Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgUnilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileUnilever Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of food and food ingredients as well as home and personal care products for the wholesale and retail sectors in Nigeria. Its product portfolio encompasses toothpastes, soaps, washing detergents, dish washing liquids, baby products, lotions and petroleum jelly, margarine, tea and bouillon cubes. Well-known brands include Close-up and Pepsodent toothpaste; Lux, Lifebuoy and Rexona soap; Vaseline lotions and petroleum jelly; Lipton tea, Knorr and Royco bouillon cubes and flavouring; Sunlight dishwashing liquid; Omo washing powder and Pears baby products. Founded in 1923 and formerly known as Lever Brothers (West Africa) Limited, the company changed its name to Unilever Nigeria Plc in 2001. Unilever Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Unilever Overseas Holdings BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unilever Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Don’t ‘save’ for retirement! I’d listen to Warren Buffett and buy shares in an ISA to get rich

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Anglican Communion prepares for Archbishop Welby’s inauguration

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Archbishop of Canterbury, Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Anglican Communion prepares for Archbishop Welby’s inauguration Communion members worldwide can watch the service online via BBC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the worldwide Anglican Communion are gearing up for the March 21 inauguration of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Canterbury Cathedral.As staff at the cathedral get ready for this key moment in Anglican history, lay and ordained people from right around the world are also preparing for the big day.Over the past week the communion’s primates — the most senior bishops from across the Anglican Communion — have travelled to England for the inauguration. Many have made the most of their visit by attending meetings while in the U.K. Primate of West Africa, the Most Rev. Tilewa S. Johnson, visited the mission agency Us (formerly USPG). He also recorded a piece on the Church of England’s new primate for BBC’s Radio 4 Sunday programme. Among other visits the Primate of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East headed to a housing project in Lancashire.All the Anglican Communion Standing Committee members will attend the inauguration. Chairman of the Standing Committee and the Anglican Consultative Council, and Bishop of Southern Malawi, the Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga told ACNS, that the inauguration “is an important moment for our Anglican Communion because it marks the beginning of Archbishop Welby’s leadership of our global family.The Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil (The Episcopal Anglican Church in Brazil) has said that its members, along with ecumenical partners, are praying for the Archbishop of Canterbury’s big day. A statement issued by the National Council of Christian Churches of Brazil said: “We are praying for [his] ministry to be fruitful and to continue the traditional commitment of the Anglican Church in deepening the dialogue and unity amongst Christians and for the common service in favour of justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.”Representatives of the Anglican Communion at the Pope’s inaugural mass on March were travelling back from Rome to Canterbury March 20. These include the bishops of the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Rowell and the Rt. Rev. David Hamid; and Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon.The Anglican Communion’s communicators are also preparing to share the good news of the enthronement with members of their provinces. Aldrin Peloko of the Anglican Church of Melanesia said he is reporting on the enthronement for his provincial magazine and website. The Episcopal Church’s news service ENS will have staff at the cathedral to cover the event. The Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi, whose primate is blessing Archbishop Welby during Thursday’s service, is keeping its Facebook followers up to date on the latest news about the enthronement.Jan Butter, director for Communications at the Anglican Communion Office and editor of the Anglican Communion News Service, said, “Anglicans the world over are looking forward to this special day, and thanks to digital technology more people than ever before will be able to enjoy it.”The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced that it is airing the inauguration on BBC Two television between 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. local time and BBC Radio 4 (LW) between 2:55 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.A spokesperson told ACNS that, for those outside the UK, the service would also be streamed live here with highlights of the service featured on BBC World News 24.Lambeth Palace, the Church of England and ACNS will be tweeting throughout the day using #ABC105, and there will be news articles, photos and updates on www.anglicancommunion.org/acns, www.churchofengland.org and www.archbishopofcanterbury.org as well as their Facebook pages.For anyone who misses the enthronement, there will also be a feature article in Anglican World magazine.[Editors’ note: The U.S.-based Episcopal Church will be represented by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, as one of the Anglican Communion’s 38 primates, and her canon to the ordinary, the Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson. Bishops Shannon Johnston of Virginia, Ian Douglas of Connecticut and Andy Doyle of Texas will also participate.] 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 Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILcenter_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By ACNS staffPosted Mar 20, 2013 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Justin Welby Enthronement Anglican Communion, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more

