Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgPadenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfilePadenga Holdings Limited is the leading supplier of crocodile skins and meat in Zimbabwe, accounting for nearly 85% of the global supply of Nile crocodile skins used for high-end luxury fashion brands. The company operates three crocodile breeding and production farms in Zimbabwe; Kariba Crocodile Farm, Ume Crocodile Farm and Nyanya Crocodile Farm. Each farm has the capacity to breed close to 15 000 hatchlings per year. Nile alligators are bred at Lone Star Alligator Farm in Texas, USA. Padenga Holdings Limited produces crocodile skin and meat products for consumption by the local market and for export to European and Asian markets. Padenga Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Stock market crash: I’ll keep buying while watching these two warning lights

first_imgStock market crash: I’ll keep buying while watching these two warning lights Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… Cliff D’Arcy | Monday, 3rd May, 2021 Image source: Getty Images When worrying about the next stock market crash, I remember this general principle: “market timing is for suckers”. Market timing involves switching money between different asset classes, based on expectations of future price movements. It involves predicting the future, which is notoriously tough. Despite this difficulty, I’ve pulled out of UK shares several times. On every occasion, these decisions were driven by watching euphoric investors taking excessively high risks.My wife and I switched from UK shares to US stocks soon after the 2016 Brexit vote. That proved to be a great call. In late 2019, content with our gains and worried about frothy US stocks, we moved 50% into cash. Within months, we were back to 100% stocks again — and fully invested within days of March 2020’s market low. These three attempts at market timing all paid off handsomely, producing life-changing gains. Of course, market timing can also go terribly wrong, as many investors have discovered to their cost. Even so, I’m worrying about the next stock market crash. Here are two danger signs I’m tracking.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…1) Excessive SPACulationSpecial purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are ‘blank cheque’ firms that raise money by listing on stock exchanges. The idea is that SPACs then merge with private companies, thus avoiding the comprehensive disclosure and hefty costs associated with initial public offerings (IPOs). Enthusiasm for SPACs seemed unbounded in 2020/21, but many have been predictably disastrous for investors. According to the Financial Times (FT), of 41 SPACs completing $1bn+ transactions since 2020, only three are within 5% of their peak stock prices. Eighteen have more than halved in value, while several have collapsed by 80% or more. The average decline from peak prices is 39%. One (in)famous SPAC, Nikola — a developer of electric trucks — has seen its stock collapse from a high of nearly $94 to $11.57 today (down 87.7%). With excessive market exuberance and overvaluation often preceding stock market crashes, I’m wary of more SPAC attacks.2) Lavish leverage often precedes stock market crashesLeverage involves using borrowed money or financial derivatives to magnify gains (or losses) from trades. Leverage is an investor’s best friend when prices are rising, but their worst enemy when they fall. In the FT last week, Gillian Tett warned that margin debt (where investors borrow from their brokers) is at a record high. On Wall Street, margin debt soared to $822bn at end-March. That’s more than double the $400bn peak it hit in 2007, just before the global financial crisis of 2007/09. Furthermore, at the 2000 and 2007 market peaks, margin debt reached 3% of US gross domestic product (GDP). Today, it’s almost 4%. Again, this makes me worry about the damage to come in the next stock market crash.Am I selling now before the next meltdown?No. I think it would be a mistake to bail out now, because the world economy is poised to boom post-Covid-19. If growth surges strongly in a sustained economic boom, then this should lift company earnings and thus support lofty prices. My strategy to counter the next stock market crash is simple. I’m reducing my exposure to expensive stocks and using these proceeds to buy cheap shares. Right now, I think there is huge value to be found in the FTSE 100 index, especially among its heavyweight members. Thus, my strategy for 2021/22 is to pack my portfolio with cheap UK shares, backed by strong earnings and chunky cash dividends!center_img 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 Cliff D’Arcy Cliffdarcy 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. We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. 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Rugby Rant: No time for violence in rugby

first_imgThere is simply no place for violence in rugby and unfortunately it leaves me with no option but to retire from rugby as I cannot afford to meet another of these players.I don’t think this is a general reflection on the game. Duncan McRae hammered Ronan O’Gara on the 2001 Lions tour, but as a rule there is no time for it in top games. As the standard drops, the pace drops, and this allows the occasional player to commit such acts.The way to resolve  this is communication, whether it is speaking out after an incidentor challenging the team-mate involved. It is only a very select group that need to be weeded out – 99.9% of people involved in the sport would have nothing to do with these incidents. However, it doesn’t only reflect badly on the individual, but on the team, the club, the league and the entire sport.This article appeared in the January 2015 edition of Rugby World magazine. Click here for the latest subscription offers. Rugby is deeply ingrained in me. I love what it stands for and the bond it creates within a team and a club. I moved to work in England two years ago and my local club, Honiton, could not have been more welcoming.There is nothing I relish more than trying to steal ball and this has resulted in many trodden hands. However, over the past year I’ve encountered another side of the game whilst playing. It involves an older forward trying to teach youngsters a thing or two.Just a few weeks ago, admittedly slowing ball in a ruck, I had my ring finger grabbed and sharply twisted. A reminder with a stud would have been sufficient. I heard it pop and thought it was likely there was soft-tissue damage, but carried on.However, once the bruising had subsided, the swelling around the knuckle remained. X-rays showed a fracture involving the joint, and a general anaesthetic and a couple of screws followed (thanks to RD&E Hospital for such professional service).I’m a farm animal vet and I faced six weeks off work. Thankfully my employers at Synergy Farm Health have supported me, but if one of these characters is reading this rant, or you know someone who has a tendency for these misdemeanours, I’m hoping it will encourage them to think of the consequences. There is absolutely no place for violence in the game, says RW reader Alasdair Moffettcenter_img Punchy: Duncan McRae famously assaulted Ronan O’Gara during the 2001 Lions tour of Australia LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Las Iglesias se centran en los refugiados en esta Cuaresma

first_img 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 Hopkinsville, KY Las Iglesias se centran en los refugiados en esta Cuaresma Retratos y dioramas simbolizan su difícil situación Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Por Lynette Wilson y Ashley WrightPosted Mar 8, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Refugees Migration & Resettlement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel “Encarar a América: retratos de refugiados que se reasientan en Estados Unidos”, una exposición de fotografías, que se muestra en la iglesia episcopal de Santa Ana y la Santa Trinidad en Brooklyn, intenta ponerle rostros a las cifras. Foto de Hidei Takagi.[Episcopal News Service] Cuando Omar Al-Bayte huyó de Irak en 2013, no era la primera vez que buscaba seguridad fuera de su país natal.Luego de la invasión  encabezada por EE.UU. en 2003 que le puso fin al régimen autoritario de Saddam Hussein, Al-Bayte, de 32 años, trabajó en la construcción para el gobierno de EE.UU., un empleo por el cual más tarde recibió amenazas. En 2005, se fue del país, primero a Siria y luego a la India, donde estudió tecnología de la información. En 2008, regresó a Irak y fue a trabajar para el gobierno iraquí hasta que volvieron a amenazarlo, esta vez debido a su obvio apellido suní.Para entonces ya él estaba casado y junto con su esposa, Zahraa Abualteman, de 21 años, huyó de su hogar en Bagdad para Amán, Jordania, donde estuvieron a la espera de un reasentamiento durante dos años y medio. La espera y la incertidumbre fueron por momentos atroces, explicaron sentados en un sofá en su apartamento de Denver, Colorado. Yousif, el niño de la pareja, de sólo un año, dormía una siesta en la otra habitación.La pareja, hablando en árabe, compartieron su historia a través del coordinador de servicios Omar Banysaad. Al-Bayte y Abualteman llegaron a Denver a fines de noviembre de 2015 y están recibiendo ayuda de reasentamiento a través de los Programas de Refugiados y Asilados del Servicio Luterano para Familias de Las Montañas Rocosas. Banysaad, de 21 años, y su familia también huyeron de Irak y se convirtieron en refugiados.El Servicio Luterano para Familias  (LFS, por su sigla en inglés) de [la zona de] las Montañas Rocosas es una de las treinta agencias de reasentamiento asociadas con el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración en 26 diócesis de todo el país. El mes pasado, el obispo primado Michael Curry visitó la oficina del LFS en Denver para imponerse acerca del proceso de reasentamiento y oír una historia de primera mano de una familia siria que había llegado a Estados Unidos en diciembre.El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración (EMM), el ministerio que se ocupa del reasentamiento de refugiados en la Iglesia Episcopal, es una de las nueve agencias que laboran en asociación con el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. para acoger y reubicar a refugiados en Estados Unidos.La visita de Curry a la agencia de Denver destaca su primer encuentro con una afiliada del EMM desde que se convirtiera en Obispo Primado en noviembre pasado. Estando allí, Curry describió  los esfuerzos del EMM y sus afiliadas como “obra de Dios”; su visita puso la mira en la situación de los refugiados a través de la Iglesia Episcopal, donde, a lo largo de la Cuaresma, algunas iglesias individuales han buscado hacer lo mismo en sus congregaciones y comunidades.Sin conocerlos en persona y escuchar sus historias, puede resultar difícil entender en qué consiste ser un refugiado o incluso captar la idea de millones de personas forzadas a desplazarse.Las fotografías  están colgadas en la nave de la iglesia de Santa Ana y la Santa Trinidad, de manera que no sólo los visitantes, sino también los feligreses, se ven confrontados por las imágenes. Foto de la iglesia de Santa Ana y la Santa Trinidad.Encarar a América: retratos de refugiados que se reasientan en Estados Unidos [Facing America: Portraits of Refugees Resettling in the United States] una exposición fotográfica que se muestra en la iglesia episcopal de Santa Ana y la Santa Trinidad [St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church] en Brooklyn, intenta ponerles rostros a las cifras.Por encargo del Foro de Santa Ana, las 19 fotografías presentan un panorama de refugiados de todo el mundo que han venido a Estados Unidos. Estos son refugiados que han escapado a la inestabilidad política, la persecución y la violencia.“Vemos estas multitudes de personas que cruzan las fronteras y no captamos todo el cuadro, y no pensamos lo bastante en quiénes son estas personas y en torno a qué giran sus vidas”, dijo el Rdo. John Denaro, rector de Santa Ana. Denaro montó la exposición junto el feligrés Harry Weil. “[En la exposición] estamos viendo a estas personas cara a cara, no conocemos toda su historia, pero empezamos a apreciar que no es sólo esta masa de humanidad, sino vidas individuales las que están en juego… Es un llamado a que nos cuestionemos acerca del destino de esta gente”.Los refugiados representados provienen de Irak, Afganistán, Siria, Sudán, la República Democrática del Congo y Eritrea, y han sido reasentados en New Haven, Connecticut, por los Servicios Integrados de Refugiados e Inmigrantes, afiliados también al EMM.Denaro trabajó para el EMM en varias funciones durante10 años antes de venir a Santa Ana, lo cual le ayudó a entablar las conexiones humanas para la exposición. La fotógrafa, Hidei Takagi, inmigró del Japón y ahora vive en Brooklyn. Ella ha expuesto sus obras en todo el mundo, incluidas [las ciudades de] Londres, Madrid, Tel Aviv y París.Aunque el foro espera se dirija a personas de todas las procedencias y de varias tradiciones religiosas,  resultó importante para hacer la conexión con la experiencia de los refugiados y la estación cristiana de Cuaresma, dijo Denaro. “Esta estación nos ofrece la parte más dura de la trayectoria humana de Jesús… él tuvo que enfrentar la sospecha y la violencia, y finalmente su destino, solo. La exposición  —en parte para aquellos de nosotros que le aportan esa sensibilidad— resuena con los temas de Cuaresma, que somos llamados a preguntarnos cómo conservamos nuestra identidad en medio de las grandes pruebas de nuestra vida y vivimos lo impredecible de nuestra propia humanidad”.Las fotografías están colgadas en la nave de la iglesia, de manera que no sólo los visitantes, sino también los feligreses que participan en el culto, se ven confrontados por las imágenes. “Ellas se ciernen literalmente sobre nosotros, y estamos acompañados por ellas”, agregó Denaro. Es algo que deliberadamente nos compromete como cristianos y como ciudadanos, y muestra que estamos dispuestos a sostener este diálogo más amplio acerca de lo que significa vivir en un mundo interconectado”.Cuarenta dioramas —todos ellos hechos por feligreses de varios niveles de pericia artística— se han colocado en los alféizares de las ventanas a lo largo del espacio de culto en la iglesia episcopal de San Marcos en Capitol Hill. Foto de David S. DeutschEn la iglesia episcopal de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Episcopal Church] en la sección de Capitol Hill de Washington, D.C., la Rda. Michele Morgan, sacerdote encargada, decidió llevar la Cuaresma más allá de “dar café y donuts; cosas que debemos dar de todos modos”, explicó.Centrados en [el tema de] los refugiados, se han colocado 40 dioramas —todos ellos hechos por feligreses de varios niveles de pericia artística— en los alféizares de las ventanas a lo largo del espacio de culto, al objeto de ser recordatorios visuales de millones de refugiados en todo el mundo. Además, en consonancia con una larga tradición de San Marcos, Morgan y la junta de compromiso comunitario de la parroquia, ofrecen un folleto de 20 páginas que incluye datos sobre los refugiados, versículos bíblicos, meditaciones y oraciones con el fin de ayudar a los feligreses a reflexionar sobre los refugiados y su situación. La práctica cuaresmal diaria incluye también “recordatorios de donaciones y cajitas de Cuaresma”, que aluden al relato bíblico de la ofrenda de la viuda, las cajitas se destinan a recoger ofrendas para personas de todo el mundo que necesitan ayuda. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries, Los dioramas sirven como recordatorios visuales de los millones de refugiados en todo el mundo. Foto de David S. Deutsch.Por ejemplo, la Primera Semana se centró en la necesidad de los refugiados de [encontrar] seguridad en su nuevo país. El primer comentario, para el Miércoles de Ceniza, brindaba información sobre la crisis de Siria. Decía: “El conflicto sirio comenzó en marzo de 2011 con una serie de protestas pacíficas y desde entonces ha dado lugar a la muerte de más de 170.000 personas y al desarraigo adicional de 9 millones. Las últimas cifras del Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, o ACNUR, muestra que aproximadamente 2,9 millones de refugiados [sirios] residen actualmente en los países vecinos de Líbano, Turquía, Jordania, Irak y Egipto. Estas personas residen actualmente en viviendas temporales o están de camino en busca de albergue. Mencione cinco cosas de su casa que le hacen a usted sentirse seguro[a]. Ponga 25 centavos en la cajita de Cuaresma por cada una de ellas”.Los feligreses de San Marcos recibieron un folleto de 20 páginas que incluye datos sobre los refugiados, versículos bíblicos, meditaciones y oraciones destinadas a que los feligreses reflexionen sobre los refugiados y su situación. Foto de David S. Deutsch.Según explicó Morgan, ella confeccionó el folleto siguiendo el modelo de series, unos suplementos que el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración publicó en la estación Epifanía.Por ejemplo, la tercera [semana] de Cuaresma, del 29 de febrero al 5 de marzo, se centró en la importancia de pertenecer, con avisos que le recordaban a los feligreses la importancia no sólo de la familia inmediata, sino también de la familia extendida y de los amigos. La 6ª. Semana de Cuaresma, del 21 al 26 de marzo cambia el énfasis a la compasión y la defensa social.ACNUR reconoce que la vida resulta difícil para los refugiados iraquíes en Jordania; además de ser ilegal para ellos trabajar, la escasez de ayuda y servicios humanitarios dificulta aún más el proceso de asilo.Al-Bayte y Abualteman dijeron que, al enfrentarse con tales dificultades, contemplaron hacer el peligroso viaje a Europa. Pero ahora la pareja se ha reasentado en Denver, donde Al-Bayte espera conseguir empleo y llegar a ser independiente.La mayoría de la familia y amigos de Abualteman sigue en Irak, aunque su hermana y su cuñado viven en Denver. Muchos de los familiares de Al-Bayte también huyeron de Irak y algunos han sido reasentados en Connecticut. En definitiva, como le dijo la familia siria al Obispo Primado en el encuentro que tuvo con él, y como han dicho también Al-Bayte y Abualteman, los refugiados buscan el tipo de seguridad que viene con un país que ofrece garantías a sus ciudadanos, oportunidad de educarse y que protege los derechos humanos, y el tipo de paz que les permita dormir de noche.Cuando se les pregunta lo que les gustaría que los episcopales y otros en Estados Unidos entendieran respecto a los refugiados y su situación, Abualteman dijo: “Somos gente inocente que abandona nuestro país por la fuerza, dejando atrás nuestros recuerdos, tradiciones y familias debido a la situación de la seguridad”.– Lynette Wilson es reportera y redactora de Episcopal News Service. Ashley Wright es escritora independiente radicada en Mineápolis. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Episcopal deacon is among first Kansans to get COVID-19 vaccine

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 COVID-19 By Melodie WoermanPosted Dec 17, 2020 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal deacon is among first Kansans to get COVID-19 vaccine Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Diocese of Kansas] The Rev. Diane Kruger, an emergency department nurse in Wichita, Kansas, and deacon at Trinity Episcopal Church in nearby El Dorado, was among the first 100 people in the state on Dec. 14 to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19.The Rev. Diane Kruger, a deacon in the Diocese of Kansas who works as a nurse, received a COVID-19 vaccination on Dec. 14. Photo: Diocese of KansasKruger works at the St. Francis campus of the Ascension Via Christi hospitals, where the vaccinations took place. The campus received the first of the state’s initial 24,000 doses.She was caught off guard when her department charge nurse asked her if she wanted to get the vaccine. “I thought it probably would start out in New York,” she said. “I was surprised it was available in Wichita on the first day,” which came only three days after the federal Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the vaccine.Kruger said she got the vaccine about 2:30 p.m. and then was monitored for 15 minutes for any possible adverse reactions. She had none, saying the injection felt similar to getting a tetanus booster. She will receive the second required dose in early January.Because her excitement for the vaccine was well-known in her department, she was asked to speak to a reporter for a local TV station about her experience. She readily agreed.“I see this as an education component,” she said. “It’s why I’ve been putting everything on Facebook.” She said she hoped that by being open and telling her story about being vaccinated, it will help other people know it will be OK for them, too.Professional and personal excitementHer excitement about the vaccine is both professional and personal. She said COVID-19 “has been truly overwhelming” in her hospital and is “phenomenally worse than it was in the spring.”The emergency department initially set aside a special area for patients who were, as she said, “COVID suspicious.” That area had to expand to treat a large influx of patients this fall. And, Kruger said, someone might have come in with a kidney infection, but after they were tested, she and other staff would find they were treating a patient with COVID-19.Elsewhere in the hospital, the COVID-19 area has expanded four times, with one of the intensive care units now reserved for coronavirus patients.On the day Kruger received her first dose of the vaccine, Kansas reported 1,429 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 deaths.Personally, she said she was thrilled to have a new way to help protect her husband, Denny, who is undergoing chemotherapy. “I have been diligent not to bring it home to him,” she said, wearing an N95 mask under a surgical mask throughout her 12-hour shifts.For three months in the spring she lived in their basement, and she and her husband had no physical contact. As more was known about how the virus spread, she and many of her colleagues have a new protocol. When she gets home from the hospital, she takes off her clothes in the laundry room and puts everything right into the washing machine. She then heads for the shower where she scrubs down with soap – even her eyelashes. After that, she uses Lysol wipes to clean her glasses.Vocations in commonSince the spring, Kruger has served alongside the Rev. Les Jackson every Sunday during online worship, both at Trinity in El Dorado and at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Newton. Jackson serves as rector of both parishes, so he and Kruger alternate between the parishes weekly for livestreamed church services.Kruger said her two vocations – nurse and deacon – share a common thread. “I have felt for a long time that nursing is diaconal in nature,” she said. “The role of the deacon is to care for people, finding the people who need our care and then helping.” And right now, for her, that means getting a vaccine and following other public health guidelines.“We have to take care of each other,” she said. “We have to look out for those in our community, for whatever reason, who can’t get the vaccine. We must be diligent about masks and social distancing for a few more months, until the vaccine can roll out to more people.”She said it was the calling of all Christians to take care of other people, and the vaccine, wearing masks and keeping distance are all ways to do that.And, she said, this is the key to lives getting back to something more normal – sharing holidays, being together in church and spending time with family and friends. For her, that will mean getting to be with her grandchildren in Connecticut, whom she has not seen in a year.“This is the first step in a walk around the world,” she said, “but it is an exciting first step.”— Melodie Woerman is director of communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 last_img read more

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Top fundraising suppliers recognised at IoF’s Partners in Fundraising Awards

first_imgBest Giving PlatformJustGiving  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Top fundraising suppliers recognised at IoF’s Partners in Fundraising Awards Best Print PartnerBrightsource Last night the Institute of Fundraising announced the winners of its Partners in Fundraising Awards at a gala event in London.Hosted by television presenter Alex Brooker, the third annual Awards showcased and rewarded the leading companies and organisations that support charity fundraising.Photo: Alex Brooker at IoF PIFAs 2015. By Fred Adams.Speaking at the awards ceremony, IoF Chair Richard Taylor explained why fundraising agencies and suppliers deserved to have their work recognised:“Fundraisers need the expertise, insight, and innovation that a range of agencies and suppliers can bring. Whether designing a new campaign, sorting out a creaky database, improving your digital presence or getting the right person for that crucial job that you’re advertising, getting the right external support can be vital. So, as we work through the year ahead together let’s be bold, let’s challenge ourselves, and let’s not be shy of doing more of what we do best – enabling people to support the causes they care about.”Over 50 entries were shortlisted across 16 award categories.The 2015 PIFAs winners were:Best Creative Agencyon agencyBest Database SupplierdonorflexThis is the second time in three years that Donorflex has won this award. The judges were impressed by the fact that 10% of the client base had been with the company for more than 20 years, while a third has been using them for more than 15 years, and half had been with them for more than 10 years. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Best Special/Challenge Events PartnerClassic Tours Best New InnovationPlaymobBest Payroll Giving PartnerCharities Trust Best Recruitment AgencyProspectus Best Digital/Technology Partner (Charity Facing)LexisNexisBest Digital/Technology Partner (Donor Facing)JustGiving Best Strategic/Fundraising ConsultancyMoney Tree Fundraising Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Institute of Fundraising Best Telephone Fundraising AgencyEthicallMost Committed Company to the SectorGive as you LiveAnd here is the @giveasyoulive team receiving their award from none other than @alex_brooker #pifas15 @ioftweets pic.twitter.com/VR53NbbCIS— Give as you Live ?? (@giveasyoulive) January 30, 2015Most Committed Individual to the SectorElena JosephBest Lottery ProviderSterling LotteriesSterling won the prize for the second year running.Fantastic evening at the #pifas15 -here’s the team with Pam (on the right looking stunning in red) holding our award! pic.twitter.com/Q0O4t4gnbX— Sterling Lotteries (@sterlinglottery) January 30, 2015Best Individual Giving PartnerFundraising Initiatives About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 30 January 2015 | Newslast_img read more

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COVID Vaccine Appointments Up For Grabs? Blame Scheduling, Not Lack Of Demand

first_img More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Dr. Barbara Ferrer LA County Director of Public Health. Courtesy LA County Dept of Public HealthCOVID-19 vaccination appointments — often a hot commodity in Los Angeles County — appeared widely available Wednesday, but the county’s public health director said it was likely the result of scheduling issues, not a sign of dwindling demand.Barbara Ferrer also said that even if there is a sudden wide availability of appointments, it doesn’t mean the county should immediately expand eligibility to everyone aged 16 and over, which is scheduled to occur April 15.“There’s 5.5 million people in (currently) eligible groups, and all of them have not received their first dose,” Ferrer said. “… We only opened for people 50 and older a few days ago, so we’re going to continue to make sure there’s good access.”Officials at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services announced Wednesday morning that there were immediate appointments available for vaccines at the federally operated site at Cal State Los Angeles. Appointments were also readily available at many Los Angeles city-operated sites, and county Supervisor Janice Hahn took to Twitter to say there were slots waiting at a vaccination center in San Pedro.The county Department of Public Health even announced online the availability of vaccination appointments for Thursday at its county-operated vaccine sites, particularly the large-scale site at Six Flags Magic Mountain.But Ferrer noted that appointment slots often open in waves, since sites can’t list available appointments until they are assured of their supply of doses.