PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgPrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfilePrime Time Property Holdings is a variable rate loan stock company with interests in property investment, property development and property management. The company has invested in a diversified portfolio of office, retail and industrial properties in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and recently acquired two properties in Zambia on a sale and leaseback basis with G4S Zambia. Prime Time Property Holdings Limited acquires properties owned by vendors through acquisition agreements which it then offers to investors through the sale of Linked Units. Its property portfolio in Botswana is made up of 16 fund properties located in Gaborone, Ramotswa, Francistown, Ghanzi, Lobatse and Serowe. Commercial properties in its Botswana portfolio include Prime Plaza, Letshego Place and the South African High Commission.last_img read more

Future’s share price soars 11%! This is what the brokers think of its H1 results

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. The Future (LSE: FUTR) share price has been on a heck of a run in recent times. Up 162% over the past 12 months, the FTSE 250 share has enjoyed a double-digit daily rise in Wednesday trading following the release of strong first-half results.At £26.64 per share, the Future share price is currently up 11% in mid-week business.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…Future’s on a rollFuture is the publisher of world-famous magazines like Marie Claire, FourFourTwo, and Country Life. And it announced today that revenues had climbed 89% during the six months to March, to £272.6m. This in turn allowed pre-tax profit to more than double year-on-year to £56.9m.Future said that organic turnover was up 21% from the same 2020 period. It also said that its plan of “accelerating growth through acquisitions continues to deliver”. Performance was particularly strong at its TI Media unit, which it acquired in April 2020. Online user growth and e-commerce revenues expansion here rang in at 54% and 277% respectively.As a result of its “exceptional” first half, Future reckons that full-year results will be “materially ahead of market expectations”.Take 1Commenting on the results, media analyst Fiona Orford-Williams of Edison Group called Future’s first-half numbers “a very strong set of results”. She added that “with momentum continuing into the second half, there will be upgrades to come”.While the publisher’s sales have been helped by Covid-19 lockdowns boosting people’s time online and their propensity to use e-retail, she added that “underlying growth comes from management’s clear and consistent strategy”. She said that this masterplan intends “to invest in specialist content, have a robust and scalable platform and use the data to drive relevant advertising and give a direct connection with eCommerce”.Take 2Sophie Lund-Yates, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, called Future’s latest trading update “a stonking set of results” that “suggest at least for now [that] the business is futureproof”.Lund-Yates noted that “the meteoric rise in revenues has been boosted by acquisitions,” though she added that “crucially organic growth showed up in a big way too”. She noted the contribution of increased online shopping, too, with Covid-19 adding an extra £5m to Future’s e-commerce sales in the first half. And she added that “Future’s tech platform means the business is enjoying the benefits of scale too” with margins improving.However, Lund-Yates warned that “the share price valuation is sky high compared to the longer-run average”. While “a clear mark of confidence” she added that “the share price could come back down to earth with a bang if things don’t go to plan”. She added that the UK publishing share needs to prove that organic sales can “stay the course”.City analysts think that Future’s earnings will rise 30% in the fiscal year to September 2021. This leaves the FTSE 250 company trading on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 27 times. 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. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 | More on: FUTR Enter Your Email Address Future’s share price soars 11%! This is what the brokers think of its H1 results Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Duncan, Barnett join staff of Washington National Cathedral

