Omnicane Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgOmnicane Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Omnicane Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under  sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Jubilee Holdings Limited ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in all classes of general and long-term insurance. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability as well as general insurance products covering engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability, and miscellaneous insurance products. Its medical insurance division covers medical and surgical expenses; the Ordinary & Group Life division covers life assurance and superannuation business and business incidentals. Jubilee Holdings Limited issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement needs. The company has subsidiaries in Burundi, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Investors! Why FTSE 100 companies may increase dividends

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. 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Most bonds and savings accounts offer little or no income to their holders, so it is no wonder that a great number of investors are increasingly turning to shares instead. When the average income-seeking investor screens for robust shares to buy and hold, they may look to a company’s annual dividend increase as a reliable indicator.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…A dividend growth investing strategy calls for a portfolio of shares in high-quality companies that increase their dividends at least as much as the rate of inflation each year.Today, I will discuss two main reasons why a FTSE 100 company may decide to increase dividends.Improving business and profitsDividends, which are usually paid from after-tax profits, are distributed at the discretion of a company’s management. If it has been an especially strong year in terms of revenue, a company’s board of directors may decide to share part of the profits with shareholders.Business growth may also help boost a company’s cash flow. As cash flows exceed the company’s expenditures, cash continues to accumulate on the balance sheet.Then the company may decide to increase dividend payments or pay a one-time special dividend. For example, in 2019, mining giant BHP wheeled out extra dividends. When management hikes dividends, it is in effect signalling that the business is performing well and that it expects to have the cash flow to pay for the higher dividend.Help support share priceThe two main ways in which a company returns profits to its shareholders are through cash dividends and share buybacks.In general, investors tend to pay more for the stock of companies that regularly increase their dividends or buy their shares back. There are a number of established companies that do both, such as the oil major Royal Dutch Shell.Many FTSE 100 companies have chosen to protect their payout in volatile and tough times in the markets, as they realise how important it may be to provide investors with welcome financial relief through reliable dividends when share prices go down.Over time, established companies that also regularly increase their dividends often prove less volatile than smaller growth stocks. Therefore, risk-averse individuals approaching retirement years tend to regard them as being more suitable for their portfolios.FTSE 100 companiesIn 2020, the FTSE 100 is projected to return a dividend yield of 4.5% or so. This robust dividend yield will likely help support the index through potential market choppiness.Companies operating in the financials (including banks and insurers), consumer staples (including drinks and tobacco companies), and oil and gas sectors tend to be stable dividend-payers that increase their dividends regularly.Several examples include the wealth manager St. James’s Place, financial services group Prudential, and alcoholic beverages giant Diageo.Outside the FTSE 100Our readers may be interested to know that there are also investment trusts that regularly increase dividends, such as the Brunner Investment Trust or the Alliance Trust.Within the FTSE 250, Caledonia Investments has been a dividend champion for decades. In 2019, motor insurer Sabre Insurance paid out a special dividend.At The Motley Fool, my colleagues regularly cover shares that are set to keep growing dividends and also deliver growth. For the average investor it is important to do due diligence to see if these shares would be suitable for their portfolios.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Investors! Why FTSE 100 companies may increase dividends I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhDlast_img read more

Borthwick will lead Saracens in semi-final clash

first_imgTAGS: GloucesterSaracens Saracens are in Aviva Premiership semi-final action against Gloucester at Vicarage Road on Sunday, kick off 2.30pm, and welcome back England internationals Steve Borthwick and Richard Wigglesworth to the starting line-up.Both were on the bench in last weekend’s victory against Harlequins, but they return for the visit of Gloucester. Another international returning to the starting XV is Scottish back row Kelly Brown after being rested last week.That means Andy Saull moves to the bench along with scrum half Neil de Kock while Hugh Vyvyan, who injured his ankle against Gloucester in the Premiership clash last month, returns to fitness.“The excitement surrounding this game has been clearly evident around the training ground this week,” explained Director of Rugby Mark McCall. “It’s a match in which everyone wants to be involved and all have played their part in a fantastic week of preparation – from those behind the scenes to those who were not selected and of course, the 23 who will take the field.“Gloucester are a very good side but the result of the game at Vicarage Road last month is irrelevant. We know that we will be facing a very different opponent, but it’s a challenge we are looking forward to and we can’t wait to get out on the pitch.”Saracens line-up vs Gloucester15 Alex Goode14 David Strettle13 Chris Wyles12 Brad Barritt11 James Short10 Owen Farrell9 Richard Wigglesworth1 Matt Stevens2 Schalk Brits LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 3 Carlos Nieto4 Steve Borthwick ©5 Mouritz Botha6 Kelly Brown7 Jacques Burger8 Ernst Joubert16 Jamie George17 Rhys Gill18 Petrus du Plessis19 Hugh Vyvyan20 Andy Saull21 Neil de Kock 22 Nils Mordt23 Noah Catolast_img read more

Del fondo de las aguas: La Costa del Golfo y…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 8, 2015 Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Katrina+10 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Del fondo de las aguas: La Costa del Golfo y la Iglesia Episcopal recuerdan al Katrina Pérdida trágica, traición enorme y nuevas alianzas dejó a su paso la tormenta 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC 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 San Marcos, Gulfport, seis días después del huracán Katrina[Episcopal News Service – Costa del Golfo] Era domingo; sólo seis días después de que el huracán Katrina hubiera dejado una senda de muerte y destrucción a través de la costa del golfo de Luisiana y Misisipí. Era la hora de la Iglesia.No importa que Katrina hubiese barrido el edificio conocido como iglesia episcopal de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Episcopal Church] en Gulfport de su terreno junto al mar. El Rdo. James Roberts (“Bo”) no había dejado de celebrar un solo oficio dominical desde que se convirtiera en rector, en abril de 1969, de la iglesia que entonces tenía 123 años, antes de que el huracán Camille arrancará el edificio de sus cimientos en agosto de ese año.Y así, el 3 de septiembre, domingo del fin de semana del Día del Trabajo, el cartel en una tabla de resina sintética en la Avenida Church llena de escombros —justo al norte del East Beach Boulevard cubierto de arena— decía “¡Aquí! Misa a las 9:30. Traiga una silla”.Roberts, nativo de la Costa del Golfo, pasó el Camille en su casa, aunque casi se muere. Él también se quedó para el Katrina.“La razón por la que me quedo es porque no puedo regresar después de las tormentas”, dijo a los reporteros ese domingo después del Katrina. “Quería estar donde pudiera atender a mi gente y estar a disposición de ellos. Si alguno de ellos fuera a morir, quería estar aquí para esa circunstancia también”.El huracán Katrina tocó tierra a lo largo de la costa del Golfo dos veces el 29 de agosto, una vez cerca de Buras, Luisiana, inmediatamente después de las 8 A.M., hora local, con vientos de una intensidad máxima de 200 kph., y luego cerca de la frontera entre Luisiana y Misisipí unas tres horas más tarde, con vientos ligeramente atenuados. La tormenta provocó un oleaje de 7 a 8,5 metros a lo largo de la costa de Misisipí y de 3 a 6 metros a lo largo de la costa sudoriental de Luisiana. En Misisipí los daños ocasionados por la marejada se extendieron al menos 8 kilómetros y hasta 16 kilómetros a lo largo de los ríos y las bahías costeros.En Gulfport, Misisipí, y a todo lo largo de la Costa del Golfo, el huracán Katrina empujó una pared de agua de 7 a 8 metros al menos 8 kilómetros tierra adentro. Foto de la Agencia Federal para el Control de Emergencias.El Rdo. Christopher Colby —que era el rector de la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Church] en Pass Christian, Misisipí, cuando Katrina arrasó casi toda la estructura del inmueble de la iglesia y destruyó otros cuatro edificios— recuerda al decir misa, a las 8:00 A. M. del 29 de agosto, “haberme preguntado qué quedaría en pie y sentir un miedo increíble”. Él y algunos feligreses trataron de sacar del reciento tantas cosas como fueron posible antes de evacuar.“Estábamos contemplando el final”, dijo el Rdo. Rev. Wayne Ray, que era entonces el rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s Episcopal Church] en Ocean Springs, MisisipíLa iglesia gótica de madera “resistió toda la furia de Katrina”, pero su casa resultó destruida por [la acción conjunta de] 45 centímetros de agua y la caída de tres gigantescos robles.Casi tan perjudicial como el daño físico fue el “enorme sensación de traición” que sintieron muchos residentes de la Costa del Golfo respecto al mar que casi formaba parte de la familia y del cual muchos se ganaban la vida, según dice el Rdo. Rev. Dennis Ryan, antiguo rector of la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [en ] Pascagoula, Misisipí, que resultó seriamente afectada, aunque no destruida, por la tormenta. “De repente, esta hermana que nos había alimentado, se volvió contra nosotros y nos mató, literalmente nos mató”, dijo él.Aun hoy, muchas personas creen “que no puede confiarse 100 por ciento en la extensión de agua, y que cuando haya indicios de salir, es mejor irse”, afirmó.Duncan Gray III, que era entonces obispo de Misisipí, y Charles Jenkins, su homólogo en ese momento en Luisiana, hablaron por teléfono poco después de la tormenta. “Sólo tenía alguna vaga información, pero pensé que perderíamos varias iglesias —no sabía cuántas”, recordaba Gray recientemente. “Y uno dijo ‘bueno, creo que hemos evadido los daños”.Más de 50 roturas en los diques que prevenían que el agua entrara en Nueva Orleáns fueron responsables del 80 por ciento de las inundaciones del área metropolitana el 29 de agosto de 2005. Foto de Jocelyn Augustino/Agencia Federal de Control de Emergencias.“Exacto”, dijo Jenkins. “Entonces, por supuesto, los diques se rompieron. Y la ciudad se inundó.