Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) 2009 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileInvestrust Bank Plc is a wholly-owned commercial and retail financial services institution in Zambia, providing products and services in two segments: retail and operations, and wholesale banking. Investrust Bank offers a wide range of transactional accounts, aswell as solutions for wealth building, sole proprietor accounts, club society accounts and farmer accounts. The company offers short- to medium-term finance for project and working capital requirements, contractual and project security through guarantees, bid and performance bonds, and advance payment bonds. Its lease financing division is focused on movable and immovable assets in agriculture, tourism, information technology, transport and mining. Other financial service offerings range from discounting of bills of exchange, invoice discounting and shipment financing to buying and selling government securities, commercial papers trading, and treasury call accounts. Investrust Bank has a national network with 27 branches and 3 agencies located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. Investrust Bank Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange
Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing 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 Program Budget & Finance, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Executive Council, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 COVID-19, Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Egan MillardPosted Jun 8, 2020 Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks during a virtual meeting of the Executive Council on June 8, 2020.[Episcopal News Service] On June 8, The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council met virtually to sketch out visions and plans for the church’s future in a world that bears little resemblance to the one that existed when council last met in person, in February.The meeting of the group tasked with enacting the policies adopted by General Convention goes through June 11 and is being held on Zoom, as was a brief special session in late April.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry opened the meeting with a rousing, emotional address that acknowledged the suffering and anguish caused by the overlapping crises of the past three months: the COVID-19 pandemic, racial violence and police brutality against African Americans, and the government’s sometimes-violent reaction to protests.Quoting from Isaiah 40, Curry simultaneously expressed the spiritual pain and exhaustion of this moment, the solace of faith in God, and the need for the church to double down on its commitment to justice, even “when the cameras are gone.”“We’re not going to quit,” Curry said. “We’re going to stay the course.”Curry praised the way Episcopalians have risen to the occasion and engaged with the various issues that have arisen in recent weeks, and he gave an impassioned and unvarnished assessment of the political and cultural forces responsible.“We have seen false representations of Christianity and Christian nationalism on display for all the world to see,” Curry said. “We have seen the blatant face of the brutality of racism that is very often far more subtle and pernicious and systemic and institutional. But we have seen its brutal face. We have seen fundamental challenges to the ideals of freedom, justice and human equality. … We have seen fundamental challenges to the democratic fabric of American society, something I never thought I would live to see.“We have seen a ruthless virus, a plague in the land, sickness and death and hardship visited to one degree or another on all of us, but particularly on the most vulnerable among us. And it has exposed inequities and moral wrongs that shouldn’t be in our land, or in our world.”Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings told council that the way forward will be difficult, both spiritually and practically. The church, Jennings said, must own up to “centuries of institutional complicity in slavery and Jim Crow and mass incarceration, and the economic and social practices of systemic racism.”“When people across the nation are rising up against racial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism, we must not turn away from this deeply painful history, our history,” she told council.The officers, chiefs, canons and chairs of the joint standing committees gave presentations on the work they have been doing to address the various challenges facing the church, and the work that is still to come.One critical issue is budget uncertainty. Treasurer Kurt Barnes’ budget presentation showed that COVID-19 had no significant effect on income – including diocesan commitments – in the first quarter of 2020, and first-quarter expenses are generally in line with the budget. However, payments from dioceses fell significantly in April, with several dioceses deferring their April and May payments and three requesting partial assessment waivers. Stock market declines associated with COVID-19 also have taken a toll on the church’s investment portfolio, Barnes told council.Economists predict that the United States is in for the longest and deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression, Barnes said, and the church should be prepared for economic weakness lasting five to 10 years. Because the effects of declining income may be