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Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 circular results for the half year.For more information about Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) 2014 circular results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.
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Anglican Communion, Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service 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 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Same-Sex Marriage Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, left, and Bishop Lydia Mamakwa, of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh, during the opening worship at General Synod 2016. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] In the wake of July’s vote on same-sex marriages at General Synod, Indigenous Anglicans intend to “proceed towards self-determination with urgency,” the Anglican Church of Canada’s three Indigenous bishops say.General Synod voted this summer provisionally to approve changes to the marriage canon, which would allow same-sex marriages. The proposed changes must pass a second reading, slated for the next General Synod in 2019, before they can take effect.On Thursday, Sept. 22, National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald; Bishop Lydia Mamakwa, of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh; and Bishop Adam Halkett, of Missinipi, released a joint statement they say was requested by an Indigenous circle that met after the results of July’s vote were revealed. The bishops begin by saying that they do not speak for all Indigenous peoples, although, they add, they have consulted “broadly and deeply” with many. The statement voices displeasure both with the decision and the process it was made, and expresses desire for a more self-determined Indigenous Anglican community in Canada.Full article. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL 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 Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA By Tali FolkinsPosted Sep 26, 2016 Indigenous Ministries, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canada: Indigenous bishops criticize same-sex marriage vote Human Sexuality, Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ
Houses Area: 4144 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933765/plc-house-catalina-lanza-castelli-plus-ar-arquitectos Clipboard Year: PLC House / Catalina Lanza Castelli + AR Arquitectos Architects: AR Arquitectos, Catalina Lanza Castelli Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933765/plc-house-catalina-lanza-castelli-plus-ar-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs PLC House / Catalina Lanza Castelli + AR ArquitectosSave this projectSavePLC House / Catalina Lanza Castelli + AR Arquitectos Projects “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Villa Allende, Argentina CopyAbout this officeCatalina Lanza CastelliOfficeFollowAR ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsVilla AllendeArgentinaPublished on February 22, 2020Cite: “PLC House / Catalina Lanza Castelli + AR Arquitectos” [Casa PLC / Catalina Lanza Castelli + AR Arquitectos] 22 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Projects Ignacio Pessagno, Lilian Kandus CopyHouses•Belén de Escobar, Argentina Argentina Rampa House / Estudio PKaSave this projectSaveRampa House / Estudio PKaSave this picture!© Alejandro Peral+ 28Curated by Clara Ott Share Rampa House / Estudio PKa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942366/rampa-house-estudio-pka Clipboard Structural Calculation:José Luis PisaniConstruction:Pablo Martinelli, Javier OrtsCollaborators:Lucila López, Denise Andreoli, Belén Luna Crook, Vanesa Rolón, Denise Bardelli, Melany D’angeloCity:Belén de EscobarCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Image: Casa Rampa is a single-family house located in the province of Buenos Aires, Escobar district, a few meters from the Río de la Plata. Respecting the implantation and the environment of the house using morphological strategies, by means of volumes and voids, were premises and structural axes for the concept and main idea of the project. It is developed on two floors that in turn have half levels and based on the possibilities and opportunities offered by the environment, the different premises were planned, always capturing the best orientations, not only horizontal but also zenithal.Context: Located in a natural context, it is implanted in and coexists with the environment which, through different operations, we try to communicate seamlessly with the interior. It has an introverted relationship towards the street and the air is constantly recirculated through different internal courtyards. We think of the totality of the project as a volume that with different operations is emptied to give place to direct communication with the exterior.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralMateriality: The structural constitution of the house is based on noble materials. First and foremost we decided to use an independent structure system with concrete slabs and masonry. Inside the voids, we work with porous, permeable materials that allow light to enter. The idea was to filter and shade the western sun to generate different light and shadow effects. In the windows, we use aluminium, DVH, and Thermal Bridge Break to avoid condensation. The floors are all concrete, aligned with the style of the house, monochrome and noble.Connection: We punctually study the connection with the exterior because it was a fundamental starting point for the house. The environment caused the house to be deconstructed. We started from a pure volume, which based on the orientation was penetrated, generating voids in direct relation to the exterior. The relationship with the exterior is one of the most important questions of this project. We study a way to link ourselves directly with the environment, generating focus and light collectors in both spatial, horizontal and zenithal directions.