Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) Q12012 Presentation

first_imgFlour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng)  2012 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFlour Mills Nigeria Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria with business interests in food production, packaging, agricultural industries, port operations and logistics and real estate. The company manufactures and sells past, noodle, edible oil and refined sugar as well as livestock feeds; supplies fertiliser; manufactures and markets laminated woven polypropylene sacks and flexible packing material; and grows and processes sugar cane, oil palm, fresh tropical fruit, poultry and cassava. Business interests in ports operations and logistics include operating Terminal A and B at the Apapa port and offering customs clearing, forwarding and shipping agents and logistics services. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc owns and manages real estate in Nigeria. The company is a subsidiary of Excelsior Shipping Company Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

La Obispa Primada da a conocer Propuesta Presupuestaria que se…

first_img Submit an Event Listing Posted Jun 29, 2012 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL La Obispa Primada da a conocer Propuesta Presupuestaria que se presentará a la Convención General Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] La Obispa Primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, ha dado a conocer la Propuesta Presupuestaria que se presentará a la consideración de la próxima Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal.“El alma de este cuerpo es la misión—tanto la misión nacional como extranjera— en alianza con cualquiera que comparta esta pasión”, dijo la obispa primada Jefferts Schori en su mensaje de la Propuesta Presupuestaria. “Esta Propuesta Presupuestaria está concebida para ayudar a reorientarnos hacia esa pasión, a ser fieles a quienes somos como la comunidad de los bautizados, a llegar a conocernos como los amigos de Jesús que somos enviados a restaurar el mundo”.Citando el Canon I.2.4(a)(1) que declara que “asumir el liderazgo necesario para iniciar y desarrollar la política y la estrategia en la Iglesia” compete al[a la] Obispo[a] Primado[a], ella apunta, “he procurado, por tanto, la elaboración de un una Propuesta Presupuestaria que pudiera presentarse a la Convención General que se base más claramente en la estrategia misional que el anteproyecto de presupuesto que ahora se propone”.La Propuesta Presupuestaria de la Obispa Primada se basa y se afinca en las Cinco Marcas de la Misión y “asume la misión como su principio organizativo y utiliza las Cinco Marcas de la Misión refrendadas por la Convención General como las prioridades estratégicas para el presupuesto como un documento moral”.Ella explica que su Propuesta Presupuestaria incluye aportes del personal, lo cual no es el caso en el actual anteproyecto del presupuesto aprobado por el Consejo Ejecutivo. Citando la disposición a participar del personal, bajo el liderazgo del obispo Stacy Sauls, Jefe de Operaciones de la Iglesia, la Obispa Primada indica “un enfoque desinteresado y kenótico al bienestar de toda la Iglesia, con el cual yo sé que ellos [el personal] están profundamente comprometidos”.Ella concluye, “Como en todas las épocas, nuestra Iglesia está necesitada de reforma, a fin de emprender la misión que Dios nos ha puesto por delante. Esta Propuesta Presupuestaria aspira a ser el comienzo de ese empeño reformador. Presenta lo que podemos hacer en esta Convención General, y ofrece una dirección estratégica para la próxima era en la vida de esta Iglesia como aliados en la restauración del mundo quebrantado de Dios”.El mensaje de la Propuesta Presupuestaria de la Obispa Primada aparece impreso en su totalidad en este comunicado y también puede encontrarse aquí.A continuación el mensaje de la Propuesta Presupuestaria de la Obispa Primada:Los presupuestos son documentos morales. Nuestra inversión de tiempo y energía en preparar un presupuesto es una especie de trabajo litúrgico, dándole forma a la “obra pública del pueblo”. Los presupuestos reflejan nuestras esperanzas y nuestros sueños como comunidad. Revelan los secretos de nuestros corazones [1].  Representan una estrategia concreta para el logro de lo que creemos que Dios nos llama a hacer y a ser según avanzamos hacia el shalom o el Reino de Dios. Nos ofrecen una oportunidad de [demostrar] fidelidad.“Asumir el liderazgo necesario para iniciar y desarrollar la política y la estrategia en la Iglesia” compete al[a la] Obispo[a] Primado[a] [2].  El proceso presupuestario que se elaboró a través del Consejo Ejecutivo representó una nueva conducta, que merecía ser aplaudida por su valor. A pesar de esos fieles empeños, no surgió una estrategia coherente.