BP hit by record US fine

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot Share KCS-content whatsapp Thursday 12 August 2010 8:29 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comcenter_img whatsapp BP hit by record US fine BP will pay a record $50.6m (£32.5m) fine for continuing safety problems at its Texas City refinery, where an explosion in 2005 killed 15 workers and injured around 180.The energy giant, still reeling from the Gulf oil spill, has settled 270 of the 709 cases brought against it by the US Operational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over chronic safety issues. It will also pay up to $500m over the next six years to improve the hazardous conditions at the Texas plant. OSHA is still pursuing a $30.6m fine for more recent safety violations. BP has already paid a $50m fine to settle the criminal charges stemming from the explosion, and spent more than $2.1bn settling hundreds of lawsuits brought by victims. Iain Conn from BP said: “BP has a stated goal to become a leader in process safety and we look forward to working collaboratively with OSHA.” Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

City out with a whimper – not a bang

first_img whatsapp ANOTHER day, another regulatory assault on the City from Brussels. The latest version of the Mifid proposals, if implemented, could chase away trading from Europe. It would be yet another self-inflicted goal, destroying jobs, prosperity and opportunities. No wonder, therefore, that as a report from Policy Exchange reveals this morning, many finance professionals, especially the younger ones, are considering leaving Britain. This is a nuanced, yet grimly realistic piece of work, backed up by YouGov polling. Not everybody is planning to quit. London won’t collapse. But its findings are nevertheless chilling – at least a tenth of the City is directly under threat, and that is not even including the massive missed opportunities as centres around the world build staff and scale that could have been based here. Of financial services professionals polled, 43 per cent have considered or are considering whether to leave the UK. Over a quarter of those (11 per cent of the total) are either definitely departing or are likely to do so soon, a huge proportion. For individuals, the most important reasons are living costs (86 per cent of respondents), poor quality of life (69 per cent), a weak economic outlook in Britain (67 per cent) and tax (63 per cent). So much for London being some kind of paradise of great restaurants, social life, tolerance and vibrancy – young professionals are much more likely to wish to relocate than their elders, who are more tied down by family.There is an even bigger threat: 25 per cent of senior managers polled thought it likely that over the next few years their organisation would move operational teams out of the UK, with just two per cent believing that their firm would boost UK operations. Slightly more reassuringly, only two per cent of firms are planning or likely to relocate entirely, with another eight per cent unsure – but that still means the loss of thousands of jobs minimum. So far, there have been two kinds of departures: the report highlights the 20 or so major firms that have already relocated their global or European headquarters, often for tax reasons; in some cases, they have retained the majority of operations here but not always. The second kind has seen firms move completely, led by an exodus of hedge funds to Switzerland. During 2009 at least 498 directors of UK companies changed their addresses to one of Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man with an additional 91 UK companies moving their registered address there. London’s financial and business services industries are essentially a labour market agglomeration. While the UK’s time zone is useful, as is the English language, other locations share these advantages (and everybody now operates in English in many multinationals, regardless of country). London’s real selling point is the depth of its markets, especially the labour market for financial professionals. There is no obvious reason why this agglomeration should take place in the UK: there used to be other such clusters across Britain (for example, steel-making or ship-building) which subsequently moved to other countries, such as China. History is not actually that important (Silicon Valley isn’t steeped in medieval heritage) and no guide to an economy’s future (or else Canary Wharf would still be full of dockers). Agglomerations are self-reinforcing: success sucks in ever more business, but a loss of momentum can easily turn into a rout. If the City goes out, it will be with a whimper, not a [email protected] Show Comments ▼ City out with a whimper – not a bang KCS-content Share Wednesday 8 December 2010 9:27 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Kamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING Thursday 27 January 2011 9:14 pm whatsapp Share KCS-content Tags: NULLcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald FINANCIAL TIMESPOLICE TARGET “HACKTIVISTS”An online “hacktivist” group that brought down the websites