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Lee McGee, Bishop George W. Barrett, the Rev. Alison Palmer, the Rev. Diane Tickell, and the Rev. Betty Rosenberg. Photo: Carolyn Aniba/Diocesan Press Service via the Archives of The Episcopal Church[Episcopal News Service] In 2001, when the Church Pension Group first started publishing differences in average compensation between male and female full-time Episcopal clergy, men earned 18% more than women. Five years later, CPG, the financial services corporation that also tracks clergy demographics, reported that the clergy gender pay gap had only narrowed by half a percentage point, to 17.5%.“Hence the progress towards compensation equity is slow,” the 2006 report concluded.Nearly 20 years after CPG published its first report, the gender pay gap has inched closer to parity. The median compensation for male clergy is now 13.5% higher than it is for female clergy, according to the most recent report.The primary factor in the lingering clergy gender pay gap is the imbalance of women in higher-paying senior positions, according to the data and the observations of diocesan leaders who say it’s one of the areas they’re targeting as they work to close the gap.“If you look at it from a simple mathematical standpoint,” the Rev. Mary Brennan Thorpe, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Virginia, told Episcopal News Service, “the biggest lifter of average compensation, the fastest way to get there, would be for female clergy to be called to large churches, to be rectors of large churches which compensate more highly. And yet, there’s still some resistance on the part of some parishes.”The 2019 report covers 5,344 clergy members, 4,677 of them in full-time positions, in the domestic dioceses (those within the 50 states and the District of Columbia). The report separately covers 248 clergy members in United States territories and other countries. The current makeup of domestic clergy is 60% men, 40% women. The vast majority are priests; 1% of male clergy are deacons, while 4% of women are. Bishops’ salaries were not reported.While previous annual reports broke down compensation by gender and province, the 2019 report also breaks it down by gender and diocese (for domestic dioceses).The 2019 median compensation for all domestic clergy was $76,734; for men, it was $80,994, while for women it was $70,772.Like the clergy pay gap, the gender pay gap among all American workers has narrowed over time, but it persists. In 2019, the median pay for women working full time in the United States was 18.5% less than it was for male workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Sexism remains a major factor and often manifests in unconscious or implicit bias that favors men over women in hiring and compensation levels. Women also occupy fewer high-paying positions than men in most industries, further widening the gender pay gap.“The wage gap, which exists in our larger culture and in our church, points, to me, to a place of real brokenness in how we value the work of women,” said the Rev. Elizabeth Easton, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Nebraska.The Episcopal Church has identified closing the clergy gender pay gap as a priority and has devoted resources to that end for over a decade. In 2009, the church, Executive Council and the Church Pension Fund commissioned “Called to Serve,” an extensive report on the differences in compensation and vocational well-being between male and female clergy. In 2018, General Convention passed a resolution that removed references to gender and current compensation from clergy files in The Episcopal Church’s Office of Transition Ministry – which facilitates clergy searches and calls – as a way to ameliorate discrimination in the first phase of search processes, when parishes are just beginning to browse for a priest with the right qualifications. Another resolution passed that same year, D016, established a task force to examine sexism in the church, including its effect on clergy compensation.From the reportSince 2000, median compensation (which includes salary, housing and employer retirement contributions) for clergy has steadily increased, though it has remained flat when adjusted for inflation. While previous reports included breakdowns of full- and part-time clergy, the 2019 report does not make those distinctions because the definitions of full- and part-time work vary significantly by region, Curt Ritter, senior vice president and head of corporate communications at CPG, told ENS.Building on churchwide studies and legislation, some dioceses have initiated local efforts to close the gender pay gap, including identifying points in the search and hiring process that are vulnerable to discrepancies and establishing clarity, transparency and consistency – and then following up with congregations to ensure female clergy are paid the same as their male counterparts.“I think these things are making a difference in our church, and we’re seeing it. … It’s just agonizingly slow,” said Georgia Bishop Frank Logue, one of three diocesan leaders interviewed for this story.Another reason the clergy gender pay gap persists rests with women themselves and the positions they apply for. Women tend to underestimate their own abilities and qualifications, compared to men, Thorpe has observed.“There’s a sense, I think, among some female clergy, and this is something that’s pretty well documented in the literature, that women will assume that they don’t have the gifts to do the job, so they don’t apply for those kinds of [higher-paid] positions,” Thorpe told ENS. “And men will apply for them even if they know they don’t have the skill set. And those of us who work as women clergy and with women clergy are continually encouraging people, ‘Stretch beyond what you think you can do because you probably have the gifts. They just are not as patently obvious to you as they really are.’”The makeup of parish vestries and search committees that make hiring decisions can also introduce bias. Although women have served as Episcopal priests since 1974, many people who serve on vestries and search committees grew up in a time when female priests were rare.“What we see often is that the folks at the parish level who have the greatest influence on compensation level and on who gets selected for what kind of position tend to be, shall we say, the more senior members, who have a particular cultural and historical angle of view,” Thorpe said.It’s a phenomenon dating back almost a half-century that Logue has noticed as well.Interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination“I do believe that probably all churches, but certainly The Episcopal Church, has an ingrained model of what a priest looks like, and that model is male,” he said, adding that dioceses should make sure search committees are seeking out and interviewing female candidates. While no search committee would explicitly seek a male rector, some members’ implicit bias may limit whom they call for an interview. One way to address this is to have a gender-blind application, in which the committee initially reviews applications without knowing the gender of the applicant.“If a church is not considering women candidates, they are missing out on what God may be trying to do in our midst,” Logue said.Male clergy are more likely than female clergy to serve larger, wealthier congregations and hold higher positions to begin with. Parishes with annual operating revenues of over $350,000 are served by 1,329 men but only 780 women. Even when comparing clergy who work in similar roles or comparably sized congregations, or who have the same amount of experience, men still earn more across the board, according to the 2019 CPG report.Data for clergy who do not identify as male or female was not reported, although CPG is collecting more detailed demographic data from clergy – including race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation – to include in future reports. The voluntary campaign, part of the Becoming Beloved Community initiative on racial equality and justice, could reveal whether similar pay gaps – including disparities in deployment and stipendiary status – exist along other demographic lines.Those larger parishes tend to have less turnover in senior positions, which means fewer opportunities for women to advance, Logue said. And since there are relatively few of them – 4% of Episcopal churches have an average Sunday attendance of 300 or more – that influences the overall trend.“When you get up to a $750,000 or $1 million [parish] budget, all the priests who are serving as rectors [in the Diocese of Georgia] are men, still, largely because of longevity,” he said. “We have churches that I think would call a female priest, no problem … but we just haven’t had a call there yet. That’s the agonizingly slow part that can’t be changed by policy alone. And it’s frustrating.”And while men who have advanced over long careers to senior positions in large churches have markedly high compensation packages, women often encounter a glass ceiling as their careers progress, said Easton, the canon to the ordinary in Nebraska.“For entry-level positions like curacy and first-time associate positions where you set the experience meter down lower, people are more likely to set a [salary] and stick to it. It’s over time in our ministries that the experience of men and women is valued differently,” she told ENS.One factor is the “motherhood wage penalty.” As shown in studies cited by the “Called to Serve” report, women who are working while raising children are paid less than childless women, while men raising children earn more than childless men.