Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileBorder Timbers is a forestry and sawmilling company in Zimbabwe, with a long history in Manicaland. The company operates five forest estates and three sawmills; with the principal products being pine and eucalyptus. Established in 1979, Border Timbers is the amalgamation of three organisations; Border Eastern Forest Estates, Renfee Timbers (Pvt) Limited and Forestry Management Services. The company is a subsidiary of the Rift Valley Corporation, boasting a plantation size of 47 800 hectares. The forest estates are in Sheba, Charter and Tilbury; with a combined annual output of over 160 000 cubic metres, 95% of that is pine. Rough sawn timber is processed at factories in Mutare, and sold directly to the public. The Paulington Factory manufactures products for the veneer, plywood and blockboard market, and the Nyakamete Factory produces doors, shelves and other timber products for export. Border Timbers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange
Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileClydestone (Ghana) Limited is a global information and communications technology company with offices in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. The company uses cutting-edge innovations to provide information technology solutions for financial institutions involved in financial document processing, remittance processing and transaction switching. Its product range encompasses: G-Switch, an electronic payment platform; G-Secure, a card authentication programme; Remita, modular system for e-payments; UnionPay Processor; automated check clearing; ATM and cash processing; multi-vendor ATM software solutions and multi-factor authentication. Clydestone is a Principle Acquiring Member of UnionPay International and offers acquiring services to 19 banks in Africa and provides check truncation systems to 12 leading banks in Ghana. Clydestone (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
TAGS: Highlight Welcome return: If Billy Vunipola proves his fitness, he will start Scotland will come to Twickenham next weekend and Eddie Jones will be keen to get an improved performance from his England side, so who should he pick? Eddie Jones cut a frustrated figure after the Italy game and the ‘No Ruckgate’ affair meant he spent most of the post-match press conference trying to deflect attention away from his team by dredging up cricket’s underarm bowling controversy of 1981. But unlike Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice, from a couple of years later, he is not likely to ‘Rip it Up’ and start again when Scotland come to Twickenham on 11 March.A bit of minor tinkering will probably be the order of the day and England could line up something like this. Eddie Jones will also be watching events at Newcastle, where Billy Vunipola, is due to feature and The Rec where Anthony Watson should be back for Bath, with his usual beady eye for the try-line.Not happy: Eddie Jones cut a frustrated figure against ItalyFull-back: Mike BrownBrown missed a tackle on centre Michele Campagnaro that led to an Italian try last weekend and there are suggestions the clock is ticking on his international career. If Scotland launch the ball into the air he is best-equipped player to deal with it and, as a stroppy so-and-so, will not want another poor afternoon on his CV or it could put him under threat longer term.Wings: Jack Nowell and Elliot DalyStuart Lancaster used to talk about points of difference and Nowell has been a point of difference in one start, against Wales, and two hit-outs off the bench. The Exeter wing has had a pile of time off with injury this season but he is the real deal. Daly, also a talented cricketer, is the sort of bloke who can do everything to a high-standard – one of those annoyingly able people you used to envy at school but boy can he finish, kick and pass. Expect him to be moved off the wing sooner rather than later.Quality: Jack Nowell showed his finishing prowess against ItalyCentres: Owen Farrell and Ben Te’oOwen Farrell had a rare off-day against the Italians with his kicking off the tee and out of hand but we can let him off this time and he will be raging to do better against the Scots. Te’o was played at 13 against Italy and when he got into the game he did some damage, scoring one try and making another. He looks set for a decent run in the squad and the chance to see more ball than he did last time out but Jonathan Joseph could be back as a starter for Ireland.Fly-half: George FordFord was another who was a bit under par against the Italians when he probably expected to play the game on the front foot but instead was another bloke to miss Campagnaro as the visitors sniffed an upset. Jones rates Ford very highly but the fly-half is unlikely to be on the front foot all afternoon next Saturday and knocking the Scots over the boundary.Pivot: George Ford will want an improved performance after the Italy confusionScrum-half: Ben Youngs Danny Care picked a couple of moments to break through the Italians no-ruck policy, before he was replaced by Youngs, but he didn’t have anywhere else to go at some points when the link to his No.10 was cut off by blue shirts. Youngs has started 51 of his 68 games for England, Care 31 of 69, and the Leicester man should get the nod this time. Care can act as a ‘finisher’ – a new word in rugby’s lexicon thanks to Jones.Props: Mako Vunipola and Dan ColeJoe Marler did not have the best of days last weekend at Twickenham and Vunipola is ready to take back the starting place he made his own in the autumn. Likewise Dan Cole was a bit off-colour but he has got the credit in the bank – a phrase beloved of Lancaster – although Kyle Sinckler’s appearance off the bench was eye-catching and Old King Cole will be looking over his shoulder.Ball-player: Mako Vunipola brings undoubted ballast in open playHooker: Dylan Hartley (capt)Not this finest hour against the Italians but Jones will stick with his skipper until his ‘project captaincy’ runs its course which may be as soon as the end of this Six Nations. Hartley offers plenty of devil, but the set-piece went wobbly last weekend and Jamie George doesn’t seem to have a bad game off the bench.Locks: Joe Launchbury and Courtney LawesLaunchbury has been England’s stand-out player in the Six Nations so far, he has copped a couple of man of the match gongs and he is a no-brainer to start. Lawes’ form dipped a bit against Italy but the pair had cracked on in the previous two games. Launchbury is now the player his boss at Wasps, Dai Young, told us all he would be a few years back – it is a shame at least one of England’s four decent locks will miss out on the British & Lions trip this summer.Smokin’ Joe: Joe Launchbury has been England’s standout player in the Six NationsBack row: Maro Itoje, James Haskell, Billy Vunipola LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Itoje had his best game in the No.6 shirt for England, last week, but the same cannot be said for Hughes at No.8. If Billy Vunipola gets through his first game back, for Saracens, he has got to start as he is one of the England players approaching world class. England have missed his ability to get on the front foot, even from a standing start, ever since he was carted off against Argentina in November and if he is fit he should play from the off. James Haskell got a lot of unfair stick for the way he was talking to referee Romain Poite about the Italian tactics last Sunday but at least he was trying to work out what was going on. That showed leadership and England are still missing a bit of that according to Jones.Bench: Jamie George, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Tom Wood, Nathan Hughes, Danny Care, Jonathan Joseph, Anthony Watson
New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Through poetry and art, Queens church aims for a lively Lent after a mournful year Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Sunlight illuminates rising incense at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Queens, New York. Courtesy photo[Episcopal News Service] St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in the New York City borough of Queens has had more than its fair share of death and suffering over the past year. The prospect of another penitential, somber Lent seemed like too much to bear.“2020 has been one long Lent, so I didn’t want to encourage more deprivation,” said the Rev. Spencer Reece, priest-in-charge, who is trying to dispel that darkness by engaging parishioners and neighbors with poetry and art. Reece, a well-regarded poet himself, has used creative programming to restore the lively spirit of this Diocese of Long Island parish, after a dispiriting year.The church’s neighborhood, Jackson Heights, was the “epicenter within the epicenter” of the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States last spring. The area has been acutely affected by the virus for a confluence of reasons: overcrowded housing and high percentages of workers in the high-risk health care and hospitality industries, people without health insurance and people of color, who have been disproportionately affected by the virus.Tragedy struck the multicultural, bilingual parish on April 1, when its beloved rector, the Very Rev. Antonio Checo, died of COVID-19 at age 67. Checo, whose ministry focused heavily on serving the needs of the neighborhood, died in the same hospital in which he had once worked as a mental health clinician.The Rev. Spencer Reece and his dog, Coco. Courtesy photoWhen Reece arrived as priest-in-charge in October 2020, the church had been closed for seven months. Seeing the flourishing creativity in the neighborhood, Reece saw an opportunity for St. Mark’s to reengage with the community by becoming a place for parishioners and locals to share and experience art – particularly Reece’s specialty, poetry. He is the author of two poetry collections and a forthcoming memoir. Previously, while serving in the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church in Madrid, Reece organized an international visiting poets reading series.He used the reading series experience to create something similar, on a smaller scale, at St. Mark’s: the Red Door Series – named for the church’s doors, emblematic of Episcopal churches – in which a poet comes to the church every Wednesday and reads a poem, followed by 10-15 minutes of silence, and then reads the poem a second time.“It’s very meditative and quiet,” Reece told Episcopal News Service.A small number of people come to the readings in person, socially distanced, but a much larger audience watches via Facebook Live. That may be because Reece has recruited some literary superstars to read alongside neighborhood poets. Richard Blanco, who performed a poem at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo, memoirist Nick Flynn and former New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe are among the readers, along with local talents like KC Trommer, who helps curate the series through her connection to the Queens poetry scene. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By Egan MillardPosted Feb 19, 2021 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Lent, Press Release Service Lent 2021 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC The series has expanded St. Mark’s reach into the neighborhood and beyond. It has dedicated followers like 92-year-old parishioner Dorothy Moran, who told Reece she had never read much poetry before but comes every week.“She just loves it,” Reece told ENS. “She’s like, ‘Who’s coming on Wednesday?’”It’s also brought in people who had never set foot in the church, like Sahar Romani, a Muslim lesbian poet and professor who lives in the neighborhood and read for the series on Feb. 10.“One of the magical things about it is that many of the people that come are like, ‘Wow, I’ve never been in here before,’” Reece said. “It’s bringing a lot of people into the building. … [Normally] a lot of people just don’t go in because they feel like they can’t be part of it. But the series is open to anybody of any belief [or none at all].”The series has now expanded to include a podcast hosted by local community activist Alfonso Quiroz, who interviews the poet of the week. And Reece points out that because it is a volunteer effort and requires no specialized technological equipment, it doesn’t cost the church a dollar.“This [the series and podcast] has cost nothing, and it’s able to generate excitement and interest across the neighborhood, across the church, across the country, across the world – because you can listen to Facebook Live in Athens, Greece. People have listened to it there,” Reece said. “And so if we can do that – and this is a humble church with no endowment – if we can do that, what can everybody else do in these times?”Given the success of the series, Reece has decided to make artistic expression a theme for the church during Lent. Speaking to ENS on Ash Wednesday, Reece said he couldn’t bring himself to talk to his parishioners about giving up things for Lent. Instead, he is encouraging parishioners to double down on whatever creative projects they feel drawn to, and he is planning a small-scale, socially distanced arts festival in the church garden for Holy Saturday.The red doors at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Queens, New York. Courtesy photo“Everybody will come to the sacred garden, connect to the church and share what they did over the last six weeks,” Reece told ENS. “If it’s, you know, building models, sewing quilts, singing a song, painting a painting, writing a poem, doing a video, making a meal – whatever it is each person has in them to create. And by creating, I believe we get closer to the Holy Spirit, and it taps into this positive energy.”That positive energy, he said, abounds in the neighborhood. Sometimes, it just takes a venue and a little organization to bring it out.“There’s a lot of possibilities here in Jackson Heights,” Reece said. “Given our limitations, we can realize their possibilities. 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Howard Lake | 9 March 2009 | News Tagged with: Funding European Consultancy Services has published the 2009 edition of its ‘EU Money Grants Directory’, containing details of the hundreds of grants available from the European Union (EU). The Directory is available on CD-Rom or as a download from the Web.Grants are available from the European Union (EU) for all types of organisations and cover a wide range of project activities relating to racism, women’s issues, the environment, child protection, young people, the elderly, education and training, the disabled, human rights, energy, transport, the arts, the media and many more.Dr Paul Quantock, Senior Partner at European Consultancy Services, with 36 years EU funding experience, said: “The EU isn’t always the easiest route to funding but it is worth organisations taking a look at what is available. They might be surprised at the outcome.”The 145-page Directory contains information extracted from the European Commission’s budget and presented in an