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Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) 2010 Abridged Report

Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgOkomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileOkomu Palm Oil Plc manufacture and market Banga Palm Oil in Nigeria as well as a range of Noko 10 rubber bands. The company was established in 1976 as a Federal Government pilot project set up to rehabilitate oil palm production in Nigeria. At the time, the pilot project incorporated 15 589 hectares of which 12 500 hectares was planted with oil palms. In 1985, Okomu Palm Oil Plc installed a 1.5 tonne fresh fruit bunches/hour mill. The company was privatised in 1990 and has grown to become Nigeria’s leading oil palm company with some 14 000 hectares of land currently planted with palm oil trees and 8 000 hectares of rubber trees. By 2020, an additional 4 000 hectares of palm oil trees and 1 500 hectares of rubber trees will have been planted on the 33 000 hectares of private land owned by Okomu Palm Oil Plc. The company operates two 30-tonne/per hour oil mills and an additional two 30-tonne/per hour mills will be operational by 2020/21. Its technical partner, SOCFINAF (Luxemburg), has a 53.32% stake in the business. SOCFINAF (Luxemburg) was founded in 1912 and was the first industrial company to plant oil palm trees in Africa and Indonesia. Today, it has plantations and oil palm operations in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, the DRC, Sao Time and Cambodia. Okomu Oil Palm Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Okomu Palm Oil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the State Pension! I’d buy the Barclays share price to retire on

Forget the State Pension! I’d buy the Barclays share price to retire on

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Harvey Jones | Monday, 17th February, 2020 | More on: BARC Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images 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. If you are relying solely on the State Pension to fund a comfortable retirement, you need to think again. The state payout simply isn’t big enough to do that.Right now, it is worth a maximum of just £168.60 a week, or £8,767.20 a year. You need to make a grand total of 35 years of qualifying National Insurance contributions to get that maximum, and many will fall short.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…I think the best way to make up the gap is to invest in the stock market, as this can generate the growth you need to build up your retirement wealth, as well as heaps of dividend income, which you can use to top up your pension in retirement.Target a passive incomeOne way to do this is to invest in funds tracking the major UK indices, such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. However, you could aim to turbo-charge your returns by investing in individual stocks as well, of which there are plenty to tempt you right now. You can use them to generate a rising passive income in retirement.High street giant Barclays (LSE: BARC) could prove an excellent way of generating capital growth from rising markets, and income from a generous dividend.Barclays, like the rest of the banking sector, is still piecing itself together after the financial crisis. It has slimmed down its sprawling global operations, disposed of poorly performing operations, and adjusted to a much tougher regulatory climate.The banking sector landed us all in trouble during the financial crisis, and the recovery was never going to be easy. For many years, the big banks didn’t even pay dividends, as they focused on repairing their balance sheets.The Barclays share price is climbingAs a result, the Barclays share price trades about a third lower than it did a decade ago, as the clean-up job proves greater than many anticipated. However, it has been showing signs of life lately, up an impressive 25% in the last six months. While there is no guarantee the Barclays share price will repeat that over the next six months, in the longer run it should make a strong buy and hold. Despite that, the shares are still trading at a rock-bottom valuation of just 7.5 times forecast earnings, well below the FTSE 100 average of 18.79 times. This gives you a cushion if stock markets go through a bumpy period.Performance at Barclays is improving despite controversies. Dividends are rising. Right now, it offers a forecast yield of 5.5%, far better than any savings account. Better still, that is covered 2.4 times by earnings, which shows Barclays is generating enough cash to fund this payout.Earnings are forecast to rise 59% this year, and a steady 6% in 2021. By then, the yield may hit 5.9%. Keep reinvesting those dividends for growth, to build your position in the stock, then take them as income, to top up whatever measly sum you get from the State Pension. 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. Forget the State Pension! I’d buy the Barclays share price to retire oncenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. 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A trabajar: Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas comienza la labor del…

A trabajar: Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas comienza la labor del…

first_imgA trabajar: Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas comienza la labor del presupuesto trienal El comité de la Convención General recibe palabras de aliento y un contexto para hacer su tarea. 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 Executive Council October 2017, Barbara Miles, presidente del Comité Permanente Conjunto de Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas de la Convención General hace una lista de los subcomités en que los miembros se dividirán para examinar a fondo el presupuesto 2019-21. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] El Comité Permanente Conjunto de Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas de la Iglesia Episcopal o PB&F (por su sigla en inglés) ha comenzado su tarea después de muchos meses de trabajo que dará lugar al presupuesto 2019-21 que se le propondrá a la 79ª. Convención General en julio de 2018.Los miembros de la PB&F pasaron la mayor parte de su reunión del 21 al 23 de octubre en el Centro de Conferencias del Instituto Marítimo  haciendo un curso intensivo sobre las finanzas de la Iglesia, la configuración actual del “borrador de trabajo del presupuesto” diseñado por el Consejo Ejecutivo y las dificultades a que tanto el Consejo como el comité se enfrentan para producir un presupuesto balanceado, tal como lo exigen los Cánones, para someterlo a la consideración de la Convención.Hay un déficit de $8 millones en el anteproyecto actual, le dijo al PB&F la Rda. Mally Lloyd, miembro del Comité Permanente Conjunto de Finanzas para la Misión del Consejo o FFM (por su sigla en inglés). La diferencia entre los ingresos que se esperaban y los gastos solicitados por el personal denominacional y los comités permanentes conjuntos del Consejo llegó a sobrepasar los $12 millones cuando el FFM inició su labor en la reunión del Consejo del 18 al 21 de octubre.La versión del anteproyecto o borrador de trabajo del presupuesto del Comité Ejecutivo que el PB&F estudió durante su reunión dista mucho, pero mucho, de ser final.“No es el presupuesto que recibiremos en febrero y no es el presupuesto que propondremos en julio”, advirtió Steve Lane, obispo de la Diócesis de Maine y vicepresidente del PB&F. “No habrá presupuesto hasta que la Convención General decida”.El tesorero y director general de finanzas de la Iglesia Episcopal, N. Kurt Barnes, explica el 22 de octubre las operaciones financieras de la Iglesia a los miembros del Comité Permanente Conjunto de Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas de la Convención General. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ ENS.El Comité [del Consejo] de Finanzas para la Misión elabora un anteproyecto del presupuesto para que todo el Consejo lo apruebe y lo remita al PB&F, al cual la Convención General encarga de la elaboración de un proyecto presupuestario más terminado para proponérselo a los obispos y diputados. Ese traspaso del anteproyecto del presupuesto debe tener lugar a principios de febrero de 2018.Lloyd, que también es miembro del PB&F, le dijo al comité el 22 de octubre que el objetivo del Consejo es producir un anteproyecto balanceado del presupuesto, pero, advirtió, el Consejo no está obligado a hacerlo. Lloyd dijo que ella y Tess Judge, presidente del FFM, confían en que puedan “tenerlo bajo control y balancearlo”.“Pero puede haber algún perjuicio al hacer eso”, explicó ella, añadiendo que “hay tantas cosas buenas pasando en ese ministerio que cualquier cosa que salga va a ser realmente de primera calidad”.Tanto el obispo primado Michael Curry como la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings durante la sesión de apertura en la noche del 21 de octubre le agradeció de antemano al comité su disposición a, en palabras de Jennings, “lidiar con el presupuesto que tiene grandes sueños y recursos limitados, y el cual convenimos en confiar unos de otros más de lo que tal vez hemos hecho en muchas décadas”.Jennings dijo que el comité se enfrenta a interrogantes respecto a si “nuestra modesta expectativa de aumento de ingresos [podrá] ser capaz de financiar nuestra esperanza cada vez mayor de una misión y un ministerio a través de toda la Iglesia y más allá” y lo que costará “en otras áreas del ministerio seguir lo que creemos que Dios está llamando a que la Iglesia Episcopal haga en el mundo actual”.Curry situó la labor presupuestaria del comité en un contexto aun más vasto. El mundo, dijo él, está sometido a “cambios profundos”, [en el terreno] religioso, cultural y político.