NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) 2007 Abridged Report

first_imgNMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 abridged results.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw)  2007 abridged results.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Artistas cristianos, musulmanes y judíos se unen en oración por…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Por Amy SowderPosted Oct 20, 2014 Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Artistas cristianos, musulmanes y judíos se unen en oración por el mundo Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA El Rdo. Paul-Gordon Chandler, presidente y fundador de CARAVAN, una organización interreligiosa sin fines de lucro que une culturas y credos de Occidente y el Oriente Medio mediante las artes, de pie junto a una obra de Mahmoud Hamdy en la exposición artística de CARAVAN 2014 que con el título de “AMÉN: una oración por el mundo” se muestra en la catedral de San Juan el Teólogo de Nueva York hasta el 23 de septiembre. Foto de Amy Sowder.[Episcopal News Service] El Rdo. Paul-Gordon Chandler creció en Senegal, país predominantemente musulmán de África Occidental donde su padre fue ministro.A lo largo de su infancia, percibió la tensión entre musulmanes y cristianos.“Creía que debía haber un mejor camino. La mayoría de mis mejores amigos eran musulmanes, y todavía hoy, abundan los musulmanes entre mis amigos más íntimos”, dijo el sacerdote episcopal, sentado en un banco de madera de San Juan el Teólogo [St. John the Divine] la catedral episcopal de Nueva York y el templo gótico más grande del mundo. Él respondía a llamadas y mensajes de texto de su teléfono celular mientras tomaba un receso en el montaje de CARAVAN 2014, una exposición de artes visuales titulada: “AMÉN: una oración por el mundo”.La muestra artística, abierta al público hasta el 23 de noviembre, encarna la misión de Chandler de toda la vida: suavizar las tensiones religiosas y culturales concentrándose en las características compartidas en lugar de intentar sobreponerse a las diferencias. Con el extremismo y la persecución religiosos tan predominantes y tan densamente entrelazados con la política, especialmente en el Oriente Medio, la misión es necesaria ahora más que nunca, afirmó.Obra de arte de Reda Abdel Rahman, cocurador de la exposición CARAVAN 2014, “AMÉN: una oración por el mundo” que se exhibe en la catedral de San Juan el Teólogo in Nueva York hasta el 23 de noviembre. Foto de Amy Sowder.Reda Abdel Rahman es un artista egipcio que participa y que es cocurador de la exposición con Chandler, fundador y presidente de CARAVAN, organización de arte interreligioso sin fines de lucro, con la exposición anual de CARAVAN como iniciativa principal. Este año, seleccionaron a 48 artistas —30 artistas egipcios de origen musulmán y cristiano, y 18 artistas occidentales de origen judío y cristiano. CARAVAN surgió en El Cairo en 2009, para tender puentes entre las culturas y credos del Oriente Medio y Occidente a través de las artes.La obra de 30 artistas egipcios se presentó primero en junio en el Museo de Arte Moderno de El Cairo, y luego se le agregó la obra de 18 artistas occidentales para una exposición conjunta en la Catedral Nacional de Washington, antes de su última escala en Nueva York.Esta sexta exposición anual incluye por primera vez a artistas judíos.Chandler and Rahman eligieron tanto a artistas destacados como noveles que comparten su misión de utilizar el arte para fomentar la unidad, la amistad y la paz en todo el mundo. Los artistas están encargados de interpretar el tema de la exposición en la forma escultórica que les han dado. Este año, es la figura humana en oración a partir de poses tomadas de las fes abrahámicas. La cara del modelo tomado para la oración escultórica es Amón, la deidad de la antigua Tebas en la XI dinastía (en el siglo XXI A.C.) que se considera el primero en inclinar la religión hacia el monoteísmo.El tema “Amén” también encarna el espíritu de la revolución egipcia de enero de 2011, cuando multitudes de musulmanes y cristianos, de diferentes niveles de educación, antecedentes económicos y etnias, se unieron en solidaridad contra las violaciones a los derechos humanos del gobierno autocrático encabezado durante casi 30 años por Hosni Mubarak. Luego de la caída de Mubarak, las primeras elecciones parlamentarias libres del país eligieron como presidente a Mohamed Morsi líder de la Hermandad Musulmana. Pero las protestas contra el autoritarismo de Morsi dieron lugar a un golpe de Estado en 2013 y a la elección del ex general Abdel Fattah el-Sisi en 2014. Chandler estaba residiendo en El Cairo durante todo este período de agitación política.Obras de la exposición de arte CARAVAN 2014 “AMÉN: una oración para el mundo”. Foto de Amy Sowder.Cualquiera que usurpe el poder [en Egipto] inevitablemente tiene nexos con los grupos religiosos, ya se trate de la Hermandad Musulmana, la Iglesia Copta, los musulmanes moderados u otros aliados religiosos, y con frecuencia la secta religioso-política que pierde influencia en las altas esferas del gobierno pierde dignidad, libertad y muy a menudo también la vida de sus partidarios. De manera que los conflictos culturales y religiosos continúan.“Lo que necesitamos es gran visibilidad en los medios de información de cristianos y musulmanes trabajando juntos”, dijo Chandler. “Empieza por configurar la visión del mundo”, afirmó. “Ese es su objetivo al unir a los artistas para los eventos de CARAVAN.Rahman nació en Ismailía, Egipto, y es uno de los más destacados artistas de su país en la actualidad. Creció rodeado por monumentos faraónicos y monasterios coptos, y ello es evidente en su obra. También resulta clara su admiración por la figura femenina y por el papel clave de la mujer en la familia y en la sociedad en general.Para contribuir a la exposición “AMÉN”, Rahman creó una antigua reina egipcia en torno a la cual sólo había emanaciones del bien, sentada encima de Set, el antiguo dios egipcio del mal, que muestra su control sobre las fuerzas del islam político que han agredido a la civilización. Muchas de sus obras combinan diferentes sistemas de creencias.“Pensamos de una sola manera”, dijo Rahman, “por eso yo hago mis retratos de muchas maneras, con la estrella judía y la cruz cristiana y la media luna musulmana. Quiero que diferentes personas sientan que somos lo mismo, también el mismo Dios, tan sólo difiere la cultura”.Rahman conoció a Chandler mientras el sacerdote episcopal atendía, como rector, la iglesia de San Juan el Bautista/Madi [St. John the Baptist/Madi] en El Cairo, la iglesia internacional episcopal/anglicana de habla inglesa de la Diócesis Episcopal de Egipto y el Norte de África. Chandler es también compañero en misión de la Iglesia Episcopal, dedicado al Oriente Medio. Rahman participó como artista en la exposición inicial de Artes Visuales CARAVAN en El Cairo. Ésta es la segunda vez que participa en la curaduría de la exposición de arte CARAVAN. Él vive con su esposa e hijos en Queens, Nueva York, y tienen también una casa en El Cairo.Durante los últimos años, el arte de Rahman ha abordado el tema del conflicto religioso y político en Egipto, el cual se aplica a muchas áreas del Oriente Medio, particularmente al extremismo islámico en Irak y Siria.“En el mundo de hoy, necesitamos paz”, dijo Rahman. “No tenemos que producir todos estos problemas”.Para su obra de arte en la exposición, la artista judía Lilianne Milgrom disfrutó investigando sobre los ángeles, o mensajeros alados, en los textos sagrados islámicos, judíos y cristianos. Nacida en París, Milgrom vivió parte de su infancia en Australia y luego pasó 17 años en Israel antes de establecerse en Washington, D.C.Ella tomó la forma escultórica “AMÉN” en la tradicional pose devota judía, y le añadió alas. El frente del pecho de su ángel aparece blasonado con el código QR para conectar el mundo espiritual con el mundo digital. Los visitantes pueden mover sus teléfonos celulares frente a su escultura para escanear el código que los llevará a www.virtualangel.weebly.com, donde pueden publicar una oración.“La oración es un diálogo, no importa cuál sea la religión, y yo quería hacerla interactiva en cualquier nivel en que se encontrara el espectador, desde ateo a creyente”, dijo Milgrom.Chandler usa un anillo que simboliza el puente que una persona puede tender para conectar a musulmanes y cristianos. Foto de Amy Sowder.Las oraciones en la página web van desde el ateo al cristiano, pasando por el humanista ético y más allá, con toda una variedad de accesos: “Por favor, sálvanos de nosotros mismos”, “Paz para el mundo”, “¿Por qué?” y “Que las personas puedan verse mutuamente lo bueno”.Milgrom y Chandler compartirán la curaduría de la exposición CARAVAN 2015, que se inaugurará en París. Chandler insiste en que la misión de CARAVAN va más allá que alentar el diálogo interreligioso.“Soy un apasionado de las amistades interreligiosas”, dijo Chandler, quitándose el anillo de plata que usa y que muestra a una persona salvando la brecha entre los símbolos de la cruz cristiana y la media luna musulmana.“La amistad implica tiempo y la dedicación a la otra persona”, afirmó. “CARAVAN es un catalizador creativo para eso”.– Amy Sowder es corresponsal de ENS. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

CAF Venturesome completes 500th social investment & warns of unmet demand

first_img  54 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Four out of every five organisations supported have high social impact. CAF Venturesome completes 500th social investment & warns of unmet demand 14% of social investments were made to charities working overseas.According to CAF Venturesome however, there is currently a major shortage of social investment available compared to the level of demand, with the shortage particularly acute for organisations looking for social investment of £150,000 or less.Holly Piper, head of CAF Venturesome, said:“It is clear that there is still a huge amount of rising demand from charities and social enterprises which is not being met. In such tumultuous times, we expect this demand to only increase, as more and more charities look to diversify their income streams and improve their resilience in the face of economic and policy uncertainty.” Advertisement 14% of the organisations backed by CAF Venturesome are based in the South West. The East of England accounted for 12% of social investments followed by London and the South East which each accounted for 11%. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation, has announced that it has made its 500th social investment.CAF Venturesome has now provided charities and social enterprises with more than £40 million in affordable loans since its 2002 launch.CAF Venturesome provides unsecured loans of up to £350,000 to social organisations with a clear charitable purpose, with a particular focus on organisations that can demonstrate their strong social impact but may be considered too high a financial risk by other lenders. Since 2002, it has been supported by more than 100 funders.CAF Venturesome’s analysis of the 500 investments shows that:The average size of a social investment from CAF Venturesome’s main funds was £101,000. Melanie May | 15 July 2016 | News Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation social finance  53 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Unfair trial and illegal imprisonment

first_img March 10, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Unfair trial and illegal imprisonment IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Follow the news on Iran RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders has condemned a one-year jail sentence against journalist Mohsen Sazgara as unfair and contrary to international legal norms. It also spoke out against the arbitrary imprisonment of three journalists since nine months. Reporters Without Borders has condemned a one-year jail sentence against journalist Mohsen Sazgara as unfair and contrary to international legal norms. It also spoke out against the arbitrary imprisonment of three journalists since nine months.Sazgara learned from his lawyer on 8 March that his appeal trial had been heard while he was abroad seeking urgent medical attention, the international press freedom organisation said.”Yet again this is a completely illegal procedure,” Sazgara told Reporters Without Borders. “The Iranian authorities gave me permission to leave the country and waited until I was no longer in Iran to announce this so-called verdict in a trial held in the absence of both the lawyer and the person being sentenced.” “I intend to return to Iran as soon as possible to respond to this farce,” he added.Sazgara was imprisoned on 15 June and then released on bail of six billion rials (about 580,000 euros) on 6 October 2003. A week before his release he had been charged with “undermining national security”, “insulting the Guide of the Islamic Revolution” and “making propaganda against the state” and sentenced to one year in prison. During his 110 days of imprisonment he twice went on hunger strike for 56 and then 23 days to protest against government repression.He was one of the founders of the reformist press in Iran and was publisher of the dailies Jameh, Neshat and Tous, now banned and the creator of the site: www.alliran.net (shut down after his arrest). A courageous political analyst, he wrote, “the past five years have shown that the country’s religious rulers are neither reformable nor effective”. He also called the Guide of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei “dictatorial”, which earned him several stays in Iranian prisons.On the eve of Sazgara’s arrest, on 14 June 2003, three other journalists – Taghi Rahmani, of the weekly Omid-e-Zangan, Reza Alijani, editor in chief of the monthly Iran-e-Farda and winner of the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France 2001 press freedom award, and Hoda Saber, a manager of Iran-e-Farda were jailed for “holding secret meetings with students”. Held for months in solitary confinement, deprived of visits from their lawyers and families, they passed the legal deadline for temporary detention on 6 December 2003.Narges Mohammadi, the wife of Taghi Rahmani, has spoken about her distress at the situation that violates the most basic principles of law. “They are in prison illegally, without charge, without sentence and without trial,” she told Reporters Without Borders. “When we try to get information about their cases, we get no reply and their lawyers do not even have access to their files.”The organisation also condemns ongoing harassment of the press, with the banning of the weekly Qalam-e Moalem accused of carrying news about a major teachers’ strike, and of the weekly Vaght for “offending against good morals”. The managing editor Shahram Mohammad Nia, was given a six-month suspended sentence.With 11 journalists behind bars, Iran is the Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Receive email alerts News March 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Ugandan journalist’s damning account of UAE media censorship

