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The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileThe National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) manages a closed-end fund that invests in a diversified of Malawi Stock Exchange listed shares and unlisted private securities. The principle objective of NITL is to provide a vehicle for the public to participate in equity investment in Malawi. The fund is a product of Malawi’s progressive privatisation policy and provides income and capital growth opportunities for investors. Financial gain from investments are tax free if held for more than a year. NITL manages a portfolio of investments with funds raised by selling units allocated according to the amount invested in the fund. The NITL manages two Unit Trusts; the NITL Local Equity Fund and the NITL Global Opportunities Fund. Both provide favourable middle- to long-term performance with controlled risk and tax-free earnings. The holding company is based in Mauritius. The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) 2016 interim results for the half year.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 Exchange
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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 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Advocacy Peace & Justice, House of Bishops Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 13, 2013 at 3:08 am I commend the Bishops on their endorsement of the Episcopal Church taking a leadership role in the conversation to reduce gun violence in its various forms, recognizing the wide spectrum this covers. And while we’re at it I would encourage us to take a stand on violence of all kinds. I f we cannot lead and encourage this conversation, then we are saying that there is no hope to make improvements. I cannot imagine the Episcopal Church (and we as individuals) turning its back, sitting on its hands, on a matter like this. Let us look clearly at, and listen carefully to one another, and work together to reduce this violence. ‘Carnage’ of gun violence must stop, bishops say Retreat concludes with call for ‘new conversation’ that challenges U.S. gun violence Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments are closed. 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Yet we are convinced that there needs to be a new conversation in the United States that challenges gun violence,” they said. “Because of the wide variety of contexts in which we live and our commitment to reasoned and respectful discourse that holds together significant differences in creative tension, we believe that The Episcopal Church can and must lead in this effort. In fact many in this church are already doing so, for which we thank God.”A specific commitment “to lead a new conversation in our nations as to the appropriate use and legislation of firearms” and to commit to “specific actions to this end,” is, the bishops said, in keeping with their episcopal ordination vows to “boldly proclaim and interpret the Gospel of Christ, enlightening the minds and stirring up the conscience.”They also called all Episcopalians “to pray and work for the end of gun violence.”The theme for the bishops’ meeting, which was styled as a retreat, was “Godly leadership in the midst of loss” and the sessions included prayer, daily Bible study, reflection and worship.Some bishops initially viewed the theme as a “downer,” Diocese of Eastern Michigan Bishop Todd Ousley, vice president of the house’s planning committee, said during a press briefing towards the end of the meeting. That feeling changed as reflections from various bishops opened up the theme, he said.“Without any coordination between those bishops, they really touched on the same things,” Ousley said, namely the call to bishops to “be present; we are to stay connected in relationship and that that really is what leadership is.”The meeting was the first since General Convention last met in July 2012, and the first meeting of the bishops outside of convention since their last retreat during March 2012. The bishops generally meet in both March and September in the years when General Convention does not meet.A total of 137 bishops registered for the retreat, according to retired Ohio Bishop Suffragan Ken Price, who is secretary of the house. Eleven of the bishops were new since the last retreat meeting, according to Price, who said in the briefing that the deaths of eight bishops were also noted.“The house is in continuous flux but in the 18 years that I have been coming, I can honestly say that this meeting gave more space, more time to tend to ourselves than any other one,” Price said of the retreat format. “I think we’re all going to leave refreshed and grateful for the time of reflection.”Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori echoed that sentiment, calling the gathering a time of “good fellowship and deep conversation” and describing the March 12 afternoon session as “the most minimal business meeting I can recall.”“We did do the business of tending to our souls and that is a great blessing,” she said during the briefing.While the bishops were meeting, it was announced that a written agreement had been forged and accepted by Jefferts Schori over complaints from the Diocese of Quincy Standing Committee against Bishops Peter Beckwith (Springfield), Bruce MacPherson (Western Louisiana) and Edward Salmon (South Carolina), and from the Diocese of Fort Worth Standing Committee and an individual complainant against Bishops Maurice Benitez (Dallas), John Howe (Central Florida), Paul Lambert (Dallas), William Love (Albany), Daniel Martins (Springfield), Edward Salmon (South Carolina), and James Stanton (Dallas).The “conciliation process,” also described as a mediation process, took place under Title IV.10 of the church’s canons.“’Conciliation’ is a bizarrely inappropriate word to describe what has happened,” Martins wrote after the March 8 release of the agreement. “Today, I think it’s safe to say that all nine of us are processing some degree of anger and are feeling substantially alienated from those who brought the charges against us. We feel manipulated and victimized. We are nowhere near happy about this outcome, even though we stand by our decision to accept the Accord.”Martins, who attended the retreat at Kanuga, also called the tone of the agreement “derisive and hostile” and “abusive.Asked if the accord and Martins’ reaction came up during the retreat, Ousley said the meeting’s tone “was one of being very attentive to our relationship across the spectrum.”He said “minimal questions” were raised when the accord was reported to the house. “Our focus was not on that, but rather on how much we value our relationships with one another and a recognition that we have all experienced loss” as some members of the Episcopal Church have chosen to leave.The gathering involved a lot of informal conversations among bishops, Diocese of Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe said during the briefing, adding that he did not have a sense of the feelings Martins described from the bishops involved in the process. “There was a lot of good humor, good conversation and a sense that we were moving forward and not looking backward,” he said.Jefferts Schori noted that the conciliation process is included in the church’s Title IV disciplinary canons and that “it’s a step towards reconciliation; it doesn’t achieve full reconciliation but it’s a step in that direction.”The Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs issued daily accounts that provided a brief overview of the bishops’ discussions and activities at Kangua. Those accounts are here.Members of the public and the news media were not allowed to observe the sessions. Some bishops blogged and tweeted during the retreat.Among those tweeting, using the hashtags #HOB2013 and #HOB13, were Diocese of Central Florida Bishop Greg Brewer, Diocese of Washington Bishop Marrian Budde, Diocese of Vermont Bishop Tom Ely, Diocese of Texas Bishop Andy Doyle, Diocese of Connecticut Ian Douglas, Diocese of Texas Bishop Suffragan Jeff W. Fisher, Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop Rob Hirschfeld, Diocese of Maine Bishop Steve Lane, Diocese of Rhode Island Bishop Nick Knisely, Diocese of Springfield Bishop Dan Martins, Diocese of Arizona Bishop Kirk Smith, Diocese of Western Louisiana Bishop Jake Owensby and Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright, who noted that Knisely had advised him that he should start tweeting.In past meetings, some bishops have raised issues of confidentiality in response to their colleagues tweeting and blogging about their conversations. Wolfe said during the briefing that the bishops have agreed not to tweet from confidential portions of their meetings. In other parts of the meeting “we’re enjoying a more relaxed set of rules,” he said.“It’s just important we have some time where bishops feel that they can share creatively and openly without fear that their words will be broadcast to the world,” Wolfe said.Price agreed that “we need those times when we just talk with one another,” but, “on the other hand, when we really do want to communicate, we have lots of tools to do it really effectively and we’re catching up with the world.”He noted that many of the newer bishops “are younger and have been using various forms of social media very comfortably for a long time.” He added that one informal gathering involved some of those bishops teaching others about how to more effectively use social media.Ousley said the bishops’ agreement also calls for using social media “primarily to report our own words and our own impressions, rather than the words coming from others.Tweets using #HOB2013, the most widely used of the two, can be found here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ CAROLINE ROPER-DEYO says: Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN David Cherney says: Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 12, 2013 Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Dan B. Odenweller says: March 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm Yes . . . I agree the carnage should stop . . . and it would if you were concentrating on character and spiritual development. People who are walking with Jesus don’t go on shooting ramages.Pob bendith * All blessings,Caroline Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS March 12, 2013 at 8:31 pm This completely worthless statement is further evidence of this church’s persistent effort to joust with windmills. We need to focus on problems we can actually solve instead of these worthless efforts to feel good. There has never been one instance of a firearm ever hurting or killing someone all by itself. People kill and cripple each other, and always will until the second coming. Our faith community needs to get real before we become less mainstream than we already are. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC March 13, 2013 at 3:24 am I cannot help but wonder how this issue might have progressed had the Church focused its effort on the ten commandments and specifically on:Thou shall not kill – Imagine the broad impact of these simple words, in our inner cities, in the middlke east, and in Africa.But no, it cannot be a failure of ours, let us continue to blame the inanimate object, and strive to eliminate any form of penalty for violating the norms of society, and church. 