Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited offers general insurance for individuals and corporates. The company operates through Casualty, Property, Life, and Other segments, where the Casualty segment offers motor, liability and cash in transit, personal accident and health insurance products. The Property segment provides fire and allied perils, engineering, marine, and all risks insurance products. The Life segment offers life and pension insurance products. The Other segment provides stock-broking services. The company provides additional financial services as well, where housing, educational and vehicle loans are offered. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited has four subsidiaries that work under it, Feber Associates Ltd, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Phoenix TransAfrica Holdings Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries. The Group also owns an 80% stake in Associated Brokers Ltd. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Padenga Holdings Limited ( 2019 Circular

first_imgPadenga Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 circular For more information about Padenga Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Padenga Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Padenga Holdings Limited (  2019 circular Company ProfilePadenga Holdings Limited is the leading supplier of crocodile skins and meat in Zimbabwe, accounting for nearly 85% of the global supply of Nile crocodile skins used for high-end luxury fashion brands. The company operates three crocodile breeding and production farms in Zimbabwe; Kariba Crocodile Farm, Ume Crocodile Farm and Nyanya Crocodile Farm. Each farm has the capacity to breed close to 15 000 hatchlings per year. Nile alligators are bred at Lone Star Alligator Farm in Texas, USA. Padenga Holdings Limited produces crocodile skin and meat products for consumption by the local market and for export to European and Asian markets. Padenga Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Video & Text: Presiding Bishop’s royal wedding sermon