[3]Por tanto, yo he buscado la elaboración de una Propuesta Presupuestaria que pudiera presentarse a la Convención General que se base más claramente en una estrategia misional que el anteproyecto de presupuesto que ahora se propone. Creo que esto refleja lo que he visto y he experimentado de primera mano en mis visitas a través de toda la Iglesia Episcopal. Esos signos muy significativos de salud y esperanza en congregaciones y diócesis a través de esta Iglesia son ejemplos de un pujante compromiso con la misión de Dios. Lo que sigue es un plan para hacer a esta Iglesia un agente más efectivo del amor redentor de Dios que se manifestó en Jesucristo.Este enfoque comienza con la misión, e insiste en que la misión configure el presupuesto y no al contrario. La perspectiva del personal de toda la Iglesia ha sido extraordinariamente útil en este proceso, porque ellos han estado profundamente conectados a la misión a nivel local, y han tenido la singular capacidad de ver más allá de las fronteras entre comunidades. [4] Esta Propuesta Presupuestaria refleja extensas consultas con el personal, dirigidas por el jefe de operaciones, el obispo Stacy Sauls. El proceso refleja un enfoque desinteresado y kenótico al bienestar de toda la Iglesia, con el cual yo sé que ellos [el personal] están profundamente comprometidos.El principio estratégico y espiritual de esta Propuesta Presupuestaria es que la Iglesia debe ser fiel a sí misma, al Cuerpo de Cristo, cuando vive y alienta la misión. En verdad, nuestra identidad bautismal se basa en el compromiso con la misión y en la certidumbre de que en la fiel consecución de esa misión Dios nos bendecirá, tanto a nosotros como a nuestra obra.Como episcopales tenemos una interpretación comunitaria de la misión: restaurar a todos los pueblos a la unión con Dios y unos con otros en Cristo.[5]  Pablo nos recuerda que Dios nos ha dado el ministerio de la reconciliación,[6] pero así como el cuerpo está compuesto de muchos miembros con varios dones, se requieren diferentes métodos y enfoques.[7]  Algunos de nosotros recurrimos a la Gran Comisión [8] en busca de las definiciones primarias de la misión; otros, a los objetivos de la misión expuestos por Jesús,[9] o el llamado de Jesús a cuidar de “los hermanos más pequeños”. [10]  La variedad es un reflejo de nuestra idiosincrasia anglicana, no obstante, juntos en Cristo tenemos una misión y nos dedicaremos a ella mientras oramos y adoramos, proclamamos el Evangelio y promovemos la justicia, la paz y el amor.[11]La Propuesta Presupuestaria de la Obispa Primada asume la misión como su principio organizativo y utiliza las Cinco Marcas de la Misión [12] refrendadas por la Convención General [13] como las prioridades estratégicas para el presupuesto como un documento moral. La Propuesta Presupuestaria contiene seis iniciativas estratégicas.• 1ª. Marca: Proclamar las Buenas Nuevas del Reino de Dios. Se designan $2 millones para comenzar nuevas congregaciones y comunidades de culto (renglón 27). La intención es utilizar los recursos de la Iglesia para fortalecer los empeños de misión locales mediante la asociación de compañerismo con las diócesis para brindar preparación, apoyo y un tercio de los costos de nuevas fundaciones. Valiéndose de un enfoque asociativo infunde un total de $6 millones para establecer nuevas comunidades de fe, tanto tradicionales como no tradicionales. Esta estrategia también se propone inspirar la creación de muchas nuevas comunidades religiosas multiculturales y no tradicionales.• 2ª. Marca: Enseñar, bautizar y formar a nuevos creyentes. Una de las oportunidades más significativas y alentadoras de nuestra Iglesia es la obra de nuestras diócesis latinoamericanas de enseñar, bautizar y formar a nuevos creyentes. El liderazgo de laicos y clérigos en la IX Provincia se ha comprometido mancomunadamente con un proceso de desarrollo del liderazgo que haga al ministerio de la provincia autosuficiente y sostenible.[14]  La Iniciativa de Tela, [15] de la cual el resto de la Iglesia tiene mucho que aprender, se presentó [16]  en marzo y el Sínodo de la IX Provincia lo adoptó con entusiasmo. La Propuesta Presupuestaria asigna $1 millón para apoyar a la IX Provincia en el desempeño de su efectiva labor de hacer discípulos de Jesús hasta bien entrado el futuro (renglón 61).• 3ª. Marca: Responder a las necesidades humanas con amoroso servicio. La Propuesta Presupuestaria contiene dos iniciativas estratégicas en conformidad con la 3ª. Marca.• Primera, prevé una época cuando todos los jóvenes episcopales tendrán la oportunidad y el deseo de dedicarse a este objetivo a través del servicio misionero. Se asigna $1 millón para ese empeño tanto a través del programa existente como del nuevo, y mediante la alianza con diócesis auspiciadoras para ayudar a cubrir el costo. Entre los objetivos se incluyen: 1) duplicar el número de jóvenes adultos situados en sitios de misión con diócesis patrocinadoras que cubran parte de los costos; 2) apoyar la expansión del Cuerpo de Servicio Episcopal, una red que coloca a jóvenes adultos en proyectos de misión en Estados Unidos, en relaciones de compañerismo con diócesis que participan y 3) la creación de un programa de año sabático (para jóvenes adultos entre la escuela secundaria y la universidad o el trabajo) mediante la exitosa conclusión de un proyecto experimental en al menos dos diócesis (renglón 79).