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Meridian Marshall Holdings (MMH.gh) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgMeridian Marshall Holdings (MMH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Meridian Marshall Holdings (MMH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meridian Marshall Holdings (MMH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meridian Marshall Holdings (MMH.gh)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMeridian-Marshall Holding Company Limited (Marshalls) is a public educational initiative of Meridian Pre-University (PMU) which provides career-orientated post-secondary education courses as well as degree and diploma programmes for high school graduates and working adults in African and internationally. The company offers business-orientated degree and diploma programmes for students wishing to enter the fields of business management, arts and social sciences, modern languages, information technology, and hospitality and tourism. WASSCS graduates and working adults attend Microsoft-certified courses to improve their business technology skills. Other post-graduate courses on offer include engineering, law, communication, medicine and practical job skills. Marshalls is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to operate as a tertiary institution and is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and Microsoft Technology Academy in the USA. Marshalls is based in Accra, Ghana. Meridian-Marshall Holdings is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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As nation honors Martin Luther King Jr., some churches pay…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By David PaulsenPosted Jan 17, 2020 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Collierville, TN 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 Submit an Event Listing 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA As nation honors Martin Luther King Jr., some churches pay tribute in stained glass This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Rector Albany, NY The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is featured, along with the Rev. Absalom Jones and Bishop James Theodore Holly, in stained-glass windows at the front of St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church in Chicago. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Chicago] The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is in good company at St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church on the city’s South Side. For nearly 25 years, the late civil rights leader has held a position of prominence between the Rev. Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in The Episcopal Church, and the Rt. Rev. James Theodore Holly, the first black Episcopal bishop.The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of 33 black religious and historical figures featured in stained glass at St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church in Chicago. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThey are among the 33 black religious and historical figures whose simple portraits are featured in the stained-glass windows above the narthex, nave and sanctuary at St. Edmund’s, a church in Chicago’s mostly residential Washington Park neighborhood.The Rev. Richard Tolliver, who led the campaign to install the windows in 1996, informally describes them all as “saints,” and King is set at the front of the church by design. “In the morning when the sun rises in the east, there’s something about the rays that come through that window that really illuminate him,” Tolliver, the congregation’s now-retired rector, told Episcopal News Service while sitting for an interview in the church’s front pew.This weekend, Episcopal congregations across the country will honor King at various services and special events, and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is scheduled to speak at an annual memorial breakfast in Boston, Massachusetts, on Jan. 20, the federal holiday devoted to King, who would have turned 91 this month. St. Edmund’s is one of a handful of Episcopal congregations that also have paid permanent tribute to the slain Baptist minister by depicting him in stained glass.A window at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia, that was dedicated in 1997 shows King seated, with the Washington Monument in the background, evoking the March on Washington and King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The window also features Absalom Jones, Mother Teresa and Samuel Seabury, The Episcopal Church’s first bishop.The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is depicted in a stained-glass window at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta, along with Samuel Seabury, Absalom Jones and Mother Teresa. Photo: Parlee TeagueAnother example can be found at Boston’s St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, one of two co-founders of the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast, now in its 50th year.At St. Cyprian’s, King is portrayed in a minister’s robe above the words “I Have a Dream,” and his stained-glass panels are positioned next to panels featuring abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The church’s windows honor a total of 16 “black heroes,” in the words of parish treasurer Josephine Mitchell.The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Frederick Douglass are paired in stained-glass windows at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in Boston. Photo: St. Cyprian’s, via FacebookMitchell, 67, has attended services for 48 years at St. Cyprian’s, which is located in the Roxbury neighborhood south of downtown Boston. A native of Belize, Mitchell explained that she wasn’t fully aware of the United States’ history of racial segregation before immigrating in 1972, but her husband shared with her stories of growing up in segregated South Carolina.She thinks the stained-glass windows offer a valuable lesson in black history. “It’s not just for the ambiance and beautification of the church, but really, it’s a source of education,” she said in a phone interview.Mitchell also feels a personal connection to King, since she shares his birthday, Jan. 15. She listens to his “I Have a Dream” speech every year.“Every time I hear that speech, it just resonates with me, and it just brings chills to me because he was such an influence in the community,” she said. “And he didn’t just reach out to blacks, he reached out to everybody.”Before Tolliver became rector of St. Edmund’s in Chicago, he spent several years in the 1970s as rector of St. Cyprian’s in Boston. The Boston congregation’s King window was already installed at the time, and Tolliver oversaw the installation of additional stained-glass windows, including one honoring Massachusetts Bishop John Burgess, The Episcopal Church’s first black diocesan bishop.The Boston and Chicago congregations were founded around the same time in the early 20th century but under different circumstances. St. Cyprian’s has long been a congregation with a large number of West Indian immigrants, who began worshipping together in 1910 because they weren’t welcomed at that time by white congregations in Boston.When St. Edmund’s formed in Chicago in 1905, its parishioners were mostly white. By the 1920s, membership had dwindled due to white flight as more black residents moved into its South Side neighborhood, Tolliver said. Those new residents helped St. Edmund’s grow and transition into a vibrant African American congregation.In 1948, when the neighborhood’s Greek Orthodox congregation chose to move to the suburbs, it sold its church building to St. Edmund’s, which has worshipped ever since in this church at the corner of Michigan Avenue and 61st Street.The Rev. Richard Tolliver, 74, who retired in 2017 as rector of St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church in Chicago, talks about the stained-glass windows that were installed during his time with the congregation. As rector, he also oversaw creation of the St. Edmund’s Redevelopment Corporation, which he still leads as president and CEO. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe worship space hadn’t changed much by the time Tolliver joined the congregation in 1989. “All of the iconography and paintings reflected a Greek Orthodox facility,” he said, “so we wanted to have more cultural symbols and images in the church that reflected the congregation of the day.”Drawing on his experience at St. Cyprian’s in Boston, Tolliver envisioned converting the unadorned windows at St. Edmund’s into stained glass, featuring King and other prominent black figures. He presented his idea to the congregation at the 8 a.m. service one Sunday morning and asked if any parishioners would be interested in sponsoring one of the 33 windows, each costing a couple thousand dollars.The Martin Luther King Jr. window, second from left, is positioned at the front of St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church overlooking the altar. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceTolliver had 29 volunteers from that early service alone, and after the 10:30 a.m. service, another four had come forward to sponsor the remaining windows. Their names are featured on a plaque in the narthex.Today, the King window is a particular source of pride for longtime parishioners like Doris Howell.“He was an inspiration for me,” said Howell, a 92-year-old retired teacher. She also felt it was important for her students to learn about King’s legacy. “Dr. King was part of what I wanted to impart to the children.”Howell remains active in the congregation and continues to sing every Sunday in the choir, which takes its seat to the right of the altar, just below the windows featuring Jones, King and Holly. The windows around the church are positioned high above and grouped in threes, with 15 on the right side of the church and 15 on the left. The other three are found in the narthex, near the church’s front door. Each features a simple portrait and a name.Howell said she sometimes sits in the choir pews and looks up at the light coming through the faces of all those well-known men and women, and in that moment, “I feel like the Lord is shining through them on me,” she said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

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CAF Bank celebrates its 20th anniversary

first_imgCAF Bank celebrates its 20th anniversary At the anniversary event, Tracey Reddings, CAF’s Executive Director of Charity Financial Services, said: “Over the past 20 years we have seen the income of charities more than double from £12.5 billion to £26 billion, and we have been able to make a valuable contribution to the effective management of these funds.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 17 November 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tagged with: Finance Research / statistics CAF Bank, the UK’s first bank set up exclusively for charities, has celebrated its 20th anniversary with a reception in London. It now has record funds under management of £1 billion.Originally known as CafCash, CAF Bank, the banking subsidiary of CAF (Charities Aid Foundation), was launched in 1986 to provide even the smallest charities with access to high quality financial products, low charges and competitive rates of interest. In its first year it attracted nearly 1,600 accounts totalling £24.5 million, and now CAF Bank manages over 20,000 accounts worth £1 billion. Advertisement  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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The Artful Journey: Cultivating and Soliciting the Major Gift

first_imgThe Artful Journey: Cultivating and Soliciting the Major Gift  12 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 Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | Newslast_img read more

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Conference reaffirms Africa-Cuba solidarity

first_imgAfricans caught in the Atlantic Slave Trade were taken to Cuba, where their presence made an indelible mark on the character of the political, economic and cultural fabric of the country.Since the 1960s, in the early aftermath of the 1959 seizure of power by revolutionary forces led by Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and others, African independence and transformative struggles have constituted a major factor in Cuban foreign policy. President Castro noted in 1976 that socialist Cuba was populated by Latin-African people opposed to colonialism, racism and imperialism.This historical tradition was reinforced at a recent conference held in Windhoek, Republic of Namibia, which brought together African leaders and Cuban government officials to renew ties among the geopolitical regions and to chart a way forward in the current period. The Fifth Continental African Conference of Solidarity with Cuba was convened June 6-8 and brought together over 200 delegates from 26 African states under the theme of “Intensifying Solidarity and Continuing the Legacy of Fidel and Che.”The first of these conferences was held in South Africa in 1995, just one year after the racist-apartheid system’s demise brought President Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress to power. Subsequent gatherings took place in Ghana during 1997, Angola in 2010 and Ethiopia, the headquarters of the African Union, in 2012.The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Che Guevara in Bolivia. He was in the South American country assisting revolutionary forces fighting against the neocolonial regime supported by the United States. The Cuban Revolution from its inception posed a challenge to U.S. imperialist dominance over the Caribbean, South America and other colonial and neocolonial territories around the world.In November 2016, 90-year-old former President Fidel Castro died in Havana. His funeral was attended by many African leaders, including Namibian President Hage Geingob, who paid tribute to the revolutionary leader in an address to the mourners.In a statement to this year’s Windhoek conference, Namibian Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah emphasized: “The holding of this conference is all the more timely because it is taking place when retrogressive forces are bent on reversing the gains made recently to normalize relations between Cuba and the United States.” Under the previous U.S. administration of President Barack Obama, the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba after a breach of over 50 years had raised expectations of a possible lifting of the economic blockade imposed by Washington in October 1960.Without the abolition of the blockade, relations cannot be fully normalized, despite the exchange of diplomats and the reopening of embassies. The U.S. Congress would have to approve the liquidation of the blockade, and there are political elements in it who categorically oppose full economic and trade relations with Havana.Nonetheless, the Fifth Continental African Conference supported the address by Namibian President Hage Geingob, who said, “We applaud the positive development in this respect and we commend the U.S. government and Cuba for their efforts towards normalizing of ties. However, there is still much ground left to cover to ensure the complete lifting of the blockade against Cuba.”Geingob emphasized the urgency of the conference to develop a unified African strategy in regard to supporting Cuba. In addition, the delegates passed resolutions demanding the return to the Cuban people of Guantanamo Bay, which remains under U.S. control more than a century after the so-called Spanish-American War.A co-founder of the ruling SWAPO (Southwest Africa People’s Organization) Party, Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, who died just days after the conference, noted: “Historically, Cuba assisted African countries in the fight against foreign domination. Through this patriotic support, Cuban people have shown us the meaning of solidarity, hence [we should show] our support for Cuba.”In attendance as well from Cuba were Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, and Giraldo Mazola, Cuban Ambassador to Namibia.Call for continuing solidarityAfrican leaders viewed the current situation involving the status of U.S.-Cuban relations as critical in light of the political character of the administration in Washington. President Donald Trump used his prerogative of reversing the reforms instituted by his predecessor on June 16.The conference stressed as a mandate for future actions to “continue developing and strengthening the Cuba solidarity movement in each one of our countries, struggling for unity and truth. We demand that Cuba’s right to self-determination and sovereignty, as well as its right to decide the political system of its choice, be respected.” (Granma International, June 7)Moreover, the struggle to maintain and enhance the independence and sovereignty of Cuba is linked with other countries in the region. In recognizing this reality, the conference expanded its scope to encompass other states which have also been under pressure from successive U.S. administrations.The final declaration pledged support to “the causes of all sister countries struggling for a better world. In particular, we pledge our support to Puerto Rico in its struggle for self-determination, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and the people of Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina, and all peoples of the continent defending their sovereignty.”Legacy of concrete assistanceIn 1961, in the aftermath of the assassination of Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, Cuban Minister of Economic Planning Che Guevara spoke out strongly in condemnation of the murderous act, carried out by the U.S., Belgium and other imperialist states utilizing local surrogates. Che toured Africa in 1965 in an effort to build solidarity and make preparations for Cuban internationalists to intervene in Congo in support of the revolutionary forces fighting for Lumumba’s ideals.Although this mission was not successful, the experience taught profound lessons that laid the foundation for the deployment of Cuban military units in Angola in defense of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, beginning in October 1975. Angolan President Agostino Neto requested Cuba’s support from President Fidel Castro in the face of an invasion by the South African military, the U.S. CIA and the U.S.-backed surrogate rebel groups UNITA and FNLA, which were designed to derail the genuine independence of the oil-rich former Portuguese colony.Cuban internationalists spent another 13 years in Angola, where they assisted in defeating the South African forces in a series of battles around Cuito Cuanavale in 1988. After the South African military’s humiliating losses, negotiations began that resulted in the liberation of Namibia, the release of South African political prisoners in 1990 and by 1994 the transition to nonracial, democratic rule in what had been the citadel of apartheid settler-colonialism.In recent years, Cuba has educated thousands of African students in universities in the Caribbean socialist state. These students are provided with free tuition and lodging.During the Ebola pandemic of 2014, Cuba deployed hundreds of physicians and other health care workers to Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the hardest hit West African states. This was instrumental in turning the tide of efforts to halt and eradicate the crisis. The U.S. was forced to recognize the role of Cuba in the battle against Ebola, which paved the way for the reopening of diplomatic relations.On June 7, outside the conference deliberations in Windhoek, the delegates visited historic sites, including Heroes Acre and the Museum of Independence. The next African Conference in Solidarity with Cuba will convene in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Farm Bureau Addresses Data and Technology Privacy Concerns of Farmers

