Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgTol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileTol Gases Limited produces and distributes gases for the industrial and medical segment in Tanzania. Known as Tanzania Oxygen, the company provides oxygen, compressed air, carbon dioxide, inert, hydrogen, nitrogen, ammonia, argon, nitrous oxide, helium and acetylene gases. It also provides medical consumables and pipeline installation services. The company was founded in 1950 as a branch of African Oxygen and Acetylene Company, and then became a branch of East African Oxygen Limited of Kenya which was part of the BOC Gases Group. It was wholly-owned by the government of Tanzania between 1986 and 1994, and thereafter privatised and listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. Tol Gases Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dividend stocks paying over 4.5%? Here are 2 FTSE 250 shares I’d buy in an ISA

first_img Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Monday, 11th May, 2020 | More on: CEY TATE Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares As interest rates are at all-time lows, British investors are increasingly looking for passive income from dividend-paying companies. Yet a large number of companies have been cutting or suspending their payouts in order to conserve cash. The good news is that there are still many strong businesses that are paying stable and reasonably high dividends. With their stock prices down this year, investors have a better opportunity to buy them at lower prices too. Today I’d like to introduce two FTSE 250 members that may deserve a place in a long-term portfolio, especially via a Stocks and Shares ISA.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…The gold rushGold miner Centamin (LSE: CEY) has recently released Q1 results. It reported a quarterly revenue increase and maintained its annual guidance.The group operates a mine in Sukari, Egypt, one of the largest gold deposits in the world. The miner is debt-free, has low-cost production, and had over $350m in cash and liquid assets as of 31 March. It has also reduced its capital expenditures.As a result, the City believes that the strong balance sheet would enable the firm to weather any potential adverse effects of the pandemic. Management has also reported no material disruption to operations, the supply chain, or gold shipments in recent weeks.2020 has so far shown us why gold still has a place in many portfolios. While the rest of the market was melting down, gold jumped higher. The gold rally does not seem to be cooling off either. And an increase in the price of the shiny commodity is usually good for mining shares as higher gold prices boost performance.Year-to-date, Centamin shares are up over 30%. The current price of 166p supports a dividend yield of 4.9% and the shares are expected to go ex-dividend in August. You may also be interested to know that in early May, Berenberg released an analyst note and reaffirmed its ‘buy’ investment rating on CEY, raising the price target to 172p.Is now the right time to invest? Maybe not, but I’d look to buy the dips.Sweet dividendsIn 2018, FTSE 250 member Tate & Lyle (LSE: TATE) celebrated the company’s 140th birthday at the Thames Refinery in Silvertown, London.Although shoppers tend to equate the Tate & Lyle brand with packs of sugar in supermarket aisles, the company’s primary focus is actually on producing sweeteners and other bulk ingredients for food manufacturers. Tate & Lyle is also the exclusive UK producer of the Splenda sucralose artificial sweetener.According to a recent trading statement, the group will release results for the year ended 31 March on 21 May. It reports revenue in three main segments: Food & Beverage Solutions, Sucralose and Primary Products.The company said that in April, “Food & Beverage Solutions and Sucralose continued to perform well with volume for Food & Beverage Solutions in line with the comparative period and Sucralose 18% higher due to phasing of customer orders“.On the other hand, “Primary Products volume was significantly impacted. Bulk sweetener volume was 26% lower from reduced out-of-home consumption.. Industrial starch volume was [also] 9% lower reflecting … a general decline in economic activity“.So far in the year, TATE shares are down 15%, hovering around 645p. The dividend yield stands at 4.6% and the shares are expected to go ex-dividend in June.Its forward P/E of 11.9 and P/S ratio of 1.2 make me feel quite confident that the price is likely to recover sooner than later. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Episcopal churches put their hearts into Valentine’s Day

