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Airtel Networks Zambia Plc (ATEL.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Airtel Networks Zambia Plc (ATEL.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Airtel Networks Zambia Plc (ATEL.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Airtel Networks Zambia Plc (ATEL.zm) 2020 abridged results.Company ProfileAirtel Networks Zambia plc. is a major telecommunications service provider offering cellular radio solutions to private and corporate customers in Zambia. The company was known as Celtel Zambia plc. until a name change in 2013. Airtel Networks Zambia is a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Zambia Holdings BV. A diverse and extensive range of products and services include caller ID, call waiting, international calling tariffs, roaming, voicemail services, chat and SMS text services, and Internet services. Other well-known brands in its portfolio include: Airtel Marketplace, a service that helps people find jobs, products and post adverts; Airtel Football, with latest information and updates on national soccer fixtures; Siliza, a service to request or borrow airtime; Airtel Portal, providing breaking news stories and sports updates, ringtones, wallpapers, video clips, and games and entertainment; Airtel Blessing, a Christian portal sharing Bible readings and church sermons. Value-added services include Airtel Life Insurance, Airtel Misses You, Caller Ring Back Tunes, Airtel Radio, Airtel Games Club to download and play games, Airtel Hello Tunes, Learn French, Me2U for airtime sharing, and 121 to connect buyers with sellers. Airtel Networks Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
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Submit an Event Listing January 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm Praise God for Our Primate, Bishop Michael. Let us follow the leader! Rector Shreveport, LA Errol Narain says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN January 28, 2016 at 7:32 pm The Anglican Communion is right on their understanding of Jesus but wrong in their punitive sanctions. Why didn’t they come forward and rescue marriage in the court of the USA even to the Supreme Court? Why did they not come forward and rescue the many church buildings and landsd lost in litigation with the National church? Why did they not come forward rescueing the church itself to proscribe gay and lesbian clergy? No they waited until the clergy in USA decided to change the words of the prayer book denoting genders. truly your calumny toward the episcopal church is wrong. But to say we cannot judge eachother because Jesus does not judge is not understanding the Gospel. Love is not simply embracing eachother it is seeking to be embraced by God. And when you sin no more. this is what Mary Magdalene heard from Him.I pray that you stop being attracted to your human reflections and achieve the enlightenment to be of our Lord seeking to meet Him. I hope this rescues all. January 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm God bless us EVERYONE – EVERY ONE. Thank you, Bishop, for your patient and calm presence.We will see this through together. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Lloyd S. Casson says: January 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm As I know too well (having been part of the debate at Diocesan level) the Church of England has – unilaterally – condoned and allowed remarriage after divorce in church, even if there is an ex-spouse still living. Was the rest of the Anglican Communion “consulted” on this quite radical change before implementation? I think not. Many would condemn it as unbiblical; as certainly Jesus as quoted in the Gospels had far more to say about divorce and remarriage, and nothing at all about any firm definition of marriage as being between ONE woman and ONE man, for life. This comes from the Book of Common Prayer and is Cranmer. Cranmer is not Scripture. The Gospel writers are merely using Genesis in an incorrect manner, where a literal reading of the verse about “therefore a man leaves his father and mother” etc could be taken as a command for all men being required to enter into a heterosexual relationship …including Jesus and the Pope. The Primates’ Meeting statement sanctioning TEC was a mealy mouthed hypocritical pronouncement kowtowing to “the majority”, some of whom probably have polygamous “marriages” in their own Provinces; and disenfranchising all people who are created to love someone of their own sex. People who wish to publicly demonstrate that love in a sacramentally celebrated, faithful relationship. Good on Presiding Bishop Curry. Would that the Anglican Communion had more of his courage and integrity. Many on this side of the pond are with you, TEC, both heterosexual and homosexual. Paul Vandevert says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Howard E. Blunt, Jr. + says: Douglas Hutto says: Comments (21) Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME January 16, 2016 at 12:38 am No one can presume to know the mind of God. We will be very surprised when we get to heaven and find those whom you pointed fingers at are there seated wih God. At that point He might just say “Go away. I never knew you.” Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Greg Ladewski says: January 19, 2016 at 1:13 pm Margo, peace to you. I comment only to say that you seem to know such a small minded God, a small God. God is love. Jesus gave us only 2 commandments: love God and love your neighbor as you love yourself. God is love. There will be few, if any, that God pushes away. God’s love is so immense; please don’t diminish God. God loves you and all of us. God is love. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel margo lomax says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Presiding Bishop and Primate speaks on actions at Primates Meeting april mullins says: Angus Ian says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 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 January 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm The sad reality is that The Episcopal Church cannot go backward, and, for the time being, too much of the Anglican Communion cannot move forward. If this means schism, so be it. We hope for unity, but “Here we stand.” The Episcopal Church is not, and will not be silent on issues of equality, nor will we be cowed by unjust sanctions. The future lies with equality, not bigotry. I do not expect that the Lord will cast anyone out for holding antiquated and bigoted beliefs — these are rooted in a tradition of blindness. Some day we will all stand before the Throne, all sinners, all sincere, and all together. January 16, 2016 at 4:11 am How lucky is the Episcopal Church to be led by a man of faith and integrity who can speak so clearly of the things that make communion a reality between Episcopalians world-wide. How sad for the Church of England that it has failed to live up to genuine Christian integrity and is led at this time by a Chief Executive Officer concerned more with political expediency than true spiritual honesty. For those of us who know, love and have worked for the churches in Africa and who also know and admire TEC, its faithfulness to the opus dei, the outcome of the Primates’ meeting reflects a subtle but dangerous move away from mutual understanding to a polarisation forced by extremists In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group January 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm thank you Bishop Curry…in our perseverance we shall indeed overcome in peace and through the love of our LORD Jesus CHRIST…thank you for you wisdom and diligence. My journey has been one of ups and downs, Bishop Curry. We know each other from the diocese of North Carolina and attended many of the conventions together…your guidance to go back to Galilee is poignant now in light of this recent decision. We are still here and will continue the Jesus movement..many a time in my own journey I pondered the my role and how I could be useful. As a gay man, living out my faith, having sought the diaconate and priesthood and was discouraged, having now being married to my partner of 35 years, both of us serving in our capacities at St Peters, sharing our love of the CHRIST in our lives and others, I am serving now as verger/minister of ceremony in our parish. I spoke earlier in my journey about the priesthood but another bishop was installed during that time and it was just not for a gay man to become a priest. Then I thought I would be a deacon. I did not further that role. All I ever wanted was to serve our LORD in some capacity. My love of liturgy and worship has always been inspiration for me and now with Ft Ollie and Mt Joslyn I have been able to participate in the worship, using the gifts that have been given me…all this is to say that what the primates have deemed unseemly by the Episcopal church in the USA will not discourage me..thank you for your guidance and wisdom. It was always a pleasure to serve you at St Peters in the earlier years as your chaplain..thank you…Doug Hutto January 15, 2016 at 8:34 pm Bishop Curry reminds us that we are centered on Jesus’ message to us that God calls us all to be God’s children, and as such, we are called to minister to each other, to call out the best in each other, to celebrate God’s presence in each of us. Christianity is NOT an exclusive club for those with whom we agree or whom we consider to be “right” or “beautiful.” Christianity is an opportunity to learn about and appreciate and love those different from us while we acknowledge God’s omnipotence and omnipresence. God is bigger than we are! Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL January 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm thank you, Jane. Thank you thank you thank you. January 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm A comment of support from an Angkican Priest in Lincoln, England. I and many here are sad at the sanctions put upon the Episcopalian Churc. Am proud to see your response and your desire for the unity of our precious Anglican Communion. It is hoped that the Afrucan Anglicans will also reflect on their own human rights, and heterosexual relations, as there is muc for them to ponder upon. It us so difficult to hold all the diverse cultures in unity in our wonderful Communion. We are a loving, caring and thinking communion. Thank you Bushop Curry for showing this in your humble response.God bless. Bev Bammel says: January 19, 2016 at 9:02 pm Bishop Curry, Thank you so much for your remarkable response to the recent decision in England. I am a long time priest of this church Diocese of Long Island. I am now retired but enjoythe privilege from the Bishop here to continue serving. What is more I am Black and Gay. So I have known full well what it is to be marked by prejudice and hurtful agenda. But I have tried for close to 50 years to serve God’ s people and to preach salvation in the Lord Christ. You have justmarked a map for all here in the USA. And I hope, pray and believe that such grace and that you espouse will give us all much substance wisdom and love whatever and where ever our needs are worldwide. I look forward to some opportunity to meet you personally with a face to face gratitude for who you are and what you are given to do. Howard Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska stewart david wigdor says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem January 15, 2016 at 10:47 pm huh? what is your point? Michael Denny says: dolly patterson says: Submit a Job Listing January 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm We in Canada not only support you, but were there first in our ‘catholic’ (as in inclusive) outlook to firstwomen as complete equals then gay marriage.I expect our African and Asian sisters and brothers will come around in time. 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Primates Meeting, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Owen Prince says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued a video statement concerning the actions of the Anglican primates at their meeting in Canterbury, England.The following is the text of the presiding bishop’s statement:Before I say a word about our gathering here at the Primates Meeting, I just want to say a word of thank you to you for all of your prayers: your prayers for this meeting, your prayers for me personally, both here and in my earlier sickness. We are well, and God is God, and I thank you.Let me say a word about the meeting.This is not the outcome we expected, and while we are disappointed, it’s important to remember that the Anglican Communion is really not a matter of structure and organization. The Anglican Communion is a network of relationships that have been built on mission partnerships; relationships that are grounded in a common faith; relationships in companion diocese relationships; relationships with parish to parish across the world; relationships that are profoundly committed to serving and following the way of Jesus of Nazareth by helping the poorest of the poor, and helping this world to be a place where no child goes to bed hungry ever. That’s what the Anglican Communion is, and that Communion continues and moves forward.This has been a disappointing time for many, and there will be heartache and pain for many, but it’s important to remember that we are still part of the Anglican Communion. We are the Episcopal Church, and we are part of the Jesus Movement, and that Movement goes on, and our work goes on. And the truth is, it may be part of our vocation to help the Communion and to help many others to grow in a direction where we can realize and live the love that God has for all of us, and we can one day be a Church and a Communion where all of God’s children are fully welcomed, where this is truly a house of prayer for all people. And maybe it’s a part of our vocation to help that to happen. And so we must claim that high calling; claim the high calling of love and faith; love even for those with whom we disagree, and then continue, and that we will do, and we will do it together.We are part of the Jesus Movement, and the cause of God’s love in this world can never stop and will never be defeated.God love you. God bless you. And you keep the faith. And we move forward.The Most Rev. Michael CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church Tags January 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm “You, sinful and godless you !” … yelled the African bishop from the pulpit…while his three wives listened attentively from the pews Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Paul Paynton says: Bernard DeKoninck says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Jan 15, 2016 January 15, 2016 at 8:17 pm Please explain where in the Bible sin is condoned. God is love but He is also a righteous God. From Genesis to Revelation sin is called sin and never accepted. Rector Tampa, FL Video Rector Smithfield, NC Kevin Miller says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA January 21, 2016 at 5:35 pm We cannot change the progress that we have made! Let us continue to show that Jesus loves and welcomes all! Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anglican Communion, January 16, 2016 at 3:36 am Adultery is permitted in African Anglican churches? I thought polygamy was not a Christianpractice! If it is, can women have more than one husband? Seems two single gay people in a marriage is rather conservative. We had best make sure none of our homosexual money is sent to these churches or it may corrupt them. Modern day pharasaical law must prevail! Anyone of them must be ready to cast the first stone! Rector Hopkinsville, KY Primates Meeting 2016, January 16, 2016 at 5:02 pm Here you see a man so different from his words at his installation, a man who is not a Fundamentalist but an Anglican who is alert to a changed global world, a world that demands the use of inlellect to make sense of a new emerging world, and a deep spirituality grounded n the immanent, dynamic Presence of God who is beyond all human beliefs and structural order. He is an Anglican of the first order. meaning he has a faith relationship that uses body, spirit and mind. This brings into question whether Global Soiuth elected hierarchy, and constituency are really Anglican. The Christian Colonizers taught the natives to blindly obey beliefs but never to think, especially out of the box. Jesus was given at Christmas a gift the church. He continues to have difficulty in taking this gift out of the box. Christopher Braginetz says: Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Jane F. Wacaster says: L Spatt says: January 15, 2016 at 6:08 pm Amen, and again I say Amen. God has sent all of us a messenger in Michael Curry that will lead us back to the Way. Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Judith Hoy says:
