BP plans sale of North Sea oil operations

first_img BP plans sale of North Sea oil operations Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 22 February 2011 9:07 pm whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL Share BP yesterday revealed plans to sell several assets it holds in the southern North Sea valued at around $1bn (£620m).The oil firm plans to use the proceeds of the sale to plug the void left in its finances following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The sale of the stake will bring the total value of asset disposals by BP close to $23bn. The firm aims to raise $30bn this year as part of a divestment programme to cover the costs of the Macondo well spill.However, the final bill is yet to be settled, with estimates currently close to $41bn before tax.Part of the assets BP plans to sell include the first commercial discovery in the UK sector of the North Sea.First discovered in 1965, the firm’s West Sole operation off the coast of Lincolnshire has gradually seen its output decrease – prompting the disposal. BP is also selling its controlling interest in Wytch Farm, an onshore oil field in Dorset.The collected output of the assets BP has put up for sale is around 40,000 barrels per day, well below the output of its more modern operations.Around 250 staff are expected to transfer across to a new owner as part of the sale.Regional president for the area Trevor Garlick said: “The assets we intend to divest are of high value but find it difficult to compete for capital and resource within our North Sea portfolio. whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wraplast_img read more

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Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Secondary Industries Limited is based in Mauritius that specialises in the rethreading of tyres as well as the renting out of commercial space, offices and industrial buildings. Mauritius Secondary Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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£100 a month to invest? I’d go for a Stocks and Shares ISA starting right now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. When it comes to saving and investing for retirement, I think a Stocks and Shares ISA is an attractive option.The rules allow you to save and invest as much as £20,000 in the current tax year. And that sum is known as your ISA allowance, which re-sets each year. Although you don’t have to put as much as that in annually if you can’t afford to. 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Report lists dioceses’ financial support of church’s 2012 budget

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL June 25, 2012 at 11:19 am Can anyone explain why Dallas and South Carolina can get away without paying their fair shares year after year with no repercussions? Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Program Budget & Finance An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service (Rev.) Charles W. V. Daily, Jr. says: 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY June 24, 2012 at 12:42 am These statistics make for interesting reading. What is most surprising is the tiny size of some diocesan budgets—barely over a million dollars. How are these places surviving? Course Director Jerusalem, Israel June 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm Statistics reveal a broad downtuirn in baptized membership and giving in Dioceses which is reflected in the Program Budget of the National Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church must recover the spirit of the resolution adopted by the General Convention in 1982 which stated that Christian Stewardship is the main work of the Church. Also, we must pursue a vigorous ministry of evangelization and church growth. Christian Stewardship, Evangelization, Church growth, are mandates of the Gospel. As persons committed to the cause of Jesus Christ let us not lose sight of our mission. [Episcopal News Service] Just more than 41 percent of the Episcopal Church’s dioceses and regional areas have committed to contributing the full amount asked of them to fund the wider church’s 2012 budget.According to a report posted June 21 here on the website of the church’s Finance Office, 46 of 111 entities reporting will pay 19 percent or more in 2012. Six of those dioceses have pledged to pay more than what is known as “the asking,” and which for this year is 19 percent of diocesan income.Thirteen entities have not pledged to pay any portion of the 2012 asking. They are Colombia, Dallas, Ecuador Central, Ecuador Littoral, Georgia, Haiti, Honduras, Navajoland Area Mission, Quincy, San Joaquin, South Carolina, Taiwan and Venezuela.Quincy and San Joaquin are two of the four dioceses that are rebuilding after a majority of their clergy and laity left the denomination because of theological disputes. Quincy is the smallest of the four. The other two, Fort Worth and Pittsburgh, have each pledged 19 percent.Two dioceses – Arizona and Los Angeles – have committed to paying their full 2011 pledge at some time in the future.An Office of Public Affairs press release announcing the availability of the report noted that Los Angeles has pledged to pay $780,261 “subsequent to conclusion of property [litigation] cases.” In 2011, the diocese paid nothing on income of $4 million. For 2012, the diocese will pledge the full 19 percent asking, amounting to $748,938 on $4 million in income, according to the release.“We in the Diocese of Los Angeles appreciate the Episcopal Church Center’s recent clarification of our financial commitment to meeting our full diocesan pledge as set forward in the churchwide triennial budget,” Bishop Jon Bruno said in a statement emailed to ENS. “The Diocese of Los Angeles has a tradition of meeting its full asking, and the pledge amounts outstanding will be paid after resolution of our current property litigation. We will also continue to meet the full asking in the future while assisting as generously as we are able with special projects and collaboration within the wider Episcopal Church.”Arizona paid $131,000 in 2011 on $2.4 million in income. The release said that the diocese has pledged to pay $327,300 “over time.” The diocese has pledged to pay $402,000 in 2012, based on income of $2.2 million.“The Diocese of Arizona feels obligated to fulfill its commitment to the church-wide office. Just as we expect our parishes to bring their mission shares up-to-date, and we work with them on doing that, we also expect to fulfill our past due commitment to the Episcopal Church,” the Rev. Canon Timothy Dombek, Arizona canon to the ordinary, told ENS via email June 20.“The Episcopal Church as a whole is very grateful for the faithfulness of dioceses who honor their commitments to our community, even when immediate concerns prevent them from doing so as quickly as they would like,” Bishop Stacy Sauls, Episcopal Church chief operating officer, said in the release. “All of us are grateful for their example.”The Episcopal Church’s three-year budget is funded primarily by pledges from the church’s 109 dioceses and three regional mission areas. When the General Convention passes the budget it determines a percentage amount that it asks of those entities. (The Finance Office report includes the church’s 109 dioceses plus two of its three regional areas — the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and the Navajoland Area Mission. The third, the Episcopal Church in Micronesia, is not listed.)Each year’s annual giving is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $120,000. Convention’s 2010-2012 budget was based on a 21 percent asking in 2010, 20 percent in 2011 and 19 percent in 2012.After the 46 entities that pledged to pay all or more than the 19 percent ask in 2012 (which account for 41.4 percent of the 111 entities listed), come:13 pledging to pay between 17 percent and 18.9 percent (11.7 percent),six pledging to pay between 13.1 percent and 16.9 percent (.05 percent),17 pledging to pay between 10 percent and 13 percent (15.3 percent) and16 pledging to pay between 1.5 percent and 9.9 percent (14.4 percent).Diocesan commitments in 2011 and 2010 are here; those for 2009 are here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Doug Desper says: June 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm I suppose that we could hope that the activities of The National Church leadership team would actually be such to inspire more support, but I just don’t see it. An Easter message that never mentioned Jesus Christ, eliminating or decimating budgetary priorities in Evangelism and Christian Education, and spending untold (despite being begged for disclosure by several bishops) on lawyers and lawsuits against our own to maintain cohesion. We’re fast reversing course back to the days after the Revolution when the Church had to be rebuilt from disinterest, animosity, neglect and bankruptcy after a long stretch of obstinate hardheadedness from those at the top. We’ll have to get much worse before the light dawns among those at the helm. Len sive says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 22, 2012 General Convention, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Report lists dioceses’ financial support of church’s 2012 budget Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Mark James says: June 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm You don’t have to have a signal corpsman to read these signals. It reads “abandonment” and the captian of the ship had better read it carefully. We know the vision, my dear Canon, but we also know that the “Sense of the Faithful” are as guided as the ‘Appointed Shepherd’. It is about the Gospel and the Mission, surely, but who is to guide these dear sheep? They know the shepherd’s voice (Jesus) and they have the Holy Spirit available to them in a storm they didn’t create. They are as dedicated as any of us who have “Holy Orders”. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI July 8, 2013 at 5:58 am I don’t recall reading about the overriding importance of experiencing sexuality in the NT, let lone about cross-dressing or having same-sex marriages. I do recall Jesus saying, “Take up your cross and follow me.” In other words, self-sacrificce on behalf of the Gospel is central to understanding one’s role as a modern-day disciple–not the evangelization of sexual behavior (pre-marital, adultery, homosexual sex, etc). Some of us, to be evangelists, must give up “earthly happiness” in exchange for which our Lord gives us blessedness and a sure sense of belonging to His Church, now and in the future. But a church that puts a premium on sexudal pleasure above spiritual purity and depth–and regards formerly scriptually-deviant sexuality as “natural” now, regardless of what the bible or tradition says, is courting disaster: disaffection, concern over exposing young kids to a sexual ethos that puts a premium on pleasure while ignoring the self-sacrificial aspects of being an “apostle”; and putting ME before God. Jesus and his disciples gave up their Ego and were content to live for God. That’s the true faith, true biblically and traditionally. Our modern -day apostates in the church have turned the Gospel on its head, with what consequences we see all around us. Yet the blind still refuse to see. Jesus asked the blind what they wanted, and they got their wish;sight. The modern blind say, “If it’s a choice between sex and vision, give me sex.” They have their reward.And their church is dying. Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Comments (7) 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 Jesse Zink says: June 24, 2012 at 7:37 am Largely though infrastructure paid for in the past, and in some cases draining the principal of endowments. There seems little doubt that the other shoe will start dropping faster soon – selling off property – particularly places where property has been retained by spending large sums in court but there’s not enough people left to support the infrastructure by far.There is an aging and rapidly dying population in the pews, and they are by far ans large not being replaced. Do the math. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC The Rev. Canon George I. 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Board upholds sanctions against J. Jon Bruno as panel weighs…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By David PaulsenPosted Jul 10, 2017 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops has rejected an appeal by Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno objecting to sanctions levied against him by a Title IV hearing panel that is deliberating over its final ruling in Bruno’s disciplinary case.The panel’s June 17 sanctions prohibited Bruno from pursuing the sale of St. James the Great Church in Newport Beach, California, while the disciplinary case progresses. Bruno’s initial failed attempt to sell the church property was the basis for the Title IV case against him.Church Attorney Raymond “Jerry” Coughlan, left, shows Diocese of Los Angeles J. Jon Bruno documents during the bishop’s testimony March 29. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe hearing panel’s sanctions were echoed June 29 by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who issued an order partly restricting Bruno’s ministry, specifically his ability to sell the church property. These restrictions were in response to news that Bruno again had tried to sell the church while disciplinary action was pending.The original case against Bruno involves his unsuccessful 2015 attempt to sell the church property to a condominium developer for $15 million in cash. That effort prompted the members of St. James to bring misconduct allegations against Bruno, claiming he violated Episcopal Church law. Hearings on those allegations were held in March.The Episcopal Church ecclesiastical disciplinary panel, which still is considering whether or how to discipline Bruno in that case, told Bruno on June 17 he is prohibited from “selling or conveying or contracting to sell or convey the St. James property until further order of the Hearing Panel.”Bruno appealed that sanction, but the Disciplinary Board for Bishops rejected the appeal in an order released July 8 and posted online by the group Save St. James the Great.“By contracting to sell the St. James property while the conflicts involving that property were still under review and consideration by the Hearing Panel, [Bruno] disrupted and interfered with the integrity of the process of the Title IV proceeding,” the order reads. Bruno’s “actions undermined what the canons intend to be a process of reconciliation.”The order came as Bruno’s intended successor, Bishop Coadjutor John Taylor, was ordained and consecrated July 8 in Los Angeles.Bruno turns 72, the Episcopal Church’s mandatory retirement age, in late 2018.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] July 23, 2017 at 11:03 am On Friday, July 21st, the panel issued its ruling finding Bishop Bruno violated all of the Canonical charges, and recommended that he be suspended for three years and that St. James be restored to the congregation. Bishop Curry has 40 days to approve the ruling for it to be final and effective.If he has not already done so, this leaves time for Bishop Bruno to execute the transfer deed and closing documents resulting in an enforceable sale of the church. The TEC would have to sue to get it back, or purchase the property back from the developer/new owner. If the transfer was not consummated, Bishop Bruno still has time to complete the sale. Bishop Bruno can stall by appealing the ruling and could also file litigation seeking a court ruling that neither the Panel nor Bishop Curry had the power or jurisdiction to control the sale of the church during the time the Bishop Bruno was the “corp sole.” If history is any guide, this story is not over yet. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Dr Andrew Nadell says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 11, 2017 at 3:54 pm With Bishop Coadjutor John Taylor now consecrated it is time for Bishop Bruno to resign, effectively immediately. To prolong this agony to the end will only further harm the Diocese of Los Angeles, and tarnish whatever good he did during his Episcopacy. Even though the circumstances are different, in many ways, this reminds me of the damage done to the Diocese of Pennsylvania under Bishop Charles E. Bennison. So sad. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Robert L. Mays says: 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 Board upholds sanctions against J. Jon Bruno as panel weighs disciplinary case mike geibel says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm Did Bishop Bruno obey the inhibition of the Presiding Bishop or did he sell the property on July 3, 2017? It is surprising that this fact has not yet been reported in the new media. Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI July 18, 2017 at 1:03 am The court ruling was actually issued on July 13th. The court ruled that the deed restriction allowing the donated property to only be used for religious purposes was unenforceable, removing any question that Bishop Bruno has the legal right to sell the Sanctuary. However, the Bishop’s lawsuit also included a bogus “quiet title” claim, and the Court awarded the Griffin Company $108,182.51 in legal costs as against the LA Diocese. Add to that, the Diocese has probably incurred twice that amount in paying its own lawyers to prosecute the action. The silence is deafening on whether the Bishop ignored the orders from the Panel and Bishop Curry admonishing him not to close escrow on the April 2017 sale of the Church. I would not be surprised if the good Bishop ignored the orders–his attorneys appealed the Panel’s Order, asserting the Panel had no power to prevent Bishop Bruno from consummating a sale and stating: “Further, there is nothing in the record (as acknowledged by the Church Attorney) that directed [the Bishop] not to sell the NPB Property during these proceedings.” https://www.episcopalcafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Bruno-appeal-final-1.pdf The legal brief of the attorney for the TEC / parishioners is an interesting read. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/80a168_ab096555324a4af9a6f6a99df5868fa0.pdfWhatever the ultimate ruling by the Panel, this is damaging publicity for a Diocese which continues to bleed members and legal fees. The real tragedy is that the faithful parishioners of St. James have lost their beautiful church, and their loss of trust and disillusionment with the Episcopal Church and due process under Canon law would justify all 150+ members resigning in mass from the TEC forever. “Justice” and reconciliation would be for the TEC to buy the church property back from the developer, and then assess the LA Diocese with the costs. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Property An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Bruno Hearing, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA mike geibel says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release July 22, 2017 at 1:41 am I have only one question : why does the nation church (TEC) leadership let these types of appalling controversial matters drag on, allowing more mischief to occur in the interim? That review panel was doubtless full of overeducated Episcopal officials who were capable of making a decision on Bruno’s fate long before now. And if some arcane canon law prevented a speedier decision by the review board or Presiding Bishop, then that law needs amending!This is the kind of un-Christian,worldly, big money affrontery that keeps people from going to church, or ever doubt whether we need them1! Heaven help us. Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Ann Ladenberger says: mike geibel says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments (6) Comments are closed. July 14, 2017 at 10:02 pm On June 13th, an Orange County Superior Court judge ruled that Bishop Bruno has full authority to sell St. James the Great or otherwise use or dispose of the property as he sees fit. http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/14/court-rules-episcopal-bishop-has-authority-over-disputed-newport-beach-property/We know for certain that Bishop Bruno signed the purchase agreement in April and that escrow was set to close July 3rd. I suspect the buyer is holding off recording the transfer deed until the Episcopal Panel issues its decision, so as to not influence the outcome. But regardless of the Panel’s final rulings on the ethical conduct of the Bishop, the property is gone and the beautiful sanctuary will be demolished–unless the TEC immediately files an action to rescind or stop the sale, or offers to buy the Church back from the developer. Let’s pray that my suspicions are unfounded.The Panel should have anticipated these events given the Bishop’s testimony, and they should have issued a preliminary order precluding him from selling the church before their decision was issued and final. The ink is dry on the purchase contract, and if the sale doesn’t happen, the developer can sue the Diocese for specific performance or damages, and maybe Bishop Curry, too, for attempted interference with contract. The Panel’s recourse now may be a meaningless slap on the wrist of the Bishop for not handling things “better” rather than challenging his actions with a lawsuit.The tragic story of St. James the Great should send a troubling message to all parishioners who faithfully attend and financially support a church owned by a Bishop as “corp. sole” in a Diocese that is more interested in funding its social justice agenda than in ministering to the loyal members in the pews. 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Sailors’ Society expands fundraising team

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Southampton-based charity the Sailors’ Society, has appointed Vicky Macleod and Felicity Patterson to its fundraising and events team. Howard Lake | 6 January 2009 | News Sailors’ Society expands fundraising team They will be responsible for the organisation of a number of events including the Deloitte and Sailors’ Society Cycle 2009, which will take place in and around Southampton on 10 May. Macleod previously worked for the Housing Association’s Charitable Trust (hact) in London as a Communications Officer, and Petterson worked for Dentaid in Salisbury as a Fundraising Assistant. Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people www.sailors-society.org  46 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

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Today’s Girl Guides will become tomorrow’s ‘trailblazers’

first_imgWhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleGAA – Limerick win All Ireland U/21 crownNext articleLimerick students to benefit from new science programme John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanIrish Girl GuideslimerickMary Immaculate Collegeniamh briggs Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Linkedincenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook NewsToday’s Girl Guides will become tomorrow’s ‘trailblazers’By John Keogh – September 13, 2015 1365 Helen Concannon, IGG; Naomi Keays (16); Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan; Captain of Ireland’s Women Rugby team Niamh Briggs; Senator Jillian van Turnhout. Front row from left are members Abbie Lavin (8), Anna Sexton (11) and Ellie Lavin (6).THE Irish Girl Guides (IGG) launched its new national strategy ‘The Journey Programme’ in Mary Immaculate College this week.Speaking at the launch were Ireland Women’s Rugby captain Niamh Briggs and Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan, who said the 12,000 IGG members “will develop and grow in confidence, resilience and emotional well-being as they embark on their impressive new programme”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She added that today’s members were set to become the “trailblazers” of tomorrow, no matter what paths in life they chose to pursue.According to the organisation, the new programme will see IGG members develop confidence, resilience, emotional well-being, teamwork and leadership skills.The Minister, who was once a Brownie (an IGG member aged 7-10), said: “The Journey Programme encompasses an outstanding range of activities and challenges that have been developed by hundreds of volunteer Guide leaders throughout the country. The impressive array of badges ranges from cultural diversity, healthy mind and disability awareness to independent living skills, voting, science investigator, community action and many, many more.”Niamh Briggs, a former member of St Augustine’s Guide Unit in Dungarvan, said: “Being a part of the Guiding movement gave me huge self-esteem: it helped me to make friends and to take part in so many different activities and provided me with an outlet to express myself while learning so many life skills.”Pauline Kennedy of Caherdavin, IGG’s Mid-West Regional Commissioner, said IGG is “the best movement for girls in our times” as it helps girls and young women grow in confidence. Print Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

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Thomond student gives voice to the voiceless

first_imgWhatsApp Three Limerick students honoured to present their project in Dublin NewsCommunityEducationThomond student gives voice to the voicelessBy Editor – March 6, 2017 1499 TAGSActionAidThomond Community College Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Thomond Community College to hold its annual Multicultural Day New library to raise the standard for Limerick schools Email Limerick Community College through to All Ireland Drama Final center_img SING OUT WITH STRINGS celebrates a decade of music with showcase performance Toby Roys with Thomond Community College classmates Yvonne Oyedeji, Precious Amadasun and Jennifer Ikponmwosa.Toby Roys a student at Thomond Community College has been chosen as a finalist in the ActionAid Speech Writing CompetitionOver 100 students from more than 30 schools entered the competition, now in its third year. Toby is one of nine finalists selected to deliver their speech in Dublin on 22nd March.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There were three topics to choose from; women’s rights, resource redistribution and women’s leadership during humanitarian disaster.CEO of ActionAid Ireland Siobhán McGee said:“Each year we have been hugely impressed by the quality of speeches we receive, and this year the standard was really exceptional. It is clear that a lot of time and effort has gone into each speech, and it was very difficult to choose our finalists.  However, Toby’s speech really stood out in terms of the writing skills demonstrated and a very high standard of analysis.”The top two students chosen in the final will travel with their teachers to visit Kenya to see ActionAid’s women’s rights programme first hand. The winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges.The Irish Government, through Irish Aid, funds ActionAid’s Women’s Rights programme in Kenya, Malawi, Nepal and Vietnam. ActionAid uses this funding to work with vulnerable communities to prevent girls from marrying young and then dropping out of school as a result and to prevent gender based violence.The final will take place on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 in the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), Dublin from 2pm to 5pm.​ Thomond Community College celebrates diversity and integration Twitter Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleAVIVA Soccer Sisters coming to LimerickNext articleLimerick FC must return to Derry as match abandoned – by David Byrne Editor Printlast_img read more

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Mandi Shivaratri Fair: Himachal Pradesh High Court Gives Go-Ahead To The International Fair Approving Government’s Arrangements

first_imgNews UpdatesMandi Shivaratri Fair: Himachal Pradesh High Court Gives Go-Ahead To The International Fair Approving Government’s Arrangements Sparsh Upadhyay16 March 2021 5:49 AMShare This – xThe Himachal Pradesh High Court last week gave its go-ahead to the Mandi Shivaratri Fair, an annual renowned international fair that is held for 7 days, taking into account and expressing satisfaction with the arrangements made by the Government for the Fair. The Bench of Chief Justice L. Narayana Swamy and Justice Anoop Chitkara was hearing a plea filed by a practicing Advocate at…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Himachal Pradesh High Court last week gave its go-ahead to the Mandi Shivaratri Fair, an annual renowned international fair that is held for 7 days, taking into account and expressing satisfaction with the arrangements made by the Government for the Fair. The Bench of Chief Justice L. Narayana Swamy and Justice Anoop Chitkara was hearing a plea filed by a practicing Advocate at Mandi who contended that if people are allowed to participate in the fair, there would will be a public congregation, which may cause prejudice/injury to the society as a whole. It was further submitted that during this COVID-19 pandemic, as per the guidelines of the Government of India and the State of Himachal Pradesh, large congregations have been permitted but the respondents have not made any arrangement in implementing the guidelines which may ultimately be fatal to the public. In response to this, on 09th March 2021, the Court issued notice to the respondents and on 10th March 2021, Senior Additional Advocate General placed on record instructions, wherein it was decided to organize the fair keeping in view all COVID-19 protocols and guidelines issued by the Centre and State Government from time to time. The Court was apprised that the following arrangements are being made during the fair:- Adequate entry/exit points ensured in Mela Ground Foot driven sanitizer machines installed at all entry points in Shivratri Mela Ground. Adequate number of dustbins being placed in the Mela Ground. 50 Social Emergency Response Volunteers deployed in the Mela premises to ensure social distancing and Covid-19 related protocol compliance. Thermal Screening to be carried out at entry points. All have been advised to install Arogya Setu App while coming to Mela premises. 5000 face masks to be kept in reserve to be provided to needy persons if someone is found in the mela without the mask. Teams of Medical/Police deployed as Mela Ground to screen symptomatic persons, if someone is found infected/symptomatic, he/she will be isolated immediately. Spiting has been prohibited. Advisory issued to the elderly people, pregnant women, and children below 10 years of age not to visit mela premises. Compulsory RTPCR Covid-19 test for all Cooks/catering staff ensured who will prepared/serve Dham/community food during the Mela. Appeal made to contact Toll-Free Numbers 104 and 1077 in case of any health-related problem/exigency In view of these arrangements, the Court expressed its satisfaction with the guidelines/steps taken by the respondents while organizing Shivratri and other social participation. Lastly, the respondents were also directed to take steps not only in festivals like Shivratri, but, also wherever people gather for other purposes. With this, the petition stood disposed of. Case title – Lawan Thakur v. State of H.P. & others [CWPIL N.5 of 2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Burst pipe leaves Inishowen residents without water

first_img Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – February 19, 2019 Twitter Twitter Previous articleCouncil urged to do more about fly tipping at scenic spotNext articleO’Dochartaigh wins U15 Irish Open title News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterestcenter_img Residents in the Tooban area of Inishowen are currently without water this morning following an overnight burst on the main supply.Irish Water crews have been tasked to the scene with a service restoration time estimated to be around 4.30 this evening. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Burst pipe leaves Inishowen residents without water Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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