C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileC & I Leasing Plc is a fleet management, outsourcing and marine services company in Nigeria with two subsidiaries in Ghana (Leaseafric) and the United Arab Emirates (EPIC International FZE). The company primary activity is offering extensions of structured operating and finance leases. Subsidiaries of C&I Leasing Plc include C&I Petrotech Marine Limited, a leading player in the offshore marine vessel sector with a fleet of over 20 vessels which includes terminal tugs, patrol vessels, fast support intervention vessels and a platform support vessel; C&I Outsourcing, offering Human Resource solutions for companies in Nigeria which includes human resource outsourcing, recruitment, HR consultancy and personnel evaluation; and SDS Training Services, offering custom-designed modules for training and education programmes, personnel training, driver recruitment and training and a consultancy service for strategic partners. C&I Leasing offers a fleet management service to improve fleet efficiency and productivity. C&I Leasing Plc has the sole franchisee for Hertz-Rent-A-Car in Nigeria and has run the Hertz operation for over 20 years. The Hertz subsidiary division manages over a 1 000 vehicles and a team of professional chauffeurs and offers an airport transfer service and daily rental service. C&I Leasing’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria and has offices in Ghana and the United Arab Emirates. C & I Leasing Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) 2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMasimba Holdings Limited is a well-established company in Zimbabwe providing engineering and infrastructure solutions to the agricultural, commercial and corporate sector as well as housing, mining, public and water sectors. The company has three operation divisions; Masimba Construction Zimbabwe, Proplastics and Property Development. Masimba Construction is responsible for design, development, planning, engineering and construction of commercial buildings, private housing developments and earthwork projects in Zimbabwe, and the fabrication and erection of structural steel. The other subsidiaries offer turnkey engineering solutions to the construction industry, aswell as provide reinforcement steel, steel fixing, wire mesh and cutting and bending products. Masimba Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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This UK share trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12 times and boasts a chunky 4.3% dividend yield today. That earnings multiple in particular doesn’t reflect this FTSE 100 stock’s various exciting growth drivers. It is a major packaging supplier to e-retailers and is thus well placed to ride the online shopping boom. Its huge investment in recyclables sets it up nicely to ride rocketing demand for ‘greener’ packaging products. And finally, rocketing growth in the ‘retail-ready’ packaging market should light a fire under future profits. Data Bridge Market Research reckons this market will be worth $91.3bn by 2026, up $27bn from 2018 levels.I’m also tempted to load up on Vodafone Group shares today. Sure, this UK share faces a hit to profits from the current macroeconomic cooldown. But I don’t think a 27% share price decline since the start of 2020 is justified. The defensive nature of telecommunications demand means that Vodafone’s bottom line isn’t going to collapse. 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The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Executive Council closes fall meeting with vote endorsing major ‘Way of Love’ expansion Council also approves shift in church’s investment advocacy strategy toward Israeli-Palestinian conflict Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Executive Council October 2019, Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release 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 Press Release Service 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Israel-Palestine, Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, second to right, speaks at a committee meeting Oct. 20 about plans to expand the reach of the church’s Way of Love initiative. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Montgomery, Alabama] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council concluded its four-day meeting here Oct. 21 with a series of votes that included an endorsement of plans for a dramatic expansion of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Way of Love initiative, featuring plans for a major revival event in New York and a growing list of media projects.Curry spoke to the purpose of those efforts during a weekend committee meeting and again before the vote of the full Executive Council on its final day. Sharing the message of the Way of Love more broadly will counter a strain of conservative Christianity that has strayed from the teachings of Jesus, he said, and the church’s affirmation of a Christian message of love “can be helpful for a proudly divided and polarized nation.”