“Research demonstrates that this is at least partly due to discrimination against mothers among employers,” the report states. “Studies demonstrate that this is because the birth of a child creates a more unequal gender division of labor, freeing up fathers to spend more time at work, as well as cultural expectations regarding masculinity and breadwinning that cause employers to prefer fathers to men without children.”One way to address this, Easton said, is having solid parental leave policies guaranteed from the outset. That way, women are less likely to feel they have to choose between having children and taking a job.“If you’re in the Church Pension Fund, you have a great parental leave benefit, and I would like to see every parish just have that automatically incorporated into every letter of agreement,” she said. “And that’s one way that you can preserve full-time employment [for women] in a way that you might not be able to do otherwise.”Easton also identified salary negotiation as a crucial point in addressing the pay gap.“We’ve learned through studies in the secular world that compensation negotiation is a lot of where this wage gap comes from. And that negotiation is just a bias minefield. How we negotiate as women, and also how our negotiation is interpreted by people – it’s sort of a lose-lose situation.”Her solution: a diocesan policy that sets a compensation package for every position as soon as the position is posted. By setting that standard from the beginning, “we tend to have more equitable compensation across our diocese for a full-time position,” Easton said.Using specific, objective figures – “the language of commerce” – with search committees helps ground them in determining appropriate compensation ranges, Thorpe, the canon to the ordinary in Virginia, added.It’s important “to give search committees clarity about, if you will, what the marketplace is right now,” she said. “That for a position for a church in this diocese, with this Sunday attendance, this revenue level, this is what people are getting paid for those positions.”While the hiring process is determined more at the parish level, proactive diocesan policies can push churches toward equitable pay. When he was canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Georgia, Logue made closing the gap a priority, along with then-Bishop Scott Benhase. The diocese started by updating the outdated minimum compensation for full-time priests, replacing it with a system that increased compensation with congregational size and years of experience. It later specified how to apply these minimums to clergy who worked part time.The diocese also began publishing an annual survey of compensation for priests, listing them not by name but by congregational size and budget and years of experience. Logue then identified priests who were paid much less than their peers and either worked with their vestries to establish a plan for more appropriate pay or helped the priests move to a parish that could pay them appropriately. Within four years, the median pay for male priests increased 8%, while the median pay for female priests increased 20%, adjusted for inflation, according to Logue.“You just really have to go on and address the outliers, and we found it was helpful to congregations, and we still do it every year,” Logue told ENS. “We were able to, by force of policy, make some changes so that if you’re at the same size church, similar budget, similar Sunday attendance, that you’ll be paid the same.”Other dioceses, like California, have followed this lead, publishing annual reports of all clergy salaries – including details on the kind of work they do and the kind of churches they serve, but not names or genders. The Diocese of Los Angeles has also been a leader in establishing consistency in clergy salaries, gathering information about compensation packages from its parishes as a result of a 2006 diocesan convention resolution and Suffragan Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce’s push for transparency in church budgeting.There are cultural factors that can help, too, like having a female bishop or more diverse search committees.In Virginia, “we’re blessed with a woman [Bishop Suffragan Susan Goff] who is our ecclesiastical authority,” said Thorpe, “and an assistant bishop [the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson] who is a woman. That model of leadership, of strong and clear and graceful leadership, it has an effect on folks. And as vestries and search committees have more diverse and, frankly, younger people in leadership, and having more women in those groups, it does make a difference.”Even so, Thorpe said, seeing the effects of those changes takes time – and a lot of patience.“It’s improving slightly, but we are a large battleship, so moving the ship takes a little time. We are seeing more willingness and actually enthusiasm about female candidates for positions in larger churches, and that’s a lovely thing,” she told ENS.“It seems like in 2021, we shouldn’t have to be fighting this battle. But we still have to be fighting this battle.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

