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Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgLottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileLottotech Limited is a company headquartered in Ebène Mauritius that handles the Mauritian National Lottery for the Mauritian government. The company distributes its product through a broad network of retailers. Lottotech Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img

Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgExcelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Retail sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileExcelsior United Development Companies Limited engages in the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic products such as rum, alcohol and vinegar products, in Mauritius and the Reunion island. The company operates through five segments which are, investments, property rental, beverages, commerce, and tourism segments. The Investments segment includes investments held in shares, the beverages segment is engaged in the production, import and sale of alcoholic products, the commerce segment is engaged in the import and distribution of tires, automotive lubricants and fire protection equipment and the Tourism segment is engaged in operating a hotel and provides travel and tourism services. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited operates through its subsidiaries Medine Distillery Company Limited, International Distillers (Mauritius) Limited, New Goodwill Company Limited, Concorde Tourist Guide Agency Limited, Southern Investments Limited and Compagnie Mauricienne de Commerce Limitee. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury hosts Grand Imam for religious leadership talks

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ecumenical & Interreligious Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishops and primates from around the Anglican Communion were amongst a host of people who took part in discussions on religious leadership this week hosted by Archbishop Justin Welby and featuring the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb. The bishop of Egypt, Mouneer Anis, was amongst those who took part in the discussions at Lambeth Palace, the London official residence and offices of the Archbishop of Canterbury.Read the full article here. Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Anglican Communion, 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 Tags Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Archbishop of Canterbury hosts Grand Imam for religious leadership talks In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Archbishop of Canterbury, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Jul 18, 2018 Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

Training ground injury rules out Lawes as England squad to face Wales in named

first_imgThursday Feb 25, 2021 Training ground injury rules out Lawes as England squad to face Wales in named England have suffered a major setback ahead of Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Wales after Courtney Lawes was ruled out by an injury sustained in training.ADVERTISEMENTLawes was poised to continue at blindside flanker for the Cardiff showdown only to suffer an unspecified injury during Wednesday afternoon’s customary full-blooded training session.The Northampton forward’s place in the back row goes to Mark Wilson, who fills the vacancy in the number six jersey after being dropped for the round-two victory over Italy.The only other change to the XV that routed the Azzurri at Twickenham is Jamie George returning at hooker in place of Luke Cowan-Dickie.Eddie Jones said: “Wales is a really special fixture and rivalry. There is a long history between the two nations and the game means a lot to both countries.“We know we’ll be up against a strong Welsh challenge on Saturday, but we’ve worked really hard in training this week and have got a very good team to face it.“We want to show people what we are capable of, keep building our performances and the best is yet to come from this England team.”ENGLAND TEAM:15. Elliot Daly (Saracens, 49 caps)14. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 48 caps)13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 36 caps)12. Owen Farrell (Saracens, 90 caps)11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 63 caps)10. George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 74 caps)9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 106 caps)1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 64 caps)2. Jamie George (Saracens, 56 caps)3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 41 caps)4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 45 caps)5. Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 6 caps)6. Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 20 caps)7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 30 caps)8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 58 caps)ADVERTISEMENTFinishers16. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 28 caps)17. Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 25 caps)18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 10 caps)19. Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 18 caps)20. George Martin (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)21. Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 10 caps)22. Dan Robson (Wasps, 9 caps)23. Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 5 caps)RELATED VIEWING: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 15 WEEKS AGO Super Rugby Aotearoa now available to stream… 16 WEEKS AGO Perry Baker suffers awful injury in innocuous… 16 WEEKS AGO This is how France will cope with the loss… 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 ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ 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

