4 Sep

GDP revisions expected for UK

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12 Jul

FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgFBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

12 Jul

Zimre Holdings Limited 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileZimRe Holdings Limited operates through subsidiaries to provide solutions for general insurance, health cover, reinsurance, life reassurance, reinsurance brokering and property services for private, commercial and corporate clients in Zimbabwe and overseas. Its insurance products range from short-term and whole-life insurance to endowment pensions, medical aid societies and motor, household and commercial insurance solutions. The company also has interests in producing a range of animal-drawn implements and in property management; maintaining, developing and leasing properties in the residential and commercial property market in Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited was founded in 1983 and is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

5 Jul

Forget Bitcoin! I’d rather buy these FTSE 100 dividend stocks to retire early

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Forget Bitcoin! I’d rather buy these FTSE 100 dividend stocks to retire early 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Bitcoin has come into its own in some respects this year. Since the beginning of the year, the value of the cryptocurrency has risen by around 50%. Over the same period, the UK’s leading stock index, the FTSE 100, has fallen in value by around a fifth. Some investors might be tempted to buy Bitcoin thanks to this performance. However, if you are looking to get rich and retire early, I believe FTSE 100 dividend stocks are the much better option. Bitcoin performance The value of Bitcoin has rallied this year as investors have sought solace in it. Despite this performance, the cryptocurrency still has many fundamental weaknesses. 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…For example, unlike FTSE 100 dividend stocks, the asset does not generate any cash flow. This makes it difficult to value. It is only worth as much as investors are willing to pay for it. This has helped Bitcoin rise in value recently. But I think this is unlikely to last.As such, if you want to retire early, it might be better to buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks instead. FTSE 100 dividend stocks to retire early After the recent stock market crash, there are many FTSE 100 dividend stocks that continue to look undervalued. I think it could be worth buying these assets while they trade at low levels, instead of Bitcoin. Especially as the value of the cryptocurrency has reached a 52-week high. Research shows that the best time to buy assets is when they are trading at low levels. Doing so tends to produce better returns over the long run. With this in mind, FTSE 100 dividend stocks look more attractive than Bitcoin at current levels.Another advantage these assets have over the cryptocurrency is income. Bitcoin does not produce an income, but dividend stocks do. The average dividend yield of companies in the FTSE 100 is around 3.8%. By comparison, most cryptocurrency platforms charge investors to use their offering. Security issueFTSE 100 dividend stocks are also much more secure. This is critical if you want to use the income to retire early. Every online stockbroker has to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and segregate client assets. Investors’ assets are also protected up to a certain level if the institution collapses.Bitcoin platforms do not provide similar protections. In recent years there have been numerous Bitcoin thefts, which have left investors with nothing. Personally, I would not want to take this risk, losing a chunk of my hard-earned money to theft would significantly reduce my chances of being able to retire early. How to retire early Investors are currently spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing FTSE 100 dividend stocks to retire early.Companies such as Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser offer a defensive income stream backed up by cash flows from their global consumer businesses.Meanwhile, Legal & General offers a market-beating dividend yield backed up by the recurring income stream from its long-term asset management business. In my view, by investing in these businesses, you can significantly increase your chances of being able to retire early. Bitcoin is unlikely to offer the same kind of returns over the long run.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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

5 Jul

The Ocado shares rally in spite of the lockdown easing! Will this last?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. 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 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Anna Sokolidou | Friday, 28th August, 2020 | More on: OCDO Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.center_img See all posts by Anna Sokolidou The Ocado shares rally in spite of the lockdown easing! Will this last? 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. Anna Sokolidou has no position in any of the shares mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. 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. Ocado (LSE:OCDO) shares have had a wonderful time this year, ever since the beginning of the pandemic. And they’re still in rally mode despite the easing of lockdowns. The lockdown easingOn 14 August, the UK government announced that it would cancel some of the Covid-19-related restrictions. That included reopening theatres, restaurants, and pubs. This was due to the fact that infection rates had stabilised somewhat. 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…Source: WorldometerIt is, indeed, a positive for businesses operating in these fields. However, one might think that it’s quite a risk factor for companies like Ocado. Demand for food delivery services surged to record highs because of the lockdown. Even people who never ordered food online started doing so. But, if there is no coronavirus fear, what’s the point of ordering food? Ocado sharesSource: YChartsWell, the share price performance doesn’t reflect this logic at all. As you can see from the graph above, the rally has carried on in spite of the lockdown easing. There are several reasons for this. First, according to the company’s management, the demand for food deliveries will continue to grow. Many clients accustomed to ordering food online during the lockdown will still do this for the sake of convenience. Secondly, the online delivery services are becoming fashionable among young people. Finally, we don’t know if the coronavirus situation will improve further. Unfortunately, it is even likely there’ll be another coronavirus wave. If so, it would give a bigger boost to Ocado shares.Are Ocado shares worth buying? My colleague Roland wrote about the problem of overvaluation. It is quite evident when we talk about Ocado stock. What’s more, the company hasn’t demonstrated any meaningful history of rising sales revenues and profits. But let us look at the company’s financial position. The company is rated as B2 by Moody’s. This is ‘highly speculative‘ or junk. The agency is positive on the company’s strategic partnership with Marks & Spencer and other international grocers. This allowed Ocado to increase its cash balance. But the firm has a high debt load. Even worse is the fact that Ocado heavily spends capital. This will lead to its cash level falling significantly.The truth is that even Amazon didn’t become profitable in its first days of operations. But the thing is that Ocado has been existing since 2000, which looks like plenty of time to become profitable.During the rise of Amazon, many other companies went bankrupt. At the time of the dot.com bubble, new loss-making companies traded at demanding valuations. Their managements spoke with great enthusiasm of their ‘great future‘ and the ‘internet age‘. And so did some analysts. Unfortunately, many shareholders lost a lot of their money when this bubble burst.I personally don’t know what will happen to Ocado. It may well be that the company will greatly improve its earnings and financial position. It might expand too. But I wouldn’t buy their shares just yet. What’s more, I’d recommend risk-averse investors to look elsewhere.   last_img read more

23 Jun

The day Namibia suffer a record defeat in the Rugby World Cup

first_img A cricket score: Namibia attempt to keep the Wallabies out in 2003 (Getty Images) “The main talk was that we needed to slow it down and keep possession. For that whole game there was maybe five minutes where we managed to keep the ball, but you must remember they had guys like George Smith. Our ball security wasn’t good enough, we weren’t strong enough.“Weather-wise it was a perfect day. The weekend before we played Ireland in Sydney and it was raining. Ireland were a really good team as well and 
I’d say if it hadn’t rained, we probably would have had a very similar result. 
We kept the score more respectable (64-7). It was a big hiding, but the rain maybe meant they played more conservative. In Adelaide, you couldn’t complain about the weather at all.”Lensing admits that he never imagined in his darkest nightmares that another international side would put 100 points on them. When the Wallabies ticked past the ton, his thoughts turned to Japan’s loss to the All Blacks in 1995, when the Kiwis won 145-17. He hoped they wouldn’t lose that badly.But their deficit was to be bigger.Splashdown: Lensing takes a moment against Australia (AFP/Getty Images)Lensing, who was 25 at the time, is proud of how he kept battling on, but he admits that some veterans were already ‘at the bar’ when the Australians started really cutting loose. He understands that this was some lingering amateurism. By the next World Cup in 2007, there was a management clearout, a new approach and more World Rugby investment.Jump to Japan this year and Lensing 
is full of hope that Namibia can claim 
a first-ever World Cup win. The realist 
in him admits it will be tough and that Canada, who he feels the team should target, are still a very good side. But against every team, even the All Blacks and the Springboks, the team will tear themselves apart from the cause.“It’s a Namibian culture thing: we will go flat out,” he explains. “Think 
of 2011 when Chrysander Botha tackled the Beast (Tendai Mtawarira) from the front. That never should have happened, he is maybe 80kg and the Beast is about 120kg, but he decided ‘You’re not going to run over me’. The kid put his body on the line. That kind of commitment you are 
going to get from all the Namibians.”Who cares how hard the scoreboard operators work with heart like that. This feature first appeared in the September issue of Rugby World.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, and Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Namibian Kees Lensing recalls a the 142-0 loss to Australia in 2003. From the September issue of Rugby World.center_img IT’S STARTLING what little things you can take away from 
a hefty loss. Some clam up. Some seethe. Some scheme. But after representing Namibia on the wrong side of a record defeat in the Rugby World Cup, losing 142-0 to the Wallabies in Adelaide in 2003, Kees Lensing learnt to turn the radio off.“To this day, if I hear Thunderstruck 
by AC/DC, I hate it,” says the former loosehead, who will be head coach of Seattle Seawolves in Major League Rugby next season. “It’s nothing against the band, but that was the last song the boys played as we got off the bus for that game. Every time I hear the song now 
I think ‘s***!’ A lot of kids think ‘Oh, that song will get me up and going’ but for me it has a totally different meaning.”To this day he will only open up about the record result if someone asks for his thoughts, saying: “I’m not going to go to a barbecue and start talking about it.” He remembers much of the game against Australia vividly but understandably tries not to relive what was a brutal experience.Even now, building towards the 2019 World Cup in Japan, Namibia are one of the most under-resourced sides in the showcase. They have been at every World Cup since 1999 but have always had logistical battles, financial fights 
and a lack of elite avenues for their 
best home-based players.Dejected: Namibia under the sticks again (AFP/Getty Images)Lensing explains the situation in 2003. “World Rugby, which was the IRB back then, put on one of the best-organised tournaments ever. It was amazing. So those parts – the buses, the food, the hotels and stadiums – were really good, well organised. But Namibia had really bad-quality jerseys. For one game we didn’t have any shorts to play in.“Adrian ‘Moose’ Skeggs, who used to play for the Reds, got involved with us. He somehow got us some Canterbury shorts. But they weren’t a Namibian sponsor, so we couldn’t play with them with the logo on them. So we got into the changing room, they gave us these new shorts and some permanent markers. They said, ‘You can play with these shorts but you must colour in the Canterbury sign, otherwise Namibia 
are going to get a massive fine.’“Literally ten, 15 minutes before we went out on the field, everyone was sitting there with a permanent marker and colouring in the Canterbury sign. Otherwise we didn’t have shorts.”Sartorial issues aside, what happened to you on that fateful day in Adelaide?Lensing muses. “We would kick off, they maul us up to the halfway and then pass the ball to one of Lote Tuqiri, Chris Latham, Mat Rogers – he was electric – or Stirling Mortlock. Hey, the whole team was legends.Power play: David Lyons carries hard (AFP/Getty Images)“I remember going into the changing room at half-time – the score was 69-0 – and we had to walk to the left of the pavilion. I was thinking, ‘We’re in big trouble’. Because the first half was when we were fresh and had our better players on. The second half was when they would open the taps. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

20 Jun

Episcopal Church, Virginia prevail as court refuses to revise decision

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service] Seven breakaway congregations have been ordered by a judge to return control of church property to the Diocese of Virginia by April 30.Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Randy I. Bellows set that date after he refused March 1 to reconsider, as requested by the congregations, the part of his Jan. 10 opinion in which he said that some personal property, including monetary gifts, given to the congregations prior to January 31, 2007, belongs to the diocese.Bellows’ actions were meant to implement his Jan. 10 opinion that the diocese and the Episcopal Church “have a contractual and proprietary interest in the property of these Episcopal churches” for use in the church’s mission and ministry. He added that while congregations “had an absolute right to depart from [the Episcopal Church] and the diocese, they had no right to take these seven Episcopal churches with them.”The real property includes seven church buildings and a significant number of other parcels. The personal property includes both tangible items, such as chalices, prayer books and crosses, and intangibles, including the funds on hand, the diocese said in a press release  issued close to midnight on March 1.Bellows ordered that the specific inventory of items be based on what he called the “ownership determination date,” which he set at either Jan. 31, 2007, or Feb. 1, 2007, the dates the diocese formally filed for legal action to recover its property.Bellows issued his order the day after he held a hearing on the issues. The text of the order is here.The ruling allows the CANA congregations to retain some restricted funds over which they have no discretion and that do not benefit the local congregation, the diocese or the Episcopal Church, according to the release. The parties have until March 30 to determine the disposition of that money. Where the parties do not agree, the court will decide.The majority of members and clergy of the seven parishes left to form congregations of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA), which the Anglican Province of Nigeria began in 2005. The departing members of those congregations then filed claims to parish property under Virginia law.“We hope that this will mark the end of this lengthy litigation,” Virginia Bishop Shannon S. Johnston said in the diocesan release. “By closing this chapter, both the diocese and the CANA congregations have the freedom to focus our energies on the mission and ministries of our respective congregations, and even what we might be able to do together for people and a world in need of the gospel’s work.”Johnston added that the diocese has begun an initiative known as Dayspring, which he said was “an integrated effort to discern and implement a comprehensive vision for our congregations and properties affected by this litigation.”Henry D.W. Burt, secretary of the diocese, called the court’s order “a major milestone in this effort,” and added that the diocese “respect[s] fully the CANA congregations’ right to pursue an appeal, and we are in discussions with them as they face significant issues of discernment and transition in their path forward.”Jim Oakes, spokesperson for the seven congregations, said in a press release that “while our congregations will comply with the final order, we are saddened that the Circuit Court did not accept the motion for partial reconsideration and we continue to believe that, as a matter of religious liberty, it is the right of donors to restrict the use of their own gifts to the church of their choice.”The congregations are “prayerfully considering their legal options,” the release said.“We have always known that a church is not just its buildings, but its people and the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ being proclaimed and lived. We look forward to God leading us in the days ahead,” the Rev. John Yates, rector of the breakaway portion of the Falls Church, said in the same release.Yates had told his congregation on Feb. 22 that “our intention is to move all staff offices to a convenient nearby office building later this spring, and to shift our Sunday worship services to nearby locations” after the deadline set by Bellows. Some of those worship locations have been determined, others have not, he said.Yates also said that the congregation “may very well be led” to change its name from Falls Church Anglican. It has already moved its website to http://www.tfcanglican.org/ from http://www.thefallschurch.org. The Episcopal congregation is located here on the web.Bellow’s Jan. 10 opinion stemmed from a June 2010 decision of the Virginia Supreme Court that found he erred in an earlier ruling when he said that the breakaway congregations involved in the cases were entitled to retain all the parishes’ real and personal property when they left the Episcopal Church and joined another denomination.In June 2010, the Supreme Court held that although disagreements had caused “a division” within the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Virginia, the breakaway congregations had affiliated with a church that was not a branch of either the Episcopal Church or the diocese. Such an affiliation is required, the court said, for Virginia’s one-of-a-kind “Division Statute” (Section 57-9(A)) to apply, as the breakaway congregations claimed.The Supreme Court returned the cases to the lower court for further proceedings to resolve the property claims of the Episcopal Church and the diocese “under principles of real property and contract law.” Bellows held a trial that lasted 22 days stretched over April, May and June 2011, and included testimony by 60 witnesses. He wrote that he also reviewed thousands of pages of post-trial briefs.In coming to his Jan. 10 opinion, Bellows reviewed Virginia statutes governing church property, the deeds to the real property of the churches, the governing rules of the diocese and the Episcopal Church, and the historic relationship between the parishes and the larger church.He concluded state statutes support a finding that a local congregation is obligated to comply with the “laws, rules and ecclesiastical polity” of the denomination with regard to property and that the constitution and canons of both the diocese and the Episcopal Church “demonstrate pervasive dominion, management, and control over local church property, in a manner normally associated with ownership, title, and possession.” Bellows said the deeds in question make clear that the property “cannot be removed from the denomination without the larger church’s consent.”More information about the cases, including all court filings, is available here.The case originally involved members of 11 congregations of the Virginia diocese but the diocese settled with four of the congregations in the intervening years, including Potomac Falls Church in Potomac Falls and Christ the Redeemer Church in Chantilly, neither of which held any real property.The diocese agreed to lease the property of Church of the Word in Prince William County to the breakaway members for five years. The Oatlands congregation announced the purchase of a tract of land where they are building a new church. Church of Our Saviour in Loudon County retained the property after paying the diocese $1.95 million, according to Burt. Both congregations agreed to disaffiliate from CANA for a period of time.The remaining churches are Truro Church, The Church at the Falls – The Falls Church (Arlington), Church of the Apostles (Fairfax), Church of the Epiphany (Fairfax), St. Margaret’s Church (Woodbridge), St. Paul’s Church (Haymarket) and St. Stephen’s Church (Northumberland County).— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. March 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm While not a lawyer, I believe the governing principle has been alluded to by R.A. Garcia, “When the TEC or the PECUSA took over.” Some also suggest the precedent of Crown patents, contacts, and feds were preempted by the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the subsequent precedent set within state and National Conditional law. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC March 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm Regardless of theology, TEC owns the buildings, not the ACNA or any other CANA denomination. It’s one thing to create a different structure on theological tenets; it’s another to illegally commandeer property because of those differences. Let’s say one local bank likes Citi better than PNC, their current hierarchy. Yet, it cannot legally confiscate PNC’s building in order to become a Citi branch. Citi has to build a new building. Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Michael Neal says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Matthew Davies says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books March 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm The Church is not a building. Let them have the buildings. God is purging HIS church, those who believe in the authority of scripture and those who do not. TEC will keep going to the ways of the world, CANA and 80% of the rest of the Anglican Communion will follow Christ. So mote it be……. March 6, 2012 at 8:26 am Dear Chantal, At the top of every article, directly underneath the byline, is a + icon next to the word “Share”. This button enables readers to share our content via an email pop up, through various email clients, or on social media networks. I hope this helps. March 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm WHEN THE TEC or PECUSA TOOK OVER THE ENGLISH CHURCHES IN AMERICA, THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND HAD PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OVER ALL THOSE STRUCTURES, MONIES, RELICS, LANDS et al.? Please do notice, that some of these churches were built prior to the establishment of the USA. John Flynn says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Fred Freeling says: Rector Washington, DC Tony Green says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 2, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis May 4, 2012 at 9:44 am Of the 11 churches that elected to “go to Nigeria”:Two have no real property, so there is no issue.Two settled with the diocese before 2012. One of these left CANA and has accepted the oversight of Bishop Johnston (VA).St Stephen’s, St Margaret’s and Epiphany amicably returned their property to continuing congregations of Episcopalians.Truro reached two-year lease back agreement with the diocese. They conveyed deeds etc to the diocese. The friendship developed between Truro’s rector and Bp. Johnston may lead to a more positive outcome in the future.The Falls Church agreed to return its property to the Episcopal Falls Church. Then they reneged on the agreement. After the April 27 hearing before Judge Bellows, the judge told them to vacate by April 30. The diocese graciously is allowing them until May 15 to return the property.And then there was one — The Church of the Apostles. The Church of the Apostles publishes “prophecies” received by members in their weekly newsletter. These appear to be represented as having the authority of scripture. Their building is actually an industrial facility that is suitable for a Costco or a tire warehouse. There is no continuing congregation.Has the diocese suffered financially from the loss of these congregations? No. These churches haven’t contributed to the diocese in years. Even so they showed up at council meetings and were very vocal in opposing actions desired by Episcopal congregations. No church can grow in the midst of conflict. The Diocese of Virginia has a chance for a new beginning without the drag of schismatics and heretics. I give total credit to Bishop Shannon Johnston for managing this process in gracious pastoral manner. I wish I were as charitable as he is. Property Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments are closed. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Tony Green says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID March 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm P.S., contracts and deeds. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Chantal Andrews says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Philip Jones, Reston VA says: Dick Reynolds says: Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL March 21, 2012 at 11:09 pm Undoubtedly they will sell the property to growing congregations of the charismatic persuasion March 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm When our church recovered its property from the CANA group, we struggled. They had left us with a huge mortgage, no vestry or permanent Rector. Here we are five years later growing steadily in faith and numbers, to the point that I believe we now have a larger congregation than the breakaways.It was amazing how many people were willing to take over the tasks of running the parish. The Virginia churches can do no less. Keep the Faith. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 March 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm Hello,This new format of ENS makes it difficult to forward or share articles of particular interest.It was easy to forward to the entire congregation, sending the article to my e-mail address with Bcc to the group. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.Chantal AndrewsAll Soul’s Episcopal ChurchRidgecrest, CA Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (11) Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm What will the Episcopal Church do with all those empty buildings? Will they sit as shrines to the will of man? Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church, Virginia prevail as court refuses to revise decision Breakaway congregations given deadline for property return Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Press Release Service R.A. Garcia says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 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 James Pirrung says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

19 Jun

School Voucher Program: Let’s Talk About It

first_img Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This Monday on WOKB 1680AM Radio “LET’S TALK ABOUT IT” with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, the “Dynamic Duo” will have famed American Civil Rights Attorney, Benjamin Crump at the top of the show to speak about his new book, “Open Season” and the evening of conversation taking place February 11th from 7pm to 9pm at Bethune Cookman-University.The Duo will then turn to special guest, Pastor Robert Ward, Chairman of the Florida African American Ministers Alliance to address the “Step Up For Students”,  school choice voucher initiative that has provided over 100,000+  scholarships to low income, white, black and brown children.  Pastor Ward will defend the need for Step Up for Students scholarship support of which 2,000 scholarships have already been eliminated since major corporations have begun to withdraw their financial support because some participating private schools have anti-gay policies.Tune in (WOKB 1680 AM Radio) and join the discussion, ask the relevant questions.Let’s Talk Nation will also hear what “Nicole Knows”, these and other topics are discussed by two of the most influential voices in Central Florida on the top-rated Monday Night radio talk show — LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 1680am WOKB, online at www.wokbradio.com, on Facebook @letstalknationusa or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is the can’t miss radio show that will blow your mind***** Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleFlorida bill banning local vacation rental regulations edges closer to House floorNext articleFive Ways Sports Analytics Are Transforming the NFL Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear From Let’s Talk About it with Rod Love and Greg Jackson Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was formerly the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

17 Jun

Elathur House / PLAYGROUP Studio

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804097/elathur-house-playgroup-studio Clipboard Projects Houses “COPY” Area:  4000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: PLAYGROUP Studio Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Kozhikode, India Elathur House / PLAYGROUP StudioSave this projectSaveElathur House / PLAYGROUP Studio Structural Engineer:Basil ThomasOther Participants:Karan Gajjar, Aman Amin, Albert Rajkumar, Abhirami Murali, Dennis PeterArchitect In Charge:Harsh PatelCity:KozhikodeCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Esha DaftariRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstitutePorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The primary challenge was to retain an existing house on the site and build a complete new structure over it while retaining the basic functionality of the original structure. The new building was designed on a completely distinct set of circular columns which were placed strategically to avoid the existing walls and foundations. The new structure, aligned at an angle, floats over the lower structure. Roof of the existing structure was demolished and the space between the new and old structure was sealed with continuous frameless glass panes, maintaining the individuality of the two structures. The old structure was stripped off its plaster and the original large laterite stones revealed.Save this picture!© Esha DaftariSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Esha DaftariThe site being very close to the beach at Elathur near Calicut, the intention was to make a robust house which is able to withstand the salty sea breeze and heavy monsoons. Concrete sloping roof, being the most resistant to corrosive properties of the breeze, was used to cover the entire structure. The concrete roof, being aware of it being ‘non-wooden’, it was free to tilt on its axis thus opening up the house towards the sea and lowering itself towards the rear side.Save this picture!© Esha DaftariThe slab was designed with strategically located upturned beams to maintain a flat slab at the bottom in response to the irregularly placed circular columns. The slabs have been finished with a mix of red and black wax hand rubbed on the cement plaster. The plastered surfaces of the stone and plaster have been sealed with a unique locally developed Ayurvedic medicinal extract called ‘Vajrapasha’. This provides a slight sheen to these surfaces while revealing its inherent colour.Save this picture!© Esha DaftariSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Esha DaftariProject gallerySee allShow lessMarkhouse / Drozdov & PartnersSelected ProjectsTaikoo Place / Gustafson Porter + BowmanUnbuilt Project Share Elathur House / PLAYGROUP Studio Photographs:  Esha Daftari Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804097/elathur-house-playgroup-studio Clipboard Save this picture!© Esha Daftari+ 33 Share “COPY” Photographs Year:  Manufacturers: Kommerling, COMTRUST, VAJRAPASHA Project Manager: ArchDaily India 2016 Rajeev CopyAbout this officePLAYGROUP StudioOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKozhikodeIndiaPublished on January 30, 2017Cite: “Elathur House / PLAYGROUP Studio” 29 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

16 Jun

How to avoid fundraising scams at Christmas

first_img The Charity Commission has published these tips for the public on how to spot, avoid and report fundraising scams at Christmas.1.         Before giving, check the charity’s name and registration number.  You can verify this at the Charity Commission’s website. The charity’s profile shows whether or not the organisation is up to date with its annual reporting requirements.2.         When approached by collectors, check whether they are wearing a proper ID badge and that any collection tin is sealed.3.         If in doubt, ask the collector for more information – a genuine fundraiser should be happy to answer questions and explain more about the work of the charity.4.         Genuine fundraising materials should feature the charity’s name, registered name and a landline contact number.  Be wary of those that list only a mobile number.5.         Look for the FRSB tick logo indicating that the charity is signed up to fundraising regulation, encouraging you to give with confidence.6.         To check whether a fundraiser is authorised to collect money in a public place, contact your local authority or, if in London, the police. If it is a private place, check with the owner.7.         Take care when responding to emails or clicking links to a charity’s website to ensure that they are genuine. Instead, search online for your favourite charity to check you have the right web address.8.         Carefully review collection bags for clothing and household goods to ascertain whether they are from a genuine charity.9.         After making these checks, if you think that a collection or appeal is not legitimate, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 and inform the Charity Commission.10.      If in any doubt, contact your favoured charity direct to make a donation. Tagged with: Charity Commission christmas Individual giving Law / policy Howard Lake | 10 December 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Photo: Christmas collecting tin by Chris Brignell on Shutterstock.com How to avoid fundraising scams at Christmas  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more