first_img 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Rev. Dr. Mike Sowards says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Royal Wedding 2018, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET May 19, 2018 at 8:04 pm This was such a wonderful sermon, so very appropriate for the occasion and looking beyond the occasion. I did find the crowd noise very distracting, and the laughter inexplicable. I do hope that ENS gets a clean video copy of the sermon and posts it soon. May 22, 2018 at 7:48 am Presiding Bishop’s sermon was a seed to the hole world, may the Almighty God bless of Solomon 8: 6-7 ” Place me like a seed a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm, for LOVE is as strong as death, its jealously, unyielding as the grave, it burns like blazing fire , like a mighty flame. Many waters con not quench LOVE , rivers cont not sweep it away.If one were to give all the wealth of one house for LOVE it would be utterly scorned. AMEN, and AMEN . Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books VRev Peter A Baktis says: May 20, 2018 at 7:19 pm Wow !!! The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the U.S.A. in which I’m proud to be a member of did the sermon of a life time. It was fantastic. Well done my good a faithful servant well done. He has a Baptist Mentality with a Episcopal Theology. May we all share that love with each other Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Rev. Dr. Elliott J Bush says: May 22, 2018 at 6:24 pm meBishop Curry’s challenge to me brings me to my part in the world around me. What do I hold at the center of my life? How can I bring about a meaningful change in my world to lift someone out a life of despair and want? The real life problems face me every day. Bishop Curry’s words shine to illuminate the problems around me. His joy reflects the joy he has found working as a worker in God’s plan of Love. Geoffrey C. Schuller says: May 20, 2018 at 7:06 am How the family got to Bishop Curry is a wonder in itself! Wonder how we will know the trickle down effect of what he gave to us. In 1976 I visited my grandparents home there in Sussex. A big sign across the roadway, proclaimed: “Colonists – All is forgiven, come home”! We are family and Bp Curry cemented this. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments (16) Katherine Beck-Ei says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bonita Bishop says: Posted May 19, 2018 Rector Knoxville, TN May 20, 2018 at 4:04 pm Love can make a change. Love can unite. Thank you for preaching the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A beloved community is what need to work for. May 19, 2018 at 1:44 pm 23rd Psalm says “My cup runs over…” That’s the love talked about. Your cup is refillable. What runs over can go in to other’s cups that are half full or half empty, because all cups are refillable. Love isn’t love until you give it away. It is not an exchange. God is that Love! It is inexhaustible energy! [Episcopal News Service – Windsor, U.K.] Two videos and the full text of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle follow. The first video is the official broadcast from the BBC and the second was recorded on one of the large public screens stationed along the procession route in Windsor, where 150,000 well-wishers thronged the streets. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rose Njeri says: Charles Nelson says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT May 19, 2018 at 6:43 pm Love this <3 H R Walker says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ May 20, 2018 at 9:06 am Bishop Curry always speaks just the words we all need to hear. Love, family, justice and fire and the strength of God’s messages to us through the Bible and through Jesus Christ. Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, JoAnne says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Kim Gauss says: Rector Bath, NC Video & Text: Presiding Bishop’s royal wedding sermon 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 Rector Collierville, TN Fr Robert Browning says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Video Comments are closed. Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Riise Richards says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Fr Robert Browning says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI May 19, 2018 at 6:23 pm Despite the early hour here in the Midwest, Bishop Curry’s sermon got my blood flowing, and set my soul on fire. For me, it was the highlight of the entire service. Passion, yes. Truth, absolutely. Bishop Curry spoke of the one and only Truth: Love. I am truly grateful this message was heard by so many around this broken world. All of us who were fortunate to hear within our hearts, minds, and souls have been deeply blessed. Thank you, Bishop Curry. Stewart David Wigdor says: Rev. Patrick LaFortune says: “The Power of Love”—A Sermonby the Most Rev. Michael B. CurryforThe Marriage ofHRH Prince Henry of Wales & Ms. Meghan MarkleSaturday, May 19, 2018 And now in the name of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.From the Song of Solomon, in the Bible:Set me as a seal upon your heart,as a seal upon your arm;for love is (as) strong as death,passion fierce as the grave.Its flashes are flashes of fire,a raging flame.Many waters cannot quench love,neither can floods drown it (out).Song of Songs 8:6-7iThe late Dr. Martin Luther King once said, and I quote:       “We must discover the power of love,     the redemptive power of love.And when we discover that, we will be able to make of this old worlda new world.  Love is the only way.”There’s power in love. Don’t underestimate it. Don’t even over-sentimentalize it. There’s power, power in love.  If you don’t believe me, think about a time when you first fell in love.  The whole world seemed to center around you, and your beloved.  Oh, there’s power, power in love.  Not just in its romantic forms, but any form, any shape, of love.  There’s a certain sense, in which when you are loved, and you know it, when someone cares for you and you know it, when you love and you show it, it actually feels right.  There’s something right about it.  And there’s a reason for it.The reason has to do with the source.  We were made by a power of love.  And our lives were meant, and are meant to be lived in that love.  That’s why we are here.  Ultimately the source of love is God himself.The source of all of our lives.As an old medieval poem puts it:“Where true love is found, God himself is there.”1st John in the New Testament says it this way.       “Beloved, let us love one another,because love is from God;Everyone who loves is born of GodWhoever does not love does not know GodFor God is love.” (1John 4:4-8)There’s power in love.There’s power in love to help and heal when nothing else can.There’s power in love to lift up and liberate when nothing else will.There’s power in love to show us the way to live“Set me as a seal on your heartA seal on your arm”For love, it’s as strong as death.But love is not only about a young couple.Now the power of love is demonstrated by the fact that we’re all here.Two young people fell in love, and we all showed up!But it’s not just for and about a young couple who we rejoice with.It’s more than that.Jesus of Nazareth on one occasion was asked by a lawyer to sum up the essence of the teachings of Moses.  And he read back, and reached back into the Hebrew scriptures to Deuteronomy and Leviticus, and Jesus said:You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength.This is the first, and great commandment.And the second is like it.Love your neighbor as yourself.And then in Matthew’s version, he added, he said:         On these two, love of God and love of neighbor, hang all the law, all the prophetsEverything that Moses wrote, everything in the holy prophets, everything in the Scriptures, everything that God has been trying to tell the world!Love God!Love your neighbors.And while you’re at it, love yourself.Someone once said that Jesus began the most revolutionary movement in all of human history.  A movement grounded in the unconditional love of God for the world.  And a movement mandating people to live that love.  And in so doing, to change not only their lives, but the very life of the world itself.I’m talking about some power.Real power.Power to change the world.And if you don’t believe me, well, there were some old slaves in America’s Antebellum South, who explained the dynamic power of love and why it has the power to transform.  They explained it this way – they sang a spiritual, even in the midst of their captivity.  It’s one that says:         “There is a balm in Gilead”A healing balm, something that can make things right –         “There is a balm in GileadTo make the wounded wholeThere is a balm in GileadTo heal the sin-sick soul.”And one of the stanzas actually explains why – they said:         “If you cannot preach like Peter,And you cannot pray like Paul,You  tell the love of Jesus,How he died to save us all.”Oh, that’s the balm in Gilead!This way of love, it is the way of life!  They got it!He died to save us all!  He didn’t die for anything he could get out of it!Jesus did not get an honorary doctorate for dying!He wasn’t getting anything out of it!He gave up his life, he sacrificed his life for the good of others, for the good of the other, for the well-being of the world, for us!That’s what love is.Love is not selfish and self-centered.Love can be sacrificial.And in so doing, becomes redemptive.And that way of unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive love, changes lives.And it can change this world.If you don’t believe me, just stop and think, or imagine.Think, and imagine.Well, think and imagine a world where love is the way.Imagine our homes and families when love is the way.Imagine neighborhoods and communities when love is the way.Imagine our governments and nations when love is the way.Imagine business and commerce when love is the way.Imagine this tired old world when love is the way.When love is the way, unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive.When love is the way, then no child would go to bed hungry in this world ever again.When love is the way, we will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever-flowing brook.When love is the way, poverty would become history.When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary.When love is the way, we will lay down our swords and shields down by the riversideto study war no more.When love is the way, there’s plenty good room.  Plenty good room.  For all of God’s children.And when love is the way, we actually treat each other – well, like we’re actually family.When love is the way, we know that God is the source of us all, and we are brothers and sisters.  Children of God.My brothers and sisters, that’s a new heaven, a new earth, a new world.A new human family.And let me tell you something, old Solomon was right in the Old Testament, that’s fire.Teilhard de Chardin – and with this, I will sit down, we gotta get you all married.French Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin was arguably one of the great minds, great spirits of the 20th century.  A Jesuit, Roman Catholic priest, a scientist, a scholar, a mystic.  In some of his writings he said, from his scientific background, as well as his theological one.  Some of his writings he said, as others have, that the discovery, or invention, or harnessing of fire was one of the great scientific and technological discoveries in all of human history.Fire to a great extent made human civilization possible.Fire made it possible to cook food, and to provide sanitary ways of eating, which reduced the spread of disease in its time.Fire made it possible to heat and warm environments and thereby made human migration around the world a possibility, even into colder climates.Fire made it possible – there was no Bronze Age without fire.  No Iron Age without fire.  No Industrial Revolution without fire.The advances of science and technology are greatly dependent on the human ability and capacity to take fire and use it for human good.Anybody get here in a car today?  An automobile?Nod your heads if you did, I’m guessing, I know there were some carriages.For those of us who came in cars, fire, and the controlled, harnessed fire made that possible.I know that the Bible says, and I believe it, that Jesus walked on the water, but I have to tell you, I didn’t walk across the Atlantic Ocean to get here!Controlled fire in that plane got me here!Fire makes it possible for us to text and Tweet and email and Instagram and Facebook and socially be dysfunctional with each other!Fire makes all of that possible!And de Chardin said fire was one of the greatest discoveries in all of human history.And he then went on to say that if humanity ever harnesses the energy of fire again, if humanity ever captures the energy of love, it will be the second time in history that we have discovered fire.Dr. King was right.We must discover love.The redemptive power of love.And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world.My brother, my sister,God love you, God bless you.And may God hold us all,in those Almighty hands of love. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA May 22, 2018 at 9:16 am I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting and talking with Bishop Curry on three separate occasions. What an incredible vessel of Christ. I am happy to be part of this revolutionary “Jesus Movement”. It brings light and hope to communities overwhelmed by self interest. He visited us in January 2018, on the island of St. Thomas, and his sermon rocked the walls of our Cathedral Church of All Saints. Our “Monument to Freedom” built in 1848. God bless and keep you Bishop Curry, our Disciple. May your message resonate throughout all corners of the world until they get it. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls June 3, 2018 at 2:44 pm thank you. Love is all Power of God. Thus Love makes Heaven on earth. Thank you for your wisdom. Rector Tampa, FL Tags May 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm How beautiful are the feet of those who bring GOOD NEWS. We have the capacity to follow in the footsteps of Yeshua of Nazareth, leading to our own RESURRECTION. Jesus did not “Die for our Sins,” He died showing us and the people of that time……. the way of LOVE. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME May 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm Presiding Bishop’s sermon was awesome. It was touching, thought provoking and tied in with the obvious love shared by the Royal couple. It was a great, fantastic and powerful sermon. My family and I loved it. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA May 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm Everything for the glory of God!!! Job well done Bishop Curry May 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm What a beautiful message this Pentecost weekend! Just as the flames of the Holy Spirit lit upon those gathered in Jerusalem and created a new community – Let us harness the fire of love and become a community of love and unity! May the outpouring of the Holy Spirit be upon Harry and Megan and on all of us.last_img read more

