Like many religious celebrations, Easter is one of those holiday’s that can get you into trouble. Sure, the moveable feast has great importance in the Christian theology, but not everyone adheres to the Christian theology, or they do to varying degrees. Too much religion in your celebration and you may turn some people off; too little and you may turn off other people. Eh, that’s just the way it goes. Throw on your best pastel colored button down, grab some Peeps and roll with the punches, because it’s just another opportunity to hang in the yard with family, friends and watch kids run get hopped up on Cadbury Cream eggs and sprint around in a circle.The main event of any Easter celebration has to be the Easter Egg Hunt, but there is also the sunrise service to think about. You may not be hitting church this Easter Sunday, but you can still get some spirituality in by having a sunrise service of your own. Get up early on Saturday – rain in the forecast for Sunday so don’t risk it – and hike to the top of a mountain during sunrise to give your soul a boost. People on the trail always say, “This is my church.” Well, now is the time to prove it.We recommend Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park. The views from the top are spectacular, especially during sunrise. This is one of the most popular trails in the park, but you’ll have the opportunity to hike it with minimal crowds, and there may even be is some snow at the top to add an extra element of adventure to the outing. Speaking of extra adventure, make sure you pack some sort of traction device for your shoes, either some slip on studs or spikes, and be extra careful towards the top of the climb. Ice on rocks can make for a particularly dangerous, slippery situation, so be sure and use your best judgement when scrambling around. Having fun means coming back in one piece, guys.It may take you a little longer to reach the top, but it will be worth it when the warm sun shines on your face, and washes away your sins…I mean worries…washes away your worries.View Larger Map
October 19, 2020
Japan’s economy minister said on Monday the government would urge businesses to aim for 70% telecommuting and enhance other social distancing measures amid a rise in coronavirus cases among workers, some infected during after-work socializing.Though Japan has largely avoided the mass infections that have killed tens of thousands overseas, a record surge in cases during the past week in Tokyo and other major urban areas has experts worried the country faces a second wave.Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura on Monday said in a video meeting with Japanese governors that business leaders will be asked to ramp up anti-virus measures such as encouraging the level of telecommuting achieved during Japan’s state of emergency this year, when it hit 70% to 80%. It has since fallen to about 30%, he added. Topics : He also called on companies to encourage staggered shifts and avoid large after-work gatherings for drinks or meals.Tokyo last week reported a daily record of 366 cases last week, with numbers also rising in Osaka. The southern city of Fukuoka reported a record 90 cases on Sunday.Despite the rise in cases, the government does not plan to call another state of emergency, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.”The situation compared to April is very different,” he said, citing the small number of serious cases as well as fewer cases among the elderly. On Monday, 131 new cases were confirmed in the capital, Governor Yuriko Koike said, but noted that testing had fallen to about 20 percent of normal over the extended holiday weekend. She added that serious cases rose by one, to 19.Concern has grown about clusters, specifically those involving host and hostess bars or connected to after-work socializing, along with a rise in cases among those in their 40s and 50s.The rate of telecommuting has lagged in Japan because of a paper-driven culture and technological shortcomings, experts say.The central government remains determined to restart economic activity and last week launched a domestic travel campaign in the face of widespread criticism.More than 30,000 people in Japan have been infected and nearly 1,000 have died.
October 19, 2020
Topics : After the hearing, Firli said that he accepted the punishment handed down by the council and vowed not to repeat his mistake.“I take the opportunity today to apologize to all Indonesian people who may feel uncomfortable [due to my actions],” Firli told kompas.com on Thursday.Read also: ‘My salary is enough to rent a helicopter’: KPK chair Firli Bahuri denies violating ethicsIn a press conference held after the hearing, Tumpak said that he hoped there would be no more ethics violations committed by employees of the antigraft agency in the future.“[The council] certainly hopes that all commission personnel […] would always speak and behave in a way that maintains the dignity of the commission in accordance with the established code of ethics and behavior,” he said. (mfp) The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory council has declared the commission’s chairman, Firli Bahuri, guilty of an ethics violation for displaying a “hedonistic lifestyle”.The council’s panel of ethics said that Firli had failed to show exemplary action in his daily behavior, as mandated by KPK Supervisory Board Regulation No. 2/2020 on the enforcement of the KPK code of ethics and conduct.Furthermore, the panel pointed out Firli’s negligence in recognizing that his attitudes and actions were inherent to and reflected his position as a KPK personnel. “[The panel] has found [Firli] guilty of violating the [KPK’s] code of ethics and conduct,” supervisory council chair Tumpak Panggabean said during a hearing on Thursday.The council handed down a “light sentence” of written reprimand as punishment for Firli – the first-ever KPK chief to be declared guilty of an ethics violation.Read also: Which KPK leader has caught more suspects in their early days?The Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) previously filed a report against Firli for using a private helicopter to take a personal trip from Palembang, South Sumatra, to his hometown of Baturaja in the same province in June, accusing him of living a “hedonistic lifestyle”.
September 16, 2020
In the Ulster football championship today at 2pm Cavan meet Monaghan at Breffni Park while in the Connaught Championship in Ruislip, London host Roscommon at 3In the Munster football championship last night Clare were two point winners over Limerick on a scoreline of 15 points to 13. They now progress to meet Cork in the semi final. Tipperary and Waterford meet next Sunday with the winner progressing to meet Kerry in the other semi final