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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Edinburgh Rugby squad to play Cardiff Blues in round four of the Heineken Cup at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday 16 December (kick-off 8pm)Mike Blair,Tom Brown,Sean Cox,Geoff Cross,Nick De Luca,David Denton,Ross Ford,Grant Gilchrist,Jack Gilding,Phil Godman,Roddy Grant,Allan Jacobsen,Lee Jones,James King,Greig Laidlaw CAPTAIN,Steven Lawrie,Harry Leonard,Esteban Lozada,Stuart McInally,Chris Paterson,Ross RennieMatt Scott,Netani Talei,Jim Thompson,Kyle Traynor,Tim VisserNot available through injury: Ben Cairns (knee) Andrew Kelly (knee), Alan MacDonald (shoulder) James King (C) and the rest of the Edinburgh team look on in disappoinment after losing to Cardiff last weekEdinburgh Rugby are just two days from what head coach Michael Bradley has described as the biggest match of the club’s season at Murrayfield this Friday (kick-off 8pm).Two wins from three in Heineken Cup Pool 2 puts the capital club three points behind this weekend’s opponents, who leapfrogged Edinburgh into the Pool’s top spot in the match’s reverse fixture last Friday (25-8).Now, with home advantage, the capital club have the chance to redress the Pool positions, with a win capable of restoring Edinburgh to the top spot with two matches remaining – Racing Metro away followed by London Irish at Murrayfield.The last Heineken Cup game at Murrayfield saw a season high attendance roar on the capital club to secure a bonus-point win over Racing Metro (48-47), with Bradley relishing the prospect – and profile – of the big match.He said: “It’s fantastic to be in this position in the group going into round 4, at home, in the Heineken Cup.“This Friday will be a massive occasion for everyone involved in the club because victory could put us back in the driving seat of this Pool. It’s definitely our biggest match of the season so far. It will be a huge challenge. Cardiff have an excellent record against us and showed that they can put points on the board when given the narrowest of opportunities. “At this level the margins are extremely tight, with one advantage on our side being our support on the night. Our supporters have been central to our success on a number of occasions, none more so than against Racing Metro, so hopefully they’ll be a crucial factor in deciding the result of the game once again.”Bradley today named an extended 26-man squad for the crucial encounter which includes captain Greig Laidlaw who is set to make his 100th competitive appearance for the capital club.Bradley added: “It’s a fantastic achievement for Greig [Laidlaw] who is an extremely committed individual. He’s an exceptional captain and leader and it’s tremendous that he is one of the many top-class players who will be staying at the club until 2014.” CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 09: James King (C) of Edinburgh looks on dejectedly as his team head for a 8-25 defeat during the Heineken Cup Pool Two match between Cardiff Blues and Edinburgh at the Cardiff City Stadium on December 9, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Anne Lynn says: Comments (1) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ December 19, 2011 at 2:07 pm It’s a joy to know that people of faith from across the country will be supporting these life-sustaining good works. As we celebrate the birth of Christ, we hope many will also provide support for those who struggle in a volatile and poverty-stricken place, the Holy Land. Today’s stewards of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Capernaum — the land where Jesus walked — need our help if they are to stay and maintain a Christian presence. There could be no indigenous Christians in the Holy Land in another generation if we don’t support their need for basic humanitarian aid.Please visit http://www.afedj.org and learn about the need and how you can help.And we wish you a joyous, Christ-filled Christmas. Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Gifts that give back, year-round Out of ideas for last-minute Christmas shopping? 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Photo/Free Wheelchair Mission[Episcopal News Service] Christmas is less than two weeks away but there’s still plenty of time for last-minute gifts that give back.From $3 to $300, local and international nonprofit agencies offer alternative gifts – and not just during the holidays – that can help convert a little cash into big change.For $12, one life-saving, insecticide-treated mosquito net can save three people from the needless suffering of malaria, said Joy Shigaki, director of the Episcopal Relief & Development NetsforLife Inspiration Fund.“We often don’t need more ‘stuff’ in our lives. Our closets and basements are already full,” said Shigaki in a recent e-mail to ENS. “Giving alternative gifts is a meaningful way to remember those we love during Christmas and support programs like NetsforLife. Throughout the year, it is also a fitting way to honor friends and family for birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, or other special occasions.”The Inspiration Fund – a churchwide, grassroots effort to educate, engage and unite Episcopalians to support the millennium development goals – is about halfway to its goal of raising $5 million by December 2012. The agency aims to distribute 7 million nets by 2013.An African girl drinks water through a LifeStraw, a portable purification system that filters bacteria and viruses to make unsafe water drinkable. Photo/Giving Children HopeBarbara van Gaasbeek of Irvine, California, wanted to honor a friend, so she bought a LifeStraw for $20.Available through Giving Children Hope, it’s a straw – and it’s a portable purification system that filters bacteria and viruses to make unsafe water drinkable. Sean Lawrence, nonprofit partner manager for GCH, said the straws purchased in December are being sent along with shipments to Afghanistan and Somalia in thousand-unit batches.“The beauty of the Life Straw is that what you see is what you get. It’s a large straw with a pull-off cap on the top and bottom,” Lawrence said during a recent telephone interview from his Buena Park, California office. “One end goes into the water source, the other into the mouth. It removes 99.9 percent of the bacteria, including those that cause cholera and other diseases. There’s no set-up, no cleaning, no maintenance and it lasts for 1,000 liters, up to a year for adults and two years for children,” he said.In exchange for van Gaasbeek’s purchase, her friend Mary received a card describing the gift. Both gained the satisfaction of reaching out and helping others, van Gaasbeek said.“We can turn on the faucet anytime we want,” van Gaasbeek said during a recent telephone interview. “That’s not true everywhere. Others have to resort to filthy disease-ridden water just to survive. It seems so out of balance and wrong to me that anything we can do to redress it, we should do.”She promptly bought nine more of the straws and began selling them at her church, St. Mary’s in Laguna Beach, as a holiday gift alternative. In short order, she’d sold 25 and is hoping for more pre- and even post-holiday sales.“It’s a wonderful way of honoring somebody or remembering somebody because this is the gift of life and here in your hands is a simple way of preventing diseases, bacteria and illness from unsanitary drinking water,” she said. “I can’t think of a better gift than this for Christmas.”Similarly, Erin Tharp, 28, of Corona, California, wanted to give a gift with meaning. A bout with viral encephalitis left her unable to speak and in a wheelchair for 13 years, but it didn’t stop her from asking other members of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church to meet an Advent Challenge to purchase 100 wheelchairs from the Free Wheelchair Mission.But first, Tharp purchased 10 herself.The chair “is inexpensive by our standards but it might as well cost a million dollars to the people that need them. Simply put, $60 is a fortune to them,” Tharp wrote by typing a single letter at a time and using a special iPad, in a sermon read to the congregation by someone else. At last count, the congregation had surpassed its goal, raising enough money to purchase at least 120 wheelchairs, according to the Very Rev. John Saville, rector.Mike Kenyon, pastor of church development for Free Wheelchair Mission, said the Irvine organization has already delivered about 500,000 wheelchairs toward its goal of 20 million distributed worldwide.Made of plastic lawn chairs, bicycle tires and other recyclable parts, the wheelchair costs $63.94 to manufacture and was designed for use over rugged terrain. Don Schoendorfer, a mechanical engineer, invented the chair after a trip to Morocco, where he witnessed a disabled woman struggling to drag herself across a road, barely evading traffic, Kenyon said. The company was established in 2001.“Because of my wheelchair, I have had so many opportunities,” Tharp wrote in her sermon. “The people Free Wheelchair Mission help don’t want to be able to take vacations or live luxuriously; they just want to be able to safely cross a street or shop for groceries.”Grace Church, Hastings on Hudson, New York, held its alternative gift fair the weekend before Thanksgiving but offers gifts through year-round nonprofit organizations such as Alternative Gifts international and SERVV that make available handmade fair trade items in a variety of price ranges, according to the Rev. Anna Pearson, rector.“We have local options, as well,” Pearson said during a recent telephone interview from her office. “With the economic downturn we felt it was important to give people the opportunity to do both international and very local gift-giving.”So, $10 purchased a holiday turkey with all the trimmings for a family through the local food pantry. “A birthday-in-a-box” for a child who wouldn’t otherwise have a celebration included cake and all the decorations plus a small gift sold for $25, she said.Family and children’s items were popular sellers. “Everybody loves to buy a bunny rabbit or a goat” through Episcopal Relief & Development’s Gifts for Life Animals and Agriculture Program, Pearson said. Other gift options included more than 30 agencies that offer legal advocacy for migrant workers and environmental preservation of the Hudson River, for example.The church makes a special effort to include something for everyone including “a couple of big-ticket items, although for the most part we try to keep the gifts reasonably priced and affordable to people of all ages and backgrounds and types of budgets,” Pearson said.The price tag for one big-ticket item was about $330, for a clean water storage tank available for purchase for a project in Kenya, for example, she said. The two-day fair netted more than $25,000, shared among the participating organizations, she said.“The church doesn’t make anything from the fair. We really feel called to do this as a congregation,” Pearson said. “We feel that it’s one way we can walk hand in hand with some of our brothers and sisters in Christ that are struggling.“We try very hard to have a good representation of a lot of different issues so you can definitely find something that will connect with a piece of someone’s life that you love,” she added.“It’s very important for our congregation to do this,” Pearson added. Not only does it create enormous community goodwill, it is also “in line with the gospel mandate to feed the hungry and to clothe the naked and with Jesus’ desire for us to do that. Not just because it helps the people that are receiving the gifts, but because it helps us too. It helps us give gifts with meaning, that you know are not going to be discarded and that will affect peoples’ lives beyond the gift giver and the gift recipient.”At St. Luke’s Church in Durham, North Carolina, for as little as $3, gift-givers could aid American Red Cross’s efforts to wipe out measles, which kills an estimated 164,000 people yearly, mostly children in developing countries. In exchange, the gift givers received a pen and a bow to give to those they wanted to honor.Jean Willard, a retired volunteer director who organized St. Luke’s Dec. 11 alternative fair, said she factors in a range of issues when inviting international and local agencies to participate in the yearly event.“We always try and do something concerning education, approaching the Millennium Development Goals, and there’s a strong health emphasis as well as housing and urban ministries,” she said during a recent telephone interview from her home.For example, $50 purchased a pack-and-play crib for low-income families through a local ‘Cribs for Kids’ program. Families unable to purchase cribs were sleeping with their children and the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS was greater than in other populations, she said.Again, Episcopal Relief & Development’s NetsforLife was a popular item; other offerings included the Wiser School for Girls in Keny, as well as aid for families of children undergoing bone marrow transplants at a local hospital and a “Crayons to Calculator” program that makes school supplies available to teachers in low-income districts, she said.At $11,000 and still counting, Willard said proceeds from the fair were “up dramatically” this year, despite the economic downturn.She feels strongly that those “who have” need to share with those who “aren’t so well off. It’s a way you can provide opportunities for people that might not go online and donate, and this gives it a face. It’s an outlet for people on a more personal level to help address these needs and think more consciously of this kind of gift-giving during the holidays.”And beyond.Alternative gift fairs “are a concept I’d like to see expanded,” she said. “It’s very easy to put one together, a few e-mails and a few phone calls. The nonprofits are out there, they hop on an opportunity and it’s easy enough for other churches to get involved.”–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. 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Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia 8 COMMENTS TAGSInspiration Previous articleMortgage rates dip to lowest of the yearNext articleGood morning Apopka…enjoy the sunrise on the seashore Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply May 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm Yes, I can understand Ms Chen’s comment. Smells are powerful in bringing up memories. I actually agree with her for it brings back memories of my childhood. The smell of mink musk is another one that conjures memories. I remember the smell of mama’s cooking, that was wonderful. And how about the distinctive odor of puppy breath? Yes, the olfactory senses are powerful when it comes to triggering memories. And by the way, as hard as she tried she was not always successful in keeping me on the straight and narrow. We used to have a lot of striped skunks here in central Florida but they are quite rare now. You have a nice day now and may you be anointed by our friend Mephitis Mephitis soon. Charles Towne Reply Reply Mama Mia charles towne charles towne Reply InspirationBy Charles TowneIt’s expected of us!Farmer Smith owned that there farm on the hill up on Grange Hall Road. Yeah, you know the one. He raised hogs and I’m here to tell you, them porcine critters stunk up the place so bad folks could smell the Smith farm some time before they could see it.Yeah, it’s just the nature of hogs to smell bad. Why I guess it could be said it’s