Finnplay names Aitokallio as MD after CEO steps down

first_imgPrior to joining Finnplay, Aitokallio had a spell as chief financial officer for a number of listed Finnish companies, including industrial machinery company Metso. 7th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “I welcome the opportunity to lead Finnplay into this next exciting stage in its development as a world-class supplier to our industry,” Aitokallio said. Finnplay names Aitokallio as MD after CEO steps down The appointment comes after Finnplay’s founder Prantner said he would step aside as CEO in order to focus on his new role as non-executive director and chairman of the supplier. Prantner added: “Sari’s strong background and experience in international business and finance is a significant asset for Finnplay – especially now as we continue our strong growth trajectory, expand into new markets and partner with large established international operators.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Nordic igaming solutions supplier Finnplay Technologies has appointed Sari Aitokallio as its new managing director, after it was confirmed that Martin Prantner is to step down as chief executive. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Email Address Aitokallio is a founding partner of the supplier and had been serving as its chief commercial officer since March 2018.  Topics: Management “Having recently been named one of Finland’s top growth companies and closing 2020 as our most successful sales year on record, I see the opportunity to sustain and support our growth.” Tags: Finnplay Sari Aitokallio Martin Prantner Regions: Finland Managementlast_img read more

Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya operating domestic, regional and international flights to destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The company was founded in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways and was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 after which it was privatised. Kenya Airways is a public-private partnership where the largest shareholder is the government of Kenya (48.9%). Kenya Airways wholly-owns Jambojet, a low-cost carrier which was created in 2013; and African Cargo Handling Limited. Companies partly owned by Kenya Airways include Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited (51%) which handles perishable goods cargo; and Precision Air (41.23%) which is a Tanzanian carrier operation. Kenya Airways head office is in Nairobi, Kenya with its main operations based in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

In Word to the Church, Presiding Bishop asks: ‘What would…

first_img 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 Back to Press Releases Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [April 29, 2020] A Word to the Church regarding the rubric of love during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Word to the Church: What Would Love Do? Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, we are now at another one of those threshold moments when important and significant decisions must be made on all levels of our global community for the good and the well-being of the entire human family. In this moment, I would ask you to allow me to share with you a Word to the Church: What Would Love Do? (Way of Love companion resources available here.)A Word to the ChurchThe Easter Season A.D. 2020——————–“What Would Love Do?”Jesus calls us; o’er the tumultof our life’s wild, restless sea,day by day his clear voice soundeth,saying, “Christian, follow me”Text of Hymn 549, verse 1 – Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-95), alt.Throughout the Book of Common Prayer there are rubrics, those small or italicized words that don’t always catch our eye, that provide direction and guidance for how a liturgy or service is to be conducted.  Rubrics tell us what must be done and what may be done.  They limit us and they give us freedom.  They require us to exercise our judgment.  And when we are at our best, we exercise this judgment under God’s rubric of love.Jesus tells us things like:  Love your enemies; Bless those who curse you; Do unto others as you would have them do unto you; As you did to the least of these who are members of my family you have done to me; Father, forgive; Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, all your strength. This is the first and great commandment and the second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  Jesus makes it abundantly clear that the way of unselfish, sacrificial love – love that seeks the good and the well-being of others as well as the self – that love is the rubric of the Christian life.This rubric of love is seen no more clearly than in the twenty-first chapter of the Gospel according to John.When [the disciples] had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.  Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished.  But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.”  (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God.)  After this he said to him, “Follow me.”  (John 21:15-19)The death of Jesus had left his followers disoriented, uncertain, and confused, afraid of what they knew and anxious about what they did not know.  Thinking that the movement was probably dead, the disciples went back to what they knew.  They tried to go back to normal.  They went fishing.They fished all night but didn’t catch a thing.  Normal would not return.  When the morning came, Jesus showed up on the beach, alive, risen from the dead.  He asked them, “Children, have you any fish?” They answered, “No.” Then he told them to cast the net on the other side of the boat.  They did and caught more fish than they could handle.  And then, Jesus invited them to breakfast.After having fed his disciples, Jesus turned to Peter and three times asked him, “Do you love me?”  Three times Peter said, “Yes.”  And Jesus said, “Feed my lambs,” “Tend my sheep,” “Feed my sheep.”  In this, Jesus told Peter what love looks like.  Love God by loving your neighbors, all of them.  Love your enemies.  Feed the hungry.  Bless folk.  Forgive them.  And be gentle with yourself.  Follow me.  You may make mistakes, you may not do it perfectly.  But whatever you do, do it with love.  The truth is, Jesus gave Peter a rubric for the new normal – God’s rubric of love.Today, like Peter and the disciples, we must discern a new normal.  COVID-19 has left us disoriented, uncertain, and confused, afraid of what we know and anxious about what we do not know.  Our old normal has been upended, and we hunger for its return.I do not say this from a lofty perch.  I get it.  There is a big part of me that wants to go back to January 2020 when I had never heard of COVID-19, and when I only thought of “Contagion” as a movie.  Looking back through what I know are glasses darkened by loss, I find myself remembering January 2020 as a “golden age.”But of course, January 2020 wasn’t perfect, not even close.  And anyway, I can’t go back.  None of us can go back.  We must move forward.  But we don’t know for sure what the new normal will be.  Fortunately, God’s rubric of love shows us the way.In her book The Dream of God the late Verna Dozier, who was a mentor to me, wrote:Kingdom of God thinking calls us to risk. We always see through a glass darkly, and that is what faith is about. I will live by the best I can discern today. Tomorrow I may find out I was wrong. Since I do not live by being right, I am not destroyed by being wrong. The God revealed in Jesus, whom I call the Christ, is a God whose forgiveness goes ahead of me, and whose love sustains me and the whole created world. That God bursts all the definitions of our small minds, all the limitations of our timid efforts, all the boundaries of our institutions. [1]Kingdom of God thinking is already happening.  God’s rubric of love is already in action.  I’ve been watching bishops, priests, deacons, and lay people of our church following Jesus in the practices that make up his way of love and doing things we never imagined.  The creativity and the risk-taking – done with love – is amazing.We’ve been trying, making mistakes, learning, regrouping, trying anew.  I’ve seen it.  Holy Week and Easter happened in ways that none of us dreamed possible.  I’ve quietly read Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline online with you.  I’ve seen soup kitchens, pantries, and other feeding ministries carefully doing their work in safe and healthy ways.  Zoom coffee hours, bible studies, and small discipleship groups.  I’ve seen this church stand for the moral primacy of love.  I’ve seen it, even when public health concerns supersede all other considerations, including in-person worship.  That is moral courage.  Who knows, but that love may demand more of us. But fear not, just remember what the old slaves use to say, walk together, children, and don’t you get weary, because there is a great camp meeting in the Promised Land.  Oh, I’ve seen us do what we never thought we would or could do, because we dared to do what Jesus tells us all to do.As our seasons of life in the COVID-19 world continue to turn, we are called to continue to be creative, to risk, to love.  We are called to ask, What would unselfish, sacrificial love do?What would love do?  Love is the community praying together, in ways old and new.  Love finds a path in this new normal to build church communities around being in relationship with God.  Love supports Christians in spiritual practices. Prayer, meditation, study. Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest.What would love do?  Love calls us to care for our neighbors, for our enemies.  Love calls us to attend to those in prison, to those who are homeless, to those in poverty, to children, to immigrants and refugees.  Love calls us to be in relationship with those with whom we disagree.What would love do?  Love calls us to be gentle with ourselves, to forgive our own mistakes, to take seriously the Sabbath.  Love calls us to be in love with God, to cultivate a loving relationship with God, to spend time with God, to be still and know that God is God.Jesus says, Simon, son of John, do you love me?Jesus says, Michael, son of Dorothy and Kenneth, do you love me?  Jesus says, Do you love me?Jesus says, Follow me, and take the risk to live the question, What would love do?This, my friends, is God’s rubric of love.  This, my friends, is God’s very way of life.In our joys and in our sorrows,days of toil and hours of ease,still he calls, in cares and pleasures,“Christian, love me more than these.”Jesus calls us! By thy mercies,Savior, may we hear thy call,give our hearts to thine obedience,serve and love thee best of all.Text of Hymn 549, verses 4 and 5 – Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-95), alt.God love you. God bless you. And may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love.Amen.+MichaelThe Most Reverend Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church[1] The Dream of God, Verna Dozier, Cowley Publications (1991), Seabury Classics (2006) Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing 15:05 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img [29 de abril de 2020] Una palabra a la Iglesia respecto a la rubrica del amor durante la pandemia del COVID-19, del obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal:En medio de esta pandemia del COVID-19, ahora estamos en otro de esos momentos límite cuando se deben tomar decisiones importantes y significativas en todos los niveles de nuestra comunidad global para el bien y el bienestar de toda la familia humana. En este momento, les pediría que me permitieran compartir con ustedes una Palabra a la Iglesia: ¿Qué haría el amor?Una palabra a la IglesiaEstación de Pascua de 2020 A.D.——————–«¿Qué haría el amor?»Cristo llama del tumultode este mundo pecador,Cada día su voz llama«ven, Cristiano, a tu Señor»[1]En todo el Libro de Oración Común hay rúbricas, esas palabras pequeñas o en cursiva que no siempre nos llaman la atención, que proporcionan dirección y orientación sobre cómo se debe llevar a cabo una liturgia o un oficio. Las rúbricas nos dicen qué se debe hacer y qué se puede hacer. Nos limitan y nos dan libertad. Nos exigen ejercer nuestro juicio. Y cuando estamos en nuestro mejor momento, ejercemos este juicio bajo la rúbrica de amor de DiosJesús nos dice cosas tales como: Ama a tus enemigos, bendice a los que te maldicen, haz a los demás como te gustaría que te hicieran a ti, como hiciste con el más pequeño de estos que son miembros de mi familia, a mí me lo has hecho, Padre, perdónalos, amarás al Señor tu Dios con todo tu corazón, y con toda tu alma, y con toda tu mente y con todas tus fuerzas. Este es el primer y grande mandamiento, y el segundo es semejante a este: amarás a tu prójimo como a ti mismo. Jesús deja muy en claro que el camino del amor desinteresado y sacrificado — amor que busca el bien y el bienestar de los demás así como el propio— ese amor es la rúbrica de la vida cristiana.En nada se ve más claramente este rúbrica del amor que en el capítulo veintiuno del Evangelio según Juan:Cuando terminaron de desayunar [los discípulos], Jesús le preguntó a Simón Pedro: «Simón, hijo de Juan, ¿me amas más que estos?» «Sí, Señor, tú sabes que te quiero», contestó Pedro.«Apacienta mis corderos», le dijo Jesús. Y volvió a preguntarle:«Simón, hijo de Juan, ¿me amas?» «Sí, Señor, tú sabes que te quiero».«Cuida de mis ovejas». Por tercera vez Jesús le preguntó: «Simón, hijo de Juan, ¿me quieres?» A Pedro le dolió que por tercera vez Jesús le hubiera preguntado: «¿Me quieres?»  Así que le dijo: «Señor, tú lo sabes todo; tú sabes que te quiero». «Apacienta mis ovejas», le dijo Jesús. «De veras te aseguro que cuando eras más joven te vestías tú mismo e ibas adonde querías; pero, cuando seas viejo, extenderás las manos y otro te vestirá y te llevará adonde no quieras ir».  Esto dijo Jesús para dar a entender la clase de muerte con que Pedro glorificaría a Dios. Después de eso añadió: «¡Sígueme!». (Juan 21:15-19)La muerte de Jesús había dejado a sus seguidores desorientados, inseguros y confundidos, temerosos de lo que sabían y ansiosos por lo que no sabían. Pensando que el movimiento probablemente estaba muerto, los discípulos regresaron a lo que sabían hacer. Intentaron volver a la normalidad. Se fueron a pescarSe pasaron toda la noche pescando sin coger nada. La normalidad no habría de volver. Cuando llegó la mañana, Jesús apareció en la playa, vivo, resucitado de entre los muertos. Él les preguntó: «Muchachos, ¿han pescado algo?» Ellos le respondieron: «No». Entonces les dijo que echaran la red al otro lado de la barca. Lo hicieron, y pescaron más peces de los que podían manejar. Y luego, Jesús los invitó a desayunar.Después de haber alimentado a sus discípulos, Jesús se volvió hacia Pedro y tres veces le preguntó: «¿Me amas?» Tres veces Peter dijo: «Sí». Y Jesús dijo: «Apacienta mis corderos», «Cuida mis ovejas», «Apacienta mis ovejas». En esto, Jesús le dijo a Pedro cómo se ve el amor. Ama a Dios amando a tus prójimos, a todos ellos. Ama a tus enemigos. Alimenta al hambriento. Bendice a la gente. Perdónalas. Y sé amable contigo mismo. Sígueme. Puedes cometer errores, puede que no lo hagas perfectamente. Pero hagas lo que hagas, hazlo con amor. La verdad es que Jesús le dio a Pedro una rúbrica para la nueva normalidad: la rúbrica de amor de Dios.En la actualidad, al igual que Pedro y los discípulos, debemos discernir una nueva normalidad. El COVID-19 nos ha dejado desorientados, inseguros y confundidos, temerosos de lo que sabemos y ansiosos por lo que no sabemos. Nuestra vieja normalidad ha sido trastocada, y ansiamos su regreso.No digo esto desde un pedestal. Lo entiendo. Hay una gran parte de mí que quiere volver a enero de 2020 cuando nunca había oído hablar del COVID-19, y cuando solo pensaba en Contagio como una película. Mirando retrospectivamente a través de lo que sé que son lentes empañados por la pérdida, me encuentro recordando enero de 2020 como una «edad de oro».Pero, por supuesto, enero de 2020 no fue perfecto, ni de cerca. Y de todos modos, no puedo regresar. Ninguno de nosotros puede regresar. Debemos avanzar. Pero no sabemos con certeza cuál será la nueva normalidad. Afortunadamente, la rúbrica de amor de Dios nos muestra el camino.En su libro El sueño de Dios [The Dream of God] la difunta Verna Dozier, que fue una mentora para mí, escribió:La idea del Reino de Dios nos llama a arriesgarnos. Siempre vemos a través de un cristal empañado, y de eso se trata la fe. Viviré lo mejor que pueda discernir hoy. Mañana puedo descubrir que estaba equivocada. Puesto que no vivo para tener razón, no me destruye el equivocarme. El Dios revelado en Jesús, a quien llamo el Cristo, es un Dios cuyo perdón va delante de mí y cuyo amor me sostiene, a mí y a todo el mundo creado. Ese Dios rompe todas las definiciones de nuestras mentes pequeñas, todas las limitaciones de nuestros tímidos esfuerzos, todas las barreras de nuestras instituciones. [2]La idea del Reino de Dios ya se está realizando. La rúbrica de amor de Dios ya está en vigor. He observado a obispos, sacerdotes, diáconos y laicos de nuestra Iglesia siguiendo a Jesús en las prácticas que constituyen su forma de amor y haciendo cosas que nunca imaginamos. La creatividad y la asunción de riesgos, aplicadas con amor, son asombrosas.Hemos estado ensayando, cometiendo errores, aprendiendo, reagrupándonos, intentando de nuevo. Lo he visto. La Semana Santa y la Pascua tuvieron lugar de una manera que ninguno de nosotros soñó posible. Leí en voz baja la Oración Matutina, la Oración Vespertina y las Completas en línea con ustedes. He visto los comedores de beneficencia, las despensas y otros ministerios dedicados a la alimentación haciendo cuidadosamente su trabajo de manera sana y segura. [He visto] reuniones informales, estudios bíblicos y pequeños grupos de discipulado llevados a cabo vía Zoom. He visto a esta Iglesia defender la primacía moral del amor. Lo he visto, incluso cuando las preocupaciones de salud pública reemplazan a todas las demás consideraciones, incluido el culto presencial. Eso es valor moral. Quién sabe, pero ese amor puede exigirnos más. Pero no teman, sólo recuerden lo que solían decir los viejos esclavos: caminen juntos, hijos, y no se cansen, porque hay una gran acampada en la Tierra Prometida. Nos hemos visto haciendo lo que nunca pensamos que haríamos o podríamos hacer, porque nos atrevimos a hacer lo que Jesús nos dice a todos que hagamos.A medida que nuestras formas de vida en el mundo del COVID-19 continúan cambiando, somos llamados a seguir siendo creativos, a arriesgarnos, a amar. Somos llamados a preguntarnos: ¿Qué haría el amor desinteresado y sacrificado?¿Qué haría el amor? El amor es la comunidad rezando junta, en formas antiguas y nuevas. El amor encuentra un camino en esta nueva normalidad para construir comunidades eclesiales en torno a estar en relación con Dios. El amor apoya a los cristianos en las prácticas espirituales. Oración, meditación, estudio. Cambien, aprendan, oren, adoren, bendigan, vayan, descansen.¿Qué haría el amor? El amor nos llama a cuidar a nuestros prójimos, a nuestros enemigos. El amor nos llama a atender a los encarcelados, a los que no tienen hogar, a los pobres, a los niños, a los inmigrantes y refugiados. El amor nos llama a relacionarnos con aquellos con quienes discrepamos.¿Qué haría el amor? El amor nos llama a ser amables con nosotros mismos, a perdonar nuestros propios errores, a tomarnos en serio el [descanso del] sabat. El amor nos llama a estar enamorados de Dios, a cultivar una relación amorosa con Dios, a pasar tiempo con Dios, a estar quietos y saber que Dios es Dios.Jesús dice, Simón, hijo de Juan, ¿me amas?Jesús dice, Michael, hijo de Dorothy y Kenneth, ¿me amas?  Jesús te dice, ¿me amas?Jesús dice, sígueme y arriésgate a vivir la pregunta, ¿qué haría el amor?Ésta, amigos míos, es la rúbrica de amor de Dios. Esta, amigos míos, es la genuina forma de vida de Dios.En tristezas y alegrías,Cristo, puedo oír tu voz,Que reclama con instancia,mi sincera devoción.Cristo llama. Por tu graciahazme oír tu voz, Señor,Que obediente a tu llamado,Hoy te sirva con amor. [3]Dios les ama, Dios les bendiga. Y que Dios nos sostenga a todos nosotros en esas todopoderosas manos de amor.Amén.+MichaelRvdmo. Michael B. CurryObispo Presidente y Primadode la Iglesia Episcopal[1] Primera estrofa de «Cristo llama del tumulto» himno de Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-95) traducido al español por J. L. Santiago Cabrera. El original en inglés es el himno 550 de The Hymnal 1982.[2] The Dream of God, Verna Dozier, Cowley Publications (1991), Seabury Classics (2006)[3] 2ª. Y 3ª. estrofas de «Cristo llama del tumulto», versión al español del himno 550 de The Hymnal 1982, traducido por J. L. Santiago Cabrera.Message de l’évêque Michael Curry à l’Église : Que ferait l’amour ?[April 29, 2020] Message à l’Église concernant la rubrique de l’amour pendant la pandémie COVID-19 de la part de l’évêque président de l’Église épiscopale :Au milieu de cette pandémie COVID-19, nous sommes maintenant à un autre de ces moments seuils où des décisions importantes et significatives doivent être prises à tous les niveaux de notre communauté mondiale pour le bien et le bien-être de toute la famille humaine. En ce moment, je vous demande de me permettre de partager avec vous un message à l’Église : Que ferait l’amour ?Message à l’ÉgliseSaison de Pâques 2020——————–“Que ferait l’amour ?”Jésus nous appelle, malgré le tumultede la mer sauvage et agitée de notre vie,jour après jour, sa voix claire résonne,en disant : “Chrétien, suis-moi”.Texte de l’Hymne 549, verset 1 – Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-95), alt.Tout au long du Livre de prière commune, il y a des rubriques, ces petits mots en italique qui n’attirent pas toujours l’attention, qui fournissent une orientation et des conseils sur la façon dont une liturgie ou un service doit être mené.  Les rubriques nous indiquent ce qui doit être fait et ce qui peut être fait.  Elles nous limitent et nous donnent de la liberté.  Elles nous obligent à exercer notre jugement.  Et lorsque nous sommes au mieux de notre forme, nous exerçons ce jugement sous la rubrique de l’amour de Dieu.Jésus nous dit des choses comme :  Aime tes ennemis ; Bénis ceux qui te maudissent ; Fais pour les autres ce que tu voudrais qu’ils te fassent ; Ce que tu as fait au plus petit d´entre les miens, c´est à moi que tu l´as fait ; Père, pardonne ; Aime le Seigneur ton Dieu, de tout ton cœur, de toute ton âme, de tout ton esprit, de toute ta force. C’est le premier et grand commandement et le second lui ressemble. Tu aimeras et ton prochain comme toi-même.  Jésus montre clairement que la voie de l’amour désintéressé et sacrificiel – l’amour qui recherche le bien et le bien-être des autres ainsi que de soi-même – est la rubrique de la vie chrétienne.Cette rubrique de l’amour n’apparaît pas plus clairement que dans le vingt-et-unième chapitre de l’Évangile selon Jean.Quand [les disciples] eurent déjeuné, Jésus dit à Simon Pierre : “Simon, fils de Jean, m’aimes-tu plus que ceux-ci ? Il lui répond : “Oui, Seigneur, je t´aime, tu le sais “. Jésus lui dit : “Sois le berger de mes agneaux “. Il lui dit une deuxième fois : “Simon, fils de Jean, m’aimes-tu ? Il lui répond : “Oui, Seigneur, je t’aime, tu le sais “. Jésus lui dit : “Sois le pasteur de mes brebis”. Il lui dit, pour la troisième fois : “Simon, fils de Jean, est-ce que tu m’aimes ? Pierre fut peiné parce que, pour la troisième fois, il lui demandait : “Est-ce que tu m’aimes ? et il répondit : “Seigneur, tu sais tout ; tu sais bien que je t’aime.” Jésus lui dit : “Sois le berger de mes brebis.  Amen, amen, je te le dis : quand tu étais jeune, tu mettais ta ceinture toi-même pour aller là où tu voulais ; quand tu seras vieux, tu étendras les mains, et c´est un autre qui te mettra ta ceinture, pour t’emmener là où tu ne voudrais pas aller”.  (Jésus disait cela pour signifier par quel genre de mort Pierre rendrait gloire à Dieu.) Puis il lui dit encore: “Suis-moi.”  (Jean 21:15-19)La mort de Jésus avait laissé ses disciples désorientés, incertains et confus, effrayés de ce qu’ils savaient et anxieux de ce qu’ils ne savaient pas.  Pensant que le mouvement était probablement mort, les disciples sont retournés à ce qu’ils savaient.  Ils ont essayé de revenir à la normale.  Ils sont allés à la pêche.Ils ont pêché toute la nuit mais n’ont rien attrapé.  La normale ne revenait pas.  Le matin venu, Jésus est arrivé sur la plage, vivant, ressuscité des morts.  Il leur demanda : “Les enfants, avez-vous des poissons ?” Ils ont répondu : “Non.” Puis il leur a dit de jeter le filet de l’autre côté de la barque.  Ils l’ont fait, et ont attrapé plus de poissons qu’ils ne pouvaient en supporter.  Et puis, Jésus les invita à prendre le petit déjeuner.Après avoir nourri ses disciples, Jésus s’est tourné vers Pierre et lui a demandé à trois reprises : “M’aimes-tu ?  Trois fois, Pierre a dit “Oui”.  Et Jésus dit : “Sois le berger de mes agneaux”, “Sois le pasteur de mes brebis”, “Sois le berger de mes brebis”.  En cela, Jésus a dit à Pierre à quoi ressemble l’amour.  Aimez Dieu en aimant vos voisins, tous.  Aimez vos ennemis.  Nourrissez les affamés.  Bénissez les gens.  Pardonnez-leur.  Et soyez doux avec vous-même.  Suivez-moi.  Vous pouvez faire des erreurs, vous pouvez ne pas le faire parfaitement.  Mais quoi que vous fassiez, faites-le avec amour.  La vérité est que Jésus a donné à Pierre une rubrique pour la nouvelle norme – la rubrique de l’amour de Dieu.Aujourd’hui, comme Pierre et les disciples, nous devons discerner une nouvelle normalité.  COVID-19 nous a laissés désorientés, incertains et confus, effrayés par ce que nous savons et inquiets de ce que nous ne savons pas.  Notre ancienne normalité a été bouleversée, et nous avons faim de son retour.Je ne dis pas cela d’un point de vue élevé.  J’ai compris.  Une grande partie de moi veut revenir en janvier 2020, alors que je n’avais jamais entendu parler de COVID-19 et que je ne voyais dans “Contagion” qu’un film.  En regardant en arrière à travers ce que je sais être des lunettes assombries par la perte, je me souviens que janvier 2020 a été un “âge d’or”.Mais bien sûr, janvier 2020 n’était pas parfait, pas même proche.  Et de toute façon, je ne peux pas revenir en arrière.  Aucun d’entre nous ne peut revenir en arrière.  Nous devons aller de l’avant.  Mais nous ne savons pas avec certitude quelle sera la nouvelle normalité.  Heureusement, la rubrique de l’amour de Dieu nous montre le chemin.Dans son livre Le rêve de Dieu, feu Verna Dozier, qui a été mon mentor, a écritLa réflexion sur le Royaume de Dieu nous appelle au risque. Nous voyons toujours à travers une vitre sombre, et c’est ce dont il est question dans la foi. Je vais vivre avec le meilleur que je peux discerner aujourd’hui. Demain, je pourrais découvrir que j’avais tort. Puisque je ne vis pas en ayant raison, je ne suis pas détruit par le fait d’avoir tort. Le Dieu révélé en Jésus, que j’appelle le Christ, est un Dieu dont le pardon me précède et dont l’amour me soutient, ainsi que tout le monde créé. Que Dieu fasse éclater toutes les définitions de nos petits esprits, toutes les limites de nos timides efforts, toutes les limites de nos institutions. [1]La réflexion sur le Royaume de Dieu est déjà en cours.  La rubrique de l’amour de Dieu est déjà en action.  J’ai observé les évêques, les prêtres, les diacres et les laïcs de notre église suivre Jésus dans les pratiques qui constituent sa façon d’aimer et de faire des choses que nous n’aurions jamais imaginées.  La créativité et la prise de risque – faites avec amour – sont étonnantes.Nous avons essayé, nous avons fait des erreurs, nous avons appris, nous nous sommes regroupés, nous avons essayé à nouveau.  Je l’ai vu.  La Semaine Sainte et Pâques se sont déroulées d’une manière qu’aucun d’entre nous n’aurait pu imaginer.  J’ai lu tranquillement la prière du matin, la prière du soir et les Complies en ligne avec vous.  J’ai vu des soupes populaires, des garde-manger et d’autres ministères de l’alimentation faire leur travail avec soin, de manière saine et sûre.  Zoom sur les heures de café, les études bibliques et les petits groupes de disciples.  J’ai vu cette église défendre la primauté morale de l’amour.  Je l’ai vue, même lorsque les préoccupations de santé publique l’emportent sur toute autre considération, y compris le culte en personne.  C’est cela le courage moral.  Qui sait, mais cet amour peut exiger plus de nous. Mais n’ayez crainte, rappelez-vous simplement ce que les anciens esclaves disaient, marchez ensemble, les enfants, et ne vous lassez pas, car il y a une grande réunion de camp dans la Terre promise.  Oh, je nous ai vus faire ce que nous n’avions jamais pensé que nous ferions ou pourrions faire, parce que nous avons osé faire ce que Jésus nous dit à tous de faire.Alors que nos saisons de vie dans le monde de COVID-19 continuent de tourner, nous sommes appelés à continuer à être créatifs, à risquer, à aimer.  Nous sommes appelés à nous demander : “Que ferait un amour désintéressé et sacrificiel ?Que ferait l’amour ?  L’amour, c’est la communauté qui prie ensemble, selon des modalités anciennes et nouvelles.  L’amour trouve un chemin dans cette nouvelle normalité pour construire des communautés ecclésiales autour d’une relation avec Dieu.  L’amour soutient les chrétiens dans leurs pratiques spirituelles. Prière, méditation, étude. Se tourner, apprendre, prier, adorer, bénir, aller, se reposer.Que ferait l’amour ?  L’amour nous appelle à prendre soin de nos voisins, de nos ennemis.  L’amour nous appelle à nous occuper de ceux qui sont en prison, de ceux qui sont sans abri, de ceux qui vivent dans la pauvreté, des enfants, des immigrants et des réfugiés.  L’amour nous appelle à être en relation avec ceux avec qui nous sommes en désaccord.Que ferait l’amour ?  L’amour nous appelle à être doux avec nous-mêmes, à pardonner nos propres erreurs, à prendre le sabbat au sérieux.  L’amour nous appelle à être amoureux de Dieu, à cultiver une relation d’amour avec Dieu, à passer du temps avec Dieu, à être tranquille et à savoir que Dieu est Dieu.Jésus dit : Simon, fils de Jean, est-ce que tu m’aimes ?  Jésus dit : Michael, fils de Dorothy et Kenneth, est-ce que tu m’aimes ?Jésus dit : Est-ce que tu m’aimes ?Jésus dit : “Suis-moi et prend le risque de vivre la question, Que ferait l’amour ?Ceci, mes amis, est la rubrique de l’amour de Dieu.  Ceci, mes amis, est le mode de vie même de Dieu.Dans nos joies et dans nos peines dans nos journées de travail et de fatigue et dans nos heures de repos, dans les soucis et les plaisirs, Il nous appelle encore : “Christian, aime moi plus que tout ça.”Seigneur Jésus, appelle-nous par ta miséricorde,Pour que nous pouvions entendre ton appel, Pour que nous donnions notre cœur à ton obéissance, ton service et ton amour.Texte de l’hymne 549, versets 4 et 5 – Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-95), alt.Dieu vous aime, Dieu vous bénit, et que Dieu nous tienne tous dans ces mains d’amour tout-puissant.Amen.+MichaelLe Très Révérend Michael B. CurryÉvêque président et primatL’Église épiscopale[1] Le rêve de Dieux , Verna Dozier, Cowley Publications (1991), Seabury Classics (2006) Rector Martinsville, VA Health & Healthcare Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME COVID-19, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Apr 29, 2020 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Submit a Press Release Featured Eventslast_img read more

NO ARCHITECTURE Emphasizes Urban Sustainability and Interactio…

first_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNO ARCHITECTUREOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVariousApartmentsventilationNewsGardenArchitecture NewsCourtyardFengshan DistrictNO ARCHITECTUREChinaPublished on April 15, 2017Cite: Osman Bari. “NO ARCHITECTURE Emphasizes Urban Sustainability and Interaction with Alternative Residential Towers in China” 15 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Apartments China CopyOne of the great ironies of modern urban life is the underlying disconnect that exists amongst us global citizens, despite living and functioning within such dense and close proximities. In order to address this issue in the context of China’s urban landscape, New York firm NO ARCHITECTURE has proposed two alternatives to the typical high-rise – two vertical residential typologies that feature a combination of courtyards, terraces, and gardens, and could be located in a wide variety of cities.“Conceived around a series of cascading shared walls, ventilated courtyards, stepped terraces, and wind towers, these new vertical organizations re-connect urban living to nature, suggesting how we can live in close proximity today and can continue to do so sustainably for generations to come,” explained the architects.+ 7Save this picture!© NO ARCHITECTURERecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20The project bases its strategies on various sustainable practices found within a number of cultures, climates, and contexts, which give rise to the aforementioned typologies and respond to specific sites and conditions. A hot-humid climate, for example, would be addressed by the open courtyards and wind towers that give the tower its form, while the stepped terraces and shared walls are designed for hot-arid conditions. Save this picture!© NO ARCHITECTUREEach apartment’s floor plate is increased 30% to also include its own garden, providing natural ventilation, passive heating, and cooling that also function at the scale of the tower, when treating the gardens as a collective whole.Save this picture!© NO ARCHITECTUREOn the interior, spaces lack separation and compartmentalisation, thus increasing available space by an additional 30% and creating constantly occupied areas during the days, which are used for sleeping at night. Centered around service cores with bathrooms and storage, the inside of the towers can be experienced as a flexible continuous flow or individual rooms based on the dispersed cores.News via: NO ARCHITECTURE.ArchitectsNO ARCHITECTUREDesign TeamDana AlMathkoor, Andrew Heid, Li Jin, Naifei Liu, Gaby San Roman Bustinza, Trendelina SalihuArea9000.0 m2Project Year2017PhotographsNO ARCHITECTUREArchitectsNO ARCHITECTURE Project gallerySee allShow lessSUTD Professors Bring Parametric Design To Light in Illuminated 3D Printed InstallationArchitecture NewsOld Orchard / Blaze Makoid ArchitectureSelected Projects Share NO ARCHITECTURE Emphasizes Urban Sustainability and Interaction with Alternative Residential Towers in ChinaSave this projectSaveNO ARCHITECTURE Emphasizes Urban Sustainability and Interaction with Alternative Residential Towers in China Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869108/no-architecture-emphasizes-urban-sustainability-and-interaction-with-alternative-residential-towers-in-china Clipboard NO ARCHITECTURE Emphasizes Urban Sustainability and Interaction with Alternative Residential Towers in China ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869108/no-architecture-emphasizes-urban-sustainability-and-interaction-with-alternative-residential-towers-in-china Clipboard Save this picture!© NO ARCHITECTUREWritten by Osman Bari Sharelast_img read more

BibleLands appoints new head of resources

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BibleLands appoints new head of resources As BibleLands enters its 150th Anniversary Year, one of Alison’s first tasks will be to work on a new range of materials that will seek to energise both BibleLands’ existing supporters and inform prospective new supporters, especially from the younger generations. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Management Recruitment / people International Christian charity BibleLands has appointed Alison MacTier to its newly created post of Communications Resources Co-ordinator.Alison will be responsible for the writing, editing and production of all BibleLands’ supporter publications, including the charity’s flagship magazine, ‘The Star in the East’. She will also produce educational resources and exhibition materials, including those for the charity’s planned high profile presence at the Esher Christian Resources Exhibition in May 2004.She will report directly to Nigel Edward-Few, the Charity’s Director, who continues to direct BibleLands’ Communications and Fundraising Team. Advertisementcenter_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 November 2003 | 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Stop drug monopoly murders

first_imgOnce again, capitalist greed predominates over human need — with very dire consequences.In the world’s worst wave of coronavirus cases, which began in late March, India reported its largest daily death figures — 4,187 people as of May 8. In the third-highest global death toll, over 242,000 people have died in India from COVID. On May 9, India reported 403,738 additional positive cases, bringing reported infections to over 22 million.These deaths occur despite the existence of billions of excess doses of coronavirus vaccines across the world. Since they were cleared for emergency use in late 2020, 87% of COVID-19 vaccines have gone to the wealthiest countries. Low-income countries have received just 0.2%.This vaccine apartheid is causing millions of avoidable cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths.Emergency steps must be taken now to waive “intellectual property” patent rights that give big pharmaceutical companies a stranglehold over production and distribution.The world’s richest countries have purchased more doses than they need. Ironically, India — one of the world’s top pharmaceutical producers — cannot produce what it needs to vaccinate its 1.3 billion people without imports from the U.S.Serum Institute of India is a biotech and pharmaceutical company responsible for 60% of the world’s vaccine supply. Yet limits imposed by the U.S. and European Union on exportation of key COVID-19 vaccine production materials have created severe vaccine shortages throughout India.To allow pharmaceutical giant Merck to ramp up production of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in February, President Joe Biden invoked the U.S. Defense Production Act that limited export of manufacturing supplies needed for COVID-19 vaccine production. This includes bags, filters and other critical supplies manufactured in the U.S. The European Union imposed similar export limits in late March.This is not just a crisis for India. Billions of people in the poorest countries — in Africa, Latin America and Asia — are also impacted.People before profits!India was a major vaccine supplier to COVAX, an international COVID-19 manufacturing and distribution agreement created in April 2020 with the goal of delivering over 2 billion doses to the world’s 92 poorest countries by the end of 2021. But the export bans, hoarding and supply shortages threaten a catastrophe for Africa, which has expected to get its vaccine supplies through COVAX.Due to massive global disparities in vaccine access, in October 2020 India and South Africa sought an emergency waiver at the World Trade Organization. But negotiations were blocked by the U.S. and other wealthy countries. Bowing to intense international pressure, the Biden administration recently announced support for temporarily waiving patent and intellectual property protections for COVID vaccines and manufacturing technology.Yet even Biden’s tentative support for lifting restrictions was met with a backlash from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a powerful pharmaceutical industry trade group concerned that the move could threaten the profits of Big Pharma companies which control vaccine patents. To pressure Biden to reverse course, PhRMA spent record amounts of money on lobbying in the first quarter of 2021.Pfizer, whose vaccine sales have generated $3.5 billion in profits, spent $3.7 million lobbying against any patent waiver.If vaccines and access to the technology to produce them are not shared, poorer countries may not get enough doses for their people until 2024, resulting in millions more preventable deaths and the worldwide spread of new virus variants.Human need must be put before corporate profits.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Moonlight Market to welcome Farmers Market Season

first_img Moonlight Market to welcome Farmers Market Season Pinterest Facebook To celebrate the upcoming start of the Farmers Market Season, Medical Center Hospital will be hosting its first ever Moonlight Market which will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.Attendees will get a chance to experience Odessa’s only market under the stars for the family and pet-friendly event that evening which is being held to celebrate Farmers Market Season which will start next month.Friday’s Moonlight Market will include live music, food trucks, fresh baked breads and pastries, locally crafted items, produce and more.“The Odessa Farmers Market has been here for quite a few years,” MCH Community Relations Coordinator Susan Thornton said. “This will actually be our eighth season that we have the Odessa, Texas, farmers market. We thought this year, we would offer the moonlight market as a way to kick off the farmers’ market season to celebrate summer and to celebrate the farmers market season and to give people a taste of what our farmers market will be. We’re having what we call a moonlight market. The moonlight market will also have vendors and live music. We’ll have food trucks out there. We just thought that this would be a really good way to get everybody ready for Farmers Market Season when that comes in June.”Farmers’ Market will take place on the fourth Saturdays of June, July, August and September.This year’s time and dates for the Farmers Market are 9 a.m. to noon, June 26, July 24, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25.As far as the reason for having a Moonlight Market, Thornton said MCH was looking for a way to remind people that Farmers Market is around the corner.“We were thinking that this would be a great way to introduce the market season to those who aren’t familiar with it and safely celebrate outdoors the beginning of summer and all that holds,” Thornton said.In regards to COVID safety protocols, Thornton said they will have the vendors spaced out on Friday.“We just ask everyone to be safely conscious of where they are with their own health and if they’re not feeling well, to pass on coming,” Thornton said. “But we also ask everyone to be aware of where they are in their own health considerations so masks are encouraged if people are wanting to wear those. But we’ll be outside and safely distancing.”Thornton said the Moonlight Market will be a good sampling of what most of the items the Farmers Market will entail next month.“Obviously it’s a little early for some of the produce vendors although we will have a little bit of that as well,” Thornton said. “But we’ll have some local artisans, some locally crafted items. We will have baked items, jellies, local honey so there will be some variety of things out there in the parking lot and we’re looking to have a good representation of what our market will show when we come in June.”The Odessa Farmers Market’s goal is to encourage health and wellness to the area by providing a Farmers Market where the community can purchase a variety of locally-grown, farm-fresh produce.“Honestly, the vendors and customers make our market community,” Thornton said. “They’re what make our market community so special and we couldn’t do markets like the moonlight market and the Odessa Farmers Market without them so we appreciate the support from the community but we especially appreciate the support from our vendors.” WhatsApp WhatsApp Local News Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook By Odessa American – May 19, 2021 Previous articleGOOD NEWS: FundraiserNext article‘Into the Woods’ outside Odessa Americanlast_img read more

Home Prices in Opportunity Zones Rising Quickly

first_img Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Home Prices in Opportunity Zones Rising Quickly Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Krista F. Brock Tagged with: Affordability Housing Market Opportunity Zones Home Prices in Opportunity Zones Rising Quickly Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 20, 2020 1,019 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post In about half of the nation’s designated Opportunity Zones, home prices are rising at a faster pace than the national average, according to an analysis of Opportunity Zones released Thursday by ATTOM Data Solutions. Median home prices in 47% of Opportunity Zones studied rose at a faster pace than the 9.4% price gain for the nation overall between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019. At the same time, 66% of zones analyzed charted a price gain of any amount, both slower and faster than the national pace. An Opportunity Zone is an “economically-distressed community where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment,” according to the IRS. While home price growth in these areas is a positive sign, there’s no guarantee they will last, said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer at ATTOM Data Solutions.“These areas are among the most vulnerable to economic downturns,” he said. “As a result, the recent upswing could change on a dime if the broader housing market flattens out or sags.” He added, “But for now, the price gains are a crucial measure that neighborhoods designated as Opportunity Zone tax breaks hold significant allure for potential residents.” Despite many Opportunity Zones reporting faster home price appreciation than the nation overall, many still report home prices are well below the national average. In fact, 78% of Opportunity Zones have median home prices below the national average. While the national median home price for Q4 2019 stood at $257,000, the median home price in nearly half of Opportunity Zones was less than $150,000. About 22% recorded median home prices above the national median. The region with the highest percentage of Opportunity Zones having median home prices below $150,000 was the Midwest. Nearly three-quarters—about 73%—of Opportunity Zones reported median prices below this threshold in the Midwest. The Midwest was followed by the South with 58% of zones reporting such prices, the Northeast with 51%, and the West with just 12%. Eighty-four percent of Opportunity Zones had lower median home prices than their surrounding Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The report released Thursday is the third special report on Opportunity Zone home prices released by ATTOM Data Solutions. ATTOM analyzed home prices based on sales deeds in census tracts that qualify as Opportunity Zones under the Tax Cuts and Jobs act of 2017. Opportunity Zones were included in the report analysis if they had at least five home sales between 2005 and Q4 2019. The states with the highest numbers of Opportunity Zones that provided sufficient data for the report—at least five home sales from 2005 through 2019—are California (465), Florida (332), Texas (234), Pennsylvania (166), and North Carolina (165).  The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Presidential Nom. Buttigieg Releases Housing Reform Plan Next: Southern States Lead Delinquency Drops Affordability Housing Market Opportunity Zones 2020-02-20 Mike Albanese Subscribelast_img read more