“Y en ese momento sentí como si mi ministerio se lo hubiera llevado el agua.Hubo casi 50 roturas en los diques que protegían el área metropolitana de Nueva Orleáns del agua que la rodeaba. Para el 31 de agosto, casi el 80 por ciento de la ciudad y sus suburbios orientales estaban cubiertos hasta por 6 metros de agua que no vino a drenarse hasta octubre.El mundo presenció las imágenes televisadas de la horrible desesperación del 10 al 20 por ciento de los residentes de la ciudad que no pudieron o no quisieron evacuar, al tiempo que la respuesta gubernamental a la tormenta falló a niveles desastrosos. La tormenta expuso de otra manera las divisiones raciales de la ciudad. Dos años después de la tormenta, la revista TIME informaba que aún seguían pendientes las denuncias de discriminación racial que se multiplicaron durante la chapucera respuesta al Katrina.Millares de personas sentadas en los techos de Nueva Orleáns el 30 de agosto de 2005, pidiendo que los rescataran después que las roturas de los diques inundaran la ciudad hasta con 6 metros de agua. Foto de Jocelyn Augustino/Agencia Federal de Control de Emergencias.Según el Centro Nacional de Huracanes, Katrina fue uno de los huracanes más devastadores de la historia de EE.UU., y el que causara la mayor mortandad en el país desde el huracán de Palm Beach y el lago Okeechobee de septiembre de1928. Katrina fue directamente responsable de aproximadamente 1.300 muertes en Luisiana (la mayoría personas mayores de sesenta años) y de 200 en Misisipí, según un informe del Centro. Fue el cuarto o quinto huracán en número de víctimas fatales en la historia de EE.UU., después del que azotó a Galveston, Texas, en 1900 y le causó la muerte a unas 8.000 personas y el de Pal Beach-lago Okeechobee que dejó más de 2.500 muertos. La Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica dice que dos huracanes en 1893 causaron casi el mismo número de muertes que el Katrina.La Iglesia Episcopal entró en acción cuando la tormenta comenzaba a azotar el norte en el interior de Estados Unidos. La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo envió inmediatamente fondos de emergencia a las diócesis de Costa del Golfo Central, Luisiana, Misisipí y Luisiana Occidental para ayudar a las necesidades perentorias tales como alimentos, albergue y suministros médicos.Si bien se calcula que más de 1 millón de personas salieron de Nueva Orleáns en los días que precedieron a la llegada del huracán Katrina, entre 100.000 y 200.000 personas no pudieron o no quisieron salir. Estas se vieron abandonadas cuando fallaron los socorros. Foto de Win Henderson/ Agencia Federal de Control de Emergencias.Robert Radtke, presidente de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, había comenzado a trabajar para la organización el mes antes y no era entonces, por confesión propia, un experto en la respuesta a desastres. Él y el personal [de la agencia] monitorearon el avance de la tormenta, poniéndose al habla anticipadamente con las diócesis que podrían resultar afectadas. “Katrina estuvo más allá de lo que cualquiera podría imaginar”, dijo él recientemente.El obispo Jenkins, de Luisiana, llamó a Radtke, pidiéndole que fuera a reunirse con él en Baton Rouge, al norte de Nueva Orleáns, donde el personal diocesano estaba intentando reagruparse.“Esto no tenía precedentes. La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo no es de las que realiza operaciones sobre el terreno”, dijo Radtke. “No lo éramos entonces y en verdad no lo somos hoy en muchos sentidos, pero me dejé llevar por mis instintos, que me decían que debía ir y estar con él”.En los días que siguieron, la organización ayudó a que la diócesis a crear una respuesta. “Las relaciones que establecimos se mantienen hasta la fecha”, apuntó.Diócesis, congregaciones, episcopales individuales y anglicanos de todas partes de la Comunión Anglicana empezaron a preguntar que podían hacer para ayudar. Algunas de esas relaciones que se crearon a través de la Iglesia, relaciones que superando fronteras geográficas y teológicas, existen hasta el día de hoy, 10 años más tarde.Jenkins definió este flujo [de solidaridad] como “increíble”, acentuado aún más por el hecho de que el azote del Katrina llegaba dos años después de que la Comunión resultara sacudida por la decisión de la Convención General de reconocer que las bendiciones a parejas del mismo sexo eran parte de la vida de la Iglesia y de su asentimiento oficial a la elección episcopal de la Diócesis de Nuevo Hampshire de Gene Robinson, un sacerdote abiertamente homosexual que vivía con su pareja.Jenkins calificó de “increíble” esta muestra de ayuda solidaria, y añadió que los donantes no preguntaban si los beneficiarios de sus donaciones era política, teológica o litúrgicamente liberales o conservadores.“No quiero que nos olvidemos del flujo generoso no sólo de la Iglesia Episcopal y de las decenas de miles de voluntarios que vinieron aquí”, dijo él. “Somos una familia. Somos una familia que a veces discrepa, y discrepa de manera vehemente, pero, cuando llega la hora, seguimos siendo una familia”.Gray se mostró de acuerdo, añadiendo que en 2006, cada una de las seis congregaciones de Misisipí que habían perdido sus edificios recaudaron el porcentaje de su contribución a la diócesis, “porque habían experimentado lo que significaba ser una sola Iglesia, relacionada de la manera que Charles mencionaba.“Cuando estamos quebrantados hay un acceso a la gracia que no conocemos cuando estamos fuertes, y de repente la gracia comienza a inundar todas las partes de nuestras vidas y mi parte crítica resulta tan quebrantada como la Iglesia”, apuntó.Según la furia de Katrina empezó a ceder, Episcopal News Service comenzó su cobertura de la respuesta de la Iglesia. Matthew Davies, reportero de ENS, estaba en la iglesia de San Marcos, en Gulfport, el primer domingo después de la tormenta. El vídeo que aparece arriba proviene del metraje que él grabó esa mañana.Hoy y por la próxima semana, ENS estará rememorando al Katrina y rastreando cómo la respuesta de la Iglesia a la tormenta ha evolucionado a lo largo de los últimos diez años, y cómo ese ministerio ha ayudado a transformar a las comunidades a las que sirve la Iglesia.– La Rda Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Episcopal seminaries embrace role as testing grounds for the Way…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Way of Love Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By David PaulsenPosted Feb 14, 2019 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Students are leading the way, too. A VTS student worship team kicked off Friday morning services this month centered on the Way of Love practices. A working group at the seminary is developing a faculty rule of life based on the Way of Love. It has been shared with the campus community by e-newsletter, and Kimball encourages students who find examples in the congregations where they worship to bring those ideas back to campus and share them.“I feel committed to the ambitious goal that everyone that graduates from VTS will be familiar with the Way of Love as the perfect process it is for discipleship,” Kimball told ENS, “and therefore will know where the resources are and will have a powerful model for inviting people to practice the way of love … in ministry.”Worshippers were given Way of Love wallet cards at the July 5 opening Eucharist of the 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas, as seen in this photo taken from an Episcopal Church video of the service.The seven practices should be familiar to most Christians, but by pulling them together in a rule of life, the presiding bishop’s team sought to give Episcopalians a clearer idea for how to live out their faith as part of what Curry often calls “the Jesus Movement.”TURN: Pause, listen and choose to follow Jesus.LEARN: Reflect on Scripture each day, especially on Jesus’ life and teachings.PRAY: Dwell intentionally with God each day.WORSHIP: Gather in community weekly to thank, praise and dwell with God.BLESS: Share faith and unselfishly give and serve.GO: Cross boundaries, listen deeply and live like Jesus.REST: Receive the gift of God’s grace, peace and restoration.That’s the starting point. Episcopal institutions, from Forward Movement to Forma, are building from there, treating the Way of Love like a piece of open-source computer software for the soul. The Episcopal Church is promoting its own resources tied to the liturgical year, with materials now available for Lent.“The approach that we’ve tried to make is to offer a framework, offer a very generous shape for a rule of life, and then step back and let the people and the spirit take it where they need to go,” Spellers said. “I’m very excited to see what will seminaries do with this.”Most recently, Episcopal seminaries and schools of theology have been applying the Way of Love to their Lenten preparations.The Rev. Caroline Carson, a deacon and third-year seminarian at Sewanee: University of the South in Tennessee, has produced Lenten reflections each year while at the seminary, and this year she is incorporating the seven Way of Love practices.“Sometimes, it may be a call to fast for that afternoon in reflection of an area of the Anglican Communion in strife,” Carson said in an emailed statement. “Sometimes, it may be an invitation to worship in a different setting. Often it will be a question asking how will you be a visible sign of God’s love to someone today?”Carson also is developing a Way of Love community bulletin board to collect students’ ideas, and she plans to create a Way of Love station in campus commons room, where students can come for baked goods and take slips of paper that combine lines of Scripture with calls to reflect, pray and learn.At the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, “we really don’t implement that within our curriculum officially,” spokesman Eric Scott said, but the seminary maintains close relationships with local parishes, where talk of the Way of Love has “exploded.”“It kind of informally works its way into classrooms,” Scott said. “We really empower our students to build those things organically on their own.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches Feb. 11 at General Theological Seminary’s Chapel of the Good Shepard in New York. Photo: General Theological SeminaryGeneral Theological Seminary in New York also is in the early stages of considering how to incorporate the Way of Love into its program. It received plenty of inspiration Feb. 11 when Curry preached in the seminary’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd.“This Jesus of Nazareth has shown us the way,” Curry said. “This Jesus of Nazareth, his way of love is the way of life. It is the way that will set us all free.”Episcopal Divinity School, or EDS, welcomed its first cohort of 10 seminarians in the fall after reaching an affiliation agreement with Union Theological Seminary. Miguel Escobar, director of Anglican Studies at EDS at Union, said he and the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of EDS at Union, were inspired by Curry’s sermon at General Convention when he first spoke of the Way of Love.EDS “has a long history of seeing the Gospel as very focused on justice issues,” Escobar said in an interview with ENS, citing racial justice, poverty alleviation and environmental conservation. The Way of Love, from that perspective, is also the way of justice, he said, and with each of the seven practices, “there’s actually a public justice aspect of it.”“Go,” in particular, speaks to the Christian call to work toward a better community for all members, Escobar said. The “Turn” toward Jesus also entails a turn away from hatred and fear. And in “Prayer,” Episcopalians are urged to pray for the least among us, but also to pray with the least among us in the community, he said.Although EDS at Union has not yet created any new educational or formation offerings for its students based specifically on the Way of Love, Escobar said the presiding bishop’s rule of life is informing conversations in EDS classrooms and beyond.Jed Dearing, a second-year seminarian at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, or CDSP, is helping a nearby Episcopal parish, St. John’s in Ross, connect its parishioners to the Way of Love. He told ENS in an interview that he sees the framework of taking rule of life practices that may be most familiar to people sharing their faith in small groups and bringing those practices to full congregations and the broader church.