Swazi Spa Holdings (SWSPA.sz) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgSwazi Spa Holdings (SWSPA.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Swazi Spa Holdings (SWSPA.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swazi Spa Holdings (SWSPA.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swazi Spa Holdings (SWSPA.sz)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileSwaziland Holdings Limited (Swazispa) owns and operates leading hotels, casinos and entertainment facilities in Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland. The company operates through three wholly-owned subsidiaries; Ezulwini Properties (Proprietary) Limited, Manzane Estates Limited and Spa Financing Company Limited. Brands in its portfolio include the Royal Swazi Sun, the Lugogo Sun and Ezulwini Sun. Swazispa is a subsidiary of Sun International Limited. Swaziland Spa Holdings is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

What next for the NMC share price?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Karl Loomes | Thursday, 27th February, 2020 | More on: NMC Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. What next for the NMC share price? I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. 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The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended NMC Health. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The London-listed hospital operator NMC Health (LSE: NMC) is having a bad week – one of many it has had over the past year or so. In December, infamous short seller Muddy Waters raised serious concerns about the company’s finances. Since then, a number of questions have asked about the ownership levels of its major shareholders and the financing arrangements behind these positions, among other things.The announcement yesterday, then, that its CEO has been fired, a member of the treasury team has been suspended, and that its CFO has been given “extended sick leave”, is perhaps no surprise. Trading in NMC shares was suspended today, with additional news emerging that it has been raising financing using its future customers’ credit card payments as collateral.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Betting on the futureAs collateral for financing, the use of “credit card receivables” – effectively the money paid on credit cards for goods and services sold but not yet delivered – is not unheard of, but is usually undertaken only by small companies and/or those in dire financial straits.The news came after NMC’s public filing in the United Arab Emirates showed that its holding companies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi were required to pledge these receivables as collateral at more than 20 of its hospitals and pharmacies, in order to raise funds.Given that this kind of financing is often a last case resort – used only when financing from banks and other more credible arrangements can’t be made, I don’t think it bodes well for NMC.More bad newsMuch of the news and discrepancies coming out go beyond the scope of what was original covered in the Muddy Waters report. Indeed Carson Block, founder of the short selling company, said himself “At this point, the company’s announcements speak for themselves and seem to be even more damning than our initial report was.”These announcements come amid an independent review into the company led by former FBI director Louis Freeh, and include supply-chain financing arrangements made by the CEO and a major shareholder without the board’s knowledge, and that stakes held by its three largest shareholders had been reported incorrectly.Is there an investment case?For me, at this point, NMC is clearly not an investment opportunity. When these kinds of revelations about a company are coming out – and at this point it is fair to say it seems like early days – I always believe there is still more to come, if not in financial discrepancies themselves, then certainly in the confidence hit to the market.Most city analysts have been traditionally bullish on NMC Group shares, and it would be easy to see the price drop following the Muddy Waters report (NMC shares have fallen from the £24 region in December to £10 today) as an opportunity to get the stock cheap, but personally I think it has further to go.I am of the opinion that one should stay well away from investing in situations like these. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Kym Lucas elected bishop of Episcopal Church in Colorado

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Women’s Ministry Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Oct 29, 2018 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img [Episcopal Church in Colorado] The Rev. Kimberly (Kym) Lucas was chosen as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado during its 131st Annual Convention held at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver on Oct. 27.The Rev. Kym LucasOne of two candidates, Lucas was elected on the fourth ballot, receiving 124 of 173 clergy votes and 237 of 306 lay votes. In order to be elected, a candidate needed to receive two-thirds votes from both the clergy and the lay delegates, voting separately as orders in the same balloting round. The second ballot was invalid due to a reporting error after the announcement of the first ballot. The other candidate was The Rev. Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, canon to the ordinary of the Episcopal Church in Colorado.Lucas has served as rector of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., since January 2012. Previously, she was the rector of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 2005 to 2011.Notified her of the election results, Lucas said:“I am both amazed and thrilled that the Holy Spirit has called us to minister together! The Episcopal Church in Colorado is an extraordinary and unique branch of the Jesus Movement. I enjoyed the short time I was able to spend in each region, and I look forward spending more time with you, getting to know one another, and discerning how God will use our gifts to proclaim Christ’s kingdom. The next few months will be full for me as my family and I plan our transition, but know that I am eager to be with you. Your confidence and love humble me, and I pray that I will be a faithful steward of both as your bishop.”Woodliff-Stanley, in response to the election, extended a message of gratitude to the diocese and prayers for Bishop-Elect Lucas:“Beloved Community, Amada Comunidad,“I give thanks to God for the election of The Rev. Kym Lucas to serve as the 11th bishop of the great Diocese of Colorado. I offer my heartfelt congratulations to you and to your new Bishop-elect.“My prayers are with you and with Mother Kym and her family as you prepare for a new season of ministry together across this vast and beautiful state.“If I have been even a small part of this historic moment of your electing the first woman bishop and the first African-American bishop of Colorado, I say praise God! And I have one admonition: support her, with all your heart, mind, and soul. Support her when the road is easy and when the road his hard. Support her.“Dios es bueno. Todo el rato. Dios los bendiga, todos y cada uno.God is good. All the time. God bless you, each and every one.”Lucas grew up in Spring Lake, North Carolina, and received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Wake Forest University. She received her Master of Divinity, New Testament, at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Lucas and her husband, Mark Retherford, have four children.Pending consent of a majority of the bishops with jurisdiction, Lucas will be ordained and consecrated on May 18, 2019, in Colorado. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preside. 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Bishop Elections, Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Kym Lucas elected bishop of Episcopal Church in Colorado Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ People, The Episcopal Church in Colorado was established in 1887. The diocese has 30,000 members across 97 parishes and missions, and is part of the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

