NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (NICO.zw) 2013 annual report.Company ProfileNICOZDIAMOND Insurance provides short-term insurance solutions for the personal, business and commercial sectors. The personal insurance and all-risk portfolios cover private households aswell as all outbuildings, pool pumps, gates and walls, and extended to cover movable content in private dwellings, motor vehicle insurance for private-use vehicles with a carrying capacity of over 2-tons and used for private purposes, jewelry, cameras, mobile phones, sports equipment, bicycles, spectacles and mobile devices. The company was established in 2002 with the merger of National Insurance Company of Zimbabwe and Diamond Insurance Company; it operates in three countries (Zimbabwe, Uganda and Malawi); has consistently received A-rating status from the Global Credit Rating Company in South Africa; and is one of the few short-term insurance companies in Zimbabwe to hold an ISO certification from the Standards Association of Zimbabwe. Nicoz Diamond Insurance Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Albany, NY Press Release Service Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps: Applications accepted for 2019-2020 placements Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Oct 18, 2018 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) offers exciting opportunities to serve, learn, and share while spending a year living and working with communities around the world.“From working as ship-visiting chaplains with the Mission to Seafarers in Hong Kong and New Zealand to teaching in church-run primary and secondary schools in Costa Rica and Tanzania or supporting the transformation of sustainable development work in the Philippines, YASC volunteers build relationships with communities around the Anglican Communion and develop global perspectives on life and faith that stay with them for a lifetime,” said Elizabeth Boe, Episcopal Church Mission Personnel Officer. “We see this ministry as a way to support young adults in leadership development as they explore their faith in new ways, engage with diverse viewpoints, and offer their gifts and skills in new contexts.”Open to Episcopalians ages 21-30, applications are now available for 2019-2020 placements with the Young Adult Service Corps, the international missionary program of the Episcopal Church. YASC volunteers are currently serving throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, working alongside partners in administration, agriculture, communication, development, and education. They are serving with ministries in Costa Rica, England, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Tanzania.Potential placements for 2019-2020 include (but are not limited to) Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Honduras, Hong Kong, Panama, the Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, and Tanzania.The application for a 2019-2020 placement with additional information and instructions is available here.Former YASC volunteer Jared Grant describes his YASC experience as “a completely transformative experience in every way possible. I came into the program with the pessimistic view of ‘mission work’ being something that was outdated, ill-informed, and out of touch with the Church that I knew and loved. YASC provided me the opportunity to work with and develop ministries that respect the humanity in all of us, ministries that protect the sanctity of creation, ministries that seek the crazy idea of peace in a world that seems determined to head the other way. It turned out that my idea of ‘mission work’ was the thing that was outdated, not mission work itself. I’m still proud to call myself a missionary of the Church.” Following his YASC service in Lesotho and Italy, Grant chose to explore a theological education at Virginia Theological Seminary where he is now a student.The application deadline is Friday, January 11, 2019. The Rev. David Copley, Director of Global Partnerships and Mission Personnel, noted, “YASC builds on the foundation of faith, knowledge, education and experience that young adults bring with them when they serve and offers opportunities to be challenged and transformed by being fully present in another part of God’s world. Missionary service is first and foremost an act of faith and a way of being Church.”For more information contact Boe.Additional information about YASC, videos, and blogs are available at episcopalchurch.org/yasc. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Back to Press Releases Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Young Adult Service Corps Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC
The winter months are a perfect time to dig in and tackle easy DIY projectsFor an updated home you’ll enjoy all year long, these five simple home improvement projects are incredibly easy, affordable and can be completed in three hours or less.Marvelous mirrorsMirror, mirror, on the wall, you’re looking a little shabby. Mirrors are timeless decor options, but the frames can look dated over time. Breathe new life into an old mirror by painting the frame a rich, modern color that pops within the current color scheme. Another idea is to clean the frame and adhere mosaic tiles along the edge for a crafty, custom look.Handsome hardwareOld hardware makes any room look like a relic of yesteryear. A complete replacement can be costly, so instead opt to paint existing hardware. Simply remove and clean to eliminate grime. Then use one of 11 colors of Krylon(R) Premium Metallic, like Pewter Gray or White Copper, to create a lustrous, high-gloss metallic finish in just a few coats. A tip for painting hardware is to use an old egg carton. Turn the egg carton upside down, secure the hardware to the egg cups and spray away!Dazzling doorsDingy doors can get a stylish update with minimal effort when you add some interesting detailing to the panels. Leftover wallpaper, for example, can be adhered to the panel sections for an eye-catching look. Another fun option, especially for kids’ rooms, is to spray paint panels with chalkboard paint. Then kids can customize drawings and messages whenever they’d like with chalk markers.Lovely lampsThose old lamps still have a lot of life left in them – they just need a fresh color and finish. Metallic colors are trending for 2017, so add a modern touch to treasured lamps with a fresh coat of spray paint. Use Krylon(R) Shimmer Metallic for some extra shine and shimmer to transform an old lamp into a new statement piece.Cheeky ChairsWood chairs are a household essential, but because they are used so frequently, they suffer a lot of wear and tear. There’s no need to replace when the finish is dull; just add some colorful pizzazz by painting with Krylon(R)ColorMaster(TM) Paint + Primer spray paint. No primer is needed, plus it dries in 10 minutes or less so you save time. Vivid shades like Gloss Emerald Green and Satin Burgundy are guaranteed to pop. Follow the simple directions below to revamp your own wooden chairs:Materials:Krylon(R) ColorMaster(TM) Paint +PrimerProtective gloves and eye wearDrop cloth to protect work surfaceSandpaperTack clothInstructions:1. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is in a well-ventilated area.2. Read the spray paint can label for proper safety and application instructions and guidance on how to apply it.3. Prep chair surface by lightly sanding. Then wipe down the surface with a tackcloth to remove dust and particles.4. Apply even coats of ColorMaster Paint+Primer to the chair in a side-to-side motion. Slightly overlap each spray, working from the top down.5. Recoat, per instructions, until the chair’s surface is completely covered.6. Allow paint to dry completely. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSDIYhomeIdeasImprovementProjects Previous articleCelebrate 100 years of majesty with a visit to a national parkNext articleOn this day: Washington delivers first State of the Union Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
Boston workers picket Veolia.Photo: Garry MurchisonThe attempt by Veolia, an international conglomerate, to bust the Boston School Bus Drivers Union has created a widespread fightback movement. Its next focus is Solidarity Day 2 (SD2), a demonstration set for Feb. 1 outside the company’s headquarters.The struggle to rehire the four illegally fired leaders of United Steelworkers Local 8751 has become a household name in Boston’s movement. The Massachusetts AFL-CIO has backed the struggle, other unions have signed on, and many community-based organizations — from the Coalition for Equal Quality Education to local African-American radio station Touch 106.1 — are mobilizing for it.Boston-area union activists with SEIU 1199, the Boston Teachers Union and American Postal Workers Local 100 are supporting the rally, as well as community and activist groups like Nation of Islam, Industrial Workers of the World and Roxbury-based Safety Net. Vans and buses are coming from Baltimore, New York and Rhode Island.Boston is fast becoming ground zero for the growing movement against Veolia.At the center of Boston’s movement and keeping it alive is the local’s dynamic rank and file. Going into the fourth month of the struggle — a time when momentum might be expected to fade — this predominantly immigrant workforce of Haitian and Cape Verdean drivers continues to mobilize in large numbers.On Jan. 23, more than 100 drivers staged a demonstration/occupation of Veolia’s offices during a step 2 grievance hearing about the four fired drivers. Members set up a picket line, then spilled into the central office room, the hallways and adjoining office spaces, refusing the company’s orders to leave.Exuberant mobilizing meetings for SD2 have taken place at the city’s four bus yards. The harsh weather has led these impromptu gatherings of dozens of drivers, which are usually called yard meetings, to take place in Veolia buildings, right under the noses of the union-busting bosses. The fired drivers — Garry Murchison, Andre Francois, Steve Kirschbaum and Steve Gillis — have been motivating the crowds with speeches and stacks of leaflets for SD2.This defiant determination on the part of the school bus drivers has been there from the beginning of this struggle. On Nov. 9, 600 drivers (out of 870) marched through Boston for Solidarity Day 1, and on Nov. 21, 300 packed Boston City Council chambers.The drivers know that the fight to rehire the union leaders is about resisting a broader, austerity-based attack on their wages and benefits. Since taking over Boston’s school bus contract in July, Veolia has switched providers in order to lower insurance benefits, shorted wages due to an unauthorized GPS-based pay system and violated the members’ seniority.Attacks on desegregated educationA known union-buster, Veolia was hired in Boston as part of an orchestrated assault on desegregated education. The successful struggle to win busing and equal-access education in the 1970s has confronted an unrelenting campaign ever since from entrenched racist elements in the city establishment.In 2009, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union joined educators and community forces in a successful campaign to beat back the “five-zone plan,” an attempt by the heads of the Boston Public Schools to reduce the number of schools open to students under a decades-old three-zone plan.But the forces of reaction haven’t given up. This month marks the Boston schools’ implementation of an updated incarnation of that plan, with the “zone plan” being replaced by an “algorithm.”Promoted as a neutral, computer-based calculation, the algorithm drastically limits the choice of schools for African-American and Latino/a families. It also dismantles the right to busing won in the 1970s through the people’s struggle.A successful lawsuit by Black parents to desegregate Boston’s schools had established the practice of busing, which the movement then protected as a right. Anti-racist demonstrations and the School Bus Drivers Union eventually beat back the fascist, city-backed mobs who had violently attacked Black students.A Jan. 27 article in the Boston Globe admits that the algorithm replaces the “plan to comply with court-ordered desegregation.” It shows that parents and students now face drastically reduced choices in what schools they are allowed to pick.The new system also separates siblings from each other — unless parents know to request the older siblings’ school, which the article admits they often do not. And it narrows choices even further for students who have special needs requirements.The article begins with the example of a parent who thought that the elimination of zones meant that she had more choices, not less. Apparently, the Boston Public Schools’ promotional campaign on the new system has been more propaganda- based than informational. No wonder. The campaign’s billboards across Boston were paid for by none other than Veolia Transportation.Veolia has become the target of multiple communities and movements in the U.S. On Feb. 8, Local 8751 Vice President and fired driver Steve Gillis will travel to San Francisco for a national conference. “The Fight Against VEOLIA: Stop Privatization, Defend Human Rights & the Environment” will unite many forces fighting the criminal corporation. With its union-busting activities, privatization plans and support for Israeli apartheid, Veolia is inadvertently helping to unite different forces in the political spectrum into a new people’s movement in the age of austerity.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
China Purchases More U.S. Corn as Fears of Shortages Increase Previous articleEnrollment Begins for 2021 ARC, PLCNext articleMajor Dry Stretch Showing Up in Ft. Wayne Area Yields NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE By NAFB News Service – Oct 14, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE Private exporters report more large sales of U.S. corn to China. On Wednesday, USDA reported two large export sales, one of 420,000 metric tons and another totaling 264,000 metric tons for the new 2020-21 crop year.China needs to continue increased corn purchases to reach the lofty targets included in the Phase One agreement with the United States.However, China is still behind pace to do so this year. There are increased fears of corn shortages in China.Corn futures hit a new record-high this week of 2,595 yuan, valued at $385.14 per metric ton. China’s corn output is expected to fall this year after typhoons flattened crops in some parts of the country, further stoking supply concerns after Beijing ran down its massive state stockpiles over the last several years, according to Reuters. Home Indiana Agriculture News China Purchases More U.S. Corn as Fears of Shortages Increase
WLS-TV(WASHINGTON) — He served two combat tours in Afghanistan.He then developed a drug habit his family blames on PTSD and he went to prison for selling cocaine.Now, U.S. Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr. has been deported to Mexico, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a decision Sen. Tammy Duckworth says “is based more on hate than logic.”It marks the end of a five-year fight for former Army Pfc. Perez, 38, who his family says mistakenly believed his military service made him a U.S. citizen by default.Perez was flown from Gary, Ind., to Brownsville, Texas, Friday where he was escorted across the U.S.-Mexico border and handed over to Mexican authorities, an ICE statement said.A native of Mexico, Perez came to the U.S. legally when he was eight-years-old and grew up in Chicago. He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan before being discharged with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago.After being discharged from the Army, Perez pleaded guilty to selling cocaine and served about seven years in prison.Perez’s mother, Esperanza Medina, told ABC News her son never formally filed for citizenship because he misunderstood the rules governing the process. As a result, Perez was placed into removal proceedings by ICE in 2012 while serving his prison sentence.Perez’s lawyer and family attribute his conviction to a period when Perez was self-medicating for pain related to his time in the service, they said.Perez’s attorney, Christopher Bergin, added that Perez “was blown out of his Jeep in Kandahar,” and that he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the blast. Perez told The Chicago Tribune last month that grenade and roadside bomb explosions during his tours led him to lose much of his hearing and suffer headaches.After returning home from Afghanistan, Perez told the Tribune he longed for the adrenaline rush from combat and eventually turned to cocaine. He ultimately opted for an early discharge from the Army after failing a drug test, he told the Tribune.Sara Walker, who works at Perez’s family’s church, Lincoln United Methodist Church in Chicago, told ABC News that Perez told her he turned to drugs for relief. Lincoln United Methodist Church helped connect Perez’s family to Bergin, who is handling the case pro bono.“He told me that when he made that mistake he was drinking and doing drugs 24/7,” Walker said.ICE officials say the agency respects the service and sacrifice of those in military service and is very deliberate in its review of cases involving U.S. military veterans.Perez’s story became a cause celebre, with Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D.-Ill., fighting on his behalf. Upon news of the deportation, Duckworth released a statement Saturday saying, “This case is a tragic example of what can happen when national immigration policies are based more in hate than on logic and ICE doesn’t feel accountable to anyone. At the very least, Miguel should have been able to exhaust all of his legal options before being rushed out of the country under a shroud of secrecy.”“I am appalled that Secretary Nielsen did not respond to my personal appeal asking merely that she review Miguel’s case and decide for herself whether deporting this brave combat Veteran was a good use of DHS’ limited resources. I will be looking into additional oversight options in the near future to protect this from happening to any other combat Veteran,” Duckworth said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
wsfurlan/iStock(PHOENIX) — A 4-month-old baby died Tuesday after being left inside a van in Phoenix, authorities said. The young child appeared to have been dead for hours when firefighters arrived on the scene Tuesday afternoon, as temperatures reached above 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Arizona’s sun-drenched capital. The vehicle was parked outside a school district office where one of the child’s parents works, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.The Phoenix Police Department is investigating the incident.Detectives believe the parent didn’t realize the baby was in the car until leaving work for the day.The Washington Elementary School District released a statement Tuesday evening, confirming the death of an employee’s child outside its service center.“Our hearts go out to our staff member, his family and all of his colleagues who are grieving this tragic loss,” the school district said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection(SAN DIEGO) — Authorities are revealing what they called “the longest illicit cross-border tunnel” from Mexico to the San Diego area.The tunnel, which begins in Tijuana, Mexico, was located in an industrial area a half-mile from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry and was concealed by a small industrial building, according to a Wednesday news release by the U.S. Border Patrol San Diego sector and its partners.Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke said during a news conference Wednesday that the initial discovery had been made on the U.S. side due to “intelligence gathering and technologies.” He would not specify which technologies had been used.“With the help of Mexico, we were able to exact a location of the tunnel itself,” he said.The tunnel along the Southwest border “travels north into the U.S. bending slightly west and extending an astonishing 4,068 ft. from the border, with a total length of 4,309 feet,” the news release said.The tunnel, which measures 5.5 feet tall and 2 feet wide, “includes an extensive rail and cart system, forced air ventilation, high voltage electrical cables and panels, an elevator at the tunnel entrance and a complex drainage system,” the news release said. The tunnel also has an average depth of 70 feet from the surface.“They could’ve smuggled any … contraband they wanted to,” Heitke said Wednesday. “They’ll try anything they can to get their illicit products into the United States.”Border Patrol said that an offshoot of the tunnel had been found at approximately 3,529 feet into the U.S.“This offshoot traveled several feet then came to an end without breaching the surface. The main tunnel extended another city block at which point agents discovered several hundred sandbags blocking the suspected former exit of the tunnel in the Otay Mesa warehouse district within the U.S.,” Border Patrol said in its release.Border Patrol said no arrests or seizures had been made after the tunnel’s discovery.“The sophistication and length of this particular tunnel demonstrates the time-consuming efforts transnational criminal organizations will undertake to facilitate cross-border smuggling,” said Cardell T. Morant, acting special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations San Diego, in the release.Authorities said the second-longest tunnel in the U.S., which was found in San Diego in 2014, was a little less than 3,000 feet long.“As efforts to strengthen security on our Southern border increase, Mexican drug cartels are forced underground to smuggle their deadly drugs into the United States,” said Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge John W. Callery. “The sophistication of this tunnel demonstrates the determination and monetary resources of the cartels.”An investigation into the tunnel was ongoing, authorities said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Written by December 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State beats Eastern Washington 84-72 in Big Sky opener FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Caleb Nero scored a career-high 19 points and Weber State pulled away early in the second half to beat Eastern Washington 84-72 on Saturday in a Big Sky Conference opener.The Wildcats had a 37-33 halftime lead and opened the second half with a 20-3 run. Michal Kozak scored all seven of his points during the stretch and capped it with a 3-pointer with 13 minutes remaining.Weber State (7-5, 1-0) has won back-to-back games since snapping a three-game skid. Eastern Washington (2-10, 0-1) has lost seven of its last eight.Nero was 7 of 8 from the floor, and his deep 3-pointer from the top of the arc gave the Wildcats a 78-58 lead with about three minutes left. Cody John added another 19 points and Jerrick Harding chipped in 18 for Weber State, which shot 53 percent (31 of 58) from the field.Mason Peatling scored 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting to lead Eastern Washington. Tags: Big Sky/Weber State Wildcats Basketball Associated Press
Please attach resume and cover letter indicating reference numberand a copy of your transcripts.Mary-Pat Maciolek, Chair732-906-2538 A Master’s Degree in an appropriate discipline is required. Relatedwork experience required. Community college and/or postsecondaryteaching experience is preferred. Knowledge and/or experience inlearning technologies preferred.Supplemental Information DayMinimum Qualifications