“In a liturgical church like ours, based on the lectionary, unless you’re in a special season, like Lent or Advent, broader themes can get lost,” he said. “To have a way to integrate those [themes] in a clear way that can be received by folks in the business of their lives has been a helpful piece.”That framework has been on the minds of Dearing and his fellow CDSP seminarians at least since September, when Spellers spoke on campus about the Way of Love and related resources being developed. St. John’s, too, has been active since September in encouraging parishioners to take up the seven practices. This month, the congregation is focusing on “Bless,” with a discussion group on Feb. 10 and a “mini-retreat” planned for March 2.At a parish retreat in September, Dearing led a session about developing a rule of life and another session about contemplative prayer as seen through the lens of the Way of Love.“It’s given the parish almost like permission to do some new and some playful things,” Dearing said, and as a seminarian, the experience has offered him lessons in how to integrate Christian formation into parish life.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA [Episcopal News Service] At Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, it is being used to frame small group discussions about cultural issues and Friday morning worship. Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary in New York has used it to deepen the seminary’s commitment to justice issues. And at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California, it is shaping seminarians’ field work in local parishes.This is the Way of Love in action, with an emphasis on Christian formation.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry unveiled the Way of Love’s seven practices in a sermon during the opening Eucharist of the 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas, in July. He and his team of advisers looked to monastic traditions for their model in developing the Way of Love’s framework for a rule of life based in seven practices: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go and rest.The Rev. Stephanie Spellers is canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and creation. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe church encouraged Episcopal seminaries to incorporate this framework into their programs of theological education in ways appropriate to their individual contexts. Such institutions were an ideal venue for experimentation because of their “quasi-monastic” atmosphere and their influence on the future of the church, said the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care.“Change in the experience of theological education yields a changed church,” Spellers told Episcopal News Service. “If we can help to make seminary a time of deep engagement with spiritual practice and … help people to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus during those years, pretty soon you’ve got a very different church.”Virginia Theological Seminary, or VTS, is one example of an institution that has taken the Way of Love and run with it.Lisa Kimball, the school’s associate dean for lifelong learning and a member of the team that helped Curry develop the Way of Love, said she is supervising a student developing a Way of Love parish retreat for Lent as part of an independent study. Kimball also has presented the Way of Love to the Christian formation courses she teaches, while highlighting the growing churchwide trove of resources based on the framework. 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33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg Fraser

first_imgArchDaily CopySave this picture!© Peter ClarkeText description provided by the architects. Elenberg Fraser’s new residential project, perfectly positioned at the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, creates a vertical village that follows a story of ascendance and transcendance, inspired by the ancient myths of the angel Metatron (or Enoch, or Elijah) and Pandora’s Box. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThis project’s massing is crucial to its design. Broken into a series of six white, concrete towers of varying heights, and bound by a central lift core, 33M’s profile mirrors Melbourne’s skyline, creating a city within a city – a juxtaposed silhouette of its geographic context. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe buildings are clad in Metatron’s feathers, at the lower levels the loose feathers wrap around all four sides of the podium, forming a sunshade around the bronze glass. The upper levels of the tower are abutted with white concrete panels that also feature feather-likeforms, giving them nap and grain. Balconies are recessed into the tower blocks so that the eye reads the full form. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe feathers cue you to look skyward – 33M’s vertical villages culminate in a variety of shared social spaces at the top of each tower, giving residents the convenience of apartment living with an unexpected luxury of space. There are four rooftop garden areas, designed in collaboration with Oculus, which have garden walls, sun lounges and a pool.  your schedule, you can make the most of the precious daylight hours as different gardens receive maximum sunlight at different periods throughout the day – morning, mid and late afternoon. Other rooftop areas include a spinning room, where you can ride off into the distance, leaving the worries of the day behind you, as well as an opulent private dining room with fabulous views. This area is perfect for entertaining large groups, it comes complete with an articulated boardwalk and sunbaking area where you can soak up the gentle rays of early evening. Activating the rooftops as habitable spaces completes the social organisation of 33M’s vertical villages. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeAs you enter the lobby you open Pandora’s box and ascendance shifts to transcendance, as infinite mirrors create the sensation of a body suspended in space. The overall impression is of a box cracked open, bronze and patterned light forming a path through the black depths. The apartments themselves are white and bronze light. Adaptable, their sliding doors enable the space to be reconfigured, residents can choose whether to integrate the front room into living environments. Save this picture!© Peter Clarke33M gives you the bird’s-eye perspective and convenience of the inner-city high-rise lifestyle, with the amenity of a house or large complex. The sky really is the limit here!Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel ArkitekterSelected ProjectsGreen Screen House / Hideo Kumaki Architect OfficeSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Melbourne VIC, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeElenberg FraserOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMelbourneHousingAustraliaPublished on August 30, 2013Cite: “33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg Fraser” 30 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Elenberg Fraser Photographscenter_img 33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg FraserSave this projectSave33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg FraserSave this picture!© Peter ClarkeApartments•Melbourne, Australia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg Fraser Apartments photographs:  Peter ClarkePhotographs:  Peter Clarke + 34 Sharelast_img read more

Oxfam warns of hoax faxes for Tsunami earthquake appeal

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Oxfam is warning supporters not to fall for a fax that appears to solicit funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).Oxfam has published a hoax fax alert on its Web site. “The DEC does not use faxes in its fundraising”, it points out. “If you receive any fax claiming to be from the DEC do not respond as it is a hoax.”In New Zealand another bogus email appeal has been uncovered, emanating from an organisation calling itself “The Solid Foundation Humanitary Organisation, Asia”. No record can be found of such an organisation, and its use of a free Yahoo! email address makes it look even more suspicious. Anti-spam campaigner Steve Streater found that the emails originated in Nigeria. Advertisement  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Oxfam warns of hoax faxes for Tsunami earthquake appeal Howard Lake | 6 January 2005 | Newslast_img read more

14 fundraising research reports and tools for April 2016

first_img7. Explore examples of direct mail via the Royal MailThe Royal Mail’s Infobank is a free resource that helps you discover and understand your own customers (and donors) better.Based at Royal Mail Media Centre in Holborn in London, it is a resource centre for advertisers, media buyers and agencies fortheir direct mail needs.You can use it to target your next campaign, compare your competitors’ marketing activities, and review other organisations’ marketing campaigns and messages.You need to book an induction visit first. After that you can visit Infobank at any time between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.  209 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis37 Digital in 2016 from We Are Social Singapore 13. Trends in philanthropic support for UK higher educationGiving to Excellence: Generating Philanthropic Support for UK Higher Education (the 2016 Ross-CASE Report) was published on 26 April 2016.The report details rises total increases across the sector in new funds secured, numbers of donors, numbers of alumni donors, and the numbers of universities securing at least £10m in new funds.113 UK institutions took part in the 2014-15 survey.You can download the 2016 Ross-CASE Report in PDF. Here is our latest roundup of fundraising statistics, research and research tools for fundraisers.1. Top 100 UK charities 2016 [Tweet “Explore 14 fundraising research reports and tools on @ukfundraising: “] 3. Up to date social media channel usersWho in the UK is on Facebook? How many Twitter users are there in the UK? How many of them access these channels on mobile devices?Let’s start with some global statistics reported in March 2016 with Social Media Cheat Sheet for Users and Brands from Larry Alton on Digital Information World.For UK specific statistics you’ll need to explore the country profiles section within’s January 2016 report ‘Digital in 2016‘. You can find them starting on page 481 in the Slideshare summary below: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis37 14. Online fundraising in ChinaThe China Association of Fundraising Professionals has produced its first report on digital fundraising in China. The 40-page document, Online Fundraising in China A Research Report on Third Party Platforms in 2014, which cites UK Fundraising in its references, looks at:third party fundraising platforms (giving sites, crowdfunding sites, charity shops)who gives online (age, gender, location), to which charities, and in response to which kind of messagecase studies (mobile, crowdfunding, P2P, monthly giving)The report traces the origins of online fundraising in China to 2005, which was when “2 Non-profit Organizations found their ways to Taobao E-shops that drew the curtain of China’s performance of third party online fundraising platforms”. Currently the sector is dominated by Sina Gongy platform, but the sector has seen other entrants and is growing. 2. YouGov profilesMedia interests of Oxfam supporters, according to YouGov Profiles LITE.What kind of people support your charity, and who supports charities like yours? Do your charity’s supporters resemble the consumers of a particular company or retailer?You can explore these questions via YouGov Profiles LITE, a free version (upon registration) of the research company’s segmentation and profiling tool for brands and agencies.If you pay for the full version then you get access to “over 120,000 different data points on a group of over 250,000 YouGov Panel members”.In the words of YouGov, “this app lets you search for a thing and find out about the customer- or fan- base of that thing”. 4. The power of saying thank youThe Behavioural Insights Team has reported on three studies into the impact of saying ‘thank you’.A study of teacher motivation in Somerset found that a simple thank you email achieved the highest click-through. Teachers were emailed details of a professional resource to access together with four variants of a thank you, which achieved the following click-throughs:thanked (3.8%);thanked with a request to write a reflection on their teaching experience to pass onto new teachers (0.8%);thanked with a message a former student telling teachers about the amazing impact they can have (1.7%);thanked with a message from a newly qualified teacher sharing her excitement at joining the profession (2.8%).On this occasion, the simple thank you was the most effective. 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 Researching massive growth in giving. 9. Donors like it short and sweet, or so they sayIn Brevity is Best with Donors DonorRelationsGuru reports on a study by Abila that finds that donors want charities to stop overwhelming them with long text communications.The study looked at the length of communications and videos, and asked donors when they were likely to stop reading a fundraising or other communication from a charity. The results were measured in paragraphs rather than pages! For exampleby paragraph two donors 58% of donors said they would still be readingbut by paragraph three this was down to 44%.For videos, the equivalent figures were:by minute two 56% of donors said they would still be viewingbut by minute three that was down to 46%Of course, direct mail fundraising has often demonstrated that multi-page letters outperform shorter ones. We are reminded of this in the comments and discussion below the blog post, not least by Pareto Fundraising’s Sean Triner, who also points out that donors don’t always do what they tell researchers they will. 8. TV ad break opportunity for UK multiscreen usersIndividuals are not just using another mobile device screen while watching TV, they are increasingly turning to their mobile device during TV ad breaks.Doesn’t anyone else make a cup of tea during the ad breaks?!According to eMarketer, accessing a connected device is the most popular activity during an ad break for those surveyed. At 35% it is far ahead of “talking to someone in the room” at 15%. And the traditional “go and make a cup of tea” doesn’t even make it onto the list.Perhaps that makes the TV ad breaks a good time to send your charity’s tweets? Howard Lake | 30 April 2016 | News  208 total views,  1 views today 6. Digital marketers want consumer data, but consumers don’t want to give theirsHow can fundraisers and marketers get better at using individuals’ personal data and sending only more and more personalised data? It looks like this could be quite a challenge because many people don’t want to give away any data, even in exchange for better services.In a January 2016 survey mobile marketing company Tune found that 55% of smartphone owners in the UK and the US believed that advertisers should not be allowed to collect any data about them at all. A further 26% thought only very limited amounts should be collected. 10. Why people give money to charityMichael Sanders and Francesca Tammer from The Behavioural Insights Team have both published a summary of research that can help fundraisers make their messaging more effective.In The science behind why people give money to charity in The Guardian they cover:how professional will-writers can boost the chances of a charitable legacy simply by suggesting a gift to the individualhow donors are more likely to respond with a donation if they are being asked to support an identifiable individual rather than a larger groupwhy advertising a charity’s proven effectiveness does not boost givinghow the level of an individual’s giving to a university telephone fundraising appeal can be increased if the caller is a former roommatehow framing donation amounts can increase or reduce subsequent donations – donors on JustGiving are influenced by the amounts given by donors before them on donation pagesmatch funding from a known and respected donor can boost giving compared to an anonymous donor, in the case of an overseas aid charity and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationhow the chances of giving can be boosted if one sees other people giving, according to a Harvard University study. In other words, giving can be contagious!how spending money on other people can make us happier than if we were to spend it on ourselveshow giving to others can have a positive impact on our health 11. Measuring long-form contentBy contrast with the study above on donors’ apparent preference for brevity, James Higgott at The King’s Fund explains how he has measured how audiences interact with long-form content online.In Long-form metrics: what to measure and how to measure it on WonkComms he sets out the key questions one should ask and then explains how or how far one can answer them.For example, how far down the page do they read? Do they prefer HTML to PDF for long documents? Do they interact with images, videos or galleries? Which elements of content did they share? Does their behaviour change depending on which kind of device they are using? 