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Madison Financial Services PLC HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgMadison Financial Services PLC (MFIN.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Madison Financial Services PLC (MFIN.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Madison Financial Services PLC (MFIN.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Madison Financial Services PLC (MFIN.zm)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMadison Financial Services Plc is a financial services group in Zambia offering solutions for general insurance and life assurance products for personal and corporate clients in Zambia and Tanzania. The company operates in four segments: life assurance, non-life assurance, asset management and microfinance. Madison Financial Services offers a range of products; from life and term assurance to pension funds which include unitised, guaranteed, endowment and mortgage endowment options. Company subsidiaries offer a range of health insurance products, and personal, motor, household, commercial and business interruption insurance. Madison Financial Services also provides investment management services, as well as investment funds, unit trusts and brokering service. The microfinance division offers solutions for loans to small- and medium-sized companies and employees of public and private institutions. Madison Financial Services Plc was established in 1992 and is a subsidiary of Lawrence Sikutwa and Associates Limited. Madison Financial Services Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) Q32019 Presentation

first_imgCoronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng)  2019 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nonu set for landmark 100th Test cap

first_imgRoberts recalls his encounters with Nonu as some of the most challenging of his career. “When I was growing up, Ma’a Nonu was one of those players, who at 23 or 24, was scary. In international rugby it’s all about winning collisions and getting on the front foot, which is what he gave New Zealand in his first 30 or 40 caps. It was about giving him space, putting him on inside shoulders.“You know you have to be at the top of your game when you play Ma’a because he’s so abrasive. I remember swapping jerseys with him in 2008 when we had the haka stand-off with the All Blacks, which was a big moment for me.”Nonu with team-mates Jerome Kaino and Joe Rokocoko after defeating Wales in 2008 (Photo: Getty Images)Being recognised as one of the world’s best centres has not come without tremendous hard work and dedication, something that Nonu has shown since the early days of his career.When he first burst on to the scene, Nonu would regularly make crowds wince with his cataclysmic runs into the opposition defence and mammoth collisions in midfield, so it wasn’t long before he turned the heads of the All Blacks’ coaching team.However, to fulfil his dream of becoming an All Black great, it was clear that Nonu had to add to his skill-set if he wanted to play alongside the likes of Tana Umaga, Aaron Mauger and Dan Carter in the All Blacks’ back-line.He worked hard on improving his skills, and a stint playing sevens rugby was one of the best career moves that Nonu ever made.Nonu returned to the 15-a-side game as a much more complete player, equipped with a pinpoint pass and the capability of putting boot to ball when needed.His versatility has seen Nonu become one of the most consistent All Blacks of the last decade, and he has been a vital cog in some of New Zealand’s best achievements, including the 2011 World Cup triumph.His All Black days will soon be at an end after he signed a two-year deal with French team Toulon, which will begin following this year’s World Cup. Ma’a Nonu is set to join the ranks of some of the finest rugby players ever when he makes his 100th Test appearance for New Zealand against Tonga on Friday evening.The dreadlocked midfield predator will become only the sixth New Zealander to achieve the landmark, following Richie McCaw, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock, Dan Carter and Mils Muliaina.Nonu is also only the fourth out-and-out centre to become a Test-match centurion. He joins Brian O’Driscoll, Jean de Villiers and Philippe Sella, all of whom require no introduction.For a player who was on the brink of changing codes to rugby league in 2007, 33-year-old Nonu has made his way into the All Blacks history books through merit alone.From infamously donning eye-liner for a spell in 2004, and tackling a streaker to the ground while playing for Wellington, Nonu has certainly made himself known to the rugby world in more ways than one.At just 21-years-old, he made his international debut for New Zealand in June 2003, starting in the centre in a famous 15-13 defeat by England.Nonu running at Jonny Wilkinson on his New Zealand debut against England in 2003 (Photo: Getty Images)However, even though his first run-out for the All Blacks ended in disappointment, the taste of losing is one that has become alien to Nonu.The All Blacks have only lost on ten occasions when Nonu has featured, giving him a phenomenal win ratio of 89%. The only Test centurion that can trump that statistic is Nonu’s long-term team-mate and captain Richie McCaw.With an enormous arsenal of skills in his locker, Nonu is an assassin in the All Blacks midfield.He is a rugby player of diversity. Nonu cannot be defined as a midfield powerhouse only, or just a creative mind in the middle of the park, because within five minutes he will demonstrate his ability to do both.He can bulldoze his way through defenders like crash-test dummies with an iron-like hand-off, then minutes later leave them looking like they have two left feet as he neatly dances around them.Welsh centre Jamie Roberts is someone who has faced off against Nonu enough times to be fully aware of his talents, and has listed him as one of the top five centres in world rugby. By David MarshAs Ma’a Nonu prepares to make his 100th Test appearance for New Zealand, we look back at his development into one of the greatest centres of the modern era LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Nonu is set to win his 100th cap when he lines up for New Zealand against Tonga (Photo: Getty Images) What better way to bow out of international rugby for the All Black great than to lift the Webb Ellis Cup once again.last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA La Asociación por los Derechos de la Mujer y el Desarrollo y Mama Cash han creado un sitio web en The Guardian, uno de los periódicos de mayor importancia en Inglaterra, dedicado a al “análisis especial sobre los derechos de las mujeres y la igualdad de género“. La sección busca compartir análisis sobre temas urgentes que afectan al género femenino alrededor del mundo. Su primera edición tuvo lugar el 4 de febrero.La agencia informativa Associated Press  ha retirado de su archivo varias fotos de Fidel Castro charlando amigablemente con las damas presidentas de América Latina. ¿Razón? Se ha comprobado que las fotos fueron alteradas mediante técnicas especiales, algo que está terminante prohibido en el mundo de la información. Un corresponsal en La Habana dijo “Fidel está más viejo de lo que revelan las fotos”.Los resultados de la encuesta titulada La Voz del Pueblo que la cadena Univisión encargó en 12 países y fue realizada por la firma de Bendixen & Amandi ha causado polémicas en varias partes del mundo. Una agencia noticiosa afirma que la encuesta “remeció los cimientos del Vaticano”, mientras que el jefe de Información del Vaticano rechazó su valor diciendo que “no ha tenido en cuenta el trabajo de la Comisión Vaticana y ha cedido a presiones externas”. En la encuesta participaron más de 12 mil católicos romanos. Los temas tratados en el sondeo son los grandes retos de la Iglesia Católica en el Siglo XXI y los resultados revelan qué piensan los fieles y qué tan cerca o lejos se encuentran de la dirección de la jerarquía eclesiástica.Según la encuesta el 87% de los católicos respalda la labor realizada por el papa Francisco, y el 80% los africanos y 76% los filipinos apoyan la prohibición de que las mujeres se ordenen sacerdotes, una postura que sólo comparte el 30% de los católicos europeos y 36% de los estadounidenses.El Comité Permanente de la Diócesis del Sureste de la Florida decidió en su más reciente reunión en diciembre de 2013 comenzar el proceso de elección para suceder al obispo Leopoldo Frade, a ese fin se nombró un comité de clérigos y laicos para comenzar el trabajo que durará varios meses. Según este plan la diócesis seleccionó a un comité de 18 clérigos y laicos para elegir al obispo coadjutor, auxiliar con derecho a sucesión. Todo el proceso tiene el permiso de la mayoría de los obispos con jurisdicción y las 110 diócesis que componen la Iglesia Episcopal. Frade se retira por haber llegado a la edad que señalan los cánones para su jubilación.En Venezuela ha habido disturbios estudiantiles contra el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro.  En lugares como Caracas, Táchira y Maracaibo el oficialismo ha sacado la policía a las calles teniendo como consecuencia tres muertos y un indeterminado número de heridos. Cada día el gobierno toma más dotes dictatoriales. Varios periódicos no han podido imprimirse por falta de divisas para comprar papel en el exterior, medida que se considera un intento de limitar la libertad de expresión. La declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos, adoptada por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas el 10 de Diciembre de 1948 en París dice en su Artículo 19: “Todo individuo tiene derecho a la libertad de opinión y expresión; este derecho incluye el de no ser molestado a causa de sus opiniones, el de investigar y recibir informaciones y opiniones y el de difundirlas, sin limitación de fronteras, por cualquier medio de expresión”. Con el cierre de los periódicos en Venezuela más de 30 mil obreros y empleados quedarían sin trabajo. Una manifestante dijo que el gobierno “es cobarde porque persigue a estudiantes en lugar de delincuentes que andan libres por la calle”.La Reforma Migratoria que admitiría a 12 millones de indocumentados en los Estados Unidos sigue sin aprobarse y las posibilidades se suceden como las olas del mar. En esta semana hubo un gran titular que decía que no se aprobaría en este año porque la Cámara de Representantes no confía en el presidente Barack Obama. Horas más tarde surgieron declaraciones de importantes políticos diciendo que “sí habían posibilidades” pese a comentarios contrarios. Decimos nosotros: “Con las vidas de tantas personas no se juega”.EPITAFIO. “El socialismo es la filosofía del fracaso, el credo a la ignorancia, y la prédica a la envidia. Su defecto inherente es la distribución igualitaria de la miseria”. Winston Churchill, político y estadista inglés (1874-1965). Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Por Onell A. SotoPosted Feb 14, 2014 Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rapidísimas Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA center_img 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

