Rector Bath, NC Africa, February 16, 2017 at 1:18 pm Just an aside, at least 620,000 Americans died in the War Between the States, and many more maimed and injured for life. Miserable prison camps, limbs severed without anesthesia, American’s homes and crops burned totally awful, . Probably should include the death of Abraham Lincoln also. They paid the price for this great sin in America, a sin that in many ways was inflicted by Europe on America. The travel junket of the Bishop was nice but in a larger sense the brave men who died to end this miserable time in history have contributed far more than our ability to add or detract. Far more than the Bishop’s trip. (Apologies to President Lincoln) Would that the whole Gettysburg Address be read in our Churches and a day of thanksgiving for those who gave their lives during this period be declared. Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion, Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books February 20, 2017 at 8:38 pm Is this a message that you would deliver by reading it in person to a large and diverse group of African Americans? And, may I ask, is this a message on the subject-at-hand that Christ himself, who in his always omniscient presence knows full well about about, would give, himself, on the matter?May I count you as among those who have left the Episcopal Church? I hope not, but this dialogue is entirely detached, IMO, from God’s message and commandment of love. Racial Justice & Reconciliation Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ghana Pilgrimage, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Lynette Wilson Posted Feb 16, 2017 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rudolph Rassendyll says: Tony Oberdorfer says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC From left, Pilgrim Constance Perry, a former Episcopal Relief & Development board member, and Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Gayle Harris cross in front of the Presbyterian chapel in the courtyard of Elmina Castle. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Accra, Ghana] Most Episcopalians and Americans know the United States’ history of slavery, and how Union and Confederate soldiers fought a bloody civil war opposing and defending it. But lesser known is the horrific story that preceded slaves’ journey to the New World; a journey that carried them from Africa to plantations and cities in the Americas and the Caribbean.In late January, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led a reconciliation pilgrimage for bishops and Episcopal Relief & Development friends and supporters to Ghana. The pilgrims visited cities and sites critical to understanding the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and Episcopal Relief & Development partners and programs working to improve Ghanaians’ lives. It was a pilgrimage that the presiding bishop described as akin to going home.“I was really thinking of it as a kind of ‘homecoming’ for me as an African-American, as someone born and reared in the United States. Whenever I’ve come back to Africa, whether east, central or west, I’ve often had that strange feeling like I was coming to a land that knew me before,” he said, while standing in the courtyard of Elmina Castle, a castle built by the Portuguese in 1482.“But this time, knowing we were coming to the place of [initial] enslavement, of embarkation, where the slaves began their journey through the middle passage … knowing that was like returning to the roots of who I am. And when you go back to your roots, you’re really going home.”From left, Anglican Diocese of Tamale Bishop Jacob Ayeebo, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and retired Bishop of Tamale Emmanuel Arongo share a laugh during a service at St. James Anglican Church in Binaba, a church built by a United Thank Offering grant. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceFrom Accra, Ghana’s capital, the pilgrims flew north to Tamale and boarded a bus that took them further north to the Upper East Region, where they spent a morning walking the paths of Pikworo Slave Camp, the same paths walked by an estimated 500,000 enslaved people between 1704 and 1805. Newly captured slaves from Mali and Burkina Faso were brought to the camp where they were chained to trees, where they ate one meal a day from bowls carved into rock, and where the process of stripping them of their humanity commenced. Slaves were marched from Pikworo 500 miles south to one of 50 castles on Africa’s west coast, 39 of them in Ghana, where they were held in dungeons, standing and sleeping in their own excrement, before their captors loaded them onto ships bound for the New World. The pilgrims traced that journey, as well, flying back to Accra and boarding a bus bound for the coast.“In so many ways this pilgrimage has birthed reconciliation for those of us who participated as we’ve been reconciled with one another and been formed in beloved community,” said the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, the canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and creation. “Reconciliation with our history and with the slave trade and the ways that so many were implicated in it and suffered because of it, and reconciliation because what we’ve seen through the work of Episcopal Relief & Development, that history does not have to define the way as we as church show up today in Ghana and around the world.”Captured Africans from Mali and Burkina Faso were held at Pikworo Slave Camp in Ghana’s Upper East Region before forcibly marched to the dungeons of one of the many castles along the Gold Coast. Here Aaron Azumah, a guide at the camp, demonstrates how slaves were bound and made to sit on punishment rock. If they didn’t show regret for their transgression, they were left to die in the hot sun. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe Church of England and the Episcopal Church were complicit in the slave trade, with many Episcopalians owning slaves and profiting from the slave trade and its ancillary trade in raw materials – rum, sugar, molasses, tobacco and cotton. The “middle passage” worked as a triangle: Ships sailed from Europe with manufactured goods to Africa where the goods were exchanged for slaves that were captured in other African countries. Those slaves were sent to the Caribbean, where some worked on plantations; others were taken to North and South America along with sugar and molasses, where they were again sold. Ships then carried commodities, such as coffee, rum and tobacco, to Europe to sell and process, then sailed back to African where slave traders swapped goods for more slaves and continued the triangular journey.The Portuguese, the Dutch and the British, all at one time or another, occupied the castles and controlled the trans-Atlantic slave trade. An estimated 12 to 25 million Africans passed through Ghana’s ports to be sold as slaves in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.Britain abolished the slave trade in 1807 and in 1834 declared owning slaves illegal. U.S. President Thomas Jefferson in 1808 signed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves but slave ownership continued until 1865 and the passage of the 13th Amendment.Even though Anglican and Episcopal churches later participated in and sometimes led the abolitionist movement, the churches and individual Anglicans and Episcopalians benefited from the slave trade. The 75th General Convention in 2006 sought to address the church’s role in slavery. In 2008, the Episcopal Church formally apologized for its involvement in slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Gayle Harris share a moment at Elmina Caste, one of 50 castles on Africa’s west coast that served as points of embarkation for slaves shipped to the Americas and the Caribbean. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceSlavery’s legacy is “not only race,” said Curry, but the contradiction that the American republic was founded on democratic principles and the idea that all are created equal.“Bearing the language of the equality of humanity, though not fully living into it yet, that was a living contradiction … America has struggled to resolve. A civil war happened because it was unresolved,” he said. “And all the struggles after that, Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow segregation, the emergence of the civil rights movement … a lot of the tensions and divisions that you see in American society now, some of their origins are traceable to the fact that in our [nation’s] originating DNA, the issue of freedom and slavery was not resolved, human equality was not fully resolved. Although they [the Founding Fathers] were headed in the right direction, they weren’t quite there.”When Thomas Jefferson wrote “that all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence, he owned slaves; other Founding Fathers owned slaves; President George Washington owned slaves; slaves also served Presidents James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Knox Polk and Zachary Taylor. Slave labor helped build the White House in Washington, D.C.This legacy of contradiction, of inequality and racism, that Americans and Episcopalians, black and white, continue to live with today is a legacy the Episcopal Church seeks to confront through its racial reconciliation work.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led an Episcopal Relief & Development reconciliation pilgrimage to Ghana in January. The group posed for a photo following a Jan. 22 Eucharist at the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Accra. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceIn 2015, General Convention passed a budget that emphasized racial reconciliation, something Curry has focused on and has asked the church to work on since his installation as presiding bishop in November 2015.Slavery’s legacy is also something Upper South Carolina Bishop Andrew Waldo, who grew up in the Jim Crow South and has studied his family’s history, grapples with in his life.“I come from a family that has been in this country for a very long time, many generations of Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi slaveholders, probably two dozen Confederate officers, naval infantry, cavalry, the whole works,” said Waldo in an interview at Cape Coast Castle, another slave castle not far from the one in Elmina.The courtyard at Cape Coast Castle. Slaves occupied the dungeons, soldiers the next level and officers the upper level. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceWaldo made these discoveries while studying his family’s genealogy, not because his parents discussed it. He began to discover how deeply involved his family was in enslaving people. Ancestors owned plantations in Virginia and southern Mississippi, and his great-great-grandfather likely attended an Episcopal church alongside Jefferson Davis, who served as president of the Confederacy during the Civil War.“I realized that if I was going to be faithful to God’s call to me as a reconciler, then I couldn’t let that history just lie there, that I was going to be somebody finding ways to heal, to repair, to reconnect,” said Waldo, saying that the reconciliation pilgrimage added a sense of urgency to his work.