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Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Paypal suspends Wikileaks’ account for getting donations Share whatsapp Sunday 5 December 2010 11:21 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com ONLINE payment service PayPal has suspended the WikiLeaks’ account that the organisation used to collect donations.US-based PayPal said in a statement that WikiLeaks, which has released thousands of secret US diplomatic cables, had violated its policy. A statement on the PayPal site said: “PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity. We’ve notified the account holder of this action.”A posting on WikiLeaks’ Twitter page said “PayPal bans WikiLeaks after US government pressure.”PayPal is one of several ways that WikiLeaks takes in donations to finance its operations.On Friday, WikiLeaks directed readers to a web address in Switzerland after two US Internet providers dropped it in the space of two days.Meanwhile, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has warned his supporters are primed to publish a “deluge” of leaked government documents if his activities are stopped.He has distributed a file to fellow hackers, thought to include details on BP and Guantanamo Bay. Assange counts the file as his insurance in case he is killed, arrested or his site permanently removed from the web.A warrant has now been issued for his arrest as Swedish prosecutors want to quiz him over rape allegations. Tags: NULL
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Too good Tou-louse?What on earth has happened to Toulouse? The four-time European Champions (and twice beaten finalists) are odds-on to miss out on a quarter-final spot this year after losing 38-0 to Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium. It’s the first time the French giants have been nilled in a European match, and this resounding defeat follows a 32-7 thrashing by Saracens on the first weekend of this year’s tournament. Then, we put their lacklustre display down to their shock at the terror attacks which had taken place in Paris the night before, but that cannot apply to their thumping in Belfast.Toulouse are flying in the Top 14, sitting in second spot with seven wins from their first ten matches, so why they are playing so poorly in Europe is a mystery. Chief poacher: Thomas Waldrom (orange scrum-cap) burrows over for a try. (Photo: Getty Images)Chiefs in charge Exeter Chiefs are top of Pool Two thanks to a magnificent 31-14 win over last year’s beaten finalists Clermont Auvergne.Thomas Waldrom put them on their way to victory with two close-range tries which took them from 14-3 down to 17-14 up. Plenty of other Chiefs shone in this excellent all-round team performance, with Don Armand scoring their third try and Mitch Lees wriggling over to secure the bonus point in red time.Cardiff Blues kept alive their hopes of qualifying from Pool Three of the Challenge Cup as they came from behind to beat Montpellier 37-27, and so stay within reach of top dogs Harlequins. Josh Navidi scored two tries for the Blues but wing Tom James was named Man of the Match. TAGS: HighlightSaracensUlster Saintly SarriesIt is too difficult to pick out a Saint from the Saracens side which trounced Oyonnax 45-10 in France, so let’s just say the whole team are polishing their halos at the moment. Saracens sit proudly at the top of the Pool One table, with three wins from three after this five-try victory, and when you consider they also have a perfect six out of six record in the Aviva Premiership at the moment, they are clearly the form side in Europe. Oyonnax will not be looking forward to next Saturday’s trip to Allianz Park. Double troubleA couple of sinners helped to send Munster to a 31-19 defeat against Leicester at Thomond Park. Hooker Niall Scannell over-threw Donnacha Ryan at a lineout when the Tigers were 11-6 up, Mike Fitzgerald happily accepted the gift of the ball in space beyond the lineout and strode over for a try to stretch the lead to 18-6.However, before that, the officials got it horribly wrong when they reversed a penalty to Munster, saying one of their players had pushed a Leicester player, who had then crashed into Andrew Conway as he raced forward in attack. Referee Romain Poite awarded a penalty to Leicester, which they kicked for the corner and set up the attacking position that resulted in Niki Goneva’s try, but the video showed Leicester prop Dan Cole had actually started the domino-chain of pushing, so the penalty should have gone the other way. It was a bad call by the officials, including TMO Gilles Cogne and Poite, and Munster boss Anthony Foley was none too pleased, calling the decision “an absolute disgrace” in his post-match interview. Mr Cool: George Ford celebrates in an under-stated fashion after his winning kick. (Photo: Getty Images) Red-hot attacking play and ice cool nerves punctuated the third weekend of European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup action. Who shone, and who shocked? Hair-raising: Census Johnston (in black) has an interesting new style. (Photo: Inpho)New lookThat is one interesting hair style Census Johnston is sporting this season. I prefer the tighthead prop’s old shaggy look – but I don’t want to be the one to tell him! No, honestly Census, it looks great…! Russian historyCongratulations to Enisei STM who chalked up their first Challenge Cup win, beating Brive 10-7. They are the first Russian team to play in the European competition and had lost their first two matches, at home to Connacht and away to Newcastle.Brive didn’t have to travel right across to Siberia, as Connacht had done, as Enisei are now playing in western Russia, but the French side were still outgunned.Enisei’s points came from a try by hooker Nazir Gasanov and a conversion and a penalty from Iurii Kushnarev. Can they do the double in Brive on Saturday? Now, that would be something. Taqele treble Glasgow Warriors thrashed their Guinness Pro12 rivals the Scarlets 43-6 in Champions Cup Pool Three, with wing Taqele Naiyaravoro grabbing the headlines with a hat-trick of tries.The huge Australian international powered up the right wing for his first try, collected a pin-point kick from Finn Russell for his second and intercepted a loose pass from Regan King for his third.Hug for a hat-trick: Taqele Naiyaravoro celebrates with Grayson Hart. (Photo: Inpho)Naiyaravoro could have had four tries in total, as he caught a high ball and battered his way through several tacklers on a 40-metre run to the line earlier in the game, but the officials disallowed the try, saying he had been in touch when he caught the ball. It was a borderline decision to say the least as, at the very most, one toe was grazing the edge of the whitewash.London Irish wing Andy Fenby also grabbed a hat-trick as his team produced their best performance of the season to beat Edinburgh 38-6 in the European Challenge Cup. The visitors to the Madejski Stadium led 6-0 before Irish found the scoring touch. Alex Lewington scored one try and created Fenby’s third with a chip over the defence, while Aseli Tikoirotuma and teenage centre Johnny Williams were the other try-scorers. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS King of the Kingspan Ulster inside centre Stuart McCloskey scored the pick of his team’s tries as they walloped four-time champions Toulouse 38-0 in the Champions Cup at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday.Coming through: Stuart McCloskey charges through the Toulouse defence to score his try. (Photo: Inpho)He took a long pass from Paddy Jackson, turned Yoann Maestri inside out and drew the defence to open up a corridor which took him all the way to the line.In an excellent team performance from the Belfast side, the other Ulster try-scorers were Chris Henry, Nick Williams, Andrew Trimble and Luke Marshall. Terrific Tigers Leicester became the first team to beat Munster twice at Thomond Park in Europe, and the stars of their show were Vereniki Goneva and Ben Youngs, for two great tries.Goneva took a long pass from Youngs and crashed through two tacklers to score the first, when the match was poised at 6-6, then in the second half, Youngs picked up a turnover ball from the back of a ruck in midfield and cut a searing line through the Munster defence to take the game out of the home side’s reach.Knockout! Telusa Veainu (right) is clearly delighted with Ben Youngs’ try. (Photo: Getty Images)Leicester are now on three wins from three in the Champions Cup as they head for the reverse fixture at Welford Road, while Munster cannot really afford another defeat.Another Tigers saint was Gonzalo Camacho, who came off the bench to make his competitive debut for Leicester at the end of a nightmare two-and-a-half years out with injuries. The wing chased back to put in a potentially try-saving tackle on Lucas Amororsino at the death, when Munster were hunting for a losing bonus point. The match was won, but Camacho wasn’t going to let Munster have any crumbs from the table. Off you go: Referee JP Doyle shows a red card to Jean-Baptiste Dubie (14). (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)The SinnersDubious from Dubié Jean-Baptiste Dubié cost his Bordeaux-Begles team dear in their Champions Cup clash with Ospreys when he was sent off for clouting Dan Biggar. The French side were leading 13-12 in the 44th minute when Biggar collected a high ball and chipped ahead, only for Dubié to plant a late, swinging arm on his chin. Referee JP Doyle consulted the TMO and the officials agreed the wing should be sent off.While he was gone, Biggar darted over for a try in the right-hand corner and converted it himself to take the Ospreys to a 19-16 win which keeps their hopes of qualifying from Pool 2 alive. The SaintsSpot onGeorge Ford held his nerve and ignored some off-putting shouts from the crowd at the Ricoh Arena to slot a winning conversion for Bath as the clock ticked over to 86 minutes in their European Champions Cup battle with Wasps.The chance for Ford was set up by a try from Anthony Watson, the wing taking a pass from Tom Homer who had drawn the defence well as Bath battered the line, with two Wasps in the sin-bin.Bath had led 15-12 at half-time, then trailed 23-18 after 74 minutes but their determination took them to their second victory out of two in this European campaign, although Wasps still top Pool Five as they have played a game more.
Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY [Church Pension Fund press release] At its June 2013 meeting, after due deliberation, the Church Pension Fund (CPF) Board of Trustees elected Kevin B. Lindahl to fill the vacancy left by the retirement from the board of trustee James E. Bayne.Mr. Lindahl holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Regis University and a J.D. from the University of Denver. He currently serves as General Counsel of the Fire and Police Pension Association, an organization with a $4 billion investment portfolio that administers pension and disability programs for public safety officers throughout Colorado. His responsibilities include investment decision-making, legislative relations, compliance with federal tax and state laws, and the administration of benefits. He has negotiated social responsibility issues and has studied, advised and lectured regarding fiduciary responsibilities.Active in his diocese and parish, he serves as a trustee of Colorado Episcopal Foundation and a volunteer director of youth programs at his local parish where he previously served as Finance Chair. He is a co-moderate of the Richard Hooker Forum in the Diocese of Colorado.“Kevin will bring valuable relevant experience in pension administration, investments, and the law to the board’s deliberations,” said Bishop Wayne P. Wright, Chair of the CPF Board, adding, “It will be good o have someone from Province VI serving on the CPF Board.”Mr. Bayne, who retired from the CPF Board in June, had served as a CPF Trustee since 1999. A former executive at Exxon-Mobil, he was very active in the Church at the parish, diocesan and national levels. During his long and invaluable tenure as a CPF Trustee, he served in a variety of leadership roles, including Chair of the Finance Committee, a member of the Retirement Programs, Diversity and Workplace Values and the CEO Selection Committees, and a director of Church Life Insurance Corporation.“We thank Jim for his faithful service and will miss his wise counsel,” said Bishop Wright. “We wish him and his wife June every blessing for the future.” Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Church Pension Group, Submit an Event Listing Posted Jun 28, 2013 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS People Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Kevin B. 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Please enter your name here TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleByrd receives endorsement from Central Florida PBANext article37 National Parks To Visit Before You Die Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Darrell Morgan 2 COMMENTS The voters of Apopka only wanted one thing. To have a voice in what goes on in the city. They want the city to work for them not the other way around.For many years even before this administration the people were tired of being told, this is the way it is, except it.We the people, will not except any under handed methods of Goverment. A group of leader’s have been chosen. We expect good leadership. If not there will be new positions open in the coming years.I will support our new leadership but will speak loudly of things they do wrong.Looking forward to a positive. The Anatomy of Fear April 13, 2018 at 5:35 pm Reggie what just happened here in Apopka is a reflection of what’s going on in Washington, the people of the United States the majority of them are tired of the swamp the corruption and bad leadership self-serving leaders and they’re on the lookout now and they’re more active than they have ever been and they’re tired of all of the junk going on in the media and this is their way of raising their voice and it’ll be this way for a while you’re going to find out that character really does matter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply JACK Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Please enter your comment! April 14, 2018 at 8:26 am Decision Apopka 2018Opinion/AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceApopka spoke loud and clear in this election cycle.Have you heard the phrase “loud and clear” enough by now? I know I have typed it more than I care to. However, with Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson defeating Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer with 63.4% of the vote, it seems to be the most accurate description of the electorate.Doesn’t a one-sided rout like this prove that Nelson has a black-and-white mandate to govern on what he ran on? And doesn’t the election of Commissioner-Elect Alice Nolan a few weeks later with 58.95% of the vote over Commissioner Diane Velazquez even further support that mandate?Perhaps it does, but wasn’t the perceived mandate pretty clear in 2014 when Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Commissioners Sam Ruth and Diane Velazquez swept into office to move Apopka forward?While Apopka’s decisions seemed pretty black and white, perhaps the message they are sending is dark grey. Is their message loud and clear? Or are we hearing the noise and not the signal?What exactly were the voters telling their leaders?Let’s explore two themes…Incumbents beware!In 2010, the Apopka City Council was a pillar of experience. Anchored by Mayor John Land and his 58 years in office, the Council had a collective 131 years of experience sitting on the dais. Commissioners Bill Arrowsmith (31 years), Billie Dean (18 years), Marilyn Ustler-McQueen (16 years), and Kathy Till (eight years) combined for what was quite possibly the most years on a City Council of any municipality in the state.Then Apopka got fickle.In the course of eight years and four election cycles, the voters axed six straight incumbents running against a challenger. Two others (Dean and Till) retired from office.And in the last two election cycles (2016 and 2018), Apopka voted out the second generation of incumbents – Kilsheimer, and Commissioners Sam Ruth and Velazquez. These three were the original incumbent-slayers. Now they are among those slain.Apopka voters have destroyed a national trend of incumbents in municipal elections winning between 88% to 93% of the contests they compete in against challengers to their seat. Consequently, Apopka has unofficially gone from a City Council with the most experience in the state, to possibly the least.When Nelson gavels in his first meeting on May 2nd, Apopka will officially have a City Council comprised of five first-term representatives. Commissioners Doug Bankson and Kyle Becker will be the greybeards with two years experience apiece, while Nelson, and Commissioners-Elect Alice Nolan, and Alexander H. Smith will be on day-10 of their terms after their April 24th swearing-in ceremonies.Congratulations again to Nelson, Nolan and, Smith. Enjoy those seats on the City Council. Luxurious and elegant seats aren’t they? Cushiony and a nice high back that you can just ease into and spend a couple of hours in every two weeks.But don’t get too comfortable in them. You may not be staying long, considering the track-record of Apopka incumbents, and now you are incumbents.But is Apopka simply voting incumbents out of office without any other factors?Budget, Budget, Budget…“It’s the economy stupid.”This infamous quote from Bill Clinton campaign strategist James Carville in the 1992 presidential campaign can be applied to most elections, and not just ones involving Commanders-in-Chief.Nelson talked a lot about the budget, general fund reserves, and fiscal responsibility. Nolan and Smith shared, in part, those core themes, as well as abolishing red light cameras. All three questioned the performance of the current administration as it related to budget spending. All three also ran against opponents who favored the red light camera program.It could well be that these core issues were the reason voters made another course correction in a post-Land Apopka and not simply a dislike for candidates they voted in favor of the previous term.It’s a mystery that needs to be solved.Next week, The Apopka Voice will be in search of answers and not theories on understanding the 2018 election. And what better way than to ask our readers to weigh-in? We’re calling it The Apopka Voice Reader’s Exit Poll, and it will be an attempt to get to the bottom of what the Apopka voter was thinking when they cast their ballots.What were your most important issues? When did you make your decision on who to vote for? What is your viewpoint on incumbents? These are but a few of the questions we will ask.The poll will begin at noon Monday and conclude at noon on Wednesday. We hope you will participate. Reply
Please enter your name here TAGSMartin Luther King Jr.The HIstory Channel Previous articleLet’s Talk About It: The Groveland FourNext articleCelebrate a special Valentine’s Day at the Courthouse Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR He would have been 90 today.On January 15th, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, the son of a Baptist minister. King received a doctorate degree in theology and in 1955 helped organized the first major protest of the African-American civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced by Mohandas Gandhi, he advocated civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to segregation in the South. The peaceful protests he led throughout the American South were often met with violence, but King and his followers persisted, and the movement gained momentum. Martin Luther King Jr.A powerful orator, King appealed to Christian and American ideals and won growing support from the federal government and Northern whites. In 1963, Bayard Rustin and A. Philip Randolph led the massive March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; the event’s grand finale was King’s famous “I Have a Dream” address. Two hundred and fifty thousand people gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial to hear the stirring speech. In 1964, the civil rights movement achieved two of its greatest successes: the ratification of the 24th Amendment, which abolished the poll tax, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited racial discrimination in employment and education and outlawed racial segregation in public facilities.Later that year, King became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In the late 1960s, King openly criticized U.S. involvement in Vietnam and turned his efforts to winning economic rights for poor Americans. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. On this day in history: January 15th, 1929Civil rights icon inspired a generationFrom The History Channel Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear
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