expected of them!And while we’re talking about stink, sin comes to mind, and come to think of it, sin has to smell a whole lot worse than hog stink to God. And while we are talking about stink, the time I tangled with that there skunk comes to mind.I am here to tell you, skunk stink is stink that don’t wash off real easy. I came home expecting some sympathy after that skunk sprayed me the way he did, but what I was expecting, and what I got were two different things, and sympathy wasn’t one of them. Mama made me strip down to my birthday suit and told me to bury my clothes, and then she threw a bar of yellow ley soap out into the yard and told me to go to the river and wash and keep on washing until that smell was diminished some. I scrubbed so long and so hard I think I scrubbed off some of my freckles!I was lucky because it was summer and mama wasn’t about to let me back into the house smelling the way I did. She threw an old blanket on the porch and set a plate of food next to it, and that is where I slept and ate for the next few days. By the time that episode was passed I felt like that old mangy cur dog that hung around the place.I guess you could say that when it comes right down to it its the nature of skunks to stink, and the nature of sinners to sin, at least until they get acquainted with Jesus, and then we began to smell a whole lot better, I guess you could say its expected of us, praise the Lord!Live fully,Love openly,Love God, and make a difference, today. Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adapted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy filled life. Now Mama Mia, don’t hurt my feelings, that is my favorite men’s smelly stuff! May 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm Please enter your name here Mephitis Mephitis??? Wow, your mama had a heck of a time keeping up with you, and keeping you on a straight path and out of trouble, didn’t she? I watch “The Talk” tv show a lot, and Julie Chen, one of the hosts of the program, actually reveal one day on the show, that she actually LOVED the skunk smell. I couldn’t believe it! No way, not Julie Chen, the lady of Chinese descent. She said that when she was a child, they would drive to upstate NY, and she would smell the skunk smell while there, and whenever she smells that smell now, as an adult, it would remind her of her wonderful trips as a child to upstate NY. ??????? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 21, 2017 at 3:45 pm Reply The Anatomy of Fear Reply Reply Mama Mia Mephitis is the scientific name for the striped skunk He is really a sweet little stinker. charles towne charles towne You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia May 21, 2017 at 11:28 am I seriously wonder if that essence of skunk is used for the base in the manufacturing of the men’s cologne named “Trump”???…… LMAO Reply May 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm May 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm May 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm May 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Dear Mama Mia, what so many folks don’t realize is that all of the manufacturers that create those lovely perfumes you mentioned most likely used essence of skunk as a base. Therefore, each time you take a little dab behind your ear you have the lowly skunk to thank for that lasting aroma that stinks so nice and that you love so well. Thanks, but no thanks. You and Julie Chen can have all the stinky ole skunk smells you want and love, not me….. I prefer Faith Hill, Red Door, Giorgio of Beverly Hills, and Opium.
24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. £20,000 prize for best re-use of public sector information Howard Lake | 14 July 2008 | News Tagged with: Digital Funding Technology The new Power of Information Taskforce is running a competition on the Government’s behalf, offering a £20,000 prize fund to develop the best ideas submitted for transforming the use of public information in a way that will improve health, education, justice or society at large.To help make working models of these ideas, the Power of Information Taskforce has for the first time made freely available gigabytes of information for entrants to play with, reuse, combine, represent or ‘mashup’ to turn it into something even more practical.This data (none of it personal of course) consists of: * Mapping information from the Ordnance Survey * Medical information from NHS Choices * Neighbourhood statistics from the ONS * Pretty much all Offical Notices (bankruptcy, official appointments, etc) from the London Gazette * A carbon calculator from DefraThe competition has already attracted over 150 ideas. It closes for entries at the end of September 2008.www.showusabetterway.