Nuevo Amanecer conference celebrates the diversity of Latino ministries

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Nuevo Amanecer conference celebrates the diversity of Latino ministries Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ethnic Ministries Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC 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 A group of participants joined hands in prayer during one of the worship services at Nuevo Amanecer. Photo: Millard Cook[Episcopal News Service – Hendersonville, North Carolina] This week, nearly 400 people gathered Aug. 27 to 30 at Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center for Nuevo Amanecer, a biennial conference that celebrates and supports Latino ministries in the church.The theme of this year’s conference was “Construimos, Equipamos, Inspiramos” – “We Build, Equip, Inspire.” Many participants went to great lengths and traveled long distances to attend. This year, for the first time, the conference included a large presence from Province IX, with participants from countries in Central and South America.The Rev. Bladimir Pedraza was among five participants who made the trip to North Carolina from Colombia. He first learned about Nuevo Amanecer at the Evangelism Matters conference in March in Ohio, and he was thrilled when his bishop invited him to participate in Nuevo Amanecer. Pedraza expressed his gratitude for this opportunity to reflect and share with people from other cultures.“It has been a wonderful experience,” Pedraza said. “It is a reminder that we are all equal in the church, and that we all have the same love.”The first Nuevo Amanecer took place in Los Angeles in 2002, and six years passed before it was offered again, in Atlanta. In 2010, the conference found a home at Kanuga, where it is now held every two years. It is organized by the Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries in partnership with Kanuga, and this year’s conference received additional support from the Episcopal Church Foundation and Forward Movement.Nearly 400 people gathered at Kanuga for Nuevo Amanecer, a biennial conference that celebrates and supports Latino ministries in the Episcopal Church. Photo: The Rev. Edgar Giraldo OrozcoThe Rev. Anthony Guillén, missioner for Latino/Hispanic ministries and director of ethnic ministries for the Episcopal Church, said that from the start the focus of Nuevo Amanecer has been formation and fellowship. When he first began his position, many people involved in Latino ministries felt very isolated from each other, and Nuevo Amanecer provided an opportunity for them to learn in community.He noted that the majority of participants are lay people. “Why are they coming to a ministry conference? They’re coming because they want to learn and be trained. They recognize that they have gifts, and they long to be evangelists and leaders in this church,” Guillén said.He explained, “Our vision is to create a place where people can come together, whether they are just starting and discerning about Latino ministry, or whether they have been in the pews for several years and they’re hearing God’s call to do more, or whether they are already in leadership and looking for more training.”This year’s conference included three keynote speakers: the Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez, bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania; the Rt. Rev. Rafael Morales, bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Rico; and the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism, reconciliation and stewardship of creation. Each speaker addressed one part of the overall theme for the conference.Gutiérrez reflected on the theme of building up the church. He sought to correct harmful language, explaining, “For Latinos and for every person of color, we are not an outreach project. We are the church.”He urged participants to be bold and to take risks for the sake of the Gospel. “I passionately believe in the transformative and redemptive power of Jesus Christ,” he said. “I passionately believe in the courage and faithfulness of his followers. I passionately believe in you. What we do here will change the church and the world.”Continuing with the theme, Morales emphasized the importance of prayer and formation in equipping disciples for ministry. Through prayer and formation, he explained, we are equipped to be disciples and evangelists. “We are ministers of love” and called to show the face of God to the world, Morales said.In her presentation, Spellers affirmed the gifts already present within the community. “Nobody is trying to give Latinos something you don’t already have,” she said. She recounted the many ways she had been inspired by the Latino community, saying, “You have changed my life and grown my faith.” She called on all participants to let their light shine bright. At the end of her presentation, all joined her in singing “This Little Light of Mine” in both English and Spanish.In addition to the plenary sessions, participants had the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops, with topics such as the state of immigration in the United States, LGBTQ ministries, Latino music within the Episcopal Church and the use of social media as a tool for evangelism.Sandy Milien, a recent college graduate from the Diocese of Southeast Florida, was one of the workshop presenters. She helped lead a workshop about the Beloved Community StorySharing Campaign, and she was very moved by the responses of the participants. “It’s great when people come up afterwards and tell you that your workshop touched them in unexpected ways,” she said. “That’s when you see the love of God working in people.”This was Milien’s first time attending Nuevo Amanecer. Her mother, an Episcopal priest in Miami, has participated in the conference several times and encouraged her to come. “It is such a great way for people of different ministries in the Latinx community to come together and see that we are more than just our small churches,” she said. “We are a big part of the Episcopal Church.”Agatha Nolen, a participant from the Diocese of Tennessee, said she learned a great deal during Nuevo Amanecer. She mentioned the growing Latino population in her hometown of Nashville, and she said that she has wondered how her congregation can better engage with this community.“One thing that I’ve learned here is that there’s not a one-size-fits-all model,” she said. She was grateful to learn about ways that non-Spanish speakers can become involved in Latino ministries. “In our diocese, we don’t have a lot of priests who speak Spanish, and that has always been identified as a barrier. Maybe it’s not as much of a barrier as we really thought.”A group from Trinity Episcopal Church in Greeley, Colorado, presented a dance during the opening Eucharist. Yuri Rodriguez of Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis directed the team of choir members and instrumentalists who provided music. Photo: Millard CookThe conference included spirit-filled worship, with music directed by Yuri Rodriguez, associate director of Hispanic music and ministry manager at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis. She worked with the liturgy team to select a broad range of music, from indigenous Latin American music to contemporary music by Latinx composers.“My vision was to bring together the Anglican choral tradition with our Latin American rhythms and musical language,” she said.The conference also featured an original composition, “Un Nuevo Amanecer,” written by Ana López and the Rev. Hipólito Fernandez Reina for the occasion.The worship services, like the conference as a whole, celebrated the diversity of ministries within Latino communities. The Rev. Nancy Frausto, a priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles, preached at the closing Eucharist, and she told participants that God had brought them into the Episcopal Church to share their unique gifts.“God has called us to the Episcopal Church to share our experiences, our history, our tradition, our language, our music,” she said. “Each one of you has gifts that the church needs now.”– The Rev. Leigh C. Preston is an instructor in pastoral Spanish and Latino/Hispanic ministry in the School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South. 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA By Leigh C. PrestonPosted Aug 30, 2018 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing 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 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Beam wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

first_imgBeam wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise London-based Beam is a winner in the “Promoting Opportunity” category, which recognises social mobility programmes across the UK that help people from disadvantaged backgrounds into successful working lives. The category boasts a record number of winners in the wake of Covid-19, highlighting the business world’s commitment to social impact during the pandemic. 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. “We believe that businesses can and must play a positive role in addressing society’s most urgent problems. As a social impact business, Beam is committed to building technology that is just as good as Spotify and Netflix, but for the most disadvantaged people in society. Through this award, we hope to inspire others to use business as a force for good.”  731 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Crowdfunding platform for homeless people Beam has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: one of 205 organisations nationally to be recognised with the award in 2021.  Melanie May | 29 April 2021 | Newscenter_img Employing 25 people, the social enterprise was set up in 2017 by CEO Alex Stephany and uses crowdfunding to remove the key barriers facing homeless people when it comes to finding stable jobs and homes. Members of the public donate towards individual crowdfunding campaigns and leave messages of support, while Beam matches beneficiaries with socially-conscious employers and landlords in the capital.  Advertisement Alex Stephany, founder and CEO of Beam, said: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Since launching, Beam has supported more than 250 homeless people into stable jobs and homes and has crowdfunded £2m in donations, 100% of which goes towards the cost of training, travel, childcare, work tools and rental deposits for its beneficiaries. Beam works in partnership with registered charities and local authorities in London, who refer homeless people to its service. Tagged with: Awards social enterpriselast_img read more

Portland nurses demand COVID-19 protection

first_imgNurses and other health care workers, along with community members, demonstrated in front of Providence Portland Medical Center on Feb. 5, demanding COVID-19 protection and better working conditions. The rally was one day after Providence gave the COVID-19 vaccine — meant for people most at risk — to certain large donors and board members. Portland nurses rally, Feb. 5. WW Photo: Lyn NeeleyGabriel Erbs, organizer for the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA), told this reporter: “Providence is a multibillion-dollar corporation and one of Oregon’s largest employers. If it’s not held accountable for protecting workers, no one will be. ONA nurses are being told to use their own paid time off if they are mandated to quarantine and stay home from work. That’s wrong and unsafe for nurses and patients.”ONA accused Providence of refusing to meet industry-standard COVID-19 safety measures to protect nurses and other health care workers, patients and the community. The union had gathered 1,500 commitment cards signed by fellow nurses, which were strung together and held by protesters. Halfway through the rally, a group marched across the facility to deliver the cards to Providence executives. Portland nurses rally Feb. 5, displaying “commitment cards” calling for a ‘COVID-19 Bill of Rights.’ WW Photo: Lyn NeeleyONA is calling for Providence to adopt the COVID-19 Bill of Rights which demands protection for state health care workers. The bill is based on the American Nurses Association’s “Nursing Code of Ethics” (2015). The Code calls for safe staffing, appropriate PPE, access to timely COVID-19 testing, prompt exposure notification, safety for caregivers, paid time off and compensation for COVID-19 illness and childcare support to continue working through the pandemic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Disappearance of journalist still unsolved eight years on

first_img December 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disappearance of journalist still unsolved eight years on News News RSF_en News FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today urged the judiciary in French Polynesia to investigate how and why investigative journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud, editor of the daily Les Nouvelles de Tahiti, vanished eight years ago today, in 1997. New evidence, suggesting he was murdered, had surfaced since then, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. Reporters Without Borders today urged the judiciary in French Polynesia to investigate how and why investigative journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud, editor of the daily Les Nouvelles de Tahiti, vanished eight years ago today, in 1997, and said it could not accept a Papeete court’s dismissal of the case in June 2002. New evidence, suggesting he was murdered, had surfaced since then, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. Couraud’s body has never been found.Vetea Guilloux, a then member of the armed Intervention Group (GIP), a police force answering to the former president, Gaston Flosse, said in October 2004 he had witnessed the journalist’s execution by two other GIP members who then threw the weighted body into a lagoon. No official attempt has been made to find it as a result of this claim. RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar storycenter_img Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Guilloux’ statement led to speculation about the involvement of president Gaston Flosse, of whom Couraud was a well-known critic. Guilloux was then arrested and sentenced in November 2004 to a year in prison, including nine months suspended, for lies and insults. He was later conditionally freed after withdrawing his claim. The prosecutor-general has refused to reopen the enquiry into Couraud’s disappearance, saying the truth of what Guilloux said could not be verified.Couraud’s family was granted interested-party status in the case and on 10 December 2004 filed a suit against person(s) unknown for murder, in protest against the prosecutor’s decision. The suit was heard on 22 February 2005 by investigating magistrate Anne Barruol. A support committee set up by one of the journalist’s brothers in December 2004 keeps up to date with developments in the enquiry, which has made very little progress. Reporters Without Borders backs the family in its fight to discover what happened to Jean-Pascal Couraud. FranceEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Follow the news on France News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena-based App Maker Introduces New Credit Card Optimization Version for iPhone Users

first_img 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Pasadena-based Wallaby Financial, a leader in mobile and web-based credit card optimization solutions, has released version 4.1 of its flagship iPhone application that reminds iPhone users which credit card will save them the most money before they check out anything from a store.The new technology uses geo-location, financial data, time of day and other factors to determine when to alert people to savings opportunities, and when not to.The new feature has minimal battery impact and operates intelligently to use phone services only when needed. Users shopping at supermarkets or eating at restaurants may receive real-time alerts with a quick visual reminder about which card to use without ever launching the Wallaby app.“Wallaby users know that technology can help them save time and money, so we continuously integrate the latest functions into our application to make sure customers get the best possible deals,” Matthew Goldman, Wallaby Financial Founder and Chief Executive Officers, says about the new version.“Our new feature, ‘Ambient Alerts,’ provides more opportunities to save and rack up rewards, and since our application works seamlessly across mobile and wearable iOS devices, it helps users optimize credit card use at the point of sale.”Designed to help consumers maximize credit card rewards, the Wallaby app helps consumers choose the optimal card for each purchase to ensure that they get the most points, miles, cash back or other rewards.The app is powered by Card Base, Wallaby’s proprietary database of more than 2,800 credit card profiles. In use, it recognizes the user’s location and delivers an unbiased card recommendation for a given purchase.Wallaby version 4.1 for iOS and Wallaby for Apple Watch are available in the App Store and at www.walla.by/mobile. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Subscribe Top of the News Business: Retail News Pasadena-based App Maker Introduces New Credit Card Optimization Version for iPhone Users From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 11:34 amlast_img read more

Dell to migrate 1900 Limerick jobs to Lodz

first_imgAs expected this morning, Dell announced that 1,900 jobs would be migrated from their Raheen plant to their newest Polish facility and to third party manufacturing units abroad.Sean Corkery, vice president of operations EMEA and a senior Dell figure in Limerick, delivered the announcement this morning and said that the jobs migration was part of the company’s 3 billion dollar global reviewSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up that would see them adopt cost saving measures.  Dell said that this was necessary to remain competitive and increase customer satisfaction. Over 1,000 jobs are to remain at the Limerick facility. An official press statement was released just after 9.15 am on Thursday morning where the company stated that a “competitive severance packages” would be offerred to the staff and that onward employment assistance would be afforded and every effort made to ease this transition. The 1,900 jobs will be migrated to Poland between April and November of this year with the transition completed by January 2010. Dell cut more than 8,000 jobs last year and struggled to regain market share it lost to larger rival Hewlett-Packard Co. It also said last year it would outsource more manufacturing to cut costs. The full statement is as follows:DELL TO MIGRATE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS FROM IRELAND TO POLAND AND PARTNERS BY EARLY 2010Limerick, Ireland, Jan. 8th, 2009 — Dell will migrate all production of computer systems for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from Limerick to its Polish facility and third-party manufacturing partners over the next year.The manufacturing migration will be completed in a phased transition during 2009 and is among a series of steps Dell is taking to simplify operations, improve productivity, reduce costs and deliver even higher levels of customer satisfaction. The move is part of a $3 billion cost-reduction initiative the company announced last year and is being made as a result of an ongoing comprehensive review of Dell’s global supply chain.“We are proud of our 18-year tenure as a major manufacturer in Ireland,” said Sean Corkery, vice president of operations, EMEA. “This is a difficult decision, but the right one for Dell to become even more competitive, and deliver greater value to customers in the region.”Dell expects to reduce its Limerick manufacturing workforce by about 1,900 employees over the next 12 months. The initial release of employees will occur in April, with the full transition expected to be completed by January 2010. Affected workers will receive competitive severance package and career outplacement assistance as they transition from the company.“We will treat affected employees with dignity and respect and offer them every practical support through this extended transition period to minimise the impact on them,” said Mr. Corkery. “We appreciate the support from the Irish government and the people of Limerick over these many years.”Dell’s employees in Limerick will continue to coordinate EMEA manufacturing, logistics and supply chain activities across a range of functions including product development, engineering, procurement and logistics.  The company’s Global Innovation Solutions Centre and EMEA Command Centre will remain in Limerick. Dell continues its significant sales, marketing and support activities in Cherrywood, Dublin. Twitter Advertisement Linkedin Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Email NewsLocal NewsDell to migrate 1900 Limerick jobs to LodzBy admin – January 8, 2009 1449 Print Previous articleDell workforce standbyNext articleMunster name side to face Ospreys adminlast_img read more