BHP clears first hurdle in Potash takeover bid

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Friday 24 September 2010 3:42 am Sharecenter_img whatsapp Tags: NULL BHP clears first hurdle in Potash takeover bid BHP Billiton cleared the first regulatory hurdle in its bid for Canada’s Potash but the miner still has a long way to go to pass the deal with Canadian authorities and the target’s shareholders.BHP, the world’s largest mining company, said it received antitrust clearance from the US Federal Trade Commission to proceed with its $39bn (£26bn) hostile bid for the world’s largest fertilizer maker.However, BHP’s offer is still contingent on other regulatory approvals. The bid is likely to face much tougher scrutiny in Canada, where the country’s competition watchdog has already requested additional information.On Friday, investors and analysts said Potash’s shareholders were the biggest obstacle to the deal.“At the end of the day it is up to the shareholders and the buck stops with them if it even gets that far. At the moment shareholders are saying it is not enough,” DJ Carmichael analyst James Wilson said.Last month, BHP launched its hostile $130-a-share offer to acquire Potash. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based company flatly rejected the bid as “grossly inadequate” and has filed a lawsuit against BHP in an attempt to stymie a takeover.Potash’s US-listed shares ended at $145.4, an 11.8 per cent premium to BHP’s offer, suggesting investors anticipate a higher bid.Analysts expect a competing bid to involve a Chinese entity such as Sinochem, which has hired two investment banks to advise it on options. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comlast_img read more

Sazka completes deal for Novomatic’s Casinos Austria stake

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Pan-European lottery and sports betting giant Sazka Group has completed its acquisition of a 17.19% stake in Casinos Austria previously held by Novomatic Group.First announced on 10 December 2019, the agreement brought an end to three years of the businesses managing Casinos Austria through “a partnership of equals”.This sees Sazka increase its stake in the business to 55.48%.“Together with our fellow shareholders, we are looking forward to increasing the value of Casinos Austria – a treasured national brand – for the benefit of customers, employees, and most importantly of all, Austrian society,” Sazka chief executive Robert Chvatal said.When the deal was announced, Sazka and Novomatic admitted that the joint control had not led to significant growth for the business, and that it would be better served by a single leading shareholder. As Novomatic had a smaller stake, it agreed to sell this to Sazka.This was followed by an agreement between Sazka and Österreichische Beteiligungs AG (ÖBAG), the body responsible for managing the Austrian state’s investment activities, to jointly manage Casinos Austria in March this year.ÖBAG, which holds a 33.20% stake in the operator, had come under pressure from the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) to exercise its right of first refusal over Novomatic’s stake, rather than allow it to be acquired by a foreign business. Instead, ÖBAG waived these rights.In connection with this transaction, Sazka has entered and drawn €105m in secure financing via its CAME Holding subsidiary. Email Address Pan-European lottery and sports betting giant Sazka Group has completed its acquisition of a 17.19% stake in Casinos Austria previously held by Novomatic Group. Regions: Europe Western Europe Austria Casino & gamescenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 26th June 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Strategy Sazka completes deal for Novomatic’s Casinos Austria stakelast_img read more

UEFA reveals Champions League 2020 Istanbul creative

first_img Latest Sports News Football Cricket Latest Sports News UEFA has officially unveiled the 2020 UEFA Champions League final identity for Istanbul today in Monaco at the season’s group stage draw. The final design features local elements from the host city in combination with iconic aspects of the competition.The 2020 identity is the second in a series of final designs crafted by an artist from the host city who has been assigned to create an artwork reflecting the artists’ impression of the final city. TAGSUEFAUEFA Champions LeagueUEFA Champions League 2020UEFA Champions League 2020 FinalUEFA Champions League Final SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – August 30, 2019 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCBS NewsThink Your Commute Is Safe? You Need To See This.CBS NewsPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityThe creative features iconic landmarks of the city such as the Galata Tower and depicts an abstract view of the city at sunset as well as keeping the Champions League trophy front and centre.While the design changes every year, the trophy remains at the centre of the visual identity, ensuring a consistency between finals and recognisability throughout time.Produced by artist and illustrator Tolga Tarhan, who is a native of Istanbul, the 2020 Final identity is based upon an abstract depiction of the city at sunset. Inspired by the rich colours of the Istanbul sky and the vivid lights of this bustling city, the scene features iconic landmarks such as the Galata tower, the aqueduct and the bridge across the Bosphorus.The new brand identity has been developed in collaboration with UEFA’s marketing partner, TEAM Marketing AG, illustrator Tolga Tarhan and branding agency DesignStudio.Also Read: UEFA launches 55-nation UEFA eEURO 2020UEFA Men’s Player of the Year: It is not Ronaldo or Messi! Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Football Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Cricket Previous articleWest Indies India 2nd Test LIVE: When and where to watchNext articleTom Brady named NFL’s Most Marketable Player Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Cricket Football Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings FootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper La Liga: Barcelona sign Netherlands forward Memphis Depay from Lyon UEFA reveals Champions League 2020 Istanbul creative Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runslast_img read more

Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services and insurance group providing products and services to clients in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. The company offers a diverse range of products for transactional banking as well as a full service offering for mortgages, asset financing and an insurance premium finance facility. Its treasury services include spot and forward foreign exchange transactions, cross currency swaps and deals, fixed income securities, corporate bonds, fixed income securities, structured treasury products and money market products. Its trade finance services include letters of credit, documentary and clean collections, negotiation of export bills, suppliers credit financing and bank guarantees. Formerly known as Diamond Trust of Kenya, the company changed its name to Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited in 1997. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

A growing vision in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Rector Albany, NY Church-Community Agriculture Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series about Episcopal Church congregations that are involved in community agriculture. Other stories in the series can be found here.[Episcopal News Service – Seattle, Washington] Any urban Episcopal Church congregation that thinks it does not have enough green space for community gardening could learn a lesson from St. Andrew’s here.Along the way, those congregations would also learn about an integrated effort to reduce the parish’s carbon footprint.“We’re trying to be a model,” said J.B. Hoover, parishioner and garden volunteer. “An urban parish can do something. It’s not limited to a suburban or rural parish that has a lot of land.”Approaching St. Andrew’s front side shows a mid-1950s A-frame-style building overlooking the Interstate 5 Expressway in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood. The building’s west and south sides reveal a different story. Two small terraced gardens flank the side street stairs into the church. In the side yard between the church and the house next door, owned by St. Andrew’s, are some old City of Seattle Green Cones for recycling food waste. Volunteers are transforming the house’s backyard from what had been an over-grown mess. Now, there is a terraced garden, a four-level composting system and some compost storage bins recently built by a fledgling Eagle Scout.J.B. Hoover, a St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church member and garden volunteer, shows some vacation Bible school participants how the squash is doing. Photo: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church via FacebookLast year, the gardens yielded about 600 pounds of food, most of which went into the parish’s own food ministries. These include a monthly community dinner known as Jubilee Supper and the Teen Feed Ministry whose participants supply a hot meal for homeless teens in a university-area church. Hoover acknowledges that not all congregations with gardening ministries keep the food they grow, instead donating it to food pantries, but St. Andrew’s wants to conserve resources.“We don’t spend energy taking it off to another place and then going out and buying food for our own food ministry outreach,” he said.That effort points to the parish’s goal of making its carbon footprint as small as possible. Forty percent of its food waste and 90 percent of the garden waste is composted. The composting begins with an organized waste plan to ensure what Hoover calls “high compliance rates” for recycling throughout the building. Clearly labeled bins are placed near where waste is generated so that parishioners don’t have to go find the bins.For instance, Hoover and the Rev. Peter Strimer, the former rector, designed two carts for the parish hall that each have individual bins for trash, food waste and other compostable items, and recyclables. People clearing tables wheel the carts along and sort as they clean. In the kitchen, a composting bucket is labeled to explain in a yes-no fashion what goes into the compost and what goes elsewhere.The food waste is destined for those Green Cones in the side yard. Hoover says the City of Seattle once subsidized people to buy the cones to compost in their own yards until the city turned to a different disposal method. St. Andrew’s volunteers got some cones for free and began composting. Months of layering torn-up cardboard with food scraps creates a friendly environment for some helpers in the process. “The worms just go crazy so we have great worm production,” said Hoover.St. Andrew’s composting is not just about recycling as much waste on-site as possible. The resulting mulch is crucial to the garden’s success because all gardens need to be fed. “If churches take this seriously they have to understand that a lot of your time and effort goes into soil building and composting,” Hoover said.Water is another ingredient for nurturing gardens and, contrary to the “it’s always rainy in Seattle” stereotype, water can be hard to come by. “Water is tremendously expensive here if you are buying it from the city,” Hoover said. “And we get almost no rain in the summer. We’re drier than Tucson, Arizona, in the summertime.”To help conserve water, St. Andrew’s recently received a $550 grant for a drip irrigation system from the Diocese of Olympia’s Bishop’s Committee for the Environment. The parish also conserves water by recycling a ubiquitous byproduct of Seattle’s coffee scene: burlap bags that once held coffee beans make a great mulching layer.“One thing I really like about this garden is that it never cost St. Andrew’s one dime. We’ve been fully self-sufficient,” Hoover said. “We’ve been able to do that through grants and a little entrepreneurial spirit of selling compost and things like that.”Not all of St. Andrew’s environmental efforts take place on the ground. Its Creation Keepers group, which coordinates the parish’s care of creation, has been instrumental in bringing solar panels to the church roof and advocating for the Diocese of Olympia to divest from fossil fuels.Creation Keepers and the garden volunteers hope to encourage their fellow parishioners and their neighbors to try to emulate their work. The visibility of a squash garden growing on the narrow strip of land between the street and the sidewalk invites conversation between volunteers and passersby. Sometimes visitors pick the squash. “We lose a lot of squash in the course of the year; that’s fine,” said Hoover. “It allows us to have the greater community connection.”The nearby stairway gardens are terraced using a composite material called Trex. While St. Andrew’s might be expected to use wood dividers, Hoover said he explains to inquirers that the artificial material, while expensive at the outset, lasts longer and can be bent to accommodate garden space that doesn’t run in straight lines.Rows of wine bottles, thought to transfer the sun’s warmth and heat the soil, line a garden bed at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seattle. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAnother conversation starter is the empty wine bottles stuck neck-first into the soil on the lower edge of one terrace. A parishioner heard on the local public radio station about gardeners who believe that if they “plant” the bottles, they can begin their growing season earlier and extend it later into the fall because the bottles heat up in the sunshine and transfer that warmth to the soil.“I really haven’t noticed a significant difference,” said Hoover, but their presence in the garden makes for good conversations. “And it gives the members of the parish an excuse to drink wine: they’re preparing for the next bed.”St. Andrew’s model also shows that “for this kind of work to succeed, you really need a team,” according to Hoover. “One person does not have all the skills that are necessary for this to work well.”People with organizational skills to mesh the volunteers with the work that is being done must work with folks who understand the more technical side but who might not be skilled at organizing. People to document the work and communicate its success are also needed. Food ministry cooks need to work with the gardeners to use produce as it ripens and understand what guests do and don’t like.“That’s a struggle for us to be able to get all of that working well,” Hoover said. “It takes time and you’ve got to have a lot of patience.”And you have to be flexible and willing to admit it when you make a mistake. For instance, a few years ago, Hoover was convinced by a parishioner to grow cabernet franc grapes with the thought that eventually they might yield sacramental wine. However, it turns out that red wine grapes cannot be grown west of the Cascade Mountains. Hoover plans to switch to table grapes and is planting plum trees, contemplating plum wine on the altar.You have to work with the resources that you have, he said, and then “the vision just keeps growing as more people are involved.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA A growing vision in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood St. Andrew’s works to model stepping lightly upon the earth Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing 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 Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 11, 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Servicelast_img read more

Child abuse inquiry recommends an end to seal of the…

first_imgChild abuse inquiry recommends an end to seal of the confessional An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Anglican Communion News Service] The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – the official independent inquiry in Australia, has recommended that the failure to report child sexual abuse in institutions should be made a criminal offence. And it said that there should be “no exemption, excuse, protection or privilege from the offence granted to clergy for failing to report information disclosed in connection with a religious confession.”The recommendations are amongst a sweep of 85 legislative and policy changes proposed in a report Criminal Justice, released by the Commission Aug. 14, “aimed at reforming the Australian criminal justice system in order to provide a fairer response to victims of institutional child sexual abuse.”Read the complete article here. 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Children Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL center_img Submit a Job Listing Posted Aug 14, 2017 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Justice for Dontre Hamilton struggle goes on

first_imgThe Coalition for Justice in Milwaukee held a press conference at the federal courthouse on December 17 to demand justice for Dontre Hamilton and all other victims of police terror. A wide variety of labor and community forces participated. Dontre Hamilton, a 31-year-old Black man, was fatally shot 14 times at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee by Christopher Manney, a white Milwaukee police officer, on April 30, 2014.  Manney, who was fired, has not been charged with his murder.That day inside the federal courthouse, U.S. Department of Justice officials, along with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn, held a press conference that members of the public were barred from attending. They jointly announced what they say is a two-year “examination” of the Milwaukee Police Department’s policies, training and practices during a “collaborative reform initiative” with federal officials. At the COJ press conference, members of the Hamilton family and others announced the coalition’s demands of the Milwaukee police department, whose officers are guilty of numerous murders of mostly Black and Brown people and thousands of atrocities, such as public “strip searches,” in just the past few years. For more information and how to support the COJ: facebook.com/justicefordontre.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Pensacola naval base shooting suspect was identified as member of the Saudi military. Why was he there?