“This is really how can we make – and this actually is evangelism – how can we make the way of Jesus, which is the way of love, a part of what it means to be a Christian in this particular culture,” Curry said.Executive Council, the church’s governing body between General Convention meetings, also approved a shift in the church’s shareholder advocacy strategy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that will result in the church’s selling of all its stocks in three companies that do business tied to construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories. Those companies will be added to a new “no-buy list” that will be based on the church’s recently enacted “human rights investment screen.”Much of this fall meeting focused on the theme of racial reconciliation, drawing on examples from Alabama’s capital city, known for its historic connections to the Civil War and the civil rights movement. Executive Council members broke from their business sessions to spend all day Oct. 19 on a pilgrimage to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which trace four centuries of racial violence in America and memorialize its victims.The Episcopal Church’s core racial reconciliation project, the Becoming Beloved Community framework, encourages and assists congregations and individual Episcopalians in engaging in difficult conversations about racism and racial healing. On Oct. 21, Executive Council approved more than $300,000 from a new grant program to support racial healing ministries and programs around the country.Executive Council spent all day Oct. 19 on a pilgrimage to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, pictured here, in Montgomery, Alabama. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceOther grants approved by Executive Council included nearly $690,000 for church planting and $209,000 from the church’s Constable Fund.In another measure, Executive Council accepted an “Episcopal Creation Covenant” drafted by the Task Force on Care of Creation and Environmental Racism that outlined the church’s three primary commitments related to environmental stewardship: “loving formation, liberating advocacy and life-giving conservation.”Over the four days, members of the presiding bishop’s staff briefed Executive Council on a range of ongoing priorities for the church, including the fate of Episcopal Migration Ministries, EMM, which is dealing with the uncertainty of the Trump administration’s refugee policies.The administration announced last month that it would limit the State Department’s resettlement program to a historic low of just 18,000 refugees, at a time when the global refugee crisis has never been worse, said Demetrio Alvero, the acting director of EMM.Alvero, speaking Oct. 20 to Executive Council’s Committee on Mission Within The Episcopal Church, said EMM still does not know yet whether it will be renewed for another year as one of the nine agencies with State Department contracts to facilitate refugee resettlement.Even if that work ends, “what does continue is the engagement of churches … to support the program locally,” Alvero said, so whatever the government decides, EMM has begun developing plans for expanding its advocacy and support work for refugees at the local level. EMM also is looking for ways to assist asylum-seekers in a more meaningful way, given the increase in migrants on the southern U.S. border.Executive Council also heard from administrative and communications staff about proposed renovations at the Episcopal Church Center in New York. In response, Executive Council approved a $750,000 project to upgrade the conference room and pantry space on the center’s fifth floor and to add a multimedia studio that will streamline the church’s growing work on videos and podcasts.Such multimedia work plays a central role in the Way of Love expansion spearheaded by the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care. She noted the church has gained momentum in its evangelism since Curry stepped into the global spotlight with his May 2018 royal wedding sermon in London.“This is a moment,” Spellers said Oct. 20 in a committee meeting. “It’s a moment for American Christianity. It’s a moment for The Episcopal Church, and we want to step into it.”The Rev. Robert Wisnewski, rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Montgomery, Alabama, discusses the church’s history with Executive Council members and church staff on Oct. 19, 2019. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe Way of Love is a “rule of life” framework featuring seven practices for Jesus-centered living. Curry introduced it at General Convention in July 2018, and since then, the church and partner organizations have developed resources to help Episcopalians incorporate the Way of Love into their daily lives and spiritual growth.The church also has launched a Way of Love podcast featuring Curry and a “Traveling the Way of Love” video series highlighting Episcopalians whose work exemplifies each of the seven practices. Executive Council voted Oct. 21 to allow the church’s development office to pursue a campaign to raise $1.3 million in a low-key, targeted appeal to bolster those and other Way of Love initiatives. One such proposal would enlist Curry to host a limited TV series that could be distributed on a national streaming service, an idea that is still in a conceptual stage.The church already has begun laying the foundation for a New York revival, after receiving interest from the two Episcopal dioceses in the city, as well as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America synod there. Curry’s staff has helped facilitate 13 smaller Episcopal revival events churchwide, including one planned for this weekend in Appleton, Wisconsin, so a New York revival would continue that work on a larger scale, Spellers said, with opportunities for satellite revivals around the area on the same day.If partners and donors can be secured to cover the estimated $335,000 cost, Spellers expects the New York revival to take place in October 2020 and draw more than 10,000 people. Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center and Yankee Stadium are some of the potential venues.The three resolutions relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict passed with little debate or disagreement, a stark contrast to the tensions surrounding the same issue at last year’s General Convention in Austin, Texas. During General Convention, the House of Bishops rejected a measure seen as endorsing a policy of divestment, but the bishops joined the deputies in supporting the creation of a human rights investment screen modeled after one created earlier by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.Executive Council on Oct. 21 approved the following language: “Executive Council hereby recommends that any Episcopal Church institutional investor not invest in any corporation supporting or benefiting from denial of human rights consistent with policy adopted by General Convention or Executive Council.”The resolution then proceeds to apply that screen to the Palestinian territories, barring investment in “any corporation that supports or benefits from denial of human rights in or through the occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem or the Gaza Strip.”A companion resolution specifies that three companies meet that criteria: Motorola, Caterpillar and Israel Discount Bank. The church has engaged for years in shareholder engagement with those companies without persuading them to respond as requested to human rights violations in the Palestinian territories. The church will sell about $1.2 million in Motorola shares and about $125,000 in Caterpillar shares, as well as a much smaller amount in shares of Israel Discount Bank.“This is a stewardship issue,” said the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church, in a press release after Executive Council wrapped its meeting. “The church does not want to make profits from companies that contribute to the suffering of others.”Lay member Russ Randle of the Diocese of Virginia proposed an amendment to one of the shareholder resolutions, asking the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility to research an upcoming stock offering by Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company, for possible church engagement with the banks underwriting that stock offering.“If we’re going to be calling out human rights violations in the Middle East, we need to be paying attention to this one as well,” Randle said. Executive Council passed his amendment and the underlying resolution.In other news from Executive Council, the Rev. Charles Graves was elected to fill a vacant seat. Graves was named in April as Canterbury campus missioner in Houston for the Diocese of Texas.And Executive Council decided to begin a search for a full-time chief legal officer to replace Doug Anning, who has served part time as acting chief legal officer since September 2017. Executive Council thanked Anning for his service and gave him a round of applause.Every year, Executive Council also approves waivers for some dioceses that have failed to pay their assessments to The Episcopal Church at the required level, which now stands at 15 percent of diocesan revenue. After concerted efforts to bring all of the more than 100 dioceses into compliance, all but six dioceses have either paid their full assessments or received short-term waivers, according to the Rev. Mally Lloyd, chair of Executive Council’s Finance Committee.The six noncompliant dioceses are Alabama, Albany, Dallas, Florida, Rio Grande and Springfield.Alice Freeman, a lay Executive Council member from the Diocese of North Carolina, voiced a concern that this meeting was being held in one of those dioceses, Alabama.“They are not paying theirs, but they are the beneficiaries of this church contributing economically to their diocese,” Freeman said.“You got it,” Lloyd said, after acknowledging that she had refrained from bringing up the topic with Alabama Bishop Kee Sloan when he visited with Executive Council on Oct. 18, welcoming them to Montgomery.Dioceses that don’t pay their assessments or receive waivers are ineligible for participation in certain church programs, including churchwide grants.All the resolutions passed by Executive Council on Oct. 21 can be reviewed here.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By David PaulsenPosted Oct 21, 2019 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Executive Council, Way of Love
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 58 homes coming to South ApopkaHabitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando will break ground on the organization’s third planned community, Arbor Bend, which will feature 34 homes upon completion in 2019. In addition, Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka will break ground on Juniper Bend, a 24-home community. Together, both organizations will bring 58 single-family homes to the South Apopka.The ground breaking event will take place at 1221 S. Washington Avenue on March 16, 2017 at 9 a.m. The event will feature remarks from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs; Mayor of Apopka Joe Kilsheimer and Francina Boykin from the Apopka Historical Society.“Arbor Bend and Juniper Bend represent new beginnings and we are excited that it is a collaborative effort bringing affordable housing to the South Apopka community,” said Catherine Steck McManus, president and CEO of Habitat Greater Orlando.Affordable housing in the South Apopka area is being made possible as a result of a public and private partnership with Orange County Government, Homes in Partnership, Habitat Greater Orlando and Habitat Seminole-Apopka. All four entities are working collaboratively to restore hope among local residents that have expressed the project is a long time coming. Orange County Government is utilizing $724,000 of INVEST funds for construction activities related to the site development.“One of the greatest challenges for many families – both here and across the U.S. – is the lack of sufficient affordable housing and rental options,” said Mayor Jacobs. “This affordable housing partnership in Apopka is just one example of Orange County’s solid commitment to strategically expanding our housing options.”According to Penny Seater, executive director of Habitat Seminole-Apopka, “Homeownership creates generational change for both the families and the community and a project of this size will have significant impact for Apopka.” To apply and view the criteria for homeownership with Habitat Greater Orlando, visit www.habitatorlando.org/apply.To apply and view the criteria for homeownership with Habitat Seminole-Apopka, visit www.habitatseminoleapopka.org/homeownership. Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSHabitat for Humanity Previous articleNFL players teaming up in Apopka for youth football campNext articleRep. Demings sends transportation priorities to the President Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
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About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The Lord Mayor’s Appeal is launching a scheme that will see it work with three charities over three years rather than in its usual one year partnership, in a bid to help more Londoners.The Lord Mayor’s Appeal is aiming to change one million lives by supporting Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones and Samaritans in the multi-year scheme, which is part of a new strategy A Better City For All. To create the strategy, launched on 21 November, over 200 organisations, charities and thought leaders from across the City of London were consulted, and identified key issues to tackle.This is the first time the Lord Mayor’s Appeal has worked in partnership with three charities over this length of time. All funds raised will go towards helping tackle disadvantage and inequality across the capital over the next three years. According to the The Appeal, it will work on four key areas to build a city that is more inclusive, healthy, skilled and fair, with the overall aim of making the capital a better place to work and live.The funding will enable Place2Be to help 180 schools in London to meet the needs of their most vulnerable children by equipping school leaders with the skills and knowledge to develop their school’s mental health strategy and to support their pupils’ emotional wellbeing, reaching 81,000 children. The partnership will also help Place2Be to support the recruitment and training of volunteer mental health professionals who will work with 20,000 children and young people in schools over a five-year period.The partnership with the Lord Mayor’s Appeal will help OnSide Youth Zones introduce new ‘Youth Zones’ in London. OnSide Youth Zones will offer mentoring, personal development and employability skills training to young people, partnering with local voluntary organisations to provide a range of inspirational and developmental activities. The first Youth Zones will be in Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, and Croydon.Funds raised for Samaritans will be put towards developing an online programme for the City workforce to help employees both take care of themselves and to support others when they feel isolated and alone. They will also be used to create new volunteering opportunities in the City of London.Lord Mayor Charles Bowman said:“This multi-year programme is unique. I am very excited to be the first Lord Mayor involved and I look forward to seeing the positive impact our new partnerships will make.“We have thoroughly researched the issues which need to be tackled by speaking with hundreds of organisations in the Square Mile. It’s about working together and exchanging ideas to really make London a better city for all.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Advertisement Melanie May | 22 November 2017 | News 218 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: London mental health Training Youth 217 total views, 1 views today Lord Mayor’s Appeal to support three charities in new multi-year scheme
About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The judges commented: The Legacy Futures Innovation Award, which supports those looking to enhance their understanding, approach or administration in the long-term, goes to Bransby Horses, for its Create Your Legacy campaign. Tagged with: Awards legacies Legacy giving consultancy group Legacy Futures has announced the winners of its inaugural awards, which support those working in the gifts in wills and in memory sectors. It wins advisory support to the value of £5,000 from Legacy Futures. “The simple yet impactful way in which Bransby Horses reframed how to talk about legacies demonstrated creativity, innovation and applied research to legacy marketing practice.” The Legacy Futures Award, which highlights a future legacy leader, aged under 35, has been won by Emma Bowles, from ellenor. 282 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Carolyn’s application demonstrated a real commitment to developing her knowledge in legacy administration. We were particularly impressed by her passion to grow legacy giving within higher education and her plans to share her newly acquired knowledge among her peers at other institutions. As a recipient of the award, Carolyn would be invaluable in championing and educating legacy colleagues across this growing area of legacy income.” Daisy Board, In-Memory Officer, Cystic Fibrosis TrustJensen Calleemootoo, Senior Development Manager – Legacies, Wood Green, The Animals CharityLaura Kennedy, Senior Legacy Officer, Marie CurieDoyin Max-Lino, Legacy Administration Manager, Christian AidLigia Peña, CFRE, MInstF, Legacy and Fundraising Coach/ConsultantMatt Smith, Supporter Engagement & Legacy Manager at London’s Air Ambulance Charity The judges commented: Melanie May | 24 May 2021 | News The judges said: “We created the Legacy Futures Awards to support the sector and to use our expertise to help charities and organisations in their legacy journey. There are three Legacy Futures Awards: The Crispin Ellison Bursary Awards, named in memory of former Legacy Link Director Crispin Ellison, The Legacy Future Leader Award, and The Legacy Futures Innovation Award. Entries were received from charities of all sizes and sectors, with the winners selected by an independent judging panel: Winners of inaugural Legacy Futures Awards announced The Crispin Ellison Bursary Awards offer training bursaries, and Carolyn Jones, University of Liverpool is the overall winner, receiving a bursary for the Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration CiCLA qualification, worth £1000. There are also two runners up: Michael Tivey, from the London Symphony Orchestra and Sara Sullivan, from Wessex Cancer Trust. They both win training courses to support their development as legacy administrators provided by the Institute of Legacy Management, worth £250 each. Advertisement She receives six months of one-to-one mentoring, plus tickets to attend the 2021 ILM conference and the 2021 CIOF Legacy Fundraising conference. Commenting on the awards, Ashley Rowthorn, CEO, Legacy Futures said: “Emma demonstrated passion for legacies and sharing it with colleagues, care staff and supporters of ellenor hospice. Since she joined the team there has been a 20% growth in In-memory income.” “We want to thank every person and organisation that took the time to enter and share their great work with us and of course, our panel of judges for their commitment to the Awards. Huge congratulations to all the winners. We’re excited to see what comes next in their Gifts in Wills and In Memory fundraising.”
Gillis is the financial secretary of United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union.Tens of millions of workers in the U.S. — over 90 percent in the private sector — have no union. Under current anti-worker laws, our siblings who drive for Uber/Lyft aren’t even considered workers and are ineligible for meager unemployment insurance payments. Drivers and other gig workers are being told that some small fraction of them might be eligible for a token check sometime at the end of April — which wouldn’t cover half a month’s rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Boston.In Massachusetts, Local 8751 has joined Uber and Lyft drivers organizing as @DriveBIDG (the Boston Independent Drivers’ Guild), @RideshareDriversUnite and @RidersDriversUnited to demand gig drivers be recognized as workers, with rights to guaranteed pay from their billionaire app employers and survival benefits from local governments. Drivers are discussing creative rolling actions and have launched the petition, “Massachusetts: Demand Coronavirus Relief for Uber and Lyft Drivers!” at ttps://drivers-united.org/a/massachusetts-drivers-coronavirus-relief.BIDG became a leading voice in the Sanders movement. The thousands of multinational, multi-age, multigender drivers have seen their gig pay hammered in recent months while Wall Street lavished billions on app owners during initial public offerings of stock. These owners can and do “deactivate” drivers at whim, silencing dissent at the click of a “terminate” icon. Legally considered “independent contractors” who must pay for their own health insurance, employer Social Security taxes, vehicles, maintenance, insurance, gas and tolls, etc., gig drivers loved the socialist-identified Sanders movement demands for Medicare for All, gig worker and union rights, and freedom from crushing student, medical and consumer debt. They enthusiastically packed Sanders rallies, cheering calls for a “revolution.” Drivers are thoroughly discussing the attempted crushing of their movement by the Democratic and Republican parties and their paid-for media. Drivers have decided it’s a good time to continue to fight.‘Power concedes nothing without a demand’Now is the time to raise demands for workers’ needs, health, sustenance and rights! While our bosses and the racist, fascist-minded, warmongering Wall Street-pandering Trump government have $1 trillion per day to try to stave off total collapse of their international banking system, they don’t have squat to offer the workers. They are in embarrassing, criminally negligent disarray and disunity and are scrambling, unable to stop the inevitable momentum of the collapse of their global capitalist system of anarchic overproduction for profit and shortages of vital human needs. With the simultaneous emergency health and economic crises constantly changing the landscape of the class struggle here in the belly of the beast and internationally, bold worker-based demands today, backed by planned, creative, courageous and militant actions tomorrow, are already changing the balance of power in the workplace and in the street. Our bosses, their governments and police agencies will try to take advantage of the crises to continue their relentless drive to smash our unions and the modest gains that generations have won. Conditions now inspire us to flip the usual ruling-class script and aim straight for workers’ power over our own health and economic well-being.The lessons taught by one of U.S. history’s greatest labor leaders, Frederick Douglass, for workers of chattel and wage-slavery conditions alike, are as urgent today as in 1857: “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Malaysiakini news website reporter Susan Loone is facing a possible three-year jail term under the 1948 Sedition Act following her arrest in George Town, the capital of the northwestern state of Penang, on 4 September for interviewing the detained leader of an allegedly illegal local organization. News MalaysiaAsia – Pacific January 29, 2021 Find out more MalaysiaAsia – Pacific to go further Susan Loone is facing up to three years in jail over an interview with the leader of an allegedly illegal organization News February 22, 2021 Find out more March 17, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Malaysia Loone was arrested after she interviewed Penang state councillor Phee Boon Poh by phone while he and other members of the citizens’ militia he heads, the Voluntary Patrol Unit, were in police custody.She was interrogated for hours at George Town police headquarters and was then finally released on bail late in the evening. Before freeing her, the police confiscated her mobile phone as part of their investigation, took her fingerprints and made her sign a document recording her arrest.She was arrested as a result of a complaint brought by Perkasa, a far-right group that advocates Malay supremacy in multi-ethnic Malaysia, and by other groups allied in the Coalition of Penang Malay Representatives.The complaint accused her of defaming the police because, in her report of the interview with Phee, published by Malaysiakini on 1 September, she quoted Phee as saying he felt he had been “treated like a criminal.”Section 4 of the Sedition Act says: “Any person who prints, publishes, sells (…) distributes or reproduces any seditious publication (…) shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable for a first offence to a fine not exceeding 5,000 ringgit (1,200 euros) or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.”“The charges that Loone is facing are totally baseless and violate her freedom to inform others,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“Journalists who interview people in the course of their reporting cannot be held responsible for what their interviewees say. Malaysia’s journalists will continue to be exposed to this kind of political reprisal as long as the repressive and obsolete Sedition Act is not repealed. We urge the authorities to drop the charges against Loone.”Phee and around 150 other members of the Voluntary Patrol Unit were arrested while participating in an Independence Day parade on 31 August. The Voluntary Patrol Unit is regarded as illegal because it is not registered with the Registrar of Societies. Most of them, including Phee, were released the next day. Phee has also been charged under the Sedition Act.Malaysia is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments News Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again September 9, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Website reporter arrested and charged under Sedition Act News Organisation New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts