Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgOando Plc (OANDO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (OANDO.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Liturgy and Music committee recommends against revising the Hymnal 1982

first_img March 5, 2018 at 4:12 pm Why not let every congregation do whatever it wants? By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 5, 2018 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Tags March 6, 2018 at 12:01 am I remember the days when you could walk into any Episcopal church and the service was familiar and easy to follow. That is no longer true. Different lessons, different formats, not even sure if it is a Prayer Book liturgy. Makes me long for the seriousness of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Although I once thought the new Book was an improvement, I know think it has allowed sloppiness and confusion in our worship. Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC General Convention 2018, Kathy Franklin says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Very Rev. Thomas J Hurley says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events March 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm I don’t know the reason to tackle the 1982 Hymnal before the 1979 Prayer Book. The former is infinitely better than the latter, although the front-of-the-book placement of liturgical music is contrary to expectations since only the choir sings the sursum corda, etc. There are many problems with the Rite I-Rite II divide, not least the Rite II iteration of the Nicene Creed. I have a hard time saying “we believe,” because I honestly have no idea how the other worshipers believe. I further have problems with the “visible/invisible” v. “seen and unseen” differentiation between that which was created. The former is objective; the latter subjective. Try saying the Rite I iteration during a Rite II service and you may be scolded if not asked to take your worship elsewhere. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY March 6, 2018 at 3:04 am 1982 Hymnal has a lot of dead wood. The BCP should be the common prayer book for the Church’s usual services, and doesn’t have to reflect smaller groups’ interest in “fine-tuning” language. If an individual congregation chooses to use some of these “updated” usages, it should be a matter for that congregation only. Every parish has differences in its make-up, such as age, cultural heritage, and custom. These can be respected without making wholesale changes to the Book of COMMON prayer! Thank you 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK March 7, 2018 at 3:15 am I have to say that worshipping in Europe with the Church of England resources, I think that ECUSA is not thinking broad enough over the next revisions. I would work with Anglican Church of Canada and Church of England on a broader Book of Common Prayer revisions that can be contextualize for local resources. I hope that FORWARD MOVEMENT would produce trial resources that could be used. By now, I would have hoped that there would have been a second trial liturgy being used in churches before a major Prayer Book revisions.Finally, whether you like it or not, a lot of non-ECUSA Anglicans in the US use the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. If ecumenism and church unity are important, I would like to see them engaged. Comments (6) Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ General Convention, The Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music is recommending to the General Convention that it not authorize a revision of the Hymnal 1982. The committee did propose a revised and expanded collection of rites for the pastoral and liturgical needs of congregations. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] While the prospect of revising the Book of Common Prayer looms large over the upcoming General Convention, the Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music has also considered a number of other parts of the Episcopal Church’s worship life.The SCLM’s entire report is posted here. Episcopal News Service has written about the committee’s invitation to the church to consider how to revise the prayer book, and it has written about the committee’s proposed remedy to what it calls a “situation of great confusion” over the church’s calendar of saints.Below is a summary of the rest the SCLM’s work and recommendations.“I am exceedingly proud of the SCLM’s work this past triennium. Because the projects we received were mostly unfunded, the SCLM chose the scope of our work very carefully,” the Rev. Devon Anderson, SCLM’s chair, told Episcopal News Service. “We were determined to send complete, thoughtful and quality work back to General Convention. But more importantly, we were unified in our desire to serve as faithful stewards of the gift and tradition of our liturgy.”Book of Occasional ServicesConvention told the SCLM to continue its multitriennium project of revising the 2003 edition of this collection of optional services and texts that are available for “occasional” pastoral and liturgical needs of congregations. The book includes church-year-specific things such as seasonal blessings, a Christmas Festival of Lessons and Music, and a service for All Hallows’ Eve. The committee has prepared a revision that modernizes “archaic language” and adds new material, some of it at the specific direction of convention, including rites for changing one’s name and honoring God in creation. It also includes the outline of a rite for Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with the hope that local communities will flesh it out. The entire proposed revision is included in the SCLM’s report and can be found here.Racial reconciliationPart of General Convention Resolution A182, which called on the church to address systemic racism, asked the SCLM to produce and post online a set of prayers for racial reconciliation and justice, suitable for inclusion in the Prayers of the People. A subcommittee created four sets of Prayers of the People and a Litany of Repentance and Commissioning for the Ministry of Justice and Reconciliation.MarriageThe 78th General Convention, meeting in July 2015, changed the canonical language that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman (Resolution A036) and authorized two new marriage rites with language allowing them to be used by same-sex or opposite-sex couples (Resolution A054).Convention charged the SCLM with monitoring the use of those rites, formally known as “Liturgical Resources 1: I Will Bless You and You Will Be a Blessing, Revised and Expanded 2015.” The committee’s churchwide survey on the rites gathered 260 replies, and of those who said they have read or used the rites, just more than 50 percent ranked them as excellent, according to