AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) 2007 annual report.Company ProfileThe A.G. Leventis Group is a leading manufacturing and distribution company in Nigeria and West Africa supplying a variety of products and services across a range of industries including general dealerships, motor dealerships and real estate. The company has business interests in supplying power and gas products, consumer foods and bakery products and printing supplies as well as offers products and services for the real estate, hotel and commercial vehicles sectors. AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc operates through a number of subsidiaries; Leventis Foods Plc, Leventis Motors, Abuja (Capital Motors) Plc, Mainland Hotels, Leventis Real Estate, Druckfarben Nigeria Plc and Chrisstahl Nigeria Plc. The company was established by Chief AG Leventis in Ghana in 1937 and mainly supplied local and imported textile products. It devolved into Leventis Motors Plc, Leventis Stores Plc, Leventis Technical Plc whilst it retained ownership of valuable freehold and leasehold property throughout Nigeria. Through a series of mergers and schemes of arrangement, the independent companies were dissolved and AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc was established. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Illinois congregation’s modest gift helps 3,617 families eliminate $4 million in medical debt Donation used by New York-based charity to buy debt at pennies on the dollar Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Health & Healthcare TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Beth Maynard, rector of Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church in Champaign, Illinois, holds a sign promoting the congregation’s donation to RIP Medical Debt. She and other church leaders pose with Springfield Bishop Dan Martins, who stands to the right of Maynard. Photo: Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church[Episcopal News Service] Last year, parishioners at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church in Champaign, Illinois, took stock of the results of a centennial capital campaign. They had a good problem on their hands: Building renovations, funded. Local charities, supported. And they still had a $15,000 surplus.That $15,000 may not seem like a lot, but with the help of a New York-based charity called RIP Medical Debt, Emmanuel Memorial leveraged the surplus to help wipe away unpaid doctors’ bills for 3,617 cash-strapped households across the Diocese of Springfield.Total debt forgiven: $4 million.“The forgiveness of debt is a Gospel thing. It’s throughout the Old Testament. It’s throughout the New Testament,” the Rev. Beth Maynard, Emmanuel Memorial’s rector, said in a phone interview with Episcopal News Service. “This is the season of Lent. We are, all of us, people who have been forgiven by God and whose debts have been forgiven by Christ on the cross.”This Lent, forgiveness – sealed in bright yellow envelopes – also is arriving in thousands of mailboxes across central and southern Illinois. RIP Medical Debt began sending the envelopes last week to notify recipients that their medical bills have been eliminated thanks to Emmanuel Memorial’s intervention.RIP Medical Debt uses the money it raises from donors like Emmanuel Memorial to purchase bundled financial portfolios of medical debt, which it then eliminates. The organization’s website describes debt forgiveness as “a collective message of care from and for the communities we serve.”News outlets in central Illinois have asked anyone receiving one of the envelopes to come forward and share their stories, Maynard said. The church doesn’t have any of the recipients’ names because their identities are shielded by medical privacy protections, but Maynard, too, would love to learn more about the lives affected by the debt forgiveness.Families struggling under the weight of medical debt “might be facing a crippling situation,” she said, even if they aren’t the usual recipients of the congregation’s typical outreach efforts, which include a sack lunch ministry for homeless people.“It gave us an opportunity to impact a lot of people who might not necessarily come to our door … or might not necessarily be involved with one of the social service organizations that we partner with,” Maynard said.She wasn’t able to say how the congregation first learned about RIP Medical Debt, but the seeds of this outreach were planted 100 years ago, when the church was built from a design by Ralph Adams Cram, the renowned Episcopal church architect who died in 1942. Cram churches are more common in the Northeast than the Midwest, Maynard said, so the congregation, with about 200 member households, takes special pride in its historic building. Therefore, they had no problem raising $150,000 for a capital campaign in 2017 and 2018 to celebrate the church’s centennial.Most of that money went toward minor building repairs and new signs, and the congregation set aside some of the proceeds for the local charities C-U at Home, a homelessness ministry, and Empty Tomb, which connects volunteers with families in need.With the remaining $15,000, RIP Medical Debt initially estimated that the congregation could help forgive about $1 million in debt, Maynard said. The charity, by negotiating down the price of the debt, estimates that it usually can forgive about $100 in debt for every dollar donated. Think of it as the altruistic cousin of a debt collection agency, tearing up IOUs instead of asking for payment.On a large scale, eliminating medical debt could have a profound effect on the lives of millions of American families. A recent report in the American Journal of Public Health found that medical expenses were a factor in nearly 60 percent of bankruptcy filings, and RIP Medical Debt estimates more than 43 million Americans have a total of about $75 billion in past-due medical debt. Another report, out April 2, indicates Americans borrowed $88 billion last year to pay for health care.Emmanuel Memorial’s Mission Leadership Team voted in January to work with RIP Medical Debt to spend the money remaining from the congregation’s capital campaign to eliminate medical bills for households in Champaign County.The charity quickly identified 201 individual debt accounts in the county and still had plenty of money left over, so the congregation expanded its geographic target to include the whole Diocese of Springfield. By the time Emmanuel Memorial’s donation was exhausted, RIP Medical Debt had purchased $4 million worth of medical debt, and it prepared to fill its bright yellow envelopes with the good news.RIP Medical Debt sends notices to the people it helps in bright yellow envelopes like these. Photo: Beth MaynardCredit agencies were notified that the 3,617 families’ debt had been cleared, and according to RIP Medical Debt, debt forgiveness does not increase the recipients’ taxes or result in any other adverse consequences. There are no strings attached, nothing expected in return.“I applaud Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church for their dedication in realizing this important campaign,” RIP Medical Debt co-founder Jerry Ashton said in a church news release. “We feel incredibly privileged to work with any faith-based organization committed to relieving the burden of un-payable medical debt in its community.”Springfield Bishop Dan Martins was at Emmanuel Memorial on March 31 for a previously scheduled visit, and he, too, praised the congregation’s work for residents across the diocese.“I am overjoyed with the news of Emmanuel’s exemplary stewardship of the resources entrusted to them,” Martins said in the church’s news release. “The knowledge of the concrete impact this will have on families in central and southern Illinois is a sign of the abundant goodness of the God whom we worship.”Even small donations go a long way, Maynard told ENS, and she encouraged other congregations to consider partnering with RIP Medical Debt.“You can make a tremendous impact with a very small donation,” she said. “It’s a terrific way to make a difference.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 By Subimal Chatterjee and first published on theconversation.comIn the 40 years since the original “Star Wars” film premiered, the franchise has been a pop culture powerhouse.“The Last Jedi” – the latest edition in the series – looks to continue the trend, with huge box office returns expected.It also looks poised to join “The Force Awakens” (93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and “Rogue One” (85 percent) as “Star Wars” films that are both commercially and critically successful.Not all “Star Wars” films have hit that sweet spot. It’s sometimes easy to forget the prequel trilogy – “The Phantom Menace” (1999), “Attack of the Clones” (2002) and “Revenge of the Sith” (2005) – wasn’t met with the same enthusiastic response from critics and fans, and hasn’t been looked upon kindly since.What made the prequel trilogy such a (relative) dud? Why are the more recent films being so much better received?If it isn’t broke, don’t fix itThe research I helped conduct on what makes for a good extension (sequel or prequel) may provide some insight.My colleagues and I tracked audience reactions to sequels and prequels over the course of nearly a hundred franchises, from “Psycho” to “X-Men.”Our results show that the successful franchises make smaller, gradual updates – rather than sweeping changes – in each successive film. And it fits well with what we know about audience behavior: They seek a balance between the familiar and the new; while they aren’t looking for a carbon copy of the originals, they’re hoping to relive some of the most vivid, nostalgic moments from the first films.With these findings in mind, let’s reexamine prequel series of “Star Wars.” When “The Phantom Menace,” the first of the prequels, was released in 1999, it had been 16 years since audiences had seen a new “Star Wars” film. (The original trilogy had just finished up a successful theatrical re-release.)But fans hoping to relive the magic of the originals were in for a surprise.The beloved trio of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) gave way to new faces: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, and Natalie Portman. Instead of relying on real sets, miniatures and models to pull off the breathtaking special effects in the originals, director George Lucas opted mostly for computer-generated and digital effects. There were also changes to the rules of the “Star Wars” world. The Force was no longer being described as an all-encompassing life force that bound everyone together; it was now being explained as the result of special biological cells called “midichlorians.” (And I won’t even go into the widely loathed Jar Jar Binks.)Out with the new, in with the oldIn contrast, the newest film, “The Last Jedi,” includes many of the original cast members. Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher return to portray Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, respectively. And it features the popular “hero’s journey” plot device of the original films, in which an ordinary person’s life is unexpectedly upended, and he is thrust into the role of the hero.We see this phenomenon in other film series and even product lines. Though the lead actor will occasionally change, the James Bond series never strays from its action-film formula. Apple has a similar approach when releasing new iPhones; before taking the leap to a radically new version, it will release an incremental “S” version of the previous model as a bridge.That isn’t to say the new “Star Wars” films aren’t making any changes: There are more female protagonists, in addition to a host of new characters. But this isn’t exactly shattering fans’ expectations.Our research also found that the deeper into a franchise you get, the more major changes audiences are willing to accept. The next “Star Wars” trilogy will expand the boundaries of the “Star Wars” world, exploring planets and featuring characters not yet seen on film.With this move, the studio is willing to bet that audiences are finally ready to accept some major changes in the franchise – something they weren’t quite ready for yet when the prequels were released.However, in order to ensure the Force remains strong over the franchise’s lifetime, these future films would be wise to continue including at least a handful of nods to the original trilogy.Editor’s Note: Star Wars The Last Jedi will be in local theatres Friday. Actor Mark Hammill reemerged in ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘The Last Jedi.’ Nick Lehr/The Conversation via Lucasfilm , CC BY-NC-ND Subimal Chatterjee is a Professor of Marketing at Binghamton University and the State University of New York. 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22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Commission publishes 35,000 charities’ accounts online Tagged with: Finance Howard Lake | 8 September 2005 | News The Charity Commission’s website now includes the accounts of 35,000 charities, available to the public in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF).This is the latest in a series of improvements to the Charity Commission’s website and part of a programme to upgrade the services offered to the Commission’s charity stakeholders and members of the public. The Commission has been working on improving the public information available on charities, following the recommendations of the 2002 Strategy Unit report. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Another element of this is the new summary information return, which charities with annual incomes of over £1 million will complete for the first time as part of this year’s annual return.However, because the accounts are based on scanned images rather than actual text imports, the Commission warns users that some of the reports might not be wholly legible. In addition, the content of the accounts and trustees’ reports may not conform to best practice. Also, a small minority of charities do not submit their accounts to the Commission, so some records may be absent.Further developments from the Commission in the next few months include an enhanced web search facility on the charity register, the submission of accounts and annual returns electronically and online charity registration. The Commission is also investing in an internal electronic records document management system, known as CeRIS, to replace the 700,000 paper files it currently holds. This system went live last month.
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Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. 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Focused on the improvement of REO agent performance through lender- and servicer-driven education, the FORCE acts as a conduit of communication between the REO agent/broker community and the servicing shops they serve.Now an ongoing tradition at the annual Five Star Conference, the FORCE Rally comprised two parts: the FORCE Power Hour, an hour-long networking session; and the FORCE Rally proper, consisting of several short presentations and panels featuring subject-matter experts from throughout the industry.“Exclusive access to the Power Hour Networking Session and FORCE Rally is one of the most exciting benefits of being a part of the FORCE network,” said Annie Collier, Executive Director, Five Star FORCE. “In one afternoon, members not only heard from top professionals in the mortgage industry, they also got the chance to engage with them actively.”“I especially look forward to the FORCE Rally every year for the networking and updates from the exceptional industry professionals,” said Nancy Braun, Broker/Owner, Showcase Realty and the FORCE Advisory Council Chairperson. “The FORCE members are the best in class and have had years of experience. I am so proud of our members and their accomplishments.”Running from 2–3 p.m. CDT on Sunday, the Power Hour Networking Session invited REO professionals to grow their business by meeting face-to-face with potential clients and experts from the asset management, investment, servicing, and government communities. Participating organizations included the FORCE Advisory Council, Alacrity Services, Auction.com, AZP Capital, Computershare, Constructive Renovations, DRA Asset Management, Fannie Mae, Fay Servicing, Freddie Mac, Global Strategic Business Process Solutions, Green River Capital, Home Depot Renovation Services, Inspired Capital Group, KAC Advisory, Prominent Capital, Real Wealth Network, RES.NET, Spurs Capital, Streamline Funding, Total Property Solutions, USRES, and Xome.“Following the Power Hour networking session with asset managers, our discussion will turn to the outlook of the housing market, what asset management companies look for in selecting their brokers, ways to diversify your business model to increase your revenue sources, and leading technologies in the industry,” Braun said.FORCE Executive Director Annie Collier opened things up with welcome remarks, followed by a State of the FORCE presentation from event moderator Nancy Braun, Broker/Owner, Showcase Realty.Next up was the “Winning Coveted Contracts: Asset Disposition Panel,” moderated by Braun and featuring the insights of Margie Fagan, VP of Asset Management, Property Solutions, Computershare; Garrett Mays, Director of Valuation and Vendor Management, USRES; Rachel Siegel, AVP of REO, Xome; Elizabeth Taylor, Eviction Manager, Green River Capital; and Eric Will, Senior Director of REO Operations, Freddie Mac.In “Preparing for the Future: REO Market Update,” Larry White, Catalyst and Creator of Opportunities, Xome, took a look at what’s new in the REO market and what experts are predicting for the future of REO.“How to Grow Your Business: Advisory Council Panel” featured the FORCE Advisory Council discussing how to expand and increase the profitability of your business. 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PayDay Loans: They Shouldn’t Be The Only optionby Gail Riecken CCO StateHouse EditorIt was welcoming news that the newest push to increase interest rates on PayDay loans was defeated. I’ve not seen before such a widespread commitment among organizations and individuals to harness the cost to PayDay customers. Telling PayDay lobbyists “no” is one thing, but families do need better options. Information about those programs available is a good start.I was excited to learn from one of the advocates for working families that her organization and others are actively working to improve the publicity about ongoing options available to families. There will be a presentation in April in Evansville from one of the organizations which, when the date is advertised, I’ll make sure CCO has it in this online publication.One of those options is a program I worked to get through the legislature-Prize-linked savings accounts. Available through banks and credit unions in Indiana and operating in other counties, Evansville has yet to pick up this idea—- www.savetowin.org for more information.There are other options to save for emergencies which we need to know more about, but there may always be that need for a family to borrow money. Some 20 counties in Indiana have answered that need. They have an employer program where borrowing on the next paycheck comes out at work with 21% apr instead of the PayDay cap at 36%.It is positive that our legislators slammed down hard on PayDay lending. Tell them “thank you”. Now let’s think of more ways we can help Southwestern Indiana families in a constructive way to meet their needs.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail