Continental Reinsurance Plc ( 2003 Annual Report

first_imgContinental Reinsurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Continental Reinsurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Continental Reinsurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Continental Reinsurance Plc (  2003 annual report.Company ProfileContinental Reinsurance Plc offers reassurance services for life and non-life classes through service centres in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia and Botswana. The company’s reinsurance offering covers fire and engineering; motor, liability and general accident; marine and aviation; oil and energy; and individual and group life risks. Continental Reinsurance Plc also provides specialist advisory services for reinsurance structuring, actuarial and risk management and product development support. Continental Property and Engineering Risk Services (CPERS) Limited in South Africa is a subsidiary of Continental Reinsurance Plc and operates as a technical referral competence with the Group. The subsidiary company was established to meet the growing demand for specialist engineering insurance risk cover and advisory services. Its core functions are underwriting, risk surveys, claims handling and training. Continental Reinsurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Continental Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

SBM Holdings Ltd ( Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgSBM Holdings Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Could the Sainsbury’s share price help you get rich and retire early?

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The Sainsbury‘s (LSE: SBRY) share price has outperformed the market over the past 12 months. During this period, shares in the retailer have increased by 18%.Following this performance, some investors might be interested in the company. Considering its defensive nature and position in the UK grocery market, the Sainsbury’s share price might be able to help you get rich and retire early. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Time to buy the Sainsbury’s share price?Over the past five years, Sainsbury’s has faced a challenging operating environment. The company has struggled to compete with discount retailers such as Lidl and Aldi. It also lacks the footprint of its larger peer Tesco.Sainsbury’s one advantage is its ownership of Argos, which has helped the business stand out in recent years. Unfortunately, Argos alone has not been able to offset the decline in sales from customers leaving to find bargains elsewhere. Still, despite these headwinds, the company’s profits and revenues have held up relatively well over the past six years. Sales have grown at a compound annual rate of 4% since 2015.And this year the company is set to report a net profit of £445m according to the City. That’s only slightly below 2016’s figure of £471m. These numbers suggest that the stock is trading at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of around 11. The sector average is 14, implying that the Sainsbury’s share price offers a margin of safety at current levels. The company’s profitability has enabled it to maintain its dividend to investors. The Sainsbury’s share price currently supports a dividend yield of 5.6%, compared to the FTSE 100 average of 4.3%. Industry comparisonThese figures show Sainsbury’s has coped well in the harsh retail environment of the past five years. That being said, the group’s numbers are relatively disappointing compared to its faster-growing peers.For example, Tesco’s operating profit has more than doubled over the past four years. From £1bn in 2016, it hit £2.5bn in 2020. The group has been able to achieve better dividend growth as a result. Tesco’s payout to investors is up 200% in the past three years. Similarly, Morrison‘s has seen its net income rise around 50% since 2016. The bottom line Despite the strengths of the underlying business, the Sainsbury’s share price may not be the best bet in the UK supermarket sector. The company has struggled to grow over the past five years, and this shows in the firm’s bottom line and dividend growth. Its peers have achieved a much better growth rate during this time. However, from an income perspective, the stock does offer one of the best dividend yields in the sector. It is also the cheapest in the sector. This may mean that if the group can return to growth, an improvement in investor sentiment may lead to a higher share price. Investors would be paid to wait for the recovery to take shape. So, as part of a diversified portfolio, the Sainsbury’s share price may offer the potential for high total returns. As a standalone investment, however, returns could be disappointing.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 | More on: SBRY Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Could the Sainsbury’s share price help you get rich and retire early?last_img read more

Rugby Rant: Fund GB women’s sevens!

first_img SEVENS’ admission into the Olympics is one of the most exciting developments in rugby in decades. In the women’s game it is probably the most transformational development ever.Here, at last, is the opportunity to put women’s rugby on the international map; at the top of the TV schedules; in the conversations of the world’s sports fans.Unsurprisingly, the top nations have invested heavily in their women’s sevens sides, recognising the possibility of an Olympic medal and the importance of growing the game. They now have full- or part-time training programmes for their athletes.The Netherlands and Canada took the lead, followed by the USA, Russia, Spain, Ireland and now New Zealand and Australia.The obvious absence from that list is Great Britain. Whilst the other nations are well on the way with their Rio 2016 preparations, here the game is being stalled by arguments between the people who hold the purse strings about who should fund the team.UK Sport think it should be the RFU (whose England players will provide the bulk of any GB women’s team and who fund a men’s sevens programme), and the RFU think it should be UK Sport. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS I have no idea who is right and no idea about the specifics of the arguments, but what I do know is that whilst those organisations fight amongst themselves the more impossible the task facing the GB women’s team becomes.Since NZ and Australia fully established their programmes last year, every IRB Women’s Sevens World Series event has been won by one of those two nations. In 2012, England won in London and Hong Kong. That is how quickly the world changes.In the context of the millions spent on GB Olympic sports and by GB rugby unions, a pretty small investment would turn GB women into Olympic contenders. But in the context of women’s rugby in this country the impact would be phenomenal: not just giving us another successful team to cheer in Rio but, more importantly, attracting the next generation of players and fans.Those opportunities will be lost without proper funding.center_img Australia women have really come on since they have received increased funding GB’s sevens team is being left behind in a funding row, says ex-England captain Sue Day in the June edition of Rugby Worldlast_img read more

George North v Chris Robshaw – Basketball showdown

first_imgFor the final round, it was a simple punt into the net, which North netted on his second attempt. Robshaw replied with a deft kick, Lionel Messi would have been proud of.Final score George North (Wales) 4 Chris Robshaw (England) 2.Will the Welsh keep the lead at 10pm tonight? We haven’t got long to find out. For more on the Six Nations, check out the latest issue of Rugby World. Inside the March 2015 issue, coach Graham Rowntree looks back at his Six Nations memories and explains the current team’s focus on the maul, while there are also exclusive interviews with forwards Tom Wood and Dan Cole.Plus, there are features on all of the other competing countries in the championship, including interviews with Samson Lee, Bernard le Roux, Greig Laidlaw and Luke McLean. They’ll be knocking bells out of each other this evening but away from the cauldron of noise at the Millennium Stadium, England captain, Chris Robshaw and Wales wing George North, took on the challenge of shooting hoops in a contest compered by David ‘Shaq Attack’ Flatman.In Round 1, with the free throw, North shows the skills of a back three player, to go into the lead, while Robshaw pushes his shot onto the rim and out. In Round 2, the hook shot, ‘grenade style’, North – what had obviously been practising – puts another ball into the net, while Robshaw pulls his horribly wide., Round 3, North, who will surely be scouted for the NBA soon, nails the reverse back ‘over the head’ shot, while Robshaw can only squew his shot wide.With a rugby ball in Round 4, Robshaw’s mojo returned as he deftly spun a pass into the net, while North, surprisingly rimmed the hoop with the oval ball. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Chris Robshaw and George North are renowned for their skill and power on the field of rugby, but what are they like on the basketball court? Hoop dreams: Chris Robshaw and George North indulged in a little Wales v England rivalry last_img read more

Bishops consider issues of diversity and impairment among leaders

first_img September 21, 2016 at 6:07 pm I personally think Jesus would be much more interested in Randy’s parish’s ministry of hospitality than he would be in your ideas about theological “syncretism.” In fact, though he repeatedly insists on hospitality, I don’t recall a single place in the gospels where he makes any remarks on theological “orthodoxy.” Not for nothing, but Paul’s description of the church’s purpose is “the ministry of reconciliation.” Calling people names when you don’t agree with them isn’t gonna get reconciliation very far. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Daniel Berry. NYC says: The Rev. Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church, films the House of Bishops on Sept. 20 for inclusion in a video version of the house’s “Word to the Church” released at the end of the Sept. 15-20 meeting. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] The House of Bishops spent part of the last day of its meeting here discussing diversity in the bishop-election process, as well as impairment of church leaders due to substance abuse and mental-health issues.Also on the final day of their Sept. 15-20 gathering, the bishops called on the entire Episcopal Church to “set our sights beyond ourselves and to minister to the several nations where we serve and the wider world.” The full text of “A Word to the Church for the World” is here, along with videos of various bishops reading parts of the letter in English and Spanish.And the bishops elected the Rev. Carl Wright to be the next bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries. Details of the election are here.After a short discussion, the bishops referred a resolution on diversity in the bishop-election process to the General Convention Task Force on the Episcopacy. The resolution first came to the bishops at their spring retreat. In that iteration it would have had the bishops reserve the option to withhold their consent after any episcopal election that did not include at least two qualified people of color and two qualified women. In the spring, the bishops tabled the resolution until this meeting. They were presented Sept. 20 with a substitute.The substitute resolution states that the House of Bishops “regrets the extent to which we remain predominantly a body of white males” and commends those dioceses that have elected or included among their nominees women and people “outside the dominant culture.”It encourages diocesan standing committees and nominating bodies to continue that trend. And it encourages standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, which must consent to any bishop election in the church, to “give serious consideration to the inclusivity of the search process and the diversity of the final slate of candidates in making their decision.”Bishop of Oklahoma Ed Konieczny moved to refer the substitute resolution to the Task Force on the Episcopacy because the house heard earlier in the day that the group’s preliminary work shows that the slates of nominees in some recent elections diocese were diverse, but the electors were unwilling to consider that diversity.Not all bishops agreed with the referral.Bishop Suffragan Dena Harrison of Texas, referring to herself as “one of the categories of people referenced in this resolution,” told her colleagues that after 10 years in the house she had “grown very weary of this house’s propensity to refer to others the responsibility” for educating dioceses about accepting people other than white males as bishops.“We just observed that by the time an election occurs it’s too late; that if the leadership of the diocese has not prepared the culture to accept women of color, men of color, women, it’s not going to happen. And I find it very disingenuous that this house is so facile with instructing other groups about their responsibilities in this area,” Harrison said. “If this house wished to seriously consider making change, it would have a very different approach to this conversation.”House of Bishops Music Chaplain Dent Davidson, center, plays the opening hymn during the meeting’s final Eucharist. Maine Bishop Steven Lane, left, provides percussion and Dominican Republic Bishop Julio Holguín leads the singing. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceIn addition to talking about the diversity issue, task force member Bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania Sean Rowe told the bishops earlier that the group was also considering such questions as possibly bringing some uniformity to the wide range of titles for bishops who work under the diocesan bishop. Rowe said there are assisting bishops and assistant bishops, for instance. There are also provisional bishops., of which Rowe is one for the Diocese of Bethlehem. Assistant bishops are specifically named in the church’s canons; the others are not.Rowe said during a short question-and-answer session that the task force doesn’t have any bishops of color but more than half of its members are women.Also during that session, Diocese of Albany Bishop Bill Love, who called himself “one of the few theologically conservative bishops representing theologically conservative dioceses,” said he was “somewhat nervous about the wider church trying to become more involved in the elections within dioceses.”“No doubt there a lot of folks that would like to see Albany move in a different direction,” Love said, urging caution about whether theological diversity also becomes an issue in elections.Bishop of Ohio Mark Hollingsworth, vice chair of the house’s Commission on Impairment and Leadership, briefed the bishops on that group’s work. He said that while the group has focused intentionally on impairment due to alcoholism and substance abuse, it has also included “other addictions and personality disorders” in its study. The commission, Hollingsworth said, has been using confidential case studies to understand “the individual and systemic dynamics involved” cases of impairment.Part of the committee is also developing a theological and ecclesiological context “for understanding the responsibility and accountability inherent in a healthy, safe Christian community,” he said.The house created the commission by resolution at its March 2015 meeting. The previous December then-Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook struck and killed a bicyclist while driving intoxicated and texting. In October 2015, she was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to automobile manslaughter and three other criminal charges.The members of the impairment commission have met seven times since November. Hollingsworth said the group plans to make recommendations for action and further review in time for consideration at the 2018 meeting of General Convention.The bishops’ “A Word to the Church for the World” encourages the church to journey further outward as part of its mission.