PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgPrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfilePrime Time Property Holdings is a variable rate loan stock company with interests in property investment, property development and property management. The company has invested in a diversified portfolio of office, retail and industrial properties in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and recently acquired two properties in Zambia on a sale and leaseback basis with G4S Zambia. Prime Time Property Holdings Limited acquires properties owned by vendors through acquisition agreements which it then offers to investors through the sale of Linked Units. Its property portfolio in Botswana is made up of 16 fund properties located in Gaborone, Ramotswa, Francistown, Ghanzi, Lobatse and Serowe. Commercial properties in its Botswana portfolio include Prime Plaza, Letshego Place and the South African High Commission.last_img read more

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Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgSimbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSimbisa Brands Limited is the largest fast-food restaurant operator in Zimbabwe and owns, operates and franchises a selection of well-known Quick Service Restaurant brands. These include Pizza Inn and Chicken Inn, and Nandos and Steers of South Africa. Simbisa Brands Limited has an extensive footprint in Africa, with outlets in Zimbabwe and 10 African countries including Kenya, Ghana, Mauritius, Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zambia. The fast-food restaurant group is a spin-off from Innscor Africa, a ZSE-listed manufacturing group in Zimbabwe. Simbisa Brands Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The Intu Properties share price is taking off! But is it worth investing in?

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 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 | More on: INTU I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Intu Properties (LSE: INTU) share price is one of the worst-performing investments on the London market this year. Year-to-date, shares in the retail landlord have slumped a staggering 70%. They’ve underperformed the FTSE 100 by approximately 50%. However, this week, shares in the real estate investment trust (REIT) have started to recover some of their lost ground. They’re up more than 65% in the past five days. As such, the company’s recovery seems to be gaining traction. So, is it worth buying Intu Properties after this recent performance?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…Intu Properties recovery Only a few weeks ago, it looks as if Intu Properties was heading for bankruptcy. The indebted landlord was already struggling before the coronavirus crisis. When the UK went into lockdown in March, its situation deteriorated significantly. The company reported it had received just 29% of quarterly rents due at the end of March, down from 77% in the prior-year period. But Intu’s been working flat out to try and win some breathing space from its lenders in the downturn. And, at the beginning of May, it succeeded. Lenders agreed to waive debt covenants on a £600m revolving credit facility until 26 June. While this deadline doesn’t give the company a tremendous amount of room, it’s helped the REIT get through the worst of the crisis.In the next few weeks, more stores will be allowed to open throughout the UK, including one of Intu’s largest tenants, Primark. This should help the group generate some much-needed cash flow. The resumption of trading should help improve the company’s relationship with his creditors. Not out of the woodsThat said, Intu Properties isn’t out of the woods just yet. The company still has a mountain of debt. The total stands at around £4.5bn. Most of this is secured against the REIT’s property portfolio. But with commercial property prices across the UK plunging, it’s difficult to say how much these are worth. Still, despite all of the company’s problems, there’s no denying the Intu Properties share price looks cheap. The stock is currently trading at a price-to-book (P/B) ratio of less than 0.1. This suggests that despite the uncertainties around and commercial property prices, the stock could offer a wide margin of safety at current levels. Therefore, now could be an excellent time for investors with a high-risk tolerance to snap up shares in this REIT. Intu Properties has the potential to deliver substantial gains from current levels if it can successfully navigate the next 12 months, or so.However, there’s always going to be a risk that the group’s debt could overwhelm the business. As such, it may be sensible to own the stock as part of a well-diversified portfolio. That would allow investors to benefit from any upside potential while limiting downside risk. Simply 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. The Intu Properties share price is taking off! But is it worth investing in? Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

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Want to make £1m? I’d buy FTSE 250 stocks

first_img The FTSE 250 has experienced a strong recovery over recent weeks that’s helped it to recover a large portion of the ground it lost in the March market crash.However, despite this robust recovery, the index still contains many companies that appear to offer wide margins of safety. While some of these businesses may continue to experience challenging operating conditions in the near term, they could deliver successful recoveries 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…With this being the case, buying a basket of these undervalued FTSE 250 stocks today could be a sound move for long-term investors. FTSE 250 stocks on offer Although the FTSE 250 stocks have made substantial gains over the past few weeks, some stocks have been left behind. Tech stocks have been leading the rally, while retailers and real estate investment trusts, for example, have struggled. Many of these companies continue to trade at a discount to their 2020 starting prices. Weak consumer sentiment and an uncertain economic outlook will likely mean these companies will continue to face challenging operating conditions in the short term. But, in the long run, they could return to growth.High-quality companies with strong balance sheets and wide profit margins may be in the best position to benefit from a recovery when it happens. Buying these companies when they trade at low prices could lead to high returns in the coming years as the FTSE 250 recovers. Long-term growth Of course, there’s never any guarantee a stock will recover from a market slump. However, over the past few decades, the FTSE 250 has faced multiple challenges. From the dot-com bubble to the financial crisis, the index has experienced several severe crashes and recoveries in the past. The market has recovered from every one of these setbacks. Sometimes it’s taken months for the market to recover. On other occasions, the FTSE 250 has languished for years. Nevertheless, it’s always recovered from significant setbacks. And it looks as if it will follow the same trend this time around. Picking undervalued, high-quality businesses could be one way to play this recovery. Another strategy could be to buy the FTSE 250 as a whole. Buying a low-cost FTSE 250 index tracker fund is a relatively straightforward way to track the market without having to pick stocks.This could allow you to profit from the market recovery without taking on too much risk. It will allow you to diversify across a wide range of sectors, reducing exposure to struggling companies. This may dramatically increase your chances of taking part in the likely FTSE 250 rally over the coming years. Making a million Buying an FTSE 250 tracker fund may also help you make a million in the market. Over the past three decades, the index has returned around 12% per annum for investors. At this rate of return, an investment of £300 per month would grow to be worth £1m within three decades. That’s how buying the FTSE 250 today could boost your long-term financial prospects. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Want to make £1m? I’d buy FTSE 250 stockslast_img read more

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Analysis: Charlotte Caslick shapes Australia’s gold medal-winning attack

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There can be no better case study for prospective players than her story. And anyway, these are lessons to take into any form of the game. Now to hope participation booms on the back of a thrilling Olympic Games.Graphics created from BBC footage Women’s sevens was showcased wonderfully at Rio 2016, with the craft of Charlotte Caslick inspiring Australia to the title. …and receives a pass behind the run of Cherry. McAlister does not buy the decoy line of Cherry though, and is able to pressurise Australia’s playmaker:Or at least, she would be if Caslick were not so conscious of space, perhaps thanks to her days in touch rugby. On a wrap-around play, it is very easy to drift across-field on receiving a pass, as indicated by the red line in the screenshot blow.This serves to cut down space and is easy for the defending side because the attack can be simply shepherded towards the nearest touchline. However, Caslick does not take a lateral route. Instead, she preserves space on the outside by straightening up and attacking McAlister’s right shoulder:On taking the pass from Quirk, who is looking for ways to support, Caslick steps off her right foot again……and attacks the line with energy and conviction, wrong-footing McAlister:Caslick ties up two defenders while a third, Goss, is impeded by the tackle area as Quirk arrives:Caslick turns her body in contact, giving herself a full view of Quirk.…before releasing an offload……that floats into her colleague’s path:Quirk is rewarded for her support and darts into the clear with Portia Woodman moving infield to what looks to be a certain score:Woodman actually does very well to close down the opportunity. However, Quirk is mindful of Ellia Green storming up outside of her and holds the ball in two hands:She chooses the moment to release a crisp, accurate pass……and, although Nathan-Wong may even have retreated to make the cover tackle, Woodman cannot resist. She sticks out an arm and knocks on:Referee Alhambra Nievas had no choice but to brandish a yellow card and Australia scored from the next play – a hammer-blow on the stroke of half-time that was rammed home shortly into the second period.Swerve ballThis final sequence demonstrates both the defensive nous of Australia and the versatility of Caslick – it was not just from the half-back that she influenced proceedings.That said, the score actually begins with a strong run from the Black Ferns’ Goss. She brushes past Caslick to cross the Australia 22:But Parry is close by and latches on……before using Goss’ bodyweight to bring her down……felling Goss with a judo throw of a tackle:Parry then rolls to her feetand gets over the ball despite the attentions of clearers Nathan-Wong and Ruby Tui. Mindful of conceding a penalty, she does not touch the ball with her hands……instead throwing a foot towards it – a tactic England have used to great effect under Eddie Jones – and kicking it clear. Note that Green has retreated to an onside position……and can therefore chase the loose ball on its route upfield. Mirroring their instinctive organisation against Spain, Australia’s three closest players are aware of their roles immediately:As Green stoops to pick up the ball skilfully, it is worth making a note of the time. Australia do not relinquish possession again until they have scored:Tui actually recovers brilliantly to tackle Green……but Green shows an impressive grasp of the laws, buying herself – and the supporting Cherry – a precious second by releasing the ball, getting back to her feet and picking it up again under close scrutiny from Nievas:With the ball secure, Caslick arrives to assume scrum-half responsibilities:As the clock shows, this next clip comes from two phases later in the same attack. Quirk plays scrum-half, passing to Caslick at first-receiver – the two interchanged superbly throughout the Games. New Zealand again seem to be numbered off well……but a short burst of acceleration from Caslick gets her outside Brazier, creating a three-on-two:Caslick waits for Gayle Broughton to step in before locating Cherry.Only a perfectly-timed intervention from Tui, who forces the ball onto the ground in a tackle on Cherry, stops a break down the left wing:When we pick up the same foray once more, the six New Zealand women have been defending for a continuous passage of 53 seconds. That amounts to a lung-sapping period in sevens, even without their one-player disadvantage.Reinforcing the versatility of Australia’s backs, this time Quirk finds Cherry, who in turn locates Caslick close to the 15-metre line. Pace and accuracy of passing means Australia have spanned the width of the pitch quickly.New Zealand cannot exert any pressure and must employ a ‘soft drift’ defensive pattern, effectively heading backwards in an attempt to ease their opponents towards the touchline:Again, there is a danger for the attacking side to drift in the same direction and run out of room. Again, Caslick takes it upon herself to straighten up. From the reverse angle, this red line shows a line of running that could kill the scoring opportunity:Caslick instead bounces back infield off her left foot, holding the ball in two hands and swerving against the grain:It would of course be hyperbolic to compare Caslick to Conrad Smith, but this balance and spatial awareness is undoubtedly reminiscent of how the 94-cap centre used to manufacture tries for the All Blacks.The ball goes back into one hand as Brazier is bypassed…… and then into two again as Nathan-Wong makes a desperate tackle attempt. As appears to be a fundamental principle of this Australia team – and, by association, of touch rugby as well – Cherry has followed her pass:Having halted the defensive slide of two defenders and drawn them in, Caslick turns her body right round, compelling Cherry to run towards the left touchline:Sure enough, Cherry takes, steps off her right foot instantly……and finds huge amounts of space:The try-scoring pass to Green is a very easy one:Australia’s march to a gold medal was fuelled by the practice of manufacturing space and moving the ball towards it. Caslick, arguably the chief architect of their achievement, and a number of her squadmates were approached by talent scouts that had been impressed by their touch rugby exploits. Question: What do rugby league rockstar Shaun Johnson, World Cup-winning All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder and Charlotte Caslick, catalyst of Australia women’s sevens triumph at the Olympic Games, share in common? Answer: All three excelled in touch rugby before shooting up the full-contact ranks.Plenty still sneer at the transitional form of the game. However, when contested keenly, it hones a variety of attributes. Johnson and Milner-Skudder have collected innumerable YouTube hits due to highlight reels of mesmerising footwork, but touch also encourages organisation, sharp handling, perceptive support lines and spatial awareness.For sheer romance, the dominant victory of Fiji’s irrepressible men in Rio de Janeiro was intoxicating. Leone Nakarawa and his ludicrously talented teammates will have captured the hearts and minds of many. However, the women’s tournament may provide rugby with a bigger breakthrough in terms of encouraging participation.Given the first chance to promote their sport on its Olympic return, the players delivered a compelling, high-quality event. When the dust settled, Australia were worthy champions. Here is a brief look at how Caslick shone as part of an excellent unit.Knowing roles and picking holesFewer players means more open space in sevens, which obviously stretches cardiovascular capacity. There is constant mental strain too. Positional constraints are far looser, meaning players must adopt different responsibilities and adapt on the job in a fluid manner.During the build-up to Australia’s third try in their quarter-final defeat of Spain, a dogged and tenacious outfit, such collective quick-thinking is in plain view. We begin with a scrum on Australia’s five-metre line.Caslick, an extremely versatile operator as highlighted later in this piece, starts in the scrum-half position from the set piece. Alicia Quirk, the second chief playmaker for Australia, stands directly behind the scrum:Tapping hooker Shannon Parry……Caslick puts the ball in and a clean strike meets it:Prop Chloe Dalton does well to control, protecting possession from Spain scrum-half Patricia Garcia, allowing Caslick to stoop……and locate Quirk:A reputation for fast, frantic exchanges does not mean that there is not a place for direct running in sevens. Sure enough, as Quirk arcs infield, Emilee Cherry cuts a narrow angle and launches an abrasive carry.Crucially, Cherry aims at a gap rather than actively seeking a collision. This increases the chances of a weak ‘arm tackle’, giving Cherry a better opportunity of either offloading or puncturing the gain-line.With two defenders hastily jamming together to halt the run, more Spanish players are likely to be committed to the subsequent breakdown as well:At this point, Australia’s cohesion really sticks out. This is only the first phase, but everyone is instinctively aware of their individual roles. Supporting Cherry, Quirk follows her pass – a recurring theme of this article – in anticipation of resourcing the breakdown.Parry and prop Sharni Williams circle beyond the ball to join Emma Tonegato as backline options on the the far side. They trust that Caslick will assume the role of scrum-half. Meanwhile, Dalton emerges from the scrum and stays put – an underrated facet of creating space – to ensure Australia have options on both sides of the ruck:Tellingly, Caslick glances at the blindside on reaching the ruck. However, Spain set up well. Including hooker Angela del Plan, not needed in the first tackle, three cover the openside. Two more stand on the blindside. Their two remaining players are the tackler and one other, free to compete on the floor:Under the watchful eye of referee Jessica Beard, Quirk clears Patricia Garcia as tackler Vanesa Rial rolls away. Caslick comes in at scrum-half, aided by Cherry’s diligent ball presentation……and moves the ball away again to Parry. Note Patricia Garcia, who contested at the previous ruck, and Berta Garcia, who was posted in the guard position on the blindside, curve back to the left to join the Spanish openside defence:A proactive press from Barbara Pla and del Plan on the wide outside then encourages Parry to cut back against the grain rather than force another pass. But again, she aims for a space rather than a face. Meanwhile, Caslick follows her pass as Quirk did before her:Maria Casado and Berta Garcia concertina towards one another to stop Parry, who makes 10 metres. Caslick hunts the ball-carrier while two more Australians, Quirk and Cherry, bounce up from the previous ruck. Cherry heads towards the action, with Quirk backing away to offer herself as an outlet from the next breakdown on the left:Patricia Garcia senses a turnover chance on the floor as Parry is felled by Berta Garcia and Casado……but, with Williams calling for a teammate to step in at scrum-half, Caslick swoops with a strong body position…and protects the ball. Patricia Garcia tries to slip around the outside to steal before Cherry arrives……but is told to back away by Beard:Cherry initially looks to locate Williams on her right, but swivels to her left after perhaps hearing a call:She hits Quirk, back in the game after clearing the first ruck of this attack, stretching the Spanish defence:Another pass gives Dalton some room to gallop. The spacing between Rial and Marina Bravo, who is moving close to top speed in an attempt to cover the outside, extends to form a glaring gap:Dalton takes the invitation, stepping infield off her left foot. Circled is Caslick, on her feet again and dropping back in readiness for the next phase:With Dalton careering over the gain-line through the double challenge of Rial and Bravo, Australia file into their roles once more.Quirk, the passer, follows the ball to become the clearer. Cherry sweeps across to play scrum-half again. Parry retreats, joining Williams and Tonegato as backline options for Caslick, who co-ordinates matters at first-receiver:Bravo is tempted to compete at the breakdown, but Quirk is accurate with the clean-out. As Cherry approaches the ball, Caslick keeps an eye on Spain’s defensive structure. Casado is in position quickly and evidently eager to press onto the openside:Sure enough, Casado gestures towards Caslick and is ready to hare up:When Cherry finds Caslick, Bravo must push herself away from the ruck and arc around to the left to connect with her teammate. This is the area of weakness in the Spain line.Further out, they actually have greater numbers – four to three. Should Australia attempt to pass the ball into midfield, Spain could easily crowd out the attacking team and force a turnover:Caslick sums up the situation and identifies where the space is brilliantly. On catching the ball, she steps off her right foot and back towards the ruck:Cherry has followed her pass, with Quirk not far behind her, and this industry – grafting back to makes themselves available to the carrier – helps fashion the try.Holding the ball in two hands, Caslick shapes to throw back inside and attacks the gap between Casado and Bravo, both of whom have over-chased and must slam on the brakes to change direction:Caslick chucks a dummy and Bravo buys it, drifting onto Cherry……and being turned inside out as Caslick slips the ball back into one hand, freeing the other in order to engage top sprinting speed:Casado cannot recover the ground and Caslick canters all the way through to dot down under the posts:Following this win over Spain, beating Canada brought Australia into the decider against old foes New Zealand. The match turned on one moment.Loop the loopThis attack also begins at a scrum, Caslick feeding……before sweeping around on the hook……and popping up the ball to Quirk. New Zealand appear very well organised. Captain and hooker Sarah Goss has already slipped from the scrum to join the line, while Tyla Nathan-Wong is harrying as well:Kayla McAlister rushes up in midfield to cut down Australia’s room but Quirk is nerveless. She takes the ball forward calmly. Note that Caslick is hunting the carrier again:Quirk dummies a wide pass to Cherry, which halts McAlister’s line-speed:Cherry then changes angle, charging into a short line. Kelly Brazier bites on Quirk at this point, with McAlister standing her ground.Caslick continues to circle…last_img read more

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Jonathan Daniels House to open as Episcopal Service Corps member

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME November 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm I’ve went on Pilgrimage in August 2007 to Alabama where Jonathan Daniels was killed … prayed and cried on the steps of the country store where the owner came and shot him – since he was trying first to kill a Black woman – both of whom had just been released from horrendous week + in jail w/ just water and bread served – no air conditioning, of course, back then. This annual march is emotional. The town (Hayneville, AL) is not far from the Gulf of Mexico coastline in Southern Alabama. It is now governed by freely elected Af-Am citizens, many of whom are women.If you’ve ever been imprisoned (as I was in SDS during Kent State University turbulence in 1969) and treated badly by your jailers, you realize how even worse this experience was for Jonathan Daniels. He had totally empathized w/ his Af-Am “neighbors” and was willing to sacrifice his own life for their betterment. All the Alabama martrys killed during Civil Rights desegragation are honored during this time. The 2 Episcopal Dioceses of AL sponsor this Pilgrimage each year. Every Episcopalian would grow spiritually if he/she participated in this annual event.I’m so proud of the JDH work and accomplishments. This is our own Peace Corps within our church. Thanks Be to God! Blessings & Shalom to All Who Sign Up & Become Partners! Press Release Service November 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm This is wonderful news, indeed. Jon, my friend from our youthful days in Keene, NH, once stayed overnight with my wife and me on his way from ETS in Cambridge to this work in South Providence. It is hard to imagine a more fitting and vital tribute to Jon’s sacrificial ministry. Gratitude and blessings to all involved in realizing this vision. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET November 29, 2013 at 6:25 pm Kudos to the planning group which has labored over several months to bring this about. The Episcopal Service Corps with young adults working among the poor and marginalized in South Providence is just the way to honor Jonathan’s life and ministry.During my first year of ordination in Rhode Island I served as chaplain to the staff of Church House which included Jonathan whose heart was moved to serve poor and minority people as he involved himself in this hands on ministry. I pray God’s blessing on all that is accomplished in the coming years through the Diocese’s Jonathan Daniels House. Jonathan Daniels House to open as Episcopal Service Corps member Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Rt Rev Arthur B Williams Jr says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Rev. Carlton T. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA (The Rev.) Jane Boram says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN November 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm Hallelujah! This is wonderful news. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs [Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] An exciting hurdle has been crossed by the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island’s Jonathan Daniels House (JDH) project, which aims to open a service-oriented intentional community for young adults. After three years of planning and preparing, last week JDH received official membership into the Episcopal Service Corps, a national network of more than 25 Episcopal young adult service programs across the United States.As an Episcopal Service Corps community, Jonathan Daniels House will draw upon a diverse group of young adults from across the country, and plans to welcome four young adults in August of 2014. Participants will live together, work in service agencies embedded in local communities, and engage in vocational and spiritual discernment for a period of 10 months. They receive a modest stipend and are supported by a program director and mentors.“We recognize that young people’s lives are formed by their experience in young adulthood – and that the service they provide will change them as well as those around them, said Bishop Nicholas Knisely of the Diocese of Rhode Island. “They will bring energy, vision and ideas to us and new hope to the people they serve.”The next step forward for the JDH task force will be to hire a program director whose major work this spring will be to make arrangements with prospective service agencies, acquire housing, and prepare to welcome the first class of JDH participants. The JDH Task Force believes the support of the Episcopal Service Corps to be crucial as we work through these last tasks.The community is named after Jonathan Daniels, a martyr of the Civil Rights movement who engaged in ministry in Episcopal churches in South Providence. As a seminarian in the 1960s, Jonathan Daniels traveled south to help register African Americans to vote in Selma, Alabama. On that trip, Daniels was shot and killed while pushing a teenage girl out of harm’s way.The mission of Jonathan Daniels House is to honor Daniels by continuing the work of service, justice and reconciliation for which he lived and died. In the footsteps of Jonathan Daniels, participants will work with those in the margins for whom justice and access to basic human services is often difficult to achieve. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

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Laurel Johnston to leave the Episcopal Network for Stewardship

first_img Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release [The Episcopal Network for Stewardship press release] The Rev. Laurel Johnston, Executive Director of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) is stepping down from that position effective August 31, 2014. Prior to serving as Executive Director beginning January 2013, Johnston served on the Board of Directors in her capacity as Program Officer for Stewardship for The Episcopal Church from 2008-2012.The Episcopal Network for Stewardship is a network of individuals working in congregations and on the diocesan level to train, educate, nurture and support efforts to advance a culture of generosity and faithful giving. TENS is supported through diocesan memberships which entitle every congregation within the member diocese to access a stewardship narrative series as well as other resources, especially around annual campaigns. TENS hosts an annual conference at various sites throughout the U.S. During Johnston’s service as Executive Director, the plenary speakers and one track of workshops were also webcast.“Laurel birthed the stewardship narrative series: Blessed to be a Blessing, Flourishing in Faith, and Walking the Way, which have proved enormously helpful to local congregations.   She was also the driving force behind the development of the webcast. The whole Church owes her a great big thank you for her ministry in the generosity movement,” said The Rev. Angela Emerson, member of the Board of Directors, in making the announcement at the annual conference in Atlanta, Ga., June 7, 2014.In a letter to Bishops, other constituents, partners and members, Johnston expressed an optimistic outlook for the future of TENS pointing both to programmatic developments, a dramatic increase in memberships, and financial soundness. “I cannot be more proud of the work that we have collectively done together to create a model of equipping stewardship ministry teams.”Johnston will take advantage of a discernment leave to determine her next step.The Board of Directors is finalizing a job description for the next Executive Director and plans to begin advertising for the position no later than August 1, 2014. Job description and process for applying for the position will be posted on the TENS website: www.tens.org. Laurel Johnston to leave the Episcopal Network for Stewardship New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Jul 7, 2014 Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR People Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

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Tourism: The biggest piston in Orange County’s economic engine

first_img Please enter your comment! The Orange County Budget: Part ThreeBy Bryan NelsonOrange County commissioner, District 2What do the Oakland Nature Preserve, Bike/Walk Central Florida and the town of Eatonville’s annual Martin Luther King parade have in common? All are financially supported by Orange County.Indeed, as Central Florida’s largest government, Orange County is an important partner for organizations, initiatives and industries all across our region.One of our most important partnerships is with the tourism industry, the biggest piston in our economic engine. For instance, Orange County’s 2017-18 budget includes more than $30 million for capital improvements to the Orange County Convention Center – renovations that will help keep it the leading destination in the country for group meetings.Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonJust how important an engine is the convention center? Well, this year, it’s hosting more than 180 events that together will generate an economic impact of $2.4 billion. And that’s expected to grow in the 2017-18 fiscal year to more than 200 events and a $2.6 billion economic impact.We support the convention center through Orange County’s Tourist Development Tax, budgeted at $244.8 million and is charged on hotels, motels and other short-term rentals. And the more events the convention center hosts, the more tourist tax that is raised. That creates additional money for other community assets, from the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to a host of smaller theaters, museums and artistic programs across the county. We also provide $5 million for sports-related marketing such as bowl games and All-Star events.Similarly, we also invest tourism tax dollars in Visit Orlando, which markets our region to tourists and business travelers around the world. This is smart spending: State economists recently found that every $1 dollar spent on tourism promotion generates $2.50 in new tax revenue, creating more money for our local needs.Another key partnership with we have is with Lynx, the region’s bus agency. While an improving economy and lower fuel prices are good news for most of us, they’re a bit of a double-edged sword for Lynx, which doesn’t have its own dedicated funding source. That’s because when more people have jobs and they’re spending less to fill up their gas tanks, fewer chose to ride public transit. Lynx is also providing more door-to-door services to passengers with disabilities and others who are considered “transportation disadvantaged,” driving up its costs. So Orange County is stepping up to help fill the gap by increasing our annual contribution to Lynx by 3.5 percent – to a total of $45 million.We’re also supporting transit alternatives in other ways. The county’s current year budget included the final payment for the southern extension of SunRail. And the 2017-18 budget includes more than $15 million for pedestrian-safety improvements – including a study looking at potential pedestrian upgrades along Rock Springs Road between Sandpiper Street and Faye Street.Here’s a smaller, but just as vital, partnership: the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, which provides legal services to low-income residents.  Just this year, staff and pro bono attorneys working through the society have provided civil legal assistance to more than 14,000 new clients – primarily in family, consumer, housing and public benefits law, as well as through the Guardian ad Litem Program. To support this value service, Orange County will increase its support for Legal Aid by another $250,000 in fiscal 2017-18 – to a total of more than $1 million.Our budget includes funding for a host of important projects around the county. One that may be of particular interest to us Apopkans: The Orange County Library System’s $44 million budget funding to expand the parking lot and convert the septic system to sewer at the North Orange branch right here in Apopka, at the corner of Semoran Blvd. and Thompson Road.We’re also going to be starting work on a badly needed new shelter for Animal Services, which set a record with more than 8,300 adoptions last year. Our budget includes $4 million to design a new air-conditioned facility that will be built on Animal Services’ existing property, plus another $300,000 for spay/neuter clinics.Of course, this is just a sampling of the projects and services we’re funding in our budget. If you should have any questions about these expenses, or any others, please don’t ever hesitate to contact my office at [email protected] Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. 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Dominiko Waqaniburotu suspension upheld for tackle on Pat Lambie

first_imgTuesday Sep 27, 2011 Dominiko Waqaniburotu suspension upheld for tackle on Pat Lambie Fijian Dominiko Waqaniburotu had an appeal against a three match ban dismissed earlier this week following his suspension for a dangerous tackle against South Africa. His World Cup is effectively over. This is the tackle if you haven’t seen it yet. As with another of the dangerous tackle that was cited in the tournament, Todd Clever’s, this incident happened late in the game. Waqaniburotu dumped young Pat Lambie during Fiji’s 49-3 loss to the Springboks in Wellington, and despite only being penalised at the time, was later found guilty of commiting a tip-tackle.Waqaniburotu had initially admitted his guilt and had the suspension dropped from six weeks to just three. Earlier this week he appealed the decision, but an IRB judiciary maintained that it was a fair call. Unfortunately for the flanker and his team, the ban runs until October 10th, the day after the quarter finals, which Fiji won’t be taking part in anyway.Lambie, who was on the receiving end of it, didn’t say whether he felt it was illegal or not, but did say that it felt like the biggest hit of the world cup so far.“There were a few. I got late tackled on one occasion. I was relieved I didn’t have too many one-on-ones with those big Fijians, but I really enjoy tackling and I don’t have any issues with it,” said Lambie, who is only 20 years old and still looks like a schoolboy.“It doesn’t matter if he is my size, or 10 foot taller than me. There’s a lot of timing that’s involved in tackling and a lot of technique, getting your head on the right side when you tackle. To know when you can be dominant in the contact or when you just need to get the guy on the ground,” he added. Lambie said before the match that he’s not worried about the Fijians, and remembers that an old school coach once told him that all men have ankles roughly the same size, so go for them.“When a six-foot-three player who weighs 112kg is running full pace at me, I’m not going to smash him backwards. The physics just don’t make any sense, so that’s when you need to be a little bit sensible, and go for the ankles and drop them to the floor,” he said.What do you think of the Waqaniburotu suspension, harsh, or spot on? ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Gatwick’s Yangtze River installation engages passengers with WWF and HSBC work

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Melanie May | 16 November 2016 | News  187 total views,  1 views today Gatwick’s Yangtze River installation engages passengers with WWF and HSBC work An interactive sound experience celebrating HSBC’s Water Programme and its 15-year partnership with WWF by bringing China’s 6,300km Yangtze River to Gatwick airport has now been seen by over 7.2m passengers.The Living River, a 194m long Gatwick Skybridge installation, launched last November and uses actual sounds recorded on the river. According to WWF, with over 7.2 million passengers crossing the Skybridge each year, so far the installation has created 14.4 million minutes of engagement with the WWF and HSBC brands and the work of the Water Programme.A research sample taken post-launch also showed that nearly two-thirds of travellers across a broad demographic spectrum thought the installation was thought provoking.According to the charity, the installation is the world’s longest and most advanced soundscape to have been created in an airport. The sounds change according to the time of the day, the weather on the Yangtze and the movements of the travellers to give a unique journey no matter how many times a passenger travels down the Skybridge.[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfTRRX36xJI[/youtube]center_img Tagged with: corporate media WWF  188 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 The installation features over 100 hours of sounds taken from 35 locations on the Yangtze and transmitted by 160 speakers through 80 channels to immerse travellers in 3D sound. It also features a wall of imagery shot along the Yangtze River, showcasing the wildlife, nature, and people of the river.The ideas for the installation and eventual sound experience were created by J. Walter Thompson London in collaboration with in-house event and experiential team. JWT Live. The soundscape was created in partnership with sound designer Nick Ryan.The HSBC Water Programme is the latest phase of the partnership between WWF and HSBC, and works to help safeguard freshwater resources across Asia, Africa and Latin America.The installation will remain at Gatwick airport until May 2017. Advertisementlast_img read more

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