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RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) HY2004 Presentation

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2004 presentation results for the half year.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2004 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

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National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Byron Kelleher – Toulouse and New Zealand

first_imgLuke McAlisterCarl Hayman Byron Kelleher‘The Bison’ has clocked more time and experience than most players, yet still plays with the same vigour and enthusiasm as he did when he first stepped onto the pitch in a Waikato shirt. The green fingered, scrum half/eco warrior took some time out to chat about pitch antics, best friends and a Desperate Housewife he’s enamoured with.RUGBY WORLD: Who are the jokers in the Toulouse squad?BYRON KELLEHER: Jean-Baptiste Elissalde is pretty crafty, especially with the younger guys. He once put a dead fish in someone’s locker. It went off in there and it stunk the place out!RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?BK: Once, in the middle of the game, a guy had his undies ripped off. It was a big final so we were trying to be really serious and carried on playing. At the next ruck everything was on show – it’s not great having to put your head next to someone’s bits and pieces!RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?BK: My All Blacks rugby jersey. And any other memorabilia from my rugby life. It all means a lot to me.RW: What are your nicknames?BK: I’m Wazza to the All Blacks because when I was young and just getting into the squad Josh Kronfeld thought my name was Warren. I didn’t say anything because he was an All Black and could call me whatever he wanted! So that turned into Wazza. And at Toulouse they call me The Bison.RW: Do you have any phobias?BK: I’m terrified of heights.Eva Longoria – Byron’s ideal womanRW: And bugbears?BK: Rude people irritate me. Manners cost nothing.RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?BK: I’d like to be able to see into the future so hopefully I could create good things.RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?BK: Eva Longoria.Stupid purchases, Keepsakes and Life after rugby… RW: What’s your idea of a dream holiday?BK: Palm trees, white sand, turquoise sea and hot weather. Anywhere tropical is perfect for me.RW: What couldn’t you live without? BK: My best friends. I’ve got a mate I’ve known for 20 years who I met through an ex-girlfriend. It’s great to spend time with the boys in the squad but you need to get away.RW: What’s the silliest thing you’ve bought?BK: Golf clubs because I never use them! Lots of the boys play golf but for me they were a complete waste of money.RW: What’s your dream car?BK: Aston Martin DB9, like James Bond! In the South of France with the roof down. Awesome.RW: Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?BK: Muhammad Ali because he’s my icon. Eva Longoria because she’s beautiful. And Barack Obama. I’d like to ask him about the environment, and find out his perspective on how he’s going to get the world out of this mess!RW: Any bad habits?BK: Nothing that can be printed I’m afraid!RW: Do you collect anything unusual?BK: I love travelling around different countries, and I always buy something for my house from every country I’ve been to, whether it’s a painting, a sculpture, or anything really just to remember the country by. At home in New Zealand I have a lovely big house in the middle of a fruit orchard.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?BK: Just to be happy and achieve my dreams. I’m involved in some environmental projects, and helped make a documentary called Home which was shown all round the world. As a rugby player from New Zealand I wanted the chance to give something back, and I want to make people realise that we’ve only got one world so we should look after it.RW: Who is your ideal woman?BK: Eva Longoria – are you starting to see a theme here?!RW: How would you like to be remembered?BK: As a bubbly person and someone easy to get on with.Check out his profile for New Zealand Learn more about Byron’s teammates at New Zealand…center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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WCC hears about attacks on Egyptian Christians

