CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) HY2015 Presentation

first_imgCAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh)  2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Portushome Guesthouse / Barna Architects

first_img “COPY” Projects Save this picture!© Tamás Bata+ 15Curated by María Francisca González Share Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Barna Architects Area Area of this architecture project Static Engineer:Sándor Styaszny, Dénes AlibánMechanical Engineer:Géza PoroszExecution Company:Reedzone Ltd.Custumer/Owner:Csaba AntalCity:DörgicseCountry:HungaryMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tamás BataRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. The primary task of the design was to create a guest house that is connected to the local environment, which provides a native atmosphere by making use of  modern architectural elements. The secondary task was to create a space for the terrace that is in connection with the interior and can be one of the main living areas of the house.  The aim of the geometry and  the materials of the building was to connect the design to the site and create a native atmosphere. We planned to use traditional materials with a modern sense of design. The load bearing  structure is visible on the exterior of the building, that provides rhythm and arrangement to the facade system.Save this picture!© Tamás BataThe structural elements are enhanced to serve the architectural concept of the house. The pillars of the structure stand in pairs, with a 1.4 meter axis distance to each other. Between the pillars are the transparent doors and windows all along the facade, providing plenty of natural light to the interior, as well as upholding a continuous connection between the inhabitants and nature.Save this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!AtticThe wood frame structure is self supporting, the isolation walls are placed behind the pillars. The main building and the terrace reflect the same system of design, with the difference that the isolation walls are not included in the terrace construction.Save this picture!© Tamás BataThe main aspect of the design process was to imagine the requested special atmosphere of the building, and at the same time being aware of the strict  local regulations of the Balaton highland area.Save this picture!Section B1The leading themes for the concept were: returning into nature, creating a unique native atmosphere with modern elements. The conceptual phase was developed in collaboration with the owner. The common work with the costumer allowed us to flourish the architectural idea and to develop a system that reflects a unique native resonance.  Save this picture!© Tamás BataSome further inspiration of the project was provided by analyzing the architectural archetypes of Balaton Highland, and recognizing the similarity of these forms to Marc-Antoine Laugier’s conceptual illustration of the Primitive Hut.    The planned building points out some of the basic elements of architecture: transitional space, covered pathways, the inside and outside, locality, and understanding the relation between nature and man from an aspect of form and construction.    Save this picture!© Tamás BataProject gallerySee allShow lessHidden Architectural Gems to Visit this SummerArticles”Mind-Building”: The Finnish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice BiennaleArchitecture News Share ArchDaily Portushome Guesthouse / Barna Architects Photographs Hungary Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896887/portushome-guesthouse-barna-architects Clipboard Lead Architects: 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896887/portushome-guesthouse-barna-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Tamás Bata Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Portushome Guesthouse / Barna ArchitectsSave this projectSavePortushome Guesthouse / Barna Architects “COPY” Houses CopyHouses•Dörgicse, Hungary Barna D. Kovács Manufacturers: Knauf, ROCKWOOL, RAVATHERM CopyAbout this officeBarna ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDörgicseHungaryPublished on June 25, 2018Cite: “Portushome Guesthouse / Barna Architects” 25 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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HQL Apartment / H2

first_imgArchDaily Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Vietnam Manufacturers: TAICERA, Toto, Acor, Philip HQL Apartment / H2 “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910907/hql-apartment-h2 Clipboard 2018 CopyAbout this officeH2OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThành phố Vũng TàuVietnamPublished on February 13, 2019Cite: “HQL Apartment / H2” 12 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?HQL 住宅 / H2是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: H2 Area Area of this architecture project HQL Apartment / H2Save this projectSaveHQL Apartment / H2 CopyHouses•Thành phố Vũng Tàu, Vietnam Projects Photographs:  Quang Dam Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Tran Van Huynh, Le Hoang Tam, Nguyen Thi Xuan Hai, Do Trong Nhan Kiet, Nguyễn Đức Khánh Construction:Mr DũngIron:Mr ThànhExecution Of Wood Interior:H2Collaborator:Mr TienOwner:Mr ThanhCity:Thành phố Vũng TàuCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Quang DamRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Vung Tau is a travel city which has good site being near the most developed zone of Viet Nam- South East area. Many kinds of accommodation and travel service grow up. Having necessary of apartment among young and dynamic market and hard competing, the owner found H2 to solve problem of economy, function and aesthetics for lot of ground about 100 m2 at 19 Ho Quy Ly, Thang Tam ward, Vung Tau city, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.Save this picture!© Quang DamFirst problem is economy:Lay out the space and the rooms tidily, smart and maximally while make sure the area for each room and function. Causing rule of high and number of floor, we give a miscellaneous floor and high design to maximize the storey in behind part of building and use the garret in front part to increase space of the rooms.Save this picture!© Quang DamSecond is about function:Basement is for parking and technique.Ground floor is for vestibule and building service. Upper floors (2nd to 5th) are laid out rent rooms, that: Front building part is for tiny houses which restroom, kitchen and living room combining together bedroom as well as workroom are designed upper side.Behind building part is for normal rent rooms with living room and bed room connect thoroughly that can be closed and opened flexibly by a curtain while kitchen and restroom are laid out smart.Save this picture!© Quang DamSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Quang DamFront and behind side are set miscellaneously for the economy above. The 6th floor is penthouse including living room, kitchen, 2 bed rooms and 2 rest rooms. Living room and kitchen are also designed thoroughly to make space more widely, exploit best view to the front and the void. We get the optimization in using closet and shelf.Save this picture!© Quang DamAll space are connected by an elevator and a stair at center of the building, combing with the void that can get the nature sunlight and wind from above. There is an iron stair system among the void to link tiny houses and normal rent rooms be ending with a hanging tree tub at penthouse to make spot light. The front part of the construction also has a hanging balcony that covered by wood louver to carry more insulation, ventilation and green space to relax.Save this picture!© Quang DamLast but not least is about aesthetics: We set a large space at the face of building to plant trees and give a place to hide the outdoor unit. Materials for penthouse are concrete ceiling, wood wall. The vestibule is designed with wood and whetstone perron that make space friendly and more aesthetics. Other interior materials are natural wood and white HDF or oak veneer HDF warmly and brightly. We can get 2 views maximally from the front and behind of building to the citySave this picture!© Quang DamProject gallerySee allShow lessFitzroy North House / BENT ArchitectureSelected ProjectsEd Kaplan Family Institute / John Ronan ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Lead Architects: Year:  Save this picture!© Quang Dam+ 28Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910907/hql-apartment-h2 Clipboard Photographslast_img read more

192.com offers 2004 Electoral Roll to search online

first_img  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 192.com offers 2004 Electoral Roll to search online AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online directory site 192.com is offering the new 2004 Electoral Roll as a searchable database.You can search the Electoral Roll by postcode, street name, door number or house name only if you wish. 192.com point out that the restrictions on searching the Directory Enquiries database do not apply to the Electoral Roll, so researchers have much greater flexibility. For example, if you are searching for someone but do not know where they live, you can run a national search for them. Also, if you are looking for someone with a common name, you can narrow down the results by including their partner’s name in the search criteria. Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 August 2004 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Prospect research The 192.com site’s databases now contain more than 130 million records. Indeed, you can now search the 2002, 2003 and 2004 Electoral Rolls on the site.To do so you need to sign up to 192.com’s Premium Access service which costs £99. 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.last_img read more

Delhi Govt Has Not Released Its Share Of Salaries Payable To Sanitation And Health Workers on COVID Duty: NDMC Informs Delhi HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Govt Has Not Released Its Share Of Salaries Payable To Sanitation And Health Workers on COVID Duty: NDMC Informs Delhi HC [Read Order] Karan Tripathi21 July 2020 5:54 AMShare This – xNorth Delhi Municipal Corporation has informed the Delhi High Court that the Delhi Government has not released its share of salaries payable to the sanitation workers, health workers, and doctors who are on COVID duty. The municipal body further informed the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad that due to the order of the Supreme Court in Dr Arushi Jain…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginNorth Delhi Municipal Corporation has informed the Delhi High Court that the Delhi Government has not released its share of salaries payable to the sanitation workers, health workers, and doctors who are on COVID duty. The municipal body further informed the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad that due to the order of the Supreme Court in Dr Arushi Jain v. Union of India, North DMC has to prioritise the salaries of sanitation workers and health workers over that of teachers from the corpus provided by the Delhi Government. The said information has been provided in a suo moto matter concerning the payment of salaries to teachers who are working in the schools run by North DMC. In addition to this, North DMC submitted that the salary of all the teachers employed by the Nr.DMC in the schools being run by it has been paid for the months of March and April, 2020 Moreover, the salary of the teachers who are on COVID duty, numbering 5406 has been released on 14.07.2020. It was further submitted that the salaries of the remaining teachers for the month of April, 2020 would be released by the end of July, 2020. Ms Mini Pushkarna, who appeared for the North DMC, also informed the court that the body would be moving an application in a pending suo moto matter before the Division Bench headed by Chief Justice DN Patel seeking a direction to be issued to the Delhi Government to provide salaries for sanitation and health workers on COVID duty. In light of these submissions, the court directed both the Delhi Government and the North DMC to file updated status reports by July 31. The court will next take up this matter on August 05. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday 14th May

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday 14th May:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/14news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Previous articleGardai seize suspected cannabis during search of house in LetterkennyNext articleDerry suffer first home defeat of the season News Highland By News Highland – May 14, 2018 Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday 14th May Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

People warned not to swim at unmanned Donegal beaches

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows People warned not to swim at unmanned Donegal beaches Twitter Previous articleJF Shovlin wins Mark II Challenge as Moffet secures National titleNext articleDonegal priest warns against churches becoming ‘fortresses’ News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Beachgoers are reminded to only swim in waters that are attended by lifeguards. It follows an incident at Murder Hole beach at the weekend in which a girl, who was wave boarding was hit by a riptide and dragged under water.The secluded location of the beach meant that no water safety personnel were on scene to assist in the rescue operation, with two men eventually bringing the girl to safety.Emma Lou who lives nearby spoke on today’s Nine till Noon Show, she says the area is notorious for strong riptides and urged people not to swim there:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/murdefghfhgfhgfhrhole1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestcenter_img Twitter By News Highland – August 26, 2019 Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Crisis of faith

first_imgAbsolutepower corrupts absolutely, and nowhere is this more relevant today than in theCatholic Church, where the recruitment of priests has been hit by a wave ofscandals. Paul Simpson reports And you think you’ve got HR problems. The sexual abuse accusations againstpriests in at least 13 countries may be the biggest threat to the RomanCatholic Church since a monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to a churchdoor half a millennia ago. “On a scale of one to 10, this is 11,” says Robert LDilenschneider, former head of US PR giant Hill & Knowlton, who helped tomanage such crises as the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. “The churchhas been hit by a truck, and permitted the truck to back over it severaltimes.” Yet for the church, the real crisis runs far deeper than theheadline-hogging story, known in Catholic circles as the ‘skandala’. The churchnow confronts – albeit in an extreme form – the kind of HR challenges faced bymany large multinational corporations. Unlike most multinationals, the church doesn’t want to downsize theworkforce serving its one billion ‘customers’ around the world. They areministered by 404,000 priests, and while it is hard to generalise about aglobal workforce this large, it is fair to say that morale is patchy, retentionis not brilliant, and many priests are afflicted by alcoholism, financialtroubles and loneliness. In many countries, recruitment levels are far below what the church needs toreplace priests who are dying, resigning or defrocked. Statistics give some sense of the depth of this HR crisis. In the US, where there are about 46,000 priests, the church is onlyrecruiting 40 per cent of the number it needs to maintain the clergy atexisting levels – even though the number of Catholics has risen by a thirdsince the mid-1960s. Donald B Cozzens, a priest and author of The Changing FaceOf The Priesthood, says: “One in seven priests ordained for less than fiveyears is resigning.” In the UK, the figures tell a similar, if less dramatic, tale. The number ofCatholic clergy in England and Wales fell by 22 per cent between 1981 and 2000.However, Father Anthony Wilcox, chairman of the National Conference of Priestsin England and Wales, says these figures must be seen in context. “The church has never been exclusively about the clergy, the laity hasplayed an increasing role,” he says. “And our losses, in terms of newrecruits, are not that much greater than many other professions.” The struggle to recruit priests – which occurs on a national or regionalbasis, depending on the country – is not an Anglo-American phenomenon. Ineastern Europe, recruitment is actually on the rise, especially in Poland – thehomeland of the Pope. But Father Marek Dziewiecki, who manages Poland’sseminaries, admits: “A third of our seminarians abandon their studieswithin the first two years.” Like any other big employer, the church has had to compete in a much tighterlabour market. The end of the baby boom, society’s increasing secularisationand the church’s own image, made recruitment difficult long before the‘skandala’. As joining the priesthood is traditionally regarded as a calling from God, financialrewards do not receive as much attention in comparison to other occupations. Asurvey conducted in 1999 suggested that diocesan priests in the US could earnbetween £8,500 and £11,000, although with benefits, the package may rise tomore than £20,000. In England and Wales, however, Wilcox says: “The system is completelydifferent. A priest may be paid as much as £7,000 by his parish and diocese,but he gets many benefits on top of that. There is no official pension forretiring priests, but that is something we are trying to change.” In desperation and hope, a dozen American dioceses have turned toadvertising. Two years ago in Chicago, 30-second ads with slogans such as‘Dreaming of a white collar job?’ ran in a $1m (£600,000) local TV campaign.And in Minnesota, the New Ulm diocese is running its own Men In Black campaign.It even has its very own website, which features priests posing in Men In Blacksunglasses. But there is no hard evidence to prove that either initiative hasworked. Some Catholics feel the recruitment crisis is self-induced. The ailing PopeJohn-Paul II has emphasised the official line that priests should be celibate –although one survey suggests that as few as one in 10 actually are. He has ruled out the ordination of women more strongly than any previouspontiff. In one comment on the abuse crisis, the Pope suggested that clergyshould consider the roles of “careerism, distrust and jealousy”within the church. And the Vatican recently reiterated its opposition tohomosexual priests. One survey of 1,500 priests in the US and Germany found that one in 10 werehomosexual, and other surveys suggest a global figure of 30 per cent. This is avery large problem. The Vatican officially insists that all homosexuals shouldleave the clergy, which would significantly deplete the church’s worldwideworkforce. And boys – children and teenagers alike – have been the mostfrequent victims of sexual abuse by priests. Psychologists suggest that 5 per cent of priests in the US may be guilty ofsexual abuse. Although that is lower than the average for American men ingeneral, it doesn’t look good in the headlines. Indeed, one new recruit toldthe Boston Globe newspaper: “The potential fruitfulness of my ministry,particularly with children, has been mitigated before I have even hadone.” What has outraged many American Catholics (and some priests), even more thanthe abuse itself, is the systematic cover-up by some church leaders. Victimshave been intimidated or paid off, and the priests shipped to differentparishes, often with no attempt to prevent further abuse. The scandal is a global one. There have been accusations and compensationclaims in England, Ireland, Poland, Italy, Austria, Belgium, France, Canada,Chile, Austria, Africa, Hong Kong and Australia. But the scandal is worst in the US, and its very epicentre lies in Boston,Massachusetts, where the Boston diocese has already paid out $40m (£24m) inclaims, and may file for bankruptcy. With its broken faith and shreddedreputations, one journalist was prompted to compare the scandal there to Enron.If the church was a Fortune 500 company, the obvious solution would be tofire whoever was in charge in Boston. But John L Allen, a Vatican reporter forthe US-based National Catholic Reporter website and author of a book on papalsuccession, says: “Decisions that might take weeks in other organisationscan be studied for years at the Vatican.” Boston Cardinal Bernard Law finally quit last December after months ofdamning newspaper editorials, protests by churchgoers and even a petitioncalling for his resignation by local priests. Effectively leaderless The US conference of bishops has pledged to set up a massive new system oftribunals to deal with claims, and hired Kathleen L McChesney – previously thenumber three official at the FBI – to run an office for child protection. But the bishop’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy on abuse by priests was vetoed bythe Vatican, as it was ‘unchristian’. The ‘skandala’ could cost billions. In Ireland, the church has offered $110m(£66m) to thousands who were sexually abused as children in Catholic schools orcare centres. Insurers are reluctant to protect the church, and churchgoers arenow less keen to donate money they fear will end up in lawyers’ pockets. Any other multinational stricken by a crisis of this magnitude would beforced into a far-reaching debate about the way ahead. Yet leading AmericanCatholic academic Richard McBrien says that the Pope’s physical frailty meansthe Vatican is “effectively leaderless”. The bureaucrats, McBrienadds, want to believe that the scandal will simply go away. The Vatican has always had an aura of secrecy and mystery about it. Indifferent times, that was seen as part of its attraction, but in times ofscandal and distrust, it becomes a liability. The Pope’s critics say that for all his personal magnetism, he has stymiedintellectual debate in the church. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, nicknamed ‘the Pope’s enforcer’, has extended thescope of papal infallibility. Theologians teaching at Catholic institutions nowhave to be licensed, and clergy and theologians have been excommunicated,isolated or had their books pulped, for not toeing the line. Management guru Peter Drucker says one of the hallmarks of organisationsthat achieve true global leadership is that they welcome diversity of opinion.Judging by its present performance, the Vatican is doing the exact opposite. Ironically, a group of Catholic churchgoers, called Voice Of The Faithful,that wants to increase the laity’s role in the church, has been banned in someUS dioceses. The group has fallen foul of the hierarchy’s distrust ofmovements. Yet critics say the same distrust has not greeted traditionalistsects, such as the Legionaries of Christ. To non-Catholics, the church always seemed the ultimate top-downorganisation. As with most multinationals, local managers traditionally enjoyedgreat autonomy. However, Austrian Cardinal Franz Konig insists thatincreasingly, the Vatican has “not consulted adequately, or not consultedat all” regarding the selection of bishops. Many fear that the recent frantic centralisation is not led by the Popehimself, but by the Curia – the papal court that governs the Roman CatholicChurch. These fears intensify as the pontiff becomes more infirm. Allen says:”Most of the cardinals appreciate the current pontificate, but are tiredof the micro management.” This has turned bishops into local middlemanagers. So can the Roman Catholic Church put meaningful change into effect? Commonsense – which is backed up by research from US academic Jerry Porras – suggeststhat a radical structural change will not occur unless those within theorganisation drive the process, recognising its urgency and welcoming the gainsthe change might bring. In other words, the church must want to change. Some reformers hope the fall in the number of priests in Western Europe andNorth America may force that change. In Europe, one estimate states that asmany as 30 per cent of dioceses have parishes with no resident priests. Reformers argue that the church may feel it is less damaging to admitmarried or non-celibate priests, than to risk churchgoers not being able totake the Eucharist. Yet others say the ‘skandala’ – which the Vatican seems to regard as aprimarily Western phenomenon – may simply reinforce head office’s determinationto focus on the fast growing markets of Latin America, Africa and Asia, writingoff traditional markets in North America and Western Europe. Much will depend on the selection of the next Pope or the one after that.These choices may initially deepen the crisis, because despite all thecontroversy, John Paul II is popular among reformers and traditionalists. Those hoping for change should ponder the wisdom of Yves Congar, the lateFrench Dominican priest and theologian, who said: “All reformers mustexercise active patience.” Recommended reading and websites – The Changing Face of the Priesthood, Donald B Cozzens, Liturgical Press,2000 – Conclave: The Politics, Personalities and Process of the Next PapalElection, John L Allen Jr, Doubleday, 2002 – The Courage to Be Catholic: Crisis, Reform and the Future of the Church,George Weigel, Basic Books, 2002 – Boston Globe Spotlight Investigation: Abuse in the Catholic Church,January 2002 www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/– National Catholic Reporter www.natcath.org/ncr_onli.htm– New Ulm, Minnesota, USA diocese ‘Men in Black’ website: www.ourmib.orgThe average age of a priest in the US has soared from 47 in 1970, to 60years of age today There are already more Americanpriests over 90 than under 30. The average age of a Roman Catholic bishop isnow 66 (although in England and Wales, as Father Wilcox points out, a newgeneration of bishops has recently been appointed). In England and Wales, thechurch needs to hire 660 new priests every year simply to replace those whohave retiredThe decline in the global number ofpriests seems slight – down 4 per cent over 20 years to 404,000 in 1997 Yet the European priesthood hasshrunk by 15 per cent over that period. In Belgium, enrolments are down by halfsince 1997. For the first time ever, no admissions were recorded at fourseminaries in Switzerland in 2002. In Ireland, the numbers enrolling to trainas priests are down 88 per cent since 1965. In Africa, though, enrolments areup 49 per cent from 1978 to 1997The church’s hr crisisA breach of trustIn total, 15 bishops worldwide have resigned after charges ofinappropriate sexual conduct or cover-ups. In the US, almost 300 priests havebeen suspended in the ‘skandala’. In Canada, a religious order had to file forbankruptcy after lawsuits over abuse – an option the Boston diocese hasconsidered.A morale issueOne in four American priests say they are now less likely toencourage young men to join the clergy. A 1999 survey of priests in the Chicagodiocese found that 80 per cent admitted to loneliness and isolation, and halfadmitted to problems with alcohol and finances.God and mammonPayouts to victims have highlighted the church’s lack offinancial controls. Bishops enjoy almost absolute discretion. In Philadelphia,US, one cardinal spent almost $5m (£3m) renovating a villa while impoverishedparishes closed down. The US church, which has annual revenues of around $7.5bn(£4.5bn), is almost as big a contributor to the Vatican coffers as Germany, andmany American Catholics now donate less than they did, or nothing at all.Greater transparency and tighter controls are needed to restore confidenceand revenue. Comments are closed. 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Scoreboard roundup — 12/21/18

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 98, Detroit 86Toronto 126, Cleveland 110Atlanta 114, N.Y. Knicks 107Indiana 114, Brooklyn 106Milwaukee 120, Boston 107Chicago 90, Orlando 80San Antonio 124, Minnesota 98Sacramento 102, Memphis 99Utah 120, Portland 90L.A. Lakers 112, New Orleans 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWashington 2, Buffalo 1New Jersey 5, Ottawa 2Chicago 2, Colorado 1TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(8) Gonzaga 101, Denver 40(10) Michigan St. 99, Oakland 69(20) Marquette 103, (14) Buffalo 85LSU 75, (24) Furman 57Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img December 22, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/21/18last_img read more

Adjunct Professor of Voice

first_imgPosting DetailsPosting NumberA00356PClassification TitlePosition TypeAdjunct FacultyDisclaimerLiberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fullyin compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law createsan exception to the “religion” component of the employmentdiscrimination laws for religious organizations (includingeducational institutions), and permits them to give employmentpreference to members of their own religion. Liberty University isin that category.Position TitleAdjunct Professor of VoiceDoes this position require driving?NoContactAlissa PassburgContact Phone ExtContact [email protected] Summary/Basic FunctionPrimary responsibility will be to teach applied voice lessons toboth music majors and minors. Other duties may include teachingadditional classes as needed.Minimum QualificationsM.M. in Vocal Performance or another Master’s degree in Music withat least 18 graduate hours of vocal study.Ability to work as part of a team.Strong collaborative skills.Experience teaching undergraduate level applied voice.Ability to perform in a variety of styles.Preferred QualificationsD.M.A. in Vocal Performance.Extensive experience as a performing vocalist in the church andmusic industry. Teaching experience at the college level.Also has 18 graduate hours in a second teaching area such as musictheory.Work Hours20 hours per weekPosting Date11/30/2020Special Instructions for ApplicantsIf your application moves forward in the hiring process, threerecommendations will be required sent directly from reference aswell as official transcripts sent directly from grantinginstitution.Quicklinkhttps://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/30336Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsResumeCover LetterTranscriptsLetter of RecommendationCurriculum VitaePastoral Reference LetterTeaching PhilosophyAcademic/Professional Reference Letter 1Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more