Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileAfromedia Plc is a leading media solutions provider in Nigeria which primarily produces out-of-home media platforms for airport and roadside advertising. The company started in 1959 as a small service arm of West Africa Publicity (WAP) which was incorporated in 1928 as part of the parent company, United Africa Company Plc (UACL). At the time, two companies were set up; Afromedia Nigeria Plc, to handle outdoor advertising services; and Lintas Plc to handle agency work. Both companies were run as independent members of the UACL Group. Afromedia Nigeria Plc was acquired by its Nigerian management team and became Afromedia Plc in 1972. Airport structures produced by Afromedia include backlit boxes, electroluminescent structures, ultra-waves, drop-down banners and wall drapes. Roadside structures produced by Afromedia include lamp post banners, LED lamp post banners, IAT uni-poles (illuminate advertising tower) and Super 48 sheet structure light boxes. Afromedia Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. Afromedia Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) 2021 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Bee Equity Partners Limited (formerly Forward Investment and Development Enterprises Limited) operates as a private equity firm that is involved in small to medium enterprise investments. The company also offers financial solutions for entrepreneurs in Mauritius. The company’s segments include stone crushing, block making and investment activities. The Bee Equity Partners Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Tags Graffiti on the steps of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. Courtesy photo[Episcopal News Service] Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America for most of its existence, is removing the Confederate monuments that have stood guard over its squares and streets for about a century. The street in front of City Hall now proclaims “BLACK LIVES MATTER” in giant yellow letters. And at the church once known as the “Cathedral of the Confederacy,” memorials to Confederate figures have been removed, while phrases like “I Can’t Breathe” and the names of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are spray-painted on the front steps – graffiti done after a Black Lives Matter march that the church is intentionally leaving there indefinitely.All of that sends a message, said the Rev. Charles Dupree, that “something’s got to change.”The Rev. Charles Dupree, rector of St. Paul’s. Courtesy photoDupree is the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Richmond, a parish that has been at the center of debates around Confederate symbols in churches for years. The church began removing some of its Confederate memorials several years ago and recently removed more. At the same time, church leaders decided not to paint over the Black Lives Matter graffiti, at least for the time being, because they see it as “a meaningful statement, and that it was what we ought to do, considering our own history,” Dupree told Episcopal News Service.The church gained its nickname from its strong association with the Confederacy – the group of states that seceded from the Union, igniting the Civil War – during the time Richmond served as its capital and in the decades afterward. Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, was among the cathedral’s members; he and Confederate General Robert E. Lee worshipped there. The pews where they sat were marked with plaques in their memory, stained-glass windows were dedicated to them and the Confederate legacy was honored throughout the church in the form of memorial plaques on the sanctuary walls, some of which were adorned with the Confederate battle flag.That started to change in 2015, in the aftermath of the massacre of nine African Americans by a white supremacist at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. St. Paul’s launched the History & Reconciliation Initiative to examine the church’s legacy of white supremacy, including the decorative elements in the building that honored it. Though HRI’s work went far beyond discussions of symbols, in that same year, the vestry voted to remove all memorial plaques with Confederate battle flags on them.This plaque honoring Jefferson Davis was one of the Confederate memorials removed from St. Paul’s in 2015. Courtesy photoThe Rev. Melanie Mullen, The Episcopal Church’s director of reconciliation, justice and creation care, was serving at St. Paul’s during that time and remembers the “cognitive dissonance” she felt as a Black woman in that space.“It is a fabulous parish with wonderful liberal folks who are … big purveyors of racial justice, who since the ’70s had stuck their necks out” on issues like integration and LGBTQ rights, Mullen told ENS, “and yet worshipped in a place that received thousands of visitors a year who only wanted to look at the plaques. And they were everywhere. There were Confederate battle flags, there were needlepoint ‘stars and bars.’“This is a church that really struggled to figure out what to do with its history and went through a deliberate process,” she added.Several weeks ago, the church found itself deciding what to do about some very different race-related symbols: graffiti spray-painted on its front steps during a Black Lives Matter march on May 30. The church is adjacent to the Virginia Capitol, so marches often pass by it. The next day – Pentecost Sunday – Dupree went to the church to celebrate a livestreamed service and saw that buildings up and down the street had been tagged, including the church.“The Episcopal Church is so protective of our buildings,” Dupree told ENS, “so that when we see it in any way other than we expect, it’s unsettling.”St. Paul’s has historically been known as the “Cathedral of the Confederacy.” Courtesy photoBut statements like “I can’t breathe” and the names of African Americans killed by police didn’t strike Dupree and other church leaders as obscene or offensive, and they agreed that it didn’t seem right to remove them – especially since the stairs have become a makeshift memorial, with people leaving flowers next to the names.“These are important marks; these are important statements, and we need to leave them there,” Dupree said. “It’s just an important conversation that can’t be washed away anymore. And literally, that’s what would happen. We would have to scrub this away or wash it away and take a lot of effort to get rid of this conversation. And so I think it’s really important that these names, these people, are on our steps that we have to walk by and that people have to see every single day. And that message of ‘I can’t breathe’ – we want everybody to be able to breathe.”The theme of breath, and the loss of it, even worked its way into Dupree’s sermon for Pentecost, which “directly connects the idea of breath – the breath of Pentecost, which gives new life – to the idea of ‘I can’t breathe’ and life being taken away from some people,” he said.Dupree said most parishioners that he’s heard from have been supportive of the decision to leave the graffiti for now. There are no plans to remove it for the foreseeable future, he said.Parishioners and clergy of St. Paul’s in 2019. Courtesy photoMeanwhile, in Richmond and in St. Paul’s, Confederate symbols continue to come down. On July 1, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of city-owned Confederate statues, although the most prominent one – a monument to Robert E. Lee – is still standing. It is on state land, and a judge has temporarily blocked Gov. Ralph Northam from removing it.And St. Paul’s has reexamined the ways in which Confederate symbols still appear in the church. On June 14, the vestry voted to remove seven plaques “associated with the Lost Cause era and ideology” and to rededicate the stained-glass windows that were installed as memorials to Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. Although the windows and plaques do not contain battle flags or other obvious Confederate imagery, they are memorials to Davis, Lee and their families.“We are living in a unique time in history that invites us to continue the self-examination of St. Paul’s racial history, and the intentional process of uncovering the suppressed realities of our past – not to erase history, but to learn from it,” the vestry wrote to the parish.Lee and Davis “were explicit in glorifying the racial regime behind the Confederacy, and the subsequent society that perpetuated its racial views. It is these memorials that were created specifically to perpetuate the Lost Cause ideologies that we have decided to remove,” the vestry said.Dupree hopes it will be another step in the parish’s journey away from being the “Cathedral of the Confederacy.”“Considering the church’s history, we’re really trying to change that narrative,” he said.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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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. The useful listing of key charity campaign dates is now published online at no charge.Sponsored by leisure company Whitbread Group, Count Me In used to be published on paper as a calendar. They have now migrated to the Web, and offer three different ways of finding a particular campaign.The categories are perhaps a little difficult to get to grasp with, but the rest of the site offers an extensive and useful listing, particularly for fundraisers planning an event or campaign and wishing to avoid a clash with another major event. Advertisement Count Me In calendar now published online Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy 81 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 September 2003 | News
Aid agencies campaign for increase in overseas aid Major UK aid agencies are calling on the chancellor Gordon Brown to spend 0.7% of income on aid – a promise, made in 1970, which Britain has failed to keep.Thea agencies, including ActionAid, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Save the Children, UNICEF UK, War on Want and the development network BOND warn that, with current levels of funding, all eight of the Millennium Development Goals aimed at halving world poverty by 2015 risk being missed.Mike Aaronson, Director General of Save the Children and Chair of the British Overseas Aid Group (BOAG) said: “Across the world 600 million children live in poverty, yet the UK spends just 0.3 pence in every pound it earns on overseas aid. This is simply not good enough. We need urgent action from the UK to allocate 0.7 per cent of its wealth to overseas aid by 2008.” Advertisement The campaign to increase overseas aid expenditure is backed by 290 charities with more than three million supporters. The charities will be asking supporters to send campaign postcards to Mr Brown asking him to announce a timetable to reach the 0.7% level by 2008. 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 March 2004 | News 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.
Legacy giving continues to rise, Remember A Charity report shows Melanie May | 9 April 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Legacy giving is steadily rising, with 27% of charity donors now preparing to leave a charitable legacy or having already done so, according to Remember A Charity’s latest Impact Report.This is up from 23% in March 2009, Remember A Charity’s figures show.Of the over-40s questioned in 2017, one in six (16%) say they have written a charity into their will (the second highest figure on record behind its peak of 17% in 2015) and 11% say they are preparing to do so (up from 7% in 2015 and 9% in 2016). A further 13% say they are contemplating it.Remember A Charity’s Impact Report also shows that awareness of legacies is growing, with only 12% of those surveyed saying they are unaware of the option of donating to charity through their Will, down from 17% in 2009.The proportion of people rejecting the prospect is falling: down to 9% from 2009’s figure of 13%.Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, said:“Legacy behaviour and attitudes are really starting to change. While we are likely to see some fluctuation year-on- year, now with nine years of comparable data, we can see a sustained shift in public attitudes towards legacies. This echoes findings from Legacy Foresight and Smee and Ford, showing longer-term growth in the number of gifts in wills and charities benefitting, as well as the amount given.“Bearing in mind that only 6% of people that die currently leave a legacy, even a small percentage increase can make a big difference in terms of charitable returns.“It’s an exciting time for the sector, but with more and more charities coming into the marketplace, there is even greater need for organisations to invest in this area of fundraising and ensure they can continue to rely on such a vital income stream.” 155 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: legacies legacy fundraising legacy pledges 156 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33
