12Jul/21

United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgUnited Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileUnited Investments Limited is an investment holding company that specialises in investment management in Mauritius. In addition, the company also engages in the manufacture and sale of fertilizers and liquid fertilizers, sale of other agricultural products, industrial and agricultural machinery, rental of agricultural equipment, as well as in fishing and seafood distribution activities. United Investments Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

12Jul/21

TSL Limited (TSL.zw) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgTSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about TSL Limited (TSL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited (TSL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (TSL.zw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.last_img read more

12Jul/21

Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgShumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.last_img read more

20Jun/21

Presiding Bishop’s sermon to the Episcopal Church House of Bishops

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Featured Events The following is the text of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the House of Bishops, which is meeting virtually March 9-12, 2021.House of BishopsMarch 9, 2021SermonNow, in the name of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.It was a year ago that we gathered for our first time virtually, as we were beginning to realize the reality of a global pandemic and beginning to experience what that would mean for us, for the people of our country and the people of all the countries on the face of this earth.It has been a long year. It’s been a hard year for many. There has been death in the land and sickness and sadness.And yet we meet now, potentially on the cusp of some hope. The vaccines are coming, and we pray and must labor that they will be distributed equitably to all of God’s children in the same way and manner, that all might be safe and well. In the course of this last year, you the bishops of this church have provided, what the record will show, exemplary leadership: Following in the way of Jesus, providing leadership for the people of God. You have done that. You have done it nobly and well. I account it a high privilege, and a profound honor, to continue to serve with you. Thank you. God bless you.Now we go to our work, continuing the work of dismantling racism. Of engaging the demons, the powers of principalities, and the realities in our social, corporate, political, and economic world, and in our church and our personal lives. It was in the shadow of the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor in particular, that we made a covenant and a commitment to go even deeper than we had before in the work of bringing the scourge of racism to an end. To dismantling its destructive power, to de-fanging its spiritual realities, to engaging in high places and low, until the love of God, the love of God that we know in Jesus, shows us the way to create God’s beloved community. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.And so now we gather. After this year when Asian Americans have been threatened and endangered in this country.We gather as the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd is beginning. We gather after an interview between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey has torn apart, torn asunder a scab and exposed the depth of the wounds of racism. We gather, just after the anniversary of Bloody Sunday. And on that Edmund Pettus Bridge many sacrificed – some in that contest sacrificed life – that all might have the right to vote and participate in this democracy. As we observe that very sacrifice, there are forces afoot in our land seeking to disenfranchise what was enfranchised in the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I’ve asked Rebecca Blachly of our office of government relations to join us on Friday at Fireside, just to give you a little briefing on it and ways we can help.And now we gather, in the shadow of an attempted overthrow of the government of the United States. No, an insurrection, an unholy alliance of white supremacy and Christian nationalism seeking to overthrow the possibility that this nation might truly be e pluribus unum, from many diverse peoples, one. That this nation might cease and never become a multiracial democracy, whereas the old slaves used to say, there is plenty good room. Plenty good room for all of God’s children.So let me give you a text. It is related to the text appointed for this day. I’d like you to note this moment that I’m actually preaching on the lectionary texts, but with a different one.From the eighth chapter of John, Jesus said,“If you continue in my words, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31,32)My gramma loved, loved the song that said,I sing because I’m happyI sing because I’m freeHis eye is on the sparrowAnd I know he watches meIf you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples. And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.Now I sometimes pay close attention when I go to the doctor. And the doctor is about my age, which means he was in medical school about same time I was in seminary and I know how much I’ve forgotten since I was in seminary. I want to make sure he is checking with younger physicians to update himself. But I remember when I was in seminary, back in the