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (1) Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Margie Bowman says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 14, 2014 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Tickie Shull, ECW president at Trinity Episcopal Church, Newark, Ohio (L) and Linda Dimon hold Valentine cookies to be taken to homebound parishioners. Bonnie John also participated in the effort as did Billie Richey who is holding Valentines cards by the Sunday School classes.Photo: Carol Morello/Trinity Episcopal Church[Episcopal News Service] If Valentine’s is a day for love, then Episcopal churches are spreading it around.Like the “Have a Heart” fundraising campaign in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, for the Church of the Redeemer’s African Children’s Mission (ACM) ministry to Malawi.Or the cookie outreach launched by the Episcopal Church Women at Trinity Church in Newark, Ohio — home-baked cookies for homebound seniors.Couples are planning to renew their wedding vows at many Episcopal churches, including St. Alban’s Church in St. Pete Beach, Florida and at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City.Trinity Church in Fort Worth is offering a free Parents Night Out and St. Stephen’s Church in Santa Clarita, California, crafted cards and heartfelt messages for local seniors and singles.So, who was St. Valentine?Given that the Roman Catholic Church in 1996 demoted his saintly status and the Episcopal Church recognizes others on Feb. 14 (saints Cyril and Methodius), it isn’t all that clear who St. Valentine or Valentinius actually was or why a day devoted to romantic love, roses and chocolates became his namesake, according to the Rev. Sam A. Portaro.“There was possibly more than one character named Valentine,” according to Portaro, who retired in 2004 after 22 years as Episcopal chaplain at the University of Chicago.Portaro’s Feb. 14 meditation in his “The Brightest and the Best” (Cowley Publications, 1998) companion reader to Lesser Feasts and Fasts, the Episcopal Church’s calendar of saints doesn’t mention Valentine, but concentrates on Cyril and Methodius instead.“Some people trace the influence of Chaucer as helping to elevate the prominence of Valentine, and associating him with love,” Portaro added. “In that period he is associated with courtly love which, as we know, is a very romantic view of love that’s not grounded in reality.”The Rev. Tim Schenck agreed. “It’s, frankly, a bit odd that love is celebrated on a day named for St. Valentinus,” said Schenck, rector of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hingham, Massachusetts.“If you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with authenticity, try dressing up for your romantic dinner as the martyred saint,” said Schenck who has been known to reflect about the holy ones in annual Lent Madness “saintly smackdown” he helps run, set to resume March 6, where viewers pick their most favorite saints.“Or perhaps just stick with chocolate and roses and tell your beloved about Saints Cyril and Methodius – the 9th century missionaries to the Slavs whom the Episcopal Church actually commemorates on February 14th,” he added.Some traditions identify Valentine as a priest; others, a bishop. “Most of them tend to center on a character who lived in the 3rd century and was around under the persecution of Emperor Claudius II and there are stories of his martyrdom and his life tends to have been centered largely around Rome,” Portaro said.He compared ninth century Russian brothers Cyril and Methodius, missionaries in the area that became Czechoslovakia who invented the Cyrillic alphabet and made liturgy and worship available in the language of that region, to modern-day Canadian brothers Alexandre and Frederic Bilodeau.Alexandre Bilodeau, who won the gold medal in freestyle skiing Feb.10 at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia,Saints Cyril and Methodiousdedicated the victory to his older brother Frederic who has cerebral palsy, Portaro said.“They’re such an icon of genuine love, the kind of love that we really do want to lift up and celebrate, a kind of selfless love of one human being for another,” he said. He noted that “Alex clearly and openly identifies his older brother Frederic as his hero.”He said that the two brothers “exhibit such a beautiful example of the kind of love we should have for all of our relationships but especially in marriage” and that the missionaries Cyril and Methodius’ selfless work “is far more representative of the kind of love we want to lift up within the Christian community than any of the mythologies associated with Valentine.”Bryn Mawr: ‘Have a Heart’ campaign for AIDS orphansSince Julie Williams has a heart for helping children orphaned by AIDS in the African nation of Malwai, she hopes others will, too.This Valentine’s weekend, she helped to launch an appeal to raise money for the African Children’s Ministry (ACM) of the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.For example, a mere $10 will provide a year’s worth of school supplies for two children orphaned by AIDS. There are an estimated 550,000 orphans in Malawi, according to the fundraiser flyer.Just $75 treats one hundred pregnant women for malaria at the Global AIDS International Alliance (GAIA) mobile health clinics. GAIA is a parent organization of the ACM.And for the $160 investment of paying the room and board of a nursing scholar, the returns are amazing—increased healthcare capacity in the AIDS-challenged country.“Our fundraiser just happened to crop up at about the right time and we thought it was a natural, an easy message to have a heart and give at this time,” Williams told ENS.Throughout the year, the ACM committee also organizes trips to Malawi and other fundraisers, including for a “GOT GOAT” food empowerment project, said the Rev. Stephen Billings, who convenes the ministry.The ACM involves an ongoing relationship with an exchange of people between the U.S. and Malawi, Billings said.The ministry has been incorporated as Sunday school lessons “and demonstrating how assisting the needs of the children of Malawi and their families relates to the millennium development goals,” Billings said.“What we’re talking about, when we talk about sending Valentines to Malawi, is medical packs, bike ambulances, children’s feeding programs and school scholarships, malaria nets and other related services for the well-being and the stability of families with a priority on children who are already orphans who are at risk,” he said.“We’re talking about training nurses; there’s a dearth of nurses. GAIA has a program for scholarships and support for several generations of nurses trained primarily in Malawai, but several are trained in this country.”Billings said he’s also known as “the goat man” because he gives a token plastic goat to donors as a reminder to people of gifts to Malawi.Fort Worth: a ‘Valent-erific’ night out for parents and in for their childrenErin Martin said she and her husband Josh don’t get many nights out and so she was really excited when she learned that Trinity Church in Fort Worth was offering a free Parents Night Out for Valentine’s Day.“My kids really like it there,” she said of the church. “They enjoy the programs and feel comfortable and we feel comfortable leaving them, so I was excited that we could all be part of it without anyone being mad. The kids were happy and we were happy,” said the stay-at-home mom with three children, aged 4, 8, and 10.Kimberly Cooper, the church’s children’s ministry coordinator, said 30 children are signed up so that, while their parents get a night out on the town, they’ll have a fun night in of their own.The idea for the event all came about “when we realized that Valentine’s Day was on a Friday. We thought, wouldn’t it be great to give parents the night out?” recalled Sarah Martinez, church communications coordinator.The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include games, a condensed Godly Play lesson about God’s love for all creation, and an opportunity to make heart-shaped bird feeders by mixing gelatin and birdseed, Cooper said. “They’ll be able to take them home and hang them outside to feed the birds,” she said.The event, also an outreach to the church’s preschool families and promises to be “a Valentin-terific evening for all,” Martinez said.As for Martin, “we’re going to try and go out to dinner,” she said. “We don’t get many nights out, not just for fun. We have people we can ask to watch our kids but we use that up on things that we have to do. This is more like something we get to do. We can go and spend time and enjoy ourselves and I don’t feel like I’m inconveniencing anyone.“We really enjoy the program,” she said, adding “it’s a good service to the community.”Cookies and Cards, oh my!This year, Tickie Shull and other Episcopal Church Women members at Trinity Church in Newark, Ohio weren’t content with just baking dozens of sugary treats with lots of pink icing and tasty sprinkles; they made their annual Valentine’s Day outreach a multigenerational effort.“Our Sunday school kids made cards that are as cute as can be,” Shull told ENS. “They have Valentine spelled out vertically and then it’s says John 3:16 horizontally. And they put a special message inside: ‘from the Trinity children. You are so loved. Happy Valentine’s Day.’”The handmade cards go with the homemade heart-shaped cookies that go to housebound seniors who seldom, if ever, get to church, she said. “It’s just been something that’s been appreciated and it’s been fun to do.”“And, it’s always a team effort,” Shull said. “It’s a joy. We like our ministries. We just want to spread the love. Valentine’s Day is all about love, right? Well, that is what we are trying to do, to just spread it around.”Similarly, Kimberlee Bridgeford got together with a couple of other parishioners at St. Stephen’s Church in Santa Clarita, California to make about 130 Valentine cards “for shut-ins and single people and senior citizens and newcomers.A scrapbooker, it was second nature for Bridgeford to amass ribbons and stickers and rubber stamps and three-dimensional lace, and all the accoutrements for fancy embossed cards and heart-felt messages. She worked with Rosa Holdredge and Wendy Rickman on decorative cards, bookmarks and envelopes.“We did them all by hand and then we had another 70 that we embellished and put bookmarks in. We gave those to the Canterbury Village retirement home adjacent to the church property, for the residents,” she said.Bridgeford said she began the practice after her own mother passed away two years ago. She missed receiving her mom’s card, Bridgeford recalled.“One parishioner told me she hadn’t received a Valentine since she was in grade school and she’s 70 years old,” Bridgeford told ENS. “Everyone needs to feel loved and thought of. We want them to know we do care, that this is not just a Hallmark holiday. This is letting people know we care about them.”Now, mission accomplished, all the cards done and in the process of being delivered, she reflects. “We had a wonderful time. And I can’t wait to find out what everybody felt when they got their cards.”Each card is unique and “every one is made with love,” she added.Vows renewed, deeper, stronger loveErnie McKenzie, 72, says the idea of renewing their vows has always appealed to him and his wife Anna, 71. After 17 years of marriage they will join other couples at 6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day at St. Alban’s Church in St. Pete Beach in southwest Florida for vows, snacks and champagne.