• Segunda, la propuesta incrementa el compromiso de la Iglesia con Los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio al apoyar a la Diócesis de Haití en la reconstrucción de su fundamental infraestructura de servicios de escuelas y clínicas administradas por la Iglesia que quedaron destruidas en el terremoto de 2010. La iniciativa de Haití busca apalancar el 0.7% del presupuesto de toda la Iglesia a través de la labor de la Oficina de Desarrollo para recaudar $1,4 millones en un programa de equiparación de donaciones. Esto haría que Haití dispusiera de más de $2 millones (renglón 83).• 4ª. Marca: Procurar la transformación de las estructuras de la sociedad. Se asignó $1 millón para hacer participar a los episcopales en la erradicación de la pobreza en Estados Unidos (renglón 108). La intención es crear una red de respondedores, recursos, apoyo y desarrollo de capacidades que hará participar a los miembros de nuestra Iglesia en relaciones transformadoras de solidaridad con los pobres —en zonas urbanas, en reservas nativoamericanas, en zonas de pobreza rural, incluida la de los Apalaches. En un época de creciente pobreza en esta nación, la oportunidad de encontrar y servir a Jesús encarnado puede llevar a los episcopales a ser promotores más eficaces del reino de justicia de Dios.• 5ª. Marca: Luchar por salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y el sostenimiento y la renovación de la vida en la tierra. Una importante labor sobre la 5ª. Marca se está llevando a cabo a nivel local. La Propuesta Presupuestaria asigna $1 millón para fortalecer y coordinar iniciativas locales en el ministerio del medioambiente y para fortalecer y alentar el compromiso de las diócesis y congregaciones en el ministerio medioambiental (renglón 122).La sección de misión del presupuesto también dirige los recursos de toda la Iglesia al apoyo de las Marcas de la Misión a través de la obra de otros. Una sección está dedicada a poner recursos a la disposición de expresiones locales de ministerio dentro de la Iglesia Episcopal: diócesis, congregaciones, instituciones y redes de apoyo. Otra se dedica a hacer que haya recursos disponibles más allá de la Iglesia Episcopal mediante las relaciones de compañerismo con otros miembros de la Comunión Anglicana, otros miembros y otras fes.La Propuesta Presupuestaria de la Obispa Primada se ha organizado con una prioridad espiritual —primero la misión, seguida por secciones dedicadas al gobierno (fundamental para el modo en que nuestra comunidad participa en la toma de decisiones) y la administración (esencial para proporcionar los servicios de apoyo necesarios para las iniciativas de misión). La Propuesta Presupuestaria intenta asignarle un peso adecuado a cada una, estando la segunda y la tercera al servicio de la primera. La Propuesta Presupuestaria ha sido elaborada con la creencia de que el modelo de presupuesto canónico, de gastos canónicos corporativos y de programa ya no sirve idóneamente a la Iglesia para responder a un mundo que está mucho más necesitado de nuestro compañerismo.Las categorías de canónicos, corporativos y de programa siempre han tenido ciertas arbitrariedades, y varios gastos se han asignado a diferentes áreas en diferentes trienios. A fin de satisfacer los cánones, a cada partida en esta propuesta también se le ha dado una designación según categorías canónicas, pero las categorías canónicas existentes no parecen estratégicamente útiles y la Propuesta Presupuestaria no está organizada en consecuencia.Respecto a la elaboración de la Propuesta Presupuestaria de la Obispa Primada para el [trienio] 2013-2015 deben destacarse otros puntos:• El segmento de la misión de la Propuesta Presupuestaria de la Obispa Primada se elaboró como un enfoque de base cero. Es decir, el presupuesto actual no definió la Propuesta Presupuestaria. Esto permitió un proceso de mayor fundamentación teológica y más estratégico. En lugar de tratar de deconstruir lo que ha sido, a fin ajustarlo a las actualidades realidades económicas, la Propuesta Presupuestaria buscó construir lo que se necesitaba para la misión en nuestro contexto actual y elaborar un presupuesto para eso, mirando hacia delante a lo que pudiera ser en lugar de hacia atrás a lo que ha sido. Era un trabajo más difícil que hacerlo a partir del presupuesto para el trienio actual, pero ha estimulado la creatividad y la innovación, precisamente lo que nuestra Iglesia más necesita en este momento. Eso ha hecho el proceso espiritualmente enriquecedor en lugar de agotador. Esto dificulta las comparaciones directas con presupuestos anteriores, pero esta propuesta sí hace lo más que puede para mostrar paralelos. A los diputados y los obispos se les ha pedido que emprendan el mismo tipo de trabajo arduo pero creativo a la hora de considerar la Propuesta Presupuestaria.• La propuesta se hace en el contexto del papel y cargo de la Obispa Primada y se detalla respecto a esas partes del presupuesto (misión y administración) para las cuales ese cargo conlleva supervisión y responsabilidad canónicas. En el área de gobierno, no obstante, la propuesta sugiere reducciones generales más que reducciones específicas. La propuesta anticipa un proceso para asignar la reducción total de un 5% colaborativamente, en consulta con otros líderes electos, entre ellos la Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, el Encargado Ejecutivo de la Convención General y el Consejo Ejecutivo.• Aún han de elaborarse algunos detalles de las nuevas iniciativas relacionadas con las Cinco Marcas de la Misión, en consulta entre el personal denominacional y el Consejo Ejecutivo. Esto se entiende como una oportunidad para la colaboración creativa. En verdad, la creación del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos se produjo como resultado de una invitación semejante a [formar] un liderazgo creativo emitida por la Convención General en 2003, la cual definió el ministerio con los jóvenes como una prioridad estratégica. La colaboración cooperativa entre el personal y el Consejo Ejecutivo ha llevado, y puede llevar otra vez, a un enfrentamiento productivo de los retos que tenemos por delante.• La Propuesta Presupuestaria asume un nuevo enfoque hacia el ministerio de la Iglesia en general al abandonar la concepción de que el personal denominacional puede hacer todas las cosas para todos, y en lugar de eso concentra a nuestro personal y los activos financieros en iniciativas esenciales y estratégicas.• La Propuesta Presupuestaria sugiere eliminar 12,75 puestos de los actuales niveles de personal, algunos de los cuales existen en la actualidad pero son plazas vacantes. Es aquí que quedó particularmente probado el valor del personal, por lo cual le estoy muy agradecida.• Creyendo que debemos responder a una autoridad moral más allá de nosotros mismos, el personal y yo hemos buscado que el presupuesto de la Iglesia responda aunque sea mínimamente a los criterios de las instituciones benéficas seculares. Hemos tenido algunos éxitos en esto. Parte de ello se debe a la reclasificación de algunas áreas que antes aparecían como “canónicas”, y las cuales parecen más adecuadamente clasificadas como misión; parte se debe a disponer de nuevos fondos para la misión a partir de presupuestos y anteproyectos previos; y en parte se debe a tomar en cuenta los servicios en especie proporcionados por agencias filiales (véase el documento del presupuesto para consultar las tablas).• Finalmente, con el deseo de contemplar el mejor uso de todos los recursos de nuestra Iglesia, he instruido al obispo Sauls que lleve a cabo un minucioso estudio de la ubicación del centro denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal, lo cual fue posible gracias a la generosa ayuda que brindara la Diócesis de Los Ángeles. Esperamos que el estudio estará terminado y pueda presentarse en la próxima reunión del Consejo Ejecutivo, probablemente en octubre de 2012, y pueda ponerse en práctica antes de que la Convención General se vuelva a reunir en 2015. Nos comprometemos a laborar en pro de ulteriores ahorros y reducciones en los costos administrativos, así cono en ser los mejores mayordomos posibles de los activos financieros de la Iglesia, porque todos nosotros somos fideicomisarios para los pobres en nombre de Cristo.El alma de este cuerpo es la misión —tanto la misión nacional como extranjera— en alianza con cualquiera que comparta esa pasión. Esta Propuesta Presupuestaria está concebida para ayudarnos a reorientarnos hacia esa pasión, a ser fieles a quienes somos como la comunidad de los bautizados, a llegar a conocernos como los amigos de Jesús que somos enviados a restaurar el mundo. Como en todas las épocas, nuestra Iglesia está necesitada de reforma, a fin de emprender la misión que Dios nos ha puesto por delante. Esta Propuesta Presupuestaria aspira a ser el comienzo de ese empeño reformador. Presenta lo que podemos hacer en esta Convención General, y ofrece una dirección estratégica para la próxima era en la vida de esta Iglesia como aliados en la restauración del mundo quebrantado de Dios.Rvdma. Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidente y PrimadaIglesia Episcopal________________________________________[1] Mateo 6:21[2] Canon I.2.4(a)(1)[3] Véase el Comentario sobre el Anteproyecto del Presupuesto Trienal 2013-2015: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/sites/default/files/commentary_on_the_draft_2013-2015_triennial_budget.pdf[4] Por ejemplo, el personal de programa, trabaja actualmente con no menos de 130 comités y redes locales.[5] LOC, p 747[6] 2 Corintios 5:18-20[7] Romanos 12:4ff[8] Mateo 28:18-20[9] Lucas 4:18-21[10] Mateo 25:31-46[11] LOC, p 855[12] Enunciado por el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano en 1984 y 1990: http://www.anglicancommunion.org/ministry/mission/fivemarks.cfm[13] 2009 Resolución D-027[14] https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2012/03/09/province-ix-adopts-fin…[15] http://archive.episcopalchurch.org/79425_127382_ENG_HTM.htm[16] http://lideresixp.org/last_img read more