La Universidad de Cuttington y la diócesis de Liberia en…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Bath, NC Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Anglican Communion, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Africa, Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Relief & Development, De la redacción de ENSPosted Aug 29, 2014 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 La Universidad de Cuttington y la diócesis de Liberia en el epicentro de la crisis del ébola Las comunidades afectadas encuentran sustento en la respuesta de la Iglesia 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Miembros del equipo de trabajo que dirige la descarga de suministros en respuesta a la crisis del ébola en el condado de Bong, Liberia. Foto por cortesía de la Diócesis Episcopal de Liberia.[Episcopal News Service] La Universidad de Cuttington en Liberia, localizada en uno de los epicentros del brote del ébola en África Occidental, está atendiendo a sus comunidades vecinas, al tiempo que se preocupa del impacto de la epidemia en el futuro de la escuela, actualmente cerrada, y lamenta la pérdida de graduados y amigos.Entre tanto, a través de Liberia y Sierra Leona, Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales se mantiene en contacto regular con sus asociados de las iglesias locales que “están apelando a su extendida presencia y a su fiable reputación para aliviar el sufrimiento y contener el brote del ébola” que ha causado la muerte por lo menos de 1.427 personas en África Occidental desde marzo de 2014, según un comunicado de prensa del 27 de agosto.Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales informó además que asociados en ambos países están movilizando a voluntarios locales para promover información precisa acerca del ébola y distribuir suministros de higiene y saneamiento, al tiempo que la Iglesia Episcopal de Liberia reparte paquetes de alimentos para las familias en las comunidades sujetas a cuarentena y ofrece equipos de protección básicos para los trabajadores de la salud en los hospitales locales.Un miembro del personal de la Oficina Regional de África en Ghana de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales modela las máscaras, guantes, batas y otros artículos de protección que se han enviado a Liberia y se han suministrado a tres hospitales: el Hospital Phebe, el Hospital de la Redención y el Hospital H.C. Rennie. Foto por cortesía de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales.Abiy Seifu, funcionario principal de programas de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales, describió la situación como “extremadamente desesperada”, debido tanto a la gravedad de la enfermedad como a la dificultad de contenerla. “Las personas quieren cuidar de sus familiares enfermos en la casa, temen ir a las clínicas porque muchos están muriendo y hay una enorme desinformación respecto a cómo se propaga el ébola. El temor a la enfermedad está empeorando el brote y debemos combatir este temor con información precisa y apoyo a las necesidades básicas¨.La agencia informó que miembros del personal de Ayuda y Desarrollo de la Iglesia Episcopal de Liberia están colaborando con los líderes sanitarios del gobierno en el condado de Bong para distribuir artículos alimentarios tales como arroz, aceite para cocinar y carne en lata en cuatro comunidades rurales que están sujetas a cuarentena.El campus principal de la Universidad de Cuttington en el interior de la región central de Liberia se encuentra a unos 9 kilómetros Gbarnga, la capital del condado de Bong. Cuttington, fundada en 1889 en Liberia por la Iglesia Episcopal de EE.UU., tiene otros dos recintos, uno en la capital del país, Monrovia, y otro a unos 72 kilómetros al sur de Monrovia.La universidad alberga la mayor escuela de enfermería de Liberia y, debido a que ofrece la única licenciatura en enfermería en el país, muchos de sus graduados trabajan en situaciones de terapia intensiva. Muchos aspirantes a médicos toman la licenciatura en biología de la universidad como prerrequisito de la única escuela de medicina del país, la Escuela de Medicina A.M. Dogliotti, y los graduados de Cuttington constituyen la mayor porción de los estudiantes de Dogliotti.