“It’s a way to not necessarily rekindle but to relive those same feelings and what they meant to us back then, and now, and hopefully will mean the same forever,” he said.Similarly, in New York City, at least a dozen couples will gather at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Heavenly Rest for what the Rev. Matthew Heyd, rector, is calling “a short service of thanksgiving and renewal of marriage vows” open to the community and followed by a champagne reception in the narthex.“It’s a wonderful way that we observe the sacred part of people’s lives,” Heyd told ENS. “We hope it will be both meaningful and fun. We’re encouraging people to bring their children. Last year, people had their kids come and watched them renew their wedding vows.”“It’s a way to lift up the blessing of the sacrament of marriage and to honor the time that people spent together. It’s a remarkable thing to look back on commitment they made whether it is one year or 50 years and to ponder how in joy and difficulty they’ve been together.”A lot of their relationship was physical when they first married, McKenzie said of he and Anna, “but, as time progresses, it becomes a lot deeper. You gain a lot more respect for your partner. You get to the point where the physical doesn’t mean that much anymore, but the ability to be there for your partner means everything.”And that’s exactly the sentiment the Rev. Georgene “Gigi” Conner, priest-in-charge at St. Alban’s is hoping to acknowledge on Valentine’s Day.“We’re expressing a deeper commitment,” Conner said. “The hope is that when people stay together, love becomes deeper.  You get over romantic love and get into the deeper meaning of what love really is. We see it occasionally in couples where one person has become very ill and the other does not abandon them but is right by their side.“Or, there’s a huge adjustment for people who’ve gone off to war and come back and they’re somewhat changed and how do you nurture that person back to wholeness and that can be done through love rather than just saying it’s not going to work. We livein a society of quick fixes, where we think everything’s going to happen right now rather than staying in it for the long haul.”Ernie McKenzie said the day promises to bring both tears and smiles.“It’s just, there’s a closeness that we have that you never seem to be able to show,” he said. “Even though we talk about it, something like renewing our vows gives you something to be able to show that you really do care and that your mate really is number one.“Renewing our vows to us is just saying that we’re willing to commit for another 17 years or however long. Our feelings are just as strong as they’ve ever been, even though they may be a little different.”–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service.   Comments are closed. 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Throwback Thursday – Sione Lauaki sets up Sitiveni Sivivatu for quality 2004 Pacific Islanders try

first_imgThursday Jan 7, 2016 Throwback Thursday – Sione Lauaki sets up Sitiveni Sivivatu for quality 2004 Pacific Islanders try In 2004 the pacific island nations of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa came together to form the Pacific Islanders, and play matches against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Here is a quick look at a great try they scored against the All Blacks. A counter attack from the Pacific Islanders allowed powerful Tongan loose forward Sione Lauaki to beat Xavier Rush out wide before returning a pass in field to Fijian flyer, Sitiveni Sivivatu.The irony of this try is that the two of them later went on to play for the All Blacks.While the Pacific Islanders lost all three big matches that year, they were able to field strong sides and the combined team created a lot of interest and excitement amongst fans.The last time the team played together was in 2008, when they picked up their first international win, beating Italy 25-17. Unfortunately in 2009 Samoa broke away from the alliance due to lack of financial benefits, so the chances of us seeing them in action again aren’t very good.Nevertheless, it was a great concept at the time and many have felt that with the lack of funds available in the prolifically talented region, a combined team would have been a great fit for one of the Southern Hemisphere competitions. Unfortunately for them Argentina got included in the Tri Nations, and they were also overlooked in Super Rugby, despite it expanding to 18 teams in 2016.New Zealand won this match 41-26. Watch the full highlights on page two herecredit: ruddydarterADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

White Lodge / DyerGrimes Architects

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Tandridge, United Kingdom Photographs:  Courtesy of DyerGrimes ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of DyerGrimes ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. Our clients, Tony and Nicky, sold their country estate in Limpsfield, and purchased a one and half acre plot in Oxted with a view to knocking down the existing dilapidated pre-fab bungalow and building in its place a new ultra-contemporary sustainable home. An exciting and ambitious project, our clients wanted to create a large flexible open living space with extensive glazing to make the most of the mature grounds and a feature swimming pool.Save this picture!Courtesy of DyerGrimes ArchitectsTandridge Council had a long standing planning policy that new builds should match the traditional pitch-roofed houses which populate the area. However, the site is situated at the end of a private road and surrounded by mature trees which we used as an argument to justify what would be an unprecedented design. The council’s strict planning requirements also demanded that 12 percent of the energy required by the house would be provided through renewable energy sources.Save this picture!Courtesy of DyerGrimes ArchitectsResponding to the brief we developed the design to work with the sloping topography of the site and make full use of the screening provided by the mature trees. Comprising three storeys, the house is approached at the lower ground floor level where a stepped promenade leads to the front entrance at ground floor level. Here the main living spaces are arranged around a generous entrance hall and large sliding walls disappear into pockets to allow the living, dining and reception rooms to become one open plan space perfect for hosting parties. A structural glass bay window on the north facade provides views back to the entrance gates and arriving visitors, whilst structural glass walls to the south and west provide panoramic views of the grounds and inviting glass fronted swimming pool. The lower ground and first floors are accessed via a feature engineered timber and glass stair and accommodates six bedrooms including a luxurious master suite with its own dressing room and private balcony overlooking the pool and grounds. A large roof terrace to the north of the first floor provides far-reaching views of the Surrey Downs beyond. During the design development the forms of the building were explored and explained to our clients using 3D modelling. We also secured the early appointment of the design team to ensure feasibility and provide regular costings as the design developed. This collaborative approach allowed an elegant structural design where the first floor appears to ‘hover’ over ground floor and cantilever out over the swimming pool. A services design was also prepared to meet the 12% renewable energy requirements. After three strategic planning applications, permission was granted in August 2010.Save this picture!Courtesy of DyerGrimes ArchitectsWhite Lodge took 46 weeks to build and was completed one month ahead of schedule in March 2012. Great emphasis was placed on constructing White Lodge as efficiently and sustainably as possible. It started with careful specification and detail design, and continued through construction with in depth workshops with the contractor throughout the construction process. The structure makes use of a hybrid steel frame, load-bearing masonry, prefabricated concrete ground floors, and FSC timber upper floors. It is clad with an advanced insulated render system with a high performance finish to minimise maintenance costs. This system also facilitated the intricate shadow gap detailing between ground and first floor levels and allowed a rationalised structural design. The large amounts of structural double glazing and aluminium sliding doors are high specification to minimise the potential heat loss. The heating system comprises an energy efficient gas boiler and underfloor heating system with solar hot water panels on the roof and an air source heat pump.Save this picture!Courtesy of DyerGrimes ArchitectsTony and Nicky are delighted with their new home and almost a year after completion it continues to draw surprise and admiration from family, friends and visitors. Their home is everything they wished for and more. It has caught the eye of film location companies and has recently been featured in the Evening Standard as a ‘Modern Marvel.’Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSquare House Veierland / Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterSelected ProjectsPellegari / Agence Bernard BühlerSelected Projects Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/387672/white-lodge-dyergrimes-architects Clipboard White Lodge / DyerGrimes ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWhite Lodge / DyerGrimes Architects Save this picture!Courtesy of DyerGrimes Architects+ 18 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/387672/white-lodge-dyergrimes-architects Clipboard United Kingdom “COPY” Architects: DyerGrimes Architects Photographs White Lodge / DyerGrimes Architects CopyAbout this officeDyerGrimes ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTandridgeHousesUnited KingdomPublished on June 16, 2013Cite: “White Lodge / DyerGrimes Architects” 16 Jun 2013. 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Making Christmas cards pay

first_img Ian Kerr of Midas Charity Appeals offers an idea for boosting Christmas card sales next year.There is muttering this Christmas about how little charities receive from the sales of their cards and their falling sales.One way of making cards pay is to hold an informal Christmas card party in January with a charity’s networkers. Ask them to bring all their cards for a card party and devise categories for each person to select and then rank their own: Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / people Trading Who have you been receiving cards from the longest and have they donatedWho are the 5 wealthiestWho has sent you a card for the first timeWho did you forget who would welcome knowledge of a self imposed guilt offering of a £100 gift in lieu to charity!Each person uses the above or a variation to write 10 letters or make 10 phone calls.(Caution – this only works with established networkers and is best done as an adjunct to another event or meeting.)Ian Kerr would be interested in your ideas. 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 MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 20 December 2002 | News Making Christmas cards pay 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.last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders files court challenge to police ban on demonstration outside Chinese embassy tomorrow in Paris

first_imgNews News ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific “We are challenging these orders before the courts because we think we have a right to demonstrate peacefully outside the embassy of any country that does not respect human rights. We hope the judge will take this into account and will recognise the non-violent nature of Reporters Without Borders’ protests.” News March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on China Receive email alerts Protests planned outside Chinese embassies in seven capitals to coincide with Olympic Games opening ceremonyReporters Without Borders today asked a Paris court to suspend two orders issued yesterday by the Paris police banning the press freedom organisation from staging a protest outside the Chinese embassy and consulate in Paris at any time between 7 a.m. today and midnight tomorrow. “People make fun of China for restricting the places for demonstrations in Beijing, but France is doing exactly the same,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Paris police have banned any demonstration near the Chinese embassy on the grounds that a demonstration has already been authorised on the Trocadero esplanade, which has become a sort of human rights ghetto.“We are organising demonstrations in nine countries tomorrow to coincide with the Olympic Games opening ceremony. Seven of these demonstrations are to be held outside Chinese embassies. Permission has been given for all of them except the one in Paris. Such excessive zeal on the part of the Paris police is outrageous.“We are challenging these orders before the courts because we think we have a right to demonstrate peacefully outside the embassy of any country that does not respect human rights. We hope the judge will take this into account and will recognise the non-violent nature of Reporters Without Borders’ protests.”Two plain-clothes policemen came to the Reporters Without Borders office in Paris yesterday evening to inform the organisation of the existence of two police orders banning its planned demonstration. The orders say that because of “demonstrations organised during the Olympic torch relay in Paris on 7 April… that resulted in outbreaks of violence … any demonstration envisaged between 7 a.m. on 7 August and midnight on 8 August is forbidden” near the Chinese embassy and consulate.The police orders also claim that “the aim of these demonstration could be perceived by part of the local population as a provocations likely to elicit hostile reactions that could result in serious public order disturbances.”Around 100 journalists, cyber-dissidents, bloggers and netizens are still imprisoned in China on the eve of the Olympic Games. The Chinese government has not kept the promises to improve respect for human rights that it made in 2001, when Beijing was chosen to host the 2008 Olympics.More information (in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish) about the Reporters Without Borders international campaign concerning the 2008 Olympic Games is available on the organisation’s website (www.rsf.org). August 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders files court challenge to police ban on demonstration outside Chinese embassy tomorrow in Paris April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Almost 70 people arrested so far over Rally Weekend

first_img Twitter Almost 70 people arrested so far over Rally Weekend Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – June 17, 2018 Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai have confirmed that almost 70 people have been arrested  over rally weekend. A further 38 people were arrested overnight and this morning for a range of offences, on top of the 30 arrested on Friday night/ Saturday morning.It brings to total 68 the number arrested so far this weekend.Inspector Goretti Sheridan said most of the arrests happened in and around the Letterkenny area with a few close to the border.39 people were arrested over the weekend for public order offences, 16 for dangerous driving and six for drink-driving.One male was arrested for the possession of drugs – he is currently detained at Letterkenny Garda Station.Inspector Sheridan also stressed none of those arrested were attending the rally at the time. Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Previous articleProposals on Irish Border unacceptable – MayNext articleJoule Donegal International Rally: Ian Barrett and Paul McGee extend National lead after SS18 Fanad News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Profession backing our position on equal pay audits

first_imgProfession backing our position on equal pay auditsOn 20 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article HRprofessionals support Personnel Today’s stand on the need for mandatory equalpay audits.Independentresearch suggests that 68 per cent of HR professionals believe employers shouldbe forced to carry out equal pay audits. Ofthe 271 HR professionals surveyed by the pay and benefits websitee-reward.co.uk, only 32 per cent opposed the Equal Pay Task Force’s proposalsto review pay systems for sex bias. PersonnelToday strongly supports the task force’s proposals (News, 6 March), believingthat regular mandatory equal pay audits are essential if the 18 per cent genderpay gap is to be reduced. The magazine feels that after 30 years of equal paylegislation a new approach is needed.Seventy-fiveper cent of the senior executives, directors and managing directors surveyedalso support equal pay audits. Atotal of 371 professionals responded to last week’s survey.Thefigures support personneltoday. com’s news barometer showing that 76 per centof the 99 respondents said “yes” to the question, “Should employers be forcedto conduct an annual equal pay audit?”. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Setting the right tone

first_imgEmployees in the UK are becoming more familiar with their right to maintaindignity in the working environment. But what exactly does this broad conceptmean, and what should employers be doing about it? Katie Jackson-Turner and JoeGlavina reportWhen an employee complains about his dignity at work – or more accuratelythe lack of it – the complaint usually relates to some kind of harassment orbullying. In general terms it is treatment the individual finds intimidating, hostile,offensive or disturbing. Usually it is meted out intentionally towards anindividual but it can, equally, be a complaint relating to an unpleasant andhostile working environment. For example, sexually explicit material which isnow readily available to many employees on the Internet can easily bedownloaded and disseminated in the workplace by e-mail or more conventionalmeans. Such material could be sent directly to an individual or circulatedindiscriminately. Either way it may form the basis of a complaint for which theemployer may be liable. There is, of course, a raft of equal opportunities legislation in the UKgeared to addressing the issue of dignity at work. It is unlawful for employersto treat a person less favourably on the ground of his or her sex (SexDiscrimination Act 1975) or race (Race Relations Act 1976) or disability(Disability Discrimination Act 1995). Indeed, there was even a specific pieceof legislation covering the subject – the Dignity at Work Bill – which was puttogether by the MSF Union in 1997 and steered by Lord Monkswell through theHouse of Lords in December 1997 and January 1998. Attempts to introduce the Bill into the House of Commons, the first stepbefore a Bill can become law, was blocked by John Major’ s ConservativeGovernment in February 1997. Shortly afterwards a general election wasannounced and the Dignity at Work Bill has been on hold ever since. However,its failure to reach the statute books has not exactly left a hole in thisimportant area of social policy because it did little more than repeat andhighlight existing measures on equal opportunities. One of the reasons for the significant increase in interest in this areaover recent years is the fact that there are no upper limits on awards made underany of the discrimination statutes. The removal of the cap on compensation thatcan be awarded for discrimination claims has led to more claims being broughtand has forced employers to take such claims more seriously. Employees areincreasingly aware of their right to dignity at work and are more willing totake action to protect their rights. This is partly due to the media interestin high-profile cases and reports of compensation running to hundreds ofthousands of pounds. Harassment Although the word “harassment” does not actually appear in any ofthe anti-discrimination legislation, the Acts state that it is unlawful todiscriminate against an employee by subjecting him or her to a detriment. Ithas been accepted by the courts that harassment, provided it is notparticularly minor, will constitute a detriment. So while cases occasionally turn on whether the harassment in question issufficiently serious to amount to a detriment, normally the key question iswhether it amounts to discrimination. For the reasons already mentioned, thenumber of discrimination claims being brought in the employment tribunals hasbeen rising steadily and is set to continue. Harassment takes many forms, occurs on a variety of different grounds andcan be directed at one person or many people. An essential characteristic isthat it is unwanted by the recipient and that the recipient finds the conductoffensive or unacceptable. Conduct becomes harassment if it is persisted inonce it has been made clear that it is regarded by the recipient as offensive,although a single incident may amount to harassment if sufficiently serious. Itis the unwanted nature of the conduct which distinguishes harassment fromfriendly behaviour which is welcome and mutual. Employers’ defence? All three discrimination Acts state that an employer is liable for anyunlawful discrimination carried out by its employees during the course of theiremployment, unless the employer can show that it has taken such steps as werereasonably practicable to prevent those acts. Therefore, an employer who doesnot try to prevent harassment taking place may find that it is liable for thedamage done by a harassment campaign by one of its employees. In most casesemployers should be able to point to their equal opportunities policy as goodevidence of their attempts to combat harassment and other forms ofdiscrimination. Certainly, there should be a procedure in place for dealingwith allegations of harassment. In some instances, tribunals have found dismissals to be unfair because theemployer did not follow its own procedure. There should be someone thatemployees can approach if they are being harassed and they should be able tofeel that any complaint that they make will be dealt with fairly and promptly.Managers should be trained so they can try to create a working environment freefrom harassment. They should be able to recognise harassment and they shouldknow how to deal with the problem. Dignity – a broad concept Although harassment is perhaps the most obvious way a person’ s dignity atwork might be undermined, dignity at work is a broad concept which includesareas such as the right to privacy and the right to respect for family life.These are new and developing areas of employment law and difficult areas foremployers to manage. Balancing the employee’ s right to privacy against the employer’s need toensure that, for example, its e-mail and Internet facilities are not beingmisused is difficult. Legislation introduced in October last year (the Regulationof Investigatory Powers Act 2000, and associated Regulations) prohibitsemployers from snooping or eavesdropping on their employees’ telephoneconversations and e-mail exchanges unless in certain specific circumstances. Inaddition under the Human Rights Act 1998 we all have a right to privacy. While as a general rule, employees will not be able to sue their employerdirectly under the HRA, an employer who has breached any of the new “humanrights” will have difficulty justifying its behaviour before an employmenttribunal. As a consequence, constructive dismissal claims which in the pasthave been difficult to bring successfully are more likely to succeed. Respect for family life was one of the themes the Labour Party campaigned onin its election manifesto prior to being elected to Government. Since then wehave seen the introduction of a host of new legislation designed to protect theright to respect for family life. For example, for the first time part-timeworkers, fathers who want to take parental leave, and parents or carers whoneed time off work to deal with domestic emergencies are directly protected bythe law. In addition maternity rights have been extended and will be furtherextended in the future. Personal injury In serious cases of harassment and/or bullying the victim may suffer eitherphysical or psychiatric injury. As the Court of Appeal has recently confirmed,in this type of case when an employment tribunal awards compensation for theunlawful discrimination (uncapped), it also has jurisdiction to award damagesfor both the physical and psychiatric injury. This is an attractive course of action for employees because it means theyare free to pursue compensation for their personal injuries without havingrecourse to the usual civil courts. This avoids the risk of having to pay theemployer’ s costs in the event of the action proving unsuccessful. From the employer’ s point of view there is an important practical point in relationto settling claims of this type. When it comes to settling claims, it is commonfor employees’ advisers to ask for all personal injury claims to be”carved out” of the compromise agreement. However, there is no reasonwhy personal injury claims of this type, brought on the back of adiscrimination claim, cannot be settled. n Katie Jackson-Turner and Joe Glavina are solicitors in the employmentdepartment of Addleshaw Booth & Co Dignity, European styleSince the election of the Labour Governmentthe UK has become more willing to embrace European directives designed torecognise and protect the right to dignity at work for all member states’employees. Age discrimination in employment (December 2006), discrimination ongrounds of sexual orientation and discrimination on grounds of religion orbelief (December 2003) are to be barred by the new EU Equal Treatment FrameworkDirective which represents the most important European discriminationlegislation in the last quarter of a century.The Directive states that harassment shall be deemed to be aform of discrimination “when unwanted conduct … takes place with thepurpose or effect of violating the dignity of a person and (our emphasis) ofcreating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensiveenvironment”. This is a more stringent test than currently applies underUK sex and race discrimination law, where only a showing of detrimentaltreatment is required. It means that when the Directive is implemented, thosecomplaining of harassment on the newly introduced grounds (sexual orientation,age or religion) are likely to be better off bringing a complaint that theywere subjected to a detriment generally than by using any special provisionsrelating to harassment. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Setting the right toneOn 1 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more