Manini`owali 3 / Sunnland Architects

first_imgArchDaily GM Construction Inc. “COPY” Manini`owali 3 / Sunnland ArchitectsSave this projectSaveManini`owali 3 / Sunnland Architects CopyHouses•Kailua-Kona, United States Photographs Electrical Engineer: 2017 David Y. Tamura Associates Save this picture!© Daniel deMoulin / Nourish Media, Inc.+ 17Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeSunnland ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKailua-KonaUnited StatesPublished on April 25, 2018Cite: “Manini`owali 3 / Sunnland Architects” 25 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream City:Kailua-KonaCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniel deMoulin / Nourish Media, Inc.Recommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Situated on 1.5 acres of raw volcanic land within an exclusive resort community in Hawaii, the custom 9,100 square foot home serves as an oasis from the unforgiving Hawaiian sun. The contemporary residence is designed to capture amazing views of the Kua Bay and Maui’s Haleakala Mountain to the west, Hualalai Mountain to the east, and a sacred cinder cone, Pu`u Kuili, to the south. The client desired a porous home, where their beloved dog could run around, yet remain enclosed within the compound. The private and public zones of the home are organized around a series of courtyards and ponds. The courtyards create visual transparency through the main living spaces, bringing the outside in, and help in cooling the interior spaces. A simple yet durable material palette of split-face Andesite stone imported from Bali, Indonesia, stained rift-cut White Oak wood, and rendered cement plaster are carefully detailed. The gable roof forms and zinc metal roofing are reminiscent of the Big Island ranch home vernacular.Save this picture!© Daniel deMoulin / Nourish Media, Inc.Save this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Daniel deMoulin / Nourish Media, Inc.Project gallerySee allShow lessHotel Koe Tokyo / Suppose Design OfficeSelected ProjectsXray Factory / Emilio Alvarez Abouchard ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Builder: Structural Engineer: Photographs:  Daniel deMoulin / Nourish Media, Inc. Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project United States Interiors: Lead Architects: Area:  9100 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893038/maniniowali-3-sunnland-architects Clipboard Henderson Design Group Manini`owali 3 / Sunnland Architects Warren Sunnland; Principal, Tai Sunnland; Principal “COPY” ECS Inc. Projects Mechanical Engineer: Manufacturers: RHEINZINK, Western Window Systems, Gaggenau, Mitsubishi Electric, Toto William Blakeney Inc. Landscape Architect: Prepose Engineering Systems Inc. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893038/maniniowali-3-sunnland-architects Clipboard Houses Year:  Architects: Sunnland Architects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img

New Chair of the Charity Commission announced

first_imgGeraldine Peacock has been Chair of the Charity Commission for three years. Tagged with: Recruitment / people  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 June 2006 | News New Chair of the Charity Commission announcedcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dame Suzi Leather DBE is to be the new Chair of the Charity Commission, taking over from the current Chair, Geraldine Peacock CBE, on 1 August 2006. Suzi will step down as chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), a role she has occupied since 2002.Dame Suzi’s new role was announced by Ed Miliband, Minister for the Third Sector at the Cabinet Office.Previously she was the founder deputy chair of the UK Food Standards Agency and in recent years has chaired the Exeter and District Community NHS Trust as well as the Health Forum, an inter-agency partnership promoting public health in North and East Devon. She has a particular interest in the role of regulation in driving up standards of performance and consumer protection. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Seven board members appointed to the Fundraising Regulator

first_img  106 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lord Grade, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, has announced seven members appointed to the Board, and plans to add two more.The Fundraising Regulator was set up in response to the Etherington Review: Regulating Fundraising for the Future.The Board members are:George Kidd, Chair of the Direct Marketing Commission and formerly Chief Executive of PhonepayPlus.Suzanne McCarthy, Chair of Depaul UK and the Institute of Fundraising’s Standards Committee, and until recently the UK’s Immigration Services Commissioner.Margaret Moore, formerly Head of Competition and Regulatory Practice at Travers Smith LLP and now a trustee of Sue Ryder and Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby.Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive of Smart Energy GB and Chair of War Child, previously Vice Chair of Citizens Advice England and Wales.Michael Smyth, Chairman Community Links, Visiting Professor Queen Mary University of London, former Head Government Practice at Clifford Chance LLP.John Stoker, formerly Chief Charity Commissioner and Director General of the National Lottery.Jenny Williams, formerly Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission.The latter two members have regulatory experience.Suzanne McCarthy brings fundraising experience to the Fundraising Regulator’s boardScottish charitiesTheresa Shearer, the Chair of the Fundraising Working Group in Scotland, SCVO Trustee and CEO of Enable Scotland, will attend Board meetings until charities which raise funds in Scotland consider the options presented by the Working Group on how best to regulate fundraising in Scotland. Advertisement Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator Fundraising Standards Board regulation trustees Seven board members appointed to the Fundraising Regulator AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Role of Board membersBoard members are expected to serve for at least one day per month and will receive a fee of £300 per day. Each is appointed for a term of two years, with the possibility of a further term subject to open competition.Next steps for the Fundraising RegulatorLord Grade confirmed that he was seeking to appoint two additional members with fundraising expertise to ensure “the right balance between regulatory experience, fundraising expertise and wider knowledge of the charitable sector”.Lord Grade confirmed that he still expected the new regulatory body to take over regulatory responsibilities from the Fundraising Standards Board “in the early summer”.He added:“It is imperative that together we get this right – for the future health of the charitable sector and the wellbeing and confidence of those who wish to donate to charities and support the great work they do.”The Board will, following recommendations in the Etherington Review, set up a Standards Committee and an Adjudication Committee. Both of these will include external members with both regulatory and fundraising experience.center_img Howard Lake | 11 February 2016 | News Institute of Fundraising’s responseRichard Taylor, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising, welcomed the inclusion of fundraising expertise in the Board’s membership, in particular the appointment of Suzanne McCarthy. He said:“It is good to see that the new Fundraising Regulator will have considerable regulatory experience on its Board. We agree with Lord Grade that the Board needs to balance that regulatory experience with fundraising expertise, and we welcome the commitment that the appointment of people with fundraising expertise will now be made.“We also welcome the commitment, reflecting the Etherington Review, to embed fundraising expertise alongside regulatory expertise in both the Standards Committee and the Adjudication Committee”.  105 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Santa Fe obelisk toppled during Indigenous Peoples’ Day protest

first_imgduckycards/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(SANTA FE, N.M.) — Santa Fe’s leaders are calling for calm after a group of protesters toppled a controversial monument in the city’s plaza Monday during an Indigenous Peoples’ Day protest.The protesters used chains and ropes to bring down the obelisk, which activists contend celebrates the killings of Native Americans. The defacing came at the end of a weekend-long protest by indigenous groups and other individuals who took over the plaza.At one point during the demonstrations, two protesters chained themselves to the base of the monument, according to police.Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber and Police Chief Andrew Padilla told reporters during a news conference Tuesday that a small group of protesters plotted the destruction.“Not every protester had this in their mind,” Padilla said.The monument was erected in 1868, 43 years before New Mexico became a state, to honor Civil War Union soldiers. It has become a target of protesters for a plaque at its base that says the obelisk is dedicated to “the heroes” who fought “savage Indians.”Mayor Webber has supported removing the obelisk, and a state-contracted crew attempted to do so over the summer, but it was too heavy for the crews, according to officials.The mayor nevertheless condemned Monday’s vandalism.“The violence and damage to a historical monument in the middle of our plaza will not help our community come together when we most need to do so,” he said in a video message Monday.Padilla said officers arrested two of the protesters and were looking for more individuals who were involved in the monument’s removal. He said the protest broke up about 20 minutes after the monument came down, and ended peacefully without the officers using tear gas or excessive force.“It was preservation of life over property. I stand by that decision,” Padilla said.Webber said the City Council will be holding meetings this week to address the concerns of the protesters and move forward with the situation.“It’s clear Santa Fe and New Mexico have more than hundreds of years of pain and suffering on many sides,” he said during the news conference. “The events of yesterday give us the opportunity to come together and stand up.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

2nd juror selected in Derek Chauvin case, despite prosecutors asking trial be halted

first_imgKuzma/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — Jury selection in the murder case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd began on Tuesday despite prosecutors asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to halt the high-profile trial.After spending the day questioning jurors, lawyers in the case seated the first two member of the panel, a chemist for an environmental testing company who is engaged to be married to a physical therapist and a woman who said she was “super excited” to be a juror and is related to a northern Minnesota police officer.While being questioned under oath by Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, the first juror said he has never seen the viral video of Chauvin kneeling on the back of Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.The first pool of potential jurors were brought into the courtroom just after 9 a.m. local time and prosecutors and attorneys for Chauvin each introduced themselves.Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill said he intends to keep the jury selection process going until the appellate court tells him otherwise.Chauvin’s lawyers filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court after the appellate court issued a ruling on Friday instructing Cahill to reinstate a third-degree murder charge against Chauvin after finding that the judge erred in October when he dismissed the count.The state Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday morning acknowledging it had received the petition from Chauvin’s lawyer and giving prosecutors until 5 p.m. local time on Tuesday to file a response.Prosecutors from the office of state Attorney General Keith Ellison also filed a motion on Monday asking the appellate court to stay the trial, arguing that Cahill does not have total jurisdiction over the case while a decision over whether to include the third-degree murder charge remains pending.In opening remarks to the jury pool Tuesday, Cahill said Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, but added “charges might be added or subtracted” as the case goes on.The attorneys are looking to select 16 jurors for the case, including four alternates.Before jury selection began, lawyers on both sides of the case dismissed 16 of the first 50 prospective jurors for cause, mostly due to the answers they submitted on a lengthy questionnaire.Four of the first six potential jurors questioned on Tuesday, were dismissed. One of the potential jurors let go was a married mother of three and an immigrant from Mexico who works as a nursing assistant. Nelson exercised a peremptory challenge to dismiss the juror due to a language barrier. Nelson had also grilled the woman on her answer to why she would want to serve on the Chauvin jury, in which she wrote, “I would like to give my opinion on the unjust death of Mr. Floyd.”Another woman dismissed said she had formed an opinion on the guilt or innocence of Chauvin and did not believe it would change regardless of what evidence she heard during the trial. Also dismissed was a business manager, who on his questionnaire answered that he “strongly agreed” that police officers should not be second guessed on making split-second decisions.Nelson used another preemptory challenge to dismiss a Hispanic man who recently moved to Minneapolis from Southern California and had experience practicing martial arts.Prosecutor Steve Schleicher challenged Nelson’s move, telling Cahill the defense had made a peremptory challenge “on its second person of color in a jury pool.”“When asked to provide a race-neutral explanation for the exercise of the peremptory, the defense … articulated just sort of generalized concerns that this particular perspective juror expressed strong opinions and articulated a belief that he was simply trying to get on the jury,” Schleicher said.Pushing back, Nelson responded that the juror said he practiced Brazilian jiu-jitsu and had formed a strong opinion that Chauvin had performed an “illegal tactic” on Floyd and that Chauvin and the other officers involved in the arrest had “taken the law into their own hands.”“Yes, this juror indicated that he was willing to reexamine those opinions, but only upon essentially providing him evidence and proof contrary to his opinions is the way I understood him to say that,” Nelson said. “His statements that he would be willing to reexamine the evidence struck me as insincere.”Cahill sided with Nelson, saying that during voir dire questioning he realized the defense would probably strike the prospective juror.“That reason was not because of his race but because when he was talking about his jiu-jitsu experience and his experience with the hold is that he obviously might stick to his own opinions about being essentially an expert in the jury room,” Cahill said. “But, more importantly, he stated in a way that he was going to stick to his opinion until somebody else told him otherwise or provided proof otherwise, which essentially is shifting the burden onto the defense and not coming in with the presumption of innocence.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. 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Questions and answers

