Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (  2014 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

RDC Properties Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgRDC Properties Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about RDC Properties Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

Ireland v Wales: 5 Things we learnt

first_imgPlatform: Tomas Francis was integral to Wales’ solidity at the set piece Pic InphoPrior to kick off many were suggesting that Tomas Francis was a pure scrummager and nothing more – which is perfect. That’s exactly what Wales need during the next few weeks , a tighthead that can nullify the powerful English front row and look to dominate the Wallaby front three. Despite being caught out of position defensively on occasion, Saturday saw Francis take a big step up the Welsh front ladder and overtake both Aaron Jarvis and Scott Andrews.NB This is a metaphorical ladder of course; science is yet to unearth a metal strong enough to support those three on a ladderDefence. Immense.Wales defence against Ireland was one of the most impressive of the Shaun Edwards era. They made a staggering 204 tackles, completing an astonishing 94% successfully. At times the Welsh defensive line was so tight that it could have stopped a team of plankton crossing the gainline. Alun Wyn Jones completed 16 tackles, Dan Lydiate 23, Justin Tipuric 20 and Faletau 16.Bodies on the line: Dan Lydiate’s battered and bruised face exemplified Wales’ defensive resolve Pic InphoLuke Charteris and Paul James both made 12 tackles having played less than half of the game. Tipuric may have got the plaudits, but in reality five individuals were worthy of man of the match – particular Alyn Wyn and Lydiate whose selfless defensive work often goes unseen.Jamie Robert and Scott Williams gel Battle of Dublin: Ireland and Wales had a hugely physical encounter just weeks from the World Cup Wales went to Dublin desperate for a win to rejuvenate a World Cup warm-up campaign that had started so limply against the opposition at the start of August. They succeeded on many fronts… The full-on Friendly.When Ireland faced Wales on Saturday it felt as though the Rugby World Cup had started early. The fitness sessions were over, the training bibs were back in the cupboard and the training cones have been restacked – this was a Test match. With both teams virtually at full strength, it was clear from the team announcement that Gatland wanted to win this game and win it they did. The Welsh scrum was a major positive, and the lineout, whilst not perfect, was stable enough to allow Wales consistent catch and drive opportunities in the Irish 22. At times it felt strange watching Wales out ‘Ireland’, Ireland, with a series of heavy mauls which eventually allowed Justin Tipuric to collapse over the line in the 23rd minute.Full-on: There was a noticeable upping in intensity from the first warm-up between the two teams Pic InphoJamie Roberts and Scott Williams shut down Ireland’s midfield and forced Jonathan Sexton into an uncharacteristically ‘shanky’ kicking game.Whilst Justin Tipuric had the sort of performance that leads me to believe that he isn’t a flanker from Trebanos, but a supernatural ‘shape shifter’ not of this earth – he was everywhere. All of which was improved upon by the mesmerising accuracy of Leigh Halfpenny, whose kicking action is so painstakingly repetitive that it can leave you in a Paul McKenna like trance. Of course, we can’t read too much into a friendly, but it does mean that Wales are now ranked higher than England, the hosts, for a few days depending on results at Twickenham – and many people will read a lot into that.Tipuric. The complete performanceAgainst Ireland, in Cardiff, Justin Tipuric showed us just how good a ‘back’ he is. This weekend, he showed how impressive a forward he is. It was a remarkable performance in which he completed 19 tackles, missed none, and morphed into a human ‘Pritt Stick’ on the ground. He stuck to everything and everyone Irish. If he wasn’t hanging onto Irish ball, he was hanging on to Irish ankles.Tip top: Justin Tipuric was outstanding and key to Wales’ performance Pic InphoDespite expelling so much energy at the tackle area, his link play was immaculate as ever, always scooping up loose ball and looking to pass it to a player who was already in forward motion – a trait which all Southern Hemisphere flankers execute so well. The debate will continue as to the perfect blend in the Welsh backrow, but it is a debate not a problem. To have Warburton, Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau and Dan Lydiate means that Wales have as much quality in the backrow as anyone, barring the All Blacks, in the Rugby World Cup. Hat tip Mr Tipuric.Tomas Francis rock steady.The tighthead position has recently created sleepless nights for those in Wales. Many a Welsh supporter has woken at midnight, sweating and clutching their chest at the thought of Samson Lee not making the final squad due to injury (happily they now know he is in). But Tomas Francis’s display against Ireland was like Nytol for Welsh rugby supporters. It was as reassured a tighthead debut as one could wish for. Despite Ireland’s loosehead and hooker repeatedly targeting Francis, he rarely moved an inch. At times it looked like his boots had been sunk into the foundations of the Avivs Stadium such was the solidity of the Welsh scrum.center_img The injury to Jonathan Davies was a concern for Wales pre World Cup – although nothing it seems that Wasaike Naholo’s doctor couldn’t fix with some Fijian leaves. Whilst Scott Williams is a powerful carrier and accurate distributor, concerns remained over his ability to plug the gapping defensive hole left by Davies. This is no longer such a concern. Roberts and Williams were impressive against Ireland. They missed just one tackle between them and pressured Jonathan Sexton into one of the poorest kicking performances of his Test career.Promising combination: Scott Williams and Jamie Roberts struck up a swift understanding in midfield Pic InphoSuch was the defensive squeeze on Ireland’s midfield that Robbie Henshaw and Luke Fitzgerald struggled to carry the ball 30 yards between them. But it wasn’t just the Welsh centres’ defence which impressed, so too did their carrying and link play. Roberts carried the ball with his usual insane determination to get over the gain line, which often leaves him carrying men on his back like a nursery assistant pretending to be a horse with children on his shoulders. Whilst Williams offered a subtlety of inside passing and lateral movement that we rarely see from Gatland’s teams. A big positive for Wales. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive featured at popular Orlando garden

first_img TAGSLake Apopka Wildlife DriveLeu Gardens Previous articleCookies & Milk with a Cop gaining momentumNext articleNew island-inspired restaurant to open in May Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photos of Lake Apopka displayed at Leu Gardens Orlando may seem like an unlikely place to see Lake Apopka, but natural beauty knows no boundaries.Illustrating their love for the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, the LAWD Facebook group submitted 275 photos to the Harry P. Leu Gardens committee for display. Leu Gardens chose 31 of them and currently has them featured at the Garden House Gallery.The display runs until May 19th.Photo by Mary CarpenterThe Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a one-way 11-mile journey through an extraordinary wildlife habitat and restoration project gaining national attention as a huge destination for birders, wildlife enthusiasts, and nature lovers.The drive is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays between sunrise and sunset. The Lake Apopka North Shore is a magnet for migrating, wintering, and resident birds, as well as habitat for alligators, bobcats, coyotes, otters, turtles, snakes, raccoons, opossums, and bears – all of which are featured in the photo display. There are over 360 bird species recorded – which is the highest identified bird diversity of any inland site in North America.Photo by John Guiseppi Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Leu Gardens is open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (the last admission is at 4:30PM) every day, closed December 25. Admission is $10.For details on the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive Facebook group, go here.The feature photo of the bobcat is by Musa Awan. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here February 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm Awesome!last_img read more

MLK’s vision of love as a moral imperative still matters

first_img Please enter your comment! By Joshua F.J. Inwood, Pennsylvania State UniversityFifty-one years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the United States remains divided by issues of race and racism, economic inequality as well as unequal access to justice. These issues are stopping the country from developing into the kind of society that Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for during his years as a civil rights activist.As a result, King’s words and work are still relevant. I study the civil rights movement and the field of peace geographies. Peace geographies think about how different groups of people approach and work toward building the kind of peaceful society King worked to create. Americans faced similar crises related to the broader civil rights struggles in the 1960s.So, what can the past tell us about healing the nation? Specifically, how can we address divisions along race, class and political lines?Martin Luther King Jr.‘s understanding of the role of love in engaging individuals and communities in conflict is crucial today. For King, love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong.King’s visionKing spent his public career working toward ending segregation and fighting racial discrimination. For many people, the pinnacle of this work occurred in Washington, D.C., when he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.Less well-known and often ignored is his later work on behalf of poor people. In fact, when King was assassinated in Memphis he was in the midst of building toward a national march on Washington, D.C., that would have brought together tens of thousands of economically disenfranchised people to advocate for policies that would reduce poverty. This effort – known as the “Poor People’s Campaign” – aimed to dramatically shift national priorities to address the health and welfare of working people.Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at interfaith civil rights rally, San Francisco’s Cow Palace, June 30, 1964.George Conklin, CC BY-NC-NDScholars such as Derek Alderman, Paul Kingsbury and Owen Dwyer how King’s work can be applied in today’s context. They argue that calling attention to the civil rights movement, can “change the way students understand themselves in relation to the larger project of civil rights.” And in understanding the civil rights movement, students and the broader public can see its contemporary significance.Idea of loveKing focused on the role of love as key to building healthy communities and the ways in which love can and should be at the center of our social interactions.King’s final book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” published in the year before his assassination, provides his most expansive vision of an inclusive, diverse and economically equitable U.S. nation. For King, love is a key part of creating communities that work for everyone and not just a few at the expense of the many.Love was not a mushy or easily dismissed emotion but was central to the kind of community he envisioned. King made distinctions between three forms of love which are key to the human experience: “eros,” “philia” and most importantly “agape.”For King, eros is a form of love that is most closely associated with desire, while philia is often the love that is experienced between very good friends or family. These visions are different from agape.Agape, which was at the center of the movement he was building, was the moral imperative to engage with one’s oppressor in a way that showed the oppressor the ways their actions dehumanize and detract from society. He said,“In speaking of love we are not referring to some sentimental emotion. It would be nonsense to urge men to love their oppressors in an affectionate sense[…] When we speak of loving those who oppose us […] we speak of a love which is expressed in the Greek word Agape. Agape means nothing sentimental or basically affectionate; it means understanding, redeeming goodwill for all men, an overflowing love which seeks nothing in return.”King further defined agape when he argued at the University of California at Berkeley that the concept of agape “stands at the center of the movement we are to carry on in the Southland.” It was a love that demanded that one stand up for oneself and tells those who oppress that what they were doing was wrong.Why this matters nowIn the face of violence directed at minority communities and of deepening political divisions in the country, King’s words and philosophy are perhaps more critical for us today than at any point in the recent past.As King noted, all persons exist in an interrelated community and all are dependent on each other. By connecting love to the community, King argued there were opportunities to build a more just and economically sustainable society which respected difference. As he said,“Agape is a willingness to go to any length to restore community… Therefore if I respond to hate with reciprocal hate I do nothing but intensify the cleavages of a broken community.”King outlined a vision in which we are compelled to work toward making our communities inclusive. They reflect the broad values of equality and democracy. Through an engagement with one another as its foundation, agape provides opportunities to work toward common goals.Building a community todayAt a time when the nation feels so divided, there is a need to bring back King’s vision of agape-fueled community building and begin a difficult conversation about where we are as a nation and where we want to go. It would move us past simply seeing the other side as being wholly motivated by hate.Engaging in a conversation through agape signals a willingness to restore broken communities and to approach difference with an open mind. Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of an article originally published on Nov. 16, 2016. Joshua F.J. Inwood is an Associate Professor of Geography and a Senior Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute at Pennsylvania State University.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSDr. Martin Luther King Jr. Previous articleAre natural disasters an “Act of God”?Next articleWhat’s that in the midnight sky? The Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

New wave of abuses and intimidation against journalists

first_imgReporters Without Borders strongly condemns the persecution by the Iraqi authorities of the radio station Al-Sada, the only independent broadcaster in the province of Al-Qadisiya, Ahmed Al-Qasier, founder and manager of the station, recently told the press freedom organization that the station had come under severe pressure.Three days ago, the provincial council decided to close the station, in the provincial capital Diwaniyya south of Baghdad, on the grounds that its programmes contained music which was “contrary to local morality”, although the manager said they were composed of songs from the classical Arabic repertoire. When Al-Sada was preparing to start broadcasting at the beginning of the year, the governor intervened to prevent the launch of the station.After negotiations between the editorial team and the authorities, the station finally opened in May. However, the provincial council promptly asked it to pay a fee of 50,000,000 Iraqi dinars (28,700 euros), renewable annually, to continue broadcasting. This “registration tax” was imposed as a result of intervention by the Telecommunications Committee, Al-Qasier said.Al-Sada nevertheless continued to be the target of intimidation and pressure. This month, several of the station’s contributors received anonymous threats on the mobile phones. Several members of the editorial staff, including programme director Muntather Al-Kifaey, decided to resign. Yesterday, the local branch of the Iraqi journalists’ union urged the authorities to revoke the station’s closure, a decision which it said violated freedom of the press as guaranteed by the constitution. Its representative stressed that such a move was unprecedented in Iraqi justice and warned of the dangers that it might present for the media industry. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities in Diwaniyya to put a halt to the persecution of Al-Sada staff. The organization recalls that freedom of the press is guaranteed by the Iraqi constitution and has been reaffirmed in the law on protection of journalists approved by parliament in August. News Receive email alerts News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq February 15, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information October 29, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New wave of abuses and intimidation against journalists It also asks the governor to reconsider his decision and allow the radio station to continue broadcasting and guarantee the safety of its staff.Also, the freelance American journalist Daniel Smith was arrested at noon on 21 October after the weekly demonstration held in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square. He was released in the early hours of 26 October.Smith was held incommunicado and was not allowed to contact colleagues, relatives or the U.S. diplomatic mission in Baghdad, nor was anybody alerted of his arrest by the Iraqi government. On the day of his arrest, he was taken to the army’s Muthanna Airport detention centre near the airport where he was questioned several times, in particular about his persistent presence at the demonstrations. On October 25, he was taken to a detention cell in an interior ministry building after an order to deport him was made, before being released some hours later, after the intervention of the prime minister.Smith has worked in Iraq since 2003. He has worked with the think-tank International Crisis Group since 2009 and other organizations, and contributes occasionally to the Iraq press freedom organization Journalistic Freedoms Observatory. to go further RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 16, 2020 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News IraqMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Police attack journalists in Armenia

first_img Help by sharing this information ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh April 9, 2021 Find out more June 26, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police attack journalists in Armenia June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Armenia ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia Newscenter_img Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out more News News RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the police violence against journalists who were waiting with around 60 other people outside a police station in the Yerevan district of Kentron on 23 June for the release of protesters arrested earlier in the day.First, the police told the journalists to stand back on the grounds that they were obstructing the work of the police. Then they formed a line and kicked the feet of the journalists, who just wanted to cover the imminent release of those arrested while protesting against an increase in the price of natural gas.Journalist Ani Gervorgyan was slapped by a policeman she recognized as the one who had tried to confiscate her camera on 12 February. Another journalist, Arpi Makhsudyan, was hit while filming with her mobile phone and was forced to stop. Gala TV cameraman Paylak Fahradyan was physically attacked and his laptop was smashed.“We firmly condemn the police violence against journalists who were just doing their job in a law-abiding manner,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk. “The actions of the police must not be unpunished or else their violent behaviour will recur and could become the norm. The policemen who attacked the journalists must be brought to justice.”A total of 27 people were arrested earlier in the day when police used violence to disperse a demonstration outside the Public Services Regulation Commission in protest against a proposed increase in gas prices by the joint Russian and Armenian state-owned company ArmRosGazprom.Those arrested were accused under article 182 of the civil code of “disobeying a legitimate order from the police.”Armenia is ranked 78th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation to go furtherlast_img read more

President Gbagbo urged to aid recovery of opposition press and bring order to state-owned media

first_img November 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Gbagbo urged to aid recovery of opposition press and bring order to state-owned media October 16, 2020 Find out more Côte d’IvoireAfrica RSF_en Receive email alerts Côte d’IvoireAfrica to go further Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders welcomed a statement from Ivorian president, Laurent Gbagbo, condemning the ransacking of opposition and independent newspaper offices on 4 November and the opening of an investigation to punish those responsible.But the worldwide press freedom organisation called on him to go further to ensure these newspapers can circulate freely again and to restore order within the state-owed media.”While it is shameful for this condemnation to come three weeks after the event, we hail Laurent Gbagbo’s apparent desire to see justice for dailies 24 Heures, Le Patriote, Le Nouveau Réveil, Le Jour, Le Front, Le Libéral nouveau and all newspapers silenced by the extremists,” Reporters Without Borders said.”We hope that these investigations will be thorough and that those responsible, whoever they may be, will be genuinely punished”. But it added that to be consistent the Ivorian authorities should also establish professionalism within the state-owned media and guarantee that gagged publications went back on sale at the news-stands.”Once it has received assurances from the head of state in person there should be no reason for distributor Edi Presse to refuse to deliver them,” it added.A final statement from the council of ministers’ meeting on 25 November, read on television by the government’s spokesman, said that the head of state condemned the destruction of opposition party headquarters and “the wrecking of some newspaper offices, violence against individuals, particularly foreigners, women and children.””Such acts should not go unpunished,” said the statement, adding that President Gbagbo had announced that investigations were “under way” to find those responsible for acts of destruction, pillage and physical assaults.A wave of exceptional violence was unleashed against press freedom on 4 November, the same day that Ivorian armed forces launched an offensive against positions of former rebels in the north of country.Pro-government militia ransacked some opposition newspapers, gagging part of the press (above photo : the entrance of Le Patriote), sabotaged FM broadcasts by Radio France Internationale (RFI), BBC and Africa N°1 and ousted the director-general of Radiotélévision ivoirienne (RTI) for a pro-government figure.The state-owned media that enjoy a virtual monopoly in the capital Abidjan then turned themselves into propagandists for the president’s party and “Young Patriots” called for an anti-French uprising, putting out doom-laden and extremist news.Journalists cast out of work from their gagged newspapers were forced to live more or less in hiding before managing to put out a combined free issue, distributed unofficially, on 22 November thanks to a return to calm in the financial capital. Private distributor Edi Presse however still refused to distribute the papers, citing “constant threats to destroy your daily and to ransack offices”. It also argued that other newspaper sellers and other partners” feared “their activities could be endangered” as a result.Le Patriote, Le Jour, 24 Heures, Ivoire Matin, Le Libéral nouveau, Le Nouveau Réveil and Le Front produced a further joint issue on 26 November, with a cover price but still using an alternative distribution system.Broadcasts of RFI and BBC on FM mysteriously returned to Abidjan on 24 November. Moreover there was a noticeable change of tone on the airwaves of state-owned RTI and Radio Côte d’Ivoire, which broadcast regular messages aimed at restoring calm. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation center_img Reports News October 29, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire News RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election November 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

St. Rita Parish: Edge Catholic Middle School Ministry

first_img Make a comment HerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. 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 Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Edge is a Catholic ministry for middle school youth (6th-8th graders). Using an interactive, non-classroom format, Edge is a relational model of catechesis and evangelization. Edge relies on a core team comprised of caring adults and teen volunteers who serve as small group leaders.Goals of the Edge:• To foster a transforming spiritual experience of Jesus through the liturgy, which will allow early adolescents to experience the Word of God and the Eucharist in a deeper and more profound way.• To create a positive experience of the Catholic Church for early adolescents.• To assist middle school youngster in gaining an understanding and appreciation of what the Catholic Church teaches and believes.• To incorporate the Catholic Church’s vision of social justice and peace into the spiritual life of pre-adolescents.• To develop an identity in middle school youth and in The Edge ministry as being a vital and visual presence within the parish community.Schedule for Spring 2011• Feb. 5 (Sat) – Edge kick-off event, 4:00 – 5:25 pm in O’Malley Hall, Youth Mass, Pizza Party• Feb. 13 (Sun) – Edge Session, 11:15 am – 12:45 pm in Gara Hall• Feb. 27 (Sun) – Edge Session, 11:15 am – 12:45 pm in O’Malley Hall• March 4 (Fri) – Junior High Dance (in collaboration with St. Rita’s Student Council)• March 5 (Sat) – Edge Night, 4:00 – 5:25 in O’Malley Hall, Youth Mass• March 13 (Sun) – No Edge Session (Confirmation retreat)• March 27 (Sun) – Edge Session, 11:15 am – 12:45 pm in O’Malley Hall• April 2 (Sat) – Edge Night, 4:00 – 5:25 in O’Malley Hall, Youth Mass• April 10 (Sun) – Edge Session, 11:15 am – 12:45 pm in O’Malley Hall• April 15 (Fri) – Lenten Live Stations of the Cross, 5:30 in church (cast arrives @ 4:30)• April 27 (Sun) – No Session (Easter Sunday)• May 7 (Sat) – Edge Night, 4:00 – 5:25 in O’Malley Hall, Youth Mass• May 8 (Sun) – No Session (Mother’s Day)• May 22 (Sun) – Edge Session, 11:15 am – 12:45 pm in O’Malley Hall• June 4 (Sat) – Last Edge Night, 4:00 – 5:25 in O’Malley Hall, Youth MassEdge Nights and other events in bold-face type are for ALL middle school youth. Edge [catechetial] sessions every 2nd and 4th Sundays are for middle school youth in public schools. St. Rita’s school students are welcome, but not required to attend Edge sessions.St. Rita Parish, 318 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-1292 or visit More Cool Stuff Top of the News Faith & Youth St. Rita Parish: Edge Catholic Middle School Ministry Published on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 8:51 pmcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Families caught in antisocial behaviour to be fast tracked

first_imgPrint Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous articleO’Connell handed four week banNext articleIncrease in drugs and vandalism, number of traffic collisions down admincenter_img CITY COUNCIL is tightening up its strategy in tackling antisocial behaviour on its housing estates In conjunction with the Garda Siochana, resulting in more of the perpetrators coming before the courts. A serious stumbling block encountered by those forced to leave their homes was, that once they vacated, albeit, driven out by thuggery and in some cases, fear for their lives, they ceased to be tenants of Limerick City Council and were not, Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up therefore, entitled to seek alternative council accommodation.Said Cllr Ger Fahy: “You are dealing with real people with real and awful problems, so there is an urgency to tackle the issue and reduce the unbelievable stress that people have to endure, through no fault of their own.“There have been severe cutbacks on the HSE budgets but the process has been tightened up and there should now be no delay in making a decision to provide accommodation for such people, sooner, rather than later – what is essential though, is better and quicker consultation. We must take a lesson from situations which have emerged and learn from them”. Last September, this newspaper reported on the plight of the mother and four children forced to flee their estate.They found refuge with relatives, which resulted in the family unit being broken up, and the eldest of the children became so traumatised that he could not go to school, while a daughter would not go outside.The family had to move from one relative’s house to another .“Only for relatives, we’d be on the road, but they too have young families so we have to keep moving,” the mother told this newspaper at the time.She said she had been asked by City Hall to furnish letters from the Garda Siochana, in order to qualify for rent allowance for other accommodation but despite doing so, her situation remained the same.Cllr Ger Fahy, when contacted by the Limerick Post, confirmed that he was au fait with the situation and was endeavouring to secure a positive outcome for the family. The family has since been rehoused in another area and “delighted to be reunited and getting on with their normal lives again”. Cllr Fahy said the family’s trauma had been prolonged because of having to deal with three State bodies – Limerick City Council, the Garda Siochana and the HSE.“I could see the frustration and stress of each family member and how dysfunctional they were becoming. I found this very upsetting but after ongoing consultation with the agencies involved, the situation was resolved – where the circumstances are straightforward and people know the full facts, there should be no delay by the authorities in liaising quickly and no reason why an early decision cannot be made”. Email NewsLocal NewsFamilies caught in antisocial behaviour to be fast trackedBy admin – December 17, 2010 449 Advertisementlast_img read more