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSystem: We always work with a route system, in which, as one advance, one discovers different situations. Entering from the ramp, one advances discovering different situations all in direct relation to the exterior. One can decide to enter the house or continue connecting with the environment through courtyards or head towards the rear limit of the facade where, from a balcony, we get a panoramic view of the lagoon.Research: We did a typological study and understood that the best way to relate to the environment in an intelligent way was by approaching the exterior, bringing it inside the house and at the same time generating different filters that would also help us find some privacy that in turn would make the house introverted in certain situations. We always prioritize orientation, for efficient energy use in winter and summer, the flexibility of environments, the fusion with the exterior and also the use of regional and noble materials, together with simple and synthetic details.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralProject gallerySee allShow lessKindergarten Zihlschlacht / Lukas Imhof ArchitekturSelected ProjectsHouse in Red Concrete / Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Year: Photographs “COPY” Lead Architects: 2019 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hansgrohe, Lumion, Alumetal, Barugel azulay, Franca, Grun CopyAbout this officeEstudio PKaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBelén de EscobarOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on June 25, 2020Cite: “Rampa House / Estudio PKa ” [Casa Rampa / Estudio PKa ] 25 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Tangible Response 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 December 2010 | News 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tangible in Cheltenham has been appointed by The Salvation Army UK and Ireland to build the charity’s legacy income with a new data-led strategy.Client and agency will work together to acquire pledges from the existing donor base but will also develop a model to identify a pool of new legacy prospects.“There’s a huge opportunity to create a unique programme for the charity” said Salvation Army’s Legacy Development Manager, Emma Rylance, “and we’re very much looking forward to working with Tangible.”Leading workshops to develop the proposition that will underpin all of the Army’s legacy marketing will be Tangible’s first job. And it’s one they can’t wait to start, as Nick Thomas, Tangible’s Creative & Planning Partner confirmed. “The team here are extremely excited to be working on new solutions to protect and grow the future of one of the UK’s great charitable movements.”Over the next few months, Tangible will then deliver an extensive new acquisition, enquirer and supporter marketing programme. With both Emma and Nick seeing charity buy-in as vital to the success of the programme, a strong internal launch will be a priority for this new charity and agency partnership.About Tangible: Age UK, Christian Aid, CLIC Sargent, Diabetes UK, Kidney Research UK, Oxfam, The Royal British Legion, Salvation Army, Save the Children Fund, Shelter, Irish Cancer SocietyRecent awards: Data Strategy Awards, Cream award, DMA award, IOF award.Contact: Guy Harris ([email protected]) 01242 258700 tangiblefundraising.co.uk The Salvation Army look to the future with Tangible
Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Best-selling author tells stories at local library Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Provost recommends decentralized testing centers Linkedin Nia Brookins is a multimedia journalist from Fort Worth, Texas studying writing and journalism. In her free time she likes to make music and write poetry. Twitter + posts ReddIt TAGSphotos World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ printThe faculty senate voted to change the criteria of the semesterly eSPOT teacher evaluations at its meeting Thursday. Julie Fry, chair of the senate’s Educational Evaluation Committee, proposed the idea to change the the Student Perception of Teaching (eSPOT) questionnaire. This decision was based on a series of student focus groups’ findings and recommendations from last school year. With their input, along with the recommendation of the senate’s University Evaluation Committee, the EEC changed some questions and erased others. “We now have 12 questions compared to 22 in the spring,” Fry said. Jane Fry speaking with Chair Jesus Castro-Balbi at the Senate meeting Thursday. (Nia Brookins/TCU360)Fry pointed out that in the past, students had to do instructor questions for classes even when they had multiple instructors. She said the student groups recommended that the questions be unique and personal. “They are more meaningful,” she said. “And with the shortened survey, faculty members can add their own personal questions that would really help them.” The Senate approved this proposal and the new eSPOT is scheduled to be used at the end of this semester. For more information on the Senate, visit their webpage. ReddIt Linkedin Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Tuition to increase 4.9 percent next school year New university committee caters to diversity and inclusion Previous articleStories from the polls: Election Day in The109!Next articleRobert Carr Chapel holds Election Day service Nia Brookins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Nia Brookins
