FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 prospectus For more information about FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) 2017 prospectus Company ProfileFMBcapital Holdings (FMBCH) is the Mauritius based holding company for the FMBcapital Group and was listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange in September 2017 following a one for one share swap with First Merchant Bank of Malawi shareholders. FMBCH has banking and finance operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is primarily an investment holding company with interests as follows: First Capital Bank, Malawi – 100% (established June 1995)First Capital Bank, Botswana – 38,60% (established July 2008)Capital Bank Mozambique – 70% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank, Zambia – 49% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank in association with Barclays – 62% (acquired October 2017) Through its subsidiaries, FMBCH offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to both corporate and retail sectors. The Global Credit Rating Co. has consistently given FMB an annual Long Term Rating of A+ and a Short Term Rating of A1 since 2007. FMBcapital Holdings Plc is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileAxia Corporation Limited is a retail enterprise that sells specialty homeware furniture and electrical appliances through 38 nationwide retail outlets; and retails automotive spares across multiple channels with a footprint that stretches to Zambia and Malawi. The company’s core expertise lies in providing a reputable service for inbound clearing and bonded warehousing; ambient and chilled/frozen warehousing services; logistics, marketing, sales and merchandising services. Axia has three business units which include TV Sales & Home (TVSH), a leading furniture and electronic appliance retailer; Transerv, retailing automotive spares, and Distribution Group Africa (DGA), an established distribution and logistics company. Axia Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Karl Loomes | Thursday, 5th November, 2020 | More on: SBRY Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… 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. 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I am surprised these cost cutting measurers are not being taken more positively.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…Today’s newsThe supermarket said this morning that by 2024 it will close around four-fifths of its stand-alone Argos stores. This translates to a potential 3,500 loss of jobs. CEO Simon Roberts did suggest these positions will be more than made up for by roles elsewhere.Sainsbury said that after the first lockdown this year, some 120 stores did not reopen. These will now be closed permanently. To make up for this reduction, it will be adding 200 Argos collection points to supermarkets and convenience stores.Today’s update also came with some financial results, which generally seem okay if not exactly rip-roaring. Underlying profits were above analyst estimates at £301m for the half year, while sales growth was up 8.2%.A one-off charge of £438m relating to the Argos store closures did cause a H1 pre-tax loss of £136m though. Sainsbury also issued a special dividend of 7.3p.Focusing on what mattersThe Argos closures come as part of a larger strategy for Sainsbury’s. Earlier this month it said it is considering the sale of its banking arm because of the low interest rate environment. It also plans to close its meat, fish, and delicatessen counters due to low demand.Sainsbury said it will make about £600m from this and other cost reductions (not the potential sale of its banking arm) to reinvest in new products and lower costing items. Simply put, it seems to be focusing on its core grocery business going forward.In many senses, the increase in online shopping makes this a sensible move. With the Argos store closures, deliveries or store pickups are a better use of resources.Similarly online grocery shopping is becoming an ever more important business for Sainsbury. Covid and lockdowns are acting as a catalyst in this industry. It seems the trend that had already started is set to move ever more rapidly.Are Sainsbury shares cheap?Unfortunately, while I don’t think the future is particularly grim for Sainsbury shares, things are still uncertain. I like the special dividend, and I like the consolidation of its Argos stores. I think the sale of its banking arm could also be a good thing.The moves all smack a little of desperation though. A big shift in the way it works worries me that it needs to make these changes more than we perhaps realise. 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Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Matthew DaviesPosted Oct 16, 2015 Comments (2) Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Mary Taggart says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Lora and Arthur Bernabei gather apples from their 500-acre farm in southwest Hungary before heading to Nickelsdorf, Austria, where refugees are being welcomed.This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here.[Episcopal News Service] As thousands of refugees fleeing conflict started arriving at the train station in Budapest, Hungary, in early summer, Episcopalians Lora Bernabei and her husband Arthur Reynolds knew that as Christians they were called to respond with loving kindness.They gathered apples from their 500-acre farm in southwest Hungary, loaded their car and drove to the capital to start distributing them to the men, women and children who’d walked for weeks to find safety in the arms of their European neighbors. The refugees were exhausted, traumatized and desperately in need of food and water.“When we first went to train station, we saw people just like us, and gave them bags of food and water,” said Bernabei via Skype from the Hungarian farm. “We really wanted to find a way of giving back from the abundance that we have in our own lives.”They filled a shopping cart and within two minutes it was empty. So they returned with their van, carrying the equivalent of 40 shopping carts. That was gone in less than an hour.They sent an email to their local priest and he put out a call for help in the parish newsletter. “All of sudden we had a carload of volunteers,” she said. “People just wanted to help – clothes, food, my car was filled to the brim.”At the time, they weren’t to know that in early September Hungary would throw many of the refugees into prison and close its borders to force future asylum seekers, many destined for Germany, to find alternative routes through neighboring countries such Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.“The situation was changing very quickly. Hungary got a lot of bad press and … they were clearing out the train stations,” said Lora.Arthur Bernabei meets with volunteers helping to welcome and process refugees as they arrive in Nickelsdorf, Austria. Photo: Lora BernabeiBut then Bernabei and Reynolds heard that the refugees were being well received at the Austrian border, so they diverted their mission and started making regular trips to Nickelsdorf, a point of historic significance and reception for people fleeing problems through Hungary.“We saw the field where they cross over and then it gets much more sophisticated in Nickelsdorf,” she said, “with tents saying, ‘We’re glad to help you.’ ”During their first trip to Nickelsdorf, a two-hour drive from their farm, they transported 400 kilos (882 pounds) of apples and delivered them to the Red Cross refugee reception center. They have since returned with shoes, toiletries, cans of food and other items to help them along their journey.The refugees arrive at the Nickelsdorf reception center and generally stay there for one night. Every day the center is turned around. Buses are filled and the refugees transported to the German border as the center is cleaned and linen replaced for the next arrivals.The refugee reception center in Nickelsdorf is turned around every day as refugees are processed and transported to Germany. Photo: Lora Bernabei“We wanted to do our part somehow, and this is something tangible,” said Bernabei. “I was very moved the first time I witnessed the refugees as they are people with great dignity,” she said. “They are shopkeepers and dentists and they cannot stay in their own country. It’s luck that they’ve made it here. They are not poor – they are political refugees and they are people like you and me. They are fleeing for their lives, and we just want to help them on their way.”For more than 20 years, Bernabei has been a lay leader in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, serving on various commissions and boards. She was pivotal in the work of the Convocation’s Commission on the Ministry of the Baptized and the European Institute of Christian Studies, noted especially for her leadership to formalize the bishop’s vision for the discernment process and for lifelong Christian formation for both clergy and laity.Like Bernabei, many Episcopalians and their ecumenical partners throughout Europe don’t see their response to the world’s worst refugee crisis since World War II as short term.“Our churches in Europe, with the current refugee crisis, have stepped up all over the place,” said Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, “not only [to provide] basic needs, but also counseling for the asylum process.”In addition to the response in Hungary, Whalon recognized the work of Episcopalians in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and beyond in extending support and hospitality to the refugees who’ve risked their lives to escape persecution.“When [the refugees] are able to settle down, they become incredible resources for their host country,” said Whalon. “It’s very important that people know that. To not have compassion on these people, with their courage and desperation, with their extraordinary woundedness and their extraordinary skills, would be a complete and utter denial of the reality of Jesus Christ.”Bernabei agreed. “These people want to work. In reality, they integrate very quickly … . They want to make a living and become part of society. They are professionals.”“War sees no boundaries,” said Nagulan Nesiah, program officer for Episcopal Relief & Development, which is responding to the refugee crisis through regional partnerships that offer hospitality and welcoming safe spaces as people journey through the continent. “Many of [the refugees] were teachers, lawyers and professionals who had homes and stable careers. Now, they find themselves in a vulnerable situation without clothing or resources to care for their families. They arrive in their new countries with an eagerness and determination to succeed.”The most recent updates from Episcopal Relief & Development about its response to the refugee crisis, as well as ways to donate, are available here.“It’s an extremely arduous, difficult task, but all over the place we have incredibly creative volunteers, dedicated clergy,” said Whalon. “We’re making a difference in every community that we’re in, and we are only just starting to address this new crisis. It’s spontaneous, and it’s something I am very proud of.”But the current refugee crisis, although largely centered in Europe, is a global issue.The U.S. government has announced it will increase the number of refugees being resettled to the U.S. from 70,000 to 85,000 in 2016. At least 10,000 of these refugees will be from Syria. The rest will come from places like Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Mexico and Central America, where war, violence and persecution have forced citizens to flee and prevented their ability to return home.Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement service of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, will assist many of those being resettled to the United States. (The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission.)Each year, Episcopal Migration Ministries, through a network of 30 local organizations, provides a wide spectrum of services for more than 5,000 refugees, asylees, special immigrant visa holders, and Cuban/Haitian entrants, including resettlement, employment, and additional case management to refugees with significant medical or mental health needs. These new Americans rely upon this assistance and support as they rebuild their lives in security and peace in communities across the United States.“For Episcopalians, refugee resettlement ministry is a tangible, meaningful and powerful way of being in the world: a way of living out our Baptismal Covenant to seek and serve Christ in all persons, to love our neighbors as ourselves, to strive for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being,” said Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ program manager for church relations and co-sponsorship.“Refugee resettlement is the story of individuals, families, and communities, of neighbors knowing one another, caring for one another, learning from one another’s stories, experiences, strengths, and gifts. And, in knowing each other, growing in understanding, compassion and respect.”Resources for education and responseThe most recent updates from Episcopal Relief & Development about its response to the refugee crisis, as well as ways to donate, are available here.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s statement on refugees as well as congregational and individual response suggestions are available here.– Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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YES, YOU HELP HOWEVER YOU CAN, NEVER DENIGRATING ANY ONE WHO DOES GOOD FOR HUMANITY.THANK YOU ALLIDA BRANCA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL ‘What if it were you?’ Responding to the refugee crisis in Hungary, Austria October 16, 2015 at 6:10 pm Thank you for this story. Reading of response and the help that the refugees are getting from our worldwide Episcopal community is heartening. It is unfortunate that Mr. Davies used the quote: “They are not poor – they are political refugees and they are people like you and me.” from Lora Bernabei. I hate to state the obvious, but here goes:If the refugees were poor would they be any less deserving of help?Why does one feel compelled to say they are “people like you and me?” Aren’t we all God’s beloved, each deserving of compassion and mercy?Again, thank you for covering this important story.Peace,Mary Taggart
Architects: Agraz Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Projects Houses Area: 546 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAgraz ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapopanMexicoPublished on December 16, 2012Cite: “HG House / Agraz Architects” [Casa HG / Agraz Arquitectos] 16 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Red Hawk House / Imbue DesignSave this projectSaveRed Hawk House / Imbue Design Projects Contractor: Year: Tall Pines Construction Houses “COPY” Shen Engineering “COPY” ArchDaily United States Area: 4500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 CopyHouses•Park City, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883259/red-hawk-house-imbue-design Clipboard City:Park CityCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Imbue DesignRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. On a gentle ridge looking out to Park City the Red Hawk residence is perched on a mountain crest that offers the perfect vantage point for its spectacular surroundings. By way of outdoor living spaces the home’s design weaves uninterrupted views of Utah’s iconic mountains into the daily living of the family that flocks there.Save this picture!© Imbue DesignFor Park City’s serene summer season the home is wrapped with a deck for breakfast dining, lazy day reading, and sunset viewing. But with the 7,500 foot elevation and the raw, breathtaking views also comes extreme weather in spectacular form. At this elevation the arrival of spring can bring with it gale force winds; early fall can produce earth trembling thunderstorms; and winter can pile up snow in excess of 12 feet [3.7m]. But this house is equipped for all seasons.Save this picture!© Imbue DesignSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Imbue DesignWhen the wind blows occupants can nest in the central courtyard garden for protection. When rain pours down the family can take refuge in a covered outdoor living room. And when snow falls and temperature drop large retractable doors close, converting the outdoor space into a cozy all-season room. Super insulated and built tighter than a beaver dam, this nest is always cozy and efficient.Save this picture!© Imbue DesignDesigned as a campus for work, living, and leisure the home is dynamic in its daily function. An outbuilding, separate from the living function, houses a workshop for all things loud and dirty. An office separated from the main house by the all-season room keeps work at work and leisure in living. And of course the guestroom has a wing of its own for privacy.Save this picture!© Imbue DesignThe owners are talented designers by nature and profession. You could say Imbue Design and the home owners are birds of a feather. After a delightful collaboration with these fun-loving people, they finally have a place to call their lifelong roost.Save this picture!© Imbue DesignProduct DescriptionThe Red Hawk home employs the warmth and natural quality of clear, western red cedar throughout the majority of its exterior in a sweeping gesture that gives it presence while tying it to the natural landscape. The cedar’s natural color creates a sharp contrast against the stark snow in the winter months and offers a complimentary color to spring’s verdant mountainside. Cedar is naturally able to endure the extreme temperature swings and weather events inherent to high elevation climates. Utah has some of the most extreme freeze-thaw cycles in the United States.Save this picture!© Imbue DesignProject gallerySee allShow lessACME’s Wildly Twisting Wooden Staircase Draws Inspiration From Coco Chanel’s Famous …MiscStriking Easily Assembled Cabins Will become Symbols for Shelter and Safety Along Re…Architecture News Share Structural Engineer: CopyAbout this officeImbue DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPark CityUnited StatesPublished on November 11, 2017Cite: “Red Hawk House / Imbue Design” 11 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 April 2005 | News 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. Advertisement CAF offers new workshop on fundraising ‘sales’ techniques 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Sales and fundraising techniques are different, but there can be considerable overlap, particularly in corporate fundraising. For this reason Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is hosting a new workshop designed to teach charities more about fundraising ‘sales’ techniques.Entitled ‘Consultative Selling’, the workshop explains which sales techniques to use in certain situations, how to overcome objections and meet both charities’ andcompanies’ goals.The workshop shows delegates how to identify and secure sales opportunities and how to think and act consultatively with potential funders. Delegates will also learn and practise sales techniques through role playing.According to Jenny Maydon, Charity Relations Manager at CAF:“Many charities fail to gain support through corporate fundraising because they don’t take time to ask the company what they want out of the relationship.“It’s very easy for a company to say no when a charity asks them for support. Charities are far more likely to be successful if they ask a company what they would like to gain from the partnership and then offer a solution that benefits both parties.”The workshop will be held on 11 May 2005 at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, 1 Embankment Place, London. Places cost £100 per delegate and include a buffet lunch.
The Directorate of Development and Alumni Relations has spearheaded the £150 million philanthropic Campaign for Queen’s, set up the Queen’s University of Belfast Foundation Board and the Friends of Queen’s, and undertaken responsibility for a number of fund-raising initiatives and events and enhancing relationships with Queen’s graduates. 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Norma Sinte has been appointed the new Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Queen’s University of Belfast’s Foundation. Norma has worked for Queens for seven years before taking up the position. Prior to this she worked in the private sector in sales and marketing management in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and Europe. She is a member of the Board of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s and a member of the Northern Ireland Council of the Prince’s Trust. 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. Norma Sinte joined Queen’s in 2000 as Head of Corporate and Major Gifts Fundraising and has been Deputy Director for the past two years. A graduate of Queen’s, she worked as Marketing and Development Manager at the Ulster Orchestra before taking up this post. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 10 December 2007 | News Queens appoints new director of development
Supporters of a Michigan political prisoner, the Rev. Edward Pinkney, continued their efforts unabated through the holiday season. Behind the walls of the infamous Marquette Prison, attacks by officials also were unrelenting against him.Lamont Lilly, WWP vice presidential candidate, at Emergency Conference to Save Rev. Pinkney, Dec. 12.WW photo: Bryan G. PfeiferForbidden to make phone calls for at least six months, Rev. Pinkney has been able to get out some reports of mistreatment through letters and a prison email system. Just before Christmas, corrections officers wrote up a misconduct “ticket,” charging Rev. Pinkney with having a Bible on his bed. This is another in a long line of “tickets” against him since his transfer to Marquette on Oct. 6. Three other charges were tossed out on appeal through the prison procedure, including a charge of “smuggling” in late November. Two other charges over phone usage were sustained even though no prison rules had been broken. These led to the cancelling of his phone usage.Rev. Pinkney describes Marquette Prison as “a kind of concentration camp where prisoners … are assembled to be tortured.” He reports that “the violence is out of control. A fight broke out two beds from me in the black mold room where I am once again sleeping. One prisoner attacked another. It was a big mess. The correction officers pepper-sprayed the whole room and I got sick from the spray. This was after the attack. … The hatred of some of the correctional officers against Black prisoners is unbelievable.” (posted at bhbanco.org, Dec. 22) Rev. Pinkney has named one particular guard as hostile and aggressive against him — Officer Schretter — and has asked supporters to contact public officials about the mistreatment.Demanding the state actConcern for Rev. Pinkney’s safety has motivated phone call and letter campaigns. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Michigan Department of Corrections Director Heidi Washington have been bombarded for the past month from concerned individuals across the country. Marquette’s warden, Robert Napel, has also been the recipient of numerous complaints.A letter from the Detroit office of the American Civil Liberties Union cautioned Director Washington and Warden Napel that the ACLU is investigating the conditions Rev. Pinkney has complained of and that officials could be held legally liable for any official “indifference.”Attorneys from the Constitutional Litigation Associates based in Detroit, in a letter sent Dec. 28, also let Warden RobertNapel know they are monitoring the situation. This group provided legal aid to Rev. Pinkney in prior cases going back to 2006.Following the Emergency Conference to Save Rev. Pinkney held in Detroit on Dec. 12, members of the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI.org) began contacting members of the state House and Senate seeking their intervention. Sens. Coleman Young Jr. and Bert Johnson, along with Rep. Rose Mary Robinson, expressed their concern, resulting in an official inquiry addressed to Rev. Pinkney from Keith Barber, legislative corrections ombudsman. Rev. Pinkney was able to reply to Barber, detailing the many threats and dangers he is facing.Rev. Pinkney was buoyed with the recent filing of an amicus curiae brief by the Michigan state ACLU in support of his appeal against his unjust conviction in the fall of 2014. “The prosecution of Rev. Pinkney was effectively a penalty for his lawful exercise of his First Amendment right to engage in the political and civil life of his community,” the brief stated. “In addition, his trial was tainted by improper references to his controversial, but lawful, First Amendment activities.” (bhbanco.org) It is thought that many months may elapse before the Michigan Court of Appeals hears Rev. Pinkney’s appeal.Supporters are urged to call and express their concern for Rev. Pinkney’s safety to Keith Barber, legislative corrections ombudsman, at 517- 373-8573.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this