(-15)4 2. Skjern Handbold7412198:182(16)9 1. HC Motor Zaporozhye7502204:195(9)10 ← Previous Story RK GORENJE FLASHMOB: Who takes the ball? Next Story → MAN FROM THE SHADOW, Xavi Sabate: Focus on thing under my control Kadetten SchaffhausenVelux EHF Champions League read more

What would you use the pedestrianised College Green plaza for

first_img By Aoife Barry Share50 Tweet Email Image: Dublin City Council Oct 28th 2016, 4:33 PM What would you use the pedestrianised College Green plaza for? Dublin City Council wants to know. 23,138 Views 90 Comments Image: Dublin City Council Friday 28 Oct 2016, 4:33 PM “The space created will have the potential to transform this area and to re-imagine the space and the use of it for the benefit of the citizens of Dublin and also visitors to Dublin.” – Dublin City CouncilDUBLIN CITY COUNCIL is ploughing ahead with its latest plans for a plaza in College Green area – and it wants to know what you’d do with it.Under proposed traffic management measures, a civic plaza area would be created in College Green which would see all traffic except pedestrians and cyclists being removed from Church Lane to lower Grafton St.A public workshop on designs for the plaza will be held on 17 November, and people are being asked to come along and bring their ideas.The plan is the result of consultation between Dublin City Council, the National Transport Authority and Dublin Bus on facilitating the Luas Cross City once it is launched next year.Initially DCC said that it was anticipated that the proposal would be completed and in place by early summer 2017, “to align with the Luas Cross City construction and testing program”. However, yesterday the council confirmed that it is anticipated to be in place by 2018.Brendan O’Brien of Dublin Council said that this is due to the fact the plans are to be sent to An Bord Pleanála rather than the councillors.He told that the plan is set to go to the bord hopefully in March 2017. “It depends on how quickly the bord makes its decision, but we would hope that if the bord make their decision toward the latter half of 2017 the actual traffic management changes can be [in by] the end of 2017,” he said.A screening report on the environmental impact of the plan said the route they should be going is through An Bord Pleanála rather than councillors.The council is currently compiling the environmental impact assessment, and the statement on this will be lodged in March. After this, a period of formal public consultation will take place, and it’s anticipated this will take around five to six months.Thinking ahead Source: CAAS Ltd reportBut before all this there will be a public event in the Mansion House on 16 November. This is for people to think about the space and discuss what sort of uses would be best for it.“If the space was available, what are the things the design team would need to be considering for that space?” explained O’Brien.“[The meeting is] not statutory… it’s to engage with people.” He said the council wants to get as wide a group of people as possible to think about the space, as their thoughts will be sent to the design team who will be appointed in December. The event requires online registration.The plan will mean “a space outside College Green which we’re not allowing vehicles to drive through, so that becomes a space for a plaza or for whatever way you want to describe it, for the city,” said O’Brien.We are interested what people would like to see in College Green or what their view is. If this space was available, what way could it be used – that’s the theme of that event, so it’s not looking at traffic management or bus routes.He added that the space “will provide a safe area for people to move around the city”.The plan will encompass a 2.5 hectare area and will see some buses re-routed, with a turnaround arrangement being brought in to the west of College Green to allow some routes to move their terminuses to Dame Street.In a report on the plans, DCC said:This change of use of College Green presents an important opportunity for the city to redefine this area as a Civic Space of National importance in line with the City Council’s long standing objective for College Green.The implementation of the proposed traffic management measures “will open the way for a complete redesign of this space”, it said.Read: Dozens of buses could be diverted from one of Dublin’s busiest junctions> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL last_img read more

Last nights Room to Improve with Daniel ODonnell was RTÉs most watched

first_img Short URL By Cormac Fitzgerald 64 Comments Feb 19th 2018, 10:55 PM Share785 Tweet Email9 Image: RTÉ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 19 Feb 2018, 10:55 PM Image: RTÉ HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of viewers tuned into watch legendary country music star Daniel O’Donnell appear on RTÉ’s Room to Improve last night.RTÉ said that the episode in which architect Dermot Bannon revamped the Donegal home of O’Donnell and his wife Majella was watched by an average audience of 722,000.This made it the most watched episode of the show in its history.Daniel and Majella were hesitant in the beginning but Bannon won them over in the end.The results featured a huge open plan kitchen and living area, overlooked by a new mezzanine.The episode was also popular with users on social media.In terms of viewers on RTÉ, Dancing with the Stars was the most-watched entertainment show on television, with 532,000 viewers on Sunday.Read: The nation got to see a whole new side to Daniel O’Donnell on this week’s Room to Improve 59,696 Views Last night’s Room to Improve with Daniel O’Donnell was RTÉ’s most watched programme of the year It was the most watched episode of the show in its history.last_img read more

