FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) 2007 Abridged Report

first_imgFBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 abridged results.For more information about FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw)  2007 abridged results.Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Sudanese diaspora longs for lasting peace in homeland

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I hope you feel better. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 By Matthew DaviesPosted May 16, 2014 Africa, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA center_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA South Sudanese flee an attack on the South Sudanese town of Renk, arrive at a border gate in Joda, along the Sudanese border, April 18. Photo: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/ReutersFurther ENS coverage on South Sudan, including recent video interviews with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, is available here.[Episcopal News Service] Almost three months have passed since Sudanese Angelina Rambang last heard from her husband. He’d been working with a bank in Juba, South Sudan, when fighting erupted last December after President Salva Kiir accused his sacked former deputy turned rebel leader Riek Machar of plotting a coup d’état.The resulting conflict has forced some 1.5 million people to flee their homes to escape the violence, and thousands have died, a harsh reality as the Episcopal Church commemorates the Martyrs of Sudan on May 16. Kiir and Machar agreed to a truce on May 9, but fighting has continued in some parts of South Sudan and 5 million people are now in urgent need of humanitarian aid.Rambang is taking each day as it comes. But the mother of four, a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in San Jose, says: “I am a Christian. I have faith in God that maybe [my husband] is hiding somewhere and maybe there will be a time he will call.”The current conflict is “devastating, inexplicable,” she said, speaking by telephone one morning from her San Jose home during a brief break between returning from the school run and heading out to classes at Mission College, where she is a pre-nursing student.“Too many people are dying, suffering,” she said of her East African homeland. “It must come to an end.”Gabriel Tor, also a member of the Sudanese diaspora living in the U.S., describes the conflict in similar terms. “It’s needless, heartbreaking,” he told ENS during a recent telephone interview.[ooyala code=”FxbDF2bTow_-C_ofdQMOCj8DvyeraYBp” player_id=”d4a5625b85af485eb1fff640076c5be6″]After South Sudan separated from the Islamic north following decades of civil war and as the result of a 2011 independence referendum, “we had high hopes that we were going to be peaceful, a better economy, modernizing ourselves and building the civilization that we have missed for years,” said Tor, also a member of Trinity Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real.Tor was five years old in 1987 when he and his elder brother fled to Ethiopia to escape Sudan’s civil war. Four years later, they returned to their home in Twic East, Jonglei State, but within months the wrath of the Khartoum government had forced them to flee again. Months later, they reached the Kenyan border. The Red Cross came to their rescue and drove them to the Kakuma Refugee Camp where they lived for 12 years, fighting malnutrition and outbreaks of disease.“I give thanks that by the grace of God I have made it this far,” he said.Like many Sudanese currently in their 30s who moved to the U.S. as part of a resettlement program and came to be known as the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan, Rambang and Tor share similar stories of survival; talk of their deep, unwavering faith; and dream of a lasting peace in their homeland.Rambang also left her parents at a very young age to escape the violence in southern Sudan. Like Tor and thousands of others, she walked hundreds of miles to Ethiopia, back to Sudan, and ended up at Kakuma, where she stayed for 10 years. She married her husband Joseph in 2002; they were resettled to San Jose in 2004. Many of the Lost Boys and Girls were resettled with the support of Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement program of the Episcopal Church.After half a century of civil war, and all of the joy and hope that accompanied a 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the formation of the new nation, the Sudanese diaspora has watched in shock as their homeland has been plunged back into conflict.President Kiir is from the Dinka tribe and rebel leader Machar is Nuer, representing the two main Sudanese ethnic groups, which has led to claims that the conflict is tribal.Rambang is Nuer and Tor is Dinka. Yet, like many of their fellow Sudanese, they share the same view that the current conflict stems primarily from political differences.In many places, Tor said, Nuer and Dinka “are not in conflict because they realize that the issues are mostly political … The abuse came when both men [Kiir and Machar] used their tribal names to establish their claims.”Even though there have been ethnic elements to the conflict and several instances of intertribal fighting, “it is the government and the rebels telling them to do this,” said Rambang, adding that in South Sudan, many Dinka and Nuer live peacefully and attend the same churches. “If you tie something to a rock and drag it, it will follow you. That is what the leaders are doing. They are the ones leading the killing of the people. The leaders of the country [are responsible] and they must bring this to an end.”But Tor also acknowledged that the situation is very complicated, varies from region to region, and that it is challenging for accurate information to permeate all the communities of South Sudan, as well as the rest of the world.For example, Tor said, “there are still Nuer generals standing with the army saying that this is not tribal and who some are calling traitors because they have not joined the rebellion against the government. But there are still many who are uneducated or uninformed who do not understand how this started or where it is going, and they are making it tribal.”Bul Garang Mabil agrees.