Standard Chartered Bank Plc 2004 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is a leading financial services company providing products and services in three key segments: corporate and institutional banking (CIB), retail banking and commercial banking. The financial institution has a national footprint with 25 branches and four electronic banking centres located in the Copperbelt, Lusaka, Northern, North Western, Southern and Western Provinces. The CIB division provides corporate clients with solutions for trading, corporate finance, loans, trade finance, cash management, deposits and treasury. The Retail division services personal, priority and business clients; providing solutions for transactional accounts, deposits, overdrafts and loans, and investment service. The Commercial division manages mid-sized companies that fall between CIB and Retail banking. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia is a subsidiary of the Standard Chartered Bank Group which is an international financial services conglomerate, with headquarters in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) Q22014 Presentation

first_imgGolden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the second quarter.For more information about Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh)  2014 presentation results for the second quarter.Company ProfileGolden Star Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company which owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine and Wassa underground mine in Ghana as well as a carbon-in-leach processing plant located near Tarkwa, Ghana. The gold mining company also has interests in the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation, Prestea open-pit mining operations and the Prestea underground development project located near Prestea, Ghana. Golden Star Resources Limited holds and manages interests in various gold exploration properties in Ghana and Brazil. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. Golden Star Resources Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Les leaders épiscopaux et luthériens des États-Unis et du Canada…

first_img Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Les leaders épiscopaux et luthériens des États-Unis et du Canada publient un message au sujet des réfugiés An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Refugees Migration & Resettlement Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Mar 1, 2017 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] Michael Curry, l’Évêque Primat de l’Église épiscopale, s’est joint le 1er mars aux leaders anglicans et luthériens d’Amérique du Nord pour publier un message du Mercredi des Cendres intitulé : « souvenez-vous des réfugiés et des migrants ».Michael Curry s’est joint à Fred Hiltz, Primat de l’Église anglicane du Canada, à Elizabeth A. Eaton, Évêque Primat de l’Église évangélique luthérienne en Amérique et à Susan Johnson, Évêque nationale de l’Église évangélique luthérienne au Canada, pour envoyer ce message.Ci-après figure le texte complet du message :« En ce jour, beaucoup de gens vont participer à une liturgie qui comprend l’imposition des Cendres.  Certains célébrants placent ces cendres sur notre front, nous rappelant que nous sommes poussière et que nous retournerons à la poussière. D’autres tracent sur notre front le signe de la croix en rappel de l’endroit où nous enmène le chemin du Carême. Même au commencement de cette période sainte, on nous rappelle qu’alors que pour certains la croix est une pierre d’achoppement et pour d’autres de la simple bêtise, elle est, pour ceux qui sont appelés, la puissance de Dieu et la sagesse de Dieu (1 Corinthiens 1:23). En nous souvenant du Christ crucifié, nous sommes conscients non seulement de notre besoin personnel de repentir et de renouveau pour accomplir l’œuvre de Dieu mais du besoin de toute l’humanité de se repentir de notre indifférence face aux déchirures de nos relations, à la souffrance de millions de personnes dans le monde qui meurent de faim, qui sont opprimés, qui sont réduits en esclavage ou qui cherchent refuge, même loin de leur pays d’origine.« En ce Carême, nous appelons nos églises à être continuellement conscientes des crises mondiales des réfugiés et de la migration ainsi que des injustices et des conflits qui ont gonflé les statistiques jusqu’à un chiffre plus important que jamais dans l’histoire du monde.  Nous reconnaissons le bon travail accompli par un grand nombre de nos synodes et de nos diocèses et paroisses en parrainant des réfugiés, en les accueillant, en les accompagnant et en défendant leur cause lorsqu’ils s’installent dans nos pays. De la même façon, nous nous félicitons du travail de compassion de nos églises partenaires dans d’autres pays et des organismes intergouvernementaux qui prennent en charge les migrants et les réfugiés. Nous invitons nos églises à ne pas se lasser de ces bonnes œuvres au nom de Dieu.« Compte tenu du climat politique actuel aux États-Unis, il est important de dire que nos deux pays reconnaissent le besoin de mesures permettant d’assurer la sécurité du territoire mais nous devons également défendre les politiques établies depuis longtemps qui accueillent les migrants et les réfugiés. Cela ne veut pas dire qu’aucune d’entre elles ne saurait être remaniée. Mais nous tenons à dire que des politiques justes et généreuses renforcent l’économie de nos nations et enrichissent le tissu social et culturel de nos pays – un tissu qui est tissé tant par les Premières nations sur ces terres que par tous ceux qui se sont installés ici au cours des nombreuses vagues de migration tout au long de notre histoire.« Des actions et délibérations justes et généreuses sont selon nous profondément ancrées dans la loi de Moïse, dans l’enseignement des prophètes et dans l’Évangile de Jésus. Pendant quelque deux millénaires, des millions de personnes ont trouvé le réconfort dans la souffrance de Jésus sur la croix et, en son nom très saint, ont prié pour la compassion et la justice de Dieu au beau milieu des terribles circonstances de leur vie – circonstances qui les contraignent à fuir leur pays d’origine, en se frayant un chemin à travers des contrées dangereuses. Ils trouvent parfois un refuge dans un nouveau pays et fréquemment parviennent dans un port d’où ils peuvent embarquer et faire une traversée souvent dangereuse avec l’espoir d’atteindre une terre à l’abri de l’oppression qu’ils ont connue. Certains y parviennent. De nombreux autres n’y parviennent pas.« Que ce Temps du Carême soit surtout marqué par nos prières et notre mobilisation en faveur des réfugiés et des migrants – en fuite, dans les camps des Nations Unies, en attente, dans nos communautés… Et qu’il soit marqué par une volonté continue d’accueillir l’étranger parmi nous car cette hospitalité est dans la logique de la foi que nous proclamons (Matthieu 25:31-40) ». Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 last_img read more

Reforma en Casp 63 / Carles Enrich Gimenez

first_img Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/502147/reforma-en-casp-63-carles-enrich-gimenez Clipboard Spain Area:  92 m² Area:  92 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Reforma en Casp 63 / Carles Enrich GimenezSave this projectSaveReforma en Casp 63 / Carles Enrich Gimenez 2014 Year:  CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Barcelona, Spain CopyAbout this officeCarles Enrich GimenezOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentBarcelonaHousesRefurbishmentSpainPublished on May 03, 2014Cite: “Reforma en Casp 63 / Carles Enrich Gimenez” 03 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Carles Enrich Gimenez Area Area of this architecture project Reforma en Casp 63 / Carles Enrich Gimenez 2014 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/502147/reforma-en-casp-63-carles-enrich-gimenez Clipboard Photographs:  Courtesy of Carles Enrich GiménezCollaborators:Àngel RosalesStructural:MasaAdConstructor:Construcciones y Reformas KarolCity:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Carles Enrich GimenezText description provided by the architects. This early twentieth century apartment located in the left Eixample of Barcelona, had two rooms facing south-east while the living room has a north-west orientation facing the interior courtyard through a small gallery. The central area of the flat, including the kitchen and two small rooms, was very dark and had a fragmented distribution.Save this picture!Courtesy of Carles Enrich GimenezThe project starts from the desire of the owners to renew the services and facilities (completely outdated) while trying to improve aspects of natural light in the whole flat. Due to the low budget, we proposed to maximize all the existing elements and allocate the main part of the budget to facilities, kitchen and bathroom.Save this picture!Courtesy of Carles Enrich GimenezIn this sense, the whole operation will focus on the central area where a complete renovation is proposed to obtain an empty space. The walls and the suspended ceiling are removed, so the original catalan vault and the brick walls are displayed. A new opening connects the kitchen space with the main room, improving a better lighting and boosting domestic relations of the inhabitants. The new opening is solved with a metal framework that relates to other existing wood joineries.Save this picture!Courtesy of Carles Enrich GimenezThe kitchen and bathroom are conceived as a single piece of furniture which is inserted into the empty space. A fir plywood is used to introduce some warmth to the combined set with white lacquered Dm. The new pieces are solved with a polished concrete pavement. The rest of the apartment’s pavement is restored. The sleeping area was paved with hydraulic tile in good condition, while the living area was curiously paved with a gray terrazzo allegedly from the same era, and not a later addition. We give the same value to both materials. We replace damaged parts of the terrazzo for other pieces we took from the entrance area and we polish the whole pavement.Save this picture!Floor PlanFinally we paint the entire apartment in white to improve natural lighting and homogenize the different rooms and surrounding textures.Save this picture!Courtesy of Carles Enrich GimenezProject gallerySee allShow lessA Manifesto For Icons and Architecture Infatuated By FormPublicationsUniversidad de Chile – Juan Gomez Millas Campus Classroom Building / Marsino Arquit…Selected Projects Share Photographs Save this picture!Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez+ 17 Share Projects “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Use spelling mistakes in META tags

Use spelling mistakes in META tags Howard Lake | 18 July 1999 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This success was reported in the letters page of Internet.Works magazine by Geoff Edgcombe. He added that a listing on Yahoo! was worth perservering with. “I have been trying to get a listing for the National Osteoporosis Society for over three months,” wrote Geoff. “I have finally succeeded, resulting in treble the number of hits per month.”  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A charity has discovered that including spelling mistakes in its META tags can help boost traffic to its site.How do you spell ‘osteoporosis’? If you’re the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) then you know. Many Internet users, however, do not know. The NOS realised that when it looked at its Web site visitor reports: many of them were finding the site despite spelling the condition incorrectly.The charity realised this was an opportunity for them. They therefore added the more common misspellings to their META tags and re-submitted the changed Web pages to search engines. As a direct result, twice as many people visited the site from Alta Vista each month than before the changes. 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. read more

Scottish First Minister’s Christmas card to benefit four charities

first_imgScottish First Minister’s Christmas card to benefit four charities Tagged with: christmas Scotland Trading  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The 2010 Christmas card from Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, which features an image created by Jack Vettriano, will benefit four Scottish charities.Vettriano’s ‘Let’s Twist Again’ features a festive image of a glamorous couple dancing at a Christmas party. It has been donated by the artist and the proceeds from the auction of the work will be split between Bethany Christian Trust, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, Quarriers and Teenage Cancer Trust.The charities will also each receive six signed limited edition prints of Let’s Twist Again.The sale of the original paintings and limited edition prints of the First Minister’s previous three Christmas cards raised around £50,000 for good causes.Mr Salmond said: “I am a huge fan of Jack Vettriano. He is a self-made Scottish success story and his work is recognised and celebrated around the world… This year’s chosen charities – Bethany Christian Trust, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, Quarriers and Teenage Cancer Trust – work extremely hard to help others and are very worthwhile beneficiaries. Thanks to Jack’s talent and reputation I am sure that they will all receive a generous donation from the sale of Let’s Twist Again.” Howard Lake | 20 December 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

