Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgAriston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAriston Holdings Limited is an agricultural enterprise operating in diverse markets that range from tea, macadamia nuts, horticulture and deciduous fruits to fish farming, beef cattle and poultry. Deciduous fruits include bananas, apples and peaches; while staple crops include potatoes, tomatoes, peas, maize and soya beans. Ariston Holdings Limited has a national footprint, with six strategic business units located in the northern and eastern regions of Zimbabwe. Southdown Estates consists of three tea estates with over 1 200 hectares allocated to tea plants, almost 60 hectares to bananas and over 450 hectares to macadamia trees. Claremont Estate concentrates on growing pome and stone fruit, passion fruit and potatoes; while Kent Estate focuses on horticultural crops, poultry and livestock. The company also packages and distributes blended tea for the domestic market. Its headquarters are in Msasa, Harare. Ariston Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Episcopalians in Minnesota, churchwide call for justice in killing of…

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska A mural memorializing George Floyd and other black victims of police violence is located near the site in Minneapolis where Floyd died May 25 while being taken into police custody. Photo: Paul Lebens-Englund[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal clergy and congregations in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and churchwide are voicing outrage and lament at the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died May 25 while in Minneapolis police custody, as protests against police brutality intensify – both locally and nationally.Some Twin Cities Episcopalians have joined in-person demonstrations denouncing Floyd’s killing amid increasing calls for charges against the officers involved. On May 29, Derek Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee to the back of Floyd’s neck, was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter. Floyd could be heard in a bystander video saying “I can’t breathe” while pinned to the ground.“We are heartbroken and angry about the killing of George Floyd. This horrific act of violence reveals deep racial injustices that continue to be present in our common life,” Minnesota Bishop Brian Prior and Bishop-elect Craig Loya said in a joint statement May 28. (Loya’s consecration is scheduled for June 6.)Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joined Prior and Loya in their statement and shared his own lament for Floyd’s death and the deaths of others before him, at a time when the county also is dealing with a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 102,000 Americans.“This crisis reflects deep sores and deep wounds that have been here all along,” Curry said in response to the unrest in the Twin Cities. “In the midst of COVID-19 and the pressure cooker of a society in turmoil, a man was brutally killed. The basic human right to life was taken away. His basic human dignity was stripped by someone charged to protect our common humanity.“And perhaps the deeper pain of this is the fact that it’s not an isolated incident. The pain of this is that it’s a deep part of our life. It’s not just our history. It is American society today. We are not, however, slaves to our fate, unless we choose to do nothing.”Prior and Loya’s statement included a list of actions Episcopalians can take, such as contacting elected officials, giving to a fund created for George Floyd’s family, and addressing racial bias within one’s own congregation and community. They also encouraged donations to local organizations working on racial justice issues and a community nonprofit in the neighborhood most affected by the protests that have followed Floyd’s death, which in some cases turned violent.Some Episcopal priests have joined peaceful protests across the Twin Cities in the wake of Floyd’s killing. The Rev. Joy Caires, rector of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul attended an evening protest May 28 outside the Hennepin County Government Center and found reason for hope despite “so much damage to our Twin Cities,” she said in a May 29 post on the church’s Facebook page.Caires was joined by the Rev. Georgianna Smith, a church deacon. “Tensions were high, but no weapons were drawn – by either protesters or police,” Caires said. “We stood, in our clergy garb, as witnesses. Hands in prayer – calling out, alongside the protesters, the name of George Floyd.”At one point, she said, a young black man asked if she was with the police, and when she told him no, he persuaded her to accompany him as he tried to question police. The man approached an officer and asked why no one had been arrested yet. The officer responded that investigators needed time to ensure a strong case against those responsible for Floyd’s death.“For a moment, while the crowd roared across the plaza, two men stood together seeking connection,” Caires said on Facebook.Scenes from today’s #GeorgeFloyd protests in #Minneapolis. Things have been quiet and authorities have enacted an 8 pm curfew. pic.twitter.com/Q37yLkSW1P— Trevor Hughes (@TrevorHughes) May 29, 2020The Very Rev. Paul Lebens-Englund, dean of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Minneapolis, issued a message to his congregation on May 29 warning of the “bitter root” of systemic racism. Earlier in the week, he added his signature to a letter from the Downtown Interfaith Senior Clergy that condemned Floyd’s killing.“Our hearts break, going out to the family and to those in our community who continue to bear the historical brunt of racially-motivated oppression that too often leads to violence and even death,” the interfaith clergy letter said.Lebens-Englund, in an interview with ENS, said he attended an evening rally May 28 organized by a group called MAD DADS, which seeks to ensure healthy communities while developing young leaders. The rally was peaceful, and Lebens-Englund said he was impressed by the teenagers who spoke about their desire to change the system for the better.The rally was held outside Minneapolis’ 3rd Precinct police headquarters. Afterward, Lebens-Englund left to join other mourners who were gathered just to the west at the site where Floyd was killed. He soon learned from a parishioner that some protesters had set fire to the police station and adjacent buildings.“It is a small subset of folks whose tactics involve property damage and chaos creation,” Lebens-Englund said. He and other Episcopal leaders are trying to find ways to walk alongside church leaders in the local black community in peaceful demonstrations of solidarity. He also appreciates the guidance the Minnesota bishop and bishop-elect provided on ways Episcopalians can take action, he said.Voices across Episcopal Church speak out against injusticeChurchwide, Episcopalians have participated in online prayer vigils and diocesan leaders issued statements calling on Episcopalians to channel their anger into advocacy against systemic racism.Bishops like the Rt. Rev. Gayle Harris, bishop suffragan of Massachusetts, have highlighted the importance of considering the historical context for the protests and riots in Minneapolis and other cities.“The reaction on the streets of our cities is another eruption of frustration from over 400 years of oppression and injustice for people of color on this continent,” Harris said in a statement urging Episcopalians to “be a new and changed community.”Some church leaders have said that Floyd’s killing – along with the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky – magnifies the reality that racism is killing people of color in America, a reality made even more apparent in their disproportionate rates of serious illness and death due to COVID-19.“We have to recognize the connections between the deaths from COVID-19 and these deaths on the streets of our cities at the hands of police,” the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and stewardship of creation, told ENS. “The lack of public health access in vulnerable communities – that has been an act of racism.“The defunding and underfunding of public health and housing and education, especially in communities of color, directly leads to a higher proportion of deaths from COVID-19. That’s racism. And the deaths of black and brown and Native people at the hands of police officers who, when they look at us, they don’t always see people that they are sworn to protect,” Spellers said. “They see people that they are supposed to protect someone else from. That’s racism. It’s all connected.”Spellers and other church leaders are preparing a guide of resources and suggestions for ways that Episcopalians can take action against systemic racism in the U.S., focusing on three categories: act, learn and pray.“Action will need to happen for months and years to come – action toward justice reforms, the defense of black and brown and Native peoples in a nation that has proved time and time again that our lives don’t matter the same as other lives,” Spellers said, urging Episcopalians to contact local police departments, district attorney’s offices and the U.S. Department of Justice to “demand accountability measures in every police department across America.”The Episcopal Church’s efforts to promote racial justice in American policing go back more than a half-century, but ramped up in response to several high-profile killings of unarmed African Americans in recent years, including Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the Rev. Charles Wynder Jr., the church’s staff officer for social justice and engagement on reconciliation, justice and creation care, told ENS. The church’s efforts have included political advocacy, grants for churches in areas affected by racial violence, the Becoming Beloved Community initiative and diocesan reparations funds.The biggest difference between the situation in Minneapolis and other incidents like it is “the degree of terror layered upon complex and compound grieving caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that’s exacerbated by existing racism,” Wynder said. “So there’s a state of terror, right now, in black communities … that requires the church to not only speak but to act and to double down on its ministries of justice, engagement, advocacy and reconciliation.”The Union of Black Episcopalians will host an online prayer vigil for racial justice and the healing of the nation at 4 p.m. on May 31.“I realized that we at UBE must do something,” the Very Rev. Kim Coleman, the group’s president, told ENS. “We must respond in a way that will empower our members and help our white allies understand and know their responsibility in helping to bring about change.”UBE is reaching out to bishops and laity across the church and hopes that all Episcopalians – not just African Americans – will participate, Coleman said.“We want to intercede, to name, to acknowledge and to empower people to take some next steps in terms of repentance,” she said. “We always come to this place where we have an incident, but we are constantly ignoring the cumulative effect of death after death, murder after murder.”Like Harris, Coleman cautioned white Episcopalians not to demonize people of color who react to incidents of racial violence in ways they don’t understand. When frustration erupts in violence, as it has in Minneapolis in response to Floyd’s death, often the reaction is “shock, surprise and dismay from our beloved brothers and sisters to whom we’ve been speaking for 400 years, asking them to hear and see that we are in pain and to begin to own their part in it,” she said.In addition to direct action and prayer, “the church can help people to learn,” Spellers said. “The church can amplify voices that may not have been heard before. We can make sure that people hear the stories behind the stories, and can learn how to tell the truth about injustice wherever we see it.”Spellers shared with ENS how Floyd’s killing has affected her personally, describing the impact of witnessing countless similar incidents as “weathering” – a word that means both resilient endurance and a gradual wearing down over time.“As a black woman nearing the age of 50 who grew up down South, I didn’t think that I could still be surprised by racial terror and violence,” Spellers said. “I honestly didn’t think that my heart could keep on breaking the way that it is right now.”Prayers, prayer vigils and the work of racial healingIn Minneapolis, the Rev. Rena Turnham, deacon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, told ENS that the local Episcopal response so far has emphasized prayer and lament at Floyd’s death, and “we’re still in the middle of the immediate crisis.” She has been contacting parishioners by phone mostly to ensure they are safe and to provide pastoral support. But the work of the church won’t end there.“I’m personally thinking about what long-term work we need to be doing,” said Turnham, who oversees community engagement for the cathedral. While Episcopalians have long been called to the work of racial healing, in her mostly white congregation, some haven’t yet been ready, she said, until now.“Folks that were not there yet just got there very quickly and are wrestling with the deep internal questions of what can one white person do,” Turnham said.Those are questions that the Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson expects his congregation at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in St. Paul to wrestle with in the coming weeks. He led a prayer vigil on the congregation’s Facebook page on May 28 and has begun looking into resources on understanding and fighting racism, which he plans to introduce to parishioners at St. John the Evangelist. The congregation, like the cathedral, is mostly white.On May 29, Weber-Johnson spoke with ENS in the morning from his home in a residential neighborhood on St. Paul’s west side before he left to check on the church, which is located a mile or two south of some sites of the previous night’s violent unrest.“I’m sitting on my porch, and I can still smell the smoke,” he said.Such violence is “hard to ignore, and I know the news media will amplify it,” Weber-Johnson said, but in his mind, that’s not the real story of the past week. “The full story is hundreds of years of slavery, segregation, redlining and capricious taking of life of our black and brown neighbors.” For the church, he added, it’s also about “our inability, particularly in the white community, to respond faithfully to change what needs changing and to repent of the complicity we share.”The Rev. Robert Two Bulls Jr., as vicar of All Saints Indian Mission on Minneapolis’ south side, is close to the epicenter of the unrest. The church is just west of the police station that was set on fire, and he lives nearby in the same neighborhood.“You can hear it and smell it and feel it from here,” said Two Bulls, who also serves as missioner for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota’s Department of Indian Work and Multicultural Ministries. He said in an interview with ENS that he worries that it will take a long time for the neighborhood to clean up and rebuild, but he clings to some hope.“We’re a good community, and we’ll bounce back,” he said. “And hopefully justice will be served and law enforcement can make the changes they need to make.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Pat McCaughan also contributed to this report. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Racial Justice & Reconciliation Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL By David Paulsen and Egan MillardPosted May 29, 2020 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem George Floyd, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, 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 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopalians in Minnesota, churchwide call for justice in killing of black man in police custody Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

Argentina cruise to victory with nine tries against spirited Namibia

first_imgMonday Oct 12, 2015 Argentina cruise to victory with nine tries against spirited Namibia Argentina finished the pool stages with an impressive 64-19 victory over Namibia at the Leicester City Stadium on Sunday. Los Pumas scored nine tries to take second place in Pool C, behind New Zealand. As confirmed yesterday, they will face Ireland in the Quarter Finals next weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Argentina , Rugby World Cup Related Articles 30 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Emotive video shows unbelievable quarantine… 90 WEEKS AGO Lopez drop goal the key as France beat Argentina… 134 WEEKS AGO France starting to show good form as Teddy… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Fascinating 2017 Six Nations comes to a close – Final Weekend Highlights Wrap

first_imgMonday Mar 20, 2017 Fascinating 2017 Six Nations comes to a close – Final Weekend Highlights Wrap Things didn’t go entirely to script on the final weekend of the 2017 Six Nations Championship, as Ireland upset England to block their Grand Slam, France and Wales played 100 minutes of rugby, and Italy failed to score a point against Scotland. Here are your highlights recaps.It was a fascinating final weekend of the tournament, as positions on the final table shuffled around and while England were unable to get their Grand Slam and world record for successive wins, they did retain the Six Nations trophy.Scotland finished in fourth position on the table after playing some thrilling rugby at times, as they bid farewell to coach Vern Cotter.France will be happy to have secured the late win in Paris, and finish third on the table, while Wales find themselves in fifth position, after a mixed tournament.Ireland finished second, although themselves, France and Scotland all ended on 14 points. However, Ireland had a better points difference overall.STATS CHECK: Camille Lopez of France ended the tournament as top points scorer, kicking 67 points with the boot, followed on 63 by Owen Farrell. Lopez also ended the tournament with a high kick percentage of 89.29%, with 25 succesful from 28 attempts.Ireland were top in that regard though, as Jonny Sexton had a 100% record from the tee with 8 from 8 kicks, while Paddy Jackson got 14 from 15, for a 93.33% return.Eight players scored 3 tries each, so they share that honour, although Ireland’s Craig Gilroy did it in just 32 minutes, compared with Wales’ Liam Williams who got his three tries in 400 minutes.CJ Stander has the most carries overall, with 104, while England’s Joe Launchbury made the most tackles of the tournament, with 85 made and just four missed.OFFICIAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM EACH MATCH:IRELAND vs ENGLAND FRANCE vs WALES SCOTLAND vs ITALYADVERTISEMENT 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. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Online fundraising successes? Share them on UK Fundraising

first_img UK Fundraising has always had a bias towards online fundraising, and we’ve featured many news items about its use and development. But we are always looking to hear of more.If you have any stories about online fundraising that you think should be shared, do let us know. UK Fundraising has featured online fundraising developments since 1994 – the successess, failures, lessons learned, and the occasional oddities of the so-called new medium.Has you charity or organisation achieved success with online fundraising or other new media fundraising e.g. SMS, iTV or other similar technologies? Do you feel your activity should be shared with other fundraisers, either for their enlightenment or simply because you’d like some public kudos for your achievement? Then drop UK Fundraising an e-mail and tell us what you’ve done. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital We’re particularly interested in hearing from charities and voluntary organisations, but agencies’ experiences and case studies would be just as useful. The more details you can share the better: how much did it cost? How much did it raise? Could you have done it cheaper, faster, better? What lessons are there for other fundraisers?We will try to feature all the useful news items we receive, although of course we can’t guarantee to publish everything. Thank you. Howard Lake | 19 January 2004 | Newscenter_img Online fundraising successes? Share them on UK Fundraising 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.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Dyslexia Action in administration

first_imgDyslexia Action in administration Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 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.  170 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: Charity Commission Finance  169 total views,  1 views today The charity Dyslexia Action has been placed into administration, as of April this year.On the Dyslexia Action website, it states that ‘on Thursday 13th April 2017, Matthew Haw and Karen Spears of RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP were appointed as administrators of Dyslexia Institute Limited t/a Dyslexia Action’. It also says Dyslexia Action training, shop and Guild will continue to operate as normal but that Dyslexia Action will no longer be providing assessment services.On the homepage it states:Any financial claims on the old Dyslexia Action Charity (Dyslexia Institute Ltd), now in administration, should be referred to RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP 0203 201 8000.Dyslexia Action Training, Dyslexia Guild and Dyslexia Action Shop, previously owned by Dyslexia Institute Ltd, have been acquired by Real Group Ltd. All online training courses, online retail operations and Dyslexia Guild activities will continue as normal, and any current or future customers or members will be unaffected by this change.For any enquiries please contact either Real Group: [email protected] , 01273 358080 or Kathryn Benzine, Head of Education and Training at Dyslexia Action: [email protected], 01784 222304.According to the Sutton Coldfield Observer, the charity went into administration in April with no advance notice to staff. Its financial information on the Charity Commission site states that for 2016 income was £6,432,000 while expenditure was £8.127.000. £7,602.000 was spent on charitable activities, £407,000 on generating voluntary income, and £118,000 on governance. Melanie May | 23 June 2017 | Newslast_img read more

Patek Philippe wristwatch raises over £24m at charity auction

first_img A Patek Philippe watch has become the most expensive watch in the world, raising £24.2m at a charity auction.The 8th Only Watch auction was hosted by Christie’s on Saturday 9 November in Geneva and in the presence of Prince Albert of Monaco, offering 50 rare watches. A biennial charity auction, it has been taking place every two years since 2005 to raise money for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Founded by Luc Pettavino whose son had the disorder, the proceeds go to the Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies AMM).The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime in steel (pictured) was created for Only Watch 2019 and sold for CHF 31 million, fetching the highest price in the auction, and the highest amount ever for a watch. The watch is the first and only Grandmaster Chime in steel: a very rare metal in the Genevan manufacture’s collection and particularly uncommon for a watch with so many complications (special functions).Launched in 2014 for the company’s 175th anniversary, the Grandmaster Chime became part of the manufacture’s regular collection in a white-gold version in 2016. The most complex Patek Philippe wristwatch there is, the one off auctioned by Only Watch has a reversible steel case with golden opaline and ebony-black dials as well as the inscription “The Only One” on the subsidiary alarm time dial at 12 o’clock. It also features 20 complications, including five acoustic functions, two of which are patented global firsts: an alarm that strikes the pre-programmed alarm time and a date repeater that sounds the date on demand.The watch had only been expected to sell for 2.5-3m Swiss Francs, and was bought by a private telephone bidder. Overall, the auction raised over £30m for the charity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Advertisement Image: Patek Philippe  437 total views,  2 views today  438 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7center_img Patek Philippe wristwatch raises over £24m at charity auction Melanie May | 12 November 2019 | News Tagged with: Charity Auction 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

Charges dropped against The Trumpet journalists

first_img Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa March 29, 2020 Find out more Sierra LeoneAfrica News “This event provides the unfortunate occasion to call on President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah to annul the controversial 1965 law that has done so much harm to Sierra Leone journalists and their country,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation.”Not only does the president continue to turn a deaf ear to the ever more pressing appeals of journalists and press freedom organisations, but he encourages the use of the law to bully critical journalists. This belligerent attitude is very worrying.”Pratt, editor of the privately-owned weekly The Trumpet and Jones, a journalist on the paper, were arrested on 24 May and accused of “seditious libel” under the Public Order Act of 1965. They were imprisoned at the capital Freetown’s central police station, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Charges against the two journalists are based on an article headlined, “Kabbah Mad over Carew Bribe Scandal”, which, quoting an unnamed source, said the president voiced “disgust”, “disappointment, and “anger” after receiving the results of an investigation that found Justice Minister, Frederick Carew, had taken a bribe.”We once again urge the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) to come out of its very harmful silence on this issue and to apply pressure so that this episode will finally provide the signal that it is time to build a new relationship between the Sierra Leone government and the media”, said the organisation.The first step to take is to get Sydney Pratt and Dennis Jones out of prison as soon as possible. To achieve this we call on journalists to do their utmost to support their colleagues.” Elsewhere on 10 May, Fatmata Hassan Komeh, a parliamentary deputy and member of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), launched a personal attack against the independent press. She saw to it that Harry Yansaneh, acting editor of For Di People, was beaten up for reporting negative remarks about the government. Her two sons accompanied by three henchmen burst into the newspaper office and beat the journalist, chased staff from their offices, blocked access to the newspaper and damaged equipment.The same day Komeh forced six independent newspapers – The Independent Observer; For Di People, The African Champion, The Progress, The Pool and The Pioneer – to leave the offices they have rented for ten years. The decision followed an order by parliament to halt the electricity generator for the building until further notice, preventing the newspapers from being printed.Parliament also ordered the newspapers, established for more than ten years at premises at n°1 Short Street, Freetown, and belonging to the SLPP, to leave the offices from the start of May, moving forward the original deadline of October.SLPP members of parliament have sought exclusive use of their building for several years and made life difficult for its journalist tenants.Reporters Without Borders also repeated an appeal for the release of Paul Kamara, editor of the weekly For Di People, imprisoned under the 1965 law since October 2004 and sentenced to four years in prison for “seditious libel” in a trial that pitted him against the head of state. to go further Organisation Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Reports Follow the news on Sierra Leone November 27, 2020 Find out more All charges were dropped on 7 June against The Trumpet managing editor Sydney B. Pratt and reporter Dennis Jones, who were arrested on 24 May and accused of “seditious libel.” The charges were withdrawn on the decision of justice minister Frederick Carew in return for a front-page retraction, which The Trumpet ran on 31 May.————————————-27.05.2005- Two more journalists detained under 1965 “seditious libel” lawReporters Without Borders expressed concern at the belligerent attitude of the government towards the press after journalists Sydney Pratt and Dennis Jones, were placed in custody on 24 May 2005 under a draconian and archaic “seditious libel” law dating from 1965. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Sierra LeoneAfrica Receive email alerts June 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Charges dropped against The Trumpet journalists RSF_en Help by sharing this information News News April 6, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

MultiPlan Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings Conference Call

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook Previous articleNoble Midstream Receives Non-Binding Chevron Offer to Acquire Outstanding LP UnitsNext articleCoinsure Launches Quick Trade Mobile App   Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WhatsApp MultiPlan Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings Conference Callcenter_img Twitter TAGS  Pinterest Twitter NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE:MPLN) (“MultiPlan” or the “Company”), a leading value-added provider of data analytics and technology-enabled end-to-end cost management solutions to the U.S. healthcare industry, today announced that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, and hold its conference call that morning at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). To access the live conference call, please dial (833) 423-1182 (domestic) or (236) 714-2584 (international). The conference ID for the live call is 5907987. Interested investors and other parties can also listen to a webcast of the live conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at investors.multiplan.us/events-and-presentations. For those unable to listen to the live conference call, a replay will be available approximately two hours after the call through the archived webcast on the MultiPlan website or by dialing (800) 585-8367 or (416) 621-4642. The conference ID for the replay is 5907987. About MultiPlan MultiPlan is committed to helping healthcare payors manage the cost of care, improve their competitiveness and inspire positive change. Leveraging sophisticated technology, data analytics and a team rich with industry experience, MultiPlan interprets clients’ needs and customizes innovative solutions that combine its payment integrity, network-based and analytics-based services. MultiPlan is a trusted partner to over 700 healthcare payors in the commercial health, dental, government and property and casualty markets. For more information, visit multiplan.us. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005173/en/ CONTACT: Investor Relations ContactShawna Gasik AVP, Investor Relations MultiPlan 866-909-7427 [email protected] ContactPamela Walker Senior Director, Marketing & Communication MultiPlan 781-895-3118 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: MultiPlan Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005173/en WhatsApplast_img read more

Taoiseach told vital road projects for Donegal must be delivered

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The president of the Letterkenny Chamber has appealed directly to the Taoiseach to ensure funding is forthcoming for the infrastructural development of the regionLeonard Watson made his remark at a Chamber business lunch attended by Leo Varadkar in Letterkenny this afternoon.Mr Watson said progress on a number of projects is essential:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/watson-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In response, the Taoiseach says he is frustrated at the lack of progress on the A5 but says his government is committed to it and other road projects for the county:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/leoa5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Taoiseach told vital road projects for Donegal must be delivered Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – September 11, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMica affected homeowners to receive equal treatment to pyrite homeownersNext articleCockhill Bridge officially opened by Taoiseach News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Pinterest Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more