UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileUACN Property Development Plc is a property investment company in Nigeria that buys, develops, sells, leases and manages commercial and residential accommodation and retail space. The company offers accommodation options in the luxury, premium and classic sectors of the real estate market. UACN Property Development Plc also owns and operates a hotel in Lagos which includes conferencing and banquet facilities. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UACN Property Development Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileE-Tranzact International Plc is a technology company in Nigeria offering services for electronic transaction switching and payment processing. The company has operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and the United Kingdom. E-Tranzact International Plc has established partnerships with universities, government authorities, parastatals, financial institutions, technology firms and aviation companies offering solutions for everything from cash dispensing machines and international money transfers to payments of salaries and third parties. BankIT is an alternative payment option that is accessible through multiple electronic channels; eTranzact CorporatePay allows private organisations and government agencies to automatically handle third party and salary payments; mCommerce is a mobile banking application; eRemit is an online international money transfer service; eTranzact Strong Authentication provides two-factor authentication for ATM, POS, mobile and web transactions; ATM CardlexCash is a global payment network; eTranzact WebConnect accepts and processes merchant payments; eTranzact PayOutlet allows merchants to collect payments from customers through eTranzact branches. eTranzact International is a subsidiary of eTranzact Global Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. E-Tranzact International Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Posted May 24, 2019 The steeple on Christ Church Cathedral, Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast taken from the auction room in Cape Coast Castle where slaves were sold.[Diocese of Atlanta] Ever since she was 12 years old, growing up in Guyana, St. Simon’s parishioner Claudette Seales, now 70, dreamed about visiting Ghana – in part because of the murmurings among family members that this is where her ancestors had originated, before they were forcibly brought to South America as part of the transatlantic slave trade.Over the decades of her life, Seales moved to the U.S., started a family with her husband, and worked her way through college and a career. For a long time, that impetus to visit Africa lay dormant — until recently, when she came across a blurb about the Ghana Pilgrimage on the Diocese of Atlanta website and decided to apply.“It wasn’t something that my church sponsored or talked about or told me about. It was just destiny,” she said. The dream had been reignited.Seales was one of 15 faithful travelers from different backgrounds and experiences across the diocese who embarked at the end of April – fittingly, a week after Easter Sunday, with its themes of deep despair transforming into hope and absolution – on this year’s pilgrimage to Cape Coast, Ghana, a former hub of the transatlantic slave trade. The trip also happened to take place during the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship of enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia.An annual tradition in the diocese, the Ghana Pilgrimage offers participants the opportunity to confront one of the ugliest facets of history: slavery, and the devastating repercussions of institutionalized racism for subsequent generations in both Western Africa and the Americas.For centuries, tens of thousands of human beings were ripped from their families, homes and livelihoods and forced into brutal living conditions to build up the wealth of their captors. The city of Cape Coast, Ghana, was occupied at various points by colonizing forces from Great Britain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark and Holland.The dungeonOne of the stops on the pilgrimage was Cape Coast Castle, where West African people were held in dungeons before being sold and forced onto ships bound for the Americas.“Those dungeons or detentions are still standing there like ghosts, as if they want to tell the story of their own brutalities that men and women suffered,” Seales said.By all accounts, seeing the castle is a core-rattling experience. During a trip to Ghana in 2009, President Barack Obama described his visit to the castle this way: “I’m reminded of the same feeling I got when I went to Buchenwald with Elie Wiesel. You almost feel as if the walls could speak.”Smithsonian Magazine included this horrifying note about the site: “Guides tell visitors that the walls bear the remnants of the fingernails, skin and blood of those who tried to claw their way out.”Pilgrimage participant Peggy Courtright, a board member of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing since its inception in 2017, said she had visited several memorial sites in the U.S. that honor the victims of slavery and lynching. But seeing the legacy of racism and its heinous machinery far across the ocean inspired a different level of understanding.“Confronting the capacity of human beings to not only be stunningly cruel but to systematize it, creating a system that will continue the cruelty, abuse and murder – we’ve seen it happen over and over again in history,” she said, adding that she was surprised by “how much healing happened in all of us. In ways that I wouldn’t have imagined, in ways that made me sob.”Heaven and hell The Rev. Jeff Jackson, rector at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Carrollton, said that in contrast to other pilgrimages he’s joined, which involved “basking in the spiritual residue of the goodness of the church” — visiting the home of a holy person, for instance, or a place where miracles were said to have taken place — this trip offered the invitation to delve into something much more challenging: “The chance to stand in the footsteps of my spiritual ancestors who committed atrocities, who committed grave sin.” The church very much participated in, and profited from, the slave trade.Jackson said the image that stuck with him most viscerally was the paradox between the dungeon at Cape Coast Castle – “the mouth of hell,” as he saw it – and the haughty regality of the Anglican chapel looming above it. His first thought was that this was a darkly ironic panorama of heaven and hell.“But then I thought, no: the people who were up there in the Anglican church praising God and taking communion together, all while human lives were being systematically dismantled and dehumanized and brutally tortured — those people up there were not in heaven. That’s a different level of hell. When you are completely aware of the atrocities of humanity and yet you do nothing about them, and in fact you revel in them, that is a totally different separation from God. It made me ponder, what are the ways that we are knowingly or unknowingly perpetuating other atrocities?”As a white man raised in the south, Jackson said his fervent interest in, and commitment to, racial reconciliation and community-building has grown out of a willingness to enter into uncomfortable conversations and confront insidious biases and fears planted during childhood.He remembers growing up in rural Alabama and being exposed to racist beliefs that he later learned to question: “Once you start tapping at that root, you realize how deep the root goes,” he said. This process of wrestling with the sins of the past has informed his understanding of faith. “We are complex people. We are not just all good. Spirituality isn’t about the warm and fuzzies; it’s confronting the sin that we hold and the sins of those who have gone before us,” he said. “And not denying the truth but entering into it. That’s a core tenet of our faith – repentance. . . Through repentance, we’re healed, if we’re honest.”Haunted and hallowed The haunted places in Ghana today have become a kind of hallowed ground, as people lay memorial wreaths and pay tribute to the lives destroyed through the devaluation of humanity. As a group, Seales said, “We thanked God for the strength that he gave us as a group to pray, to share our hugs and share our pain, the tears. I think that’s how we got through it. Our group really connected. There was an understanding, every step of the way, that it was not easy.”Courtright said that when she returned home, someone asked her if the trip was “fun.”“I said I don’t know how to answer that. Fun wasn’t really the purpose of the trip,” she said. “I expected a lot of pain and anger. But I did not expect that degree of healing, too. We witnessed a lot, and now it’s our job to come back and witness to others.”These shattering moments of confronting the past and its echoes in the present were intermingled with bittersweet moments of beauty and tenderness – like venturing down the canopy walk through Kakum National Park – as well as the warm, welcoming services the pilgrims attended in local parishes, and the reverberations of jubilant music through the sounds of piano, trumpet, drums and voices joined in song.An equally important facet of the annual pilgrimage is planting the seeds of new relationships. The pilgrims visited six parishes of the Cape Coast Diocese, worshiped with seminarians at St. Nicholas Seminary, and learned from the women’s diocesan ministries. The kindness, generosity and hospitality of those they met, even amid astounding levels of poverty, stood out to the Rev. Angela Shepherd, rector at St. Bartholomew’s in Atlanta.Like Seales, Shepherd had also dreamed about traveling to Ghana – seeking to shadow her ancestors’ path “and bridge the gap in history.” The trip was especially poignant because she was able to share the experience with her adult daughter, who joined the diocese’s cohort.Honoring ancestors The most moving part of the trip for many was the visit to the Last Bath or River of Remembrance in Assin Manso, where those who had been kidnapped were taken before being sold.Seales said that she was able to honor her ancestors by leaving a note on the memorial wall at the Last Bath, after which she received her African name, Akua. “When we returned and met at the Bishop’s Chapel, he welcomed me as Akua. How can I ever forget that?’”Shepherd brought a portrait of her great-great grandmother, Daphene Scales, who was born in 1836 and endured enslavement. In the picture, Daphene clearly bears the deep physical and mental scars of enslavement. “Her eyes look so sad,” Shepherd said. “I placed the photo against the wall in each place where the women were held in Cape Coast Castle and observed a moment of silence.”At the Last Bath, Shepherd stood alongside three other women who had also descended from enslaved people, including her daughter. She unfolded the photo of Daphene and placed it in the river.