1,746 elderly patients waited over 24 hours in University Hospital Limerick ED in 2017 says Limerick TD Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE first programme of its kind in Europe, AgeWell Ireland, operated in conjunction with St Munchin’s Community Centre, provides companionship and friendship to people aged 60 and over who are experiencing isolation or loneliness.By pairing them with specially trained companions, who visit them on a weekly basis, the free service seeks to provide comfort and support to older adults who are experiencing chronic loneliness.Those availing of the service have reported a significant increase in their wellbeing after just four months. A series of assessments has found that there was a 33 per cent decrease in the number who described themselves as lonely and a rise of 63 per cent in their self-rated health.However, despite the success of the programme, it may cease to exist by the end of next month. Initially rolled out in 2017 on a nine-month trial basis, AgeWell Ireland has since received two extensions, the latest of which runs till March 31.There are currently no immediate plans to extend the scheme further, meaning the 70 elderly people who use it will no longer receive the weekly visits they have to come to rely on.Patricia is in her seventies and lives in Corbally. Since the death of her husband seven years ago she has become increasingly lonely, weekend visits from her working children and occasional calls from busy neighbours only partially helping to break the monotony. And although she had qualms about signing up to AgeWell six months ago, they have since been quelled.She was enrolled in the programme, much to her surprise, by her daughter: “’What are ye doing to me?’ I said. ‘How will I cope with a person coming in that I don’t know? What’ll I talk about?’”.Yet, upon meeting her carefully selected companion, Ann, those qualms were quickly alleviated: “I look forward to it,” she says when asked about the visits. “Ann rings to let me know when she’ll be around and I’m waiting for her when she comes.”Rena O’Brien, Anne Hourigan, Greg Ryan, Marion Moloney, Joan O’Dwyer, and Eileen Ryan; Limerick’s Age WellsBut what do they talk about, and how did she cope with a person coming in that she didn’t know?“There’s no plan. We talk about the sad things that are going on in the world. I enjoy Ann, I don’t feel anyway uncomfortable with her coming in and talking to her.”And the service works both ways. Ann Hourigan retired from her career as a nurse two and a half years ago. However, rather than enjoy her retirement, she sought out a new career, something which didn’t involve the stresses or strains of her previous profession.“When I got this job I thought, ‘there is a God, this is exactly what I’m looking for.’ Although she visits six clients per week, and speaks with them on the phone every day,Ann admits that being one of the Europe’s first Age Wells doesn’t really feel like a job, “when I was in the working world I was running from one person to the next, whereas this is a part of my life that has slowed down and I can slow down with my clients and give my time to them,” she says, adding, “I’ve built up such a rapport with my clients that even if we didn’t get funding I’d still keep in touch.”Designed to pair the elderly with like-minded companions, Age Well only employs those aged 55 and over.“It’s a peer-to-peer companionship programme,” explains Programme Manager, Carmel Boland,” it seems to work, our clients can identify with people who’d be in an age bracket to understand what they’re going through.”And the role isn’t just confined to those with previous experience in care support, the nine Age Wells come from all walks of life and receive specialist training before being paired with suitable clients.“Everybody has had quite intense training, they would have gone through the different situations they would have come up against. It’s helped establish some of the skills they needed to be able to take part in this type of work.”Carmel is quick to point out that this service addresses a need as yet unfulfilled by the public sector, “It’s not anything like home help, home care packages, that’s fulfilling a need around personal care, this is a different type of need that people would have identified, someone they can talk to about things that worry them.”This need for human interaction is quite stark in some of their clients explains Care Coordinator, Deirdre Hogan. She describes a client who regularly called the Dublin-based service, Alone, just so he’d have someone to talk to, staggering his calls over the course of a few hours so he wouldn’t speak to the same people: “He said it was like winning the Lotto when he discovered we were starting up this service here.”Although currently only operating in the city, Carmel is acutely aware of the need to extend the programme to include rural areas. Yet with a lengthy waiting list, and just nine Age Wells to go around, the emphasis for now is on giving as much time as possible to those already using the service.Her hope though, is that eventually the programme will be run on a national level: “There’s no reason why it can’t run nationally,” she says. And were it to run throughout the country, Carmel is quick to point out that it will be available to everyone, regardless of their background or financial means, “We go into the most fabulous houses, we go into houses where people might not have much, loneliness does not discriminate, that’s the bottom line.” ESB scam caller led to distraction theft Linkedin TAGSAge Well IrelandCorballyelderlyloneliness Anne Hourigan and Deirdre HoganA service that is tackling loneliness among elderly Limerick people is in danger of being discontinued due to lack of funding. Simon Bourke reports. Twitter WhatsApp On alert for Beast from the East Email Facebook Young Social Innovators award for St Munchin’s Print €57 million flood relief fund for Limerick Advertisement Previous articleMunster announce the signing of Haley from Sale SharksNext articleBeyond the neon runes Editor NewsLimerick lifeline for the elderly is facing closureBy Editor – March 1, 2018 2826 Le Chéile – A place where you can be yourself, warts and all RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR