Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgNiger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileNiger Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company in Nigeria underwriting all classes of insurance. Life insurance products include endowment policies, group life, mortgage protection and term assurances. Non-life insurance products range from aviation hull and liability and fire and special perils to public liability insurance, professional indemnity and workmen compensation insurance. The company also markets products under the brand name Niger Cash, Niger Flexible Investment Assurance, Niger Mutual Halal, Niger Personal Pension and Savings. Founded in 1962 and formerly known as The Niger Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Niger Insurance Plc in 1989. The company has a sound reinsurance treaties with reinsurance companies led by Swiss Re. Niger Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Niger Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Recession is coming! So why am I still buying FTSE 100 shares?

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Image source: Getty Images Recession is coming! So why am I still buying FTSE 100 shares? Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Harvey Jones Harvey Jones | Monday, 1st June, 2020 We are heading for the sharpest recession on record, with the economy set to shrink 14% this year. The Bank of England has warned Covid-19 is “dramatically reducing jobs and incomes in the UK,” and the FTSE 100 has taken a massive hit too.So how come equities have recovered so quickly from the stock market crash in March? The main reason is that central bankers around the world have effectively ‘backstopped’ share prices, through unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus. Largely thanks to their efforts, the FTSE 100 has climbed more than 20% since dipping below 5,000.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The FTSE 100 is holding firmThe bloodbath’s been averted. Investors can breathe a sigh of relief, but they’ll also be wary. They know we haven’t felt the full force of the downturn yet. Government furlough schemes are hiding the fact that many people will not have a job this autumn. Unemployment is set to rise sharply.Companies will continue to struggle after the lockdown is over as nervous consumers are likely to be more cautious. Revenue and earnings will fall. More FTSE 100 dividends could be cut. All this will weigh on stock markets.There’s also the danger of a second wave of the pandemic when winter comes. Another lockdown would be a serious blow to the economy. The government will have to balance the threat to health against the economic damage, while anger mounts on both sides of the political divide.Another stock market crash is possibleThe uncertainty is likely to drag on until we can finally get a vaccine. So who would buy FTSE 100 shares given today’s worries?I would. Although I’d do it carefully. I don’t have the courage go hunting for FTSE 100 bargains in bombed-out sectors, such as airlines and cruises, right now. That trade might pay off, but I’m unwilling to take on that level of risk.Instead, I’d focus on top FTSE 100 companies with healthy balance sheets, loyal customers, strong cash flows, and affordable debt levels. These are best placed to survive an extended downturn, and even take advantage by snapping up struggling rivals.Stocks can survive the recessionRight now, there are plenty of FTSE 100 companies that fit this profile. Today can still be a good time to go shopping for shares, if you do it selectively. You should aim to hold for the long term, allowing time for current uncertainty to pass.But you don’t have to rush out and buy them. Plenty of people are building up a cash position, ready to take advantage if we do get a second stock market crash.However, I wouldn’t leave money in cash for an extended period. Over the longer run, its real value will be eroded by today’s low interest rates. When you see a FTSE 100 stock you like at a decent price, I’d buy it.As stimulus kicks in, share prices could rise sharply, even in a recession. While you should be wary of another crash, you don’t want to miss the stock market recovery either.last_img read more

