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Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) 2017 Abridged Report

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first_imgEveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileEveready East Africa Limited manufactures and markets a range of portable power products in Kenya as well as exports products to countries in the East Africa sub-region. Its extensive product range includes dry cell and carbon zinc primary, alkaline and rechargeable batteries; flashlights and portable lanterns; automotive batteries, and CFL and incandescent bulbs sold under the Turbo brand name. Eveready East Africa has a division which supplies batteries and accessories for motor vehicles and trucks. A side division manufactures and sells a range of washing detergents, household bleaches, surface cleaners and fabric softeners under the Clorox and Everclean brands. Formerly known as Eveready East Africa Limited, the company changed its name to Eveready East Africa Plc in 2016. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Eveready East Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

A UK share I’d buy in my ISA in March for the new bull market

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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! A UK share I’d buy in my ISA in March for the new bull market UK share markets have backed up in recent days as fears over the economic recovery have resurfaced. Buyers are thin on the ground as concerns over Covid-19 variants grow. But I for one don’t plan to stop adding British stocks to my Stocks and Shares ISA.Buying UK shares that continue to struggle around their recent multi-year lows could help me make huge returns. I’m reminded of the significant bounceback which the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 made in the years following the last significant stock market crash.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The Footsie more than doubled in value in less than a decade following the 2008 banking crisis. And over the same period, the FTSE 250 just about trebled in value. No wonder the number of people who made millions in financial products like Stocks and Shares ISAs ballooned during the last decade, then.Déjà vu?Economic recoveries very rarely follow a straight line. And I think it’s possible that the bounceback this time around could be bumpy too as the Covid-19 crisis rolls on. Other issues like Brexit and revived trade wars could hamper the recovery, too. But that doesn’t mean that UK share prices won’t soar again over the next several years.Indeed, with central banks adopting ultra-loose monetary policy again and more quantitative easing possibly coming down the pipe, there are clear parallels between now and the last bull market of the 2010s.This explains why I’ve continued to buy shares in my ISA in recent months. As a long-term investor I’m not overly concerned over the exact timing of the economic recovery. I have faith that the global economy will recover strongly, as it has done following major macroeconomic and geopolitical crises in the past. Profits across UK plc will rebound as a result, and this will pull share prices higher again.A UK share I’m looking atWizz Air (LSE: WIZZ) is one UK share I’m considering buying for my ISA for the new bull market. It’s true that the airline might suffer a slow earnings recovery if Covid-19 infection rates spike again. But I’m one of many who believe the low-cost airline has the financial might to overcome the problem of travel bans persisting long into 2021.It seems that there’s strong pent-up demand ready to be unleashed from holidaymakers all over Europe. And Wizz Air will be able to ramp up capacity quickly to ride this opportunity. It’s why City analysts reckon the Hungarian airline will flip from losses in the outgoing financial year (to March 2021) to earnings in financial 2022.There is a risk that Wizz Air’s share price could collapse if the Covid-19 crisis doesn’t begin to improve though. This UK share trades on a mountainous forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 190 times for the upcoming fiscal year. Companies that trade on such high valuations are in particular danger of falling should their profits outlooks darken. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Wizz Air Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Royston Wild | Monday, 22nd February, 2021 | More on: WIZZ I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