“Este vínculo entre Cuttington y la comunidad médica es auténtico y nos está causando una gran angustia”, escribió Henrique Tokpa en una carta del 25 de agosto. “Conocemos a las personas que intervienen en esta epidemia y nos sentimos solidarios con sus familias”.El primer trabajador de la salud que falleció en Liberia víctima del ébola fue un graduado de la escuela de enfermería de Cuttington en 2012, escribió Tokpa en la carta dirigida al Rdo. Ranjit Matthews, funcionario de la Iglesia Episcopal para relaciones e intercomunicaciones globales. El enfermero, a quien Tokpa se refirió como el Sr. Daah, trabajaba en el hospital de Foyah en el norte de Liberia.Un doctor en medicina que ejercía en el Hospital Phebe —hospital luterano que se encuentra cerca del campus principal de Cuttington y que es la institución de salud pública más grande de la nación— que también enseña a jornada parcial en el colegio de las Ciencias Aliadas de la Salud en Cuttington, contrajo inadvertidamente el virus del ébola al mismo tiempo que se relacionaba con los estudiantes de enfermería de la Universidad de Cuttington, explicó el presidente.“De la misma manera, la Universidad de Cuttington sigue expuesta a la mortal epidemia, el ébola, y a sus efectos consiguientes”, escribió Tokpa.El presidente dio cinco ejemplos de estudiantes, ex alumnos y miembros del personal que han muerto, entre ellos “Kwee”, un ex empleado que murió junto con su esposa y su hijo.Henry Callendee, deán de la Escuela de Pedagogía de Cuttington, ha perdido al menos 12 miembros de su familia que vivían, según Tokpa, en el condado de Lofa, que ahora se encuentra en cuarentena.Al principio no se le prestó mucha atención al brote cuando estaba en los vecinos países de Guinea y Sierra Leona “porque no previmos la violenta naturaleza del virus del ébola”, escribió Tokpa en la carta.Pero, para mediados de julio, con la “escuela de vacaciones” de la universidad funcionando aún, explicó Tokpa, “comenzamos a percibir inmediatamente que la situación se salía de control en una alarmante espiral de manera que tomamos algunas medidas inmediatas”, entre las que se incluyen el situar alrededor del campus cubos de agua clorada con caños para inducir a lavarse las manos.El personal invitó a los médicos y al jefe de un equipo de trabajo sobre el ébola del condado de Bong a reuniones en el campus para instruir a estudiantes, profesores, personal y miembros de la comunidad acerca del virus y a como protegerse. Los funcionarios “comenzaron a concebir una estrategia sobre el cierre de la escuela” y a elaborar medios de enviar a los estudiantes a sus casas con recursos para concluir la labor del período, dijo Tokpa.J. Kota Kesselly, decano de la Escuela de Ciencias Aliadas de la Salud de Cuttington, se ha incorporado al equipo de trabajo del condado de Bong, el cual se reúne a diario.Y la universidad ha donado más de 567 litros de gasolina para ayudar al desplazamiento de vehículos que llevan a personas asignadas a enterrar a los muertos y responder a llamadas de socorro de “víctimas que aún viven”, escribió Tokpa. Las hortalizas del huerto de la escuela se han donado también, ha sido como los cubos para usarlas como puestos para lavarse las manos en comunidades que no pueden costear el comprarse uno.En tanto los funcionarios de la escuela planeaban como cerrar el período de vacaciones, el gobierno de Liberia ordenaba el cierre de todas las escuelas como parte de un esfuerzo para contener la propagación del ébola. Cuttington esperaba reabrir en septiembre u octubre, según Tokpa.La universidad depende de lo que recauda de la matrícula de los estudiantes para pagarles a sus empleados. A esos empleados no les han pagado en junio, julio ni agosto y enfrentan la posibilidad de que no les paguen en un futuro próximo, dijo el presidente en otro documento que envió a Matthews.Además, la universidad tendrá que desinfectar todos sus edificios, según Tokpa. Con unos 3.000 estudiantes que esperan regresar, la universidad debe permanecer alerta cuando la epidemia disminuya y las escuelas puedan reabrir, agregó.Los asociados de Cuttington en la Universidad de Rutgers en Nueva Jersey están suministrando algún apoyo básico a la universidad y al hospital Phebe en el condado de Bong, señaló.A partir del 22 de agosto, la Organización Mundial de la Salud de las Naciones Unidas dijo que había habido 2.615 casos sospechosos y confirmados de ébola, entre ellos 1.528 casos confirmados en el laboratorio, y 1.427 muertes en Guinea, Sierra Leona, Liberia y Nigeria. La OMS afirma que la magnitud del brote del ébola puede haber sido subestimada, debido en parte a las familias que ocultaron a sus seres queridos infectados en sus casas.Según la Organización Mundial de la Salud, el brote del ébola no tiene precedentes en muchos sentidos, entre ellos el número de trabajadores de la salud que han muerto. Más de 240 de ellos han contraído la enfermedad en Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria y Sierra Leona, y más de 120 han muerto, dio a conocer la organización el 25 de agosto.“El ébola ha cobrado la vida de prominentes médicos en Sierra Leona y Liberia, privando a esos países no sólo de atención médica experimentada y dedicada, sino también de inspiradores héroes nacionales”, dijo la OMS en un comunicado.La organización dijo además que muchas de las muertes ocurrieron entre los trabajadores de la salud que inicialmente no supieron que la persona que estaban tratando estaba infectada con el ébola, en parte porque muchos trabajadores sanitarios, especialmente en zonas urbanas, nunca habían visto la enfermedad y sus primeros síntomas son semejantes a otras infecciones endémicas en la región, como el paludismo, la fiebre tifoidea y la fiebre de Lassa.Otros factores que contribuyen al elevado número de muertes incluye también la carencia de equipos de protección personal o su uso inadecuado, un personal médico demasiado pequeño para hacerle frente a un brote tan grande y “la compasión que hace que el personal médico trabaje en pabellones de aislados muchas más de las horas que se recomiendan como seguras”, apuntaba la organización.“Algunas infecciones documentadas han ocurrido cuando los médicos han acudido sin la debida protección en auxilio de un paciente que estaba visiblemente muy enfermo”, decía el comunicado de la OMS. “Este es el primer instinto de la mayoría de los médicos y los enfermeros: ayudar al enfermo”.La OMS informó el 27 de agosto que el ébola había irrumpido en la República Democrática del Congo. El brote en la Provincia del Ecuador [Equateur] se había rastreado hasta una mujer embarazada de la aldea de Ikanamongo que había cortado la carne de un animal salvaje que su marido había cazado y se la había traído. Comer carne de animales salvajes se considera como el principal conducto del virus de los animales a los humanos.En Sierra Leona, la Diócesis Anglicana de Bo está participando activamente en el proceso de planificación e implementación del Equipo de Salud y Desarrollo del gobierno del distrito para el control del ébola, específicamente para la detección y control de casos, informó Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales.“Algunos de los mayores obstáculos para frenar la propagación del ébola provienen de ocultar a personas enfermas y de tratarlas en las casas en lugar de buscar aislamiento y asistencia médica, a pacientes que escapan a la cuarentena y a prácticas de enterramiento que no contienen la enfermedad”, dijo Seifu, de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales. “Un mensaje y un control de casos culturalmente adecuados son esenciales para alentar a las comunidades a adoptar conductas que efectivamente combatan el ébola”.La agencia informó que está actualmente en conversaciones tanto con la Iglesia Episcopal de Liberia como con la Diócesis Anglicana de Bo en Sierra Leona que contemplan la expansión de actividades para llegar a comunidades remotas y en proyectos a largo plazo para abordar la creciente crisis alimentaria.“Las restricciones al transporte y al comercio debido a la cuarentena ya están causando escaseces, pero puede haber repercusiones a largo plazo en el ganado y los suministros de alimento debido a la falta de acceso a los mercados y en la pérdida de la temporadas de siembra”, según el comunicado de prensa de la agencia del 27 de agosto. “Además, las familias cuyo principal sostén ha caído enfermo o ha muerto son particularmente vulnerables”.Seifu dijo que uno de los puntos fuertes de los asociados de la Iglesia es que “pueden tener acceso a zonas a las que podría resultarles difícil llegar a otras organizaciones e incluso al gobierno. Me siento muy contento de que las agencias locales del gobierno puedan reunir recursos y experiencia para llevar a cabo una estrategia unificada. Esta asociación es importante ahora y lo seguirá siendo mientras la región se recupera de este desastre”.— Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Holly, Ivy and friends

 18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Holly, Ivy and friends Earlier this year a group of Women’s Institute members gained much newspaper coverage for selling a charity calendar which featured them all naked. Earlier this year a group of Women’s Institute members gained much newspaper coverage for selling a charity calendar which featured them all naked. They have now launched a Christmas card which they hope will raise even more for Leukemia Research. Not surprisingly, this card features the members of the Rylstone and District WI in North Yorkshire wearing nothing more than Santa hats, pearl necklaces, and smiles.So far 33,000 copies of the calendar have been sold in four months, raising £400,000 for the charity. Advertisement Read UK Fundraising’s report on the Real Yorkshire Millennium Man Calendar and CBS’ follow-up report on 25 January 2000. Howard Lake | 9 July 1999 | News 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. read more

Support for Venezuela as Latin American unity pushes back OAS

first_imgA campaign against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela by Secretary General Luis Almagro of the Organization of American States was pushed back on June 1. A special meeting of the OAS Permanent Council declared its “respect for the nonintervention principle in the domestic affairs of the States; and that every State has the right to choose, without external interference, its political, economic, and social system and to organize itself in the best way suited to it,” and “support for all efforts of understanding, dialogue and the constitutional procedures.”This last point supports the initiative for dialogue facilitated by the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), although it does not mention the organization by name. More importantly, it recognizes the legitimacy of the Bolivarian Constitution, a target of the anti-Chavista right wing.The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations in a June 2 statement supported Venezuela’s “difficult but victorious diplomatic battle against the interventionist plans of imperialism and oligarchies.”The statement added: “All appearances indicated that a triumphal parade was at hand, but the Secretary General, OAS bureaucrats and their ghastly mentors forgot that we do not live in 1962 when with shameful complicity the organization tried and convicted socialist Cuba. …“The Ministry of Foreign Relations considers what has now occurred in Washington as new evidence that Our America has changed, although the OAS continues to be an unreformable instrument of U.S. domination over the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, a reminder of what President Raul Castro Ruz said … when paraphrasing Jose Marti, he asserted, “Before Cuba returns to the OAS, the northern seas will unite with the southern seas, and a snake will be born from the egg of an eagle.” (minrex.gob.cu)The OAS has formally rescinded the suspension of revolutionary Cuba. Yet Cuba was finally invited to attend the OAS-sponsored April 2015 Summit of the Americas in Panama only after the countries of Latin America refused to have a summit without Cuba.In 2011, 33 of the 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere united in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, omitting imperialist U.S. and Canada. This development followed the defeat of the U.S.-inspired Free Trade Area of the Americas and the birth of the solidarity trading bloc, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America — Peoples’ Trade Treaty, as well as other continental self-governing bodies like UNASUR and PetroCaribe.Conspiracy vs. Venezuela made in USAThe draft declaration attacking Bolivarian Venezuela had been submitted by the delegation of Argentina, with co-sponsorship of the U.S., Honduras, Peru, Mexico and Bahamas. But Washington started the attack with its Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act, which went into effect on Dec. 18, 2014 — the day after the U.S. released the last three members of the Cuban 5 and presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama committed to normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba.On March 8, 2015, President Barack Obama declared Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”The OAS secretary general, allied with the Venezuelan oligarchy, sought to line up another weapon against Bolivarian Venezuela to justify imperialist intervention — including military intervention.Journalist Berta Joubert-Ceci described the warm-up for the special meeting of the OAS Permanent Council: “To fulfill his role serving U.S. interests, Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro announced on May 13 from Miami that the OAS should apply its Democratic Charter against Venezuela. For the OAS to arrive at a decision, Almagro requested that the National Assembly of Venezuela report on the political situation. Almagro made the announcement at the two-day conference called the ‘Concordia Summit,’ at which 200 rightist representatives of public and private sectors gathered to analyze the situation on the continent.“It’s enough to see the names of the participants to guess its agenda: Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank, and former presidents and prime ministers, including Luis Alberto Lacalle of Uruguay, Sebastián Piñera of Chile, Jorge Quiroga of Bolivia, Alvaro Uribe of Colombia and José María Aznar of Spain.“Incidentally, it was at this summit where Uribe called for foreign military intervention to help the Venezuelan opposition.” (workers.org, May 24)On Feb. 15, Venezuela objected to Almagro posting on the OAS website a Washington Post opinion piece by editorial writer Jackson Diehl, “A revitalized voice for the Americas.” Diehl lauds Almagro for intervening in the Venezuelan parliamentary elections with an open letter attacking the Venezuelan government. “He’s also intervened in Haiti’s election crisis, a corruption scandal in Guatemala and a border dispute between Colombia and Venezuela,” Diehl writes.Venezuela says of Diehl’s right-wing history: “On various occasions he has expressed frustration that the U.S. government has not dealt more aggressively with the Venezuelan government (despite the fact that the Bush administration endorsed the 2002 coup). In August 2004, Diehl stated that ‘It is virtually unprecedented for Washington to do so little about such a considerable Latin America menace; Venezuela, after all, is of greater economic and strategic importance to the United States than were El Salvador and Nicaragua in the 80s’ [where the U.S. government supported death squads and CIA-trained insurgents].” (alba-tcp.org)At its close on June 4, the Seventh Association of Caribbean States Summit held in Havana presented a special communiqué in support of the Bolivarian government of Venezuela.Letter defends VenezuelaA May 31 protest letter to Almagro signed by at least 81 concerned organizations and individuals from the U.S. and Canada was hand-delivered to the OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., the site of the special meeting.The signers said they were “deeply concerned by your intervention in Venezuela on behalf of the opposition United Democratic Roundtable (MUD) and its allies in Washington as well as your relentless attacks on the administration of President Nicolás Maduro.“Far from helping Venezuela move toward a peaceful and cooperative resolution of these challenges, your intercessions over the past year have served to exacerbate the conflict. We urge you to avoid further partisanship and play a more constructive and impartial role in promoting peace and dialogue. For an example of a such an approach one only need look to the mediation efforts of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which has the backing of UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon.“We are particularly concerned about your strong support for the MUD’s efforts to pressure the OAS into invoking the Inter-American Democratic Charter against the Maduro government; your attempts to cast doubt on the democratic legitimacy of last December’s legislative elections during the weeks preceding the vote; your intense lobbying in favor of the highly controversial amnesty bill; the selective nature of your expressions of indignation over violations of human rights; and your failure to denounce Washington’s increasingly belligerent posture towards Caracas.”Read the full letter at infoamericas.info.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF decries closure of two radio stations in Libya

