Firms to benefit from pensions windfall following index change

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share KCS-content whatsapp Monday 24 January 2011 7:50 pm Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Adscenter_img Firms to benefit from pensions windfall following index change Show Comments ▼ whatsapp A PENSIONS liability windfall in excess of £15bn could be experienced by firms in the FTSE 100, following changes to the way some pensions are calculated.Some pension schemes at large companies will now be linked to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rather than the Retail Prices Index (RPI) saving an average 2.5 per cent for large companies, according to research by Towers Watson.The change comes after the government allowed some pension schemes to link to the lower CPI rate.More than half of the 42 clients from the FTSE 100 questioned by Towers Watson said at least some of their pension scheme’s rules meant that they could switch to CPI inflation from RPI. Five of the firms questioned said all pension increases would now be CPI-based.All of the companies surveyed hold pension fund assets of at least £1bn.Head of UK pensions at Towers Watson John Ball said: “The government’s policy change has transferred wealth from pension scheme members to sponsoring employers.” last_img read more

Camelot partners Team GB and ParalympicsGB

first_imgThe new partnerships build on the National Lottery’s historic relationship with British Olympic and Paralympic sport, with the organisation having provided more than £2.8bn in funding since its launched in 1996. Regions: UK & Ireland Camelot partners Team GB and ParalympicsGB In addition, Camelot, Team GB and ParalympicsGB will help deliver an ‘Everyday Wellness’ programme for Camelot’s 1,000 employees, encouraging them to be happier, healthier and more balanced. Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter UK National Lottery operator Camelot has agreed a new partnership with Team GB, Great Britain’s Olympic team, and the ParalympicsGB squad. Camelot will provide funding from National Lottery ticket sales to help finance Covid-19 safety measures required in order for athletes and Paralympians to take part in the Games. Camelot chief executive Nigel Railton also said: “Throughout the pandemic, the safety and wellbeing of our employees has been our number one priority – so it seems fitting that this partnership will not only help ensure that the nation’s athletes are met with Covid-secure environments as they prepare for the Games, but will also give our employees further opportunity to be at their best every day.” These include hygiene technologies and a comprehensive testing programme for Team GB members, as well as lateral flow testing and Covid-secure transport for the ParalympicsGB team. Last year, the British Gambling Commission opened the tender process for the UK’s National Lottery licence. Camelot has confirmed to iGB that it has completed the Gambling Commission’s Selection Questionnaire, but has not revealed whether it will commit to bidding. It has held the licence since the lottery was created in 1994.center_img Topics: Lottery Marketing & affiliates Marketing Under the agreement, Camelot will become an official partner of ParalympicsGB and an official supporter of Team GB, with the aim of supporting team members at this summer’s rearranged Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Games were originally due to take place in Tokyo, Japan last summer, but were postponed due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Organisers plan to run both events this summer. 15th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tags: Camelot Team GB ParalympicsGB “The support of Camelot is timely in ensuring that we’re able to maintain the world class environment for our athletes in Tokyo whilst incorporating the vital additional infrastructure to make sure our facilities are Covid-secure for our athletes and to allow them to reach the ‘start line’ in the best possible condition,” British Olympic Association chief executive Andy Anson said. British Paralympic Association chief executive Mike Sharrock added: “Like so many organisations the Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the British Paralympic Association and this partnership with Camelot will help ensure we can deliver world class preparation and Games time environments to empower our athletes to achieve their goals this summer.” Email Addresslast_img read more

BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgBK Group Plc (BKG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BKG.ke)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Prior Anders Litzell to oversee new community at Lambeth Palace

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Jeremy Heuslein says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL People Posted Nov 11, 2014 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 November 11, 2014 at 9:17 am Excited to see a fellow Wheatie and St. Barnabas parishioner in this new role! 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Anders Litzell will pioneer the Archbishop of Canterbury’s new community for young Christians at Lambeth Palace. Photo: Lambeth Palace[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has appointed the Rev. Anders Litzell as prior of the Community of St. Anselm, a radical new Christian community at Lambeth Palace.Litzell, 34, is an Anglican priest from Sweden, who has experience of the Pentecostal and Lutheran traditions as well as three provinces of the Anglican Communion. He will pioneer the Community, which launches in September 2015, and direct its worship and work. He will work as prior under the auspices of the archbishop, who will be Abbot of the Community. Litzell will take up the role on Jan. 5, 2015.The Community will initially consist of 16 people living at Lambeth Palace full-time, and up to 40 people, who live and work in London, joining as non-residential members. The archbishop hopes that the Community will be definitive in shaping future leaders to serve the common good in a variety of fields, as they immerse themselves in a challenging year of rigorous formation through prayer, study, practical service and community life.Litzell was ordained in the Church of England in 2012. He is currently serving at St George’s, Holborn, in the Diocese of London, where his ministry focuses on students and adults in their 20s and 30s. At the same time he is pursuing a doctorate which focuses on the relevance of St. Benedict for contemporary leadership. He trained for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, U.K., including a sojourn at St. Agnes, Diocese of Natal in South Africa.Litzell grew up in the Swedish Pentecostal Church. During his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College, Illinois, he discovered ‘high church’ Anglicanism through St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn – where his journey to ordination began. Back in Sweden he served in the Lutheran church, Sollentuna Parish in Stockholm, while directing the Alpha Sweden office, before moving to London to work with Alpha International.Welby said: “My vision for the Community of St. Anselm is that it be both ancient and postmodern: that young adults be steeped in the rich monastic traditions of the likes of Benedict, Francis and Ignatius, while discovering their striking relevance for the transformation of self and society today. I am delighted at the appointment of Anders Litzell who will help to work this out at Lambeth Palace.”The archbishop’s chaplain, the Rev. Jo Wells, who has pioneered the setting up of the Community, said: “Anders brings an experience and hunger for spiritual formation which is both wide and deep – crossing a variety of continents and traditions. He brings much energy and imagination to the work, a work in which he will participate even as he leads.”Litzell said: “I am hugely excited about taking on this role and, through God’s grace, turning Archbishop Justin’s vision for the community into reality. We pray that the Community will be identified by prayer, by learning, by love of each other and of the poor – all with one intention above all others: to become more like Jesus.”Further information is available here. Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments are closed. Anglican Communion, Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Prior Anders Litzell to oversee new community at Lambeth Palace In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

Philanthropy in the World’s Traditions (Philanthropic Studies) (Philanthropic Studies)

first_img Howard Lake | 5 July 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy 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.center_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Philanthropy in the World’s Traditions (Philanthropic Studies) (Philanthropic Studies)last_img read more

14 ways to show the love: Valentine’s charity round up

first_imgPalentine’s day, Galentine’s day or Valentine’s day? ?Celebrate all kinds of love in your life with our online flower shop ♥️? Choose from exclusive gift sets to expertly arranged bouquets with 25% of every order going towards life-saving research. https://t.co/zcnRGbOnro— Cancer Research UK Shops (@CRUKShops) February 12, 2020 Melanie May | 13 February 2020 | News With Valentine’s Day taking place tomorrow, Galentine’s and Palentine’s Day today, here are 14 ways charities are being supported and raising funds in this, the most romantic week of the year.  527 total views,  2 views today Love is in the air ?We ‘d LOVE for you join us for our annual #valentineswalk on the heath in aid of our rescue and rehoming work. Best ‘loved up’ dogs and owners win a prize ? #weloverescuedogs #adoptdontshop pic.twitter.com/vDOjZmr8Gg— All Dogs Matter (@AllDogsMatter) January 17, 2020All Dogs Matter is holding its Valentine’s Dog Walk on Sunday 16 February, on Hampstead Heath. The event is £5 per dog and best loved up dogs and owners in themed clothing win a prize. The White Company is giving £20 from the sale of every Tiny Kiss Necklace to the #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign, for Women Supporting Women at The Prince’s Trust. The necklace features a Swarovski stone-embellished cross (a kiss), on a delicate sterling silver chain and sells for £39. It has been designed by The White Company’s founder, Chrissie Rucker OBE, who is also a founding patron of Women Supporting Women. Phew! Getting ready for valentine’s day aka #BookGivingDay. @learn2love2read will be hiding books in #tooting #balham and #earlsfield. If you find one, read it and pass it on… @balhamnewsie @tootingnewsie @TootingLibrary @TootingMarket @bwmarkettooting pic.twitter.com/YuuXZKrW19— Learn to Love to Read (@learn2love2read) February 11, 2020In celebration of Valentine’s Day and International Book Giving Day, Learn to Love to Read is inviting people to join its ‘Blind Date with a Book’ at St Michael’s church cafe, Southfields, London, from 9am-12am on 14 February. The charity will have both child and adult books available for a donation – with a tiny twist – they’ll be wrapped up with only a few key words to guide people’s choice. It’s also asking people to keep their eyes peeled around Tooting, Balham and Earlsfield as it will be spreading book-related love by hiding books around the borough. If you find one: tweet the charity, read it, pass it on and make a donation. Cancer Research UK has partnered with online florist Prestige Flowers to bring people the Cancer Research UK Flower Shop ­­–­ 25% of every order goes towards the charity’s research. Prices for flowers start at £25 and there are also vases, teddy bears and pamper gifts on offer. With St Valentine the patron saint of epilepsy, St Elizabeth’s Centre, which supports children and adults with epilepsy, complex neurological disorders and learning disabilities, has launched its first Facebook fundraiser to mark Valentine’s Day and International Epilepsy Day. This Valentine’s Day, it is hoping to raise £1,650 to purchase a new, state of the art, communal EyeGaze machine to be used across the Centre, giving its non-verbal service-users their voice. Name a cockroach after your ex is back!The start of 2020 let’s face it, hasn’t been great… and if you have been dumped recently it is even worse. But now it is time to cast those negative thoughts and feelings aside and to put a smile back on your face!https://t.co/wFLPdx9Dz1 pic.twitter.com/wWaft3E7QP— HCC (@HemsleyCC) January 10, 2020Hemsley Conservation Centre is offering people the chance to name a cockroach in honour of their worthless ex-“someone” for just £1.50. It is highlighting these creatures through it ‘name a cockroach programme’ to raise money for projects at the zoo. After the donation people will receive a downloadable certificate and the Centre will include the ex’s name on its roach board, which will be revealed on Valentine’s Day. Share the love this Valentines and we will match your online donation by up to £20 per charity. Join our love-in for charity and become part of our #PayrollGivingMovement. Offer ends on Valentines Day and T&C’s apply. #WorkforceForGood #WeLovePayrollGiving pic.twitter.com/3w6Fahgz6I— ThePayrollGivingTeam (@PayrollGivingTm) February 5, 2020In celebration of the big day, when people sign up online to donate through payroll giving until 14 February, the Payroll Giving Team is matching their online donations up to £20. 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. 14 ways to show the love: Valentine’s charity round upcenter_img Spread some charity love this Valentine’s Day!#support #donation #LoveWillow #WillowProject #Valentines2020 pic.twitter.com/e6nsU50fnM— Willow Project (@WillowProject1) February 12, 2020Wigan’s Willow Project is asking people to show their support with a text donation. Supporters can text LOVEWILLOW to a shortcode to give a £3 donation. Our Valentines Appeal is now open! Please help more people with learning disabilities find love! https://t.co/A85fbw0aDt https://t.co/2h8BX4j5Pn pic.twitter.com/XIP0B5icFu— Josephine and Jack (@JnJProject) February 11, 2020The Josephine and Jack Project is hoping to raise £2,500 in honour of Valentine’s Day as it works to support people with learning disabilities to make informed and independent choices in life and in love. The campaign has been launched by the charity’s ambassador Sally Phillips, and funds raised as part of the drive for donations will help the project to support those with learning difficulties to consider what they would look for in a partner, how they would ask someone on a date, and the dos and don’ts of romantic love, including learning about both consent and contraception. Tagged with: corporate fundraising valentines day  528 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 British Red Cross is asking people to Forget Valentine’s and send an e-card to an inspirational woman this Galentine’s Day (13 Feb). Money raised will help to empower women in Barishal, Bangladesh through apprenticeships, ‘Women’s Squads’ and business mentors. Donations will be doubled by the UK government through #UKAidMatch (up to £2m). Tomorrow we are calling on women to celebrate #GalentinesDay with us and women in Barishal. Let’s celebrate strong women and the power of female friendships.Send an e-card to a woman that inspires you ?https://t.co/jENCdPrEP1#ItStartsWithHer #UKAidMatch pic.twitter.com/CGj52BBoER— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) February 12, 2020 There’s only ONE week to go until our Valentine’s Ball and we’re SO excited! ?If you’re searching for THE best way to celebrate the occasion, you can still get tickets to party the night away with us and @NadineCoyleNow ?You know what to do? https://t.co/S0MAqbYQcb ? pic.twitter.com/cUWVzd1pMn— Make-A-Wish UK (@MakeAWishUK) February 8, 2020Make-A-Wish is hosting its Valentine’s Ball on 15 February at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Pop star Nadine Coyle will be headlining the event performing her new music as well as classics. The Ball will be hosted by presenter and journalist Lauren Layfield, and presenter and magician, Archie Manners. It will be opened with a fun-filled, energetic performance from West End Kids, singing hits from the show Waitress, and there will also be auctions with BBC Flog It’s Thomas Forrester, and the chance to sponsor children’s One True Wishes. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 The RSPCA is asking people to share the love by fundraising for it through making and selling some romantic items this Valentine’s Day – or alternatively by throwing an Anti-Valentine’s Day film night. Join BHF Ambassador @Thefoodmedic for a deep dive Q&A session. Hazel will share her journey into medicine, alongside explaining the importance of diet when it comes to heart health. Find out more about the event here: https://t.co/L5BejzPXYm #LABSBeatingHearts— BHF (@TheBHF) February 12, 2020This Valentine’s Day, LABS is running a campaign in support of the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Beating Hearts is a two-week long programme of events responding to the latest BHF-funded research, which focuses on exercising, improving sleep, eating well and lowering stress to preserve heart health and prevent disease. From 14 February, Londoners can take part in the event line-up across the key themes: REST in a 45 minute guided meditation session with Headspace or a yoga session with Sarah Malcolm, RACE with a morning run around Regent’s Park with two-time Olympian Aimee Fuller, NOURISH with a brunch hosted by famed-influencer Chessie King or a dinner of delicious food platters with Dr. Hazel Wallace, and get to KNOW gut health with a talk by exuberant duo The Mac Twins. Sessions will take place across LABS campuses in Holborn and Camden. easyfundraising is running a Valentine’s Day giveaway in partnership with Thorntons that will also benefit a charity. Shoppers are invited to click on one of the selected retailers on its site for a chance to win £250 worth of chocolate, plus a £250 donation to a charity. last_img read more

Call for release of 18 jailed journalists on eve of independence anniversary

first_img Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? January 13, 2021 Find out more to go further News Reports RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision EritreaAfrica Help by sharing this information EritreaAfrica News On the 10th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence, Reporters Without Bordersis calling on President Issais Afeworki to show his commitment to humanrights by immediately releasing the 18 journalists illegally detained in hiscountry. News Follow the news on Eritrea RSF_en May 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of 18 jailed journalists on eve of independence anniversary Organisation Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case October 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today called on the Eritrean authorities, as they approach the 10th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence on 24 May, to put an immediate and unconditional end to the illegal imprisonment of 18 journalists, who are being held in an undisclosed location, without being brought to trial and without any official reason ever being given for their detention.”We would like to remind you that, according to the United Nations, imprisonment as a punishment for the peaceful expression of opinion constitutes a serious violation of human rights,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to President Issaias Afeworki. “As far as we know, these journalists were just doing their work and exercising their right to inform their fellow citizens, a right guaranteed by several international treaties ratified by Eritrea.”The letter added: “This lack of freedom of expression prevents citizens from full exercising their rights and duties, won 10 years ago after 30 years of struggle against the Ethiopian dictator, Mengistu Haile Mariam. The release of these journalists, just a few days before Eritrea commemorates its independence, would clearly signal your commitment to human rights and press freedom.”On 18 September 2001, the government ordered the closure of all the privately-owned newspapers. At the same time, it launched an unprecedented wave of arrests of Eritrean journalists. A year and a half later, 18 journalists are still detained in undisclosed locations by the authorities. They have not been brought to trial and no official reason has been given for their arrest. Most other journalists have fled the country, finding refuge in Europe, North America or other parts of Africa.Reporters Without Borders believes it is unacceptable that the authorities of a country can, with full impunity, simply deprive its people of the right to be informed. Eritrea is today the only country in Africa, and one of the last in the world, without privately-owned news media. The only media permitted in Eritrea are those owned by the state, which are under the regime’s close control. The few foreign correspondents cannot work freely and in complete safety.At least 18 journalists were in prisons in Eritrea at the end of 2002. Zemenfes Haile, former editor and founder of Tsigenay, is believed to have been held in a camp in the desert since 1999. Ghebrehiwet Keleta, another Tsigenay journalist, is believed to have been arrested in July 2000. No information is available about the place of detention of these two journalists, or the reason they are being held.From 18 to 21 September 2001, at least 10 journalists from the privately-owned media were picked up by the authorities and taken to Asmara police station No. 1. The precise reason for their arrest was not announced, but most of them had interviewed or quoted the president’s critics. The ten detained journalists were Tsigenay’s editor in chief, Yusuf Mohamed Ali, who had already been jailed for several weeks in October 2000; Mattewos Habteab, editor in chief of Meqaleh, who had already been arrested several times in 2000 and 2001; Dawit Habtemichael, deputy editor in chief of Meqaleh; Medhanie Haile, deputy editor in chief of Keste Debena; Temesgen Gebreyesus, a member of Keste Debena’s board; Emanuel Asrat, editor in chief of Zemen; Dawit Isaac and Fessehaye Yohannes of the newspaper Setit; Said Abdulkader, a journalist with the magazine Admas; and freelance photographer Seyoum Tsehaye.The ten journalists began a hunger strike on 31 March 2002. In a letter from prison, they said they were protesting against their illegal detention and demanded “their right to justice,” in particular, a trial before a “fair and independent court.” Nine of them were transferred to an unknown place of detention on 3 April. Police at Asmara police station No. 1 told relatives they were no longer in their cells. Army personnel and presidential aides had reportedly taken them to a secret place. The tenth journalist on hunger strike, Isaac, was also transferred to an unknown place after receiving care at Halibet hospital because of ill-treatment during detention. Two other journalists, Selamyinghes Beyene of Meqaleh and Binyam Haile of Haddas Eritrea, were also reportedly detained in the autumn of 2001.Three journalists with the state-owned media were arrested in January and February 2002: Hamid Mohamed Said and Saidia of Eri-TV and Saleh Al Jezaeeri of the Voice of the Broad Masses radio station. Finally Simret Seyoum, editor of the newspaper Setit, was arrested on 6 January near the Sudanese border as he was trying to flee. He was believed to be detained in a prison in that area. April 14, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Video: On Kindness

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Subscribe 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News Community News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Sermons and Lessons Video: On Kindness Delivered by THE RT. REV. BISHOP DIANE JARDINE BRUCE, All Saints Church, Pasadena Published on Monday, February 20, 2012 | 8:11 pmcenter_img 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 Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. Business News This video was delivered by the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce at All Saint’s Church in Pasadena on Sunday, February 12, 2012.  The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce was elected seventh bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on December 4, 2009, after having served 10 years as rector of St. Clement’s by-the-Sea Church in San Clemente, California. The first woman to be elected bishop in diocesan history, she was ordained to the episcopate on May 15, 2010.Bishop Bruce’s areas of specialization include multicultural ministries, stewardship, and oversight of the congregations in the southern third of the Diocese.All Saint’s Church, 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 796-1172 or visit www.allsaints-pas.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

‘Shameless’ actor in the dock as robbery lookout

first_imgPrint Twitter FOLLOWING his extradition from the UK, a British TV actor has pleaded guilty to the theft of over €5,000 in cash from a Moneygram outlet in Limerick city over three years ago.Craig Fitzpatrick, 25, with a previous address at Emmet Place, St Joseph’s Street, was brought before a special sitting of the District Court where he pleaded guilty to the robbing €5,200 from Meed Beauty, Parnell Street, on August 15, 2009.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardai had been searching for the accused and he was arrested by London Police on foot of a European arrest warrant issued on 2010.Fitzpatrick, who was remanded in custody after pleading guilty last week, had appeared in the Channel 4 hit comedy series Shameless and Waterloo Road on the BBC.Garda Pat Whelan, Roxboro, executed the warrant at Shannon Airport after detectives travelled to the UK to return Fitzpatrick to Ireland to face the charges. The DPP directed that he matter could be dealt with summarily on a guilty plea only. John Devane, assigned legal aid solicitor, entered that plea on behalf of that father of three. The accused had been granted bail in 2009 when he first appeared in court on the charges but he failed to appear at the next sitting and the arrest warrant was issued.When he the case was heard this week, Judge Eugene O’Kelly convicted Fitzpatrick for his part in acting as a lookout during the robbery. Four months of a 10 month sentence have been suspended and the former TV star must stay out of Limerick for two years after he is released.The robbery of €5,200 was described as an “act of violence” by the judge during the sitting. Linkedin Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Email NewsLocal News‘Shameless’ actor in the dock as robbery lookoutBy admin – September 27, 2012 1114 WhatsApp Previous articleShannon and Young Munster kick off UBL liveNext articlePublic invited to UL to celebrate 40th anniversary adminlast_img read more

Bond advisory committee to meet

first_img By admin – May 20, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsGovernment WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Bond advisory committee to meet Pinterest Pinterest Twitter A Texas ranger walks outside the ambulance entrance at Medical Center Hospital after three sheriff deputies were shot in the line of duty Monday night in North Odessa. The Ector County Independent School District Bond Advisory Committee will continue its discussion of a possible bond issue at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa cafeteria, 300 E. 29th St.The district has hired TranCend4, a company specializing in bond elections to help guide the community through the process, the supplemental material said. The cost is $26,000, plus expenses which include flights, car/Uber, hotel and meals.It is possible that a quorum of ECISD school board members could attend and participate in the discussion.The last meeting included a facilities tour.A tax ratification election also is being discussed. Previous articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Crisis Center of West Texas meets needs of abusedNext articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High shows potential with playoff run adminlast_img read more