“One of the dilemmas here is that we’re still struggling to be able to actually release appointments ahead of time, and many of us really are still only able to release appointments a couple days in advance of when … people can go and get vaccinated,” she said. “We’re really trying to work hard to get a smoother forecast moving forward.”Often when people go online and find a wealth of available slots, “it’s because somebody just opened up a host of appointments,” Ferrer said.She said health officials monitor activity at the various vaccination sites, and if appointments aren’t filled, capacity is increased at other sites with higher demand. She said the county is “looking into what might explain why at some sites we have more availability this week,” but she said vaccine doses are not going unused. She noted that the county generally administers about 95% of the doses it receives within seven days.“The goal here is always, and we’ve been great about this … (to) get vaccine into people’s arms within a seven-day period, and we are never carrying over a vaccine one week to the next,” she said. “And we’ve always met that goal.”She said she did not foresee a reversal of that trend this week, despite a sudden surge in appointment availability.“Until we start seeing a problem this week with actually filling appointments for the rest of the week, I would say we’re on a pretty good path to making sure those doses are actually administered,” she said. 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Subscribe Community News COVID Vaccine Appointments Up For Grabs? Blame Scheduling, Not Lack Of Demand CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 6:10 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Tanaiste tours Limerick city regeneration areas

first_imgNewsTanaiste tours Limerick city regeneration areasBy Guest Writer – February 26, 2014 645 Previous articleKnockaderry ready for West Limerick Drama FestivalNext article45 Limerick patients on trolleys Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up DURING his visit to Limerick’s regeneration areas last week, Tanaiste Eamonn Gilmore said it was vital to secure economic regeneration as well as physical regeneration in the city.However, he would not be drawn on media speculation that the Government plans to raid workers’ pay packets to enforce universal health insurance. Speaking after a tour of the new retirement apartments in Vizes Court, Mr Gilmore praised the work being done by regeneration and said the process “is not just about building houses. It’s also about the economic regeneration of Limerick. It’s about new job opportunities. We have to make the recovery real.”Asked about speculation that plans for a universal health insurance charge would involve direct deductions from PAYE pay packets, Mr Gilmore said that both parties in Government have been in agreement for some time about the need for universal health insurance.“We are looking at how the transition to that can be made. We don’t want exaggerated claims made,” he added.The Tanaiste was updated on the regeneration work at St Mary’s Park and met residents affected by the floods. He also inspected flood defence works in the Shannon Banks area. No vaccines in Limerick yet Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Printcenter_img Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Email Advertisement #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy TAGSEamon GilmoreEconomic regenerationfeaturedMusic LimerickregenerationTanaiste Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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More logic needed in Covid-19 policy – MacLochlainn

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleLUH Gynae report may be available next week – MacMahonNext articleLive stranding of Bottlenose Whales discovered at Rossnowlagh beach News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter More logic needed in Covid-19 policy – MacLochlainncenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ By News Highland – August 19, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook A Donegal TD says more consistency is needed in the government’s approach to tackling Covid-19.Speaking after the announcement of new restrictions last night, Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn said there are so many contradictions in the new regulations that people are losing faith.He says the lack of logic must be addressed…………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/consistentpod1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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