Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgJaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileJaiz Bank Plc is a financial services institution providing Islamic non-interest banking services for retail, commercial and corporate sectors. Its full service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and term savings to working capital, real estate, personal, medical, education and project finance. Jaiz Bank provides online banking, leasing, banking cards and bonds and guarantees. The company has a national footprint with 27 branches located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc was founded in 2003. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) Q12018 Presentation

first_imgUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng)  2018 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations. The company also has business interests in the United Kingdom. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings accounts and fixed deposits to personal and corporate loans, overdrafts and online and mobile banking services. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc also offers credit solutions which includes asset finance, corporate lending, debit capital finance, supplier finance, working capital finance and project finance as well as investment management services and trade finance solutions. The latter includes import and export letters of credit, bonds and guarantees and import and export bills of collection. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc offers treasury solutions, money market instruments, debt market services, cash management services and fixed term deposits. Founded in 2017, the company is a subsidiary of Union Global Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Pro’s Playbook: Attack from a scrum

first_imgDownload the PDF here, and take it to training! THIS MONTH’S tip comes from Barry Maddocks, head coach of the England Women’s Sevens team. Do you want to learn how to capitalise from your scrum? Then download the PDF below, where Maddocks teaches us how the midfield can create more try-scoring opportunities for your the wings off the back of an attacking scrum. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img TEDDINGTON, ENGLAND – JUNE 10: Head Coach Barry Maddocks takes a training session during England Women Sevens training at The Lensbury on June 10, 2013 in Teddington, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) last_img read more

Episcopalians, Anglicans have been involved in political actions for decades

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Tags March 11, 2017 at 10:23 am This is a terrific story and well worth sharing, but I’m not going to. Why? While the news and the truth are good, the graphic layout and presentation of both the EDN and our official church site are boring. The great teaser pic that showed up on FB with this story compelled me to click on it, with hopes I could use it on the parish site. Going to the EDN web site, however, is a letdown. Whether it’s boring or not, it LOOKS boring. Nothing pops. I’ve never wanted to say this on the site itself for fear of sounding rude, but there it is. Rector Washington, DC Araminta Johnston says: Linda Clader says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Edward Thompson says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Episcopal News Service] Over the years, Episcopalians and Anglicans have lived out the Gospel’s call in many ways, celebrated and unknown. They have taken that call to the streets and into the halls of government, some achieving worldwide notoriety while others might be unknown to large parts of the Church. Here are just a few examples.To ‘awaken the civic conscience.’ A story is told about how Bishop William T. Manning, who led the Diocese of New York from 1921 to 1946, confronted racism in the church. It begins in 1929 when the Rev. Rollin Dodd became rector of All Souls’ Church at Saint Nicholas Avenue and 114 Street and began to welcome into the church African-Americans who were moving into Harlem, then an all-white neighborhood. The vestry disapproved of the rector’s stance. First, they told him to stop his hospitality, then insisted he resign and then they stopped paying him. When all else failed, they closed the church “for repairs” and filled it with scaffolding.Manning arrived on a Sunday morning in October 1932, reportedly with New York police and firemen in tow. He ordered a locksmith to break the lock on the gate before the church door and marched in with the rector and a large group of African-Americans to worship. He noted that the vestry had no authority to deny the rector free use of the church and declared that the church would be open “to all the people in the neighborhood who wish to attend its services, without distinction of race or color.”Manning spoke up when he saw wrongs being committed and people taking the wrong directions, whether theologically or civically. He was warning against Nazism, fascism and Communism in 1937, saying in a Thanksgiving speech to the New York Kiwanis Club, “they all stand alike for the extinction of liberty.”In July 1942, he took to the pulpit of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to dispute the idea that it was un-Christian to pray for victory in the world war that was raging. The bishop declared that it was “not only right but our bounden [sic] duty to pray for victory.”“You know that it is God’s will that this should be a world of liberty and brotherhood and justice,” said the bishop who had served as a chaplain in World War I.After the end of the war, Manning said on the eve of his 82nd birthday, and about a year before his death, that he favored universal military training. Saying the world needed standing armies in the same way New York City needed a police force, the then-retired British-born bishop said: “false pacifism” in the U.S., Britain and France had led Hitler and Mussolini to think that they could carry out their aggressions.Manning was a frequent contributor to the letters to the editor column of The New York Times, which he used as a forum to weigh in on such issues as a then-controversial federal measure in 1941 to force married couples to file joint income tax returns.The idea, he wrote, “turns its back upon all the progress that has been made in the status of women in recent decades and belongs to the age when women were not regarded as people, and a married woman was not allowed to hold property in her own right.”Ever a man of his times, he added that “those who have been divorced or who have refrained from marriage perhaps for selfish reasons, or who live in immoral sexual relationships, will be called upon to pay far less to the government than the married couples who in their faithfulness to the obligations of the home and family are the strength and mainstay of our life as a nation.”A man of action and not just words, Manning organized a union of all New York church organizations in 1937 to “awaken the civic conscience” to respond to slum living conditions in the city.Manning’s public stances sometimes earned him critics. In 1937, he frequently preached and spoke in other forums against an anti-Semitic idea that Jesus came to the world to save it from Jews and, thus, that true Christianity had to be anti-Semitic.Proving that the current public discourse has no corner on the lack of civility, one proponent, Julius Streicher, called Manning “a pseudo-priest, a wolf in sheep’s clothing and a two-fold child of hell.” In return, the bishop promised to keep speaking “against the persecution of the Jews or anybody else in Germany or anywhere and against national or religious persecution or discrimination of any sort.”The New York Times’ obituary for Manning, describing more aspects of his Christian activism, is here.‘I came to Washington to serve God, FDR, and millions of forgotten, plain, common workingmen.’Frances Perkins’ faith informed her entire life. Perkins, who lived from April 10, 1880, to May 14, 1965, was a sociologist and workers-rights advocate. She served as U.S. secretary of labor from 1933 to 1945, the first woman appointed to a Cabinet position.Christened Fannie Coralie Perkins, she changed her name to Frances when she was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in 1905 at age 25. She had encountered the Church while working in Chicago teaching chemistry and volunteering in settlement houses, including Hull House.At 31, working for the Factory Investigation Commission in New York City, she witnessed the Triangle Shirtwaist fire that killed 146 people, primarily young women factory workers. That experience galvanized her career as an advocate for workers.Perkins became known across New York State as head of the New York Consumers League in 1910. She expanded factory investigations, reduced the workweek for women to 48 hours and championed minimum wage and unemployment insurance laws. She worked vigorously to put an end to child labor and to provide safety for women workers.Her work brought her to the attention of newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who appointed her to his cabinet. During her term, Perkins helped implement many aspects of the New Deal. She was largely responsible for the adoption of Social Security, unemployment insurance, federal laws regulating child labor and adoption of the federal minimum wage.She helped set overtime laws for American workers and define the standard 40-hour workweek. Perkins formed governmental policy for working with labor unions and helped to alleviate strikes by way of the United States Conciliation Service.Throughout her 12 years as secretary, she took a monthly retreat with the All Saints Sisters of the Poor, with whom she was a lay associate. “I came to Washington to serve God, FDR, and millions of forgotten, plain, common workingmen,” she said. Her theology of generosity informed her professional life and, in turn, transformed the lives of millions of Americans.“The technique of administration in a democracy is not easy…The statute law and the natural law, the law of God, must be somehow or other blended together, and fairness and decency and patience must prevail,” she said in 1939.Perkins remained active in teaching, in social justice advocacy and in the mission of the Episcopal Church until her death in 1965.The Episcopal Church remembers Perkins on May 13. She won the worldly honor of the Golden Halo in the 2013 Lent Madness competition, defeating St. Luke. Perkins had Maine ties, and fellow Mainer Heidi Schott promoted Perkins for Lent Madness with this article.‘You are a child of God and I am a child of God, and because you are suffering, I must suffer, too’Jonathan Daniels paid the ultimate price for living out the Gospel. Daniels, 26, was martyred on Aug. 20, 1965, when a Lowndes County, Alabama, employee fired a shotgun from a nearly point-blank range at his chest. In dying, Daniels saved then-17-year-old Ruby Sales when he pulled her from in front of him. Daniels, a white seminarian from Episcopal Theological School, now known as Episcopal Divinity School, and Sales were fellow civil-rights workers in a part of the state that he once said: “need[ed] the life and witness of militant saints.”Daniels, Sales, another black demonstrator Joyce Bailey, and Roman Catholic priest Richard Morrisroe had just spent six hot August days in the local jail. Police had arrested them for being part of a protest outside of businesses in Fort Deposit. They wanted to call attention to discriminatory hiring practices, unequal treatment of customers and price gouging. The jail had no showers and no toilets, much less air conditioning.Then the jailers inexplicably unlocked all the doors and told the prisoners they were free to go. No one was waiting to pick them up, so it was clear that none of their friends had posted bail. It felt like a set-up.While waiting for a ride but ordered off jail property in Hayneville, they walked to buy soda for the group at Varner’s Cash Store, about 50 yards from the jail. Coleman, a county special deputy wielding a 12-gauge automatic pump shotgun, stood on the concrete pad outside the store. He crudely ordered them off the property.“Things happened so fast,” Sales recalled years later. “The next thing I know there was a pull and I fall back. And there was a shotgun blast. And another shotgun blast. I heard Father Morrisroe, moaning for water.”Coleman, a county engineer and a member of one of the oldest white families in Lowndes County, had leveled his gun and fired, blowing Daniels backward. Daniels lay motionless on the ground. Morrisroe retreated, taking Bailey by the hand. Coleman shot him in the back. He required hours of surgery to survive.Forty days later, an all-white jury acquitted Coleman of Daniels’ murder and shook hands with him as he left the courthouse. Then-Presiding Bishop John Hines said that what Coleman’s acquittal showed “about the likelihood of minorities securing even-handed justice in some parts of this country should jar the conscience of all men who still believe in the concept of justice in this land of hope.”Daniels, who was valedictorian of the Class of 1961 at Virginia Military Institute, had first come to Alabama in March 1965 with fellow seminarian Judith Upham in response to a call from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for Northern clergy to come south in support of the movement. They lived with local black families as they worked for voter registration and other avenues towards equal rights. “Sometimes we take to the streets, sometimes we yawn through interminable meetings … Sometimes we confront the posse, sometimes we hold a child,” Daniels wrote, describing their daily work.Daniels, who went back with Upham to seminary to take final exams and to visit his family in Keene, New Hampshire, returned to Alabama for the summer of 1965. Upham spent that summer fulfilling the school’s clinical pastoral education requirement at a state mental hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.“I had been blinded by what I saw here (and elsewhere), and the road to Damascus led, for me, back here,” Daniels wrote about his return to Lowndes County.Daniels is one of six 20th-century individual martyrs honored in the church’s most recently proposed calendar of commemorations, A Great Cloud of Witnesses, and the only Episcopalian. His feast day is Aug. 14, the day of his imprisonment. (The calendar also honors three groups of modern-day martyrs.)The New York Times report of Daniels’ murder is here.‘It is a religious obligation to oppose racism. If you do not, you disobey God.’Desmond Tutu brought down a government and a system of racism that government had enshrined in law. He did not do it alone, but many say they could not have done it without him.Moreover, in the midst of the often bloody struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, Tutu constantly called for non-violent action, condemning violence by both the government and by anti-apartheid groups.Tutu was a prominent leader in the Anglican Church in South Africa when students in Soweto Township rebelled in June 1976 against the decision to use Afrikaans, along with English, as the language of instruction in their schools. What had been a peaceful demonstration by as many as 20,000 students turned deadly when police fired live ammunition into the crowd. The world was shocked, and rebellion against apartheid, which had become the law of the land in 1948, spread throughout South Africa.Police jailed Tutu briefly in 1980 after they arrested him during a protest march, and he risked a similar sentence years later when he called on South Africans to boycott municipal elections. In 1983, he challenged a governmental attempt to change the national constitution to defend against anti-apartheid efforts.South Africans elected Tutu in 1986 to be the first Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, and thus the leader of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. From that pulpit, he continued to lead South Africans and the world in opposing apartheid. He praised the government for moderating its stance in the late 1980s but pushed for an end to the system of racial segregation and oppression.Episcopalians supported the anti-apartheid campaign in many ways, both as individuals and as the church. In 1971, then-Presiding Bishop John Hines came to General Motors Corp.’s annual meeting to present a shareholder resolution filed by the Church requesting that GM stop doing business with South Africa. He shocked GM executives, many of whom were Episcopalians. The leadership of Hines and the Church helped to prod companies and investors to divest themselves of their South African holdings and started the socially responsible investing movement.“We owe you an enormous debt of gratitude,” Tutu told a banquet held in 1991 to honor the 20th anniversary of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, which the Episcopal Church helped get off the ground.Still, it wasn’t until late April 1994, that South Africa held its first non-racial democratic elections.Even as he compared apartheid to Nazism, Tutu always pleaded for justice and reconciliation in South Africa. Many credit Tutu’s stances with helping the country avoid an all-out race war. He earned the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership. Tutu always framed his advocacy as religious, not political. He told the government of the time that its racist approach defied the will of God and for that reason could not succeed.In 1994, Tutu spoke in the Diocese of Southern Ohio about changes occurring in South Africa. “We have succeeded — we have achieved our goal — and we have got this extraordinary thing which is taking place in our country — in many ways, inexplicable,” he said. “But for those who are believers, obviously, in the end it is not inexplicable. It is the intervention of a wonderful God.”In Cincinnati, he addressed 225 leaders of a citywide Summit on Racism, telling them, “It is a religious obligation to oppose racism. If you do not, you disobey God.”Tutu went on to chair South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission meant to expose the stories of apartheid-era crimes. The restorative-justice body recommended whether individuals who confessed their crimes should receive amnesty. The archbishop once said he was “appalled at the evil we have uncovered.” Although the commission was criticized for being too soft on some people, Tutu used the commission model to help other nations and groups, including Northern Ireland, confront their conflicts.Since the apartheid years, Tutu has campaigned for human rights and fought HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia. He vocally opposed the Iraq War, at one point calling for then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush to stand trial for their roles in starting the war.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Faith & Politics Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA March 9, 2017 at 5:58 pm Mother Mary, thank you for taking the time to do this research and share it with the Church — a timely contribution to the current conversation regarding our participation in res publica. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH March 10, 2017 at 5:23 pm Thank you, Mary Frances. The discussion of South Africa and the role of Desmond Tutu, John Hines, and our Church in bringing about an end to apartheid is particularly relevant to the situation in Israel/Palestine as we approach the 50th anniversary of occupation and colonization of the West Bank. The time has come to dust off the non-violent tools of boycott and divestment aimed at the occupation and settlements to save the possibility of a two-state solution and stave off the unitary apartheid state that is emerging between the Jordan and the sea. Yes, it is indeed ‘a religious obligation to oppose racism. If you do not, you disobey God.’ Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (5) Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL S. Elizabeth Searle says: Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopalians, Anglicans have been involved in political actions for decades Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ March 9, 2017 at 6:38 pm Thanks so much for this inspiring collection. I’ll add one more name to what can be a long list: The Rt. Rev. Duncan M. Gray Jr. Gray, who from the beginning of his career took risks as a voice against racism and for justice in Mississippi during the 50s and 60s. As we think about Christians who took controversial stands in the past for God’s justice and peace, let us remind ourselves that they were often “ahead of their times,” and that these stands are mostly ones that the vast majority of us accept today as “Just and right.” If you are interested in knowing more about Bishop Gray’s work, see my biography And One Was a Priest Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Vicki Gray says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 9, 2017 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK March 10, 2017 at 5:49 pm Thank you, Mary Frances, for this great selection of Christian prophets. One thing I would want to add to the piece on Tutu: his fierce work for justice has always been colored by a marvelous sense of humor and joy. You don’t have to be angry all the time to be a prophet, and I have always thought Tutu’s laughter clearly telegraphed his faith. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

TAP for Bristol raises over £30k in year one through contactless donations

first_img“Twelve months ago we could not have imagined just how vital the homelessness prevention work funded by TAP for Bristol would become.  Now, the impact of Covid-19 on people’s lives and livelihoods has made the need for early intervention to prevent homelessness more important than ever. Demand for good quality housing advice from people worried about losing their homes has rocketed since lockdown and the TAP partnership is working hard to ensure they find it.“Seeking housing advice early really works to prevent homelessness, and over the next 12 months we will be working harder than ever to ensure communities in Bristol have somewhere to turn.”The TAP for Bristol allows people to make a £3 contactless donation via their credit or debit card through a network of contactless donation points in windows and on hand-held devices across the city centre. All donations are used to tackle homelessness through both prevention work and emergency support, with the funds divided equally between Caring in Bristol and local frontline services facilitated by the Quartet Community Foundation which manages the grant programme and the donations.  434 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 16 October 2020 | News  435 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis TAP for Bristol raises over £30k in year one through contactless donations Bristolians have donated more than £30,000 to support homeless people through the city’s TAP for Bristol contactless donation scheme since it launched just over a year ago.To mark World Homeless Day on 10 October a new TAP point was installed at Bristol Temple Meads station, supported by Network Rail. This is the latest in the series of contactless donation points throughout the city since they were introduced in September last year by the Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Caring in Bristol.Celebrating TAP for Bristol‘s first birthday, the City Centre BID also made its second £10,000 donation of funds raised. Half of the money will be used to help homeless people in Bristol move into new, permanent homes and half will be used to support and prevent people at risk from losing their home.This follows the £10,000 donated earlier this year to help homeless people isolating in a Bristol hostel during the coronavirus lockdown and to fund homelessness prevention work. Charities and organisations will shortly be invited to apply for funding from the next £10,000 of funds raised. Grant applications will be assessed by Quartet Community Foundation. A portion of the latest donation will go to homelessness charity St Mungo’s, which has been working on the streets of Bristol throughout lockdown supporting more than 460 people who were rough sleeping or in communal shelters into emergency hotel accommodation. St Mungo’s will facilitate personal budgets of up to £500 for up to ten people to buy items for their new homes.Caring in Bristol is using its portion of the funding to continue its homeless prevention and early intervention support including training volunteers and funding a money advisor and a housing advisor. The additional investment has helped fund intensive advice case work, via Bristol Housing Advice Service, for people at risk of homelessness, helping them stay in their homes or find good accommodation alternatives.Together the charities have also produced a bespoke ‘Housing Support Handbook‘ in partnership with the ACFA Advice Network, containing vital information on people’s rights and sources of advice for tenants and homeowners.Vicky Lee, project lead for TAP for Bristol at Bristol City Centre BID said:“It says so much about our great city and the spirit of Bristol that even through the toughest of years people have donated an incredible £30,000 to help homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.“We would like to thank everyone for such generosity and we are delighted to be able to announce the next funding grants which will help people get set up in new, permanent and safe accommodation as well as support others who may be at risk of losing their home. Bristol’s TAP points offer a fast, easy and safe way to donate money in a way that delivers real impact.”Steven Dodds, partnerships and grants manager at Caring in Bristol, added:  Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: contactless 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

24th Annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena” Raises Nearly $14,000 for Local Charities

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® (PFAR) Charitable Foundation raised nearly $14,000 at its 24th annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena” on September 15. Hundreds of local real estate professionals, their clients, and members of the public enjoyed the unique opportunity to sample menus from dozens of participating restaurants in one evening, making this year’s event another success.It’s a great way to get out and discover all the gems of beautiful, historic Old Pasadena,” event chairperson Kerri Lewin said. “More importantly, ‘Taste’ is just one of our many fundraisers allowing us to donate over $100,000 to local charities and to grant college scholarships to public students each year.”PFAR Charitable Foundation would like to thank this year’s sponsor, Escrow Trust Advisors, in addition to the participating restaurants and the hundreds of guests who came out in support. Special thanks go to Charitable Foundation Chairperson Matt McIntyre and “A Taste of Old Pasadena” Chairperson Kerri Lewin for organizing another successful event.Since 1999, PFAR Charitable Foundation has contributed nearly two million dollars to the community. Dedicated REALTORS® and REALTOR® Affiliates donate time and talent to host fundraising events including Wine Tasting in June, Bingo Night in November, and Wreath Auction in December. For more information on these events, visit pfarcf.org.About the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS®Founded in 1907, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® has built an industry-wide reputation of being one of the strongest real estate associations in the nation. Serving the communities of Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, South Pasadena, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta and Sunland-Tujunga, the Association’s goals are to promote success for its members and preserve real property rights, while enforcing the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®. Over the years, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® has expanded its mission to serve as a constructive force in the improvement of the quality of life within the community. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newscenter_img Top of the News Subscribe 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Giving Back 24th Annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena” Raises Nearly $14,000 for Local Charities Story and Photography by PFAR Charitable Foundation Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 | 6:35 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

‘Music at Noon’ and Christmas Eve Services at Pasadena Presbyterian Church This Week

first_img Community News Dr. Mark Smutny (inset)Pasadena Presbyterian Church will be featuring California-based mezzo-soprano Argenta Walther during Music at Noon this Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. Music at Noon is 30 minutes of sublime music presented weekly in free concerts by performers from across Los Angeles and around the world. Walther is a vocalist with a wide repertoire spanning from the medieval period to the avant-garde. With a particular affinity for contemporary music, she has enjoyed singing the works of Harry Partch, Marc Sabat, and Wolfgang von Schweinitz under the auspices of MicroFest, Los Angeles’ festival of microtonal music. Walther will be accompanied by Traci Esslinger on the piano. An active performer of both solo and chamber music, Esslinger is a Los Angeles native committed to the exploration of contemporary as well as traditional repertoire. On Thursday, December 24, the Church will be offering two Christmas services – a Christmas Eve Family Service at 4 p.m., and a Candlelight Communion Service at 9 p.m. The children of PPC’s Carol Choir and Rainbow Choir will be performing in “Sing With us the Christmas Story,” a special pageant during the Family Service. There will also be plenty of audience carol singing. At 9 p.m., Dr. Mark Smutny, Senior Pastor, will preach at the Candlelight Communion Service. Music will be provided by the Kirk Choir, singing “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol,” and “The Infant King,”and the Van Etten Handbell Choir playing “Angel Tidings.” Judith Siirila will be singing Adolphe Adam’s “O Holy Night.” The service will also feature plenty of congregational carol singing. Pasadena Presbyterian Church is at 585 E Colorado Blvd., corner of Madison Ave., in downtown Pasadena. The church’s parking lots can be accessed from Union Street west of Madison Avenue and from Madison north of Union. For more information, call the church office at (626) 793-2191 or visit the website, www.ppc.net. For the Music Ministry visit ppcmusic.org More Cool Stuff Faith & Religion News ‘Music at Noon’ and Christmas Eve Services at Pasadena Presbyterian Church This Week From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 21, 2015 | 2:46 pm Subscribe Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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.center_img 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Center Appoints One Additional Judge Each Of Calcutta & Himachal Pradesh HC As Permanent Judges [Read Notifications]

first_imgNews UpdatesCenter Appoints One Additional Judge Each Of Calcutta & Himachal Pradesh HC As Permanent Judges [Read Notifications] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 July 2020 10:02 PMShare This – xThe Central Government has notified the appointment of one Additional Judge each from the High Courts of Calcutta and Himachal Pradesh, as permanent Judges of those High Courts. The Government has approved the proposal to appoint Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay, Additional Judge of the Calcutta High Court, as a permanent Judge. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court on…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central Government has notified the appointment of one Additional Judge each from the High Courts of Calcutta and Himachal Pradesh, as permanent Judges of those High Courts. The Government has approved the proposal to appoint Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay, Additional Judge of the Calcutta High Court, as a permanent Judge. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court on May 2, 2018. The Government has also approved the proposal to appoint Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua, Additional Judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, as a permanent Judge. She was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court on May 30, 2019. The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended their appointment as permanent Judges, earlier this month. Click Here To Download Calcutta Notification Click Here To Download HP Notification 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

Sushant Singh Rajput Death: SC Reserves Order On Rhea Chakraborty’s Plea To Transfer Bihar FIR To Mumbai [Court Room Exchange]

first_imgTop StoriesSushant Singh Rajput Death: SC Reserves Order On Rhea Chakraborty’s Plea To Transfer Bihar FIR To Mumbai [Court Room Exchange] Sanya Talwar & Nilshish Chaudhary11 Aug 2020 5:38 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its orders in a plea filed by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty seeking transfer of an FIR filed against her from Patna to Mumbai.The Court also asked all parties to submit a written note by Thursday, August 13.A Single Judge Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy heard all parties involved, who had complied with the Court’s August 5 Order, directing them to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its orders in a plea filed by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty seeking transfer of an FIR filed against her from Patna to Mumbai.The Court also asked all parties to submit a written note by Thursday, August 13.A Single Judge Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy heard all parties involved, who had complied with the Court’s August 5 Order, directing them to file their responses within 3 days to Chakraborty’s plea to transfer the case. The State of Maharashtra had also filed its report regarding the status of the investigation.Representing Chakraborty, Senior Advocate Shyam Divan asserted that it was only the Mumbai Police who had the authority to handle the case, while Patna Police had no jurisdiction to have registered the case at all. “Bandra Police Station has the jurisdiction to handle this case. I would like to point out that Rajeev Nagar is the address of Sushant’s father, which is where the FIR was filed. This has no consequence. Patna police has no jurisdiction to register a case”, argued Divan.He also informed Court that, according to law, if an FIR is registered at a place where the crime was not committed, a ZERO FIR could be registered and transferred to the State which had jurisdiction.Divan went on to inform the court of the ‘considerable delay’ in the filing of the FIR in Bihar, which took place nearly 38 days after the actor’s death. On the other hand, added the senior advocate, the Mumbai Police is doing substantial work and has already recorded 56 witness statements.Highlighting this delay in filing an FIR, Divan went on to aver that there was an apprehension with regard to justice being done if the Bihar police were allowed to continue the probe, due to State involvement, bias and media trial that has engulfed this case.Buttressing his point, Divan pointed out how the case is riddled with political agenda, which is being propelled by political pressure being mounted by news reports.”Justice shall only be met if my client’s prayers are allowed…The ends of justice, in this case, are met by granting a transfer from Patna to Mumbai…When My lord is considering the ‘ends of Justice’, all these aspects become extremely important including political pressure and agendas as well as the delay in filing FIR against Rhea Chakraborty”, urged the petitioner’s counsel.Divan alluded to the political mileage which is being grappled with in this case and the political pressure for registration of FIR against the actress who is being victimized for the allegations made against her by the late actor’s family. Having laid down the averments made by Rajput’s father against Chakraborty, Divan added that “an element of the usage of this case for political agendas is apparent. My lords must also consider that there are real people involved in this case. Rhea Chakraborty was in love with the deceased, and now she is now being trolled and victimized…the media is sensationalizing the late actor’s case. A huge media trial is being played out, which is extremely undesirable.”Having referred to news reports which “strongly suggest a lot of political force has been used in order to register an FIR against her” Divan argued that a fair agency must investigate the matter.In this light, he pointed out that the CBI released a notification immediately after the Bihar Government recommended a CBI probe. Thus, the Mumbai Police must investigate, he argued.”The manner in which they have tried to sidestep the jurisdiction of the Court has also caused disquiet”, concluded Divan.Divan now apprising the bench about Area Jurisdictions in criminal cases.Divan refers to Section 156(2) of the CRPC.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 11, 2020Sushant Singh’s Death Being Sensationalized;Media Trial Causing Trauma : Rhea Chakraborty Tells SC Appearing for the State of Bihar, senior advocate Maninder Singh rebutted the argument of political pressure in his State and stated, there was no investigation being carried out by the Mumbai police since there was no FIR that had been registered in the State.Singh: “The inquiry investigation under Sections 174 and 175 of CRPC have to be carried out. Registration of FIR was extremely necessary to come to the aspect of whether the death of Rajput was homicide or suicide. The Mumbai Police did not do so! 56 witnesses examined by Mumbai police, but Maharashtra has not registered an FIR. It only mentions Sections 174 & 175 (of CrPC) and comes straight to examining witnesses?”Having pointed this out, Singh alleged that there was political pressure in Maharashtra and not Bihar, because of which the Police had failed to register an FIR. “Looks like there is political pressure in Maharashtra which disallowed the registration of an FIR in the case”, he said.Singh also relied on this point to defend allegations of delay on part of the Bihar police in registering an FIR.”As far as the delay in filing of FIR by Bihar Police is concerned, there is no activity by the Mumbai Police. It is pertinent to note that my FIR is the only FIR in this case. What I have done regarding registration of the FIR is my duty as the Government. Whether there is jurisdiction or not will be looked into when investigation is complete”, iterated Singh.He further submitted that it was the obligation of the Investigating Officer to conduct the investigation, regardless of territorial jurisdiction.”Your lordship’s judgment in Talvinder Singh says that it is the duty to register the FIR & undertake an investigation in cognizable offences.”In conclusion, Singh stated that no investigation was being conducted by the Mumbai police and Rhea’s plea was not maintainable.Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing the State of Maharashtra, argued that “murder of the Code of Criminal Procedure” was on display here, where jurisdiction is the casualty.He urged that this matter was not one of the jurisdiction of Bihar or Maharashtra, but of subverting the process of law.Having submitted the report of the investigation, under Section 174 of CrPC, in a sealed cover, Singhvi elaborated on the politics and sensationalism involved around this case. Singhvi: “The amount of sensationalism attached to a transfer petition, I have never seen. Everybody has become judge, juror, prosecution. The murder of the CrPC is being attempted here. This case is nothing but politics. In light of the impending elections in Bihar. Once election over, nobody would hear the case…Has your lordship ever seen a state so desperately pursuing a case for prosecution? I think not.”The senior counsel pointed out that the only claim regarding Bihar having the jurisdiction to investigate this case was that the deceased belonged to that State.He averred to Supreme Court’s findings in the recent Arnab Goswami case to argue that the registration of a case is State-specific only. Again arguing that there was more at stake here than jurisdiction, Singhvi elaborated as follows-“If any of these submissions are allowed, it will be a travesty. The word federalism is not mentioned anywhere in the constitution. It is the only word which is not in the preamble but has been held to be part of basic structure!”Singhvi for Maharashtra: Has your lordships ever seen a state so desperately pursuing a case for prosecution? I think not. If any of these submissions are allowed, it will be a travesty. #RheaChakraborty #SCForSushant #CBIforShushant— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 11, 2020With regard to the issue of transferring the matter to the CBI, Singhvi added that the same usually happens only in “rare and exceptional cases” while questioning the authority of a Single Judge to order the transfer of a case to the CBI. “Without a finding of perversity, no reason for it to go to the CBI”, he concluded.’Without Valid Consent From Maharashtra Govt., CBI Has No Jurisdiction To Investigate Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death’: Mumbai Police Tells SC [Read Petition]Representing Sushant’s family, senior advocate Vikas Singh alleged that Chakraborty did not allow the deceased actor to speak to his father. In this light, he agreed with Singhvi that the CrPC was being ‘murdered’ but by Chakraborty.Hinting at the politics of the situation, Singh alluded to Patna IPS officer Vinay Tiwari being quarantined by BMC on August 2. He alleged that the BMC wrongly quarantined Tiwari, and on August 3, immediately amended the rules applicable for putting someone under home quarantine.In light of this, and given the fact that the family has lost their son, Singh urged Court to give its approval for a CBI enquiry.Arguing on behalf of the CBI, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta pointed out that there was no FIR registered in Mumbai, the ‘so-called investigation’ had termed Rajput’s death a suicide and that there was no case pending in the case in Mumbai to argue that all action taken by the Mumbai Police is bad in law.Arguing extensively that the Mumbai Police had not followed procedure, Mehta stated as follows:”How could they not follow a procedure? Why not register an FIR under Section 154 of the Criminal Code? Why not intimate Magistrate under 157?Whatever has been done in terms of the so-called “investigation” by Mumbai Police in Sushant Singh Rajput’s case does not stand the test of law.”SG for #CBI: Whatever has been done in terms of the so-called “investigation” by @MumbaiPolice into #SushantSinghRajputDeathCase —- does not stand test of law.#CBICantBeDeniedForSSR— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 11, 2020The Solicitor General went on to discount the statements taken by the Mumbai Police and reminded Court that an investigation must take place as per law.”The recorded statements which run into 56 in number as absolutely irrelevant because no process of law followed by the Police…Your lordships are dealing with the investigation as understood in law per se, whether the investigation itself is valid in law and not the validity of Bihar’s FIR” he concluded.After rejoinder arguments, Justice Roy reserved his Order and asked all parties to submit a note with their written submissions by August 13.[Sushant Singh Death Case] Mumbai Police Siding With Rhea, Not Cooperating With Investigation: Bihar Govt. Tells SC [Read Affidavit]BackgroundRhea Chakraborty had approached the Top Court last month, seeking transfer of the FIR from Patna to Mumbai and stay on the investigation by the Bihar police on the allegations of Rajput’s father that she abetted suicide of his actor son.However, the Single Judge bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy refused to grant a stay in the Bollywood actress’s plea, and granted 3 days to all parties to file a reply and sought an update from State of Maharashtra on the Investigation done by Mumbai Police.Chakraborty’s move to rush to the Top court assumes significance in view of the fact that a four-member probe team of Bihar police is already in Mumbai and may seek to interrogate the actress as the FIR lodged at Patna by Rajput’s father, K K Singh, contained allegations of severe criminal offences such as abetment of suicide and criminal breach of trust under the IPC.Upon Singh’s complaint, on July 25, an FIR was lodged at the Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna against Chakraborty and six others, including her family members. The FIR attracts various sections of IPC including 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property). Rhea Chakraborty has already recorded her statement with the Mumbai police.A day before the hearing, on August 10, Chakraborty filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the late actor’s death was a case of suicide and is “being blown out of proportion” due to the impending elections in Bihar.The sad incident of the death of Sushant Singh Rajput who hailed from Bihar unfortunately occurred just in wake of elections in Bihar. This has led to the issue of suicide of deceased being isolated and blown out of proportion” says Rhea in her affidavit.Chakraborty alleges that the issue has been sensationalised by media channels where all witnesses are being examined and cross-examined and she has been convicted “even before foul play in the death of Sushant Singh Rajput is established”.In her affidavit before the Top Court, she has drawn corollaries of the Late actor’s case with the 2G scam case and the unfortunate Arush Talwar murder case, stating that this media trial has caused here “extreme trauma” and has “infringed her of privacy”.Rajput, aged 34, was found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and since then the Mumbai police has been probing the case keeping in mind various angles.His suspected death by suicide has triggered a debate on alleged nepotism and favouritism in the Hindi film industry, with several political leaders and film personalities demanding a CBI investigation.Next Storylast_img read more

Fines for people breaching 5km travel limit come into force

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday January 11thNext article4,929 new Covid-19 cases and 8 deaths confirmed News Highland WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Twittercenter_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Fines for people breaching 5km travel limit come into force People who breach Covid-19 travel restrictions for non-essential purposes will be fined €100 from today.It’ll be issued by Gardaí to anyone who refuses a request to turn back.The fixed charge penalty notice will arrive in the post and a person will have 28 days to pay it.Gardaí say it’ll also no longer consult with the Director of Public Prosecutions before issuing these fines. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – January 11, 2021 Pinterestlast_img read more