first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Share KCS-content PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR | The Shortlist center_img whatsapp Tuesday 7 September 2010 10:45 pm Show Comments ▼ WHETHER it’s advising firms, publishing reports or driving efficiency, professional services firms are never far from the front line in the City. With their global reach and diversified portfolios, the best-known firms have emerged looking healthy and ready to face the challenges of the new, post-downturn world. Don’t miss the City event of the year – get online now and book your table for the City A.M. Awards on Thursday 28 October 2010 at Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London DELOITTEIn common with all the firms in this section, the government’s spending cuts are sure to hit Deloitte hard. For now, though, its employees can be forgiven for celebrating. 2010 was its second-best year ever, with partners on average taking home £873,000. Its results for 2009/10 showed that its revenue dropped £16m to £1.95bn in the year to May, meaning it narrowly failed to overtake PWC as the world’s biggest financial services firm. ERNST & YOUNGThe smallest of the big four, E&Y is planning for serious future growth. Two years ago it merged its EMEA and India practices, something that has proved profitable. It recently admitted almost 400 new partners, its UK and Ireland advisory practice continues to grow, and it is looking to recruit 1,000 more people in that area. The only shadow? It could still face investigation over Lehman Brothers’ Repo 105 accounting practice. MCKINSEYIt must be tough being outside the Big Four, but McKinsey still holds its own in this most challenging of company. True, it’s smaller than the others on this list, but employing 8,600 people worldwide, it is by any standard a big firm. Regularly voted the best consultancy to work for in surveys of employers, it is renowned for employing MBAs rather than more experienced managers, and for giving young, talented people a chance to make an impact. KPMGVoted the best Big Four auditor for the third year in a row last month, KPMG continues to play a central role in the life of the City, not to mention government too. With a presence in 146 countries and employing 140,000 people, the operation is massive. Globally, its revenue was $20.1bn (£13.1bn) for the last year available – to September 2009. In recent years it has also prided itself on its green credentials, and recently won an award for its environmentally friendly offices, and for a ban on short-haul flights. PWCIf popularity is a measure of success, then PwC is doing alright; it recently received an incredible 800 applications for just 60 graduate jobs. Earlier this week it announced that net revenues rose 4 per cent to £2bn in the year to June, with pay for its 820 UK partners of £759,000 – down from its record of £777,000 the year before, but still healthy. It also hired 57 new partners and 1,750 other new staff over the past 12 months. It plans to add 800 more in the next year, and in 2011 it will move to an impressive new HQ on the Southbank. last_img read more

HSBC in $9bn suit over Madoff fraud

first_img whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the HSBC in $9bn suit over Madoff fraud Monday 6 December 2010 8:42 pm HSBC is being sued for at least $9bn (£5.7bn) for allegedly aiding Bernard Madoff’s $65bn Ponzi scheme. Irving Picard, the court-appointed trustee charged with liquidating Madoff’s investment firm and recovering funds for its victims, alleges 24 counts of financial fraud and misconduct against HSBC and its affiliates. The lawsuit filed on Sunday claims HSBC helped establish an international network of “feeder” companies that diverted funds to Madoff’s investment advisory business. This helped “fuel and extend Madoff’s Ponzi scheme across international borders,” a statement from Picard’s office says. He has named a series of defendants, including directors and managers in the funds’ management companies, accused of aiding and abetting the fraud. He alleges the defendants, who include Sonja Kohn, Genevalor, Mario Benbassat and his sons Albert and Stephane, Bank Medici and Unicredit, were “well aware” of signals that the deals were fraudulent.“Had HSBC and the defendants reacted appropriately to such warnings and other obvious badges of fraud outlined in the complaint, the Madoff Ponzi scheme would have collapsed years, billions of dollars, and countless victims sooner,” Picard said. HSBC had both flagged concerns with and received warnings about Madoff’s investment practices from KPMG, its accountant, he said. The suit claims the institutions involved had the sophistication to understand the fraud and participated knowingly. HSBC said it was “defending itself vigorously”against the claims. “HSBC believes that the US court-appointed trustees’ claims of wrong-doing are unfounded,” a spokesman said.Picard has filed Madoff-related suits against several banks, including UBS and JP Morgan, to date. Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Oando Plc ( Q12008 Interim Report