first_img The Emirati English-language newspaper The National fired Ugandan journalist Yasin Kakande for writing an autobiographical novel describing the conditions of migrant workers and media censorship in the United Arab Emirates.Kakande had worked for The National for six years when he was fired in April, a few months after the publication of his book “The Ambitious Struggle: An African Journalist’s Journey of Hope and Identity in a Land of Migrants.”Contacted by Reporters Without Borders in late April, Kakande said The National’s new editor in chief, Mohamed Al-Otaiba, told him on 1 April he had committed two offences by publishing the book – failing to obtain the management’s permission and not showing his employer in the most favourable light.He was dismissed with immediate effect, without any notice, he was forbidden to return to the newspaper’s offices and he was given one month to leave the country. As for his book, it seems to be on the list of publications that are banned in the UAE.The newspaper’s management refused to comment when contacted by Reporters Without Borders yesterday.Kakande’s book, which Reporters Without Borders has read, describes the human trafficking, exploitation, abuses, racism and wage discrimination that migrant workers suffer in the UAE.“As journalists, we should not leave the poor immigrant workers on their own to fight the struggle for their rights,” he says. “How many stories that would have communicated the plight of workers have we decided instead to report in small story briefs or even to trash completely because we feared enraging those in authority and getting fired?”The section of the book entitled “Reporting from Dubai” describes the censorship and self-censorship prevailing in the UAE’s media and how their executives are in practice an integral part of the government’s censorship system. In Chapter 35, page 141, he writes: “All the PR who worked for companies owned by the ruling families thought they were the sheikhs’ de facto censorship arm.” Describing the media as “co-opted” on page 145, he shows that journalism is not easy in a country where secrets must not be exposed and certain subjects must be avoided.Kakande recounts Mohiudin Bin Hendi’s first measures on taking over at the head of City 7 TV in May 2007. “He announced a ban on covering all political stories, saying that he never wanted to clash with the country’s leadership. He was instructing us with immediate effect to put an end to police, court, or other politically related stories”.He also describes how certain journalists are blacklisted by the “PR people,” meaning politicians’ spokesmen or public relations representatives, and cites the example of his article “Buhairah Corniche Road: from bad to worse” about the negative impact of the Al-Majaz urban development project on traffic on the road to Sharjah (one of the UAE’s emirates), as a result of which he was subjected to a great deal of pressure. According to Kakande: “The existing law continues to feed the cancer of journalistic censorship in the UAE, which intimidates many professional journalists wary about what would happen should they dare challenge the government’s strict scrutiny.” Recalling the Federal National Council’s desire in 2009 to reform the press and publication legislation, which dates back to 1980, he cites Human Rights Watch’s criticism of the proposed reform, which included provisions to criminalize insulting the royal family and government officials. He stresses the importance of social networks in the absence of media independence and refers to the arrests of Emirati citizens under the cyber-crime law, something the local media have ignored.“Everything indicates that Yasin Kakande was punished for these embarrassing revelations, which clearly have no place in the Emirati media,” Reporters Without Borders said.Any sign of support for the Muslim Brotherhood or Al Islah, its Emirati affiliate, is severely punished in the UAE, which is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Long jail terms were passed on two netizens who tweeted about the trial of 94 Emiratis accused of Al Islah membership. Only handpicked local journalists were allowed to cover the trial and international observers and journalists were barred from the courtroom.The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and anti-cybercrime units coordinate efforts to monitor and censor the Internet. In late 2012, a cybercrime law reinforced the repressive arsenal available to the government, which has full control over the compliant justice system. April 28, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on United Arab Emirates June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en June 19, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ugandan journalist’s damning account of UAE media censorship RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance to go furthercenter_img United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Organisation News RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group December 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Three Stratford School Educators to Present at Caltech Early Childhood STEM Conference

first_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Top of the News What does it take to teach children as young as preschool to learn coding? Stratford School educators will discuss these concepts and provide how-to take-aways for educators at the annual Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (ECSTEM) Conference February 3-4 in Pasadena.Stratford educators will present at two sessions during the two-day conference. A presentation entitled “Art, Snack, Nap, then Coding,” will address the school’s balanced approach to teaching coding to preschool and kindergarten age students using play-based, plugged and unplugged activities. Presenters are Stratford School educators Allison Wilson, curriculum and training implementation specialist; and Vidya Janardhanan, computer science teacher. Candice Schreuders, senior director of operations for Stratford School in Southern California will speak on the topic of “Coding Made Simple” where she’ll discuss connecting education standards by teaching pre-coding skills to the school’s youngest learners. Stratford School, based in Saratoga, Calif., with 23 campuses in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Orange County, pioneered an early learning STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) curriculum, which incorporates visual arts, language, music, and performing arts with science, technology, engineering, and math. Studies show that early learners excel at these skills when provided the opportunity and guidance to learn them. To do that, educators need resources and training to address these needs. In a newly released report called STEM Start Early conducted by The Joan Ganz CooneyCenter, early age STEAM programs work when they engage parents, support teachers, and connect learning. The study recommends transforming early childhood education and reprioritizing research on the subject in order to succeed. Key to success is using insights from communications science to build goodwill and understanding for early STEM learning.The ECSTEM Conference welcomes more than 700 educators from across the United States. It is presented by The Children’s Center at Caltech. Organizers state that meeting the needs of an economically, ethnically, and socially diverse student population – especially for the youngest of learners – is challenging. To prepare today’s children for the challenges of tomorrow, it is increasingly important that they have developmentally appropriate curriculum, inclusive and culturally sensitive approaches in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).About Stratford School: Established in 1999, Stratford School is a leading independent private school founded on the belief that education is a significant influence in the life of a child. Stratford offers an accelerated curriculum from preschool through eighth grade with an emphasis in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) that incorporates music, physical education, foreign language, and social skills development. Stratford’s goal is to prepare and mentor students for admission to competitive high schools and colleges. All students are provided the necessary tools to excel, and are encouraged to participate actively in leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities. Visit www.stratfordschools.com for more information.More information about the ECTEM conference may be found at ccc.caltech.edu/.For more information on the Stem Start Early program, go to http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/publication/stem-starts-early/ Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Community Newscenter_img Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Education Three Stratford School Educators to Present at Caltech Early Childhood STEM Conference Saturday, Feb. 4 Article and Photo courtesy of STRATFORD SCHOOL Published on Friday, February 3, 2017 | 12:23 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Delhi HC Pulls Up JNU For Apathy In Responding To Requests Of Students And Teachers For COVID Care Facility Within Campus

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Pulls Up JNU For Apathy In Responding To Requests Of Students And Teachers For COVID Care Facility Within Campus LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 May 2021 8:51 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Tuesday pulled up the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for not reacting with “swiftness and alacrity” as COVID cases continue to rise in a plea filed by students and teachers seeking a COVID care centre as well as oxygen production facilities to be set up within the campus.A Bench of Justice Prathiba M. Singh issued notice as well as a slew of directions, while noting that the University’s failure to respond to requests by students and teachers since April 13, if true, “would constitute gross neglect by the JNU administration in a situation which is completely alarming”. The Order goes on to state, “The University is bound to take care of the health of the students and teachers, and make available the facilities, to the extent possible, within the University campus, especially considering the prevalent shortages for hospital beds etc. Judicial notice can be taken of the fact that various organisations and institutions have gone out of their way, during the current pandemic, to make various facilities available to their employees and other stakeholders, in order to safeguard their health during the current surge of the COVID-19 pandemic”. Underlining that there has been a three-fold increase in the number of COVID cases, from 74 around 18th April to 211 on 7th May, the High Court issued the following directions: i) The Registrar, JNU has been directed to file a status report pertaining to the steps that have been taken by the Administration regarding the requests and representations that have been made by the Petitioners dealing with the pandemic within the campus since 2020 and especially since April 13, 2021. ii) The VC/Registrar has been directed to ascertain the necessity and feasibility in respect of creation of the COVID care facility in the JNU campus and file a status report. “The report shall also take into consideration the proposals given by the Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health (CSMCH) as also the proposal for in-house production of oxygen, given by the School of Life Sciences. The authorities in JNU to consider if there is any modification required to the said proposals as has been suggested by the students and teachers associations. The modalities for creation of COVID care facility shall be mentioned in the report”. (iii) The SDM/ADM of the concerned area has been directed to place on record a status report as to whether a COVID care facility can be created at JNU in accordance with the guidelines applicable, and further indicate the manner in which doctors and paramedics, as also nurses, can be made available. Further, whether they would be tied up with any particular hospital, and to obtain the hospital’s concurrence for the same. (iv) The High Court directed the Registrar to convene a meeting today itself, chaired by the VC, to work out the formalities and protocols. Additionally, a second meeting is to be convened tomorrow, which is to include six representatives of the Students and Teachers Union, to discuss the proposals/letters for setting up the facility. The Order directs for the status reports to be emailed by the JNU administration and the ADM/SDM of the concerned area to the Court Master by 9 AM on 13th May, 2021. The matter will now be heard on 13th May, 2021, at 2.30 PM. The plea, filed by Advocates Abhik Chimni, Lakshay Garg and Shashwat Mehra, seeks various directions to the Respondent University to set up COVID care facilities, oxygen facilities (with the aid of SLS) in the University campus and consider the three-tier Consolidated Plan as prescribed by the CSMCH. It further prays for a mandamus directing the University to constitute a new COVID Response team consisting of personnel having technical expertise in the area of Public Health and Medicine, and other associated disciplines, thereby drawing a detailed plan to protect the students, teachers and non-teaching staff in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lastly, it seeks the imposition of a cost of Rs. 1,00,000/- upon the VC for the administrative negligence and poor handling of the pandemic, thereby causing risk to the health and lives of hundreds of personnel at the University. It had been submitted by Petitioners that despite repeated representations and letters to the University, the Secretary of Ministry of Education, the Secretary of the University Grants Commission etc., no action had been taken by the University to set up the facilities. Repeated letters to the SDM had also failed to evoke a response. “Mr. Chimni ld. Counsel, appearing for the Petitioners submits that the main grievance of the Petitioners is that the administration of the University as also the Govt. authorities to whom letters were written, have been completely silent to the repeated requests of the Petitioners qua setting up a COVID care facility and oxygen production facilities. Accordingly, they have been forced to approach this Court”. It had also been submitted by Chimni before the Court that the “right to life and health of all residents/occupants in the campus is under severe jeopardy” and that the JNU administration was “guilty of dereliction of duty”. Click Hear To Download/Read OrderTagsDelhi High Court COVID-19 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) #Justice Prathiba M. Singh Next Storylast_img read more

PSNI arrest two men in Strabane INLA probe

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – April 9, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI arrest two men in Strabane INLA probe Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Facebook Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries, Tuesday April 9thNext articleToland and Barrett feature in Ireland’s 2-1 loss to Italy News Highland Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme The PSNI say detectives from the Organised Crime Branch, investigating the activities of INLA, have arrested two men in the Strabane area today.The men, aged 44 and 46, were detained yesterday under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, on suspicion of a number of offences including blackmail, membership of a proscribed organisation and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.Both men have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave in Belfast.last_img read more

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Guest blog: Should estate agencies and their branches stay open for business?

first_imgBoris has painted himself into a corner. His Chancellor’s refusal to extend the Stamp Duty holiday means he could hardly close down the market for at least half the remaining period prior to the 31st March cut-off date.Keeping the market open, despite feeling uncomfortable, was his only course of action.Many have been running polls about whether offices should be open. Should is a big word – we’re all responsible adults and worried about Covid – but we also have a need to run with the ball here.My business these days is viewings and we’ve done around 100,000 since March last year with, as far as I’m aware, not a single accusation of having caused an infection.InstinctMy instinct is that most are now much more adherent to the rules with hands, face and social distancing the norm.They’ve little time for those openly flouting the law and are getting less British about intervening. This means they can look for a home whilst following the rules.To use a rugby analogy, if we see a gap let’s go for it, head down and with determination. Let’s show the rest of the country we can help them move safely and if you have concerns about bringing the virus into your office or isolating staff – there are solutions.Ed Mead is the co-founder of outsourced viewings platform Viewber.  branches opening covid Ed Mead Viewber 2021-01-06Nigel LewisOne commentJames Gibbs, Gibbs Gillespie Gibbs Gillespie 6th January 2021 at 9:52 amI am 90% sure dishy Rishi will extend or phase the stamp duty holiday or preferably reduce it permanently to a sensible level after the madness of George Osbournes increases. Now we are out of the EU, Britain’s taxes do not have to match those of the rest of Europe. We have seen what low taxes have done to the housing market, it stimulates action and growth. More people able to move home is a good thing and comes with huge benefits for all including increases in revenue for the Gov’t.I am glad this Gov’t is recognising now the importance of our industry to the country. Estate Agents staying open means a large part of the economy can keep turning over.HEALTHY HOUSING MARKET = VIBRANT ECONOMYPOOR HOUSING MARKET = RECESSION UNEMPLOYMENT AND MISERY.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Guest blog: Should estate agencies and their branches stay open for business? Guest blog: Should estate agencies and their branches stay open for business?Leading industry figure and Viewber founder Ed Mead tackles the hot issue of the day following Boris Johnson’s lockdown announcement.Ed Mead6th January 20211 Comment1,520 Viewslast_img read more