first_imgThe employment law team at Norton Rose answer questions on workplace issuesRace Discrimination Q  I provided a reference for anemployee after he left my company’s employment and he is intending to sue mefor race discrimination. Can he do this? A  Section 4(2) of the RaceRelations Act 1976 (“RRA”) makes it unlawful for an employer todiscriminate against “a person employed by him”. The 1997 case ofAdekeye v Post Office decided that this phrase referred only to a personemployed at the time of the discriminatory act, not to a person who was nolonger an employee. However, Coote v Granada Hospitality Limited threw doubt upon this. BelindaCoote brought a sex discrimination claim against Granada, alleging that she hadbeen dismissed because of her pregnancy. Although this claim was settled,subsequently Ms Coote had difficulty finding employment and alleged thatGranada had failed to provide an employment agency with a reference. Ms Coote then brought proceedings claiming that this was a reaction to herprevious complaint and amounted to unlawful victimisation contrary to section 4of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (“SDA”). The European Court ofJustice ruled that the 1976 Equal Treatment Directive did protect formeremployees from retaliatory measures taken by the employer after the employmentrelationship had ended. Following that decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”)decided that the SDA could be construed in such a way as to allow Ms Coote toproceed with her claim. As section 4(2) of the RRA is worded in a similar wayto the relevant section in the SDA, it was thought the law concerning an act ofdiscrimination which had taken place after the end of employment could bechanged. However, the recent case of D’Souza v London Borough of Lambeth(“Lambeth”) suggests otherwise. D’Souza had brought a successfulclaim of unfair dismissal and race discrimination having been summarilydismissed by Lambeth. The Employment Tribunal ordered his reinstatement but it was not practicablefor Lambeth to comply with the order. D’Souza subsequently presented anotherclaim to the Employment Tribunal alleging that Lambeth’s failure to reinstatehim was a further act of race discrimination. The Employment Tribunal followed the position as outlined in Adekeye v PostOffice, and rejected D’Souza’s claim on the basis that the RRA does not coverdiscrimination that occurs after the end of employment. The EAT felt compelledto follow that case as it was a Court of Appeal decision, however they did so”without relish”. The EAT said that the Court of Appeal may wish toreview the decision in the future, however the EAT could not change the law. In consequence, if your employee is threatening to sue for race rather thansex discrimination over a reference that was provided subsequent to thetermination of his employment (however terminated), at the moment he would notbe able to pursue the claim. Employers should be aware however that thesituation is likely to change in the future and carefully worded references alwaysmake sense. Paul Griffin PFI/PPP transactions Q  Does TUPE apply to PFI/PPPtransactions? A  Generally speaking, thesetransactions are structured in such a way that there is a change of employer,therefore attracting the operation of TUPE. Often, the principle difficultylies in identifying those individuals who will be caught by TUPE and ensuringthat excess employees do not transfer across. These transactions are made morecomplex by the presence of third party contractors whose employees are oftenengaged in the undertaking that is to be transferred to the private sector. If the location of the employee’s job changes on a PFI/PPP transaction thenproblems arise when the new location is a significant distance from the old. If(for example) hospital PFI transactions involve a new build, the private sectoremployer should be aware of the difficulties inherent in moving employees. Caselaw holds that a contractual mobility provision does not override a redundancysituation within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996. Peter Talibart Compromise Agreement Q  When making a severance paymentto an executive in a Compromise Agreement, when is it taxable and when is itfree of tax? A  A severance payment (forloss of employment and whether a redundancy or not) is free of tax up to£30,000 if it comes within the exemptions set out in sections 148 and 188 ofthe Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988. The key is that it is a genuine exgratia payment with no strings other than the obvious one of preventing afuture dispute. It used to be the case that you couldn’t agree a “genuine”severance payment in advance but the Inland Revenue is now more relaxed aboutthis and you can both anticipate the departure of an executive and agree thefuture level of a payment and still obtain the tax exemption, provided that thedeparting employee is not tied into consultancy arrangements or otherobligations in the compromise agreement itself. In order to retain the tax exemption employers should therefore take greatcare that the compromise agreement is not used as a vehicle for asking theemployee to enter into commitments that are not already anticipated in thecontract (for exanple, existing and ongoing restrictive covenants would bequite reasonable but new covenants would not). The tax exemption is not available in cases of early retirement and theInland Revenue does expect to see a clean break. At present the tax authoritieswill also, on the authority of EMI v Coldicott, refuse to treat any severancepayment as free of tax if there is a pay in lieu of notice in the individual’scontract of employment. This may change in the light of the recent Court ofAppeal case of Cerebus Software v Rowley. This is therefore a clear point to watch out for and if the severancepayment is taxable, an employer’s National Insurance contributions at some 11.9per cent is payable as well. Inland Revenue practice is that provided payment is made to an employeeafter the P45 is issued, then, in addition to the first £30,000 being paid freeof tax (for a genuine severance payment), the balance need only be taxed atbasic rate, leaving the employee to pay any marginal tax that is or may becomedue. This assists the employee’s cash flow and where the payment obligationarises in a new tax year and no alternative employment is obtained in theshort/ medium term, there may be no higher rate tax due. In addition to the first £30,000 being free of tax we would often advisecompanies and employees alike that, in appropriate cases, this threshold caneffectively be raised by the sensible use of pension enhancement, outplacementconsultants (tax free for employees with at least two years’ service) and thereimbursement of the employee’s legal fees (also a tax free benefit). Tim Russell Disability Discrimination Q  I employ an individual whohas been diagnosed as suffering from ME – does that mean they are protected bythe Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (“DDA”)? A  A person has a disabilityand can therefore claim protection under the DDA if he or she has a physical ormental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his orher ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. A Code of Practice hasbeen issued by the Secretary of State to assist employers in putting the DDAinto practice in the workplace and this provides assistance on the definition. Although case law has shown that ME is a physical impairment for thepurposes of the DDA, an employee has to go on to demonstrate that the illnessitself has lasted or is likely to last more than 12 months (ie, the illness islong term) and that it affects the employee’s ability to carry out one or moreday to day activities. The Code of Practice identifies normal day-to-day activities as mobility,manual dexterity, physical coordination, continence, the ability to carry orotherwise move everyday objects, speech, hearing or eyesight, memory or abilityto concentrate, learn or understand and perception of the risk of physicaldanger. With ME, it is likely to affect such aspects of day-to-day activities asmobility and memory or ability to concentrate, although depending on theseriousness of the condition, there may be additional symptoms. But the factthat an employee has ME puts an employer on notice of a potential disabilityand best practice dictates that an employer treats the employee as if they areprotected by the DDA so as to mitigate against any problems. Nicola Philp Comments are closed. Questions and answersOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Mortgage lenders play hard-to-get

