Watchdog finds excess Sky profit

first_imgMonday 7 February 2011 9:21 pm BRITISH Sky Broadcasting has made “excess profits” on its Sky Movies service, according to the Competition Commission. The company, which is the subject of a takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, has an exclusive deal with the six big Hollywood studios and may now be forced to lower its wholesale price to other broadcasters who want to show its ten film channels. The commission found Sky Movies had consistently earned excess profits that were disproportionate to the risks it took early on in the deals. KCS-content Share Watchdog finds excess Sky profit whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut last_img read more

Local builders dedicate new home to local family

first_img Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here TAGSHabitat for HumanityHome Builders Blitz Previous article30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Close to “Best Levels of the Year”Next articleOrange County Sheriff’s Office struggling to retain deputies Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Habitat for Humanity part of nationwide Home Builders BlitzFor the third consecutive year, local builders stepped up to build a home for a local family with Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka during Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2017, June 5-9. Professional contractors and suppliers provided the labor, funding, and materials to help a single mother of three build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.“Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz is truly a testament to the willingness of local builders to invest in their communities,” said Penny Seater, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Seminole-Apopka. “Habitat for Humanity is just that facilitator that brings the community together to make days like this happen. We are so grateful for their support.”The property was donated by Bank of America and the previous structure demolished by the City of Sanford. Led by Wharton-Smith, Inc. and E2 Homes and funded by J. Raymond Construction, professional contractors overcame a week of storms to complete the home in one week. On the evening of June 14, 2017, the contractors gathered along with the family, Habitat for Humanity and supporters to dedicate the home. Light rain did not dampen the spirits of those in attendance.“We at Wharton-Smith feel blessed to be able to contribute to this effort and are very grateful to the contractors that stepped up to assist.” said Tim Smith of Wharton-Smith, Inc. “They not only donated their skill and materials; they gave their hearts to this project.”The event is supported nationwide by presenting sponsor Ply Gem, with additional support from Martin Marietta, The Blue Book Building and Construction Network, Huber Engineered Woods, Masco Corp., Columbia Forest Products and Gildan.Local support is provided by Wharton Smith, Inc., E2 Homes, Builders First Source, CPH, Giles Electric, THARP, City of Sanford, Sanford Police Department, Acousti Engineering Company of FL, BNG Construction, Inc., Lafrontier Builders, Inc., Hudson Everly Commercial Flooring, Ivetic Trucking, T&S Professional Rentals, Universal Engineering Sciences, Waste Pro, Inc. and SI Goldman Co., Inc. About Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater ApopkaHabitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka has completed more than 165 homes throughout the community.  Through the use of donations, in-kind gifts and volunteer labor, Habitat builds simple, decent, efficient homes which are sold to low-income families in the community at no profit and financed with an affordable mortgage. Homebuyers contribute sweat equity helping to build their home as well as homes of other Habitat families.  To learn more about Habitat Seminole & Apopka or to make a donation, go here.last_img read more

