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Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Limited (SCBK.ke)  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The financial institution is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank Limited and has a presence in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional banking to loans, mortgages, insurance and investments, asset management and treasury services. Formerly known as The Chartered Bank, the company changed its name to Standard Chartered Bank in 1969. The former company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Standard Chartered Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Edgars Stores Limited 2010 Annual Report

first_imgEdgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.last_img read more

Looking to outperform the FTSE 100? I’d buy the Lloyds share price

first_img Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 12th January, 2020 | More on: LLOY Looking to outperform the FTSE 100? I’d buy the Lloyds share price The FTSE 100 may have experienced one of its best years on record in 2019, but there are still companies in the index that appear to offer excellent value for money at current levels.One of these companies is the UK’s largest mortgage lender, Lloyds (LSE: LLOY). Investors in Lloyds saw a healthy return last year with the stock returning 24.4%, outperforming the FTSE 100 by nearly 10% including dividends.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…However, despite this performance, the share price still appears to offer value at current levels.Indeed, the stock currently trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.5, which suggests that it offers a wide margin of safety. On top of this attractive valuation, it supports a dividend yield of 5.3%.While the Lloyds share price outperformed the market last year, its long-term performance is disappointing. Over the past 10 years, the stock has produced a total return for investors of just 3.1% per annum, substantially below the FTSE 100’s total return of 7.2% per annum over the same time frame.Exposure to the UK economyLloyds’ exposure to the UK economy seems to have contributed to its lacklustre share price performance over this time, and even more so since 2016. Investors have been cautious about the UK economic outlook following Brexit, and continue to remain apprehensive about what the future could hold for the economy.The bank’s recent trading updates have only confirmed these worries, although Lloyds is doing everything it can to protect itself from the impact of any economic turbulence.Aside from these concerns, the lender looks to be firing on all cylinders. City analysts are expecting the group to report a substantial increase in net profit this year and a 16% jump in earnings per share.Last year, the bank also received a boost from the PPI claims deadline. While there was a final surge of claimants looking to lodge a complaint before the deadline, over the next year or so, the group’s bottom line should start to see a substantial improvement as it no longer has to pay out for historical claims.At the same time, Lloyds is removing additional costs from its business and moving as much of its infrastructure online as possible. This investment in digital capabilities should help improve profit margins and efficiency across the group. This is another factor that could have a considerable positive impact on the bank’s bottom line.Outperform the FTSE 100While Lloyds’ performance could be held back by Brexit negotiations over next few months, for investors with a long-term view, the bank’s growth initiatives and income potential could help the stock outperform the FTSE 100 in 2020.As such, now could be the right time for investors to snap up a share in this business at a discount valuation and take advantage of its attractive risk-reward potential, as well as the group’s growing income stream. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Is it finally time to buy shares in BT for that fat dividend?

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Is it finally time to buy shares in BT for that fat dividend?center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Kevin Godbold | Monday, 17th February, 2020 | More on: BT-A The BT (LSE: BT.A) share price has been drifting lower for just over four years now.I know talking about share price movements seems a little shallow when great investing is all about fundamental analysis. But if you’d been holding the shares since the decline began at the end of 2015, the almost 70% plunge since then would have wiped out a serious amount of your invested capital. I think the situation is worth analysing.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Still fallingOn 27 January this year, I reported that the shares had dropped by 17% in just one month to stand at 171p. I said then that “it’s getting close to revisiting the low of 158p it set last August.”However, here we are just under a month later and the price is around 153p, as I write. Not only did the stock hit the low, it also exceeded it. And a share price making fresh lows is not a good sign, in my view.You could argue that BT is out of favour with the market. But there’s precious little to support the share price fundamentally. For a start, BT is burdened with a lot of debt. You can see that quickly by comparing the market capitalisation of around £15bn with the enterprise value of close to £35bn. The difference between the two figures represents net borrowings.Secondly, the financial record shows decline with revenue, earnings, and the shareholder dividend all trending lower over the past few years. And City analysts following the firm expect further weakness ahead.In a trading update at the end of January, chief executive Philip Jansen explained that the results for the third quarter of the year were “slightly below” the directors’ expectations. But he thinks the firm is on course to meet its outlook for the full year, which means we can expect something like a decline in revenue of just over 2.3% year on year and an 18% slide in normalised earnings.Capital-intensive operationsJansen talks a lot in the report about how much the company is investing in the business. But with such a big pile of debt already, I reckon the capital-intensive nature of the enterprise could be a big part of the problem. It seems that BT must constantly plough big money back into its networks and infrastructure just to stay in the game.It’s hard for me to imagine all the investment activity leading to a renewed, vibrant BT with a fast-growing business and accelerating profits. I reckon the firm is providing a good public service but may not be the best vehicle for investment if you are aiming to build up your own pot of money, perhaps to finance your retirement. Jansen said he’s “really excited” about the long-term prospects for this “great company.” But I see the shares as too risky for my share portfolio. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Episcopal Relief & Development highlights partners in Myanmar/Burma

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anglican Communion, Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Episcopal Relief & Development] This month’s Power of Partnerships celebrates the success of an innovative program in Myanmar/Burma to boost crop production and improve soil quality through the use of Effective Microorganism (EM) technology.  “Starter” bacteria strengthen the helpful microbes in the local soil and make a nutrient-rich, low-cost fertilizer that can double harvests within three years.  Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Church of the Province of Myanmar to support a demonstration farm that offers on-site training and mobile workshops to help farmers implement the new methodology and adopt other practices that reduce the impact of drought.Please note that the Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web features are now on an alternating schedule.  The next Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development will be published later in July.The Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web features present stories about the agency’s partners in the US and worldwide. Visit www.er-d.org to read past installments, find information about our programs or make a contribution.  You can also call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Relief & Development highlights partners in Myanmar/Burma Posted Jul 5, 2012 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Episcopal Relief & Development Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

All Saints Church puts ‘heart and soul’ into St. Louis…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ethnic Ministries Featured Events Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 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 Press Release Service Seven-year-old Chelsea West (second from right) learns to play the guitar with other young members from the neighborhood around All Saints Episcopal Church in St. Louis.[Episcopal News Service] For 7-year-old Chelsea West, learning to play guitar at All Saints Episcopal Church in St. Louis, Missouri, is a grand invitation into a wondrous new world.“I’m learning the E string and the B string,” the second-grader proclaimed excitedly during a Feb. 25 telephone interview with the Episcopal News Service. “It’s fun. I wanted to take the class because I don’t have anything to do when I go home. I like working with Miss Jillian because she makes guitar fun. I want to be able to sing and play the guitar.”Jillian Smith, an Episcopal Service Corps intern who serves part time at All Saints, said that sometimes “Chelsea will say, this is hard, this is so hard. We’ll be in the middle of learning something and then suddenly she’ll say, ‘I’ve got it. I’ve got it’ and she looks at me, and it’s wonderful.”All Saints’ Music and Arts Village offers free classes for underserved youth aged 7-11 in North St. Louis. “The Arts Village is designed for underprivileged families who could not otherwise afford music lessons,” she said.Jillian Smith, an Episcopal Service Corps intern who serves part time at All Saints, shows positive encouragement during music classes.“It is just one way All Saints is really embodying a lot of what the church should do,” Smith added. “They are really putting their heart and soul into the community and neighborhood and trying to do the best they can for the people in this area.”It wouldn’t be the first time the 140-year-old historically black congregation saw a need and responded. In 1945, when local banks declined to offer financial services to African Americans, All Saints founded a credit union for that express purpose, according to Pat Heeter, church historian and a third-generation member.Back in the day, the congregation was like family, recalled Heeter, who at 71 is happy to be actively engaged as junior warden and in the Episcopal Church Women. “I’m going to serve my church as best I can,” she said.(Founded in 1874, the church is the third to be featured in the Episcopal News Service’s series of historically black congregations during February, Black History Month. Others include the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, the first historically black congregation in the nation, founded in 1792 by the Rev. Absalom Jones, and St. Barnabas, in Pasadena, California, founded in 1923 by seven women in a living room.)They are among 90 historically black congregations still in existence, churches founded by African Americans post-slavery and during racial segregation in the United States because they were not welcome in mainstream Episcopal churches.Like many historically black congregations, All Saints’ story converges with the social and politic realities of its community, of the nation and of the Episcopal Church.It was the first African American Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Missouri and west of the Mississippi, and has occupied at least six sites, according to Heeter. It moved as membership swelled – to a high of 900-plus members in 1961.At one point, members declined to participate in what was largely viewed as an attempt to create “a racial episcopate” after All Saints hosted the consecration of Rt. Rev. Edward Thomas Demby as the first black bishop suffragan in the continental United States.That was in 1918 and Demby, who served in the Diocese of Arkansas, was “the suffragan bishop for colored work” and was appointed “jurisdiction for all African-American congregations in the Province of the Southwest,” according to a history compiled by Heeter.“All Saints did not wish to be turned over formally to the suffragan bishop of Arkansas” but considered itself part of the Diocese of Missouri, according to the history. However, the parish financially supported Demby’s ministry.By then, All Saints was well known and had already occupied several locations. It grew out of a Sunday school begun in 1871 by James Thompson, an administrator and teacher at a “free colored school” in Louisiana, Missouri, about 100 miles north of St. Louis.Thompson became the first African-American deacon and priest in the Diocese of Missouri, which at the time encompassed the entire state.Initial services were held in Trinity Episcopal Church as Our Savior mission. In just a year’s time, the church outgrew the spot and moved to a former Jewish synagogue where there was a name change – they worshiped as the Good Samaritan mission.In 1882, a third building was purchased. Shortly afterwards, the mission was incorporated as All Saints Parish. By 1901, a rectory had been built beside the church.Five years later, membership had grown to about 250 communicants and another move, to the former Messiah Unitarian Church building, increased seating capacity. “The Unitarians had spent more than $100,000 to erect this building,” according to the Heeter’s history.“The building passed with all its furnishings, including the grand organ, into the possession of All Saints’. Three thousand dollars was spent in remodeling the interior and adapting the chancel to the requirements of the worship of the church. At this time All Saints’ voted itself self-sustaining, relinquishing all aid from the Missionary Board and has remained self-sustaining ever since.”In 1917, the Rev. Douchette Redmond Clarke of Philadelphia became rector, and was “like my grandfather,” Heeter recalled. “He was close with our family because my father’s father died. My father was a very little boy, so the male image in his household became Fr. Clarke.”A retired school psychologist, Heeter has painstakingly researched historical photos and documents while developing a church archives to preserve the church’s story. There were formative years when the name All Saints immediately telegraphed the church’s mission and identity throughout the community, she recalled.“I was in the youth choir and we had a very active Sunday school for children and adults and a young teenage group. Our church was the gathering place for the youth of the area,” she recalled. “They didn’t necessarily belong to the church. Our youth group met and we had dances in the parish hall, and that kept us off the street.“I’ve even run into people who weren’t members and they’d say, ‘do you remember the dances at All Saints?’ Even when I left and went away to college and attended another Episcopal church in Denver, I still told people my church was All Saints, St. Louis,” she said.Christine Crenshaw, 80, whose parents and grandparents were also members, also recalled the days when church was both a family affair and an identity.“We had a strong Sunday school and … I remember my grandmother took me on the streetcar every Sunday morning. We never missed church.”She remembered hearing how the church helped out after her grandfather’s death at an early age. “My grandmother had to make it as best she could without a husband,” she recalled. “But every holiday the church brought baskets of food and turkey.”She has served on the altar guild for nearly six decades and proudly notes that her grandsons – and a daughter – were acolytes, she said. “I enjoyed going to church,” Crenshaw said. “That was a big thing for me. It was a very, very prestigious church. When you said All Saints, it meant something, that was big time.”All Saints Church as it is today.Being church in the 21st centuryHeeter’s parents, Solomon and Lucille James, established a tradition as church movers and shakers. “My father was an acolyte, a vestry person, and did volunteer work with buildings and grounds, as well as serving as a board member of the credit union,” Heeter recalled.Her mother was altar guild president, participated in the St. Ann’s Guild and “something we used to call the Women’s Auxiliary that turned into the ECW” as well as becoming church liaison for a community program that provided home care for cancer patients, she said. “They used to make bandages and lap blankets for the patients.”In addition to written records – births, marriages, deaths – Heeter is in possession of the original church font, she believes. But portions of the written history are missing, and Heeter has even enlisted the aid of a local PBS television station in her efforts to recover historical photos of the church’s past.Parts of that history tell the story of ministries that soared and others that, after outliving their usefulness, ended. Like Bethany Mission, a church plant in 1921 that closed five years later. And, like the All Saints Credit Union, faced with stiff competition after mainstream financial institutions no longer excluded African Americans, which closed in 2007.Heeter said the baptismal font – at which she was baptized – and other memorabilia, currently “is packed away because we don’t have space.”A room designated for the archives doubles as the music room where Chelsea West and about a dozen other students pluck guitars and learn valuable life lessons – a sign of the times for the 140-year-old church facing changed circumstances, according to the rector, the Rev. Michael Dunnington.Four years ago, the senior warden invited him to serve as rector and added: “I don’t know if it makes any difference that we’re a historically African-American church,” Dunnington recalled. “I was going to joke that, it’s OK, because I’m a historically white priest.”True to history, the church again finds itself attempting to respond to community needs, he said.“We’re struggling,” Dunnington said. With an average Sunday attendance of about 65, meeting in a 1930s-era building with “leaky roofs and malfunctioning boilers … part of the question that floats around here is, ‘what is the place for an African-American church, founded really because of segregation? You want to preserve the history, but that’s the question.“Like any parish of our age and our congregants, we’re facing the challenges of where do we go from here and what does it mean to be church in the 21st century?”The answer, at least in part, has been mission.Parishioners, many of whom commute, “have been really good with responding to the challenges of taking a missional approach to this neighborhood” which remains largely African-American and poor, Dunnington said.Outreach has included hosting community picnics and seasonal events, like a Halloween ‘Trunk or Treat’ safe neighborhood party. A food pantry ministry has expanded to include health screenings and flu shots and the Arts and Music Village is also hoping to expand.It takes a village … and a churchThe All Saints Arts and Music Village is, for Chelsea West, a “fun” place.“I made a lot of friends in the class,” she said. “I’m learning the first two strings on the guitar and we’re learning notes on those right now. We haven’t gotten to singing yet.”Students meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are snacks along with keyboard and guitar lessons. Intern Jillian Smith, 22, a cellist from Tennessee, said music has been such a big part of her life that she wanted to share it with others.“I try to instill in them that they can do this,” said Smith. “I have them say, ‘yes I can’ all the time and I let them know how proud I am of them. It’s so good to know that you have the ability to do something; that somebody believes in you. They are so talented and smart and sweet.”Music “really is a new way of thinking; it’s such a process,” she said. “You have to count beats, to remember which note goes where, and why, and the timing. I explain to the students that music is a cool, different language.“It can teach you so much. It can help in your subjects in school, like learning another language; it can help you set goals, and achieve normally what you otherwise wouldn’t be able to achieve.”A recent recital added a goal-setting exercise outside the academic world, added Smith.Sharing the “love and joy that can come from music” means a lot to her, too, she added. “I’m happy everyday that I have this job. The church really is doing a lot of good stuff here, to reach out and be a resource to the community and neighborhood like this. It’s one of the big things the church can do, be a voice for the neighborhood.”–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Black History Month, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 26, 2014 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME All Saints Church puts ‘heart and soul’ into St. Louis neighborhood Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more

Connors hoping to meet Liam at Croker

first_imgNewsCommunityConnors hoping to meet Liam at CrokerBy Cian Reinhardt – August 13, 2018 3792 Limerick Post Show | Into The Stream | Emma Langford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSCommunityLimerick City and Countymusic Previous articleA Walk for Grace takes place this Sunday, August 19Next articleAdditional 5,000 tickets for big screen at Gaelic Grounds Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Limerick Post Show | Raging Sons release Someone Else’s Love center_img Twitter Live Venue Collective Report – Over 2000 people hired, 405 live shows hosted, and 416,000 audience members engaged Limerick Post Show | Niamh talks Limerick Print Limerick Post Show | Defying Gravity – A Musical Celebration of Women Email “WITH scarfs, hats and headbands for Croker we began. Connors packed his Jackeen phrasebook, first aid kit for the van.”The talented people of Limerick have been showing their support in many creative ways, from decorating statues in towns, such as Reverend William Casey in Abbeyfeale sporting a Limerick flag, or giving their car a new paint job in the county’s green and white.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Jacki and John O’Connor took a well-known classic from Christy Moore, and gave it a Limerick spin. ‘Connors goes to Croker’ is Jacki and John’s take on Moore’s ‘Joxer goes to Stuttgart’ and within days of its release the song has clocked up more than 40,000 views across a number of digital platforms.The song is performed by the O’Connors; Jacki, John and James O’Connor playing the concertina, accordion and bodhran respectively, the song features fellow musicians Tadhgh Meaghar on vocals Martin O’Malley on guitar.As well as amassing views in the tens of thousands, the song has been embraced by the man responsible for the original. The band has received a message from Christy Moore on the guestbook section of his website saying:“Hope it all goes well.. Great to see Limerick back.. I know Mick Hanly will be standing tall.. Best of luck”.Connors on his way to Croker this weekend will be hoping the latter verses of the song become a reality as “Round Robins and Hawkeye can fly us to the Promised Land. As Shane Dowling said we’re not just here to march behind the band.” Limerick Post Show | Dora Gola last_img read more

A hatchet is being examined as part of investigation into the deaths of Carndonagh…

first_img A hatchet is being examined as part of investigation into the deaths of Carndonagh couple WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – October 23, 2014 Pinterestcenter_img Gardai in Donegal are questioning a 42 year old man over the deaths of a couple in their 70s.The bodies of the pensioners were found at their home in Carndonagh shortly after 9 o’clock this morning.Shortly after, a man in his 40s was arrested, and is being questioned at Buncrana Garda Station.The scene remains sealed off and the State Pathologist has been notified.A hatchet found at the house is also to be examined as part of the investigation.Local Cllr Martin Mc Dermott says the couple were very well known:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/mcdermnt.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News Previous articleSeagate announces 35 new jobs for DerryNext articleWhelan & Hoolahan to miss Scotland game News Highland Facebook Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

Gardai to recommence Operation Fanacht

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Gardai to recommence Operation Fanacht Twitter An Garda Síochána wants to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the basic ways to protect yourself: Deputy Commissioner Twomey went on to say, “An Garda Síochána is fully aware of the impact increased restrictions may have on those who are subject to domestic abuse and do not feel safe in their homes.  An Garda Síochána takes domestic abuse very seriously.  If you are in danger call 999 at any time. If you feel you are not in immediate danger and you require advice and assistance, you can visit or call your local Garda Station and ask to speak with a Garda in private.  If you know of someone who cannot speak for themselves please contact your local Garda station.” • wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty• practice good respiratory hygiene, that is, when coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue• discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water• maintain physical distancing, that is, leave at least 2 metres (6 feet) distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever• avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – if you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself• Reduce your social interactions Pinterest WhatsApp Operation Fanacht will see a high level of visibility of members of An Garda Síochána in Donegal to support the public health guidelines, particularly in relation to social distancing and gathering in large groups at amenities and open spaces.  Targeted Garda checkpoints will be established throughout the county.  An Garda Síochána wants to remind everyone that people are being encouraged not to travel out of or into the county of Donegal unless absolutely necessary. An Garda Síochána Recommences Operation Fanacht for Donegal Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Garda activity in Donegal will be supplemented by Garda personnel from nearby counties, particularly Leitrim and Sligo, who will focus on patrols of destination public amenities and open spaces in those counties. This activity will consist of targeted patrols and checkpoints to check compliance with Public Health Regulations. An Garda Síochána will also continue to work in co-operation with the Police Service of Northern Ireland to support public health efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on the island of Ireland through rolling cross-border checkpoints in relevant locations.  The Government on the advice of NPHET are requesting the people of county Donegal to adhere to increased public health measures that are being applied to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Operation Fanacht is focused on supporting public compliance with these public health measures following the announcement by An Taoiseach yesterday that Donegal will be at level 3 of the Government’s Plan for Living with COVID-19 from midnight, Friday, September 25th.  In supporting the COVID-19 public health guidelines and regulations, An Garda Síochána has, and will continue to, adopt, a graduated policing response based on its tradition of policing by consent. This has seen Garda members engage, educate, encourage and, as a last resort, enforce. Facebook Homepage BannerNews Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said, “We all have a role individually and collectively in protecting ourselves, our families, our communities and the most vulnerable. It is vital that we all play our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to the public health regulations and guidelines.  An Garda Síochána will do its part in keeping people safe.  Operation Fanacht is intended to work with communities to support public health measures.”center_img Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Pinterest Deputy Commissioner Twomey added, “Local Gardaí continue to be available to support individuals and local communities, in particular the most vulnerable in our society during this time. If you are feeling isolated or need help with shopping, collecting your prescription or anything else similar, please contact your local Garda station”. By News Highland – September 25, 2020 Google+ Facebook Previous articleJoint statement issued by Derry/Strabane and Donegal council leadersNext articleNews, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries on Friday September 27th News Highland Operation Navigation, which focuses on compliance with public health regulations by licensed premises, will continue nationwide, and An Garda Síochána will enforce Penal Regulations.  Where Gardaí find potential breaches of the public health regulations a file is prepared for the DPP in each case. WhatsApp An Garda Síochána will at midnight, Friday 25th September, recommence Operation Fanacht in Donegal. Gardai will recommence Operation Fanacht in Donegal from midnight tonight.The operation will see a high level of visibility of members of An Garda Síochána in Donegal to support the public health guidelines, particularly in relation to social distancing and gathering in large groups at amenities and open spaces.Gardai say there will be targeted checkpoints established throughout the county, with people being reminded that they shouldn’t travel out of or into the county of Donegal unless absolutely necessary.Garda activity in Donegal will be supplemented by Garda personnel from nearby counties, particularly Leitrim and Sligo, and there will be high levels of contact with colleagues in the PSNI.*******************Statement in full – Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In respect of regulations, including travel restrictions, which are not declared to be Penal Regulations under the Health Act 1947 as amended, under Operation Fanacht An Garda Síochána will use the approach of the three Es which will see Gardaí engage, educate and encourage, only, compliance with travel regulations.last_img read more

Allied Bakeries boss leaves in management shake-up

first_imgAllied Bakeries managing director Jon Jenkins is leaving the business as part of a management shake-up.Jenkins (pictured), who joined the bakery firm four years ago, is now looking at other career options at Allied owner Associated British Foods (ABF). Before joining Allied, he had driven strong growth and development at tea supplier Twinings, which is also owned by ABF.Kingsmill and Allinson’s producer Allied is moving to a joint leadership structure, with Liam McNamara assuming full commercial responsibility for the business and Nick Law overseeing the supply chain.McNamara, who was also at Twinings before joining Allied two years ago, has been the bakery firm’s commercial director since 2017. Law is a 20-year veteran of Allied, and was appointed operations director in 2008.The shake-up follows a difficult trading period for Allied, which most recently saw the business announce the loss of its largest own-label supply contract. Ending in 2020, the loss of the Tesco contract has forced the business to make a £65m impairment charge against its income.Allied has been making a financial loss for some years, although this had been forecast to fall this year.In a statement on the departure of Jenkins, Allied said it continued to operate under challenging market conditions.“We have therefore undertaken a detailed review of the business to optimise our operations for the future and have implemented a number of changes to our senior management team as a result.”The company added that, under Jenkins’ leadership, the business had significantly reduced costs, improved product quality and rebranded the range. It said Allinson’s was now the fastest-growing fresh wrapped bread brand in the UK.“We would like to acknowledge and thank Jon for his significant contribution to Allied Bakeries,” it stated. “Jon joined our business from Twinings, where he had an extremely successful career and is now exploring other career options within the ABF Group.”last_img read more