Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 prospectus For more information about A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) 2014 prospectus Company ProfileA-Cap Energy Limited formerly (A-Cap Resources Limited), listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is an Australian-based mineral exploration company with extensive interests in Botswana where it holds over 5 000 square kilometres of exploration licenses. A-Cap is the first company to produce a JORC compliant uranium resource in Botswana and is a significant contributor to the world’s uranium stock. Its main activity is centered on the ongoing feasibility study of the Letlhakane Uranium Project in the northeast of Botswana, and the Southern Pans Project which is located northwest of Letlhakane and the Bolau Prospects to the north. A-Cap also has extensive interests in coal exploration with various tenement portfolios in Botswana.
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At current prices, the clothing-to-foods giant trades on a rock-bottom forward P/E ratio of around 8 times.Experienced investors will know this meagre rating reflects Marks & Sparks’ frightening risk profile though. They’ll be aware that clothes sales continue to retreat as its competitors run rings around it in terms of both styling and price. So too, they’ll know that huge investment in premium grocery ranges by the UK’s supermarkets has smashed demand at the FTSE 250 firm’s Food division.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…More bad newsThe coronavirus outbreak of course has damaged trading at Marks & Spencer even more severely. It’s a development laid out in all its gory detail within latest trading details last month. Then, the company said pre-tax profit for the current fiscal year (to March 2021) “could be at or below the bottom end” of its estimates of between £440m and £460m.Fresh trading news released today from Primark owner Associated British Foods underline the difficulties Britain’s clothes sellers are currently experiencing. The FTSE 100 stalwart has had to eat a £284m writedown on its stock, due to store closures. It said some items exclusive to the spring/summer season, such as Father’s Day merchandise, would be hard to shift. Meanwhile, items already in store and on display would be ‘unsaleable’ when its stores reopen.Don’t expect a mighty comebackOne advantage M&S has over Primark is that its wares can at least be sold online. Don’t expect this to prove a magic wand for its current troubles however.This particular retailer still generates the lion’s share of profits from its stores. High Street rival Next makes around 55% of group profits from products sold through its website. It’s a phenomenon probably created by Marks & Spencer’s more mature customer base, a demographic which still spends the most amount of its cash in physical stores.Go ISA shopping elsewhereDon’t expect business to surge once the retail giant opens its store doors to the public again though. As I say, M&S has been on the defensive for years now as its wearable ranges have fallen out of fashion. A painful and prolonged UK recession from the second quarter on threatens to keep the tills quite quiet into the start of the new decade. It’s a problem that further Brexit uncertainty, and/or a disruptive exit from the European Union this year, could exacerbate.So you can keep Marks & Spencer and its mega-cheap shares I’m afraid. It has slumped an appalling 83% in value over the past five years. And there’s clearly little reason for them to break out of their long-term downtrend. 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See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens | Thursday, 4th February, 2021 | More on: ULVR VOD Stock market rally: 2 UK dividend shares I’d buy now to make a passive income Peter Stephens owns shares of Unilever and Vodafone. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. While many UK dividend shares have risen in price in the stock market rally, it’s still possible to obtain relatively attractive yields from across the FTSE 100.Certainly, the stock market faces a period of greater uncertainty at the present time. However, this risk may be offset to some extent by the potential rewards that are available from dividend stocks compared to some other mainstream income-producing assets such as bonds.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With that in mind, here are two UK stocks that could offer a worthwhile passive income over the coming years.A high-yielding stock among UK dividend sharesWith a yield of 6.4%, Vodafone (LSE: VOD) is one of the highest-yielding companies among UK dividend shares at the present time. This is despite the company reducing its dividend in the last few years in order to improve its financial situation and aid its growth prospects.Recent company updates have shown a relatively resilient performance from the telecoms company. Its plans to improve customer loyalty and implement digital growth opportunities seem to be working well. They could catalyse its financial performance and increase dividends.Clearly, Vodafone faces tough operating conditions alongside many UK dividend shares that may harm its dividend prospects. Similarly, a weak economic outlook could mean it has heightened risks at the present time. However, its high yield and what appears to be a sound strategy could lead to a generous passive income in the long run.Dividend growth potential over the long runUnilever (LSE: ULVR) has a relatively low yield compared to other UK dividend shares at the present time. The FTSE 100 consumer goods stock has a dividend yield of 3.5%, which is covered 1.5 times by net profit. This suggests it’s relatively sustainable at its current level, And that could be beneficial, given the uncertain outlook currently facing the world economy.Of course, Unilever faces tough operating conditions. Sales have underperformed previous expectations in its latest updates. That’s due to lockdown measures reducing its scope for sales growth in many sectors and regions. These challenges could remain in place for many months.However, Unilever has a long track record of profit and dividend growth, as well as a strong position in many key markets. That means the company could offer a favourable risk/reward opportunity versus other UK dividend shares over the long run.Building a diverse portfolioClearly, it takes more than two UK dividend shares to build a passive income portfolio. Diversification is likely to be of even greater importance at the present time as a result of the risks facing the world economy.A variety of stocks within a portfolio may offer a more robust passive income that has a greater chance of being resilient. They may also have the ability to grow in a potential global economic recovery over the long term. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.
Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest de Pat McCaughanPosted Sep 7, 2016 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Maria Villenas de l’organisme Mi Familia Vota inscrit des résidents sur les listes électorales à La Iglesia Espiscopal de San Pablo à Houston. Photo : Paulette E. Martin[Episcopal News Service] L’inscription sur les listes électorales le 14 août à La Iglesia Episcopal San Pablo à Houston a marqué le début d’un partenariat entre le Diocèse épiscopal du Texas et Mi Familia Vota pour inciter les gens à voter.Une sensibilisation et l’intérêt accru du public, peut-être dus à une période électorale sujette à controverse, ont jeté les bases de l’initiative, selon Paulette E. Martin, spécialiste communications du diocèse.Les « gens veulent être impliqués. L’ensemble du contexte politique est en ce moment très important pour eux » a-t-elle déclaré récemment à Episcopal News Service.« Ils veulent participer au processus » ajoute Paulette Martin. « Nous avons pensé que ce serait une bonne façon d’informer les gens et de leur donner les outils nécessaires pour leur permettre de s’inscrire sur les listes électorales et d’encourager leurs familles et amis à changer les choses ».Dix personnes se sont inscrites sur les listes électorales lors de cet événement. D’autres ont été formées et « déléguées » pour commencer à prospecter les communautés locales et aider un plus grand nombre de résidents à faire entendre leur voix lors des élections générales du 8 novembre, nous dit-elle.La date limite d’inscription des électeurs approchant (11 octobre), Carlos Duarte, directeur pour l’État du Texas de Mi Familia Vota, dit qu’il espère atteindre d’autres électeurs qui se sentent marginalisés et qui peut-être n’ont pas participé au processus dans les années passées.« Les communautés de langue espagnole sont toujours déchirées quant à leur participation au processus politique parce qu’elles estiment qu’aucun des partis politiques ne représente leurs intérêts à 100 % » nous explique Carlos Duarte.«Elles pensent que l’un reflète leur position concernant l’avortement tandis que l’autre est en accord avec elles sur l’immigration, l’acceptation et leur approche de la diversité. Elles sont toujours déchirées entre ces options et parfois cela les mène à la paralysie ».Ce n’est pas le cas cette année, poursuit-il.« Cette année, en particulier, la campagne présidentielle est tellement polarisée que cela les incite à vouloir s’impliquer ».Mi Familia Vota est une organisation nationale à but non lucratif qui a des bureaux en Arizona, au Nevada, en Californie, au Colorado, en Floride et au Texas et qui « cherche à unir la communauté latino-américaine et ses alliés pour la promotion de la justice sociale et économique par le biais d’une participation civique accrue » explique Carlos Duarte.Selon Carlos Duarte, le partenariat entre Mi Familia Vota et le Diocèse épiscopal du Texas représente en fait la première fois « en cinq ans d’activité qu’une église nous a approché pour établir un partenariat avec elle. Carlos Duarte projette déjà un autre événement pour des inscriptions sur les listes électorales avec le diocèse.« Nous travaillons beaucoup avec les églises mais généralement il nous faut les convaincre de s’impliquer et c’est toujours très difficile ».Les églises sont quelque peu frileuses vis-à-vis d’un quelconque engagement politique parce que, en tant qu’organisations à but non lucratif, elles doivent respecter certaines directives concernant les campagnes politiques au risque de perdre leur statut d’organisation à but non lucratif auprès du Service américain des impôts, nous explique Paulette Martin.Mais la trousse à outils Election Engagement Toolkit du Réseau épiscopal de politique publique (EPPN) « a été pour nous une raison de plus qui nous a fait penser qu’organiser cette initiative serait une bonne idée car nous ne disons pas aux gens comment ils doivent voter, nous leur donnons seulement les outils leur permettant de voter et de s’informer à ce sujet » poursuit-elle.La trousse à outils d’EPPN, disponible en ligne sous la rubrique de ressources pour la participation politique de l’église intitulée guidelines and resources, se réfère à la position officielle de l’église, à savoir que le « vote est un acte de responsabilité chrétienne ». Le site Web invite également les Épiscopaliens à signer une promesse qu’ils voteront lors des élections générales du 8 novembre.L’EPPN « invite les congrégations à : entamer un dialogue sur des questions d’ordre public, élaborer des campagnes d’inscription sur les listes électorales et d’information sur la question, et défendre la protection du droit de vote ».« Il y a beaucoup de bonnes initiatives efficaces que les églises peuvent prendre en matière de processus politique qui ne vont pas à l’encontre de leur statut d’organisation à but non lucratif » convient Julie Anderson, auditeur du Comté Pierce dans l’État de Washington.Au début de cette année, Julie Anderson a participé à une formation et à une initiative d’inscription sur les listes électorales à l’Église épiscopale Holy Family of Jesus à Tacoma dans l’État de Washington.Quelque 70 séniors cambodgiens se sont inscrits sur les listes électorales lors de cet événement. Julie Anderson explique à ENS qu’elle a collaboré avec l’Association des femmes coréennes et son Centre de services culturels indochinois, situés sur le campus de l’Église, pour aider à informer les électeurs.« Par son intermédiaire (l’Association des femmes coréennes), j’ai pu me rendre à pratiquement chacun de leurs sites de repas pour séniors et ai pu procéder à des inscriptions sur les listes électorales ».Les églises sont particulièrement bien placées pour apporter un soutien à ce type d’efforts car elles « sont des centres communautaires » explique Julie Anderson. « Ce sont des lieux où les gens se rassemblent et un grand nombre d’églises mettent déjà activement à profit leurs ressources et leurs installations pour atteindre les populations marginalisées» poursuit Julie Anderson.Cet engagement civique peut même inclure l’organisation de forums avec des candidats « dans la mesure où l’équilibre est respecté et que tous les candidats ont la possibilité de participer et (qu’ils ne sont) en aucune façon biaisés ».D’autres groupes confessionnels nouent également des partenariats d’initiatives électorales. Le 4 août, une fois closes les Conventions nationales républicaine et démocrate, le Réseau national PICO a lancé le programme « Together We Vote », programme multiconfessionnel, multiracial d’éducation des électeurs et d’incitation à voter.« Nous croyons que chaque personne croyante doit exercer son droit de vote en tant qu’acte de foi visant à aider à co-créer cette communauté bien-aimée que nous désirons tous ici sur terre » déclare l’Évêque Dwayne Royster, directeur politique de PICO, dans un communiqué de presse du réseau.« Nous allons former 15 000 bénévoles et leaders au sein de nos fédérations et organisations associées qui iront frapper aux portes et téléphoner » pour nous assurer que les gens votent cette année.L’effort multiconfessionnel au niveau national et des États, inclut des représentants d’églises et d’autres organisations, telles que l’United Church of Christ, le Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), l’African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bread for the World, Sojourners et d’autres groupes.Barbara Weinstein, directeur adjoint du RAC, a également cité dans le communiqué les préoccupations concernant la tentative de marginalisation des électeurs par le biais de la « réduction systématique au silence des voix individuelles et communautaires sous forme de fermeture de bureaux de vote, de restriction du vote anticipé et de lois complexes sur l’identification des électeurs ».Au moins 10 États représentant collectivement plus de 80 millions de personnes ont tenté de mettre en place des lois restrictives sur le droit de vote allant de « nouveaux obstacles à l’inscription sur les listes électorales à des réductions du vote anticipé en passant par des conditions plus strictes pour l’identification des électeurs » selon le site Web de l’Union américaine pour les libertés civiles (ACLU).Le 15 août, le gouverneur de Caroline du Nord a déclaré qu’il demanderait à la Cour Suprême des États-Unis de rétablir la loi sur l’identification des électeurs et d’autres mesures restrictives adoptées par l’Assemblée de l’État en 2013 et annulées par une cour d’appel fédérale en juillet. Les églises épiscopales de Caroline du Nord s’efforcent, tout comme elles l’ont fait par le passé, de garantir que les électeurs disposent d’informations exactes.L’Évêque du Missouri Wayne Smith, dans son blog en ligne du 15 août , a souhaité le rejet d’un amendement constitutionnel proposé au niveau de l’État qui pourrait exiger que les électeurs présentent une « pièce d’identité avec photo émise par le gouvernement » afin de pouvoir voter.« La proposition semble légitime à beaucoup puisque tout le monde a une pièce d’identité avec photo ou du moins c’est ce qu’ils disent » explique Wayne Smith. « En fait, il y a plus de gens sans document d’identité que vous ne pourriez le penser. 64% des résidents des États-Unis n’ont pas de passeport qui est la deuxième pièce la plus commune d’identité acceptable. 18% n’ont pas de permis de conduire, qui est de toutes la pièce d’identité la plus commune. Ce dernier chiffre concerne le secteur de la population le plus vulnérable à la suppression d’électeurs. En tant que groupe, ils sont plus âgés, plus pauvres et ont plus de probabilité de ne pas être des descendants d’Européens ».Wayne Smith ajoute que, depuis 2005, il y a eu 17 condamnations prononcées en vertu des lois sur le vote au Missouri. « Plus l’électorat est pauvre, plus il est facile de supprimer ses votes ».Le Révérend Joseph Pae, recteur de l’Église épiscopale All Saints de Great Neck dans l’État de New York, dit qu’il espère pouvoir reprendre la campagne d’inscription sur les listes électorales qu’il avait organisé lors les primaires du 19 avril.L’association Korean American Civil Empowerment avait sponsorisé la campagne et procédé à l’inscription d’une dizaine d’électeurs pour qui c’était la première fois, ajoute-t-il.« Dans le passé, la communauté coréenne n’a pas été active en ce qui concerne les inscriptions sur les listes électorales. Nous essayons de mieux sensibiliser les électeurs » confie Joseph Pae à ENS. La réunion a consisté en conversations neutres et en informations sur les élections ainsi qu’en aide pour remplir les formulaires d’inscription sur les listes électorales.« Certaines personnes était auparavant hésitantes mais elles ont apprécié de pouvoir assister à un forum à l’église » explique-t-il.En Californie, où près de 650 000 nouveaux électeurs se sont inscrits en six semaines avant la date limite du 23 mai pour les primaires dans l’État, l’église All Saints met à disposition chaque dimanche la possibilité de s’inscrire sur les listes électorales pendant la période des élections.« Nous invitons la League of Women Voters [Ligue d’électrices] à avoir un stand à la fin de nos offices et à procéder à des inscriptions sur les listes électorales si besoin est » dit Juliana Serrano, directeur paix et justice.L’Église de Pasadena qui compte 3 000 membres a fait l’objet d’une enquête du Service américain des impôts en 2004 après que son ancien recteur, le Révérend George Regas, a prêché un sermon deux jours avant l’élection de 2004 dans lequel il imaginait Jésus participant à un débat politique avec les candidats à la présidence qui étaient alors George W. 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From The City of ApopkaThe Apopka players were recognized during Sunday night’s NBA game between the Orlando Magic and the Memphis Grizzlies – a ceremony also attended by the Apopka police and fire honor guard.Apopka police officers and firefighters topped several other teams including a heavily favored four-time champion to winThe Harris Foundation also awarded Apopka with $5,000 to be donated to a local charity.Sunday’s 2016 Orlando Magic Guns & Hoses basketball tournament at the Amway Center.Apopka defeated the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcers in overtime of the final game by a score of 42-36. The Apopka players were recognized during Sunday night’s NBA game between the Orlando Magic and the Memphis Grizzlies – a ceremony also attended by the Apopka police and fire honor guard.The Harris Foundation also awarded Apopka with $5,000 to be donated to a local charity. Other teams in the basketball tournament included the Orange County Fire Department, Coleman Federal Correctional Center, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Corrections and the Kissimmee Police Department.The Apopka team included: firefighters Earl Hines and Justin Joseph as well Josue Velez and police officers Rafael Baez, Jimmy Fillmon, Steve Landry, Metro SWAT Member Julio Ramos, Josean Velez, and Bryan Voiselle. The Apopka Honor Guard are: Steve Harmon, Cliff MacDonald, Jim Maloney and Josean Velez. Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSAmway CenterApopka Fire DepartmentApopka Police DepartmentOrlando MagicThe City of Apopka Previous articleWant Heartburn Relief?Next articleJohn Land Apopka Community Trust – Open for Business Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Save this picture!Courtesy of gwjarchitektur+ 17 Share Year: Apartments Loft Apartments Alte Sagi Innerberg / GwjarchitekturSave this projectSaveLoft Apartments Alte Sagi Innerberg / Gwjarchitektur ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/213414/loft-apartments-alte-sagi-innerberg-gwjarchitektur Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/213414/loft-apartments-alte-sagi-innerberg-gwjarchitektur Clipboard “COPY” Loft Apartments Alte Sagi Innerberg / Gwjarchitektur Switzerland CopyApartments•Wohlen, Switzerland Projects Text description provided by the architects. Loft Apartments AlteSagiInnerberg In Innerberg, Switzerland, on a former wood work site, a new apartment building has been designed. Based on an existing volume of 3 meters height and a depth of 20 meters, a flexible living space appears where once carpenters and joiners used to build furniture.Save this picture!Courtesy of gwjarchitekturThe existing volume is divided in 7 parts. Two Apartments are building the basic type. The upper apartment has an additional gallery. The distinct floor plan design results in an outstanding amount of freedom. The kitchen and bathroom arrangement creates the structural core, from there, everything is possible.Whether it should be a loft without any further subdivisions or a 3 room apartment.Save this picture!Courtesy of gwjarchitekturAnother feature is the additional room between the living space and the balcony. In summer, it serves as loggia, in transition period as living room extension and in winter as a passive energy source. The expressed structure defines the character through its authentic materials.Save this picture!Courtesy of gwjarchitekturThe structure of the building is as well its surface. Dividing walls and ceilings are made of concrete, facade and roof are designed in wood.The two materials create an authentic mood and atmosphere.With controlled ventilation, solar powered heating, a compact volume and passive sun protection, the house uses very little additional energy and achieves the Swiss Minergiepassivstandart.Save this picture!Courtesy of gwjarchitekturProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Submissions: BOFFO Show HouseArticles’Thomas B. Thrigesgade’ City Design / entasisArticlesProject locationAddress:Wohlen, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Gwjarchitektur Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 CopyAbout this officeGwjarchitekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsWohlen bei BernHousingWohlenSwitzerlandPublished on March 06, 2012Cite: “Loft Apartments Alte Sagi Innerberg / Gwjarchitektur” 06 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Funding Scotland New Community Chest from Voluntary Action Fund Scotland Howard Lake | 5 September 2008 | News 53 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Voluntary Action Fund in Scotland is launching a new Community Chest to provide grants to small community groups across Scotland.Special priority will be given to applications from Clackmannanshire, Inverclyde or South Ayrshire. Grants will be for a maximum of £1000 and will only be given to groups with an annual income below £25,000.The emphasis is on enabling groups to build their capacity, hold an event, or buy an essential piece of equipment that will enable them to improve their effectiveness, and with the money comes the opportunity to attend free workshops on subjects ranging from charity law to writing successful funding applications.The Voluntary Action Fund, which up to the end of 2003 was called the Unemployed Voluntary Action Fund, is managing the Community Chest on behalf the Scottish Government.More information.There is an application form, and it and full details of the fund are available atwww.voluntaryactionfund.org.uk/grant-schemes/CommYou can also call the Voluntary Action Fund and ask Patricia McKibben or Chris Smith, the Community Chest Grants Officer, about the Community Chest.Voluntary Action FundDunfermline Business CentreUnit 14, Izatt AvenueDunfermlineKY11 3BZTel: 01383 620780.E-mail: [email protected] date: Applications dealt with as received and you should allow 4-6 weeks for applications to be processed.This information is provided by Fundinginformation.org, the online news, information and support service for fundraisers and funding advisers throughout the UK. For subscription details go towww.fundinginformation.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Quito, Ecuador, Feb. 4 — The air was almost festive this balmy morning in Quito when Zoila Ramírez went out to vote against a seven-point referendum that would decide if Ecuador moves further away from its “Citizens’ Revolution” led by former President Rafael Correa. All was calm as the current President Lenín Moreno’s call for a “Yes” vote prevailed by 64 to 36 percent, according to CNE, the National Electoral Council.The “Yes” vote prevents Correa, who was president from 2007 to 2017, from running for president again in 2021. This is important because despite the setback on the referendum, Correa remains the single most popular political leader in Ecuador. He is identified with the gains of the Citizens’ Revolution, which led to social and economic advances for the masses.Correa, who led a popular, month-long caravan through Ecuador starting Jan. 7 that contested Moreno and the referendum, tried to rally his supporters after the vote. He tweeted, “Congratulations to all of our militants. No movement by itself can achieve the 36 percent that we achieved, even more unlikely in so little time and in such an unequal struggle. The struggle continues. … Ever forward to victory.”Correa was emphatic in a TeleSUR interview after the vote that he’s not interested in running again and that he only returned to campaign for “NO” on crucial question #3. That allows Moreno to replace the 10 constitutionally elected members of the powerful Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS) and through the CPCCS to replace another 150 state officials in what amounts to a dictatorial power grab. The CPCCS was established to institutionalize the appointment of state officials and empower citizens to participate in their nomination, which had historically been a matter of dividing the spoils between power brokers.Not only Moreno, but the banks, the oligarchy, the privately owned media, the imperialists and some 40 social organizations, including the unions, which represent 4 percent of the working class, the Socialist Party and the Comunist Party Ecuatoriano — which is being denounced by Ecuador’s original CPE for its opportunism — supported the “Yes” vote on the referendum. The only social organization supporting the “No” was the National Women’s Forum, which was prevented from running their video spots on TV.That 36 percent of the people questioned the official discourse and voted “No” on the crucial unconstitutional referendum question #3, which was designed to grant dictatorial powers to the new president, was still significant.Nevertheless, there are fears that the regime will prevent Correa from returning home and that he will join former Vice President Jorge Glas as a political prisoner. Glas was convicted in December on alleged corruption charges. Many people consider this a legal lynching in this land of 16.4 million people, similar to the “soft coup” or “lawfare” which the oligarchy and imperialists used against Lula da Silva this year and Dilma Rousseff in 2016 in Brazil. A setback for the left in Ecuador will have consequences for all of Latin America.The popular ex-president of Uruguay, José “Pepe” Mujica, worries that the people of Ecuador are too quiet.Moreno turns to the rightAfter running as the candidate of Alianza PAIS, Correa’s party, and winning a narrow victory over banker Guillermo Lasso, Moreno abandoned his campaign promises and adopted the program of the right wing starting in March.Now Correa denounces Moreno as a professional impostor, a liar and a traitor. Moreno’s circle includes Jaime Durán Barba, who also advises right-wing Argentine President Mauricio Macri in the art of dirty politics. Eduardo Mangas resigned as presidential secretary after his taped words went viral, saying that Moreno made secret deals with an opposition party prior to the election.Moreno even invited the FBI several days ago to investigate a bomb attack in Esmeraldas Province. A free trade agreement with the U.S. is in the works. Moreno is allied with bankers determined to maintain “dollarization” at all costs. Moreno calmed the bankers’ fears by putting the private banks in charge of electronic money. The paranoid bankers’ nightmare was that electronic money would end Ecuador’s use of U.S. currency.Moreno has usurped dictatorial control of the state, and only a mass struggle will reverse the counterrevolution. Voting or passive support for the old Correistas won’t change things. Correa told TeleSUR in the Feb. 4 interview that the youth must carry on the struggle.Correa’s historyMore than 2 million people emigrated after Ecuador’s dependent neoliberal economy collapsed in the late 1990s. Their remittances saved thousands of families from destitution. The political upheaval from that disaster sparked the Citizens’ Revolution that united the people and ultimately put Correa in office in 2007.Correa was also swept into power by the so-called “pink tide” of popular uprisings against military dictatorships in Latin America and the neoliberal Washington Consensus at the turn of the century.Rafael Correa is compared favorably with the great President Eloy Alfaro. who introduced progressive changes in the early 20th century that benefitted Indigenous, women and poor citizens at the expense of the oligarchs and the church.After Correa was elected, the Alianza PAIS movement founded a new constitutional order in 2008 with the framing of the Constitution of Montecristi. During Correa’s presidency, the rule of law was established, the infrastructure was developed, and education and health care were expanded. Government policies lifted 2 million people out of poverty during a period when oil prices were high. The Correa government refused to make the people pay for the crisis of capitalism with austerity and made Ecuadorians proud of their country.In the following years, Ecuador put an end to neoliberal relations with the United States. Correa expelled the World Bank representative, renegotiated the foreign debt, and established trade and financial relations with China. Correa’s government reversed the terms of oil contracts with multinational corporations so that 80 percent of revenues now benefit the country.In an important move, the contract for the U.S. military base in Manta was not renewed in July 2009. Friendly relations were established with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez and Evo Morales, along with membership in CELAC (the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) and UNASUR (the Union of South American Nations). Many Ecuadorians in North America and especially in Europe appreciated the support they got from Correa’s government, and they are now extremely critical of Moreno’s alliance with the bankers.Dominant capitalist relations on the continent, however, were fundamentally unchanged, leaving capitalists in control of most industry, banking and media. In Ecuador, unions and social organizations, including some infiltrated by the CIA, fell into conflict with Correa. The lack of mass organizing for struggle and weaknesses on the national question regarding Indigenous nations became Correa’s Achilles heel.Though Ecuador is an incredibly beautiful country, one never knows when the next big earthquake will shake it up, like the one that struck the coast on April 16, 2016.Zoila Ramírez is proud of Correa’s powerful response to that earthquake, which took hundreds of lives. Ramírez returned with this writer to the country of her birth in 2015, after many years in New York, because she admired what economist Rafael Correa and his Alianza PAIS movement had accomplished in 10 years. Zoila never doubted that Ecuador’s commitment to bettering the lives of its people would change.Moreno’s treacheryBut things did change for the worse. Engineer Jorge Glas, who had managed the earthquake reconstruction as vice president under Correa, campaigned successfully to win the coast population. But people on the coast rewarded the party of Rafael Correa for coming to their aid by supporting Moreno in the second round of a close presidential election.For his efforts, Glas was rewarded with a six-year prison term. He was framed in the Supreme Court and convicted without proof by an amazing constellation of retrograde forces. The president of the National Assemby and 44 National Assembly members from Glas’s own party, members of the opposition and the entire “judicial” system of prosecutors and judges have magically fallen into line behind Moreno and the media, public as well as private.Jorge Glas is the scapegoat, but he is also a whistleblower who had to be silenced after he exposed a corrupt deal that Moreno made with disgraced former President Abdalá Bucaram.Moreno has betrayed not only his party, but those who voted for him. After his inauguration eight months ago, Moreno halted the quake reconstruction process and diverted $300 million of designated aid to the general budget, explaining that the funds were “idle.” Moreno has used the judiciary against his political enemies in a superficial anti-corruption campaign, which is apparently designed first to destroy Correa and second to roll back the Citizens Revolution.Moreno was caught on video joking in a “dialogue” with bankers. The big-wig sitting next to him observed that Moreno would have to start supporting the president he once hated. Moreno replied that he would have to start hating his supporters.Zoila now reflects, “I would think twice or even three times before coming back under these conditions.” She voted “No” — seven times “No”!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Agri-Pulse – Jan 5, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Washington Week Ahead: Senate Set to Advance USMCA Amid Impeachment Battle SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Philip Brasher, Executive Editor Agri-PulseA Senate committee will take up the House-passed implementing bill for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement this week amid a continuing impasse over whether the chamber will hold an impeachment trial for President Donald Trump.The USMCA bill, which passed the House, 385-41, in December after the White House worked out an agreement with Mexico and House Democrats on labor and environmental issues, is certain to pass the Senate overwhelmingly as well, the only question is when.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in December that floor action would have to wait until after an impeachment trial, but it’s not clear when or even if that will take place. McConnell has so far refused to agree to Democratic demands on rules for a trial.The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a meeting Tuesday morning to consider the implementing bill. A spokesman for McConnell said he couldn’t say when the full Senate would act on the measure. But White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday on Fox Business that the full Senate could take up the USMCA measure by the end of the week.“Once it’s marked up (by the Finance Committee), Leader McConnell will then have the opportunity to put it on the floor, and the beauty of fast-track legislation is that it’s a maximum of 20 hours once it goes to the floor for the vote. It’s got a large bipartisan support in the Senate,” Navarro said.The agreement has picked up the backing of a key Democrat in Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a leading presidential candidate who earlier released a set of proposals to restrict future trade negotiations on environmental, labor and consumer issues.“Workers have had the legs taken out from underneath them and this agreement makes improvements,” Warren told Boston CBS affiliate WBZ on Friday.“It’s gonna help open up some markets for farmers, they need that stability. It’s gonna help with enforceable labor standards and that’s gonna be useful. We really need trade negotiations going forward that make sure anyone who wants access to our markets is actually helping us in the fight against climate change and helping build an economy that works for everybody in the US.”Her endorsement of USMCA allows her to differentiate herself from Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of the Feb. 3 caucuses in Iowa that kick off the presidential primary voting.“I want to see improvement for our farmers and workers. It’s not as much improvement as I’d like to see but right now they’re in a terrible hole where Donald Trump has put them. I want to get them out of that hole,” Warren said.As lawmakers return from a two-week holiday break, the House will take up a bill this week to force the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate as hazardous substances a group of chemicals, known as PFAS, that have contaminated underground water supplies.That bill, and a similar, bipartisan version pending in the Senate, would require EPA to designate some PFAS chemicals for regulation under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or Superfund law, which would, in turn, trigger cleanup requirements.The annual defense authorization measure and the fiscal 2020 appropriations bills for EPA and the Defense Department include provisions to accelerate PFAS cleanup, according to an analysis of the issue by the New York University law school.A New Mexico dairy farmer has been especially outspoken in pushing for Congress and the Trump administration to address the issue.Art Schaap, who farms along the Texas border near Cannon Air Force Base, said PFAS contamination made it impossible to sell milk from his 4,000-cow operation. Installing and maintaining filtration equipment on the farm’s 20 farms would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, he said.Here is a list of agriculture- or rural-related events scheduled for this week in Washington and elsewhere:Monday, Jan. 6Tuesday, Jan. 79:30 a.m. – Senate Finance Committee meeting to consider the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement implementing bill, 215 Dirksen.Wednesday, Jan. 810 a.m. – Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, “The Nonpoint Source Management Program Under the Clean Water Act: Perspectives from States,” 406 Dirksen.Thursday, Jan. 98:30 a.m. – USDA releases Weekly Export Sales report.10 a.m. – House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee hearing on the Water Resources Development Act, 2167 Rayburn.10 a.m. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 State of American Business, webcast here.Friday, Jan. 10Noon – USDA releases monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, and monthly Crop Production and annual Crop Production reports.For more news, go to: www.Agri-Pulse.com Washington Week Ahead: Senate Set to Advance USMCA Amid Impeachment Battle Facebook Twitter Previous articleBurnin the Bean Episode 22 -Feed Ingredient Usage as seen by a Swine NutritionistNext articleExpectations High for US Ag Export Growth in 2020 Agri-Pulse