KNOC launches £1.7bn hostile bid for Dana

first_img More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org John Dunne Tags: NULL KNOC launches £1.7bn hostile bid for Dana State-run Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC) has made a hostile $2.6bn (£1.7bn) cash bid for Dana Petroleum, reflecting South Korea’s growing urgency to boost oil reserves.Seoul gave KNOC a $6.5bn warchest this year to compete with energy-hungry Asian state firms aiming to secure future supplies for their growing economies. Chinese and other firms have so far outgunned KNOC in bigger M&A battles.The biggest hostile bid by a South Korean firm comes after Dana’s management earlier this month rejected KNOC’s 1,800 pence per share proposal.KNOC said it had no alternative but to take its offer to shareholders.“We are very disappointed that the board of Dana does not agree that 1,800 pence per share represents a full and fair value for the company,” KNOC senior executive vice president Kim Seong-hoo said in a statementThe deal will top the purchase by KNOC, which explores and stores oil, of Canada’s Harvest Energy in October for $1.7bn.Analysts saw a bid as positive for South Korea and KNOC.“This shows the will of the South Korean government, which has been trying hard to boost its presence in global resource markets, and we consider it positively,” Sean Hwang, head of the research team at Mirae Asset Securities, said before KNOC’s confirmation of the bid.Dana said last week it had ended takeover talks with KNOC after the Korean firm declined to sign an agreement that Dana sought before opening its books to KNOC. But KNOC said it was still eying the British firm, raising the chances of a hostile bid.The North Sea and Egypt-focussed explorer had said it would only let KNOC conduct due diligence, which could have led to a higher offer, if KNOC signed a non-disclosure agreement that investors said typically include clauses which would preclude KNOC from later making a hostile bid.The bid from KNOC represents a 60 per cent premium to Dana’s closing price before the bid talks emerged.At £18 per share, the deal represents an enterprise value of around $12 per barrels of oil equivalent, not so high compared with historical multiples, but Dana’s portfolio does not warrant such a value, analysts have said.Dana’s top institutional investors, including Schroders, BlackRock and JPMorgan Asset Management, have urged Dana to engage in talks, according to media reports, as its defences have been slipping, with shares trading well below the bid price.The growing conviction that KNOC was committed to a takeover encouraged hedge funds to continue buying Dana shares in the past week. Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fanautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Friday 20 August 2010 2:32 amlast_img read more

Coalition under fire over City regulation

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL PRESSURE is mounting on the government to rethink the details of its plans to transform the financial regulatory structure in the UK, which senior bankers have warned could close off avenues for discussion between regulators and the industry.Of particular concern to the banks is the new Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), which will answer only to the Bank of England and will not be required to hold an annual meeting or host regular consultation sessions with leading members of the industry.“It is very noticeable that the necessary consultation between the PRA and others is not there when it comes to rule changes,” one source said yesterday.Others warned that the second new regulatory body, the Consumer Protection and Markets Authority (CPMA), does not go far enough in acknowledging the importance of a coherent system of market regulation, despite it broadly replicating current practices in terms of consulting with the industry. Angela Knight, chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association, said: “It’s clear that further work needs to be done on both the openness of the PRA and on recognition by the CPMA of the importance of regulating the UK markets, which are some of the deepest and most liquid in the world.”Chancellor George Osborne revealed the sweeping plans for regulatory change in June, abolishing the tripartite system and handing Bank of England governor Mervyn King responsibility for maintaining the overall stability of the financial system. Hector Sants, who had said he would step down as Financial Services Authority chief executive, will now assume the top job at the PRA. Sunday 22 August 2010 10:38 pm whatsapp Share Coalition under fire over City regulation Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

Germans back banking levy

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 23 August 2010 8:44 pm whatsapp Share Tags: NULL GERMAN Ministers will tomorrow throw their weight behind a levy on bank assets designed to raise €1bn (£820m) a year.The announcement is part of a pact between the UK, German and French authorities to introduce parallel taxes starting in 2011.The German levy, which will enter a fund used in the event of future bailouts, will only apply to banks headquartered in Germany.It was not immediately clear how this will fit with legislation announced in June by chancellor George Osborne, which will apply a tax on the balance sheets of banks trading in the UK, regardless of their domicile. This could potentially leave banks such as Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank open to double taxation.It is understood the tax will apply to banks which post an annual profit, although the levy will not be tax deductible.The levy will be calculated on a formula comprising two components, the first based on liabilities, minus equity and minus accounts payable to customers. A second component will be based on the volume of off-balance sheet derivatives a bank holds.The levy would be limited to a maximum of 15 per cent of a bank’s annual earnings. KCS-content Germans back banking levy last_img read more

Oracle to pay ex-HP chief Hurd up to $11m in salary and bonus

first_imgWednesday 8 September 2010 8:12 pm Oracle to pay ex-HP chief Hurd up to $11m in salary and bonus Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof whatsapp Share KCS-content Tags: NULLcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia ORACLE has offered its new co-president, former Hewlett-Packard chief Mark Hurd, a hiring package with a bonus of up to $10m (£6.5m) and options potentially worth tens of millions more.Oracle, the world’s third-larges software maker, named Hurd co-president on Monday, a month after he stepped down from HP because of a scandal involving expense reports and a female contractor.According to the offer letter, filed yesterday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Oracle is offering Hurd a starting annual base salary of $950,000 and a bonus of as much as $10m, plus options to purchase 10m Oracle common shares after the next board meeting.Fred Whittlesey, an executive compensation consultant with the Hay Group, said it was difficult to estimate the value of stock options. However, he said a “theoretical” estimate based on four years of service and Oracle’s shares reaching $30.60 would make Hurd’s hiring package worth about $72m, with $66m of that in options that vest over four years.Oracle shares closed at $24.14 on yesterday. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp last_img read more

Moody’s downgrades AIB debt

first_img Moody’s downgrades AIB debt Credit agency Moody’s slashed its ratings on Anglo Irish Bank’s lower-grade debt, rattling investors as Dublin tots up the final cost of rescuing a lender whose soured loans have crippled the country’s economy.Moody’s cut the nationalised bank’s senior unsecured debt by three notches to Baa3 – just one notch above junk status – citing a small risk the government would not continue to support that class of debt, the agency said. It slashed Anglo Irish’s subordinated debt by six notches to Caa1.The steadily mounting scale of the bank’s rescue has heaped further pressure on already strained public finances, propelling the former “Celtic Tiger” economy to the forefront of investor concerns about the sustainability of sovereign debt in the euro zone.According to unnamed government sources cited by German business daily Handelsblatt on Monday, the European Central Bank gave serious consideration to activating the euro zone’s bailout fund for Ireland but in the end decided not to.Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has said it was unthinkable that Ireland would default on senior debt but, in the absence of such assurances given on subordinated paper, analysts say those might face a buyback at well below par.The euro fell to an intraday low against the dollar following the Moody’s announcement. Already high yield spreads on Irish debt compared with German equivalents were little changed.The rating agency said that while it still expected the government to support all grades of senior debt, the rating would remain under review for possible downgrade until a decision was made.“While Moody’s considers the likelihood of the government not supporting this (senior unsecured) debt to be very small, this risk has been reflected in the three-notch downgrade,” Ross Abercromby, lead analyst for Anglo Irish at Moody’s, said in a statement.Facing political pressure to shut down Anglo Irish, whose loan book soured dramatically after a disastrous property binge left it heavily exposed to the impact of the financial and market downturn, the government has outlined a compromise plan. It is splitting the lender into an asset recovery bank and another entity to house its deposits which will not lend any money.Though the final cost of the exercise is not expected to be revealed until later this week or early October, the 25bn euros so far earmarked would already push Ireland’s 2010 budget deficit to well over 20 per cent of gross domestic product.In a further hurdle to efforts to clean up public finances just two months before the 2011 budget vote, the main opposition party said it will pull much of the cover it provides for MPs absent from parliamentary votes. Share Show Comments ▼ John Dunne center_img whatsapp whatsapp Monday 27 September 2010 9:57 am Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Bernanke calls for new monetary stimulus package

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said high unemployment and low inflation point to a need for a further easing of US monetary policy, but said policymakers were still weighing how aggressive they should be.“There would appear – all else being equal – to be a case for further action,” Bernanke said in remarks prepared for delivery to a conference sponsored by the Boston Federal Reserve Bank.Bernanke said a prolonged period of high unemployment could pose a risk to the recovery’s sustainability and said the low level of inflation meant the risk of a dangerous downward slide in prices was greater than desirable. whatsapp Friday 15 October 2010 8:47 am Bernanke calls for new monetary stimulus package center_img Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org John Dunne last_img read more

Capita says cuts will hit its revenues

first_img CAPITA yesterday said revenues would be hit harder by government spending cuts than it previously expected, casting a shadow over predictions that robust support services firms stand to gain from the era of austerity.Since the coalition was formed in May, many large support services firms such as Capita and rival Serco have sounded bullish about their ability to gain market share because of increased levels of government outsourcing.“We indicated that pressures on public spending might potentially affect growth in the short term… This is now occurring and will subdue revenue growth in the second half of the year more than previously anticipated,” Capita said.Capita, which processes 25m life, savings and pensions policies and handles complaints for the BBC, said revenue growth would be modest because many existing contracts would not be renewed or offset with new deals, and because fewer contracts had been signed in the second half.The support services sector’s largest players had been expected to cash in on the cuts because of their penetration, size and diverse list of services. Thursday 18 November 2010 8:14 pm KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrapcenter_img Capita says cuts will hit its revenues by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm whatsapp Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Rio to splash $3.5bn on bid

first_img whatsapp MINER Rio Tinto yesterday made a $3.5bn (£2.2bn) bid approach for Africa-focused Riversdale Mining, sending the target firm’s shares surging 16 per cent and setting up a potential takeover battle.Rio’s move on Australia’s Riversdale is likely to spark a bidding war, as the company has hard coking-coal projects in Mozambique that could eventually supply five to ten per cent of the global market for the key steel-making material.Brazil’s Vale is seen by some analysts as the most likely rival bidder, as it already has coal mines nearby in Mozambique. India’s Tata Steel, Riversdale’s top shareholder, was also seen as a potential bidder.Tata said it regarded its Riversdale stake as a strategic investment. “Tata Steel will continue to monitor the situation and will take appropriate action as deemed necessary,” the company said.Xstrata, Anglo American and Peabody Energy could also be interested. Top coking-coal exporter BHP Billiton is seen as a less likely contender, as it has its own growth options in Australia. Rio to splash $3.5bn on bid Show Comments ▼ Share Monday 6 December 2010 8:41 pm KCS-content whatsapp Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Cameron secures EU budget freeze

first_img alison.lock whatsapp Tags: NULL Cameron secures EU budget freeze whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK alongside France, Germany and other EU countries will publish a letter calling for a freezing of the EU budget at least until 2020.Cameron has been lobbying behind the scenes at EU meetings in Brussels over the past few days to secure the real-terms freeze in the multi-billion euro budget.The publication of the letter on Saturday by the rich net contributing countries could spell bad news for poorer states that are net recipients of EU funds, such as Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.“All over Europe, countries are tightening their belts to deal with their deficits. Europe cannot be immune from that. We need to see real budgetary restraint from 2014,” Cameron told a news conference.Some diplomats said the British demand would also be supported by the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Austria.The 2011 EU budget will be €126.5bn (£107.3bn), of which more than 40 per cent will go towards agriculture and a third on aid to poor regions.The EU’s 27 countries will start talks in mid-2011 on the long-term budget, which runs from 2014 until 2020 or longer.“Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and I, together with a number of other partners, will publish a text … to put a firm marker for these negotiations (on the EU budget),” Cameron said. “The text to be published talks about at least a real terms freeze for that period.”A draft of the letter seen by Reuters said EU budgets post-2013 should increase no more than the rate of inflation. With high economic growth and low inflation, that could mean an effective cut in the budget over time.One diplomat said Britain has scaled down its demands as it initially wanted to trim the budget to 0.85 per cent of the bloc’s output, compared with the current one per cent.“I don’t think it is a big victory for Cameron. The letter could have been much stronger and it is not talking about significant cuts,” the diplomat said. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Friday 17 December 2010 11:22 am Sharelast_img read more

QinetiQ profits dip below last year as US and UK rein in defence spending

first_img QinetiQ profits dip below last year as US and UK rein in defence spending KCS-content Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAdvertisement 7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo Share whatsapp whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.com Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL BRITISH defence technology group QinetiQ yesterday said its key UK and US markets were still tough and that the outlook was uncertain given a lack of clarity on defence spending plans at home and abroad.“QinetiQ’s principal markets have remained challenging with defence budgets on both sides of the Atlantic under pressure in light of government programmes to reduce fiscal deficits,” the company said in a statement yesterday. “With detailed policy reviews still underway, visibility on future defence spending remains limited.”The company, which makes bomb disposal robots and sniper detectors, said its US Services revenues had continued to run below last year in the period since November due to delays in the award of new contracts, less procurement and the impact of in-sourcing by the US government.QinetiQ, formerly Britain’s state-owned defence research agency, said delays and shorter duration contract awards were also being experienced across UK Services, which is working through the conclusions of last year’s Strategic Defence and Security Review.Britain last year slashed its defence budget eight per cent to help reduce a huge budget deficit, cutting its army, navy and air force. US defence spending, also important to QinetiQ, was seen as flat at best. Thursday 3 February 2011 7:32 pmlast_img read more

Galliford in boost from new homes

first_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Share Show Comments ▼ HOUSEBUILDER and construction company Galliford Try’s first-half adjusted pre-tax profit rose 29 per cent on a pickup in housebuilding demand, and the company raised its interim dividend by 36 per cent.The company, which was founded by W S Try in 1908 as a construction business carrying out work in west London, said that housebuilding sales for the first half of the year were up 29 per cent at £152.9m. “The spring selling season remains crucial, and although it is too early to judge whether it will be sustained, the improvement in our sales rate during the first few weeks of 2011 is encouraging,” chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said.In December, the company had said it was on track to hit its housebuilding growth targets, despite a slump in autumn house sales, and was ready to seize construction opportunities.June to December pre-tax profit before exceptional items was £17m compared with £13.2m last year. The company’s revenue was marginally higher at £575.9m. Galliford Try shares have gained 14.5 per cent since the company posted a 14 per cent rise in its five-month house sales in November. Last week, rival homebuilder Redrow said it was more upbeat on its prospects, as buyers flocked back to view homes. whatsapp KCS-content Wednesday 23 February 2011 8:37 pm whatsapp Galliford in boost from new homes Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Women board members lift share prices

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ Sunday 6 March 2011 10:51 pm whatsapp Women board members lift share prices THE best performing companies are likely to have a smaller board size and a high proportion of female directors, according to new research published today.Law firm Eversheds studied the share price performance of 241 companies around the globe between January 2007 and December 2009, then used the data to find the “ideal” board composition.Analysis showed a high female presence was the third strongest link to good share price performance, after board size and substantial shareholders – where a higher percentage of investors hold more than three per cent of the issued capital each.The study echoes the recent report by Lord Davies, who warned UK boardrooms were “in crisis” over the low percentage of females on boards and called for the introduction of a quota if companies do not voluntarily double female representation in the next four years.However, when interviewed, only 55 per cent of directors thought that diversity for its own sake was beneficial for board and company performance and only half that number was directly in favour of taking positive action to appoint more women onto boards.Research showed that, while the boards surveyed had between six and 32 directors, 11 was the optimum number for a FTSE 100 company.The study also found a strong correlation between share price performance and the number of independent directors on company boards. When interviewed, directors narrowly preferred independence to experience, however 67 per cent believed both were equally important.Mark Spinner, corporate partner at Eversheds, said: “During the financial crisis, many directors reported that there was a ‘power shift’, with executive directors relying on the experience of non-executive directors more than previously. However, the general consensus seems to be that this would not be a permanent change – many directors believe now is the time for non-executive directors to ‘pull back’ and allow the executive management team to manage.”Eversheds said the analysis was complemented with in-depth interviews with 50 directors from a cross section of the companies. They were asked for their opinions on board role, composition and effectiveness, then the findings were analysed by region and industry sector. Tags: NULL whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo KCS-content last_img read more

Lloyds TSB unveils 5.5 per cent bond for retail investors

first_imgTuesday 8 March 2011 9:03 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share LLOYDS TSB launched a five-year corporate bond for retail investors yesterday, following its first offering to private bond investors last June. The bonds will pay 5.5 per cent interest at a fixed rate until the notes mature in September 2016. Lloyds and Royal Bank of Canada are underwriting the scheme.Lloyds expects to raise at least £50m from the bonds, which will be offered to individuals for a minimum investment of £1,000 with £100 units above this, as part of its scheme to issue £50bn of European medium term notes. Killik & Co senior partner Paul Killik said yesterday: “The retail bond market offers welcome relief to investors and savers struggling to find similar returns elsewhere. “We applaud companies like Lloyds that are helping to recreate an active bond market for private investors to put them on a par with institutional investors.”The bank said the notes will be eligible for trading on the London Stock Exchange’s electronic order book for retail bonds, which was launched in February last year to give individuals better access to investment products. Seven new bonds have been introduced for the new platform in the year since launch, with companies including Tesco, John Lewis and Provident Financial entering the market. Lloyds TSB’s first corporate bond for retail investors, launched in June with a 5.375 per cent interest rate and £100 unit price, now changes hands for £103.25 per unit. KCS-content whatsapp Lloyds TSB unveils 5.5 per cent bond for retail investors Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Fiat to buy bigger Chrysler stake

first_img KCS-content Italy’s Fiat expects to pay around $1.5bn (£919m) for an additional 16 per cent stake in Chrysler, which it hopes to buy later this year after the US automaker repays government loans, three people familiar with the matter said. Italy’s biggest industrial group is also working to raise about €1.5bn (£1.3bn) through a credit facility and is expected to launch the deal in coming months. Show Comments ▼ Fiat to buy bigger Chrysler stake Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads Sunday 17 April 2011 10:36 pm Sharelast_img read more

Global Gaming makes trio of senior hires

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Global Gaming has moved to strengthen its senior management team with the appointment of three staff from Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). Duncan Snaith has joined as head of development, while Josie Cassar will take on the role of head of payments, and Shireen Haddadeen head of CRM. Snaith has spent 12 years in the gaming industry across platform development, lead generation and affiliate marketing and advertising. Cassar will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations and strategic development of the group’s payments offering. Haddadeen has been working in the industry for nine years and was previously CRM manager at Rizk.com. Mark Wadsworth, chief product officer and managing director at Global Gaming in Malta, said: “Having the opportunity to build a product team from scratch allows us to try new ways of organising cross-discipline product teams that reduce dependencies and allow rapid market delivery of new features. “I’m extremely delighted that Global Gaming is attracting talent of this calibre and I truly look forward to building on the amazing success of our pay and play ninjacasino.com.”Related article: Olsson steps down as CEO at Global Gaming Global Gaming has moved to strengthen its senior management team with the appointment of three staff from Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) 11th May 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresscenter_img Topics: People Strategy Global Gaming makes trio of senior hires AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Peoplelast_img read more

Brazilian Senate approves sports betting measure

first_imgLegal & compliance Email Address 23rd November 2018 | By contenteditor Sports betting is just one step away from being legalised in Brazil after the upper house of the country’s National Congress approved legislation allowing online and land-based wagering.The Brazilian Senate has approved Provisional Measure 846/18, which formalises plans for the distribution of revenue raised through the country’s national lottery Loterias Caixa (Lotex), after the measure was approved by a committee in the lower house, the Chamber of Deputies.As well as formalising lottery distribution plans, the measure also sets a two-year window in which the Congress could formalise regulations for private operators to enter the market and pay tax on their activities.The author of the measure, Pará Senator Flexa Ribeiro, noted that this would ensure the state could recoup a share of the country’s offshore gambling market, which is estimated to be worth around BRL$4.3bn (£876m/€990m).While elements such as technical regulations and the number of licences permitted have not been set out, Ribeiro has proposed a tax structure for licensees. His proposal also aims to have the Brazilian Ministry of Finance given ultimate responsibility for regulating the sector.Land-based operators will be required to pay 80% of amounts wagered back to players as winnings, and will be permitted to keep no more than 14% to cover costs and to be distributed to shareholders as profit.The final 6% will be divided between a number of social entities, with 2.5% going to the country’s paramilitary National Public Security Force (FNSP), and 2% going to football clubs that allow the lottery to use their branding to promote its games. A further 1% will be awarded to public schools that meet certain targets in national examinations, with the remaining 0.5% going to the country’s social security fund.Online operators, meanwhile, will be required to pay out 89% of wagers as winnings, and will be allowed to retain 8% of the total. The social security fund will receive 0.25% of profits; schools 0.75%; the FNSP 1% and football clubs 1%.Having been approved by the Chamber of Deputies earlier this week and passed by the Senate, Provisional Measure 846/18 now passes to President Michel Temer, who has previously said that he would ratify any gambling legislation that reaches his office. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Brazilian Senate approves sports betting measure Measure now heads to outgoing president Michel Temer for final approval Regions: LATAM Brazil Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports bettinglast_img read more

Danish regulator hails success of StopSpillet helpline

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has hailed the success of the StopSpillet problem gambling helpline after it was revealed that 500 Danes have used the service since its launch.For the first first half of the year to June 30, Spillemyndigheden revealed that 348 calls had been made, though this number has risen significantly since July, with a further 152 calls made for the period to 11 September. “Based on experience with similar guides, we had expected 90 in the quarter, so it is overwhelming that so many have already contacted us,” Spillemyndigheden director Birgitte Sand said.“On the one hand, it would be really good if players or relatives did not have challenges with games. But on the other hand we are of course both happy and proud of the many who have found our way and have shown us the great confidence to seek our help.”Spillemyndigheden added that of the 500 calls, 46% are players and 39% are relatives of gamblers. A further 5% are healthcare professionals, and 10% called for advice on gambling. Men comprise the vast majority of callers, at 85%, with 15% women. However, for relatives calling on behalf of gamblers, women dominate, comprising 69% of callers.StopSpillet did not provide age breakdowns for the updated figures, but for the 348 calls in the first half of 2019, those aged between 18 and 25 made up the most callers (36.9%) followed by 26 to 35 year-olds (23.3%).Linda Lomborg, office manager for StopSpillet, said that going forward, StopSpillet would look to ensure that possible problem gamblers were aware that the service existed.“It’s not a great success in itself to have many calls,” Lomborg said. “For us, the success criterion is that those who need us know that we exist. We feel fortunate that the callers feel well-advised and guided to move forward in the process,” Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark 30th September 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img 500 Danes have called StopSpillet, the country’s gambling addiction hotline, in a little over 8 months from its launch at the start of 2019 until 11 September. Danish regulator hails success of StopSpillet helpline Legal & compliance Email Addresslast_img read more

Study claims gambling widespread among Welsh adolescents

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Study claims gambling widespread among Welsh adolescents Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter More than 40% of Welsh students aged 11-16 said they gambled in the last year, though activity was predominantly centred around fruit machines and the National Lottery, according to a new study from Cardiff University.The study found that 41% of its 103,971 respondents reported gambling in the period, while 16.2% of the group who had gambled said they felt bad as a result of their gambling activity. Conducted by the from the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement at Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences, the data was drawn from the 2017 School Health Research Network Student Health and Wellbeing Survey, completed by students in years 7–11 from 193 secondary schools in Wales.The most popular type of gambling activity playing fruit machines in pubs with 4.6% of those who responded saying they had done so. National lottery scratch cards and private bets between friends were the next most common options, each played by 2.9% of respondents, followed by the National Lottery lottery draw itself, with 2.8%.Just 1.2% said they had gambled in betting shops, with no mention of online play.Further analysis based on a sub-sample of 37,363 respondents found significant differences in levels of gambling related to gender and race, with boys and ethnic minority students reporting gambling more often than girls and caucasian students respectively.The data suggested that, when missing responses were excluded, the youngest students in the sub-sample appeared to have gambled the most, with 49% of Year 7s (aged 11-12) claiming to have gambled in some form in the past year.However, with missing responses being most frequent among the Year 7 group, non-gamblers may have made up the overwhelming majority of non-respondents to the question, meaning the youngest cohort may not have gambled as often as older students. The overall prevalence of those who had gambled was also higher in this sub-sample than in the overall age group sample.“Given that a greater proportion of year 7’s had gambled in the last year compared to older grades, further research investigating type of gambling behaviour and age may be worthwhile,” the study noted.In addition, the data from the sub-sample revealed that male students gambled more than female students. It found that 38% of male students and 33.3% of female students said they had gambled, which was increased to 49% and 38% when missing data was excluded.It also suggested that minority ethnic students gambled more than caucasian students, with 37.2% of minority students and 35.4% of white British students claiming to have gambled. Again this increased, to 48% and 42% respectively, when missing data was excluded.Those who felt they did not “belong” reported much higher rates of gambling than those who did not, and reported the highest incidence of feeling bad due to gambling.“Given our findings that students who feel less connected to school were more likely to engage in gambling and experience socioemotional harms, school environment interventions […] which support pupils’ commitment to their school community as a means of removing the need for young people to engage in alternative markers of identity and status through risky behaviours such as violence and substance use may offer promise for reducing gambling,” the study said. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Slots Tags: Slot Machines Casino & games More than 40% of Welsh students aged 11-16 said they gambled in the last year, though activity was predominantly centred around fruit machines and the National Lottery, according to a new study from Cardiff University. 10th October 2019 | By Daniel O’Boylelast_img read more

Stars Group slips to net loss despite revenue growth in Q3

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Stars Group slips to net loss despite revenue growth in Q3 The Stars Group has posted a net loss of $51.7m (£40.2m/€46.7m) for the third quarter of 2019, despite its operations in the UK and Australia pushing revenue up 8.8% during the period. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Email Address 7th November 2019 | By contenteditor Casino & games The Stars Group has posted a net loss of $51.7m (£40.2m/€46.7m) for the third quarter of 2019, despite its operations in the UK and Australia pushing revenue up 8.8% during the period.Total revenue for the three months through to 30 September 2019 amounted to $622.5m, up from $572.0m in the corresponding period last year.UK revenue increased 34.8% from $168.4m in Q3 of 2018 to $227.0m this year. Stars noted that the year-on-year result was helped by the fact that it owned and operated Sky Betting & Gaming for all Q3 this year, whereas last year it acquired the business on July 10, partway into the reporting period.Sports betting was by far the main source of revenue in the UK, contributing to $130.0m of market revenue, while gaming also performed well by generating $85.2m in revenue for the quarter.Stars also saw its Australian business, comprising the CrownBet and former William Hill Australia assets, perform well in Q3, with revenue rising 36.4% to $71.2m.The operator noted that Australian revenue growth came despite a year-on-year dip in stakes, which was primarily due to the fact that the operating period last year included the latter stages of the Fifa World Cup. However, betting was still the main source of income in Australia, with revenue up 34.2% to $70.0m.Stars’ international operations generated the most revenue during the quarter, but this figure was down 7.7% year-on-year from $352.4m to $325.5m. Stars put this down to adverse foreign exchange fluctuations and regulatory headwinds in certain markets. The operator said reduced deposits by customers were a result of local restrictions on certain payment methods and ways of downloading its products.All but one of Stars’ divisions saw a year-on-year dip in international revenue. Poker, its main source of income, slipped 10.8% to $189.9m, while betting was also down 13.7% to $18.1m. However, there was slight growth in gaming, with revenue rising 1.6% to $109.3m.Stars saw costs rise across its entire business during the third quarter. General and administrative expenses were its main outgoing, with this rising 25.6% from $267.2m in Q3 of 2018 to $335.5m this year.Research and development costs were up slightly from $11.9m to $13.3m, but Stars was able to reduce sales and marketing expenses from $92.5m to $91.4m.Higher spending hit Stars’ earnings for the period, with the operator posting a net loss of $51.7m, compared to net earnings of $9.7m in the corresponding quarter last year.Operating income was also down by 77.1% from $71.2 to $16.3m, while loss before income taxes widened from $3.5m last year to $41.9m.For the year to date, through to the end of September, total revenue at Stars stood at $1.84bn, up 33.7% on $1.38bn at the same point in 2018. Net loss improved by 72.5% from $70.3m to $19.4m, but operating income was down 7.7% to $171.8m.Reflecting on the third quarter, Stars’ chief executive Rafi Ashkenazi said: “Our third quarter results were robust and in-line with our expectations, supported by strong revenue growth in our UK and Australia segments, which helped offset both the ongoing disruption in certain of our lower-priority international markets and continued foreign exchange headwinds across the business.“We have also made rapid progress in the US following our landmark Fox Sports deal in May, with the launch of our Fox Bet products at the start of the professional football season in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and some very encouraging early signs from our Fox Sports Super 6 nationwide free-to-play games.”Ashkenazi also noted Stars’ pending acquisition by Flutter Entertainment, with the Paddy Power Betfair owner set to merge with the operator to form a combined business with annual revenue of £3.8bn. Subject to approval, the merger is expected to go through in the second or third quarter of next year.“We remain excited about the opportunities in front of us as the combination will enhance and accelerate each company’s growth strategy by providing a diverse portfolio of leading brands and complementary best-in-class products with a broad geographic reach,” Ashkenazi said.last_img read more

PointsBet and Stars Group seal Michigan tribal deals

first_img Tags: Online Gambling 6th January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter PointsBet and Stars Group seal Michigan tribal deals Australian sports betting operator PointsBet and PokerStars and Fox Bet operator the Stars Group each signed a market access agreement with a Native American tribe for a path into Michigan’s regulated betting and igaming market.The moves follow the ratification of Brandt Iden’s bill to legalise betting and igaming in the state, House Bill 4311, on 19 December.The Stars Group agreed a deal with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB Odawa), granting the operator first skin market access to operate real-money betting, poker and casino in the state, subject to license availability, state law and regulatory approvals. In return, the tribe will receive a share of revenue generated from the igaming offerings.“We are excited to announce this agreement with the Odawa tribe, which further strengthens our market access as we work to continue to build our Fox Bet business into one of the leaders in the emerging US online betting and gaming market,” Fox Bet chief executive Robin Chhabra commented.PointsBet has partnered the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Through its 20-year agreement, PointsBet will launch mobile and desktop sports betting offerings in the state, as well as a branded tribal product. The partnership could be expanded into the retail channel in future, with PointsBet in negotiations to operate a sportsbook at the tribe’s Northern Waters Casino Resort.PointsBet’s deal with the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is also subject to license availability, state law and regulatory approvals.PointsBet group chief executive Sam Sewell said he was pleased to work with a tribe such as the Las Vieux Desert Band.“PointsBet is pleased to have reached an agreement for both online sportsbook and online casino operations with such a forward-thinking tribe and we look forward to many years of great success working together in Michigan,” Sewell said. Email Address Regions: US Michigan Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Casino & games Australian sports betting operator PointsBet and PokerStars and Fox Bet operator the Stars Group each signed a market access agreement with a Native American tribe for a path into Michigan’s regulated betting and igaming market.last_img read more

Do lotteries really need to totally reinvent the wheel?

