Andrew Forster confirmed as Bishop of Derry and Raphoe

first_imgVen. Andrew Forster has been confirmed as the Bishop of Derry and Raphoe following a meeting between the House of Bishops in Dublin yesterday (Wednesday). Archdeacon Forster (52), a father of three, succeeds Ken Good who retired at the end of May this year.Archdeacon Forster has been Rector of Drumglass (Dungannon), in the Diocese of Armagh, since 2007, and Archdeacon of Ardboe since 2015. He was previously Rector of Drumcliffe and Archdeacon of Elphin and Ardagh, in the Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh (2002-2007), Church of Ireland Chaplain and Dean of Residence at Queen’s University Belfast (1995-2002), and Curate in Willowfield Parish Church, Belfast, in the Diocese of Down and Dromore (1992-1995).His consecration is planned for Sunday, 8th December, at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.Andrew Forster confirmed as Bishop of Derry and Raphoe was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kurtenbach: The Warriors’ latest loss is a reminder of who their top rival is. (Hint: it’s not the Rockets)

first_imgThe Rockets deserved to win Thursday night’s game against the Warriors.Not because of James Harden’s incredible 3-pointer with one second remaining in overtime.Not because of his 41 prior points or 15 assists.Not even because Kevin Durant was so far out of bounds he should have been wearing a fleece vest and holding a $18 beer when he “saved” a Warriors possession in the final minute of overtime, setting up a Stephen Curry go-ahead basket. No, the Rockets deserved to win Thursday …last_img

Glenn Robinson III’s offensive rebounding a pleasant surprise for Warriors

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — When making his free agency decision this summer, Warriors forward Glenn Robinson III wasn’t just looking for playing time. He made that mistake before. Instead, he prioritized a place that could utilize his talents. Disappointed after falling out of the rotation with the Detroit Pistons last season, Robinson asked his agent to reach out to the Warriors, who entertained signing him two years ago. Mutual interest led to a one-year, $1.9 million deal.In the wake of injuries to …last_img

Alpart to Ship First 35,000 Tonnes on December 5

first_imgStory Highlights Alpart is scheduled to ship its first 35,000 tonnes of alumina on December 5, meeting a year-end deadline to export the product. Meanwhile, he said that National Minerals Week 2017, which commences on November 19, will provide the opportunity to raise awareness about the mining sector and its contribution to economic growth. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, made the disclosure at a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (November 14), where he announced activities to mark National Minerals Week 2017. Alpart is scheduled to ship its first 35,000 tonnes of alumina on December 5, meeting a year-end deadline to export the product.Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, made the disclosure at a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (November 14), where he announced activities to mark National Minerals Week 2017.“You can do the math, but that’s an immediate cash injection into the economy,” he said.The Alpart plant in Nain, St. Elizabeth, was reopened in June by new owners Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) Limited.The company has proposed to invest some US$3 billion in the upgrading of the plant over a three-year period, increasing capacity from 1.65 million tonnes to two million.“That is an exciting special economic zone development. They are going to build a new plant; they’re going to dredge the Kaiser port and intensify the shipments that leave from the port,” he said.“There’s to be an aluminium foil factory, a stainless steel plant, an aluminium sheet plant, a welding rod plant. This should create hundreds of (employment) opportunities,” he noted.Meanwhile, he said that National Minerals Week 2017, which commences on November 19, will provide the opportunity to raise awareness about the mining sector and its contribution to economic growth.“National Minerals Week will expose the whole sector. We want to increase the understanding and visibility of mining. We’re hoping to create a forum for sharing information and experiences,” he added.last_img read more

Denmark Unveils Cyber Security Strategy for Maritime Sector

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Denmark has launched a new sectoral strategy for the shipping industry as part of the government’s cyber and information security strategy.Launched by the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, the strategy contains a number of initiatives aimed at strengthening IT security and preventing cyber threats in the maritime sector.The objective is to ensure that navigational safety in Danish waters and safety on board Danish ships, including systems and software for operation, propulsion and navigation of the ship, is not compromised by cyber attacks.In addition, services such as traffic monitoring, warning and information systems, as well as other systems with a connection to the ship’s safe navigation, are included.The Danish Maritime Authority has established a dedicated Danish Maritime Cybersecurity Unit, which is to handle implementation of the strategy in practice.last_img read more