“It swirled a bit before being taken under and carried away,” she said. “Part of my mission was to bring her home, and I imagined her eyes smiling and rejoicing then.”The tears, and the opportunity to honor these relatives, were a profound catharsis for Shepherd. “I experienced a powerful sense of God’s presence. It was a spiritual moment of reconciliation with history and healing: one that rivals none other in my life.”The palpable sense of survival, and of the enduring human spirit, followed Shepherd home. As she put it, “I am a descendant of those who survived the walk to the Last Bath, the transatlantic journey, and chattel slavery. I am because they were. 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Family House / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & PartnersSave this projectSaveFamily House / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners “COPY” Family House / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners CopyHouses•Kaunas, Lithuania 2011 Lithuania Houses Architects: Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners Area Area of this architecture project Year: Save this picture!© G.Česonis+ 17 Share Photographs: G.ČesonisText description provided by the architects. The building is located in Lithuania’s second largest city with the population of 400,000. The client chose to live on the hill at the center of the city with a view of the meeting place of Lithuania’s two largest rivers. Save this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumHistorically, the lithuanian immigrants to Brasil, Italy, America returned to their homeland and settled in the new districts. They named these districts by the countries where they used to live. This particular district was called Italian. The character of this urban area is low rise wooden buildings. Save this picture!© G.ČesonisWhile driving through the impoverished street the building appears to be small, inexpressive and extends the scale of a poor surroundings. The inside of the building is in contrast to its look on the outside: huge spaces, a big courtyard with an extensive view. The house is a true representation of the introvert. Save this picture!PlanThe facade is made out of Corten in order to emphasize the social background of a building. The inner facade is a glass aliuminum structure. Save this picture!© G.ČesonisThe patio creates a literary script: from the bedrooms you can see the living area and from the living area it is possible to see the bedrooms, the bathroom connects to the winter garden which is at the center of the house. The whole building is visible only from the sky.Save this picture!© G.ČesonisProject gallerySee allShow lessHalden Prison / Erik Møller Arkitekter + HLM arkitektur – The Most Humane Prison in …ArticlesAD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LIIArticles Share CopyAbout this officeArchitectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & PartnersOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKaunasHousesLithuaniaPublished on July 29, 2011Cite: “Family House / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners” 29 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor June 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blockage of YouTube spreads to Google services to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the growing repercussions of Turkey’s censorship of YouTube, the video-sharing service owned by Google. Turkish Internet users have been having problems accessing Google services such as Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Google Docs since 4 June, when the High Council for Telecommunications (TIB) reported that it had asked Internet Service Providers to block additional YouTube-linked IP addresses.The Turkish authorities have been blocking access to YouTube in Turkey since May 2008 because of videos that are said to insult the Turkish republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.“It is time the Turkish authorities demonstrated their commitment to free expression by putting an end to the censorship that affects thousands of websites in Turkey and by overhauling Law 5651 on the Internet, which allows this sort of mass blocking of sites,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The censorship of YouTube in particular seems to be an archaic form of control, one that prevents Turks from accessing Web 2.0’s potential,” the press freedom organisation added. “This trend has been accentuated by the current problems in accessing other services provided by Google, which are widely used by Turkish Internet users.”In a statement issued on 4 June, Google said: “We have received reports that some Google applications cannot be accessed in Turkey. The difficulty (…) appears to be linked to the ongoing ban on YouTube. We are working to get our services back up as soon as possible.”Several Turkish newspapers have meanwhile quoted President Abdullah Gül as saying he does not support Internet censorship in Turkey. “I do not want Turkey to be included among the countries that ban YouTube and prevent access to Google,” he said. “If there are problems due to our legislation, there should be ways to overcome that.”The Association of Turkish Journalists also condemned the measures restricting access to certain Google services, which were not based on “any judicial decision,” it said. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) estimates that around 3,700 websites are currently “blocked for arbitrary and political reasons” in Turkey. They include many foreign websites, sites targeted at Turkey’s Kurdish minority, and gay community sites.Under article 8 of Law 5651, all the authorities need in order to block a website is “sufficient evidence” of content that falls into any of the following eight categories: inciting suicide, sexual exploitation and abuse of children, facilitation of drug use, provision of substances dangerous for the health, obscenity, online betting and “crimes against Atatürk.” In practice, it is the last one that is the most problematic.In its report on “Enemies of the Internet,” issued last March, Reporters Without Borders added Turkey to the list of “countries under surveillance.” RSF_en Receive email alerts Follow the news on Turkey Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Help by sharing this information News News April 28, 2021 Find out more News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more
EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Somewhat to my surprise, I have written a book. The title is 8 Habits of Love, and in one way or another, you are all in it. Although the material for this book has come from many experiences on my lifeâ€™s journey, I know that the final product would not have its scope and depth without my having spent more than 17 years at All Saints Church, living, working and growing with all of you.It started in the fall of 2008 when Oprah Winfrey needed to interview a person â€œof the cloth.â€ She had hosted Eckhart Tolle for a teaching series from his book A New Earth on her radio show, â€œOprahâ€™s Soul Series.â€ A number of people had challenged her that the material was too New Age and somehow un-Christian. I accepted an invitation from her office to talk this through with her in Chicago on a radio show.Later in the year as I participated on a three-person panel on her national television program, Ms. Winfrey pointed out that I was the only one of the three who hadnâ€™t written a book. In a matter of months I had engaged a literary agent and a book coach and had a book contract.The All Saints community has been the crucible in which the concept for this book has evolved. Long interested in the dynamics of love and fear, I have noted that the most frequent injunction in scripture is, â€œDo not fearâ€ and that Jesus said, â€œPerfect love casts out fear.â€ My sermons on living in the House of Love versus the House of Fear have generated the most response over the course of my preaching. I know the impact of love and fear on oneâ€™s brain, body, relationships, and systems. I know that all of us have our fears but when we become our fears life becomes distorted, we are less than who God created us to be, and we cannot become our authentic selves.So Iâ€™ve written a book about eight habits we can practice to keep fear from taking over the driverâ€™s seat of our lives. On many levels, 8 Habits of Love is a description of the kind of life that invigorates our worship, work, affection, and play at All Saints. Exploring the eight habits of love takes us on an adventure of self-discovery.Writing about them has also been quite an adventure. With expert help from my agent and later my book coach I wrote the proposal for the book and then the book itself over the course of two years, including the sabbatical All Saints gave me last summer. Upon returning to All Saints last Homecoming Sunday, I turned the book over to a very gifted editor who gave the book its final shape.I have experienced these necessary ingredients for fruitful writing â€”a passionately held idea; a team of people who, with commitment and care, work and pray for a compelling product; time and solitude to plumb important depths of oneâ€™s own soul and relationships; editors, editors, and more editors, doing more and more editing; and, for me, a sympathetic life partner who both believes in the project and suffers no bull.The most potent ingredient in the recipe has been all the people who worship, support, and cheer the adventure called All Saints, Pasadena. Appropriately we will launch the book at All Saints on Sunday, September 9, prior to the publication in New York on September 11. Between now and then I will be on summer break, reading and preparing sermons for next year and having a family vacation. 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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Dorian is moving northward, pummeling Florida with strong winds and bands of heavy rain as it makes its way up the Sunshine State’s east coast. Now a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 mph, the slow-moving storm is expected to turn its wrath on Georgia and the Carolinas later this week.The University of Florida canceled classes for Tuesday and Wednesday and more than 10 Florida airports were shuttered as the storm moved in.