Lloyds puts switching cost at £2bn

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African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc is a life insurance company in Nigeria offering a combination of protection (term assurance and group life), savings and investment products. The company is regarded as one of the most experienced and strongest Specialist Life Assurance Offices in Nigeria with some 60 years’ experience in the insurance sector. The company also offers annuity and group life products as well as savings schemes and investment products. African Alliance Insurance operates a network of 18 branch offices. African Alliance Insurance Company has additional business interests which includes developing and managing properties in Nigeria, owning and managing an airline, operating a restaurant and providing catering services. The company has a 100% stake in Axiom Air Plc, a cargo airline company, Frenchies Foods (Nigeria) Plc and a restaurant and catering services company. It has a 96% stake in Ghana Life Insurance Company Plc. African Alliance Insurance Plc is a subsidiary of Conau Plc and has the backing of world-class reinsurers, Munich Reinsurance Company. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. African Alliance Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgSterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 UK shares to protect against inflation

first_img See all posts by Ollie Henry Ollie Henry owns shares in Moonpig.com. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Auto Trader. 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. With the economy on the verge of reopening and the central bank having flooded it with an enormous amount of new money, worries about inflation are on the rise. To guard against this threat, I am looking for UK shares that will perform well in conditions of high inflation. In my opinion, these will be shares in companies that enjoy significant pricing power.A strong brandThe first UK share on my shopping list is the iconic bootmaker, Dr Martens (LSE: DOCS). This company has the ability to raise prices during inflationary periods thanks to its strong brand and incredibly loyal customer base. Indeed, the company has been raising the prices of its boots since it first started selling them in the 1960s. A pair of 1461 shoes, for example, cost just £2 in the 60s but now sells for £159.5G 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…Dr Martens shares only recently listed on the public markets in February, meaning there is still some uncertainty surrounding the stock. The shares also trade at high price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 53 at the time of writing. However, with gross and operating margins at 58% and 22% respectively and revenue growing 48% last year, I still consider Dr Martens shares as a buy for my portfolio.Strong network effectsThe second UK share that fits my criteria is Auto Trader (LSE: AUTO), which owns and operates the UK’s largest online automotive marketplace. This company’s pricing power comes from its strong network effect where the value of its product increases as more people use it. This has led Auto Trader to become the dominant player in its market, with a 75% market share.As a result of its dominant position, the company has been able to increase average revenue per retailer steadily since 2012 (with this year the exception) as well as maintain huge margins with an operating margin consistently above 65%.Considering that the company has only grown revenues at an annual rate of 7.5% over the last five years, Auto Trader shares do seem expensive at a P/E ratio of 34. However, the company is poised for a strong recovery in 2021. Add to this the robust nature of the business and I rate this share a buy for my portfolio.Large market shareFinally, the third UK share that I think is well positioned for higher rates of inflation is Moonpig.com (LSE: MOON). Moonpig is a leading online greeting card and gifting platform and, like Dr Martens, it only recently went public. Not only is the company benefiting from the trend towards the online purchase of greeting cards, but it also has a dominant position in both the UK and Dutch markets, with a 60% and 65% share of each market respectively.Although Moonpig is also growing rapidly with revenues increasing 44% last year, this rate of growth will likely decline somewhat at the economy reopens and the company begins to face competition from brick and mortar sites once more. Despite this, I still think Moonpig shares are a buy for my portfolio as this slowdown is already reflected in the share price, which trades at a P/E ratio of 29 at the time of writing. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 3 UK shares to protect against inflationcenter_img Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 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. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Ollie Henry | Friday, 19th March, 2021 | More on: AUTO DOCS MOON 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Six Nations Players To Watch

