Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) Q32013 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2013 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

House of Deputies President supports LGBTQ families as lead signer…

first_img Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, is the lead signer on a friend of the court brief filed Thursday with the Supreme Court of the United States. The brief, which concerns a case involving religiously affiliated child welfare agencies that refuse to place foster children with LGBTQ families, argues that the First Amendment guarantee of religious liberty is strengthened, not constrained, by nondiscrimination policies.The brief was signed by nearly 430 interfaith leaders from across the United States, including 35 Episcopalians.Jennings has signed several other amici briefs asserting the Episcopal Church’s support for LGBTQ equality, most recently in 2019, when she and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry were the lead signers on a brief supporting federal employment protections.“As Episcopalians, we believe in the equality of LGBTQ families because of our faith, not in spite of it,” Jennings said. “It is a false choice to suggest that we must choose either religious freedom or solidarity with our LGBTQ siblings in Christ.”The brief filed yesterday supports the City of Philadelphia in a suit brought against it in 2018 by Catholic Social Services and other child welfare agencies. The agencies claim that their right to the free exercise of religion allows them to refuse to license same-sex couples as foster parents under the terms of a taxpayer-funded contract. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the city’s favor in 2019, and the agencies appealed to the Supreme Court.“Any suggestion that ‘religion’ or ‘people of faith’ as a whole reject LGBT equality is false and insulting to millions of Americans of faith,” reads the brief. “And, given the broad and growing religious support for LGBT equality, any claim that enforcing antidiscrimination provisions in government contracts will discourage faith-based organizations from providing social services is, at the very least, vastly overstated.”General Convention first called for equal protection under the law for gay and lesbian people in 1976 with Resolution 1976-A071. In 2009, the convention passed Resolution 2009-D012, which expanded the call for equal protection to include transgender people. Subsequent conventions have reaffirmed these calls.The court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case on November 4. A decision is expected by June 2021.The House of Deputies, which includes nearly 900 clergy and laypeople, is one of the two legislative houses of General Convention, the Episcopal Church’s governing body. House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings was elected by her peers in 2012 and reelected in 2015 and 2018. She is the first ordained woman to hold the position. 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Lovelli Residence / Word of Mouth Architecture

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/208223/lovelli-residence-word-of-mouth-architecture Clipboard Architects: Word of Mouth House Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Moch SulthonnText description provided by the architects. The brief to Architect Valentina Audrito and her team at Word of Mouth was very clear: create a fun, unique space in which the client, an Italian socialite/jewellery designer, could live and entertain. Save this picture!© Moch SulthonnRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoSet on only 300m2 of land in the trendy area of Seminyak, Bali, the site presented challenges not only in terms of its limited size but also its east orientation. The design solution therefore required a creative use of the space, where different functions could harmoniously overlap and interact with each other – the dining area also becomes a lounge, the living zone flows seamlessly into the pool area, and each bedroom functions also as a living space. The result of allowing the spaces to overlap, instead defining functions by changes in level and sliding panels, is a sense of a much larger space. Save this picture!© Moch SulthonnThe first floor is dominated by the master bedroom, flanked on 3 sides by green terraces, which maximise natural light and enhance the perception of the size of the space. Here too, functions comfortably overlap each other within the one area – there is a visual interaction between the bed, bathtub, shower, sink, and writing table. All vertical partitions on this floor are treated using wooden louvers to maximize the natural light, giving this space a much lighter feel in contrast to the strongly defined concrete structure of the floor below. Save this picture!© Moch SulthonnThe overall aesthetic of the villa is a tribute to the Mediterranean architecture that played a role in the backgrounds of both the client and Italian-born Audrito. Rounded corners are favoured over hard edges in order to infuse softness to the imposing lines of the structure. The material palette is purposefully restrained; largely consisting of white rendered walls, polished concrete and white painted timber – all offset with an abundance of natural vegetation. The client requested that the architectural material palette be limited as much as possible to black and white (the only colours she wears). As is typical of the architecture of Word of Mouth, the colour is instead introduced in the playful interior furnishings; a combination of items selected from all over the word, and pieces designed by the practice, such as the furniture range inspired by eggs.Save this picture!© Moch SulthonnProject gallerySee allShow lessRoom For Prayer: Mosque and Cultural Center / Studio ÖArticlesInterview: Robert Miles KempArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/208223/lovelli-residence-word-of-mouth-architecture Clipboard Houses Projects Area:  300 m² Photographs CopyAbout this officeWord of Mouth HouseOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKutaHousesIndonesiaPublished on February 16, 2012Cite: “Lovelli Residence / Word of Mouth Architecture” 16 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Lovelli Residence / Word Of Mouth Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Indonesia Lovelli Residence / Word of Mouth ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLovelli Residence / Word of Mouth Architecture Lovelli Residence / Word of Mouth Architecture Save this picture!© Moch Sulthonn+ 21 Share “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Kuta, Indonesialast_img read more

