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Bishop Brendan’s Lenten message

first_imgFacebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsBishop Brendan’s Lenten messageBy Bernie English – February 18, 2015 669 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Previous article#newmusic DJ/Producer MESCNext articleJape headlines Seoda birthday Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img TAGSBishop LeahyLentlimerick Advertisement the farmer what diedThe Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy, has urged the people of the diocese to use this Lent to address indifferences they may have to faith, to others and to themselves.In his Lenten Message, Bishop Leahy also called on the public to include ending the indifference that many now hold for charities following the controversies of late 2013 during Lent.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bishop Leahy said that Lent should not always be about what people are not going to do but also about what they are going to do.   Taking the cue from Pope Francis in his recent Lenten Message, Bishop Leahy said that the Pope’s reference to “a globalisation of indifference” in our world today is very apt.“For many, Lent is the annual season to check out those areas of our personal or social lives which we have become indifferent to.“Take charities, for instance. There was so much controversy last year about how some charities are run that, without realising it, we might all have become a little more indifferent to charities. Why not consider giving more to charities this Lent?“The Catholic Church’s agency, Trócaire, is well worth supporting but there are many others too. The important thing is not to be indifferent to the needs expressed through those charities.“Indifference doesn’t just apply to charities. We can get so used to hearing about the problems in the Middle East that some switch off in an indifference to the issue of peace and the plight of Christians in that part of the world.  When ethical debates begin around us, there’s a temptation to become indifferent to searching for what is true and right.“Because of the failures within the Church, we can, understandably perhaps, become indifferent to the Catholic Church, its teaching and sacraments. And yet, the Church itself has so much to offer us.“Issues relating to abuse of drink and drugs have become so prevalent that we shut out the issues and ignore them. And yet we know the havoc they wreak in society. None of us can afford to say I can do nothing to help.” WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Investment returns for renewable energy blow past oil and gas sector over last 12 months

first_imgInvestment returns for renewable energy blow past oil and gas sector over last 12 months FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The fortunes of renewable energy and fossil-fuel investors have diverged dramatically in the past year, with shares in wind and solar companies boosted by long-term growth forecasts, while oil and gas producers face deep skepticism that their newfound capital discipline will last.During the past 12 months, an equally weighted index of North American renewable power producers has risen by 35.3%, compared to a 53.6% drop in the S&P Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Select Industry Index. The outperformance of renewable energy stocks continues a years-long trend.Investor interest in “clean tech” is at its highest since before the 2008 financial crisis, driven by a “potent combination” of technological and political tailwinds, Pavel Molchanov, an equity analyst at Raymond James & Associates, wrote in an Oct. 1 research report.In the oil and gas market, meanwhile, producers with a history of living beyond their means have tried to assure investors of their commitment to cutting spending and debt and growing free cash flow. But there is a “widespread” belief that the cautious approach may be short-lived, Molchanov wrote in an email.Gas producers are trying to adjust their financial strategies amid a U.S. gas glut that has weighed on prices and battered shares of Appalachian drillers. As long as crude prices stay above $50 per barrel and keep Permian oil drilling in business, gas prices and gas stocks could be spending the next four to five years in the cellar waiting for more LNG demand to build, according to Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Jean Ann Salisbury.Potentially clouding the outlook further for E&P companies is the rising popularity of ESG investing and what Morningstar analysts say is a looming battle for market share in the power sector between natural gas and renewables. “Renewable energy has policy momentum, and its costs are now competitive with natural gas generation even at today’s low gas prices and without tax subsidies,” the Morningstar analysts said in an Oct. 9 report. “But gas generators offer grid reliability, a key competitive advantage.”More ($): Gulf widens between renewable and beaten-down E&P stockslast_img read more

US Donation Strengthens Fight against Drugs in Panama

first_imgBy Roberto López Dubois/Diálogo March 27, 2019 In early February, the U.S. government delivered a donation to Panama to strengthen its Public Force’s security operations. The donation, a hangar, equipment, and vehicles, will support units assigned to the Darién region, on the Colombian border. On February 5, acting U.S. Ambassador to Panama Roxanne Cabral delivered the donation during a ceremony to inaugurate the hangar at the Panamanian National Air and Naval Service’s Mayor Salvador Córdoba Air Base (SENAN, in Spanish), in Nicanor, Darién province. The hangar and the donated equipment will contribute to the fight against drug, human, and arms trafficking and disrupt the influence of transnational criminal organizations in Latin America. “The ceremony honors the donation of almost $5 million in total, but this is just a little grain of sand compared to the daily work you do here and all along your borders,” Cabral said. “We intend to support you with the necessary resources to address emergencies and equip you for your operations against drug and human trafficking.” The donation During the ceremony, Cabral symbolically handed over hangar keys to Panamanian Minister of Security Jonattan Del Rosario. The hangar was built in one year and cost $2.1 million. The hangar will be used to store and maintain SENAN’s AW109, AW139, Bell 212, 407, and 412 helicopters and other aircraft. The infrastructure, the first of its type in the air base located in the far east of Panama, also includes a warehouse to store material, equipment, and tools, in addition to office spaces, sleeping quarters, and bathrooms. “With this hangar, we can maintain our aircraft and keep them in the area,” Commissioner Gilberto Méndez, SENAN’s director, told Diálogo. “It won’t be necessary to move them to Panama [City] to do maintenance; rather, we will be able to do it here, enabling us to have helicopters more readily available to conduct SENAFRONT [Panamanian National Border Service] operations and our own.” U.S. authorities handed over the rest of the equipment and vehicles included in the donation to SENAFRONT and the Panamanian Police Anti-Narcotics Operations Tactical Unit. The package included spare parts for counter drug operation speedboats, night and thermal vision devices, 15 Jeep J8 tactical vehicles, two ambulances, and a tractor. Strategic base SENAN conducts critical tasks in the fight against narcotrafficking in Darién, such as surveillance patrols and support for SENAFRONT’s operations. The institution also contributes to humanitarian missions with rescue and medical evacuation operations in the area’s remote region. “This base here in Nicanor is one of the main bases SENAN and SENAFRONT use to send troops into the jungle, near the Colombian border,” U.S. Army Colonel Steven Wikleman, chief of the U.S. Embassy’s Security Cooperation Office in Panama, told Diálogo. “This is important, because these are areas where ELN [Colombian National Liberation Army] and drug cartels operate. This base is key to the mission of Panamanian security forces.” The region known as the Darién Gap consists of a dense and humid 550,000-hectare rainforest that Panama and Colombia share. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, in Spanish) exploited the remote area before signing the peace agreement with the Colombian government in late 2016. However, FARC and ELN dissidents, as well as other transnational criminal groups, use the region to transport drugs bound for the United States and commit related crimes. Long-standing friendship Panama and the United States maintain a solid relationship with bilateral cooperation agreements and support for the Public Force with equipment and vehicle donations. In November 2018, the U.S. government donated two Boston Whaler boats to SENAN, valued at more than $1 million. “Both governments ratified our security cooperation commitment,” said Del Rosario. “We created and maintain a high-level dialogue between security authorities. We meet periodically to develop and execute our common strategies against transnational threat networks.” Panamanian security forces increased their operations throughout the country. In late 2018, Panama launched Operation Shield (Operación Escudo) to disrupt narcotrafficking routes in border areas with Colombia and Costa Rica. The operation, ongoing until September 2019, resulted in the seizure of more than 25 tons of drugs and the capture of more than 120 criminals. “We proved that each dollar invested for cooperation in Panama yields good results,” Del Rosario concluded. “On behalf of the government, the Ministry of Security, and the Public Force, I want to thank the United States for their unconditional support to our forces, so that we can continue to strengthen bonds of friendship and carry out the mission of protecting and serving our citizens, preventing violence, and countering common and transnational crime.”last_img read more

Couple face up to seven years in jail for running under age prostitutes ring

first_imgStuff co.nz 15 January 2017Family First Comment: The Prostitutes Collective say this is rare – but it’s not. It’s just that the police struggle to be able to investigate under the silly laws. As quoted by an expert…“Until New Zealand acknowledges that people are being forced or coerced to provide sexual favours for other people’s profit, professionals aren’t going to be on the lookout for these types of situations.”ExactlyAn Auckland father of two and the mother of his children have been charged with helping underage women into sex work.The 33 year-old man and his 23-year-old fiancee jointly face three charges laid under the Prostitution Reform Act of assisting three young people into providing commercial sexual services.The young women named in the court documents are aged 15, 16, and 17 and were allegedly helped into the work in 2015 and 2016.Under the Act it is illegal to pay sex workers under the age of 18, or to employ them.The charge carries a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment.The pair are yet to enter a plea and have been bailed to reappear in the Auckland District Court at the end of January. They were granted name suppression at earlier appearances.Both declined to comment on the charges, but said the situation was “complicated”.“As I’m sure you can understand the privacy for our young children are paramount. As you have already described the charge is unusual and very complicated,” the Auckland man said.Prostitutes’ Collective national coordinator Catherine Healy said it was unusual to hear of people being prosecuted for assisting young people into sex work.She believed the majority of licensed brothel owners and operators did their due diligence when it came to employing workers, but there had been instances where licensees had been duped by fake IDs, she said.Under current legislation, police must obtain a warrant before they can check on the ages of brothel workers, Healy said.“I know that these critics would like to see the police go into brothels to check that they’re all over 18 and we had that system and it failed dismally. It was just ridiculous. It was silly. It didn’t work at all,” she said.Academic and forced prostitution researcher Natalie Thorburn said there was a lack of awareness among agencies about what constituted sex trafficking or exploitation.“As a nation, we’re now a lot more comfortable with responding to family violence and to sexual violence – now we need to see that same progress with categories of crime that don’t fit neatly into those types of violence,” she said.“At present, it doesn’t seem to be something we actively look for or have a lot of knowledge about how to responding to.“Until New Zealand acknowledges that people are being forced or coerced to provide sexual favours for other people’s profit, professionals aren’t going to be on the lookout for these types of situations.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/87990066/Couple-face-up-to-seven-years-in-jail-for-running-under-age-prostitutes-ring?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more