first_img Six Nations Fixtures 2022 Former Crusader: McNicholl is one to watch for Wales (Getty Images) 2021 Six Nations Injuries Update We give the lowdown on the six venues… 18-year-old Gervais Cordin did this for Grenoble on Friday night That step! pic.twitter.com/oPYI8JESCu— Rugby Lives (@RugbyLives) September 3, 2017Fans of Les Bleus will probably be most excited by the fly-half situation. Young sensation Matthieu Jalibert, who sustained a long-term knee injury on his debut for France two years ago, is back to his best form for Bordeaux. He’s joined by Louis Carbonel of Toulon, who was at the helm of the U20s for both international triumphs and who possesses a calmness rarely seen in French fly-halves. They will compete with Ntamack for the No 10 jersey.However, the player who makes the greatest impact may be Jalibert’s team-mate, 21-year-old flanker Cameron Woki. An athletic phenomenon, Woki shares traits with ball-carriers like Ardie Savea and Peceli Yato. Like Geraci above, he missed out on Galthie’s side for England, but we expect him to come in during the course of the tournament.Ireland Here Jacob Whitehead takes a look at some of the players to watch during the Six Nations. Six Nations Venues Six Nations Fixtures 2022 The 2022 Six Nations… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Collapse All the latest news on players injured throughout… Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram WalesWow, Wayne Pivac. What a squad to pick on your Six Nations debut. The headline makers are Louis Rees-Zammit, whose speed and shoulder strength is reminiscent of a young Bryan Habana, and the presence of Nick Tompkins, long talked about as a future England star thanks to his Saracens performances.It would be no surprise to see either play a starring role – and expect Tompkins to relish picking lines off Hadleigh Parkes’ midfield busts.Webb’s return: The Welsh scrum-half is back after a brief stint in France (Getty Images)Another intriguing plot is the recall of Rhys Webb after an unhappy stint at Toulon. Wales genuinely have a three-way battle for the scrum-half shirt between incumbent Gareth Davies, the returning veteran Webb and Cardiff Blue Tomos Williams, who was so impressive in dispatches during the World Cup.Expect Johnny McNicholl, a potential All Black during his time at the Crusaders, to push for a starting spot in the back three, whilst Sale’s WillGriff John is an excellent scrummager who has been a quiet force in Sale’s encouraging start to the season. 2021 Six Nations Injuries Update Expand Six Nations Fixtures 2022 Six Nations Venues The big selection battle is at scrum-half between Conor Murray and in-form Ulster nine John Cooney. Murray has held the jersey for more than eight years, but has never faced competition like this.Cooney inspired Ulster’s impressive Champions Cup form and delivered a virtuoso performance in Clermont’s Test-match intensity visit to Ravenhill. It would be a big call from Andy Farrell, but could it be one which heralds a new cycle for Ireland?With Joey Carbery’s injury, Ross Byrne and Billy Burns are the presumptive back-ups to Jonny Sexton – and could the latter’s impressive performances since joining Ulster from Gloucester give England-born Burns a berth on the bench? A brilliant attacking kicker, Jacob Stockdale, Keith Earls, and Andrew Conway will be licking their lips.Step up: Max Deegan has been brilliant for Leinster and will provide cover in the Irish back row (Getty Images)The final point of intrigue in the Irish squad is the promotion of some exciting young Leinster talent. Max Deegan has been excellent all season, the highly-rated Caelan Doris may make his senior bow, whilst the shock exclusion of Niall Scannell, who has played brilliantly for Munster this season, has opened the door for Ronan Kelleher at hooker.Don’t bet against one of the three becoming a breakout star over the coming months.ItalyItaly are still searching for a permanent head coach, having placed South African and ex-Cheetahs coach Franco Smith in charge until July. His selection doesn’t show much rotation from the World Cup, but he is lucky enough to be able to call on some players who are hitting top form.Matteo Minozzi burst onto the international scene during the Six Nations two years ago before suffering knee ligament damage. Now back to full fitness, he has been one of the catalysts behind Wasps’ recent burst of form and possesses a hitch-kick only equalled by a certain Jordan Larmour.Electric Wasp: Minozzi is one of the most exciting players in the competition (Getty Images)Jake Polledri has been tearing up trees for Gloucester this season – almost single-handedly winning the West Country derby with a barnstorming second-half performance – but keep an eye on whether his club team-mate (and former England U20 captain) Callum Braley can make the No 9 shirt his own after some impressive cameo performances in Japan.ScotlandA refreshing story in Scotland’s squad is the presence of Glasgow winger Ratu Tagive, who has publicly spoken about his mental health struggles after being released by NRL side Wests Tigers as a 19-year-old.Given a chance at the Brumbies by Stephen Larkham, his time in the Canberra side’s youth system put him in the shop window for Glasgow, where he arrived in 2016.Having initially struggled with injury, his form for the club has seen him richly rewarded by Gregor Townsend – and who wouldn’t like to see him prosper internationally?Possible starter? Bradbury will likely be a part of Scotland’s back row (Getty Images)Scotland’s back-row injury problems in the World Cup opened up the question of who would join standout Jamie Ritchie in this year’s Six Nations. Magnus Bradbury was called up as an injury replacement for Ritchie in that World Cup, but merits a starting position of his own – as his excellent performance against England in the 38-38 draw at Twickenham will attest to.It will also be interesting to see if George Horne’s impressive form is rewarded with the Scotland scrum-half shirt – he has been battling with Ali Price all season for the starting position at Glasgow. Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Six Nations Players To WatchWho are the players you should be keeping an eye out for during the 2020 Six Nations? Let’s take a look…EnglandEngland’s squad announcement heralds a quiet change of direction. Save for the injured Billy Vunipola, every member of the XV who started the World Cup final is in the Six Nations squad. But look beyond that and Jones has reshuffled the pack, and called up eight uncapped players, plus two apprentices.Saracens’ win over Racing Metro came at a price, with Billy Vunipola’s broken arm, but it is his clubmate Ben Earl who profits. He has held off the competing claims of fans’ favourite Alex Dombrandt, Exeter’s Sam Simmonds and Bath’s Zach Mercer, and after his performances in the Champions Cup this season looks up for the fight at international level.Earl looks set to compete with Lewis Ludlam for the starting No 8 shirt and will be feeling confident of his chances; he is more of a specialist at the base of the scrum than the Northampton man.Rising star: Earl has shot to prominence this year for Saracens (Getty Images)Will Stuart looks the next most likely man to force his way into the reckoning. The 23-year-old has been one of the most successful scrummagers in the Premiership this season and will be competing against Harry Williams for the replacement tighthead role.It’s a story of young talent in the backs, with Northampton’s all-court style rewarded through call-ups for full-back George Furbank (who scored an eye-catching try at Lyon this weekend), and cerebral outside-centre Fraser Dingwall.It would be brilliant to see them given a chance at some point this season, whilst their clubmate Alex Mitchell has been rewarded with an apprentice berth. Mitchell suffered a torn patellar tendon in the midst of an impressive performance for an England XV against the Barbarians, but for which he could have possibly displaced one of Ben Youngs or Willi Heinz in the scrum-half jersey.Finally, with Jack Nowell absent from the squad, could Gloucester wing Ollie Thorley pressurise Jonny May and Anthony Watson? Thorley’s excellent form has been slightly overshadowed by the emergence of Louis Rees-Zammit in the West Country this year – the Six Nations could provide a chance to change that.FranceNew France coach Fabian Galthie has named a squad almost as notable for those names left out than those included. Veteran backs Maxime Medard, Camille Lopez and Yoann Huget were all omitted, but most shocking of all is the absence of X-factor wing Alivereti Raka.Galthie’s selection is quite clearly a statement. He wants to usher in a new era of French rugby and has looked to extensively integrate the U20 players who have won the last two World Championships.Recent graduates from the age-group side, such as fly-half Romain Ntamack and prop Demba Bamba, have now been joined by more of their compatriots.Physical presence: Geraci welcomes contact from the second-row position (Getty Images)Young second-row Killian Geraci was a key man in Grenoble’s push for promotion from Pro D2 and was rewarded with a move to Lyon, where he’s kept last year’s emerging talent, Felix Lambey, out of the team. He will play some part in the tournament no doubt.Montpellier centre Arthur Vincent captained the U20s last year and has more than a touch of Yannick Jauzion about him, whilst wing Gervais Cordin, now of Toulon, shot to prominence with the incredible try below for Grenoble. Expandlast_img read more

Brooklyn parish undeterred by fire

