Innscor Africa Limited ( 1999 Annual Report

first_imgInnscor Africa Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 1999 annual report.For more information about Innscor Africa Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innscor Africa Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innscor Africa Limited (  1999 annual report.Company ProfileInnscor Africa Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving and durable consumer products in Zimbabwe and exports to international markets. The company is primarily involved in maize milling and the production of stock feeds, edible oils, baker’s fat and pork products; as well as poultry, table eggs and day-old chicks. A subsidiary division manufactures and markets a range of plastic carry bags, televisions, refrigerators and other general household appliances and consumables such as rice, dairy, candles and beverages. Innscor Africa Limited was founded in 1987 and its operations comprise National Foods Holding Limited, Colcom Holdings Limited, Irvine’s Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, Bakeries, Appliance Manufacturing, Natpak (Private) Limited, Profeeds (Private) Limited and Probrands (Private) Limited. Innscor Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

RIP: The Rt. Rev. John C. T. Chien 簡啟聰主教

first_img Obituary, [Episcopal Diocese of Taiwan] The Rt. Rev. John C. T. Chien, the first native bishop of Taiwan, died on March 5 following a short illness. He was 72.Chien was ordained and consecrated as bishop on March 25, 1988, marking a new era in the indigenization of the Taiwan Episcopal Church.Born into a modest farming family in Gou-Bei Village, Dalin, Chia-Yi, southern Taiwan on March 23, 1940, Chien’s first direct contact with the Christian Gospel came as an undergraduate economics student at Tunghai University, Taichung, where he attended English Bible studies led by the Rev. William A. Buell.Chien was baptized at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Taichung, on Dec. 25, 1962 and confirmed on Jan. 20, 1963; followed a few years later (after military service) by the decision to respond to God’s calling and train at Tainan Theological Seminary. Such a major break with tradition initially disturbed his parents, because as the eldest of six children he was expected to become the main breadwinner of the family. His parents later came to support his decision, and during the following years virtually all of Chien’s family became Christians, even establishing a mission station in their Gou-Bei home with regular weekly services.On March 29, 1967, Chien and his wife Grace H. N. Chiu were married and thus began a lifetime of service together, Grace fully supporting and encouraging her husband in ministry.Grace, a music graduate and piano teacher, came from a devout Christian family and her father was a Presbyterian minister. On May 21, 1967, Chien was ordained deacon, followed by ordination as priest on Nov. 30, 1967.Chien first served at St. Andrew’s Church, Cha-ting (1967-69), then Grace Church, Tainan (1969-73). Overseas study at Virginia Theological Seminary led to Chien being awarded a Master of Sacred Theology degree in 1974 (and later an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1998).Upon his return from the U.S., he served as rector of Good Shepherd Church, Taipei (1975-85) followed by a year (1985-6) at Selly Oak College in Birmingham, U.K., then returning to Taiwan as dean of St. John’s Cathedral, Taipei (1986-87).Of the five previous bishops of Taiwan, the first two were American, and the following three from Hong Kong. All had worked hard to establish a strong foundation for the diocese, preparing it well to be handed onto local leadership. Also in the same year, 1988, the Diocese of Taiwan was upgraded from missionary diocese to full diocesan status. Yet the 1980s were also a time of rapid economic development and great political upheaval, with the ending of martial law in 1987 and the transition towards democracy.Chien, sharing the background and values of the local people, is credited with being able to work across ethnic and political divisions, and help the church to focus more on its ministry of proclaiming the Gospel.Under his leadership, Diocesan Constitutions and Canons were revised, committees were reorganized, debate was encouraged, and all were respected regardless of their opinion.With Chien’s background in economics, diocesan finances became more organized and transparent, the diocesan kindergarten ministry was strengthened, and his concern for evangelism and outreach developed.Chien also encouraged a new generation of students at the Episcopal institution, then known as St. John’s and St. Mary’s Institute of Technology (SJSMIT) in Taipei.Chien supported a new program giving these students the chance to first serve in the church over a period of time, testing their call. Previously, clergy (including Chien himself) had been sent to Presbyterian seminaries, but the seminaries insisted on a five-year training program for college graduates such as those from SJSMIT, which was considered unnecessarily lengthy.A major breakthrough came when he negotiated an agreement with Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taipei to allow future clergy to train on their three-year seminary program.The need for Anglican theological training for laity and clergy led to the continued development of the Trinity Hall Training Program, originally started in 1984.In 1997, Chien ordained the Rev. Elizabeth F. J. Wei, Taiwan’s first female priest. He also initiated an Ancestor Memorial Liturgy, and the translation and publication in Mandarin Chinese of an important series of books on Anglicanism.Chien also faithfully served on the Board of Trustees of both Tunghai University and SJSMIT for many years.He helped establish and also served as president of the National Council of Churches of Taiwan (NCCT), promoting ecumenical projects and cooperation in Taiwan and overseas. He was treasurer of the Council of Churches of East Asia (CCEA), promoted dialogue and exchange with the Anglican Church in Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Canada and the U.S., and twice attended the Lambeth Conference, 1988 and 1998.Chien retired on June 30, 2001 and returned with Grace to his home village of Gou-Bei where he continued to serve, preaching, celebrating and encouraging clergy and church members throughout the diocese.He is survived by Grace, three children and five grandchildren. Comments (6) 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 RIP: The Rt. Rev. John C. T. Chien 簡啟聰主教 First native bishop of Taiwan marked new era of indigenization Press Release Service Posted Apr 4, 2013 Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. April 4, 2013 at 4:25 pm It was an honor to meet Bp. & Mrs. Chien when I visited the diocese while on Executive Council. Bp. Chien was very helpful and hospitable while Mrs. Chien was most gracious. Even though her Engglish was very limited, we communicated with lots of smiles.My husband and I shall always remember that on the day of our departure, Bp. and Mrs. Chien, being caring to the end, showed up (They had left much earlier.) as we boarded our bus for the airport, making sure that we were on the correct bus. This gesture was typical of two wonderful human beings. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI April 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm Bp John Chien was a steadfast Christian and Episcopalian. He was our rector at Good Shepherd Church when our family lived in Taipei in the 1980s, and we attended his doctorate award at Canterbury Cathedral when we lived in England in the 1990s. He had many good friends and colleagues, and was noteworthy in developing liturgy to harmonize traditional Chinese ancestral respect with the Episcopal tradition. We send our love and condolences to Grace, Bishop John’s lifelong partner in ministry. April 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm I well remember Bishop Chien with great affection, and my ercollection that I had med him briefly aat Virginia Seminary was reinforced.I miss all of my Friends in Taiwan, thinking of you and speaking often of you.I have been praying for Bishoo Chien since I first heard of his Christ,Fr. Peter+ April 4, 2013 at 4:54 pm John Chien was a Bishop’s Classmate of mine and became a friend. John’s wife, Grace, became a wonderful friend of my wife, Mari.We pray for our Brother, John, who has entered into Larger Life with God and for strength and comfort for Grace during these days of mourning. douglas phillips says: 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 Edmund Der, Canon, St. James’ Cath. Toronto says: April 5, 2013 at 12:55 am Bishop John Chien wrote the most substantial and stimulating preface for my book” Meditation by Balsom Lake” in 1994 which I was ever grateful. Later we became in-laws and better friends than ever.He was an avid reader and a disciplined sportsman in his retirement. A True gentleman and a great host to us and to many visitors, Bishop Chien is also a very loving father and grandfather. He is a very dedicated servant of the Lord. I talked to him in the phone two weeks before he was called to be among the saints, he was well prepared to meet Our Lord.He will long be missed and we treasured the friendship we shared. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Rev. Dr. Fran Toy says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Father Peter D”Alesandre says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Sanford Z. K. Hampton says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tony and Beth Price says: Rector Martinsville, VA Asia, Featured Events People Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET August 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm I am deeply saddened to learn of John’s passing. I worked for him at Good Shepherd from 1975 -1977 and he was the most naturally and genuinely kind-hearted man I have ever known. He was exceptionally open-minded and inquisitive, especially for a priest, and even taught me what he knew about wai dan gung when he hosted my family on our three week return visit to Taiwan in 1990. We maintained contact through the years but had not spoken in several. He was an exceptionally fine priest and bishop and I am fortunate to have counted him as a friend and proud that he once considered me a friend as well. My deep sympathies to Grace, an equally wonderful person, and to his children. with much affection, doug phillips Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Survey: COVID-19 affected travel plans for 76% of Floridians – see…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSAAACOVID-19Surveytravel Previous articleDeSantis says he will address budget shortfalls, not Florida lawmakersNext articlePoliticians, police, and… Panera: Geofencing is taking over Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From AAANew research from AAA shows the coronavirus has impacted 2020 travel plans for 76 percent of Floridians. This is according to the results of the AAA Consumer PulseTM survey on travel, conducted in late May. While about 40 percent of Florida travelers had to reschedule at least one trip this year, 39 percent say they cancelled a trip with no plans to reschedule.According to the survey:57% will take fewer trips as a result of the coronavirus39% cancelled travel with no plans to reschedule this year27% rescheduled a trip to later this year13% rescheduled 2020 travel plans for 2021 or later24% were not affected; did not change 2020 travel plans“The coronavirus has had a significant impact on travel this year,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Even as Florida reopens and travel providers implement enhanced sanitation protocols, Floridians are mixed on how soon they’d be willing to take a road trip, a flight, or simply stay in a hotel. The majority say it will take some time before they feel comfortable traveling like they used to. Until then, Floridians will take fewer trips than normal, and take extra precautions to avoid contracting the virus.”Summer Travel PlansThe 2020 summer travel season looks quite different than in years passed. Travel restrictions limit international travel opportunities, and some states require travelers to quarantine. Additionally, the CDC urges travelers to wear face coverings while in public, and to practice social distancing. Due to the limited ability to social distance, the CDC lists airports, bus stations, train stations, and rest stops as places travelers can be exposed to the virus.“Floridians who are interested in traveling this summer are more likely to explore their own backyard, by traveling closer to home – due to the threat of the coronavirus,” said Jenkins “This means more people opting to take a road trip, instead of a flight, to avoid being in close quarters with strangers. The added value in driving is that summertime gas prices are the lowest in 15 years.”Last year, 62 percent of Floridians took a summer vacation, which did not include the Memorial and Labor Day holidays. During the same period this year, nearly half as many (33%) Floridians have summer travel plans.This summer (within next 3 months):35% of Floridians would be comfortable taking a regional road trip in their own vehicle (300 miles or less)23% would be comfortable staying in a hotel18% would fly on commercial airlines14% would rent a car for a road tripHotel Tips:Understand the cancellation policy associated with the rate you book. offers rates that include the option to cancel, should your plans change.Know whether the hotel’s amenities are closed or otherwise affected by the pandemic.Understand the hotel’s cleaning procedures, which are being enhanced by many chains.Bring your own cleaning supplies for additional peace of mind and to sanitize high-touch areas like the remote control, phone, door handles, faucets, etc.Air Travel Tips:Bring a mask and sanitizer.Wash your hands frequently.Consider packing a meal or snacks that would not violate TSA rules.Practice social distancing when you can while in the airport and elsewhere.Minimize personal encounters by managing aspects of your trip online like checking in.Know whether your destination or your activities will require you to quarantine when you return home.Understand your airline’s policies when you book.The majority of travelers (76%) say they will follow CDC guidelines, by practicing social distancing, wearing a mask and washing hands. Two in three (67%) will bring cleaning supplies when traveling.As a result of the pandemic, nearly half (48%) of travelers are more likely to purchase travel insurance. A quarter of travelers (25%) say they are more likely to use a travel agent for future travel plans.“A travel agent is more valuable now than ever before,” Jenkins continued. “They can help identify whether any travel restrictions will impact your trip, help you make an informed decision, and ensure you fully understand your rights in case you need to cancel or reschedule.”What would make travelers more comfortable?Top five things that would need to happen in order for Floridians to feel comfortable traveling:48% – When a vaccine is available for COVID-1941% – When the CDC or World Health Organization says it’s safe to travel38% – When COVID-19 virus cases start to decrease30% – When airlines are deemed to be safer or cleaner###The AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey was conducted online among 401 residents living in Florida from May 20 – May 24, 2020.  Results asked of all respondents have a maximum margin of error of ± 4.9 percentage points.  Responses are weighted by gender and age to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the adult population (18+) in Florida.The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 14 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings and more. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA’s mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Princeton St. Bungalow / Ruben S. Ojeda Architects + Koning Ei…