Cretan Summer Home / POLYERGO Design-Consulting-Construction

first_img Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Rethymno, Greece ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945910/cretan-summer-home-polyergo-design-consulting-construction Clipboard Houses ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945910/cretan-summer-home-polyergo-design-consulting-construction Clipboard Save this picture!© Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios Mathioudakis+ 44Curated by Paula Pintos Share Greece Year: center_img Cretan Summer Home / POLYERGO Design-Consulting-ConstructionSave this projectSaveCretan Summer Home / POLYERGO Design-Consulting-Construction Projects Cretan Summer Home / POLYERGO Design-Consulting-Construction Architects: POLYERGO Design-Consulting-Construction Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios Mathioudakis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Almeco contract forniture, BIOTZA in’n’out forniture, GRADA home interiors, TrimbleDesign Team:Chiara Armando, Vittoria SpinoniEngineering:Stavros PolychronakisLandscape:Chiara Armando, Vasiliki ChatzidakiCollaborators:Custom – made furnishing, Pesvanti K. Sons I.Κ.Ε.Project Manager:Yiannis PolychronakisCity:RethymnoCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios MathioudakisRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Windowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. In strong connection with the genius loci, a summer home on the island of Crete, to forget the superfluous and reconnect with the unspoiled nature that surrounds it and its slow rhythms. Integration into the landscape, the imperative!Save this picture!© Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios MathioudakisSave this picture!© Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios MathioudakisA few steps far from the ancient village of Kato Mixorròuma – whose design references are many – in the prefecture of Rethymno, the building sits on a steep slope, following its orography. Inserted between an old oak tree on the West and an Aloni – low circular stone construction used for agriculture – protected by the Archaeological Institute on the East, the house opens towards the South while maintaining a more reserved and closed profile on the North towards the new village. The essential shapes and materials – stone, wood, metal, and plaster – while declined with a contemporary language echo the traditional architecture.Save this picture!© Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios MathioudakisSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios MathioudakisThe avlì – courtyard and the imposing staircase become the fulcrum and distribution axis of the entire project around which the three new volumes of the house revolve: a clear reference to the typical houses on its slopes. The staircase, characterized by a funnel shape, directs, without interruption, the view of the guest towards two focal points, which bring him/her back to the outside and to the surrounding landscape. Internally it separates the living room from the kitchen and leads to the bedrooms and services located on the lower levels. The main access from the North-side leads directly into the living area, located on the upper level and characterized by a large corner door-window that opens onto the swimming pool – set on one of the volumes of the sleeping area – creating a strong internal-external connection.Save this picture!© Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios MathioudakisSave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios MathioudakisA bond that can be traced in all spaces thanks to an exterior design without clear visual barriers and to the choice of planting plant essences typical of the place also in the land owned. The essential interiors with some hints of tradition, however, do not give up modern comforts, preferring oak wood and its warm shades and natural materials such as jute, linen, and cotton fibers for fabrics. The custom-designed furniture recalls the mashrabiya technique in their weaves: small elements in inlaid wood, assembled according to geometric and complex design, form a narrow grid with which the windows of the bay windows called kioski of Ottoman tradition which characterize the island.Save this picture!© Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios MathioudakisSave this picture!© Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios MathioudakisBioclimatic Thanks to a careful initial analysis and some targeted design choices, the home does not require air conditioning. The stair axis, in fact, acts as a natural ventilation chimney, especially useful for summer cooling, while the hill, in direct contact with the lower part of the house, favors a constant internal temperature. The masonry of the most exposed upper volume, thanks to its considerable thickness, has good thermal inertia, while the dimensions of the metal canopy calculated ad hoc favor a correct summer/winter solar radiation. Finally, also the swimming pool, located on part of the sleeping area, assists in the function of controlling and absorbing solar heat. Two solar panels provide hot water throughout the year.Save this picture!© Vasileios Thanopoulos, Vasileios MathioudakisProject gallerySee allShow lessKinder Park in Mexicali / DVCH DeVillarCHaconSelected ProjectsVilla Jeanneret-Perret, Le Corbusier’s First Experiments on Modern HousingArticles Share 2019 “COPY” CopyAbout this officePOLYERGO Design-Consulting-ConstructionOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookRethymnoGreecePublished on August 24, 2020Cite: “Cretan Summer Home / POLYERGO Design-Consulting-Construction” 24 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Court summons editor and activist over article criticising appointment of judges

