Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) 2012 abridged results.Company ProfileWema Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings account, loans and overdrafts to revolving credit, warehouse financing, letters of credit and invoice discounting/receivable refinancing. Trade services include bills for collection, shipping documents handling, trade finance, invisible trade, offshore guarantees and advisory services. Other products and services support small and medium-sized enterprises, foreign exchange, cash management, retail management and integrated revenue services. Founded in 1945, Wema Bank Plc now as an extensive network of some 125 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Wema Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) 2020 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileBorder Timbers is a forestry and sawmilling company in Zimbabwe, with a long history in Manicaland. The company operates five forest estates and three sawmills; with the principal products being pine and eucalyptus. Established in 1979, Border Timbers is the amalgamation of three organisations; Border Eastern Forest Estates, Renfee Timbers (Pvt) Limited and Forestry Management Services. The company is a subsidiary of the Rift Valley Corporation, boasting a plantation size of 47 800 hectares. The forest estates are in Sheba, Charter and Tilbury; with a combined annual output of over 160 000 cubic metres, 95% of that is pine. Rough sawn timber is processed at factories in Mutare, and sold directly to the public. The Paulington Factory manufactures products for the veneer, plywood and blockboard market, and the Nyakamete Factory produces doors, shelves and other timber products for export. Border Timbers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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Top stocks for an ISA! 2 UK shares I’d buy for a long economic downturn Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Image source: Getty Images As much of the UK enters a second lockdown, it looks as if the dangers to the economic recovery are growing by the day. However, I don’t think we should stop buying UK shares. The beauty of investing is the wide choice on offer. This means I can invest in companies that should thrive and avoid those that may struggle in the weeks and months ahead. 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…With that in mind, here are two UK shares I’d buy right now for an economic downturn. UK shares to buy in an ISAThe first company I’d buy for a downturn is insurance group RSA (LSE: RSA). For many consumers, insurance is an essential item. For products such as home insurance or pet insurance, users have little choice but to shell out for these essentials. If they don’t, they’re running the risk of a potential hefty bill in the future. That’s why I think RSA is well-positioned for a prolonged economic downturn. 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Firm profits are expected to surge this year. Analysts have pencilled in a 44% increase in earnings for the current fiscal period. I think that makes HomeServe one of the fastest-growing companies on the London market. And as we settle into a second lockdown, I reckon this trend can continue particularly as we approach winter. There could be a rush in demand for the group’s services as customers, who are confined to their homes, request improvements. What’s more, HomeServe has a good record of acquiring other businesses to boost growth. I believe 2020’s influx in profits will provide additional firepower for the group to pursue this strategy in the years ahead, further improving the company’s growth trajectory. That’s why I’d buy the business as part of a portfolio of UK shares to weather the current economic turbulence. Rupert Hargreaves owns RSA Insurance. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Homeserve. 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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. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Jonathan Smith | Monday, 11th January, 2021 | More on: BP SMT Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The first week of 2021 is now behind us, and the pace is quickening. The FTSE 100 had a strong start, up over 400 points by the time Friday evening came.In terms of shares to buy in 2021, there are several that have already caught my eye. The Stocks and Shares ISA deadline is still three months away and with some of my allocation left, holding the new shares within the tax wrapper will enable me to not pay capital gains tax on any profits made. So if the shares I buy in 2021 rally hard, I’ll be thankful of being able to keep more of this profit for myself!5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A cheap oil giant?One stock that’s started the year strongly is BP (LSE:BP). In 2021, the share price is up over 15%, making it one of the shares I’m looking at buying. There’s always a strong correlation between BP and the oil price, for obvious reasons. WTI oil has moved around 10% higher in the past week, which is one reason why the share price has moved up as well. If we look at a longer timeframe, it’s clear the BP share price is at low levels. In November last year, it traded below 200p, levels not seen for decades. So when I’m looking at shares to buy right now for 2021, BP looks attractive. Contrarian investors might agree with me. BP’s financial results for last year weren’t pretty. The latest Q3 results showed a loss of $0.5bn, compounding the large loss of $16.8bn in Q2. Yet this is BP we’re talking about. It’s one of the largest firms in the oil sector, and has been in business for over 100 years. I don’t see the company being in this bad a position financially if we fast forward five years. From that angle, the low share price now as we enter 2021 makes it interesting for me to buy.A unconventional share to buy The Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE:SMT) is a fund that invests in other businesses. As such, when I buy the stock, my performance will be linked to how the assets held within the trust perform. Two things make opportunities for the trust to do well. One is manager skill, and the other is volatility. The fund is run by Baillie Gifford, which is a very well respected investment firm. So the first box gets a tick. In terms of volatility, 2020 definitely had plenty of that! As a result, the share price doubled in value over the course of the year.So why do I think that it’s still a good share to buy for 2021? Firstly, the managers haven’t changed. So I believe the administration and decisions that will be taken would be sound. Secondly, I think 2021 could easily be as volatile as last year. The events from the first week alone (from a third UK national lockdown to a US riot at Capitol Hill) highlight this.It’s an unconventional share to buy as it isn’t really a traditional company in a traditional sector, but that doesn’t put me off looking to buy it. Shares to buy in 2021: 2 FTSE 100 stocks I like for my ISA right now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Jonathan Smith
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Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN COVID-19, Featured Events Health & Healthcare By David PaulsenPosted May 19, 2020 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA West Virginia church dispatches mobile health unit for COVID-19 testing; congregations step up outreach Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 [Episcopal News Service] In 2017, St. James’ Episcopal Church in Lewisburg, West Virginia, led a coalition of community partners in forming a plan to create a mobile health unit – a 16-foot box trailer outfitted with a small exam room – that health agencies could take around the county, especially to support their work with people suffering from opioid addiction.With $10,000 in state grants and another $10,000 from the Diocese of West Virginia, the unit was finished in 2019 and dedicated in a ceremony held last November. It was first deployed as a pop-up substance abuse clinic on March 2, 2020.Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now the mobile health unit is being used by a local medical clinic to offer free COVID-19 tests. The partnership highlights the range of ways Episcopal churches in West Virginia are supporting their communities as they respond to the ongoing public health crisis. That work fits naturally with the church’s call to serve, said the Rev. Joshua Saxe, rector of St. James’.“When we talk about health and the church, we talk about spiritual health and well-being,” Saxe told Episcopal News Service. “But I think it’s a multifaceted approach, and health is mind, body and spirit. We are in a unique position to aid in the health of our community.”The need has only increased during the pandemic. On March 17, West Virginia became the last state to confirm its first coronavirus case, but since then, at least 1,500 people in the state have contracted the virus, including 68 who have died.As COVID-19 cases spread in March and April, dioceses across The Episcopal Church suspended in-person worship to help slow the rate of infection. With churches closed in the Diocese of West Virginia, congregations opened their hearts in other ways, as detailed recently in a diocesan publication.At St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Huntington, parishioners are stocking a “Blessing Box” with food and household items for people in need. Numerous churches in the diocese are finding ways to support their local food pantries. St. Timothy’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Hurricane has continued to make meals for its Neighbors Feeding Neighbors ministry, and Trinity Episcopal Church in Morgantown has distributed meals as well, including to homeless individuals served by a local shelter.Several other churches in the diocese are making masks for first responders and pharmacy workers. Christ Episcopal Church in Bluefield provided games and art supplies for residents of a children’s shelter. The diocese’s Highland Educational Project has donated food and cleaning supplies to agencies in McDowell County, one of the poorest counties in the country. And in Clarksburg, Christ Episcopal Church is ringing its 1870 bell every Sunday at 10 a.m. as a reminder of God’s love.“We are a church dispersed throughout the state … but we are still united together through our common faith in and love of Jesus,” West Virginia Bishop Mike Klusmeyer said in the diocese’s ministry summary.St. James’ ministers to a city of about 4,000 just off Interstate 64, a few miles west of the Virginia state line. Lewisburg is the county seat of Greenbrier County, whose 35,000 residents are spread across rural communities that extend into the hills east and west of the Greenbrier River. Median household income in the county is less than $40,000, and nearly 18% of residents live in poverty, according to census data.As with the rest of West Virginia, the county has dealt in recent years with spikes in illegal opioid use and overdoses, though residents also suffer from elevated rates of diabetes, heart disease and other health problems.“St. James’ mobile health unit is an attempt to bring medical care and oversight to the communities most in need. It is quickly deployable, and is ready to serve the people,” Klusmeyer said in an emailed statement to ENS. “The rector and people of St. James’ recognized the need for medical care, and quickly stepped up to provide this. Lives are already being touched.”The idea for the mobile health unit was hatched after heavy rain and flooding hit Greenbrier and other West Virginia counties hard in 2016. Sitting on a hill, St. James’ wasn’t directly affected by the floods, so during the emergency, the church became a hub for aid distribution. Saxe, while serving on a long-term recovery task force, read an article about Marshall University in Huntington and its use of a mobile health unit. He reached out to contacts at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg and asked if they’d be interested in trying something similar.“They were excited and said, ‘Let’s talk,’” Saxe told ENS.From there, he helped form a working group with other health agencies, including the county health department and the Greenbrier County Health Alliance. They envisioned the mobile health unit as a resource for responding to disasters, like the recent floods, as well as supporting ongoing health initiatives.“West Virginia, being a rural state, there’s a huge need for medical care in the outlying areas,” Saxe said. Medical care is more readily available in Lewisburg, “but you go 30 minutes in either direction, and you’re in health care dead zones.”He and other coalition partners secured the money needed to build the mobile health unit in 2018. They were able to reduce labor costs when Greenbrier East High School volunteered its construction trade students to work on the project. They finished their work in May 2019, and a local company, Open Road RV, added the final touches to the trailer.The Greenbrier County Health Department donated about $6,000 in medical equipment to outfit the unit, so it can function as “a physician’s exam room on wheels,” Saxe said.Along with the trailer, canopies are available to create additional covered outdoor space wherever the mobile health unit has been dispatched. Saxe plans to train volunteers from St. James’ to help set up and take down the tents, and the church also administers the unit on behalf of the community coalition.Since late March, the unit has been stationed in the parking lot of the Robert C. Byrd Clinic in Lewisburg so clinic staff can offer free COVID-19 tests. More than 1,000 tests have been conducted in Greenbrier County by the clinic and other health agencies, though only nine cases have been confirmed so far in the county.If the county is able to avoid a severe outbreak, Saxe said he looks forward to offering the mobile health unit to public health agencies for other uses.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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How long does re-modeling take? Didn’t I hear the mayor talking at one of the previous council meetings, about he and wife did some painting at the museum, and didn’t he say LAST YEAR? I will have to run the audio back to be sure, from the previous council meeting prior to last night’s meeting. Anyway, how many times have you all been in stores, or other places, and you see a sign that will state something of this nature: Please pardon our dust, or our disarray, as we are in the process of remodeling, painting, etc. Surely you all have seen signs such as this at businesses, or other places? Also they usually have an indication as to when it is expected to be finished…..I read one lady’s comment on another website where she stated that the walls have been painted and it looks very nice at the museum….so why is the museum not re-opened if it looks nice and has been painted? Apparently the walls have already been finished…..??? What is going on, seriously? Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply Are there plans to bulldoze the VFW/Apopka Community Center? Under the brownfield shared cities grant? I am suspicious of everything, because I am seeing our history of Apopka going down the drain, what little history we have left. Is the VFW building and the Fran Carlton Center next to succumb to Miley’s Wrecking Ball??????? UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 November 15, 2017 at 8:02 am Reply November 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm November 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm November 17, 2017 at 9:09 am 32 COMMENTS I see Mayor Juana is coming around parts of Apopka after all…..LOL So glad Orange County Commission voted all together in unity for what the majority of the voters approved and wanted, to help ill people cope with being able to purchase medical marijuana locally. I’ll tell you something else that sucks too. These bulbs that they came and installed in our street lights that are some kind of gas…..they totally suck, as they don’t hardly put out any light on our street. They might as well left in out, and not changed it. It was better before they put the new bulb in. The old light bulbs shined bright and white and really lit the street up, but not this dud, it is so dull and has a eerie yellowish hue that defeats the purpose. Reply The roads are super dangerous here because of how people drive here. THATS A FACT. There is no other place in this country where you have this much on-the-road stupidity as you have here. Don’t blame the tourists, foreigners, weather or road design. It’s HOW PEOPLE DRIVE HERE. That’s obvious! Just think, the politicians, promoters and developers want even more of this by claiming we need more growth! They want growth ONLY because of the profit in it for themselves. The average person here doesn’t want growth and that is a fact! Reply Yes, very glad to see the Orange County Commission approved dispensaries in the county for those ailing residents. City of Apopka approved Sunday liquor sales, but banned medical marijuana dispensaries for those in need. Just doesn’t make any sense! Reply Mama Mia Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSThe VOICE of Elections Previous articleFEMA deadline for hurricane assistance benefits extendedNext articleHow social media fires people’s passions – and builds extremist divisions Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I tell you, I am 100% totally shocked that even Charlie Rose, the very respected CBS longtime journalist, has been accused of sexual misconduct. The one person, that I would have never believed who would do such actions, that would be labeled as groping, and other sexual misconduct actions…..I thought it must be untrue! Then I read his statement he released…..wow, I am totally surprised. I couldn’t hardly believe the accusations against former President George H. W. Bush either, but he apologized too, so wow…..SMH Mama Mia When are the debates? Michael Heaton, you know what else doesn’t make sense? Wine drinking at city hall, that was allowed also…….LOL Mayor Land would have NEVER allowed that one! Oh I forgot, it was in the name of art….haha When are you candidates going to start the mudslinging??? Reggie wants you all to behave now, but Mama Mia doesn’t!…LOL Michelle Parker, the beautiful young mom and mobile Glow Tan business owner, has been missing 6 years, as of today. Her children are 9 years old now, and I believe they are twins. Her ex-husband is back in Central Florida currently now with the children, and Michelle’s mother still is not allowed to see the grandchildren that she dearly loves so much, because the father of the children will not allow her to see the children…..that has to be heartbreaking for Michelle’s mother. Prayers to Michelle’s mom……. Reply Reply Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here November 16, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply Reply November 16, 2017 at 10:03 pm Reply Reply November 17, 2017 at 8:50 am Reply Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he believes the women that accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. Well, I’ll be. Mitch McConnell surprised me, on this one. I just saw the most shocking news tidbit on Channel 6 News/Click Orlando….it lists I-4 as the most dangerous road in the US! I know it is dangerous, but I didn’t think with all the other roads in the US, and some really wild busy ones, it would rate number 1! It was due to so many fatalities. 192 at Four Corners rated up way up at the top of the list also, and another Florida highway, not sure which. Oh yes….follow the yellow brick road, or in this town, just follow the campaign donation trail, from the very well known routinely big time $$$$$ campaign donors, giving so generously to some of the Apopka City Council candidates. It is all in the Apopka Chief Newspaper today’s edition. I knew those big time $$$$$$ donations were going to show up, sooner or later, and my expectations were not let down…..thank you Apopka Chief Newspaper for printing the list for us voters in this city. I notice the mayor said that there is not a contractual agreement between the COA and the Apopka Historical Society. So…why did he bring that up? November 17, 2017 at 9:25 am November 16, 2017 at 10:17 pm Jim Nisbet Reply I TRULY hope you keep your word on this. Might I offer a suggestion for an article or series of articles? A review of voting records over the past election cycle, how the incumbent voted, their justification for voting that way, and ask the challenging candidates if they would have voted the same way or differently and why. I am INSANELY disillusioned by the broken promises and what I perceive as two faced lying by our current local government. Would love to see the votes clearly spelled out. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. November 16, 2017 at 9:23 am Michael Heaton November 16, 2017 at 10:51 pm Mama Mia Please tell me how the museum has ran smoothly from what? 1968, I believe, I read, if I am not wrong…..and how that the few handful of times over the years, I have been there, it was nice, well organized, and very clean, and a positive experience, with no charge for admission, and donations welcomed…..and how it has come down to this now!!????? WTH is going on, and why???? I want to know, as a citizen of this city. The city has more involvement in this museum than the mayor acknowledges, I will tell you that too! It is in their city owned building, and they pay a part-time staffer, so you cannot wash your hands of the museum totally, by saying it is ran by the board and the historical items are owned by the operatives. So who specifically, are the people, meaning their names, who OWN this collection of history items??? A lot of questions……no answers, so far!!! This museum issue needs resolved for the good of community, and I cannot emphasize that enough! Otherwise, no good will come from this issue being unresolved! Mama Mia I have been looking in the toy sections of the mainstream department stores, because it is getting close to Christmas. I never look in the toy sections, but when it gets close to Christmas, I do start walking down the toy aisles, and checking out the latest toys. It is a tradition with me. I really don’t know why I do it, as I don’t have any children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, or anybody, that is a child, to buy for, but still……I do it…and yes, I am Mama Mia…LOL! I actually was shocked, at just how high the toys are priced! The bicycles and footballs are still not priced too high, but everything else….OMG, no wonder parents have to go into debt at Christmas time, especially if they have several kids. I fell in love with the “Frozen” pastel colored bicycles for the little kids. November 16, 2017 at 10:45 pm Mama Mia November 16, 2017 at 10:09 pm Here is my most dangerous road in the US…..the road that goes up and down Lookout Mountain. I can’t believe someone would live up there, and have to go up and down that all the time, especially in the icy weather…OMG Mama Mia November 16, 2017 at 10:03 am Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 November 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm November 16, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply Commissioner Diane Velazquez stated last night that she wants to see the farmworkers have some photos and displays put up, that they played a very important part in Apopka’s history. I agree with her on that. However, it is still unresolved as to the future of the museum’s operations, as to whether the doors are even going to be opened again, and obviously that is what needs to be addressed first, rather than farm workers photos discussed. Is it even going to open again??????? I heard the mayor’s veiled threat to shut down the museum, and is this the end of the museum? If so, that is a SHAME!!!! November 21, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply Seargent Saunders November 16, 2017 at 10:09 am Reply I am getting sick of everywhere there are dump trucks, bulldozers, and piled up dirt around this town. Dead animals lying in the roadways. Constant smoky haze of prescribed burns….bumper to bumper cars and traffic, constant sirens day and night flying to auto wrecks, and we have hardly any history preserved in this town, and now what little we did have is doors locked and closed! I am disgusted!!! I am writing here, on this article about the upcoming election, about last night’s Apopka City Council meeting again, and how I see things going on, and my opinion. I am referring to the public comment section last night regarding the subject of the Apopka Historical Museum controversy, and comments spoken during the public comment section. Most of the comments from the members of the AACCC are stemming from hurt. When people are hurt, hurt turns to anger. Whether AACCC’s allegations are all true or not, I don’t know. All I can tell you, is their perception is that their black memorabilia has been removed off the walls of the museum, and that the book by Perrine Slim, a well-known, and beloved black author from this town, who wrote of the local history, is not allowed to be sold there in the museum any longer, with the proceeds from the sales going to support the museum. Now, it is said the book is on display there in the museum, and can still be purchased with directives as to how to purchase it, but not through the museum. This group, AACCC, sees this as mistreatment of their African-American heritage, and mistreatment from some of the Apopka Historical Museum board members……you cannot change their perception as that is what they believe, whether true or not…… November 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm James1958 Mama Mia Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia I saw Commissioner Becker attempt to try to resolve this museum issue, although he acknowledged that it should be met with somewhere else rather than at the public comment section of the Apopka City Council Meeting, but Commissioner Becker did also acknowledge that the AACCC has the right to come to the meetings, and speak at any of the public comment periods. I also witnessed Commissioner Doug Bankson try to arrange a meeting elsewhere to try to resolve this museum controversy. I also witnessed Commissioner Billie Dean say that this is bad for our city, this division, this controversy, and that it needs to stop! What I didn’t witness was the mayor trying to resolve the matter, and I want to know why? I can assure the mayor this needs to be resolved unless his plan was to shut down the museum all along. What’s next the Fran Carlton Center? We have lost our Highland Manor as it is no longer under the city’s control. Our historic Edward Field is gone. Now our museum is shuttered apparently, so what is next? Only thing I can think of is the Fran Carlton Center!!! November 16, 2017 at 9:43 am There is a lot of wild hogs on the Beachline standing right next to the road i digging in the dirt of the shoulders. Also deer running across. Plus crazy drivers behind you trying to run up into the back of you. I also have seen cars just run off into ditches ahead of us, while just riding along. Reply Reply Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia November 13, 2017 at 8:50 pm I thought the city election is to be March 13th, 2018……? Reply Mama Mia I acknowledge Mayor Kilsheimer’s apology to Ms. Belle Gilliam, and her daughter, where he apologized, if he or his wife offended them, in any way. That was the right thing to do, on the mayor’s part. I also tend to believe the mayor’s wife, Cheryl, who is the president of the Apopka Historical Society Museum, when I read her account of planning to go to visit Ms. Belle Gilliam at her residence on Welch road, that Cheryl said was intended to be a pleasant visit, not a confrontation. The reason I believe Cheryl on that, is because she took a box of chocolates with her to give to Belle! Logic tells me, that if I were heading out to give some one a piece of my mind, or to confront someone and be nasty, the last thing I would do is go buy them a box of chocolates! However, I think something did go on, that was unexpected, when the mayor’s wife and the fellow museum board member got there, and saw the publisher there, as the mayor himself called the relationship between the publisher and his wife a “personality conflict”……so there, weight it for yourselves……… Mama Mia Good night, I am going to let Calgon take me away, and then go catch some ZZZZZZZs and dream I am on a tropical island in the South Pacific sunbathing and sipping on a tall pina colada while a good looking muscular native dude fans me with a giant palm frond. November 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm Mama Mia November 14, 2017 at 8:07 am Reply Mama Mia November 18, 2017 at 5:38 pm Mama Mia Thank you also Apopka Chief Newspaper for the nice article and photos about Belle Gilliam, and her involvement in this city’s history making and history keeping. The article stated she was known as the “southern belle”, I suppose, because she was both southern, and because of her name “Belle”…..that if funny, because my mom was a “southern belle” also, because she was southern, and worked at Southern Bell telephone for years and years. I can appreciate all “southern belles”. If my mom was still living, she would be close to Ms. Gilliam’s age, but older, as my mom would be 98 years old, and Ms. Gilliam is 96 years old….my mom lived through the depression era also like Ms. Gilliam. Mama Mia Reggie I hope you get your wish, but I doubt it, as far as I can see the mud is already flying, and not on the New mayoral candidates side. Mama Mia It was said that the black memorabilia was removed along with other non-black memorabilia because of remodeling and painting the walls. This could be true, or there could be more to the story. I don’t know. However, what I am seeing is an unwillingness to resolve this issue of the museum. AACCC stated that the museum has been closed since this controversy. I am not certain exactly when the museum was shut down, or if it is permanently shut. I didn’t hear any answers to that. Mayor Kilsheimer said he was unaware that the museum doors were closed. I find that very strange, that he was not aware of the museum doors closed. The mayor says that there is a part-time staffer that is employed by the city on the payroll, who is not a volunteer, that works 4 days a week, 4 hours per day. Now the question I want answered is this: If the museum has been closed, well then, where is the paid employee? What has the paid, part-time employee been doing? Or they laid off? Fired? In the closed museum re-modeling? Dusting? Or maybe over at City Hall doing other duties? I am a resident of this city, and as tax-payer, I want to know. I also want to know the status of our museum, as to whether it is going to open again, or is it closed permanently, or temporarily. I am not liking the direction our city is headed. This is not good for our city! There needs to be more answers and more truthfulness! Mama Mia 275 is wild and crazy if you ask me. Also Fl. Turnpike, and 295, and I-95. 436 and Beachline also are very bad! Were they not looking at the highways around L.A.? That would be a Tuesday, right? March 13th, 2018? Reply Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia November 13, 2017 at 8:42 pm Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia November 16, 2017 at 10:34 pm November 17, 2017 at 9:29 am Reply November 16, 2017 at 11:25 am November 13, 2017 at 9:11 pm November 17, 2017 at 8:57 am Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! November 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm Opinion/AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceApopka is a great city filled with people that are proud of their community and engaged in its politics. What other municipality has mayoral candidates announce their campaigns a year early?But what sort of an election will 2018 bring? What will the residents, candidates, and news outlets choose?Apopka deserves an issue-based election. It is the fastest-growing city in Central Florida and it deserves the very best leaders this community has to offer.But at a time when personality-politics are at its peak, it will be tempting to travel down a very different path of opposition research, gotcha’ journalism, and misleading hit-pieces. It would be easy let the dark artists of Social Media and Political Action Committees with vague names send out sensational mailers and posts with wild allegations determine who wins and who loses.Don’t let that happen Apopka. Take a few extra steps and make certain what you are reading and hearing is true. Take the road less traveled and seek out the truth.Take the high road.What if the voters of this community could elect their next mayor and city commissioners based on their merits? What if experience, performance, vision, problem-solving and ideas won and lost elections?What if Apopka could break the national mold and focus on what is important to its community when selecting elected officials?It will take a concerted effort from the local media, the candidates, their supporters, and the Apopka voters to make this happen, but wouldn’t it be a refreshing change to the current climate in politics?The Apopka Voice will be there every step of the way on this journey to Election Day 2018 for Seat #1, Seat #2, and the Mayor of Apopka. Through news reports, features, analysis, editorials, and debates our mission will be to give you all the details to make an informed decision on March 15th, 2018 – which is just four months away.Apopka is a growing, changing, diverse, and complex city. It will take experienced, talented visionaries to lead it into the future. We owe it to the residents and voters of Apopka to give a complete, comprehensive and thorough examination of these brave Apopkans who put themselves into the spotlight to be examined and decided upon in the brightest of lights, and we intend to make good on that debt.And the voters owe it to these candidates to decide upon facts and honest, objective analysis, not Facebook posts, innuendo and rumors.Municipal campaigns can quickly devolve into mud-slinging lowest common denominator contests. Do not let hyperbole and rhetoric become reality.All too often media outlets take sides in an election and tell a story that appeals to a specific ideology and provides no balance, or ways to engage. The Apopka Voice will dedicate its content to reporting accurate accounts, allowing both sides to tell their most compelling story, and then dig deeper into the issues and provide a way for readers to engage, contribute, and come to logical conclusions as to who should be mayor, and who should be sitting on the City Council in 2018.Good luck to all seven candidates running for elected office in Apopka, and to any of you who may still throw your hat into the ring. Be safe on the campaign trail, and thank you for your interest in public service to your community.Now take these next four months and show us your very best. November 16, 2017 at 10:29 pm
Due to Hurricane Irma, all Orange County Clerk of Courts offices will be closed tomorrow Friday, September 8th and on Monday, September 11th to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. This follows the 9th judicial circuit’s decision to cancel all court proceedings for the next two business days as well.While offices are closed, we remind customers that they can always view public court documents online for free from our website at www.myorangeclerk.com. In addition to viewing public court documents, users can also pay a traffic ticket online by entering a citation or case number. The Clerk of Courts will make a decision on Monday about when offices and operations will resume.For more information, go to www.myorangeclerk.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OrangeClerk, Twitter at www.twitter.com/OrangeClerk, and YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/orangecountyclerk. TAGSOrange County Clerk of the Court Previous articleApopka steps up preparations for Hurricane Irma Next articleOrange County declares State of Local Emergency Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 19 May 2005 | News Consultants and auditors Sayer Vincent have shared advice from Revenue and Customs on VAT treatment of donations made by text messaging or SMS.In their latest email newsletter Sayer Vincent address the speculation that VAT was due on the whole amount paid by the donor under SMS donations, and not just on the charge levied by the telecom company. The London-based company have asked for ./guidance from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs which has confirmed that charitable donations that are freely given are outside the scope of VAT. The amount passed on to the charity will be a donation and therefore outside the scope of VAT. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Finance However, VAT is due on any charge a telecom company makes to a subscriber in return for providing the text message service.Sayer Vincent add that “the only deduction from the amount paid by the donor should be the charge levied by the telecom company, on which 17.5% VAT may be levied by VAT registered companies.” 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sayer Vincent on VAT on SMS donations
Sight Savers International re-launches its website with staff around the world now in charge of content AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 April 2006 | News Tagged with: Digital 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sight Savers staff, including those with visual impairments, in up to 18 different countries around the world will be responsible for their own content on the UK charity’s new website. The site, complete with a new content management system and a fresh new look, was officially launched this week. The top priority for Sight Savers, which works in 33 countries restoring sight and preventing blindness, was to improve the site’s accessibility and overall user experience, while at the same time, enabling staff both in the UK and overseas to add their own content as easily as possible.One of the main challenges was finding a content management system that was easy to use and suitable for people with visual impairments and moderate internet connectivity. As an organisation that works to improve the lives of those that will never see or who have low vision, it was essential for Sight Savers to re-design the site to meet the highest standards of accessibility. To do this a content management system called Rhythmyx, supplied by Percussion was implemented by technology company Unified Solutions in collaboration with the Sight Savers’ in-house web team.Matt Blake, Web Manager at Sight Savers said: ‘We have managed to combine a fresh new look with high accessibility. Now Sight Savers staff across the globe can feel they share ownership of this resource and help ensure it has all the latest news and information for our donors, supporters and casual surfers.’New and improved features include:Eye Doctor – an educational interactive game where you get to be an eye doctorOnline donationsElectronic Press OfficePhoto galleries of Sight Savers work from around the worldVisit: www.sightsavers.orgEndsFor further information or a screen shot of the site contact James Georgalakis on 01444 44 66 71/86 or Michelle Akande on 01444 44 66 55 or email [email protected] to editors:1. Sight Savers International works in over 33 developing countries to prevent blindness, restore sight and improve life for those who will never see.2. In addition to the 37 million people who are blind in the world, 161 million people are visually impaired.Since 1950, Sight Savers has restored sight to 5.5 million people and prevented blindness in 84 million. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.