Who is Luke Cowan-Dickie: Ten things you should know about the England hooker

first_img9. In 2020, he was involved in England’s Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup wins as well as Exeter’s Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup double.10. Cowan-Dickie’s dad is a fisherman and the hooker once did a nine-day trip with him.He told the England Rugby Podcast: “It was the sleep that got to me. We would empty the fish onto the deck and you’d probably do two or three hauls in the six hours, so you’d work for six hours and then sleep for six hours, but by the time you got to sleep you probably get four-and-a-half or four.” Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 5. Cowan-Dickie started out as a prop before moving to hooker. He has said his favourite exercise in the gym is the bench press.6. Cowan-Dickie was once ranked No 1 in the world for the Call of Duty computer game. He is still a keen gamer and admitted last year that he spends around three hours a night playing.7. He was part of the England U20 team that won the Junior World Championship in 2013, beating Wales in the final.8. He was once nicknamed ‘Luke Cowan-Sickie’ after he vomited having scored a try for Exeter against Leicester Tigers in August 2020. Luke Cowan-Dickie works on his throwing technique (Getty Images) center_img Find out more about the Exeter and England front-rower Who is Luke Cowan-Dickie: Ten things you should know about the England hookerLuke Cowan-Dickie made his England debut in 2015 against France but played only three more Tests between then and March 2018. Since then, however, he has become a regular in the match-day 23.Find out more about the England front-rower here.Ten things you should know about Luke Cowan-Dickie1. Luke Cowan-Dickie was born on 20 June 1993 in Truro. He stands at 6ft (1.84m) and weighs 17st 9lb (112kg).2. He has been part of the Exeter Chiefs set-up since 2010. He also played for Plymouth Albion early in his pro career at the Chiefs as part of a dual-registration agreement.3. He has described Chiefs boss Rob Baxter as the best coach he has worked with.He told The Good, The Bad and The Rugby podcast in November 2020: “This is my 11th season now and he has taken the club to where we want to be.”Does Luke Cowan-Dickie have children?4. He has a son, Arlo, with his long-term partner Chloe Rose. Their son was born seven weeks premature in early 2020 but after a short time in hospital, Cowan-Dickie shared on Instagram that both mum and baby were doing well, saying of Arlo: “He is already my world.”last_img read more

Scottish bishop preaches unity in South Carolina

first_img [Episcopal News Service] Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney Robert Gillies visited Grace Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 10 for its “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan” service.Gillies presented South Carolina Provisional Bishop Charles vonRosenberg with a crozier carved by John Jaffries from oak from Balmoral Castle. Jaffries, before his retirement, was gillie (fishing and hunting guide) to Her Majesty the Queen at Balmoral.The Scottish bishop spoke in his sermon of the deep bonds of history and affection between the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church.Gillies called the “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan” an “experience to end all experiences” in an official report about his trip. He noted that 500 people attended the 9 a.m. service and another 650 worshiped at 11 a.m.The pipe band from the nearby Citadel military college of South Carolina led the procession into Grace for the annual service. More photos from the day are here.“I have come away from a truly awesome experience in Charleston with appreciation for having met some truly remarkable people doing some remarkable things,” Gillies said in his report. “I have also come away having encountered at first hand the awfulness of a modern day schism in the church. Nothing in what I saw and heard of in the decision taken by the Diocese of South Carolina to split from the Episcopal Church … convinced me that the will of God was being heard or listened to.”Grace Church was recently the site of a reorganizing meeting of Episcopalians in South Carolina, needed after some, but not all Episcopalians followed Bishop Mark Lawrence out of the Episcopal Church.Gillies was also present Feb. 2 at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York for the installation of Bishop Andrew Dietsche as the 16th bishop of the Diocese of New York. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Comments (4) Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion, Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 March 1, 2013 at 10:25 am Moputo: You obviously don’t have a brain. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Ronald J. Caldwell says: Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 February 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm You’re joking, right? Get a life. F.W. Atkins says: Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York February 15, 2013 at 9:52 am Perhaps the anxiety at that forum was because Bishop Lawrence was unjustly restricted , and the diocesan authorities reluctantly decided to secede rather than have a false teacher imposed by a corrupt heirarchy. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Moputo Jones says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 February 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm “Nothing…convinced me that the will of God was being heard or listened to.” I say “Amen” to that. I attended a “forum” conducted by Bishop Lawrence last October. That hour-long meeting with 100 parishioners was filled with anxiety, uncertainty, anger, and loss. I also attended the restoration of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina ceremonies in Grace Episcopal Church of Charleston on Jan. 26. It was a joyous grand festival. The Holy Spirit filled the entire place in overflowing abundance. I know which one of those two meetings was closer to God. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Steven Long says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET South Carolina Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By ENS staffPosted Feb 13, 2013 Submit a Press Release Scottish bishop preaches unity in South Carolina Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Justice for Sandra Bland!

