Zimre Property Investments Limited HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimre Property Investments is a real estate holding company in Zimbabwe offering services which include project management of residential and commercial developments, aswell as management, valuations and sales of residential, commercial and industrial property. The company has been involved in substantial infrastructural development projects including 340 residential stands in Zimre Park in Masvingo and the Parklands Extension project in Bulawayo, which involved developing 140 residential stands and road, water, electricity and sewer reticulation infrastructure. The Property Valuation division covers the range of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural valuations; specialising in valuating petrol filling stations, hotels and leisure resorts aswell as plant and machinery valuations. Zimre Property Investments is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Faith-based organizations ‘raise ambition’ on climate emergency after UN summit

first_img 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Faith-based organizations ‘raise ambition’ on climate emergency after UN summit Episcopal, Lutheran churches sign climate statement Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing On Sept. 24, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry added his signature to a joint statement between The Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church of Sweden outlining the churches’ “call to join in the care of creation.” Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] In April, the world lost a 700-year-old glacier to climate change. Oceans are warming, oxygen levels are declining as ocean acidity rises, and fish are dying. At the same time, sea levels are rising and island nations are poised to disappear.It’s alarming evidence of the climate emergency threatening all of Earth’s inhabitants.On Sept. 24, faith-based organizations held a daylong interfaith event to address that emergency, meeting at The Salvation Army in New York’s midtown Manhattan, a half-mile from United Nations headquarters and a day after world leaders met in a climate summit to discuss plans to meet the objectives laid out in the Paris agreement.“What’s happening all over our city, all over New York right now, really all over the world, people are talking about movement,” said the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and stewardship of creation in The Episcopal Church, during a noontime Eucharist held at the Episcopal Church Center’s Chapel of Christ the Lord.“You’ve been talking about a movement, many of you, you’ve been stirring movement, you’ve been praying for movement. At least in The Episcopal Church, we also talk a lot about movement. In particular, we’ve been talking about a Jesus movement. We even call ourselves the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement. And we say that together, we are a community of people who are following Jesus, follow Jesus into loving, liberating and life-giving relationships with God, with each other and with the whole of creation.”The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and stewardship of creation in The Episcopal Church, looks on during a Sept. 24 interfaith climate emergency event held at The Salvation Army in midtown Manhattan. Photo: Simon Chambers/ACT AllianceSpellers pointed to the day’s Gospel reading, Matthew 11:25-30, suggesting that, in it, Jesus is giving “loving advice” on how to lead a movement.“I would invite you to even just imagine together that, as we engage in a climate movement that is a part of the Jesus movement, that creation care and climate justice, for us, is not only about burden and negation, but instead about tapping into the true source, an invitation to abundance and living more like Jesus,” she said.Episcopalians, Lutherans, Roman Catholics, United Methodists, Muslims, Buddhists and Baha’i representing some 48 organizations came together to strategize ways faith-based organizations can address climate change by filling the gaps left by governments in regard to climate change and adaptation to its effects.The event included breakout sessions to address justice, loss and damage, migration and emergency declarations as related to climate change.The Episcopal Church has a long history of support for the environment and climate action.“Episcopalians are members of a transnational union: We can stand up for our brothers and sisters, be they in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico or our Anglican brothers and sisters across seas, and we are one with them,” said the Rev. Melanie Mullen, The Episcopal Church’s director of reconciliation, justice and creation care. “[We can use our influence] to speak to bodies of power, to talk about their burdens and where they’re vulnerable, and hold our power and our privilege and use it well for those who are most vulnerable because they’re one of us in the part of our family.”Speaking truth to power, however, is not reserved just for the church’s leadership; Episcopalians across the church have indicated they care for the environment through letter writing and other local campaigns aimed at calling attention to climate change and prioritizing care for creation.“Episcopalians by far care about climate because of their faith in Jesus. [It’s] not just ancillary,” said Mullen. “And we care about people who are vulnerable. And we care about the world because of our interpretation of the Bible and of the way we read the Book of Common Prayer.”Episcopalians, Lutherans, Roman Catholics, United Methodists, Muslims, Buddhists, Baha’i and others came together on Sept. 24 to strategize ways faith-based organizations can address climate change by filling the gaps left by governments in regard to climate change and adaptation to its effects. Photo: Simon Chambers/ACT AllianceThe U.N. secretary-general convened a climate summit on Sept. 23, a day before the first high-level debates of the 74th session of the General Assembly meeting in New York through Sept. 30.The 2015 Paris agreement committed states to restricting global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement marked the first time nations came together under common cause to arrest climate change and adapt to its effects.“This summit was designed from the beginning to be a moment of especially governments announcing their plans to ramp up their ambition to achieve their zero carbon objectives that they have set for themselves with the Paris agreement,” said Lynnaia Main, The Episcopal Church’s representative to the United Nations. “But most governments are not meeting their targets. … At the current target, we are well above 2 degrees. And the science, scientists agree that two degrees itself is not where we actually want to or need to be. We should be at 1.5.”An October 2018 report release by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change further raised the alarm at the international level.“The report said we basically have 12 years to get this right before we reach the tipping point,” said Main. “Since that report came out, the level of urgency and alarm has risen dramatically within the U.N. And as a result of that report and the realization that governments aren’t meeting their targets, the secretary-general decided to hold this climate action summit to encourage governments to ramp up their ambition, so that we can try and achieve these targets.”The Anglican Church of Canada’s National Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald pointed to interfaith efforts to protect the Arctic from oil drilling as a victory for faith-based environmental advocacy during a Sept. 24 interfaith gathering in New York. MacDonald also serves as the World Council of Churches president for North America. Photo: Simon Chambers/ACT AllianceThe action that resonated worldwide, however, occurred on Sept. 20, when more than 4 million people in more than 160 countries took to the streets in a global climate strike.The climate demonstration built on the momentum of youth-led school walkouts inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who led the strike in New York and addressed the U.N. delegates on Sept. 23.“The eyes of all future generations are upon you,” said Thunberg, criticizing world leaders for their “business as usual” approach to addressing climate change. “If you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you.”Two of the New York climate strike youth organizers spoke during the Sept. 24 interfaith event at The Salvation Army.“World leaders are not getting it, elected officials are not getting it,” said Olivia Wohlgemuth, a 17-year-old climate activist from Brooklyn. “There are world leaders, when they speak, they talk about really progressive actions … but they don’t act.”Wohlgemuth and Xiye Bastida, who also addressed the interfaith gathering, said the youth intentionally made the strike an intergenerational event, recognizing that adults have the power to vote and have access to power in a way that youth do not. It was something Presiding Bishop Michael Curry acknowledged later that day when he suggested church leaders and church officials, who are used to leading, are following the youth this time.“We lead. … We’re used to that, and this is one time when we are following,” said Curry. “We are following the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are following the God who is the author of creation and whose world this is.“But in this particular moment, we are following our children, who have called us to account for caring for God’s world, because the inheritance that is theirs will not be there in the fullness that it needs to be there. And we are being called to account, and so now, the churches are following the children. And that is maybe the way we find ourselves stumbling into God’s future and changing it.”Later in the evening on Sept. 24 before a reception held in his private residence, Curry added his signature to a joint statement between The Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church of Sweden outlining the churches’ “call to join in the care of creation.”“As we observe the Season of Creation, we renew the call for our churches to work together for the sake of Earth and to build collaborations wherever possible, both with other communities of faith and with diverse agents in our civil society. Now is the time for science, politics, business, culture and religion – everything that is an expression of human dignity – to address together this critical issue for our time,” read the statement.The statement served as testament to a relationship established between the three churches.“Climate change is a pressing critical issue for the future, and the present world,” said the Rev. Stephanie Johnson, who chairs The Episcopal Church’s Task Force on Creation Care & Environmental Racism, following the signing. “And that, regardless of how we move forward in politics, that the church itself will continue being the prophetic voice to change the world and be part of God’s creation.”– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Advocacy Peace & Justice, Environment & Climate Change Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Lynette WilsonPosted Sep 25, 2019 Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL 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 Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

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Opening Row House / Emerge Architects

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Houses Year:  Area:  107 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Opening Row House / Emerge ArchitectsSave this projectSaveOpening Row House / Emerge Architects CopyHouses•Toucheng, Taiwan (ROC) ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892589/opening-row-house-emerge-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892589/opening-row-house-emerge-architects Clipboard Taiwan (ROC) Save this picture!© Studio Millspace+ 19Curated by Joanna Wong Share CopyAbout this officeEmerge ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTaiwanResidential ArchitectureVillaYilanEmerge ArchitectsTouchengTaiwan (ROC)Published on December 30, 2018Cite: “Opening Row House / Emerge Architects” 30 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Studio MillspaceArchitect In Charge:Sam Yang, Ally Chang, UZ LiuDesign Team:Ying-Chen Ling, Yen-Yao LinApproved Building Inspector:Si-Kan KeStructural Engineer:K.C. Structure Engineering OfficeConstruction Architecture:San Yang Electrical EngineeringElectrical Engineering:San Yang Electrical EngineeringInterior And Landscape Manufacturer:San Yang Electrical EngineeringCity:TouchengCountry:Taiwan (ROC)More SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Studio MillspaceRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Averagely 220 wet days per year plus frequent typhoon landings, a newly reform area incorporating alleys exclusively designed for pedestrian activities, with the dwelling needs of urban lifestyle and wide age range. What is the housing reflecting Yilan’s terroir and people?Save this picture!© Studio MillspaceWithin 6*30m site, we propose three approaches in our design. First, by imputing an “Open Rain-sound Courtyard”, which serves as the spatial core. Second approach was to develop the “relative high-rise” comparing to lower rural houses, each level is planned with a “three dimensional living patios”, potted and functional for activities as well. Lastly, in the mid of a city lacking of open space, we aspire to elevate our rooftop garden as a new ground, suitable for watching the stars and listening to the ocean in urban solitude. “To Open and To Connect” is the strategy to answer the proposition.Save this picture!A-A Section. Image Courtesy of Emerge ArchitectsGround level opened to the street: Originally the garage, now reassigned to be part of public arcade for passersby, also for activities in the rain season.Continuous courtyards: Each unit has a garden courtyard, with further plan linking them to form an ecological corridor.Save this picture!© Studio MillspaceSave this picture!1F PlanSave this picture!© Studio MillspaceBack alley open space: Kitchens are opened to the back alley, or lively alley, comprising vegetable gardens and outdoor sinks. Culs-de-sac become a community space for neighborly events.Rain-sound open courtyard: Life and space both spread from the center courtyard, where to perceive Yilan’s rain and the subtle change of season.Save this picture!© Studio MillspaceAtrium to connect spaces and activities: a continuous curvy ceiling, fir-wood plate molded concrete, makes up the atrium. The atrium connects kitchen-dining room on the first floor, living rooms, hallway library, and a 3.5 m-deep semi-outdoor space on the second floor. By connecting the spaces, the atrium also gathers the activities in the house. For house shrine on the third floor, 2-story high book wall and a tearoom on the fourth floor, another huge slope roof covers all. An open riser staircase ventilates the house vertically and exhales the heat out.Save this picture!2F PlanFacing the road [outward], hollow brick façade gives a sense of ambiguity, and serves as frontier against typhoon. Facing courtyard and back alley [inward], vast openings let enjoyable sunshine and greenery in. Obscure outward but open inward, is a statement of attitude for new urban living.An ecological pond, a vegetable farm in the backyard and a roof garden with esculent growth, are the natural touches proposed in the urban life.Save this picture!© Studio MillspaceMetaphors and SymbolsOn Yilan Plain, Toucheng village shows traits of vernacular landscape: glossy shingle beach, cuesta rocks, aged alleys, ancient arcades, endless paddy field, pitched roof, rooftop additions, washed granolithic finishing, red bricks, corridors, housing courtyards, and potting sheds… All remerged in a new form in the building.Save this picture!© Studio MillspaceProject gallerySee allShow lessBONUS / RENGARCHSelected ProjectsCanyon Studio / Tom Robertson ArchitectsSelected Projects Share 2018 Architects: Emerge Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Projects “COPY” Opening Row House / Emerge Architectslast_img read more

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Stupid Kids Disciplined By Stupider Adults

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Shirlee Smith is a former Pasadena Star News Opinion Columnist. She is a Los Angeles Press Club first place awardee and author of They’re Your Kids, Not Your Friends and the Spanish edition, “Son Tus Hijos, No Tus Amigos.” More Cool Stuff SHIRLEE SMITH,Columnist Stupid Kids Disciplined By Stupider Adults By SHIRLEE SMITH Published on Sunday, April 24, 2016 | 7:36 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. He thought it was the smart thing to do. So did his female counterpart. They were both stupid.But then, kids are stupid. Well, that may not be the best way to say kids who are eleven years old don’t have brains that are too much developed.That is to say, both reasoning and logic don’t often measure up to what kids of this age often portray in their conversations and in their vocabulary.They may seem smart on some occasions, but they aren’t what they seem.What smart kid would ruin the academic record, that will follow him through his college application process, just to send a sext message of his privates to his female classmate who requested such?But, don’t school people – the educators – have expert knowledge in the field of child development?Of course they do, so why would these experts criminalize kids exercising faulty reasoning?Then there’s the two elementary school boys caught penis-touching in the bathroom. They were suspended for a few days and thereafter, every teacher who read their cum cards had the school-given opportunity to think of them as sexual perverts. And several of the educators, it is said, thought of them as exactly that – troubled and troublesome.Not my kid.“My kid wouldn’t think of doing something like that” is far too often what many parents will say. The families of the unable-to-think youngsters mentioned above more than likely would have engaged in this same conversation called “ I know my kid.”But should school records brand the stupidity of a young kid for life?Are there some choices administrators make depending on who the family is, with a kid who displayed the undeveloped brain in a sexual manner?There are always those households with attorney-retainer fees included in the budget, and how clean is their kid’s cum card when it comes to the recording of questionable incidents? Make a comment Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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MLK Freedom March sees 300 attendees including many from next generation

first_imgLocal News Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter TAGS  MLK Freedom March sees 300 attendees including many from next generation Twittercenter_img Participants march along E. Murphy St. during the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom March from the Southside Senior Center to the Woodson Community Center on Monday. More than 300 members of the community joined in the Black Cultural Council of Odessa’s Freedom March to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.About half of those attendees were teenagers and younger and Permian High’s running backs coach Kirk Thurman said it’s important to pass the torch down to the next generation.The community members walked about half of a mile from the Southside Senior Activity Center to the Woodson Community Center as part of the Black Cultural Council of Odessa’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration which included many Monday events.“It’s good for the young people to see the struggle from what it was like from back in the day,” Thurman said. “It’s better now, but it’s not where we want it. It’s good for these kids to see that and continue learning more about their black history.”This year the BCCO used the theme of ‘Don’t let the dream die, keep it alive.’Alford Littleton, a BCCO board member, reiterated that message after the march.“The dream is not over,” Littleton said. “We still have a long way to go. We still have to fight discrimination and bigotry. We still need more compassion in people’s heart.”Permian senior Haven Daniels, Miss Juneteenth in Odessa, spoke about what Martin Luther King Jr. meant to her after the candlelight vigil, which immediately followed the Freedom March.“Martin Luther King Jr. doesn’t know me and to know that someone stood up for me before I was even born and really wanted me to have the rights and freedom that everyone has, it really means a lot to me,” Daniels said.The events throughout Sunday’s and Monday’s BCCO Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration included a Gospel Celebration, King Breakfast, Kings Rally, Freedom March and MLK Basketball Showcase.To close out Monday’s festivities, Permian hosted the inaugural MLK Basketball Showcase. Sam Smith, the head coach of the New Way Christian Academy boys and girls basketball teams, said there were 12 teams that participated. There were eight local teams (Odessa and Midland), two from Hobbs, N.M., one from Kermit and San Angelo.“We have 12 teams and six games,” Smith said. “That’s good success for the first year. The more word gets out and the more social media we put into it, it’s going to get bigger and bigger.”The groups throughout Odessa that participated in the march included members of the Permian High School football team, Nimitz Middle School boys basketball team, Ector College Prep Success Academy volleyball team and West Texas Shout Cheerleading.There were also various church pastors, parents and other community members.For the first time, Leo Richardson, 61, partook in Monday’s march and he accomplished that trek on crutches. Richardson was born and raised in Odessa and graduated from Ector High School in 1975.“I’ve walked further than this,” said Richardson, who lost his right leg in a car accident in 1979. “When I worked at Golden Corral in 2013, I walked from there to the intersection of University and Loop 338 where my sister was staying.”Eddy Spivey, the justice of the peace Precinct 4, said he believes the hope and compassion displayed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day can continue throughout the rest of the year.“We don’t know what will key a person to be involved in everything like this and be carried on for the next 365 days,” Spivey said. “We keep trying at every opportunity to instill our ideals in Odessa, then everybody in the country and then everybody in the world.” WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleECISD, Tulane logosNext article011219_Gymnastics_01 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Concern that full time nurse on Arranmore may be lost

first_img Facebook News Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By News Highland – January 25, 2014 WhatsApp There is concern that the full time Public Health Nurse on Arranmore Island could be lost.Labour Council Election Candidate Seamus Rodgers says it his understanding that the current nurse will be transferred to the main land.Mr Rodger’s says the local concern is that it is the intention of the HSE to only provide a part time service into the future.He says that is a cause of much concern:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/seamie.mp3[/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Google+center_img Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleDonegal Pet Rescue ‘shocked’ at state of 28 dogs taken from ownerNext articleHundreds turn out at Derry rally for missing teenager Andrew Quigley News Highland Concern that full time nurse on Arranmore may be lost Facebook Google+last_img read more

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Concern raised over uncertainty of Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga for schools

first_img Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Concern has been raised over the lack of certainty surrounding the Irish Language Assistance scheme ‘Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga’ for the current school year.It’s been claimed that the Gaeltacht Minister has failed to give a commitment that additional schools which had been announced by the Government will now be covered as part of the scheme.It’s understood that four schools in Donegal are awaiting confirmation.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says the Government needs to deliver on its commitment:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/pearsegaeltacht.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+center_img Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews By admin – November 12, 2016 Concern raised over uncertainty of Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga for schools Previous articleDonegal player gets Republic of Ireland U-15 call-upNext articleCalls for council meetings to be streamed online admin WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApplast_img read more

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“Highly Invasive”: Internet Freedom Foundation Moves Supreme Court Against WhatsApp’s Updated Privacy Policy

first_imgTop Stories”Highly Invasive”: Internet Freedom Foundation Moves Supreme Court Against WhatsApp’s Updated Privacy Policy Akshita Saxena30 Jan 2021 4:38 AMShare This – xThe Internet Freedom Foundation has moved the Supreme Court seeking an interim stay on Whatsapp’s updated privacy policy and guidelines to safeguard the personal data and privacy of over 400 million Indian WhatsApp users.The intervention application is filed in special leave petition filed by Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi in 2017, challenging the 2016 privacy policy of the company….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 Internet Freedom Foundation has moved the Supreme Court seeking an interim stay on Whatsapp’s updated privacy policy and guidelines to safeguard the personal data and privacy of over 400 million Indian WhatsApp users.The intervention application is filed in special leave petition filed by Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi in 2017, challenging the 2016 privacy policy of the company. The matter is being heard by a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court.In the instant application filed though Advocate TVS Raghavendra Sreyas, IFF has stated that the 2021 Policy of Whatsapp is highly invasive and has been unilaterally forced upon Indian internet users.It has therefore urged the Court to grant an ad-interim order, restraining the sharing of any personal data of users by Whatsapp with Facebook for marketing or other purposes.WhatsApp can’t be treated like any other private messaging appAt the outset, the Applicant has stated that WhatsApp cannot be treated like any other private messaging service provider and allowed to engage in predatorial conduct because the Competition Commission of India has prima facie found that it holds a dominant position in the relevant market of Over the Top (OTT) messaging services for smartphones in India.The application states,”The indispensable nature of WhatsApp’s services is also evident from the reliance placed upon it by government and public authorities,” for instance service of summons through Whatsapp and sharing of links to virtual Courts via WhatsApp.Updated Policy Highly InvasiveThe Applicant has submitted that the 2021 Policy provides more details about the usage and log information, device and connection information, and location information collected by WhatsApp, and reveals the highly invasive and granular nature of metadata collected by WhatsApp.Further, it shares data with Facebook for the following purposes: (i) Personalizing features and content; (ii) Completing purchases and transactions; (iii) Providing integrations to connect a user’s WhatsApp experiences with other Facebook Company Products.Furthermore, it is submitted that in a significant departure from the guaranteed end-to-end encryption that protected the content of a user’s conversations, the 2021 Policy states that Facebook may have access to messages which users share with businesses on WhatsApp.Need to protect MetadataUnder the updated privacy policy, Whatsapp maintains that conversations on its platform are end-to-end encrypted and the company will only use metadata.The Petitioner has however contended that Metadata means data which provides information about other data, and in the context of private messaging platforms like WhatsApp, metadata can reveal just as much sensitive information about an individual’s life as the actual content of a message.The Petitioner proceeds to illustrate how metadata can be manipulated:1) Merely knowing that an individual is part of a group titled ‘LGBT Delhi’ can allow WhatsApp and Facebook companies to draw inferences about a person’s sexual orientation, even if the messages shared between members of the group remain end-to-end encrypted. 2) Even relatively innocuous seeming categories of metadata, such as the battery level of a user’s device (added in the 2021 Policy), can be weaponized in the right context. For example, if ride hailing services such as Uber or Ola gained access to information about battery levels of their customers, they can theoretically charge higher rates to customers whose battery is running low and who are desperate to find a cab as soon as possible.In this backdrop, the Petitioner has relied upon the nine-Judge Bench decision in KS Puttaswamy v. Union of India & Ors., (2017) 10 SCC 1, where the Court recognized the dangers of aggregation, when small bits of information about an individual are pieced together to reveal a fuller picture of their personality.Reference is also made to the ‘International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communication Surveillance,’ which are a statement of international best practices that were launched at the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in September 2013. As per this document, metadata may reveal even more about an individual than the content of communications itself, and thus, deserves equivalent protection.In light of this, the Petitioner has submitted that WhatsApp’s data collection and sharing practices, enshrined in its privacy policies, are violative of an individual’s fundamental right to privacy and are unconstitutional.”Data Collection Should Be Constitutionally Valid” – Justice Srikrishna Speaks On WhatsApp’s New Policy, Aarogya Setu Etc. With Seema ChishtiViolation of the Privacy Principles and the Proposed LawThe Petitioner has submitted that the 2021 Privacy Policy is violative of the privacy principles that have been recognised by the Group of Experts constituted by the Planning Commission of India under the Chairmanship of Justice (Retd.) A.P. Shah in 2012.Some examples in this context, as illustrated in the application are as follows:1) NoticeWhatsApp is required to inform its users about the entities with whom it may share personal data and any changes in its privacy policy, in order to get informed consent. However, the WhatsApp privacy policies are only in English, and as such, specific and informed consent is impossible for the nearly 90% of the population that does not speak English and will not be able to understand what they have consented to.2) Choice and consentThe 2021 Policy does not permit users to opt-out of the sharing of their personal data with Facebook companies for marketing purposes. This is a violation of Clause 11 of the PDP Bill.3) Purpose limitationPersonal data must be processed for a clear, specific and lawful purpose and only such data should be collected that is limited to, or incidental to the stated purpose [Clauses 4 and 5, PDP Bill]. However, the purpose for data collection specified in the impugned policies is vague and ambiguous, and is in effect, open ended, permitting detailed targeting and advertising of users.Dangers of Targeted AdvertisingThe 2021 Policy allows sharing of information collected by Whastapp with Facebook Companies, which the latter will ultimately use in its online advertising business model.The Petitioner has submitted that sharing of large quantities of metadata between WhatsApp and Facebook companies will allow ad-tech vendors to triangulate the identity of an individual across WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. “By linking the identity of a user across multiple platforms, ad tech vendors can build a 360 degree comprehensive profile about a user’s demographic characteristics and interests, which can then be used to serve them targeted ads,” the Petitioner apprehends.For instance, it submitted that Facebook may enable law publishers to target its ads towards senior male lawyers, above the age of 45 years, within 4 km radius of the Supreme Court of India. The acquisition and analysis of user data helps improve such targeting for advertising purposes, thereby making the transfer and usage of user related data from WhatsApp to Facebook companies particularly relevant.The Petitioner emphasized that the dangers of such targeted advertising became evident recently when Facebook started showing advertisements for body armour, gun holsters and other military equipment to users with extremist views who were reading articles about the Capitol Building attack in Washington DC.No opt-out optionThe Applicant has submitted that the 2021 Policy has been unilaterally forced upon Indian internet users, the vast majority of whom primarily rely on WhatsApp’s services to communicate with their friends, family, and colleagues.”The 2021 Policy was presented as a fait accompli and users who did not click “Agree” to grant consent to the revised terms by 08.02.2021 would have lost their ability to use WhatsApp’s platform,” the application states. “It’s A Private App, If You Don’t Want To, Don’t Use It”: Delhi High Court on Plea Against WhatsApp’s Updated Privacy PolicyIt adds that though implementation of the updated Policy has been postponed, WhatsApp has not given any indication that it intends to revise its terms.It is alleged that by not providing the Indian users with an opt-out option, Whatsapp is depriving them of having any modicum of control over their personal information being shared with Facebook Companies.The Applicant has therefore urged the Court that Whatsapp be directed provide its users with an opt-out option while using its services, to allow users to opt-out of sharing their data with Facebook for marketing and advertising purposes.Improved privacy protections for European users of WhatsAppThe Applicant has stated that Whatsapp is discriminating between its Indian users and its users based in Europe.It is worth noting that in the European Region where a proper legislative framework for data protection exists in the form of the GDPR, WhatsApp has included more privacy-friendly policies and has clearly stated that it will not share any data with its parent company, Facebook, for advertising purposes, the Applicant submitted.Differential Policy Of WhatsApp For Indian And EU Users Major Cause Of Concern: Centre To Delhi High CourtFor instance, the updated Whatsapp privacy policy for EU provides that any information shared by WhatsApp with Facebook Companies’ cannot be used by the latter for its own purposes.Thus, the Applicant has urged the Court to direct Whatsapp to provide the same standard of privacy protections to its Indian users as it is providing to users in the European Region.Need for Interim GuidelinesThe Applicant has emphasized that the dangers of the unilateral changes in WhatsApp’s policy are amplified in the absence of a data protection law in India and thus, there is an emergent need for the Court to issue interim guidelines for data protection, until a robust statutory enactment is brought by the legislature.It is submitted that the need for a data protection law in India was recognized by the Supreme Court over three years ago in Puttaswamy case (supra).It is stated that even whereas the Supreme Court expressed concerns over the delay in enacting a legislative framework for protection of the right to privacy in consideration of the rise of commercial exploitation of personal data using big data analytics, more than three years have passed and there is still no law to protect users in India.In these circumstances, it is urged, there is a need for intervention by the Supreme Court by laying down guidelines as regards data collection, protection and sharing of personal data by WhatsApp and Facebook, so as to protect the privacy of Indian users.BackgroundThe main petition in the instant case was initially filed challenging the August 2016 privacy policy of Whatsapp, when WhatsApp began sharing the data of its users with Facebook for marketing and advertising purposes.The matter was last heard by a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court September 9, 2017 and the case was thereafter adjourned based upon Central Government’s decision to appoint a Committee of Experts, chaired by Justice (Retd.) BN Srikrishna, to deliberate on a data protection framework for India and the possibility of a data protection legislation being enacted soon.Other challenges to the 2021 PolicyA writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court by Confederation of All India Traders seeking issuance direction to Union Government to take all necessary steps / actions to safeguard and secure the privacy of citizens and national security by ensuring that mobile application providers such as whatsapp and other internet based messaging services do not compromise, share and/or exploit the information and data including messages, audio, video and other information of users in any manner whatsoever.Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court remarked that WhatsApp is a ‘private app’ and that the users voluntarily use the app even though they have the option to not use it. A Single Judge said that it will issue notice on the petition challenging the updated privacy policy only after it understands the concern of the petitioner against the application and its contentious updated privacy policy.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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‘Can’t take the heat’

first_img But, air conditioning is an expensive addiction. I’m trying to wean myself from it. I’m spending more time toeing the swing back and forth to create a little breeze. I’m drinking more water and thinking cool thoughts. I stand and watch the electric meter go round and round, a dollar a spin. Then, with a devil may care attitude, I go right inside, turn the air conditioner on full blast and stand flat-footed in front of it.But, be ashamed. I didn’t grow up that way. And I was no sissy back then. Sure it was hot but not so hot that an oscillating fan or a rasher of watermelon didn’t take care of it.My greatest pleasures of summer were going swimming at the city pool – and sometimes to Beck’s Mill and Pea River — and to the ice plant. “You want to go in the ice room where it’s nice and cool?” I’d ask. Sometimes he would say, no, and that was because he’d been in the ice room before. Other times, he would say he did. We’d go in and I would close the door and lead him over to the big stack of blocks of ice. Then, I would run back, turn off the light and run out the door, leaving him in the total darkness of the icy cold ice room. You’ve never heard such yelling and crying. That was so much fun.But that was a long time ago. That was back when I found pleasure in the simple things – a funny book, sitting on a block of ice, blacking out smart-aleck little boys. Now, I’m addicted to air conditioning and summer’s not even here. I think I’ll yell and cry. I don’t have an ice block to sit on. Summer’s just not much fun anymore. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Published 2:00 am Saturday, May 23, 2015 I’m not a modern maiden.I don’t have an iPhone or an ATM card. I don’t have a dishwasher or a car with an automatic transmission. I don’t tote a $250 pocketbook or drink cappuccino.I have always thought of myself as having been born after my time, but I’m slipping. I’m shamefully addicted to air conditioning. I can’t take the heat. I could not have been a pioneer woman. You Might Like Bhatti retiring from teaching after 37 years in Pike County For a teacher, having the opportunity to mold minds is one she does not take lightly. For Sue Bhatti, a… read more Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen By Blood Sugar Blaster My family owned the ice plant so it was mine to savor any time I pleased. On hot, summer days, I would ride my bicycle to the ice plant, arriving sweaty hot, and jerk open the big, heavy door and enter “paradise.”The ice room would be filled with 250-pound blocks of ice. The floor would be icy and slippery cold – great for “ice” skating and, over on one side, was the ice-crushing machine. Ice shavings always lingered from the last crushing and I could rake them out with my hand and shape an ice ball with my hands. There was no better treat in the whole world – unless Mr. Danner let me pack the ice in a cone-shaped paper cup and squeeze flavored syrup over it.Sometimes, Daddy would give me a dime and I’d go to the dime store and buy a funny book. I’d come back and sit on a block of ice to read it. Mama let me have a towel to sit on to keep my fanny from freezing. But always before I got finished reading my funny book, my fanny would freeze or my eyeballs would get so cold, that I would have to go out and sit on the ice plant porch to warm up.I’d be sitting out there warming up and some little bratty boy would come up with his daddy. Skip Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author ‘Can’t take the heat’ Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Queen’s JCR slams Brendan O’Neill invite

first_imgCommittee members of Queen’s College JCR have warned students not to attend an event featuring controversial political commentator Brendan O’Neill.The JCR’s Equalities and Welfare committees sent an email to all undergraduates which expressed “serious concern” about O’Neill’s views.The Addison Society, which describes itself as “a student-run, nonprofit society” had invited O’Neill to a dinner event in third week.O’Neill, once described by The Sun as “the most hated man on UK campuses,” is a columnist for The Spectator and an editor of Spiked, whose ‘Free Speech Rankings’ recently gave Oxford a ‘red’ rating for the fourth year in a row.He told Cherwell: “At the Addison Society dinner I intend to speak frankly and openly about various issues, including feminism, transgenderism, and freedom of speech, among other things. I do not set out to ‘create a stir’ there.“But given how easy it is to create a stir on university campuses these days – you only have to dissent ever so slightly from the illiberal, identitarian dogma of official student bodies to find yourself branded ‘inappropriate’ – I would not be surprised if a stir were to be created.“I would advise any student who feels that he or she or ze or they might be detrimentally ‘impacted’ upon by contentious ideas to avoid the dinner and perhaps to take refuge in their beds.“Someone will, I hope, inform them when it’s all over and safe for them to come out again.”In their email, the Equalities and Welfare committees said: “Brendan O’Neill is recognised for his controversial opinions, many of which have sparked accusations of transphobia, homophobia and misogyny.“As the Equalities Team we do not endorse the views held by Brendan O’Neill and express serious concern for the impact his words may have for members of the JCR. “Whilst we support debating and discussing ideas, we believe that a formal dinner fails to provide an appropriate or adequate platform to discuss and challenge contentious political views.”The Addison Society’s president, Robert Holbrook, wrote in an open reply to the Equalities and Welfare committees’ email: “We decided to invite Brendan O’Neill to the Addison Society because he is a stimulating and thought-provoking speaker, and because we understand inclusivity, at least in part, to be about giving representation to varied political positions, and giving the opportunity to members of the JCR to engage with and challenge them.“These necessarily include opinions which many members of college, including ourselves, may at times find disagreeable or offensive.” Holbrook said that the event has received support from “many members of both the JCR and MCR at Queen’s.”Queen’s JCR Equalities officer, Rachel Anderson-Deas, told Cherwell that “the Equalities and Welfare teams are not taking any steps to noplatform O’Neill.”The Addison Society’s previous invitees include Sir Paul Leve, a decorated dimplomat, and John Mitchinson, head of research for the show QI.In 2017, the college’s JCR voted to ban all members of the executive committee from “exclusive and/or secretive dining societies”.However, the Addison Society was not included in the motion, as any member of the college can ballot for a place on its dinners.Cherwell has contacted Queen’s College for comment.last_img read more

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