UNC-CH teaching assistants hold grades, protest move to save racist statue

first_imgUniversity of North Carolina students and teachers protest on campus and in the streets of Chapel Hill on Dec. 3.The struggle surrounding Silent Sam, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill monument to the white supremacist Confederacy, sharpened intensely last week as administration plans to re-erect the statue on campus prompted a strike by university teaching assistants.The UNC Board of Trustees approved a plan Dec. 3 to rehouse Silent Sam. Last August a coalition of students, community members and activists toppled the statue. As presented by UNC Chancellor Carol Folt, the “restoration” plan calls for the construction of a $5.3 million building to serve as a “history and education center” contextualizing the statue.The reactionary project will also cost $2 million a year to create a 40-person mobile police force to respond to protests on campus, costing roughly $800,000 a year in operating expenses.Folt’s announcement prompted immediate protests from the outraged UNC community. The night of Dec. 3, at a hundreds-strong community march against the administration’s proposed move, UNC grad student Maya Little called for grad students to strike and withhold final grades until the university abandons its plans.“The university works because we do,” said Little. “If we don’t get it, shut it down.” Little is a leader in the anti-Sam movement. She was recently found guilty of defacing the statue with a mixture of paint and blood earlier this year.Little was arrested later that day and charged with inciting a riot. Word of the strike quickly began to spread and garner support. According to the activist group Strike Down Sam, at least 79 TAs and instructors have pledged to withhold nearly 2,200 final grades until Sam is permanently removed from campus.Teaching assistants issue demandsSilence Sam, a website associated with the striking TAs, released a set of demands Dec. 6 aimed at university officials. The TAs insist the administration withdraw its proposal for the new building and the new police force, commit to keeping the statue off campus in perpetuity and hold listening sessions with the local community. Should those demands be met, they said, TAs will release the grades currently being held.The Sam monument was originally erected in 1913 to memorialize UNC students who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Concerned students have criticized university officials’ approach of trying to resurrect the statue. The students cite the statue’s role in a white supremacist cause as contributing to a hostile campus environment for Black students. Black faculty and student groups, graduate student associations, the School of Education and library workers, among others, have called for the statue’s permanent removal.At a packed Faculty Council meeting Dec. 6, UNC junior and Black Congress co-chair Angum Check confronted Chancellor Folt and Arts & Sciences Provost Robert Blouin. Check held a sign referencing Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”“Carol Folt is the moderate MLK warned us about — more devoted to order than justice,” the sign read.Check and other students commandeered the meeting and read from King’s letter, criticizing the hypocrisy and cowardice of Folt and other university officials. “You want to further militarize the police to squash us and to brutalize us,” Check told Folt. ”You handed me the MLK Award this year, and I want to tell you, you are a disgrace. Never hand out an MLK Award ever again.”The proposed new facility, which would be completed by 2022, sits near an area where many Black students live and near a Jewish synagogue. Officials admitted they had not considered the potential danger to these communities that might come from placing an object venerated by white supremacists and Confederate sympathizers nearby.“There seems to be a fundamental failure here to understand the pain, the suffering, the affront, the assault on people that has been perpetrated by the statue, that has been perpetrated by the actions that the statue sought to justify,” Edwin Fisher, a School of Public Health professor, told the Dec. 7 Raleigh News & Observer. “Unfortunately, it is still being perpetrated by the business-as-usual of the proposal that has been brought forward.”University representatives, for their part, claim their hands are tied by a 2015 law prohibiting the relocation of public monuments without express approval by the General Assembly.The Faculty Council, for its part, found Folt’s logic unconvincing and asked that the university reject the plan to rehouse Sam. “We have a desperate need for moral leadership from the top that will have the courage to break an unjust law and say [enough], and take the risks that that involves,” said council member Harry Watson, a professor of Southern history.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Three attacked in Clon Daragh area of Derry, PSNI investigating

first_img WhatsApp Three attacked in Clon Daragh area of Derry, PSNI investigating Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – February 23, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleGardai investigating after body of man found overnightNext articleDonegal Junior League Results 23/02/2020- Swilly Rover promoted to Division One after win over Dunkineely Celtic News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterestcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Police in Derry are investigating an incident during which a group of people attacked two women and a man in the Clon Daragh area at around 1.50pm on Saturday afternoon.It’s believed six assailants were travelling in a silver Audi A3 which was being driven erratically in the area. When the two female victims, who are both in their 20s, challenged the manner of the driving, the occupants of the Audi exited the vehicle and set upon their car, a Seat Toledo. A male in his 30s attempted to intervene and was also assaulted by the group before all six attackers left the area in the Audi.All three victims are being treated for their injuries with one woman having sustained serious facial wounds due to broken glass.Inspector Yvonne McManus is appealing for anyone who has any information to contacts police on 101.Officers are especially keen to speak to anyone who may have captured dash-cam or mobile phone footage. Google+ Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Community sends couple whose car accidentally started the Carr Fire in California messages of sympathy

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(REDDING, Calif.) — Instead of anger and hate, the couple who accidentally started the deadly Carr Fire in Redding, California, has been getting flooded with messages of love and support from the very community devastated by the fire.When Rachel Pilli heard that it was a couple whose trailer’s flat tire caused the fire igniting sparks she thought about how awful they must be feeling and started to pray for them.While at church this past Sunday, Pilli overheard a firefighter she knew talking about the same couple, who happened to be his mother’s neighbors, so she asked him to bring them a card from her.But when she got home that night she thought her friends might be interested in doing the same, so she posted her idea in a private Facebook group, comprised of mostly mothers.“I personally know someone whose mom is a neighbor to the man whose trailer accident led to #CarrFire,” she wrote. “Many of us have been praying for this man (81 yr old). I learned that his wife is blaming herself for the #CarrFire, because she asked him to take the trailer in the first place. She has been crying day and night on her couch.”She went on to write: “Do you think we can love on them and break off the shame/guilt that the enemy is trying to cover her in? Would you like to send her a card? If so, please drop it to me.”When Pilli saw the overwhelming response she received, she was in tears.“I was crying reading the comments, the comments were just filled with compassion and grace,” Pilli told ABC News.Her friend, Hope Seth, who’s the founder of a Facebook page called “Carr Fire Stories,” re-posted the request asking for positive messages, and within a few days hundreds of comments poured in.Seth, a mother of four kids, said she created to page to “collect, preserve and share our communities’ experiences from the fire,” and she wanted to use that platform to help garner comfort and support for the couple.The post received over 600 comments, almost all of them sending the same message: It was an accident, and it wasn’t your fault.People from all over the country showed their support and empathy, from those who have lived through other fires, to those who faced similar troubles with their RVs — even those who lost everything in the Carr Fire.“I live in Redding and my family was affected by the fire in varying degrees,” one resident wrote. “I want you to know that I have not heard anyone blame you and we certainly do not.”Another resident who lost their home also wrote a sweet comment.“We would in no way blame those folks,” the resident wrote. “No one could have ever guessed it, no blame here, not at all.”Seth printed out the comments and brought them along with a bouquet of flowers donated by her friend to Care Net Pregnancy Center where Pilli serves as the executive director.“We had over 650 cards, printed messages and packages in less than 48 hours and more are still coming,” Pilli said.The mail went out for delivery Wednesday and they’re hoping the couple will receive it by next week.The Carr Fire started on July 23 and has burned more than 200,000 acres causing 7 deaths, including 3 firefighters, according to the National Park Service.Officials have not yet released the names of the couple.Though it has become one of the most destructive fires in California history, so many stories of kindness and courage similar to this one emerged from the tragedy, Seth said.“It’s been beautiful to see hope and stories of heroes that other people don’t see,” Seth added.In the wake of the fire, there have been heroes like the firefighters who left handwritten notes at residents’ homes and took care of their gardens and animals, Seth recalled.Pilli, too, is in awe of their community’s reactions.“It really demonstrates the compassion and kindness of our communities,” Pilli said.“This fire has forced us to look into each other’s eyes,” Pilli added, “and discover the human kindness in us.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Furthering the cause

first_img Comments are closed. Furthering the causeOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Business is missing a trick by not exploiting further education colleges fortheir e-learning prowess, says Maggie Roy of the LSCE-learning represents an important option among the plethora of trainingchoices available today. The internet plays an integral role in life, so it isgood news that learners can access training opportunities through this medium.With this in mind, further education (FE) colleges have developed an extensiverange of e-learning initiatives, tailored to the needs of the workplace. FE colleges can play a crucial role in enabling businesses to make the mostof opportunities offered by e-learning. Dedicated business units mean thesecolleges are finely attuned to the skills needed in the workplace. Vocationalcourses are created in response to these needs, thereby addressing skillsshortages and creating a more qualified workforce. Despite the training opportunities on offer from FE colleges, includinge-learning options, businesses have been slow to exploit this resource. A large number of organisations choose to spend precious resources buying incommercial training packages when there are quality-assured training programmesavailable from FE colleges. This includes the cost of e-learning initiatives. First and foremost, theyoffer flexibility in an era when demands are increasingly being made onemployees’ time. As e-learning packages can be accessed 24-hours a day,learners can choose when they want to learn and at what pace, rather thancomplying with a classroom schedule. In addition, this level of accessibilitymeans training does not have to occur during working hours. For this reason, itrepresents a viable option to staff who find it difficult to marry trainingobjectives with their work commitments. Perhaps the greatest benefit which FE colleges can bring via e-learning andother media is an upsurge in skills among the workforce. These range from problem-solving and improved literacy, to gaining theability to communicate effectively. Not least are the IT skills whiche-learning cultivates, again an essential tool in the workplace. It is clear therefore, that the advent of e-learning has created manypositive results with enormous potential for the future. It is equally clear,however, that employers need to utilise FE colleges to a greater extent ifthese results are to be fully exploited. Maggie Roy is workforce development manager of the Learning and SkillsCouncil www.lsc.gov.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more