first_imgMonday Jul 27, 2015 Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina Wallaby Michael Hooper has been cited for striking following an off the ball incident during Australia’s 34-9 Rugby Championship second round victory over Argentina in Mendoza. Hooper will appear before a SANZAR disciplinary hearing on Wednesday this week. Hooper played provider as lock Dean Mumm went in for a try in the second half, but while in support he was held back by flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez.As you can see in the footage, Hooper lashed out, making contact with Sanchez, who dropped and needed to be treated for a few minutes after the try.It wasn’t spotted by referee Jaco Peyper or the other officials, so the try stood and Hooper played on. Post match, following initial consideration by the SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Chris Morris, Hooper was cited and will appear at a SANZAR Judicial Hearing, charged with commiting foul play.Hooper is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) Punching or striking: A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s).The Judicial Officer will be Nigel Hampton QC which will be held by video conference on Wednesday 29 July at 5:00pm AEST, 7:00pm NZST, 4:00am ART and 9:00am SAST.While some may feel that street justice is permitted when players get held back illegally, taking the law into your own hands is not allowed. Hooper is likely to receive a significant ban.UPDATE: The hearing has been adjourned until Thursday 30 July 2015Michael Hooper strikes Nicolas Sanchez off the ballMichael Hooper strike on Nicolas SanchezPosted by Great Rugby Videos on Monday, July 27, 2015Note: If the above video doesn’t work for you, you can see another version here, with comments from Phil WaughADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , The Rugby Championship , Wallabies Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Ledge House / Desai Chia Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Bulthaup, Delta Millworks, Flos, Gaggenau, Get Real Surfaces, Kebony, Liebherr, Michael Anastassiades, Ortal, Pac-Clad, Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi, Arcadia Custom, CEA Design, Cohen, Duravit, Home Frefinements, Kallista, Madera-Trade, McNeel, +4Peter Brooks Stone Works, The Builder Depot, Velux, Zen Bathworks-4 Houses CopyHouses•Cornwall, United States Design Team:Katherine Chia, Arjun Desai, Troy Lacombe, Brad IsnardEngineering:David KuffermanFireplace Concrete Work:Get Real SurfaceKitchen Joinery:BulthaupCity:CornwallCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul WarcholRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The Ledge House clients asked us to design a new home that would resonate with the history of the Connecticut Valley, include a material palette that is environmentally friendly, and works with the challenging site on a large rock ledge. We removed an existing cabin that had been expanded in unsuccessful ways over time by a previous owner; we were able to reuse the cabin’s foundation (which saved money and reduced construction waste) & add to it to simplify the footprint of the building while amplifying the program. The new footprint moved the house closer to an existing boulder- a prehistoric “glacial erratic” that was deposited along with the ledge hundreds of thousands of years ago when the glaciers formed the Appalachian Mountains.Save this picture!© Paul WarcholSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Paul WarcholThe boulder is a rugged companion to the house and acts as a muse for the uphill forest views. The form of the house was inspired by indigenous barns of the area as well as the nearby, historic West Cornwall Covered Bridge. A clever structural system utilized balloon framing techniques— the beams, walls, sheathing, and a carefully calibrated nailing pattern allows the structure to perform as a unified diaphragm, eliminating the need for exposed cross bracing. The interior vaulted ceilings are open volumes of space accentuated by clean planar surfaces.Save this picture!© Paul WarcholSave this picture!© Paul WarcholThe living room, dining room, and kitchen form the nucleus of a large breezeway through the house; the breezeway was strategically positioned to take advantage of the views to the valley, the uphill cross-ventilating breezes, and an existing boulder that becomes a rugged companion to the house and the views of the landscape. The exterior of the house is clad in Shou Sugi Ban siding which offers a rot-resistant and bug-resistant finish that also articulates the iconic form of the building. The interior finishes are light and airy.Save this picture!© Paul WarcholA master bedroom suite is located on one end of the house; 2 guest bedrooms are on the other end. The nucleus living area between them allows the owners and their guests to merge & socialize together in a lofted, open area that connects across the ledge to a forested terrace and a valley terrace: indoor and outdoor living flow seamlessly through.Save this picture!© Paul WarcholProject gallerySee allShow less10M4D House / guga Urban ArchitectureSelected ProjectsCasa de Farinha de babaçu Refurbishment / Estudio FlumeSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946169/ledge-house-desai-chia-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Paul Warchol+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Landscape: Area:  2400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Ledge House / Desai Chia ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLedge House / Desai Chia Architecture Architects: Desai Chia Architecture Area Area of this architecture project United States Classic Renovations LLC Projects Photographs AB Landscaping Ledge House / Desai Chia Architecture 2019 Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946169/ledge-house-desai-chia-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Builder: Photographs:  Paul Warchol Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDesai Chia ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCornwallOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on August 24, 2020Cite: “Ledge House / Desai Chia Architecture” 24 Aug 2020. 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IFAW list available

