Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) 2001 annual report.Company ProfileZambia Bata Shoe Company plc. manufactures and markets a wide range of smart and casual footwear and other leather and plastic products for the fashion sector in Zambia. Products in its accessories range include handbags and belts. The footwear company operates in three markets: retail, wholesale and export. The company has a national footprint with 50 modern stores located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. In addition to its own Bata brand, the company is an agent for popular shoe brands such as Marie Claire, Makuba, Toughies, Power, Tommy Takkies, North Star and Bubble Gummers. Zambia Bata Shoe Company was established in 1937 and is a subsidiary of Bafin (Nederland) BV. Zambia Bata Shoe Company is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange
Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) 2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Dr. Marta Illueca was a child, her Roman Catholic family was traditional and powerful. Her father Jorge was elected president of Panama in between stints as president of the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly; her mother was a teacher-turned-nurse who went to graduate school in her 60s before establishing Panama’s first nursing school. Illueca’s focus was different. “I was very spiritual and very curious about the whole process of spirituality, even beyond Christianity,” she said. That interest deepened in 1971, when Illueca was 12 and her 22-year-old sister Linda died of an undiagnosed heart condition. Illueca focused her early studies on medicine — until hearing the call to ministry in her 50s.Delaware Bishop Kevin Brown with the Rev. Dr. Marta Illueca after her ordination in 2019. Photo: Courtesy of Marta IlluecaNow 61 and an ordained Episcopal priest at Brandywine Collaborative Ministries in Delaware since 2019, Illueca is bringing her medical and religious expertise to a research project on what types of prayers are most helpful to patients with chronic pain. A 2019 survey found that chronic pain affected approximately 20% of adults in the United States and 7.4% had chronic pain so severe that it limited their activities. Officially launched last fall as the first project of the Pain and Prayer Collaborative, the study is a joint effort of the Episcopal Church in Delaware and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.“Health care is starting to open up to spirituality, but if you don’t have data, then you’re going to be kept at bay, or at a distance,” said Illueca. As clergy-medical liaison, she is co-leading the study with pain psychologist Samantha Meints. Illueca’s position is funded by a 2020 United Thank Offering grant and supported by the Episcopal Church in Delaware.The investigation, which Illueca calls “the poster child” of a church/academia research model, aims to measure how active versus passive prayers affect chronic pain. An active type of prayer is, “Help me endure this, help me get through this,” Meints said, whereas passive prayer sounds more like, “God, please take my pain away.”The study focuses on personal prayer, in which one prays for oneself, rather than on intercessory prayers, which are offered by one person on behalf of another. The data will come from the results of an online questionnaire of participants’ prayer practices and pain. From the results, Illueca and Meints will design a prayer tool, written as a brochure outlining the types of prayers most likely to help people cope with chronic pain and, hopefully, feel better. The brochure will be available not only to patients but also to hospital chaplains, clergy and others.People of all faiths who believe in the power of prayer are invited to complete the questionnaire. As of early May, 140 people had completed it; Illueca and Meints hope to have 400 to 500 by early June. They’ll evaluate their findings this summer, aiming to have results in September.The study’s connections to the academic, medical and religious worlds make this partnership unique, according to Dr. Benjamin Doolittle, who serves as director of the Yale Program for Medicine, Spirituality & Religion. “That is very unusual. Big academic medical centers partner with each other all the time,” he said. “What we don’t see is academic medical centers partnering with the church in a very intentional way.”According to a 2018 article in the AMA Journal of Ethics, even though religion is important to their patients, doctors avoid the subject: “Believing the question is outside their expertise, worrying that they will say the wrong thing, or having discordant beliefs regarding religion, physicians are not sure what to say,” the authors wrote.Doolittle hopes the Pain and Prayer Collaborative will further the conversation about prayer in medicine. “Our patients practice these interventions, and it can be very helpful to say, ‘Yes, these are good things to do. We have data to show it makes a difference,’” he said, adding that it’s equally important if the study shows that prayer doesn’t make a difference.Delaware Bishop Kevin Brown expressed hope for Illueca and Meints’ work. “It would be tremendous if their thesis [that active prayers have a greater positive impact on chronic pain than other kinds of prayers] is proven true, that they’re able to create a scale that allows medical professionals to use prayer as a viable treatment for chronic pain,” he said. Doolittle agreed: “We need to do these kinds of studies because it’s a way for the medical community to give credence to this important adjunctive therapy for pain. So we need data,” he said.Earlier in Illueca’s career, when she was practicing pediatric medicine at New York City hospitals, she traveled to sacred places and developed a reading program to further her spiritual development. “My sister’s death was pivotal in opening up my ‘spiritual’ gifts, and it was the start of a lifelong soul search that eventually led me to my priesthood,” Illueca said.In 2003, nearly two decades into her clinical work and ready for a career change, Illueca moved to Delaware to work for AstraZeneca, eventually becoming the biopharmaceutical company’s medical affairs officer. “In that period of time, I stumbled upon The Episcopal Church,” Illueca said. Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Wilmington became her spiritual home in 2010, and Illueca learned that The Episcopal Church ordained female priests. She became active in her congregation, going on mission trips to the Dominican Republic. “That’s when the vocational calling to priesthood came alive. It just sort of unfolded,” Illueca said. “All of a sudden these new doors were opening.”She retired early from AstraZeneca in 2014 to enroll in Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. In her last year at AstraZeneca, she had met Dr. Daniel Carr, director and founder of Tufts University’s Pain Research, Education & Policy program, while working on a medication for pain patients. Illueca sensed an opportunity to combine medicine and spirituality through pain treatment and studied part time at Tufts while completing her master’s degree at Yale full time; upon graduating from Yale, she studied full time at Tufts.At Tufts, Illueca did a systematic review of existing research into pain and prayer, working with Doolittle, who is also a physician and a pastor. As Illueca analyzed past studies, she realized those that found prayer had no positive effect on pain drew upon the results of one specific coping styles questionnaire. “I thought, ‘Something’s not right here,’” she said. It turned out that the questionnaire only specified prayers asking God to take the pain away.Then she came across Meints’ research into active versus passive prayer as a tool for pain management across race, which showed that while Black patients prayed more than non-Black patients, their pain tolerance was lower.“We know in the broader literature that prayer and religiosity are generally predictors of better health outcomes, not worse, so it was a bit perplexing,” Meints said. She found, as Illueca had, that earlier studies had only included passive prayers, as opposed to active and empowering prayers.Compelled by Meints’ findings, Illueca sought her out, and the two finally connected in person in May 2019. Illueca proposed partnering on a study that would combine Meints’ “pioneering work” and her own theological credentials, she said. Equally compelled, Meints agreed. Their work together, Illueca stressed, continues to evolve, in part because it is so new. “This is happening as we speak,” she said.Illueca and Meints view their study through slightly different lenses: one guided by data, one by the spirit. “In research, bias is something you want to avoid. I am a religious, spiritual person, so I am biased. There’s no way around it. I believe in prayer in a depth that others may not,” Illueca said. “Samantha [Meints], whom I consider very spiritual, is not religious at all, apparently. So, therefore, she goes strictly by the data, and I tease her because I say, ‘What you call the data, I call the Holy Spirit.’”Illueca sees in this study the potential for pastoral care workers to “walk into the health care space and say, ‘Science has validated this, and I want my voice to be heard,’” she said. For her part, Meints hopes this will be the first of many Pain and Prayer Collaborative studies: “People pray in response to pain, and we want to be able to capitalize on that and make it the most useful for them.”– Heather Beasley Doyle is a freelance journalist, writer and editor based in Massachusetts. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID
House in Romeirão / ARX Portugal Projects Save this picture!+ 18 Share Houses CopyHouses•Ericeira, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/6657/house-in-romeirao-arx Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. The site has a strong rural character, with small plantations, orchards and pathways limited by roughly made stone property walls and, once in a while, houses, scattered in the landscape. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornIt is a steep slope facing south over the valley, furrowed by a small river and a mountain in the background. While the upper half of the site is ramped, the lower is built in steps. In the transition between both two clear references became the starting point for the project: a walnut tree and a watering tank. Save this picture!The first site visits immediately suggested a volume lying on the slope, facing the entrance walkway and sheltering the house from the neighbours while opening the interior views to the southern valley. Save this picture!The site’s natural beauty dictated the project. The house develops in an intimate relation with the ground, penetrating it as the slope increases and eventually becoming part of the mountain where one can walk; then it is displaced while descending, reappearing on the slope. A long volume was then drawn, like a line bent over itself and over the water tank and the tree. Save this picture!Between those elements the primary exterior space was created. Along the house courtyards were excavated building spaces of intimacy and peace, generally lacking in an overexposed context: the entrance courtyard, the guestroom courtyard and the one of the corridor. Save this picture!The edges of this tubular form bifurcate interacting in different ways with the exterior: the end of the main room is narrow and high overlooking the eastern valley; the wide and low end of the living room is suspended over the southern valley. The private area of the house is serviced by an austere corridor whose ends represent opposite realities: the northern one opens to an intimate courtyard dug on the ground whilst the southern one opens to vast landscape, with the walnut tree in the foreground and the mountain in the distance.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessGlass bottling Plant Cristalchile / Guillermo HeviaSelected ProjectsThe Eyelid House / Fiona Winzar ArchitectsSelected Projects Share House in Romeirão / ARX PortugalSave this projectSaveHouse in Romeirão / ARX Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/6657/house-in-romeirao-arx Clipboard Area: 340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: ARX PORTUGAL Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Year: 2002 “COPY” “COPY” Portugal CopyAbout this officeARX PORTUGALOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesEriceiraPortugalPublished on September 24, 2008Cite: “House in Romeirão / ARX Portugal” 24 Sep 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick Dragons Breast Cancer Survivor support groupNext articleSearch on for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Willie O’Dea TDA UNIVERSAL pension payment should replace the State Pension and the mandatory retirement age should be abolished.That’s according to Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea, who is a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection that has recommended a major reform of how the State pension operates.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Fianna Fáil TD, who sits on the committee with six other TDs and four senators from across all parties, held meetings earlier this year with Age Action Ireland, with the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Congress and Active Retirement Ireland.Speaking to the Limerick Post, Deputy O’Dea said that he is “going to push like hell” to have the mandatory retirement age abolished as it is gone in other countries “so bureaucratic inertia must be the only reason the bills have not passed through”.“No employee should be contractually obliged to retire based on age if they are willing and able to remain at work.It was recommended that the disparity between the retirement age and the pension age needs to be addressed and that the gender disparity that exists in pension income is also addressed as a matter of urgency.”The committee found that the current averaging system is inequitable and a new type of contribution system should be devised.“I am told by the Minister that €250m extra is going to be needed just to accommodate those who have reached retirement within the last 12 months and that is before there is any increase in the budget”, Deputy O’Dea said.Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, is considering the introduction of a Total Contribution System to replace the averaging system, the committee noted.A universal pension payment to replace the State Pension (Contributory and Non-Contributory) was also amongst the recommendations put forward.Deputy O’Dea also highlighted that the discrimination against women had to be immediately addressed.“In 2012, changes were made to increase the number of bands and a doubling of the minimum number of required contributions was also introduced.This should be suspended immediately as they are negatively impacting and discriminating against women”.The committee went on to say that pension recipients deserve to have a feeling of stability and security about their incomes.“As people benefit from greater longevity, the ratio between those of working age continues to alter, from five to one in the 2011 census and projected to fall to half that by 2050.“This creates pressure on the existing pension system. There are also current consequences of historic inequity, such as the impact of the marriage bar on the contribution records of affected women”, the committee said.See more news here Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Twitter Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsO’Dea will ‘push like hell’ to abolish mandatory retirement ageBy Staff Reporter – July 19, 2017 1380 Facebook Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSJoint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protectionlimerickmandatory retirement ageState PensionWillie O’Dea TD WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin
In the not too distant future, if someone were to ask, “How much did your home cost?” the answer would probably be, “18 bitcoins.” For that’s the going rate for an average American home in cryptocurrency, according to a recent analysis reported by Redfin.Although most brokerage firms do not currently accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment, the report notes Redfin’s agents in cities across the U.S., especially California, have said they had conversations with people about using cryptocurrency as part of their transaction. But is cryptocurrency set to become the payment of choice among homebuyers and sellers?“It’s hard to say whether the use of cryptocurrency to buy and sell homes is a long-term trend or just a blip based on the recent spike in value,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist at Redfin. While homebuyers and sellers seem optimistic about trading in bitcoins, the jury’s still out on this method of payment. “I recently helped a client write an offer on a luxury home in Silicon Valley that was contingent on the sale of cryptocurrency,” said Carina Isentaeva, a Redfin agent in San Francisco, where a median home can cost 82 bitcoins. Though her buyer ended up backing out when his cryptocurrency didn’t sell, Isentaeva said she was confident that he would buy when it did. On the other hand, Jeremy Paul, Isentaeva’s colleague in San Diego, recently worked with clients who cashed out two bitcoins valued at $7,435 each, to cover the closing costs on a home in Carlsbad, California.For buyers who have made a lot of money on the recent surge in cryptocurrency value, buying a home in bitcoins is a reasonable way to use the proceeds. For sellers though, accepting bitcoin is riskier because accepting cryptocurrency as payment is a bet that it’s going to continue to increase in price.“In some ways, cryptocurrency investors have just won the lottery, and so it makes perfect sense to use the proceeds to buy their dream home. On the other side of the ‘coin’, sellers probably wouldn’t accept lottery tickets as payment,” Richardson said.For an analysis of median American home prices in bitcoins, click here.In light of the new technology in an ever-changing digital world becoming a reality for the real estate industry, the inaugural Five Star Fintech Summit will convene on March 21 and 22, 2018 in Nashville Tennessee to address these changes. Speakers in the technology, operations, and mortgage industry will talk about the latest approaches to bringing financial technology into the forefront of consumers’ experience.The goal of this two day conference is to empower attendees and provide real benefit in terms of taking home actionable ideas and processes for their organizations.Click here to register for the conference. Print This Post In the Near Future, Buyers Could Use Bitcoins to Purchase a Home bitcoins cryptocurrency Homebuyers Redfin 2017-12-15 Staff Writer December 15, 2017 1,640 Views Home / Daily Dose / In the Near Future, Buyers Could Use Bitcoins to Purchase a Home Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: bitcoins cryptocurrency Homebuyers Redfin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: New Year Brings New Homeowner Bill of Rights Requirements Next: Five Star Institute to Gather Industry Leaders Throughout 2018 Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe
Twitter An investigation is continuing into an attempted break-in at a business premises in Letterkenny. A male, believed to be in his 20s, tried to gain access to the property on the Port Road area of the town in the early hours of this morning but a security team carrying out a routine check intervened.The suspect was initially detained by Orbit security before Gardai arrived on scene a short time later.The male was subsequently arrested and brought to Letterkenny Garda Station for questioning.Managing Director of Orbit Security Martin Hilferty has been praising the swift response of the Gardai and says the incident highlights the need for effective security measures:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/martinhil.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Previous article64 vacant posts in Letterkenny Hospital – CopeNext articleGAA Preview: Derry look to start leagues with home wins News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Gardai investigating attempted break-in at Letterkenny business Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest By News Highland – January 24, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Several storms are moving through the country and bringing freezing rain, sleet and snow from Oregon to Virginia.The highest ice accretion was found in Kentucky and Illinois where ice was measured up to half an inch thick.An ice storm warning has been issued from Arkansas to Kentucky with icy weather stretching all the way from Texas to Virginia.In the Northeast, snow has mostly been falling from Philadelphia to New York City causing roads to be slick and icy with, locally, up to 2 to 5 inches of snow having been reported in the Northeast so far.On Thursday, 40 states are on alert from Oregon to Virginia for ice, snow and bitter cold.On Thursday, that storm in the south will continue to move east from Texas to Tennessee and into North Carolina where more ice and snow is expected.Meanwhile, another storm is already moving into the Pacific Northwest with a winter storm warning for Portland, Oregon, and the city is expecting several inches of snow.This storm will be moving into the South by Saturday with more icy weather expected from Texas to Virginia and, by Saturday night into Sunday morning, the storm will already be in the Northeast with snow inland and ice along the I-95 corridor.With all these storms moving through the country, more snow and ice is forecast through the weekend and, locally, several feet of snow is expected in the West and heavy ice accumulation in the South.The Great Lakes and parts of the Northeast could see up to a half a foot of snow through the weekend.Some of the coldest air in years is going to move into the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes and the Great Plains where wind chills Thursday morning will be in the 50s below zero.
Previous Article Next Article Carol Cockcroft joins the British Council on 1 March as personnel directorand member of the senior management strategy team. She moves from Shell whereshe spent 13 years.What’s the biggest challenge facing you in your new job?Getting out and learning first hand how HR and change practices can make animpact at the heart of the British Council’s work. Then, together with thestrategy team, responding to, and building on, the results of our recent HRreview.The biggest challenge facing the HR profession?Ensuring HR and change management strategies are aligned with businessneeds, and HR is a full business partner. Secondly, building a climate whichenables people to grow and give of their best at work AND balance homeresponsibilities.The strangest situation you’ve dealt with? Confidentially investigating allegations of people receiving salmon, caughtby poachers, in exchange for work favours.The best thing about HR people?Their integrityWhat’s the worst?Their tendency to find superficial solutions, rather than fixing moredifficult underlying problems.What’s been your best career move (apart from this one)? Becoming HR manager for Shell UK’s retail and commercial businesses. I tookpart in managing significant change programmes in both areas. This opportunityarose suddenly, as three months before I’d returned from my second maternityleave to do a relatively quiet job.What’s your greatest strength?My ability to link ideas and solutions to bring about change.Your least appealing characteristic?Lack of patience with transport delays.What do you do when you’re not working?Things with the children. We love the Science and Natural History museums inLondon.What would you like more time for?Painting and drawing from life.What would you rescue if your house was on fire?The children and our two cats.Your dream holiday.An archaeological dig, unearthing early human fossils, with a French chefcooking dinner in the evening.Who do you admire?Marie Curie. She combined a brilliant mind, pioneering work, and being agood mother.Who irritates you?Crusading presenters of consumer television programmes. I hate the way theytake up a moral fight on behalf of others.What car do you drive?An old Fiesta, but I do have a new aluminium framed bike, which I ride tothe station.What’s your favourite tipple? A good burgundy. Personal Profile – Carol CockcroftOn 15 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.