first_imgiStock(PENSACOLA, Fla.) — Friday’s shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, in which four people, including the shooter, died, marks the second time this week gun violence erupted at a U.S. military installation.But while Wednesday’s shooting in Hawaii was related to a domestic issue, the attack on Friday became international incident after it was reported the suspect was a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force.Mohammed Alshamrani, according to authorities, was one of about 200 foreign nationals receiving training on the naval air base as part of a program in which U.S. allies send members of their armed forces there to study aviation.Alshamrani’s training on the base, which included English language and basic aviation courses, started in August 2017 and was scheduled to finish by August 2020, according to the Department of Defense.His participation in the program is part of a military practice that goes back decades, NAS Pensacola base commander Capt. Timothy Kinsella said during a press conference in the aftermath of the shooting.“The cross-training with allies is something that we have done for a long time,” he said. “In World War II, we had Royal Air Force folks training here.”Saudi Arabia, according to the Pentagon, is one such ally, and has supplied 852 of the more than 5,000 foreign military students spread throughout the U.S.Germany, Singapore, Italy, Denmark and Norway have also sent students to Naval Air Station Pensacola, also known as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation.”NAS Pensacola employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel, according to the base’s website. The facility includes the Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 and 23, the Blue Angels and the headquarters for Naval Education Training Command.According to Kinsella, only authorized security forces are allowed to carry weapons on the base. It’s still unclear how Alshamrani was able to bring a handgun into the classroom and begin shooting.And while Alshamrani’s motive remains unclear, law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation told ABC News authorities are focusing on two possibilities: that he was acting for ideological reasons, or that some kind of hostilities developed over the course of his training.Shortly after the shooting, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saudi Arabia was “going to owe a debt here,” and numerous Saudi officials condemned the attack in statements.“Today’s tragic shooting at Pensacola, Florida was a heinous crime. The Kingdom expresses its deepest condolences to the families of victims, and to the American people. We salute the bravery of those who neutralized the threat and saved lives,” Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan tweeted.Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters on Friday that the vetting process for foreign military nationals in the U.S., including screenings by the Department of Defense and U.S. embassy personnel, will be reviewed.“I want to make sure we’re doing our due diligence,” Esper said, “to understand what are our procedures.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

How to have effective people

first_imgInternationally renowned author and management expert Stephen R Covey argueslooks at how to set down the conditions for successful learningWhat is your company’s true paradigm regarding staff training anddevelopment? Do you see it as an expense or an investment? Many organisations approach training as a one-time event. A need isidentified, and people are sent to a course, or a programme is broughtin-house. Often there is no follow up, no consistency, no real learning andwhat you get is cotton candy – sweet but vanishing quickly. Organisations maygo through many cotton candy programmes without any real, measurable results –at a loss of millions to the organisation. How many companies consider whether their development programmes are reallygeared to bringing lasting improvements? The development of people is not ancillary to a business, but at the veryheart of its performance – without effective people, even technology-basedorganisations will fail. The care, energy, and resources we put towards peopledevelopment should be seen as an investment, not an expense. Real effectiveness is about far more than technical skill – it is about behaviourand relationships. Ask yourself the following questions: – Are there high-trust relationships at all levels of our organisation? – Are our people motivated to use their knowledge and skills? – Are they proactive? – Do they see the company’s mission and goals as aligned with their own? In the debate on leadership, there is still a tendency in some quarters tosee it as a top-down function, relying on a dynamic person in charge. Linkingleadership attributes only to a position is deeply flawed; results will alwaysdepend on that person. In fact, to remain innovative and competitive, companies must capitalisefully on the talent, skill and knowledge of their workforce. True leadership isan enabling art, which communicates people’s own worth and potential so clearlythat they are inspired to see it in themselves. It is essential to teach andnurture self-leadership in the workforce – both through developmentinitiatives, and through directed autonomy where employee and manager agree onthe job to be done, with clear expectations and accountability for results. Certain conditions are necessary for effective learning – for example thedesire to learn; commitment to act; freedom to experiment; and accountability.And these are influenced by the style of management, which can be categorisedin four ways. At the basic level, people are seen as economic or physical beings,motivated to do what they are told using the ‘carrot and stick’ method of pay. The next level is the human relations paradigm. We acknowledge that peoplehave hearts as well as stomachs. Leaders treat them fairly and kindly, butstill feel that they know best. The organisation is benevolent, butauthoritarian. The third stage sees people as a human resource, with not only bodies andhearts, but with minds. We begin to release their talent and creativity. And at the highest level, people are seen with wholeness – body, mind, heartand spirit – and are valued for their intellectual and emotional intelligence.At this level, we help people unleash their talents and empower them tocontribute – people are more inclined to learn when they feel they arecontributing to something worthwhile and can make a difference. Effective leadership development works from the inside out. People mustthemselves be inspired, learning to be proactive and identifying what matters –setting goals, taking responsibility for their actions, learning the benefitsof synergy and communication, and developing other habits for personal, teamand organisational effectiveness. At the organisational level, structures, systems and processes need to bealigned to allow individuals to grow and manifest their leadership. The bestway to achieve this is by empowering and investing in people; providingcontinual opportunities for effective learning and leadership development. Stephen R Covey is vice chairman of Franklin Covey Company andinternational best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopleand Principle-Centred Leadership. On 24 April, he will be speaking in London atFranklinCovey’s Leadership Symposium. For more information telephone 01295274139 or visit www.franklincoveyeurope.com Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. How to have effective peopleOn 1 Apr 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

City firms bid to replace tenant deposits with insurance passport

first_imgHome » News » City firms bid to replace tenant deposits with insurance passport previous nextRegulation & LawCity firms bid to replace tenant deposits with insurance passportBig hitters including Hiscox and Experian back insurance-based rival to cash depositsNigel Lewis11th May 201701,489 Views A tenant deposits platform backed by two major City firma has launched with the aim of competing with the current cash deposit schemes.Backed by both Hiscox insurance and credit score provider Experian and accessed via an iPhone app, InsureStreet says it will issue renters with a digital ‘RentPassport’ that validates their profile and then provides them with an instant insurance quote to cover their deposit.Tenant depositsInstead of paying a cash deposit, renters make a one-off payment for an insurance policy that covers them for the duration of the rental contract.InsureStreet claims that in most cases, this insurance premium will be less than a tenth of the cost of a deposit, and that the system will reward good tenant behaviour by offering lower premiums at renewal.The app is free for agents, landlords and renters to download and use, the company says. But what’s not clear is whether the premiums paid by renters for the insurance will be included in the looming letting fees ban.The Negotiator asked CEO Tahir Farooqui (pictured, below) about this. He replied that: “We absolutely support the letting fees ban and so do many of the property partners we are engaging with” which would indicate he believes the premiums won’t be included in the ban.“Our goal is to make it easier for good tenants to find nice places to live – especially in large cities where rent is inflated beyond their means.“And for landlords, because they have access to trusted renter profiles, it takes away the fear and mistrust out of rental transactions,” he adds. “What we are offering is not only a convenient app to set up and access our RentPassport service, but also a ‘Rental Hub’ to connect tenants, landlords and agents with each other and relevant services to improve their overall rental experience.FCA regulationThe London-based start-up, which is regulated by the FCA, is selectively piloting with several agents and property firms including Urban Spaces, Get Living, Quintain, Essential Living, Atlas Residential and Walton & Allen.“The launch of InsureStreet is an exciting development for the rental market. Its RentPassport will connect tenants with agents or landlords digitally, making the whole rental experience more trusted and flexible,” says Martin McBrearty, head of underwriting partnerships at HISCOX (pictured, right).Credit scoringThe passports will also enable tenants to make their rental payments count towards their credit score, an idea pioneered by CreditLadder in the UK but now also being offered through the InsureStreet platform via Experian.“We welcome what Insure street are looking to do in terms of helping tenants improve their credit score, says Sheraz Dar, CEO of Creditladder.co.uk (pictured, left). “We’ve been doing this since last year, and have handled millions of pounds of tenants’ rent since launch.”Jonathan Westley from Experian says: “Experian is committed to be able to help millions of renters improve their credit score by having rent payments count in their credit record. We believe the new proposition from InsureStreet doesn’t just make renting more affordable, but that it can give people access to more attractive and affordable credit products in general.”InsureStreet Martin McBrearty tenant deposits Sheraz Dar Tahir Farooqui May 11, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more