first_imgLYNCHED IN TEXAS JAILHouston — How can someone, whose only mistake is to forget to use her car’s turn signal when changing lanes, wind up dead in a county jail just a few days later, with a medical examiner calling it suicide?People from coast to coast are asking that question.Sandra BlandSandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, drove from her home in a Chicago suburb to Prairie View A&M University, her alma mater in rural southeast Texas, to begin a new job as a student ambassador to the alumni association. She called it her dream job.Bland was found hanging with a trash bag around her neck in a Waller County Jail cell in Hempstead, Texas, on July 13.There have been almost daily protests, vigils, rallies and/or marches since the news broke.On July 17, this writer joined hundreds who protested at the jail and then marched to the Waller County Courthouse. There a rally was chaired by Kofi Taharka, chair of the National Black United Front. Anti-racist activists from Houston and Austin were joined by local residents of Hempstead, Waller’s county seat of just over 40,000 people where 60 percent are white and 30 percent are Black. Speakers included friends of Bland, a sorority sister, PVAM alums and outraged activists.A few of women from Hempstead who were unable to march set up a card table at the jail, offering free cheese sandwiches and sweet tea for  protesters. One woman, who goes by Jen Jen, said she was 49 years old and could give 49 reasons why no one should ever want to find themselves inside the jail. “The last time I was picked up I was beaten black and blue, with splotches darker than this skin you see today.”When asked what she was charged with, Jen Jen responded, “Oh, the cops didn’t charge me. After they beat me, they let me go, that’s all. And you don’t even want to hear the stories about things that happen right inside these walls,” she said, pointing to the Waller County Jail.Waller County court house in Hempstead, Texas.On July 19, PVAM students gathered at the school’s fountain to remember and honor Bland. PVAM was founded in 1876 when the Alta Vista plantation near Hempstead was bought and turned into what is now the second oldest state-funded school of higher education in Texas.Bland was already familiar with Texas and its horrific racist history. She graduated in 2009 from Prairie View, a historically Black university just 45 minutes from Houston.Bland outspoken against police brutalityBland was active in condemning the deaths of Black people at the hands of cops, from Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. She posted on Facebook about the danger from cops and even made videos condemning murders by police. Now her friends and supporters are tweeting at #SandraBland, #JusticeforSandy and #IfIDieInPoliceCustody.Over the last year, exposure of U.S. cop killings of young Black people has escalated. In response, the Black Lives Matter movement is now active all over the country.Texas has a sordid history of racist murders. In the early 1900s there were lynchings of Black people all over the state. Two of the most infamous were in Waco — of Allen Brooks in 1910 and Jesse Washington in 1916.During Brooks’ trial, allegedly for assaulting a white child, an angry mob took him from his armed guards in the courtroom and hanged him from a pole at Elk’s Arch, reported the Dallas Morning News.According to blogger Michael W. Waters, Washington was castrated, his fingers cut off, and his body lowered and raised over a fire for two hours before being dragged through town. His body parts were later sold as souvenirs. (Huffington Post, July 17)In recent decades the cops in every major city in Texas have murdered and maimed African Americans — including Black Panther leader Carl Hampton in Houston in 1970.Nationally, there is now a list of women who go with the Michael Browns and Eric Garners killed by the cops: Sandra Bland, Kindra Darnell Chapman, Tanisha Anderson, Yvette Smith, Rekia Boyd and seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones — to name a few.Emily DePrang, writing in the progressive weekly The Texas Observer in 2014, noted that Houston cops are literally getting away with murder. She wrote that between 2007 and 2012, according to Houston Police Department records, deadly police shootings happen in Houston on average of one every three weeks. Every shooting by a HPD officer is investigated by HPD’s Internal Affairs and Homicide divisions.DePrang writes, “Every killing was ruled justified. Harris County (Houston) grand juries have cleared HPD officers for on-duty shootings almost 300 times in a row. No Houston officer has been indicted for a shooting in a decade.”Texas has more killer copsIn Texas, the saying goes, “Everything’s bigger in Texas!” The saying is true when it comes to the legacy of lynchings and the number of killer cops. Texas is also number one in uninsured people, and it executes more people than the next eight states combined. However, Texas is near the very bottom in funding education.In one year’s time, three instances of terrorizing Black women in Texas have become national news.Last August, cops pulled over Kametra Barbour and her four young children  and held them at gunpoint in Forney. Neither the car nor the passengers matched the description given to police in a 911 dispatch.In June near Dallas, 15-year-old Dajerria Becton was thrown down, her head shoved to the ground, and she was held down by a McKinney cop’s knee after a pool party.And now, Sandra Bland, stopped for failure to use her traffic signal and arrested in Waller County while en route to begin her new job, was found lynched in jail under suspicious circumstances a few days later.How someone can go from driving to a new job to dead in jail in a matter of days is unfathomable — except perhaps for African Americans in Texas. Black activists often point out that driving while Black can be a capital offense in Texas, resulting in an unofficial, on-the-spot death penalty.More protests, vigils and demonstrations are planned for Sandra Bland as communities await the results of her family’s independent autopsy. Many questions must still be answered. Those who are involved in the anti-racist movement have absolutely no confidence in either the Texas Rangers or the FBI, which are now investigating Bland’s death. Outrage, sadness and determination to find justice will not dissipate easily, nor should it.Rubac is a longtime spokesperson for the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement in Houston.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Add exhibits and events to any vacation or stay-cation

first_img WhatsApp By admin – March 9, 2018 Facebook Twitter Add exhibits and events to any vacation or stay-cation Facebook Ellen Noël Art MuseumNeed a little spring break something to do?There are a number of exhibits on show at the Ellen Noël Art Museum – and it’s free. For those who are going out of town this spring break – don’t worry – there are a number of events scheduled this spring.Try a few of these out to brighten your spring:Wednesdays: 7 a.m., Yoga at the Museum for members. Begin the day with stretching and meditation. (No yoga is scheduled March 14.)Thursdays: The museum is open for extended hours until 8 p.m.March 15: 6 p.m., Presentation by Dr. Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich, associate regional dean for research at Texas Tech University Health Science Center of the Permian Basin. She will talk about a “passion” in her life and some of the great people she has met all over the world.March 21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Art Tales for children (ages 3-5). Activities include a book reading followed by a brief art activity.March 22: 6 p.m., Short film presented by the West Texas Film Festival; 7 p.m., Book Talk: Part 2 discussion of “The Gold Finch” led by Odessa College Associate Professor Julie Roth.March 24: 10 a.m. to noon, Community Art Day. Stop by the Museum to try different painting activities for all ages.Flower Market 2018, a fundraising event, has been scheduled May 4-5 in the garden.May 4: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preview Party. There will be food, beverages, live music, early shopping at vendor books and first access to the plant and flower sale. Tickets are $35. Advance registration is required.May 5: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Plant and Flower Sale. There will be a wide selection of plants, flowers, herbs, pots and more for sale, as well as demonstrations, food trucks, music and family art activities.May 5: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Community Art Day with Earth Day activities and free hands-on art stations for all ages.May 5: An Evening in the Garden. There will be plants and flowers for sale, along with music, food trucks, a cash bar, artisan vendors and more. Tickets are $15 (includes one drink).The museum will begin selling raffle tickets during the Preview Party for a trip for two to Brandywine Valley in the picturesque Pennsylvania countryside. Tickets are $50 each and include airfare, hotel and car rental for four days and four nights and a $500 gift card to be used toward dining and other entertainment.The following exhibits are currently on display.Now through April 1: “On with the Show, This is it! Chuck Jones and the Animation Art of Looney Tunes” explores the Looney Tunes characters and their capers as brought to life by Jones and voice artist Mel Blanc under the auspices of the cartoon shop at Warner Bros. Studios.Now through May 13: “Modern Frescos: Ali Cavanaugh” features the works of Cavanaugh, an internationally represented fine artist. Her paintings have been featured on book covers, countless internet features such as the Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, Hi-Fructose and in numerous print publications including The New York Times Magazine, American Art Collector and American Artist Watercolor. She has painted portraits for TIME magazine and The New York Times.Now through May 20: “Captured by Detail: Camille Engel” showcases a new body of work done in Engel’s realism style. The exhibit celebrates the artist’s Tennessee home and showcases unique depictions of the Tennessee State Symbols.Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursday) and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.Admission is free and open to the public (unless otherwise stated).For more information or to learn more about museum membership options, call 550-9696 or visit www.noelartmuseum.org.About the museum WhatsApp Flower Market 2018, a fundraising event, has been scheduled May 4-5 in the garden at the Ellen Noël Art Museum. Pinterest Twitter Pinterest The Ellen Noël Art Museum is located at 4909 E. University Blvd., and is open Tuesday through Sunday.Visit noelartmuseum.org Local NewsEntertainment Previous articleOC president named to Achieving the Dream boardNext articleWorld’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup adminlast_img read more

[Breaking] SC Asks Explanation From Registry For 3 Years Delay In Listing Vijay Mallya’s Review

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] SC Asks Explanation From Registry For 3 Years Delay In Listing Vijay Mallya’s Review LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Jun 2020 7:45 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has sought explanation from the SC Registry for not listing the review petition filed by Vijay Mallay for three years.A bench comprising Justices U U Lalit and Ashok Bhushan also sought the names of the officials who had dealt with the file for the last three years.The explanation has to be submitted within two weeks.The review was against the order passed on May 9,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has sought explanation from the SC Registry for not listing the review petition filed by Vijay Mallay for three years.A bench comprising Justices U U Lalit and Ashok Bhushan also sought the names of the officials who had dealt with the file for the last three years.The explanation has to be submitted within two weeks.The review was against the order passed on May 9, 2017 convicting Mallya for contempt on a plea by a consortium of creditors led by State Bank of India (SBI) which argued that Mallya had disobeyed court orders by making “vague and unclear disclosure of his assets” by transferring a $40 million payment from Diageo Plc. to his children and by ignoring summonses to appear in court.The bench noted that though the review was filed within time, it was not listed before the court for three years.Notably, on Friday another bench of the SC chided a lawyer for making “irresponsible allegations” allegations against the Registry over discrimination in listing of the case.That was by a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, Abdul Nazeer and M R Shah, while hearing a petition filed by lawyer Reepak Bansal who complained that the registry was showing ‘preferential treatment’ to some in the matter of listing of cases. The bench, while reserving orders in the case, observed “don’t demoralize the registry which is working day and night”.While holding Mallya guilty of contempt in May 2017, a bench comprising Justices A K Goel (since retired) and U U Lalit had asked the liquor baron to appear before Court on July 10 for hearing on sentence. However, Mallya, who had left India in March 2016, never appeared, stalling the proceedings.The United Kingdom has acceded to India’s request to extradite Mallya. Though he moved the Courts there challenging the extradition order, he could not secure any success.He was declared a “Fugitive Economic Offender” by the Government of India in January 2019.Click here to download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Road closed following collision in Derry overnight

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – December 21, 2017 Twitter Pinterest Road closed following collision in Derry overnight Previous articleMan who lives in Donegal jailed for sexually abusing schoolboysNext articleExtra funding demanded to restore Strabane GP Out of Hours Service News Highland There’s been a serious single road traffic collision in Derry overnight. The Clooney Road in Derry has been closed country bound between Gransha Roundabout and Maydown Roundabout following the crash.Diversions are in place. Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Utah Baseball Earns 6-3 Victory Over Nevada

first_img Written by February 17, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Earns 6-3 Victory Over Nevada FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN MARCOS – Utah baseball earned their first victory of the season downing the Nevada Wolf Pack 6-3 in San Marcos, Texas on Sunday, February 17.The Utes scored five runs in the sixth inning and had great pitching from Joshua Tedeschi to preserve their first victory of the 2019 season.Tedeschi only gave up one run in 5.0 innings pitched and worked his way out of several jams to keep the Utes in the game until their bats came alive in the sixth inning.Having one hit in the first five innings, Utah came through to score five runs on four hits in the sixth. Oliver Dunn got the inning going with a leadoff double. After Tyler Thompson and Zack Moeller were hit by pitches, Erick Migueles and Shea Kramer both got singles knocking in a run. After Rykker Tom hit a sacrifice fly to score one more run, Dominic Foscalina cleared the bases with a double and giving the Utes a 5-2 lead.After adding one more run in the top of the seventh to lead 6-2, Nevada threatened in the bottom half loading the bases with one out. The Wolf Pack ended up getting one run, but Tedeschi did a great job of getting out of the jam limiting the damage.The Utes finished the day scoring six runs on eight hits. Both were highs for the weekend.While Utah’s bats were quiet early, their defense kept them in the game. Matt Richardson and Dunn had a double play to end the fourth inning. Foscalina ended the fifth inning by throwing out a Nevada base runner trying to score from second.Tedeschi got the win for the Utes and freshman Dustyn Schramm came in to earn the save. He only gave up one hit and one walk in two innings.Utah finished the weekend 1-2, but ended the weekend on a high note as Nevada had won its previous two games this weekend.The Utes will travel to San Diego next weekend for four games beginning on Thursday, February 21 against Fresno State at 7 p.m. MT. Tags: Utah Utes Baseball Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Review: The Flu Season

first_imgby Sophie FrewSee also: video preview of the play A few first night fluffs aside, this cast made a very strong team under Alex Worsnip’s direction. The Flu Season is self-consciously modern in the language and the images used by its narrators. The prologue and epilogue act as a commentary from the playwright, as if he began in love and this subsequently turned sour. These might have become redundant once the pivotal rejection takes place yet there is then a partisan split, the epilogue on side with the man and the prologue with the woman. Hannah Martin as the Prologue dealt well with a difficult transition from one side of a single mind to embodying the rejected spirit. The position of an amending epilogue jarred with the central message that both love and life are fleeting and imperfect. But Sam Caird, acting as the epilogue and voice of Will Eno, impressively portrayed the smugness of hindsight and the manic perfectionism of a writer who is even now correcting this work. The sense of foreboding in the production was slightly overplayed, which prevented the audience from becoming fully involved with the love story. But the beauty and innocence of the love between the man and the woman comes because they do not overanalyse its consequences – as they do those of their conversations. Andrew Johnson and Lucy Murphy gave real humanity to the awkward inmates who seem destined for one another. The man’s change of heart makes this relationship reflect the previous experiences of their attendants, his glazed expression and passivity contrasting with the train-of-thought dialogue. Lucy Murphy had exceptional depth of emotion in the rejection scenes, making her story the most convincing within the play. Sam Bright and Amy Mulholland, as the doctor and nurse, served as a quirky reminder of the hopefulness of love. These positive characters were brightly played, competently fulfilling their role of retrieving the audience from the edge of despair. This tragic story was a cathartic experience which reminded the audience to go out and live. As the epilogue points out, there is no man and woman, their story is not real, but it is brought to life by this cast and, ostracised from society, the couple make their mark through love. Although dominated by the pessimistic epilogue, this is without doubt a highly affirmative and optimistic play.last_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare                                             PRIMARY MISSIONSDisaster Response Missions – This is what SDIA was founded on, and continues to be our primary continued service opportunity.Outdoor Adventures – Providing challenging activities promotes camaraderie and restores self-confidence in our Sheep Dogs.Holiday Assistance – Our Thanksgiving and Christmas Outreach programs provide meals and/or gifts to Sheep Dog families in need. Founded in 2010, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is a national non-profit organization that exists to engage, assist and empower the men & women who make up our nation’s military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS professions – society’s protectors, our “Sheep Dogs.” We provide continued service opportunities and outdoor adventures which offer physical challenges and the camaraderie that is often missing after a shift or tour of duty ends. For Sheep Dogs, “Helping Others is a Way of Life.” Our headquarters is in Rogers, Arkansas, and we currently have 20+ chapters and teams in 15+ states, and more than 5,000 members, volunteers and supporters nationwide.Here is how the sheep and the Sheep Dog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the Sheep Dog lives for that day. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, most of the sheep, that is, most citizens in America said, “Thank God I wasn’t on one of those planes.” The Sheep Dogs, the warriors, said, “Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes. Maybe I could have made a difference.” When you are truly transformed into a warrior and have truly invested yourself into warriorhood, you want to be there. You want to be able to make a difference.Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (US Army)Author of On CombatWHAT WE DOSDIA offers our members and fellow Sheep Dogs continued service opportunities to satisfy their innate desire to serve and help those around them through three programs: Disaster Response Missions, Outdoor Adventures, and Holiday Assistance. Giving back to others leaves Sheep Dogs with a deeply gratified feeling, and working alongside peers who have been through similar experiences promotes camaraderie and a renewed sense of purpose. Helping is Healing.last_img read more

Did you miss these stories over the weekend?

first_img× On Wednesday, Oct. 18 the Hoboken City Council and public discussed the Washington Street Redesign Project and the possibility of extending construction hours. The council approved the installation of a temporary boathouse despite questions from the public about its cost, and also approved a professional service contract for a microgrid feasibility study. Construction on Washington Street is scheduled to restart work Monday, according to Business Administrator Stephen Marks. The project was temporarily put on hold at the end of September when a woman was hit by a fallen pole in a construction zone. She reportedly suffered no major injuries. As a result the city and the project manager requested information on the contractor’s safety protocols and an updated health and safety plan. He added that the city received the updates, including updated traffic and pedestrian safety plans, and the contractor was installing signage and temporary striping to direct vehicles and pedestrians. Click here for more.In Jersey City, the 2017 Ward E council election race heated up last week when outgoing council member Candice Osborne officially announced her support for Rebecca Symes to succeed her representing downtown Jersey City. In making the endorsement, Osborne cited Symes’s experience in government and in the private sector advocating for progressive causes and her vision for making Jersey City a national model of government innovation. “To replace me on the city council I want someone who will work hard, who will be pragmatic and who understands downtown Jersey City,” said Councilwoman Osborne in an email sent to supporters. “While I am certain many of the candidates possessed two of the three characteristics that most mattered to me in this election, I feel that only one person successfully demonstrated all three of them to me – Rebecca Symes.” Click here for more. When it comes to best practices, North Bergen is tops. The municipality ranked 84 percent in the state’s Best Practices inventory program, the township commissioners announced at their most recent meeting. The annual program, launched by the Christie administration years ago, mandates every New Jersey municipality answer a series of questions related to their financial expenditures, transparency, and management. For instance, one of the questions asks if the municipality has adopted a written vehicle use policy banning personal use of municipal vehicles outside of commuting. Another inquires as to whether or not the municipality has maintained a current website containing past and current budgets and most recent annual financial statements. Click here for more.last_img read more