Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) 2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Middle East Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Good Friday Offering raises record total to support Middle East ministries Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Jerusalem Archbishop Suheil Dawani is at right. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Good Friday Offering, an annual collection to support ministries in the Middle East, hit a fundraising milestone in 2017, topping $400,000 for the first time.The offering has been a “remarkable success” in recent years, said the Rev. Robert Edmunds, the church’s Middle East partnership officer. More than 1,400 congregations, including those in overseas dioceses of the Episcopal Church, participated on Good Friday 2017. Contributions totaled $414,310 according to figures finalized recently after a church audit.The Good Friday Offering supports a variety of programs in the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, such as conferences and summer camps for children in the Diocese of Jerusalem, women’s empowerment programs, an eye clinic and other medical ministries.“This extraordinary outpouring of generosity allows for essential funding of humanitarian aid in hospitals like the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza and the Ras Morbat Eye Clinic in Yemen, in addition to other medical ministries, schools and programs for women and youth,” Edmunds said. “The Good Friday Offering continues a strong tradition of prayer, advocacy and meaningful financial support for valuable ministry among our sisters and brothers throughout the Middle East.”The Good Friday Offering, an initiative of the presiding bishop’s office, dates to 1922, when it was created in the aftermath of World War I in an attempt to foster relationships with Christians in the Middle East by supporting relief work and ecumenical partnerships. Each year, the Episcopal Church provides the proceeds to dioceses in the region to distribute to their locally led ministries.The amount collected by all Episcopal congregations on Good Friday had fallen to $266,000 in 2013, but it topped $350,000 in each of the three following years before setting a record in 2017.“Through the years many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East,” the Episcopal Church says in an online summary.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry embarked on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land leading up to Good Friday 2018. Among the stops on Curry’s Holy Week trip was the Al Ahli Arab Hospital, whose medical ministry in Gaza City receives money from the Good Friday Offering.“The number of Christians in Gaza are decreasing dramatically, but the witness to the way of Jesus is as strong as ever because at Al Ahli Arab Hospital healing happens – Muslim, Christian, anyone who needs it, healing happens,” Curry told Episcopal News Service after visiting the hospital. “And that is the way of Jesus. That is what love looks like. That is what the sacrifice on the cross was about.”The total collected from the 2018 Good Friday Offering has not yet been released.The Episcopal Church’s United Thank Offering grant program and Episcopal Relief & Development also have provided advocacy, awareness and financial support through the years for the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.The Episcopal Church’s General Convention regularly considers resolutions related to Middle East issues. Resolutions that take positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict typically generate the most debate, though the church has backed other measures as well, affirming financial support for peacemaking efforts and humanitarian ministries. A 2012 resolution specifically singled out the Al Ahli Hospital for support. And in July, the 79th General Convention passed a resolution in response to a humanitarian crisis in Yemen.The resolution on Yemen concluded by asserting “that throughout the Middle East region access to water and sustainable agriculture are serious problems and a primary source of conflict,” and it pledged to undertake “relief and long-term economic development projects in areas such as education, job creation and health care, as well as sustainable solutions for the lack of access to water.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous articleRep. Demings announces grant opportunities and awardsNext articleSt. Patrick’s Day: Fact and Fiction Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Today at 10:30 a.m. take your children/grandchildren to the North Orange Library in Apopka to meet Apopka police officers for cookies and milk and stories read by an APD officer. This is a time for children to interact with local police officers in a fun and informative way. Sponsored by North Orange Library, Apopka Police Department, and Apopka McDonald’s on Main Street.The North Orange County Branch Library is at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 On This Day in History: August 15th, 1969From The History ChannelOn this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.Promoters John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang originally envisioned the festival as a way to raise funds to build a recording studio and rock-and-roll retreat near the town of Woodstock, New York. The