HEDGE FUND MAN GOES LONG ON BANGERS

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ CELEBRITY endorsement works, at least if the celebrity involved is a glamorous sportsman like Usain Bolt, who yesterday announced the biggest deal ever, to help Puma flog its pumps and T-shirts. But can you really imagine Crispin Odey, the permanently pin-striped hedge fund guru, as a brand ambassador? Well, he is. The new branch of the Union Market organic grocery store in Fulham – a company that is run by Odey’s pal Tony Bromovsky, and which the fund manager has invested in – has added an “Odey Sausage” to its range, made from prime Middle White rare breed pork. This raises several questions. Firstly, what sort of person buys a sausage because it is named after a hedge fund manager? And secondly, could this be the start of a trend for Odey? Can we expect to see Crispin Duck pancakes on Mayfair menus soon? But most importantly, will his wife, Nichola Pease, who works at investment manager JO Hambro, bring out her own range of peas to go with her husband’s bangers? Surely an opportunity too good to be missed. BARKING BANKERSI’VE never yet set foot in a Metro Bank branch, but judging by a press release they sent out yesterday they sound like a cross between a particularly gaudy funfair and an EasyJet check-in desk in Magaluf, with some mild hallucinogens thrown in. And dogs. Dogs everywhere. A press release announcing the launch of three new branches breathlessly boasts that customers will be “greeted by three days of free giveaways including free breakfasts, smoothies, and popcorn… stilt walkers, musicians, jugglers and shoe shiners”. The branches will all have “the Metro Bank Magic Money Machine™” and offer “A friendly welcome to dogs and their owners, with water bowls and dog biscuits on hand for man’s best friend – dogs rule at Metro Bank!” Hmm. Somehow I’m not sure I want the people who run my bank acccount to be having quite so much fun. Wednesday 25 August 2010 7:49 pm HEDGE FUND MAN GOES LONG ON BANGERS Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. 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Putting the environment before investor returns for an oil company seems a tad unlikely. A quick call to Cairn confirms that it is indeed a hoax release from a mystery party that has hacked into its systems. “It’s simply not true,” a spokeswoman confirms. WHAT’S IN A NAME?WHEN the birth of the Camerons’ daughter was announced, speculation about the name was rife. Borisina? Nichola? Nobody copuld have expected Florence Rose Endellion. What can we make of it? That third, Cornish name sounds like an investment fund, but could it also be an attempt to woo Cornish voters? After all, the south west is a hotbed of Lib Dem seats, and anything the Tories can do to make headway has got to help. If he wants to keep that part of the country yellow, the deputy PM will have to get procreating, and fast. AH BORIS, what have you started? Bicycles are a far commoner sight in the City these days, and now the City of London is trying to encourage two-wheeled transport. It is calling on senior managers to take part in sponsored cycle-rides as part of European Mobility Week, 16-22 September. Each manager will be asked to raise £5,000, for Re-Cycle, which distributes second-hand bikes in Africa. 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CBI’s Lambert lashes out at bank bashers

first_imgMonday 11 October 2010 9:16 pm RICHARD Lambert yesterday used his last speech on banking as CBI director-general to launch a scathing attack on the UK’s culture of political bank-bashing.Lambert, who is due to step down from his position next year, said politicians were “making matters worse” with unrelenting and vicious attacks on the banks, compounding the problem of lack of trust between the sector and the public.“This back and forth between the politicians and the bankers – what you might call Vince Cable versus Lombard Street – is not constructive,” Lambert said. “The crisis had many causes. Individual greed and errors of judgment on the part of the bankers were one. But there were much more powerful forces driving the way to catastrophe. They included badly designed policy frameworks, errors of judgment on the part of government, central banks, and regulators, and bad macroeconomic management.”The CBI director-general said that persisting with laying the blame at the banks’ door would result in the “wrong responses” to the sector’s problems, including the introduction of a much higher banking levy, which he said would place the highest burden on banking customers.Lambert added that it is “irresponsible” for politicians to caricature investment banks as casinos, warning that “overheated rhetoric” has already deterred at least one foreign player from investing in the UK market.But he urged bankers to step up to the plate voluntarily to demonstrate sensitivity in the area of compensation, particularly as the public spending cuts start to bite in the New Year.“If trust has to be built on a sense of fair dealing, then the combination of pay freezes and job losses in the public sector with large bonuses in the City would be toxic in the extreme,” Lambert warned, calling on banks to act collectively on compensation and resist the temptation to “poach disaffected mega-stars”. whatsapp CBI’s Lambert lashes out at bank bashers Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA 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.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com KCS-content Sharelast_img read more

Eurostar strikes to hit services as Allianz stalks

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share Eurostar strikes to hit services as Allianz stalks whatsapp TRAVELLERS bound for Brussels face chaos today after Eurostar was forced to axe train services due to industrial action on the Belgian railways.The cross-Channel train operator said it would fail to run any services between the UK and the Belgian capital due to a 24-hour walkout by Belgian rail workers. The strike started last night at 10pm local time in Belgium and was due to last until 10pm tonight. Belgium rail workers are protesting against a deadlock in talks with state railway SNCB over an unpaid bonus to workers.Eurostar said the action would significantly disrupt the Belgian rail network and it was advising people against making non-essential journeys to Belgium. For those people unable to avoid travelling, Eurostar is running a coach service between Lille in France and Brussels, extending journey times by about two hours.Meanwhile, German insurer Allianz is understood to be planning a £2bn bid to buy the high-speed rail link between London’s St Pancras station and the Channel Tunnel from the UK government, which owns it through London & Continental Railways. The government is selling off the 68-mile link as part of several privatisations to help cut the budget deficit. whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com KCS-content Sunday 17 October 2010 11:20 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

CBI urges Osborne to focus on growth

first_img whatsapp 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald Share KCS-content 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 WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsappcenter_img BUSINESS lobby group the CBI has written to chancellor George Osborne and business secretary Vince Cable to call for further action to stimulate short term economic growth, in order to offset the effects of the government’s £80bn spending cuts.CBI director-general Richard Lambert said the UK economy needs a “fundamental rebalancing” in order to achieve that growth, with exports and investment playing a greater part than in the past.He identified four separate potential sources of growth in the letter. These included supporting vibrant and growing SMEs by extending the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme and promoting non-bank and equity financing to the sector with support services refocused. Lambert said the government should also make it easier for businesses to export their goods and services, including by providing information, contacts and financial backing and removing constraints to trade.Lambert’s third suggestion was exploiting pent-up demand for crucial domestic infrastructure projects, particularly where the private sector sees opportunities in areas such as energy, transport, waste and water.Lambert also called for the reform of public service delivery by increasing competition among providers.“There is a need for a policy focus on those measures that can have the greatest impact on growth performance in a relatively short timeframe,” Lambert says in the letter. The CBI’s submission comes ahead of the publication of a government white paper on growth. Tuesday 26 October 2010 8:06 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL CBI urges Osborne to focus on growth last_img read more

Gulf disaster to loom over BP earnings

first_img 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 A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyDiscovery23+ Sports Stadiums Around the World That Are Abandoned NowDiscoverySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sunday 31 October 2010 11:21 pm Gulf disaster to loom over BP earnings OIL giant BP is expected to trail behind its peers when it posts third quarter results tomorrow, with the effects of the Gulf of Mexico spill set to dominate the firm’s results and future plans. Consensus forecasts predict replacement cost profit, which strips out changes in oil prices, of $4.6bn (£2.8bn) for the three months to September. The firm made $4.98bn in the same period last year, and more than $10bn in 2008. Rival firm Shell posted a forecast-beating 17.7 per cent jump in replacement cost profit last week, despite taking a hit on its own operations in the Gulf. BP is expected to announce its latest bill for cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon disaster since April. The spill led to a six month ban on deepwater drilling in the region. The firm put aside $20bn to deal with hundreds of expected compensation claims, sending BP into the red for the first time in 18 years in June.Long-suffering investors will look to new chief executive Bob Dudley, who took over from Tony Hayward at the start of October, to reveal when the firm expects to resume dividends. The company has suggested that dividends will return in early 2011. However, analysts have warned BP is unlikely to give any concrete sign of a return to dividend payments. “The path to rehabilitation post-Macondo and Bob Dudley’s new strategic direction are the key to performance rather than third quarter earnings,” said analysts at Citigroup. Dudley said the Gulf of Mexico spill had threatened “the very existence” of BP during a speech at the CBI conference last week, but that the firm would continue operations in the US. He added that the company remains healthy and “underlying operational and financial performance is sound”.THIRD QUARTER RESULTSShellReplacement cost profit: $3.52bnChange year on year: +17.7 per cent Effects of Gulf of Mexico: 10,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day lost to dateExxonUnderlying pre-tax profit: $7.35 billionChange year on year: +55 per centEffects of Gulf of Mexico: none mentioned; production rose 20 per cent in the last three monthsBP(estimates) Replacement cost profit: $4.6bn Change year on year: -7.6 per cent Effects of Gulf of Mexico to date: $11.2bn cost; shares now trading at two-thirds of their value before the spill KCS-content Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Rolls-Royce plays down fears over Airbus as finally speaks

first_imgMonday 8 November 2010 9:38 pm Tags: NULL KCS-content ROLLS-Royce said yesterday it had made progress in discovering the fault that caused one of its engines to fail on a Qantas flight from Singapore to Sydney last week, saying that the failure was specific to its Trent 900 engine. Rolls added a separate incident at its test centre in Derby during August which saw its Trent 1000 engine explode was unconnected. The company’s first statement since last week when a Qantas A380 superjumbo was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore saw the shares bounce, closing 2.4 per cent higher at 605p.Earlier yesterday Qantas’ chief executive, Alan Joyce, said the airline’s own investigation had discovered oil leaks on three of the Trent 900 engines among its fleet of six Airbus A380s, which have been grounded since last week. A source close to Rolls said the firm had brought together experts from around the world to try to understand what had caused the incident. “The focus has been to understand the cause and the appropriate actions to take and the company has been getting on with that by working with its customers and the authorities,” the source added. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Rolls-Royce plays down fears over Airbus as finally speaks More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.com whatsapp last_img read more

Global market slump to lift insurance fees

first_imgTuesday 23 November 2010 8:53 pm KCS-content whatsapp INSURANCE companies could be forced to raise premiums to make up for lower investment returns, a report by Swiss Re said yesterday.Tighter regulatory standards such as Solvency II and uncertainty in the equities market have pushed insurance firms to invest their takings in safer but less lucrative products such as bonds, said the authors of the study. Bond yields could remain at current historic lows “until the global economy truly recovers”. In the long term, insurance firms will make up the profit shortfall caused by modest returns with higher customer fees, the report said. “Higher insurance prices would adversely impact policyholders, as some consumers and businesses would scale back coverage, or forego it entirely,” warned Raymond Yeung, senior economist at Swiss Re and co-author of the report. Solvency II, a European regime for insurers that comes into force at the end of 2012, will set a benchmark for capital holdings and force companies to undertake a risk-based measure of its assets. Swiss Re warns that firms could rely on sovereign bonds instead of testing the boundaries of the new framework. Insurance companies remain among the biggest investors in the world, with firms holding nearly $23 trillion (£14.5 trillion) of assets at the end of 2009. Firms have begun a switch to emerging markets, commodities, inflation-indexed bonds and property in place of equities, said the report. However, around $5.9 trillion, or just under a quarter, of total assets owned by insurance firms are still in the United States. Life and non-life insurers tend to differ in their investment choices, co-author David Laster said: “Non-life companies hold proportionally more cash and equities, while life companies hold more loans and fixed income instruments and less cash.” whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.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.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Share 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 PastSerendipity 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 Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Center Global market slump to lift insurance fees Tags: NULLlast_img read more

US economic data boosts stocks

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL John Dunne Share US economic data boosts stocks whatsappcenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily 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 ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemUndo Wednesday 24 November 2010 12:30 pm Show Comments ▼ US stocks climbed today after data on the labour market and consumer spending signalled the economy was on an upswing.US consumer spending rose for a fourth straight month and a key inflation gauge was at a record low, while jobless claims fell more than expected, the government reported.A private survey found US consumer sentiment rose to its highest level since June.The data helped lift stocks, which had fallen nearly three per cent since early November after hitting a two-year high. Markets fell sharply yesterday on concerns over European debt and tensions on the Korean Peninsula.“Now you are getting good economic data, and you have a tug of war going on here between an improving economy and geopolitical events,” said Paul Mendelsohn, chief investment strategist at Windham Financial Services in Charlotte, Vermont.“The market is trying to determine how much weight to put on each one of these events.”The Dow Jones industrial average was up 101.79 points, or 0.92 percent, at 11,138.16. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was up 10.99 points, or 0.93 percent, at 1,191.72. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 33.99 points, or 1.36 percent, at 2,528.94.Wall Street was also boosted by upbeat results from upscale jeweler Tiffany & Co.Tiffany advanced 4.1 per cent to $60.68 (38p) after posting quarterly profit and sales that handily beat estimates and forecasting strong holiday sales.The S&P retail index gained 2.3 per cent on bullish prospects for retailers heading into the important holiday shopping season.Other data showed weakness still remained in the economy, as new durable goods orders had their largest decline in nearly two years and new U.S. single-family home sales fell unexpectedly in October.Trading volume was light ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday. last_img read more

CREDIT SUISSE

first_img James Leigh-Pemberton, 54, is managing director and chief executive of Credit Suisse UK, a role he took over in July 2008. He is responsible for developing the bank’s client relationships in private banking, investment banking and asset management in the UK. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Europe Middle East and Africa operating committee.Prior to assuming his current role, Leigh-Pemberton held senior positions within the Credit Suisse EMEA investment banking department, including serving as head of European investment banking, head of European equity capital markets and chairman of UK investment banking. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1994, following a 15-year career at SG Warburg Securities.In the past year Credit Suisse has advised on RBC’s acquisition of BlueBay, Axa’s sale of its UK unit to Resolution, Santander’s acquisition of 318 Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest branches, Telefonica’s acquisition of Brasilcel and the Heineken’s acquisition of Femsa.Alongside Leigh-Pemberton, Wood Group was advised by Tristran Lovegrove, director, UK investment banking. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndo KCS-content CREDIT SUISSE More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ Monday 13 December 2010 8:31 pm whatsapplast_img read more

Chinese ready to help euro

first_img Chinese ready to help euro 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 ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Tuesday 21 December 2010 8:35 pm 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 PastSerendipity 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.comDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm KCS-content center_img CHINA is willing to step in to prop up the euro “if necessary”, a Chinese minister said yesterday at the China-EU High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue. Vice-premier Wang Qishan (pictured) said that China would take “concerted action” to prevent the collapse of the main currency in Europe, which is the biggest importer of Chinese goods. Trade between the EU and China has grown by a third since last year, to $434bn so far this year. Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Rio Tinto closes in on £2.4bn deal for Riversdale

first_img Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 22 December 2010 2:28 am whatsapp 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 ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Rio Tinto closes in on £2.4bn deal for Riversdale whatsapp John Dunne Global miner Rio Tinto is finalising a $3.8bn (£2.4bn) takeover bid for Africa-focussed Riversdale, according to sources, upping an earlier offer as it seeks to gain key coking coal supplies amid soaring demand from India and China.Rio Tinto is locked in talks with Australian-listed Riversdale Mining over a A$16 per share takeover offer, Reuters sources said.Shares in Riversdale, which said earlier this month it was talking to Rio about a A$15 per share offer, were placed in a trading halt earlier in the week after media speculation over an offer.Spokesmen for both Riversdale and Rio Tinto declined to comment.A successful bid for Mozambique-based Riversdale would give it access to what is expected to be the world’s second-largest coal exporting market in coming years.Rio is currently underweight in the commodity. Its large reserves of thermal coking coal have relatively low costs and are well situated to serve China and India’s booming markets.“With Mozambique emerging as a potentially substantial supplier, the trend will obviously be upwards if you’re talking about Africa as a whole,” said Andrew Harrington, an analyst with Patersons Securities in Sydney. Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

William Hill in lift from online betting profit

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL Wednesday 19 January 2011 7:36 pm Share William Hill in lift from online betting profit Show Comments ▼ BOOKMAKER William Hill has said its annual operating profits are set to be at the top end of forecasts.It reported strong revenue growth in the final three months of 2010, in part thanks to a big jump in online business.Web-related revenue grew by a quarter compared with a year earlier, while retail revenue rose by eight per cent despite the bad weather over the Christmas period.The bookmaker said full-year operating profits would be about £275m, up from £258.6m in 2009.Chief executive Ralph Topping said: “This is a strong performance and I am delighted that, in particular, our online business and the gaming machines in our shops continue to see encouraging revenue growth during [the period].“Our continual technological developments in what is a fast-changing industry have underpinned growth.”The group added that it would now be closing its telephone business in the UK in February, having previously said it would do so in the fourth quarter of 2010. William Hill said in June last year, it would be establishing a new telephone betting operation offshore in Gibraltar. More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

Hannam left out in the cold for Glencore IPO

first_imgMonday 7 March 2011 8:35 pm Hannam left out in the cold for Glencore IPO Tags: NULL KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute BANKERS are already salivating over the sizeable fees associated with the upcoming flotation of the Swiss-based commodities group Glencore.The IPO, if it goes ahead (some think it may yet stumble), will be listed in London and Hong Kong and will bring in fees of £300m-plus to a group of banks that is likely to be led by Citi, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.Absent from the pack will be JP Morgan and Ian Hannam, the man many regard as the doyen of the mining sector as far as corporate financiers are concerned. Hannam’s issue is that he has been a long-term adviser of Xstrata and its chief executive Mick Davis.Glencore owns a 34.5 per cent stake in Xstrata and many expect the two to be in merger talks shortly after Glencore floats, if not before, ruling Hannam offside.Conflicts such as these are a measure of success, JP Morgan would say, but must be frustrating all the same, especially since the bank was recently excluded from advising on the LSE merger with TMX because of its work for Deutsche Boerse on its deal with Nasdaq.The mining sector, in particular, throws up many conflicts because it is dominated by a few large powerful groupings. “When you’re corporate broker to as many people as JP is, then you’re going to be conflicted from time to time,” said one banking source yesterday. Just a shame that the conflict comes on two of the biggest deals so far this year.Hannam, though, won’t be out there begging for work exactly. He’s currently leading the reconstruction of Nat Rothschild’s ambitious coal mining group Vallar, which yesterday completed the first leg of its merger with the Indonesian mining group Bumi, and most resources groups in town seek his advice, when he isn’t conflicted.CVAs and KPMGKPMG’s restructuring head Richard Fleming has invoked the fury of some JJB landlords by proposing a creditors’ voluntary agreement that will hopefully save the sports retail group from administration.Some landlords are unhappy about being paid just 55 per cent of their current rent if their premises happen to be one of the 97 stores that JJB feel aren’t working. But, as Fleming points out, the alternative is administration, and he’s confident creditors will back the scheme at a meeting in two weeks’ time. Meanwhile, his team will soon be bolstered by the recruitment of Colin Haig from PwC. [email protected] More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding 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.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Sharelast_img read more

Investors turn to ISAs to save cash from tax

first_img KCS-content whatsapp Thursday 10 March 2011 7:57 pm More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org CONSUMERS are turning to equity Individual Savings Accounts?(ISAs) in a show of strength for the product. Seventy per cent of investors believe it is important to take out a stocks and shares ISA each year, according to the Investment Management Association (IMA).One third of investors also planned to invest the maximum £10,200 an equity ISA allows for this tax year.It also found investors flocked to the products after chancellor Alistair Darling upped the allowance from £7,200 in order to encourage saving.Families with young children and 35-54 year olds were the most likely to take out an equity ISA.IMA chief executive Richard Saunders said: “The product has been enjoying something of a comeback in the last couple of years when we look at our sales numbers.“With the crisis and onset of recession people have been saving more, bank interest rates are low as well, so bank deposits aren’t as attractive.” whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Investors turn to ISAs to save cash from tax Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Markets tank on Libya and sovereign worries

first_img Markets tank on Libya and sovereign worries Thursday 10 March 2011 8:59 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Share whatsapp INVESTORS deserted stock markets yesterday as a triple whammy of sovereign debt fears, poor US and Chinese economic data and fears over escalating levels of violence in the Middle East and Libya hit confidence.Traders described the day as “a catalyst of negative sentiment” that caused a market rout and left the FTSE at a five-week low, down 1.55 per cent at 5,845. US markets also slumped with the Dow Jones experiencing its worst day in seven months, closing down 1.87 per cent to 11,984.61. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed 1.89 per cent lower at 1,295.1.The rout in Europe started after Moody’s downgrade of Spain’s credit rating from Aa1 to Aa2 caused fears over the return of the sovereign debt crisis. The rating agency warned Spain had severely underestimated the cost of recapitalising its banks.Continuing violence across Libya also weighed on markets, with fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi intensifying across the country.Gaddafi’s second son Saif al-Islam warned that his father was preparing full-scale military action to crush the rebellion and would never surrender even if the West invaded. EU leaders however failed to reach agreement on how to deal with Gaddafi. France and Britain jointly called on the European Union to recognise the rebel council based in Benghazi. But US and Germany continued to block French and UK proposals for a no-fly zone. Oil prices fell back despite the violence as news that China posted a $7.3bn trade deficit in February, its first in more than a year, stoked fears that its economic growth may have peaked. Brent crude traded at about $115. KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

UK GDP revised up in fourth quarter 2010

first_img whatsapp The UK economy contracted by slightly less in the final three months of 2010 than originally estimated, due to upward revisions to a range of sectors.The Office for National Statistics revised fourth-quarter GDP growth upwards to an 0.5 per cent fall, up from its most recent previous estimate of -0.6 per cent.The new figure is still the biggest decline since the second quarter of 2009, though.The annual rate of growth was unrevised at 1.5 per cent. The ONS said the coldest December in 100 years had knocked 0.5 percentage points off UK GDP, and that growth would have been flat without the adverse weather.The services sector and the construction sector both suffered their biggest contractions since the second quarter of 2009, when Britain’s economy was deep in recession. House hold expenditure also suffered its biggest fall since then.However, industrial output grew at its fastest pace since the second quarter of 2010. alison.lock Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga 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 ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaUndoHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndo Tags: NULLcenter_img Tuesday 29 March 2011 6:59 am whatsapp Show Comments ▼ UK GDP revised up in fourth quarter 2010 Sharelast_img read more

PAINFUL TRANSITION FOR HOUSING MARKET

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNews SharperGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72News SharperTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco RelishZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalBetterBeUse Vinegar For These Home Hacks, Watch What HappensBetterBeDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionGameday NewsNFL Hall Of Famers Who Probably Don’t Deserve To Be In CantonGameday News KCS-content Share BRITAIN’S housing market is undergoing a “painful transition” in adapting to weaker credit conditions, Bank of England rate-setter David Miles said yesterday. Demand for housing is lagging following the end of “unsustainable” levels of mortgage debt availability, Miles said. Speaking at the Home Builders Federation conference, Miles said that first-time buyers would adapt to save more for deposits, although this “may take some years.” PAINFUL TRANSITION FOR HOUSING MARKET whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Thursday 31 March 2011 7:20 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

China battles rising prices

first_img China battles rising prices 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 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 KCS-content Sunday 17 April 2011 11:26 pm Share whatsapp whatsapp FEARS over inflation in China stoked yet another rise in the amount that banks are forced to hand over as reserves yesterday.The reserve ratio requirement (RRR) was hiked by 0.5 per cent to 20.5 per cent last night, to be effective from 21 April. It marked the fourth 0.5 per cent increase in the RRR this year, and seventh since November.Some economists expect the Chinese authorities to continue monetary tightening to offset excessive liquidity and stubbornly high inflation.“The first-quarter GDP shows that the whole economy is good, so there is still space for tightening,” said Lin Songli, an economist with Guosen Securities in Beijing.The rise came a day after central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan said that tightening will stay on the agenda for “some time.”And last week, Premier Wen Jiabao signaled a hawkish stance for the coming months, saying that the government would use all tools at its disposal to wrestle inflation under control.The RRR hike will will lock up about 350bn yuan (£32.8bn) of cash that banks would otherwise be able to lend. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

William Hill renews with World Darts Championship

first_img William Hill has extended a deal to remain as title sponsor of the World Darts Championship Marketing & affiliates AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 6th June 2018 | By contenteditor William Hill renews with World Darts Championship Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter William Hill has extended a deal to remain as title sponsor of the World Darts Championship. The agreement will run through to the 2022 tournament. William Hill has backed the Professional Darts Corporation’s (PDC) showpiece event since 2015 and previously sponsored the Grand Slam of Darts from 2011-2014. The 2018-19 edition of the event will feature a record £2.5m (€2.9m/$3.3m) in prize money, including £500,000 for the overall winner, as well as a record 92 competitors. Barry Hearn, chairman of event organiser the Professional Darts Corporation, said: “The backing of our great sponsors at William Hill and worldwide broadcasters led by Sky Sports has been matched by the incredible interest from fans who flock to Alexandra Palace every Christmas and watch around the globe. “The World Championship has grown year-on-year in the decade since our move from the Circus Tavern to Alexandra Palace, which is the perfect home for such a prestigious event. “Our worldwide growth, in particular through our affiliated tours, has seen greater interest than ever for spots from around the globe as emerging players battle to compete on the biggest stage in darts.”Related article: Hills to open new Malta office ahead of Brexit Email Addresslast_img read more

Italy presses ahead with online gambling ad ban

first_img Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The new Italian government is pressing ahead with plans to ban advertising for online betting services after the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Luigi Di Maio, issued a so-called ‘dignity decree’.As part of the decree, there will be a “prohibition of gambling advertising”, said Di Maio, who is the leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, the biggest political party in the coalition government since the country’s general election in March.The government had also previously said that it would impose “strict limits on forms of gambling that allow repeated bets”, as well as a “complete ban” on gambling-related sponsorships.The government also aims to cut the number of gambling terminals by one-third, but Di Maio, who is also the Minister for Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies, has said that the crackdown on the industry will begin with advertising.However, he has also insisted that he does not wish to ban gambling in its entirety.In April, Italian regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) received online gambling licence applications from 80 operators. Some companies opted to put forward separate applications for multiple licenses, with the fee for each licence set at €200,000 ($250,000).Bet365, PokerStars, Luckia, Videoslots and Lottomatica were among the brands to have submitted an application, with the new licences scheduled to be valid until December 31, 2022.Related article: Italy names online gaming licence applicants Tags: Online Gambling Italy presses ahead with online gambling ad ban Topics: Marketing & affiliates 15th June 2018 | By contenteditor New Italian government to press ahead with plans to ban advertising for online betting services after Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio issued a so-called ‘dignity decree’ Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Marketing & affiliates Email Addresslast_img read more

New York set to miss out on sports betting in 2018

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 18th June 2018 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance New York is unlikely to legalise sports betting this year, according to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. Speaking to reporters, Heastie said he was unsure if the process to advance the bill to the next stage would be complete in time. Earlier this month, New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow submitted a bill for the potential legalisation of sports betting, pledging to pay a ‘royalty’ to sports leagues. However, in order to pass this year, the Assembly would have to vote on it before the state legislature adjourns its session on Wednesday this week. If this not completed in time, the bill would be put on hold until the next session, which is not due to take place until 2019. “I don’t know if a week is enough,” Heastie said, according to Casino,org. “Sometimes that can be a lifetime. But the broad spectrum of concerns members raised, I don’t know if that can be resolved.” However, in an effort to speed up the process, both Pretlow and State Senator John Bonacic are adding a number of amendments to the bill. These changes include lowering the proposed integrity fee on wagers on league games from 0.25% to 0.15%, as well as limiting licensees to only operating a single online sports betting platform. Pretlow told Buffalo News: “I think that there’s time to convince people sitting on the fence. “I also think the governor might want to take credit for this but I don’t think we’re getting that much support [from the governor’s office].” The news comes after New Jersey last week began accepting the first sports bets under new laws in the state.Related article: New Jersey prepares for today’s sports betting launch Regions: US New York Email Addresscenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter New York is unlikely to legalise sports betting this year, according to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting New York set to miss out on sports betting in 2018last_img read more

DraftKings betting on NJ launch for NFL season

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter DraftKings betting on NJ launch for NFL season AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 18th July 2018 | By contenteditor Atlantic City casinos signal intent with betting applications DraftKings’ sports betting platform is set for go in New Jersey in time for the NFL season after its state partner, Resorts Casino, submitted its licence application ahead of Monday’s deadline. Atlantic City’s casinos have put their money on sports betting after applying en masse for New Jersey licences in time for the deadline given by the authorities, who want to be able to scrutinise submissions before the NFL season starts in early September.Mobile and online betting should also be live in New Jersey well before the football begins.Of the nine casinos in the east coast’s gaming capital, just the Borgata – by far the city’s biggest gambling establishment – and Ocean Resorts, which is partnered with William Hill, have launched sports betting since it was legalised last month.More than $16m (£12.2m/€13.8m) was wagered in the state in the first two weeks of operations after launch on June 14. Resorts Casino partnered with DraftKings last month, announcing plans to launch a sports betting app along with a web-based platform. A flurry of other properties hurried to submit their documents with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement by Monday.Indeed, the only casino that does not appear to have submitted a bid is the Tropicana, which is in the process of being sold to Eldorado Resorts. The deal, announced earlier this year, is due to complete by the end of the year.Eldorado did not respond to an emailed request by iGamingBusiness.com over its plans for the Tropicana, which is the state’s second biggest casino in terms of total gaming revenue.According to the Associated Press, the Golden Nugget and Caesars’ three properties – Caesar’s Harrah’s and Bally’s – have applied for in-person and mobile sports betting.Hard Rock, which is partnered with Bet365, is awaiting approval of its application.  Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Regions: US New Jersey Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

Madame Destiny by Pragmatic Play

first_img Set in a caravan nestled deep in a moonlit forest, the 3×5 game features all manner of mystical symbols, including tarot cards, candles and black cats. Madame Destiny herself can use her powers of divination to substitute for any other symbol, applying a 2x multiplier to any winning lines the symbol appears in. The crystal ball scatter symbol triggers the free spins feature when three land on the reels. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Madame Destiny by Pragmatic Play 25th July 2018 | By Aaron Noy Topics: Casino & games Slots AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Set in a caravan nestled deep in a moonlit forest, the 3×5 game features all manner of mystical symbols, including tarot cards, candles and black cats.Madame Destiny herself can use her powers of divination to substitute for any other symbol, applying a 2x multiplier to any winning lines the symbol appears inThe crystal ball scatter symbol triggers the free spins feature when three land on the reels.Click here to play a demo of the game! Email Address Casino & gameslast_img read more

Q&A: Robert Brassai

first_img iGaming Business: You are now an established trainer for the Totally Gaming Academy. How did you get into the industry training game?Robert Brassai: By accident really. I ran into Lucien Wijsman at a gaming show last year when I’d just started my casino consultancy and he asked me if I would be interested in delivering the table games course, which had no owner at the time. I said yes, seeing an opportunity to do something different from what I was used to and spread some of the knowledge I have accumulated during my career.You are known for running the Table Games Masterclass for TGA, but will be tutoring a new course, Gaming For Non-Gaming Personnel, at ICE Africa. What is the thinking behind this launch? This is a pilot project to see if there is interest among operators to bring their non-gaming staff closer to gaming operations by teaching them the fundamental principles of the industry. Most casinos tend to teach these employees the bare minimum they need to carry out their functions, but giving them an insight into the whys and hows of what makes a casino tick would result in tighter cooperation between the different departments, more engaged employees and ultimately a better guest experience.Is gaming casting its net wide enough to capture talent pools from outside of the industry? If it isn’t, are there any particular sectors/specialisms it would particularly benefit from tapping into? The principal gaming roles are very much experience based, so people tend to work their way up to become a tables shift manager or surveillance manager, for example. There are new roles that have a significant impact on the bottom line of a casino that are now mostly recruited from outside the industry. There are numerous examples of data analysts, marketing staff, finance people, etc. being employed in casinos without them having previous experience in the industry. There is certainly a lot of talent out there and the industry would benefit in the long run by shaking up the established matrix of roles and letting new views and thoughts shape the future.Around which main themes/ pillars/theories will the course be organised, and how will these feed into the course and the main takeaways for participants? This one-day course aims to show participants the basic working functions of a casino, the reasons for why things work as they do, how procedures and processes need to be respected for the common benefit of all, what makes casino patrons tick and how best to provide them with the services they deserve.Compared with slots, table games are widely seen as a neglected area of the online product offer. What can be done to address this, broaden their appeal and drive more revenue for operators from table games? The magic of live games is in the actual interaction of the customer with the gaming staff and other patrons. It’s a very specific player profile and their needs are difficult to satisfy in an online environment. While a typical slot player would have a very similar experience in a casino or on their tablet playing the same game, most table players wouldn’t find playing Blackjack on a computer giving them the same buzz. Live dealer online casinos are an improvement, though, and there is more and more demand for these. Proxy betting, on the other hand, could bring the experience as close as possible to live gaming, but is only allowed in a very few jurisdictions for obvious reasons. Virtual reality may help online gaming companies broaden their live games portfolio in the future, but as it stands now, their target audience is not exactly tech-savvy.What do you think have been the game-changing developments in the gaming industry over the course of your career? The biggest game-changer by far has been the birth of online gambling. While visiting casinos has always been the privilege of the rich and well-off middle classes in developed countries, with the appearance of online betting, literally anyone can place a bet, be it on a slot machine, a sports game or any other form of gambling.How do you see the opening of the US sports betting industry post-PASPA impacting the areas of gaming you work in? I specialise in land-based casinos, and I don’t believe this development in the US will have any significant effect on brick-andmortar casinos. There has been a serious illicit sports betting industry in the US and in some other countries, and this decision should hurt them the most. I think we all agree it is for the better. As in the case of land-based casinos, which saw their client base widen after the proliferation of online betting possibilities, in the long run legal sports betting possibilities in most US states will bring with them a broader acceptance of this form of gambling and higher profits for the operators.What do you see as the major challenges ahead for the gaming industry over the next 12 to 18 months? The global economy has been booming for almost 10 years now, and while it has never been healthier and there are no signs of a crisis around the corner, statistically it could happen at any moment. If it did, it could plunge the industry into recession. Investors have never been more confident, and new Integrated Casino Resorts are opening up, constantly raising the stakes. Too many companies are betting on the lucrative Chinese market, which being politically sensitive could very quickly turn the fortunes of these companies around. There will also be quite a few legal challenges, with responsible gaming gaining ground in more and more countries. Think of the new UK FOBT ruling, for instance.Course outline: Gaming for non-gaming personnelIntroduction to casinos • What sets gaming apart from other hospitality disciplines? • The general working order of a casino • Casino departments and the way they collaborate • Casino languageThe casino customer • Why are they special? • The mind of a gambler • Different player segments and their habits • Servicing casino players • Customers’ special needs • Unusual situations you might have to handleIntroduction to casino procedures • Timeliness • Discipline • Money handling • Information sharing • The role of casino surveillanceUpcoming TGA events:Gaming For Non-Gaming Personnel, 23 October, JohannesburgTotally Gaming Summit, 14-15 November, LondonTotallygamingacademy.com 26th September 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sense4Gaming’s Robert  Brassai tells iGB about his new role with the Totally Gaming Academy and offers his thoughts on the challenges facing the industry over the next year Topics: Casino & games Strategy Tags: Online Gamblingcenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Q&A: Robert Brassai Email Addresslast_img read more

Regulatory changes hit CMC Markets profits in H1

first_img CMC Markets has blamed regulatory changes across Europe, low market volatility and range-bound markets for a decline in revenue and profit during the first half of its financial year. Total revenue amounted to £84.2m (€95m/$108.4m) in the six months ended September 30, down from £102.4m in the same period last year. This decline was followed by an increase in operating expenses, which rose 6% year-on-year to £62.7m. CMC said this was due in part to efforts to expand the capacity of its stockbroking business through its white label partnership with the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group. This was partially offset by capitalisation related to the ANZ project, as well as lower discretionary performance incentives. The company warned it is likely operating costs will increase again in the second half due to higher operating expenses within the stockbroking business, but this will be partially offset by lower costs in the CFD business. CEO Peter Cruddas said: “Whilst trading in the first quarter outperformed the same period last year, as previously announced, the second quarter was particularly difficult. “Volatility was low, and unusually the majority of asset classes traded in tight ranges. This was further compounded by the impact of European regulatory change that came into force on August 1. As a result, overall profit after tax was significantly lower than the same period last year.” In June, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the financial regulator for the European Union, adopted new measures for the provision of contracts for difference (CFDs) and binary options. ESMA implemented the first set of rules in July, whereby companies now face a probation on the marketing, distribution or sale of binary options to retail investors. In August, restrictions were introduced regarding the marketing, distribution or sale of CFDs to retail investors.These include leverage limits on opening positions; a margin close out rule on a per account basis; a negative balance protection on accounts; preventing CFD providers from using incentives; and a risk warning delivered in a standardised way. This contributed to a sharp decline in profit after tax, which fell from £29.8m in the first half of 2017 to £7.2m this year. Finance costs for the period increased from £467,000 to £693,000. However, Cruddas says that there regulatory changes will ultimately benefit CMC’s business in the medium- to long-term. He said: “I continue to believe that in the medium-term CMC will benefit from the changes made by the European regulators, as clients move to quality well-regulated providers, and we are beginning to see evidence that average retail client tenure is extending following the implementation.” 22nd November 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address Tags: Binary Options and Forex Spread Betting Revenue falls to £84.2m in first half of financial derivatives trader’s financial year Financecenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regulatory changes hit CMC Markets profits in H1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Financelast_img read more

Sticking point

first_img10th April 2019 | By Stephen Carter In May, the current 72-hour window for GB-licensed operators to verify the age and ID of new customers will close with all free-play games also requiring age verification. Luke Eales assesses the likely impact on affiliate marketersOn 7 February, the Gambling Commission announced a consultation response on age and identity verification, which included making new age verification checks a prominent feature on UK licensed operators’ to-do lists.Affiliates can be forgiven if this news went under their radar, given that it landed in the middle of a busy Thursday at the London Affiliate Conference. But with the short timelines involved, it’s essential to get up to speed with this change and what it could mean for your affiliate business.In simple terms, operators will no longer have a 72-hour window in which to verify the age and ID of their new customers – they will need to do it before the customer is able to deposit. Restrictions are also being introduced to free-play games; these too will require age verification as they are seen as an invitation to gamble. It’s a significant change for operators and, from the date of the announcement, they have just three months to become compliant. D-day is fast approaching, then, but what does this all mean for affiliates?Impacts on conversion funnel Affiliates and operators alike are justifiably focused on conversion rate optimisation – removing friction and fast-tracking the user to purchase in the pursuit of greater ROI.The UKGC’s changes place a potentially significant new hurdle into that conversion flow, which, depending on how seamlessly operators handle them, could result in a quite different-looking conversion pipeline.Changes to the number of registrations Now that free-play games at operator sites will be available exclusively to registered users who have verified their age, anyone looking to test out a demo slot or roulette table will first have to jump through extra hoops. This could increase the quantity of registrations generated by operators as free-play offerings become the preserve of ‘customers’ rather than ‘browsers’.It will, however, likely reduce the total engagement with free-play games – yes, to under-18s as intended, but also to over-18s who aren’t necessarily willing to sign up and verify themselves.On the other hand, a countering force on registration volume will be the lack of a ‘try before you buy’ hook, which will make operator sites less sticky to casual visitors and less effective at selling the merits of their respective game libraries.We reviewed 30 different operator sites listed on the slots section at TopRatedCasinos and 11 were still using free-play demos without registration as a prominent part of their UX.The extent to which these two opposing forces balance out from an affiliate’s perspective will likely be driven by the nature of their traffic: conversion rates of traffic with lower real-money intent may feel an impact, while higher intent users ready to deposit may be less fussed about the lack of accessible free-play games and continue to enter the registration flow at good rates.The exact nature of the age verification process is still to be determined, with the UKGC thus far not giving specific guidance on how to implement. As a result, we can expect to see significant variation between operators, at least until methods become refined and standardised.Changes in conversion from registration to deposit Affiliates should expect to see their registration-deposit conversion rates drop, as the pool of registrants becomes diluted by free-players. Again, this is likely to apply more to lower intent affiliates than those with more of a real money focus.Those with intent to gamble with real money may also reach the point of deposit at a lower rate, depending on how the operator implements the new checks.One comment in the consultation response expected “seven-figure” losses as a result of newly created customer on-boarding friction, which may not be an exaggeration for the very largest of operators. This effect may be compounded for affiliates who rely on customers with hard deadlines – sport being the obvious example. Again, depending on exactly how the age verification process looks, it may be tricky to claim a sign-up offer and lock in your bet five minutes before three o’clock on a Saturday afternoon.Impacts on SEO free-play demand fulfilment Google search volume data tells us that tens of thousands of UK casino players are looking for free/demo/practice versions of slots, roulette, blackjack and most other game types.This demand is often filled by affiliates – notably, NetEnt’s very own free-play affiliate product – and the underlying user search behaviour is unlikely to change any time soon. The question is, how will it be met? The UKGC consultation response is clear in stating that the new restrictions only apply within their remit, i.e. to licensees. The wording is slightly ambiguous though, restricting access to “any free-to-play versions of gambling games that the licensee may make available”.The provenance of the free-play games themselves may be taken into consideration as all demos of licensed games tend to be made available by a licensee to some extent. If the interpretation is this broad, then we can expect free-play versions of popular casino games to disappear from affiliates too. Maybe they will be replaced with made-for-demo or social gaming experiences that bear no link to any licensee, thus cutting any ties to the UKGC, which does not currently regulate affiliates. An alternative would be for affiliates to create a kind of ‘light’ age verification/gating system, which would at least show a willingness to reduce exposure to under-18s.This could also be part of a customer retention and data marketing strategy by the affiliate, where demo-seekers, at the very least, are required to hand over their registration details (of course, ensuring GDPR compliance is maintained). Player value An additional benefit touted by UKGC of early age verification is that, when the time comes to withdraw, punters can look forward to a fast and smooth payment. The hoops have already been jumped through. This would undoubtedly be good for the user, as withdrawals are a common point of frustration. However, the withdrawal process is unlikely to become totally pain-free from 7 May.Enhanced due diligence (EDD), anti-money laundering (AML) and other checks are still required and will, in most cases, stand in between the player and withdrawing their bankroll. The result could actually be increased stickiness and retention. This is because once a player is verified and ready to go, they may find new bookie offers less appealing, as they would need to verify age again before depositing. Friction could increase for new sign-ups but also remains on exit.Additionally, some operators are expecting fraud savings to boost value, as player abuse is more effectively combatted from the very start.Summary for affiliates Affiliates who don’t host free-play games should keep a close eye on their conversion funnel after these changes come into force and get a clear understanding of how their operators will integrate age verification into their conversion flow. Those who do will have more to think about: namely, how to ensure they can continue to satisfy searcher intent for demo content while also satisfying their operator partners and the Gambling Commission itself. Free-play affiliate strategy in the UK will certainly look different by the end of this year.The UK’s regulatory pendulum continues to swing, but a changeable landscape often unearths new opportunities. Affiliates must keep a close eye out for them.Luke Eales is founder & CEO at Seven Star Digital, a London-based igaming affiliate company with a significant UK presence via the TopRatedCasinos comparison brand. Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliatescenter_img Sticking point Tags: Online Gambling Email Address In May, the current 72-hour window for GB-licensed operators to verify the age and ID of new customers will close with all free-play games also requiring age verification. Luke Eales assesses the likely impact on affiliate marketerslast_img read more

BGC to take over Senet Group’s duties from 8 April

first_img6th April 2020 | By contenteditor Senet Group, the responsible gambling body formed by a quartet of high street bookmakers, is to hand over all assets and responsibilities to the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), effective 8 April.  “I would like to thank the Senet board, headed by Gillian Wilmot, and the team led by Sarah Hanratty for their hard work, dedication and the legacy they leave through the Safer Gambling Commitments, which provide a roadmap for raising standards across our industry,” she said. “We look forward to building on that work.”Once the BGC takes over Senet’s assets and responsibilities, MOSES is to become an independent entity, similar to the online self-exclusion system Gamstop.Gamstop was originally owned by the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), a predecessor to the BGC, before ownership for its controlling body, the National Online Self Exclusion Scheme (NOSES) was transferred to its directors in September last year.Gamstop has since become mandatory for all British licensees, from 31 March, with two operators currently under investigation by the Gambling Commission for failing to integrate with the system. Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Senet Group, the responsible gambling body formed by a quartet of high street bookmakers, is to hand over all assets and responsibilities to the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), effective 8 April. This will see the BGC effectively become the driving force of industry efforts to raise standards and improve player protection across all products and channels.Senet was first established in September 2014 by Ladbrokes, William Hill, Gala Coral and Paddy Power to develop a self-regulatory framework for leading operators and suppliers. It manages the Multi Operator Self Exclusion Scheme (MOSES) retail self-exclusion scheme, and came up with the “When the Fun Stops, Stop” message that was rolled out across the country.“The collaborative ethos at the heart of the new Betting and Gaming Council now offers the opportunity to combine resources to deliver safer gambling initiatives at scale,” Senet Group chair Gillian Wilmot said. “It is vital that the industry is at the core of solutions to protect its customers.“Senet’s role in bringing the industry together and leading initiatives to protect its customers and secure its own sustainable future has added significant value.”Its membership significantly expanded beyond that initial four, and the group was the instigator of the package of safer gambling commitments developed through cross-sector collaboration, and ultimately announced by the BGC in November 2019.This saw operators agree to five core commitments: to prevent underage gambling and protect young people, increase support for treatment of gambling harm, strengthen and expand codes of practice for advertising and marketing, protect and empower our customers, and promote a culture of safer gambling.BGC chair Brigid Simmonds praised Senet Group for pioneering the cross-sector collaborative approach that ultimately led to the establishment of the council.center_img Email Address BGC to take over Senet Group’s duties from 8 April Regions: UK & Ireland Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliancelast_img read more

NeoGames prices $81.7m IPO

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 19th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison The initial public offering, which sees NeoGames shares begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Market today (19 November), consisted of 2.6m ordinary shares sold by the company, and 2.2m ordinary shares offered by selling shareholders.  The company, when first announcing plans for the listing, said it anticipated generating up to $90m through the offering. NeoGames prices $81.7m IPO Online lottery Regions: US Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: NeoGames Nasdaq AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Lottery Online lottery Online lottery solutions provider NeoGames raised $81.7m through initial public offering, after selling 4.8m shares, priced at $17.00 apiece. While the supplier had initially expected to raise $72m by selling the shares priced in the range of $14 to $16, the higher pricing meant generated proceeds that were 13.5% higher than anticipated.  The supplier has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 721,128 ordinary shares at the initial public offering price.  Email Addresslast_img read more

Covid-19 cuts Melco revenue by 69.9% in 2020

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Its Macau and Philippines propers were worst affected. In Macau, travel bans, restrictions and quarantine requirements on visitors to and from the special administrative region slashed tourism and visitation. Covid-19 cuts Melco revenue by 69.9% in 2020 As with the majority of land-based operators, Melco saw the sharp decline in revenue accompanied by a slower drop in outgoings for the year. Total operating expenses for 2020 were down 46.5% at $2.67bn, resulting in the business swinging from an operating profit of $747.7m in 2019 to a $940.6m loss.  Two key development projects have already been pushed back as a result. The second phase of construction to expand Studio City will require additional work, while it has been granted additional time to complete work on the City of Dreams Mediterranean in Cyprus.  However, restrictions on Macau have been slowly lifted since September 2020, when the Chinese government reinstated the individual visa scheme for the island. It was not until 23 February that the final quarantine requirements – for Shijiazhuang in Hebei province and Suihua in Heilongjiang province – were lifted.  “Due to Covid-19, the process in Japan has been delayed and remains complex but has renewed momentum as jurisdictions are again initiating RFP processes. We will continue to be patient as we evaluate the landscape to ensure that Melco pursues the right opportunity that takes advantage of Melco’s core strengths to drive strong value creation.” None of its Macau properties – the Altira, City of Dreams or Studio City – had an occupancy rate greater than 36% for the year.  In the Philippines, operations were badly affected by an enhanced community quarantine that ran until 30 November 2020.  Tags: Melco Resorts & Entertainment Revenue from entertainment, retail and other sources was the smallest segment for the year, at $58.1m, though this also experienced the smallest year-on-year decline.  Ho added that the operator remained committed to bidding for an integrated resort licence in Japan.  Full-year revenue for the Asian gaming giant declined 69.9% to $1.73bn (£1.24bn/€1.43bn), with all of its venues closed as a result of Covid-19 for significant parts of the year and facing restrictions after reopening.  Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Full year results 2020 Q4 results 2020 Results 2020 This followed a fourth quarter that Melco chairman and chief executive Laurence Ho said showed a “moderate recovery” in business operations. However, revenue for the three months to 31 December was still down 63.6% year-on-year at $528.0m.  When items such as depreciation and amortisation, share-based compensation and developments costs were factored back in, as well as fees and levies, loss before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA loss) came to $177.3m.  Financial expenses rose year-on-year to $517.0m, which resulted in a pre-tax loss of $1.46bn. This was reduced slightly by a $2.9m income tax benefit and a $191.1m contribution from Melco’s share of non-controlling interests’ profits, for a full-year net loss of $1.26bn.  Hotel rooms accounted for $108.6m of Melco’s 2020 revenue, down 69.0%, while food and beverage revenue declined 68.3% to $74.5m.  Email Address Operating expenses, meanwhile, dropped 47.3% to $672.8m, for an operating loss of $144.8m. However Q4 EBITDA remained positive, at $43.6m, though this was still down significantly from 2019’s $383.2m total.  Full year results 2020 Looking ahead, Melco said it was difficult to say how or when it would recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. This, it explained, would be affected by multiple variables, from effective vaccination programmes, to new strains of the virus, to declines in the share of individuals’ discretionary income allocated to gaming. Financial outgoings were down year-on-year, at $87.8m, for a pre-tax loss of $232.6m. This was reduced to a net loss of $199.7m after an income tax charge and a share of profits from non-controlling interests were factored in. Melco Resorts and Entertainment has reported a significant year-on-year decline in revenue and a $1.26bn net loss for 2020, a year that saw its operations hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This was comprised largely of gaming revenue, which made up $440.4m of the total, down 64.7%. Hotel rooms accounted for a further $41.4m, with $26.5m coming from food and beverage, and $19.7m from entertainment, retail and other sources.  Regions: Asia China Philippines Macau Southern Europe Cyprus During this time its City of Dreams Manila property has been conducting a trial run of gaming and hospitality operations since 19 June, which is ongoing. Its occupancy rate, at 53%, was significantly better than Melco’s Macau properties, though still well down from 2019’s 98% rate.  26th February 2021 | By Robin Harrison Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “We believe our focus on the Asian premium segment, a portfolio of high-quality assets, devotion to craftsmanship, dedication to world-class entertainment offerings, market-leading social safeguard systems, established track record of successful partnerships, culture of exceptional guest service, and a continuing commitment to employee development puts Melco in a strong position to help Japan realize the vision of developing an exceptional IR with a uniquely Japanese touch,” Ho explained.  Gaming operations in Cyprus, meanwhile, were subject to a new regional lockdown from 12 November, which has since been extended nationwide. Melco’s operations in Paphos and Limassol remain shuttered at the time of writing.  As a result operating revenue was down across the board. Casino’s contribution remained the largest at $1.47bn, though also saw the largest year-on-year decline, falling 70.4% below 2019’s total.  That was originally required to be completed by 31 December 2021, though that has been pushed back to 30 September, 2022 by the government of Cyprus. last_img read more

Mississippi sports betting revenue more than doubles in February

first_img The Mississippi Gaming Commission has reported a 119.1% year-on-year rise in sports betting revenue in January to $4.6m, while handle in the US state also increased by 38.6%. Coastal casinos again proved the most popular with consumers, as revenue from these facilities reached $2.7m in February, with players spending $34.7m at their retail sportsbooks. Finance Read the full story on iGB North America. Basketball was the sport of choice for consumers at coastal casinos, with $21.5m spent and casinos turning $1.3m in revenue. Football also proved popular, partly due to the NFL’s Super Bowl in early February, with revenue reaching $251,941 off a handle of $6.0m. Revenue for the month amounted to $4.6m (£3.3m/€3.9m), up from $2.1m in the corresponding month last year, but down 49.5% from $9.1m in January of this year. Mississippi sports betting revenue more than doubles in February 19th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Email Address Regions: Mississippi Topics: Finance Sports betting Retail sports betting Tags: Revenue Handle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Players wagered a total of $47.8m on sports during February, which was higher than the $37.6m spent in the same month in 2020, but 29.4% lower than in the amount bet in January. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Paysafe goes public after completing Foley Trasimene merger

first_img31st March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher M&A AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Paysafe previously said that the merger, which was first announced in December of last year, would create a combined entity valued at $9.0bn (£6.5bn/€7.7bn). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The merger had been subject to approval from Foley Trasimene stockholders, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and other closing conditions. Foley added: “We are thrilled to complete this business combination with Paysafe and I am personally excited to continue to work with Philip, Blackstone, CVC and the entire board as we continue to execute against our plan for accelerated and profitable growth. “We are thrilled to complete this business combination with Paysafe and I am personally excited to continue to work with Philip, Blackstone, CVC and the entire board as we continue to execute against our plan for accelerated and profitable growth,” Foley said. Tags: Paysafe Foley Trasimene “Paysafe has the right assets, team and strategy in place to capitalise on a tremendous opportunity for long-term value creation in the payments industry, especially in iGaming which is really beginning to open up across the US.” William Foley, the founder and chairman of Foley Trasimene, will now serve as chairman of Paysafe’s newly formed board of directors, while Paysafe’s chief executive Philip McHugh will lead the business and its management team. “We’re excited to be embarking on the next stage of our growth journey as a public company.”center_img With the merger completed, Paysafe’s new board of directors will begin their terms. The 11-member board includes  Jim Murren, who was CEO of MGM Resorts International from December 2008 until February 2020, and Hilary Stewart-Jones, a UK lawyer that has assisted gambling companies and associated businesses since 1995 and has worked at law firm Harris Hagan. Paysafe goes public after completing Foley Trasimene merger “The closing of this transaction and our listing on the New York Stock Exchange is a huge milestone for Paysafe and getting to this point today is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team around the world,” McHugh said. William P. Foley, II will serve as the new chairman after his business, Cannae Holdings, invested $500m in the combination. As part of the deal, Cannae received 54,294,395 common shares and 8,134,067 warrants of Paysafe. Existing Paysafe equity holders, including Blackstone, CVC and its management, will remain the largest investors in the business. Philip McHugh, Matthew Bryant, Walter Macnee, Eli Nagler and Peter Rutland will remain on the board. Under the agreement, the combined business will operate as Paysafe Limited, with its common shares to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols PSFE and PSFE.WS from today (31 March). Topics: M&A Payments Payments provider Paysafe Group has finalised its merger with special purpose acquisition company Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corporation. Email Addresslast_img read more

Stakelogic reveals Hurricane Games as latest acquisition

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: M&A Stakelogic reveals Hurricane Games as latest acquisition The deal comes after Stakelogic last week also completed the acquisition of Serbia-based software developer Smart&Applied. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Acquisition Stakelogic Hurricane Games “Hurricane Games was one of the first studios to join our Greenlogic Program, so we have plenty of experience working with its team of incredible talent to create games that stand out in operator lobbies and deliver a superior player experience.” “The acquisition of Hurricane Games takes our in-house development capabilities to the next level, allowing us to grow at pace while also delivering new, exciting content to our operator partners on a regular basis,” Stakelogic chief executive Stephan van den Oetelaar said. The agreement will see the entire Hurricane Games team retained and also given creative and technical freedom to design and develop games, with the support of Stakelogic staff.center_img Online casino developer Stakelogic has announced online games studio Hurricane Games as its latest acquisition. Email Address “We have some incredible concepts in the pipeline and now that we are part of the Stakelogic family have the resources to bring them to life and deliver the best possible player experience across all of our titles.” M&A 10th June 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Stakelogic said the latest purchase was a strategic acquisition and will further strengthen its development capacity. Stakelogic had previously been working with Hurricane Games via its Greenlogic development partner program. Hurricane Games director Andrew Fraser added: “Stakelogic has been instrumental in our rise to date and I am thrilled to further strengthen the relationship between both studios via this acquisition.”last_img read more

IPL Auction LIVE: All details and your window for instant updates

first_img Cricket WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Facebook Twitter TAGSIndian Premier LeagueINDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE AUCTIONIPLIPL 2019IPL auctionIPL Auction 2019 LiveIPL Auction LiveStar Sports SHARE The Indian Premier League 2019 season formally takes off with the player auction in Jaipur today (Tuesday). The IPL host broadcaster Star Sports has made elaborate arrangements to take all the excitement to millions of fans with elaborate value-added and fan engagement programming.Gautam Gambhir takes a fresh guard after hanging his bat as Star Sports will be broadcasting the IPL 2019 Player Auction in 4 languages – English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The action in Jaipur will start at 2.30 pm.  Cricket Cricket PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wickets Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’PUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’Wrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchThe IPL 2019 Player Auction promises to be an unparalleled spectacle as Star Sports, the official and exclusive broadcaster of the tournament, has geared up with a special line up of programming shows for all the cricket fans across the country.The live coverage of the auction will be preceded by a 60-minute special pre-show starting at 2.30 pm.Also Read: IPL Auction Live 2019: Full list of 346 unsold players, with base priceThe broadcast of the 12th edition of the IPL Player Auction on Star Sports will include live expert reactions, analysis and a special spotlight on all the leading developments throughout the day featuring some of the best cricket experts like Gautam Gambhir, David Hussey, Dean Jones, Kiran More, and a host of other cricket stars.IPL 2018 Player Auction had received an overwhelming response from fans and was viewed by a 46.5 million people across the Star Sports network.Here is the list of elite presenters for the IPL 2019 Auciton: Hindi – Gautam Gambhir, Kiran More and RP Singh; Select Dugout (English): Dean Jones, Anil Kumble and David Hussey; Tamil: Hemang Badani, S Badrinath, L Siva, Muthuraman R and RK; Telugu: C Venkatesh, Kalyan Krishna, Vindhya Vishaka and Venugopal Rao.Mayanti Langer, Jatin Sapru and Arjun Pandit will be anchoring the shows.Fans can catch all the live action on Star Sports1 SD/HD, Star Sports2 SD/HD, Star Sports3, Star Sports1 Hindi SD/HD, Star Sports Select1 SD/HD, Star Sports Select2 SD/HD,  Star Sports1 Tamil, Star Sports1 Telugu and Star Sports First. By Kunal Dhyani – December 18, 2018 Cricket Formula 1 Cricket F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Cricket Previous articleIPL Auction LIVE: Yuvraj most favourite, most demanded by Mumbai IndiansNext articleUday Shankar first media executive to get FICCI leadership position Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early IPL Auction LIVE: All details and your window for instant updates Football WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to keep playoffs berth alivelast_img read more

Serie A LIVE: Ronaldo to begin new season tonite as Juventus…

first_imgFootballSerie ASportSport News Football PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Serie A LIVE: Ronaldo to begin new season tonite as Juventus face Sampdoria Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cristiano Ronaldo fans can rejoice as the star footballer will be back in action when Juventus will host Sampdoria at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Monday, September 21 @ 12:15 am IST.It won’t be just the first Juventus game of the new season. This will be the first time that the Old Lady, the nine-timereigning champions of Serie A, take the field with Andrea Pirlo as their manager, a hire that was part of the whirlwind 48-hour period following that exit from the Champions League Round of 16 at the hands of Lyon post which the club sacked Maurizio Sarri. 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OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoDespite winning Serie A for the ninth season in succession last term, 2019-20 was seen as something of a disappointment for Juventus as they finished with their lowest points tally since 2010-11 and failed to win any other silverware. On the other hand, Sampdoria is expected to grow this term in a full season under Claudio Ranieri. He really boosted their fortunes last term, but he has to get a handle on their defensive issues. While Sampdoria scored in eight of their final 10 trips, they lost 11 of 19 on the road. That includes nine defeats at the top 10.Juventus vs Sampdoria Head-to-Head– Juventus have won 9 of their last 11 matches against Sampdoria in all competitions.– Juventus have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 7 home matches against Sampdoria in all competitions.– Juventus have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 home matches against Sampdoria in all competitions.– There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Juventus’s last 6 home games (Serie A).– Interestingly, Juve striker Ronaldo has scored in all three of his matches against Sampdoria and he fan be fancied to fire his side to victory in this opening weekend fixture.Where to watch Serie A 2020-21 match Juventus vs Sampdoria LIVE in India?Sony Pictures SportsNetwork (SPSN) will LIVE broadcast the Serie A 2020/21 match between Juventusvs Sampdoria on Sony Ten 1 & SonyTen 2 on Monday @ 12:15 am. The leading sports broadcaster of the country willbring the Serie A match action LIVE both on Sony Sports as well as livestreaming on SonyLIV. Fans can watch their favourite Serie A teams and playersback in action LIVE and Exclusive on SONY TEN 2 channels.Predicted Lineups:Juventuspossible starting lineup:Ronaldo, Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Chiellini; Cuadrado,Rabiot, Arthur, Ramsey, Pellegrini; KulusevskiSampdoria possible starting lineup:Audero; Bereszynski, Colley, Yoshida, Augello; Depaoli,Thorsby, Ekdal, Jankto; Bonazzoli, Quagliarella Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Esports By Kunal Dhyani – September 20, 2020 Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title Sport News Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Italy kick-off proceedings in Rome; Follow Live Updates, Football Football TAGSCristiano RonaldoJuventus vs Sampdoria head to headJuventus vs Sampdoria liveJuventus vs Sampdoria starting lineupsRonaldo match liveSerie A 2020-21 LiveSerie A Live Streaming in India on SonyLivWatch Serie A Live Streaming in India on SonyLiv SHARE Football Previous articleDC vs KXIP IPL 2020 LIVE: Delhi Capitals owner Parth Jindal send his wishes to the team for their first matchNext articleLakers vs Nuggets Game 2 Live: Will LA Lakers continue their winning run or will Nuggets make a comeback, watch Live Streaming of NBA West Conf finals Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Dream11 IPL 2020 DC vs SRH Preview: Who will Kane Williamson…

first_img ATP Tour Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini vs Cameron Norrie, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know By Kunal Dhyani – September 29, 2020 Cricket Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert vs Andrey Rublev, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ATP Tour Facebook Twitter Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatter|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket TAGSDC vs SRHDC vs SRH LiveDC vs SRH PreviewDream11 – IPL 2020IPL 2020 SHARE LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020SportSport News PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Daria Kasatkina vs Ons Jabeur, head to head, live stream, all you need to know ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper 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’UndoFree Fire Redeem Codes for April 13th, Best ways to Redeem themUndoDream11 IPL 2020 DC vs SRH: Who will Kane Williamson replace?Hyderabad which is known for its balance side, have struggled to find the right team combination. SRH skipper David Warner could not find the replacement for Williamson who could play as a floater in the top-order.While, the first three spots, were covered by Jonny Bairstow, David Warner and Manish Pandey, it was the middle-order which lacked a leader. Mohammad Nabi who was given a chance in absence of Mitchell Marsh — returned home after a suffering an injury — could not do much with ball nor bat.It is likely that Williamson will replace the Afghanistan all-rounder, adding more steel to the batting line-up which currently looks fragile and inexperienced. He is likely to resume his duties at the No.3 spot, with Manish Pandey moving down to No.4.At No.5 will be Wriddhiman Saha, followed by Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma as No. 6 and 7 respectively.The lower-order would be led by Rashid Khan, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul or Basil Thampi and T Natarajan coming as the last three.Dream 11 DC vs SRH Predicted XI:Sunrisers Hyderabad Probable XI: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson/Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul/Basil Thampi, T NatarajanDream 11 DC vs SRH LIVE Streaming:Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad LIVE will be aired on Star Sports Networks. DC vs SRH LIVE online will be available on Disney+Hotstar VIP. To know all the IPL 2020 latest updates and news follow InsideSport.co. F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli begins with maiden over off Boult; IND 146/3; follow Live Updates Cricket Formula 1 WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Dream11 IPL 2020 DC vs SRH Preview: Who will Kane Williamson replace for the Delhi Capitals match? Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sunrisers Hyderabad will be a happy team as their former captain Kane Williamson will be available for the upcoming game against Delhi Capitals at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The New Zealand batsman had missed the first two matches of the season due to a quadriceps injury but is now ready to make a comeback.Speaking to commentators from the SRH dugout during the second match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he said that he is doing fine and will be available for selection for the upcoming matches. “My body is pretty good. A small niggle early in the tournament but now I am fine and will be available for the future matches,” the 30-year-old said. Sport News Previous articleDC vs SRH in IPL 2020 : Delhi Capitals ready to ‘Roar’ against Sunrisers Hyderabad in F1 city Abu DhabiNext articleIPL 2020: Why Gavaskar and Pietersen are unhappy with Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma? Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products.last_img read more

Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) 2001 Annual Report

first_imgFincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu)  2001 annual report.Company ProfileFincorp Investment Limited operates solely as an investment company that is fully owned by the Mauritius Commercial Bank. The company offers services in funds management, property investment, and specialised services in mortgaging, property investment products and property development. Fincorp Investment Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) 2002 Annual Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The National Investment Trust Limited (NITL.mw) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgThe National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileThe National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) manages a closed-end fund that invests in a diversified of Malawi Stock Exchange listed shares and unlisted private securities. The principle objective of NITL is to provide a vehicle for the public to participate in equity investment in Malawi. The fund is a product of Malawi’s progressive privatisation policy and provides income and capital growth opportunities for investors. Financial gain from investments are tax free if held for more than a year. NITL manages a portfolio of investments with funds raised by selling units allocated according to the amount invested in the fund. The NITL manages two Unit Trusts; the NITL Local Equity Fund and the NITL Global Opportunities Fund. Both provide favourable middle- to long-term performance with controlled risk and tax-free earnings. The holding company is based in Mauritius. The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Limited HY2008 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw)  2008 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Capital Bank Limited (formerly Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe) was founded in 1912 and is an iconic institution in the local banking sector; operating across the full spectrum of retail and business banking, and corporate and investment banking with 38 branches nationwide. In addition to mainstream financial products, First Capital Bank offers motor, home, travel, business and personal insurance services. After more than a century operating under its parent company, Barclays plc has sold its majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMB Capital Holdings, the Mauritius based holding company, that has banking operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. FMB Capital Holdings is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange. First Capital Bank Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgTrust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (TBL.gh)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileTrust Bank (Gambia) Limited is a private commercial bank in the Gambia offering banking products and services to the retail and business sectors. The company is also known as Trust Bank Limited (TBL) or Trust Bank (Gambia). It was founded in 1997 by private investors and, at its inception, acquired the assets and liabilities of the defunct Meridian Biao (Gambia) Bank. Today, Trust Bank (Gambia) is one of the largest commercial banks in the Gambia in both asset size and by branch network; it has over 1 000 shareholders with the largest shareholder being the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) of the Gambia and DataBank of Ghana. Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgCompagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCompagnie Immobiliere Limitee is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and deals in the renting out of commercial and office space in Mauritius. The company owns the Arcades Currimjee located in the Curepipe. Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgAir Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileAir Mauritius Limited is an international airline that operates in the Indian ocean region. The airline and its subsidiaries deal in the carriage of passengers and cargo. The company also operates a hotel in Rodrigues as well as an investment property for rentals. Air Mauritius runs its business from two segments, the aircraft operations segment and the ground operations segment. The company is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgMargarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMargarine Industries Limited is a Mauritian company that focuses on the manufacturing, distribution and sale of margarine and other related products. The company also engages in the import and distribution of dried foodstuffs such as concentrated juices, fruit juices, canned foods, rice, biscuits, syrups, UHT milk, chocolate spread, yeasts, cereals, and honey. Margarine Industries Limited handles its business under two segments, which are manufacturing and trading. Margarine Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgSoap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSoap & Allied Industries Limited is engaged in the production, distribution and sale of laundry, household cleaning, and personal care products in Mauritius. Within the company’s production line there are household cleaners for kitchens, bathrooms, floors, walls, beauty soaps, perfumed and non-perfumed bleaches to clean, disinfect, and deodorise, cosmetics that include shampoos, hair conditioners, shower gels, liquid soaps, liquid soap refills, custom made soaps for hotels and resorts, and dishwashing liquids offered. The company offers contract manufacturing services for retail chains as well and exports its product internationally, to countries that include, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Soap & Allied Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Africa Prudential Registrars Plc (AFRIPR.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgAfrica Prudential Registrars Plc (AFRIPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Africa Prudential Registrars Plc (AFRIPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Africa Prudential Registrars Plc (AFRIPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Africa Prudential Registrars Plc (AFRIPR.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAfrica Prudential Registrars Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing share registration services for investors, businesses and institutions. The company offers a range of other services which includes maintaining registers, paying dividends and interest on investments, issuing shares and debenture certificates, managing shareholder enquiries, managing scrip and right issues for clients as well as IPOs, Right Issues and State government bonds. Africa Prudential Registrars are leaders in the field of automation and have pioneered innovative solutions that have transformed how shares are managed on the African continent. The company’s head office is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Africa Prudential Registrars Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) is a financial services institution in Kenya offering products and services to the commercial sector. The banking group offers a full-service offering for commercial and corporate clients and runs an Agency banking model. Its parent company, KCB Group, was founded as a branch of the National Bank of India in Mombasa. Grindlays Bank merged with the National Bank of India in 1958 to form the National & Grindlays Bank. The government of Kenya bought a 60% stake in National & Grindlays Bank and took full control of it in 1970; renaming it Kenya Commercial Group. It was renamed KCB Bank Kenya after a corporate restructure. KCB Bank Kenya is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgExcelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileExcelsior United Development Companies Limited engages in the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic products such as rum, alcohol and vinegar products, in Mauritius and the Reunion island. The company operates through five segments which are, investments, property rental, beverages, commerce, and tourism segments. The Investments segment includes investments held in shares, the beverages segment is engaged in the production, import and sale of alcoholic products, the commerce segment is engaged in the import and distribution of tires, automotive lubricants and fire protection equipment and the Tourism segment is engaged in operating a hotel and provides travel and tourism services. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited operates through its subsidiaries Medine Distillery Company Limited, International Distillers (Mauritius) Limited, New Goodwill Company Limited, Concorde Tourist Guide Agency Limited, Southern Investments Limited and Compagnie Mauricienne de Commerce Limitee. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgCFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileCFI Holdings Limited is a leading agricultural-based industrial holding company in Zimbabwe; primarily involved in manufacturing and selling fresh produce and manufacturing stock feed, aswell as property management and letting. Through subsidiaries and joint ventures; it manages wholesale and retail outlets, offers products and services for animal health, operates maize and wheat mills, and is involved in poultry farming and producing and selling poultry products. CFI Holdings Limited manages a separate entity offering services for the development and management of real estate in Zimbabwe. STALAP Investments is now the largest shareholder in CFI Holdings Limited after increasing its stake in the company to over 40%. STALAP is an investment vehicle owned by Zimre Holdings. Its retail outlets include Farm & City and Vetco Animal Health; its specialised divisions include Victoria Foods, Saturday Retreat Estate, Reston Developers and Maitlands Zimbabwe Limited. Poultry is marketed and distributed through Agrifoods, Agrimix, Hubbard Zimbabwe, Glenara Estates, Crest Breeders International and Suncrest Chickens. CFI Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgScoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileScoa Nigeria Plc is a conglomerate company in Nigeria specialising in turnkey projects in the technology, infrastructure, farming, water engineering, food technologies and telecommunication sectors. Projects include the supply, construction, installation and maintenance of power generation and air-conditioning systems, home/office systems, security systems, electrical systems and fire prevention/industrial safety systems. Scoa Nigeria Plc distributes and services a range of passenger vehicles, trucks, buses and trailers and provides services for fleet management, trade-ins, vehicle leasing, providing drivers and service and repairs. Turnkey projects in the hospital and healthcare sector includes supplying and servicing hospital equipment and providing medical training services in the area of magnetic resonance, computed topography, cardiovascular, x-rays, radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and cardiac resuscitation. Scoa Nigeria Plc manages centres for physiotherapy and dentistry and a laboratory to diagnose and treat terminal illnesses and heart and neurological diseases. Scoa Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Fadoul Group. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Scoa Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Smart Products Nigeria Plc (SMURFT.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgSmart Products Nigeria Plc (SMURFT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Smart Products Nigeria Plc (SMURFT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Smart Products Nigeria Plc (SMURFT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Smart Products Nigeria Plc (SMURFT.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSmart Products Nigeria Plc relies on rental income and profit on investment. It was incorporated on 11 January 1966 as Associated Press Limited was, a private limited liability company and commenced operation as a legal entity immediately. The name was changed to Smurfit Print Nigeria Limited in 1987 and was subsequently converted to a public limited liability company in 1991 which made it change its name to Smurfit Print Nigeria Plc. The name was changed to Smart Products Nigeria Plc on 25 September, 2005. Smart Products Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgSBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgPresco Plc (PRESCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePresco Plc is a fully-integrated agro-industrial company in Nigeria with business interests in the cultivation of oil palm plantations and milling and crushing palm kernels to produce a range of refined vegetable oil. The company also has a packaging plant and a biogas plant which treats its palm oil mill effluent. Presco Plc specialises in cultivating oil palm and extracting, refining and fractionating crude palm oil into finished products. The company supplies specialty fats and oils of outstanding quality. Presco Plc has a concession of 6 462 hectares at Obaretin Estate; 12 560 hectares at Ologbo Estate; 2 800 hectares at Delta Estate; and 17 000 hectares at Sakponba Estate. Presco Plc is a subsidiary of Siat, a Belgian agro-industrial company which specialises in cultivating smallholder plantations of mainly oil palm and rubber tree crops. Siat has a major stake in the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) in Ghana, Siat Gabon in Gabon and Compagnie Heveicole de Cavally in Ivory Coast. The company’s head office is in Edo State, Nigeria. Presco Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgMFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMFD Group Limited specialises in the provision of logistics, warehousing and distribution facilities in the Mauritius Freeport zone and internationally. Amongst the services provided by the company, are freight forwarding, customs clearing, dry and cold warehousing, industrial warehousing, and container services, and rents out office space as well as provides transportation services for tipper trucks, crane-trucks, side loaders, and distribution vans, as well as bonded vehicles serving the airport. The company is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. MFD Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgNew Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileNew Frontier Properties Limited is a Mauritian company that engages in the acquisition and development of income-generating retail and logistics property in the UK and Europe. The company is a real estate investment trust. New Frontier Properties Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) HY2020 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the half year.For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2020 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgInnodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgFurnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileFurnmart Limited markets furniture and electrical appliances for the domestic market through an international network of retail outlets in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia. The company also offers a range of smart credit services. Furnmart retail outlets offer a wide range of home products that includes kitchen appliances such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and microwaves; bedroom products which include bed bases and mattresses, and bedroom furniture, rugs, carpets and curtains; and stylish furniture for the lounge and dining room which includes couches, dining room tables and chairs, and quality carpets and curtains.last_img read more

Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) 2021 Abridged Report

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2021 abridged results.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Delta Corporation Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) in the past 12 months, as of 3rd June 2021, is US$40.64M (ZWL3.44B). An average of US$3.39M (ZWL287.04M) per month.Delta Corporation Limited Abridged Results DocumentCompany ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How I’m going to invest my Sirius Minerals (SXX) share cash

first_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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Here at the Motley Fool we’ve been talking about the lessons to learn from the Sirius Minerals (LSE: SXX) collapse. I’m not going to subject you to any more of that today, I promise.The truth is, even though there were lessons, I didn’t really learn anything myself. I was just reminded of things I already knew. I knew the risks, I decided to take them, and I bought some shares at 18.5p. Now, thanks to the recommended cash offer from Anglo American, I’m set to get back 5.5p per share. That’s more than I’d have got on the open market before Anglo came along.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…Worst? NoIt’s still a painful 70% loss, but you know what? Over my 30-plus years of active stock market investing, it’s not my worst ever investment. And there’s an upside too.Thanks to the Anglo American offer, the potash mine will go ahead. The significant jobs boost for the area will not be lost, and all those farmers will get their organic-certified polyhalite potash fertiliser. I reckon that, especially the jobs outcome, is more important than my modest loss. I say modest, because I didn’t invest very much money, knowing how risky it was.Just like when you fall off a bicycle (which I do embarrassingly often, even after 50 years of cycling), the thing to do is just get back in the saddle. Or, in this case, get right back to investing. I need to decide what to do with my Sirius Minerals cash.It won’t be a lot, certainly less than my usual minimum of £1,000 for an investment. That’s my chosen minimum because it keeps transactions charges low as a proportion of the total, and I usually invest more than that to keep them even lower. I wouldn’t invest the few hundred pounds I’ll have from Sirius in one go, not with fixed charges.But I still have the cash from selling my Premier Oil shares, so I’ll add the Sirius cash to that for my next purchase. But what should I buy?Safe income?After suffering a big loss on Sirius, and a smaller loss on Premier Oil, I’m tempted to go safe. I’m still very bullish about Lloyds Banking Group, and a top-up looks very attractive. We’re looking at well-covered dividend yields of around 6%, and at 56p the shares look very cheap. They’re on a price-to-earnings ratio of under eight, and that’s calling me.I’ve also been meaning to buy some Royal Dutch Shell shares for ages, with some cash I have in my SIPP, but I just haven’t got round to it. Hydrocarbon energy might be environmentally unpopular, but dividends are nudging ever closer to 7%.Another growth puntBut no. While I may well buy some Shell, and some more Lloyds, during the course of 2020, my Sirius/Premier cash is going into Gulf Keystone shares. I’ve previously written about Gulf in more detail, and my summary is that it’s a smaller oil producer with strong growth prospects. And it generates lots of cash and pays good dividends. And Iraq looks safe enough to me. Possibly. I hope. Image source: Getty Images. Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group and Sirius Minerals. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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.center_img Alan Oscroft | Friday, 31st January, 2020 | More on: SXX How I’m going to invest my Sirius Minerals (SXX) share cash 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

This Warren Buffett advice could help you build a £1m ISA

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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! Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves 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. Image source: The Motley Fool This Warren Buffett advice could help you build a £1m ISA Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 center_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves “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. 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By following his advice, you may even be able to build a £1m ISA.With that in mind, here’s some advice from Buffett that could help you meet this enormous savings target. 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…Buffett’s investing advice If there’s one thing that’s contributed more to Buffett’s success than anything else over the past few decades, it’s the power of compound interest. In its purest form, compound interest is the process of your money making money. By making the most of this powerful tool, investors can earn money while they sleep, which will improve your chances of getting rich and building a large financial nest egg. For example, over the past 35 years, the FTSE 100 has produced an average total return of 8%. Investors who’ve owned members of the index during this time have seen an 8% per annum return on their money, assuming the reinvestment of all dividends. This is the power of compound interest at work.During this time frame, a £1,000 investment in the FTSE 100 would have grown to be worth just over £16,000. Thanks to the power of compound interest, an investor wouldn’t have to do anything else to earn this return. All they had to do is click ‘buy’ and leave the money to grow. Hands-free approachBuffett realised the power of compound interest a long time ago. He has since relied on this principle to help him grow his wealth. The best thing about compound interest is you don’t need to do anything for it to work its magic. This might seem easy, but it’s actually quite hard. It would be best if you resisted the temptation to tinker with your investments regularly.Speaking from experience, I know this isn’t easy. However, it’s essential to focus on the long-term potential for compound interest.Research shows that the best way to build wealth over the long term is to sit on your investments and let compound interest work its magic. Every time an investor tinkers with their portfolio, it disrupts the process.That’s why Buffett rarely sells his most substantial investments. He knows that the best way to build wealth is to buy high-quality businesses and sit back. Some of his largest investments have featured in his portfolio for decades. As such, if you’re looking to build a large financial nest egg, it might be sensible to follow Buffett and take a relaxed approach to portfolio management.By doing so, compound interest can work its magic and grow your hard-earned funds. That’s the approach that’s helped Buffett turn $100,000 into a $500bn business in 50 years.  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’ Shareslast_img read more

The Boohoo share price just fell 20%. Is it the perfect time to buy?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Boohoo (LSE: BOO) share price has been extremely volatile these past few months. Back in July, the share price fell nearly 50% after reports of poor standards in its Leicester factories. Even so, thanks to extremely strong and rising profits, the share price was able to recover to nearly 400p. But unfortunately for the online clothing company, the problems over poor working standards remain. This meant news that PwC is standing down as its auditor led to the company losing a fifth of its value in a single day. Does this therefore offer a perfect time for investors to buy its shares, or has it got further to fall?What caused the drop in the Boohoo share price?The fundamental reason for the 20% drop was the news that PwC was going to quit. This has led to a number of different concerns. Firstly, it is clear that PwC does not want to be associated with Boohoo. This is due to the number of different issues surrounding the company, including both weak corporate governance and a failure to ensure good working conditions in factories its uses. In fact, the recent Levitt inquiry revealed excessive hours, life-threatening conditions and illegally low pay in its supply chain. As such, the damage to the firm’s reputation seems warranted. This means that it’s also not a surprise that the Boohoo share price has fallen considerably.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…A further issue that the recent news presents is that the fashion giant could struggle to find replacement auditors with sufficient size and expertise. For example, four of Britain’s biggest auditors have already ruled out working for the firm. A lack of potential options could therefore lead to trouble for Boohoo. It’s not all negativeWhile this negative news sent the Boohoo share price downwards, the worries do not seem to be reflected in profits. In fact, in the six months to 31 August, pre-tax profits rose 51% to £68.1m. Revenues were also able to rise by 44% and this reflected particularly strong sales in both the UK and the US. The fashion brand also stated that it had already seen a strong start to September, and yearly group revenue was estimated to be up around 30%. Therefore, it seems evident that profits remain extremely strong. There is equally no indication of profits slowing down any time soon.What would I do now?After its 20% fall, it therefore offers an opportunity to buy a fast-growing company at a cheaper price than before. Even so, the Boohoo share price is still not cheap. In fact, it currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of around 40, meaning that further growth is already pencilled in to the share price. Further allegations of poor working conditions, or a failure to act accordingly, could therefore damage profits in the near future. I’d buy Boohoo shares, but only as part of a diversified portfolio. 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Stuart Blair | Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 | More on: BOO See all posts by Stuart Blair “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The Boohoo share price just fell 20%. Is it the perfect time to buy? 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

I think these 2 FTSE 100 stocks could pay dividends again next year

first_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 As a result of Covid-19, the global economy has weakened substantially and several FTSE 100 components have suspended their dividend payments.Many people think Covid-19 will be contained in the next year in many parts of the West. That means there’s a decent chance dividends could return for many of the FTSE 100 companies that suspended them. If dividends even partially return, it would be welcome news for many shareholders. 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…Numerous pensioners depend on dividend stocks to pay their bills. A considerable percentage of investors also reinvest dividends into the market to potentially gain a higher return. Here are two stocks that I think will pay dividends again by 2021.  A leading emerging markets bankEarlier in the year, FTSE 100 component Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN) suspended its dividend at the request of regulators concerned about Covid-19’s effect on liquidity in the market. Now that most analysts expect a Covid-19 vaccine to be approved in the West by next year, however, there is a pretty good probability the regulators will allow many British banks to restart their dividends again. Standard Chartered itself has been in decent shape. CEO Bill Winters recently said in a conference call, “I feel good about where Standard Chartered is six months into a global crisis. We’re profitable. We’ve got a strong capital position and are getting stronger.”Given its financial strength and forecasts, Standard Charted has said it would consider resuming shareholder returns next year. If Standard Chartered were allowed to pay a dividend, I think it could be pretty good news for the stock. The bank is currently trading at a fairly low valuation with a price-to-book ratio of around 0.32. Many analysts also think global growth could be rather strong next year as the world begins moving closer to normal. If Standard Chartered were to pay a dividend and the company does a good job riding economic tailwinds, I think the bank could potentially earn a higher P/B ratio. A leading FTSE 100 hotel chainLike Standard Chartered, fellow FTSE 100 component Intercontinental Hotels (LSE: IHG) suspended its dividend because of Covid-19. Given the pandemic lockdowns, fewer people have been traveling and the weaker travel numbers have led to lower occupancy rates for Intercontinental Hotels’ rooms. The lower occupancy numbers have caused IHG’s finances to weaken as well.Despite the difficult conditions, however, IHG reported positive free cash flow in the third quarter. The company also reported some encouraging trends, such as occupancy rising from 25% in Q2 to 44% in Q3. Another encouraging sign is that Intercontinental Hotel Group’s Greater China business has rebounded to near-normal levels rather quickly. China is one of the first countries to have successfully contained the coronavirus. Given the encouraging occupancy trends, I think there is a decent chance IHG restarts its dividend next year. Although IHG’s dividend next year might not be the same as it was pre-pandemic, I think it would nevertheless be a step in the right direction if it were to happen. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I think these 2 FTSE 100 stocks could pay dividends again next year Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended InterContinental Hotels Group and Standard Chartered. 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.center_img 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. 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. Jay Yao | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE IHG STAN 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. 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Black Friday: deal or no deal?

first_imgBlack Friday: deal or no deal? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Are Black Friday deals really worth all the hype? I’m sure that for many people, this is not even a question. Black Friday is the day you get to buy a wide range of items for a fraction of their normal cost.But are Black Friday bargains really as good as retailers would have us believe? Or are you better off saving your money and waiting for an even better deal on another day of the year? 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…Is Black Friday really the best day of the year to shop?If you asked many shoppers the question, the answer would most likely be a resounding yes. But an interesting study conducted by Which? might make you think twice.The firm tracked the prices of 83 products on sale on Black Friday at major retailers including Amazon, Currys and John Lewis for a year. They found that nearly all Black Friday deals were actually cheaper or available for the same price at other times of the year.Only four products out of the 83 (that’s just 5%) were actually cheaper on Black Friday. Six out of every ten products on offer were cheaper or available at the same price on at least one day in the six months preceding Black Friday.Now, this is just one study. But if its findings are anything to go by, Black Friday might not be all that it’s made out to be.What’s the lure of Black Friday?Well, it’s mostly about the psychological tactics that retailers use.The stakes are quite high for most retailers during the Black Friday sales. It’s the period they stand to make some of their biggest profits for the year. Therefore, it’s no surprise that on Black Friday, they’ll pull out every trick in the book to get you shopping.Most of the deals on Black Friday are designed to make you act on impulse. By using limited time offers, for example, retailers are able to create a sense of urgency among shoppers.Driven by this time pressure, shoppers make purchase decisions quickly, often without even taking time to consider whether they’re really getting a good deal. Some even end up buying things they don’t really need just because they’re on a limited time offer.Another prominent psychological tactic used by retailers is the ‘was’ price. Browse your favourite online store on Black Friday and you’ll find tags like ‘was £200, now £100’.Most of us, unfortunately, fixate on the ‘was price’ (which might not be real) rather than the actual price we’ll end up paying. We’re convinced we’re getting a bargain even when we might not be.So, are there any good Black Friday deals?Yes, there are. You just need to be smart and know where to look. Here are a few useful tips to help you make the most of Black Friday deals.1. Do your research Compare prices on multiple websites. Some sites, such as PriceRunner, CamelCamelCamel, and PriceSpy, will show you the price history of a product to help you establish whether you’re really getting a bargain.2. Don’t impulse buy Make a list of what you need and stick to it. A £200 coffee machine that you don’t need bought for £100 is not a saving. It’s an expense that may limit what you have to spend on things you really want or need. It may even harm your finances.3. Avoid panic buyingIt may seem like you’ll be missing out on good deals if you don’t buy on Black Friday. But don’t panic and buy without first confirming the true value of the deal. If you wait, you might still be able to get the same item for the same price once the hype dies down.4. Ignore ‘was’ prices‘Was’ prices should be taken with a pinch of salt, especially if you can’t actually find the item for sale at that price anywhere else. It would be more useful to do a price comparison across several retailers to establish the true value of the item.Key takeawayNot all Black Friday deals are what they seem. So do your homework, compare prices and really think about what you’re spending your cash on.If, after doing your homework, you’re able to identify good deals on items that you genuinely need, then it makes sense to go for them.You might even be able to score some additional benefits while at it. If you pay using a cashback credit card, for example, you’ll get some cash back for every pound you spend.A credit card will also offer you protection under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act if something goes awry with your purchase.As for me, I might pick up an item or two on Black Friday after doing my research and confirming that I’m genuinely getting a good deal. But I think I’ll still be saving most of my money this Black Friday and instead looking for even better deals once things settle down. Are Black Friday deals really worth all the hype? I’m sure that for many people, this is not even a question. Black Friday is the day you get to buy a wide range of items for a fraction of their normal cost.But are Black Friday bargains really as good as retailers would have us believe? Or are you better off saving your money and waiting for an even better deal on another day of the year? 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… Is Black Friday really the best day of the year to shop? If you asked many shoppers the question,… “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Sean LaPointe | Thursday, 5th November, 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. The Motley Fool receives compensation from some advertisers who provide products and services that may be covered by our editorial team. It’s one way we make money. But know that our editorial integrity and transparency matters most and our ratings aren’t influenced by compensation. The statements above are The Motley Fool’s alone and have not been provided or endorsed by bank advertisers. 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 has recommended Mastercard. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, Hargreaves Lansdown, HSBC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group, and Tesco.last_img read more

I’d buy these 2 growth stocks for explosive returns!

first_img 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Did you know growth stocks in the biotechnology industry have generated explosive returns faster than any other sector since the financial crisis?This new approach to developing medicines from living organisms rather than chemical bases has allowed the pharmaceutical industry to make giant leaps. But its uses are not limited to just medicine. Biotechnology companies have developed pest-resistant crops, biofuels for vehicles, and even gene cloning.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…This diverse range of applications and continual discoveries have created an enormous opportunity for these two biotech companies, in an industry expected to reach $500bn by 2026.Oxford Biomedica – A hidden industry leader?Oxford Biomedica (LSE:OXB) specialises in gene and cell therapy. This segment of the biotechnology sector is relatively new, with only eight FDA-approved treatments on the market today. However, by 2025 it’s expected that 10-20 new therapies will be approved — every year.Why do I think Oxford Biomedica is a leader? It’s simple. Developing gene and cell therapies is a costly process that most pharmaceutical companies would deem too risky to pursue. However, this stock has developed a proprietary platform called LentiVector.It allows Oxford Biomedica to utilise its expertise to assist large pharma companies in developing new drugs. The firm charges bioprocessing and development fees for clients using the platform. This approach to drug development is considerably cheaper for clients and subsequently reduces the investment risk.Attracting the likes of Novartis and Bristol Myers Squibb, the platform has become a centre point for bio-drug development. What’s more, is even after completion and approval of a new treatment, Oxford Biomedica continue to receive royalties from each sale. Needless to say, this business model creates an incredible stream of recurring revenue and cash flow – a key requirement for explosive returns.Bioventix – An industry diagnostics expertBioventix (LSE:BVXP) operates in a different segment of the industry. It designs and manufactures specialised antibodies for blood testing machines. Today blood tests are used to diagnose almost every disease — including Covid-19.This continual rise in demand has drastically increased the price of antibodies. To put it in perspective, Bioventix currently sells between 10-20 grams each year at around £4m.Currently, the supply does not meet the demand, and while this won’t be the case forever, it may not matter over the long term.Just like Oxford Biomedica, Bioventix works directly with large pharma companies to sell or develop new antibody solutions. The firm also continues to receive royalties on each subsequent sale of a product designed with its antibodies. Almost 70% of the revenue stream originates from these multi-year royalty payments.Growth stocks with a recipe for explosive returns?With one business diagnosing the problems, and the other finding treatments, they capture a large portion of the industry pipeline. Combined, the companies amount to a $1.12bn market cap, thus there is a lot of room for growth.I’ve owned shares in Oxford Biomedica for many years, and recently I’ve bought more. Bioventix is a far smaller company, but it’s looking ever-more promising in my eyes. Fused in one portfolio, I believe these biotech growth stocks have the potential to create explosive returns for myself and other shareholders. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian 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. 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 Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 16th November, 2020 | More on: BVXP OXB Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Oxford Biomedica. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bioventix. 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’d buy these 2 growth stocks for explosive returns! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Why the Cineworld share price has plunged 10% again!

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “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. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Kirsteen Mackay | Thursday, 19th November, 2020 | More on: CINE Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img FTSE 250-listed Cineworld (LSE:CINE) is seeing its share price endure a rollercoaster year. This is down to the Covid-19 fallout, which is unfolding in front of our eyes. Entertainment stocks have been hit hard. And Cineworld now tops the chart as the most shorted UK stock this year.Shorting means investors bet against the company and profit when it fails. It’s a murky practice that can lead to extreme losses as well as gains for those with the deep pockets to try it. Investment Bank BlackRock is the main force currently shorting the UK stock market.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…Cineworld share price dramaThe Cineworld share price has been all over the place since March. It can be seen rising with every glimmer of hope, only to crash dramatically at every minor setback. November started well. Exciting vaccine news from Pfizer and Moderna brought depressed stocks back from the brink. The Joe Biden election win helped spur optimism, too. This led Cineworld’s share price to rocket as much as 95% during the first two weeks. But this honeymoon period was to be short-lived.While the vaccine news is fantastic, it’s a while away from being implemented and in the meantime, Cineworld shares are set to suffer. The pandemic is back with a vengeance, with case numbers rising at a frightening pace.Can Cineworld cling to a life raft until spring?The rumour mill is busy today as a report landed that Cineworld is considering a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) as a last-ditch attempt to stay afloat until spring. Cineworld’s debt was astronomical before the pandemic hit, but it’s now a giant £6.2bn. To put that in perspective, its market cap is only £595m!The CVA would give its a little breathing space to cut its running and property costs. It would also give it the opportunity to raise more capital if need be. Cineworld’s price-to-earnings ratio is now a desperately low 4, while earnings per share are 9p.Landlord negotiations and jobs at riskThe group is reportedly negotiating a rent cut with many of its UK landlords. But one landlord, AEW, is suing it over an outstanding bill of £308k. It’s also in emergency talks with lenders after hiring a team of consultants from AlixPartners and PJT Partners to help it come up with a plan.After full closure of all its premises from April to July, it was gradually reopening. But rising cases, new lockdowns and the delay of many Hollywood blockbusters has led Cineworld bosses to close all its UK and US cinemas in recent weeks. This puts 45,000 jobs at permanent risk. The US is by far its largest income generator, and the Covid-19 situation is becoming more serious there by the day, making this the most difficult period the cinema chain has had to endure in its 25-year history. Why the Cineworld share price has plunged 10% again! 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 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. Kirsteen 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.last_img read more

Here’s how I’d invest £100 per week in an ISA to get rich and retire early

first_imgHere’s how I’d invest £100 per week in an ISA to get rich and retire early 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. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 24th November, 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Investing £100 per week in a Stocks and Shares ISA may not seem to be a sufficient amount to make a real impact on an investor’s retirement plans.However, the past performance of UK shares means regular investments can add up to a sizeable portfolio value over the long run.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…As such, with many FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares trading at low levels after the stock market crash, now could be an opportune moment to invest in high-quality companies at cheap prices for the long run.Investing in attractive businesses at low prices in an ISAWhile many UK shares have rebounded following the stock market crash, others offer capital growth opportunities for ISA investors. Some sectors remain unpopular among investors due in part to their weak near-term outlooks. Although this may mean their financial prospects are disappointing in the short run, over the long run they could deliver impressive capital returns.As such, identifying cheap stocks that warrant a higher valuation could be a logical approach to investing regularly in UK shares at the present time. Some FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies deserve to trade at higher share prices. These may include those businesses with low debt levels and a large proportion of variable costs. They could weather further economic challenges better than their peers. Similarly, companies with wide economic moats, perhaps in the form of unique products or brand loyalty, may provide greater scope for capital gains in an ISA.Building a retirement portfolio with UK sharesClearly, UK shares face short-term risks in many cases. Therefore, having a diverse ISA that contains many companies in multiple sectors could help to reduce risks. It may also allow an investor to benefit from growth opportunities in a wider range of industries. The future is highly uncertain at the present time. So it may be useful to have exposure to more than just a small number of industries in the coming years.Even if an investor is only able to match the returns of the stock market, they could retire on a surprisingly large ISA portfolio by investing modest amounts regularly. For example, the FTSE 100 has delivered an 8% per annum total return since it was formed in 1984. Assuming the same rate of return on a £100 weekly investment over a working lifetime of 40 years could produce a portfolio valued at over £1.5m.Clearly, not all investors will have 40 years left until retirement for their ISA to grow. Look to buying a diverse range of today’s high-quality companies at low prices. By doing so, it’s possible to generate market-beating returns over the long run. And that means an investor may be able to generate a higher rate of growth than the FTSE 100 to improve their financial outlook. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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 Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Dividends are back! I’m choosing FTSE 100 stocks over cash to get rich and retire early

first_img Image source: Getty Images 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… Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co, DS Smith, Imperial Brands, and Landsec. 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. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Dividends are back! I’m choosing FTSE 100 stocks over cash to get rich and retire earlycenter_img Harvey Jones | Friday, 18th December, 2020 The pandemic has been bad for dividends, with more than half of FTSE 100 stocks cutting, deferring or cancelling shareholder payouts worth more than £37bn. That’s a massive blow for investors, although the good news is that we should still pocket almost £60bn this year, according to the latest AJ Bell Dividend Dashboard.The outlook for 2021 is much brighter. AJ Bell forecasts that dividend payments from FTSE 100 stocks will increase by 18%, an increase of £10.9bn. That means collectively we will get more than £70bn next year.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…Covid-19 has been been even worse for cash, with the Bank of England slashing interest rates to just 0.1%. Do you know how much the big high street banks pay on their savings accounts now? A vanishingly low 0.01%. Can’t imagine finding a comfortable retirement based on that kind of return.I’m backing FTSE 100 stocks over savingsThe really bad news about cash is that there is no sign of interest rates picking up in the near future. We need a full-blooded economic recovery before that happens. I’m optimistic about 2021, but not that optimistic. By contrast, FTSE 100 dividend stocks are already fighting back.Some 15 FTSE 100 stocks have now confirmed plans to restore dividends this fiscal year. Payouts should be worth up to £3bn in total. There is a long way to go to make good this year’s losses, but it is a step in the right direction.Here’s the full list of those FTSE 100 stock dividend restorers: BAE Systems, Ferguson, Smurfit Kappa Group, Aviva, Sainsbury’s, Mondi, Smiths Group, Persimmon, WPP, Land Securities Group, British Land, Bunzl, Rentokil Initial, DS Smith and Taylor Wimpey. Also, BT Group has signalled that it will restore its payout next year.Of these, BAE Systems is set to be the most generous, lining up dividends totalling £746m, followed by Ferguson (£360m) and Smurfit Kappa and Aviva (both £236m).All hail the return of the dividend!This gives investors a wealth of income-paying FTSE 100 stocks to aim at next year, and there are some incredible yields on offer. Fund manager M&G, tobacco giants Imperial Brands Group and British American Tobacco, and mining company Polymetal International are forecast to be the highest yielding stocks in 2021.Cash will destroy your wealthM&G is expected to yield a whopping 9.5% in 2020, followed by Imperial Brands at 9.3%. Polymetal and British American Tobacco come next, both at 8.4%. These are incredible levels of income, especially when you compare them to cash.Investing in shares is obviously riskier than leaving money in the bank, because your capital is at risk. However, if you are investing for periods of five years or longer, you have plenty of time to fight back from any short-term market correction.The longer you invest, the more your money grows. With cash, the opposite is true. The longer you leave your money in the bank, the more inflation will erode its value. That is why I am once again shunning cash in 2021, and investing in top FTSE 100 stocks.Interest of 0.01% on cash or yields of up to 9.5% on stocks? That’s why I reckon shares are the best way to get rich and retire early. 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. 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Why I think the Barclays share price could double in 2021

first_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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. 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. Image source: Getty Images There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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 I think UK financial stocks are deeply undervalued and, as a result, could rise significantly in 2021. I believe the Barclays (LSE: BARC) share price has more potential than most. That’s mostly thanks to its international diversification and investment banking arm, which has reaped enormous profits for the business over the past 12 months.Barclays share price: return to growthAt the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, it looked as if the world was standing at the edge of another financial crisis. To that end, regulators in the UK, Europe and the United States pressed financial institutions to suspend dividend payments to investors and make plans to raise additional capital.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…Luckily, quick thinking by central bankers controlled the financial fallout. The impact on the economy has been nowhere near as bad as expected.However, investors have been slow to return to the sector. After dumping financial stocks at the beginning of the crisis, investors have continued to stay away from holdings such as the Barclays share price.I think this is a mistake. Not only has the sector avoided the worst, but by suspending dividend payments, banks are also healthier than they were at the beginning of 2020.Barclays, in particular, is in a much better position than it was 12 months ago. During the crisis, the investment banking part of the organisation reported a surge in demand for its services. The group’s bankers worked flat out to help clients raise new capital. At the same time, the frantic pace of trading assets in the first half saw Barclays’ trading commissions boom.These were only temporary tailwinds, but they helped offset losses elsewhere. So, overall, the bank has been able to pull through the crisis in one piece. Therefore, it seems to me as if the lender has been able to navigate the crisis. Going forward, it should be able to benefit from the general economic recovery that analysts believe will begin in 2021. This should help elevate the firm’s bottom line. And that may translate into a positive performance for the Barclays share price.A 100% returnI think there’s a chance the stock could double in value in the near term. Indeed, at the time of writing, the Barclays share price is trading at a price-to-tangible-book ratio of 0.4. That’s around half of the UK financial services sector average and significantly below the market average of 1.8.As such, I reckon the stock could rise substantially over the next 12 months as investor confidence returns. If Barclays can restart its dividend payout and rekindle earnings growth, I believe investor sentiment will improve dramatically.In the meantime, City analysts expect the lender to offer investors a dividend yield of around 3.5% next year. That projection implies investors will be paid to wait for the company’s recovery to take hold. Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 21st December, 2020 | More on: BARC Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Why I think the Barclays share price could double in 2021last_img read more

How I’d invest £1,000 in a Stocks and Shares ISA today

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! How I’d invest £1,000 in a Stocks and Shares ISA today Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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. 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. “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. Conor Coyle | Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 | More on: BARC ULVR conorcoyle has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and 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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images When looking at ways to invest in the stock market, opening a Stocks and Shares ISA is one way of making the most out of what I invest.Stocks and Shares ISAs have a number of tax benefits, with every adult in the UK having a tax-free allowance of £20,000 which they can use in any tax year.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…Like many, I may not be able to take full advantage of that allowance, but that doesn’t mean I can’t gain from investing in a Stocks and Shares ISA with just £1,000.As with any stocks and shares investment, it must be noted that the value of my investment has the potential to fall as well as rise. With that in mind, here’s how I would invest £1,000 in my ISA today.Household namesOne way I would start investing in my Stocks and Shares ISA is through big, reputable UK companies, which I can find in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250.These indexes contain some of the longest operating, highest value companies in the UK, and many have historic records of share price growth. It is true that past performance is not an indicator of future performance, but I like to look at household names that have consistently shown profit and share price growth over the years.UK banks have struggled in the stock market in recent years as economic uncertainty caused by Brexit and Covid-19 has taken its toll. I’d still look to buy finance stocks for my ISA, as I think the economic outlook will improve in the years to come. For example, Barclays (LSE: BARC) is one of longest-running companies in the UK. The bank’s share price has bounced back in 2021 as optimism around Covid-19 vaccines grows.The company reinstated its dividend last month and profits were higher than analysts had expected, although they were lower that in the previous year.Barclays does have plenty to worry about, though. The company was hit with £4.8bn of impairment charges as a result of Covid-19. The banking sector is fragile right now, and is susceptible to further setbacks if there are more economic woes ahead.There may be short-term economic turbulence but I see enough value in Barclays shares right now to add to my Stocks and Shares ISA.Cleaning upAnother company from the Footsie which I would buy for my ISA is Unilever (LSE:ULVR). While the household supplies maker may not itself be a household name, many of its brands are. With names such as Domestos and Hellmann’s in its portfolio, there aren’t many people who don’t come into contact with Unilever products regularly.The Unilever share price has a track record of growth, matched by earnings and dividend growth. The last 12 months have seen an increase in sales of home hygiene products in particular. I think this trend will continue as people will be more conscious about hygiene, even after the Covid-19 threat has subsided.Unilever shares have seen weakness in the first quarter of 2021 however. Profits have fallen short of analyst expectations recently, and investors may be looking to recovery stocks rather than defensive stocks right now.While the company may not see a massive turnaround like some companies will as the economy reopens, in the long term I think Unilever can continue to grow and provide returns on investment. 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I think the Aston Martin share price could have a lot further to go

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones | Friday, 7th May, 2021 | More on: AML The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Harvey Jones 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 think the Aston Martin share price could have a lot further to go 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. Image source: Aston Martin A year ago, I wrote that the Aston Martin Lagonda Holdings (LSE: AML) share price was falling “faster than a Bond villain out of a helicopter”. The company’s £4.33bn market-cap at flotation had shrunk to £542m in just 18 months, a drop of almost 90%. My conclusion? “It would need a 007 scriptwriter to get the company out of today’s tight spot.”How funny I thought I was then. But I’m not laughing now. The Aston Martin share price has since rebounded 95%. With one bound, the James Bond car maker was free! If anybody needs a better scriptwriter, it’s me.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…In my defence, I was writing in the gloomy early months of the pandemic, long before November’s Covid vaccine breakthrough triggered a growth stock revival. Few saw that coming in May.Bond’s car maker is backThe share price revival has also been driven by a management shake-up at Aston Martin, bringing in new CEO Tobias Moers and four independent non-executive directors. In October, German car brand Mercedes Benz said it would increase its stake in Aston Martin to 20% by 2023. The group also settled its short-term liquidity needs.The Aston Martin share price has idled lately and this week ‘s first quarter results did little to change that. Yet they looked promising to me.Q1 losses before tax narrowed from £110.1m to £42.2m, year-on-year, while revenues shot up 153% to £224.4m. This was “principally due to wholesale growth and stronger pricing dynamics,” as Aston Martin reduced its dealer GT/Sport stock as planned.Wholesales jumped 134% to 1,353 units. The UK lockdown “significantly disrupted” dealer operations, but still delivered 19% year-on-year growth.The FTSE 250 group’s new luxury SUV looks like a winner, generating 55% of those wholesale sales. The group is famed for its grand tourers and sports cars, but SUVs are much bigger sellers. This could help the Aston Martin share price fire on all cylinders. Sales in China were particularly strong.Today’s Aston Martin share price tempts meBut the iconic brand still has to play catch-up in the electric vehicle market. It aims to sell its new plug-in hybrid DBX from 2023, and first battery vehicle “mid-decade”. Naturally, the Aston Martin share price is now more expensive than when I gunned it down a year ago. The market-cap is now £2bn. The company remains risky, given stiff competition in the electric car market. Past volatility can’t just be forgotten. I expect plenty more of that.The much-postponed Bond movie No Time To Die is scheduled for an October release, which should give the Aston Martin profile another boost and, with luck, its share price too. The stock remains risky, but I’d say it’s a tempting buy for the long term.Given my previous forecast, some might see that as a trigger to sell, instead. Now let’s see what’s in this year’s script. 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! 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. 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! This stock also tempts me. See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Enfield Ignatians – Team of the Month (February 2012)

first_img Enfield Ignatians are spreading their wings and racking up the pointsEmile Hertz spends most of his week putting up the signs on Jamie Oliver’s new restaurants, and he’s pointing the way in his Saturday job too – as coach of Enfield Ignatians.Having steered Old Ashmoleans to several promotions, the South African took charge of Enfield last season and set about swapping their ten-man brand of rugby for a more open and adventurous approach. Getting the squad in for pre-season a month early gave them the fitness base to launch themselves on London Two North-East, a league in which they’ve invariably (and curiously) finished either fifth or eighth over the past seven seasons.Not this time. The young Enfield team – the oldest back is 26 – has taken to the challenge magnificently, recording a club record 14-match unbeaten run and reaching the South-East final of the Intermediate Cup. Promotion, via a play-off, is a realistic target.“I can have ideas but the players are the ones who do it, and they’ve responded with massive energy,” says Hertz, 34. “Against Chelmsford we scored eight tries and they were shared by the wings, full-back and outside-centre.”Canterbury KitbagsWings Tan Mbonu and Dannan O’Meachair head the try list, Tom Price completing a back three arguably without equal in the division. Setting the standards up front are flankers Tom Moore and Richard Laurence, as well as prop Christo Kasabi, ex-Saracens Amateurs and Cyprus’s second most-capped player. Skills coaching has also paid dividends for the side, who draw many of their players from local schools Enfield Grammar and St Ignatius College. Enfield Ignatians are our February Team of the Month and win 22 kitbags from Canterbury. Check out January’s Team of the MonthThis article appeared in the May 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS London pride: Enfield Ignatians are spreading their wings and racking up the points Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170last_img read more

Henson set to start for London Welsh against old club Saracens

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS First start: Gavin Henson will make his first appearance in the Aviva Premiership since January 2011by Ben ColesLONDON WELSH have handed a first start to former Wales back Gavin Henson for their clash with Saracens on Sunday.Henson was Welsh’s star signing over the summer following their promotion, but has been sidelined for six weeks with a minor cheekbone fracture picked up in a pre-season friendly against the Scarlets.“I am really looking forward to making my first start for London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday,” said Henson.“Having been given the opportunity by Lyn Jones and the club to play in the Premiership, it was both disappointing and frustrating to pick up an injury against Scarlets in pre-season.“However, the boys have done really well in the first five games and now I just cannot wait to start playing my part with the rest of the team. I am also very excited about playing at the Kassam in front of the London Welsh supporters for the first time RICHMOND, ENGLAND – JULY 10: London Welsh new signing Gavin Henson poses during a photocall at Old Deer Park on July 10, 2012 in Richmond, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) “Saracens are an extremely good side, we know that, but this is a great opportunity both for me and for London Welsh to test ourselves against one of the best teams in the Aviva Premiership.”London Welsh have surprised both fans and pundits with two wins so far this season against Exeter and Sale, whilst they also picked up a bonus point against Gloucester at home last weekend.Fly-half Gordon Ross has been key to their success so far, racking up 53 points including 19 in the win over Sale, meaning that Henson will be under pressure to prove his selection ahead of Ross is the right call. Sunday will also be the first time Henson has played against his old club Saracens since his controversial departure from the club in 2010 after just four appearances. A high profile dispute with Joe Van Niekerk and Matt Henjak at Toulon led to him leaving the club at the end of the season, before he was sacked by Cardiff Blues following an incident on a flight back from Glasgow.With his move to London Welsh seen by many as his last chance, Henson’s every move will be scrutinised on and off the field over the rest of the season as he bids to re-capture the form that saw him win two Grand Slam titles with Wales in 2005 and 2008.last_img read more

Heineken Cup: Can the Tigers take the heat?

first_imgAll of which promises to fuel the flames when the two sides clash on Sunday. Boudjellal promises Leicester hell but perhaps the Tigers will be inspired to deliver a heavenly performance.Follow Gavin Mortimer on Twitter @gavinmortimer7 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Informed by Midi Olympique that Leicester coach Richard Cockerill would like to sit down with him at some point prior to the match “in the hope of finding a solution” to the stalled transfer, Boudjellal replied: “I am in Paris all week for professional reasons. And I will be inflexible, I will not pay [Leicester] the slightest centime.”It’s not hard to imagine how Cockerill, privately, at least, will react to Boudjellal’s words. The former England hooker often gives the impression of never being happier when nursing a grievance, and the Toulon president might have been better advised to keep schtum on the transfer until after Sunday’s showdown rather than pumping up Cockerill still further.Here to stay: Wilkinson has extended his contract at ToulonMidi Olympique claims Castrogiovanni is a “collateral victim” of Jonny Wilkinson’s decision to sign on for another season at Toulon, an announcement he made last weekend after months of fevered speculation. It’s said that Wilko has taken a cut in his wages to do so – further enhancing his God-like status in Toulon – but nonetheless he doesn’t come cheap, and even if they wanted to Toulon can no longer afford Castrogiovanni. Toulon’s British fly-half Jonny Wilkinson reacts after the French Top 14 rugby Union match Toulon versus Toulouse on March 2, 2013, at the Mayol stadium, in the French southern city of Toulon. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images) center_img Delayed in transit: Castrogiovanni’s transfer news will add even more spice to Toulon v LeicesterBy Gavin Mortimer COMPARED TO the chill winds that have been blowing through Leicester of late, Toulon on Sunday will feel positively balmy for the English club. Spring has been slow in showing its face even on the Cote D’Azur but temperatures of 15 degrees make a mockery of the sub-zero conditions in England. But the Tigers can expect the mercury to rise on Sunday evening when they emerge at the Stade Mayol to take on Toulon in their eagerly-awaited Heineken Cup quarter-final.Make some noise: Boudjellal wants fans to turn up the heatMourad Boudjellal, the club president who is fiery at the best of times, has called on the Toulon faithful to make an “explosion” of noise so that “England discover the hell of Mayol.” The parochial nature inherent in the French game means most club presidents view the Heineken Cup as less prestigious than the Top 14 – but not Boudjellal. He knows its value, and he is desperate for Toulon to become only the third French club (behind Toulouse and Brive) to win the tournament.But there’s another reason Boudjellal hopes the Tigers roast in Hades on Sunday. According to Monday’s edition of Midi Olympique, the Toulon president is “very irritated” with Leicester over the on-off transfer of Leicester prop Martin Castrogiovanni. The Italian prop was first linked with a move to Toulon before Christmas, and it still seemed a done deal just a few weeks ago, at least for Castrogiovanni who was said to have reached agreement with Boudjellal.But Leicester have allegedly been playing hardball with Toulon over the terms of the transfer. If they’re to see one of the world’s best tightheads walk away they expect something in return. Midi Olympique claims the Tigers have demanded 180,000 euros, of which 60,000 will come from the pocket of Castrogiovanni. The response of Boudjellal? “Leicester are asking for too much money. They have seen Toulon as if it were a piggy bank, certainly to the detriment of the will of their player.” TAGS: Leicester Tigers last_img read more

World Cup quarter-final preview: Ireland reignite rivalry with Argentina

first_img Ireland’s genius: Sexton has overcome a groin injury to start against Argentina (Photo: Getty Images) Ireland and Argentina will square off at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday in the quarter-finals – but who will emerge victorious to book their place in the last four? By David MarshAfter an impressive 24-9 win over France to finish at the summit of pool D, Joe Schmidt’s Ireland have set up a World Cup quarter-final showdown with Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday.However, they paid a heavy price in doing so, with Peter O’Mahony, Paul O’Connell and Jonathan Sexton all forced to retreat from the field of battle with injuries. The two forwards have since been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.Schmidt’s pack was dealt another blow this week when flanker Sean O’Brien was cited for punching Pascal Pape and a one-week ban means he misses out.However, after a frustrating week Ireland will breathe a collective sigh of relief after Sexton was declared fit enough to be named in the starting XV to face the Pumas.Captain down: O’Connell’s World Cup dream was dashed by a hamstring injury (Photo: Getty Images)Although Ireland will be relieved to have avoided New Zealand, they will be under no illusions of the task they face in subduing the tricky Argentinians.The Pumas caught the All Blacks off guard during their first pool fixture and were close to coming away with a famous win. They had the world champions on the rocks and were leading 16-12 just before the hour mark only for tries from Aaron Smith and Sam Cane to spare New Zealand’s blushes by giving them a 26-16 win.Argentina’s threat out wideArgentina breezed through the remainder of the pool stage with comfortable wins over Georgia, Tonga and Namibia, scoring a total of 21 tries to rack up a grand total of 179 points heading into the quarter-finals – making them the highest-scoring team of the tournament.Wingers Santiago Cordero and Juan Imhoff have been in scintillating form, scoring three tries each, and veteran fly-half Nicolas Sanchez‘s personal points tally is a whopping 51.The relatively unknown Cordero was handed the No 14 jersey after Argentina’s first-choice winger Manuel Montero was ruled out with injury before the tournament began.Cordero was playing sevens rugby for Argentina just six months ago, but announced himself on the world stage with two tries in a Man of the Match performance in the 54-9 dismantling of Georgia.Catch me if you can! Cordero scores a 60m solo try against Georgia at Kingsholm (Photo: Getty Images)Forwards battleUp front, Argentina will fancy their chances against an Irish pack that has been dealt a triple whammy in losing O’Connell, O’Mahony and O’Brien – three huge figures for the men in green.Test matches are often won or lost at the breakdown – no one knows that better than the English back row who were outplayed by Australia two weeks ago.Forced to rejig the pack, Schmidt has been forced to call Chris Henry and Jordi Murphy into the starting line-up. Although solid replacements, they lack the quality of first-choice options O’Brien and O’Mahony.Argentina’s back row of Pablo Matera, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Leonardo Senatore will look to expose their Irish counterparts’ little preparation time to win their own personal battle at the breakdown.However, the Pumas will be without a key player of their own. Sat in the Millennium Stadium stands will be Saracens centre Marcelo Bosch, who also fell victim to the citing commissioner this week for a dangerous tackle during the win over Namibia.Bosch would have been a certain starter to face the Irish, not least for his long-range goal-kicking, but Argentina remain perfectly capable of picking up a win without him, with Matías Moroni starting at outside-centre.Previous encountersThe fixture is dripping with history. In three previous World Cup meetings, Argentina lead Ireland by two wins to one, with the most recent coming in 2007 when the Pumas sent Ireland crashing out in the pool stage with a 30-15 win in Paris.Argentina also shocked the rugby world with a famous victory over Ireland in the 1999 World Cup when they ran out 28-24 winners in a highly charged quarter-final play-off in Lens. Making history: Argentina players elated with their historic World Cup win in 1999 (Photo: Getty Images)Controversy has also played its part in meetings between the two sides in the past, with things turning nasty in 2004 when Ireland accused the Argentinians of eye gouging.Argentinian fly-half Felipe Contepomi – on media duties at this World Cup – developed a personal rivalry with Ronan O’Gara when he joined Leinster in 2006, and he spoke publicly of his hatred for Munster, with O’Gara often in the firing line.A new chapter in this rivalry is set to be written on Sunday, and the stakes are higher than ever.The verdictWith both teams boasting lethal attacking options and a compact defence to match, this mouth-watering encounter has the potential to have spectators on the edge of their seats from the first minute to the last.Both sides have dominated the statistics tables during the tournament. Ireland have the best lineout success with 98% completion, and top the charts for average carries (148) and passes made (201) per match.Argentina have made the highest number of average metres per match (672), the most offloads (18 a game) and most number of breaks per match (14.8).Schmidt’s tactical mastermind squaring off against the unpredictable Argentinians is set to be a World Cup spectacle when opposite styles of play collide.The Argentinians should run the Irish close, but Schmidt’s meticulous planning and organised structure should see them just about edge it to make it to their first-ever World Cup semi-final. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Scotland v Australia: Five things we learnt

first_img Pivotal moment: The ball ricochets from Australia’s prop Greg Holmes, Scotland’s flanker John Hardie, Australia’s scrum half Nick Phipps Still Things to Sort OutLet’s not get too carried away though.There are still glaring holes in the Scottish skillset, the two most obvious being dealing with restarts and driving mauls. Vern Cotter will be plotting how to resolve this before Scotland are battered with lineout drives come February.Without control of the restart, any team can hand back momentum to the opposition instantly after a score, and Scotland have long been guilty of this. Only the TMO spared their blushes on Sunday when an Australian try following a fluffed restart was knocked off for a knock on.Project Players Don’t Look So Bad NowLaidlaw’s kicking and game management were generally very good but after him and a resurgent Richie Gray, WP Nel and John Hardie were arguably the two players of the tournament for Scotland. Alongside his Edinburgh mucker Al Dickinson and Ross Ford, Nel bested pretty much every loosehead prop put in front of him and the Scottish scrum was restored to a weapon rather than an embarrassment.Hardie and Blair Cowan, while never reaching the heights of say Michael Hooper and David Pocock, at least delivered an effective response at the breakdown and in Hardie, Scotland have found a player with a prodigious workrate who will only improve as he settles in at his new club Edinburgh.Prodigious workrate: Scotland’s John HardieThis World Cup Was Still A SuccessAn appearance in the quarter-finals was really the minimum expected of Scotland, but at the same time, for many it was the maximum expected too. No one really gave them a chance against Australia, who were overall favourites in many eyes coming in to the tournament, and remained so – at least until the All Black giant awoke against France on Saturday night.So to run them closer than England and Wales had, and in fact come two minutes away from knocking them out of the tournament, must be viewed as the best possible outcome short of winning the game. By Rory BaldwinDon’t Blame the RefereeReading the emotive views of fans this week, Scottish fans either feel peripheral to Tier One teams and the victims of endless conspiracies emanating from World Rugby HQ designed to keep the elite teams rolling, whilst south of the equator it seems the Scots are in fact getting all the decisions because they are part of the controlling elite conspiring at World Rugby HQ. It’s all very confusing.I don’t like to grumble about referees as I believe that the best teams make their own luck – by fair means or foul. Scotland rode their luck a fair bit with Bernard Foley missing most of his conversions, some scrum calls that could have gone the other way, and of course, three fortuitous tries.I’m a little uneasy that World Rugby have opened up their review to publicly admit Craig Joubert was in the wrong and should have awarded a scrum to Australia instead of the final penalty. Given the ease with which they scored through the phases through the previous 78 minutes, there’s nothing to say the Wallabies wouldn’t have scored again in the remaining two from the set scrum so “we was robbed” is not quite the right attitude to adopt.Don’t blame the ref: Craig Joubert, sprints off the pitch after the final whistle duringIt is a shame that Scotland were on the wrong end of several dubious decisions once again (the Ross Ford/Jonny Gray bans, Sean Maitland’s yellow card, Drew Mitchell’s late hit on Stuart Hogg), and it is a minor disgrace that the referee left the pitch without shaking hands with at least either captain.But it’s also a shame that the pack did not pick a safer lineout call in the rain when all Scotland needed was to retain possession for two more minutes and claim a place in Scottish Rugby history.Attack Attack AttackPete Horne’s stroll through the Australian ruck defence will give (Australian defence coach) Nathan Grey kittens, but is a further example of the sort of heads-up awareness that needs to be a foundation of Scottish play going forward.Scotland looked so much better on Sunday when they were playing to their strengths and getting the big players carrying the ball, punching holes with a fast-paced offloading game, varying the point of attack and trying to get in behind their opponents. This suits the players and brings territory and possession which in turn cough up kickable penalties and opportunities for quick counter attacking tries. It might leave Scotland teams open to counter-attacks in turn, but that’s better than sitting off and letting heavier opponents batter them about.Fast-paced offloading: David Denton of Scotland offloads as he is tackled by Bernard FoleyThis should of course be tempered by the realisation that all of Scotland’s tries against Australia (and at least one against Samoa) were opportunist and they were not as effective at going through the phases to score simple tries as the top teams are.At least there is a blueprint, and Scotland are increasingly sticking to it. Exceeding expectations: Gordon Reid and Mark Bennett applaud the fans following their team’s quarter-final defeat. Photo: Getty imagesThis team now know that they can compete with the very best, which will give them heart for a 2016 Six Nations that should be something of a healing process for Northern Hemisphere rugby.If they can learn enough from this World Cup to start creating their own luck, Scotland should be competing to win it, not fighting to avoid the Wooden Spoon.center_img Scotland went out of the World Cup in heartbreaking fashion but in the cold light of day what did we take from a tournament that left them with encouraging signs LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

England: The Stuart Lancaster era versus the Eddie Jones era

first_imgRW looks at how the personalities of the two coaches – Stuart Lancaster and Eddie Jones – have been imprinted on their England teams TAGS: Highlight The turnover/discipline balance. Lancaster’s England gave up as many turnovers as they generated but only conceded an average of nine penalties per game. Eddie Jones’s side have an average plus-five giveaway/takeaway ratio, but have conceded an average of four more penalties per game (plus two yellow cards against Ireland).Crossing the line: James Haskell was yellow-carded against Ireland. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat does this say about the personalities of the two coaches? Lancaster built a disciplined side with strong attacking aspirations, but one which lacked the ability to control the ball consistently and did not push the boundaries hard enough in the effort to get it back once it had been lost. Eddie Jones’s England are far more controlled and less expansive with ball in hand. They will tread the borders of legality to create turnovers but a lack of discipline hangs over the team like a dark spectre. Head man: Eddie Jones has guided England to three straight Six Nations wins. Photo: Getty Images Will Wales’ attacking transplant come good in time for the Twickenham showdown? Will England’s aggression and intelligence be fatally undermined by their lawlessness and ill-discipline? Is Eddie Jones truly capable of exceeding the performance benchmark set by Stuart Lancaster? These are all questions for the future, whether near or far!For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The personality of a coach is always expressed in the way his side plays. When a coach leaves his job under a cloud, as Stuart Lancaster did with England after a disastrous World Cup, the picture of his time in charge – and the nature of the personality that produced it – is typically distorted or revised by how it all ended.What do stats tell us about Stuart Lancaster’s England, and the difference between them and the new Eddie Jones version? The 2014 Six Nations was the last time England played the same panel of matches as in 2016. The three games against Scotland, Italy and Ireland produced the following results:This table reveals a lot about both the comparative level of performance and team personality:There is no difference in level of performance. The average number of tries scored/conceded (both +8 tries), and the average scoreline are remarkably similar to one another.Lancaster’s England more expansive on attack. The number of clean breaks and offloads shows that Lancaster’s team were more ambitious in attack, offloading on average ten more times per game than Eddie Jones’s England and creating on average three more line breaks per match. On the one hand Stuart Lancaster – honest and correct as the day is long and with a strong vision of what England could become, but unwilling to bend the law in critical areas and at critical times. On the other Eddie Jones – clever and confrontational and wanting control at all times, but sometimes losing his sense of boundaries, as much in his press conferences as in the team built in his image.With the decisive match of the Six Nations, England versus Wales at Twickenham, hovering into view, Wales coach Warren Gatland has his own issues with the personality of his team. The dominant personality in Gatland’s coaching group has always appeared to be the outstanding defence coach Shaun Edwards. Under his watch Wales conceded only three tries in five World Cup matches. Wales are very like Edwards – tough to the point of cussedness, resourceful, blunt and brutal.Red wall: Uini Atonio is tackled by Gethin Jenkins during Wales’ win over France. Photo: Getty ImagesHowever, for all their riotous success in the Six Nations since 2008, Gatland knows that Wales need to expand their game to challenge the southern hemisphere superpowers and improve their record of two wins in 30 matches against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. This means changing the personality of his team, adding some finesse and, to some degree, getting beyond Shaun Edwards. The England game will bring this transition into focus pretty sharply.last_img read more

Standing Rock camps face another deadline due to melting snow,…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 17, 2017 Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Standing Rock Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA February 19, 2017 at 4:29 pm Bill, my Episcopal Church congregation is small, but we have outreach support for the poor, homeless, hungry families, veterans, refugees, congregants that adopted orphans, Muslim and Jewish outreach and I am the person in our Parish that is heading up a Standing Rock Support Project. Sounds like you need to focus on your unbalanced church by heading up some particular efforts were upon you will feel its more balanced. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN christine grem says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET steven kaid says: February 18, 2017 at 6:18 am I am sorry that you view survival as a leftist tactic. These people are just standing up for their rights. If there is anyone that can speak to the flaws of a government led and funded society it is a patron on a reservation. Crystal Houser, 30, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, bags excess blankets for delivery to nearby communities Feb. 8 while helping to clean up the opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Photo: REUTERS/Terray Sylvester[Episcopal News Service] Standing alongside the road in Solen, North Dakota, Feb. 17 and looking out over the Cannonball River, the Rev. John Floberg declared the weather too hot.“It’s 43 degrees,” he said during a telephone interview, as a car sped by at midmorning.The day before the temperature was above 50.Weather like that is enough to speed the melting of the more than 40 inches of snow that have fallen on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation this winter. It prompts predictions of ice jams in the Cannonball River next week. It’s enough to hasten the cleaning up and breaking down of the Oceti Sakowin protest camp that has been filled with people there to protect the waters of the Missouri and Cannonball from what they see as the threat of pollution from the nearly complete Dakota Access Pipeline.Federal and state officials, as well as the tribe, have set Feb. 22 as the latest date for the camps to close. Reducing the size of the camps, or relocating them, has been a multi-week effort. Tribal officials earlier had said that the harshness of the winter made the camps unsafe. Now, they are worried about the safety of the several hundred still camped there when the snow melts and the Missouri and Cannonball run high. They are also worried that floodwater will sweep debris from the camps into the rivers, polluting them when the ultimate goal of the encampment was to prevent pollution. And, they are worried about talk of last stands and people staying until the bitter end.The majority of the northeastern portion of Oceti Sakowin Camp has been cleaned up and many sections of camp have been cleared. “We are cooperatively working together to clean camp up in a good and timely way,” organizers said Feb. 16. Photo: Oceti Sakowin Camp via FacebookHowever, Oceti Sakowin residents have been cleaning up the land and there is a systematic plan for that work. Camp residents and officials who wanted access to the camp to judge how much clean-up work remains held a tense meeting Feb. 16. Floberg and others are concerned about this next round of attempts to shut down the camps, hoping for a peaceful reaction from both officials and residents. What some call an over-militarized law enforcement response and instances of provocation by self-described water protectors at times have marred the months-long encampment.Oceti Sakowin is flooded this week. Water is standing on the camp’s frozen ground. Just “squishy under your feet” in some places, said Floberg, but close to a foot of water in other places.State officials warn of river contamination https://t.co/ylfp6GC7Cq pic.twitter.com/hUT7HyZ6cM— The Bismarck Tribune (@bistrib) February 15, 2017It is just enough to make the ground muddy but not enough to bog down the skip steer that he is using to help in the cleanup. Floberg, using the small, engine-powered machine with lift arms to move heavy loads, has recovered about 5,000 pounds of donated but unclaimed rice and another 5,000 pounds of flour that are salvageable for reservation food pantries. He loads such material into a trailer hitched to his pickup, which he drives in four-wheel drive low gear through 8 inches of mud up the hill to the highway.“You keep feeling for momentum, but you don’t want to start spinning your wheels,” said Floberg, priest-in-charge of Episcopal Church congregations on the North Dakota side of Standing Rock, who added that “all of these skills I learned in seminary.”The Episcopal Church has advocated with the Sioux Nation about the Dakota Access Pipeline since summer 2016. Local Episcopalians have also provided a ministry of presence in and around Cannon Ball, North Dakota, the focal point for groups of water protectors that gathered near the proposed crossing. That work and everything else that followed, Floberg said, “is our vocation as Christians.”The work does not come without risk, he said, especially to the Episcopal Church’s reputation. “There is a risk to the reputation to our congregations in predominantly white communities around the state; how they will be viewed because of the actions we take here on Standing Rock,” Floberg said.Then there are the practical implications of that risk. For instance, an engineer from the local power cooperative has been slow to help Episcopalians install an array of solar panels purchased with a United Thank Offering grant because he is “upset with the Episcopal Church for having gotten involved in this protest.”Moreover, Floberg said, the Episcopal Church’s long-standing ministry to, among and with the people on Standing Rock has paid a price. “There’s only so many hours in the day so who’s not getting visited in the hospital?” he explained. “What else is not being accomplished or attended to that otherwise would have been?”Floberg said he continues to be grateful for the support the local Episcopal community has gotten from the wider church in terms of both solidarity and donations.The work of the Episcopal Church and local Episcopalians is taking place against the backdrop of a constantly changing legal and political landscape. The Army on Feb. 17 formally ended a month-old environmental impact study of the pipeline’s disputed crossing. That study was eight days old when newly inaugurated President Donald Trump called for a rapid completion of the pipeline. The Army gave Texas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners permission for the crossing on Feb. 8.The lights of the drill pad built for the final portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline can been seen from Oceti Sakowin Camp. Photo: Oceti Sakowin Camp via FacebookThe remaining work on the pipeline involves pushing pipe under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe just north of the Standing Rock Reservation. The pipeline company set up a drill pad very near the proposed crossing point, which is upstream from the tribe’s reservation boundaries. The tribe has water, treaty fishing and hunting rights in the lake. Workers have drilled entry and exit holes for the crossing, and filled the pipeline with oil leading up to the lake in anticipation of finishing the project, according to the Associated Press.The Standing Rock and neighboring Cheyenne River Sioux also are fighting the pipeline work in court, with the next hearing set for Feb. 28. Standing Rock officials have been saying for weeks that they must wage the fight against the pipeline in the courts, not on the land in North Dakota.“Don’t confuse the Camp with the movement or its goals,” Floberg said in a Feb. 16 Facebook post. “Keeping the Camps open was never the goal. Keeping clean water is the goal. In this particular place and time, respecting Treaty Obligations is the main road to that goal.”Related to the changing venues for the movement, Standing Rock has called for a March 10 march in Washington, D.C. Organizers are still working out the details but the plan is for people to gather on or near the National Mall and march to a place near the White House.Floberg is amplifying the tribe’s call by asking Episcopalians to join that march. He has established a Facebook page, Standing Rock Rocks the Mall, where details will be posted. Floberg is also organizing a prayer service for the night before the march at Washington National Cathedral. Advocacy in congressional offices is also part of the plan.Dakota Access Pipeline developers have been publicizing this infographic to show the engineering of the pipeline’s last stretch. Photo: DAPLPipelinefacts.comThe 1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline is poised to carry up to 470,000 barrels of oil a day from the Bakken oil field in northwestern North Dakota – through South Dakota and Iowa – to Illinois, where it will be shipped to refineries. The pipeline was to pass within one-half mile of the Standing Rock Reservation, and Sioux tribal leaders repeatedly expressed concerns over the potential for an oil spill that would damage the reservation’s water supply and the threat the pipeline posed to sacred sites and treaty rights. Energy Transfer Partners says it will be safe and better than transporting oil by truck or railcar.Also on Feb. 17, CalPERS, the $300 billion California public employee pension fund, said it joined more than 120 other investors in calling on banks funding the pipeline to get it routed away from Native American land.“We are concerned that if DAPL’s projected route moves forward, the result will almost certainly be an escalation of conflict and unrest as well as possible contamination of the water supply,” the letter says. “Banks with financial ties to the Dakota Access pipeline may be implicated in these controversies and may face long-term brand and reputational damage resulting from consumer boycotts and possible legal liability. As major shareowners of these banks, we are very concerned about the financial risks this poses to the investments we oversee and to those whom we serve as fiduciaries.”The list of banks and investors, including four New York City public employee pension funds and a number of religious groups, is here. In all, the signatories control a total of $653 billion in assets.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Indigenous Ministries, Submit a Job Listing February 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm You do realize that the Episcopal Church is involved in multiple ministries at the same time, right? You make it sound like because the church gave money to help refugees doesn’t mean the church ignores everything else. Also, what’s with the quotes around Christian and refugee? Rector Bath, NC Bill Louis says: Bill Louis says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest February 17, 2017 at 8:22 pm As a nearly 50 year Episcopalian, I am sorry the church feels compelled to support nearly every leftist agenda item that arises. I’d be happy if the church never took on another project against progress, energy, the environment, and the like. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL February 23, 2017 at 3:56 pm Police had to arrest 50 people that refused to leave even after the deadline was extended. Then here’s what was needed to clean up the mess you all left.“Now the cleanup efforts begin. The camps span more than 1,000 acres, which had been, according to state officials, sensitive wildlife habitat. Now, because of an early thaw and thousands of “water protectors” it is a wet, muddy cesspool of human waste and hazardous fuels after protesters turned the native grassland into a dumping ground.”“According to the Col John Henderson of the US Army Corp of Engineers, crews have already removed some 250 truckloads of trash, but his agency plans to spend upwards to $1.2 million of taxpayer money to rehabilitate the area.”Nice job Martin! 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 Advocacy Peace & Justice, February 20, 2017 at 10:23 am These thoughts reflect mine and my Episcopal friends exactly.Ian February 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm I have divested in support of water warriorsThank you for STANDING FOR THE FUTURE FOR STANDING FOR WHAT IS RIGHT THANK YOUMAY YOU BE BLESSED N PROTECTEDMAY LIGHTNING STRIKE THE PIPELINE AND STOP ALL DRILLINGMay every machine break downMAY OTHER PIPED AREAS FALL APART Rector Smithfield, NC February 28, 2017 at 6:32 pm May those that left the disastrous mess behind be billed to reimburse the taxpayers the $1M they paid to clean up after the protestors . Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Pjcabbiness says: February 23, 2017 at 5:39 pm Are the protesters going to return to clean up the significant environmental mess that they left and repair the damage they caused to the sensitive topographical area? Tags February 27, 2017 at 7:57 pm They left a ton of garbage for North Dakota to pick up. And news stories have surfaced that they left a great many dogs to fend for themselves. And yet they claim to love Mother Earth. These people are the worst conceivable hypocrites. Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (15) Bill Louis says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 February 18, 2017 at 12:47 am Support of The Rule of Law is not a leftist activity. Supporting Treaty Rights is supporting the supreme law of the land as a constitutional standard. Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR center_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ian Binns says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 F William Thewalt says: February 19, 2017 at 8:37 am “refugees” because we can’t or don’t know how to separate the good from the bad (see Europe) . “Christians” because they profess to be Christian untill someone doesn’t see eye to eye with them. Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Ian Binns says: Dakota Access Pipeline, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Christopher Johnson says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Jane Kirk says: Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA February 18, 2017 at 9:41 pm Oops…bad typing on my part. Meant to say that even though the church is giving money to help with refugees it can and still does work with other ministries. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ian Gamble says: John Floberg says: February 22, 2017 at 12:09 pm Amen. I say move it into YOUR neighborhood if you want … but leave the Indians be. They’ve been moved and ravaged long enough to last FOREVER. Thank You God for the new Heaven and Earth that is just around the corner from ‘here’. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Martin Walters says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing February 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm John, I completely understand what you are saying. I am disgusted with the Episcopal church’s need to support every Liberal/Progressive cause. I’ve given up trying to convince people otherwise. They will use Scripture to justify their position and even brand you as “un Christian”. The only way to get the Church;s attention is to hit them in the pocketbook. I’ve directed my giving away from the Diocese and support local church causes only. Apparently, Churches have no option but to support the Diocese via an assessment. If like minded congregants want to stop the insanity of the liberal Diocese they would stop or redirect their giving. I guarantee you it will not be easy. I have been literally shunned by some of the liberal “Christians” in my church. Did you know the Episcopal Executive Council just granted $500,000 to the Episcopl Migration Ministry to resettle “refugees’? Guess where that money came from. The arguement will be it’s the “Christian” thing to do. Meanwhile we ignore or pay lip service to the elderly living in poverty, homeless vets, orphaned children and hungry families. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Bill Louis says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Standing Rock camps face another deadline due to melting snow, changing tactics Local Episcopalians join tribe’s call for march on Washington, D.C. next month last_img read more

Episcopalians don’t forget Puerto Rico in their hurricane relief efforts

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA 2017 Hurricanes, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Members of the community of Miñi Miñi use diggers to help get their neighbors out of flooded areas. Loíza is a coastal municipality that was severely affected by Hurricane Maria. Photo: Yuisa Rios/FEMA[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Rafael Zorrilla couldn’t believe his phone worked to make this call.But Zorrilla, canon to the ordinary of the Diocese of Puerto Rico, managed to share with Episcopal News Service his experience on the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20 and seemingly cut off from the rest of the world since then.The most urgent need has been communication. Food, clean water, shelter and gas are desperately needed, too, but there has been little success in sharing those needs so far.“You’d have to have lived in 1942 to understand what it’s like to live here now. No email, no internet, no phones most of the time,” Zorrilla told Episcopal News Service from his home in San Juan near the diocesan center.“Puerto Rico is suffering a lot right now. I’m expecting, personally, we’re not going to get electricity for at least six months. It’s a lot of damage. A lot of damage.”The four-hour wait to get gas was frustrating, but Zorrilla knows there’s much worse. Thousands of people are homeless, he said. A diocesan staff member told him he had to walk five and half hours to check on his parents. They were OK.This home in Loíza was destroyed by the strong winds brought by Hurricane Maria. The Category 4 hurricane tore through Puerto Rico on Sept. 20. Photo: Yuisa Rios/FEMAHurricane Maria was but the latest in a series of tropical storms to tear through the United States and its territories. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has emerged as one of the most destructive in recent history, with hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria causing major damage from Texas to Florida, Georgia and throughout the Caribbean, according to Episcopal Relief & Development.When Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, it was a Category 4 storm with sustained gusts up to 185 mph, the strongest hurricane to hit the island in over 80 years. Rainfall amounts ranged from 15 to 25 inches, with 40 inches or more in some spots, according to the National Hurricane Center.“Some bridges and roadways have likely completely washed away,” the center reported.Once transportation is available, many people could leave the island for good.The Rev. Tim Nunez, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Central Florida, said his area, particularly Osceola County, has seen already a burgeoning Hispanic population, many of whom are Puerto Rican, due to the island’s suffering economy. “We are expecting a massive wave of Puerto Ricans to come to Central Florida,” Nunez said. “With the hurricanes, it will likely accelerate.”Based on the number of flights scheduled, the Puerto Rican government estimates about 2,000 arrivals a day to the continental United States in the near future once travel opens up, said the Rev. José Rodríguez, interim rector at Iglesia Episcopal Jesús de Nazaret in Orlando.“It’s going to cause a massive exodus of Puerto Rico,” Rodríguez told Episcopal News Service. “The first wave is going to be children and college students. It’s a very Puerto Rican thing to send your children ahead of you.”Rodríguez is also the Episcopal chaplain for the University of Central Florida. The school agreed to give in-state tuition to Puerto Rican college students, he said.The Rev. P. Juan Ángel Monge, priest in charge at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Lakewood, New Jersey, has a son who lives in Puerto Rico with his partner and 3-month-old baby. On Facebook, Monge pleaded for help getting them food, water and transportation to HIMA San Pablo Hospital in Bayamón, which has electricity from generators, because the baby needed intubation to breathe. The same day, the family made it safely to the hospital, thanks to help from the diocese, clergy, family and others who saw his post and shared it. “He’s now on an oxygen canopy and breathing on his own. Thanks to all, Thanks God, Blessings and Peace!” Monge wrote on Sept. 25.The Rev. Gladys Rodriguez is a priest at Church of the Incarnation just outside Orlando in Oviedo, Florida. A former actress in Puerto Rico who was ordained in Orlando in January, Rodriguez can minister in the United States and in Puerto Rico. Her husband is on the island, while her daughter evacuated to Orlando prior to the hurricane. One of her church members has a wife and daughters in Puerto Rico.“The sad story is that people in Orlando who have families in Puerto Rico, which they can’t reach by cell or plane, are desperate. At Incarnation, we try to give them hope by preaching consolation with God’s promises for us,” Rodriguez told Episcopal News Service.But help is on the way. Some of it was already there or nearby before Maria pounded the island.On Sept. 26, Federal Emergency Management Agency workers load an emergency communications vehicle onto an airplane heading to Puerto Rico to support communications for search-and-rescue, medical and other federal teams. Photo: Jeff Sandli/FEMA NewsFederal Emergency Management Agency-loaded vessels with more than 1.3 million meals, 2 million liters of water, 30 generators and 6,000 cots were en route to St. Thomas, awaiting port opening and clearance, according to a Sept. 21 FEMA report. FEMA also positioned commodities at its distribution center and warehouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before the storm. The items such as meals, water, cots and blankets were ready for distribution to the Commonwealth as requested.Episcopal Relief & Development also sent emergency support to the diocesan emergency committee ahead of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, knowing communication would crash and systems would be compromised. Authorities delayed the distribution due to the chaos, but permission is expected soon. Episcopal Relief & Development staff members sporadically have been able to text with Puerto Rican diocese members.Ordained as the Puerto Rican diocesan bishop little more than two months ago, the Rt. Rev. Rafael L. Morales Maldonado formed a plan with diocesan staff, Zorrilla said. During the storm, they boarded up what they could and rode the storm out with their families at home. By Sept. 25, they were clearing the fallen trees at the diocesan center, which has electricity from a generator but no communication capabilities. They met to create an assessment team. They plan to head out Sept. 27 to designated areas on the island, bringing necessities and checking on Episcopal missions, parishes and homes.“They will bring basic items for parishioners and collect inventories of the needs of clergy and parishioners. Physical damage to churches or structures will also be documented,” Morales wrote in a Sept. 25 letter posted on Facebook, translated from Spanish. “Have much faith, God is with us. Be strong.”The Cathedral San Juan Bautista in San Juan is relatively unscathed, Zorrilla said.But three nearby Episcopal churches were not so lucky. Their roofs were torn open and rain flooded the interiors. Because of that flooding, Zorrilla and Morales led a Sept. 24 church service in the parking lot of Santa María Magdalena Episcopal Church in Levittown. So far, he hasn’t heard of any clergy or parishioner injuries or deaths, but time will tell as the assessments get underway.Maria’s fury was unparalleled, Zorrilla said.“The sounds were awful, the wind force. What I saw, I never saw before, and we’ve experienced other hurricanes before because we live in the tropics,” Zorrilla said. “This was so huge. The force of nature was amazing.”On Sept. 26, the last day of the House of Bishops meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, the bishops unanimously passed a resolution to show their support. The resolution was aimed at not only Puerto Rico but also other areas affected by natural disasters.“We pledge to take such appropriate actions in our dioceses to educate ourselves and our people about climate change, and to advocate policies and actions to reduce the harmful environmental impacts that have been a factor in the recent storms on ‘this fragile earth, our island home,’ ” the bishops stated in the resolution, quoting from Eucharistic Prayer C in the Book of Common Prayer.Episcopal Relief & Development has learned a lot, especially post-Katrina, on how to handle this, the Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church, told the bishops gathered at the Fairbanks meeting. But it’s safe to say – with Texas, Florida, Georgia, the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico in need – “the system is overwhelmed,” Hunn said.“This is going to be a long and drawn-out recovery effort, and we’re going to need to all work together,” he said.Also at the Fairbanks gathering, the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton talked about the companion relationship his Maryland diocese shares with Puerto Rico, a partnership that started about two years ago.He was hoping to develop that relationship further at the House of Bishops meeting, so he was saddened the Puerto Rican bishop was not able to make it because of Hurricane Maria. The Maryland diocese has been asking its congregations to donate to the relief efforts, and Sutton plans to attend the Puerto Rican diocesan convention in October.“I want to come bearing gifts, and maybe a big check,” Sutton said.Monetary donations help the most and can be made through Episcopal Relief & Development’s donation page, which breaks down different donation paths and provides more specific choices. There’s also a section for churches to print bulletin inserts for their congregations to donate.Zorrilla said many homes are concrete and are hurricane resistant, but he suspects countless homes didn’t make it. It’s hard to tell right now. After the assessments begin this week, they will have clearer idea of what they’re dealing with as a diocese.An Episcopal Relief & Development representative with extensive disaster experience will arrive on Oct. 2. He will support the diocese in conducting assessments and strategizing about the next phase of the response. As a result of the ongoing infrastructure and communications challenges, he is bringing satellite communications phones and the relevant equipment for stationing around the island.“Episcopal Relief & Development is working a lot for us. We don’t feel alone. We feel fully supported,” Zorrilla said.Yet, “prayers are really needed right now and all the help that the church can send us, because we are in real need.”– Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg, interim managing editor, and David Paulsen, editor/reporter, both with Episcopal News Service, also contributed to this report. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (4) Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI September 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm I work in Nord Est Haiti annually and the homes are made of handmade concrete block with periodic columns of re-bar. When the high winds and rains hit or the earth shakes, buildings fall down. They will never be without need for help. Most help goes south and nothing seems to be coming into the north and east areas. So close to us in the USA and yet so far from help. Do we have any Episcopal resources going east after Terrier Rouge. Is there a need in Terrier Rouge? Malfety seems to have been having issues with rain water too. I can not seem to contact the head of missions in Port a Prince. I am all for providing resources but feel we need to coordinate them BEFORE disasters occur. Would appreciate some feedback. Ecumenism is the answer to making a difference in these countries. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Hurricane Maria Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC September 28, 2017 at 3:22 pm Susan, they help people in need without regard to anything – religion, denomination, gender, race, etc. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY September 27, 2017 at 5:58 pm I have not heard from my 92 year old aunt (widow of one of our priests) and my cousin (senior warden) who live in Ponce and are members of Santisima Trinidad. A tremendous service our ERD rep can do for the people once they arrive on island is to coordinate contact back to the relatives via satellite phones. Initially, it is simply important to know that they were not harmed. Can the parishes assist their members to communicate back to loved ones? 8 days now and still no word. The need is great across the island. Not knowing is of deep concern. My traveling will only increase the needs for resource, so what can we do from afar? I will volunteer my time to help. I live in Hawaii. Comments are closed. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags The Rev Mary E. Tudela says: 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Amy SowderPosted Sep 27, 2017 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Lynn Hendricks says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service September 28, 2017 at 3:41 pm National Altar Guild has emergency Eucharist kits ready to send. Can you give me advice on the best way to get them to the diocese? Looks like mail isn’t being delivered. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AliceMarie Slaven-Emond, APRN, MSN, FNP-C says: Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events House of Bishops Fall 2017, 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 Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopalians don’t forget Puerto Rico in their hurricane relief efforts The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Elizabeth Searle says: Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury: The Church of England ‘is very confident…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY 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 Martinsville, VA Archbishop of Canterbury 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Anglican Communion News Service] The entire episode of the Dec. 14 Today Programme on BBC Radio Four, Britain’s flagship national radio news breakfast program, was broadcast live from Lambeth Palace, the London home and office of archbishops of Canterbury for nearly 800 years. And Archbishop Justin Welby used an interview in the key 8:10 a.m. slot, usually reserved for the key political interview of the day, to say that the Church of England “is very confident in its faith.”Read the entire article here. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Archbishop of Canterbury: The Church of England ‘is very confident in its faith’ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Dec 14, 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Anglican Communion, Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

House of Bishops pledges advocacy to end gun violence, sexual…

first_img General Convention 2018, House of Bishops, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 11, 2018 at 10:49 am Your response is a parody of White Privilege. It is a fact that Black children are more severe,y punished in schools compared to White children. Is this random or racism? If you don’t know the answer then you are not qualified to discuss this topic. You can imagine two things: a dead Black student and a stand your ground defense. What is truly troublesome is why this is not immediately apparent in a presumably enlightened audience. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tony Oberdorfer says: March 8, 2018 at 11:29 am What in God’s good name is “gender bias”? James Sparks says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Paula Wicker Hamby says: Gender Justice, Peter Sickels says: Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT March 9, 2018 at 1:41 am Tell me Peter are you saying that only the people who side with you on this issue are the true followers of Christ? There are good people on both sides of this issue and your self-righteous and judgmental attitude toward those who hold another view shows more than a little pettiness on your part. Submit an Event Listing March 9, 2018 at 3:29 pm The House of Bishops once again shows us the leadership vacuum in the Episcopal Church. I honestly can’t figure out how/why arming a teacher to protect students is racist. That’s such an odd thing to say and write.Then there is the House pledge to continue “our own work of reconciliation within our branch of God’s church, honoring what we have learned and accomplished, as well as acknowledging the distance we still must travel.” That takes “courage”? Joe Prasad says: March 19, 2018 at 9:56 am Joe, you misunderstood and my writing is to blame. I appreciated your comment. My reference to ignorance and arrogance was a response to comments by others who presume to know how Black youth behaved bases on personal experiences while ignoring epidemiological data describing unjust disparities in “crime and punishment.” These perceptions are more than bias. They comprise a set of beliefs, attitudes and perceptions that are fundamentally racist. My apologies for a text that should have been more clearly stated. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Joe Rogozinski says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 14, 2018 at 8:49 pm Efforts to raise the consciousness of Whites is daunting. If it were less so perhaps we would not be burdened with a treasonous Presidency. Does one really have to prove that racism is alive and well in the Nation’s schools. The entire system of funding is based on underlying policies of suburban-urban dichotomies which are essentially racist in structure and intent. I was prevented from taking the exams for special High Schools when the Assistant Principal grabbed me by the collar and refused to let me exit the school. Or how about the response from my favorite teacher when upon asking each student what they wanted to be when they grew up responded to my answer: “No, you cannot be an Engineer.” Black students are so unruly; but White students are mass murderers. How to factor such outcomes into your analyses? Racism in the US has only gotten worse: disparities in incarceration, health, education, income, wealth, etc. But it is better to blame the victims. Why can’t American Blacks behave like immigrants? Or, we can piggy back Bill Cosby and preach parental responsibility to low income urban dwellers. A critical problem is embedded in the inability to recognize racism in self; then how does one recognize it in others? The following is a quote from the article below: “The Education and Justice Departments wrote in a 2014 Dear Colleague letter that discipline disparities could be caused by a range of factors, but the statistics in the federal data “are not explained by more frequent or more serious misbehavior by students of color.” The departments also noted that several civil rights investigations had verified that minority students were disciplined more harshly than their white peers for the same infractions.” However, all the studies and science in the World will prove insufficient in the face of aberrant assumptions derived from a racist paradigm of human behavior. Trump Finds Unlikely Culprit in School Shootings: Obama Discipline PoliciesBy ERICA L. GREENThe president, goaded by conservatives, is targeting an effort to address racial disparities in school discipline, arguing that any relaxation of policies could let a killer slip through the cracks. Joe Prasad says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Gun Violence March 2018, By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 7, 2018 March 13, 2018 at 9:55 am Ah Mr. Robinson! Spewing the same tired left wing White Privilege garbage that progressives have been spewing for the past 20 years. And of course those who dare to disagree with you are unenlightened. Has it ever once occurred to you that maybe, just maybe, more black children than white children misbehave in a given school district? Maybe they’re more severely punished because their offences are more severe. Racism may indeed be involved in some of these punishments, but the majority of them? No way. Many of these black kids were raised in homes without fathers and with no disciplined whatsoever. To the single mothers who instill discipline to their children, good on them. But there are way too many who didn’t and still don’t. If a black child is disruptive in a class and tells the teacher to go to hell when she or he tells him to be quiet and sit down just what should be done with that child? The other children are in that class to learn. This particular child is preventing that. And since corporal punishment is no longer allowed, that child must be expelled and sent home. White Privilege? Hardly. If it’s a white child, the same punishment should happen to him. It’s about disciplined and order. This isn’t about imagining a dead black student or standing your ground. It’s about handing out punishment to an unruly child no matter what their race happens to be. It’s a concept that progressives like Mr. Robinson apparently find impossible to comprehend. Joe Prasad says: Tony Oberdorfer says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Terry Francis says: House of Bishops Spring 2018 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NC March 18, 2018 at 12:02 am I have myself faced discrimination at critical junctures here in US both in graduate school and at work which impacted my life considerably. In graduate school, there were students, staff and administrators who had a genuine dislike for colored people. I also noticed they were white Christians. For a while, I had a black room-mate who shared with me some of the indignities that he experienced. Being naïve, initially I was a bit skeptical till I went through my own harrowing experiences. And so I can understand the pain (and anger) that Blacks carry. But then, for me it was also a few white Christians who went out of their way to assist me in a meaningful way during time of need. They are true Christians.How should one move forward knowing that their history is not a pretty one? Or that those in authority are bent upon creating more problems for the minorities. Hard to change their heart and mind unless it comes from within. March 19, 2018 at 1:23 pm One could indeed make up an interesting list as to what constitutes or constituted common sense in the evolution of US society. Others can entertain themselves with that exercise. This is also why I entered this discussion with the disclaimer that I did not intend to debate. The latest comment by Tony suffices as the perfect example as to why. The point of a discussion regarding racism is to care about the consequences. Thus, no mention of the disparities in treatment of Black students is troublesome or the potentiality of another Black life lost due to the underlying assumptions of a gun toting teacher. You can wax sympathetic about the Black students who suffer because of the bad Black students; but your disinclination to respond to the evidence of racism in contrast to bad behavior of Black students speaks volumes as regards your priorities. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Robert Robinson says: Robert Robinson says: Comments (23) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel March 19, 2018 at 11:57 am Please note the following article in the NYT. Finally, dismissing the potentiality of a teacher with a gun killing a Black student because of underlying biases while resorting to a stand your ground defense is a gross reprioritization of life: Black Lives Matter.Why Are Black Students Punished So Often? Minnesota Confronts a National QuandaryBy ERICA L. GREENThe Trump administration is highlighting the struggles that Minneapolis and St. Paul face with disparities in school discipline, and putting a thumb on the scale. Robert Robinson says: Robert Robinson says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img March 19, 2018 at 4:27 pm Robert Robinson’s response to my comment makes absolutely no sense. What is he possibly suggesting with his reference to black lives lost “due to the underlying assumptions of a gun toting teacher?” I would certainly agree that there are “disparities in treatment of Black students” but more often or not they work in black students’ favor because the record shows that in many schools they are held to far less rigorous standards of conduct than their white counterparts.If I do indeed harbor a “disinclination to respond to the evidence of racism” it is simply because nowadays what is all too often referred to as “racism” simply isn’t. Can’t those who call themselves progressives (including many members of the Episcopal Church) get that through their heads? Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Robert Robinson says: March 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm My. Question is what active shooters like what happend in Sutherland Springs what is happening to make churches safe. B.D. Howes says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Matthew W. Nugent says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET March 18, 2018 at 3:02 pm AppreciTe your comments and history. Still, the rationalizations of racism based on anecdotal experiences with misbehaving Black students leaves a sour taste. The combination of ignorance and arrogance overwhelms clear thinking and makes justice a step-child. March 10, 2018 at 11:29 am Thank you Episcopal House of Bishops for standing for those who are in need of support, harrassed women and those in danger in schools. Arming teachers is not the way to go. Have spent over 25 years in public schools…just how many mental health professionals would it take to help my students who witnessed teachers firing guns??? Get real…has nothing to do with 2nd Amendment rights either! I applaud our Bishops for taking a stand for those who have been vilified and harrassed also. Being “upfront!” and using your voices for those who have no voice is a rare commodity in today’s world.Thank you, Bishops,and mayGodcontinue to bless you! 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 Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK March 19, 2018 at 9:46 am Sorry if I am being misunderstood. I am not rationalizing racism. I am trying to understand what is the best way to move forward. B.D. Howes says: [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops said March 7 that its members will support two major social movements, one to end gun violence and the other to end sexual harassment, violence and gender bias.The bishops said they “wholeheartedly support and join” young people who survived the deadly Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in their call for an end to gun violence.In the other statement, they said they knew the “church has fallen short of our responsibility to listen and respond” to “the reality of sexual harassment, gender-based violence, and the cultural stronghold of gender bias and inequity.” The bishops “invite the church to a deeper examination of what God intends for our relationships,” including at the July meeting of General Convention.Both statements were “accepted” during their annual spring retreat, according to press releases issued by the church’s Office of Public Affairs. The bishops are gathered March 6-9 at Camp Allen, an Episcopal camp and conference center in Navasota, Texas.Bishops say students are ‘choosing life’In their statement on the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, the bishops noted that “at this critical moment young people of our nation are inviting us to turn away from the nightmare of gun violence to the dream of choosing life.”The statement endorses the goals of the student organizers of the March For Our Lives, scheduled for March 24 in Washington, D.C. Companion marches are planned in many U.S. cities and towns, and many Episcopal bishops have voiced their support for those marches. The bishops’ statement reiterated that support.They also pledged to observe “a day of Lament and Action” on March 14, one month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which killed 17 students and adults.The bishops said that, while they stand in support of the students’ efforts, “we acknowledge that black and brown youth have continuously challenged our country to address the gun violence that they and their communities are experiencing,” the bishops said. “We repent that, as bishops, we have failed to heed their call.”Some commentators have observed that the media and the public in general have appeared to be more sympathetic to the calls to end gun violence that have come from predominantly white communities. Others have expressed concern about potential racial bias among teachers who might be armed, as President Donald Trump and others have proposed.The bishops said they “recommit to working for safe gun legislation as our church has called for in multiple General Convention resolutions.”The Episcopal Church bishops acted a day after receiving a letter from Episcopalians Philip and April Schentrup, the parents of 16-year-old Carmen Schentrup, who was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The Schentrups attend St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in nearby Coral Springs, Florida, where their daughter was a youth group leader. Southeast Florida Bishop Peter Eaton shared the letter with the bishops.“In our attempt to heal from despair and grief, we are compelled to try and make the world a better place for our two remaining children and for all children,” the parents told the bishops, imploring them “as leaders of Christ’s church, to address the issue of gun violence head-on.“We ask that you make this a priority for the church and to leave little ambiguity as to ‘what would Jesus do.’ The scourge of gun violence on this nation, especially with military assault rifles, is a problem of our own creation and counter to God’s desire for peace and love. As a nation we can solve this problem, and as leaders of the church in our country, we ask that you help lead the way. In Christ’s name, we beg you to take action.”They also asked the bishops to “to come with us to stand up for the lives of children and for the ministry of Christ’s church” during the March 24 events.“One can only imagine the example of leadership and solidarity that such a showing could make on our fractured and divided country,” the Schentrups wrote.Responding to the #MeToo movementIn their statement on sexual harassment and violence, the bishops note that this is the first time the House of Bishops has met as a body since the #MeToo movement began last fall.“Many of us have experienced sexual harassment and perhaps sexual violence,” they wrote. “Bishops who are women know the ‘me-too’ experience. Some bishops who are men know it as well. We live with different experiences of the cultural endowment of power.”The house pledged to continue what it called “our own work of reconciliation within our branch of God’s church, honoring what we have learned and accomplished, as well as acknowledging the distance we still must travel.”They said that the work “will take courage.”“As many women and men bravely come forward to speak the truth of their experience, courageous men and women will listen, where appropriate repent, and take an active role in repairing the brokenness, working to change the culture of our church,” the bishops wrote.The statement also announced what the bishops called a “listening process in an open meeting at General Convention to hear more fully the stories of those who have been victims of sexual harassment and violence in the church.” That session will be July 4 from 5:15 to 7 p.m. in the House of Bishops convention meeting space.The bishops’ plan follows a Jan. 22 letter from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, calling on Episcopalians to spend Lent and beyond examining how the church has handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. The letter also said that they wanted General Convention to discuss these issues because they “want to hear the voice of the wider church as we determine how to proceed in both atoning for the church’s past and shaping a more just future.”Jennings later announced that she would appoint and chair a special House of Deputies committee on resolutions regarding sexual harassment and exploitation. The committee will have five subcommittees to draft resolutions on inclusive theology and language; disparities in pay, hiring, leave and pensions; changes to the Title IV disciplinary process and training; truth and reconciliation; and systemic social justice beyond the church. The committee appointments were announced a week ago.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET House of Bishops pledges advocacy to end gun violence, sexual violence ‘Open listening session’ to ‘hear stories of sexual harassment and violence in the church’ set for General Convention Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Terry Francis says: March 8, 2018 at 7:44 pm where does it say in the Bible fellow Christians Joe James and Tony that when following Jesus you have permission to abandon compassion and that cynics will inherit the Kingdom- your pettiness and denial have ruled the Anglican/Episcopal alliance for far too long- your tenure is doomed along with the sorry administration in Washington at the moment. March 19, 2018 at 8:16 am I think that Robert Robinson’s latest comment is way off-base. If in fact there are as many “anecdotal experiences” with “misbehaving Black students” as there obviously are, then it amounts to a pernicious form of racism to deny the fact. And while everybody has to put up with the consequences, the people most hurt are black students who do not misbehave and who resent the disproportional misdeeds of other blacks. There are indeed many blacks in that category and it is disgusting that they have to suffer from the “ignorance and arrogance” of the deniers.I realize that the sensible comment I just made will immediately be condemned by some as another example of “white racism.” I can’t help that. It just shows how far our country has traveled from what used to be known, by blacks and whites, as just plain ordinary common sense. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Robert Robinson says: Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group March 13, 2018 at 10:58 pm Both Terry Francis and Robert Robinson touch on a sensitive issue. How to deal with students who are being disruptive? When teaching black students, I found it easier to deal with black students whose parents were first generation immigrants from Africa. Some black students whose family lived in US for many generations would react with some hostility: accusing me of being a racist because I asked them to maintain silence in class or pay attention to their work etc. Their parents were of no help. It was a new experience for me; I realized such accusations will continue to be levied by some black students till their community as a whole feel more secured of their standing in this society. I also realized that this was a way for some black students to intimidate their teachers for better (undeserved)grades. Such misguided students often lose in the long run. By the way, I never had a non-black student ever accuse me of being a racist. March 10, 2018 at 7:13 pm I am not advocating arming teachers. Never have. I don’t know if that’s a good idea or a bad idea. I honestly don’t know but I am sure it would be less traumatic for to see a teacher shoot a bad guy than getting shot.Regardless, my question, referring to the comment about arming teachers being racist, is why is that racist? I just don’t see racism there.Finally, with all due respect, who has “no voice” on either of these issues? In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID General Convention, March 12, 2018 at 11:45 am Thanks to the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops for their vital work to prevent gun violence! Robert Robinson says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Joe Prasad says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Gun Violence, March 9, 2018 at 10:46 pm The Bishops are stating views expressed by parents, commentators and media. We all agree that there is gun violence and sexual violence. The House of Bishops has done well by supporting the two social movements – end gun violence and end sexual violence. It does take courage to actively deal with social issues. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tony Oberdorfer says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 March 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm So the Bishops do not stand with the Founding Fathers, but with the immature, spoiled, attention seeking high school children who have no idea of the consequences of their actions. I will not stand with the Bishops if they can not stand with and for the US Constitution. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 13, 2018 at 11:54 am I won’t debate the issue with you. However, I am pleased that my comments provided a mechanism for you to expose your underlying assumptions and validate my point. Perhaps others will learn from the commentary. I hope so. Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Group of Episcopal Church bishops adds voices to Supreme Court…

first_imgGroup of Episcopal Church bishops adds voices to Supreme Court case on Trump travel ban Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET April 27, 2018 at 6:17 pm I totally concur with most of the comments regarding the President’s authority to keep our citizens and country safe. Tolerance is a wonderful thing, so long as it works both ways. Too often, Christian tolerance is returned with intolerance from those who keeping crying about the need to be understood. These are the folks that the phrase “give them an inch … etc”. applies to. Messrs. [I presume] Hill, Harper, Oberdorfer and Zimmerman all cited valid and true points in their comments. Sadly, the EC leadership seems to be totally leftist in their views. Our Church needs to return to center since I fear that if they don’t, there will be no EC in the U.S. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm May I know the names of the bishops? I would like to thank them.Judy Mathews Donald Trump, Emmetri Monica Beane says: Tony Oberdorfer says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC mike geibel says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bill Louis says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Judy Wright Mathews says: Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing The Very Rev’d Canon Michael Perko says: Rector Collierville, TN william dailey says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments are closed. April 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm The names of the bishops are listed on the first two pages of the text of the brief. Larry Hill says: Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI April 30, 2018 at 12:14 pm Mike your comments are always thoughtful and right on point. All should understand that the Bishops are simply repeating more dogma from the Churches (Democrat) progressive political left, which sadly seems to rule today . Where were these Bishops when Obama supported such a ban? Is it any suprise that these Bishops express no real concern when muslims rape, torture and enslave Christians? April 27, 2018 at 10:52 am Because they are Bishops, I assume they are reasonably intelligent people capable of understanding the importance of the population statistic set out in my earlier post. Perhaps they were not circumspect enough to really study the details before taking up their position on the travel ban or perhaps they understood the statistics but chose to ignore them because the numbers did not support the position they wanted to take on the issue. If the later is true, then I must interpret their actions as signaling that they are supportive of the Anti-American, Leftist groups that never have the best interest of our country at heart. If they are going to play in politics, I think it would be wise of them to ensure they understand where the Episcopal Church membership at-large stands on the issues before taking public positions. Their public actions may have significant, unintended consequences on church membership. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Larry Hill says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Refugee Ban, April 27, 2018 at 9:09 am I’ll have to play devil’s advocate on this issue. What will families and friends of the 3,000 killed at ground zero on 9/11, think of the Episcopal church? The travel ban is based upon our national security necessities. It happens that the major atrocities in recent times have been perpetratedby Muslim immigrants, many not even citizens. From the Boston Marathon to the Orlando gay bar, are just two major instances of Muslim non-conformity to our national values and mores.The three preceding comments are correct from this writer’s frame of reference. My advice to the Bishops is, tread lightly on this issue, it can be a denominational bombshell. 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Immigration, 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Faith & Politics, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA [Episcopal News Service] More than 50 bishops of the Episcopal Church are among the hundreds of voices the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing as it considers the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s travel bans.The current and retired bishops have asked the court to rule that the ban violates the establishment clause of the Constitution, which prevents the government from establishing an official religion, acting in a way that unduly favors one religion over another or preventing people from exercising their faith.The main question before the justices is whether any president can ban travel and immigration to the United States based on nationality if that ban contradicts the power over such immigration and travel given to Congress in Article I of the Constitution. The state of Hawaii and others asked the Supreme Court to review Trump’s ban. The court heard arguments in the case April 25 in the last scheduled hearing of its term.Trump’s executive order suspends entry, subject to exceptions and case-by-case waivers, of certain categories of people from eight countries that do not share adequate information with the United States or that present other risk factors.Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., April 25, while the court justices consider a case regarding presidential powers as it weighs the legality of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from Muslim-majority countries. Photo: REUTERS/Yuri GripasOther challengers have argued that Trump’s campaign speeches and tweets about Muslims were a clear indication that the ban was aimed at a particular religious group and not justified by security concerns. The ban sought to restrict travel from eight nations — Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela and North Korea — six of which are predominantly Muslim. Chad was recently removed from the list by the administration.The 57 bishops told the justices in an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief that among the central tenets of the Episcopal Church is a call “to welcome and assist strangers, especially those who are poor, sick, and most in need of help, to provide a safe haven for those seeking freedom from oppression, and to uphold the dignity of every human being.“To those ends, the Episcopal Church has long supported a robust refugee resettlement program for those fleeing their countries to escape persecution, oppression, and war,” they wrote, referring to the church’s more than 75-year-old Episcopal Migration Ministries, or EMM.The bishops said Trump’s travel ban has “significantly undermined the efforts of religious organizations in the United States, including the Episcopal Church, to render aid to those fleeing war and oppression. For many Americans, this type of refugee-assistance work is an expression of their faith and one of the ways in which they keep their covenant with God.”The travel bans, they wrote, “have caused and will continue to cause significant harm to these religious organizations and to the very vulnerable people that they serve” and “have debilitated and will continue to debilitate the vital mission of religious organizations, and will deprive Americans of the opportunity to practice their faith through service to others in need.”EMM is one of nine agencies that contract with the U.S. government to resettle refugees. The other resettlement agencies are Church World Service, Ethiopian Community Development Council, HIAS (formerly known as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), International Rescue Committee, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services, and World Relief.Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel organized the amici brief effort, following his work on two similar actions when challenges to the travel ban were being heard at the federal court of appeals level. Rickel invited the church’s bishops to sign on to the brief.The bishops were not the only Episcopalians who have raised their voices in the case. Thomas H. Kean, who was the Republican governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990 and chairman of the 9/11 Commission, and John Danforth, an Episcopal priest who served as a Republican senator from Missouri from 1976 to 1995 and an ambassador to the United Nations, are among a group that filed their own amicus brief. Kean and Danforth signed the brief with other former Republican members of Congress or lawyers who have worked in previous Republican administrations.Kean, Danforth and a third Republican in that group argued April 22 in the New York Times that the Constitution grants Congress the power to make immigration and foreign travel laws, and “Congress cannot give any president the power to dismantle our immigration statutes.”As the Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments in the case April 25, the Washington Post reported that some religious freedom groups had avoided taking a stand on the constitutionality of the travel bans and “are more concerned about how the court will consider the legal issues than they are with the actual outcome.” The article notes that other groups, such as the group of Episcopal Church bishops, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, the Muslim Justice League and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, actively oppose Trump’s executive order.Many observers who listened to the oral arguments seemed to think that, in the words of SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe, “a majority of the court (and perhaps even a solid one) appeared ready to rule for the government and uphold the order in response to concerns about second-guessing the president on national-security issues.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY April 26, 2018 at 4:52 pm If you click on the link to the amicus curiae brief, you’ll find the names of all the bishops who joined the filing. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (11) Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Larry Waters says: Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA STANLEY ZIMMERMAN says: Refugees Migration & Resettlement Tags April 30, 2018 at 2:48 pm Thank you Mike for pointing out the dangers of unfettered, poorly vetted immigration. I’ve read the brief submitted to the Supreme Court by the 57 Bishops and their preposterous allegations claiming “The President’s EO-3 exploits fear, denies the dignity of peoples of different faiths, and deprives Americans of an opportunity to practice their faith…” TEC has turned a blind eye to the safety and sovernty of our country. The never ending bashing of the Trump administration is disgusting. The President is well within his rights to limit immigration into our country. April 26, 2018 at 6:15 pm The group of Bishops leading this effort are way off base. The Muslim population in the group of countries named in the travel ban represent 8% of the world wide Muslim population. How do you conclude that the travel ban is anti-Muslim as opposed to a specific action in the interest of national security. This representation by Episcopal Bishops causes my wife and me to reflect on whether our membership in the Episcopal Church will continue. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 26, 2018 April 26, 2018 at 5:53 pm The travel ban against citizens of certain largely Muslim countries is motivated not by hostility against Muslims but by amply justified security concerns which evidently are not shared by a lot of Episcopalians. To call it “unconstitutional religious discrimination” is absurd, all the more so because many Islamic entities have been acting more as dedicated hostile political organizations than religious. Sad to say, as many contributors to ENS have pointed out, there are many Episcopalians who seem determined to turn the Episcopal Church itself into a political organization. It seems to me that to a large extent they have succeeded. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME April 27, 2018 at 8:32 pm From the comments at the hearing, the Supreme Court may well side with the administration that the 7 -country travel restriction is a valid exercise of executive power. I can only hope that the majority of the SC Justices reject the phony “litmus test” often used by liberal judges and progressive bishops: “To heck with the law; I hate Trump and if I don’t like or agree with an Executive Order, then it must be illegal or racist.” Making America “safer” and protecting our Americans from the risk of terrorism is more important than the rights of want-to-be immigrants or refugees, regardless of the motives of the President. The order plus extreme vetting will “help” deny (but not prevent) entrance into this country by foreign undesirables and subversives of whatever religion or calling, not for reasons of religious persecution, but because predominantly Muslim countries are known to export murderous terrorists whose only “American Dream” is to kill Americans. There are other ways to show compassion for refugees without risking the lives of innocent Americans.I suggest the good Bishops read aloud the names of the dead Americans, Jews and Christians murdered by Islamic terrorists here and abroad. This list of the dead is longer and more informative than the self-righteous-politico nonsense in the brief filled with the Supreme Court—written by lawyers paid by pledge money from the membership:• In 1967, Palestinian Arab Christian Sirhan Sirhan assassinated (murdered) presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.• On February 26, 1993, the World Trade Center bombing in New York City by Islamic terrorist killed 6 and injured 1,042.• August 7, 1998 bombs ignited by Islamic extremists at the United States embassy Tanzania and Nairobi killed 224 and injured more than 4,000.• September 11 2001 attacks killed 2,996 people and 6,000 others were wounded.• On July 4, 2002 an Islamic terrorist shooting in the Los Angeles International Airport killed 3 and wounded 4.• On June 14, 2002, several attacks by Muslim murderers targeted the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Indonesia, killing 12 and wounding 51.• On June 18, 2004, American Paul Marshall Johnson was beheaded in Riyadh after being kidnapped at a fake police checkpoint in Saudi Arabia.• On June 1, 2009 Addulhakim Muhajid Muhammad shot and killed 1 recruiting officer and wounded another in Little Rock.• On November 5, 2009, at the Fort Hood shooting near Killeen, Texas, 13 people were murdered and 33 injured.• On October 23, 2014, Zale H. Thomson (also known as Zaim Farouq Abdul-Malik) attacked four New York policemen in the subway with a hatchet, severely injuring two policeman before being shot to death.• On December 1, 2014, a burqa-clad woman stabbed a 47-year-old American teacher to death in a mall restroom in the United Arab Emirates and then later planted a bomb outside the home of an Egyptian-American doctor.• On April 2, 2015, fully 148 people – most of them Christian students – were killed in the Al-Shabaab’s Garissa University College attack right before the Easter weekend Holidays.• On December 2 2015, married couple Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people and injured 22 others in a killing spree at a San Bernardino Christmas Party.• On June 12, 2016, at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, 49 people were killed and 53 were injured in a mass shooting. The shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to ISIL by specifically calling police and journalists several times during the incident.• On November 28, 2016, during the Ohio State University attack, 11 people were hospitalized for injuries after a car ramming attack and mass stabbing. The perpetrator, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was a Muslim Somali refugee given permanent resident of the United States.• On, October 31, 2017, in the Lower Manhattan attack, an Islamic terrorist drove a pickup truck into cyclists and runners and wielded two guns (later found to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun) and an ISIS flag, killed 8 people and injured 13 others. Maybe the list of banned countries should be longer.Unquestionably, less than 1% of Muslims are fanatical murderers. But these same Bishops are those who demand a ban on the sale, and then later confiscation, of guns from law abiding citizens, yet less than 1% of gun owners use their weapons to commit murder and mayhem. It’s always a double-standard with the leadership of the TEC. If banning guns will make our public places safer, then the same logic supports vetting people from terrorist nations.We are witness to the demise the Rule of Law in this country to be replaced with political and ideological correctness by the self-appointed vigilantes of “abstract justice.” The TEC is not a democracy but is run by elitist Bishops who are religious demagogues and who do not answer to the membership, and who live under the protective bubbles of Christian Privilege that filters out common sense and accountability for lives lost. The Supreme Court Justices should give the “friend of the court” brief the weight it deserves–zero. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA last_img read more

Diocese of Michigan chooses four women as nominees for bishop

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Michigan announces a preliminary slate of candidates who will stand for election as the 11th bishop of Michigan.The candidates are:The Rev. Grace Burton-Edwards, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia.The Rev. Paula Clark, canon to the ordinary and canon for clergy development, multicultural ministries and justice, Diocese of Washington.The Rev. Bonnie A. Perry, rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Chicago, Illinois.The Rev. Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Colorado.Information about the candidates, including each candidate’s photo, autobiographical sketch, resume and answers to the five essay questions asked by the Search and Nomination Committee can be found here.The Standing Committee also announced the opening of a petition process by which nominees may be added to the preliminary slate of candidates. As explained in the material that can be found here, the petition process is akin to the prior practice of having “nominations from the floor” with two major differences: 1) there is time for a background check of petition candidates; and 2) there is time for petition candidates to become known to the diocese through the required published information and participation in the walkabouts. The deadline for nominations by petitions is 5 p.m. March 18.The final slate of candidates will be announced by the Standing Committee after the close of the petition process. Members of the diocese will have the opportunity to become acquainted with all candidates on the final slate of candidates during the walkabouts to be held May 17-19. The special convention will be held on June 1. The ordination and consecration of the new bishop will be held Feb. 8, 2020.The priest elected will succeed Bishop Wendell Gibbs Jr., who in January 2018 announced his plans to retire at the end of 2019. 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Why schism? United Methodist leaders explain proposal to split the…

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Members of the unofficial group of United Methodist bishops and advocacy group leaders who negotiated a proposal to split the denomination speak about the process Jan. 13, 2020 on a livestreamed panel hosted by United Methodist News Service. Video screengrab via UMNS[Religion News Service] The 16 United Methodist bishops and advocacy group leaders who negotiated a recent proposal to split the denomination explained their reasoning at an event held Jan. 13 that was streamed live by United Methodist News Service.They also forecast dire consequences if the proposal, officially called “A Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation,” isn’t approved this May by the denomination’s global decision-making body.United Methodist Bishop John Yambasu of Sierra Leone, who first convened the group that led to the negotiations last summer, said a failure of the proposal would be “catastrophic for the church.”“It would be total disaster,” Yambasu said. “It would mean more pain and more harm to the entire church.”The unofficial group, which was joined by veteran mediator Kenneth Feinberg, offered a behind-the-scenes look at how they arrived at the proposal, which was announced earlier this month and is now being written into legislation for delegates to approve at the General Conference in Minneapolis in May.“We’re asking them to do something historic, not just for the United Methodist Church, but frankly something needed in America and in the world right now, which is to watch a group of people in a large, 12 million-person institution cooperate in such a way that we help each other do the things that we desire to do and answer the callings we feel God has laid on our hearts,” said the Rev. Tom Berlin, who represented centrists in the group.United Methodists’ conflicts, which have expressed themselves mostly in questions of the inclusion of its LGBTQ members, go back to 1972, recalled Patricia Miller, executive director of the conservative United Methodist Confessing Movement.That year the General Conference voted to add language to the denomination’s Book of Discipline declaring that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.”That language was revisited every four years at subsequent General Conferences until 2016, when delegates voted to hold a special session to finally settle the debate. That meeting, held in St. Louis, Missouri, in February of last year, voted to strengthen the enforcement of that language banning the ordination and marriage of LGBTQ United Methodists, but many LGBTQ United Methodists and their allies immediately vowed to resist and remain in the denomination.Now, after nearly five decades of controversy, Miller said, “It’s time for us to move to amicable separation.”Despite their victory at the special session, it is the conservative congregations and conferences that would split from the denomination to form a new body under the new proposal. If approved, they would retain ownership of their church buildings and other properties and receive $25 million to form a new “traditionalist” Methodist denomination.At Monday’s event, Yambasu described the special session as a “catastrophe” and a “poor witness of who we are as United Methodists.”The bishop returned to Sierra Leone “devastated,” he said. American United Methodists had presented a “galaxy of plans,” he said, “but none of these plans to us seem to provide the answer to the situation.”Last summer, still hoping for a solution, he called a meeting of several bishops from outside the United States and leaders from advocacy groups identified as having traditionalist, centrist and progressive views.To be successful in yet another round of meetings, Reconciling Ministries Network Executive Director Jan Lawrence said, “we felt like we needed something different.”“Our answer to that was to discuss having a professional mediator join us,” she said.With Feinberg on board, they settled on a group of 16 participants who would represent a variety of viewpoints in the denomination. The mediator had acted as special master of the U.S. government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and later as the special master for TARP executive compensation.“Two of the things that he offered during this process were that our job was to get to yes, and he kept reminding us of that. He also reminded us that we had the opportunity to write the narrative, and that if we didn’t write it, someone else would,” said Lawrence, who represented progressives.The group met for negotiations over six two-day sessions, sometimes breaking a deadlock with prayer, according to participants.Like others within the church, LGBTQ United Methodists and their allies still are processing the proposal, Lawrence said.Some are hopeful, she said. Some are skeptical. Some view the denomination as “beyond reform.”And while the proposal isn’t perfect, she said, it does call for a moratorium on church trials against clergy who are LGBTQ or who perform same-sex weddings.“It changes the landscape for people who have been deeply harmed,” said the Rev. David Meredith, who has faced complaints of violating church law since marrying his husband in 2016.“I speak to my LGBT friends out there: This protocol ends the harm. It just does. I couldn’t believe that until this group met. I couldn’t believe that could happen in the United Methodist Church.”Centrists within the denomination had three priorities, according to the Rev. Junius Dotson.They wanted to have “room” for different perspectives, Dotson said. They wanted to remove all language and policies from the denomination’s rulebook that treated LGBTQ United Methodists as “second-class Christians.”And they wanted the United Methodist Church to continue in some form. Most of the plans to split the denomination that already have been submitted to the 2020 General Conference would dissolve the United Methodist Church altogether, he said.Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, recently elected to be the next president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, said she couldn’t predict what the post-separation United Methodist Church would look like.“It’s an opportunity to grow. It’s an opportunity to be more nimble and more responsive to our mission fields,” she said.“And my prayer is that the post-separation United Methodist Church will continue to be a big tent church, a place where everyone can be the best that God has called them to be — the best expression of what it means to be a United Methodist.”The Rev. Keith Boyette, president of the conservative Wesleyan Covenant Association, wouldn’t speculate how many churches and conferences might join a new traditionalist Methodist denomination, though he said he anticipated it would be a global denomination.While traditionalists’ beliefs were affirmed by the special session, Boyette said, they were willing to leave to “set the church free from this conflict.”“Progressives and centrists were making it very clear that they were not prepared to voluntarily leave the church and that they would persist in their advocacy for their deeply held convictions and beliefs,” he said.Before the special session, Boyette had said he would recommend Wesleyan Covenant Association members leave the denomination if delegates did not back the existing language in the Book of Discipline. Afterward, the association had affirmed that still was an option if conflict continued.“As everyone has conceded, we’ve been preparing as a contingency for just this sort of event to unfold, but still substantial work remains to be done,” Boyette said.The new denomination likely would not meet in Minneapolis immediately following the General Conference, he said, but perhaps before the end of the year.Yambasu, however, was confident that United Methodists in Africa, where the denomination is growing fastest, will support the proposal.“I believe 100% of Africans will support this proposal,” he said. “I’m very positive about that.” Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Why schism? 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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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA LGBTQ 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

Episcopalians respond to black Americans’ disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths…

first_img Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel COVID-19, Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopalians respond to black Americans’ disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths with lament, community action, advocacy, spiritual care Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Racial Justice & Reconciliation 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Pat McCaughanPosted Jun 1, 2020 Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Members of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, gather May 2 to package and distribute food for the local community. Photo: Carl Harper[Episcopal News Service] Grappling with the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 virus on black Americans, Episcopalians are responding with formal lament, community engagement, advocacy and spiritual care.Over 350 people attended the first of three online webinars, “A Cry to God Together: Lament in the Time of COVID-19” hosted by the Diocese of Atlanta’s Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. It will host its final webinar in the series on June 2, featuring Atlanta Bishop Robert C. Wright.The webinars were designed “to publicly proclaim a sense of the grief and loss and anger and then be open to some possibility for transformation,” Executive Director Catherine Meeks told Episcopal News Service. “We are more likely to be open to transformation if we’re honest about where we are.”Meeks called national statistics revealing that African Americans are dying at 2.4 times the rate of whites from the coronavirus “disturbing, but not surprising because of all the factors that have grown out of our history and the lack of concern for black people that makes resources scarce. When you get hit by something like this virus, all the vulnerabilities show up.”Included among those vulnerabilities are longstanding stressors, such as systemic racism, poverty and lack of access to adequate education and health care. The COVID-19 virus has added another layer of stress, she said.The need to lament “grew out of hearing people saying, ‘Well, we just have to do this until we get back to normal.’ There’s no normal to get back to,” Meeks said. “We’ve got to move forward. We have lost some ways of being and there’s a lot to grieve, but if we don’t pay attention and do that work, we will flounder a long time.”Similarly, the Rev. Ron Byrd, The Episcopal Church’s missioner for Black Ministries, said he has begun online monthly check-ins with clergy of African descent to offer “an opportunity to share their grief, share their challenges, share their opportunities, share what they’re doing to share with others in this age of COVID-19.”Emerging on the pandemic’s other side will be a hybrid of traditional church and new technologies, along with fresh expressions of stewardship, advocacy and missional opportunities, he said.“We are not entering a new normal, but a new reality,” Byrd told ENS. “For African Americans in general, and clergy of color in particular, we don’t want to go back to normal. Normal was not serving us.”In Philadelphia: Historic strength, community engagementIn Philadelphia, where black patients are dying at a 30% higher rate than white patients, the Very Rev. Canon Martini Shaw, in mid-May, averaged three COVID-19-related funerals a week for three weeks.Administering spiritual care to the bereaved while wearing a mask and social distancing with only a handful of family members present “creates a terrible barrier,” he said. He recalled one such service at a local funeral home with “a widow sitting in front of her husband’s casket, bereaved and sobbing. Neither I nor family members could really go to her to offer her any type of physical support.”Additional stressors include “providing care for those who are suffering, dying, those who have died, and just tending to those who are sick, or staying in touch with those who might have lost their jobs and be suffering hardships financially and providing food for them,” he said.For spiritual sustenance Shaw, rector of the historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, harks back to the church’s roots. The congregation was founded in 1792 by Absalom Jones, The Episcopal Church’s first black priest. Jones, a former slave, worked tirelessly among victims of a yellow fever outbreak in 1793.“We are continually inspired by the ministry of Blessed Absalom, especially during this time of COVID-19,” Shaw told ENS during a recent telephone interview. “Blessed Absalom’s commitment to the community during the yellow fever epidemic fuels our passion, dedication and witness to serving God’s people today.”Shaw has shifted Bible study and worship online, on Sundays, as well as daily morning meditations and evening compline. Church partnerships with the Overbrook West Neighbors Community Development Corporation and Project Isaiah have meant that “we help provide food to seniors and those people in the community who are suffering financially. A truck delivers weekly meals — at least 1,000 boxes of food were distributed just last week.”Additionally, the church will serve as a testing site for the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, a group offering free testing to the community, Shaw said. “Every week seems to be different; I don’t always know in advance what the needs might be, but we are standing ready and willing to assist.”In Raleigh: A vision of ‘worship, wisdom, work’In Raleigh, North Carolina, the COVID-19 virus may have temporarily emptied the parking lot and shuttered doors at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, but the 500-member congregation’s focus has remained steady: “We give worship to God, we receive wisdom from God and we work alongside God.”St. Ambrose’s rector, the Rev. Jemonde Taylor, said volunteers recently experienced a sense of communion when assembling and distributing 11,500 boxes of food in the community.After a brief morning prayer service, volunteers made “the connection between the worship we did in the past when we gathered and that this is the worship we do now, keeping us connected now that the church is scattered.”In a state where twice as many African Americans as whites are living in poverty, are unemployed and are food insecure, the church’s outreach has focused on alleviating hunger and advocating for housing relief, primarily through community partnerships.In North Carolina, African Americans represent 22% of the state’s population but account for 39% of COVID-19 deaths.Concerns about social isolation as well as the concrete needs of the most vulnerable have translated into door-to-door food distribution, Forward Day by Day drop-offs and friendly greetings through windows — not just for parishioners but the community in general, he said. Forward Day by Day is a lectionary-based collection of daily Christian meditations, published quarterly by Forward Movement, a ministry of The Episcopal Church.“We have the same concerns as everyone — isolation, being lonely,” Taylor said. “I talked with one parishioner in her 90s who wonders if she will ever worship in St. Ambrose again. At her age, she is wondering if her last Sunday in our worship space was March 8th,” after which in-person worship was temporarily suspended.Prayer meetings and other spiritual resources, including a coronavirus-inspired sheltering-in-place Bible study, have been offered online and via telephone, he said. “We began with Noah’s Ark, the great story of quarantine and sheltering in place — eight people in a big boat with all of the animals for a long time,” he said.Advocacy: The church’s responsibilityThe Rev. Kim Jackson, interim vicar of Church of the Common Ground, which meets in a downtown Atlanta park, said at least nine COVID-19 cases and one death had been reported among her chronically homeless congregation.The church has a responsibility to lament on their behalf, she told viewers of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing’s May 19 webinar. “Their energy is focused on surviving,” she said. “What does it mean to be in a space where survival is your fundamental purpose and goal, so you can’t pause and cry out in the ways you might want to?”She questioned why such COVID-19-inspired changes as housing the homeless in empty motels and early prisoner release hadn’t happened before the virus. “If we could do that today, we could have been doing it all along,” she said.The Rev. Charles Wynder Jr., The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for social justice and advocacy engagement on reconciliation, justice and creation care, agreed.“Lamentation is an important part of our ability to grieve,” and so is advocacy against such long-standing systemic inequities as racism, poverty, lack of access to education and healthcare,” Wynder said. “Advocacy is critical to our ability to come through this and come out on the other side equipped to be able to live and to be positioned for human flourishing. The question is, What is the church willing to do?”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. 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The Super Bowl’s evolution from football game to entertainment extravaganza

first_img 1 COMMENT TAGSsuper bowltheconversation.com Previous articleIn defense of “the rat race”Next articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR February 6, 2018 at 12:30 am Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom I wondered why my husband was not watching the Super Bowl Game yesterday, and I asked him why didn’t he have it on. He said we can’t get that channel to come in, on free tv. We get about 60 channels, but that wasn’t one of them. 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. Reply In just 50 years, the Super Bowl has become one of the biggest “shared experiences” in American culture, up there with attending religious services, voting in presidential elections and playing Pokémon Go.But curiously, many of the tens of millions who tune in don’t actually want to watch football.Perhaps it’s because the game itself has never been all that exciting, with the outcome rarely a close call. As a response, it seems the NFL has created a thriving, celebratory atmosphere around the game.So how did a battle of gridiron gladiators become second fiddle to a flashy spectacle of singers, fireworks, and advertisements?The Super (boring) BowlThe Super Bowl is generally super boring – at least, in terms of the typically lopsided score. The game is so boring that a rehash of all 50 of the past Super Bowls finds that the average margin of victory is more than 14 points. Only 18 of the games have been decided by seven points or fewer, while only seven have been settled by a field goal or less.The first 20 Super Bowls produced only five close games, and criticisms of the lack of parity in the other 15 drowned out the excitement of the handful of close contests. The average margin of victory for Super Bowls I to XX was over two touchdowns. Sports columnists in the 1970s and 1980s dismissed Super Bowls as “hopelessly” and “unbearably dull,” “sleep-inducing” and “lacking high drama.” Even former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle admitted that the day was “probably more of an event than simply a game.”Still, by the 1980s, the Super Bowl had become a de facto American holiday. But much of the public remained indifferent about the game itself. For example, prior to Super Bowl XXI, one poll indicated that 40 percent of viewers didn’t even care who won.The show must go onBecause of its inability to consistently guarantee a reasonably competitive championship game, the NFL decided to ramp up the production of a spectacle, with expensive – sometimes controversial – halftime shows and pregame showcases distracting from the football.Super Bowl halftime performances started out as relatively simple affairs featuring university marching bands and faded pop stars. But as early as Super Bowl XI in 1977 – when the league contracted with the Walt Disney Company to produce a halftime show titled “It’s a Small World” – the NFL began to craft a new production template.‘It’s a Small World’ was the first highly produced Super Bowl halftime show.The 1993 halftime show for Super Bowl XXVII featured pop icon Michael Jackson, the first in a long list of high-energy halftime productions built around top musical artists. Megastars of all genres suddenly began to covet a Super Bowl gig. The headliners of these shows soon took their own steps to redirect the focus of millions of television viewers away from football and onto themselves, whether it was Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunctionduring Super Bowl XXXVIII or Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 political statement. This year, the NFL will shell out US$10 million to produce Lady Gaga’s halftime show.The NFL’s schemes for pumping up off-field excitement rather than relying on the drama (or, more frequently, the lack of drama) on the field soon moved to other aspects of the event. The national anthem soon became its own highly produced and coveted gig, joining pregame fireworks and military flyovers.Whitney Houston’s booming rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” for Super Bowl XXV, performed weeks after the U.S. entered the Gulf War, set a new standard.Not everyone could live up to Houston’s example. At Super Bowl XLV, Christina Aguilera wilted in the spotlight when she forgot the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” stealing some of the postgame commentary of what turned out to be one of the closer games, a 31-to-25 victory by the Green Bay Packers over the Pittsburgh Steelers.A commercialized holiday just like the rest?The NFL’s strategic marriage to television has also diverted attention away from the game on the field. In 1967, advertising rates for a 30-second commercial spot cost a modest $42,500.In the years since, they’ve escalated to become the most expensive advertising time in the history of television. After 1985, in response to the huge impact of Apple’s legendary “1984” commercial, advertising rates soared to over $500,000 for a 30-second spot. This trend sparked the emergence of the “Ad Bowl,” an unofficial but hyper-intense marketing competition to produce the most creative and memorable television commercial targeting the Super Bowl’s enormous captive audience, which hit 111.9 million viewers last year. Within a decade of the debut of “1984,” advertising rates doubled to $1 million for a 30-second spot. For Super Bowl 50 in 2016, the price reached $5 million. The Ad Bowl has further eroded the focus on football, drawing in viewers who claim that they watch the game more for the commercials.In recent years, the Super Bowl has actually become much more competitive: Seven points or fewer have decided six of the last 10 games.Yet better games haven’t produced an audience primarily interested in good football. A 2016 Huffington Post poll found that millennials were less likely to be interested in “the game itself” than in the commercials and the halftime show. The same poll showed that the older you are, the more important football is in your Super Bowl celebration.Interestingly, a similar trend of commercialization seems to now color most holidays. Independence Day, Labor Day and Memorial Day celebrations have become less about honoring the men and women who serve our country and more about backyard barbecues. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day have become more about mattress sales and three-day weekends than recognizing those individuals’ great deeds. The same flurry of commercialism has dampened the religious foundations of Thanksgiving and Christmas.Even with the recent spate of close contests, it’s unlikely we’ll see a major revamping of Super Bowl productions to focus more explicitly on football. To those, however, who hunger for the halcyon days of old when Super Bowl Sunday was about the contest on the gridiron – and not the hoopla at halftime or the barrage of ads – we’d point out that a quality football game has almost never been the core component of this distinctly American holiday. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! By Peter M. Hopsicker, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University and Mark Dyreson, Professor of Kinesiology, Affiliate Professor of History, Director of Research and Educational Programs for the Penn State Center for the Study of Sport in Society, Pennsylvania State University.Editor’s Note: This story was first published in theconversation.com LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Over two million Floridians on the road this weekend

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter National37.3 million (+2.7%)34.6 million (+2.4%)2.9 million (+5.5%)1.8 million (+2.9%)$2.32/g BUSIEST AIRPORT PICK-UP LOCATIONS FOR RENTAL CARS(According to HERTZ data from 2016) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Los Angeles (LAX)San Francisco (SFO)Orlando (MCO)Atlanta (ATL)Denver (DEN) Many Memorial Day Vacationers Traveling Abroad this YearWhile the vast majority of travelers are planning a Memorial Day road trip, many other Americans will take an extended vacation and travel internationally.Europe is among the most popular vacations booked with AAA this year. Multiple European countries landed on our top 10 due to pent-up demand and continued favorable exchange rates. TOP DESTINATIONS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND(Based on AAA travel bookings) Orlando, FloridaRome, ItalyLondon, EnglandDublin, IrelandVancouver, CanadaSeattle, WashingtonLas Vegas, NevadaNew York, New YorkParis, FranceHonolulu, Hawaii LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Memorial DayTravel VolumesTotalAutoAirOtherGas Prices(Memorial Day 2016) Percentages are comparisons to Memorial Day 2016 Travel Volume TAGSMemorial Day Previous articleNOAA: Expect an active hurricane seasonNext articleLocal builders partner with Habitat for Humanity Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Memorial Day travel hits highest peak in over a decadeFrom AAAAAA projects 2.08 million Floridians are preparing to travel 50 miles or more this weekend for Memorial Day, an increase of 66,169 people (3.3%) from last year. Nationwide, 39.3 million Americans are expected to travel, marking the third consecutive year of growth and the largest Memorial Day travel volume in 12 years.“The expected spike in Memorial Day travel mirrors the positive growth seen throughout the travel industry this year,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, Travel Sales Development, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “So far in 2017, travel bookings with AAA in Florida are up 17 percent, compared to the same period last year. Higher confidence, rising wages, and recent gas price declines have bolstered consumer spending, leaving many Americans with more money to spend on travel this Memorial Day.”The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29. The busiest travel days are expected to be Thursday, Friday and Monday, as many Americans enjoy an extended weekend.By the Numbers:2017 will mark the third consecutive year of growth in Memorial Day travel with 2.7 percent more travelers than last year.Travel volumes for all modes of transportation are forecast to be the highest since 2005.34.6 million Americans (88.1 percent of travelers) will drive to their destinations, an increase of 2.5 percent over last year.2.9 million Americans will fly, increasing air travel by 5.5 percent over last year.1.75 million travelers – an increase 3.2 percent from 2016 – will take other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses.Motorists will find the highest Memorial Day gas prices in two years.Florida gas prices are rising after declining for 31 consecutive days. Florida’s state average of $2.31 is 6 cents more than what motorists paid on Memorial Day 2016.Airfares, car rental rates and mid-range hotels are all trending higher than last Memorial Day. Florida2.08 million (+3.3%)1.86 million (+3.1%)163,281 (+6.5%)60,706 (+0.7%)$2.25/g Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Gas Prices on the Rise; Will Remain Slightly Higher Than Last YearMotorists will find the highest Memorial Day gas prices in two yearsOn Memorial Day 2016, gas prices averaged $2.32 nationwide and $2.25 in Florida.At press time on Wednesday, May 24, gas prices averaged $2.37 nationwide and $2.31 in Florida.Click here for today’s gas price averages near you.Even if gas prices stay above last year’s levels, they should remain well below the prices seen on Memorial Day 2015.The cost to fill an average-size tank of gas with regular unleaded fuel in Florida is $34.65 – $1 more than last year’s holiday.Florida’s average price rose on Monday, snapping a 31-day streak of declines for a total discount of 16 cents.Despite slightly higher gas prices this year, the vast majority of travelers (88.1 percent) are planning to hit the road for the holiday weekend.Automobile travel will grow by 2.5 percent this Memorial Day, with 34.6 million Americans planning a holiday road trip – the most in 12 years.“Gas prices are now rising alongside oil prices, due to another week of declining crude oil and gasoline stocks, and rising demand,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Fuel prices should follow an upward path through the rest of the week, the rate of which will depend on the outcome of today’s OPEC meeting on production cuts. Regardless, gas prices should not fluctuate to levels that would cause Americans to alter their holiday travel plans.”Large Increases in Flying and Travel by Other Modes this Memorial DayWhile road trips continue to reign supreme for Memorial Day, more Americans will fly, ride the train or bus, or take a cruise vacation compared to last year.The share for air travel will record the largest year-over-year growth among all transportation modes, climbing 5.7 percent from 2016.This marks the fourth consecutive year of holiday air travel growth, due to Americans’ increased confidence in spending their rising incomes on taking a flight, which tends to be a more expensive mode of travel compared to auto, train or bus.2.9 million Americans will fly to their destination – an increase of 152,000 from last year.Travel by other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses, will increase 3.2 percent, to 1.75 million travelers.Airfares, Hotel and Car Rental Rates on the RiseAccording to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index, average airfares for the top 40 domestic flight routes will be 9 percent higher this Memorial Day, with an average round trip ticket landing at $181.Hotel costs have also increased since last Memorial Day, with the average AAA Three Diamond Rated hotel costing $215, or 18 percent more than last year.More Americans Plan to Rent Cars for their Holiday Road Trips this YearAAA’s car rental bookings are 19 percent higher than last Memorial Day.According to Hertz, the busiest day for car rental pick-ups is expected to be Friday, May 26, based on last year’s data.Daily car rental rates will average $66, which is 7 percent more than last year. 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Blue Darters thrash Evans 57-12

first_img The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter September 30, 2017 at 5:31 am Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here James1958center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka Blue Darters Previous articleWounded Officers Initiative and Ministerial Alliance partner for BBQNext articleCity outlines storm debris removal Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Opens district play with a clarifying winIt’s been a confusing and detached season for the Apopka Blue Darters. The September schedule was highlighted by rain/lightning delays, postponements, cancellations due to Hurricane Irma and unusual opponents like Miami Norland, and the Lakeland Dreadnaughts. Despite the disorienting nature of the early season, Apopka managed a 3-1 record, but as the rain and wind of the early season subsided, the clarity of district play came into view tonight.In contrast to the early season, district play is simple. There are four teams in District 8A-4: Apopka, Evans, Wekiva, and West Orange. The four teams play a three-game round-robin. The team with the best record wins the district and goes to the state playoffs. Easy.Apopka seemed to like the simplicity of district play, as they blasted the Evans Trojans 57-12 to open district play 1-0 and improve its overall record to 4-1. Evans fell to 3-2 on the season and 0-1 in the district.The Blue Darter quick strike offense returned when sophomore tight end Jalen Carter took a handoff on a trick play and rumbled 50 yards for a touchdown on the very first play from scrimmage. Running Back Eric Wright scampered past Evans defenders for the two-point conversion, and Apopka took an 8-0 lead with only 22 seconds expiring.The Apopka defense stopped a fourth down conversion when junior defensive tackle slammed into Evans senior quarterback Deandre Moody, giving Apopka the ball on downs.With great field position, Blue Darter quarterback Jackson Darlington ran up the middle 28 yards for the second Apopka touchdown of the evening with 8:19 left in the first quarter. Darlington also rushed into the end zone for the two-point conversion to double the Apopka lead to 16-0.Evans answered on the next drive with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Moody to senior running back Daryl Tramel on a fourth down conversion. The extra point failed, and the quarter ended with Apopka ahead 16-6.Early in the second quarter, Apopka took advantage of a muffed punt and started its drive on the Evans 10-yard-line. After an illegal procedure penalty and a fumbled snap, freshman running back Eric Wright took a double reverse to the end zone. The extra point failed, but Apopka extended its lead to 22-6 with 9:17 remaining in the second quarter.After a three-and-out by the Trojan offense, the Blue Darters marched 68 yards on five plays, featuring a 36-yard run by Wright. Junior running back Cornelius Williams went untouched around right end for a 10-yard touchdown run. Williams also slammed into Trojan defenders and into the end zone to successfully complete the two-point conversion to give the Blue Darters a 30-6 lead with 5:51 left in the second quarter. On the very next drive, Wright sailed into the end zone again from 30 yards out. The extra point missed, but Apopka led 36-6.Just before the half ended, Moody ran five yards for a Trojan touchdown. The two-point conversion failed, and the half ended with Apopka in control 36-12.The Blue Darters kept the offensive onslaught in gear on their very first drive of the second half, going 52 yards in eight plays, with Darlington scoring his second touchdown of the game on a 5-yard run. Freshman kicker Titus Vandiver added the extra point to give Apopka a 43-12 lead with 6:26 remaining in the third quarter.Darlington hit Shaderrick Bradford on a touchdown pass to open the fourth quarter. Vandiver added the extra point and Apopka led 50-12, and after an interception by sophomore strong safety Billy Riley, the Blue Darters piled it on when Apopka running back Reshard Sibley scored with less than five minutes remaining on a 5-yard run. Vandiver made the extra point, and Apopka closed out the rout 57-12.The Blue Darters travel to Jacksonville to play the Mandarin Mustangs in a non-district game next week. Mandarin is 2-3 on the season. Kickoff is at 7 pm. 1 COMMENT Wonderful, great game guys Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

June continues wet weather trend across the district

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictWhile rainfall has not reached record-breaking levels, June continued a trend of higher-than-average rainfall for counties within the St. Johns River Water Management District. A full hydrological report was presented during today’s governing board meeting.The district has received above-average rain for nine of the past 12 months, with areas of unusually high rainfall in parts of St. Johns, Flagler and Brevard counties. The districtwide 12-month rainfall total is 13.5 inches above average.Flagler County had the highest 12-month rainfall total, with 72 inches.Seminole County had the highest monthly rainfall, at 8.8 inches, followed by Putnam, with 8.7 inches, and Brevard, with 8.6 inches.Even the driest counties, which include Alachua, Bradford and Indian River, experienced more than 6 inches of rain during June.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 the SJRWMD on Twitter at @SJRWMD, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For more information about the district, please visit www.sjrwmd.com. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here TAGSRainfallSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleDistrict Board votes to reduce tax rate for sixth consecutive year  Next articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 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 Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Florida House panel OKs further restrictions on petition-gathering process

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply In the waning minutes of the 2019 legislative session. Rep. Jamie Grant, R-Tampa, grafted a raft of amendments imposing restrictions on petition-gatherers onto an unrelated bill.House Bill 5 was quickly adopted by the House and hustled over to the Senate and approved.The new rules extend the state’s voter registration system to petition-gathering, requiring citizen initiative organizations sponsoring signature drives have their own numbered, serialized petitions provided by county elections offices.HB 5 requires petition-gathers to have a permanent Florida address, bars out-of-state entities from ballot campaigns, and prohibits signature gatherers from being paid on a per-petition basis.The rules went into effect July 1 and have been cited by at least one sponsor of a prospective 2020 ballot measure as “an unconstitutional alteration of the initiative petition process.”Make It Legal Florida (MILF), the committee sponsoring a proposed constitutional amendment seeking to legalize recreational marijuana, has filed a lawsuit challenging the rules, which it says have forced it to withdraw from November’s ballot.This year, Grant isn’t waiting until the session’s last day to slip amendments into a bill to further restrict the petition-gathering and initiative process.On Thursday, he championed a bill crafted before fellow members of the House Judiciary Committee that would raise the threshold of voter petitions to trigger language review, require disclosure of “out-of-state participation” and shorten the time petition signatures are valid.The House Judiciary Committee subsequently approved PCB JDC 20-01 in a 12-6 partisan vote. Depending on how it fares in a legal review, it could be on a rocket-docket for the House floor.The bill would not increase the number of verified petition signatures needed to make the ballot – currently 766,200, a number updated annually based on voter turnout in the previous election – but it would increase the threshold for triggering the mandated Supreme Court review of ballot language from 10 percent (76,000) to 50 percent (383,000).The measure would require sponsors to pay local supervisors of elections offices for the signature verification and reduce the amount of time petition signatures are valid from two years to Feb. 1 of even-numbered years.Grant argued the 50-percent threshold would save taxpayer dollars by ensuring the Supreme Court only reviews measures likely to make the ballot and said gatherers would still have almost two years to meet signature requirements if they begin drives after even-year elections.Grant said it should be “really hard to amend the constitution.”“The Florida Constitution should be owned by the citizens of Florida,” he said, claiming out-of-state groups spend millions to convince state residents to amend the constitution.Grant’s comments drew sharp criticism from committee Democrats and advocacy group representatives.Floridians for Freedom chair Jodi James said the Supreme Court’s language review is a pivotal step in gaining legitimacy and supporter.“Until I get to 10 percent, nobody is going to write me a big check,” she said, claiming the 50 percent threshold is too high.AFL-CIO Legislative Director Rich Templin said the 50 percent threshold is designed to “kill” citizens’ capacity to petition for change. He disputed Grant’s contention that the process is dominated by deep-pocket, mostly liberal, groups, noting the point of the petition process is to ensure the constitution is not manipulated by special interests but by the people.“None of that has changed, but what we did with those changes is we actually took the process away from the people and made it now a wholly-owned process by the millionaires and billionaires,” Templin said. “No one can collect those (signatures) with volunteers anymore.” The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! By John Haughey | The Center Squarecenter_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAmendmentsFlorida LegislaturePetitions Previous articleBrush Up On Your Pet Dental Knowledge With Pet SupermarketNext articleMartin Luther King Jr. – A life unfinished Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Springbok John Smit’s big hit on All Black Brad Thorn

first_imgTuesday Sep 15, 2009 Springbok John Smit’s big hit on All Black Brad Thorn A few years back, sectors of the South African media and public were calling for John Smit to be axed as Springbok captain. Jake White stuck with him though, and Smit has had the last laugh, with World Cup, British & Irish Lions, and Tri Nations victories under his belt.Moving from hooker to prop in recent times, Smit has had his critics over his perceived weakness in the scrums. He silenced them on Saturday as he held his own against the powerful Tony Woodcock.“You always get a massive boost when you blast over the ball after the opposition has opted for a scrum, and that was a turning point,”‘ Smit said in his post-match reaction.Smit was courageous on Saturday. His face was a mess with blood flowing all match. He took a few massive knocks, one from a head collision with his teammate Schalk Burger, and then he got smashed by Isaac Ross.He soldiered on though, and put in this crunching hit on All Black enforcer Brad Thorn, who famously dumped him in last years test in Wellington. That tackle caused the injury that meant Smit wasnt able to celebrate their Dunedin win last year.The obvious questions now arise about whether Smit will be around to lead his country to the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand, to defend the trophy they won in 2007.“I get asked the question a lot these days and it depends on how I’m playing, whether I’m good enough to make the team. But I have a two-year contract with the Sharks and the next World Cup is not that far away,” Smit said.In his 90th Test, Smit finally achieved one of his own person goals to beat New Zealand in New Zealand, a feat which eluded him last year but can now be added to his impressive resume.“I think it is a special day for him and I am just glad we have done it for him. He is such a great leader, such an inspirational leader that it is fantastic to have done it with him in the team,” centre Jean De Villiers said of his captain. :: Related Posts :: Brad Thorn gets one week suspension for spear on Smit Time: 01:16ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Dan Lydiate comeback after breaking his neck

first_imgSunday Dec 27, 2009 Dan Lydiate comeback after breaking his neck Two years after suffering a career-threatening injury, Newport-Gwent Dragons flanker Dan Lydiate made a remarkable comeback. This is the story of how he not only made it back into professional rugby, but earned his first cap for his country. Twenty one year old Lydiate broke his neck when playing a Heineken Cup group match against Perpignan two years ago, leaving him with temporary paralysis and requiring surgery. “I wasnt knocked unconscious or anything like that,” he says. “I remember exactly how it happened and laying there thinking it is not good. It was a pretty scary time. “When it happens, you lose the feeling in your arms and legs. Anybody would be scared. The medical people were also scared to move me at first, but they took all the necessary precautions and I couldnt fault them.” The collision left him with a crushed disc, broken vertebra, and torn ligaments in his neck. He underwent surgery in November 2007, not knowing what the future held. “I didnt know if I would walk or whatever, but it was established I was going to be fine,” he said. “The next question was whether I would be able to play again. Once I had the operation, they said there was no reason why I couldnt. You just start building from there.” He was back walking again within three weeks, but a career in the physically bruising world of rugby looked likely to be improbable. He sat out of the game, doing a bit of work on the family farm, and wondering if hed ever make it back after such an ordeal. Watching Wales win the Grand Slam in 2008 added to the feeling of disappointment he had to deal with while unable to play. “It was terribly frustrating,” said Lydiate. “I love my rugby and was chuffed that Wales had won the Grand Slam. But I found it too difficult to watch at times. “I suppose they were the darkest days, although through it all, I never let go of the possibility of getting back and maybe, one day, playing at that level.” Exactly two years on from the fateful night, he made his debut against Argentina off the bench at the Millennium Stadium. It was the culmination of a dream that he’d worked hard for after the horrific injury that almost changed his life forever. “When things like that happen, you are just happy to walk again,” he said. “Then, once you start training, you get the bug again and start wondering ‘what if?’.” He only got ten minutes to play against Argentina, but loved every moment of it. “I havent stopped smiling,” he said, “I kept my cap on as long as I could in the evening function, it was a huge honour for me. “My family were all down at the game and my mam didnt stop crying all day, she still had tears in her eyes on Sunday,” he said after his debut. Inspirational stuff.Time: 03:26 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Training Related Articles 115 WEEKS AGO Carlin Isles gym footage shows fascinating… 241 WEEKS AGO Box Jump Guide – Do Them Right To Develop… 242 WEEKS AGO Special Strength Training for Rugby – Why,… 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 Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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

The Rebels upset the Blues in Melbourne

first_imgFriday Apr 6, 2012 The Rebels upset the Blues in Melbourne The Blues slumped to a new low as they were beaten 34-23 by the Rebels in Super Rugby’s Thursday night clash Melbourne. James O’Connor came into his own as the home side won back-to-back matches for the first time in the competition. After having finished last in their inaugral season, the Rebels boosted their squad this year with the inclusion of ace Wallaby backs Kurtley Beale and James O’Connor. It’s working for them so far as this week the two of them played a vital part in the win, as did Danny Cipriani, who is in good form.“Having Danny inside me, I can play the role that I want,” O’Connor said. “He controls the game really well and I can have more of a run and get into the second receiver a little bit more and obviously I’ve got a world-class player outside me in Kurtley and Mitch Inman’s really stepped up.”The game went down to the final few minutes as the Rebels win looked secure before a late Chris Lowrey set things up for a tight finish. Rebels captain Gareth Delve drove over with time almost over though, adding some comfort to the scoreline and robbing the Blues of a losing bonus point.“It was another real nailbiter, a bit closer than we’d have liked,” said Welshman Delve. “We’re still a young team and looking to develop and that was another big step forward. The way we stuck together shows how we’re coming together as a side.”It was the fifth loss in six matches for the Blues, who are missing some key players but now sit firmly on the bottom of the New Zealand conference.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsYou 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

Rupeni Caucaunibuca looking slim, trim and determined at Northland

first_imgWednesday Oct 2, 2013 Rupeni Caucaunibuca looking slim, trim and determined at Northland As we reported a month back, former Auckland flyer Rupeni Caucau is back in New Zealand, plying his trade with Northland in the hopes of finding the form he showed in the early days. Total Rugby caught up with him for some insight into his world. Still regarded as one of the greats that failed to maintain his incredibly high standards, Caucau is back where it all began and looking in pretty good nick, despite being injured at the moment.In this player profile we hear from the man himself, as well as Northland head coach Derren Witcombe,  former Auckland hooker and teammate of Caucau’s when he first burst onto the scene.While there was speculation that he might be returning to France with Lyon, who are in search of an outside back, today it was confirmed that he is unavailable so they will have to look elsewhere.The former Agen and Toulouse winger played earlier in the ITM Cup season, scoring a couple of tries and combining well with Rene Ranger to set up a few, but unfortunately picked up an injury against North Harbour that has halted his progress somewhat.He’s more determined than ever though, saying that he wants to be a role model for the younger players, and of course wants to put his family in the best possible position for when he retires.“Now I have three kids. I’m working hard now before I retire, for their future. So when I finish, I have something for my kids, for my family,” he explained.Caucau admits that age isn’t on his side so it’s a bit of a struggle at times, but he says that he wants to show everyone that he’s still got it. We can’t wait.We’ll be archiving more Player Features such as this one over time. All feedback is welcomed. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… 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. 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

Treviso and Scarlets halfbacks sinbinned after push and shove sparks fight

first_imgMonday Sep 23, 2013 Treviso and Scarlets halfbacks sinbinned after push and shove sparks fight Quick clip of a scuffle that ensued last weekend after Bennetton Treviso’s Alberto di Bernardo was picked and held up in a tackle so shoved the ball into the face of Scarlets’ Gareth Davies. Davies then shoved him back with an open palm, and a little fight broke out.Both players were yellow carded, although one might that a stern warning would have sufficed.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 RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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. 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

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 13 of Super Rugby

first_imgMonday May 11, 2015 The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 13 of Super Rugby Catch up on the very best from another great round of Super Rugby down south. There were tries aplenty, some upsets and one player got punched in the face, by his teammate. Look out for the Sam Whitelock try yet again, as well as a scorcher from Melani Nanai.Also, after the Force win, check out what Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins had to say here.We’ll have more from Super Rugby soon. Thanks to the Rugby HQ guys another great wrap-up.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Plays of the Week Related Articles 123 WEEKS AGO WATCH: France destroy Wales in Women’s Six… 138 WEEKS AGO Waikato winger scores four tries in epic… 304 WEEKS AGO The Wraparound from Rugby HQ – Week 27 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 TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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

Backs take over to perfectly execute genius lineout move

first_imgThursday Mar 14, 2019 Backs take over to perfectly execute genius lineout move The South Wales Wildcats scored this incredible try recently when they crammed a lineout with backs, setting up an outstanding score at Cardiff Arms Park. ADVERTISEMENTWe’ve seen many creative lineout moves attempted over the years but this is clearly one of the better ones, especially as it was perfectly executed and led to a try, from 50 metres out.The backs joined a lineout on the halfway line. In fact, it was only backs in the lineout, except for the hooker who threw it in. The first receiver caught a low ball only to flick it through his legs to the darting number ten (who was standing at nine), who shot away catching the Nationwide defence off guard.A nice beating of a man one on one was followed by a perfect offload in the tackle, and then a cheeky inside step from the tryscorer before he dived over for a memorable score.The players involved were Bradley Williams, Matthew Williams and Stefan Collins.Send us your best clips via social media or rugbydump.com/blitz and we’ll share the best ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Amateur , See it to Believe it Related Articles 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down… 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round… 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

Jordan Taufua shows what was taken out of his knee after successful surgery

first_imgFriday Sep 25, 2020 Jordan Taufua shows what was taken out of his knee after successful surgery Leicester Tigers flanker Jordan Taufua has provided an update on his health after undergoing surgery on his knee this week. ADVERTISEMENTThe Kiwi, who arrived at Welford Road in 2019 from the Crusaders, said in an Instagram post that the surgery went well, although he is now set to miss the remainder of the season for the Tigers. The 28-year-old shared a photo of himself in crutches with his right knee strapped, as well as a beaker containing some of the debris from his knee after the operation. Despite this setback, the loose forward is remaining positive, and shared this message:“Gutted that my season has been cut short but supporting the boys from the sidelines! Surgery went well now on the Road to Rekavary.“In times like these it’s easy to fall into a dark place with setbacks, things not going your way and that’s OK. But it’s also a great opportunity to set new goals, SMASH those goals and become a better version of yourself.”Click the right arrow to see the debris from his knee ADVERTISEMENTTaufua will have to watch from the sidelines when his teammates take on Toulon at the Stade Felix Mayol tomorrow in their Challenge Cup semi-final encounter. His absence will be felt on the Cote D’Azur, as his physicality has been a real asset to a Tigers team that have struggled this season.On the domestic front, Leicester have two remaining fixtures against Bristol Bears and Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership in which Taufua will be absent. However, with Saracens already destined to be relegated this season, these are effectively dead rubber games for Leicester. This means Taufua’s last game of the season was the derby victory over the Northampton Saints two weeks ago, after the quarter-final against Castres last week was cancelled. ADVERTISEMENTHis focus will now be on the new season that is set to start in November.  Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

House in Gerês / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” 2003 CopyAbout this officeCorreia/Ragazzi ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCaniçadaHousesPortugalPublished on May 22, 2008Cite: “House in Gerês / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos” 22 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo Flooring – Terroxy Resin SystemsMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMePanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Iconic SeriesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelDoorsJansenFire Doors – Janisol 2 EI30 70 mmSlabs / Plates / SheetsMetadecorMetal Facade Blade – MD LamelMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?在Gerês的房子 /Graça Correia y Roberto Ragazzi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 stream Architects: Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Caniçada, Portugal Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Correia Ragazzi+ 30 Share Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/1063/house-in-geres-graca-correia-y-roberto-ragazzi Clipboardcenter_img Projects Photographs:  Luis Ferreira Alves, Alberto Plácido, Juan Rodrigues Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/1063/house-in-geres-graca-correia-y-roberto-ragazzi Clipboard Houses Products used in this ProjectWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingCollaborators:Ana Neto Vieira, Susana Silva, Telmo Gomes, Katharina Wiederman, Pedro GamaStructure:GOPClient:João Telmo Monteiro P. FerreiraHydraulic Services:GOPElectric Services:Raul Serafim & AssociadosCoordination And Supervision:Graça Correia, Roberto RagazziContractor:Almeidas & Magalhães, LdaSite Area:2000 sqmArchitects:Graça Correia, Roberto RagazziCity:CaniçadaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The project of this house foresees both to reconstruct and augment a ruin into a weekend retreat at a plot with extraordinary morphological characteristics, within Cavado River and its tributary. The plot, of 4.060m2, is located in a protected natural area and has for conditions a concrete construction and the preservation of all trees. The constructive capacity was given by the existing ruin. Save this picture!Courtesy of Correia RagazziSince the first visit of the site it was clear we were dealing with a delicate project. The project placement on the plot was essential given that the surroundings were the main reference for the construction. Save this picture!Courtesy of Correia RagazziHaving practiced water-ski for 20 years, the river grounds the weekend house for the clients. For them, the exceptional outlook one enjoys should be an element of the house; for us, architects, should be an evident inside space value, but also, the opposite concern was relevant – the house could only act as a significant element on the landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of Correia RagazziHaving identified the site, a pragmatic analyse of the circumstances was in order: the demands of the program were a house for a couple and child, a visitor’s suit preferably dislocated from the house as also should be the storehouse for the water-ski activities holding a shower, bathroom and storage area. Save this picture!Courtesy of Correia RagazziThe area of the house, inevitably small, was specified by the reduced dimension of the pre-existent ruin. Thus, the first sketches of the solution appear in its dependence… Meanwhile, the fundamental decision revealed itself through the house orientation. Its final location on site, at right angles to the slop seeks for a better relation with the plot and the platform where it “lays”, avoiding all trees and damage to the outside area. The weightless intervention enhanced by the overhanging part that shoots off the riverbank cliff maximizes the transparent appearance from the river reducing land occupancy. Save this picture!Courtesy of Correia RagazziThe house makes a dialectic reference to Malaparte House by Adalberto Libera and the remarkable table Less by Jean Nouvel, suggesting the constructive solution for the top of the hanging part. Save this picture!Courtesy of Correia RagazziAs a half-buried house in its relation to the main access it appears diminished; on the other hand, from the river it appears as a glass frame dissimulated on the vegetation. The relation established by the house and ruin defines both the access and the scale of the intervention, transforming the ruin into a constant presence from the inside of the house such as any other landscape element. Save this picture!Courtesy of Correia RagazziThe concrete plasticity in relation with the luxuriant flora was determinant, therefore the careful concrete cast drawing. This concrete volume with accessible roof was entirely covered with birch on the inside and has grey self-levelled pavement.Save this picture!Courtesy of Correia RagazziProject gallerySee allShow lessFrexport Headquarters / CC ArquitectosSelected ProjectsSeifert House / Bau KulturSelected Projects Share House in Gerês / Correia/Ragazzi ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Gerês / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos House in Gerês / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos Photographslast_img read more

Triangle House / JVA

first_img Norway Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Triangle House / JVA Text description provided by the architects. This house is situated with views towards the sea between the branches of the surrounding pine-forest. The permitted aerial building lines define the plan and even the heights of the roofline. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWhile the exterior views are singularly framed by the window openings, closely related to individual spaces, the interior is treated in a more fluent way with overlapping sequences of space and light in section and plan. This duality of focal and flow is the theme of the building. Save this picture!The exterior cladding of wooden panels is related to guideline of the window openings. The interior is clad with OSB-boards, the floors are cast in concrete and partly covered with sisal mats. Save this picture!The bathrooms are paneled with brushed aluminum panes and mirrors. A vast collection of books will cover the walls and soften the acoustics. The owners claim that they sleep very well in this house.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessRemota Hotel / Germán del SolSelected ProjectsAlison Brooks Architects present new buildings for LiverpoolArticles Share Architects: JVA Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!+ 23 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/3763/triangle-house-jva Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/3763/triangle-house-jva Clipboardcenter_img CopyAbout this officeJVAOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodNesoddenHousesNorwayPublished on July 21, 2008Cite: “Triangle House / JVA” 21 Jul 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo Flooring – Terroxy Resin SystemsMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMePanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Iconic SeriesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelDoorsJansenFire Doors – Janisol 2 EI30 70 mmSlabs / Plates / SheetsMetadecorMetal Facade Blade – MD LamelMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?三角住宅 / JVA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 stream Year:  Projects 2006 CopyHouses•Nesodden, Norway “COPY” ArchDaily Triangle House / JVASave this projectSaveTriangle House / JVAlast_img read more

2Inns / Sebastian Mariscal Studio

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” 2006 “COPY” Area:  412 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States Text description provided by the architects. Capturing the beautiful weather of Southern California and the unobstructed ocean views of La Jolla, 2inns explore the spatial qualities of a continuous interior-exterior space in the private realms of two identical adjacent houses. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThough the private and public domain is clearly defined, the distinct presence of the two volumes is meant to encourage a sentient response to the natural and built environment of the neighborhood. Save this picture!Stepped back from the street, the houses carve into the existing topography. The exposed C.I.P. concrete sub-level forms the Base that extends from the front lawn to the hil l in the back, opening a dramatic ‘light well’ in the work/play area. Elevated from the street, the Main level is enclosed by twenty-f ive ful l height glass panels, which slide away on an automated track, creating a continuous open plane that connects the back garden to the ocean views. This feature transforms the kitchen, living and dining areas into a complete exterior space whi le maintaining privacy from the street. A suspended IPE wood clad top level performs as the Canopy. This wood ‘jewel box’ houses the sleeping quarters and frames the water views whi le providing shade to the space below. Save this picture!The strong relationship to the terrain and the views from the site allows 2inns to remain anchored whi le projecting outward. Formally, the spatial arrangement is defined by the material ity of each volume and the use of negative space. The public realm transforms into a void that slices the buildings horizontal ly, further accentuating the concrete and wood-clad masses of the remaining spaces.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessBrad Pitt’s Make It Right presents duplex homes for NOLAArticlesCascade House / Paul Raff StudioArticles Share 2Inns / Sebastian Mariscal Studio Houses CopyHouses•San Diego, United Statescenter_img Projects Architects: Sebastian Mariscal Studio Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeSebastian Mariscal StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan DiegoWoodHousesUnited StatesPublished on July 07, 2009Cite: “2Inns / Sebastian Mariscal Studio” 07 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave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 stream 2Inns / Sebastian Mariscal StudioSave this projectSave2Inns / Sebastian Mariscal Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/27916/2inns-sebastian-mariscal-studio Clipboard Save this picture!+ 21 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/27916/2inns-sebastian-mariscal-studio Clipboardlast_img read more

Vila N / SYAA

first_imgSave this picture!© Andrei Margulescu+ 33 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/35966/vila-n-syaa Clipboard “COPY” Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSYAAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasBucharestHouses3D ModelingRomaniaPublished on September 24, 2009Cite: “Vila N / SYAA” 24 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?N 别墅 / SYAA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 stream Romania Photographs Vila N / SYAA CopyHouses•Bucharest, Romania Year:  Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/35966/vila-n-syaa Clipboard Vila N / SYAASave this projectSaveVila N / SYAA 2008 Photographs:  Andrei MargulescuText description provided by the architects. Vila “N” occupies a plot of 350 sqm (aprox 12x30m) in a central but de-structured area of Bucharest. The building retreats from the street to make place for an entrance courtyard and the underground parking. The small hill covering the garage dominates this courtyard and becomes in the same time landscape and garden. Save this picture!© Andrei MargulescuThe cubic shape of the building has two blind walls and two sober facades that protect a loggia, an exterior terrace and the richness of the interior space developed around the central atrium. Save this picture!© Andrei MargulescuStairs and bridges border this core and create the opportunity for various horizontal and vertical visual relations. There exists a “public” route leading to the office room on the ground floor and a “private” route linking the living room with the rooms upstairs, without intersecting each other. The light is captured in this atrium as in a kaleidoscope giving life to the house and an always different mix of light, shade and colour.Save this picture!© Andrei MargulescuProject gallerySee allShow lessEvolver / Alice StudioArticlesHometta: A Home Plan CompanyArticles Share Architects: SYAA Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Black White Residence / David Jameson Architect

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/101226/black-white-residence-david-jameson-architect Clipboard Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Ardex, Benjamin Moore, Fleetwood, Gaggenau, James Hardie, KWC, Kawneer, Lightolier, Miele, Omnia Industries, Metric Home, Wayne DaltonText description provided by the architects. The Black White Residence inhabits the masonry shell of an existing house.  Focusing the design concept around ruins and exploring the idea of aperture, the glass temples, black frames, and white stucco provide a stark contrast to the natural surroundings, all the while offering views to the landscape beyond.  The design program called for renovations on the first floor level and the addition of a second level with a significantly smaller footprint.  More photographs and drawings following the break. Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumAlluding to the Acropolis, four modern glass temples emerge from a white stucco plinth as volumes of light, and define space between each other. These volumes of light are stitched together by a circulation core sheathed in black that extends to cradle each space. The volumes are instruments of light, gathering natural light to the interior during the day and glowing in the landscape at night. Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyThe glass volumes of the upper level and windows incised into the main level stucco plinth are thought of as lenses to the landscape. Facing the street side of the site, long thin ‘census’ windows give focus to the measured cadence of tree trunks while editing views to passing vehicles. Above, the glass volumes provide panoramic views to the tree canopy and sky above. To the rear yard, one glass volume slices through the plinth to frame unencumbered two story views.Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Bjarke Ingels Discusses Darwinism And DesignArticlesVideo: eCloud Sculpture at San Jose International AirportArticles Share ArchDaily Photographs:  Paul Warchol Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: David Jameson Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects United States CopyAbout this officeDavid Jameson ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentBethesdaRefurbishmentHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 04, 2011Cite: “Black White Residence / David Jameson Architect” 04 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream “COPY” Black White Residence / David Jameson Architect Black White Residence / David Jameson ArchitectSave this projectSaveBlack White Residence / David Jameson Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/101226/black-white-residence-david-jameson-architect Clipboard 2007 CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Bethesda, United States Year:  Houses Photographs Save this picture!© Paul Warchol Photography+ 17 Share “COPY”last_img read more

Villa Oscar / smedshammar+Holmberg AB

first_img “COPY” Villa Oscar / smedshammar+Holmberg ABSave this projectSaveVilla Oscar / smedshammar+Holmberg AB CopyHouses•Stockholm, Sweden Sweden ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/129217/villa-oscar-smedshammarholmberg-ab Clipboard Area:  272 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2008 Save this picture!© Anders Holmberg+ 35 Share Projects Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/129217/villa-oscar-smedshammarholmberg-ab Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs:  Anders HolmbergText description provided by the architects. House Oscar is a villa designed for one private family, located on a site by the water on Stora Essingen in central Stockholm, Sweden. The house has three levels with the entrance on the second floor. Due to the high density of houses in the neighborhood the house has three semi closed facades, but is wide open with a glass facade towards the seaside in southwest. The social areas are all situated towards the southwest façade, with a view over the sea Mälaren. The house has either a balcony or terrace on each floor, to maximum the view over the nice surroundings.Save this picture!© Anders HolmbergRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82On the third floor there is an open roof terrace and on the second level a balcony outside the kitchen. Different ceiling heights between the social rooms create a dynamics together with the straight stair case connecting the floors. Even the stair well frames the sea view as you have the water in sight as you walk down and the sky in sight when you walk up. The house is formed in the shape of a cube with voids for the balcony and terrace. Because of the beams and columns continuing the shape of a cube on the third floor terrace, it creates a feeling of being in a room. Save this picture!© Anders HolmbergAnders HolmbergProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Villa Under Extension / OFIS ArhitektiArticlesDelugan Meissl Associated Architects Vol. 1 / Delugan Meissl Associated ArchitectsArticles Share Year:  Villa Oscar / smedshammar+Holmberg AB Architects: smedshammar+Holmberg AB Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officesmedshammar+Holmberg ABOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStockholmHousesSwedenPublished on April 21, 2011Cite: “Villa Oscar / smedshammar+Holmberg AB” 21 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave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

Myriad, Syntax and Tunga / Dick van Gameren architecten

first_imgArchitects: Dick van Gameren architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/167460/myriad-syntax-and-tunga-dick-van-gameren-architecten Clipboard Housing Myriad, Syntax and Tunga / Dick van Gameren architecten Photographs:  Marcel van der Burg Text description provided by the architects. Myriad stands out from the other urban villas in the inner area of the Funenpark grounds due to its varied programme. The six-storey building contains twelve four- and five-room dwellings and ten smaller two- and three-room apartments. The block with twenty-two apartments is made of up of thirteen different types of dwellings. Save this picture!Myriad schemeRecommended ProductsFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesThe larger apartments were constructed as single-family residences. The six maisonettes at ground level each have an outer area bordering the green car-free space between the residential blocks. The other six family residences are detached houses located on the roof of the fourth storey. A small square on the roof, containing trees and a few paths, connect these houses with the centrally located area where stairways and lift can be accessed. Save this picture!plans and sectionsEach of the two storeys situated in between contains five apartments located on opposite sides of an inner passageway that stretches from façade to façade. The way the building block was constructed is evident on the outside: the twelve family dwellings stand out due to the variety of colours used in the brick façades and masonry bond patterns, thus emphasizing their individual characters. The two intermediate storeys, on the other hand, suggest the communal character of an apartment complex: continuous glass fronts between strips of preformed steel create a neutral filter between the city and the apartment. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgSyntax en Tunga are two identical apartment buildings with three storeys resting on a semi-underground storage level on the edge of Funenpark. Ten apartments and a maisonette are located around a central area that gives stairway and lift access. The apartments’ outdoor areas face the park as much as possible. Text provided by Dick van Gameren architecten.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow lessBifurcating Ecologies / Kenneth To – Wendy W FokArticlesFoster + Partners open studio for Open House LondonArticlesProject locationAddress:Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyHousing• Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/167460/myriad-syntax-and-tunga-dick-van-gameren-architecten Clipboard Myriad, Syntax and Tunga / Dick van Gameren architectenSave this projectSaveMyriad, Syntax and Tunga / Dick van Gameren architecten ArchDaily 2009 “COPY” “COPY” Projects Year:  CopyAbout this officeDick van Gameren architectenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingPublished on September 17, 2011Cite: “Myriad, Syntax and Tunga / Dick van Gameren architecten” 17 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream Save this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 16 Sharelast_img read more

House Reduction / Studio Bright

first_img Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/218911/house-reduction-make-architecture-studio Clipboard Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Peter Bennetts Text description provided by the architects. This is our first house reduction. Located in a dense, inner urban area, the efficient planning of this house has meant that there was an actual reduction in its internal footprint. As an alternative to the large ‘box on back’ extension, this project looks at how smaller spaces and multifunctional rooms can provide a large family with the space they need. We see the move towards smaller, more flexible houses as an essential response to conserve resources and reduce carbon footprints.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsExternal screens are used to provide flexibility and to allow the living space to expand and contract. The screens also protect the house from the busy road at the rear of the property and can be pulled across to shade the house in summer. Built in daybeds and joinery maximise the efficiency of the house and provide wonderful places to sit and enjoy the sun.Save this picture!diagram 01Project gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: WOHA’s ‘Breathing Architecture’ ExhibitionArticles’Grenade’ Inflatable Pavilion Proposal / SITBON ArchitectesArticles Share 2011 “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 19 Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Australia Architects: Studio Bright Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/218911/house-reduction-make-architecture-studio Clipboard Year:  House Reduction / Studio Bright Projects Photographs House Reduction / Studio BrightSave this projectSaveHouse Reduction / Studio Bright Houses CopyAbout this officeStudio BrightOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on March 22, 2012Cite: “House Reduction / Studio Bright” 22 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?住宅减造 / Studio Bright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

Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects

first_img Houses Projects United States Photographs:  David Matheson The house sits on a dense site facing Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Our clients were keen to be fully cognizant of this amazing setting in all areas of the home. As such the house was conceived as a central room comprised of the courtyard, living room, and bedroom, bordered by niche spaces for the kitchen, breakfast nook, office and master bath. Fully folding doors/walls adjacent to the courtyard from the living room and bedroom literally open the full space up, and the rhythmic edge of vertical screen elements (solid mahogany and steel) create a loose border that stretches and compresses along its lengths.Save this picture!© David MathesonViewed at an angle, the screen reads opaque, but viewed closely or straight through, the screen is visibly porous allowing both light and air to travel through and across the central space. All other rooms on the main floor abut this border screen, creating a reference of place throughout the house, and providing a dynamic reading of visual connections as one moves through the space. This central heart of the house is protected from strong seawater winds of the ocean by a glass roof, designed to allow for clear views upward and to maintain a warm center space.Save this picture!© David MathesonThe steel columns that anchor the steel cable and strut trusses are integrated into the vertical wood screen – matching the changing rhythm and yet independently identified by a deep charcoal color. When a sweeping breeze is needed, the large sliding windows between the office and the courtyard are easily opened to allow full cross-ventilation. The house lives and breathes through the courtyard, and our clients live fully in this “large” room, even soaking in the Japanese Ofuro installed beneath the glass roof to watch the evening sky.Save this picture!© David MathesonThe second floor is accessed by an exterior cantilever stair, which is structurally and materially integrated into the vertical screen system. Atop the house is a small second floor enclosure between two porches with dramatic views. This space is primarily used as a meditation room – and the large scooped skylight draws attention towards the changing blue of the sky and movement of the stars. Hidden below the inset Tatami floor is a guest mattress, ready to be revealed for guests to sleep among the cypress treetops.Save this picture!© David MathesonProject gallerySee allShow lessConnect:Homes Offers Affordable, Modern, Sustainable HomesArticlesRigshospitalet Hospital Expansion / 3XN Architects + aarhus architectsArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/239007/carmel-residence-dirk-denison-architects Clipboard Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCarmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States Architects: Dirk Denison Architects Photographs CopyAbout this officeDirk Denison ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesCarmel-by-the-Sea3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on May 30, 2012Cite: “Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects” 30 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?卡梅尔海住宅 / Dirk Denison Architects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 stream Save this picture!© David Matheson+ 14 Share Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/239007/carmel-residence-dirk-denison-architects Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

New Urban Village Proposal / Zotov & Co

first_img New Zealand “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/370937/new-urban-village-proposal-zotov-and-co Clipboard CopyAbout this officeZotov & CoOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectUrbanismUrban DesignResidential ArchitectureHousingChristchurchHousingUrban DesignResidentialNew ZealandPublished on May 12, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “New Urban Village Proposal / Zotov & Co” 12 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream New Urban Village Proposal / Zotov & Co ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Zotov & CoWritten by Alison Furuto Share Projects “COPY” Urban Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/370937/new-urban-village-proposal-zotov-and-co Clipboard CopyAlmost demolished after the earthquake in 2011, Christchurch center was required a renovation. The challenge for architects Zotov & Co was to recall a livable city center. After asking the question of what is needed to be happy, the architects chose nature and communication as the foundation of their concept. The center for the quarter an island covered, dense forest which concentrates all social activity. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of Zotov & CoOne of its quarters closed to the historical part was rendered for showcase living block, which consists as minimum of 50 units. The block should become an attractive alternative to dwellings in suburb area and reflect also qualitative urban environment with all its arrangements. The top of the island is designed as the lawn area, the scene of action, the Greek “agora” or “maera” of Maori tribe. The roof of the townhouses – are slopes – are private gardens of residents.The river is natural barrier between private and public. Save this picture!Courtesy of Zotov & CoAnother project idea is cyclicism. Excess consumption of foods that are grown by residents comes into vegetable and flower shops located on the ground floor and are orientated on surrounding streets quarter. Rainwater, falling into the river, is headed to the apartments for economical use. Walls of the quarter are built from soil, which is dug for foundation, and in hundred years are able to become again a natural landscape. Architects: Zotov & CoLocation: Christchurch, New ZealandOwner Chief Architect: Viktor ZotovProject Leader: Olena GrankinaTeam: Anastasia Ponomareva, Yuriy Larionov, Albert Parfenov, Oleg Selivanov, Iryna TsibaArchitect Collaborator: Grisha ZotovStructural Consultant: Gregorij Meleshko, Walt + Galmarini AGExpert: Artem Novikov, Consulting company ‘Dialog-Classic’Area: 8,100 sq.mYear: 2013 Project gallerySee allShow lessThrough the Lens: Why High-Rises Need A HeroArticlesNext Landmark 2013 CompetitionEvent Share New Urban Village Proposal / Zotov & CoSave this projectSaveNew Urban Village Proposal / Zotov & Colast_img read more