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first_img 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. 2 FTSE 100 stocks that outperformed the Footsie in the last 3 months Image source: Getty Images Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares 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. 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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 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Pandemic stricken 2020 was a terrible year for the oil and gas sector in many respects. West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices actually went negative for the first time in history. Because of the pandemic, Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) cut its dividend for the first time since World War II.Since late October, the Footsie has advanced around 15%. The rise reflects investor optimism about Covid-19 vaccines, the outcome of US election, and the Brexit deal. The oil and gas sector has been making something of a resurgence in the same period. Here’s a closer look at two FTSE 100 energy companies that have handily beaten the index.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…FTSE 100 stock: BPFTSE 100 stock BP (LSE:BP) has surged around 50% over the past three months.Although the primary reason for the surge is likely due to higher Brent crude prices, I think there are also other potential reasons for the stock’s rise. For example, management cut a lot of costs in response to the pandemic, making BP a leaner and arguably more efficient company.The strength of its convenience and mobility business also gives BP valuable diversification away from its hydrocarbon business. According to BP’s Q3 2020 transcript, the business, which sells  coffee and groceries among other things, brought in around $5bn in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amoritisation (EBITDA) in 2019, with pretty decent returns on capital over time.BP’s convenience and mobility business also has pretty attractive growth potential according to many estimates. Indeed, BP’s head of customers and products, Emma Delaney, said last year, “We believe we can more than offset the impact of fuel volume declines in established markets to 2030 through growth in convenience“.For BP to do well, however, management will need to execute their strategic plans well. If the execution isn’t there or if oil prices decline meaningfully, I think BP shares could decline.Royal Dutch ShellFTSE 100 stock Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) shares have surged over 50% in the last three months, making it one of the best performing supermajors over that time.Like BP, I think Royal Dutch Shell shares mainly rose due to higher Brent prices since late October. With higher oil prices, Royal Dutch Shell has more cash flow to pay down debt or to do other things.Like its fellow British oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell also has a pretty sizeable convenience business that offers diversification. According to the Wall Street Journal, Royal Dutch Shell has around 45,000 branded retail sites already in its network and plans to add 10,000 more in the next five years. With the right execution, there could be demand for such locations given people simply needing a convenient place to buy snacks or coffee while they charge their electric vehicle or fill up a gas one.As with BP, I reckon Royal Dutch Shell management will need to step carefully for the stock to do well. If the company struggles with its green transition, oil prices decline meaningfully, or results miss expectations, the stock could lag. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jay Yao | Thursday, 28th January, 2021 | More on: BP RDSB See all posts by Jay Yaolast_img read more

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Refugees Migration & Resettlement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Immigration, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC The Rev. Paul Moore, right, who chairs the Rio Grande Diocese’s Borderland Ministries, interprets for the Rev. Hector Trejo, left, who serves three Anglican churches in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, which is across the border from El Paso, Texas. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – El Paso, Texas] Two thousand people are released weekly by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement into the hospitality of Annunciation House here in El Paso.Many of them are families who have waited their turn to cross the border and request asylum. If Annunciation House had space for 2,500, it would be 2,500, said its founder and director, Ruben Garcia.The asylees receive food, a bed, toiletries, a care package, access to a shower and help contacting relatives to arrange travel. Within 48 hours, they are placed on buses or airplanes to reunite with family members in other parts of the United States.“The vast majority of people have someone,” Garcia said.Mostly, they come from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, but some come from Nicaragua, Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, even as far as India. Some are fleeing violence, some come for economic opportunities, others are escaping religious and other forms of persecution.Some 30 people representing large urban and suburban Episcopal congregations gathered in Southwest Texas for what they called an “El Paso Pilgrimage.” Here they gather on the Ciudad Juárez side of the border wall separating Mexico and the United States. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceOn Dec. 13, some 30 people representing large urban and suburban Episcopal congregations gathered in Southwest Texas for what they called an “El Paso Pilgrimage.” The Rev. Gary Jones, rector of St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, initiated the pilgrimage out of a desire to counter a narrative that vilifies asylum seekers as drug dealers and rapists, when in fact they are fleeing for their lives and their livelihoods.The pilgrimage’s first stop was Annunciation House, where participants heard a briefing from Garcia, who has worked on the border for 40 years, witnessing and responding to various migrant and refugee surges over the years.“The phenomenon of refugees is not an El Paso problem, it’s a U.S. problem,” said Garcia.“Right now, because of [U.S.] enforcement, we are seeing changes that make life miserable,” he said. “The border has become a very complicated place.”When Annunciation House began its ministry 40 years ago, it was primarily serving men who would come to the United States for seasonal work, return home to be with families and later return for work. In 1996, when the last legislative change in immigration law made it impossible to come and go, the men could no longer go home and instead stayed.“Once they make the decision to stay, they lose family,” Garcia said.Writing along the border fence outside San José Anglican Church on the Mexico side of the border reads, “We are not delinquents or illegals, we are international workers.” Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceWith the mid-1990s change in immigration law, the undocumented population rose from 6 million to 12 million by 2004, as men sought family reunification and women and children began arriving. Today, there are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States; some have been living in hiding for 20 to 30 years, he said.Upon arrival, migrants and asylum seekers are faced with either pleading their cases to agents at designated points of entry or climbing over walls and crossing rivers to plead their case upon apprehension by agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, Garcia explained.A couple of weeks ago, asylum seekers were sleeping on the bridge so as not to lose their place in line, as typically 20 people are allowed to enter at a time. Then, in an effort to clear the bridge, CBP began issuing numbers, written in magic marker on asylum seekers’ arms to keep track of their place in line, he said.From there, they are sent to shelters in Ciudad Juárez, just across the border, to wait their turn.Miguel Escobar, executive director of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, greets children from the Rancho Anapra municipality outside the center of Ciudad Juárez. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe Episcopal pilgrims arrived in El Paso just as news broke of the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in U.S. Border Patrol custody a day after she, her father and 161 other migrants surrendered to agents after crossing illegally into New Mexico. The circumstances of the girl’s death are still under investigation.For the pilgrims, though, it was a stark reminder of the perilous journey migrants and asylum seekers face, as well as the outdated U.S. immigration system and the Trump administration’s response to the current humanitarian crisis on the Southwestern border. The government has sent at least 8,000 troops to the border in an attempt to deter crossings. Still, migrants continue to arrive in caravans.“I wanted to see with my own eyes what’s going on,” said the Ven. Juan Sandoval, an archdeacon in the Diocese of Atlanta and a third-generation Mexican-American who grew up in Phoenix.“It just seemed instead of the military, you should be sending churches and aid workers, people who can help,” he said.The Very Rev. Nathan LeRud, dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, stands on the Ciudad Juárez side of the wall separating Mexico and the United States at the border in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThat’s where the churches come in. Mostly, hospitality comes from El Paso churches, with the Roman Catholic Church and Annunciation House leading the way. Some asylum seekers receive legal assistance from organizations like the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, the second stop on the pilgrims’ journey.There, Christina Garcia, who provides legal consultation, explained the complexity of family reunification, which can take 20 or 30 years depending on U.S. quotas and the country of origin, and the difficulty in winning asylum cases. Her agency, she said, won six asylum cases in six years and, in a major victory, seven so far this year.The current crisis, she said, “is dehumanizing in every aspect and ignores the humanitarian right to access.” She also said El Paso, Atlanta, and the state of Arizona are the most difficult places to gain asylum, and in El Paso, as in the rest of the United States, judges make arbitrary determinations case by case.From there, the pilgrims went to St. Christopher’s Church, one of five El Paso Episcopal churches and the one closest to the border, led by the Rev. J.J. Bernal. The Rev. Paul Moore, who chairs the Rio Grande Diocese’s Borderland Ministries, gave an overview of the current situation as it relates to Central America, talking about the failure of trickle-down economics, U.S. foreign policy as it has historically related to Central America, deportation of gang members, security issues across the Northern Triangle, drug cartels, associated violence and the United States’ appetite for drugs.Across Central America’s Northern Triangle, a region that includes El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, more than 700,000 people have been displaced by violence. However, forced displacement is a global phenomenon now affecting a record 68.5 million people worldwide.The pilgrimage followed on a Border Ministries Summit organized by Moore and held here in November.On Dec. 14, the pilgrims departed for Ciudad Juárez, some crossing by car and others using pedestrian access along two of the three bridges connecting the two cities. In Juárez, the Rev. Hector Trejo, who arrived six months ago from Chihuahua, the capital of the state of Chihuahua, took them by bus to two of his three Anglican parishes.San José, or St. Joseph’s, is located along the border in Rancho Anapra, an impoverished settlement on the city’s northwest side, previously a cattle ranching area that squatters settled and that drug cartels have infiltrated.“Because the people here don’t have property rights it became a place for the criminal element,” said Trejo. “There are safe houses, and it’s a movement center for drug traffickers and people smugglers.“The challenge here is great,” he added, saying community members ask him for advice on how to get over the wall because they fear for their lives.From right, the Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, Miguel Escobar, executive director of Episcopal Divinity School, and the Rev. Winnie Varghese, director of justice and reconciliation at Trinity Church Wall Street, cross the Paso del Norte International Bridge into El Paso, Texas. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceUnlike the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Diocese of Northern Mexico doesn’t have an established ministry serving migrants; it was one thing the Episcopalians were looking to get involved in and something Trejo addressed. The reality is such, he said, that volunteers need to be trained properly to deal with people who’ve been traveling for weeks and sometimes months, people who haven’t bathed or brushed their teeth in a long time, and who have fled traumatic, violent, abusive situations and encountered the same along their journey. Still, he’s looking for partners in ministry and to build a network of responders along the border.It was something Bernal, the rector of St. Christopher’s in El Paso, echoed. The Episcopal Church, he said, needs to articulate and establish a vision for its ministry at the border.