“What is currently happening in South Sudan is not a tribal or ethnic issue but a failure of the post-war development programs in which tribal and ethnic affiliations have been exploited and manipulated,” said Mabil, who was resettled in 2000 to Jackson, Mississippi, after several years at Kakuma. Fourteen years later he is an active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson and works for the Mississippi Department of Transportation.“What is not being reported in the media is the level of propaganda that both sides to the conflict have been using to rally or scare others into supporting their causes for the violence,” he told ENS in a recent interview.“Since Christians in the United States pressed so hard for an independent South Sudan and have spoken consistently against the actions of the Government of Sudan [in the north], we must speak with equal clarity and consistency and frequency against violence within [the] largely Christian South Sudan,” he said, underscoring the need for Americans to speak out on the issue and write to President Barack Obama and members of Congress. “To say nothing, or so say little too late, is to be complicit in evil. We must speak loudly and clearly against the killing, terror, and starvation and do what we can to nurture peace.”The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations on May 16 provided a template for an advocacy letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging him to support peace and reconciliation in South Sudan.The Rev. Zachariah Char shortly after his ordination in 2007. Photo: Diocese of Western MichiganThe Rev. Zachariah Jok Char also moved to the U.S. in 2000 at the age of 19, after calling Kakuma his home for 13 years.He paid his way through college in Michigan, working as a dishwasher and at a meat factory, and earned a bachelor’s degree in social work and biblical studies.He now works in the refugee department at Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has served as pastor of the Sudanese Grace Episcopal Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan since 2007.He was visiting South Sudan in December 2013 when the conflict erupted and was forced to abandon his mission to build a medical clinic in his home village of Duk Padiet.“When I heard the sound of guns, the night of Dec. 15, I was so sad and ashamed because I was not expecting the South Sudanese to fight one another,” he said.Before he was evacuated by the U.S. Embassy on Dec. 19, he was able to visit the hospital to donate blood for the wounded, especially the civilians, he said. He spent a week in Kenya, expecting that the fighting would cease and he’d be able to return to South Sudan. When it was clear that the war was escalating, he flew back to the U.S. on Dec. 30.Like Bul, Char holds the politicians responsible and says that the only way to ensure a lasting peace is from relentless pressure from the international community.The cover of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church publication show the Rev. Thon Chol being ordained to the diaconate by Virginia Bishop Suffragan David JonesThe Rev. Thon Chol, deacon of the Sudanese congregation at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia, said that the scale of human suffering and the scale of political greed among the leaders have not been sufficiently reported by the media.Chol described his congregation, which is primarily Dinka but also includes other Sudanese ethnicities, as “very inclusive. If you talk to the average Dinka or Nuer, we all have the same dreams. Our politicians are sometimes the ones who don’t get along, and when this happens they go back to their tribal affiliation [and] … brainwash people to achieve their personal goals.”The current crisis, Chol said, has taken a new emotional toll on the south Sudanese. “It was different when we were fighting the common enemy [the Khartoum government]. We thought that when we get independence everything would be OK. This latest conflict has somewhat killed our hope. We are fighting ourselves now … Right now a lot of people are very hopeless, but still as a Christian, as a pastor, I say we need to look to God. During the war God was our main protector.”Chol, who was resettled in Michigan in 2000, was an ambassador for the Partners in Peace project in 2011 that worked among several villages in Jonglei State to build a society of reconciliation.“There is a need for true reconciliation in South Sudan,” he said. “People need to talk and come to full admission and acceptance for a way to move forward. Here in the diaspora we also need reconciliation and dialogue. We need to open a new chapter.”Chol raised concerns that some of the messages and responses from the Sudanese diaspora throughout the recent conflict have not always been helpful. “We have contributed to the current problem in South Sudan because there is inconsistency in what we’ve been saying. There has been so much propaganda and lies; a lot of hateful messages, very demeaning and targeting particular tribes. So we have been trying to address that. A lot of people pick up just pieces of information.”The Rev. Ross Kane, associate rector at St. Paul’s, serves alongside Chol and says he’s heard tragic stories from members of the Sudanese congregation there, “many of whom have lost loved ones and have seen tremendous suffering.”As a former Episcopal Church missionary in South Sudan, working with the New Sudan Council of Churches, Kane wishes that the church’s work for peace and reconciliation there would get more attention. “It profoundly changed the landscape in the region and should be a source for hope in overcoming the current conflict,” he said.Episcopalians and Roman Catholics account for the vast majority of the population in South Sudan.Episcopal Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul was summoned to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to take part in the May 9 negotiations between Kiir and Machar. Deng led the two men in prayer before they signed the peace deal.Deng was appointed chairperson of the national reconciliation committee by Kiir in April 2013, a move that highlights the central role that the church plays in peacebuilding and helping to heal the mental wounds in South Sudan following decades of civil war with the Islamic north.South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar (R) and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (L) hold Episcopal Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul’s hands as they pray before signing a peace agreement in Addis Ababa May 9. Photo: Goran Tomasevic/ReutersKane believes the path to peace can be found through the church, and in particular through the pioneering work of the New Sudan Council of Churches, an ecumenical body which facilitated grassroots peace negotiations in the 1990s, bringing together Dinka and Nuer chiefs, politicians and religious leaders in order to name past atrocities and to seek restitution.“The peace process spread across southern Sudan, building unity among southern Sudanese; such unity proved vital in ending Sudan’s civil war and in securing South Sudan’s independence,” he said.One of the challenges he senses with today’s conflict is that the government and other leaders “still behave like it’s a rebel movement, so there is a desire for wholesale political reform but no sense of how to do it without destabilizing things even more,” he said.Kane says he feels “profoundly sad to see that the people who struggled for so long to find self-determination…are now undergoing such a tragedy.”But he doesn’t lose hope. “When I see the people of South Sudan who are putting their lives on the line to accept refugees of different ethnicities in their home; when I see southern Sudanese church leaders putting their lives on the line for the sake of peace; when I see the way churches are collaborating with [tribal] chiefs and non-Christians, Muslims to try to form a peaceful movement … That is where I see God. The spirit is moving and there are witnesses for peace, but as much as they don’t make headlines, they are a major part of South Sudanese culture.”Kane describes the Sudanese as “a proud people. They are, to me, the best representation of the indomitable human spirit. They’ve lived through decades of civil war, and they do not lose hope. There is something profoundly inspiring in that to me.”Meanwhile, Rambang and Tor, Nuer and Dinka, along with their fellow Sudanese in the diaspora, continue to pray together for a lasting peace in their homeland.The Rev. Jerry Drino has dedicated the last 10 years to supporting and mentoring people like Rambang and Tor, through his ministry at Trinity Cathedral in San Jose and his education and outreach agency Hope With South Sudan. He says he has shared in their suffering, but has been inspired equally “by their resilience, faith and optimism that God had not abandoned them and that God was in their suffering, in their struggles, in their dying and in their rebirth.”“I almost have the feeling that there is no place to be overwhelmed and paralyzed by what is happening, because as long as there is the smallest sliver of light coming through the darkness, that is sufficient,” he said.Over the years, Drino says he’s “participated in the weaving of a safety net for all of us, Sudanese and others, so that when disaster hits the impact is absorbed by the whole community.“I am humbled to be a part of this community that will not be defeated, but in love look beyond the chaos to see a new society, a new church waiting to be restored and made new.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has called the Episcopal Church to prayer and action for South Sudan. For further information and resources for prayer and action, visit: www.episcopalchurch.org/sudanThe U.S.-based Episcopal Church has long-standing partnerships with the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan, through companion diocese relationships, Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) programs and the advocacy work of the Office of Government Relations.Current companion relationships include Albany (New York) with the Province of Sudan, Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) with Kajo Keji, Chicago with Renk, Indianapolis with Bor, Missouri with Lui, Rhode Island with Ezo, Southwestern Virginia with the Province of Sudan, and Virginia with the Province of Sudan.Partnerships also exist through various networks such as the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan and Hope With South Sudan. 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (3) Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Jerry Drino says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing May 17, 2014 at 9:30 am Matt, thank your for bringing voices from the South Sudanese Diaspora to this observance of a Day of Prayer for Peace in South Sudan. These courageous young people are in our midst, a witness to the presence of God in their suffering and the suffering of their people. Your piece allows us to know them more closely. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Sudanese diaspora longs for lasting peace in homeland Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments are closed. 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American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem responds to…

first_img Israel-Palestine, Posted Nov 14, 2019 Rector Bath, NC [American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem] John Lent, executive director of American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, issued the following statement on Nov. 14 in response to volleys this week of rocket fire from Gaza and deadly Israeli airstrikes on the Palestinian territory after an Israeli airstrike killed the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader.Dear Friends,I’m sure you’ve followed the tragic news from Gaza and Israel over the past several days. In the wake of the killing of an Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza by Israeli security forces, subsequent missile strikes from Gaza into southern Israel, and retaliatory air strikes by Israel, 34 Gazans – including civilian children and adults, have been killed and 111 have been wounded. Fifty-three Israelis have received medical attention for shrapnel wounds, injuries incurred while seeking protection, and symptoms of acute stress.As I write, a negotiated truce is in place and security restrictions have been lifted at the borders and in communities in southern Israel. However, no one can predict the stability of the cease-fire or if, in the coming days, the violence will reignite.We do know this: As American Friends we cannot forget our brothers and sisters at Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City who, no matter what each day brings, continue to serve, with dignity and respect, every person who enters the hospital’s gate seeking treatment and comfort.Suhaila Tarazi, Ahli Hospital’s director, (pictured at left) wrote to us this morning, “Thank you for your prayers. We are deeply concerned by the recently escalated hostilities between Israel and armed groups for the third day. Gaza is full of fear and this has further strained the deteriorated humanitarian situation. Ahli Arab Hospital is playing a big role in treating injuries and victims of trauma who seek our services. Because Ahli is one of the hospitals used by the health system during emergencies, we need to rebuild our stock of medical supplies to meet the needs of Gazans.”She told us the hospital’s most pressing needs: medicine, medical supplies, screws for orthopedic surgery and diesel fuel to run generators needed because of daily power outages.I visited Ahli Hospital on October 31. After my visit, I received a note from Suhaila. She wrote, “You have left us with the feeling that we are not alone in this ministry. Without your strong stand beside us it would be difficult for us to continue.” She sent the message to me, but she is talking about you. You are the support structure for Ahli Hospital in this country. You give Suhaila and her team the strength and resources to continue their remarkable Christian witness in Gaza.Thank you for your prayers for their ongoing ministry and the safety of all people in Gaza and the region. To donate to Ahli and to learn more, visit our website at www.afedj.org.Today, families in Gaza prepare to bury their dead. Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza attend memorial services and funerals. Below is an intercession for the people of Gaza for use in your personal prayers and to share with your congregation and friends.With gratitude and hope,John LentExecutive DirectorAn Intercession for the People of GazaGod of peace, whose beloved Son was born not far to the East in Bethlehem, we pray for the people of Gaza that they may be assured of your unfailing love.Grant them freedom from fear and give them hope for a future safe from harm. In the midst of their sorrow, keep them from despair.For all who are injured, in mind, body, and soul, we pray they find healing.For all who have been killed, we pray they find rest.For all who grieve, we pray they find comfort.For leaders on all sides, we pray for a renewed will to lay down arms, for the strength to put the grievances and wrongs suffered by their people to rest, and for the conviction to embrace a path of reconciliation and peace that preserves the rights and dignity of all of your children.God of justice, help us to remember there is no border that can separate us from your great love, no stone that can sound the well of your deep mercy.Bless our sisters and brothers in Gaza, especially your servants at Ahli Arab Hospital whose loving and tender care for all of their neighbors reveals the face of Christ.With abiding hope for a just and lasting peace in the land of the Holy One, we ask all this in the name of your Son, Jesus. Amen. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem responds to deadly violence in Gaza Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

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Scott Deasy try for Munster against Edinburgh

first_imgMonday Feb 22, 2010 Scott Deasy try for Munster against Edinburgh Munster had two players sent to the sin-bin and three injured but they managed to overcome the challenge and beat Edinburgh 19-12 in a competitive Magners League match at Musgrave Park on the weekend.Paul Warwick went off injured early on so was replaced by young academy player Scott Deasy, who went on to score the best try of the match, with this great individual effort.Unfortunately for Deasy it wasnt plain sailing, as he missed five kicks at goal, adding to the pressure Munster were already experiencing from the Edinburgh side.Edinburghs David Blair kicked four penalties and slotted a drop goal, but they were unable to come up with a try as they took home only a losing bonus point from the match.Alan Quinlan was yellow carded for a ruck offence, and later Lifeimi Mafi was also sin-binned, that time for a tackle off the ball. They held on for the win though, with Deasys superb line break and chip and chase proving the difference in the end.Edinburgh coach Rob Moffat rued the missed chances and lack of killer instinct from his side, citing a strange ten minute period where they should have gone ahead.“The turning point was when Munster got a yellow card and scored eight points while they were down to fourteen men,” Moffat said.“They just upped their game during that period and were pretty clinical in scoring the try.We created a lot of good chances but didn’t take them, and I think that was the difference between the sides.“Like Munster, we hadn’t played for three weeks and I thought that showed in the end. You can expect to be sharp in everything you do if your players haven’t played for a month.“We played well overall and it’s just a pity that we didn’t come out the other side of it because we quite easily could have. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Scott Deasy try for Munster against Edinburgh | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

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Co-op Foundation seeks organisations for youth services contracts

first_imgThe Foundation currently funds 23 organisations tackling youth loneliness through grants worth £1.4m. This is set to expand in December with a further £3.5m of grants delivered through #iwill Fund and the Building Connections Fund enhanced Youth strand.  115 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 13 November 2018 | News Tagged with: Youth Co-op Foundation is inviting organisations to tender for two contracts designed to tackle youth loneliness by strengthening local youth services.The tenders are part of the Foundation’s partnership with the Government on the Building Connections Fund enhanced Youth strand, and include:Up to £85,000 (including VAT) to develop and support the ‘Belong’ Learning Network.Up to £150,000 (including VAT) to develop a suite of resources aimed at improving the capabilities of youth workers and youth organisations to tackle loneliness.Both contracts will run to the end of March 2021. Organisations can tender for one or both of these by midday on Monday 3 December 2018. Contracts will start in January 2019.More information about both tenders is available on the Co-op Foundation blog.Jim Cooke, Head of the Co-op Foundation, said:“Recent research funded by the Co-op Foundation found that 50% of youth workers believed a lack of training was a barrier to tackling loneliness. Organisations tendering for these contracts will help combat this by developing our Belong network to increase collaboration across the sector and creating free, shareable resources that will improve the capabilities of youth workers.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16center_img  116 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 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. Co-op Foundation seeks organisations for youth services contractslast_img read more

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San Diego solidarity with Palestine

first_imgOn April 14, a large crowd answered the call of the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans and gathered in San Diego’s famous Balboa Park to rally and march in solidarity with the Transnational Great Return March in Occupied Palestine. Participating organizations included Southwest Asian/North African Alliance, Islamic Center, Khaled Bakrawi Center, Palestinian Youth Movement, Students for Justice in Palestine-UC San Diego, Unión del Barrio, Workers World Party and Answer-San Diego.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

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European parliament calls for Ganji’s release, condemns Iran’s many press freedom violations

first_img20. Condemns the arrests and imprisonment of cyberjournalists and webloggers and the parallel censorship of several online publications, weblogs and internet sites as well as the recent arbitrary arrests of journalists and severe restriction of the media in Iran, and therefore calls on the Iranian authorities, especially the Iranian Parliament, to fulfil their obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and notably to allow the free expression of opinion on internet sites and in weblogs and the press; Organisation February 25, 2021 Find out more 26. Calls on the Commission to make effective use of the European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights in order to intensify contacts and cooperation with Iranian civil society and independent media and furthermore to support, together with the European Parliament, democracy and respect for human rights in Iran; Receive email alerts News March 18, 2021 Find out more ————————————————————————–Paris, 5 October 2005Dear Minister,Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, would like to draw your attention to the plight of Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji, who was returned to Evin prison from hospital on 3 September 2005 after a hunger strike that lasted more than 60 days. There has been no word from him for the past 42 days.Mr. Soleimani, the official in charge of Evin prison, said on 1 October that Mr. Ganji was in solitary confinement and his state of health was good. But we know the Iranian authorities have released false information about the condition of political prisoners in the past. Tehran prosecutor Said Mortazavi has moreover banned the press from mentioning Mr. Ganji.Mr. Ganji is believed to be in a separate cell in a special section of Evin prison. His solitary confinement flouts international human rights treaties and Iranian law, which is explicit about the rights of detainees to visits by their families and lawyers. The prison authorities seem to have no other goal than to break Mr. Ganji mentally and physically.It is deplorable that the Iranian authorities have not respected the undertakings to release him soon which they gave to him and his family after his hunger strike.At that time, Reporters Without Borders supported negotiations with certain members of the Iranian judiciary with the specific aim of Mr. Ganji’s release.The European Union has in the past demanded Mr. Ganji’s release. We would now like to ask you to arrange for your embassy in Iran to intercede with the Tehran authorities with a view to obtaining a meeting with Mr. Ganji or detailed information about his state of health.We would be very grateful if you would keep us informed of the results of your ministry’s initiatives.Sincerely, Robert MénardSecretary-General————————————————————————–P6_TA-PROV(2005)0382 IranEuropean Parliament resolution on Iran RSF_en (…) Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists 22. Calls on the Iranian authorities notably to unconditionally release Akbar Ganji, who is in poor health after more than five years of imprisonment and a hunger strike of 60 days, having served five and a half years of his six-year sentence for a press- and opinion-related offence, and also to release the lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, detained since 30 July 2005; Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists 23. Calls on the representatives of the Member States in Teheran to make urgent requests to the Iranian authorities in order to obtain detailed information on Mr Ganji’s situation and an authorisation to visit him;(…) Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa N. particularly concerned about the increasing reports regarding arbitrary arrests of and threats against journalists, cyberjournalists and webloggers, notably Ahmand Seraajee, who was arrested on 30 June 2005, while also recalling the continued imprisonment of other journalists for the mere exercise of their right to freedom of expression, notably Akbar Ganji, who was imprisoned over five years ago together with 17 other Iranian journalists and who has been in extremely poor health due to a 60-day hunger strike but whose wife has been denied access to him, IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information A European parliament resolution (see extracts below) yesterday called on the Iranian authorities to “ unconditionally release Akbar Ganji, who is in poor health after more than five years of imprisonment and a hunger strike of 60 days.” It also asked European Union diplomats based in Tehran to “ undertake concerted action with regard to the abovementioned concerns, in particular striving for the immediate release of the journalists, cyberjournalists and webloggers prosecuted or sentenced for press- and opinion-related offences.”The resolution also condemned the arrests and imprisonment of cyber-journalists and bloggers, as well as the recent arbitrary arrests of journalists and the drastic constraints placed on the news media in Iran.The foreign ministers of the countries that are the current, previous and next holders of the EU presidency (UK, Luxembourg and Austria respectively) received a letter from Reporters Without Borders on 5 October calling for EU diplomats to intercede with the authorities in Tehran in an effort to meet with Ganji or obtain detailed information about his state of health. News A European parliament resolution called on the Iranian authorities to “ unconditionally release Akbar Ganji, who is in poor health after more than five years of imprisonment and a hunger strike of 60 days.” It also asked European Union diplomats based in Tehran to “ undertake concerted action with regard to the abovementioned concerns, in particular striving for the immediate release of the journalists, cyberjournalists and webloggers prosecuted or sentenced for press- and opinion-related offences.” O. also concerned about the solitary confinement of the lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, detained since 30 July 2005, who was a guest speaker in the EP in his capacity as a founder member of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre,(…) October 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European parliament calls for Ganji’s release, condemns Iran’s many press freedom violations Over 15 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. More than two hundreds news staffs around the globe are thus sponsoring colleagues by regularly petitioning authorities for their release and by publicising their situations sothat their cases will not be forgotten.Currently, Akbar Ganji is sponsored by Le Devoir, Nice-Matin, La Montagne. The European Parliament,- having regard to its previous resolutions on Iran, notably those of 28 October 2004 and 13 January 2005 ,- having regard to the EU-Iran human rights dialogue that took place until recently and at which the Government of Iran expressed its commitment to strengthening respect for human rights and the rule of law,- having regard to the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Iran is a party,(…) News News June 9, 2021 Find out more to go further 21. Calls on the Presidency of the Council and the Member States’ diplomatic representatives in Iran urgently to undertake concerted action with regard to the abovementioned concerns, in particular striving for the immediate release of the journalists, cyberjournalists and webloggers prosecuted or sentenced for press- and opinion-related offences;last_img read more

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US — #WeeklyAddress: January 7 – 13: President Trump repeatedly attacks media on Twitter

first_img Jim WATSON / AFP January 14, 2019 US — #WeeklyAddress: January 7 – 13: President Trump repeatedly attacks media on Twitter Some federal agencies have disabled their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) submission websites due to the government shutdown, which is going on its fourth week. Less than a week after the Interior Department stopped accepting public requests for information, the US Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General also disabled submissions on its FOIA webpage. Other agencies, like the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, are still accepting FOIA requests but will not process them until the government reopens. This is not the first time during a government shutdown that federal agencies have stopped processing or accepting FOIA submissions; during the 2013 government shutdown, the Interior Department, the Agriculture Department and the Transportation Security Administration closed their FOIA submission websites, and agencies including the National Security Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency stopped processing submissions. These websites are frequently used by reporters who seek to obtain information from federal agencies that may not already be accessible to the public. News Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Some federal agencies close FOIA submissions during shutdown Follow the news on United States Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of January 7 – 13: April 28, 2021 Find out more CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta was the subject of attacks from the White House and a conservative media figure this week. When Acosta asked President Trump’s Counselor Kellyanne Conway during a January 8 press gaggle whether the president would tell the truth during his Oval Office address that evening, Conway responded: “Yes, Jim. Can you promise that you will?” before calling Acosta “such a smartass.” Three days later conservative social media provocateur Arthur Schwartz tweeted a video of a man with CNN’s logo pasted on his head getting run over by a golf cart, with the caption, “Spotted: Jim Acosta playing golf earlier today.” The tweet, which has been shared more than 6,000 times and liked by more than 20,000 accounts, was retweeted by Donald Trump Jr. Fox News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst retweeted it and responded: “Joking about running over @Acosta with a golf cart isn’t funny. Threats against journalists aren’t funny. Sad to see so many people retweeting this trash.” RSF’s year-end roundup of abuses against journalists found the United States as one of the deadliest countries for journalists in the world, following an attack at the Capital Gazette, a local newspaper in Maryland. The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News Newscenter_img to go further United StatesAmericas News United StatesAmericas President Trump repeatedly attacks media on TwitterPresident Donald Trump tweeted multiple attacks on the media throughout the week, at one point calling journalists “crazed lunatics” and referring to The Washington Post as a “lobbyist newspaper.” The tweets began on Monday morning before 8 a.m., when President Trump wrote that the “Fake News” have become “crazed lunatics,” and accusing reporters of writing “total fiction.” He referred to the media as the United States’ “real Opposition Party” and the “Enemy of the People!” While President Trump didn’t reference any reporting in his tweets, they were published at the start of the government shutdown’s third week and a day before President Trump’s Oval Office address regarding the contentious border wall. In the days that followed this address, the president continued to refer to the press as the “Opposition Party” and accused news organizations NBC and MSNBC of intentionally reporting stories “opposite of the facts.” June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says RSF_en For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. CNN’s Jim Acosta called a “smartass” by Kellyanne Conway Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Ramsay calls on RAAD to talk to SDLP and Creggan community

first_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ By News Highland – October 26, 2010 center_img Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Ramsay calls on RAAD to talk to SDLP and Creggan community Previous articleMac Lochlainn concerned at possible implications of IDA land dealNext articleHarte fears for council services as funding cuts loom News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North After another paramilitary style shooting in Derry over ther weekend, Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has called on Republican Action Against Drugs to engage in talks with the SDLP and community leaders to find a solution to violent attacks in Derry.On Saturday night, a pizza delivery man was lured to an address in Creggan Heights, and shot on the doorstep. The people in the house, including two young children, witnessed the attack. They were not involved in any way.Pat Ramsay says young people are being brutalised and families are being traumatised by RAAD, and it’s time to explore what alternatives are available……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/prams830.mp3[/podcast] Pinterestlast_img read more

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Eco bags get Crazy style

first_imgCrazy Bags’ new range is being targeted at bakery retailers as an eco alternative to plastic carrier bags. The non-woven polypropy-lene tote bag is available in six colours – magenta, red, white, black, reflex blue and green – and is 100% recyclable. The firm says the bags are “the ideal canvas for bakers to generate brand visibility as well as an additional profit centre for their stores”. The bags are 6cm wide +10cm gusset x 41cm high, and designs and images can be either transfer- or screen-printed on to the bags.Crazy Bags director Andy Steavenson said: “We have introduced this new range to offer clients a high quality environmental product at an affordable price.”The minimum order is 100 bags and samples can be requested from the firm’s website.www.crazybags.co.uklast_img read more

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