Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileInterlinked Technologies Plc develops, manufactures and markets porcelain and jointing materials for the energy, telecommunications and industrial sectors in Nigeria. The company was established to market and distribute the innovative Heat Shrink Technology pioneers by Raychem Corporation of Menlo Park, California. It has diversified into component design and manufacture, systems designs and upgrades, procurement and installation of complete power distribution substations and networks and engineering facility management. The ceramic products are marketed under the brand name Insulex and Aquakleen. Interlinked Technologies Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Lagos and has a liaison office in Abuja for infrastructural development work in the Federal Capital Territory. Interlinked Technologies Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) 2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUniversal Partners Limited is a capital investment holding company. The company invests in growth businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe in general. Universal Partners Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
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Diocese of Fort Worth evangelism campaign seeks out those wounded by the church Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY A group from the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth at the Tarrant County Gay Pride Parade in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 5. Photo: Diocese of Fort Worth[Episcopal News Service] Slogans like “All are welcome!” and “God loves you – no exceptions!” are a common sight at Episcopal churches, but one diocese is expanding on those messages and making them more specific, targeting those who need to hear them most.In October, the Diocese of Fort Worth in Texas launched an evangelism initiative “aimed at the unchurched, the dechurched, those wounded by the church, those who sometimes are told that God hates them,” with a website as its centerpiece: godlovesall.info.“God doesn’t hate. God loves all,” it proclaims on its homepage, and its pages focus on topics associated with division and exclusion in American Christianity, with headings like “LGBT,” “Racial Justice” and “(Re)Marriage.” The pages explain The Episcopal Church’s views on these topics and what the church – especially the Diocese of Fort Worth – is doing to address them. The site also features video testimonials from clergy and parishioners with titles like “Women priests? Yes, women priests” and “Will God love me if I’m gay? Yes.”“Come in. Sit awhile. Explore. It’s safe here,” the homepage concludes.The website is the brainchild of the Rev. Kevin Johnson, priest-in-charge at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Texas. Disappointed by the negative and exclusionary forms of Christianity that garner so much of the public’s attention – especially in his region – Johnson decided to counter those messages with the Episcopal message of unconditional love and acceptance.“I have become convinced, especially during my time in this particular parish, that The Episcopal Church has gifts that a lot of people in the world yearn to receive, but they don’t even know they exist, especially in our cultural context in north central Texas, which is very conservative,” Johnson told Episcopal News Service.Some of the most influential Christian ministers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area preach messages of hatred, claiming that “God hates you because you’re gay or God hates you because you’re a woman in power,” Johnson said.“There are too many people in our world who are being told right now that God sees them as an abomination or is ashamed of them in some way, that they have to change a core part of their being to be loved by God. … There are lots of people we’re talking to who have been chased out of their home by their parents because they’re gay or they’re transgender. Those are the people who desperately yearn to hear the good news that we carry. And that means having the courage to stand up and risk being vulnerable with that message.”That message – “God doesn’t hate” – might seem innocuous, but it’s more controversial than one might expect, and that’s precisely why it was chosen as the theme of the website.“We had to wrestle back and forth with this phrase a lot,” Johnson said. “But we finally decided to risk using the phrase ‘God does not hate you,’ which is really in your face for good-mannered Episcopalians.”“We got a lot of pushback at that,” said Katie Sherrod, the diocese’s communications coordinator. “Episcopalians don’t say things like that, that bluntly. ‘God doesn’t hate!’ And rightly so, we all recoil from the word ‘hate.’ … But when that’s been actually said to you – ‘God hates you, God hates who and what you are’ – you hear that phrase, ‘God doesn’t hate,’ in a whole different way.”“We’re all comfortable talking about God’s love,” Johnson added. “I mean, that’s just our cultural norm. But pointedly saying ‘God does not hate’ carries tangential messaging that directly counters a lot of the public messaging that gets put out over the airwaves in our region.”And it seems hatred is increasingly less of an abstract concept and more of an action, making it all the more necessary to counter it with a message of love. Sherrod and Johnson have seen it firsthand.