of perceived opponents of WikiLeaks has itself become the target of an international police crackdown. The London Metropolitan Police arrested five men in connection with a recent spate of attacks by Anonymous, behind last month’s revenge assault on the websites of a number of organisations that had severed links with WikiLeaks.CATERPILLAR FORECASTS RECORD PROFITSCaterpillar, the world’s largest earthmoving equipment maker by revenues, expects to make record profits this year as rising commodity prices fuel a surge in demand for mining equipment in emerging markets and the construction industry in developed economies replaces ageing equipment.GOOGLE ABANDONS PROPERTY SEARCHGoogle has abandoned its brief foray into property searches, marking a victory for specialist portals such as Realtor.com in the US and the UK’s Rightmove. In 2009, the world’s largest search engine by user numbers added a feature to its Maps service that allowed users in the US, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Japan, to find property for sale or rent. PRADA SET FOR HONG KONG IPOPrada, the Italian fashion group, is set to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange as early as May as it seeks to tap voracious Asian demand for luxury goods. The decision by the group, which is majority owned by designer Miuccia Prada, her family and her chief executive husband Patrizio Bertelli, is a first for the European luxury goods and fashion industry. It underlines Hong Kong’s rising status as a destination for international listings.THE TIMESCOUNCILS LEFT IN THE DARK OVER BIG SOCIETY’S GRAND VISIONMany political commentators were surprised by the vigour with which ministers continued their Big Society narrative after the election — wrongly treating it as a leitmotif that would dissipate as the realities of running complex public services took over. 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TESCO COULD MOVE INTO INDIAIndia is poised to lift foreign direct investment (FDI) restrictions for foreign supermarket giants such as Tesco and Walmart, its corporate affairs minister has indicated. Jyotiraditya Scindia said he was concerned about a 35per cent decline in foreign direct investment in 2010 and that he believed lifting restrictions could reverse the fall.THE WALL STREET JOURNALFINLAND REJECTS UPPING STABILITY FUNDFinland won’t accept any increase in the overall size of the European Financial Stabilization Facility, Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi said Thursday. Kiviniemi said: “I’m not ready to open a discussion on eurobonds or increasing the size of the EFSF.” The “eurobonds” rejected by the prime minister refer to bonds that would be issued jointly by the members of the euro zone, an idea that has been rejected by the European Central Bank as well as the Eurozone’s richer countries.CITIGROUP SEEKS BUYER FOR EMICitigroup, which is expected to seize control of EMI Group from financier Guy Hands in coming months, has already made contact with parties that could quickly snap up the historic music company — and Hands himself is even among them. Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover life and non-life insurance. This includes general insurance, health insurance and life assurance. The company also offers banking products and services for asset management, credit financing and microfinancing. General insurance products include money guard, burglary protection, fire protection, transit plan, public building liability, motor guard, workmen’s plan, personal and group care, group life assurance, home secure, aviation, marine, engineering, oil and gas, in-house protection and bonds and professional indemnity services. Other general insurance products include heritage, family support, personal, tuition, investment annuity, educational endowment, endowment plans and mortgage protection assurance products. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers reserve investment accounts, investment notes, high-yield investment papers, vehicle and asset acquisition scheme, mortgage financing and financial advisory services. Credit products include finance and customer leasing, short-term and trade finance loans, and short-term project and LPO financing services. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers a range of products and services for healthcare insurance and operates as a health maintenance organisation which provides financial intermediation within the health industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

SBC Limited (SBC.sz) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgSBC Limited (SBC.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about SBC Limited (SBC.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBC Limited (SBC.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBC Limited (SBC.sz)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileSBC Limited is an investment holding company offering retail financial services through its subsidiaries. SBC is the majority shareholder (94.5%) in Select Limited, a company that offers microfinance products and services mainly to civil servants in Swaziland. Select offers financial assistance to the none- or underbanked population of Swaziland; offering unsecured credit to employed individuals who are unable to access finance through traditional banking channels. Select operates through five branches located in the main cities. SBC also has shareholding interests in Lesana Lesotho Limpopo (Lesana), a micro finance company in Lesotho. SBC Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 UK shares on my best stocks to buy now list

