Social unit – Sanshin Zen Community http://sanshinzencommunity.org/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 19:32:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Social unit – Sanshin Zen Community http://sanshinzencommunity.org/ 32 32 Professional deacon finds God in dementia service https://sanshinzencommunity.org/professional-deacon-finds-god-in-dementia-service/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 19:32:44 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/professional-deacon-finds-god-in-dementia-service/ Hawkes says the path to the diaconate was a slow burn. PHOTO/MARY ARGUE MARIE ARGUERmary.argue@age.co.nz It’s a pleasant walk to see Annabel Hawkes. The road dips and meanders through Rangitumau, so narrow in places it’s a single lane, then, when you think you’re almost to the end, a zigzag sand-colored driveway signals you’ve arrived. It’s […]]]>

Hawkes says the path to the diaconate was a slow burn. PHOTO/MARY ARGUE

MARIE ARGUER
mary.argue@age.co.nz

It’s a pleasant walk to see Annabel Hawkes.

The road dips and meanders through Rangitumau, so narrow in places it’s a single lane, then, when you think you’re almost to the end, a zigzag sand-colored driveway signals you’ve arrived.

It’s a serene place, completely off the grid, and beyond the door is the new Anglican Vocations Deacon of Wairarapa.

The land, which is home to Hawkes and her husband, is also home to five cats, three dogs and two donkeys.

“We lived for six months in this little house,” Hawkes says, waving towards one of the two small dwellings on the property.

Too long, apparently, especially in winter.

They moved into a comfortable prefabricated house set back from the hill.

A dozen solar panels flash in the sun under the veranda, which overlooks the Tararua Range.

Hawkes starts the coffee and recounts his ordination as a vocational deacon in the Anglican Church.

She was not looking forward to the ceremony, which took place on Ascension Sunday at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington.

But she was pleasantly surprised.

“I was very anxious about it. But I had a blast.

“It was like a traditional church service – almost like a baptism.”

A vocational deacon is an interesting role within the Anglican Church, described as “a special type of order” for its community orientation.

“It’s all about community and going out and getting around. You talk to people and energize them in their spiritual life,” a church spokesperson said.

Originally from England, social worker Hawkes moved to New Zealand 24 years ago.

She says her husband Richard – an atheist – and her two adult children have been incredibly supportive of her growing involvement in the church.

Annabel Hawkes, the new vocation deacon of Wairarapa, during her ordination. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

“But I am not holy.

“I have never had the experience of Damascus Road. It was more of a slow burn.

Hawkes traces the early stages of his mother’s visit to a dementia unit in Wairarapa.

“That’s what motivated me. She had her faith all the way.

“She could still say the Lord’s Prayer. It was the last thing that escaped him.

Even after her mother’s death, Hawkes continued to visit residents of Wairarapa’s dementia units.

And for three years, even during covid, she visited Lyndale Manor, becoming “part of the fabric”.

“My job is to be with people. Sometimes I take communion, or we color, listen to music.

She said she spends much of her time sitting with people, encouraging them to take “another bite” at mealtimes.

“Sunday is a typical church day, so I go. I also know from visiting as a girl that Sunday can feel a little flat.

Hawkes maintains that delivering sermons and reading scriptures are far from the order of the day.

“Oh no. It’s not like that. I ask the nurses if there is anyone they would like me to see.

“And sometimes people mention God, just randomly, but most of the time I just run to the mouth and try to be nice.”

Raised in the Anglican faith, Hawkes says she was never particularly religious, but at 18, unsure of what to do, she embarked on a theology degree at The Holy Union just because it suited her. interested.

She has since added a degree in social work and a master’s degree in chaplaincy to her academic record.

“My thesis was to interview chaplains in dementia units. But I would like to do more…”

She is now considering a doctorate in hopes of extending the reach of interviews to people of all faiths providing support in dementia units.

But maybe that will happen when she is no longer working full time.

For now, Hawkes says a vocational deacon is exactly what she wants to be.

“The deacon is my thing. I will be nothing else. That’s it.

“People need to be taken care of, but that can mean we forget about them.

“God is already in the dementia unit. I’m just going there to let those people know they’re not forgotten.

As we walk back down the driveway, Hawkes walks me to the donkey paddock.

I see a shovel and a pile of manure. I can guess the afternoon task ahead.

Hawkes installs a speaker on the fence post.

What is the playlist?

True Crime podcasts, she says — she’s obsessed with them.

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Form 8.3 – [EMIS Group plc – 17 06 2022] https://sanshinzencommunity.org/form-8-3-emis-group-plc-17-06-2022/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:30:23 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/form-8-3-emis-group-plc-17-06-2022/ This form replaces Form 8.3 Declaration of Opening of 06/17/2022 published on 06/20/2022, which following the discovery of late transactions of 06/17/2022 has been rendered invalid. FORM 8.3 DISCLOSURE OF OPEN POSITION TO THE PUBLIC / DISCLOSURE OF OPERATIONS BY A PERSON HOLDING AN INTEREST IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORERule 8.3 of the […]]]>

This form replaces Form 8.3 Declaration of Opening of 06/17/2022 published on 06/20/2022, which following the discovery of late transactions of 06/17/2022 has been rendered invalid.

FORM 8.3

DISCLOSURE OF OPEN POSITION TO THE PUBLIC / DISCLOSURE OF OPERATIONS BY
A PERSON HOLDING AN INTEREST IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE
Rule 8.3 of the OPA Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Full name of discloser: CANACCORD GENUITY WEALTH LIMITED (for discretionary clients)
(b) Owner or control of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):
JThe designation of nominees or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.
N / A
(vs) Name of the bidder/target in relation to the securities concerned this form concerned :
Use a separate form for each offeror/participant
EMIS GROUP PLC
(D) If an exempt fund manager is related to an offeror/beneficiary, state this and specify identity of offerer/recipient: N / A
(e) Date of position occupied/negotiation carried out:
For an open position disclosure, State la latest practicable date before disclosure
JUNE 17, 2022
(F) In addition to the company in 1(c) aboveis the discloser make disclosures with regard to everything other party to the offer?
If it’s a cash to offer or cash offer possibleindicate “N/A
N / A

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

If there are positions or subscription rights to be disclosed in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or recipient named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (depending on the case) for each additional category of relevant securities. Security.

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TOTAL: 802 983 1.2683

All interests and everything short positions must be disclosed.

Details of any opening stock-regulated derivative posts (including traded options)or agreements to buy or sell the securities concerned, must be indicated on an additional form 8 (open positions).

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Relevant security class for which there is a subscription right:
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Where there have been transactions in more than one class of relevant securities of the originator or recipient named in 1(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) ) (as applicable) for each class of relevant securities traded.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts must be stated.

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(a) Indemnity and other business arrangements

Ddetails of any indemnity or option arrangement, Where any agreement or agreementformal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to trade or to abstain from trading Enters by the Discloser and any party to the Offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the Offer:
Irrevocable undertakings and letters of intent must not to be understood. Whether there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandingsState “nothing

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Ddetails of any agreement, arrangement or understandingformal or informal, between the person make the disclosure and any other person related to:
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Is a Supplementary Form 8 (open positions) attched? NOPE
Date of disclosure: 21 JUNE 2022
Contact Name: MARC ELLIOTT
Phone number: 01253 376539

Public disclosures under rule 8 of the code must be made to a regulatory information service.

The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit can be consulted about the Code’s disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Group’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

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A mother mourns her son killed in a shooting in northeast Columbus https://sanshinzencommunity.org/a-mother-mourns-her-son-killed-in-a-shooting-in-northeast-columbus/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 22:42:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/a-mother-mourns-her-son-killed-in-a-shooting-in-northeast-columbus/ Saturday would have been Layton Ridgedell’s 19th birthday. Instead of celebrating, his family mourns his loss. COLUMBUS, Ohio — On a day when a family should be celebrating their son and brother’s 19th birthday, they mourn and demand justice for the loss of Layton Ridgedell. Ridgedell was one of two people shot and killed in […]]]>

Saturday would have been Layton Ridgedell’s 19th birthday. Instead of celebrating, his family mourns his loss.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On a day when a family should be celebrating their son and brother’s 19th birthday, they mourn and demand justice for the loss of Layton Ridgedell.

Ridgedell was one of two people shot and killed in the Albany Crossing Park neighborhood just two weeks ago.

“He was my assistant. Every time I texted him, I was like, ‘Layton, I need to take out the trash and I need to do the dishes.’ And he would text her back: ‘Don’t say mom anymore. It is done.’ I mean, he wasn’t a thug who constantly got into trouble,” Layton’s mother, Shawna Bobst, said.

Bobst is a single mother with five children and a pediatric nurse who also runs her own business. She said Layton was not who some people online claimed he was.

“I never saw any of this coming. We live in a nice neighborhood. Leeton was such a good boy. Everyone loved him. I don’t know how he ended up going that route. I don’t know really not. It’s just not the way he was raised,” she said.

Police say Terrell Hicks-Freeman, 15, and Baron Anderson, 16, are wanted for murder in the deaths of Ridgedell and Mahky Andrews.

Bobst recalled the exact moment she received the call that changed her life forever.

“I never imagined it would be my own kid. Like, I just talked to him that night. I sent him money at Uber. And the whole time, I guess he was here. So I don’t even remember anything after that point. Like I was completely in shock. And I just screamed and cried. And it’s almost like it wasn’t even real yet,” he said. said Bobst.

Bobst said her son was killed just a hundred yards from her home.

The Columbus Police Homicide Unit confirms the incident was not gang or drug related and confirms the two suspects were attempting to rob Layton.

“So what’s horrible and crazy is that all of these kids are young. They’re 15. They’re 16. They’re kids. But they all have guns,” Bobst said.

Bobst confirmed that Layton never owned guns, was not in a gang, or even dropped out of city schools due to the violence and guns he saw.

“Layton kept asking me to take a concealed firearms course. He wasn’t old enough to have a gun, though. But he kept telling me every day that he would come and say, ‘Mom, this is number 32. This is number 33. There are so many homicides,’ she said.

Bobst begs the community and the police to find the suspects and wants them to be tried as adults.

“If they judge them while they are minors, they get a lesser sentence, they almost receive a slap on the hand. And I just think it has to stop. Because it’s so easy for 15 and 16 year olds to go out and kill someone,” Bobst said.

She warned parents to pay close attention to friend groups and check their children’s social media.

“You just have to make sure all of your kids’ social media know their friends,” Bobst said. “These kids walk around killing each other and then leave and don’t think about not thinking about it.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730.

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Hospital Opens New Behavioral Health Unit | Local News https://sanshinzencommunity.org/hospital-opens-new-behavioral-health-unit-local-news/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 22:27:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/hospital-opens-new-behavioral-health-unit-local-news/ MOULTRIE, Ga. – The Colquitt Regional Health Center announced Friday the opening of a new inpatient behavioral health unit in geropsychiatry. The hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the unit on Monday, June 6. “The objective of this new range of services is to provide intensive, short-term treatment to elderly patients with […]]]>

MOULTRIE, Ga. – The Colquitt Regional Health Center announced Friday the opening of a new inpatient behavioral health unit in geropsychiatry.

The hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the unit on Monday, June 6.

“The objective of this new range of services is to provide intensive, short-term treatment to elderly patients with acute psychiatric disorders, cognitive impairments and age-related physiological disabilities,” according to Friday’s press release.

The unit offers multiple treatments including in-depth assessment and evaluation, individual treatment planning, individual and family therapy, group therapy (occupation and activity), medication management, discharge planning, outreach and referral for follow-up, as well as support from family and caregivers.

The 10-bed facility is located on the second floor of the hospital. There are four semi-private bedrooms and two private ones.

The unit will primarily serve patients aged 55 and over who are suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment difficulties or emotional disturbances.

“Over the past few years, it has become clear that this service is badly needed by our community,” said Jim Matney, Regional President and CEO of Colquitt. “Until now, patients with geriatric psychiatry needs had to be transferred to nearby facilities to receive the level of care required. Now, patients in our community have the option of staying right here in their hometown while receiving the same exceptional care. »

To help seniors achieve their optimal level of health, the unit offers a safe environment, a structured and supportive social framework, and intense and psychological therapeutic interventions.

According to the press release, the unit is one of many recent additions to the CRCM’s psychiatry services. The Sterling Physician Group added its first psychiatrist to its medical staff in 2020. The Sterling Group Senior Wellness, an intensive outpatient program that focuses on providing group treatment for adults with depression, anxiety and emotional issues, opened in 2021. .

The first batch of psychiatry residents, including Anthony Cimmino, MD, Xuan Ouyang, DO, and Richard Tricardo, MD, have been paired with Georgia South Graduate Medical Education for the inaugural year of psychiatry residency.

In a residency program, “matching” means that physicians selected by Georgia South have also selected Georgia South.

These residents, who will spend four years in the psychiatry program, will train to become independent psychiatrists in hopes of creating a new pool of mental health physicians for the region.

“We are constantly evaluating our services and how we can continue to meet the needs of our patients and community members,” said Richard E. Turner Jr., chairman of The Hospital Authority. “With the addition of these lines of psychiatric services, we are able to offer a greater continuum of care, from acute inpatient care and intensive outpatient treatment to follow-ups with Dr. Verma and his staff.”

The Geropsychiatry Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit is led by Sterling Physician Group psychiatrist Teron Verma, MD, who is medical director, and behavioral health director Melissia Bennett, MSN, RN.

“The BHU was made possible through the support of Georgia HEART 2021 tax credit donations and several signature donations to the Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation,” according to the press release. “This includes a $250,000 donation from Colquitt Regional employees, a $110,000 donation from Colquitt Regional volunteers and a generous $25,000 donation from Mr. and Mrs. Victor Beadles.”

For more information, please contact Melissia Bennett at 229-891-9194.

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Social housing solutions in East Albury create tension with residents https://sanshinzencommunity.org/social-housing-solutions-in-east-albury-create-tension-with-residents/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 20:54:24 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/social-housing-solutions-in-east-albury-create-tension-with-residents/ In East Albury, at the corner of East and Alexandra streets, there are five old houses with shuttered windows, the grass growing long, graffiti on the fences and trash on the steps. Key points: There is a plan to build 24 social housing units on the site of five disused houses in East Albury Some […]]]>

In East Albury, at the corner of East and Alexandra streets, there are five old houses with shuttered windows, the grass growing long, graffiti on the fences and trash on the steps.

The lots used to be social housing but have since been vacated.

They were high on the agenda of a new deal between Albury City Council and the New South Wales Government’s Land and Housing Council.

The agreement aims for the municipality to deliver 540 new public housing units and 700 units for the private market by 2032.

One of the first items on the agenda is a major overhaul of these existing properties to create a new 24-unit social housing complex.

“We have been talking for several months across our community about the housing crisis and the impact of the real challenges for people finding housing,” said Albury MP Justin Clancy.

Five dilapidated houses in East Albury are proposed to be turned into 24 one and two bedroom social housing units. (ABC Goulburn Murray: Katherine Smyrk)

Data from Corelogic showed house prices in Albury jumped 33% in a year, and Mercy Connect chief executive Trent Dean said they were seeing the ripple effects on rental prices.

“It’s fair to say that there is a growing risk of homelessness in our area,” Mr Dean said.

Community fears

Not everyone in the community is happy with the proposed development.

There were groups of very unhappy residents at a walk-in information session in East Albury this week.

The phrase “antisocial behavior” was heard repeatedly in the small PCYC meeting room in Albury.

Shirley Williams and Ian Hiles live near the proposed new development, having moved there around five years ago.

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Why isn’t the city keeping its promise to Hell’s Kitchen on affordable housing? https://sanshinzencommunity.org/why-isnt-the-city-keeping-its-promise-to-hells-kitchen-on-affordable-housing/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 20:51:23 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/why-isnt-the-city-keeping-its-promise-to-hells-kitchen-on-affordable-housing/ Op-Ed by Christine Gorman and Aleta LaFargue. Christine Gorman is president of the West 55th Street Block Association. Aleta LaFargue is president of the Manhattan Plaza Tenants Association. They are also both members of the Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Coalition, which came together during the pandemic to address public health and safety issues in the community. […]]]>


Op-Ed by Christine Gorman and Aleta LaFargue.
Christine Gorman is president of the West 55th Street Block Association. Aleta LaFargue is president of the Manhattan Plaza Tenants Association. They are also both members of the Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Coalition, which came together during the pandemic to address public health and safety issues in the community.

Residents of Hell’s Kitchen have recently received a slew of fake news about the long-term fight for affordable housing in our area. A handful of critics are spouting some big lies in an outrageous, behind-the-scenes attempt to give a politically connected nonprofit a free building and a million-dollar annual municipal contract under the otherwise laudable guise of developing lower – income housing.

The MTA site at the corner of 9th Avenue and W54th Street. Photo: Phil O’Brien

Our elected officials know better but they have so far been afraid to publicly support the community they are supposed to represent and which has been striving for 15 years to achieve a better outcome.

All of this could come to a head at a 10 a.m. city council hearing on Tuesday, June 14. Here are the facts:

Hell’s Kitchen has long been a predominantly working-class neighborhood, boasting a number of teachers, artists, nurses, construction workers, social workers, sanitation workers, bartenders, police and firefighters who live here and help make New York City livable. Its municipal leaders have worked for decades to ensure that our vibrant community has a full range of low- and middle-income housing to balance out all the market-priced buildings that keep popping up all over our city.

Renderings of the planned development on the MTA site. The new building would be called Le Lirio. Rendering: theliriony.com

When developers wanted to build luxury apartments above the rail yards in the far west of Hell’s Kitchen, they had no desire to include low-to-moderate income housing among their gleaming towers. But a broad coalition of citizens, government officials and Community Board 4 (CB4) came together to create a better and more inclusive plan. the said Western Rail Yards Agreement (WRY) was signed by the City and its partners on December 10, 2009. It committed the City in writing to build or restore 1,032 social housing units (including housing with support services) and 386 modest to medium housing units specially designed for families .

For complicated financial and regulatory reasons, it made more sense to build low-income housing on city-owned land. (The DEP site on 10th Avenue between W48/49th Streets and the MTA site at the corner of 9th Avenue and W 54th Street are the last major city properties available in our area for redevelopment.) Additionally, Because the funding rules so clearly disadvantage moderate-income housing, an additional $40 million has been committed to help build these units.

Official monitoring reports show that CB4 has in fact gone beyond the number of low income and supportive housing units requested in the WRY agreement. From 2018 to 2021, it initiated or supported a Additional 112 housing units with support services (including 23 units for homeless LGBT and seniors) as well as a Additional 353 social housing units for people with a regional median income (AMI) of 60% or less.

The MTA site at the corner of 9th Avenue and W54th Street. Photo: Phil O’Brien

However, not a single middle and middle income housing unit has so far been built under the WRY agreement. This despite the fact that an increasing number of families are leaving our region because they can no longer pay their rent.

No matter. The community’s hard-won agreement was ignored, and the proposal accepted by the city’s Housing and Preservation Department (HPD) contained only low- or very-low-income housing on both sites – with nothing added. side for middle to middle income families.

These changes came as a shock to the community. None of them were negotiated in an open or transparent manner – as the original WRY agreement had been.

Renderings of the planned development on the MTA site. The new building would be called Le Lirio. Rendering: theliriony.com

CB4 members and other Hell’s Kitchen residents pushed back when new arrangements for DEP and MTA sites were belatedly made public. We approached our then-member of the city council, Corey Johnson, to learn that he was in favor of the changes. This despite the fact that he was aware of the Rail Yards deal because he actually served as chairman of CB4 before running for city council. Many of us in the community came to believe that he supported change because he was aiming to run for mayor and wanted to be seen as a champion for low-income housing.

CB4 has since made progress in expanding the income brackets on the DEP site. The main sticking point, however, continues to be the MTA site – with plans to construct a building called The Lirio.

Not only is the community not getting the moderate to middle income housing it was promised, but the nonprofit chosen to run the low-income, supportive housing site on West 54th and 9th Avenue raises serious concerns. Best known for its thrift stores, Housing Works has never run a supportive housing facility of the size it intends to operate at West 54th and 9th Avenue. In fact, most social care research to date suggests that we need to create smaller – not bigger – buildings with fewer residents who need supportive housing in order to provide the best care in a setting that works. fits in well with the neighborhood.

Housing Works has also suggested in public hearings that Hell’s Kitchen residents with HIV will benefit the most from the housing and services they provide at West 54th and 9th Avenue. In fact, public questioning at CB4 meetings revealed that their contract with HPD states that they must take residents from all five boroughs, there is only a “preference” and not a guarantee for applicants. positive and there are no reservations. for neighborhood residents. In other words, chances are most Hell’s Kitchen residents with HIV who need supportive care will be excluded.

Because our neighborhood was brave enough to ask the City to honor its promises, we got trolled on social media for somehow being anti-gay or anti-HIV. Absurdity. CB4 is supportive housing that is conveniently located and run by well-qualified organizations that have a proven track record of doing the work our taxpayers fund – and have the track record to prove it. We have 23 homeless shelters and social service facilities in our area for a total of 973 beds AND we have 24 supportive housing developments (60% for people who have experienced homelessness) for 2,043 other supportive housing beds.

Ultimately, our newly elected City Council member, Erik Bottcher, who is Corey Johnson’s former personnel manager, will decide what happens on the MTA site as well as the DEP site. The city council is holding public hearings on the matter tomorrow (Tuesday, June 14), but it generally follows the wishes of the council member whose district is affected.

Council member Erik Bottcher leading a housing protest in Hell’s Kitchen in March 2022. Photo: Phil O’Brien

We do not envy Mr. Bottcher’s position. However, failing to deliver on the city’s written promise to create 386 units for individuals and families in middle to middle income brackets threatens to eviscerate its relationship with the Hell’s Kitchen community for the foreseeable future. We all know that much larger real estate development proposals are coming our way for the Port Authority and Penn Station, which will make it even more difficult for the community to have a voice. Indeed, Mr. Johnson now works as a lobbyist for the property developer behind the Penn Station project, according Politics.

If the city doesn’t keep its word to Hell’s Kitchen on mid-income housing on the MTA and DEP sites, we’re not going to trust what it says about future offerings.

And it is a fact.

The MTA site at the corner of 9th Avenue and W54th Street. Photo: Phil O’Brien


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Can Bengal BJP swallow Nadda’s prescription for revival of state unity? https://sanshinzencommunity.org/can-bengal-bjp-swallow-naddas-prescription-for-revival-of-state-unity/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 07:02:13 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/can-bengal-bjp-swallow-naddas-prescription-for-revival-of-state-unity/ House ” OVERVIEW ” Can Bengal BJP swallow Nadda’s prescription for revival of state unity? By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri Kolkata, Jun 12 (SocialNews.XYZ) During his two-day tour of West Bengal last week, BJP National Chairman JP Nadda made a number of suggestions to state party leaders to stretch the hand to the people in more […]]]>

By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri

Kolkata, Jun 12 (SocialNews.XYZ) During his two-day tour of West Bengal last week, BJP National Chairman JP Nadda made a number of suggestions to state party leaders to stretch the hand to the people in more depth. bearing in mind the panchayat elections in 2023 and more importantly the Lok Sabha polls in 2024.


Political observers believe that Nadda’s suggestions, which are extremely logical in the current political outlook of West Bengal, will be difficult proposals for state leaders to implement unless they act in a more structured way. and united, allowing “suspect” elements to be weeded out. automatically from the organizational configuration.

Nadda’s most important suggestion was that the BJP state leaders should refrain from making separate state demands for West Bengal, especially a separate state demand for North Bengal, because such demands often prove counterproductive for the party in other parts of the state.

Expert on North Bengal and North East India, Nirmalya Banerjee believes that, as logical as Nadda’s suggestion is, it is still doubtful that all BJP leaders, especially those in North Bengal, would follow it. in his true spirit.

“During the 2019 elections in Lok Sabha, there was an overall wave in favor of the BJP dispersed in North and South Bengal. It is since then that demands for a separate state for North Bengal have started to come from various BJP leaders in North Bengal, especially Lok Sabha party members John Barla and Jayanta Roy from Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri constituencies respectively,” Banerjee pointed out.

He added that in the 2021 National Assembly elections, the BJP wave remained almost untouched in North Bengal, especially in the hills and Terai-Dooars regions, while it failed considerably in d other pockets of the state.

“Now, after keeping the tide intact in North Bengal in 2021, elected BJP Lok Sabha members and North Bengal MPs have more aggressively pushed forward their demands for a separate state, which has often embarrassed the party leadership elsewhere in the state. Now here the bigger question is whether these North Bengal leaders will follow Nadda’s suggestion or continue with their demands for separate statehood?” Banerjee interrogates.

The second suggestion that the BJP national chairman gave to the leaders of the state party was that the latter should develop mass movements in the state keeping in mind the imperatives of the state and not replicating the BJP strategies in other states.

According to political analyst Rajagopal Dhar Chakraborty, BJP moves on any state issue have always had a subtle Hindu cover.

“BJP leaders in West Bengal had hardly been as active in the streets on other state-related issues as they had been on the issue of a series of communal riots in West Bengal. like the Basirhat-Baduria riots in 2017 and the Asansol riots in 2018. The BJP leaders probably thought that a campaign on these religious issues would give them positive long-term results, as has happened in many other states but this has not really happened as evidenced by the results of the West Bengal Assembly polls of 2021. So Nadda rightly advised the state leadership to organize movements of mass on state-specific issues. At the same time, I personally believe that the BJP leadership should come up with popular Bengal-specific slogans to get out of their overreliance on slogans like “Ek hi Nara”. hey hello naam, Jai Sri Ram Jai Sri Ram,” he said.

Nadda’s third suggestion was that the BJP state leadership end its over-reliance on the center, whether to resolve factional infighting or resist attacks by ruling Trinamool Congress activists.

A BJP state leader told IANS on condition of anonymity that the party’s national chairman seemed quite unhappy that different faction leaders regularly approached the party high command with complaints against rival faction leaders. . “The message from our National President was clear that we will have to fight our own battles locally in the state and no one outside will win the battle for us. It was a message clear enough that we had to overcome our own differences through mutual discussions between us without involving the party high command. The message was also clear that we should come up with our own state-specific strategies instead of always asking the high command to do it for us,” said said the member of the State Committee.

Source: IANS

Can Bengal BJP swallow Nadda's prescription for revival of state unity?

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Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) – ContourGlobal plc https://sanshinzencommunity.org/form-8-5-ept-ri-contourglobal-plc/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 06:33:27 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/form-8-5-ept-ri-contourglobal-plc/ FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI) DISCLOSURE OF PUBLIC TRANSACTIONS BY AN EXEMPTED PRINCIPAL MERCHANT WITH THE STATUS OF RECOGNIZED INTERMEDIARY DEALER WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE CAPACITY Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) 1. KEY INFORMATION (a) Name of main exempt operator: Investec Bank plc (b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to the securities concerned by this […]]]>

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

DISCLOSURE OF PUBLIC TRANSACTIONS BY AN EXEMPTED PRINCIPAL MERCHANT WITH THE STATUS OF RECOGNIZED INTERMEDIARY DEALER WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE CAPACITY

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Name of main exempt operator: Investec Bank plc
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to the securities concerned by this form:

Use a separate form for each offeror/participant

ContourGlobal plc

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which the main exempt trader is linked: Investec is the co-broker of ContourGlobal plc
(d) Trade Date:

June 9, 2022

(e) In addition to the company mentioned in 1(b) above, does the exempt primary dealer make disclosures to any other party to this offering?

If it is a cash offer or a possible cash offer, indicate “N/A”

N / A

2. EXEMPT PRIMARY MERCHANT OPERATIONS

Where there have been transactions in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or recipient named in 1(b), copy Table 2(a), (b), (c) or (d) ) (as applicable) for each class of relevant securities traded.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts must be stated.

(a) Purchases and sales

Relevant security class Purchases/ sales Total number of titles Highest price per unit paid/received Lowest price per unit paid/received

Ordinary actions

To buy

3,597

253

253

Ordinary actions

Sales

3,597

253.25

253.25

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Relevant security class Product Description

for example CFDs

Type of transaction

e.g. open/close a long/short position, increase/decrease a long/short position

Number of reference titles Price per unit

(c) Equity-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i) Write, sell, buy or modify

Relevant security class Product Description for example call option Write, buy, sell, vary etc. Number of shares on which the option relates Strike price per share Type

for example American, European, etc.

Expiration date Option amount paid/received per unit

(ii) Exercise

Relevant security class Product Description

for example call option

Exercise / exercise against Number of titles Strike price per share

(d) Other transactions (including subscription for new securities)

Relevant security class Type of transaction

e.g. subscription, conversion

Details Unit price (if applicable)

3. OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Indemnity and Other Commercial Arrangements

Details of any indemnification or option agreement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to the relevant securities which may be an inducement to trade or refrain from trading entered into by the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:

Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, indicate “none”

(b) Agreements, Arrangements or Agreements Relating to Options or Derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the exempt primary trader making the disclosure and any other person regarding:

(i) the voting rights of any relevant security under any option; Where

(ii) voting rights or the future acquisition or disposal of any relevant security to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, indicate “none”

Disclosure date: June 10, 2022
Contact Name: Jacqueline Lovis
Phone number: +44 207 5974815

Public disclosures under rule 8 of the code must be made to a regulatory information service.