first_imgNews Asia – Pacific February 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court summons editor and activist over article criticising appointment of judges News RSF_en to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the Fiji appeal court’s harassment of Leone Cabenatabua, the editor of the Fiji Sun, and Virisila Buadromo, the head of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, who were summoned and warned by the court on 12 February because of an article quoting Buadromo in that day’s issue criticising the military-led government’s appointment of new judges to the court.”The judges exceeded their prerogatives by trying to intimidate a newspaper editor who just published an activist’s views on a violation of the rule of law,” the press freedom organisation said.Questioning the independence of the Fijian judicial system, Buadromo’s article described the appointments as illegal and said they were an attempt by the military to legitimise their December 2006 coup. It was the three judges named in the article – Daniel Gounder, Nazhat Shameem and Jocelyn Scutt – who summoned Cabenatabua and Buadromo. No charges have been brought against them.center_img News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Asia – Pacific Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

A Uniquely Vigorous School

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community Newscenter_img center column 4 A Uniquely Vigorous School From its vigorous academic program to its forward thinking approach, Walden School’s uniqueness is exactly what makes it awesome. FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013 | 2:18 pm 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Make a comment Schools have been pretty much unchanged in the last hundred years, and while not necessarily a bad thing, the potential to be better has been stifled a bit. However, every once in a while, progressive institutions such as Walden School appear to mix things up a bit in a good way.Walden School‘s uniqueness is what makes it great. But what makes it so different from the others?Walden School Director Matt Allio says, “The idea behind the school is we consider ourselves a progressive school, if you contrast it with more traditional schools. At Walden, what we really believe is that education is an instrument for social change.”Allio has been with Walden since 2004. Being the previous head of Live Oak School in San Francisco, as well as working at Crane School in Santa Barbara, Allio has been in the teaching profession for 32 years.In the school’s website, Allio describes Walden’s academic program as ‘vigorous,’ as opposed to ‘rigorous,’ because unlike the unbending quality of rigid training, its programs are full of life and vigor.Founded in 1970, Walden is a Pre-K through 6th grade school that currently has 225 students enrolled. Unlike other schools, the purpose of the education at Walden is vastly different. Allio says, “In some schools, education is in place to keep the status quo intact; at Walden, education is in place to enable our students to thoughtfully question the status quo.”To improve society, adds Allio, not just maintain it.Even the ‘center of gravity’ in the school is different. Allio explains, “in the more traditional school the teacher and the texts are clearly the center of gravity when you walk in the room. At Walden, you walk in and you can tell the center of gravity is the child.”Additionally, students are also taught to think in the plural, No “I’s,” just “we,” says Allio. “In a lot of schools, it’s ‘How did I do in that test room? Where am I going after school? What do I have for homework? Who are my friends?’ At Walden, it’s ‘How did we do in that test? Where are we going after school? How did our team do? What do we have for homework?’”The school also champions the idea of reflection. In fact, the Walden name comes from a book by Henry David Thoreau, “Walden Pond.” Allio explains, “What Thoreau did was he went to his cabin in 1848-1850 and he reflected upon the things that he thought were important. We want students to be reflective and not reactive in their education.”This “reflection” works through Socratic discussion. It starts when teachers give students “a series of choices that they’re able to make during the day. Let’s say if you have a four-year old and there’s a playtime in the Pre-K room, there might be choices that they can explore in the Pre-K room,” Allio explains. “Then once they make that choice, the teacher’s job is to facilitate discussion: ‘Why did you make that choice? What help do you need in working through this project or working through this academic piece or play piece?’”The key to this method is by having the choices changed during the course of the year. Allio adds, “In Montessori they call them jobs. There are different jobs that are rotating during the school year. The teacher explains it and then there’s dialogue around the choices that the children make.”Aside from the programs and teaching methods, Walden School’s progressiveness also shows through its green initiatives. “We have the first permitted photovoltaic canopy at the entrance of our school,” says Allio. It’s designed to get the school off the power grid, though not completely off it yet. “It’s a demonstration panel, but that’s an initiative that we put in place this summer, a photovoltaic canopy over the gateway of the school.”Additionally, the school also has its own environmental stewards, students who are committed to helping the environment. Walden School also has the first commercial rainwater harvesting tank in Pasadena. “So we’re able to reuse rainwater that runs at about 600 gallons from just half an inch of rain from one of our rooftops. It gets filtered into the tank that we’re able to use to irrigate the different parts of our campus,” adds Allio.Progressive and forward thinking rules at Walden School. Whether through its academic programs or its green initiatives, the school is one of the finest schools in the area.Walden School is located at 74 South San Gabriel Blvd.To learn more about Walden School, visit http://www.waldenschool.net or call (626) 792-6166 for more details. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Competition winner

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCompetition winnerBy Alan Jacques – February 13, 2017 686 Print 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 WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin WELL done to Jonathan Hughes from Dooradoyle who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of his choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy.The answer to our film competition in last week’s edition of the Limerick Post was The Joker.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More tickets to give away to the Odeon Cinema in this Thursday’s Limerick Post. Emailcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleWild alternative swing to Limerick Fringe FestivalNext articleLimerick lose out to Westmeath in NFL Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGScinemacompetitionLego Batman MovielimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon Limerick Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Carndonagh Courthouse to reopen in October

first_imgNewsx Adverts By News Highland – September 7, 2010 Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleRisk of flooding in Donegal after persistent heavy rainNext articleAlarming rise in suicides in Donegal News Highland Cardonagh Courthouse is due to reopen for local court business in October.The court service are currently carrying out some remidial and maintenance works on the courthouse.Senator Cecilla Keaveney was recently informed of this by the Chief Executive Officer of the courts service Brendan Ryan.Senator Keaveney also says there were plans to refurbish Carndonagh Courthouse, but this will not be happening due to the economic downturn:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/cec1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebookcenter_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Carndonagh Courthouse to reopen in October WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Texas woman seeks to change law after DNA test reveals shocking truth about her genetic family tree

first_imgABC News(CENTER, Texas) — Eve Wiley’s story wasn’t always so complicated. She was born in 1987 and grew up in Center, Texas, a small town just a few miles from the Louisiana border. Her father, Doug, a teacher at the local high school, died when she was seven, so her mother, Margo, the school nurse, had to struggle to support her three children. But as Margo said, “If you could be born with a happy gene, [Eve] was born with it.”When Eve was 16, she logged on to her mother’s computer and started scrolling through her emails. Being the school’s nurse, her mother was privy to its juiciest gossip, and like most teenagers, Eve trafficked in information. But after a few minutes, she stumbled upon a revelation even she wasn’t prepared to handle. “I was on there and I saw all of these e-mails about artificial insemination,” Eve told ABC News. “And after about the tenth or eleventh one, I clicked on it. And when I clicked on that one, I scrolled down to the bottom and it said: ‘I’m just gathering information for my daughter. She was born July 28th of 1987.’ And that’s my birthday.”When Eve confronted her mother the next morning, she learned the truth, that after a year of trying to get pregnant with no success, her parents sought the help of Dr. Kim McMorries, a well-respected fertility doctor in nearby Nacogdoches, who recommended that they try artificial insemination.After several failed attempts both with her husband Doug’s sperm and that of an anonymous donor from the California Cryobank, Margo chose another anonymous donor from the cryobank – Donor #106 – from a sheet of paper listing possible donors and a few personal traits and interests. After five more failed attempts, Margo finally became pregnant with Eve.Eve was confused to learn all of this, of course, but also excited. She still had a biological father out there, she thought, and she needed to find him.“It’s this constant question, the strangers passing by on the street, every person that you meet,” Eve told ABC News. “There’s this mystery out there of half of who I am.”When she turned 18, Eve collected her medical records and sent them to California Cryobank, along with a letter she wrote to Donor #106 the staff agreed to pass along. About a year later, Eve finally met Steve Scholl.Their connection was so immediate and genuine, she said, that it felt natural. Eve had prepared herself for an awkward and cautious interaction, but Scholl proved just as excited as she was. Over time, theirs became a kind of blended family, as they traded emails, talked on the phone, planned cross-country reunions. She called him ‘Dad.’ They said ‘I love you.’ She watched Scholl’s daughters grow up. And years later, when Eve got married, it was Scholl who officiated the ceremony.It was a story that, despite its complications, she was proud to tell. She felt that she had pushed through secrecy and stigma, she said, and now felt a duty to represent the sometimes-marginalized donor-conceived community as best she could.“I had this fairy tale story,” Eve told ABC News, “and this man had become my dad.”But Eve’s story did not end there. She and her blended family were in store for another, much darker, twist.When commercial DNA testing first became available, Eve wasn’t particularly interested. Now 30, she had a family of her own and felt secure in who she was. But as the popularity of services like 23andMe and Ancestry grew, so did her curiosity. Many sperm donors have several children born from their donations, so maybe, she thought, she has a few half-siblings out there. Maybe they had been searching for her.So, she bought an in-home testing kit, followed the instructions, and waited. Sure enough, Eve got an email a few weeks later, and her genetic family tree started to come into focus.But something wasn’t right. Eve had been matched with someone back in East Texas, somewhere she knew neither Scholl nor his family had ever lived.Eve continued with her search, now afraid of what she might find. But she was completely unprepared when late last year, while trading messages with her latest match, a biological first cousin, she discovered a secret she said was devastating.“I have one uncle,” he said when Eve asked him about his family. “He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, and his name is Kim McMorries.”The growing realization, she said, suddenly hit her all at once. Her mother’s fertility doctor had artificially inseminated her mother with his own sperm, making him – not Donor #106 – her biological father.Eve didn’t want to believe it, she said, but she knew this was no mere coincidence. She steeled herself to deliver heartbreaking news to two of the people she cared about most.“Having to tell Steve and having to tell my mom,” Eve told ABC News. “Those were the two most difficult conversations I have ever had in my life.”Her mother, Margo, joined her in disbelief.“I was just in shock. I was shaking,” Margo told ABC News. “I couldn’t believe it. I really trusted him.”Eve waited three months to tell Scholl. When she finally called to tell him, she said she listened to him cry for what felt like 15 or 20 minutes, unsure of what else to do or say. Scholl received the results of his own DNA test a few weeks later. It revealed that his long-ago sperm donations had indeed produced biological children – but Eve was not one of them.“That was tough,” Scholl told ABC News. “It was something that we had lived with so easily for over a decade.”But shock soon gave way to anger. She felt deceived, deprived of knowing her true self by actions beyond her control.“I don’t want it to be that. Eve Wiley is, you know, a daughter of Kim McMorries and then that’s the period,” Eve told ABC News. “ I wanted to write the rest of this story.”She reached out, through a friend, to ABC News, which consulted with CeCe Moore, a genetic genealogist and ABC News contributor, to confirm what Eve already had discovered.“In Eve’s case, I could see that she was carrying DNA from all of the recent ancestral lines of Dr. McMorries’ family, meaning all of his great-grandparents, all of his grandparents,” Moore told ABC News. “And so that gives me a lot of confidence that we’ve identified the correct biological father.”And Eve soon learned that there were other instances of doctors allegedly using their own in sperm in their fertility practices. Among them was an Indianapolis-based fertility doctor named Donald Cline who was accused in 2014 of using his own sperm to artificially inseminate several of his own patients after commercial DNA testing revealed him to be the unexpected nexus of a large genetic family tree. More than 50 people have since been identified as his offspring.Jody Madeira, co-director of the Center for Law, Society and Culture at Indiana University-Bloomington who has worked on a push for state legislation prompted by the Cline case, has since become an expert in the emerging legal landscape surrounding what she calls “fertility fraud.”“Cases like this are cropping up all over the country at this point,” Madeira told ABC News. “A lot of people have compared the fertility industry to the Wild West … There’s very, very little criminal [charges] holding these people accountable … The question is: Are these physicians playing God?”But as Eve continued to conduct research – and prepared to seek answers from the only person who could possibly provide them – she soon stumbled upon one more surprise.In most states, what Dr. McMorries had done didn’t appear to be against the law.Dr. McMorries still runs an obstetrics, gynecology and infertility clinic in Nacogdoches called the Women’s Center, which advertises on its website a blend of “conservative values with personal health.”So, Eve wrote him a letter, confronting him with the evidence she had compiled.“Through genetic testing, I recently learned that I am not biologically related to Donor #106. … You can imagine my devastation upon learning that Donor #106, Steve, was not really my biological father,” Eve wrote in February. “What is even more surprising to me is that through publicly available genetic testing data I am biologically related to certain relatives of yours.”In response, Dr. McMorries told her that he had resorted to adding his own sperm – donated when he had been a medical student – in Margo’s artificial insemination after five previous attempts with sperm from Donor #106 had failed.“Since I had been a donor while in medical school … I spoke with one of my mentors … and he said they were having better success by mixing samples,” Dr. McMorries replied. “He suggested first taking the patient’s husbands [sic] sample and combining it with the donor … If the husband’s sample was too poor, then combining two donor samples might do better. The thinking at that time was that if the patient got pregnant, there was no way to know which sperm affected the conception … No one ever considered the effect of genetic testing 32 years later. I believe this may have been what happened in your mother’s case.”On the critical issue of consent, Dr. McMorries insisted that after the repeated failures with Donor #106’s sperm, he had discussed with Eve’s mother the idea of mixing in an anonymous local donor’s sperm with #106’s sperm to increase the chances of conception. He said she had agreed to proceed in this fashion. He would never have proceeded, he said, without her consent.Margo, however, has firmly denied that any such conversation ever took place. To the contrary, she recalled telling him explicitly that she did not want to use a local donor, fearing the distant possibility that her child could one day unknowingly date a half-sibling.“Absolutely not,” Margo told ABC News. “That would never have been a conversation we had … That just didn’t happen.”In any case, Dr. McMorries acknowledged that he never told Margo that the local sperm he was using was his own. He could not tell her, he said, because of the anonymity agreement he signed when he made the donation.Over the course of their correspondence, he apologized “for all the grief this has caused you and your family” but defended himself by stressing that changing attitudes had merely put his past conduct in a new light.“It is easy to look back and judge protocols/standards used 33 years ago and assume they were wrong in today’s environment,” Dr. McMorries wrote. “However, it was not wrong 33 years ago as that was acceptable practice for the times.”For Eve, the explanation was not enough.“I don’t feel like he’s understanding the seriousness of this,” she said.For Judy Daar, dean-elect of Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law and chair of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Ethics Committee, Dr. McMorries actions were ethically dubious – then and now.“If the doctor wanted to be the genetic parent of a patient’s offspring, he would have to engage in a very deep and thorough conversation, in which the patient gave informed consent,” Daar told ABC News. “I can’t imagine any circumstances under which [his actions] would be acceptable.”Dr. McMorries declined to be interview by ABC News. In a letter to ABC News, his lawyer called Dr. McMorries “a good and fine man who is an excellent, well respected OB/Gyn. He has a reputation for trying to help his patients as much as he possibly can.” He also pointed out that “there is no law that requires disclosure of donor identity even if the donor is her physician.”Which is why for the past several weeks, Eve has been driving from her home in Dallas to the state capitol in Austin, meeting with lawmakers to build support for a bill that would make it a criminal sexual assault for a doctor to use a donor’s sperm without the patient’s express consent to the use of that donor.The bill was unanimously approved by members of the Texas State Senate in April, and it is currently being considered by members of the Texas House of Representatives.For her part, Eve is eager to write this latest chapter of her story on her own terms this time.“I recognized that I had a platform, and that I needed to use it,” she said. “I was gonna make this bigger than myself, and then it was time for change.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more