“Lament[ing] the stark joylessness that marks our present time” and what they called the widening fissures that are dividing society, the bishops said that it was time to “follow Jesus into our fractured neighborhoods, the nation and the world.”“Let prophets tell the truth in love. Let reconcilers move boldly into places of division and disagreement. Let evangelists inspire us to tell the story of Jesus in new and compelling ways. Let leaders lead with courage and joy,” the bishops said.The Spanish video version of “A Word to the Church for the World” includes the entire house saying some of the text in Spanish. Bishop of Arizona Kirk Smith told the house that the videos marked the first time the bishops have used video technology to speak to the church and the first time they have spoken in Spanish together.The statement follows a previous word to the church issued after the bishops’ March retreat.In a break with the practice in the recent past, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, center behind table in aqua, was invited to join the House of Bishops for its entire Sept. 15-20 meeting in Detroit. She spoke to the bishops on more than one occasion during the meeting and officiated at Morning Prayer on Sept. 20. Here she poses with all of the bishops present who had served as deputies before their election as bishops. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAlso at the meeting:* The bishops passed a resolution declaring their “solidarity with men, women and children traveling in search of new opportunities exposing themselves to all sorts of dangers and inhumane situations on the road just to reach the United States.” The resolution also asks staffers assigned to migration work churchwide to pay attention to such migration and to ask the United Nations for help. It also pledges to work with the Province IX diocese to help create awareness in the U.S. dioceses of the plight of migrants and related it to the baptismal promise of respecting human dignity.* The bishops passed a resolution calling for the presiding bishop to have staff compile a spreadsheet of diocesan financial information for the bishops’ spring 2017 meeting to aid them in their ongoing discussions about what the resolution’s explanation calls “an appropriate percentage apportionment from each diocese.”* Tara Elgin Holley, director of development for the Episcopal Church, briefed the bishops on a plan to create a churchwide annual fundraising appeal beginning in the fall of 2017 focusing on the priorities and goals of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, highlighting the work of the Jesus Movement and the new work around racial reconciliation and racial justice. Holley said such a campaign would not only raise money, but would also provide a way to communicate the work of the church and “serves as the means of discovering and building common ground around the nation and the world.” There has not been an annual campaign of this sort since the Venture in Mission campaigns of the late 1970s and early 1980s that raised $180 million.* Mary Kay Wold, president of the Church Pension Group, on Sept. 19 updated the house on CPG’s multiyear effort to develop proposals to increase the fund’s flexibility and fairness, and simplify its processes. Wold predicted that a final set of proposals would be presented to the CPG board later this year with an expectation that they would go into effect in 2018.* Between 50-60 of the nearly 185 bishops, spouses/partners and staff members present fell ill with a stomach ailment, beginning on Sept. 16 and continuing until at least Sept. 20. Many of those who became ill missed one or more days of the meeting and others left Detroit early. The city of Detroit’s health department on Sept. 20 asked the meeting’s participants to fill out a three-page form about their symptoms and what they ate on Sept. 15 and 16.The House of Bishops met at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit. Some bishops and others tweeted about the meeting using the hashtag #hobfall16.Previous ENS coverage is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service.Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Sean Rowe as the bishop of Central Pennsylvania. He is the bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania and bishop provisional of Bethlehem. Comments (10) Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing September 20, 2016 at 8:31 pm Bishop Love is MY Bishop, Albany NY Diocese. I do not believe this Diocese to be that theologically conservative. I have talked w/Episcopalians from different churches in the Diocese. It is my belief that our Diocese is very much like the Albany Roman Diocese of which I was a member from birth until 2001 when I was formally received into the Episcopal Church. In the Albany Roman Diocese, there are churches like St. Mary’s in downtown Albany, the little church time forgot. I’ve been amused when I’ve worshiped there that they barely acknowledge Vatican II happened! I came from a very liberal Roman Church, very social justice oriented, welcoming of all God’s people. There are churches in the Roman Diocese of Albany that would leave St. Vincent’s in their dust,are already at Vatican III & perhaps beyond! Bishops must be Shepherds of their entire flock, Bishops of/to ALL Jesus’ people no matter who we are, where we are along life’s journey. We must ALL open our church doors & welcome EVERYONE to Jesus’ house, Jesus’ table, in Jesus’ name. That is what HE directed us to do.PS I’m glad the Church is formulating a policy re impairments of its clergy due chemical dependency inc. alcoholism. It’s long overdue. I discussed the situation w/Bp. Cook w/our then Dean &other clergy who all agreed she had to be getting conflicting advice, wanting to do the right thing but not sure what the right thing was. Anyone w/an addiction can relapse at any time. A brother Vietnam Vet started drinking a few years ago after 20+ years sobriety. We cant wait for a tragedy like this to develop policy. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK September 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm thanks for remembering and posting that. I remember vividly how disgusted I was by the hatchet job they did on Anita Hill–including Danforth’s participation. One of my best friends was at Yale with Thomas and told me that everybody in that hearing room knew aboutThomas’ reputation for a dirty mouth and a taste for pornography long before he was nominated. And so they naturally assumed that now that the secret was out, the nomination sunk. Funny thing, that. Randy Marks says: Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC House of Bishops Fall 2016 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Linda Kramer says: Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI September 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm … various bishops reading parts of the letter in English and Spanish.Bishop Pierre Whalon spoke in French. September 22, 2016 at 10:53 am Daniel, no names were called. A large inconsistency was pointed out. I always thought that the Incarnation of Christ was non-negotiable as is his sacrifice for the world. “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life — no one comes to the Father except by Me.” Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Laurie Eiserloh says: September 21, 2016 at 12:06 am Bishop Dena Harrison, suffragan Diocese of Texas, was courageous to speak out on issues of full inclusion of women and people of color in the H of B. And she is correct, the education on acceptance of women and people of color as leaders must start long before the election. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Doug Desper says: Daniel Berry. NYC says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR September 20, 2016 at 10:45 pm John Danforth, former U.S. Senator and Episcopal priest. addressed the House of Bishops today about pastoral and prophetic ministry. According to the report of the Bishops today, Danforth was inspirational. Unfortunately, many of our bishops today were too young to be aware that John Danforth was the sponsor and supporter of Clarence Thomas to be a Supreme Court Judge and helped to denigrate and trash Anita Hill for her claims of sexual misconduct regarding said Justice Thomas. The most recent statement I can find on the internet from 2013 find Danforth still supporting Thomas and admiring his writings and rulings, many of which are contradictory to the resolutions of General Convention, House of Bishops, and Safe Church Training. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Michael Hartney says: Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska September 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm The Episcopal Church was one of the first sent by President Grant to indigenous nations all over the country in many present dioceses and no mention of NODAPL? Everyone drinks water. 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 Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Bishops consider issues of diversity and impairment among leaders Church also called on to ‘follow Jesus into fractured neighborhoods, nation and the world’ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Doug Desper says: Rector Smithfield, NC September 20, 2016 at 10:46 pm I go to the very progressive St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington DC (near the US Capitol), in the very progressive Washington Diocese, and am gay. I describe my church as “Unitarian with a Eucharist” and we welcome all (including atheists and non-Christians) to take communion. So I strongly agree that Jesus calls us to be welcome all.And there is a paradox here: In our quest to be inclusive to all (including my LGBTQ tribe), are we willing to include those who disagree with our interpretation of God’s call? I don’t know Bishop Love or your diocese. And I admire his courage in speaking his truth in a forum that he knew would likely contain few supporters. And I would like to think that he and I could respect and love each other even while disagreeing on this important issue.That ability to respect and stay in communication despite profound disagreement is disappearing from our civic culture and I think that is both sad and a failure to follow God’s call.Thanks for “listening.” An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET House of Bishops, Featured Jobs & Calls September 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm So, Randy: the canons and teaching of the Church are clear that the Eucharist is for the baptized, but that all are welcomed to come for a blessing. I would humbly submit that if the Eucharist is deteriorated into punch and cookies to make people feel welcome then that destroys the theology of the sacrifice of our Lord not to mention shows itself as an example of cherry-picking canons only if they suit your church and diocese. But then again, in the same diocese the Muslim call to prayer echoed through the National Cathedral — a nice gesture, but theologically unsound and a crippled syncretism. A call to non-Christian prayer under the shadow of Christ hanging on the Cross by people who deny his very Incarnation? For these reasons people get the sense that our Church’s schisms are being caused by the ongoing unrepentant acceptance of unsound learning. Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 20, 2016 The Rev. John Paddock says: Rector Martinsville, VA 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 PK Miller says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Hospice competition seeks 360 VR filmmakers to help terminally ill