Dan Carter converts final kick of Test career with his wrong foot

first_imgFriday Nov 6, 2015 Dan Carter converts final kick of Test career with his wrong foot Dan Carter has kicked his final kick in Test rugby, and it was with the wrong foot. The leading points scorer in the history of the game bid farewell to international rugby with another stunning performance in the World Cup Final, ending his career on a high. And in case you missed it amidst the euphoria of the back-to-back Rugby World Cup title celebrations, left-footed Carter slotted the final conversion with a sneaky right-footed kick.Was it ever in doubt? This is Dan Carter. It sailed through, capping off another fine performance.Carter ends his career as the leading points scorer in Test rugby, with 1598 points to his name. Jonny Wilkinson is second with 1246.While this is technically his second Rugby World Cup win, in 2011 he got injured so never took part in the final.He has said that it played on his mind, so he was as determined as ever to overcome the challenges he has faced in the last four years.At this year’s tournament he looked back to his very best, taking the ball to the line, making some audacious passes, and looking as calm and composed as ever in all facets of the game.And the, the drop goals. He sunk South Africa in the semifinal, out of the blue, then in the Final from about 40m out he did it again. A snap-drop, barely in the pocket, taking the opposition by surprise but still managing to get a quality connection and maintain accuracy.Carter was named Man of the Match in the final, and on Sunday night named World Rugby Player of the Year for 2015. It’s the third time he’s received that prestigious award.Once the Rugby World Cup celebrations are over in New Zealand, Carter, now 33-years-old, will move to France to take up his place at Racing Metro.Below is a quick look at that right-footed conversion. Unfortunately it happened so quickly so we never got any commentary reaction or proper replays. It was a brilliant way to end things though, and while with anyone else we might think it was cocky, knowing the character of Carter it was exectued with the same class he has shown throughout his career, both on and off the field.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

National Ag Leaders Celebrate Agriculture Day

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News National Ag Leaders Celebrate Agriculture Day Chuck Conner, president and CEO of the National Council of Farm Cooperatives, said, “National Ag Day gives us an amazing opportunity to showcase agriculture and share the true success story that we see as we look out across rural America today. Agriculture continues to be a bright spot in the U.S. economy and farmer-owned cooperatives are at the core of that success.” Farmers and agriculture associations across the country celebrate the 41st annual National Agriculture Day on March 25, 2014. The Agriculture Council of America organizes the day of recognition for American Agriculture. The ACA’s goals for National Ag Day include a desire for every American to:Understand how food and fiber products are produced.Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry. SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 25, 2014 National Ag Leaders Celebrate Agriculture Daycenter_img Previous articleGovernor Signs Soil Productivity Delay LegislationNext articleRail Congestion Pushes Ethanol Prices Higher Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter This year’s festivities included the installation of a memorial to Dr. Norman Borlaug in Washington, D.C. American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman recognizes Dr. Borlaug as “the scientist most closely identified with dramatically improving agricultural productivity through development of high-yield, disease-resistant crops. His scientific discoveries and hands-on work to transfer food production technology transformed agriculture all around the world. His work moved farm production from subsistence to the fullest abundance and most importantly, gave nations the tools to feed their people.” The National Farmer’s Union focused on family farmer’s during National Ag Day because the United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Farming. “Family farmers constitute 96 percent of all farms in the United States and 45 percent of the world’s population makes its living directly from farming. Without family farmers, there would be no National Ag Day,” said Chandler Goule, NFU senior vice president of programs. SHARElast_img read more

Magistrate to be taken off Daphne Caruana Galizia case in Malta

first_img June 2, 2018 Magistrate to be taken off Daphne Caruana Galizia case in Malta News Receive email alerts Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF_en MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassmentViolence News Organisation Daphne Caruana Galizia / DR MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassmentViolence RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive center_img to go further Follow the news on Malta Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU February 24, 2021 Find out more News The enquiry into the murder of Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a bomb placed under her car on 16 October 2017, is still ongoing and is far from completion. RSF has confirmed that Vella will be removed from the case very soon. The name of his successor is not yet known.“The promotion of Anthony Vella, a magistrate who was determined to pursue this enquiry until the end, comes at the worse possible time for the case and threatens to delay the investigation into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder even more,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “As the authorities are supposed to provide all the resources needed to facilitate the proceedings, this promotion can only cast doubt on their real intentions.”When the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk, Pauline Adès-Mével, met with Vella and his team in Malta on 17 April, he told her he was determined to personally complete the investigation and to bring those who masterminded Caruana Galizia’s murder to justice.“The magistrate in charge of the investigation has clearly demonstrated his commitment to establishing the truth, as many people familiar with the case have confirmed,” Adès-Mével said.Three suspects were arrested in December but none of the people involved in preparing and carrying out the murder have so far been identified and detained. The investigation into this sensitive case began badly. The first magistrate to be assigned to the case was known for hostility towards Caruana Galizia. She quickly recused himself, making way for Vella to take over. Now, nearly eight months after the murder, a third magistrate will have to assimilate all of the case’s many elements.Malta is ranked 65th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, 18 places lower than in the 2017 Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regrets that Anthony Vella, the magistrate in charge of the investigation into journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder in Malta, is to be removed from the case because of an unrequested promotion. RSF’s fears this will delay progress in the investigation. Newslast_img read more

Journalists targets of sickening and growing violence

first_img News Reporters Without Borders urged the authorities to do their utmost to investigate growing attacks and threats to journalists including one in which three men marched a journalist to a cemetery at gunpoint and tried to bury him alive.”It is essential that the instigators of these abuses should be punished so that journalists can again work in safety,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation.On 17 May 2005, Syed Monjur Morshed, editor and publisher of the English language bi-monthly The Horizon, was attacked by four men as he returned to his home in Gora near the capital Dhaka. They rushed at him and stabbed him in the abdomen with a knife. He was taken to hospital bleeding heavily and underwent an operation on 19 May.Security forces who were at the scene failed to intervene during the attack. Morshed therefore decided not to report the incident to the police, since it seemed pointless.He had received constant threats in the days leading up to the assault after he wrote an article in which he exposed fraud on the part of estate entrepreneur, Iqbal Sazzad. The journalist had also tipped off several major national dailies about the cases of embezzlement that, once revealed in the press, led to the agent’s arrest.Reporters Without Borders said it was deeply shocked by a sickening attack on GM Shahid, editor of the weekly Aparadh Barta and correspondent for the daily Dainik Khobor Patra, on 21 May in Rupganj, close to the capital.The journalist was returning home in the evening in a rickshaw when he was jumped by three men, who threatened him with a gun and stuck sticky tape on his mouth to prevent him from shouting for help. They marched him to a cemetery where they beat him with a hammer and tried to bury him alive.The journalist managed to fight back and to shout out, so that the three assailants finally fled leaving him there. It was only three hours later that local residents came to assist him and take him to a doctor where he received first aid. The attack was very probably linked to his work as a journalist.In Golachipa in the south of the country, Sumit Kumar Dutta, of the daily Dainik Ittefaq, received death threats from a criminal known in the area, Hye Gazi, angry at the journalist’s articles on his embezzlement in the area. Gazi also threatened other journalists if they wrote articles about his activities. Kumar Dutta reported the threats and asked for protection from the local authorities. Help by sharing this information News Organisation Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists BangladeshAsia – Pacific RSF_en May 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists targets of sickening and growing violence Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific center_img February 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bangladesh Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage May 19, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Derry police warn of possible devices in Waterside, Eglinton and Claudy

first_img Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Previous articleMotorist jailed for having no insuranceNext articleOver 2,200 Donegal students getting Junior Cert results today News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ Newsx Adverts A warning’s been issued about the possibility of devices being left in areas of Derry. Police in the city are urging people to be extremely vigilant on the east bank of the Foyle.The warning specifically mentions Waterside, Eglinton and Claudy. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry police warn of possible devices in Waterside, Eglinton and Claudy Google+ By News Highland – September 14, 2011 last_img read more

GRA strongly opposes ‘Garda Clinics’ proposals

first_imgNews Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic GRA strongly opposes ‘Garda Clinics’ proposals Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – October 26, 2012 Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Previous articleDonegal TD wants explaination for 3rd level grant refusalsNext articleDonegal and Kerry to join forces in Coastguard retention campaign News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The Garda Representative Association is criticising plans to overhaul the policing model in Ireland.Newspaper reports say it could mean that stations which have been closed to cut costs will be replaced by so-called ‘Garda clinics’ – held at venues like community centers at specific times.But the GRA President John Redmond says renting a hall several times per week would actually be more expensive than running a garda station.And he believes it would be harder to conduct official business:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/09redCLINICS.mp3[/podcast] Facebooklast_img read more