first_imgBrooklyn parish undeterred by fire Three-day hurricane-relief summit commences Feb. 1 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Maurice King says: Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI February 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm Where God is, evil can never prosper. I give thanks for the unwavering strength and will of this faith community, where I once called home during my time in New York. By Sharon SheridanPosted Jan 31, 2013 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] It’s not quite a journey into the wilderness, but members of the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn will be leaving their sanctuary during Lent as the church undergoes repairs following a fire two days before Christmas.Investigators determined the early-morning fire was arson, said the Rev. Michael Sniffen, rector. “The fire was set by somebody pouring gasoline across the entrances to the church and setting it on fire. They have not apprehended anyone, but the investigation is open and it’s being treated as a hate crime.”They do not believe the Dec. 23 fire was related to the church’s ministry as a major distribution hub for post-Hurricane Sandy relief services, he said. “The investigators didn’t have any reason to believe that it was about anything in particular.”Church Insurance has been working to determine the extent of the damage and the restoration required, getting estimates from experts in masonry, stained glass and other specialties, but does not yet have a total dollar estimate of the cost of the damage, Sniffen said. Scaffolding will be erected in February, and the congregation will move out of the sanctuary for about 12 weeks while repairs are made. They will worship in one of the church’s parish halls and hold fellowship in another.“We’re confident that it will be restored to like-new condition, but it’s going to be months of work even after the scaffolding comes down,” Sniffen said.The fire burned the main entrances and narthex and caused extensive smoke damage. The entire interior of the 1,700-person-capacity church must be repainted, he said. “That’s no small task.”None of the Operation Sandy hurricane-relief supplies were damaged, Sniffen said. “We had cleared all of the donations out of the church in order to get ready for Christmas Eve. We had hundreds of Christmas gifts for children, but those were all in the lower parish hall, so they were fine.”The church had been moving toward supporting longer-term recovery efforts, Sniffen said. Donated relief supplies now are located at Church of the Ascension in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and a Coney Island warehouse. The relief kitchen has moved to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. The Occupy Sandy communications team, initially slated to remain indefinitely at St. Luke and St. Matthew, moved to Ascension after the fire severely damaged the room it was using.Once repaired, St. Luke and St. Matthew intends to continue to host the communications team and train volunteers as well as become a host site for out-of-state work crews. It plans to renovate its bathrooms to add showers, and to renovate the kitchen. And because of the strong relationships that have been built through the relief work, the church also will host the People’s Network, dealing with local economic-justice, housing and food-justice issues, Sniffen said. “That will be a whole constellation of outreach programs rooted in our buildings that are supported by the faith community but are very broadly inclusive of everybody who shares our mission in the neighborhood.”On Feb. 1-3, the church will host The People’s Recovery Summit, bringing together people and resources to discuss post-Sandy disaster-relief issues ranging from mold remediation and health care to gutting and rebuilding houses and child care. The free summit will offer three meals a day and a concert each night.“People can show up for all or a portion of it,” Sniffen said. “We’re just excited for people who’ve been doing this work together to get together and to really identify what are the unmet needs and how can we work together to alleviate suffering.”The church has received strong community support since the fire. The morning of the fire, the congregation worshiped with the members of nearby Brown Memorial Baptist Church, which was celebrating Christmas on what was for the Episcopalians Advent IV. “It was sort of like Christmas came early,” Sniffen said.The congregation was allowed back into its sanctuary for Christmas Eve services, and people drove in “from all over the place” to help decorate, he said. “People showed up from farms in upstate New York with additional poinsettias. The church really looked beautiful. Our attendance was in the 300s.”His sermon, rewritten post-fire, is posted on the church website.“I think the mood of the congregation is really undeterred,” Sniffen said. The church burned down twice before, “and the church was rebuilt bigger each time, and the congregation grew in size each time.“So there’s really a sense that fire has had a role in renewal in this church’s past.”While congregants were upset by the fire, he said, “almost immediately people turned to an attitude of rebuilding.”“People had such a powerful experience of how integral a church can be to the life of a city and a community through all of our hurricane relief. So everybody was very focused on getting the church repaired so we could get back to what we do best: loving and serving our neighbors.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska center_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments (1) Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