House of Deputies President Gay Jennings’ remarks to EAM@40

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first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Rector Bath, NC President of the House of Deputies Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Ethnic Ministries, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal News Service – Burlingame, California] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church House of Deputies, spoke June 23 during the closing banquet of the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries @ 40 gathering. The text of her remarks follows.The Rev. Gay Clark JenningsJune 23, 2013I am deeply honored by this opportunity to speak to you tonight. Thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality. It is a privilege to be with you and learn more about the vital ministry of EAM and its members throughout the church we love.Last month, Tom Brackett, the Episcopal Church’s missioner for new church starts and mission initiatives, posted a question in the Five Marks of Mission Facebook group. He asked, “Does anyone know of an anti-racism training or process that goes beyond saying ‘No!’ to racism to saying ‘Yes!’ to the Beloved Community?”His question garnered more than 50 comments, and the conversation went on for several weeks. If you read the post—anyone can join the Five Marks of Mission Facebook group and read it—you’ll see that its participants are wrestling with a question I hear about more and more often as I travel around the church:  How can we learn to talk about race and racism in the Episcopal Church in new ways that will help us break out of old categories and old dichotomies?After I read the conversation that Tom had convened online, I talked with some leaders who are people of color about their experiences in the Episcopal Church. This evening, I want to talk with you about what I’ve heard and invite you to join the conversation.I’ve heard that we aren’t talking enough across the categories we are assigned to by the forms we fill out. We aren’t hearing each other’s stories, and we don’t know each other’s histories.  For example, we celebrate our vital ethnic congregations, like those many of you lead, without acknowledging that many of these congregations exist because their founders weren’t welcome in white Episcopal parishes. We glory in the church’s Anglophile culture but don’t talk about what it is like to be part of the Anglican Communion when many of us still bear the scars of the British Empire. We revel in our church polity’s 18th century Enlightenment heritage but don’t talk about what it is like to be Episcopalians in the United States when many of us are here because of the catastrophic wars and foreign policy debacles that resulted from some less-than-enlightened imperialist thinking?We must know our history. Fred Vergara opened my eyes when he told me about the anti-Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which became the unholy reward of the years of Chinese work in building the transcontinental railroad and the gold mines here in California. Ellis Island in New York welcomed European immigrants while Angel Island in San Francisco became a detention and processing zone of Chinese and other Asian immigrants. The Filipino Manongs in the 1930s farmed the pineapple plantations of Hawaii, California and canneries of Alaska. They came to the country as young single males, even teenagers, and due to the anti-miscegenation laws were not allowed to marry so they ended up old bachelors until they died. I was taught none of this as a child of the ‘50s and ‘60s. I was taught instead about the melting pot where all races and cultures come to the United States and are assimilated. What wasn’t said was that assimilation meant becoming like the dominant culture. I was not taught well, and many of us don’t know our history, which makes conversation difficult at best.And sometimes, like that video about the Asian woman runner that has gone viral on YouTube, we end the conversation before it ever has a chance to start. Have you seen that video? Last time I checked it had been viewed more than five million times. A young Asian woman is stretching before her run and a clueless guy—he is white—runs up. “Where are you from?” he asks, after a few sentences of conversation. “Your English is perfect.” “San Diego,” she says. “We speak English there.” And it goes on like that.Perhaps some of you have experienced the Episcopal version of that video. Winnie Varghese, who is rector of St. Mark’s in the Bowery in New York and who serves on my Council of Advice, says she sometimes gets asked, “When did you convert to Christianity?” Her family is part of the Mar Thoma Church, founded in AD 52. “We speak Christian there,” she could say.As you have probably gathered, I am a white woman of privilege. But about twenty-three years ago, my eyes were opened to the blinding ignorance that comes from not knowing each other’s stories—from substituting those little check marks on official forms for real understanding.Our son, Sam, was born in Colombia. We adopted him when he was four months old. A few years later, when it came time for him to start kindergarten, he and I went to our local elementary school in Ohio to enroll. I filled out the required