Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgChoppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChoppies Enterprises Limited is an investment holding company which operates in the grocery supermarket sector. The Choppie brand is associated with superstores, hyperstores and value stores; each offering the full instore range of a bakery, butchery, fresh fruit and vegetables and fast food. The company sells private label products, as well as a range of financial services. Choppies Enterprises Limited also manages a distribution and supply operation, a logistics operation and a maintenance service. Choppies retail outlets target lower to middle-income shoppers; with a total of 212 stores located in the major towns and cities in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Choppies Enterprises Limited was founded in 1986 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswanalast_img read more

African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc is a life insurance company in Nigeria offering a combination of protection (term assurance and group life), savings and investment products. The company is regarded as one of the most experienced and strongest Specialist Life Assurance Offices in Nigeria with some 60 years’ experience in the insurance sector. The company also offers annuity and group life products as well as savings schemes and investment products. African Alliance Insurance operates a network of 18 branch offices. African Alliance Insurance Company has additional business interests which includes developing and managing properties in Nigeria, owning and managing an airline, operating a restaurant and providing catering services. The company has a 100% stake in Axiom Air Plc, a cargo airline company, Frenchies Foods (Nigeria) Plc and a restaurant and catering services company. It has a 96% stake in Ghana Life Insurance Company Plc. African Alliance Insurance Plc is a subsidiary of Conau Plc and has the backing of world-class reinsurers, Munich Reinsurance Company. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. African Alliance Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Global South Primates’ letter to the Crown Nominations Commission

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal Café] A letter to Lord Luce of the Crown Nominations Commission from the Global South of the Anglican Communion expresses Global South Primates’ desires for traits they wish to see in the next Archbishop of Canterbury.In a widely released communiqué issued the day after writing to Lord Luce, the Primates write:We have written to the Crown Nominations Commission with concerns from the Global South and important principles for consideration as it nominates candidates for the appointment of a new Archbishop of Canterbury.In cooperation with the Telegraph, which offered coverage of the letter this week – making allusion to its contents and partially quoting from it – Episcopal Café has obtained a copy of the letter, whose text appears in full below.Two brief notes apply: (1) material in boldface simply preserves the original of the letter; and (2) although there is a signature block for The Right Reverend Peter Bartlett, “Representing the Primate of Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de America,” Bishop Bartlett for whatever it is worth has not signed the copy of the letter we saw although others listed as “representing” the primate of their province did.__________20 July 2012The Rt Hon the Lord Luce KG, GCVOChairmanCrown Nominations CommissionAppointment of a new Archbishop of CanterburyThe Global South of the Anglican Communion, comprising more than fifty-five million of the eighty million members of the Anglican Communion, deeply appreciate our historical relation with the See of Canterbury. We therefore commend the following to the Crown Nominations Commission for your serious consideration.It is the reality of the Anglican Communion in the 21st Century that the majority of Anglicans are found within the Global South, especially in Africa. Resulting from the faithful witness of Western missionaries over the past two hundred years, Anglicans today stand in worship and witness amidst diverse cultures, among ancient traditions and often in inter-religious tensions.As noted in the media release of the Church of England on the appointment of the Archbishop of Canterbury, one of his responsibilities is to be “the Focus of Unity of the Anglican Communion… primus inter pares among the bishops.” This role calls for the new Archbishop of Canterbury to always act in a conciliar and collegial manner with his fellow Primates because his decisions will affect the life and witness of Provinces worldwide.The new Archbishop of Canterbury should have the experience and cross-cultural sensitivity to understand the concerns and conflicts in the worldwide Communion. He has to be able to communicate effectively with, and gain the respect and confidence of, his fellow Primates in the Global South. He has to be able, together with his fellow Primates, to more effectively restructure the Anglican Communion Office and the Anglican Consultative Council to better serve the Communion.At a time when the Christian faith faces challenges from other religious as well as secular worldviews, the new Archbishop of Canterbury must be committed to uphold the orthodoxy of the Christian “faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 3). To fulfil his calling and vow as Guardian of Faith, he must have the capacity to collectively put into effect the decisions taken at Lambeth Conferences and Primates Meetings, especially on issues that have led to the present crisis in the Communion.To secure the future and unity of the Communion at a foundational level, the new Archbishop of Canterbury has to work with his fellow Primates to address the ecclesial deficit of the Anglican Communion highlighted in the report of the Windsor Continuation Group.The Archbishop of Canterbury is also responsible to work with ecumenical partners for the unity of the “one holy catholic and apostolic Church”. The new Archbishop of Canterbury must be able to build upon the work of his predecessors while avoiding any further actions that may widen the gap between us and these partners.In conclusion, the Global South Primates expect to be consulted on this decision of great importance for the Communion, and look forward eagerly to the new Archbishop of Canterbury to uplift God’s people in the Anglican fold worldwide in obedience to God’s Word.We wholeheartedly pray and hope that the unity of our beloved Anglican Communion will be restored and strengthened.Faithfully in Christ,Most Rev Dr Mouneer AnisPrimate, The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & Middle EastChairman, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Nicholas OkohPrimate, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)Vice-Chairman, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Ian ErnestPrimate, The Church of the Province of the Indian OceanHonorary Secretary, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Bolly LapokPrimate, The Church of the Province of South East AsiaHonorary Treasurer, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Stephen ThanPrimate, The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma)Member, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Henri IsingomaPrimate, Province de l’Eglise Angicane du CongoMember, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Daniel DengPrimate, The Episcopal Church of the SudanMember, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Dr Eliud WabukalaPrimate, The Anglican Church of KenyaMember, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev David VunagiPrimate, The Church of the Province of MelanesiaMost Rev Joseph KopapaPrimate, The Anglican Church of Papua New GuineaMost Rev Onesphore RwajePrimate, Province de l’Eglise Anglicane au RwandaMost Rev Bernard NtahoturiPrimate, The Anglican Church of BurundiMost Rev Valentino MokiwaPrimate, The Anglican Church of TanzaniaRight Rev Dr Chad GandiyaRepresenting the Primate of The Church of the Province of Central AfricaRight Rev Dr Johannes SeokaRepresenting the Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern AfricaRight Rev Matthias Medadues-BadohuRepresenting the Primate of The Church of the Province of West AfricaRight Rev Peter Bartlett [not signed -ed.]Representing the Primate of Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de Americacc: Most Rev Dr Barry MorganPrimate representing the Anglican Communion, Crown Nominations Commission August 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm The Global South may in fact be the majority in numbers of the Anglican Communion (on paper) but it can barely sustain its own churches, seminary and missions financially. Also, in Africa many of these reported overwhelming numbers of diocesan members authentically represent baptized persons in the villages, just like the Roman Catholics where noone is practicing or can recite anything of the dogma of the church let alone have lay representation.When the day comes that the See of Canterbury is directed by a holy woman I guess we can expect that they will cause schism and leave the authority of the See. Their energy and squabbling would best be spent firming up their own infrastructures- ecclesiastic and secular. ‘That We all Be One’ applies to all parties not just those seen erring from the stated ‘Christian Orthodoxy’. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (1) Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Posted Jul 30, 2012 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tod Roulette says: Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 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 Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Global South Primates’ letter to the Crown Nominations Commission Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion, Rector Collierville, TN Archbishop of Canterbury Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

Video: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Message for Lent 2016

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel February 8, 2016 at 6:13 pm Amen!!! What a blessing for us to have such a wonderful pastoral shepherd to lead our church and all Christians. God bless you, Bishop Curry. Amen. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Lent, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Video: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Message for Lent 2016 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest February 8, 2016 at 2:33 pm Just love Bishop Curry! Suzanne SheierSt. Michael and All Angel’s Episcopal ChurchAnniston, AL Suzanne Sheier says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Posted Feb 8, 2016 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group February 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm Renewal and hope for the entire world. That is what we are called to be. Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Norm Morford says: Video Rector Washington, DC 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, LA Mike Watson says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA February 11, 2016 at 8:48 am Ah, so, Bp. +Michael — serving too many needy folks with too few resources — and surely weEpiscopalians have more frozen assets than many folks throughout the world.Thanks for your leadership. Being canonically resident in the Dio. of Indpls. but workingnow and then in the Dio. of No. Ind., Doug Sparks, being bishop elect there and beginningJuly 1, 2016, and the Dio. of Indpls. having a new bishop by April 17, 2017, we surely arein the maelstrom here — may God enable us to become more DOERS of the word! Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Maxanna Demko says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “The season of Lent is upon us,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Message for Lent 2016. “It is a season of making a renewed commitment to participate and be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world.”The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10, and continues to the festive day of Easter on March 27.The video also is available here.The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop’s Message for Lent 2016:Message for Lent 2016Clarence Jorden of the Koinonia Movement many years ago wrote this:Jesus founded the most revolutionary movement in human history, a movement built on the unconditional love of God for the world, and the mandate to those who follow to live that love.The season of Lent is upon us. It is a season of making a renewed commitment to participate and be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world. You can see some of that in the Gospel lesson for the first Sunday of Lent where Luke says that after the Baptism of Jesus he went into the wilderness, there to be tempted of Satan.After the Baptism. Baptism is the sacrament of commitment to the Jesus Movement. It is to be washed, if you will, in the love and the reality of God, and to emerge from that great washing as one whose life is dedicated to living that love in the world.In this season of Lent, we take some time to focus on what that means for our lives, whether it is as simple as giving up chocolate candy or as profound as taking on a commitment to serve the poor or to serve others in some new way. Whatever it is, let that something be something that helps you participate in the movement of God’s love in this world following in the footsteps of Jesus.And the truth is, the fact that Jesus was baptized and began that movement in the world and immediately found himself tempted by the devil is an ever-present reminder that this movement is not without struggle. It is not easy. The truth is, this movement is difficult. It’s hard work. It’s work of following Jesus to the cross. And it’s work of following Jesus through the cross to the Resurrection. To new life. And new possibility. That is our calling. That is the work of the movement. To help this world move from what is often the nightmare of the world itself into the dream that God intends.So I pray that this Lent, as they used to say many years ago, might be the first day of the rest of your life. It might be a new day for this world.God love you. God bless you. Have a blessed Lent, a glorious Easter, and you keep the faith.The Most Rev. Michael Curry Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Doug Desper says: Submit a Job Listing February 15, 2016 at 11:40 am It has been noted by people wiser than I am that there must be a balance between “doing” and also “believing” as a Christian, or else we just become a humanitarian organization that is no different than Rotary or Up With People.In “John – Gospel of Light and Life” author Adam Hamilton notes it like this: that the 3 Synoptic Gospels place emphasis on following/action, and the Gospel of John places emphasis on “believing in order that you may have life in My Name”. Jesus called the whole world — especially his Church — to do both without exclusive of one or the other. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments (6) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ February 8, 2016 at 10:41 am Amen In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Kevin Miller says: Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

À l’approche des élections, les prédicateurs ressentent le défi que…

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal News Service] Prêcher peut être un défi à tout moment, mais il l’est particulièrement pendant les périodes électorales et les jours qui restent jusqu’à l’élection présidentielle américaine de 2016 s’avèrent particulièrement tendus pour certains prédicateurs.« C’est pesant et chacun en ressent le poids dans un moment comme celui-ci », a déclaré Mariann Budde, évêque de Washington, lors d’une interview avec Episcopal News Service.Beaucoup de prédicateurs veulent parler de l’élection et de son impact sur la société ; un grand nombre de membres de leur congrégation veulent ou s’attendent à ce qu’ils le fassent, mais d’autres pas. En dehors des difficultés pour s’y retrouver dans le maquis des règlementations qui régissent les activités politiques des organisations à but non lucratif, dont les églises, il y a la question souvent posée de savoir si les sujets politiques ont leur place du haut de la chaire.Les règlementations du Service américain des impôts interdisent aux organismes religieux de soutenir ou de s’opposer à tout candidat, parti politique ou comité d’action politique. Certains membres de congrégations se demandent encore si leurs prêtres y souscriront.Article complet en anglais. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls 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 de Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 17, 2016 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC À l’approche des élections, les prédicateurs ressentent le défi que représente l’évangile Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

Roxo goes international

first_imgTwitter Katie Coleman Parks department plans to restore neglected neighborhood Twitter Fort Worth Muslim community seeks unity and outreach over fear Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Facebook Roxo students from left: Oscar Roel, Kelli Massey, Taylor Hardy Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Thousands of people march through downtown Fort Worth for human rights The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Linkedin ReddIt printRoxo is sending students to Panama next semester to work with its first international client.Students will work with Wetlands International on restoring and sustaining the Mangroves on the Panamanian coast.Roxo, TCU’s student-driven strategic communication program, is a self-supporting agency that offers students the opportunity to gain professional experience by operating like a business and taking on clients.Roxo’s account executive Taylor Hardy Skypes regularly with Wetlands International’s communications coordinator of the Panama office, Sander Carpay, to create a slogan and logo for the not-for-profit organization to use at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Nov. 30.“Wetlands International is a great example of a [not-for-profit] that has the power to reverse the destruction of our climate,” Hardy said. “They work with government officials to teach them the specifics about how to protect the mangroves… but they also work at a micro-level within local communities.”Hardy said next semester’s trip to Panama will be operating on the micro-level. Roxo’s president, Oscar Roel, will act as a translator while students document the community around the Mangroves by taking pictures, recording videos and interviewing local leaders.They will stay in Ciudad Del Saber and a beach hotel. Some of their planned leisure activities include visiting the Panama Canal, exploring the San Blas Islands, hiking in Soberania National Park and touring coffee plantations, Roel said.“I think a trip to a place like Panama really broadens the student’s perspective and experience,” Roxo’s faculty adviser Margaret Ritsch said. “We’ll be actually talking with Panamanian people, eating with Panamanian people, going to where the locals go for entertainment and for restaurants, so it will be more of a cultural immersion than they can typically enjoy.”Roxo’s students are already learning and growing from the challenges faced when working with people of a different culture. Kelli Massey, a double major in Spanish and strategic communication, said she uses her Spanish skills working for Roxo.“I have translated the slogan ideas into Spanish to see how they will look and sound for the Spanish speaking branches,” Massey said. “It always feels cool when you get to directly apply things you learn in the classroom into real-life situations, and my experience with Wetlands International has made me excited to use Spanish in my future career.”Due to the language barrier, Hardy e-mails the client after each Skype meeting to double check that they are on the same page and she advises future students to ask plenty of questions.“My team is working on a mangrove restoration project, yet we had never seen a mangrove before,” Hardy said. “It took us some time to fully understand how everything worked since we couldn’t directly visit the project site.”Roel said he relishes the chance to broaden his perspective.“A lot of this trip will be away from the city where cellphone reception is bad,” Roel said. “Like most people, I depend on technology. I am excited to visit new places and step outside of my comfort zone.”Roxo is currently taking applications for next semester’s class. To learn more about the program or the Panama trip visit their website. Fort Worth Zoo raises $90 million for new exhibits Facebook ReddIt Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Linkedin Website| + posts Previous articleCasa Mañana seeks to grow appeal on TCU campusNext articleGuns-a-blazing: rifle dominates the competition Katie Coleman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Katie Coleman is a senior in news and media studies. Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

Applying human rights law to state surveillance

first_imgIn presenting the 13 Principles, Katitza Rodriguez, International Rights Director at theElectronic Frontier Foundation, urged:“member states to assess their national surveillance laws and bring them intocompliance with the 13 benchmarks. We must put an end to unchecked,suspicionless, mass spying online and worldwide. Privacy is a human right, andneeds to be protected as fiercely as all other rights”. News September 23, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Applying human rights law to state surveillance Matthew Shears, Director for Global Internet Policy and Human Rights with the Center forDemocracy & Technology, said:“We believe these principles outline the essential elements for applying humanrights to communications surveillance and look forward to collaborating with humanrights institutions and human rights advocates to promote these principles globally.” Following the event remotely from South Africa, Anriette Esterhuysen, Executive Directorof the Association for Progressive Communications wrote:”Privacy and security should not be set off against one another. A robust andtrusted internet needs both, and they are mutually reinforcing. The same cannot besaid for privacy and mass surveillance. Mass surveillance undermines privacy inevery possible sense of what the term means: from a human rights perspective andthe perspective of a robust, secure and trusted internet.” Find out more about the Principles at NecessaryandProportionate.org.Privacy International_ Carly Nyst, [email protected]_ +447788286389Access_ Fabiola Carrion -­ [email protected] Frontier Foundation_ Katitza Rodriguez -­ [email protected] for Progressive Communication_ Shawna Finnegan -­ [email protected]_ Joy Liddicoat -­ [email protected] Rights Watch_ Cynthia Wong -­ [email protected] for Democracy and Technology_ Matthew Shears -­ [email protected] Fabiola Carrion, Policy Counsel at Access, while presenting the Principles, concluded:“In Access -­ an organization that defends and extends the fundamental rights ofdigital users at risk -­ we are extremely concerned with the massive surveillancepractices perpetrated by States, from authoritarian regimes to those withdemocratic institutions. As such, we enthusiastically join this proactive effort to placea framework for States to fulfill their human rights obligations under internationallaw.” Organisation center_img Help by sharing this information Lucie Morillion, Head of Reporters Without Borders Advocacy Department, stressed that:“more efforts must be done to regulate and monitor the export of surveillancetechnologies to countries which utilise them to identify and track down dissidents,human right defenders and journalists, who are disclosing public interestinformation. Without the adoption and implementation of adequate protectionmechanisms of these individuals, the right to information is challenged andinvestigatory journalism is at risk.” Cynthia Wong, Senior Internet Researcher at Human Rights Watch, warned:“Without stronger protections for online privacy, we are quickly headed toward aworld where pervasive surveillance is the norm and privacy disappears the secondwe go online. As mobile and Internet adoption expands globally, every governmentshould ensure people can use these technologies without fear of invasive anddisproportionate intrusions into their private lives.” RSF_en GENEVA, 20 September -­-­ Civil society organisations today called upon the members of the Human Rights Council to assess whether national surveillance laws and activities are in line with their international human rights obligations.The Snowden revelations have confirmed that governments worldwide continue to expand their spying capabilities, at home and abroad. Widespread surveillance is being conducted in violation of individuals’ rights to privacy and free expression, and is seldom regulated by strong legal frameworks that respect human rights.With this in mind, a coalition of civil society organisations today launched the “International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance,” a set of standards that interpret States’ human rights obligations in light of new technologies and surveillance capabilities. The Principles are endorsed by over 260 civil society organisations around the world, and for the first time set out an evaluative framework for assessing surveillance practices in the context of international human rights law.Civil society organisations presented the Principles during an event on the right to privacy, hosted by the governments of Germany, Norway, Austria, Hungary, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, at the 24th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, speaking at the event, said that:“technological advancements have been powerful tools for democracy by giving access to all to participate in society, but increasing use of data mining by intelligence agencies blurs lines between legitimate surveillance and arbitrary mass surveillance.”Acknowledging that States have a legitimate task of protecting national security, the High Commissioner stressed that this must done in compliance with the law and any actionNecessaryandProportionate.orgs must be regulated and monitored by the judiciary.Joining the High Commissioner was Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, who recently released a report which details the widespread use of state surveillance of communications, stating that such surveillance severely undermines citizens’ ability to enjoy a private life, freely express themselves and enjoy their other fundamental human rights.Speaking at the event, the UN Special Rapporteur remarked that:“previously surveillance was carried out on targeted basis but the Internet has changed the context by providing the possibility for carrying out mass surveillance. This is the danger.”In this new context, Frank La Rue stressed that all restrictions to rights have to be established by law, and implemented by legal institutions as well as supported by independent judicial and parliamentary oversight mechanisms. With the aim of taking the discussion forward and ensuring concrete actions, the Special Rapporteur suggested the organisation of a special session at the Human Right Council on surveillance and the right to privacy, and a preparatory multi-­stakeholder seminar, as well as the appointment of a temporary special expert to lead the initiative.Representatives of Privacy International, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access, Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders, Association for Progressive Communications, and the Center for Democracy and Technology all took part in the event.Carly Nyst, Head of International Advocacy at Privacy International, emphasised the fundamental importance of the right to privacy:“State surveillance severely threatens individuals’ rights to privacy, free expressionand free association;; impedes an open and democratic society;; hinders a freepress;; breeds conformity and undermines innovation;; and strikes at the heart ofhuman dignity and autonomy. It must only be conducted in the most exceptionalcircumstances, under the watchful eye of an independent judicial authority andstrong oversight mechanisms.” Principles are launched seeking to update understandings of human rights to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques.last_img read more

LA County COVID-19 Cases Top 40,000

first_img More Cool Stuff Subscribe Community News LA County COVID-19 Cases Top 40,000 57 additional deaths reported on Wednesday CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 2:08 pm HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Make a comment Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. County officials reported 57 new deaths and 1,324 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,970 and the total number of cases to 40,857.“It’s still relatively easy to become infected, particularly if you’re not taking precautions — and unfortunately, there have been recent parties and gatherings that did result in a number of newly infected people,” said County Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “So, please find ways to enjoy the holiday with people from your own household, or with friends and family from afar, using our technology tools. Being together from a distance is currently our new normal, and while this is temporary, for this Memorial Day we’ll still need to practice social distancing.”The county has been slowly reopening recreational amenities and retail businesses for curbside pickup only. The county’s Economic Resiliency Task Force, which includes members of the Board of Supervisors and local business leaders, met on Tuesday and set a target date of July 4 for a full or staged reopening of most of the county’s economy.Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Wednesday that goal was set following a meeting that included some dire numbers presented by business leaders.“It was sobering,” she said. “The restaurant industry reported that 80% of jobs have been lost. The entertainment industry indicated that 890,000 film and entertainment employees are not working, which trickles down to many of the small businesses that provide support for this industry.“… Anyone listening to yesterday’s meeting heard loud and clear that employees and businesses are suffering. The economic impacts created by COVID-19 have hurt our most vulnerable populations the most. Prolonged closure means many small businesses may not be able to reopen and will cause permanent job losses for millions throughout this county. I understand the urgency to reopen quickly, but we must do it safely and public health guidance has to (guide) what we do.” 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News last_img read more

CFPB Issues Increased Eviction Protections

first_img Previous: Swift Sales Further Deplete Inventory Next: FHA Revises Standard Single-Family Servicing Policies  Print This Post Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) COVID-19 eviction moratorium Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) 2021-04-19 Eric C. Peck Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 1 day ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago About Author: Eric C. Peck in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles CFPB Issues Increased Eviction Protectionscenter_img Tagged with: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) COVID-19 eviction moratorium Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued an interim final rule in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s eviction moratorium. The CFPB’s rule requires debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of their rights under the eviction moratorium, and prohibits debt collectors from misrepresenting tenants’ eligibility for protection from eviction under the moratorium.A temporary eviction moratorium ordered by the CDC has been extended through June 30, 2021. The CDC order generally prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for non-payment of rent, if the tenant submits a written declaration that they are unable to afford full rental payments and would likely become homeless or have to move into a shared living setting. This prohibition applies to an agent or attorney acting as a debt collector on behalf of a landlord or owner of the residential property.According to the CFPB, in December of 2020 about 18% of renter households were behind on their rent, meaning nearly nine million households were at risk of eviction. In a typical year, there are about 900,000 evictions nationwide. Of those nearly nine million households behind on rent, tens of thousands of renters are being evicted weekly, often without being told of their rights under the CDC moratorium. As the CDC has found, tenants who are evicted may end up homeless or in crowded or shared living settings, thus increasing their chances of contracting COVID-19.The CDC established the eviction moratorium to protect the public health and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Debt collectors who evict tenants who may have rights under the moratorium without providing notice of the moratorium or who misrepresent tenants’ rights under the moratorium can be prosecuted by federal agencies and state attorneys general for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and are also subject to private lawsuits by tenants.“With COVID-19 killing hundreds of Americans every day, kicking families out into the street during this pandemic may literally be a death sentence,” said CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio. “No one should be evicted from their home without understanding their rights, and we will hold accountable those debt collectors who move forward with illegal evictions. We encourage debt collectors to work with tenants and landlords to find solutions that work for everyone.”Under the FDCPA interim final rule, debt collectors, including attorneys, seeking to evict tenants for non-payment of rent must provide tenants who may have rights under the CDC order with clear and conspicuous written notice of those rights. The notice must be provided on the same date as the eviction notice, or, if no eviction notice is required by law, on the date that the eviction action is filed.With the deadline for the foreclosure moratorium inching closer, the CFPB recently proposed changes to help prevent impending foreclosure actions, as the emergency federal foreclosure protections are set to expire come June 30, 2021. Given the urgency of the pandemic crisis, the Interim Final Rule will take effect on May 3, 2021. The CFPB believes this will give debt collectors time to come into full compliance. Debt collectors may begin complying with the rule before the compliance date.At the upcoming 2021 Single-Family Rental Summit, presented by The Five Star Institute, set for Wednesday, May 12 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Irving, Texas, top subject matter experts and skilled single-family rental practitioners will lead discussion panels and training sessions. The 2021 SFRS will answer questions and offer viable solutions related to property acquisition and management, financing, strategies for small, midcap, and large investors, and new developments related to technology and professional services.Click here for more information on this event. 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Delhi HC Restrains Zydus Wellness From Running Complain Commercial In a Disparagement Suit Filed By Horlicks [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Restrains Zydus Wellness From Running Complain Commercial In a Disparagement Suit Filed By Horlicks [Read Order] Karan Tripathi16 May 2020 8:50 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has temporarily restrained Zydus Wellness Product Limited from running its Complan advertisement on the ground of its alleged similarity to another chocolate drink Horlicks. While holding that there’s a prima facie case for disparagement, the Single Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta noted that the present advertisement in the electronic media would be clearly…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?LoginDelhi High Court has temporarily restrained Zydus Wellness Product Limited from running its Complan advertisement on the ground of its alleged similarity to another chocolate drink Horlicks. While holding that there’s a prima facie case for disparagement, the Single Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta noted that the present advertisement in the electronic media would be clearly disparaging as on a bare looking at the advertisement, a viewer only sees a comparison of one cup of COMPLAN with two cups of HORLICKS with no reference to the serve size. The present order has come in a suit filed by Horlicks claiming that Zydus Wellness’ Complan disparages Horlicks’ brand identity in its advertisement. The disputed advertisement has claimed that one cup of Complan is equivalent to two cups of Horlicks. The Petitioner had argued that with the TVC being for only six seconds and wouldn’t be able to clarify the disclaimer through the voiceover that the serving size of the recommended serving size was different. It argued that six second is too less a time for anyone to be able to notice this disclaimer on the TVC. Therefore, citing intentional disparagement on the part of the Defendant, the Petitioner further submitted that the commercial gives a wrong impression to the consumers about the nutrients present in one cup of Horlicks. The Defendant, on the other hand, had argued that the intent and effect of the advertisement was to educate the consumers with respect to the protein content in one cup of COMPLAN as per the recommended serve size of 33 grams being equal to two cups of HORLICKS as per the recommended cup size 27 grams as provided in their respective packages. The TVC, the Defendant claimed, is neither misleading nor disparaging nor defamatory and is factually correct. After having a look at the TVC, the court observed that on playing the TVC, there is no voiceover with regard to the disclaimer in reference to the serve size nor is the time sufficient to read the said disclaimer. In light of this observation, the court noted that: ‘The said argument defies the fact that TV viewership is continuous and on daily basis and hence every new person who views the advertisement would be clearly misled. Consequently, till the disposal of the suit the defendant is restrained from advertising the impugned TVC in its present form’Click Here To Download Read Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more