“Hay muchísimo en juego y la Iglesia episcopal en este contexto es importante, significativamente importante”, dijo Curry.“Yo no estaría aquí si no creyera que la Iglesia Episcopal tiene un testimonio, tiene un papel y un mensaje que refleja al Jesús de Nazaret que bien puede adecuarse a estos tiempos”, afirmó el Obispo Primado.Él le dijo al comité que “seguir el camino de Jesús tan bien como podamos discernirlo —para nuestro tiempo, para nuestra Iglesia, en nuestro contexto cultural— es la manera en que la Iglesia Episcopal da su testimonio, deja su huella y es realmente importante”.El PB&F debe esforzarse, dijo Curry, en diseñar un presupuesto que “se parezca al movimiento de Jesús a través de la Iglesia Episcopal en nuestro mundo”.Curry le pidió al comité que honre la promesa de la Escritura de que si un grupo de personas pone a Cristo en su centro, podrán discernir el llamado de Dios.“Hermanos y hermanas, si hacemos eso, eso le enviará una señal a esta Iglesia que tendrá un efecto de onda a través de toda la Iglesia y, a través de la Iglesia, al mundo”, afirmó.Curry luego invitó a los miembros del PB&F a “trabajar” recitando la letra del himno escrito por Jane Laurie Borthwick, con quien Jennings está emparentada.Elaborar el presupuestoLos presupuestos trienales de la Iglesia Episcopal se financian fundamentalmente a partir de las promesas de las 109 diócesis y tres zonas regionales de la Iglesia. La contribución anual de cada año en el presupuesto trienal se basa en el ingreso de una diócesis dos años antes, menos $150.000. Para el presupuesto 2016-18, a las diócesis se les pidió que contribuyeran con un 18 por ciento en 2016, un 16,5 por ciento en 2017 y un 15 por ciento en 2018.Los compromisos diocesanos de 2016 y 2017 se encuentran aquí.No todas las diócesis pagan la solicitud completa por una variedad de razones. Cincuenta y seis diócesis se han comprometido a pagar la totalidad del 16,5 por ciento o más en 2017. Otras 22 se han comprometido a pagar entre el 12 y 15 por ciento.En la reunión de 2015 de la Convención General, los obispos y diputados convirtieron el actual sistema voluntario de solicitud presupuestaria diocesana en obligatorio, a partir del ciclo presupuestario 2019-21, el cual entra en vigor el 1 de enero de 2019. Sin una dispensa, una diócesis que no pague la tasación en su totalidad no tendrá derecho a obtener subvenciones o préstamos de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera.(La Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) es el nombre legal y canónico con el cual la Iglesia Episcopal está incorporada, funciona empresarialmente y lleva a cabo la misión).Steve Lane, obispo de la Diócesis de Maine, predica durante la eucaristía del 22 de octubre antes de que el Comité Permanente Conjunto de Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas de la Convención General comenzara una jornada completa de estudio sobre el actual anteproyecto del presupuesto 2019-21 de la Iglesia Episcopal. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Jennings dijo que el Comité de Revisión de Evaluaciones, que procesará las solicitudes de dispensa, y todos los que participan en el proceso del presupuesto han prometido tener “gran compasión y empatía por esos casos que se encuentran en apuros”.“Pero también sabemos que existe toda una gama de interpretaciones respecto a lo que significa encontrarse en apuros”, agregó.La versión actual del presupuesto 2019-21 se basa en ingresos previstos de $128,7 millones, que incluyen $86,7 millones en contribuciones obligatorias del 15 por ciento del ingreso anual de las diócesis. El total de las tasaciones diocesanas también asume un 0.5 por ciento de crecimiento en los ingresos operativos anuales de las diócesis.Sin embargo, el anteproyecto actual anticipa que algunas diócesis obtendrán una dispensa total o parcial, hasta un “máximo posible” de $6,8 millones, según Lloyd. Por consiguiente, la probable contribución diocesana se fijará en $79,9 millones. Cada 1 por ciento de la contribución diocesana equivale aproximadamente a $5,8 millones, dijo ella.Jennings hizo notar que la solicitud anual de las diócesis se fijó en 21 por ciento hace cinco años. Ella dijo que el ingreso previsto para [el trienio] 2019-21 se basa en parte en el supuesto de que las diócesis que han estado pagando más que eso reducirán su contribución al 15 por ciento.Las diócesis que pagan menos del 15 por ciento, “¿han pasado los últimos tres años preparándose para hacer este compromiso con nuestra misión y vida en común?” Preguntó Jennings, “El tiempo lo dirá”.Lane dijo que cuando la solicitud, entonces voluntaria, era del 21 por ciento, el porcentaje promedio de las contribuciones reales era de 12,3 por ciento. Un diálogo de varios años dio lugar a “un amplio acuerdo a través de la Iglesia de que el 15 por ciento es un objetivo razonable”, afirmó. El patrón de contribución diocesana para el trienio 2016-18 muestra que muchas de las diócesis que contribuían menos se están acercando al 15 por ciento, puntualizó Lane.