mid-1970s, Raymond Brown, now the late Raymond Brown, had just published his commentary on John’s Gospel. And I took an exegesis course on John. One thing I remember, and I don’t know why it sticks, why I remember it so, was that Raymond Brown in commenting on this passage and others like it, on the vocabulary of John’s Gospel says that when Jesus in John’s Gospel speaks of ‘my word,’ or ‘my words,’ that he is actually talking about in John’s Gospel, His teachings. The teachings revealed in the example of his life, his manner of life, his way of love that he actually lived. And his spirit and living reality. The teachings, examples in the spirit of Jesus for John is the key. It is the key to authentically being Christians who participate in God’s mission in the world.And apart from those teachings, example, that spirit of Jesus of Nazareth, we are subject to our self-serving ends, often disguised in religious and sanctimonious language. Jesus was clear about this at the Last Supper. In John 14, he says, those who love me, will keep my word. There it is. My Father will love them. We will come to them and make our home with them, dwelling with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. My teaching, my example, my way of life. And then he says the advocate, the Paraclete, the spirit will come and will remind you of everything I taught you: the teachings, the example, the spirit, the way of life, the way of love of Jesus. This is the core of who Jesus is and of who we are as those who dare as baptized disciples to follow in his footsteps and his way.And it is when we are authentic to that and faithful to that, that we are participating in God’s mission in this world. And when we do not do that, when we do not do that, it is not God’s mission, it is our own. That is when Christianity participates in idolatry.When I was bishop of North Carolina a while back, I went on sabbatical. The diocese was kind enough to give me a sabbatical leave. So for three months, I went away and did what you do on sabbatical. I wanted to do a number of things at that time. One, I wanted to take violin lessons and I did. (Still waiting on the New York Philharmonic, but they haven’t called.) But that was one thing, so I took violin lessons. But the second and third things; I really wanted to study the teachings of Jesus, specifically the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5,6,7. And I wanted to study the Sermon on the Mount in relationship to pro- and anti-arguments, arguments of abolitionist Christians and abolitionist arguments of pro-slavery Christians to just see how they compared.And I discovered something or stumbled into it, a consistent pattern began to emerge. Those who argued for the maintenance of chattel slavery never did so on the basis of the Sermon on the Mount. In fact, they avoided Jesus of Nazareth like the plague. They avoided the Jesus who said blessed are the poor, blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are the merciful, blessed are the compassionate, blessed are those who hunger and thirst, that God’s righteous justice might prevail.They ignored and avoided like the plague the Jesus who said do unto others as you would have to do unto you. Oh, they avoided like the plague the Jesus of the parable of the sheep and the goats. They avoided like the plague, the Jesus of the parable of the Good Samaritan. Avoided like the plague the Jesus who said the Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he’s anointed me to preach Good News to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty all those who are oppressed. Oh no that Jesus, you will not find in any of the writing of those here or abroad that argue for the maintenance of chattel slavery. That’s not an accident. Bigotry is your game; Jesus is not the name.There’s a quote from Frederick Douglass, it actually comes from the end of his autobiography, which I actually read at that time and he says and let me just read it to you. He says, this is Frederick Douglass in the 19th century:“What I have said respecting and against religion, I mean strictly to apply to the slaveholding religion of this land, and with no possible reference to Christianity proper; for between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference – so wide, that to receive [the] one as, good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked. To be the friend of the one, is of necessity to be the enemy of the other. I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ. I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land. Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity.“Almost a century later, in another context Mahatma Gandhi said this: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. I believe in the teachings of Christ, but you on the other side of the world do not. I read the Bible faithfully and see little in Christendom that those who profess faith pretend to see.”When Jesus, his teachings, his example, his manner of life, his way of love, is the center Christianity finds its soul, and when this Jesus of Nazareth is not, we are not participating in the mission of God, but engaging in a mission of our own devising. An invincible evil is possible. If you don’t believe me, remember, remember your history. Remember the Nazi Church of Germany, and the need for Barman confession and a confessing church. Remember apartheid theology of the Dutch Reformed Church. Remember, the Doctrine of Discovery of the Roman Catholic Church. But let me not blame others. Remember the work of the Anglican