“The Episcopal Church is a voice for the voiceless,” he said. “Those of us here at the border feel isolated. We need more active voices and human resources.”Through its Borderland Ministries, the Rio Grande Diocese is looking to expand its ministry, said Moore.And that, he said, must take the form of grassroots ministry led by those on the ground through partnerships based in mutual respect, not patriarchy.On the last day of the Dec. 13-15 pilgrimage, two carloads of pilgrims departed for Tornillo, Texas, the site of a camp that opened to house 360 unaccompanied minors and now houses 2,700. They didn’t quite reach the camp, as Border Patrol agents told them it is private property, but they got as close as possible and gathered at a fence to pray for the children in custody there: for their safety, their grieved parents and their futures.“I’m really glad we went to the camp — I won’t call it a shelter, it’s not a shelter — it’s a concentration camp for children,” said the Rev. Stephen Carlsen, dean and rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis. “I felt I needed to witness what is being done in our names as Americans.“I can’t imagine what it would be like if the U.S. border is your last hope … how people are [mis]treated and dehumanized,” Carlsen said. “If this is their last hope, what must they be fleeing?”– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. 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first_img Reply And do something to stop some of the run-away development and growth that is diminishing our natural resources, and the state’s natural beauty. Reply 6 COMMENTS Mama Mia William Patrick is a Florida reporter for Watchdog.org. His work has been featured on Fox News and the Drudge Report, among other national sites, and in Florida news outlets such as the Bradenton Herald, Florida Politics, Florida Trend, Saint Peters Blog, Sayfie Review, and Sunshine State News. William is a member of the Investigative Reporters & Editors network and the Florida Press Association. February 11, 2017 at 9:51 am The best way to attract jobs and tourists to Florida is to keep our beaches clean, our oceans, our rivers, intercoastal waterways, lagoons, and underground aquifer clean, and to take on crime, and not allow drilling and fracking that would threaten Florida’s beautiful natural resources. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 By William Patrick of Watchdog.orgFlorida Capitol committee rooms aren’t often standing room only on Wednesday afternoons, much less a full month before the annual state legislative session gets fully underway.But when scores of millions of public dollars are on the chopping block, interested parties come from far and wide.Such was the case in room 212 of the Knott Building in downtown Tallahassee this week.Economic development and tourism marketing beneficiaries from across the state packed the committee room to implore lawmakers to keep the taxpayer-funding flowing – often to enthusiastic applause.More than 100 speakers were scheduled for public comment. Many others were in attendance. A few expressed support for the “corporate welfare” crackdown, but most came to oppose the bureaucratic sounding PCB CCB 17-01, a bill that would eliminate funding for Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida.Enterprise Florida is the state’s chief business recruitment organization. It uses taxpayer-funded incentives to entice private companies and nonprofits to relocate to Florida or expand within the state. Visit Florida spends tens of millions of public tax dollars annually on marketing the Sunshine State as a tourist destination.Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, wants $184 million for the quasi-state agencies in fiscal 2018.Despite reports of low return on investment, underperformance in comparison to other states and high-profile missteps such as paying rapper PitBill $1 million for a “sexy beaches” commercial, one-by-one opponents of the House bill made their case.First came the agency heads.Ken Lawson, president, and CEO of Visit Florida said he came to fight.“In the past, we dropped the ball. We failed to be transparent. We were in the newspapers,” Lawson said, vowing change.“Right behind me are my partners who stand with me,” he added. “Don’t pass this bill, because you’ll kill Florida.”Cissy Proctor, executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, and Chris Hart, president, and CEO of Enterprise Florida, followed with appeals for incentive funding centering on jobs and interstate competitiveness.Then, Roger Dow, president of the U.S. Travel Association, stepped forward and warned committee members against widespread economic devastation.“I can guarantee you the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars,” Dow said.“I moved here because it’s a no income tax state,” he said. “If you pass this bill, you are going to go to an income tax or increase sales taxes or cut services. That’s not acceptable.”Other petitioners recounted positive experiences.“Following Hurricane Matthew, within days the CEO of Visit Florida and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association made it a priority to visit us,” said Amy Lukasik, director of tourism marketing for Flagler County.“They viewed our damage and had conversations on how they could help immediately overcome national attention stating our destination was closed for business,” she said.Keith Overton, president of TradeWinds Island Resorts, said that eliminating Visit Florida would eliminate the voice of independent hoteliers.“What happens when tourists get shot like the Germans?” he asked, referencing an incident from two and a half decades ago. “What happens when we have Zika Virus? What happens when we have an oil spill? Who’s there to defend us? Are we going to leave that to the national media,” asked Overton.Representatives from the Central Florida Development Council of Polk County, the Economic Development Authority for Citrus County, Pinellas County Economic Development, the North Florida Economic Development Partnership, and many other development groups made funding appeals.About an hour and a half into the two-hour meeting, chairman Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello, said he had about 100 public comment cards that he still hadn’t called to speak.It didn’t matter.The panel approved the bill to eliminate funding for the two agencies on a vote of 10-5.The vote was along party lines with two exceptions. Rep. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, opposed the bill, saying he was open to reform but was concerned that eliminating the public-private partnerships would hurt job creation. Rep. Roy Hardemon, D-Miami, voted in favor of the measure after expressing outrage that incentive and tourism funding overlooked his low-income district, which includes Liberty City. Hardemon said his community was “deemed unmarketable.” Please enter your comment! February 11, 2017 at 4:43 pm Reply The argument that axing this program will necessitate a state income tax is ridiculous. Good try, I don’t believe that one’s argument however. Mama Mia February 11, 2017 at 9:49 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia TAGSEnterprise FloridaFocus on FloridaVisit Florida Previous articleNow there’s even an app for the Federal Bureau of InvestigationNext articleGabby Giffords and Mark Kelly coming to Central Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply center_img Focus on Florida:Governor Scott: “Politicians turned their back on jobs today” Personally I wish that Governor Rick Scott would get out of politics when his term as governor is over. He should just go back to being a hospital owner, oh yeah, I remember now, not so easy anymore…..!!!! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 February 11, 2017 at 10:01 am . Reply Mama Mia February 11, 2017 at 10:06 am February 11, 2017 at 9:46 am So Gov. Scott says that killing Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida is politicians turning their back on jobs today. Well there are residents all over Florida who feel like the governor has turned his back on Florida’s citizens by not expanding Medicaid to the poor, who needed it the most, especially very ill children. Money that was funded by the feds, but he said NO. The companies that he seems so interested in is gun manufacturing and bio-medical research using live animals. A lot of the other companies he attracts in from other states bring their own people with them. While I like Pitbull’s music, that is a ridiculous amount of money to spend for that. Weren’t too easy to wrangle out of them how much they spent either. Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Despite the passionate pleas of interested parties, lawmakers continued to question whether publicly funding a small number of private businesses was a proper function of government and if the funding could be better spent elsewhere.“The problem with economic incentives are multi-fold,” said Rep. Paul Renner, R-Jacksonville, the bill’s presenter.“It takes from the many and gives to the few,” he said. “When we spread hundreds of millions of dollars in economic development for a few companies, we steal money from core critical priorities.”If successful, the bill would divert funding for all eliminated incentive programs to the state’s general revenue fund.Rep. Jay Trumbull, R-Panama City, the committee’s vice chair, supported the measure while stressing the need to let the legislative process unfold.“Ninety-five percent of the time, a bill that gets introduced in committee is not what it looks like in the end,” Trumbull said.Rep. Mike La Rosa, R-Lake Wales, said his supporting vote was “to continue to have the conversation.”Beshears was more direct. Before calling a vote, he spoke of “spending that has run rampant,” and of “holding those with the purse strings accountable.”“In order to get where we need to go sometimes, we need to reset the budget to zero. That’s what we’re proposing,” Beshears said.The bill has several more committee stops before a full House vote. It would then meet a skeptical Senate, and wouldn’t become law without Scott’s signature, a highly unlikely prospect.After the bill passed, Scott tweeted: “Politicians in @MyFLHouse turned their back on jobs today by supporting job-killing legislation. 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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis At the end of last month the public voted for research into preventing the rise of resistance to antibiotics. The Longitude Committee will now develop criteria and a specific goal that will set out what people and organisations will need to do to win the prize. You can register your idea and project now though.The Committee is setting a five year deadline in which to reach the goal.The Longitude Prize 2014 is being run by Nesta, with the Technology Strategy Board as launch funding partner. Advertisement 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. Tagged with: Funding Nesta The Longitude Prize 2014 has been awarded to projects that prevent the rise of resistance to antibiotics.The £10 million Prize marks the 300th anniversary year of the Longitude Act, when the British government offered a cash prize to whoever could solve one of the most important challenges of the time – how to pinpoint a ship’s location at sea by knowing its longitude.For the 2014 Longitude Prize, the public were invited to vote for the most pressing problem from six issues:Flight – How can we fly without damaging the environment?Food – How can we ensure everyone has nutritious, sustainable food?Antibiotics – How can we prevent the rise of resistance to antibiotics?Paralysis – How can we restore movement to those with paralysis?Water – How can we ensure everyone can have access to safe and clean water?Dementia – How can we help people with dementia to live independently for longer?The winner: antibiotics resistancecenter_img Longitude Prize 2014 goes to antibiotics research Howard Lake | 6 July 2014 | News  76 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img Melanie May | 3 July 2018 | News IoF announces five new Fellows for their commitment to fundraising Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / people About the new Fellows:Paul AmadiA committed member of the IoF, Amadi recently left his role as Executive Director of Fundraising and Engagement at the MS Society to join the British Red Cross as Chief Supporter Officer and has previously made significant contributions to the fundraising activity at NSPCC and Diabetes UK.  He is recognised for his work in supporting those in the sector to make the profession more inclusive, and is a former Chair and one of the founders of the IoF’s Special Interest Group, Black Fundraisers UK. He is also a member of the IoF’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel and a regular speaker at IoF Conferences.Lucy CaldicottBeginning her fundraising career at the Prince’s Trust, today Caldicott is Chief Executive of UpRising. Over her 20-year career in the profession, she has taken an active role in supporting the next generation of fundraisers, acting as a personal mentor for fundraisers, and founding the Fundraising Chat Facebook group, which now has over 5,000 members. Caldicott is also a longstanding member of the National Fundraising Awards judging panel, a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel, and was previously a member of the Policy Advisory Board Roger LawsonIn his 25 years in the sector, Lawson has worked for charities as a fundraiser, with fundraising agencies, and currently as a freelance consultant. According to the IoF, he has worked consistently to advance fundraising thinking and insight, becoming a thought leader on donor motivation as an early adopter and champion of supporter-focused insight and communications. Lawson was a founding committee member of the IoF Insight in Fundraising Special Interest Group and has re-joined in the last 3 years to lead on the Insight in Fundraising Awards. He is also a founding member of the new Donor Experience Special Interest Group, a Convention Board member and this year is a judge for the National Fundraising Awards.Richard TaylorTaylor was a trustee of the IoF from 2011 and Chair from 2014 to 2017, prior to which he was part of IoF’s Learning & Development Committee. As Chair of the IoF he went above and beyond to represent and champion fundraising at a time of great scrutiny for the sector according to the IoF. He played a key role in developing relationships with the Fundraising Regulator, overseeing the merger of the IoF with PFRA, and provided invaluable support to the IoF’s executive team. He worked for CRUK for over 20 years before joining Macmillan as director of fundraising, marketing and communications. He announced his departure from Macmillan last week to pursue a career in executive coaching.Beth Upton An active contributor to the development, support and empowerment of fundraisers across the country, Upton has played an integral role in nurturing fundraisers and helping them grow and improve their skills, particularly through her work as Chair the London group and oversaw the merger of the London and South East regional committees. According to the IoF she has displayed her commitment to driving standards and professional development of fundraisers from the earliest stages of their career as well as championing fundraising as a career path. Supporting members, as well as offering advice and support to fellow fundraisers using digital channels, more recently, she founded Money Tree Fundraising in 2010 to help charities grow fundraising from trusts, companies and wealthy individuals.Richard Radcliffe, Fellow of the IoF and Chair of Fellows, said:“Becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising is a badge of recognition, that what you have contributed to the fundraising community has had an impact on both the Institute and the fundraising community as a whole. I congratulate our new fellows and I am sure that their experience and wisdom will be welcome.”  192 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3center_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  193 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 The Institute of Fundraising has made Paul Amadi, Beth Upton, Lucy Caldicott, Roger Lawson, and Richard Taylor all IoF Fellows in recognition of their voluntary contribution to fundraising.The IoF recognises people as Fellows for a contribution to fundraising that often goes above and beyond their day job, and for their support of the fundraising community. In particular, becoming a Fellow acknowledges the commitment of those who give their time to the IoF helping to develop the profession, improve standards, and support colleagues. As individuals, Fellows offer advice, guidance and support to trustees, staff and IoF members acting as leaders within the fundraising community. Amanda Bringans, Chair of the IoF, said:“I’m delighted to welcome five new Fellows to the Institute – outstanding fundraisers who have shown incredible commitment and leadership, both to fundraising and to the IoF. They have demonstrated immense commitment to so many good causes and are invaluable to the fundraising community.” last_img read more

first_imgThe following is a message from the FARC-EP [Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People’s Army] Peace Delegation to the Colombian people on the closing of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace and the Partial Agreement on Victims. Translation by Michael Otto.Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, Dec. 15Allow us to begin by recalling the words of Gabriel García Márquez in accepting the Nobel prize in 1982: “The immeasurable violence and pain of our history are the result of age-old inequities and untold bitterness. … To oppression, plundering and abandonment, we respond with life. Neither floods nor plagues, famines nor cataclysms, nor even the eternal wars of century upon century have been able to subdue the persistent advantage of life over death.”We have come full of satisfaction to communicate to Colombia and the world the good news of the final closure of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace and the Partial Agreement on Victims, whose dynamic powers — if obstacles don’t stand in the way of common sense — could get us closer to the higher purpose of our reconciliation.But we cannot forget that the conflict’s origin predates the date of the FARC’s creation. Our founding is a consequence of the violence of the dominant power bloc and the phenomena of social inequality that gave birth to and made clear the necessity to resort to the right of rebellion.The work of the Historical Commission of the Conflict and its Victims highlighted the unquestionable responsibility of the state for more than 70 years of internal conflict. Its findings have been preparing the understanding that the responsibility for what happened, from the point of view of the unlawful conduct, individual or collective, of the various actors, could and should be evident beyond stigmatizing only one of the parties to the conflict as the exclusive perpetrator.In no other way could we talk of the collective responsibility that concerns all parties to the armed conflict. Neither could the national society and the world understand that the first duty of all is the recovery and sometimes, the very creation of a strong and durable social fabric, on which is formulated the promise, also collective, of the “never again.” All of the above was aimed at indicating that restorative justice was the best way to achieve the recovery of social morale, decontaminate political conducts and sow the seeds for the possibility of a general welfare. We are not interested in applauding the imprisonment of our adversaries in the protracted war. We’re not going to feel solace after watching the gates close on an army or police officer, or a high-level functionary of the state or a financier of the violence who emerged from private enterprise. We prefer to work with them on the base of coexistence agreements, rebuilding society and the homeland in Special Zones of Peace in which the commitment is with the Colombia of the future, without forgetting the past, so as to never return to it, with the intention of satisfying the rights of the victims and the affected communities in general.Exploring the vast area of the history of peace accords in the world, we find that the current process that is underway in Havana is unique in that it has agreed upon a comprehensive system that gathers and connects all the elements that international law notes as inalienable rights of victims: the rights to truth, justice, reparation and nonrepetition. The final goal of the aforementioned system is to enforce the rights of victims that have lived through political, social and armed conflict, because, beyond combating impunity, it offers the maximum Justice possible to definitively conclude a long armed conflict.Faced with the evidence of the crisis of the innate monopoly of the Colombian state, as subject of the right to punish or impose penalties, it was necessary then to propose an autonomous judicial mechanism that would satisfy the commitments made by Colombia in the matter of international criminal law to establish the responsibilities of combatants and noncombatants and the multiple agents of the state, linked directly or indirectly to the internal conflict.The agreement places the right to the truth at the apex of the designated system, and establishes effective tools to establish the truth about what happened during the conflict. Without truth, no reconciliation is possible. Truth must mark the only path to rebuild the Colombian society after years of fratricidal confrontation, a path charted on a model of restorative justice and a full guarantee of all human rights through the achievement and consolidation of peace. Peace is the binding law of all human rights and without peace these rights can be enjoyed only by the privileged minorities.During discussion of item 5 of the agenda, the FARC-EP endorsed and put on the table the claims of victims’ and human rights organizations, trying to correct deficiencies encountered in a discussion that had failed to give an active and leading role to the victims of the conflict and to human rights defenders, limiting their participation to the organization of some meetings in Colombia in which there was no possibility of dialog with the members of the negotiating table.Regarding the agreement on Special Jurisdiction for Peace, during the months when this was built in the Judicial Commission, we presented to the social organizations, defenders of human rights, victims and peasants, political organizations and social and opinion leaders of our country, the principles and proposals that we believed should be included in the text of the agreement. We hope we have been able to properly explain our visions and criteria for the construction of the model of justice for peace that requires Colombia to put this long war behind us once and for all. Above all we hope that we have been able to faithfully gather the opinions and contributions of all those with whom we had constantly consulted. Our greatest wish is that all the groups who have suffered in the long armed conflict identify with a unique agreement in the history of peace processes and also consider it as their own, as it is the result of their efforts.This is the first peace agreement in Colombia that has not closed with a general amnesty for all those involved in the conflict, but with the creation of a special jurisdiction for peace with the power to know about all the violations of rights and above all, the parties responsible for those.Victims and their organizations will play a crucial role in the smooth running of the system as it was created, and thus can correct the asymmetry that state organs have shown when it comes to prosecution of crimes committed during the conflict, favoring the impunity of agents of the state and its paramilitary allies, as has been stated over and over again by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in its reports on Colombia. For the first time in a peace accord, victims’ organizations will be able to submit testimony with accusations before the established jurisdiction, which will have to attend to the same, and victims must be heard before sanctions are imposed on those who are recognized as responsible.It should be clear that the Special Jurisdiction for Peace created shall have the authority to know the responsibilities of all those involved directly or indirectly in the conflict, combatants and noncombatants, state agents, guerrillas, politicians, civilians who have financed, promoted or organized paramilitary groups, and paramilitaries who have enjoyed impunity. Those who until now, historically, had been shielded by impunity for serious crimes against Colombian men and women, must appear before the country and assume their responsibilities.Peace requires reconciliation and reconciliation requires normalization of political and social life in Colombia. Those who have exercised the supreme right of rebellion against injustice will be pardoned for political offenses committed and related to these. But also those who have been unjustly condemned as rebels without so being, or simply for exercising their legitimate right to social protest, or have committed crimes of poverty, must be pardoned, or those procedures in which they are being accused by the state must end. And it is so, because there has not been any purpose other than the pursuit of justice and the wellbeing of society that has compelled them to revolt, dissent or protest, demanding respect for the legitimate rights of the Colombian people. It is only fair to recognize this.There will not be any immunity for the officials in charge or high dignitaries of the government or state, because this is not possible under international law, and because it would be unacceptable to the conscience of the Colombian people. In a country where the republic has been ruled by political forces and not by military juntas, the chain of command of the state ends in the highest institutions of government, and as such it is fair that this be established and recognized, so that the civil power can never again shield itself in the military forces in order to avoid assuming its responsibilities in harming the victims. The