“When you see how many hundreds of thousands, millions of people came through these places, and sat in those dungeons,” he said, to arrive in the United States to meet the master’s whip, to be baptized and be stripped of their names. “I can only be certain that my ancestors did that to people, so I had to shift course for my family.”Christ the King Church’s red spire can be seen from the upper levels of Cape Coast Castle, where slaves were held and where the British once had an Anglican chapel above a slave dungeon. Christ the King was the first Anglican church in Ghana. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceWaldo also is shifting the course in his diocese, where six years into his episcopacy, after he’d gotten a sense of “the lay of the land,” he’s initiated a race and reconciliation committee. The 13 members of the committee came from among 40 people, all with “deep stakes” in the conversation, who applied for an appointment.Through personal stories, including Waldo’s own, Upper South Carolina Episcopalians are beginning to confront racism and slavery’s legacy in their lives and communities. The same thing is beginning to happen on a deeper level across the Episcopal Church, which is why Oklahoma Bishop Ed Konieczny, after joining an Episcopal Relief & Development reconciliation pilgrimage in 2016, suggested one particularly for bishops.Konieczny initiated a conversation with Robert Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development, asking if the presiding bishop had been on a pilgrimage to Ghana; a year later Curry was leading one.“Michael Curry had just been elected presiding bishop and one of his big priorities is racial reconciliation … what I was saying to Rob was that as a privileged white male bishop of the Church who was being asked to speak out about racial reconciliation as a voice of reconciliation, I didn’t feel I had the authority to do that because I come from a different place,” said Konieczny, who grew up in Orange County, California, and had a 20-year law enforcement career before the priesthood.“I still don’t have the authority, but this trip gives me a story to tell about my own reconciliation of who I am, how I have been part of the racial strife and discord in our country. … I remember growing up the way the adults around talked about blacks and the words they used,” he said. He shared the story about how when his police station was first integrated, his colleagues refused to dress alongside the black officer in the locker room.The Ghana pilgrimage, he said, made him realize everything he’d been taught about slavery and racism was wrong.“I wasn’t given the truth, and then it was just the collision of my world and this other world and the recognition that I’m a racist. Hopefully a recovering racist, but yeah, whether I was overtly involved, or whether I condoned, ignored or contributed to things that were done or said, the way people acted, I think puts me in a place now where I have at least something to say and I can raise the questions and people can at least reflect and search in their own lives,” said Konieczny.Pilgrims laid an Episcopal Relief & Development wreath at Elmina Castle in Cape Coast, Ghana. Slaves were led out of the castle and loaded onto ships through “the door of no return.” Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe pilgrimage challenges each participant’s preconceived notions about slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.“The narrative that so many of us have come up with was that the great evil of slavery was actually being a slave, actually being someone held like an animal on a plantation,” said Spellers, whose great-grandmother was a slave. “I had no idea the gravity and the depth of the suffering that occurred before anyone even got to the slave ships or got to Cape Coast, how many died on the way.“One of the members of our group said, ‘This was the African Holocaust, wasn’t it?’ And I realized it was. Again, it helps me to understand why race is so hard for us to work within America, why it keeps coming back up … because there’s still so much we’ve not talked about.”The Church can offer a safe place to have difficult conversations, conversations that may involve pain, uncertainty and ambiguity, but conversations that are bathed in a mutual love and care for one another, a safe place where we can all share honestly and move into the future, said Curry.“My hope is that this journey will help us reclaim and reface a common history that we have, a painful past, not for the sake of guilt, and not for the sake of wallowing in the past, but for the sake of us, black, white, red, yellow and brown, finding ways to face our past and then turn in another direction and create a new future,” he said, quoting the words of the poet Maya Angelou: “The history, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage need not be lived again.”“That’s our goal and that’s how the past is redeemed and a new future is claimed,” said Curry. “And that is the task of the Episcopal Church.”– Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. Ghana reconciliation pilgrimage a ‘homecoming,’ presiding bishop says Pilgrims repent the Church’s and America’s complicity in the trans-Atlantic slave trade Tony Oberdorfer says: Alexander Scott says: February 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm Hmn. Why do I sense this misses some rather basic elements? Were EuroAmericans doing the enslaving, or were they purchasers of people already captured, offered for sale rather than just being slaughtered out of hand? Agreed, slavery was a complex problem in need of address, and its aftermath has proven stubbornly resistant to correction; whence arises the stubbornness? For Episcopalians, especially: Leonidas Polk — “bishop general” and founder of southern Episcopalians’ beloved University of the South — seems still lionized, despite leading the split in the Civil War church and being a proslavery general. (Arguably, as a southern general, his ineptitude made him a defacto ally of the Union….). Whyndomi sense that pilgrimage is not enough? February 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm I suppose if I were offered a free or heavily subsidized trip to Ghana I might jump aboard. But if our Presiding Bishop claims a desire to avoid “wallowing in the past,” that is precisely what he and his entourage have been doing during and since their so-called “reconciliation pilgrimage” to Ghana. They might at least get their facts straight: while figures vary, it is reliably estimated that fewer than 500,000 Africans were shipped to the United States, not the “millions” referred to by Bishop Waldo. But if there were cruel European slavemasters in Africa (such as the Belgians in the Congo), why ignore the fact that it was black Africans themselves who supplied those who crossed the ocean? And while it may be uncomfortable to accept the fact, most black Americans today can thank their lucky stars that their antecedents were forced to make that voyage. For miserable as their condition may have been, had they remained in Africa they might well have been among the tens of millions butchered by fellow blacks in the years that followed or who died from starvation, human crimes which continue to the present day. One hardly need approve of slavery to recognize that on the whole American blacks were better treated under slavery in the United States and in the intervening years than they would have been under black regimes in Africa. Instead of constantly yapping about how many American presidents owned how many slaves and regurgitating white guilt on junkets to Africa, how about looking into present conditions in much of that beleaguered continent? And how about recalling that it was the Anglican Archbishop of Harare who turned out to be a close friend of Robert Mugabe and the recipient of two farms from among those expropriated by Mugabe from white Zimbabwean farmers, an act which contributed to the starvation suffered by many Zimbabweans in recent years? I guess this is of no interest to the present powers-that-be in the Episcopal Church because it is not something that can be blamed on whites.Is it any wonder that so many are leaving the Episcopal Church? Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service March 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm Interesting that you give a figure of about 500,000 Africans transported to the Americas when Dr. Gates in the recent PBS show on African civilizations gives a figure of some 12 million and even the film Traces of the Trade states a figure of more than 10 million. At this time I would be questioning the sources of those figures. However, I am inclined to think that Dr. Gates may be the most correct insofar of his credibility as an historian and genealogist. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 February 21, 2017 at 8:27 am To Thomas Finlay: I am sorry to have to acknowledge that there are many in the Episcopal Church who share your way of thinking. But that is exactly why the Church has been politicized almost to oblivion and why so many members are reluctantly leaving. As an Episcopalian sinner for almost sixty years I can happily remember a time when, without ignoring the rest of the world, the Church overall concentrated on the important business of saving individual souls. That no longer seems to be the case.Though they may be reluctant to speak out for fear of being politically ostracized, I know there are black Americans who agree with me. (I refuse to use the phony term “African American” any more than I would refer to myself as a “European American”.) And so far as Christ himself is concerned, I can’t imagine he wouldn’t prefer us to spend less time bemoaning our “racist” past than working to improve black/white relations today even if this means acknowledging that blacks are responsible for many of their own persistent problems. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Ronald Davin says: The Rev. Leslie Scoopmire says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (7) Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Thomas Finlay says: Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC February 19, 2017 at 8:56 am Factually, some of those who died in the US Civil War died to preserve slavery, and some who fought on the side of the North, especially the Irish, did so with mixed emotions at best, fearing completition with freed slaves for jobs at the entry level that they both would occupy. And miserable prison conditions certainly did exist, but they still do not compare by scale with the horrors of being transported and living your entire life (extending into your children’s and grandchildren’s generations) in the brutal system of chattel slavery as it existed in the US and the Caribbean. Lincoln’s Gettysburg address was focused not on slavery (although it does tacitly mention slavery in its brief, beautiful 272 words, which I used to teach to my students as poetry), but instead focuses on the fight for Union and democracy (government of the people, by the people, for the people). Finally, to use the loaded word “junket” is disrespectful to the very real understanding and transformation that is the fruit of travel like this. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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City Cottage / Verstas Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/166735/city-cottage-verstas-architects Clipboard City Cottage / Verstas ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCity Cottage / Verstas Architects Finland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/166735/city-cottage-verstas-architects Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Andreas Meichsner+ 26 Share Projects CopyHouses•Helsinki, Finland Architects: Verstas Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Area: 14 m² Photographs ArchDaily Photographs: Andreas Meichsner Text description provided by the architects. It is well-known that Finns love to spend time in a cottage and amidst nature. So much so, that spending time in a cottage is possible even in the center of Helsinki. A 14 sqm cottage for the 4-person Palva architect family was recently built in Lauttasaari, only two kilometres from the family home and the parents’ work place.Save this picture!© Andreas Meichsner“This is a way of life”, says Jussi Palva, “We wanted a place that would be easy to go to, and if necessary we could go home to take a shower or deal with urgent matters. Because our home is so close by, it’s also possible to leave unnecessary stuff at home and bring things to the cottage only when necessary.” Save this picture!© Andreas MeichsnerA way of life that preserves nature has, during the last few years, become a trend in the Helsinki region among young families with children; a 14 sqm city cottage is “ecological vacationing” at its best. “Because the cottage is small, its building costs are reasonable and the use of electricity is so sufficiently low that it can operate with solar energy, even though the cottage is suited for winter use” explains Jussi Palva. “And of course a localized lifestyle where you don’t use a car or fly away on holidays is also ecological.Save this picture!© Andreas MeichsnerIt’s typical for Finnish cities that there are camping areas also within the city limits. When this is combined with the fact that the cottage tradition plays a central role in our lifestyle, you discover that preserving and increasing the number of city cottage areas in Finnish cities is wise town planning.” In Jussi Palva’s opinion, a lot is achieved by including areas for this kind of use in the town plan: the environmental burden caused by the cottages decreases and the social control in park areas increases. This makes urban parks safer places for everyone. Save this picture!© Andreas MeichsnerWhen spending time at the Palva family cottage, you don’t get the feeling at all that you’re in the city. There’s a path leading to the sheltered cottage site that goes past a small sandy beach and there’s a view over the sea from inside the cottage. The intention is that the family will spend a generous amount of time at the cottage: a sign of this is that the kitchen can be turned into a homework space for the children. “Family members can come here on their own, too, to relax and be close to nature” Jussi Palva further explains. Save this picture!© Andreas MeichsnerAs there is only 14 sqm for the 4-person family, the space has to be divided carefully. It’s divided into an entrance and kitchen combination, from where there’s a small step – in the Japanese fashion – to the living space and sleeping level. At the design stage the spatial arrangements of boats and caravans were carefully studied; 14 sqm is a large space if it’s furnished with fixed furniture in a similar way as in sailing boats intended for family use. The sofas along the back wall of the cottage can easily be turned into sleeping places for three persons; the fourth sleeping place is in the loft space. There’s storage space in built-in cupboards in different areas as well as under the raised floor.Save this picture!© Andreas MeichsnerProject gallerySee allShow lessBSA Lecture SeriesArticlesAIA NY hosts Day-Long Conference on Redevelopment of Lower ManhattanArticles Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeVerstas ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHelsinkiWoodHousesFinlandPublished on September 08, 2011Cite: “City Cottage / Verstas Architects” 08 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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Home Commentary Looking Back to See the Future Looking Back to See the Future Previous articleInforma Expects More Soybeans In 2017Next articleClinton, Trump Campaigns Talk Agriculture Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Indiana is celebrating its Bicentennial. As a result, there is a lot of looking back at our past. In the case of agriculture, a look back at our history will give us a glimpse of our future. This is the first in a series of columns on how agriculture has shaped the state’s economy, landscape, and culture. It is also a look at how the farming of the past has and will direct our agricultural economy of the future.When you think of cattle drives, images of the west come to mind with cowboys driving large numbers of livestock across the western plains. Yet, in the early part of the 19th century, the big cattle drives took place in Central Indiana. According to Purdue historian Douglass Hurt, Indianapolis was truly a cow town and a place where large numbers of cattle were gathered. These herds were then moved east to Central