tradition. Remember the writings, the writings of those for SPG – the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel who implored Parliament and the leadership of England, to find a way to make it possible to baptize slaves without altering their civil condition. And it was in an opinion rendered by the attorney general, and solicitor general of the time. That said and I quote, “baptism is wholly a spiritual state” and quote “does not in any manner change civil rights.” That was a gift of our Anglican tradition to the world. And there’s even more. Yet, I may be misreading the Bible, but I think St. Paul said in Galatians 3 as many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ, there is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, slave or free, male or female, for all of you are one in Christ. You had when, when anything besides Jesus, his teaching, his way of love and his life, comes to the center of the Christian faith, the Christian faith has been abandoned, no matter how holy and sanctimonious it may look, my brothers and sisters.January 6. The insurrection. We saw the unholy alliance of white supremacy and Christian nationalism attempt to overthrow not simply a democracy. An attempt to overthrow the possibility of a multiracial, truly diverse America where all peoples of all stripes and types could find a home and live with liberty and justice for all.When I became your presiding bishop, and I’ve been blessed, blessed to be that. (I’m not about to retire, this isn’t a retirement statement – don’t worry about that.) But when I became Presiding Bishop I said it was my hope and prayer to truly be the CEO of the church. To be sure, chief executive officer. Okay, that’s part of it. What I said and what I meant, then and believe now, is that my job is to be the church’s chief evangelism officer: to help the church, to help us all claim the high calling as followers of Jesus of Nazareth. The one whose way can set the captive free. I believed that then and believe it now. At the time, I meant that in terms of bearing witness in our society and in our world, to the life and the way of Jesus. And I meant that in terms of a real evangelism that is not judgmental or narrow minded or about stealing anybody from anybody else’s religion, but a way of evangelism that helps folk find their way to the love of God that we have known in Jesus of Nazareth. But [what] I don’t think I fully grasped at the time, was that part of the great work, maybe its most difficult work of evangelism, would be to re-evangelize Christianity itself from religion in the service of the empire. Religion in service of self. Religion in service of race, religion, in service of class; religion in service of anything other than God and Jesus in his way of love.That may well be our most important work and may well be the seed of a new reformation, in the very heart of Christianity itself.I started re-reading Howard Thurman’s book, Jesus and the Disinherited and I would encourage [you to read] it. I’ve read it a number of times. Dr. King used to carry it around with him on all of his various trips. Thurman, you may know, was a colleague of the late Bishop John Burgess, when they were both at Howard University together. Thurman was the one who introduced King, one of the people who introduced King to the work and the writings of Mahatma Gandhi. It was Thurman, who, as the [House of Bishop’s] theology committee paper on white supremacy [notes], it was Thurman, who introduced King to the writings of Josiah Royce, who was the one who coined the phrase Beloved Community.In this book, Thurman, in the introduction at the beginning of the book, he talks as he often did about his grandmother. His grandmother who had been a slave. She wasn’t able to read and write. But when he was a little boy, she would always ask him every evening to read to her from the Bible. But she said she didn’t want to hear Paul, because she remembered that old slave masters would never let the slave preachers preach unless their text was ‘slaves be obedient to them that are your earthly masters, as unto Christ.’She didn’t want to hear Paul; I want to hear about Moses. I want to hear about Jeremiah. She said I want to hear about Jesus. Read those parts of the Bible. But then she would also say, alright, I’d let you read one thing from Paul, First Corinthians 13:“Thou I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not love, I’m a noisy gong, a clanging cymbal . . . Now faith, hope, and love abide, these three, but the greatest of these is love.”  Thurman surmised that his old grandmother, a former slave, realized that Paul grasped that at the heart of the message of Jesus is the way of love, that leads to beloved community. Where the old slaves used to sing, there’s plenty good room, plenty good room. Plenty good room for all of God’s children. If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples. And you will know the truth and that truth will set you free.I sing because I’m happy.Oh, I sing because I’m free.His eye is on the sparrow.And I know he watches me.Amen. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Back to Press Releases Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Mar 11, 2021 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 Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Presiding Bishop’s sermon to the Episcopal Church House of Bishops Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT House of Bishops, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Servicelast_img read more

19Jun/21

Donna’s Deals: 10 Ways to Keep Wedding Costs Low

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSDonna’s DealsWedding Costs Previous articleThe Compassion Experience Comes to Apopka – UpdateNext articleWhy bad science isn’t good for anyone Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment!  Weddings can be very expensive. The average wedding cost in the United States is $26,444. Couples typically spend between $19,833 and $33,055 but, most couples spend less than $10,000. This does not include cost for a honeymoon. Understanding wedding costs now can help you with your wedding budget later, reports Costofwedding.com.So who better to give you tips on saving money than those who just got married. Buzzfeed compiled a list from readers who sent in their best cost cutting ideas.1. Don’t get married on a Saturday.“We moved our wedding to a Friday (originally planned for Saturday) and saved a few thousand dollars by doing so.” —Kim Ryba White, Facebook“We got married on a Sunday and they offered a 15% discount. It was a holiday weekend so many had off from work on Monday — it worked out really well!” —Ashley Fizzarotti, Facebook2. Take your time.“Having a two-year engagement has saved us a ton of money! We booked our venue and caterer super early so the prices would not go up. We have been able to do a ton of research on what places/vendors are the least expensive without sacrificing quality. We saved a lot of money on save the dates and invites by waiting for deals to be emailed to us. It’s also nice because we had four birthdays, two Christmases, and two years worth of tax returns between the time we got engaged and our wedding.” —Alexis Ziegenfuss, Facebook3. Get married at the end of the “off-season.”“My hubby and I got married a week before peak season started. So we had nice weather but cheaper prices!” —jessicaa4ce278f9b4. Find a venue that doesn’t require you to use their vendors.“My best wedding saving tip is to find a venue that doesn’t require you to use a particular caterer/bartender/DJ. I saved so much money by being able to select my caterer ($1,300 for service for 100), bartender ($500 for the bartender, beer, and bar necessities — we bought most of our own alcohol for $400 from a wholesale liquor store and had a full bar), DJ ($350 flat rate, and they even did our ceremony music!), and photographer ($795 for all rights to our photos, an online album for a year, and a flash-drive with all of our photos — not to mention he stayed for the entire day, 3 p.m. to after 12 a.m.)! I ended up paying $3,345, when I would’ve paid $10,700 for those things ($4,000 for catering, $4,000 for the bar, $700 for four hours of a DJ, and $2,000 for photographer) at the other venue I was considering. I saved $7,355 for just picking another venue.” —Lyndsey Gallian Thompson, Facebook5. Rent a house for the wedding and for lodging.“We rented a house, which tripled as wedding venue, housing for out of state wedding party participants, and secluded honeymoon venue the following week. (Off-season is a great time for a romantic getaway in a vacation destination.)” —margueritew2“We rented a huge vacation home and had a house party! It was low-key, intimate, yet still was major cause of celebration. Hiring a caterer with a kick-butt menu to do a party was so much better than a sit-down meal. We didn’t even do tables — lots of bar tops and existing comfy furniture for perching. We also were able to have our entire bridal party stay in the bedrooms of the house, cutting their expenses too.” —alixei6. Have your ceremony and reception in the same place.“We had the ceremony and the reception in the same room. The guests sat at their tables during the ceremony and were able to start the cocktail/appetizer hour immediately after the ceremony while we took pictures. This saved on transporting the bridal party — no limos, less time restraints, and out-of-town guests didn’t have to worry about getting lost.” —Heather Watkins Imani, Facebook7. Consider getting married on campus.“I work at a college with a beautiful dining hall, so we got married there, and they gave me an amazing discount on the venue!” —Kayce Taylor, Facebook8. Have your reception at a restaurant.“After an exhaustive search, I realized that getting married at a fancy restaurant was our most affordable option. Instead of paying $1,000 or more (sometimes much more) to rent a space and then bring everything in, I had to buy only food and alcohol. The room, furniture, linens, lighting, beautiful decor, dishes, silverware, fancy display items, etc., were all included. So much cheaper than renting a space and having to bring in everything from forks to outhouses.”A courthouse wedding doesn’t have to feel like a trip to the DMV; you can still wear a fancy dress and invite a decent amount of guests! Look for historic courthouses in your state — the buildings are often gorgeous but they are still budget-friendly.9. Get married at the courthouse.“We had a courthouse wedding and a family and ‘friends like family’-only reception. Having the wedding at the courthouse was so much easier because they guide you through all the paperwork so there is absolutely no confusion. It also took the pressure off of having to create a fairy tale for everyone to watch me. We put more effort into the reception and it was beautiful.” —Rachel Luttrell, Facebook10. Don’t serve a sit-down dinner.“We had a small ceremony at our hometown church, went back to our place for cake, champagne, and gifts, and then went to a local bar in our wedding clothes and didn’t have to pay for anything all night!” —Amanda Weber, Facebook“Instead of having a dinner, I held an evening wedding and served hors d’oeuvres, saving another $1,000 at least.” —Emily Olson, Facebook Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

16Jun/21

Tech Awards to be announced in early November

first_img Howard Lake | 19 October 2004 | News  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tech Awards to be announced in early Novembercenter_img The Tech Museum Awards will be presented next month to five organisations which have developed technology for the greater good of humanity. A prize of $250,000 will be shared amongst them.The Tech Awards are designed to honor individuals and for-profit, public and not-for-profit organisations from around the world who are applying technology to improve profoundly the human condition in the areas of environment, economic development, education, equality and health.Twenty five finalists have been selected from 580 entries from 80 countries. The winners will be announced on 10 November 2004. Advertisement The nomination deadline for next year’s awards is 4 April 2005. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

16Jun/21

Global virtual summit to support charity response to Covid-19

first_img A global virtual summit will take place on 2 April to support the charity sector’s response to Covid-19.‘Project Everyone: The Global Virtual Summit Supporting Charities Through COVID-19’ has been developed by Fundraising Everywhere in partnership with Salesforce, and will see sector experts, trainers and conference providers join together to deliver a virtual half-day conference to support fundraisers and their organisations through the virus outbreak.It will be live streamed on 2 April between 12pm – 6pm BST / 7am – 1pm ES, with two virtual conference tracks on charity and fundraising response, plus an additional resource library to support skills and well-being. Other charity conferences are also supporting the project by providing individual content, and the summit is free for everyone as well as available globally with registration here.Sessions are 45 minutes long including live Q&A with the speaker. The two tracks will run consecutively on Fundraising Everywhere’s website, fundraisingeverywhere.com, with attendees free to interact and choose from throughout.The conference will be hosted by Fundraising Everywhere co-founders, Nikki Bell and Simon Scriver.Attendees can choose between the twelve live sessions on offer and will have access to all recorded content afterwards, plus a bonus video resource library, for as long as the pandemic impacts the sector. Other charity sector conferences such as Resource Alliance, Institute of Fundraising, and CharityDigital are supporting the project by using their speaker and charity connections to provide individual content.The live stream will be subtitled in English for live viewers and available in other languages post-event.Planned sessions are:Setting up a response task forceWorking with your board during a crisisDiversifying quicklyCreating digital campaignsMobilising volunteers during a lockdownBecoming digital focussedCampaigning in a crisisAdapting strategic objectives during a crisisChanging plans with fundersEngaging with HNWI during a crisisHow to survive and thrive through and beyond COVID-19Turning cancelled events digitalPlus a bonus resource library on:Community fundraising during COVID-19Telephone fundraisingLegacy fundraising asks during a pandemicRemote workingTime managementWell-beingEngaging with the mediaRunning virtual events on social mediaSupporter experience during COVID-19Making sure your COVID-19 response is inclusiveConfirmed speakers so far include: Advertisement Global virtual summit to support charity response to Covid-19 Melanie May | 25 March 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  372 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Rebecca Davies (Save The Children)Ligia Pena (Greenpeace)Sam LapradeTereza Litza (Lightful)Wayne Murray (Audience)Ian McLintock (Charity Excellence Framework)Beth KanterKishshana PalmerCharity So WhiteThere will also be live hosting from Fundraising Everywhere’s co-founders, Nikki Bell and Simon Scriver to engage with speakers and attendees.The virtual platform also hosts a chat function where attendees can get involved with their own discussions and network with each other and speakers.  371 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: COVID-19 virtual eventlast_img read more