“If you are in the evacuation zones” along the coast, “the time to leave is now,” South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Tuesday, warning that a western shift of just a few miles could bring enormous damage to the state.“Prepare for the worst,” he said, and “pray for the best.”President Donald Trump tweeted, “The U.S. may be getting a little bit lucky with respect to Hurricane Dorian, but please don’t let down your guard.”‘A historic tragedy’Dorian barreled to shore Sunday afternoon in the Bahamas as a Category 5, making the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record.The storm hovered over the Bahamas for nearly two days, causing unprecedented destruction, submerging an airport, leveling buildings and killing at least seven people on the Abaco Islands. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis called the islands “decimated” and said “we can expect more deaths to be recorded.”Minnis took an initial tour by air of the islands, but authorities have not been able to make a full ground assessment. “Our priority at this time is search, rescue and recovery,” he said.He said they have not yet been able to tour Grand Bahama Island, which fell the brunt of Dorian’s power for the better part of 24 hours.“I have never seen destruction like this on this scale on an island before,” ABC News correspondent Marcus Moore told “Good Morning America” Tuesday from Marsh Harbour, a town in the Abaco Islands.A U.S. State Department official said the Abaco Islands’ Leonard M. Thompson International Airport is completely underwater.Dorian then came to a grinding halt on Monday morning and remained at a virtual standstill over Grand Bahama, pummeling the island with howling winds and fierce rain.There were reports of heavy flooding in Freeport, the main city on Grand Bahama, where Grand Bahama International Airport and the city’s one-story hospital are inundated with water and the main highway has turned into a river, leaving some people trapped, according to the State Department official.Minnis described the devastation as “unprecedented.”“We are in the midst of a historic tragedy,” Minnis told reporters Monday. “Communication is down, we do not know what’s going on right now,” Iram Lewis, a member of Parliament in the Bahamas, told “GMA” Tuesday. “Never seen anything like this in my life.”“We’re gonna need living arrangements, we’re actually going to need medical supplies — our only hospital on the Bahamas, the 911 hospital, we had to evacuate that,” Lewis said.The greatest need in the Bahamas is for water, non-perishable food, generators, tents and tarp poles Bahamian Consul General Theo Neily told ABC News on Tuesday.“We’re receiving supplies and we’re looking for people who can assist with shipping,” Neily said.The U.S. is providing humanitarian assistance to the Bahamas, beginning with the deployment of a Disaster Assistance Response Team, according to the State Department. Minnis also said Tuesday evening a Royal Navy vessel was arriving soon to deliver food to those in Abaco.The Coast Guard said helicopter crews medevaced 19 people from the Marsh Harbour Clinic to the Nassau International Airport on Monday.‘The time to leave is now’As Dorian picked up speed and inched away from the Bahamas Tuesday, it moved northwest to Florida, lashing the state’s east coast with powerful winds.Flash flooding, storm surge, strong winds and tornadoes are all possible as Dorian moves parallel to — but offshore of — the east coast of Florida from Tuesday night through Wednesday night.By Wednesday afternoon, Dorian is forecast to move off the coast of Jacksonville, eventually passing Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday night.Dorian will then inch toward the Carolinas, possibly making landfall between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and North Carolina’s Outer Banks.Storm surge — which can be life-threatening — could reach 7 feet in the Carolinas.The heaviest rainfall from Dorian is expected to hit the coastal Carolinas, where up to 10 inches is possible.Evacuation orders have been issued for dozens of coastal communities from Florida to North Carolina.Allan Vandall, co-owner of a bar in Charleston, said he’s stayed open for the last four hurricanes and plans to do the same for Dorian.But his street is notorious for flooding so he said the goal is to block the floodwaters from getting in.“If we’re not prepared it would put us out of business for a year with the damage, so we take it very seriously,” Vandall told ABC News Tuesday. “But we’re good at it, we’ve been doing it for a while, so we’re ready.”Vandall added, “it’s not just the damage from the storm that’s a concern — it’s the two weeks before, two weeks after that nobody comes to Charleston. Economically speaking, it hits every business hard.”As Charleston resident Tina White stocked up on sandbags Monday, she told ABC News she’s not planning to evacuate.She called Hurricane Hugo in 1989 “the benchmark.”“As long as it doesn’t look like it’s gonna be Hugo, we try not to go anywhere,” White said. “But if it does, we will go.”“It’s kind of stressful deciding whether to stay or to go, and once you kind of make the decision to say you can kind of focus on getting everything ready, and that provides some relief,” White said. “Then you just kind of wait and hope for the best.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.