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release WCC Assembly 2013 Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 WCC hears about attacks on Egyptian Christians Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Wedad Abbas Tawfik tells WCC delegates about the situation for Christians in Egypt. Photo: Peter Williams/WCC[Anglican Communion News Service] “’God of life, lead us to justice and peace’ has become a prayer around the world.” These were words of Dr Wedad Abbas Tawfik about the theme of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly. She shared her experiences and hopes for social and political stability as a Coptic Christian in her country, Egypt.Tawfik, who was one of the speakers at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, made special reference to the situation of Christians in the Middle East, Egypt and Syria in particular, inviting prayers for peace for the region.Tawfik was addressing a plenary session of the WCC assembly on 31 October.“Experience of turmoil and pain in my own country allow me to share with you how Christians in Egypt continue to bear witness to the God of life,” said Tawfik, who is also a member of the Middle East Council of Churches.She explained that Christianity has deep roots in the history of Egypt. Therefore the recent developments and turmoil affecting Egyptians are most unfortunate.Tawfik added that many Egyptians have seen their loved ones killed, injured, arrested or tortured, with Coptic Christians among them. Coptic churches have been attacked, and the property of Christians has has been destroyed, and relatives have been killed.The December 2010 “Arab Spring” raised the expectations of the Egyptians, aspiring for “justice and peace” in the Middle East region, has resulted in violence and instability.For Tawfik, the turmoil for Christians in Egypt began when they woke up to the news of an atrocious bombing of the Alexandria Church in 2011. The bombing resulted in killings of more than twenty people, according to media reports.“This terrorist attack still managed to unite both Christians and Muslims into a bond of suffering, where they mourned together. The Muslims also stood up in several localities to protect the Christians while they prayed in their churches,” Tawfik shared.“True Islam is against violence. By committing such acts, the terrorists violate the Islamic rules.”Striving for justice and peaceThe suffering experienced by the churches was only part of the whole picture of the country’s suffering, Tawfik said. Shortly after, on 25 January in 2011, both Christians and Muslims rushed together to the streets demanding their right to dignified life, freedom and social justice.For several days, Tawfik explains, “violence showed its ugly face, leaving countless peaceful protestors being attacked, yet they met with victory, and an oppressive regime was ousted, leaving behind an elated and hopeful Egypt”.She said, “After two years Egyptians went to the streets again, only more unified, determined and hopeful this time, rising against the oppressive regime.”Yet the challenges for Egyptians continued, said Tawfik. She shared that many Christians were killed in various government raids, while schools, buildings, orphanages, houses, buses and cars owned by the churches and Christians were destroyed.She went on to say that these terrorist attacks were perpetrated in the name of Islam. They clearly violate the values and principels of Islam which promote justice and peace for all, as is the case with all other religions.Amidst this suffering, Tawfik said, the church did not forget its role, as “God knows our troubles and is our patience, and fulfills good will for all.”“With this faith the churches has been striving for justice and peace. Witnessing the God of life in suffering is a real challenge, but the churches in Egypt have proved to be a true witness, and praying faithfully, ‘God of life, lead us to justice and peace,’” concluded Tawfik. Rector Belleville, IL 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 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 Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Ecumenical & Interreligious, Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Nov 1, 2013 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Middle East, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing 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 Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

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Los peregrinos a Ghana estudian el desarrollo como reconciliación

