Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgEnterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEnterprise Group Limited is a leading financial services and insurance group in Ghana. The company operates in 6 segments; non-life assurance, life assurance, pension administration, real estate, funeral services and investments. Enterprise Group Limited offers an extensive portfolio of products and services ranging from funeral finance and family income protection to micro insurance, corporate risk, fidelity guarantee, cash-in-safe, home and personal assets protection and product liability insurance policies. Enterprise Group Limited also assists with pension fund management and real estate development and management. The company was founded in 1924 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Enterprise Group Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgFCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileFCMB Group Plc is a financial services institution offering products and services for the commercial, corporate and institutional sectors in Nigeria and Europe. The company’s core portfolio is focused on investment banking, asset management, commercial banking, corporate banking, personal banking, institutional banking and treasury and financial markets. The company also offers services for stockbroking, trusteeships, micro-lending and asset and cash management. FCMB Group Plc was founded in 1977 and its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FCMB Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

J. Jon Bruno tells disciplinary hearing about attempt to sell…

first_img March 30, 2017 at 8:04 pm Amen! Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Comments (15) Timothy Factor says: Rector Washington, DC 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 Featured Jobs & Calls March 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm I hope that such light soon spreads to the lawsuit brought by former COO, Bishop Stacy Sauls involving leadership culture, particularly at 815. Serious accusations there and few know anything about it. J. Jon Bruno tells disciplinary hearing about attempt to sell Newport Beach church Los Angeles bishop is due to answer more questions on hearing’s final day Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK March 30, 2017 at 6:07 pm Doug, I am in complete agreement with you. The present operation of the episcopacy began to take place in the late 1980’s as I observed it as a staff member of both +John Allin and +Edmond Browning, the styles of each representing the change itself, although not obvious to me for a few years. Browning had served largely in missionary dioceses whose operational leadership style was centered on the bishop. His style seemed to set the new phase as more and more new bishops took on this authority approach in making decisions and in how they repesented the Church. There are a number of other factors that also complimented what became the theme that the center of authority is in the bishop’s office and not the local congregation. The diocese was formally the strong facilitator of local parochial mission, but now the local “franchise” for the diocese is the parish. And, yes, local parish clergy do not operate with the same confidence of their position or support of their bishop. Sadly the actual witness to and for mission has been seriously damaged institutionally as a result for both local clergy and lay leadership. Margaret Scott says: Tags Doug Desper says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release The Rev. Jeffrey P. Cave says: Doug Desper says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books March 30, 2017 at 6:48 pm I attended catechism classes with the rector of St James when I was a 6th and 7th grader at the nearby Horace Ensign school nearby. That would be 1950-52. There was a vibrant congregation with services friendly to youngters. I assisted Bp Bruno there a few years back for the funeral for Virginia Brown, the widow of my sponsoring rector. The ashes of Dr and Mrs Brown had to be removed from the parish columbarium and translated to our San Diego cathedral because St James’ had affiliated with an African conservative diocese. I was so relieved when Bp Bruno’s persistence brought about the re-opening of the church, which is strategically located at the very heart of Newport Beach. More than chastisement for the bishop, I pray for reconciliation and for the wide open doors and heart of this historic church and its community for vital witness, worship and service. For Newporters the present closure is a bit like a boarded up St Patrick’s cathedral on 5th Avenue. It is Lent, a time of repentance, and renewal and forgiveness, even of bishops, and if apostolic witness beyond the service of mammon. It can work. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Reverend Canon Meredith Hunt says: John Barnard says: March 30, 2017 at 9:16 am Prayers for the Diocese of Los Angeles and for all involved. God guide everyone through this difficult situation. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anthony Price says: Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Doug Desper says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Church Attorney Raymond “Jerry” Coughlan, left, shows Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno documents during the bishop’s testimony March 29. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Pasadena, California] The second day of a March 28-30 ecclesiastical disciplinary hearing for Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno included the bishop’s explanation of his behavior during the events in question as well as more testimony from a vicar who said she became uncomfortable talking to him alone about the situation.The allegations detailed at the hearing stem from Bruno’s behavior during and after his unsuccessful 2015 attempt to sell St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach to a condominium developer for $15 million. Members of the church initially filed the disciplinary complaint against him.Bruno is alleged to have violated Title IV Canon IV.4.1(g) by failing to exercise his ministry in accordance with applicable church canons (specifically Title II Canon II.6.3 requiring prior standing committee consent to any plan for a church or chapel to be “removed, taken down, or otherwise disposed of for worldly or common use”), Title IV Canon IV.4.1(h)(6) by engaging in “conduct involving dishonesty, deceit or misrepresentation” and Title IV Canon IV.4.1(h)(8) for “conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy”. The applicable subsections of Title IV Canon IV.4.1 begin on page 135 here.The St. James the Great complainants allege that Bruno violated church canons because he:failed to get the consent of the diocesan standing committee before entering into a contract to sell the property;misrepresented his intention for the property to the members, the clergy and the local community at large;misrepresented that St. James the Great was not a sustainable congregation;misrepresented that the Rev. Canon Cindy Evans Voorhees, St. James’ vicar, had resigned;misrepresented to some St. James members that he would lease the property back to them for a number of months and that the diocese would financially aid the church; andengaged in conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy by “misleading and deceiving” the clergy and people of St. James, as well as the local community, about his plans for the property and for taking possession of the property and locking out the congregation.Bruno says in his response brief to the hearing panel that five of the allegations must be decided in his favor because “undisputed evidence establishes no canonical violation.” He says the sixth allegation concerning alleged misrepresentations to Voorhees presents conflicting evidence for the panel to weigh. However, he calls it a “she said (he told me he wouldn’t sell the property), he said (I never said I wouldn’t sell the property) dichotomy.”Diocese of Los Angeles Vice Chancellor Julie Dean Larsen, right, handled the questioning of people speaking in support of the disciplinary action against Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno. Chancellor Richard Zevnik, second from right, led Bruno, third from left, through his March 29 testimony to the Hearing Panel. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDuring the March 29 morning session, Diocese of Los Angeles Vice Chancellor Julie Dean Larsen led Voorhees through more than two hours of questioning about her testimony the previous day. Her questions seemed intent on uncovering inconsistencies between Voorhees’ statements during those three hours, and what she had previously said, written or done. Larsen also questioned Voorhees’ understanding of diocesan policies, her recall of the precise sequence of events that led to Bruno closing St. James on June 29, 2015, and her interpretation of certain actions and statements by Bruno.A controversial moment occurred when Larsen asked Voorhees about an encounter she had on June 16 in a restroom with then-Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool. The bishop, Voorhees said, told her she was sorry for what was happening to her and St. James and offered a sympathetic hug. Voorhees said she told Glasspool she “preferred action rather than a hug.”When Larsen asked Voorhees about the bishop’s response, Voorhees replied, “I would rather not say what she said to me in the women’s room.” When Diocese of Southern Virginia Bishop Herman Hollerith IV, president of the Hearing Panel, asked her why she was hesitant, Voorhees said she knew that Glasspool was “in a lot of trouble” with Bruno and she did not know if the conversation was confidential.After a short break, Hollerith told Voorhees she needed to relate the rest of the conversation.Voorhees recalled that Glasspool told her she had “gotten into a lot of trouble” by trying to talk to the diocesan standing committee about the sale of St. James. Glasspool said that attempt “upset the bishop so much that they had to have mediation. I had no idea that had happened and I felt terrible for her that she had to go through that,” Voorhees said.Voorhees recalled Glasspool saying that the mediation had resulted in some kind of agreement. “And then she just said the bishop scared the s— out of her and that she needed to get out of there and she was just trying to make it through General Convention.”Glasspool is currently an assisting bishop in the Diocese of New York.In reply to a question from Larsen, Voorhees denied that she and Glasspool discussed the Title IV disciplinary complaint against Bruno.Larsen later asked Voorhees why she did not talk to Bruno after he told her in an emailed letter that he interpreted her June 26 “last pastoral letter” to the congregation the day before its last service in the building as her resignation.“I didn’t feel comfortable being alone with him,” Voorhees said.Also on March 29, Diocese Chancellor Richard Zevnik led Bruno through nearly 4.5 hours of detailed questions about his authority, the diocese’s finances, the lengthy litigation to recover the property of four parishes that had voted in 2003 to disaffiliate with the diocese and the sequence of events connected with the attempted sale of St. James.Bruno said that he went to court over those properties because of the precedent it would have set had he not. The bishop said that as early as 2008 he intended to sell the properties once they were recovered to cover the litigation costs and because the four parishes were “redundant” because there were other nearby parishes where Episcopalians could worship. He has since sold two of the four and reopened a third.The St. James sale fell through and the church sits empty because Bruno locked out the congregation in mid-2015. A new community that calls itself Save St. James the Great worships in the community room of Newport Beach City Hall with Voorhees as its priest.Bruno said he allowed Voorhees to attempt to restart St. James, one of the properties involved in the litigation, because she was passionate about the congregation and he hoped she could make a go of it. He said he promised to give her “as much help as I could.”When he reconsecrated the church property in the fall of 2013 as St. James the Great Episcopal Church, Bruno said he gave the small congregation a pep talk of sorts. “I was trying to convince the congregation to make a miracle,” he told the Hearing Panel.