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Laxey demands changes at Alliance Trust

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NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) 2009 Circular

first_imgNicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2009 circular For more information about NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw)  2009 circular Company ProfileNICOZDIAMOND Insurance provides short-term insurance solutions for the personal, business and commercial sectors. The personal insurance and all-risk portfolios cover private households aswell as all outbuildings, pool pumps, gates and walls, and extended to cover movable content in private dwellings, motor vehicle insurance for private-use vehicles with a carrying capacity of over 2-tons and used for private purposes, jewelry, cameras, mobile phones, sports equipment, bicycles, spectacles and mobile devices. The company was established in 2002 with the merger of National Insurance Company of Zimbabwe and Diamond Insurance Company; it operates in three countries (Zimbabwe, Uganda and Malawi); has consistently received A-rating status from the Global Credit Rating Company in South Africa; and is one of the few short-term insurance companies in Zimbabwe to hold an ISO certification from the Standards Association of Zimbabwe. Nicoz Diamond Insurance Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporation is a financial services institution offering retail, wholesale, investment and transactional banking services to government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, small- to medium-size enterprises, micro businesses and individuals in Africa and internationally. The banking group operates in the domestic, corporate and investment banking segments. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated offers a full-service product offering which ranges from current and savings accounts to business accounts and term deposits. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated also provides services for institutional banking; ranging from treasury and investment banking to commodity/trade finance, debt issuance and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and syndicated lending. The financial institution operates a network of approximately 1 200 branches and offices in the major towns and cities of Ghana. Its head office is in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporation is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Canadian Primate responds to dissenting bishops over same-sex marriage

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By André ForgetPosted Oct 5, 2016 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Human Sexuality, Submit an Event Listing 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Same-Sex Marriage Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags 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 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL [Anglican Journal] In a written response to a statement issued by seven Canadian bishops expressing their dissent from General Synod’s decision to move toward solemnizing same-sex marriages, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, pushed back against several of the points they had raised.  Full article. Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion, Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canadian Primate responds to dissenting bishops over same-sex marriage Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

Minnesota Bishop Brian N. Prior announces plans for seeking new…

first_img Bishop Elections, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service House of Bishops, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Sep 25, 2018 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA People An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Tags [Episcopal Church in Minnesota] Bishop Brian N. Prior issued a statement on Sept. 25 announcing he plans to step down after nearly a decade of service leading the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. His announcement says the diocese’s 10th bishop will be consecrated in February 2020. The full statement follows.Minnesota Bishop Brian PriorBrothers and Sisters in Christ,With the beginning of my 10th year of serving as the Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota on the horizon, and after much prayer and conversations, the Spirit has led me to believe that it is time to begin the process of calling the 10th Bishop of Minnesota.The question inevitably is, why now? ECMN is clear about its calling to engage God’s mission of becoming the Beloved Community. In every corner and in countless neighborhoods faithful Episcopalians are participating in the Jesus movement through building relationships and cultivating partnerships across the great state of Minnesota.ECMN is incredibly healthy. We are blessed to have great clergy and lay leaders, a phenomenal Team of Missioners and very competent leaders at all our affiliates. Our Elected Bodies and our Mission Areas are functioning at a high level of collaborative leadership. We are, and have been for a number of years, very financially solid; including being debt free on all ECMN properties.Why now? Because what I have learned in over three decades of leadership and ministry development is that the best time for leadership transition is when the organization is healthy, has strong shared leadership, and a clear sense of its mission. ECMN is in a great position to expand its capacity for engaging God’s mission of the Beloved Community.Serving as Bishop of ECMN is an incredible privilege and an immense blessing. I absolutely love serving as the Bishop here. And that, too, is why now. Because I believe others should have the opportunity to serve in such a Spirit-filled place with such gifted people. It’s a great time for me to get out of the way and create space for the Spirit to bring whom you will bless next as you have immeasurably blessed me.My family and close friends know that for years I have had a countdown app on my phone that marked the date I was eligible to activate my pension. That date was a little over a year ago. During the last year, Staci and I began to discern what a next chapter might look like for us and our family. Bishop Todd Ousley, Bishop for Pastoral Development, Presiding Bishop Curry and a few close colleagues and confidants have walked with us during this time and we are exploring a myriad of possibilities to use our gifts for God’s mission. Staci and I would greatly appreciate your prayers.The election of your 10th Bishop will be at our ECMN Convention. The Ordination and Consecration of your 10th Bishop will be in February of 2020. Between the election and the Consecration I will take a portion of that time for my unused sabbatical. In short order, the Standing Committee, working with Bishop Ousley will call a search Committee and Transition Committee.As ECMN begins this season of discernment for the 10th Bishop, we will continue to engage God’s mission of the Beloved Community. As always, I invite all of us to pray deeply and participate fully.Click here for a resource to use as a bulletin insert or for wider communication.The Rt. Rev. Brian N. PriorIX Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Minnesota Bishop Brian N. 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Industrial Designer House / Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKoji Tsutsui Architect & AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on May 02, 2011Cite: “Industrial Designer House / Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates” 02 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Year:  Industrial Designer House / Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/131825/industrial-designer-house-koji-tsutsui-architect-associates Clipboard Industrial Designer House / Koji Tsutsui Architect & AssociatesSave this projectSaveIndustrial Designer House / Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates 2007 Architects: Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/131825/industrial-designer-house-koji-tsutsui-architect-associates Clipboard CopyHouses•Japan Projects Houses “COPY” Japan Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 10 Share Photographs:  Masao Nishikawa Text description provided by the architects. In a quiet residential area in metropolitan Tokyo resides the Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates constructed Industrial Designer House.  The client required that that the house be not only private in nature but also in coexistence with the client’s feelings for his life’s work, industrial design. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaArchitect’s description and photographs following the break. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaAlong the process of putting together the requirements, it became clear that the client wished to have: an indoor garage for his beloved vehicle; a study with a view to the car; a living/ dining space where his treasured industrial products will be displayed; and completely separated guest room and bed room for sleep. On the other hand, considering that the act of thinking about design is part of the client’s daily life, it occurred to me that the division between designing and living needed to be as ambiguous as possible. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaWhile focusing on fulfilling the requested functions, I attempted to divide each room and softly connecting them together at the same time. The living/dining room is a core, with its large opening that provides external views and natural light. Ambiances of sunlight and landscape are introduced to the rooms connected to this core through internal openings, in a smooth and indirect manner. All elements are made into a primitive space composed of purely architectural factors such as floor, wall, ceiling, stairs, void and openings. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe result is an internal space as an abstract substance. Valley of walls on third floor, refreshing expanse in the living/dining room on second floor, and cave-like study and garage on ground floor; everything is woven together into a landscape that offers a variety of sceneries. The steel-frame structure was adopted for an easier expression of the softly connected sequences. Taking advantage of the steel’s lightness and strength, some rooms are suspended while others feature beams with dynamic skip, in order to realize a sense of free flow within the entire space. Steel sheet used on exterior walls also serves as window glazing system, expressing in an abstract manner to the outside the flow of space set free by this steel frame. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaHopefully this building will surpass my intents the moment when such architectural sceneries, the client’s feelings toward industrial products and the actual living all meet together.Project gallerySee allShow lessOloron Saint Marie Multimedia Center / Pascale Guédot + Michel CorajoudArticlesXintiandi Factory / Peter Ruge ArchitektenArticles Sharelast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgLong Island U. faculty locked outEven before their contract expired on Aug. 31 and before classes start on Sept. 7, 400 members of the faculty and adjunct teaching staff at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University received notice that they were being locked out as of Sept. 3. The university said that it was taking this measure to pre-empt a strike vote to be taken on Aug. 31, and that replacement faculty would be teaching classes.The bargaining committee of the Long Island University Faculty Federation had been in negotiations since April, but a number of major sticking points have remained: a longstanding imbalance in salaries at the Brooklyn campus compared to those at the Post campus on Long Island, and changes to post-tenure review, adjunct teaching hours, and faculty input in class size and online curriculum.In a LIUFF statement released Sept. 1, the union denounced the proposed parity clause between the two campuses as “inadequate” and called the changes the university wants “onerous” and “harsh.” LIUFF President Dr. Jessica Rosenberg said the union “will not be intimidated by a lockout that is unprecedented in LIU history, and will continue to bargain in good faith.” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sept. 5) In fact, The Nation noted on Sept. 4 that this is the first time in U.S. union history that faculty have been locked out at a university.The LIUFF announced that on Sept. 7, students will be met by a picket line at the Brooklyn campus at Flatbush and DeKalb avenues. A union meeting is called for Sept. 6. (liuff.net) To show solidarity with this struggle, sign the American Federation of Teachers letter at tinyurl.com/hj39lgm.Struggle for union continues at Trump Hotel Las VegasOn Aug. 26, the largest picket line yet marched on the Trump Hotel Las Vegas, demanding a union contract for 500 housekeepers, porters, cooks and other mostly immigrant workers — 55 percent women and 56 percent Latinx. Joining them were members of the Ironworkers union, in Las Vegas for their annual convention, other unionists, and faith-based and community supporters. Although the National Labor Relations Board certified the workers’ election to join the Culinary and Bartenders unions (both affiliated with UNITE HERE) last December, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to show anti-worker, anti-union hostility by refusing to recognize the unions and negotiate a contract.The NLRB General Counsel has issued four separate unfair labor practice complaints against Trump Hotel Las Vegas for alleged offenses since 2014. This July an NLRB administrative law judge issued a new decision that the hotel committed six unfair labor practices, including illegally threatening and interrogating employees. Of course, Trump Las Vegas appealed it. On Aug. 17, the NLRB General Counsel issued a new complaint alleging that Trump Las Vegas is illegally refusing to comply with the NLRB order upholding union certification.Meanwhile, on Aug. 16, Culinary Union Local 226 launched www.VegasTravelAlert.org/Trump, a website to educate and inform the travel industry about the ongoing, escalating labor dispute at the Trump Hotel. Workers there are paid wages and benefits worth approximately $3 less an hour in comparison with the thousands of union workers on the Las Vegas Strip. (culinaryunion226.org, Aug. 16 and 25)Illinois domestic workers win bill of rightsDomestic workers in Illinois are celebrating a new bill of rights that Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Aug. 12. As of Jan. 1, nannies, housecleaners, homecare workers and other domestic workers — mostly older women, immigrants and/or women of color — will receive the minimum wage, protection from discrimination and sexual harassment, and one day of rest every seven days for workers employed by one employer for at least 20 hours a week. The bill of rights was needed to amend four Illinois state laws, capping a 5-year campaign to make Illinois the seventh state to adopt such protection — following California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon. (In These Times, Aug. 16)The National Domestic Workers Alliance seeks to eliminate the exclusion of domestic workers under the 1938 federal so-called Fair Labor Standards Act — an exclusion made under pressure from segregated Southern states, and adopted by most states.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pakistani authorities urged to respect press freedom ahead of election

first_imgGul Bukhari, a journalist known for her anti-military views, was on her way to participate in a TV broadcast in Lahore on 5 June when she was abducted and detained for several hours. A few hours later the same day, and just a few kilometres away, investigative journalist and BOL News anchor Asad Kharal was brutally assaulted by masked men. RSF has written to Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk (right) about the recent press freedom violations in his country. In early June, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor (left), the spokesperson for Pakistan’s military, accused journalists of circulating “anti-state and anti-military propaganda” (photos: Amir Qureshi / AFP – News One). The letter said: “What with threats, abductions, beatings, illegal suspensions and disrupted distribution, media and journalists are being harassed by the military and intelligence services, as well by political actors, in a clear attempt to intimidate them and prevent independent reporting ahead of the elections.” Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence PredatorsViolenceDisappearances At a press conference the previous day, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, the spokesperson for Pakistan’s military, accused a number of journalists of circulating “anti-state and anti-military propaganda.” PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence PredatorsViolenceDisappearances Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Related documents RSF et Freedom network joint letter to Pakistan caretaker Prime ministerPDF – 230.65 KB Marvi Sirmed, a journalist who has often criticized the military establishment’s interference in civilian life, discovered on 21 June that there had been a break-in at her Islamabad home. Only her laptops, other electronic devices and her passport were taken, suggesting that the aim was to get access to her files and online personal information and to obstruct her work. Censoring independent media Pakistan is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its local partner in Pakistan, Freedom Network (FN), sent a joint letter to caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk on 25 June, exactly one month ahead of Pakistan’s general election, calling on the authorities to allow journalists to cover the campaign freely. to go further January 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation “This interference is absolutely unacceptable in a country that claims to be democratic. We call on Pakistan’s civilian and military authorities to let journalists work freely and inform the public without threats or reprisals. The respect of Pakistan’s leaders for their fellow citizens and the country’s international credibility are both at issue.” News “We have been seeing an alarming increase in violations of press freedom and the circulation of news and information in recent months,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. center_img News News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Loss of credibility When cable TV operators stopped carrying the Geo TV network’s channels, including Geo News, in much of Pakistan in April, this act of censorship was said to have been ordered by the military because Geo TV had given airtime to Nawaz Sharif, who was removed as prime minister by the supreme court in July 2017. June 26, 2018 – Updated on July 2, 2018 Pakistani authorities urged to respect press freedom ahead of election News Censorship and intimidation of the media are incompatible with democracy, the letter said in essence, voicing deep concern about the increase in abuses against journalists that has had a grave impact on the proper conduct of the election campaign. RSF distributes a regularly-updated Handbook for Journalists during Elections with specific, detailed answers to the many issues involved in all aspects of elections coverage. June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Freedom Network executive director Iqbal Khattak added: “The Pakistani people must be fully able to exercise their constitutional right to elect a new government on 25 July. Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk and Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar have publicly stated that they will ensure free and fair elections, for which a free and independent press is essential. The election results will have no credibility if journalists are not allowed to cover the election without hindrance, pressure or manipulation of any kind.” April 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan RSF_en A few weeks later, distribution of the English-language daily Dawn, began being disrupted in much of the country after it published an interview with Sharif in which he criticized the military’s excessive power and meddling in public affairs.last_img read more

Group calls for reversal of Deputy Joe McHugh appointment

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