BF House / OAB + ADI

first_img BF House / OAB + ADI “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/270286/bf-house-oab-adi Clipboard 2011 Projects Year:  Save this picture!© Joan Guillamat+ 17 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/270286/bf-house-oab-adi Clipboard Photographs:  Joan GuillamatText description provided by the architects. This home is on a plot of 3,000sqm with a height of 25m, in a Castellón neighborhood that is only 50% constructed.  Looking at the plot, we see that it reflectsits seventeenth century history, which is when overpopulation forced the cultivation of all types of terrain, including those that are very steep, through a system of small terraces with walls made of local rock.  The later abandonment allowed the growth of trees, mainly pine and carob.  Our position towards the plot was that of absolute respect, so the construction method should also respect the land, thus us opting for a prefabricated building system that is deposited on the land practically without touching it, without cutting down trees, and taking advantage of existing terrace/garden areas, which were rebuilt in the damaged areas, with the same stone and same technique.  Part of the house – garage and auxiliary areas – is buried, allowing us to re-introduce native vegetation on the natural terrain.  This also allows the plot to be accessedon the upper levelby forklift from a ramp that enters the garage located 13ml under the access level that communicates with both of the home’s levels.Save this picture!© Joan GuillamatAll of this is hidden from view.  For construction, in trying to lessen the impact on the ground, we chose a metal structure fabricated in a workshop and transported to the site in large pieces that could be assembled on 3 metal, V-shaped pillars.  An existing stone terrace supports the back part of the structure.Save this picture!© Joan GuillamatThis home looks as though suspended or in flight due to the dry construction materials used.  The façade, resulting in various layers, is finished on the outside with corrugated sheet metal, specially designed to prevent glare and heat, thanks to the shadows caused by the folds.  The great front opening is oriented towards magnificent views, and allows adequate sunlight in during the winter, but also protects from the sun in the summer.  The solar energy panels with heat pipe technology on the roof allow the home to guarantee that at almost any moment, there will always be hot water available for both domestic use and for under-floor heating. Air currents cross the patio, taking advantage of the different orientations, which permits reductions in air conditioning consumption, which, in any case, has been installed.Save this picture!© Joan GuillamatThe intermediate courtyard allows access under the house, and at the same time, allows all the rooms to face the sun and the views.  The whole house revolves around this courtyard.  This is a house with a courtyard, but with different connotations since each room in the house can be seen from the courtyard’s central location, as well as the surrounding landscape, and since the courtyard is surrounded on four sides by the house, but is not enclosed by it due to the slope of the plot.  In the large front area, which houses the kitchen, living room and master bedroom, the construction system is evident since the pillars and roof structure, formed by metal brackets supporting a corrugated sheet over which the roof is built, can be seen.Save this picture!© Joan GuillamatProject gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Data LabArticlesAIA California Council’s Residential Design Awards 2012Articles Sharecenter_img Houses CopyHouses•Borriol, Spain BF House / OAB + ADISave this projectSaveBF House / OAB + ADI Spain ArchDaily Photographs Architects: ADI, OAB Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOABOfficeFollowADIOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasBorriolHouses3D ModelingSpainPublished on September 13, 2012Cite: “BF House / OAB + ADI” 13 Sep 2012. 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WATCH: assistant vice chancellor for public safety talks his role, future plans for TCU

first_imgprintFollowing last week’s lockdown, safety was at the front of many people’s minds, but for one man, campus safety is always at the front of his mind.Adrian Andrews, assistant vice chancellor for public safety, came to TCU this semester and said it’s already been an “amazing” seven weeks.“I get a chance to work with outstandingly brilliant people who are passionate about what they do and protecting the young people on this campus,” Andrews said. “I really, really enjoy it.”Andrews formally served in the secret service as a special agent working both in the Oklahoma office and on campaign protection detail for different candidates.“The secret service has prepared me immensely to take on the challenges of the job,” Andrews said. “I tell my friends that I used to travel the world protecting very important people who are famous, now I travel to Fort Worth protect very important people who are not so famous- not yet.”“You have to understand that TCU was doing a great job at safety before Adrian Andrews got here,” Andrews said.Board of Trustees Chairman Mark Johnson said that the board is focused on campus security and in addition to Andrews, TCU recently hired four temporary police officers. TCU is now maintaining a minimum of four officers per shift, previously three officers per shift, and the temporary officers are helping to fill those needs.“We want to make sure we keep students safe and do what we need to do,” Johnson said. “Your chancellor is more concerned about security than anything else.” As for future plans, Andrews said he wants to look at the structure and response protocols for people on campus.  “I want to bring some unification,” Andrews said. “I think that it’s very simple that if people know what they are supposed to do in a time of crisis, they will do that and keep themselves safe.”To hear more about Andrews plans for campus safety, as well as his thoughts on the lessons learned from last week’s lockdown, check out the full interview below. Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ + posts Previous articleThe Skiff: November 16, 2017Next articleStudents gather for free food, conversation at annual Fall Faith Festival Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare TAGSextended interviewsafetyTCU Police Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Twitter WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education ReddIt Elizabeth Campbell ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Twitterlast_img read more

Students fighting springtime illnesses

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin Horned Frogs in the NFL Jacob Hookhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-hook/ Jacob Hookhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-hook/ + posts Australians find athletic, academic home at TCU printThe spring semester has students battling more than pop quizzes and 10-page papers. Allergies, colds and the flu are being felt across campus. “I actually have noticed an increase in illnesses among my friends and residents as compared to other semesters,” said Olivia Cartwright, a junior theatre major and a resident assistant in Tom Brown/Pete Wright apartments. “I had a really bad cold, and one of my residents had the flu a few weeks ago.”Texas is in the midstof flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 2018-2019 Weekly Influenza Season chart showing Texas at a high ILI (Influenza-Like Illness) Activity Level. Photo courtesy: CDCThe TCU Health Clinic reported 21 confirmed cases of the flu since the beginning of the spring semester, said Dr. Jane Torgerson, medical director of the TCU Health Clinic. Last week was the first time they have seen a major increase in confirmed flu cases, she said. “When students arecoming back in mid-January, it’s when the flu populates, and we’re seeing a lotof flu now,” said Torgerson. Torgerson said there’s a simple way to avoid the flu: Get a flu shot. “I think 100 percent of the students at TCU who have gotten the flu have not had the vaccination,” Torgerson said. “I’m not saying you can’t get the flu if you get the shot, but the shot seems to be a good match this year.”Mark Dennis, an associate professor focused on east Asian religions, offered up a unique way students can use to stay healthy. “Richard Davidson, aneuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin, has started researching whatmeditation, mindfulness, yoga and these kinds of mind body practices do for thebody,” Dennis said. “These practices can help with depression, anxiety, ADHD,and the immune system.” Meditation helps the immune system because it lowers stress levels, and higher stress levels have been shown to negatively impact a person’s immune system, Dennis said. Flu season in Texas spans from now until March, so students need to be careful about spreading germs.“When something likethe flu is going around, even simple things like showing someone your phone andthem taking it can spread germs,” Torgerson said. “You should really avoidthings like that.” There are alsoprecautions that professors and TCU staff can take to avoid spreading cold andflu to their students. KTCU sound board with hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray nearby. Photo courtesy: Jake Hook Geoff Craig, KTCUco-manager, has had plenty of experience with trying to keep himself and his studentemployees from getting sick.“Surprisingly, wehaven’t seen many illnesses so far at the radio station, but we have done areally good job of disinfecting the station,” Craig said. “We use Lysol a lot.We have boards that everyone is touching on and microphones that everyone isbreathing and coughing on, so we have to disinfect at least once a week.”As the semester continues and different springtime illnesses spread, Torgerson wants to give students few words of advice on how to avoid the springtime illnesses to which many students fall victim. “Sleep is huge. Ifpeople get less than 6 or 7 hours, they get colds much more frequently,”Torgerson said. ““If you know you have allergies, really, really stay on yourmedicine, because if your allergies get really bad it is so much easier to getsick on top of that.” The TCU Health Centeris open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.To make an appointment,visit the health center or call 817-257-7940. Jacob Hookhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-hook/ On-campus a cappella group offers performance opportunity and community Women’s basketball hungry for NCAA tournament appearance Jacob Hook center_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Jake Hook is a senior sports broadcasting major and journalism minor from Louisville, Kentucky. He has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for the Pierre Trappers baseball team, and he has worked for over three years in sports radio as a producer and show host. When he is not working, Jake is busy consuming all kinds of sports, spending money he does not have or getting frustrated while trying to learn the guitar. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Previous articleOkonkwo’s explosive night not enough to top No. 1 Baylor, 89-71Next articleMen’s basketball stuns No. 17 Iowa State, snaps historic road losing streak Jacob Hook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jacob Hookhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-hook/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Schools should not avoid criticising religion, say humanists

