ENL Limited (ENL.mu) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgENL Limited (ENL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about ENL Limited (ENL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ENL Limited (ENL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ENL Limited (ENL.mu)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileENL Limited is a diversified conglomerate engaged in sustainable value creation in the following sectors: real estate, hospitality, agro-industry, commerce, logistics and fintech. Operations are driven by its main subsidiaries, namely, Rogers, ENL Property and ENL Agri. The Company also holds sizeable stakes in Eclosia and New Mauritius Hotels ENL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter Day sermon

first_img Posted Apr 9, 2012 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Holy Week/Easter Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter Day sermon Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Archbishop of Canterbury, center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams says that the ultimate test of the Christian religion is not whether it is useful, beneficial or helpful to the human race but whether or not its central claim – the resurrection of Jesus Christ – actually happened.Delivering his Easter morning sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, Dr Williams said that no other understanding of Easter morning made any sense:“Easter makes a claim not just about a potentially illuminating set of human activities but about an event in history and its relation to the action of God. Very simply, in the words of this morning’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we are told that ‘God raised Jesus to life.’ ”Any understanding of the significance of the resurrection which fell short of this truth would be to misunderstand it:“We are not told that Jesus ‘survived death’; we are not told that the story of the empty tomb is a beautiful imaginative creation that offers inspiration to all sorts of people; we are not told that the message of Jesus lives on. We are told that God did something – that is, that this bit of the human record, the things that Peter and John and Mary Magdalene witnessed on Easter morning, is a moment when … we see through to the ultimate energy behind and within all things. When the universe began, prompted by the will and act of God and maintained in being at every moment by the same will and action, God made it to be a universe in which on a particular Sunday morning in AD33 this will and action would come through the fabric of things and open up an unprecedented possibility – for Jesus and for all of us with him: the possibility of a human life together in which the pouring out of God’s Holy Spirit makes possible a degree of reconciled love between us that could not have been imagined … for the Christian, the basic fact is that this compelling vision is there only because God raised Jesus”Hostility towards faith and religion in public life might recently have become tempered with an appreciation of the part that religion plays in shaping and sustaining human existence, he says, and this is to be welcomed:“there is plenty to suggest that younger people, while still statistically deeply unlikely to be churchgoers, don’t have the hostility to faith that one might expect, but at least share some … sense that there is something here to take seriously – when they have a chance to learn about it. It is about the worst possible moment to downgrade the status and professional excellence of religious education in secondary schools – but that’s another sermon…”Even so, this was not the measure of its real significance:“Easter raises an extra question, uncomfortable and unavoidable: perhaps ‘religion’ is more useful than the passing generation of gurus’ thought; but is it true?”The answer was found, not in instant scientific analysis but in a longer measure of the effect of belief in the lives of believers:“How do we know that it is true? Not by some final knock-down would-be scientific proof, but by the way it works in us through the long story of a whole life and the longer story of the life of the community that believes it. We learn and assimilate its truth by the risk of living it; to those on the edge of it, looking respectfully and wistfully at what it might offer, we can only say, ‘you’ll learn nothing more by looking; at some point you have to decide whether you want to try to live with it and in it.’”This he said, led Christians to search for deeper answers in response; exploring far more dangerous intellectual and physical territory in the search for the love of God at work, especially where easy answers are in short supply:“A visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, will convince you why the state of Israel exists and must go on existing. A visit to any border checkpoint will convince you that the daily harassment and humiliation of Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds cannot be a justifiable or even sustainable price to pay for security. Listening to a rabbi talking about what it is like to witness the gathering up of body parts after a terrorist attack is something that can’t be forgotten; neither is listening to a Palestinian whose parent or child has been killed in front of their eyes in a mortar bombing.”That commitment would involve hard conversations:“If we believe in a God who acts, we have to go beyond this. We have to put immense energy into supporting those on the ground who show that they believe in a God who acts – those who continue, through networks like One Voice and the Bereaved Families Forum, to bring together people from both sides and challenge them to discover empathy and mutual commitment …. We have to prod and nag and encourage the religious leadership in the Holy Land on all sides to speak as if they believed in a God who acts, not only a God who endorses their version of reality. We have to pray, to pray for wisdom and strength and endurance for all who are hungry for peace and justice, pray that people will go on looking for a truly shared future. And we Christians in particular have to look for ways of practically supporting our brothers and sisters there through agencies like the Friends of the Holy Land or the Jerusalem and Middle East Church Association – to help them stay in a context where they feel more and more unwelcome, yet where so many of them remain because they want to play a full part in creating this unimaginable shared future – because they believe in a God who acts.”But even when the contribution faith can make is acknowledged within the secular context, that shouldn’t distract from the reality that it is the truth of the resurrection that counts, not its effect:“When all’s said and done about the newly acknowledged social value of religion, we mustn’t forget that what we ultimately have to speak about isn’t this but God: the God who raised Jesus and, as St Paul repeatedly says, will raise us also with him. Even if every commentator in the country expressed generous appreciation of the Church (and we probably needn’t hold our breath…), we’d still be bound to say, ‘Thank you – but what matters isn’t our usefulness or niceness or whatever: it’s God, purposive and active, even – especially – when we are at the end of our resources.”The full text of the Archbishop’s sermon follows. 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Recent years have seen so many high-profile assaults on the alleged evils of religion that we’ve almost become used to them; we sigh and pass on, wishing that we could have a bit more of a sensible debate and a bit less hysteria. But there are a few signs that the climate is shifting ever so slightly – not towards a mass return to faith but at least towards a reluctant recognition that religion can’t be blamed for everything – indeed that it has made and still makes positive contributions to our common life.Two new books on the economic crisis, one by the American Michael Sandel, the other by Robert and Edward Skidelsky, both rather surprisingly float the idea that without some input from religious thinking our ludicrous and destructive economic habits are more likely to go unchecked. And, notoriously, Alain de Botton’s recent book on how to hold on to the best bits of religion without the embarrassing beliefs that go with it created quite a public stir. If it doesn’t exactly amount to a religious revival, it does suggest that a tide may be turning in how serious and liberal-minded commentators think about faith: no longer seen as a brainless and oppressive enemy, it is recognized as a potential ally in challenging a model of human activity and social existence that increasingly feels insane, a model in which unlimited material growth and individual acquisition still seem to trump every other argument about social coherence, international justice and realism in the face of limited resources. We may groan in spirit at the reports of how few young people in our country know the Lord’s Prayer, but there is plenty to suggest that younger people, while still statistically deeply unlikely to be churchgoers, don’t have the hostility to faith that one might expect, but at least share some of the Sandel/Skidelsky/de Botton sense that there is something here to take seriously – when they have a chance to learn about it. It is about the worst possible moment to downgrade the status and professional excellence of religious education in secondary schools – but that’s another sermon…So we have reason to feel thankful that things appear to be moving on from a pointless stalemate. Yet, granted all this, and given all the appropriate expression of relief Christians may allow themselves, Easter raises an extra question, uncomfortable and unavoidable: perhaps ‘religion’ is more useful than the passing generation of gurus thought; but is it true? Easter makes a claim not just about a potentially illuminating set of human activities but about an event in history and its relation to the action of God. Very simply, in the words of this morning’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we are told that ‘God raised Jesus to life.’We are not told that Jesus ‘survived death’; we are not told that the story of the empty tomb is a beautiful imaginative creation that offers inspiration to all sorts of people; we are not told that the message of Jesus lives on. We are told that God did something – that is, that this bit of the human record, the things that Peter and John and Mary Magdalene witnessed on Easter morning, is a moment when, to borrow an image from the 20th century Catholic writer Ronald Knox, the wall turns into a window. In this moment we see through to the ultimate energy behind and within all things. When the universe began, prompted by the will and act of God and maintained in being at every moment by the same will and action, God made it to be a universe in which on a particular Sunday morning in AD33 this will and action would come through the fabric of things and open up an unprecedented possibility – for Jesus and for all of us with him: the possibility of a human life together in which the pouring out of God’s Holy Spirit makes possible a degree of reconciled love between us that could not have been imagined.It is that reconciled love, and the whole picture of human destiny that goes with it, that attracts those outside the household of faith and even persuades them that the presence of religion in the social order may not be either toxic or irrelevant after all. But for the Christian, the basic fact is that this compelling vision is there only because God raised Jesus. It is not an idea conceived by the spiritual genius of the apostles, those horribly familiar characters with all their blundering and mediocrity, so like us. It is, as the gospel reading insists, a shocking novelty, something done for and to us, not by us. How do we know that it is true? Not by some final knock-down would-be scientific proof, but by the way it works in us through the long story of a whole life and the longer story of the life of the community that believes it. We learn and assimilate its truth by the risk of living it; to those on the edge of it, looking respectfully and wistfully at what it might offer, we can only say, ‘you’ll learn nothing more by looking; at some point you have to decide whether you want to try to live with it and in it.’And what’s the difference it makes? If God exists and is active, if his will and action truly raised Jesus from the dead, then what we think and do and achieve as human beings is not the only thing that the world’s future depends on. We do all we can; we bring our best intelligence and energy to labour for reconciliation and for justice; but the future of reconciliation and justice doesn’t depend only on us. To say this doesn’t take away one jot of our responsibility or allow us to sit back; as Pascal said, we cannot sleep while Jesus is still in agony, and the continuing sufferings of the world are an image of that agony. But to believe that everything doesn’t depend on us delivers us from two potentially deadly temptations. We may be tempted to do something, anything, just because we can’t bear it if we aren’t making some visible difference; but to act for the sake of acting is futile or worse. Or we may be consumed with anxiety that we haven’t done enough, so consumed that we never have time to be ourselves, to give God thanks for his love and grace and beauty. We may present a face to the world that is so frantic with fear that we have left something undone that we make justice and reconciliation deeply unattractive. We never acquire the grace and freedom to give God thanks for the small moments of joy, the little triumphs of sense and kindness.And these things may be of real importance when we look at what seem to be the most completely intractable problems of our day. At Easter we cannot help but think about the land that Jesus knew and the city outside whose walls he was crucified. These last months have seen a phase of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians yet again stalling, staggering and delivering little or nothing for those who most need signs of hope. Everything seems to be presented as a zero-sum game. And all who love both the Israeli and the Palestinian communities and long for their security will feel more desperate than ever. A visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, will convince you why the state of Israel exists and must go on existing. A visit to any border checkpoint will convince you that the daily harassment and humiliation of Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds cannot be a justifiable or even sustainable price to pay for security. Listening to a rabbi talking about what it is like to witness the gathering up of body parts after a terrorist attack is something that can’t be forgotten; neither is listening to a Palestinian whose parent or child has been killed in front of their eyes in a mortar bombing.So how do we respond? By turning up the volume of partisanship, by searching for new diplomatic initiatives, by pretending it isn’t as bad as all that after all? If we believe in a God who acts, we have to go beyond this. We have to put immense energy into supporting those on the ground who show that they believe in a God who acts – those who continue, through networks like One Voice and the Bereaved Families Forum, to bring together people from both sides and challenge them to discover empathy and mutual commitment – what Stephen Cherry of Durham in a wonderful book on forgiveness has called ‘distasteful empathy’, a feeling for the other or the enemy that we’d rather not have to develop. Small moments of recognition and kindness. We have to prod and nag and encourage the religious leadership in the Holy Land on all sides to speak as if they believed in a God who acts, not only a God who endorses their version of reality. We have to pray, to pray for wisdom and strength and endurance for all who are hungry for peace and justice, pray that people will go on looking for a truly shared future. And we Christians in particular have to look for ways of practically supporting our brothers and sisters there through agencies like the Friends of the Holy Land or the Jerusalem and Middle East Church Association – to help them stay in a context where they feel more and more unwelcome, yet where so many of them remain because they want to play a full part in creating this unimaginable shared future – because they believe in a God who acts. These are the priorities that all Christian leaders would want to flag up this Easter in our concern for what many call ‘the land of the Holy One’.One situation among many – but how can it not be on our minds and hearts at this time of the Christian year, this central moment of hope? Such situations can so readily draw us towards despair – including the despair of hyper-activism and unfocused anger. To believe in a God who raises Jesus from the dead is never an alibi, letting us do less than we thought we would have to. But it is a way of allowing in our own thoughts and actions some space for God to emerge as a God who creates a future. Someone once remarked that resurrection was never something you could plan for. But what we can do is to make the space, the silence, for the act of God to come through. When all’s said and done about the newly acknowledged social value of religion, we mustn’t forget that what we ultimately have to speak about isn’t this but God: the God who raised Jesus and, as St Paul repeatedly says, will raise us also with him. Even if every commentator in the country expressed generous appreciation of the Church (and we probably needn’t hold our breath…), we’d still be bound to say, ‘Thank you – but what matters isn’t our usefulness or niceness or whatever: it’s God, purposive and active, even – especially – when we are at the end of our resources. It’s the moment when the wall becomes a window.’© Rowan Williams 2012 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs last_img read more

Condominio CH / C+C04STUDIO

first_img Photographs Projects Apartments CopyAbout this officeC+C04STUDIOOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationDabasHousingRefurbishmentCagliari3D ModelingItalyPublished on June 11, 2010Cite: “Condominio CH / C+C04STUDIO” 11 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?CH 公寓 / C+C04STUDIO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 2007 Photographs:  C+C04STUDIOText description provided by the architects. Condominio CH is a renovation of a building to house four small residential units. The building was built in the 80s in a peripheral area of the city completely urbanized and built up spontaneously from the ’70s until the mid 90s, until the local government deregulation has finally converted into a buildable plan of urban renewal. The building, originally built for a family, was purchased, restored and put on the market by a building contractor who has grasped the need to intervene through an operation that was not merely intended to install a new feature in the building, but can reveal some quality – already inexplicably present – highlighted by the intervention of recovery. The project originates from the request of the client to create a new image of the building. Save this picture!© C+C04STUDIORecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineThe project has addressed the issue through two actions: to detect and filter. The total volume stereometry appeared once as a value that the project has simply rediscovered, through the removal of parapet walls, partitions, small superfluous and incongruous additions. The new “mask” was completed with the installation of a texture-filter that seems to arise from the massive wall along the external facade and build a pergola filter, is required for repair of the attic space from the sun and to enhance a space where you can see the landscape open to the sea. The building is thus a new balance in the relationship between wall surface and metal structure, the first massive, the second is thin and open. The balance-contrast is emphasized by the use of white to highlight the newfound stereometric purity and color of oxidized iron to the metal structure. Save this picture!© C+C04STUDIOThe apartments are spread over three levels. On the ground floor the unit is more spacious while the first and second level develop three apartments, of which one is duplex.Save this picture!© C+C04STUDIOProject gallerySee allShow lessLoblolly House / Kieran TimberlakeArticles”Conditions Issue: The Politics of Architectural Quality” Call for SubmissionsArticlesProject locationAddress:Cagliari, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/63736/condominio-ch-cc04studio Clipboard “COPY” Condominio CH / C+C04STUDIO ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/63736/condominio-ch-cc04studio Clipboardcenter_img Year:  “COPY” Italy Save this picture!© C+C04STUDIO+ 11 Share ArchDaily Condominio CH / C+C04STUDIOSave this projectSaveCondominio CH / C+C04STUDIO CopyApartments, Renovation•Cagliari, Italy Architects: C+C04STUDIO Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

From tiger stickers to race day donations: fundraising app round up

first_img From the launch of Percent, which sees retailers donate a percentage of what their customers spend to charity, to a Viber tie-up with WWF, and a race day app from RaceNation, here’s a round up of recent fundraising app news. Melanie May | 9 October 2019 | News Tearfund joins Thinking of YouTearfund has become the eleventh international development charity to join social donation network Thinking of You. The app lets users to send a thoughtful message to someone and add an optional donation to charity, and also to create fundraising events and in memory campaigns, or just to donate to their favourite charity, whilst also keeping their mobile contacts up to date with a live fundraising feed. Tearfund joins over sixty charities now on Thinking of You. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 From tiger stickers to race day donations: fundraising app round up UniTaskr offers student volunteersUniTaskr, the app that helps students to earn while they learn, has launched an initiative to help UK charities benefit from its 5,000 strong taskforce. The campaign, called #Task4Aid, aims to encourage UniTaskr’s student workforce to volunteer for good causes. UniTaskr plans to use #Task4Aid to pre-authorise charities, enabling them to post volunteer tasks on the platform in the run up to Christmas. Charities will then be able to seek assistance free of charge in areas including social media, blogging, promotional work or just to make the most of an extra pair of helpful hands.UniTaskr also aims to incorporate the campaign into the platform itself. Users will have the option to make a donation to a charity of their choice, which in turn will top up the charities’ UniTaskr account purse. Donations will be able to be withdrawn by the charities as and when they choose. Viber app teams up with WWFGlobal messaging app Viber has teamed up with WWF to raise awareness of tiger conservation. For 29 July, Global Tiger Day, Viber created tiger-themed stickers that users can send in their everyday conversations on the platform. As part of the campaign, the tiger-themed stickers also connect to a chatbot that invites users to contribute to a dedicated donation page and/or win digital prizes by completing a tiger-related quiz and inviting friends to do the same. Viber is matching the first $10k of donations by 18 December and to date, the stickers have seen 1.8m unique downloaders, 5.4m stickers messages generated by the downloaders, and 40% of the fundraising goal reached.The bot also promotes the WWF community where users can find the latest news around WWF, and as part of the campaign, WWF launched special kids T-shirts with the stickers.center_img Tagged with: app mobile Percent launches to help shoppers support good causesRecently launched fundraising app Percent lets people raise money for causes they care about by shopping with its retail partners. Every time a Percent user spends with a Percent retailer, the retailer will donate a percentage of what they spent to the charity of the user’s choice. Retailers currently on the platform include deliveroo, itsu, and BrewDog.  171 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 RaceNation race day appRaceNation has launched a race day app that not only allows races of any size to track participants on the course and send them live messages but also for participants and spectators to donate straight to charity pages through the RaceNation fundraising arm, Sports Giving. This new technology will be rolled out to RaceNation’s 1,400 events over the UK. The free app will come as standard to organisers using RaceNation services and will feature interactive course and event village maps, built through Google Maps with live tracking for spectators to view the progress of friends and family. It also has an in-built messaging service so people can send good luck messages or notify others of their position, with the messages playing through headphones. Event organisers can also manage the platform from their mobile.  170 total views,  2 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

Why the imperialists hate Huawei

first_imgThe Chinese company Huawei has been targeted by the Donald Trump administration. At Washington’s request, Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the company, last December. The charge? That the company did business with Iran, contrary to U.S. sanctions on that country.Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is still under house arrest in Canada and is awaiting possible extradition to the U.S.Why has Washington focused such animosity on Huawei? Is it really because of Iran, which is also a target of U.S. aggression at the present time? Or is there more to it?Huawei was founded just 32 years ago, but “today, Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the global population. Huawei is the third-biggest global manufacturer of routers, switches and other telecommunications equipment by market share after Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco, and the brand recently joined in the ultra-competitive smartphone race.” (“Huawei: Transforming a Chinese Technology Business to a Global Brand,” martinroll.com, February 2018)Huawei is on the cutting edge of the move to produce 5G (fifth-generation) smartphones, which are much faster and carry much more data than previous mobile phones. Some 5G phones produced by South Korean firms like Samsung and LG Corp. are already on the market and sell for more than a thousand dollars each. Apple is planning to market a 5G smartphone next year, which will cost at least that much — and probably more. The owners of the Korean phone companies and of Apple are multimillionaires, even billionaires. But who are the owners of Huawei?One percent of Huawei is owned by the company’s founder and chief executive, Ren Zhengfei, which makes him a very rich man. But the other 99 percent is owned equally by all 180,000 workers through their union.What U.S. company allows its workers to own 99 percent of the business — especially a business that is growing and thriving?It seems very likely that this position of the workers at Huawei is what accounts for its remarkable achievements, as well as for the great hostility of the U.S. ruling class toward the company. It appears that the workers at Huawei are highly motivated and encouraged to be innovative in a field that is changing and expanding by the minute. This subjective factor can be an objective advantage in the struggle between China and the U.S. over the development of new and higher technology.U.S. decline and China’s riseU.S. imperialism is on the decline, and recent decisions by the Trump administration to impose tariffs on Chinese goods are doing nothing to halt that decline. Since China responded in kind, imposing tariffs on U.S. goods, that uncertainty has roiled stock markets here and created confusion and dismay on many levels — from Midwest farmers who have lost an important market for their products to industries dependent on Chinese-made components. China now has the largest economy in the world. It cannot be treated as it was in the past by the imperialist predators.China is not a chemically pure socialist country. The Chinese Communist Party decided decades ago, after a great internal political struggle, to allow a certain degree of capitalism to function as a stimulus to its economic development. But the party’s control over the basic underpinnings of the economy has allowed that development to proceed for the most part in a planned way, lifting hundreds of millions of workers and peasants out of extreme poverty and revolutionizing the means of production. Employee ownership of a single company like Huawei is not socialism, either. But in a capitalist country, such a situation would not last very long. Powerful corporate interests would gobble it up, especially as it has become so successful. Huawei, however, 99-percent-owned by its workers, is thriving in a country where a great revolution lasting for decades broke the state power of the old ruling classes and set up a state based on the working masses. That state has made concessions, but it has not been overthrown. Building socialism “with Chinese characteristics” remains its goal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Soil Health Practices Just Make Sense

first_img Facebook Twitter The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Soil Health Practices Just Make Sense By Eric Pfeiffer – Dec 27, 2019 SHARE SHARE Home HAT Soil Health Podcast The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Soil Health Practices Just Make Sense Facebook Twitter The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Soil Health Practices Just Make SenseJoin HAT’s Eric Pfeiffer for this month’s HAT Soil Health Podcast presented by the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative. This month’s podcast comes from the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo where Greensburg farmers Roger Wenning, Nick Wenning, and Kevin Horstman were on the seminar stage discussing their best soil health practices.In addition to the Wennings and Horstman, NRCS Soil Health Specialist Stephanie McLain and CCSI Conservation Agronomist Joe Rorick join us for the podcast as we discuss planting green, getting started with cover crops, and the resources available to beginning conservationists.Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Dec-19-Soil-Health-Pod.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Previous articlePart 2 Of Ted McKinney’s Path to USDA and Learning From 2019 as 2020 Looms on the HAT Friday Morning EditionNext articleSkepticism Remains Over China’s Ag Purchases Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national…

first_img Previous articleIreland Munster headline : Sport TV Listings for the weekendNext articleGardai investigating discovery of man’s body at Limerick city apartment Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Twitter NewsHealthLimerickInstitute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictionsBy Sarah Carr – February 26, 2021 100 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash THE Institute of Public Health has addressed loneliness as a ‘key health challenge’ facing the public as a result of pandemic restrictions.Yesterday’s nationwide webinar, hosted by The Institute of Public Health in Ireland and Northern Ireland, was attended by over 1,000  individuals involved in public health, community and research to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on loneliness.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Webinar was opened by the Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler and Siobhan O’Neill, professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University.  The event brought together “key experts in the areas of loneliness and isolation” to tackle the issue of loneliness during Covid.In a press release issued yesterday Mary Butler said “The Government is acutely aware of the impact the pandemic has had on all our lives, including individuals’ experiences of loneliness and social isolation.“The Government is working, together with our partners in the community and voluntary sector, to mitigate these negative impacts. The Government’s “In This Together” and “Keep Well” campaigns have aimed to support health and wellbeing during COVID-19, including supporting and resourcing the Community Call to assist vulnerable people in our communities.”The latest figures from The Central Statistics Office found that the number of people who experience loneliness ‘all or most of the time’ increased from 6.3% to 13.7% between April and November of 2020.It revealed that ‘younger people, those aged 18-34, were most likely to feel lonely all or most of the time, with one in four feeling this way’. This age group reported a decrease in ‘overall life satisfaction’ of almost 80% from 2018 to April 2020.‘The 18-34 year-old age group were most likely to feel nervous (51.2%), downhearted or depressed (45.2%) or lonely (41.5%), At least some of the time in the four-week period prior to interview. Respondents aged 70 and over reported much lower rates, at 13.0%, 14.5% and 17.2% respectively.’In terms of ‘overall life satisfaction’ individuals in the age category of 70 and over were found to be the least affected.“The corresponding decrease for respondents aged 70 and over was just over 60%, from 44.6% to 17.6%.When asked to rate their levels of ‘overall life satisfaction’ on a scale of 0 (not at all satisfied) to 10 ( completely satisfied) the figures were lowest in the age category of 70 and over for whom it dropped from 8.1 to 7.0.The survey reported ‘People living in rented accommodation were twice as likely to report feeling lonely all or most of the time in November 2020, than those in owned occupied homes (22.3% v 11%)’Roger O’Sullivan from The Institute of Public health explained  “Our understanding and approach to loneliness is often stereotypical. The reality is that some people with lots of friends can still feel lonely and those who live alone may not.“Early evidence shows that younger people are disproportionately impacted by loneliness during the pandemic. Although loneliness is a very personal experience, addressing loneliness is not simply a matter for individuals but is also an issue for public health and society as a whole.” he said.The conference follows the release of the HSE’s National Service Plan 2021, outlining the HSE’s proposals for the €20.623 bn it has received in funding. This figure represents a 21% budget increase on the 2020 National Service Plan.Fianna Fáil’s Mary Butler stated that  “significant investment was made in mental health in the National Service Plan 2021 with the highest recorded budget in recent years.”She explained “A key priority outlined in the National Service Plan is the development of a sustainable costed plan for– Sharing the Vision –, the national mental health policy and the commencement of implementation of priority actions of Sharing the Vision in 2021.“Also outlined in the Plan is the priority to continue implementation of the national suicide reduction strategy Connecting for Life, following its extension from 2020 to 2024. There is a clear commitment within the National Service Plan to recruit 123 new mental health staff in addition to 30 IPS employment specialists this year.“Of the 123 staff, 29 new posts will be appointed in child and adolescent mental health services to enhance capacity across services. The transition to the new national forensic mental health service, increasing capacity on a phased basis, is also a priority action for 2021.” she added. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisementcenter_img Email Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSCovid 19Institute of Public HealthKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post last_img read more

Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic

first_img WhatsApp Twitter WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Jewish prayer for the souls of the people murdered in the Holocaust echoed Wednesday over where the Warsaw ghetto stood during World War II as a world paused by the coronavirus pandemic observed the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Most International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations were being held online this year due to the virus, including the annual ceremony at the site of the former Auschwitz death camp, where Nazi German forces killed 1.1 million people in occupied Poland. The memorial site is closed to visitors because of the pandemic. In one of the few live events, mourners gathered in Poland’s capital to pay their respects at a memorial in the former Warsaw ghetto, the largest of all the ghettos where European Jews were held in cruel and deadly conditions before being sent to die in mass extermination camps. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in a message to a World Jewish Congress and Auschwitz memorial museum event, said the online nature of remembrance events takes nothing away from their importance. “It’s a duty but also a responsibility, one we inherit from those who lived through the horrors of the Shoah, whose voices are gradually disappearing,” Steinmeier said. “The greatest danger for all of us begins with forgetting. With no longer remembering what we inflict upon one another when we tolerate anti-Semitism and racism in our midst.” “We must remain alert, must identify prejudice and conspiracy theories, and combat them with reason, passion and resolve,” Steinmeier said. From the Vatican, Pope Francis said remembering was a sign of humanity and a condition for a peaceful future while warning that distorted ideologies could lead to a repeat of mass murder on a horrific scale. In Germany, the parliament held a special session to honor victims. In Austria and Slovakia, hundreds of survivors were offered their first doses of a vaccine against the coronavirus in a gesture both symbolic and lifesaving given the threat of the virus to older adults. In Israel, some 900 Holocaust survivors died from COVID-19 out of 5,300 who were infected last year. Israel, which counts 197,000 Holocaust survivors, officially marks its Holocaust remembrance day in the spring. But events were also being held across the country, mostly virtually or without members of the public in attendance. Meanwhile, Luxembourg signed a deal agreeing to pay reparations and to restitute dormant bank accounts, insurance policies and looted art to Holocaust survivors. Survivors and many others joined a World Jewish Congress campaign which involved posting photos of themselves and #WeRemember. They were broadcast at Auschwitz on a screen next to the gate and a cattle car representing the way camp inmates were transported there. The online nature of this year’s commemorations is a sharp contrast to events marking last year’s anniversary, when some 200 survivors and dozens of European leaders and royalty gathered at the site of the former camp. It was one of the last large international gatherings before the pandemic brought normal life to a halt. Due to the pandemic, most survivors today live in “isolation and loneliness,” said Tova Friedman, 82, a Poland-born Auschwitz survivor who attended last year’s event and had hoped to return this year with her eight grandchildren. Instead she recorded a message of warning from her home in Highland Park, New Jersey. “Today, as anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head again, the voices of protest are not many and not loud enough,” said Tova, who at age 6 was among the thousands of prisoners to greet the Soviet troops who liberated the camp on Jan. 27, 1945. Piotr Cywinski, director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum, also warned of worsening anti-Semitism, populism and demagoguery. “Our world is suffering (from) our own incapacity to react, our own passivity,” Cywinski said. “We are the bystanders of our times.” The vast majority of those killed at Auschwitz were Jews, but Poles, Roma, homosexuals and Soviet prisoners of war were also murdered there. In all, about 6 million European Jews and millions of other people were killed by the Germans and their collaborators. In 2005, the United Nations designated the anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Of the 6 million Jewish victims, some 1.5 million were children, and this year’s commemorations included a special focus on them. All living survivors were either children or still young during the war that began more than 81 years ago. While commemorations have moved online for the first time, one constant is the drive of survivors to tell their stories as words of caution. Rose Schindler, a 91-year-old survivor of Auschwitz who was originally from Czechoslovakia but now lives in San Diego, California, has been speaking to school groups about her experience for 50 years. Her story, and that of her late husband, Max, also a survivor, is also told in a book, “Two Who Survived: Keeping Hope Alive While Surviving the Holocaust.” After Schindler was transported to Auschwitz in 1944, she was selected more than once for immediate death in the gas chambers. She survived by escaping each time and joining work details. The horrors she experienced — the mass murder of her parents and four of seven siblings, the hunger, being shaven, lice infestations — are difficult to convey, but she keeps speaking to groups, over past months by Zoom. “We have to tell our stories so it doesn’t happen again,” Schindler said in a Zoom call from her home Monday. “It is unbelievable what we went through, and the whole world was silent as this was going on.” Friedman said she believes it is her role to “sound the alarm” about rising anti-Semitism and other hatred in the world; otherwise, “another tragedy may happen.” That hatred, she said, was on clear view when a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Some insurrectionists wore clothes with anti-Semitic messages like “Camp Auschwitz.” “It was utterly shocking, and I couldn’t believe it. And I don’t know what part of America feels like that. I hope it’s a very small and isolated group and not a pervasive feeling,” Friedman said. ——— Nicole Winfield in Rome contributed to this report. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Pinterestcenter_img Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic Facebook Local NewsUS NewsWorld News TAGS  Previous articleCORRECTING and REPLACING Capital Rx Launches JUDI™: The Industry’s First Enterprise Pharmacy PlatformNext articleJyske Bank sceglie IDEMIA per il lancio della prima carta di pagamento della Danimarca in plastica riciclata Digital AIM Web Support Facebooklast_img read more

How COVID-19 Financial Struggles Could Eventually Help Drive Homeownership

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / How COVID-19 Financial Struggles Could Eventually Help Drive Homeownership Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago How COVID-19 Financial Struggles Could Eventually Help Drive Homeownership January 28, 2021 990 Views Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles 2021-01-28 Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countless changes in every sector, and the home shopping environment is no exception. For some first-time homebuyers, many of whom had to move back into the family home during the crisis, there could be a silver lining, according to a study by realtor.com.Returning home for a period of time, rent-free, could mean a real opportunity to save for a down payment on a home.Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest barriers to homeownership, according to a press release from realtor.com. “For the record number of young adults who moved back home during the pandemic fortunate to still have a job, homeownership may be more attainable than they think.”For someone paying the U.S. median one-bedroom rent of $1,533, it would take 11 months to save $17,000, a 5% down payment for a $340,000 home, the median-priced home in the U.S., according to realtor.com’s analysis of listing and rental data for the U.S. and the nation’s 20 largest metros in December 2020.”Although many members of the millennial and Gen Z generations were forced to move home because they lost their jobs in 2020, others chose to forgo their rental because they had the opportunity to work remotely and preferred to wait out the pandemic with family,” said realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale. “For those who have been able to channel their would-be rent into savings, the pandemic’s silver lining could be becoming a homeowner sooner than they otherwise would have.”At a local level, in Chicago, for example, based on the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment of $1,521, it would take 11 months to save $16,350, a 5% down payment on the median list price home of $327,000.  At the opposite end of the spectrum, in Los Angeles, where the median list price for a home is just under $1 million and the median one-bedroom rent is $2,250, it would take 22 months to save for a 5% down payment of $50,000. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Honoring Excellence Among Mortgage Legal Professionals Next: FHFA’s Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Activity Report Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Employees Can’t Seek Enforcement Of Normal Employment Terms When The Country Is Going Through Abnormal Times: Delhi HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesEmployees Can’t Seek Enforcement Of Normal Employment Terms When The Country Is Going Through Abnormal Times: Delhi HC [Read Order] Karan Tripathi23 Jun 2020 5:02 AMShare This – xIn a plea moved by the All India Air Force Civilians Cooks Association, the Delhi High Court has observed that the employees cannot seek enforcement of employment terms as in normal time, when the entire country is going through abnormal times. The observation was made by the Division Bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon in a plea moved by civilian cooks of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a plea moved by the All India Air Force Civilians Cooks Association, the Delhi High Court has observed that the employees cannot seek enforcement of employment terms as in normal time, when the entire country is going through abnormal times. The observation was made by the Division Bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon in a plea moved by civilian cooks of the Air Force challenging the revised terms of employment brought into force due to COVID19. As per the revised format, the civilian cooks have to follow the roster of 14+14+7 i.e. for the first 14 days they are kept in quarantine; for the next 14 days they are made to work as cooks and thereafter they are given 7 days at home in which they visit their respective residences and thereafter again report and the roster of 14+14+7 again commences. The Petitioners have argued that they are being forced to stay away from their homes for 28 days in a month and out of which, for 14 days their services are not utilised, by keeping them quarantined. It was further argued by the Petitioners that is not the term of their employment that they will be made to stay away from their respective families. Petitioners were also aggrieved by the fact that they are not being treated as Corona Warriors and thus not conferred with benefits to which ‘Corona Warriors’ are entitled. At the outset, the court remarked that the Petitioners have moved the present petition without regard to the prevalent circumstances and the large scale loss of employment and resultant hardships being faced by those without assurance of employment. The court said: ‘The members of the petitioner though having surety of employment are making grievances of inconveniences allegedly being suffered by them, again forgetting that the members of the petitioner, as cooks, if permitted to return to their respective residences after duty hours every day, are likely to bring with them the Covid-19 infection, when reporting back for duty, endangering the personnel of the Air Force.’ The court further observed that suggestion, of permitting the members of the Petitioner association to home quarantine is again without even application of mind as to how many members of the family are there, what kind of residential accommodation is available and whether home quarantine is even possible therein for each of the members of the petitioner. In addition to this, the court also refused to heed any importance to the suggestion made by the Petitioners to use PPE kits in the kitchen. The court remarked the said suggestion as ‘illogical’. The court also refused to accept the argument of recognising Petitioners as Corona Warriors by noting that the Petitioners cannot be said to be exposed in any manner to the Coronavirus, to claim themselves to be “frontline workers”. Therefore, the court disposed of the petition by requesting the Respondents to, either centrally or regionally or at each Station, hold consultations with the representatives of the members of the petitioner and to explore if any other arrangement, satisfactory to the members of the petitioner, can be worked out.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more