Eaagads Limited (EGAD.ke) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgEaagads Limited (EGAD.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Eaagads Limited (EGAD.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eaagads Limited (EGAD.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eaagads Limited (EGAD.ke)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEaagads Limited grows, blends and sells coffee for the domestic market in Kenya and for export. Eaagads Estate is a coffee farm owned by Eaagads Company Limited and managed by Kofinaf Company Limited. The latter is registered in Kenya and owns a 61.74% stake in the business. The main production operations revolve around growing and pulping coffee beans which are then processed at the company coffee mill. Eaagads Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgAfromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAfromedia Plc is a leading media solutions provider in Nigeria which primarily produces out-of-home media platforms for airport and roadside advertising. The company started in 1959 as a small service arm of West Africa Publicity (WAP) which was incorporated in 1928 as part of the parent company, United Africa Company Plc (UACL). At the time, two companies were set up; Afromedia Nigeria Plc, to handle outdoor advertising services; and Lintas Plc to handle agency work. Both companies were run as independent members of the UACL Group. Afromedia Nigeria Plc was acquired by its Nigerian management team and became Afromedia Plc in 1972. Airport structures produced by Afromedia include backlit boxes, electroluminescent structures, ultra-waves, drop-down banners and wall drapes. Roadside structures produced by Afromedia include lamp post banners, LED lamp post banners, IAT uni-poles (illuminate advertising tower) and Super 48 sheet structure light boxes. Afromedia Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. Afromedia Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How important is the role of the captain?

first_img Front runner: Alun Wyn Jones has been namechecked as a likely Lions captain Talk to anyone at Northampton about Hartley’s stint there as club captain and they will tell you stories about he organised barbecues for academy players at his house to make them feel welcome. More to it than tossing a coin then and Hartley is obviously a good captain but he might not even make the plane for the Lions.Alun Wyn Jones, who recently took over the Wales job from Sam Warburton, is another bloke who claimed the captaincy would not change him and he had a good group of senior players to help him out.The reluctant captain: Sam Warburton was happy to be surrounded by leadersThe second row is one of the first names on the Welsh team-sheet and he has been as good as his word. He put his normal shift in in Wales’ first game against Italy as if the captaincy was no great burden at all and he is a front runner to lead the Lions. He will make the squad, he has done it before, in the last Test in 2013, and would be respected by all the squad. Three massive ticks.And it is not the burden it was back in the day when players did not get paid. Then the skipper was virtually the coach, he took training in the 1960s, sometimes as an act of subterfuge because amateurs were not supposed to meet up too early in the week, and was everything from spokesman to chief bottler washer.Nowadays the captain has all manner of people to support him. He is the link from the squad to what is normally a massive coaching team – Eddie Jones has a back room staff of more than 20 – so a lot of what the captain used to do back in the day is taken care of. The modern captain has just one job to do – and that is to lead and that is not just for 80 minutes at the weekend.Respect: The hugely experienced Rory Best led Ireland to a win over New ZealandIreland skipper Rory Best has been touted as potential Lions captain, and he has a win over the All Blacks on his CV, but is anyone coming up the rails apart from the three favourites?It does not take a massive leap of faith to see Warburton being asked to do the job again and he is in single figure odds with the bookmakers but what about Owen Farrell? He has done the job for Saracens, is an England vice-captain, will be captain sooner or later and is nailed on for a Test berth. With the Six Nations up and running all the chat has been about captaincy but how important is the role of the skipper and who will get the Lions job this summer? Martin Johnson always reckoned that us lot in the media made too much of the role of a captain – he said he had a team of leaders around him anyway when England were in their pomp – but we still can’t stop talking about it.Cricket captaincy is in the news as well with Alastair Cook giving up the England job but in cricket the top job is a lot different to the one in rugby. Johnson always gave the impression that all he did was to do the toss, lead the team out, talk to the ref and do a bit of press. There has to be more to it than that.Alf Ramsey, as we have noted before, said football managers got too much credit for wins and took much flak for defeats – maybe the same can be said of rugby skippers. Just ask Chris Robshaw.A quick look at the World Cup winning captains in rugby – David Kirk, Nick Farr-Jones, Francois Pienaar, John Eales, Johnson, John Smit and Richie McCaw – shows them to be pretty special men but most importantly they were pretty special players. Whoever captains the Lions in New Zealand this summer had better be a