first_imgOando Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2008 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Oando Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (  2008 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cristianos de todo el mundo celebran la unidad orando los…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] Lo que comenzó como una pequeña reunión con un gran sueño se ha transformado en el compromiso de millones de cristianos de todo el mundo de orar los unos por los otros.Iniciada en 1908, la Semana de Oración por la Unidad Cristiana se extiende del 18 al 25 de enero con cientos de celebraciones y reuniones: desde Houston a Boston; de Waterloo en Bélgica, al Vaticano; en catedrales e iglesias episcopales y catolicorromanas, con metodistas unidos, luteranos y veintenas de otras denominaciones.“La Semana de la Oración por la Unidad Cristiana nos recuerda cada año que la oración de Jesús por nosotros es que todos seamos uno”, dijo el Rdo. David Simmons, rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Matías [St. Matthias] en Waukesha, Wisconsin, y presidente de la Asociación Episcopal Diocesana de Funcionarios Ecuménicos e Interreligiosos. “La idea de catolicorromanos y protestantes de sentarse y orar juntos era casi inimaginable hace 150 años. En la actualidad, mucho ha cambiado. Es hora de celebrar lo lejos que hemos llegado y tiempo de mirar el largo camino que tenemos por delante”.El cartel de la Semana de Oración por la Unidad 2017. La imagen este año recuerda al observador del universo que busca integrarse en la unidad del amor de Cristo y que está siendo apremiado por Cristo a reconciliarse. Creado por Reliance Graphic Design, de Canon, Georgia.Aunque es difícil determinar exactamente cuantas congregaciones episcopales están participando en la Semana de Oración por la Unidad Cristiana, se han programado numerosos oficios a lo largo y ancho del país y alrededor del mundo. En Wisconsin, episcopales, luteranos, catolicorromanos y metodistas unidos se reunirán para celebrar un oficio de Taizé el 25 de enero. La iglesia episcopal de Todos los Santos en Waterloo, Bélgica, ofrecerá un culto ecuménico el 18 de enero con un foro dirigido por un historiador de la religión y erudito anglicano.La iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ Church Cathedral] en Houston, Texas, abre sus puertas para un servicio de unidad el 18 de enero. Aunque este es el cuarto año del Concierto de Alabanza y Servicio de Ecuménico de Oración en Houston, es la primera vez que la catedral episcopal es la anfitriona.La catedral considera la oportunidad un honor y un privilegio, dio el Rdo. Art Callaham, canónigo y vicario. Por lo general, la comunidad de Houston usa la liturgia que preparan y ofrecen los organizadores internacionales de la Semana de Oración por la Unidad Cristiana. Pero la música es una muestra de las tradiciones particulares. Este año, el oficio ofrecerá la experiencia litúrgica de una víspera coral: una tradición profundamente anglicana.“Hubo muchísimas dudas y titubeos cuando mencionamos por primera vez esta idea”, reconoció Callaham. “No es común en muchas de las tradiciones cristianas. Pero el oficio no sólo nos da esta experiencia unificada de adorar y orar juntos, sino que tenemos la oportunidad de compartir lo que hacemos y mantiene a nuestras tradiciones como singulares”.Callaham recuerda las palabras de San Pablo de que cada cual dé conforme a su capacidad. “Esto se aplica tanto a nivel individual como a nivel congregacional y denominacional”, afirmó. “Tenemos una variedad de dones… Cuando vemos todo esto junto es algo hermoso. No estamos tratando de borrar lo que nos hace diferentes para crear algún todo homogéneo, sino más bien cuando actuamos a partir de nuestras capacidades, convertimos nuestras diferencias en algo que nadie puede crear o sostener individualmente”.Ciertamente, para la Rda. Margaret Rose, subdirectora de relaciones ecuménicas e interreligiosas de la Iglesia Episcopal, esta interpretación del ecumenismo es un principio orientador.“La labor ecuménica no consiste tanto en crear algo que no ha existido antes, como en revelar lo que Dios creó en el principio”, dijo ella. “Encontramos medios de explorar nuestra unidad, no [nuestra] conformidad”.El tema de este año de la Semana de Oración por la Unidad Cristiana se basa en ese concepto: Rinde tributo al 500º. aniversario del comienzo de la Reforma. “Reconciliación: el amor de Cristo nos apremia” llama a los cristianos a examinar los problemas que provocaron la Reforma y a reconocer el dolor causado por las profundas divisiones entre los cristianos.El Rdo. Paul James Francis Wattson, SA, fue el fundador de la Semana de Oración por la Unidad Cristiana, que remonta su historia a 1908.La Semana de Oración por la Unidad Cristiana remonta su historia a 1908, cuando el Rdo. Paul James Francis Wattson, entonces sacerdote episcopal, inició la Octava de la Unidad de la Iglesia. Wattson fundó una orden religiosa, los Frailes y Hermanas Franciscanos de la Expiación, en Graymoor, Garrison, Nueva York, a fines de la década del 80 del siglo XIX. Comprometido con la reconciliación entre las iglesias Anglicana y Católica Romana, él creía que “un tiempo reservado para oraciones y seminarios apresuraría la unidad cristiana”, según el Instituto Ecuménico Interreligioso Graymoor. Wattson contó con la ayuda del Rdo. Spencer Jones, sacerdote anglicano que servía en Inglaterra, para promover y abogar por la semana de oración.Wattson finalmente fue ordenado en la tradición catolicorromana, pero su compromiso con el ecumenismo continuó. Los fundadores decidieron fijar el evento anual entre la fiesta de la Cátedra de San Pedro, el 18 de enero, y la fiesta de la Conversión de San Pablo, el 25 de enero.“Cuando esas oraciones por la unidad empezaron fue un gran progreso”, dijo Richard Mammana, secretario de la Asociación Episcopal Diocesana Ecuménica e Interreligiosa. “Había muchísimas dudas respecto a que los cristianos siquiera oraran juntos, mucho menos que colaboraran en proyectos… Pero desde el comienzo mismo, Paul Watson dijo ‘podemos hacer esto algo muy básico… podemos orar juntos’”.Este tiempo dedicado a orar juntos ha comenzado a derribar barreras, recalcó Mammana. “Comenzamos a ver que tenemos más en común en todas las denominaciones de lo que imaginábamos”.A lo largo de los años, Rose ha visto el auge y la mengua del interés en el ecumenismo y en la participación en la Semana de Oración por la Unidad Cristiana.“Estamos nuevamente en ascenso” afirmó Rose. “Entendemos la necesidad de diálogo. Estamos en un momento muy divisivo, y la necesidad de los cristianos de encontrar una manera de tener una sola voz, especialmente en la oración, es esencial. Estamos con una profunda necesidad de reconciliación”.Además, arguyó Simmons, muchas denominaciones se están reduciendo de tamaño y perdiendo influencia en esta era postcristiana.“La realidad de este tiempo nos obliga a todos a trabajar juntos”, dijo Simmons. “En un pequeño pueblo de Wisconsin, acostumbrábamos a darnos el lujo de que cada denominación tenía su propia congregación y su propio pastor. Ya eso no es el caso”.Independientemente de lo que está provocando un avivamiento ecuménico, Simmons se siente entusiasmado por las oportunidades de colaborar con otras denominaciones en problemas de pobreza y hambre, la condición de las mujeres y otras áreas de promoción social.“La Semana de la Oración por la Unidad Cristiana es un medio para nosotros de recordar litúrgicamente la realidad en la que intentamos vivir. El mundo real del ecumenismo es lo que sucede día a día entre las iglesias en las comunidades’, afirmó Simmons. “No es un fin en sí mismo. Se supone que nos conduzca a un diálogo mayor. Pero es un buen lugar para empezar”.– Richelle Thompson es subdirectora y gerente editorial de Forward Movement. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ecumenical & Interreligious Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Por Richelle ThompsonPosted Jan 18, 2017 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

Biarritz score a sensational team try against Montpellier

first_imgThursday Dec 8, 2011 Biarritz score a sensational team try against Montpellier Zee Ngwenya scored again in the Top 14 this past weekend as Biarritz put together an incredible team try against Montpellier, with the American flyer landing on the end of a serious try of the season contender. Montpellier won the game 30-23. Talisman Imanol Harinordoquy was brilliant as he handled the ball more than once and offloaded superbly in the tackle as Biarritz worked their way up field with Dane Haylett-Petty, who supplied two outstanding passes, while impressive Prop Fabien Barcella and Ngwenya were up in support.The Harinordoquy name hit the headlines recently when his father stormed the pitch to get involved in a brawl against Bayonne. Lucien Harinordoquy has since apologised for what he did.“I apologise to the fans present at Aguilera, from Bayonne and Biarritz, to the two teams and their staff, to the National Rugby League, the French Rugby Federation and the rugby world in general.“Under pressure for various reasons, I lost all control. I regret having behaved in such a manner during such a festival of rugby,” he said. Biarritz accepted the apology and hoped the other parties would too. This weekend they face Benetton Treviso in the Heineken Cup, with the Italian side all too aware of the threats that they pose, with head coach Franco Smith picking out Ngwenya and Harinordoquy as two that could give them trouble.“Ngwenya is lightening fast and, as well as his strengths as a finisher and try scorer, he is also a great chaser of their kicking game. And at the heart of their team is Harinordoquy, he is such an immense figure as their leader and in charge of their line-out,” he said ahead of the Pool 5 clash.He’s not far off and this try shows why. Absolutely brilliant from everyone involved.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Taniela ‘Tongan Thor’ Tupou goes from Youtube sensation to Test rugby

first_imgFriday Nov 24, 2017 Taniela ‘Tongan Thor’ Tupou goes from Youtube sensation to Test rugby He’s already played against them with the Barbarians, but this Saturday Taniela Tupou will wear the colours of Australia as he starts on the bench for the Wallabies against Scotland. It’s been a meteoric rise for the 21-year-old, a path we’ve all followed in recent years.The young tighthead prop, who burst onto the scene as a devastating runner in schoolboy rugby, is set to make his long-awaited Test debut after completing his three-year residency requirement.“I’m lost for words. I was in tears when I found out,” said Tupou of his selection.“All I wanted to do was play for Australia from those early times growing up and always watching the Wallabies play the All Blacks on TV. I did my schooling in NZ but it didn’t change me wanting to play for the Wallabies.”When asked by a journalist why he wouldn’t want to play for his home nation of Tonga, he said:“I’d love to play for Tonga one day and if we had rugby league rules I could play for the Wallabies and then play for Tonga in two years,” he said with a smile.The match against Scotland will also be historic for a man with just a few more caps than Tongan Thor, as Stephen Moore plays his 129th – and final – Test in a career that has spanned 15 years.The hooker is set to retire from all forms of the game after Saturday’s Murrayfield clash.After a strong showing against New Zealand, Scotland will be a big challenge for the Wallabies, who went down 30-6 to England at Twickenham last weekend.In the last six games, Australia and Scotland have had three wins apiece, with just seven points splitting the two sides in their last three meetings. Their most recent of which was a 24-19 win to Scotland in Sydney in June of this year.Coach Michael Cheika, who faced no punishment for his antics during the England match, was last night urged to “be aware of the risks during matches when he knows he will be being filmed and potentially broadcast, and where possible to moderate his conduct and language accordingly”.He will be hoping for a big impact from Tupou from the bench in the Scottish capital.Below is a mash-up of some of Tongan Thor’s best moments from school, club and Super Rugby. You can view more of him in action in recent times in our Related Posts below thisWALLABIES TEAM:1. Scott Sio, 2. Stephen Moore, 3. Sekope Kepu, 4. Rob Simmons, 5. Blake Enever, 6. Ben McCalman, 7. Michael Hooper (c), 8. Sean McMahon, 9. Will Genia (vc), 10. Bernard Foley (vc), 11. Reece Hodge, 12. Samu Kerevi, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 14. Marika Koroibete,15. Kurtley Beale, Reserves: 16. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17. Tetera Faulkner, 18. Taniela Tupou*, 19. Lukhan Tui, 20. Lopeti Timani, 21. Nick Phipps, 22. Karmichael Hunt, 23. Henry Speight *denotes uncappedKICK OFF: Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Saturday 25 November, 2.30pm local time (1.30am AEDT)Taniela lost for words at prospect of Test cap:video credit: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Veolia chooses Mind as its first charity of the year

first_imgVeolia chooses Mind as its first charity of the year Recycling and waste management company Veolia Environmental Services has chosen mental health charity Mind as its first Charity of the Year. The partnership is expected to raise £100,000 through staff fundraising initiatives, sponsorship opportunities and payroll giving.The partnership will also provide opportunities for staff to volunteer within Mind’s network of shops and local associations, as well as harnessing Veolia’s environmental background in Ecominds, the charity’s environmental projects scheme. Veolia employs over 12,000 people across the country.Mind Chief Executive Paul Farmer said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Veolia and engaging their staff in our wide range of work on both a local and national level. I hope the partnership will raise as much as possible to help people experiencing mental distress, as well as highlighting the importance of promoting good mental health for all.”Mind will run the partnership throughout England and Wales while the Scottish Association for Mental Health will organise the campaign in  63 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Howard Lake | 4 January 2011 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Take action NOW and tell Obama: Free these political prisoners!

first_imgUPDATE: On Jan. 17, President Obama has commuted the sentences of two federal political prisoners, whistleblower Chelsea Manning and Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar Lopez Rivera. Family and supporters of Indigenous leader Leonard Peltier, also a federal prisoner, are in vigil near the White House. Free all political prisoners!———-President Barack Obama will leave office on Jan. 20. Supporters of federal political prisoners Chelsea Manning, Leonard Peltier and Oscar López Rivera are asking that individuals and organizations call, text and email the White House asking Obama to issue clemency for them — in separate calls, texts and emails for each. In separate calls, texts and emails for each political prisoner, phone the White House at 202-456-1111 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. Texts can also be sent to that number. Fill out a form at this website to send an urgent email to President Obama: ManningChelsea ManningAfter a petition drive garnered 117,000 signatures for her release, White House officials announced that Chelsea Manning was on the “short list” of federal prisoners to possibly have their sentences commuted by President Obama.Manning was a U.S. Marine intelligence analyst in Iraq. She turned over some 700,000 military files, diplomatic cables and videos to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. One video showed helicopter crews laughing as they machine gunned civilians in Baghdad in 2007, including two Reuters reporters holding cameras.Manning was arrested in 2010. She was placed in a tiny cell at the Quantico Marine base, where her conditions were so harsh that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture called them “cruel, inhuman and degrading.”In 2013, Manning was tried, convicted and sentenced to 35 years in federal prison. Prosecutors called this heroic whistleblower a “traitor,” but could not point to anyone being harmed by her disclosures. Even current and former military intelligence officers have called Manning’s sentence “excessive.” (, Jan. 11) The day after her trial, she announced that she is a transgender woman.Now imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth men’s military prison in Kansas, Manning faces excruciating daily conditions. Twice she has attempted suicide. Her hunger strike in 2016 won some concessions from her jailers. She is permitted to wear some makeup and women’s undergarments. She is receiving hormone therapy, but the military refuses to classify her as female, and has not sent a surgeon to her to set up gender reassignment surgery.Manning told a reporter that she has not been harassed by other prisoners. “I have friends,” she said. But in her petition to Obama seeking clemency, she said: “I need help. I am living through a cycle of anxiety, anger, hopelessness, loss, and depression. I cannot focus. I cannot sleep. I attempted to take my own life.” (, Jan. 13)Oscar LópezOscar López RiveraOver 100,000 signatures were gathered on the petition for President Obama to commute the sentence of 73-year-old Puerto Rican nationalist and freedom fighter Oscar López Rivera.For the last 35 years, López Rivera has been in federal prison, much of it in solitary confinement.López Rivera was a member of the FALN, the Armed Forces of National Liberation, which conducted an armed struggle to free Puerto Rico from the grips of U.S. colonialism.In 1981, López Rivera was convicted of several nonviolent charges, including seditious conspiracy — “conspiring to oppose U.S. authority of Puerto Rico by force.” Such charges prove the U.S. will stop at nothing to maintain its illegal colonial grip over the island nation of Puerto Rico.López Rivera was offered “conditional release” by President Bill Clinton in 1999 if he would sign a paper that described him as a “terrorist.” He refused.López Rivera has obtained wide support from many notables of different political stripes both in the U.S. and internationally.In his plea to President Obama, he wrote: “The first thing I will do is kneel down and kiss the ground, and from there I will share with my loved ones as much as I can, and save enough energy to continue helping Puerto Rico.” (, Jan. 12)Leonard PeltierLeonard PeltierWrongfully convicted in 1977 of the murder of two FBI agents, Leonard Peltier, a member of the Lakota Nation, has spent the last 40 years in the federal prison in Coleman, Fla.In 1973, for 71 days, some 200 Sioux, led by the American Indian Movement, occupied Wounded Knee, S.D., the site of the massacre of 300 Sioux in 1890 by the U.S. military. They were quickly surrounded by FBI agents and even units of the National Guard.In 1975, two FBI agents came onto the reservation to make an arrest and were shot. Three Native men were accused and put on trial, including Peltier. Several “witnesses” testified later that they were coerced by the government. Ballistics tests were also falsified. Two of his co-defendants were acquitted at a separate trial, but Peltier himself was convicted and given two life sentences.Peltier is now 71 and suffers from poor health, including diabetes and an abdominal aortic aneurism. His case has won wide international support.At his most recent parole hearing, the parole board admitted to him that “the prosecution has conceded the lack of any direct evidence that you personally participated in the executions of two FBI agents.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Senate Voting on Disaster Relief Next Week

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – May 15, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Voting on Disaster Relief Next Week Senate Voting on Disaster Relief Next Week Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on disaster relief next week, right before the lawmakers leave town for Memorial Day. He’s hopeful that the Senate will vote on legislation that the president is willing to sign. While the House passed a disaster bill last week, congressional leaders and the White House have been hard at work on a bipartisan bill that can get through both chambers easily. Senate Appropriations Chair Richard Shelby says that senators are on the verge of an agreement. Politico says McConnell, Shelby, and Trump all have interests that have been holding up the deal. McConnell is a big supporter of the hemp industry and is looking to make sure crop insurance by 2020 for hemp producers is in the legislation. Shelby wants more money for harbor maintenance, while Trump is pushing for more funds to address border security. Negotiators say the biggest points of contention yet to work through are nearly settled.Both sides have agreed to provide Puerto Rico with hundreds of millions in additional aid, an important point that Democrats had asked for.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE SHARE Previous articleMcKinney says Trade Aid Announcement Due in Days on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleEuropean Commission Removes Anti-Dumping Duties on U.S. Ethanol Imports NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce comes out against “bathroom bill”