first_imgDuncan, Barnett join staff of Washington National Cathedral New canon, associate to expand worship repertoire and worship Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Washington National Cathedral] The Rev. Dr. Rosemarie Logan Duncan of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. has been named canon for worship at Washington National Cathedral and the Rev. Andrew Barnett, founder of Theodicy Jazz Collective, has been named the cathedral’s associate for music and worship.The new appointments were announced by the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington and interim dean of the cathedral.“The cathedral has a unique vocation to be a house of prayer for all people,” Budde said. “Together with Canon Mike McCarthy, Rose and Andy will help express that call with an expanded worship repertoire and music that expresses the breadth of Anglican and other Christian traditions including jazz, gospel music, and global song.”Duncan, who will take up her new post in mid-May, is a native of Washington D.C. who has served as associate rector at St. Columba’s for eleven years. She holds bachelor, master and doctoral degrees from Howard University and a master of divinity and doctor of ministry from Virginia Theological Seminary.Before she was ordained to the priesthood in 2006, Duncan was a church musician, clinical psychologist for the DC General Hospital and the DC Department of Mental Health Services and researcher for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. She founded the Voices of Praise Choir at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. and the Contemporary Sacred Singers at Virginia Theological Seminary and is a member of the DC Federation of Musicians and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.“I hope to work collaboratively with the cathedral staff to enhance its rich liturgical tradition and explore ways to expand the worship experience to reflect the ever increasing diversity of our people,” she said.Barnett, who has led worship and music at cathedrals across the Episcopal Church and in England, currently holds the Bishop’s Chair for Environmental Studies at Campbell Hall Episcopal School in Los Angeles and serves at All Saints Church, Beverly Hills. He holds a bachelor degree from Oberlin College, master degrees from Yale Environmental School and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and a certificate in liturgical studies from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.“I’m drawn to this notion of a ‘house of prayer for all people’ because we so need shared sacred space where we might gather with the saints at all times and from all places. Now, more than ever, we need ways to come together. That’s why Washington National Cathedral plays a unique role in the life of our country, and I’m honored to join the talented team that serves God and the mission of Jesus through worship at the cathedral.”He will begin his work at the cathedral in mid-August. 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12 Degrees / CORE Architects

first_imgArchDaily Projects Manufacturers: Atlas Schindler, Anthrazic, Ipe, Manganese Ironspot, Primeline Windows and Doors, Wiarton Black, entry/TH ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Canada “COPY” Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments Interior Design: 12 Degrees / CORE Architects Architects: CORE Architects Area Area of this architecture project 12 Degrees / CORE ArchitectsSave this projectSave12 Degrees / CORE Architectscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Munge Leung Developer:BSaR Development GroupFaçade Consultants:SPL consultants LimitedCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of CORE ArchitectsRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)MetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. 12 degrees was designed as an urban infill project, fitting into the context of a mixed use residential area where the city block has buildings that include both the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Given the art/gallery nature of the city block, the design became a playful exercise in massing and an anchor to the south-west corner of the block. The design can be read as analogous to the stacking of toy blocks, with one of the blocks skewed at 12 degrees from the others. 12 Degrees is located in the historic Grange Park neighbourhood.  Grange Park is a mixed use, but predominantly residential neighbourhood. The residential vernacular varies with a mix of working class cottages, semi-detached homes to mansions from the former affluence one enjoyed by the neighbourhood. Save this picture!Courtesy of CORE ArchitectsMany of the buildings have been converted to commercial use, art galleries, restaurants and offices. A large student population also makes up much of the neighbourhood given the close proximately to OCAD. The building mass has been broken into a base and a tower.  The base of the building is 3 stories high and is composed of townhouse style units that relate to the existing adjacent Victorian homes.  The townhouses repeat themselves in a series of glazed window bays and stone clad piers, that make reference to the Victorian roof peaks and projecting bays. Save this picture!Courtesy of CORE ArchitectsThe base opens up at the corner to expose the glazed main entrance and lobby, there is a hovering canopy of wood that signifies that this is the public part of the building. The tower is fully glazed above the base and is composed of 3 parts that playfully shift back and forth from the building orthogonal grid, there is one portion 3 floors high that is skewed 12 degrees. The skewed portion twists away from the corner above the main entry, helping to lighten up the building massing in that area. We also used the stepping nature of the building massing to reduce the impact of the building on the neighbourhood, shadowing was reduced and the building transitions down in height from 11 floors to 3 floors adjacent to the existing houses. Built on a compact 36m front x 31m deep urban site on Beverley Street, 12 Degrees consists of a three-storey glass and ledgerock-clad base under an eponymous rotated glass-clad mid-section; all topped by a cantilevered glass penthouse.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!PlanThe bold massing holds its own with its arts and cultural district neighbors such as the Art Gallery of Ontario and the dramatically cantilevered Ontario College of Art and Design. The design also fits with its other neighbours. The 3-storey street-accessed townhouse-style units at the base of 12 Degrees share in common masonry cladding, projecting bay detailing and height with adjacent Victorian homes and row houses lining Beverley Street. In addition to its distinctive architectural appearance, 12 Degrees is noteworthy for its carefully considered urban design. The stepped form of the massing, transitioning down in height from 11 to 3 floors, reduces the shadow impact of the building on the neighborhood.  The main entry and elevator lobby for the tower, marked by a hovering wood canopy, is located at the southwest corner of the building, closest to the vibrant commercial activity at the intersection of Beverley Street and Queen Street West. Save this picture!Courtesy of CORE ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessWatch How the World’s Largest LED Screen Was Installed at the Burj KhalifaArchitecture NewsBrock Carmichael Architects Wins Competition to Transform the World’s Most Remote In…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Toronto, ON, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  89050 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of CORE Architects+ 32 Share CopyApartments•Toronto, Canada 2016 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCORE ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsTorontoCanadaPublished on September 28, 2016Cite: “12 Degrees / CORE Architects” 28 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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The Everyday Activist: Everything You Need to Know to Get Off Your Backside and Make a Difference

first_img  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The Everyday Activist: Everything You Need to Know to Get Off Your Backside and Make a Differencelast_img read more

Pure launches new private site face-to-face agency

first_imgPure launches new private site face-to-face agency Tagged with: Digital face-to-face Individual giving iPad Pure Waysact’s Vikki Furse described their work with Clear as “a key partnership” Howard Lake | 20 December 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pure, the full service agency that specialises in telephone fundraising, has launched ‘Clear’, a new private site face-to-face fundraising agency. One of the first clients to work with Clear is Save the Children.Clear has partnered with Waysact so its fundraisers will be using the Waysact giving platform via iPad. This is designed to free them to focus on providing an engaging recruitment experience. Pure, which works with over 60 charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care and WWF, will then underpin this with a multi-channel communication programme with newly recruited donors.Robbie McIntyre, Supporter Acquisition Executive at Save the Children, said: “We are extremely excited to be embarking on this campaign with Clear. Their dedication to quality, allied to all the possibilities opened up by the use of iPads, gives us a wonderful opportunity to really inspire everyone who signs up to develop a strong and lasting affinity with our cause.” Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Institute of Fundraising’s National Awards winners announced

first_img Howard Lake | 10 July 2014 | News Institute of Fundraising’s National Awards winners announced 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising The winners of the 2014 Institute of Fundraising National Awards were announced on Monday in London at the National Convention.Hosted by comedian Ruby Wax, the 22nd annual awards celebrated the success of charities, fundraising teams and individuals, paid staff and volunteers. Wax, who has a long association with Comic Relief and who acknowledged to the audience she has become “the poster girl for mental health”, proved a popular choice, poking fun at outgoing Chair of the Institute Mark Astarita, some of the sponsors’ company names, and the number of the awards.Lifetime Contribution Award for Marion AllfordThis year, the Lifetime Contribution Award was presented to Marion Allford, who was Director of the Wishing Well Appeal which raised £84 million in the 1980s for Great Ormond Street: this is still the highest amount ever raised by a UK hospital appeal.Congratulating the nominees and winners, Kevin Kibble, Chair of Judges for the National Awards, said:“The IoF National Awards are about celebrating the very best of fundraising over the last year. Being part of the fundraising profession makes me feel immensely proud and tonight we have honoured some of the best in the business. All of our shortlisted entries this year were of an extremely high calibre and are an inspiration to us all.” Advertisementcenter_img  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Three charities received two awards – Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, and Prostate Cancer UK. From an agency point of view, Open Fundraising was a partner in three of the campaigns which received awards.Winners of the Institute of Fundraising National AwardsBest Business – Charity Partnership (Large)Prostate Cancer UK and Millwall FCBest Business – Charity Partnership (Small)Childhood Eye Cancer Trust and Vision ExpressBest Donor Development CampaignSightsavers – Spring Cash Appeal 2013Most Innovative Fundraising CampaignCancer Research UK – Citizen ScienceBest Use of Direct MailThe Royal British Legion – Poppy PremiumBest Use of DigitalMacmillan Cancer Support – Go SoberBest Use of EventsMacmillan Cancer Support – World’s Biggest Coffee MorningBest Use of the TelephoneFriends of the Earth – Bees Lead CallingBest Use of Face to FaceCancer Research UK – Research Kills Cancer Street ProspectingBest Use of Legacy FundraisingGuide Dogs – Leave a Gift That’s Full of LifeBest Use of Major Donor FundraisingProstate Cancer UK – The PioneersBest Use of InsightLeukaemia & Lymphoma Research – London Bikeathon DashboardMost Committed to Learning and DevelopmentBattersea Dogs & Cats HomeFundraising Team of the YearShelter UK – Fundraising TeamBest Fundraising Organisation to Work ForSave the ChildrenBest Up and Coming FundraiserCatherine Dale – Museums SheffieldVolunteer Fundraiser of the YearJenny Ashman – Midlands Air Ambulance CharityChild Fundraiser of the YearJonjo HeuermanThe Gill Astarita Fundraiser of the YearCaroline HoltonLifetime Contribution AwardMarion AllfordIoF Volunteer of the YearDeanna Wolf – IoF Scottish Trusts, Statutory and Foundations SIG AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

U.S. threats and sanctions grow with isolation

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this U.S. Marine Corps aircraft and jets over the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the East Sea of Korea.A new round of harsher, economically disruptive U.S. sanctions against Russia, Iran and People’s Korea has met with anger, even from traditional U.S. allies. The denunciations expose both the growing isolation and the increased military threat coming from U.S. imperialism. The raw display of power by the White House, Congress and the Pentagon is raising tensions on an international scale.The U.S. House of Representatives on July 25, in an almost unanimous vote — 419 to 3 — confirmed just how bipartisan both Republican and Democratic politicians are when it comes to U.S. aggression. The bill was similar to one passed on June 17 by the Senate, in which Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve, by 98 to 2, a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes companies doing business with Iran and Russia through an array of financial penalties.Both bills would require a congressional review of any attempts to ease or end the imposed restrictions. This is considered an extremely unlikely possibility.Immediately, editorials in the Washington Post and the New York Times praised the sanctions votes, confirming the aggressive stance of major forces within the ruling class.More money to PentagonThe same House, including Republicans and most Democrats, voted 344-81 to approve the largest military appropriations bill in U.S. or world history.The National Defense Authorization Act would allocate $696 billion for “defense” spending in fiscal year 2018. That far exceeds even Trump’s  $603 billion budget proposal, which has been described as a “historic increase in defense spending.”Yet this monstrous, bankrupting allocation of funds quietly sailed through Congress almost unreported, while media attention focused on Democratic Party grandstanding to preserve the meager provisions of the Affordable Care Act.This military budget far exceeds long-standing caps on “defense” spending in Congress. Since 2011, spending had been capped at $549 billion. The cap, however, was regularly violated with supplementary budgets.All the politicians know that, even without Trump’s appointees wreaking havoc on social, environmental and infrastructure programs, the latest military appropriation requires deadly cuts in all other government programs in order to balance the budget.The ascendency of military options, war threats and a wildly inflated military budget was made clear when Trump named former four-star Marine Corp Gen. John Kelly to serve as White House Chief of Staff. Gen. Kelly had earlier been named by Trump to the powerful position of Secretary of Homeland Security. Before that, he headed the U.S. Southern Command, in charge of military operations in 32 countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South America,Gen. Kelly will be the first general to fill the post of White House chief of staff since Alexander Haig took over in the final stretch of the hated Nixon administration.The corporate media were again unanimous in their praise. The New York Times lauded Kelly as a “beacon of discipline.”Sanctions are a form of warEconomic sanctions are a violent war option of powerful countries against rivals that are economically weaker. Such sanctions seek to create shortages, wild inflation, hunger, unemployment, economic dislocation and shutdowns in vital industries by suddenly restricting credits, loans and trade.Sanctions lay bare the real relations under capitalism. Capitalist competition is intended to shut down competing industries and drive out rivals.It is an illusion that capitalism creates prosperity or democratic participation. Capitalism historically has expanded through war, theft, rape and pillage. Creating artificial shortages and sabotaging production are also business as usual.The U.S. has used starvation and disease against Indigenous nations since its founding. But with U.S. global dominance since World War II, the imperialists here have sought to involve other imperialist forces.For decades there were concerted efforts to strangle the USSR with trade restrictions. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, U.S. imperialism colluded with the European Union and monarchies of the Gulf States to economically strangle Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria. Such coordination meant the sanctions were imposed through the United Nations, forcing all nations to comply or face economic isolation.Economic rivalry heats upThe European Union is a collaborator with the U.S. in looting the developing and formerly colonized countries. But it is also an economic rival in a world of shrinking markets and commodity surpluses.U.S. imperialism’s global economic position is slipping. As a major oil exporter, much of it based on environmentally destructive fracking, it must find major markets.Capitalist crisis is the essential issue behind the charges of Russian “hacking,” Iran’s nuclear energy program and the DPRK’s efforts to defend itself against U.S. nuclear threats.A third of the European Union’s natural gas currently comes from Russia. Central and Eastern European nations rely on energy supplies from Russia.This new set of sanctions imposed by the U.S. will wreak havoc on European energy companies and the banks that contracted to finance the complex construction plans to pipe in gas and oil from Russia.Past sanctions were carefully calibrated between the United States and its European allies to keep everyone on board and preserve a united response against a targeted country. Those days are now past.The new bill would allow the U.S. to sanction any company involved in the maintenance or development of Russia’s energy export pipelines. That could cripple the construction of Nord Stream 2, a colossal natural gas pipeline planned to pump Russian gas to Germany beneath the Baltic Sea. The project is owned by Russian energy giant Gazprom and financed by European investors. It will affect other major natural gas projects out of the Baltic states.The new sanctions target any company that contributes to the development, maintenance or modernization of Russia’s energy export pipelines. They add punishments against Russian and EU energy, financial, rail, shipping, and metals and mining sectors.Sanctions could also undermine partnerships between EU and Russian firms to develop offshore energy projects in Egypt. And they could prevent Italian and Russian companies from working together on the so-called Southern Gas Corridor, which would go through Turkey to southern EU states.Iran sanctions violate P5+1 accordMany European countries currently have machinery and transport sales and major projects with Iran. The export of crude oil from Iran to European countries now exceeds its pre-sanctions levels.According to Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zanganeh: “The pace of growth in Iran’s crude oil production and exports has amazed international observers who did not think Iran could raise its production by 1 million barrels per day within three to four months after the removal of sanctions.” (, April 3)Abbas Araqchi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs, said the “hostile” move with new sanctions amounted to a breach of the P5+1 nuclear deal of 2015 between Iran and the six world powers — the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany.The overwhelmingly bipartisan sanctions votes in the Senate and House are a sign to U.S. allies that U.S. oil and gas companies are determined to shut down other suppliers in order to market U.S. supplies. Economic and military confrontation to back this up is escalating.On the same day, July 25, as the sanctions vote in the House, a U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots at an Iranian vessel in the Persian Gulf. U.S. officials said it was the first such incident since President Donald Trump took office in January.EU responseThe congressional votes brought howls of denunciation from U.S. allies like Germany, Austria, France and South Korea, along with the targeted countries themselves.A leaked European Union memo reported that European Commission Chief Executive Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU “should stand ready to act within days” of the bill’s passage, and that the sanctions “could impact a potentially large number of European companies doing legitimate business under EU measures with Russian entities.” A senior EU official said that the European commissioners were united in their views. (Financial Times, July 27)The EU could impose outright bans on doing business with certain U.S. companies. “If our concerns are not taken into account sufficiently, we stand ready to act appropriately within a matter of days. ‘America First’ cannot mean that Europe’s interests come last,” said Juncker.Suddenly these European imperialist powers, complicit in past U.S. sanction wars, are citing the illegality of sanctions in international law. The EU supported starvation sanctions on Iraq from 1990 until the U.S. invasion and occupation in 2003. Since that year, they have supported harsh sanctions on Syria that continue today.In a joint statement, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern and Germany Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, “We can’t accept the threat of illegal and extraterritorial sanctions against European companies,” adding that fining European companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 project “introduces a completely new, very negative dimension into European-American relations.” (U.S. News, June 15)The same article reported that several European countries, in an unprecedented move, issued a joint statement invoking sovereignty: “Europe’s energy supply is a matter for Europe, and not for the United States of America.”France has raised doubts about the legitimacy of new U.S. sanctions against Iran and Russia, saying they do not conform to international law, due to their extraterritorial reach. (, July 26)Reuters of July 27 had two articles: In one Russian President Vladimir Putin described the bill as an attempt to safeguard U.S. geopolitical interests at the expense of its allies. In the other, an influential industry association in Germany accused the U.S. of aiming to improve its liquid gas exports to Europe through sanctions.U.S. threats on KoreaNew, harsher sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the north are intended to sabotage any lessening of tensions within the Korean peninsula.In mid-July the newly elected south Korean government of President Moon Jae In proposed military talks with the DPRK in its first formal overture to the north. The proposal was to discuss ways to avoid hostile acts near the heavily militarized DMZ border. Moon proposed that hostile military activities at the border be ended on July 27, the anniversary of the 1953 armistice agreement ending the Korean War.The south Korean defense ministry proposed talks with the north on July 21 at Tongilgak to stop all activities that fuel tension at the military demarcation line.The U.S. response was to announce that it is preparing new sanctions on Chinese banks and firms doing any business with People’s Korea.The U.S. Air Force flew B-1B bombers over the Korean Peninsula, accompanied by South Korean and Japanese jet fighters, as a provocation on July 30.The Wall Street Journal on July 24 reported on preparations by China in the event of a U.S. war against the DPRK. China also staged joint military operations with Russia in the Baltic Sea.The threats against past U.S. allies as well as the escalation of threats on every targeted country, from Venezuela to Iran, to Syria, to the DPRK, and increasingly toward Russia and China, reflect a growing desperation in U.S. ruling circles.While the global position of U.S. corporations and banks is shrinking, the influence of the generals over the White House and the sheer size of the U.S. military machine are growing. This is a danger to all humanity.[tb_book id=”32425″]last_img read more