pretty special player as well.Leading by example: Martin Johnson led both the Lions and England with aplombWe are always told the most important thing for a captain is to be sure of his place in the side but that does not always apply as recent events may have shown.Dylan Hartley, England’s leader, has been under the microscope because he was banned and out of the game for eight weeks before their opening Six Nations match against France and some thought any amount of leadership skills could not make up for lack of match hardness.Eddie Jones disagrees. He claimed that England have so few leaders – there are not many Dallaglios, Dawsons, Greenwoods and Wilkinsons in the current lot says Jones – so he has to have his skipper on board 24/7. Jamie George, the form English hooker of the last few months, probably shakes his head at that one but it is just tough.King Eddie also says that most people don’t see most of what a captain does. He told us recently that one player had to be pulled into line for turning up late for something and Hartley was the man who did it.Natural-born leader: Dylan Hartley isn’t afraid to pull team-mates up for time-keeping“Young people do not like doing that,” said. “It is a skill we have to teach players and a process. It has to be dealt with.“The reality of elite sport now is that players come through academies and are told what to do every day. You have to find ways of overcoming it otherwise you end up with teams that cannot make decisions. They need to stand on their own two feet.” So there really is more to it than tossing a coin, talking at a microphone and communicating with the referee.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS But most of the money is on Alun Wyn.He seems to have got all the credentials for being a good captain. Whatever they really are.last_img read more

Desde remar a payasear, los pasatiempos les ofrecen a clérigos…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] Para la Rda. Bonnie Perry, rectora de la iglesia de Todos los Santos en Chicago, practicar kayak en las violentas aguas del lago Michigan mitiga el estrés de navegar por rutas igualmente agitadas de la vida parroquial.“Es una locura que haya jóvenes a los que asesinan habitualmente en las calles de Chicago”, dijo la rectora de la iglesia de Todos los Santos [All Saints Church] en Chicago durante una entrevista reciente con el Episcopal News Service. “Si estás continuamente inmersa en ese tipo de tristeza y de pena, terminas desmoralizada”.Renueva tu espíritu “remar y traer gente a lugares agrestes de la costa del lago Superior, o a Escocia, donde la mayoría nunca ha ido y es [un lugar] asombrosamente inspirador”, dijo ella. “El océano es inmenso, y uno no puede controlarlo. Tienes que estar atenta al momento y responder al medio ambiente”.Perry y otro clérigo episcopal dicen que sus hobbies los ayudan “vivir una vida fuera de la Iglesia” y en ocasiones [esa experiencia] los devuelve nuevamente a ella.El clero y los demás necesitan una “desconexión” entre lo que son y lo que hacen, según Elaine Hollensbe, asesora de  CREDO, un programa del Grupo de Pensiones de la Iglesia que durante 15 años le ha brindado oportunidades al clero y a algunos laicos empleados de la Iglesia de examinar áreas específicas de sus vidas y re-generar su pasión y su compromiso con la salud y el bienestar [físico y mental].“Debes crearte un lugar para ti donde exista un equilibrio entre tus propios intereses, características y anhelos individuales y los del colectivo, que en este caso sería el sacerdocio”, dijo Hollensbe, profesora adjunta de administración en la Universidad de Cincinnati.Algunos clérigos a los que ella ha entrevistado “se sentían bastante bien con sólo decir, muy bien, en este momento soy padre, no sacerdote. Pero algunos otros sacerdotes no podían hacer eso”, comentó ella.“Si no puedes, experimentas muchísimo estrés, y no tienes una idea de ti mismo que no sea la de tu trabajo. Es importante que las personas encuentren un nivel de equilibrio para hallar una identidad separada que los rejuvenezca, de manera que cuando contribuyan al colectivo tengan la energía y la reserva para hacerlo”, añadió.El pasatiempo y la vocación de Perry, kayaquista desde 1995, a veces coinciden. En Pascua, dijo ella, “Jesús se levantará de los muertos y… tomaré un avión y dirigiré un retiro de kayak para mujeres en Baja [California], México.”Ella comenzó a enseñar y adiestrar “realmente en serio” a otras personas en el deporte hace unos siete años. Ha ganado numerosos galardones y es una de las cuatro mujeres en Norteamérica certificadas como Líder de 5 Estrellas en el Mar de la Unión Británica de Canoa “que es algo bastante oscuro, pero realmente importante si entiendes de lo que estoy hablando”, agregó.“Tratar de mantener a ocho personas a salvo en su propia embarcación en medio de vientos de 20 nudos y olas de dos metros… confluye con lo que hago en la congregación, al tratar de resolver la mejor manera de dirigir para que la gente tengan el máximo de diversión, sin que lleguen a estrellarse contra las rocas”, señaló ella. “Pero no puedes controlarlo, puedes  dirigir y ofrecer sugerencias”.Algunas personas vienen a Todos los Santos debido a la “conexión con el remo”, apuntó ella.Y hay otras formas en que su vocación y sus pasatiempos se unen. “El año pasado, uno de mis estudiantes murió mientras remaba alrededor del lago Superior. Yo no estaba allí, él estaba haciendo un viaje solitario. De manera que terminé celebrando un oficio en su memoria en uno de nuestros simposios. No es un deporte sin riesgos, poro uno trata de atenuarlos”.