the SCLM’s report to convention.After reviewing the survey results and discussing possible responses in its report, the SCLM said it thinks the rites “will continue to serve the church well in its current edition and does not recommend a further revision at this time.” It recommended to convention that the rites remain in trial use until General Convention initiates a comprehensive revision of the Book of Common Prayer.Meanwhile, a separate group, the General Convention Task Force on the Study of Marriage, has said its Blue Book report will call for continued trial use of the rites as “additions to the Book of Common Prayer” with three options. The task force will call for amendments to the rites, prefaces, and appropriate sections of the Catechism to make the language gender-neutral (i.e., “the couple”) rather than specific to a man and a woman.The three options include continuing trial use of the rites amended as the task force recommends, adopting them at the 2021 meeting of General Convention as part of the prayer book, or having that meeting of convention take some other action.Changes to the Book of Common Prayer constitute constitutional changes and, thus, require the approval of two successive meetings of General Convention.Hymnal revisionThe committee said it “declined to act” on Resolution 2015-D060, which directed it to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the Hymnal 1982. The members based their decision on the fact that they found no historical precedent in the Episcopal Church for a hymnal to be revised prior to a revision of the Book of Common Prayer. “The SCLM would like General Convention to make decisions regarding whether or not to revise the 1979 Book of Common Prayer before any further decisions are made regarding revision of the Hymnal 1982,” the members wrote in their report.The committee also reviewed The Hymnal Revision Feasibility Study produced in 2012 by the Church Pension Group. Close to 13,000 people filled out a lengthy survey on the hymnal and the results, the authors said, showed the centrality of the hymnal to the life of the Episcopal Church. While saying their survey was not a red light to revision, the authors called for “caution before a decision is taken to go full speed ahead.”And, the SCLM notes, the convention gave it no money to spend on devising a plan for hymnal revision.Congregational Song Task ForceIn a related matter, Resolution 2015-A060 “empowered” the committee’s Congregational Song Task Force to “further the mission of the Episcopal Church by enlivening and invigorating congregational song through the development of a variety of musical resources” and to develop and expand the work begun in the World Music Project.The committee reported that it has developed a project to collect information from a sample of participants in each province of the church to discern which hymns and songs are being sung in parishes in the Episcopal Church. The committee calls it “a necessary preliminary step in developing further resources for congregational song.” The task force plans to convene a symposium by the end of the 2018-2021 triennium to bring together at least one participant from each province to discuss the functions of the hymns and songs they use, and identify new sources for hymnody.The committee noted that it was given no money for this work but that it has applied for a $28,050 Constable Grant to fund this project.Canonical and constitutional changesThe committee said collaborated with the Standing Commission on Governance, Structure, Constitution and Canons to develop what it called “an appropriate constitutional and canonical ‘vessel’ for liturgies, apart from the Book of Common Prayer,” for General Convention to consider.It said convention has approved liturgies using a “trial use” designation added in 1964 as a way to introduce the church to new liturgical texts outside of the prayer book. However, the committee said, the use of that designation has gone beyond its intention and other monikers have also been created.The members proposed amending Article X of the church’s constitution and a parallel amendment to Canon II.3.6 to create a system to authorize additional and alternative texts to supplement the Book of Common Prayer.The constitutional change, which requires the approval of two successive conventions, would add a provision allowing the convention to “authorize for use throughout this church, as provided by canon, alternative and additional liturgies to supplement those provided in the Book of Common Prayer.”The canonical change would require that whenever General Convention uses the authority of the amended Article X to authorize alternative or additional liturgies, the enabling resolution must specify the precise texts thereof, and the terms and conditions under which such liturgies may be used.This new structure would “lend clear canonical status to worship materials already in use by the church as well as those approved in the future and maintain the integrity of theology and ecclesiology of the Book of Common Prayer.” The change is not intended to preempt or stop Prayer Book revision, the committee said. Instead, it said, it will give the church more flexibility in its approach to worship, and the General Convention a more transparent criterion for authorizing such worship.“We also see it as an exciting opportunity to engage in a discussion of how we are formed by the way in which we worship,” the committee added.In addition to these projects, the SCLM has made recommendations on the church’s calendar of saints. ENS coverage of that project is here.The SCLM is posting on its blog a series of essays about the various projects it worked on this triennium, and will host online discussions there. Those essays include one titled “A better way to authorize liturgical texts.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Liturgy and Music committee recommends against revising the Hymnal 1982 General Convention report includes revised Book of Occasional Services, new prayers for racial reconciliation March 5, 2018 at 6:23 pm I’m grateful to the Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music for this work. While I know we can always pray to God in our own words, one of the wonderful things our tradition is the inspiration and unity we can find through common prayer. I look forward to sharing the committee’s effort on the subject of racial reconciliation with those of other traditions I work with in this field. Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Susan M. Paynter says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Liturgy & Music David G. Duggan says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Alexander Scott says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Jeffrey Cox says: Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