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGSCharlie HebdoeducationlimerickLimerick School ProjectMid West Humanistasreligion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Facebook Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace”  THE Mid West Humanists say they do not believe that schools and society should be obliged to respect any culture or religion, following reports that parents complained to a Limerick city school after Muslim pupils were offended by a magazine.It was widely reported recently that the mother of a fifth class pupil at the Limerick School Project complained that her son was offended after another pupil brought in a copy of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, with a picture on the front page depicting the prophet Mohammed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up MWH, an atheist community with members in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary, said it “agrees fully with respect for all people, but disagrees entirely with the idea of an obligation to have respect for any culture”.The group also says that shielding children from the open discussion of ideas that they may hold, or consider holding, “is infringing the right of the child”.A spokesperson for MWH said: “We do not support the present Constitution and law that makes public disrespect for religion a crime. It is quite an anomaly that it is entirely legal to criticise the food, clothes, and music elements of any culture, and most people would not dream of a law or even of a social convention not to criticise them, but the law and indeed the Constitution of Ireland make criticism of the religious element of a culture a crime.”The group acknowledges that it is “a delicate matter” for teachers to deal with subjects that may be sensitive to pupils, but that schools “certainly should not teach children to have a general respect for any culture or any aspect of culture”.The MWH added that schools and adults should teach children to have respect for others, and to use diplomacy in deciding when to criticise an element of a culture, “but not to set a rule to always avoid criticising any particular part of culture, including religion”. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Email WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement NewsSchools should not avoid criticising religion, say humanistsBy John Keogh – February 16, 2015 694 Previous articlePledge on Heathrow slotsNext articleFlying over this Cuckoo’s Nest John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in…

first_imgRoisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick LimerickNewsCall for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHLBy Staff Reporter – March 29, 2021 129 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement TAGSINMOKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter WhatsApp “National government need to urgently intervene in UHL. The hospital has a hundred extra beds more than last year, but it still has the highest numbers of patients without beds in the country. Clearly something is going wrong.” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash University Hospital Limerick234 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 185 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 49 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital.INMO Assistant Director of Industrial Relations, Mary Fogarty, said:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “81 patients on trolleys in a highly infectious pandemic is utterly unacceptable. This level of overcrowding will almost certainly spread the virus and put staff and patients in danger. Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleBREAKING: Munster confirm Hanrahan departureNext articleWATCH: Limerick duo claim debut wins in professional boxing ranks Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

Underwater photographer captures ‘once in lifetime’ images

first_imgLatest Stories She was at a family reunion in the Grand Cayman Islands and came upon a baptism ceremony while scuba diving.“I’m a pilot and, when I came back home to Alabama, I was flying over the Black Warrior River and, from the air, I saw a baptism in the river. I was fascinated by it.”The next week, she had lunch with a church deacon in Green County. He invited her to photograph a baptism and other reverends soon followed suit.That was 14 years ago, and photographing baptisms has become a passion for Davis. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author When the “Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Nature of Being Southern,” exhibition officially opens at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy on Aug. 11, each of those who walk through the door will be immediately drawn to a certain art piece, said Wiley White, Center development director.That piece might be a cornucopia of tires, a whimsical piece of furniture, a detailed portrait or a functional piece of pottery.“Visitors will first view the pieces that visually appeal to them and those that have stories that interest them,” White said. “And, after they make the rounds, they will come back and focus on the artwork that appeals to them in a personal way. And, the black-and-white, underwater baptismal photography of Caroline Davis of Birmingham will certainly have wide appeal because baptisms are personal to so many of us. Baptism are emotional so we will be emotionally connected to her work.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Underwater photographer captures ‘once in lifetime’ images Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 8:11 pm Friday, August 7, 2009 By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Davis said people do connect with her work in a personal way and often share their own visual memories of their baptisms.“My photographs are not religion driven but I’ve seen people cry from my work,” she said. “That’s the ultimate drive for me to keep doing my work to search deeper for those images that come once in a lifetime.”Davis’ background in underwater photography is shooting tourist destinations in color. She worked for years as an underwater photographer for commercial accounts and advertising agencies before taking her first baptism shot. “Every time, I shoot a baptism, because of the privilege I am granted, I embrace every second I have to respect and capture the moment,” she said.“Doing underwater photography takes me to a place about as deep as you can go within yourself. I’m searching to find out what’s not visible to other people. Beneath the surface, with songs and prayers reverberating all around me, I go into a deep meditative state in the immediacy of that second revealed to me. I try to combine the body under the water, the reflection and line of the water and the line of the surrounding congregation above. This all comes together in a single moment. The photograph, I hope, will make that moment eternal.”Davis said there are fewer and fewer outdoor river baptisms and the centuries-old tradition could soon vanish. She finds more river baptisms are being performed in the Black Belt of Alabama than anywhere else. However, she is traveling to other states to photograph as many river baptisms as she can and as fast as she can.“So this has placed me in a different role than that of a fine art photographer,” Davis said. “I have become, by the forces of nature and society, to be a historian, too. My work has become much bigger than I what I first thought.” Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Print Article You Might Like Tax-free holiday starts today Spending money is probably something many Pike County residents are trying to avoid. But, this won’t be the weekend to… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Eternal message resounds today