2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment People Local Photographer Brian Goodman to Exhibit at ART SAN DIEGO Art Show From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 1:58 pm Top of the News HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News More Cool Stuff Community News 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 Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Local Altadena photographer Brian Goodman will be exhibiting his artwork at ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Show from Thursday through Sunday, November 5th to 8th, 2015, at the Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Boulevard in San Diego.Goodman, born in Los Angeles in 1957, has been taking pictures for over 47 years. He studied Photography at El Camino College and Otis/Parsons School of Art and Design in California, and at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in Jerusalem, Israel, focusing on fine art photography and photojournalism.In 1982, Goodman expanded his skills into the field of commercial photography, and opened his first professional photo studio in 1987, eventually incorporating his growing business as Public Works Productions, Inc., in Altadena.Even while working in the commercial arts, Goodman continued to develop his personal repertoire of fine art photographs. His images have spanned the globe, capturing stirring landscapes, intriguing characters, and thought-provoking studies. Always fascinated with the juxtaposition of light and color, his newest series goes a step beyond, stretching natural landscapes into rainbows of color, evoking senses of emotion, movement and imagination.ART SAN DIEGO, founded in 2009 as the first and only contemporary art show in San Diego, is now an annual showcase featuring not only San Diego’s most talented artists, but also leading artists from around the globe.The show features compelling, site and theme specific art projects, art talks and panel discussions, a selection of dynamic and cutting-edge film, video and new media works and a curated selection of emerging and spotlight artists. More than 60 galleries from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia will showcase paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, videos and cutting-edge multimedia artwork.Tickets for ART SAN DIEGO are priced at $25 online and $30 at the door for general admission. For opening night attendance, tickets are priced at $75 online and $85 at-the-door. Proceeds from the opening night ticket sales go directly to the Museum of Contemporary Art.For more information on ART SAN DIEGO 2015, visit www.art-sandiego.com. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website
iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Five female paramedics with the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming that they were sexually harassed by members of the Fire Department, including superiors.The 57-page suit, filed by five women who have chosen to remain anonymous, comes just three months after the women filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which issued Right to Sue letters to each plaintiff.The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago. Four of the plaintiffs allege sexual harassment by superiors and one claims she received similar treatment from a colleague.Three of the complaints were against the same Ambulance Commander, who allegedly forcibly kissed, groped and made lewd comments to each of the women.One woman claimed that the commander “kissed and licked her face” after she verbally and physically resisted his advances. Another claims that he made explicit comments on her physical appearance, repeatedly asking questions such as “what kind of panties do you wear at work?”Several plaintiffs said they tried to avoid one-on-one situations with their harassers, fearing they would be sexually assaulted.According to the lawsuit, “women who complain of sexual harassment get mocked, humiliated, retaliated against, and their careers suffer as a result,” deterring one of the women from reporting harassment on one occasion.Among the many allegations that are “part of a pattern and practice of sex discrimination,” the case claims that the City of Chicago fails to maintain safety for female employees, fails to provide sufficient sexual harassment training for employees and ignores reports of sexual harassment.The suit also claims that there is a “code of silence” in the CFD surrounding the issue of sexual harassment that is condoned and facilitated by municipal policymakers’ failure to act.Lynn Palac, an attorney representing the women, told ABC News that the CFD was aware of harassment allegations at the time of the EEOC filing in January, but no disciplinary actions against the accused had been taken at that point.According to a fire department official, “investigations were already in progress” when the lawsuit was filed. The official also told ABC News that the accused officers are currently working, but would not elaborate on the capacity in which they are functioning within the CFD.Bill McCaffrey, spokesperson for the Chicago Law Department told ABC News in a statement that “the City of Chicago does not tolerate harassment of any kind,” but would not comment further on the case.Palac says that the women, “above all want to keep their jobs and work in a safe environment.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Degrees lose their lustre to business skillsOn 20 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Experience and generic business skills are valued more highly by most London employers the survey by Focus, the central London Tec, found.The capital has a well-qualified workforce, with 40 per cent having degree-level qualifications.But although a degree may help place graduates on the first rung of the career ladder, 73 per cent of respondents said that after a few years of employment their experience is more valuable than their qualification.The study found that 20 per cent of employers have increased the number of graduates they employ in the past three years, with this growth most marked in creative industries, financial services, hospitality and entertainment sectors.Focus, 020-7896 8484Experience and generic business skills are valued more highly by most London employers the survey by Focus, the central London Tec, found.The capital has a well-qualified workforce, with 40 per cent having degree-level qualifications.But although a degree may help place graduates on the first rung of the career ladder, 73 per cent of respondents said that after a few years of employment their experience is more valuable than their qualification.The study found that 20 per cent of employers have increased the number of graduates they employ in the past three years, with this growth most marked in creative industries, financial services, hospitality and entertainment sectors.Focus, 020-7896 8484