first_img RSF_en Organisation LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression December 17, 2019 Find out more February 23, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary closure of two radio stations in the past few days in Libya – Al Wassat in the eastern part of the country and the local radio station in the western city of Gharyan. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Follow the news on Libya to go further Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest News March 1, 2017 RSF decries closure of two radio stations in Libya On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Receive email alerts June 24, 2020 Find out more In a post on social media on 27 February, Al Wassat media group chairman Mahmud Shammam reported that the radio station’s transmitter in Tobruk had just been seized by security forces attached to the army that controls eastern Libya. The same day, Al Wassat’s headquarters in Benghazi was suddenly raided and closed and material was confiscated. The only reason given for its closure was the claim that its signal was interfering with the local government’s broadcasts. It was the militia in charge of protecting Gharyan’s local radio station that demanded its closure on 23 February without giving any plausible reason. It has not broadcast since then. Attempts to resolve tension between the militia and Gharyan’s local authorities, so that the station can resume broadcasting, have so far been unsuccessful. “The situation in Libya is extremely worrying and we request the immediate reopening of these radio stations,” RSF editor in chief Virginie Dangles said. “Regardless of the criticisms that can be levelled against them, their closure was sudden, disproportionate and arbitrary, and will only help to block the problematic transition that Libya has been experiencing since 2011.” Several cases of journalists being the targets of abduction or violence have also been reported to RSF in the western city of Tripoli but the victims are terrified of the many militias operating in the city and have asked not to be identified. The conflict between the rival governments in the east and west of the country since the start of 2016 has resulted in a climate of complete impunity for crimes of violence and abuses against journalists and media outlets, which makes it very dangerous for them to operate.Libya is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News Newslast_img read more

Nosh on Red Vines with a Side of Nostalgia at Twohey’s

first_imgHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Nosh on Red Vines with a Side of Nostalgia at Twohey’s Story and Photography by VERONICA AN Published on Friday, April 21, 2017 | 2:59 pm Business News Some things go together like peanut butter and jelly, Sonny and Cher, chips and salsa, Red Vines and Strawberry Shortcake. The last combination may seem a bit novel but don’t scoff until you’ve sampled the glorious combination of Red Vine licorice and Twohey’s signature desserts.Twohey’s Restaurant has been serving the Pasadena area since 1943 and they’re teaming up with the iconic candy, Red Vines, to celebrate their 75th anniversary in a bold, sweet way. Twohey’s is known for their nostalgic hamburger stand fare including, burgers, onion rings and hand-dipped fountain specialties like ice cream sundaes.“It’s the loyalty of our guests that keeps us alive,” said Charlie Christos, manager at Twohey’s. The Christos family acquired Twohey’s in 1997 and is responsible for a series of remodels and an updated menu. They plan to open a second location on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena this coming fall. “What makes Twohey’s great is that families have been coming here for generations – it’s lively [but] with a nod to the past.”This year also marks the debut of the American Licorice Company’s Red Vines® California Collection®, the first package of seven different licorice pieces in both red and black. The Made in California Red Vines tour started in San Francisco and will end at the Stagecoach Music festival. Be on the lookout for the iconic VW Bus, a 1964 11-door model, owned and driven by Andrew Carmona and two Red Vine ambassadors.Twohey’s Restaurant Executive Chef Lalo Talamantes, created two limited edition Red Vine desserts with the California Collection to showcase the versatility of this classic candy. Choose from a StrawVine-berry Short Cake or Red Vines® Licorice Cherry Pie Vine Shake.“I wanted to make something traditional with a twist,” said Executive Chef Lalo Talamantes. He adds that it wasn’t difficult to incorporate the unique taste of Red Vines into desserts. Sip on the Red Vines® Licorice Cherry Pie Vine Shake which combines homemade cherry pie, vanilla ice cream and Red Vines® infused sauce plus a garnish of whipped cream. Or try the StrawVine-berry Short Cake. This fluffy sponge cake is layered with fresh strawberries and Red Vines infused sauce, topped with whipped cream.These updated desserts are only available through May 21, 2017.Twohey’s Restaurant Alhambra is located at 1224 North Atlantic Boulevard in Alhambra, CA, 91801. Call (626) 284-7387 or visit www.twoheys.com. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a commentlast_img read more

Hospital bosses welcome nursing strategy

first_imgNumbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Facebook Linkedin University Hospital Limerick Christmas Gift appeal for children in Direct Provision Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group NewsHospital bosses welcome nursing strategyBy Bernie English – February 5, 2016 700 Twitter Print WhatsApp THE UL Hospitals Group has welcomed this week’s launch of the interim report of the taskforce on staffing and skill mix for nursing.  The purpose is to improve patient safety and patient experience by ensuring medical and surgical wards in hospitals have the right number of nurses and midwives with the right mix of skills.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In the context of an ongoing shortage of nurses and midwives, this new approach should also help Irish hospitals recruit and retain more of these highly skilled professionals.  UL Hospitals Group director of nursing and midwifery Margaret Gleeson was one of 17 members of the Steering Group which produced the interim report and which continues to work on a national framework for nursing staffing and skill mix on general and specialist medical and surgical wards.“The aim is to move away from the historic approach of staffing our wards based on size. The new approach will ensure that the number of nurses and midwives on duty reflects the activity on the ward and the acuity and dependency levels of patients being cared for.“This will result in better outcomes for patients and will also improve the working environment for our staff,” Ms Gleeson said.“It is hoped that nurses and midwives themselves will have a more stable working environment and that they will be encouraged to stay in our hospitals at a time when they are very much in demand all around the world. It is further hoped that this new approach will reduce our reliance on agency staffing.“Most importantly, patients will benefit if we can retain more of our highly skilled and experienced nurses and midwives”, she explained. center_img 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleUCH to screen Bowie’s Labyrinth in aid of Cancer FoundationNext articleMary’s story of 5B “hell” prompts change Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL TAGSnursingnursing strategyuniversity hospital limerick Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Emaillast_img read more

Deputy McGinley welcomes plans to develop two primary care centres

first_img Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – July 18, 2012 Pinterest Previous articleStimulus package slammed as forgetting about Donegal once againNext articleCalls for mobile roaming charges to be scrapped on the island of Ireland News Highland center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Donegal South West Deputy Dinny McGinley is welcoming plans to develop two primary care centres in Donegal.Two primary care centres have been ‘earmarked’ for Dungloe and Donegal Town but no specific funding for those projects has been announced.Deputy McGinley says the projects will provide vital employment in these areas..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/dinny.mp3[/podcast] NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Twitter Deputy McGinley welcomes plans to develop two primary care centres RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more