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Safran seals $1.9bn deal for biometric firm

first_img John Dunne whatsapp France’s Safran confirmed a $1.09bn (£696m) deal to buy L-1 Identity Solutions and its core biometric identity business in a move that will also see BAE Systems extend its reach in the United States.Safran, which makes aero engines, military goggles and security equipment, said shareholders would get $12 a share in cash in the deal which will see L-1 assets split between the two European buyers.The shake-up is the latest sign of mid-tier security and defence firms getting snapped up by traditional arms suppliers.As the top contractors face sharp cuts in defence budgets, they are steadily targeting smaller players with niche technologies in cybersecurity, surveillance and intelligence.In a carefully sequenced transaction which nets L-1 shareholders slightly more than the $11 or so per share expected by some analysts, L-1 first agreed to sell its government consulting services business to BAE Systems for $296m.The takeover, which has been backed by the boards of both companies, will see the French state-owned aerospace and defence company buy the whole of L-1 but keep only its core biometrics and identity businesses, which are spread across three units.L-1 said it expected the deals to close in the first quarter of 2011 and that its board had approved both the Safran merger and the BAE transaction.Regulators and L-1 shareholders must approve the deal.L-1 formed in 2006 through a merger of Viisage and Identix.The company placed itself up for sale in February but moved to split the deal into two parts given a distinction between its biometric identification and government consulting businesses.Safran, already a player in biometrics, led the race to buy most of L-1 including the biometrics and identification activities as it boosts its security activities.The French deal was contingent, however, on L-1 first lining up a definitive buyer for the government consulting business.BAE Systems has built up a presence through acquisitions as a leading player in the U.S. defence industry. Show Comments ▼ Safran seals $1.9bn deal for biometric firm whatsapp Sharecenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL Monday 20 September 2010 3:45 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports Dropmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comFamilyMindedThe Most Common Astrology Questions People AskFamilyMindedOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Expresslast_img read more

MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgMCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgThe Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited specialises in growing and cultivating sugarcane amongst other agricultural products. The company has, however, diversified into agro-industry, tourism, IT services and trading. The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Forget buy-to-let! I like this high-yielding FTSE 100 REIT to bring in passive income in 2020

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Massachusetts bishop undergoes surgery

first_img Donald Lamb says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Sanford Z. K. Hampton says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Sheila Long, OSB says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Massachusetts bishop undergoes surgery This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Health & Healthcare, Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. May 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm Know that the prayers of many are with you as you recover.Fr John and Maryfran Crist New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books House of Bishops Rector Tampa, FL 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 By ENS staffPosted May 20, 2013 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Comments (5) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service May 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm Assuring Bishop Tom of prayers for a full and complete recovery.Gaylord Hitchcock+ Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Rev. JohnCrist says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA May 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm The sisters of Transfiguration Monastery in Windsor, NY, are praying for you. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID May 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm Mari and I will be holding Tom in our prayers both for a favorable pathology report and for his complete healing.Mari and +Sandy HamptonBishop Assisting in Olympia 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Fr Gaylord Hitchcock says: [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Thomas Shaw underwent surgery May 17 to remove a mass on his brain that was discovered following tests conducted a day earlier.A series of updates posted on the diocesan website confirmed that the surgery went well, with no complications, and that Shaw moved out of the intensive care unit on May 18 and “was up and walking.”Shaw offered gratitude “for the prayers for him, for his Society of St. John the Evangelist community and for the diocese, and asks for continued prayers.”The Rev. Canon Mally Lloyd, canon to the ordinary, wrote that more will be known “in a week or so” as to whether any further treatment is necessary.“Bishop Tom and all of us feel the unexpectedness of this, but please know that he has confidence in his doctors and was well prepared for the surgery,” wrote Lloyd, who spent time with the bishop pre-surgery at the hospital and said he “was in good spirits, was engaged with the ongoing matters of diocesan life and, as always, his faith and confidence were contagious.”In January Shaw, 67, called for the election of a bishop coadjutor in April 2014 to succeed him when he retires. The diocese anticipates ordaining and consecrating the coadjutor in the fall of 2014 and Shaw said he would spend time working with the new bishop before he retires. That date had not been determined at the time of the announcement. Shaw is in his 19th year as bishop. May 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm Our prayers are with Thomas, the SSJE, and the Diocese..don Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

30 years ago, controversy over King holiday sowed seeds of…

first_img 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Participants march in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event Jan. 16, 2017, in Phoenix. Arizona didn’t add a paid King holiday to its calendar until 1993, one of the last states to do so. Photo: Associated Press[Episcopal News Service] Thirty years ago, as Arizonans prepared to go to the polls, the state’s Episcopal bishop urged them to vote yes.“Establishing a holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. represents a moral commitment that unites all religions, races and political affiliations,” Bishop Joseph Heistand said in a state-issued pamphlet outlining arguments for and against the 14 ballot measures in the Nov. 6, 1990, election. Two of the propositions asked whether the state should restore a holiday honoring King.Other Episcopal leaders had joined Heistand that year in lobbying for passage, but it was not enough. By a slim margin, voters said no to a King holiday, leaving Arizona among only a handful of states that had yet to follow the federal government’s lead in recognizing the civil rights leader on their calendars. Arizona’s 1990 election bore no direct effect on The Episcopal Church, yet the propositions’ failure initiated a chain of events in 1991 that continue to shape how the church engages with issues of injustice and systemic racism and how it confronts its own historic and modern-day complicity.The 70th General Convention in 1991 marked a turning point. Church leaders initially faced a backlash for meeting in Phoenix – bringing thousands of Episcopalians and their travel dollars to Arizona right after voters rejected a King holiday. The controversy compelled the church that year, through the triennial gathering of its governing body, to commit to examining its own racism over the next nine years.The church “made a turn in 1991 because it was pushed. And that’s the way most things work,” Diane Pollard, who attended the Phoenix convention as a Black deputy from the Diocese of New York, told Episcopal News Service recently. “That’s why we should have councils that have a variety of voices on them. Because if we don’t, we will never be able to hear the truth.”In 2000, General Convention renewed that commitment for another triennium. Subsequent measures have broadened and deepened the work, with dioceses offering anti-racism trainings and, more recently, congregations conducting research into the role of slavery and racism in their own histories.Missouri Bishop-elect Deon Johnson, in a photo posted to Facebook, joins a group of Episcopalians in participating in a racial justice protest May 30, 2020, in St. Louis County.Earlier this year, many Episcopalians and Episcopal leaders joined widespread calls for an end to police brutality against people of color after the May killing of George Floyd. Since then, the church has approved dozens of grants to support local racial healing initiatives as part of Becoming Beloved Community, a churchwide reconciliation framework unveiled in 2017 in response to the 2015 General Convention’s making racial reconciliation a top priority.Black clergy and lay leaders say The Episcopal Church has come a long way in confronting racism – and it still needs to do more. Its recent progress has put the church at the forefront of public debate on such issues, but the mostly white denomination also has inspired frustration along the way, particularly decades ago when it was still slowly awakening to the white supremacist roots of American racism.Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in the Diocese of Atlanta, wouldn’t yet describe the church as ahead of the curve on those issues, but “we’re at least trying to stand up,” she said.She and other Black leaders were pleased to see Episcopalians this year speaking out against institutional racism. At the same time, the rise in racist rhetoric in American society, particularly fueled by politicians, calls for an even greater response, Meeks said. “White supremacy is an indefensible issue, and the church should be clear on that,” she told ENS. “I think the church needs to be a bit louder. Actually, I think it should be a lot louder.”The Rt. Rev. Arthur Williams Jr. became bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Ohio in 1986. Though now retired, he still serves the diocese as an assisting bishop. Photo: Diocese of OhioBishop Arthur Williams Jr., a retired Ohio suffragan, was among the Black bishops who attended the 70th General Convention “under protest.” That convention passed an unprecedented number of resolutions on racism, but it was equally important for the church to follow through, he told ENS. Episcopalians who care about fighting racism have to “push the church to do what it’s committed itself to do,” he said.Pollard, now 75, is a member of Executive Council and New York’s reparations committee. She credits the church with diversifying its leadership and listening to the perspectives of people of color. “I do think that 1991 was a turning point,” she said. “We did a lot of really good work at that convention, more than I think we may have done at any other.”House of Deputies Vice President Byron Rushing told ENS that dioceses and congregations still may struggle with how best to respond to racism today, but that is reason for hope.“We’re still talking about it,” said Rushing, who attended General Convention in 1991 as a Massachusetts deputy. “Usually, in The Episcopal Church … if it hasn’t happened in nine years, it’s gone. It’s forgotten. Nobody remembers it.” But nearly 30 years later, the church continues to follow through on the commitments it made at the General Convention in Phoenix.“This is going to be around for a while, if not forever, in The Episcopal Church,” he said.Tracing racism’s roots throughout church historyThe Episcopal Church’s complicity with racist systems can be traced to the earliest days of British colonization of North America. Settlers arrived in what now is Virginia holding a royal charter that commanded “the true word of God be preached, planted and used not only in the colonies, but also as much as might be, among the savages bordering upon them.”The church’s roots also intersected with the roots of American slavery, starting in 1619 when enslaved Africans first arrived in the British colonies. The colonies and the new nation they would become reflected economic and political systems dependent on slavery, and many Episcopal churches benefited from slavery as well.Today’s Episcopal congregations have begun to untangle and tell their parts of that story – of churches built with slave labor, of clergy who owned slaves, of Southern churches supporting the Confederacy, of Black worshippers denied seats in the pews next to white Episcopalians, and of Episcopal leaders’ defense of Jim Crow segregation.Black students also were denied admission to prominent Episcopal seminaries for most of the church’s history. Virginia Theological Seminary wasn’t integrated until 1951. The School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, didn’t accept its first Black student until two years later.In 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” it was addressed to “my dear fellow clergymen” in response to a statement by eight Alabama clergymen urging moderation. They had argued, in part, that the “series of demonstrations by some of our Negro citizens” led by King was “unwise and untimely.” Two of the eight were Episcopal bishops.By then, however, church leaders – including those Alabama bishops – were voicing general support for the civil rights movement’s goal of racial equality, even if they sometimes disagreed on the movement’s tactics. General Convention had passed a resolution in 1952 saying Episcopalians should “consistently oppose and combat discrimination based on color or race in every form, both within the church and without.” In 1955, it advised churches to “welcome people of any race at any service.”That General Convention in 1955 was significant for another reason: Church leaders canceled plans to meet in Houston, Texas, because local authorities wouldn’t ensure desegregated facilities. The convention convened in Hawaii instead. That decision stands in contrast to how the church 36 years later handled another controversy over the racial implications of a host jurisdiction’s policies.When the Arizona controversy hit during the planning of General Convention’s 1991 meeting, church leadership was still predominantly white and male, but no longer exclusively so. Women had been seated in the House of Deputies since 1970, the same year that Bishop John Burgess of Massachusetts became the church’s first Black diocesan bishop. The first female priests were ordained later in the decade. The House of Bishops grew to include several Black bishops, and in 1989, the Diocese of Massachusetts consecrated Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris, the first woman and first Black woman to serve as bishop in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.Harris, who died this year, was preparing for her first General Convention as bishop in 1991.The 70th General Convention was held at the Phoenix Civic Center July 11-22, 1991, but the choice of location faced strong objections after Arizona voters narrowly rejected a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in the 1990 election. Photo: Episcopal News ServiceSeeing Harris seated in the House of Bishops was to be a personal highlight for then-Rev. Gayle Harris, who in 1991 was a priest and deputy from the Diocese of Washington. She told ENS in a recent interview that she also looked forward to celebrating the work of Episcopalians from the Navajoland Area Mission, the convention’s co-host with the Diocese of Arizona.“General Convention sometimes is The Episcopal Church as its best, when it comes together to speak up and act out for justice,” said the Rt. Rev. Gayle Harris, who now serves as Massachusetts’ bishop suffragan after succeeding Barbara Harris in 2003. The two aren’t related.But in 1991, General Convention “was being set against something that was offensive and painful for those of us who were Black,” she said. “That’s what racism does. It divides and separates.”Internal revolt presses church to confront sin of racismMost states already honored King with a paid government holiday around his birthday in January. Arizona eventually would add the holiday, after a 1992 referendum, but when the question was put to Arizona voters in 1990, it fell just short of passage.The National Football League responded by moving the 1993 Super Bowl away from Phoenix. The city’s business leaders feared they also might lose the substantial economic boost that comes from hosting The Episcopal Church’s General Convention. But Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning, despite listening to calls for a new location, never appeared to waver.“The Episcopal Church will go to Phoenix,” he said a week after the November 1990 election. “The business of the church is to witness to the Gospel, and that is exactly what we will do in Arizona. … There are people of good faith in Arizona who are working and fighting to overcome prejudice. The fight has been a very bruising one, and they need our support.”Even so, The Episcopal Church faced an internal revolt. The dioceses of Washington and New York supported moving or canceling General Convention. The Diocese of Atlanta offered to take over as host. Other dioceses warned that canceling a Phoenix meeting would mean deserting Arizona’s Black community.“We want to support the presiding bishop, but my hope is that we would not meet in Arizona, even if it costs money,” Washington Bishop Ronald Haines said. The church “needs to stand in solidarity as well with our minority communities and others who are gravely concerned about the vote in Arizona.”Prominent Black Episcopalians joined other church leaders in a 90-minute conference call that November with Browning to discuss options, and in December, Browning called for a special meeting of Executive Council.On Jan. 5, 1991, Executive Council met at a hotel near the Newark, New Jersey, airport. After listening to various arguments for and against meeting in Phoenix, Executive Council decided to proceed mostly as planned while embracing Browning’s plan to focus more on racial issues.Nell Gibson, an Executive Council member, said at the time that the meeting had reaffirmed her impatience with the church. “We [African Americans] have been asked to put our agenda aside and have done so every time. When will the church put its agenda aside?” she asked.Episcopal leaders join a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Jan. 21, 1991, to honor Martin Luther King Jr. They are, from left, Arizona Bishop Joseph Heistand, Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning, and Bishop Herbert Thompson of Southern Ohio. Photo: Episcopal News ServiceSome Episcopal leaders talked of boycotting, but in February 1991, the Episcopal Commission for Black Ministries and the Union of Black Episcopalians issued a joint statement that urged members to go to Phoenix. Williams, the Ohio bishop suffragan, was chair of the Black ministries commission. Now 85, he recalled that a boycott was seen as counterproductive. “People said we really need to be there,” he told ENS. “If you’re not at the table, you become the menu.”On July 11, the 70th General Convention opened with a liturgy honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Then, as the House of Bishops convened, New York Bishop Suffragan Walter Dennis rose to say he was disturbed to be meeting in a state that didn’t observe a King holiday. He and 33 other bishops went on the record as “present under protest.”A protest was underway in the House of Deputies as well, led by Antoinette Daniels of New Jersey and other Black deputies. Daniels read a statement objecting to the meeting location. More than 200 deputies added their names to the statement.“Episcopalians of color were ignored and not consulted seriously when the response to the events in Arizona were being formulated,” Daniels told the House of Deputies, according to a Living Church report. “They were disregarded, and we see this reaction as more typical than extraordinary of their experiences in the church.”Rushing, Pollard and Gayle Harris were among the deputies who signed Daniels’ statement of protest in 1991. “It was in my mind that if I went, I was going to get something out of it, and the something I wanted was a serious conversation about race and racism in The Episcopal Church,” Pollard said.That conversation produced eight resolutions on racism and discrimination. Some focused on clergy deployment and unequal representation in church bodies. The resolutions targeted racism in the country and called on dioceses to fight racism in their communities and within the church. One resolution created a scholarship fund in Martin Luther King Jr.’s name.Church leaders also oversaw an audit of General Convention membership that found a “clear pattern of institutional racism” in the church, and another resolution, though brief, committed The Episcopal Church to nine years of self-examination “in order to become a church of and for all races.”The Rt. Rev. Gayle Harris has served the Diocese of Massachusetts as bishop suffragan since 2003. Photo: Diocese of Massachusetts“This church really did start looking at its own internal markers around racism, sexism and homophobia,” Gayle Harris said, and she partly credits Browning’s leadership. “I remember it was he who said in this church we will not have any outcasts,” she said. “He engaged not only the conversation but the work.”The House of Bishops followed up in 1993 with a pastoral letter condemning the sin of racism, and in 2000, General Convention intensified its call to fight racism at all levels of the church for at least another nine years. Since then, some dioceses have taken up that fight more than others.“There’s been considerable effort to continue to support the work … but it needs to be much, much more than it is,” Meeks, the Absalom Jones Center director, told ENS. “This is not some little extracurricular thing that you can engage in if you choose to. This work of racial justice and healing is central to our well-being as a community of faith.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN By David PaulsenPosted Oct 22, 2020 Rector Belleville, IL 30 years ago, controversy over King holiday sowed seeds of Episcopal racial justice work today Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Racial Justice & Reconciliation Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service General Convention, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Lily Safra to convert house deposit into multi-million pound donations

first_img 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. Philanthropist Lily Safra is to donate to ten charities all the proceeds from a deposit on the Villa Leopolda, one of the most expensive houses in the world, the sale of which has now been halted.In the UK, King’s College, London, and Imperial College, London, will each be given a donation of €1m for neuroscience research.Mrs. Safra said: “By transforming the purchase deposit into an act of giving, I would like to encourage all who can do so to support medical research, patient care, education, and other important humanitarian causes during these times of economic uncertainty.”The Villa Leopolda is a large villa in the French town of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera. The would-be purchaser has since decided not to go ahead with the transaction, leaving Mrs Safra with the deposits.Safra is Chairwoman of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, set up by her late husband: it has given hundreds of millions of pounds to causes in over 50 countries.The beneficiaries and the approximate amounts that they would each receive are:€1,000,000: King’s College, London (Neuroscience Research)€1,000,000: Imperial College, London (Neuroscience Research)€ 7,000,000: Claude Pompidou Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease, Nice€ 8,000,000: Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris€ 1,000,000: Sidaction: Together Against AIDS, France€ 1,000,000: A Window to Tomorrow – A Computer for Every Child, Israel€ 3,000,000: Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, Tel Hashomer, Israel€10,000,000: Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, Massachusetts€ 2,000,000: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, New York€ 2,000,000: Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, Rwandahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_Safra Tagged with: Major gift  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 March 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lily Safra to convert house deposit into multi-million pound donationslast_img read more

We Get Letters: United Caltrans Tenants Call on Caltrans to Suspend and Forgive Rent during COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgOpinion & Columnists We Get Letters: United Caltrans Tenants Call on Caltrans to Suspend and Forgive Rent during COVID-19 Pandemic STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 30, 2020 | 1:45 pm Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News center_img HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News United Caltrans Tenants, an advocacy group on behalf of tenants living in Caltrans-owned houses in the 710 Corridor, wrote the following open letter to John Bulinski, Caltrans District 7 Director, on March 25:Dear Mr. Bulinski,During this COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed the lack of safety nets for families in our area. Right now, more than ever, families need to shelter in place for their health and the health of others. We hope that you can use your power to provide a significant basic safety net by suspending and forgiving the rent for all Caltrans (District 7) tenants until this COVID-19 crisis has dissipated and tenants are able to return to work.The Governor’s STAY HOME orders prevent tenants from earning the income they count on to pay their rent. Simply delaying payments, as has been suggested by the LA Mayor, giving people 6 months to pay back rents is unreasonable.Once people return to work, most families will not be able to earn a sufficient amount to pay both current and back owed rent, as many of them earned just enough to make ends meet, before the crisis. After the crisis fallout, we may have even less income to work with.We need a true suspension and forgiveness of all the rents, with rent obligations only resuming after tenants have had at least a month of earning family sustaining wages.Other landlords are taking action. We implore you to be a leader in the rent relief movement. Exemplify for others what can be done to ameliorate this crisis.Caltrans properties were paid for long ago, you have no mortgage to pay, and all non-essential maintenance has been halted in light of social distancing, thus you have no necessity to charge tenants rent during this state of emergency. Will you be on the right side of history? Our families and community members are counting on you! We also need an answer ASAP. Rents would need to be sent out soon to arrive in Sacramento on time. Please RESPOND within 24 hours.Thank you!In Solidarity With Our Community,Members of United Caltrans Tenants (Local Chapter of the Los Angeles Tenants Union)[email protected] something to say, email Managing Editor André Coleman, at [email protected] 77 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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.last_img read more

Letterkenny Gateway 2010 launched

first_img Previous articlePat Doherty and Mark Durkan retain Westminster seatsNext articleSenator hopeful of Gaeltacht funding for airport road News Highland Letterkenny Gateway 2010 launched 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Letterkenny Mayor Jim Lynch has launched the Letterkenny Gateway 2010 campaign, aimed at profiling the town as a gateway to the North West region, and a tourist destination in its own right.The campaign will focus on using all available media to market the area, the updating of the letterkenny.ie website, and the production of a visitor guide for Letterkenny.Development Officer Ciaran Martin says while the Town Council is heavily involved, the business community and tourist sector are also playing their part: Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Facebook By News Highland – May 7, 2010 center_img Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

Delhi HC Seeks Center’s Response In Plea To De-link Aarogya Setu App From Website Promoting E-Pharmacies

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Seeks Center’s Response In Plea To De-link Aarogya Setu App From Website Promoting E-Pharmacies Akshita Saxena14 May 2020 8:26 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Central Government to respond on a plea filed against linking of the Government mandated Aarogya Setu App with a website for promotion of E-pharmacies. The bench of Justice Jayant Nath has directed the Union of India to file a reply within 10 days. The Court has further directed the Union of India to respond to oral submission made by…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 Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Central Government to respond on a plea filed against linking of the Government mandated Aarogya Setu App with a website for promotion of E-pharmacies. The bench of Justice Jayant Nath has directed the Union of India to file a reply within 10 days. The Court has further directed the Union of India to respond to oral submission made by the Petitioner that the offline pharmacies having licenses be also listed on the website aarogyasetumitr.in. The next date of hearing is 29 May, 2020. The notices have been issued in the petition filed by South Chemists & Distributors Association, assailing the alleged “highly illegal, arbitrary and discriminatory” linking of the two. The Petitioner-organization had submitted that the said website promotes and acts as a “marketing tool” for e-pharmacies and the Government Application is being used “arbitrarily”, for the benefit of selected handpicked companies. “It is submitted that Respondents cannot act in an arbitrary, whimsical, unfair and discriminatory to allow the goodwill and recognition generated by the government owned mobile application, to be used for the commercial benefit of selected few entities, in complete violation of principles of equality and reasonableness. There is absolutely no basis for a government owned platform be used to promote private commercial ventures,” the Petitioner had argued. The Petitioner further submitted that linking of the website with a Government app was deceptive inasmuch as it gives a wrong and misleading impression to a user that the website as well as the information made available on it is also government mandated and approved. It also argued that similarity in the names of the mobile application and the website was “intentional”. “The website http://www.aarogyasetumitr.in seeks to take advantage of the name and goodwill which has been generated by the mobile application “Aarogya setu,” even though the website is not government owned and solely promotes vested interests,” the Petitioner submitted. It was further pointed out that E-pharmacies are illegal as per the law of the land and yet, they continue to operate despite an injunction order passed by the Delhi High Court itself. In this backdrop, the Petitioner had prayed that the Government be directed to take all steps to ensure that the name “Aaarogya Setu” or any identical/deceptively similar name is not misused to sponsor the commercial interests of “arbitrarily handpicked entities”. Further, a direction has been sought to immediately close the website in question, for being contemporaneous. Inter alia, it was contended that there is no mention that medicines can also be procured by the local pharmacy stores which operate offline. “It is submitted that there is no rationale or basis as to why the entire list of government authorized and licensed pharmacies is made available on the website, http://www.aarogyasetumitr.in, and the user is not informed that the medicines can be procured and made available from the nearest pharmacy stores. It is submitted that the medicines can be procured through local pharmacy stores itself and home delivered so as to ensure that social distancing is maintained during the current times.” In face of this submission, the Court queried as to why a local pharmacy cannot supply the medicines after home delivery is allowed. He also raised queries on the requirements for getting listed on the website. On behalf of the Union of India it was submitted that these are extraordinary circumstances and the website has been developed for easy accessibility of medicines to COVID patients. The Petitioners were represented by Mr. Sudhir Nandrajog, Sr. Advocate, Amit Gupta and Mansi Kukreja. The Respondents were represented by Ms. Maninder Acharya, ASG and Kirtiman Singh. Next Storylast_img read more