The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit can be consulted about the Code’s transaction disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Group’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

]]> Social media is impacting military performance and changing the nature of warfare https://sanshinzencommunity.org/social-media-is-impacting-military-performance-and-changing-the-nature-of-warfare/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 23:01:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/social-media-is-impacting-military-performance-and-changing-the-nature-of-warfare/ Colonel John Spencer learned firsthand the importance of unit cohesion in combat. Social media have … [+] changed all that. Potomac Books The conflict in Ukraine is truly the “first social media war”, as it is the first time that almost anyone on the ground can serve as a de facto war correspondent and share […]]]>

The conflict in Ukraine is truly the “first social media war”, as it is the first time that almost anyone on the ground can serve as a de facto war correspondent and share their experiences from the front lines. Social media is also changing the experience of modern warfare not only for military personnel, but also for their families and even the world at large.

Colonel John Spencer, US Army (retired), is the author of the forthcoming book, Connected Soldiers: Life, Leadership, and Social Connections in Modern Warfareand he explained to this reporter that social media also has an impact on the performance of military teams.

As a combat veteran, who led a platoon of soldiers into battle and learned first-hand the importance of unit cohesion, Spencer said five years later, social media has changed that dynamic. While social media platforms and apps, including FaceTime and Zoom, can help soldiers stay in touch with loved ones, it has its pros and cons.

“Like my experiences in Iraq in 2008, we see platforms and apps like FaceTime, SMS and Zoom connecting soldiers to their families daily and hourly,” Colonel Spencer said. “Yes, having this ability to talk to loved ones helps with morale. Soldiers, regardless of rank/years of experience, are complex social organisms; they want to talk to loved ones, children, wives, girlfriends, husbands.”

Yet this ability to connect daily with family has its drawbacks.

“Because there is no separation in space or time between soldier and family, soldier and family live in two worlds – war and home,” Spencer continued. “The soldier has one foot in both worlds, fighting a war while potentially enduring the stresses of everyday home. The family experiences war, sometimes receiving real-time updates on the horrors of war, or less updates like no other time in history – ‘don’t worry mum, I’m fine’ takes on new meaning.”

Feeling of isolation rather than connection

A late call or slow response only worries soldiers and families. Likewise, while talking to family can always be a good thing, another downside is that it can hurt connection with others who are deployed.

“A major possible disadvantage is that the more time the soldier spends updating loved ones away from the front lines, the less time he spends with fellow soldiers, bonding, forming cohesion, and dealing with their shared experiences,” noted Spencer.

Likewise, those who are unable to have these ties to their family may eventually harbor resentment. It could be a lot worse than not getting a letter on a mail call. Being the one who isn’t constantly on social media or zooming in with loved ones could even cause isolation.

Loose lips in the 21st century

During WWII the US military took secrecy very seriously – so it was common to see propaganda posters warning, “Loose Lips Sink Ships”, but in the age of social media it is far too much easy to overshare. This can put fighters in danger.

“Ukraine shows this important aspect of operations security of having a mobile phone or posting videos and messages on social networks like Facebook, Telegram, etc. Russians and Ukrainians have seen soldiers killed for having used social media, often because the cellphone signal used to post, he was intercepted and shot at,” Spencer warned.

How war is lived

Another way social media can change the military experience is that everyone in the field is now a battlefield reporter.

“The war in Ukraine has fostered past developments of wars that people back home can see on television,” Spencer said. “Now people all over the world can watch live streams from battle zones. See videos or photos from days of battle before they are reported on news channels. three populations – the military, the politicians and the people – involved in a war and impacts local, regional and global perceptions, support and non-support for military actions.”

It may be increasingly impossible to contain the information. Russia found out almost immediately when reports emerged and were trended on social media. He tried to suggest that the war is going as planned, but the photos of destroyed tanks posted on Twitter and Instagram certainly say otherwise. For now, he may be able to control the message in Russia, but around the world, social media is providing a near real-time report from the ground.

“One of the lessons from the war in Ukraine regarding social media is that there is no control of information. Russia tried that and failed,” Spencer added. “The military and governments will have to fight wars, beyond the concept of ‘TikTok’ war, in full view of the world.”

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Rose Okwechime: a woman who founded and sustained a 3-decade-old Nigerian bank https://sanshinzencommunity.org/rose-okwechime-a-woman-who-founded-and-sustained-a-3-decade-old-nigerian-bank/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 07:48:19 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/rose-okwechime-a-woman-who-founded-and-sustained-a-3-decade-old-nigerian-bank/ Very few women of her time made their mark in Nigerian banking like she did. Beautiful, smart, vibrant and still energetic in her 70s, Rose Okwechime stands out even after retiring from banking. Okwechime began her banking career in 1971 at the Bank of England where she spent almost a decade. In the space of […]]]>

Very few women of her time made their mark in Nigerian banking like she did. Beautiful, smart, vibrant and still energetic in her 70s, Rose Okwechime stands out even after retiring from banking.

Okwechime began her banking career in 1971 at the Bank of England where she spent almost a decade. In the space of 9 years, she evolved within the Economic Intelligence Unit, the Compensation Unit, Banking and Accounting Services and finally held the position of Cost Analyst. These positions provided him with a varied but rich experience in strategic planning, systems development and problem solving within the bank.

She returned to Nigeria in 1980 and took over Bank of Credit and Commerce International Nigeria Limited (later known as African Int’l Bank Plc or AIB) in 1981. Given her experience, he did not it didn’t take much to bring Okwechime to leadership positions. and for the next 10 years she had the opportunity to flex her administrative and management muscles. She held the positions of assistant manager, operations manager, senior manager and became head of the bank’s corporate banking unit.

Startup of Abbey Mortgage Bank

In 1992, she left AIB to set up her bank. Talking about the decision, Okwechime said in an interview; “I believe it was meant for me. With all the hard work I put into working in the financial industry, God has big plans for me. I am truly passionate about what I do. Passion takes you higher and faster. I was super motivated and had a lot of energy. Sometimes I worked long hours. My clients at AIB were my inspiration. I loved providing a great customer experience and they appreciated my hard work and effort. They wanted to invest in me and encouraged me to start a bank.

At first, Mrs. Okwechime was not sure what kind of bank she was going to start. She applied for two banking licenses, one for a mortgage bank called Abbey Mortgage Bank and another for a commercial bank called Pearl Bank. She decided that the license approved first would be the indication of where God wanted her to go. Before long, the first license was released for Abbey Mortgage Bank.

It started as a building society and over time morphed into a full-fledged mortgage bank. Predictably, Rose Okwechime became the pioneering Managing Director/CEO. With his wealth of experience in the banking industry, who else could have been a better fit for this role?

The vision was to make Abbey Mortgage Bank a mortgage industry leader and one-stop financial solutions company in Nigeria. The mortgage banking sector was lagging far behind the commercial sector and faced many challenges, so there was a lot of work for Okwechime to do. She injected the same energy and passion that she had used in her previous experiences to grow the bank and expand its services across the country, one step at a time. Abbey Mortgage Bank has several branches across the country and employs hundreds of people.

Abbey Mortgage Bank has also invested significantly in its corporate social responsibilities, making donations for children in hospital, physically disabled children and orphans. The bank also sponsored children’s events on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), from the early 1990s when it was just getting started.

She retired from Abbey Mortgage Bank in 2020 but remains convinced that the directors can drive the vision forward as the organization was imbued with a ‘build to last’ mindset. “The institution will outlive my leadership. I am indeed very happy and confident in the new directors to realize the company’s vision and increase value for all stakeholders. Since my retirement, the new management has recorded a commendable stage of development and transformation, which provides further reassurance that Abbey is on a path of further growth,” she pointed out.

Other positions held and interests

She holds an MBA in Banking and Finance and participated in the OWP Executive Leadership Training Program at the Institute of Management Development LouSanne, Switzerland. Ms. Rose Okwechime holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Baze. She is an affiliate member of the Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria; and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in London.

Okwechime serves on the board of directors of Rosabon Financial Services Ltd, a company she co-founded in 1991. Thanks to her competence and experience, Okwechime has been invited to serve on several boards of directors of banks and institutions. finances in the past. She served on the board of directors of Platinum Bank Ltd from 2002 to 2005, Standard Trust Bank Ltd from 2005 to 2007 and United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) from 2007 to 2010. She was again appointed to the board of Board of UBA in June 2012 and has also served on the UBA Board in Ghana and the UK on several occasions.

“UBA allowed me to see things from different perspectives, which was an important skill for me. Understanding the work ethic, values ​​and communication approaches of the people we interact with. I also got to see my giant Tony Elumelu flying high!” she told.

Since 2000, Okwechime has served as a director on the board of Madonna Ashib Enterprises, a family business with extensive investments in real estate, and other publicly traded businesses. She was Chief Financial Officer of Deltic Energy Limited from 2011 and Executive Board Member of African for Housing Finance.

In the early 2000s, Rose Okwechime made a foray into the education sector. With her husband, she co-founded Infant Jesus Academy, Asaba, Delta State, a coeducational Catholic school.

She also became the owner of the private school. It may seem like an unusual path for someone who founded and built a mortgage bank to come back as a school owner, but Okwechime says it’s community service for her.

Now 70, Ms. Rose Okwechime does not hide her penchant for philanthropy. In many ways, she has shown her support for people with physical disabilities and has supported causes such as Down Syndrome, Pacelli Schools and Wesley Schools for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Spinal Cord Injury Association of Nigeria and orphanages. It also extended to scholarships and provided assistance with medical treatment. It’s a miracle it doesn’t have a foundation yet.

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