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Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgAgricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileAgricultural Development Bank (ADB) is a leading financial institution in Ghana with an agricultural development focus. In 1964, Bank of Ghana set up a Rural Credit Department to manage legislation and plans and procedures for a specialised bank for the agricultural sector. ADB was established in 1965 as the Agricultural Credit and Cooperative Bank. The bank was restructured in 2009 and positioned as a full-service financial institution with an agricultural focus; offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, commercial, executive and parastatal sectors. ADB is responsible for providing up to 85% of institutional credit to the agricultural market. It also offers services in risk and treasury management. ADB has a national footprint with 78 branches located in the major towns and cities of Ghana, as well as automatic and mobile banking facilities. Agricultural Development Bank is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby Book Review – Rugby World Cup 2011 Official Guide

first_imgNot the “perfect preview” as the blurb has it, but not a bad one. Each team focus features a star player and coach profile, five players to watch, form since France 2007 and, of course, an overview. As hosts and favourites, New Zealand get a fuller treatment and best of all the add-ons is a far-reaching facts & stats section.RW RATING 3/5 BUY IT AT:  amazon.co.ukCarlton            £12.99 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

Una Cuaresma creativa con danza de zumba y muestrario de…

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Por Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 18, 2013 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Episcopal News Service] Shannon Knapp, de Lehighton, Pensilvania, practica danza zumba en su ‘camino a Jerusalén’ como parte de su ejercicio spiritual en la Cuaresma de 2013.Al menos otras 83 personas en la Diócesis Episcopal de Bethlehem están remando, levantando pesas, haciendo ciclismo, caminando y hasta haciendo ejercicio con sillas en hogares de ancianos con la disposición de abandonar estilos de vida insanos mientras cuentan las calorías quemadas como [equivalentes a] kilómetros recorridos que tiene por finalidad “llegar a Jerusalén” a tiempo para la Semana Santa.Muchos episcopales están brindando tentadoras oportunidades creativas a la tradicional costumbre cuaresmal de renunciar a malos hábitos o lujos y de adquirir disciplinas en el empleo de acercarse más a Dios.Las invitaciones a renunciar cosas incluyen llamados a través de la Iglesia Episcopal y de la Comunión Anglicana a ‘ayunar’ en el uso del carbón y de las bolsas plásticas,  a reducir el consumo de alimentos y a abstenerse de palabras y estivos de vida insanos al tiempo de concentrarse en vivir de una manera más sencilla.Además de la caminata comunitaria a Jerusalén en la Diócesis de Bethlehem, otras posibilidades añadidas incluyen: publicar una foto diaria de la presencia de Dios en lugares inesperados; la Locura de la Cuaresma; los desafíos bíblicos; e incluso una competencia entre bigotes y barbas de perilla.Cuaresma: orar, ayunar, actuar solidariamenteEn su mensaje de Cuaresma, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori pidió a los episcopales “orar, ayunar, actuar solidariamente con los menesterosos. Aprender más, dar limosnas, compartir lo que tienen. Ser consciente de lo que comen.Los episcopales podrían, por ejemplo, contemplar el consumir $4 de alimentos al día, el equivalente del presupuesto de los Cupones de Alimentos [Food Stamps], como un “acto de solidaridad con los que padecen escasez todos los días y todas las semanas”, afirmó.Del mismo modo, los episcopales de San Diego fueron invitados a  convertirse en “Hambrientos por Cuaresma”, privándose de una comida a la semana y donando el costo de esa comida a Servicios Episcopales de la Comunidad [Episcopal Community Services] para programas que ayudan a las personas sin hogar y a los enfermos mentales. De esa manera, se trataba, al mismo tiempo, de renunciar y de añadir, dijo Deann Ayer, coordinadora voluntaria de ECS.“A las familias le resultaría divertido hacerlo, y a los niños también, y luego conversar acerca de lo que significa”, apuntó ella en una reciente entrevista telefónica desde su oficina.Renunciar y añadir… palabrasLa Sociedad de San Juan Evangelista  [Society of St. John the Evangelist] en West Newbury, Massachusetts, ha abierto un sitio de meditación para “renunciar a una palabra a la semana” sin la cual su vida sería mejor, Jamie Coats, director de Los Amigos de SSJE.“Mi palabra de esta semana fue ‘yo’”, escribió Laura en la página web de la meditación durante la estación cuaresmal del año pasado. “Quería intentar poner el énfasis en la otra persona, en lugar de en mí misma. La renuncia no me salió tan bien; pero intentarlo resultó una lección en sí y de por sí. ¡No tenía idea de cuánto yo hablo sobre mí misma! ¡Estaba a mitad de frase y me quedaba congelada al acordarme de que la conversación giraba en torno a los demás! Entonces cambiaba de tema e intentaba sacarle conversación a ellos y sobre ellos. He decidido insistir en esta palabra durante dos semanas puesto que no lo llegué a hacer tan bien como habría querido”.Al menos 40 personas respondieron al desafío el año pasado, dijo Coats en un mensaje electrónico a Episcopal News Service.La página web explica la manera de proceder: “Todos tratamos, una u otra vez, de renunciar a esos hábitos, alimentos o conductas que nos hacen daño — ¿qué hay de las palabras? He aquí nuestro reto para usted: durante una semana, deje de usar una palabra que sea destructiva para usted, para su vida, para el mundo de sus relaciones con los demás”.Entre tanto, los feligreses de la iglesia del Espíritu Santo [Church of the Holy Spirit] en Harleysville, Pensilvania, están añadiendo palabras  —sus propias reflexiones diarias se distribuyen por Internet como un blog Tumblr, dijo la Rda. Catherine D. Kerr, rectora auxiliar.“En vez de concentrarse nuestra comunidad en algo que se produce en algún lugar ‘allá afuera’ estas reflexiones están escritas por miembros de nuestra propia parroquia y se compartirán con el mundo”, explicó.Además… levantamiento de pesas y ejercicios de sillas para JerusalénJerusalén está aproximadamente a 9.133 kilómetros del condado de Carbon, Pensilvania, y el Rdo. John Wagner, rector electo de la iglesia de San Marcos y San Juan [St. Mark’s and St. John’s] en la ciudad de Jim Thorpe, está haciendo la conversión de calorías a kilómetros por toda una serie de ejercicios. De esa manera, los participantes metafórica y colectivamente llegarán a Jerusalén “a tiempo de unirse a Jesús en la Vía Dolorosa y hacer ese trayecto de lágrimas con él”.“Podremos recorrer esa Vía Dolorosa con unos cuantos kilos de menos y una figura un poquito mejor”, dijo Wagner, que hasta ahora ha conseguido que 83 personas, entre episcopales, catolicorromanos y metodistas, se hayan apuntado para el viaje.“Mi oración es que no nos falten unos cuantos kilómetros y nos quedemos mojados en el Mediterráneo”, bromeó él durante una reciente entrevista telefónica con ENS.Wagner adaptó un programa del Ministerio Episcopal de Salud para incluir a todo el mundo, desde una danza zumba de Shannon Knapp hasta los ejercicios con sillas de los residentes de un hogar de ancianos, contó él.Para Knapp, una feligresa de la iglesia de Todos los Santos [All Saints] en Lehighton, “es una gran oportunidad  utilizar el ejercicio [físico] en una misión positiva para la iglesia. Estoy impaciente por empezar”.Wagner, de 66 años, que medita mientras camina, dijo que el programa también incluía meditaciones semanales sobre la Escritura y consejos de salud. “Y según avance la estación de Cuaresma, es de esperar que lleguemos a Pascua mucho mejor física y espiritualmente, y mi cardiólogo sí aprueba eso”.Los participantes le enviarán por correo electrónico a Wagner el total de sus actividades de cada semana; él las convertirá en kilómetros y los mantendrá expuestos [en la página web] en cómputos individuales y colectivos según se acerque la Semana Santa.Cuando algunos participantes de un hogar de ancianos manifestaron su preocupación de que sólo podían comprometerse a hacer dos o tres kilómetros por semana, él comparó sus contribuciones a “la lección de la ofrenda de la viuda de San Lucas, donde sus dos blancas fueron consideradas más valiosas que la de los ricos que dieron de su abundancia. De manera que ellos podían integrarse al programa  y si tengo que recogerlos el Sábado Santo y traerlos para que se reúnan con el resto del grupo, pues me parece bien”.Wagner dijo que planeaba atraer a tantos participantes como fuera posible durante la Semana Santa para concluir juntos el último tramo. Él aún está aceptando participantes, incluidos los “independientes”, a través de su correo electrónico en: [email protected] ayuno… de carbón y bolsas plásticasTanto la Diócesis de Virginia Como la Red Medioambiental de la Comunión Anglicana [ACEN, sigla en inglés] están invitando a participar en un “Ayuno de carbón por la Cuaresma”.“La Cuaresma es un tiempo de arrepentimiento y ayuno, de apartarse de todo lo que es contrario a la voluntad y el propósito de Dios para este mundo y todos los que viven en él”, dijo el arzobispo Thabo Makgoba, presidente de ACEN y  primado de la Iglesia Anglicana de África del Sur, que incluye a algunos de los países más vulnerables al cambio climático. Recientemente, las inundaciones afectaron a dos de las diócesis de su Iglesia, Lebombo y Niassa, y dejaron a más de 150.000 personas sin hogar.“Este año, invito a los anglicanos a concentrar sus ‘actos de amor y sacrificio’ cuaresmales en nuestra contribución al cambio climático y a los más afectados por él”, dijo  Makgoba en una declaración.El recurso del ayuno de carbón sugiere una acción específica por cada uno de los 40 días de la Cuaresma, que cree conciencia de los problemas ambientales y oriente a los participantes en la forma de hacer un impacto positivo en la creación.Partiendo de las tradicionales costumbres cuaresmales en que los cristianos renuncian a cosas tales como chocolates o bebidas alcohólicas, el ayuno de carbón le pide a los participantes  que se concentren en cambios de su estilo de vida para reducir su “impacto ecológico”, su contribución a las emisiones de gas nocivas al medioambiente que causan el efecto invernadero, y que usualmente se miden en equivalentes a dióxido de carbono. Los participantes pueden registrar sus experiencias en un blog en desde el Miércoles de Ceniza hasta Pascua de Resurrección.En otra iniciativa medioambiental, en la Diócesis de Maryland los Aliados Interreligiosos por el Chesapeake (que antes se llamaran Comunidad del Pacto de Chesapeake) invitan a las congregaciones a abstenerse de usar bolsas plásticas durante la Cuaresma y optar en su lugar por bolsas reusables de tela, según Sharon Tillman, directora de comunicaciones de la diócesis.Los episcopales también pueden unirse a un [proyecto de] 40 Días de Vida Sencilla en un Tiempo de Fuego y de Lluvia [40-Days of Simply Living in a Time of Fire & Rain], un reto interreligioso para individuos y congregaciones, según Chuck Morello, copresidente de la Comisión Episcopal de Mayordomía Ambiental de Minnesota. Esta iniciativa es accesible en Facebook e incluye un calendario de retos para los participantes.Además… imágenes de DiosKim Ellsworth, que participa en el Programa Episcopal de Prácticas Urbanas [Episcopal Urban Intern Program] en la iglesia de San Esteban [St. Stephen’s] en Hollywood, California, espera captar a otros  en “asumir una disciplina que impacta nuestra fe, nuestras relaciones y nuestra relación con Dios.“Voy a tomar una foto cada día de lo que creo que representa la presencia de Dios en una ciudad que usualmente no la muestra abiertamente”, según Ellsworth. “Cuando me mudé por primera vez a Los Ángeles, estaba asombrada por la suciedad del medioambiente y del sufrimiento de la gente a pesar del clima espléndido y tibio. Quería ayudar pero reconozco que caí en el pesimismo de [creer] que nada que hiciera cambiaría eso. He salido de ahí, pero quiero aprovechar este tiempo de reflexión para documentar y explorar cómo Dios se muestra en lugares donde normalmente no se nos ocurriría mirar”.Valiéndose de la página de Facebook y del sitio web de la iglesia, ella ha invitado a la comunidad a que la acompañen en su aventura fotográfica.En una actividad cuaresmal inspirada en los deportes, la conocida Locura de Cuaresma creada por el Rdo. Tim Schenck en 2010 y ahora dirigida en asociación con el Movimiento Adelante [Forward Movement] consiguió hasta 50.000 visitas a la página web el año pasado.El formato de la manera atractiva de aprender acerca de los hombres y mujeres del Calendario de los Santos de la Iglesia es directo: “se ponen 32 santos en una categoría de eliminación individual semejante a un torneo. Cada selección permanece abierta por un cierto período de tiempo y la gente vota por su santo preferido. 16 santos hacen la serie de los Devotos Dieciséis; ocho pasan a la serie de los Jubilosos Ocho; cuatro integran los Fieles Cuatro; dos pasan al Campeonato, y al ganador se le concede el codiciado Halo de Oro. La primera serie consiste en información biográfica básica de cada uno de los 32 santos. Las cosas se tornan un poquito más interesantes en las series subsecuentes en la medida en que ofrecemos citas y peculiaridades, exploramos leyendas e incluso nos adentramos en la zona de las cursilerías piadosas”, según la página web de Locura de Cuaresma.Para los que tienen una mentalidad bíblica, varias iglesias e incluso algunas diócesis han emprendido el Desafío Bíblico, que ofrece varias opciones de leer segmentos de la Biblia, o la Biblia completa durante los programas cuaresmales y a lo largo del año.Finalmente, la iglesia de Santiago Apóstol [St. James] en Cincinnati está auspiciando una competencia de dejarse crecer bigotes y barbas de perilla (o chivitos). Los concursantes comienzan el Martes de Carnaval “con una apuesta inicial de $10 que es la cuota de participación”, según la página web del concurso. “También anunciarán la institución benéfica de su elección a la que patrocinan [los concursantes] con su vello facial”.– La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Una Cuaresma creativa con danza de zumba y muestrario de fotos Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA last_img read more

Welsh third sector presents Brexit asks to government

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 24 October 2018 | News Third sector organisations in Wales have today (24 October) presented their Brexit asks to the Welsh government.The asks were presented to Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford AM, and draw on findings from the Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit. The Forum is a joint initiative set up in summer 2018 between Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre (WGC) to help the third sector better engage with, and influence, the Brexit debate.A range of concerns emerged during Forum meetings, including calls for decision makers to respect devolution during the Brexit process and for all post-Brexit legislation to be robustly scrutinised. The Welsh third sector organisations’ specific concerns largely fall into four areas: funding; the environment and animal welfare; equality and human rights; and immigration.The Forum, which has links with the UK-wide Brexit Civil Society Alliance and is funded by The Legal Education Foundation has published a position statement on its website, detailing:fears that a Shared Prosperity Fund will not match the £2.1bn in EU Structural Funds, will relegate tackling poverty and social exclusion, and fail to be shaped and delivered by the third, private and public sectors, including frontline staffcalls for current environmental and animal welfares standards to remain intact and not be compromised or diluted in the face of new trade deals or when devising the replacement of the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy), and that the new environmental watchdog unambiguously respects devolved legislationthe need for the Welsh Government to limit hate crime and protect our economic and social rights by ensuring the principles of the EU Charter are protected and progressed, in all areas of life, including in trade negotiations and in courtcalls for all new immigration policies, including roll out of the EU Settlement Scheme, ensure vital services, like those undertaken by the care sector, are adequately resourced and do not compromise social cohesion nor the rights of EU citizens and migrant communities in Wales.In response, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said:“The third sector in Wales is vibrant and diverse, including organisations which provide services in every sphere of life in Wales.“Whatever the form Brexit takes, it will cause disruption to Wales. That is why we, as a responsible government, will continue to plan for all possible outcomes. The third sector must also think carefully about how it responds to Brexit while continuing to deliver vital services to our communities.“I welcome the Forum’s position paper as it will help the third sector consider the implications in a number of key areas, such as human rights and equality, immigration, EU citizenship and the environment and animal welfare.” Advertisement Over 40 third sector organisations, including RSPB, Focus on Labour Exploitation, and Children in Wales, have participated in the Forum to date, with the next meeting to take place on 5 December. All third sector organisations in Wales are welcome to participate, or can learn more about the Forum and the Brexit timeline by visiting the new website.  153 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Brexit Wales / Cymrucenter_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  154 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Welsh third sector presents Brexit asks to governmentlast_img read more

Women’s tennis downs UT-Rio Grande Valley

first_imgKennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Women’s tennis power past Dartmouth Women’s tennis starts off strong in Big 12 play Facebook Facebook Women’s tennis to begin conference play at Baylor Twitter ReddIt Kennedy Stadler is a second year student at Texas Christian University studying journalism and Spanish. Kennedy is from Danville, California and enjoys sports as well as traveling. Previous articleNeighbor to Neighbor program encourages cooperation between students and Fort Worth residentsNext articleWinchester looks to shift swim and dive program in new direction as postseason approaches Kennedy Stadler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ + posts printAlthough the Frogs (6-2) battled hard for the doubles point, solid singles performances across all courts sealed a 4-0 win over the UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (1-4).“Not only did they have dominating performances in singles, but they were able to close the door when there was an opportunity to close it,” assistant coach Christopher Williams said.During doubles, Aleksa Cveticanin and Elizabeth Tedford quickly cruised to a 6-1 victory on court three over Sandra Putz and Katarina Sasaroga. Entering Saturday’s match, Putz and Sasaroga were undefeated at the No. 3 position. Close sets on courts one and two left the doubles point up for grabs. Kate Paulus and Mercedes Aristegui on court one and Addy Guevara and Chloe Hule on court two were faced with tough, back-and-forth matches. Williams said that canceling out external factors helped Guevara and Hule surge back to clinch the doubles point with a 7-5 win on court two. “They might know that that court is finished, but we coach them to be thinking about what is my next play to do on this exact score count,” Williams said. The Frogs momentum carried over into singles as Hule put away the second point in a 6-2, 6-0 win on court four. Freshmen Paulus followed with a demanding 6-1, 6-1 win over Marine Darzyan to put the Frogs up 3-0. On court two, Aristegui took down Michelle Walker to secure the team win for the Frogs. Aristegui now leads the team with 11 singles wins on the season. The resilient team win was a confidence boost, Williams said, who are facing both injuries and general soreness despite their 10-day break. Ellie Douglas and Stevie Kennedy both sat out Saturday’s match, and Tedford rejoined the team this week due to the Frog’s health issues, Coach Lee Walker said in a press release on GoFrogs.com. The Frogs remain undefeated on their home court, but next week they will travel to Tempe, Arizona to face Arizona State Feb. 22 and Ohio State Feb. 24. center_img Kennedy Stadler Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Linkedin Linkedin Women’s tennis prepares for ASU, Ohio State World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

After journalist’s murder, protection urgently needed in DRC

first_img Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence February 24, 2021 Find out more to go further February 18, 2021 Find out more Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian News In its annual report published on 2 November, JED said it has so far registered a total of 85 press freedom violations in the DRC in 2019, including 18 acts of aggression, torture or mistreatment of journalists. Last weekend’s murder brings the number of Congolese journalists murdered in the DRC in the past two decades to 15. Was Papy Mahamba Mumbere killed because of his commitment to combatting the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands in the DRC? He had just hosted a programme on Lwemba Community Radio about the response to the epidemic when he was murdered at his home in the town of Lwemba at around 8 p.m. on 2 November. Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo February 16, 2021 Find out more According to the information gathered by JED, Mumbere was hacked to death in front of his wife by a group of men armed with knives and machetes, who also inflicted a serious machete injury on his wife when she tried to intervene. They set fire to the couple’s home as they left. Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in calling for a thorough investigation to quickly identify the perpetrators and circumstances of last weekend’s murder of a community radio journalist in the northeastern province of Ituri. JED said it was “extremely shocked” by Mumbere’s murder on the day that is celebrated worldwide as International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The DRC is currently ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. Health workers move a patient to a hospital after he was cleared of having Ebola inside a MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) on November 4, 2018 in Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. John WESSELS / AFP The radio station’s manager said Mumbere’s recent coverage of the measures being taken to combat the Ebola epidemic were not well received by some of the local population and by armed groups, which are increasing hostile to these measures. Receive email alerts News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders November 5, 2019 After journalist’s murder, protection urgently needed in DRC “A thorough investigation is needed to identify and bring to justice those who have forever silenced a journalist committed to combatting an epidemic afflicting his community,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “This terrible murder testifies to the urgency of reinforcing journalists’ safety in the DRC, above all by establishing a special mechanism for protecting them.” News RSF_en News Help by sharing this information During a visit to Kinshasa from 14 to 18 October, RSF joined JED in lobbying for the creation of a network of focal points in the various government agencies and ministries concerned with press freedom, as a first step in establishing a mechanism designed to ensure monitoring at the highest level and a rapid response to violations, in order to reinforce protection for journalists and combat impunity. Organisation last_img read more

The Art of Proper Reading

first_img Make a comment More Cool Stuff 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 Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Cover Story The Art of Proper Reading Reading is a skill most of us take for granted. We either read to learn or read for pleasure. But do we really know how to differentiate the two? Or do we just read through it all without truly understanding? By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Monday, October 14, 2013 | 1:22 pm When we read, we either read for information (serious reading) or read to pass the time (bed reading). Reading for information means we hope to improve our minds from it, while reading to pass the time is a means to keep us entertained.Serious reading and bed reading are two sides of the same coin. When we do some serious reading, we expand our mind and knowledge while enriching the soul. It is pleasurable, yet confined in a rigid discipline that’s hard to enjoy for long stretches.Bed reading, on the other hand, is pure pleasure. We don’t care if it contributes less towards the stretching of our mind or enriching of our souls, we get entertained and that’s what’s important.Problem is do we really spend time to understand it all? Or do we just consume everything as quickly as possible? These days, unfortunately, it seems we treat serious literature as bed reading material, while we take bed reading material seriously.It’s like watching documentaries for fun, while taking the latest celebrity gossip seriously. It’s not healthy.In this age where celebrity gossip, trashy romance novels, and poorly-written novellas made into movies rule the literary world, one should take a step back and start reading books that matter.Some reading suggestions:Across Five Aprilsby Irene HuntFrom the Newberry Award Winning author of ‘Up A Road Slowly,’ ‘Across Five Aprils’ tells the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton, a boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.All Quiet on the Western Frontby Erich Maria RemarquePaul Bäumer enlists his classmates to join the German Army, and with youthful exuberance, they become soldiers. However, under the first bombardment in the trenches, they break into pieces. As the war continues year after year, Paul holds himself to a vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other. That is, if he can come out of the war alive.The Helpby Kathryn StockettA story of three ordinary women, Skeeter, Aibileen, and Minny, as they take one extraordinary step, coming together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. Why? Because they are tired of the lines that define their town and their times, realizing that sometimes lines are made to be crossed.These books are meant to be savored and devoured slowly, though it can be read for pleasure as well. The titles can be both uplifting and entertaining, but most especially, definitely worth your while,Bed reading and serious reading are not exclusive from each other. What you can read for entertainment, can be read to enrich the soul, as long as you choose the right reading material.To find more books that can enrich your soul and expand your mind, visit The Book Rack at 2014 1st Ave., Arcadia or check out http://bookrackarcadia.com for more information. You can also call (626) 446-2525 for more details. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Community News 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Community News Herbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Blindboy Boatclub lends support to Limerick Together for Yes

first_imgNewsSocietyBlindboy Boatclub lends support to Limerick Together for YesBy Staff Reporter – April 30, 2018 4536 TD questionnaire on Eighth Amendment referendum Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Together for Yes Chairperson, Yvie Murphy continued, “We’re delighted to have the support of Blindboy, he is highly respected by young men and it’s great that he is using his popularity to help the campaign. We really need young people, especially men, to register to vote and engage with the Together for Yes campaign.“A lot of men have commented that because they should not have any say in what a woman does with her body they aren’t going to vote, while noble, this decision is misguided, any man who does not vote YES for that reason is merely allowing the continuation of the status quo and its harmful effects.  A YES vote will allow all people of Ireland to have a say in what happens to their bodies.” Ms. Murphy concluded.More about society here. Facebook Print Beyond the neon runes Advertisement WhatsApp Blindboy with members of the Limerick Together for Yes committee and volunteersPicture: Naomi McArdleLimerick’s own Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits lent his support to Limerick Together for Yes this weekend in a bid to encourage men to vote YES in the upcoming referendum on the eighth Amendment.Last week Together for Yes launched their national men’s awareness initiative with Richie Sadler and Gordon D’Arcy, encouraging men to speak out for a YES vote.  This week sees the Limerick branch of Together for Yes put forward their offering, with the help of Blindboy, asking local men to get involved in the campaign and to vote YES on May 25th.  Blindboy has been a vocal supporter of Together for Yes and recently released a short video with Irish actor Cillian Murphy advocating that men in particular register to vote and repeal the eighth Amendment.  He also had a short message for the people of Limerick last Saturday.Blindboy said, “I’m supporting Limerick Together for Yes, I’m going to be voting YES on the 25th of May because I want to be part of a compassionate society.  Register before the 8th of May please.”Blindboy with Limerick Together for Yes committee and volunteersPicture: Naomi McArdle Linkedin Email Fine Gael’s top men stay silent on referendum Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR To be or not to be directly elected? Reactions from members of both sides of Eighth Amendment Referendum TAGSBlindboy BoatclubCillian Murphyeighth amendmentGordon D’ArcyreferendumRichie SadlerThe RubberbanditsTogether for Yes Previous articleSt Marys Cathedral welcomes choirs as part of anniversary celebrationsNext articleUL seeks people for physical activity study in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Some Limerick students may not be able to votelast_img read more

Data Suggests Post-Forbearance Foreclosure Surge Is Unlikely

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Suggests Post-Forbearance Foreclosure Surge Is Unlikely The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Data Suggests Post-Forbearance Foreclosure Surge Is Unlikely Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 12, 2021 12,912 Views 2021-02-12 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago A feared foreclosure surge seems less likely than some anticipate, according to research associates at the Urban Institute.Flatlining forbearance rates have generated concern among members of the media, causing experts to predict that a large number of homeowners could face foreclosure in 2021.”Some policymakers worry about what will happen at the end of forbearance to these borrowers and whether borrowers who have not regained their prior financial position will go into foreclosure,” noted the institute’s Michael Neal and Lori Goodman. “But this widespread forbearance won’t necessarily happen, even among government loan borrowers who have a higher risk of default due to higher-initial-loan to value ratios, higher debt-to-income ratios, lower credit scores, and lower incomes than borrowers using conventional loans.”They say that loss mitigation policies and substantial housing equity can keep foreclosures at bay in most states.The two strong lines of defense are the “loss mitigation waterfall” and the amount of home equity that borrowers have accumulated thanks to home price appreciation.Borrowers in government securities have an average 22% equity buffer, which is a saving factor for those homeowners, according to the Urban Institute’s report.According to the institute’s analysis, the average borrower with a government loan has 22% equity.Just 3,771 of about 626,000 delinquent or forborne borrowers; .6%, have negative equity. Most (2,817) are U.S. VA loans, many of which are originated with loan-to-value ratios above 100%. Fewer than 500 FHA and Rural Housing loans have negative equity.In some states, the smaller home equity buffer may result in more foreclosures, note the authors.They write, “The share of mortgages with negative equity values range from a low of 0.1% in several states to highs of 1.8% in Wisconsin and 1.4% in Illinois. The share of borrowers with negative equity or near-negative equity are mostly in the single digits, with only Wisconsin, Illinois, and Alaska exceeding 10%.In analyzing the data, which can be read in full on urban.org, the researchers concluded that Americans will see far fewer foreclosures than they did after the Great Recession.”The three-month extension of the forbearance period announced on February 9 was welcome news, as it gives struggling borrowers more time to benefit from improved employment prospects as the economy recovers and to build an equity cushion; this is particularly critical to homeowners without equity,” UI reported. “A further extension may well be necessary.” Subscribe Previous: Decreased Delinquencies Only Tell ‘Part of the Story’ Next: The Week Ahead: Mortgage Servicing in Coming Months Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more