Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) 2013 annual report.Company ProfileJaiz Bank Plc is a financial services institution providing Islamic non-interest banking services for retail, commercial and corporate sectors. Its full service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and term savings to working capital, real estate, personal, medical, education and project finance. Jaiz Bank provides online banking, leasing, banking cards and bonds and guarantees. The company has a national footprint with 27 branches located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc was founded in 2003. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePG Industries (Zimbabwe) Limited manufactures and sells a range of products through three subsidiaries; PG Merchandising, Zimtile and PG Glass. Its merchandising division has expanded over the years to include timber boards, hardware, plumbing, and wood and glass value-added products. Zimtile is the leading manufacturer of quality concrete roof tiles in Zimbabwe, aswell as pavers and bricks. PG Glass manufactures and markets glass installation solutions for residential and commercial building projects, and offers a repair, replacement and installation service to the automotive industry. PG Industries (Zimbabwe) Ltd. has an international footprint; exporting its products to Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and the DRC. Established in 1948 the company was recently acquired by a Mauritius-based company, Dewei Investments. PG Industries is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones after the defeat by France (AFP/Getty Images) Wales Six Nations Squad 2021Wales’ dreams of a fifth Six Nations Grand Slam were ended by a 32-30 defeat by France in Paris, but they were still crowned champions six days later.France’s own title hopes were ended after they lost 27-23 to Scotland in the final championship match – Duhan van der Merwe’s late try the match-winner – so Wayne Pivac’s side remained top of the table on 20 points with four wins from five matches.Related: Wales win the 2021 Six Nations Jonathan Davies returns after injury to add a reassuring presence to the Welsh midfield (Athena Pictures)Liam Williams, the self-proclaimed ‘bomb defuser’, produced one of his greatest performances when England last visited in the Six Nations. His selection means sacrificing the goal-kicking of Leigh Halfpenny – who failed an HIA two weeks ago – but Dan Biggar has kicked 428 Test points. He can do the job off the tee.Which leaves Kieran Hardy, Wales’ third different starting scrum-half in as many games. It’s a bold call. Hardy has three caps, replacement Gareth Davies has 59. Both like to inject pace in the game and both will have big roles to play.The pack warrants less discussion but look out for Wyn Jones. No front-rower has ever won Player of the Tournament but the Welsh loosehead has been superb in this championship.Does it look like a winning line-up? Even without the customary crowd advantage, Rugby World believes so. Wales will win by a score and keep the Grand Slam dream alive.Wales team to play Scotland – Saturday 13 FebruaryLeigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, Owen Watkin, Nick Tompkins, Liam Williams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomos Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tupuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, James Botham, Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.Wales team to play Ireland – Sunday 7 FebruaryLeigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Johnny Williams, Hallam Amos; Dan Biggar, Tomos Williams; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tupuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, Josh Navidi, Gareth Davies, Callum Sheedy, Nick Tompkins.Wales Six Nations Squad 2021Following injuries to Dan Lydiate, Tomos Williams, Johnny Williams and Hallam Amos in the opening fixture against Ireland, Wales called up James Botham, Lloyd Williams and Willis Halaholo.Lydiate has been released from the squad due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Dillon Lewis has also been released from the squad due to a neck injury with Sale prop WillGriff John coming in.Scrum-half Kieran Hardy, who scored a try in the win over England, suffered a hamstring injury in that match so has been released from the squad to continue his rehabilitation at the Scarlets.Rhodri Jones has also been replaced in the squad by Ospreys prop Nicky Smith after picking up a calf injury in training.Forwards(DoB/Club/Position/Test debut/caps)Jake Ball (21 Jun 1991/Scarlets/Lock/2014 v Ireland/50)Adam Beard (7 Jan 1996/Ospreys/Lock/2017 v Samoa/25)James Botham (22 February 1998/Cardiff Blues/Flanker/2020 v Georgia/6)Leon Brown (26 Oct 1996/Dragons/Prop/2017 v Australia/17)Rhys Carre (8 Feb 1998/Cardiff Blues/Prop/2019 v Ireland/12)Elliot Dee (7 Mar 1994/Dragons/Hooker/2017 v Georgia/37)Ryan Elias (7 Jan 1995/Scarlets/Hooker/2017 v Tonga/17)Taulupe Faletau (12 Nov 1990/Bath/No.8/2011 v Barbarians/86 (+4 for Lions))Tomas Francis (27 Apr 1992/Exeter Chiefs/Prop/2015 v Ireland/57)Cory Hill (10 Feb 1992/Cardiff Blues/Lock/2016 v Australia/31)Willgriff John (4 Dec 1992/Sale Sharks/Prop/Uncapped)Alun Wyn Jones (19 Sep 1985/Ospreys/Lock/2006 v Argentina/148 (+9 for Lions))Wyn Jones (26 Feb 1992/Scarlets/Prop/2017 v Tonga/35)Josh Navidi (30 Dec 1990/Cardiff Blues/Flanker/2013 v Japan/28)Ken Owens (3 Jan 1987/Scarlets/Hooker/2011 v Namibia/82 (+2 for Lions))Will Rowlands (19 Sep 1991/Wasps/Lock/2020 v France/7)Nicky Smith (7 Apr 1994/Ospreys/Prop/2014 v Fiji/39)Justin Tipuric (6 Aug 1989/Ospreys/Back-row/2011 v Argentina/85 (+1 for Lions))Aaron Wainwright (25 Sep 1997/Dragons/Back-row/2018 v Argentina/29)BacksJosh Adams (21 Apr 1995/Cardiff Blues/Wing/2018 v Scotland/32)Hallam Amos (24 Sep 1994/Cardiff Blues/Wing/2013 v Tonga/23)Dan Biggar (16 Oct 1989/Northampton Saints/Fly-half/2008 v Canada/92)Gareth Davies (18 Aug 1990/Scarlets/Scrum-half/2014 v South Africa/62)Jonathan Davies (5 Apr 1988/Scarlets/Centre/2009 v Canada/88 (+6 for Lions))Jarrod Evans (25 Jul 1996/Cardiff Blues/Fly-half/2018 v Scotland/6)Willis Halaholo (6 Jul 1990/Cardiff Blues/Centre/2021 v Scotland/4)Leigh Halfpenny (22 Dec 1988/Scarlets/Full-back/2008 v South Africa/95 (+4 for Lions))Kieran Hardy (30 Nov 1995/Scarlets/Scrum-half/2020 v Georgia/4)George North (13 Apr 1992/Ospreys/Wing/2010 v South Africa/102 (+3 for Lions))Louis Rees-Zammit (2 Feb 2001/Gloucester Rugby/2020 v France/9)Callum Sheedy (28 Oct 1995/Bristol Bears/Fly-half/2020 v Ireland/9)Nick Tompkins (16 Feb 1995/Dragons/Centre/2020 v Italy/10)Owen Watkin (12 Oct 1996/Ospreys/Centre/2017 v Australia/26)Johnny Williams (18 Oct 1996/Scarlets/Centre/2020 v Georgia/3)Liam Williams (9 Apr 1991/Scarlets/Full-back or wing/2012 v Barbarians/71 (+3 for Lions))Lloyd Williams (30 Nov 1989/Cardiff Blues/Scrum-half/2011 v Argentina/31)Tomos Williams (1 Jan 1995/Cardiff Blues/Scrum-half/2018 v South Africa/23)Wales Six Nations Fixtures 2021(All kick-off times are GMT)Round 1Sun 7 February, Wales 21-16 Ireland Louis Rees-Zammit produces sensational finishRound 2Sat 13 February, Scotland 24-25 Wales Louis Rees-Zammit stuns the ScotsRound 3Sat 27 February, Wales 40-24 England Wales lift Triple CrownRound 4Sat 13 March, Italy 7-48 Wales Double for Owens as Wales brush Italy asideRound 5Sat 20 March, France 32-30 Wales Late Brice Dulin try denies Wales a Grand Slam LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales denied a Grand Slam by France’s 32-30 win in Paris but they lift the title Wales team to play France – Saturday 20 MarchLiam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Nicky Smith, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, James Botham, Tomos Williams, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.RUGBY WORLD VERDICTGiven the injuries Wales had at the start of the championship, Wayne Pivac will have been delighted to have a fully fit squad to choose from, writes Sarah Mockford. Adam Beard has been in great form throughout the championship and, having been given the week off for the Italy match, he should return refreshed for this Grand Slam decider in Paris, ready to put those long limbs to use in lineouts and mauls.This could well be their biggest set-piece challenge of the tournament, but if they can get parity this should be a competitive contest, particularly given the dogged mindset of this Wales team. Elsewhere Pivac will be hoping for more of the same – strong in defence (Jonathan Davies and George North will need to keep Virimi Vakatawa in check) and clinical whenever they get opportunities in the French 22.The return of Tomos Williams to the match-day 23 is a boost because if it’s close going into the final quarter, the scrum-half could provide that requisite spark from the bench. Two points (a draw or losing and try bonus points) would guarantee Wales the title – but they’ll be chasing the win to secure a second Grand Slam in three years.Wales team to play Italy – Saturday 13 MarchLiam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomos Francis, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre, Leon Brown, Jake Ball, Aaron Wainwright, Lloyd Williams, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.RUGBY WORLD VERDICTIf Italy were hoping that Wayne Pivac would rest some of his big guns, that wish has been dashed. And rightly so, because now is no time for Wales to tinker with a Triple Crown-clinching line-up, writes Alan Pearey.Cory Hill for Adam Beard – rested due to a “heavy workload” – is the only unenforced change to the side that put 40 points on England.Pivac has resisted the urge to give Callum Sheedy and Willis Halalolo a start in the back-line, preferring to stick with Dan Biggar and Jonathan Davies, 176 caps between them.Controlling influence: stand-off Dan Biggar in action during the round-three win against England (Getty)No 8 Taulupe Faletau, 84 caps under his belt, was not afforded a breather last weekend because of his Bath commitments. Some felt he could be spared a little bit, perhaps brought off the bench late on in Rome when the result was in the bag.It’s easy to see the logic but why take the risk? Faletau is right on top of his game. Wales are two matches from an unlikely Grand Slam. Keep the continuity, don’t give Italy a sniff. To change the side unnecessarily is to encourage assumption.The mind goes back to 2009, when Ireland were going for a Grand Slam that they ultimately achieved. They shuffled their resources for a round-four match in Scotland and almost paid the price. It’s not a gamble worth taking when you are three from three.The only way Wales will fail on Saturday is if they are complacent. Italy usually have one big performance in them in a Six Nations. By picking such a strong XV, Pivac has ensured that whatever the Azzurri bring to the table, it will not be enough to derail Wales’ bid for a remarkable clean sweep.Unswayed: Wayne Pivac has stuck with the men that have put Wales top of the table (Athena Pictures)Wales team to play England – Saturday 27 FebruaryLiam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Kieran Hardy; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomos Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, James Botham, Gareth Davies, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.RUGBY WORLD VERDICTThe big calls are in the back-line, writes Alan Pearey. Not long ago Wales looked worryingly short of options in midfield. Now a centre threequarter lurks around every corner.Pivac has chosen to ignore the merits of Nick Tompkins and Owen Watkin, starters at Murrayfield a fortnight ago, as well as Johnny Williams, who wore 12 against Ireland. Willis Halalolo, who impressed after coming on early against the Scots, is again on the bench.In selecting George North and Jonathan Davies, he has banked on experience – oodles of it. North was always likely to get the 13 shirt and the chance to finally bring up his caps ton for Wales after his recent eye and foot injuries.Davies, Man of the Series on the 2017 Lions tour, is a Rolls-Royce of a player. He is not long recovered from an ankle injury but offers defensive expertise and untold wisdom. He is no longer a man for slashing breaks but still a man to facilitate them for others.
Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC the rev. Meg Whitaker-Greene says: Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Faith & Politics, 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Ecumenical News International, London] A group of faith leaders announced on May 8 in London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral that a new pilgrimage to Canterbury is planned for this summer to protest unjust economic systems in the 21st century.The group, called Occupy Faith, met at St. Paul’s with the permission of cathedral authorities, in contrast to last year’s four-month clash between clergy and protestors outside the cathedral. The 62-mile Occupy Faith Pilgrimage will start at St. Paul’s on June 7 and end on June 20 at Canterbury Cathedral, site of Archbishop Thomas Becket’s 1170 assassination and a pilgrimage site ever since.Members of the Anglican, Catholic, United Reform, Quaker and Methodist churches will be walking alongside members of the Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist faiths. Pilgrims will stay in churches or camp on open land, Occupy Faith said.The Rev. Paul Nicholson, chair of the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, an ecumenical charity campaigning against poverty in the U.K., said: “Any Colombian drug baron can put laundered money into London property while Londoners are squeezed out of their homes into uncertainty, debt and who knows where. We want that to stop.”Varinder Singh from the Sikh Turban Campaign, commented: “People of faith have always played a vital part in bringing social change – whether it was campaigning to end slavery or apartheid – or helping the poor and the sick. We believe that faith groups are a progressive force for change and are instrumental in highlighting the economic and social inequalities that exist today. We hope that all communities will support this initiative.”The Rev. Kevin Snyman from the United Reformed Church in Wales said he felt there was also a strong spiritual dimension in the pilgrimage. “We are at a very exciting stage in history. I believe we are in a spiritual battle at the moment … Politicians come to power with good intentions but they cave in. What we are doing here is shining the light of prayer on the injustices taking place in the world.” Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest May 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm I am glad to receive this news of the pilgrimage. I wonder how it is that Unitarians in England are not mentioned in the article. Surely, Unitarians who have been in the forefront in the history of the United Kingdom of civil rights , economic rights and the formation of public libraries belong on this list of religious pilgrims. Thank you for your work and your consideration. This pilgrimage is one which I would consider doing with the others although I am a Unitarian Universalist minister in the United States. I once had the privilege of serving Chowbent Chapel in Atherton, England, during a period when the congregation’s permanent minister was on sabbatical for six months. I deeply admire the spiritual nature of your pilgrimage.thank you,the rev. 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Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSAristotlethe conversation.com Previous articleRep. Val Demings to participate in civil rights pilgrimage this weekendNext articleOn this day: Florida becomes a state Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear By Alexis Elder, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota DuluthEditor’s Note: This article first published on theconversation.comSuppose you want to get in touch with a friend. Once, your options for doing so might have been sparse: pick up the phone or write a letter. But these days, you have to decide: Should you call or text, use Snapchat, or reach out on Twitter, Messenger or Skype?Other considerations, whether it’s an old friend or new acquaintance, or whether you’re asking a favor or checking in, as well as your own conversational tendencies and preferences, could also factor in.As an ethicist specializing in social technologies, such questions interest me. These choices play a significant role in our lives. As anthropologist Stefana Broadbent observes:“… an individual is now held morally responsible for which particular channel he or she employs. … People may be as incensed by the selection of an inappropriate medium for dumping a boyfriend or girlfriend as the fact that they have been dumped.”This fact was reflected in popular media (as when Chris Rock cursed out a woman’s ex for breaking up via Facebook), but it’s also a feature of our daily lives.From asking a partner to pick up dinner on the way home to checking in on a neighbor with health problems, many of us frequently face the question: How should I communicate?Here’s how to think about the questionI use a theoretical framework known as virtue ethics to tackle such issues. Thinking about how communication channels both affect and express our character can help us make appropriate decisions in each circumstance.Aristotle. Line engraving by P. Fidanza after Raphael Sanzio. ]Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom., CC BYThe core idea behind virtue ethics is that most of us want to cultivate traits (or virtues) that will help us live well. These virtues can be cultivated through repeated practice, but they can also be destroyed in the same way.Aristotelian virtue ethics emphasize that people should try to aim at the right amount of a trait: Too much fear can make it hard to function, but too little will get them injured. What counts as the right amount can vary based on context – warfare and child care may call for very different sorts of reactions. Nevertheless, some general guidelines can help us think about what kind of people we want to be, and how to get there.We want to be generous, not selfish or servile. We want to be brave, not cowardly or rash. We want to be thoughtful, neither too impulsive nor overanalytical. We want to be empathetic, not callous, but not self-sacrificing. We want to be engaged rather than disengaged, but also not enmeshed with our loved ones. In each case, we aim for the virtuous middle by practicing to develop traits we want for ourselves.Reflect on the message and messengerDifferent communication channels can nudge us toward or away from different extremes. Communication channels like Snapchat and phone calls encourage spontaneity because, once delivered, the message disappears. Forms of communication that leave permanent records, like email encourage deliberateness and thoughtfulness.A phone call could encourage spontaneity. uncoolbob, CC BY-NCIn general, public channels like Facebook posts tend to invite others to share the news and pay attention to us, while private messages can foster more individualized empathetic responses. Some formats, like email, allow one to compose a message at leisure, to revise and polish, encouraging many of us to slow down and reflect. Others, like phone and video chat that require real-time response, could help us be more spontaneous.Use of images like memes, selfies and emojis can help us convey and engage emotionally, while textual communication can help emotions. Researcher Sherry