longtime artists’ colony was already a home base for Bob Dylan and other musicians. Despite their relative inexperience, the young promotersJimi Hendrix at Woodstock.managed to sign a roster of top acts, including the Jefferson Airplane, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more. Plans for the festival were on the verge of foundering, however, after both Woodstock and the nearby town of Wallkill denied permission to hold the event. Dairy farmer Max Yasgur came to the rescue at the last minute, giving the promoters access to his 600 acres of land in Bethel, some 50 miles from Woodstock.Early estimates of attendance increased from 50,000 to around 200,000, but by the time the gates opened on Friday, August 15, more than 400,000 people were clamoring to get in. Those without tickets simply walked through gaps in the fences, and the organizers were eventually forced to make the event free of charge. Folk singer and guitarist Richie Havens kicked off the event with a long set, and Joan Baez and Arlo Guthrie also performed on Friday night.Somewhat improbably, the chaotic gathering of half a million young “hippies” lived up to its billing of “Three Days of Peace and Music.” There were surprisingly few incidents of violence on the overcrowded grounds, and a number of musicians performed songs expressing their opposition to the Vietnam War. Among the many great moments at the Woodstock Music Festival were career-making performances by up-and-coming acts like Santana, Joe Cocker and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; the Who’s early-morning set featuring songs from their classic rock opera “Tommy”; and the closing set by Hendrix, which climaxed with an improvised solo guitar performance of “The Star Spangled Banner.”Though Woodstock had left its promoters nearly bankrupt, their ownership of the film and recording rights more than compensated for the losses after the release of a hit documentary film in 1970. Later music festivals inspired by Woodstock’s success failed to live up to its standard, and the festival still stands for many as an example of America’s 1960s youth counterculture at its best.For more details on this day in history, go here. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSHistory ChannelWoodstock Previous articleFor Cobaris, public service is a family thingNext articleSummer Olympics Medal Count Update – Day 9 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ArchDaily CopyHouses•Ljubljana, Slovenia Year: Slovenia Pocket-Size Villa / Prima d.o.o. “COPY” Manufacturers: ALR 40, Internorm HF 310 timber, Lotus-Effect ®Collaborators:Marko VidmarArchitect In Charge:Jernej Prijon, Vid RazingerCity:LjubljanaCountry:SloveniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsSave this picture!© Matevž PaternosterText description provided by the architects. This home for a family of four is situated on the north side of a small park. The park borders on a kindergarten and an elementary school which stand next to a lively food market, all located in a dense urban area in the northwest part the city of Ljubljana. The main reason why the site was not yet developed was its size which is just a little over 300 m2. The site and building regulations demanded a very (site) specific scheme. The living quarters and the garden are placed on the top (terrace) floor of the villa and not on ground floor as one would expect. The end result is a hybrid between a modernistic town house (villa) and a terrace apartment with a rooftop garden, opening towards the park on the south.Save this picture!ConnceptThe basement that is 70 cm lower than the ground around the villa is used as a garage for 2 cars, boiler room and storage rooms. The main entrance is on the elevated ground floor, situated in the south west corner opening in the direction of the market. It is also a few stairs lower than the rest of the first floor. This way, a better connection between the street level and the main entrance is achieved. On the other hand, the rest of the first floor – sleeping quarters and bathrooms – is discretely elevated a few stairs above the level of the entrance and the street.Save this picture!© Matevž PaternosterThe living quarters are on the second floor – terrace floor. The entrances to the villa and the living floor are connected with a wide and open staircase, visually and spatially connecting the two together.Save this picture!© Matevž PaternosterThe terrace (garden), living room, dining room, kitchen and small study (library) are composed as a collage of different spaces within a single open floor. The character of this floor is defined by the large glass walls on the south side, connecting the terrace (garden) with the interior. Small openings which are carefully placed frame the views in all other directions. The terrace floor is smaller than the floor below, therefore leaving enough space along the façade for creating a vertical garden all around the house on this floor. This vertical garden is made from intertwined steel wires and vine plant. In the parts where this garden is easily accessible, there is a small herb garden close to the kitchen and a Japanese garden along the staircase, allowing one to enjoy when descending or ascending the stairs.Save this picture!© Matevž PaternosterDue to its size, the villa is mainly white. On the outside, the villa is clad in a simple white contact façade with the entrance part clad in terrazzo. The terrazzo changes to natural stone (travertine) in the foyer and later in wooden floors (made of teak) in the living quarters. All the interior walls as well as the built-in furniture are white with some elements clad in teak that was also used for the floorsSave this picture!© Matevž PaternosterProduct Description:- Classical contact façade was used because of the geometry of the villa. This allowed us to design the façade simply by subtracting volumes. On the other side this façade is reminiscent to aesthetics of modernistic villas built in Ljubljana and central Europe the late 1930.Save this picture!© Matevž PaternosterProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Valldoreix / 05AM ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsAnticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013…Selected Projects Share Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799985/pocket-size-villa-prima-doo Clipboard 2015 Save this picture!© Matevž Paternoster+ 23 Share “COPY” Pocket-Size Villa / Prima d.o.o.Save this projectSavePocket-Size Villa / Prima d.o.o. Photographs: Matevž Paternoster Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799985/pocket-size-villa-prima-doo Clipboard Architects: Prima d.o.o. Area Area of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officePrima d.o.o.OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLjubljanaSloveniaPublished on January 22, 2017Cite: “Pocket-Size Villa / Prima d.o.o.” 22 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
TAGSOdessa College Pinterest WhatsApp OC board approves Nacero abatement Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook The Odessa College Board of Trustees approved a request for a tax abatement from Nacero.Nacero plans a $4.7-billion gasoline manufacturing plant at Penwell, 15 miles west-southwest of Odessa off I-20. The OC board took action at a special virtual meeting April 15, Director of Media Relations Cheri Dalton said in a text message.Accompanied by Wesley Burnett, director of economic development at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, Nacero Inc. Chief Operating Officer Hal Bouknight told the Odessa American this week that he hopes to start construction late this year or early next year, assuming the necessary financing is obtained.He said that because Nacero’s innovative new process entails manufacturing, not refining, gasoline, a permit from the U.S. Department of Energy is not required; however, Bouknight said the approval of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is needed.Asked if the plant would stand on the Penwell land that was targeted for the much-touted FutureGen coal gasification plant that never happened, he said a site had not been chosen, an Odessa American article said.According to its website, “Nacero uses natural gas, renewable natural gas and captured waste gas to make zero sulfur gasoline for today’s cars and trucks from manufacturing facilities run on renewable power using carbon capture when feasible. In contrast, traditional refineries use heat and pressure to crack crude oil into gasoline and other non-gasoline byproducts. Nacero’s cleaner product and process yields gasoline with less than half the carbon emissions as traditional gasoline.” Previous articleOil prices climbNext articleOne-day pop-up photo show set Odessa American By Odessa American – April 16, 2021 Local NewsEducation Facebook
News UpdatesKerala High Court Allows Marriage Registration Through Video Conferencing Jane Maria7 Jan 2021 7:01 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court in Sreelakshmi J.S. v. The Kadukutty Grama Panchayath and Others, WP(C).No.27387 OF 2020 allowed the completion of marriage registration formalities through the medium of video conferencing. The petitioner solemnised her marriage with her husband, Sanoop, on 24.08.2019 in accordance with the customary rites. They had submitted the memorandum 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?LoginThe Kerala High Court in Sreelakshmi J.S. v. The Kadukutty Grama Panchayath and Others, WP(C).No.27387 OF 2020 allowed the completion of marriage registration formalities through the medium of video conferencing. The petitioner solemnised her marriage with her husband, Sanoop, on 24.08.2019 in accordance with the customary rites. They had submitted the memorandum of registration of marriage before the Local Registrar Of Marriages (Common) in terms of the Kerala Registration of Marriages (Common) Rules, 2008 (the Rules). But before the marriage registration could be completed, the petitioner’s husband had to abruptly return to work in South Africa. Now, the petitioner wanted to apply for visa to join her husband in South Africa, but without the marriage certificate she is unable to do so. Hence, it was the plea of the petitioner to allow the completion of the formalities concerning her marriage registration by securing the presence of her husband through video conferencing and issue marriage certificate without insisting his physical appearance and signature. Justice P B Suresh Kumar relied on the precedent of Mathew T.K. v. Secretary and Registrar of Marriages, Alappuzha and Another, 2020(4) KHC 456 where an identical matter was disposed of. Accordingly, the court allowed the plea of the petitioner. In short, it was directed that the authorised representative of the husband of the petitioner shall file an affidavit before the Local Registrar for Marriages. In the presence of the husband through video conferencing, the authorised representative shall sign on behalf of him in the marriage register. But, the husband is directed to appear physically before the Registrar within a year and sign in the marriage register, failing which the Registrar is at liberty to revoke the marriage registration. The directions of the court are produced in verbatim below :- (i)An authorized representative of the husband of the petitioner, preferably one among his parents, shall file an affidavit before the third respondent stating that he/she has been duly authorised by the husband of the petitioner to sign in the marriage register on behalf of the husband of the petitioner. (ii) If an affidavit as directed is filed before the third respondent, he shall act upon Ext.P4 memorandum and complete the formalities for registration of the marriage of the petitioner after securing the presence of her husband through video conferencing and issue marriage certificate to the petitioner, after obtaining signatures of the petitioner and the authorized representative of her husband. (iii) The husband of the petitioner shall appear before the third respondent and sign in the marriage register within one year from the date of registration. In case the husband of the petitioner does not comply with the said direction, the third respondent will be at liberty to revoke the registration of their marriageClick Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Story
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rustythedog/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — Several dozen Philadelphia police officers were placed on administrative duty in the wake of an investigation into claims of racial bias levied by a civil rights watchdog, officials said Wednesday.Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said 72 officers were “removed from the street” after the Plain View Project, a database that collects public Facebook posts and comments from current and former police officers, claimed it had uncovered more than 300 racist, sexist and/or biased social media posts by the city’s police officers. “Internal affairs has already begun to investigate each of these officers identified,” Ross said Wednesday. “The law department has contracted with the law firm Ballard Spahr to review each post to determine if the speech is constitutionally protected.”Researchers with the Plain View Project said they examined more than 3,100 posts and comments on Facebook that were allegedly authored by current and retired officers of the Philadelphia Police Department.The analysis revealed that at least 328 active-duty officers allegedly posted troubling content, including posts that celebrated acts of violence against Muslims, immigrants and black people accused of committing crimes. Some posts captured long, hate-filled exchanges that appeared to involve multiple officers, according to the database.The organization, founded by Philadelphia-based lawyer Emily Baker-White, said it analyzed the Facebook accounts of thousands of police officers across eight U.S. cities, including New York, Pennsylvania, Dallas, St. Louis and Phoenix.“We found a very high and concerning number of posts that appear to endorse, celebrate or glorify violence and vigilantism,” Baker-White told ABC News in an interview earlier this month. “We included posts that we thought could affect public trust and policing.”Local news outlets, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, attributed some of the posts to high-ranking members of the department, including a police inspector, six captains and eight lieutenants.ABC News could not independently verify the posts in question, but the project said it went through a vigorous process to authenticate the profiles. Some users reported specific police departments as their employers, while others posted pictures of themselves in uniform, according to its website.The department said it was working to independently verify that officers referenced in the project actually made the comments. Ross, who said most of the comments were made while officers were off-duty, had previously called the comments “deeply disturbing and upsetting.”“But to be clear, those officers that we have identified that appear to have engaged in explicit bias against any protected class of individual or who advocated any form of violence, will be immediately removed from street duty during the course of these investigations,” Ross said in a statement earlier this month. “When a police officer’s expression of his or her opinions erodes the police department’s ability to do its job and maintain the public’s trust, the department is permitted to act, including disciplining officers when the circumstances allow for it.”The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement calling the decision “premature” and “irresponsible.”“It’s premature and irresponsible for the Commissioner to tell the public that police officers will be fired without a complete investigation into officers’ social media use,” said FOP Lodge #5 President John McNesby. “Our officers are entitled to due process just like any other citizen.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.