Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (CFCI.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited is an insurance company offering products and services for the retail and corporate sectors in Kenya and other countries in the Africa sub-region. The company provides life assurance, superannuation, industrial life assurance, bond investment and business incidental insurance services as well as insurance products and services for aviation, engineering, fire, liability, marine, private and commercial vehicles, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited also offers asset management and property development services for the private and corporate sectors in Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Liberty Holdings Limited and is the holding company for Heritage Insurance Company and a short- and long-term insurance business called Liberty Life Kenya Assurance Limited. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited has a presence in 15 countries in the Africa sub-region. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgUnited Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileUnited Capital Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing products and services for investment banking, asset management, trusteeship, securities trading and insurance. The company targets corporations, governments, institutions and high net worth individuals as well as retail investors in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. United Capital Investment Banking offers advisory services which include project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance. United Capital Asset Management expertise covers portfolio/fund management, mutual funds, wealth management and investment advisory services. United Capital Trustees has over 50 years’ experience in Trust services and extensive expertise in debenture trusts, mutual funds, bonds and REITS. United Capital Securities Limited is a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Broker/Dealer. The company is also a registered dealing member of NASD OTC Plc which enables it to deal in over-the-counter equity and fixed income securities. Formerly known as UBA Capital Plc, the company changed its name to United Capital Plc in 2014. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Capital Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CANADA: Former general secretary is elected bishop of Uruguay

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC By Diana SwiftPosted Dec 16, 2011 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Ven. Michael Pollesel will be consecrated as Bishop of Uruguay in the late spring. Photo/Ali Symons/General Synod communications[Anglican Journal] The Ven. Michael Pollesel, former general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, has been elected bishop of Uruguay by the diocesan synod.The election has still to be approved by the province of the Southern Cone, whose House of Bishops meets in May 2012. “I expect the consecration would follow within the next month after that,” said Pollesel, who after resigning as general secretary last summer, became rector at Toronto’s St. Nicholas Church, Birchmount.He will take up the position in Uruguay, a country of 3.5 million people, after Bishop Miguel Tamayo Zalviídar retires in June. He will stay on at St. Nicholas until a new incumbent is found.Pollesel, who speaks fluent Spanish, had visited this poster-country for Latin American democracy several times but has not lived there. Based in the port city of Montevideo, the diocese has solid ties to other denominations. “All churches work very well ecumenically, and interfaith activity is strong as well,” said Pollesel. “But the country is very secular, with even the Roman Catholic Church claiming only about three or four percent of the population as regular attenders.”The diocese currently has female deacons and wants to proceed with the ordination of women priests but the province of the Southern Cone has not approved this step.“I’m excited about the possibilities that this new challenge brings to me at this stage in my life and I ask for your prayers,” said Pollesel. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS CANADA: Former general secretary is elected bishop of Uruguay The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Anglican Communion, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA South America 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 Tags Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Episcopal delegation participates in UN conference on indigenous issues