first_img Do lotteries really need to totally reinvent the wheel? Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about how lotteries need to attract younger players and move online to stay relevant. But they mustn’t forget about their core player base, the audience heard at various panels at ICE. Joanne Christie reports.In recent years lotteries around the world have focused heavily on digital innovation, in part to increase their appeal to the much-coveted Millennial generation.In Europe, recent years have seen the introduction of annuity games and experience lotteries as operators vie for the attention of the younger crowd. Operators from both the monopoly and private sector have also increased their instant games ranges to attract more youthful players.Some of these initiatives have indeed succeeded in increasing the number of younger players. The fact remains, however, that the core lottery player is still middle-aged or older and that the major sales channel is retail.But is this actually a problem? After all, many lotteries are growing both sales and player numbers. Is it really an issue if Millennials don’t want to play?This was one question posed to a panel at ICE last week in the Modernising Lotteries conference at VOX, with some surprising answers from industry experts.What’s wrong with older players? David McMorrow, managing director at the Scottish Children’s Lottery, told the ‘Lottery: Who plays it anyway?’ panel that the company’s core player base was housewives aged 45 and over and that he was perfectly comfortable with that.“Look, I’d love to get both older and younger people in but the good thing about younger people is that they eventually become older people, so in that way they will obviously mature to become your customers.”He raised another point he said was gleaned not only from his time at the lottery, but also his previous experience working for bookmakers such as William Hill and Ladbrokes. “Typically your younger customer has got less to spend and is probably more infrequent with their spending as well, so focusing on a younger audience is a difficult beast because of the expense of doing that and constantly trying to get their attention.“Whereas once they have matured to older customers, it is actually fairly straightforward to get them signed up to a subscription.”Of the lottery’s circa 250,000 players, about 50,000 have regular subscriptions, said McMorrow.His experience was echoed by myLotto24’s chief strategy and risk officer Blerina Essen, who said the majority of the company’s online betting lottery players were 55 or over.But she added. “Yes, we also have the older audience, however, I still think we should try to attract a bigger player base. l think that obviously expanding your products and expanding your business is not a bad thing.”Fast-paced flavour The panel was generally agreed that younger players were attracted to different types of games than older players. “If you look at the portfolio, we have the instant win games, which normally draw the attention of the younger crowd,” said Essen. “They like the fast-paced products.”Similarly, McMorrow said. “We do have younger players too and they are more likely to play our instant win games online, which probably indicates that younger customers are more interested in that experience, that fun, that immediacy.”Liking different products wouldn’t necessarily be a problem for operators, however, younger players also demonstrate less loyalty, which is a bigger issue, according to McMorrow.“What we find as well is that younger people are more likely to play draw by draw but as a result they can be harder to both recruit and retain. Whereas older customers very quickly go into subscription – they understand the product and want to sign up and subscribe, which is obviously the most lucrative market.”Essen raised another pertinent point about the motivation of the valuable subscription players. “The only subscriptions I can think of and what keeps us surviving is actually the people who normally play birthdays. So if you are playing your children’s birthdays and your grandchildren’s birthdays you would always keep playing just in case these numbers come up.”Playing the charity angle One question posed to the panel by moderator Wendy Lawrence was whether or not emphasising the charitable element of lotteries was vital in appealing to Millennials.In both the US and the UK, various studies have pointed to the Millennial generation being more inclined to give to charities than older generations.Essen said she believed this was important to younger audiences. “The younger generation do things like running marathons or half marathons and they are all linked to charity so they see that it brings something, it brings joy to people. So they perhaps understand that lotteries are not just lotteries.”However, myLotto24 parent company Zeal Network’s venture into pushing the charity angle to Millennials, via Lottovate’s ‘experience lottery’ Raffld, didn’t turn out to be successful.Launching in July 2018, the Dutch lottery aimed to appeal to younger players not only by giving them the chance to win experiences such as city breaks, but also by letting them choose which organisation the charitable portion of their ticket went to. However, it shut down after just eight months.And McMorrow raised another issue with emphasising lotteries’ charitable credentials. “We give a percentage of each pound, which is 28% currently, but that is really difficult to advertise because if you are trying to sell the charity aspect people would somehow expect that 100% goes to good causes, not taking into account things like prizes, expenses, advertising.“People just say that if it’s for charity then 100% should go to charity,” he said. “Where we’ve had to put in the percentage that we give to good causes it has actually been a negative.”Retail reigns supreme Another area that has perhaps been overemphasised is the importance of digital. While admittedly an important sales channel – and indeed the only one for digital-only brands – it’s clear that due to older players being the dominant demographic for lotteries, different sales and communication channels are vital.McMorrow said that while most people in the older generations were in fact tech-savvy, many still preferred to sign up with the Scottish Children’s Lottery by phone or post, or buy tickets in-store.“One of the things with the over-60s is that they want to sign up without an email address, they want to ring someone on the phone and sign up. They also respond a lot more to traditional methods, postal campaigns work really well. You would be surprised by the number of people who would still put all their banking details and pop it through the post.“If you sign somebody up without an email address and go to that trouble, those people are incredibly loyal.”This view was echoed by Yakir Firestane, head of digital at The Health Lottery, as the conference then moved into a panel entitled The Death of Retail.“When we communicate with our customers on social media, on Facebook, on Twitter we realise that it is not that they don’t use digital, they do, they communicate with us through these channels. They don’t use the call centre, they send us private messages, but they don’t want to buy their ticket online, they don’t want to have a subscription, they prefer the route through retail because they get the human touch.”He said while in the UK there was a higher adoption rate for digital lottery sales than in other countries, and that it had grown rapidly over recent years, he felt the market had now reached something of a plateau at a split of about 70% retail and 30% digital.He said there were a number of reasons for the stalling of digital growth, one of which was that it was unable to match some elements of the retail experience. “There is a type of excitement in retail which I don’t think that digital would be able to achieve, at least I haven’t found a way for digital to achieve it. Actually I realised this when we had a focus group and we were talking to the customers.“They said, ‘I prefer to buy retail because I get this ticket and I have it in my wallet and I actually don’t check the numbers for a while, because as long as it is in my wallet and I see that in my wallet I think that might be a million pounds’. I cannot replicate that. There is nothing absolutely nothing in digital that will give that feeling to the customers.”Firestane said the company was happy with its channel split and had learned it was not a good idea to try and push retail customers towards the digital channel.“It is not up to me to tell the customer how they should interact with me. I am grateful for the fact that they do. My job is to be there, to be available in a good state where they want me and when they want me.“I don’t think that our strategy is grow retail or grow mobile. Our strategy is to grow the business.” 12th February 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Lottery Social responsibility CSR There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about how lotteries need to attract younger players and move online to stay relevant. But they mustn’t forget about their core player base, the audience heard at various panels at ICE. Joanne Christie reports.center_img CSR Tags: Charitable Gaming Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Tsogo Sun looks to igaming amid Covid-19 struggles

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Africa Southern Africa South Africa Email Address Bingo Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Slots South African gaming and entertainment business Tsogo Sun Gaming said it lost an estimated ZAR400m (£18.9m/€21.0m/$23.9m) in revenue as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic disrupting operations in its fiscal year ended 31 March, 2020.The crisis has prompted the business to look beyond land-based gaming into new channels, with chief executive Chris du Toit revealing the business is at an “advanced stage” of moving into online sports betting.Online gaming was therefore a “natural progression” for the buisness, du Toit added.For the year ended 31 March, revenue grew marginally, rising 1% year-on-year to ZAR11.69bn, with a 5% rise in the first half of the year to ZAR5.0bn partially offset by a 3% decline in the second half.Gaming revenue accounted for the majority of revenue in the year, rising 0.3% to ZAR9.85bn, of which casino contributed ZAR7.3bn, down 3% year-on-year. This broke down into ZAR5.5bn from slots, with the remaining ZAR1.8bn coming from table games.Tsogo Sun’s Galaxy Bingo hall chain, on the other hand, saw revenue grow 10% to ZAR856m, while revenue from limited payout machines hosted in its VSlots network was up 7% to ZAR1.7bn.Revenue from hotel rooms remained flat at ZAR490m, as did food and beverage revenue at ZAR647m, while the operator received a ZAR110m dividend from its 20% stake in Sun International’s Western Cape casinos. Other revenue amounted to ZAR593m, up 4% year-on-year.The operator said Covid-19 began to affect the business from 15 March, before which trading had been solid. From that date, capacity at its venues was limited, before all properties were closed by 25 March to slow transmission of the virus. The impact of Covid-19 on revenue was estimated to be around ZAR400m for the year, Tsogo Sun added.However, the pandemic weighed heaviest on earnings, through a ZAR2.0bn impairment charge as a result of the closures, and amortisation and depreciation expenses rising to ZAR881m.Gaming levies and value added tax for the year rose marginally to ZAR2.1bn, with property expenses declining to ZAR176m. Employee costs also fell, to ZAR2.2bn, while other operating expenses climbed to ZAR3.2bn and the business realised a ZAR81bn charge related to fair value changes of property.The impairment charges caused by Covid-19 therefore significantly cut operating profit, which fell 67% to ZAR1.0bn. After financial items, Tsogo Sun swung to a pre-tax loss of ZAR205m, which increased to ZAR287m after income tax.However, the business then recorded a ZAR564m profit from discontinued operations, for a net profit of ZAR277m for the year, down from ZAR1.6bn in the prior year.Looking ahead, Tsogo Sun said Covid-19 had continued to cause “devastation” of the business. Since the year end on 31 March, it claimed to have lost an estimated ZAR2bn in revenue, with debt increasing to ZAR12bn.This, du Toit said, meant the business needed to resume operations “as a matter of urgency” to avoid further losses.“The business is ready, with a robust strategy of enhanced hygiene and safety measures to enable a seamless re-opening to our loyal customers,” he said.Once this happens, the operator said it was confident that it could return to profitability rapidly, by reducing cost structure, with a more efficient casino business a particular focus.Much of this return to growth will be driven by technology, Tsogo Sun continued. Du Toit said it would step up efforts to leverage smartphone penetration to allow for better interactions with customers, as well as through offering its products via these devices.“We are also in an advanced stage of entering the online betting industry which is a separate segment of the market,” he explained.Furthermore, online casino would then be a “natural progression”.“[If] done responsibly on licensee level, [this] can protect the substantial investment and jobs created by casinos,” Tsogo Sun said.The Galaxy Bingo business, meanwhile, would continue its expansion into other markets, and generates ZAR1bn annually when operating at full capacity, and the LPM division, including the VSlots halls, was on a strong growth curve.In related news, Tsogo Sun has appointed Annelize Hoyer as chief financial officer, effective 1 August. Hoyer has more than 10 years’ experience in the casino industry, the operator said, and would play a “vital role” in helping the business recover from Covid-19.“The focus during the lockdown has been primarily to eliminate variable operating costs as quickly as possible, reduce fixed costs and cancel non-essential and uncommitted capital expenditure in order to restrict the increase in net debt during the period the businesses is prevented from trading,” Hoyer said.“There are many challenges that await me in my new role as CFO during these difficult times, but we are confident that the measures that have been, and are still to be implemented, will provide a long-term reduction in our cost base, without limiting future performance.” Tsogo Sun looks to igaming amid Covid-19 struggles 11th June 2020 | By contenteditor South African gaming and entertainment business Tsogo Sun Gaming said it lost an estimated ZAR400m in revenue as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic disrupting operations in its fiscal year ended 31 March, 2020.last_img read more

ANJ officially takes charge of gambling regulation in France

first_img Regions: Europe Western Europe France Casino & games ANJ officially takes charge of gambling regulation in France France’s new gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has officially launched today (22 June) after board members staged their first formal meeting.ANJ will act as a single body to oversee all forms of gambling in the country, including online gambling, casinos, betting on horse racing and lottery games. Predecessor l’Autorité nationale de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) was only responsible for regulating France’s online gambling market.The remit for ANJ will cover the country’s 14 licensed online operators, all online and point-of-sale lottery and betting games sold by Française des Jeux (FDJ), as well as Pari-Mutuel Urbain’s network of retail betting outlets and on-course bookmakers. In addition, ANJ will oversee France’s 202 casinos, with the exception of anti-money laundering and integrity issues, which will remain the responsibility of the Ministry of Home Affairs.ANJ said this represents 78% of the regulated French market, compared to just 11% covered under the previous regime led by ARJEL.A decree formalising the transition of power from ARJEL to ANJ came into effect on 4 March, with ANJ officially becoming the country’s new regulator after it met for the first time earlier today.“The ANJ is not an enlarged ARJEL, it is a new project that requires rethinking regulation,” ANJ president Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin said. “It has to adapt its interventions to monopolies and to players gambling mostly anonymously in points of sale.“I would like to set up a regulation that combines support and control in order to better serve and protect players.”ANJ will focus on four core objectives; to prevent problem gambling and protect children and young adults; ensure the integrity, reliability and transparency of gambling; prevent fraudulent and criminal activities; and ensure the balanced and fair development of games.In terms of enhanced powers, ANJ will have more influence than its predecessor, including the authority to order an operator to withdraw advertising materials and the ability to carry out on-site controlsANJ will also be responsible for licensing operators, including the type of games they offer, their promotional strategies, action plans to prevent fraud and money laundering and responsible gambling strategies, as well as an annual review of their service offering.As to how it will regulate the market, ANJ is finalising new strategies for the prevention of gambling addiction and protection of minors, as well as the fight against fraud, money laundering and terrorism financing. Once complete, ANJ will submit both for consultation with stakeholders.Problem gambling, the regulator explained, was a particularly important focus, noting that current estimated suggested there were at least 1.2m people across the country that were experiencing issues. To address this, it aims to provide more information and services to consumers to keep their play sustainable, and look to track player activity to better identify unhealthy behaviour.This will include a new registration process for the country’s national self-exclusion database, supported by responsible gambling tools. ANJ is due to take charge of the database from the Ministry of the Interior in September this year. ANJ will also meet with financial institutions to set out its new responsibilities and develop strategies to collaborate with banks on fighting and preventing criminal activity. The regulator will also work with the Ministry of the Interior to run on-site inspections of retail outlets and casinos.The new organisation takes control after ARJEL earlier this month revealed that the French igaming market showed little signs of the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the first quarter of 2020, but also said that the full impact would be seen in subsequent quarters.Gross gaming revenue for the three months to 31 March 2020 was up 21.8% year-on-year to €435m (£393.8m/$488.3m), driven by continued growth in sports betting; the recovery of betting on horse racing, and a strong performance from poker. 22nd June 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Strategy Horse racing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino France’s new gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has officially launched today (22 June) after board members staged their first formal meeting. Email Addresslast_img read more

Isai Scheinberg escapes with fine for illegal gambling

first_imgThose indictments, unsealed in April 2011, saw US facing sites for PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker and Ultimatebet operator Cereus shut down, and their executives pursued by the US authorities. Among the others indicted were PokerStars director of payments Paul Tate, Raymond Bitar, chief executive of Full Tilt parent TiltWare, alongside its payments director Nelson Burtwick (a former PokerStars employee) and Absolute Poker part-owner Scott Tom. Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Isai Scheinberg escapes with fine for illegal gambling Scheinberg, who pleaded guilty to one count of operating an illegal gambling business in March, could have faced a prison sentence of between 12 and 18 months, according to Inner City Press, the only media present at the hearing. Charges of bank fraud and money laundering were dropped as part of his plea deal. 24th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Read the full story on iGB North America. “PokerStars played an important role in creating today’s global regulated online poker industry by running an honest and transparent business that always treated its players fairly,” he said. “I am particularly proud that in 2011, when PokerStars exited the United States, all of its American players were made whole immediately. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter As part of the agreement to acquire its former rival, the operator agreed to settle a civil forfeiture and civil money laundering action, which saw it forfeit $547m to the US Department of Justice. This did not result in the charges against Scheinberg being dismissed, though he was banned from serving in a managerial or directorial role for the operator as part of the settlement. As Scheinberg noted, the Judge’s decision was influenced by mitigating circumstances, namely the fact that PokerStars assumed Full Tilt Poker’s debts, including $184m in non-US player balances, after acquiring that business, following its collapse in the wake of the Black Friday indictments. Email Address Judge Lewis Kaplan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, ultimately opted not to impose a custodial sentence. “I am pleased that Judge Kaplan has determined today not to impose a prison sentence in my case,” Scheinberg said in a statement to iGB North America. Isai Scheinberg, the founder of PokerStars, has been fined $30,000 for his role in running an illegal internet gaming business in the US, but avoided jail time for the offense. This resulted in his son Mark taking charge of the business. Mark, who served as chief executive of PokerStars parent Rational Group until its acquisition by Amaya Gaming Group, then agreed a $50m settlement to release him from any claims related to the Black Friday indictments, in 2013. “Indeed, PokerStars reimbursed millions of players who were owed funds from other online companies that could not or did not repay those players.” Topics: Legal & compliance People Poker Regions: US Scheinberg was the last of those indicted to face charges, when surrendered to the US authorities in January this year, travelling from his home in Switzerland to New York, and agreed to remain in either that city or Washington DC.last_img read more

Intralot extends contracts in Malta and US

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Dimitriadis offered his thanks to the operator for the continuing long-term partnership. Lottery “We are excited to see LotosXi enabling Maltco Lotteries to offer Malta’s gaming community the opportunity to responsibly participate in ilottery games and further contributing to raising funds for good causes,” Intralot group chief executive Chris Dimitriadis said Regions: US Malta 30th October 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Lottery operator Maltco will now be able to offer its products to customers online, as part of its digital transformation strategy. The games are available as of today (30 October) for players located within Malta. “The scope of our next-generation ilottery solution is to provide new and existing players an additional fast and easy access to Malta’s strongest number games brands.” However, the supplier reported a 55.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020 as its B2B and B2C operations suffered as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. It has supplied the operator with a central monitoring and accounting system since 2014, as well as reporting, training, staffing and other support services for the successful operation and regulation of its coin operated amusement machine (COAM) products. Revenue for the six months to 30 June fell to €168.2m (£150.6m/$199.2m), and over this period revenue from its licensed operations (B2C) division collapsed, falling 74.9% to €57.7m. Maltco CEO Vasileios Kasiotakis added: “today’s announcement is a result of relentless work and effort of Maltco Lotteries’ and Intralot’s teams, adapting efficiently at speed and scale under the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.” There are two types of COAMs currently permitted in Georgia. Examples of Class A COAMs include kiddie rides, skeeball, claw machines, pinball games, typical arcade games, pool tables that accept coins or bills, and juke boxes. Most Class B COAMs in Georgia are redemption devices that are also games of skill, and that may allow a successful player to carry over points won on one play to a subsequent play or plays. Intralot has inked and updated several new and existing partnerships through 2020, expanding its agreement with the Dutch national lottery and its monitoring partnership in New Zealand, signing a cloud platform deal with software giant Microsoft, and entering into a gaming partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB), among others. “We are incredibly pleased with the success we have had together over the last six years, supporting the Hope Scholarship, and cannot wait to see what is to come. We believe this extended partnership and robust technology upgrade will result in even greater returns to the State and the people of Georgia.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Byron Boothe, chief executive of Intralot’s US subsidiary, Intralot, Inc. said: “We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with the Georgia Lottery Corporation in operating the COAM project.” Meanwhile, the supplier has extended an existing six-year agreement with the Georgia Lottery Corporation, to 2029. Topics: Lottery Online lottery Lottery supplier Intralot has launched its online LotosXi product with Malta’s national lottery, as well as extending its partnership with the Georgia Lottery Corporation. Tags: Intralot Georgia Lottery Corporation Maltco Intralot extends contracts in Malta and US Email Addresslast_img read more

Super Joker Megaways by Stakelogic

first_img15th December 2020 | By Aaron Noy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Slots Email Address Super Joker Megaways by Stakelogic The Joker is back and brings with him many other beloved symbols, now on the Megaways cascading reels. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Game type:Cascading reelsGo-live date (expected):17/12/2020Game special features:– Megaways – Super Stake – Mystery Win feature – Super Joker mode – Gamble featureNumber of paylines:8-512 waysNumber of reels:3 reels, 3 to 8 rows (8x8x8)RTP% (recorded/theoretical):96.5%Variance/volatility:5/5Number of symbols to trigger feature/bonus?3 scatter symbols award a random super prize ranging from 1,000 to 6,000 winCan feature be retriggered?:NoNumber of free spins awarded?:n/aStacked or expanding wilds in normal play?NoStacked or expanding wilds in feature play?NoNumber of jackpot tiers?n/aAuto-play function?Yes Topics: Casino & games Slots Super Joker Megaways is a medium complexity 3×3 symbol slot using the Megaways pays structure with up to 512 ways to win. You can play the demo of this slot here!last_img read more

PA sports betting and igaming revenue records tumble again in December

first_imgRead the full story on iGB North America. Full year results 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter PA sports betting and igaming revenue records tumble again in December The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has again reported new record monthly revenue totals for sports betting and online gambling in December, though the US state saw further declines in its land-based casino market. As has been the case for a number of months now, this decline was primarily due to ongoing struggles in land-based casino, which continues to face restrictions such as reduced capacity and temporary closures due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Total revenue from gambling in the state for December fell 42.2% year-on-year to $168.7m (£123.2m/€139.1m), while this figure was also 40.5% lower than the $283.3m recorded in November of last year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 20th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Hollywood Casino at Penn National led the Pennsylvania sports betting market in December with $13.9m in revenue and a handle of $72.6m. In contrast, sports betting revenue almost tripled from $11.4m in December of 2019 to $34.1m in 2020. Online accounted for $32.9m in revenue, compared to $1.2m at retail sportsbooks. Players also spent more on sports wagering than ever before, with the state’s handle reaching $548.6m, up 60.1% on December of 2019 and surpassing the previous monthly record set in October 2020. Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Online casino Full year results 2020 Results 2020 Online sports betting Regions: Pennsylvania Valley Forge Casino Resort and its FanDuel sportsbook ranked second with $7.3m in revenue, but a higher handle of $209.2m, while the Meadows Casino placed third with $5.4m in revenue off a handle of $131.5m. Email Address Tags: Revenue Pennsylvania Decemberlast_img read more

Shoaib Malik announces retirement from ODIs

first_img Cricket CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNews By Kunal Dhyani – July 6, 2019 ENG-W vs IND-W: Mithali Raj lauds Shafali Verma after fantastic debut, says ‘she will be important for us in all formats’ Shoaib Malik announces retirement from ODIs Cricket Cricket WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries TAGSICC Cricket World Cup 2019ICC World Cup 2019Pakistan Cricket BoardPakistan Cricket TeamPCBShoaib MalikShoaib Malik retirement SHARE YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Cricket Cricket Cricket IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan Facebook Twitter Cricket Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoApart from the 2019 edition, where he played three matches, he also featured in the 2007 World Cup in West Indies, as well as a total of five editions of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. He led Pakistan to the finals of the inaugural ICC Men’s World T20 in 2007, where Pakistan lost to India in a thrilling finish in Johannesburg.He was a key member of Pakistan’s victorious campaign in the following edition held in England in 2009 under as the Younis Khan led-side trumped Sri Lanka in the finals at Lord’s.Malik, the most capped player in Pakistan’s squad at the ongoing World Cup, could score only 8 runs in three innings which included back to back ducks against Australia and India. He was replaced by Haris Sohail in the game against South Africa at Lord’s.In all, he played 433 international games for Pakistan across formats, 287 of which came in ODIs. A batting all-rounder, Malik finishes with 7534 runs and 158 wickets against his name in the international fifty-over game.The 37-year old had made his last ODI appearance against India in Manchester. He finishes with 7,534 runs, nine hundreds and 44 half-centuries in the format. His final ODI fifty came against Australia at Sharjah in March 2019.Once a mainstay in the Pakistan middle order, Malik has had a poor run in the ICC World Cup 2019, prompting former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram to say that he did not deserve a farewell match now. On being asked whether Malik, a veteran with 20year-veteran Malik should get a farewell game in the World Cup, Akram had said that he can have a “farewell dinner” instead.Also Read: Babar Azam can match Kohli, feels Pakistan batting coach Grant FlowerImran Khan leads the country in congratulating PakistanPakistan protests over anti-Pak banners in ICC World Cup matchICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Pakistan v Bangladesh – Top 5 MomentsICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan vs Bangladesh Super Sixes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Previous article‘Laxman, Ganguly have to choose between commentary, other roles’Next articleCanada Open 2019: Kashyap enters semifinals of Canada Open Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 LIVE: How to watch West Indies v South Africa LIVE Streaming in your country, India West Indies v South Africa 2nd Test: WI vs SA Full Schedule, Full squads, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venues – All you need to… Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has announced retirement from one-day international cricket after the team’s last ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game against Bangladesh at the Lord’s.Malik, who made his Pakistan debut in a one-day international against West Indies in 1999, has decided to draw curtains on an ODI career spanning 20 years. He announced the decision after Pakistan’s victory against Bangladesh in their final game of the tournament yesterday (Friday).Video Playerhttps://www.insidesport.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CWC19-PAK-v-BAN-Shoaib-Malik-announces-his-retirement-from-1.mp400:0000:0001:50Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 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Cricket: Great News for T20 World Cup, bad for IPL 2020

first_img This piece of news will give great boost to the International Cricket Council (ICC) & Cricket Australia (CA) to move ahead with the ICC T20 World Cup. On the contrary, the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) hopes of hosting Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 this year will be pegged back. Australian PM announces 25% crowds allowed in the stadium Another hurdle for the T20 World Cup is the opening of the borders. Earlier the Australian government had announced that the country borders will be closed for 6 months starting March which virtually ruled out the T20 World Cup in October.  By Kunal Dhyani – June 12, 2020 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Facebook Twitter ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says We’ll carry the confidence in pink-ball Test against Australia “I’m not suggesting this is going to happen soon. There’s still a lot of work to do and that needs to get in place,” the Australian PM announced.Development Big Setback for IPL 2020It is the case of either – or between the T20 World Cup and IPL 2020. BCCI knows that the IPL 2020 will not get a window if the T20 World Cup does not get postponed. The announcements by the Australian PM about the crowds being allowed in the stadium will shut the window for IPL 2020.  WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries The Australian PM’S announcement is a great news for the ICC & host Cricket Australia as now they can move ahead with the preparations of the T20 World Cup in Australia. The World Cup in Australia in Oct-Nov can now become a reality.  Cricket Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBCCIcricket AustraliaICCICC T20 World CupIndian Premier LeagueIndian Premier League 2020IPLIPL 2020IPL newsT20 World Cup SHARE Latest Sports News WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Cricket WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Cricket Previous articleCricket: After Sri Lanka, BCCI calls off Zimbabwe tour due to Covid 19Next articleCricket : I enjoyed Sidhu getting teased about the golden duck on Kapil Sharma show says Waqar Younis Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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There would need to be seats at the appropriate distance. It would need to be ticketed, so people would be able to understand who was in attendance at that event,” Morrison said.He said the details of the rules for such venues were still being worked out in cooperation with chief health officers across the country.Announcement Big Boost for the T20 World Cup in Australialast_img read more

Rockets vs Thunder Live: NBA LIVE stream, watch online, Schedules, Date,…

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TAGSDateIndia TimeLive LinkNBA LIVE streamResult UpdatesRockets vs Thunder Livescheduleswatch online SHARE Sport News NBA Playoffs between Rockets vs Thunder starting @ 1:00 AM IST.Follow NBA LIVE between Rockets vs Thunder LIVE on August 21th. Here some details related to Rockets vs Thunder teams news, broadcast details and Timing in India, Result Updates Esports Football NBA Playoffs LIVE 2020 NBA Western Conference Play-In Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion (1) LA Lakers vs (8) Portland Trail BlazersGame 1: Tue, Aug 18 Trail Blazers at Los Angeles, 9 ET, TNTGame 2: Thu, Aug 20 Trail Blazers at Los Angeles, 9 ET, ESPNGame 3: Sat, Aug 22 Los Angeles at Trail BLAZERS, 8:30 ET, ABCGame 4: Mon, Aug 24 Los Angeles at Trail Blazers, 9 ET, TNTGame 5*: Wed, Aug 26 Trail Blazers at Los Angeles, TBD, TBDGame 6*: Fri, Aug 28 Los Angeles at Trail Blazers, TBD, TBDGame 7*: Sun, Aug 30 Trail Blazers at Los Angeles, TBD, TBD(2) LA Clippers vs (7) Dallas MavericksGame 1: Mon, Aug 17 Dallas at LA, 9 ET, ESPNGame 2: Wed, Aug 19 Dallas at LA, 9 ET, TNTGame 3: Fri, Aug 21 LA at Dallas, 9 ET, TNTGame 4: Sun, Aug 23 LA at Dallas, 3:30 ET, ABCGame 5*: Tue, Aug 25 Dallas at LA, TBD, TBDGame 6*: Thu, Aug 27 LA at Dallas, TBD, ESPNGame 7*: Sat, Aug 29 Dallas at LA, TBD, TNTWhere the matches will be Streamed & Broadcasted in India ?All NBA Playoffs and NBA Play-in games will be broadcasted on Sony Sports & Live Streamed on Sony LIV and FanCode in India.(3) Denver Nuggets (7) Utah JazzGame 1: Mon, Aug 17 Utah at Denver, 1:30 ET, ESPNGame 2: Wed, Aug 19 Utah at Denver, 4 ET, TNTGame 3: Fri, Aug 21 Denver at Utah, 4 ET, TNTGame 4: Sun, Aug 23 Denver at Utah, 9 ET, TNTGame 5*: Tue, Aug 25 Utah at Denver, TBD, TBDGame 6*: Thu, Aug 27 Denver at Utah, TBD, ESPNGame 7*: Sat, Aug 29 Utah at Denver, TBD, TNT(4) Houston Rockets (5) Oklahoma City ThunderGame 1: Tue, Aug 18 Oklahoma City at Houston, 6:30 ET, TNTGame 2: Thu, Aug 20 Oklahoma City at Houston, 3:30 ET, ESPNGame 3: Sat, Aug 22 Houston at Oklahoma City, 6 ET, ESPNGame 4: Mon, Aug 24 Houston at Oklahoma City, 4 ET, TNTGame 5*: Wed, Aug 26 Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD, TBDGame 6*: Fri, Aug 28 Houston at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBDGame 7*: Sun, Aug 30 Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD, TBD​​​​​​2020 NBA Eastern Conference First RoundWhere the matches will be Streamed & Broadcasted in India ? All NBA Playoffs and NBA Play-in games will be broadcasted on Sony Sports & Live Streamed on Sony LIV and FanCode in India.(1) Milwaukee Bucks (8) Orlando MagicGame 1: Tue, Aug 18 Orlando at Milwaukee, 1:30 ET, TNTGame 2: Thu, Aug 20 Orlando at Milwaukee, 6 ET, ESPNGame 3: Sat, Aug 22 Milwaukee at Orlando, 1 ET, TNTGame 4: Mon, Aug 24 Milwaukee at Orlando, 1:30 ET, NBATVGame 5*: Wed, Aug 26 Orlando at Milwaukee, TBD, TBDGame 6*: Fri, Aug 28 Milwaukee at Orlando, TBD, TBDGame 7*: Sun, Aug 30 Orlando at Milwaukee, TBD, TBD(2) Toronto Raptors (7) Brooklyn NetsGame 1: Mon, Aug 17 Brooklyn at Toronto, 4 ET, ESPNGame 2: Wed, Aug 19 Brooklyn at Toronto, 1:30 ET, NBATVGame 3: Fri, Aug 21 Toronto at Brooklyn, 1:30 ET, NBATVGame 4: Sun, Aug 23 Toronto at Brooklyn, 6:30 ET, TNTGame 5*: Tue, Aug 25 Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD, TBDGame 6*: Thu, Aug 27 Toronto at Brooklyn, TBD, ESPNGame 7*: Sat, Aug 29 Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD, TNT(3) Boston Celtics (6) Philadelphia 76ersGame 1: Mon, Aug 17 Philadelphia at Boston, 6:30 ET, ESPNGame 2: Wed, Aug 19 Philadelphia at Boston, 6:30 ET, TNTGame 3: Fri, Aug 21 Boston at Philadelphia, 6:30 ET, TNTGame 4: Sun, Aug 23 Boston at Philadelphia, 1 ET, ABCGame 5*: Tue, Aug 25 Philadelphia at Boston, TBD, TBDGame 6*: Thu, Aug 27 Boston at Philadelphia, TBD, ESPNGame 7*: Sun, Aug 29 Philadelphia at Boston, TBD, TNT(4) Indiana Pacers (5) Miami HeatGame 1: Tue, Aug 18 Miami at Indiana, 4 ET, TNTGame 2: Thu, Aug 20 Miami at Indiana, 1 ET, ESPNGame 3: Sat, Aug 22 Indiana at Miami, 3:30 ET, TNTGame 4: Mon, Aug 24 Indiana at Miami, 6:30 ET, TNTGame 5*: Wed, Aug 26 Miami at Indiana, TBD, TBDGame 6*: Fri, Aug 28 Indiana at Miami, TBD, TBDGame 7*: Sun, Aug 30 Miami at Indiana, TBD, TBD* – If NecessaryTBD – To Be DeterminedThe 2020 NBA Draft Lottery will take place on Aug. 20. Where the matches will be Streamed & Broadcasted in India ? All NBA Playoffs and NBA Play-in games will be broadcasted on Sony Sports & Live Streamed on Sony LIV and FanCode in India. Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title NBA Playoffs Schedule17 Aug, 2020 Nuggets vs Jazz – 11:00PM18 Aug, 2020 – Raptors vs Nets – 01:30AM18 Aug, 2020 – Celtics vs 76ers- 04:00AM18 Aug, 2020 – Clippers vs Mavericks -06:30AM18 Aug, 2020 – Bucks vs Magic – 11:00PM19 Aug, 2020 –  Pacers vs Heat – 01:30AM19 Aug, 2020 –  Rockets vs Thunder – 04:00AM19 Aug, 2020 –  Lakers vs Trail Blazers – 06:30AMGame 219 Aug, 2020 – Raptors vs Nets – 11:00PM20 Aug, 2020 – Nuggets vs Jazz – 01:30AM20 Aug, 2020 – Celtics vs 76ers – 04:00AM20 Aug, 2020 – Clippers vs Mavericks – 06:30AM20 Aug, 2020 – Pacers vs Heat – 10:30PM21 Aug, 2020 – Rockets vs Thunder – 01:00AM21 Aug, 2020 – Bucks vs Magic – 03:30AM21 Aug, 2020 – Lakers vs Trail Blazers – 06:30AM Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title ATP Tour Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Pessina breaks deadlock for Italy from set-piece; Follow Live Updates ATP Tour SportNBA 2020-21Sport News Sport News Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlinePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickNBA LIVE Match DetailMatch – Rockets vs ThunderDate – 21 August 2020Time – 1:00 AM (IST)NBA Playoffs LIVE : When do the NBA playoffs start ?NBA playoffs: Aug. 17NBA conference finals: Sept. 15NBA Finals: Sept. 30Where the matches will be Streamed & Broadcasted in India ? All NBA Playoffs and NBA Play-in games will be broadcasted on Sony Sports & Live Streamed on Sony LIV and FanCode in India.NBA Playoffs LIVE : How will the NBA playoffs work?The No. 8 Portland Trail Blazers has already qualified for the play-offs via play-in game against Memphis in the Western Conference standings.Now th 2020 NBA playoffs will follow the typical format with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals.Philadelphia begins an Eastern Conference first-round series with the Boston Celtics on Monday. Houston is facing the Oklahoma City Thunder in a Western Conference series starting Tuesday. 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Premier League Live: Newcastle vs Burnley LIVE Head to Head Statistics,…

first_img Football Premier League Live: Newcastle vs Burnley Head to Head HistoryNewcastle vs Burnley Total Matches – 8NewcastleTotal Games won Newcastle– 2Total Games lost Newcastle–  2Total Games draw Newcastle – 4 Sport News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter BurnleyTotal Games won Burnley– 2Total Games lost Burnley – 2Total Games draw Burnley – 4 ATP Tour FootballEnglish Premier LeagueSportSport News Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini vs Cameron Norrie, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know By Kunal Dhyani – October 2, 2020 Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Daria Kasatkina vs Ons Jabeur, head to head, live stream, all you need to know Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates ATP Tour RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert vs Andrey Rublev, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know Facebook Twitter Premier League 2020-21 LIVE between Newcastle vs Burnley LIVE, Here some details related Newcastle vs Burnley teams news, broadcast details and Timing in India.Premier League 2020-21 Match DetailsMatch – Newcastle vs BurnleyDate –  Oct 4 2020Time – 12:30 AM (IST) Previous articleRCB vs RR in Dream11 IPL 2020 : Virat Kohli’s RCB lists 3 big challenges as they get ready to take on Rajasthan Royals in first day gameNext articleParis Olympics 2024: Orange signs as Premium partner for the 2024 Olympics Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football TAGSLIVE Streaming LinkNewcastle vs BurnleyNewcastle vs Burnley Fixture and ScheduleNewcastle vs Burnley Head to Head StatisticsNewcastle vs Burnley LIVENewcastle vs Burnley ResultsPremier League 2020-21Premier League LivePremier League start dateteams stats up SHARE Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Premier League Live: Newcastle vs Burnley LIVE Head to Head Statistics, Premier League start date, LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, Fixture and Schedule YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsored by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlinePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickLast matches of BURNLEY:2020-09-26 BURNLEY – SOUTHAMPTON 0-12020-09-20 LEICESTER CITY – BURNLEY 4-2Match Facts: BURNLEYBURNLEY has lost the last 2 matches.Head-to-Head (H2H):2020-02-29 NEWCASTLE – BURNLEY 0-02019-12-14 BURNLEY – NEWCASTLE 1-02019-02-26 NEWCASTLE – BURNLEY 2-02018-11-26 BURNLEY – NEWCASTLE 1-22018-01-31 NEWCASTLE – BURNLEY 1-12017-10-30 BURNLEY – NEWCASTLE 1-02015-01-01 NEWCASTLE – BURNLEY 3-32014-12-02 BURNLEY – NEWCASTLE 1-1 Where to watch the Premier League 2020-21 Live in IndiaThe broadcast rights for the Premier League in India are owned by Star Sports.The network will telecast the matches on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. They will also be live-streamed on Disney+Hotstar VIP.Click here for Watch Livehttps://www.hotstar.com/in/sports/football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Euro 2020: Thomas Muller says Germany can’t become arrogant after defeating Portugal Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Football Last matches of NEWCASTLE:2020-09-27 TOTTENHAM – NEWCASTLE 1-12020-09-20 NEWCASTLE – BRIGHTON 0-32020-09-12 WEST HAM – NEWCASTLE 0-2 Football Football last_img read more

BSH vs RSCC ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Badalona…

first_img WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Football Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title CricketSportSport News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway resumes NZ innings after Tea break; NZ 43/0 (22 ovs)- Follow Live Updates TAGSBSH vs RSCCBSH vs RSCC at 3:00 PMBSH vs RSCC Dream11 Team PredictionBSH vs RSCC Fantasy Playing TipsBSH vs RSCC Match PredictionBSH vs RSCC Team SquadsDream 11 Falco Zalmi CC vs Raval Sporting CCECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE SHARE Football Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USA|SponsoredSponsoredFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsored Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter BSH vs RSCC ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Badalona Shaheen CC vs Raval Sporting CC, Fantasy Playing Tips, Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction, BSH vs RSCC at 3:00 PM IST November 18 WednesdayECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE between Falco Zalmi CC vs Raval Sporting CC BSH vs RSCC Dream11 Team Prediction). Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Cricket Football Football By Kunal Dhyani – November 18, 2020 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Free Fire Redeem Codes for April 13th, Best ways to Redeem themHere some cricket fantasy tips to make your own team for Dream11 ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE (BSH vs RSCC Dream11 Team Prediction)ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE: BSH vs RSCC Dream11 Team PredictionECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE Match DetailsMatch: Falco Zalmi CC vs Raval Sporting CC (BSH vs RSCC)Date: Nov 18 2020Time: 3:00 PM IST, Live on FancodeECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE Streaming detailsECS T10 Barcelona 2020 will be streamed on the Fancode App in india and worldwide on the European Cricket Network’s YouTube channel.Also Read: Dream11 ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 Live: All you need to know Full schedule, squads ,date, India timings and live streaming details, ResultsECS T10 Barcelona 2020 BSH vs RSCC My Dream11 Playing XIsBadalona Shaheen CC: Babar Khan, Adeel Abbas, Bilawal Khan, Mustafa Saleem, Atiq Malik Ur Rehman, Hamza Saleem, Malik Mati Ur Rehman, Adil Hassan, Malik Sami Ur Rehman, Umair Javed, Shafeer MohammadRaval Sporting CC: Aamir Manzoor, Amit Das, Datta Karan, Gaurang Mahyavanshi, Gurpreet Singh, Himanshu John, Ishan Patel, Kishor Kumar Trikamal, Kishitij Patel, Manish Manwani, Momin AlinakiECS T10 Barcelona 2020 BSH vs RSCC My Dream11 TeamKuldeep Lal (captain), Manish Manwani (vice-captain), Hamza Saleem, Malik Mati Ur Rehman, Umair Javed, Malik Sami Ur Rehman, Usman Ansar, Kishitij Patel, Dilawar Khan, Bilawal Khan, Shubhdeep DebECS T10 Barcelona 2020 BSH vs RSCC full squadsBadalona Shaheen CC: Nazim Muhammad, Mustafa Saleem, Hamza Malik, Atiq Malik Ur Rehman, Hamza Sanwal, Adeel Hassan, Badar Iqbal, Adeel Abbas, Babar Khan, Kuldeep Lal, Hamza Saleem, Bilawal Khan, Dilawar Khan, Hamza Ali, Malik Sami Ur Rehman, Malik Mati Ur Rehman, Sajawal Khan, Umair Javed, Shafeer MohammedRaval Sporting CC: Usman Ansari, Muhammad Rizwan, Rohin Kumar, Unnatkumar Patel, Lovepreet Singh, Gurwinder Singh Sidhu, Aamir Manzoor, Himanshu John, Datta Karan, Ishan Patel, Nilkeshkumar Patel, Muhammad Naveed, Gaurang Mahyavanshi, Kishitij Patel, Nandan Bathani, Manish Manwani, Shubhdeep Deb, Abhishek Borikar, Yudhvir Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Amit Das, Numan Ali Cricket BSH vs RSCC ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Badalona Shaheen CC vs Raval Sporting CC, Fantasy Playing Tips, Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction, BSH vs RSCC at 3:00 PM IST November 18 Wednesday ATP Tour Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Marco Verratti returns and 7 other changes for Italy, check line-up; Follow Live Updates, Football Facebook Twitter Previous articleICC Chairman Election : First round of voting to elect chairman ends in stalemateNext articleISL 2020: ISL teams up with Twitter, launches league and club-specific emojis Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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IPL 2021: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma pen special message for Covid-19…

first_img By Kunal Dhyani – May 9, 2021 CricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021Latest Sports News WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs IPL 2021: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma pen special message for Covid-19 frontline workers Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoMumbai Indians Yuvraj Singh slams BCCI, ‘Board handled end of my career in a very unprofessional manner’UndoAlso Read: Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma raise Rs 4.76 crore for COVID-19 relief in 48 hours of launching campaign“We’d like to say a big thank you to all our healthcare and frontline workers, their dedication is truly inspiring. You continue to risk your lives for the nation, and for that, we are eternally grateful to you. You are the real heroes, for Virat and I, and for the nation. Thank you once again,” Anushka Sharma also took to Twitter to thank the frontline workers, who have been hit hard both mentally and physically with mounting pressure on the hospitals.Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma earlier launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise Rs 7 crore to aid in the COVID-19 crisis. The couple donated Rs 2 crore and extended a helping hand in supporting those who need.Also Read: IPL 2021: After Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, DC’s Rishabh Pant donates for relief against COVID-19They raised Rs 4.5 crore for COVID-19 relief in 48 hours of launching the campaign. The raised funds will go to ACT Grants which will help in procuring medical supplies and oxygen concentrators. After Yuzvendra Chahal joined in with Rs 95,000 contribution, Indian Super League side Hyderabad FC owner Varun Tripuraneni chipped on with Rs 2.5 lakh.“Anushka and I have started a campaign to raise funds for Covid-19 relief, and we would be grateful for your support. Let’s all come together and help those around us in need of our support. I urge you all to join our movement,” Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma said in a joint video message.For more sports updates, follow us at insidesport.co and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out IPL 2021: Kohli not only explained the meaning of his daughter’s name but also opened up on protecting the privacy of his daughter.  IPL 2021: Kohli not only explained the meaning of his daughter’s name but also opened up on protecting the privacy of his daughter.   IPL 2021: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma pen special message for Covid-19 frontline workers – As India reel under the mounting cases of COVID-19 infections in the second wave with frontline workers including doctors and nurses under immense pressure, India captain Virat Kohli and his wife, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, shared a special message for them, thanking them for their service.“I have nothing but gratitude for all the healthcare & frontline workers, I am in awe of their spirit and dedication. I also want to thank all the people who came forward in such difficult times & helped each other. India is grateful to have heroes like you,” Virat Kohli said in a post on Twitter on Sunday. 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WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Cricket Cricket Formula 1 ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? Cricket last_img read more

Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgOlympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileOlympia Capital Holdings Limited manufactures and sells products for the home restoration, building and construction sectors in Kenya. Products in its range include floor tiles, PVC windows and door frames, cleaning chemicals, adhesives as well as fire prevention equipment and water pumps sold through its subsidiary, Mather & Platt (Kenya) Limited. Kalahari Floor Tiles is a subsidiary company in Botswana and Tjespro (171) Trading Pty Ltd is a subsidiary company in Cape Town. The company also has interests in real estate including Avon Centre and Heri Heights Limited. Formerly known as Dunlop Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Olympia Capital Holdings Limited in 2004. Established in 1968, the company was founded to manufacture vinyl floor tiles, adhesives and sports equipment. Olympia Capital Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Unic Insurance Plc (UNIC.ng) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgUnic Diversified Holdings Plc (UNIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Unic Diversified Holdings Plc (UNIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unic Diversified Holdings Plc (UNIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unic Diversified Holdings Plc (UNIC.ng)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileUnic Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering life and health insurance products for the personal and corporate sectors. Life insurance products cover mortgage protection, credit life, whole life, term assurance, educator protector, travel and funeral insurance. Unic Insurance Plc also offers financial products for basic savings, investment, estate, retirement, trust, annuity, life assurance and credit scheme plans as well as services for asset management, real estate/property development,  and advisory and fund management services. Established in 1965, the company was formerly known as United Nigeria Insurance Company Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unic Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

First Mutual Properties Limited 2007 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgSovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileSovereign Trust Insurance Plc is an insurance and risk management services company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of life and non-life insurance. Products cover the spectrum of travel, quote and buy, family wellbeing, vehicle, 3 rd party motor and marine insurance. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was established following the restructuring and recapitalisation of the then Grand Union Assurances Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dawn Properties Limited 2009 Annual Report

first_imgDawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileDawn Properties Limited offers professional real estate services to government, parastatals, corporates, institutional bodies, the financial services and private sector; including property sales and leasing, property management, real estate valuation and advisory services, and project and development management. Dawn Properties has three real estate businesses in Zimbabwe; property holding, property development and property consulting. It owns approximately 540 hectares of land in residential and commercial markets and manages over 340 000 square metres of lettable space across over 120 sites in Zimbabwe. The valuation division covers property, plant and machinery, and furniture and fittings valuations. Its property and timeshare portfolio include Caribbea Bay Sun Hotel, Monomotapa Hotel, Elephant Hills Resort and Conference Centre, Great Zimbabwe Hotel, Holiday Inn Mutare Hotel and Hwange Safari Lodge. Dawn Properties Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgBychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileBychemex Limited is a subsidiary of Harel Mallac & Co. Limited and specialises in the manufacturing and sale of specialized chemical products and auxiliaries for the textile industry in Mauritius. Bychemex Limited handles its operations through the segments of textile auxiliaries, bleaching and dyeing chemicals, and scouring chemicals, where the company produces detergents, wetting agents, anti-crease agents, sequestrates, dispersants, and softeners, hydrogen peroxide, brine solution and caustic solutions. Bychemex Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgHippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileHippo Valley Estates Limited is a subsidiary of Tongaat Hulett Limited and primarily involved in growing and milling sugar cane in Zimbabwe. This involves planting, maintaining and harvesting sugar cane crops and haulage to the sugar mill. The milling segment crushes and produces raw sugar. Hippo Valley Estates is an extensive enterprise and has other interests in sugar packaging, game hunting, fishing, and livestock and citrus farming. Chiredzi Township (Private) Limited provides services for water treatment. The Hippo Valley Estates and Triangle Sugar mills in Zimbabwe have combined milling capacity to crush more than 4,8 million tons of cane annually and produce over 640 000 tons of sugar. Refining capacity is 140 000 tons per annum. Hippo Valley Estates Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgMRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng)  2012 abridged results.Company Profile>MRS Oil Nigeria Plc markets and distributes a range of refined petroleum products and lubricants in Nigeria for the automotive, industrial and aviation sectors. Fuel products include petroleum motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, aviation kerosene, low-pour fuel oil. The company also sells a range of high-quality lubricants for petrol and diesel engines as well as greases which are manufactured and distributed out of a state-of-the-art proprietary blending facility located at Apapa. The Aviation division sells aviation turbine kerosene. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc operates through 138 company-owned retail outlets and about 255 third-party-owned outlets. Formerly known as Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to MRS Oil Nigeria in 2009. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of MRS Africa Holdings Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgIkeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgOmnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under  sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgBychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileBychemex Limited is a subsidiary of Harel Mallac & Co. Limited and specialises in the manufacturing and sale of specialized chemical products and auxiliaries for the textile industry in Mauritius. Bychemex Limited handles its operations through the segments of textile auxiliaries, bleaching and dyeing chemicals, and scouring chemicals, where the company produces detergents, wetting agents, anti-crease agents, sequestrates, dispersants, and softeners, hydrogen peroxide, brine solution and caustic solutions. Bychemex Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited is a multi-media company with extensive interests in newspaper and magazine publications and television and radio broadcasting. Leading newspaper publications in the New Vision stable include The New Vision, Saturday Vision, Sunday Vision, Rupiny and ETOP; leading magazine publications include Bride & Groom, Flair for Her, Bukedde, Bukedde Lwamukaaga, Bukedde Ku Ssande and Kampala Sun. The company oversees online publications, including sites that advertise jobs, services and activities. New Vision operates a platform for bulk SMSes, polling and aggregation. Radio stations in the media group include XFM, Bukedde FM, Radio West, Radio Rupiny, Etop Radio, and Arua One FM; and free-to-air television channels such as Bukedde TV, TV West, and Urban TV. Its commercial division prints books, annual reports, diaries, calendars and other products corporate stationary needs. Its marketing services division offers expertise in social media and media research services which includes managing online campaigns and organised events. New Vision Printing and Publishing Company is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Docks Limited is a Mauritian real estate development company that indulges in real estate development, strategic investment, property management, warehousing as well as logistics solutions in the Republic of Mauritius. The company also engages in different segments of real estate which include business parks, office buildings and mixed-use developments. United Docks Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgOmatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileOmatek Ventures Plc assembles and sells computer equipment and accessories in Nigeria and offers an after-sales support service. The company sells a range of servers, casings and LCD screens as well as computer accessories which includes CRT monitors, fingerprint scanner, wireless routers, notebooks and tablets, DVDs, plasma televisions, desktop computers, speakers and LED screens. Power products include UPS, solar panels and corn LED lights. Omatek Ventures Plc was the first company in Nigeria to establish a factory which assembled computer cases, speakers, keyboards and mouse accessories. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Omatek Ventures Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgCornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCornerstone Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and non-life classes. The company provides risk underwriting and related financial services for individuals, corporate and institutional customers. This includes products for motor vehicles, aviation, marine, engineering all risks, asset protection, liability to third party, oil and gas, group life, credit life, mortgage protection, term assurance, wealth creation and Islamic insurance. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc was the first insurance company in Nigeria to provide customers with an online platform for insurance transactions. The company’s services are easily accessible through internet and mobile technology. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited owns and operates hotels and lodges in Kenya for the business and tourist sectors. The company owns and operates 35 hotels as well as a selection of resorts, safari guest lodges, safari camps, palaces and forts located in strategic sites in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Subsidiary companies include TPS (Kenya) Limited which owns Nairobi Serena Hotel, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Kilaguni Serena Lodge; TPS (Zanzibar) Limited which owns Zanzibar Serena Hotel; TPS (Tanzania) Limited which owns Kirawira Serena Camp, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Serena Mivumo River Lodge and Selous Serena Camp; and TPS (Uganda) Limited. Other properties owned and managed by TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited include Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Uganda and Polana Serena Hotel in Mozambique. TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgHwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHwange Colliery Company Limited extracts, processes and distributes raw coal and coal products in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. The Hwange Coalfield and Chaba Mine are located in the north-western region of Zimbabwe; its head office is in the capital city, Harare. Hwange Colliery operates in three segments; mining, medical services and estate management. The Mining division operates in categories that include thermal coal, industrial coal and coking coal. The coke categories include foundry coke, metallurgical coke, coke peas and coke breeze. The by-products include benzole, tar naphthalene and coke oven gas. The Medical Services division manages a healthcare service for its employees and local communities in the mining areas. The estate management division provides and manages properties for rental and sells retail goods and services. Hwange Colliery Company Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgMRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (MRS.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company Profile>MRS Oil Nigeria Plc markets and distributes a range of refined petroleum products and lubricants in Nigeria for the automotive, industrial and aviation sectors. Fuel products include petroleum motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, aviation kerosene, low-pour fuel oil. The company also sells a range of high-quality lubricants for petrol and diesel engines as well as greases which are manufactured and distributed out of a state-of-the-art proprietary blending facility located at Apapa. The Aviation division sells aviation turbine kerosene. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc operates through 138 company-owned retail outlets and about 255 third-party-owned outlets. Formerly known as Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to MRS Oil Nigeria in 2009. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of MRS Africa Holdings Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgCaudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileCaudan Development Limited deals in the investment and development of real estate properties and provision of security services in Mauritius. The company also owns, promotes and develops Le Caudan Waterfront, which is a mixed commercial project on the waterfront of Port Louis. Apart from Le Caudan Waterfront, Caudan Development Limited rents out industrial buildings situated at Pailles, Riche Terre, and Albion Dock. The company also deals in the sale of alarm equipment and property protection services. Caudan Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgFan Milk Limited (FML.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFan Milk Limited manufactures and markets dairy products and fruit drinks in Ghana. The company produces a range of frozen strawberry yoghurts, chocolates, ice cream, snacks, ice lollies and citrus drinks under the following brand names; FanYogo, FanChoco, FanIce, FanDango and FanPop. Fan Milk Limited manages a network of independent distributors and agents. Formerly known as Ghana Milk Company Limited, the company changed its name to Fan Milk Limited in 1962. The company is a subsidiary of Fan Milk International A/S with headquarters in Acca, Ghana. Fan Milk Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgArbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileArbico Plc is a leading construction and civil engineering company in Nigeria responsible for building major residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality projects as well as key infrastructure projects. The company offers services such as pre-construction and estimating, design, build and project management as well as engineering, procurement and construction management services. Arbico Plc has been involved in the construction of major projects in Nigeria spanning residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality projects as well as a number of key infrastructure projects for the government of Nigeria. Flagship projects include residential projects such as No 7 Oniru in Lagos, Oba Elgushi residence in Lagos and SKA residence in Lagos; public assembly projects such as the Rose of Sharon Centre in Lagos; commercial projects such as Feyide House in Lagos and KAAF Building in Ogun State; hospitality projects such as Park Inn Hotel in Ogun State; industrial projects such as the Coleman Factory Development in Ogun State; and infrastructure projects such as NBC Asejire Plant in Oyo and the effluent/water treatment plant in Ogun State. Arbico Plc was founded in 1958 and is a subsidiary of R28 Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Arbico Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgAssociated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAssociated Commercial Company Limited specialises in motor vehicles, motor spares and accessories. Headquartered in in Port Louis, Mauritius, the company imports, markets, sells and offers motor vehicle services that include repairs and the sale of motor spares. Associated Commercial Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgAluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileAluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (NIGALEX) is a leading manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and marketing extruded aluminium products and coloured and wood products. Products in its extensive range include Cego flyscreens; projected window systems for institutions in the education, government, military and commercial sectors; industrial door systems designed for versatility and performance; partitioning systems with robust wear and tear features; multi-purpose stock extrusions for the maritime, aviation and construction sectors; swing door systems for commercial entrances; sliding window systems with removable operating sashes and bead-glazed; fixed louvres with fabricated railings; special provides available in round bars, T-sections, symmetric and square aluminium frames; curtain walls attached to building structures; AS46 flyscreens and customised fixed casements (windows and doors). NIGALEX has annual capacity of 5 000 tonnes of aluminium extrusion products and produces profiles in a press finish, wood finish, silver and bronze colour palette and modern powder-coated forms. The company has operations in Aba Abuja to serve the eastern and northern regions of Nigeria. Its head office is in Imo State, Nigeria. Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgCement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgLetshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgAttitude Property Limited (APL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileAttitude Property Limited deals in the rental of hotel properties based in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of Attitude Hospitality Limited and was formerly known as Neymar Limited. Attitude Property Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgAirtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileAirtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa. Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services both nationally and internationally. The Group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys. Airtel Africa Plc is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgForget buy-to-let! I’d invest in these 2 FTSE 100 stocks today to make a million Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Peter Stephens | Monday, 3rd February, 2020 | More on: ABF MRW center_img Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Peter Stephens Investing in buy-to-let properties has helped many investors to make a million in the past. However, tax changes, issues surrounding the affordability of house prices and the potential for rising interest rates may mean that the long-term prospects of FTSE 100 shares are superior to those of buy-to-let investments.With that in mind, here are two large-cap shares that appear to have bright futures. They could deliver impressive total returns and may improve your chances of making a million.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…MorrisonsThe recent Christmas trading update from Morrisons (LSE: MRW) highlighted the challenging trading conditions faced by major supermarkets in the UK. The company’s like-for-like sales declined by 1.7% in the 22 weeks to 5 January. This was partly due to weak consumer confidence, which could continue throughout 2020.Despite this, Morrisons is expected to report a rise in its bottom line of 6% in the current year and next year. Key to this is improving efficiency, with the company recently reporting strong progress in managing its costs. This may help it to remain competitive on price, which could strengthen its market position at a time when other supermarkets are seeking to gain market share.With a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.2, Morrisons seems to offer fair value for money at the present time. Its plans to expand its wholesale operations and upgrade its stores could strengthen its financial performance and lead to a rising share price. As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the business while it appears to offer a margin of safety and a relatively favourable risk/reward opportunity.ABFAnother FTSE 100 company with retail exposure, ABF (LSE: ABF), could also offer long-term growth potential. Its Primark retail operations have become an increasingly important part of its business. As such, Primark’s 4.5% rise in its quarterly sales reported in the company’s most recent update suggests that the financial prospects of the wider business could become increasingly positive over the medium term.With Primark’s products occupying a budget price point, they could continue to be popular among consumers who are highly price conscious at the present time. And, with ABF seeking to become increasingly innovative in terms of the range of services offered within its Primark stores, it could report increasing sales in the coming years.Alongside its retail segment, ABF has a wide range of operations such as its ingredients and sugar businesses that help to reduce its overall risk through diversification. As such, it could offer a favourable risk/reward opportunity for long-term investors – especially at a time when it is forecast to post a net profit rise of 8% this year and 7% next year. Its P/E ratio of 18 may not be the cheapest in the FTSE 100, but it could undervalue the company’s long-term growth prospects.last_img read more

The FTSE 100 slumps! The bargain shares I’m buying in my ISA today

first_img There are warning signs flashing all over that all is not well in the health of global markets.Over the past 12 months, stocks and shares have been able to shake off fundamental weaknesses, and investors appear to have ignored classic signals that a global slowdown was on the way.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…The inversion of the US Treasury yield curve? Ignored. Charts showing the end of a bubble-like expansion? Ignored. Rising prices in flight-to-safety assets like gold, silver, and platinum? Ignored.But it seems now that investors are waking up to the long-term problems in global supply chains that the coronavirus poses. China is the world’s manufacturing centre. If it goes dark, companies all over the world will suffer badly. And with interest rates at historic lows, banks don’t have much ammunition to help prop up markets if things continue to go downhill.Buy opportunityCertain stocks are more fragile than others to this situation. Those heavily reliant on tourism, like British Airways-owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE:IAG) and Easyjet (LSE:EZJ) have already been badly bruised.Newer investors who have never lived through a real downtrend might now be scared away from buying up shares. I’d say that’s a schoolboy error.Right now I am buying the shares I like best at knock-down prices.That includes FTSE 100 insurance giants Aviva and Legal & General, high-profit and high-growth AIM-listed success stories Team17 and Frontier Developments, high-yield renewables funds like Greencoat UK Wind and Bluefield Solar Income Fund, and undervalued diversified tech funds like the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.I believe in the long-term health of these businesses. Crucially, my view on this hasn’t changed, even if the price I’m paying now is lower than it has been in recent memory. I’m being greedy when others are fearful. Warren Buffett says buySpeaking to CNBC as stock markets plummeted, the world’s greatest investor Warren Buffett reiterated his long-term value outlook, saying: “If you’re buying a business you’re going to own it for 10 years, 20 years, or 30 years. You don’t buy or sell your business based on today’s headlines“.The billionaire added: “If it gives you a chance to buy something that you like and you can buy it even cheaper it’s your good luck, basically.”Short-term pain, long-term gainInvesting for the long term comes with quite the dichotomy: you’re pleased when the value of your portfolio rises, but higher share prices means it is more expensive to buy more of your favourite stocks.If you’re planning to ride out the storm — and I’d counsel that this is your best shot at protecting your wealth — then weaker markets and falling stock prices mean there is a temporary opportunity for investors to pick up shares on the cheap.When the dust settles on the other side — however long that takes — you will have a bumper portfolio of quality stocks and shares with a lower average price paid, which makes your future gains all the more impressive. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Tom Rodgers owns shares in all the companies mentioned. Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The FTSE 100 slumps! The bargain shares I’m buying in my ISA today I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tom Rodgers | Monday, 24th February, 2020 center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Tom Rodgers Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Forget Cash ISAs. I’d buy these 2 cheap FTSE 100 stocks today to get rich and retire early

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. The FTSE 100’s market crash may mean that the popularity of Cash ISAs increases. After all, they offer less risk and a stable return. That matters as the FTSE 100 could see a further decline if economic growth is negative for much of this year.However, over the long run the FTSE 100’s recovery potential seems to be high. It has a solid track record of delivering improving returns after its disappointing periods. Therefore, now could be the time to buy these two shares, as part of a diversified portfolio, to potentially bring your retirement date a step closer.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…FTSE 100 utility stock Severn TrentUnlike many of its FTSE 100 index peers, utility company Severn Trent (LSE: SVT) recently reported no change to its business performance since its last update.As such, investor sentiment towards the company has generally been higher than towards the wider index. Its share price is down by just 1% so far in 2020. This compares favourably to the FTSE 100’s 22% decline over the same time period.Should the economic outlook for the UK deteriorate, Severn Trent’s shares could enjoy high demand from investors. Its relatively low correlation with the macroeconomic outlook and solid track record of dividend payouts could make it an attractive proposition to a wide range of investors.With the stock currently offering a dividend yield of 4.1%, it seems to offer good value for money. Certainly, it may not offer the recovery potential of many of its FTSE 100 index peers. But over the long run, its relatively solid financial prospects and high yield could lead to impressive total returns.BAEAnother FTSE 100 share that been relatively popular among investors in recent months is aerospace and defence business BAE (LSE: BA). Its shares have fallen by around 10% so far this year. But this is less than half the FTSE 100’s decline, with the company’s recent trading update highlighting new contracts won since the start of the year.Of course, a challenging period for the world economy could have a negative impact on BAE’s bottom line in the coming years. Government spending on defence may fail to rise at the previously expected pace if unexpected costs from the coronavirus pandemic lead to higher spending requirements elsewhere.However, BAE has a strong financial position and a successful track record of delivering relatively consistent levels of profitability in spite of tough trading conditions. This could make it an attractive investment proposition. For example, it fared better than many of its sector peers in the last global recession. I think it could do likewise this time round.As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the business as it seeks to expand its presence in growing markets through recent acquisitions and contract wins. Doing so could improve your long-term financial prospects. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens owns shares of BAE Systems. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Forget Cash ISAs. I’d buy these 2 cheap FTSE 100 stocks today to get rich and retire earlycenter_img Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephens Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 | More on: BA SVT I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

Forget the Cash ISA! I’d invest £5k in these FTSE 100 dividend stocks now

first_img Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 18th May, 2020 | More on: SVT UU Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The recent FTSE 100 market crash may mean the popularity of Cash ISAs increases. These products offer a stable return in a time of extreme uncertainty.However, Cash ISA providers have recently slashed rates to all-time lows. This could mean FTSE 100 dividend stocks may provide a better level of income over the long term. As such, now could be the time to buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks as part of a diversified portfolio to improve your income prospects.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…Here are two income plays I’d buy today.FTSE 100 utility stockUnlike many of its FTSE 100 index peers, utility company United Utilities (LSE: UU) recently reported only a small change in its operating performance since its last update.Higher financing and operating costs are expected to weigh on income this year. But the company is unlikely to see a significant drop in revenue for 2020.As such, now could be a great time to buy a share in this income champion and take advantage of depressed investor sentiment. The share price is down by around 5.2% in 2020. That suggests the stock offers a wide margin of safety at current levels.The stock also offers a dividend yield of 4.7%. It has a solid track record of producing above-inflation dividend increases. That suggests United could be an attractive proposition for income investors.Therefore, while United might not offer the recovery potential of many of its FTSE 100 peers, in an uncertain economic environment, this predictable income play could be an attractive addition to your portfolio today.Severn TrentUnited’s peer, Severn Trent (LSE: SVT), also seems attractive after recent declines. Shares in the water company have fallen by around 2% this year.However, the FTSE 100 company has informed investors it doesn’t expect to see a significant impact on its operations as a result of the coronavirus crisis. As such, long-term investors could be well rewarded by taking advantage of the recent market declines.The stock currently offers a dividend yield of 4.2%. That’s above its long-term average of around 4%. This may suggest the company is undervalued at current levels. Further, Severn has a solid track record of increasing its dividend over the long run.Takeover potential also adds to the appeal of this business. In the past, Severn has been highlighted as one of the most attractive takeover candidates in the UK.With interest rates at record lows around the world, now might be the perfect time for an international competitor to snap up the business. This could generate handsome capital gains for the FTSE 100 income champion’s investors.With this in mind, now could be an excellent time for investors with a long-term outlook to buy a share of this defensive income champion. Doing so could improve your financial prospects, especially when owned as part of a basket of income stocks. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Forget the Cash ISA! I’d invest £5k in these FTSE 100 dividend stocks now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

No savings at 50? I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA today to retire in comfort

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images Buying cheap FTSE 100 stocks may not seem to be a good idea for anyone who’s seeking to retire in comfort. After all, the index has experienced extreme volatility in 2020 that’s included a bear market.However, for long-term investors, the FTSE 100 could offer strong total return potential. It has a solid track record of recovery from its downturns. Meanwhile, many of its members appear to offer good value for money at the present time.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…Therefore, if you’re aged 50, or have a long-term time horizon, now could be the right time to start building a retirement portfolio filled with large-cap shares.Long-term recovery potentialThe FTSE 100 may yet experience further difficulties in the coming months. The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented event, likely to cause a severe decline in GDP growth in the short run.Knock-on effects could also include higher levels of unemployment and weaker consumer sentiment that creates more difficult trading conditions for many businesses. This may, in turn, cause a fall in their share prices.But the index has experienced difficult periods previously. For example, the financial crisis in 2009, the tech bubble in 2003, and the 1987 crash all included extremely uncertain periods for those investing in the FTSE 100.However, the index was able to fully recover from them, and was able to post new record highs in the years that followed those bear markets. Such an outcome isn’t guaranteed this time around. But history suggests that investors who’ve a long time horizon could benefit from buying undervalued stocks today.FTSE 100 valuationsThere are clearly major risks facing many FTSE 100 shares at the present time. However, in many cases, their prices reflect this. Many large-cap stocks currently offer margins of safety, where investors are demanding they trade at a discount to their real value.This could present buying opportunities for investors. They may be able to purchase high-quality business while they trade significantly below their historic average valuations. In many cases, they’ve solid balance sheets and sound business models that will enable them to adapt to a changing global economic outlook. This could mean they maintain, or even improve, their competitive positions in the coming years.Starting todayOne of the difficulties with investing is that the best times to buy FTSE 100 shares often coincide with the most precarious outlooks for the economy. However, through building a diverse portfolio of high-quality businesses and then holding them for the long term, you could improve your prospects of enjoying a growing passive income in retirement.As such, now could be the right time to start buying stocks. If you’re aged 50, for example, you’re likely to have 15+ years until retirement. This is likely to be sufficient time for many FTSE 100 shares to deliver impressive total returns. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img No savings at 50? I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA today to retire in comfort See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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FTSE investing: why I’d follow Warren Buffett’s advice to get rich

first_imgFTSE investing: why I’d follow Warren Buffett’s advice to get rich Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Markets are choppy. In these confusing times, I’ve been drawing inspiration from the legendary investor Warren Buffett. His firm Berkshire Hathaway has the most expensive share price of any company in history. Each Class A share costs upwards of $300,000. He has generated massive wealth over the last few decades.The Oracle of Omaha shares his wisdom with all, especially through his shareholder letters. So we too can learn the basics of his strategy, which is quite simple and can be followed by almost any investor. Today I’d like to share with you some of his investing principles.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…Buying on fearBroader markets are driven by two powerful emotions – fear and  greed. They fuel sell-offs and run-ups, similar to what we’ve been seeing since March. And the recent health pandemic has also brought many economic challenges as well as worry for millions in the UK and billions worldwide.Buffett firmly believes that stocks outperform all other asset classes over the long term, especially if interest rates and corporate tax rates remain low. Although Buffett is bullish on stocks long term, he has recently warned investors “that rosy prediction comes with a warning: anything can happen to stock prices tomorrow”. And the idea of buying stocks during a period of economic uncertainty may sound risky, making investors fearful. After all, many share prices could once again move lower in the short run and even stay depressed for a long time. That could even mean paper losses in portfolios. But Buffett and many seasoned investors well know that equity markets have historically delivered relatively high returns compared to most other asset classes. Today may be a good time to put the fear factor aside. Every major dip in the stock market may offer a valuable buying opportunity.Investing in an indexIn early May, Berkshire Hathaway had its widely-followed annual shareholders meeting. There Warren Buffett said that the best thing to do for most people is to buy the broad stock market rather than picking individual shares. Over the years, he has given similar buy-and-hold advice regarding indexes.When you are buy the broader market through investing in an index fund, it means you are bullish on the economy in the long run. I believe our economy is fundamentally strong. It has survived recessions, contractions as well as political uncertainty over the years. After a temporary crisis, it has always bounced back. As a result, indexes such as the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 continue to touch record highs.Are you interested in following Buffett’s advice? Then you could invest in shares via a simple low-cost FTSE 100 tracker. It would offer you an easy way to invest in the largest 100 companies listed domestically.You may also consider investing via Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), which you can easily buy or sell as you would any other share. ETFs offer diversification over asset classes, industries, or global regions.An example would be the iShares UK Dividend UCITS ETF — it comprises a basket of the 50 highest-yielding stocks from the FTSE 350 Index. Of if you’d also like global exposure, an ETF to consider could be the FTSE All-World ETF.For investors who do not have the time and expertise to pick standalone stocks, passive investing may be a good bet. Enter Your Email Address Image source: The Motley Fool See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Saturday, 13th June, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE last_img read more

Why I’d buy this recovering FTSE stock now for its massive growth potential

first_img Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Why I’d buy this recovering FTSE stock now for its massive growth potential I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge!center_img I’ve wanted to like FTSE SmallCap company Premier Foods (LSE: PFD) for ages, but the big debt-load on the balance sheet has always put me off. However, things appear to be changing, and the shares are perky today on the release of the full-year results report.Surging earnings for this FTSE stockEarnings have been surging over the past couple of years. And looking back, the stock was a steal at the bottom of the coronavirus low in the spring when the price dipped well below 20p. Well done if you bought some shares in the company back then. Today, they’re changing hands at 65p, as I write.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…On paper, Premier Foods has a lot going for it. It operates in the fast-moving-consumer-goods space, which is traditionally seen as a defensive sector. You’ll be familiar with many of the firm’s food brands, such as Ambrosia, Angel Delight, Mr Kipling, Bachelors, Birds, Bisto, OXO, Mc Dougalls, Homepride, Sharwoods, Loyd Grossman, and others.Meanwhile, with its 15 manufacturing sites and offices in the UK, the company makes around 96% of what it produces from ingredients sourced from British suppliers and farmers. As we enter a post-Brexit and low-carbon world, I think localised supply chains will become increasingly important.But there’s also an effort going on to expand sales abroad. International sales make up around 6.5% of the total right now. But I can see much potential for growth overseas, based purely on that low figure. With a determined push, we could see sales rise quickly in the years ahead.Exciting international expansionPremier Foods reckons it has “significant” businesses in Ireland and Australia already. And the directors have identified “further opportunities” for a range of the company’s brands in “a number of markets” including New Zealand, USA, South Africa, and Canada.I think that’s exciting because the government seems to be at advanced stages in the negotiations about new Free Trade Agreements with many countries. The New Zealand discussions appear to be going particularly well, for example.Today’s figures show that in the trading year to 28 March, revenue rose by 2.8% year-on-year and adjusted earnings per share lifted by 5.4%. Importantly, the net debt figure fell by almost £62m to just over £408m on a pre-IFRS 16 basis. For context, the firm reported an operating profit of £95m for the year, so this is still a big debt load. But the directors are bearing down well on the problem and vow to continue to do so.Chief executive Alex Whitehouse said in the report the year had been “a period of considerable progress.” Indeed, there have been 11 consecutive quarters of UK revenue growth “fuelled by successful innovation strategy.” And the company revealed a “landmark” pensions agreement which has the potential to “significantly” reduce future funding requirements.There’s no shareholder dividend available with this one. But I see a firm emerging from its prior financial problems. On top of that, there are big opportunities for expansion ahead. This a share I’d like to own right now. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 | More on: PFD Image source: Getty Images Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! 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3 steps I’d take when building a dividend stocks portfolio right now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 3 steps I’d take when building a dividend stocks portfolio right now Peter Stephens | Thursday, 9th July, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Building a dividend stocks portfolio may seem like a risky move at the present time. However, with the income returns available from other assets such as cash and bonds being relatively low, dividend shares could prove to be a sound means of obtaining a passive income in the long run.Through spreading your capital across a wide range of companies that offer dividend growth potential and solid financial positions, you could obtain a favourable risk/reward opportunity that produces an attractive income return in the coming years.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…Spreading the riskA dividend stocks portfolio should contain a wide range of businesses that operate in a variety of industries and economies. If it doesn’t, you are likely to be reliant on a small number of stocks for your income. Should even a small number of them experience a challenging financial period, it could lead to disappointing returns that hurt your financial position.Diversifying across multiple sectors and regions is likely to be even more important than usual at the present time. Some countries are experiencing greater challenges from coronavirus than others, while some industries are feeling the effects of lockdown to a greater extent than others. As such, by simply owning a range of businesses you not only reduce risks, but could achieve a higher income return in what is likely to be an uncertain period for the world economy.Dividend growth potentialWhen building a dividend stocks portfolio, it may be tempting to simply purchase those businesses that offer the highest yields. While this may produce an attractive income return in the current year, over the long run it may not be a sound move due to their lack of dividend growth.As such, it may be a good idea to focus on yield and dividend growth potential. This may ensure that your passive income growth beats inflation, and that you are able to improve your spending power. If this goal is not achieved, your passive income may be able to buy fewer goods and services as factors such as low interest rates and quantitative easing could lead to higher inflation across the world economy.A solid dividend stocks portfolioAt the present time, some stocks may offer high yields for a good reason. For example, they may face challenging operating conditions that have caused their stock prices to fall.As such, before buying high-yielding companies within a dividend stocks portfolio, it could be worth assessing their financial strength and outlook. By analysing their balance sheet strength, cash flow and economic moat, you can assess whether they offer a solid passive income over the long run.By focusing your capital on the highest-quality companies available, you can reduce risk and increase your chances of obtaining a generous income return that improves your financial freedom in what could be a challenging period for the global economy. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Peter Stephens I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

This is how I’d retire early through buying FTSE 100 shares

first_img Thomas has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Assumes investment returns of 5.5% per year, the average real UK stock returns over last 50 years £6,705.00 Investing £500 per month £216,851.00 25 £80,389.00 £108,425.00 £139,541.00 £69,771.00 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 £40,194.00 15 10 Enter Your Email Address £35,129.00 Investing £250 per month Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. 20 As the table shows, we can reach the £100k mark in just 12 years by investing £500 per month. This means that we wouldn’t even have to start our investment plan until age 38. I think most people would be quite surprised at how quickly that kind of wealth can be accumulated.If £500 per month is too much, then we can still reach our goal with £250 per month. In this case, it would take 19 years to reach £100k. If we wanted to spend more than £20k a year, then we would have to increase the amount we invest. But it’s still possible for many of us, as long as we have a plan and stick to it. Rather than being a pipe dream, regular investing makes early retirement a realistic and achievable goal.The table also demonstrates just how much wealth it’s possible to accumulate if we do this over longer periods. Investing regularly is a good habit to get into from a young age, the earlier the better. In fact, it’s feasible to accumulate far more than £100k and to retire even earlier than 50.Retire early with FTSE 100 mega-capsTo achieve the kind of returns shown above, we need to be investing in a number of different stocks. It’s important that we diversify our investments in order to reduce risk. I’d recommend holding a minimum of 10 stocks. The last thing we want is to be unable to retire early because we’ve taken on too much risk.Again, to reduce risk, I’d stick to big FTSE 100 stocks. The kind that are household names and have a solid track record. If they pay a big dividend, then all the better. I’d also be sure to invest across a variety of different sectors and in companies that can perform well in different economic conditions.If we do all this, then chances are we will be in a great position to make our dreams a reality and retire early! 1 Many of us dream of retiring early and enjoying life a bit more. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the financial resources to make this a reality. The State Pension doesn’t kick in until we’re 66, and we can’t access other pensions until at least 55. This gives those of us wishing to retire earlier a major headache.But it doesn’t have to be this way. If we clearly define our financial goals, then we can put a realistic plan in place to help us reach them. And the best way to reach our financial goals is to regularly invest in the stock market over a period of many years. This allows our investment returns to compound over time. 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…Making early retirement a realityIf we have a pension that we can access from 55, then to retire early at 50, we’d need to accumulate enough money to get us through the interim five years. Looking at it from the simplest viewpoint, if we spend £20k a year, then we would need £100k. The table below shows how quickly we could achieve that by investing either £250 or £500 per month. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. £449,947.00 £224,973.00 Investment period (years) Thomas Carr | Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 Speaking of retirement… This is how I’d retire early through buying FTSE 100 shares Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 5 £317,891.00 £158,945.00 £3,352.00 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 30 £17,565.00 See all posts by Thomas Carrlast_img read more

The Rolls-Royce share price is up 11% in a day! Would I buy the FTSE 100 stock now?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Manika Premsingh Image source: Getty Images. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 17th October, 2020 | More on: RR SPX Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The Rolls-Royce share price is up 11% in a day! Would I buy the FTSE 100 stock now? I last wrote about the FTSE 100 aerospace and defence giant, Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR), a couple of weeks ago. At the time, the Rolls-Royce share price was falling fast. Cut to this Friday afternoon, and the share is recovering fast. It’s up 11% from Thursday’s close as I write. It’s tumble was so steep that the share price still has some way to get back to where it was two weeks ago. With the FTSE 100 index trading weak, I am not sure if it will do so in a hurry. Yet, the very fact that the RR share price is defying the FTSE 100 trend says something. Healthy investor appetite for bond offeringSo what’s the reason for this rise? Earlier in the month, RR decided to recapitalise through a fund raise. Part of this was planned to be through a bond offering to the tune of £1bn. However, in a press release this week, it said that it was now raising bonds worth more than £2bn, “Given strong demand from investors…” Further, UK Export Finance has decided to guarantee support of up to 80% for a £1bn loan taken by RR. This is in addition to the £2bn, five-year loan already raised by RR.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…Can the Rolls-Royce share price continue to rise?It’s good news that investors and guarantors have faith in RR, but to a limited extent. The Rolls-Royce share price has taken quite the beating this year, as the lockdowns impacted aviation, which is an important source of RR’s revenue.  This has resulted in a weaker financial position for it and the resultant recapitalisation that’s now underway. If the pandemic situation was coming under control, the debt raise at a bad time would be easier on the company.However, that isn’t so. UK is locking down again, and has also put Italy on its quarantine list. So, civil aviation can be expected to remain in a spot for now. This will keep RR in an uncertain place too. I’d hold back from buying the company’s shares. A promising FTSE 100 shareThis is especially because other FTSE 100 stocks can give investors superior returns compared to the Rolls-Royce share price. This is true even for other engineering companies, like Spirax-Sarco Engineering (LSE: SPX), which has seen a healthy share price increase since the stock market crash a little over six months ago. In fact, it’s now at all-time highs. There are three reasons for this. One, despite a dent to its revenues in its latest update, its operating profit margin has improved. And two, it actually increased its interim dividend by 5%. Its dividend yield remains quite low, especially because its share price has increased quite a bit. Even so, I think dividend increases are reserved for confident companies at this time. Which brings me to the third reason. Spirax-Sarco’s confidence is evident from the fact that it has kept its full-year earnings guidance unchanged. Even with the sharp run up in its share price, I’d prefer it to the RR share price right now.  Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Best shares to buy now: Here is one of my top FTSE 100 picks

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jabran Khan | Thursday, 12th November, 2020 | More on: FLTR I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Jabran Khan has no position in any shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Best shares to buy now: Here is one of my top FTSE 100 picks One of my best shares to buy right now is Flutter Entertainment (LSE:FLTR). I believe the best shares to buy are those companies that are turning over a profit, growing their market share, and perhaps overlooked. In terms of price, certain shares aren’t always the cheapest but that doesn’t always put me off as I am more concerned with performance.Created by the merger of Betfair and Paddy Power, FLTR is a gambling and gaming giant. With hundreds of retail outlets, Flutter also has a strong online presence through its multiple brands. As well as Paddy Power and Betfair, its brands include Pokerstars, Sky Betting and Gaming, Oddschecker and many more throughout its international markets.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…One of the best shares to buy right nowThe gaming industry has seen growth during the recent economic downturn in which many other industries have suffered. FLTR lost approximately 36% when the market crashed. At its lowest point in mid-March, shares could be picked up for 5421p per share. As I write, shares would cost 13,660p. That is a mammoth 151% increase. For 2021, FLTR trades on a hefty price-to-earnings ratio of close to 30. Despite that meaty valuation, I do believe the gambling powerhouse is worth it.FLTR is a global business with significant scale. Through acquisitions and carefully planned strategy it positions itself to take advantage of many opportunities. This is especially the case in key markets such as Australia where its Q3 results showed significant growth. Even though Covid-19 is still affecting the economy, I believe FLTR is well positioned to grow further and this is why I class it in my best shares to buy now category.Trading updateYesterday FLTR confirmed Q3 results and it closed up nearly 5% on the FTSE 100 due to the positive news. It confirmed that results exceeded expectations as increased numbers of customers helped bolster the gambling giant. Group revenue increased by 30% to £1.3bn compared to the same period last year. Outside the US, EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, and amortisation) for the year is expected to be in the region of £1.275 to 1.35bn. That’s a £25m increase on previous guidance.A global pandemic saw restrictions on retail outlets. FLTR has hundreds of these but it also possesses a formidable online presence. In Q3 online revenue grew an impressive 33%, while average daily customers grew by 41% globally. The first lockdown saw competitive sport grind to a halt. But as it started up again in the summer, FLTR’s brands such as Paddy Power Betfair and Sky Betting and Gaming have flourished. These two brands recorded revenue growth of 32% and 26% respectively. I mentioned FLTR’s ability to excel in key markets. In Australia it recorded a growth of 76% in revenue alone with its BetEasy brand.My verdictFLTR is not the cheapest share to purchase so here is another one of my top picks. Flutter has beaten off the economic downturn and continued to experience significant growth. I believe this upward trend of growth and significant gains in market share across the world will continue. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Jabran Khanlast_img read more

The Royal Mail share price: what’s next for the stock?

first_imgThe Royal Mail share price: what’s next for the stock? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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… The Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) share price has surpassed my expectations over the past 12 months. Since hitting a multi-year low of around 119p in March of last year, the stock has jumped 250%. Pandemic growth It seems to me that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant improvement in investor sentiment towards the business. For years, Royal Mail struggled with falling letter volumes and revenues, which had impacted profitability and sales. The pandemic exacerbated the decline in letter volumes but, on the flip side, it also led to a substantial increase in parcel volumes. 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…The company rose to the challenge. The introduction of automated parcel sorting machines helped improve efficiency. Meanwhile, the introduction of a parcel pick-up service billed as “one of the biggest changes to the daily delivery since the launch of the post box in 1852,” seems to have been well received. Thanks to these changes, Royal Mail’s outlook has substantially improved. This time last year, analysts were expecting the company to report earnings per share of 11p for 2021. Today, that figure is 25p. To me, these figures show that Royal Mail has been able to take advantage of the changing shopping habits driven by the pandemic. Doing so looks to me as if the business has been able to overcome the challenges it has faced in the past. What’s next for the Royal Mail share priceThe big question is, what happens next? It seems to me the primary reason why the stock has performed so well over the past 12 months is the fact analysts now think the company will return to growth in 2021/22. Unfortunately, it now looks as if much of this potential is already factored into the current share price. Indeed, shares in the organisation are currently changing hands at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of around 16, falling to 14 for 2021.However, in the past five years, the stock has struggled to get above a 10 times forward earnings valuation. To put it another way, it looks to me as if shares in the group are overvalued by 60% to 40% at current levels. That being said, Royal Mail has surpassed all expectations over the past 12 months. As such, I wouldn’t rule out further growth from the company in the near term. If the group can develop and consolidate its position in the parcel market, I reckon it’s highly likely the Royal Mail share price could continue to move higher. Therefore, I’m cautiously optimistic about the company’s future potential. As the e-commerce market’s size continues to grow, demand for Royal Mail’s services may also continue to increase. That could lead to further earnings upgrades. On that basis, I’d continue to own the stock in my portfolio, even after its recent positive performance.  Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 24th January, 2021 | More on: RMG Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Image source: Getty Images There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it!last_img read more

The stock investing strategy I’d use to generate a passive income

first_imgThe stock investing strategy I’d use to generate a passive income See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Stock investing is one strategy that can be used to generate a passive income. A passive income is defined as money that requires little or no effort to earn. Many assets can be used to achieve this goal. Some come with more risk than others, which means they may be more suitable for different investors. 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…Stock investing can be quite risky and may not be suitable for all investors as a way to generate a passive income. However, I’m quite comfortable with the level of risk investing entails. That’s why I’ve acquired a portfolio of stocks and shares with the single goal of generating a steady, hands-free income stream. Stock investing strategyI own a mix of high- and low-yield shares for my passive income portfolio. I believe this combination offers the best of both worlds. That’s because companies with low dividend yields tend to have more headroom to increase their distributions over the long run. Meanwhile, high-yield shares can lack this flexibility, but the more generous yields are understandably appealing.I’m comfortable with this portfolio mix based on my experience. But I’m well aware that just because a company has a low dividend yield doesn’t mean the payout is more sustainable. As for high-yield shares, if an organisation supports a dividend yield that’s noticeably higher than the market average, it can be a strong sign the market doesn’t believe the payout is sustainable. A yield only gives us some indication of a firm’s income potential. It’s not a guaranteed payout. That’s one of the reasons why investing in stock and shares may not be a suitable passive income strategy for all. Passive income picks Blue-chip income champions such as British American Tobacco and BP are some of the companies I’d buy for my income portfolio. Shares in these organisations offer dividend yields of between 6% and 8%.These are some of the highest yields in the FTSE 100, which could be a warning sign as I mentioned above, although I believe the payouts are safe for at least the next 12 months. After that, it’s a bit harder to tell. Nothing is ever guaranteed in the stock market. There may also be ethical reasons why investors may want to avoid these businesses. Alongside these blue-chips, I’d also consider mid-cap stocks such as LSL Property and CMC Markets. These stocks currently support dividend yields of 4.3% and 3.4% respectively. Unlike the blue-chip companies outlined above, both groups are still relatively small players in their sectors.I think that leaves plenty of room for future growth, supporting dividend expansion. Of course, growth isn’t guaranteed at either business. Their respective management teams may have their work cut out to grow in the viciously competitive property and financial services markets.Still, as passive income investments, I’d acquire these stocks. But I’d also keep a close eye on their growth efforts. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in British American Tobacco. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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2 UK stocks from my ‘best shares to buy now’ list

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The uncertain economic outlook may mean that some investors are unsure about buying UK stocks at the present time. For example, they could suffer from weak operating conditions, and may even deliver negative returns.However, the risks posed by an uncertain economic performance may have been priced into the valuations of many FTSE 100 stocks. As such, they could offer favourable risk/reward opportunities on a long-term basis.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…Here are two companies that could be among the best shares to buy now because of their low valuations and capacity to benefit from a potential improving long-term economic outlook.A cheap bank among UK stocksSome of the worst-performing UK stocks over the last year have been banks such as Barclays. Its stock price is down by around 20%, even after a recent surge. Low interest rates and a tough economic outlook seem to be causing investor sentiment to weaken. This trend could continue, depending on how coronavirus affects the economy in the coming months.However, this risk appears to be factored in to the Barclays share price. The bank has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 10, yet it’s forecast to produce a 45% rise in net profit next year. This could catalyse investor sentiment, while the prospect of a return to paying dividends may also cause interest in the stock to increase.Barclays is also reducing its costs to become more efficient. The global nature of its operations may provide some diversification benefits versus UK stocks that lack a geographical spread.One of the best shares to buy now?Another FTSE 100 stock that could be one of the best shares to buy now is Barratt. The housebuilder appears to offer good value for money relative to other UK stocks. It has a P/E ratio of 11, and is forecast to post a 10% rise in its bottom line in the next financial year.It also has a high customer satisfaction rating that may reduce potential costs in the coming years. Its strong balance sheet could mean it’s in a good position to outperform sector peers.Of course, factors such as a change in government policy towards the housing market could weigh on its future prospects. However, with other potential catalysts, such as low interest rates having the capacity to provide sound operating conditions for the housebuilding sector, the long-term outlook for the company could be relatively positive.Clearly, Barratt’s lack of international diversity means it’s very dependent on the UK for its financial returns. As such, buying other UK stocks as part of a diverse portfolio could reduce geographic risk. It may also allow an investor to capitalise on faster-growing economies from across the world. Over time, this may produce relatively high returns that have a positive impact on a portfolio’s performance. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. See all posts by Peter Stephens Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment.center_img 2 UK stocks from my ‘best shares to buy now’ list Image source: Getty Images Peter Stephens owns shares of Barclays and Barratt Developments. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Are JD Wetherspoon’s shares poised to benefit from the Covid recovery?

first_img FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge See all posts by Andy Ross Are JD Wetherspoon’s shares poised to benefit from the Covid recovery? Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The group operates in the UK and Spain and so the vaccine rollout in the former may help the shares in the not-too-distant future. Especially if vulnerable groups can return to bingo halls.The group also has proprietary technology, which I think is currently not something most investors are aware of. It has a commercial partnership with Bauer to use the platform. Growth in this area could possibly boost the shares in the future. But I’ll also be keeping an eye out for increased debt as a result of sites being closed, as this may drag on returns for years to come.  Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Andy Ross | Thursday, 18th February, 2021 | More on: JDW RNK Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares There can be no doubt an economic recovery will come, once Covid vaccines are fully rolled out to the most vulnerable groups. JD Wetherspoon (LSE: JDW) shares could be well positioned to rise in that situation, I feel.I much prefer them to the more indebted Marston’s, which has recently seen a bidder walk away from a takeover. 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…Why Wetherspoons’ shares could recoverThe pub group, founded and still run by vocal Brexiteer Tim Martin, has been able to raise money from shareholders on several occasions. This has helped it through the pandemic to date. The most recent raising was for £93.7m. Last year, it raised £141m.The latest cash will help strengthen the balance sheet. Bullishly, the group has also said it wants to buy attractively-priced properties. Management thinks this will help it emerge stronger from the pandemic. On the downside, the pandemic has pushed up debts, net debt including bank borrowings and finance leases was £836m in April 2020. In the latest annual report, the company also said the year-end net-debt-to-EBITDA ratio was 9.48 times, compared to 3.36 times in 2019.But it does have cash available and I expect the profit and loss to look much stronger once sales lift again.Experienced management teamI think another thing going for the business is that the managers are very experienced and have seen plenty of ups and downs in the economy. Tim Martin has been chairman since 1983. His CEO John Hutson has been on the board since 1996, and his finance director since 2014. This strikes me as a positive sign that the management team is committed, know their industry and work well together.They probably think longer term, especially with the founder still at the helm and being the largest shareholder in the group. My best guess is that once the pandemic subsides and we learn to live with it, Wetherspoons will return to being a profitable, cash generative business, although there’s no guarantee that social life will go back to what it was. The firm is currently a much more indebted business than I would like too, but this is beyond its control. Also, if Martin sells down his holding in the group in the future that could spook investors and push down the share price. So there are a few issues facing the pub group. Another share that could bounce backRank Group (LSE: RNK) the owner of Mecca bingo and Grosvenor Casinos is another leisure business that has felt the impact of lockdowns. The pandemic has not been kind to the share price, which had been rising before the stock market tumbled in March 2020. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

England surpass all expectations

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED Front up: England’s Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley and Alex Corbisiero celebrate being given a penalty try against IrelandBy Ben ColesFour wins from five. Not even the most optimistic England fan in their right mind would have predicted that outcome at the start of this year’s RBS 6 Nations. Yet now England will look back on their defeat to Wales not with the same sense of pride they seemed to feel at the time, but with a sour taste of what might have been.That sense of regret is only warranted based on their two outstanding performances in the last two weeks. After the attacking joie de vivre of Paris came the brute power of England’s scrum against the Irish. The scrum is often chastised for it’s consumption of valuable time on the clock, but Saturday proved that if you can create a powerful platform, you do not just secure possession but also force your opposition to submit.Pure delight: Try-scorer Ben YoungsAlex Corbisiero showed flashes of brilliance against Wales and France, but against Ireland he was magnificent. His personal demolition of first Mike Ross and then Tom Court brought great satisfaction to the Twickenham faithful, though it would be rude to forget the exploits of his cohorts Dylan Hartley and Dan Cole. Of course, there is little point in creating countless penalty opportunities if you have no one available to convert them. In Owen Farrell, England have less a kicker and more a marksman of the highest calibre. His 20 points against Wales are just the start of what should be a lengthy England career. Whilst his style is certainly more direct and routine than say that of Rhys Priestland of Johnny Sexton, there is flair within him that we are yet to see at Test level.The pack may have brought about England’s first try of the afternoon, but the second one was one of individual rapture. It’s difficult to decide who needed Ben Youngs to score a try more; himself or the England fans who were beginning to lose faith in him. Yet his snipe from a tap penalty after yet another massacre at the scrum was vintage Youngs, if the term can be applied to a player quite so young. The outpouring of emotion that came as a result was a visual example of the monkey being thrown from his back. Warrior: Chris Robshaw attempts to charge down Eoin Reddan’s clearanceTo have won four matches with a new captain and such a large quantity of new players in the starting XV (Botha, Parling, Robshaw, Morgan, Dickson, Farrell and Barritt all started against Ireland despite not having been involved at the Rugby World Cup) says a great deal about the attitude and camaraderie in the camp. Certainly Stuart Lancaster deserves praise for this, but perhaps the good work of Chris Robshaw has been forgotten. In that most savage of international arenas the weekend before last in Paris, Robshaw put in 24 tackles. He has been a warrior, who off the field has gone about his business quietly but on it has lead his side superbly.Four wins from five. That, surely, must be enough to give Lancaster the job long term. It is a position that he wants, not just for personal ambitions but because he better than anyone sees the potential of this side. Why after establishing that level of trust, passion and unity between players and coaches would the RFU want to start again with Nick Mallett? In a way, he has made the decision futile. Why? Because whomever the RFU appoint, Lancaster is the right coach to take England forward. Bring in someone such as Sir Clive Woodward to help handle the managing side of affairs, certainly, but do not take a backward step after making such giant strides forward. English rugby is on the rise again. It feels good. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Were yellows for Gethin Jenkins and Coenie Oosthuizen right?

first_imgBy the same token, too, referees need to be as strong as Rolland was, but much earlier. They can pre-empt this by being firm with players before the first scrum, telling them in no uncertain terms that there will be no pushing before the ball is in, by ensuring binds are sound and by making sure the contest for the ball is as even and safe as possible.There is still some way to go for both international packs and referees. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In charge: Alain Rolland didn’t mess about while whistling through his last Test match, Wales versus South AfricaBy Alan DymockLET’S SET the scene first: on Saturday at the Millennium Stadium referee Alain Rolland pulled out a yellow card and sent off the loose-head from Wales and the tight-head from South Africa.It was a move that caused some onlookers to question the referee. The card was brandished following a series of collapsed scrums – an outcome that should become less likely following the introduction of the pre-bind and new sequence of the experimental law variations at the scrum – but while Rolland had previously warned Gethin Jenkins of Wales and Frans Malherbe that another collapse would result in time in the bin for both players, South Africa had acted by substituting Malherbe for Coenie Oosthuizen but as the next scrum inevitably met the deck the new prop and Jenkins were sent to the sidelines.Singled out: tight-head Frans MalherbeNow some commentators have criticised Rolland for introducing uncontested scrums to a nerve-jangling Test match – Paul Williams said in his blog on rugbyworld.com that it was like having “swingball on centre court at Wimbledon” – but the referee had set this move in motion minutes before.Firstly, it must be noted that the changes to the scrummaging sequence were changed in order to ensure player safety; while entertainment value must also be a consideration, it runs as a secondary point some 10,000 lightyears behind that of looking after the athletes.  So when the issue of collapsed scrums comes up in a Test match between two of the world’s best with some of the most brutish, dynamic biff-traders in the game trying to squeeze the will out of each other, they cannot be allowed to pile in and drop. Sometimes players do not know best.Which brings in the second point. We would all rather the referee was assertive and in control at one of the most technical and dangerous points of the pitch. You can nitpick about whether the binding on shirts was legal or safe all game and it must certainly be said that Rolland should have done more to police the put-in. <> at Millennium Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. However, it is the early shove which made collapse all the more likely and while he did not mention this specifically in dispatches, by telling two props that they are on the tip of a pack collapsing and that they really ought to cut it out, he has begun to be assertive. In the end he had decided that enough was enough and that someone from each team should be punished.Technical issue: without Adam Jones, who steadies Wales?Referees taking a stand over an issue in order to keep the game safe and in order to halt the incessant re-starts can only be a good thing and had he been weak-willed he could have relented once a new prop came on, but Rolland didn’t. He promised Jenkins a yellow and when he went down he got one. Oosthuizen had only hit one scrum, but what do you do: punish one side and let the other off with it? That would cause much more of an uproar than making everyone endure 10 minutes of uncontested scrums.Which brings up two more important, wider points. If players at this level still don’t have the technical wherewithal and knowledge to pre-bind, hit, hold and then drive without falling down then they are not as good as they can be and scrum coaches at club and country need to up their game alongside players who must know they have to adapt.last_img read more

Six Nations: England 36-15 Italy

first_imgTries: Venditti, Campagnaro. Con: Allan. DG: Allan.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. England naivety – “I’m the referee not a coach.” Those were the words of Romain Poite when asked on two occasions by England players how they could combat Italy’s tactics at the tackle area and make it a ruck, thus introducing an offside line. And it was the quote of the day.England’s inability to think on their feet and work out an answer to the problem was worrying – as was the frustration seeping into the hosts’ game, which resulted in them forcing passes and attacks. It’s not the referees job to provide the answers; these players are internationals and should be able to do that themselves.Chat show: James Haskell and Dylan Hartley try to get clarification from Romain Poite. Photo: Getty ImagesWhy continue to commit numbers to do the breakdown when they have no counter-ruckers to hold off? That simply meant Italy outnumbered England and could withstand the attack. Why not pick and go, forcing the Italians to tackle and defend at close quarters? Or charge through the middle? These questions were not asked let alone answered, as England seemed unable to react to something unexpected.Coaches chipping in – One of the Italian back-room team, bringing on the tee for a Tommaso Allan penalty attempt in the first half, raised an area of concern with referee Romain Poite while he was on the pitch. Hopefully this doesn’t become a common trend. Yes, messages are passed from coaches to players via water carriers and physios, but they should not be having direct conversations with the referee during the game. That should be left to the players in general and the captains in particular.Farrell’s boot – Owen Farrell is renowned for his cool head and unerring boot in front of goal, that’s why he’s reached 50 caps so quickly. Yet on the occasion of his half-century, his usual accuracy was missing. Not only did he miss three conversions and one penalty attempt – albeit they weren’t easy – he also failed to find touch with one penalty and kicked the ball dead with another when England opted for territory rather than a shot. England will be hoping he is back on target when Scotland come calling in two weeks for the Calcutta Cup match.Off target: Owen Farrell kicked only three of seven shots at goal against Italy. Photo: Getty ImagesSTATISTICS16 – Offloads made by England compared to just two by Italy. They also made 11 line breaks to five.110 – Metres made by Mike Brown, the only player to hit three figures. England made 589 overall compared to 357 by Italy.67% – England’s scrum success compared to 86% for Italy.England: M Brown; J May (J Nowell 56), B Te’o (H Slade 76), O Farrell, E Daly; G Ford, D Care (B Youngs 52); J Marler (M Vunipola 56), D Hartley (capt, J George 56), D Cole (K Sinckler 72), J Launchbury, C Lawes, M Itoje, J Haskell (J Clifford 72), N Hughes (T Wood 72).Tries: Cole, Care, Daly, Nowell 2, Te’o. Cons: Farrell 3.Italy: E Padovani; G Bisegni (T Benvenuti 52), M Campagnaro, L McLean, G Venditti; T Allan (C Canna 62), E Gori (G Bronzini 36); A Lovotti, O Gega, L Cittadini (P Ceccarelli 52), M Fuser (G Biagi 72), D van Schalkwyk, B Steyn, S Favaro (M Mbanda 58), S Parisse (capt). England secured the bonus-point win that was expected against Italy in round three of the Six Nations, but the manner in which they did so was not what was expected. Italy led 10-5 at the break having frustrated England for 40 minutes with their tactics at the breakdown and only allowing the hosts to escape their own half on rare occasions.Eddie Jones’s team responded with two quickfire tries early in the second half and crossed the whitewash six times in all, but they still didn’t have it all their own way.A second consecutive Grand Slam is still on the cards for England – as is a record for the most consecutive Test wins – but this performance will have given Scotland and Ireland hope ahead of their matches in coming weeks. Here’s a look at the good and the bad…WHAT’S HOTItalian nous – Yells of ‘offside’ and all-round groans dominated the first half. The Twickenham crowd were clearly not impressed by Italy’s tactics of standing off after a tackle and not forming a ruck, therefore ensuring there was no offside line so they could consistently harry England and disrupt Danny Care’s passing game. Teams have done this before but no one to as good effect as the Italians here.Not only did England look at a loss as to what was going on, frustration growing each time Romain Poite called “tackle only”, but it meant Italy had a strong blue line of defenders to hold off England’s next wave.Rebound: Giovanbattista Venditti scored from a penalty hitting the post. Photo: Getty ImagesYes, it’s not a positive tactic and rugby would be an unattractive game if every team did it for 80 minutes. Eddie Jones said “it wasn’t rugby”, even if he did congratulate Italy for being “brilliant in their execution”.Yet who can blame Italy for employing it here? Talk in the build-up had been about relegating them from the Six Nations and how England were going to rack up a huge score – remember Jones saying he wanted his team to take Italy to the cleaners? They’re fighting to prove they deserve their place in the championship and while it wasn’t pretty, it was effective, especially for a team under such pressure.Conor O’Shea said of the tactics afterwards: “When Wasps score a try to beat Toulouse in the European Cup and David Pocock intercepts a ball in the autumn Internationals it’s brilliant, but when Italy do this it’s not allowed. I’m incredibly proud of the players and I’m sick of people having a pop. I hope we got a bit of respect out there.”Take two – In the second half, when England decided to put pace on the ball and spread it wide, rather than get caught up in their breakdown travails, they were able to stretch Italy, find space and score tries. They also got the upper hand at the scrum, that dominance up front allowing them to use their dangerous runners. They still didn’t dictate play for the whole 40 minutes, but it was enough to secure the bonus-point win.Fast show: Danny Care scores from a quick tap penalty. Photo: Getty ImagesSpecial mention also for Joe Launchbury. Man of the Match in Wales and Man of the Match again against Italy, he gave England go-forward with strong carries in the second half, gets through a huge amount of work at close quarters and was a calm head throughout.Return of the drop-goal – Johnny Sexton slotted a drop-goal against France in Dublin and less than 24 hours later Tommaso Allan dissected the posts with one at Twickenham. You don’t see many DGs in top-level rugby these days so it was good to see two in as many days – and Allan’s one was vital for Italy. It was a reward for a wealth of possession and territory in the first half when he hadn’t been able to notch points from the tee.Campagnaro magic – This was Michele Campagnaro’s first start in this championship and he was probably Italy’s most dangerous player. His try was a beauty: beat George Ford, cut between Jamie George and Elliot Daly, stepped Mike Brown and slid over. It showed all his talents and was well deserved.Centre of attention: Michele Campagnaro scores Italy’s second try. Photo: Getty ImagesWHAT’S NOT LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS What’s hot and what’s not from England’s 2017 Six Nations clash with Italy at Twickenham TAGS: Highlight Jumping for joy: Jack Nowell celebrates England’s bonus-point try. Photo: Getty Images last_img read more

England Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021 – England 10-6 France

first_img New format for 2021 Women’s Six Nations Kicking in women’s rugby: Is there a better balance than in the men’s game? Sarah McKenna will be at full-back for the Women’s Six Nations final (Getty Images) Women’s Six Nations Team Guide 2021 Then on the half-hour mark a pass bounced off the chest of Valeria Fedrighi and into the arms of Meg Jones, who broke into space. She couldn’t make it all the way to the line but offloaded to Vicky Fleetwood, who crossed from close range.Michela Sillari did get some points on the board from a penalty when Scarratt was sin-binned for a high tackle but Helena Rowland cancelled that out with a kick of her own to give England a 17-3 lead at the break.England kicked into gear midway through the second period with a flurry of tries. Abby Dow (two), Harriet Millar-Mills and Helena Rownland all crossed between the 54th and 62nd minutes as the toll of Italy’s defensive effort – and their lack of rugby in the past five months – started to tell. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Front-rowers Maud Muir and Flo Long, plus backs Ellie Green, Merryn Doidge, Beth Wilcock and Flo Robinson, have also been included as development players.Head coach Middleton said: “We have a lot of evidence from training to say we’ve raised our intensity and physicality whilst at the same time developing our ability to execute accurately and make good decisions under the pressure. We want a high-tempo, high-energy game with quality play off the back of it.“The players play week in, week out with the clubs but as a staff group we don’t get that release so it feels like we’ve been preparing forever. We’re all really looking forward to the games and getting into competition mode.”England start their campaign against Scotland in Doncaster before facing Italy in Parma. Then they will face the team ranked in the same position as them in Pool B – France, Ireland or Wales – on ‘finals day’.They will also play an exhibition match against France, who they beat twice in November, on 30 April.England Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021Backs(DoB/Club/Position)Jess Breach (4 Nov 1997/Harlequins/Wing) A look at the various kicking strategies employed… The hosts added two more tries in the last ten minutes through Player of the Match Poppy Cleall and a penalty try to round out a comfortable victory, but it was far from a fluid performance from the tournament favourites. They will be looking to improve their discipline and be more accurate with ball in hand against Italy next Saturday.England team to face Scotland – Saturday 3 AprilSarah McKenna; Lydia Thompson, Emily Scarratt, Lagi Tuima, Jess Breach; Helena Rowland, Leanne Riley; Vickii Cornborough, Lark Davies, Bryony Cleall, Abbie Ward, Cath O’Donnell, Zoe Aldcroft, Marlie Packer, Poppy Cleall.Replacements: Amy Cokayne, Detysha Harper, Shaunagh Brown, Harriet Millar-Mills, Vicky Fleetwood, Claudia MacDonald, Megan Jones, Ellie Kildunne.England Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021Simon Middleton has named a 38-player squad for the 2021 Women’s Six Nations as England target a third straight championship title having won the Grand Slam in 2019 and 2020.Captain Sarah Hunter is back from a long injury lay-off, which saw her miss the Red Roses’ final Six Nations match and two France Tests in November.A number of other players – Zoe Aldcroft, Hannah Botterman, Bryony Cleall, Vicky Fleetwood, Sarah McKenna, Ellena Perry and Lydia Thompson – also return to the squad after missing the autumn Internationals through injury.However, there are some big names missing for the championship. Prop Sarah Bern is sidelined with a shoulder injury while Natasha Hunt (ankle), Laura Keates (ACL) and Morwenna Talling (ACL) are ruled out too. Women’s Six Nations Team Guide 2021 England Women’s Six Nations Fixtures 2021(All kick-off times are UK & Ireland time)Round OneSat 3 April, England 52-10 ScotlandRound TwoSat 10 April, Italy 3-67 EnglandFinalsSat 24 April, England 10-6 FranceSix Nations Exhibition MatchFri 30 April, France v England (8pm, Villeneuve d’Ascq) Live on BBC iPlayerDon’t miss a game with this Women’s Six Nations TV coverage guide. This year’s championship will take place in April…center_img All you need to know about the countries… England wrapped up the victory with further tries from Bryony Cleall, Claudia MacDonald and Lark Davies in the last ten minutes.England team to face Italy – Saturday 10 AprilEllie Kildunne; Jess Breach, Emily Scarratt, Megan Jones, Abby Dow; Helena Rowland, Leanne Riley; Vickii Cornborough, Amy Cokayne, Shaunagh Brown, Zoe Aldcroft, Cath O’Donnell, Alex Matthews, Vicky Fleetwood, Sarah Hunter.Replacements: Lark Davies, Hannah Botterman, Bryony Cleall, Harriet Millar-Mills, Poppy Cleall, Claudia MacDonald, Zoe Harrison, Sarah McKenna.England 52-10 ScotlandEngland started their Women’s Six Nations title defence with a 52-10 victory over Scotland in Doncaster.The Red Roses had the try bonus point wrapped up after 36 minutes, with Marlie Packer, Leanne Riley, Lark Davies and Bryony Cleall all crossing.Jess Breach showed her pace to cross late in the first half and she set up Helena Rowland for the sixth try soon after the break to give England a 40-3 lead.Then momentum swung Scotland’s way. A succession of England penalties gave the visitors a platform from which to attack and they eventually made the pressure tell when Hannah Smith went over. It was the Scots’ first try against England since 2018 having been nilled in their last two encounters.England’s ill-discipline also saw both Poppy Cleall and Lark Davies sin-binned, while Scotland’s replacement hooker Molly Wright was sent off within minutes of coming on for a dangerous tackle on Vickii Cornborough as she made contact with the prop’s head. England Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021England beat France 10-6 in the Women’s Six Nations final at the Stoop to win a third straight title.Poppy Cleall’s try just before the break proved crucial in a tight match while Emily Scarratt kicked five points.Related: England win Women’s Six Nations The Red Roses secure a narrow win over France to win a third straight championship title Kicking in women’s rugby: Is there a better balance than in the men’s game? Expand England team to face France – Saturday 24 AprilSarah McKenna; Jess Breach, Emily Scarratt, Zoe Harrison, Abby Dow; Helena Rowland, Leanne Riley; Vickii Cornborough, Lark Davies, Shaunagh Brown, Abbie Ward, Cath O’Donnell, Zoe Aldcroft, Marlie Packer, Poppy Cleall.Replacements: Amy Cokayne, Detysha Harper, Bryony Cleall, Harriet Millar-Mills, Sarah Hunter, Claudia MacDonald, Lagi Tuima, Ellie Kildunne.England 67-3 ItalyEngland will play in the Women’s Six Nations final on Saturday 24 April as they cannot be overtaken at the top of Pool A after beating Italy 67-3 in Parma.The Red Roses wrapped up back-to-back Grand Slams with a 54-0 win over Italy last November and, while things did not go as smoothly this time around, four tries in eight second-half minutes ensured their bid for a third straight title remains on track.After a scoreless first quarter, England took the lead in the 23rd minute with an Emily Scarratt try – but it was against the run of play.Italy dominated the opening half everywhere but the scoreboard with 61% of possession, but two loose balls were seized upon by the visitors.Scarratt was the first to profit when a pass went to ground as Italy attacked from a scrum. The ball was picked up by Scarratt, who burst clear from her own half to score under the posts and then converted her own try. Collapse New format for 2021 Women’s Six Nations Merryn Doidge (2 Dec 2000/Exeter/Full-back)Abby Dow (29 Sep 1997/Wasps FC/Wing)Ellie Green (21 Jan 2001/Harlequins/Fly-half)Zoe Harrison (14 Apr 1998/Saracens/Fly-half)Megan Jones (23 Oct 1996/Wasps FC/Fly-half)Ellie Kildunne (8 Sep 1999/Wasps FC/Full-back)Claudia MacDonald (4 Jan 1996/Wasps FC/Scrum-half)Sarah McKenna (23 Mar 1989/Saracens/Full-back)Amber Reed (3 Apr 1991/Bristol Bears/Centre)Leanne Riley (18 Jul 1993/Harlequins/Scrum-half)Flo Robinson (4 Oct 2001/Exeter/Scrum-half)Helena Rowland (19 Sep 1999/Loughborough Lightning/Fly-half)Emily Scarratt (8 Feb 1990/Loughborough Lighting/Centre)Lydia Thompson (10 Feb 1992/Worcester Warriors/Wing)Lagi Tuima (16 Jun 1998/Harlequins/Centre)Beth Wilcock (3 Jan 2001/Harlequins/Wing)ForwardsZoe Aldcroft (19 Nov 1996/Gloucester-Hartpury/Lock)Sarah Beckett (14 Feb 1999/Harlequins/Back-row)Hannah Botterman (8 Jun 1999/Saracens/Prop)Shaunagh Brown (15 Mar 1990/Harlequins/Prop)Bryony Cleall (12 Jun 1992/Saracens/Prop)Poppy Cleall (12 Jun 1992/Saracens/Back-row)Amy Cokayne (11 July 1996/Harlequins/Hooker)Vickii Cornborough (3 Mar 1990/Harlequins/Prop)Lark Davies (3 Mar 1995/Loughborough Lightning/Hooker)Vicky Fleetwood (13 Apr 1990/Saracens/Back-row)Detysha Harper (23 Oct 1998/Loughborough Lightning/Prop)Sarah Hunter (19 Sep 1985/Loughborough Lightning/Back-row)Flo Long (24 Oct 2000/Worcester Warriors/Prop)Alex Matthews (3 Aug 1993/Worcester Warriors/Back-row)Harriet Millar-Mills (16 Apr 1991/Wasps FC/Back-row)Maud Muir (12 Jul 2001/Wasps FC/Back-row)Cath O’Donnell (13 Jun 1996/Loughborough Lightning/Lock)Marlie Packer (28 Apr 1989/Saracens/Back-row)Ellena Perry (12 Apr 1997/Gloucester-Hartpury/Prop)Emily Robinson (22 Jun 2000/Harlequins/Back-row)Abbie Ward (27 Mar 1993/Harlequins/Lock)MORE ON THE WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS Expandlast_img read more

Union of Black Episcopalians, partners honor four women

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Episcopal News Service] Two clergy women and two lay women were honored July 3 by the Union of Black Episcopalians Partners in Mission as the “Legendary Tribute & Gala: Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Women’s Ordination in the Episcopal Church.”The event, held at the Indianapolis Marriot Downtown Hotel in connection with the 77th meeting of General Convention, featured the inaugural Pauli Murray Humanitarian Service Award and three honor awards in the names of Verna Josephine Dozier, Anna Julia Haywood Cooper and Mattie Hopkins.House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson received the Verna Josephine Dozier Honor Award.The Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, professor of religion at Goucher College and associate rector at Church of the Holy Comforter,Washington, D.C., received the Anna Julia Haywood Cooper Honor Award.Deborah Harmon Hines, vice provost for school services and professor of cell biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, received the Mattie Hopkins Honor Award.The Rev. Altagracia Perez, rector, of Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Inglewood, Calif., and an Episcopal Church Foundation Fellow received the Pauli Murray Humanitarian Service award.The awards, part of Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) Partners in Mission includes the Union of Black Episcopalians, Episcopal Women’s Caucus, Episcopal Women’s History Project, Episcopal Church Women, Episcopal Church Foundation, Church Pension Fund, Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes and others, concluded the organization’s July 2-3 annual business meeting.At that gathering, themed “Practicing our Faith: Reconciling God’s People” UBE members grappled with familiar issues—restructuring, budgetary concerns, attracting new members and possible relocation of the group’s national headquarters.The Rev. Angela Ifill, Episcopal Church missioner for Black Ministries, made an impassioned plea for involvement in the “School to Prison Pipeline” which aims to offer support to youth of color, who are often at-risk and disproportionately incarcerated, she said.At the opening UBE Eucharist a day earlier, the Rt. Rev. Gayle Harris, Bishop Suffragan of Massachusetts, called for the forging of “a true coalition for justice, freedom and equality for all people” above and beyond church walls.Harris, preaching before more than one hundred people at St. Philip’s Church near downtown Indianapolis, said “sometimes we’re so concerned with our own situation, … our own equality that we see others as competitors for the same piece of pie of America. Instead of battling over crumbs, I think it’s time we get together and honor all the children of the same God.“Instead of fighting over a larger piece of pie, let’s get together and take over the whole darn bakery,” she said amid laughter.Harris also name-dropped.She invoked historical names, like Absalom Jones, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and many others as examples “of those whose shoulders we stand upon.”And she also cited more recent examples, Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire; Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson, inviting the congregation to become the shoulders for someone else.“Jesus said for if you love those who love you who look like you, talk like you, smell like you, live like you, what reward is that, that you have,” she asked the gathering.“In terms of justice, freedom and equality we celebrate on this, the anniversary of the birth of this country and of this gathering of the UBE, it is time to pass the particular case of our own struggle to the case of the universal, to do the work that will ever be before us because no one is free or truly liberated or has equality until all of us are.”– The Rev. 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Committee presents ‘a good budget for the church’

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service The Rev. Canon Emily Morales, a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance, July 10 helps distribute copies of her committee’s proposed 2013-2015 triennial budget to a joint session of General Convention. ENS photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] Editors’ note: story updated  July 11, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. EDT to reflect that General Board of Examining Chaplains was fully funded.The Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance July 10 proposed a budget for the Episcopal Church in the 2013-2015 triennium that its chair called “a good budget for the church.”The 2013-2015 triennial budget is balanced at $111,516,032, compared to $111,808,350 for current triennium and comes with a very small surplus of $30,000.The proposed budget is available here.Both the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies must approve the budget, agreeing on any changes supported by one house or the other. The vote is scheduled for July 11. The approved budget will go into effect on Jan. 1.“Our work has been hard, but it has been rewarding,” PB&F Chair Diane Pollard, deputy from New York, told a joint session of the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies. “We felt that at the end of the day, despite the very short and tight schedule that we had, we were able to produce what we believe is a good budget for the church.”Still, she said, the current budget-planning process must change.It is “complicated and takes place in a compressed time-frame,” she said, adding that the shorter length of this convention “required that we complete the budget within 36 hours of our final hearing.” Many resolutions that included requests for funding had been considered before the committee had to complete the budget.“We wish to reiterate our desire for an ongoing budget process that takes place throughout the triennium and involving the Executive Council, the [chief operating officer] and staff of the Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society, and the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance,” Pollard said, urging council to commence such a process as soon as possible.The spending portion of the budget is allocated according to the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission, and the categories of administration and governance.“All categories are to some extent arbitrary, and PB&F has placed certain expenses in certain categories recognizing that others might choose different categories,” Bishop of Maine Steve Lane, PB&F vice chair, told the joint session.Income assumptionsThe budget assumes $73.5 million in commitments from the church’s dioceses (line 2), nearly $4 million less than that in the current triennium. That total is based on keeping at 19 percent the amount that the church asks dioceses to annually contribute to the church-wide budget.Each year’s annual giving in the three-year budget is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $120,000. General Convention’s 2010-2012 budget was based on a 21 percent asking in 2010, 20 percent in 2011 and 19 percent in 2012.“Although there has been considerable discussion about reduced askings and changes in future askings, PB&F believes 19 percent is appropriate to maintain the work of the church as it considers restructuring,” Lane said.PB&F acknowledged in its budget document what it called significant downward pressure on income in some parts of the church.”The 2013-2015 diocesan income total also anticipates a one percent annual decrease in diocesan operating income, an assumption that Episcopal Church Treasurer Kurt Barnes had told the budget committee earlier in the convention was conservative.“We recognize that some dioceses will not pay their full asking regardless of the level of asking for a variety of reasons,” the committee said in the budget document.While the budget asks for 19 percent from the dioceses each year, not all dioceses give the full amount and thus the projected diocesan income is forecast, in part, on giving trends. For instance, Barnes told the committee earlier in the convention that the average rate of giving in 2012 has been 15 percent, with the asking at 19 percent.Just more than 41 percent of the dioceses and regional areas committed to contributing the full amount in 2012. A list of diocesan commitments for this year is here.PB&F recommends the church reconsider the asking formula and “that the Episcopal Church engage in a theological conversation about giving to the church‐wide budget as it considers restructuring.”Kay Bishop, a Diocese of California alternate lay deputy, begins to study the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance’s proposed 2013-2015 budget July 10 shortly after the committee presented it to the House of Bishops and House of Deputies. ENS photo/Sharon SheridanThe budget revenue also includes a five percent draw, or dividend, on the income from the church’s approximately $215 million in unrestricted invested assets. The draw amounts to $25.5 million, compared with $27.5 million in the current triennium (line 3).The unrestricted investments are expected to annually earn eight percent. The draw is a half-percentage point lower than in the 2010-2012 budget. Because of the way the formula is calculated, the portion of the investment income from which the draw comes is the actual results in 2007-2011, according to the commentary in the budget at line 3.In addition, the budget will draw another $4.1 million of the income from unrestricted assets to pay for a new development office (line 4). It is meant to be a one-time grant. The office is expected to be fully staffed and generating money for the church that exceed the office’s operating costs by the end of the triennium, the budget document says.The development office draw would put the total dividend from investment income at 5.8 percent.Pollard said the committee is persuaded of the need for an office that would “support Episcopalians with significant resources in making gifts to particular ministries for which they have a deep and abiding passion.”However, she acknowledged that “earlier efforts at creating such an office have been haphazard and underfunded and that, as a result, some in the church regard the Development Office with a skepticism verging on cynicism.”The rest of the budget’s income comes from rental of 3.5 floors of the church center in New York, General Convention income from registration and exhibitor fees, other event and program fees and other small income sources.The budget anticipates a reduction in the churchwide staff of 12 positions or 10.75 full-time equivalents. Some of those positions are currently vacant and the other reductions will be allocated by program heads and the chief operating officer, PB&F said.The budget the church’s Executive Council proposed to PB&F called for 135 churchwide positions plus 21 in the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries that is supported by money from government contracts.In 2009, when PB&F made a $23 million cut from the budget that Executive Council had proposed, approximately 40 staff positions were either eliminated or reduced. In the 1995-1997 triennium, the staff level was at 225.The expense sideSpending in the 2013-2015 budget is structured around the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission, using the template of an alternative budget Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori proposed in June.The 76th General Convention directed (via Resolution D027) that the 2013-2015 budget be organized according to the Five Marks of Mission.To conform to canonical requirements to designate spending in the areas of canonical, corporate and program, each expense line is coded to one of those three categories, and the budget’s enabling resolution (A005)  summarizes the spending in that way.Canonical expenses are funded at $20.1 million, corporate at $33.9 million and program at $57.3 million. The amounts for each category in each year are specified in the budget resolution.A major new feature of the budget includes a block grant in each of the five marks of mission for new work. The committee sees the grants as a way to “create collaborative partnerships with dioceses and congregations” for which the Episcopal Church will provide seed money and/or matching grants, along with staff support and expertise, according to Lane. The precise planning of the program and grants is left to Executive Council and the church center staff, the committee said.Even though not every new program will be successful, the committee said, it urges “experimentation” with a full accounting of the results to the next convention.The grants include $2 million for a “Mission Enterprise Zones” program and for church planting (line 27), $1 million for young Episcopalians to engage in missionary work (line 79) and for Episcopalians to engage in work to eradicate domestic poverty (line 108). There is also $1 million to support the work of Province IX (line 61) and $500,000 to help create and foster networks and diocesan and congregational efforts toward environmental sustainability (line 122).The Mission Enterprise Zones stems from Resolution A073 proposed by the Standing Commission on the Mission and Evangelism of the Episcopal Church. The fund would give grants of up to $20,000 each to dioceses to form Mission Enterprise Zones, “defined as a geographic area, as a group of congregations or as an entire diocese committed to mission and evangelism that engages under-represented groups.” Until the next convention, the zones would be granted greater freedom as authorized by the bishop in consultation with diocesan leadership regarding the designation of “congregation” status, traditional formation for and use of ordained leadership and the use of authorized texts for principle worship gatherings.Other highlights in the budget include:* Restoration of funds for the work of formation and vocation, including campus ministry grants and for youth gatherings such as the Episcopal Youth Event and for lifelong Christian formation. (2013-2015 amount budgeted is $2.8 million in lines 63-71).* Increases the total amount of money for the church’s four aided Indian Country dioceses (Alaska, Navajoland Area Mission, North Dakota and South Dakota from just more than $4 million to $4.9 million (lines 149-153), and leaves all other grants to Haiti, the Virgin Islands, Guam, Taiwan, and the aided dioceses in Province IX at current levels (lines 146,147 and 154-163).* A cut to the church’s contribution to the Anglican Communion Office from the $1.16 million of this triennium to $700,000 (line 193).* Continued commitment of 0.7 percent of the budget’s total expenses to fund work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, and continued designation of that money to Episcopal Relief & Development. The percentage amounts to $748,208 (line 243a).* A cut in funding for the church’s Committees, Commission, Agencies and Boards, which study issues canonically mandated to them or referred to them by convention, from the current $1.08 million to $630,449. The new total would come in the form of a block grant to be allocated by Executive Council in consultation with committee chairs and church staff according to the work and schedule of the individual CCAB (line 281).* $200,000 to support conversations about restructuring the church (line 282). This is an example of PB&F allocating money for activities whose enabling resolutions had not yet completed the legislative process when the budget was due. The convention’s committee on structure has recommended Resolution C095s that would have a 24-member task force gather ideas on structural change and hold a meeting of representatives from each diocese to hear what the group will recommend to the next meeting of convention. However, PB&F allocated half the amount C095s requests.* A cut of $487,750 from the current triennium in the money allotted for meetings of Executive Council, which carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1)(a). The committee anticipated that council would have to conduct one of its three annual meetings online (line 290).* Restoration of $165,000 for the General Board of Examining Chaplains, which prepares and oversees the evaluation of an annual examination of those seeking ordination as priests (lines 313a-e). Council did not specifically fund the board in its proposed budget. PB&F said that policy about the board “is a matter best left to the normal legislative process” of convention. The committee noted that its predecessors had asked for an evaluation of the board in 2009, “but that request was not funded or adequately communicated.” This time around, “all involved seem much clearer about the need for evaluation, and it is hoped such evaluation can be funded from existing resources or in partnership with other interested parties,” the committee said.* An increased rate for reducing the debt resulting from the renovation of the church center from $7.7 million to $7.9 million (line 329).* A pool of money for staff salary increases and cost of living adjustments of 1 percent, 1.5 percent and 2 percent respectively in the three years of the triennium. Staff costs in the budget also anticipate an eight percent annual increase in health insurance and the committee recommends that the chief operating officer and senior staff review current insurance policy and plans. (spread throughout the budget).— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 10, 2012 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Nilah W Tripp says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release General Convention, Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs General Convention 2012, Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments are closed. Jesse Zink says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Program Budget & Finance Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (2) July 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm While the budget cuts funding for a number of Anglican Communion-related expenditures, it adds new funding (a rarity in a time of shrinking income) for the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion, which General Convention does not appear to have funded before. It does so with no explanation in the line item. Anyone know why? I think we should try to meet our existing commitments to the Anglican Communion before adding news ones. Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Committee presents ‘a good budget for the church’ Program, Budget and Finance calls for continual process in next triennium An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA July 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm Was the approved budget the one proposed by the Presiding Bishop, or the one prepared by the Committee? 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Nancy Davidge named ECF associate program director

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Nancy Davidge named ECF associate program director 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 [Episcopal Church Foundation — Press Release] The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) is extremely pleased to announce that Nancy Davidge has been named Associate Program Director, and will be chiefly responsible for developing leadership tools and resources for Episcopal congregations.  Further, Nancy will continue in her capacity as editor of ECF Vital Practices.“Nancy has done a terrific job as editor of Vital Practices,” remarked ECF President, Donald V. Romanik.  “Not only has she been instrumental in helping to transform what had been a very good newsletter into an incredibly rich web-based resource, but she brings a broad perspective of the Episcopal Church, keen strategic insights, and a strong background in multimedia communications to the table.  Her contributions will enable ECF to provide even more resources in the area of lay and clergy leadership.”“Nancy has helped ECF stay focused on the practical needs of grassroots lay and clergy leaders,” added Miguel Angel Escobar, ECF Program Director.  “She has a passion for lifting up the stories of small Episcopal congregations who are engaged in remarkable ministries, especially those doing vital work in mission and outreach. Her work over the past three years has been a gift to ECF and to the wider Church and I am thrilled that she will now lend her perspective and expertise to the many other projects in the leadership resources area.”Nancy began her career working for the Girl Scouts, and then spent 20 years in senior level marketing and communications positions for regional and national health care companies. She made a career shift to educational institutions, including Episcopal Divinity School, where she served as director of marketing and communications for eight years before joining the ECF as editor of ECF Vital Practices in 2010.  She has been recognized for her outstanding work in the Episcopal Church, receiving multiple Polly Bond awards from Episcopal Communicators.  Nancy also served as president of Episcopal Communicators from 2010-2013.  Her primary focus as a communicator has been matching message to an intended audience. Posted Jun 11, 2013 Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Colombia: Episcopal Church marks 50 years

first_imgColombia: Episcopal Church marks 50 years Infrastructure, full-time clergy top priorities for growth, sustainability Submit a Press Release The Episcopal Diocese of Colombia recently met in convention and celebrated 50 years. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service – Bogotá, Colombia] What began as an English-speaking chapel where British, Canadian and U.S. diplomats and expatriates gathered in the early to mid-20th century when Roman Catholicism was the state religion has become, over the last half century, the Colombian Episcopal Church.“Today we celebrate 50 years of community life … you are the support of this family, the family that is the fruit of the seed planted by those who came before us,” said Diocese of Colombia Bishop Francisco Duque Gomez during his diocesan convention address at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Bogotá in late May.Like the other dioceses of Province IX, Colombia is working toward financial self-sustainability while balancing growth.In 1963, the Diocese of Colombia split from the Diocese of Panama to form its own missionary district. A half century later, the diocese is a nationwide church with 35 parishes and missions, present in urban and rural areas covering 439,000 square miles of mountain, rainforest and tropical plains regions.To sustain and advance its ministry and mission to meet the growing spiritual, social and humanitarian needs in the communities it serves, the church needs permanent infrastructure and more full-time clergy, Duque said later explained in a conversation in his office after the convention.“There’s a need for child-care and development programs and elder-care programs and after-school programs for children of working parents and single mothers … as well as caring for displaced people, and for this we need a space,” said Duque.Twenty of the 35 parishes and missions have church buildings; others meet in house churches. There are six full-time priests out of 36 priests, deacons and lay evangelists. Most clergy are bi-vocational professionals with careers in law, education, business and administration; others are retired police officers and government workers.Colombia is a middle-income country, but 33 percent of its 47.7 million people live at or below the poverty line. It is the second most populous country in South America after Brazil, and the fourth largest geographically.Most Colombians live in urban areas: Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Cartagena. Many have fled violence associated with the country’s ongoing 50-year civil war and narcotics trafficking. The violence displaced 4.7 million people, and close to half a million have become refugees.Diocese of Colombia Bishop Francisco Duque Gomez delivering an address to convention. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSUnder Duque’s leadership, the diocese has developed social programs that include micro-finance, preschools, services for the elderly and various programs for poor and displaced Colombians. These include Trinity Foundation in Cali, which runs a micro-finance program; a feeding program supporting the elderly; and a program that provides services to 70 indigenous children, supported by Episcopal Relief & Development.Other Bogotá-based missions include Holy Spirit Mission, which provides space for a World Health Organization-supported program to empower single mothers and homeless women and help them acquire education and health care. Divine Savior Mission provides shelter and meals to homeless senior citizens and an after-school program in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. St. Paul’s Cathedral runs a youth leadership-development program. St. Peter’s Church has a grant-funded evangelism and community-outreach program.The Rev. Ted J. Gaiser, is the diocese’s director of mission development and an Episcopal Church-appointed missionary now in his second year of service, and has been working to promote mission outreach and sustainability throughout the diocese.Gaiser, who has a master’s in business administration and a doctorate degree in sociology with an emphasis in social justice, wrote a project-development and management-training program aimed at equipping parishes with the skills to develop well-organized projects and programs, including low-income housing, church-owned schools, elder housing and employment opportunities for internally displaced people.The training, which uses an Asset Based Community Development Approach to evaluate existing resources, and includes project analysis, funding and budgeting, has been conducted throughout the diocese to help move it toward its 2021 goal of achieving financial self-sustainability.Also, Colforpaz, a nonprofit organization has been founded to support the diocese’s mission and sustainability.The diocese in recent years has established a presence in Cúcuta along the northern border with Venezuela, where refugees fleeing Colombia’s civil war have crossed into Venezuela, and where Venezuelans fleeing violence and social and economic troubles in their own country now cross into Colombia seeking refuge. And in Pasto, a city northeast of the border with Ecuador en route to Túlcan, the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees operates a field office for asylum seekers.“In these two important cities construction is underway on our own temples that would let us develop permanent [social] work and a stable pastoral presence,” said Duque.‘Vocational call’Roman Catholicism was the official state religion until Colombia’s Constitution established protection for religious freedom in 1991. Now, 93 percent of the population is Christian, with more than 80 percent of them identified as Roman Catholics.Most of the priests and deacons active in the diocese attended Roman Catholic seminaries and were priests in the Roman Catholic Church before joining the Episcopal Church, and many see the priesthood as a “vocational call” rather than a career, said Gaiser.An active congregation, including outreach, is a canonical requirement to be priested in the diocese. The “process,” Gaiser explained, works like this: Aspirants, with the support of a priest or a deacon in their area, begin to build a worship community. Ordination to the diaconate and a long period of “Anglicanization” follows before ordination to the priesthood.Anglican-Episcopal formation goes beyond the clergy. In recent years, the diocese has committed “to teach, baptize and nurture new believes,” the second of the Five Marks of Mission, and the Rev. Alberto Pinzón, of St. Paul’s Church in Bogotá, is working to implement a diocesan-wide evangelism program to invite, inspire and transform individuals, and building up parishes.“They [people joining the Episcopal Church] need to understand what it means to be Anglican,” said Duque.Given the country’s geography and the costs associated with meeting, the clergy, laity and diocesan leadership typically meet twice annually. Besides providing a place for elections and budget discussions, the convention provides time for workshops focused on continuing education and leadership development.The most recent diocesan convention included workshops on gender and on the full inclusion of not only LGBT people but also displaced and other marginalized people; church history; and self-sustainability.Bishop Carlos López-Lozano, bishop of the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church, traveled from Madrid to attend convention. Over two sessions, he gave a history of the church, including the reformed church’s story of sustainability.For the most part, he said, the Episcopal Church in Spain began as an indigenous church and therefore didn’t receive outside support, with the exception of a period following the Spanish Civil War when the church paid its priests salaries with funds from the World Council of Churches.“When it ended, the church needed to reorganize things,” said Lopez. “When you have money, you don’t think about self-sustainability.”It’s important that people in the church understand that the church needs money to carry out its mission, and that in stewardship campaigns everyone be involved, he said. In solidarity, the larger churches help the smaller churches with their mission.“It’s about changing minds about what we are capable of doing,” said Lopez.Duque and the other bishops of Province IX have come to realize that prevailing regional circumstances call for new direction, he said. “In virtue of that, we have decided to adopt an integral sustainable-development strategy in each one of our dioceses.”The Rev. Donald Vinson, canon for mission and transmission in the Diocese of West Virginia, addresses the Diocese of Colombia Convention. Colombia and West Virginia have a longstanding companion relationship. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSThe Episcopal Church historically has supported the Province IX churches through a block-grant program, which provides the dioceses with operating funds amounting to $2.9 million in the current triennium. Colombia receives $127,400 annually toward its $241,250 budget.During a July 2013 meeting of lay and ordained leaders of Province IX and Episcopal Church Center staff, the consensus was that “the current relationship between the dioceses of Province IX and the rest of the Episcopal Church is influenced by the nature of the historical block grants that establish a relationship of dependency. This is not spiritually healthy, either for the ‘dependent’ or the ‘depended upon,’” according to a document that was released following the meeting. The document created by the Mark 2 Mission group was born of a longer conversation that began in earnest in March 2011 with a conference in Tela, Honduras.In February, on the recommendation of the Second Mark of Mission working group (a group convened by the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society), the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council agreed to an 18-year plan for “self-sufficiency” to move to sustainable mission and ministry in Province IX.The other Province IX churches are, in South America, Ecuador Central, Ecuador Litoral, and Venezuela; in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico; and in Central America, Honduras. — Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service.  Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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General Seminary fills 2 positions as part of program integration

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [General Theological Seminary press release] Leading up to this Fall semester, the Rev. Danielle Thompson, Chaplain for Pastoral Care, and the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, Adjunct Professor, have taken on expanded roles at The General Theological Seminary. Each position includes key roles in implementing the Seminary’s new initiative, The Way of Wisdom.The Rev. Danielle Thompson has accepted the position of Coordinator of Integrative Programs. In addition to continuing to provide pastoral care and support to community life, she will coordinate Field Education, Clinical Pastoral Education, and coordinate planning and implementation of The Wisdom Year.Thompson earned the Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2006. She completed a CPE residency and worked as a staff chaplain at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee and went on to attend the School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee), completing the Master of Sacred Theology degree in 2011. She was ordained to the priesthood in 2010 in the Diocese of Chicago, where she served as Associate Rector of St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church and participated in the Lilly Endowment’s Making Excellent Disciples cohort, a flagship leadership training and mentoring program for newly ordained Episcopal clergy. Thompson began work at General in 2013 as Chaplain for Pastoral Care when she relocated to New York City with her family, GTS Professor of Systematic Theology Josh Davis and two children. She also serves as a part-time Chaplain at The Episcopal Church Center.The Rev. Stephanie Spellers will continue in her appointment as Adjunct Professor of Church and Society and takes on the additional role of Director of Mission and Reconciliation. She will teach courses and lead other offerings that relate to mission, evangelism, and reconciliation in the field of ministry, and will begin the work of expanding our offerings to the increasingly important outside community. In her undertakings she will highlight the role of mission in our education and formation of students for all types of leadership. As part of her new responsibilities, she is joining The Way of Wisdom planning team and will be offering mentor-training and resources to Wisdom Year residency sites. Spellers will continue to serve part-time as Canon for Missional Vitality in the Diocese of Long Island and as a Senior Consultant in the Center for Progressive Renewal, an ecumenical center for church development and renewal.Spellers is a popular speaker and is the author of numerous books, including The Episcopal Way (2014), Ancient Faith, Future Mission: Fresh Expressions in the Sacramental Traditions (2010) and Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other and the Transforming Power of the Spirit (2006). She serves as one of two Chaplains to the House of Bishops and recently chaired the Episcopal Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism. Along with Eric Law, she is the co-editor for the new Church’s Teachings for a Changing World series.From 2005 to 2012, Canon Spellers served as founding priest for The Crossing, an emergent congregation based at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston. She earned an M.A. in 1996 from Harvard Divinity School and an M.Div. from Episcopal Divinity School in 2004. Prior to and concurrent with priestly ministry, she served in the administration at Harvard Divinity and worked as a religion reporter for a regional daily newspaper and as an editor for Episcopal Church Publishing. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Posted Aug 26, 2014 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

Church of England makes history with online pastor role

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Spencer P Skerritt says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Church of England makes history with online pastor role Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Some young persons may not particularly want to sit down one on one with an authority figure like a priest. Some priests may be a little judgmental which could make a youngster who does not feel too good about himself or herself feel even worse and wonder why did he or she bother to even approach the priest for help in the first place. It is so much better if the youngster can seek help or advice without identifying himself if he chooses to. He has some measure of control in that he can terminate the conversation if he thinks it is not going well, whenever he wants. If the youngster and the priest agree that they need to meet and explore solutions further they can arrange this by mutual agreement. As a priest, I hear confessions regularly but I can remember as a youngster the embarrassing and uncomfortable feeling of having to bare my soul to a complete stranger especially one who is closer to my parents in age. I would never confess to my parents what I was being asked to confess in his presence. Of course the preferred method of communication for kids is the digital method, so why not meet them in their own space? Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (1) Featured Events [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Lichfield Diocese has broken new ground by advertising for a lay or ordained diocesan pastor to connect and support people online.According to Bishop of Stafford Geoff Annas, the Diocesan Online Pastor is “a brave new role” with a focus on enabling teenagers and young people to “build up and nurture each other in the Christian faith.”Speaking on the Church of England’s weekly podcast Annas stressed that while it was “not a substitute for face-to-face contact” the role would help the church meet needs that young people had and that weren’t currently being met.“The emphasis is about how [young people] can better join in in their churches, but it’s also about keeping them aware of what’s going on in other churches,” he said.“A lot of young people nowadays don’t see themselves even in denominational terms they see themselves as young Christians and the way they live out their faith is very different from traditional ways. It’s all part of reimagining of what it means to be ‘church’ in the coming years.“I think where we’ve got problems is that young people see church in a totally different way. We’re not going to get them to sign up to endless meetings…the Church of England particularly is at an interesting moment. It’s at a turning point.”Archdeacon of Stoke on Trent Matthew Parker told the Church of England’s Jillian Moody that success in this role “will look like more of our young people feeling that they are involved, connected. Relating not just to one another, not just to the wider church, but ultimately relating to God in a way that feels appropriate to them and speaks to where they are.”The job description states, “To reach new generations we recognise that we must learn to relate more effectively to the world and the experience of young people and young adults. Increasingly, this generation inhabits a virtual environment sustained by an array of social media applications and digital devices.”It cited recent research that found that adults in Britain spend more time in each day using devices than they do sleeping. Those aged 16-24, doing more than one task at a time, squeeze 14 hours and 7 minutes of media activity into each day, in just over 9 hours.The job advert continues, “If Christian mission requires a commitment to going where people are and speaking the language they speak, then we cannot afford not to have a focused and engaged online presence if we wish to reach new generations with the gospel.”The Online Pastor’s work would enable younger people to:* become Christians through hearing the gospel in the language of digital media;* grow in their faith and discipleship if they are already Christians;* connect with other Christians in the diocese both on and offline;* worship regularly and participate in their local church as well as a wider fellowship and lived out faith online;* receive invitations to local Christian worship, events and gatherings appropriate to their age group;* engage online in fellowship and the lived-out faith of transforming communities and practicing generosity;* receive alerts, post and respond to prayer requests, access daily devotional material and discover links to appropriate and helpful online communities and resources;* safely report any concerns they may have to the appropriate person (particularly in respect of safeguarding issues)This is not the first time an Anglican has been appointed exclusively for an online ministry – the Rev. Mark Brown was ordained to a digital ministry by the Anglican Church of Australia more than a decade ago and, among other things, set up an Anglican Cathedral in the online virtual world Second Life.Nevertheless, this is thought to be the first time a Church of England diocese will appoint someone specifically to a ministerial role that puts the digital space, and young people, at its heart.For more information is here. 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Líderes religiosos se unen a líderes del mundo empresarial para…

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New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Barbara Schafer, presidente de la junta de la Ofrenda Unida de Gracias, hace un comentario durante un foro sobre violencia sexual y trata de personas auspiciado por la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana ante las Naciones Unidas como un evento paralelo a la 59ª. Sesión de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer, que tuvo lugar entre el 9 y el 20 de marzo. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] El número de personas que esclaviza a niños y adultos por dinero se multiplica en el mundo, y los traficantes hacen acumulativamente más dinero que la industria petrolera.Esa es el cálculo del arzobispo David Moxon, el representante del arzobispo de Cantórbery ante la Santa Sede y director del Centro Anglicano en Roma, quien habló durante un foro reciente en el Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York.Los traficantes tratan a los que esclavizan “como subhumanos, como ganado, como unidades económicas, gente para quienes la dignidad humana, la libertad humana, la oportunidad humana, el potencial humano no existe porque uno puede hacer muchísimo dinero rápidamente”, afirmó.El foro sobre violencia sexual y trata de personas fue auspiciado por la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana en las Naciones Unidas como un evento paralelo a la 59ª. Sesión de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer (UNCSW, por su sigla en inglés), que se reunió del 9 al 20 de marzo. La capilla de Cristo el Señor en el centro denominacional se llenó de público para la presentación de Moxon el 12 de marzo, la primera parte de la cual se dedicó a que los participantes describieran sus esfuerzos por combatir la trata de personas.La trata de personas y la esclavitud están “motivadas por un empeño comercial lucrativo, motivado por la codicia, razón por la cual hay una demanda masiva”, dijo Moxon.Es difícil determinar el número de personas atrapadas en este mercado, dijo él, porque :¿cómo puede uno evaluar algo que está oculto?Cálculos muy debatidos estiman que [la población esclava] oscila entre 25 millones y 40 millones. Moxon cita el cálculo estimativo del Índice Global de la Esclavitud, de 35,8 millones de personas, pero añade que cualquiera que sea el número “es enorme y tiene que frenarse”.Sin embargo, cuando la policía intenta concentrarse en los tratantes, “los índices de procesamiento penal son más bien bajos, porque [los traficantes] se desplazan, se mudan, cambian fronteras, atraviesan países¨, afirmó él. A los traficantes “los ayuda la mafia internacional, por ejemplo, de un modo que elude bastante bien la acción de la policía internacional”.Si bien es importantes rescatar a personas [de las redes] de la trata y de la esclavitud, siguió diciendo Moxon, “no podemos dedicar toda nuestra energía al rescate, sino estaríamos rescatando personas hasta el final de los tiempos”.Él contrarrestó la desolación de este cuadro al describir lo que llamó una nueva estrategia que vincula a líderes empresariales con líderes religiosos más allá de los límites denominacionales para cerrar la llave comercial de la trata de personas y de este modo propiciar la “quiebra de la esclavitud”.Las probabilidades están en contra de la eliminación de la trata de personas y su frecuente corolario de violencia sexual, dijo Moxon, pero debemos intentarlo porque “el mundo no será libre hasta que esas personas sean libres”.Cooperación interreligiosaLa estrategia descrita por Moxon para quebrar el control de los traficantes comenzó hace casi dos años cuando el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, y el papa Francisco se reunieron por primera vez. Welby sabía que Francisco había quedado “profundamente conmovido” al amistarse con una sobreviviente de la trata de personas en Argentina. Welby también sabía que, al principio de su papado, Francisco había pedido que se examinara el papel de la Iglesia en la lucha contra la trata de personas y la esclavitud moderna. Por tanto, dijo Moxon, Welby “se sentía confiado” de que el Papa sería receptivo a la sugerencia de que ambas iglesias trataran de colaborar en la lucha contra la trata.El papa Francisco y el arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby hallaron un terreno común en el problema de la trata de personas desde la primera vez que se encontraron, dijo el arzobispo David Moxon. Foto de la Red Mundial para la Libertad.El resultado último fue la formación de la Red Mundial para la Libertad, que tiene por objeto erradicar la esclavitud moderna y la trata de personas para 2020. Ese objetivo fue el tema de un acuerdo que se dio a conocer el 17 de marzo de 2014 en el Vaticano.Al mismo tiempo, el filántropo y empresario australiano Andrew Forrest, anglicano, decidió legar la fortuna que hizo en la industria mineral. En medio de ese empeño, su hija le pidió que le prestara atención a la trata de personas. [En consecuencia], él creó la Walk Free Foundation, que busca ponerle fin a la esclavitud moderna. Forrest se acercó a líderes religiosos de todo el mundo para instarles a levantar sus voces contra la trata de personas y la esclavitud moderna y a trabajar juntos para combatirla.Los organizadores dieron un paso aún mayor el 2 de diciembre cuando 12 líderes religiosos —católicos, anglicanos, musulmanes, hindúes, budistas, judíos y ortodoxos— se reunieron en el Vaticano y firmaron la “Declaración Conjunta de Líderes Religiosos contra la Esclavitud Moderna en el Día Mundial por la Abolición de la Esclavitud.“A los ojos de Dios, cada ser humano es una persona libre, sea niño o niña, mujer u hombre, y está destinado a existir para el bien de todos en igualdad y fraternidad”, decía la declaración que llamaba a la esclavitud moderna un “crimen contra la humanidad”. Sus signatarios se comprometieron a “trabajar juntos por la libertad de todos los que han sido víctimas de esclavitud y trata de personas, de manera que su futuro pueda restaurarse”.Lograr tal unanimidad “ha sido difícil, escabroso, turbulento”, señaló Moxon, pero al final “toda la teología…cuajó”. Él resaltó, por ejemplo, que los líderes musulmanes, tanto sunitas como chiitas, firmaron la declaración.La declaración se firmó apenas semanas después de que el Estado Islámico (ES) anunciara que la esclavitud debía ser fundacional para el nuevo califato que [esa organización terrorista] está luchando por crear, dijo Moxon, calificando ese sentimiento de “profundamente repugnante”.El papa Francisco y el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, a la derecha en la fila del fondo, se contaron entre los 12 líderes religiosos —católicos, anglicanos, musulmanes, hindúes, budistas, judíos y ortodoxos— que, reunidos en el Vaticano el pasado 2 de diciembre, firmaron la “Declaración Conjunta de Líderes Religiosos contra la Esclavitud Moderna el Día Mundial por la Abolición de la Esclavitud”. Foto de la Red Mundial para la Libertad.La coalición de los líderes religiosos se mantendrá frágil a veces, dijo Moxon, pero los líderes esperan seguir encontrando un terreno común.“Nunca habíamos hecho esto antes —producir un plan estratégico de tipo práctico, con su importante respaldo espiritual y teológico— y eso es bastante complejo”, dijo Moxon a ENS después del foro. “Pero yo creo que la misión debe dinamizar el ecumenismo y la acción interreligiosa más de lo que lo hace. Y eso nos ayuda muchísimo porque si uno sólo discute conceptos y mociones teológicas —habrá infinitos detalles que podría seguir debatiendo durante mucho, mucho tiempo.En cambio, Moxon preguntó, parafraseando una declaración del papa Francisco: “¿Por qué no actuamos como si ya fuéramos uno en presencia de un mal mundial?”Estrategias antiesclavistasEn presencia de ese mal, la Red Mundial para la Libertad se propone actuar en toda una lista de estrategias, comenzando con la que se conoce como auditoría y limpieza de la cadena de suministros. El proceso está concebido para ayudar a las compañías a reducir o eliminar el riesgo de esclavitud moderna que ocurre en sus cadenas de suministros, tanto como un resultado directo o indirecto de sus prácticas de adquisición.O, como Moxon lo puso, capacitarles “hacerse libres de esclavos para bien de sus propias almas, para bien de su país, para bien del mundo y para bien, sobre todo, de las personas que han sido esclavizadas”.Auditar la cadena de suministros es fundamental porque “además de la industria del sexo, la única razón porque la cual existe la esclavitud es porque alguien está pagando por el producto hecho por los esclavos”, dijo Moxon.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, firma la Declaración Conjunta de Líderes Religiosos contra la Esclavitud Moderna el Día Mundial para la Abolición de la Esclavitud durante una reunión que tuvo lugar el pasado 2 de diciembre en el Vaticano, mientras el gran ayatolá Mohammad Taqi Al Modarresi, de Irak, otro de los 12 líderes religiosos que firmaron la declaración, lo observa. Foto de Red Mundial por la Libertad.La Walk Free Foundation ofrece una guía (“Enfrentar la esclavitud moderna en la cadena de suministros”) para las empresas que quieran sumarse a ese empeño. Hewlett Packard, la fabricante norteamericana de equipos electrónicos ya ha llevado cabo esta tarea, según Moxon. Porque los líderes religiosos pueden hablarle a los empresarios acerca de la dignidad de todo ser humano, el arzobispo de Cantórbery auspiciará una reunión de líderes de corporaciones británicas para animarles a utilizar el proceso.En un movimiento afín, la Red Mundial para la Libertad y Walk Free Foundation quieren fomentar programas de microfinanciación a través de los cuales las personas puedan ganar más dinero por su trabajo y de este modo no resultar víctimas de falsas promesas de salarios de parte de personas que han de convertirlas en esclavos.Otra estrategia, cuidar de los sobrevivientes de la trata de personas, se ajusta especialmente a las comunidades de fe, dijo Moxon. Ofrecer apoyo a largo plazo y “genuina amistad restauradora” es esencial, y algo que las iglesias pueden hacer mucho mejor que los gobiernos, señaló él.Las agrupaciones también abogan por reformas legales para institucionalizar las auditorías y limpiezas de la cadena de suministros de manera que las empresas que tal hagan se vean recompensadas. Una ley de este tipo se ha propuesto en el Parlamento del Reino Unido, según informó él. Moxon dijo que algunas compañías desconfían de hacer la auditoría porque temen ser procesadas por lo que ésta descubra.La educación y la toma de conciencia es otra estrategia y la Red Mundial para la Libertad brinda materiales que las comunidades religiosas pueden usar para hacer esa labor entre sí mismas.La Red quiere identificar los 10 países más propensos a la esclavitud y establecer consejos locales para concebir soluciones locales basadas en las costumbres, leyes, cultura y recursos económicos de cada país, así como en las iniciativas que al respecto ya existen en ellos. Forrest, el filántropo australiano, ha donado $25 millones para comenzar ésta y otras tareas, especialmente la estrategia de la microfinanciación, dijo Moxon.Otra estrategia es educar a la gente respecto a la trata de personas. La Red Mundial para la Libertad ofrece recursos que las comunidades de fe pueden usar para llevar a cabo esa tarea entre sí.Conciencia crecienteMoxon describe su propio conciencia creciente del problema. Antes de ir al Centro Anglicano en Roma, Moxon era uno de los arzobispos de la Iglesia Anglicana en Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia. Nativo de Nueva Zelanda, Moxon dijo que estaba “sólo vagamente consciente” de la omnipresencia de la trata de personas y de la esclavitud moderna antes de que el arzobispo de Cantórbery le pidiera participar. Dos años de estudiar el problema y de ayudar a formar la Red Mundial para la Libertad han dejado su huella en él.El arzobispo David Moxon preside la eucaristía el 12 de marzo en la capilla de Cristo el Señor del Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal. Moxon, representante del arzobispo de Cantórbery ante la Santa Sede y director del Centro Anglicano en Roma, posteriormente dirigió un foro sobre trata de personas y violencia sexual. Asistiéndole en la eucaristía estaban el Rdo. Canónigo James Calloway, secretario general de Colegios y Universidades de la Comunión Anglicana, y Angie Cabanban, asociada del ministerio de diversidad y etnia de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.“Sirvió para abrirme mucho los ojos; de manera bastante extraordinaria” dijo durante una entrevista con ENS.También cambió el modo de mirar a las mujeres en su vida.“La cuestión de la esclavitud me ha hecho hipersensible a cualquier cosa que se parezca a que se espere de alguien que haga demasiado por nada”, afirmó.También aprendió que gran parte del trabajo necesario para eliminar la trata de personas es “peligroso o difícil o políticamente complicado, religiosamente sensible, y uno no ve necesariamente los gloriosos resultados o incluso la trascendencia espiritual”. Pero el trabajo debe hacerse, dijo él.Anteriormente ese mismo día, durante su sermón en una eucaristía en la capilla, Moxon contó la historia del monje que anhelaba encontrarse con Cristo en las oraciones que hacía en su celda; pero que en cambio lo encontró en las personas a las cuales tenía que servir todos los días.La pregunta de “creemos que Cristo está ahí o no es el punto realmente fundamental”, dijo Moxon. “Ustedes lo creen o no, a eso se reduce todo”.Nota de la redactora: El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal puede contemplar [el hacer] una resolución el 21 de marzo para expresar su apoyo a los empeños de colaboración de organismos gubernamentales y no gubernamentales del mundo entero para erradicar la trata de personas, y convocar a la Iglesia Episcopal a actuar al respecto en toda una variedad de formas.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Welby insta a la reconciliación, no al acuerdo, entre los…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN [Episcopal News Service] El arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby está esperanzado de que los principales líderes anglicanos reunidos esta semana en Cantórbery, Inglaterra, puedan ser capaces de encontrar una senda hacia la reconciliación en lugar de [terminar en] un cisma sobre profundas diferencias de opinión respecto a los problemas de la sexualidad humana.Hablando en el Programa “Today” de la BBC Radio 4’s antes de la reunión del 11 al 16 de enero, Welby dijo: “Ciertamente quiero la reconciliación. La reconciliación no siempre significa acuerdo; de hecho muy rara vez es tal cosa. Significa encontrar modos de discrepar bien y eso es lo que hemos logrado hacer esta semana”.De los 38 líderes anglicanos que asisten esta semana a la Reunión de los Primados, un puñado de arzobispos africanos ha amenazado con abandonar la reunión a menos que Welby acceda a sus demandas de disciplinar a la Iglesia Episcopal y otras provincias con cuyas acciones discrepan.“No hay nada que yo pueda hacer si hay personas que deciden abandonar el salón”, dijo Welby, “pero queremos permanecer juntos, escucharnos mutuamente en el servicio de Jesucristo y concentrarnos no tan sólo en el tema de la sexualidad, sino también en los enormes problemas que afectan a las personas alrededor del mundo: conflictos armados, persecución, violencia religiosa”.En un esfuerzo por evitar el boicot de los arzobispos conservadores africanos, tal como el que ocurrió en la última Reunión de los Primados en 2011, Welby ha invitado al arzobispo Foley Beach, líder de la Iglesia Anglicana en América del Norte (ACNA, por su sigla en inglés) a reunirse con los primados en una conversación antes de que comience oficialmente la Reunión de los Primados en Cantórbery. La ACNA está compuesta en gran medida por ex episcopales que decidieron separarse de la Iglesia Episcopal. Algunos primados africanos han declarado su afiliación a la ACNA.“La Iglesia es una familia, y uno sigue siendo una familia incluso si toma por distintos caminos”, dijo Welby en la entrevista radial. “Tenemos que resolver cómo coexistimos con eso y cómo servimos fielmente a Dios de manera que mostremos que podemos discrepar profundamente y aun así amarnos y cuidarnos mutuamente.“Un cisma no sería un desastre —Dios es más grande que nuestros fracasos—, pero sería un fracaso”, añadió. “No sería bueno que la Iglesia se mostrara incapaz de darle el ejemplo al mundo de enseñar como podemos amarnos los unos a los otros y aun discrepar profundamente, porque es Jesucristo quien nos congrega, no nuestra propia elección. Esto no es un club formal o un partido político. Esto es algo hecho por Dios”.Michael Curry, el obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, asiste a su primera Reunión de Primados desde que fuera instalado como obispo presidente y primado en noviembre pasado.Curry y muchos de sus colegas primados han pedido oraciones mientras los líderes se reúnen por primera vez en cinco años.Invito a los episcopales a orar conmigo por esta reunión, en la que Dios estará plenamente presente con nosotros y en la que podemos seguir a nuestro Señor Jesús en los caminos de Su amor y de este modo ser parte de la bendición de Dios para el mundo”, dijo Curry en una declaración el 7 de enero.Luego de su elección como obispo presidente y primado en junio de 2015, Curry dijo que la Comunión Anglicana tiene tanto que ver con las relaciones como con la estructura y la organización. “tenemos algo que hacer. Creo en verdad que tenemos alguna tarea de Jesús que hacer” dijo. “Este mundo clama por nosotros y nos necesita, y la Comunión Anglicana es una manera en que Dios nos usa unidos para hacer realmente de este mundo un mundo mejor”Antes de la Reunión de los Primados, más de 100 líderes ordenados y laicos de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, entre ellos obispos y deanes, publicaron una carta abierta a los arzobispos de Cantórbery y de York llamando a la Iglesia a arrepentirse del trato de “ciudadanos de segunda clase” dado a algunos cristianos por motivo de la sexualidad.Entre los signatarios se encuentra el Muy Rdo. David Ison, deán de la catedral de San Pablo en Londres. “Creo que es imperativo para nosotros recordar que mientras procuramos abordar sincera, amorosa y respetuosamente nuestras diferencias de contexto y de interpretación bíblica, nuestras discusiones son realmente sobre las vidas de hermanas y hermanos que a menudo han sido rechazados y victimizados por causa de su sexualidad”, afirmó. “La Iglesia debe ser el primer lugar al que ellos sientan que pueden acudir para encontrar amor y aceptación en lugar de juicio”.Desde la publicación de la carta la semana pasada y la invitación de los organizadores a que otras personas la firmen, más de 3.200 anglicanos y episcopales lo han hecho.Se ha abierto una página web con materiales concernientes a la reunión e incluirán colectas y peticiones de oración mientras los primados se encuentren reunidos.Los primados son los principales arzobispos y obispos presidentes electos o nombrados para dirigir cada una de las 38 provincias autónomas de la Comunión Anglicana. El arzobispo de Cantórbery los invita a la Reunión de los Primados para consultas sobre asuntos teológicos, sociales e internacionales.La Reunión de los Primados de la Comunión Anglicana es uno de los tres instrumentos de la Comunión, siendo los otros dos la Conferencia de Lambeth [que reúne a todos los obispos de la Comunión] y el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, el principal organismo normativo de la Comunión. Al arzobispo de Cantórbery, como primus inter pares, o “primero entre iguales” se le reconoce como el centro de la unidad de la Comunión Anglicana.Cada provincia se relaciona con las otras provincias dentro de la Comunión Anglicana por estar en plena comunión con la Sede de Cantórbery. El arzobispo de Cantórbery convoca la Conferencia de Lambeth, preside la Reunión de los Primados y es el presidente del CCA.En algunas provincias anglicanas al primado se le llama arzobispo o metropolitano, o ambas cosas, mientras en otras se usa el término de obispo presidente, o de primus [otra manera de decir primado] como en Escocia.El arzobispo de Cantórbery también invita a las reuniones de primados a los moderadores que presiden las iglesias ecuménicas unidas del Norte de la India, el Sur de la India y Pakistán.En 1978, el arzobispo Donald Coggan, el 101er. arzobispo de Cantórbery, estableció la Reunión de los Primados como una oportunidad de “meditación pausada, oración y consulta a profundidad”.Los primados se han reunido en Ely, Inglaterra, en 1979; Washington, D.C., en 1971; Limurú, Kenia, en 1983; Toronto, Canadá, en 1986; Chipre en 1989; Newcastle, Irlanda del Norte, en 1991; Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, en 1993; Windsor, Inglaterra, en 1995; Jerusalén en 1997; Oporto, Portugal, en 2000; Centro de Conferencias de Kanuga, Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte, en 2001; Cantórbery, Inglaterra, en 2002; Gramodo, Brasil, en mayo de 2003; Londres, Inglaterra, en octubre de 2003; Newry, Irlanda del Norte, en febrero de 2005; Dar es-Salam, Tanzania, en febrero de 2007; Alejandría, Egipto, en febrero de 2009 y Dublín, Irlanda, en enero de 2011.Las provincias y primados de la Comunión Anglicana aparecen listados aquí.Visite la página web oficial de los Primados 2016Siga a @Primates2016 en Twitter— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. 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Los inmigrantes siguen insuflando vida a la iglesia en San…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT June 28, 2016 at 3:47 pm The true church’s roll in our days. La iglesia episcopal de los Santos Apóstoles es hogar de una congregación diversa que incluye una robusta comunidad religiosa hmong. Foto de los Santos Apóstoles.[Episcopal News Service – San Pablo, Minnesota] Si uno entra aquí en la iglesia episcopal de los Santos Apóstoles [Holy Apostles Episcopal Church] un domingo cualquiera encontrará un auténtico crisol. Una diácona hmong en su treintena abrazará a una feligresa blanca octogenaria y jóvenes de muchas razas y edades se sentarán juntos a escuchar la palabra.Esta fusión se hace particularmente evidente en el verano, cuando la congregación celebra la santa eucaristía con una mezcla de inglés y hmong durante su oficio combinado de las 10:00 A.M.Sin embargo, este fusionado cuerpo de Cristo que trabaja para amar y vivir como uno en el mundo, no siempre ha sido tan diverso como lo es ahora.En 2004, la iglesia llevaba varios años de decadencia y se enfrentaba a la realidad de tener que cerrar, dijo la Rda. Letha Wilson-Barnard, vicaria de los Santos Apóstoles. En ese tiempo, Susan Moss, misionera de la diócesis, se enteró por un amigo hmong que un grupo de 75 familias de esta etnia habían dejado la Iglesia Católica Romana y no contaban con un lugar donde adorar. Moss les invitó a visitar los Santos Apóstoles y, en el transcurso de seis meses, las familias acudieron [al templo] y los mayores se reunieron con el obispo y la vicaria para discernir si la iglesia podría convertirse en su nuevo hogar religioso.“Para el Domingo de Pascua de 2005, los bancos estaban llenos y ésta se convirtió en la primera iglesia episcopal de la Comunión Anglicana de mayoría hmong”, dijo Wilson-Barnard. “Le ha traído vida a esta congregación”.Los hmongs llegaron por primera vez a Estados Unidos en los años setenta [del pasado siglo] procedentes de las regiones montañosas del norte de Laos luego de que terminara la guerra de Vietnam. Los aldeanos hmongs ayudaron a la CIA en su lucha contra los norvietnamitas durante la guerra y en lo que se ha llamado una “guerra secreta” en Laos. Después de la guerra fueron perseguidos por su colaboración con las fuerzas de EE.UU. y, al igual que los iraquíes que ayudaron a Estados Unidos durante la guerra de Irak, muchos se convirtieron en refugiados. Para el año 2000, los inmigrantes hmongs en Estados Unidos ascendían a unos 170.000, según datos de la Oficina del Censo, y en Minnesota reside uno de los mayores grupos hmongs del país.Los hmongs de mayor edad que hicieron de los Santos Apóstoles su hogar religioso fueron los refugiados de primera generación; además, existen ejemplos de inmigrantes que revitalizan parroquias y comunidades a través de la Iglesia Episcopal.“Lo hermoso de esta obra es con la frecuencia que nosotros, como norteamericanos, y nuestras congregaciones somos transformados y cambiados radicalmente por nuestra interacción con nuestros vecinos”, dijo Allison Duvall directora del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración para las relaciones y actividades eclesiásticas. El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración es una de las nueve agencias de reasentamiento de refugiados que colaboran con el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. para reubicar refugiados en toda la nación.“Abundan los ejemplos, pero uno de mis preferidos es el de la iglesia episcopal de San Pedro [St. Peter’s] en Louisville, Kentucky, que ha experimentado una revitalización por acoger en su congregación a refugiados birmanos que eran anglicanos antes de llegar a Estados Unidos”, explicó ella. “De una congregación envejeciente con una asistencia que disminuía, San Pedro está ahora desbordante de vida —familias jóvenes, acólitos jóvenes, todo el ajetreo de una congregación pujante. No sólo eso, sino que ahora los miembros de San Pedro tienen sus corazones y mentes abiertas de una manera relacional y profundamente personal a los esfuerzos y alegrías de la vida de refugiados y nuevos inmigrantes en Estados Unidos”.La iglesia episcopal de los Santos Apóstoles es el hogar de una diversa congregación que incluye una pujante comunidad religiosa hmong; su santuario se ve aquí en una típica celebración dominical durante un oficio hmong. Foto de los Santos Apóstoles.Para Bao Moua, una hmong de segunda generación, la Iglesia Episcopal tenía una idiosincrasia atractiva para los que provenían de la Iglesia Católica Romana porque era bastante semejante al catolicismo, de suerte que ellos se sintieron cómodos con la transición, y los mayores que hablaban inglés tuvieron una pequeña curva de aprendizaje. También les ofrecía un lugar donde los sacerdotes podían casarse y donde las mujeres podían ser ordenadas.El jueves 23 de junio, Moua se convertirá en la primera mujer hmong en ser ordenada sacerdote en la Iglesia Episcopal, junto con tres nuevos diáconos. Al principio, ella estaba dudosa de su llamado, dijo, pero en la medida en que los mayores vieron y alentaron el don que había en ella y se involucró más con el liderazgo de la iglesia, decidió buscar [el ministerio] como un medio de capacitar y alentar a otras personas a discernir su propio llamado, “allanar el camino a otros que vendrán después que yo, hombres y mujeres, jóvenes y viejos”.El Rdo. Toua Vang fue el primero de los feligreses hmongs en ser ordenado. Cuando él regresó a la iglesia, la congregación tuvo que discernir lo que significaba para la iglesia tener este tipo de liderazgo, dijo Moua.Los Santos Apóstoles celebra numerosas fiestas culturales hmongs durante el año, incluida la observancia del Año Nuevo Hmong con trajes típicos. Foto de los Santos Apóstoles.Comenzaron un comité de ministerio compartido porque vieron que los hmongs tenían diferentes necesidades para bodas, funerales, etc. así como la barrera del idioma. Los miembros del comité de ministerio compartido hablaron con el obispo acerca de estas necesidades y de cómo todo el mundo podía usar sus dones y talentos dentro del liderazgo de la iglesia.“Al principio llegaron a inscribirse hasta unas 20 personas”, dijo Moua. “Luego, al cabo de un año, teníamos 14 y esas 14 ya han estado trabajando con nosotros durante varios años”.Es importante tener un liderazgo y un idioma hmong vivos en la iglesia, afirmó Moua.“Es importante que nuestros mayores tengan la posibilidad de oír la Palabra en su propio idioma. Ello fortalece su fe y mantiene nuestra cultura e idioma vivos dentro de la generación más joven. Ha sido un regalo que la Iglesia Episcopal nos permita traer nuestra propia cultura y hacerla suya. Es eficaz porque las personas pueden realmente entenderlo y nos permite ser quienes somos en la fe cristiana”.Al principio, ella dijo que algunos dudaban. Se debatían con [la pregunta] “¿Soy digno [del liderazgo]?” debido a la barrera del idioma o por carecer de la preparación tradicional que la Iglesia exigía.“Pero vimos las posibilidades [que había] en las personas”, añadió ella. “Como hemos estado juntos, nos hemos visto mutuamente los dones. Aun sin la preparación docente, la fe de ellos es firme y están dispuestos a compartirla y a aprender”.Los integrantes del comité del ministerio compartido han estado aprendiendo juntos durante tres años. Moua interpreta para los miembros del comité.“Me siento orgullosa de ver a nuestro grupo crecer en la fe y no tener miedo de hacer más. Ver que todos tenemos dones y que debemos compartirlos, que eso está abierto para todos”, dijo ella.La congregación también trabajó exitosamente, hace años, en traducir el Libro de Oración Común a la lengua hmong.Wilson-Barnard dijo que la congregación atrae tanto a los hmongs como a otros que se sienten entusiasmados por la naturaleza intercultural de la iglesia. Ella comenzó su labor en la iglesia siendo seminarista y se ha quedado durante 10 años.“Creo que hay una verdadera riqueza en compartir la vida juntos: el Cuerpo de Cristo para mí mientras ministro a esta congregación, una suerte de anticipo del cielo, en la contemplación [divina] alrededor del trono con todas las tribus y naciones. Ha sido apasionante”, apuntó.La Rda. Letha Wilson-Barnard, vicaria, preside el bautismo en la iglesia de los Santos Apóstoles. Foto de los Santos Apóstoles. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Por Ashley WrightPosted Jun 22, 2016 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Su consejo para otras congregaciones que pueden enfrentarse a semejantes situaciones de decadencia o que tienen grandes grupos de refugiados en sus comunidades es: “conoce a tu comunidad y en verdad trabaja internamente en la hospitalidad y en lo que eso significa. Significa realmente apertura y estar abierto a la posibilidad del cambio y la transformación”.Los Santos Apóstoles colabora estrechamente con su congregación asociada de la localidad, la iglesia episcopal de San Juan Evangelista [St. John the Evangelist Episcopal]. Ambas iglesias han trabajado juntas por casi una década y comparten grupos de jóvenes para la confirmación. Hay también un mercado campesino los domingos en su espacio de estacionamiento que incluye la venta de alimentos y artesanías hmongs.Ellas han colaborado en varias otras formas de ministerio tanto en el ámbito local como internacional.Para San Juan, su labor con los Santos Apóstoles, así como las noticias y acontecimientos actuales, la ha inducido a entrar en un proceso para coauspiciar a una familia refugiada que llega al país en los próximos meses.La discusión más profunda acerca de la posibilidad de coauspiciar a una familia refugiada se produjo el año pasado mientras los ojos, los oídos y los corazones del mundo se volvían hacia Siria, dijo el Rdo. Jered Weber-Johnson. “Muchísimas personas preguntaban lo que la iglesia iba a hacer ya que en ese tiempo estábamos predicando sobre el tema”.“En la medida en que esta interrogante aumentaba, el clero de San Juan se la devolvió a la congregación. ‘Miremos y oremos juntos respecto a lo que podemos hacer’”, agregó Weber-Johnson.Se formó un grupo en el transcurso de seis meses en el que feligreses seriamente interesados en hacer algo se reunían para orar y discernir: ¿qué otra cosa podían hacer además de ser socialmente conscientes, de votar y de concentrarse en la manera en que vivían? San Juan también tiene un grupo de estudio bíblico para sus discusiones al respecto. Juntos, formaron un grupo de discernimiento ad hoc.“Alguien nuevo para la parroquia que había tenido una participación muy activa en el ministerio de los refugiados en otras parroquias estaba dispuesto a conservar este espacio y a escuchar, y a compartir cualesquier recursos que él tuviera”, dijo Weber-Johnson. “Fue muy constante en no dejar que el tema decayera”.Ese miembro de la parroquia era David Borton, quien se puso en contacto con el Consejo de Iglesias de Minnesota para encontrar lo que conllevaría el coauspicio.El Servicio de Refugiados del Consejo de Iglesias de Minnesota es afiliada del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración. Además de trabajar con 30 agencias de reasentamiento en 26 diócesis, proporcionando asistencia directa a los recién llegados, el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración les ofrece a las congregaciones medios de participar en el reasentamiento de refugiados en sus comunidades, también alienta a los episcopales a unirse a la Red Episcopal de Política Pública y aboga por políticas que protejan los derechos de los refugiados y a los solicitantes de asilo.Mediante la colaboración del grupo, se llegó a una propuesta, se calcularon los costos y se decidió que sería una buena opción para la iglesia.“Creamos un grupo multigeneracional para ayudar a que todos entendiéramos lo que realmente significa nuestro llamado a “acoger al extranjero”, afirmó.El grupo —que ahora incluye un maestro de inglés como segundo idioma, un asistente de servicio a refugiados y los que son eficientes con oraciones y asuntos de dinero— se reunieron y seguirán reuniéndose los domingos para ultimar las necesidades prácticas de la familia que ahora llaman “los recién llegados de San Juan”.Tienen una idea general de cuándo puede llegar la familia —en julio—, pero no se ha fijado un día concreto. “Es como si fuéramos a tener un bebé”, bromeó uno de los miembros del grupo de discernimiento de San Juan.Tampoco saben de qué país provendrá la familia, pero Ben Walen, director del Servicio de Refugiados del Consejo de Iglesias de Minnesota, dijo que los grupos que vienen a Minnesota son, en su mayoría, de Somalia y del estado Karen en Myanmar. Puntualizó que las cifras fluctúan, pero el servicio suele reasentar unas 450 personas al año, aunque el año pasado [la cifra] sólo llegó a 400. El Servicio de Refugiados les pide a las iglesias un compromiso de cuatro meses para ayudar con necesidades tales como muebles, transporte, comida, etc.“Esto con frecuencia conlleva amistarse con la familia, llevarla a eventos locales o mostrarle la comunidad. Es ir más allá de un mero control de caso, para que esas familias refugiadas perciban una conexión que va más allá, la cual en verdad sólo las iglesias pueden brindar a largo plazo. Acelerar el ingreso de esa familia en la vida norteamericana resulta de gran valor. También, para la iglesia misma, ayuda a las personas a aprender de su comunidad y de los refugiados, de manera que no se sientan como ‘el otro’”.El coauspicio es uno de los muchos modelos que siguen las iglesias y los individuos que pueden participar en la acogida a refugiados, dijo Duvall, que dirige las relaciones y actividades eclesiásticas del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración.“La belleza del modelo es que realmente te presenta a tus nuevos vecinos. No siempre resulta fácil, pero Jesús no nos llama a la facilidad y la comodidad. Nos llama al hermoso —y a veces doloroso— caos de la vida”, afirmó ella.“El coauspicio introduce las familias recién llegadas a sus primeros amigos norteamericanos, lo cual les proporciona alguna sensación de tranquilidad y de confort, al saber que no están solos, que no están aislados ni alienados de su nueva comunidad. Si bien el coauspicio sólo dura unos pocos meses del tiempo de una familia en Estados Unidos, concluye con una maravillosa celebración, las amistades que se forman pueden durar una vida. En este tiempo, cuando hay tanta desinformación, ansiedad y temor en nuestro país de las personas que no conocemos o no entendemos, nuestro llamado a acoger al forastero y a llegar a conocer a nuestros prójimos nunca ha sido más importante”.Para Weber-Johnson, participar en el trabajo con los refugiados es una parte vital de la iglesia local y de San Juan [en particular].“No es porque creamos que somos la solución al problema, porque hay ministerios y agencias gubernamentales más preparadas que están realizando la tarea de resolver problemas”, afirmó. “Nos dedicamos directamente al discipulado personal, vinculando nuestras vidas con los marginales… aprendiendo de sus historias, palpando un poquito su dolor, creyendo que compartimos una [misma] humanidad y una misma flaqueza, y eso es importante en el discipulado y la formación cristianos”.– Ashley Wright es una escritora independiente radicada en Minneapolis. Estudió teología en la Escuela de Teología Iliff en Denver, Colorado. 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Growing vegetables at the nexus of resources and need

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series about Episcopal Church congregations that are involved in community agriculture. Other stories in the series can be found here.[Episcopal News Service – Kent, Washington] A grant from the United Thank Offering has provided financial fertilizer for St. James Episcopal Church’s plan to expand its community agriculture ministry.The $12,500 grant was one of more than $1 million that UTO awarded in 36 grants earlier this year, all aimed at helping ministries that support the last of the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission: To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.The grant will help St. James create a community program to connect at-risk families and children with what its application calls the “spiritual, nutritional and creative enrichment of learning to garden and compost in their homes” and community. The program, “Growing Grace: Sustaining a Community through God’s Creation,” will connect the parish and the Food and Faith program of Seattle Tilth with families in need in Kent’s East Hill neighborhood, including students and their families at the Title One-designated Kent Hill Elementary School just up the road from the church.The Rev. Elias Mburu holds a basket of vegetables during a late July Mass on the Grass at St. James Episcopal Church in Kent, Washington. St. James’ garden recently received a grant from the United Thank Offering to expand its garden-based outreach ministry. Photo: Brian Sellers-Petersen via FacebookSt. James’ outreach center last year served 1,722 guests with food, clothing and mini-grants. More than half of those guests (935) were women, 652 were children and teens, and 1,320 were living below the poverty line, according the parish’s UTO grant application.Kent, once a farming area, is now part of suburban Seattle. St. James sits on 5 acres of rich soil near a low-income area in the East Hill neighborhood, thus putting it, according to its application, “at the nexus of both natural resources and social need” with room to grow its ministry.Outreach center director Dallas Shannon “has been so faithful in the (gardening) ministry and has been growing it little by little, and more and more people have gotten invested in it,” the Rev. Joyce Parry-Moore, who became rector of St. James in December, said recently.“With God’s help and with help from UTO, we’re going to grow the garden into a really thriving part of the community,” Parry-Moore said of the garden that is now planted on a strip of land running along the church’s driveway. “We’re going to be developing it more into a teaching garden in addition to its being a sharing garden.”The Growing Grace project will grow awareness both in the neighborhood and in the parish of the importance of sustainable living and environmental stewardship, St. James’ application said.The garden at St. James will be expanded as it becomes the center of “Growing Grace: Sustaining a Community through God’s Creation,” a project supported in part by a recent United Thank Offering grant. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceParticipants will learn about gardening, composting, sustainable living skills and healthy nutritional choices. The expanded garden will provide fresh produce, with any extra sold at a farm stand to be built with grant money. Revenue from the sales will help to sustain the project. The grant will also pay for the construction of a garden and a farm stand, as well as composting equipment, a garden internship and an outreach and arts educator, according to UTO’s summary of the award.Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel said on the parish’s UTO grant application in March that Growing Grace uses St. James’ assets in an innovative way that “brings earth and people together in a way that is long-term … and not just a quick fix.”Parry-Moore said she foresees more garden space in what she laughing called “the back 40” behind the church building. “You can produce quite a lot of food on a half-acre,” she said.She also thinks that these days “churches occupy a really unique space in the community” as government at all levels cut social services. Churches are safe spaces where people can gather and be nourished spiritually and physically, she said.“People come to us who are living in poverty, people who are experiencing homelessness, people who are experiencing mental health crises,” Parry-Moore said. “We have an opportunity to nourish them and to build bridges for learning.”Learning to grow some of their own food can be empowering and “and then they can make the next step and the next step.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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‘Activen’ a los ciudadanos para reclamar derechos humanos y gobiernos…

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Por Robert LowesPosted Oct 15, 2018 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Noah Bullock, a la derecha, director ejecutivo de Cristosal, se dirige al publico en la Universidad de San Luis, Misurí, sobre el tema de los refugiados y los derechos humanos. Lo escuchan David Morales, al centro, director de litigios estratégicos de Cristosal, y el Rdo. Mike Angell, rector de la iglesia episcopal de la Santa Comunión en University City, Misurí. Foto de Sid Hastings/WUSTI (las fotos se han reimpreso con permiso).[Episcopal News Service – St. Louis] Un grupo de derechos humanos en El Salvador fundado por clérigos episcopales ha recurrido a los tribunales para obligar al gobierno del país a vivir a la altura de su responsabilidad de proteger a centenares de miles de ciudadanos desplazados internamente por la violencia desenfrenada, delincuencial y de otro tipo.Y cuando esos refugiados de la violencia vienen a Estados Unidos, este país tiene también una responsabilidad de brindarles un asilo seguro, dijo Noah Bullock, el director ejecutivo de Cristosal, el 8 de octubre en la Universidad de Washington en San Luis, en un simposio sobre una respuesta a la inmigración y a la violencia desde la perspectiva de la fe.“A ninguna persona puede negársele un lugar en el planeta Tierra donde pueda ser libre de persecución”, dijo Bullock, al hablar en el  Centro sobre Religión y Política John C. Danforth , que lleva el nombre del senador John Danforth, republicano de Misurí y sacerdote episcopal.Contrario a la opinión popular, dijo Bullock, el típico inmigrante que cruza la frontera sur de Estados Unidos ya no es un mexicano en busca de trabajo, sino alguien proveniente de los países del [llamado]“Triángulo Norte” [de América Central] , El Salvador, Honduras y Guatemala, que huye de la violencia de las pandillas. Cristosal, que tiene oficinas en los tres países, dirige centros de acogida en ellos para la protección de los desplazados. Sin embargo, la solución definitiva no consiste en que agrupaciones  privadas reemplacen al gobierno en ese papel protector, dijo Bullock. Más bien, instituciones como Cristosal logran reformas estructurales a largo plazo “motivando” a las víctimas a reclamar sus derechos, y al estado a cumplir con sus deberes. La Convención de Naciones Unidas sobre los refugiados de 1951, dijo Bullock, enuncia este deber para cualquier país que reciba a personas que huyan de la persecución.Bullock describió una ejecución exitosa de su estrategia de activación. Cristosal demandó al gobierno de El Salvador en nombre de seis familias obligadas a abandonar sus hogares debido a la violencia de las pandillas, arguyendo que un gobierno indiferente había violado sus derechos constitucionales. En julio, el Tribunal Supremo del país falló a favor de las familias, ordenándole al gobierno que reconociera el problema del desplazamiento forzoso después de haberlo desmentido durante años, que impidiera que sucediera y que ayudara a las víctimas.David Morales, que dirige el equipo de litigio estratégico de Cristosal, le contó a los 75 asistentes en la Universidad de Washington de otro intento de exigir responsabilidades a los poderosos de El Salvador a través de los tribunales. Cristosal está acusando privadamente a los perpetradores de la masacre de El Mozote, en la cual soldados del gobierno adiestrados por EE.UU. mataron a más de 1.000 civiles —más de la mitad de ellos niños— en 1981. Morales comenzó a investigar la masacre durante el conflicto cuando trabajaba en la oficina de derechos humanos de la arquidiócesis católica de San Salvador, la capital de la nación. (Morales también buscó justicia para el asesinato del arzobispo Oscar Romero en 1980, un defensor de los pobres que  será canonizado como santo católico el 14 de octubre).El caso de El Mozote se paralizó cuando la guerra civil terminó en 1992 con un acuerdo de amnistía que protegió de enjuiciamiento a los criminales de guerra. Sin embargo, en 2016, el Tribunal Supremo del país anuló la amnistía como inconstitucional. Ese fallo le permitió a Morales retomar [el caso] donde lo había dejado años antes.Morales dijo que el uso de violencia flagrante contra los civiles durante la guerra ha persistido en el presente en que la policía y el ejército salvadoreño asumen un criterio de “puño de hierro” hacia la violencia pandilleril “sin invertir en políticas para la prevención de delitos”. En el proceso, los jóvenes de quienes meramente se sospecha que pertenecen a pandillas enfrentan prisión, tortura y ejecución extrajudicial, dijo él.Bullock añadió que es importante enjuiciar crímenes de guerra de hace décadas porque ¨cuando no hay verdad, cuando no hay justicia,  hay una continuación de la norma”.“Creemos que podemos impugnar la premisa de impunidad, la premisa de que el poderoso puede hacer lo que quiera del débil sin consecuencias”, dijo Bullock acerca del caso judicial. “Es algo que buscamos eliminar”En lugar de instar a Estados Unidos a proteger a refugiados del Triángulo Norte, Bullock y Morales no abordaron las controversiales políticas migratorias de EE.UU. sobre separación de familias, estatus de protección temporal o Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia [DACA]. Bullock abordó de manera más amplia la importancia de Estados Unidos, no obstante imperfecta, en la salvaguarda de los derechos humanos.“Significa mucho para el mundo cuando Estados Unidos dice que los derechos humanos son importantes”, dijo Bullock. Hay una palanca, entonces, para organizaciones como la nuestra para abogar”.“Pero cuando Estados Unidos renuncia a su papel de liderazgo, hay menos presión para promover esos cambios”, dijo él. Advirtió de un resurgimiento del autoritarismo a través del planeta e “incluso en nuestro propio país”, que envalentona a los violadores de los derechos humanos. Sirva de ejemplo: “En Nicaragua, el régimen ha matado a más de 400 personas que protestaban en los últimos meses y expulsaron del país al Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos sin importarles ninguna repercusión [internacional]”, afirmó.Bullock también impugnó la caracterización que hizo el presidente Donald Trump de El Salvador y otras naciones en desarrollo como “agujeros de mierda”, diciendo que el Presidente ignora las políticas de EE.UU. que han configurado a esos países para lo peor a lo largo de los años. Por ejemplo, las balas usadas por los soldados del gobierno en la masacre de El Mozote se fabricaron en una planta de municiones de Independence, Misurí, dijo Bullock.“No podemos vernos al margen de las condiciones que existen allí”, afirmó.Un panel de tres activistas religiosos de San Luis que participaron en el simposio relacionaron la obra de Cristosal en América Central a sus propias  misiones. “La fe es personal, pero no privada —la fe tiene que ser pública”, dijo el Rdo. Travis Winckler, pastor de la segunda Iglesia Presbiteriana. Su congregación, dijo Winckler, está intentando hacer realidad esas palabras salvando el abismo entre un barrio predominantemente afroamericano que queda justo al norte [y] que ha experimentado “el residuo histórico del racismo” y un barrio más próspero e integrado que está al lado.Para la Rda. Dietra Wise-Baker, que estuvo activa en las protestas en Ferguson, Misurí, luego de la muerte a tiros por la policía de Michael Brown, el “puño de hierro” que blandiera el ejército y la policía salvadoreña “suenan como la misma historia, la misma cantinela, que tuvo lugar aquí, con la policía en atuendo antimotines”.“¿Cómo entenderán que están a nuestro servicio?”, dijo Wise-Baker. “Hay mucho en común entre nuestro pueblo y el pueblo de El Salvador”. Ella añadió que anteriormente no había visto la opresión de los afroamericanos a través de una lente de derechos humanos.Wise-Baker, organizadora comunitaria con una agrupación llamada Congregaciones Metropolitanas Unidas, está de acuerdo con Cristosal en lo que respecta al uso del sistema judicial. En agosto, su agrupación presentó en un tribunal federal una demanda legal contra un distrito escolar local —junto con agencias educativas de Misurí— por supuestamente brindarles educación de calidad inferior a niños indigentes, en violación de estatutos federales. “Esta es una manera de intentar que el estado asuma su responsabilidad”, dijo ella.Los panelistas también comentaron sobre las falsas caracterizaciones o narrativas repetidas sobre las personas privadas de derechos humanos, tales como el concepto erróneo de que los inmigrantes indocumentados que entran por la frontera sur son en su mayoría buscadores de empleo o, como Trump ha dicho, “delincuentes y violadores”.“En verdad no me gustaría  repetir lo que se dice contra nosotros”, dijo la majarat Rori Picker Neiss, directora ejecutiva del Consejo de Relaciones de la Comunidad Judía de San Luis.Neiss dijo que una narrativa falsa  sostenía el criterio común de que los posibles inmigrantes  debían venir aquí legalmente como los recién llegados de generaciones anteriores.“Tenemos historias de judíos que entraron ilegalmente en el país”, dijo ella. “En mi infancia, muchos de los relatos que oímos eran de personas que heroicamente falsificaron documentos, robaron documentos, y todo lo que necesitaron hacer para sobrevivir”.– Robert Lowes, periodista independiente y poeta, es miembro de la iglesia episcopal de la Santa Comunión [Holy Communion] en University City, Misurí, un suburbio de San Luis. 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Presiding Bishop’s statement on the passing of McKinley Young, Senior…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Back to Press Releases Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joins with all those who grieve the loss of Bishop McKinley Young, the Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church:The Christian Church has lost a faithful giant at the death of Senior Bishop McKinley Young.  His legacy will be great not only in the AME Church and ecumenical circles, but also in the world where his prophetic leadership will be felt for decades.  I count it a privilege to have known him. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.In his official statement from the African Methodist Episcopal Church, The Right Reverend Reginald T. Jackson, President, Council of Bishops, writes:The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church acknowledging and surrendering to the will of God, announce the Bishop McKinley Young, the Senior Bishop and the 109th Elected and Consecrated Bishop, made his transition to the church triumphant on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The Council of Bishops asks that the connectional church, join with us in prayer for Supervisory Dr. Dorothy Young, children, grandchildren, siblings and family that God will comfort them in their loss, and give them His peace. We also ask you to lift in prayer the Third Episcopal District as they have lost their Episcopal Leader.Continue reading here. Submit a Job Listing 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Ecumenical & Interreligious, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Jan 18, 2019 Presiding Bishop’s statement on the passing of McKinley Young, Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

2019 parochial reports show continued decline and a ‘dire’ future…

first_img Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Egan MillardPosted Oct 16, 2020 Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story reported that average Sunday attendance in the Diocese of New Hampshire dropped 15.6% from 2018 to 2019, the worst decline of any diocese. However, the diocese has since learned that its data was incomplete, making that figure incorrect. After addressing the error, the diocese reported that its average Sunday attendance increased by three people.With every release of parochial report data – the statistics on attendance, membership and finances that every parish in The Episcopal Church must submit yearly – a picture of the denomination’s future comes gradually into focus. It’s not a holistic depiction of the church’s health or success, and it comes with many caveats – it’s difficult to infer much from one set of data, and some statistics conflict with each other. But the release of the 2019 data makes the picture clearer than ever.“The overall picture is dire – not one of decline as much as demise within the next generation unless trends change significantly,” said the Rev. Dwight Zscheile, an expert in denominational decline and renewal. An Episcopal priest, Zscheile is vice president of innovation and associate professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.“At this rate, there will be no one in worship by around 2050 in the entire denomination,” Zscheile told Episcopal News Service.The decline has been observed for many years. The Episcopal Church has seen declining membership, to varying degrees, since the 1960s, when it counted 3.4 million members. As of 2019, it had about 1.8 million. Membership is down 17.4% over the last 10 years.Click the image above to explore the parochial report data for churches in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.After some fluctuation – including a period of stagnation and minor growth in the early 2000s – the statistics seem to have settled into a trajectory of steady, gradual decline.“The trends are continuing,” said the Rev. Tom Ferguson, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sandwich, Massachusetts, who has blogged extensively about the church’s decline. “It does seem, at least from this data, to maybe have slowed down a bit, but we have no idea whether that’s a blip or whether that’s a trend.”Across the church, the declines in average Sunday worship attendance have slowed slightly over the past few years, but a decline is still a decline, Zscheile says.“This most recent report shows a slight moderation of the trend of decline in the past year, but overall the trajectory is clear,” he told ENS. “The Episcopal Church has lost a quarter of its worship attendees over the past decade.”Across the church, year over year, the decline in active members was essentially unchanged at 2.29%. However, Sunday attendance did show some signs of slight improvement. Sunday attendance fell 2.55% from 2018 to 2019, compared to 4.5% from 2017 to 2018. And the percentage of churches that saw an increase in Sunday attendance year over year shot up from 24% to 32%, while the share of churches that had a decrease fell from 53% to 49%.However, there are also signs of a trend toward disparity in the church when it comes to attendance, with more churches at either end of the spectrum and fewer in the middle. In 2018, 14% of churches saw at least 10% growth in Sunday attendance over the preceding five years, while 59% had lost at least 10%. For 2019, that gap widened to 15% versus 61%.“It would be my hunch that the healthier churches are getting healthier and the unhealthier churches are getting unhealthier,” Ferguson said.Declines continue to be strongest in the Northeast and Upper Midwest. The worst declines in active baptized members came from Wisconsin, where the small dioceses of Eau Claire and Fond du Lac lost 27% and 18.4% of their members, respectively.Ferguson said those could be symptoms of larger demographic and social trends in the U.S.“I think in the Northeast, it’s largely secularization, whereas I think in the Upper Midwest, it’s part of that population flight,” he said. “It’s really hard. The Upper Midwest is having a rough time demographically.”Declines tend to be slower in the South and West, mirroring population trends, and some dioceses there saw minor growth. Dioceses outside the U.S. vary dramatically. Colombia, for example, showed the strongest growth in attendance (36.1%) and membership (14.4%) of any diocese by far, while Honduras is declining sharply.The one bright spot in the data is the continued increase in pledge income. Despite declining membership and attendance, average pledges and total pledge and plate income were up; after a small drop from 2017 to 2018, total pledge and plate income increased 1.7% from 2018 to 2019, though that was slightly less than the rate of inflation.However, even that presents a problem going forward, according to Zscheile.“The fact that fewer people are giving more money is not a sustainable trend over the long term,” he said.2019 will now be the last year of this particular iteration of the parochial report, the oldest continuous gathering of data by The Episcopal Church. With some adjustments in methodology and definitions, the report has measured membership since 1880 and Sunday attendance since 1991. Even before COVID-19, efforts were underway to redesign the parochial report, and the onset of the pandemic made that even more urgent. For 2020, parochial reports will only measure Sunday attendance from Jan. 1 to March 1 and include new narrative questions to help track “opportunities, innovations and challenges.” After 2020, the new permanent parochial report format may include additions or changes.Church leaders have said that including narrative sections allows parishes to describe the less quantifiable ways in which they are serving God and their communities, and that membership and attendance numbers alone don’t paint a complete picture of the church.“Churches are doing amazing stuff and facing some really incredible challenges,” the Rev. Chris Rankin-Williams, chair of the House of Deputies committee that has been working on revisions to the parochial report, told Executive Council on Oct. 10. “As a rector, my concern is not primarily with a report that tells me what happened but is something that the leaders of my church can use to make decisions for the future.”Ferguson says that although numbers like Sunday attendance don’t tell us everything, they are important for assessing the reality of the church’s situation. He hopes that future reports don’t brush that aside.“My real fear is, I don’t want a tool that just normalizes decline – which, frankly, I just see everywhere, this normalization of decline,” he told ENS.“If you have tons of folks coming to your free laundry, that’s great. … But if you’re still losing 25% of your congregation, well, then in a few years, you’re just going to be a laundromat.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Episcopal Church issues statement on Biden administration’s refugee resettlement policy

first_img Editor’s note: After this church statement was released, the Biden administration backtracked and said it would raise the refugee cap next month, without specifying a new number.[Episcopal Migration Ministries] Today (April 16) the Biden administration announced it would not increase the refugee cap for Fiscal Year 2021 from a historic low of 15,000 refugees to 62,500. Given that President Biden campaigned on increasing the refugee cap in FY2021 and took the necessary steps to make these changes in February, we express disappointment with the administration’s decision to not follow through with these steps. The Episcopal Church has called on the United States and other wealthy nations to “contribute to resettlement, establish and maintain safe and orderly humanitarian protection for refugees, internally displaced persons, and other migrants seeking long-term solutions and safety.” While we acknowledge that the administration made the right decision to commit to resettling 15,000 refugees by eliminating stringent requirements for the allocation of refugee slots set by the Trump administration, its final decision does not align with the Church’s commitment to refugees worldwide.“Today’s decision left us both surprised and profoundly disappointed with the administration’s commitment to protecting vulnerable migrants worldwide,” said The Rev. Dr. C.K. Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church, “it will leave many refugees – including many who have gone through the stringent screening and vetting process – in vulnerable conditions.” Despite this setback, the Church remains committed to ensuring that the administration fulfills its promise to resettle 125,000 refugees in FY2022. “Members of the Episcopal Church will participate in Refugee Council USA’s Virtual Advocacy Days next week, giving them an opportunity to ask their members of Congress to provide the administration with the funding to meet these goals,” said Rebecca Blachly, director of the office of government relations for The Episcopal Church. In addition to these efforts, the Church will continue to work through its coalition partners to ensure that the United States continues to welcome the stranger, especially the most vulnerable ones facing dire conditions overseas. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Refugees Migration & Resettlement Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church issues statement on Biden administration’s refugee resettlement policy Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

Lake Apopka wildlife drive open on Memorial Day

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter   The St. Johns River Water Management District’s popular wildlife drive at Lake Apopka is open Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. While the drive is typically closed Monday through Thursday, the district is opening the lands to offer residents an additional opportunity to enjoy the drive through the holiday weekend.WHAT: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive openWHEN: May 29 from sunrise to sunsetWHERE: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive 2803 Lust Road Apopka 32703An audio guide provides visitors with a narrative on the area’s history, wildlife, and district-led restoration efforts. Since the drive opened, more than 130,000 visitors have experienced a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities along a network of wetlands, levees, and canals. To access the audio guide, visit www.sjrwmd.com/LANS.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay.Connect with us on Twitter at @sjrwmd, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. For more information about the district, please visit www.sjrwmd.com. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here TAGSLake Apopka Wildlife DriveSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleMemorial Day: Cookouts, family gatherings… trip to the ER?Next articleMarine General is guest speaker for Orange County Memorial Day ceremony Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Remembering Robert F. Kennedy…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter  Note – On June 5th, 1968, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, shortly after winning the California presidential primaries in the 1968 election. He died the next day while hospitalized. Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian/Jordanian immigrant, was convicted of Kennedy’s murder and sentenced to death in 1969, although his sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1972.Robert F. KennedyInspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin Please enter your name here 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 TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleCheck out this year’s top 3 trends in vegetable gardeningNext article“What did I do?!!!” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here  Robert F Kennedy is one of my American political heroes by virtue of his focus on people and his vision for the future. Kennedy spoke out for racial and economic justice, for peace in place of a senseless war, and for social change. He was an energizing source for the youngest generation of voters in America.After winning the California presidential primary, he was shot by Sirhan B. Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian, in retaliation for Kennedy’s ongoing support for Israel. It was the first anniversary of Israel’s decisive victory in the Six-Day War.Bobby’s brother, Ted, eulogized him with these words: “The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of new ideas and bold projects. Rather it will belong to those who can blend vision, reason, and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals and great enterprises of American Society.”Kennedy concluded with this quote:“Some people see things as they are and ask “Why?” I dream things that never were and ask, Why not?” Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 June 12, 2017 at 1:57 pm Tragic and very sad. The Kennedy family has so much tragedy in their family’s history. I always wanted JFK Jr. to be a part of the national political scene, but it was not destiny for him, as he was killed piloting a small plane to a wedding. I think I will always remember him forever saluting his father’s casket at his father’s funeral procession as a tiny toddler. Robert F. Kennedy had everything going for him too, but it was not intended to be. I also always wanted JFK Jr. to be matched up with Princess Diana, after her divorce from Prince Charles, but I am not sure if John John was married at that time already or not, but I think John John and Diana would have been an hot item together, and would have had a lot of fun dating. I guess it was not their destiny in life. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Shabbat Shalom! Rick Sherwin is the Rabbi at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. He is a graduate of UCLA and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He energetically fills spiritual services and educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. Reply last_img read more

Is Sam Ruth running for office in 2018?

first_img 1 COMMENT The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A fiery weekend post on Facebook is a reminder of the former City Commissioner’s full-throated, candid campaign style of 2016Sam Ruth is a fighter. His many years of coaching and playing sports gave him a competitor’s heart. He speaks in a booming voice with a plainspoken manner and an outspoken attitude.Ruth won the City Commission Seat#3 special election in 2012 and was a City Commissioner for two years before losing to Pastor Doug Bankson nearly one year ago in the 2016 Apopka municipal election.The loss, however, did nothing to dampen his passion for Apopka. 11 months after losing in a runoff, Ruth took to Facebook to write a scathing post on the state of the local news media, fake news, social media trolls, and the 2018 Apopka Mayoral election.On Friday evening, Ruth posted this comment on his “Sam Ruth for Apopka” Facebook page:Is Sam Ruth running for office in 2018?“I’ve been asked by many people in the community for my thoughts on the upcoming Apopka’s Mayor’s race. I have no hesitations about making my thoughts known.It is disappointing that our local news media outlets continue to report “fake” news just to push their own agenda. The current city administration continues to clean up issues and problems they inherited. And to make things worse our own media here in Apopka would rather report negative untruths as well as out and out lies rather than report the truth. Remember that I have been a first-hand witness to not only the negative things that went on before this current administration but the positive changes that have begun to take place since this administration took office just three short years ago.I’m here to inform residents to not fall into the same “rut” we were in. Don’t fall for the lies, the behind the door secret meetings that once was normal in our government. Don’t fall for lies that the profiteers, opportunists and social media trolls are handing out. Don’t fall for the community lectures by the very people that help to create the problems that we are fighting to combat today.Just a short three years ago, the citizens of Apopka chose a new path. Let’s not go back. After a monumental election that “some” would like us to believe divided this city, “some” wish to bring back the wolves in their freshly spun sheep’s clothing.To ignore the last 18-plus years, where some of the most hateful and despicable people ran this community, would be a betrayal to our future.To watch Mr. Nelson surround himself with these people is sickening. The current administration has brought substantial, real, change to this community and set a new vision at great expense to their personal lives. I’ve had trouble myself with that. This makes me question the real reason behind Mr. Nelson’s motives to run. Is he a good man or is he just the newest person to carry the water. I’m not ignorant to the politics here in Apopka. I see many of the same profiteers, who have long plagued Apopka, showing up in the opening days of a long race for Mayor. Just my thoughts!”The post received 33 comments (the vast majority of them positive), 31 likes and the thread was active for approximately 72 hours. If it is an unconventional beginning to a campaign for elected office, it cannot be seen as ineffective.The Apopka Voice asked Sam Ruth (inside his Facebook post) to specify which local media outlets he was referring to, but did not receive a response. Earlier in the week, he did answer a question from The Apopka Voice about a possible run for Seat #1 in 2018, and his reply did nothing to take the possibility off the table.“2018 is a long time and a lot can happen,” he said. “I’ve been asked from people if I’m going to run and my answer is, we will see what the future brings. If it’s good for Apopka, it’s good for me.” TAGSSam Ruth Previous articlePaging all voters: The election is callingNext articleFisher Plantation Annexation Update Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply March 27, 2017 at 10:50 pm L bell How can this man call anyone lair? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply We gave you the details on City Council meetings, we were there when two brand-new candidates defeated two City Commission incumbents. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 12/16/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending December 16th shows eight burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Four burglaries were reported at residences located in the 1100 Block of Errol Place Circle, the 100 Block of West Sandpiper Street, the 300 Block of Lake Hill Place, and the 600 Block of Whitetail Loop.Two burglaries were reported at businesses located in the 3500 Block of Chandler Estates Drive, and the 200 Block of East 5th Street.Two vehicle burglaries were reported in the 2600 Block of Tree Meadow Loop, and the 1800 Block of Lake Francis Drive.Chief Michael McKinley, of the APD, tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:2 – Business4 – Residential2 – Vehicle Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleTips from negotiation experts for truly happy holidaysNext articleApopka City Council passes ordinance to relax alcohol restrictions Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Social media companies should ditch clickbait, and compete over trustworthiness

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! TAGSthe conversation.com Previous articleApopka’s biggest story of 2017: 11 finalists emergeNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Barbara Romzek, and Aram SinnreichEditor’s Note: This article was first published on theconversation.comSocial media websites and online services, created to profit from connecting people and encouraging global conversations, have a deep and troubling dark side. Malicious users have exploited these forums for free speech in ways that weaken shared norms of civility, trust and openness. This includes not just bullying and shaming of individuals, but also dealing significant damage to society as a whole.Americans – and people around the world – will spend much of 2018 discussing how to handle the problem of Facebook, Twitter, Google and their ilk reaping massive profits while threatening democracy and undermining trust in public discourse. As scholars of public accountability and digital media systems, we suggest these companies could find a new way to compete that promotes trust and accuracy, bringing both private profits and public benefits.Social media’s original sinMany problems have arisen because of how social media companies began, and how their power has grown in society. Like most Silicon Valley startups, Google, Facebook and Twitter were incubated in a libertarian, free market environment. These conditions reward people and companies who best provide powerful and convenient ways for people around the world to connect. Yet, they are engineered for the benefit of their private stockholders, not their public stakeholders.From Google’s search algorithm to Facebook’s news feed algorithm, the processes that shape our online experience are not only complex and secretive, they are intentionally opaque. That is, in fact, their primary business model.Think about it: If everyone knew exactly how Google’s algorithms worked, then unscrupulous websites could hack their way to the top of search listings, rather than earning a high ranking by improving their products and services – or by paying Google for their ads to appear alongside search results. Similarly, if Facebook revealed the method by which it selects items to appear on users’ news feeds, brands and content providers would no longer need to pay the company tens of billions of dollars per year to reach their own customers on the platform.These companies have become massive, with billions of users spending hours a day on their systems. Business is booming – but their lack of transparency and accountability is increasingly understood as a threat to civil society.Polluting the public sphereThe erosion of civility, trust, and respect for truth in U.S. society is what economists call a “negative externality.” That is a cost of a product or service that is paid by society at large, rather than the company that supplies it or the customer who buys it. A common example is industrial pollution, when manufacturing companies don’t pay the costs of health and environmental problems that their plants’ pollution causes.Social media companies earn extraordinary profits by collecting personal information and selling ads targeted with algorithms. This has allowed the rise of new kinds of social pollution: fake news, purposely divisive messages distributed by fake identities – even the creation of real-world political events based on these false and anti-social messages.Just as society expects oil companies to take moral and legal responsibility for environmental pollution if they spill in the oceans and aquifers, we believe social media companies must help fix and fight the social pollution that their platforms have enabled.Accountability and transparency are keyIn our view, social media companies need to move beyond their “free market” foundations. Like any other set of institutions essential to our social infrastructures and economies, they should develop methods to provide the transparency and public accountability necessary to address the social ills their platforms have enabled.Transparency is the best way to drive out hate speech and fake news. Without it, customers won’t have confidence in the quality of the information they receive or the goodwill of information providers. Social media companies need to be more responsive to the needs of society as a whole, and accept responsibility for monitoring the integrity of their own platforms. They must be held publicly accountable for their platforms’ capacity to be used in ways that undermine our civil society and political institutions.This is not a simple proposition, nor a change that social media platforms can make with a mere flip of a switch. But in our view, it’s necessary.Facebook has begun this process, allowing users to identify all ads a particular page buys across the site, regardless of how the ads were micro-targeted. Twitter has taken similar steps. But these are only initial efforts in what should be a much longer process.A new business opportunityIf these companies don’t change, the very societies that provide their economic lifeblood will diminish and fail. Reform is in their own interest – and everyone else’s too.In the short term, social media companies should make their algorithms, and the data they analyze, more transparent to the public. One possibility could be developing centralized websites where people can check the sources of content and funding for advertisements. A promising approach, currently underway at some companies, involves adapting algorithms to reduce the prominence of fake news posts in users’ feeds. Yet, despite their benefits, these initiatives don’t fix the contradiction at the heart of social media: Their obscurity-based business models conflict directly with their increasingly central role as platforms for public discourse and the democratic process.In the longer term, major internet companies will need to rethink their strategies entirely. This means developing business models that privilege transparency over obscurity, accessibility over secrecy, and accountability over accounting. Though this is a tall order, we propose that social media enterprises could pivot and expand into the business of verification and certification.What does this mean, exactly? Facebook, Twitter, Google and others like them should start competing to provide the most accurate news instead of the most click-worthy, and the most trustworthy sources rather than the most sensational. Once these companies understand that maintaining a healthy public sphere pays better than aiding social pollution, they —- and society as a whole – can begin to clean up the mess we’ve made together.Dr. Barbara Romzek is recognized for her expertise in the area of public management and accountability with emphases on government reform, contracting, and network service delivery. Her research has encompassed complex work settings, including NASA, Congress, the U.S. Air Force, and the National Nuclear Security Administration, as well as state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit agencies. Building upon her research on formal accountability, her recent work focuses on informal accountability in collaborative network settings.Aram Sinnreich is an Associate Professor at American University’s School of Communication and author of the books Mashed Up (2010) and The Piracy Crusade (2013). His work focuses on the intersection of culture, law, and technology, with an emphasis on subjects such as intellectual property, surveillance, futurism and music. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Your November resolution: Quit smoking for the Great American Smokeout

first_img From the Florida Department of Health Orange County  The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) encourages Floridians to use Tobacco Free Florida’s free tools and services to make a plan to quit smoking for the American Cancer Society’s 44th annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21.Tobacco Free Florida aims to educate Floridians on the various free quit resources available in the state and support them through the process – on the Great American Smokeout and year-round.“As members of Orange County communities, we are all responsible for creating environments that promote health and well-being for us all,” said Dr. Tralonda Triplett, Community Health Director. “The Great American Smoke Out (GASO) is an excellent opportunity to connect, inform, assist and encourage individuals to initiate plans to stop smoking. What is certain is there is no change that begins without a solid plan. Active support of GASO by employers improves the health status of workforces now and in the future, and contributes to organizational strength and sustainability.  The Florida Department of Health in Orange County and Tobacco Free Florida program congratulates and applauds all allies in this effort to make Florida the healthiest state in the nation.”Orange County employers such as Disney, Universal Studios, Hyatt Regency Orlando, University of Central Florida, Full Sail University, Rollins College and Marriot Grande Vista are actively participating in collaboration with DOH-Orange Tobacco Free Florida to encourage smokers to quit tobacco for one day. “QUIT YOUR WAY” services have been offered to their employers to support them on this journey.Most adult cigarette smokers say that they want to quit,[i] but quitting smoking is hard and may require several attempts.[ii],[iii] Creating a quit plan and using proven-effective resources, like Tobacco Free Florida, can significantly increase your chances of quitting smoking for good. [iv],[v],[vi] Smokers can and do quit smoking. In fact, today there are more former smokers than current smokers in Florida.[vii]Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way program offers free Phone Quit, Group Quit, and Web Quit services, in addition to individual tools like texting support, a Quit Guide and helpful emails. Free nicotine replacement therapy – nicotine patches, gum or lozenges – are available to tobacco users who are 18 or older, if medically appropriate.For more information about Quit Your Way, please visit tobaccofreeflorida.com/quityourway. About Tobacco Free FloridaThe Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida campaign is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by Florida’s tobacco settlement fund. Since the program began in 2007, more than 212,000 Floridians have successfully quit using one of Tobacco Free Florida’s free tools and services. There are now approximately 451,000 fewer adult smokers in Florida than there was 10 years ago, and the state has saved $17.7 billion in health care costs.[viii] To learn more about Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way services, visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TobaccoFreeFlorida or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tobaccofreefla. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSFlorida Department of Health in Orange CountyGreat American SmokeoutSmoking Previous articleHow to boost recycling: Reward consumers with discounts, deals and social connectionsNext articleFlorida gas prices dip to nine month lows Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

November brings new movies and shows to Amazon Prime Video

first_img Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 New Amazon Original movies and series are coming next month, including The Pack, James May: Oh Cook, Small Axe, Uncle Frank, Ferro, a docu-series following Italian singer Tiziano Ferro and much more. Don’t miss getting geared up for the holidays with some classic Christmas movies on their way, just in time.Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in November 2020November 1Movies28 Days Later (2003)A Christmas Movie Christmas (2019)A Christmas Switch (2018)A Majestic Christmas (2018) (Hallmark Movies Now)Arizona Whirlwind (1944)Article 99 (1992)As Good As It Gets (1997)Boyz N’ The Hood (1991)Breathless (1983)Country Strong (2011)Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)Dead Poets Society (1989)Deja Vu (2006)Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009)Firewalker (1986)I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)Marrying Father Christmas (2018) (Hallmark Movies Now)Me, Myself & Irene (2000)More Than A Game (2009)Mr. Majestyk (1974)Next Day Air (2009)Platoon (1986)Rock N’ Roll Christmas (2019)Romancing The Stone (1984)Ronin (1998)Silverado (1985)Step Up (2006)Thank You For Smoking (2006)The Expendables (2010)The Expendables 2 (2012)The Expendables 3 (2014)The Insider (1999)The Iron Lady (2011)The Jewel Of The Nile (1985)The Last Waltz (1978)The Sapphires (2013)The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008)Twilight (2001)Underworld: Evolution (2006)Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans (2009)Underworld (2003)W. (2008)Wall Street (1987)Water For Elephants (2011)You Got Served (2004)Zookeeper (2011)SeriesAmerica’s Founding Fathers: Season 1 (The Great Courses)America’s Untold Story: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries)A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Season 1 (Boomerang)Before We Die: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street: Season 1 (PBS Living)Crime 360: Season 1 (A&E Crime Central)Delicious: Season 1 (Acorn TV)Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans: Season 1 (Best Westerns Ever)Jamestown: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)Lost Worlds: Season 1 (History Vault)Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Season 1979 (PBS Kids)Naked Hustle: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)Stockholm: Season 1 (Topic)The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)The MotorTrend 500: NASCAR Heads West: Limited Series (MotorTrend)The Restaurant: Season 1 (Sundance Now)November 3MoviesGeneral Commander (2019)The Assault (2019)November 4MoviesBlue Story (2020)November 6MoviesThe Secret: Dare to Dream (2020)Series*El Presidente (English Dub) – Amazon Original Series: Season 1*Ferro – Amazon Original Series: Season 1*Wayne – Amazon Presents: Season 1November 7MoviesRetaliation (2017)November 8SeriesCommunity: Seasons 1-6November 11MoviesTonight You’re Mine (2012)November 13MoviesThe Ride (2018)Series*Alex Rider – IMDb TV Original: Season 1*James May: Oh Cook – Amazon Original Series: Season 1American Horror Story: 1984: Season 9November 14MoviesThe Dictator (2012)SeriesScrubs: Seasons 1-9November 15Movies12 Pups Of Christmas (2019)Christmas Crush (2019)November 18MoviesBody Cam (2020)November 20MoviesSeven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss (2020)Series*Small Axe – Amazon Original Series: Limited Series*The Pack – Amazon Original Series: Season 1November 21MoviesMost Wanted (2020)November 25Movies*Uncle Frank – Amazon Original Movie (2020)November 26MoviesBombshell (2019)November 27MoviesLife in a Year (2020) Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAmazon Prime VideoNovember 2020Streaming Videos Previous articleOrange Co. Fire Rescue ignites pink buzz in support of Breast Cancer AwarenessNext articleWhy sleep experts say it’s time to ditch daylight saving time Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Apopka Police Department conducting “High Visibility Enforcement” on US 441 to…

first_imgFrom the Apopka Police DepartmentOrange County ranks in the top 25 counties in the state for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Apopka Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) on January 22nd, February 2nd, and February 16th along Orange Blossom Trail. This area is over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.HVE details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation. The focused initiative is to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle SafetyWhere: U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) in ApopkaWhen:Friday, January 22nd (3 PM to 9 PM), You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The goal of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.Enforcement efforts will focus primarily on education for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. However, violations may result in warnings or citations depending on the circumstances.Remember:Drivers: Obey speed limits, never drive impaired, and always watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.Bicyclists: Obey traffic laws, ride in the direction of traffic, and use lights when riding at night.Pedestrians: Cross in crosswalks or at intersections, obey pedestrian signals, make sure you are visible to drivers when walking at night, and use sidewalks when they are available. The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police DepartentBikersHigh Visibility EnforcementOrange Blossom TrailpedestriansUS-441 Previous articleFlorida gas prices sit at 10-month highs; see best Apopka gas pricesNext articleHow Did the Biggest European Online Casinos Take Over the US Market? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tuesday, February 2nd (6 AM to 12 PM)Tuesday, February 16th (6 AM to 12 PM) Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Apopka offering socially distanced classes for seniors starting February

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Pre-registration is required by calling 407-703-1642.Enrollment: Maximum of 16 ParticipantsRegistrationTo enroll in these classes, please call the Fran Carlton Center at 407-703-1642. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Pre-registration is required by calling 407-703-1642.Enrollment: Maximum of 25 ParticipantsArt ClassLocation: Fran Carlton Center located at 11 North Forest AvenueDates: Tuesdays from 9:30 AM to 12 PMCOVID-19 InformationMasks are requiredTemperature checks administered upon entry TAGSArtBridgeCity of ApopkaclassescommunityCraftsExerciseResidentsSenior CitizensSeniorsZumba Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleOklahoma angler lands first bass in Lake Apopka Fish Tag Challenge Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pre-registration is required by calling 407-703-1642.Enrollment: Maximum of 50 ParticipantsZumbaLocation: VFW/Apopka Community Center located at 519 South Central AvenueDates: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9 AM to 10 AMCOVID-19 InformationMasks are not required while exercising; Masks are required if socializing before and after classTemperature checks administered upon entry Photo from Unsplash From the City of ApopkaThe City of Apopka Recreation Department will be offering socially distanced classes to our senior residents beginning February 2021. Classes will cover a range of interests from exercise to crafts, Bridge to art, and more.See below for details on dates and registration details.Senior Chair ExerciseLocation: VFW/Apopka Community Center located at 519 South Central AvenueDates: Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 AM to 10 AMCOVID-19 InformationMasks are not required while exercising; Masks are required if socializing before and after classTemperature checks administered upon entry Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Pre-registration is required by calling 407-703-1642.Enrollment: Maximum of 25 ParticipantsBridgeLocation: Fran Carlton Center located at 11 North Forest AvenueDates: Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 12 PMCOVID-19 InformationMasks are requiredTemperature checks administered upon entry LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Pre-registration is required by calling 407-703-1642.Enrollment: Maximum of 50 ParticipantsCrafts & ChatterLocation: Fran Carlton Center located at 11 North Forest AvenueDates: Mondays from 9:30 AM to 12 PMCOVID-19 InformationMasks are requiredTemperature checks administered upon entry Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Prancing ‘streaker’ gets nailed by security

first_imgThursday Oct 1, 2009 Prancing ‘streaker’ gets nailed by security At halftime in an Air New Zealand Cup match recently this young guy contributed to setting up a funny moment that we felt was simply too good to not share. So while this clip is really short, it has to be seen. ADVERTISEMENTIf you’re going to streak at a rugby match, the rule of thumb is to stand behind the advertising boards, whip off your clothes, then sprint out onto the field in the knowledge that if you hesitate, you’re more than likely going to get nailed by security.As well as keeping that in mind, it’s pretty lame if you get on there for your moment of fame and do a half job. Prancing around in a non-manly manner, half-clothed isn’t advisable either.The best part of it, for the spectator, is when the unsuspecting ‘streaker’ gets surprised by an overly enthusiastic security officer who’s probably been waiting for that opportunity since he first got the job.The funniest part about this is that the crunching hit was probably not the only punishment. In most places, streakers or pitch invaders will get taken off to a jail cell for a night, and possibly face a large fine.Time: 0:20 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies , See it to Believe it Related Articles 12 WEEKS AGO The results of face-swapping Six Nations… 12 WEEKS AGO Bristol have released another ridiculous… 13 WEEKS AGO WATCH: 120kg prop leaves Scottish player… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Mathieu Bastareaud breaks Agen scrumhalf Alexis Bales

first_imgFriday Dec 16, 2011 Mathieu Bastareaud breaks Agen scrumhalf Alexis Bales Toulon center Mathieu Bastareaud was yellow carded late in the game on Tuesday night as his team beat Agen 34-12 in the Top 14. The tackle itself didn’t look too bad but the fact that Agen replacement Alexis Bale was injured seemed to force the officials into showing the yellow card.Harsh call? Feel free to share your thoughts as a comment below.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New Zealand tested by England but the World Champions remain unbeaten

first_imgSunday Nov 17, 2013 New Zealand tested by England but the World Champions remain unbeaten England weren’t able to repeat the heroics of a year ago but they did put up a good fight as New Zealand won yet another away match in 2013. The 30-22 victory extended the All Blacks’ undefeated run on the occasion of flyhalf Dan Carter’s 100th Test cap.Julian Savea scored twice and Kieran Read once as the AB’s outscored the hosts three tries to one. England lost at home for the first time in seven games, but will take heart from the effort, and what they have achived in their last three matches.“We are deeply disappointed having put ourselves in position at 22-20 but I’m proud of the effort,” England head coach Stuart Lancaster said post match. “We had a lot of young players, some new combinations, a lot of experienced players missing, and we didn’t get off to the best of starts. Being 17-3 down to the All Blacks is not where you want to be but we kept our composure, we kept building our score. “But you know against New Zealand one error can present them an opportunity that they might take and that’s what happened. We’ve had two wins over southern hemisphere teams and pushed another, who have won every game this year, very close. “We are building a squad, building depth, which is what we want – but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a desperately disappointed dressing room,” he added.Carter limped off in the first quarter of his 100th Test match but Aaron Cruden came on to steer the ship and in the end they managed to edge ahead and hang on fairly comfortably.“It was a hell of a Test match, you had two committed teams going at it. We’re very happy to come away with the win,” said All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.Read and Ma’a Nonu both provided outstanding offloads for Savea’s two tries, while Israel Dagg set Read up beautifully for his. 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Here are the standout… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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The Best Tries scored in Round 4 of Super Rugby 2014

first_imgWednesday Mar 12, 2014 The Best Tries scored in Round 4 of Super Rugby 2014 Above is a quick round up of the best tries scored in Round 4 of Super Rugby this past weekend. There are six in total, scored by the Brumbies, Cheetahs, Reds, Stormers, Force and Sharks respectively. The Sharks stay top of the overall and South African conference logs.After four rounds of play, the top points scorers are all goal kickers, with impressive Lions back Marnitz Boshoff out ahead of the pack on 70 points, followed by Johan Goosen on 42 and Jaques-Louis Potgieter on 41. Of those three, Potgieter is the only player to have scored a try.Waratahs fullback Israel Folau is the top try scorer with 5 tries from two matches.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , Super Rugby 2014 Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Wallabies turn to experience with Rugby Championship 33-man squad

first_imgFriday Aug 5, 2016 Wallabies turn to experience with Rugby Championship 33-man squad Wallabies Coach Michael Cheika has named an experienced 33-man squad for the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup, that kick off later this month. Following a disastrous England series, the Wallabies are looking to bolster up the squad ahead of a tough challenge.The squad has been strengthened by a legion of experienced French-based Test campaigners, with Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Will Genia and Quade Cooper all named in the squad as the men in gold look to defend their Rugby Championship crown and end a long-standing Bledisloe Cup drought.The Rugby Championship will be Cooper’s first stop on his comeback to Australia ahead of a Super Rugby return in 2017 following a brief stint with French powerhouse Toulon, where he linked with fellow Wallabies Giteau and Mitchell for the 2015/16 Top 14 season. Fellow French-based star Will Genia will take his first steps on the comeback from a knee injury which has kept him out of Rugby since January, while utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper will look to add to his 114 Test caps after returning from Bordeaux. The five foreign-based players are hungry for more success in the gold jersey having played an integral role in the Wallabies’ run to the Rugby World Cup Final in England last year. All four uncapped players included in Cheika’s initial train-on squad – Allan Ala’alatoa, Reece Hodge, Tom Robertson and Lopeti Timani – have been retained in the final 33-man squad ahead of the four-nation tournament. Three debutants from the recent England Series are also in the running to add to their Test tally with Samu Kerevi, Adam Coleman and Dane Haylett-Petty all named to join the squad at its training base in Terrigal on the NSW Central Coast next week. Lock Kane Douglas is in the squad for the first time in 2016, after returning from a knee reconstruction, while his second row partner Rob Simmons has also made his way back from a shoulder injury which cut short his Super Rugby campaign. Kurtley Beale, Rory Arnold and Joe Tomane were not considered for the squad because of injury. The Qantas Wallabies will open their Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup campaigns against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, on Saturday, August 20. Tickets for the clash are available through Ticketek.Wallabies 33-man squad: Allan Ala’alatoa* (0 Tests), Adam Ashley-Cooper (114 Tests), Adam Coleman (1 Test), Quade Cooper (58 Tests), Kane Douglas (23 Tests), Scott Fardy (33 Tests), Israel Folau (41 Tests), Bernard Foley (30 Tests), Will Genia (66 Tests), Matt Giteau (102 Tests), James Hanson (10 Tests), Dane Haylett-Petty (3 Tests), Reece Hodge* (0 Tests), Michael Hooper (54 Tests), Rob Horne (32 Tests), Sekope Kepu (66 Tests), Samu Kerevi (2 Tests), Tevita Kuridrani (34 Tests), Ben McCalman (48 Tests), Sean McMahon (9 Tests), Drew Mitchell (70 Tests), Stephen Moore (c) (105 Tests), Dean Mumm (46 Tests), Nick Phipps (42 Tests), David Pocock (56 Tests), Tatafu Polota-Nau (64 Tests), Tom Robertson (0 Tests), Rob Simmons (62 Tests), Scott Sio (18 Tests), Will Skelton (15 Tests), James Slipper (77 Tests), Lopeti Timani* (0 Tests), Matt Toomua (32 Tests)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Wallabies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO New compilation shows how 132kg former teenage… 43 WEEKS AGO Rugby League’s State of Origin could help… 49 WEEKS AGO Rennie confident that Wallabies youth can… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more