Kenya Airways Limited ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (  2008 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

World Cup 2015: Namibia 16-17 Georgia

first_img It was tight and pulsating game at Sandy Park as Georgia won their second game of RWC 2015 and Namibia picked up their first-ever World Cup bonus point. Georgia dominated on the pitch but not the scoreboard in the first half, Namibia leading 6-0 at the break. The Georgians took advantage of Namibian ill-discipline to score two tries when their opponents were down to 14 men in the second half but a late Theuns Kotze try meant a nervy final two minutes for Georgia. In the end they returned to their forward dominance to close out a narrow win. If New Zealand beat Tonga on Friday, Georgia will qualify automatically for RWC 2019 – another first.WHAT’S HOTGeorgia scrum – The first scrum set the tone, Namibia driven back a good ten metres and they struggled to win the ball back even on their own put-in. A series of scrum infringements on the 5m line before half-time resulted in replacement prop Johannes Coetzee being sin-binned (he was only on as Raoul Larson had already been yellow-carded) and they would have been relieved to move to uncontested scrums with no other tighthead on the bench. In truth, Georgia should have reaped more rewards from their dominance up front.In tune: Tjiuee Uanivi shows his skills on the ball for Namibia. Photo: Getty ImagesTjiuee Uanivi – Jacques Burger is the one who’s usually highlighted as Namibia’s key man, but their lock has made a name for himself during this World Cup. He’s a supreme lineout forward and is athletic in the loose too, causing problems for opponents with ball in hand. A high tackle on Mamuka Gorgodze blotted his copybook at Sandy Park but he has certainly impressed at RWC 2015.Magic of Merabs – The power of Georgia’s forwards is renowned but the Sandy Park crowd were also treated to fine back play. Full-back Merab Kvirikashvili and centre Merab Sharikadze showed fine footwork to scythe through defenders while wings Tamaz Mchedlidze and Alexander Todua produced mazy runs from deep. It was just a shame that the odd handling error meant the moves broke down.Centre of attention: Merab Sharikadze impressed in midfield. Photo: Getty ImagesWHAT’S NOTWhistle stop – The first half lasted more than an hour in real time and while there were a few injuries this was mainly due to the sound of George Clancy’s whistle. The discipline of both sides contributed – they conceded nine penalties apiece – but some of the delays for TMO referrals, scrum resets and chats to players could have been reduced. The first-half finish may have been frenetic but it was also farcical at times.Crooked feed – Yes, Namibia’s scrum was under pressure from the start and getting the ball out quickly was a priority, but the ball was fed in almost to the back row’s feet let alone the second row at times. When the feed is that blatantly crooked, it should be penalised.Power play: Georgia dominated the forward exchanges. Photo: Getty ImagesAimless kicking – When Georgia’s lead had been cut to a point, they should have played for territory and kicked deep to pin Namibia in their own half. Instead they kicked directly at their back three, allowing Namibia to run the ball back at them. In the end they got a penalty and closed out the game – but they need to be more level-headed.Burger blow – Namibia had lost their captain and talisman after just ten minutes, Jacques Burger going off for a Head Injury Assessment and not returning. The flanker is known for having no regard for his own safety, making tackles time and time again, but no one likes to see such a key figure leave the pitch so early.STATISTICS553 – The number of metres made by Georgia compared to 287 by Namibia.131 – The number of tackles made by Namibia compared to 57 by Georgia.48 – The number of tackles missed by Namibia compared to ten by Georgia. He’s in! Lasha Malaguradze breaks clear to score Georgia’s second try. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: GeorgiaHighlightNamibia A full review of the match between Georgia and Namibia at Sandy Parkcenter_img 23 – The total number of penalties conceded in the game, 13 by Namibia and ten by Georgia.Namibia: C Botha; D Philander (J Coetzee 44), D van Wyk (H Smit 28), D De La Harpe, R van Wyk; T Kotze, Eugene Jantjes (D Stevens 67); J Redelinghuys (J Engels 59), T van Jaarsveld (L van der Westhuizen 72), R Larson (J Coetzee 59), PJ van Lill, T Uanivi, J Burger (capt, R Kitshoff 10), T Du Plessis (W Conradie 59), R Bothma.Try: Kotze. Con: Kotze. Pens: Kotze 3. Yellow cards: Raoul Larson (44, 1st half), Johannes Coetzee (50, 1st half), Renaldo Bothma (50).Georgia: M Kvirikashvili; T Mchedlidze (G Aptsiauri 43), D Kacharava, M Sharikadze, A Todua; L Malaguradze, V Lobzhanidze (G Begadze 66); M Nariashvili (K Asieshvili 36), J Bregvadze (S Mamukashvili 57), D Zirakashvili, G Nemsadze, K Mikautadze (L Datunashvili 57), G Tkhilaishvili, V Kolelishvili, M Gorgodze (capt).Tries (2): Gordgodze, Malaguradze. Cons: Kvirikashvili 2. Pen: Kvirikashvili.Yellow card: Jaba Bregvadze (35).Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)Man of the Match: Tinus du PlessisAttendance: 11,156For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

RIP: Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE

first_img Obituary, By Tracy J. SukrawPosted Oct 17, 2014 The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE[Diocese of Massachusetts press release] The Society of St. John the Evangelist has announced that the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE, monk and, for 20 years, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, died on Oct. 17 in the care of his SSJE brothers at Emery House in West Newbury, Massachusetts. He was 69.“During his last days, our brother Tom spoke of how very, very thankful he was for the life God had given him:  for the many wonderful people he had met, for the opportunities and challenges he had faced and for the amazing grace he had experienced throughout his life,” the Rev. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE, Superior of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, said in the announcement.Shaw “was a man of deep prayer, a charismatic figure who connected easily with young and old alike and a leader whose creativity and entrepreneurial spirit led him to invent what was needed and new. He was known for his sometimes-mischievous sense of humor, his tenacious courage and his passion to serve Jesus, both among the privileged and the poor,” the SSJE announcement said.Funeral service arrangements are pending.“The whole of The Episcopal Church gives thanks for the life and witness of Bishop Thomas Shaw.  He was a light in our generation, and his quiet and committed passion will not soon be extinguished.  May he rest in peace and rise in glory,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in a written statement. “And may his brothers in the Society of St. John the Evangelist, and his family, know that we share their grief – and their joy in Tom’s return to the One who loves beyond imagining.  The hosts of heaven sound the refrain, ‘well done, good and faithful servant – rest in peace.’”Marvil Thomas Shaw III was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, on Aug. 28, 1945, the son of Marvil Thomas Shaw Jr. and Wilma Sylvia (Janes) Shaw. He grew up in the family’s parish, St. Mark’s Church in Coldwater, Mich., and graduated from Alma College. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from General Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts degree in theology from the Catholic University of America. Ordained to the priesthood in 1971, he served as curate at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England, from 1970 to 1971, and as assistant rector of St. James’s Church in Milwaukee, from 1972 to 1974.In 1975 Shaw entered the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), the oldest religious order for men in the Episcopal/Anglican church. Life-professed in the order in 1981, he was elected its superior the following year and served a 10-year term. During that time, according to the SSJE, he was instrumental in developing the society’s rural Emery House property as a retreat center, establishing the Cowley publishing imprint for books on prayer and spirituality and renewing the society’s longtime commitment to at-risk children in Boston through Camp St. Augustine in Foxborough, Massachusetts. He also initiated the brothers’ rewriting of their The Rule of Life of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, an eight-year process that resulted in a unique contemporary monastic rule.He was in demand nationwide as a preacher, retreat leader and spiritual director, and served, beginning in 1993, as chaplain to the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church.Shaw was elected bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Massachusetts on the first ballot at a special Diocesan Convention on March 12, 1994, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston. He was ordained and consecrated a bishop on Sept. 24, 1994, and succeeded the late Rt. Rev. David E. Johnson on Jan. 15, 1995, to become the 15th bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts.At a retirement celebration for Shaw in June, the Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold III, former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, acknowledged the difficult circumstances of Shaw’s abrupt entry into office following the suicide of his predecessor, and how the subsequent years were about both diocese and bishop shaping one another “according to St. Paul’s notion of the church as Christ’s risen body constituted by the relationship of its diverse limbs one to another.”Calling his friend and colleague “a catalyst and at times a provocateur,” Griswold highlighted Shaw’s success at fundraising, his initiatives focused on young people and his work to build global relationships.“During these last 20 years he has exercised a ministry of accompaniment in various parts of our Anglican Communion that has both respected and transcended difference,” Griswold said.Shaw traveled frequently and led groups to Israel and Palestine, Africa and Central America, developing and strengthening mission relationships with Anglican partners to further the church’s work of reconciliation and service in the world, with particular focus on peacemaking and alleviating poverty and disease. In 1998 he contributed to the work of the once-a-decade Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops on international debt and economic issues.When Shaw returned for his second Lambeth Conference 10 years later, there was rift in the Anglican Communion over issues of sexuality surfaced by the 2003 consecration of the openly gay bishop of New Hampshire, the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson.Shaw, himself a gay man, often spoke of conversation as the hard work that is necessary to conversion — a theme of his 2008 book, Conversations with Scripture and with Each Other — and he attended Lambeth with a commitment to sharing the experience of the Diocese of Massachusetts, where the ordination process was open to all qualified candidates and same-sex marriage had been legal statewide since 2004.“You know, we didn’t come to where we are around ordaining gay and lesbian people or blessing same-sex unions lightly. It is the context out of which Christ has called us to minister, and we’re trying to do that as faithfully as we can to tradition, to Scripture and to the experience that we have,” Shaw said in an interview upon his return from Lambeth. Remaining faithful to God’s mission in the world — particularly where that meant advocating and implementing poverty-alleviating measures — was the communion’s way forward, he said.Shaw saw no dichotomy between the daily hours he spent in solitary prayer and the public demonstrations he joined on city streets and State House steps; he believed that prayer leads to action, and sought to make the Episcopal Church a visible and vocal presence in the public arena.“We are what God has to do good in the world.  Every one of us has a voice and can make a difference if we exercise that,” he said in a 2004 interview. “I don’t think that on most civil rights issues, for instance, we can point to one huge event that’s changed everything.  I think instead it’s thousands of ordinary people doing what they think is right, taking risks, speaking out in their lives in big ways and small ways.  Eventually that turns the tide.  God really depends on us for that.”He spoke out over the years against the death penalty and for immigration policy and gun law reform, marriage equality and transgender civil rights, among numerous other social justice issues. Annually he led groups of Episcopalians across Boston Common to the Massachusetts State House to be lobbyists for a day. In the spring of 2000, he spent a month in Washington, D.C., as a congressional intern, exploring the church’s role in public life. In 2001 he caused an uproar when he and his assisting bishops joined a peace witness outside Boston’s Israeli consulate to bring attention to the situation of Palestinians.“Monk in the Midst,” Shaw’s 2013 blog of videos and personal reflections, “encapsulates the dual blessing he brought to his episcopate,” according to his successor, the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates. “Because he was a monk, he brought the heritage of a Christian spirituality which invited us to deeper prayer, deeper reflection, a more disciplined approach to ‘going deep.’ But he was also ‘in the midst’ — fully present to the realities of societal change and communal need far beyond the walls of his monastic dwelling, realities which demanded the church’s engagement and response,” Gates said.Within the diocese, Shaw was especially committed to ministry with young people, advocating full inclusion of children, youth and young adults in the life of the church. He was unstinting in his support for start-up projects to serve them, including the establishment of tuition-free schools for economically disadvantaged children in Boston and Lawrence; summer programs for city children hosted in Episcopal churches located in violence-plagued neighborhoods; the creation of a youth leadership training program for high school-aged Episcopalians; and the financing and construction of the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, New Hampshire.He would clear his calendar to chaplain children’s summer camp sessions, travel with teens and college students on mission trips and venture into downtown bars to speak to young adult gatherings, often returning with enthusiasm for replicating something transformative he had learned or experienced.Recognizing that young adults are more inclined to seek out faith connections through engagement with their peers and public service, for example, he fostered vocational discernment and intern programs in the diocese that, in their current iteration, deploy young adults trained in community organizing to serve in churches and nonprofits while devoting themselves to spiritual practices and living together in intentional Christian community.Shaw proved over his tenure to be a bishop who was not only unafraid to talk about money but who also didn’t mind asking people for it when he believed it would do Gospel good in the world. On the heels of the recession, he persistently  launched a $20-million fundraising campaign, completed a year-and-a-half later, for an array of initiatives focused on building up congregational life and mission in the diocese through collaboration and by expanding the reach of successful diocesan programs that had begun as experiments. Campaign funds are now making possible “green” grants and loans to help churches make energy-efficiency improvements to their buildings and reduce their carbon footprint; regional “mission hubs” through which Episcopal churches are collaborating on community service projects to meet local needs; a Mission Institute to provide ministry and leadership training; and renovations to the diocese’s Cathedral Church of St. Paul to make it more accessible and energy efficient and better configured to host and model innovative worship, ministry and public witness.“I don’t think this is a time that is appropriate for raising endowment to preserve the institution,” Shaw said of the campaign’s success, in a 2013 interview. “God is calling the church into change, and to have funding for experimentation and to further mission in ways that we know are capturing people’s attention is critical.  From that we’ll discover what has lasting value,” he said.Shaw announced in January 2013 his intention to retire; later that year, in May, he was diagnosed with brain cancer.  He resigned his office on Sept. 13, 2014, at the consecration of Gates as his successor.“To follow in the footsteps of Bishop Tom Shaw is a very great gift, and a very positive challenge. Christ’s ministry through the church in this diocese is strong and vital, the legacy of leadership left by Bishop Tom is inspiring,” Gates said.Throughout his years as bishop, Shaw continued to live at the SSJE monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, retreating regularly to his cottage studio at Emery House where he enjoyed crafting pottery. He is survived by his SSJE brothers and his family, including his sister, Penny (Lee Deters) Shaw, of Louisville, Kentuckey, brothers Sam (Nancy) Shaw of Boulder, Colorado, and Stephen (Linda) Shaw of Sherwood, Oregon, and his nieces, nephews and godchildren.–Tracy J. Sukraw is director of communications of the Diocese of Massachusetts. Rector Shreveport, LA nancy soucy says: Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET People Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY October 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lordand let perpetual light shine upon him.May he rest in peace. Amen.May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,through the mercy of God, rest in peace.Amen.Just now · Like New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books October 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm Thank you for this post of the life and ministry of Bishop tom Shaw SSJE. He was truly a champion for the Gospel and will be sorely missed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET October 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm Bishop Shaw was one of the great bishops of our time. His election on the first ballot manifested his character as unifier of a large and diverse diocese from the start. His contributions to the life of the Diocese of Massachusetts, to the Church’s reservoir of teaching on spirituality, and to the struggle for social justice were extraordinary. We shall not see his like again for a long time. Thanks be to God for the life, ministry and witness of this remarkable successor to the apostles. Director of Music Morristown, NJ October 18, 2014 at 7:49 pm Brother, Bishop, Friend Tom Shaw taught me how to pray. October 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm Bishop Shaw was one of the greats. Reading the summary of his life and accomplishments is inspiring and humbling. He was a man who lived as Jesus commanded and a leader we could all admire and follow. 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 RIP: Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE Katerina Whitley says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR October 18, 2014 at 9:19 am O, to have more bishops with his courage and vision for the church! I remember my joy when he was elected. What a gift it is that he did not disappoint but progressed into more and more acts that demonstrated his commitment to the gospel of Christ. We need him at this time. susan beery says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 October 17, 2014 at 7:06 pm I go to the SSJE monastery usually twice a year- Bishop Tom Shaw’s presence there is indelible.He is a heroic figure, a modest man, with an enormously rich legacy, as quoted “he sought to make the Episcopal Church a visible and vocal reflection in the public.” I hope that we Episcopalians are inspiried by his life and bravery, as Pope Francis, of the Roman Catholic Church os now a visible and vocal reflection in the public. The leadership in the Episcopal Church needs more Tom Shaw’s, as it seems to be sometimes an empty echo chamber. 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Fred Fenton says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (11) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET October 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm Our Curch is fortunate to have had Tom as was Province I. He was a loving pastor, thoughtful, sensitive and a leading edge in our midst. Thank God for his life, ministry and sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.+Mary Adelia McLeod, res. Vt Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Featured Events Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Mary Adelia Rosamond McLeod says: 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 Laurie Eiserloh says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN October 19, 2014 at 10:24 am tom was a former pottery student of mine and later developed his skills to become an accomplished potter. we collaborated over studio building, pottery and all of life’s challenges. he would come to my studio with samples of his work and ask ‘what am i doing wrong here’ spreading his pots out for me to evaluate. we shared glaze recipes and personal life experiences. i have thought of him frequently during this past year and a halfand was looking forward to our next visit. he will be so missed! Daniel Anderson Toler says: MJRTessman says: Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY October 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm A gifted and anointed apostle who wore the weight of his office lightly and always leaned in to listen before he spoke. May he go from strength to strength in the life of perfect service and grow in grace at the foot of the throne of Christ in glory. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ October 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm Because of Bishop Shaw’s willingness to provide a generous pastoral response , my same gender partner and I were married several years ago near Wellfleet by Rev Jack Smith who was the priest in charge of our summer parish, St James’ Fisherman. This was moment very important to us and to our children, to say the least. What a special day made possible by Bishop Shaw’s compassion for all, even a two mom family from the Diocese of Texas! We will miss him! Fr. Gaylord Hitchcock says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Understanding Donor Dynamics: The Organizational Side of Charitable Giving (New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising)

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Understanding Donor Dynamics: The Organizational Side of Charitable Giving (New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising)  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

$40k prize offered for intercultural dialogue and understanding

first_img Organisations that are encouraging intercultural dialogue and which are in a position to scale-up and replicate are invited to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award.A partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group, the award offers a first prize of $40,000. Nine other organisations judged to have the potential for expansion and replication will also be awarded funding and strategic support.To be eligible organisations, which can be anywhere in the world, must be running innovative and sustainable projects that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding. They should also be working in the fields of:– migration and integration;– intercultural awareness;– education for intercultural citizenship;– and/or be organisations addressing the needs of specific groups in promoting intercultural understanding (e.g. faith-based, youth, women, media, etc.)The deadline to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award is 30 September 2015 at 5pm EST. Howard Lake | 2 September 2015 | News Past winners 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Fundingcenter_img  15 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis $40k prize offered for intercultural dialogue and understanding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Philadelphia rally demands: ‘Reinstate Dr. Monteiro!’

first_imgDr. Tony Monteiro at March 10 rally.WW photo: Scott Williams“Some will say, ‘You’re a Marxist and a socialist. That you teach W.E.B. DuBois’ magnum opus “Black Reconstruction in America.” That you teach C.L.R. James and Amiri Baraka.’ Are you telling me that you can have a Department of African-American Studies without teaching the radical tradition and the traditions of socialism? And, if that’s what you’re telling me, then you’re telling me that you want a department built on a lie.”Dr. Anthony Monteiro, professor at ­Temple University and W.E.B. DuBois scholar, speaking at a March 10, 2014, rally.Temple University, located in the heart of the African-American working-class community of North Philadelphia, has continued its plan to corporatize public higher education at the expense of its neighbors. While it pushes deeper and deeper into the community with its student housing, sports facilities and hospitals, it also seeks to whitewash its ­curriculum.Home to the country’s first doctorate program in African-American Studies, Temple has since its founding been a university that has offered an excellent education to the working class. Since then, it has become famous for being a multinational public university. Famed political prisoner and legendary writer Mumia Abu-Jamal plans to apply to get his Ph.D. in African-American Studies from ­Temple.For the past ten years, Dr. Anthony Monteiro has mentored and taught hundreds of students at Temple who would become activists. The students have led Occupy Philadelphia, the fight to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, and more recently have been in the forefront of the struggle against gentrification and police brutality near Temple. Monteiro has regularly given Saturday classes on Black Liberation and Philosophy to hundreds of community members and students.In January, much to his surprise, Monteiro’s contract was not renewed. When he came to Temple a decade ago, he was promised tenure. Like so many other professors, this promise was a lie.As a former member of the 1960s Revolutionary Action Movement and an activist ever since, Monteiro is not afraid to take action. On March 10, around 200 students and community members rallied to demand: “Reinstate Dr. Monteiro! Fire Soufas!” They were referring to Teresa Soufas, the dean of Liberal Arts, who, along with the recently appointed chair of the African-American Studies department, Dr. Molefi Asante, fired Monteiro.Rally confronts all-white Board of TrusteesLeading the rally was PURP, People Utilizing Real Power, a community-student organization. Important labor leaders, such as Royce Adams, former vice president of the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 291, were present. Adams gave a powerful speech on the revolutionary history of Black labor.Henry Nicholas, president of 1199C Hospital Workers Union, which represents more workers than any union on campus, spoke on the need to take this fight to the Board of Trustees. He also clarified how Dr. Asante called for Monteiro’s firing, stating, “University president Neil D. Theobald confirmed that it was Asante who asked Soufas to kick Monteiro off the faculty.”Sacaree Rhodes, a community activist who organizes against hunger, homelessness and gentrification, led hundreds into a direct confrontation with the Board of Trustees. Declaring that “Soufas is a goddamn racist!” Rhodes’ demand connected the immediate needs of the community with the fate of Dr. Monteiro.Professor Monteiro addressed the crowd prolifically, calling for “a new paradigm” for the relations between the University and the surrounding community, which is among the poorest areas of Philadelphia.Speaking against gentrification, Monteiro said: “I am not going to back up and say that my lifework is going to be transformed because rich people now want to inhabit the cities. I’m going to fight that. And, in fighting against gentrification, we are fighting against poverty. We’re fighting against the prison-industrial complex.“A lot of people want to study the prison-industrial complex but not study the effect of neoliberal, corporatized universities upon communities. These institutions are as negative in the life of communities as the prison-industrial complex is.”He then called out Soufas, saying: “Her tenure has been troubled. It has been based upon a demonstrable misperception, a demonstrable lack of knowledge and a flawed racial philosophy. It is time for a new beginning in the College of Liberal Arts.“Her own statement that she did not see a Black community in the center of this great city. … This all manifested a flawed racial philosophy that suggested that the poor were poor because there was something wrong with them.”After Dr. Monteiro’s speech, the community and students stormed the Board of Trustees meeting for the second time, where they were met with contempt by Temple President Neil D. Theobald and the lily-white Board of Trustees. Three activists were permitted to speak on the case. Then the meeting ended abruptly, with the Board leaving. Students decided at that point to sit-in in the building, not leaving until they met with the Board. Eventually, several members of the Board met with five students to discuss their concern that Dr. Monteiro get reinstated.On March 18, the students will hold a student assembly to plan for the next steps to push Temple to rehire Dr. Monteiro. This powerful movement connects the issues of poverty, gentrification, education rights and Black liberation and could prove to be a struggle which could help transform all of Philadelphia into a more just place.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Grower Confirmed for WISHH Leadership

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Grower Confirmed for WISHH Leadership Levi HuffmanSixteen  soybean growers from 11 states were confirmed to the American Soybean Associations World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Committee. ASA released the names of the 16 growers Monday that will serve on the committee which is seeking to develop markets for U.S. grown soybeans.  ASA president Ray Gaesser said “Russia’s recent import sanctions are yet another reminder that U.S. farmers need a diverse customer base.” The program has already been successful no finding new markets. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, developing countries will dominate the growth in world demand for agricultural products. USDA projects developing countries’ demand for agricultural products will increase faster than their production. As a result, these countries will account for 92 percent of the total increase in world oilseed and meat imports in 2013-2022.Since U.S. soybean farmers founded WISHH in 2000, it has worked in 24 countries to develop long-term markets for U.S. soybean farmers while fueling economic growth and value chain development. New officers are: Chairman Andy Welden of Michigan; Vice Chair Lucas Heinen of Kansas; Treasurer Monica McCranie of South Dakota; and Secretary Dean Coleman of Iowa. Other WISHH Committee Members include: Gary Berg, Daryl Cates and Jeff Lynn of Illinois; Ron Bunjer of Minnesota; Ryan Cahoon of North Carolina; Bret Davis and Keith Roberts of Ohio; John Heisdorffer of Iowa; Levi Huffman of Indiana; Jack Trumbo of Kentucky; Art Wosick and Rick Albrecht (alternate) of North Dakota. U.S. Soybean Export Committee Manager Marypat Corbett is an ex officio member. Indiana Grower Confirmed for WISHH Leadership SHARE Previous articleMillions of Dollars for Conservation Coming to IndianaNext articleMarketplace will Eventually Press for More E15 Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Sep 15, 2014 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

EPA to Finalize WOTUS Repeal in April

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter EPA to Finalize WOTUS Repeal in April Previous articleCruz Proposes Renewable Fuel Credit CapNext articleIndiana Pork Donates Hams to Help Feed the Hungry Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 19, 2017 Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA to Finalize WOTUS Repeal in April The Environmental Protection Agency plans to complete formal repeal of the Waters of the U.S. Rule in April 2018. An updated regulatory agenda from the White House also shows a replacement rule is scheduled for proposal in May. A final version of the rule is not expected until June 2019. President Donald Trump issued an executive order earlier this year repealing WOTUS. This was a move EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told the American Farm Bureau Federation, at the time, would bring certainty in water regulation for farmers and ranchers. AFBF has been calling on the EPA to “ditch the rule” since it was proposed during the Obama administration. National Corn Growers Association public policy director Ethan Matthews has previously said it was important that the new rule does not say “everything under the sun” falls under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. He noted that corn growers farm over 90 million acres in the country, meaning they have a big role to play in the nation’s water quality.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

WATCH: Second-half explosion powers TCU past Bucknell into Diamond Head Classic championship game

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Previous articleWATCH: TCU cruises past Charlotte, 82-57, Noi sparks game-clinching runNext articleWATCH: TCU wins Diamond Head Classic, Robinson earns Most Outstanding Player honors Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt TCU guard Alex Robinson (25) gets past Bucknell guard Jimmy Sotos (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) printJamie Dixon and Alex Robinson discuss the Horned Frogs’ victory over Bucknell that has them playing for the Diamond Head Classic championship on Christmas Day. Garrett Podell Garrett Podell Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Linkedin Garrett Podell + posts Facebook Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Twitter Twitter Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podell Garrett Podell ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks last_img read more

Playhouse District Association Upcoming Leadership Change

first_imgCommunity News Playhouse District Association Upcoming Leadership Change From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 1, 2016 | 5:35 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News Subscribe Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Make a comment The Playhouse District Association’s (PDA) Executive Director, Erlinda Romo, has announced she is resigning in order to pursue other interests and semi-retire effective June 14, 2016. The PDA is in the process of searching for the next executive director. “For the past 9 years Erlinda has developed and fostered a strong partnership between the City of Pasadena and various business institutions, residents, organizations and individuals that have interests within the District,” said Brian Baker, chair of the PDA board. “Erlinda’s talents and contributions will be missed.”The PDA’s mission to promote the economic vitality of the Playhouse District as Pasadena’s Center for Culture, Commerce and Community has progressed significantly under the leadership of Erlinda Romo, who has served at the helm since January 2007.Key projects implemented during Erlinda’s tenure include: several innovative public art installations: crosswalk art, utility box art, temporary store front art; banners; holiday décor; iconic special events such as ArtWalk, Make Music Pasadena and Long Table; General Plan advocacy; economic development initiatives; community outreach and partnerships; a new website; social media activation; newsletters; district branding; and parks and parking initiatives. The results of the Association’s endeavors are evident with the increased pedestrian traffic, retail and restaurant growth, and the general feeling of vitality in the Playhouse District.Erlinda Romo has worked in the economic development field since 1982 and dedicated most of her professional career in the downtown association management field. She served on the Board of the California Downtown Association and was president of the Association in 1991. Erlinda was the first Executive Director for Old Pasadena in the early 1990’s, worked for two City of Pasadena departments: Arts Division and Economic Development. Prior to working for the Playhouse District Association Erlinda worked as the San Gabriel Economic Development Specialist where she promoted economic development activities, and lead the development of the Mission District Specific Plan, in addition to authoring the Economic Development Section of the City’s General Plan.Prior to Erlinda’s departure from the Association several PDA events and activities will occur including: the April 5 Annual Meeting; the installation of new art on the Colorado utility boxes; a Wine Walk on May 7; the final steps to the renewal of the property-based business improvement district; and Make Music Pasadena on June 11.About the PDA:The PDA is a property based business district encompassing 32 blocks in the heart of Downtown Pasadena incorporated in 1995. For more information on the PDA visit First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more