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Africa, Anglican Communion, Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Daniel McNeel Lane (“Neel”), quien preside la junta de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, se toma un selfie con niños de la escuela primaria anglicana en Bolgatanga, Ghana, durante una visita a la oficina de la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos, asociada de la agencia episcopal. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Accra, Ghana] No es infrecuente ver a mujeres usar asnos para arar los campos durante la temporada de cultivo en la región del Alto Este de Ghana. Los asnos resultan ser más fáciles de manejar que los bueyes y cuando se enganchan a un arado, las mujeres pueden valerse por sí mismas.“Como en cualquier parte del mundo, hay una estación muy definida para plantar y cultivar, y darles a las mujeres vacas para que pudieran plantar con los hombres no era factible”, dijo Lindsay Coates, una profesional del desarrollo y miembro de la junta de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo. “Encontrar una alternativa a los bueyes, un animal con el que las mujeres pudieran trabajar, y luego apoyarlas en sus empeños es un ejemplo de desarrollo que se afinca en la experiencia y los recursos locales”.Las mujeres que participan del programa de asnos de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo en la región del Alto Este de Ghana, reciben un asno, un arado y una carretilla. Un asno, que es más pequeño y más fácil de controlar que un buey, les permite a las agricultoras arar los campos por sí mismas. Con el dinero ganado de la venta de lo que plantan, pueden pagar las matrículas de la escuela de sus hijos y adquirir independencia. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.El  “programa de los asnos” como se le llama, era sólo uno de los programas de desarrollo de la comunidad basado en recursos que dirige la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos [ADDRO por su sigla en inglés] con el respaldo de  la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo que un grupo de peregrinos que estudiaba la trata de esclavos trasatlántica y la reconciliación visitó el mes pasado en la región del Alto Este de Ghana.La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo comenzó sus peregrinaciones a Ghana en 2010; las peregrinaciones están deliberadamente estructuradas como una pieza del desarrollo y la reconciliación, dijo Rob Radtke, presidente de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo.“La labor de desarrollo y reconciliación consiste en reparar relaciones y restaurar el reino de Dios en el mundo”, dice él. “resulta claro que a través de toda África muchos millones de personas fueron secuestradas, y uno se hace la pregunta retórica de ‘¿cuál sería el aspecto de África si la trata de esclavos no hubiera ocurrido?’ ¿Cómo sería el presente de África si no hubiera habido siglos XVII, XVIII y XIX?’.“La filosofía que tenemos en nuestra labor de desarrollo es la de reparar y ‘restaurar un mundo herido’”.La Rda. Stephanie Spellers, canóniga del Obispo Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal para la evangelización, la reconciliación y la creación, se ríe con el Rdo. Jeffrey L. Bower, presidente de la Comisión de Misiones Globales de la Diócesis de Indianápolis, durante una visita a la oficina de la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos, asociada de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo en Ghana. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Una de las primeras escalas de los peregrinos en Ghana fue la oficina de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo , a partir de la cual los funcionarios del personal han dirigido su programa de prevención del paludismo NetsForLife . Posteriormente viajaron a Tamale, y luego a Golgatanga, donde tiene su sede la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos de la Diócesis de Tamale.“Los grupos que vienen son únicos y le añaden dimensión a nuestro ministerio”, dijo el Rvdmo. Jacob Ayeebo, obispo de la Diócesis Anglicana de Tamale, al dar la bienvenida a los peregrinos.La ADDRO, explicó, comenzó en 1971 como un proyecto pequeño en apoyo de los agricultores. A partir de ahí pasó a comunidades de apoyo; más tarde la Iglesia reconoció la necesidad de consolidar su labor de desarrollo y se registró como una organización no gubernamental en 1998 con una junta independiente de gobierno. La ADDRO y la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo se asociaron en 2006.Una miembro de un grupo de ahorros con educación cuenta el dinero mientras la tesorera registra los detalles durante la presentación en Chuchuliga, Ghana. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.La ADDRO dirige un programa de salud integral en seis regiones, en los que ofrece capacitación sobre enfermedades tratables, entre ellas paludismo, diarrea y enfermedades respiratorias agudas; en asociación con el departamento de Salud de Ghana, distribuye mosquiteros tratados con insecticida para combatir el paludismo y su personal se ocupa de problemas de género, incluso el de abogar por los derechos de las viudas, empoderar a las mujeres mediante un programa de ahorro y préstamo y el programa de los asnos, y proporcionándoles animales a las familias para alimento y para aumentar sus ingresos.En el caso del programa de los asnos, mediante un crédito costeable y entrenamiento, las mujeres adquieren un asno, un arado y un carretilla, junto con semillas enriquecidas y fertilizante. En lugar de usar en el campo las herramientas manuales tradicionales, las labradoras aprenden a atender adecuadamente sus animales y a aplicar nuevas técnicas agrícolas y mercantiles para contribuir a incrementar la productividad.Debido a este programa innovador, las mujeres venden sus productos en el mercado local. Ganan también ingresos adicionales alquilando la carretilla para llevar suministros a otras personas en la comunidad.Sharon Hilpert, ex miembro de la junta directiva de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, conversa con unas escolares luego de una reunión comunitaria en Yelwoko, Ghana, donde la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos apoya las actividades agroprocesadoras para mujeres y dirige una clínica sanitaria. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Al igual que Coates, Sharon Hilpert, ex miembro de la junta directiva de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, se quedó muy bien impresionada con el programa de los asnos y con Esther, una de las participantes del programa.“Ella [Esther] estaba sencillamente radiante de pie junto a su asno al que ella ha bautizado con el nombre de ‘Dios sea con ella’ por creer que este asno que le ha llegado es parte de la bondad de Dios”, dijo Hilpert.Esther planta hortalizas, arroz, mijo y maíz para su familia y para vender en el mercado.“Con el ingreso que percibe de sus cosechas, puede pagar la matrícula escolar de sus hijos”, agregó Hilpert.El éxito de los programas de ahorro y préstamo, de asnos y de cestería es que todos crean condiciones donde las personas pueden facultarse.“No empoderamos a la gente; la gente adquiere el empoderamiento”, dijo Radtke. “Lo que les ayudamos a hacer es a tener su propia agencia, y eso, creo yo, es una de las marcas de autenticidad de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, nosotros no lo hacemos, nosotros creamos un contexto, proporcionamos información y ayuda técnica que  libera la abundancia que existe en estos lugares.“Estos son algunos de los lugares más pobres del mundo y sin embargo vemos círculos de ahorro donde las personas se valen de sus propios recursos y crean una vitalidad económica con sus propios medios. Nosotros proporcionamos un marco y un enfoque y algunas normas y algún entrenamiento al respecto, pero está prosperando por los recursos locales”.Unas mujeres tejen cestos como parte del programa de microfinanciación de la Organización Anglicana de Desarrollo y Ayuda Diocesanos que ayuda a las mujeres a generar ingresos mediante la creación de productos de calidad y el aprendizaje de destrezas mercantiles básicas. Las mujeres tejen cestas para venderlas en los mercados locales. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Coates dijo que ella cree que la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo es una líder por concentrarse en el desarrollo de la comunidad basado en recursos.“La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo se afinca deliberadamente en estructuras locales. Eso se ha puesto de moda en los últimos 10 años, pero esto ha sido el modelo de los negocios durante mucho tiempo. Las asociaciones con la Comunión Anglicana y el trabajo a través de los asociados religiosos que existen crea realmente esa propiedad local”, dijo Coates. “Y no se trata de construir algo nuevo a nivel local, se trata de utilizar lo que  existe localmente y respaldarlo de una manera en verdad respetuosa y sostenida. La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo se mantiene a la vanguardia haciendo esa labor”. – Lynette Wilson es redactora/reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Los peregrinos a Ghana estudian el desarrollo como reconciliación Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Featured Events Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Por Lynette WilsonPosted Feb 20, 2017 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

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Honey Creek Watershed Protection Project Closes Out

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jul 10, 2012 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Honey Creek Watershed Protection Project Closes Out Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Wrap Up 7/10/12 with Gary WilhemiNext articleHouse Ag Set to Get Started on Farm Bill Andy Eubank Almost two years to the day after USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s visit to Indiana to announce national and state funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the Honey Creek Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Project in Vigo County celebrated its completion.  Jane Hardisty, State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service congratulated the project’s local partners and sponsors at a celebration held today at the Vigo County Fairgrounds.Hardisty said, “This area has long experienced recurring, disastrous flooding.  The 2008 flood was especially devastating, claiming the lives of three local residents and causing over one billion dollars in damages.  Completion of this watershed project provides flood protection from 100-year, 24-hour storm events and will also positively impact thousands of residents and businesses in the southern part of Vigo County.”Working with key local sponsors, the Honey Creek-Vigo Conservancy District and the Vigo County Soil and Water Conservation District, NRCS applied for and received 3.3 million dollars in ARRA funding in 2009 to complete the third and most costly phase of the project located along Thompson Ditch.  Local sponsors raised another 1.8 million in matching dollars.  These funds allowed NRCS to provide engineering and technical assistance to construct the 3.6 miles of flood control dikes and concrete floodwalls.  Earlier phases of project construction were completed earlier and were located along Honey Creek.  It is estimated that the completion of this long-term project will contribute about $1.97 million in annual benefits to the economic growth of the area.Hardisty praised the leaders of the conservancy district and the SWCD for their dedication to and investment in this huge project.  She presented conservation appreciation plaques to Rick Jenkins, Chair of the Honey Creek-Vigo Conservancy District and Charlie Hendricks, Chair of the Vigo County SWCD.  Hardisty also recognized NRCS staff Eddy Adams (District Conservationist), Denise Held (Civil Engineer), Chris Ritz (Civil Engineer), Mike Cox (State Conservation Engineer), and Alyson Keaton (Contract Specialist) and thanked them for their excellent work.Hardisty said, “We are all grateful for the opportunity to help this community and provide a better quality of life for the residents and business owners of this area.  Without strong local leadership and the ARRA funds, the project would have not happened.”For more information about the ARRA of 2009, visit www.recovery.gov.  For more information about NRCS flood prevention and control projects, visit their website.Source: NRCS Honey Creek Watershed Protection Project Closes Outlast_img read more

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New owners to renovate Bunratty Shannon Shamrock

first_imgTies between Shannon Free Zone and the Chinese Government stronger than ever No plans for Bunratty theme park NewsNew owners to renovate Bunratty Shannon ShamrockBy Staff Reporter – April 13, 2017 4172 TAGSBunrattyShannon Shamrock Email Awards a real trip for Bunratty Shannon & Bunratty special feature: The man with two names tells tall tales of how it used to be Big investment lined up for Bunratty tourist attraction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Print Plans are afoot to reopen the Bunratty Shannon Shamrock hotelFAMED in its heyday for hosting airline crews from around the world, Bunratty’s Shannon Shamrock could once again find itself back in the social limelight as plans are afoot to reopen the hotel.Crescent House Limited, whose directors include Patrick and Mary Hoare, are to seek planning permission from Clare County Council to carry out renovation works at the hotel.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last Friday, planning notices were erected on the site of the Bunratty hotel which has been closed since 2009 as a new operator couldn’t be secured to take over operations.However, it has since emerged that planning is being sought for the partial demolition of existing structures at the rear of the building and for refurbishment and reconfiguration of the existing hotel including its 55 rooms, kitchens and bars as well as to convert the swimming pool to a function room.Castle House Limited will also seek to carry out work on meeting rooms, a conservatory, the car park and the hotel’s surrounding landscape at the Bunratty site. Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleJazz singer Sue Rynhart at Dolan’sNext articleOpen through Easter, D&M Garden Centre and Restaurant Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie History continues to be made at Bunratty Facebooklast_img read more

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Digitalisation Of Indian Courts, Mitigating The Hurdles Amid Outbreak Of Covid 19 With Post Lockdown Approach

first_imgColumnsDigitalisation Of Indian Courts, Mitigating The Hurdles Amid Outbreak Of Covid 19 With Post Lockdown Approach Kartik Dabas1 May 2020 12:37 AMShare This – xThe outbreak of Covid 19 from the Chinese City of Wuhan to more than 200 countries till date, hardly needs any discussion. Noval Coronavirus which appears to be deadlier than any other seasonal influenza, seems to be over for China, but the rest of the World is still grappling with the virus outbreak and so is India. The outbreak and its spread have shuttered many countries, paralyzed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe outbreak of Covid 19 from the Chinese City of Wuhan to more than 200 countries till date, hardly needs any discussion. Noval Coronavirus which appears to be deadlier than any other seasonal influenza, seems to be over for China, but the rest of the World is still grappling with the virus outbreak and so is India. The outbreak and its spread have shuttered many countries, paralyzed their economies and has affected everyday lives. The Judicial System of these Countries is being altered to maintain public safety, similarly India is emphasising on digitalisation of Courts to carry out its functioning, but without acknowledging the low technological literacy. The Supreme Court of India exercising its plenary power under Article 142 of the Constitution of India has laid down the guidelines for the Court’s functioning across the Country, but the technological and constitutional hurdles on the digital highway remains unanswered and need to be mitigated, especially considering the post lockdown resumption of court work, as this Virus will be with us for long and digital Court’s may be the new normal. The digitalisation of the Indian Courts during the pandemic, reminds me of the digitalisation project for Indian Courts which was first floated in 2005. The project was headed by Dr Bharuka (Former Hon’ble High Court Judge, State of Karnataka). In its first stage digitalisation project created computer centres and server rooms in all 15,000 courts operating from 2500 court complexes in India. The Second stage focused upon ICT coverage and the third on the information gateways among courts, agencies and departments. We are in the second stage of the transformation, but its due to the outbreak which has expedited the debate and talks of complete digitalisation of the judicial system. The primary challenge for the complete digitalisation of Indian Courts is to further the concept of ‘principle of open justice’. The common law concept encourages for court proceedings to be open and transparent to public, and is a cardinal feature of our judicial process. Amid the pandemic, Court functioning through video conferences has diluted this very principle and Court’s decisions are not reaching the masses, for whom the law is actually for. However, if seldom any, they are in form of snippets, articles through press and telecom media. This does not further the concept of open justice. The solution herein lies in a comparative analysis of judicial systems of different countries like US, UK and EU who have opted for Web Broadcasting and live streaming of the cases of national importance on dedicated channels. Availability of audio-visual recording on the Court’s Website will also strengthens the concept of open justice and these must be emphasised upon, especially when the lockdown is lifted as digital courts are bound to be the new normal. Even the Supreme Court Bar Association is of the similar view and suggested for the daily transcription of Court proceedings while referring to the cases of Naresh Sridhar Mirajkar vs State of Maharastra and Swapnil Tripathi vs Union of India. The idea of digital Courts sounds alluring amid the outbreak of Covid -19, but there are other technological challenges as well. Here the technology seems to trip itself over because the hurdles so created by itself, such as like the mammoth of the data which will be collected, collated and stored needs to be protected through proper encryption techniques, particularly when deposition in vulnerable and confidential cases. Though creating a virtual court room is economical and easy but the challenges like, adequate encryption and security when dealing with a confidential case, absence of e – signatures, e – attestations, e – vakalatnamas are the technological void and are major challenges for complete digitalisation of courts. Lack of technological literacy makes the judges, lawyers and clients equally vulnerable to cyber-attacks, recently the advisory issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs has banned the Zoom video conferencing application for government purposes. At last the professional life of budding lawyers needs special attention, here State Bar Councils in coordination with respective Bar Associations can provide for dedicated digital video conferences spaces / rooms in the Court complexes and consequently following the Covid-19 guidelines post the lockdown, so that the requiring lawyers can use the same. It is unquestionable that ICT can play a vital role in facilitating the Court’s function during the pandemic but highlighted shortcomings have to be addressed and adequately mitigated.Views Are Personal Only(Author is practicing Lawyer at Supreme Court) Next Storylast_img read more

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Brundidge gets FEMA grant for fire truck

first_imgSkip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Brundidge gets FEMA grant for fire truck Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories You Might Like Child Nutrition Program funding in question The Pike County Board of Education approved Monday the request of the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) to provide lunch as… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 6:34 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2013center_img Book Nook to reopen Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Brundidge City Council received good news at its Tuesday meeting.The city has received a FEMA Fire Fighters Assistance Grant that makes funds available to purchase a fire truck for the city’s volunteer fire department.Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas said the grant award is for $228,000 with the city’s match at $23,400.Thomas said the spec prices could have changed since the grant application was submitted a year ago, which means prices could be higher or lower. But either way, the grant is a good deal for the city.“ISO does not recommend keeping a fire truck that is 10 years old or older and that is the situation we are in,” Thomas said. He added that the city’s match, in time, could be refunded to the general fund from the city’s share of the countywide tobacco tax.The council authorized the city manager to sign the necessary papers to accept the grant award.The council also authorized the city to submit the necessary paperwork for a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant to install sidewalks along the north side of S.A. Graham Boulevard and the west side of Galloway Road, to and from designated points.Thomas said the preliminary survey for the project estimated the cost on Graham Boulevard to be $125,000. No cost estimate was made for the Galloway project.“This is a competitive TAP grant and there is no assurance that we’ll get it,” Thomas said. “But the council has been discussing this project since 2011. It’s a 80-20 match grant based on the cost of the total project, with the city assuming 20 percent of the cost.”Thomas reported that the city is in the process of erecting a 40×100-foot metal building to replace the structure that was destroyed by straight-line winds in 2012.The building was originally a hanger and had been converted to use as inventory space for the city’s utility department. The new building will be dedicated to that same use.The council voted to purchase a John Deere ATV from the local John Deere dealership at a cost of $8,000 and to declare the city’s current ATV surplus, making it available for bid. The ATV is used by the Public Works Department.The council also approved a request from the Southeast Alabama Solid Waste Disposal Authority for a franchise agreement to collect solid waste within the city.In other business, the council approved the Pike Area Transit System’s request for capital assistance for two new vans. The council voted to pay its prorated share of $1,600.Mayor Jimmy Ramage said PATS is a valuable asset to the people of Pike County and the city is proud to contribute.Ramage said that the city’s summer recreation program got off to a good start Monday night with both a girls’ and boys’ team playing at home and a boys’ team on the road.“We’re looking forward to a fun and successful summer recreation program under the direction of the Pike County School System,” Ramage said. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

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