Latest corporate partnerships: companies supporting charities in December 2020

first_imgHovis has partnered with FareShare to donate 250,000 loaves of bread in 2020 to families living in food poverty. Hovis is also a member of Marcus Rashford’s Child Food Poverty Taskforce and has committed to continue finding ways to support those living in food poverty throughout 2021.Pete Hill, Hovis HR Director stated: “We’re very proud of the work we are doing with FareShare and the Taskforce to tackle poverty and provide food to those who need it most. We are committed to supporting FareShare as much as possible and will continue to do so. I would like to thank our teams across all Hovis sites and FareShare centres who have been working so hard to make this possible. Together we hope to be able to build our network of 1,238 charities which have received donations of Hovis bread across the UK.”Love Home SwapEmployees at the global home-swapping platform Love Home Swap have voted to support the Albert Kennedy Trust as their chosen charity partner. The Albert Kennedy Trust is voluntary organisation based in England that supports those aged 16-25 in the LGBTQ+ community who are experiencing homelessness or other housing challenges. Over the next year the employees of Love Home Swap aim to fundraise through activities such as bake sales, pub quizzes, auctions and sweepstakes and individual fitness challenges.ICAP  252 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis From data skills to pizza and peanut butter, companies across the UK are continuing to find creative ways to support charities. Here’s a snapshot of what’s been happening this month:CareTech Foundation, Hallmark Care Homes Foundation and The Open UniversityCareTech Charitable Foundation and Hallmark Care Homes Foundation have joined forces with The Open University to help fund the Carers Scholarships Fund. This initiative supports unpaid carers by providing access to free Open University education and careers support.The Open University Fund will provide the equivalent of 50 undergraduate and postgraduate full fee-waiver scholarships a year to unpaid carers.The first group of 50 scholarship recipients began studying with The Open University in October 2020, with at least 15 of these places ‘ring-fenced’ for young carers aged 18-25. Young adult carers (aged 18-25) have lower GCSE attainment and are twice as likely as their peers to not be in employment, education or training for six months or more.Franco Manca Howard Lake | 15 December 2020 | News For every pizza bought between 14 and 16 December, Franco Manca are donating one to those in need this winter. The pizza chain is also opening selected chains on Christmas Day to provide a free collection service to anyone who is unable to enjoy a festive dinner in comfort, and turning surplus dough into bread for food banks and soup kitchens.If you know an organisation that would benefit from a pizza donation, you can nominate it using this form.ScottishPowerScottishPower employees have chosen three charities to receive £50,000 each. The selected organisations are: Age UK, Cash for Kids and Social Bite.Melanie Hill, Director, Social Projects and Sector Education, at ScottishPower said: “It’s hard to understate how tough this year has been for charities and we wanted to do something to help. Our normal fundraising events are so important to us, not just because they raise funds for charities close to our employee’s hearts, they also help bring our employees together and light up the offices. We wanted to provide a little bit of that joy this Christmas by providing a donation our employees can be proud of to three charities close to their hearts.”Whole EarthWhole Earth has launched a new digital and packaging campaign to boost their partnership with Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS). The peanut butter brand is adding the SOS logo to Whole Earth jars from December. They’ve also pledged to plant 20,000 trees in part of the Leaser Ecosystem in Sumatra, the only place in the world where orangutans, tigers, elephants, and rhinos all live together.Helen Buckland, Director of Sumatran Orangutan Society said:“It’s incredible to see how quickly a forest grows in Sumatra – within just a few years, Whole Earth and its customers will have created a new home for wild orangutans.”The Invesco Cares FoundationThe Invesco Cares Foundation has donated over £560,000 to a variety of organisations since the beginning of April 2020. As Charity of the Year, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) has received a record-breaking sum of over £223,500 from The Invesco Cares Foundation. Employee’s fundraising activities included a virtual triathlon, a salary sacrifice scheme and Invesco’s Christmas donation inspired by the #XmasPartyHeroes campaign. Invesco will continue the Charity of the Year partnership with CALM in 2021.Hedges Direct Yesterday, market infrastructure provider ICAP held their highly anticipated Charity Day virtually. Despite the change in format the event was a success, raising £3.6 million for over 100 charities across the globe. Celebrities including Ant and Dec, Olivia Colman, Roger Daltrey, David Walliams and Amanda Holden joined the event via online channels to support ICAP brokers throughout the day. Since it began, ICAP Charity Day has raised over £150 million, and supported around 2,600 charitable projects around the world. Tagged with: corporate corporate fundraising Corporate Social Responsibility Latest corporate partnerships: companies supporting charities in December 2020 During December, Hedges Direct, suppliers of hedging and garden plants, will be donating 10% from every online order placed to Cancer Research UK to support the charity after the overwhelmingly tough year it has faced. Hedges Direct’s customers will be updated in January with the total amount raised and donated to the charity.Comparethemarket.comData experts at comparethemarket.com used their company volunteering day to remotely donate time and expertise to six charities seeking to enhance their data skills. These included: The Charlie Gard Foundation, 4Louis, and Kidney Research UK. The insurance comparison site’s Data4Good initiative aims to help charities leverage data more effectively by offering both bespoke and general training.Hovis 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

Chris Hani honored in South Africa on 20th anniversary of assassination

first_imgChris HaniOn April 10, 1993, racists in South Africa killed Chris Hani, the general secretary of the South African Communist Party and commander of Um Khonto we Sizwe (MK — “Spear of the Nation”), the military wing of the African National Congress. Hani went out for a morning run and was heading back home when Polish immigrant Janusz Walus approached him, saying he wanted to ask the leader a question. Soon Hani was shot dead, right outside his front door.The people of South Africa were shocked and outraged at this attempt to derail the negotiation process between the ANC and the ruling Nationalist Party, then headed by President F.W. de Klerk.It was later revealed that Clive Derby-Lewis, a Conservative Party member of parliament under the apartheid government, had provided the weapon to the assassin. The goal of the assassination was to ignite a race war and consequently prevent a national nonracial election that would allow the the ANC to come to power. But they did, one year later.Both Walus and Derby-Lewis were arrested and prosecuted by the Nationalist Party government. They were given the death sentence, which was later commuted to life in prison after the ANC-dominated government in 1995 adopted a new constitution that outlawed the death penalty.On the 20th anniversary of Hani’s assassination this year, a commemorative program was held at the Thomas Titus Nkobi Memorial Park in Elspark, east of Johannesburg, where he is buried. His widow, Limpho Hani, was present along with South African president and ANC leader Jacob Zuma, current SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande and Zwelinzima Vavi, the general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).Life and times of a freedom fighterIn a short autobiography written in 1991 after he returned to South Africa to pursue the transitional process, Hani noted: “I was born in a small rural town in the Transkei called Cofimvaba. … I am the fifth child in a family of six. Only three of us are still surviving, the other three died in their infancy. My mother is completely illiterate and my father semiliterate. My father was a migrant worker in the mines in the Transvaal, but he subsequently became an unskilled worker in the building industry.” (sacp.org.za)Hani’s working-class roots under the settler-colonial system of apartheid provided him with a political framework for becoming active in the struggle for national liberation and socialism. He remarked that “life was quite harsh for us and we went through some hard times as our mother had to supplement the family budget through subsistence farming; had to bring us up with very little assistance from my father who was always away working for the white capitalists.”At the age of 15, Hani joined the ANC, and during his college years at Fort Hare, he was recruited by Govan Mbeki into the SACP. In 1962, he became a combatant in MK, leaving the country for military training. Hani joined the Luthuli Detachment, a joint ANC and Zimbabwe African People’s Union unit that waged a military campaign in what was then called Rhodesia in 1967. He was able to escape after the operation failed at the Wankie Game Reserve in Rhodesia. In 1968 he relocated to Botswana, and later to Zambia. By 1974, he was working to establish guerrilla bases in Lesotho, where he remained until 1982.Hani revealed that while he was in Lesotho they “were actually building a number of units from Lesotho into South Africa. … We built a network of structures inside the country. We trained people in guerrilla affairs, in politics, in intelligence and everything else. … Those were exciting days for me because I was receiving these cadres coming from the Transvaal, from the Orange Free State, from the Cape and Natal.” (“Hani: A Life Too Short,” Smith and Beauregard)He stated, “I was in touch with trade unions. … We began to build education groups inside Lesotho. We prepared them in terms of understanding the ANC and our struggle. We would select the best to send back into the country underground. … All the theory that we had acquired in our training and our limited experience we began to apply creatively in a new situation. And for me that was a turning point in terms of our struggle.”The mass struggle re-emerged inside South Africa on June 16, 1976, when thousands of students struck in protest against the racist Bantu educational system. The people inside the country never looked back. The struggle soon spread to the working-class centers of production in mining and heavy industry.Many of the young people who fled South Africa joined the ranks of the ANC and the SACP. By 1983, the United Democratic Front had been formed and two years later COSATU was founded, with hundreds of thousands of trade unionists organized in alliance with the ANC and the SACP.Significance of Chris Hani todayIn his address at the Hani memorial, SACP General Secretary Nzimande castigated the corporate media for their hypocrisy in honoring the life of this fallen leader. Nzimande said, “Some in the media, and a few in our ranks, are playing an old reactionary, and often anti-communist, card of ‘praising’ the dead in order to condemn the living. For instance, some of the media that is praising Cde. Chris today had condemned him as a very dangerous ‘hawk’ whilst he was alive. … Now that he is no more, he is being ‘praised’ by the same media … in order to attack the current leadership of our movement. We must expose this hypocrisy.” (sacp.org.za)Former COSATU General Secretary Jay Naidoo wrote in the Daily Maverick: “Twenty years on and it is sometimes convenient, or simply too easy, to forget the abyss of civil war from which our leaders drew us back and to speculate on what might have been had the ANC taken a harder line in the negotiation process that led to South Africa’s first democratic elections of 1994. We sometimes need reminding that the liberation movement achieved a ‘political miracle.’ And we need to remind ourselves of the values held dear by Chris Hani, who represented the best of our patriots in wanting a meaningful democratic outcome for our people.” (April 10)Mbulelo Musi, the director of communications in the department of military veterans, stressed Hani’s “dedication and commitment to the struggle for freedom, ­equality, justice, peace and democracy; his vision; his bold leadership and his compassion for the poorest and most vulnerable working masses of our country inspired many young people to defy death so that the people of South Africa could be free.” (Mail & Guardian, April 12)Musi stressed: “Had he been alive today, he would have reminded us that we are free because of the immense sacrifices made by the people of the African continent. … As the nation reflects on the life and times of Chris Hani, the best way to honor him would be to emulate his commitment to freedom and democracy, his devotion, patriotism and love for South Africa, as well as his commitment to building a better country, a better Africa and a better world.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Perben law finally adopted : Journalists’ right to protect sources remains under threat

