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Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial conglomerate offering banking products and solutions to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises in Uganda through its subsidiary company, Equity Bank Uganda Ltd (EBUL). Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts and fixed deposit accounts to social institutional accounts, credit products, treasury, trade finance and bank guarantee services. EBUL offers solutions for Internet banking, money transfers, merchant acquiring, point of sale and mobile banking services. Equity Bank Uganda Limited was formerly known as Uganda Microfinance Limited and changed its name to Equity Bank Uganda Ltd in 2008 when the microfinance institution was purchased by Equity Bank Limited. The financial conglomerate operates in six countries in the African Great Lakes Region, including subsidiary banks in Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Church of England pupils pen prayers for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

first_img Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Church of England] Prayers composed by young children at an inner city Church of England primary school are being used up and down the country as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.Pupils at St Matthew’s CofE Primary, Westminster were asked to create prayers to mark the Diamond Jubilee as part of the Church School’s family contribution to this weekend’s celebrations.The resources are available online here but have also been circulated around the Church of England’s 4,800 primary schools, more than 200 secondaries and many churches.Headteacher Emily Norman said; ‘Our children, who come from a wealth of religious and ethnic backgrounds, relished the opportunity to write prayers in honour of the Queen. They were all able to choose qualities they admire in the Queen and give thanks for who she is. Celebration and thankfulness are very important values to us here at St Matthew’s. I am very proud of what they have produced and how these prayers are now able to be used by others throughout the country.’Mary Hawes the CofE’s National Children’s Adviser said: “The Diamond Jubilee prayers of the children from St Matthew’s have caught people’s imagination. They are being used in schools and churches across the country – and beyond!  I have received a lot feedback about the prayer by a little girl called Miracle (below) – it seems to really go to the heart of the celebrations.”Dear Almighty God and giver of life.We thank you for blessing our Queen with long life.We pray that you continue to strengthen her as only you are able to doso that she may continue to reign with love and compassion.We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.Amen.More Diamond Jubilee information from the CofE here. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Posted May 29, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Church of England pupils pen prayers for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

