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Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) 2020 Presentation

first_imgCentum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 presentation For more information about Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke)  2020 presentation Company ProfileCentum Investment Limited is an equity firm specialising in investing in areas of growth, developmental capital and buyouts and seek to make equity investments between US$2 and US$20 million. The company invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors. In the beverage sector, it invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks. These companies operate in and serve the needs of domestic markets in Africa sub-regions. In most private equity investments, it prefers to acquire a controlling and significant minor stake in the company. The head office of Centum Investment Company is in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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This top Warren Buffett tip is helping me through the stock market crash

first_imgThis top Warren Buffett tip is helping me through the stock market crash Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 29th November, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: The Motley Fool Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address The internet is awash with Warren Buffett tips and quotes, and I can’t help wondering if the man himself might be getting tired of hearing them. I hope not, because they’re timeless and bear repetition. I love his first rule of investing: Never lose money. And rule 2: Never forget rule 1.It might sound obvious, but it marks a total opposite to the way many investors think. We tend to focus on maximising our gains, and that can lead us to take our eye off the risks. But if we prioritise avoiding risk, we’re likely to do better in the long term.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Now, I won’t go through a whole string of Warren Buffett quotes today. No, I just want to turn to the one that means the most to me during the 2020 stock market crash. And it’s actually more of a tip than a direct quote, but I reckon it still counts.My top Warren Buffett tipWarren Buffett suggests that we should only buy shares today if we’d be happy for the stock market to close tomorrow for 10 years.On the face of it, that just sounds like a way of saying we should only invest for the long term. But when I look a bit deeper, I think it’s way more powerful than that. And it’s hitting home with me this year more than ever.I’ve had bigger individual losses in the past than this year, but I’ve never before seen my whole portfolio suffer as badly as it has in 2020. But if the market had closed at the end of January, I’d never have seen the fall, as it wouldn’t have happened — because nobody would have been able to buy or sell.The measures that countIt’s not the same as just not looking. I’d still know things are happening, and that they must be bad things. But if the market was closed all year, and next year, and so on… how would I evaluate my investments? Well, I’d look at the same things Warren Buffett does.I’d examine the companies themselves and their fundamental performances. That means looking at profits, losses, debts, dividends… and not a thing about the share price at all. I’d conclude they were having a tough year, that’s for sure. But I’m convinced that not one of the companies I own is fundamentally unsound.And when the market re-opens in 2030, I’d expect to have had a good decade for profits. And that would surely mean higher share prices.What it really meansAnd that tells me what this piece of Warren Buffett advice is really all about. It’s not just saying that we should invest for the long term. No, its true meaning is that share prices simply don’t matter. Between the day we buy and the day we sell, ideally decades apart, the share price is utterly meaningless.It’s the least important measure of a company. Yet it’s the first thing that most investors look at every day. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

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Terry Parsons, longtime stewardship leader, dies in Michigan

first_img Press Release Service By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 4, 2012 [Episcopal News Service] A memorial service will be held Oct. 5 for the Rev. Terry Parsons, former program officer for stewardship for the Episcopal Church from 1996 to 2008, who died Oct. 3 in Bay City, Michigan.Parsons, 65, was vicar of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bay City at the time of her death. The service will take place at St. Alban’s.She had finished a Master of Divinity Degree while working at the Church Center, according to an obituary in the Bay City Times newspaper, and was called to St. Alban’s in August 2011.“It was for her the completion of a long journey and the realization of her life’s ambition: to offer her leadership to a church,” the obituary said.Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel wrote on his blog Oct. 3 that Parsons was being treated in a hospital for complications from a series of falls she suffered over the past few weeks.“Terry didn’t just talk about the Christian call to stewardship, she lived it and her legacy and example will live on,” Rickel wrote. “I have lost a dear friend and guide.”Parsons always insisted that stewardship was about more than what she called the “October Beg-A-Thon” and what many Episcopal parishes call the annual stewardship drive. She said that the traditional fall season in which members are encouraged to pledge their financial support to their congregation ought to be just one part of a year-round effort that helps people discern how to respond with “joyous acts of thanksgiving” to all that God has given them.Stewardship, she said here and elsewhere, is about changing lives, is guided by grace and not guilt, and grows out of one’s relationship with God.“If you’re not talking about Jesus, it probably isn’t stewardship,” she was known to say.VIDEO: Terry Parsons addressing the 2011 Wardens and Vestry ConferenceTributes to Parsons and her ministry began shortly after word of death spread. On Oct. 3, the Rev. Jeffrey John Purchal tweeted that her “ability to teach and to help make stewardship accessible was, and will continue to be a great gift to the church.”Many people went to Parsons’ Facebook page to leave messages.“Terry’s faith and energy and devotion to her church was more than admirable — it was inspiring and Christ centered,” wrote Jay Pierce, of Versailles, Kentucky.Lisa Mayntz wrote that, while it is hard to pick the most important thing she learned from Parsons, “there was the lesson of generosity and learning how to not fear talking about money. But, I’d have to say I appreciate her grace and continuity and what she told me one day in her office about absolution. She also taught me to order room service in hotels sometimes. Her friendship was gold. I wish I had the chance to tell her one more time.”Mark Le Von Vincent, of Kohler, Wisconsin, wrote that “more people are generous because of your tireless love for them.”“We who administrated projects you dreamt of or volunteered for were sometimes aggravated with you, but it was only because we wanted more of you,” he added. “Now the courts of God get the benefit.”Just before those tributes begin on Parsons’ Facebook Timeline, there are birthday wishes. Parsons turned 65 on Sept. 22.She is survived her mother, Edna Parsons, her brother and sister-in-law Ray and Julie Parsons, her brother-in-law John Lackey, her son and daughter-in-law Chris and Melissa Fannin and her grandchild Erin Fannin, and her son and daughter-in-law Brian and Inessa Fannin and her grandchildren Leia and Miles Fannin.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC October 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm Terry was a great mentor and colleague in the stewardship vineyard. Her extraordinary skill as a teacher in stewardship living and practice has transformed many lives. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Rev Dr. Margaret Shepard says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS October 5, 2012 at 11:20 am What a shock! Terry was not only a tremendously talented person and engaging workshop leader, she was a truly lovely person in every way. I’ll miss her wonderful sense of humour and beautiful way of reaching out to everyone she met. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Jane Blake Plunkett says: Comments (12) October 14, 2012 at 1:54 am May the legacy Terry offered the church to love as Jesus love, and to “talk about money as much as Jesus”, and AS he did, demanding the rich to not let $$ rule their lives, encouraging the poor to know their lives are rich without $$. October 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm I was struck with extreme sadness. Even thou I only met Terry one time (last year in Germany) she left a lasting impression on me!! I learned a lot from her. She had a very special way!!I was on my retreat when I heard about her death and that night we had a “lesson” on caring und opening your heard. In my mind I thought what a wonderful tribute to her. I told my fellow sisters and brothers (I am an oblate) about what happened. And all of us – including the nuns- prayed with me for her! October 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm What a delightful, funny, holy person she was. I’m shocked to hear of her death. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL October 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm May we all live Terry’s example of joy in living and giving, of sharing the Jesus stories of our lives. She has helped to transform lives. October 10, 2012 at 12:39 am It has taken me a few days to be able to respond to the sad news of her death.A few (four? five?) years ago, while she was still TEC’s Stewardship Officer, Terry was the keynote speaker for our Diocesan Convention and the preacher at our Eucharist. During the convention, an issue arose: We could no longer afford to support our own summer camp for youth, but a Delegate had found another camp where our young people could gather for $5,000. At the Mass that night, in an awesome sermon, Terry also took up the cause of that youth camp. She used the old saw: “We have all the money we need to support this project. The problem is …. It’s still in your pockets!” The next morning, during the Diocesan Convention, our Bishop had the joy of announcing that we had raised that $5,000 we needed.I don’t remember the words Terry used in her keynote address or in her sermon, but I know that she utterly changed my perspective about stewardship. It’s no longer the “annual beg-a-thon.” Thanks to her, it is my annual exercise in considering all that God has blessed me with, and how I can express my thanks to God.I deeply grieve her death. Our church is the poorer … but the Kingdom of God is all the richer.Rise in glory, Terry. Lisa Fox says: The Rev. Mary B. Blessing says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME September 22, 2015 at 11:10 am I knew Terri in the 80s when we worked together to establish a new, wobbly company. She was an invaluable friend and helped immeasurably. I lost track of her after that and was amazed at all God called her to accomplish. I hate it that I can’t call her and tell her Happy Birthday! and that I love her. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel October 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm So sad to read this news. Terry was a wonderful leader and mentor. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH center_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Rev. Deacon Charles Gearing says: Submit a Job Listing Revd Dr Susanna Mertz says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls October 8, 2012 at 8:05 pm Terry Parsons taught me every thing I know about Faith Commitment and how to energize a parish to know that all we have, even our very breath, comes from our generous God. She was a joyous friend 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 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Rev. C. Barry Turner says: The Rev. Harriet B. Linville says: October 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm What a gift Terry was to our church, building community wherever she went, teaching and helping us all to see all our lives through the abundant perspective of Christian stewardship. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Terry Parsons, longtime stewardship leader, dies in Michigan Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Sonja March says: Spencer Pugh says: October 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm Terry was a four star presenter, always great humor delivering serious stewardship messages. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 (The Rev.) Ronald L. Reed says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Rev’d. Barbara C. Crafton says: Comments are closed. Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

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US healthcare companies begin exploring blockchain technologies

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSblockchainhealthcaretheconversation.com Previous articleUber announces Phase II results of Central Florida mobility pilot programNext articleCookies and Milk with a Cop this morning Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By Ana Santos Rutschman, Assistant Professor of Law, Saint Louis University and first published on theconversation.com.The sprawling U.S. healthcare industry has trouble managing patient information: Every doctor, medical office, hospital, pharmacy, therapist, and insurance company needs different pieces of data to properly care for patients. These records are scattered all over on each business’s computers – and some no doubt in filing cabinets too. They’re not all kept up to date with current information, as a person’s prescriptions change or new X-rays are taken, and they’re not easily shared from one provider to another.For instance, in Boston alone, medical offices use more than two dozen different systems for keeping electronic health records. None of them can directly communicate with any of the others, and all of them present opportunities for hackers to steal, delete or modify records either individually or en masse. In an emergency, doctors may not be able to get crucial medical information because it’s stored somewhere else. That can result in direct harm to patients.There might be a way out, toward a health care system where patients have accurate and updated records that are secure against tampering or snooping, and with data that can be shared quickly and easily with any provider who needs it. In my work on health care innovation at the Center for Health Law Studies, at Saint Louis University School of Law, I have been following the rise of a technology that may help us address the weaknesses in today’s health care record-keeping: blockchain.A secure system to store private informationBlockchain systems, best known in connection with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, are networks of databases stored in different places that use securely encrypted messages to connect with each other over the internet. Information can’t be deleted, but it can be updated – though only by authorized users, whose identities are recorded along with their actions.That would keep years of patient data secure and make any human errors in data entry easy to track down and correct. Patients themselves could review and update information, and even add new information they collect or observe about their own conditions. Both hacking and fraud would be extremely difficult.There are many blockchain systems, each with its own security methods and practices, but developers are working to help them connect with each other, working out how to make the process of collecting records much cheaper and faster than today.Helping patients and practitionersBlockchain can also help other areas of the healthcare industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are developing blockchain-based systems to share data on threatening pathogens, analyze outbreaks, and manage the response to public health crises. Some commentators have even suggested that a blockchain system might help track opioid use and abuse.Clinical trials, too, may benefit from blockchain. Today, patchy data and inefficient communication among all players involved in clinical trials pose serious problems. The drug discovery and development processes could see similar benefits.Pharmaceutical companies currently monitor drug shipments and delivery through an inefficient web of scattered databases. In 2017, Pfizer and other drugmakers announced their support for MediLedger, seeking to transfer those tasks to a blockchain – which Walmart is already doing to track its food shipments.First steps in the USIn addition to the major pharmaceutical companies’ supply-tracking experiment, other major U.S. health-care companies are beginning to explore blockchain technology. In early 2018, five of the country’s largest health-care companies started using a blockchain system to collect data on health-care providers’ demographics.What’s most striking about this collaboration – including a medical claim processor and a national medical testing lab – is that it includes major health insurers that directly compete against each other: Humana and the UnitedHealth Group. That signals a potential shift toward industry-wide approaches to handling health care data.Europe takes the leadEurope offers some examples and useful guides for U.S. efforts to use blockchains in health care.In 2016, the European Union began funding a multinational collaboration with privacy companies and leading research universities to build a blockchain system that would aggregate and share biomedical information between health care organizations and individual patients all across the EU. Among other things, this would offer patients secure personal health data accounts online, accessible from computers and mobile devices.Using a similarly collaborative approach, Sweden recently began rolling out an interoperable blockchain health data platform called CareChain. CareChain is being publicized as “infrastructure that is owned and controlled by no one and everyone.” Companies and individual people can use the system to store health information from disparate sources. The system also lets developers create apps and services that can access the information, to analyze users’ data and offer them tips, ideas, and products to improve their health.Offering an idea of what’s possible is Estonia, which since 2012 has been using blockchain technology to secure healthcare data and transactions, including putting 95 percent of health data in electronic form. All of the country’s healthcare billing is handled electronically, and 99 percent of its prescriptions are digital.That’s a future the U.S. could look forward to, as it experiments on its own and learns from the experience of these existing projects. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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68 Jonkershoek House / Gallagher Lourens Architects

first_img68 Jonkershoek House / Gallagher Lourens ArchitectsSave this projectSave68 Jonkershoek House / Gallagher Lourens Architects “COPY” 68 Jonkershoek House / Gallagher Lourens Architects Architects: Gallagher Lourens Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Stellenbosch, South Africa ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919612/68-jonkershoek-house-gallagher-lourens-architects Clipboard South Africa Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskRevit – BIM SoftwareRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareEngineering:InovicLandscaping:Benjamin Stiffler EnvironmentsConsultants:Heinrich Beer Quantity Surveyors, Unathi Electrical, Energy Partners, Convergence Technol-ogies, La Grange InteriorsDesign Team:Tina Gallagher, Henk Lourens, Mieke VermaakCity:StellenboschCountry:South AfricaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Elsa Young“We want light, light and more light, we want to be aware of the mountains around us and we want to still enjoy relaxing under the huge Tipuana tree in the back garden. We live close to the earth, we are not clinical and we prefer the texture to color.” The brief was simple.Save this picture!© Elsa YoungSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe decision was made to demolish and rebuild. In addition to the spectacular Tipuana and the reworked fire pit underneath it, we kept almost all the existing trees on the property, as well as the stone retaining wall built by the owner many years before.n The guiding idea of connecting the North facing front garden with the back garden is expressed through the central double volume which accommodates the lounge, distributes light through the body of the house and connects the house spatially and with its context through the tall glazing on both sides which visually bring the Tipuana and the mountains into the house. A strong emphasis is placed on creating an uninterrupted flow of nature through the house.Save this picture!© Elsa YoungThe circulation is defined by a strong structuring wall running East-West and perpendicular to the indoor/outdoor connection. The entrance, which is slightly hidden, entices one into the house and slowly reveals light and volumes before it ends with a row of poplars at the end of the living space. Water is used to separate, define, and create spaces. It is also collected off the roof, filtered and used extensively for consumption. Water from the ‘leiwatervoer’ is stored and used for irrigation, augmented with borehole water. The house largely runs on solar power and during winter a water-based underfloor heating system is assisted by three fireplaces.Save this picture!© Elsa YoungBoth in terms of form and materiality, the house speaks of its location. The simple rectilinear form of the body of the house is roofed under poplar beams. The palette of materials is kept simple but rich in texture with a strong emphasis on, and reference to cape tradition. Our intention to build a new home for the family on the same site where they had lived for twenty-four years, is echoed in a comment from our client: “Upon entering the house, one has the welcoming sense of homeliness, warmth, light, space, and peacefulness.”Save this picture!© Elsa YoungSave this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Elsa YoungProject gallerySee allShow lessLongcheng Plaza Wankeli Roof Sunshade Design / IngameSelected ProjectsNEST Interactive Playscape / Tri-LoxSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, RHEINZINK, Aluplan Architectural Aluminium, Cape Trusses & Sawmills, Deckfin, Groenland Paint Supplies, Handles Inc, Schrade Concepts, Still Bathroom Gallery, Stone Age Construction, Westelike Skrynwerkers Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Area:  544 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Elsa Young+ 45Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyAbout this officeGallagher Lourens ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsStellenboschSouth AfricaPublished on June 28, 2019Cite: “68 Jonkershoek House / Gallagher Lourens Architects” 28 Jun 2019. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Photographs:  Elsa Young Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Projects 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919612/68-jonkershoek-house-gallagher-lourens-architects Clipboard “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

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Charities welcome Chancellor’s voluntary sector initiatives

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 17 March 2004 | News Charities welcome Chancellor’s voluntary sector initiatives Tagged with: Financecenter_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis On the other hand, CFDG expressed disappointment that no concessions in relation to the continuing issue of irrecoverable VAT were declared.The British Heart Foundation welcomed the commitment to volunteering and the commitment to making investment in science and education a priority for this summer’s spending review.The Institute of Fundraising meanwhile expressed regret over the ending of the 10% supplement to support payroll giving, and called on the Treasury to ensure that the money saved is used to promote giving in other ways. It did however welcome the announcement of cash incentives to small and medium-sized companies to engage with payroll giving. Acknowledging that the charity sector itself could do more to promote Payroll Giving, Institute CEO Lindsay Boswell hoped that these incentives would make many larger charities think again. “There is still a huge job to be done,” he said. “This is illustrated by the amazing fact that employees of 42 of the top 100 charities cannot donate tax efficiently through their own payroll schemes…because these charities have not bothered to set one up!” The Giving Campaign was similarly positive about the incentives. Director Amanda Delew said: “The announcement of an incentive for SMEs that set up Payroll Giving is fantastic news. It should lead to more employers offering the scheme, more donors using it and more charities promoting it, which will generate millions of additional income for good causes across the country.” Charities and voluntary sector bodies have responded positively to the voluntary sector initiatives announced by the Chancellor in the Budget.Melvin Coleman, Charity Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) trustee and UK Finance Director of Amnesty International said: “We very much welcome the proposed cash incentive for small and medium sized firms to introduce payroll giving, and the establishment of a Commission on a National Youth Volunteering Strategy. “We are also very pleased that the Government have decided to continue to consult heritage and conservation charities on the proposed changes to the Gift Aid Day Admissions scheme that were announced in the pre-budget report. The potential cost of the changes is millions of pounds, and will particularly hit small independent museums.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Filipino groups protest repression, demand Duterte regime free Rafael Baylosis

first_imgFilipino organizations and their allies rallied outside the Philippines Consulate in New York City on Feb. 5 to demand that the U.S.-backed Duterte dictatorship in Manila release Rafael Baylosis and over 486 other political prisoners. Despite the bitter cold, protesters loudly chanted,  “Never, never, never again to martial law!” and “Free Raffi now!”Baylosis, popularly known as “Ka Raffi,” was an adviser to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines during peace negotiations with the government of President Rodrigo Duterte. However, the government abruptly cut off these talks in November.  Baylosis was arrested on Jan. 31.Leaders of anti-Trump protests in the Philippines during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in November have also been targeted for arrest. Militant demonstrations denounced the U.S. president’s presence at the summit.BAYAN USA called the New York action as part of Philippines Solidarity Week, which marks the anniversary of the Philippine-American War in 1899, when U.S. imperialism seized the archipelago. Rally speakers noted that the week coincides with the beginning of Black History Month, and they stressed the role of rebelling African-American soldiers who joined the Filipino resistance in that war.Participating organizations included the Filipino women’s organization GABRIELA New York; the New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines; Anakbayan New York, a movement of Filipino youth and students; the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Labor Against Racist Terror and the International Action Center.The protest was also joined by activists from People’s Monday, a weekly anti-police-brutality action, which dedicated its event to Baylosis. Everyone marched together to Times Square.WW photo: Greg ButterfieldFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Zouari on hunger strike again in protest against internal banishment

first_img Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Follow the news on Tunisia Abdallah Zouari, a journalist who wrote for the Islamist opposition newspaper Al-Farj, began a hunger strike on 23 January in protest against his banishment to the south-eastern town of Zarzis, 500 km from Tunis where his family lives.He previously went on hunger strike in August 2003 in protest against his imprisonment for violating the banishment order, which was originally imposed in June 2002 when he was released from prison on completing a long sentence. His second release from prison, where the 46-year-old journalist has spent a total of 11 years, was in September 2004.——————————————————–10.09.2004Journalist Abdallah Zouari released after serving sentenceAbdallah Zouari, a journalist who wrote for the Islamist opposition newspaper Al-Farj, was released on 10 September after benefitting from the standard remission on a 13-month sentence imposed on 9 October 2003.Aged 48, Zouari remains subject to an administrative order banishing him to the south-eastern town of Zarzis that was imposed on his release from prison in 6 June 2002 after completing an earlier, 11-year sentence for “belonging to an illegal organisation.” His wife and four children live in Tunis, where they are regularly summoned by the police and harassed.The 13-month term was a combined sentence imposed for two alleged offences, defamation and violating the banishment order.—————————————– 06.11.2003 – President urged to free imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts News RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders appealed to Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali today to mark his 16th anniversary of taking power on 7 November by releasing jailed journalists Hamadi Jebali and Abdallah Zouari and journalist cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui. The press freedom organisation also hailed the dignity and courage of lawyer Radhia Nasraoui, who has been on hunger-strike for the past month and will dedicate her protest on 7 November to prisoners of conscience.Hamadi Jebali, publisher of the weekly Al Fajr, unofficial organ of the Islamist group An Nahda, has been held since 1991 and was sentenced in 1992 by the Tunis military court to 16 years in prison for “aggressively seeking to change the nature of the state” and “belonging to an illegal organisation.” He had just completed a one-year sentence for publishing an article criticising the system of military courts.Zouhair Yahyaoui, founder and editor of the news website TUNeZINE, was jailed on 4 June 2002. He was sentenced on 10 July to two years in prison for supposedly spreading false news and fraudulently using an Internet connection. In June 2003, he was the first winner of the new Reporters Without Borders – Globenet Cyber-Freedom Prize.Abdallah Zouari, who worked for Al Fajr, was sentenced on 8 October to a total of 13 months imprisonment for “defamation” and “failing to obey an administrative decision.” He had been released from jail in June 2002 after 11 years in prison for “belonging to an illegal organisation.” January 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zouari on hunger strike again in protest against internal banishment November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News Organisation News December 26, 2019 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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RSF reiterates call to UN on Bayeux journalists memorial anniversary

first_img Events Organisation RSF is using this occasion to reiterate its call to the United Nations to create the position of special representative of the secretary-general for the safety of journalists.The Memorial for Journalists in Bayeux consists of a landscaped promenade with white stones bearing the names of journalists killed throughout the world since Bayeux’s liberation in 1944. When it was inaugurated on 7 October 2006, there were just under 2,000 names. Hundreds have been added in the past ten years.RSF will be joined on 6 October by Claudine Kent, close relative of David Gilkey, a photo-journalist killed on 5 June 2016 in Afghanistan; Boshra Jerf, Naji Jerf’s wife (syrian journalist murdered in Turkey in December 2015), Maryvonne Lepage, the mother of Camille Lepage, a French photographer murdered in the Central African Republic in May 2014; Deo Namujimbo, the brother of Didace Namujimbo, a Radio Okapi journalist murdered in Bukavu, in the east of the DRC, in November 2008; and Elena Milashina, a journalist and close friend of Anna Politkovskaïa, a newspaper reporter murdered exactly ten years ago, on 6 October 2006, in Moscow. Milashina has continued the work of Politkovskaïa, whose investigative coverage of the Chechen conflict exposed many human rights violations and atrocities by the Russian army.A total of 110 journalists were killed in connection with their work or for unclear reasons in 2015, according to the tally kept by RSF, which is in a position to say that 67 of them were targeted because of their work or were killed while reporting. The total number of journalists killed in connection with their work since 2005 currently stands at more than 800.Hundreds of citizen journalists and media workers have also been killed. These disturbing figures are indicative of an escalation in deliberate, targeted violence against journalists and the long-term inadequacy of the initiatives taken to protect them.“The creation of a concrete mechanism for enforcing international law on protecting journalists is essential,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Non-state groups are now perpetrating atrocities against journalists while many states are not respecting their obligations. The more than 800 journalists killed in the past ten years call for reactions commensurate with the urgency of this situation. A special representative of the UN secretary-general for the safety of journalists must be appointed without delay.” RSF will inaugurate a new monument to journalists “Missing reporters’ monument”. Located on the left as you enter the memorial garden, it was created at the request of the families of reporters and photographers who went missing while on assignment. It shows the silhouette of a reporter-photographer, symbolizing the physical absence of those whose bodies were never found and of whom the memories will never fade in part because they could not be mourned properly.See more : Prix Bayeux-Calvados’s website News RSF_en Help by sharing this information The loved-ones of five journalists killed in connection with their work will join Reporters Without Borders (RSF) at the Memorial for Journalists in the northern French city of Bayeux on 6 October, the eve of the 10th anniversary of the memorial’s inauguration. September 28, 2016 – Updated on October 3, 2016 RSF reiterates call to UN on Bayeux journalists memorial anniversary Events last_img read more

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Let the Police Serve You — Coffee? Pasadena Officers to Raise Funds at Tip-a-Cop Event

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img The Pasadena Police Department will be hosting its annual Tip-a-Cop Fundraiser on Thursday, November 3, at the popular Urth Caffé, located at 594 E. Colorado Blvd.During this special event, officers from the Pasadena Police Department will be working as celebrity servers, in police attire, to help raise funds for the Special Olympics.Tips generated by the officers will be donated to local Special Olympics athletes. Many of these athletes will be competing in the Los Angeles-San Gabriel Valley Regional Fall Games, November 4 and 5, and the Southern California Special Olympics Fall Games, November 12 and 13, and December 4 at Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach.The public may enjoy a nice dinner or have a delicious beverage at Urth Caffé, and thereby help the Department raise money for a worthy cause.The Tip-a-Cop event will start at 3:00 p.m. and end at about 7:00 p.m. Aside from the tips, you can also make a donation before and after the event by contacting Officer Craddolph at [email protected] or Tina Corona, at [email protected] more information about the Special Olympics, visit www.sosc.org/lasgv or follow on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sosclasgvregions. Government Let the Police Serve You — Coffee? Pasadena Officers to Raise Funds at Tip-a-Cop Event Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 10:16 pm Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News last_img read more

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