China Construction Bank boosts profit but growth slows

first_img whatsapp China Construction Bank boosts profit but growth slows Show Comments ▼ PROFITS at China Construction Bank (CCB) rose by a fifth in the second quarter as the world’s second-biggest lender by market value seeks to raise 75bn yuan (£7.1bn) to fuel growth.Profit growth at CCB, China’s biggest lender to home buyers and construction projects, beat market expectations, but slowed from a rise of more than a third in the last quarter.China has stepped up efforts in recent months to curb property and infrastructure lending, conducted stress tests on mortgage loans and increased scrutiny over banks’ loan books. This has triggered investor concerns over banks’ asset quality after a lending binge last year.CCB, which is 11 per cent owned by Bank of America, said it earned a net profit of 35.6bn yuan (£3.38bn) during the April-June period, compared with 29.6bn yuan a year earlier.The results beat the expectations of seven analysts polled by Reuters, who forecast on average that CCB’s quarterly profit would rise 16 per cent to 34.3bn yuan.In the first half, CCB’s profit rose 27 per cent. That compares with a 60 per cent jump at China Merchants Bank and a doubling in earnings at newly-listed Everbright Bank.“The growth is higher than I expected,” said Jin Lin, analyst at Orient Securities in Shanghai. “Loan expansion will be the main driver of profit growth for banks in the future.”CCB plans to sell 75bn yuan (£7.1bn) worth of shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong as early as the fourth quarter to replenish capital. whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Sunday 22 August 2010 10:00 pm Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Metro Bank vows to employ 500 staff by next year as it opens second branch

first_imgThursday 2 September 2010 8:37 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Police 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.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell 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‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Metro Bank vows to employ 500 staff by next year as it opens second branch center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ KCS-content HIGH STREET upstart Metro Bank said it would employ more than 500 staff by the end of next year as it opened its second branch in the UK.Chief executive Craig Donaldson told City A.M. the retail deposit taker, which aims to attract disillusioned customers from other major lenders, would have 200 employees by Christmas. It aims to more than double the number in 2011.“We’ve been overwhelmed by customer interest, and we’re recruiting staff aggressively to meet the number of savers joining,” Donaldson said. Metro met its one-year target for account openings within a month of launching, he added.Metro opened an outlet in Earl’s Court today to complement its existing site in Holborn. The institution plans to unveil branches in Fulham Broadway and Borehamwood this year before opening a further eight in 2011. Within a decade it could have 200 branches on high streets across the?UK. Although Metro admits its interest rates will not top newspapers’ “best buy” tables, it sells itself on seven-days-a-week availability and a late 8pm closing time. last_img read more

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BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_imgWednesday 8 September 2010 8:07 pm STHREESeymour Pierce upgraded the recruiter to a “buy” from “outperform” ahead of tomorrow’s trading update, with a target price of 330p. The broker notes SThree’s peers have indicated the jobs market is improving.OCADOShore Capital maintains a “sell” rating on the grocer, with a target selling price of 157p. The broker says Ocado’s flotation in July has not boosted sales, and the lack of other figures makes forecasting risky.PREZZONumis Securities rates the restaurant chain an “add” following its first-half results, with a target price of 58p. The broker has upgraded its forecasts by an average of 17 per cent, with EPS forecast at 4.4p. KCS-content Show Comments ▼ BEST OF THE BROKERS whatsappcenter_img Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof whatsapp 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 TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comFolliboost Haircare SerumThinning Hair? Use this For 1 Month and See What HappensFolliboost Haircare SerumFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm Oracle Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Hope for hedgies as vote on controversial law postponed

first_img More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Show Comments ▼ The European Commission and European Parliament have been unable to agree a final draft of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) directive, which is set to clamp down heavily on the two industries. The parliament is pushing for softer treatment of private equity-backed companies and a compromise on the controversial “third countries” law, which would stop EU investors putting money into non-EU funds.Resistance by the council means a crucial parliamentary ballot on AIFM has been moved back from 21 September to some point in October.Syed Kamall, a Conservative MEP who is fighting to lighten the directive, said: “I look forward to seeing what compromises the Belgian presidency comes up with before then. But my concern is, how balanced is the majority position in parliament?”Simon Walker of the British Venture Capital Association said: “The terribly important thing is there should be no discrimination against companies owned by funds.” PRIVATE EQUITY dealmakers and hedge fund traders are hoping for a last-minute reprieve after a crunch vote on tough new European rules was delayed until next month. Tags: NULL Hope for hedgies as vote on controversial law postponed Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Monday 13 September 2010 8:55 pm KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

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Profits hit record high at Arsenal

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Share ARSENAL will today announce record pre-tax profits of around £55m, an increase of £10m, as the football club continues to reap the rewards of moving to the Emirates Stadium.City A.M. understands that the strong performance of Arsenal Holdings’ property development arm has driven an increase in revenue. The north Londoners’ continued success off the field will see them record an increase in turnover for the fourth successive year since leaving Highbury for their new home.Pre-tax profit is significantly up on last year’s figure of £45.5m for the year ending 31 May. That improvement has been aided by strong sales of apartments in the group’s Highbury Square Development. It is understood that only a very small number of the 655 residences in the club’s former stadium remain unsold.The success of that project is thought to have enabled the club to pay off the remaining debt on the development, which at one stage totalled £133m, six months early.Revenue has also been boosted by on-field results, with a Champions League run earning the club £27m in prize money and revenue. Premier League income rose past £51m, while player trading is expected to show a profit of around £30m.Manchester United reported pre-tax profits of £48.2m in January while league champions Chelsea announced a £44.4m loss in December. Thursday 23 September 2010 8:40 pmcenter_img Tags: NULL 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 PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity 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.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Profits hit record high at Arsenal whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.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.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comlast_img read more

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Alan Johnson will be a tough political rival

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Alan Johnson will be a tough political rival Sunday 10 October 2010 11:38 pm THE knives are already out for Alan Johnson, Labour’s new shadow chancellor, who was welcomed by his opposite number with a thinly-veiled jibe. “I haven’t come across him directly because he’s never held any economic portfolio before,” George Osborne said on learning of his appointment. Tory MPs, along with a few Labour ones, are queuing up to say he cannot possibly master the brief because he hasn’t got a university degree – let alone an economics one – and left school at 15 with no qualifications. Others point out, with a wry smile and raised eyebrow, that he used to be a postman, as if this somehow renders him incapable of being chancellor. It’s true that Johnson’s poor knowledge of economics will be his Achilles heel. Just as Osborne, a history graduate, struggled to land blows on Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling, Johnson won’t be able catch his sparring partner out as much as he’d like. But Labour’s best economist, Ed Balls, would have been a toxic choice; the Tories were desperate for Ed Miliband to give him the job. Aside from his rather crucial weakness, Johnson will be a formidable opponent. His time as home secretary passed without a hitch, with none of the disasters that destroyed his predecessors, as did his swift ascent through the ministerial ranks. A former trade unionist, he is loved by the left, but is as Blairite as they come. He is also undoubtedly the Labour party’s best media performer, with a knack of making the most ridiculous policy sound entirely reasonable.Johnson does, of course, have flaws. He follows the Ken Clarke approach to hard work, believing there is more to life than politics. That’s fine when you’re in government, with armies of officials to support you, but opposition – something Johnson has never known – is a tough slog.The Tories used to have sleepless nights at the thought of Johnson challenging Brown, and leading Labour into the election. They can’t now pretend that he’s not a serious threat. last_img read more

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Home repossessions tumble

first_img Show Comments ▼ Home repossessions tumble Share Thursday 11 November 2010 7:41 pm THE number of homes repossessed by lenders in Britain fell to a two and a half year low in the third quarter, data showed yesterday, but courts issued more orders to reclaim homes, suggesting there may be a rise ahead.Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders showed that 8,900 homes were repossessed in the third quarter, down from 9,400 in the second quarter and the lowest since the first quarter of 2008.Separate data from the Ministry of Justice showed that courts in England and Wales issued five per cent more repossession orders compared with the previous quarter at 14,138 – the first quarterly rise in a year.Court orders for repossessions do not always result in a person losing their home, and almost half of the orders were suspended, giving homeowners more time to repay their debts, but the third-quarter may signal a reversal of the recent downtrend.Repossessions have been falling since early 2009 when they peaked at 13,000, but analysts reckon they could rise again once government spending cuts – expected to cost half a million public sector jobs over the next five years — kick in.“The substantial fiscal squeeze will increasingly hit public sector jobs and consumers’ pockets, while households already face high unemployment, muted earnings growth and elevated debt levels,” said Howard Archer, economist at IHS Global Insight.“There will also be a lagged impact from the recession as relatively gradual recovery overall will mean that many people who have lost their jobs will be unemployed for a long time and this will weigh heavily on their finances.”The CML said home repossessions in the first nine months of this year totalled 28,400, and was trending below its forecast for 2010 as a whole. 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.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 CenterMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.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.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comcenter_img Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

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Madoff trustee sues JPMorgan for $6.4bn

first_img whatsapp Madoff trustee sues JPMorgan for $6.4bn Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Thursday 2 December 2010 8:32 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp THE trustee seeking money for defrauded former clients of Bernard Madoff said he filed a $6.4bn (£4.1bn) lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase of aiding the imprisoned Ponzi schemer’s fraud as his main banker yesterday.The lawsuit is the second largest that trustee Irving Picard has filed against former Madoff clients or others he believes assisted in the estimated $65bn Ponzi scheme.JPMorgan, the second-largest US bank, was for more than 20 years the main banker for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, which the trustee is liquidating following its 11 December 2008 collapse. Picard must file “clawback” lawsuits to recover money lost in the fraud by the two-year anniversary of the Madoff firm’s demise. “While many financial institutions enabled Madoff’s fraud, JPMorgan was at the very center of that fraud, and thoroughly complicit in it,” David Sheehan, a lawyer representing the trustee.JPMorgan said it will defend itself against Picard’s lawsuit. “Any suggestion that JPMorgan supported Madoff’s fraud is utterly baseless and demonstrably false,” spokesman Brian Marchiony said. “Contrary to the trustee’s allegations, JPMorgan did not know about or in any way assist in the fraud orchestrated by Bernard Madoff.” KCS-content Sharelast_img read more

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Coalition is failing to control red tape

first_imgMonday 13 December 2010 9:34 pm Share KCS-content THANKS to John Redwood, the Tory MP, we now know that the coalition’s supposed commitment to deregulation is a sham. Small business owners – which are most affected by red tape as they can’t afford vast HR departments – already knew this, of course, and all firms in the country, not just the finance sector, are being hit by new regulations. These include the ill-thought through ban on compulsory retirement which – while well-intentioned – actually means that many workers will end up being sacked instead, triggering huge litigation. The coalition’s official policy is “one in, one out” when it comes to regulation, which would imply no net increase. Redwood tested this with Parliamentary questions to see how government departments are getting on. He compiled figures for statutory instruments introduced and removed over the past six months, and discovered that only two departments have actually reduced red tape. These figures obviously don’t give the whole picture but provide the best indication so far of what is happening.Communities and Local Government has added 21 regulations and abolished 40, cutting a net 19; Environment has added 31 and abolished 45, cutting a net 14. These figures don’t clarify whether regulations abolished will make any difference, or whether only disused, irrelevant bits of legislation are being jettisoned. But the two departments are nevertheless to be congratulated – they account for 80 per cent of the 106 regulations abolished.The Cabinet Office, International Development and the Foreign Office have neither added not cut rules. But the remaining ten in the survey have added more than they have taken away, breaching the coalition’s own policies. They have introduced a total of 155 regulations and abolished just 21. Energy and Climate change has added 14 and repealed none; Transport added 15 and repealed none; Health added 19 and abolished two; Work and Pensions added 31 and cut 11; Business has added 20 and abolished none; and Justice, the worst offender, has added a 22 and eliminated only one. In many cases the UK government is merely implementing EU regulation, albeit often with its very own gold-plating. The House of Commons Library’s October report How much legislation comes from Europe? is a good place to start to work out who is at fault, though it highlights how hard it is to find a definitive answer. It proposes several different estimates of the EU’s impact. One of its metrics – which seems about right to me – estimates what proportion EU regulations and EU-related UK laws form out of the total volume of UK laws. It finds a figure of 53 per cent for last year, with the answer ranging from 37 per cent to 65 per cent between 1997 and 2009. It is hard to know for sure. But while the EU accounts for a large chunk of all UK laws and regulations, it remains the case that most departments ought to have been able to cut – or at least not increase – the burden of red tape. The fact that they are actually still adding to it demonstrates that they don’t really understand the challenges facing the private sector and how passionately small firms feel about the burden of red tape. Until we get a pro-growth policy that encourages small firms to hire staff and invest, the UK economy will continue to under-perform. It’s hardly rocket science but some officials evidently never [email protected] whatsapp whatsapp Coalition is failing to control red tape Show Comments ▼ 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.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Lloyds insurers hit as disaster costs balloon

first_img KCS-content Lloyds insurers hit as disaster costs balloon 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 ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal 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 AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm FOUR Lloyds insurers saw their profit forecasts slashed by RBS analysts yesterday due to ballooning losses from natural disasters. Chaucer, Catlin, Hiscox and Lancashire saw their full-year pre-tax profit estimates cut by up to a fifth due to losses from the earthquake that devastated Christchurch in New Zealand last September. And insurers, already hit by losses of $5.5bn to $6bn from that quake alone, are likely to be further hurt by fresh losses from the floods in Queensland, Australia, RBS analyst Joanna Parsons warned. “It seems likely that there will be some notable claims arising from the disaster, especially regarding business interruption and potentially from flooded mines,” she said. The Queensland floods, which have killed nine people and seen thousands evacuated, are estimated to have cost the Australian economy $6bn so far and the coal industry alone $2bn from mine closures. Analysts are already speculating about insured losses running into billions of dollars.RBS expects Chaucer’s profit to drop 21 per cent to £34.1m in 2010, after it almost doubled its estimated net loss from the earthquake to $20m from $12.5m last month. Both Catlin, which upped its estimated loss from the quake by $10m to $45m in December, and Hiscox, had three per cent cut from their RBS profit forecasts, while Lancashire lost two per cent.Hiscox is one of several reinsurers expected to pay claims from the New Zealand Earthquake Commission’s reinsurance programme, which is expected to lodge claims totalling up to N$3.5bn (£1.71bn) resulting from the quake.Amlin, another of the commission’s reinsurers, also yesterday admitted it lost $160m – more than double its initial estimate of $75m. Tuesday 11 January 2011 9:13 pm More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL Share whatsapplast_img read more

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Service sector morale plummets

first_img whatsapp Business confidence slipped in January, membership group BDO revealed today. BDO’s optimism index fell to 92, from 94.8 in December, further below the 95 mark that signals growth. Service sector confidence fell to 88.4 in the month. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily 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 ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily 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 ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut KCS-content Service sector morale plummets Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal 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 ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam whatsapp Sunday 13 February 2011 11:01 pm Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Traders still shorting Ocado stock as online grocer hits near-record high

first_img 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.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.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.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.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 Traders still shorting Ocado stock as online grocer hits near-record high whatsapp Share Tuesday 22 February 2011 7:45 pm ONLINE grocer Ocado’s shares are still being shorted aggressively despite enjoying record highs this month, according to figures seen by City A.M. The firm, which floated at 180p in July, closed at 224p yesterday after spiking at 290p on 10 February.But figures from Data Explorer, which monitors stock loan and short selling activity, show that more than 40 per cent of shares available for borrowing in order to short the company were being used yesterday. In total, 8.2 per cent of Ocado shares covered by Data Explorer are on loan to hedge funds and traders betting on a collapse in the share price. One company insider suggested that the real sum could be even higher. The number of short positions on Ocado is more than double the average for a FTSE-listed company, which would normally see between two and three per cent of its shares used for shorting. Investors owning around 20 per cent of Ocado’s shares make their stock available for short-selling.The outlook for Ocado shares is better than last year, when more than 72 per cent of the shares available for loan, or 11.5 per cent of the total shares, were being used to bet on a slump. A US hedge fund, Blue Ridge Capital, is thought to have lost up to £40m by shorting the stock last year as it bottomed out at 120.9p. While Ocado bosses blamed hedge funds for partially keeping the stock price low after flotation, Data Explorer figures suggest that only two per cent of the shares were used for shorting in the first month after the IPO. Ocado declined to comment yesterday. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE FEBRUARY PMIs?

first_img Share WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE FEBRUARY PMIs? whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Sunday 27 February 2011 11:31 pm whatsapp ANDREW GOODWIN | ERNST AND YOUNG ITEM CLUB“The January PMI suggested that the economy had rebounded strongly after the snow. Given that January was boosted by this catch up effect, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the headline balances come in a little lower in February, as this effect fades. We should, however, continue to see some healthy growth.”HOWARD ARCHER | IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT“Survey evidence for February for the services, manufacturing and construction sectors will offer key evidence as to whether the bounce back in activity in January from December’s severe weather-related hit is being sustained. We expect growth to moderate appreciably after the likely first quarter rebound.”VICKY REDWOOD | CAPITAL ECONOMICS“February’s PMIs will be important in showing whether the rises in January just reflected the temporary boost from activity postponed during the snow, or suggest that the recovery is fully back on track. We suspect that the surveys might edge down a bit, indicating the underlying pace of growth is actually pretty sluggish.” Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap KCS-content last_img read more

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Second explosion at Japan nuclear reactor

first_img 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 ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald John Dunne Show Comments ▼ whatsapp A second explosion has hit the nuclear plant in Japan that was damaged in Friday’s earthquake – but officials said it had resisted the blast.Japan’s nuclear safety agency said the explosion was believed to have been caused by the build-up of hydrogen.Experts said the reactor core was still intact, and that radiation levels were below legal limits.Technicians have been battling to cool three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant since Friday, when the quake and tsunami ruined the the cooling system.The government said an operation pumping seawater into the reactors to help lower the temperature was still going on despite the explosion. Sharecenter_img Second explosion at Japan nuclear reactor whatsapp Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Monday 14 March 2011 3:51 amlast_img read more

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Sales up at bid target ProStrakan

first_img Share Sales up at bid target ProStrakan Show Comments ▼ ProStrakan, the pharmaceutical firm that has agreed to be bought by Japan’s Kyowa Hakko Kirin, narrowed its full-year loss after bouncing back from manufacturing problems. The Scottish firm reported a pre-tax loss of £600,000 against a loss of £15m a year ago, after a 27 per cent jump in revenues. ProStrakan reiterated that the £292m takeover bid fully valued the business. 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap whatsapp whatsapp Thursday 17 March 2011 8:42 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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William Hill upbeat on full year

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Britain’s biggest bookmaker William Hill said it was confident for the full year after posting a 21 per cent jump in first quarter operating profit led by demand for its onling gambling sites.The company, which has around 2,350 betting shops in the UK and Ireland, said it had also seen increased amounts wagered in its over-the-counter business and through gaming machines.William Hill, which takes over a million bets a day, said the strong performance resulted in group net revenue being up by 11 per cent, with retail revenues up eight per cent and online net revenues up 26 per cent.“We have seen excellent growth across our business in the first quarter, enabling us to remain confident in our expectations for the full year,” chief executive Ralph Topping said in a statement.William Hill said it had seen an over-the-counter gross win margin above the top end of the expected trading range of 17 to 18 per cent.Rival Ladbrokes said earlier in April operating profit rose by 1.9 per cent to £49.2m in the first quarter but warned of an uncertain outlook with the economic climate in Britain set to remaining challenging throughout 2011.Last week, William Hill said it would move into the US gaming market for the first time after agreeing to buy two American sports betting businesses for $39m. Thursday 21 April 2011 3:01 am Share Show Comments ▼ John Dunne whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org William Hill upbeat on full year last_img read more

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Karamba ‘dismayed’ over ad error

first_img26th July 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Strategy Slots Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Karamba has pledged to tighten up its marketing procedures after the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) banned an advert published on its website.Promoting the ‘Starburst’ slot game on Karamba.com, a platform operated by Aspire Global, the advert was entitled ‘Tips and tricks on how to win at Starburst’ and set out a so-called ‘Starburst Strategy’.AG Communications, which operates as Karamba.com, said the offending pages were uploaded to the website in error and had not gone through the standard internal procedure to ensure they complied with regulations.Although AG said the web pages in question attracted low levels of user traffic, it has taken the ads down from Karamba.com and opened a full internal review to address the issue.In a statement released to iGamingBusiness.com, Karamba said it was “dismayed” to learn that the advert was published as a result of human error and added that the Karamba brand has a “strong focus” on regulation compliance.“Karamba is a brand that operates under six different regulations with a strong focus on complying with the different regulatory guidelines and standards,” Karamba said.“We were dismayed to learn that these ads were uploaded due to human error, insomuch that they did not go through our internal procedure for approval of marketing materials.“Following this issue, of which there will not be a reoccurrence, we have tightened our procedures as well as undertaken additional measures to ensure all new marketing materials are fully compliant with the regulatory standards.”A single complainant challenged the advert for being “socially irresponsible” as it “misleadingly implied” that certain strategies could lead to profit gain.The complainant also said such strategies “encouraged gambling behaviour that could lead to financial, social or emotional harm”.The advert featured a series of suggestions as to how to play the game in order to win, setting out how “wins at the minimum bet rate are much less frequent and pay out significantly smaller sums”.Other wording in the ad included “changing the cycle of the game to get back on the winning track by toggling the spin and max bet buttons. The bet rate will stay the same, but you may trigger more bonus features and, most importantly, wins”.In its ruling, the ASA said the advert must not appear again in its current form.The regulatory body has also spoken to Karamba to ensure future marketing communications contain nothing that is “likely to encourage irresponsible gambling behaviour that could lead to financial, social or emotional harm”.The ASA’s sanction comes after the regulator told iGamingBusiness.com earlier this month that it is examining whether World Cup adverts by Bet365 and William Hill contravened new gambling guidelines. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Karamba ‘dismayed’ over ad error Starburst ad branded “socially irresponsible” by complainant Casino & games Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

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David Williams takes public affairs role at Rank

first_img7th November 2018 | By contenteditor Former Ladbrokes media chief David Williams has been named as Rank Group’s first director of public affairs.Williams, who will join Rank in December, will lead the company’s new in-house government relations and public affairs division. He will also take a leadership role in the public relations activity for the group and its various brands, which include Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo.New Rank CEO John O’Reilly said the role would be “pivotal” as the company repositions itself through the transformational programme unveiled in August. By bolstering its public affairs team, the company will hope to avoid a repeat of the operational problems that led to a disastrous set of results for last year, including a failure to adapt to due diligence regulation changes which attracted the ire of O’Reilly when he presented the annual report.“David brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the group and I am delighted that we have secured him to fulfil what will be a pivotal role as we reposition Rank for success,” O’Reilly said.“His energy and passion for our industry, coupled with a track-record of delivering successful results will stand us in good stead for the regulatory challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”Williams joins Rank from the racecourse pool-betting operation, Britbet, where he had been the director of communications since January. He left Ladbrokes in May 2017 after spending 13 years at the company, most recently as director of media.Williams said: “Ensuring that our public affairs, social positioning and industry relations are compelling and in-tune with wider regulatory affairs has never been so significant.“I’ve been struck by just how much attention John and the Rank board wish to put on this area of the business.”Williams’ appointment comes just a week after Rank announced the arrival of new CFO William Floydd.O’Reilly outlined a four-part plan of action to revive Rank’s fortunes in August after revealing that a series of operational errors led to a disastrous set of financial results for the year to the end of June.He said that the failure to prepare for changes to due diligence regulations led to it being unable to allow many high-rolling customers to play during the year. This also led to problems with customer contact, with the company not able to communicate with many members for a period.“Rank’s performance isn’t good enough,” said O’Reilly, in a call with investors after the company reported an 8% year-on-year drop in operating profit to £20.9m.Just last month Rank Group was fined £500,000 (€572,500/$657,400) by the UK Gambling Commission for breaching problem gambling rules after a customer lost £1m in a single 24-hour period. The Gambling Commission said the fine would have been higher were it not for Rank’s self-reporting of its failures and transparency during the investigation.In a trading update issued last month, Rank reported that group revenue dropped almost 5% year-on-year in the 16 weeks to October, mainly due to declines within its venue business, where revenue was down around 6%. Former Ladbrokes exec will be ‘pivotal’ in company’s transformational programme Topics: Casino & games Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter David Williams takes public affairs role at Rank Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Email Addresslast_img read more