delayed, the church must identify potential budget cuts now, Barnes and other officers said.These potential cuts to an already lean budget could be “difficult and painful,” Curry and Jennings said, and might include staff reductions. Curry and Jennings had established an ad hoc committee to outline guiding principles in preparation for such budget cuts, which the committee presented in a resolution to council. The resolution committed to making potential budget cuts with transparency and fairness in accordance with the Way of Love. Among the principles laid out in the resolution were integrity, courage, creativity, prudence, focus, clarity and prayer.The resolution passed unanimously, except for one vote of abstention. The Joint Standing Committee on Finance is developing a phased plan that would implement various cuts to the current triennial budget based on how much income might decline. Any reductions in the budget would be presented by that committee to be voted on by the entire Executive Council, Jennings said.The “staged reductions” plan may be finalized during this week’s meeting of council or may be presented at another council meeting in late June or early July, said the Rev. Mally Lloyd, chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Finance.Other topics that will be discussed this week are alternative plans for the 2021 General Convention, COVID-19’s impact on various grants and initiatives, and resolutions related to the racial disparities exposed by both the pandemic and the recent killings of unarmed African Americans by police.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Executive Council June 2020, Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Executive Council meeting opens with passionate plea for justice, plans for possible budget cuts
ArchDaily CopyApartments•Sin El Fil, Lebanon Save this picture!© Matthijs van Roon+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781615/the-cube-orange-architects Clipboard The Cube / Orange Architects Photographs: Matthijs van RoonProject Team:Michiel Hofman, Patrick Meijers, Jeroen SchipperStructural:Rodolphe MattarContractor:K.AbboudQuality Control:ApaveTechnical Drawings:CBA GroupClient:Masharii SAL, Karim JabbourCity:Sin El FilCountry:LebanonMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthijs van RoonRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The construction of the residential tower The Cube in Beirut is finalized. Orange Architects designed the iconic tower for the Lebanese development corporation Masharii.Save this picture!© Matthijs van RoonThe Cube is located on a prominently visible location on Plot 941 in Sin el Fil, an eastern district of Beirut, Lebanon. The concept of the 50 meter high tower is simple but extraordinarily effective: ‘MAXIMIZE’; making optimal use of the client’s wishes, the site’s potential, the local building code and the fantastic views on Beirut and the Mediterranean.Save this picture!Section A-AThe Cube is presenting a whole new level to the concept of high rise, or the architecture of towers. No extrusion of a singular floor plan, but a unique and iconic sculpture of individual villas, all with perfect views on the cityscape of Beirut.Save this picture!© Matthijs van RoonThe rotation of the volumes on each level offers residents magnificent outdoor areas on the roof of the apartment below, as well as panoramic windows up to 12 meters wide. Each level consists of one or two apartments. The single apartments have the fabulous opportunity to enjoy Beirut from a 360 panorama.Save this picture!7th Floor Plan“The Cube is an instant classic for Beirut, expressive, iconic and innovative”The design with the 14 stacked and rotated floor plans generates 19 attractive apartments in total, ranging in size from 117 to 234 m², with fluid spaces, large balconies and wall to wall window frames. With its freestanding setting on the edge of the city both the view on the Cube itself and on central Beirut are unseen; the vibrant City is your personal wallpaper, day and night.Save this picture!© Matthijs van RoonThanks to the fixed core with lifts and staircases at the heart of the building, there are no constraints on the layout of the apartments. The floors run straight from the core to the facades, which are on each floor composed of two supporting concrete girders and two panoramic window frames, consequently rotated 90 degrees per level. Both the crossing girders and the core serve to stabilize the tower, an extra challenging task in a seismologically active area.Save this picture!PerspectiveThe white coated girder walls, which are perforated, strongly determine the appearance of both the exterior and the interior of the building. The parking garage is located underground in 3 layers and partly set into the adjacent hill. On the ground floor the recessed space for the lobby is covered by a spectacular cantilevering volume, creating a nicely covered place and marking the generous entrance of the Cube.Save this picture!© Matthijs van RoonProject gallerySee allShow lessLyngholmen / Lund HagemSelected Projects2016 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award Given to Hans ButzerArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Sin El Fil, LebanonLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781615/the-cube-orange-architects Clipboard Area: 5600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Orange Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOrange ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSin El FilLebanonPublished on February 08, 2016Cite: “The Cube / Orange Architects” 07 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Charities should focus on a broader demographic instead of concentrating their efforts on the over 55s, according to research by REaD Group.REaD Group’s Consumer Trend Report 2015: Direct Marketing from the Charity Sector shows that while ‘Dorothy Donor’ has been over-targeted, younger age groups are still happy to receive charity communications yet are too often overlooked.While 59 per cent of people aged 55 and over thought they were contacted too frequently by charities, this drops to 40 per cent of 18-54 year olds, according to the research. The findings also indicated that a large proportion of 18-54 year olds may welcome charity communications with 84 per cent stating that they had charitable preferences and just 33 per cent saying they would be more likely to sign up to a charity if they could choose the frequency at which they are contacted.Overall, 51 per cent of respondents said that more control would make no difference to whether they signed up to charity mailing lists and a further 18 per cent said it would make them less likely to join.Personal relevance was the biggest driver for donating with 48 per cent citing this as having the most influence, followed by locality. Loyalty to the cause is also important, with 27 per cent saying that having contributed to a charity for a long time would be a reason to continue donating.The report also asked people which causes they supported most. The most popular overall was medical research with 40 per cent of respondents stating that they preferred to donate to related causes, followed by children at 37 per cent and health at 35 per cent. Religion, arts and sports causes garnered the least support with sport receiving backing by only 3 per cent of those surveyed.Channel preference also influences how welcome charity communications are, according to the findings, with direct mail the most popular choice. While 60 per cent of those surveyed said that mobile communications would never be welcome, this dropped to 43 per cent for social media, 30 per cent for email, and 24 per cent for direct mail.Jon Cano-Lopez, CEO of REaD Group said:“The good news is that the research shows that the vast majority of the population are happy to receive requests for donations. Surely the time has come for charities to embrace other segments. If you only ever target the recent donors or fixed groups such as female over 55, you are creating a self fulfilling model that will eventually reach saturation and by definition ignores the rest of the population.” Melanie May | 29 December 2015 | News Tagged with: charity communications donor Research / statistics Advertisement 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. Charities ignore younger age groups at their peril 77 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1
SHARE SHARE Purdue Extension Offering Farm Financials Workshop Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Extension Offering Farm Financials Workshop Purdue Extension and the Center for Commercial Agriculture are offering a workshop to advise crop producers and their families on assessing farm financials.The workshop is scheduled for Feb. 26, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Davis-Purdue Agricultural Center, 6230 N. S.R. 1, Farmland. It will be led by Michael Langemeier, professor of agricultural economics and Extension cropping systems specialist.“The gist of the class is to assist producers in a more complete view of farm financials – adjusting for input cost, market pricing and financial expenses,” said Larry Temple, Purdue Extension-Jay County educator and one of the event organizers.Attendees will examine operating costs and inputs based on current economic conditions and learn how to measure the financial performance and capacity of their farms to find if changes are needed.Producers should bring a laptop equipped with spreadsheet capability, as well as personal financial information with which they will fill out their own worksheet. Personal financial information will not be shared with the class; a sample farm will be presented as a learning model.Participants can expect a small group setting at the workshop. There is no fee required to attend, but participants must register by Feb. 23. For more information or to sign up, contact Temple at 260-726-4707, [email protected], or Amy Alka at 765-584-2271, [email protected] Lunch is provided, and attendees should notify Temple of any food restrictions. Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 19, 2018 Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for February 20, 2018Next articleIndiana’s Family of Farmers to Donate Up to $10,000 to Feed Indiana’s Hungry Hoosier Ag Today
SHARE SHARE By NAFB News Service – May 25, 2020 Rural Infrastructure Advancement Act Introduced in the Senate Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced Senate Bill 3842, called the Rural Infrastructure Advancement Act.Wicker authored legislation that would establish a Rural Assistance Pilot Program to help rural communities and localities better utilize and leverage existing Department of Transportation funding and financing opportunities.“Rural states often face challenges when trying to find the financial resources necessary to fund critical infrastructure projects, such as improving our roads and bridges,” Wicker said. “This bill would provide professional technical assistance to rural communities interested in utilizing existing financial programs.”He says it’s important that they provide the resources necessary to support and advance rural infrastructure.The legislation would do several things, including establishing a pilot program that retains expert firms, all of whom will need DOT approval, to provide financial, technical, and legal assistance to rural project sponsors seeking to apply for a loan or grant.It would also authorize funding for the Transportation Department to carry out the program, develop an online portal for applications, and post information about the pilot program and the resources available online. Home Indiana Agriculture News Rural Infrastructure Advancement Act Introduced in the Senate Previous articleWhat Should Your Priorities After Planting Be?Next articleWhat Should Your Priorities After Planting Be? and More Hot and Stormy Weather on the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter
Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleReport finds high levels of deprivation and dependency in DonegalNext articleMother’s appeal after man alleges he was raped in Inishowen News Highland News Facebook Padraig MacLochlainn TDSinn Fein’s Justice Spokesperson has questioned the Garda use of the Central Procurement Model after reports that a garda car was transported 45km on a flat bed lorry to have windscreen wipers replaced.In another instance, a Garda car was off the road in Donegal for a number of days because it had to be transported to Letterkenny rather than be repaired locally.Sinn Fein’s Justice Spokesperson Padraig MacLochlainn says the Central Procurement Model has its benefits but is questioning its application by the Gardai in these cases:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/gardaPAD.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook By News Highland – May 14, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal Deputy slams An Garda Síochána use of Central Procurement Model WhatsApp
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 officially transitioned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 during a ceremony, Nov. 15, at Naval Air Station North Island.The “Red Lions” are the latest anti-submarine squadron to make the transition to a sea combat squadron as part of the Navy’s new direction for the rotary wing community, said Cmdr. Gabriel Soltero, commanding officer of HSC-15. “The Navy has been moving toward using the MH-60 helicopter as a very versatile platform,” Soltero said. “Part of that included two new airframes, the MH-60R and MH-60S. As that concept of operations evolved, we decided to leave the anti-submarine warfare mission to the MH-60R, and the sensors in that aircraft are quite capable of carrying out that mission. So, we’re still just as capable, if not more, as a rotary wing community. We just have different aircraft now to carry it out.”The MH-60S Seahawk will replace the SH-60F/H aircraft previously used by HS-15. Soltero said that the squadron had to undergo extensive training to prepare to fly and maintain the new aircraft. “The squadron had to send quite a few Sailors to learn how to work and maintain the new MH-60S,” said Soltero. “Luckily, many of the systems are similar but some are not. Those that were not similar, specifically avionics and ordnance, required some new training on the part of our Sailors. So when we returned from deployment this past May, we took some time to arrange for our Sailors to receive this training. In addition, our pilots had to go to undergo training here to learn how to fly the MH-60S.”Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Rodney Faulk, assigned to HSC-15, was one of the Sailors who underwent more than five months of training to prepare for the transition. “My job has changed a lot because of the new aircraft,” Faulk noted. “There are no more anti-submarine components. It’s more combat-related now. So, there are more weapons systems, which mean more airframe systems to support those weapons systems. We had to re-qualify on everything.”Despite the new aircraft and some changes to the squadron’s mission, they will continue to perform many of the core missions they have been carrying out for years, Soltero said.“We’re retaining many of our other mission sets including anti-surface warfare, naval special warfare support, and combat search and rescue,” said Soltero. “Those are missions that were part of our core set as an HS squadron, and we will continue to perform those missions as an HSC squadron.”Soltero said he has enjoyed the experience of leading the squadron through the transition.“My very first operational squadron was HS-15, when I was a young lieutenant, about 15 years ago. To me, it’s been a very high honor to be able to stand up in front of the squadron and lead it through the transition. The Sailors have done a fantastic job, the pilots are top notch, and there is really nothing else I would rather be doing.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 18, 2012 View post tag: HS-15 View post tag: officially View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: HS-15 Officially Transitions to HSC-15 November 18, 2012 View post tag: HSC-15 USA: HS-15 Officially Transitions to HSC-15 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Training & Education Share this article View post tag: Transitions