Helping to build a better future in Nicaragua

first_img Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Helping to build a better future in Nicaragua Tags Rector Washington, DC Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 10, 2013 at 11:35 am that kind of project may be beneficial for both groups if it is a real learning experience;the report or the article has the same kind of terminology and observation that I find when the people from USA write about Haiti:”poorest country of the western hemisphere.. the floor with dirt etc “all kinds of stereotypes…but this is an enriching experience to have people from two different cultures to work together,people from two different value systems to make comment…the best thing is the fact they can live,eat,work and pray together.yvan Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Linnet TsePosted Jul 9, 2013 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Comments are closed. Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Pittsburgh, PA 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bubbles (“burbujas”) and balls were huge hits with the local children. [pictured: Carla Berry]. Photo: Linnet Tse[St. John’s Episcopal Church] For the eighth consecutive year, members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Larchmont, New York, partnered with Bridges to Community, a non-profit community development organization based in Ossining, journeying to Nicaragua to undertake a building and cultural exchange trip at the end of June. This year, the group was joined by seven members of the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, New York.The 18-person group traveled to the remote Department of Jinotega, 105 miles north of Managua and one of the poorest regions in Nicaragua. Nearly 60 percent of Jinotega’s residents live in extreme poverty, and for most people, a safe and solid home is only a dream. Homes are usually cobbled together with scrap materials. They are generally overcrowded, lack running water and appropriate sanitation facilities, have dirt floors and barely keep the rain out. The group constructed two cinder-block houses in the rural farming community of El Sasle (population 1,175), located in indigenous territory of Jinotega, where the average education is 4th grade.A highlight of the week was a meeting with Jose Luis Gonzalez, the leader of the indigenous people in the region, who shared the history and stories of his people.Volunteers shovel and sift sand to remove stones in preparation for mixing cement. [left to right: Clarke Bailey, Peter Kizer (in background), Bridges trip leader Hugo Gonzales]. Photo: Paul CantwellWorking tirelessly alongside local masons and community members, the team – composed of nine adults and nine teenagers – built the two houses in just four days, without the assistance of any machinery. Human strength and shovels were the main tools used: they dug and leveled the ground for the floor using just shovels; hauled countless pounds of sand, rocks and water for the cement, which they mixed by hand; and formed block and bucket “brigades” to move the heavy cinder blocks and wet cement from the mixing site to the construction site. The new cinder-block homes have tin roofs, tile floors and locking doors and windows, providing a hurricane and earthquake resistant secure home.Two multi-generational families were the proud, appreciative, beneficiaries of the two houses. Despite the exhausting work and the very basic living conditions, the volunteers were elated and felt that they benefited just as much as the recipients of the homes. And, that’s why so many of them keep returning.Simon Cantwell, four-time trip participant who will be a freshman at Boston University in the fall, said: “Every year I go into the trip thinking that it will likely be my last. However, I seem to leave Nicaragua with my mind changed. The first few times I think I went entirely because I enjoyed the idea of giving to others who weren’t as lucky as I, but now after four trips I realize I go back mostly because I love seeing such pure joy in a place that is so poor.”Cement was mixed by hand, a strenuous job requiring many helping hands and brute strength. Photo: Linnet TseTrip participants were Clarke Bailey, Skye Bailey, Carla Berry, Madison Blaine, Paul Boese, Sam Boese, Freya Cantwell, Paul Cantwell, Simon Cantwell, Luke Clay, Chase Danford, Heather Gardiner, David Kingsley, Kat Kingsley, Peter Kizer, Scott Roper, Shannon Roper, and Linnet Tse.— Linnet Tse is a member of St. John’s Church in Larchmont, New York. This was her third trip to Nicaragua. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion yvan francois says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