35 years since Mary Boyle disappeared

first_img Facebook Google+ Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest By News Highland – March 18, 2012 center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 35 years since Mary Boyle disappeared WhatsApp The family of missing Donegal girl Mary Boyle gathered yesterday to mark the 35th anniversary of her disappearanceMary is Ireland’s longest-missing person.Prayers were said  for Mary during mass at St Mary’s Church, KincasslaghIt is thought those in attendance included Mary’s mother Ann and her identical twin sister.Mary was six when she disappeared on March 18, 1977. WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Previous articleMcDermott shouts abuse at Derry judge as he is remanded on bailNext articleFour hours passed before Martin McDermott was noticed missing News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Woman who died in single vehicle crash in Dungloe named

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Google+ Previous articleCross border students get reassurance from Education MinisterNext articleHighland’s Farming News & Views – Thursday 10th January 2019 News Highland Facebook WhatsApp The woman who died in a single vehicle crash in Dungloe has been named locally as Dawn Croke. Ms. Croke, who was in her thirties, was killed after being hit by a car while walking along the Chapel Road at around 6.30 last night.Her body has been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem will take place later today.A six year old girl who was also injured in the crash is in a serious condition in hospital.Gardai are due to inspect the scene of the crash later today and they’re appealing for witnesses to come forward.Tributes are being paid to Ms. Croke, a teacher a former contestant in the Mary from Dungloe Festival.Festival Director Joe O’Donnell said:I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of the late Dawn Croke who sadly passed away today. Dawn was the Dungloe Mary in 2008 my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.We are asking committee members and Mary’s past and present to join us for a guard of honour at Dawn’s funeral.Meanwhile Rosses Community School, where Dawn worked, is to remain closed on Monday.The schools statement:Our school community wish to offer our sincerest condolences on the tragic death of our colleague and friend, Ms Dawn Croke. We offer our condolences to her father and staff member Tony Croke, his wife Anne, our student Emily, past pupils Aaron, Ethan and Adam, her partner Patrick, and her sons Jason and Calum on the sad passing of our wonderful teacher and friend Ms Dawn Croke.Our school wish to send our love and support to the family, school and local community at this sad time. We, the school community, remember with love and fondness our colleague Dawn. We pray for the family and friends at this sad time. Homepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – January 11, 2019 center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter Woman who died in single vehicle crash in Dungloe named Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Statistical analysis of relativistic electron energies for cyclotron resonance with EMIC waves observed on CRRES

first_imgElectromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves which propagate at frequencies below the proton gyrofrequency can undergo cyclotron resonant interactions with relativistic electrons in the outer radiation belt and cause pitch-angle scattering and electron loss to the atmosphere. Typical storm-time wave amplitudes of 1-10 nT cause strong diffusion scattering which may lead to significant relativistic electron loss at energies above the minimum energy for resonance, E-min. A statistical analysis of over 800 EMIC wave events observed on the CRRES spacecraft is performed to establish whether scattering can occur at geophysically interesting energies (less than or equal to2 MeV). While E-min is well above 2 MeV for the majority of these events, it can fall below 2 MeV in localized regions of high plasma density and/or low magnetic field (f(pe)/f(ce,eq) > 10) for wave frequencies just below the hydrogen or helium ion gyrofrequencies. These lower energy scattering events, which are mainly associated with resonant L-mode waves, are found within the magnetic local time range 1300 < MLT 4.5. The average wave spectral intensity of these events (4-5 nT(2)/Hz) is sufficient to cause strong diffusion scattering. The spatial confinement of these events, together with the limited set of these waves that resonate with less than or equal to2 MeV electrons, suggest that these electrons are only subject to strong scattering over a small fraction of their drift orbit. Consequently, drift-averaged scattering lifetimes are expected to lie in the range of several hours to a day. EMIC wave scattering should therefore significantly affect relativistic electron dynamics during a storm. The waves that resonate with the similar toMeV electrons are produced by low-energy (similar tokeV) ring current protons, which are expected to be injected into the inner magnetosphere during enhanced convection events.last_img read more