first_img Tagged with: competition virtual reality Melanie May | 27 September 2018 | News  145 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Hospice competition seeks 360 VR filmmakers to help terminally illcenter_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Hospice charity LOROS is looking for 360 filmmakers to submit virtual reality films in a competition aimed at helping to transform the lives of terminally ill people.LOROS uses VR to give terminally ill patients whose lives have become restricted due to their illness the chance to see the world from their chair or bed. It has launched the VR for Good competition to encourage filmmakers to create new 5-10 minute long films that will provide its patients with a welcome escape, some entertainment or a therapeutic experience.Films can be entered under any of the following categories:Indoor environmentOutdoor environmentHistorical/National Trust environmentMusicalThey must also be 5-10 minutes in length, therapeutic and easy to experience, technically excellent, and designed with terminally ill users in mind.£10,000 in prize money is available, with the best film overall winning £6,000, and the winners of each category receiving £1,000.Further information on the criteria for entry is available online, and the competition has a deadline of 23 November.  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6last_img read more

Chicago fight continues for justice for Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson

first_imgDec. 7 — Demonstrations against the police murder of Laquan McDonald continued all week in light of more and more evidence that officer Jason Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014, with no provocation. Another dash-cam video revealed clear contradictions in the official report, which was also released following the filing of a request under the Freedom of Information Act. The report includes hundreds of pages of police incident reports and police witness statements. Three lies in the reports were clear from the video. First, the 17-year-old McDonald never advanced toward the officer. Second, after he was initially shot, he did not try to get up. He was incapacitated. One document even stated that Van Dyke was injured by McDonald, which was a complete fabrication. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder last week, 13 months after McDonald was killed. The cop’s family easily made bail, which was set at a $1.5 million bond, and he is now free on the street. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in an attempt to save his own job, withdrew his official support of the police commissioner and then fired him. Pressure remains for both the mayor and the state’s attorney to resign.On Dec. 4, protesters marched around Chicago City Hall 16 times, representing the number of shots fired at McDonald. They demand the firing of all cops complicit in the shooting and cover up. The next day, demonstrations took place again on the “Magnificent Mile” to bring economic pressure on the city. Stores claimed 25- to 50-percent fewer sales for so-called Black Friday last week, after thousands of youth and supporters blocked entrances to stores shouting, “Sixteen times! 13 months!” referring to the number of times McDonald was shot and the number of months the city authorities covered up the murder. More demonstrations are called for this week.No justice for Ronald JohnsonThe mass actions’ impact can be seen and not only in the backpedaling of the politicians, who are clearly on the defensive. Pressure on them mounts as the culture of rampant police terror and cover-up is exposed. This week, again after months of refusal by the authorities to release a dash-cam video that would expose another murder, the mayor agreed to release the video at the requests of attorneys for Ronald Johnson’s family. Johnson, 25, was shot and killed by a white cop eight days prior to McDonald’s shooting. The officer remains on desk duty. Johnson’s mother filed a federal lawsuit against Chicago police shortly after the shooting of her son. This release is clearly a result of the mass actions that are unraveling the power of the police to act with impunity to kill Black youth. The Johnson family’s attorney, Michael Oppenheimer, told CNN on Dec. 2: “The dash-cam video, which I’m not allowed to show you today, clearly shows that he was not carrying a weapon, nor did he ever turn and point anything. The police department planted that gun because there’s no way anything would have stayed in Ronald Johnson’s hand after he was shot.” Johnson was the father of five small children.Today, however, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced she would not press charges against the cop who killed Johnson.As more outrages continue to occur, only the constant mobilization of youth and supporters will expose and challenge the racist nature of this system. These actions show who are the real terrorists and mass murderers in a city like Chicago, where there have been over 300 police shootings of civilians since 2010. More young Black men have been shot and killed by police in Chicago than any other U.S. city. McDonald’s case is the first time any police officer has been charged with murder for a shooting while on the job. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

