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Continental Reinsurance Plc ( HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgContinental Reinsurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Continental Reinsurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Continental Reinsurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Continental Reinsurance Plc (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileContinental Reinsurance Plc offers reassurance services for life and non-life classes through service centres in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia and Botswana. The company’s reinsurance offering covers fire and engineering; motor, liability and general accident; marine and aviation; oil and energy; and individual and group life risks. Continental Reinsurance Plc also provides specialist advisory services for reinsurance structuring, actuarial and risk management and product development support. Continental Property and Engineering Risk Services (CPERS) Limited in South Africa is a subsidiary of Continental Reinsurance Plc and operates as a technical referral competence with the Group. The subsidiary company was established to meet the growing demand for specialist engineering insurance risk cover and advisory services. Its core functions are underwriting, risk surveys, claims handling and training. Continental Reinsurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Continental Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Presiding Bishop calls country to ‘face painful truths,’ meet ‘abyss…

first_img Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET “We invite you to spend five minutes in prayers for safety, solace and national unity,” the cathedral’s staff wrote. The first video in the series – available on the cathedral’s website and social media channels – features the Very Rev. Randy Hollerith, the cathedral’s dean, and Rabbi Bruce Lustig, senior rabbi of Washington Hebrew Congregation. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Egan Millard Posted Jan 8, 2021 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 As the occupation of the Capitol was ongoing on Jan. 6, Hollerith and Washington Bishop Mariann Budde rebuked Trump and the terrorists in a video statement filmed at the cathedral’s altar, saying “there is nothing Christian about what we are witnessing today.”“Mr. President, there has been no fraudulent election,” Budde said. “You called your supporters to our Capitol. You fed their wild fantasies and conspiracy theories. You whipped them into a frenzy. This is not acceptable.”Some bishops also denounced the political leaders who are now distancing themselves from Trump after supporting and enabling his attacks on a democratic election and encouragement of political violence.Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright observed that “some who have enabled inflammatory rhetoric for professional gain, now uncharacteristically called for restraint and calm. But you cannot be an arsonist for years and then say you are suddenly a firefighter. Words matter. Civility matters. Facts matter. The rule of law matters. Justice matters.“What we saw yesterday was the reaping of what has been sown in our politics for too long. A constant diet of contempt and falsehoods are dangerous and fast-acting corrosives to our democracy, and we are made for more than that.”Michigan Bishop Bonnie Perry also noted that the crisis was not an isolated instance of violence by a few people but a widespread embrace of dangerous lies.“Last night, our country did more than stumble, we did more than fall,” Perry wrote. “Thousands of people in our country ran off the ramparts and crashed into a moat of chaos because leaders in our government at the highest level, our president and some members of Congress, have insisted upon perpetuating a myth of widespread voter fraud. Those lies, either the perpetuation of them or the tacit acceptance of them, [have] caused a vast swath of our country to now doubt the very means by which we make changes to our policies and laws. A vast swath of our country doubts our ability to hold fair elections.“This belief is simply not true,” she continued. “What are we, people of faith, Christians, patriots to do? Speak the truth. Hear the truth.”Some statements emphasized the idea that the language we use to describe such events matters.“It is dreadful that few, if any, of those who used their words to encourage this violence have not expressed any regret or remorse for using language that incited these lawbreakers,” Central Florida Bishop Greg Brewer said in written statement. “They, too, should be held accountable.”New Jersey Bishop William Stokes called the attack on the Capitol “grievous and evil,” adding it should be condemned in the strongest terms without equivocation.”“It was an attack on this country’s democracy by terrorists bent on overturning a legitimate democratic election,” Stokes said. “A nation already suffering from the devastation of a worldwide pandemic, as well as the historic disease of racism, has now been further damaged by yesterday’s coup attempt.”Some pointed out the discrepancies in the treatment of the Jan. 6 terrorists and Black Lives Matter protesters last summer, calling it an example of white privilege.“This angry and mostly white group of insurrectionists largely departed the Capitol freely, in stark contrast to the way those peacefully protesting the oppression of Black Americans just a few months ago were rounded up in unmarked vans in the dark of night,” the Diocese of Maryland’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission wrote. “We saw white privilege on full and shameful display yesterday, and for those people who keep saying, ‘This is not who we are!’ we reply: ‘We’ is a broad category, and yes, this IS who some of us are.”“We saw some members of law enforcement treating insurrectionists as nonviolent protestors, while just months before we saw nonviolent protestors being treated like insurrectionists,” Wright, the bishop of Atlanta, wrote.Some specifically decried the use of Christian imagery that was deployed during the assault on the Capitol.“As Christians, perhaps the most horrifying image of yesterday’s planned and successfully executed chaos was the huge cross that some had lofted and waved repeatedly in the midst of the mob,” the Diocese of Maryland’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission wrote. “The politically motivated darkness perpetrated on our country on the Feast of the Epiphany, no less, must never be confused with anything to do with the ministry and commission of Jesus Christ to all the baptized.”Some dioceses directed their members toward action. The Diocese of Michigan, in addition to hosting its own prayer vigil for the nation, encouraged its members to “continue the vigil” by contacting their local, state and federal representatives. Stokes called on those in the Diocese of New Jersey to observe Jan. 8 as a “a day of lamentation, fasting and prayer,” offering the Daily Office on Zoom and Facebook.Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas Fisher told his diocese that as painful as Jan. 6 was – “It felt like death,” he said – there is still cause for hope, and the Christian mission is more important than ever.“Our democracy held,” he said. “Not even the president of the United States, abetted by some members of Congress and a mob of thousands, could take it down.”“The violence and disgrace of the attack on our Capitol will not stop the Jesus Movement that seeks to change the nightmare this world is for so many into the dream God has for it,” Fisher said.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal News Service] Drawing on the words of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., Presiding Bishop Michael Curry implored Americans to choose community over chaos in a message to The Episcopal Church as the United States reels from the Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol, incited by President Donald Trump and led by his supporters.“This past Wednesday, … a monument to democracy, the Capitol of the United States of America was desecrated and violated with violence by vandals. Lives were lost. A nation was wounded. Democracy itself was threatened,” Curry said in message to the church on Jan. 8.Curry connected the current situation with past crises, including the Civil War, the civil rights struggle of the late 1960s and the apartheid regime in South Africa, as well as more recent ones such as the violent white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, and last year’s murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota.“In the moment of a national crisis, a moment of great danger, … a people must decide, ‘Who shall we be?’” Curry said, offering a stark choice between further chaos and beloved community.“I want to submit that the way of love that leads to beloved community is the only way of hope for humanity. Consider the alternative. The alternative is chaos, not community. The alternative is the abyss of anarchy, of chaos, of hatred, of bigotry, of violence, and that alternative is unthinkable. We have seen nightmarish visions of that alternative.”An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021. Photo: Leah Millis/REUTERSEchoing the presiding bishop’s condemnation of the coup attempt, bishops and other leaders across The Episcopal Church have spoken out forcefully against the terrorist assault and the lies about election fraud that sparked it.The bishop of Washington and the dean of Washington National Cathedral, after issuing a video statement on Jan. 6 condemning the attack and President Donald Trump’s role in instigating it, said they would offer brief prayers for the country along with interfaith partners every day at 5 p.m. until Inauguration Day. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Presiding Bishop calls country to ‘face painful truths,’ meet ‘abyss of anarchy’ with healing love The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VAlast_img read more

The Apopka Progressive Senior Prom: Years of fun, a generation to…

first_img From Orange County Commissioner Rod LoveMany of us can remember our high school days during the months of April and May when everyone looked forward to dances, graduations, and the prom. There have been many senior proms this year in Orange County, including one in particular that took place this past Saturday at the Hilton Hotel in Altamonte Springs. The Annual Apopka Progressive Senior Prom, now in its sixth year, with more than 300 people in attendance, including Apopka’s own, Mayor Bryan Nelson, were at this year’s event.District 2 Orange County Commissioner Rod LoveThe Apopka Progressive Seniors Prom began as a suggested fundraiser by Ms. Earlene Watkins, a member of the Apopka Progressive Seniors Club, after she had read about a similar event that had taken place in St. Petersburg, Florida. Miss. Watkins shared her idea and findings with then club president Ms. Daisy Willis, who then created a “Prom Committee” to host Apopka’s own Senior Prom, or senior citizen’s prom. Dilbert Morris and Ms. Watkins were appointed as Chair and Co-Chair of the committee, respectively, along with Ron Brookins, Julis Gordon, Evelyn Johnson, Vera King and Rose Morris.The Apopka Progressive Seniors Club hosted the first prom in May 2013. Since then, the attendance has grown from 50 to over 300 active seniors, family members, friends, business owners, elected officials, and many other community members. The Prom King and Queen are selected by club members and announced the night of the event. Every year, the event is organized like a traditional prom: Crowning of the King and Queen; recognition of their Court; and the first dance. In 2016, the Prom Committee recommended Attorney Gregory Jackson, who is very active in the Apopka community, to serve as the Master of Ceremony, and he has served in that capacity since then.Orange County Commissioner Rod Love, Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson, and Greg Jackson.                     -Photo by Victor WatkinsI thoroughly enjoyed the Apopka Progressive Senior Prom for this specific reason: Historically, older members of our society have been valued for their vast knowledge and contributions to society. Today, I find that often times our millennials (not all millennials) fail to realize that they stand on the shoulders of giants. While times have changed and we must adapt to new technologies, new ways of doing business, and cultural changes, one thing that should remain a core fundamental principle is the importance of teaching generation after generation the value of honor and respect of seniors and their ongoing contributions to society.   I encourage balanced and innovative community-based approaches, such as wellness activities and social clubs to support seniors in addressing some of life’s challenges.  We should continue to provide support in communities to make them as age-friendly as possible so that seniors can continue to contribute to society and have the best quality of life possible. My contribution will be to continue to teach my daughters the respect of “Yes Ma’am”, “Yes Sir”, “Thank You” and “You’re Welcome.” In addition, character is not who you are when people are watching, but when no one is in the room and you make a simple phone call to grandma and granddad to say, “I just called to say hello and I love you”.As the second-largest city in Orange County, Apopka sees continued growth, but no amount of growth will ever supersede the value of honoring our elders. Thank you to the Apopka Progressive Seniors and seniors everywhere for your continued leadership and support. TAGSApopka Progressive Senior PromOrange County Commissioner Rod Love Previous articleBlue Darters and Mustangs win big in spring jamboreesNext articleWhat veterans’ poems can teach us about healing on Memorial Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Silver Street House / EHDO

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Australia Architects: EHDO Area Area of this architecture project Silver Street House / EHDOSave this projectSaveSilver Street House / EHDO ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Dion Robeson & Kelsey Jovanou Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•South Fremantle, Australia CopyAbout this officeEHDOOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSouth FremantleAustraliaPublished on February 01, 2019Cite: “Silver Street House / EHDO” 01 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Silver Street House / EHDO Year:  2018 Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeDanpalFaçade Systems Danpal®Save this picture!© Dion Robeson & Kelsey JovanouText description provided by the architects. On a narrow street in South Fremantle, lined with turn-of-the-century limestone and weatherboard cottages, this new home for a semi-retired couple has taken 5 years to emerge and now finds itself an old friend of this friendly, small street.The narrow 368sqm site is divided in two by a diagonal sewer easement that could not be permanently built upon. This division of the site presented opportunities to push the domestic engagement the couple had with the street, as well as internally with the relationship between indoors/outdoors.Save this picture!© Dion Robeson & Kelsey JovanouSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Dion Robeson & Kelsey JovanouOn the ground floor, to maintain access to the sewer easement, built volumes were designed to accommodate a bobcat so specific floors and walls are removable across the easement. This unusual configuration increased the opportunity to create deeper and significant indoor/outdoor connections. It can be difficult to work out where one starts and the other ends. Upstairs is more conventional; a thick-walled rectilinear form providing areas for sleeping and retreat.Save this picture!© Dion Robeson & Kelsey JovanouMaterials respond to context and nature – accepting the marks of the weather and wear. Off-form concrete, brickwork and Australian Cypress create a confident presence which gently age.Save this picture!© Dion Robeson & Kelsey JovanouSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Dion Robeson & Kelsey JovanouA playful approach to light softens the volumes and mass. Polycarbonate core-flute walling provides opacity and indirect ambient light. Other frame walls are highly insulated R9 wall panels to provide thermal stability for the upper level which in turn shades the ground level, minimising any need for mechanical cooling. Thickness of window reveals are enhanced by deep steel box awnings offering further protection from the hot summer sun.Finally, landscape binds the project together and adds to the passive solar performance, cooling and cross ventilation of the building through ponds and deciduous plantings.Save this picture!© Dion Robeson & Kelsey JovanouProject gallerySee allShow lessModern Architecture Kuwait 1949-1989Architecture BooksDrop-in Building Challenge: Designing Boston with LEGOⒸ BricksWorkshop Share Photographs Area:  257 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Manufacturers: Danpal, Frencham Cypress, DVP, Galvin Concrete, Pro9 Global, Worldwide Timber Traders Products translation missing: Save this picture!© Dion Robeson & Kelsey Jovanou+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDailylast_img read more

Aireys House / Byrne Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Aireys Inlet, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Byrne Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Shannon McGrath Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. Aireys Inlet is a small coastal village known and loved for its quiet casual nature, a counterpoint to the higher density development creeping along the coastline from Torquay. For this project, we were fortunate enough to have a site high on the cliff line with spectacular views to the famous Aireys Lighthouse, Eagle Rock, Lorne, and the ocean beyond.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe house is essentially three levels, although both ground and first floor are split at key moments to take advantage of views and connect back to the landscape. A basement houses a three-car garage, workshop, and wine cellar. There are three bedrooms at ground level, with the master bedroom, living, and kitchen on the first floor.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathCentral to the concept are ideas of fluidity and exploration. Between the house and the high cliff drop to the ocean are simple sand and gravel tracks, a rarity along the great ocean road.  Cliff trails rise and fall, bend and disperse like capillaries, on occasion opening up to expose exquisite hidden beaches. Our aim in this house was to emulate this fluid and permeable environment. There is no front or back, and the house is entered from various levels. The landscape undulates and continues around the house. Every turn leads to new and often surprising spaces within and around the house.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathWhile at ground level there is a sense of embeddedness and continuity, the main structure of the house is perched high on the site. The wedge form barricades the building and garden from violent winds from the south while framing views to the ocean and across the hills to Lorne in the distance. Inside the rooms are filled with natural light. The warm, natural red Ironbark cladding is continued over internal walls. Material finishes are robust and allowed to weather naturally. Every room feels informal and inviting, as a beach house should be.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathOriginally published May 17, 2015.Project gallerySee allShow lessK. Barghouti House / Sahel AlHiyari ArchitectsSelected ProjectsLiving Area for Teachers and Students of USST / TJADSelected Projects Share “COPY” Australia ArchDaily Projects Aireys House / Byrne ArchitectsSave this projectSaveAireys House / Byrne Architects 2014 Save this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 17Curated by Diego Hernández Share Area:  377 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Aireys House / Byrne Architects Year:  Photographs CopyAbout this officeByrne ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasAireys Inlet3D ModellingIcebergHousesWoodAustraliaPublished on May 19, 2020Cite: “Aireys House / Byrne Architects” 18 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?艾瑞斯住宅/Byrne Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Regulator investigates eight linked fraudulent charities

first_img  398 total views,  5 views today The Charity Commission is conducting a class statutory inquiry into a group of charities alleged to be involved in money laundering, which had common trustees.The charities are: Chabad UK, Havenpoint Worldwide Limited, Mamosh Worldwide Limited, Or Simcha, Ozer Dalim Limited, Pikuach Nefesh Ltd, Worldwide Hatzala Ltd, and Havenpoint Limited.The Charity Commission has been investigating the charities since June 2014 when it was notified of a Metropolitan Police investigation into the charities over concerns they were being used to launder £10 million. Assessing the information, the Commission found a pattern of regulatory concerns across the charities, including signs of fraud and mismanagement.The Commission opened a class statutory inquiry on 13 June 2014 but to avoid prejudicing criminal proceedings, under which the inquiry has been working with the Metropolitan Police, it can only now  announce the investigation. On 26 June 2019 the administrator of Chabad UK was convicted of laundering money through the charities, as well as for supplying false information to the Commission. He was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on 4 July 2019.Amy Spiller, Head of Investigations Team at the Charity Commission said:“This case has involved a dishonest abuse of charity and we welcome the sentence. Charities exist to do good and strengthen society, so abuse of position of this kind has no place in charity. It is right that the individual has been held to account for his actions through the conviction.”The Commission will now progress the final stages of its inquiry and report on its findings and conclusions in due course. Advertisement 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 Melanie May | 11 July 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11center_img  399 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: Charity Commission charity fraud Regulator investigates eight linked fraudulent charitieslast_img read more

Activists Spreading Misinformation About CR Farmer Assurance Provision

first_img SHARE Previous articleUSTR Reports Show Trade ProgressNext articleUSDA Report Release Time Hurting Farmers and Grain Industry Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Apr 2, 2013 Home Indiana Agriculture News Activists Spreading Misinformation About CR Farmer Assurance Provision Activists Spreading Misinformation About CR Farmer Assurance Provision What critics have been referring to as the Monsanto Protection Act is actually not new according to Agricultural Retailers Association Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Counsel Richard Gupton. The Farmer Assurance Provision included in the continuing budget resolution that has garnered a great deal of attention from activists codifies existing USDA practices and elements of a 2010 Supreme Court ruling that lower courts should not automatically prohibit the planting of biotech crop varieties or the harvest and sale of biotech crops already planted when their commercial approval is revoked for procedural reasons. Gupton says the language included in the CR provides some predictability and assurance to farmers who plant biotech crops that have been deregulated by USDA but are subject to litigation by anti-biotech activists. He says this language was actually included in the House Agriculture Appropriations bill during the 112th Congress and has therefore been in the public domain for a number of months.Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Gregory Conko has also weighed in on the attempts of activists to stir up consumers who aren’t knowledgeable about agriculture or the production of biotech crops. Conko says the rider does not give USDA any new authority. He says it simply codifies existing case law and agency practice. In addition – Conko says the rider wasn’t slipped into the continuing resolution surreptitiously. Given how abusive National Environmental Policy Act litigation has become and how disruptive the rulings are to farmers and the American food chain – Conko says enacting the Farmer Assurance Provision is the very least Congress should do to protect American agriculture.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

New sand volleyball courts excite team, students

first_imgFacebook Ally is a junior history major and journalism minor. She is a sports reporter for TCU 360. ReddIt Ally Lantz + posts Ally Lantz Three new club sports could start next semester The sand volleyball area outside the University Recreation Center now features four courts. printThe new beach volleyball courts are officially finished.The courts, which have been under construction since April, are now open to students. The renovations added two new courts to the area, which previously featured only two.“They are unbelievable,” said Erik Peterson, TCU beach volleyball head coach.In its inaugural season, the beach volleyball team did not play any of its 11 games at home. The NCAA requires a team to have a minimum of three courts available to host a competition.This will be the first season the Frogs will be allowed to host visitors.“We are just looking forward to the opportunity to compete here at home,” Peterson said.The team’s first ever home matches will take place during the inaugural “Fight for the Fort Tournament,” from March 19 through March 20.“I can’t wait to see it when we actually have a match set up,” Peterson said. “It is going to be a lot of fun.”The new courts are also available for students, who can get volleyballs from the University Recreation Center to use on the courts.Students are not allowed to play on the courts during the beach volleyball team’s practice and matches. The intramural department will also use the courts, which will keep students off at various times.“To have the opportunity to play here in front of our home fans and in front of the students and just grow our sport…it’s pretty tremendous to do this in our first year,” Peterson said.This season will be the first full season of competition for TCU’s sand volleyball team. The Frogs went 0-11 in limited action last year. Ally Lantz Ally Lantz Previous articleTransfer Center makes adjustments for mid-year transfersNext articleTraveler brings exploratory exhibition to Fort Worth Ally Lantz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Volleyball finds success on their home court ReddIt Twitter Twitter Women’s basketball adds six new players TCU students staying for the break to cheer on the Frogs Linkedin Linkedin Facebook Ally Lantz read more

Fish swimming on the street in Annacotty

first_imgEmail Limerick Senator encourges public to attend meeting in Castletroy WhatsApp TAGSAnnacottyCllr Joe Pondfishflood fenencesfloodslimerickMill Bar Previous articleThe 80’s return to Limerick’s Lime TheatreNext articleTaoiseach sees new infrastructure as key to region’s success Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Car thieves fishing for keys through letter boxes Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A FISH was found swimming on the street in Annacotty as residents and businesses struggled to deal with flooding of biblical proportions at the weekend.The waters of the Mulcair River rose to the highest level ever recorded as the floods turned roads, walkways and bridges into rivers, closed at least one business and threatened others and put homes at risk.Members of the Annacotty Tidy Towns Committee recorded pictures of a fish swimming on the street after it came up through a culvert on the rising waters.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It was captured and returned to the flooded river.Local Fianna Fáil councillor Joe Pond joined his neighbours on Mulcair Drive in laying out nearly 2,000 sandbags on Sunday night.“Everyone joined in the effort. Council staff were delivering sandbags up to midnight and we have to thank them for that. We managed to keep the water out of the houses but it did get into sheds and boiler houses,” he said.The basement area of the Mill Bar was flooded and the business has had to close temporarily.Meanwhile, business people and residents are bracing themselves for a release of water through Parteen Weir which has been signalled by the ESB at Ardnacrusha.Controllers said that they will have to release the water at between 120 and 200 cubic meters per second in the coming days.“The ESB is continuing to monitor the situation. The amount of water being discharged is such that flooding is not expected to occur as a direct result,” an ESB spokesperson told the Limerick Post on Tuesday.Cllr Pond said that he is concerned about future flooding threats to Mulcair Drive and to the Mountshannon Road which is one of the areas highlighted as being of massive concern in plans for the controversial Northern Distributor Road.“Funding was announced for flood defences for Limerick and I will certainly be looking for some of that for Annacotty,” said Cllr Pond.For more local news click here  Twittercenter_img Bus to replace Limerick/Ennis trains NewsLocal NewsFish swimming on the street in AnnacottyBy Bernie English – January 24, 2018 6050 #BREAKING €2.5 million for cancer patient New category in this year’s Limerick Going for Gold Print Linkedin Advertisement Newtown Christmas Market aims to reconnect the local community last_img read more

[Private Practice By Govt Doctors] Usage Of Public Facilities For Commercial Exploitation Can’t Be Permitted: J&K HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Private Practice By Govt Doctors] Usage Of Public Facilities For Commercial Exploitation Can’t Be Permitted: J&K HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay8 Sep 2020 5:13 AMShare This – xThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court (Srinagar Wing) on Tuesday (01st September) stressed that the Government Doctors cannot be permitted to “use their employment for private practice and commercial exploitation”.A Division Bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Puneet Gupta further asked the Chief Secretary of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to examine this issue.This observation…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court (Srinagar Wing) on Tuesday (01st September) stressed that the Government Doctors cannot be permitted to “use their employment for private practice and commercial exploitation”.A Division Bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Puneet Gupta further asked the Chief Secretary of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to examine this issue.This observation by the High Court came while hearing a plea, where the applicant had submitted before the Court that several doctors and practitioners working in Government Hospitals have taken undue advantage of the restrictions imposed by the Government as many of the health facilities were closed but doctors were allowed to continue the private practiceThe primary grievance in this application was related to the working of the Government Dental College, Srinagar, and Associated Hospitals of Government Medical College, Srinagar.The Arguments put forthIt was informed to the Court that initially when restrictions on account of the Covid-19 pandemic had to be imposed, the Government had restricted the functioning of public facilities in Government medical establishments. However, over a period of time, there has been a slow opening of these facilities.The Counsel for the applicant submitted that the application seeks to highlight an unfortunate fall out and aspect of the practice prevalent in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir whereby Government Doctors are permitted to carry on with their private practice.It was told to the Court that this permission “was used by medical practitioners to build large private practices by diverting patients from Government hospitals to their private clinics.”It was contended by the applicant that while facilities in the Dental Hospital are closed and no procedures are being performed, “several doctors and practitioners employed in the hospital are carrying out all those procedures in their private clinics.”Mr. Shah Aamir, learned AAG, representing the Respondent Department refuted the above contentions and the allegations made in the application and sought time to file the reply.The Court’s ObservationThe Court was of the view that if, what has been submitted by the applicant is correct, it suggests the adverse manner in which health services would be made available to patients seeking treatment in Government Hospitals and facilities.In this context, the Court said,”The contended disservice to the residents of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and prejudice to the public interest is a serious matter and the permissibility of permitting the private practice to Government Doctors and employees deserves to be seriously re-examined.” (emphasis supplied)The Bench further remarked,”It cannot be denied that it is patient care and the public interest which has to be placed on the highest pedestal and optimised Government doctors and professionals cannot be permitted to use their employment and public facilities for building private practices and commercial exploitation.” (emphasis supplied)The Court observed that attending to lucrative private practices has to resultantly diminish and detract from the attention which a professional would pay to his salaried public position as a government doctor.Further, the Court said,”Judicial notice can be taken of the fact that employment opportunities in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are by far, extremely few, large numbers of people without financial resources and health facilities either not available or insufficient. Such practices as complained by the applicant need to be urgently brought to a halt.” (emphasis supplied)The Court ordered that a copy of the application and observations made in this order be served upon the Chief Secretary of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to ensure that the above issue is examined.Lastly, the competent authorities were directed to examine the practices which are prevailing in other States and Union Territories on this aspect, after taking into account the limitations on medical facilities available in the Union Territory of the Jammu & Kashmir.The matter has been listed for further hearing on 01st October 2020.Case Details:Case Title: Azra Ismail v. Union of India and othersCase No.: CM No. 3122/2020 in WP (C) PIL No. 04/2020Quorum: Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Puneet GuptaAppearance: Advocate Shafaqat Nazir (for the Applicant); AAG Shah Aamir (for the Respondents)Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more