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Full Name* Housing MarketMortgagesReal Estate Finance Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York show just how tough it is to get a loan without stellar credit. Last year, 70 percent of mortgages went to borrowers with credit scores of 760 or more. That was up from 61 percent in 2019.Last year, mortgage rates plunged to historic lows, encouraging would-be buyers into the market and spurring refinancings. (Rates have since gone up.) But the availability of loans dropped 35 percent year-over-year as lenders tightened standards to avoid lending to buyers with shaky finances.Some lenders have asked borrowers to swear off forbearance. Others are asking that pay stubs and other documents required to get a mortgage be no older than 30 days.“In one week last spring, jobless claims were in the millions,” Tendayi Kapfidze, chief economist at LendingTree, told the Journal. “A borrower who was fine one week could be a much riskier borrower the next week.”[WSJ] — E.B. SolomontContact E.B. Solomont Message* Share via Shortlink Overall, mortgage credit availability is at its lowest level since 2014. (iStock)The housing market may be on fire, but the lending environment is tougher than ever.Wary of making risky home loans during the pandemic, lenders have tightened standards, particularly for first-time homebuyers, reported the Wall Street Journal.Overall, mortgage credit availability — an indicator for lenders’ willingness to issue mortgages — is at its lowest level since 2014, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.Read moreMortgage lenders tighten scres on NYC buyers Low rates give refinancings a boost Mortgage rates surge as rates rise Email Address*last_img read more

Lisa McCormick wants your vote

first_imgLisa McCormick Dear Editor:Had I not put my name on the ballot, New Jersey Democrats would literally have no choice in the primary election for US Senate. I believe the incumbent senator will either lose to me on June 5 or to the Republican in November. I did try to recruit someone else to run for Senate and ordinary people to seek other offices but we came up short. This is an unconventional campaign. Our primary method of spreading the word is by email (and I am also sorry about the duplicates, but the technical end of this confounded our volunteer force) but we hope to have about 20,000 volunteers telling other voters about me. We are waging a people-powered campaign.I do not want money.That said, some people can only help by making donations and we need all the help we can get. All I want is for you to talk to people and let them know they have a choice on June 5.We all know the phrase, “ready or not.” I may be unprepared as a candidate because I lack a vast fortune but I am fully able to serve as a US Senator, because I am a mother, a citizen and a regular person. I really do not believe the one with the most money should always win. Voters have the responsibility to learn about their options and make wise choices. This is what democracy looks like.There are detailed plans and statements on my website at www.lisamccormick.org, on Twitter & Facebook to let folks know where I stand on the issues.Humanity faces extinction level threats — deadly virus outbreaks, possible nuclear nightmares and climate change — as well as a long list of more ordinary problems such as low wages and economic inequality, injustice and security concerns. It is all important and we can fix everything if we only make the effort.I am not telling you what to do, but I would appreciate your support. Make whatever choice you think is best, as we are all in this together. I will not betray your trust if given this honor. last_img read more