No word of Liberation senior correspondent for the past 24 hours

first_img Receive email alerts The French newspaper Liberation said today it had not had any word of its correspondent in Iraq, Florence Aubenas, and her interpreter, Hussain Hanoun Al-Saadi, for the past 24 hours. Aubenas, senior reporter and Middle-East expert, arrived in Baghdad last 16 December. She has covered the fighting in Rwanda, Kosovo, Algeria, Afghanistan and Iraq for the daily newspaper for the past twenty years. Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more to go further News IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News January 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No word of Liberation senior correspondent for the past 24 hours Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Follow the news on Iraq February 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation News IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” The French newspaper Liberation said today it had not had any word of its correspondent in Iraq, Florence Aubenas, and her interpreter, Hussain Hanoun Al-Saadi, for the past 24 hours. Aubenas, senior reporter and Middle-East expert, arrived in Baghdad last 16 December. She has covered the fighting in Rwanda, Kosovo, Algeria, Afghanistan and Iraq for the daily newspaper for the past twenty years.For more, see Liberation Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Newslast_img read more

Limerick Euro millions winner had a dream

first_imgAdvertisement NewsLimerick Euro millions winner had a dreamBy Staff Reporter – August 29, 2014 860 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Print Linkedin A lucky county Limerick man dreamt that he’d won the EuroMillions. The very following day, his dream came true when he discovered he’d matched five numbers in Tuesday’s draw last and won €105,541. This Thursday at National Lottery offices, the lucky winner was accompanied by his delighted family as he claimed his prize.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I dreamt the shop owner came down to my door with my ticket in his hand saying I’d won!” said the lucky winner, who has decided to remain anonymous. “I’ve had ill health in the past, so the fact that I’m still here is my Lottery win. And this is the bonus!” he smiled.He bought his ticket in Martin Hayes’ shop in Tervoe, Clarina, Co. Limerick.His adult children joined their Dad in a glass of champagne to celebrate the special occasion. One of his proud daughters said, “It was like a scene from Willy Wonka in the house yesterday. Dad get out his ticket and we started calling out the numbers. Then the joy it was to find out that he had the Golden Ticket!”Another daughter said, “We all got phone calls with the news. He casually said, ‘I’ve won a bit of money on the EuroMillions’. How much, I said. ‘About €105,000!’ No way Dad, I said!!”Matching five numbers has been an occasional occurrence for the lucky Limerick man. Back in the late 80’s, he was one number away from winning the first €1 million Lotto jackpot. The delighted winner plans to share his winnings with his happy family.This Friday (29 August 2014) the EuroMillions jackpot is an estimated €30 million. Play before 7:30pm on Friday for your chance to win riches beyond your wildest dreams!National Lottery good causes benefit from the sale of all National Lottery games, with one third of all sales (approx) going to fund Beneficiary projects around the country, as designated by Government.To date the National Lottery has raised over €4.4 billion for good causes. This level of funding has made a significant difference to communities, projects and individuals in the areas of Youth, Sports, Recreation, Amenities, Health, Welfare, Arts, Culture, National Heritage and the Irish Language. Previous articleRoad closures for All Ireland football semi finalNext articleAttacks on Limerick firefighters lower than national average Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more