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 November 2009 | News Tagged with: Funding statutory £1 million for young people to turn ideas into businesses The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is giving £1 million to youth charity The Prince’s Trust to help young unemployed people turn their ideas into businesses.In the next five months, 630 young people will take part in The Prince’s Trust’s new ‘Be Enterprising’ course. The charity expects that 270 young people will see their own business come to life through the course, with others moving in to other work, education and training.www.princes-trust.org.uk Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this By Rosa Miriam ElizaldeBioCubaFarma’s Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB).Rosa Miriam Elizalde is a Cuban journalist and editor of the site Cubadebate. Reprinted from La Jornada, translation by Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau. Cuba’s antiviral Recombinant Interferon Alpha 2B (IFNrec) is among the medicines chosen by China to treat the coronavirus, the disease that has already caused at least 1,800 deaths in that country. To date, there is still no specific vaccine.Interestingly, Interferon has been in Cuba for 39 years; the country began the development of this protein with antiviral properties at the same time that the biotechnology industry was being invented in 1981.In that year, you could count on one hand the number of countries of the so-called first world that were working on this set of techniques that used living organisms — or part of them — with the aim of obtaining products or modifying them to improve plants or animals, or developing biological systems for specific purposes, in particular for the improvement of human health.This definition of biotechnology is based on a wide range of knowledge that is supported by elite disciplines such as microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, bioengineering and chemical engineering, molecular biology and immunology. The combination of these new techniques led to the so-called aircraft carrier of science, genetic engineering, which in Cuba opened its first center in 1986.How can the phenomenon of Cuban biotechnology, which emerged in a country with no previous industrial development and under the obsessive blockade of the United States, be explained? How did it manage to become an economic line in a few years, while improving the health of the population, generating products and the basis of treatments for thousands of patents? Why was this an obsession of Fidel Castro?Scientist Agustin Lage, who was director of the Havana Immunoassay Center — one of the many that emerged after the production of interferon alpha and beta in Cuba — has explained the miracle. “First a strong investment in education and health, with the guarantee of universal and free access is needed. Taking a stand for biotechnology, even during the worst crisis Cuba has experienced in the 1990s, and the social ownership of institutions that guarantees integration by freeing them from the trap of competing against each other. “The design of the institutions as research-production-marketing centers that addresses the complete cycle of scientific research and the fact that in biotechnology, as in other industries of the so-called knowledge economy, productivity depends directly on the creativity of the workers, and this, in turn, on motivation. Finally understanding that real, competitive science is being done with first-rate results.”All this explains why Cuba has the most extensive vaccination program in the world (recognized by the Pan American Health Organization and other international organizations), which includes universal coverage for newborns with vaccines against 13 diseases; epidemiological surveillance with the use of immunoassays for more than 20 diseases; hospitals regularly use medicines such as interferon, monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, and other biopharmaceuticals. Heberprot-P, a prodigious cure for diabetic foot ulcers that is in common therapeutic use in the national health network, could save a good part of the 83,000 patients who each year require amputation in the United States, whose government refuses to allow the commercialization of the drug because it comes from the rebellious little island.Other factors play a role in the high public health indicators in Cuba, but there is no doubt that research in immunology and the use of industrial biotechnology have contributed to the reduction of infant mortality to 5 per thousand births while life expectancy is now 79 years. The combination of these factors has allowed several infectious diseases to disappear, including polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and measles, and others to be controlled or reduced in their occurrence (hepatitis B; meningoencephalitis).By the way, the man who put Fidel Castro on the path of biotechnology in the early 1980s was a Black Democratic congressman from Texas, Mickey Leland. He brought with him to Havana an eminent oncologist from Houston who used interferon in the treatment of cancer. Leland was deeply hurt by his country’s government hostility to Cuba and considered the blockade not only counterproductive but inconsistent with U.S. values. “The United States,” he said, “should not refuse to sell medicine; the only victims are the sick and the helpless.”Leland, a fighter against poverty in Africa, died in an airplane accident in Ethiopia shortly after uttering these words. Another fact hidden in the news.