first_img Year:  Year:  United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Photographs Save this picture!© Shawn Bishop+ 28 Share Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRuben S. Ojeda ArchitectsOfficeFollowKoning Eizenberg ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentSanta MonicaHousesRefurbishmentUnited StatesPublished on April 14, 2015Cite: “Princeton St. Bungalow / Ruben S. Ojeda Architects + Koning Eizenberg Architecture” 14 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Santa Monica, United Statescenter_img photographs:  Shawn BishopPhotographs:  Shawn BishopSave this picture!© Shawn BishopRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. This home and studio for two visual artists is located on one of Santa Monica’s most desirable streets North of Wilshire, a short walk to the boutiques and restaurants that make Montana Avenue the city’s premiere shopping neighborhood. Save this picture!© Shawn BishopArchitect Ruben Ojeda has transformed the original 1920’s bungalow, adding a second story and raising the ceiling to 22 feet, a few simple moves that subtly reference the original design yet give the resulting composition its own distinctly Modern flair. Hexagonal floor tile and ceramic pedestal sinks maintain a historical context, while the exposed structure, white walls and stainless steel appliances move the home into the present.Save this picture!© Shawn BishopTall doors, transom windows and numerous skylights flood the interior with natural light, and hardwood floors lend warmth throughout. A large outdoor sleeping porch and various private patios connect the interior of the home to the drought-tolerant native landscape outside. A separate 2-story art studio by Koning Eizenberg Architecture has multiple uses: home office, guest house, working shop. 3 BD, 2-1/2 BA, 2,401 SF main house plus 1,200 SF studio.Save this picture!© Shawn BishopProject gallerySee allShow lessNovopie Podiatric Clinic / Estudio de Arquitectura Antonio JuradoSelected ProjectsStudio Gang Goes Public with Chicago’s Newest Tower: Wanda VistaUnbuilt Project Share ArchDaily Princeton St. Bungalow / Ruben S. Ojeda Architects + Koning Eizenberg Architecture 2014 “COPY” Architects: Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Ruben S. Ojeda Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Princeton St. Bungalow / Ruben S. Ojeda Architects + Koning Eizenberg ArchitectureSave this projectSavePrinceton St. Bungalow / Ruben S. Ojeda Architects + Koning Eizenberg Architecture 2014last_img read more