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments (1) Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR April 20, 2018 at 11:40 am Thank you Archdeacon Paul Sneve (South Dakota) for your involvement in this advocacy and educational ministry! Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. Tags Indigenous Ministries Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal delegation participates in UN conference on indigenous issues Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN By David PaulsenPosted Apr 18, 2018 [Episcopal News Service] A seven-member delegation of Episcopalians from Native tribes across the U.S. represented Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in New York this week during the opening days of the annual meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.The delegation included the Rev. Bradley Hauff, Episcopal Church missioner for indigenous ministries, as well as clergy and lay leaders from Alaska, Idaho, South Dakota, Oklahoma and the Navajoland Area Mission.Wilton Littlechild, Cree Chief from Canada, addresses the audience April 17 at the first informal interactive hearing of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Photo: United NationsThe purpose of the Permanent Forum is to allow indigenous people to provide expert advice to global leaders through the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council, or ECOSOC, and to inform U.N. agencies working on a variety of international issues, from human rights to the environment. As an ECOSOC-accredited nongovernmental organization, the Episcopal Church has a powerful perspective to present in those discussions, Hauff said.“I hope it’s an indicator to people that we as a church, those of us who are indigenous and who are not, we want to own up to what has happened historically, and we do want to be instruments of justice and restitution, equity and reconciliation,” Hauff told Episcopal News Service on April 18, the third day of the conference. “We really see that as the church’s role, and we want to be a part of it.”The church history that Hauff referred to is one of close ties to early American colonialism and the oppression of Native people in North America through much of the last 500 years. Episcopal missionaries ministered to American Indian tribes, but conversion to Christianity typically required leaving Native spirituality behind.The Episcopal Church has made a deliberate effort in recent decades to atone for its role in past injustices and to welcome Native Episcopalians into fuller participation in the church. General Convention resolutions starting at least as far back as the 1970s sought to support Native American land claims and human rights. A 1997 resolution specifically called on the church to “take such steps as necessary to fully recognize and welcome Native Peoples into congregational life.”And in 2009, General Convention repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery, rooted in a 1493 document that purported to give Christian explorers the right to claim lands they “discovered” and convert the people they encountered. The General Convention resolution described the doctrine as “fundamentally opposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ” and pledged to support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was formed by U.N. resolution in 2000 to focus on indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. Its first meeting was held in 2002.This year, the 17th meeting of the Permanent Forum is being held April 16-27 at U.N. headquarters in New York. The theme is “Indigenous people’s collective rights to lands, territories and resources.”Indigenous people risk falling short of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals “as long as our rights over our lands, territories and resources are not recognized,” Chairwoman Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine of Mali said in her opening remarks April 16. “In the same way, the world risks losing the fight against climate change and the destruction of the environment.”The Doctrine of Discovery was among the topics of discussion in the first days of the session, Hauff said, as were treaty violations, misuse of natural resources and substance abuse. He said he was struck by the similarities between the concerns of indigenous cultures around the world and those in the U.S. and the Episcopal Church.One member of the Episcopal delegation, Ronald Braman of Idaho, a member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe, sat on a panel discussion on the Doctrine of Discovery, and the Rev. Brandon Mauai, from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, spent part of April 18 attending a presentation about the federal response to Standing Rock’s 2017 standoff in opposition to an oil pipeline across the Missouri River.Mauai, through “his work with the tribal council there, as well as the church, has a direct link to a number of the issues being discussed here at the forum,” Hauff said.Although the Episcopal delegation is only participating in the Permanent Forum session through April 19, delegates have plenty of experiences, information and lessons to bring back to their home communities. In one memorable episode, an indigenous woman from Latin America spotted the Rev. Michael Sells, a deacon from Navajoland Area Mission, and her attention appeared to be drawn to his clergy collar.“She pointed at him and said, ‘colonista,’” Hauff recalled, or “colonialist” – a present-day reminder of the church’s past association with colonial powers.“We had a conversation about that in our group, what that experience meant,” Hauff said. Sells, who is part Navajo and part Athabaskan, acknowledged it was a powerful, uncomfortable moment, “but it was important for him to experience it, based on our history,” Hauff said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Hal Weidman says: Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

Outgoing Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee chosen as provisional bishop designee…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Outgoing Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee chosen as provisional bishop designee of Milwaukee Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Bishop Elections Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Knoxville, TN Posted Dec 2, 2020 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Lee[Diocese of Milwaukee] The standing committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, a group of elected clergy and lay leaders, announced today that the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, current bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, is the designee for provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee. Lee will begin serving as the provisional bishop designee on April 1, 2021. The convention at which the clergy and lay representatives of the diocese will vote on Lee’s nomination will be held shortly thereafter, at a date to be determined but likely in June 2021. Lee will conclude his ministry as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago at the end of this month.“On behalf of the standing committee, I’d like to express our enthusiasm and readiness to work with Bishop Jeff Lee in this season of our common life together. His love for the Diocese of Milwaukee is evident when you talk with him, and his roots here among us are deep,” said the Rev. Scott Leannah, president of the standing committee. “His love for the gospel, dedication to the church and knowledge of congregational and diocesan ministry will be a blessing and gift for us during this time of transition and new life. We urge your prayerful support for Bishop Lee and his family as he concludes his ministry in the Diocese of Chicago. We ask you to do all you can to support him in the role of provisional bishop of the Diocese of Milwaukee. He comes to us at a pivotal time in our shared life and we are grateful for his ‘yes’; we believe it was inspired by the Holy Spirit.”The Diocese of Milwaukee’s current bishop, the Rt. Rev. Steven Andrew Miller, will retire on Dec. 31 after a terminal sabbatical. As stated above, Lee will begin his ministry with the Diocese of Milwaukee on April 1. He will work half time for a two-year term.Lee was elected the twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Chicago in 2007 and was consecrated on Feb. 2, 2008. Lee is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Nashotah House Theological Seminary and served as a curate, canon to the ordinary and church developer in the Diocese of Northern Indiana and as rector of churches in Wisconsin and Washington before being elected bishop. He and his wife, Lisa Rogers Lee, have two children, Katherine and Jonathan. You may find Lee’s full bio here.“I am delighted at the prospect of returning to ministry with the people of the Diocese of Milwaukee. More than 20 years since our time at St. Christopher’s, River Hills, Lisa and I still remember fondly the warm friendships and vital ministry we experienced in Wisconsin,” said Lee. “I am honored that the standing committee has asked me to stand for election as bishop provisional, and all the people of the diocese will be in my prayers between now and when I hope to join you in April.”Between Jan. 1 and March 31, two assisting bishops will support and advise the standing committee in their role as the ecclesiastical authority for the Diocese of Milwaukee. The Rt. Rev. Matthew Gunter, bishop of Fond du Lac and provisional bishop of Eau Claire, will be the assisting bishop Jan. 1-Feb. 15 and the Rt. Rev. Keith Whitmore, retired, will be the assisting bishop Feb. 16-March 31. They will meet with the standing committee monthly and will be available for advice and pastoral care on an as-needed basis. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL 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 an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Bhubesi Pride completes 2013 African rugby coaching project

first_imgMonday Sep 2, 2013 Bhubesi Pride completes 2013 African rugby coaching project The final update from Bhubesi Pride’s 2013 charitable rugby coaching trip through AfricaBhubesi Pride is currently finalising the 2014 Expedition Coacthing Team. Selection is complete, however individuals that are interested in joining the Pride in Africa for shorter periods of 4-12 weeks should get in touch asap and if everything goes well, will be invited for an interview.You can contact Bhubesi Pride and learn more about the great work they’ve been doing for the past few years by visiting their website at rugbyinafrica.orgADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Bhubesi Pride Foundation Related Articles 108 WEEKS AGO Change lives through coaching Rugby in beautiful… 188 WEEKS AGO Meet Tom Chaloba, Zambian Rugby Inspiration… 204 WEEKS AGO Jacques Burger coaches with the Pride in… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

TalkTalk offers grants for Internet projects

first_imgTalkTalk offers grants for Internet projects Howard Lake | 8 July 2007 | News  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Communications company TalkTalk and digital inclusion charity Citizens Online have launched the Innovation in the Community Awards, offering grants of £2,000 to spend on PC’s, hardware, software or technical expertise to start up or develop an Internet project.The Innovation in the Community Awards are offering 30 grants of £2,000 to winning charities and communities groups throughout the UK to fund Internet related projects. Free TalkTalk broadband is also included in the award.The deadline for applications, which can be submitted online only, is 28 September 2007 and winners will be notified by 10 October. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in November. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Indiana Ag in China Hopes to Expand Exports; 25 Year Relationship…

first_img Indiana Ag in China Hopes to Expand Exports; 25 Year Relationship Recognized By Andy Eubank – Jun 13, 2012 Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman is back on the ground in China with another trade mission focusing on new trade and economic opportunities there. Agriculture is part of the delegation and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay spoke with HAT from China after the first meeting of the trip.“We’ve just completed the morning session of the ninth Indiana-Zhejiang economic exchange and trade summit,” he said. “I’m always interested in the conversations beside the ones I’m involved with myself, on let’s talk about opportunities in hardwoods, or processed corn, or food oils, or those kinds of products that Indiana grows, develops, and adds value to. We’re really excited about the opportunities that we’re seeing here at the very early beginnings of what I believe will be another successful mission to China.”Indiana has realized over a quarter billion dollar improvement in agricultural exports to China since outreach to that country started. Do these trade missions hope to maintain exports or is there a strong feeling that exports can expand? Kelsay says both, but they’re excited about growth opportunities.“I think as we look at the growth perspectives and the opportunity for changes in diets, and product needs, and the kinds of futuristic looks and trends that we see with our friends here in China, the opportunity for Indiana is very bright. We really expect that trade can continue to grow at levels that we’re trying to really focus on.”Kelsay added those focus areas are “new areas as well as those traditional avenues where agriculture products and investment can really benefit our Indiana state as well as around the world.”The state has a history on these trips of witnessing actual business deals, and Kelsay said after securing any of those deals we’ll get official announcements from the Lt. Governor’s office.The full HAT interview with Joe Kelsay is here:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/Joe-Kelsay-from-China-June-12.mp3|titles=Joe Kelsay from China June 12]Lt. Governor Skillman Recognizes Indiana’s 25-Year Relationship with ZhejiangLt. Governor Becky Skillman Wednesday was joined by Vice Governor Gong Zheng of Zhejiang province to recognize the 25th anniversary of Indiana and Zhejiang’s sister-state relationship. In 1987 Governor Robert Orr established Indiana’s relationship with the Chinese province.Lt. Governor Skillman is leading an economic development mission in China, June 11-17. After a full day of events, including hosting the Indiana Business Summit and private meetings with Chinese businesses, the Lt. Governor delivered the keynote address at the anniversary banquet.“Governor Orr had incredible foresight to recognize the potential for growth Indiana stood to gain, and the Governor and I are proud to continue his legacy,” Lt. Governor Skillman said. “Today our partnership with China is strong, and there are opportunities for additional job growth and investment.”Lt. Governor Skillman presented Vice Governor Shen Zulu with the Governor Robert Orr International Friendship Award. The Vice Governor signed the original agreement establishing Zhejiang’s sister-province relationship with Indiana. Governor Mitch Daniels and the Lt. Governor created the award, and the Vice Governor was the first person to receive it.The Lt. Governor also presented an Indiana limestone carving, donated to the state to give to Zhejiang, recognizing the 25-year anniversary of the sister-state relationship. In return she accepted a wood carving on behalf of the state of Indiana from Zhejiang officials.During her second trade mission to China, the Lt. Governor is meeting with prospective importers of Hoosier goods, Chinese government officials and representatives of Chinese businesses. China is Indiana’s second largest Asian trading partner.From 2000 to 2010, Indiana’s exports to China grew by 554 percent. This is Lt. Governor Skillman’s sixth international trade mission, and second to China.Additional information about the economic development mission to China is available on the Lt. Governor’s website, www.lg.in.gov/china2012.htm. Tax dollars are not being used to fund this trade mission.Source: Office of Lt. Governor Becky SkillmanAudio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/Joe-Kelsay-from-China-June-12.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home News Feed Indiana Ag in China Hopes to Expand Exports; 25 Year Relationship Recognized Previous articleGary Wilhelmi 6-13-12 PM CommentsNext articleSome Proposed Farm Bill Amendments Open Can of Worms Andy Eubanklast_img read more

“I did nothing wrong,” says freed journalist

first_img News Help by sharing this information Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Speaking to Reporters Without Borders, Khawar Mehdi Rizvi thanked everyone, especially fellow journalists, who had campaigned for his release since he was arrested in mid-December and accused of faking a report about armed Taliban. January 28, 2021 Find out more News PakistanAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts March 27, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “I did nothing wrong,” says freed journalist News Journalist Khawar Mehdi Rizvi was released from prison in Quetta on 29 March by order of the local anti-terrorist court, though he will be on bail and must still appear in court to face charges of “conspiracy” and “sedition.” He said he had not broken the law and had simply done his job as a journalist.  He was greeted outside the prison by his brother, his lawyer and others journalists.Speaking to Reporters Without Borders, he thanked everyone, especially fellow journalists, who had campaigned for his release since he was arrested in mid-December and accused of faking a report about armed Taliban activities along the Afghan border.He said he now knew the true value of press freedom and wanted to more energetically continue his work as a journalist. All the charges against him were false, he said. He had simply wanted to tell the public the truth.________________________________________________________________27 March 2004Pakistani journalist Khawar Mehdi Rizvi is to be released on bail, on the order of the special anti-terrorist court in Quetta.Reporters Without Borders welcomed the 27 March decision but called on the government to go further by dropping charges against the journalist.The prosecutor raised no objection to the court decision. The journalist’s lawyer and his brother were attempting to find the necessary documentation and 200,000 rupees (3,000 euros) needed to secure his release on 29 March.Rizvi however is still accused of “conspiracy” and “sedition” and he will have to attend court at each stage of the trial, although he will be allowed to live in Islamabad.”An injustice has been corrected,” said Reporters Without Borders. “A respected Pakistani journalist was imprisoned while his two French colleagues were only sentenced to a fine. Now we ask you to consider dropping the case against him”, the international press freedom organisation asked in a letter to the federal interior minister.More than 3,000 journalists and media workers already have signed a worldwide petition drawn up by a committee campaigning for his release (www.freekhawar.org).The three journalists were arrested on 16 December 2003 in Karachi, just after completing a report on Taliban groups at the border with Afghanistan. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Pakistan RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder PakistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Support for Khabarnegaran Iran, a news website for Iranian journalists

first_img to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran News News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 1, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support for Khabarnegaran Iran, a news website for Iranian journalistscenter_img June 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en March 18, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Around 250 journalists have been arrested and given long jail terms during the past two years in Iran. Journalists and newspapers that fail to toe the regime’s line are exposed to the possibility of being prosecuted or suspended over a report or editorial. Many journalists are no longer able to work openly. Persecution of journalists has become part of the Iranian state’s political culture.Reporters Without Borders is supporting Khabarnegaran Iran (The Iranian Journalist), an Iranian news website aimed at journalists. Launched in July 2009, it has become part of the resistance to the government’s repression and propaganda.What are the differences between working as a journalist in Tehran and working as a journalist in the rest of the country? How can you inform the public when all dissident voices are being censored? What role do women journalists play in Iran? Who are the journalists that are in jail and why are they there? How do the families of detained journalists live? These are the kind of stories the website covers.The articles are written in Farsi but about a quarter of them are translated into English in order to reach a wider audience. The team of translators also translate some international articles into Farsi.Using a network of contributors in Iran, the website offers a unique insight into what life is like for Iranian journalists and provides an alternative outlet to those who have been forced to stop working as journalists for political reasons.Khabarnegaran Iran’s articles hit home and anger the Iranian authorities. The site was the target a cyber-attack of unknown origin on 2 November. The reformist news websites Jaras News and Kalameh were also rendered inaccessible for more than 10 hours the same day.The site had to suspend operations at the end of 2009 because of the crackdown on protests and massive exodus of journalists that followed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection in June of that year. It reopened a few months ago.Iran is ranked 175th out of 179 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index released this month. Around 50 independent newspapers have been suspended since June 2009 by the courts and by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance’s censorship arm. Those that continue to publish are subject to constant harassment, including warnings and interrogations, and self-censorship is the rule in newsrooms.The Iranian authorities demonize the Internet, social networks and new media, accusing them of serving foreign interests. The regime is constantly tightening its control of the Internet and in January 2011 created the first “cyber-police” to track down online dissidents. The authorities boast of their success in the field of Internet censorship, claiming that they have blocked millions of websites.Online filtering software developed in Iran is being used to reinforce content blocking and several western companies have been accused of cooperating with the Iranian government in this area. Iran now wants to go further and develop its own national Internet. Help by sharing this information News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more