Dungloe Crew break off from festival parade to tackle blaze

first_img WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Dungloe Crew break off from festival parade to tackle blaze By News Highland – July 31, 2011 Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous articleGAA – Donegal players give their views on All Ireland Quarter Final winNext articleDeputy Charlie McConalogue wants more resources to deal with abuse reports News Highland Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Facebookcenter_img Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week The Dungloe fire crew had to withdraw from their participation in the Mary from Dungloe carnival parade just before it started due to a fire at the rear of a house in the town today Sunday.The fire in an outhouse at the rear of a private house at Carnmore Road (just off main street) had spread quickly under an oil tank.Fire crews had to use both water and foam to bring the blaze under control.The town was just filling up with people arriving to attend the parade and most were using Carnmore Road to access the main street.The fire was brought under control and no damage to the house was reported. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

The Maharaja Who Cheerfully Took A Palinquin Ride To His Hanging- The Trial And Judicial Murder Of Maharaja Nanda Kumar

first_imgColumnsThe Maharaja Who Cheerfully Took A Palinquin Ride To His Hanging- The Trial And Judicial Murder Of Maharaja Nanda Kumar Sanjoy Ghose3 Sep 2020 11:55 PMShare This – xRaja Nanda Kumar or Nuncomar missed Governor General Robert Clive dearly. The Governor General had so readily accepted his loyalty when Nuncomar shifted his allegiance from Nawab Siraj-Ud-Dullah who Clive had vanquished in Plassey. With Clive’s blessing, the Governor of Hugli under the deposed “Nabob”, had effortlessly transitioned to the epithet “Black Colonel” under the…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?LoginRaja Nanda Kumar or Nuncomar missed Governor General Robert Clive dearly. The Governor General had so readily accepted his loyalty when Nuncomar shifted his allegiance from Nawab Siraj-Ud-Dullah who Clive had vanquished in Plassey. With Clive’s blessing, the Governor of Hugli under the deposed “Nabob”, had effortlessly transitioned to the epithet “Black Colonel” under the Company Bahadur. However, all that had changed and Clive’s replacement Warren Hastings viewed him as part of the ancien regime someone to be suspected. While all the officers of the East India Company were busy with plunder, Hastings had taken it to another level. When Hastings was removed, Nanda Kumar heaved a sigh of relief. His old loyalty was recognized by the Company Bahadur and he was appointed as Dewan (Collector of taxes) for Burdwan, Nudia and Hughly in 1764. The titular Emperor Shah Alam II sitting in Delhi conferred on Kumar the title of “Maharaja”. This peace was to be short-lived and Hastings was reinstated as Governor General in 1772 albeit only of the Presidency of Fort William at Bengal. The Company had also crippled Hastings by appointing a council of four members having the same powers as Hastings-Richard Barwell, Phillip Francis, General Clavering and Colonel Monson. A smarting Nanda Kumar began collecting his evidence to implicate his old enemy for his misdeeds. Nuncomar handed over the evidence of Hastings’ bribery and corruption to Philip Francis, a council member and someone who was in good terms with the native. Nanda Kumar’s letter of March 11, 1775, stated that in 1772, Hastings, as Governor, had accepted a bribe of Rs 1,04,105 for appointing one Gurudas as Diwan and Rs 2,50,000 from Munni Begum to appoint her as guardian of the infant Nawab Mubarak-ud-Daulah. This letter was promptly presented to the Council by Francis leaving Hastings red faced. Emboldened, Nanda Kumar directly wrote to the Council on March 13, 1775, offering to even produce vouchers to support his charge. Monson, another Council member, now moved a motion to ask Nanda Kumar to appear before the Council. A heated discussion followed, as Hastings who was presiding opposed the idea tooth and nail. In the end, the motion carried. The infuriated Hastings dissolved the meeting, got up and left in a huff. The others elected Clavering to preside and Nanda Kumar had his appearance and claimed he was in possession of a letter written in Persian by Munni Begum addressed to him. At the Council he was asked point blank: “Where you ever approached by Governor General Hastings or his men for the letter of Munni Begum?” “Kanta Babu, Hastings Saheb’s Baniya, had come to me four months ago. I did not give him the original!”. Kanta Babu was summoned and, following Hastings’ command he avoided appearing. The Council then concluded that the Raja’s charges against Hastings were true and he was directed to deposit the bribe money into the Company’s treasury-all Rs 3,54,105 of it! Barnwell, who was on the council and very close to Hastings, dissented. He rushed to Hastings’ Alipore residence to give a minute by minute account to his mentor. Soon a plan was afoot to teach that bloody native a lesson. Within months of the humiliation at the Council’s hands, Nanda Kumar along with one Joseph Fouke and Radha Charan, were arrested on charges of conspiracy. Hastings always knew that the charges were weak and would not stand. Curiously, another trial was launched against Nanda Kumar for allegedly forging an acknowledgement of a debt from a Banker Boluckee Doss (Bulaki Das) executed in 1765. It read, as follows (the original translation presented to court on June 12, 1775): “The sum of one lack and ninety thousand rupees of different sans (years) on account of the Sircar of the Nabob Allee jah has been received by me at a place near the river of Doorgautee.-Boluckee Doss”[1] Complainant Mohun Persaud (Mohan Prasad) conveniently “brought” his case before the justices of peace for the town of Calcutta on May 6, 1775, a full ten years from the date on which the document was claimed to be executed. Magistrates Le Maistre and Hyde heard the case and scrutinsed the documents late into the night. Then they ordered the Sheriff to “receive into your custody the body of Maharaja Nanda Kumar” and Hastings’ tormentor lost his freedom at 10 PM on that Saturday night. Legal historians have doubted whether, in fact, Mohun Persaud had, on his own, filed the complaint or whether he was set up to do so as even the warrant referred to him as a ‘witness’. Hastings pretended he had no idea of what had transpired. He, after all, went to bed early. On May 7, 1775, the very next day, which was a Sunday, ‘complainant’ Mohan Prasad gave his bond to prosecute Kumar before the Supreme Court. The fact that it was a Sunday indicates the unusual interest this prosecution had received. Kumar’s case was placed before the Chief Justice and three other puisne judges on May 8, 1775 which convened in the spacious ground floor of the Old Court House. Calcutta Chief Justice Sir Elijah Impey, incidentally, was Hastings’ old Westminster schoolmate and lifelong friend.[2] He took no time to commit Nuncomar to trial. The Raja petitioned the Council the same day, saying: “I mean not, however, to deprecate the Governor-General’s resentment. The reason of the encouragement of my enemies, and the motives of the Governor General’s resentment against me, will be sufficiently explained to the world… Should my life be taken away by the flagitious charge now laid against me, the facts before alluded to will remain upon record, the witnesses will be ready, and the proofs produceable whenever the Governor-General has courage sufficient to hear them.” Hastings ensured that Kumar languished in the dreaded Calcutta prison and when Council Member Monson sought to get the Council to examine the warrant, the Governor General protested the attempt at ‘executive intrusion’ into the sphere of the Supreme Court. Hearing in the Nanda Kumar Case commenced on June 8, 1775, and went on continuously for eight days. The Court sat every day at 8 AM and the hearings went on late into the night. The jury consisted of ordinary men as many excused themselves on the pretext of official duties. The Foreman was on Robinson, a private friend of Hastings, who went bankrupt a few years after the trial. It included a substantial number of “half-castes” ie Anglo-Indians. Kumar’s advocates Messrs. Farrer and Brix, raised the preliminary objection on the jurisdiction of the Court. They submitted that the offence was committed when even the Supreme Court had not been established. Also, natives had to be tried by the local Faujdari Adalat. Secondly, the Forgery Act of 1729 (2 Geo II), which introduced capital punishment for forgery, having been passed by the British Parliament, was not applicable to India without the Council having resolved to apply it[3]. Chief Justice Impey, would in his own impeachment, refer to Kumar’s lawyers as “two English barristers of eminent ability and repute” though Brix was neither a barrister nor English but the Dane who was secretary to the Governor of Serampore and Farrer was not a barrister either at that time. If Farrer was not a barrister and depended on Impey’s grace to be able to practice, it does put into question his independence. In any event, neither knew a word of Bangla and the Raja, English. The Client had to use interpreters to communicate with his legal team. Impey had no hesitation to brush aside these points and asked the King’s Counsel to place the charges. However, the government lawyer, Hercules Durham, was nervous and bumbling. While there was no doubt he had never tried a case as high profile as this one, yet his incompetence got Impey impatient. After a while, the Court started directly cross examining the defence witnesses on pretext that the King’s Counsel was inept! Beveridge writes that “Price also says that the Company’s lawyer used to boast that he would save the Raja’s life if his counsel would consent to his paying the debt, and give him a handsome sum.” So the bumbling perhaps was deliberate. The Raja was, after all, a rich and powerful man. The Crown’s witnesses were only eight. One Naba Krishna, who would go one to prove the charge of forgery was also intimately connected with Hastings having served as his Persian Munshi. In 1778 Hastings would go on to reward this witness with the unique position of a Calcutta taluqdar. Well, Hastings would go on to also borrow three lakhs from him which he would never end up paying forcing Krishna to litigate for the same. The Defence faced a problem which should have been anticipated in any decade old dispute which is conveniently resurrected. The witnesses Matlab Rai and Mahomed Kamal, who were present when Boluckee had executed the bond were dead. Farrer submitted that he would produce letters in Boluckee Dos’ own hand admitted to the bond and the entrustment of jewels. Tej Rai, Matlab’s younger brother took the witness stand for the Raja. Other witnesses such as Jai Deb Chaube, Chaitanya Nath, Lala Doman Singh and Yar Mohamed testified to the execution of the Bond. All were extensively crossed by Impey. Even subsequent letters of Boluckee were exhibited. At one stage, the jury wanted to examine the papers. The foreman then announced that it was “an insult” to their understanding to offer those papers in evidence as papers of the date they purported to be. Farrer lost his cool calling the juror’s remark most reckless and arrogant. Chief Justice Impey promptly stepped in to chide the Raja’s lawyer and said: “This is a manner in which the jury ought not and shall not, be spoken to. The prisoner ought not to suffer from the intemperance of his advocate.” The jury assured that they would no be prejudiced. Finally, at midnight of June 15, 1775, the Court concluded the Trial. Impey’s jury instructions were short and unfavourable to the prisoner though he referred to the hardship on the Raja to face trial at a late stage when crucial witnesses were dead. He inexplicably concluded that “though, to be sure, this hardship is diminished, as there are so many witnesses still alive who were present at the execution of it.” The very next morning Chief Justice Impey was back to pronounce judgment. The jury had also found that Maharaja guilty. The judges concurred. Then the Chief Justice stunned the packed court room as he sentenced Nanda Kumar to be hanged. The first for a hindu native of his stature which would send Calcutta society into shock and panic![4] Nanda Kumar’s lawyers had not given up hope. He was immediately on his feet and appealed passionately to the Court to stay his client’s execution so that he could appeal to the King in Council. The Chief Justice would do no such thing. Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, who would go on to give India her Evidence Act, after studying the trial concluded “no man ever had, or could have, a fairer trial than Nuncomar, and Impey in particular behaved with absolute fairness and as much indulgence was compatible with his duty”.[5] Immediately, efforts were made to petition the Council. The Council, which had been so vocal, now inexplicably was non responsive. It did however forward Kumar’s petition for mercy to Chief Justice Impey who tossed it out saying that the convict could directly petition the court and that it was improper for the executive to forward such requests. Even an appeal that was procured from the Nawab dated June 21, 1775, seeking a stay of execution till the appeal could be exhausted and the pleasure of His Majesty was known, fell on deaf ears. The Nabob had written: “The services of the Maharaja on this occasion (prevailing upon Mir Qasim to not expel the British) are well known to the King of Hindustan, certainly he never could have committed so contemptible a crime…” Farrer even reached out to the foreman Robinson in vain to make a jury’s plea for mercy. Robinson, in fact, filed a complaint. Calcutta’s Hindoo society could not imagine the hanging of a Brahmin, much less, of one of the Raja’s power and pelf. Even Mohan Prasad, the “complainant”, signed up onto a petition seeking a pardon for the Raja. Mohan could not for the life of him have imagined that his complaint of forgery would cost Nanda Kumar his life. One of the jurors, Edward Ellerington actually ended up signing the petition seeking mercy for the Raja. Hastings was determined to extract his revenge. He knew well that what happens to his accuser would also impact on his English detractors who had used the native for their own ends to humiliate and oust Hastings. In July 1775, the Supreme Court in Fort William returned a finding of guilt in the conspiracy case against the Kumar and others. Co-conspirator Fawke was fined. On August 5, 1775, at 8 AM Maharaja Nanda Kumar was taken to the Pasha garb. Alexander Maccabee, Calcutta’s sheriff who was charged with overseeing the task recalled: “He walked cheerfully to the gate and seated himself in his palanquin, looking around him with perfect unconcern. The Rajah sat in his palanquin upon the bearers shoulders and looked around first with some attention. I did not observe the smallest decomposure in his countenance or manner at the sight of the gallows or any of the ceremonies passing about it. He was in no way desirous of protracting the business but repeatedly said that he was ready”. Nanda Kumar requested the Sheriff to allow his prostrating servant to tie the cloth over his face. The seventy-year-old did have some difficulty walking up the steps of the gallows. As the Maharaja’s body fell the assembled people gasped in horror. Many unable to digest the hanging of a Brahmin took a dip in the ganges that flowed nearby.[6] was hanged at Cooly Bazar, near Fort William. It is not known as to whether Hastings was there to witness what Francis would go on to describe in Hasting’s own trial as a “judicial murder”! Impey, accused of being the murderer, in his impeachment would stick by his friend, saying: “I would by no means have my friendship to Mr Hastings be denied or extenuated. It was founded on friendship for a school fellow, and has been confirmed by opinion of the man.” Views are personal only(Author is a Delhi based Lawyer) [1] Henry Beveridge, “The Trial of Maharaja Nanda Kumar: A narrative of Judicial Murder” [2] William Daryimple, “The Anarchy”, 2019, Bloomsbury. [3] Rohit Kumar, “Trial of Raja Nand Kumar-the judicial murder”, the article.in [4] Sir James Stephen disputes that Nanda Kumar was sentenced the same day. Henry Beveridge contradicts this. In fact, there is no record of the sentence proceedings. [5] Sir James Stephen, “The Story of Numcomar and the Impeachment of Sir Elijah Impey”, (1885) [6] Hanging of Nanda Kumar, Kolkataonwheels.com Next Storylast_img read more