In 1918 church registers, traces of another pandemic emerge

first_img Submit an Event Listing By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 5, 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Press Release Service Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group COVID-19, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Health & Healthcare Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In 1918 church registers, traces of another pandemic emerge Records from the devastating flu pandemic hint at now-lost stories Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Montclair, New Jersey, had 14 burials from early October 1918 through the end of the year, with half of those occurring in October, six between Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 alone. Photo: John Mennell/St. Luke’s Episcopal Church[Episcopal News Service] As the coronavirus began its spread in the United States in the spring, Episcopal clergy and parish historians began searching weekly service registers and records of baptisms, marriages and burials for clues about the 1918 flu pandemic’s impact on their congregations and parallels with COVID-19.In some places, records showed an uptick in burials – one after another for days. Some show notations of canceled worship services, and many people have found inklings of stories about which they wish they knew more.The 1918-19 influenza, caused by an avian H1N1 virus, came in three waves. At least 50 million people died worldwide, including approximately 675,000 in the United States. The three-month period from September to November 1918 saw the height of the second wave; an estimated 195,000 Americans died that October alone.In the current pandemic, more than 157,000 people have died and more than 4.6 million have been infected with the coronavirus in the U.S. as of Aug. 5. Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 18.5 million and more than 701,000 people have died.In mid-March of this year, as the Diocese of Newark began gradually shutting down in-person worship, the Rev. John Mennell, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Montclair, New Jersey, pulled out the 1918 service register.“It doesn’t look like things slowed down dramatically,” he told Episcopal News Service.Mennell found that while Sunday services were canceled on Oct. 13 and 20, weddings took place on Oct. 12 and 17, the latter with 60 people present. When services resumed on Oct. 27, 414 came for Morning Prayer. Another 19 attended an early morning Communion service, and 58 gathered for Evening Prayer. The Nov. 1 celebration of All Saints’ Day fell on a Friday that year and 125 came for Holy Communion. Two days later, 438 came for the Communion service on the first Sunday of the month.Five children were baptized during the height of the pandemic’s second wave: two in late September and three in mid-November. And then there were the burials. “It’s pretty steady,” Mennell said. The register shows 14 burials from Oct. 8 through the end of the year, with half of those occurring in October, six between Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 alone.“While services may have been shut down for a couple of weeks, it doesn’t look like much else was down,” he said. A century later, St. Luke’s has taken a different approach to Sunday services and has not held in-person worship since mid-March.Jamie Green, parish historian for Christ Church in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, consulted yet another source of information about the life and times of the 318-year-old congregation. Reading the vestry minutes from 1917 to 1920, he found no mention of the pandemic “or the war, for that matter,” he said. “Then again, the record of those meetings is pretty thin.”Green also searched the pages of the Red Bank Register, then the local newspaper. An article from Oct. 9 reported the local health board’s closure of “all motion picture places, churches, schools, dance halls, pool rooms, lodge rooms, saloons, soda fountains and other places where numbers of people congregate.” The article noted that people who died of influenza or pneumonia could not have “public funerals.”The Oct. 16 issue of the Register featured a short story about John Lang, the church’s sexton. Due to the church building’s closure, Lang was supposed to have Sunday, Oct. 13, off, his first in 28 years as sexton. “He was eating breakfast Sunday morning when a party called at his home and said a grave was wanted in one of the church yards and that the work would have to be done immediately,” the article said.In all, 10 people were buried from Christ Church in 1917 and seven in 1918, Green found.As the coronavirus continues to spread quickly in the South, Midwest and West, states that recorded high infection rates and deaths early on in the pandemic – such as New York, Connecticut and New Jersey – have slowly begun to reopen. Christ Church, with permission from the Diocese of New Jersey, resumed in-person worship July 5 after almost four months.In Montana, where as of Aug. 2 cases have increased by 10% from the average two weeks earlier, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Missoula has decided not to resume in-person worship until at least September.The Rev. Terri Ann Grotzinger, rector of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Missoula, Montana, preaches an Easter sermon near the graves of parishioners who died in the 1918-19 influenza epidemic. Photo: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church video screenshotThe Rev. Terri Ann Grotzinger, rector of Holy Spirit, went to the church’s records to see what happened during the 1918-19 pandemic in the then-36-year-old congregation. The city’s infection rate between October 1918 and March 1919 reached about 25%. An estimated 5,000 Montanans, or about 1% of the population at the time, died.The October deaths listed in the church’s records begin with a famous Montanan, Granville Stuart. Described as a pioneer, gold prospector, businessman, civic leader, vigilante, author, cattleman and diplomat, Stuart died at his Missoula home on Oct. 2. Heart failure is the cause of death listed in the burial register, but Stuart was known to have suffered from tough bouts of influenza and other respiratory illnesses. He was 84.The next entry in Holy Spirit’s burial register is Marjorie Mary Hogue, 9, who died on Oct. 16. “Spanish Influenza” is listed as the cause. She was buried two days later near Hope Avenue in the Missoula City Cemetery.Incidentally, it was called the Spanish flu, not because it originated in the Iberian peninsula, but because Spain remained neutral during World War I and, unlike other nations engaged in war, did not suppress the story.Two other parish members are buried nearby. Sidney Dunbar, a 19-year-old from Potomac, Montana, and the first flu fatality from the Student Army Training Corps on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, died Oct. 18. Anna Pabst Agethen, 70, died two days later of “heart trouble,” according to the register.Grotzinger preached her Easter sermon in the cemetery near the graves of Hogue, Dunbar and Agethen. The Easter story is about hope, she said, so preaching near the graves of Holy Spirit members buried along a street called Hope seemed fitting. Grotzinger’s sermon was part of a Liturgy of the Word service recorded in various places around Missoula.Twenty Holy Spirit members died between Oct. 2 and Dec. 28, nearly all of them from influenza and related causes such as pneumonia. Most were in their teens, 20s and 30s. In addition to 9-year-old Hogue, another girl the same age, Harriet Louise Oates, died on Christmas. The register lists similar deaths into 1919, but in all, just 11 deaths are listed for the entire year.Grotzinger also found an entry in the parish’s baptismal register for Sept. 19, 1918, that lists the baptisms of two girls whose mother was “too weak to come to church.” Martha had been born two days earlier and Margaret was nearly 18 months old. While the mother might have been too weak because of her labor, Grotzinger said she found no other reference to a mother’s health and only one other instance of baptisms conducted in a family’s home, when a 5-day-old girl and her 1-year-old sister were baptized at home on Dec. 17.During a recent sermon, the Rev. Tracie Middleton, a deacon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas, uses the Plexiglas pulpit shield as a see-through bulletin board on which she taped pieces of paper to illustrate how Matthew’s Gospel is a remix of other material. Trinity’s rector, the Rev. Robert Pace, who has recovered from COVID-19, looks on. Photo: Trinity Episcopal Church video screenshotIn Fort Worth, Texas, Jane Gillett, the office and events coordinator for Trinity Episcopal Church, found something that many register explorers have encountered: The records are often incomplete. There are 14 deaths listed on Trinity’s 1918 register. None list influenza as the cause of death, but the virus raged through the area that fall.In September 1918, Dr. A.W. Carnes, a health officer, said that the “general health situation in Dallas is good.” A month later, 1,200 people in that city and neighboring Fort Worth were dead, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.Trinity’s only burial entry that does list influenza comes on July 10, 1919, about the time that the third and final wave of the pandemic was subsiding: Archie Edward Parnum, who was born July 17, 1917, and had been baptized on Oct. 7 of that year; he was just shy of his second birthday.Gillett, who has been using the closure of Trinity’s buildings to update the parish’s membership records and registers, found 22 blank lines in the burial register after an April 29, 1919, entry. She wonders if there had been mass burials or if the person responsible for maintaining the register was sick or caring for family members.Trinity had a firsthand experience of the current pandemic when its rector, the Rev. Robert Pace, started feeling sick the day after Ash Wednesday. He was hospitalized and has since recovered. He and a small altar party have been broadcasting services from the sanctuary via Facebook Live and YouTube.“We’ve been doing some old things and some new things,” the Rev. Tracie Middleton, Trinity’s deacon, said during her sermon from a Plexiglas-shielded pulpit on July 26. “We’ve been remixing church.”To make her point, as Middleton preached, Associate Rector the Rev. Amy Haynie and parishioner Luanne Bruton posted comments, questions and links in the Facebook comments section. Middleton also used the barrier as a see-through bulletin board on which she taped pieces of paper to illustrate how Matthew’s Gospel is a remix of other material.The parish’s Regathering Task Force recently announced that nearly 65% of the 137 people who responded to a congregational survey said they or a member of their household are at high risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19. Slightly more than 26% said they plan to wait until a vaccine is widely available before they return to in-person worship. Trinity has not made a decision about when its members will gather once more in person for worship.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg retired in July 2019 as senior editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service.last_img read more

Five books to give for Christmas presents

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I’ll Take You There – Wally LambI’ll Take You There centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he’s confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood’s silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit—and in some cases relive—scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema’s big screen.Moonglow – Michael ChabonMoonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather.” It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact—and the creative power—of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator’s grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination.The Woman in Cabin 10 –Ruth WareIn this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants – Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, suffer from a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or endure any number of other apparent setbacks.Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy – Donald MillerFrom the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Please enter your name here TAGSBooks Previous articleOn this day: Shakespeare in loveNext articleTraffic Alert: Road Closure Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Great gifts can still be found in a bookstoreIsn’t it great to shop for Christmas gifts in a bookstore? Here are five great choices for your friends and family… or maybe one for yourself. Sometimes the holidays can be a great time to read a book. Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

So, you want to be a runner. Now what?

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! It’s a new year and you are psyched to become the runner that you’ve always dreamed of being. You’ve unwrapped your shiny new pair of kicks and are ready to pound the pavement- or are you?Sheila Klausner, a Senior Physical Therapist at the Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation program, offers her tips for safely becoming the best runner that you can be.Focus on Your TrainingIf you take care of your training it will take care of you. Even if you’re not training for a specific race, you still must condition your body to carry out the demands of running.Running is a high-impact exercise that involves many muscle groups, joints, tendons and ligaments in your body. It’s a good idea to get a conditioning plan from a physical therapist so you can properly meet this demand. “Runners often spend so much energy on mileage and forget about strength training as well,” says Klausner.Klausner further explains that runners should do exercises that force movement in several planes of motion. This strengthens muscles important for running in the frontal plane, like the hip abductor and rotator muscles. “The deep hip muscles must be able to stabilize leg bones as they start pounding the ground,” she adds.A runner’s core and upper body strength are also important. During a run, your upper back and shoulder girdle sustain your head and shoulders, and your arms are constantly swinging alongside you. Running impacts your entire body, so your training should too.Find the Perfect FitRunning shoes are not one size fits all. Your perfect shoe can be difficult to pinpoint without help from an expert. If you have high arches or are prone to conditions like plantar fasciitis, you will need shoes that compensate for this.“The right running shoe will help support and balance your body to prevent injuries,” says Klausner. She often evaluates a runner’s biomechanics and gives her recommendations for how a shoe could best support a runner’s physical therapy goals. Then, local patients can take her recommendations to Track Shack, where their experts can find the right fit.Klausner also suggests looking at your shoe’s tread to decide if the shoes need to be replaced.  “If you start to see too much wear on one area of the shoe, it might be an indication that you are putting too much force in that area, and that you also need new running shoes,” she adds. For people who run often, three to four months is a shoe’s average lifespan. Your tread will also be affected by the surface on which you’re running. For example, trail running requires a different tread compared to that which would be best for track or pavement running.Prevent Injuries“Runners often come for physical therapy when they have knee pain, which is frequently caused by IT band syndrome,” explains Klausner. The IT band runs back and forth over the femur (thigh bone), and it attaches to a muscle at the top of the hip, which needs to be strong in different planes of motion. If that muscle is weak, runners might start to feel pain.Woman stretching her leg.Through a series of assessments, Klausner says that she can determine if this muscle – or others – are weak and would make a runner susceptible to different injuries. Her assessments test range of motion, strength, dynamic function, and common movement patterns. Then, she can target where to focus strength and flexibility training to correct imbalances.Klausner adds that after about one- to two-months of consistent training exercises, muscles start to adapt and patients begin to feel a difference in their running performance. In addition to strengthening weak zones, she recommends stretching after you are warm to increase flexibility.All that said, a shiny new pair of running shoes will only take you so far before you’re running – or limping – back home. Learn how to train your body so it will take care of you as you become the runner of your dreams. “Running can be a truly fulfilling activity for mind, body and spirit- just be sure to get off on the right foot with proper training, gear and your utmost safety in mind,” Klausner concludes.For more information about Florida Hospital’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation program, visit www.FHSportsMed.com or call (407) 303-8080. TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaRunning Previous articleFirst Responders face-off at “Guns n’ Hoses”Next article5 simple tips to travel like an expert Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From Florida Hospital – Apopka Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Edinburgh Prop WP Nel scores great 40m try against Leinster

first_imgWednesday Jan 9, 2013 Edinburgh Prop WP Nel scores great 40m try against Leinster Leinster beat Edinburgh 31-16 in their RaboDirect PRO12 match at Murrayfield on Friday night, but it was a consolation try from South African front rower WP Nel that will live long in the memory.The former Cheetahs tighthead prop showed a fantastic turn of pace as he glided through the Leinster defence to give the home supporters something to cheer about. His dummy and acceleration from 40 metres resulted in one of the best prop tries ever seen in the Scottish capital. We have archived many great prop tries over the years – view them in the related posts below. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Charity Trends lists UK’s most popular charities

first_imgInternational aid remains the most popular type of charity to attract public support. With three international charities in the top 10, voluntary income rose to £486 million between 2000 and 2002. This was closely followed by cancer-related causes at £442 million, a real terms growth of 11% between 2000 and 2002. For the first time in five years, children’s charities have beaten animal charities to take third place in the top ten causes, with £255 million compared to £244 million.Although featuring lower in the overall fundraising stakes, charities dealing with both deafness and HIV/AIDS put in strong performances, increasing their voluntary income by 44% and 25% respectively over the two years between 2000 and 2002.The top 500 fundraising charities research forms part of ‘Charity Trends’ (formerly ‘Dimensions of the Voluntary Sector’) 24th edition, the most comprehensive analysis of the resources and expenditure of the UK’s voluntary sector. Published later this month, Charity Trends is available at the pre-publication price of £129.00 for the book or £179.00 for the CD Rom. Copies can be ordered from CaritasData. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Charity Trends lists UK’s most popular charities British Heart Foundation£104£114 Oxfam£122£189 The top ten fundraising charities in 2002 were:  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Cancer Research UK£239£263 British Red Cross£71£158 Royal National Lifeboat Institution£107£121 ‘Charity Trends 2003’ reveals that the UK’s largest charity is Cancer Research UK: at £239 million, the charity has a voluntary income nearly twice the size of the next largest, Oxfam.The research behind ‘Charity Trends’, due for publication later this month, provides detailed analysis of the income and expenditure of the UK’s top 500 fundraising charities together with the latest individual giving figures. “When Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund merged last year, they set a precedent for the rest of the sector – creating a type of ‘super charity’,” said Cathy Pharoah, Director of Research at CAF. “If more organisations believe that they could be more effective by merging, we could see increasing numbers of ‘super charities’ and that will change the face of the sector forever.” Advertisement Salvation Army£88£99 NSPCC£74£91 RSPCA£60 Macmillan Cancer Relief£63£69 The National Trust£118£201 CharityVoluntary income £mTotal income £m Howard Lake | 18 June 2003 | News £69 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.last_img read more

Power cuts and phone lines down as high winds hit Donegal again

first_img By News Highland – December 20, 2013 Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Previous articleDerry City to start 2014 Premier Division away to Shamrock RoversNext articleJudge asked to consider impact of Town Council abolition on gaming arcades News Highland Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows   Electricity and phone services are disrupted once again in Donegal with strong and sometimes gale force winds crossing the region.Eircom says crews are working to repair almost six thousand faults to phone and broadband services  – caused by the severe weather – Donegal is amongst the counties worst affected.In Kilcar, 244 customers are without power this afternoon – The ESB says it doesn’t yet know when service will be restored – a further 14 are without power in Creeslough, the problem should be cleared by 8pm.Flooding is likely in coastal areas and motorists are urged to drive with extreme caution.David Rodgers of Met Eireann says winds will ease overnight  but says more stormy weather can be expected over the next week:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/david1WEATHER.mp3[/podcast] Power cuts and phone lines down as high winds hit Donegal againlast_img read more

Illinois man smashed in head with bowling ball fighting for his life, suspect still on the run

first_imgvmargineanu/iStock(CICERO, Ill.) —  A 28-year-old Illinois man is in critical condition and fighting for his life after he was struck in the head with a bowling ball during an altercation at a bowling alley last week in an attack that immediately went viral on the internet.According to Chicago ABC affiliate WLS-TV, Diamante Williams was at the Town Hall Bowl in Cicero, Illinois on Wednesday night when a fight broke out during a promotional event at the bowling alley.In the footage posted to Facebook on September 6 by Darnell Collins, security guards were trying to stop the brawl between a group of people when a man can be seen raising a bowling ball into the air and then smashing it down on Williams’ head.People can then be heard screaming and shouting before running away from the scene of the crime.“It is horrific,” said Tamekio, Williams, Diamante’s mother. “I just couldn’t believe somebody could be that inhumane to do that to another human being.”The Cicero Police Department released a CCTV image of the suspect they are trying to identify who as the man allegedly involved in the horrific attack.The Cicero Police Department is attempting to identify the below listed subject. If you have any information, please contact the Detective Division. pic.twitter.com/yWmU4GLAGb— Cicero Police Dept (@TOCPolice) September 5, 2019“The above individual was involved in an altercation which resulted in above individual throwing a bowling ball at victim’s head, causing severe injury,” said the statement on Twitter by the Cicero Police Department on September 5.The suspect then drove off in a 2018 Range Rover with a Wisconsin license plate that has the tag AFS-3400.“It went viral on Facebook and it is heart-breaking to see a loved one in that capacity and no one helped,” said Valencia Williams, a cousin of Diamante Williams. “All the people who were around immediately took out their phones and recorded it.”Tamekio Williams told WLS-TV that her son was out of a medically-induced coma as of Friday afternoon but still remains in critical condition from the injuries he suffered in the attack.“He is slowly progressing, good vital signs, but we have a long way to go,” she said.The Cicero Police Department are asking the public to come forward with any information they may have on the case.“Snitch [on the suspect],” Tamekio Williams said. “Justice for Tate. Justice for Tate. If this was your family member, wouldn’t you want something good to happen for them?”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more