first_imgMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.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)  2012 annual report.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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first_imgJuli Plc (JULI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Juli Plc (JULI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Juli Plc (JULI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Juli Plc (JULI.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileJuli Plc markets a range of pharmaceutical products to the wholesale and retail sectors in Nigeria. The company also owns and operates is own supermarkets and trading stores. Juli Pharmacy Plc originally marketed international pharmaceutical brands but diversified its positioning to produce its own brands of products. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Juli Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_img“We live in turbulent times. The last thing rugby should do is to assume this is a blip and things will return to normal.”Of course, the Six Nations provides sublime entertainment. Unions have done well out of it all too. And according to one Six Nations insider, there is a sense of excitement rippling through the board as a new CEO, Ben Morel – who has extensive experience working with the NBA – takes over. Top of his agenda is innovation and reaching new markets.Some things won’t change, though, as our insider says: “There is absolutely no sign of changing promotion-relegation in the future. Why would teams put around £16-£17m (of profit) each at risk?” Morel confirms with us that the issue is not currently on Six Nations’ agenda.Morel tells Rugby World: “Our greatest opportunity is to expand our audience.“We’re already building on strong foundations but at a global level there’s a significant amount of untapped opportunity to be talking to the world about its best rugby championship.Closed off: No chance of promotion-relegation, as it stands (Getty Images)“Expanding the global coverage and audience is going to be paramount for me. Domestically, I want to expand the audience as well, with a clear focus on the younger generation. So through digital and social engagements, gaming and other things we can do with that.“The sponsorship world is evolving. The time when you sell purely inventory boards is gone. You need to adapt and innovate. That’s where digital and social (media) creates humongous opportunity and coverage on a global level, instantly. So sponsored content is one of the untapped opportunities for the Six Nations, given its popularity around the world but also in home markets.”While these words will relieve some who watched the slide in sponsorship value, there will be other battles. In a few years we will wonder what to do about TV rights.The current deal with BBC and ITV ends in 2021. Last year ITV’s audience peaked at 8.39m during England v Wales (sic: some 8.9m watched Wales v England in BBC One this season). Alone, BBC Wales pulled in 828,000 for Wales v Scotland and near 800,000 for Scotland v France last term.No one has teamed up with China’s state-run channels to air the Six Nations yet – something the NBA did in the Nineties – while sources close to South Africa’s SuperSport say their Six Nations ratings have been “underwhelming” of late.Subscription streaming platform DAZN hold the rights to broadcast in Canada, Germany, Switzerland and Austria until 2021. DAZN would not comment when asked about future rights tenders.Mobile experience: Streaming, social media and new technologies are high on the 6N agenda (Getty Images)“We are a free-to-air proposition and that defines the values of the Six Nations,” says Morel of future deals.“Actually, instead of free-to-air I prefer ‘free-to-view’. More and more of our fans, especially the younger generation, stream the games already on our existing broadcaster platforms.“The capability of driving high-quality content through digital and social platforms to engage the younger generation will be paramount, as well as some of the new initiatives like virtual reality and eSports. I’d love the Six Nations to have a leading voice there.”There are new markets out there and fresh ways to reach them. However lucrative that will be, wherever they take the ‘product’, it will certainly be a long way from the baggy shirts of 2000.Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Special Report: The Changing Face of the Six NationsTwenty years ago, before the first-ever Six Nations in 2000, we had qualms. Could this new competition ever be as good as the five-team tournament it was replacing?Then, in their competitive debut, Italy shocked Scotland. The Scots would also stun Grand Slam-chasing England. Brian O’Driscoll announced himself on the big stage with a hat-trick against France. Shane Williams broke opposition hearts for the first time. Martin Johnson ended up not featuring at all for England.The shirts were baggy, the hair was bad and Grandstand was still on the telly. But like the winds, things would change. Many want even more changes.We may look back at 2000 and sigh at how simple a lot of it still was. Italy’s players reputedly got no fee for playing then; Scotland’s starters, we’re told by a source, got around £2,500 to play and half as much again if they won. As we jump into the 2019 Six Nations, England’s stars can get up to £25k a game and can invoice for a further £9k on image rights each season.As shirts got tighter and training ground tech evolved in the last two decades, so has the rugby. Scrums and defences have changed beyond recognition. Styles in attack have mutated over generations. For example, France went from kings of joue to sultans of stodge. Every team has changed philosophy at least once.Look at the average match statistics from the table above. You can track changes in attack over the last decade. It suggest that adventure slid towards 2013, which is considered a nadir for attacks. But the numbers climb again in terms of runs, breaks and passes after 2013. The figures suggest that fans are now getting more marauding rugby.However, there are those that suggest 2013 was a bad year for the Six Nations in a more commercially significant way.Rugby World understands that in the wake of the 2013 Lions tour, banking powerhouse HSBC presented the Six Nations – who are intrinsically tied to the Lions – a proposal to sponsor the touring side for 12 years and the Six Nations for eight. The money, it is believed, was slightly less than Royal Bank of Scotland were paying to attach their name to the tournament at the time. But according to some in the sponsorship world, the bank’s extra budget for advertising or marketing increased the deal’s significance, particularly with its long-term nature.So confident were HSBC that the deal was wrapped up that they flew in their CEO for a big meeting – a rarity. When the Six Nations rejected that proposal, there was “shock and awe” in the room, according to one insider.In the years since, the sponsorship market has changed greatly. In 2017, after RBS ended their 14-year dalliance with the Six Nations, a lofty price tag was put on the competition. Potential sponsors balked, and the 2018 edition of the tournament was reportedly sponsored by RBS-owned NatWest for a knock-down price of £11m.This season sees the start of a six-year deal with Guinness, with just £6m being spent on the first year (though that cost is set to steadily rise each year throughout the agreement).Before this deal, it was reported that HSBC were again interested in sponsoring the event. This has been denied, with a spokesperson telling us: “I can confirm there was no conversation with the Six Nations whatsoever. Over recent years we have turned to sevens and that is our vehicle, our focus, and the game fits with the values of HSBC perfectly.”According to Simon Chadwick, professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University, traditional rugby ventures are at a “crossroads” with the sponsorship landscape shifting under rugby’s feet.“I think the market has changed,” he says. “The Six Nations is out of kilter with the needs and wants of millennials and Generation X consumers. Rugby is not alone as football and Formula One are just two other sports struggling to get to grips with this change. However, there is something about the nature and format of rugby union, about the sport’s socio-cultural underpinnings, and about its image and reputation that is a bit of a turn-off for younger consumers. We’ve come a long way since 2000 but with fluctuations in sponsorship value and broadcast battles to come as tech improves, what does the future hold? 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first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of South India has today appointed its first female bishop.The Rev. Eggoni Pushpalalitha was ordained in 1983 and has most recently served as a priest in the Diocese of Nadyal in Andhra Pradesh.Her appointment comes only days after the Church of Ireland elected its first female bishop, the Rev. Pat (Patricia) Storey as the new bishop of Meath and Kildare.Mani M. Philip, provincial secretary of the Church of South India, confirmed that Pushpalalitha had been appointed by the Synod Selection Board this afternoon.“We have been ordaining women since 1976,” he told ACNS, adding that in its constitution the province mandates that at least 25 percent of all statutory bodies should be women.Bishop-designate Pushpalalitha is expected to be installed on Sept. 30.One of the 38 member churches of the Anglican Communion, the Church of South India is a “united” church — the result of the union of churches of varying traditions Anglican, Methodist, Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed. It was inaugurated in September 1947. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Women’s Ministry Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME People, Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Church of South India appoints first female bishop September 27, 2013 at 12:04 am Rev. Mrs. Pushpalalita is the member of the Executive Committee of the Communion of Churches in India. The Communion of Churches in India felicitates her and the constituent member church, the CSI. Hope that other constituent member churches of the CCI, the CNI and the Mar Thoma will follow this example. Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events June 13, 2014 at 4:32 am In faith Christians believe and accept priesthood of all believers and equal partnership in ministry; in practice CSI is doing it and congratulation to Rev.Mrs Pushpalitha who shares that responsibility and status. Let all the churches in India be opened to do the samein promoting women and men to share equal responsibility for developing ministry in Indian churches to make their ministry more effective. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By ACNS staffPosted Sep 25, 2013 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Rev. Satvasheela Pandhare says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA September 26, 2013 at 6:03 am Overwhelmed with the news!!! The Church, finally valued women contribution in ministry. It is absolutely encouraging news. Congratulations to Bishop Pushpalalitha!!! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 BISHOP BRIGHT KENNEDY says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglican Communion, Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Asia, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments (4) 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 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 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Dr.T.Vanlaltlani says: Rector Belleville, IL Rev. 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first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/417825/mm-house-studio-mk27-marcio-kogan-maria-cristina-motta Clipboard Photographs Year:  MM House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Maria Cristina Motta ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/417825/mm-house-studio-mk27-marcio-kogan-maria-cristina-motta Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Projects Brazil Area:  715 m² Area:  715 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra+ 34 Share 2012 2012 CopyAbout this officeMaria Cristina MottaOfficeFollowStudio MK27OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBragança PaulistaHousesBrazilPublished on August 20, 2013Cite: “MM House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Maria Cristina Motta” 20 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architects: Maria Cristina Motta, Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  FG+SG – Fernando GuerraPhotographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© FG+SG – Fernando GuerraInterior Design:Diana RadomyslerTechnical Drawings:Fernando BottonLandscape Designer:Renata TilliStructural Engineering:Benedicts Engenharia – Eng. Eduardo DupratConstruction Manager:SC Consult – Eng. Sérgio CostaContractor:CPA Engenharia – Eng. Paulo RenóSite Area:4500 sqmCollaborators:Carolina Castroviejo, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo PessanoProject Team:Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Lair Reis Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana GlogowskiCity:Bragança PaulistaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© FG+SG – Fernando GuerraThe MM House organization is set by the intersection of two perpendicular axes on a single ground floor. Along one axis is the horizontal volumetry of the house, with its green roof that lifts the grass of the land and merges with the surrounding construction. Along the other axis, there is emptiness: a wooden deck and pool. Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra At the intersection of these axes, a terrace holds the social spaces of the house, including a kitchen and a living. With permanent cross ventilation, the atmosphere is inviting, even with the high temperatures of São Paulo state, in southeastern Brazil. This terrace is the transition between interior and exterior. It divides the house into two blocks of wood. The southern block contains the garage and TV room while the northern block holds rooms, kitchen and services. The ceilings create a spatiality: over the terrace it is a low concrete porch and over the living room it is inclined as the roof design and made out of wooden slats. Save this picture!SectionThe climate issue is key for the habitability of the house. All spaces are provided with ventilation through wooden folding doors, brises-soleil that can be fully opened. Moreover, the green roof acts as an insulator, besides creating the peculiarity of the volume.Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fernando GuerraProject gallerySee allShow lessNorman Foster Resigns from Moscow’s Pushkin Museum ExpansionArchitecture NewsUrban Fragment: Jose Oubrerie’s Miller HouseArticles Share CopyHouses•Bragança Paulista, Brazil MM House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Maria Cristina MottaSave this projectSaveMM House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Maria Cristina Mottalast_img read more

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first_img Houses ArchDaily Siberian Retreat House / A61architects & YYdesign “COPY” Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Hansgrohe, JUNG, Arlight, Centrsvet, DLW, Interface, Laufen, Molteni & C, NATUZZI, ROCKWOOL, TECE, Zehnder, Aledo, Alutech, Cosmorelax, Iwood, La Forma, La Nordica, Porcelanosa, +1Velux Russia-1Design Team:Gulnara Morozova, Dmitrii Morozov, Danil DevyashinProject Manager:Ruslan BekshenevCity:TyumenCountry:RussiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building ElementsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The main idea for this house was to create a space where one can find refuge from busy urban life, restore, contemplate, and connect with nature. The path to the house runs through wild and remote terrain, crossing a dense pine forest opening onto patches of delicate native flowers. The irregularly shaped lot is roughly segregated into three functional zones:Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe White Court: This is a welcoming space that allows you to switch over from the intense rhythm of city life to the relaxed atmosphere of a home. The court is filled with white marble chips which combined with birch trees growing in this area emphasize the airiness and special mood of this space.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe Green Court: This is a private space for residents of the house. The yard is planted with grass and serves as a place for outdoor activities.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe Wild Forest: This is the border of the forest which was incorporated into the landscape by the architects and preserved in its natural state. The forest is alive, full of wild animals, and filled with the sound of native birds.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe inner courtyards are connected by means of a visual corridor, which is formed by the entrance and the terrace. They are all positioned on one visual axis, which serves as a window in both directions. The terrace is the heart of this house and unites all its parts. This open space is built into the main part of the house, which provides comfortable outdoor recreation at any time of the year. Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovOne of the main objectives of this project was to create a secluded space that looked discreet from the driveway’s side in the North and open from the South where the forest is. This resulted in the complex silhouette of the roof, along with a simple horizontally oriented composition of the house.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovLooking from the North reveals an ascetic single-story building mass. The facade has a minimal number of windows due to its orientation and functionality.  Looking from the South opens a two-story building thanks to the complex structure of the roof. The facade here, unlike the northern side, is very rich in detail. The large openings offer beautiful views of the forest and the sky. Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe entrance unit divides the house into two functional zones – public and private. The public area consists of kitchen-dining room space and a double-height living room with a 360 degrees wood-burning cooking fireplace that provides a relaxing atmosphere and view of the fire from all sides. There is a mezzanine recreation area above the space of the dining-living room. Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe private part of the house consists of a vanity area, a bathroom, and a room for yoga and meditation. It is an ascetic space of pure form with a meditative view from the window. The second floor is where a master bedroom and a small guest room are located.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovProject gallerySee allShow lessDiscover Dauphin’s Colorful Chairs for Modern Shared WorkspacesArticlesHidden Garden Hostel / Full Scale StudioSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Tyumen, Russia 2020 Russia Siberian Retreat House / A61architects & YYdesignSave this projectSaveSiberian Retreat House / A61architects & YYdesign ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950759/siberian-retreat-house-a61architects-and-yydesign Clipboard Projectscenter_img Area:  124 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950759/siberian-retreat-house-a61architects-and-yydesign Clipboard Architects: A61architects, YYdesign Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Ilya Ivanov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Ilya Ivanov+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeA61architectsOfficeFollowYYdesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTyumenOn FacebookRussiaPublished on November 04, 2020Cite: “Siberian Retreat House / A61architects & YYdesign” 04 Nov 2020. 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first_img Advertisement The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust has announced plans to increase its grant spending by over £3 million a year, for the next ten years.The move will take the Trust’s annual grant spending from around £7 million per year, to over £10 million per year, with the decision made as part of a ten yearly review of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) by its trustees. JRCT will now work to increase the number of grants given to organisations outside London to improve the geographical diversity of funding across the UK.The Trust will also make a number of larger, longer or core grants to charities where suitable.Nick Perks, the Trust Secretary at JRCT, said: “We’re pleased to be able to increase our grant funding, which reaffirms our commitment to engage in philanthropy which supports people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice. We have decided to make more grants across the UK in recognition of the importance of devolved nations and regions and that systemic change requires many voices and experiences. We want to be an open and responsive funder and we know that more core or unrestricted grants are what many charities want and could greatly benefit from.”A Quaker Trust, JRCT supports those working to address the root causes of conflict and injustice, in five areas: peace and security, rights and justice, power and accountability, sustainable future and Northern Ireland.The decision to increase grant spending was made at the Trust’s ten year review – its ‘decennial review’ – at which trustees are required to reflect on its work and ensure opportunities for the future are explored.Further details for applicants and existing grantees will be released later this year with changes expected to have been fully implemented by the end of next year. Melanie May | 18 April 2019 | News  213 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 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.  212 total views,  2 views today Joseph Rowntree Trust to increase grant spending by £3m a year Tagged with: Funding grantslast_img read more

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first_imgStudent initiative offers Southwark charities & community groups free digital support Melanie May | 30 November 2020 | News Tagged with: Digital FREE London small charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Southwark charities and community groups tackling poverty and inequality are invited to apply for free web design, social media, videos, and marketing as part of London College of Communication’s Talent Works project.From January 2021, 16 small charities and community groups based in Southwark will receive free digital support as part of an ongoing collaboration with creative students. The deadline for applications is this Friday, 4 December.The Talent Works initiative this year aims to support local projects that are addressing poverty and inequality, with a particular focus on groups who may have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.The initiative aims to engage with groups addressing the following issues:Accommodation, from affordable housing to public spaceWorker’s rights, from better pay to improved conditionsLiving standards, from social welfare to public provisionFinancial inequality and fair taxationRefugee issues, from settlement and discriminationCommunity advice, from advocacy and integration to isolationGill Henderson, Cultural and Communities Partnerships Manager at London College of Communication, UAL, said:“Talent Works has proven a popular and effective way of supporting local enterprises whilst giving students opportunities and experience to work on real-world projects.“We were delighted to be awarded funding from Trust for London to enable us to focus on groups actively addressing issues like poverty and inequality – which have been further exposed and exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.“Our students across Design, Media, and Screen can provide fresh insight and innovative solutions so organisations can better communicate their mission, reach more people, and ultimately, have a greater impact on the communities they support.” Advertisementcenter_img Talent Works was launched by London College of Communication, UAL and has so far helped 67 charities and provided paid work for 113 students.The current programme is managed by London College of Communication and Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, in partnership with Community Southwark and supported by Trust for London.  116 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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first_imgOn the eve of his 96th birthday May 19, the great Black revolutionary, Malcolm X, will always be remembered for the quote: “By any means necessary.” He used this phrase to justify Black people having the right to defend themselves from all forms of white-supremacist violence, including by use of arms.  Just a week before his assassination in 1965, Malcolm X stated, “We are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”  Both of these powerful statements are applicable to the genocidal terror currently happening in Gaza. Workers World Party defends the the right of the Palestinian people, as an oppressed and exploited people, to rebel against the racist Zionist regime of Israel “by any means necessary.” Our view has not wavered one iota since the Party held its first pro-Palestine demonstration in 1967.    This self-determination includes the Palestinian masses having their choice of political representation — which in Gaza has been Hamas since 2006. For decades,  Palestinians have faced two oppressors — the fascistic Israeli occupiers who violently displaced them from their homeland May 15, 1948, with horrific massacre — and the top backer of Israel, U.S. imperialism.  Yes, it is the duty for anyone who considers themself to be a revolutionary and socialist inside any superrich capitalist countries to demand that all aid be severed from propping up Israeli apartheid in Palestine. That is an important step towards building anti-imperialist solidarity.  This garrison state could not exist for one day if it weren’t for the $10 million the U.S. administration provides daily, amounting to almost $4 billion annually. This support reflects why Israel has been an illegitimate state since its inception. It uses a false cover of being a “Jewish state,” but in reality it is a Zionist state built on the blood, sweat and tears of the Palestinian people.  Zionism is a white-supremacist ideology used to dehumanize Palestinians and all Arab peoples. This racist, white, settler state was codified with the Balfour Declaration by British colonialist settlers on Nov. 2, 1917. Malcolm X equated Zionism with colonialism in September 1964.  Palestinian solidarity protest in Philadelphia, May 15Land theft, Columbus to ZionismWhat has happened to the displaced Palestinian people — be they in the Occupied Territorities of Gaza and the West Bank or throughout the diaspora — can be compared to what happened to the thousands of original nations in this hemisphere during the wholesale theft of Indigenous lands starting with Christopher Columbus. The difference is that Britain’s genocidal theft of North America led to the establishment of the world’s most powerful imperialist country, which today profits from the oil-rich region in East Asia or the “Middle East.”To be anti-Zionist is NOT the same as being antisemitic. The U.S. government’s support of Israel is not based on genuine support for Jewish people. In fact, antisemitic attacks are everyday occurrences in the U.S. and included the closing of its borders to a certain number of Jewish people attempting to escape the Holocaust during, and before, World War II. This imperialist maneuver was an effort to divert Jewish people to settle Palestine — to turn them into occupiers before 1948.  The Palestinian people have had no other choice but to fight back against their oppressors, using everything at their disposal — from slingshots to rockets against the Israeli Defense Forces, which are trained and armed with the most sophisticated weaponry supplied by the U.S. Defense Department.  The heroic resistance shown by the Palestinians has helped to further isolate the already ostracized Israeli regime — especially since the first Intifada or uprising that began in 1987, followed by the second Intifada in 2000. This is why it is critical for movements to demand an immediate end to the bombing of Gaza and ending all U.S. aid to Israel — and to defend the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people to win their liberation “by any means necessary” — which will weaken imperialism everywhere. Workers World Party salutes the heroism of the Palestinian people. Make Israel Palestine again! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_img Previous articleLimerick councillor calls for an end to ‘financial terror’Next articleCutting Edge award for Limerick theatre company Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie The past presidents of Limerick Chamberby Bernie [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Chamber, one of the oldest and most important institutions in the city will be celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2015. As part of the celebrations, an important new book on the Chamber’s history has been commissioned and is being researched and written by two well-known professional historians, Dr Matthew Potter and Sharon Slater.Although the Chamber’s bicentenary is dated from the granting of its charter by King George III on 2 June 1815, it had actually been in existence for eight years before that.On 7 May 1807 a number of Limerick merchants met and resolved that “it appears to this meeting that it would be serviceable to the trade of this city to establish a Committee of Merchants or a Chamber of Commerce.’Thus began an institution which has made an enormous impact on Limerick over the past 200 years. Starting with 60 members in 1807, it now boasts more than 450 members drawn from every sector of the region’s business community.The purpose of the Chamber was to promote and protect the interests of the business community of Limerick and from the beginning it set about these tasks with gusto.In the early nineteenth century, Limerick city had a booming economy, which was reflected in the building of the magnificent Georgian quarter of Newtown Pery, but its dynamic business community was being held back by an antiquated administrative structure and the port was seriously neglected.The Chamber took over the running of the port itself for a few years and carried out significant improvements to facilitate its use by more ships. It also regulated the highly important butter trade, improved the collection of tolls and worked hard to promote the linen industry in the city.Later, the Chamber persuaded the British government to reduce the huge debt incurred by the Harbour Commissioners in developing the port. As a result, the Limerick Chamber became one of the busiest and most dynamic chambers in the world at the time.Over the years, the Chamber had many dynamic presidents, whose names are a reminder of Limerick’s renowned commercial traditions: Sir James Spaight, James Bannatyne, Sir Alexander Shaw, Sir Thomas Cleeve. Some of these names are also a reminder that the Chamber was once a bastion of Unionism.In 1885, when the nationalist-dominated Corporation refused to meet the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra)  on their visit to Limerick, the Chamber greeted them instead at a reception held in the railway station.Between 1808 and 1824 the organisation spent considerable sums to encourage economic development in areas like agricultural improvements, protecting the Shannon salmon fishery, repairing the city market and regulating slaughterhouses.It threw its weight behind Muintir Na Tir Community schemes such as the Penny in the Pound Scheme of 1941-45 which provided cheap and free fuel to the city’s poor. The scheme provided 1 pence of every pound earned by employers and employees to go towards free fuel for the poor. Another scheme at the time was the Potato Scheme. Of the 126 acres planted at Shanagolden and Murroe, the Chamber had secured 100 acres on behalf of its members for the growing and selling of cheap potatoes.The present home of Limerick Chamber (96 O’Connell Street), had an interesting history and to this day retains much of its original Georgian layout and architectural detailing.  Memories from Bridie Breen, who was born in the building 93 years ago, will add colour to this chapter.These are only a few episodes from the history of Limerick Chamber, which promises to be a comprehensive, lively and lavishly illustrated book, packed with dramatic events and interesting personalities, all set within the larger context of Limerick’s economic and social history. From a Limerick perspective, It will be one of the most interesting books to appear on the bookshelves this year. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSDr Matthew PotterlimerickLIMERICK ChamberSharon Slater Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsChamber brought to bookBy Staff Reporter – July 10, 2015 602 Facebook Linkedin Advertisementlast_img read more

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