Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgArbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileArbico Plc is a leading construction and civil engineering company in Nigeria responsible for building major residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality projects as well as key infrastructure projects. The company offers services such as pre-construction and estimating, design, build and project management as well as engineering, procurement and construction management services. Arbico Plc has been involved in the construction of major projects in Nigeria spanning residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality projects as well as a number of key infrastructure projects for the government of Nigeria. Flagship projects include residential projects such as No 7 Oniru in Lagos, Oba Elgushi residence in Lagos and SKA residence in Lagos; public assembly projects such as the Rose of Sharon Centre in Lagos; commercial projects such as Feyide House in Lagos and KAAF Building in Ogun State; hospitality projects such as Park Inn Hotel in Ogun State; industrial projects such as the Coleman Factory Development in Ogun State; and infrastructure projects such as NBC Asejire Plant in Oyo and the effluent/water treatment plant in Ogun State. Arbico Plc was founded in 1958 and is a subsidiary of R28 Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Arbico Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAfrican Export Import Bank is a financial institution that facilitates trade amongst African countries as well as trade between Africa and other continents. The bank provides investment banking and advisory services as well as project and export development programs in Mauritius and around the world with particular focus on the globalization of African trade. African Export Import Bank is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) 2020 Presentation

first_imgLetshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 presentation For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw)  2020 presentation Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

Is now the right time to buy easyJet shares?

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. T Sligo | Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 | More on: EZJ In an aviation industry that has been struggling for some time, easyJet (LSE: EZJ) looked different. Airlines like Flybmi and Wow Air failed, and the future for others in the industry was uncertain. In 2019, the easyJet share price rose roughly 24%.And then the coronavirus crisis happened. People around the world were warned against non-essential travel, with some countries even closing borders.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…Following this news, as you would expect, aviation stock prices were some of the hardest hit. International Consolidated Airlines‘ share price has slumped by roughly 65% in the year-to-date. By comparison, the FTSE 100 has fallen by 25% during the same period.As demand plummets, some airlines have taken to suspending flights.Contrarian investors may be thinking this is the time to buy big when it comes to airline stocks. They may sense that as people are fearful of buying these shares, now is the time to be greedy.Let’s take a look at one airline that could represent a great buying opportunity.The case for buying easyJet sharesAs you can imagine, running an airline swallows a huge amount of capital. If the demand is not there, then the only realistic option is to ground the planes. Without cash flow, and with a large amount of expenditure, it does not make sense for some airlines to continue flying.This is the action that easyJet chose to take at the start of the week, by grounding its entire fleet of planes. easyJet announced that it had collaboratively come to an agreement with Unite, the union, on furlough arrangements for its cabin crew, effective from 1 April. This will be for a period of two months, and the group has announced that 80% of the crew’s average pay will be paid through the Government’s job retention scheme. No debt refinancing is due until 2022.Most investors, I imagine, will understand that easyJet had to take these steps in order to relieve the group from two significant costs at an unprecedented time.It might be worth noting where easyJet was a few months ago, before the true extent of the coronavirus crisis was realised. In its Q1 trading update — which was released in January — easyJet announced that passenger numbers and revenue had increased on Q1 2019, and there was “robust demand across Europe” and “low competitor capacity growth in the market”. It also praised the success of the easyJet Holidays launch in November 2019.With nobody quite sure when its planes will be flying again, these results might seem of little consequence and certainly will not be reflected in the easyJet share price. However, it is important to remember that you are buying part of an otherwise-strong company.Bailing out?Airlines are difficult businesses for investors. Much can happen outside of their control, like a change in oil prices, ash-clouds and now the coronavirus.There has been lots of coverage about a possible bailout for airlines. If I was looking to invest in the industry, I would certainly not be banking on this. Once again, it is outside of the businesses’ control and the possibility of it happening is uncertain.Is the easyJet share price now trading at a bargain-buy level? Possibly. But for now, I will be putting my money elsewhere. “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. 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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.last_img read more

Statement from St. Bart’s rector regarding the mass shooting in…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Statement from St. Bart’s rector regarding the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Las Vegas shooting 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Advocacy Peace & Justice, Gun Violence, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC [St. Bart’s Episcopal Church – New York] Dear Friends, As I begin this letter, I realize how many letters I’ve written to the people of God in the face of horrific events related to gun violence. Last night, at least 58 people were killed, and more than 500 were injured, while attending a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman, firing an automatic weapon from a hotel window, sprayed the crowd of 22,000 with bullets. It is one of the worst mass casualty incidents in U.S. history.The letters I have written over the years have too many of the same components. Thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families. Profound thanks to the brave first responders who, in some cases, have put themselves in harm’s way to protect the innocent and care for the fallen. Recognition of persons who have exhibited extraordinary heroism. And finally, a plea for reasonable, sane, gun laws which do not eliminate gun ownership, but regulate the use of guns through registration and limit the civilian ownership of weapons designed for military use. By now, there is a familiar pattern to the exchange between the gun manufacturers’ lobbyists and those who advocate for stronger gun controls in the wake of these incidents. On the day of these shootings, and for several days afterwards, those opposing gun control will say, “Now is not the time to be discussing public policy or legislation. Now is not the time to discuss political responses.” Now, they argue, is a time for mourning to express our deep respect for the victims. But I can think of no more appropriate way to respect the victims of this grotesque act of mass violence than to speak candidly about the conditions which contributed to their deaths. No, we will never stop all gun-related deaths, and yes, there will always be people who seek to hurt and destroy others. But the number of gun-related deaths in our country has become as staggering as it is unacceptable. Here is an amazing fact:“Since 1970 more Americans have died from guns (including suicides, murders, and accidents) than the sum total of all the Americans who died in all the wars in American history, back to the American Revolution.” [1]It’s hard to believe, but here is a list of some of the mass shootings related to guns in the United States since late 2012:July 12, 2016, Orlando, 50 dead, 53 injured.July 7, 2016, Dallas, 5 dead.December 2, 2015, San Bernardino, 14 dead, 17 injured.November 27, 2015, Colorado Springs, 3 dead.October 1, 2015, Roseburg, Oregon, 10 dead.July 16, 2015, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 5 dead.June 17, 2015, Charleston, South Carolina, 9 dead.May 23, 2015, Isla Vista, California, 7 dead.October 24, 2014, Marysville, Washington, 4 dead.April 2, 2014, Killeen, Texas, 3 dead, 16 injured.September 16, 2013, Washington, D.C., Navy Yards, 13 dead.June 7, 2013, Santa Monica, California, 5 dead.December 14, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut, 28 dead. [2]There are a variety of causes for these tragedies, but they all have a common denominator: easily accessible firearms with little regulation. I invite you to offer your deepest prayers for those whose lives have been taken in this most recent tragedy. Pray for those who have lost husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, boyfriends and girlfriends, sons and daughters. Pray for our legislators and public officials who form our public policies. I also invite you to write your elected representatives and make your voices as loud as the National Rifle Association’s voice. Let us make our voices as powerful as our prayers.Faithfully,The Right Reverend Dean Elliott Wolfe, D.D.Rector of St. Bart’s Episcopal ChurchNew York, New York[1] New York Times, October 2, 2017, Opinion Section, Preventing Mass Shootings Like the Vegas Strip Attack, by Nicholas Kristof[2] New York Times, October 2, 2017, Top Stories Section, Mass Shootings in the U.S. by Julie Turkewitz This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Oct 3, 2017 last_img read more

Women are joining the House of Bishops at unprecedented rate

first_imgWomen are joining the House of Bishops at unprecedented rate Hard work, the Holy Spirit and larger culture’s influence are seen as the motivators Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH All the women bishops and bishops-elect who had received the church’s consent to their ordination and consecration who attended the March 12-15 House of Bishops meeting at Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina, pose for a group photo. Since that meeting, three more women have been elected to the episcopate. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The first day of June was a historic, if somewhat distracting, day in the life of The Episcopal Church.The Rev. Kathryn McCrossen Ryan was consecrated bishop suffragan of the western region of the Diocese of Texas on June 1. Photo: Diocese of TexasWhile the Rev. Kathryn McCrossen Ryan was being ordained and consecrated as a bishop suffragan in the Diocese of Texas, many people in attendance were surreptitiously checking on the outcomes of two bishop elections happening that day. In both cases, laity and clergy elected women: the Rev. Bonnie Perry in the Diocese of Michigan and the Rev. Lucinda Ashby in the Diocese of El Camino Real.Perry and Ashby are the seventh and eighth bishops elected in The Episcopal Church this year, and the fifth and sixth women, the most ever elected in one year in the church’s history.“What a day for the church; what a day for women,” recalled Bishop Todd Ousley, the head of church’s Office of Pastoral Development who shepherds diocesan bishop searches. He admitted he was one of those people checking his phone.Thus far in 2019, in addition to the six women elected as diocesan or suffragan bishops, Episcopalians in two dioceses have elected men to be their diocesan bishops. Four of those eight bishops-elect, all women, identify as people of color. At least one more woman will be elected bishop this year, on July 26, when the Diocese of Montana chooses from a slate of three women.The Rev. Frank Logue, Diocese of Georgia canon to the ordinary, used data from a variety of sources for this graph and the two infographics below.Diocese of El Camino Real Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves, a leading advocate for women discerning calls to the episcopate, has a two-fold reaction to the pattern of recent elections. “One is I’m elated,” she told Episcopal News Service. “Two, I recognize there is a tipping point happening.”Merriam-Webster defines “tipping point” as “the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place.”Five more elections are set for this year. One woman is on the three-person slate in the Diocese of Taiwan’s Aug. 3 election. Two women are on the four-priest slate in the Diocese of Southern Virginia’s Sept. 21 election. The dioceses of Missouri, Oklahoma and Georgia have not yet announced their nominees.Currently, 24 of the 127 active bishops (diocesan, suffragan, assistant or assisting) are women, according to statistics from Ousley’s office. They make up 18.9 percent of the total. If women and men elected but not yet ordained and consecrated are included, the count increases to 27 women bishops among 131 active bishops, or 20.6 percent.Among the active bishops, there are 26 people of color (African American, Latino, Native American, Asian), accounting for 20.5 percent. Thirteen are African American men and five are African American women.“As a female person of color, I have always seen the leadership in some of these women, so it is nice for the wider church to also embrace the leadership and the gifts of these women,” Zena Link, a member of Executive Council who also chairs the General Convention Task Force on Women, Truth and Reconciliation, told ENS.The current House of Bishops roster, which includes retired bishops, is here.What is prompting this trend?Many observers credit the recent increase in the number of women elected as bishops to a confluence of societal and ecclesiastical trends, as well as years of active encouragement of women to consider an episcopal vocation. And, they all credit the persistence of the Holy Spirit.“I feel like the church has always been right on the edge of wanting to do this but didn’t know how to do it and needed the right time to do it, and now is the time,” Link said. “I feel like it goes beyond the church right now.”Ousley suggested that there has been what he called a dance between the larger culture’s changing attitude toward women as leaders and “the church’s efforts or, at certain points, the church’s resistance to making this shift.”Ever since he was in seminary in the early 1990s, Ousley said, there have been equal numbers of men and women coming into the church’s ordained ranks. Yet, church leadership at all levels still does not reflect the demographics of the church. “I think the church has fumbled along at times in trying to figure out how we can begin to shift that,” he said, adding that there has been a “steady but slow gathering of interest and commitment to shifting the balance of power, if you want to use that kind of language.”Now, he says, “the leadership in the church is clear that the balance must shift, and we’ve got to use everything that we can in our power to help make that happen.”Bishops lament and confess the church’s role in sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse https://t.co/RdY1taSonN #GC79 pic.twitter.com/of4tDwaGKu— Episcopal News (ENS) (@episcopal_news) July 5, 2018The voices and stories of women that played a significant role in the 79th General Convention are a recent example. A liturgy during which bishops confessed and lamented the church’s role in sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse included stories of both women’s and men’s experiences. The House of Bishops later adopted “A Working Covenant for the Practice of Equity and Justice for All in The Episcopal Church” that commits them to seek changes in their dioceses to combat abuse, harassment and exploitation.Convention also approved a wide array of resolutions, many from the House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation appointed by House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, ranging from clergy discipline, clergy compensation and pension equity for lay employees to gendered language and patterns of clergy employment.Link’s committee is one of four General Convention called for in those resolutions. Another is tasked with developing model anti-sexual harassment policies, a third is studying sexism in the church and developing anti-sexism training materials and the fourth committee is developing a proposal for a churchwide paid family leave policy.But, work behind the scenes has been going on for years. “There has been a concerted effort; this did not happen by accident,” the Rev. Helen Svoboda-Barber, administrator of the Facebook group Breaking the Episcopal Glass Ceiling, told ENS.Svoboda-Barber and Gray-Reeves might well be two of those credited with helping the church reach this point. Gray-Reeves and a group of other senior female clergy leaders organized Beautiful Authority in 2011 to gather young female clergy for formation, support, networking and friendship.The founders realized that such a group, which holds regular retreats, was needed because younger female priests “were asking the same questions that the first generation of ordained women were asking,” Gray-Reeves said. In terms of how women were experiencing and being experienced in ordained life, things had not changed very much in the then 34 years since women began being ordained as priest and bishops, she added.Gray-Reeves explained that the younger women had to function as a minority in the church’s leadership structure, using coping skills they learned for survival in the system: the ability to listen well, to figure out how one fits into the system, to manage one’s affect in order to be heard.“And yet, the very skills that we need to build the church today are the skills that people develop when they’re part of the nondominant group,” said Gray-Reeves, who in 2007 became El Camino Real’s third diocesan bishop and the church’s seventh female diocesan.It took 10 days to fill the 20 places available for the first Beautiful Authority gathering. “We stumbled on a very serious need,” Gray-Reeves said.At least four of the 20 attendees were ready to leave their jobs and leave ordained ministry all together, “and they didn’t because they made friends,” she said, noting that young women priests are still few and far between in the church. Some priests brought their newborn babies to the meeting.Building on the success of that first gathering, Gray-Reeves went to her colleagues in the House of Bishops, seeking 15 bishops who would each donate $200. She soon had $4,000 and a conference center for the next gathering.“The men understood that this needed to happen but that they couldn’t do it,” she said.Gray-Reeves will soon leave El Camino Real to become the managing director of the church’s College for Bishops, which trains new bishops. Beautiful Authority is now led by Diocese of Virginia Bishop Suffragan Susan Goff and the Rev. Augusta Anderson, the canon to the ordinary for the Diocese of Western North Carolina.Svoboda-Barber created Women Embodying Executive Leadership, or WEEL, a discernment program for Episcopal clergywomen, during which six to 12 women meet together for four three-day gatherings over up to two years to support one another. The members consider how God might be calling them to use their own leadership skills in the episcopate. Three groups have met thus far.Research shows, Svoboda-Barber said, WEEL “enlivened all of those women to go back to their dioceses, to go back to their colleague groups and really talk more about the possibility of women being bishops.” They also set to work on getting women on bishop search committees and diocesan standing committees, she said. Between 30 and 40 women have participated in WEEL, but their influence has been greater than their number, Svoboda-Barber added.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry stands with West Tennessee Bishop Phoebe Roaf at Roaf’s consecration May 4. Photo: Diocese of West TennesseeShe and others have also encouraged search committees to get training in implicit bias early in their processes, and to use techniques such as removing all identifying information and demographics from their first review of applicants’ materials. So-called “blind rounds” are “having a pretty profound effect on the search committees,” she said.Svoboda-Barber is also an organizer of Leading Women, a joint effort of women in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada to explore a sense of being called to senior leadership position in both churches.The election trend is not confined to The Episcopal Church. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a full-communion partner, recently completed its spring assembly season during which regional synods elected eight women and five men as bishops. The Lutherans’ elections mean that there are now 23 female synod bishops plus ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton in the denomination’s Conference of Bishops. The conference includes Eaton and one bishop each from the church’s 65 synods, along with and the ELCA secretary, thus meaning 36 percent of ELCA bishops are women.Eaton is up for reelection during the ELCA’s Churchwide Assembly set for Aug. 5-10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That assembly will also consider a proposed social statement of women and justice called “Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Lutheran Call to Action.”“It’s definitely the year of the women,” the Rev. William O. Voss, the ELCA’s representative to The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, told that group June 13. “We’ve had a number of women become bishops in the past but never the kinds of numbers that we’re see this year.”Canonical barriers came down more than 40 years agoThere has been no canonical prohibition against women in The Episcopal Church’s episcopate since Jan. 1, 1977. That was the effective date of General Convention’s decision the previous Sept. 16 allowing women to become priests and bishops. (Women were eligible to become deaconesses since 1889 and deacons since 1970.) It took 12 years for the Rev. Barbara Harris to be elected bishop suffragan in the Diocese of Massachusetts, becoming the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion.An interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination in the Anglican Communion is here.Of the 286 bishops elected since 1989, 249 have been men and 37 have been women. Twenty women have been elected to head dioceses, beginning with Diocese of Vermont Bishop Mary Adelia McLeod in 1993, while 184 men were elected diocesan bishops.In 2018, Kansas became the first diocese in the history of The Episcopal Church to offer electors an all-women slate. Svoboda-Barber was one of the three nominees. That year five women and five men were elected churchwide. Four of the women were chosen in October and November. The previous year saw three men and one woman elected.The movement of the Holy Spirit in the recent elections is not to be missed. “I am thrilled with the diversity, not just gender, but also people of color and LGBTQ folks. It is thrilling to see. I believe the Holy Spirit is at work in this,” Svoboda-Barber said. “It’s not that women are better than men, but we will be better when our House of Bishops is more diversified. We’re going to be a better church when we are more diverse.”I’m asked almost weekly if women are taking over the #Episcopal #HouseOfBishops. These charts show visually what we know intuitively—we have a long way to go before getting anywhere close. The goal is barrier removal. https://t.co/Gb4Jsx1H1x— Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows (@JenniferBB) June 2, 2019The Rev. Frank Logue, Diocese of Georgia canon to the ordinary and a nominee in the 2017 East Tennessee bishop election, told ENS, “The goal is to lower the barriers so that all candidates will be considered fairly and so that those the Holy Spirit is calling will be elected. When those God is calling find their way into our House of Bishops, I am quite sure it will more fully reflect the body of Christ in ways quite beyond gender. Then the question will no longer be whether someone is ‘electable,’ but whether the person is called by God to this diocese at this time.”Ousley echoed the belief that the needed change needs to go beyond a demographic balance. “This is an issue of doing the right thing, the just thing, and also reflecting the fullness of the whole people of God,” he said. “That’s the deeper call.”A changed House of Bishops?Logue, who compiled the data for the infographics in this story (some of which are updated versions of the ones Indianapolis Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows retweeted on June 2), predicted the changes he charted “will change the house in ways we can’t imagine.”New bishops go through three years of training from the College for Bishops. Gray-Reeves will oversee that formation project in a context “radically different than it was 10 years ago,” she said. “What we have to offer will be different. The people with whom we will be working will be different. That requires significant consideration and change.”“For instance, skills in adaptive change are going to be pretty critical,” she said. “I think we’re going to have some work around the biases piece because there is going to be bias.”Link said she hopes that “these women will actually be able to lead without being micromanaged in their leadership. There’s a cultural tendency to challenge the authority of people of color. I’m not saying that happens in church, but I could see biases coming out possibly.”For now, the new additions to the roster means the house “is going to look as if it’s changed,” Link said. “But with that needs to come some relinquishing of control, some openness, some willingness to support and [be] less likely to critique” and more willing to mentor.“They’re there, but then what happens?” Link asked. “Will they be chairing committees? Will they be given the same opportunities? What will that look like exactly?”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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TCU makes changes due to the new MCAT

first_imgSenior Alexander Cranford works on homework in the pre-health office. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Pi Phi celebrates Halloween with alumnae Danielle Mosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-moss/ Danielle Mosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-moss/ Twitter Linkedin Danielle is a senior fashion merchandising major with a journalism minor. She is from Pasadena, California but now lives in Newport Beach. She covers the medical school beat for TCU360. Danielle Mosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-moss/ Facebook TCU announces new committees for developing medical school Live blog: Town hall meeting about new medical school ReddIt New medical school adds to TCU attraction Danielle Moss + posts printTCU plans to make some changes to its curriculum requirements in an effort to better accommodate the new Medical College Admission Test.According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the new MCAT was officially released in April due to the dramatic increase of knowledge in medicine and science.The MCAT is a test that pre-med students take before they apply to medical school.  Medical schools use the test as one of the factors to decide which applicants they accept.Revisions to the MCAT were made to ensure that future doctors will be prepared for real life situations in the medical field.“Being a good doctor is about more than scientific knowledge,” Darrell G. Kirch, M.D. and AAMC president and CEO, said in a news release.  “The new exam will better prepare students to build strong knowledge of the socio-cultural and behavioral determinants of health.”TCU is making changes to ensure that students will be prepared for the new version of the test.The university is now requiring that pre-med students take sociology and psychology before taking the MCAT, said Dr. Matt Chumchal, associate professor and director of the pre-health professions institute.The university is also planning to add a biostatistics course and hire a biochemist to help students feel more prepared for these sections of the MCAT, Chumchal said.Pre-med students say they think the changes are a great addition to their curriculum.“Adding sociology, psychology, and biostatistics to the pre-med required courses will only help students preparing to take the MCAT,” said Haley Egan, a junior neuroscience major. “The pre-health department is only doing what it can to help students be successful.”Pre-med students who have recently taken the new MCAT agree that the changes to the curriculum will help students be better prepared for the test.“I think it’s great that advisors are recommending specific courses to take in preparation for the MCAT because there are a lot of helpful courses that aren’t necessarily required,” Lauren Burgess, a senior biology major, said. Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleTheEnd provides unique on-campus experience for studentsNext articleSGA hopes new budget plan will help students spend more Danielle Moss RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Danielle Mosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-moss/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

All-out witch-hunt against media

first_img News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Follow the news on Egypt EgyptMiddle East – North Africa EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News February 6, 2021 Find out more Please find enclosed three listings on the violence against the press:- one for detained reporters (arrested, interrogated, missing)- one for attacked reporters (physical assaults)- one for media-related actions (closure of an office, camera confiscated…)Green = a reporter that has been detained or attacked and something happened to his equipmentYellow = info to verify absolutelyOrange = reporter attacked and detained Related documents Journalists detainedPDF – 48.84 KBJournalists attackedPDF – 63.25 KBmedias equipmentPDF – 35.17 KB Organisation Since Wednesday 2 FebruaryMany journalists who were attacked refused to give their names or identify the media organizations to which they are attached for fear of reprisals. Sylvain Castonguay, cameraman for Radio Canada, was punched in the face while covering the clashes between opponents and supporters of President Hosni Mubarak. Demonstrators helped him get out of the crowd. The army intervened to take him to his hotel. Mohamed Khayal and photographer Magdi Ibrahim of the Egyptian daily Al-Shoruk were injured and their camera destroyed when a group of men described as plain clothes policemen attacked the offices of the newspaper in Cairo. Military officers confiscated a press card and a SC memory card belonging to a journalist from Al-Masry al-Youm on the streets of Cairo. The newspaper evacuated its headquarters after hearing of the attack on Al-Shoruk.Individuals in civilian clothing surrounded the offices of Sawsan Abu Hussein, deputy editor of the Egyptian magazine October, after a call from her to a live television broadcast in which she reported the violence being used against demonstrators.Serge Dumont, a Belgian journalist who is correspondent in the Middle East for the Belgian daily Le Soir, Le Temps of Switzerland and France’s Voix du Nord arrested by the army intelligence services and accused of spying has been detained for two days. (See http://en.rsf.org/egypt-belgian-reporter-arrested-and-02-02-2011,39458.html)Anderson Cooper and Hala Gorim of CNN, Christiane Amanpour of ABC News, Jerome Boehm of the BBC, Katie Couric of CBS and Lara Setrakian of Bloomberg were attacked by Mubarak supporters. According to Lara Setrakian their attackers saw the camera and threw themselves on it.Ahmed Bajano, correspondent ofAl-Arabiya, was beaten up. His film crew was attacked at the Mustafa Mahmud square at Mohandiseen by men in civilian dress. He suffered concussion and was taken to a nearby hospital.Ahmed Abdullah, also from the satellite television channel Al-Arabiya, was detained by Mubarak supporters. He was roughly handled and then freed. Steffen Jensen, a journalist from the Danish television station TV2 News, was attacked by a group of men after refusing to give them his cell phone and passport. They struck him with sticks. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes of the BBC was attacked in his car in the street by a group of “angry men.” He was handed over to the secret police who handcuffed and blindfolded him. With a colleague he was taken in for interrogation. They were freed after three hours.Pierre Barbancey of the French newspaper Humanité, Thomas Cantaloube of the French website Mediapart, Vincent Lafargue, freelance photographer and Sarah Mabrouk, freelance, were arrested by Mubarak supporters on their way back to their hotel. They were handed over to the military and held for two hours in a barracks near the city centre before being freed.Sahar Talat, correspondent in Egypt for the Spanish service of RFI, was surrounded and beaten by a crowd accusing her of being a spy for Al Jazeera before she managed to escape.A journalist working for the German channel ZDF and the New York Times was arrested on 2 February while driving from Alexandria to Cairo. She spent 20 hours in a high security institution in Cairo and was freed the following afternoon. Photographer Mohammed Omar, of the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), was attacked and suffered a head injury while taking pictures of the confrontations between opponents and backers of Mubarak in Tahrir Square on 2 February. He was arrested by troops soon after and released the next day.Dutch journalist Harald Doornbos of GPD was attacked by demonstrators armed with machetes while leaving the area of the clashes with his wife, a reporter for an Arab television station. The mob stopped their taxi and broke its windshield. Three Egyptians then mediated to save his life and that of his wife. Peter Stefanovic, the European correspondent of the Australian television station Channel 9, was forced out of his taxi by the police. With his crew he was questioned briefly in a police command center before being released. The hotel security services confiscated their second camera. A journalist from Fox TV Turkey, his Egyptian cameraman and their driver were kidnapped by men with knives while filming the demonstrations before being freed by police, according to the Turkish news agency Anatolia.Reporter Habel Robert and photographer Lutz Christian of the Swiss weekly L’Illustré were arrested and held in a tank. There has been no further news of them. Three photographers who did not wish to be named for fear of reprisals said they had been followed by police officers into their hotel and beaten up. Another journalist said herd had been hit by stones thrown by plain clothes police.Three journalists from the French channel France 24 were detained and released after a few hours. One journalist from the French daily Le Figaro and three from the French TV station TF1 were also detained. News to go further News February 1, 2021 Find out more February 3, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 All-out witch-hunt against media Reporters Without Borders is aware of the following incidents involving journalists and news media. The list is far from exhaustive:Journalists attacked: 26Confiscated material: 4 cases Media offices attacked: 1 Disappeared journalists: 3 Arrested/kidnaped: 19 1 journalist in coma Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is horrified by what appears to be an all-out witch-hunt against news media that are covering events in Egypt and is very concerned for all the journalists currently in Cairo, especially on the eve of a major demonstration planned by President Hosni Mubarak’s opponents for tomorrow, which they are describing as the deadline for his departure.“Theft, violence, arbitrary arrests and extreme violence… the list of abuses against journalists by President Mubarak’s supporters is getting longer by the hour and they are clearly systematic and concerted,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said.“After shutting down the Internet and then reconnecting it at the start of this week, the regime has decided to target media personnel physically by unleashing its supporters in an unprecedented campaign of hatred and violence. This has gone beyond censorship. This is now about ridding Cairo of all journalists working for foreign news media.“We urge all news media to reinforce their coordination in order to provide as much security as possible for their correspondents in Egypt. And we urge foreign governments and their embassies to provide the utmost diplomatic support for journalists from their countries when they find themselves in difficulty.”Julliard added: “It seems that journalists are no longer safe anywhere in Cairo. Several news bureaux have also been attacked. The highest level of the Egyptian government must be held responsible for this policy of physical attacks. We urge the international community to adopt a strong unanimous position quickly, to draw the appropriate conclusions from the events of the past few days and to consider sanctions.” Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

DMRT applies to council for funding

first_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released DMRT applies to council for funding Google+ Facebook By News Highland – October 25, 2011 The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team is appealing to Donegal County Council to provide some funding for next year. Donegal Mountain Rescue, is a completely voluntary organisation.Last year, over 320 people, many of them visitors, were helped or rescued by the team, which is completely self financing. Training, climbing gear, transport and fuel costs are all paid for by DMRT, which gets no external funding.After receiving a presentation from the group, Donegal County Council will reach a decision at its budget meeting on the 21st of December.Donegal Mountain Rescue Team leader Joe Pond, says with more people visiting the county, the team is coming under more and more pressure……Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/pond1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Previous articleLetterkenny Mayor criticises cheap drink promotions after 26 attend A&E in one nightNext articleGreencastle body is that of missing Eglinton man News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota last_img read more

Alabama officials identify remains of 3-year-old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney

first_imgAlabama Law Enforcement Agency(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — A body that was found inside a dumpster near Alabama’s most populous city has been identified as 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, who was abducted from a birthday party more than a week ago.Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates confirmed the positive identification in an initial report Wednesday, which stated that Kamille’s remains were discovered Tuesday at a landfill in Gardendale, a northern suburb of Birmingham. The cause and time of death has not yet been determined.The landfill is not far from the public housing community where Kamille was taken. The little girl was playing with other children at an outdoor birthday in the Birmingham neighborhood of Avondale on Oct. 12 when she vanished. A $28,000 reward had been offered to find her.Patrick Stallworth, 39, and Derick Irisha Brown, 29, were initially named persons of interest in Kamille’s disappearance. They were both arrested last week on unrelated charges. Stallworth was arrested on child porn charges and Brown was jailed for violating probation conditions on a previous kidnapping charge.After recovering the toddler’s remains on Tuesday, the Birmingham Police Department announced its plans to charge Stallworth and Brown with capital murder and kidnapping in connection to the case.“We believe that this was something they thought about and acted upon and they saw an opportunity to take a young child, and they did,” Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told reporters Tuesday. “I would like to thank the public for all of the information, all of the tips, all of the video and for their cooperation with this police department during the course of this investigation.”Police do not yet know a motive for the crime.Investigators are also not aware of any connections between the two suspects and Kamille’s family, according to Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin.Hundreds of people gathered to honor the life of the young child at a candlelight vigil outside Birmingham City Hall on Wednesday.“A little, innocent, 3-year-old girl was ripped from her family too soon and her absence, make no doubt about it, will leave a hole in our hearts,” Woodfin told the crowd. “Kamille McKinney, affectionately known as Cupcake, we will never forget her name.”The mayor was joined at the vigil by Birmingham’s police chief, who said he believed Kamille had “changed this city.”“She made us stop and check ourselves,” Smith said. “Check ourselves to see if we’re doing everything we can to keep our children safe from harm. Check ourselves to see if we’re truly the village that we promise to be. Check ourselves to see if we’re living up to the expectations of tomorrow and watching over our children today.”“Ten days ago, I feel we were a very different city,” he continued. “Maybe we were a little bit too carefree, maybe there’s more that we could have done to watch over this little child. But today we’ve come face to face with the hurt, the pain and the loss of a beautiful little spirit. Let us not take the moment for granted.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more