Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgTrans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileTrans-Century Limited is an infrastructure company offering services and expertise in power infrastructure, infrastructure projects and engineering infrastructure. Power infrastructure includes manufacturing electrical cables, overhead conductors, power and control cables, data and communication cables, instrumentation and control cables, mining cables, transformers and switchgear. Infrastructure projects include critical energy and transport infrastructure which supports key pillars of the domestic and export economy. Engineering infrastructure includes providing services for mechanical engineering, civil engineering, transport and logistics and craneage and erection services. Trans-Century Limited has operating divisions in 14 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa. The company was established in 1997 by a group of leading Kenya professionals and investors looking to invest in growth sectors in Africa. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Trans-Century Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

St. Mary’s Church in Napa joins in quake clean-up

first_img By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 27, 2014 Joseph Mazza says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Organ pipes are seen scattered on the chancel floor at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Napa, California, after a magnitude-6 earthquake hit the area early on Aug. 24. Photo: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] While the outside of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Napa, California, looks perfect after the Aug. 24 magnitude-6 earthquake, the inside of the church is a different matter.Organ pipes litter the chancel floor while others hang precariously from the organ loft, some bent like drinking straws. Right after the quake at about 4 a.m., when the Rev. Stephen Carpenter, St. Mary’s rector, and his daughter came to the church with flashlights to check for damage, all of the pipes were still in the loft.However, Carpenter told Episcopal News Service, “gravity or aftershocks or both took over” and some of the pipes later spilled out. The 27-rank Casavant organ was installed in the 1990s, according to Carpenter.The most serious concern, and the reason the rector said the building is red-tagged, are the visible cracks and apparently missing parts of brick and mortar in a gothic stone arch 40 feet above the pulpit and lectern. It is not clear if the damage is cosmetic or structural, Carpenter said, and that will not be determined until a structural engineer can inspect the arch.Meanwhile, the congregation will worship Sunday in the parish hall. Many of the members are used to that since they spent five months worshipping there back in 1999 while the church was undergoing a seismic retrofit. Carpenter noted that just less than a year after that retrofit was finished in October 1999 a magnitude-5.2 temblor hit on Sept. 3, 2000, and the church came through unscathed.Just after the Aug. 24 earthquake, the pipes were still in the organ loft, however precariously. Either gravity or aftershocks or some combination of those forces sent some pipes tumbling to the chancel floor. Photo: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church via Facebook.The Aug. 24 quake caused a lot of damage inside the church. “I don’t even have a book shelf to put my books back into,” Carpenter said of his office which was littered with pieces of fallen bookcases.Parish members have shoveled up the pieces of every single dish in the kitchen after the quake spilled them out of the cupboards.Back in the church, a mosaic of the Holy Spirit that had hung over the baptismal font since 1954 came off the wall. One large piece was found covering the font and the rest is in pieces on the floor of the nave. A Madonna statue on the church’s Mary Altar also broke when the shaking sent it tumbling to the ground.Carpenter, who has been St. Mary’s rector for 31 years, said the house that he and his wife, Fran, live in is a mess, too. He filled a large garbage can with pieces of pottery, china, crystal and antique clocks. A grandfather clock that belonged to his grandfather is in two pieces.A Napa native, Carpenter lost many family members in an airplane crash in the 1970s and, he said, many of the things destroyed in his home were “memories of my family.”As they cleaned up the house, “we kept saying ‘it’s only stuff,’ but it’s still sad,” he said.A 60-year-old mosaic of the Holy Spirit fell off the wall and broke apart on the baptismal font. Photo: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church via FacebookThe only St. Mary’s parishioner apparently injured during the quake was an elderly woman who had gotten out of bed just before the temblor struck. She fell to the floor, breaking her hip. Carpenter said the woman is now recovering from surgery.The magnitude-6 quake struck at 3:20 a.m. PDT about five miles south-southwest of the city of Napa. Napa boasts a large number of Victorian-era buildings and is one of the centers of Northern California’s wine country.The quake was felt widely throughout the region, from more than 200 miles south of Napa and as far east as the Nevada border, the Associated Press reported.There were numerous aftershocks in the hours after what is being called the South Napa Quake, with four of them measuring 2.5 or more having struck by 8 a.m. PDT on Aug. 24.St. Mary’s parish, built on the corner of Third and Patchett streets in 1931, was originally known as Christ Church, dates back to 1858 and was once located a few blocks to the east near First United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches. Those two churches were more heavily damaged in the quake. Video damage in Napa shot from a drone shows damage to First Presbyterian Church at the 2:16 mark and the damaged First United Methodist building at 2:46 here.The quake was the largest to shake the San Francisco Bay Area since the magnitude-6.9 Loma Prieta quake struck in 1989, collapsing part of the Bay Bridge roadway and killing more than 60 people, most when an Oakland freeway fell. The quake hit during the afternoon rush hour just after 5 p.m. local time.“Our chandeliers were all swinging in unison” during Loma Prieta, whose epicenter was on the Pacific Coast about 115 miles south of Napa, Carpenter said.The magnitude-6 quake tumble a Madonna statue of the Mary Altar. Photo: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church via Facebook.No one was killed in the Aug. 24 quake and the City of Napa said on Aug. 25 that 208 people were treated at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa with 17 admitted.The city said on the morning of Aug. 27 that 113 buildings had been red tagged, indicating that they are unusable or uninhabitable due to damage from the quake, and approximately 500 have yellow tags, meaning that caution is required in those buildings.  The “initial gross estimate” of damage to privately owned homes and commercial structure in the city is $300 million, not including inventory and other economic losses. The estimate, the city, also does not include public buildings or infrastructure.Many people have been helping businesses in the heart of the Northern California vineyards get cleaned up before dealing with their own home, Carpenter said. he recalled seeing people helping out the owners of an olive oil and balsamic vinegar store in downtown Napa where so many bottles had broken that oil was running out the front door, across the sidewalk and into the gutter.“Disasters have a way of bringing out the best or the worst in people,” he said. “Most often it shows people’s humanity.”The quake struck just as “crush,” the wine harvest, was beginning. Crush is a major tourist event as well as the normally exciting finish to the growing season with the anticipation of what this year’s vintage will be like, but now “there’s just like a cloud over everybody,” Carpenter said.“But, we’re moving forward,” he added.A television interview with Carpenter by the ABC affiliate in San Diego is here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. St. Mary’s Church in Napa joins in quake clean-up Red-tagged building needs inspection, organ replacing August 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm My prayers for this parish. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA August 29, 2014 at 11:47 am I was worried about the structure, glad to hear that it had been retrofitted. I grew up in Napa and went to St. Mary’s, and still think it is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. Will be sending some money to help with the repairs. 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Our churches are so special to us. Yes, damages can be repaired and things replaced, but the places where we worship and share the Eucharest are very special to us. I love our parish, her clergy and parishioners, and I love the building that is 150+ years old. To see it damaged would be heartbreaking. So my thoughts and prayers go with you and to all who have lost someone or something in this tragedy. God’s peace and blessings to you. CMC Rector Collierville, TN martha knight says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Jerry Brown says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI August 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm My prayers for you and Fran, and your good people, in dealing with the disaster. ~ joe+ 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 Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ September 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm I grew up in St. Mary’s, baptized, confirmed and married there, and tears come to my eyes in reading this report of the damage. My prayers will be for the parishionersand clergy of St. Mary’s, as well as that the repair to the building will be done quickly. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Catherine Cheek says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Central Africa applied ’embassy’ protocol for ACC’s visiting female priests

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Rose Hudson-Wilkin celebrates the Eucharist at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka. Photo: Gavin Drake/ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] When the Anglican Consultative Council met for its 16th plenary meeting (ACC-16) in Zambia this month, female priests and bishops who were part of the ACC were able to celebrate the Eucharist within the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, even though the province of Central Africa does not ordain women.The provincial youth co-ordinator of Central Africa, the Rev. Canon Bob Shiubula, coordinated much of the worship during the ACC. He described the position as similar to the protocol for foreign embassies. “There was a recognition that when the ACC sits here, it is almost like people behave in an embassy,” he said. “The American embassy will sit in Zambia but it will have rules of its own within itself. So we had to recognize that – it [the ACC] sits in Zambia, yes, but it has its own rules what governs it.“And so the archbishop and the other bishops sat down and agreed that within the confines of the meeting, the women priests could celebrate the Mass; but when we move out to our parishes, they are under the rules of the Central Africa Province. People have been happy and nobody has raised any concerns.“When you go into our parishes women are extremely active – most of our lay readers are women. They may not consecrate the Eucharist but they distribute the Eucharist and they lead the whole worship service.”Shiubula says that there have been moves towards the acceptance of women’s ordination in the province and that “generally, acceptance is beginning to grow,” although he says that “we [have] still get pockets of disagreement.”The Dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, the Very Rev. Charlie Thomas, says that the step-by-step approach towards women’s ordination in the province was in part a desire by those advocating it to walk with those who are opposed.“The ordination of women priests is a matter of time,” he said. “There have been dioceses, over the years, who have gone to the synod and said we agree to ordain women to the diaconate; and said ‘OK, that’s our position as a diocese, as a synod, however we will not break it. We will wait for our brethren to join us. We will let them know how we fell.’“And that unity – we kept the church together not because everybody agreed; but everybody agreed to disagree. This province has that beauty.“There are several people who would ordain women to the priesthood tomorrow if they were together as one mind of the province. That is part of the sacrificial waiting, sacrificial giving – not because we are in agreement but because we believe we want to do it together.“There is a timing factor there – maybe God’s timing. If you travelled around the province there is a diversity of opinion about that.”He explained that the “shock” of women priests has been taken away by the number of female clergy who have visited the province from elsewhere in the Anglican Communion. Women priests “have stood at the altar and helped, or they were part of the worship; and the church is still standing. It hasn’t fallen down,” he said.“The timing is crucial because you have to take everybody with you on this. Where this issue faces a challenge in this province is more the laity than the clergy. We are sensitive to that and so let’s wait until everybody is of one mind.“It is a Christian thing to do – you don’t run faster than others just because you are stronger than the weaker ones – you take them along. I think that is something the communion can learn from us as a patient process.“Waiting on the Lord can be quite irritating because he doesn’t answer according to your speed; but we are also careful not to run faster than our legs.”One of the women priests who celebrated the Eucharist in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross during ACC-16 was the Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, chaplain to the House of Commons – the lower house of the U.K.’s Parliament.“I find it deeply moving, in the first instance, to be invited to celebrate,” she said. “And to find afterwards that I am celebrating at an altar where they don’t normally allow women – one feels privileged to be in that position and does not enter into that act of celebrating without being aware of the many women who could potentially be in this particular role and celebrating themselves.“I hope that what it has done is to give the dioceses even more confidence that it has happened and the cathedral hasn’t fallen apart! God’s praise has been made; worship has been offered – offered with dignity – and for folks to go away with a sense of ‘it was good to be here.’”last_img read more

Activist Nabeel Rajab cleared of libel but kept in jail on other charges

first_imghttps://twitter.com/NABEELRAJAB/status/208853736494350336 Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Receive email alerts October 14, 2020 Find out more August 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Activist Nabeel Rajab cleared of libel but kept in jail on other charges RSF_en Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation Related documents 120710_bahrain_new_jail_term_ar.doc-2.pdfPDF – 310.8 KBRights activist Nabeel Rajab victimised by justice authorities – In arabicPDF – 50.1 KB News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bahrain Read in Arabic (بالعربية)A Bahrain appeal court today cleared human rights activist Nabeel Rajab of charges of libelling the citizens of the town of Muharraq on Twitter, his lawyer Mohamed Al-Jishi announced.Reporters Without Borders notes the decision but points out that Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the Gulf Center for Human Rights, has already been in prison for two of the three months to which he was sentenced on July 9. Furthermore, charges of participating in three illegal demonstrations, for which he received a three-year sentence on 16 August, still stand. His appeal in that case is due to be heard on 10 September. Many supporters of the activist and representatives of foreign embassies attended today’s hearing. Rajab, who was allowed to speak, criticized the poor prison conditions, saying he was held in solitary confinement and subjected to physical and psychological torture. News News News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors March 17, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders urges the Bahraini authorities to withdraw all the charges against him and to release him immediately. The international community must put pressure on the kingdom with this in view.———————-16.08.2012 – Rights activist Nabeel Rajab given three-year jail sentenceRead in Arabic (بالعربية)After several adjournments, Nabeel Rajab, human rights activist and president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was sentenced today to three years’ imprisonment for participating in illegal demonstrations. His lawyer, Mohamed al-Jishi, announced he would appeal against the decision.Meanwhile, the appeal against his three-month jail term, handed down on July 9 for posting messages on Twitter allegedly libelling the citizens of the town of Muharraq (see below), has been adjourned until 23 August. Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the sentenced imposed on Rajab by the Bahraini justice authorities, and calls for his immediate release and for the charges against him to be dropped.“The fact that the hearing has been adjourned so many times raises doubts over how seriously the Bahraini court system is treating the case and how committed the authorities are to democratic reform,” the press freedom organization said. “Once again, we stand alongside the family of Nabeel Rajab and the many voices raised in criticism of the crackdown on dissidents in the country. Pressure on the kingdom must be maintained.” The human rights activist Said Yousif Almuhafda, a known supporter of Rajab’s, was detained for three hours and beaten at a police checkpoint yesterday, without access to a lawyer or being presented with an arrest warrant. Banners in support of Rajab were confiscated from him. A day earlier, Rajab’s wife Sumaya published an open letter written on behalf of herself and their children urging the international community, the United Nations and human rights organizations to intercede with the Bahraini authorities to demand his release and an end to the abuses against him and his family, and to allow him to resume his human rights activities as guaranteed under international conventions. After his sentence was announced, Sumaya Rajab said on Twitter: “The government is using the court system to take revenge on activists and opponents. The verdict against Nabeel proves that the courts are not independent and merely carry out the orders of the government.”———————-02.08.2012 – Rights activist Nabeel Rajab victimised by justice authoritiesRead in Arabic (بالعربية)On 5th August, a Bahrain court will hear an appeal by the activist Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, against the conviction and three-month jail sentence imposed on him last month for posting messages on Twitter that were alleged to be libellous.At the same hearing, the court will consider another case against him for participating in illegal demonstrations, originally due to be heard on 26 September. Pending the appeal verdict in a few days’ time, Reporters Without Borders deplores the authorities’ harassment of Rajab and expresses concern about the position of human rights campaigners in Bahrain.“We urge the Bahraini justice authorities to drop the charges against Nabeel Rajab and call for his immediate release,” the press freedom organization said. It condemned the crackdown on dissident voices and called on the international community to step up the pressure on the kingdom.Rajab was found guilty of libelling the citizens of the town of Muharraq. In his tweets he accused the prime minister – who was visiting the town — of corruption and called on him to resign, saying the people had welcomed him only because they had been offered subsidies. ——————————–10.07.2012 – Scandalous verdict sends rights activist back to prisonRead in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the latest conviction and three-month sentence imposed on the activist Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, for posting messages on Twitter on 2 June that were alleged to be libellous. The eagerness with which the authorities have pursued Nabeel Rajab, whose only crime was to express himself freely, is yet another affront to human rights activists,” the press freedom organization said. “The international community must step up its pressure on the kingdom, which is pursuing its crackdown against dissident voices with impunity.“We urge Bahrain’s judicial authorities to concentrate its efforts on the cases of torture and serious human rights violations of the past few months and to call the perpetrators to account.”The Fifth Lower Criminal court yesterday found Rajab guilty of libelling the citizens of the town of Muharraq. In his tweets he accused the prime minister – who was visiting the town — of corruption and called on him to resign, saying the people had only welcomed him because they had received subsidies.A few hours later, hooded police officers entered his home after surrounding it, and took him away by force (click here for video).Rajab was detained for three weeks in June while the case against him was investigated. According a statement by the public prosecutor, the decision to remand him in custody was made after the citizens of Muharraq accused him of “publicly vilifying Muharraq citizens and questioning their patriotism with disgraceful expressions posted via social networking websites”.The verdict is particularly harsh. The BCHR website quoted Rajab’s lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi as saying the most severe penalty in libel cases was usually a fine. According to the Reuters news agency, al-Jishi said the judge had specified that the time Rajab had already spent in jail would count towards the sentence. Al-Jish has lodged an appeal, which will be heard on 18 July in the Higher Appeal Court.At the end of June, the final verdict was given in a case concerning a commentary he had posted on Twitter, in which he was alleged to have “insulted the statutory bodies”. He was ordered to pay a fine of 300 dinars (about 650 euros) and a travel ban against him was lifted. Despite this, he was prevented from leaving Bahrain on 6 July on a scheduled trip to a number of countries, including France, for meetings.Proceedings are still pending against Rajab in two cases linked to participation in illegal demonstrations. BahrainMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Nationally Recognized Professor, Musician and Artist Nominated for 2014 Music Educator’s Grammy

first_img 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Professor Sylvester Carl HendersonJonathan DeCuir, the 1st Assistant Pastor of Victory Bible Full Gospel Baptist ChurchSylvester Carl Henderson renowned professor, musician and artist is nominated for a 2014 Music Educator’s Grammy and is credited as a significant contributor to the success of resident community leader, pastor and producer Jonathan DeCuir, the 1st Assistant Pastor of Victory Bible Full Gospel Baptist Church and founder and CEO of SEP, A Resource Company Inc.“Professor Henderson was my music teacher during my undergrad studies at UC Berkeley, I soon became his musical director and played keyboard for him on a professional level beyond my undergrad for 15 years. He became my mentor and taught me everything about business, music and how to sustain success.”As a current resident of Northern California and Professor of Music at UC Berkeley, Henderson has influenced the lives of hundreds of young men specifically African-American men across the country. His impact has penetrated hundreds of lives both directly and indirectly. “I was deeply honored by this very humbling consideration [for Grammy]” says Professor Henderson. With over 32 years in education, Professor Henderson considers it an incredible privilege to have encouraged, lead and counseled students in every level of educational achievement possible.Though separated by geographic distance, Henderson is forever and always connected to the uplifting of lives through those he mentors.In his footsteps, Jonathan DeCuir is making his mark by enhancing and uplifting lives through dedicated mentoring, public speaking and books. As the author of two books, facilitator of character development in the workplace with Los Angeles County’s Department of Parks and Recreation R.E.A.A.C.H. program and the Jackie Robinson Center where he facilitates a 16 week curriculum on character development that targets the city’s vulnerable youth and those who are impacted by gang affiliation and lifestyle Jonathan carries the living legacy of Henderson through his work in the Pasadena community. Top of the News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. People Nationally Recognized Professor, Musician and Artist Nominated for 2014 Music Educator’s Grammy Article and Photos courtesy of VICTORY BIBLE CHURCH Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013 | 1:02 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Subscribe HerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge

first_imgEmail TAGSbusinessKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostThe Irish Business Design Challenge Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp Facebook Twitter BusinessLimerickNewsLimerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design ChallengeBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2020 141 center_img Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Business finance man calculating budget numbers, Invoices and financial adviser working.LIMERICK business are being encouraged to accept the challenge from the Design & Crafts Council Ireland to take part in the Irish Business Design Challenge 2020. The Irish Business Design Challenge is a competition in which micro, small and medium Irish businesses (MSMEs) across all sectors in Limerick and around the country are invited to share the challenges they are experiencing as a result of COVID-19 and the solutions they have designed to resolve and adapt to the current environment. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The aim of the Irish Business Design Challenge is to recognise the resilience and innovation of MSMEs in a year that has proven to be challenging for businesses as a result of the pandemic. The competition will profile a selection of businesses over a number of weeks, during which an expert panel of judges and members of the public will have the chance to vote for their ‘hero’ business.The Irish Business Design Challenge is open to three categories of business: ·         Micro (1 – 10 employees) ·         Small (11 – 50 employees) ·         Medium (51 – 250 employees) It is free to enter with a deadline for entry of Wednesday 28 October 2020. There is an overall prize fund in excess of €50,000, with a €15,000 first prize for the winner of each category and €2,000 for the runner-up in each category. Dearbhail McDonald, Author and Broadcaster, will chair the expert judging panel. The challenge is in partnership with the Department of Business, Innovation and Enterprise, the Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland. Announcing the launch of the competition, CEO DCCI, Rosemary Steen said, “I am delighted to launch the Irish Business Design Challenge alongside Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices.  “Small businesses are of central importance to Ireland’s economy and we want to celebrate those businesses that have overcome so much over the past few months due to Covid-19.” “We are calling on micro, small and medium Irish businesses that have reinvented their overall working model, in order to adapt and diversify quickly to meet the challenges they are facing in the current economic environment.  “We want to hear from businesses who have developed or redesigned their products or services to meet current and future needs. Through the Irish Business Design Challenge, we want to harness the ingenuity of the SME sector, to help other businesses and communities across Ireland.” Encouraging businesses in Limerick to enter before the October 28 deadline, Mike Cantwell, Head of the Local Enterprise Office in Limerick said: “In the Local Enterprise Office, we are in the privileged position to work with some of the most innovative small businesses in the county and for many of them, intelligent design is at the core of what they do.” “In recent months, we have seen this come to the fore as many have had to redesign their existing products, or pivot to new ones linked to their supply chain. The Irish Business Design Challenge is a fantastic way to recognise these businesses and highlight some of the innovative and brilliant design that is out there across our county. “We would encourage every small business in Limerick City and County to take a look at this competition and see how they can benefit from entering.” Paul McKeown, Executive Director at Enterprise Ireland said: “This year has proven to be a difficult year for Irish business but for many it has consequently become an opportunity to develop and reinvent. “Businesses of all sizes have been taking steps to design new products or services, shift their business model and/ or develop new systems of management while also adapting to the new trading environment.” “With winner and runner-up prizes in three categories and an overall prize fund of €50,000, we are recognising the resilience and innovation of MSMEs nationwide and supporting emerging projects, products or services with the potential to provide solutions for a range of enterprises. “We are keen to hear from SMEs about their new approaches to operation and I am encouraging all those who are interested to apply today.”  The Irish Business Design Challenge is open for entries until 28 October 2020. For further information please visit https://www.dcci.ie/irish-business-design-challenge   Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Previous articleAdare dethrone Newcastle West to book last four spotNext articleNeed for Limerick Suicide Watch has never been greater Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

No plans yet for Hamilton Shirt Factory site following weekend demolition.

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – January 16, 2012 Facebook Twitter Google+ No plans yet for Hamilton Shirt Factory site following weekend demolition. Newsx Adverts Following the demolition of the old Hamilton Shirt Factory in Derry at the weekend, thoughts in the city are now turning to what happens next on the site.Cllr Paul Fleming is Chair of Derry City Council’s Planning Committee – He says he’d like to see something done in time for the City of Culture celebrations next year, but doesn’t believe that’s realistic.He says it’s desirable that an appropriate development is put forward as quickly as possible……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/00paul1pm.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Pinterest Twittercenter_img Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleFailte Ireland urged to include Inishowen in Wild Atlantic DriveNext articleHSE publishes service plan with no confirmation of Donegal bed closure plans News Highland WhatsApp Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday 13th November

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – November 13, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday 13th NovemberAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/monnews.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Google+ Facebookcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday 13th November Twitter Previous articleAaron Barry is the latest Derry player to leave for champions Cork CityNext articleBritain’s Parliament to debate and vote on final Brexit withdrawal deal News Highland Twitter Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

UPDATE: City of Hoboken backs off its attempt at eminent domain…

first_imgHOBOKEN — Late on a windy Wednesday night, the Hoboken City Council voted unanimously to rescind a previous vote to use eminent domain to take northern waterfront property owned by NY Waterway and turn it into a park.NY Waterway bought the longtime Union Dry Dock ship repair property in November to use as a place to repair its commuter ferries. But Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla wanted to buy it or take it by eminent domain to turn it into a park.Not so fast, said Waterway, who also would add some public space, the company said. NJ Transit took steps to buy the property so that it could lease it back to Waterway for its commuter ferries.After NJ Transit planned to meet Thursday and vote on the matter — and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy indicated that he wasn’t fully on board with Bhalla’s eminent domain idea, preferring parties work together — the council voted to back off.Instead, they will wait for solution that makes all happy.Pictured at the Wednesday council meeting is Mary Ondrejka, a local public space activist who’s nevertheless been speaking out against the pitfalls of using eminent domain in this case (activists 1, pols 0?)For the more in-depth version of this story, keep reading hudsonreporter.com and pick up your Hoboken Reporter this weekend. Come back to this site Sunday for all the news from the print edition, too. ×  1 / 2  BE WISE, COMPROMISE; COMPROMISE AND BE WISE — The #Hoboken City Council voted to rescind a previous vote to try to take New York Waterway ferry property by eminent domain.  2 / 2  Easter bunny at one of the NY Waterway terminals this weekend — veiled commentary unintended, we think. ❮ ❯ 1 / 2  BE WISE, COMPROMISE; COMPROMISE AND BE WISE — The #Hoboken City Council voted to rescind a previous vote to try to take New York Waterway ferry property by eminent domain.  2 / 2  Easter bunny at one of the NY Waterway terminals this weekend — veiled commentary unintended, we think. ❮ ❯last_img read more

Watch Organ Freeman Blast Off At The Historic Capitol Theatre [Pro-Shot]

first_img2017 was a very big year for Organ Freeman, the explosive instrumental jazz-funk fusion trio out of L.A. In addition to releasing their brand new sophomore LP, Respect My Art, to overwhelmingly positive reviews, the band mounted their biggest tour to date (a 30+ date spring run featuring supporting gigs for Umphrey’s McGee and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) and played a number of festivals nationwide including Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine, FL, NOLA Crawfish Festival in New Orleans, LA, Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL, and the inaugural Canyon Jam at the scenic Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellevue, CO.Over Thanksgiving weekend last month, Organ Freeman made their debut at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, opening the festivities for Twiddle. Thanks to nugs.tv, you can watch pro-shot footage of Organ Freeman performing “Go by Richard, Not by Dick”, the opening track from their self-titled debut album, in full multi-cam HD below (via the Organ Freeman YouTube page):Comprised of Rob Humphreys (drums), Erik Carlson (guitar), and Trevor Steer (organ/keys), the young band has already begun to make a reputation for themselves in the funk/jam scene with their unhinged live performances and eclectic, technically proficient recordings. Respect My Art is the band’s second release, following their 2015 self-titled record, Organ Freeman. Their newest effort leads the them largely in a new direction, as they meld EDM electronics with traditional organ trio instrumentation.Organ Freeman Released Their New LP “Respect My Art” Today, And It’s Dope [Stream]Of the new record, Steer explains, “Our goal for this album was to try to create the biggest, most expansive sound we could as a three piece, so instead of writing and arranging with the instrumentation in mind, we decided not to shy away from layering or sounds that wouldn’t normally be considered in an organ trio setting.”For Respect My Art, Organ Freeman ventured outside of the standard drums-keys-guitar lineup of an organ trio and enlisted some heavy hitters to join in on the magic. They invited Theo Katzman of Vulfpeck, as well as Dave Brandwein of Turkuaz, alongside bassist Sean Hurley (Vertical Horizon), trumpet player Sean Billings (Jungle Fire), alto saxophonist Woody Mankowski (The Muller’s Wheel) and tenor saxophonist Jesse McGinty to fill out various tracks on the album, delving deeper into previously uncharted territory for the band.Organ Freeman just announced a run of 4 shows in California in late March opening for Umphrey’s McGee. For a full list of upcoming Organ Freeman tour dates, head over to the band’s website.last_img read more