African Distillers Limited 2012 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Distillers Limited manufactures, distributes and markets branded spirits, ciders and wines for the Zimbabwe market and for export. The founding company was established in 1944 and its activities originally centered around the sale and distribution of imported spirits, liqueurs and wines. Local production of a range of spirits commenced in 1946 and African Distillers Limited became a public-quoted company in 1951. African Distillers offers its customers a first-class distribution service, with six depots located in strategic economic hubs in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, Harare, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare and Victoria Falls). Its headquarters, manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution facilities are in Stapleford, an industrial area on the outskirts of Harare. African Distillers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgNational Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Tyre Services Limited is the largest distributor and retailer of new tyres and tubes for the automotive industry in Zimbabwe. Its focus is on re-lugging tyres used in the agricultural and earthmoving sector and the procurement of truck tyres for the Zimbabwe transport industry. Popular tyre brands sold by National Tyre Services include Dunlop, Firestone, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Pirelli, Bandag, Regal and Comforser. It offers products in its ranger catering for sedans, SUVs, off-road vehicles, light trucks and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Its service outlets deal with wheel alignment, wheel balancing, product support and inner tyre tubes. The company has a national footprint with 12 retail outlets in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe. The re-lugging factory is in Harare and Chiredzi and re-treading and procurement of truck tyres is done out of Harare and Bulawayo. National Tyre Services Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc (SWALA.tz) 2018 Prospectus

first_imgSwala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc (SWALA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 prospectus For more information about Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc (SWALA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc (SWALA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc (SWALA.tz)  2018 prospectus Company ProfileSwala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc is an oil and gas company with extensive interests in Tanzania and Burundi. Its current exploration operations include the Kilosa-Kilombero license in Tanzania with a 75% participating interest, and Block D in Burundi with a 100% participating interest. Swala Oil is a shareholder of PAE PanAfrican Energy Corporation (“PAEM”); a Mauritius-based company which owns PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Limited (“PAET”). PAET holds the rights granted by the government of Tanzania to explore, develop, market, produce and sell natural gas from the Songo gas fields in Tanzania. This includes rights to managing the associated infrastructure and distribution and marketing agreements with the private sector and state enterprises. Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Clergy, lay leaders gather to bear witness to gun violence

first_img July 11, 2018 at 3:37 pm Matt, To say the MSM is not liberally biased is naive and laughable. All news sites report what suits their agenda but ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN are masters at spinning stories to fit their narrative and at times even lies and untruths. I’ll bet if I look it up on Politifact my statement will get a “pants on fire”. Thomas Prater is right on. By Mike PattersonPosted Jul 10, 2018 Submit an Event Listing Cynthia Lehman says: Comments (33) Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 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 Matt Ouellette says: Matt Ouellette says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm Try telling a Montana to give up a gun. It is not a crime to own a weapon and to use it in self defense. Matt Ouelette has hia own liberal agenda good luck convincing him otherwise. Rector Tampa, FL July 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm How is it self-serving? Why is it bad to want to reduce gun violence? Why can’t we have sensible gun laws like the rest of the developed nations in the world? I’m sure we can come up with sensible gun regulations that are compatible with the Second Amendment (as long as we don’t listen to the NRA and other gun extremists). cynthia seddon says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 11, 2018 at 10:48 am Depending on the source used a disagreement on bias can be argued either way. This source posits that Politifact finds conservative claims false 3 times more that liberal claims. Its in the way the statement is viewed and interpreted. So I wouldn’t take Politifact’s opinion as gospel in every case.https://www.newsmax.com/Reagan/PolitiFact-Fact-Checkers-Bias/2015/03/20/id/631565/You are correct when you say gun crimes dropped in Australia after the soft petaled gun confiscation law where semiautomatic firearms were banned making anyone who retained a semiautomatic gun a criminal after the ban. To soften the blow the Australian government instituted a buy-back plan for guns that were made illegal. Many law abiding Australian citizens reluctantly gave up their firearms. That smacks of confiscation. On the other hand violent crimes peaked after the ban. According to the writer of the article below it is because law abiding citizens were left with no means to protect themselves from violent criminals. Your blanket statement on the violent gun crimes declining lacks some fact when looking at Australia’s overall crime picture https://winteryknight.com/2017/10/06/did-australias-ban-on-guns-lower-violent-crime-rates-and-lower-suicide-rates-2/An issue can be looked at from both ways depending on personal beliefs. That’s what makes this country great Matt Ouellette says: Rector Washington, DC July 11, 2018 at 4:25 pm Matt, I believe you are a good person with good intentions but I am exhausted trying to get you to see the “other side”. You are too entrenched in your liberal beliefs to see any other side but your own. There are always two side of an issue you have yours and I have mine.. I wish you luck with yours. Press Release Service Matt Ouellette says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Jordan Sakal says: July 11, 2018 at 4:51 pm Will: I did not know that about machine guns, but as you said a license is needed to own one. I propose we do the same for semi-automatic rifles nationwide. Yes, I do feel strongly about this, because I do not think free access to all guns is a wise policy. I lament the near idolatry of guns in our nation, and pray that we repent of it. However, as I have cited frequently on this board, I do believe the facts and evidence support my position for stricter gun laws (what those specific laws are would be up for debate). The rest of the developed world does perfectly fine with stricter gun laws, and I believe we can too. Either way, I’m sure you are a faithful follower of Jesus as well, and I wish God’s blessings on you. Stephen Mills says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bill Louis says: Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Robert Lee says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA General Convention 2018 Curate Diocese of Nebraska August 6, 2018 at 11:46 am Persons that will not use all available resources, ie guns, to defend their lives should not expect a young policeman with a family to put his life at risk to defend something upon which he places no value, ie his life. In such cases keeping ones obituary current is not a bad idea. Matt Ouellette says: July 11, 2018 at 3:20 pm As for Will, John Lott’s research has been debunked several times as unreliable:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/07/29/more-guns-less-crime-not-exactly/ July 11, 2018 at 4:46 pm Bill, it does seem we will not see eye-to-eye on this. You obviously agree with the conservative pro-gun side on this, and I think we need more regulation like the other countries in the developed world (the liberal position, as you call it). I think I have the evidence to support my position, but you appear to believe you do too. I’m sure you are a faithful follower of Christ too, but we obviously disagree on to do on guns. I personally lament what appears to be a near idolatry of guns in this nation, and hope that our nation turns away from it in any way it can. Either way, may God be with you. July 17, 2018 at 1:43 am One of the problems in the gun rights/gun regulation debate is that there are two very well funded lobbies one on either side of the issue. Neither side is above cherry picking statistics and even outright lies to advance their point of view. Both seem more concerned with keeping the money flowing than in resolving the issue. You can see those two positions reflected above.On this issue the bishops seem sadly misguided. The single biggest driver of violence in this and any society is economic inequality. The reason that European democracies have lower rates of violence is because they have less economic inequality. Yes Australia’s homicide rate dropped after they severely restricted gun ownership but only six years later. Correlation does not equal causation.If you want to reduce gun deaths this is how you do it. Two thirds of all gun deaths are suicides. 90% are male and the largest cohort is between 45 and 64 (hint: those in economic distress). Strengthen community, especially community mental health and develop programs to target those most at risk.The remaining one third are mostly in the inner cities (no, Bill, it does not have to do with race but economic status). Solve the problems of the inner cities and you dramatically reduce these deaths. Improve education, establish job training, develop programs to target at risk youth, take the money from the war on drugs and spend it on rehabilitation not incarceration, give the people hope. These are much more difficult solutions than passing a few gun laws but they are the only ones which will be effective. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Matt Ouellette says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Matt Ouellette says: Cynthia Lehman says: July 10, 2018 at 8:45 pm Address violence in all forms. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm To my friends here, I am posting this as a question for you all. I have to ask this, when is enough gun violence enough? Gun control has existed around the world for years. In the UK, it was at Dunblane Primary School in 1996 which after the death of students and teachers lead to the restriction on gun ownership there. Canada has had gun control legislation and controls on who can own various types of weaponry since 1885! There are bans that exist on the owning of military-style-semi-automatics (MSSAs) in Australia, New Zealand, Japan too. All of these countries have responded to tragedies or incidents in other countries by enacting legislation to prevent such tragedies in their own countries. In the United States, We have had Pulse Nightclub, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, Columbine, School shootings in Texas and FL and so many other places I could keep going but it is just too many. When is enough enough? We need background check reform. We need MSSA bans and confiscations. There is no reason such weapons should be available to civilians. When is enough blood enough? william dailey says: PJ Cabbiness says: July 10, 2018 at 4:35 pm Matt, it isn’t bad to want to reduce gun violence but it is questionable to suggest that banning guns as you suggest will solve the problem. The facts are that law abiding citizens who own guns not only protect themselves and their family but the community as well. There is no factual support for the proposition that banning guns will reduce gun violence. Britain is a country “sensible” gun laws but violence continues to increase. British crime is so rampant that they don’t respond to or investigate most home invasions. In fact if a British citizen uses force to resist a home invader the homeowner will most likely be convicted of a crime for doing so. By the way, Chicago has all the restrictive gun laws but still has a high murder rate and gun violence. If you look at the facts behind this violence it involves black on black crime. If those crimes were removed from the statistics Chicago would be the most peaceful city in the world. Chicago politicians choose ot deal with these inconvenient facts by ignoring the problem. How would you respond to this? Bill Louis says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls Bishops United Against Gun Violence, Bill Louis says: william dailey says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Thomas Prater says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Matt Ouellette says: July 11, 2018 at 2:24 pm Cynthia, you are free to “turn the other cheek” when it comes to someone aiming to harm your family or loved ones. I do not chose that path. If I am to be judged by my maker for defending my loved ones from evil then so be it. You can live with your decision of it ever comes to that.center_img Rector Smithfield, NC July 11, 2018 at 4:36 pm Jordan, When is any violence enough? If guns are no longer available then whats next knives, vans, trucks, bombs and what after that? Criminals always seem to be able to get their hands on guns leaving law abiding citizens at their mercy. As long as there is evil in this world evil people will find a way to inflict violence on others. Governments and police will never be able to protect citizens from violence, They will only be there to clean up the mess. Matt Ouellette says: July 11, 2018 at 9:25 am Australia’s law was not gun confiscation, and I don’t think we need to implement a carbon copy of its laws here. However, our current laws are far too lax here in this country. My question is why can’t we have gun laws similar to other countries like Australia, Canada and the rest of the developed world? As the ScienceAlert article showed, evidence indicates that stricter gun laws do result in less gun violence. So while criminals may not follow the law, it appears the laws are effective anyways. Also, Politifact is not liberally biased, it is a mainstream fact-checking website. Please don’t proclaim something as biased just because you don’t like what it says. If you don’t agree with what they found, provide evidence showing otherwise (from mainstream sources, not Fox News or Breitbart). The source demonstrates that it is false to point to Chicago as proof that gun laws don’t work, mostly because it does not have the strict gun laws that conservatives claim (most of their attempts to restrict guns were struck down by the courts and have no effect, as the article claimed). Here’s another source to back that up:https://www.npr.org/2017/10/05/555580598/fact-check-is-chicago-proof-that-gun-laws-don-t-workAlso, even if Chicago were a place with the strictest gun laws and high gun violence, it would be an outlier because, as the ScienceAlert article demonstrated, strict gun laws to reduce gun violence on average. Rector Martinsville, VA July 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm I am done here. I pray that all of you anti’s never have to face evil empty handed. July 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm Matt, “Because civilians do not need them” is your personal opinion based on what? The Second Amendment does not define what type of gun a law abiding citizen may own. The fallacy of “you don’t need a semi-automatic rifle for hunting” is totally irrelevant. The Second Amendment was put into the Constitution by founders to guard against tyranny from an out of control government like the one in Germany in the 1940’s. To say “we are not asking people to give up their guns” is a total lie. The left would love to see gun confiscation in our country. Here’s Hillary supporting an Austrailian style confiscation program. https://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/10/16/hillary-clinton-calling-out-the-n-r-a-gets-a-quick-reply/Yes, making a law against ownership of a certain type of firearm and then offering to buy it back or brand you a criminal is a form of confiscation. Bill Louis says: July 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm Bill, you say you want to have a gun to protect your family from intruders. Fair enough (I’m not a pacifist and I don’t think Jesus’ teachings require pacifism). However, do we really need semi-automatic rifles, high-capacity magazines, armor-piercing rounds, and bump stocks for home defense? In my opinion, all those tools seem unnecessary for civilians to own. Perhaps a strict gun licensing system could be implemented (which would require stringent training and background checks to obtain a license) which would allow people to own and operate some of these weapons, but I don’t think people should just be able to own tools like that without any restrictions. william dailey says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm One of the largest questions we need to come to terms with in relation to guns is the assertion that having is gun is necessary for self-protection or the protection of our family/friends/students/workplace etc. Whatever the statistics on this assertion are, the morality behind it needs to be questioned, especially among Christians. When I purchase a gun with the intent of using it for self-defense, that means I am purchasing a gun with the intent to hurt or kill another person. If we do not ask ourselves how that makes us different from a “bad” person who threatens us with a gun, we are not being morally honest. I do not believe that it does make us different, no matter how much I want to protect myself and my loved ones. That idea, founded in fear, is the central support for gun proliferation in our nation. I choose not to act from fear and not to behave as though there are good reasons to kill other people. We all need to come to terms with the successful use of fear-mongering because it threatens our very basic freedoms and makes us vulnerable to violence every day. July 11, 2018 at 4:14 pm I’m sorry, but we don’t need guns to protect us from a tyrannical government (I don’t see Canada, the UK, Australia, or other developed nations with strict gun laws falling into tyranny). And while the Second Amendment doesn’t specify what types of guns we cannot own, we’ve already done that as a nation. Hence we don’t allow civilians to own fully automatic guns, grenade launchers, or nuclear arms. I just think semi-automatic rifles is another type of weapon civilians should not own without proper licensing. And no, Australia’s gun law with a gun buy back is not confiscation. That’s fear-mongering from the gun rights extremists who oppose any and all common sense gun regulations (and are trying to undo the few regulations we already have). Bill Louis says: Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bill Louis says: Bill Louis says: July 11, 2018 at 2:16 pm william dailey – trying to get Matt Ouellette to even read anything other than a liberal point of view is a waste of effort. Most of the people in the US have now figured out that the so called “main stream media” is so biased that they only report on things that fit their point of view. Submit a Press Release August 6, 2018 at 1:40 pm It is precisely because I value my life that I refuse to take the life of another person. We are far too easy in our creation of hierarchies–it is ok to kill vegetables, but not animals in order to live, those people are inferior to “my people,” that group needs to be profiled in order to keep us safe. I don’t want police officers to kill people in my name either. We behave not much more civilized than cave people when we run around armed to the teeth. It is not civil and it does nothing to create true community. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags July 11, 2018 at 4:31 pm Matt, with all due respect Australia did confiscate certain guns. I knew numerous gun owners in Australia as well as gun dealers that were involved in collecting the guns. The fact that Australia “purchased” the confiscated guns makes it no less confiscation. I was personally informed that Australians took the money for the confiscated guns and purchased other guns. By the way, machine guns are legal to own in certain jurisdictions. The Feds do require a $200 license that is slow walked for approval. Matt you feel very strongly about this. Feelings however can’t outweigh facts. Having said that it would be nice to discuss all these things over a cup of coffee. Matt Ouellette says: Submit a Job Listing Bill Louis says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 General Convention, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 July 11, 2018 at 2:04 pm A peer reviewed study by Jon Lott, “More Guns Less Crime” does indeed establish that guns are not the problem. High homicide rates are found in Democrat controlled metropolitan areas where they have strict anti-gun laws in effect. That’s the real world we live in! william dailey says: Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 11, 2018 at 12:18 pm Again, check the sources I linked. Pointing to Chicago as evidence that gun laws don’t work is not a valid argument. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Matt Ouellette says: Clergy, lay leaders gather to bear witness to gun violence Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem July 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm We’re not asking people to give up their guns. You can still own guns in states and countries with stricter gun laws, they are just more difficult to obtain (and certain models are restricted because civilians do not need them). And are you saying you don’t have a bias (in this case pro-gun) and can be convinced otherwise? william dailey says: [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] About two dozen clergy and lay leaders gathered the evening of July 9 at the 79th General Convention to bear witness to the gun violence they have experienced in their lives, share their frustration at the inability to curb the death tolls from guns and listen for steps they can take to end gun deaths and injuries.The gathering, sponsored by Bishops United Against Gun Violence, came a day after Philip and April Schentrup, Episcopalians whose daughter Carmen was one of 17 students and educators killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, shared their gut-wrenching testimony with the bishops and several hundred onlookers at Brush Square Park. The Schentrup family was joined on stage by Abigail Zimmerman, a ninth-grade Episcopalian from Waco, Texas, and co-leader of a school walkout in March in response to the massacre, who urged everyone “to make change happen.”Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.With their chairs arranged in a large circle, participants in the networking session shared any comments they wished to make about gun violence. They came from a variety of backgrounds – clergy, social workers, activists, a seminary dean, a retired U.S. Special Forces sergeant, a retired school principal.Some talked about growing up with guns in their households or shared memories about those they’ve known who have been killed by guns. Others mentioned that they work in rural regions where guns are a way of life. Many were at a loss as to what they could do to put a stop to the violence. A suggestion to repeal the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution drew applause from several.“I can’t say where I’m called to address gun violence, but I can say I want to come to the table,” said the Rev. Michelle Walker, alternate deputy from Northern Indiana.Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas shared his experience serving in a state where gun manufacturing is a major industry. “When I moved to Connecticut, I didn’t realize guns would be so much a part of my conversations on both sides,” he said.Douglas said Connecticut is the original home of the Colt revolver. A parish within his diocese is supported by a Colt endowment, and many parishioners in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut are involved in the gun manufacturing industry, he said. “How do I pastor in that circumstance?” he asked.As the gathering wrapped up, Douglas encouraged everyone to take steps to end gun violence, whether preaching from the pulpit, writing letters to elected officials, penning pieces for publication or simply witnessing to others about gun violence.Rebecca Wilson of Canticle Communications, which is helping coordinate the work of Bishops Against Gun Violence, shared several resources for those interested in learning more about ways to prevent gun violence. These include Bishops United Against Gun Violence, the Episcopalians Against Gun Violence Facebook page and the Cross Lobby’s Twitter account.– Mike Patterson is a San Antonio-based freelance writer and correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. He is a member of ENS General Convention reporting team and can be reached at [email protected] Rector Bath, NC July 11, 2018 at 7:26 am What is a sensible gun law or are you simply promoting gun confiscation like Australia’s? There are states with oppressive gun laws i.e. New Jersey that make it extremely difficult to purchase a gun let alone obtain a license to carry one. The problem is criminals don’t care about or follow the laws.The liberally biased Politifact link you provide admits that Chicago requires a purchaser to obtain a Firearms Owners Card which in itself is a form of registration and pass a background check before purchase can be completed. The reason Politifact cites for Chicago, in their opinion, having lax gun laws is that they do not require gun registration which a banner carried by the anti-gun left hence the bias in their opinion. Chicago has more murders that other states with the same requirements for purchasing a firearm so there must be something else going on in Chicago other than “lax” gun laws.. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 10, 2018 at 8:09 pm I would respond that, after Australia passed sensible gun laws after a mass shooting, it hasn’t had one since. The fact is gun laws work:https://www.sciencealert.com/scientific-evidence-that-stricter-gun-control-works-saves-livesYour statement on Chicago is also not accurate:http://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2017/oct/03/sarah-huckabee-sanders/chicago-toughest-gun-control-claim-shot-full-holes/ Matt Ouellette says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 July 10, 2018 at 3:10 pm This is self serving madness. I thank God for the wisdom of our Founding Fathers. Fortunately, the Second Amendment is strong enough to repel the misguided efforts of this type of activism. July 11, 2018 at 12:21 pm First, Newsmax is not a mainstream source. It is a conservative-leaning source much like Fox News (it even advertises itself as such), and your blogger is a conservative-leaning commentator, so these are not unbiased, mainstream sources. Second, Politifact is not the only fact-checking organization that debunked the Chicago myth (see the NPR link, for example). Finally, that graph in the blog post is misleading:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/politics/las-vegas-shooting-gun-claims-fact-check.html Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 11, 2018 at 12:16 pm Matt my statement on Chicago is correct. The Chicago Detective Division produced an Annual Murder Analysis. It was a detailed record of who, what, when ,where and how murders were committed. When its findings became too controversial (black crime was the predominant cause of the murder rate) the politicians stopped the report as it became impossible to blame guns with these facts published every year. Copies of this report are in the Chicago Library or at least were. I obtained my copies directly from the Detective Division. July 11, 2018 at 3:09 pm No, Thomas, the mainstream media is not “liberal biased.” That is a conservative myth. What’s biased are sources like Fox News, Breitbart, and other conservative news outlets which skew facts to fit their slant on the media. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

New homeless arrest and reachout database

first_img JA Computer Solutions has relased its new Homeless Arrest & Reachout database – HARTS (Homeless Arrest & Reachout Tracking System). The system lets organisations keep track of all clients, with standard reviews, full CAT analysis and full statistical analysis of client contacts. It also allows for the database to be updated in the field using Palm Pilots to record details for uploading when the case worker returns to the office. By utilizing the Palm Pilot option, charities will be able to keep up-to-date, correct information on all clients who pass through their care. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New homeless arrest and reachout database Howard Lake | 25 June 2003 | Newslast_img read more

Canadian photographer killed by barrel bomb in Aleppo

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Syria News Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Canadian freelance photographer Ali Mustafa was killed by a barrel bomb in the Aleppo district Al-Hadariyeh on 9 March while photographing the death and destruction cause by an earlier bomb. Seven other people were killed.Mustafa, 30, had gone to Syria to cover the suffering of the civilian population in Aleppo, of late the target of a wave of barrel bombs – barrels packed with explosives that government forces drop from low-flying aircraft.Born in Toronto of immigrant parents of Pakistani and Portuguese origin, he had been covering the Middle East for several years and had closely followed the Arab uprisings that began in 2011.A wake was held for him yesterday evening in Toronto.Mustafa was the 9th foreign journalist to be killed in Syria since the start of the uprising in March 2011. A total of 28 Syrian journalists and more than 100 citizen journalists have been killed in connection with their reporting in the past three years. Syria is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. March 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Canadian photographer killed by barrel bomb in Aleppo News Organisation Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists center_img Receive email alerts Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News March 8, 2021 Find out more to go further News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Former LG Of J&K GC Murmu Appointed As CAG [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesFormer LG Of J&K GC Murmu Appointed As CAG [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Aug 2020 10:35 AMShare This – x Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). Murmu, the First Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, had resigned from the post yesterday. The President has also appointed former Union minister Manoj Sinha as LG of J&K to replace him.The present CAG Rajiv Mehrishi is turning 65 on August 8. The President of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). Murmu, the First Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, had resigned from the post yesterday. The President has also appointed former Union minister Manoj Sinha as LG of J&K to replace him.The present CAG Rajiv Mehrishi is turning 65 on August 8. The President of India has appointed Murmu as CAG with effect from the date he assumes charge.GC Murmu was an officer of the Indian Administrative Service.   CAG -Constitutional and Statutory ProvisionsArticle 148 of the Constitution of India deals with the appointment of Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.Duties and Powers of the Comptroller and Auditor-GeneralComptroller and Auditor-General’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971 provides the Term, Salary, Functions of the the Comptroller and Auditor-General. As per the Act, CAG shall hold office for a term of six years from the date on which he assumes such office. However, on attaining the age of sixty-five years before the expiry of the said term of six years, he has to vacate such office on the date on which he attains the said Age. The Act also lists the functions to be performed by CAG as follows:Comptroller and Auditor General to compile accounts of Union and StatesComptroller and Auditor General to prepare and submit accounts to the President Governors of States and Administrators of Union territories having Legislative Assemblies Comptroller and Auditor General to give information and render assistance to the Union and States General provisions relating to audit Audit of receipts and expenditure of bodies or authorities substantially financed from Union or State Revenues Functions of Comptroller and Auditor General in the case of grants or loans given to other authorities or bodiesAudit of receipts of Union or of States Audit of accounts of stores and stock Powers of Comptroller and Auditor General in connection with audit of accountsAudit of Government companies and corporations Laying of reports in relation to accounts of Government companies and corporationsAudit of accounts of certain authorities or bodiesClick here to Read/Download NotificationRead NotificationSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Cooper Energy signs gas supply agreement with O-I

first_img Cooper Energy signs agreement with O-I. (Credit: FreeImages/outgunned21) Cooper Energy announces it has signed a new gas supply agreement with O-I for the supply of 1 PJ per annum for two years commencing 1 January 2021.The gas is to be supplied from the company’s equity share of production from its Casino Henry operations. (Cooper Energy 50% interest and Operator with the balance held by Mitsui E&P Australia and its associated entities). The agreement includes an option for an extension of a further 3 years.The contract is Cooper Energy’s third gas sales agreement with O-I, an industrial gas user which is Australia’s largest manufacturer of glass container products. O-I committed to the inaugural gas supply agreement for the Sole Gas Project (a life of field agreement for 1 PJ per annum) in 2015 and previously contracted gas supply from Casino Henry for the 2019 calendar year.Cooper Energy Managing Director David Maxwell said the company was very pleased to have secured an additional agreement with O-I.“O-I were our first gas customer and we are delighted at the opportunity this contract has presented to deepen our commercial relationship. It is also the first agreement for supply in 2021 from our offshore Otway operations, where we are investing to build our gas business further” said Mr Maxwell.Cooper Energy, together with Mitsui, recently acquired the idle Minerva Gas Plant to establish a low-cost gas processing hub for their existing offshore Otway gas production and new discoveries such as Annie.The plant is expected to receive its first gas from Casino Henry in the first half of calendar 2021.The gas sales agreement with O-I provides for flexibility in processing arrangements, and the provision of gas on a firm basis once supply from the Minerva Gas Plant is established. Prior to that date, processing of gas from Casino Henry will remain at the Iona Gas Plant.Mr Maxwell said the new contract was consistent with Cooper Energy’s gas contracting strategy.“We have chosen to focus our business on supply agreements with utility and blue-chip industrial customers that feature the right combination of price, term and load factor to deliver stable long-term cash flow and efficient production. This agreement is another example and we look forward to securing additional agreements in 2020” he said.The contracted volume is approximately 17% of Cooper Energy’s share of Casino Henry 2020 gas production of 6 petajoules. Cooper Energy expects to initiate marketing for other volumes of Casino Henry 2021 gas production prior to 30 June 2020. Source: Company Press Release The gas is to be supplied from the company’s equity share of production from its Casino Henry operationslast_img read more

Royal Navy’s Deputy Fleet Commander Visits UKHO

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Commander View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Deputy View post tag: fleet The Royal Navy’s Deputy Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Philip Jones CB, visited the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) last Wednesday, 18 July, to see at first hand the navigational services and charts that the organisation provides for the world’s mariners.A key UKHO objective is “To deliver the Hydrographic Services which enable the Royal Navy and other UK Defence forces to meet current and potential operational tasks”. This increasingly encompasses support to other National Security interests, an example of which has been recent UKHO products delivered in support of Olympic Games security. A significant part of the visit was therefore spent within the dedicated Defence section in the Office looking at operational and security work.Vice Admiral Jones’ visit also included briefing on the latest improvements to chart data processing and the development plans for digital services and products including the Admiralty e-Navigator service and the electronic chart service Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS). A tour of the UKHO’s facilities enabled him to meet many of the skilled staff involved in all aspects of the production process of digital and paper charts.On completion of his visit, Vice Admiral Jones remarked: “Throughout my naval career I have relied completely upon Admiralty charts and publications for safe navigation. I am also grateful for the increasingly more detailed and specific defence related products and services that are central to the operational commander’s modern decision making tools. I have been particularly pleased to see that the voice of the seagoer for navigational safety and operational requirements is continually and consistently reflected in the plans and outputs of the UKHO. The Royal Navy is certainly being well served”.UK National Hydrographer, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, said: “We are delighted to have our prime Defence user on site and to have his clear interest and support for our work in support of the mariner. This has been a great opportunity to brief on and to gain feedback about the use of our products and services in the Royal Navy’s global operations.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 31, 2012; Image: UKHO Authorities Share this article View post tag: UKHO Royal Navy’s Deputy Fleet Commander Visits UKHO Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy’s Deputy Fleet Commander Visits UKHO View post tag: Navy View post tag: visits July 31, 2012 View post tag: Royallast_img read more

University pays living wage

first_imgThe University of Oxford this week agreed to pay all direct employees a living wage with immediate effect. This move means an increase in the salaries of all the Universities’ lowest paid direct employees, both casual and full-time, to £7.45 an hour.This decision represents a substantial victory for the Living Wage Campaign which has been in operation since 2006. The campaign has gained support from University staff and students as well as other universities up and down the country. The campaign has fought to increase the wages of those on the bottom rung of the University’s payroll.The figure of £7.45, which comprises the ‘living wage’, is calculated by taking into account the basic rate of living, which is higher than the current government-implemented minimum wage of £6.31. This figure rises to £8.55 for those employed in London.Daniel Turner, press officer for the Oxford University Labour Club, told Cherwell “We’re naturally very pleased that the University has agreed to pay all direct employees a living wage. OULC members have worked hard alongside the Living Wage Campaign, and we will continue to agitate for fairer pay for college staff and for those employed indirectly by the university.“The Labour-controlled City Council is a living wage employer, and Labour’s 2013 manifesto for Oxfordshire calls for the County Council to do the same. Our work is part of a broader movement in Labour Students to spread the living wage in Britain’s universities, with several major successes so far.”Sarah Santhosham, OUSU charities chair told Cherwell, “For many years the OUSU Living Wage Campaign has been pressing for staff employed by the University and its Colleges to be paid an amount that they can afford to live on, in collaboration with many student groups, community groups, the Council and most importantly the workers themselves.“It is a very welcome development that all directly employed staff are now being paid a Living but the problem of poverty pay still persists for the hundreds of contracted workers at the University and much remains to be done. The OUSU campaign will keep on fighting for these changes, while actively continuing to support campaigns run by studentsacross the Colleges.”The university’s recent decision does not affect those indirectly working for them, such as the employees of contractors. In a document published on the 15th March by the university’s personnel services it was stated that “The Personnel Committee has made no commitments relating to future increases in the Living Wage or to employees of contractors who are working on university premises. A working party will be set up to consider how to assist departments who wish to pay the Living Wage to the employees of university contractors.”The document went on to state that “A working group is being set up to consider how best to assist departments who wish to ensure that staff of contractors working on university premises are paid at the Living Wage. More information on this will be available in due course.”last_img read more