forms, and when I came to the list of racial and ethnic groups, I checked “Hispanic.” When I handed the form to the school secretary, she asked, “Why did you check Hispanic?” “Because he is,” I said. I explained that Sam was adopted from Colombia, which is in South America. She repeated, this time with some agitation, “Well you can’t do that. He lives with you now, so you have to check white.” We went through this a third time, at which point I asked to see the principal. To his credit, I will say that when he heard the story, he turned ashen and apologized profusely. I don’t believe I ever dealt with that secretary again.So we know—we have known for a long time—that white privilege can be insidious. And we continue to struggle against it. What I’m coming to understand, however, is that the check-mark categories that we substitute for talking with each other also divide people of color from one another and allows white culture to perpetuate its oppressive patterns. Too often we allow a hierarchy of race, ethnicity and privilege to silence people whose stories don’t conform to the history we think we know and understand.  Too often we try to struggle against racism by mimicking its divide-and-conquer ways of categorizing and ranking people by their differences.Byron Rushing, who is the vice president of the House of Deputies and who has been a leader in the civil rights movement for five decades, explains it clearly. European colonialists, who had an elaborate system of cultural prejudice, came to North America and committed genocide against Native Americans and stole their land. Then went to Africa and enslaved Africans and stole their labor.  And ever since those atrocities, Byron taught me, when other people who are different come to this country, white culture finds a way to put them in a category that already exists. Chinese Americans were treated like slaves, and Hispanic Americans often don’t fare much better. Japanese Americans were incarcerated in reservations like Native Americans. And even when particular groups of people are admitted into power by white culture, they are often expected to assimilate as the price of security and success.Now, the good news about all of this is that we have the chance to break the cycle. We can all speak the truth about the dominant culture in which we live, and from which some of us benefit, and we can stop pretending that it’s going to be different for the next group to arrive. We can listen to each other’s stories and pay more attention to the common threads than to who got here first, who came with documents, who came voluntarily, or who came with money or education. We can help dismantle racism by refusing to classify one another using its taxonomy.Those of us who live in white privilege can listen to stories we do not know and learn history we were not taught. We can figure out how to be allies, which will often involve keeping our mouths shut. We can insist that the Episcopal Church figure out who it is and insist that the church go beyond saying no to racism and say yes to the Beloved Community. As Anthony Guillén, Episcopal Church missioner for Hispanic and Latino ministries, says, we must insist that the church organize itself to be truly welcoming and truly inclusive—not just tolerant, not just open to those who assimilate or who we decide are not a threat to our proper Episcopal ways. We can settle for nothing less than a truly multilingual, multicultural and multiethnic church.As Episcopalians, we have a few things going for us. Byron, who represents the South End of Boston in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, says that he often tells the people of his district that if they want to talk to people different from themselves, they don’t have to bus anyone in. They’re all right there. Here in the Episcopal Church, it’s the same way. We come from all corners of the Anglican world, with experiences shaped by many different historical periods and all kinds of encounters with racism and privilege. As Winnie Varghese remarked to me, the Anglican Communion is at our doorstep. We’re all right here, and most importantly, we all follow Jesus. We have what we need to get the conversation started.Everyone wants young people to be active in our beloved Episcopal Church. When my daughter was 17, she decided not to attend church for a time. When I asked her why, she said she didn’t want to be part of a church that is racist, sexist and homophobic. We must pay attention to this because young people aren’t particularly enthralled by institutions in any case, and they won’t be engaged in one that perpetuates division.Let me close with a quote from Maya Angelou that I think sets forth our charge:History, despite its wrenching pain,Cannot be unlived, and if facedWith courage, need not be lived again.I hope that you will join this emerging conversation about how we can face history with courage and say yes to the Beloved Community by gathering together and being reconciled in the Risen Christ. I look forward to continuing this work with you. 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags House of Deputies President Gay Jennings’ remarks to EAM@40 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 25, 2013 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

Bishop Greg Venables is new primate of South America

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first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (1) November 14, 2016 at 10:34 pm You neglect to mention that he was one who tried to kick TEC out of the Anglican Communion. You neglect to mention that he was a leader in the GAFCON rebellion against the Archbishop of Canterbury. You can do better journalism than this, my friends. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Anglican Communion, Latin America Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Argentina, the Rt. Rev. Gregory Venables, has been re-elected as the new primate of the Anglican Church of South America. He succeeds Bishop Tito Muñoz of Chile who came to the end of his second three-year term – the maximum permitted under the province’s canons. Venables was the House of Bishops’ unanimous choice to be the new presiding bishop – or Obispo Presidente – of South America when they met at the weekend. His appointment was confirmed at the provincial synod this week, and he took office on Nov. 9 at a combined service of installation and welcome.Full article. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Gavin DrakePosted Nov 14, 2016 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Lisa Fox says: Bishop Greg Venables is new primate of South America Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

Police violence against journalists covering protests in India

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first_img Follow the news on India December 19, 2019 – Updated on December 23, 2019 Police violence against journalists covering protests in India April 27, 2021 Find out more Students protest outside Jamia Millia Islamia university over India’s new citizenship law in New Delhi on December 18, 2019. (photo: Money SHARMA / AFP) The protests against the new citizenship law, which are mainly by members of India’s Muslim community, are some of the biggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has had to face since coming to power in 2014. The victims include two reporters, ThePrint news website’s Azaan Javaid and the NewsClick website’s Anees Zargar, who went to cover a protest on the campus of the Islamia College of Science and Commerce in Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, on 17 December. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by police violence against journalists covering a week-old wave of protests in India against the Hindu nationalist government’s Citizenship Amendment Act, which is widely seen as discriminating against Muslims. IndiaAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence WomenImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence RSF_en The situation of journalists in Kashmir has already been fraught since early August, when the Indian government repealed article 370 of the 1947 constitution, which gave the region a degree of autonomy. A series of unique video interviews in which Kashmiri journalists described their plight was published by RSF 100 days after article 370’s repeal. India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News Saheen Abdullah, a freelance reporter who was covering a student march on the Indian parliament the same day, was beaten by police with batons, sustaining bruising to a hand, a shoulder and his legs, and a bloodied nose. This attack happened when he tried to help an asthmatic student to leave the march. When Abdullah got into a rickshaw to go to hospital, the police attacked him again. “They tried to grab me and pull me out,” he told RSF. When Javaid began to photograph and film police arresting students, a police officer grabbed his phone. Javaid reacted by showing his press card and demanding the phone’s return, at which point two police officers insulted and beat him. Help by sharing this information to go further India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation Receive email alerts One of the policemen, identified as Rashid Khan, also attacked Zargar, who told RSF he was “targeted” because of a story he wrote a few months ago about police mistreatment of women in Kashmir. Khan told him this as he assaulted him, Zargar said. News March 3, 2021 Find out more News IndiaAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence WomenImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence “Instead of deliberately attacking journalists, the police must help to protect them so that they can cover events, including protests,” RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk said. “The Indian authorities must open an investigation into this unacceptable behaviour without delay, and must punish those responsible for the violence, who have been clearly identified.” RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting Journalists have also been targeted in the Indian capital, New Delhi, where the victims have included BBC reporter Bushra Sheikh. Sheikh was filming a protest by students outside the prestigious Jamia Milia Islamia university on 15 December, when police grabbed her phone, broke it, pulled her hair and hit her with a baton. News Attacks during protests in Delhi February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

RDS honour for Ballyhoura leader

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first_img TAGSBallyhourabusinessCommunityLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Carmel Fox with her RDS Honorary Life Membership award.Photo:Shane O’NeillBALLYHOURA Development chief executive Carmel Fox was made an Honorary Life Member of the RDS this week for her contribution to rural Ireland.She was described at last week’s awards ceremony in Dublin as one of the most influential and innovative drivers of rural development in the country over the past 30 years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In her time as chief executive of Ballyhoura Development, the East Limerick/ North Cork border has become an internationally recognised rural tourism destination, with an income of €45 million a year from tourism, supporting 1,650 jobs.Under her guidance, Ballyhoura became a dynamic and innovative leader of community-based development. Its approach is in line with best international practice and is highly regarded both nationally and internationally.Ballyhoura has received international recognition by being included as a model of good practice in the OECD: ‘Best Practices in Local Development’.Many local businesses have since started up because of this nurturing environment, with food producers being particularly notable. Taste of Ballyhoura food brand has been very successful and there are over 70 artisan food processors found in the locale. The creative sector has also taken off, with studios now dotted around the area catering for design, craft, music and other art-forms.In addition to her work with Ballyhoura, Carmel is a member of the Board of the Gorta Group which is using her experience and skill to develop rural communities in Africa. She was also a member of Trocaire’s Programme Review Committee, of the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA) and of the Teagasc Authority.“Through her personal dedication to Ballyhoura Carmel has given a practical demonstration to others of how to create a vibrant and viable rural Ireland. She has also been generous with her time and expertise, lending guidance and advice for the benefit of others,” said Chief Executive of the RDS, Michael Duffy.Carmel follows previous RDS Honorary Life Members from an agricultural background such as Anna Mae McHugh (1994) and Dr Noel Cawley (1998) and fellow Limerick people such as Dr Donal Nevin (2000) and Noel Dorr (2002). Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Email Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Print WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook NewsBusinessRDS honour for Ballyhoura leaderBy Alan Jacques – July 8, 2019 171 Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleChange of tack needed as 412 people homeless in LimerickNext articleWorld No.2 Dustin Johnson to play JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Twitterlast_img read more

HARVEY: Texas Governor Responds to Ongoing Devastation

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first_img Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Featured / HARVEY: Texas Governor Responds to Ongoing Devastation  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: breaking news HOUSING hurricane harvey mortgage HARVEY: Texas Governor Responds to Ongoing Devastation Previous: Jennifer Anspach of Safeguard Properties Named HR Executive of the Year Finalist Next: Quality Over Quantity Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles breaking news HOUSING hurricane harvey mortgage 2017-08-25 Nicole Caspersoncenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Texas Governor Greg Abbott has expanded his state disaster declaration to include 20 additional Texas counties in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, effective August 26. To view Governor Abbott’s updated proclamation, click here.”The addition of these counties to the state disaster declaration will continue to allow Texas to quickly deploy all available resources to those affected by this devastating storm,” said Governor Abbott. “Hurricane Harvey has had a catastrophic impact on Texans and their property, and this declaration will help them rebuild and recover. The state will continue to provide as much aid as possible to these communities that have already lost so much.”View the updated county ZIP code list by clicking here.Please note that this declaration is independent of any FEMA Declared Disaster.Once the storm comes to its end CoreLogic, a global property information provider, estimates that Harvey will cost between $1 billion and $2 billion worth of insured property losses for both residential and commercial properties.In response, Fannie Mae is reminding homeowners that mortgage assistant options for the Gulf Coast area will be an option. Under Fannie Mae’s single-family mortgages, servicers have the ability to grant an initial period of forbearance to any borrower they believe has been affected by this natural disaster.“At this time it is important for those in the path of the storm to focus on their safety as they deal with the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey,” said Carlos Perez, SVP and Chief Credit Officer at Fannie Mae.Freddie Mac’s disaster relief options will also be available to borrowers with homes in presidentially declared Major Disaster Areas where federal Individual Assistance programs are made available to affected individuals and households. Until then, servicers may leverage Freddie Mac’s forbearance programs to provide immediate mortgage relief to borrowers affected by the storm.”We strongly encourage the many American families whose homes or businesses are being impacted by Hurricane Harvey to call their mortgage servicer if the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s declaration is announced,” said Yvette Gilmore, Freddie Mac’s Vice President of Single-Family Servicer Performance Management. “Relief—including forbearance on mortgage payments for up to one year—may be available if their mortgage is owned or guaranteed by Freddie Mac.”FEMA issued an update on August 27 to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey beginning August 23 and continuing.Click here to view the updated ZIP Code List from FEMA Declared Disaster for Texas.FEMA.gov has also updated its list of safety procedures:Continue to listen to local officials.Only call 911 for immediate medical attention or evacuation assistance. If you can’t get through to 911 on the first try, keep calling.If in a high-rise building and need to shelter in place, go to the first or second-floor hallways or interior rooms. Stay on floors above floodwater or storm surge, but do not go to the highest floors due to wind impacts.If under a tornado warning, seek shelter immediately in the center of a small interior room (closet, interior hallway) on the lowest level of a sturdy building. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside.HUD is also keeping updates via Twitter.com (@HUDgov) urging residents to continue to follow directions from local officials FEMA safety guidelines.It’s critical residents in #Harveys path follow directions from local officials. Learn more from @FEMA https://t.co/6dICSAGtNd. pic.twitter.com/HMMQoi2hmJ— HUDgov (@HUDgov) August 25, 2017 August 25, 2017 2,283 Views About Author: Nicole Casperson in Featured, Headlines, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: nicole.casperson@thefivestar.com. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

7-year-old donates more than 6,000 masks, gloves and caps from hotels to hospital workers

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first_imgCourtesy of Isma Zubair(ASHBURN, Va.) — A 7-year-old in Virginia has found a special way to show his appreciation to the hospital workers fighting on the front lines to save patients from COVID-19.Zohaib Begg of Ashburn, Virginia, said he gained his strong sense of respect and admiration for doctors and nurses when he spent years in Inova Fairfax Hospital as a younger child. That feeling never went away.So when the second grader asked his mother what they could do to help hospital workers fighting the deadly coronavirus pandemic, she helped him start calling around.“My first mission was to help the hospital and sew masks, but I didn’t know how to sew,” he told Washington, D.C., ABC affiliate WJLA.He said he learned that some hospitals were running short on headgear.“I thought they could use shower caps — and I knew that they were at hotels,” he said.First, he collected shower caps from the hotels, but it turned out that the hotels also had gloves and face masks to donate. Zohaib was able to collect more than 6,000 caps, masks and gloves.The hefty total even got him a nod from former President Barack Obama.His mother, Isma Zubair, told ABC News on Friday that Zohaib has a “heart of gold” and that he was always thinking others.“President Obama’s tweet was a huge surprise,” she said. “We are honored he chose to mention Zohaib’s work. We hope it inspires others that you’re never too small to make a difference.”She said that the family had even heard from people in France, Chile and Asia about how Zohaib’s act of kindness had brought a smile to their faces during this difficult time.“We can no longer collect due to stay-at-home orders, but we continue to get calls of supplies and will be relaying back to hospitals or nursing homes in need,” Zubair said.Not only did Zohaib help some hospital workers in desperate need of protective equipment, he also shared that he’d completed a personal goal he’d set for himself.“My third mission was to beat the National Cathedral which gave 5,000 PPEs — and I gave 6,009 PPEs,” he said.“The hospitals are very happy,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Hertford JCR criticises failed outreach scheme

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first_imgHertford JCR has criticised college authorities after they failed to offer the Reach Scholarship, which offers free education to students from developing countries. A JCR motion mandated JCR members to send emails to Senior Tutor Alan Bogg, Principal Will Hutton, and Tutor for Admissions Peter Bull, expressing “deep concern” regarding their decision.The Reach Scholarship programme is a university-wide scheme which offers financial support to a number of students from low income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries. The scholarship covers university fees, college fees, a grant for living expenses and one return air fare per year.A short-listing panel meets every year to recommend six applicants to the colleges that accept Reach scholars. This can result in applicants being offered a place in one college, while being awarded a scholarship in another, and therefore having to change college before coming up.Hertford JCR adds a sum of £3 per term to every student’s battles payments which funds half of one Reach scholarship for an undergraduate at Hertford. However, this year college authorities decided not to accept such a scholar.A representative for Hertford College told Cherwell, “The college is wholly committed to the Reach scheme. There was a communication gap between us and the JCR in this the first year of its operation, but after talks with the JCR we believe it will not be repeated. More broadly we share the same commitment to outreach and widening access as the JCR.”Hugh Baker, Hertford College’s JCR President proposed the motion. He said the decision “completely goes against Hertford’s strong tradition of access work, and effectively denies strong academic candidates the chance to study at Oxford.”The JCR argued “that the college’s decision not to accept a Reach Scholar for the coming year flies in the face of our access program” and “that the JCR should have had far greater influence on the college’s decision given that 50% of the funds for the scholarship come from the JCR.”An amendment was made to the initial motion, which read, “the JCR resolves to urge the JCR President to strongly consider bringing this story into the public eye.”Following the motion, over 120 emails were sent to College expressing dissatisfaction with the decision.The proponent and seconder of the motion subsequently met with the Principal, the Tutor for Admission, and the Senior Tutor to discuss the decision over the Reach Scholarship. Following this meeting, Baker emailed the JCR saying, “The act of migrating a scholar from another college to Hertford was fraught with complications, and individual subject tutors’ decisions realistically had to be made mainly on academic grounds once the short-list had been compiled.”Baker continued, “It is clear that college are completely supportive of the Reach scheme and have been trying to do the best they can in an essentially flawed framework for awarding the scholarship. The response of the JCR…has made it very clear of the strong moral views of the JCR surrounding Hertford’s access work.”OUSU and the JCR have resolved to work with college and the university to make changes to the scheme.last_img read more

Living Wage campaign gathers speed

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first_imgThe Oxford University Living Wage Campaign has seen two major developments this week, with St. Anne’s launching a petition and a protest being held in Wellington square.Yesterday, the University’s Personnel Committee hosted a public meeting in Wellington Square to discuss the issue, and to demonstrate in support of a living wage for Oxford University staff. The event was convened by Dan Tomlinson, OUSU Vice-President for Charities and Communities, and Andrew Grey, chair of the University’s Living Wage Campaign.Tomlinson said, “An important university committee was meeting yesterday to discuss whether or not the central university should take more action on the Living Wage. We held an event outside the building as the committee members were arriving to celebrate the Living Wage and show our thanks to University staff for working hard for us.“More than 30 students attended our action and the Chair of the University committee came out and spoke with members of the campaign. We have been in constructive dialogue with the University for a number of months now and it was the University that pro-actively decided to discuss the Living Wage at the meeting yesterday. I look forward to more productive meetings with them in the future.”The national Living Wage is currently set at £7.65 an hour for workers outside London. The figure takes into account the costs of living, including rent, food bills, child-care, and utility costs.Currently, only five Oxford colleges pay its staff the Living Wage. However, this week also saw St Anne’s student launch a campaign petitioning college authorities to engage in discussions about the its introduction. George Gillett, the OUSU rep for St Anne’s, told Cherwell, “At St Anne’s, we’ve been campaigning for the past year to encourage the college to become a Living Wage employer. Unfortunately, despite numerous meetings with the College Treasurer, as well as passing a JCR motion with unanimous support, the College authorities are still denying our request to even start communicating with staff about their pay and working conditions. “We felt that a petition would be a good way to show how important paying the Living Wage is to students, tutors and staff alike. The petition has received over 330 signatures in less than a week, clearly showing that a large proportion of the College community actively support the Living Wage.”St Anne’s JCR president, Christina Toenshoff, pointed out “the fact that not only students, but also staff and even Governing Body fellows have signed it shows very clearly that this is not just a movement from within the student body, but something that has support on all levels within college.”Jo Hynes, a St Anne’s geography student, stressed the importance of the student-led campaign. “College so far have been very much against the introduction of a Living Wage at St Anne’s, consistently suggesting that staff are paid a living wage when bonuses and other benefits are accounted for – despite the fact that these have been decreasing in recent years and not all staff on the lowest pay receive them. In spite of its purported image as a more forward-thinking college, St Anne’s does not seem to value paying all its employees a wage suitable to live off.”Oxford colleges which pay the Living Wage to all of their staff include Green Templeton, All Soul’s, Brasenose, New, and Mansfield. OUSU Vice-President Dan Tomlinson argued, given that Mansfield is one of the poorer colleges, other colleges could also follow suit, commenting, “The University is making good progress towards paying a Living Wage and is actively considering it for central university buildings and departments, so some colleges really need to catch up.”Not all Oxford students have seen the St Anne’s campaign in a positive light, however. Several students have questioned the economic efficiency of implementing the Living Wage. Duncan Heagan, an undergraduate at New College, said, “The Living Wage is one of those things that we do to try and assuage our guilt at being privileged. It seems like a good idea on paper, but in practice, less so. I am by no means aware of the full impact which adopting the Living Wage has had on the staff of New College, but I understand that it resulted in many being laid off and the College cutting back in other areas as well, e.g. students now have to provide their own bedding. Granted, if providing my own bedclothes means someone else can enjoy a higher standard of living, than I’m okay with it I suppose, but I’m not sure to what extent this is the case.”Despite this, Kath Nicholls, JCR President at New College, affirms that a recent Living Wage Campaign similar to St Anne’s current petition was passed “with overwhelming support last year” in her college’s JCR.Last year, the University committed to paying all of its direct employees the Living Wage.last_img read more