Ohio where they were fattened and prepared for slaughter.Today, travelers on I-70 from Indianapolis to Richmond have no idea they are traveling one of the great cattle drive trails in U.S. history. Those who raise cattle today in the Hoosier State may be wondering where all this livestock came from. While Indiana is not a major livestock state today, in the 1830s it was. Much of what is now cropland was then grassland and great for cattle. According to Hurt, herds numbering in the thousands covered the grassland of Indiana.Over the next hundred years, the cattle moved west; the swamps were drained; and corn production began to flourish. Indiana agriculture adapted and thrived. Farmers learned to grow new crops in new ways and, with amazing innovation, laid the groundwork for a modern farm economy that now feeds the world. The next 100 years will require that same kind of innovation.The take way is that Indiana agriculture has a heritage of adaptation and innovation. It is this heritage we will need to take with us into the future. We are seeing the signs of this today as Indiana leads the nation in the adoption of cover crops and research into soil health. We have statewide programs to foster innovation in biosciences. Just as our predecessors did, we are adapting to new markets, new technology, and new cultural forces.As agriculture today does not look like Hoosier agriculture 200 years ago, our future will look a lot different than today. What will remain the same is that producing food, fiber, and energy will be just as important 100 years from now as it is today or as it was when Indiana become a state.By Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 23, 2016
News Organisation February 4, 2021 Find out more TanzaniaAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Channel Ten TV journalist Daudi Mwangosi was killed during clashes between protesters and police while he was covering a demonstration by the political party Chadema in Noyolo, in the central region of Iringa, on 2 September.”We take note of the fact that the police have begun an investigation into Mwangosi’s death and we urge the authorities to ensure that it is independent and thorough, and to ensure full transparency about its progress,” Reporters Without Borders said.”Light must be shed on all aspects of this journalist’s death, including the evidence suggesting that the police were directly responsible. The authorities have a duty to guarantee the safety of reporters and ensure that they are able to exercise their right to gather information.” Reporters Without Borders added: “We offer our heartfelt condolences to Mwangosi’s family.” Chadema organized the demonstration in Nyolo to mark the opening a local office and to protest against a police ban on all political activities and protests until the current national census is completed. Due to have been lifted on 1 September, the ban was extended so that the national statistics office could continue the census.Local sources said that, after the police began dispersing the demonstration, Mwangosi approached some of them to ask why they had arrested fellow journalist Godfrey Mushi. After several police officers began to hit Mwangosi repeatedly, a detonation was heard and then he was seen on the ground with a chest wound. Speaking on Independent Television on 3 September, Tanzania Daima photo-reporter Joseph Senga said a policeman had taken a rifle and had fired a tear-gas grenade at Mwangosi as he was trying to avoid the blows . The impact of the grenade reportedly killed him instantly and injured one of the policemen.Aged 40 and the father of four children, he was buried on 4 September in the region where he was born.Photo : Police assaulted journalist Daudi MwangosiPhoto : Journalist Daudi Mwangosi to go further News News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information September 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist killed as police disperse demonstration Reports Tanzanian media unable to cover Covid-19 epidemic Follow the news on Tanzania RSF_en Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story TanzaniaAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more November 5, 2020 Find out more
By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Align, the premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions and managed IT services, today announced the appointment of John Sarkis as Chief Revenue Officer. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005755/en/ John Sarkis Chief Revenue Officer, Align (Photo: Business Wire) John brings 20+ years of experience leading high-performance business lines in various sales initiatives focused on hybrid cloud, security, data center, managed services and cloud solutions. Prior to joining Align, he managed business unit transformations for prominent organizations including NTT America, Digital Realty and Deutsche Telekom. “John’s extensive industry knowledge uniquely positions him to drive and enhance our comprehensive IT Transformation solution, as well as advance key partnerships for Align,” said Jim Dooling, CEO and president of Align. “His frontline expertise in enterprise IT infrastructure transformations will add value to both our clients and our organization, positioning Align at the forefront of providing hybrid outsourced models for IT.” John’s primary focus is expanding upon Align’s global reach of offering clients transformational solutions that deliver future-state models fit for their scaling business needs. This includes both leading the company’s growth across its core lines of business and increasing the user base within Align’s Managed Services Platform. “I am extremely excited to join Align and be a part of the successful evolution as a premier Managed Services provider within the Financial Services community, as well as leading the charge in expanding our offering into new verticals,” said John. About Align Align is a premier provider of technology infrastructure solutions. For over 35 years, leading firms worldwide have relied on Align to guide them through IT challenges, delivering complete, secure solutions for business change and growth. Align is headquartered in New York City and has offices in London, Chicago, San Francisco, Arizona, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia. Learn more about Align’s IT transformation services at https://www.align.com/it-transformation and follow @AlignITAdvisor. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005755/en/ CONTACT: Ashley Holbrook [email protected] 212-546-6159 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: NETWORKS SECURITY DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: Align Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 11:08 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 11:08 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005755/en Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Previous articleThe Latest: AP Poll: Americans open to Biden’s approachNext articleGlobal Oncology Partnering Directory 2015-2020: Updated with the Latest Deal Trends, Players and Financials – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support TAGS WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Twitter John Sarkis Joins Align as Chief Revenue Officer Twitter Facebook
Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – December 14, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter The Principal of Carndonagh Community School has moved to clarify the facts as it relates to Covid-19 in his school. Out of the 1,100 students and 120 staff, there have been seven positive cases – all from community transmission.From that, up to 40 people had to self-isolate with no positive cases resulting from that.Principal John McGuinness says there have been a lot of rumours circulating about an outbreak at the school and he wants to reassure the public that that is not the case:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/carncovid1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Principal of Inishowen school diffuses Covid-19 rumours Facebook Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleMinister discusses possibility of bringing rail back to DonegalNext articleCovid-19: Spike in Donegal cases down to delay in reporting News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
KTRK(GALVESTON, TX.) — Search and rescue crews have recovered the body of a Texas police chief and former Army paratrooper who went missing after he fell off a fishing boat in Galveston Bay.Chris Reed, the police chief for the Kemah Police Department, lost his balance and went overboard due to a wake created by a larger passing vessel near Texas City on Friday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.Reed’s wife called 911 around 4 p.m. Friday to report that he’d fallen into the bay, officials said. He was not wearing a life jacket.A body matching Reed’s description was recovered Sunday morning just before 8 a.m. about 1.5 miles north of the Texas City Dike by the Galveston County Marine Unit, the Coast Guard said in a statement.“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Chief Reed, as well as the Kemah and law enforcement communities,” said Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon, search and rescue mission coordinator for the Coast Guard.Texas City Police Chief Joe Stanton described Reed, who took over as chief of the Kemah Police Department two years ago, as a “big, big part of Galveston County law enforcement” during a press conference Friday night.“I want to thank all of the agencies that have responded — the response has been overwhelming — and our hearts and prayers go out to the family,” Stanton said.Nearly two dozen agencies participated in the search for Reed by both sea and air, according to the Coast Guard.Reed also served on the board for the Clear Creek Independent School District, which described him as a “champion for children and a beacon of light.”He is survived by his wife and three adult children.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ABC News(NEW YORK) — BY: MEREDITH DELISOAfter years of civil rights activists calling for the removal of Confederate monuments, they’re falling like dominoes amid nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody.Politicians on Thursday announced Confederate monuments will be removed from Indianapolis and from Richmond, Virginia. The news follows removals earlier this week in Alexandria, Virginia, and Birmingham, Alabama.The statues, which honor soldiers and leaders on the losing side of the Civil War, are seen by many as symbols of racism and oppression.That’s why the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, will be removed, Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday.“The legacy of racism continues, not just in isolated incidents,” Northam said. “The legacy of racism also continues as part of a system that touches every person and every aspect of our lives.”Those protesting Floyd’s death and police brutality had gathered at the statue this week, chanting, “Tear it down!”Mayor Joe Hogsett also acknowledged the current protests in the decision to remove a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died at a prison camp in Indianapolis.“Our streets are filled with voices of anger and anguish, testament to centuries of racism directed at Black Americans,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday. “We must name these instances of discrimination and never forget our past — but we should not honor them.”This morning, I announced that a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died at a prison camp in Indianapolis will be removed from its current location in Garfield Park.— Mayor Joe Hogsett (@IndyMayorJoe) June 4, 2020The grave monument was commissioned in 1912 and relocated to Garfield Park in 1928 following efforts by public officials active in the Ku Klux Klan to make it more visible, Hogsett said.“Whatever original purpose this grave marker might once have had, for far too long it has served as nothing more than a painful reminder of our state’s horrific embrace of the Ku Klux Klan a century ago,” the mayor said. “For some time, we have urged that this grave monument belongs in a museum, not in a park, but no organization has stepped forward to assume that responsibility. Time is up, and this grave marker will come down.”Northam acknowledged that many residents won’t support removing the Robert E. Lee statue, which was erected in 1890.“I believe in a Virginia that studies its past in an honest way,” said Northam, who signed legislation authorizing localities to remove Confederate statues in April. “When we learn more, when we take that honest look at our past, we must do more than just talk about the future — we must take action.”The Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a descendent of Robert E. Lee, said he fully supports the monument’s removal.“We have a chance here today … to say this will indeed not be our final moment and our final stand,” Lee said at a press conference Thursday. “There are more important things to address than just a statue, but this statue is a symbol of oppression.”Northam said the monument will be removed as soon as possible and go into storage, with the community involved in determining its future.The Richmond monument will join the fate of an Alexandria monument honoring Confederate soldiers that came down earlier this week.“Some said this day would never come,” Alexandria City Councilman John Chapman said on Facebook Tuesday. “The confederate statue at Appomattox is starting to be taken down. We, our community made this happen.”Also this week, a Confederate monument damaged in weekend protests was removed from a Birmingham park, local ABC News affiliate WBMA reported.Confederate monuments in Bentonville, Arkansas, and Rocky Mount, North Carolina, also will be taken down, it was reported this week.In Philadelphia, a target of protesters also came down this week. The controversial statue of former mayor Pete Rizzo near City Hall was removed on Wednesday, following vandalism. Many saw the statue of the former police commissioner as a symbol of police brutality.“The statue represented bigotry, hatred, and oppression for too many people, for too long,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said on Twitter Wednesday. “It is finally gone.”ABC News’ Dee Carden and Whitney Lloyd contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The 488km natural gas pipeline will run from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia The pipeline will be constructed and owned by Mountain Valley Pipeline JV.(Credit: PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay) US-based Equitrans Midstream announced that it is aiming to startup the $5.4bn Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline in early 2021.The project is among the US oil and gas pipelines that have faced delays due to regulatory and legal hurdles.Covering a distance of approximately 488km, the pipeline will run from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia.The pipeline will deliver natural gas from producers in Marcellus and Utica shale plays to customers in the mid-Atlantic and southeast regions of the US.Upon completion, the Mountain Valley pipeline will a capacity to deliver up to two billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas a day, the pipeline.The pipeline will be constructed and owned by Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), which is a joint venture EQM Midstream Partners, NextEra Capital, Con Edison Transmission, AltaGas and RGC Midstream.Equitrans expects an increase in the cost of the Mountain Valley pipelineThe midstream company expects an increase in the total cost of the gas pipeline by 5% to $5.7bn.According to Equitrans, the increase in cost is due to adjustments to be made to the construction plan for potential complex judicial decisions and regulatory changes.The company expects that “it may be required to fund approximately $175 million related to the potential increase in project costs.”In June, a ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States cleared the path for the pipeline’s Appalachian Trail crossing.The apex court reversed a lower court decision regarding the US Forest Service’s authority to grant a right-of-way to cross the Appalachian Trail.Equitrans stated: “MVP JV expects a new Biological Opinion to be issued shortly, with certain forward construction activities resuming upon approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).“Following the Biological Opinion, MVP JV expects to receive the Nationwide Permit 12 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which combined with FERC approval, will allow water body crossing activities to resume.”