Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The launch of any new publication is always reason to celebrate. It’s another voice. It’s another outlet for the community to express itself. It offers new views, brings to life new visions and inspires others to do the same. It informs and entertains the public.Factor in the added significance of Living Out as the monthly voice of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community on Long Island—one historically underserved here, especially considering gay rights icon Harvey Milk grew up in Bay Shore—and you’ve got especially good reason to celebrate.Living Out’s second issue is currently on stands now and is packed with GLBT news and features, spanning personal tales from Hurricane Sandy, travel, health, music and movie reviews and food recommendations to the cover story, an insightful interview with comedian and Celebrity Apprentice alum Lisa Lampanelli. We suggest you grab a copy before they’re all gone!We at the Press are proud to play a role, however minimal, in Living Out’s creation. Our parent company Morey Publishing, LLC, under its custom publishing arm Private Label, publishes and distributes Living Out. Under the direction of Living Out Publisher David Kilmnick, chief executive officer at the Long Island Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Services Network, Living Out’s talented team provides the content. Our editorial and production crew assists in the layout, design and copyediting.Heading Living Out’s staff is Meryl Lumba, its editor; Jeff Main, its art director; and Andrew Schleider, its advertising director.We look forward to many, many years of great coverage—we know the Island surely needs it.The Press congratulates the staff of Long Island’s new GLBT publication, Living Out!
Global schedule reliability of liner shipping companies dropped to the lowest recorded level since Sea-Intelligence introduced the score in 2011.Namely, in February 2020 the schedule reliability was down by a further 3.4 percentage points month on month hitting 65.1%.The reliability of container shipping has been considerably impacted by the lockdown measures related to the coronavirus pandemic as well as other restrictive actions causing delays in cargo operations.Furthermore, ad hoc decisions on blanking of sailings by major shipping alliances amid sharp demand downturn are making it even harder to maintain sailing schedules.Schedule reliability in February 2020 was lower by 8.5 percentage points compared to the 73.6% recorded last year, Sea-Intelligence said.“In terms of the average delays for LATE vessel arrivals, 2020 so far has seen the highest delays outside of the US West Coast labour dispute in early 2015,” Alan Murphy, CEO of Sea-Intelligence, said.Based on the consultancy’s data, Hamburg Süd was the most reliable top-15 carrier in February 2020 with schedule reliability of 74.7%, followed by Maersk Line with 73.0%, and Wan Hai with 72.2%. The following 9 carriers recorded February 2020 schedule reliability of 60%-70%.There were only 3 carriers that had February 2020 schedule reliability of less than 60%, PIL with 59.2%, OOCL with 58.9%, and Yang Ming with the lowest February 2020 schedule reliability of 56.8%.ZIM was the only top-15 deep-sea carrier to record a month on month improvement in schedule reliability, of 2.0 percentage points.
Pastor Carolyn Williams, 80, of Greensburg, formerly of Holton passed away at 1pm, Wednesday, May 21, 2020 at the home of her son in Greensburg. She was born near Holton on November 30, 1939 the daughter of Lester and Madge Beach Schlotman. She was married to Gerald Williams on September 12, 1954 and he preceded her in death on October 11, 2012. Survivors include three sons Mark (Jana) Williams of Edinburg, Steve (Beth) Williams of Nashville, Tennessee, and Andy (Theresa) Williams of Greensburg; two daughters Beth (James) Kraus of Dover, and Lisa (Dennis) Granger of Batesville; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; one sister Donna (Gerimo) Hernandez of Batesville. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Sue Rice. Mrs. Williams was the former pastor of the Greensburg Free Methodist Church and had served as chaplain for the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. Her calling in life was to share the Gospel of Christ and doing social and ministry work. Carolyn also enjoyed doing arts and crafts and spending time with her many grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at 11am at the Flat Rock Baptist Church west of Osgood with Carolyn’s grandson Stephen Rice officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will also be at the church beginning at 10am. Memorials may be given to the Flat Rock Baptist Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.