First Mutual Holdings Limited 2016 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileThe Group has more than a hundred years of serving Zimbabwe by provision of economic dignity though its strategic business units. We have diverse interests in life assurance, health insurance, short term insurance; short term re-insurance; long term re-insurance; wealth management, property sector, funeral services and microfinance housed under the following subsidiaries; First Mutual Life, First Mutual Health, NicozDiamond Insurance, First Mutual Reinsurance, FMRE Property & Casualty (Botswana), First Mutual Wealth Management, First Mutual Properties, First Mutual Funeral Services and First Mutual Microfinance. First Mutual Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Stock market crash: 1 reason why I’d buy bargain shares today

first_img The recent stock market crash means that many sectors contain bargain shares. Although they could experience further challenges in the short run from threats such as geopolitical uncertainty concerning the US and China, over the long run they offer recovery potential.With the stock market having always recorded higher highs following its past bear markets, now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of companies and hold them for the long run.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…Recovery potential of bargain sharesThe stock market’s track record of recovery is extremely strong, and is the key reason why now could be the right time to buy bargain shares.Certainly, it has experienced major declines such as that recorded in the recent market crash. However, it has always been able to post new record highs in the months or years following its declines.For example, major indexes such as the FTSE 100 lost more than half their value during the global financial crisis. Yet they were able to recover to record levels in the decade-long bull market that took place as the world economy gradually recovered from the challenges it experienced in 2008/09.Although the global economy looks set to experience a significant slowdown in its growth rate in the short run, the stock market is likely to post high returns in the coming years as investor sentiment gradually improves. Therefore, investors who are able to invest now while many bargain shares are on offer could maximise their returns as the economy, and stock market, experience improving growth rates in the coming years.Risk managementOf course, the stock market is unlikely to grow in a smooth and uneventful fashion. Past recoveries have shown that volatility can be high while risks remain on the horizon. For example, over the coming months, a second wave of coronavirus cases could hurt investor sentiment and cause stock prices to come under pressure.As such, it is crucial that investors manage risks when buying bargain shares through strategies such as diversification and purchasing companies with sound finances.Diversifying across a range of industries and geographies may limit your exposure to companies that experience challenging trading conditions, as some sectors and regions may be less affected by the likely economic slowdown than others. And, by purchasing companies with sound balance sheets, it may be possible to increase your exposure to those businesses that are most likely to survive difficult operating conditions.Starting todayAlthough it may require a significant amount of self-discipline to buy bargain shares after a market crash, doing so could boost your long-term return prospects. The stock market has an excellent track record of rebounding from its various bear markets. It is very likely to do likewise after its recent market crash, which could make today the ideal time to buy a range of solid businesses to hold for the long run.   Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Peter Stephens Image source: Getty Images. 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. Enter Your Email Address Stock market crash: 1 reason why I’d buy bargain shares today Peter Stephens | Friday, 19th June, 2020 last_img read more

Investment legend Warren Buffett’s greatest sayings

first_img Jay Yao | Thursday, 28th January, 2021 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. Investment legend Warren Buffett’s greatest sayings “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: The Motley Fool I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Apple and Berkshire Hathaway (B shares) and recommends the following options: short March 2021 $225 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), short January 2023 $200 puts on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), and long January 2023 $200 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares). Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Warren Buffett is a man with a lot of investing experience and skill. Through his investments, Buffett  built one of the largest conglomerates in history in Berkshire Hathaway, after all.Fortunately for many investors, Warren Buffett has been kind enough to share many of his insights over the years. Here are what I think are some of his greatest sayings.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…#1 Warren Buffett & stocks with quality“Buy companies with strong histories of profitability and with a dominant business franchise.”I think Buffett’s past decision to buy a lot of shares of Apple for his firm, Berkshire Hathaway, illustrates this wise quote well. First, Apple have many years of strong profits before Buffett’s entry. The tech giant also had a great brand, good management, and many competitive advantages. In addition, Apple had a lot of growth potential given its exposure to many secular trends such as 5G.Buffett’s firm has since made tens of billions from the Apple shares purchase.