measures and programs regarding reparations for victims and restitution of damage have been expressly agreed to by the parties for introduction into and considered as an essential component of the integrated system.Such measures must overcome the shortcomings of the current legal framework on reparations. They should guarantee that those who as a result of the conflict have suffered situations of social exclusion due to economic marginalization are ensured a future without discrimination. It is especially important to ensure the recovery of their land for all peasants who suffered the theft of their lands as well as inhuman violence perpetrated by those who were enriched by the conflict while simultaneously impoverishing the majority of the Colombian people. All parties involved in the conflict assume the obligation to repair the damage caused in response to the reality of the victimization. Repairs will be done with personal and collective work, with actions, with political decisions and material contributions. And it is the state, the new inclusive state that is supposed to emerge from the peace agreement, which assumes the specific obligation to ensure that all those who were victimized receive reparations.The FARC-EP has noted with concern that in almost all previous peace agreements in Colombia and elsewhere in the world, beyond the fulfillment of agreed upon measures for the normalization of the political situation and the reincorporation into civilian life of the rebels, the agreements where economic and social development efforts of the new country emerging from the end of armed conflict are contemplated, have been systematically set aside and never met. Therefore, we work tirelessly and will continue so that the result of this process will be fully implemented. Hence, for the first time in a peace agreement, the parties have incorporated sanctions and measures of restorative justice– achievable by those who recognize the truth and their responsibilities for crimes not subject to amnesty — implementing the accords reached in the different points of the agenda for talks to the extent that they entail benefits for the communities and economic and social development of the country.Until now, Colombia has suffered throughout its republican history, misery, inequality, lack of democracy and mourning; but hope has not died. Therefore we close our message with the unforgettable Gabriel García Márquez, by saying that, “Faced with this awesome reality that must have seemed a mere utopia through all of human time, we, the inventors of tales, who will believe anything, feel entitled to believe that it is not yet too late to engage in the creation of the opposite utopia. A new and sweeping utopia of life, where no one will be able to decide for others how they die, where love will prove true and happiness be possible, and where the races condemned to one hundred years of solitude will have, at last and forever, a second opportunity on earth.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgFacebook The Moudy North and Moudy South buildings, which house of the office of the dean of fine arts. printDr. Richard Gipson, formerly the director of the School of Music, was appointed as the interim dean for the College of Fine Arts in June after Dr. Anne Helmreich left TCU for the Getty Research Institute. Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/ Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ tells a meandering story with stunning visuals, anime action TV Review: Netflix’s new show doesn’t lecture viewers about sex World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/ ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Review: ‘First Reformed’ beautifully wrestles with faith and sacrifice Facebook Twitter Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/ New interim dean of the College of Fine Arts, Dr. Richard Gipson (photo courtesy of TCU)“The transition has been intense,” Gipson said. But his relaxed demeanor, full bookshelves and lack of any significant clutter would suggest otherwise. Gipson’s experience as the director of music for both TCU and the University of Oklahoma has prepared him for the administrative portion of his new position, but the construction projects have been the largest hurdles. As music director for TCU, Gipson had been involved with the construction of the new music building since the initiative began in spring of 2015. As the dean of fine arts, he has to be knowledgeable about the entire creative commons project, including the new Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Design and Interior Design building. Gipson said coming up to speed on the new building has been challenging, but the bi-weekly construction meetings have updates on the entire project. “It’s been fast and furious,” Gipson said, “picking up the initiatives and balls from this job and handing over all of the ones across the street and not having anything get dropped.” Across the street in Ed Landreth Hall, the transition is being managed by Kristen Queen, the interim director of the music school. Queen said juggling her new responsibilities has resulted in some long days, but she was grateful for the amount of recordkeeping left by Gipson. Linkedin Twitter Richard Edgemon Previous articleVolleyball improves to 2-0 with win over Green BayNext articleTCU Volleyball improves to 3-0 on season-opening weekend Richard Edgemon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Linkedin Review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ has a striking visual style but fails to excite or enthralllast_img read more

first_img Organisation September 7, 2016 Hamas targets Palestinian investigative reporter Receive email alerts ©Facebook/MohamedOthman Palestinian reporter to censor himself after being held by Hamas RSF_en to go further PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Palestinian journalist Mohamed Othman’s persecution by the Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip. Othman, whose investigative reporting is often critical of Hamas, was arrested by Hamas security officials on 1 September and was held for nearly 24 hours. January 13, 2016 Find out more Aged 29 and a specialist in investigating corruption-related stories, Othman reports for the pan-Arab TV channel Al Araby Al Jadeed and the US news website Al Monitor. He is also the SKeyes Centre’s Gaza correspondent.The reason for his arrest by Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, were not specified but his interrogation focused on his journalistic work. He was released on 2 September on condition that he report to the Bureau for Internal Security on 11 September.“We condemn the harassment of Mohammed Othman, whose investigative reporting in the Gaza Strip bothers the Hamas authorities,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk.“We urge Hamas to stop this intimidation at once. The Palestinian authorities must not step up their pressure on independent and critical journalists because of the approaching municipal elections, which are to be held in October.”The SKeyes Centre quoted Othman’s wife as saying he was tortured during his interrogation although no direct accusation was made against him. According to the local media, he was arrested because of a document he posted on his Facebook page and used as the basis for a story about corruption within the Gaza Strip’s Endowments ministry.The source of this document was also arrested after being identified as a result of Othman’s interrogation. Othman’s computer and his and his wife’s mobile phones, which had been confiscated, were returned after his release.The Palestinian Territories are ranked 132nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press FreedomIndex. News Follow the news on Palestine Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

first_img News March 18, 2021 Find out more to go further After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Najmeh Oumidparvar, who was arrested on 2 March for defending her detained husband, fellow blogger Mohamad Reza Nasab Abdolahi, was released after 24 days in detention on 26 March. She said her husband is in good health. Organisation Receive email alerts March 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pregnant blogger Najmeh Oumidparvar freed after 24 days in prison RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Najmeh Oumidparvar, who was arrested on 2 March for defending her detained husband, fellow blogger Mohamad Reza Nasab Abdolahi, was released after 24 days in detention on 26 March. She said her husband is in good health.Oumidparvar, who is four months pregnant, was freed on payment of bail of an unknown amount. She had defended her husband on her blog (http://www.faryadebeseda.persianblog.com – The Dawn of Freedom). Abdolahi, whose blog’s address is http://www.iranreform.persianblog.com, is entering his second month in prison.—————————2.03.05Pregnant wife of jailed weblogger imprisonedReporters Without Borders said it was appalled by the imprisonment of pregnant student, Najmeh Oumidparvar, 26 – wife of weblogger Mohamad Reza Nasab Abdolahi – who has been imprisoned in her turn, one week after her husband.Oumidparvar, who is three month pregnant, has her own weblog (http://www.faryadebeseda.persianblog.com – Dawn of Freedom). She has been accused of defending her husband too openly. On the eve of her arrest she gave an interview to German radio Deutsche Welle. A few days earlier she posted on her own weblog a message her husband had written shortly before his arrest. In it, he claimed the right to express himself freely adding that he was “waiting for the police handcuffs”Plainclothes police searched Oumidparvar‚s home on the morning of 2 March 2005 seizing computers, CDs and every article written by the couple. She was arrested after the search. She was taken back to her home in the afternoon to collect some of her possessions. The authorities told her that she would have to stay in prison for at least ten days.——————————–28.02.05Blogger Mohamad Reza Nasab Abdolahi is jailedMohamad Reza Nasab Abdolahi, who was sentenced on appeal on 23 February to six months in prison and a fine of 1 million rials (95 euros), began serving his sentence yesterday in Rafsanjan prison in the south of thecountry.______________________________________________________24.02.2005Another blogger gets jail sentenceReporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the Iranian authorities for confirming a six-month prison sentence and one million rials (85 euros) fine on Mohamad Reza Nasab Abdolahi, editor of the weblog Webnegar (Web Writer), for supposedly insulting the country’s leaders and making anti-government propaganda. He was sentenced on appeal on 23 February and is still free but risks arrest at any moment. The day before, another blogger, Arash Sigarchi, was jailed for 14 years on similar charges.The worldwide press freedom organisation called for “strong international condemnation” of Iran’s crackdown on bloggers and urged other bloggers to “spread news about this wave of repression,” including the imprisonment of Sigarchi, blogger Mojtaba Saminejad and online journalist Mojtaba Lofti, so as to put pressure on the authorities.Abdolahi, a student campaigner for human rights and democracy and editor of the student paper Noghteh Sare Khat, is thought to have been punished for posting an open letter to the country’s Supreme Guide, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on his weblog (www.iranreform.persianblog.com). He was also reportedly accused of working for foreign radio stations.The appeal hearing upheld a sentence imposed on 24 January by a court in Kerman (near the southern town of Bam) at the behest of the intelligence ministry, as with Sigarchi. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information News February 25, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest By News Highland – April 2, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Facebook Families living in the border area are to be consulted about the option of sending their children to primary and second level schools in the neighbouring jurisdiction.A decision to carry out the survey has been agreed by the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, and his counterpart in the Northern Ireland executive, John O’Dowd.Education Minister in the North John O’Dowd said that a questionnaire will be circulated through schools and community groups to assess the level of demand so that the provision of future services can be planned in a co-ordinated way.The survey will concentrate on primary and second level pupils, living within six miles of the border.It is hoped to have the information gathered and analysed in time for a North/South meeting of ministers in the autumn.Two schools in Ballyshannon, and Bundoran, have been approached to form a partnership.Part of the plans could see pupils make the choice between studying for GCSEs and A levels in Northern Ireland or Junior and Leaving Certificates in the Republic. Facebook Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Previous articleRiverine project to be formally launched in Strabane todayNext articleCllr Canning says cross-border proposals will shut rural schools News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Children in border areas may get school choice Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more