British American Tobacco Zambia Limited HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Plc. Zambia is a major distributor of cigarettes in Zambia. The company also has a line extension range which includes cigars, e-cigarettes and next-generation products (NGPs) which include a vapor product called Vype, and a tobacco heating product called iFuse. The company also markets a popular smokeless moist tobacco powder called Snus which most people know as snuff. British American Tobacco Zambia is a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group which has extensive international interests in the tobacco industry, from farm to market. Well-known brands in the BAT portfolio are Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall and Lucky Strike. British America Tobacco Plc Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Proplastics Limited (PROL.zw) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgProplastics Limited (PROL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Proplastics Limited (PROL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Proplastics Limited (PROL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Proplastics Limited (PROL.zw)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileProplastics Limited manufactures and markets plastic pipes and fittings, specialising in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE) pipes and related fittings. The pipes and fittings are manufactured for various applications in irrigation, water and sewer reticulation, mining, telecommunications and building construction. Proflo is responsible for the supply of PVC pressure pipes and fittings, and polyethylene pipes and fittings, which includes injection molded fittings, fabricated fittings and ball valves. Prodrain supplies sewer pipes and fittings, soil vent and waste pipes and fittings, borehole casings, electrical conducts and cable ducting and gutter systems for rain water. Proplastics Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Free Runners invade Twickenham – Video

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 19: Tim Shieff of Great Britain competes during a practice session in the ‘Red Bull Art of Motion’ competition at Southbank Centre on March 19, 2011 in London, England. Established in 2007, The Red Bull Art of Motion is the first free running competition in the world. Competitors will use various disciplines of free running, parkour, martial arts and gymnastics. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images for Red Bull) Mike Tindall Mike Tindall and Co challenge some crazy free runners to touch rugby, just in time for summer. Watch as the free runners leap on top of the crossbar and perform some great tricks in and around the home of English rugby. They were there as part of the RFU’s Choose Rugby Campaign, getting people more involved with rugby in the run up to the 2015 World Cup. O2 Touch even gives the chance for 10 teams to play at Twickeham. All you have to do is upload a video to the Choose Rugby Facebook page and you could be in one of 10 teams playing touch on the Twickenham pitch.last_img read more

La Unión de Episcopales Negros cumple 50

first_img Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service – Nassau, Bahamas] La Unión de Episcopales Negros [UBE por su sigla en inglés] resumió aquí un foro celebratorio el 27 de julio, revisando y renovando el compromiso histórico de la organización con la justicia para todos, abrazando el camino del amor del Movimiento de Jesús y afirmando su llamado a los jóvenes y a ministrar a los más vulnerables.Unos 300 jóvenes, jóvenes adultos, laicos y clérigos de toda América y el Reino Unido disfrutaron de la cálida hospitalidad y clima isleño de Nassau, así como de oportunidades de Oración Matutina y estudio bíblico diarios. El sermón de apertura del obispo primado Michael Curry el día 23 en la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ Church Cathedral] provocó animados y abarrotados cultos nocturnos en los que hubo coros de góspel, música de jazz y ministerios de danza en las congregaciones locales.Cuando el 25 de julio Curry anunció que tenía que someterse a una cirugía por cáncer de próstata, los asistentes al [evento] de la UBE  se sintieron consternados y guardaron silencio, respondiendo en oración como lo hicieron miles de episcopales y anglicanos en todo el mundo.Audaces ponentes y panelistas sopesaron el papel de la UBE y su continua importancia en un mundo postcristiano, cada vez más dividido racial y étnicamente y  políticamente peligroso. Los debates incluyeron las complejidades del multiculturalismo, el convertirse en la amada comunidad, el Movimiento de Jesús, la justicia medioambiental y las tendencias clericales y el liderazgo de la juventud en la actualidad.Annette Buchanan, presidente nacional de la UBE, renovó la misión de la organización de apoyar a seminaristas afroamericanos como Shawn Evelyn, a la izquierda, de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles, que asiste al Seminario Teológico de Virginia. Foto de Pat McCaughan/ENS.La presidente nacional de la UBE, Annette Buchanan, definió la organización como “la mayor  agrupación de defensa social de la Iglesia Episcopal”. Y anunció la adición de nuevos capítulos, expandiendo así la iniciativa de promoción social colaborativa y brindando constante apoyo a jóvenes, seminaristas, congregaciones, clérigos e instituciones negros.Aaron Ferguson ex becario de la UBE, y al presente asesor financiero en Atlanta, le dijo a los asistentes al banquete el 26 de julio que la mentoría y el apoyo de la organización transformó su vida. Le dio oportunidades de viajar, de crear amistades duraderas, de obtener becas universitarias y de conseguir nombramientos para organismos de la Iglesia tales como la Comisión Permanente sobre Intereses Nacionales a la edad de 19 años.“Oímos hablar de las reuniones de la junta, de las reuniones de negocios, hablamos de todas esas cosas Pero la UBE está imbuida de un espíritu que ha afectado mi vida enormemente”, afirmó él. “Yo les prometo, que hay algunos jóvenes aquí cuyas vidas cambiarán de un modo que no pueden imaginarse, con la manera extraordinaria que tiene la UBE de funcionar, de crear ese santuario interior de paz, de confianza y seguridad para los jóvenes negros en la Iglesia”.La UBE: ‘hecha para una época como ésta’No ajena a tiempos tormentosos, la UBE surgió en 1968, el mismo año en que asesinaron al Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. y en que la Comisión Kerner llegaba a la conclusión de que las revueltas y disturbios civiles de la nación en 1967 los provocaba una tendencia constante hacia dos sociedades: una negra, otra blanca; separadas y desiguales.La Rda. Gayle Fisher Stewart, pastora asociada en la iglesia El Calvario [Calvary Church] en Washington, D.C., y codecana de la conferencia,  dijo que ese conocimiento hacía la celebración del aniversario “apasionante, pero también agridulce, porque estamos viendo las mismas condiciones en nuestra sociedad entonces y ahora”.La Rda. Kelly Brown Douglas, decana de la Escuela de Teología Episcopal en el Seminario Teológico Unión, y una de los ponentes, se mostró de acuerdo.“Hemos recorrido un largo, largo trecho durante estos 50 años, sin embargo… la misma violencia que le quitó la vida a Martin Luther King sigue siendo una realidad dominante y extendida en nuestro país, en nuestra nación hoy día”, le dijo ella a la reunión vía Skype desde Nueva York.“La bala de ese asesino es una manifestación de la mismísima violencia que es el legado de la esclavitud, la mismísima violencia que es la supremacía blanca… que consiste en ‘hacer a Estados Unidos grande de nuevo’”, dijo ella en medio de aplausos.Los afroamericanos siguen padeciendo desproporcionadamente de extrema pobreza, de racismo institucionalizado y de falta de viviendas decentes, de oportunidades laborales, educativas y recreativas. Tales carencias contribuyen a la violencia generalizada —tanto autoinfligida como, frecuentemente, a manos de los agentes de la autoridad— y hace más probable la posible encarcelación, contribuyendo a lo que Douglas llamó  “una vía de la pobreza a la prisión y a la muerte”.Las tasas de pobreza en EE.UU. ascienden a un 22 por ciento para los negros y a un 19 por ciento para los latinos, más del doble del 8,8 por ciento para los blancos. Los afroamericanos constituyen el 13,2 por ciento de la población de EE.UU., pero tienen 5,1 veces más probabilidades que los blancos de estar encarcelados; constituyendo casi el 40 por ciento de la población penal, dijo ella.Pero Douglas y la Rda. Stephanie Spellers, canóniga del Obispo Primado para la evangelización y la reconciliación, describieron las iniciativas del Primado como un modo para la Iglesia negra de fortalecer su fe característica y de ayudar a otros a progresar a pesar del clima actual.El Movimiento de Jesús de Curry nos llama a una regla de vida, a un modo de vida,  a volver “al centro de la  fe de los negros… a descubrir lo que impulsaba a los esclavos a seguir luchando por la justicia contra toda esperanza y nunca sucumbir a las esclavizantes condiciones de muerte que los rodeaban”, dijo Douglas.Esa fe nació de la lucha y del reto, sin embargo cuando los esclavos cantaban spirituals tales como “Presenciaste la muerte del Señor” [Were You There When They Crucified My Lord], estaban afirmando la presencia de Jesús con ellos en su sufrimiento y en su dolor. Que no sólo él estaba allí con ellos, sino que ellos estaban presentes para él también. “Ellos vivían en esta realidad crucificada” de la cual extrajeron fuerzas para sobrevivir, afirmó.Ese cántico representa tanto un llamado como un desafío para la realidad presente de la Iglesia negra, añadió. “¿Qué significa estar allí con Jesús, no al pie de la cruz, sino en la cruz? ¿Qué significa eso : estar con las clases de personas crucificadas de nuestro propio tiempo?”Douglas dijo que lo que significa no es luchar para estar en el centro interno (de las instituciones), sino más bien ser responsable y estar en solidaridad con los que están en “el lado inferior de los de afuera”: en solidaridad con los más vulnerables en la actualidad, tales como los adolescentes transexuales, que tienen el índice de suicidios más alto de la nación, o con padres inmigrantes que buscan asilo separados de sus hijos.Spellers dijo a la reunión que el 19 de mayo, el sermón de Curry en la boda real “proclamó el Evangelio y el mundo respondió con un resonante ‘¡amén!”Ahora, los episcopales negros tienen que salir de las sombras y afuera de nuestras iglesias y proclamarlo también, proclamar el Evangelio que conocemos. Proclamar el amor y el poder salvífico del Dios que conocemos en Cristo de manera que el mundo pueda conocerlo y amarlo también”.El 19 de mayo fue el día en que “los cristianos despertaron y dijeron, “esa no es la Iglesia que yo dejé cuando tenía 13 años. Voy a volver’. Ese fue el día en que los ateos comenzaron a enviar mensajes por Twitter. ‘Si eso es ser cristiano, apúntenme’”.En el transcurso de una semana después de la boda real, una recién creada página de Facebook, Episcopal Evangelists, tenía 2.000 seguidores, señaló ella. En una parodia de  “Saturday Night Live” en la que Kenan Thompson hacía el papel de Curry, este tuvo algunas frases que le encantaron al Obispo Primado, como “me dieron cinco minutos, pero el buen Dios los multiplicó por unos fantásticos 15”.Después que  Curry predicó, la gente no sólo comentó su sermón, dijo Spellers, sino que “debatieron acerca del poder del amor. La palabra ‘episcopal’ fue el término más buscado en Google ese sábado. La gente estaba muy curiosa respecto a lo que es esta Iglesia, y la clase de Jesús que esta conoce”.El Obispo Primado alertó al mundo acerca de la Iglesia Episcopal. Pero “en momentos como estos…cuando la supremacía blanca ha ganado no sólo un asidero, sino que duerme en la Casa Blanca… cuando nuestra nación se burla de los pobres y de los refugiados y de las viudas y de los niños y de todos los que Jesús tanto amó”, el mundo también necesita cristianos para despertarse, dijo Spellers.“El mundo necesita episcopales cuyas vidas dependen del Dios que conocemos en Jesucristo, y si hay personas en esta Iglesia que han necesitado esta fe para sobrevivir, que han arrancado esta fe de la mano del colonizador y de la mano del amo, sin duda esos son los episcopales negros”, le dijo Spellers a los reunidos.La UBE está celebrando no sólo medio siglo, sino 400 años de anglicanos negros en este continente, añadió ella, con “los altibajos, las pruebas y los triunfos que nos han traído hasta este momento… La cuestión ahora es, ¿Sabemos qué hora es?”.Multiculturalismo y convertirse en la amada comunidadGayle Harris, la obispa sufragánea de Massachusetts, fue la primera mujer en celebrar la eucaristía en la iglesia anglicana de la Santa Cruz en Nassau, Bahamas. Foto de Pat McCaughan/ENS.Los debates de panel se centraron en las cambiantes circunstancias que afectan a muchas iglesias negras que ya son vulnerables, tales como las decrecientes oportunidades de empleo para el clero tradicional de jornada completa, y medios para acoger a las diferentes identidades culturales, entre ellos los jóvenes que en gran medida han abandonado la Iglesia.Elliston Rahming, autor y embajador de Bahamas ante las Naciones Unidas, dijo a la asamblea que, si bien Estados Unidos se enorgullece de ser un “crisol” para todas las identidades culturales, el porcentaje de extranjeros en la población en general ha permanecido estático durante los últimos 156 años.“En 1860, los ciudadanos de EE.UU. que habían nacido en el exterior representaban alrededor del 13,2 por ciento de la población. En 2016, había 43 millones de ciudadanos nacidos en el exterior dentro de Estados Unidos, los cuales representan alrededor del 13,5”, afirmó.Citando un  artículo de Ed Stetzer en Christianity Today, Rahming añadió:  “La Iglesia está llamada a ser un instrumento para mostrar y compartir el amor de Jesús en el mundo. La Iglesia es también una señal que apunta al Reino de Dios y que actúa como un testigo creíble del poder e Dios. Se supone que la gente mire a la Iglesia y diga que es a lo que el Reino de Dios debe parecerse”.Sin embargo, para parafrasear a Martin Luther King, “las 11 de la mañana del domingo, sigue siendo la hora de mayor segregación en EE.UU.”, dijo él.Heidi Kim, la misionera para reconciliación racial de la Iglesia, y el Rdo. Chuck Wynder, misionero para la justicia social y el activismo promocional, presentaron “Convertirse en la Amada Comunidad” una iniciativa reconciliadora para ayudar a “reparar la brecha”.Kim y Wynder, que han organizado peregrinaciones  de justicia como una manera de recuperación y transformación, calificaron este recurso de creativo, adaptable y diferente.“Anteriormente creíamos que bastaba con que todo el mundo hiciera su adiestramiento antirracista y luego todos estaríamos adiestrados y todo andaría bien, pero eso no funcionó”, dio Kim.La Rda. Sandye Wilson dijo que coordinar auténticas relaciones en la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés y la Santa Comunión [St. Andrew and Holy Communion] en South Orange, Nueva Jersey, donde ella es rectora, exige “intensa oración, con un profundo respeto por las tradiciones de todas las personas que están allí, con una oportunidad de que las personas aprendan unas de otras”.Wilson dijo: “Mi reto para nosotros es reconocer que el tipo de hospitalidad que tenemos que ofrecer a la gente es muy diferente del de hace años cuando los negros norteamericanos se sentaban en un lado del pasillo en las iglesias y la gente del Caribe se sentaba en el otro. Sólo porque nos parezcamos, no significa que nuestras experiencias hayan sido semejantes. Y nuestra hermenéutica de la vida está determinada por nuestras experiencias vividas”.En otra discusión de taller, la Rda. Anne Mallonee, vicepresidente ejecutiva y primera directora eclesiástica del Grupo de Pensiones de la Iglesia, dijo que el modelo tradicional del sacerdote de jornada completa está en decadencia debido al decreciente número de miembros, a las congregaciones que envejecen, a las promesas y a las ofrendas de bandeja que se mantienen estáticas, acompañado por un alza de los costos —tendencias que provocaron que algunos delegados jóvenes de la UBE cuestionaran el objetivo de la Iglesia de crear un liderazgo cuando las congregaciones son incapaces de compensarlos equitativamente.Activismo estratégico: ‘Un asiento a la mesa’La UBE añadió tres nuevos capítulos —Haití, Alabama y Costa del Golfo Central— a las 35 con que cuenta al presente, colaboró con la Consulta y Diputados de Color para ayudar a garantizar una representación en los organismos electos de la Iglesia, y aprobó una legislación de apoyo en la 79ª. Convención General, lo cual le permitió a sus miembros tener “un asiento a la mesa”, según Buchanan en su discurso en la reunión del negocios del 26 de julio.La UBE también apoyó el nombramiento de la Iglesia Episcopal del Rdo. Ron Byrd como misionero para la oficina del Ministerio de los Negros, dijo ella. Byrd, que estaba programado para hablar en la reunión, tuvo que ausentarse debido a una enfermedad de familia.Los participantes jóvenes de la UBE planearon y llevaron a cabo un servicio de culto en la iglesia anglicana de la Santa Cruz en Nassau, Bahamas. Foto de Pat McCaughan/ENS.Julia Jones y Cameron Scott, representantes de los jóvenes informaron que una docena de jóvenes  procedentes de Texas, Florida, Pensilvania, Alaska, Michigan y Georgia asistieron a la conferencia. Participaron en un proyecto de servicio local justo con sus homólogos bahameños, explicó Jones.También dirigieron el culto vespertino el 25 de julio, una misa de jazz en la iglesia anglicana de la Santa Cruz [Holy Cross Anglican Church], “el momento culminante de nuestra conferencia”,  según Jones. “Indudablemente, sentimos el movimiento del Espíritu Santo”.Y si bien un panel de representantes de los jóvenes reclamaron un cambio, diciéndole a la asamblea que estaban frustrados con su falta de voz, poder y desempeño en el liderazgo de la Iglesia, dijo Jones, “Sabemos que somos el futuro y estamos orgullosos de vivir a la altura de ese desafío”.El continuo apoyo de la UBE a la Universidad de San Agustín [St. Augustine’s University] en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte, y Voorhees College en Denmark, Carolina del Sur, dos colegios universitarios tradicionalmente negros, fue reconocido por sus respectivos presidentes, que informaron del aumento en la matrícula y los empeños de recaudación de fondos, la expansión de los currículos y los índices de retención más elevados.Buchanan dijo que las prioridades de la UBE siguen siendo fomentar la vitalidad de las iglesias negras y apoyar al laicado y al clero. La organización planea ofrecer programas de tutoría para ambos y ya ha procurado robustecer sus lazos con clérigos en las diócesis de Nueva Jersey, Newark, Nueva York, Long Island y Maryland.Asimismo, la organización ofreció ayuda económica y material a las víctimas del huracán Irma, tanto en Estados Unidos como en las Islas Vírgenes Británicas. La organización espera contratar clérigos para estadas de tres o cuatro semanas en las Islas Vírgenes y ofrecerle un descanso necesario al clero sobrecargado, dijo ella.La próxima reunión anual está programada para fines de julio de 2019 en Los Ángeles.Las personas galardonadas en el banquete de la organización del 27 de julio fueron:Diane Porter, con el Premio Marie Hopkins, por notables contribuciones a la misión social de la Iglesia.La concejal de Austin, Texas, Ora Houston, con el Premio Dra. Verna Dozier, por labor orientada al servicio.El Dr. John F. Robertson, miembro fundador de la UBE, con un reconocimiento especial de la comunidad por iniciativas relativas a la salud física y mental y “por garantizar que la UBE siga siendo una comunidad sana”, dijo Buchanan.El Rdo. Donald G. Kerr, cura auxiliar de la parroquia de San Bernabé [ Barnabas] en Nassau, por coordinar la primera reunión de la organización fuera de Estados Unidos; yEl obispo de Panamá Julio Murray, que en agosto será consagrado como primado de la Iglesia en América Central, con el Premio Presidencial 2018 por su constante apoyo a los jóvenes y a la UBE.Él llamó al premio “una sorpresa. Ustedes hacen lo que hacen porque Dios nos ha dado talentos y dones y debemos compartir”, le dijo él a los presentes.“La Unión ha desempeñado una parte muy importante en mi vida”, dijo Murray, añadiendo que la organización da voz a hermanos y hermanas a través de la diáspora y levanta líderes jóvenes. Nos necesitamos mutuamente; debemos cuidar los unos de los otros.“Unión de Episcopales Negros, no se detengan solamente en el cambio. Debemos seguir trabajando por la transformación”, afirmó él.“Si se detienen en el cambio, volveremos atrás a hacer lo que solíamos hacer y algo de eso está ocurriendo ahora. Luego, debemos movernos y trabajar juntos por la transformación, de manera que nunca sea lo que estamos acostumbrados a hacer, sino que será parte como (el obispo primado) Michael (Curry) diría, del sueño que Dios tiene para todos nosotros”.– La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Por Pat McCaughanPosted Aug 3, 2018 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 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books La Unión de Episcopales Negros cumple 50 Justicia, reconciliación y transformación vivaces Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Limerick TD asks for COVId-19 unemployment payment to be extended to…

first_imgMass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Background photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comWORKERS over the age of 66 are being penalised by the age limit on the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment according to a Limerick County elected representative who says people shouldn’t be “discriminated against because of their age”.Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick Niall Collins said his office has been receiving calls from workers over the Pandemic Unemployment Payment age threshold who are not entitled to the payment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The allowance is currently only available to people between the ages of 18-66.Deputy Collins said, “My office has been inundated with calls from workers over the age of 66 who are annoyed that despite being an active part of the workforce, they are not entitled to the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment because they fall outside the age limitations.The Fianna Fáil TD said people who have kept working and contribute to the economy “are now being penalised by a crude decision”.“They are suffering the same financial difficulties as other workers who have lost their job as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak and its public health ramifications,” he said, adding “However, they are not getting the same level of allowance.”Deputy Collins said he recognises people can apply for the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme but doesn’t “see any reason why they should not be entitled to the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, if they had been working up until the restrictions were imposed”.The Limerick County representative has called on the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to consider extending the current age criteria for the payment.“These people should not be discriminated against because of their age – they should be entitled to the same allowances as other workers affected by this public health emergency”, concluded Deputy Collins. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsPoliticsLimerick TD asks for COVId-19 unemployment payment to be extended to over 66sBy Cian Reinhardt – April 7, 2020 536 Email Twitter Print Linkedin Facebook TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19IrelandLimerick City and CountyNational center_img ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Advertisement Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions WhatsApp Previous articleThe Easter Bunny given the green light for this weekendNext articleQUIZ: Name the Limerick team defeated Waterford in the 2010 NFL Final Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions last_img read more

Serena Williams fined $17,000 for outburst at the US Open

first_img Beau Lund September 9, 2018 /Sports News – National Serena Williams fined $17,000 for outburst at the US Open Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMichael Owens/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams was fined $17,000 on Sunday for a total of three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final — $4,000 for being warned for coaching after her coach made a hand gesture to her, $3,000 for breaking her racket and $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, whom she accused of sexism.The U.S. Tennis Association confirmed to ABC News on Sunday that $17,000 will be deducted from Serena Williams’ $1.85 million check as the runner-up to Naomi Osaka, who became the first tennis player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday.The fine money will be donated to the Grand Slam Development Fund. The purpose of the fund is to “develop competitive tennis opportunities worldwide,” according to the International Tennis Federation.In what began a string of heated moments, Ramos issued the first of three violations to Williams for getting coaching in the second game of the second set, and while she disputed the ruling, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou later acknowledged he was trying to send her a signal.Williams later received another warning for smashing her racket, which automatically cost her a point, renewing her argument with Ramos, whom she referred to as “a thief” and “a liar,” resulting in a third violation for “verbal abuse” and caused her to forfeit a game.During a press conference after the match, Williams said that Ramos’ ruling was “sexist” because she has witnessed male players calling umpires “several things,” but they were not penalized.“For me to say ‘thief’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark,” she said.“He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief,’ she added. “For me it blows my mind. But I’m going to continue to fight for women.”Tennis legend Billie Jean King agreed with Williams in a series of tweets, calling out a “double standard.”“Several things went very wrong during the @usopen Women’s Finals today. Coaching on every point should be allowed in tennis. It isn’t, and as a result, a player was penalized for the actions of her coach. This should not happen,” King ,the winner of 39 Grand Slam titles, wrote on Saturday.“When a woman is emotional, she’s “hysterical” and she’s penalized for it. When a man does the same, he’s “outspoken” & and there are no repercussions. Thank you, @serenawilliams, for calling out this double standard. More voices are needed to do the same,” she added.Although Williams’ feud with Ramos appeared to overshadow Osaka’s historic 6-2 6-4 victory, the two women shared an emotional moment together when Williams hugged Osaka, who considers Williams — the winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles — her childhood idol.As a tense audience celebrated and jeered at Osaka’s win, both women were wiping away their tears when Williams whispered something to Osaka and then embraced her.Osaka told ABC News Saturday evening that when Serena Williams hugged her at the end of the controversial match, it “really brought out the emotions” because when I was little and I was watching her play, I always wanted the opportunity to play her.”Osaka reflected on the moment after the match when she returned to her seat and put a towel over her head as the ceremonial stage was being assembled.She said she did so because the momentous win was finally starting to dawn on her: “I felt like I needed a break from everything.”Meanwhile, Williams told ABC News on Saturday that when she saw Osaka begin to cry at the trophy presentation, her motherly instincts kicked in.“I felt like, ‘Wow this isn’t how I felt when I won my first grand slam,’ so I was like, ‘I definitely don’t want her to feel like that,’” Williams said. “We’ve got to pull ourselves together here.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.(NEW YORK) —  Serena Williams was fined $17,000 on Sunday for a total of three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final — $4,000 for being warned for coaching after her coach made a hand gesture to her, $3,000 for breaking her racket and $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, whom she accused of sexism.The U.S. Tennis Association confirmed to ABC News on Sunday that $17,000 will be deducted from Serena Williams’ $1.85 million check as the runner-up to Naomi Osaka, who became the first tennis player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday.The fine money will be donated to the Grand Slam Development Fund. The purpose of the fund is to “develop competitive tennis opportunities worldwide,” according to the International Tennis Federation. In what began a string of heated moments, Ramos issued the first of three violations to Williams for getting coaching in the second game of the second set, and while she disputed the ruling, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou later acknowledged he was trying to send her a signal.Williams later received another warning for smashing her racket, which automatically cost her a point, renewing her argument with Ramos, whom she referred to as “a thief” and “a liar,” resulting in a third violation for “verbal abuse” and caused her to forfeit a game.During a press conference after the match, Williams said that Ramos’ ruling was “sexist” because she has witnessed male players calling umpires “several things,” but they were not penalized.“For me to say ‘thief’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark,” she said.“He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief,’ she added. “For me it blows my mind. But I’m going to continue to fight for women.”Tennis legend Billie Jean King agreed with Williams in a series of tweets, calling out a “double standard.” https://twitter.com/BillieJeanKing/status/1038613108976168960“Several things went very wrong during the @usopen Women’s Finals today. Coaching on every point should be allowed in tennis. It isn’t, and as a result, a player was penalized for the actions of her coach. This should not happen,” King ,the winner of 39 Grand Slam titles, wrote on Saturday. “When a woman is emotional, she’s “hysterical” and she’s penalized for it. When a man does the same, he’s “outspoken” & and there are no repercussions. Thank you, @serenawilliams, for calling out this double standard. More voices are needed to do the same,” she added. https://twitter.com/BillieJeanKing/status/1038613218296569856Although Williams’ feud with Ramos appeared to overshadow Osaka’s historic 6-2 6-4 victory, the two women shared an emotional moment together when Williams hugged Osaka, who considers Williams — the winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles — her childhood idol. As a tense audience celebrated and jeered at Osaka’s win, both women were wiping away their tears when Williams whispered something to Osaka and then embraced her.Osaka told ABC News Saturday evening that when Serena Williams hugged her at the end of the controversial match, it “really brought out the emotions” because when I was little and I was watching her play, I always wanted the opportunity to play her.”Osaka reflected on the moment after the match when she returned to her seat and put a towel over her head as the ceremonial stage was being assembled.She said she did so because the momentous win was finally starting to dawn on her: “I felt like I needed a break from everything.”Meanwhile, Williams told ABC News on Saturday that when she saw Osaka begin to cry at the trophy presentation, her motherly instincts kicked in.“I felt like, ‘Wow this isn’t how I felt when I won my first grand slam,’ so I was like, ‘I definitely don’t want her to feel like that,’” Williams said. “We’ve got to pull ourselves together here.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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Report: NBA discussing various measures amid coronavirus outbreak

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the number of novel coronavirus cases across the U.S. continues to grow, the NBA is said to be considering various measures in the wake of the outbreak.Sources tell ESPN the league has discussed moving games — either to the away opponent’s arena or a neutral site — if a host team’s city suffers a large number of infections.The league is also discussing more drastic measures, like eliminating fans from games or suspending operations altogether for a period of time, should the situation become more dire, according to the sources.These scenarios are likely to come up on Wednesday during the NBA’s board of governors call with the commissioner’s office. Two more calls will take place on Thursday involving team presidents and general managers, the sources told ESPN.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img March 11, 2020 /Sports News – National Report: NBA discussing various measures amid coronavirus outbreaklast_img read more

Stephen Curry sets new NBA record for 3-pointers in a month

first_imgApril 26, 2021 /Sports News – National Stephen Curry sets new NBA record for 3-pointers in a month FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCarlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry has been hot on the court lately — especially beyond the arc. In fact, the 33-year-old point guard set a new NBA record Sunday night for the most 3-pointers in a calendar month.Curry dropped seven 3s during Sunday’s 117-113 win against the Sacramento Kings, racking up 85 3-pointers for the month of April. With those buckets, Curry snapped the previous record of 82 that was set by James Harden in November of 2019 when he was a member of the Houston Rockets. And he will have a chance to add to his record as the Warriors still have two more games to go this month.So far in April, Curry has been averaging 38.2 points per game and is shooting 52.9% from the field and 47% from beyond the arc, according to ESPN.He has already hit two other milestones this month: passing Wilt Chamberlain as the Warriors’ all-time leading scorer, and becoming the first player in the league’s history age 33 or older to score at least 30 points in 11 consecutive games.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Huge shake-up of leasehold proposed by Law Commission

first_imgEstate agents face major changes to the way leasehold properties are described, managed and sold following the publication this morning of radical proposals by the Law Commission, whose job it is to recommend to government when legal processes should be overhauled.The Commission’s separate reports on key areas of property ownership – leasehold enfranchisement, the right to manage and commonhold – recommend reforms of the leasehold system and its replacement with a revived commonhold tenure.Professor Nick Hopkins, Commissioner for property law says: “The leasehold system is not working for millions of homeowners in England and Wales. We have heard how the current law leaves them feeling like they don’t truly own their home.”Improvements would make it easier and cheaper for homeowners to buy the freehold or extend their lease, and to take control of the management of their block of flats or an estate.The Commission suggests that all new lease extensions would be 990 years, instead of the current 90 years for flats and 50 years for houses, and that there should be no ongoing ground rent.Legal costsUnder its reforms, landlords would not be able to pass on their legal costs during the enfranchisement process.In its commonhold report, the commission makes recommendations that would make it not just a workable alternative to residential leasehold, but the preferred alternative.“The Law Commission reports are a nail in the coffin for predatory commercial interests seeking to exploit the feudal leasehold system,” says campaigning group the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership.Industry reactionMark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark (left) : “We have long called for action to be taken to help leaseholders who have been misled and treated unfairly so it is really positive to see  the law commissions report today.“For too long, housebuilders and developers have not been transparent enough about what it actually means to buy a leasehold property, which in turn has meant many owners have been faced with escalating ground rents and unreasonable fees, leading them into financial difficulty.“In 2017 we argued for leasehold reform through our ‘Leasehold: A Life Sentence?’ report which found that 93 per cent of respondents wouldn’t purchase another leasehold property.“It’s vital that the proposals laid out in today’s report lead to actions as soon as possible to give some hope to those who are currently trapped in leasehold properties with no easy route out.”Government reactionThe Government tasked the Commission to study the sector which it said, “has far too many problems including disproportionate costs to extend leases; poor value property management; and a slow and costly sales process”.“We will carefully consider the Commission’s recommendations, which are a significant milestone in our reform programme, as we create a better deal for homeowners,” says housing minister Luke Hall.Read the reports in full.Read more about the likely effect on block management.Law Commission leasehold commonhold July 21, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Huge shake-up of leasehold proposed by Law Commission previous nextRegulation & LawHuge shake-up of leasehold proposed by Law CommissionAfter months of debate and deliberations, the statutory body that works on legal improvements says system needs total overhaul.Nigel Lewis21st July 202006,346 Viewslast_img read more

Listen To Phish’s Debut Version Of “Prince Caspian” From This Day In 1995

first_imgSummer tours are always the breeding ground for new Phish material, as the band typically takes a few weeks (or months, in 2016) off to work on new songs. We recently spotlighted two Phish favorites, “Waste” and “Character Zero,” that were debuted in June of 1996, but this Phishtory feature goes back one year further to a little tune called “Prince Caspian.”While “Caspian” would eventually sail his way onto the late 1996 album release Billy Breathes, the Narnia namesake had some trouble finding his footing in the earliest days. The slower song was a better fit for arena rock than Phish’s complex improvisation, though the band was able to stretch the tune out in later renditions. The first-ever version sounds similar, yet somewhat different from its current form. The false-ending and longer jam sections weren’t added until ’96.Of course, “Prince Caspian” took on a new life in summer of 2015, during Phish’s Magnaball Festival. It’s interesting how a twenty-year old song can take on such energy while still remaining in regular rotation.The debut show itself is some classic 1995 Phish, opening with a rare gospel cover called “Don’t You Want To Go?” that hasn’t been performed since the year of 1995. There’s some “Ha Ha Ha,” some “Runaway Jim,” a great “Tweezer -> Lifeboy” in the second half, and many more Phish gems. Fortunately, you can listen to the whole 6/8/95 show below, thanks to fromtheaquarium.Setlist: Phish at The Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT – 6/8/95Set 1: Don’t You Want To Go?, Ha Ha Ha > Runaway Jim > Guelah Papyrus, Mound, Fast Enough for You, Reba[1], Prince Caspian[2], Chalk Dust TortureSet 2: Simple > Rift > Free > Bouncing Around the Room > Tweezer -> Lifeboy > Poor Heart > JuliusEncore: Good Times Bad Times[1] No whistling.[2] Debut.Teases: Third Stone From the Sun tease in Runaway JimNotes: Runaway Jim contained Third Stone from the Sun teases. Reba did not have the whistling ending. This show marked the debut of Prince Caspian. This gig was originally scheduled for the outdoor Wolf Mountain Amphitheatre in Park City; due to a late spring snowstorm, the day before the show took place it was moved to the indoor Delta Center.Don’t miss Live For Live Music’s official Baker’s Dozen late night shows!last_img read more