first_imgFacebook + posts Kayley Ryan ReddIt printSome of the largest urban chambers of commerce in Texas, including those in Dallas, Austin, El Paso and now Fort Worth, have come out against the “bathroom bill” proposed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, according to Texas Competes.Last month, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce joined Texas Competes, a coalition of business leaders who oppose discriminatory policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.The bill before the Texas Senate would require transgender people to use restrooms based on their gender at birth in public facilities such as schools and government buildings.Patrick introduced Senate Bill 6 on Jan. 5.Last March, North Carolina began enforcing a similar bathroom policy.Business leaders point to North Carolina as a reason Texas should not adopt the “bathroom bill,” said Mark Nurdin, chairman of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.The NCAA withdrew seven championships from North Carolina, citing the state’s law as contrary to its values of inclusion and fairness, according to a statement.“It was just a tremendous amount of tension between the state and the city of Charlotte that affected their economy negatively,” Nurdin said. “It had a multi-million-dollar impact on the economy and thousands of jobs were impacted.”SB6 prompted the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce to sign the Texas Competes pledge to uphold its stance on non-discrimination policies the city has had in place since 2009, Nurdin said.SB6 could nullify Fort Worth’s 2009 law, which protects against discrimination on the basis of gender identity, said Nurdin. Supporters of the bill say it is needed to protect the safety and privacy of individuals, Patrick said in a statement.“This issue is not about discrimination—it’s about public safety, protecting businesses and common sense,” Patrick said.Fort Worth chamber members criticize the bill, calling it discriminatory and unwelcoming to business, Nurdin said.The chamber contacted local business members to notify them of its stance on SB6.Out of about 40 business representatives who emailed their responses as of this month, at least 35 agreed with the chamber’s position, said Andra Bennett, the chamber’s spokeswoman.Some wrote they disagreed because of a lack privacy or a political difference of opinion about whether the state or local government should be in charge, Bennett said.Todd Knight, the owner of Dynasty Roofing, said he supports SB6 because it provides business owners with the freedom to decide their own restroom policy.“For business owners to be able to make their decisions and to run their companies in the way that they see best, is the thing that will help Texas profit the most,” said Knight.Some local business owners have already signed the Texas Competes pledge.A local artist who turns “trash to treasure” will be placing her Texas Competes bumper sticker on her truck.Rebecca Low of Rebecca Low Sculptural Gallery said she opposes the bill because she sees it as discriminatory and harmful to business.“If there’s a transgender person and they were born male and they are identifying as female, it’s probably not gonna be near as comfortable for them to be in the male bathroom,” said Low.Following what happened in North Carolina, Fort Worth chamber members foresee a similar fallout in Texas if its bill is passed.“That is going to change the landscape in Texas, and if it passes, it’s going to make, it’s going to send the message that Texas is not welcoming to all people,” Nurdin said.The NFL released a statement Feb. 10 saying Texas’ proposed law could jeopardize future Super Bowls or NFL events from being awarded to the state.A spokesperson from Patrick’s office responded with a statement to the Associated Press, saying the NFL would be able to set its own policies for its facilities.SB6 has been referred to the Senate State Affairs Committee, according to Texas Legislature Online.Committee members will consider and possibly amend the bill before it can be released from committee and sent to the house floor for consideration. City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms” Twitter Linkedin $800 million bond looks to expand JPS medical and behavioral health facilities Kayley Ryan ReddIt Fort Worth recognized for growing music scene Kayley Ryan Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store 10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music Linkedin Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Kayley Ryan Kayley Ryan Previous articleFinal Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann LoudenNext articleHot bats and strong pitching propel Frogs to a 12-1 win Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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