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July 12, 2021

Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited offers general insurance for individuals and corporates. The company operates through Casualty, Property, Life, and Other segments, where the Casualty segment offers motor, liability and cash in transit, personal accident and health insurance products. The Property segment provides fire and allied perils, engineering, marine, and all risks insurance products. The Life segment offers life and pension insurance products. The Other segment provides stock-broking services. The company provides additional financial services as well, where housing, educational and vehicle loans are offered. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited has four subsidiaries that work under it, Feber Associates Ltd, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Phoenix TransAfrica Holdings Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries. The Group also owns an 80% stake in Associated Brokers Ltd. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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June 20, 2021

Input invited for 2016-2018 triennium preliminary draft budget

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Robert Walker says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Kenneth Knapp says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT ENS Editor’s Note: The Episcopal Church’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) began its preliminary work on the draft 2016-2018 triennium budget when it met Oct. 27-29 in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. ENS coverage of that meeting is available here. That proposed draft budget had been finalized in the days prior to the PB&F meeting by Executive Council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission, which has been working on the draft for more than a year. ENS coverage of the Executive Council meeting is available here.[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopalians across the church are invited to review and comment on the preliminary draft 2016-2018 triennium budget as it is prepared for approval by the Episcopal Church Executive Council in January 2015. From there, Executive Council will present the draft budget to Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance (PB&F) in February, which will then prepare a final budget for approval at General Convention next summer.The preliminary draft budget is available here.“In creating this preliminary draft of the budget for 2016-18, the Executive Council Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission (FFM) has asked for and received input from leaders all over the church, in a variety of ministry areas,” explained the Rev. Susan Brown Snook of the Diocese of Arizona, a member of Executive Council, and a member of FFM.  “We have worked in collaboration with CCABs (commissions, committees, agencies, and boards), with Executive Council, with staff, and with members of the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance (PB&F).”Snook continued, “We are releasing this preliminary draft budget three months early because we would like to give people all over the church the opportunity to give us input and feedback. We will review their comments carefully and update our budget proposal in January, before releasing a final draft to PB&F in January.”On the web page, a narrative provides overview information about the document. The preliminary draft budget document and a place to provide comments are prominently displayed on the website.Executive Council member Bishop Mark Hollingsworth of Ohio, who chairs FFM, added, “This preliminary draft of the 2016-2018 triennium budget is the product of a two-year process of very intentional listening. Through structured conversations and surveys that began in the fall of 2012, FFM has endeavored to hear the hopes and concerns of the wider church from staff, CCABs, Executive Council colleagues, and others. In an effort to provide Program, Budget, and Finance Committee with the most beneficial base possible to begin their work at General Convention, we have had representatives of PB&F at each of our meetings throughout the current triennium.”He concluded, “The listening process continues now with the release of this preliminary draft, and we look forward to receiving many thoughtful reflections and responses to it in advance of our January meeting.”“We believe that this proposal is both realistic and visionary, and we have worked to make sure it incorporates the hopes and visions of others,” Snook added. “We hope that our work will provide a solid foundation for PB&F to build on as they create the final budget proposal for General Convention in 2015.”The Episcopal Church 78th General Convention will be held June 25 – July 3 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT (Episcopal Diocese of Utah). Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (2) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Input invited for 2016-2018 triennium preliminary draft budget Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Nov 4, 2014 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC November 25, 2014 at 3:40 pm I’m not sure where it falls in the budget, but I would like to see a reduction or elimination of the budget for the Office of Government Relations. I am uncomfortable knowing that a portion of the money I give to the Episcopal Church ends up being used to lobby for partisan political positions with which I may or may not agree. Program Budget & Finance 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group November 14, 2014 at 7:01 pm I do wish the executive council would consider moving the Church headquarters from the Second Ave. site in New York City to the unused buildings around the National Cathedral in Washington. As the Preacher’s College closed and left much unused space right next to the Presiding Bishop’s Chair in the Washington Cathedral it is worth consideration. The sale of the New York property should more that take care of renovations at the Preacher’s College buildings to their new use and the moving expense. I also think that the Presiding Bishop would benefit from not living “above the store” so to speak. One needs separation from their work for a few hours a day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

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June 18, 2021

Cliff Mytton shows us why you should always chase a penalty kick

first_imgSaturday Jan 26, 2008 Cliff Mytton shows us why you should always chase a penalty kick I received a link to this interesting try from the 1998 Top14 Final between Stade Francais and Perpignan from a guy who was actually at the game ten years ago.Legendary flyhalf Diego Dominguez’s long range penalty kick hits the post and bounces back for Kiwi centre Cliff Mytton, who has followed up the kick like his school coach told him to.A great example of hard work paying off. He would have chased kicks like this 100 times without anything happening from it. But the one time it really counts, in the final, his luck turns. Nice to see hard work rewarded. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Cliff Mytton shows us why you should always chase a penalty kick | 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. 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June 12, 2021

Three new arrests in the Alberto Rivera Fernández murder case

first_imgNews February 10, 2017 Find out more to go further China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting News News PeruAmericas News June 9, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three new arrests in the Alberto Rivera Fernández murder case RSF_en PeruAmericas center_img Organisation Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable December 4, 2019 Find out more Police on 29 May said that Samuel Gonzales Pinedo had ordered the murder of journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández. He had confessed to paying two men to “frighten” the journalist but not to kill him. He admitted asking for help from his cousin Erwin Pérez Liendo, who apparently lent his motorbike to the killers, who have still not been found. Police at the time believed it to be a crime of passion. On 3 June, Pinedo retracted and said that four people close to the Coronel Portillo council in the Pucallpa district were mixed up in the murder. On 8 June it was learned that two new suspects, both council officials, had been charged in connection with the investigation. The first, Roy Gavino Cullqui Saurino, employed by the press and public relations department of the Coronel Portillo mayor’s office, was arrested on 1 June. The second suspect, Martin Ignacio Flores Vásquez, was arrested on 4 June. He works for the municipal water and sewerage company in Coronel Portillo (EMAPACOPSA), the chairman of which is town mayor, Luis Valdez Villacorta. It was further learned that Erwin Pérez Liendo is currently being held and now suspected of hiring the two officials. The journalist’s family said they had been threatened and that some witnesses had been ruled out of the investigation. Receive email alerts Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Help by sharing this information April 1, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Perulast_img read more

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US/UK: “Future of journalism” at stake as historic extradition decision looms in case of Julian Assange

first_img News US/UK : Julian Assange’s extradition hearing marred by barriers to open justice United KingdomUnited StatesEurope – Central AsiaAmericas ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange are set to conclude on 4 January, when District Judge Vanessa Baraitser is due to give her decision in a 10 am hearing at London’s Central Criminal Court (the Old Bailey). This follows a week of proceedings in February 2020 at the Woolwich Crown Court, during which legal arguments were presented, and four weeks of proceedings at the Old Bailey in September, when witness testimony was heard.“The case against Julian Assange is outrageous. It is clearly politically motivated and intended to make an example of Assange and create a chilling effect on media around the world. If the US government is successful in securing Assange’s extradition and prosecuting him for his contributions to public interest reporting, the same precedent could be applied to any journalist anywhere. The possible implications of this case simply cannot be understated; it is the very future of journalism and press freedom that is at stake,” said RSF’s Director of International Campaigns Rebecca Vincent.RSF will be attempting to monitor the 4 January hearing either remotely or in person. Following the judge’s decision to revoke access for all NGO observers at the start of September’s proceedings at the Old Bailey, the only way RSF could monitor proceedings was to gain physical access to the very few spaces made available in the public gallery of the overflow courtroom each day. RSF was the only NGO to do so, and documented extensive barriers to open justice.Ahead of the 4 January decision, RSF has delivered the final version of its petition of more than 108,000 signatures (between the international and German versions), which closed on 31 December 2020, calling on the UK authorities not to extradite Assange. 10 Downing Street previously refused to accept the petition when RSF attempted to deliver it on 7 September alongside Assange’s partner Stella Moris, and never acknowledged the email submission that followed. This time the petition has been submitted via email to Number 10, the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office, and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. RSF has also posted a visual containing the names of all signatories to its home page and across all of its international social media accounts.The US and UK are respectively ranked 45th and 35th in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.Press contact: Rebecca Vincent at [email protected] or +44 7583 137751 (Vincent will be available for interview before and after the 4 January hearing). United KingdomUnited StatesEurope – Central AsiaAmericas ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment January 1, 2021 US/UK: “Future of journalism” at stake as historic extradition decision looms in case of Julian Assange News Just days ahead of the historic forthcoming decision in the US extradition case against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) again condemns the targeting of Assange for his contributions to journalism and calls for his immediate release. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News to go further November 26, 2020 Find out more Organisation UK: Legal arguments during the first week of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing highlight lack of US evidence RSF_en October 9, 2020 Find out more UK: RSF calls for Julian Assange’s urgent release as Covid infections rise at Belmarsh Prison February 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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June 2, 2021

Police searching for hit and run suspects

first_img Pinterest Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay 1 of 2 Facebook Police searching for man connected to hit and run By admin – January 2, 2018 Police are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the three suspects to call Investigator L. Waychoff at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 17-30315. The Odessa Police Department is looking for three suspects believed to be involved in a hit and run at the intersection of Billy Hext Road and Eastridge Road, an OPD press release said.Police responded to the incident around 6:56 p.m. on Oct. 31, the release detailed. OPD Spokesman Steve LeSueur said they are asking for the public’s help at this time due to the investigator having exhausted all other resources for finding the suspects.Surveillance footage of the hit and run shows a gray Dodge Ram 3500 running a stop sign and colliding with a black Dodge Ram 1500 before striking an electric pole. The release said that four suspects then exited the gray Dodge Ram and fled the scene on foot. One of the four subjects later returned to the scene but the other three never returned, the release stated.The release said police believe the driver of the gray Dodge Ram was a woman with red hair. WhatsApp Facebook Hit and run suspectscenter_img Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Home Local News Crime Police searching for hit and run suspects Pinterest Twitter Previous articleOdessa woman killed in NYE crashNext articleMan federally charged in county drug seizure admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Twitter Local NewsCrime Police searching for hit and run suspects WhatsApp read more

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May 27, 2021

Strabane Sinn Fein Cllr left “sickened” by arson attack on family home

first_img Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews A Strabane Sinn Fein Cllr has claimed he was targeted by the same arsonists he condemned a few weeks ago..In the early hours of yesterday morning, Cllr Jay McCauleys van and his wifes car were set alight outside his family home in the Head of the Town area.Just a fortnight ago the Sinn Fein Cllr strongly condemned an arson attack on an elderly disabled mans mobility car.Speaking to Highland Radio news today, Cllr McCauley says he believes the two attacks are linked:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/jaymc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – December 11, 2014 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrycenter_img WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Twitter Google+ Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleDonegal libraries recorded over 335,000 visits in 2013Next articleOmagh County Primary School evacuated due to security alert News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Strabane Sinn Fein Cllr left “sickened” by arson attack on family homelast_img read more

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May 26, 2021

Moved By Deplorable Conditions Of Old-Age Homes, Telangana HC Directs State To Explore Possibility Of CSR Assistance

first_imgNews UpdatesMoved By Deplorable Conditions Of Old-Age Homes, Telangana HC Directs State To Explore Possibility Of CSR Assistance Mehal Jain16 Jun 2020 12:38 AMShare This – xThe Telangana High Court on Monday took note of the deplorable the state of inmates of old-age homes in the state, who are “hapless and helpless elderly persons, abandoned by their family, and are being ignored by the State”. The Chief Justice-led bench, taking suo motu cognisance of the conditions of the Old Age Homes functioning in the cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, was “shocked”…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Telangana High Court on Monday took note of the deplorable the state of inmates of old-age homes in the state, who are “hapless and helpless elderly persons, abandoned by their family, and are being ignored by the State”. The Chief Justice-led bench, taking suo motu cognisance of the conditions of the Old Age Homes functioning in the cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, was “shocked” by the picture revealed by the Interim Report of the Amicus Curiae. “For, the picture clearly reveals that the fundamental rights of the elderly inmates are being violated, both by the Managers, who are supposed to run the Homes, and certainly by the State Government, who is legally bound to register, to maintain, to inspect, to fund, and to look after the rights of the elderly population”, lamented the division bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy. The bench noted that the OId Age Homes are being run by NGOs. These NGOs are being funded by private donors, or by the payments they receive from the inmates. While some of them run free, without charging the inmates, others are charging Rs.2,000/- to Rs.30,000/- from the inmates. Those Homes which are charging between Rs.6,000/- and Rs,30,000/- have “a modicum of self regulation”, but other Homes which are charging less, are overcrowded, and suffering from lack of in infrastructure. “In “Mother’s Nest OId Age Home”, twenty-four women are packed into three rooms. There is hardly any ventilation; there is hardly any sunlight in the said Home, Even a Home called “The Second Chance: a Home for the Dying and the Destitute” is so packed with cots, that there is insufficient space for free movement of the inmates. Moreover, according to the Reports, there is awful lack of sufficient number of staff to look after the inmates. The lack of staff is clearly reflected in the unhygienic condition of these Homes. In some of the Homes, the window panes are broken, and in others the cupboards are hanging loose, and in some, mattresses are soiled beyond recognition. Furthermore, according to the same Report, but for the Police, the Department of Social Welfare has not inspected the Homes for over six months. According to the Manager of these Homes, the Homes are, in fact, inspected, only once in a year, and many a times the inspection is done at the time of registration”, the bench was informed  by amicus curiae Vasudha Nagaraj, who filed the interim report.. The Amicus curiae further conveyed that there is no segregation on the basis of gender. In one of the Homes visited by her, she was horrified to notice that elderly lady, who was bed-stricken, was sleeping in the same room, where there were two active elderly men. The physical safety of the women is a grave concern. Besides, because there is no Helpline, or Hotline Number available, the inmates of the Homes do not have access to the word outside, whereby they can share their plight, their concerns and their interests. Most of the Homes are filled by people, who have been abandoned. or who are destitute, or who are mentally challenged. Such persons are abandoned by the Police, and left at the doors of these Homes. The Court on Monday sought the response of the state on the following aspects: Firstly, with regard to the number of Homes which are registered, or not registered, which are functioning within Hyderabad/Secunderabad/Ranga Reddy District; Secondly, with regard to the funding, that is being released by the Government for the maintenance, upkeep, and for providing the basic necessities and infrastructure in these Homes; Thirdly, with regard to the number of times that these Homes have been inspected by the Officers of the concerned Department. In case, these Homes are not being inspected on a monthly basis, the reason as to why the Government is ignoring the plight of the elderly inmates. The respondent state departments are further directed to immediately create a Helpline, or a Hotline. The Number of the Helpline/Hotline should be publicised through electronic and print media, and it should be made known to the inmates of all the Old Homes which are functioning not only in Hyderabad/ Secunderabad/Ranga Reddy District, but to all the Old Age Homes functioning in other parts of the State. If a complaint is received on the Helpline/Hotline, the same should be attended immediately, both by the Department, and by the concerned Police Station. In case, any action needs to be taken by the Police, with regard to any alleged offence, the Police shall take the action immediately, and the concerned Station House Officer (SHO) shall inform the concerned Superintendent of Police of the District with regard to allegation so made, and with regard to the investigation made, and finally with regard to the outcome of the investigation carried by him/her. The respondents departments were further directed to explore the possibility of seeking the cooperation of the Corporate Sector under the Corporate Social Responsibility so that the Companies can take up and manage, or at least provide the best infrastructure that can be provided to the elderly inmates, keeping in mind their physical and mental needs. Lastly, the bench directed the state to consider the possibility of having Old Homes along with Orphanage Children Homes, Shelter Homes, and other institutions, run under the Juvenile Justice Act, expressing the hope that if children are placed under the guidance and care of elderly people, such an arrangement will create a symbiotic relationship, between the elderly people, who will get a chance to guide the children, and the children who desperately require the guidance from the adults.Click here to download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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May 18, 2021

More than $4.5M raised to rebuild Minneapolis’ historic Lake Street after protests

first_imgLake Street CouncilBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — Some $4.5 million has been raised to rebuild the historic and diverse Lake Street area of Minneapolis, after it suffered immense damage amid protests over the killing of George Floyd that have rocked the nation over the past week.Businesses along the 6-mile strip, known for its large Latino and Somali American population, have faced looting and fires that have left every single one “affected in one way or another by this,” Theresa Swaney of the Lake Street Council, a local nonprofit that is spearheading fundraising efforts, told ABC News.“We understand why these protests are happening, and we believe in the need to seek this justice for George Floyd,” she said. “As an organization we’re trying to move forward and support our businesses because that’s our mission.”Swaney said she hasn’t seen anything like this in her memory, but that most of these businesses were already struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic.“I’d say it’s more than a double hit, a triple, quadruple, hit,” she said of dealing with the damage, on top of the financial strains from the pandemic. “People were struggling with COVID, businesses around the country were struggling, and Lake Street was no different.”“A lot of them can’t even reopen now because they’ve been looted; they have no inventory, they have no shelves,” she said. “It’s going to take a lot for them to reopen and be able to serve their communities.”The area was known and beloved in Minneapolis specifically for its diversity, with Swaney saying, “A large number of the businesses on Lake Street are either owned by immigrants or people of color.”“Those are the small mom and pop shops that will have trouble rebuilding and coming back to life after this; that’s really where our funds are dedicated towards — are helping those businesses that spent 10 years saving up and now have nothing,” she said.Swaney said the damage to the area ranged from broken windows to entire buildings being burned down, and many businesses were looted.Swaney said that the offices for their nonprofit have been completely burned. They were all working from home due to coronavirus, but they found out “nothing in our office will survive.”So far, $4.5 million has been donated through their website from approximately 50,000 donors in a week.Swaney said she agrees with those on social media who have been saying that property can be rebuilt while lives — such as Floyd’s — are gone forever.“I don’t think it means that we can’t support the rebuilding of Lake Street as well,” she said. “We also know that it will take money to rebuild the buildings.”“Many of these buildings are 100 years old or more and they served our community because they were affordable to rent, and provided spaces for these minority and POC-owned businesses,” she added. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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May 3, 2021

Lecturer – Technology Project Management Program – (ADJ000022)

first_imgThe Technology Project Management (TPM) program in the Departmentof Construction Management offers a broad range of graduate levelcourses in Project Management and occasionally has openings forpart-time Lecturers to teach courses throughout the academic year.The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse studentbodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars.Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply totemporary, part time positions. Lecturer appointments are made on asemester basis.Please indicate the course that you are interested in teaching.Areas that commonly need lecturers include:TEPM 6301: Project Management PrinciplesTEPM 6302: Project Leadership and Team BuildingTEPM 6303: Risk Assessment in Project ManagementTEPM 6304: Quality Improvement in Project ManagementTEPM 6305: Project Manager ToolsTEPM 6306: Project Manager OfficeTEPM 6307: Advanced Project ManagementTEPM 6308: Project Procurement PracticesTEPM 6391: Project Management SeminarTEPM 6395: Integration ProjectThe University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Ph.D. Degree in project management or a closely related field withrelevant industrial experience is required.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

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