President Higgins leads wealth of tributes to pioneering bishop Eamonn Casey

first_imgPresident Higgins leads wealth of tributes to ‘pioneering’ bishop Eamonn Casey Casey died today after a long illness. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, who was gunned down while giving Mass in a San Salvador church in 1980. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesTrócaireTrócaire have also paid tribute to Casey for the work he did on the charity’s behalf as their first ever chairperson.A statement from Trócaire said that Casey “worked assiduously on behalf of marginalised communities” in the developing world.“For two decades Bishop Casey was the driving force behind Trócaire. Bishop Casey and Brian McKeown, the first director, formed a dynamic partnership. Together, they stood courageously with the world’s poor and championed their cause when others would not do so,” said Trócaire’s executive Éamonn Meehan.When Archbishop Romero was murdered while saying Mass in 1980, Bishop Casey attended his funeral. The funeral was attacked by death squads and Bishop Casey narrowly avoided injury. He spent two hours administering the sacrament of the injured. He was reported to have been the only Bishop to have remained at the Cathedral, with other visiting Bishops brought away for their own safety. Bishop Eamon Casey who died today aged 89. Mar 13th 2017, 10:06 PM Image: RTÉ Short URL PRESIDENT MICHAEL D Higgins has led the tributes to former Bishop of Galway and Kerry Eamonn Casey, who died this afternoon.The President said that he “heard with sadness” of the death this afternoon.“There will be many who will remember his work on homelessness and housing with the Irish emigrant community in Britain,” President Higgins said.As Chairman of Trócaire, he encouraged the organisation to become a leading NGO campaigning for justice as well as responding to humanitarian distress and poverty in the developing world.After his attendance at the funeral of Bishop Romero who was assassinated in El Salvador, Irish awareness of the sources of conflict in Central and South America was significantly increased. While serving as mayor of Galway I was asked by Bishop Casey to visit, with other parliamentarians, El Salvador and to speak to the religious and others who were reporting on human rights and the killings that were taking place.President Higgins also made reference to Casey’s well-publicised mistakes for which the President said he expressed “deep regret”.“Other aspects of his life were the source of pain to others, for which Bishop Casey has apologised and expressed his deep regret, and he himself had the experience of pain visited on him in later life.” Eamon Casey at the funeral mass of his brother in law. Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesFamilyThe revelation that Casey had fathered a son with American woman Annie Murphy in 1974 led to his resignation 18 years later.In a statement issued this evening, Casey’s family including his son said he was a source of “great love and support”.“On behalf of his son, Peter, his brother, Father Micheál, his sister, Ita Furlong, nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews, we wish to acknowledge the priestly work of Bishop Eamonn, especially in the pursuit of social justice for the marginalised, ” the statement read.Notwithstanding the demands on his time, Bishop Eamonn was a great source of love and support, making himself available to celebrate and to empathise with us in all our important family occasions. We wish to thank all of those who supported him in the past, in particular, the clergy and the people of the dioceses of Galway and Kerry, the Irish community in London, his many friends in Limerick and throughout the country and abroad.The family also made a specific thanks to those who cared for him during his long illness.center_img Bishop Eamon Casey who died today aged 89. Image: RTÉ 58 Comments Share Tweet Email1 Casey was forced to resign as Bishop of Galway in 1992. Source: RTÉThe churchDespite being blacklisted by the Catholic Church in Ireland following the revelations about his son, Archbishop Eamon Martin has said that he wants to “sincerely acknowledge the contribution of Bishop Casey”.“Bishop Casey was a long-serving member of the standing committee of the Bishops’ Conference and, in 1973, was one of the founder members of its overseas development agency Trócaire. Bishop Casey’s inspirational leadership of Trócaire pioneered a very significant pastoral outreach from this country towards the most vulnerable people in the developing world,” Martin said.At this sad time for Bishop Casey’s family, and for the dioceses of Kerry and Galway, I invite the faithful to pray for the repose of Bishop Casey’s soul.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.Casey’s former diocese in Galway has also expressed its sympathy to his family via its administrator Canon Michael McLoughlin.“Their loss is also our loss. Bishop Eamonn has been part of our lives for many decades and today it is natural that we would reflect and remember. And there are many memories,” McLoughlin said.When we witness homelessness, poverty and inequality in our society we remember with renewed respect his initiative, his tremendous work and his tenacious spirit among Irish emigrants in England, which ensured for so many the dignity of shelter and a place they could call home.PoliticsFianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has also expressed his condolences and paid tribute to Casey, calling him a “passionate and energetic church leader”.“His determination to fight poverty and injustice was not confined to Ireland and the UK, and he played an integral role in the establishment of Trócaire becoming the first Chairman of the aid agency,” Martin said.Read: Controversial bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89 >Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church? > By Rónán Duffy Monday 13 Mar 2017, 10:06 PM 21,424 Views last_img read more

Five people injured in threevehicle crash

first_imgShortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Patrol responded to a three-car crash on northbound state Highway 503 at Little Kalama River Road in Woodland that sent five people to the hospital.Logan Schoonover, 18, of Woodland was stopped southbound on 503 waiting to turn left onto Little Kalama, and was rear-ended by Richard Moore, 70, or Tualatin, Ore. Schoonover’s car traveled into the northbound lane, where it was hit by Roger Opp, 61, of Spokane.Opp’s car rolled over and came to rest in a ditch.The cause of the accident, according to a report from the state patrol, was following too close.Schoonover and Opp were transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, along with Sandra Opp, 56, and Corey Opp, 38, who were both riding in Opp’s car. Moore was transported to an unknown hospital, according to the report.last_img read more