“And we did,” some members of the audience replied, drawing a caution from Hollerith to remain silent.Bruno repeatedly insisted that Voorhees did not give him required status reports about St. James’ finances but said he had not personally asked for the reports, relying instead on staff to do so. Voorhees said staffers told her St. James’ status as a “forming congregation” meant she did not have to comply with the requirement for those reports included in the diocese’s policies for mission congregations.Newport Beach City Council member Diane B. Dixon, who was mayor pro tempore in 2015 when Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno attempted to sell St. James the Great Episcopal Church, told the hearing panel that she did not want the city to lose the “iconic” church. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceChurch Attorney Raymond “Jerry” Coughlan, appointed to represent the Episcopal Church in the case, sharply questioned the bishop about using scant financial information from St. James as he decided whether to accept the $15 million offer for the property. Bruno admitted that he used a 2013 parochial report that only included statistics from the three months of the new congregation’s existence and a budget included in a July 2014 application for a diocesan grant.The latter showed that the congregation had taken in $156,046 in the first three months of the year, more than one-third of projected annual income of $349,680. The document projected 2015 income of $386,900. The document showed that such revenue would cover the congregation’s expenses. However, Bruno told people including Newport Beach City Council member Diane B. Dixon, who was then Newport Beach mayor pro tempore, that the congregation was unsustainable.Coughlan also challenged Bruno’s contention that the $15 million offer was unsolicited, attempting to show that the bishop had instructed staff members to look at offers higher than two earlier unsolicited offers that he rejected.He sharply questioned Bruno about his explanation to St. James members on May 17, 2015, that $6.3 million of the possible sale would go into the diocese’s Poor and Needy Fund, $1 million would go to St. James to help it establish what he called “a church without walls” and the rest would be invested in a trust fund, named in honor of the congregation, to fund other mission and ministry in the diocese.Under Coughlan’s questioning, Bruno denied that he had accepted the $15 million offer to gain $6.3 million to buy the remaining interest in some commercial properties in Anaheim, California, that had been donated to the diocese. The bishop said using part of the St. James proceeds was only one option for financing that purchase, which would allow the diocese to use the properties to produce more income for ministry. Another option was a bank loan, which the diocese has since obtained and used to purchase the remaining interest in the Anaheim properties, according to the bishop.Bruno, describing the diocese as “property-rich and cash-poor,” said he had an ongoing effort to trim the number of congregations by consolidating some and “liquidating” some of the property involved.In another line of questioning, Bruno said he did not reply to an email from Voorhees on which he was copied in which she reported a phone call she had gotten from a realtor who said he had heard St. James was for sale. In the email, Voorhees asked if there was anything she needed to know because she said she had “devoted my life” to growing the congregation. She said she wanted to know if she was “wasting her time.”The bishop said he didn’t think any ministry was a waste of time. However, he said, “if I answered every email where somebody had a concern or a worry and it’s not addressed to me, I would not sleep.”The bishop will continue to answer questions on March 30, the last scheduled day of the hearing. Other people will also answer questions that day.St. James the Great Episcopal Church member Michael Strong tells the Hearing Panel March 29 about his experience before and after Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno’s attempt to sell the church property. Strong and another St. James member, Kathi Liebermann, were the only other people who spoke to the Hearing Panel on March 29. Liebermann’s parents, Dan and Betty Connelly, were active in the diocese and the wider church and Bruno and Dan Liebermann were longtime friends. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceWhile the Episcopal Church Title IV disciplinary canons in 2011 moved clergy disciplinary actions from a legalistic process to a professional-conduct model, many legal terms persist. For instance, Hollerith and the attorneys referred to Larsen’s questioning as a “cross examination” and there were “objections” about some questions or whether certain “evidence” was “admissible.”However, the ultimate goal, according Title IV’s introduction (page 131 here) is that “the Church and each Diocese shall support their members in their life in Christ and seek to resolve conflicts by promoting healing, repentance, forgiveness, restitution, justice, amendment of life and reconciliation among all involved or affected.”Each day’s session began and ended with prayer led by Hearing Panel member the Rev. Erik Larsen of Rhode Island. The opening prayer concluded with all participants and onlookers saying the Lord’s Prayer aloud in unison.In addition to Hollerith and Larsen, the members of the Hearing Panel considering the allegations against Bruno include Rhode Island Bishop Nicholas Knisely, North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith, and Deborah Stokes of Southern Ohio. All are members of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops, which appointed them.The Hearing Panel is hearing testimony in a meeting room of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Pasadena, about 90 minutes northeast of Newport Beach. Save St. James the Great has organized buses to travel to and from the hearing each day. Close to 120 people sat in the gallery at times during both the March 28 and 29 sessions.Previous ENS coverage of the hearing is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Kevin Miller says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET April 3, 2017 at 2:57 pm Yep, Meredith, the “shift in functioning” is notable to many outside of the institutional beltways. It now becomes clearer why the 2012 General Convention mandate to attempt to move out of 815 in New York has just been ignored; it’s that power and influence are the great prize to some in leadership. The “new normal” is that General Convention is going to soon pursue and penalize dioceses that don’t pay up what is apportioned to support the work of the General Church – “work” that has increasingly included expending millions in legal fees and financially propping up dioceses that are unsustainable. The human toll and the millions of dollars in lawsuits spent to make “dissenting” people comply with revisionist theological and ideological pursuits, the untold sums being spent on the Bishop Bruno case, and the half-million (likely more) spent investigating/clearing Bishop Sauls is highly dysfunctional for a Church who musters only appx. 685,000 on a Sunday. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Margaret Scott says: March 30, 2017 at 11:45 am The founding generation of the Episcopal Church envisioned a polity of checks and balances and collegiality among the influences and authority in their new Church. That’s because the Church of the late 1700s had reached near total collapse due to being associated with poorly conceived authority and institution-centered priorities. They realized that a future rested with developing a re-invigorated laity and local parish expressions. Over the years something has gone off the rails. More than a few of today’s laity are heard to describe the episcopate as a “benevolent dictatorship”. Clergy are petrified for their livelihood if they go against the priorities and opinions of their bishop, congregations are resentful because they believe themselves to be handled by the diocese instead of collaborated with – that they are seen merely as the local office of the diocese which supports “The Church”. If nothing else, this trial reveals unrealistic and dysfunctional ways of being a Church; that “people” (our greatest asset) are believed to be disposable to serve institutional priorities. RevPam Strobel says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Lisa Fox says: March 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm I think that my Lenten confession is that I am too tired to pray…often I do not hear of repentance from those who have harmed either individuals or the institution; renewal does not always touch the ears of those who need to hear nor the eyes of those who need to see; and so, how does one “forgive” when the other seems to hang in thin air? The Rev. Ronald L Reed says: March 30, 2017 at 6:20 pm It makes me think of “feet of clay;” power and authority, often without knowledge; greed as an outcome of rising to the top without “sound business principles” and ethics, and an inability or lack of desire to talk to or seek out those who have that knowledge and experience. It is crazy making to me, an active cradle Episcopal lay person who finds cynicism creeping into my respect for Church authority from the top down. The institutional church is destroying itself by neglect, lack of careful discernment of those seeking Holy Orders and over-looking the Body of Christ (the people in the pews). Those are the ones who “go forth to do the work we have been given to do.” (I am not talking about “pew warmers.”). In terms of health care, spiritual health is being too often neglected…even, or especially, in the seats of power. 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Bruno Hearing, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY April 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm Brilliantly written and very appropriate! Cathedral Dean Boise, ID March 30, 2017 at 5:02 pm I share your prayers. I am mindful that every person involved is a beloved child of God. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis March 30, 2017 at 12:21 pm I was part of the St. James the Great congregation during this dark time. It was not the selling of the church that was disgusting, it was the mean and draconian methods, i.e. secret lock-out, used to accomplish the task. It reminded me of my real estate property management days when landlord would empty their apartment building by any means to convert to condos. More precisely , as a new convert to Christ’s Love and grace and being nurtured by a new congregation, not just in my community, by comprised of my neighbors, what Bishop Bruno did was simply wrong.” Almighty God to you all hearts are open, all desires known and from you no secrets are hid. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts through the inspiration of your Holy Spirit so we may more perfectly love you and worthily magnify your name through Christ our Lord.” May God have mercy on Bishop Bruno. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI March 30, 2017 at 9:03 pm Guys and girls, the Episcopal Church that we loved and grew up with is literally dying of old age. This sort of infighting does nothing to help the situation, and more likely steepens the decline. OK, Bp Bruno screwed up, but he should get some credit for defending TEC against the breakaway congregations. He clearly wasn’t a master tactician with regard to St James, but no doubt he was still fixated on replenishing the diocesan treasury. Let us therefore, in the spirit of forgiveness, offer him a round of applause and a pleasant retirement, and then get on with the larger issue – rebuilding our individual parishes in the face of modern apathy and cynicism. Bible studies alone won’t do it, IMHO, but it’s clear that the task needs to be done from the bottom up, not the top down. Step one: unlock St James the Great, and let’s get to work. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 30, 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments are closed. March 30, 2017 at 4:59 pm Thank you for another good report on the hearing.And thank God I’m a member of the Episcopal Church, where such issues are handled in the light of day and not hidden within a walled basilica. Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Lisa Fox says: Property Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME April 2, 2017 at 7:34 am Ron, David and I are in complete agreement with both you and Doug. We have observed the same shift in the church and episcopal functioning. 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Sumu Residence / Echo Design + Architecture