first_img Published 7:33 pm Friday, April 22, 2011 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Next Up“We often forget the price and cost of His coming,” Irwin said. “Our hope is in that the Lord went through the bearing of the cross and the suffering and dying for all of us.”In the fullest possible way, Jesus took on all that is horrific about being a human being.“But He conquers it in His resurrection and rising from the dead,” Irwin said. “The message of Easter is the same message of any time. It is timeless as it applies in different ways to every time, just sometimes, more powerfully.” Kirby traveled to the Holy Land in November 2010 with Global Mission Project, a non-profit music ministry. It was Kirby’s 14th trip with the ministry and the most meaningful.“Our band played concerts in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and the response throughout Israel was inspiring,” he said.“At a concert in Bethlehem, where there is friction among the Muslims, Jews and Christians, a car came by that was filled with veiled women and they waved to us. They were touched by our music. The response of the people was such a great joy.”Kirby said he found inspiration at every turn in Israel beginning with the tour guide that was assigned to the band.“Andre was a Christian,” Kirby said. “Of the 500 different tour guides in Israel, only 45 are Christians. Andre and his twin brother were among them. As a minister, I usually serve as the chaplain of our group but I gave that over to Andre and he led the devotionals in a much better way than I could have.”Kirby said the band visited the traditional places that tourists want to see but they also were able to go off the beaten path at times.“We have to remember that, for three centuries, it was illegal to be a Christian,” Kirby said. “So where things actually occurred were the best guesses and remembrances of people. It’s not possible to know for certain the actual site of many Biblical places and events.”One of the most memorable places that Kirby visited was the Garden of Gethsemane.“The garden is not big and whether the olive trees that are standing were there when Jesus prayed there, no one is sure but there was a sense of great age in the garden,” Kirby said.The “Jesus Boat,” a first century boat, was preserved in the mud of the Sea of Galilee.“Whether Jesus rode on that boat no one knows but there is an enormous sense of history in Israel and to see an actual part of it was inspiring,” Kirby said. “Seeing the Plain of Armageddon, it was possible to envision a million men with swords and shields there.”Kirby said the visit to Israel gave him a better appreciation of what life was like 2000 year ago and actually experiencing the Road to the Cross brought better understanding to what it was like for Jesus.“The road is more than a 45 degree angle,” he said. “And Jesus was badly beaten and carrying a heavy piece of the cross as He stumbled up the stone enclosure to get to Golgotha. To see where these things occurred kind of fleshes everything out.”Kirby’s visit to the Holy Land, coupled with personal losses, will bring a different perspective to Easter this year.“I’ve lost thee people who were very close to me — a friend, Tom Bracewell, my sister-in-law, Dale Griffin, and my dad, Jim Kirby,” he said. “They were all believers and I’m a believer and I know that I will see them again. I know that the last chapter of life has not been written as we are lowered in the ground. The Risen Lord is the Hope of Easter.” Eternal message resounds today Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content You Might Like Boothe eyes local impact of cuts Rep. Alan Boothe will be watching closely the fate of a local watershed management agency when the House of Representatives… read more When looking back at the grave and difficult recent times – the hurricane in Australia, the tsunami and earthquake in Japan and the fighting in the Middle East, it’s easy to wonder how sense can be made of these horrible events.“They shake you up,” said the Rev. Den Irwin of St. Martin Catholic Church in Troy. “We might ask how God can allow these things to happen. As we celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ, Easter gives meaning to these events. God took on the Flesh and entered into our suffering. He took our suffering upon himself when He could have come any way that He wanted but He came as a servant to us.”Irwin said Jesus was a great example – teaching, healing, forgiving and ministering to the outcast of society – and washing the feet of His disciples.center_img Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Via television, it is possible to watch as parts of entire cities are swept away and destroyed and lives lost but there is still hope.“There is hope because this world is not all that we have to live for,” Irwin said. “We have eternal life offered to us through the suffering and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That is the message of Easter 2011 and of all time.”The message of Easter became very real to David “Doc” Kirby of Troy as he waded in the Sea of Galilee and touched the stones on the Wailing Wall, as he walked where Jesus walked and prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane.“When you have been to the Holy Land, the Bible is more real to you,” Kirby said “Easter this year will be a richer, deeper experience for me than it has in the past 58 years.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Articlelast_img read more

Johnson captures grand champion ribbon at steer show

first_img By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Katelyn Johnson of Troy showed the Grand Champion Steer on Saturday at the 5th Annual Pike County Invitational Steer and Heifer Show at Cattleman Park.Johnson, who will be a senior at Charles Henderson High School this fall, is off to the best start of what has been a stellar steer show “career.”“I usually don’t do good at the beginning of the season,” said Johnson, who showed the Alabama Grand Champion steer at the 2011 Alabama Junior Beef Expo in Montgomery in March. “So, it’s exciting and encouraging to get the new season off to a good start.” Print Article Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Juli Ann Williams of Carolton, Georgia showed the Supreme Champion Heifer and Anna Grace Parnell of Chilton County showed the Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer.Williams showed the third overall heifer, Harmon Butler of Dale County showed the fourth overall heifer and Khadra Findley of Montgomery County showed the fifth overall heifer.Morgan Graham showed the Reserve Champion AOB Class and Josh Graham was second in the Chi Influenced Class.The spring and summer shows are important to young calf show participants because it encourages them to go ahead and get their calves halter broken and for them to get familiar with their calves. Email the author Book Nook to reopen Skip You Might Like Three arrested in shootings Three Troy men have been charged in two separate shooting incidents. Two men were arrested over the weekend on charges… read more Johnson captures grand champion ribbon at steer show Grant Lyons, Pike County Extension coordinator, said the 5th Annual Pike County Invitational Steer and Heifer Show was a great success and showed great promise for the remaining summer shows and then the regular season which will end in March.“The local kids did a great job and represented Pike County very well,” he said. “All of the participants did a good job and should be competitive throughout the season. We expect to see many of them at the Alabama Junior Beef Expo.”In addition to showing the Grand Champion Steer, Johnson took overall third place in the steer show. Murdock Wynn of Moultrie, Georgia showed the Reserve Champion Steer. Mitchell Layfield, also of Georgia, took fourth overall and Morgan Graham of Pike County took fifth overall.In the steer show, Pike Countian Trent Thomas was third in Class 17, Morgan Graham was second in Class 18, Johnson was first in Class 19 and Josh Graham was second. Jonathan Thomas was in second placed in Class 20 and Johnson was first in Class 21. Johnson showed the grand champion steer, Mayhem, at the Memorial Day Classic in Opelika, giving her two grand champion titles going into the Alabama Junior Cattlemen’s Association Roundup at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery next month.“I always enjoy showing calves and I’m looking forward to my senior season, which will be my last,” Johnson said.Forty-six high school students participated in the Pike County show, which began with the Showmanship division on Friday night and continued with the steer and heifer show on Saturday. Latest Stories Published 11:00 pm Monday, June 20, 2011 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more