Arms to alms?

Arms to alms? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Staff at NCH Action for Children have objected to an attempt to secure a donation from BAe Systems, formerly British Aerospace. The company is “Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer” according to The Guardian. One member of the charity’s staff has already resigned over the issue, and a letter to managers on the issue has been passed to The Guardian.Read Charity staff say no to arms cash by Rob Evans at The Guardian. Howard Lake | 24 May 2000 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Localgiving challenges fundraisers to be a Local Hero

first_img Tagged with: fundraising events Localgiving  169 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Localgiving’s Local Hero campaign is running throughout April, challenging fundraisers to get as many online donors as possible to give to their cause for the chance to win it £1,000.Local Hero 2016 runs until 30th April and challenges participants to think up a challenge, set up a fundraising page and persuade as many people as possible to donate. Sign up is via Localgiving’s Local Hero page.Throughout April, all participants will be ranked on the Local Hero leaderboard according to the number of unique online donors who sponsor their page. At the end of the campaign £5,000 in prizes will be awarded to the causes supported by the top 20 fundraisers, with a top prize of £1,000 going to the cause of the fundraiser who has secured the most donors.This year’s Local Hero is funded by Making a Difference Locally, and supported by film producer David Puttnam.Stephen Mallinson, Chief Executive of Localgiving said:“Localgiving is always looking for innovative ways to encourage people to fundraise and get involved with local charities. Through Local Hero, we hope fundraisers will come up with a range of fantastic challenges to engage family and friends in their chosen cause. We’re excited to watch as these inspiring individuals battle it out over the course of the month to win the top prize of £1,000 for their charity.”Local Hero 2015 saw 268 fundraisers secure sponsorship from more than 2,500 individuals to raise over £80,000. The top prize was awarded to the top prize was awarded to Ability Dogs 4 Young People whose fundraiser gained donations from 157 unique donors by jumping out of a plane. Advertisement  170 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img Melanie May | 7 April 2016 | News Localgiving challenges fundraisers to be a Local Hero About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Funding & impact of government changes top charities’ concerns for 2018

first_img  334 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Charities are most concerned about ongoing pressures on funding and the impact of government changes heading into 2018, research from Ecclesiastical has found.Continued pressure on funding is top of the list, according to Ecclesiastical, with 84% of the charities surveyed concerned or very concerned about this issue, followed by the impact of potential government changes at 72%.Top 10 risks (charities who said they were concerned or very concerned):Funding 84%Impact of Government changes 72%Reputational risk 66%GDPR/data protection 65%Cyber/internet crime 63%Grant providers 62%Employer liability 53%Exposure to social media 51%Increased focus on governance 45%Impact of Brexit 44%David Britton, charity director at Ecclesiastical, said:“This is a time of transformation with charities becoming ever more innovative in their fundraising and exploring new models and ways to engage. This, coupled with new regulation and increasing threats such as cyber-crime, means that charities are facing and taking more risks than ever before.“The important thing to remember is that good risk management and governance coupled with the right level of professional expertise can help charities to embrace new opportunities and mitigate the financial risks they are dealing with in a difficult and ever-changing economic climate.” Advertisement  333 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Brexit Funding governance Research / statistics Funding & impact of government changes top charities’ concerns for 2018center_img Melanie May | 22 December 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Moscow conference stands with Novorossiya, Palestine and Black America

first_imgAGM President Alexander Ionov with AGM members and UNAC Co-Coordinator Joe Lombardo outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.A conference on the Right of Peoples to Self-Determination and Building a Multipolar World was held in Moscow on Dec. 13, hosted by the Anti-Globalization Movement (AGM) of Russia. The conference brought together activists from Novorossiya (Donetsk and Lugansk), TransDniester, Iran, Syria, the Serb Republic, Italy, the United States and several regions of the Russian Federation. The conference was opened by AGM President Alexander Ionov. Other speakers included Oleg Tsarev, the speaker of the Parliament of Novorossia, and Alexander Kofman, the minister of foreign affairs of the Donetsk People’s Republic.Among the U.S. delegates were five representatives of the United National Antiwar Coalition, including Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report, Joe Iosbaker of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, women’s rights activist Maureen Hannah, Bill Dores of the International Action Center and UNAC Co-Coordinator Joe Lombardo, all of whom addressed the conference. Major themes of the discussion were the U.S.-backed war against the people of Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine; the expansion of NATO into the former Soviet Union and economic war against Russia, Venezuela and Iran; and the ongoing uprising against racism and police brutality in the United States.Activists from Donetsk, Lugansk and Odessa eloquently described the atrocities and humanitarian catastrophe Washington’s proxy war is inflicting on the people of Novorossiya and the urgent attempts to bring medicine and food to that besieged region. The U.S. role in Israeli genocide against the Palestinian people was also on the agenda, including the case of U.S. Palestinian political prisoner Rasmea Odeh. Speakers also condemned the U.S.-NATO proxy war against Syria and U.S.-NATO crimes in Libya, Yugoslavia and the TransDniester Republic.The conference was followed by a Dec. 15 press conference with Russian and foreign media and a Dec. 17 demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy protesting racism, police brutality and political repression in the U.S. Demonstrators carried photos of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Rasmea Odeh and chanted, “Hands up! Don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe!” The protesters laid flowers outside the embassy in memory of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and others murdered by the U.S. state apparatus.Below is the full text of the conference declaration:International Panel DiscussionNational Dialogue: The Right of Peoples to Self-Determination and Building a Multipolar WorldMoscow, Dec. 13, 2014The world is changing. And, unfortunately, it is changing for the worse. The worsening geopolitical situation calls on us to support the nations and peoples who oppose the dictate [of] a unipolar world and seek to propose an alternative agenda. [The] progressive part of mankind stands for the development of international cooperation and solidarity, respectful of other peoples, their sovereignty, values and lifestyles as opposed to the current destructive manifestations of the “new world order”: the barbaric exploitation of the majority of the world population, the destruction of national sovereignty and spiritual foundations of society, [and the] suppression of sovereignty of personality through the illegal collection of information.Organizations participating in the international panel discussion urge people worldwide to unite and establish a united front against discrimination, violation of human rights, religious and racial intolerance. We condemn the crimes and murders perpetrated against the people of Novorossia. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the innocent victims in Odessa, Lugansk and Donetsk. We strongly condemn political repression, particularly in countries that have positioned themselves as democratic nations.The interference in the affairs of sovereign states, the sponsorship and support of extremist and terrorist entities are unacceptable in the XXI century. Events in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Ukraine demonstrate the predatory foreign policy of the U.S. and its NATO allies. Local conflicts have affected more people than those affected during World War II. The U.N. no longer performs [its] role as peacekeepers, as more than 70 armed conflicts have taken place since the establishment of the organization.The U.S. government has depressing statistics in the field of human rights. The latest example of political repression is Rasmea Odeh, an activist of the Palestinian community of Chicago, who is a political prisoner now. The U.S. Department of Justice has sent her to the tribunal because her migration card had no information about the fact that in 1969 she was imprisoned in Israel by the Israeli military court based on the information extracted under torture. As part of the support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the U.S. government supports the Israeli occupation and military courts. Rasmea’s torture was part of a series of repressions against [the] pro-Palestinian movement in the United States. We demand the release of Rasmea Odeh and an end to the U.S. support for the occupation of Palestine!African Americans, [Latinos/as] and other minorities are oppressed in the U.S. We condemn the systematic killings by the police in the USA!We condemn the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Eric Garner in New York City and many others!We support the protests in the U.S. cities as part of their struggle for freedom from police brutality, against mass defiance of human rights by the police, and call for the release of political prisoners such as Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu-Jamal!We call upon the people of the United States to take activities of the police under their control and demand investigation into the atrocities committed by the police officers!The time of retreat has passed! It’s time for advancing! This Declaration is the first step toward the consolidation of the progressive part of mankind! We will make every effort to build a multipolar world! 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Poll Shows Americans Support Tax Reform for Farmers

first_img Facebook Twitter Poll Shows Americans Support Tax Reform for Farmers A new poll shows a large majority of American voters support tax reforms, including some changes that would help America’s farm and ranch families. The survey, conducted by Morning Consult, found that 7 out of 10 American voters agreed passing tax reforms should be an important priority for Congress. Over half the voters supported specific tax reform provisions that would be a benefit for farmers and ranchers. Some of the provisions include allowing farmers to deduct machinery purchases in the year they are made, decreasing capital gains taxes, and eliminating the death tax. Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says Americans are ready for tax reform. “Many Americans know the toll that taxes take on our farm and ranch families,” Duvall says. “Congress must take action to provide tax relief. Farmers and ranchers will be sharing that message with lawmakers until the job is done.” Tax rates are a key area ripe for reform.The Morning Consult poll shows that 63 percent of respondents agree that federal income tax rates are too high. Two out of three voters in the survey say farmers and ranchers should get special tax treatment because of the challenges and risks that are specific to agriculture. Home Indiana Agriculture News Poll Shows Americans Support Tax Reform for Farmers By NAFB News Service – Aug 9, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for August 10, 2017Next articleWeekly Ethanol Production Edges Higher NAFB News Service SHARElast_img read more

China Ambassador to U.S. Says China Wants to Engage in Talks

first_img Previous articleUSDA Launches Interactive Data Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the Opioid CrisisNext articleAg Committee Members Advancing Farm Bill Talks Hoosier Ag Today SHARE China wants to end the trade war with the U.S., according to its ambassador to the United States. In an exclusive interview with National Public Radio this week, China’s ambassador to the United States says his country is “ready to make a deal” if they could find a trustworthy partner in Washington. The ambassador accused the United States of constantly shifting positions and passing up opportunities for agreement.The U.S. is engaged in a trade war with China, and the goal appears to be to suppress trade between China and other trading partners, along with implications between U.S.-China trade. The ambassador said China is “ready to make some compromise,” and even “willing to take steps to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China.” The Trump administration maintains that China is not as accommodating as it is trying to imply.Chinese investment in the United States has dropped 92 percent so far this year. Analysts say the trade war may be hindering China’s economy. A Chinese investment analyst told the South China Morning Post that “China’s economy is slowing, its currency weakening, and the trade regime is faltering.” A market researcher told the publication that Trump’s trade policies and China’s curb of capital outflow “cast a shadow” on the relationship between the two nations.U.S.-based JP Morgan recently downgraded China’s stocks and predicted a “full-blown” trade war with the United States. Rumors are circling now that the trade war, however, may be starting some social unrest in China, which would prompt the nation to engage with the United States. The trade war is shifting agricultural markets and where China is sourcing commodities such as soybeans. However, the low price of U.S. commodities is attracting other export markets.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News China Ambassador to U.S. Says China Wants to Engage in Talks By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 4, 2018 China Ambassador to U.S. Says China Wants to Engage in Talks SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more