first_imgCompagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCompagnie Immobiliere Limitee is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and deals in the renting out of commercial and office space in Mauritius. The company owns the Arcades Currimjee located in the Curepipe. Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development Enterprise Market.last_img read more


first_imgLa Iglesia Episcopal expandirá su solidaridad con refugiados, inmigrantes e indocumentados Se expande por todo el país la oleada de resistencia moral y sagrada Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Refugees Migration & Resettlement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Refugee Ban, Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Donald Trump, 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Por Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 1, 2017 Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Miembros de las dos congregaciones de la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity] de Los Ángeles posen con letreros en que muestran su apoyo a los inmigrantes y refugiados.  Foto de la iglesia de La Trinidad vía Facebook.[Episcopal News Service] Aun antes de que el presidente Donald Trump suspendiera una parte importante de la política migratoria de EE.UU., muchos episcopales estaban comprometiéndose de nuevo a apoyar a los refugiados y a encontrar nuevas vías de extender su labor de promoción social. Y esos empeños se están expandiendo.La Diócesis de Los Ángeles aprobó por abrumadora mayoría el estatus de santuario a principios de diciembre luego de una conmovedora súplica de la Rda Nancy Frausto.“A los 8 años, crucé la frontera con mi madre y mi hermano. He estado en este país, viviendo en la sombra, la mayor parte de mi vida”, dijo Frausto, una sacerdote que sirve en las iglesias de La Trinidad [Trinity] y Santa María [St. Mary’s] en Los Ángeles.“Fue la iglesia la que me dio esperanza”, dijo ella. “Soy una de los más de 700.000 beneficiarios de la DACA (Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia). Es una posición terrible de estar ahora. Podría perder mi permiso de trabajo y ser deportada de regreso a un país que no conozco”.El Rdo. Francisco García, rector de la iglesia de La Santa Fe [Holy Faith Church] en Inglewood, dijo que al menos 50 congregaciones han expresado interés en el santuario y han solicitado información sobre una designación de santuario o sobre cómo apoyar a los vulnerables.Durante un  seminario en la Red el 18 de enero, García, que co-preside el equipo de trabajo de santuario Resistencia Sagrada Episcopal – Los Ángeles, dijo que el esfuerzo proviene directamente de la promesa bautismal de resistir el mal—en todas sus formas, incluidas el racismo, el sexismo, la homofobia, la islamofobia y cualesquier estructuras institucionalizadas que persigan a las [personas] vulnerables.La iglesia episcopal de la Santa Fe en la comunidad de Inglewood del área de Los Ángeles, ha participado durante mucho tiempo en la labor de justicia hacia el inmigrante. Foto de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles vía Facebook.A García se le unió el Rdo. Canónigo Jaime Edwards-Acton, rector de la iglesia de San Esteban [St. Stephen’s Church] en Hollywood y copresidente del equipo de trabajo, y el pastor Noel Andersen de la Iglesia Unida de Cristo, coordinador de base de los derechos de los inmigrantes con el Servicio Mundial de Iglesias. Andersen dijo que el número de congregaciones santuario, que representan una amplia gama de tradiciones religiosas, casi se ha duplicado en la nación, hasta alrededor 800 en los últimos meses.Acton dijo que la resistencia sagrada puede adoptar muchas formas, dependiendo del contexto local. “No hay un modelo único… El santuario será diferente para diferentes congregaciones”.García dijo que la labor de santuario se extiende “a estar con cualquiera que está siendo atacado”, ser fiel al Pacto Bautismal para perseverar en la resistencia al mal… “a todos los males sistémicos que oprimen a otros”.Andersen explicó que en otros casos, los activistas han sido adiestrados como voluntarios de respuesta rápida en una especie de preparación de “santuario en las calles” para responder inmediatamente cuando les avisan de una redada de deportación, con frecuencia en medio de la noche. “En Filadelfia, ha sido muy exitosa”.“Hemos visto cuando los aliados se aparecen en la redada y pueden disuadir” a los agentes federales de Inmigración y Aduana de seguir adelante con el proceso de deportación, afirmó. “Ellos no quieren que los vean deportando a personas”.Explorar los próximos pasos para proteger a refugiados y personas indocumentadasMientras los manifestantes se congregaban en los aeropuertos el 28 de enero, entre ellos el vecino Aeropuerto Internacional de Newark, los delegados de la convención de la Diócesis de Newark apoyaron abrumadoramente una petición de un grupo de 24 laicos y clérigos de la diócesis para estudiar el movimiento de la iglesia santuario. El grupo le pidió a los episcopales de Newark que exploraran lo que otros están haciendo y comenzaran a participar en la justicia del inmigrante como diócesis, como congregaciones y como individuos.Los miembros de las iglesias locales incluyen tanto a inmigrantes como a indocumentados que están en creciente riesgo de deportación, dijo a la Convención el Rdo. J. Brent Bates, rector de la iglesia de La Gracia [Grace] en Newark. “No importa por quién usted haya votado”, dijo Bates. “Creemos que las Sagradas Escrituras nos dicen que hemos de respetar y tratar con respeto al extranjero, porque nosotros también fuimos una vez extranjeros en tierra extraña”.El obispo de Newark, Mark Beckwith, aplaudió el esfuerzo. “Esto se ha enmarcado como un problema político”, dijo él. “Yo no lo veo de esa manera en absoluto.  Es un problema moral y debemos ser una voz moral en el mundo”.Entre las congregaciones episcopales que reaccionaron a los cambios en las normas migratorias de EE.UU. se encuentra la iglesia de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Church] en New Canaan, Connecticut. El 29 de enero ayudó a iniciar un programa de reasentamiento de refugiados de alcance comunitario a través de una labor de “vecino a vecino y en una reunión de comunidad”, según la página web de la iglesia. San Marcos es la primera auspiciadora del programa que comenzó con más de 100 madres locales que se organizaron en Facebook.Próximos pasos: educación, discernimiento y conexión localLacy Broemel, analista de política migratoria y de refugiados de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal en Washington, D.C., dijo que convertirse en una diócesis o congregación santuario conlleva una consideración legal, teológica y material, así como discernimiento individual.Por ejemplo, Broemel dijo que albergar a una persona indocumentada y protegerla de la deportación en un edificio parroquial exigiría contemplar aspectos como: “¿Tiene su iglesia una ducha, cama, una manera de proporcionarle comida y ropa [a esas personas] durante el tiempo que estarán en santuario?”“Si su congregación no puede brindar protección física para tener a alguien viviendo en la parroquia, hay otras maneras de solidarizarse con los indocumentados”, apunto.Miembros de la catedral episcopal de San Juan en Los Ángeles proclaman su solidaridad con los inmigrantes musulmanes.  Foto: Diócesis de Los Ángeles vía Facebook.Una iglesia podría ofrecer ayuda legal, talleres de ‘conoce tus derechos’, preparación en defensa social y clases de idiomas, dijo Broemel, cuya oficina ofrece seminarios por Internet sobre defensa [o promoción] social.Andersen, el pastor de la IUC se mostró de acuerdo. Dijo que alimentos, ropa, costas legales y otro tipo de apoyos siempre son necesarios, especialmente para combatir los casos de deportación.Se calcula que 11 millones de personas indocumentadas viven en Estados Unidos. Durante  “una entrevista en el programa 60 Minutes”, el 13 de noviembre, el presidente electo Trump prometió construir un muro entre EE.UU. y México e inmediatamente  deportar o encarcelar de 2 a 3 millones de personas indocumentadas a los que llamó delincuentes. Estas promesas han llevado a los activistas a intensificar sus empeños organizativos, añadió Andersen.En algunos casos, dijo Broemel, la defensa social podría incluir simplemente el hablar de las preocupaciones de los indocumentados con funcionarios gubernamentales, locales, estatales y federales, así como vecinos y amigos, celebrar vigilias e inscribirse para recibir partes actualizados de legislación y política de la Red Episcopal de Política Pública.La REPP anunció el 31 de enero la campaña “lucha 2×4 por los refugiados”, en la que instan a los episcopales a llamar a los funcionarios electos a nivel nacional, estatal y local, al menos cuatro veces en los próximos dos meses para expresar oposición a las políticas migratorias del presidente Donald Trump.Un recurso para las congregaciones interesadas en ofrecer santuario es Santuario no Deportación [Sanctuary Not Deportation].La conexión local es vital, dijo Andersen. Las congregaciones deben concienciarse y prepararse y discernir la manera en que pueden participar.“Siempre resulta transformacional para la iglesia y las familias” afectadas, dijo. “La familia se asombra del amor y la acogida que les dan.  Es algo formativo para la persona que entra en santuario”.Con tanta incertidumbre, los activistas deben estar preparados del todo, afirmó.Denunciando las decisiones de TrumpObispos, clérigos y laicos instan a la reconsideración del decreto ejecutivo de Trump del 27 de enero, que suspende el reasentamiento de refugiados durante 120 días e impide que los sirios sean reubicados en Estados Unidos durante un tiempo indeterminado.El 25 de enero, el obispo primado Michael Curry instaba a Trump a reconsiderar el decreto migratorio que entonces se esperaba, calificando el reasentamiento de refugiados de “obra de Dios”.Curry añadía: “Le pedimos que continúe aceptando a tantos refugiados como hemos tenido en el pasado, reconociendo que la necesidad es mayor que nunca. Pedimos que se tomen en consideración a los refugiados de todos los países para venir a EE.UU., y que no se prohíba el ingreso de los que provienen de países más necesitados de nuestra ayuda”.La presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Jennings, dijo el 31 de enero que ella estaba “particularmente horrorizada por la prohibición sobre los refugiados firmada por el presidente Trump el viernes por la noche”.“Es sencillamente un acto de maldad, particularmente hacia nuestros hermanas y hermanos musulmanes, y los cristianos deben oponerse enérgica y vigorosamente. Muchos de ustedes ya lo están haciendo, y estoy agradecida por las declaraciones y los sermones que he visto y las fotos en mi [página de] Facebook, de episcopales congregados en aeropuertos y otros lugares de protesta para expresar el compromiso de nuestra iglesia de acoger al extranjero”.El Rdo. canónigo Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración (EMM, por su sigla en inglés), ha dicho que la razón que se  ha dado para tomar esa decisión fue “hacernos más seguros. Sin embargo, aislarnos del mundo no nos hace más seguros; tan sólo nos aísla. Ser temerosos de los que son diferentes a nosotros no nos hace más sabios, ni incluso más prudentes; sólo consigue atraparnos en una cámara de resonancia de sospecha y nos inhibe de amar como Cristo amó”.Episcopal News Service ha publicado varias respuestas aquí .Stevenson dijo que el EMM continuará ministrando a los que han huido de sus hogares debido a la persecución, la violencia o la guerra. “Mediante nuestra red o de afiliados a través de este país, y con ayuda de la Iglesia Episcopal, acogeremos a estos hombres, mujeres y niños que no escogieron convertirse en refugiados. En asociación con otras agencias de reasentamiento, trabajaremos con nuestro gobierno y con las comunidades locales para proporcionar un lugar de acogida.“Podemos marcar una diferencia en estos días. Podemos salvar vidas. Podemos responder al clamor de los perseguidos y al llamado de Dios”.– La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Advocacy Peace & Justice, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags 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 Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more


first_img Mama Mia Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor.  Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, community and most importantly to God. TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: 3 shots fired during robbery at Apopka Dunkin DonutsNext articleA model for healthy debate Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 A very nice article you wrote Mr. Lindsey. I was just commenting the other day about I couldn’t believe summer is pretty much gone. I had bought some new beach towels, in anticipation of summer coming, a beach umbrella, a new ladybug fabric carryall bag, some color- changing citronella candles, and a new set of wheeled luggage that just sits in my spare bedroom unused. My plans I had made to beach comb and roam was just a dream, I guess……..God bless you Mr. Lindsey for being a loving step-father to your kids! Reply Thank you very much for your kind words. It’s crazy how fast the summer went and I totally relate to having plans, and then wondering what happened to them at the end of the season. I was helping my daughter get ready this morning and we discovered that while we accomplished a lot in the last couple of months, there was also quite a bit that we didn’t get done. Thank you again for the kind words. God bless.-D.L. August 13, 2017 at 11:18 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Don Lindsey 2 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here August 14, 2017 at 7:40 am Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Back to School 2017InspirationBy Don LindseyWhile summer won’t officially end until September 22nd, my children and I feel that it will come to a close on Monday when they start back to school. This particular summer has gone by so fast that it should be given a speeding ticket and as I sit here typing this, I can’t help but look back on the last couple of months with gratitude.My health issues keep me from working and while that is and always has been a tough thing for me to deal with, it is also a blessing in the fact that it allows me to spend a lot of quality time with my kids. Trips to Sea World, Aquatica, ice skating lessons and a vacation were fun times to be sure, but looking back on those experiences now, I see that there was much more.I learned a lot about my kids.When I came into their lives six years ago, they were just children ages 4, 7, and 10. I knew when I married their mother that I would be responsible for them as a stepfather. However, what I wasn’t prepared for was how they would capture my heart and how watching them grow into young adults would change the way I see the world.For instance, my oldest son is on the autistic spectrum with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s considered to be high functioning but still struggles with a lot of things that are sensory-related. Changes in his everyday life affect him significantly, which is why we were very concerned last year when he started his freshmen year of high school. He was changing school districts as well, and that had us even more concerned.Although the beginning of the year started out rough, he finished strong and will move on to his sophomore year. Watching him deal with new challenges on top of what he faces and watching him work on improving himself day after day is more than inspiring to me. This young man finds a way to excel no matter what obstacles lay in his path. I watched him yesterday at the water park as he laughed and splashed around in the lazy river. This is something that I didn’t think he would like because of the lack of control one has while floating around on an inner tube and also because he does not like to try new things.Once again, he proved me wrong.This young man continues to find ways to get the utmost enjoyment out of his life, and there is nothing that stands in his way. Adults are supposed to be looked up to by children. In this case, that thinking is the other way around. He is one of my heroes, and I am blessed to have the honor of being his stepfather. “This particular summer has gone by so fast that it should be given a speeding ticket.”My middle son has grown a lot as well this summer. He had some issues in attitude when the summer began and anyone with a 14-year-old will tell you that it’s normal to see such things. As the summer progressed though, I saw exactly who my son is. I watched as he took on more responsibilities around the house, taking trips with his sister and me to visit my parents in preparation for moving them here. We’ve had in depth conversations about how they are doing and the questions he would ask shocked me because of how concerned he is for their health, and mental well-being. At 14, I don’t know that I cared about my well-being let alone anyone else’s yet here he is doing everything he can to figure out the best way for him to help my parents.Yesterday, I sat in a lounge chair and watched him play in the kid’s area of the water park with his sister. Going down all of the slides with her, keeping an eye on her and doing what he could to make her day enjoyable. The responsibility he is showing along with his genuine concern for others makes him another one of my idols. I am truly amazed by this young man and am grateful that we are in each other’s lives.My daughter’s energy and enthusiasm, keeps me going most days. When I’m sick and grumpy, she knows just how to make me laugh. When I’m worried that she will struggle with something, she grins and shows me that I worry too much by doing with ease whatever it was that concerned me. Being a ten-year-old little girl brings a lot of emotional upheavals, and insecurities but this little angel seems to plow her way through all of that and keeps laying the groundwork for a great future. She loves school and is probably the only one in the house who’s ready to start back on Monday.She also enjoys trying new things, like ice skating for instance. I’ve sat at the RDV Sportsplex a few times this summer and watched her move around the rink practicing the things that she learns during her lessons. She takes on challenges not with apprehension, but with excitement and that has taught me a lot. Life can bring some very scary things to our doorstep, but it also brings adventures and positive experiences that last our whole life. She has taught me how to enjoy life in that way and is just one of the reasons that I look up to her.George R.R. Martin said something that I think is very appropriate: “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”While the season is ending, it will be back next year, and my children will be a year older and wiser. They are growing out of the young little people that I met in 2012 and rapidly into adulthood, but instead of wanting to hang on to them as children, I find myself anxious to see them as adults. These little folks give me hope that our society is not as lost as I often fear that it is. There are still people overcoming adversity, looking to help those around them and wanting to make the most out of their lives and I have examples of that around me every day. So goodbye summer, thanks for the memories this year and when we see each other again in 2018, I hope that we have more fun experiences. I take that back because I know we will. My children will insist on having a good time, learning and growing and I will do everything in my power to make sure that I’m here to watch it all again. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


first_img  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance HM Treasury Law / policy Libor VAT Howard Lake | 3 December 2014 | News Tax relief for orchestrasThe Government will launch a formal consultation in early 2015 about introducing a new tax relief for orchestras from April 2016, in recognition of their cultural value and artistic importance.Church Roof Repair FundThe Government will provide £15 million for a new Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund to support the maintenance of church roofs in 2015.It will be available to churches across the whole of the UK.Financial misconduct fines donated to charityOver the next six years the Government will grant a further £50 million of fines levied on banks for manipulating LIBOR to support military charities and other good causes.£3m of £50m of LIBOR fines is promised to Veterans Aid on the front page of the Evening Standard, 3 December 2014This includes a £3m grant to an East End hostel run by Veterans Aid, beneficiary of the current Evening Standard Christmas Appeal, and announced on the front page of today’s issue.The Charity Tax Group, which has over 500 charity members, today welcomed these announcements. Several of them had been proposed in the organisation’s Autumn Statement submission.The HM Treasury Autumn Statement 2014 can be downloaded as a PDF. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis VAT refunds for search and rescue charities and air ambulancesUK search and rescue and air ambulance charities will also similarly benefit from the right from April 2015 to claim refunds on VAT that they have paid on purchases of goods and services for their non-business activities.These charities were not receiving that same VAT treatment as Government-funded organisations.This change could save around 150 charities up to £5 million a year.An RNLI spokesperson said that this “will benefit all emergency response charities and in turn enable more lives to be saved. This will also mean the RNLI will now be on the same tax footing as their emergency service colleagues, such as the police, fire service and coastguard agencies”.The Institute of Fundraising is still seeking confirmation on some of the detail, including whether the VAT refunds will include fundraising costs on materials and activities as it called for in its manifesto in July this year.Gift AidThe Government will publish draft legislation to allow regulations to be made which give intermediaries a greater role in administering Gift Aid. At present there are concerns about donor data transfer, enduring declarations and liability.The Government has also committed to continuing and extending the review of donor benefits launched at Budget 2014 to include consideration of the rules for claiming Gift Aid on membership and entrance fees.Peter Lewis, CEO Institute of Fundraising, commented:“The ongoing work following the Gift Aid and Digital Giving consultation is progressing and we will continue to work with the Treasury and HMRC to put forward our views on how this can work best for charities and donors to maximise uptake on eligible donations. We will also be working closely on the review of benefits for Gift Aid to see how this can be most effective”. 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. Government’s Autumn Statement brings VAT benefits to hospices and rescue charities The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today contained a number of benefits and opportunities for charities, including the extension of VAT rebate schemes to hospices and search and rescue charities, and efforts to improve the Gift Aid system.VAT refunds for hospicesThe Chancellor has acted to remove VAT anomalies for hospices which could be worth at least £4 million to more than 200 hospice charities. The government will now refund the VAT that hospice charities incur. This brings local hospice charities on to a level playing field with other providers of palliative care.David Praill, Chief Executive of the charity Hospice UK, said:“Hospice UK, working with Sue Ryder and the Charity Tax Group, have been calling for this anomaly on VAT recovery to be addressed since 2011. It is only right that there is a level playing field between local hospice charities and other providers of palliative care.“This rebate scheme recognises the unique contribution of charitable hospices to the health economy and also the invaluable support of local people who give their time to support hospices through fundraising and volunteering.” Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil campaign TV ad for 2016 has launched with a focus on the stories of some of the volunteers and nurses that have helped the campaign in the past. The Great Daffodil campaign takes place in March, and asks people to Get Behind the Daffodil, highlighting why its featured volunteers and nurses are getting involved again this year. 2016 is the 30th anniversary of the campaign, and the target is £8.5 million – with over 35,000 volunteers needed to make this a reality.  239 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Melanie May | 25 February 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: fundraising events Marie Curie  238 total views,  1 views today Marie Curie launches 2016 Daffodil TV campaign Since its 1986 launch, the campaign has raised over £70 million pounds for end of life care. In 2014 £8.26 million was raised, amounting to 413,000 nursing hours and care for over 40,000 people, while last year £8.3 million was raised, amounting to 415,000 nursing hours and care for over 40,000 people, with 34,266 people taking part in Great Daffodil appeal events.Director Nick Jones said,“When we do things together it becomes a more powerful shared experience. I wanted to communicate that positive feeling that comes from supporting an organisation like Marie Curie.”Would be volunteers can sign up on the Marie Curie site. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img£1,000 on offer to schools through Royal Mail 2017 Christmas stamp competition About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  127 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Advertisement https://www.instagram.com/p/lC2G1mEaLw/center_img Tagged with: competition Royal Mail School Fundraising Ideas  128 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Royal Mail is inviting primary schools to enter its Christmas Stamp Design Competition 2017, with the chance to win £1,000.The competition, held in association with iChild, challenges primary school pupils to design stamps for Christmas 2017. Two winners will see their designs made into one of the 1st or 2nd class Christmas stamps, with the designs approved by the Queen.There are two age categories: 4-7 years, and 8-11 years, and 120 prizes are available for area winners and runners up in the two age categories of 4-7 years, and 8-11 years. Overall winners will receive £1,000 in vouchers for their family, and £1,000 will be awarded to their school. Area winners and schools will each receive £500, and £100 will be awarded to both area runners up and their schools.The theme for the designs is ‘What does the Christmas season mean to you?’Children’s designs have only been used on Christmas stamps three times in the past: in 1966, 1981, and in 2013, when 240,000 entries were received.The deadline for entries is 17th March 2017, and winners will be announced by the end of July.More information on how to enter is available from iChild. Melanie May | 6 February 2017 | Newslast_img read more


first_imgHome Energy RFA Supports Proposed RVO Deadlines, Urges EPA to Abandon “Blend Wall” Methodology RFA Supports Proposed RVO Deadlines, Urges EPA to Abandon “Blend Wall” Methodology SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 20, 2015 Facebook Twitter The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments today to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing support for a proposed legal agreement that sets specific deadlines for establishing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume levels in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In addition, the RFA comments encourage EPA to abandon the unlawful “blend wall” methodology it used for the original 2014 RFS proposal, which was later suspended.“As EPA establishes the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs), we strongly urge the Agency to abandon the flawed waiver methodology it initially used for the proposed rule establishing 2014 RVOs,” according to the letter. “The methodology previously used by EPA for the suspended 2014 RVO proposal ultimately rewards the intransigence of oil refiners to invest in renewable fuels infrastructure, protects their market share, and thus blocks increased volumes of cleaner and more sustainable renewable fuels from entering the marketplace. Adopting the same methodology for RVOs in 2015 and beyond would continue to reward oil companies for their stubborn refusal to follow the spirit and intent of the RFS as adopted by Congress.”The letter contains a detailed legal analysis of EPA’s waiver authorities and underscores that the Agency does not have the ability to adjust statutory RFS requirements on the basis of the so-called “ethanol blend wall” or issues associated with renewable fuel consumption. The statute clearly allows EPA to issue a general waiver only in cases where the supply of renewable fuel and RIN credits is inadequate to meet the statutory requirements. Additionally, attached to the RFA comment letter is a new statistical analysis by Informa Economics demonstrating that retail gas prices continue to be unaffected by prices for RIN credits.Ultimately, the RFA letter calls on EPA to “…get the RFS back on track by proposing RVOs for 2014, 2015 and 2016 that comport with statutory requirements and waiver authorities.”A copy of the full comments can be found here. Previous articleWeekly Ethanol Production for 5/15/2015Next articlePurdue’s Women in Ag Team Presenting Agribusiness Webinar Series Gary Truittlast_img read more


first_img Previous articleSouth American Crop Totals CutNext articleStories of Stressed Farm Economy Persist Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Don’t Let stored Grain Lose its Cool Facebook Twitter As temperatures rebound to seasonal norms or above after an unusually cold start to April, stored grain could be more susceptible to mold and spoilage from insects, according to an article by Purdue Extension grain storage specialist Klein Ileleji.Ileleji, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, recommends keeping bin vents closed and avoiding aeration until May or June to keep the grain from warming up too quickly.“Aerating the grain early in the spring will warm it up to temperatures conducive to mold and insect pest growth and thus the security provided by cold winter aeration is rapidly lost,” he writes. “It is also advisable to cover the fan intake when it is not being used in order to prevent passive warm air from aerating and warming up the stored grain.”Monitor for temperature, moistureExcess moisture should not be a problem this year because weather conditions last fall were ideal for field drying, alleviating the need for spring aeration, Ileleji said. Typically, corn should be dried to a moisture content of 15 percent for storage and soybeans to 13 percent. If the grain is to be stored for more than a year, the moisture content should be 13 percent for corn, 11 percent for soybeans.Monitoring grain for temperature and moisture content is essential, Ileleji said. He advised farmers to use temperature sensors to help determine if stored grain is at risk from mold and insect development.“Anecdotal evidence suggests that less than 30 percent of on-farm stored grain in Indiana is monitored using sensors,” Ileleji said. “Most producers depend on their nose as the sensor. While this practice has been used for years, and most producers are comfortable with it, perceiving spoiled grain means that there is rather active biological activity in the stored grain.”Ileleji’s article, “Spring Management of Stored Grain,” appears in Purdue’s Pest & Croponline newsletter, available athttps://extension.entm.purdue.edu/pestcrop/2016/Issue1/.—PHOTOS: (Top) A safety harness rests atop a pile of grain inside a storage bin. A Purdue Extension specialist is advising producers to avoid aerating bins this spring to reduce the risk of mold and insect infestations. (Purdue Agricultural and Biological Engineering photo/Klein Ileleji) Home Indiana Agriculture News Don’t Let stored Grain Lose its Cool By Gary Truitt – Apr 26, 2016 SHARElast_img read more


first_imgHome / Daily Dose / National Flood Insurance Program: A New Way Forward? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled “Preparing for the Storm:  Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program.” The goal of the hearing was to discuss the state of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), including affordability challenges and reforms since the NFIP’s inception in 1968.According to the hearing, in 2018, FEMA found significant affordability challenges for lower-income homeowners, as many that are least able to afford higher premiums tend to live in the highest flood hazard areas. FEMA found that “the combination of higher premiums and lower incomes in the SFHA creates affordability pressure on households.”Witnesses, in addition to committee members, included Maria Cox Lamm, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Christopher Heidrick, Heidrick & Company Insurance and Risk Management Services, LLC, Velma Smith, Senior Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Mabél Guzmán, Broker, @properties, on behalf of the National Association of Realtors, Collin O’Mara, President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation, and Raymond J. Lehmann, Director of Finance, Insurance and Trade Policy, Street Institute.Mabél Guzmán, speaking on behalf of the National Association of Realtors, noted that many homeowners are underinsured, and coastal areas are not the only areas at risk of flooding.“By every measure, floods are getting worse,” said Guzmán in her statement. She stated that many homeowners are unaware of the risk, and a restructuring of the NFIP may be necessary. Collin O’Mara confirms Guzmán’s statements, noting that the increasing number of natural disasters requires a different approach.“Too frequently, we are responding to disasters after they occur, giving little thought and attention to proactively reducing risk and increasing the resilience of our nation’s vulnerable communities,” said O’Mara in his statement. “Responding after a disaster is necessary; however, without proper planning, resilience measures, and insurance, disasters are much more destructive, and rebuilding is more difficult.”Find the complete hearing and written testimonies here. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Delgado Warns of Emerging Recessionary Conditions Next: CFPB Report: Loss Mit Problems and Servicer Solutions Congress Financial Services Comittee Natural Disasters nfip Realtors 2019-03-13 Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago National Flood Insurance Program: A New Way Forward? in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Loss Mitigation, News Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Congress Financial Services Comittee Natural Disasters nfip Realtors March 13, 2019 3,004 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more


first_img WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Newsx Adverts Google+ History to be made at Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in Belfast Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Previous articleLetterkenny Town Council to take 5 businesses to court for non-payment of ratesNext articleFood Safety Authority closes Moville restuarant News Highland Pinterest Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Facebook WhatsApp Derry Presbyterian Minister David Latimer will become the first from Northern Ireland to address the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis which takes place in Belfast’s Waterfront Conference Centre over the next two days.It will also be the first time the party has held its annual conference in Northern Ireland.As many as 2000 delegates are expected at the event the economic and social challenges North and South are expected to top the agenda. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – September 9, 2011 Google+ Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more