Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgHwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileHwange Colliery Company Limited extracts, processes and distributes raw coal and coal products in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. The Hwange Coalfield and Chaba Mine are located in the north-western region of Zimbabwe; its head office is in the capital city, Harare. Hwange Colliery operates in three segments; mining, medical services and estate management. The Mining division operates in categories that include thermal coal, industrial coal and coking coal. The coke categories include foundry coke, metallurgical coke, coke peas and coke breeze. The by-products include benzole, tar naphthalene and coke oven gas. The Medical Services division manages a healthcare service for its employees and local communities in the mining areas. The estate management division provides and manages properties for rental and sells retail goods and services. Hwange Colliery Company Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited supplies petroleum and allied products for vehicles with petrol and diesel engines as well as fuel and fuel oil for the aviation, marine and mining sectors in Ghana. The company also supplies a range of automotive lubricants and special fuels including racing fuels and lubricants, biocides, industry fuels, refining additives and performance additives. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited offers expertise and services to support the mining supply chain which include a fluid analysis laboratory, fuel management system, filtration and contamination management, mobile tank solutions, on-site refueling, road transport safety and solar energy solutions. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ghanstock Limited. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgContinental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileContinental Reinsurance Plc offers reassurance services for life and non-life classes through service centres in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia and Botswana. The company’s reinsurance offering covers fire and engineering; motor, liability and general accident; marine and aviation; oil and energy; and individual and group life risks. Continental Reinsurance Plc also provides specialist advisory services for reinsurance structuring, actuarial and risk management and product development support. Continental Property and Engineering Risk Services (CPERS) Limited in South Africa is a subsidiary of Continental Reinsurance Plc and operates as a technical referral competence with the Group. The subsidiary company was established to meet the growing demand for specialist engineering insurance risk cover and advisory services. Its core functions are underwriting, risk surveys, claims handling and training. Continental Reinsurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Continental Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lex Mathews, pioneer of North Carolina social ministries, remembered

first_img 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 By Summerlee WalterPosted Apr 8, 2014 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA The Rev Garrett Wingfield says: Rector Bath, NC People The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group March 3, 2017 at 5:36 pm I just read Judy’s article from the Church Pension Fund and wanted to share this story with her. In 1963 I was in my first church assignment at St John’s, Silbee TX. At that time my wife and I had 6 children, 3 sons & 3 daughters. On the first Bishop’s visitation, Bishop Milton Richardson was accompanied by his wife Gene. At lunch after the Confirmation, Gene said to me, “Garrett I have not seen female acolytes before in this Diocese. I think you are breaking new ground.” I replied, “I did not realize that, with three daughters in the family it just seemed to be the right thing to do.” Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ron Caldwell says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Rev. Lex Mathews, director of Christian social ministries for the Diocese of North Carolina, 1975-1985. Photo from the archives of the Diocese of North Carolina.[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] The Diocese of North Carolina recently gathered to commemorate and be inspired by the legacy of the Rev. Lex Mathews, director of Christian social ministries for the diocese from 1975 until his untimely death in 1985.On April 5, people from across the Southeast came together at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, to share stories about the man who brought hospice care to North Carolina, inspired dozens of feeding ministries, established a scholarship for women entering the workforce, shepherded the founding of the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, and encouraged the creation of local outreach ministries that have since become the backbone of the diocese’s presence in local communities.The oral history event, organized by diocesan historiographer the Rev. Brooks Graebner and diocesan archivist Lynn Hoke, included six members of the Mathews family and three bishops. The event was recorded to add to the diocese’s historical record.The day began with Graebner contextualizing the historical significance of Mathews’ work, which encouraged congregations to engage in local outreach ministries and led to the formation of church-based outreach committees, a fairly novel idea in the 1970s. In opposition to an Episcopal Church initiative to address the social unrest of the 1960s by bypassing dioceses and local churches with national grants made directly to local community organizations, Mathews called on North Carolina’s 1976 annual convention to stop relying on supposed experts to dictate social ministries.“Good Christian theology tells us that man’s need to love is greater than his need to be loved,” he told the convention. “Now, change that so it reads ‘to help rather than to be helped.’ When we ask the Atlantas, the Washingtons or whatever to be the helper, then we cut the light right out from under the would-be helpers in our own backyards.”Mathews’ efforts to stem the alienation between the broader Episcopal Church and many of the diocese’s congregations — and between congregations and the work happening in their communities — led him in 1974 to propose a new position. He called his idea “Community Consultant and Instigator for Disoriented Young People,” a characteristically Mathews phrase, Graebner assured attendees. The position evolved into the director of the Committee for Christian Social Ministries, but Mathews’ original vision of “the community address[ing] itself to its own problem utilizing its own resources on a very low budget instead of wringing its hands, cursing young people and waiting on some sort of overnight magic cure in the form of a government grant” remained the defining characteristic of the group’s work.Scott Evans Hughes, former president of the Episcopal Church Women in North Carolina, recalled a time Mathews encouraged her to address a local problem. In 1979 she was on her way to a meeting at the diocesan office when she drove by a development project and wondered who cared for the animals displaced by the construction.“I realized I did,” she said.With Mathews’ encouragement, Hughes educated herself about environmental issues and eventually brought her concerns before the 1982 Triennial Meeting of Episcopal Church Women. According to Hughes, it was one of the first times the Episcopal Church took up the environmental cause.“Lex encouraged me, supported me and charmed me into doing more than I ever thought I could,” she explained.Mathews’ active role in encouraging lay people, and especially women, to pursue causes about which they were passionate was a theme that ran throughout the day’s stories.The Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple and Judy Wright Mathews remember Lex Mathews. Photo: Summerlee Walter.The Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, bishop suffragan of North Carolina, recalled a 1982 meeting she had with the Rt. Rev. Robert Estill, former bishop of North Carolina, while she was still a community organizer working in rural Kentucky. When Fraser enthusiastically described to her the principles of community organizing that Mathews taught him, Hodges-Copple began to think there might be a place for her in the priesthood in North Carolina.“Lex was a midwife in showing and leading women into their own ministries, especially lay ministries,” she said. “He believed in the capacity of each one of us to embody Jesus in an authentic way.”Panelists also described the ways Mathews’ contributions continue to motivate change in North Carolina. The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry he helped to found in Dunn provides liturgical ministry, English as a Second Language classes, pesticide education, transportation to medical care and donations of food, clothing, and toiletry kits to 3,500 migrant workers each year. Good Shepherd’s Shepherd’s Table soup kitchen, one of approximately 45 local feeding ministries Mathews inspired, continues to serve hot lunches to 350 people each week day. The Lex Mathews Scholarship for Women has distributed $270,000 in scholarships to women entering college as non-traditional students, and the hospice network in North Carolina owes its existence to Mathews’ dedicated efforts in the late 1970s to recruit the right people to incorporate the program.Six members of the Mathews family attended the commemorative event held in Lex Mathews’ honor. Photo: Karla Joy Towle.Mathews’ wife, Judy Wright Mathews, was thrilled by the outpouring of love and respect for her late husband and was glad to see that his work continues.“This gives me a chance to see the work done for the marginalized people reinforced,” she said before advocating for the work yet to be done. “I think there’s more things we can do. The trends in the United States now make it more difficult for these marginalized people.”For Hughes, it is clear that Mathews’ example will continue to inspire outreach ministries in North Carolina.“When Bishop Curry asked us to ‘go do’ at this year’s convention, that was Lex.”— Summerlee Walter is the communications coordinator for the Diocese of North Carolina. April 8, 2014 at 4:46 pm In our class of 1960 at Virginia Seminary, Lex was the one we turned to when we wanted counsel. His counseling included a lot of good humor and foolishness that was very healing. He and I often drove back and forth between Virginia and Alabama. Those long drives which could have been tedious were instead delightful; full of conversation, laughter and a deep communion of our spirits. He had a special way of making one’s spirt sparkle with thanksgiving. – Doug Carpenter Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Lex Mathews, pioneer of North Carolina social ministries, remembered March 13, 2015 at 11:46 am Reading about Lex, Judy and in particular Doug Carpenter’s response to “The Letter From The Birmingham Jail” bring back so many good, important and cherished memories from those years in North Carolina, Virginia and the Province. This is a way of saying hello to all my good friends after so many years. Can I also add that included in those memories are wonderful ones of my dear friend, Jim “Cracker” Walter and his many stories he told of his escapades with cousin, Lex in Alabama. We all lived through such important and crucial times. Warm regards and love, Waite 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 Tags Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 10, 2014 at 5:23 pm I knew Lex Mathews at FSU, as well. While I was there (1967-1972) I got to be the first woman lector in the Diocese of Florida, first female President of Canterbury House and the first female president of the University Religious Council. In those days, it was revolutionary! Lex paved the way for equal rights for women, long before others understood the Gospel imperative! Also,he was fortunate to have an Assisting Chaplain, John Talbird, Jr. who walked along side of Lex and his ministry. Lex, continue to rest in the loving arms of Jesus as you need to and continue the unbinding of people’s lives! Joyce+ Waite Maclin says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Douglas M. Carpenter says: Obituary, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI April 9, 2014 at 9:07 am I wish I had known about this in advance. I would have been there for sure. I knew Lex Mathews in the “in between” years, between Alabama and North Carolina. He had a profound influence on my life. I was a lowly college student at Florida State disillusioned with the religion of my youth and floundering around for new meaning in life. Lex showed me how to combine faith with social action. In an era of great turmoil, he had a clear vision of justice and a will to carry it out, even against the odds; and he did so with grace and humor. That has been the guide of my life ever since. Besides, he officiated at my wedding at the student chapel in Tallahassee in 1966. In two years, my wife and I plan to return to that place for our golden anniversary. I know Lex will be there too. — Ron Caldwell (student at FSU, 1963-66, 1968-71). Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (5) Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL 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 Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Rev. Joyce W. Holmes says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

Pakistan: Security guard dies foiling Peshawar terror attack

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anglican Communion, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 September 6, 2016 at 6:54 pm So nice to see the word “martyr” applied to someone who gave his life so that others could live, rather than one who took innocent lives. 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments are closed. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Pakistan: Security guard dies foiling Peshawar terror attack Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 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 Rector Tampa, FL center_img Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Melanie R Barbarito says: Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Anglican Communion News Service] A security guard at a church in a Christian colony in Peshawar foiled a major terror attack on Sept. 2 before being killed in a subsequent gun-battle. Four suicide bombers entered the colony, on the city’s Warsak Road, at 5.50 a.m. local time. The security guard, Samuel Masih, raised the alarm, alerting nearby police and army forces. He then challenged the terrorists and was killed as a result of gunfire.Full article. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN By Gavin DrakePosted Sep 6, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments (1) Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

Anglicans, Episcopalians lament UNCSW’s postponement, recommit to gender justice work

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool preached March 9 at the Episcopal Church Center’s Chapel of Christ the Lord. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Plans change, and it’s OK to mourn or grieve a future that’s not to happen, said the Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool, assistant bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of New York.“But now you notice, I said, ‘a future,’ not ‘the future,’” Glasspool said to a dozen or so women and men gathered March 9 for Eucharist at the Episcopal Church Center’s Chapel of Christ the Lord on Second Avenue in New York, one block west of United Nations headquarters.“The future is always in God’s hands. And even if it’s something over which we have no control, our prayer in gratitude to the God who loves us … is that it’s God’s future,” Glasspool said. “God may, in fact, bestow on us gifts that we didn’t look for. … Our call is to be open to those gifts.”A special Eucharist marking the opening of the 64th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women had previously been planned; however, in the wake of last week’s announcement postponing the annual conference due to public health concerns associated with the coronavirus, the Church Center held its regular noonday Eucharist in deference to the UNCSW, with Anglican and Episcopal women writing the Prayers of the People.“Be with us as we await our time together with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women,” Glasspool said. “Uphold us in our faith, and protect us and all those who currently live in fear of the illness in the world. Teach us to share your word and your ways in our actions and in our writing.”The UNCSW draws thousands of people to the annual meeting in New York; the main meeting has been postponed until the coronavirus no longer presents a risk to public health. The commission did, however, convene on the morning of March 9 for a procedural meeting with delegations and civil society representatives based in New York.At that meeting, member states adopted a political declaration commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995, and leaders pledged to ramp up efforts to fully implement the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, considered a “visionary” blueprint for advancing women’s rights.It was a disappointment last week when the full meeting was postponed and it was announced that the Anglican and Episcopal delegations due to travel to New York for the annual meeting were canceled.“In the meantime, our presiding bishop’s Episcopal delegates and the Anglican Communion delegates continue their work,” said Lynnaia Main, The Episcopal Church’s representative to the United Nations. “It’s an opportunity for us as a church to use this time to continue to educate ourselves about what Beijing is and why it’s so important for women and girls.”This spring, Episcopal delegates will participate in an online meeting exploring how The Episcopal Church has engaged in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and each delegate will be assigned to blog about one of the critical areas of concern addressed in the blueprint.– Lynette Wilson is managing editor of Episcopal News Service. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Health & Healthcare, Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ COVID-19, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, UNCSW, Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC By Lynette Wilson Posted Mar 9, 2020 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 Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL UNCSW 2020 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anglicans, Episcopalians lament UNCSW’s postponement, recommit to gender justice work Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

House in Sakurashinmachi / Comma Design

first_img 2013 Photographs:   Takumi OtaSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneSuspension SystemsGustafsSlated Timber Ceiling in EQT Corporate HeadquartersComfortGIRAGira KNX system – Home automationStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®Text description provided by the architects. This is the project of the housing for two generations. We have renovated the house which is built 40 years ago and existing structure was reinforced against earthquake and built extension parts which has expansion joint.Save this picture!First Floor Plan We tried to recreated not only the relationship among the two generations but also the relationship between “the house” including the site and “the surrounding area” which include passers and streets.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe series of the wall lead the street into the house. While the balcony stretched ahead to the street surround the existing garden which is buffer between the street and the house.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe texture of the wall was selected the mortared tile which has intermediate resolution between concrete block wall ; which is typical fence and interior wall.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaBoth family of two generations live independent at the same time they share the two kind of the outside space. One is the street led into the house. The other is the existing garden. This two outside spaces create the migration flow line that they connect the two households. Therefore there is a flexible relationship among the two family.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow lessAustralian Institute of Architects Announce 2014 National AwardsArchitecture NewsVideo: Bjarke Ingels on the Power of ArchitectureVideos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/563152/house-in-sakurashinmachi-comma-design Clipboard House in Sakurashinmachi / Comma Design Save this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 17 Share Year:  Houses House in Sakurashinmachi / Comma DesignSave this projectSaveHouse in Sakurashinmachi / Comma Design CopyHouses, Renovation•Setagaya, Japan Photographs ArchDaily Year:  Architects: Comma Design Area Area of this architecture project Projects Japan CopyAbout this officeComma DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSetagayaHousesRefurbishmentRenovationJapanPublished on November 05, 2014Cite: “House in Sakurashinmachi / Comma Design” 05 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More 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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/563152/house-in-sakurashinmachi-comma-design Clipboard Area:  173 m² Area:  173 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 “COPY”last_img read more

ScottishPower raises £20m for CRUK in six years

first_img ScottishPower has raised £20 million over a six year partnership with Cancer Research UK.The partnership began in 2012 with a target of raising £5 million but this was reached comfortably.Fundraising activities have included sponsorship of  Race for Life, Shine Night Walk and Stand Up To Cancer campaigns, employee and supplier fundraising as well as creating bespoke ‘Help Beat Cancer’ energy tariffs, bringing together both customers and employees to raise funds.The partnership and fundraising will continue, as Keith Anderson, CEO at ScottishPower explained.He said: “When we entered into our partnership with Cancer Research UK raising £20 million was something we could only have dreamed of. So it’s with great pride that we make this announcement today. We simply would not have raised this money without the generosity and support of our customers and employees – their willingness to do whatever they can to raise money and spread awareness about the life-saving work that Cancer Research UK undertakes, is inspiring.“Earlier this year, we renewed our partnership with the charity until 2021 and we’re now more determined than ever to continue what has been an incredible journey working together in the fight against cancer.” Advertisement Deborah James and Aimee Ferrier amid designs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Howard Lake | 17 December 2018 | News ScottishPower raises £20m for CRUK in six years 20 Reasons to SmileTo celebrate the £20 million sum, ScottishPower has launched its 20 Reasons to Smile campaign on Instagram. Working with a team of talented illustrators, it is bringing to life 20 reasons to smile over 20 days in the run up to Christmas.  220 total views,  1 views today Leading the campaign is Deborah James, writer and host of the award-winning podcast You, Me and the Big C. Deborah was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer two years ago, aged just 35, and knows all too well the importance of raising money for Cancer Research UK’s research.Working with Edinburgh illustrator, Aimee Ferrier, Deborah’s reason to smile was brought to life in a depiction of the little things that mean the most to her.Deborah said: “I simply would not be here today without research; it’s as simple as that. So my reason to smile is the hope that research gives me, the hope that it will allow me to continue living life to the fullest and spending as many precious moments as I can with my friends and family. Read the story of how this campaign was created in How I got a company to pitch a £6 million partnership to a charity by Mandy Johnson.Read one other personal impact of the creation of this campaign in £20 million raised and only one mental breakdown by Mandy Johnson.  221 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: Cancer Fundraising corporate fundraising Research / statistics 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

UAW must challenge bosses’ profit formula

first_imgNegotiations between the Big Three auto companies and the United Auto Workers have been underway since the last half of July. UAW locals have scheduled strike authorization votes. A “yes” vote does not automatically mean workers will strike. But when a majority authorizes the union to call a strike if deemed necessary, the members are saying they are willing to fight.Getting strike approval has never been a problem for the UAW. Workers know when they signal their willingness to walk the picket line, the negotiators can use the strike threat as leverage.The UAW gained additional potential leverage in 2014, when delegates at its quadrennial Constitutional Convention voted for a dues increase to bolster the strike fund.The pent-up demands of the rank and file to reverse past concessions are being felt as car sales soar above pre-recession levels. General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are raking in obscene profits. In a mere three months, the combined pre-tax profits of the three companies in North America totaled $6.8 billion — the equivalent of $27.2 billion per year. (Detroit Free Press, Aug. 7) This is almost twice the $15.6 billion that Ford, GM and FCA together made in 2014.The record profits would be even higher if not for the losses from recall costs at FCA and injury settlements at GM, both caused by company cost cutting at the expense of vehicle safety.Workers gave, bosses rake it inIn 2009, the companies and the White House Auto Task Force colluded to use the bankruptcy process as a club against the union. Workers were told that if they did not agree to contract modifications in the Loan Service Agreement, the U.S. Treasury would not loan Chrysler and GM the funds needed to avoid going out of business altogether.The two companies closed more than two dozen plants and warehouses; eliminated annual bonuses, the cost-of-living allowance (COLA), some income protection programs for laid-off workers, and overtime pay after eight hours and on weekends; cut health benefits for retirees, paid break time and holidays; and struck language limiting the use of lower-paid second-tier workers. Workers could now be forced to take a job offer anywhere in the country or lose their jobs. This was on top of concessions in the 2007-2011 agreement that froze wages for four years and introduced two-tier pay for the first time.That year, the union also agreed not to strike when the agreement expired in 2011 and to submit any unresolved issues for the 2011-2015 contracts to binding arbitration.In 2011, GM and FCA used the threat of arbitration to coerce workers into accepting the 2009 modifications for another four years. Ford secured similar concessions by offering an attractive bonus package and exploiting workers’ fears that a “no” vote would lead to a long strike, and that they could be permanently replaced by scabs.In 2007, labor costs were estimated to be less than 10 percent of the price of a vehicle. The concessions that year were expected to cut those costs to a mere 5 percent.The 2009 bankruptcy concessions, which the 2011-2015 contracts extended, cut wages and benefits further. The workers’ sacrifices have helped the bosses’ profits — hovering around 10 percent for GM and Ford and 7.5 for FCA — exceed the cost of labor. Put in Marxist terms, workers are subjected to a higher rate of exploitation. Of course, the rate is multiplied tenfold in Asian and Latin American plants, where wages are a fraction of what U.S. workers make.When the second-quarter earnings were announced in July, right around the start of negotiations, the UAW had an opportune moment to make a bold statement: to declare they were going on the offensive to win back the gains of past struggles and secure for the membership a bigger share of the wealth they produce.Unfortunately the UAW International leaders have tied their hands with their flawed strategy of “partnership” with the corporations. News releases hailed the quarterly profit reports: “We are always happy when the company succeeds,” said International Vice President for Chrysler Department Norwood Jewell. (uaw.org)Early UAW leaders had a better understanding of what profit is. Vice President Wyndham Mortimer, who negotiated the first contract with GM in 1937, put his Marxist definition of profit in a leaflet that made its way down the Flint assembly line: “It is that part of the corporation’s income that is left over after all charges such as wages, salaries, depreciation, overhead, etc., are paid. This loot will amount to a sum equal to all the wages paid [in the first six months of 1936] to the 200,000 employees of the General Motors Corporation.” (Henry Kraus Collections, Box 8, Folder 40, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University)New rank-and-file leaders are emerging from the shop floor who want to struggle against the profiteers. Many will attend the “Autoworker Speakout” in Detroit on Aug. 23, called by Autoworker Caravan.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘El pueblo venezolano’: Declaración del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba, 31 de julio de 2017

first_imgDeclaración del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de CubaRepublica de CubaLa Habana31 de julio de 2017Este domingo 30 de julio de 2017, durante las elecciones para la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, el pueblo venezolano ha demostrado al mundo que es dueño pleno de sus derechos soberanos y que milita decisivamente del lado de la paz, en defensa de la seguridad ciudadana, de la independencia y la libre determinación de su Patria, como lo han hecho a lo largo de toda la historia de América Latina y el Caribe, desde Bolívar.Venezuela se volcó a las urnas como nunca antes había ocurrido en un proceso constituyente. Ese pueblo, que desafió los tranques, las guarimbas, los sabotajes económicos y las amenazas internacionales, derrotó con sus votos la estrategia del imperialismo y las oligarquías y de una oposición que no ha titubeado para desatar las expresiones más brutales de crueldad. Ofende el cinismo de todos los que pretenden culpar al gobierno y a los defensores del pueblo de los crímenes cometidos.Cuba denuncia la puesta en marcha de una bien concertada operación internacional, dirigida desde Washington, con apoyo del Secretario General de la OEA, destinada a silenciar la voz del pueblo venezolano, a desconocer su voluntad, a imponerle la rendición mediante ataques y sanciones económicas.El gobierno de los Estados Unidos, por su parte, ha impuesto directamente al Presidente constitucional Nicolás Maduro Moro sanciones insólitas, violatorias del Derecho Internacional y arbitrarias, que repudiamos.Conocemos bien todas estas prácticas intervencionistas. Creen que a través de eso lograrán la sumisión del pueblo a una oposición títere que financiaron y que ahora promete hacer arder el país.Una vez más, reiteramos lo expresado por el Presidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros, General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz el pasado 14 de julio en la Asamblea Nacional:“La agresión y la violencia golpista contra Venezuela dañan a toda «Nuestra América» y solo benefician los intereses de quienes se empeñan en dividirnos para ejercer su dominación sobre nuestros pueblos, sin que les importe generar conflictos de consecuencias incalculables en esta región, como los que estamos presenciando en diferentes lugares del mundo.”“Alertamos hoy que quienes pretenden derrocar por vías inconstitucionales, violentas y golpistas a la Revolución Bolivariana y Chavista asumirán una seria responsabilidad ante la historia.”Nada puede detener a un pueblo dueño de su destino. Solo los venezolanos pueden decidir cómo superar sus problemas y trazar su futuro. Basta de injerencias, de conciliábulos, de traiciones al espíritu bolivariano.Reiteramos nuestra inquebrantable solidaridad con el pueblo y el gobierno bolivariano y chavista, y con su unidad cívico-militar que lidera el presidente constitucional Nicolás Maduro Moros. Como dijo Fidel en la Universidad Central de Caracas durante su visita en enero de 1959: “La postura del Gobierno Revolucionario de Cuba será una postura firme y sin vacilaciones de ninguna clase, porque ha llegado la hora de que los pueblos sepan defenderse y sepan plantear sus derechos.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more