Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) 2013 abridged results.Company ProfileCim Financial Services Limited (Cim Group) is headquartered in Mauritius that is regulated by the bank of Mauritius as a non-banking deposit taking institution and licenced by the Financial Services Commission as a credit financing institution offering a range of credit. The company avails individual consumers, SMEs and large corporates with financial services such as consumer finance, crediLimited t card, forex, leasing and factoring. Cim Financial Services is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Forges Tardieu Limited (FORT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Forges Tardieu Limited (FORT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Forges Tardieu Limited (FORT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Forges Tardieu Limited (FORT.mu) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileForges Tardieu Limited deals in the promotion and realisation of engineering projects in a number of industries, including sugar and related by-products, power generation, petroleum storage and distribution, design, fabrication, erection and commissioning of petroleum tanks, amongst the company’s activities. Forges Tardieu Limited also engages in projects which can range from consultancy assignments to supply, fabrication and erection of whole industrial plants. The company has established its activities in the neighbouring Indian Ocean Islands of Reunion, Madagascar, as well as countries on the African continent such as Burundi, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia and more recently Philippines in South-East Asia. Forges Tardieu Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Saint Francis Community Services names new president and CEO Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN People Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY 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 Posted Jun 5, 2014 Rector Smithfield, NC [Saint Francis Community Services – Salina, Kansas] The Saint Francis Community Services Board of Directors has named The Rev. Robert Nelson Smith, currently of Peru, Illinois, as the child and family services provider’s sixth president and chief executive officer. Fr. Smith will assume his new duties on July 7.“Fr. Smith, an Episcopal priest, has an extensive background in healthcare administration and is excited to couple that experience with the work of Saint Francis Community Services,” said Board Chair The Rev. Dennis Gilhousen. “We believe he is exactly the right person to continue leading Saint Francis as we touch the lives of so many people.”Ordained to the priesthood in 2009, Fr. Smith earned his Master of Arts in Ministry, cum laude, from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin. For the last three years, he has served as associate rector to four churches that form the LaSalle County (Illinois) Episcopal Ministry within the Diocese of Chicago.Since 2009, Fr. Smith has also served as Vice President, Physician Services and Quality/COO for Illinois Valley Community Hospital (IVCH), overseeing department operational budgets of more than $125 million while developing strategies to improve patient care and safety and access to services. He also supervised operations for the IVCH Medical Group, which provides a range of healthcare services including primary care, specialized care, mental health services, and a community clinic to meet the needs of uninsured and underinsured patients.Prior to joining IVCH, Fr. Smith served as Director of Growth and Support Services for ThedaCare Physicians, and gained expertise in process improvement methods. ThedaCare is based in Appleton, Wisconsin.He has also served as Vice President of Physician Services for Community Health Network, a partnership of two critical access hospitals in north central Wisconsin, and as Director of Corporate Communications and Director of Professional Services for St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Inc., a Catholic not-for-profit healthcare system in Illinois.Prior to his healthcare experience, Fr. Smith worked on Capitol Hill with a public policy focus on environmental, transportation, and infrastructure issues critical to rural communities.In all, Fr. Smith brings nearly 20 years of healthcare and public policy experience to Saint Francis Community Services.“I am humbled to have been asked to help guide the future of Saint Francis Community Services – the ministry that Fr. Mize began in 1945 and that Fr. Ed and the Board of Directors have carried forward is truly God’s work,” said Fr. Smith. “When I began my career in healthcare, my organization’s mission statement compelled us to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, with special concern for the poor and vulnerable. This challenge has never left me and to know that Saint Francis Community Services is committed, at its most fundamental level, to providing the healing to children and families found in the forgiving, redeeming love of Christ is, for me, a ministry and calling to which I now dedicate my every effort.” Fr. Smith succeeds The Very Reverend Edward Fellhauer, who announced his retirement late last year after 12 years at the SFCS helm. About Saint Francis Community ServicesSaint Francis Community Services is an Episcopal donor-supported, faith-based, child and family, community-based service provider that has been a voice of hope for children and families since 1945. Our mission is to be an instrument of healing for children, youths, and families in spirit, mind, and body, so they live responsibly and productively with purpose and hope. For more information about Saint Francis, visit www.st-francis.org or call 1-800-423-1342. Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service
Nurim Construction Engineering Projects Houses Year: Structure Engineer: CopyHouses•Jinju-si, South Korea Save this picture!© Jin Hyosuk Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798296/panmun-single-family-and-commercial-seoga-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily Vision Engineering “COPY” South Korea “COPY” Architects In Charge:Park Haesun, Oh SeunghyunDesign Team:Shin MinchulCity:Jinju-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jin HyosukText description provided by the architects. Overcoming the shape and capacity of the site………..Although the site has a capacity of approximately 139 m2 on record, the actual area of land available is even less then 83m2 when considering the building regulations. There was a high risk of narrow corners turning into idle patches, furthermore, being adjacent to the 25m-wide road, it was without doubt an inimical housing site, constantly exposed to noise and dust. Moreover, on the other side of the road, new apartments and shopping district were about to go under construction, therefore the occupants were likely to have a big chance of isolating themselves from the fuss for the next few years. Save this picture!© Jin HyosukSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Jin HyosukAbove all, it was important to learn the building regulations to find ways to assure the maximum living area on such small plot of land. After a numerous meetings we could come up with a legitimate strategy that also ensures decent living quality. Save this picture!© Jin HyosukWe anticipated that the balcony spaces would help overcome the inefficiency of the land. By cutting off the narrow corners, we found new possibilities in corner areas. One of the corners turned into an open balcony, meeting the client’s wishes, and the other into a private balcony accessible from the bedroom. An atrium-like space full of sunlight is also created with one of the narrow corners. Corners left in interior also found a way to meet the practical requirements of space by creating a storage area for electronic devices such as air conditioner or a vacuum cleaner. Save this picture!© Jin HyosukSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jin HyosukLast but not least, we proposed adding another layer on the façade to secure the building from the neighboring construction site. This double-skin method provides balcony space enclosed with walls, creating more stable dwelling area from the hostile environment.Save this picture!© Jin HyosukProject gallerySee allShow lessValpoi Busstand and Community Hall / Rahul Deshpande and AssociatesSelected ProjectsVilla in Yoron / CASE-REALSelected Projects Share 2015 Electrical Engineer: Area: 287 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Chunglim Technical Construction Mechanical Engineer: Panmun Single Family & Commercial / Seoga ArchitectureSave this projectSavePanmun Single Family & Commercial / Seoga Architecture Construction: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798296/panmun-single-family-and-commercial-seoga-architecture Clipboard Panmun Single Family & Commercial / Seoga Architecture Thekujo, Byungsoon Park Photographs: Jin Hyosuk Architects: Seoga Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officeSeoga ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJinju-siSouth KoreaPublished on November 02, 2016Cite: “Panmun Single Family & Commercial / Seoga Architecture” 01 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Text messaging tested as supporter tool by National Blood Service Howard Lake | 9 February 2001 | News The National Blood Service has tested text messaging from mobile ‘phones as a method of communicating with donors.The text message trial to students at five universities resulted in blood donor levels growing by 32%. The National Blood Service now plans to extend the project nationally by the end of 2001.Charities looking to test the medium have a maximum of 150 characters in which to get their message across. Advertisement 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. 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
17-year corporate sponsorship raises £30m for National Gardens Scheme Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 17 April 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Seventeen years of sponsorship by Rensberg Sheppards Investment Management of The National Gardens Scheme’s ‘Yellow Book’, which details thousands of gardens in England and Wales open for charity in the summer, has raised over £30 million for charity.This year’s 750-page Yellow Book has just been published and features 3,700 gardens in England and Wales that will open for charity this summer. For the first time it has been published in full colour.Jonathan Wragg, Chief Executive, Rensburg Sheppards, said: “The Yellow Book is more than just a guide. It is a hugely powerful fundraising tool, treasured by those that buy it and also by those charities that benefit from its sale and the gardens visited. It’s the vital link in the National Gardens Scheme‘s fundraising chain and this why we’re proud to have supported it for the last 17 years.”Visitors to the gardens listed in the book, which range from allotments to estates, pay a small donation, on average £3, to charity. Last year 750,000 people visited gardens as part of the scheme and the NGS raised over £2.6 million for its charities. This was distributed as follows:£550,000 to both Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Care.£450,000 Help the Hospices£350,000 Crossroads Care£150,000 Queen’s Nursing Institute£150,000 Perennial (including the Royal Fund for Gardeners’ Children)£176,000 National Trust careership scheme£8,000 Chelsea Physic GardenThe NGS Trustees also voted additional donations to joint ‘guest’ charities for the year. Arthritis Research UK received £70,000, and The Soldiers’ Charity (The Army Benevolent Fund) received £45,000.The 2011 Yellow Book costs £9.99, or £6 currently at Amazon.co.uk. 15 total views, 1 views today 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.
Nelson Mandela and Fidel CastroJust after an extended period of time in lockdown, one of the Cuban Five political prisoners inside the U.S., Hero of the Republic of Cuba Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, dedicated this short message to the memory of Nelson Mandela.Those who dedicated unlimited resources to erase and rewrite the history of Nelson Mandela, those who had him on their list of “dangerous terrorists,” today will suffer from collective amnesia.Those in the city of Miami who denied him homage because he embraced Fidel and thanked Cuba for its aid to Africa, today will have to sit in embarrassed silence.The Cuban Five will continue facing every day our unfair imprisonment, until the end, inspired by his example of unwavering loyalty and strength.Eternal glory to the great Nelson Mandela!Gerardo Hernández NordeloUnited States Penitentiary, VictorvilleCalifornia, Dec. 5FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The United States government is waging a white-supremacist, imperialist, neocolonial war on multiple fronts. While this war on oppressed people rages on, people across the country and the world are taking a stand against state violence. Violence abroad can take many forms like resource extraction, economic sanctions and regime change. Over a hundred people gathered in Syracuse, N.Y., on July 2 to demand “Close the Camps.”These forms, including intensifying climate catastrophe, are forcing folks to flee their homeland from all over the planet and move toward increasingly militarized borders. Migration has been happening on this continent for thousands of years before it was colonized. Militarized borders are an affront to humanity. The drowning deaths of the Salvadoran father, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, attempting to cross the Rio Grande River are tragic examples of these heinous crimes against humanity. Yet even in the face of this violence we are seeing folks coming together against these atrocities.A collective consciousness has surged around migrants in detention. While working to see that all oppressed peoples in cages swallowed by mass incarceration are included in this discussion, people are invigorated by those fighting for im/migrants and refugees in this current period. There are reports about abhorrent sanitary conditions and overcrowding as well as reports of sexual abuse and even fatalities due to medical neglect. All this consciousness raising has led to a promising anger. Last week, a wave of national demonstrations called for closing these camps. Organizers like MoveOn and immigrant rights groups were able to draw outraged people to over 175 protests in 40 states. One demonstration in Elizabeth, N.J., on June 30 had 200 Jewish people blockading an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center. This protest was part of a larger Jewish group called Never Again Action. Their demands included defunding ICE and U.S. Customs Border Protection, closing border camps and permanent protections for all undocumented immigrants. This act of solidarity in New Jersey resulted in 37 protesters arrested in support of those oppressed at the border.Other expressions of solidarity have come from workers and folks abroad. Wayfair workers walked out of the job on June 26 in Boston to protest their CEO’s refusal to stop furnishing detention centers with Wayfair products. An Arizona teacher, Scott Warren, is facing 10 years in jail if convicted of two felonies for the so-called crime of leaving jugs of water and providing shelter for migrants in the desert. On June 29, a German ship captain, Carola Rackete, after docking in the Italian island port of Lampedusa, was arrested for rescuing over two dozen Libyan migrants. Matteo Salvini, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and member of the right-wing League Party, has moved to close off all Italian ports of entry to migrants. Thirty thousand people came out in Berlin on July 6 to support the efforts of Sea Watch 3. Meanwhile, Rackete has been released from jail but is still held in Italy.July 4 march in solidarity with migrantsCandidates ill-equipped to challenge the crisisAlong with the public outcry, some so-called “democratic” U.S. institutions have responded to this border migrant crisis. A federal judge responded to a lawsuit regarding facilities in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, which includes a notorious El Paso concentration camp. The judge demanded that health experts be allowed to examine children and investigate the detention centers. Democratic congressional members and even presidential candidates have been visiting some centers across the country. While there may be some genuine outrage from these representatives, many get the feeling that 2020 candidates in particular are using the trauma of refugee detention for personal and political gain. Presidential candidate “Beto” O’Rourke held a June 29 protest outside a Southwest Key facility near downtown Houston. His team reached out to a couple of local organizers prior to the event and ignored the women of the Carnalismo Brown Berets once the event began.Conventional institutional interventions seem ill-equipped to face the scale of terror and violence of the border migrant crisis in an expedient manner. In many cases, such institutions only reinforce the violence these colonial borders were devised to inflict in the first place. For example, look at law enforcement agencies.Racist, sexist arm of the stateAgents of law enforcement, from the federal CBP agency to local and state police officers, have been found to be exchanging actively harmful opinions in Facebook groups. ProPublica reported that nearly 9,500 current and former border patrol agents were sharing a myriad of abhorrent, xenophobic, sexist memes and conversations that often times called for credible threats of violence against migrants and sexual violence against public officials like New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On June 14, Reveal News reported that hundreds of current and former police officers and sheriffs were sharing racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia on the same social media platform.At home and on the border, people in positions of real power face no repercussions for actively producing and spreading hateful material online. The ideas and images expressed on social media no doubt inform the way these agents of state violence interact on their jobs and with people they supposedly serve. Rather than trying to reform these institutions that are rooted in oppression, people must abolish them. In discussions, folks often raise that for all these hateful law enforcement agents, there are also agents who are good. But community organizer Vienna Rye counters that by asking in her artist piece, “What does it mean to be good at your job, when your job is to enforce racist, sexist, unjust laws?” Reporter Tanvi Misra pointed out how border militarization evolved hand-in-hand with the rise of military-style policing in segregated U.S. cities. This connection is crucial for our understanding of the repression we’re up against. Divide-and-conquer is a core tactic of colonial and capitalist oppression. So, at the same time, it is important to connect the border migrant crisis to prison abolition, the climate crisis and the anti-war movement. There are no borders in the workers’ struggle. (Citylab.com, Nov. 29, 2018)One group looking to bridge these struggles is Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere, or FIRE, which calls for no more concentration camps, immediate asylum for all refugees, ending mass incarceration and an end to U.S. imperialist intervention abroad. If you agree with these demands, join FIRE for national demonstrations against war abroad and at home in cities throughout the country the week of July 12-16; Global Strike Against Climate Change at the U.N. in New York City the week of Sept 21-28; and a rally against colonialism in Puerto Rico at the U.N. on Sept. 22. You can find out more at fightformigrants.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this