#2 Finding the right opportunityI think another useful Warren Buffett quote is,“The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything — you can wait for your pitch.”Even though he liked railroad companies before, for example, Buffett waited until shortly after the global financial crisis before buying Burlington Northern Sante Fe for Berkshire Hathaway.Given that the financial crisis caused shares of many railroad stocks to trade lower, Buffett was likely able to buy Burlington Northern Sante Fe for his firm at a cheaper price than if the financial crisis had not occurred. Given that many railroad companies have done very well since November 2009, the purchase was pretty savvy in hindsight.#3 The stock market can decline and the timing could be unexpectedI reckon another useful Warren Buffett saying is,“The years ahead will occasionally deliver major market declines — even panics — that will affect virtually all stocks. No one can tell you when these traumas will occur.“The market is full of uncertainty because the world is full of unexpected events and they can happen when people least expect it. As Buffett mentioned, no one can really accurately predict exactly when all the crises and economic recessions will occur. In the short term, many stocks can go down a lot if there is a recession or economic calamity.Given this mind set, I think having a long-term investing horizon is useful. Buffett often just buys and holds stocks. By not buying and selling as much, he doesn’t have to pay as many fees. Meanwhile, Buffett often benefits from his investments because he holds quality companies that grow earnings over time given their competitive advantages.Warren Buffett has been more conservativeWarren Buffett’s performance has been about the same as the overall market’s performance over the past decade or so. I don’t think it means that the investment legend has lost his investing touch, however. I think it just means that he has gotten more conservative over the years. Although Buffett has a lot of ammo in his ‘elephant gun’, he hasn’t jumped on the opportunity to do big acquisitions despite the pandemic, for example.Although markets will change in the future, I think many of  Warren Buffett’s sayings will still remain useful for many years ahead. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Jay Yaolast_img read more

Watch: Super Rugby breakdancing celebrations

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Taniela Tupou shows off his breakdancing skills after the Reds’ triumph (Getty Images) How the Crusaders and Reds enjoyed their title triumphs as well as match highlights Watch: Super Rugby breakdancing celebrationsScott Robertson has become known for his breakdancing celebrations and he duly delivered another routine to mark the Crusaders’ 24-13 victory over the Chiefs in the Super Rugby Aotearoa final in Christchurch.It was a fifth straight title for the Crusaders as Robertson’s side have followed three Super Rugby wins with back-to-back Aotearoa triumphs. And this is how the coach celebrated… Think the boys are enjoying this one?#9WWOS #SuperRugbyAu pic.twitter.com/v6iZUtcQNq — Rugby on Nine (@RugbyOnNine) May 8, 2021It was clear how much the 19-16 victory meant to Wallabies prop Tupou in this post-match interview with Sonny Bill Williams… Classic Razor : @skysportnz pic.twitter.com/KaIBCWKMGb— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) May 8, 2021New Zealand fly-half Richie Mo’unga pulled the strings for the Crusaders against the Chiefs, his 14 points from the boot including a drop-goal.The Crusaders’ tries came from Sevu Reece and Will Jordan while Damian McKenzie scored all the Chiefs’ points, including a  first-half try set up by a sublime offload from Alex Nankivell.You can watch highlights of the Super Rugby Aotearoa final here…Across the Tasman in Brisbane, Taniela Tupou pulled out a few breakdancing tricks of his own to mark the Reds’ dramatic Super Rugby AU win.The Reds left it late to secure a first title in ten years, James O’Connor’s match-winning try against the Brumbies coming in the 85th minute, and Tupou celebrated in style… This one meant so much to an emotional Taniela Tupou.🥲This one is for the Tupou family!#9WWOS #SuperRugbyAu pic.twitter.com/Q6RTMH7yLY— Rugby on Nine (@RugbyOnNine) May 8, 2021The final was a tight affair. The Brumbies led for most of the match but the Reds stayed in touch throughout, with their scrum dominance particularly important.It was an initial burst from Tupou, after the Brumbies conceded a succession of penalties, that set up the decisive try for O’Connor.Watch how the Reds ended their decade-long wait for silverware here…Now the two domestic competitions are complete, the ten Australian and New Zealand franchises will play in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, which kicks off on Friday.Crusaders coach Scott Robertson celebrates his team’s Super Rugby Aotearoa title (Getty Images)The two title winners face each other on 22 May in Brisbane when the Reds host the Crusaders – and more Super Rugby breakdancing celebrations could follow if either of those teams lift the Trans-Tasman trophy. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Clergy Couples Conference held for priests, bishops

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 June 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm I, too, am married to a priest, she with 20 years of ordained life and me with 27.I wonder why we’re finding out about this after-the-fact? Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Edwin Cox says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID June 27, 2014 at 8:23 am Thank you Bob. I actually found Mel and Barbara’s names by reading an archived document on the first conference in 1986 and I contacted them prior to this recent conference. Fortunately they were able to be at the conference and provided a wealth of wisdom and information. I look forward to them participating in a future conference as well. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group June 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm Blessings to you all who share the same status as Jim and myself – 2 priests in one household and even sometimes in one church. We (and our 5 PKs) likely have shared many of the same crossroads on our similar journeys. We would like to know more about future meetings. Like our Episcopal Church – which has been described by Brian McLaren as the best kept secret of the church – this recent clergy spouse gathering happened under the radar. The CPG likely could be a good resource to reach us all. Jo Popham says: gwen Buehrens says: Diane Vie says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Nina Vest Salmon says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (15) June 24, 2014 at 5:54 pm We do keep reinventing the wheel and losing memory. My wife Frances and I (33 + 30 = 63 years ordained and 15 married) responded to the 2006-2007 study (and she is a VTS grad and DioMd clergy), yet heard nothing of this conference. Bishop/Priest couples are not new — the first female Diocesan (VT) ordained in TEC was Mary Adelia McLeod, whose husband “Mac” was a priest (and who were both in seminary with me). June 24, 2014 at 5:18 pm I was surprised not by the number or diversity of clergy couples, but that there was no mention of deacons, whether deacon/deacon couples, or deacon/priest couples (I know several of these) or deacon/bishop couples, if any. If deacons are a full and equal Order, then they should have been included in this conference, too, or if they were, more mention should have been made of them. Diane Vie says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis June 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm As a member of a clergy team who just celebrated 52 years of marriage and 25 ydears of ordination, I regret not knowing of the conference. I suspect we could have made a contribution to the conversation. June 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm I’m on the State of the Church Committee and am aware that clergy couples have not previously been included of the committee’s triennial report. Because of Diane’s efforts to call attention to this significant demographic area of our Church, it will be part of the Committee’s report to the 2015 General Convention. What a great conference and opportunity for clergy couples! Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET June 25, 2014 at 6:13 pm I believe that my husband Daniel and I attended the FIRST Episcopal Clergy Couples Conference at Stony Point, NY in 1986. I seem to have missed the news about this conference as well — married 33 years, my husband has been ordained for 31 years and I will celebrate 30 years of priesthood in November. Glad to know there are so many of us now; there were not nearly so many in 1986! Associate Rector Columbus, GA Diane Vie says: June 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm Jan, thank you for bringing up deacons. I was thinking the same thing as I read the article. I do know of one Bishop/deacon married couple and several priest/deacon couples. I hope they were included in the discussion. Joanne Leslie says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Clergy Couples Conference held for priests, bishops Clergy from 12 dioceses met to celebrate the gifts for ministry that clergy couples bring to the wider church at the first Clergy Couples Conference held in the Episcopal Church in more than 20 years.The conference and retreat, which was underwritten in part by grants from the Virginia Theological Seminary and the Gadsen Foundation at R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia, was held at Bon Secours Retreat Center in Marriottsville, Maryland. This event was the brain child of the Rev. Diane Vie of St. John’s, Lynchburg Virginia. Vie, who is married to the Rev. Todd Vie of St. Paul’s, Lynchburg, has been passionate about this topic since seminary.“The project began before I could actually claim clergy status, when I was a seminarian married to a seminarian. I was deeply interested in the gifts and challenges of clergy couples and looked for information from the wider church on how clergy couples navigate this amazing life to which we are called not only as individuals but as a married couple. What I found was that there was little information and few resources for us. So, when I was a senior at VTS in 2006/2007 I began an independent study with my husband Todd and our friends the Revs. Chip and Lisa Graves, another clergy couple.” says Vie.   “My interest in clergy couples has deepened since ordination. Ten years later, I am back at VTS in the third year of my doctoral studies and I continue to study clergy couples in the Episcopal Church. There are still not many other voices out there, but there are many clergy couples who contact me anxious to explore.”There were plenty of voices in mid-June this year as clergy from all over the United States, from 12 diocese including clergy couples, representatives from Church Pension Group, Transition officers from the Diocese of Atlanta, Virginia and Maryland and a new breed of clergy couples; bishop/priest couples. The conference was held to support, engage and celebrate the ministry of episcopal clergy married to other clergy.This is an important topic as there are at least 428 couples in the Episcopal Church that are comprised of two ordained persons.The Rev. Canon Richard H. Callaway, transition officer for the Diocese of Atlanta, says that he was surprised to learn that his diocese has 14 clergy couples. If you had asked him before the conference he would have guessed a much smaller number.Lindsey Ryland, transition officer for the Diocese of Virginia, reports 15 clergy couples and the Rev. Stuart Wright of the Diocese of Maryland reports 17.The clergy in attendance agreed that all priests have highs and lows in their journey – and clergy couples share some of those and can claim a few unique ones as well. “It’s not that we have it any better or worse than other clergy,” says the Rev. Lisa Graves of St. John’s Church in Huntington, West Virginia, “it’s that we have a unique set of joys and sorrows. Gathering together to identify the best practices and worst pitfalls is true gift. The camaraderie and immediate understanding among these couples is uplifting.”Adaptability on the journey was a recurring theme at the conference, as couples spoke about the difficulties of navigating transition and search when there are two collars in the family. Many times one spouse will pursue parish ministry while another spouse pursues teaching, counseling or institutional ministry. Other times, clergy will take turns being the lead person in search with the “trailing clergy spouse” finding interim work, an assistantship or associate work or another call to ministry nearby.The dual nature of the sacrament of marriage and the sacrament of ordination fed many discussion as couples discussed raising children (double PKs) in two churches, the give and take of discerning call, the joys of having a built-in clergy sounding board and the adaptability of ministry required to maintain marriage and mission.“In the midst of tough times, I can’t imagine going through it without being married to another priest!” commented Todd Vie.One of the interesting components of this conference were the two sessions that focused on a new phenomenon; bishop/priest couples. The Rt. Rev. Clay Matthews, head of the Office of Pastoral Development for the Episcopal Church, talked with the group, which had two bishop/priest couples attending, about the fact that the Episcopal Church now has six members of the House of Bishops who are married to clergy, and a seventh is the new bishop coadjutor in Mississippi.Bishop Doug Fisher of Western Massachusetts is married to Betsy Fisher, vicar of St. Thomas in Amenia Union, New York. Fisher says that “the key to meeting the challenges and developing the opportunities of anything is an understanding of the situation. ‘Clergy couples’ have been part of the church’s reality for forty years. Diane Vie’s research and her willingness to document our stories will help the church go a long way in understanding, so challenges may be met, opportunities developed and God’s mission in the world celebrated.” The clergy in attendance agreed that all priests have highs and lows in their journey – and clergy couples share some of those and can claim a few unique ones as well.Vie is beginning a registry of clergy couples and hopes to offer another conference for clergy couples that can handle even more clergy couples. “We’ve created a Facebook page and are working on a website,” says Vie. “Knowing other couples and being able to advise or seek counsel from our peers is invaluable and a great gift to us.”Callaway said that it was an eye-opening gift for the transition officers to attend the event. “It was really meaningful for us to hear of the gifts and wonderful ministries of clergy couples. I came away more aware of the deep richness the couples have – even in the struggles – in their ministries.” Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rev. Adrian Aaron says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm Thank you all for your thoughtful comments regarding this conference. It is thrilling to see the interest people have in a conference like this one. One thing that has been made clear through the research I have done so far is that clergy couples – of all orders – have a deep interest in connecting with each other. With that in mind I see this as a critical time for this ministry as a movement with the hopes of having a bigger gathering in the future (that will include childcare!). This initial conference was planned as a research tool for my doctoral program and it was not possible, for privacy reasons, for me to obtain from CPG or Credo the names of clergy couples (deacons, priests or bishops) in the Episcopal Church. The initial conference had to be limited in scope and size due to the fact that it was being planned as a research project, rather than being planned by TEC or CPG. I reached out via Facebook and word of mouth and through other avenues to as many clergy as I could.The Facebook page is a page devoted to clergy couples of all orders. We hope that ordained folks in all orders will like the page, join the group, and send in contact info in order to get it into the database. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY center_img Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL August 14, 2014 at 3:40 am I am Rev. Adrian A ron an Anglican and my wife Rev. Thamara Perera is a Methodist both of us ordained for almost 20 years and living in Sri Lanka. We have a daughter of 8 years. I have officiated in the Methodist on several occasions and it has been an joy and an enriching experience. Although we have not had such gatherings there are a few couples like that. As we might organize such gatherings in the future ecumenically I would like to study and learn the experiences in your context which can be a preparations for us to begin as well.If there are any documents I kindly request to E- mail to me. Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Jun 24, 2014 Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Bob Partlow says: Diane Vie says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Jan Robitscher says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL June 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm I encourage you to contact the Rev. Mel Schlachter (ordained 1972) and Barbara Schlachter (ordained 1973) and married in 1968 who were very early advocates for clergy couples. They could give tyou a lot of history of the early struggles. Comments are closed. Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA June 27, 2014 at 8:35 am My previous comment mentions the Facebook page however if you are not on Facebook and you would like to be added to the data base we are creating for clergy couples (deacons, priests, bishops and both Episcopal or different denominations) please send an email with your contact information to [email protected] Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL June 26, 2014 at 4:48 pm I am wondering if there has ever been a study of clergy couples when they are in different denominations. My husband of 42 years, John, has served UU churches across the country, including eight years as UU president. We, too, were at the Stony Point conference and remember it fondly.Rev. Gwen Buehrens, Carmel CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 June 27, 2014 at 8:26 am Gwen,As this movement grows we are expanding the data base to include clergy couples when they are in different denominations as well. It would be great to add you and your husband to the data base. If you would like to be added please email me your contact information to [email protected] Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Tom Momberg says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bob Partlow says: Nancy Baillie Strong says: Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

The Hunt Museum is Inviting People to GIF IT UP for…

first_img TAGSCulture NightKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostThe Hunt Museum Print WhatsApp Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Advertisement Emailcenter_img LifestyleLimerickNewsThe Hunt Museum is Inviting People to GIF IT UP for Culture NightBy Meghann Scully – September 14, 2020 167 TO mark Culture Night going online this year (Friday 18 September), The Hunt Museum, Limerick, is inviting people to unleash their inner creativity and create a GIF from a Hunt Museum object or image.The Hunt Museum made most of its collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic Period to the 20th century, available to the Public Domain in 2018.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This creates exciting opportunities for use and re-use of the objects, particularly in digital form, Gif-It-Up is one expression of such creativity. People can check out the  full range of objects and images on the website www.huntmuseum.com.GIFs that are submitted to the Hunt Museum will be put on display on their website and social media channels.  The best (judged by likes, reposts, etc) will be entered on behalf of the Hunt Museum into the worldwide GIF-IT-UP competition.  There is also a chance that the winning GIF’s will be projected on the building when the nights draw in.GIF IT UP is an annual worldwide gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. It is run by Europeana in close cooperation with Digital Public Library of America, Digital NZ and Trove.Jill Cousins, Director, The Hunt Museum said, “We are looking for fun or serious GIFs that make you see the object or image in a different way. This is an opportunity for young and old to open their imaginations and realise cultural heritage is fun. We’re hoping gif-­makers, cultural heritage enthusiasts and lovers of the internet will participate.”To enter, simply submit your GIF to [email protected]  All GIFs will be posted on the Hunt Museum’s Giphy Gallery Channel!For instructions on how to make a GIF, visit www.huntmuseum.comHow to make a GIF …Never made a gif? No worries! Just check one of our online tutorials:Getting creative with stickers & effects – make your first GIF (Europeana)Playing with colours – make your first GIF IT UP entry (Europeana)How to make a GIF from a series of photos (Europeana)Make a GIF from a vintage video (Europeana)Gif-making online workshops (DPLA)How to make a GIF using free software (DigitalNZ)How to make an animated GIF from a stereograph (DigitalNZ)How to make an animated GIF using Gimp software + screencast (DigitalNZ) Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Previous articleFairview Rangers Claim Ninth FAI Junior Cup TitleNext articleWATCH: Kyle Hayes and Natal O’Grady react to Kildimo Pallaskenry promotion Meghann Scully Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more

Injured scout airlifted to hospital