first_img Matthew Dumigan | Friday, 19th February, 2021 | More on: KAPE KWS Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Keywords Studios. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The FTSE AIM 100 index is home to a range of listed companies that have profited handsomely throughout the pandemic. It also happens to be the place where I like to hunt for the best UK stocks to buy and hold for the long term.Just look at the likes of ASOS, Naked Wines and ITM Power. All three have experienced monumental share price growth over the last few years. With that in mind, I’m going to discuss two AIM-listed shares that I think are among the best I could buy for my long-term investment portfolio in 2021.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Operating in an industry with a bright futureFirst up on my watchlist is video game services company Keywords Studios (LSE: KWS). Operating in one of the few industries to have benefited from widespread lockdown restrictions, the company has profited from the increase in demand for gaming content.Last month, Keywords outlined how it expects a 14.2% increase in full-year revenues. Furthermore, underlying profit before tax looks set to rise 34.5% year-on-year. Both figures are slightly ahead of previous guidance, demonstrating a stellar business performance.That said, the company’s shares come with a significant price tag. A forward P/E ratio of around 63 means it will need to deliver exceptional earnings growth. That’s if it’s to deliver a respectable return to investors. To me, that represents an extremely difficult task and certainly constitutes a tangible risk looking into the future.Furthermore, Keywords services are substantially labour-intensive, meaning margins will remain a concern. If weaker margins happened to feed through to weaker cash flows, the company’s finances could come under significant pressure.However, with the recent launch of next generation games consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox X series) expected to boost demand over the coming years, I think Keywords looks set to continue its momentum moving forward.Not to mention the group’s savvy acquisitions strategy, which has been a major driver of growth in previous years. If the company can continue hoovering up businesses at reasonable valuations, I’m confident it should significantly add to its ability to meet new content demand over the coming years.Making the most of the demand for digital privacyThe innovative AIM-listed Kape Technologies (LSE: KAPE) is well placed to meet the rising threat of cyber attacks. The digital security software provider focuses on protecting consumers and their personal data through a subscription-based platform.Kape has a solid record of revenues and earnings growth over the previous few years and operates a strong business model that has the potential to capitalise on a mammoth market for digital privacy. To illustrate, full-year revenue in 2020 is expected to be up a staggering 85% year-on-year.However, despite my optimism, there are several risks to watch out for over the coming years. Perhaps most significantly, the group’s subscription-based business model will rely on strong customer retention rates. Not to mention the ability to increase the customer base.To do this, the group must ensure its service provision remains of exceptionally high quality. That’s particular the case as it seeks to expand operations further. Nevertheless, Kape appears to be successfully consolidating its place in the consumer privacy and security market.Ultimately, with the company stating it’s now well-positioned to become a “go-to multi-product consumer cybersecurity vendor”, I’m excited to see what the future holds. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img 2 UK shares on my best stocks to buy now list Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Matthew Dumigan I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Rugby World Cup 2019 Travel Guide: Fuji

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Jump to it: Bungy over Sudogawa Valley fujisan-kkb.jp/englishWORLD CUP VISITWhile Fuji is not a host city, Shizuoka is a host prefecture – the nearest venue is Ecopa Stadium, where four matches are being played – and it offers you the chance to take in a unique view of Mount Fuji.Related: Rugby World Cup 2019 venuesGETTING THEREYou can take a bullet train from Tokyo to Shin-Fuji Station in only one hour.Flaming: The Karigane Festival coincides with the World CupDID YOU KNOW? There are four routes to climb Mount Fuji – three from the Shizuoka Prefecture and one from the Yamanashi Prefecture – but the official mountain-climbing season lasts only two months, from 10 July to 10 September. You can go up earlier or later than that, but it is advised that only experienced climbers do so. TAGS: Japan Beautiful blooms, bright flames and a bungy jump are all here TOP TIPThe World Cup coincides with the Karigane Festival, which is held on 6 October every year and involves lots of flames, so see if the timings work and you can incorporate it into your trip. Advertising FeatureRugby World Cup 2019 Travel Guide: FujiSEEA coastal city at the foot of Mount Fuji, this is the only place in Japan where you can see the iconic Japanese peak right from sea level to the summit. You can see Mount Fuji from anywhere in the city so you’re sure to spend lots of time admiring it, especially during sunrises and sunsets when so many different colours come into play.Head to Karigane embankment to see fields of cosmos flowers. They are described as the cherry blossoms of autumn and the pink, white, orange and yellow flowers are usually in bloom until the end of September.DOFor the thrill-seekers amongst you, you can do a 54-metre bungy jump over the Sudogawa Valley in the Ashitaka mountain range, where you’ll also be able to view nearby waterfalls and Fuji’s cityscape.Or if you fancy something more relaxing, stroll around the Yoshiwara district in the east of the city, where buildings modern and traditional combine.Local speciality: Tsuke NapolitanEATFuji’s speciality dish is tsuke Napolitan, which translates as dipping Neapolitan – think a blend of Japanese and Italian. It’s spaghetti served with a tomato dipping sauce and different restaurants have their own versions. The city’s location also means there is an abundance of fresh seafood from Suruga Bay.TOURIST WEBSITElast_img read more

‘Summer in the City’ offers refugee youth a domestic mission…

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA ‘Summer in the City’ offers refugee youth a domestic mission field Kay Yeh, center, offers watermelon to two men sitting under a tree in Garrett Park. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Dallas, Texas] On a hot, humid Wednesday evening in late June, 18 youth set out from St. Matthew’s Cathedral in central Dallas to nearby Garrett Park, a popular spot for homeless people. They carried a cooler of Gatorade and trays of sliced watermelon.Offering a cold drink and watermelon to the homeless men and women seeking shade and to the children playing in the park was the last task on the day’s packed agenda. The youth had already visited residents of a nursing home; practiced a skit based Jesus’ healing of the paralyzed man; and eaten lunch with neighborhood low-income children enrolled in Bishop’s Camp, an annual diocesan summer camp.It was all part of “Summer in the City,” a weeklong, domestic mission trip where youth in the Diocese of Dallas camp out at the cathedral, sleeping on inflatable mattresses on the floor in a classroom, and spend their days engaged in mission, including encounters with people living on the margins.“[Part of it] is focused on serving homeless people, impoverished people in the Dallas area,” said Amanda Payne, youth minister at St. James Episcopal Church in Lake Highlands, a neighborhood in northeast Dallas. “We’re about 15 minutes away from our church, so it’s not far, but it’s removing the kids from their everyday environment and letting them see that there is poverty and need so close to home.”Youth from St. James Episcopal Church and Church of the Epiphany spent a morning harvesting fruits and vegetables in a garden at Our Saviour Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceIt was the second year that Payne’s group, the majority Burmese refugees, mostly of the Karen ethnic minority, participated in Summer in the City, and like the previous year, some of the most intense interactions happened between the youth and homeless people in Garrett Park.“How many times do you get a chance to stop in a safe situation, especially as a teenager, to interact with someone whose been on the street for 10 years,” said Payne, adding that the gospel calls on Christians to reach out to the poor, not shy away from them. “People that are poor get life; and, interacting with them helps us understand why Christ had such a heart for the poor.”Understanding life and hardship is something the Karen youth also get. Of the Karen ethnic group, many of them were born in refugee camps in Thailand, their families fleeing violence in Myanmar, formerly Burma, the site of Southeast Asia’s decades’ long civil war. Some 100,000 Burmese refugees, many of them ethnic Karen, continue to live in refugee camps along the border in Thailand.It continues to be a place where people “are running for their lives,” said Moo Eh Hser, 18, who spent the first half of her life living in and around the refugee camps in Thailand. Her parents, she said, fled Burma because the military was driving Karen out of their villages. “There was no freedom for them, no peace for them.” If the military came and a person couldn’t hide, they would kill them.“It’s still happening. There’s still war going on. It’s just that they have to run for their lives, people taking over their land, it’s just hard for them,” she said.Moo Eh Hser carried the watermelon. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceMoo Eh Hser’s family as lucky. Less than 1 percent of refugees worldwide ever are resettled. Many children are born and raised in refugee camps. Of the 22.5 million people with refugee status, more than half of them are under the age of 18, according to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency.Images of people running for their lives and the hardships faced by refugees in the camps remains on the minds of the youth as they go about their daily lives and serve others. And the Karen youth themselves come from working poor families and often live in food-insecure households. Witnessing another side of poverty can lead to interesting questions and compassion.The youth, said Payne, sometimes struggle to understand how someone who speaks English cannot find a job. Many of their parents work long hours in meat processing plants or other low-skilled jobs, their opportunities limited by their level of English proficiency.“We’re asking them to show compassion for these people who live on the street who is some ways have more resources than they do,” said Payne, who often sees the youth reach into their wallets to give what little money they have, to those on the street.“Giving when it doesn’t make sense …  for me it rages against what is fair, they are giving even though it doesn’t make sense for them to give,” she said. “But that’s the Kingdom of God.”St. James’ youth group this year has grown from eight to 50 youth, most of them Karen. They live in a cluster of low-income apartments not far from Vickery Meadow, a neighborhood just west of Lake Highlands and home to a diverse population of immigrants and refugees. Youth from Church of the Epiphany in Richardson, a suburb to the north, also attended Summer in the City.St. James began working with Karen refugees when Catholic Charities, a refugee services provider, contacted the Rev. Cliff Gardner, the former rector, and asked him if he was interested in working with a group of Karen Anglicans in Vickery Meadow. Gardner began offering communion in an apartment complex and a year or so later families began coming to the church. Karen children attended vacation Bible school, parishioners, led by Ginny Keeling, stepped up to help the new members learn English, and relationships began to form.“There’s a really nice community of people out here. A lot of people support us, like St. James, the church community, they really helped me and my family come up from scratches,” said 17-year-old Soe Win, who came to the United States when he was 9.Soe Win fist bumps Sel during lunch with the Bishop’s Camp kids. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceSoe Win spent his early years in a refugee camp, where there was chaos and a scarcity of resources. His parents were luckier than others because they have permission to work outside the camp. They got picked up early in the morning and worked all day for maybe the equivalent of $2 or $3, and that was just to cover food, there wasn’t money left for clothing or other necessities. He never expected to leave the camp.“I thought that’s where my life would start and that’s where my life would end,” Soe Win said. “I didn’t even know about this place. People would talk about it but I didn’t have an interest to come here. My mom, she didn’t have an interest to come here, either, but my dad wanted us to come over here. My dad told me we moved here so that I could have a better life and not have to struggle like he did.”When Soe Win’s family first arrived in the United States they received little help from the resettlement agency assigned to their case, he said. Through Karen connections, they found St. James.“That’s when I started knowing a lot of people who loves me and my family,” he said, during an interview with Episcopal News Service in the garden at Our Saviour Episcopal Church in southeast Dallas, where the youth spent the morning harvesting figs from trees and cherry tomatoes and squash from the garden, some of which was donated to a food pantry.As one of the older members of the youth group, Soe Win is a role model. It’s obvious in his interactions with younger members and with the children enrolled in Bishop’s Camp. During lunchtime, while eating with the Bishop’s Camp children, Soe Win held his table’s attention and later led the youth group in the cleanup, stacking chairs on tables and sweeping the floor.“The Karen have a real servant’s heart,” said Payne.That servant’s heart can also be seen in Moo Eh Hser, who joined the St. James’ youth group two years ago. Once, while serving meals at a homeless shelter, she decided to stand at the end of the serving line and hug people. She hugged 411 people that day.She isn’t afraid to serve others, in fact, she said, “It’s also beautiful while you are doing it, God shows miracle and mystery … everybody has a story.”Moo Eh Hser graduated from high school this year and this fall plans to study business and theology at Howard Payne University, a private, Baptist university in Brownwood, Texas. Moo Eh Hser goes to St. James and to Dallas Karen Baptist Church, where services are in Karen.At Garrett Park, while many of the youth sat talking around a picnic table, or playing soccer, Moo Eh Hser, flanked by Payne, offered watermelon to the mostly men sitting or lounging in the shade. One man lay asleep under a tree, and she left him a cup of Gatorade.“God shows you things through service,” she said. “It’s like Jesus; he came to serve not to be served.”To learn more about refugees and ministry among refugees visit Episcopal Migration Ministries.-Lynette Wilson is managing editor for the Episcopal News Service. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Glasgow’s Hospice Brick by Brick Appeal hits £20m

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Glasgow’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow has reached £20m with its Brick by Brick Appeal.The appeal just has one more million to raise to hit its £21m target, and according to the hospice, is the biggest ever capital campaign in the UK by an independent hospice. The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is fundraising to build a state-of-the-art palliative care facility in the city’s Bellahouston Park, to enable it to expand its services and transition young patients from the age of 16 to adult hospice care.Rhona Baillie, Chief Executive of the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice said:“We are absolutely thrilled to announce this fantastic news. The roof is on our new home, the windows and doors are in place and now reaching £20m takes us one step closer to finishing the journey we started five years ago with the Brick by Brick Appeal.”The new facility will provide care and support to 1,200 new patients and families every year. It will be the first hospice in the UK to be built to the Scandinavian Sengetun model of care, and will have adaptable private, social and family spaces specifically designed to boost wellbeing and create a sense of calm.The hospice is asking the public to help it raise the final £1m by making a donation to Raise the Roof, the latest phase of the Brick by Brick Appeal, either online or by text.  143 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Capital appeal Scotland Melanie May | 21 December 2017 | News Photograph © Martin Shields Advertisement Glasgow’s Hospice Brick by Brick Appeal hits £20m  144 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Police injure 31 journalists covering demonstrations

first_img Organisation RSF_en News January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts October 1, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police injure 31 journalists covering demonstrations Newscenter_img PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Government sanctions three officers including Islamabad police chiefReporters Without Borders urged President Pervez Musharraf to react firmly after at least 30 journalists were wounded by police trying to stop them covering a crackdown on demonstrations in Islamabad and Peshawar by lawyers opposing the president’s candidacy at upcoming elections.Police set about the lawyers and journalists with clubs and threw stones at them in Islamabad on 29 September. Twenty-nine journalists were taken to hospital with serious injuries.The government today sanctioned Islamabad police chief Marwat Ali Shah and two officers, on the order of the Supreme Court. “Shah should be suspended and arrested because he is responsible for what happened on Saturday,” said Supreme Court president Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, after viewing footage of the police brutality.The worldwide press freedom organisation urged the president to see that there was a full investigation of the police brutality in both Islamabad and Peshawar in which a total of 80 people were injured.”Although the courts imposed sanctions, the government should now prosecute all those who gave the orders as well as those who applied them with such ferocity, the organisation said.”We note the government’s decision to suspend Islamabad’s police chief and two officers following a Supreme Court order,” it said. “This is an important first step, but the federal government must punish all the guilty so that police officers are brought to book and such incidents are not repeated”.In the capital, one female reporter was dragged several metres by her hair while two of her colleagues were beaten. Several cameraman had their equipment destroyed. In Peshawar, a cameraman with Aaj TV, Khalilur Rehman, needed hospital treatment after being beaten up by riot police.The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) said that several hospitals refused to give injured journalists medical certificates in case they brought complaints against the police.Several privately-run TV channels, including Aaj TV, ARY and Geo TV, had their programmes pulled by cable operators for several hours because they showed footage of the violence.The NUJP declared 30 September to be a “black day” to protest against the violence. Demonstrations were held in several cities, while the Pakistani press called the incident the “Battle of Constitution Avenue”. April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Newslast_img read more