Imprisoned blogger told he can count on continuing support in letter on first anniversary of arrest

first_img EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard has sent a message of support to imprisoned Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Suleiman on the first anniversary of his arrest on 6 November 2006. Suleiman, better known his blog name of Kareem Amer, was sentenced on 22 February to three years in prison for “inciting hatred of Islam” and another year for insulting President Hosni Mubarak.The letter, sent to him via his lawyers, talks about the press freedom organisation’s campaign for his release.”Dear Kareem,Your arrest outraged many free speech groups, human rights organisations, bloggers and diplomats. Reporters Without Borders has been following your case and has been supporting you for the past year and we will continue to campaign on your behalf.United Nations secretary-general Ban-Ki Moon promised us that he would intercede on your behalf with the Egyptian government during his visit in March, just after you were sentenced. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights assured us that your case was raised with the Egyptian authorities at the start of May by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy is aware of your plight and has told us “this question is and will continue to be regularly raised during my contacts with the Egyptian authorities and will, in particular, always be raised during my interviews with my Egyptian counterpart.”In the light of these efforts, we hope there will be positive developments in your case.On 9 November, we will take part in an international demonstration being organised in Paris by your support committee to reiterate the request for your release that we already sent to the Egyptian justice minister and public prosecutor in February, after you were sentenced.Please continue to send us news of yourself. We consider your news to be very valuable and it is evidence of your continuing struggle for free expression. Our campaign on your behalf continues and will only get stronger.You may count on our friendship and support.” Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff to go further Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Follow the news on Egypt November 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imprisoned blogger told he can count on continuing support in letter on first anniversary of arrest Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard has sent a message of support to imprisoned Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Suleiman on the first anniversary of his arrest on 6 November 2006. Suleiman, better known his blog name of Kareem Amer, was sentenced on 22 February to three years in prison for “inciting hatred of Islam” and another year for insulting President Hosni Mubarak. News February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Help by sharing this information News News RSF_en Receive email alerts February 1, 2021 Find out more January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick paramedic in second New York rescue

first_imgNewsLimerick paramedic in second New York rescueBy John Keogh – July 22, 2015 717 TAGSFDNYlimericknew yorkNiall O’Shaughnessy WhatsApp Print Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleRugby – Schmidt to remain with Ireland until 2017Next articleGet Foxjaw to Electric Picnic 2015 John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin  A LIMERICK paramedic living in New York who last year helped to rescue a Belfast woman trapped under a subway train has made headlines again after jumping into the Hudson River to save a drowning woman.Niall O’Shaughnessy (38), who lives in Long Island, went into the river last Monday to save a woman aged in her late 20s to early 30s who had jumped into the water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The FDNY paramedic team had arrived on the scene within minutes of the incident and spotted the woman in the water clinging onto a life ring.Speaking to a New York newspaper, Mr O’Shaughnessy said: “This was my first time I jumped in the water (for a rescue). I have no idea why she jumped in, my concern was to just get her out.”“She was very tired and started to let go of it (the life ring). My biggest concern was making sure she was OK and that she didn’t submerge.”A spokesperson for the FDNY said that Mr O’Shaughnessy “kicked off his boots, clipped off his radio and jumped in” when he realised that the woman was in danger of going under.“He saw her having an incredible amount of difficulty and his brain took over. All that mattered was rescuing her,” added the spokesperson.The woman was taken to hospital and was said to be in a stable condition. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Ours A Politically Sensitive State, Hardly Anyone Completely Apolitical, Political Leaning No Bar To Post Of Non-Hereditary Temple Trustee: Kerala HC

first_imgNews UpdatesOurs A Politically Sensitive State, Hardly Anyone Completely Apolitical, Political Leaning No Bar To Post Of Non-Hereditary Temple Trustee: Kerala HC Lydia Suzanne Thomas20 March 2021 11:04 PMShare This – x”..Perhaps that may be the reason why Kerala has become a State of political swinging.”In a ruling on Friday, the Kerala High Court drew a firm line of distinction between being a sympathiser/being ideologically aligned to a political party and actually holding a post in a political outfit. A Division Bench of Justices CT Ravikumar and K Haripal made certain pertinent observations in this respect, while also touching upon the nature of political life in the state…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?LoginIn a ruling on Friday, the Kerala High Court drew a firm line of distinction between being a sympathiser/being ideologically aligned to a political party and actually holding a post in a political outfit. A Division Bench of Justices CT Ravikumar and K Haripal made certain pertinent observations in this respect, while also touching upon the nature of political life in the state of Kerala. While emphasizing that a temple or its precincts could not be made a place for political parties to give asylum to its workers, the Court remarked, “…ours being a highly politically sensitive State, hardly any person can be traced, who is completely apolitical or who may not have his own independent political views.” Continuing on this theme, the Court explained that shifting political leanings among people in the State was perhaps a reason that Kerala was a state of political swinging. “There may be persons having permanent political ideologies or views whereas there may be equal number of persons who hold views according to the issues involved. Perhaps that may be the reason why Kerala has become a State of political swinging.” The Division Bench underscored, however, that its observations were made in the context of the central question in the proceedings. In light of the observations, the Court summarised that holding political views or sympathizing with a political denomination cannot be held a disqualification for nominating anyone to such a post. The Court was hearing a plea moved by a Suresh K, who approached the High Court asserting he was a devotee of the Sree Vairamcode Bhagavathi devaswom, supervised by the Malabar Devaswom. He claimed that certain non-heriditary trustees appointed by the Commissioner of the Malabar devaswom to the Temple Trust Board were active politicans. Active politicians were ineligible for appointment as per the Commissioner’s notification inviting applications, it was submitted. After the petitioner’s initial challenge to the appointments that was submitted to the State Government failed, he filed a petition before he High Court. To buttress his contention that the persons in question for active politicians, the petitioner placed on record certain photographs. Holding that the evidence presented was vague the Court stressed the need for foolproof evidence when such an allegation was made. The Court highlighted that no evidence of the persons in question being office bearers of a political party were brought on record. In this light, the Court declared, “..even assuming that respondents 7 to 9 have some political leaning or rather they are sympathizers of a political party, that fact will not disentitle them to be considered for appointment as non-hereditary trustees. There is clear distinction between sympathizing with a political party and indulging in active participation in the activities of the party. The taboo under subclause (g) of clause 3 of Ext.P2 will be attracted only if they are active politicians or are office bearers of a political party, for which absolutely no evidence is forthcoming…” Highlighting that the Malabar Devaswom’s Inspector had duly interviewed and examined the affidavits submitted by the applicants, the Court opined that the petition was without merit. On this, among other grounds, the Court dismissed the petition. CASE NAME: Suresh K. v. State of Kerala and Ors. COUNSEL FOR PETITIONER: Advocates J.Julian Xavier, Firoz K.Robin, Pious Mathew, Roy Joseph, Aannies Mathew, Advocate E.Haridas COUNSEL FOR RESPONDENTS: Sr GP Renil Anto Kandamkulathy for the State, Advocate R.Lakshmi Narayan for the Malabar Devaswom and its Office Bearers, Advocate M.P.Prabhakaran (Palakkad) for the persons whose appointement was challenged. 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