Turkle interviewed a family who argued via text message to help keep emotions from overwhelming their ability to give others a fair hearing, and express themselves clearly.Several ethicists have raised concerns that technology, by making things easier, can lead to de-skilling. We could lose certain skills by failing to exercise them. For example, I might lose the ability to listen patiently and empathetically if I always communicate by text, drifting in and out of the conversation as it interests or suits me. But I could also use communication technologies like training wheels: to practice the skills I want to exemplify in my life and repeatedly exercising them until they become second nature and are thus integrated into my character.What helps us be better peopleSo, our choice of communication channel, then, should be guided by thinking about how it can help bring together our aspirations about the person we want to be, keeping in mind our character as it currently is.If I know I tend to lose my temper in emotional conversations, arguing via text or email may help me slow down, reflect and reconsider what the other person is saying. Conversely, if I know I tend to coldly distance myself from others, I might opt to correct that by making a point of calling or video chatting.If I tend to give in to pressure too easily, I might switch to a format like email that lets me consider a request before getting back to someone – not just to get around this tendency, but to practice saying “no.”It’s tempting to try to pin all the blame on a technology. It can also be appealing to think that it will automatically improve our lives. But many technologies have both good and bad effects on us, and wise use will help maximize the good effects and avoid the bad.Researchers who looked at the impact of cellphones on interpersonal relationships, for example, found that cellphone use among close friends and family had real positive and negative results. Cellphone use was implicated in users’ tendency to depend on each other. On one hand, this dependency was associated with increased satisfaction with the relationship.But, on the other hand, cellphone use was also associated with reports of overdependence. The researchers reported some users feeling a sense of “entrapment,” and a sense of “guilt and pressure” to respond, which led to dissatisfaction in relationships.It’s true that it is hard to choose the right communication channel because the issue is quite context dependent. But we can use some of these guidelines to think through our options. And in many cases, we can use technology to help us become the people we want to be.Editor’s note: This piece is part of our series on ethical questions arising from everyday life. We would welcome your suggestions. Please email us at [email protected]
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There is no monetary prize, just the kudos and increased PR for the regional and national winners.The closing date for entries is 28 April 2006. Tagged with: Awards Howard Lake | 9 March 2006 | News National Lottery Awards 2006 open for entries Entries and nominations are being sought for the National Lottery Awards 2006 which aim to find “the UK’s favourite Lottery funded project.”Entries are sought from innovative and inspiring people and projects which have received National Lottery funding. To be eligible, the main beneficiaries of the project must be based in the UK.The public will vote from a shortlist of entries to identify the favourite Lottery project in their area, and then the most popular project from each region will go through to a final UK-wide vote. Advertisement 48 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The biggest-ever Lottery grant decided by public vote got underway yesterday as online voting began in the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘The People’s £50 Million’ contest which is giving people across the UK the chance to decide which big project will be awarded a Lottery grant of up to £50 million.The public are being given the opportunity to back their favourite of the four projects in the running: Black Country as Urban Park, The Edge at the Eden Project, Sherwood The Living Legend and Sustrans’ Connect2, via the website.To help people decide which project to give their vote to, the website also includes detailed information about the schemes, videos of their celebrity supporters, discussion forums and the latest news from the projects. Voting closes 12 noon, Monday 10th December 2007. Advertisement Online voting begins to decide Lottery Grant winner Howard Lake | 27 November 2007 | News You can view the launch of the Awards, with presentations from the four finalist projects. Tagged with: Digital Gaming
May 27 marked six years that Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning has been held in military custody. The heroic 28-year-old WikiLeaks whistleblower and transgender activist is currently jailed in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan., serving a 35-year prison sentence for releasing classified military documents. Her intention was to tell the truth about U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in what she calls “the war diaries.” Manning’s real transgression: exposing U.S. war crimes.However, even from prison Manning has continued political activism, especially through her writings, often published in the Guardian newspaper and on social media. She has international support from anti-war activists and members of the transgender community. Scores of human rights, civil liberties, and other progressive and legal organizations and individuals have denounced the extremely brutal punishment meted out to her by the U.S. military.Manning’s attorneys reported that she tried to commit suicide at the prison on July 5, and that they and her family were not informed of her condition after her hospitalization. The lawyers, Chase Strangio, Vincent Ward and Nancy Hollander, said they had not been able to communicate with Manning for several days. On July 11, Manning finally talked to her lawyers. They released this statement at her request:“After not connecting with Chelsea for over a week, we were relieved to speak with her this morning. Though she would have preferred to keep her private medical information private, and instead focus on her recovery, the government’s gross breach of confidentiality in disclosing her personal health information to the media has created the very real concern that they may continue their unauthorized release of information about her publicly without warning. Due to these circumstances, Chelsea Manning requested that we communicate with the media and her friends and supporters on her behalf.“Last week, Chelsea made a decision to end her life. Her attempt to take her own life was unsuccessful. She knows that people have questions about how she is doing and she wants everyone to know that she remains under close observation by the prison and expects to remain on this status for the next several weeks. For us, hearing Chelsea’s voice after learning that she had attempted to take her life last week was incredibly emotional. She is someone who has fought so hard for so many issues we care about and we are honored to fight for her freedom and medical care.” (chelseamanning.org)Because of Manning’s principled actions, courage and integrity, the military has never let up on its campaign of harassment. She was held in solitary confinement under 24-hour guard for nine months in the Marine Corps brig at Quantico, Va. She wrote about her experience in an op-ed in the May 2 Guardian, concluding that this horrific practice should be ended.Last August, the military punished Manning for violating prison rules, such as having “unauthorized reading material” — LGBTQ publications, which she received through the prison mail system — and asking to speak to her lawyers. It was Manning’s determination and mass support that prevented her from being sentenced to “indefinite solitary confinement.” Her advocates delivered petitions containing 100,000 signatures to the Army’s congressional liaison office in Washington.Moreover, Manning has had to struggle with the military to receive proper medical care since revealing that she is transgender, even filing a lawsuit with the ACLU’s assistance.‘Unprecedented’ sentence for a whistleblowerIn May, Manning’s attorneys submitted an appeal to the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals in Fort Belvoir, Va., calling for her conviction to be overturned and her prison term commuted or reduced. The document said the 35-year sentence was “grossly unfair and unprecedented.” The appeal, which was posted on May 19 at the Fight for the Future website, asserts that “no whistleblower in American history has been sentenced this harshly.” Several civil liberties and human rights organizations submitted supporting briefs.Manning has said that what has sustained her is the support from her friends, family and millions of people around the world. Now, it is crucial to send letters of solidarity to this hero. It matters.Manning tweeted through a friend on July 11: “I am okay. I’m glad to be alive. Thank you all for your love. I will get through this.” This message, along with notes of affection, solidarity and calls for her release, are posted at #standwithchelsea. One friend wrote, “Chelsea Manning’s name is honored by people who love truth, justice and peace.”Four days later, Manning tweeted @xychelsea, “I am getting your love through letters and cards. There are so many pieces of mail! I am getting better each day. Thank you.”Address mail to Manning exactly as follows:Chelsea E. Manning 892891300 North Warehouse RoadFort Leavenworth, Kansas 66027-2304.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this