12. Shouting loud on social media doesn’t always indicate a donorIn a revival of the ‘slacktivism’ issue, research at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School has found that charities’ campaigns on social media can draw the attention of social media users but not always their commitment to donate money.The paper Viral Altruism? Charitable Giving and Social Contagion in Online Networks was published in Sociological Science, [Tweet “What kind of people support your charity? Explore on YouGo Profiles LITE: “] 5. The power of saying thank you in personThe Behavioural Insights Team also reported on a 2006 study by Adam Grant and his team at the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan (Impact and the art of motivation maintenance: The effects of contact with beneficiaries on persistence behavior) which found that “university call centre fundraisers raised 171% more money when they briefly interacted with a scholarship student”.This increase was attributed to the fact that callers received a chance to see the impact of their efforts, and that the scholarship recipient received the chance to say thank you face to face. The list is produced by Civil Society News in partnership with Charity Finance magazine. “It ranks the UK’s biggest charities by their average total income over the last three years. It excludes charities which are government-controlled”.The three-year average helps remove the occasional income anomalies caused by large or a number of legacies, capital campaigns, major grants or corporate partnerships.The top seven charities remain unchanged in their position from last year.Significantly, the minimum total average income for this year was £57 million, an increase of 10% on last year’s minimum. In addition, last year’s minimum income rise was just 3%, suggesting that the largest charities have together raised substantially more than they did in the previous year. Tagged with: direct mail higher education Research / statistics Royal Mail thank you 14 fundraising research reports and tools for April 2016last_img read more

Black Lives Matter activists arrested for ‘singing while Black’

first_imgMilwaukee police on Nov. 19 viciously attacked and arrested six members and supporters of the Coalition for Justice who were singing songs at Red Arrow Park in tribute to Dontre Hamilton. The park is where Hamilton was shot 14 times and killed instantly by Milwaukee cop Christopher Manney on April 30, 2014.Dontre HamiltonWhen attacked, the COJ members were holding a memorial vigil for Hamilton during Milwaukee County’s annual tree-lighting ceremony and caroling. A vigil was then held outside the Milwaukee County Jail all night by COJ, All People’s Church members and community supporters. Other supporters worked to inform the public about the attacks and arrests through social media and also gathered bail funds.The six were taken to various police districts and held for over 12 hours before being charged with disorderly conduct and released. Milwaukee police towed the cars of some of those arrested and their supporters.One of the arrested was Nate Hamilton, Dontre’s brother. He says while white and Black kids were in the park caroling, “They need to know that we live in a society that will allow the police to murder them and get off free of charge. This city will try to demonize all we do in their efforts to stop the movement toward equality. I care more for our children than you ever would know. I can’t bring Dontre back, but I’d be damned if they keep killing us without any accountability. …“This will not be the end of our fight; we will not quit nor back down. … We will fight this unlawful display of hate aimed at only Blacks during this display of civil disobedience. The fight is for our children’s future. It’s for justice.”Last December Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said he wouldn’t bring charges against Officer Manney. On Nov. 10, the U.S. federal Civil Rights Division told the Hamilton family that no federal charges would be brought against Manney either. The killer cop is now receiving disability benefits tax free.Since his brother was killed, Nate Hamilton and his family have helped to lead some of the largest protests in Wisconsin history to fight police terror. They have been active nationally as well, protesting in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. Maria Hamilton, Dontre’s mother, has been instrumental in building the organization Mothers for Justice United, which builds support for mothers of those killed by police. ( Coalition for Justice is also a supporter of low-wage and union workers. Nate Hamilton spoke at the thousands-strong Nov. 10 Fight for $15 rally at Milwaukee City Hall and later protested the Republican Party debate in Milwaukee. He has also participated in numerous worker actions, including joining the picket lines and marches of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 during their three-day strike last July. ATU 998 won a better contract this fall due to its members’ militancy and decisive community support from organizations such as COJ.One of those arrested was Jennifer Epps-Addison, executive director of Wisconsin Jobs Now and a leader in the Fight for $15 movement. She said, “Do not believe a word that comes out of [Police] Chief ­Flynn’s mouth. There were no warnings given, there was no opportunity for us to ‘comply,’ and the protesters were not arrested indiscriminately. White folks participating in the protest outnumbered Black folks at least 4 to 1, and yet ONLY Black folks were arrested. They targeted specific people. This is racism; this is selective application of the Constitution; this is why we must continue to stand and fight.”Hours before her arrest, Epps-Addison and a large group of low-wage workers met with U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at Coffee Makes You Black, a nationally known cultural institution and gathering spot for those of African descent.For more information and how to support COJ: visit and #justicefordontre.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more