Memorial bibs are seen pinned to Carry The Load supporter Tony Andujar’s backpack before the start of the walking relay between the Walmart Super Center and Odessa Fire Rescue’s Central Fire Station Thursday afternoon in Odessa. Andujar and Carry The Load relayer Ethan Dade walked the 4.52 mile route as part of the non-profit organization Carry The Load’s Memorial Day national relay in support of recognizing our nation’s heroes and their sacrifices. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Carry the Load makes its stop in Odessa Previous articleOdessa High School Top 10 LunchNext articleNew system may solve West Texas water woes Michael Bauer Facebook By Michael Bauer – May 20, 2021 Local News Carry the Load relayer Ethan Dade, left and supporter Tony Andujar walk along 22nd Street to Central Fire Station after leaving from the Walmart Super Center off of Loop 338 Thursday afternoon in Odessa. Dade and Andujar walked the 4.52 mile route as part of the non-profit organization Carry The Load’s Memorial Day national relay in support of recognizing our nation’s heroes and their sacrifices. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Carry The Load relay cyclists Joseph Mason, left, and Scott Streater rest inside their charter bus before the start of a walking relay to Odessa Fire Rescue’s Central Fire Station Thursday afternoon in Odessa. According to their website, Carry The Load is a non-profit organization that aims to provide an active way to honor and remember our nation’s heroes by connecting Americans to the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, first responders and their families. Each year for Memorial Day, Carry The Load holds a nationwide relay that ends with a march in Dallas to help spread their message to honor our nation’s heroes. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Carry the Load relayer Ethan Dade, left and supporter Tony Andujar walk along 22nd Street to Central Fire Station after leaving from the Walmart Super Center off of Loop 338 Thursday afternoon in Odessa. Dade and Andujar walked the 4.52 mile route as part of the non-profit organization Carry The Load’s Memorial Day national relay in support of recognizing our nation’s heroes and their sacrifices. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Twitter WhatsApp Odessa resident Adele Verggren tells the story of when her son, Phillip Valadez, was in the military.Valadez, who joined the army after the September 11 attacks, was in Afghanistan for 18 months and while he was able to return home alive, other soldiers, including those close to him, weren’t as fortunate.Those included Billy Gomez and Isaac Diaz who both lost their lives in 2004 during Operation Enduring Freedom.Verggren talks about their stories and was able to share it with members of Carry the Load’s West Coast Relay team on Thursday.The team made its stop in Odessa, setting up a tent outside its charter bus at the parking lot of Walmart Super Center off Loop 338.Carry the Load is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an active way to honor and remember those who have served this country by connecting Americans to the sacrifices made by those in the military, veterans and first responders and their families.For the last 10 years, Carry the Load’s mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has been a national relay that reaches all 50 states, split up into different sections.More than 15,500 miles of ground is covered with American flag being handed off every five miles of walking and or cycling.Members of the West Coast Relay began their journey on April 29 in Seattle, biking or walking to each stop. They will finish in Dallas on May 30. Along the way, they have stopped and set up camps and listened to stories from people who have either served or have had loved ones who have served.The team members dedicate a walking or cycling leg for those to honor or “carry.”Verggren’s story was one of many that the West Coast Relay team has heard on its trip.“I was telling these people that I am so grateful for what they’re doing because Memorial Day is just another mattress sale day and everybody forgets that it’s called Memorial Day for a reason,” Verggren said. “But that fact has been lost on so many people. But I’m very impressed with these people for what they’re doing and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.”Verggren is able to honor her son and his friends’ by telling their story.“We have to honor them,” Verggren said. “We were very blessed that (Valadez) made it home but so many of his friends didn’t and we need to remember them and to honor them and never ever forget.”The relay team started the day in Pecos at the police department before making their way east and stopping at the Monahans Volunteer Fire Department hearing from other people’s time while serving.“We just heard an interesting story from a gentleman in Monahans who talked about his service in Guam,” West Coast Relay manager Michael Golden said. “We hear all kinds of interesting stories.”Some of the stories are light-hearted and others are more compelling and heartrending.“One of the women I met the other day, her brother had served in Vietnam and was about to come home,” Golden said. “He was called to do one last mission and he came back home with both his legs lost. We hear some sad stories. Another woman talked about how her high school lost 12 to 15 young men in Vietnam.”Not only does the team hear different stories at each stop but also has its flag with the Carry the Load logo where people sign their names or their loved ones to honor.The relay team stayed at Walmart for a couple of hours before departing to the City of Odessa Fire and Rescue on 1100 W. 2nd street.“We have a great time,” Golden said. “We meet with the Fire and Rescue folks. They’ve always been as friendly as they can be. We have one of our folks who is an EMT. We feel like we’re at home.”Team member Ethan Dade is a paramedic from Madison, Wis., and is in his third year of participating in the relay.“What brings me out here is I really like their mission of supporting veterans and remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day,” Dade said.After staying the night in Odessa, the team plans on being back on the road Friday, starting at the Legacy Harley-Davidson on 12100 W. Hwy 80 before heading to Midland.They’ll head to San Angelo on Saturday and will make numerous stops in the state before ending the relay in Dallas.“We’re going to dip down and head through San Angelo and Brady and then we’re going to pick up so we can capture San Antonio,” Golden said. “We’ll walk through there. Then we’ll go to Houston and walk through Houston for a day. We’ll go to College Station because you can’t go through Texas without doing that. We’ll go through Fort Hood and Waco on the way back to Dallas.”This year, Golden said the weather for much of the relay has been forgiving.“We’ve only encountered drizzle once or twice and no hard rain,” Golden said. “The sun has been out. From a cycling perspective, it’s been a tough challenge a few times. The best part has been the people. We meet some of the best people that you can meet from Washington all the way down to San Antonio and New Mexico and here in Texas. People love our veterans. They honor them and our first responders.”Carry the Load has usually stopped in Odessa in the past.“It’s great to be out here,” Golden said. “I love West Texas. I love West Texas people. I’ve got a friend out here who I’m hoping to see. The sky is beautiful. The wind is blowing. It’s just like how West Texas always is.” Twitter Pinterest Carry The Load’s charter bus sits parked in the parking lot of the Walmart Super Center off of Loop 338 as they wait to start a portion of their national relay Thursday afternoon in Odessa. According to their website, Carry The Load is a non-profit organization that aims to provide an active way to honor and remember United States veterans by connecting Americans to the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, first responders and their families. Each year for Memorial Day, Carry The Load holds a nationwide relay that ends with a march in Dallas to help spread their message to honor our nation’s heroes. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Carry The Load’s Michael “Goldy” Golden points to his relay team’s schedule as they rest in between relay sets Thursday afternoon at the Walmart Super Center. On Thursday, one member of the relay team walked with a supporter from the Walmart Super Center off of Loop 338 to Odessa Fire Rescue’s Central Fire Station. Each year for Memorial Day, Carry The Load holds a nationwide relay that ends with a march in Dallas to help spread their message to honor our nation’s heroes. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Facebook Pinterest 1 of 7 WhatsApp Carry the Load relayer Ethan Dade, left and supporter Tony Andujar begin their walk to Central Fire Station from the Walmart Super Center off of Loop 338 Thursday afternoon in Odessa. Dade and Andujar walked the 4.52 mile route as part of the non-profit organization’s Memorial Day national relay in support of recognizing our nation’s heroes and their sacrifices. According to their website, Carry The Load is a non-profit organization that aims to provide an active way to honor and remember our nation’s heroes by connecting Americans to the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, first responders and their families. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)
365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Garda investigation continues into suspected Lifford burglary which left 2 injured Google+ Twitter Pinterest News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 24, 2014 WhatsApp Gardai are investigating a suspected burglary at a house in Lifford which left a couple hospitalised.The man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s were treated for injuries after the incident on Saturday night.A lone man entered the house in Porthall between 7.30pm and 8pm on Saturday night – he inflicted head and hand injuries on the pair with a wheel-brace.The garda investigation continues. Facebook Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articlePublic meeting to discuss dirty Gweedore water supplyNext articleSecond Manorcunningham crime meeting to place this Wednesday night News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire