Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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2021-07-12

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Atlanta diocese calls all towards The Beloved Community

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Oct 27, 2014 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing October 28, 2014 at 11:10 am Bishop Wright is a true man of God who speaks with the prophetic voice of love, truth andreconciliation. Let those with ears hear. Comments are closed. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Atlanta diocese calls all towards The Beloved Community Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Andrew Mullins says: Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events [Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Georgia’s first African-American Episcopal bishop called on a cathedral filled with Episcopalians – and many more around Middle and North Georgia linked by video stream — to remember and repent of the church’s complicity in the sin of slavery and in the conditions that followed.Bishop Rob Wright opened the Oct. 22 service in silence and with a somber prayer. Nearly 800 people gathered at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta for a Service of Repentance and Reconciliation hosted by the Diocese of Atlanta’s Beloved Community: the Commission on Dismantling Racism.Courtesy of the Cathedral of St. Philip, the service can be viewed now here.Following is Bishop Wright’s sermon text:“I will bless the Lord at all times, God’s praise shall continually be in my mouth.”  In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.Good evening! Greetings to you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And greetings on behalf of the 110 worshiping communities that are the Episcopal Church in Middle and North Georgia. We are brought together tonight, here at the Cathedral and around the diocese through live streaming, by the members of The Beloved Community: the Commission for Dismantling Racism. These courageous and insightful men and women have gathered us so that we might be in compliance with a General Convention Resolution of 2006 which invites us to “…make a full, faithful and informed accounting of our history… including the complicity of the Episcopal Church in the sin of slavery, segregation, discrimination and their aftermath.” And, that we would again fulfill our promise made at baptism: That faced with the fact of our sins, we “would repent and return to the Lord.”Important as this is, we are here for a more profound reason. After all, commissions and confessions, resolutions and services of repentance and reconciliation are about one thing in the end. They’re about equipping the church to be The Beloved Community. That’s what this evening is about. That’s what Baptism is about. That’s what the Eucharist is about. We are here to be refreshed by our calling as people of water and Spirit, here to remember who we are and whose we are.Acknowledging and laying asideYou remember “The Beloved Community.” It’s that phrase that Dr. King popularized. It’s the acknowledgement that practicing the love exemplified by Jesus of Nazareth can, has, will transform opposers into friends and bring about miracles in people’s hearts. The Beloved Community seeks to describe the reality that good is created, locally and cosmically when people practice Christian love through reconciliation and redemption. And that the practice of Christian love generates a unique goodwill that transforms old-age gloom into new-age exuberant gladness. If nothing else, friends, tonight remember Beloved Community work begins with us acknowledging and “laying aside the weight and the sin that entangles us and running with patience… looking to Jesus the perfecter and finisher of our faith.”Tonight is the Diocese of Atlanta, once more, taking up the work of being the Beloved Community. And, to accomplish this work, our first commitment must be to look back together.God would not have us to be blind to who we have been and what we have done to each other. Just the opposite. I was reminded just this evening how poignant this service is: 51 years ago the newspaper reported that Dr. King’s son was refused admission to the Lovett School, which was then housed on this campus. And the bishop then, Bishop Randolph Claiborne, refused to issue a statement about race, except to uphold the policy of segregation and to wonder “why a Baptist would want to go to school with Episcopalians.” You might be interested to know that I have on one of Bishop Claiborne’s vestments tonight. I believe you can rewrite old narratives. And you might be interested to know that it was a white priest, Father Morris, who confronted the bishop about desegregating the schools and the diocese, and who ultimately lost his license to serve as a priest in Atlanta as retribution for his actions.We have to look back. But to look back as the Beloved Community is to see through the lens of repentance at the times when we have not loved the Lord or our neighbors with our whole heart. And through the eyes of reconciliation: “What was lost is now found, what was dead is now alive. Your sins are forgiven.” Without the twin virtues of repentance and reconciliation there is only the brittle, scared silence we maintain as we walk around each other on eggshells.To look back at the history of Georgia with a courageous and objective eye is to see Africans sold into slavery by Africans and brought to Georgia by Europeans. It is to see human beings enslaved and strategically stripped of language, religion, culture and family. It is to see both the law and the church betray their ideals. It is to see immeasurable wealth created for individuals, businesses, churches and communities because of stolen labor. But not only that: As time marched on, it is to see human beings unchained from physical shackles only to be chained to poverty and illiteracy and discarded like rusty farm equipment. In modern times, it is to see the prison industrial complex of today replace the housing projects and plantations of yesterday. Then there are the rampant executions of black men and teenagers by vigilantes and police alike that produce rivers of tears and mountains of bitterness. To say nothing of the voter suppression movement that is happening in Georgia as I speak. This is because the number of black and brown people is increasing and the number of white people is decreasing. In Georgia, for the first time, white children are the new minority.The forgetful community, or the Beloved Community?Because all of this is dangerous to see and to speak about, some choose to be the forgetful community rather than the Beloved Community. Why? Because we wonder silently if Christian fellowship is durable enough for these kinds of conversations. Because we wonder if reconciliation isn’t just a word only used on Sundays. Because we’re Southerners, and this is just too unpleasant. The forgetful community argues that if we keep a blind eye and choose mass amnesia, then in some distant future all the brutality and blood of our past will simply evaporate, leaving a more polite narrative. They would rather expunge our history than process it. They call this a post-racial society. I call it the Etch-a- Sketch approach to human relationships.Spiritually this would be the equivalent of erasing Jesus’ betrayal, beating and bloody death in favor of a sanitized Easter story. They would make Jesus a hologram holy man without nail holes. But it is precisely His nail holes that give His command to forgive, not to forget and to love enemy rather than to shame enemy for all of its persuasive power.God is a genius! This is what it means to be the Beloved Community. Here is a word for oppressor and oppressed alike. Each week in our churches we come together to remember Christ’s life, death and resurrection. All of it! We do this so we can hear and know and trust that pain and guilt and shame don’t have to have the last word. That though we may be found culpable, there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. Though we have colluded with systems of oppression, “where the Spirit is, now there is liberty.” Whether victim or oppressor, this is the opportunity of tonight. That remembering the past and then remembering God’s ability to make gold out of garbage, we press on. So, enveloped in the durable belovedness that flows first from God and then from person to person, the Beloved Community takes some risks together. We pledge to look and see together. And we pledge to allow what has been un-discussable now be discussed. This, the prophet Isaiah says, is the righteousness that God calls us to.Choose judgment, or mercy?After twenty-four months, I am happy to say I have visited the majority of our worshiping communities. And I have seen the Cross of Jesus on display in each place. But I wonder, if in addition to the Cross, maybe every church also needs to have some reminder of the Apostle Paul. You remember Paul. We first meet him watching Stephen be stoned in Jerusalem. He was oppressor, an abuser. He wrongfully incarcerated Christians. He did these things because his professional ambitions caused him to compromise on respecting the dignity of every human being.But one bright day he met the risen Christ. After that he met the Beloved Community in Damascus. And at his coming, that Beloved Community had an immense choice to make.Should they listen to their suspicions or make room for an exception? Should they be exclusively a community of friends or friends with the larger community. Should they choose judgment or should they choose mercy? We know the end of the story. They choose mercy over judgment. They choose to draw their circle wider. They choose to “repair the breach.” The very man Paul sought to destroy became the man who demonstrated for Paul what it meant to choose compassion over fear, and reconciliation over estrangement. That seemingly benign act, by one person, almost 2,000 years ago set loose on the world the most prolific spokesperson for reconciliation the world has ever known.If we are to move forward as a church and state, we have a choice to make today. Like the Beloved Community in Damascus, will we tame our suspicions and prejudices and move towards each other, or will we fortify the distance that fear and enmity demand? The peace that Jesus brings does not make things easy or placid. His peace shakes things up until we are holding on to Him and Him alone for dear life. Without the work of the Beloved Community back in Damascus, there would be no Beloved Community here and now. Because of their repentance and reconciliation work then, Paul would later confess, “I was a persecutor of the church but by the grace of God, God’s grace was not in vain and so I labor….”The response to grace is action. And grace on the ground becomes justice. And so this Service of Repentance and Reconciliation must not be a cheap grace. Yes, we must examine our hearts and attitudes and confess our polite hostility towards one another. But we shouldn’t stop there. Our world is made up of systems. And systems are always more immoral than individuals. Bureaucracies are belligerent. And so today, we should understand that we are being expelled from this gathering to actively dismantle systemic evil wherever we find it. In the church, among those who hold the public trust, in financial systems and in our schools. And to be clear, what is being asked of us tonight is more than financial charity. Like Dr. King told us, we must not only praise the Good Samaritan for bandaging the wounds of the stranger. But it is the church’s work, the Beloved Community’s work, to ask why the economic system is such that on the Jericho road crime is an attractive option for young people? What are the schools like in the Jericho road community? Is there a decent living wage in Jericho?This gathering is more expulsion than it is anything else. And so on a night like this, I remember Jesus’ one-word sermon to his disciples. It was simply “Go. ” Go healing, go trusting, go planting, go to enemy territory, go naming demons and casting them out, and go tearing down strong holds.But as we go He told us this, “Greater is He who is in me than he that is in the world.”There is spiritual wickedness in high and low places. But our wrestling is more with the principalities and powers of this world than it is with each other. It may sound like a feeble sending off to the unschooled ear, given the velocity and ferocity of the world. But that’s what it means to be the Beloved Community too. To feel “afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.When the Bible finishes its story of God and of people of fear and love, of repentance and reconciliation, we are left with one image. And that is of a great gathering of people, a family reunion. Every nation, language and tribe are there. We’ve all got long white robes on and palm branches in our hands. And we’re singing, all of us. Singing together like one fantastic choir, singing, “Thanksgiving, power and might be to God forever!” And what we’re told is that in this place there is no hunger and no homelessness, no wealth and no war. And in that place neither are there any more tears! Just us finally together. No divisions. With God. In God. Raindrops returning to the ocean. Reconciled. Restored. Repaired. Rejoicing. What we have now beloved, is the grace of knowing that we can speed up this day with our words and with our deeds.“I want to walk as a child of the light; I want to follow Jesus. God set the stars to give light to the world; the star of my life is Jesus. In him there is no darkness at all; the night and the day are both alike. The Lamb is the light of the city of God. Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.”Thanks be to God!                                                                                            Hymn text by Kathleen Thomerson Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments (4) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Joyce Wilding says: John Andsrews says: Rector Albany, NY October 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm AMEN………….AMEN AND AMEN Curate Diocese of Nebraska October 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm Bishop Wright’s poetic and candid reflections with his 3 R’s- Reconcile, Restore and Rejoice evoke hope for righteous justice in our local, regional, national and international Beloved Communities! Let all the people say: AMEN. Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon Richard Miller says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 October 28, 2014 at 6:42 am Bishop Wright’s message is courageous and brilliant, may God bless his leadership and ministry! Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

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2021-06-20

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Tres Amores House / Studio Saxe

first_img Area:  515 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Andres Garcia LachnerDesign Director:Benjamin G. SaxeClient:The Srebnick FamilyBuilder:JIMACOStructural Engineer:Sotela Alfaro Ltda.Electromechanical Engineer:CIEM ElecromecanicaCity:NosaraCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerRecommended ProductsUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Charred Timber House frames views of the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica Studio Saxe was commissioned to design a family home perched on the hilltops of the town of Nosara Costa Rica, that would blend and hide within its natural surroundings whilst opening to the dramatic ocean and mountain views. Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerConcept. Two extended horizontal roof planes provide protection from the natural elements and create large terraces that bring the outside in. A tall vertical volume of circulation interrupts the rooflines and joins all parts of the dwelling. Dark and matte materials were taken as inspiration from the surrounding natural landscape to create a harmonious dialogue between the dwelling and the lush mountain it now belongs to.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerDesign. Due to the constrained nature of the size of the site, Studio Saxe decided to create a house composed of two floors that in turn are staggered to break the mass of the dwelling. Living public spaces below are linked to private bedrooms above by a dramatic vertical core that provides the entrance of the home and a moment of intense connection to the framed views of the ocean. Softer interior spaces are juxtaposed to harsher textured exterior cladding of charred teak wood and black framed windows. Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerConstruction. The construction method of this dwelling came directly from understanding the capability of the soil to hold weight and the seismic conditions that exist in Costa Rica. Together with engineers Studio Saxe decided to create a lightweight steel structure that would pre-cut off site and assembled quickly and efficiently on the site. Teak wood is a prevalent material in the area which is sustainably resourced, and thus the studio and the client wanted to explore the possibility of giving longevity to this natural material by exploring the ancient technique of charring it and finishing with special natural oils. This blend of ancient and new technologies creates an architecture that is both topical and timeless.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSustainability. Studio Saxe begins every design process with a careful analysis of the phenomenological site conditions and then explores ways of integrating client dreams and comforts within the natural habitat. Bioclimatic Design creates the ideal technical design process to scientifically understand wind patterns, sun exposure, temperature, and many other aspects to then shape the design intelligently to adapt to these conditions without the use of active energy measures.  The Tres Amores House uses the power of the sun to heat water, minimize energy consumption, as well as recycles water through filters, and utilizes state of the art treatment plant systems. This design is a clear reflection of an approach to design that combines high tech preemptive design with low tech construction methods.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerProject gallerySee allShow lessCarlos García Vázquez: “The Modern Urbanism Has Rediscovered Traditional Cities”InterviewsCabins and Chalets: Secluded Homes in the Czech CountrysideArticles Share Photographs Costa Rica 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945289/tres-amores-house-studio-saxe Clipboard Save this picture!© Andres Garcia Lachner+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses•Nosara, Costa Rica ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945289/tres-amores-house-studio-saxe Clipboard Year:  Tres Amores House / Studio SaxeSave this projectSaveTres Amores House / Studio Saxe Tres Amores House / Studio Saxe Architects: Studio Saxe Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio SaxeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNosaraOn FacebookCosta RicaPublished on August 07, 2020Cite: “Tres Amores House / Studio Saxe” 07 Aug 2020. 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2021-06-17

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Whitewater wins two new accounts

first_imgThe MS Society has recently appointed a new directorate and has ambitious growth plans for the immediate future. Whitewater wins two new accounts Direct marketing specialist Whitewater has won two new accounts: emmaus UK and Multiple Sclerosis SocietyEmmaus will be using the agency to drive rapid growth in its direct marketing programme. Head of fundraising Kieron Kettleton said: Emmaus is currently at a particularly exciting time, embarking on a new phase of growth with the aim of opening seven new Emmaus Communities by 2010, bringing the total to 20. Our direct marketing programme is integral to this growth strategy and we’re confident that Whitewater is the right agency to help us deliver our ambitious objectives.The MS Society has appointed two strategic partners: Spencer du Bois will build the charity’s brand awareness and salience by developing nbrand position and identity and Whitewater will be responsible for growing individual donor income. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 May 2007 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Individual giving  21 total views,  2 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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2021-06-16

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Dr. King and Black lives today

first_imgIf the great Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would unequivocally lend his name and support to the national protests being called in his honor against racism and especially police terror. Beginning on Jan. 15, the 87th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth, protests will begin all over the country culminating on Jan. 19, the federal King holiday won in 1986 through mass protests.These four days of demonstrations — be they marches, rallies, direct actions, no work, no school, or forums and other gatherings — are part and parcel of the two-month-old uprising against police brutality that began on Nov. 24 when a St. Louis, Mo., grand jury refused to indict Darren Wilson, a white cop, for murdering Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American, on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. The uprising intensified after this racist slap in the face repeated itself on Dec. 3, when a Staten Island, N.Y., grand jury refused to indict another white cop, Daniel Pantaleo, for the chokehold murder, captured on videotape, of another African American, 43-year-old Eric Garner.Despite the cold, wintry weather, activists, especially the youth, have maintained an ongoing presence with die-ins, school walkouts, blocking of traffic, takeovers of police precincts and other acts of defiance to demand that Black lives matter. The Ferguson National Response Network is centralizing numerous Jan. 15-19 protests from around the country on its website.In New York City, the People’s Power Assembly, Occu-Evolve and others are organizing a strike against racism on Jan. 15. Various boroughs will be holding actions in the morning, followed by a vigil at the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan to pay homage to enslaved Africans whose unpaid labor helped build the international financial district of Wall Street. Actions will also take place at 1 Police Plaza and the Manhattan Correctional Center. A rally will be held at City Hall followed by a protest at Grand Central Station, a major transportation hub. Families of murdered police victims will be participating at some of these actions. The Baltimore PPA is also holding a strike against racism on Jan. 15.Major marches will be taking place in Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, New York and elsewhere on Jan. 19. Go to peoplespower.net for more details.Regardless of whether one followed Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence or not, no one can deny that he was an activist who believed that only the direct intervention of the masses can create real social change.Dr. King was a firm believer in putting deeds before words. He not only believed in civil rights, but also in workers’ rights. An assassin’s bullet tragically took his life at the age of 39 on April 4, 1968, while he was supporting the right of Black sanitation workers to unionize for better working conditions and a living wage in Memphis, Tenn.#ReclaimMLK on Twitter reflects the growing national momentum to usher in 2015 as a year of resistance, first and foremost against police brutality but also regarding other issues related to racist repression, like mass incarceration, gentrification and low wages, and challenging the attacks on public education, health care and other basic services.Workers World Party stands in solidarity with the Ferguson Action Response Network pledge that reads in part: “This pledge is in defense of ALL Black lives. We stand with Black men and women. We act when Black Queer and Trans lives are threatened. We defend the rights of our Black family when we are poor, disabled and incarcerated. I will elevate their names.” (engage.fergusonaction.com)The legacy of Dr. King will be felt not only Jan. 15-19 but throughout the year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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2021-06-15

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Why U.S. and Saudi Arabia back Rohingya in Myanmar

first_imgBritish colonial forces in Myanmar, known at the time as Burma.Demonstrations, protests and online petitions have appeared worldwide to defend the struggle of the Rohingya people who have been driven from Myanmar into exile. What is of concern is that political forces with no history of or interest in defending the rights of these oppressed people, including the U.S. and Saudi regimes, have joined this effort.While he was threatening People’s Korea, Iran and Venezuela in his United Nations speech, U.S. President Donald Trump also demanded that the U.N. Security Council take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya population.U.S. government officials, including U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Vice President Mike Pence, have called for immediate action and delivery of humanitarian aid to the Rohingya.Since Washington and Riyadh are inflicting a murderous war on millions of people in Yemen, not to mention in other parts of the world, working-class movements and anti-imperialist forces around the globe are asking what is behind their sudden concern for a small ethnic group in Southeast Asia. Could it have something to do with geopolitical maneuvering in Myanmar between China and the U.S.?As a huge developing economy with central planning, significant state ownership and cash reserves, China is in a position to offer extensive infrastructure development. China’s One Belt One Road project and other economic plans are attracting great interest.U.S. policy is increasingly geared toward disrupting these development plans with vastly expanded militarization and regional wars. This is the strategy behind the Pentagon’s “Pivot to Asia.” A Western network of nongovernmental organizations and Saudi-backed extremists are part of the disruption.Myanmar and the RohingyaMyanmar, earlier called Burma, is a formerly colonized, underdeveloped and extremely diverse nation of 51 million people. It has 135 distinct ethnic groups among its eight nationalities.Myanmar is a resource-rich, strategically important country bordering China, Bangladesh, India, Thailand and Laos. It’s important to Wall Street banks and U.S. policy makers as a major exporter of natural gas, and there are plans to make it a conduit for oil.Within Myanmar, the Rohingya people are an oppressed ethnic group of approximately 1 million people. A majority of Rohingya are Muslim, though they make up less than half of Myanmar’s Muslim population, which is scattered throughout the mostly Buddhist country.The Rohingya are considered stateless. They live in the state of Rakhine, on the Bay of Bengal, and share a long border with Bangladesh.In articles on Myanmar and the Rohingya, Reuters News (tinyurl.com/y7euzhbe, Dec. 16, 2016), Chicago Tribune (tinyurl.com/ya469nrx, Aug. 31), Wall Street Journal (tinyurl.com/yaw8fsa8, Sept. 13) and the think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (tinyurl.com/y8khtzns, Sept. 7), all reported Saudi support for the Rohingya struggle.The group carrying out armed resistance in Myanmar, known as Harakah al-Yaqin (HaY, Faith Movement in Arabic) and now called the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, is headquartered in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Ataullah abu Ammar Junjuni, a Pakistani national who lived in Saudi Arabia, is the leader of ARSA. This group led a coordinated attack on 30 Myanmar military posts on Aug. 25.The Myanmar military responded with a wave of repressive attacks on the Rohingya that drove tens of thousands of people over the border.U.S./Saudi crimes in YemenMeanwhile, the Saudi kingdom is carrying out a genocidal war on Yemen, enforcing a blockade of food and aid against the poorest country in Southwest Asia. This war is only possible using U.S.-made jet aircraft and bombs. The Saudi military cannot fly its own jet aircraft or carry out bombing runs without direct U.S. assistance and in-air refueling. In addition, the Pentagon is now carrying out at least one covert strike every two days in Yemen.Yemen is caught in “the world’s largest hunger crisis,” which is “man-made” and is starving “an entire generation.” (Washington Post, May 19)  According to U.N. figures, more than 7 million Yemenis are close to famine.The World Health Organization has warned of “the worst cholera outbreak in the world” in Yemen. (CNN, Oct. 4) The U.N. counted 777,229 cholera cases as of Oct. 2, many of them in children.Saudi bombing of sanitation and sewage infrastructure in this impoverished country is a major cause of the deadly epidemic. Yet this desperate crisis was not on the U.N.’s agenda, and is barely mentioned in the media as world leaders met in New York in September. The media focus was on Trump’s talk of aiding the Rohingya.The U.S. State Department has pledged to provide “emergency shelter, food security, nutritional assistance, health assistance, psychosocial support, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, social inclusion, non-food items, disaster and crisis risk reduction, restoring family links, and protection to over 400,000 displaced persons in Burma and in Bangladesh.” (tinyurl.com/y9l5jzjk)Remember that the U.S. military is engaged in bombing, drone attacks, targeted assassinations and starvation sanctions against at least eight Muslim countries on any given day: Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan.The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides no rights for any of the peoples living within its borders. Minority religious communities and millions of immigrant workers, even after living there for generations, are not counted as citizens. Its vast oil wealth is owned by one family: the House of Saud.Saudi Arabia has played its reactionary role by funding extremist groups, often with the quiet support of the U.S., in Afghanistan, Syria and across the Middle East. Increasingly in South Asia, Saudi-influenced political and religious extremism is having an impact.Saudi Arabia spends over $1 billion to fund 560 Wahhabi mosques and Islamic centers in Bangladesh, which borders  Myanmar. This means a new center of reaction in almost every village and town in Bangladesh. Similar funding has been long underway in India and Pakistan.U.S. pivot to AsiaU.S. and Saudi support for the Muslim Rohingya is based on the U.S. declared “pivot to Asia.” For U.S. strategists, it is a way to block Chinese influence in a strategic region.Eighty percent of China’s needed oil and much of its trade passes through the Malacca Straits — a narrow choke-point between Indonesia and Singapore — and into the increasingly tense South China Sea. U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups stationed there could easily blockade this movement of needed resources.To counter U.S. aggressive moves, China’s development programs are aimed at diversifying and finding ways around a direct confrontation with U.S. military power.China is building a deep-sea port, industrial park, and gas and oil pipelines at Kyauk Pyu in Myanmar on the Bay of Bengal. This would provide China with an alternative route for energy imports from the Middle East that avoids the Malacca Straits. The multibillion-dollar construction project is also enormously beneficial to Myanmar’s economy, aiding development of its gas fields. U.S. and Saudi intervention in the escalating Rahingya struggle threatens this development project.There is no region in the developing world, whether in Asia, Africa or Latin America, where U.S. imperialism, in its present stage of decay, plans to assist desperately needed economic development. The U.S. economy is geared to super-profits through war, weapons sales and onerous debt. U.S. imperialism can only continue its domination by disrupting the development of any potential competitors or economic bloc of competitors.Divide-and-rule tacticsBy consciously supporting and inflaming both sides of a national struggle, the cynical Western imperialist powers are employing a longtime divide-and-rule tactic meant to dominate a whole region by becoming the outside arbiter.U.S. imperialists have done this in many international crises. In Iraq, the U.S. built bases in the Kurdish region while claiming to support the unity of the Iraqi state. Playing on this division has strengthened the ruinous involvement of the Pentagon in the region.In the Philippines a sudden insurgency of a minority Muslim population on the island of Mindanao has become the latest excuse for the U.S. to offer joint training and stationing of its troops there.Myanmar refugee camps in Bangladesh may become recruitment areas for the Islamic State group (ISIS) and staging grounds for future interventions, said Forbes, a magazine about corporate finance, last July 11.Pentagon plans for expanded intervention, coordinated with Saudi organization and funding, can be seen in this warning by the Center for Strategic and International Studies: “There is legitimate concern that the violence will attract outside forces. Now that thousands of battle-hardened, ISIS-affiliated foreign fighters are seeking new missions beyond a shrinking Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, new opportunities to defend Muslims will inevitably appeal to them.” (tinyurl.com/y8khtzns, Sept. 7)All the countries of the region, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and China, have every interest in a peaceful reconciliation for the Rohingya people. The region needs coordinated development, not the enormous disruption of war.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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2021-06-15

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South Shore Clean Cities to Host Biodiesel and Ethanol Educational Session

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter South Shore Clean Cities to Host Biodiesel and Ethanol Educational Session South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and revitalize northern Indiana by promoting the use of clean fuels and clean-vehicle technologies, on July 15 will host an educational event on biodiesel and ethanol. The session will take place 9-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Purdue Technology Center, 9800 Connecticut Drive, Crown Point, Indiana. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.Reservations can be made at https://www.southshorecleancities.org on the events page or by calling 219-644-3690. The program is part of the Green Fleet Education Sessions, which are held the third Wednesday of each month through November.Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities, said the July 15 event will offer attendees an opportunity to connect with vendors offering alternative fuel vehicles, equipment and conversion systems, and to learn how to improve a vehicle fleet’s carbon footprint. This networking event will explore a variety of alternative fuel vehicles.“As society increases its use of biodiesel, ethanol and alternative fuels, it is important for the general public and government leaders to be updated on clean-vehicle technologies,” he said. “This is an excellent opportunity for members of the community to be able to network and learn about advancing fuel technologies in northern Indiana.”The South Shore Clean Cities Green Fleet Education Sessions provide a connection to exchange ideas, ask questions and build strategic alliances with the green industry. Insight about current and upcoming grant opportunities will be available along with resources on current laws and incentives.South Shore Clean Cities officials also lead Purdue Research Park-based Legacy Environmental Services Inc. SHARE Home Energy South Shore Clean Cities to Host Biodiesel and Ethanol Educational Session By Gary Truitt – Jun 30, 2015 SHARE Previous articleIndiana Crop Losses MountNext articleIndiana Farmers Plant More Soybeans and Less Corn ion 2015 Gary Truittlast_img read more

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2021-06-14

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Turkish cartoonist jailed on insult charge

first_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Organisation Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia The cartoonist Mehmet Düzenli began serving a three-month prison sentence yesterday in the southern city of Alanya on a charge of insulting Adnan Oktar, a controversial Muslim preacher who is well known for his creationist, anti-masonic, anti-Zionist and holocaust-denial views. The sentence was passed by a court in the nearby town of Sirik on 10 April as a result of lawsuit brought by Oktar over a cartoon about him. Düzenli refused to appeal on the grounds that a decision to suspend the sentence would still prevent him from expressing himself freely in his cartoons.“If Mr. Oktar has the right to claim that he is the Mahdi (the redeemer who is supposed to appear at the ‘end times’), I have the right to say that he is lying,” Düzenli said.“Jailing Düzenli over a cartoon is totally unacceptable,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Such a disproportionate sentence is a reminder that Turkey’s penal code often violates the country’s own constitution as well as international conventions on freedom of information. The Turkish authorities must urgently carry out the necessary reforms, including decriminalizing defamation and insult.”Turkey is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News April 2, 2021 Find out more June 13, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Turkish cartoonist jailed on insult charge Newscenter_img News News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

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2021-06-12

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The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Promotes Two Members within its Sales Team

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Make a comment HerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_img Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News center column 5 The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Promotes Two Members within its Sales Team From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 12:24 pm The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Kathy Winterrowd to Travel Industry Sales Manager and Ms. Angel Romero to Catering Sales Manager. Both have excelled in their former roles within the hotel’s sales team and look forward to equally excelling in their new positions.Kathy Winterrowd has been with The Langham Huntington, Pasadena since 2010 in the role of Catering Sales and Service Manager. Last year, Ms. Winterrowd set the record for the highest number of meetings and events booked in one month at the hotel – an impressive 31 events! Her extensive experience in the hospitality industry includes The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, The Athenaeum at The California Institute of Technology and The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa, among others. In her new role as Travel Industry Sales Manager, Ms. Winterrowd will continue to apply her wealth of industry knowledge as she works to bring travel agencies, tour operators, individual travelers and leisure guests to the property.Angel Romero began her career at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena in 2007 where she served as a Front Desk Agent. Ms. Romero was promoted to Front Office Supervisor in 2009 and has served as Catering Sales Administrative Assistant since 2010. In her most recent role, she displayed excellent client services skills while working diligently with our wedding clients and our couples who come back to visit the property on their one year anniversary, flawlessly arranging their stay details. Over the past year, Ms. Romero has been training to become a Catering Sales and Service Manager. Ms. Romero’s exemplary client service skills will continue to be an asset to the sales team as she works to bring meetings and events to the property.“I couldn’t be happier with Kathy and Angel’s performance over these past couple of years,” said Rebecca Huetter, Director of Sales and Marketing. “They have been superstars in their positions and their promotions within the sales team are well deserved. I have every confidence that they will succeed in their new roles and bring increased and diversified business to the hotel.”For more information about The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, please dial (626) 568-3900. The hotel is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena.About The Langham Huntington, PasadenaCapturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. Originally constructed in 1907, the property was recently named the #1 Hotel in Los Angeles by U.S. News & World Report. Situated on 23 acres with grand historic ballrooms and gardens, the hotel features world-class dining, an award-winning spa with Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments, elegant guest rooms and recreational choices such as tennis, walking and bicycle routes and a nearby Nicklaus-designed golf course. For more information, visit http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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2021-06-12

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Favorable Conditions Drive Continued Improvements in Housing Market

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Favorable Conditions Drive Continued Improvements in Housing Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West Freddie Mac Housing Market Multi-Indicator Market Index 2015-10-23 Brian Honea  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Favorable Conditions Drive Continued Improvements in Housing Market Tagged with: Freddie Mac Housing Market Multi-Indicator Market Index October 23, 2015 5,813 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: HUD Extends Deadline for HECMs in Default Next: Housing Outlook Stays Positive Despite Predicted Moderate Economic Expansion Sign up for DS News Daily center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. As consumers purchase more homes, remain current on mortgage payments thanks to low rates, and employment continues to grow, the housing market continues to show improvement, according to data released by Freddie Mac on Friday.Freddie Mac’s Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) showed that the U.S. housing market continued to stabilize as the national MiMi value reached 81.2 as of August 2015. This means that the market is on its outer range of stable housing activity.The MiMi rose 0.27 percent from July to August and has shown a three-month improvement of 2.54 percent, according to Freddie Mac. Year-over-year, the MiM values has increased 6.16 percent and has rebounded 37 percent since the all-time low in October 2010. However, the value is still significantly lower than its high of 121.7.”The nation’s housing market continues to improve riding the wave of the best year in home sales since 2007,” said Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac deputy chief economist. “With the MiMi purchase applications indicator at its highest level in more than seven years we expect home sales to remain strong. Low mortgage rates are fueling the recovery across the country.”The key drivers of the positive MiMi value were the current on mortgage indicator (83.7 points) and the employment indicator (103.3 points), both fell in range and increased 0.60 percent and 1.03 percent from July, respectively.The purchase applications indicator fell at 66.9 points in a weak position, but increased 1.23 percent from last month. The payment-to-income indicator also came in weak at 70.9 points, and fell 2.03 percent from last month.”The nation’s housing market continues to improve riding the wave of the best year in home sales since 2007.”—Len KieferA total of 29 of the 50 states including the District of Columbia had MiMi values in the stable range, with the District of Columbia (103.9), North Dakota (96.9), Hawaii (93.5), Montana (93.2), and Utah (90.3) occupying the top five spots, Freddie Mac reported.Meanwhile, 46 of the 100 metro areas have MiMi values that are stable, with Fresno (99.4), Austin (96.6), Honolulu (94.1), and Salt Lake City (93.3), and Los Angeles (93) occupying the top five spots.”Buoyed by strong employment growth, housing supply is struggling to keep pace with demand, which is driving house prices higher,” Kiefer said. “Fortunately, low mortgage interest rates are helping to keep homebuying affordable for some prospective homebuyers.”Nationwide, housing markets are getting back to their long-term benchmark averages, but they still have room for improvement. We’re expecting housing to sustain its momentum going into yearend, but we’re going to need stronger income growth to carry housing throughout 2016.”Click here to view the full report. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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2021-05-31

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