first_img Previous articleInishowen’s ‘Lifeline’ service records huge jump in domestic abuse callsNext articleMan charged with rape due in court in Omagh News Highland Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A 16 year old scout has been airlifted to hospital after she was injured while walking in Glenveagh.The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team was called out just before 7 o’clock last night after the girl dislocated her knee in rough ground close to Lough Sallagh area of the Derryveaghs.She was one of a group of 7 scounts on the first day of a three day fundraising walk. A 3 person DMRT Hasty Team reached the Group and administered first aid to the girl. The Sligo Coastguard Helicopter was tasked by the Malin Head Rescue Centre, and despite fading light, the crew managed to winch the injured girl on board and airlift her to Sligo General Hospital. Google+ Google+ WhatsApp News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – August 25, 2012 Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Injured scout airlifted to hospital Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Supersession Of Judges : The Disastrous Sequel To Kesavananda Bharati Verdict

first_imgColumnsSupersession Of Judges : The Disastrous Sequel To Kesavananda Bharati Verdict Swapnil Tripathi25 April 2020 7:30 PMShare This – xToday marks the 47th anniversary of the day in which Indira Gandhi-government decided to supersede seniority while making CJI appointment, following the KB verdict.[This post is part of a special series celebrating 47 years of the decision in Kesavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala, wherein the Supreme Court of India laid down the ‘Basic Structure Doctrine’]. The decision in Kesavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala [(1973) 4 SCC 225] is significant as here the Supreme Court of India (“Court”) laid down the basic structure doctrine, according to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login[This post is part of a special series celebrating 47 years of the decision in Kesavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala, wherein the Supreme Court of India laid down the ‘Basic Structure Doctrine’]. The decision in Kesavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala [(1973) 4 SCC 225] is significant as here the Supreme Court of India (“Court”) laid down the basic structure doctrine, according to which the Parliament can amend any part of the Constitution barring certain fundamental features. Since the decision was a major blow to ruling government which was trying tooth and nail to restrict the Judiciary’s overwatch, there were bound to be consequences. Two days after the decision in Kesavananda, Mrs. Indira Gandhi (the Prime Minister at the time) decided to break a Supreme Court tradition that had existed since the Court’s inception. There is no provision in the Constitution regarding the appointment of the Chief Justice of India. Since the Court’s inception, the senior most Judge was appointed as the Chief Justice of India, which made it a practiced convention. On 26 April 1973 (i.e. Forty-seven years ago from today) Mrs. Gandhi broke this convention and superseded the senior most Judge of the Court i.e. Justice Hegde, to appoint Justice A.N. Ray (a junior Judge) as the Chief Justice of India. Justice Ray in effect also superseded Justice Shelat and Justice Grover who were the 2nd and 3rd ranked senior Judges and were to become the Chief Justice in due time. All the three superseded Judges tendered their resignation in response. It is believed that the supersession was in response to the decision in Kesavananda where the three senior Judges had ruled against the government. Justice Ray was picked as he was seen as a government friendly Judge and the government believed that he could bring an end to the confrontation between the Judiciary and the Government. Justice Ray responded to his appointment by saying, ‘if I did not accept the appointment any other junior judge would have, I did not hanker for it’. This day was termed by Mr. C.K. Daphtary (former Attorney General of India) as the Blackest Day in the history of Democracy. Four years later, Mrs. Gandhi’s government broke the seniority convention again and this time its victim was the great Justice H.R. Khanna. In 1975, Mrs. Gandhi had imposed an Emergency in India and in response, several political leaders and other citizens were arbitrarily detained by the government. These detentions were challenged and ultimately reached the Supreme Court in ADM Jabalpur v. Shivkant Shukla (1976) 2 SCC 521. Attorney General Niren De arguing on behalf of the government, stated that during an Emergency the rights of the citizens stood suspended including their right to approach the Courts. In fact, during the hearing, Justice H.R. Khanna asked Mr. De “In view of his submissions would there be any remedy if a police officer because of his personal enmity killed another man?” De replied “consistently with my argument, there would be no judicial remedy in such a case so long as Emergency exists” . He further said, “It may shock your conscience, it may shock my conscience but consistently with my submissions, no proceedings can be taken in a Court of law that score”. The Court by a 4-1 verdict agreed with the government’s submission and in effect held that a citizen had no right to approach a Court during the Emergency. The lone dissent in this case was Justice Khanna. The dissent costed Justice Khanna his place as the Chief Justice of India as he was superseded by Justice M.H. Beg on the pretext that Khanna’s tenure would have been too short. I have discussed in an article before, that the architect behind these supersessions was not the Law Minister but the Minister of Steel, M. Kumarmangalam, who was the key advisor to Mrs. Gandhi, who wanted to populate the Court with judges that were believed to be supportive of government policies. Interestingly, contrary to popular opinion the saga of supersessions was not started by Mrs. Gandhi. The desire to supersede Judges of the Court goes back to the First Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. It is popularly believed, that Pt. Nehru was not keen on appointing Justice H.J. Kania as the first Chief Justice of India, as he felt that certain actions of Justice Kania smacked of communalism. Nehru agreed to drop the idea only on an assurance by the Home Minister Sardar Patel, who assured him that he had spoken to Kania. Post-independence, the Nehru led Parliament had introduced several social welfare legislations, which were struck down by the Supreme Court on grounds of fundamental rights violation. Nehru at the time had famously remarked that ‘the judges sitting in the ivory palaces are not aware about the real needs and problems of the country’. In light of the same, India would have witnessed the first supersession in the form of Justice Patanjali Shastri. Pt. Nehru wanted to appoint Attorney General MC Setalvad or Justice M.C. Chagla or Justice BK Mukherjee as the Chief Justice in place of Justice Shastri. However, when the other six Judges of the Court heard of this, they threatened to resign and the plan was dropped. In 1954, Nehru wanted to supersede Justice M.C. Mahajan, and appoint Justice B.K. Mukherjee as the Chief Justice, however the Associate Judges again threatened to resign and the idea was dropped. Three years before superseding Justice Hegde, Mrs. Gandhi wanted to supersede Justice JC Shah, who was to succeed Justice Hidayatullah as the Chief Justice. However, Justice Hidayatullah threatened to resign along with the other associate Judges (except Justice Ray) if the supersession was carried out. It is believed that Justice Hidayatullah, also threatened Mrs. Gandhi that India was soon hosting an international convention of lawyers and if Justice Shah was superseded the whole world would know what happened. Similarly, Mrs. Gandhi’s government wanted to supersede Shah’s successor Justice S.M. Sikri as well, but the plan could not be carried out as the government’s plate was full handling the dispute within the Congress party. On Judge’s supersession, a Member of the Parliament had famously remarked that, ‘The boy who wrote the best essay got the prize’. The Court warded off the Executive interference in the appointment of the Chief Justice for the first 23 years, by threating to resign en banc if any attempt to supersede a Judge was made. However, in 1973 the Court’s unity was breached and Justice Ray accepted the post of the Chief Justice of India at the cost of Justice Hegde. Executive’s interreference in matters concerning the Judiciary, breaches the cardinal principal of separation of powers. Fortunately, there have been no further attempts at supersession in the Court and the seniority convention has remained intact.(± The author is a lawyer practicing in New Delhi. The post was first published on his personal blog “The ‘Basic’ Structure”. The author does not wish to offend or disrespect any member of the legal fraternity with this post. The facts and events stated in it have been reported in the public domain. The author has relied on four primary sources which are : ‘The Judges of the Supreme Court of India (1950-1989)’ by Gadbois Jr., ‘Neither Roses nor Thorns’ by Justice H.R. Khanna, ‘God Save the Hon’ble Supreme Court’ by Fali Nariman and ‘In Sua Causa: What the judiciary has done to itself’ (published in the Caravan) by Rahul Dev.) Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

‘Powers Of CCI & Arbitral Tribunal Not Overlapping’: Bombay HC Upholds Arbitral Award In Favour Of Mahyco Monsanto Biotech [Read Judgment]

first_imgCorporate’Powers Of CCI & Arbitral Tribunal Not Overlapping’: Bombay HC Upholds Arbitral Award In Favour Of Mahyco Monsanto Biotech [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 July 2020 10:27 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court has upheld the arbitral award allowing monetary claims of agri-business giant Mahyco Monsanto Biotech Ltd (MMB) against Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd and its associate companies with respect to Sub Licensing Agreements (SLA) concerning the use of Bt Cotton seeds.The arbitral award passed in January 2019 was challenged by Nuziveedu and its associates primarily on the ground that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court has upheld the arbitral award allowing monetary claims of agri-business giant Mahyco Monsanto Biotech Ltd (MMB) against Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd and its associate companies with respect to Sub Licensing Agreements (SLA) concerning the use of Bt Cotton seeds.The arbitral award passed in January 2019 was challenged by Nuziveedu and its associates primarily on the ground that the arbitral tribunal could not have adjudicated the matter when the Competition Commission of India (CCI) was examining if the SLA was anti-competitive.Along with the arbitral award, they also challenged the order passed by the Tribunal in 2017, rejecting the challenge raised to its jurisdiction under Section 16 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 citing the pendency of CCI proceedings.Rejecting the arguments of the petitioners, a single bench of Justice R D Dhanuka held that jurisdiction of the Arbitration Tribunal and the CCI were not overlapping with respect to the claims raised under the SLA (Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd vs Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (India) Pvt Ltd and connected cases). The Court noted that the Arbitral Tribunal, in this case, has only allowed the monetary claims made by the respondent by seeking enforcement of a contractual obligation which claim could not have been entertained or adjudicated upon by the CCI. “In my view, the tribunal rightly held that the adjudication by the tribunal shall be in the nature of the right and liability of the parties to the agreement and would relate to right in personam and not right in rem. If the arbitral tribunal would have held that it had no jurisdiction in the matter and would have dismissed the claim of the respondent, the respondent would not have any remedy at all. In the proceedings before the CCI, whatever may be the outcome, the respondent would not be able to get any effective relief or decree or award directing the petitioner herein to pay the particular amount to the respondent. The arbitral tribunal rightly held that the respondent had certain rights under the 2015 SLA and thus it must also have remedy for enforcement of such rights. If the challenge to the jurisdiction of the tribunal by the respondent is upheld, it would result in dismissal of the claim without adjudication of the merits and without granting any relief to him. The tribunal accordingly rightly held that wherever there is right, there is a remedy or where there is no wrong without remedy”, the Court observed.It was held that the jurisdiction of CCI under Competition Act and jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal under the 2015 SLA are altogether different and distinct and are not overlapping.  The Court noted that the Arbitral Tribunal was adjudicating on purely contractual disputes which fall within the realm of widely worded arbitration clause in the underlying contracts between the parties. The issue before CCI that whether the contracts are in violation of competition act are distinct from the issues before the Arbitral Tribunal which was whether Monsanto was entitled to its contractual dues. Further, the issues before CCI are still at large and in the absence of any declaration that the contracts are violative of Competition Act, the contracts have to be enforced. In the event CCI holds that the contracts are bad in the future, then there is enough remedy under Competition Act available to Nuziveedu to seek damages and compensation.The judgment stated : “In my view, since CCI did not have jurisdiction to grant any monetary claim for the sale of seeds under the 2015 SLA in favour of the respondent, the claims made by the  respondent before the arbitral tribunal being an action in personam, exclusive jurisdiction to entertain such claim in the nature of an action in personam would vest only with the Civil Court or with the arbitral tribunal, as the case may be. There being an existence of arbitration agreement between the parties, such claim could be granted only by the arbitral tribunal. if the CCI comes to the conclusion in the pending proceedings that the said 2015 SLA is in violation of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002, based on such finding of the CCI or the order of the Appellate Tribunal in an appeal against any finding of the CCI or under Section 42 A or Section 53Q (2) of the Act, the petitioner in that event, would entitled to seek claim for compensation against the respondent including the amount paid, if any, by the petitioner by implementing the impugned arbitral award”.The Court also held that the ouster clause in Section 61 of the Competition Act was not attracted in the case as the nature of disputes under the consideration of Arbitration Tribunal and the CCI were different.”In so far as the reliance placed by the learned senior counsel on Section 61 of the Competition Act in support of the submission that the powers of the Civil Court or the arbitral tribunal, as the case may be, are excluded under the said provision to determine any matter which the CCI or the Appellate Tribunal is empowered to determine under the provision of the Competition Act is concerned, in my view, reliance placed on the said provision to exclude the powers of the arbitral tribunal to decide the monetary claim in this case is totally misplaced. The arbitral tribunal cannot decide the issue whether the said 2015 SLA was anti-competitive or was in violation of Section 3 of the Competition Act or not and deserves to be declared as void or required modification but has power to award monetary claim under such agreement.In my view, merely because the petitioner had raised an issue that the 2015 SLA was void or anti-competitive or that the respondent no.1 had abused the dominant position and those issues could be decided only by the CCI, it would not preclude the arbitral tribunal from deciding the monetary claims made before it which were not within the jurisdiction of the CCI”.Recently, the Delhi HC had held that the jurisdiction of the CCI to entertain complaints regarding abuse of dominance by MMB in respect to patent rights was not excluded by the Patents Act.Monsanto was represented in the Bombay HC by Mr. Iqbal Chagla, Mr. Janak Dwarkadas, Mr. Pravin Samdani, Mr. Sharan Jagtiani – Senior Advocates, Mr. Rishi Agrawal & Mr. Karan Luthra Parter Agrawal Law Associates, Mr. Shantanu Agarwal and Mr. Ramanujan, Mr Shriraj Dhru of Dhru & Co., Mumbai.The petitioners were represented by Senior Advocates Darius Khambata and Navroz Seervai.Click here to download judgmentRead Judgment Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday October 10th

first_img Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday October 10th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 10, 2019 Previous articleDonegal Intermediate Final – The ManagersNext articleGaels & Buncrana tussle for Dr McCloskey Cup News Highland Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday October 10th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/10news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitterlast_img read more