Mission to Seafarers expands with new center in Myanmar

first_imgMission to Seafarers expands with new center in Myanmar Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Mission to Seafarers new mission centre in Yangon was dedicated last weekend during a service in Holy Trinity Cathedral. Photo: Mission for Seafarers[Anglican Communion News Service] The city of Yangon in Myanmar is home to the Mission to Seafarers’ newest port facility. The Anglican mission agency’s newest mission centre was dedicated on Feb. 28 during a service at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon).The new facility is located close to the Department of Marine Administration in Yangon, which will enable Myanmar’s seafarers to access it easily.A second Mission to Seafarers (MtS) drop-in facility is planned for Hutchinson Ports’ Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa (MITT). MtS hope that this facility, serving the deep water port 16 miles south of Yangon, will open later on this year.A former deck cadet who now holds a master mariner’s licence, George Ko Ko Gyi, will head up the MtS Yangon Mission; assisted by Mya Min Tun. They will arrange a ship-visiting programme, administer the main centre and provide day to day support and advice for seafarers and their families.“I am delighted to see the opening of The Mission to Seafarers in Yangon Myanmar which has come after a year of careful planning, research and negotiations with the local church, the port authority and our Mission Committee here in Hong Kong,” the chairman of the Mission to Seafarers Hong Kong, Anthony Nightingale, said.“Funds raised by the Mission to Seafarers in Hong Kong for this purpose amounting to $30,000 [USD, approximately £21,620 GBP] were provided along with strategic support to the project after the MtS Global Review of Ports project identified a strong need for seafarers to have access to support and care in this port.“I wish to thank our Regional Director for East Asia the Revd Canon Stephen Miller who led the delivery team and worked within a highly complex political and legal landscape to bring our vital maritime welfare work for seafarers to Myanmar’s most important port. Yangon accounts for over 90 per cent of all imports and exports to the country and it has expanded capacity from around 1m tons to 3m tons since 1996.“Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is only just expanding its trade and international relations after many years of closed borders and civil war. This ground-breaking project is inspired by the new energy and dynamism which has grown in the country in recent years and I wish the new team there every success.”The new co-ordinator of MtS in Yangon, George Ko Ko Gyi, said: “Yangon is one of the main seaports in Myanmar and also a key city for supplying labour to the shipping industry worldwide. We will provide vital welfare support and pastoral care to all seafarers and their families, in partnership with the local church and port authorities.”The MtS secretary general, the Revd Andrew Wright, commented: “The Mission is committed to the support of seafarers and their families. In the last year we have underlined that ‘family’ element of our work with projects in the Philippines, in Ukraine and now in Myanmar.“Further developments are expected in other areas during 2016. As secretary general I am absolutely delighted with the rapid progress that has been made and at the clear evidence that these projects are proving a major benefit to seafarers’ families. Such projects enable us to ensure joined-up work – family issues raised with our support teams in ports and on-board ship are able to be followed up locally, as well as many families being able to approach us directly.“The launch of the project in Myanmar is a further significant milestone and I applaud all who have been involved. Many seafarers come from Myanmar and they will be delighted to know that a new kind of support is available to their loved ones at home. The Mission to Seafarers is committed to developing new work in Myanmar, not just with families, but also through the provision of an in-port welfare service to seafarers. I look forward to keeping in close touch as this project goes forward.” Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. read more

Historic meeting of Clare County Council in University of Limerick

first_imgFacebook Twitter Email WhatsApp 11THE University of Limerick hosted a historic gathering of Clare County Council members last week.For the first time ever, 28 elected councillors from the Banner County conducted their business for on the UL campus, the Clare side, in the Irish World Academy, for a meeting which also marked independent councillor James Breen’s last official meeting as Cathaoirleach.“The University of Limerick is hugely important for County Clare and the wider region,” said Cllr Breen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are very proud to have such a quality educational institution on our doorstep. UL has helped to develop a highly skilled graduates’ base which has been a major contributory factor to the region’s growing status as an attractive investment location.”Addressing elected members and Council officials ahead of the meeting, President of UL Professor Don Barry said, “It is a coming of age for our Clare campus and it is an affirmation by you, as representatives of the people of Clare, of what we have done here since 2003.”Prof Barry continued, “In a very significant way your presence marks the realisation of the vision held dear by this University — since its foundation just over 40 years ago — that one day this institution would claim its place at the centre of this proud region, very much of Clare and of Limerick, embracing all the traditions and cultures of both counties.”by Alan [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Previous articleO’Dea warns of pensions bombshellNext articleLimerick digs its heels in on the Wild Atlantic Way Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img TAGSClare County CouncillimerickUniversity of Limerick Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsHistoric meeting of Clare County Council in University of LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 26, 2016 598 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

Cougars Drop WCC Tourney Opener

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTOCKTON, Calif. – No. 1 seed BYU baseball couldn’t solve the West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year, falling 4-1 to No. 4 LMU in the Cougars’ first game of the WCC Tournament on Thursday at Banner Island Ballpark.With the loss, the Cougars will play the loser of the Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s game at noon PT on Friday, May 24, in an elimination game. Should BYU win that game, they will play again on Friday at 7:30 p.m. PT.Game SummaryMitch McIntyre hit two doubles for the CougarsBYU scored one run in the bottom of the ninthBYU has yet to win its first game of the tournament in five triesPlayer HighlightsMitch McIntyre: 2-4, 2 2B, RBIAustin Deming: 1-4, 2B; 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 KSenior pitcher Jordan Wood pitched three sterling innings to start the ballgame before a hit batter and a home run by LMU (30-23) put BYU (36-16) behind, 2-0.A double by freshman Austin Deming was the only hit through five innings for the Cougars against Lions pitcher Codie Paiva, voted the pitcher of the year by the conference’s coaches earlier this week. Paiva struck out a career-high 11 Cougars with one walk on the day.BYU got a lead-off single by Danny Gelalich in the sixth and a double with one out in the seventh by Mitch McIntyre but couldn’t score. The Lions tacked on two runs in the top of the seventh on a pair of RBI-singles for some insurance to go up 4-0.The Cougars scored a run in the bottom of the ninth on McIntyre’s second double of the day, but the lone run was all BYU could manage. Robert Lovell May 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Cougars Drop WCC Tourney Opener Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Loyola Marymount Lions/WCC Tournament Written bylast_img

#Donkomi: Yaw Yeboah joins Celta Vigo on loan

first_imgGhanaian winger, Yaw Yeboah, has joined Spanish Primera Liga side, Celta Vigo, on loan from Numancia for the 2019/ 2020 league season.The move was announced by Celta Vigo on Tuesday on their official website and Twitter handle.Yeboah joined Numancia in 2018 on a three-year deal from Manchester City and he featured 34 times for the club scoring two goals in the process.It is expected that Yeboah’s move to Celta Vigo will help his development  and should he impress at Celta Vigo, there is an option for them to purchase him outright.Yeboah was part of Ghana’s provisional 29-man team for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt but he failed to make the final 23 chosen for the competition.last_img