first_img Farm Bureau Addresses Data and Technology Privacy Concerns of Farmers By Gary Truitt – Feb 11, 2014 Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bureau Addresses Data and Technology Privacy Concerns of Farmers The American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress Tuesday that one of the most important issues related to big data goes directly to property rights and who owns and controls farm-level data that may be collected. According to Farm Bureau – the risks to privacy that farmers face are of great concern. Missouri Farm Bureau member Brian Marshall testified before the House Small Business Committee on behalf of AFBF. He told the committee that farmers are right to be concerned about data privacy – in part because the information collected is valuable to companies. Also of concern – Marshall said – are the risks farmers could face related to the release of information about pesticide use or biotech crops – which are accepted farming practices dubbed politically unpopular. In addition – Marshall said farmers should have a say in and be compensated when their data is sold.Farm Bureau also has a data privacy concern related to the use of unmanned aircraft systems – or drones – for commercial purposes in agriculture and forestry. On that issue – Marshall said operators of drones should be required to gain the consent of the landowner or farmer if surveying or gathering data about the landowner’s property below navigable airspace. Farm Bureau opposes federal agencies using drones for regulatory enforcement, litigation and as a sole source for natural resource inventories without the consent of the landowner below navigable airspace. Previous articleLove for Pork Burns Strong in U.S.Next articlePlenty of Uncertainty Ahead Gary Truitt SHAREcenter_img Soujrce: NAFB News service SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Military Tribute Marks Wells Fargo Rose Parade Sponsorship

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The Wells Fargo float and three Wells Fargo stagecoaches joining the Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day will be dedicated to military veterans and their families, and will serve to ignite a national call to action to provide more care to veterans, especially the homeless.Two of the three Wells Fargo stagecoaches in the parade will carry the Warriors to Summits team, which climbed Gannett Peak in Wyoming, and members of Wells Fargo’s Veterans Team Member Network.The third stagecoach and the Wells Fargo float decorated by volunteers will feature the New Directions for Veterans Choir, part of the New Directions nonprofit that provides food, shelter, support and rehabilitation services to more than 1,000 veterans each year through three transitional housing treatment centers.The National Coalition for the Homeless estimates that there are between 130,000 and 200,000 homeless veterans in the U.S. on any given night.David DiCristofaro, Wells Fargo’s lead regional president for Greater Los Angeles, says those statistics and Wells Fargo’s three-prong approach to supporting veterans – through housing, financial education, and career placement – are what prompted Wells Fargo to make New Directions part of its 2016 Rose Parade plans.“This is really a national call to action to solve the problem of veteran homelessness, and I can’t think of a better organization than New Directions,” DiCristofaro says. “We have supported the nonprofit with $300,000 and through teaching free financial literacy classes to veterans over the past four years.”New Directions performed at a news conference in Los Angeles last month that launched the Wells Fargo and New Directions partnership for the 2016 Rose Parade. The group has been sharing its story through surprise caroling visits across Los Angeles.“Singing for the Rose Parade and opportunities like this are huge for us,” says New Directions member Michelle Mayne-Graves. “It allows the program to get a lot of exposure, and that means many more people will get help.”The 127th Rose Parade marks Wells Fargo’s 10th anniversary as one of the parade’s corporate sponsors. Thecompany traces its contemporary Rose Parade history to 1976 and its first award-winning float – a floral stagecoach entry called “The City Greets the Arrival of the Overland Stage.”The trademark of Wells Fargo’s Rose Parade history still remains the company’s stagecoaches traveling side-by-side down the parade’s 5.5-mile route. Lovester Law, head of Wells Fargo’s Stagecoach Appearance Program, says those equestrian entries began in 2006. They’re a family affair courtesy of The Lane Ranch of Lancaster, California, owned by George and Charlene Lane.This year, George will drive the stagecoach featured in the closing ceremony with New Directions, while Charlene and their son, Justin, will drive one of the two stagecoaches traveling earlier in the parade. Tad Griffiths from the ranch will drive the other stagecoach.“When New Year’s Day is over, our stagecoaches will have appeared at 34 holiday parades, but the Rose Parade is the grandest of them all and continues to be a proud moment for Wells Fargo and The Lane Ranch,” Lovester says. More Cool Stuff Community News Military Tribute Marks Wells Fargo Rose Parade Sponsorship From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 21, 2015 | 2:58 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Boys Athlete of the Week: Kwon Peterson of Maranatha High School

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a commentcenter_img Business News Community News Boys Athlete of the Week: Kwon Peterson of Maranatha High School From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 24, 2016 | 3:02 pm Top of the News Name: Kwon PetersonSchool: Maranatha High SchoolSport: FootballPosition: QuarterbackGrade: JuniorAccomplishment: Peterson had his best game of the year on Friday. He completed 13 of 15 passes for 296 yards. The Maranatha dual-threat quarterback threw two TD passes and led the Minutemen to a dramatic 35-34 Olympic League victory over Heritage Christian. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

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Limerick bride-to-be hoping Gary will give her Greatest Day

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Email Previous articleDell announces 100 new jobs in LimerickNext articleAccess to polls John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Bride-to-be Patricia O’Shea, who is getting married on August 8 pictured on the banks of the Shannon in Limerick holding a life-size cutout of her idol Gary Barlow, who she hopes will sing at her wedding reception. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22Bride-to-be Patricia O’Shea, who is getting married on August 8 pictured on the banks of the Shannon in Limerick holding a life-size cutout of her idol Gary Barlow, who she hopes will sing at her wedding reception. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK bride-to-be has embarked on a social media campaign with a difference in a bid to convince ‘Take That’ frontman Gary Barlow to sing at her upcoming wedding.Earlier this year, the singer pledged to sing at three fans’ weddings if they ‘stalk’ him on Twitter.Patricia O’Shea (37)  who has been a Take That fan since her teens, began by tweeting the star up to 150 times a day, along with family and friends, using the hashtag #garytoplayatpatriciaswedding.The pharmacy technician and mother-of-one then stepped up her campaign by ordering a life-size cardboard cutout of Gary Barlow, which she this week brought on a tour of Limerick city.Patricia has been sending the singer regular photos of their adventures around Limerick and beyond.“We started by tweeting him every day. Then I thought I’d try and think outside the box so I bought a life-size cardboard cutout of Gary and we’ve taking pictures of us making a snowman with Gary, and having a movie night with him. I went to a surprise 30th for my cousin in Boston and Gary came with me,” Patricia told the Limerick Post.“At the weekend, seeing as we had such lovely weather, I said I’d bring him around Limerick to show him what it has to offer. I brought him all around the city and took pictures of him at the Treaty Stone and the Castle and places like that. At the Castle, there were lots of tourists taking pictures of us, there were people out walking their dogs taking pictures, but it’s all in good fun.”Patricia says her fiancé Richard Lowe, a DJ, and her six-year-old son Ronan are encouraging her in her bid to have Gary Barlow sing ‘A Million Love Songs’ at their wedding in the Castle Oaks House Hotel on August 8.She added: “It’s a bit obsessive I know but I have to give it a go. He’s doing five weddings altogether, he’s already done two so we’re kind of waiting in limbo now. You won’t know until the day itself if he’s going to show up. What happens is he’ll tell one of the bridal party and they have to keep it secret. Otherwise, you could have 5,000 people turning up at your wedding.“We’re hoping that having Shannon Airport just 20 minutes away will be a plus for us. We’re not living in the middle of nowhere, he can just fly in and out. “Patricia says she has “a few more bits and pieces” planned for her campaign, including bringing ‘Gary’ along to her hen weekend in Kilkenny next month.She concluded: “I’m having great fun, it’s such a distraction from the stress of organising a wedding. I’ve been telling people that I won’t be stressed on the morning of the wedding because I know Gary will be there. I’ll be happy on the day because Gary will be at the top table with me anyway, I’ll be bringing the cardboard cutout to the wedding.” TAGSGary BarlowlimerickTake That Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Print Facebook Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLimerick bride-to-be hoping Gary will give her Greatest DayBy John Keogh – April 23, 2015 1312 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Make First Contribution to Housing Trust Fund

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Make First Contribution to Housing Trust Fund The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac National Housing Trust Fund 2016-03-14 Brian Honea Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Make First Contribution to Housing Trust Fund Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac National Housing Trust Fund Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News About Author: Brian Honea Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have made their first contributions to the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), which were originally intended to start when the NHTF was created in 2008 but suspended when the GSEs were taken into conservatorship by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).The GSEs will be contributing $186 million to the NHTF in order to provide more funding for construction and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing for low-income families. The fund was signed into law in 2008 as a provision of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 by then-President George W. Bush. According to the NHTF’s website, the creation of the fund “is a major victory for low-income housing advocates and the lowest income people in our country with the most serious needs.”FHFA Director Mel Watt announced in December 2014 that he was lifting the temporary suspension of the allocation of GSE funds to the NHTF.”Affordable housing is about opportunity,” HUD Secretary Julián Castro said at the time Watt lifted the suspension. “That’s why today represents important progress for the American people. The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s decision to release resources for the Housing Trust Fund will help people across the nation secure a decent place to call home. This effort will assist individuals from all backgrounds—including low-income families and those experiencing homelessness—in building better lives. HUD will soon issue regulations to implement the Housing Trust Fund.  We look forward to working with partners from throughout the nation to expand the circle of opportunity for current and future generations of Americans.”Castro told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that states will begin submitting requests to receive money recently contributed to the NHTF by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and that the NHTF would likely begin distributing the money this summer.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been under conservatorship of FHFA since September 2008 “to preserve and conserve their assets and property and restore them to a sound financial condition so they can continue to fulfill their statutory mission of promoting liquidity and efficiency in the nation’s housing finance markets,” according to the FHFA. The two GSEs received a combined $187.5 billion in bailout money from the government in 2008, but have since returned to profitability.Republican lawmakers attempted to stop the lifting of the suspension of the allocation of GSE funds to the Housing Trust Fund. In April 2014, Reps. Ed Royce (R-California) and Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) wrote a letter to Watt urging the FHFA to continue suspension of the allocation of funds.On Monday, Hensarling criticized the contribution of $186 million by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the NHTF.”In taking this action, Director Watt has made a grave mistake that harms hardworking taxpayers and violates both the letter and spirit of the law,” said Hensarling, who is the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were at the epicenter of the 2008 financial crisis that threw millions of Americans out of work and destroyed trillions of dollars of household wealth. The nearly $200 billion bailout of Fannie and Freddie is still the biggest, costliest taxpayer-funded bailout in history, and contrary to what some claim, they have yet to ‘repay’ taxpayers one thin dime. Diverting assets from taxpayers to housing trust funds re-invites the same politically directed lending abuses that have characterized the broken GSE model and sows the seeds for the next housing crisis.”Royce, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, also spoke out against the GSEs’ contribution to the NHTF on Monday. Royce introduced the Pay Back the Taxpayers Act of 2015 in January 2015, proposing that no funds from Fannie and Freddie can be used to fund the national Housing Trust Fund while the GSEs are in conservatorship or receivership.”We must stop the egregious siphoning of money from the GSEs to this housing slush fund,” Royce said. “I look forward to working with Chairman Hensarling on advancing the Pay Back the Taxpayers Act, which preempts future payments of this kind and sends them where they belong: to the taxpayers. In the interim, lawmakers should conduct vigorous oversight as to where this money is going, who is using it, and what exactly it is being spent on.” Previous: The Future Looks Bright for Flipping Next: Consumer Expectations are Making a Comebackcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago March 14, 2016 5,327 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more