Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgUnity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileUnity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposit accounts and overdrafts to trade finance, treasury services, acceptance and guarantee commercial papers, money market services and international banking services. Unity Bank Plc provides foreign operations which includes home remittance services, mortgages, letters of credit, third party transfer services, invisible transactions, bills for collections and domiciliary transfers. The company supports the agricultural sector through agric products and schemes which includes Unity farmer’s cooperatives finance and leasing, Unity industrial input scheme and general agro-allied farmer’s schemes. Founded in 1987, Unity Bank Plc now operates through an extensive network of some 240 branches in 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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I think these are the two best FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy right now

first_imgI think these are the two best FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy right now James J. McCombie | Friday, 19th June, 2020 | More on: LSEG REL Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by James J. McCombiecenter_img Image source: Getty Images James J. McCombie owns shares in RELX. The Motley Fool UK has recommended RELX. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Hundreds of UK companies have scrapped their dividends. But I would urge investors who rely on dividends to consider trading yield for certainty and ignore cheaper options. Here are what I believe are the two best FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy right now.Owning the FTSE 100 indexBeing a shareholder in London Stock Exchange Group (LSE: LSE) is something like being the man selling the shovels in a gold rush. As markets tumbled earlier this year, the volume of stocks and other products traded on the LSE’s exchanges increased. Its income and revenue in the first quarter of 2020 rose by 13% and 10% year-on-year.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…If things continue like this, then LSE could end up doubling its £1.42bn revenues of as recently as 2015 in 2020. It would be wrong to say that its business as usual at LSE, but it seems to be faring better than most. A strong balance sheet and a resilient business have allowed it to pay a dividend on its stock for the 2019 financial year. As things stand, 2020’s interim dividend looks safe.At 8,036p the LSE share price is not far off its pre-crash high of 8,416p. In fact, the shares traded at that level on 26 May before falling back. As such, LSE shares are not cheap, as they trade at over 60 times 2019 earnings per share (EPS). So the dividend yield on a trailing 12-month basis is an uninspiring 0.86%.LSE shares do, however, at least offer a yield. Furthermore, dividends per share had jumped from 0.36p in 2015 to 0.7p in 2019, which represents an 18% annual growth rate. If that carries on, it could end up being a dividend stock with an impressive yield.Publication biasBack in March, I recommended RELX (LSE: REL), a publisher of scientific, medical and technical journals, and am pleased to see its share price has risen by 24%. My case was simple. Even allowing for substantial declines in its events business and mild declines in the rest of it, my best guess was that RELX shares were trading for 21 to 24 times 2020 EPS. For me, that’s cheap for a steadily growing company.Then there was the matter of the dividend yield. In March, and assuming no cuts, it could have been around 2.79%. And right now, the yield on the shares is a reasonable 2.41% calculated on a trailing 12-month basis, and no cuts have been announced or mooted. Unfortunately, RELX shares are not as cheap as they once were. Based on my admittedly crude calculations, they could be trading at 29 times forward 2020 EPS.Quality dividend stocksIn times like these, an investor might have to pay for quality. Neither RELX nor LSE are cheap, nor do they have eye-watering dividend yields. However, both have demonstrated themselves to have resilient businesses and financial strength, allowing them to pay dividends as plenty of others cut them. It’s no surprise that investors have flocked to them, driving the yield down and the EPS multiple higher.Apparent bargains are all well and good, but maybe those high-yielding stocks trading at rock bottom valuations are in trouble rather than bargains. For the investor looking for more certainty in their dividends, they might have to sacrifice a bit (or even a lot) of yield, and I think RELX and LSE are the best FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy right now. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

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Fort Worth, Quincy seek affirmation of church’s ‘hierarchical character’

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags July 8, 2012 at 1:32 am Ecclesiology aside, let’s think about this legally. This issue arose because some bishops filed legal papers in court cases.Now if local property is held in trust for the denomination as a whole–a proposition that almost every court to consider the question has accepted–then why are bishops gratuitously filing legal papers that take the side of people who violated that trust?Regardless of whether the church is hierarchical or metro-political, the church owns property and bishops ought not do things that enable, even encourage, theft of that property.Again I ask: By filing these papers have the bishops breached their fiduciary duties to act as good trustees of church property? 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 Ed Adcock says: Rector Smithfield, NC General Convention, Kevin Dentzer says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 7, 2012 at 9:33 am @ Roy: Of course, each of those cases deal with the authority of a diocese over a parish, which is not in dispute in that case. The case law does say the Episcopal Church is hierarchical to the diocesan level. A secular court cannot make a theological decision about the ecclesiology of the Episcopal Church. (Separation of church and state, you’ll remember.) One recalls the GC1898’s rejection of making the PB a metropolitan with actual authority over dioceses and the title of Archbishop. I think we said then that we wished to remain a federation of sovereign [email protected] Ed: I think you will find much agreement on that point, especially if you look back a few years to the debate of then-bishop-elect Robinson. There may be some dramatic own-petard hoisting to be had. It would be interesting to see what was said then about the rights of dioceses and our common life as a church and a communion and see who has “flip-flopped” as they say in politics. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] Episcopal Church Diocese of Quincy Provisional Bishop John Buchanan and Fort Worth Provisional Bishop Wallis Ohl want the House of Bishops to “set the record on the polity of this church regarding its hierarchical character.”Buchanan and Ohl wrote to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori July 5 to make the request and the House of Bishops discussed their letter during a closed session here July 6. The house is due to continue that discussion at the beginning of their afternoon legislative session July 7, Buchanan and Ohl told Episcopal News Service in an interview after the house recessed.In their letter Buchanan and Ohl detail four ways in which they say nine bishops made false claims about the nature of Episcopal Church governance in two court filings concerning property litigation in Fort Worth and Quincy. They say those claims “aid and comfort breakaway factions” who want to cripple the church by taking title and control of the church’s real and personal property.Those court filings have also been the subject of reports July 2 that two Title IV disciplinary complaints have been filed about five active bishops and four retired bishops.“This is not a matter of a few unhappy bishops stating their personal views on church polity,” Buchanan and Ohl wrote in their letter. “They each affirmatively and officially acted by injecting themselves, intentionally and without invitation from the bishops exercising jurisdiction, into local litigation, opposing this church and sister dioceses on core ecclesiastical issues regarding the very identity of other dioceses.”The exact process of how the House of Bishops might respond to the request from Buchanan and Ohl is still being discussed, but Buchanan said he hoped the House of Deputies would “observe our concern about this” and consider responding as well.Bishop Clayton Mathews, who heads the church’s Office of Pastoral Development, e-mailed two groups of bishops in late June to tell them that he had received complaints against them and that “in the next few weeks” he would begin the disciplinary process as called for in Title IV.6.3-4 of the canons of the Episcopal Church. Matthews also serves as the “intake officer” (the person designated to receive complaints alleging offense) for the church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops, a body called for in Canon 17 of Title IV. He was appointed the Title IV position by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.One of the Title IV complaints concerns the fact that seven bishops endorsed an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief prepared by the Anglican Communion Institute, Inc. in the pending appeal of a court ruling involving the Diocese of Fort Worth and the bishop, clergy and laity who broke away from that diocese in November 2008.The brief objects to the trial court’s ruling that told the dissidents to return “all property, as well as control of the diocesan corporation” to the Episcopal leaders of the diocese.Tarrant County District Court Judge John Chupp said that because he found that the Episcopal Church’s governance is hierarchical in nature “the court follows Texas precedent governing hierarchical church property disputes, which holds that in the event of a dispute among its members, a constituent part of a hierarchical church consists of those individuals remaining loyal to the hierarchical church body.”Those named in the Fort Worth complaint challenged the judge’s determination that the church’s governance is hierarchical. The bishops involved are retired Diocese of Texas Bishop Maurice M. Benitez, retired Diocese of Central Florida Bishop John W. Howe, Diocese of Dallas Bishop Suffragan Paul E. Lambert, Diocese of Albany Bishop William H. Love, Diocese of Western Louisiana Bishop D. Bruce MacPherson, Diocese of Springfield Bishop Daniel H. Martins, and Diocese of Dallas Bishop James M. Stanton.MacPherson is also named in the other complaint, along with retired Diocese of South Carolina Bishop Edward L. Salmon, Jr. and retired Diocese of Springfield Bishop Peter H. Beckwith. Matthews e-mailed them to say that a complaint has been received against them because they signed affidavits opposing to a motion for summary judgment made by representatives of the Diocese of Quincy and the Episcopal Church in the fall of 2011 to secure diocesan financial assets from a group that broke from the diocese in November 2008.For Ohl, the first goal of the request “is to bring some reconciliation into the House of Bishops” because the fact that the bishops acted as they did without at least informing either him or Buchanan was “a violation of the norms of our house.”The other goal is to “give some indication to the people in the dioceses of Quincy and Fort Worth that they have the support of the House of Bishops,” he said.The two bishops, Buchanan said, hope for “a message to the world in general about our view of the polity of this church, and the reason that would be helpful is that the view of polity of this church that others have presented is, in my opinion, erroneous.”“The church has been wonderful to us in many, many different ways, but this process has been dragging on since November 2008 and anything that would hasten the process would be viewed as positive for us,” he added, noting that one member of his diocese asked him “when is this nightmare going to be over.”While Buchanan said he has not had a conversation with any of the three bishops who signed the Quincy affidavit, Ohl said he spoke with two of the bishops who supported the Fort Worth amicus brief and a third has “acted as if nothing had happened.” He has not spoken to two other signers who are here. The remaining two are not at General Convention, according to Ohl.Ohl would not discuss in detail his conversation with the two bishops, however, he did say that “I think some reconciliation took place.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Roy “ruidh” Murphy says: Kevin Dentzer says: July 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm I will read their letter. As for celebrating diversity: the former Episcopal Bishops (prior to 2008) of the Diocese of Fort Worth failed miserably. Michael D. Selders “Mike” says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments (14) Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL July 7, 2012 at 9:08 pm Hmm…I kinda wonder what y’all were saying about diocesan autonomy ’round about 2003? Hmmmmm? Jeremy Bates says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm As a non-Episcopalian who nonetheless has a great admiration for Anglicanism in general if the thinking is that PECUSA is essentially hierarchical in administration and polity would it not also follow that it is inherently a duly constituent church of the Anglican Communion, or to put it another way, can you be Anglican without necessarily being Episcopalian? If so would it not also follow that if a parish or diocese chooses to do so why can it not hold on to the property it possesses at the time of the decision to leave one and cleave to another in so much as said parish or diocese remains Anglican but not Episcopalian?Regardless of this question, what appears to be the reality to many outside of your church is that it is NOT theology or positions on social issues that are really important to TEC but rather the money the property represents, otherwise why not let the dissents depart in peace! July 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm Is there a resolution pending at General Convention stating effectively that The Episcopal Church is a hierarchical Church or has one already passed? I know there was a Mind of the House resolution passed but that seemed to be something different. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 7, 2012 at 11:26 am I missed that Stanton signed on. It would appear that Ft.Worth is Dallas’ guinea pig and if Ft. Worth were successful Dallas would follow. But for their greed I suspect these Bishops would have become Roman Catholic Deacons years ago. Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET July 7, 2012 at 8:09 am That Episcopal bishops would sign amici briefs that undermine the bishops of jurisdiction and the Episcopal church itself is appalling.Have the amici breached their fiduciary duty to the church? In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Jeremy Bates says: Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 6, 2012 Michael Mills says: Comments are closed. Bishop Andrew Gerales Gentry says: Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Rev. Lauren Gough says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Thomas Andrew says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 7, 2012 at 3:32 am Bishops Ohl & Buchanan,Thank you for bringing this up at GC’12!General Convention/TEC needs to be reminded that what happens to one member of a hierarchical church affects all the members!/s/ A member of TEC in the Diocese of Fort Worth July 7, 2012 at 9:26 am The Episcopal Church has been and is a hierarchical church. Clergy and laity who are honestly unable to support that structure are surely free to become affiliated with congregational structures. But, they are not free to deny the history, existing polity and realities of TEC. As a lay Episcopalian in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, the definite clarification of The Episcopal Church as a hierarchical church is extremely important to me theologically as well governmentally. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 8, 2012 at 1:19 am The Romans in Dallas really don’t want them. General Convention 2012, Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Kevin Dentzer says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ House of Bishops Ann Tucker says: Fort Worth, Quincy seek affirmation of church’s ‘hierarchical character’ Request relates to court filings in property litigation Rector Collierville, TN Robert Button says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing July 7, 2012 at 8:59 am Thank you, Bishops Ohl and Buchanan, for putting a spot light on this issue.Awaiting a decision in the courts, we in Macomb, Illinois, feel like a lost tribe in the wilderness.Our prayers are with you July 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm Now having read the letter :as there are times to celebrate diversity, there are also times to stand silent unless you condone the outcome. July 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm How absurd is this? It is well established legally that TEC is a hierarchical church. Court decision dating back to the 19th Century have relied on this legal fact. Under the definition that the courts are using, TEC is *undoubtedly* hierarchical. We have canons that can be enforced. We have enforced property rights on parishes which attempt to leave since the 19th Century. Read the history of the Reformed Episcopal Church sometime. Those parishes attempted to leave with their buildings. With few exceptions, they were unable to do so because TEC is a hierarchical church. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

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Anglican bishop of Boga, Mugenyi William Bahemuka, predicts a Congolese…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Africa, Tags Anglican Communion Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Mar 5, 2018 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Anglican bishop of Boga, Mugenyi William Bahemuka, predicts a Congolese genocide or civil war TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Anglican Communion News Service] In the past month, three new military bases have been established by the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in the Djugu territory of Ituri province, but it has so-far failed to stem the increasing tide of violence. Last week, 33 people were killed in an attack on the village of Maze. The bishop of Bogo, Mugenyi William Bahemuka, has said that it is “difficult to confirm” that the recent violence is an extension of ethnic and tribal conflicts. “Is it a planned insurgency that will turn out to be either a civil war or a genocide?” he asked. “Both are situations no one would like to experience. Once again we need prayer and advocacy for peace.”Read the entire article here. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

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Sanctions Kill campaign March 14 webinar program

first_imgConfirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas on March 17.California Bay AreaEven the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic could not keep the Sanctions Kill coalition from holding its March 14 program in California’s Bay Area to oppose U.S.-imposed sanctions and war. Originally scheduled to be held at Restore in Oakland, in response to community concerns about holding an in-person event, the coalition changed its program into both a Zoom webinar and a Facebook livestreaming event that was accessible nationally. The Sanctions Kill event was moved to a virtual realm with the help of the Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) in less than 24 hours.  Nearly 90 people attended the Zoom webinar, and over 5,000 people watched the livestream on Facebook.Speakers included Pierre LaBossiere of the Haiti Action Coalition; Rhonda Ramiro, chair of BAYAN USA; Omowale Clay of the December 12th Movement; Bilal Mafundi Ali of the Black Alliance for Peace; and Nesbit Crutchfield of the Venceremos Brigade Bay Area.  Others on the program were David Paul of the (Venezuelan) Embassy Protectors; Sara Flounders, International Action Center; K.J. Noh, scholar, writer and KPFA correspondent; Dave Welsh, delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council; Jeff Mackler, United National Antiwar Coalition; and Elane Spivak-Rodriguez, AFGJ. The event was chaired by Judy Greenspan, local Sanctions Kills coalition organizer and member of the Oakland Education Association.The speakers addressed the impact of sanctions from Haiti to Palestine to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Panelists also raised the devastating impact of these U.S.-imposed economic sanctions in countries like Cuba, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and Syria. A Q&A session followed the presentations. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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PDF of August 20 issue

first_imgDownload the 12-page PDF.Stop Trump’s attack on the post office!WORLD:Vietnam; Palestine; Cuba; Belarus.COVID & SCHOOLS:Oakland organizes;Puerto Rico: Pandemic colonialism;Resistance in Florida;North Carolina: ‘Safe Jobs Save Lives’.ELECTIONS: A CLASS VIEW:Democrats & the national question;A South Asian revolutionary on Kamala Harris;Rebellion and counterinsurgency;Keep it in the streets!Editorials: Jobless — and now this.TEAR DOWN THE WALLS:COVID‑19 and Black August.Download the 12-page PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

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Indiana Swine Genetics Company Sharpens Focus

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Swine Genetics Company Sharpens Focus SHARE Indiana Swine Genetics Company Sharpens Focus By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 12, 2017 Changes in swine geneticsIn the past swine genetics was focused primarily on feed efficiency, but at World Pork Expo one Indiana based breeding stock company has changed their focus. Clyde Shaffer with Shaffer Genetics in Albany, Indiana says changes in consumer preferences has brought about changes in swine genetics.“With the way the country wants to buy meat they are more worried about meat quality, marbling, the ph levels, the inter muscular fat, so in the last four years, on our Duroc lines we’ve been scanning for IMF, inner muscular fat, so we can select pigs that still have good growth, good feed efficiency, but increased meat quality,” he explained.Shaffer says in addition to meeting the needs of consumers, they must also meet the needs of their clients, which are smaller, independent farmers, but Shaffer Genetics is also doing business internationally and Clyde says genetic requirements in foreign countries don’t always match those in the U.S.“Depends on the country, Japan, yes, very similar, South Korea meat quality is a top priority, but when you get to Thailand, Vietnam, the other Asian countries, China, which we are focused in, they are still a little behind us in what they want, they are still looking for volume of product, not that they don’t like good pork chops like American’s do, but at this point their goal is production focused, they need to raise enough pigs to feed their people.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleWSJ Got It Wrong About Rural AmericaNext articleBower Trading Strategy Report: Ignore the Report, Watch the Weather Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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President Bashar Al-Assad approved changes to Syria’s media legislation

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information News August 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Bashar Al-Assad approved changes to Syria’s media legislationcenter_img President Bashar Al-Assad approved changes to Syria’s media legislation that are part of a series of planned reforms intended to end anti-government protests.The new law tries to give the impression that the media are being given more freedom. It opposes “any monopoly in the media sector,” scraps prison sentences for press offences and, in article 2, proclaims “freedom of expression” as a fundamental principle. It also declares an intention to facilitate access to information and prevent officials from denying access to certain kinds of data.Article 12 nonetheless calls for “responsible freedom of expression” and bans any reporting that incites violence or sectarian divisions, or threatens national unity. It also bans any report about the armed forces, including the army. It provides no definition of these terms, leaving them vague and imprecise and thereby allowing a great deal of scope for arbitrary interpretation. Organisation last_img read more

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South Pasadena Christian Church: “Family Promise” What It Is and Why the Church is Involved

first_img Subscribe 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 Family Promise is a nationwide organization that provides resources for homeless families. The South Pasadena Christian Church [SPCC] is a part of an Interfaith Hospitality Network. For more information click here!How it works:• On a local scale this is accomplished through area networks made up of places of worship willing to house families as they look for housing and work.• Each individual network (in SPCC’s case, Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley) raises funds through donations and grants to secure a day center where the families can look for work/housing, do laundry and shower and hire a network director/social worker to assist the families in finding resources.The Local Church Part:• South Pasadena Christian Church [SPCC] is one of a dozen plus churches committed to housing these families and feeding them for a week at a time. So no one congregation has to bear too much of the burden the families rotate between churches each week.• This means SPCC will host families from Sunday evening to Sunday morning, every two/three months. While with SPCC to provide each family with their own space and bedding, as well as a family dinner, a simple breakfast and sack lunches.• To ensure the safety of the residents there need to be two volunteers at the church with the families at all times. Typically this falls into two categories, volunteers to cook dinner and eat with the families; and volunteers to spend the night to handle any need that arises.Why SPCC is Involved:South Pasadena Christian Church [SPCC] is committed to ministering to the needy and hurting of the world. Unfortunately SPCC is limited in size and resources to confront the overwhelming problem of homelessness in Southern California. Family Promise allows SPCC to connect with an organization and other churches with a similar and worthwhile goal to accomplish greater things in the name of Christ.What Can You Do?• Volunteer to cook or stay the night; get their family and friends to serve with them!Click here to get involved!• Donate money, food, bedding, and supplies to help us help homeless families!South Pasadena Christian Church, 1316 Lyndon St., South Pasadena, (626) 799-0718 or visit www.spchristian.org. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img Herbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Faith & Youth South Pasadena Christian Church: “Family Promise” What It Is and Why the Church is Involved Published on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | 4:10 pm 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. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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AbilityFirst Camp Paivika in San Bernardino Mountains Available for Organizational and Private Events

first_img Subscribe Community News AbilityFirst Camp Paivika in San Bernardino Mountains Available for Organizational and Private Events From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 3:15 pm HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the 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. More Cool Stuffcenter_img AbilityFirst Camp Paivika in the San Bernardino Mountains at Crestline is available for organizational and private events during their off-season in 2015. Normally used for overnight summer and winter/spring programs for children and adults with disabilities, the nonprofit AbilityFirst is making this beautiful location in the mountains available as a rental facility to businesses and organizations looking for executive, employee, and member retreats, as well as to individuals and families looking to host special events.“We want this wonderful property to be enjoyed by others when the camp is not being used for our programs,” said Lori Gangemi, CEO at AbilityFirst. “This also gives us an opportunity to cover some of the costs for the maintenance and care of the property when it is not in use.”One of Southern California’s most beautiful and historic properties, Camp Paivika provides seclusion and privacy. Trails surrounding the camp allow for hikes and outdoor activities, the amphitheater is an intimate spot for campfires and staged events, a contemporary lodge with a professional grade kitchen, as well as a separate program building, are great spaces for group activities.Additional amenities and accommodations include high speed fiber-optic internet with powerful wireless access, a 195 maximum occupancy dining hall, large recreation room with television and DVD/VCR capabilities, pool tables, ping pong and foosball tables, five heated and carpeted cabins with a cozy living room and fireplace, heated swimming pool (seasonal), fully accessible bathrooms and showers, washer and dryer, health care center, and full food service. All the areas are specially designed and easily accessible for wheelchair users.Only 30 minutes from the high desert and just 20 minutes from San Bernardino, the Inland Empire and Lake Arrowhead, the modern facilities at Crestline are available for rental each year from January through May.Reservations can be made now for a retreat or a special event in 2015. Contact Camp Director Kelly Kunsek via email at [email protected] or by phone at (909) 338-1102, ext. 5001.Any 2015 rental bookings that are reserved before December 31, 2014 will receive a discount of 15% off the normal rental fee. When reserving mention code SaveBig15 for the discount.About Camp PaivikaCamp Paivika opened in 1947 as one of the first fully accessible camps in the United States. Camp Paivika operates under a special use permit granted by the San Bernardino National Forest. Located in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains , the camp offers overnight summer and winter/spring programs for children and adults with mild to severe developmental and physical disabilities such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and Down syndrome. It is fully accredited by the American Camp Association. Camp Paivika’s first group of campers chose its name. In the language of the Cahuilla Native Americans, the word “paivika” (pronounced pi-vee-ka) means “dawn.” The name is appropriate, as it reflects a new dawn of welcome, acceptance and inclusion. For more information visit www.camppaivika.orgAbout Ability FirstEstablished in 1926 AbilityFirst, formerly Crippled Children’s Society of Southern California, provides programs and services to help children and adults with disabilities reach their full potential. Through 25 locations across Southern California, they offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs as well as accessible residential housing complexes. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

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