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OSCR advises on fundraising restrictions near 2014 Commonwealth Games Howard Lake | 9 January 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Individual giving Law / policy Scotland Exempt promotersCharities that have exempt promoter status – they collect throughout the whole or a substantial part of Scotland – must also apply to the Organising Committee before 28 February to inform them if they plan to collect in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games. They can not simply notify Glasgow City Council as they would normally.Charities faced substantial restrictions on fundraising around the 2012 Olympic Games in London, not only in terms of the games locations but also in terms of not using certain words associated with the Olympic Games, London and 2012.Photo: Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 by cameronjking on Flickr.com 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. 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities face restrictions if they wish to fundraise near venues used for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland while the Games are taking place. The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has issued advice to charities on how they can comply with these restrictions.The restrictions are specified in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games (Trading and Advertising) (Scotland) Regulations 2013. They refer to street trading and advertising activity within defined event zones in Glasgow and in other areas used by the Games during certain times.Charity fundraising does fall under the general category of street trading in this case. In particular it includes ‘making an appeal to members of the public to give money or other property (or both) for charitable or other purposes (whether authorised or not under any enactment)’.Areas coveredThe event zones covered by the restrictions include areas that surround the competition venues, city centre sites such as George Square and Merchant City in Glasgow, and other venues such as the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre near Dundee and the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.How to seek authorisationFundraising in these event zones during the Games is permitted but only if it has been authorised by the Organising Committee. Otherwise it is prohibited.Applications to carry out fundraising activities in the event zones must be submitted to the Organising Committee before 28 February 2014. Advertisement
Facebook Twitter Since you are reading this and it is past April 22, that means you survived another Earth Day. But, how many more Earth Days can we survive? Many of the envirowacks who have made Earth Day a high holy day like to tell us that unless we change the way we live, the end is near. Highly exaggerated fears about pollution, global warming, chemicals, genetic engineering, and the like have become the focus of Earth Day rhetoric. In addition, attacks on science, technology, and big business have polluted Earth Day. “Passion and zeal routinely trump science, and provability takes a back seat to plausibility,” write Henry Miller and Jeff Stier, fellows at Stanford University and The National Center for Public Policy Research, respectively. In recent years, agriculture has found itself in the spotlight of the Earth Day debate.Earth Day is controlled, for the most part, by an organization called the Earth Day Network. It determines the theme, coordinates the activities, and provides much of the talking points for participating groups and the media. The 2017 theme was “Environmental & Climate Literacy.” Yet much of what was promoted was anything but real understanding of the environment. Instead of a genuine concern for nature, many of those stumping on Earth Day share opposition to environmentally friendly advances in science and technology, such as agricultural biotechnology and renewable fuel.Mainstream media coverage of Earth Day is equally as distorted and one-sided. Time, for example, in a story on “3 Easy Ways to Make a Difference on Earth Day,” suggested, in all seriousness, that we should all stop eating meat. “Widespread adoption of vegetarianism would slash greenhouse gas emissions by nearly two-thirds.” In a fear-mongering story by CNN on how climate change will impact the corn industry, CNN concluded, “The bottom line: Experts can’t know for sure what the future holds for America’s corn industry.” Wow — that is real environmental literacy.In the beginning, Earth Day was a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, New Age experience, and today it still retains much of that focus. This has always made it hard for agriculture to get much positive press. This year, however, with the major advances in soil health being seen on farms, the agriculture message is resonating with those who like to toss the terms “natural” and “sustainability” around. The growing use of cover crops and soil testing is a story that gets noticed during Earth Day. The use of precision technology which helps farmers minimize environmental impacts is more problematic for the nature worshipers because it involves science and technology.The ethanol story is another stumbling block for the Earth Day crowd. A decade of facts have proven the food vs. fuel argument wrong, and a recent USDA study indicated that ethanol production is becoming even more beneficial for the environment than before, with a 43% reduction in greenhouse gases over gasoline. Yet, the barefoot environmentalists have rejected ethanol in favor of the inefficient and unreliable wind and solar sources.As long as Earth Day focuses on emotional romanticism about nature and dismisses the role of science and technology in protecting and even improving our world, it is a threat to agriculture and to food security.By Gary Truitt Surviving Earth Day Home Commentary Surviving Earth Day SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 23, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleRenewable Fuels Standard Heads to CourtNext articleFarm Lending Continues to Moderate Gary Truitt
Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Leadership Talks Trade with USDA’s Perdue SHARE SHARE Indiana Farm Leadership Talks Trade with USDA’s Perdue Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 15, 2017 Previous articleBower Trading Market Strategy Report: Improving Weather Will Not Impact MarketsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 15, 2017 Andy Eubank Kron and Perdue talk tradeLast week USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue traveled to Cincinnati and announced major changes to the agency’s structure. Indiana farmers were there to hear about it firsthand. Perdue talked about establishment of a new USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. Indiana Farm Bureau president Randy Kron, along with major farm groups, was happy to hear the emphasis on trade.“Secretary Perdue understands the importance of trade,” Kron said. “I talked a little bit about how important trade was to Indiana agriculture and where we rank with some of the numbers and what it means to us. There is no doubt he gets it. He understands trade is important, and my hope is, and he even commented that he’s going to make sure that the President understands what trade means to agriculture. So he understands the importance of trade and he understands a lot of other issues.”The Cincinnati visit happened the same day the U.S. Senate finally confirmed Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative under President Donald Trump, more welcome news, according to Kron.“We’re glad to have that and hopefully he can get the rest of his cabinet appointed and all the positions filled so agriculture is represented very well in DC.”A day after talking trade, Perdue was welcoming the agreement between the United States and China on several key trade issues, including the return of American beef to the Chinese market after a hiatus that began in 2004.Kron also brought up crop insurance. He wanted to be sure Perdue knew how important that is to Indiana farmers as a new farm bill begins to get hammered out.“We talked about the importance of risk management, crop insurance, and how important it is especially for the younger generation for crop insurance and having access to capital. He seemed to understand that, he knew it was important, but one of the comments he made was that he can advocate for that, but he needs us to be talking to our legislators so they understand the importance of it too.”Kron was joined by other Indiana farmers, including Indiana Farm Bureau vice president Kendell Culp. Listen to more from Randy Kron:Randy Kron on meeting with new USDA Sec Sonny Perdue(Photos courtesy USDA)
Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Paris, 7 November 2017 Dear Minister Mende, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international NGO that defends the freedom to inform, would like to express its concern about your criticism on 3 November of the Congolese press freedom NGO Journalist in Danger (JED). In your speech, you questioned the credibility of the report that JED had published the day before and you accused JED of “political activism.” You also implied that some of its members could be arrested. We fully support JED and its publications. In this case, JED carefully compiled the findings of the research that its staff had conducted and published throughout the past year. In this report, released on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, JED said there has been a nearly 40% increase in attacks against journalists by various state authorities in the DRC, which is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, having fallen 10 places since 2013. We realize that these figures might prompt you to react and we hope that, in response to these grim findings, your staff will do everything possible to identify and punish those responsible for these attacks, more than 80% of which were carried by military, police or administrative personnel. We also ask you to do more to protect journalists, who should not be the victims of abuses just because their reporting displease local or national authorities. The accusations that you made against JED, a leading Congolese civil society organization, are worrying and foster a threatening climate for JED’s staff, who need to be able to work freely. Since your comments, JED has received several “warnings” and calls for caution from supposedly well-intentioned persons. As minister of communication and media, you have to duty to set an example and to not legitimize violence against the media. We therefore urge you to ensure the safety of JED’s staff, whose work has been hailed by many international organizations and media outlets all over the world. Sincerely, Christophe Deloire Secretary-General February 16, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian The Democratic Republic of Congo’s minister of communication and media, Lambert Mende, made threatening comments about Journalist in Danger (JED), a partner organization of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), after JED issued its annual report on 2 November.In the following open letter, RSF voices its support for JED and calls on the minister to protect journalists and to put an end to impunity for those responsible for crimes of violence against them. News February 18, 2021 Find out more Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma News News RSF_en Receive email alerts February 24, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalists ImpunityPredatorsFreedom of expression November 7, 2017 RSF backs JED after threats by Congolese minister News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalists ImpunityPredatorsFreedom of expression to go further Lambert Mende, Ministre de la Communication et des médias de RDC depuis 2008