Highlights from days one and two of the 2011 South Africa Sevens

first_imgTuesday Dec 13, 2011 Highlights from days one and two of the 2011 South Africa Sevens Port Elizabeth hosted the South African leg of the HSBC World Series Sevens with two days of great rugby being played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The Cup Final featured hosts South Africa up against New Zealand, and was a classic with a dramatic finish. Highlights of both days of action are shown, presented as a playlist with two videos. If you only want to see the final days play, hit play then navigate via the menu button.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Applications open for Asda Bringing Communities Back Together fund

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available through the Bringing Communities Back Together fund, aimed at helping to either get activities back on track such as gardening clubs, lunch clubs and recreational activities; for holding a get-together event such as a welcome back party or community celebration; or a combination of the two. Tagged with: Funding Nominations are also currently open for Asda’s Green Token Giving scheme, and due to Covid, voting is going online this summer. Grants are specifically for the summer months of July-September, with phase 2 of the grants programme to cover October to December activity. Information about this second phase will come in August. Under this scheme, superstores will feature three community projects online that have been nominated by customers and colleagues. They will all be local, grassroots organisations having a positive impact on their local community. The group with the most online votes will receive a £500 donation with second and third place each receiving £200. More information on this scheme and how to nominate a good cause is also available on the Asda Foundation site. Applications forms are available from Asda stores, with a deadline of 16 August 2021 to submit them instore to an Asda Community Champion. Application forms and further information is also available on the Asda Foundation site. Melanie May | 10 June 2021 | News Groups that can apply include PTAs, local community groups, charity, Community Interest Group, sports group, not-for-profit, elderly clubs, lunch clubs, arts and crafts groups, other hobbyist clubs, council-run groups and parish councils. Advertisement The Asda Foundation is inviting applications for grants to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as Covid restrictions begin to ease during July, August and September. Applications open for Asda Bringing Communities Back Together fund About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  609 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

One union: Labor against racism

first_imgNurses say: ‘Racism is an epidemic. Philando Castile’s “death by cop,” along with that of Alton Sterling, has sparked massive protests against racist state terror across the U.S.Castile’s life, as a union member and beloved school cafeteria worker for 13 years, has reignited a commitment to labor solidarity in the struggle against police brutality and racist injustice. Castile was a member of Teamsters Local 320, Minnesota AFL-CIO.In Philadelphia, a “Justice for Philando” protest emphasized that “Black lives matter” and “Black work matters.” UNITE HERE Local 634, the high school food service workers, called the event, saying, “He was one of us.” More than 100 union members and activists gathered on July 14 in front of Benjamin Franklin High School, where a Black student was brutalized in May by school police. Some flew red flags with the union solidarity message: “An injury to one is an injury to all.”UNITE HERE’s press release demanded: “Our country needs to organize to change the economic conditions and social biases that perpetuate this culture of violence and hate against people of color.” Their members were joined by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ Working Educators Caucus, Teamsters, Service Employees Locals 1201 and 32BJ, along with students from the Philadelphia Student Union and Youth United for Change to build labor solidarity against racist police brutality.Growing solidarity in the increasingly multinational U.S. working class, including by nonunionized workers, is visible in widespread support for Black Lives Matter in the “Fight for 15” minimum wage movement. In the wake of the recent police killings, a statement from the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance “condemns the continual mistreatment, brutality and murder that the Black community faces, and stands firmly with the Movement for Black Lives.” ( farmworkers, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO, called for Brown unity with Black struggle after the killing of Castile and Sterling. President Baldemar Velasquez denounced “systematic racism” in the U.S., saying: “Now is the time when solidarity matters most in this movement for justice. … Join us in standing with our Black brothers and sisters as we all fight for a country where traffic stops don’t end in death.” ( ‘Unite2Fight’ racismThe AFL-CIO launched a social media campaign with the hashtag #1uenough, “One union Enough,” to reinforce the need for solidarity against racism. Forwarded widely by groups like Pride at Work, an organization of LGBT labor activists, a recent tweet honored Sandra Bland on the July 13 anniversary of her death in Texas police custody after being stopped for failure to signal a lane change.Labor solidarity has ranged from protests and vigils to resolutions. On July 9 and July 13, Boston activists, members of the militant, “old-school” Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751, joined thousands to say “no” to racist police murder. Vice President Stevan Kirschbaum spoke wearing a sign, “Justice: Jail Killer Cops.” Also marching in the “Unite2Fight” action were red-shirted members of UNITE HERE Local 26. The protests were organized by MASS Action Against Police Brutality.In Chicago, National Nurses United marched with signs reading “Racism is a deadly disease.” They stated in a July 12 press release that “from racially motivated police shootings to the courts to incarceration, and racial disparities in health care,” racism is a matter of concern to them as working nurses. ( In Brooklyn, Hotel Trades Council members came out to march on the anniversary of Sandra Bland’s killing.A Facebook post by the Philly Coalition of Labor Union Women called attention “to the hundreds if not thousands of Black and Brown lives taken without regard for how precious their lives were.” (, July 10)International solidarity has come from the International Transport Workers’ Federation, representing 5 million workers in 150 countries. The ITF says “the global union movement we represent, stands shoulder-to-shoulder” with workers in the U.S. in mourning and in calling for accountability. (, July 8)Cops out of labor unions!Philando Castile’s Teamsters Local 320 is part of the Minnesota AFL-CIO, which also represents “law enforcement personnel” in some jurisdictions. The cop who killed Castile was not a member of his union. But all over the U.S., cops and prison guard groups are admitted as “unions” into organized labor.Castile’s death exposes the deadly con­tradiction of calling people in these groups “workers” when they are armed and paid by the state to repress workers. The Appalachian Workers Alliance delivered a powerful message about this in a statement titled “Yes, ALL Cops: Against Police and in Support of Oppressed ­People”:“The police are the foot soldiers of national and racial oppression in the United States. … Police are not workers. Police are armed enforcers of a state and economic system that exploits workers and oppresses people of color. Real unions pledge to not cross picket lines while police, in fact, bust unions and break up picket lines.”If labor wants “one union” of workers, get rid of the cops and prison guards!Sara Catalinotto, Gerry Scoppettuolo and Scott Williams contributed to this report.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Steelworkers Local 8751 VP Stevan Kirschbaum indicts racist cops in Boston.center_img Union members and labor activists protest Philando Castile’s death, Philadelphia, July 14.last_img read more

Smiles for everyone in new dental scheme

first_img Previous articleThe outcasts of The GarbagerieNext articleGraveyards being let go to ruin Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Twitter WhatsApp Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites NewsHealthSmiles for everyone in new dental schemeBy Bernie English – August 11, 2019 1183 center_img TAGSDentalhealthLimerick City and CountyNews Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Family photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comA LIMERICK doctor is spearheading a new dental policy which aims to have everyone smiling from ear to ear.Dr. Dympna Kavanagh, Chief Dental Officer at the Department of Health, is behind a new government policy which provides free oral healthcare to all children, from birth to 16 years of age, and adults holding medical cards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Some procedures previously only available in the daunting environment of a hospital can now be carried out in the comfort of a local primary care setting.This new policy sees a much-needed change from ‘diagnose and treat’ to a ‘proactive and preventative’ approach, available locally at a time which is convenient to the individual looking to visit their dentist.Focused on three key strategies; Oral Health Promotion and Protection, Service Provision and Evaluation/Surveillance, Smile agus Sláinte will cover a wide range of services, many of which are not available under the current oral health policy.Services include, but are not limited to, oral health assessments & examinations, preventative interventions such as fissure sealants, restorative treatment, such as fillings, emergency care, diagnostic supports such as radiographs, orthodontic and oral surgery assessments, fluoride therapy, oral cancer risk assessment and advice for alcohol control, tobacco cessation and dietSpeaking in relation to the policy Dr. Kavanagh of the Department of Health comments, “After years of research, consultation and planning by the policy team the Department of Health, fully supported by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD and voices from the public and the dental profession, I am thrilled to finally see this new oral health policy come to fruition.“Through this new system we wish to promote good oral healthcare to improve quality of life, instilling positive oral behaviours and habits from a young age, and at every key milestone into old age. Our primary focus is prevention, enabling the Irish public to access services and forge relationships with oral health professionals of their choice locally.“Under the current regime there are far too many people falling through the cracks, and children entering the system from 6 years of age who already have dental problems, such as decaying and rotting teeth in the need of fillings and other treatments.”Under this new policy families, especially in low socioeconomic areas who cannot afford to attend their local private dental practise for check-ups, and instead have to wait to be called for a free dental appointment through the Public Dental Service (PDS) school programme, can now begin taking care of oral health from a young age.“The freeing-up of the PDS will enable this group to now focus on providing high-support care for vulnerable groups,” Dr  Kavanagh said. Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

People Before Profit candidate claims water charges will rise in future years

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic People Before Profit candidate claims water charges will rise in future years Pinterest News WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest With no clarity from government on what the level of water charges will be, a Letterkenny area election candidate says once the people accept the principle of water charges, then the costs could rise sharply in future years.Billy Banda, who is contesting the election for the People Before Profit Alliance believes an initial charge of 300 euro will be implemented, but says there’s no guarantee it will stay at that level……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleMountain rescue teams should be exempt from VAT – CopeNext articlePSNI confirm that it’s re-examining the case of IRA murder victim Lexi Cummings News Highland Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 29, 2014 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

[Column] ‘World IP Day 2020 – Innovate For A Green Future’ By Justice Pratibha M Singh

first_imgColumns[Column] ‘World IP Day 2020 – Innovate For A Green Future’ By Justice Pratibha M Singh Justice Pratibha M Singh25 April 2020 9:50 PMShare This – xGreetings on World IP Day. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) was created more than 50 years ago as one of the 16 agencies of the United Nations for promoting the protection of Intellectual Property. Its predecessor was the BIRPI which was established in 1893 to promote the creative industry. The WIPO decided to celebrate 26th April every year as the World IP…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?LoginGreetings on World IP Day. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) was created more than 50 years ago as one of the 16 agencies of the United Nations for promoting the protection of Intellectual Property. Its predecessor was the BIRPI which was established in 1893 to promote the creative industry. The WIPO decided to celebrate 26th April every year as the World IP Day. The day is usually marked with various events being held by IP owners, IP lawyers and other organisations across the world. The theme for this Day changes every year depending on the dynamic nature of IP and the importance to be given to a particular area in IP. For eg., in 2012, the theme was `Visionary Innovators’; in 2018 `Women in innovation and creativity’ and in 2019 it was `IP and sports.’ The theme for 2020 is `Innovate for a Green Future’. When the theme was announced this year, WIPO may not have predicted that the Corona virus would have had such a deleterious effect that, for the first time, not even one event would be held on World IP Day, except may be a few webinars. This year’s theme, when announced late last year or early this year, was almost predictive of the looming environmental concerns for the Earth. While taking a toll on human-kind both in terms of fatalities/illnesses and economically, COVID-19 has shown us how even a temporary lockdown of a few days can benefit the environment. Clearer skies, cleaner water, shining stars, chirping birds, safer animals in their habitat, lesser fuel consumption are traits of the Earth which most of us have not experienced for several years. This could be nature’s way of sending us a stronger message. Once the lock-downs are lifted and the world comes back on its feet, the focus of most countries would be different. Some countries would go back to fixing their economies and providing food and livelihood. Some countries would also in addition look towards creating `self-sufficiency’ in critical areas such as medical equipment, API manufacturing, bio-technology innovations, testing kits etc., There would be emphasis on health, healthcare systems and environmental education. While focussing on all these areas, significant stress needs to be laid on the development of eco-friendly processes and products. Incentives ought to be provided for environmentally friendly innovations to be patented. Product designs should factor in their ecological impact. Packagings have to be from recyclable material. Energy and water production and conservation have to be environment friendly. Geographical Indications should be used to make natural resources more sustainable rather than simply for commercialisation. Plant varieties ought to be developed which are healthier for consumers. The use of pesticides, insecticides and other techniques for increasing yield ought to give way to varieties which restore the ecological balance. India’s National IPR Policy of 2016 specifically declared India’s commitment to – “Provide special incentives for creation of IPRs in green technologies and manufacture of energy-efficient equipment” Estimates suggest that about 13-15% of patents filed in India relate to green technologies – which is quite an optimistic figure. This percentage ought to increase. The majority of green technologies are owned by a few countries. While being a knowledge economy India’s aspiration should be for a `green economy’. The outbreak of the virus has shown that economic development without due care for the environment is not sustainable. On this occasion the corona virus has brought us to a halt. Next time it could be unbreathable air, floods, earthquakes etc., caused due to damage to the environment. The future is however not bleak. Research is in progress in all these fields and solutions will be found. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has shown that the `Default’ mode which all of us were used to, i.e., being social is no longer to be taken for granted. Aristotle’s theory `Man is by nature a social animal’ now has a caveat `Man is a social animal – if Nature permits’. The Earth is fragile, let us nurture it by `Innovating for a green future’.Justice Pratibha M Singh-Judge- Delhi High Court- is a Well Known Expert in IP Law,  Next Storylast_img

Hazardous weather expected as two storms travel across US for New Year’s Eve

first_imgABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major storm brought heavy snow, heavy rain and gusty winds to parts of the Southwest on Monday, especially in Southern California.This is the beginning of a multi-storm event that will unfold over the remainder of the holiday week, with messy consequences still to come for much of the country.Up to a foot of snow was reported in the mountains outside of Los Angeles, and very heavy snow caused major traffic delays near Mount Baldy.Over 3 inches of rain fell in Santa Barbara, California, and downtown Los Angeles saw 1.81 inches of rain. This was the first significant rainfall of the season for the region.On Tuesday morning, the storm will move through the Central Plains. It has already closed parts of I-80 in Nebraska due to hazardous road conditions.Winter weather alerts have been issued for at least 40 million Americans, from Utah to Michigan, as this storm moves eastward.Of particular concern Tuesday morning is the combination of snow, freezing rain and sleet moving through parts of Kansas and northwest Missouri. This could create dangerous travel conditions on roadways and cause power outages.Heavy snow will expand into parts of the upper Midwest, especially from Minnesota to eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Up to 10 inches of snow may fall along the Illinois and Iowa border. This could cause major travel delays in the region.Then, as the core of the storm passes into southern Canada, the trailing cold front on Thursday morning should bring a large line of rain transitioning to snow from the northeast back through the Southern Plains. Additionally, some snow may fall in the interior Northeast as well on Thursday morning. All of this could cause travel delays as Americans head toward New Year’s Eve.Immediately behind this system on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, another storm will start organizing in the South, pushing heavy rain and storms toward the Gulf Coast.As this system becomes more organized, strong winds and brief tornadoes could move across parts of the Gulf Coast in time for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.The storm will push a rather wide swath of snow and wintry mix from Texas to Indiana, causing power outages and dangerous travel conditions due to ice.Eventually, the bad weather will reach the Northeast as well. On the back end of the storm, a band of snow could impact parts of the Midwest, including Chicago and Milwaukee.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more