Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Focus on Ireland: Kidney departs, what happens next?

first_imgThe likes of Simon Zebo, Craig Gilroy, Luke Marshall, Paddy Jackson and Iain Henderson amongst others have all graduated from Ruddock’s ‘Wolfpuppies’ to full Irish internationals. And with others such Munster playmaker JJ Hanrahan, Connacht fullback Robbie Henshaw and current under-20 captain Luke McGrath all set to follow that route, Ruddock would be a considered choice on that basis [email protected]_dave End of the road: Declan Kidney’s contract was not renewed after four years in the Ireland hot-seatBy David BlairIT CAME as no surprise that the IRFU decided against renewing Kidney’s contract.  Their recent defeat in Rome, Ireland’s first Six Nations loss to Italy, left Ireland with only one win and languishing in fifth position. Had Wales started the championship as they ended it, with an impressive dismantling of England at the Millennium Stadium finale, and had France not malfunctioned then Ireland would have been the deserved recipients of a first Wooden Spoon since 1998.While it’s only natural that the head coach receives a fair share of flak when results aren’t going their teams’ way, Declan Kidney’s critics had plenty of ammunition to fire their #kidneyout campaign.  There has been a steady decline in Irish win percentages since they completed a historic Grand Slam in Kidney’s first season in the top job, with only four wins since the 2011 Rugby World Cup. And his recent decision to let Jamie Heaslip retain the captaincy despite the return of O’Driscoll was a bold move, one which raised eyebrows and ultimately failed to engender a new Ireland.Early favourite: Conor O’Shea is sticking with HarlequinsHis choice of fly-half to deputise for the crooked Sexton also attracted its fair share of opprobrium.  Having persisted with an ageing and floundering O’Gara on the bench for the opening two weekends, Kidney then handed Paddy Jackson the reigns against Scotland and for the remaining games, all the while ignoring the in-form ten in Ireland, Ian Madigan. Declan Kidney made the calls and was always likely to stick to his decisions, particularly regarding Jackson, but he never give the impression he was completely at ease with his choice.With Kidney sailing off into the sunset, speculation is already rife as to where his successor will come from, with Irish media and supporters pushing forward the early front runners. It was announced that current attack coach Les Kiss would lead Ireland on an interim basis, supported by Gert Smal and Anthony Foley, in North America.  Indeed, we may not know until after that tour whether Kiss is a contender for the role long-term but his elevation has bought the IRFU time to find a suitable replacement.Conor O’Shea was installed as the early favourite to succeed Kidney when the Six Nations campaign derailed, but the Harlequins director of rugby has since consistently reiterated his commitment to the London club. Even if O’Shea was available, his appointment would require a change in Ireland’s coaching structure.  The former London Irish fullback has accumulated his coaching experience in a directing capacity, a far cry from the hands on approach which Kidney preferred.  It’s too soon to rule him out of the reckoning but for O’Shea the timing doesn’t seem to fit.The same might be said for Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall, another former Irish international making waves in the Aviva Premiership. If the IRFU prefer an Irish successor then these two will surely be at the top of the list. Both are ambitious, who would certainly bring their own ideas to the job, but doubts remain whether either candidate can be tempted away from their current roles mid-contract.Man manager: Reds coach Ewen McKenzie is in the frameIt may be that the IRFU need to look further afield in their search for Declan Kidney’s replacement, which brings in the likes of Australian Ewen McKenzie, the bookies favourite at present.  The portents are promising, the former Waratahs and Stade Francais head coach has already stated his intention to leave his current post with the Queensland Reds at the end of this Super Rugby season. Fuelling this speculation is McKenzie’s stated desire to pursue international ambitions. Ireland could conceivably provide that stepping stone, and given his recent success turning around the Reds Super Rugby fortunes it may be that McKenzie has the credentials to halt the Irish slide.  The spanner in the works could be whether the former prop is holding out for the Wallabies job which may become available depending how Robbie Deans fares against the Lions in the summer.Other overseas names mentioned have included Jake White, but the IRFU are unlikely to break the bank for the former World Cup winning coach and he too is said to be interested in a seemingly coveted Wallabies job.  Graham Henry could be tempted as a short term solution if the IRFU aren’t looking beyond the 2015 Rugby World Cup, while Wayne Smith, a backs coach well known for an attractive running brand of rugby, would be a coup at the end of his Waikato Chiefs contract.There is a school of thought amongst Irish fans that an overseas coach with no ties to any of the provinces might be the way forward, but we’ll have to see if the IRFU are feeling progressive enough to take that risk or if they will prefer a known quantity, one they’ve already worked with – I’d wager for the latter.Making his point: Is Joe Schmidt ready to leave Leinster?In that is the case, Joe Schmidt, a double Heineken Cup winner with Leinster and already familiar with the ranks in the IRFU, becomes a leading contender.  They could do a lot worse than to convince the Kiwi to stay in Ireland for a few more years. If Schmidt has ambitions to coach the All Blacks then the experience will hardly do those aspirations any harm.  Schmidt, who also had successful spells as backs coach with Clermont Auvergne and Auckland Blues, has one year left to run on his Leinster contract but unlike O’Shea that obstacle is unlikely to deter the IRFU if they deem him the right man for the job.Alternatively the IRFU may choose to offer Mike Ruddock a path back to the top of international rugby.  Let’s not forget that Ruddock was a Grand Slam winning coach with Wales. Currently in his third season leading the Irish under-20s. In a similar fashion to Stuart Lancaster with the England Saxons, Ruddock also has the advantage of having worked with many of the up and coming stars of Irish rugby, some of which have already made their mark on the international stage. DUBLIN, IRELAND – APRIL 07: Joe Schmidt, the Leinster head coach issues instructions during the Heineken Cup quarter final match between Leinster and Cardiff Blues at the Aviva Stadium on April 7, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

El TREC espera presentar una ‘visión audaz’ y propuestas específicas

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Robert Franken, miembro del Equipo de Trabajo para ‘Reinventar’ la Iglesia Episcopal, le muestra al grupo una nube de palabras basada en las respuestas a la primera pregunta del proceso de participación del equipo de trabajo con la Iglesia. En la pregunta se le pide a los episcopales que reflexionen sobre su experiencia de la Iglesia, que elijan su “mejor recuerdo” y que lo expresen en tres palabras. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] El próximo año por esta época, los miembros de la Iglesia Episcopal estarán enterándose de los cambios y planes que el Equipo de Trabajo para Reinventar la Iglesia Episcopal (TREC por su sigla en inglés) recomendará a la Convención General. Sin embargo, entre ahora y entonces, le queda mucho que hacer a los 26 miembros del grupo, incluido que varios miembros expresaron la necesidad de conectar propuestas específicas de cambio a una visión audaz de lo que las estructuras denominacionales pueden ser y hacer.La labor del TREC comenzó después de que la Convención General en julio de 2012, por medio de la Resolución C095, pidiera que un equipo de trabajo “presentara a la 78ª. Convención General un plan para reformar las estructuras, el gobierno y la administración de la Iglesia”. El equipo de trabajo debe hacer público su informe a la Convención General a fines de 2014.Katy George, que comparte la labor de coordinar el equipo de trabajo con el Rdo. Craig Loya, le dijo al grupo, al comienzo de su reunión de los días 6 y 7 de diciembre aquí en el Instituto Marítimo, en las afueras de Baltimore, que muchos miembros del equipo de trabajo han expresado el sentimiento de que “les gustaría llevarlo adelante y cerciorarse realmente de que estamos produciendo algo fantástico”.George le dijo al grupo que ella piensa que será importante para el equipo de trabajo no sólo listar sus recomendaciones en su informe final, sino también explicarle a la Iglesia “nuestra visión holística en relación a cómo esperamos que la Iglesia avance en un nuevo rumbo, como un verdadera coordinadora interconectada, en lugar de una corporación”.Y, agregó, el grupo debe ser capaz “realmente de hacerle patente a la Iglesia cómo [las propuestas del grupo] cambiarán la manera en que gastamos nuestros recursos, cómo invertimos nuestro tiempo, cómo tomamos decisiones y trabajamos juntos en la misión”.Tom Little, miembro del Consejo, pareció anticipar el rumbo de la discusión para el resto de la sesión matutina cuando sugirió que en tanto el grupo toma en consideración propuestas específicas “podemos terminar modificando la visión”.Comprometerse con el proceso de participaciónLos miembros del grupo dedicaron la mayor parte de la sesión matutina del 6 de diciembre, que estuvo abierta al público, a discutir lo que han oído hasta ahora del “proceso de participación de la Iglesia”. El grupo creo un “instrumento de participación” que se publicó en su página web a mediados de octubre. Se puede descargar en inglés o español aquí, como un documento en PDF o PowerPoint, e incluye resúmenes, normas de participación, notas del coordinador [o facilitador], gráficas y otros materiales.El instrumento [de participación] está concebido para usarlo en cualquier reunión local, diocesana o denominacional y cualquier persona puede dirigir las discusiones que suscite e informar de los resultados al equipo de trabajo. Existe también la oportunidad de participar por Internet, mediante una serie de cuatro preguntas.El instrumento [de participación] está concebido para ayudar al equipo de trabajo a conocer “los recuerdos, esperanzas y sueños” que sus miembros tienen para la iglesia, según la página web del equipo. La fecha tope para enviar información es el 14 de marzoCerca de 190 agrupaciones e individuos han respondido por Internet a las cuatro preguntas, a veces con comentarios extensos. Todos esos comentarios aparecen al pie de la explicación del instrumento de participación en el enlace anterior. El equipo de trabajo ha recibido más respuestas por otros métodos, lo cual hace que el número de éstas se encuentre actualmente entre 260 y 280, según el Ven. Robert Franker, que, junto con el Rdo. Leng Lim, dirigió el equipo de trabajo durante un extenso debate de las respuestas recibidas hasta ahora.El equipo de trabajo necesita más reacciones, dijo Franken, la respuesta hasta la fecha “nos da un panorama, pero aún no es todo el cuadro, y queremos cerciorarnos de que la evaluación que recibimos es la correcta”.Algunos de los miembros del equipo de trabajo han respondido las cuatro preguntas que aparecen en la Internet, según los que alzaron las manos [afirmativamente]. Y no todos los que han coordinado a grupos que utilizaron el instrumento de participación han presentado los resultados al equipo de trabajo, apuntó Franken.“¿Dónde están los datos, señores?”, preguntó Franken a sus colegas.Sin embargo, muchos miembros del equipo de trabajo que han utilizado el instrumento de participación con algunos grupos informaron haber tenido profundas experiencias.Cuando Sean Rowe, obispo de la Diócesis de Pensilvania Noroccidental, utilizó el proceso durante una convención diocesana, “No pude lograr que la gente parara de hablar”, dijo él.El Rdo. Kevin Nichols dijo que comenzó a usar el instrumento de participación en su congregación, incluso con la clase de confirmación. “Todos los grupos se esforzaban en profundizar espiritualmente valiéndose de las imágenes que se presentaban”, explicó. “Al principio temía que tal vez podrá resultar demasiado simplista —que nuestras cuatro preguntas no eran lo bastante completas— pero con cada grupo percibí que se llegaba a una profundidad que ni siquiera imaginaba”.Miembros del Equipo de Trabajo para ‘Reinventar’ la Iglesia Episcopal comienzan el 6 de diciembre a estudiar los aportes de la Iglesia al comienzo de su reunión de dos días en el Instituto Marítimo de Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.Durante la sesión del 6 de diciembre, los miembros encontraron algunas sugerencias de cambiar las estructuras de la Iglesia en tanto sopesaban algunos comentarios verbales así como los resúmenes de todos los aportes que el equipo de trabajo ha recibido. También escucharon algunas sugerencias generales y específicas provenientes de los propios integrantes del equipo.Esas propuestas se les presentaron como “provocaciones”, en palabras de Leng, en lugar de propuestas formales.“Como una Iglesia inclinada a la legislación, cuando alguien dice algo, pensamos ‘cielos, me sumo a esto o no; ¿es ésta una recomendación que puedo apoyar?’ [y] luego bajamos el registro de votación”, advirtió él. “En verdad estamos exponiendo ideas  para que ustedes las prueben, las experimenten; no les estamos pidiendo que las compren, estamos pidiéndoles que las alquilen… confiamos en que algo va a aparecer”.Joan Delano, consultora del equipo que trabaja pare el ClearLake Group como lo hace también Leng, resumió los aportes recibidos hasta ahora e hizo notar “un vigoroso sentido de la importancia de la liturgia, el ritual, la tradición y la historia” en los comentarios. “La fuerza del tema del misticismo resultó fascinante”, añadió.Una de las preguntas del proceso dice “¿Qué cree usted que la Iglesia debería mantener y qué debería abandonar?”. Delano, que se encontraba enferma y no pudo participar de la reunión, reportó que las respuestas en cuanto a “mantener” “fueron en su inmensa mayoría sobre la parte espiritual” de la Iglesia Episcopal y las respuestas en lo tocante a “abandonar” “fueron en su inmensa mayoría acerca de la administración y el gobierno”.“Los que respondieron, en una abrumadora mayoría, quieren reducir la burocracia y la carga administrativa” escribió ella. “Mi reflexión es que mantener el control consume muchísimos recursos, y que la gente percibe cuántos recursos podrían liberarse si la IE invirtiera menos en gobierno y administración”.Si bien Delano informó haber encontrado unos cuantos comentarios de personas con “una opinión muy radical”, la Rda. Marianne Ell dijo que su pequeño grupo de los miembros del equipo de trabajo percibieron “alguna auténtica agresividad odiosa y pasiva” en algunas de las respuestas a la pregunta sobre [qué se debería] abandonar.George le dijo al grupo que su experiencia con el equipo de trabajo la había llevado “a una formulación muy diferente del problema” que enfrenta la Iglesia. Dijo que ella había ingresado en el equipo de trabajo creyendo que el proceso de la Iglesia era “demasiado grande —costoso, enorme y difícil de manejar— y que eso forzaba a nuestro ‘producto’, nuestra misión, a ser demasiado pequeños”.De hecho, agregó ella, en total se gasta muy poco dinero en gobierno y administración y “en realidad toda la misión se hace en otra parte”.“Luego, lo que veo es que tenemos un proceso pequeño y estamos produciendo demasiado poco con él porque no estamos comprometiendo y facultando a toda la Iglesia”, afirmó. “De manera que nuestro trabajo no consiste en que ‘reduzcamos el proceso’, sino en que ‘reinventemos el proceso para producir un producto mayor’”.Mary Gray-Reeves, obispa de la Diócesis de El Camino Real, dijo que “el mayor activo” de la Iglesia es la gente que se sienta en los bancos “y lo que hemos dicho y hecho es que el valor creativo debe pasar a través de eso que se llama los CCAB [sigla en inglés de comités, comisiones, agencias y juntas de la Iglesia] y ésa es la mentira que se perpetúa en este sistema jerárquico”.George estuvo de acuerdo al decir “el asunto no consiste en reducir nuestra burocracia, consiste en repensarla de manera que desempeñe, naturalmente, un papel muy distinto; ése es el cambio radical que creo que debemos hacer”.El resto de la agenda de la reuniónEl equipo se reunió en privado durante la tarde del 6 de diciembre y estaba programado que comenzara a debatir posibles propuestas y a oír [el testimonio] de un subcomité sobre las implicaciones constitucionales y canónicas de cualquiera de esas propuestas. La sesión de la mitad de la jornada del TREC el 7 de diciembre será pública. Durante esa sesión, dijo George, el grupo decidirá sus pasos a seguir, entre ellos cómo comenzar a redactar su informe a la Iglesia. El equipo de trabajo espera emitir un comunicado sobre esta reunión —dirigido a la Iglesia— a principios de la semana del 8 de diciembre, dijo Loya a Episcopal News Service.La página del TREC en Facebook se encuentra aquí y aquí está en Twitter con @ReimagineTEC, donde el grupo está usando #reimaginetec. El equipo de trabajo se comunicó periódicamente a través de Twitter durante la mañana del 6 de diciembre, resumiendo la tarea en la que se ocupaban los miembros.La cobertura de ENS sobre la labor inicial del TREC se encuentra aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Dec 12, 2013 El TREC espera presentar una ‘visión audaz’ y propuestas específicas Los aportes sugieren mantener los aspectos espirituales y abandonar la burocracia Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

ELCA approves Lutheran-Roman Catholic ecumenical document

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [ELCA News] The 2016 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Churchwide Assembly took several significant steps Aug. 10 moving forward the mission of this church as a church for the sake of the world.By a vote of 931 to 9, the assembly overwhelmingly accepted the “Declaration on the Way,” a unique ecumenical document that marks a path toward greater unity between Roman Catholics and Lutherans. Following the vote, an emotional assembly stood to applaud the momentous decision.At the heart of the document are 32 “Statements of Agreement” that state where Lutherans and Roman Catholics do not have church-dividing differences on topics about church, ministry and the Eucharist. More tentatively, the document also explores differences that remain.“Dear sisters and brothers, let us pause to honor this historic moment,” said ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, addressing the assembly following the vote. “Though we have not yet arrived, we have claimed that we are, in fact, on the way to unity. After 500 years of division and 50 years of dialogue, this action must be understood in the context of other significant agreements we have reached, most notably the ‘Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification’ in 1999.” Rector Shreveport, LA Full article. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY August 16, 2016 at 9:26 am As a “Lutherpalian” I am excited to hear the news. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Fr Jeffrey L Hamblin, MD says: Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET August 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm I would like to read this document as I did the one on Justification.It sounds like good progress.Perhaps our ecumenical office will provide. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments (5) Comments are closed. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Roger D White says: Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest John Simpson says: Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Posted Aug 12, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN August 25, 2016 at 7:15 pm I agree it does feel like Anglicans/Episcopalians are being left behind. Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Richard Bidwell says: 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem ELCA approves Lutheran-Roman Catholic ecumenical document Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 August 16, 2016 at 11:50 am That we all may be one… In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ecumenical & Interreligious August 16, 2016 at 7:58 am ELCA Lutherans are obviously moving forward in their ecumenical relations with the Roman Catholic Church. I believe the Episcopal Church is being left in the dust here. Bp. H W Shipps says: last_img read more

Leaked training footage shows how Owen Farrell got ready for the Ireland Test

first_imgThursday Jan 31, 2019 Leaked training footage shows how Owen Farrell got ready for the Ireland Test With arguably their biggest game of the 2019 Six Nations taking place on the opening weekend, England have been working hard to get key playmaker Owen Farrell ready for Ireland. They’ve just named their team, and here is evidence of how he made it. ADVERTISEMENTManu Tuilagi will start for the first time in five years, with his last appearance for England in 2014.With Ireland currently ranked second in the world and coming off a convincing win over New Zealand a few months back, England will be considered the underdogs, particularly away in Dublin.“It is well documented no one thinks we can win, but I can tell you everyone inside our camp believes we can win. We are hugely looking forward to the weekend,” said coach Eddie Jones.ENGLAND TEAM TO FACE IRELAND  – Saturday 2nd Feb, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Kickoff: 16:4515 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonny May, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Youngs; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Jamie George, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 George Kruis, 6 Mark Wilson, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Billy Vunipola.16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Courtney Lawes, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Dan Robson, 22 George Ford, 23 Chris Ashton.Owen Farrell is fit and will captain the side, thanks to the stringent fitness routine Jones has put him through. Footage of said routine was released by the guys at Rugbypass yesterday.ADVERTISEMENTHit play, make sure the audio is up and prepare to never look at Owen the same ever again.credit: rugbypass Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Cargill commits to three more years of support for FareShare

first_img Tagged with: charity of the year corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 October 2013 | News Advertisement 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.center_img  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cargill commits to three more years of support for FareShare Cargill, the international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, is to continue its support for food redistribution charity FareShare for three more years.This will enable the charity to provide enough food for more than 900,000 meals to community projects across the North West.The ongoing support is timely as 60% of FareShare‘s member charities acoss the North West report an increase in the number of people turning to them for good.Between them, FareShare North West and FareShare Merseyside currently support more than 150 charities in the region, including homeless shelters, breakfast clubs for children and uncheon clubs for the elderly.Cargill has committed to providing £225,000 over thee years. This will enable FareShare to invest in providing more support services for their beneficiaries, such as counselling. It will also fund expansion to help them supply food to more charities in the region.Martin Douglas, UK representative for Cargill, said: “As a global company, we believe that everyone should have access to a steady supply of safe, nutritious and affordable food. We partner with organisations that help us to meet this challenge and FareShare does just that and more”.Five years of support alreadyCargil has already provided more than £291,000 to FareShare over the past five years. This has helped the charity redistribute enough food for more than 1.1 million meals.Photo: open cans of food by Markus Mainka on Shutterstock.comlast_img read more

Sociologist gets 20 years for helping journalist Ching Cheong

first_img December 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sociologist gets 20 years for helping journalist Ching Cheong China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific to go furthercenter_img News News RSF_en News June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more 中文版本Reporters Without Borders today condemned the 20-year prison sentence handed down by the Beijing No. 2 intermediate people’s court yesterday on researcher and media commentator Lu Jianhua for leaking state secrets in a case linked to that of Hong-Kong based reporter Ching Cheong, who was sentenced in August to five years for “spying.”“We call on researchers to rally to Lu’s defence. Applying the state secrets law with the utmost severity in Lu’s case constitutes a very grave violation of press and scientific freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It dramatically highlights the violence with which the Communist Party cracks down on researchers and journalists who try to work and publish independently.”A prominent sociologist with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Lu was well known for the essays he wrote and his appearances on TV talk shows. Aged 46, he was one of the editors of a book on the social situation in China that is published every year.The Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said Lu was tried in a 90-minute hearing behind closed doors on 16 August, although the verdict and sentence were not handed down until yesterday. His family was not able to choose his defence lawyer and his wife was prevented from attending the trial.Lu was arrested in April 2005, the same month that Ching, the China correspondent of the Singapore-based Straits Times daily, was arrested during a visit to the Chinese mainland. Lu and Ching regularly exchanged information on the political and social situation in China for their scientific and journalistic work. Ching also helped Lu get around 60 articles published in the Straits Times. Some Chinese officials claimed that three of these articles, published in 2004, contained state secrets.In an open letter to President Hu Jintao in June, Ching’s wife, Mary Lau, wrote: “Lu Jianhua and Ching Cheong regularly shared information about statements by leaders. They did it to prepare their scientific research or their journalistic interviews. I hope you will understand that whatever they did, they were standing firmly on the side of Chinese people.” Organisation last_img read more

Open letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Belarus May 28, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Credit: Sergei Gapon / AFP RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News May 27, 2021 Find out more News to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited NationsCitizen-journalists March 23, 2017 Open letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited NationsCitizen-journalists Organisation RSF_en Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more News Dear Mr. President,We, 48 undersigned organizations from 24 countries, strongly condemn the continuing wave of detentions and harassment of peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, anarchists and opposition party members in Belarus.Most of the detentions and harassment are linked to participation in peaceful protests demanding the cancellation of Presidential Decree No. 3, the so-called “social parasite” legislation, which imposes a tax on unemployed people in Belarus. Decree No. 3 obligates citizens to work a specific number of days or pay a special duty to the State under threat of arrest. This is contrary to Art. 41 of the Belarusian Constitution and violates international human rights law.According to reports from Belarusian and international human rights organizations, as of 22 March 2017 more than 250 people have been detained since 3 March 2017, including at least 31 journalists. At least 110 people have been sentenced to 3-15 days of administrative arrest. Many of them remain in detention, while others have been subject to different forms of harassment.We strongly condemn the fact that several detentions of peaceful protesters at different places across Belarus have been carried out with the excessive use of force by Belarusian security officers.Several Belarusian organizations have announced a demonstration that will take place in Minsk and in other cities in Belarus on 25 March 2017. We are deeply concerned about the physical and psychological integrity of the participants of these protest marches.As the president of Belarus we urge you:To respect the right to peaceful assembly and expression;To ensure that there are no obstructions to the exercising of these rights in Belarus, including in relation to the planned demonstration on 25 March 2017 in Minsk and in other cities across the country;To guarantee in all circumstances the physical and psychological integrity of all peaceful protesters at the demonstration on 25 March 2017 in Minsk as well as at all other peaceful demonstrations across Belarus;To refrain from the use of excessive force by security officers on 25 March 2017 in Minsk as well as at all other peaceful demonstrations across Belarus;To ensure that journalists are able to fully exercise their professional duties, including during peaceful demonstrations;To immediately and unconditionally release all protesters, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists and opposition members who have been detained in connection with the current wave of demonstrations solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of assembly and expression;To refrain from preventively detaining journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, anarchists and opposition activists;To immediately stop the persecution, harassment and intimidation of those who exercise their right to freedom of assembly, expression and association and ensure these rights to all Belarusian citizens;To abolish Presidential Decree No. 3 since it violates international human rights law. Signatories:Albanian Helsinki CommitteeAnalytical Center for Interethnic Cooperation and Consultations (Georgia)Article 19 (UK)Association UMDPL (Ukraine)Bir Duino (Kyrgyzstan)Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Center for Civil Liberties (Ukraine)Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights (Russia)Charity foundation “East-SOS” (Ukraine)Civic Belarus (Czech Republic)CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, JohannesburgCommittee to Protect Journalists (USA)Crude Accountability (USA)FIDH, ParisFreedom Files (Russia/Poland)German-Russian Exchange (Germany)Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in SerbiaHelsinki Committee of ArmeniaHelsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland)Human Rights Center “Postup” (Ukraine)Human Rights Center (Azerbaijan)Human Rights Information Center (Ukraine)Human Rights Monitoring Institute (Lithuania)Humanrights.ch (Switzerland)Index of Censorship (UK)Institute Respublica (Ukraine)International Partnership for Human Rights (Belgium)IRFS (Azerbaijan)JEF Europe: Young European Federalists, BrusselsKazakhstan Interantional Bureau for Human Rights and the Rule of LawKharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)KRF Public Alternative (Ukraine)Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights (Switzerland/Germany)Macedonian Helsinki CommitteeMemorial International, MoscowMenschenrechte in Belarus e.V. (Germany)Moscow Helsinki Group (Russia)NESEHNUTI – Independent Social Ecological Movement (Czech Republic)Norwegian Helsinki CommitteeOstgruppen – Swedish Initiative for Democracy and Human RightsPromo LEX (Moldova)Protection of Rights without Borders NGO (Armenia)Public Verdict Foundation Russia)Reporters Without Borders, ParisThe Netherlands Helsinki CommitteeThe Swiss Helsinki CommitteeUkrainian Helsinki Human Rights UnionWorld Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Geneva last_img read more

Sandy Selfie Sent from NASA Mars Rover

first_img Subscribe This Jan. 19, 2016, self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at “Namib Dune,” where the rover’s activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSThe latest self-portrait from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the car-size mobile laboratory beside a dark dune where it has been scooping and sieving samples of sand.The new selfie combines 57 images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of Curiosity’s arm on Jan. 19. It is online at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA20316The rover has been investigating a group of active sand dunes for two months, studying how the wind moves and sorts sand particles on Mars. The site is part of Bagnold Dune Field, which lines the northwestern flank of Mars’ Mount Sharp.When the component images were taken, the rover had scuffed the edge of “Namib Dune” and collected the first of three scoops of sand from that dune. It used its scoop later to collect a second sample on Jan. 19, and a third on Jan. 22.During processing of the third sample, an actuator in the sample-processing device did not perform as expected when commanded. This week, the Curiosity team is identifying possible reasons for the actuator’s performance.The processing device on the arm is named CHIMRA, for Collection and Handling for In-situ Martian Rock Analysis. The component that was commanded to open, but did not, is called the CHIMRA tunnel. It is opened by using the thwack actuator, a motorized component that also can deliver a firm tap to help clean sample material from a nearby sieve. Part of the third scooped sample is inside the CHIMRA tunnel after passing through a sieve. If the tunnel had opened via the thwack actuator as planned, the next step would have been to take an image of the sand inside it.“The rover responded properly to this unexpected event,” said Steve Lee, deputy project manager for Curiosity at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. “It stopped moving the actuator and halted further use of the arm and sampling system.”While diagnostic work progresses, the team also is continuing to use the remote-sensing instruments on Curiosity’s mast and environmental monitoring instruments. One part of the dune investigation is to view the same location repeatedly to check for movement of sand grains caused by wind on Mars. If movement occurs, the team can use the rover’s wind measurements to figure out the strength and direction of the winds that caused the movement.On the second scoop from Namib Dune, Curiosity successfully used two different sieves in CHIMRA to prepare a portion for analysis. This two-sieve procedure had not been used previously in the rover’s three-and-a-half years on Mars. The resulting portion was made up of sand grains large enough to be held back by a sieve with pores of 150 microns (0.006 inch) and small enough to pass through a sieve with pores of 1 millimeter (1,000 microns or 0.04 inch). This intermediate-grain-size portion was delivered to the rover’s internal chemistry-analysis laboratory.The third scoop was to have been processed the same way, but the science team decided this week that the portion delivered from the second scoop will suffice. When the rover drives on after diagnostic work on CHIMRA, it will have finished its investigations at Namib Dune. The mission’s examination of active sand dunes — the first ever studied up close other than on Earth — is providing information about active dune processes in conditions with much less atmosphere and less gravity than on Earth.Researchers are evaluating possible sites for the next use of Curosity’s drill to collect rock-powder samples of the bedrock in the area.Curiosity reached the base of Mount Sharp in 2014 after fruitfully investigating outcrops closer to its landing site and then trekking to the layered mountain. On the lower portion of the mountain, the mission is studying how Mars’ ancient environment changed from wet conditions favorable for microbial life to harsher, drier conditions. 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Summer Reading Program at Altadena Library for the Whole Family

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Read–For the Win this summer with the Altadena Library starting June 14 and continuing for the next six weeks. The library will host a range of interesting free activities for Children, Teens, and Adults that encourage and support a love of reading. Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.“We’ve a wonderful program planned for you – join us to discover all that our Library has to offer,” said Cassandra Stearns, Senior Librarian. “Our Summer Reading programs are for Teens and Adults, too!” Readers check-in, weekly, with their reading log for fun prizes such as free books and other items.In addition to reading and giveaways, we are hosting weekly themed events, based on age, such as movies, games and presentations. For children, we will kick-off Summer Reading with a Wildlife Learning Center presentation with animals. For Teens, there will be an Anime-Drawing workshop, a Game Day and a Hike Meetup – to name a few. Two of the Adult presentations will be an Indie Authors Panel and NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter presented by JPL’s Theo Clarke.There’s also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. “Studies indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t. And, students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests,” Cassandra added. “Our libraries are committed to supporting the joy of lifelong reading and educational enrichment for the entire family.”Register at the library starting on June 14. To learn more about Read – For the Win, please call (626) 798-0833 or visit www.AltadenaLibrary.org. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Childrens events Summer Reading Program at Altadena Library for the Whole Family From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 5:05 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img HerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Subscribelast_img read more