easier to use manner. Both CD-Rom and (Adobe Acrobat) PDF versions include a comprehensive word search facility.The CD-Rom version costs £40 and the PDF download £35.As well as the Directory, European Consultancy Services publishes its ‘EU Money Grants Update Service’, which is designed to help organisations keep up to date with the latest calls for grant applications for EU funding.It includes details of grant objectives; current priorities; grant deadlines; grant rates; application timetable; Brussels contact names and addresses; partnership requirements; application forms; and ./guidance notes.Subscriptions cost from £30 for three months, up to £75 for 12 months.www.europeangrants.com/update.html 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. 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis EU Money Grants Directory 2009 published AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Spar to raise €200,000 for suicide charity Howard Lake | 3 November 2009 | News 3Ts was founded by solicitor and property developer Noel Smyth.The money will now be used to fund the helpline called 1Life, which will be staffed by professional counsellors and volunteers, and run by the 3Ts and suicide prevention charity, Console.3Ts is backed by former taoiseach Bertie Ahern and supported by tycoon Ben Dunne. The launch of the bear comes in the same week that a study showed a big rise in the number of Irish people taking their own lives.www.3ts.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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. Turning the Tide of Suicide (3Ts) will receive €200,000 from Spar stores around the country this year after it was selected as the chain’s charity of the year.The 3Ts charity got a massive boost last week when Spar launched the Luv Bear, a charity teddy bear that was launched on TV3 show The Apprentice.Thousands of the bears have been sold since the television show was broadcast, according to the Sunday Business Post. Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland
Newspapers’ influence on donors wanes, says CAF Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation DEC Giving/Philanthropy Haiti Research / statistics Television coverage inspires many more people to donate than newspaper reports do, according to research for Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in the Haiti Disaster Emergency Appeal. The research undertaken for CAF by GfK NOP, asked 1,005 people which medium influenced them to donate. Stories and adverts in newspapers encouraged only 6% of those who gave to the Haiti appeal, compared to 12 % during the DEC Burma appeal of 2008, and 11% during the DEC Asia-Pacific Appeal of 2009.Television coverage inspired 75%, 8% higher than with the DEC Asia-Pacific appeal in 2009. Stories and adverts on radio, which was included in the DEC Haiti appeal survey for the first time, inspired 5% of people to donate.Commenting on the results Liz Goodey said: “This research shows that newspapers have become less important than they once were in campaigns in inspiring people to donate. Readership figures of the national dailies have dropped by around 10% between the Burma and Haiti DEC appeals and their ability to inspire donations has dropped over the same period too.“This is news that all charity fundraisers will be interested in as society moves into a digital world, but it still shows the power that another traditional medium, television, holds in inspiring and moving people to donate to disaster appeals and charity more generally.”www.cafonline.org/disastermonitor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 February 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Melanie May | 4 May 2018 | News Advertisement Chester Mojay-Sinclare, Founder and CEO of Charity Checkout said:“Raising £10m in the last year is a fantastic achievement for Charity Checkout. We are confident that as Charity Checkout continues to grow and work with some of the UK’s biggest charities that we will soon be able announce raising £100m a year through our fundraising technology.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 139 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: online fundraising sites Technology 140 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Charity Checkout surpasses £20m in donations raised for charity Charity Checkout has now raised over £20m for more than 2,500 charities with £10m raised in the last year alone.Charity Checkout was established in 2012, and since its $1m funding round in October 2017, it has opened a new office in Central London and increased its focus on providing fundraising technology to corporate partners and large charities. It was also announced as the IoF’s new Innovation Partner in late April.Charity Checkout supports charities worldwide through its branded online fundraising tools that enable them to create event registration, fundraising pages, and direct donations under their own brand and within their own website. 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.