Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The financial institution is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank Limited and has a presence in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional banking to loans, mortgages, insurance and investments, asset management and treasury services. Formerly known as The Chartered Bank, the company changed its name to Standard Chartered Bank in 1969. The former company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Standard Chartered Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgCornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileCornerstone Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and non-life classes. The company provides risk underwriting and related financial services for individuals, corporate and institutional customers. This includes products for motor vehicles, aviation, marine, engineering all risks, asset protection, liability to third party, oil and gas, group life, credit life, mortgage protection, term assurance, wealth creation and Islamic insurance. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc was the first insurance company in Nigeria to provide customers with an online platform for insurance transactions. The company’s services are easily accessible through internet and mobile technology. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Top income stocks for February 2021

first_img Enter Your Email Address The Motley Fool UK has recommended dotDigital Group, GlaxoSmithKline, Greencoat UK Wind, Imperial Brands, and Unilever. 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. The Motley Fool Staff | Saturday, 13th February, 2021 | More on: BHP CMCX DOTD GSK IMB NG POLY RDSB TCAP TEP UKW ULVR Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by The Motley Fool Staffcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. We asked our freelance writers to share the top income stocks they’d buy in February. Here’s what they chose:Kevin Godbold: National GridThe FTSE 100’s National Grid (LSE: NG) has a long record of delivering strong operating cashflow leading to incremental rises in the shareholder dividend. And the company’s regulated monopoly position at the heart of the UK’s energy systems keeps the cash flowing. There’s also a regulated energy business in the US.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…Perhaps the biggest risk is regulatory requirements could change in the future. And that could make it difficult for the firm to raise or maintain dividend payments. However, that scenario hasn’t happened and may never occur. Meanwhile, with the share price near 867p, the yield is around 5.7%.Kevin Godbold does not own shares in National Grid.Rupert Hargreaves: TP ICAPTP ICAP (LSE: TCAP) is a financial broker, which facilitates trading in products such as oil, copper, and oats. Market uncertainty is excellent for this business. TP takes a small commission on each trade, so profits can surge when traders are jittery. Of course, this also works the other way. Profits can fall in periods of calm.TP has a track record of paying large dividends to investors. At the time of writing, the stock is set to yield 7%. After a year of market volatility, I think this payout is sustainable in the near term, although in the long term, nothing is guaranteed.Rupert Hargreaves does not own shares in TP ICAP.Kirsteen Mackay: GlaxoSmithKline GlaxoSmithKline (LSE:GSK) is slower in the vaccine race than competitors but that might not be a bad thing. GSK is a vaccine manufacturer in normal times, not just Covid-19 times, so its expertise could prove golden going forward. It has joined forces with CureVac to focus on developing vaccines that tackle emerging coronavirus variants that existing vaccines may not work against. It’s also continuing to trial its vaccine in the over-65s.It has a price-to-earnings ratio of 13 and earnings per share are 93p. GlaxoSmithKline will be cutting its 6% dividend yield next year, when it spins out its consumer division. But in the long run, I think this top income stock looks a good investment.Kirsteen Mackay does own shares in GlaxoSmithKline.Christopher Ruane: Imperial BrandsTobacco stocks tend to be highly cash generative. When such free cash flow is paid out as dividends, it can be substantial.One concern is falling rates of smoking in many developed markets. That may be why the City marked Lambert and Butler owner Imperial Brands (LSE:IMB) down after a strategy update last month. The company plans to invest in its cigarette business in five key markets. That may sound like doubling down on a declining business.But I think the clearer focus could help sustain earnings – and dividends. Imperial’s yield is close to 10%. I find that very attractive.Christopher Ruane owns shares in Imperial Tobacco.Royston Wild: dotdigital Group Now dotdigital Group (LSE: DOTD) doesn’t offer the biggest dividend yields out there. For this financial year (to June 2021) the yield sits at a modest 0.5%. But I’d buy this UK share on the likelihood that shareholder payouts will continue to boom. Annual dividends have risen 93% in the past five fiscal years as cash generation has rocketed. I’d certainly buy dotdigital before the release of half-year financials scheduled for Thursday, February 25. Soaring e-commerce activity is supercharging demand for the online marketing specialist’s services. Latest financials in January showed organic revenues in the six months to December soar 22%. I fully expect that upcoming release to indicate that revenues have kept ripping higher. Royston Wild does not own shares in dotdigital Group.Jonathan Smith: National GridNational Grid (LSE:NG) is a gas and electric utility company, operating mostly in the UK. As an established company within the market, high growth prospects in the short term are slim. However, the dividend pay-outs make this top income stock look attractive to me. It currently has a dividend yield of 5.62%, several percent higher than the FTSE 100 average. The dividend yield has held around the 5% mark for several years and has kept being paid throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This is in part thanks to a having a dividend cover above 1 for at least the past five years.Jonathan Smith has no position in National Grid.G A Chester: Polymetal International Blue-chip gold and silver miner Polymetal International (LSE: POLY) will release its annual results on 3 March. Based on City analysts’ forecasts, it has an attractive P/E of 10 and a generous 5.5% dividend yield. As a high-grade and low-cost producer, Polymetal’s positioned to remain profitable and pay dividends through varying gold and silver price environments. Meanwhile, its nine producing assets mitigate the risk of an operational setback at any one mine. With a strong pipeline of future growth projects, I think the company’s low earnings rating and high dividend yield augur well for shareholder returns this year and beyond. G A Chester has no position in Polymetal International.Paul Summers: BHP GroupWhile commodity prices can be volatile, I suspect FTSE 100 mining giant BHP Group (LSE: BHP) could prove to be an excellent source of income over the next few years. The green energy revolution, gradual electrification of vehicles and subsequent need for copper are likely to play right into its hands. Moreover, BHP’s sheer size should allow it to keep production costs low relative to smaller peers. Analysts have BHP returning 134p per share in cash in FY21, giving a yield of 6.6%. That’s far better than the paltry 0.55% being offered by the best Cash ISA.Paul Summers has no position in BHP Group.Edward Sheldon: UnileverMy top income stock is Unilever (LSE: ULVR). It’s a leading consumer goods company that owns a wide range of well-known brands such as Dove, Persil, and Ben & Jerry’s. The stock currently offers a prospective dividend yield of about 3.7%.Unilever’s share price has pulled back recently. One reason for this is that full-year results for 2020 were a little underwhelming. However, the results weren’t terrible. Underlying sales growth came in at 1.9% and the company raised its dividend by 4%.All things considered, I see the recent pullback as a good buying opportunity. With the shares now back near the 4,000p level (the same level at which Warren Buffett tried to buy the company a few years ago), I think it’s a good time to be building a position. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever.Roland Head: Telecom PlusFTSE 250 utility firm Telecom Plus (LSE: TEP) sells energy and telecoms services to consumers through its Utility Warehouse brand. Founder Charles Wigoder still owns 12% of the stock and the group’s dividend has not been cut for 14 years.This business is unusual in that it doesn’t advertise and sells through a network of self-employed agents. Lockdown caused some disruption last year, but the firm was quick to adapt by moving sales online.Broker forecasts suggest stable profits in 2021, with a dividend yield of 4.3%. I admire the firm’s steady progress and would buy TEP shares for income.Roland Head does not own any share mentioned.Manika Premsingh: Royal Dutch ShellThe FTSE 100 oil biggie Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) just increased its dividends and now has a yield of 4%. This is despite its weak financial performance in 2020.To me this shows that RDSB is confident about its future. I can see why. Brent crude price just crossed $60 a barrel, the highest in over a year. Easing lockdowns and growth pick-up likely in 2021, it’s a no-brainer that oil demand will rise too.I reckon RDSB’s share price will benefit from this.Moreover, it takes an extreme situation, like Covid-19, for it to cancel dividends.I’ve just bought the share keeping in mind that it offers not just growth but also stable income.Manika Premsingh owns shares of Royal Dutch Shell.Harshil Patel: CMC MarketsCMC Markets (LSE:CMCX) is a UK-based online trading platform. Not only does it provide a 3.6% yield for income investors but it’s also a growing company. I like this combination of growth and income.It intends to grow and diversify by continuing to invest in its technology. So far, it seems to be working, in my opinion. Further investment should lead to product expansion and the addition of new asset classes to its platform.CMC Markets recently highlighted strong client trading activity. It also continues to attract premium clients and has managed to offer resilient platforms, even in volatile trading periods.Harshil Patel has no position in CMC Markets. Top income stocks for February 2021 Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it!last_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: Round Three Talking Points

first_imgNORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 07: Paddy Jackson of Ulster looks on during the Heineken Cup match between Northampton Saints and Ulster at Franklin’s Gardens on December 7, 2012 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Now, though, Philippe Saint-Andre has opted to pick men in positions that suit them and has wisely slid Wesley Fofana into his natural home at inside centre, pairing him with the runaway pie-cart Mathieu Bastareaud for the first time.England have made changes of their own, with the creative Billy Twelvetrees making way for Brad Barritt at inside-centre and Manu Tuilagi coming on his outside to give Bastareaud food for thought and importantly present enthralled viewers with their seismic collisions in glorious hi-def.Sure Bastareaud versus Tuilagi may just offer more bang than a homemade Hadron Collider but on the fringes, however, both sides have artistes in Fofana, Vincent Clerc, Chris Ashton and Alex Goode who will scurry around, trying to ride the shockwaves.Chess boxing at MurrayfieldTactical focus: Paddy JacksonThe hybrid sport of chess boxing, unsurprisingly a French invention, involves alternate rounds of tactical gameplay and fighting. Two different disciplines are needed, with forward panning and guile mixed in with athletic clobbering.This seems an apt metaphor for Scotland v Ireland. Ireland may be missing several key men, Jonny Sexton, Simon Zebo and Mike McCarthy, to name but a few, yet they will feel they can derail Scotland if they dominate the breakdown and the Scots will just want to tear it up after so much dizzying success against Italy. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Centre stage: Wesley Fofana is finally brought into the centres to face England, alongside burly BastareaudBy Alan DymockREADY THE ice baths. Warm the pies. Give a last-minute rousing team talk to the terrified beer vendors, steeling themselves for battle. The RBS 6 Nations is back from its short hiatus and the brutality begins again. Get excited. Get very excited!Wales backrow unchallengedHidden work: flanker Ryan JonesWhat a difference a win makes. Rob Howley looks like a man regenerated with that magic anti-ageing cream money can’t buy; relief. The Wales squad looks hungry but happy. Now all they need is a few more winning episodes and Oil of Olay will undoubtedly come knocking.The night raid against Les Bleus showed a determination and a self-belief that bent the game their way and the lethargic French had no choice but to succumb. Now the Welsh travel to Rome with the same starting line-up –named a week early in a propaganda power play –and a bench boasting Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones, brimming with class.In their backrow Ryan Jones steered Wales gallantly, scrapping for turnovers, carrying in the tight and even putting in a deft touch finder that would grace Swansea’s Wembley bow this weekend, Justin Tipuric has made sure his fan club in Wales now outnumbers that of his namesake, Mr Timberlake, and Toby Faletau carried reliably and forcefully. Against Italy they face a backrow without the talismanic Sergio Parisse, while still boasting abrasive workaholics like Alessandro Zanni and Simon Favaro.Here is where the game could be decided. No 8 Manoa Vosawai is not Parisse, but he will readily run at Faletau, and vice versa. Faletau should edge that battle as the game wears on, especially as Vosawai has been in the cooler for a few weeks after a red card. This will likely be indicative of the game as a whole.Centre swapDespite all the talk of settling and building on the efficient vanquishing of Australia in the autumn, France have been as steady as your average Harlem Shake. Much of this has come down to selecting players out of position. However, The Scottish back three will be wanting loose kicks and far-flung passes coming their way and the Irish half backs will be wanting to utilise territorial nudging and landing the ball in unguarded green spaces.The shape and probably result of this game will come down to how much clean ball there is, but also how much play Paddy Jackson and Conor Murray allow in front of them.last_img read more

Olo Brown

first_img TAGS: The Greatest Players LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The foundation stone on which New Zealand’s great pack of the 1990s was built, Olo Brown was one of the finest props world rugby has seen, but also one of the game’s most low-profile superstars as he shunned press conferences and interviews.Born in Apia, Samoa, he emerged from Mount Albert Grammar School in Auckland with good enough academic results to become a chartered accountant and good enough rugby skills to oust Peter Fatialofa from the Auckland side in 1989, when Brown was only 21.A year later, the Ponsonby prop was summoned from a New Zealand Development tour of Canada as injury cover for the All Blacks’ tour of France, but didn’t earn his first Test cap until June 1992. Once he was in the side, Brown proved unmovable in more ways than one, and missed just a single Test in the next six years, when he was rested against Japan during the 1995 World Cup.Alongside Sean Fitzpatrick, Steve McDowell, and later Craig Dowd, he anchored the scrum as they replicated their Auckland form on the Test stage. The All Blacks website pays this tribute: “He was the cornerstone of the pack. With his technique and straightness of back, he was rated by scrummaging experts as one of the finest props to play for New Zealand at any time. His provincial and Test team-mate, Sean Fitzpatrick, swore by his prowess and few scrums anchored by Brown were ever bettered.” Brown finished on the winning side in 40 of his 56 Tests, including a series victory against the Lions in 1993 and nine wins out of 14 over both South Africa and Australia. He was the first All Blacks prop to reach 50 caps.When the game turned professional he continued his accountancy work, but still played the first three seasons of Super Rugby with the Blues, winning the title in 1996 and 1997.center_img Major teams: Ponsonby, AucklandCountry: New Zealand
Test span: 1992-98New Zealand caps: 56 (56 starts)Test points: 20 (4T) Brown’s career was ended abruptly by a neck and back injury he suffered against the Springboks in 1998. Typically, this media-shy giant never officially announced his retirement.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Spokane diocese announces 4 nominees for bishop

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Posted Jun 16, 2016 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Elections Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Episcopal Diocese of Spokane] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane has announced a slate of four nominees to stand for ninth bishop of the diocese.They are:The Rev. Canon Lucinda Ashby, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Idaho;The Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren Shepley, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Oregon;The Ven. Christopher Athan Pappas, archdeacon for congregational development, Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; andThe Rev. Canon Gretchen M. Rehberg, rector, Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Lewiston, Idaho, in the Diocese of Spokane.Further information about the bishop search and the nominees is available here.The candidates, as well as any additional names received through the nomination by petition process, will be presented to the diocese the week of Sept. 26-30.The bishop-elect will succeed the Rt. Rev. James E. Waggoner, Jr., who is retiring after serving the diocese as its bishop since 2000.The election is scheduled to take place Oct. 14-16 during the 52nd Diocesan Convention in Lewiston, Idaho.The ordination and consecration is set for Saturday, March 18, 2017, in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane. Spokane diocese announces 4 nominees for bishop Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for end to violence in South…

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Africa, Submit an Event Listing Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jul 12, 2016 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Archbishop of Canterbury calls for end to violence in South Sudan Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Sudan & South Sudan Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called for the leaders in South Sudan to cease hostilities immediately and accept mediation.Welby also appealed to all those close to the leaders to seek to persuade them to accept such urgent mediation. Those who will suffer most are the poorest, especially women and children. Those who pursue violence will face the judgement of God in answer to the cries of the souls of those whose death they have caused.“They can still turn back: with our voices and our prayers to Jesus the Prince of Peace, let us call on them to do so,” WelbyThe Archbishop has visited South Sudan over the past two and a half years and seen for himself areas where the war had struck and the heartbreaking suffering of the people. The failure of the leaders is clear. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

B2B event organisers choose charity of the year

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. B2B event organisers choose charity of the year Business-to-business events organisers TJW Events have chosen to Children in Crisis, a charity that exists to improve the lives of children around the world.As part of the joint agreement, Children in Crisis will receive stands at the Business North East and Business North West events worth around £2000 in addition to 20-minute seminar slots at each of the five shows taking place across the UK. By gaining this presence at business events, the charity will be able to promote its cause to the UK business community. Future events include Business Ireland which takes place at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast 0n 28th and 29th April; Business Scotland, Business North East and Business South West, with Business North West to follow in 2005. Advertisementcenter_img  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 February 2004 | Newslast_img read more

Top Trusts 2016 reveals the year’s 100 wealthiest new grant makers

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Melanie May | 5 May 2017 | News Tagged with: Trusts trusts and foundations  57 total views,  1 views today Advertisement 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.center_img Top Trusts 2016 reveals the year’s 100 wealthiest new grant makers  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 The Top Trusts 2016 directory is now available, highlighting the 100 wealthiest new grant makers that were set up last year.Top Trusts 2016, from new charities, shows that the overall wealth of the combined list grew considerably, from around £13bn for 2015 to £59bn for 2016: a growth of 444%.Across 2016 there were 1,320 new grant makers established with the Charity Commission (up over 16% on 2015). The directory categorises 40% as of little interest to professional fundraisers, being ‘friends of’ schools, churches, hospitals, etc., or with other major restriction to their giving.Of the 790 true grant makers set up last year, 324 (41%) were picked up through the directory’s prospect research. The 100 wealthiest appear in Top Trusts 2016, including:9 with billionaires29 with individuals worth over £100 million76 with individuals worth over £10 millionIn addition, the top 100 include corporate foundations, investment managers, royalty, models and actors. Each one is profiled in the directory, with information on the charity framework as well as additional detail on the trustees.Top Trusts 2016 can be purchased (£199+VAT) from the new charities website. In addition, all the new grant makers featured in Top Trusts 2016 originally appeared in the monthly Trust Lists. Full subscribers to the Trust List receive Top Trusts as part of their subscription.A copy of the introduction to Top Trusts (including spoilers), or a sample edition of the Trust List is available by emailing [email protected]last_img read more

Government urged to amnesty 21 detained journalists and other prisoners of conscience on first anniversary of elections that triggered crisis

first_img Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation May 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News On the eve of first anniversary of the May 2005 legislative elections that plunged Ethiopia into a crisis and swept away part of the independent press, Reporters Without Borders today wrote to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi asking him to amnesty all of the prisoners of conscience, including the 21 journalists currently detained in Ethiopia, some of whom are facing the death penalty.The letter called for a “national reconciliation conference” with the aim of “reestablishing a dialogue between the government and journalists, listing problems in accessing and treating information, devising mechanisms to regulate the media and drawing up a common code of conduct for both state- and privately-owned press and the authorities.” Reporters Without Borders said it stood ready to “actively participate” in such a conference.“Whatever option you choose, a solution to the crisis must be found so that Ethiopia can return to normality,” the letter said. “In expressing their distress and their desire for peace, the journalists detained in Kaliti prison have extended a hand to your government. In our view, a solution to the crisis requires a general amnesty for prisoners of conscience together with a frank and pragmatic national dialogue to prevent such mayhem ever being repeated.”The letter added: “The big political trial currently being held in Addis Ababa, based on vague and often extravagant charges, is just aggravating the crisis. It is undermining the stability of your country, which is located in an extremely volatile part of the African continent. For this reason, although we are aware of your government’s determined position, we ask you to heed our proposal.”The parliamentary elections held on 15 May 2005 were the third since the fall of Mengistu Haile Mariam’s dictatorship in 1991. The previous ones had been boycotted by the opposition but these were regarded as the first multi-party elections and raised hopes in both the Ethiopian political class and international community. However, they turned out to be a disaster. The leading opposition alliance, the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), condemned them as fraudulent and organised protests with the support of some of the independent media based in the capital. A total of 10 representatives of the independent press were arrested in June.A letup in the protests followed until the final results were announced. The CUD (known as Kinijit in Amharic) accused the prime minister’s Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) of rigging the vote count and “stealing” the elections. Beginning on 1 November, a new wave of demonstrations in Addis Ababa were dispersed violently by the police. Clashes with the army ensured in which 48 people were killed and 200 were injured. At least 11,000 people were detained for periods of varying length.Fourteen newspaper publishers and editors were rounded up in the course of November and December. They were: Eskinder Nega Fanta, 37, a CUD member and journalist with the weeklies Asqual, Menelik and Satenaw, together with his pregnant wife, Serkalem Fassil Woldeselassie, 30, owner and editor in chief of these three newspapers; Fassil Yenealem Agenehu, 31, owner and editor in chief of the weekly Addis Zena; Wosonseged Gebrekidan Tegene, 36, the editor of Addis Zena; Sisay Agena Gole, 35, owner and editor in chief of the weekly Ethiop; Andualem Ayele Legesse, 31, editor of Ethiop; Wonakseged Zeleke Tessema, 23, editor of Asqual; Dereje Abtewold Yimanu, 31, deputy editor of the weeklies Menelik and Netsanet; Nardos Measa Gebrehanna, 41, editor of the weekly Satenaw; Dawit Fassil Woldeselassie, 24, deputy editor of Satenaw; Zakarias Tesfaye Hargu, 29, owner and editor in chief of Netsanet; Mesfin Tesfaye Gobena, 31, editor in chief of the weekly Abay; Dawit Kebede Bahata, 25, editor of the weekly Hadar; and Feleke Tibebu Abraham, 40, deputy editor of Hadar.Four other journalists have been arrested since December, tried on libel charges dating back to 1998 or 1999, and sentenced to prison terms of between three and 18 months. They are Getachew Simie of the weekly Addis Admas (who is also a former editor of the now-defunct weekly Agere); Leykun Engeda, the former editor of the now-defunct weekly Dagim Wonchif; Abraham Gebrekidan, editor of the now-defunct weekly Politika; and Abraham Reta Alemu, editor of the weekly Ruh. All except Getachew Simie are still in prison.Two more journalists have been added to the list of “November prisoners” since the start of this year. One is Solomon Aregawi of the weekly Hadar, who was arrested in November and was charged on 21 March with “affront to the constitution” and “genocide” together with 32 other detainees, all CUD members or supposed members. The other is Goshu Moges of the weekly Lisane Hezeb, who was arrested on 19 February and charged with treason on 19 April.Charges have also been brought against a number of other journalists and members of opposition parties or groups who are abroad, and who are being tried in absentia.In its letter, Reporters Without Borders also reiterated its call for the release of Shiferraw Insermu and Dhabassa Wakjira, two journalists with the Oromo-language service of the public television station ETV who have been held since 2004 on suspicion of collaborating with the separatist Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). According to a former colleague now living in exile, they were arrested in Addis Ababa on 22 April 2004 along with other Oromo employees of ETV who have since been released. These arrests are said to be linked to an Oromo student demonstration on the Addis Ababa university campus on 4 January 2004. The police used violence to disperse the protest and arrested many participants, especially members of the Macha Tulema social assistance group who were protesting against the government’s decision to move Oromo regional bodies from Addis Ababa (called Finfinne by the Oromos) to Adama (also known as Nazret), 100 km east of the capital. News RSF_en EthiopiaAfrica February 10, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ethiopia EthiopiaAfrica News Organisation On the eve of first anniversary of the 2005 elections that swept away part of the independent press, Reporters Without Borders wrote to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi asking him to call for a “national reconciliation conference”. 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