Una ‘puerta trasera’ lleva a la vocación en diseño litúrgico…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Una ‘puerta trasera’ lleva a la vocación en diseño litúrgico y al sacerdocio Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Lazarus Chapel at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in the Diocese of Los Angeles as redesigned by Cindy Voorhees.[Episcopal News Service] Como diseñadora litúrgica y constructora de Iglesias, la Rda. canóniga Cindy Evans Voorhees conoce todos los detalles de entradas y salidas, ápsides y naves. Pero, en su vocación, es la puerta trasera la que ella encuentra particularmente útil.“Por casualidad, siempre que incursiono en el terreno de la igualdad de las mujeres lo hago por la puerta trasera. Muy bien, ya encontraré el modo,” dice.Si bien ella es en la actualidad una sacerdote episcopal en la diócesis de Los Ángeles, no la dejaron ser acólito mientras crecía en lo que ahora es la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana de América. “Pregunté y se limitaron a decirme ‘oh, no, sólo los varones’”.“Yo no me enojé. Sencillamente, así es como eran las cosas”, dijo ella.The Lazarus Chapel before it was redesigned.Cuando quiso jugar béisbol en la escuela primaria, le dijeron que las niñas no jugaban béisbol, se limitaban a animarlo. En lugar de eso, ella se convirtió en “una excelente jugadora de teterbol”.“Siempre fui muy atlética. Nunca dejé que mi cuerpo femenino me reprimiera, pero creo que a veces el mundo lo hizo. Yo sencillamente daría la vuelta.”Su padre, sociólogo y maestro carpintero, le diría: “Ninguna hija mía va a ser secretaria. No vas a aprender economía doméstica ni mecanografía… si sabes esas cosas, eso es lo que te van a pedir que hagas”.“Aprendí carpintería, mecánica automotriz, metalistería, dibujo técnico”, cuenta. “De hecho fui profesora auxiliar en el taller de metalistería de un colegio universitario y en el taller de carpintería de una primaria superior… Mi padre siempre me estaba llevando al garaje, para fabricar cosas. Siempre me gusta decir que puedo blandir un martillo.”Al entrar en la universidad, “supuse que entraría directamente en las clases de arquitectura”. Pero cuando ella indagó, “el profesor dijo que no, que siendo una muchacha sería una perturbación en su clase.“Luego me dirigí al departamento de arte y me especialicé en bellas artes. Mi primer trabajo sería en el departamento de diseño y construcción de una importante empresa de muebles”.En 1985, agrega ella, “el presidente despidió a todos en el departamento y me dijo que me dispusiera a construir edificios, y luego cambié de compañía y comencé a construir edificios allí mismo”. Ella obtuvo una licencia de contratista general y, como autodidacta, aprobó los exámenes para llegar a ser diseñadora de interiores. “Me convertí en diseñadora, me convertí en contratista, al cabo de 20 años, la gente sencillamente me llama arquitecta”.Se mudó de California a Texas, y luego a Washington, D.C., a Chicago y finalmente regresó a California, donde ahora vive en Huntington Beach. Cuando se iba de Chicago, el pastor de la iglesia no denominacional a la que asistía se adelantó a escribirle al pastor de una iglesia en California quien, cuando ella llegó en 1990, le pidió que hiciera una cita para verle. “Entré y el tenía los planos allí y me dijo. ‘¿Querría construirme una iglesia?’”.Fue allí donde ella conoció a su futuro socio de diseño, el asesor litúrgico Walter Judson, de Judson Studios, quien la estuvo asesorando hasta su muerte ocurrida 10 años después. Eso la llevó a empezar su propia carrera en diseño litúrgico, que la ha hecho participar en proyectos en más de 300 iglesias, además de algunas sinagogas y un templo de los Hare Krishna.“Esto es una vocación”, afirma. “Un típico diseñador de la calle no podría diseñar una iglesia. Conlleva un largo período de preparación sobre lo que cada denominación quiere -sus costumbres, sus rituales. Tienes que aprender el lenguaje de cada denominación o el no denominacional. Tienes que conocer su forma de gobierno, si se trata de una sesión o una junta parroquial, un consistorio o [un consejo de] ancianos… Conlleva extrema paciencia trabajar con comités y congregaciones que procesan el cambio.”Entre tanto, Voorhees había dejado la Iglesia Luterana y había estado asistiendo a iglesias no denominacionales.“Cuando yo era pequeña, probablemente de 8 o 9 años, solía mirar constantemente al púlpito, “creo que suponía que debía estar allí’”, dijo ella. “El modelo luterano de pastor… no era el que me venía bien por alguna razón. Lo abandoné y fui a la universidad. Seguí adelante con la vida”.Después de que comenzara a diseñar iglesias, empezó a tener “sensaciones raras, como de que Dios tocaba a la puerta. Recuerdo el haberme preguntado por qué tenía esta sensación de que estaba siendo atraída al altar, al púlpito”.En 1993, entró en la iglesia episcopal de San Wilfrido de York [Wilfrid of York] en Huntington Beach, donde una mujer sacerdote estaba celebrando la Eucaristía. “Una inundación de emociones me golpeó como una tonelada de ladrillos”. Ella se dio cuenta: “ese era el llamado, al sacerdocio… Recuerdo el haberme sentado allí en el banco sollozando”.“Y luego hui de ello por casi cinco años”, comenta. “Finalmente mi director espiritual me dijo: ‘creo que harías mejor si ingresas en el programa [de discernimiento]’”.Voorhees fue ordenada al diaconado en 2004 y al presbiterado en 2005. Ella es [sacerdote] auxiliar en la pro catedral de San Juan [St. John’s ProCathedral] en Los Ángeles, pero sigue trabajando en su empresa Voorhees Design. La mayoría de los asesores litúrgicos en el país son sacerdotes ordenados, hizo notar ella.Más de 35 años después de que la Convención General aprobara la ordenación de las mujeres al presbiterado, Voorhees aún ve “un techo de vidrio emplomado” en la Iglesia Episcopal.“Ese techo de vidrio no se va a romper hasta que la imagen de Dios deje de ser solamente masculina, porque como representantes de Cristo en la tierra, como sacerdotes, seguimos usando una figura masculina para representar esa imagen”, afirmó. El “techo” no se romperá hasta que “comencemos a usar realmente un lenguaje inclusivo y realmente mostremos y enseñemos que Dios no es un hombre con una barba blanca en el cielo”, sino más bien que Dios no es “ni masculino ni femenino”, agregó. “Probablemente eso no va a suceder en el futuro próximo, y es por eso que yo sigo por el camino recto como mujer sacerdote, modelando el sacerdocio como masculino y femenino en su totalidad. Necesitamos ambos para estar completos”.“Puede que yo nunca vea completa la igualdad”, agregó. “No soy más que una humilde sacerdote, que hace su parte del trayecto y que desempeño mi papel en la historia por el sacerdocio -no por las mujeres, sino por el sacerdocio, para hacerlo un sacerdocio completo. Y eso está bien”.“Puedo apoyar la imagen de Dios como hombre o como mujer en las artes”, añadió, “en los vitrales, en los iconos, en las imaginería escultórica”. Ella diseñó el vitral en el centro [diocesano] de la catedral de San Pablo [St. Paul’s] en Los Ángeles, que incluye las imágenes de Julián de Norwich, Hildegardo y Teresa de Ávila y un icono en el altar de las mujeres en torno a Cristo crucificado. “Fue deliberadamente diseñado con las mujeres en mente, y resultó maravilloso que el obispo diocesano [J. Jon Bruno] hiciera eso”.Trabajar en tantas iglesias le ha dado a Voorhees una perspectiva global sobre los retos a que se enfrenta la Iglesia Episcopal y cómo “en la actualidad la situación difícil es muy semejante” y transciende las fronteras denominacionales. En una cultura crecientemente secular, dijo ella, el lenguaje y la estrategia evangelizadores de la Iglesia deben ser “completamente reformados y modernizados”.La Apple usa ahora el término “evangelista” para sus equipos de venta, y llama a sus tiendas “capillas Apple”, dice ella. “Apple es su propia religión, y nosotros estamos perdiendo terreno… No estamos llegando [a la gente promedio] donde ellos ahora mismo se encuentran. Es un mundo muy lastimado, y nosotros seguimos pensando que todos van a venir a nuestras puertas”.“Necesitamos algún portavoz carismático que pueda hablar realmente con los medios de prensa y abordar los problemas de actualidad, y [hacerlo] de una manera muy franca”, [alguien] que se convierta en la persona de la Iglesia Episcopal a la que se dirijan los medios de difusión, tales como CNN, que actualmente se dedica a preguntarles a hombres evangélicos sus puntos de vista religiosos.“Debemos abrazar la tecnología”, prosiguió. Me gustaría ver a obispos e iglesias mantener contacto vía Skype y apps, y juegos, reportajes y películas concebidas “de modo que puedan usarse en iPads en todas las guarderías y escuelas dominicales, porque eso es lo que los niños van a usar”.Otras ideas para revitalizar la Iglesia incluyen el elegir más episcopales como funcionarios del gobierno y mudar el centro denominacional a Washington, D.C. más cerca del “pulso del gobierno y de la configuración de la política”, invertir en la preparación de líderes y en la evangelización; y enseñar a diezmar, subrayó. “Tenemos que levantar a nuestros mejores y más brillantes líderes y ayudarles a establecer la visión de la Iglesia”.Ella dijo también que la Iglesia debe “reformularse and revenderse” and “llevar nuestro mensaje a la calle.“Tenemos que ir [a buscar a la gente] a las calzadas y a los caminos. Ellos no van a venir.”“Para mí, la Iglesia Episcopal es lo que la mayoría de las personas anda buscando, afirmó. “Simplemente no saben quiénes somos”.— Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. Traducido por Vicente Echerri.En ingles: http://bit.ly/HqfjoU Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Por Sharon SheridanPosted Apr 4, 2012 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Charvot House / Hérard & da Costa

first_img Year:  Houses “COPY” “COPY” Projects Photographs ArchDaily 2009 photographs:  Philippe RuaultPhotographs:  Philippe RuaultSave this picture!© Philippe RuaultRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisText description provided by the architects. The house is a parallelepiped composed of two areas – an insulated opaque area and a transparent unheated area. It has two faces, one is light on polycarbonate sheeting (garden side) the other is rugged, covered by opaque fibrocement sheets (street side). We chose fibrocement for it’s rocky aspect, similar to the stone houses just in front of the house.Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultThe south facade (street side) changes constantly along with the requirements of light, transparency, privacy, protection or ventilation of the inhabitants. Folding shutters can be completely closed forming a shell or completely open over 6 meters wide. The facade breathes to the rhythm of the users’ life.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe clients wanted a house with a large greenhouse so they could live closer to nature. The greenhouse extends their living space to the vineyards of Champagne. This area is also a source of passive heat for the house through the cold season. To avoid overheating during summer there is a roof ventilation panel of 18 meters wide that can be opened along with the accordion shutters to create stack effect ventilation.Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultProject gallerySee allShow less2014 Wolfson Economics Prize Exhibition Explores the Potential of Garden CitiesEventMalaca House / Mario Martins AtelierSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Neuville-sur-Seine, France Architects: Hérard & da Costa Area Area of this architecture project Charvot House / Hérard & da CostaSave this projectSaveCharvot House / Hérard & da Costa Save this picture!© Philippe Ruault+ 27 Share 2009 France Area:  328 m² Area:  328 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/545144/charvot-house-herard-and-da-costa Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/545144/charvot-house-herard-and-da-costa Clipboard Year:  Charvot House / Hérard & da Costa CopyAbout this officeHérard & da CostaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNeuville-sur-SeineHousesFrancePublished on September 13, 2014Cite: “Charvot House / Hérard & da Costa” 13 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

Gambling Commission consultation on transparency over destination of money raised for good causes

first_img Tagged with: Lotteries  128 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Gambling Commission consultation on transparency over destination of money raised for good causes The consultation is open for responses until 30 September 2017.  127 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Melanie May | 6 September 2017 | News The Gambling Commission is running a consultation until the end of this month seeking views on whether society lotteries should be more transparent about where money raised for good causes goes.The consultation sets out proposals for new rules for society and local authority lottery operators, as well as external lottery managers (ELMs), with the aim of improving transparency for society lottery players.The Gambling Commission’s proposals include:Making it clear to consumers before they buy a lottery ticket exactly which society or charity the lottery proceeds are going toPublishing how much money raised from lottery ticket sales is being returned directly for the purposes of the societyThe consultation also addresses what the Commission views as an ‘instant win’ and ‘low frequency lottery’, incorporates recent changes to the remote technical standards required by online gambling businesses, as well as updates relating to changes to regulatory data collection requirements.Sarah Gardner, Executive Director said:“Society lotteries are a crucial source of income for many good causes across the country, whether a hospice, air-ambulance services, community groups or other charitable causes. We want to improve consumer confidence in the lotteries sector to protect those much needed funds that benefit so many societies across the country.“Transparency plays a vital role in this, as ultimately consumers need to be confident that the money they are contributing via ticket sales is going to the people and organisations that needed it the most.“While the proposed changes will come as no surprise to the lottery sector, we want the wider industry and public to give their views on the proposals.” Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

PIST protests bus conditions

first_imgWW photo: Johnnie StevensA dozen people — some children with disabilities, their parents, grandparents and neighbors — went to the New York City borough of Queens on Aug. 5 to demand air conditioning for riders and workers on school buses in hot weather. The target was the Ozone Park bus yard of companies known by several different names — Little Richie, Lorinda, Little Linda — but apparently run by the same owners.The group Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST) presented the bus yard office with a letter co-signed by seven parents in four New York boroughs, all of whose children have experienced issues caused by insufficient or nonexistent air conditioning, together with other problems such as no bus for the first week of summer school, unannounced route changes and lengthy trips. The same letter was sent to agencies that have the power to fine the companies for violations.Although a relatively new city code requires air conditioning on buses transporting students with disabilities, the Department of Education informs parents that while special education students are entitled to free transportation, medical documentation must be provided to explain why the child requires air conditioning, travel time limits or other accommodations. The PIST letter charges that certain children, whose doctors have verified that they are prone to seizures or asthma, were placed on summer school buses that were not properly cooled. All the parents described children coming home wet with perspiration, dehydrated, lethargic and/or flushed.At the rally, Belinda Barnett Andrea, a parent leader at several schools in District 75, explained to a local reporter that she has had to put her son Frankie on his asthma machine after he got off the bus, even though her earlier complaints led to inspections by the DOE’s Office of Pupil Transportation. Cheryl Ocampo, another Queens mom cited in the letter, and Andrea say inspectors took the company’s word for it that dual air conditioning was provided and closed the cases without first checking with the parents.PIST co-founder Sara Catalinotto said: “So many of the parents we’ve met in our three years complain about this group of companies, which lacks the standards for vehicles, training or pay scale used by the fully unionized companies. With such a bad reputation among parents, why does OPT favor this company?”PIST dad Johnnie Stevens added, “While DOE justified provoking a strike and dismissing almost 2,000 experienced school bus drivers and matrons in the name of ‘competitive bids,’ it gave away two-year extensions to the companies in this yard.”During the hour-long protest, the pickets observed many buses entering the yard in poor condition, with windows open and/or with confusing signage. They also gave out flyers encouraging parents of school bus riders to file civil rights complaints, support pending state bill A 8060 and organize before September. PIST can be reached at [email protected], (347) 504-3310 and on Facebook: PIST NYC.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Public Health Dept. Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Tobacco Control Efforts

first_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Community News Subscribe Business News The City’s Public Health Department was awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a three-year outreach campaign to reduce ethnic and racial tobacco health-related disparities in Northwest Pasadena.Pasadena is one of only 49 recipients nationwide to be awarded the competitive Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant to prevent and control chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and cancer, which are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S., according to the CDC.The funds will be used for the City’s outreach campaign to counter tobacco-related marketing efforts targeting low-income minority communities where African-American and Latino adults have a disproportionately high rate of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.Outreach efforts include increasing awareness about the dangers of tobacco through public service announcements, community presentations and other events and marketing efforts through the end of September 2017.Since 1999, the CDC REACH program has funded efforts to reduce tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition, increase physical activity and improve access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction and management opportunities.For more than 120 years, Pasadena’s Public Health Department has been committed to providing education, services and support to improve and maintain the health of Pasadena communities. For more information, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/publichealth.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Government Public Health Dept. Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Tobacco Control Efforts Published on Friday, November 7, 2014 | 11:32 am HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Rep. Chu Testifies at House Natural Resources Committee Forum on Economic Justice

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Subscribe Today, Democrats from the House Committee on Natural Resources held a forum in Los Angeles on environmental justice. The forum examined the effectiveness of federal legislation and civil rights laws to protect all low-income individuals and minority communities from environmental hazards. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) testified at the forum and released the following statement:I am so pleased the House Natural Resources Committee and Ranking Member Raul Grijalva decided to host this important discussion in Los Angeles today. Just 14.6% of area residents have easy access to public parks and green spaces – which means 85% of the population is unable to take advantage of our natural resources – especially clean air and water. The lack of open space hurts low income and minority communities the most. Expanding access to public lands has been a priority of mine since entering Congress, and it was a significant factor in my push to protect the San Gabriel Mountains, which neighbor one of the most uniquely diverse, urban cities in the country. In just the first two months after the President declared the San Gabriels a national monument, almost 200 jobs and educational experiences have been created as the Forest Service hired youth crews from the area. This increased access will improve the health of our communities and deepen the connection of all residents to our most precious natural resources.” Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News HerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Government Rep. Chu Testifies at House Natural Resources Committee Forum on Economic Justice Published on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 1:03 pm Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

City to Hold Study Session on CEQA Transportation Analysis

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Government City to Hold Study Session on CEQA Transportation Analysis Session follows November updates to Vehicle Miles Traveled STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 11:57 am CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Business News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Make a comment Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The city’s Transportation Department will conduct a Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) Study Session on Jan. 28 to enhance understanding of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Transportation Analysis and the city’s local mobility analysis.The study session begins at 4 p.m.The workshop follows City Council action on Nov. 16 updating the CEQA baseline and adopting updated Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) and Vehicle Trips (VT) transportation impact analysis thresholds.“Recognized as one of the early VMT adopters, the city is continuing to take proactive steps that further promote sustainable transportation and align with the state’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving long?term climate change goals,” the city said in a statement.VMT refers to the number of miles traveled by automobiles, no matter how many passengers it is carrying, in relation to development projects.These actions comply with Senate Bill 743, signed into law in 2013. The bill updated the standard by which a development’s impacts on transportation are evaluated under CEQA.Prior to SB 743, impacts were evaluated by the Level of Service, (LOS) which evaluated how projects would affect traffic on local roadways.Projects that could alleviate or divert traffic from congested areas received a higher LOS score.SB 743 replaced Level of Service with Vehicle Miles Traveled. VMT takes into account the number of vehicles on the road and the miles they’re driving.Projects that reduce or have little impact on VMT receive better ratings.For more information, contact Alejandra Flores (626) 744-4031. Top of the News last_img read more

Time is running out for #Limerick lotto winner

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsBreaking newsTime is running out for #Limerick lotto winnerBy Staff Reporter – April 14, 2016 832 Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Facebook It could be youIt could be youTime is running out for the holder of a winning lotto ticket worth €117,317 in prize money for Matching 5 + Bonus number in Lotto.Tomorrow, Friday 15 April 2016 is the deadline date.The winning €5 Quick Pick ticket was purchased on Saturday January 16 2016 in Elm Court Service Station, Ballyneety ahead of the Lotto draw that evening.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The winning numbers for this prize are:14, 18, 25, 27, 33, 44 and the Bonus Number, 38Ticketholders have 90 days from the date of the draw to claim their prize. The claim deadline for the winner(s) of this prize is 5.30pm on Friday April 15.Newsflashes are being displayed on all digital signage in National Lottery agents in the Limerick area from now until the deadline on 15 April, reminding players to check their tickets.If you’re the lucky ticketholder, sign the back of the ticket and contact the National Lottery Prize Claims Team on 01 836 4444. So check your tickets now – you could be €117,317 richer!And remember, there’s still time to play Friday’s EuroMillions draw, which is a guaranteed €15 million! For your chance to win, buy your ticket in-store or online at lottery.ie by 7:45pm on Friday 15 April 2016.Playing National Lottery funds good causes across Ireland. To date the National Lottery has raised over €4.7 billion for good causes. This level of funding has made a significant difference to communities, projects and individuals in the areas of Youth, Sports, Recreation, Amenities, Health, Welfare, Arts, Culture, National Heritage and the Irish Language.. TAGSfeaturedlimerickLotto Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleHeroic volunteers respond to suicide in West LimerickNext articleInternational class soloists bring the passion of Tosca Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more