“Hay todavía unas cuantas diócesis que no van a llegar al 15 por ciento, pero muchas de ellas se están esforzando por lograrlo de buena fe”, añadió.Jennings dijo que para que el PB&F “haga proyecciones sólidas respecto a los ingresos en este presupuesto, ustedes tienen que decidir si confiamos los unos en los otros para mantener el compromiso que hicimos en la última Convención General”.La presidente del PB&F, Barbara Miles, dijo que ella espera que los miembros del comité “considerarán esto como un ministerio y no simplemente como un trabajo”.“Nuestra tarea es escuchar y ser amables. No intente discutir con ellos. Sencillamente escúchelos. Luego, intentaremos hacer el trabajo del presupuesto aquí”, recalcó ella.Al tiempo de concluir la reunión el 23 de octubre, Miles y Lane les pidieron a los miembros del PB&F que resumieran sus objetivos para el proceso.El obispo William Stokes (“Chip”) de la Diócesis de Nueva Jersey hizo notar que los comités del presupuesto con frecuencia incurren en banalidades” movidos por la necesidad.“Pero yo estoy comprometido con un presupuesto basado en Jesucristo que no acepta un relato de decadencia para la Iglesia, que está motivado por nuestro compromiso con la misión y el ministerio de Jesucristo, la misión y el ministerio de reconciliación que el mundo necesita desesperadamente”, dijo él.Los miembros del comité asintieron con la cabeza mientras él añadía: “Espero que todas las decisiones, todo lo que miremos, esté motivado por ese interés”.El Comité Permanente Conjunto de Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas de la Convención General tiene 27 miembros, un obispo y dos miembros de la Cámara de Diputados, laicos o clérigos, de cada una de las nueve provincias de la Iglesia. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ ENSHe aquí los próximos pasos en el proceso del presupuestoEl Comité de Finanzas para la Misión (FFM por su sigla en inglés) dará a conocer su anteproyecto [o borrador de trabajo] a la Iglesia junto con un texto que explique sus supuestos y elaboración a mediados de noviembre con vistas a recibir comentarios. Probablemente aparecerá en el sitio web de la Oficina de la Convención General.El FFM revisará el presupuesto basado en los comentarios de los miembros del Consejo, del PB&F y de toda la Iglesia, y tendrá listo un anteproyecto del presupuesto para someterlo a la consideración del Consejo durante su reunión del 22 al 24 de enero de 2018.Según las reglas conjuntas de la Convención General (II.10.c.ii), el Consejo debe entregarle su anteproyecto del presupuesto al PB&F no menos de cuatro meses antes del comienzo de la Convención General (esencialmente para febrero del año de la Convención). El PB&F se reunirá del 5 al 7 de febrero de 2018 para comenzar a trabajar en el anteproyecto del presupuesto.El anteproyecto del presupuesto del Consejo también se le da a conocer a la Iglesia.El PB&F se vale del anteproyecto del presupuesto y de cualquier legislación aprobada o sometida a la consideración de la Convención General para crear una propuesta presupuestaria final. Los comités legislativos de la Convención y el PB&F comenzarán reuniéndose en Austin, Texas, el 3 de julio de 2018, antes de la reunión del 5 al 13 de julio de la Convención en la ciudad capital de Texas. Habrá al menos una audiencia abierta, programada actualmente para la noche del 5 de julio.El presupuesto del PB&F debe presentarse a una sesión conjunta de las cámaras de Obispos y de Diputados a más tardar el tercer día antes del programado para la clausura de la Convención. Según el borrador del programa de la Convención, esa presentación ha de tener lugar a las 10:30 P.M. del 11 de julio (hora del Centro).Las dos cámaras luego debatirán y votarán el presupuesto por separado. Ambas cámaras deben aprobar la misma versión del presupuesto, que entrará en vigor a principios de 2019.El Consejo Ejecutivo elabora presupuestos anuales a partir del plan de gastos que la Convención General aprueba como presupuesto trienal. Normalmente, el Consejo ajusta cada uno de los tres presupuestos anuales en base a los cambiantes ingresos y egresos.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es jefa de redacción interina de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Episcopal martyr Jonathan Myrick Daniels honored in online commemorations

Episcopal martyr Jonathan Myrick Daniels honored in online commemorations

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal martyr Jonathan Myrick Daniels honored in online commemorations Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Episcopal News Service] Annual commemorations of the life of Episcopal martyr Jonathan Myrick Daniels shifted online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with church leaders participating from New Hampshire to Alabama.During his time in Alabama, Jonathan Daniels lived with the West family in Selma. The family, Alice West has said, kept their doors open to so-called “outside agitators” working in the civil rights movement. Daniels became a part of her family, she said. Photo: Archives of The Episcopal ChurchDaniels, a 26-year-old seminarian originally from Keene, New Hampshire, was killed Aug. 20, 1965, in Hayneville, Alabama, near Selma, where he had joined others advocating for African Americans’ civil rights. When a white, part-time deputy sheriff confronted Daniels and other activists at a small store, Daniels shielded 17-year-old Ruby Sales from the deputy’s shotgun blast, taking the fatal wound himself.“He was representative of a number of people from our church and tradition who were deeply involved in the nonviolent movement to change American society, and that’s a story that’s not often known even among Episcopalians,” President Bishop Michael Curry said during an online conversation with clergy at St. James Episcopal Church, Daniels’ home church in Keene. New Hampshire Bishop Rob Hirschfeld also participated.“Jonathan Daniels is someone who was an ordinary, normal seminarian who actually paid attention to the Gospel of Jesus and then did something about it,” Curry said in video of the St. James commemoration. “I just know that when he sensed a call deep within, he responded.”(Curry also talks about Daniels with Sales, a leader in the civil rights movement, in a recent episode of his “Way of Love” podcast.)Daniels is commemorated in the Episcopal calendar on Aug. 14. After graduating from Virginia Military Institute as class valedictorian in 1961, he enrolled in graduate studies at Harvard University but soon felt a call to ordained ministry and began attending Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Before he entered seminary, Jonathan Daniels earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Military Institute where he was the valedictorian of the Class of 1961. Photo: Virginia Military InstituteIn 1965, Daniels responded to Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for clergy and other people of faith to come to Selma and work for passage of voting rights legislation. His attacker, Tom Coleman, was charged with manslaughter but found not guilty by an all-white jury.“One of the most heroic Christian deeds of which I have heard in my entire ministry was performed by Jonathan Daniels,” King said after Daniels’ murder.For the past two decades, the Diocese of Alabama has honored Daniels by organizing a pilgrimage to Hayneville with support from the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. The pilgrimage typically includes stops at the jail where Daniels and other arrested activists were held, the site where he later was killed and the courtroom where his killer was acquitted.This year, the pilgrimage was held Aug. 15 as a nearly two-hour livestream. It included footage of the 2015 pilgrimage, as well as newly recorded remarks by the bishops from the two dioceses and a testimonial by Richard Morrisroe, who was with Daniels when Coleman attacked. Morrisroe also was shot by Coleman but survived.The pilgrimage’s keynote speaker was the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theology Seminary in New York. The seminary attended by Daniels was its precursor.“To claim to be a people of faith means that we have committed ourselves to partnering with God in mending and healing the Earth, thus moving it closer to God’s promised just future,” Douglas said. She framed the legacy of Daniels’ martyrdom within the present context of the growing Black Lives Matter movement.She also referenced Daniels’ own words, delivered in his 1961 valedictory speech at Virginia Military Institute: “We stand poised for flight into a new world and a new vision.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY By David PaulsenPosted Aug 17, 2020 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Jonathan Daniels, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Key takeaways from Orange Co. news brief reveal latest COVID statistics,…

Key takeaways from Orange Co. news brief reveal latest COVID statistics,…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From the Orange County NewsroomAt the Monday evening news brief, Mayor Jerry Demings of Orange County presented updates on COVID-19 numbers, the need for convalescent plasma, latest compliance results from the “Strike Teams” and the eviction diversion program, and encouraged voter registration on National Voter Registration Day happening Tuesday, September 22.Mayor Demings three main goals for the week included continuing to (1) offer free testing with PPE, (2) offer financial assistance to keep residents from being evicted, and (3) assist businesses in keeping their patrons safe, and hold them accountable.COVID-19/NumbersOrange County has 39,056 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemicFrom Sunday, September 20 through Monday, there is an increase of 82 casesSince Friday, September 18 through Monday, there is an increase of 439 casesThe 15 to 34 age group represent 54% of the New COVID-19 casesThe County has lost 431 residents to the coronavirus. That number has not changed since FridayThe two-week average for the County has been holding steady at 4.0%The rolling average since the beginning of the pandemic is 11.5% positivity rate, remaining below the statewide rolling average of 13.39%Testing returns to Barnett ParkOrange County Health Services will offer free COVID-19 testing at Barnett Park this week from Wednesday through Saturday. Residents that would like to book an appointment may visit ocfl.net/BarnettPark, although walk-up and bike-up testing is available.September 23-25, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.September 26, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (during the 17th Annual Caribbean Health Summit)Testing is available for those 12 years old and up and insurance is not required. Residents who are tested will receive free facemasks and hand sanitizer.For other testing locations throughout the County, visit ocfl.net/COVID19.For all testing options, visit ocfl.net/Testing.Convalescent PlasmaIn addition to the general blood supply, if you have recovered from COVID-19, OneBlood asks that you please consider becoming a convalescent plasma donor.People who have recovered from COVID-19 have a unique ability to help people still fighting the virus because they have developed antibodies to the virus. By transfusing their plasma into a patient still fighting the virus, it can boost the patient’s immune system and potentially help them recover.OneBlood is collecting and distributing convalescent plasma to area hospitals every day.As long as there is a pandemic, there will be an ongoing need for convalescent plasma donors.Everything you need to know about becoming a convalescent plasma donor can be found at OneBlood.org.  You can also visit TheFightIsInUs.Org.Strike TeamsThe Orange County business compliance “Strike Teams” visited many breweries in the Orlando area, and found all of the breweries they inspected in compliance.The teams have visited ­­­over 2,500 businesses and with an overall compliance rate still holding steady at 94%.They have re-inspected 234 businesses with a compliance rate of 84%.The Strike Teams inspected Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and found the theme park in compliance.The teams have now finished re-inspecting all 3 major theme parks as well as the 11 smaller attractions.All of these sites submitted their re-opening plans back in June, and were inspected back then. For information about the County’s Strike Team visit, ocfl.net/BusinessResources.Eviction Diversion ProgramThe COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program is still accepting applications from landlords and tenants to help with overdue rent.Nearly $140,000 has been sent to landlords since the program started late last month.To date, 45 families are able to stay in their homes, avoiding eviction.Applicants may call 311, or visit ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion.Voter Registration DayTuesday, September 22, is National Voter Registration Day.The Orlando Magic players and coaches have joined forces with the Supervisor of Elections to turn the Amway Center into a voter registration site from 10 am until 2 pm.You can learn more at OCFelections.com or visit the NBA Orlando Magic vote page. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard, Orange County as of 9/21/2020center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGS”Strike Teams”Convalescent PlasmaCOVID-19Eviction Diversion ProgramMayor Jerry DemingsNational Voter Registration DayOrange County GovernmentStatisticsTesting Previous articleMobile Market coming to Apopka this weekNext articleSenators Rubio and Scott Push For Daylight Savings Time Extension Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

New fund opens to support planting of 130,000 trees in England’s towns and cities

New fund opens to support planting of 130,000 trees in England’s towns and cities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Melanie May | 5 June 2019 | News  309 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Advertisement Tagged with: environment Fundingcenter_img New fund opens to support planting of 130,000 trees in England’s towns and cities The Forestry Commission has launched the Urban Tree Challenge Fund, with grants available over the next two years to make urban areas greener and help meet the government’s target of planting one million urban trees by 2022.Initially the Urban Tree Challenge Fund is open to block bids, which are applications with a value of at least £500,000 that contain multiple small planting projects.In year two individual applications will be accepted for smaller, single planting sites, and prospective individual applicants can complete an expression of interest form to register interest in applying in 2020.More information is available through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund guide with applications now open until midnight on 28 July. There will also be a webinar at 12:30pm on Wednesday 12 June.The Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) was developed in response to the release of £10 million in the 2018 Autumn Budget announcement for planting at least 20,000 large trees and 110,000 small trees in urban areas in England.The fund provides up to 50% funding of standard costs for planting large and small trees and their establishment costs for three years following planting, such as the costs associated with buying a tree, planting it in a grass verge, basic protection and the labour required to plant it.Establishment payments will then support the cost of weeding, watering and checking trees during multiple visits over a three-year period.Anyone is able to apply for the fund as long as they either have full management control over the land or signed consent from those who do for the duration of the agreement.  308 total views,  2 views today 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

After top cop cancels forum, #CharlotteUprising marches on rich, white mall

After top cop cancels forum, #CharlotteUprising marches on rich, white mall

first_imgCharlotte, N.C.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney had been set to hold a community forum on Sept. 29. Over a hundred community members who have been part of the ongoing Charlotte Uprising came to speak out, continue to raise the call for justice for Keith Lamont Scott and Justin Carr, and call for Putney’s resignation. But at the last minute, the CMPD called off the forum.In response, activists left the church, where the forum was to be held, in their cars in a “funeral-like” caravan. A rally was held at a shuttered library before a march that went to high-traffic shopping areas in South Charlotte – a predominantly rich, white part of town.The march passed restaurants and other shops with chants of “Black Lives Matter!” “Justice for Keith Scott! Justice for Justin Carr!” and “No justice, no peace! No racist police!”South Park Mall was just ahead as the march made its way forward. South Park is the largest mall in North Carolina — and one of the most profitable in the country — and includes many high-end retail stores. After marching down into the parking lot and circling the outside of the mall, the demonstration headed inside.The energy was electric as chants from megaphones bounced off the high ceilings. Workers from nearby stores, many of whom were Black and Brown, came out and joined the chants, cheered on the demonstration, and raised their fists in the air. Some even joined the demonstration, as many of the stores closed early and locked their doors. It was another economic blow the Charlotte Uprising has dealt to business since the rebellion broke out, causing upwards of tens of millions of dollars to the economy.After winding through the mall and holding down chants in the central rotunda, the march pressed forwarded and continued on to other nearby shopping areas. More actions and demonstrations are planned for the days ahead as the Charlotte Uprising continues to build.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Arrests of journalists since disputed June election now top 100

Arrests of journalists since disputed June election now top 100

first_img Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of Agence France-Presse correspondent Farhad Pouladi, who was arrested on 4 November. The official news agency IRNA and AFP’s Tehran bureau confirm that he was freed from Evin prison yesterday afternoon. But Niels Krogsgaard, a Danish journalism student who was arrested the same day, is still being held, the Iranian authorities say. November 5, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arrests of journalists since disputed June election now top 100 News IranMiddle East – North Africa The press freedom organisation added: “Meanwhile, verdicts are beginning to be issued in the Stalinist-style show trials and it is no surprise that journalists have been given harsh sentences of five or six years in prison without any possibility of appeal. This situation is intolerable. The international community must come to the aid of Iran’s journalists.” to go further News March 18, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation Receive email alerts Kohan, who keeps a blog called Rozmargiha (http://roozmaregiha2.blogfa.com/) as well as writing for reformist publications, was arrested together with her husband, who is a student leader. It is not known where they are being held either. RSF_en “Journalists are still being kidnapped or arrested illegally in Iran,” Reporters Without Borders said. “At least 100 journalists and cyber-dissidents have been arrested in the past 145 days (since the 12 June presidential election) and 23 three of them are still being held. More than 50 journalists have left the country and those who have stayed are subject to constant harassment.” Zidabadi, who edits the blog “Avaez no” (http://www.avazeno.blogfa.com/) as well as heading a student committee that defends human rights, was arrested at his home on 3 November and is now also being held at an unknown location. Pouladi’s relatives and colleagues have received no word of him since his arrest, nor do they know why he was arrested or where he is now being held.center_img Help by sharing this information After the ministry of culture and Islamic orientation issued an order on 16 June banning “foreign news media from participating in or covering demonstrations organised without interior ministry permission,” many foreign reporters were forced to leave Iran. Agence France-Presse correspondent Farhad Pouladi and Nafiseh Zareh Kohan, a journalist who writes for various pro-reform newspapers, were arrested yesterday in Tehran during demonstrations marking the 30th anniversary of the US embassy’s seizure. Hassin Assadi Zidabadi, a blogger who heads a student human rights committee, was arrested the day before. IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile been told that Negar Sayeh, who works for various news media, was arrested a week or so ago. Her husband, Hadi Heidari, a well-known cartoonist who edits the Persian cartoon (http://www.haditoons.com) website, had been arrested in Tehran on 22 October while attending a religious tribute to political prisoners at the home of Shehaboldin Tabatabai, a leading supporter of the reformist party Participation, who was also arrested. June 9, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders continues to be very worried about the worsening press freedom situation and treatment of detained journalists in Iran after developments in the past few days. Pouladi was arrested in Tehran by three men, one of them uniformed, although his news agency, AFP, which is one of the few agencies still operating in Iran, had been given permission to cover the demonstrations taking place in the capital and various other cities. News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Planetary Society’s Chief “Science Guy” Bill Nye Slated to Star in New TV Show

Planetary Society’s Chief “Science Guy” Bill Nye Slated to Star in New TV Show

first_imgPeople Planetary Society’s Chief “Science Guy” Bill Nye Slated to Star in New TV Show From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 5:18 pm Bill Nye, CEO and “front man” of the Pasadena-based Planetary Society, is rekindling his “Science Guy” persona from the 90s as he’s slated to star in a new science TV show set to hit premiere next spring.The show, called “Bill Nye Saves the World,” will see each episode take on a hot topic from a scientific point of view, debunking myths and pseudoscientific claims along the way that may be espoused by politicians, corporate leaders or religious figures, according to the show’s official synopsis revealed by Netflix.In a 2015 interview with the Denver Post, Nye discussed the seeds he’d planted in the millennial population which have made him popular and actually given him a chance to save the world.“Millennials are all grown up, and we have a whole new generation of kids watching the show in school. This of course was my goal, to change the world and so on, but to see it actually happen is a bit spooky,” Nye said in the interview.Here in Pasadena, Nye is the face of the Planetary Society, which recently moved into new headquarters on the northeast corner of East Green Street and South Los Robles Avenue.The Society sponsors projects that will seed innovative space technologies, nurtures creative young minds, and is a vital advocate for humankind’s future in space.Nye, a graduate of Cornell University who became a household icon for making science cool and accessible to kids with his hit TV show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” was introduced to astronomy by Carl Sagan, a famed scientist and one of the original members of The Planetary Society, according to their website.Netflix has promised to keep Nye’s “unfiltered style” while using scientific experiments and interviews with prominent scientists to educate viewers on topics such as GMOs and climate change, according to The Denver Post. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Foodies Feast at Taste of Old Pasadena

Foodies Feast at Taste of Old Pasadena

first_imgCommunity News Foodies Feast at Taste of Old Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 7:59 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Make a comment Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News Old Pasadena showcased its status as a dining destination with Taste of Old Pasadena. Hundreds strolled the streets and sampled small bites and drinks from select eateries and bars.The walk included 30 cafes in Old Pasadena with a variety of savory appetizers, innovative salads, delectable entrees and sweet desserts from Cafe Bizou, All India Cafe, and more than 30 additional Old Pasadena eateries.The event was run by volunteer Realtors and Affiliates of the PFAR Charitable Foundation. Their mission is to support local charities actively involved in the community. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more