‘Uno-dos por el Señor’ – Boxear en HoustonEl Rdo. Patrick Miller, rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Episcopal Church] en Houston, dicen bromeando que en principio él comenzó a boxear luego de algunas excesos de reuniones de la sociedad del altar.“Participaba de estas reuniones y me enfurecía, y enfurecerse en una reunión de la sociedad del altar no es correcto”, dijo Miller, de 46 años, durante una reciente entrevista por teléfono.Daba la casualidad que su anterior iglesia estaba localizada justo enfrente del Gimnasio Principal de Boxeo de Houston.  Se acercó un día y decidió intentar boxear como una disciplina cuaresmal y por el ejercicio.Una vez dentro del ring, descubrió que el deporte “es increíble”, dijo. “Los entrenamientos son increíbles. La gente es increíble. Adquirí con eso una increíble cantidad de sabiduría. Quiero a mi iglesia. Quiero a la gente de mi iglesia. Pero esto no es una iglesia, es un ambiente completamente diferente”.Y si bien [boxear] no responde exactamente el llamado del evangelio a poner la otra mejilla, él ha “disfrutado encontrando a Dios en lugares donde no lo esperaba”, dijo Miller, quien parafrasea otro de los mantras del boxeador ‘de lucha, siempre en la lucha’: “siempre estamos en la lucha, los pobres siempre están en la lucha”.“En el boxeo, hay asaltos de tres minutos con un minuto de descanso”, explica él. “Si tomas eso como una metáfora del vivir, ves que hay ciertos períodos de tiempo en nuestras vidas en que tenemos que estar en la lucha, y otros momentos en que tenemos que descansar, tienes que aprovechar ese descanso para poder mantenerte en la lucha”.Él señaló otros dichos del boxeo: “mi entrenador aborda [el tema de] la identidad. Me dirá: ‘Patrick, tengo un mal día, pero sabes qué. Sigo siendo Bobby Benton y voy a estar muy bien’”.Miller recibe una amistosa provocación que su veloz combinación, una ráfaga de golpes de izquierda y derecha, convierten en “uno-dos por el Señor.”Entre tanto, algunos de sus compañeros del ring se han convertido en feligreses. Algunos piden oraciones antes de una pelea y durante los retos de la vida, como divorcios y muertes en la familia, señaló Miller.La experiencia le ha dado a Miller una nueva perspectiva respecto a cómo comportarse durante las reuniones de la iglesia. Recientemente, contó, “en medio de una pelea, enfrentándote con alguien que trata de golpearte y tu tratas de golpearlo”, oyó la voz de su entrenador: “Desacelera. Respira. Esquiva. Avanza sobre él. Piensa siempre lo que va a pasar después”.Boxear lo ayuda a escuchar atentamente durante las reuniones de la iglesia, dijo. “Ahora voy a esas reuniones de la sociedad del altar y ya no me enfurezco”.Patrullar pistas de esquiar en OhioLa mayoría de los sábados por la noche, de diciembre a marzo, la Rda. Gay Jennings comienza un turno de ocho horas —no como sacerdote, sino patrullando las pistas de esquiar cerca de su casa suburbana de Cleveland.“La gente dice, ‘¿esquías en Ohio?’ Hay dos áreas de esquiar a unos cinco kilómetros de mi casa, en el Parque Nacional del Valle de Cuyahoga, un valle surgido de un glaciar, y hay zonas de esquiar a ambos lados del valle”, dijo Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados de la Iglesia Episcopal, durante una reciente entrevista telefónica. Son pequeñas. Decimos que es mejor que no esquiar”.Ella se enfunda en ropa muy abrigada, botas y chaqueta de patrulla, se abrocha la mochila de patrullar y se ajusta sus esquís en preparación para un turno de voluntarios que puede ser impredecible.A veces “es como una unidad MASH”, dijo ella, refiriéndose a las unidades quirúrgicas móviles del Ejército que se usan para emergencias en las líneas del frente. “Por ser los primeros en responder [a una urgencia], ella y su equipo de unas 10 personas reciben un extenso entrenamiento fuera de temporada en primeros auxilios y como técnicos en atención de emergencias a campo raso.“Esquiamos y vigilamos las pistas para cerciorarnos de que están seguras”, dijo Jennings. “Las lesiones pueden variar desde alguien que viene al cuarto de patrulla y pide una curita hasta una lesión grave en la cabeza o un fémur roto, lo cual exige sacar a la persona de la pista rápidamente y ponerla a salvo de manera que el próximo nivel de asistencia médica de urgencia pueda transportarla a un hospital”, explicó ella.Cuando comenzó de voluntaria hace 23 años, Jennings, que actualmente tiene 62 años, era canóniga del ordinario en la Diócesis de Ohio. Su vida parecía como si “todo fuera la iglesia”.En la patrulla, ha servido con el mismo equipo “ecléctico” —un arquitecto, un mecánico, un ingeniero, estudiantes universitarios, un coordinador comunitario— durante unos 15 años.“Algunos de nosotros asisten a la iglesia, y algunos de nosotros ni se acercarían por una iglesia”, dijo ella. “Nos cuidamos mutuamente dentro y fuera de las pistas. Comemos juntos, cada cual trae lo suyo y lo compartimos. Es como en la iglesia”.Su participación ha dado lugar a que le pidan que oficie en funerales y bodas de otros patrulleros de esquí a través de los años, y ella cree que ser parte del grupo la ha hecho una mejor sacerdote.Me ha “proporcionado recreación, fraternidad, amigos, un equilibrio en mi vida. Me ha obligado a ejercitarme, aunque a veces es atrozmente frío”, apuntó. “Me ha hecho una mejor sacerdote en el sentido de que me saca de la iglesia. Obviamente, eso [la iglesia] es el primer foco de mi vocación y ministerio, pero creo que uno puede tener algo bueno en demasía. Para mí, pues, el patrullaje de esquí me proporciona equilibrio y me divierte mucho”.Carpintería en San DiegoEl trabajo artesanal de planificar, serruchar, lijar, ensamblar y terminar un mueble ha sido un pasatiempo para el obispo Jim Mathes, de San Diego, por espacio de 30 años.A lo largo del tiempo, él ha construido estantes, escritorios y mesas de sala para amueblar los hogares de amigos y familiares; aproximadamente la mitad del tiempo, trabaja a partir de patrones comprados en la Internet. “La otra mitad yo diseño”, escribió en un correo electrónico.Recientemente, creó un estante de vinos, hecho de caoba para 52 botellas, que subastó durante una recaudación de fondos en beneficio de Servicios Comunitarios Episcopales, una agencia diocesana que ofrece servicios sociales a familias e individuos de bajos ingresos. Se obtuvieron $1.000 de la venta.“Escogí… caoba porque es una madera con la que me gusta trabajar, dijo Mathes. “Se ve bella con un barniz semibrillante”.La carpintería le proporciona “tiempo cuando creo algo tangible”, dijo. “Tengo la mente totalmente fuera de la iglesia —¡si no lo hiciera así, no tendría todos los dedos!”.Carolina del Norte: Una teología de la tonteríaEl Rdo. Joseph Hensley Jr. dice que disfrazarse de payaso, y más específicamente del personaje de su payaso Ashes, son parte de una teología de la tontería que “conmociona las cosas y ayuda a otros a mirar el mundo de manera diferente”.“Él ha caracterizado a Ashes —con pantalones negros de enorme talla y tirantes con los colores del arco iris, narizotas y cachetes colorados, sombreros estrafalarios, corbata caprichosamente anudada y camisa blanca, zapatos tenis negros Converse All-Star y a veces un acordeón— en lugares tan diferentes como la iglesia de San Lucas [St. Luke’s Church] en Durham, comunidades de jubilados y en medio del aeropuerto de Miami al regreso de un viaje de misión de la Iglesia a Belice.“Se trata de llevar este personaje chiflado a lugares donde podría haber necesidad de propagar alguna alegría”, dijo Hensley, auxiliar del rector de San Lucas, durante una entrevista reciente para ENS.El nombre de Ashes proviene de la canción de cuna “Ring Around the Rosie” [“Rueda en torno a la rosa”], explicó Hensley,  que llevará a cabo un taller durante la Conferencia de Formación Cristiana del 10 al 14 de junio en el Centro de Conferencias de Kanuga, en Hendersonville [Carolina del Norte].“Como líderes de la Iglesia, se espera que tengamos una apariencia impactante”, dijo Hensley, de 39 años. “En alguna medida creo que existe esa expectativa que nos damos a nosotros mismos y que otras personas nos echan encima, y tenemos que comportarnos de cierta manera y hacer ciertas  cosas. En el ministerio, lo que he tratado de hacer es poner esa imagen al revés”.Al igual que en la canción de cuna, que termina diciendo “todos nos caemos”, el espíritu de la payasada “ayuda a darnos un sentido de valor para estar dispuestos a caer —pero caer con gracias y con humildad, y, para mí, eso es una gran parte de la vida de la fe”.– La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service Traducción de Vicente Echerri Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Por Pat McCaughanPosted Apr 22, 2013 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Desde remar a payasear, los pasatiempos les ofrecen a clérigos un respiro y un renovado compromiso Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Ann Hallisey to retire, Andrew Hybl to become new CDSP…

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Ann Hallisey to retire, Andrew Hybl to become new CDSP dean of students Jamie Nelson to become manager of admissions Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC People, Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Theological Education Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY center_img Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Feb 24, 2017 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Tags [Church Divinity School of the Pacific] The Rev. Andrew Hybl (CAS ’1) will become Church Divinity School of the Pacific’s dean of students in May when the Rev. L. Ann Hallisey (DMin ’05) retires from that position, the Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, president and dean, announced Feb. 24.Hybl has served as director of admissions and recruitment at CDSP since 2014. In his new role, he will serve as pastor to CDSP’s students, foster student community on campus and among low residence students, and oversee initiatives to connect CDSP students with students across the Graduate Theological Union. He will also oversee admissions and recruitment strategy.Hallisey, who has been CDSP’s dean of students since 2011, is an executive coach, a spiritual director and retreat leader, and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She plans to focus on her coaching practice and organizational consulting work. Hallisey lives in Davis, California, with her husband, the Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner, who is the bishop of Northern California.“I’m extraordinarily grateful to Ann for her dedicated years of service to CDSP and for the care she has shown our students, especially in their transitions from seminary to ministry around the wider church,” Richardson said.“We will miss her faithful presence, but we are delighted that Andrew Hybl, whom Ann has mentored for nearly a decade, will step into her role. He has been an excellent director of admissions, and his lively ministry has already made CDSP a better place. I look forward to seeing his sense of fun and passion for faithful leadership at work in this new role.”Before joining CDSP, Hybl was curate and associate at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway, Arkansas. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Pacific School of Religion, and CDSP, and is a Navy veteran who served in the Iraq War. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, Julie, and their children, Oliver and Alice.When Hybl takes on his new role, Jamie Nelson (MTS ’15), who has been CDSP’s admissions and hospitality coordinator since 2015, will become manager of admissions. He will oversee the administrative and organizational aspects of the admissions process, working closely with Hybl.Nelson, a native of Washington and graduate of the University of Idaho and CDSP, is CDSP’s first out transgender employee. Prior to enrolling at CDSP, he was a newspaper reporter for the Wahkiakum County Eagle in his hometown.“Jamie’s thoughtful diligence and attention to each applicant’s strengths are a great boon for our admissions effort,” Richardson said. “I am very glad to have this opportunity for him to assume more responsibility for our recruitment and build even stronger relationships with our prospective students.” Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

Folded Corten House / x Architekten

first_imgSave this picture!+ 21 Share Folded Corten House / x ArchitektenSave this projectSaveFolded Corten House / x Architekten Projects ArchDaily Year:  CopyHouses•Linz, Austria Folded Corten House / x Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/16312/folded-corten-house-x-architekten Clipboard Houses Architects: x architekten Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/16312/folded-corten-house-x-architekten Clipboard Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Austria Text description provided by the architects. The existing building from the 1920s proved itself valuable to the client mainly due to the surrounding garden landscape. Nevertheless, there was the aim to create more space and living quality which was to be realised through revitalisation and extension. The client’s main wishes were the adaptation of the existing building to modern energy standards, a clearer and richer living space, the greatest possible view of the surrounding nature and the integration of garden and terrace areas into the living space and environment. Save this picture!The house is embedded in a rural settlement area on the southern border of the city Linz. Due to the growth of the city over the years, the residential area containing family homes that have a garden slowly became part of the urban area.From the architect’s point of view, this is mainly visible in the additional extensions of the family homes. The property including a house, a garden and an older stock of trees lies on a slightly inclined slope. The slope side is important here as it divides the property into two levels. The resulting difference in floor levels is balanced out by the existing building as well as the extension. Save this picture!Coming home to rural outdoor areas of the city, driving towards the house, parking and getting out of the car, entering the house. Every day, people take these “steps of transition” from the public to the private sphere, from the interior to the exterior. Save this picture!They are mostly accompanied by a series of uninspirationally strung together spatial sequences: the street, the forecourt, the garage, the staircase, the living room. Based on this, the words “Interior and Exterior” were linked by a unique coherent surface as a synonym for “Being at home and coming home” when building the extension of the existing building. This idea is implemented by folding and cutting the Corten steel panel which links the public and private area to become a seamless entity. The driveway becomes the living area, which becomes the supporting ceiling, and which then in turn becomes the terrace, the ceiling, the living area and the exit. Everything is seamless. The deep colour of the Corten steel works by framing and opening the rooms (fitness, sauna and office) and offers generous views and access to the surrounding nature. The extension embraces the archetypically existing building without merging with it. It remains confident and adapts itself at the same time. Save this picture!The extension of the living area is carried out with a Corten steel surface which enables us to feel more space and views. Its permanent auburn patina emphasises the steel as a carrying material which imposes structure. Compared with the strength of the steel, the glass panels appear to be transparent and light. We almost get the impression that they are not there. The steel construction presents itself as a strong and confident counterpart next to the existing building with its plastered façade with heat insulation.Project gallerySee allShow lessTaiwan Center for Disease Control Complex proposal by RSVPArticlesTwo events in Tokyo, by CuriosityArticles Share 2007 “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officex architektenOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLinzHousesAustriaPublished on March 17, 2009Cite: “Folded Corten House / x Architekten” 17 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Comedy star wins Irish philanthropy award

first_img Mrs Brown’s Boys star and creator Brendan O’Carroll has been named National Philanthropist of the Year by the Community Foundation for Ireland for his work with St Vincent de Paul (SVP).In 2013 Mr O’Carroll gave €225,000 to SVP and €100,000 to Irish Autism Action. He has been associated with SVP for a number of years. He has also given support to DEBRA Ireland and the Grace Nolan Foundation.[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://www.youtube.com/_wiyBIEC3vA[/youtube]The corporate philanthropy award was given to BNY Mellon for their work with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland in Wexford. BNY Mellon has provided in excess of €60,000 through direct donations, team-oriented volunteering, and employee/company matched fundraising to establish The ABI Ireland Clubhouse Day Resource Service.The special Brian Wilson Award was awarded to Jim and Adeline Callery for their contribution to cultural and educational projects in County Roscommon, including the foundation of The Irish National Famine Museum.Brendan O’Carroll of Mrs Brown’s Boys and Tina Roche, CEO of Community Foundation for IrelandThe Community Foundation’s CEO Tina Roche said:“Philanthropy is from both the head and the heart; it is truly planned giving. It focuses on results, on the longer term and on the sustainable. We hope these recipients will inspire and challenge others to give in a planned and strategic way, such as by setting up a corporate, family or personal fund with The Community Foundation for Ireland.”The Community Foundation manages over 50 funds and, since its foundation in 2000, has awarded over €20m to community groups and charities throughout Ireland. Grants in excess of €3.7 million were issued on behalf of donors in 2014 to charities and community groups, the highest annual amount distributed to date. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 January 2015 | News 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. Tagged with: Awards Celebrity Ireland Major giftcenter_img Comedy star wins Irish philanthropy award  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementlast_img read more

South Asia: Drive for profit fuels effort to evict poor

first_imgKarachi residents resist ongoing illegal demolitions and forced evictions.In Pakistan, Karachi Bachao Tehreek (KBT), an alliance of local activists struggling against evictions and illegal land grabs, reported that Bahria Town personnel, the town’s private guards, and Sindh province’s police entered various Goths [small neighborhoods populated mainly by Sindhi people] May 7 with heavy machinery, intending to further encroach on poor Indigenous people’s lands. Abdul Hafeez, a member of Sindh Indigenous Rights Alliance, informed the newspaper “Dawn” that guards and police attempted to destroy crops with bulldozers in Kamal Khan Jokhio Goth. Community members responded by engaging in acts of resistance against the intruders. After one person threw a stone at Bahria Town personnel, guards began shooting at the villagers. Indigenous activist Shaukat Khaskheli was shot, yet law enforcement took him to a police station rather than a hospital. Other villagers were kidnapped and tortured by Bahria Town guards for their acts of resistance and their refusal to allow Bahria Town to rob them of their land. (Dawn, May 9)Bahria Town’s latest barbaric attack parallels similarly horrifying capitalist endeavors taking place elsewhere in Pakistan.The Pakistani ruling class’s ongoing war against poor workers is centered on promoting corporate marketability and modernization. One of their most blatant attacks on the working class was its 2019 campaign to remove so-called “encroachers” from occupying “illegal” structures. Around the time that the anti-encroachment program was put in place, about 30% to 40% of Karachi’s economy consisted of informal markets catering to commuters and tourists, which provided livelihoods for about 2 million people. However, that did not stop government officials from demolishing people’s businesses and homes. At Empress Market, one of the most well-known markets in Karachi, at least 1,700 shops and stalls were destroyed during the anti-encroachment drive. A March 2019 report exposed the following information: “3,575 shops have so far been demolished, directly affecting no less than 17,500 workers, if we assume on an average five people tied to each shop. The number of affected people soars to 140,000 on the assumption that each worker has seven dependents.” (Dawn, March 12, 2019)The rampage against workers continues, even during a global pandemic.In February, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), the entity that oversees the anti-encroachment drives, announced it intended to begin a new drive near the Orangi Nala and Gujjar Nala — small ephemeral streams in Karachi. KMC claimed that the evictions of an estimated 14,000 homes and 3,000 commercial units was necessary to widen the drains, so that they could improve the “smooth flow of rainwater,” especially during floods. (Samaa TV, Feb. 25) However, there were more insidious motives for removing workers from their livelihoods and homes. People’s attorney Abira Ashfaq disclosed that forced evictions are conducted to transfer land management rights “to construction companies and the World Bank so that they [can] profit off it.” (The News International, Mar. 22) KBT’s research advisor Fizza Qureshi discovered that the data that KMC used to justify its pursuit of robbing the working class was faulty. In reference to the Gujjar Nala, “the recent urban floods in Karachi were not caused by Gujjar Nullah [drain], but rather due to gated communities and large plazas that had been constructed on river deltas and which catered exclusively to the elite.”Forced evictions in IndiaAcross the border in India, inhabitants continue to suffer from immense trauma and violence caused by legal and extralegal mechanisms used to profit off of the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with structural violence including vaccine apartheid, people in India continue to face the threat of forced evictions. Last year, over 20,000 people were evicted between March 16 and July 31, despite court orders that banned evictions during the COVID lockdown. Currently in India, 15 million people face the possibility of getting evicted.Under capitalism, workers will continue to suffer because this system will not and cannot provide the infrastructure necessary to ensure the well-being and safety of all workers. Capitalism kills. Its effects are clearly evident in the ruling class’s overt acts of terror against workers. The Bahria Town’s government invading poor Indigenous peoples’ communities and inflicting violence on them mirrors Pakistan’s national government and outside forces labeling workers as “encroachers” and removing “illegal” settlements. Forced eviction campaigns taking place in India leave people vulnerable to mandatory removal at practically any time. In each situation, the ruling class only wants one thing — profits. The pandemic and forced evictions will continue to primarily affect workers. We must build international solidarity and resistance against the ongoing attacks on our class. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalists get renewed accreditation in exchange for retraction

first_imgNews February 3, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists get renewed accreditation in exchange for retraction Follow the news on Zimbabwe ZimbabweAfrica November 12, 2020 Find out more News The Media and Information Commission yesterday finally renewed the accreditation of the 15 journalists working for the privately-owned Zimbabwe Independent weekly, after forcing it to publish a retraction of an article about the commission that appeared last year.Under Zimbabwe’s Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, a draconian law governing the country’s news media, it had been illegal for the 15 journalists to work since 27 January because the law stipulates that all journalists must be accredited with the commission.___________________________________________30.01.2006 Accreditation blackmail and arrest threats used against independent journalistsReporters Without Borders today condemned an attempt by Tafataona Mahoso, the head of the Media and Information Commission (MIC), to blackmail journalists working for the privately-owned Zimbabwe Independent weekly by refusing to issue them with work permits until their newspaper retracts an article questioning the MIC’s independence.The organisation said it was also appalled by the state security minister’s threat to arrest journalists working for foreign news media, and accused the government of adopting an increasingly aggressive stance.“Mahoso was personally criticised by one of the MIC board members and now he is determined to use blackmail to silence everyone who reports this,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The commission he heads, which was well known for being under the government’s thumb, is now functioning as his personal weapon.”Reporters Without Borders added: “This episode should serve to dispel any remaining doubts in the international community that the MIC is a purely political tool in the hands of an aggressive government.”The Zimbabwe Independent’s 15 journalists were turned away when they went to MIC headquarters yesterday in response to a summons to collect their accreditation. Under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), the draconian law governing the Zimbabwean press, journalists need MIC accreditation to be able to work, and their permits are reviewed every year.By way of explanation, Mahoso told the Zimbabwe Independent journalists they should “just ask Raphael Khumalo,” referring to the newspaper’s chief executive. MIC officials said that, at a meeting in his office with acting editor Joram Nyathi, Mahoso had demanded that Khumalo should publish a retraction of an article that appeared late last year.Like most of the independent press, the Zimbabwe Independent reported in late November that the MIC originally agreed to issue a licence to the owner of the Daily News and then changed its mind under pressure from the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO). The reports were based on a written statement by Jonathan Maphenduka, an MIC member who resigned in August in protest.Two weeks ago, Mahoso threatened the management of the independent weekly Financial Gazette (FinGaz) with non-renewal of its licence if it did not publish a retraction. After initially refusing, FinGaz finally complied in its issue for the week of 23-29 January.The 27 January issue of the governmental Manica Post weekly (which is based in the eastern city of Mutare) meanwhile published comments by state security minister Didymus Mutasa, who is in charge of the CIO, in which he warned journalists that “the net will soon close.” He said the government had identified the “closets” used by journalists who use pseudonyms to work for foreign media. He accused them of being “driven by the love of the United States dollar and British pound which they are paid by the foreign media houses to peddle lies.” Organisation September 1, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell to go furthercenter_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information Reports ZimbabweAfrica Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied baillast_img read more

Limerick FC announce partnership with Mongolian FF

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Lynch leaves Limerick FC for Hamilton Email Advertisement Soccer – Limerick FC look to Greece for bailout RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Russell calls for fans patience ahead of new season Limerick FC welcomed into Women’s National League Printcenter_img Previous articleMarty completes his Irish coastline challengeNext articleWhat would Terry have said about his bronze sculpture? Editor TAGSMongolian FFPat O’Sullivan Enkhjin Batsumber and; Pat O’SullivanEnkhjin Batsumber and Pat O’SullivanLimerick FC and the Mongolian Football Federation have announced a Community Partnership which they believe will be beneficial for both sides, with Belgutei Batjargul the first to come to the city as part of a planned exchange programme.After year-long discussions, Mongolian Football Federation manager Enkhjin Batsumber arrived on Shannonside this week as the deal was formally agreed, with Batjargul set to spend time training in the club’s Academy as well as beginning education here.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Batsumber and his colleagues had spent time in the UK last year searching for a potential partner with strong community links.However, Limerick’s community work impressed the Mongolian FF so much that the pair have now linked up. The partnership will see players, coaches and community staff travel from Mongolia to Ireland and vice-versa, with the potential for Mongolian National Team squads to come and train in Limerick.Limerick FC Chairman Pat O’Sullivan explained: “Football is the fastest-growing sport in Mongolia, and they would address a lot of issues through sport – that was their concept, which is really a lot like what we do.“The idea is that the Mongolian Football Federation will send people here to look at our community programmes, some will come over to develop coaching techniques and they will also send some young players to train in our Academy. On the other side of it, we will look at sending some of our community staff and students to Mongolia.”O’Sullivan added: “They would like to experience our football culture with the idea that some National Team squads would come to Limerick and base themselves here for a couple of weeks as part of their training and development.“We’re creating a structure where they will come over here. Bruff becomes very important in that aspect because we’d like to think the cost-base would be low in Bruff and it would be able to facilitate a lot of what is required.16-year old Belgutei Batjargul with Pat O’Sullivan“We discussed the importance of the youth structure we have here now. I explained that we only had a handful of players from Limerick playing with our senior team. We want our whole senior team to be from Limerick. We discussed the initiation of our Academy at the time and the fruits of that now.“The Mongolian Football Federation want to follow a similar pathway which is great. We are having a very open relationship to see how we can help each other.”On the partnership, Mongolian Football Federation manager Enkhjin Batsumber said: “What Mr. O’Sullivan is doing in Limerick is an ideal model of what we are trying to achieve in Mongolia; basically, bringing football into the community from grassroots level all the way to the top by focussing on and developing young players.“We want to incorporate football as a social tool to guide youth to a better path and keep them out of trouble. Football is the fastest-growing sport in Mongolia. Mongolians in general are very athletic people – despite our small population we’ve won gold medals in very tough sports like judo and boxing.“What we need is good management, good investment in infrastructure and to bring people into football at every level, either at grassroots or elite level. We are in discussions to bring young Mongolian players to train in Ireland to see if they can go all the way to the top at professional level. Some kids are already signing professional contracts in Europe, so the potential is there.“This is an amazing opportunity. I can’t thank Limerick FC and Mr. O’Sullivan enough. We are really looking forward to building this relationship and making it long-term. We hope to organise a National Team Programme where we can come here, train and stay in Bruff. I’m really happy that I had the opportunity to visit here to see it for myself. It has been an amazing experience already.”A central defender, 16-year-old Belgutei – known as Billy – has attended the academies of Arsenal and Chelsea as well as the Bobby Charlton Soccer & Sports Academy, and he will now spend time training in Limerick’s Academy.Batsumber said: “Billy is a young player who wants to develop his football skills. It will be a great experience for his future, not only because of football but learning the western culture and interacting with different people and young players here.“He can become a proper player, get a proper education and gain invaluable experience at a very important age as he moves towards adulthood.” SoccerLimerick FCNewsSportLimerick FC announce partnership with Mongolian FFBy Editor – June 30, 2017 1438 Twitter Limerick FC ban 30-strong supporters group Limerick FC face uncertain future ahead of Dundalk trip Linkedinlast_img read more