first_img Lead Architect: Save this picture!Courtesy of Echo Design + Architecture+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Apartments Year:  Architects: Echo Design + Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934245/sumu-residence-echo-design-and-architecture Clipboard “COPY” CopyApartments, Apartment Interiors•New York, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934245/sumu-residence-echo-design-and-architecture Clipboard Ajay Chopracenter_img Designer:Conor BrophyConsultants:Wolski Wood Works, HenrybuiltCity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Echo Design + ArchitectureRecommended ProductsHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsUrban LightingiGuzziniStreet Light – Twilight CanberraDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGNeutral Tones and Warm Woods Create a Retreat from the Clamor of the City Streets. With tinted white walls, natural plank floors, and uncomplicated furnishings we sought to create a retreat from the clamor of New York’s streets. The renovation expanded the resident’s single bedroom apartment that was the rear half of the building’s third floor to now occupy the entire floor. With the challenge of designing a sanctuary within a tourist center of New York, we took inspiration from Scandinavia minimalism and Japanese interconnectedness. Save this picture!Courtesy of Echo Design + ArchitectureSave this picture!Floor planThe Foundation is a Continuity of Materials with an Understated Focal Point to Define Each Room. In addition to maintaining the 12-foot high ceilings and original crown molding, dating back to 1846, we kept the same principles of the former residence by connecting utilitarian and aesthetic elements of the design. This manifested as a centralized ‘cube’ that provides the amenities and storage required by each room adjacent to it. Each of the faces serves one of the three defined spaces; the living and dining area, the bedroom and office, and the kitchen.Save this picture!Courtesy of Echo Design + ArchitectureThe cube’s simple white panels and recessed pulls are as ubiquitous to each room as the Douglas Fir plank floors to provide a simple continuity that encourages tranquility in the resident’s otherwise enterprising life. To increase quietude, the street-facing living and dining room have a large high pile rug and are lined with curtains to reduce the murmur of the Flatiron District.With a modest palette of white, tan, and grays we are able to highlight key elements in each room without any over-embellishment. As each space is comprised of a loose collection of furniture, we elected to use warmer oak and walnut furniture to contrast the white washed wood floors and avoid the distraction of an entirely foreign material.Save this picture!Courtesy of Echo Design + ArchitectureThe Result is a Home Whose Cornerstones are Wellness and Efficiency. Throughout the process, the client expressed the need to be able to wind down after long and demanding days. As the owner of small businesses, the entrepreneur lifestyle requires constant ingenuity that becomes very taxing. The simple interiors and efficiently organized space allow them to avoid unwanted distractions and focus on recovering physical and mentally from a day’s challengesSave this picture!Courtesy of Echo Design + ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessPLC House / Catalina Lanza Castelli + AR ArquitectosSelected ProjectsAnne Frank House Museum Cafe / NamelokSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Flatiron District, New York, NY, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2018 Projects Manufacturers: Blu Dot, Design Within Reach, Dinesen, ETHNICRAFT, Gaggenau, Gus Modern, Hem Design Studio, Henrybuilt, Lucifer Lighting, SOSS, West Elm, Artifox, HEM, Hawa, Mecho Shades, Runtal Radiators, Valli & Valli Sumu Residence / Echo Design + Architecture Sumu Residence / Echo Design + ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSumu Residence / Echo Design + Architecture ArchDaily Area:  1200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States CopyAbout this officeEcho Design + ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsNew YorkOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on February 22, 2020Cite: “Sumu Residence / Echo Design + Architecture” 22 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Irish dormant accounts fund to distribute €5 million

first_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Five million euro from the Dormant Accounts Fund has been made available to provide a range of supports for disadvantaged groups and local communities.The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) together with the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and the Department of Health (DOH) have come together to fund measures to promote youth employment, supports for home carers, capital grants for social enterprises, initiatives to prevent substance misuse and supports for people with disabilities.The eight new measures will be administered and managed by Pobal who will accept applications from 1st July, with a closing date of 22nd July 2015. Pobal will also be providing a series of four regional pre-application information meetings which will take place during the month of June.Full details on each of the eight Measures, the online application process, and how to register for the pre-application meetings are available on Pobal’s Dormant Accounts website page.Funding will be provided at different levels for each measure with social enterprises getting €1 million at the top end and disability and respite at the lower end receiving €335,000 each.The Dormant Accounts Fund is a scheme for the disbursement of funds that are unlikely to be claimed from accounts in credit institutions in Ireland. The fund is administered under the 2001 Dormant Accounts Act, together with the Unclaimed Life Assurance Policies Act 2003 and the Dormant Accounts (Amendment) Acts.Photo: dormant accounts by Chrisbrignell on Shutterstock.com 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. Howard Lake | 11 June 2015 | News Tagged with: Funding Ireland Irish dormant accounts fund to distribute €5 millionlast_img read more

County to Develop Centralized Resource HUB for Transitional Age Foster Youth

first_img The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to create an online Centralized Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Hub to provide vital access to programs and services to youth, caregivers, social workers and advocates.The proposed online Centralized Transitional Age Foster Youth Hub will improve the county’s ability to serve Transitional Age Youth as they age out of the foster care system by helping them connect to education, career and housing resources.“The county has created countless programs over the years to provide valuable job training, access to transportation, educational stability and other services to foster youth. Yet, we continue to have a number of Transitional Age Youth exit out of the child welfare system facing poor outcomes and at risk of becoming another devastating statistic of homelessness, substance abuse addiction and mental health issues,” Supervisor Kathryn Barger said. “We need to develop a coordinated system so youth know what is available to them and are connected to the right services at the right time to enrich their lives.”The 4-0 vote gave the Chief Executive Office the directive to explore means to develop and launch the Hub, coordinate with the Office of Child Protection and other relevant departments and agencies, and develop Management Appraisal Performance Program goals to ensure streamlined and effective service delivery.Department of Children and Family Services Director Bobby Cagle cited that there are about 10,000 Transitional Age Foster Youth in Los Angeles County who would benefit from this program.“We have to do what we can to provide them with the tools and resources they need so they can achieve their dreams and live the lives they hope to lead when they reach adulthood,” Cagle said. “As with any vulnerable population, we have learned that individual departments cannot effectively serve a child in isolation. We know that enhanced coordination, along with the better integration of resources, will improve services for our foster youth and help them achieve self-sufficiency.” Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 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. Government County to Develop Centralized Resource HUB for Transitional Age Foster Youth Published on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 4:29 pm Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Make a comment HerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

TIBCO’s Tony Beller Recognized as 2021 CRN Channel Chief

first_img Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twitter Previous articleEVBox Receives Three ISO Certifications to Mark Compliance with Industry-Leading StandardsNext articleCaribou Biosciences Appoints Jason O’Byrne as Chief Financial Officer Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 center_img WhatsApp Facebook TIBCO’s Tony Beller Recognized as 2021 CRN Channel Chief PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, empowers its customers to connect, unify, and confidently predict business outcomes to solve the world’s most complex data-driven challenges. Today, TIBCO announced that CRN ®, a brand of The Channel Company, named Tony Beller, senior vice president of worldwide partner ecosystems and OEM sales, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious CRN Channel Chiefs list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005233/en/ Beller, a channel industry veteran, joined the TIBCO team in August 2020 and plays a quintessential role in driving the company’s two-tiered Acceleration and ISV Velocity Partner Programs. He works with TIBCO’s global partner ecosystem to ensure customer success and innovation, build knowledge around TIBCO solutions, drive momentum through revenue growth, and help businesses embrace sustainable innovation. “Our partner ecosystem is the catalyst that turns our solutions and a customer’s business aspiration into customer success,” said Scott Roza, president and global head of customer operations, TIBCO. “Tony’s positive impact on our partner business started on day one, and on behalf of TIBCO, I would like to congratulate him for earning this accolade and being positioned as a leader in his field.” “The emphasis TIBCO places on partners is unparalleled, and allows my team and me to build collaborative solutions that help our partners grow their business via revenue generation and service excellence,” said Beller. “I am honored to be recognized as a Channel Chief, a testimony to the positive impact we have on accelerating growth and transforming our business, and the business of our global strategic partners.” The 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates. “Our partnership with TIBCO is a foundational and critical aspect to providing outcome-based, data-driven initiatives offered to our clients,” said W Daniel Cox III, chief executive officer, Ascention. “Working with Tony, we discover new opportunities in untapped areas and enhance executability in our existing target expertise, providing us with the support we need to realize the full potential of our partnership.” CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN ® Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs. About TIBCO TIBCO Software Inc. unlocks the potential of real-time data for making faster, smarter decisions. Our Connected Intelligence Platform seamlessly connects any application or data source; intelligently unifies data for greater access, trust, and control; and confidently predicts outcomes in real time and at scale. Learn how solutions to our customers’ most critical business challenges are made possible by TIBCO at www.tibco.com. About The Channel Company The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com Follow The Channel Company:Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. © 2021. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved. TIBCO and the TIBCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005233/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Lindsey Ashjian Torres TIBCO Software Inc. (650) 846-8862 [email protected] Channel Company Contact: Jennifer Hogan The Channel Company [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: TIBCO Software Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005233/en Pinterest TAGS  last_img read more

Parliament Clears Bill To Merge 3 Ayurveda Institutes In Gujarat To Set Up An Institute Of National Importance [Read Bill]

first_imgNews UpdatesParliament Clears Bill To Merge 3 Ayurveda Institutes In Gujarat To Set Up An Institute Of National Importance [Read Bill] Akshita Saxena15 Sep 2020 11:51 PMShare This – xThe Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020, by voice vote. Introduced by the Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Bill seeks to merge three Ayurveda institutes, namely the Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar;Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Jamnagar; andthe Indian Institute…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?LoginThe Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020, by voice vote. Introduced by the Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Bill seeks to merge three Ayurveda institutes, namely the Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar;Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Jamnagar; andthe Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jamnagar; into one institution of National Importance. The proposed Institute that will go by the name Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, will be situated in the campus of Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on March 19, 2020, during this year’s Budget Session. Parliamentary Debate All the Members of the House acknowledged the importance of Ayurveda system of medicine and stressed on the long due need to boost the field. However, many MPs criticized the Government for focusing only on the state of Gujarat and neglecting other states that are rich in traditional medicines. In this context, AITC MP Santanu Sen and CPI(M) MP KK Rajesh drew the Government’s attention towards the resources and potential in the states of West Bengal and Kerala, respectively. JD(U) MP RCP Singh suggested that the Government should constitute a High Power Committee to strengthen the Ayurveda system and further establish National Institutes of Ayurveda in each state. Some members, though supported the Bill, urged the Government to either bring separate legislations or include within this Bill, the medicinal systems of Siddha, Unani, Naturopathy, etc. Inter alia, the members questioned the Government as to what were the parameters followed by it to confer the status of ‘National Importance’ on an institution, and sought the criteria for choosing the Jamnagar institutions for the same. Responding to the debate, Dr. Harsh Vardan clarified that the Institutes in Jamnagar were not chosen arbitrarily but because they were the best ones in the country. He informed the House that these institutions were the oldest in India, set up in 1956 and have signed 30 MoUs with different countries. He assured that this only a ‘humble beginning’ and that all the other institutions will also be developed by the Government. “The Ministry of Ayush has initiated steps to grant Deemed University status under de novo category to all National Institutes. The Government has approved Rs. 4,000 crore for cultivation of medicinal plants and support farmers,” he said. The Bill will now be presented before the President for his assent. Composition of the Institute The Bill provides that the Institute will consist of the following 15 members: Minister of AYUSH Secretary and technical head of Ayurveda, Ministry of AYUSH Secretary, department of health, government of Gujarat Director of the Institute Director-General, Central Council for Research in Ayurveda Three experts in Ayurveda with expertise in education, industry and research Three Members of Parliament. Functions of the Institute The Institution will be responsible to prescribe curricula and provide for teaching in Ayurveda at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It will also provide facilities for research in the various branches of Ayurveda and maintain well-equipped colleges and hospitals for Ayurveda supporting staffs such as nurses and pharmacists. Click Here To Download BillNext Storylast_img read more

Utah State Softball Adds a New Signee

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Last Friday, Utah State head softball coach Steve Johnson announced an addition to his 2019 signing class with Ryann Holmes entering the Aggies’ fold.Holmes comes to Utah State after two seasons at Mesa C.C. (Ariz.). In 2018, Holmes was the Thunderbirds’ leading batter, netting a .506 average. This includes 25 doubles, 11 triples and nine home runs.Holmes was named as the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference player of the year for 2018 while also earning both first-team all-conference and all-region honors.Holmes hails from Queen Creek, Ariz. and was a four-year letter-winner at Queen Creek High School. She was a two-time all-section honoree for the Bulldogs during her high school career.With Holmes having signed, the Aggies now have nine new recruits in their class and Johnson spoke glowingly of her, saying “she’s got a big bat from the left side and will provide depth and competition up the middle for us.” Tags: Mesa CC/Ryann Holmes/Steve Johnson/Utah State Softball Brad James Written by May 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Softball Adds a New Signeelast_img read more

The controversial tennis umpire at the center of the Serena Williams US Open drama

first_imgSeptember 10, 2018 /Sports News – National The controversial tennis umpire at the center of the Serena Williams US Open drama FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA(NEW YORK) — It’s hard to upstage Serena Williams on the tennis court or to take away the shine from 20-year-old record breaker Naomi Osaka, who became the first Japanese tennis slam winner.But Carlos Ramos did just that.The longtime tennis umpire became the subject of widespread scrutiny on Saturday night after a series of calls against Williams during the U.S. Open women’s finals.Ramos is a gold badge-level umpire, who has been the deciding force in a number of high profile matches, but his calls in the finals match prompted outrage both on and off the court.Ramos gave Williams a penalty because her coach was admittedly coaching from off the court, which is barred in the sport though it is widely understood to be a common practice.The second penalty came after Williams later smashed her racquet against the ground.The third incident came shortly after that, when Williams yelled at Ramos over the call, with her calling him a “thief” which then prompted him to classify that as verbal abuse towards the umpire. Because that was her third penalty of the game, the rules of the sports mandate that it prompts a game penalty.Katrina Adams, United States Tennis Association (USTA) president and CEO, talked about the controversy with ESPN the day after the match.“I would say last night is unfortunate,” Adams said to ESPN. “And we have to have consistency because when you look at what the women, in this case, Serena, is feeling, we watch the guys do this all the time. They’re badgering the chair umpires on the changeover. Nothing happens.”As for Ramos, Adams said that “umpires are reviewed throughout the tournaments” and nothing had suggested that he should not be assigned to the women’s final.“His record was good so there was no reason for us to not be putting him in the chair,” Adams said.“We have to treat each other fairly and the same and I know that what Serena did and her behavior was not welcome and there could have been a line that should have been drawn,” Adams said. “But when you look at Carlos or the umpire in this particular situation, it’s a ‘judgment call’ to give that last penalty, because she called him a thief? They’ve been called a lot worse.”The International Tennis Federation (ITF) released a statement of support for Ramos Monday, standing by Ramos’ calls but noting that the situation was a “regrettable incident.”“Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis,” the ITF said in its statement. “Mr. Ramos’ decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were re-affirmed by the U.S. Open’s decision to find Serena Williams for the three offenses.”The statement went on to read: “It is understandable that this high profile and the regrettable incident should provoke debate. At the same time, it is important to remember that Mr. Ramos undertook his duties as an official according to the relevant rule book and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity.”Ramos has umpired an Olympic final match between Andy Murray and Roger Federer and been the one on the court deciding the fate of all four grand slam tennis tournaments, but there has been a share of controversial calls beyond this most recent case.Wimbledon 2018: Novak DjokovicEarlier this season, Ramos was the umpire in a match between the Serbian superstar and opponent Kei Nishikori.Ramos cited Djokovic for two violations during the match, the first of which coming when Djokovic hit his racquet against the ground. Ramos reportedly said that he damaged the famed grass court used in the British tournament, and Djokovic balked.“I just asked him whether he thought honestly that I damaged the court with the racket that I throw. I mean, anybody who saw the match, I mean, saw that literally I kind of touched the grass,” Djokovic said later after the match.The alleged roughness against the grass wasn’t the only issue that arose over that call, as Nishikori allegedly smashed the ground with his racquet during that same match, but Ramos said he didn’t see it so Nishikori received no penalty.French Open 2017: Rafael NadalAnother male tennis star who has publicly criticized Ramos was Rafael Nadal, this time at Roland-Garros.Nadal had been issued two warnings for taking too much time during the crossovers in the game when players take a brief break while switching sides of the court.“I say it with sadness, but he is an umpire who scrutinizes me more and who fixates on me more,” Spanish-speaking Nadal told the media after the match.“He also pressured me about coaching,” Nadal said of Ramos, according to Spanish-language sports newspaper Marca.“I have respect for him and all I ask is for that to be reciprocated,” Nadal said, according to Marca.French Open 2016: Venus WilliamsEven though Serena Williams’ squabble with Ramos is the one garnering headlines now, her older sister Venus Williams made a similar complaint against Ramos back in 2016.Like Serena Williams, Venus Williams was cited by Ramos for a coaching violation during the 2016 French Open.Venus Williams responded indignantly, saying: “Honestly, I’m 36 years old. Never in my career have I had a coaching violation. No, I don’t do that. Just don’t even go there.”Two years, a different continent and a different Williams sister later, Serena Williams voiced a very similar complaint.“You may have thought that was coaching but I’m telling you it was not,” Serena Williams said Saturday. “I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more