La Cañada Presbyterian Church to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Special Choir and Opportunities to Serve

first_imgFaith & Religion Events La Cañada Presbyterian Church to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Special Choir and Opportunities to Serve Published on Monday, May 7, 2012 | 3:01 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Business News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Herbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday This Mother’s Day, families at La Canada Presbyterian Church will honor their own moms by celebrating the heroic stories of mothers across LA County and around the world. “Mothering Our Kids, Mothering Our Communities” is the theme of this Sunday’s celebration which launches the church’s Faith Missions Week to highlight the work of over 40 local and global outreach partners that serve the poor. Services are at 7:55, 9:25, and 11 a.m. with patio festivities happening after each worship service.“Because so many of these partners help mothers and children around the world, the connection to our own Mother’s Day celebration seemed a natural one,” says Megan Katerjian, LCPC’s Director of Outreach and Adult Formation. “As we hear about mothers rebuilding their lives from poverty, recovering from addiction or domestic violence, and finding the support to raise healthy families, we ourselves are inspired to raise healthier families and honor the hard work of motherhood.”One highlight this Sunday is special music from the Sounds of Joy Gospel Choir from the Walter Hoving Home in Pasadena, a group of women recovering from addiction and prostitution. Florence Anang, Program Director of Harambee Ministries, will preach on God’s work among the families Harambee serves in northwest Pasadena. A resident from Elizabeth House, a Pasadena home for homeless, pregnant women in crisis, will share her story of hope.Dozens of local and global outreach partners will be on the patio to share about their work and offer opportunities to serve. People can sign up for hands-on service trips throughout La Canada, Pasadena, and LA that address the needs of the homeless, abused women, at-risk youth, foster children, people recovering from addiction or mental illness, or the unemployed. Finally, families can buy alternative Mother’s Day gifts at the Faith Missions Market, making a donation on a mother’s behalf to one of these worthy causes.For more about this and other great programs at La Cañada Presbyterian Church visit La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.About La Cañada Presbyterian ChurchLa Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) began in 1948 with 158 members and a vision to reach the world for Jesus Christ. That early church was built quite literally on faith and charity from remainder brick and an operating budget that turned just about all of its revenue into active ministry. Through 65 years of outreach, LCPC grew to 2,000 active attendees doing ministry throughout Southern California and in 40 countries around the world. In 2010 the church completed a campus expansion which doubled its physical base for ministry and kept its historical sanctuary as the heart of the new grounds.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada, (818) 790-6708 or visit 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 Subscribe 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Community officers to make Travellers feel at home in Rathkeale

first_imgTwitter Previous articleThe Shaker Hymn this weekendNext articleShunya: Manchester’s highly rated electronic/jazz act has Limerick roots Alan Jacques Send a bar of Cadbury chocolate for free! Email Facebook Print NewsLocal NewsCommunity officers to make Travellers feel at home in RathkealeBy Alan Jacques – November 16, 2017 8979 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Delicious Wiltshire Farm Foods brightening your days in Autumn TAGSChristmasCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Stephen KearyFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick Traveller CommunityNewcastle West District Garda StationRathkeale center_img Cllr Kevin Sheahan.COUNCILLORS this week called for extra Garda patrols in Rathkeale over Christmas with an influx of more than 2,000 Travellers from the UK expected to descend on the West Limerick town.However, one local representative felt that extra Gardaí on the streets of Rathkeale might not be the best solution to deal with antisocial behaviour during the festive period.Fianna Fáil councillor Kevin Sheahan suggested that instead, a number of community officers should be out on the streets.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Maybe in other places visitors are made feel welcome. These are people, human beings with some connection to Rathkeale. Rathkeale is to them what the beach is to English people in the summertime,” Cllr Sheahan told council members at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale area meeting.The Askeaton man went on to say that many local businesses would not survive without the revenue brought into the town each year by the huge numbers of Travellers from England that visit the town for Christmas.“I feel there is only one signal that goes up the flagpole before they arrive. People get up in arms against them.“It is not an invasion and they are not all hostile. Some are more a nuisance than hostile. Two vehicles blocking up the road when they stop to greet one another annoys us all, but that is not a crime, it’s an offence.“There is a significant economic benefit to the town. This is their Galway Races,” he declared.“There’s no horses though,” one councillor replied.Mayor Stephen Keary took issue with Cllr Sheahan’s comments about the revenue brought into the town every year by members of the Traveller Community. He said that one local employer with a staff of 50 people and paying €45,000 a year in commercial rates, had an illegal business set up outside its premises selling furniture last Christmas.“People from Rathkeale and the hinterland won’t even come into the shops in the town over Christmas and do their shopping elsewhere,” Cllr Keary claimed.Cllr Sheahan accused the Mayor of “having a bee in his bonnet about the Traveller community”.“Be very careful,” Cllr Keary warned before insisting Cllr Sheahan withdraw his remark.“Withdraw your foot,” Cllr Sheahan replied.The New Superintendent of Newcastle West Garda Division, Eamon O’Neill, told councillors that supplementary resources from the divisional unit would be available in Rathkeale at “critical times” during the Christmas Alan [email protected] Linkedin WhatsApp Missing you this Christmas Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Advertisement Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deallast_img read more