15Jun/21

‘Shock and awe’ war on migrants and prisoners

first_imgIn 2003, during the genocidal and criminal U.S. war against Iraq, the term “shock and awe” was propagated.  The British Telegraph wrote 10 years later on March 19, 2013: “One expression above all others has become associated with the invasion of Iraq: ‘shock and awe.’ Developed at the Pentagon, ‘shock and awe’ was a doctrine designed to leave the enemy so demoralized and disoriented that its will to resist crumbled. … It has come to mean the application of overwhelming force, the effective obliteration of the enemy, and for many the term ‘shock and awe’ has come to epitomize the crudeness of the … [U.S.] assault on Iraq.” (tinyurl.com/y3vmfqgo)The Trump war against migrants — as well as the historic war against incarcerated people of color — employs the “shock and awe” tactic. No bombs are being dropped as they were in Iraq — a crime that Washington must be forced to account for. Although nothing can replace the people who were massacred or the culture that was destroyed, the U.S. nonetheless must be forced to pay reparations to the people of Iraq.It is a different kind of war, but the attacks against migrants and the incarcerated are a war nevertheless. Despite the overwhelming assault,  migrants and the imprisoned continue to organize and fight back, just as the people of Iraq did.There may be no bombs, but prison cell bars have come to symbolize tremendous shock and awe.Organized solidarity is urgently needed. Detained, depressed and dyingOn May 21, NBC news issued a damning report of conditions for migrants detained in for-profit centers. Just like U.S. prisons that incarcerate more people than any other country in the world, these centers amount to dehumanizing criminal chambers of horror. Willingly or not, administrators of these jails and detention centers are torturing the detained. Scholars and social scientists have amply documented how segregation has no social relevance; it amounts to torture. Incarcerated people enter detention already traumatized. Whether they are undocumented or accused of alleged robbery, the scales of justice are already tipped to crush, not rehabilitate or assist, them.NBC writes that thousands of detained migrants “were outlined in a trove of government documents that shed new light on the widespread use of solitary confinement for immigrant detainees in ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] custody under both the Obama and Trump administrations.”  (tinyurl.com/yy8zng7w)The documentation paints “a disturbing portrait of a system where detainees are sometimes forced into extended periods of isolation for reasons that have nothing to do with violating any rules.”Who is being detained and why? If disabled migrants are in need of a wheelchair, a cane or have a prosthetic, they are put into isolation.  If they say they are gay or transgender, they are put into isolation. If they complain against abuse from the guards, they are rushed into isolation. If they are so depressed — as was one trans woman, 36-year-old Dulce Rivera, described by NBC as being from Central America — and they try to commit suicide like so many detainees do, they are put in isolation. This amounts to the government pouring gas on a fire. The New York Times reported on Oct. 2, 2018, that migrants detained in the country’s largest immigration detention facility in Adelanto, Calif., regularly constructed nooses out of bed sheets in an attempt to commit suicide.  The newspaper cited a government report which stated that 15 out of 20 cells contained these nooses. (tinyurl.com/yyle5mll) Did the government then assign psychological services to prevent suicide? Of course not. Solitary confinement is tortureConditions are horrible at migrant detention centers, but they are far worse in regular prisons. A 2012 American Psychological Association report documented the impact of the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. It quoted Craig Haney, a psychologist and professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who was appointed that year to a National Academy of Sciences committee which studied high rates of incarceration in the U.S. Haney toured and inspected dozens of U.S. prisons and interviewed hundreds of prison staff and inmates. According to him, the approximately 80,000 inmates in solitary confinement are “at grave risk of psychological harm” and “the conditions of confinement are far too severe to serve any kind of penological purpose.”The APA stated: “At a June 19 hearing, Haney showed pictures to illustrate solitary confinement’s harsh conditions, including filthy cells that are ‘scarcely larger than a king-sized bed,’ he said.  As a result of the endless monotony and lack of human contact, ‘for some prisoners … solitary confinement precipitates a descent into madness. Many inmates experience panic attacks, depression and paranoia, and some suffer hallucinations,’ he said.”The report continues: “Former inmate Anthony Graves, who spent 18 years on death row, including 10 in solitary confinement for a murder he didn’t commit, drove home Hanley’s points. ‘I would watch guys come to prison totally sane, and in three years they don’t live in the real world anymore,’ he said. One fellow inmate, Graves said, ‘would go out into the recreation yard, get naked, lie down and urinate all over himself. He would take his feces and smear it all over his face.’” (tinyurl.com/y3psc5am)Graves represents a heroic resister. He managed to survive U.S. prisons. But the countless unknown people, U.S. or foreign-born, who are jailed, shackled, tortured, made fun of, taunted and criminalized for being poor or a person of color — and who continue to be tortured — must be defended. The use of shock and awe in prisons is an inhumane tactic applied to workers who merely want to survive — and to live their lives.It is time to open up the jails and lock up the Trumps of the world. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

26May/21

Show Sensitivity In Blatant Detention Matters: P & H HC Tells Sessions Courts [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesShow Sensitivity In Blatant Detention Matters: P & H HC Tells Sessions Courts [Read Order] Akshita Saxena29 Jun 2020 1:04 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the lower courts in the two states to be “sensitive” in matters relating freedom of accused involving decision as to bail and/ or remand. The single bench of Justice GS Sandhawalia said that the Sessions Court should be more sensitive to the accused who approach the District Judiciary for their “freedom” and who are “unnecessarily forced”…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the lower courts in the two states to be “sensitive” in matters relating freedom of accused involving decision as to bail and/ or remand. The single bench of Justice GS Sandhawalia said that the Sessions Court should be more sensitive to the accused who approach the District Judiciary for their “freedom” and who are “unnecessarily forced” to approach the High Court. The observations have come in a “surprising” case whereby the Additional Sessions Judge, Yamuna Nagar refused to allow the bail application of the Petitioner, Mandeep Singh, despite noting that he had not been specifically named in the FIR. The FIR was lodged in the Chhappar Police Station for alleged firing on the complainant’s house. Admittedly, as per the FIR itself, the complainant had not seen anyone open fire at his house and only heard the sound of loud noise. On the basis of suspicion three persons had been named in the FIR and the petitioner was not one of them. The Petitioner was arrested only on account of “disclosure statements” recorded by the Investigating Officer. Even after taking note of these facts, the ASJ refused the Petitioner’s application for regular bail and observed that veracity of the allegations levelled against the petitioner could be examined only after conclusion of the trial. Expressing surprise over this inconsiderate approach Justice Sandhawalia said, “the reasons given by the Additional Sessions Judge are not justified in the facts and circumstances. The Court has failed to take into consideration that the petitioner has been detained as such on a disclosure statement which may not stand the scrutiny in the Court of law.” The court noted that the ASJ had discouraged the investigating officer for “overstepping” his jurisdiction in his “keenness to solve the crime” however, she did not show any sensitivity to the Petitioner herein. The bench therefore remarked, “It is hoped that in such blatant detention matters also the Sessions Court would be more sensitive to the accused who approach the District Judiciary for their freedom and who are unnecessarily forced to approach the High Court on account of lack of exercise of jurisdiction, even in valid cases, which is coming to the notice of this Court time and again,” and allowed the bail application. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

24May/21

Six students receive Rotary scholarships

first_img Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Six students receive Rotary scholarships By Blood Sugar Blaster The Brundidge Rotary Club has announced its scholarship recipients for the 2014-2015 school year.The Rotarians annually award six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at area schools. There were 13 nominees for this year’s scholarships and making the final decision was difficult, said Chip Wallace, chair of the Brundidge Rotary Club’s scholarship committee.“All of the nominees have outstanding academic records and all are involved in extra-curricular activities as well as in their communities,” he said. “It was a hard decision to make. We wish all 13 of the nominees for the scholarships all the best in the years to come.”This year’s scholarship recipients are BreAnna Sewell, Pike County High School; Faith Dewberry, Zion Chapel High School; Sh’ana Lee, PCHS; Kimberly Ketcham, Ariton High School; Abigail Berrey, Pike Liberal Arts School; and Lexie Carroll, Zion Chapel High School. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Published 3:00 am Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img Abigail Berrey, recipient of the Reynolds E. Wallace Jr. Rotary Scholarship, is member of the National Honor Society and will graduate with an advanced diploma. She plans to attend Troy University. Her career goal is to be a registered nurse. She would like to work in labor and delivery or ICU.Lexie Carroll received the Sara Spano Memorial Scholarship. She is a member of the National Beta Club, the FBLA and the SGA. She plans to attend Enterprise State Community College. Her future plan is to obtain a degree in political science.Wallace said, with the awarding of these six scholarships, the Brundidge Rotary Club will have awarded 90 scholarships since 1994 for a total amount of $87,000. Print Article Sewell, recipient of the J. Ralph Dickert Rotary Scholarship, is the valedictorian of her class. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Art Club. She is a member of the varsity softball and volleyball teams and is a cheerleader. Sewell plans to attend the Troy University School of Nursing.Dewberry received the Harold Rodgers Memorial Scholarship. She is a member of the Beta Club, FBLA, FFA and the SGA and the varsity softball and volleyball teams. Her future plans include attending Troy University and entering the athletic training program.Sh’ana Lee is the recipient of the Robert L. Godwin Memorial Scholarship. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the art, theater and Spanish clubs. Lee is a varsity athlete and plays basketball, volleyball and softball. She future plans are to earn a nursing degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.Ariton High School’s Kimberly Ketcham is the recipient of the Wilburn E. Howard Rotary Scholarship. She is a member of the National Honor Society and participates in several clubs and organizations. Ketcham plans to attend Wallace College and Troy University. Her future plan is to be a family nurse practitioner. You Might Like Mayfest: a celebration for older Americans Contrary to popular belief, it’s not hard to be a hero in your own hometown. Not if you’re Tonya Terry,… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Book Nook to reopen Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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