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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release COVID-19, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis A 1918 church school class smiles with the Rev. John Misao Yamazaki, vicar, and teachers outside the Mariposa Avenue home used for Sunday services by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Los Angeles[Religion News Service — Los Angeles, California] At the height of the influenza pandemic in 1918, the Rev. John Misao Yamazaki stopped holding services at St. Mary’s Japanese Mission, the Episcopal church in Los Angeles he helped found more than a decade prior. Before mandatory quarantines were enacted, Yamazaki began visiting homes to pray for sick children and families.More than a century later, in the midst of another global pandemic, the Rev. Laurel Coote, Yamazaki’s successor at what is now St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, stands in the quiet sanctuary livestreaming images of its empty pews and stained glass windows to her congregation via Facebook.“I felt compelled to come into the sanctuary so that I could sit in its beauty and its silence and stillness. And I know that you’re missing it too, and so I thought, let me share it with you today,” Coote says in the video. “Christ is alive in this holy place.”The Rev. Laurel Coote gives a tour of the empty St. Mary’s Episcopal Church sanctuary via Facebook Live on March 26. Image courtesy of St. Mary’s Episcopal ChurchHistorical records unearthed by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles show scenes of quarantine in the winter of 1918 and 1919 similar to the ones unfolding today: church doors shuttered, congregants in masks, clerics visiting sick patients. The experiences of older, traditional churches like St. Mary’s, logged in yellowed histories and faded black-and-white photographs, show how American religious institutions once weathered a crisis strikingly similar to this one.“The example that was set by congregations and individuals during the 1918 pandemic has been a source of encouragement in the present time,” said Canon Robert Williams, the historian for The Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Los Angeles. “A number of our great-grandparents withstood the influenza outbreak, and their example shows us that we can withstand the challenges of the present day.”Los Angeles escaped the first wave of influenza in early 1918, but a second, more deadly wave of the disease swept across the country that fall. In September 1918, a pair of local military bases went into quarantine, and on Oct. 11, government officials ordered the shutdown of schools and public gatherings. Then, as now, shutdown measures appeared to work: By the end of the epidemic, Los Angeles had 494 deaths per 100,000 people, compared with 673 per 100,000 in San Francisco.Church records cite the home visits made by Yamazaki — a Japanese immigrant himself — as an important part of the church’s foundation. Many of the Japanese American families he visited had never met a Christian priest before the pandemic, but his willingness to pray with them convinced some to join the congregation. Two decades later, the mission would go on to help local families weather Japanese internment during World War II.After World War II, when many of those interned returned to LA, St. Mary’s became a refuge for Japanese Americans who had sold their homes before internment. The church opened up a hostel for the otherwise homeless.The Rev. John Misao Yamazaki, left, first vicar of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, joins church school teachers beside a newly acquired Dodge bus parked outside the Mariposa Avenue home used for Sunday services. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Los AngelesToday, much of St. Mary’s English-speaking congregation is still Japanese American. But when local immigrant Mexicans, mostly from Oaxaca, began using St. Mary’s facilities as a community center eight years ago, Coote’s predecessor added a Spanish Sunday service. Today it is as large as the English service.And amid the coronavirus pandemic, St. Mary’s Church has again expanded its community outreach. To assist the community’s large homeless population, Coote has extended the hours of a “safe parking” program in the church lot for people living in their vehicles from overnight to 24 hours. The church staff has also raised a special discretionary fund to help its most affected congregants pay bills.“Both then and now, it’s a case of neighbors helping neighbors and congregations abiding by the requirements for closures and social distancing,” Williams said.But as churches move on from Holy Week and Easter, Yamazaki’s home visits have been replaced by Coote’s internet-borne videos.The Rev. Laurel Coote displays a devotional candle for congregants during evening prayer via Facebook Live on March 25. Image courtesy of St. Mary’s Episcopal ChurchBefore coronavirus, only 22 percent of Protestant churches said they livestreamed entire services, according to polling from LifeWay Research. Now, 4 out of 5 churches are adjusting the way they do ministry and 45 percent planned to livestream Easter services, a recent Barna poll shows. As faith communities around the country close their physical doors, many are turning to social media and streams to connect with their congregations.Heidi Campbell, vice president of the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture, has watched 20 different church livestreams a week since the closures began. She sees a consistent theme in churches’ strategies going digital.“Right now, people want relationships, they want connection,” Campbell said.The online shift, Coote believes, could change the way faith is practiced moving forward. “I don’t believe that we’ll ever return to the way that it was,” said Coote. “St. Mary’s had never been a digital church, and this has opened up a new way of expressing.”Following Los Angeles diocesan protocols for COVID-19, St. Mary’s isn’t allowed to even livestream from its sanctuary right now. Instead, Coote is streaming her services from home. She produced her brief Facebook broadcast from the sanctuary during a quick stop at her church office to pick up paperwork.“The hardest thing we’ve had to do is say to priests that you can’t even livestream from your church,” said Bishop John H. Taylor. “We follow a savior who gave up everything he had for the sake of the world. And what we’re being invited to give up this year is the physical sacrament, which we love. We are giving all that up to help save lives.”On Palm Sunday, Coote held services on Facebook Live and Zoom in both English and Spanish. On Maundy Thursday, the congregation held a pandemic-inspired hand-washing ceremony over Zoom, instead of the more customary foot-washing ceremony. For Good Friday, she screen-shared a slideshow of woodcut images of the Stations of the Cross from Virginia Theological Seminary, accompanied by bilingual readings from Episcopal Migration Ministries. For Easter, the congregation met virtually for Morning Prayer, a traditional service without Eucharist from the denomination’s Book of Common Prayer.The move to the internet has allowed Coote to begin holding Wednesday night prayer services over Zoom and Facebook Live, which she says has given St. Mary’s the opportunity to move from a “Sunday church” to an “all week” church.Taylor said he sees similar shifts across the diocese. “People are saying, ‘We have more time for the pleasure of simple conversation and fellowship,’” Taylor said. “Suddenly there’s all of these relationships flowering, and I think that is going to transform us into a church that’s better equipped to sustain one another through the ups and downs of life.“People are rediscovering the Daily Office of prayer and realizing that they can be in touch with their people every day,” said Taylor.Coote said she doubts her congregation will emerge from quarantine the same congregation that went in.“Part of what the community is involved in is asking who they are. There’s no better time for fostering this exploration,” Coote said. “For many people the sanctuary, the building, the environment is all what makes church, church. This experience of COVID-19 is causing us to realize that we are the church beyond the walls.”This story is part of a collaboration between Religion News Service and The GroundTruth Project exploring how faith communities around the world are adapting to COVID-19, produced with support from the Henry Luce Foundation. 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Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Construction is progressing on the second of two new retention ponds that will store reclaimed water at Apopka’s Northwest Recreation Complex, 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway.The $1.6 million project recently created a large pond on 90 acres that is large enough to hold 23 million gallons of storm water runoff and other reclaimed water.Most of the retention pond bottom is sealed with a thick liner to retain water – the upper four feet will be unlined to allow water to soak into the ground and replenish underground aquifers during heavy rain events. Construction is underway on a second and even larger pond to hold another 67 million gallons of storm runoff and reclaimed water. By comparison, the existing retention pond at Northwest can hold up to 116 million gallons.Up to 120 truckloads of sand are moved each day from the newest retention pond – the material is sold for construction of the Interstate 4 roadway improvements in Orlando. Work on that pond should conclude later this year.The next step in Apopka’s plans is to create another large retention pond on 102 acres of land contributed by the St. Johns River Water Management District off of Golden Gem Road north of Ponkan Road. The first phase will dig out about 55 acres for a pond – again, sand will be sold for the I-4 Ultimate construction project. Work could begin at this site within two months.All this stored water is vital for irrigation of grass and landscaping for 6,500 customers in Apopka including homes, businesses and three golf courses. Even more, the new ponds will accommodate all new development for years to come.Reclaimed water is collected from storm drains and Apopka’s wastewater treatment plant. Apopka also receives a million gallons of reclaimed water each day from the Sanlando area. Altamonte Springs provides Apopka with up to 5 million gallons a day – an amount that will increase to 7 million gallons a day in future years.Apopka’s reclaimed water system is coordinated with the St. Johns River Water Management District, which is funding part of the city projects, and is responsible for water resource management in all or part of 18 Florida counties. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Previous articleNorth Shore Reclaimed Water Treatment Facility to Open SoonNext articlePublic Safety Day Highlights Apopka Emergency Services Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014
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Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” AN exclusive screening of the new Star Wars movie ‘Rogue One’ will take place at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy on Friday December 16 at 7pm in aid of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue.‘Rogue One’ is the first of the Star Wars standalone films. This all-new epic adventure sees a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. For more details contact Mike and Jason on 087 2118235 and 087 2804583 or visit the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service Facebook page. All funds raised on the night will go to this much needed and respected local service.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsThe force is strong in Limerick Marine Search and RescueBy Alan Jacques – December 2, 2016 800 WhatsApp TAGSlimerickLimerick Marine Search and RescueOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickRogue OneStar Wars Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Email Previous articleGAA – Limerick GAA all set for 2017Next articleThe war and peace of Christmas chamber music Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin
Facebook EARTH CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Optime Care, a nationally recognized pharmacy, specialty distributor and patient management organization maximizing therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of orphan and rare disorders, is pleased to announce that “Rare Voices” Podcast Series Season 2 will be available in February 2021. Hosted by Donovan Quill, president and CEO, Optime Care, the podcast uncovers insights from patient advocates, pharmaceutical innovators, leaders in insurance, physicians and caregivers who share their experience and insights about the rare and orphan patient experience. Catch the final episodes of Season 1 here. “This podcast series gives a voice to the work and dedication of some remarkable people who are having a profound influence on the lives of individuals with rare and orphan disease,” says Quill, who points to his own father and other relatives who inherited a rare condition called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and demanded that their voices be heard. “My family became active in the alpha-1 patient community and saw that there were others who were struggling with Alpha-1, which leads to serious and debilitating lung and liver disease. For me, this podcast is very personal.” With a drug therapy and the efforts of a patient-centered health management team, Quill’s father was able to live 10 years longer than his brothers and sisters. “Eventually, Dad received a double lung transplant—and a second lease on life. This podcast brings listeners the voices of people like my father so that they can live on and reshape how we think about patient care.” Season 1 of “Rare Voices” featured: Candace Lerman, Esq., attorney, consultant and author of the rare disease blog RareCandace.comJim Clement, former Aetna executive, who most recently served as executive director at Value Based Care and Supply Chain Strategy where he focused largely on proving the value of pharmaceutical therapiesKen Greathouse, seasoned pharmaceutical executive with over 40 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and commercial operationBill Jollie, former Marine, foster parent, cancer advocate, nonprofit founder and global pharmaceutical manufacturer account executive who was diagnosed with small lymphocytic lymphomaDavid Penake, CEO, Saol Therapeutics, who previously served as vice president, Commercial Operations, Corcept TherapeuticsMonica Weldon, Founder and President/CEO of Bridge the Gap – SYNGAP Education and Research Foundation and Primary Investigator on the SYNGAP1 (MRD5) Registry and Natural History Study. “Each episode is designed to share information, spark conversation and fuel a growing drive to reach more people and better serve this patient population,” says Quill. “This podcast is just one way that Optime strives to provide exceptional support to caregivers, healthcare providers and biopharma partners.” About Optime Care Optime Care, Inc. is a nationally recognized pharmacy, distribution and patient management organization offering a suite of comprehensive services tailored to maximize the therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of orphan and rare disorders. Our management team has previously partnered in the launch and management of more than 40 orphan products and programs and consistently implemented the best brand programs for the community. Our experience with small patient populations makes us uniquely qualified to help every stakeholder group impacted by these disorders. Optime Care has dual-accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) for compliance with specialty pharmacy and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for specialty pharmacy services that demonstrate a commitment to providing quality care and services to consumers. https://www.optimecare.com/ View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005005/en/ CONTACT: Media: Brittany Tedesco CPR Communications [email protected] 201.641.1911 x 14 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MISSOURI INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER CONSUMER OTHER HEALTH OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PARENTING PHARMACEUTICAL OTHER TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE ONCOLOGY FAMILY CONSUMER HOSPITALS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY MANAGED CARE GENERAL HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH SOURCE: Optime Care Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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