F-house / ARCH 4

first_img “COPY” F-house / ARCH 4 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/107174/f-house-arch-4 Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/107174/f-house-arch-4 Clipboard F-house / ARCH 4Save this projectSaveF-house / ARCH 4 Houses Projects Korea, Republic of 2008center_img Area:  1800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: ARCH 4 Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyHouses•Moscow, Korea, Republic of Text description provided by the architects. The house is 1,800 square meters spread-eagle on the site, but does not look flat and squat due to a considerable height floor (4 m) and found remarkably “slitting” of facades. The fact, that the horizontal division, given the masonry brick and lath wood finish, interrupted by the strong vertical accents – modules windows and openings, chimney, wooden columns. Save this picture!Courtesy of ARCH 4This vertical direction of facade elements gives the building a light and some recognizable elegance – like the one that created the portico and french windows of the old town villas. Save this picture!Courtesy of ARCH 4The floor plan consists of a main central core with two wings. Contained within the two story central core are bedrooms, living room, library and classrooms. The right (east) wing is a swimming pool and winter garden, while the left wing is a stand alone dwelling unit with living room, bedroom and bathroom. All the basic functions are placed at ground level, and the variations of surfaces also helps to identify the uses within the building.Save this picture!plan 02Project gallerySee allShow lessBEP Baked Earthen Pie / Evgeny DidorenkoArticlesAD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXIIIArticles Share Save this picture!Courtesy of ARCH 4+ 49 Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeARCH 4OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMoscowWoodHousesRussiaPublished on February 11, 2011Cite: “F-house / ARCH 4” 11 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Haus am Hörmannweg / Architect Daniel Ellecosta

first_img Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 Italy Houses Save this picture!© Gustav Willeit+ 13 Share Projects CopyHouses•Truden, Italy Photographs:  Gustav Willeit Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Architects: Architect Daniel Ellecosta Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Kerakoll, Mafi, ziegelwerk pichler welsSave this picture!© Gustav WilleitRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The residential house is situated in a hillside location at the edge of the historical village center and is in line with the local building traditions. The project captivates through its clarity in shape and space creating a synthesis with a consistently determined uniform choice of material.Save this picture!© Gustav WilleitSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Gustav WilleitThe use of high-quality regional materials gives the building a huge added value: a combination of plaster surfaces with porphyry and dolomite aggregate and larch wood is creating a connection to the surrounding building typologies. Neatly placed apertures allow focused views and constitute a reference to the surrounding rural and mountainous landscape.Save this picture!© Gustav WilleitSave this picture!© Gustav WilleitThe doorway element emphasizes the location “along the path” and substantiates the outside area. Visual and communicational references in the interior make it possible to experience the building in its entire length, width and height. The reduction to the bare essentials gets reflected in all the materials used here once again: smooth plaster surfaces out of clay and lime with sand aggregate in dolomite and porphyry, polished concrete floor with dolomite aggregate, wooden elements made of local larch wood.Save this picture!© Gustav WilleitProject gallerySee allShow lessSketching Competition Seeks Compositions of Just 5 LinesArchitecture News45m2 Home / Ashari ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Haus am Hörmannweg / Architect Daniel Ellecosta Year:  “COPY” Haus am Hörmannweg / Architect Daniel EllecostaSave this projectSaveHaus am Hörmannweg / Architect Daniel Ellecosta ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880943/haus-am-hormannweg-architect-daniel-ellecosta Clipboard Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880943/haus-am-hormannweg-architect-daniel-ellecosta Clipboard CopyAbout this officeArchitect Daniel EllecostaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTrudenItalyPublished on October 05, 2017Cite: “Haus am Hörmannweg / Architect Daniel Ellecosta” 05 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

£9m fund to tackle loneliness opens for applications

first_img Almost £9 million is available from the Big Lottery Fund for charities and community groups in England who are tackling loneliness. The funding is to help them achieve this by building strong social connections and welcoming communities.The funding is from the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund which was announced on 19 June by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, and lead Minister for Tackling Loneliness, Tracey Crouch, in response to the Jo Cox Commission’s recommendations on Loneliness.The Fund was created as part of a new partnership between Government, led by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op Foundation. Howard Lake | 16 July 2018 | News  196 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis62 More loneliness funding from Co-Op FoundationThe remaining £2 million from the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund will be distributed by the Co-op Foundation, which focuses on tackling youth loneliness.Grants of up to £80,000 will be available for youth organisations already helping young people avoid long-term loneliness.Successful applicants will receive funding to:explore youth loneliness in greater depthtest youth-led innovations within their current servicesand share learning as part of the Co-op Foundation’s national Belong network of youth partners.Applications for this funding will open in August 2018. Applications to this youth-focused strand of the Building Connections Fund will open in August 2018. Guidance and criteria are available on the Co-op Foundation website. £30,000 to £100,000 grantsEligible organisations can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £100,000. These must be used for projects which:reach out to people of all ages who feel lonely or isolatedencourage them to take part in activitiesand help them to feel more connected.This could include: Advertisement Which fund to apply to?The funders recommend that “groups should apply to the strand which is most appropriate to support their work.”All grants will be announced in December 2018, with funding available to support projects until March 2021. making the most of community spacesimproving access to transportusing digital technologyor joining up local services to have a bigger reach.In addition the funding can be used for collecting and sharing of evidence and learning to increase understanding about what works to tackle loneliness.Minister for Loneliness, Tracey Crouch MP, said: “Loneliness is a serious issue that can affect anybody. Communities suffer when people feel disconnected or alone but by working together we can reduce its stigma and build on the legacy of Jo Cox.“I encourage charities and community groups across the country to help us tackle loneliness. This fund will help improve people’s lives and build stronger communities.”Applications open on Monday 16 July and will close on Friday 24 August. Guidance and criteria are available on the Big Lottery Fund website.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis62 Tagged with: England Funding  195 total views,  3 views today £9m fund to tackle loneliness opens for applications 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

‘He hit me and the sheriffs threw ME on the ground’

first_imgRakeem JonesRacist billionaire Donald Trump held a March 9 campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., and was interrupted nearly 20 times by demonstrations inside the building, as another several hundred people rallied outside the arena. Rakeem Jones was assaulted by a white supremacist as he was being taken out of the rally by police — who then attacked him after he had been punched. Trump has offered to pay the legal fees of the white supremacist who punched Jones in the face. The man who assaulted Jones later made a threat against him on national television, saying, “Next time we might have to kill him.” Jones spoke with Ben Carroll of the Durham Workers World newspaper bureau about what happened.Workers World: What made you want to go to the Trump rally in Fayetteville?Rakeem Jones: My friends and I just wanted to go at first to see what the hype was about. Where I come from, when I think of Donald Trump, you think of a billionaire, you think of Trump Towers and all of that, and I wanted to see it all for myself.  I’d kept up with his campaign and his talk about building a wall on the border with Mexico, about banning Muslims from the country, and it all seems wrong to me. Why are you messing with people and going against peoples’ rights, freedom of religion and trying to discriminate against all these different people?WW: What happened when you were inside the rally?RJ: We had come with a pretty diverse group. There were five of us altogether — three Black men, including myself, a white man who is a gay veteran, and a white woman. When you got into the arena you could feel it in the air, something bad. We were just there to look and observe really. We get to our seats, and there were a few speakers before Trump. Then Trump comes out. The woman that’s with us was talking to the rest of us and says “Trump is disgusting.”At this point, a man on the same row as us a few seats down shouted at us to get out. He said it a lot more aggressively than that. We’re just here to look and he starts to get physical with us. Then they call the police over and by this time all the attention is on us. Ronnie, my friend, is recording to get Trump on film, but he’s able to get everything that’s happening to us on camera too. The police come over and I’m thinking they’re going to the guy who was yelling at us, but they’re coming to us to take us out. As we’re getting put out, Trump yells about going to our mamas, and that put me over the edge because my mom passed when I was 18.As we’re getting escorted out by the sheriffs, this old white man in one of the aisles comes over and I got punched in the face. I told the sheriffs he hit me and they threw ME on the ground and got on top of me, and told the guy who punched me to go back to his seat. They took me out the door. I was talking to a reporter who got put out ‘cause they thought he was with us.WW: What has happened since the rally and your story of being attacked has gone viral nationally?RJ: It’s crazy. I’ve seen the videos afterward and how it’s been seen everywhere. This happened in my little town of Fayetteville and now it’s gone out internationally? And I heard later the man who punched me said that “Next time we might have to kill him.” Who is the “we” he’s talking about? And the fact that he said this on national television?!  I don’t feel safe anymore. I’ve got to keep looking over my shoulder ‘cause I don’t know when this “we” might pop up. All these comments people are leaving online about me now. I’m trying to make sure my family is safe. I can’t do normal things like I used to like taking the city bus because I get recognized everywhere now.Before this, I wasn’t really into politics. It’s really got me thinking now, though, all the people getting put out of Trump rallies and roughed up by his supporters. I just saw what happened in Chicago, Arizona, St.Louis and the other rallies where there have been protests, and how what we did and what happened to me is part of all that.WW: How can people offer solidarity to you and your family right now?RJ: I appreciate all the ways that people have reached out to support me. If anyone would like to help, log on to www.justiceforkeem.org for all information.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Motorcycle gunmen slay journalist in southern Philippines

first_img Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped June 7, 2018 Motorcycle gunmen slay journalist in southern Philippines News “The current government keeps on pointing to this task force, created in October 2016, as evidence of its desire to protect journalists but this is the sixth journalist to be murdered since Rodrigo Duterte became president. The authorities must take more concrete measures to guarantee journalists’ safety.” PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence RSF_en News Help by sharing this information June 1, 2021 Find out more Radio journalist Edmund Sestoso was fatally shot in a similar fashion by a motorcycle gunman just over a month ago in the central province of Negros Oriental. News May 3, 2021 Find out more News Regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists, the Philippines fell six places in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 133rd out of 180 countries. The publisher of Trends and Times, a local community newspaper, Dennis Denora was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car shortly after midday when he was shot twice in the head at close range by two individuals on motorcycle who then sped away. “Dennis Denora’s murder is extremely disturbing and we call on both the Davao del Norte authorities and the presidential task force on media security to conduct a thorough investigation,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia Pacific desk. Receive email alerts The Panabo City police have not yet been able to establish the motive but the modus operandi and the profile of the victim – described by colleagues at the Davao del Norte Press & Radio-TV Club as a “well-known columnist” and “fearless” newspaper and radio commentator – suggests that he was targeted because of his work. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Panabo City police at the scene of the murder of Dennis Denora (left). The increasingly frequent murders of journalists are a source of public dismay in the Philippines (photos: Octavio Valle / Facebook – Jay Directo / AFP). to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Follow the news on Philippines Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine authorities to do everything possible to find those responsible for the murder of Dennis Denora, a journalist who was shot dead today in Panabo City, in the southern province of Davao del Norte. Organisation February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Honing Young Minds and Bodies

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Personal Living Honing Young Minds and Bodies Student Athlete Lab gives non-academically inclined kids a fighting chance From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 1, 2013 | 12:18 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena In the old days, schools tended to focus exclusively on academic achievements. But with the realization that people have multiple intelligences, many schools try to strike a balance. Few succeed.Enter Student Athlete Lab (SAL), a unique extra-curricular school that not only sharpens the mind, but hones the body as well. Designed for high school students who excel in terms of Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence, a multiple intelligence form involving physical strength and fine motor skills, the Student Athlete Lab focuses on that strength to prepare them for collegiate scholarship opportunities.Darrel Reece, one of the coaches for SAL, says “we believe that there are other skills, and times when you can take the next level to get a scholarship for [university].”It’s not just about athletics; the academic side of students is also nurtured to make them all-around student-athletes.Reece says, “We have certain kids that struggle in Math. We’ll have one of our tutors go out and tutor that particular kid.”If you expect to find SAL using rote repetition to train their students, think again. The school trains and molds students in more than just the usual muscle memory exercises, it teaches them how to practice intelligently.“We have so many different phases,” Reece explains. “We videotape everything: their practice, their pool workout, beach workout (during summer training), [and we gather] their academic information from their schools as well.”Parents are also involved with the program, knowing everything that happens to their kids. As Reece explains, “my best way is to share it with the parents, being able to come and be able to see what goes on inside the gym.”Parents also approve of Reece’s methods and many swear by its results.Those results? Reece boasts of having students get scholarships to Loyola Marymount, UCLA, and even Harvard with the help of SAL’s training programs.“This is what we do, this is our course. So much value in what we do because [of] the way we do it,” Reece adds.For more information about Student Athlete Labs, visit www.studentathletelab.com or call (626) 214-8526. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Community News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Good prospects for UK recruitment recovery

first_img Previous Article Next Article BryanFinn, founding partner of the Business Economics consultancy, outlines whyrecruitment markets are showing consistent signs of recoveryRecruitmentmarkets in 2004 have experienced a much better start to the year than at anytime since 2000. Thistime last year, there was global uncertainty surrounding the build up to thewar in Iraq and in 2002, the world economy was still dealing with the aftermathof September 11 the year before. Prior to that, in 2001, the US economy wasshowing signs of great vulnerability amid well-founded fears of a globalslowdown.Buta spirit of optimism prevails for 2004, with almost all observers expectinggrowth in the recruitment markets to return following three years of decline.Thekey driver of the recruitment markets is economic growth. TheUK economy grew by 2.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2003, just above thelong-term average growth rate of 2.3 per cent. Whenever the economy grows aboveits long-term growth rate, recruitment markets tend to grow as well; if itfalls below this rate, then recruitment markets will follow suit.Ofcourse, the recovery of the UK economy is not certain. Much will depend on whathappens to the global economy. And while most regions are experiencing a strongrevival, continental Europe is still suffering from low growth. TheUK recovery will also be influenced by domestic policy considerations, as UKauthorities are pursuing a much tighter monetary policy than the US or Europe. Asa consequence of this policy, the UK now has, and will continue to have, muchhigher interest rates than the US and the rest of Europe throughout 2004. Thisshould mean lower inflation in the longer term, but will also mean a strongerpound and a weaker manufacturing sector than would have otherwise been thecase.Akey indicator to watch in the coming months will be research into businessconfidence. Companies have displayed a marked lack of willingness to investover the past few years, and the recovery will not take hold unless companiesbegin to invest again in the future. There are signs that confidence isreturning to the business sector, but more is needed before we can be certainthat 2004 will mark a turning point in the recruitment markets.Onbalance, however, the prospects for a strong recovery in 2004 look good. Muchmore problematic is the outlook for 2005 and beyond. Thereare two major risks to the recovery after 2004. Thefirst is the implosion of the US economy, which would cause a major downturn inthe global economy.TheUS budget deficit is expected to reach a record $500bn in 2004. In subsequentyears, spending on social security and healthcare will absorb a growingproportion of GDP, from around 8 per cent of GDP in 2004, to more than 14 percent in 2030. The fear is that the Federal Reserve Bank in the US has keptinterest rates too low for too long in its desire to see the firm recovery ofthe US economy. The likelihood is that it will soon have to put interest ratesup, although rising rates in an election year could prove politicallyembarrassing.Thesecond key risk for the UK economy in the longer-term, is that of the hole inpublic finances growing so much that the chancellor has to cut public spending,reversing the current public spending plans. Thiswould have a big impact on public sector recruitment markets.Butthe risks to the recovery in recruitment markets are generally modest and faroff. We expect recruitment markets to grow by between 5-10% in 2004, with theprospect of further growth in 2005. Thisarticle originally appeared in Recruitment Trends & Forecasts, subscriptionenquiries 020 8652 8803 Good prospects for UK recruitment recoveryOn 13 May 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Getting to grips with new technology: A guide to best-practice HR software implementation on-demand webinar

first_img Previous Article Next Article This Personnel Today webinar, sponsored by Cascade HR, looks at how HR professionals can achieve true transformation when implementing sophisticated HR software.Download the slides hereDownload a transcription here Related posts:No related photos. Getting to grips with new technology: A guide to best-practice HR software implementation on-demand webinarBy Aidan Gray on 27 Aug 2017 in On-demand webinar, Personnel Today No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Websitelast_img