“Texas has the highest rate of murdered transgender [people of any state], and Dallas is the epicenter of that,” Sherrod told ENS. “So we were seeing real life-and-death consequences to that message that God hates you. And then you have a man who drove from Dallas to El Paso to shoot immigrants, Hispanic people in a Walmart. We were being hit in the face with murderous results of that message that God hates you. And it just became more and more urgent for us to get this message there.”Johnson wanted to reach people directly, especially people who might not want to walk into a church, so Johnson asked the diocese for funding to do marketing and outreach.“At the local parish level, we’ve kind of test-driven the practice of raising community awareness about our values, practices and gifts in very purposeful, straight-up marketing ways. We’re really not afraid to say we have a good product that people want,” Johnson said.Bishop J. Scott Mayer got on board, and it developed into a broader evangelism campaign, but “our main goal is not to get people in our pews,” Sherrod explained. “Our main goal is to show people how to have a closer relationship with God – hopefully in and through The Episcopal Church, but if that doesn’t happen, we’re fine with that. If they find God through anything we tell them, that’s fine with us.”The website was completed in time for the Fort Worth Pride parade, at which a group from the diocese passed out cards with the URL.Members of the Diocese of Fort Worth hold up banners at the Tarrant County Gay Pride Parade on Oct. 5. Photo: Diocese of Fort Worth“As a road test, it was astonishingly successful,” Sherrod said. “People were very moved by that message.”“We all got matching T-shirts that say ‘God doesn’t hate’ with the URL on it. We had banners, and then at the booth, we interacted with people … and that gave us the opportunity to talk and look people in the eye directly and give them a business card with the URL on it and just say, ‘Hey, you might want to go check this out,’” Johnson said.Johnson and Sherrod said they’ve gotten vitriolic responses to the website from other Christians and some criticism from within their own diocese, although the diocese’s painful history has given its members some crucial perspective. Even its most traditional, conservative members know what it feels like to be rejected and excluded by the church. In 2008, a majority of clergy and lay leaders in the Diocese of Fort Worth voted to leave The Episcopal Church and join the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone over doctrinal differences on topics like same-sex marriage and the ordination of women. Now there are two entities calling themselves the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth: the original diocese associated with The Episcopal Church and the breakaway group that is now part of the Anglican Church in North America.That breakaway group claimed some of the Episcopal diocese’s properties, including the original building of St. Alban’s, the parish in which Johnson grew up and which he now leads. The congregation has been worshipping in a theater ever since.“The folks got kicked out of their church because they were, as I like to gently say, they were too spiritually generous,” Johnson said. “So we’re in this crazy context, which allows for risk and vulnerability.”“A lot of people here know what the phrase ‘wounded by the church’ means because of the split we went through. So even very privileged white people in our pews have some sense of what that means,” Sherrod added.For Johnson, the risk and vulnerability the diocese has experienced lend themselves well to evangelism and have made this campaign stand out.“This was different because it really started out with a question that I’ve never seen [being asked], which is, What is God asking us to risk in order to better communicate our unique share of the good news to the community in which we live?”One thing the diocese has risked by undertaking this campaign is discomfort among its more conservative members, but the bonds forged in the aftermath of the split have proven able to withstand that discomfort.“There are still people uncomfortable with it,” Sherrod told ENS. “But they’re willing to live in that zone of discomfort. Because they get it. … We’ve had a lot of people here who’ve learned to be uncomfortable with stuff for the last 10 years. We have conservatives in our pews who have stayed with us even though they’re a little uncomfortable with some of the stuff the church is doing. But they feel loved in their parishes, and so they’re hanging in there.”Aside from the kind of in-person advertising they did at the Pride parade, the diocese has been promoting the website through targeted Facebook ads and hopes to reach even further into the community with grant funding.“As we move toward 2020, we’re thinking bigger,” Sherrod said. “I mean, why not? We’re hoping for billboards, for banners in downtown Fort Worth, … with movie screen ads, things like that, because we’re becoming increasingly confident that the place we’re sending them is a place that they will feel safe and comfortable being.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSBreaking NewsHomicideOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleApopka-based business owner named Habitat ChairmanNext articleUpdating Breaking News: Homicide victim in South Apopka identified Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Breaking News:From the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeThe Orange County Fire and Rescue Department responded to an apparent medical call on Celeste Drive in South Apopka this morning between 9-10 AM, but when they arrived they called the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The man, authorities say, had trauma to his body and had died from his injuries.Deputies said the man is 62 years old, but his name and manner of death were not released. They also witheld his profession or the type of work he was doing.A homicide investigation is underway.“The community can feel safe at this time,” said Orange County Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte. “We do have deputies canvassing the neighborhood and no one is in danger.” She also said deputies are not searching for any suspects or a person of interest in connection with the crime, but would not say if anyone is being questioned or is in custody.This is a breaking news story, and no other details are known at this time. The Apopka Voice will update this story as more details are known.The OCSO is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. today, or have any details to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477). Please enter your name here
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Photographs: Kai NakamuraArchitect In Charge:Onishimaki, Hyakudayuki ArchitectsCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. This is a house designed for a couple in Tokyo. Since the site was surrounded by streets on its three sides, we thought about incorporating the remaining street that continues from the city into the house. The street twist around the house, transforming into an outdoors stairway, a greenhouse-like terrace, a garden leading to the tea ceremony room, and continuing eventually to the rooftop. By wrapping the house with the street, we created a home that can be directly entered from the outside through seven different entryways.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Kai NakamuraWhen a house has many entrance, it also becomes a house with many faces. For example, guests are invited to enter from a bright entrance close to the street side, whereas if the residents were to come home alone, they would slip through a door between the walls in the back. When a group of people arrive they would climb the outdoor stairway to enter directly to the second-floor, using the large terrace with a bench as a large entrance hall. If the guest room on the third-floor were to be rented out to a friend, the small garden facing the room will become its private entry. To enter the low-lit tea ceremony room, people would use the very low and narrow entrance called nijiri-guchi across the rooftop garden.Save this picture!Courtesy of Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki ArchitectsSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Kai NakamuraAlthough it is only a single house, one approaches it differently depending on where they enter, as if they are accessing a completely different world. Beside the outdoor approaches, there are other elements inside such as an elevator that runs vertically through the floors, and stairway that passes between the narrow spaces. When traveling through the house, the indoor and outdoor experiences naturally merge into one another. With daybeds, kitchen, and a table by the window, the house became a three-dimension, city-like home dispersed with many places along its line of flow.Save this picture!Courtesy of Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessReconsidering School Design: Indoor and Outdoor Learning as a Solution for a Healthy…Architecture NewsMVRDV Transforms Disused Urban Factory into Creative Hub in Shenzhen, ChinaArchitecture News Share House H / Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse H / Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki ArchitectsSave this picture!© Kai Nakamura+ 22Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945840/house-h-onishimaki-plus-hyakudayuki-architects Clipboard Japan House H / Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki Architects Architects: Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Houses CopyHouses•Japan Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945840/house-h-onishimaki-plus-hyakudayuki-architects Clipboard Area: 215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Year: ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOnishimaki + Hyakudayuki ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramOn FacebookJapanPublished on August 18, 2020Cite: “House H / Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki Architects” 18 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
News to go further The BBC announced, on 15 january, that it stopped broadcasting its daily news bulletin, called Sairbeen, on Pakistan’s Aaj TV because of “continued interferences” (photo: BBC – RSF). Voice of America, which also produces a daily Urdu-language news show for AAJ TV, has also reported “occasional disruptions” by the TV channel and “occasional censorship of content within a show without prior warning.” January 28, 2021 Find out more News The “interference” cited by the BBC is a euphemism for AAJ TV’s censorship of certain content because of constant pressure from Pakistan’s political and military establishment. Organisation “We have experienced interference in our news bulletins since October 2020 and gave AAJ TV ample time to return the programme to air,” BBC World Service director James Angus said, adding that any interference constitutes a “serious breach of trust with our audiences.” News April 21, 2021 Find out more “By deciding to terminate its contract with AAJ TV, the BBC has refused to bow to the dictates that the Pakistani authorities impose on the broadcast media,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We call on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government to stop interfering in the news media’s editorial decisions. Such practices are fundamentally anti-democratic and recall the worst periods of military dictatorship in Pakistan.” Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire January 25, 2021 Censorship forces BBC to withdraw news show from Pakistani TV Follow the news on Pakistan A few days later, three TV news channels were suddenly suspended from cable networks at the behest of the regulatory authorities in reprisal for broadcasting an opposition leader’s news conference. News PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Conflicts of interestInternetFreedom of expression PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Conflicts of interestInternetFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Receive email alerts Pakistan’s regulators don’t hesitate to censor TV news channels when their content fails to reflect the views of the civilian or military authorities. In June 2019, TV screens suddenly went blank during a Geo News interview with a former president because TV cable operators disconnected transmission at the military high command’s behest. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists RSF_en Pakistan is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. For the time being, the BBC’s daily Urdu-language TV news programme can still be viewed online in Pakistan. But a proposal for regulating audiovisual content on the Internet that was published last year (and was the subject of an RSF analysis) poses a grave threat to the future of editorial freedom for online journalistic content. June 2, 2021 Find out more Suspension Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regrets that the BBC has had to stop broadcasting a daily Urdu-language news bulletin on Pakistan’s AAJ TV because of constant “inference” by the Pakistani TV channel, under pressure from the authorities. RSF condemns this brazen censorship and calls on Pakistan’s government to stop meddling in media content. Produced by the BBC’s Urdu Service and broadcast on privately-owned AAJ TV since 2015, the 30-minute daily news programme, called Sairbeen, had been suspended since October. The BBC finally announced on 15 January that it was terminating its contract with the Pakistani TV channel with immediate effect. Dictates
Joshua Molo is the editor of UE Dawn, the student newspaper at Manila’s University of the East (image: Ralph de Jesus / Far Eastern University Advocate).. Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Organisation Their victim was Joshua Molo, the editor of UE Dawn, the student newspaper at Manila’s University of the East, who had posted criticism of the government’s “inaction” on Facebook. Molo was summoned before the “barangay” (community council) in the San Fernando Sur district of his hometown, Cabiao, 95 km north of Manila, for a “mediation” meeting at midday on 5 April in response to a complaint by three of his former high school teachers, who are Duterte supporters. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that supporters of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pressured a student newspaper editor into issuing a public apology and, in effect, renouncing his right to free speech after he criticized the government’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Online freedoms Covid19Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment May 3, 2021 Find out more Totalitarian practice News to go further Molo said the teachers threatened to sue him for libel, while barangay officials threatened to have him arrested if he did not issue an apology and pledge not to criticize the government again. Unable to afford the legal costs of defending himself in a lawsuit, he gave a public apology in a video posted on Facebook at around 1:30 pm. Two other journalists, Mario Batuigas and Amor Virata, are facing the possibility of up to two months in prison as a result of charges brought by the police on 28 March under a new law penalizing “false information” about the coronavirus crisis although “false information” is not legally defined. “It is absolutely intolerable that a student journalist has been harassed by his elders in this way to the point of having to renounce his right to freedom of expression,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. February 16, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 7, 2020 – Updated on May 6, 2020 Philippine journalist forced to apologize for criticizing coronavirus “inaction” Receive email alerts “Forcing dissidents to make public apologies is the prerogative of totalitarian regimes. That this practice is taking place in the Philippines today speaks volumes about the current state of democracy in this country under President Duterte.” News News June 1, 2021 Find out more Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago The Philippines is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Online freedoms Covid19Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped News Follow the news on Philippines