first_imgIFAW list available  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 May 2001 | Newscenter_img 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. The International Fund for Animal Welfare supporter list is now available from EDM. The International Fund for Animal Welfare supporter list is now available from EDM. The list, mailed monthly, features donors who have also entered IFAW’s sweepstake.Contact EDM. Advertisementlast_img read more

Children’s hospices association is Somerfield Charity of the Year

first_img Howard Lake | 8 February 2005 | News Children’s hospices association is Somerfield Charity of the Year The charity year will begin on 1 July 2005 and finish on 30 June 2006. The Association of Children’s Hospices (ACH), the umbrella body for children’s hospices in the UK, is to be the official Charity of the Year for food retailer Somerfield in 2005-6.Together ACH and Somerfield aim to raise more than £1 million for 36 children’s hospices across the UK. Last year, Somerfield raised over £1.5 million for its charity, Muscular Dystrophy. The selection process for Somerfield Charity of the Year ended in a staff vote which involved employees of both Somerfield and Kwik Save. 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.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Halifax Foundation opens new grant round in N Ireland

first_img 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. Shortlisted applications will receive a phone call assessment from the Foundation and decisions will be made within three months. The programme is now open for applications and will close at 12 noon on 13 March 2018. Tagged with: Funding Northern Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Meanwhile, the Foundation announced in its latest annual report that in 2016 it considered 377 community grant applications and offered grants to 240 entities totalling £828,885. This was a reduction of 30% on 2015 which the Foundation says may reflect charities’ lag in adjusting to changed procedures. The ‘Our Community in MIND’ programme is a new Foundation initiative aimed at registered charities that support mental health in Northern Ireland.  The programme is open to charities with an income less than £1 million, with a particular focus on mental health.  Successful charities will be awarded a £10,000 grant over 12 months.  251 total views,  3 views today The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland has launched a new funding programme to tackle mental health problems. Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 February 2018 | News Halifax Foundation opens new grant round in N Ireland In 2016 the Foundation received £1,013,312 from Lloyds Banking Group to support charitable activities. This is a considerable reduction on past years, with, for instance, the Foundation providing grants of £1.5 million in 2014.The overall aim of the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is to support grassroots charities that enable disabled and disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in society.  252 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

Tough times see almost half a million turn to ACO member charities in a year

first_img  215 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Association of Charitable Foundations research About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 22 January 2020 | News Tough times see almost half a million turn to ACO member charities in a year Its campaign, One Day Changes Lives, will show how an individual act of support granted by a charity one day can have a huge impact in improving someone’s life.Donal Watkin, Chief Executive at ACO said:“These figures show the increasing levels of support needed by people with nowhere else to turn. Today we’re highlighting the big difference our members make to people’s lives through financial and non-financial help, and the role charities continue to play in the UK.”Those supported by the charities were driven into a crisis for reasons including them or a family member facing sudden illness or disability, incurring costs for unexpected household repairs or bills, being unable to pay the high costs associated with a health condition, poor mental health, being involved in an accident, family breakdown, or redundancy.ACO members are predominantly grant-making organisations but also provide practical assistance, employment support, befriending services, and mental health and wellbeing support. Members are seeing an increase in supporting applicants with non-financial aid, rising from 60,584 people helped in 2015 to 93,308 in 2018.Help can include the purchasing of fridges, clothes and food, and support with the costs of childcare, healthcare and household bills. Some of the people supported needed help to buy wheelchairs, hearing aids, medical equipment and respite care. The charities also provide legal, debt and/or employment advice.One of those helped is Emily (pictured), who began working as a pharmacist four years ago, until a severe health relapse made finding paid work prohibitive. Covering basic living costs were becoming overwhelming and Emily was finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Finally, she contacted Pharmacist Support:“Thanks to Pharmacist Support I have received three forms of help, by paying my General Pharmaceutical Council fee for a year, a referral to a benefits adviser to support me in getting the benefits I am entitled to, as well as help with living costs to tide me over while I reapply for them. I was successful in my reapplication for benefits, so I’ll now be able to manage.”ACO is encouraging members of the public who have ever been helped by grant-giving charities to take part today and share examples of support on social media using the hashtag #OneDayChangesLives. Individuals in need of support are invited to visit ACO member Turn2us’s website, or call 0808 802 2000.  216 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The number of people seeking help from charities and benevolent funds because they have nowhere else to turn after an unexpected change in circumstances has risen to almost half a million a year in the past four years, according to data from the Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO).The ACO represents more than 120 charities that provide financial support in the form of grants. A recent member survey that showed more than 100,000 people applied for financial help in the last financial year. When extrapolated across its entire membership base, ACO estimates that its member charities will have supported at least 400,000 people in need.In 2015, the participating charities distributed more than £56million in grants, rising to more than £60million last year. Applied to its entire membership base the ACO puts this at around £216million.Today, (22 January) the ACO is highlighting the work done by its member charities across the UK by sharing the stories of people whose lives were turned around thanks to the support they received.last_img read more

Don’t touch the ADA

first_imgDisability rights movement protest calling for the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.The House of Representatives voted 225-192 on Feb. 15 to roll back civil rights legislation for people with disabilities. The representatives disregarded Rep. James Langevin, a paraplegic person in a wheelchair, who pleaded with his colleagues to defeat the bill, ADA Education and Reform Act, or H.R. 620.Disabled people themselves, including the mobility impaired, deaf and blind organized by National ADAPT, went to the House committee hearing on Feb. 13 to protest the bill. They were arrested and later released.The protesters came back on Feb. 15, gathered in the House gallery, and chanted, “Don’t touch the ADA,” until they were again arrested and later released. ADAPT created a List of #Shame, naming the House members who voted to undermine the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.Disability rights groups had mobilized for months to lobby against the bill. The National Center on Independent Living worked with 500 disability rights groups to try to defeat it.Flouting this opposition, the House voted to “reform” — that’s how the bill’s supporters put it — the ADA. The so-called reform undermines what has been called “the most successful civil rights law in history” by introducing procedures that significantly delay the processing of complaints about businesses violating disabled people’s rights.If the amendment passes the Senate and is signed by the president, a claimant will be obligated to deliver a complaint in writing to the business owner, and then wait 60 days while the business owner develops a plan to correct the violation. At that point the complainant has to wait another 120 days for the business to implement the plan.Under this supposed reform, complainants must wait a total of six months for a remedy. Only then can they initiate a lawsuit if the owner still does not comply.At present, without this amendment, the complainant simply downloads a form off the internet and files it with the Justice Department. The business is compelled to fix the violation — because it is the law — or face a lawsuit.People who are mobility impaired frequently file such complaints to provide access to public accommodations. Complaints are also used to correct other situations faced by the disabled. For example, a group of deaf people sued Netflix because the captions on their films were poorly done. Following this suit, Netflix corrected the situation.The House went to great lengths to prevent coverage of the demonstration by people with disabilities. The camera phones of protesters were collected as they entered the room. This prevented them from documenting their actions themselves.Film footage shown on the Rachel Maddow TV show clearly portrays the House of Representatives in disarray, with members walking aimlessly around the floor looking up at the gallery. But the camera never pans up to show what the House members are looking at. You know it’s the demonstrators because you can hear them chanting, “Don’t touch the ADA.” Then the audio is turned off. Silence.The fight against this bill continues. The bill next goes to the Senate to be put on its calendar and scheduled for a vote. It faces strong opposition from Congress members like Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis and Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a former helicopter pilot who lost both legs in a helicopter crash in Iraq. Both spoke passionately against the amendment after the House vote.There will also be further protests by those most directly affected, that is, disabled people themselves.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more