first_img Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says to go further News France’s National Assembly finally adopted the Perben Law on 11 February 2004. But more than 120 deputies and senators lodged an appeal the same day before the constitutional council.The law, usually known as “Perben II”, is good for press freedom in that it brings French legislation into line with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) by repealing the offence of “insulting a foreign head of state” and also Article 2 of the 2 July 1931 law.Concern remains however about the use that could be made by officials of the judicial police, state prosecutors and examining magistrates of additional powers of requisitioning. Articles 80 and 116 of the measure adopted sets out that when requisitions relate to people referred to in Article 56-2 of the criminal procedural code (CPP), that is media businesses “documents can only be handed over with their agreement”. If they do not respond to these requisitions they will not liable to the 3,750 euros fine laid down in the absence of a response to the demand for requisition “as soon as possible”.But only media businesses are referred to in Article 56-2, not journalists individually, who are seen just as “persons” and thus, under the text, obliged to respond to requisitions. Reporters Without Borders argued for an extension of the procedure under Article 56-2 of the CPP – that is the requirement for the presence of a magistrate in the case of a search of company premises – to a journalist’s home. But neither the senators nor the deputies adopted the amendment proposed by the press freedom organisation. This text therefore constitutes a serious threat to the capacity of independent and investigative journalists to protect their sources if they keep any amount of information at their homes. From the moment they are considered “likely to have any documents relevant to the investigation” they will obliged to hand them over to an officer from the judicial police or prosecutor who asks for them in the context of a preliminary investigation or to the examining magistrate. A refusal would result in imposition of a fine of 3,750 euros.___________28.11.2003Perben draft law: The National Assembly strikes out amendments introduced by the SenateDeputies re-established a three-month deadline for prosecuting journalists for defamation, except in cases involving racism and discrimination for which the deadline was extended to one year. ___________20.11.2003Parliament urged to strike out restrictive amendment to press lawReporters Without Borders called today on party leaders in the lower house of the French parliament (the Chamber of Deputies) to strike out an amendment to the country’s press law, calling it “a frontal attack on the rights of journalists and a threat to investigative reporting.”The amendment would extend to a year the deadline for prosecuting journalists for defamation, insults or undermining the presumption of innocence. It is part of the proposed “Perben Law,” which aims to “adapt the legal system to the changed crime situation.””The three-month rule is very important for the media and for freedom of expression,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “It is security for journalists who have to prove they have done a serious investigation and have material evidence and witnesses to back up their claims. Who is going to keep for a whole year all their reporting notes or remember clearly for that long all the details of their enquiries? The present rule is an important defence guarantee for journalists and their employers.”Article 16 of the Perben Law would amend article 65 of the 1881 press law so that the automatic three-month extension (during which prosecution must begin) of the initial three-month deadline (during which suits must be filed) would be extended to a year. The upper house (the Senate) approved the Perben law on 8 October and the Chamber will consider it on second reading on 26 November.Reporters Without Borders also called on deputies to adopt an amendment, rejected by the Senate, which extends to a journalist’s home the rule that a judge must be present during any search of media offices (article 56-2 of the code of criminal procedure). The proposed amendment aims to strengthen protection of a journalist’s right not to reveal sources, which has often been violated recent years. Receive email alerts RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 2, 2021 Find out more February 12, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Perben law finally adopted : Journalists’ right to protect sources remains under threat June 4, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News FranceEurope – Central Asia FranceEurope – Central Asia May 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on France News Organisation Newslast_img read more

Donegal Childcare Committee says it’s time for action on childcare costs

first_img Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Twitter Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH The Donegal Childcare Committee has been reacting to publication of a report into Childcare costs by the Children’s Minister – which calls for a radical overhaul of parental leave.The inter-departmental review – discussed by Cabinet this afternoon – recommends extending paid parental leave to one year – with parents able to split the second six months between them.It also calls for subventions to private crèches and an extension of early education from 38 weeks to a maximum of 97.Avril McMonagle of the Donegal Childcare Committee says while they welcome the recommendations, it’s now time for action…Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/avril.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Donegal Childcare Committee says it’s time for action on childcare costs Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Homepage BannerNews By admin – July 23, 2015 WhatsApp Previous articleGAA Programme – 22/07/15Next articleKarl Lacey doubt for Galway qualifier admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

Sister of Mary Boyle will ask US politicians to put pressure on Irish government

first_img Twitter Sister of Mary Boyle will ask US politicians to put pressure on Irish government Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire The twin sister of missing Donegal schoolgirl Mary Boyle is flying to Washington this week to meetin with prominent Irish American politicians in a bid to highlight her quest for justice.Mary Boyle went missing near her grandparents’ home outside Ballyshannon in 1977, and is Ireland’s longest missing person.Anne Doherty will tell members of congress of her belief that Mary’s killer is walking free, and the garda investigation at the time was hampered by a politician who ordered that certain people be not considered suspects.Among those who Anne Doherty will be meeting are Congressman Brendan Boyle, whose family roots are in Donegal, and former congressman Bruce Morrison.She wants them to put pressure on the Irish authorities…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/anned.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleBereaved families facing huge bills for garda files relating to 2010 crashNext article74 assaults at Altnagelvin Hospital in 2015 admin center_img Homepage BannerNews By admin – March 14, 2016 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

I want to pursue a counselling role

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. I have worked in HR for the same company for five years. The department andcompany has been through many changes and although I am not qualified, I havegained experience in many elements of a generalist HR role. I have developed akeen interest in counselling, practising skills I learnt during an introductorycourse. I would like to pursue a dedicated counselling role. This is notsomething my current employer will support, so I need to make my ownarrangements. I could return to full-time study, but I am also happy to ‘sitpretty’ with my current employer. What would you suggest? Peter Sell, joint managing director, DMSConsultancy Although there is currently no legal requirement to hold a professionalqualification to practice as a counsellor, it is very likely that anyonewishing to employ one will insist on your being qualified. An introductorycourse will have given you the basic skills, but training can take up to threeyears. It is usual for prospective employers to specify British Association forCounselling accredited or similar. You will also need to consider what sort ofcourse you wish to consider – person-centred counsel-ling, transactionalanalysis, Gestalt, etc. You can get more information from the BritishAssociation of Counselling on both training opportunities and career prospects.However, careers for specialised counselling in corporate organisations arelimited and private practice may be rewarding, but not necessarily financiallyso. Clare Judd, HR consultant, Macmillan Davies Hodes You will need competence in the practice of counselling skills: knowledge oftheory, grasp of practical skills and specific personal qualities. A number ofdifferent activities contribute to further development – training courses,experience in ‘client contact’ situations, supervision and personal therapy. Counselling is often taken up as a second career. As a result people oftenwork and train at the same time, so most courses are part-time, usually in theevening or day release. I suggest you review the Training in Counselling andPsychotherapy Directory 2002. I assume you intend to specialise either in career counselling/outplacementor occupational health/employee assistance. You need to consider where youintend to work in the future – consultancy or in-house, as some courses willhave a higher ‘client contact’ element than others. If studying part-time youcould also consider a move to a different company where you will be able to putinto practice what you are learning, then move into a specialist role whenqualified. Susan Field, senior consultant, Chiumento What sort of work activity do you want? In what context do you want to useyour counselling skills – career counselling, trauma counselling, marriage guidance,etc? Having clarified your goal you can then examine the wide variety of studyoptions available ranging from full- to part-time courses and open learningoptions. A good place to start is the British Association for Counselling andPsychotherapy website that has a list of accredited programmes. Full-time study is obviously a faster route to completing your chosenprogramme but selecting an open learning option enables you to stay in yourpresent job until you are able to move to your new career. It would also meanyou could gain some out-of-hours training and experience with a voluntaryorganisation, such as the Samaritans. This would test your commitment and boostyour future credibility. It may be worth revisiting the option of asking your present employer toreconsider your move to a dedicated counselling role, by detailing the benefitsalready gained by your organisation through your skills and extrapolating thesebenefits into the future. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. I want to pursue a counselling roleOn 21 May 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Three Real Estate Professionals Join Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New…

first_imgChristie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, an exclusive partner of Christie’s International Real Estate, voted Christie’s Affiliate of the Year in 2017 and 2018, and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, has announced the addition of Angel Quinones, Brian Smith, and Natália Setta to its Hoboken, NJ office as Realtor Associates. The addition of these real estate professionals is part of the brokerage’s growing presence in Hoboken and the surrounding region.Quinones specializes in residential and investment properties, as well as the residential rental market. Before entering the real estate industry, Quinones worked in luxury property management for 17 years. He is heavily involved in his local community as a Hoboken Ambulance Corps volunteer and as part of the Parent Teacher Organization for the Hoboken Public School System. A native of Hoboken, Quinones’ long history in the area has given him extensive knowledge of the city and surrounding region. 1 / 3  Angel Quinones, agent with Prestige Property Group. Union City, NJ 2/5/19 photo by Joe Epstein/JoeEpsteinPhotography  2 / 3  Brian Smith  3 / 3  Natalia Setta ❮ ❯ Smith is a real estate professional with extensive knowledge of the Hudson county region. He previously had a 35 year career in consulting, corporate finance, facility management, and large-scale global project development in the area of construction and hazardous land reclamation. Additionally, he led aspects of over 400 worldwide construction projects from around the world totaling nearly $2 billion. He brings this cumulative experience to his real estate business, where he advises clients locally, and from across the globe, on buying and selling properties in a dynamic real estate market. He is a current resident of Jersey City and a member of the Hudson County Multiple Listing Service.Setta is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and is highly skilled at understanding the needs of her clients. She joins Christie’s International Real Estate with 15 years of experience working for global luxury brands and is also fluent in digital marketing, including social media, attracting maximum visibility for her clients. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Setta has contributed to the missions of the International Rescue Committee and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the country for several years.center_img ×  1 / 3  Angel Quinones, agent with Prestige Property Group. Union City, NJ 2/5/19 photo by Joe Epstein/JoeEpsteinPhotography  2 / 3  Brian Smith  3 / 3  Natalia Setta ❮ ❯last_img read more