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Esports for everyone

first_img In the first of a series on the future of esports and gaming, Michael Pollock argues that the future will belong to those prepared to defy conventional boundaries and target multiple demographicsHarrah’s Resort in Atlantic City recently held an esports tournament in which 44 tables of four players were set up. The seats were filled, and the atmosphere was tense. Players, who had spent countless hours perfecting their skills, clenched their jaws and settled into their seats. As the words such as “four bam” and “three crack” filled the air, chit-chat had ceased, and serious competition had commenced.Notably, if you were looking for a 16- or 18-year-old in this group, you would have had to rifle through the wallets of the participants to find pictures of their grandchildren. Indeed, if you had asked any of the gladiators in the room how long they have been playing esports, the response would have been issued in two parts. Part 1: “Sssh. Can’t you see I’m playing?” Part 2: (After a brief pause) “E-what?” For those who are still clueless as to the nature of this particular battlefield, we have one word for you: Mahjong. The demographics of the player could be described as overwhelmingly female (a handful of males were sprinkled among the players), over 50, with significant disposable income and an equally valuable commodity: prodigious amounts of free time to fill afternoons on a Monday and Tuesday. In every sense, this was an esports conclave, although the tournament was not billed as esports, and was a four-wall event in which Harrah’s played no role, other than to rent the room. Harrah’s benefited in multiple ways, in multiple cash registers, from hotel revenue (many of the participants had traveled 50 or miles to play) to food-and-beverage, to slot revenue (American mahjong players tend to prefer slots, based on our observation).When we meet with our client base, we lay down certain rules of the road: • Rule 1: Leave your present conception of esports at the door. • Rule 2: ESports can serve multiple functions, including serving as a marketing tool that relies on a rifle-like approach, rather than a shotgun approach. In other words, offerings can be tweaked to target groups ranging from the oft-cited millennials to their grandparents, and to every group in between. • Rule 3: Be creative in your approach, and think outside the proverbial box (in other words, when in doubt, see Rule 1 above). • Rule 4: Do something.The world is changing, and the traditional gaming industry must change with it. It is easy and simple to stick with existing formulas. That is the working model that served so many leading companies for so many years, from Kodak and Xerox to Sears and K-Mart. The gaming industry is taking an increasingly closer look at eSports, and they are correctly shocked at some of the findings.At Spectrum ESports Advisors, we support the notion put forth recently by Goldman Sachs, which wrote: “ESports viewership is already outpacing some major league sport audiences.” The report notes, for example, that 2017 viewership of the League of Legends championships outpaced viewership of the World Series, NBA finals and the Stanley Cup Finals. Quite notably, League of Legends viewership outpaced the Stanley Cup viewership by a margin of more than 5-1.Branded tournaments such as League of Legends, which attract a younger demographic, are desirable and need to be critical arrows in the quivers of every gaming operator seeking to participate in esports. But if targeting millennials is your sole goal, you will be violating Rule 5: Don’t assume that the games millennials play today will be the games that millennials will play in 2024, 2030 and beyond. All of this brings us to Rule 6: Follow the conventional wisdom at your own peril. Experience dictates that the conventional wisdom in gaming has been wrong more often that it has been right. If every casino operator had followed conventional wisdom, table games (particularly craps) would have been dismantled years ago, and sold for firewood. The smarter players in esports will be those who have the flexibility and the imagination to broaden their offerings and sharpen their marketing efforts to adapt to changing times, and to target different demographics. Esports and gaming will evolve in coming years (a topic we will address further in coming analyses) but suffice it to say that the evolution will encompass esports: • As an amenity (think mahjong or boxing) • As a player-vs-player activity (think poker) • As a pari-mutuel activity (think of traditional pari-mutuel sports) • As a straight betting proposition (think of sports betting) This evolution will neither be easy, and pitfalls will emerge. That is inevitable. It is also inevitable, however, that the future of esports belongs to those with the gumption to defy conventional practices. We are not advocating mahjong as the next frontier in esports. Rather, we are advocating a new way of looking at the world to uncover multiple frontiers, targeting multiple demographic groups with multiple offerings. With that in mind, the final question in this tournament is: What does the “e” in esports stand for? In our mind, it stands for “everything.”Michael Pollock is Principal, Spectrum eSports Advisors, a strategic alliance between Spectrum Gaming Sports Group and Millennial Esports’ Executive Chairman Alex Igelman, established to provide guidance, advisory, and oversight service to policymakers, gaming operators and others who seek to engage in esports. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Esports for everyone Email Address Michael Pollock argues that the future of esports in a gaming context will belong to those prepared to defy conventional boundaries and target multiple demographics Topics: Casino & games Esports Marketing & affiliates Strategy Video gamingcenter_img Casino & games Tags: Online Gambling Video Gaming Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 6th November 2018 | By Stephen Carterlast_img read more

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Hills appoints Fuchs to drive US digital growth

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Tags: Online Gambling William Hill US has appointed technology and media specialist Kenneth Fuchs as president of digital as it seeks to build on its presence in the expanding US sports betting market.Fuchs joins from sports data supplier STATS, where he served as chief executive. STATS provides a range of data-driven products including content, software and analytics for brands such a Google, Apple and ESPN.Prior to this, he was vice president of Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Entertainment and Music, overseeing operations and strategy for each vertical. Earlier in his career, Fuchs also held senior roles with media corporations Time Inc and Fox Interactive Media.“William Hill US already has an established, successful business in Nevada and has made fantastic progress since sports betting was legalized elsewhere earlier this year,” Fuchs said of his new employer. “I look forward to working with the team in our pursuit of market leadership and delivering great digital and mobile experiences for our customers and partners.”Joe Asher, chief executive of William Hill US, said Fuchs would help the operator build on its existing US sports betting footprint.“Fuchs has a proven record at leading technology/media companies and a strong digital background that will allow us to continue to innovate and enhance our digital offerings as additional states legalise sports betting,” Asher said.William Hill currently operates 108 sportsbooks in the state of Nevada and also provides consumers with a mobile sports betting application. Since the repeal of PASPA in May this year, the bookmaker has expanded beyond Nevada into other states that have legalised sports betting.The company now operates at Monmouth Park Racetrack, Ocean Resort Casino and Tropicana Atlantic City in New Jersey, and also runs a sports betting app in the state. William Hill was the first gambling company to take legal sports bets in the newly regulated market back in June.William Hill is also a licensed sports betting provider for a number of casinos in Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, all of which have legalised sports betting in the past six months. The company serves as the exclusive risk management solutions provider for the Delaware Lottery’s sports betting offering.This expansion has been boosted by William Hill’s partnership with casino giant Eldorado Resorts. Announced in September, the operator serves as the exclusive provider of land-based sports betting services for Eldorado, with the deal also allowing it to roll out online wagering in a number of states where regulation permits.Meanwhile, William Hill has confirmed that David Lowden is to step down as a non-executive director of the company in order to become chairman and independent non-executive director of healthcare and communications group Huntsworth.Lowden will officially exit his role at William Hill on March 4, 2019. Kenneth Fuchs previously had spells with STATS, Yahoo, Time Inc. and Fox Interactive Media Topics: Sports betting Strategy Hills appoints Fuchs to drive US digital growth 19th December 2018 | By contenteditor Sports betting Regions: USlast_img read more

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NBA’s Sacramento Kings to open in-venue gaming lounge

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games California-based National Basketball Association (NBA) side the Sacramento Kings is to launch a new in-stadium lounge where players can play a virtual currency predictive betting game, powered by betting and fantasy sports solutions provider Swish Analytics. NBA’s Sacramento Kings to open in-venue gaming lounge California-based National Basketball Association (NBA) side the Sacramento Kings is to launch a new in-stadium lounge where players can play a virtual currency predictive betting game, powered by betting and fantasy sports solutions provider Swish Analytics.The Sacramento Kings Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge be located in the team’s Golden 1 Centre stadium, allowing suite, loft and balcony ticket holders to predict game results for a chance to win exclusive prizes.“Basketball fans across the country are clamoring for gaming options, and we’re thrilled to be the first NBA team to bring this unique experience to Sacramento,” Sacramento Kings owner and chairman Vivek Ranadivé explained. “Predictive gaming is incredibly disruptive and will only continue to gain popularity in the NBA and beyond.“Working with industry leaders like Swish Analytics allows us to test and perfect this technology to give fans the best experience in future seasons.” The lounge will feature iPads loaded with Swish’s BetRush software, as well as large screen televisions to allow visitors to follow the game. BetRush is a live bet simulation engine that provides a real-time feed of betting-related analysis, content, statistics, odds and visualisations.Each fan is given free credits which can be used to make their predictions, which are all assigned odds using Swish’s predictive odds-making platform. Correct predictions then win additional credits, which can be redeemed for virtual raffle tickets. These tickets, in turn, can be used to enter sweepstakes draws to win signed memorabilia and game tickets.“We’re proud to bring this gaming technology to the NBA with a forward-thinking and creative organization like the Sacramento Kings,” Swish co-founder Bobby Skoff said.“Nobody is better than the Sacramento Kings at building best-in-class fan experiences utilizing technology. The popularity of predictive gaming shows no signs of slowing down and we look forward to continuing to build and iterate the BetRush platform in Sacramento.”The launch of the dedicated lounge, which will open for the first time on March 17 for the game against the Chicago Bulls, sees the Sacramento Kings continue to dabble in betting-related products. This has already seen the team launch its Call the Shot predictions game within its mobile app, which was recently upgraded with additional rewards through a partnership with MGM Resorts International and augmented reality solutions provider Xperiel. Tags: Fantasy Sports Video Gaming 15th February 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: US California Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Social gaming Video gaming DFS Email Addresslast_img read more

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Asia Live Tech plans for 2019

first_img Asia Live Tech plans for 2019 Sports betting Email Address At ICE 2019, Erwin Dickman, marketing manager at Asia Live Tech, spoke with iGB about the company’s plans for this year, including for their cryptocurrency offerings and HTML5 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter At ICE 2019, Erwin Dickman, marketing manager at Asia Live Tech, spoke with iGB about the company’s plans for this year, including for their cryptocurrency offerings and HTML5.As the first BitCoin provider in Asia, Asia Live Tech has witnessed significant changes in the space from regulations to use cases. While there is a need for guidance and structure to the technology and its implementation, Dickman says the future is bright. Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation 22nd March 2019 | By Josephine Watsonlast_img read more

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Eldorado and Caesars agree $17.3bn merger

first_img Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will create a new market leader in the US gambling sector.  Regions: US 24th June 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will create a new market leader in the US gambling sector. The deal will see Eldorado acquire all outstanding shares in Caesars for a value of $12.75 per share, consisting of $8.40 per share in cash, and 0.0899 shares of Eldorado common stock, for a total consideration of around $17.3bn. This breaks down to $7.2bn in cash, and approximately 77m Eldorado common shares, and sees the operator assume Caesars’ net debt. Upon closing, Eldorado shareholders will hold 51% of the combined entity’s outstanding shares. A new, 11-member board will be established, with six directors coming from Eldorado’s board, and five from Caesars.The new business, which will operate around 60 casino resorts and gaming facilities across 16 states, will operate under the Caesars name, and continue to trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.“Eldorado’s combination with Caesars will create the largest owner and operator of US gaming assets and is a strategically, financially and operationally compelling opportunity that brings immediate and long-term value to stakeholders of both companies,” Eldorado chief executive Tom Reeg said. “Together, we will have an extremely powerful suite of iconic gaming and entertainment brands, as well as valuable strategic alliances with industry leaders in sports betting and online gaming. “The combined entity will serve customers in essentially every major US gaming market and will marry best-of-breed practices from both entities to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and significant shareholder returns.”Read the full story on iGB North America.center_img Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Strategy Eldorado and Caesars agree $17.3bn mergerlast_img read more

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Svenska Spel commits SEK5m to gambling addiction research

first_img Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines Sweden-facing operator Svenska Spel has announced that it will make a further SEK5m (£412,970/€444,748/$481,213) in grants available this year to research projects focused on gambling addiction. Sweden-facing operator Svenska Spel has announced that it will make a further SEK5m (£412,970/€444,748/$481,213) in grants available this year to research projects focused on gambling addiction.Parties interested in the grants have until 30 April to submit their application to secure funding from the 2020 round.Funds from the initiative can be used to support research projects into addiction, preventive measures against gambling-related problems, gaming responsibilities and risk and protective factors.Svenska Spel’s Research Council will again oversee the application process, with support from the Swedish Central Association for Alcohol and Drug Information (CAN).The operator launched the funding scheme in 2010 and has awarded SEK5m in grants each year since.In 2019, Svenska Spel issued grants to a number of projects, including one that aimed to map gambling addiction among professional ice hockey players in Sweden.Another grant was awarded to a project to help fund the development of a new internet-based addiction treatment service, while another was issued to an initiative focused on the connection between trauma and problem gambling in women. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Svenska Spel commits SEK5m to gambling addiction research Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Strategy Slots Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden 19th March 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address Casino & gameslast_img read more

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Tote unveils new features ahead of British racing restart

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Tote unveils new features ahead of British racing restart The UK Tote Group has announced a series of new innovations for players ahead of the return of British horse racing next week. 29th May 2020 | By contenteditor The UK Tote Group has announced a series of new innovations for players ahead of the return of British horse racing next week.Racing will resume from 1 June after more than two months of suspension due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, with the first races set to take place at Newcastle.The Tote will reopen its Tote Ten to Follow competition, with fans paying £5 to select their horses and stables to be in with a chance of winning 70% of the total pool. Monthly prizes will also be on offer from June to September, while a free-to-play contest has a top prize of £5,000.In addition, the Tote has added a number of new features, including the ability for players to amend their stables any time until the first day of Royal Ascot on 16 June. A ‘transfer window’ will also take place in August, but may be subject to change given potential amendments to the fixture list.Players can now also create silks for their stables, as well as generate private leagues to compete against their friends, family and colleagues. The Tote will also allow players to create multiple stables in either the ‘Simple’ or ‘Pro’ modescenter_img Horse racing “Like so many people, all of us at the Tote are excited to see the return of British racing,” UK Tote Group chief executive Alex Frost said. “Despite the challenging environment it will bring great cheer when the starting stalls open for the first time at Newcastle Racecourse on Monday and we can all enjoy racing on these shores for the first time since March.”Meanwhile, the Tote will be offering its new Pool Guarantee Service (PGS) for the resumption of British racing. The Tote said that as racing will be going ahead behind closed doors, and that retail betting shops will remain closed, this will impact pool volumes.As such, PGS will see the Tote replace some of this liquidity with a similar spread of activity, which it said will mean customers can bet into robust pools where prices will be more stable.All customers betting on UK Tote-hosted pools will benefit from PGS, with the service to be implemented on all pools on British racing, as well as Tote-hosted pools on racing in Hong Kong and France, including Placepots.The Tote added that PGS will operate alongside Tote Guarantee, which ensures the Tote will always match the industry starting price, or exceed it if the pool price is greater, on all win bets.“We are clearly in unprecedented times and this calls for all of us to look at new and innovative ways to enhance the enjoyment of watching and betting on racing,” Frost added.“The Tote stands shoulder to shoulder with everyone in the sport and we are playing our part in growing the appeal of pool betting and the role of the Tote in supporting the sport.” Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Tags: Race Track and Racinolast_img read more

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Betmotion signs partnership with Brazil’s National Basketball League

first_imgSports betting is not yet regulated in Brazil, but the country has worked to create a framework for the vertical since 2018, when then-president Michel Temer ratified legislation that paved the way for the country’s National Congress to implement regulations. Sponsorship “The partnership with Betmotion will allow us to expand the experience of NBB fans through content, live games and interactive games,” Cotta said. “In a time of deep challenges we found Betmotion with an amplified vision for the project. We are excited about the possibilities.” Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “We are proud to have the Betmotion brand alongside NBB,” Angelo Alberoni, Betmotion’s country manager for Brazil, said. “Our goal is to promote national sport and basketball is one of the main sports here in Brazil.  Regions: LATAM Brazil Betmotion signs partnership with Brazil’s National Basketball League Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The deal will see Betmotion branding appear in the official communication channels of the league, as well as in on-court signage. The operator will sponsor 16 weekly programs including the Game of The Week and the Weekly Show and a further four live games which will be broadcast on Facebook. The country has launched three consultations on the matter, the first of which was  launched on 30 July, attracting 1,849 submissions. A second, which ran until 27 September, attracted 2,644 comments. The third consultation was launched in February 2020. “More than combining our name, we will have exclusive activations during the season and we are together with other big companies that believe in the work and organization of Novo Basketball Brazil, says Angelo Alberoni, Country Manager of Betmotion for Brazil. Curaçao-licensed Betmotion has agreed a deal to become an official partner of Brazil’s National Basketball League (NBB) for the 2020-21 season. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Sponsorship Online sports betting 11th November 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Álvaro Cotta, marketing director of the NBB, said the deal came at an important time as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has put sports funding at risk. While the process of launching regulated sports betting has faced delays, the impact of Covid-19 helped spur action, with betting included in a plan to raise BRL37.03bn to help the country recover. In August, President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree formally adding sports betting to the country’s Investment Partnership Program (PPI) portfolio and national privatisation programme and appointing managers for the sportsbook licensing process.last_img read more

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Demystifying affordability part two: An automated and layered approach

first_imgAutomated, non-intrusive affordability checks conducted at this initial stage can be used by operators as a first screening tool to gauge an individual’s affordability and then, where necessary, escalate to more invasive manual checks where they are needed most. Email Address Demystifying affordability part two: An automated and layered approach With operators now being required to consider customer affordability earlier in the customer journey, it’s important to ensure that any interactions, such as setting limits, are applied as close to instantly as possible. This is to ensure operators both fulfill the requirements of the Commission – to implement real-time protection through auto-measures – but also ensure frictionless onboarding for the customer.  Interactions based on affordability The importance of automating affordability processes To bring this to life, beBettor provides operators with discretionary income estimates for each customer.  If a customer was estimated to be able to afford to spend £500 on gambling per month, operators could set an initial net deposit limit for that customer at that amount. In its guidance for remote operators during Covid-19, released in May 2020, the Gambling Commission reiterated its customer interaction process for operators to follow: ‘Identify, Interact and Evaluate’ Sonny COtt | by www.andynewbold.com The Commission, in its remote customer Interaction consultation, outlined that while operators have the capability to identify customers who may be harmed by gambling, evidence showed that often they are too slow to act and do so at a level which does not reflect the level of potential harm at stake. Therefore, it’s important for operators to have an affordability framework that includes both initial and enhanced affordability assessments, to protect both the mass market customer and those who wish to spend more. 27th April 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Affordability Thresholds The benefits to be gained with automated checks are not only meeting the regulator’s expectation, but also in efficiency. If implemented correctly, not only can this ensure compliance, but it can also reduce painstaking hours of manual due diligence and customer interactions. If that customer then wanted to increase that limit, an operator could then conduct further checks to ensure they could afford a higher level of spend without experiencing harm. In the same way customer interaction frameworks are required to escalate the strength of interaction where deemed necessary, operators should take a risk-based approach and escalate the level of affordability assessment at different stages in the customer journey. As such, some operators are already including affordability at the earliest stages of the customer relationship, during the customer onboarding process with initial non-intrusive affordability checks on registration or first deposit.  “Operators should certainly be gathering data throughout the life of the customer relationship, starting from the point of registration which should be able to assist with a consideration of whether a customer is gambling within their means,” it said. Non-intrusive checks designed for assessing affordability at the beginning of the customer journey can be conducted seamlessly in the background, but more invasive checks requiring more sensitive financial information may be conducted later on in the customer journey or when the customer wants to increase their level of spend. Resource efficiency  A layered approach Regions: UK & Ireland For those matching derogatory data registers, such as those listed as insolvent, stronger interactions may be conducted earlier in the journey. But even for other customers, an affordability estimate can act as a measure which triggers automated interactions. Instant checks These non-intrusive affordability checks are best suited to screen an operator’s customer base and identify those who may experience gambling-related harm, as they can be conducted in the background, without friction or disruption to the customer. First, operators should identify customers who may be at risk of experiencing harms that are associated with gambling. Then they should interact with customers in a way which minimises the risk of customers experiencing harms. From that point, it is then for the operator to understand the impact of the interaction on the customer and the effectiveness of the operator’s actions and approach.  Enhanced assessments could be through further open source data checks like search engines or social media).  Many checks that were conducted relied solely on manual actions, with interactions occurring hours or days after required, potentially seen as too late as the customer may already be experiencing gambling related harm. An important part of this process is to integrate suitable auto-measures into the responsible gaming framework to identify early on those who may be vulnerable to experiencing gambling related harm. Affordability is an integral part of that early screening, and so operators need robust automated affordability controls. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter As well as assisting operators in meeting the required regulatory standards, and ensuring player protection is tailored to the individual, a layered approach to affordability is also resource-efficient for operators. Enhanced affordability assessments  The stage at which a check is conducted, and ultimately the risk posed to the customer, will determine the invasiveness of the check. Early-stage affordability assessments also inform where further, more invasive, costly and time consuming checks are required. This means operators are able to allocate more resources to customers who need them most, as opposed to applying costly and invasive checks to all their customers. A recent report, commissioned by GambleAware to investigate online patterns of play, found that the majority of revenue for remote gambling operators came from the highest spending 5% of accounts.  Proposed changes could see the regulator prescribe set thresholds for operators to conduct affordability checks with a threshold conceivably set as low as £100. An enhanced experience In the context of affordability, the Gambling Commission suggested thresholds for customer interactions have been set too high and at unrealistic levels (the Gambling Commission advises any affordability thresholds set above £2,000 are inappropriate). By automating this process operators will also be able to create a clear audit trail which can be used to explain the treatment of customers to the regulator. Topics: Legal & compliance Social responsibility Tech & innovation Uncategorized Regulation Regtech It’s important for operators to now consider affordability early in the customer journey: not only to meet the requirements of the GC, but also to create a more personalised experience for the customer. Considering affordability earlier in the journey enriches the data that you have on that customer, allowing for interactions that are suitable for the individual as opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach. This can result in the customer at times being unwilling to provide this information and instead choosing to take their custom elsewhere, thus not addressing the problem but spreading their problem gambling among multiple operators or worse, to the black market where protections are lacking. However, the GC goes further than that:  These interactions come in various forms, including safer gambling messaging, “reality checks” showing how much money has been lost, or in the form of limits. In the remote customer interaction consultation, the Gambling Commission refers to operators applying a ‘handbrake’ or ‘hard stop’ at a certain threshold to prevent gambling beyond a point until it has been proven a customer can safely gamble beyond this limit. Regtech Alternatively, it could be through information collected directly from the customer; such as through income and expenses questionnaires; or, verified Source of Funds or Source of Wealth documentation like bank statements or payslips. However, while this may be a more accurate level of assessment, this comes at the cost of being invasive of customer privacy, inconvenient to the customer and requiring the sharing of potentially sensitive financial data.  For if these checks were conducted manually and couldn’t be delivered in real time, it could cause unnecessary inconvenience to the player at this early stage. Once both the affordability checks and customer interactions have been conducted, it’s important for operators to record how they’ve interacted with customers. Automating early stage affordability assessments means operators will be able to relieve pressure on compliance teams, avoiding undertaking lengthy manual checks for high volumes of customers.  With information from the initial affordability assessment, operators can identify those who require additional and more enhanced checks. This can occur when a customer breaches an initial spending limit or if they display other indicators of harm.  As these checks are based primarily on open data, customers aren’t required to hand over highly sensitive financial information like bank statements or p60s. The first article of the ‘Demystifying Affordability’ series set the context for affordability in Great Britain. This piece will look at why it is important for operators to automate their affordability process and adopt a layered approach, while the next piece will look at some common concerns and misconceptions that exist around affordability. Automating checks to be conducted upon set thresholds means operators can conduct a high volume of checks early in the customer journey and deliver them in real-time, which can then lead to tailored future automated interactions. This means that those who may be vulnerable to harm receive increased protections while those who are gambling within their means are receiving protected yet uninterrupted play, creating a better customer experience. Tags: BeBettor By screening for vulnerability early in the customer journey, operators can also identify those who may be likely to experience gambling-related harm and set suitable protections in real-time.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In this three-part series, Sonny Cott – operations manager for affordability solutions provider BeBettor – explains one of the most important topics for gambling operators in 2021: affordability.last_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Five pictures show rising World Cup fever…

first_img Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race FootballFIFALatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Football Latest Sports News Cricket Latest Sports News Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings By Kunal Dhyani – June 15, 2018 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 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly247 SportsThe Highest-Paid College Football Coaches In 2020, Ranked247 SportsTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerIn Mumbai, FIFA World Cup 2018 fans are set to break all barriers in support of their Doosari Country and the quadrennial tournament’s 2018 edition in Russia. These young fans have got their hair cut and painted as the FIFA World Cup trophy and a football.Girls in Kolkata, the City of Joy and football Capital of India, attired in traditional Bengali dress welcomed the FIFA World Cup 2018 with this dance presentation – a fusion of football and Bengal culture.The Howrah , the city on the outskirts of Kolkata with an unparalleled passion for football, has a large number of Brazil team fans. To exhibit their support and wish their favourite team, they organised a Havan and performed Puja for Brazil’s good performance.In Kerala state minster MM Mani dressed up in the Argentine blue and white T-Shirt with traditional Kerala ‘dhoti’ (lungi) to express his support for the Lionel Messi-led squad. He also carried a football in hand while posing for a snap in his Argentine fan attire.This tea stall in Kolkata has become an Argentina Team unofficial fan hub. The tea stall owner has painted his shop and the house with sky blue and white stripes, while most of the team fans turn up to the stall to discuss about and support their team.Also Read: FIFA World Cup 2018: Indians more passionate than top FIFA nations Football There are only 32 teams in action in Russia, but FIFA World Cup is a global event. In India the fans are setting new examples to support their ‘Doosari Countries’. InsideSport.co brings to its fans five pictures from the length and breadth of the country to establish how FIFA World Cup fever is gripping India. Football Football FIFA World Cup 2018: Five pictures show rising World Cup fever in India Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Football Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Facebook Twitter Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look TAGS2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaFIFA World Cup SHARE Previous articleFIFA World Cup 2026: After ‘United Bid’ success, Africa seeks ‘rotation system’ for hosting rightsNext articleFIFA World Cup 2018: Nike shoe pinches Iran at crucial moment Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Happy Father’s Day: Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar shares a special item that belonged to his father; Check video last_img read more

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Royal Challenge Sports Drink returns with unique platform for cricket fans

first_img Facebook Twitter PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket TAGSRCBRoyal Challenge Sports DrinkRoyal ChallengersRoyal Challengers Soft DrinkSports DrinkVirat Kohli SHARE Sports BusinessBrandsCricketLatest Sports NewsNewsSport WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleBARC India seeks paradigm shift in audience measurement technologyNext articleClub over Country: Hafeez quits Test cricket, joins Banladesh Premier League Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoteam. Taking a dig at armchair cricketers and self-proclaimed gully cricket legends, he asks them to show their A-game – “Ab Khel Ke Dikha”.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The league, which made its successful debut in February this year in 10 cities, is now expanding to host teams in over 30 cities and towns to battle it out and win a chance to be pitted against none other than the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, states a Press relase.The tournament has been designed with the primary objective of encouraging youth in India to play the game better and bolder. It will bring excitement and fervor to fans of cricket over the next 2 months, with a unique short-format 6-over league across the country, in search for the strongest contender to faceoff with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.Also Read: IPL Moneyball: Virat Kohli 3rd Cricketer to enter 100 Cr salary ClubOffering something for everyone – the league will be a one-of-a-kind carnival where cricket meets entertainment. A slew of social media stars like Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh and others from one of India’s leading digital platform TVF Play would be adding a dosage of fun and entertainment at each of the state finals. This will culminate with arena-style performances by India’s most sensational musicians including Amit Trivedi, Badshah, Diljit Dosanjh and Sreeram live in action.Talking about the campaign, Amarpreet Singh Anand, Executive Vice President & Portfolio Head, Marketing, Diageo India, says, “After a successful Season 1, we’re thrilled to be back bolder than ever, spanning over 30 cities and towns. While Season 1 was pegged on the war cry of cricketers across India challenging RCB, Season 2 has Virat responding with a challenging ‘Ab Khel Ke Dikha!’. This season will continue to hold the original thought of bringing to life the brand’s premise of inspiring millennials to make bold moves in life, via a unique experiential platform”Also Read: Virat Kohli brand One8 breaches ₹100 crore sales mark in year one: ReportSpeaking of his association with Royal Challenge Sports Drink, brand ambassador Virat Kohli says, “At its core, the brand stands for playing bold, and that really resonates with me. I am excited to be a part of this league that gives a platform to cricket lovers across India to play truly bold and show us what they’ve got. And now as the search to find the one team that will take on RCB begins, I am really looking forward to see what we are going to come up against.”The league, which kicked off in mid-December, is calling out for teams across select cities in India.CLICK HERE for more information on the registration and schedule. WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Royal Challenge Sports Drink returns with unique platform for cricket fans By Kunal Dhyani – December 27, 2018 Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Football Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|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|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Latest Sports News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Just ahead of the upcoming cricket season, the 2nd edition of Royal Challenge Sports Drink Bold League is back with its unique platform for cricket lovers that promises to be bigger, better and bolder.In a series of short, humorous films, Royal Challenge Sports Drink has brand ambassador and RCB skipper Virat Kohli challenging cricketers across the nation to play against his Cricket PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start last_img read more

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Fresh troubles for MLS is Back tournament, players from two more…

first_img Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Suresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’Players and staff are tested the day before each game during the MLS is Back tournament. Because of the positive and inconclusive tests, the league’s protocol for the tournament called for both teams to undergo another set of testing on Sunday.Both teams had already announced their starting lineups for the match when it was called off shortly before its scheduled kickoff.The league did not announce when the match would be rescheduled.The postponement is the latest hiccup for the tournament, which has already had two teams drop out because of a spate of Covid19 cases.FC Dallas and Nashville were both withdrawn earlier this week, reducing the tournament to 24 teams. FC Dallas had 10 players and one coach test positive for the virus. Nashville had nine players test positive. Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter Latest Sports News WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Previous articleCricket : With victory over England in bag, West Indies team scores ‘Lifebuoy’ partnershipNext articleUnited World Wrestling: Lalovic set to be re-elected as UWW President for 6 years term Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Football Cricket Major League Soccer postponed a match between Toronto FC and D.C. United shortly before it was scheduled to begin on Sunday morning because of one unconfirmed positive test and one inconclusive test for coronavirus.The unconfirmed positive test was for a D.C. United player, while a Toronto player returned the inconclusive test Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – July 13, 2020 FootballLatest Sports NewsSportcenter_img Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Bernardeschi denied by the upright as Italy come close to doubling advantage; Follow Live Updates Football Football TAGSCovid19 impact on sportMajor League SoccerMLS is BACK LiveMLS is Back ScheduleMLS Live Streaming SHARE Fresh troubles for MLS is Back tournament, players from two more teams test positive RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Cricket Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The game is now due to be played on July 13 at 9am ET and broadcast domestically on ESPN2. Toronto FC and DC United’s subsequent games in the tournament have also been pushed back a day to help players prepare.“We believe the tournament can still be conducted safely,” MLS deputy commissioner Mark Abbott told reporters. “And if at the point we determine it can’t, obviously we would make a decision then.“In the case of Dallas and Nashville, the decision was made that based on the extent of the positive tests in those teams (and) their ability to train, that the more prudent course was to withdraw them. But we had established a set of protocols that are working as they were designed, which is to identify players that have had positive tests for Covid-19, to remove and separate them from the team and isolate them. And to continue the process of testing the other players…We view this (case) as the process working,” Abbott said.last_img read more

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Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited is an investment holding company with 60% controlling interest in Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KLB) and Botswana Breweries (Pty) Limited. Kgalagadi Breweries produces lager beers, traditional beers, bottled water and soft drinks under license. The brewery has four traditional beer breweries, a clear beer brewery, a sparkling soft drinks production plant and six sales and distribution centres in Botswana. SABMiller has a 40% stake in Kgalagadi Breweries and has management control over the operation; offering manufacturing and technical expertise, brand building and distribution expertise. Botswana Breweries produces traditional opaque beer made from sorghum and maize under the brand names Chibuku and Phafana. The Botswana Development Corporation has a 25.6% shareholding in Sechaba Breweries Holdings Limited.last_img read more

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The National Investment Trust Limited (NITL.mw) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgThe National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2006 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)  2006 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

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Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgSasini Limited (SASN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sasini Limited (SASN.ke)  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileSasini Limited grows tea and coffee in Kenya and produces, stores and markets bulk tea and coffee for domestic consumption and export to Africa sub-regions. Through wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sasini Limited has interests in the tea, coffee, dairy, livestock, horticulture and tourism sectors in Kenya. Bulk tea produced by Sasini Limited is sold through the Mombasa auction or direct sales to export customers. Tea farms are in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley in Sotik. Bulk coffee is grown on eight independent estates in the Central Highland of Kenya and processed at its own pulping and wet processing facility. Sasini Limited has a coffee mill at Kamundu Coffee Estate which has a daily capacity to mill about 4 800 bags of clean coffee. Aristocrats Tea and Coffee is the exporting arm of Sasini Limited and exports milled coffee to international blending houses and roasters. Loose and tea bag products for the domestic market are sold under the brand names Sasini Gold, Sasini Chai and Sasini Premium. Coffee products for domestic consumption are sold under the brand name Kahawa Bamba and Sasini Instant Coffee. Sasini Limited maintains a herd of Holstein Friesian cattle and produces a range of yoghurt and pasteurised milk. Sasini Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgNCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgPress Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfilePress Corporation Limited is the largest holding company in Malawi; with vested interests in real estate, energy, food and beverages, consumer goods, financial services and telecommunications. The highly diversified company has stakes in 13 companies in Malawi made up of 8 subsidiaries, 4 joint ventures and one associate. Well-known brands in its portfolio include: National Bank of Malawi in the financial services sector, Malawi Telecommunications Limited and Telekom Networks Limited in the telecommunication sector, Ethanol Company Limited and Presscane Limited in the energy sector, People’s Trading Centre Limited in the consumer goods sector, Press Properties Limited and Manzini Limited in the property investment and development sector, and The Foods Company in the food manufacturing sector. Press Corporation Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Foods is Zimbabwe’s largest food manufacturer. The company was established in 1920 and produces a broad range of basic foods including maize meal, flour, cooking oil, margarine, rice, salt, snacks, biscuits, pasta, sugar beans, baked beans, popcorn, as well as soap and a full range of animal feed. Recently, a maize based cereal has been added to the National Foods product portfolio. The company’s iconic and home-grown brands Red Seal, Pearlenta, Gloria, Mahatma, Better Buy, ZimGold, National Foods Stockfeeds, Iris, Zapnax, KING and most recently Allegros Popticorn are loved across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. Gloria and Red Seal have been trusted and esteemed brands in Zimbabwe for almost a 100 years. The company has 2 major shareholders; Innscor Africa Limited 37.73% and Tiger Brands 37.45%. The National Foods Workers Trust, which was established in 1985 by way of a Donation also owns 9.85% of the company. The beneficiaries of the Trust are the National Foods Ltd non-managerial employees. The company is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. National Foods has manufacturing sites in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare from which it distributes its products throughout Zimbabwe. Our people work passionately to add value to the lives of our customers and consumers through our products; striving to continuously improve our existing products as well as progressively adding new categories to our portfolio. National Foods Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgHome Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileHome Afrika Limited is a property development company which provides quality, sustainable and affordable housing for communities in Kenya and other countries in the East Africa sub-region. These include housing developments in golf estates and services hotel apartments. The company implements housing projects which have a long-term positive impact on society and achieves this through alliance partnerships with government, private sector and development partners. Home Afrika Limited designs, constructs and maintains residential and commercial buildings which comply to a regulatory framework for sustainability and conformity. Home Afrika Limited has implemented a regional expansion plan under the name “Go Country” and “Go Africa” which aims to build approximately 1 million homes under a mass housing programme which spans Africa sub-regions. Home Afrika Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Limuru Tea Company Limited (LIMT.ke) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgLimuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileLimuru Tea PLC (formerly Limuru Tea Company Limited) owns 275 hectares of tea plantations situated four kilometres to the east of Limuru Town. The Company is an outgrower to Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (UTKL), the largest private sector tea company in Kenya. UTKL acts as the Limuru Tea Company’s managing agent in the growing, manufacturing, sales and marketing of its tea. The Limuru Tea estate green leaf is manufactured in the nearby UTKL’s Mabroukie factory from where it is sold mainly for export. Limuru Tea PLC is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Dairibord Holdings Limited 2013 Annual Report

first_imgDairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileDairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited (DZL Holdings Limited) is the largest dairy company in Zimbabwe; producing and marketing a range of fresh milk and ready-to-drink and long-life milk products. The company also owns Lyons Zimbabwe; a food company that manufactures and markets ice-cream, cordials, condiments and spreads, tea and mineral water; ME Charhons which manufactures biscuits and baking products; and has a majority stake in Dairibord Malawi. The company is wholly-owned by Lavenson Investments Private Limited and is the flagship subsidiary of Dairiboard Holdings Limited. DZL Holdings Limited owns four property companies; Goldblum Investments (Private) Limited, Chatmoss Properties (Private) Limited, Quallinnex Properties (Private) Limited and Slimline Investments (Private) Limited. Its export markets include Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. Dairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgEkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileEkoCorp Plc provides hospital and medical care services in Nigeria through direct health and medical insurance carriers. These include medical practitioners, dieticians, diabetic nurse educators, foot care specialists and ophthalmologists. Consultant services include general surgery, orthopedic surgery, grammatology, otorhinolaryngology audiology and speech therapy, dental surgery, radiology, Physiotherapy, endoscopy, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, radiotherapy and oncology. EkoCorp Plc offers immunological screening for thyroid antibodies, thyroid adrenal anti-nuclear antibodies and pediatric endocrinology services. Other services address healthcare needs for ENT, dental, vision, auditory, dialysis, pathology, psychiatric and prostate screening and diagnostics. The company also provides extended cover protection for dread disease, medical complications as well as general life insurance cover. A subsidiary of EkoCorp Plc manufactures a range of pharmaceutical preparations. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. EkoCorp Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) 2014 Presentation

first_imgSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng)  2014 presentation Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgBK Group Plc (BKG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BKG.ke)  2015 presentation results for the first quarter.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

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First Quantum Minerals HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgVitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileVitafoam Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of flexible, reconstituted and rigid foam products in Nigeria. It is the largest foam manufacturing company in the country with an extensive distribution network which includes exporting to other countries in Africa. Vitafoam is a household name in Nigeria and known for its quality products and being a leader in innovation and advanced sleep technology. Mattresses can be custom-made to customers’ requirements using contour cutting equipment. The company also provides foam products for mothers with children including changing mats, baby cot mattresses and feeding pillows. Rigid polyurethane foam manufactured by Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is used in the oil and gas, refrigeration, air-conditioning, poultry and office partitioning sectors. In 200, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc became the first foam manufacturing company in Nigeria to be awarded the NIS 9002 Certificate for its flexible and rigid polyurethane foam, fiber pillows, underlays and adhesives. The company expanded its operations to include Vitafoam Ghana Limited (2008) and Vitafoam Sierra Leone Limited (2009). Vitafoam Nigeria Plc has a major stake in Vono Products and established Vitapur Nigeria which manufactures insulation products; and Vitablom which processes fibre and other material for the upholstery layer. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgCourteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCourteville Business Solutions Plc is the largest e-business solutions company in West Africa and offers financial management and advisory services, business solutions, e-commerce and online marketing solutions. The company is the patent owner of the AutoReg TM Business Solutions Platform. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is represented in 24 states in Nigeria and has business interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. Other e-business services include NAPAMS, a regulated product administration and monitoring solution for NAFDAC; NIID, an insurance policies database solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ); and the AutoReg Inspector TM remote verification tool for law enforcement agencies. Courteville Business Solutions Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) HY2018 Presentation

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgNational Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileNational Bank of Malawi is a leading financial institution in Malawi; providing solutions for retail, corporate and investment banking and stock broking services through a national network of 22 service branches. The parent company of National Bank of Malawi is Press Corporation Limited (PCL). Its subsidiaries include National Bank of Malawi Nominees Limited and Stockbroker Malawi Registered Limited. The financial institution operates two divisions; corporate banking and retail/personal banking. The corporate banking division specialises in providing financial services through packaged deals. The retail banking division provides personal banking solutions which include utility bill payments, Internet and mobile banking, and ATM facilities. A major revenue source for the National Bank of Malawi is its treasury division which includes a foreign exchange and money market operation. The National Bank of Malawi was established in 1971 with the merger of Barclays Bank DCO (Dominion Colonial Overseas) and Standard Bank (South Africa). National Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgIkeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgSwaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSwaziland Property Investment Limited (SWAPROP) is a property investment holding company which derives its income from interest on loans with its subsidiary companies and interest on investment accounts. Wholly-owned subsidiaries linked to SWAPROP include Plaza Park Limited, The Hub Limited, Tincwadzi Properties Limited, Nhlangano Mall Properties and Elwandle Properties Limited. The subsidiary companies own their own properties and generate income from property rentals and related revenue sources. SWAPROP also has interests in legal entities which pool securities and other assets on behalf of shareholders, unitholders and beneficiaries. Swaziland Property Investment Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnited Investments Limited is an investment holding company that specialises in investment management in Mauritius. In addition, the company also engages in the manufacture and sale of fertilizers and liquid fertilizers, sale of other agricultural products, industrial and agricultural machinery, rental of agricultural equipment, as well as in fishing and seafood distribution activities. United Investments Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgCresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileCresta Marakanelo Limited operates in the travel and tourism sector, concentrating on the provision of hotel services to business travellers. In addition to accommodation, Cresta, as part of its services, offers customers restaurants, bars, safari tours, provision of conference facilities, outside catering, as well as other ancillary business activities carried out from the Hotels. In its operations, Cresta derives marketing benefits and support from the use of the “Cresta” brand, through its Management Agreement with Cresta Holdings.last_img read more

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Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgUniversal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUniversal Partners Limited is a capital investment holding company. The company invests in growth businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe in general. Universal Partners Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgAirtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng)  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAirtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa. Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services both nationally and internationally. The Group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys. Airtel Africa Plc is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Are shares in this AIM-listed platinum metals company too good to be true?

first_img See all posts by Michael Baxter Michael Baxter | Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 | More on: SLP Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Without context, the words read like a list of excuses. Add context, and a remarkable tale is revealed. I refer to Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP), its results from a few months back, and comments by its chair, Stuart Murray, at that time. Murray likened the company’s performance in the 12-months to the end of June last year to the “curate’s egg – good in some parts, not ideal in others.” He lamented water shortages causing downtime at some operations and even described the first six months of that period as having “rocky” production challenges. After reading those words in isolation, a shareholder who didn’t know better might have braced themselves for bad news. In fact the results for last year, published last September, were very impressive.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The results for the company’s second quarter are imminent. I think they are worth watching very carefully because I reckon that Sylvania’s shares are looking extremely tempting. More good news in the forthcoming results and the shares will be hard to resist.Growth, despite challengesLast year, net profits at Sylvania Platinum increased 66%, The South African company finished the year with $21.8m in the bank with no debt, its sixth consecutive year of record production, and a nice dividend payment for the year of 0.78 pence a share, which meant a yield of around 1.6%.If the company can grow like that while facing so many challenges, as Murray described, I’m wondering how it might perform under more positive circumstances — when things are good in most parts.As for the last set of quarterly results, issued three months ago, they showed a 54% increase in revenue and a 106% increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA).No wonder shares have been rising so rapidly of late — having doubled over the last year and increased six-fold over the last five years. (Although shares are still below their IPO price from 2011).All this is very impressive, yet Sylvania’s valuation of £119m compared to group net profit in its last full year of $18.2m, or around £14m, seems remarkably modest for a growing, dividend-paying company with no debts.Is it too good to be true?I don’t think it is too good to be true. Instead, I would say that Sylvania Platinum is truly good.What is especially compelling, about Sylvania Platinum is the minerals it specialises in — platinum, palladium, and rhodium. Both palladium and rhodium have applications in catalytic converters, cutting carbon emissions. In other words, Sylvania specialises in producing minerals that play a key role in the fight against climate change.I expect a lot of market interest in Sylvania Platinum shares when the next set of quarterly results are out, but whatever the results say, I think that from an investor’s point of view, this company’s underlying story is exciting and it has lots of growth potential, both in dividends and share price. Michael Baxter 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. Image source: Getty Images. 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. Are shares in this AIM-listed platinum metals company too good to be true?last_img read more

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I’d buy these 2 micro-caps before they soar in 2020

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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’d buy these 2 micro-caps before they soar in 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tom Rodgers has no current position in 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. 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. Tom Rodgers | Thursday, 13th February, 2020 | More on: SWG YGEN center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. 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 Spotting the next opportunity before it breaks out has become less of a hobby and more of a total obsession as I’ve become a more experienced investor. There’s always money to be made in growth sectors – I just wish I had more capital on hand to take advantage of the good companies I research!Caveat emptor, of course. With fewer daily trades in AIM-listed companies than on the FTSE 100 or FTSE 250, it can be more difficult to sell up if you want out in a hurry.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…But having picked apart their finances I think these smaller UK-listed companies will be among the best performers of 2020.Shearwater Group£53m market cap Shearwater Group (LSE:SWG) is an AIM-listed cybersecurity, infosec, and IT risk management business with 400 customers across FTSE 350 firms, government departments, and US Fortune 500 companies.One of the few British independent businesses in the cybersecurity field, Shearwater has been plugging away nicely in recent years, buying up profitable companies to add to their group and cross-selling products between them to generate better revenue, which I like.The board, now led by CEO Phil Higgins, has focused on a “buy, focus, grow” strategy, adding penetration and threat testing firm Pentest to its stable in April 2019 for £7.4m.Behind the scenes there is a lot of product development going on, such as a scanning-as-a-service product that uses machine learning to audit sensitive data on external drives, in cloud applications like Office 365, and in cloud storage, such as Google Drive.The second half of 2019 represented the maiden profit period for SWG, with revenue swinging up 11% to £16.3m, earnings of £1m and adjusted earnings per share of 2.23p.News has gone a little quiet in recent weeks, so I’d expect the next major update to send the share price soaring.YourGene HealthManchester genetic testing firm YourGene Health (LSE:YGEN) develops non-invasive products for male fertility, and pre-natal screening for cystic fibrosis and other genetic disorders.What caught my eye about the £88.2m market cap business is their planned expansion to extend genetic testing into cancer detection and prevention. Acquiring Elucigene in April 2019 means the company has been able to expand into the US market and launch its first oncology product.Like Shearwater, YGEN has just posted its first positive earnings. Revenue is growing strongly, up from £0.1m to £8.8m over the last five years, and directors in the company continue to buy more stock to raise their personal stakes, which bodes well.CEO Lyn Rees highlighted the firm’s strong prospects in recent half year results to 30 September 2019. Revenue was up 97% with excellent organic growth of 56%, gross profits 141% higher, and net cash “significantly improved” to £3.6m compared to net debt of £12.8m over the previous half.I usually seek positive language in regulatory updates, backed by strong financial fundamentals, and YGEN has this in spades. “I remain convinced we have a very significant opportunity ahead of us,” Rees noted, adding, “we are confident in our outlook for the year ahead and very excited about the prospects for further growth over the following years“. See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

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Why I’d buy these 2 cheap FTSE 100 dividend shares in an ISA after the stock market crash

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Thursday, 26th March, 2020 | More on: SSE ULVR The FTSE 100’s recent crash means that many of its members now have relatively high dividend yields. They may be relatively attractive for income investors in many cases – especially with interest rates now being at historic lows.Of course, the FTSE 100 could yet experience further declines in its price level as news surrounding coronavirus changes. But for long-term investors who are seeking to maximise their income, these two large-cap shares could be worth buying in an ISA today.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…UnileverUnilever’s (LSE: ULVR) share price has held up relatively well during the recent market crash. It is down by 8% since the start of the year. This is considerably less than the FTSE 100’s 28% decline over the same time period.However, Unilever’s shares had already experienced significant weakness prior to the coronavirus outbreak. The company reported disappointing results which showed a slower pace of sales growth in many of its markets. For example, its top line increased by just 2.9% for the full year.The business will increase its focus on innovation, and is seeking to fuel growth through cost reductions. This could help to support its dividend growth, which is expected to be 10% in the current year, and 7% next year.Unilever’s forward dividend yield of 4.3% could prove to be highly attractive due to its strong growth potential. It may have experienced a challenging period in recent months, but its exposure to emerging markets and its wide range of popular brands mean that it may be a highly desirable income share over the coming years. As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of it after a poor performance from its share price.SSEAnother FTSE 100 share that has held up better than many of its peers is SSE (LSE: SSE). The renewable energy business has recorded a 15% drop in its share price since the start of the year.It now has a dividend yield of around 6.1%. Although there are many FTSE 100 stocks that have higher yields than SSE after the index’s recent fall, the company’s dividend outlook could prove to be highly resilient.Its performance may be less reliant on the wider economy’s outlook than many of its peers. This may allow SSE to post inflation-beating dividend growth over the medium term, as well as offer a dependable income return relative to its index peers.Furthermore, SSE’s decision to pivot to renewables could lead to improving financial prospects over the long run. And, with its shares now trading on a price-to-earnings ratio of around 15, they seem to offer fair value for money given the company’s income investing potential. Therefore, the stock could prove to be a robust means of generating a relatively reliable income within your ISA. Why I’d buy these 2 cheap FTSE 100 dividend shares in an ISA after the stock market crash Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens owns shares of SSE and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today in the worst stock market crash since 1987

first_img Peter Stephens owns shares of Morrisons. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Associated British Foods. 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. 2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today in the worst stock market crash since 1987 Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 | More on: ABF MRW 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img 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! “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. Trying to time the FTSE 100’s market crash is likely to prove highly challenging. After all, its near-term prospects are closely linked to news flow surrounding coronavirus. Since this is near-impossible to accurately predict, share prices could move higher or lower in the near term.However, valuations across the FTSE 100 suggest now is the right time to buy large-cap shares for the long run. A number of the index’s members offer growth potential at relatively low prices.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Here are two prime examples of FTSE 100 shares that, while having uncertain near-term prospects, could deliver high returns in the coming years.MorrisonsMorrisons (LSE: MRW) reported a mixed performance in its 2020 full-year results. The company’s sales declined by 1.1%, as challenging trading conditions persisted. However, it was able to make progress in areas such as wholesale. During the year, 240 McColl’s convenience stores transitioned to Morrisons banners. This could enhance the company’s exposure to the growing convenience store segment over the coming years.Clearly, the business is operating in exceptional circumstances at present. Demand for a variety of products has increased in recent weeks. The near-term prospects for Morrisons are likely to be uncertain. But the company’s investment in online operations could leave it in a strong position to capitalise on the growth prospects for grocery deliveries.Having fallen by 9% since the start of the year, the supermarket’s shares now trade on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13. There are cheaper stocks in the FTSE 100, as well as in the retail sector. But the growth potential of Morrisons means it could offer fair value for money. As such, it now seems to be worth buying for the long term.ABFAnother FTSE 100 share that could offer long-term growth prospects is ABF (LSE: ABF). The Primark owner is experiencing a very challenging period, announcing recently that all of its clothing stores are closed. This represents a loss of £650m in net sales per month.However, parent ABF is making changes to its operations to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on its sales. For example, it’s reducing discretionary spend and has ceased ordering new items for sale within its Primark stores. It’s also negotiating with landlords to delay or cease rent payments in the short term. This, the company believes, could allow it to recover around half of its net sales per month.Of course, ABF has a strong balance sheet with £800m in net cash. Therefore, it seems highly likely to survive the current challenges faced by the retail sector.Moreover, its operations in other sectors, such as ingredients and sugar, have thus far not been impacted by coronavirus. As such, the company could offer investment appeal after its share price decline of 32% since the start of the year. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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National Grid shares were down 12% last week. Is it a good time to buy?

first_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. At the start of July, National Grid (LSE: NG) shares were trading at nearly 1,000p. But over the next week, these gains were lost, with the share price dropping to around 850p. It currently trades at 870p. So at this low price, is it the perfect time to buy?What caused the National Grid share price drop?Two things caused this share price fall. Firstly, its dividend of 32p per share went ex-dividend on 2 July. This means that shareholders who buy the stock on or after the ex-dividend date are not entitled to the upcoming payment, and the stock will trade without its subsequent dividend value. It’s therefore no surprise that the share price headed downwards.  This is also the case when any stock goes ex-dividend, so the drop in the National Grid share price on this date is not a surprise or a worry. 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…More of a worry for National Grid shareholders was the news that Ofgem is planning to cut customers’ bills. This means that less of the consumer’s money will go towards the company’s profits, and more will be used for service and infrastructure improvements. The firm subsequently said it was “extremely disappointed” by the announcement. As a result, National Grid shares fell nearly 6% on the day.So why buy now?While this recent announcement may hit National Grid profits, it is still a very reliable stock. People will always need power, and as a natural monopoly, National Grid is in a leading position to provide this. But future growth could be slow, so it is not as a growth stock that I would buy. Instead, National Grid shares tempt me purely for income.After the recent pullback, the dividend currently yields 5.6%. This is especially tempting as so many other FTSE 100 companies have recently cut or cancelled their dividends. The company also adopts a policy of increasing its dividend by at least as much as RPI inflation each year, and this was the case again this year, despite the difficult economic climate. But while this is a strong dividend, and the payment this year demonstrates its reliability, I do have some concerns. Firstly, profits  have actually fallen in recent years. For example, operating profits in 2016 totalled over £4bn, whereas last year they were only £2.78bn.  Seeing as dividends are paid from the company profits, it therefore seems unsustainable that the dividend can continue rising unless profits also increase. I cannot see significant profit growth, especially after the recent Ofgem announcement. In addition, there is over £30bn of debt on the balance sheet. This is compared to just £2bn of cash, and £19bn of shareholder’s equity. Such a large amount of debt is a risk moving forward, and the company will need to address this.The final analysisAll in all, I’m not buying National Grid shares after the recent dip. Although I think that the dividend and share price should remain stable over the next few years, I prefer an income stock with growth opportunities as well. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Stuart Blair | Monday, 13th July, 2020 | More on: NG National Grid shares were down 12% last week. Is it a good time to buy? Enter Your Email Address Stuart Blair 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. See all posts by Stuart Blairlast_img read more

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Don’t ignore the Stocks and Shares ISA. It could make you a million or more!

first_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 17th August, 2020 The Stocks and Shares ISA is a financial product ignored by many people in the UK. According to figures from HMRC, in the 2018-2019 year, only 2.4m people across the nation contributed to one. Meanwhile, a survey a few years back found that around 40% of the population don’t even know what this ISA is. That’s a real shame. From a wealth-building perspective, this version of the ISA is very powerful. Contribute regularly, and it could make you an absolute fortune.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The Stocks and Shares ISA: the potential for high returnsA Stocks and Shares ISA won’t make you wealthy by itself. Ultimately, it’s just a tax wrapper. What can make you very wealthy, however, are the investments you can select within it.You see, with a Stocks and Shares ISA, you can invest in a wide range of high-growth investments, such as funds, investment trusts, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and shares.So, whereas with a Cash ISA, where you can only make a max of about 1% per year on your money, with a Stocks and Shares ISA it’s possible to generate returns of 10, 20, or even 30 times that!Powerful investment options The investment options you have are also amazing. One is to invest your money in funds, such as the popular Fundsmith Equity. This fund, which is run by Terry Smith – who’s also known as ‘Britain’s Warren Buffett’ – has turned a £10k investment into about £50k in less than a decade.Another option is an investment trust. One of the most popular right now is Scottish Mortgage. This particular trust (which has nothing to do with Scottish mortgages and actually owns growth stocks like Amazon and Tesla) has doubled investors’ money in just two years.A third option is to invest in individual shares. This approach requires more work, but the rewards can be greater. For example, had you invested £5k in real estate website company Rightmove a decade ago, that money would now be worth about £50k. Similarly, had you invested £5k in online supermarket Ocado five years ago, that money would now be worth about £32k. And, of course, all your investment gains in a Stocks and Shares ISA are completely tax-free. Make a £20k gain on a stock and you won’t have to pay a penny in Capital Gains Tax to HMRC.Make a million or moreHow much could you make with a Stocks and Shares ISA? That depends on how much you contribute (you can put in up to £20,000 per year) and the rate of return you make on your money.But, for example, if you were to invest £10k per year (about £833 per month) and earn 10% per year on your money, my calculations show that you’d be looking at a million-pound portfolio (with zero tax to pay) in around 25 years. Start investing at 40 and, by 65, you could be a member of the exclusive ‘ISA Millionaire’ club. That’s the power of the Stocks and Shares ISA. If you’re serious about building your wealth, this ISA is definitely worth a look. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Don’t ignore the Stocks and Shares ISA. It could make you a million or more! 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. 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in Rightmove, and Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and has a position in Fundsmith. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

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£3k to invest? 3 UK tech stocks with dividends I’d buy today

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. Image source: Getty Images 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. Roland Head | Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 | More on: AVST MONY SGE 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! £3k to invest? 3 UK tech stocks with dividends I’d buy todaycenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Moneysupermarket.com and Sage 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Roland Head The US gets all the big headlines when it comes to tech stocks. But although it’s true that there are no £1tn UK tech stocks, I believe we do have some quality tech firms that deserve a share of our hard-earned cash.Today, I’m looking at three tech shares I rate as buys in the current market. All three have generated above-average returns and paid rising dividends in recent years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Tech stock #1: lifetime growthMany tech business models are built around the idea of recurring income. Rather than selling a product once, they aim to build up a loyal subscriber base who pay regular fees for many years. This approach tends to deliver steady profit growth over time, supporting a rising share price and dividend growth.A good example is accountancy software firm Sage (LSE: SGE). This business floated on the London market back in 1989. It’s since grown into an £8bn FTSE 100 company with sales of nearly £2bn each year.If you’re looking for a reliable tech stock with long-term growth potential, I think Sage ticks all the boxes.During the first half of this year, 88% of the group’s revenue was recurring. The group’s balance sheet carries very little debt and its operating profit margin of 23% supports strong cash generation.Investors have to pay 27 times forecast earnings to buy the shares. That’s not cheap. But the shares do offer a 2.3% dividend yield. They also give you access to a world-class software business. I rate Sage as a buy.Tech stock #2: essential securityFTSE 250 tech stock Avast (LSE: AVST) is best known for its anti-virus software. The group claims to have more than 400m global users and to prevent 1.5bn attacks every month.Avast’s business model is built around offering a free basic service with paid-for extra software and services. It’s a model that seems to work well. Avast’s share price has doubled over the last two year, while its profits have risen steadily.The business hasn’t been affected by Covid-19 either. During the first half of 2020, underlying profits rose by 14.6% to $170m.In my view, Avast’s high profit margins and growth potential justify its price tag of 21 times 2020 forecast earnings. As with Sage, there’s a useful 2.1% dividend yield. I’d be happy to tuck away some Avast stock at current prices.Tech stock #3: price comparison paysYou’re probably familiar with Moneysupermarket.com Group (LSE: MONY) from its television advertising and website. But you might not realise just how profitable this business is.Last year, Moneysupermarket generated an operating profit margin of 30% and a return on capital employed of 48%. What this means is that the business generated £480 of profit for every £1,000 of capital invested. These are impressive figures and they aren’t a one-off — these numbers have been fairly consistent for years.The group’s weakness in recent years has been its lack of growth. However, the firm is investing in new services and technology and I believe growth will follow. City analysts seem to agree — they’re forecasting 20% earnings growth in 2020. I reckon Moneysupermarket offers decent long-term value at the moment, with a dividend yield of 3.7% and a P/E of 21.last_img read more

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Forget Bitcoin! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks to get rich and retire early

first_imgForget Bitcoin! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks to get rich and retire early Harvey Jones | Friday, 16th October, 2020 | More on: AAL SBRY 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: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Harvey Jones Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Cryptocurrency Bitcoin maybe climbing again, but I still believe FTSE 100 dividend stocks are a superior way to build your long-term wealth. While the stock market has been hit hard by the pandemic, history shows it always recovers in the long run.This year’s sell-off gives you a great opportunity to buy cheap UK shares, and generate the income and growth you need to get rich and retire early, if that’s what you want.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…Although many FTSE 100 dividend stocks have suspended their shareholder payouts, others still yield 4%, or more. By contrast, Bitcoin doesn’t pay any income, and never will. Also, its movements are entirely unpredictable. Nobody knows why it has just shot up to $11,300. It just did. Next week’s movements will be just as random. That’s why I’d rather buy these two bargain-priced shares.Unlike Bitcoin, grocery chain J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY) has a key role to play in a modern global economy – keeping people fed. The big supermarkets proved their value during the pandemic. What did Bitcoin do?Check out this cheap FTSE 100 dividend shareThe problem with investing in supermarkets is that they operate to fine margins in a highly competitive market. In the case of Sainsbury’s, profit margins stand at just 2.2%. The arrival of Aldi and Lidl from Germany has made a tough job even harder. The Sainsbury’s share price is down a third compared to two years ago, despite avoiding the worst of this year’s stock market crash.Investors who hold Sainsbury’s should treat any share price growth as a bonus, and focus on the FTSE 100 group’s dividend income prospects. Management deferred its payout in April, despite rising sales, as it didn’t want to be seen as profiteering in the lockdown. Analysts predict it will be back next year, and forecast a yield of 4.8%, nicely covered 1.8 times.I would, nonetheless, consider buying this top FTSE 100 dividend stock at today’s attractive entry point of just 10.1 times earnings. That looks good value, whereas Bitcoin’s inflated price scares me.Get rich and retire early on thisThe mining sector is a happy hunting ground for FTSE 100 dividend stocks, and I’d also check out the Anglo American (LSE: AAL) share price. Mining companies are a play on global growth, because they provide the metals and minerals expanding economies need. In particular, they’re a play on Chinese growth. That’s where most of the demand has come from for the last 20 years.Naturally, they crashed in March, along with everything else. However, China appears to emerging from the pandemic in a better shape than the West, and Anglo American’s stock has now rebounded almost 50% in the last six months. Despite this, it still trades at just 9 times earnings. That’s a tempting empty price. If you want to generate dividend income to fund your retirement, it currently yields 4.4%, covered 2.5 times. I’d check out these cheap FTSE 100 dividend income stocks. And approach Bitcoin with extreme caution. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

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3 reasons why I believe this FTSE 250 stock is a recovery buy

first_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Savvy investors have been looking at the FTSE for good recovery buys since the market crashed. I believe that Hiscox Ltd (LSE:HSX) could be an excellent recovery buy, and have put it on my watch list.Hiscox is an international specialist insurer that provides general and commercial insurance products to its customers. These products can range from general home insurance to more complex commercial insurance for businesses.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE recovery opportunityIn 2020 so far, HSX has lost approximately 40% of its share price value. At the turn of the year, shares were trading for 1,430p per share. As I write, shares can be picked up for just 848p. It is worth noting that at the height of the market crash, shares plummeted as low as 692p per share. It has recovered 25% since that low price.There are three key reasons I believe HSX represents a potential recovery opportunity. First, HSX was one of eight UK insurers that participated in a legal test case to determine whether it should pay out on business interruption claims related to Covid-19 and the pandemic. Based on a favourable High Court ruling, the payout it expects to make is less than one-third the amount initially feared. In monetary terms, this equates to approximately £100m in payouts. I believe this is a good result based on the fact it has approximately 34,000 business interruption policies. The payout figure could have been far higher.Second, at its current price, I feel shares are cheap to buy right now. The FTSE has been badly beaten by the Covid-19 pandemic and many share prices across it have been weighed down. HSX shares are trading at close to 1.5 times book value, which is a lot lower than in recent times. In addition, broker forecasts for 2021 suggest a healthy $0.74 earnings per share amount with a potential dividend of $0.42. For a company with HSX’s track record, this is an excellent price in my opinion.Trading updateThe final reason is the trading update HSX released today for the nine months to 30 September 2020. For me there were some key indicators showing HSX’s business is resilient against the backdrop of economic uncertainty. Gross written premiums grew by 2%. There was a growth in customer numbers and in the third quarter alone, premiums grew by 15%.Hiscox separates its business into different segments and nearly all of them saw some form of improvement since the crash. Retail reported growth in all five of its business units driven by its digital platforms. Reinsurance and Insurance-linked Strategy achieved good growth at July renewals with rates up 12% for the year.HSX has prudently prepared for catastrophe claims in the form of reserving $75m in the third quarter. I believe this shows financial resilience and good planning ahead despite the economic uncertainty across the world.My verdictOverall I would be willing to buy shares in HSX at its current price point. I firmly believe it is an FTSE recovery opportunity. The High Court ruling in its favour regarding business and interruption policies and today’s trading update solidify my belief. Don’t be surprised to see HSX’s price and performance continuing to creep in an upward trajectory over the coming months. 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. Jabran Khan 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. See all posts by Jabran Khan 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’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jabran Khan | Monday, 2nd November, 2020 | More on: HSX Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 3 reasons why I believe this FTSE 250 stock is a recovery buylast_img read more

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Forget the Bitcoin price! Here’s how I’d invest money in cheap UK shares to get rich

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Bitcoin price has risen 115% in 2020. By contrast, many cheap UK shares have recorded major declines. As such, the virtual currency may seem more appealing than a basket of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares.However, the prospect of a long-term stock market recovery following the recent crash means that today’s undervalued shares could deliver impressive capital returns.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, investing money in a diverse range of high-quality British shares could be a more profitable long-term move than purchasing Bitcoin.Buying cheap UK shares for the stock market recoveryBuying cheap UK shares could produce impressive returns in a long-term stock market recovery. After all, indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have always successfully returned to record highs following their previous bear markets and crashes.However, buying high-quality companies at low prices could be an even more profitable strategy. Businesses with competitive advantages may be better placed to benefit from increasing consumer confidence and an economic recovery. Similarly, companies with spare cash could use it to strengthen their market position through acquisitions or investment in new products.Therefore, considering the quality of a business as well as aiming to buy cheap UK shares could be a means of generating stronger returns. It may also mean less risk, since stronger companies could be less likely to fold under a tough set of economic conditions.Building a diverse portfolio of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 sharesIt’s possible to build a diverse portfolio of cheap UK shares. The dealing costs within ISAs are often relatively low. Services such as regular investing may also be available that further reduces commission costs.Diversifying not only reduces risk through being less reliant on a small number of companies for returns. But it also provides access to a wider range of growth opportunities. This may be especially relevant at the present time. That’s because it’s currently difficult to know which sectors will recover quickest after the 2020 stock market crash. As such, a diverse portfolio of stocks may offer greater long-term growth prospects in an uncertain period for the world economy.Bitcoin’s long-term prospectsOf course, Bitcoin doesn’t offer the diversification benefits of cheap UK shares. Furthermore, the virtual currency’s price is based solely on investor sentiment rather than fundamentals. This makes it more difficult to ascertain whether its price factors in risks such as regulatory threats and a limited infrastructure.Therefore, investing money in a diverse range of high-quality FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares ahead of a likely economic recovery could be a better option from a risk/reward perspective. Doing so, could produce a surprisingly large nest egg in the long run. It could also minimise risk in what could prove to be an uncertain economic period over the coming months. 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” Forget the Bitcoin price! Here’s how I’d invest money in cheap UK shares to get rich Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 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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2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA for the new bull market

first_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Could 2020 be finishing with a flourish? In a year that’s truly been one to forget it’s hoped that UK share investors could finally have something to celebrate.News that Pfizer has possibly created a magic bullet to deal with Covid-19 sent global stock markets into a frenzy. The FTSE 100 soared 7% between Monday to Friday and struck five-month peaks around 6,400 points in the process. It’s early days but it’s hoped the vaccine data represents the first chink of light in the fight against the pandemic and a robust rebound for the global economy.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 top UK share for the bull marketWe could well be on the cusp of a new bull market. Or we may not be there just yet. But history shows us that the bull market will come, and that Stocks and Shares ISA investors like me can make a lot of money in the process. There are hundreds and hundreds of top-quality UK shares that could surge in value in the months and years ahead.TBC Bank Group is one top stock I’m thinking of adding to my Stocks and Shares ISA today. I think its low valuations provide additional scope for its share prices to surge in the near future. Right now the FTSE 250 share trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of just 5 times for 2021.TBC Bank is a great way to play the bright emerging markets of Eurasia. The International Monetary Fund expects the UK share’s home territory of Georgia to enjoy handsome GDP growth of 5.25% over the medium term. It says that “infrastructure spending and sustained structural reforms to increase productivity and enhance private sector-led growth” will drive growth. TBC Bank stands to make massive profits in the process. What’s more, ongoing reforms of the country’s banking system are lessening the risks to the bank’s bottom line in the future.Low P/E ratios AND big dividendsI reckon WPP (LSE: WPP) also offers particularly brilliant value for money right now. This UK share trades on a rock-bottom earnings multiple and it offer up gigantic dividend yields too. I think it could be one of the earliest beneficiaries of the inevitable economic upturn.Marketing budgets are one of the first things to recover when economic conditions improve. Advertisers don’t want to be late to capitalise on any improvement in consumer spending patterns and so splash the cash more liberally than usual. Broadcasting giant ITV saw advertising trends pick up in the third quarter, and it said this week that it expects spending to actually be higher year on year in the final three months of 2020.This naturally bodes well for FTSE 100 ad giant WPP, whose vast geographical wingspan and rising expertise in the fast-growing digital segment will allow it to capitalise on these improving trends to their fullest. Today WPP trades on a forward P/E ratio of 11 times for next year. It boasts a chunky 4.3% dividend yield as well. It’s a brilliant value buy in my book. 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. See all posts by Royston Wild 2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA for the new bull marketcenter_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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild | Saturday, 14th November, 2020 | More on: WPP last_img read more

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Is the Premier Oil share price too cheap?

first_img 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! Is the Premier Oil share price too cheap? The Premier Oil (LSE: PMO) share price has performed abysmally over the past 12 months. Over the past year, the stock has declined in value by 82%. That makes it one of the worst-performing companies on the London market.However, the group is in the middle of a transformative merger, which I believe could revolutionise the enlarged company’s prospects. And it could potentially lead to a substantial increase in the firm’s market value. 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…Merger plans Towards the end of last year, private equity-backed Chrysaor approached Premier regarding a potential reverse merger. Under the proposal’s terms, the private business would become public by using the Premier Oil share price as a window to the market. Chrysaor’s management saw an opportunity to combine two of the North Sea’s largest independent oil and gas producers to create a giant, which had the financial firepower and economies of scale to compete effectively with the major players. Pending approval from shareholders (slated for the 12 January) the combination will create a North Sea giant. The new company is expected to produce 200,000-220,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) next year. That’s a substantial increase on the average production figure of boed reported for Premier in 2020. What’s more, Chrysaor has hedged about 67% of its first-half 2021 oil output at an average $60 a barrel. I think this will provide the group with some stability and predictability in an uncertain environment. Time to buy the Premier Oil share price? After the merger, the enlarged group will be renamed Harbour Energy Plc. I think this is the right decision as it will help draw a line under Premier’s troubled past. During the past few years, the Premier Oil share price has been dogged by high production costs and enormous debts. These problems won’t vanish after the merger, but they should become easier to manage. Based on other oil producers’ valuations, the enlarged group’s production target of 200,000-220,000 boed could justify a valuation of as much as £1bn for the company. That’s based on current oil prices. At this level, Premier’s $2bn of net debt would appear far more manageable. As such, I think that now could be an excellent time to buy the Premier Oil share price before the company’s transformative merger. When the deal completes, the group will be one of North Sea’s largest oil producers. This could achieve enlarged economies of scale and better production costs, which will improve profit margins and help management deal with group debt.That said, if oil prices fall further from current levels, the merger may not be enough to save the business. However, following recent declines, I think there’s already plenty of bad news baked into the Premier Oil share price.That suggests even a slight improvement in the group’s fortunes could produce a substantial re-rating of the stock, giving the shares an attractive risk/reward profile, in my view.  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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 | More on: HBR 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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! Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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I reckon these 2 FTSE 100 stocks could be among the best shares to buy today

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I reckon these 2 FTSE 100 stocks could be among the best shares to buy today 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img I’m looking for the best shares to buy today, and I favour FTSE 100 stocks that have shown their resilience during the pandemic.Personally, I won’t be buying airlines such as easyJet or Ryanair. At some point both stocks could fly, and prove among the very best shares to buy for the recovery. But, as countries strengthen their travel bans, I don’t think we’re there yet.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 also worries me. The James Bond movie is postponed yet again, and streaming services are encroaching into its territory. The cinema chain has the liquidity to survive this year but I’d like to see signs of an economic recovery before taking a chance on it.I reckon Bunzl is one of the best shares to buyDistribution and outsourcing group Bunzl (LSE: BNZL) strikes me as one of the best FTSE 100 shares to buy for my portfolio now. It has risen steadily since last year’s crash, boosted by demand for its cleaning, hygiene, and healthcare offerings, including sanitisers, gloves, and face shields.The pandemic will not last forever, so this trend will eventually reverse. Brokers at Barclays have also warned of a backlash against disposable packaging, and single-use plastics make up about 15% of Bunzl’s sales. However, I would expect management to adapt and keep up with its competitors, if not stay one step ahead.I rate Bunzl as one of the best shares to buy because it offers my portfolio plenty of diversification, both by region and country. It looks pretty resilient, too, with strong cash flows and a robust balance sheet. The Bunzl share price may look pricey at 18.21 times earnings, but it yields a solid 2.09%. I’ll take that level of income these days.I’d also target the Barratt share priceThe UK property market is nothing if not resilient and I also favour housebuilder Barratt Developments. Management announced earlier this month that it planned to restart dividends after first-half forward sales jumped 14.3% to 13,588 homes. I’m a big fan of dividend stocks, and like to include some on my list of best shares to buy.The stamp duty holiday was in full swing during this period, and this will have bolstered demand. House sales and price growth may now have peaked and could slow once the tax break ends on 31 March. However, demand for housing in the UK continues to outstrip demand, and today’s record low mortgage rates should underpin sales.I’m hoping there is an opportunity here, with the Barratt share price trading at just 11.6 times earnings. I am tempted to add this stock to my portfolio today. I am viewing this as a long-term buy and hold investment, to give me more exposure to the housebuilding sector. At today’s valuation I see no point in waiting. Especially since sentiment could recover strongly once the dividend is restored.I reckon these are two of the best shares to buy today, for my own portfolio, as they should slot in nicely alongside my existing holdings. 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. Harvey Jones | Monday, 25th January, 2021 | More on: BDEV BNZL Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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The Royal Mail share price is up 150% in 1 year. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Zaven Boyrazian | Thursday, 25th February, 2021 | More on: RMG The Royal Mail share price is up 150% in 1 year. Here’s what I’d do now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The Royal Mail (LSE:RMG) share price has been on fire lately. Multiple lockdowns in 2020 led to a surge in online spending. And with it came a rapid rise in parcel deliveries.The FTSE 100 stock benefited from this trend. Its parcel delivery volumes grew by 33% compared to 2019, pushing overall revenue up by 37%. So it’s not surprising that the Royal Mail share price has surged by 150% in the last 12 months. But would I still buy the shares today?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… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Royal Mail Group. 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. Royal Mail is growing, and so is its share priceThe recent boost in business is unlikely to last forever. After all, non-essential stores should reopen in April and could lead to a reduction in online shopping. Yet even after the pandemic is finally over, I believe that a good chunk of increased online spending will remain. And the management team at Royal Mail seems to agree.The business has just begun the construction of its largest parcels hub in the UK. The new facility will be able to process over one million parcels every day. And the firm has also hired Beumer Group to build a fully automated parcel sorting (APS) system that will drastically improve this new facility’s efficiency.Another encouraging sight is that an agreement has finally been reached between management and the Communications Workers Union. There has long been tension between the two parties that has, in my opinion, impeded Royal Mail’s full potential. To see the matter resolved with both parties happy is a huge step in the right direction. At least that’s what I think.Royal Mail is not the only fish in the pondThe parcels delivery market is growing fast. And Covid-19 has undoubtedly helped accelerate this trend. However, Royal Mail hasn’t been the only beneficiary. There are many courier services available. This means the business has a serious number of competitors that it needs to fend off while having virtually no pricing power.Its established delivery network, and infrastructure does give it an upper hand. But, as fulfilment centres and courier warehouses become more common, this advantage may no longer be sufficient to remain ahead. Therefore, I believe the key to success comes down to operational efficiency.Covid-19 has made boosting door delivery efficiency quite a challenge due to social distancing measures to ensure everyone’s safety. But Royal Mail has been focusing on increasing warehouse efficiency with its new APS system that may give it the edge it needs to stay ahead of the competition.Yet this system is expensive and won’t be usable until the new parcels hub is finished in 2023. Delays in construction or sudden declines in parcel delivery demand could drastically impact the business and, with it, the Royal Mail share price.The bottom line – a good stock to buy?Overall, the business looks like it’s in good form and over the long term, parcels delivery should stay buoyant.However, it’s not a stock I’m personally interested in investing in. The parcels delivery sector is incredibly competitive, and subsequently, the business’s economic moat is just too narrow for my tastes. Perhaps when the new facility is completed, I may change my tune. But for now, Royal Mail is on my watch list but not on my buy list. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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I own Bitcoin and Ethereum but I won’t be investing in Argo Blockchain (ARB)

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Harvey Jones Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 | More on: ARB I don’t have to buy Bitcoin or other alt-coins to join the crypto revolution. Instead, I could invest in the shares of a company like Argo Blockchain (LSE:ARB). Given that crypto is red hot right now, I can see why the UK’s only publicly-traded blockchain technology company is in demand.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The Argo Blockchain share price has multiplied from 5.5p a year ago, to 180p today. That’s an increase of 3,172%. If I’d invested £1,000 a year ago, I’d have £32,720 today. I’m not going to see that kind of return by investing in a FTSE 100 blue-chip.Naturally, when things rise that quickly, they can fall just as fast. As Zaven Boyrazian explains here, Argo Blockchain operates like a mining company, but with a twist. Instead of extracting minerals and metals from the ground, it mines cryptocurrencies – specifically Bitcoin and Zcash.I’d rather buy actual Bitcoin and EthereumThis involves firing up powerful computers to solve complex financial attractions in return for digital tokens, which it hopes will rise in value. It’s a simple business model. The Bitcoin is out there. Argo Blockchain mines it. The costs are pretty low too, so the main risk is what happens to the Bitcoin (and Zcash) price.Cryptos have been on a roll this year. Bitcoin is up 412% over 12 months. Ethereum is up 1,259%. Dogecoin is up 16,190%. Zcash is a relative sluggard, up just 235% in a year.When the Bitcoin price rises, so do Argo Blockchain’s profits. And when it falls, down comes its stock, as we’ve recently seen.Argo Blockchain mined 918 BTC during the first three months of this year, double its previous three-month tally. It’s looking to have capacity, ordering 1,000 mining machines. If the Bitcoin price stays high, profits seem assured. Of course, that’s a big ‘if’.Today, Argo Blockchain reported revenues of £6.7m in April, up slightly from £6.57m in March, with an average monthly margin of 85%. It mined another 163 Bitcoin and now holds 936 BTC and equivalents. I don’t trust cryptos, or like them particularly, but I do hold a smattering of Bitcoin and Ether myself. I want some exposure to this racy sector, but not enough to inflict any damage on my portfolio if they all crash to zero.I’m not investing in Argo BlockchainThe market has become more established, as institutional investors dive in. Crypto will remain volatile, but if you know the risks and limit your exposure, it’s arguably worth a punt. I’d never invest more than 5% of my portfolio in this high-risk area, with the vast majority of my money going into shares.I’d rather buy actual crypto than Argo Blockchain. Its total market-cap is £706m. At time of writing, its 936 Bitcoins are worth just over $52m. That’s quite a premium.It’s adding to its haul at the rate of around 165 coins a month, so that will grow. However, I’m not convinced that’s fast enough to justify today’s valuation.My biggest worry is that Argo Blockchain management is helpless in the face of its biggest risk. A crypto crash. Personally, I’d rather buy a business on more solid foundations. 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! Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. I own Bitcoin and Ethereum but I won’t be investing in Argo Blockchain (ARB)last_img read more

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It’s getting even tighter at the top

first_imgThe Heineken Cup has always been fiercely contested but the evidence is there after a record breaking opening round to the 16th campaign to suggest the tournament is getting tighter and tighter.Seven of the 12 Round 1 games ended within the seven point margin needed for a losing bonus point – a record high for the competition since bonus points were first introduced in the 2003/04 season.In the previous 42 Pool rounds over the last seven seasons the most losing bonus points secured in a round were six on four occasions (Rd2 09/10; Rds 4 & 6 08/09; Rd 3 04/05). But not only were there a record seven matches that saw the losers taking something out of the game, but the points difference between the teams in those matches was a mere 24. Two games were won by a single point and another by two.Across the 12 games over the opening weekend there was only a points difference of 96 between the winning and losing teams, an average gap of only eight points per match. The losing bonus points in Round 1 were registered in the following matches:Northampton Saints 18-14 Castres Olympique; Toulon 19-14 Ospreys; Benetton Treviso 29-34 Leicester Tigers; Cardiff Blues 18-17 Edinburgh; London Irish 23-17 Munster Bath 11-12 Biarritz Olympique and Toulouse 18-16 London Wasps. In addition, Perpignan picked up a try bonus in their 43-34 defeat at the Scarlets.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Wallaby Wycliff Palu returns to Australia

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wycliff Palu speaks to the media in Hanmer Springs about his injury and early edparture from the squadWallabies No 8 Wycliff Palu is returning to Australia. The 29 year-old limped out of his 38th Test match last weekend in Wellington after suffering the reoccurrence of a hamstring strain in his left leg. Scans in Christchurch yesterday revealed the extent of the damage.Given the reoccurrence of the injury, Palu is expected to require six weeks of rehabilitation before he would be fit to be considered for selection again. Unfortunately this time frame rules him out of further participation in the Rugby World Cup which has prompted the selectors to release him from the squad.“It’s bad luck for Wycliff. Unfortunately his previous history of injury in this area has impacted, in terms of lengthening the timelines that are required for his rehabilitation,” Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says.While Palu will be replaced in Australia’s 30-man squad, Deans says the selectors will be taking their time with that decision, and may even delay any call until after this weekend’s final Pool match against Russia in Nelson, so they can determine at that point what the team’s specific needs are.Lock Dan Vickerman and fullback Kurtley Beale also underwent scans in Christchurch yesterday. Vickerman was cleared of any problems in his leg.Beale, who left the field during the first half of last week’s 67-5 win over the United States, was diagnosed with a minor hamstring strain which will see him rested from this weekend’s final pool match in order to get him ready for a possible quarter-final the following weekend. Australian Wallabies Wycliff Palu speaks to the media during the 2011 Rugby World Cup in Hanmer Springs, New Zealand on September 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images) Midfielders Pat McCabe (shoulder), Anthony Fainga’a (head) and Rob Horne (cheek) also left the field during Australia’s third pool match. Fainga’a is following the IRB concussion protocols required by tournament and could be available for Australia’s next match.Although McCabe and Horne will miss Saturday’s historic game against Russia, the timelines have been established for their return to playing duties, and they will both be remaining with the squad.McCabe, who has made considerable progress with his injury since last weekend, is expected to be fit for consideration for a possible quarter-final appointment, while a possible semi-final (should Australia qualify) has been set as the return date for Horne after he underwent scans in Christchurch on Sunday. Although unavailable to play, Horne will run with the squad during its public training in Hanmer Springs this afternoon. Winger Digby Ioane is continuing his rehabilitation from the dislocated thumb he sustained in Australia’s opening match of the tournament against Italy, and is on-track to be available should the Wallabies qualify for the quarter-finals.Flankers David Pocock (back) and Scott Higginbotham (back), winger James O’Connor and lock James Horwill (shoulder) are all expected to be available for selection for Australia’s next match at the tournament.last_img read more

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Wales 10-33 New Zealand: The Verdict

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa). CARDIFF, WALES – NOVEMBER 24: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet Daniel Carter of the All Blacks following the international match between Wales and New Zealand at Millennium Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) Guiding hand: fly-half Aaron Cruden maintained his unbeaten record in the All Black shirt with the win over WalesBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorIn a nutshellTHIS RESULT was never in doubt. New Zealand are on another level to every other Test side right now and proved that yet again at the Millennium Stadium. They weren’t at their best, the influx of second-half replacements causing their game to become disjointed, but they made everything look so easy, so simple. They feasted on Wales’ mistakes, counter-attacking from deep and being clinical when chances presented themselves, and scored three tries. Wales regrouped well in the second half – many sides would have crumbled at 33-0 down – to cross twice, but the gap in class was clear.Let’s get physical: Sam WarburtonKey momentIn the 33rd minute and with New Zealand 16-0 up, Wales had the momentum following a scything Jonathan Davies break from inside his own 22, but Rhys Priestland put the ball dead from the ensuing penalty – for the second time in the game – and that attacking impetus was lost.Star manCalled into the starting team only the night before, Aaron Cruden looked right at home as New Zealand’s general. He slotted his kicks and was ready to counter-attack whenever the opportunity arose, his slick passing game pulling Welsh defenders every which way.Room for improvementWales’ ability to keep players on the pitch needs some work! Throughout the autumn series they’ve been hit by injuries and the same was true yesterday. Bradley Davies was laid out after being hit by Andrew Hore’s forearm in the opening minute – an incident that will surely result in a citing – and Aaron Jarvis hurt his knee a minute later, then Jamie Roberts was off with a hip injury inside the first quarter. Selections could be very interesting for the Australia game next weekend!It was basic errors that cost the home side – knock-ons, missed tackles and failed kicks to touch – and they have to be more accurate against the Wallabies if they are to avoid defeat and guarantee a place in the top eight for the RWC 2015 draw.Wales’ intensity and tempo was a step up from their previous two autumn Tests, Alex Cuthbert, Sam Warburton, Toby Faletau and Liam Williams all standing out, but they need to maintain that level for the full 80 minutes. The same is true of the All Blacks. They stepped off the gas in the last half-hour, although they were still comfortable winners. Other than that and Hore’s off-the-ball shot, there’s little you can fault when it comes to the world champions.Royal visit: Prince William and wife Kate talk to Dan CarterIn quotes – winnersNew Zealand captain Richie McCaw: “They fronted up. It was one of the most physical battles I’ve been in for a while.” In quotes – losersWales coach Warren Gatland: “We showed real character. A team of lesser character would have thrown in the towel but we kept taking the game to the All Blacks.”Top statsWales conceded 21 turnovers to New Zealand’s ten – something you simply can’t afford to do against the world’s best team.Match highlightsWALES: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts (Scott Williams 19), Liam Williams; Rhys Priestland (James Hook 68), Mike Phillips (Tavis Knoyle 55); Paul James (Gethin Jenkins 55), Matthew Rees (Ken Owens 65), Aaron Jarvis (Scott Andrews 2), Bradley Davies (Aaron Shingler 2), Luke Charteris, Ryan Jones (Justin Tipuric 50), Sam Warburton (capt), Toby Faletau.Tries: S Williams, Cuthbert.NEW ZEALAND: Israel Dagg; Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea (Ben Smith 76); Aaron Cruden (Beauden Barrett 68), Aaron Smith (Piri Weepu 50); Tony Woodcock (Wyatt Crockett 50), Andrew Hore (Dane Coles 55), Owen Franks (Charlie Faumuina 60), Luke Romano (Brodie Retallick 50), Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam (Victor Vito 70), Richie McCaw (capt), Kieran Read.Tries: Messam, Woodcock, Romano. Cons: Cruden 3. Pens: Cruden 4.Sin-bin: Jane (59min)last_img read more

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The Championship Blog: Week 5

first_imgLONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 03: Mike Powell of Moseley RFC during the 2013/14 Greene King IPA Championship Launch at St Margarets Pub on September 03, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images) To lose one point may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness. Following the RFU’s recent disciplinary hearing, Chairman of Jersey Rugby Club, Bill Dempsey, said: “… we feel we had a constructive and fair hearing and will now look to move forward.”Jersey RFC pleaded guilty to a breach of RFU Regulation 2.4, and in addition to being docked two valuable points, the club were fined £5,000.Things got worse for the Channel Islanders when they went down 18-23 to Albion at St Peter on Saturday. Tom Brown’s 74th minute try was scant reward for wave after wave of attack while the visitors were reduced to 14 men, but ultimately Jersey had to settle for a losing bonus point.Plymouth’s second Championship win lifts them into seventh slot.London Scottish 23, Rotherham 24A fine second half performance yielded a brace of tires from Titans’ hooker Tom Cruse and keeps the Yorkshire outfit in second place.The Exiles head coach, James Buckland was generous in defeat, saying that  second-placed Rotherham are worthy of their position in the league: “They played with confidence, scored two good tries and were very physical.”Ups and downs so far in the Championship: Moseley RFCMoseley 18, Leeds 27Moseley’s miserable season continues with their fourth GKIPA Championship defeat, this time at the hands of Leeds, at Billesley Common, on Saturday.Moseley were in the hunt trailing 11-15 at the turnaround, but Carnegie pulled away after the break with tries from David Doherty and Jonah Holmes adding to first half scores from Phil Nilsen and former Moseley man Glyn Hughes. This bonus point win keeps Leeds in fourth slot. The Greene King IPA Championship: After a fortnight of British and Irish Cup distraction the league is backBy Richard GraingerIf Bristol Director of Rugby Andy Robinson was disappointed about his side’s second-half performance against Nottingham on Sunday, he will be even more frustrated by a careless breach of regulations leading to the deduction of one point.Bristol 33, Nottingham 18Shouting the odds: Andy Robinson talks to his chargesIn front of a crowd of over 5,000 at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, Bristol capitalised on weak Nottingham defence, and their failure to convert opportunities, with a brace of tries each from George Watkins and Tristan Roberts, and a try from Ben Mosses.Bristol secured the bonus point by the interval but failed to press home their superiority over the Green and Whites, who did the double over their hosts last season.“We have to kick on and be more ruthless,” said Robinson. He added: “Bristol do not want to be in the Championship next season, we aspire to play to a Premiership standard. That performance was not a Premiership performance, and that’s where we need to be.”Bristol fell foul of the RFU’s Regulation 3.4(c) by having15 men on the pitch instead of 14 for nine minutes following a yellow card during their 45-27 win over Bedford earlier this month. The club is considering appealing the judgment.Bedford Blues 31, Ealing Trailfinders 14What a difference a win makes! Bedford, winless in the Greene King IPA Championship before Sunday, have jumped from the bottom of the pile to eighth place, thanks to a bonus point win over hapless Ealing.However, Andrew Henderson and Morgan Thompson scored first-half tries for the visitors to give the Trailfinders a 12-14 interval lead at Goldington Road in front of the Sky Sport cameras and a full-house on Sunday.But the Blues, equally desperate for a first GKIPA Championship win and to break a run of five televised defeats, hit back after the break with a brace of tries from James Pritchard and a Michael Le Bourgeois try to add to Ollie Dodge’s first half pair.Jersey 18, Plymouth Albion 23 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS London Welsh 41, Cornish Pirates 6Finally, division favourites London Welsh dispatched the Cornish Pirates with clinical precision to notch a five-try bonus point win at the Kassam Stadium in front of a meagre 1,200-strong crowd on Saturday night. The Pirates last outing at the Kassam was in the second leg of the 2011-12 Championship final, when they lost 29-20. This win keeps the Exiles three points clear at the top of the pile.last_img read more

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Stuart Hogg Pumps Up the Ball

first_imgOn the run: Stuart Hogg, our Scottish cover star for April, returns a kick during the Six NationsHere our Scottish cover star for April, Stuart Hogg, tries his hand at the Pump Up the Ball Challenge, attempting to knock England’s Tom Youngs off the top of our leaderboard. Can he? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS See what Hogg has to say on Scotland’s Six Nations, what the future holds, and why he is known in certain parts as ‘Flappy Hands.’ There are plenty of other big names and exclusive features in our April edition, too. The magazine is in shops from Tuesday 4 March.last_img read more

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South Africa vs New Zealand: An epic rivalry

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Epic rivalry: New Zealand and South African players battle during The Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2015. Photo: Getty Images New Zealand versus South Africa is one of the biggest rivalries in rugby. We delve back in the annals of time for some background on the upcoming RWC semi By Adam HathawayEngland and Wales have got history, England and most sides in the world have got history, in fact, but when it comes to rugby rivalry, nothing is tastier than South Africa against New Zealand. South African sides are measured by success in World Cups and success against the All Blacks.Against all Test nations New Zealand have a win percentage of just over 78 but against the Springboks that dips to just 60 per cent. The men in green are not scared the Kiwis and have beaten them on more occasions than any other team.If the New Zealanders expect to be waved through in the second half like they were in Cardiff by the disappointing French last weekend they have got another thing coming.To the Boks – World Cup semi-final, or no World Cup semi-final – this matters. Big time. This lot have got history.Preparing for battle: South Africa’s Morne Steyn and Willem Alberts attend a team training session Hence the debate of who was the greatest South African team of all time that still rages. The World Cup-winning teams of 1995 and 2007 or the 2009 vintage, which beat the British & Irish Lions and held every trophy they could possibly get their hands on. All have their supporters but some Springbok fans go all misty-eyed when the names of the 1937 Boks, captained by Flip Nel, the 1949 team, led by Felix ‘du Plessis and the 1976 team skippered by Morne du Plessis, come up in conversation and the common thread is they all beat New Zealand.That is how much the fixture means to South Africans.Leading by example: Former South Africa Captain Morne Du Plessis Nick Mallett’s squad that won 17 Tests on the spin in 1997 and 1998 – including home and away wins over the Kiwis – also gets a mention.But the 1937 side that contained legendary names such as Danie Craven, Boy Louw, Ebbo Bastard and Gerry Brand is always in the frame. In a highly unscientific poll of, mostly South African, journalists earlier this year, the 1995 team got the most votes but the 1937 side came a close second and it was all because they beat the All Blacks.In 1949 South Africa overcame New Zealand 4-0 at home and in 1976 they won the series, also at home, 3-1.Best Bok team ever?: Players from the RWC winning team of 1995 pose for a team picture on the 20th anniversary of their win over the All BlacksIn 1937 the Boks actually travelled to New Zealand and won the series 2-1, after beating Australia 2-0 on the way. They lost the first Test in Wellington, and won the second and third games in Christchurch and Auckland to become the first, and last, South African team to go to the home of the All Blacks and win a series. On the trip they won 27 out of 29 matches with their only reverses coming against New South Wales and in the first All Black Test. That was a proper tour.Nel, a prop, was 35 by then and knew he had nothing left in the game to achieve to he announced his retirement by throwing his boots into the sea from the boat on the way home.Influential figure: SA medical doctor, anti-apartheid campaigner and player Louis Babrow In that team Craven rated Brand as the best full-back he had ever seen. The centre Louis Babrow who scored twice in the final Test, was a doctor and anti-apartheid campaigner who would win a Military Cross El Alamein and Craven himself would go on to become South Africa’s most influential rugby figure. Teams in Pretoria still compete for the Lucas Strachan Shield, named after the Transvaal flanker on that trip, there is an Ebbo Bastard Trophy in Natal and Louw refereed the first Currie Cup final in 1939. Harry Martin, a prop, became Chief of Defence Staff in South Africa and the flanker Flappie Lochner was the manager of the Boks on their 1971 trip to Australia which sparked a host of anti-apartheid demonstrations. These blokes were all significant figures and they could play a bit too.On Saturday, the All Blacks stand in the way of South Africa and a place in a third World Cup final. If the 2015 Boks get through two matches, they will be spoken of in the same terms as Nel’s mob and the fact they would have beaten New Zealand on the way would make it all the sweeter.last_img read more

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Rugby Championship: Australia search for finishing touches against the Pumas

first_imgThe Wallabies are out to right some wrongs in the tournament finale at Twickenham Replacements (one to be omitted): J Hanson, T Robertson, A Alaalatoa, K Douglas, Scott Fardy, L Houston, N Phipps, T Kuridrani, S Naivalu.Argentina v Australia at Twickenham on Saturday 8 October, kick-off 7.30pm. For tickets, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The sort of inaccuracy that saw Quade Cooper twice give forward passes to a crash-ball runner can surely only be temporary with Australia, who for so long were renowned for their back-line execution.Debut: Bath’s Leroy Houston, kicking in training at Teddington this week, could win his first capTheir opponents, forging a reputation of their own for expansive rugby, are also failing to rack up the points they deserve and should the passes stick on Saturday we could be in for a cracker.The Pumas have beaten Australia only twice in the pro era – on home soil in 1997 and 2014 – but there appears little to separate the teams. Not the least of Argentina’s qualities is their refusal to cave in after a horrendous start, as occurred in last year’s World Cup semi-final and again in Perth, when they conceded three converted tries in the first 12 minutes.The loss of injured No 8 Facundo Isa, the championship’s leading ball-carrier by far and averaging 72 metres a game, will force Argentina to play differently – making them more of an unknown.Big loss: Pumas No 8 Facundo Isa has made a tournament-high 85 carries (Pic: AFP/Getty Images)Mumm, though, has total belief that Australia will get back on track ahead of their demanding European tour later this autumn.“You don’t take any moment in this jersey for granted and every opportunity you have to wear it then you do something in it.“The more detail, the better preparation, you have during the week, that’s what being a Wallaby is about. If you do that you will win more games than you lose.“For the new guys (in the squad) the ledger is swayed to losses at the moment but I’ve got complete faith that if we continue to prepare well – and certainly we’ve improved our preparation as the year has gone on – then we’ll win more games than we lose.”Argentina: J Tuculet; M Moroni, M Orlando, S Gonzalez Iglesias; M Montero; N Sanchez, M Landajo; L Noguera, A Creevy (capt), R Herrera, G Petti, M Alemanno, P Metera, J Ortega Desio, L Senatore.Replacements: J Montoya, S Garcia Botta, E Pieretto, M Kremer, T Cubelli, JM Leguizamon, J de la Fuente, R Moyano.Australia: I Folau; D Haylett-Petty, S Kerevi, B Foley, R Hodge; Q Cooper, W Genia; S Sio, S Moore (capt), S Kepu, R Arnold, A Coleman, D Mumm, M Hooper, L Timani.center_img Super Rugby came to Twickenham in 2011 and this weekend the Rugby Championship follows suit, with Argentina moving their home game with Australia 6,000 miles north in a bid to capitalise on the sport-hungry UK market.Ticket price reductions suggest the match is proving a harder sell than first envisaged, but anything over 19,000 would represent an improvement on the attendances for both Argentina’s away fixture with Australia in Perth, and their home match with South Africa in Salta.Tom Robertson, the wide-eyed young Wallaby prop making his first trip to Europe, referred this week to how impressed Drew Mitchell and Adam Ashley-Cooper had been by the Twickenham atmosphere, but the veteran wing duo were presumably reliving last year’s red-hot World Cup, when Australia played five huge matches at HQ five weeks on the trot.“Well done, mate”: Michael Cheika congratulates Rory Arnold after the win over the Pumas in PerthThere will be less at stake on Saturday night but it’s a match of huge importance nevertheless, and not just because the runners-up spot – behind champions New Zealand – is still up for grabs. The Pumas need victory to achieve their stated goal of two wins in this championship, while the Wallabies are trying to arrest the growing grumbles brought about by a run of seven defeats in nine Tests, stretching back to the World Cup final.Ill discipline and an untidy breakdown have been weaknesses for Australia this year, but of greater concern is a malfunctioning lineout – even with the instalment of specialist jumper Dean Mumm at No 6.High rise: Dean Mumm wins a lineout but it’s been an area of concern for Australia (Pic: Getty Images)Adam Coleman (6ft 8in) and Rory Arnold (6ft 10in), Australia’s biggest-ever lock pairing, will become the country’s seventh different combination in the engine room this year, with the 65-cap Rob Simmons once again omitted from a match-day squad.James Slipper, pretty much a permanent fixture since 2012, struggled in the scrum in Pretoria and has also been axed as Michael Cheika elects to go for youthful props on the bench in Robertson and Allan Alaalatoa.Lopeti Timani replaces the injured Sean McMahon at No 8, with Bath’s Leroy Houston, desperate to end a long wait for a Wallaby cap, named on a nine-man bench – one player will have to go by kick-off.Early strike: Scott Sio crosses at Loftus Versfeld but Australia scored no points after the 13th minuteShould the set-piece go well, the next task will be to eradicate the sloppiness that saw the Wallabies squander a number of scoring chances last week in Pretoria.“We’re just really disappointed (with that 18-10 loss),” said Will Genia this week. “South Africa deserved to win, Morne (Steyn) kicked all those goals and drop-goals, but from our point of view we’re just disappointed that we created all those opportunities and weren’t able to finish.“Whether it be passes behind blokes, dropping the ball… There was plenty of space there through the shape we were able to create. It’s just disappointing that we let a huge opportunity like that slip.”Hot streak: Michael Hooper has scored four Test tries this year, including one v Argentina in PerthMumm, who won his 50th cap in the 36-20 defeat of the Pumas in Perth, believes there are no reasons to panic. “The difference between the two matches (Perth and Pretoria) is taking the opportunity when it presents itself. In Perth we probably only had three or four opportunities and we stuck three of them.“Against South Africa we had plenty of opportunities, we just didn’t make the most of it, and that composure, particularly in that attacking zone, the opposition 22, is a really key facet and something we’ll be looking to improve this weekend. The exciting thing is that you create those opportunities; you’d be more pessimistic if you weren’t creating them in the first place.” Squaring up: Australia and Argentina will bring the curtain down on this year’s Rugby Championship last_img read more

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Lions 2017: Twitter reacts to the British and Irish Lions defeat to the Highlanders

first_imgCommentators praising the visitors’ defence for their… lion speed. #HIGvBIL pic.twitter.com/cDAHhku8qy— Hamogeddon (@hamo_d) June 13, 2017 Happy Halanukonuka: The Highlanders celebrate victory over the Lions. Photo: Inpho If going to work was not enough this morning, the added pain of another Lions defeat, this time at the hands of the Highlanders, would have been the sour cherry on top. Whilst the physicality of Gatland’s men seems to be in order, their ability to close out games will top their agenda going into Saturday’s game against the New Zealand Maori.This tough day down in Dunedin left the internet with plenty to talk about. Below are the best reactions from the game:1. Despite the ribbing, it appears Austin Healey maybe a tad jealous of Will Greenwood. Another game that should have been won by the @lionsofficial. Small margins prep for the tests is getting tougher— Lewis Moody (@LewisMoody7) June 13, 20178. Whilst one former Quin is celebrating an another is left reeling at what could have been! 3. If hard-hitting Namibian Jacques Burger thinks the game is physical, then it must be brutal! Best thing about this team is that they look like they care for each other. #LionsTour2017 — Billy Vunipola (@bvunipola) June 13, 20175. We are always up for a good pun here at Rugby World. After the hysteria of Lion’s victory against the Crusaders on Saturday, the defeat to the Highlanders was a sobering one. As usual, social media had plenty to say… 2. Cyclist Geraint Thomas was not going to let his Tour de France preparations get in the way of watching today’s game. TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS — The Highlanders (@Highlanders) June 13, 2017Yet again, for a second time on this Tour, the Lions saw victory snatched from their grasp within the last ten minutes of the game. Regardless of the noted improvement in attacking performance, it was the` lack of discipline that again cost the men in red the win. Many refer to this Saturday’s upcoming game against the New Zealand Maori as the ‘4th test’, such is the intensity and quality. Gatland’s men will certainly have to address their discipline in the last quarter if they are to edge a victory and get the tour back on track. The depth of NZ rugby is scary.. — Matt Giteau (@giteau_rugby) June 13, 20177. The room for error is small against any side from New Zealand and Lewis Moody thinks this is key. Love the physicality! Test match intensity. #HIGvBIL #LionsNZ2017— Jacques Burger (@Nabasboer) June 13, 20174. Billy Vunipola reckons the Lions have truly bonded as one team. ……. but well played !! — Will Carling (@willcarling) June 13, 20179. It looks as if Austin Healey’s complaints are falling on deaf ears as Will Greenwood grabs a selfie with Kiwi flyer Waisake Naholo. What a talent!! @wnaholo Power Pace Skills pic.twitter.com/5ycrUi9M8a— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) June 13, 201710. Even with this memorable win, the Highlanders remained humble in victory. 6.  With All-Blacks Lima Sopoaga, Malakai Fekitoa and Waisake Naholo within their back line, we think Matt Giteau has a point. Thank you to the @lionsofficial for the match!It was an Honour.Good luck for the remainder of your tour#HIGvBIL #LionsTour2017 pic.twitter.com/ZFUlE3dzHolast_img
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Hotshot: Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith

first_imgRW Verdict: Eddie Jones clearly sees potential in this teenage ten, who captained Brighton College to an unbeaten season last term and has played England U16, U18 and U20. With Nick Evans coaching him at Quins, too, expect big things.This article first appeared in the October 2017 issue of Rugby World. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the ball: Marcus Smith at England’s training camp in August. Photo: Getty ImagesHow much of a shock was it to be called into the England training squad? It was unreal. I got off the plane from Quins’ camp in Germany and my phone started going off. I had eight missed calls from my dad so I knew something was up. I rang him and he was just so proud of me.It was a great experience. I’d gone in May for a couple of sessions when they were in Brighton too. Just the quality of coaching and quality of players England have at the moment is unbelievable. And the standards are so high – that’s what you notice. It’s a very player-led environment too. At first I was quite in awe of all the players but Eddie (Jones) just told me to be myself and that age is just a number.What are your goals for this season? I’m focused on Quins and trying to put my best foot forward, keep working hard. Then we’ll see what happens.What do you do away from rugby? I like watching films and TV shows or playing a bit of PS4 like most teenagers. I’ve also applied for deferred entry to Surrey University to do business and politics. So this year I’m fully focused on rugby and then come 2018 I’ll do both uni and rugby. TAGS: Harlequins Get to know English rugby’s rising star and Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith Eyes on the prize: Marcus Smith has already impressed for Harlequins. Photo: Getty Images Age 18 (14 Feb 1999) Born Manila Club Harlequins Country England Position Fly-halfYou were born in the Philippines… I lived there for seven years, then we moved to Singapore, where I played for Centaurs rugby club. My dad got me into it – he used to play rugby – and as soon as I rocked up one Saturday morning I really enjoyed it.We moved back to England when I was 13. I played at Brighton College Prep School for a year and one of my coaches put me in contact with a Harlequins coach from Sussex. I had a trial at 14 and have been involved with them ever since.Have you always played fly-half? I started off at scrum-half because I was a bit smaller. Then I moved to fly-half when I was 15 or 16, and it’s my favourite position. You get the ball a lot and you get to run, kick and pass, so you get to do all three things, which I like.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREWho are your heroes?When I was younger it was Jonny Wilkinson, the hero of every child in England, especially after the 2003 World Cup. I do remember watching it with my dad (Marcus would have been four) and we’ve watched it about 100 times since.last_img read more

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Study into how menstrual cycle can impact rugby players

first_img Up to speed: The England women’s team train at Loughborough University (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Study into how menstrual cycle can impact rugby playersThe RFU and Leeds Beckett University have launched a new study into how the menstrual cycle can impact rugby players.Chelsea FC announced earlier this year how the club was tailoring training programmes around their players’ menstrual cycles to try to enhance performance and reduce injuries.Now the RFU have partnered with Leeds Beckett University to research how different stages of the menstrual cycle could affect the performance of female rugby players. This is the first study of its kind in sport and the findings are set to influence how individual training programmes are structured.In the June 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine, Bristol Bears and Wales fly-half Elinor Snowsill talks about how she would welcome training programmes geared around women rather than simply following what men’s teams do.Calling the shots! Elinor Snowsill talks to team-mates during a Wales match (Getty Images)“The next step in realising we’re not mini men, we’re women,” says Snowsill. “It’s a really exciting time to be part of sport and looking at what works for women rather than just replicating what men do.“Since the story about Chelsea came out there’s been a lot more talk around it. We (Wales Women) have a female general manager, Charly Watham, and I think she would implement something like that. It’s definitely something I’ve struggled with over the years.” The RFU and Leeds Beckett University are researching how female players are affected at different stages of cyclecenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE’S INCLUSIVE ISSUEExisting research has shown that when the female reproductive hormone, oestrogen, spikes during ovulation women rely more on fat for energy and use less glucose, but how does this impact player performance? That is what the study aims to find out.Twenty female players will take part in the research to perform a Wingate test, which involves individual sprints on a Wattbike for 30 seconds so their anaerobic leg power can be measured. Participants will be asked to do the test three separate times to coincide with different stages of the menstrual cycle – the early follicular phase, late follicular phase and mid luteal phase.Omar Heyward, a PhD scholar at Leeds Beckett University and a women’s pathway strength and conditioning coach at England Rugby, is leading the study.He said: “We want the research to provide better guidance to athletes and coaches on how to monitor and review performance when oestrogen levels are high.“That is why we have chosen to use the Wingate test as it’s a short duration of high intensity work, meaning women could use less carbohydrates and glucose readily during that window, helping us understand if higher oestrogen can cause a decrease in performance.”last_img read more

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Gregory Brewer consecrated as bishop of Central Florida

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm “So is Central Florida going to start paying dues now to the national church?”Only when TEC rescinds its membership in the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. It’s simple: the national church will get conservative money when it stops financially and theologically promoting the wholesale slaughter of unborn children. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Comments (8) Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ More than 3,500 people participated March 24 in the consecration of Gregory O. Brewer, right, as the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. Photo/Joe Thoma[Episcopal News Service] More than 3,500 people attended First Baptist Church of Orlando on March 24 to participate in the consecration of Gregory O. Brewer as the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, while many watched the event on live streaming video.The Very Rev. Justyn Terry, dean and president of Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, was the preacher.He described Brewer, 60, as “a man of prayer, vision, pastoral heart, strategic mind. He is a man of the Gospel, with a love for the lost and a love for the church. He is a preacher and a teacher of the word of God. But most of all he knows and loves Jesus Christ and moves in the power of His spirit.”Bishop Clifton Daniel III of East Carolina led the service as chief consecrator on behalf of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.Co-consecrators were John Howe, retiring bishop of Central Florida; William Love, bishop of Albany; Michael Smith, bishop of North Dakota; William Folwell, retired bishop of Central Florida; Francis Gray, retired bishop of Northern Indiana; and Barry Howe, retired bishop of West Missouri.A prayer rug, designed by Bishop Azad Marshall of Iran and woven by Christians in Pakistan, was used as the site for the prayer of consecration.Choirs from parishes throughout the diocese joined forces to provide choral music for the service, including two pieces written for the consecration: Ubi Caritas, a motet by Peter Mathews; and Let the People Praise You, an anthem by B. Lane and M. Miller. The massed choir also performed Hubert Parry’s I Was Glad during the opening procession. A psalm and composition for organ, brass, timpani and unison sopranos also were commissioned especially for the service. All composers are members of the diocese.Brewer’s pectoral cross and episcopal ring were gifts from Calvary-St. George’s in New York, where he was serving as rector at the time of his election on Nov. 19, 2011. Before being called to ministry at Calvary-St. George’s in 2009, Brewer had served as rector of Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, Pennsylvania, for 11 years.He was assistant professor of pastoral theology at Trinity School For Ministry in Ambridge from 1992-1996. For 16 years before that he had served parishes in Winter Park, Florida, including Episcopal Church of the New Covenant, a diocesan church plant.Following his consecration, Brewer said that it is his “deep desire that in the midst of genuinely sacrificial mission we never forget eating and drinking and laughter and joy and knowing all that we share as we literally gather together … as a foretaste of the heavenly banquet of Christ … May we be known as a diocese that eats and celebrates and laughs together often and heartily.”Choosing First Baptist Church rather than the Cathedral Church of St. Luke as the site of the consecration wasn’t just about space.“To be here is not merely a matter of convenience because of the size of the church,” Brewer said after the consecration. “I really hope that this is a very clear, public signal that we, along with the rest of the leadership in the Diocese of Central Florida, regardless of our denominational position, can stand together for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”Brewer succeeds the Rt. Rev. John W. Howe, who is retiring after serving the Central Florida diocese as its bishop since 1990.Brewer is married to the former Laura Lee Williams of Orlando; they have five children.The Diocese of Central Florida has 31,000 baptized members at 88 parishes and missions in 15 counties. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL March 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm If they don’t pay their apportionment how are they considered still part of the Episcopal Church,. ? Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Rev. Dr. David Cottrill says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA James Pirrung says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA James Pirrung says: March 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm Besides, who came up with the false idea of charging money to join the church in the first place? Richard Angelo says: Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service April 2, 2012 at 12:28 am “If they don’t pay their apportionment how are they considered still part of the Episcopal Church,. ?”Well, I don’t think they care very much whether they are a part of The Episcopal Church. Persecute them for being orthodox, demand that they contribute to things they do not believe, and they will leave, like we in the Diocese of Fort Worth did. Then, who wins? Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 March 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm How is that some people are more concerned about politics than killing children? I think our priorities are grossly out of whack. Rector Albany, NY center_img Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing By ENS staffPosted Mar 26, 2012 People Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 James Pirrung says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Carl Spencer Lee says: House of Bishops, Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Grant Carson says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA March 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm Congratulations on the consecration of an Orthodox Bishop in spite of the National Church.God be with Bishop Brewer! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC March 27, 2012 at 11:40 am Congratulations to the new bishop and continuing good works. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Mark James says: Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Consecrations, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Gregory Brewer consecrated as bishop of Central Florida Rector Smithfield, NC March 27, 2012 at 9:17 am So is Central Florida going to start paying dues now to the national church? Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

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Communiqué from the meeting of ARCIC III in Durban

first_img Anglican Communion, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Communiqué from the meeting of ARCIC III in Durban An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted May 23, 2014 Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission is the official body appointed by the two Communions to engage in theological dialogue in order that they may come into full communion. It held the fourth meeting of its current phase (ARCIC III), at the Vuleka Centre, Botha’s Hill, Durban (12–20 May 2014). This is the first time in its more than forty year history that ARCIC has met in Africa.A wide range of papers was prepared for the meeting and discussed, taking the Commission further towards its goal of producing an agreed statement. The mandate for this third phase of ARCIC is to explore: the Church as Communion, local and universal, and how in communion the local and universal Church come to discern right ethical teaching.At this meeting, ARCIC III discussed its method and agreed that it would build on that of ARCIC I and II, integrated with the method of receptive ecumenism. In the light of this work, the Schema prepared at the first meeting of ARCIC III in 2011 was revised. Discussions concentrated on the first part of the mandate, the Church as Communion, local and universal. Members reviewed texts from ARCIC II, national Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogues (ARCs), and other ecumenical material on the subject. ARCIC III decided to examine the regional level of the Church in addition to the local and universal. It considered, through papers presented, the impact of culture on the thinking of Christians and the role of the baptized in ecclesial decision-making. The ecclesiological work will be advanced by a drafting team which will bring a preliminary text back to the next meeting.ARCIC III was also mandated to prepare a book presenting the five Agreed Statements of ARCIC II so that they can be received by the respective Communions. The Statements will be accompanied by articles on the method of ARCIC II, its use of Scripture, and major theological themes which emerged in its work, together with introductory material and commentaries. It is planned that the book will be ready for publication following the next meeting.Members of the Commission are grateful to The Rt Revd Rubin Phillip, Anglican Bishop of Natal, for the generous welcome extended to them by him and his Diocese. Particular thanks are due to Mrs Mary Robinson of the Vuleka Trust, and her colleagues at the Centre, whose mission is to equip young people for leadership in South Africa.Bishop Rubin visited the Commission at Vuleka and participated in a discussion of local ecumenism. He and his wife Rose welcomed ARCIC members to their home to meet leaders of the local Anglican, Roman Catholic and Methodist Churches. On the Sunday the bishop presided, together with Archbishop Moxon and Bishop Nicholls, at the Eucharist at the 160 year old St Augustine’s, Umlazi, where ARCIC joined in the vibrant worship of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.Members of the Commission visited the Hillcrest Aids Centre, and a project in Nazareth, Pinetown, run by the Diakonia Council of Churches, which works for social justice and community development with the poorest people.The next meeting will take place near Rome at the end of April 2015, when the Commission will intensify its focus on the second part of its mandate by studying ethical discernment in the Scriptures and by further developing its case study on slavery.As the Commission welcomed the Revd Antony Currer as the new co-secretary, replacing Msgr Mark Langham, it was also conscious that this was the last ARCIC of Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan. Alyson has served the Commission with great efficiency and grace, and members gave thanks for her five years of service.APPENDIX: MEMBERS OF ARCIC III present at the meetingCo-ChairsThe Most Revd Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, EnglandThe Most Revd Sir David Moxon, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy SeeRoman CatholicsThe Revd Robert Christian OP, Angelicum University, RomeThe Revd Adelbert Denaux, Professor Emeritus, Brugge, BelgiumProfessor Paul D. Murray, Durham University, EnglandProfessor Sister Teresa Okure SHCJ,Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt, NigeriaProfessor Janet E. Smith, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, Michigan, USAThe Revd Professor Vimal Tirimanna CSsR, Alphonsianum University, RomeThe Very Revd Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB, Ampleforth Abbey, EnglandAnglicansThe Rt Revd Christopher Hill, The Church of EnglandCanon Dr Paula Gooder, The Church of EnglandThe Rt Revd Nkosinathi Ndwandwe, Anglican Church of Southern AfricaThe Rt Revd Linda Nicholls, The Anglican Church of CanadaThe Revd Canon Peter Sedgwick, The Church in WalesThe Revd Canon Nicholas Sagovsky, The Church of EnglandThe Revd Dr Charles Sherlock, The Anglican Church of AustraliaConsultantThe Revd Odair Pedroso Mateus, Faith and Order Secretariat, World Council of ChurchesStaffThe work of the Commission is supported by the Co-Secretaries, Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan (Anglican Communion Office), The Revd Antony Currer (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) and Mr Neil Vigers (Administrator, Anglican Communion Office). Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Tags Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

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Supreme Court declines to review Fort Worth case at this…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (2) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel November 4, 2014 at 8:38 am The Texas Supreme Court “decided to change the law” you write. Surely you jest! The court is not a legislative body and they simply went with a pretty straightforward understanding of the standing law on the nature of revocable trusts. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA By diocesan staffPosted Nov 4, 2014 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA naomi harris says: Tags Rector Collierville, TN [Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth press release] On Nov. 3, 2014, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition for writ of certiorari filed by the Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on June 19, 2014. The case will thus proceed to retrial on remand in the 141st District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, in Fort Worth, with the Honorable John P. Chupp presiding. The 141st District Court likely will hear summary judgment motions in early 2015, with the losing parties likely to appeal that decision to the state appellate courts and then back to the U.S. Supreme Court on constitutional issues.The case arises from the decision almost five years ago of the former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and some diocesan and parish leaders to sever ties with The Episcopal Church and claim the name and property of the Episcopal diocese for their new church. The loyal Episcopalians of Tarrant County reorganized the diocese early in 2009, filled the vacant church offices with Episcopalians, and continued the ministry of the Church in the diocese. The Episcopalian officials filed suit in 2009 seeking to regain the historic names and property of the diocese accumulated by the Church since 1838 across 24 counties of North Texas.In January 2011, the trial court rightly returned the name and property of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth to the Episcopalians recognized by The Episcopal Church as the continuing Episcopal Diocese. In 2013, the Texas Supreme Court reviewed the case and decided to change the law governing church disputes in Texas. The Texas Supreme Court ordered the trial court to hear the case again under the new doctrine.In June 2014, the loyal Episcopalians asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling, in part to consider the question of whether a state can change the rules for church property after the dispute has erupted, a question left open by the U.S. Supreme Court since 1979. At the same time, the loyal Episcopalians and breakaway defendants have been preparing their summary judgment motions for the trial court under Texas’s new doctrine.Because the case was remanded in August 2013 by the Texas Supreme Court for further proceedings, that decision was “interlocutory” or non-final, which the U.S. Supreme Court rarely accepts for review. Thus, while the Episcopal Parties are disappointed not to have the faster resolution the U.S. Supreme Court could have offered, they look forward to filing their summary judgment papers and showing why the breakaway faction’s decades of commitments are enforceable under basic neutral principles of Texas law.Denial of review of an interlocutory order does not set precedent on the issues raised, and the Episcopal Parties may still raise the legal issues from the interlocutory petition in the event the case is later appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, the Right Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., reminds the Episcopalians in the diocese that, while this order and the consequent additional delay is disappointing, it does not change the mission and ministry of the many Episcopalians who continue to constitute the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. “We continue the exciting work to be The Episcopal Church in this part of Texas and to be the local witnesses and prophetic voices of the Church as North Texans continue to search for spiritual wholeness.”The diocese is preparing for the 32nd annual meeting of its Convention November 14-15 at Jack Daniel’s Club at Globe Life Park in Arlington, and for the triennial General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, in June 2015. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY wm Paul says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Supreme Court declines to review Fort Worth case at this time Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA March 4, 2015 at 7:01 pm READ the Texas Supreme Court decision IN ITS ENTIRETY before you write an article like this. If you had done that, you would have seen that the court did not change the law or create a new doctrine. It simply applied already-existing Texas law. You would understand that if you had read the entire decision front to back, NOT just a summary. 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Presiding Bishop joins landmark summit on Holy Land peacemaking

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Presiding Bishop joins landmark summit on Holy Land peacemaking May 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm Genesis 15; On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:Yet we would take possession and give it away Fr. Ken Campbell says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR William Thewalt says: Leon Spencer says: Ecumenical & Interreligious, Comments (14) Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA May 5, 2016 at 5:22 pm In a time when I am utterly disgusted and frightened over the political scene in America, I am excited about this possibility. Michael Curry was my bishop in N.C. If he and the other prelates can broker a peace in Israel and Palestine he (they) should get the Nobel Peace Prize. We hated to lose him as our Bishop but we also knew that God had some important plans for him. Presidents have not been able to do this ~ could it be that the church can bring peace?? May 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem hopes everyone will consider standing where Jesus stood on the Mount of the Beatitudes, or praying at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This the is the source of our faith heritage and a pilgrimage is transformational, permanently changing the way we read scripture — and the newspaper!Visit our website http://www.afedj.org and go to Get Involved, then Visit the Holy Land or Join an Existing Pilgrimage. You’ll find groups and tours from the Christian and Episcopal perspective. Corinne, call or email us for connections to those in New Jersey whose lives have been changed by pilgrimage. Anne Lynn, President, AFEDJ [email protected], 203-655-3575 Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Talmage Bandy says: By Matthew DaviesPosted May 5, 2016 May 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm This represents an important, positive step forward. Bishops Curry and Dawani are to be commended for their prophetic courage. I hope that, in that vein, Presiding Bishop will go and see not just our pilgrimage sites, but also the heartbreaking situation in places like Hebron, Nablus, Jenin, Gaza, the refugee camps on the West Bank, and Bedouin villages in the Negev. I would love to join such a pilgrimage. And thank you, Matt, for your thorough report. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing May 6, 2016 at 12:58 am And who does Saint Paul call the new Israel? Vicki Gray says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA May 6, 2016 at 6:06 am Two points in the document speak to what Leon raises here:h- Find appropriate ways to exert economic leverage on commercial and governmental actors to end unfair and unjust practices and policies which violate international laws and conventionsg- Encourage reference to the Kairos Palestine message as an established initiative.The Episcopal Peace Fellowship and its Palestine Israel Network have supported these points. May 5, 2016 at 10:15 pm Seems a positive step. We need to give further serious attention to BDS, and studying the Palestinian Kairos document won’t do us any harm either. Rector Martinsville, VA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Corinne Cromwell says: Submit a Job Listing Advocacy Peace & Justice, May 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm I see no response above to William Thewalt (May 5) but his comments reflect a powerful political voice in USA politics and mass media. It is a voice that seems to contain no listening component to the more rational and loving voices heard at the Carter Center, which reflect what I saw and heard in a visit to the Holy Land and meetings with both Palestinian and Israeli activists. The work for a two-state solution demands all of the prayer and action we can generate in its behalf – which probably needs to include some open dialogue with the sources that have shaped Mr. Thewalt’s views. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel May 20, 2016 at 5:12 pm Thank you, Lou, Anne Lynn says: Featured Events May 5, 2016 at 5:06 pm I will never understand why the Episcopal Church supports Palestine, a known aggressor, a supporter of terrorism, an antagonist calling for the destruction of Israel and internally patently corrupt, over Israel. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Israel-Palestine, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY May 5, 2016 at 9:27 pm Walter Brueggemann, perhaps the leading Christian scholar of the Hebrew Scriptures, most recent book shows that the land of Palestine /Canaan was to be a home for the descendants of Abraham and Sarah conditionally. The condition is that the Torah is followed which required justice for all the residents, including strangers and visitors. Furthermore, the descendants of Ismael are also the descendants of Abram. There can be no peace until their is justice and then reconciliation. What we have today in Israel/Palestine is an apartheid state as witnessed to by Nelson Mandela and former President Jimmy Carter. I have been there and seen it. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Ernie Hammel says: Louis Stanley Schoen says: May 5, 2016 at 4:52 pm I am looking to visit the Holy Land with the leadership of an Episcopal spiritual leader…Is anyone running a tour??? and When… Thank You for your help….My Church is St. Stephens Episcopal Church , Waretown, N.J.Corinne Cromwell… Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Lloyd Casson says: May 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm Finally some sanity… a lone wolf in the sea of moral waywardness which our “leaders” have inflicted on our Episcopal church. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ronald Davin says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Donna Hicks says: Michaae Gillum says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN May 12, 2016 at 6:21 pm I agree. Where is the partner for peace that offers to police it’s population. Israel should never return to the pre 1967 border. Have you ever looked at what the St ate of Israel looked like! It cannot be defended. People who ask for this are asking for Israel to commit to self destruct. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Fr Donald D Heacock says: Rector Bath, NC Middle East, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (center) introduces Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (left) to His Beatitude Theophilus III, Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine (right), as the Rev. Robert Edmunds, the Episcopal Church’s Middle East partnership officer, looks on.[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joined more than 100 church leaders from the Middle East and the United States at the Carter Center last month for an unprecedented summit focused on seeking a lasting two-state solution for peace in the Holy Land and ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.“We honor the land that witnessed to the life and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ affirming his call to justice, peacemaking and to the ministry of justice and reconciliation,” the leaders said in a statement at the conclusion of their April 19-20 summit at the Atlanta-based center founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn.Curry described the event as an “unprecedented summit … to look at how we can be a force for good” for Israelis and Palestinians “to find a way forward and to help our governments find a way forward for a just and lasting peace for all of the people of the Holy Land.”Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and Curry were among the Palestinian and American leaders representing all the major Christian churches in the Holy Land and the United States at the two-day summit, titled “Pursuing Peace and Strengthening Presence.” Dawani’s speech is here.Curry said he was particularly struck by the words of the Mayor of Bethlehem Vera Baboun, a Palestinian Christian woman, who is trying “often against incredible odds to help Bethlehem truly be the city where Christ not only was born, but where the presence of Christ and the love of God is really known for all.”For more than three decades the Carter Center – motivated by its motto of “waging peace, fighting disease, building hope” – has hosted landmark events committed to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. The center also has offices in East Jerusalem, Ramallah and Gaza.“We feel this is one of the most important meetings at the Carter Center this year,” said Carter, addressing the conference.The religious leaders affirmed their belief that a two-state solution “in which both Israelis and Palestinians can live in neighborly relations and at peace with each other, must be viable politically, geographically, economically and socially.”Following the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel has largely controlled East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan Heights in what are collectively identified as the Israeli-occupied territories.The leaders said in their statement that any two-state solution must be based on the pre-1967 borders and the cessation of Israeli settlement construction in the occupied territories.“The continuing occupation of Palestinian lands beyond the 1967 borders and measures and laws that continue to constrain and control the Palestinian population, in contravention of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, must end,” they said. “These actions prevent economic and social development, and constrain the exercise of political rights. We need to focus on bringing a new sense of equality, inclusivity, and mutual respect among all the citizens of the Land regardless of religious affiliation or ethnicity.”Carter, who as U.S. president helped to broker the Camp David Accords in 1978 that formed a peace partnership between Israel and Egypt and returned control of the Sinai Peninsula, told the leaders that he fully agreed with this approach. “But it will not have any effect unless the churches and members here work on them jointly, enthusiastically and aggressively,” he said.The Episcopal Church has long supported a two-state solution in which a secure and universally recognized state of Israel lives alongside a free, viable, and secure state for the Palestinian people, with a shared Jerusalem as the capital of both.The Episcopal Church’s most recent stance on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking was taken at General Convention in June 2015. Resolution B013 “reaffirms the vocation of the church as an agent of reconciliation and restorative justice,” and recognizes that “meaningful reconciliation can help to engender sustainable, long-lasting peace and that such reconciliation must incorporate both political action and locally driven grassroots efforts.”Resolution C018 expresses solidarity with and support for Christians in Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories; affirms the work of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in healing, education, and pastoral care; and affirms the work of Christians engaged in relationship building, interfaith dialogue, nonviolence training, and advocacy for the rights of Palestinians. The resolution also urges Episcopalians to demonstrate their solidarity by making pilgrimage to Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories and learning from fellow Christians in the region.In Atlanta, the religious leaders also encouraged Christians to make pilgrimages to the Holy Land to understand more deeply the history and nature of the conflict.In addition to official Episcopal Church policy, several dioceses and networks also are engaged in Holy Land partnerships and advocacy, particularly in supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its more than 30 social service institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian Territories. These institutions include schools, hospitals, clinics and centers for people with disabilities.The diocese and the institutions also are supported by the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, a nonpolitical, nonprofit organization established in 1985.The Palestine Israel Network, part of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, has campaigned for more vigorous church policy to end the occupation, but the Episcopal Church has not supported its calls for boycotts and divestment against Israeli companies that profit from the occupation. Instead, the Episcopal Church supports a policy of positive investment.Dawani addressed the Atlanta conference on the goal of churches in interfaith dialogue. “As a community we seek to act justly and walk humbly with our God. We seek to promote justice for everyone,” he said. “We are not seeking privileges or protection for our own communities. That is a trap which has brought devastation to various religious communities in our region. Everyone loses when one group is privileged. Even the privileged group loses in the end.”In crafting their policy and adopting their action statement, the leaders said their focus was on “the example and teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ on peacemaking [and] the dignity owed to all created in God’s image and kindling the hope that some day there will be a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land.”Another source of major concern is the number of Christians who have left the Holy Land in search of better opportunities and more secure lives overseas.“Churches and church-related organizations need to work together proactively to protect the existing and future presence of Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land,” the leaders said. “The current absence of a just political solution affects their presence and causes many of these Palestinian ‘living stones’ (Luke 19:40) to seek dignified life in freedom outside the troubled Holy Land. A just and peaceful solution is imperative and will contribute to protecting the presence and active participation and involvement of the Palestinian ‘living stones’ in the Holy Land and into a peaceful future.”The full text and list of signatories is available here.Other Episcopalians who attended the summit and signed the statement include the Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church; the Rev. Robert Edmunds, the Episcopal Church’s Middle East partnership officer; and Sharon Jones, the presiding bishop’s executive assistant.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

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In Northern California, a Christmas service for special-needs children

first_imgIn Northern California, a Christmas service for special-needs children In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Erin Rath says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA martha Knight says: December 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm How wonderful! Coni Johnston says: Rector Collierville, TN The Rev. Andrew Kadel, interim priest-in-charge at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Lincoln, California, as Santa, listens to the wishes of a young participant during the Christmas party after the service. Photo: Paula Schaap[Diocese of Northern California] Big stuffed monkeys scattered on the floor in front of the altar and beanbag chairs weren’t what you’d expect to see at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Lincoln, California, which usually holds services in its simple white-washed church building in traditional prayer book fashion.But on Dec. 17, the parish had prepared its worship space for a different kind of service – a Christmas service for special-needs children and their families.Just as the Christmas story is one story of journeys – the young couple looking for a place to have their baby, the shepherds and the three wise men looking for the savior – the evolution of St. James’ service was also a journey, one that began with the mother of an autistic child who wanted a way for her son to be in church. The mother’s priest, the Rev. Andrew Kadel, interim priest-in-charge at St. James’ connected with the Rev. Sarah Quinney, assistant rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roseville, who wanted to bring the children she works with as a music therapist into the church she loves.Developing a special-needs serviceFor Quinney, who led the special-needs service at St. James’, it was a chance to develop the kind of service she had wanted to see happen since she went to seminary at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. As a music therapist experienced in working with children on the autism spectrum and other special-needs children, Quinney has a passion for finding ways to help them enjoy worship with the rest of the church.“Until we figure out a way where they can experience all the sacraments with us in worship, we’re not actually being the church, because they’re not welcome around the table,” she said recently. “They can’t come around the table because their body and their brain don’t allow it. We need to come around their table.”The Rev. Sarah Quinney, assistant priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roseville, California, and a music therapist, leads a special-needs Christmas service that she helped design. Photo: Paula SchaapWhen she was in seminary, Quinney developed a Eucharist for autistic children as a project for her liturgics class, a service she presented at a youth ministry day sponsored by CDSP and the Diocese of California. Though it was a good way to work out the theology of such a service and invite discussion from the attendees, children weren’t present. So Quinney, now assistant rector at St. John’s, Roseville, California, still hadn’t seen her theory put into practice.Until St. James’ came to her for her expertise.Making connections in the dioceseThe congregation is in an agricultural center, north of Sacramento, that is experiencing some of the highest rates of suburban growth in the nation, mostly from retirees, but also from families attracted to the region’s lower-cost, newer housing.Maria and Drew Johnston and their three boys are one of those young families who live in Lincoln community and attend St. James’. The Johnstons’ 13-year-old son, Braden, is autistic and his oldest brother has been diagnosed as being on the spectrum with Asperger’s Syndrome. Tyler, their middle son, is “neuro-typical,” Maria Johnston said, as she described a desire to see a service that could include her family. And not only her family.“It’s a joyous way to help families who feel isolated,” she said, speaking from her own experience. “We want the families to know that we hear them, we see them. They are precious to us, as they are to God.”Drew and Maria Johnston with their son, Braden, who is holding the picture he drew for the special-needs Christmas service bulletin. Photo: Paula SchaapBut having Johnston’s desire turn into a full service needed connections to someone who could support that commitment while also figuring out a liturgy that would work. The Diocese of Northern California has been trying to strength its ability to connect people with resources elsewhere in the diocese. One way is through a reorganized deanery structure and it was the deanery structure that made the special-needs connection happen.When the Rev. Cliff Haggenjos, the rector at St. John’s and dean of the Central Deanery, heard about Johnston’s plans to start a service, he referred her to Quinney, said Kadel.Quinney, Johnston and Kadel met a number of time to work out the mechanics of the service and the physical layout to make sure all felt welcomed and safe. Johnston’s son Braden also got involved – a gifted draftsman, he drew and colored the cover for the service program.Another key element was involvement of other Lincoln churches, Kadel said, including Grace Lutheran Church, where Pastor Judith Morgado was an enthusiastic supporter.“It’s very important that this kind of service be a community service and not about a single parish or denomination,” he said. “We need to provide a time for relaxed and non-judgmental worship for families who have all sorts of pressures on them.”A special service happensHence the stuffed animals. And the beanbag chairs because autistic and other special-needs children often need something that makes them feel safe when too much stimulation overwhelms them.The parish had always been supportive of including special-needs children. Two years ago, there was a small service that told the story of Noah’s Ark, done by the Rev. Bill Rontani, the rector at the time, in honor of April’s Autism Awareness Month.This, however, was the parish’s first special-needs service for a major holiday. And with all the stress that those holidays bring, organizers were uncertain whether families, who have all the extra pressure of a special-needs child, would be able to come.Emily Rhoades, 19, a helper at the special-needs Christmas service, arranges the nativity scene. Photo: Paula SchaapThe appointed hour arrived. Parish members who had helped rearrange the church to make a safe space in front of the altar for the children sat waiting in the back pews. The children and their families began to enter. Some of the children made a beeline for the front and the stuffed monkeys. Some hung back, preferring the safe arms of their parents.Quinney asked a time-honored question: “Does anyone want to hear a story?”Using wooden carvings of the nativity scene to keep the children’s attention, Quinney told the Christmas story – she described it as a stripped-down version of the one used in the Godly Play version. Colored light from a stained-glass window fell on a boy’s face and the face of the monkey he cradled, as Quinney told them about the angel who told the shepherds: “Run, hurry, go to Bethlehem. A baby has been born. A baby who changes everything.”One girl became restless and was helped out by her caregiver, who made soft chirping sounds to distract her. But the others stayed with Quinney’s narrative all the way through to the end. Then, they sang, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and sat through a short closing prayer that ended with, “Go forth to eat cookies.”At the Christmas party in the parish hall, Natalie Cooper said she had brought her oldest, son, a special-needs child, along with his younger brother and sister. She said she was happy for “all three kids to connect to the story.”Cooper looked over at her eldest, who had installed himself on a chair next to Santa Claus – Kadel in a Santa costume – after receiving a treat bag.“It’s huge that he’s getting so much time with Santa,” she said.It was also true for a parishioner from Grace Lutheran, an older woman with Down syndrome, who declined to name what she wanted for Christmas, insisting simply, “I love Santa.”The joy in the service and the Christmas party went both ways. “I was looking back at the faces of the families during the service and they looked so pleased,” said St. James’ senior warden Jeptha Rogers. “That was special.”St. James’ is already talking about using their experience with Christmas to develop a special-needs service for Easter.— Paula Schaap is communications director in the Diocese of Northern California. Comments (3) Comments are closed. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Paula SchaapPosted Dec 20, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA 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 April 8, 2017 at 3:14 pm A beautiful story about a beautiful service! Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA December 21, 2016 at 9:38 am What a wonderful opportunity for all to experience the Love of Christ! My husband Richard is Drew’s brother, Maria is our sister, Tyler, Dylan & Braden are our nephews. Since we live in VA we miss them greatly. It warms our hearts to know our West Coast family is well and happy.Merry Christmas! Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

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Guatemalan woman facing deportation receives sanctuary at North Carolina Episcopal…

first_imgGuatemalan woman facing deportation receives sanctuary at North Carolina Episcopal church Refugees Migration & Resettlement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Sonia Katchian says: Submit a Job Listing By David PaulsenPosted May 31, 2017 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments (10) Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rev. Jacqueline Steubbel says: June 2, 2017 at 8:53 pm This is happening all over the U.S. – the deportations I mean. It began in earnest on the Monday after the Friday Inauguration! Please educate everyone you know about what ICE is doing everywhere! Most of those who have been targeted are NOT criminals! Get the word out! Get involved! Pray! Rector Pittsburgh, PA June 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm Agreed. “the Monday after the Friday Inaguration” Bingo!! Course Director Jerusalem, Israel May 31, 2017 at 6:46 pm Difficult situation indeed. One the one hand, when you overstay your work visa you always run the risk of putting your future spouse and or loved ones at risk of immediate separation due to your own actions, however well meaning. On the other hand the person made a good faith effort to obtain legal status, at least from what this story says. The fact that she was allowed many stays of deportation over two decades and that her case wasnt processed quickly is a symptom of a broken immigration system indeed. What a mess! I don’t blame the ICE agents. They are just enforcing laws that were not enforced by previous administrations of both poitical parties. Hopefully her case is resolved quickly and humanely. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Fabio A Sotelo says: June 3, 2017 at 2:40 pm I salute St Barnabas as well! I am co director of our Episcopal church immigration and sanctuary team and we have just started our discernment process on what it would mean for us to be a sanctuary church. We are unique in our diocese, actually in our state, for having an active Latino ministry where we offer a service in Spanish. Thank you for sharing Juana’s story and we will be praying for her and her family! June 5, 2017 at 8:10 am Thank you for laying out the facts of this case. As usual the mainstream media ignores, obscures or twists the facts that do not fit their narrative. I am an Episcopalian and I love my small suburban church and church family. What I do not like is how the Episcopal leadership, especially the Diocese of the USA sees fit to ignore the laws of our land such as those you mention above. I do not like how the Episcopal leadership sees fit to support every leftist agenda the comes down the road and twist or use scripture to justify their actions. Then there are the supporters and haters that will push back on those of us that do not go along with their views. Thank you Mike for speaking out to expose what is really going on here. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET mike geibel says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events June 5, 2017 at 1:15 am There is no moral or theological justification to support the interference with her lawful, appropriate and long overdue deportation. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bill Louis says: June 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm “the Monday after the Friday Inauguration” Bingo!! Mrs. Ortega had been given a “stay of removal” as ICE’s systematically lenient interpretation of tough restrictions meant only for the worst of the worst. On January 20, 2017 the EO’s went down to ICE — apparently with no consideration for who the immigrant was, or what s/he had or hadn’t done with respect to the law. Boom. A grandmother becomes a statistic.And some of you “think” there are no moral or theological justifications?I suppose you would have felt that the extermination of the Jews was justified because of “the laws.”Achtung! Pjcabbiness says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Submit a Press Release 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR May 31, 2017 at 6:05 pm As a Sewanee graduate, I am glad to see my faith tradition take a stand on this issue but what is puzzling to me is why this woman would not be granted asylum due to violence in her home country of Guatemala. I have worked as a chaplain for an ICE/Homeland Security complex in Texas and personally saw many ‘illegals’ — that is not a comfortable word for me — who fled violence in their home countries, were vetted and then granted the path to permanent residency and U.S. citizenship. Why now, has ICE decided to ‘punish’ this woman who has lived peacefully here for many years! May God walk with all of you on this journey of faith! Rector Knoxville, TN Catholic Worker says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Immigration, Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 June 3, 2017 at 11:44 pm Some of the facts are missing from the ENS story, which make it sound like Ms. Ortega has suddenly been targeted by the new administration. Other news reports indicate that Ms. Ortega’s application for asylum was denied in 1998 and was denied again in later appeal. We must assume there was good cause to deny the asylum request. In 2001, she was granted “voluntary departure,” which required her to leave the country but would have allowed her to return on visits and to apply for citizenship formally. Instead, she defied the ruling and never left. Almost 20 years have passed since 1998, surely enough time to hire attorneys and process a citizenship application. Her husband is a citizen. Ms. Ortega only started checking in with immigration officials once a year starting in 2011 but only after ICE agents showed up at her job. The ICE office in Charlotte reacted to the fact she essentially was defying its rulings, and ordered her to self-deport by May 31.There are thousands of people whose deportations were not enforced under previous Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. Staying within the borders of the U.S. after expiration of a VISA or other documented permission, is not a felony or even a misdemeanor, but is a civil infraction that subjects the person to a fine and deportation. A civil infraction is not “jail time.” However, defying the order to self-deport can subject her to forceful deportation and a ban from re-entry for a period of 10 years. As to the Church and other self-declared “sanctuaries,” 8 United States Code § 1324 makes it a felony punishable by 5 years in prison to “(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation. . .” The Trump EO respects the boundaries of church sanctuaries, but “harboring” an illegal alien is a felony. ICE avoids arrests at “sensitive locations” such as churches but an undocumented immigrant can be arrested regardless of whether they are at a church, synagogue or mosque. ICE has said its deference policy is meant to ensure that people can participate in activities and seek services at places such as churches without hesitation. The policy doesn’t say anything about allowing people to stay in such locations full time as a shield against arrest.Certainly there are illegal aliens, perhaps even Ms. Ortega, who are exactly the type of hardworking, dedicated family people who we want to welcome into the U.S. We are, however, a nation of laws and legal procedures—it’s called due process. Acts of defiance won’t help her case, but if the ENS depiction of her character is accurate, I believe that an immigration judge will reach a just decision.The following link indicates the claims of ICE officers splitting families and midnight raids to arrest non-citizens whose only crime is illegal entry, appears to be exaggerated:https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/an-ice-immigration-raid-in-california?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=twitterThe link can be found on the website of the Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese. The “facts” as reported: “About 90 percent of the immigrants apprehended by ICE in the Los Angeles area have committed crimes, according to agency data that goes through April 29,” that included murder, burglary, domestic violence and repeated re-entry after previous deportation. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA June 1, 2017 at 8:35 am I do celebrate the courage of St. Barnabas for opening the doors to Juana. Faith truly matters. Rector Collierville, TN Kelly Kelley says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Richard Basta 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 Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, center front, poses with her family for a photo released by American Friends Service Committee, which is helping her resist a deportation order.[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal church in North Carolina is sheltering a Guatemalan woman as she defies federal orders to leave the country after failing to receive a stay of her deportation.The Guatemalan woman, Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, first came to the United States in the mid-1990s to escape violence in her home country, the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina said in a news release.In April, she was told by federal immigration authorities that she had until May 31 to return to Guatemala, potentially leaving behind her husband, who is an American citizen, and her four children, as well as her job of eight years as sewing machine operator, the diocese said.Working with a Quaker group called the American Friends Service Committee, St. Barnabas in Greensboro agreed to serve as a sanctuary church and take in Tobar Ortega while she fights deportation. She appeared with her family at a news conference held at the church on May 31, as seen in a video that was streamed live on Facebook.“I want to thank the members of this church and the pastors for their support and their help,” Tobar Ortega said in Spanish. “I hope to not spend much time here. I hope to return to my home soon, to hug my children and grandchildren and to be with my family.”The congregation had spent more than a year in a process of discernment before choosing to become a sanctuary church.“There’s absolutely no reason for this woman to be torn away from her family and her community,” the Rev. Randall Keeney, rector at St. Barnabas, said in a news release from American Friends Service Committee. “She’s a child of God and we will give her shelter until ICE drops her deportation order.”The modern sanctuary church movement dates to the 1980s, when some churches began opening their doors to immigrants fleeing wars in Central and South America. It has returned to the national spotlight and picked up steam this year in response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration. Some immigrant communities are on edge amid reports of deportation raids in various cities, with critics accusing the new administration of increasingly targeting immigrants who pose little or no threat to public safety.Numerous Episcopal congregations across the country have been researching whether to offer sanctuary for such immigrants, and some, like St. Barnabas, have committed to provide that haven if needed.The news release from the Diocese of North Carolina says the vestry at St. Barnabas voted unanimously to take in Tobar Ortega after the congregation completed its process of discernment on the sanctuary issue.“Our prayers and our companionship with the immigrant community led us to this place,” Keeney said in the diocese’s news release. “Our simple hope is to support Juana and her family as they so bravely cling to the dignity given to them by God.”The congregation has the backing of the diocese, the Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, bishop diocesan pro tempore for the Diocese of North Carolina, said in the news release.“The Diocese of North Carolina is eager and ready to assist our worship communities as they navigate the call to offer sanctuary to persons subject to the harsh realities of a broken immigration system,” Hodges-Copple said. “I have full confidence that each congregation has the capacity to be guided by prayer, research, theology and practicality to make their own decisions about how best to use its resources, including its buildings to the glory of God and in love and service of neighbors in need.”More than 1,900 people have signed an online petition against Tobar Ortega’s deportation order. Her supporters rallied May 31 outside the High Point office of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, asking him to intervene on her behalf.When Tobar Ortega first arrived in the United States, her initial request for asylum was denied, but she received a work permit and was allowed to stay for six years while she appealed the decision on asylum, the diocese said. She went back to Guatemala in 1999 to care for her ailing oldest daughter, and when she returned to the United States, her work permit was revoked. She remained in the United States, and in recent years, she had been checking in with federal authorities regularly while she sought a stay of removal, according to the diocese.That changed last month, when she was told by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to prepare for voluntary deportation.“We’re only asking them to continue to grant her a stay of removal, as ICE has done for the past six years,” Lesvi Molina, Tobar Ortega’s eldest daughter, said in American Friends Service Committee’s news release. “My mom has spent about $17,000 over the last 23 years trying to adjust her status. We would like there to be a path for her to get permanent residency, but ICE just seems to want to punish, not to work with us.”In addition to her husband, two of her children are U.S. citizens, according to American Friends Service Committee. She has two additional children who have been allowed to remain in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a policy that gives preferred consideration to immigrants who arrived in the country as children and who meet certain conditions.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Sonia Katchian says: last_img read more

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VTS seminarians, 2 professors self-quarantined as Episcopal seminaries respond to…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 COVID-19, Health & Healthcare, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Episcopal News Service] A group of seminarians and two faculty members at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, have self-quarantined as a precaution against potential exposure to the coronavirus, as VTS and other Episcopal seminaries around the country develop plans to respond to the rapidly evolving outbreak.The quarantined members of the VTS community recently had attended a Lenten series at Christ Church Georgetown in Washington, D.C., according to VTS officials. The Christ Church rector, the Rev. Timothy Cole, later was found to have the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, prompting cancelation of worship services at the church. City health officials also advised anyone who had attended services or events at Christ Church on Feb. 24 or between Feb. 28 and March 3 to quarantine themselves for 14 days from the date of possible exposure.“None of them are showing any symptoms of the virus currently,” VTS said on a webpage for coronavirus updates. “However, we do invite all those who are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 … to stay away from the campus at this time.”Virginia Theological Seminary’s Immanuel Chapel, dedicated and consecrated in 2015, stands beyond the ruins of the 1881 building that was destroyed in a fire in 2010. The ruins are now a memorial garden. Photo: Virginia Theological Seminary/Robert A M Stern ArchitectsVTS also canceled its regular worship services this week at Immanuel Chapel so the facility could be thoroughly cleaned. Seminary officials hope to resume worship there after next week’s spring break. Several other Episcopal seminaries also are heading into spring break and assessing how campus life will change when students return.Spring break begins March 12 and runs through March 22 at the University of the South and its School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee. Students leaving for spring break have been asked to log their travel on a registry, Laurie Saxton, a university spokeswoman, told ENS by email.The university’s online updates have included a notice that some athletic teams’ spring break trips to the Los Angeles, California, area have been canceled, and “outreach trips” are under review but hadn’t been canceled as of March 9.“There have not been any cases thus far on campus or in or near Sewanee, but because the situation is changing so rapidly, our response team is meeting daily and the website is updated as often as needed,” Saxton said.And while numerous dioceses around the country are asking worshipping communities to suspend use of the common cup for communion as a temporary precaution, Sewanee had not yet taken that step, though worshippers are being advised they may decline to receive the wine, Saxton said.A number of American colleges and universities, from Stanford University in Northern California to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have announced they are canceling in-person classes and will shift instruction online at a time when health risks are feared at large group gatherings. Episcopal seminaries are assessing and implementing online options as well.Church Divinity School of the Pacific, or CDSP, in Berkeley, California, moved its classes online starting March 10, an arrangement that will continue at least through March 27, according to an online alert. The alert noted that the seminary was following the lead of the nearby University of California campus. The CDSP campus isn’t closing, and meal service will continue.…and is intended to reduce the risk associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Students, staff, and faculty should refer to the email from Dean Richardson for full details. (2/2)— Church Divinity School of the Pacific (@CDSPTweet) March 10, 2020Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, is developing a contingency plan in case the campus needs to shut down due to spread of the coronavirus, Eric Scott, the seminary’s communications director, said in an emailed statement.“We have a plan in place to provide faculty members resources like Google Hangouts and Zoom meeting to allow for the hosting of classes online,” Scott said. “Much of the administrative infrastructure at the seminary is already hosted virtually, so most employees could work remotely if needed.”COVID-19, with symptoms similar to those of influenza, had been confirmed in 109 countries as of March 10, according to the World Health Organization, which on March 11 declared the virus outbreak a global pandemic. Although much remains unknown about the virus, early indications suggest that most cases – more than 80 percent, in one study – are mild and do not require hospitalization.This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. The spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically.Even so, more than 110,000 cases and 4,000 deaths have been reported globally, most of them in China, though growing outbreaks in other countries have prompted escalating emergency measures to contain or slow its spread. Italy is on lockdown, with curfews, travel restrictions and other measures to minimize public interaction. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned March 11 that up to 70 percent of Germans could contract the virus.In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 647 confirmed cases and at least 25 deaths as of March 10. At least two of those cases involve Episcopal rectors.In addition to Cole in Washington, D.C., the Diocese of Fort Worth announced on March 11 that the Rev. Robert Pace, rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas, has been hospitalized with the virus. Services at Trinity Episcopal Church have been canceled, and health officials are assessing the potential exposure to 45 people who attended a March 4 Lenten program at which Pace spoke. Cole and Pace both attended the mid-February conference of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, or CEEP, in Louisville, Kentucky, though no evidence has been released so far to suggest they contracted the virus at the conference.With no vaccine yet to check the spread of the disease, people infected or exposed to possible infection have been asked to self-quarantine until the risk of further transmission has passed, usually after two weeks.At VTS, students who need to self-quarantine are invited to do so in their residence halls or apartments, and seminary leaders are developing plans to accommodate any students who may contract the virus, possibly by setting aside a large, empty faculty home for them while they are recovering.As of today, at the recommendation of CDC and the Alexandria Health Department, VTS is moving all classes online — and chapel worship has been cancelled until after Spring Break. For more info, please click on the link below: https://t.co/YHXS5a0XBV pic.twitter.com/c944EjdOji— Virginia Theological Seminary (@VTS_Seminary) March 11, 2020VTS also began March 11 holding all its classes online to discourage large group gatherings. A decision will be made after next week’s spring break on whether to continue that arrangement, communications director Curtis Prather told ENS.General Theological Seminary, or GTS, in New York is in the middle of its spring break and considering its next steps for when seminarians return. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 10 ordered a “containment area” north of the city in New Rochelle because of an outbreak there. On March 11, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases statewide rose to more than 190, including 46 in New York City, according to The New York Times.So far, GTS has followed the Diocese of New York’s lead in advising individuals to take practical steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, such as refraining from intinction, dipping the bread in the wine, at communion during worship services.“While there is palpable anxiety around New York City, given the recent outbreak in the boroughs, we are doing everything possible to communicate the importance of hygiene by signage and email,” Joshua Bruner, the seminary’s communications director, told ENS on March 10. “And we have added hand sanitizing stations throughout the close. Anyone who feels ill should stay home and seek medical attention.”As the outbreak intensifies, however, Bruner said he expects General Theological Seminary will announce additional response plans soon, possibly including online instruction.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN By David PaulsenPosted Mar 11, 2020 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service VTS seminarians, 2 professors self-quarantined as Episcopal seminaries respond to coronavirus’s spread Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Rector Washington, DC 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Theological Education Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

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Top 5 Shows Coming to Netflix in February 2016

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mad Men Season 1. 1. Better Call Saul: Season 1 – The prequel spinoff to “Breaking Bad” follows the fateful career of small-time criminal attorney Jimmy McGill, whose questionable choice of clientele eventually leads him to become meth mogul Walter White’s morally bankrupt lawyer, Saul Goodman. The Lizzie Borden Chronicles: Season 1 – Expanding on the bloody and still-fascinating saga of Lizzie Borden, this fictionalized miniseries depicts theaccused ax-murderer’s life in the years after her exoneration in the killings of her father and stepmother.3. Love: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – They’ve had plenty of romantic misses. But when a jaded Angeleno meets a nerdy guy, they may figure out this “love” thing. Co-created by Judd Apatow.4. Fuller House: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – The Full House adventures continue as D.J. Tanner-Fuller calls upon her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy to move in and help raise her three boys.Lizzie Borden Chronicles5. Mad Men: Season 7: Part 2 – Set in 1960s New York City, this award-winning series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure.Here is the full Netflix Schedule for February:February 1A Picture of YouArmageddonBetter Call Saul (Season 1)Charlie’s AngelsCollateral DamageCruel IntentionsA Faster HorseFull Metal JacketGame FaceJennifer 8Johnny EnglishThe Little Engine That CouldThe Lizzie Borden Chronicles (Season 1)Losing IsaiahMasha’s Tales (Season 1)My Side of the MountainPara ElisaPokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of DestructionPokemon: XY (Season 1)Scooby-DooScooby-Doo 2: Monsters UnleashedSin CityStar Trek V: The Final FrontierStardustTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyTeen WitchTin Man: “Search for Emerald”The Year Dolly Parton Was My MomFebruary 2Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the BraveFebruary 3I Love You Phillip MorrisFebruary 4LoveFebruary 5Care Bears & Cousins (Season 2)Hannibal Buress: Comedy CamisadoMad Men (Season 7, Part 2)Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Season 3)February 6Lila & EveFebruary 10DopeThe Girl in the BookFebruary 13The Face of LoveFebruary 15Open SeasonXXYFebruary 16AthsmaAtonementFebruary 17The Returned (Season 2)February 19Cooked (Season 1)Love (Season 1)February 223rd World Cops 2February 23BareFebruary 24Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!February 26Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of DestinyFuller House (Season 1)Theo VonFebruary 27Finding Vivian MaierFebruary 29Ashes and Embers Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSBetter Call SaulLizzie BordenLoveMad Mennetflix Previous articleHow Did Candlemas Day Become Groundhog Day?Next articleApopka Golf & Tennis Club Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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Orlando Charity Seeks Volunteers

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Clean the World Announces Relief Effort to Help HaitiOrlando-based social enterprise Clean the World needs hundreds of volunteers here in Central Florida ASAP to support a major, new relief effort to help hurricane victims in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew has killed almost 900 people and left thousands more in southern Haiti in a desperate situation.  Central Floridians can help by supporting the “Haiti Needs Your Help” relief effort. Follow the hashtag #SoapSavesLives on Facebook and Twitter for updates.Clean the World is urgently trying to send 400,000 bars of soap and disaster relief hygiene kits to hurricane victims in southern Haiti. This will help against the cholera outbreak that is likely to follow. Clean the World urges hundreds of volunteers to make a difference this week by visiting its Orlando distribution center to help package the life-saving soap so it can be shipped quickly.“Please invite your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and church groups to volunteer at our distribution center this Monday to help us move out these hygiene items ASAP,” says Clean the World Founder and CEO Shawn Seipler. “Let’s work together to bring relief and hygiene to our struggling friends in hurricane ravaged Haiti.” Seipler is available for in-studio interviews during your Sunday morning newscast to discuss the “Haiti Needs Your Help” effort.  He is also available for interviews throughout the day this Sunday.  News crews are invited to visit the Clean the World distribution center Monday from 8 AM to 1 PM to interview volunteers working to make a difference.  The center is located at 400 Pittman Street, Suite A in Orlando, FL 32801.Clean the World also needs donations to help pay to ship the soap and disaster relief hygiene kits to southern Haiti.  Every donation of 50 cents will ensure a bar of soap is delivered to a child or mother in need in southern Haiti.  The Orlando social enterprise hopes to raise $200,000 to deliver 400,000 bars of soap and disaster relief hygiene kits to Haiti. To donate, go here.About Clean the World Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. The organization collects discarded soap and other hygiene products from more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners and operates recycling centers in North America, Asia, and Europe. Clean the World provides hygiene education and micro-lending to make hand washing and local soap purchases a lifelong habit in developing regions. Through its hygiene kit program, Clean the World provides personal care items to relief organizations throughout North America. Since 2009, more than 35 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in 100 countries.  UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I have a lot of clothes to donate Kenly Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCharityClean The WorldHaitivolunteers Previous articleHow to prevent accidental shootingsNext article429 interchange reopens Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Please enter your name here Reply October 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 1 COMMENT Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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City Council votes unanimously to advance New Errol project

first_img Barbara McLeod Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSErrol EstateSignature H Property GroupThe New Errol project Previous articleFEMA reminder: Know how to react before, during and after a disasterNext articleYou’ve survived the move . . .  now what? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “I’ve always been very impressed with the level of commitment I’ve seen from Signature H. They have invested a lot of blood, sweat, and tears in this. I think when you take a step back and look at this from a larger perspective, the first thing that needs to be said about the Errol project is it’s a redevelopment project. It’s taking an existing piece of ground with more than 2,000 existing property owners and taking a bad situation with the golf course and the clubhouse and trying to imagine something and make it better. In my opinion, it cannot be perfect, because there are too many variables in play. But there’s the old saying that you shouldn’t let the pursuit of perfect become the enemy of good. This is a good project, and it’s a good, well thought-out, well-negotiated, well-presented plan. It’s not going to make everyone happy. But from the larger perspective, it is going to move the Errol community forward, it will create amenities for the younger residents of Errol, and it will create a better future for the city of Apopka as a whole.”The second hearing before the City Council will be on Wednesday, April 11th at 5:30 PM again at the VFW/Apopka Community Center. Please enter your name here March 29, 2018 at 8:55 pm Mama Mia March 29, 2018 at 7:03 pm Reply Reply Over 400 attend a raucous 4-hour meetingBefore a capacity crowd of over 400 people at the VFW/Apopka Community Center on Tuesday night, the Apopka City Commission voted unanimously to move the Signature H Property Group’s New Errol project to the next stage of its approval.The audience was verbal, raucous, passionate, engaged and clearly had sway over the City Commission.In a process that took over four hours to complete, the City Council watched as City Staff and the Signature H Group gave presentations describing the project, and then listened as one attorney and 12 residents spoke during public comments.The vast majority of the audience was in favor of the New Errol project, and many wore the t-shirts distributed by Signature H showing their support. And of the 12 public comments, most made positive remarks about the project.“It is Signature H or it is nothing, and the vast majority of Errol, as you can see, wants this to happen,” said Barbara McLeod, an Errol resident.“Property values are super important to me, as well as to many of you in the community, and I’m excited to see those potentially increase,” said Kellie Cox, also an Errol resident.Dale Fenwick, also an Errol resident, and former Publisher of The Apopka Voice, expressed concerns as the final speaker.“Like most people here tonight, I support the Errol project,” he said. “However, my support is not without reservations.”His primary objection was with buffer zones at the Errol Club Villas.“The Developer claims that the Villa Owners prefer a berm over a wall or a fence one-foot from the property line. And yet the Developer was informed during the March 14th Developmental Review Committee meeting that the City could not rely on the developer’s representations because the City was not involved in the Developer’s meetings with the community.”Fenwick offered a proposal to protect the Villa owners in the form of an amendment.“I would ask that, should you choose to approve this project, as I hope you will, that you include an Amendment that does not limit the possible Villa buffer to only the three options proposed by the Developer. That Amendment might read as follows: “Amend the motion to approve the New Errol Master Plan to require the buffer zone along the Spine Road to accommodate the historic use of the land by the Errol Club Villas Condominium Association and the Villa Owners.” Michael Heaton 5 COMMENTS Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Anybody film any video to post? Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 April 2, 2018 at 5:08 pmcenter_img We drove by and saw all of the cars parked everywhere around there and said, “Wow, must be the free cheese line”……LOL March 29, 2018 at 9:37 pm Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia Well, since you don’t live in Errol… Don’t worry about it ! All it’s going to do is make revenues for the city. That should make you happy. Reply March 29, 2018 at 7:02 pm I wonder if there will be any language in the Developer’s Agreement as to a date of completion for amenities such as the clubhouse, hotel, and assisted living facility so as not to have a very long duration project that we see in Altamonte Springs along I-4 with an incomplete tower for years? During the presentations, many details of the phasing plan were confirmed, including that before the first residential permit is issued, Signature H will dedicate the entire length of the spine road (initially built to support and divert construction traffic) from Errol Parkway to Vick Road and will be required to fully complete the first segment of the spine road from Errol Pkwy to Golf Course Drive. Signature H will also be required to commence construction of the golf course prior to any residential permits being issued. In addition, a bond will be posted by Signature H for the completion of the second phase of the spine road from Golf Course Drive to Vick Road and for the completion of the community park.“One of the key aspects of getting this project where it is today was getting feedback directly from members of the community,” said Helmut Wyzisk III, vice president of Signature H Property Group.Wyzisk referenced over 130 meetings Signature H had with residents over the two year period. Then he reminded everyone about the promises Signature H had made to them.“I look at this crowd and see Errol residents, I see future golfers, I see future waterpark attendees, and I see individuals that don’t want to leave their home, but stay here and age in place at a resort-style assisted living facility. But this isn’t unconditional love and support, this is conditional support. We made commitments to these residents that we’re ready to be held to.“Commissioner Doug Bankson was pleased with those commitments but left Signature H with a warning. “It’s a unique situation to sit on this side of the table. Someone said I’m not liking your job right now. I alluded to this at our last meeting… I have a daughter and you’re wanting to date her and I am the dad who has to say ‘wait a minute you drive a van’. So we have to work through those situations and I have to say one of the biggest issues was the spine road and you clarified it for me. I’d like a compromise on the buffer situation. And all I can say is don’t break their heart.”Commissioner Diane Velazquez was impressed with Signature H and moved by the audience.“This is been a very long process for many of us up here on the Council. Two years in the making. Speaking with residents and getting emails and texts and hours I have spent with Signature H going over the project was important, but listening to the public comments was the most impactful to me. You as the community and the residents have spoken. This is what you want. And what we are up here to do is to give you what you want.”Commissioner Kyle Becker has been the most skeptical of the New Errol project. In fact, he was the lone dissenting vote at the August City Council meeting on New Errol. However, he too was moved by the audience of Errol residents. “Clearly, the support is there. And I’m not ready to put on my Staghorn T-Shirt just yet, but I’m sure you all didn’t bring an extra large-tall either, so you probably don’t have my size. That’s not to say there hasn’t been forward progress. Really what this all predicates on is a buttoned-up Developer’s Agreement which we have not seen that, a final version I should say. We saw a version today, but my thing is we need to see a Developer’s Agreement that puts in there all the firm requirements that have been addressed to these people. Because their stories that they have told tonight need to be taken into account. If you all screw this up, you’re screwing up a lot of people who put a lot of confidence in what you’re doing. I’m not against this project. I asked tough questions because tough questions need to be asked.”Mayor Joe Kilsheimer closed the Council discussion by pointing out what was good about the project. Yeah, and like the City Center……. Reply last_img read more

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OCPS approves high school start time survey

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Orange County School Board reviews high school start time survey questionsDuring the school board work session yesterday, board members reviewed the proposed high school start time survey questions. School board members made several suggested changes to the survey for transparency with the public. The survey does include three models for school start times.The next step is to open the survey window and distribute a revised survey to school and community stakeholders. Board members will review the survey results at a future board meeting to be determined.Use this link to view the survey reviewed during the work session.Here are the current bell times:High School 7:10 – 7:30 a.m. 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.Elementary School 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.Middle School 9:30 a.m. 3:50 – 4:06 p.m. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSOrange County Public Schools Previous articleBowling Team receives National Championship RingsNext articleAnuvia Plant Nutrients Raises $23 Million in Equity Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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So long AOL Instant Messenger

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAmerica OnlineInstant Messengerthe conversation.com Previous article6 Steps to a Happy Holiday of Healthy Eating FoodNext articleAnother Wekiva River adventure Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate AIM brought instant messaging to the masses, teaching skills for modern communicationToward the mid-1990s, America Online (by then going by its nickname, AOL) was the company through which most Americans accessed the internet. As many as half of the CD-ROMs produced at the time bore the near-ubiquitous AOL logo, offering early computer users the opportunity to surf the internet for a flat fee – at the time, US$19.99 for unlimited monthly access.With nearly half of U.S.-based internet traffic flowing through AOL, the stage was set for a social evolution of sorts that shifted our collective relationship with technology and each other. AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM, was launched in May 1997 as a way for AOL users to chat each other in real time, via text.The service’s Dec. 15 shutdown was announced, notably, on a new real-time text communication channel, Twitter. That is just one testament to AIM’s lasting effects on how people use technology to connect today.Interaction, in privateAIM provided a space for discreet real-time interaction, with a layer of privacy not necessarily afforded by the home phone. In 1997, mobile phones were still remarkably expensive (the Nokia 6160 cost about $900 and the Motorola StarTAC cost nearly $1,000) and most could not send text messages. A few savvy tech users used pager-speak to communicate “143” (“I love you”) to their partners; a few others learned how romantic an email can be. But technology-based interactions were limited; they didn’t allow for real-time connection and required access to a landline (if you were on the road, likely a payphone) and a computer terminal.The login page from AIM.com, indicating the platform’s closure on Dec. 15, 2017 – complete with the author’s screen name, first established in 1997 when he was in high school. As of late November, none of his 150+ contacts was logged in. Nicholas Bowman/WVU, CC BY-NDAIM’s debut let friends and family connect in real time through their personal computers. Today, people might debate the proper balance between screentime and facetime in a society in which screens are seemingly everywhere. Yet communication research shows that screentime can complement rather than take away from facetime. For instance, scholars such as sociologist danah boyd argue that these venues were (and are still) critical for teenagers, who used AIM as a private space to engage each other and explore their own identities. For boyd, communication technologies have provided teens with ways to socialize with each other away from structured adult supervision – something that today’s children find increasingly difficult.Screen names and social interactionWhile certainly not the first form of social interaction online, AIM established for many people one of the most critical elements of online identity: the screen name. In a text-only environment, screen names provide some of the only identifying cues for users and become the user’s embodied identity. Through these screen names, the AIM space felt like a social one, populated with real people and personalities rather than cold screens and text. In fact, many people still use their AIM screen name for other social media services, and many more became skilled at creating and maintaining more than one screen name.Unlike face-to-face conversations, technologies such as AIM also allowed conversations to persist on-screen, both in the short term (during the chat) and in the long term (as an archived chat). This can affect how people see themselves, as well as their friends – as users revisit ongoing conversations, they can adapt their language (and even their self-presentation) accordingly.Communication, sans cuesWhen it became popular, the text-only nature of AIM seemed anathema to social interaction – after all, how could people communicate emotions and feelings via text, stripped of the nonverbal cues (such as facial expressions and touch) that are so critical to human communication? People didn’t make the connection to the fact that it’s fairly common to have in-person interactions disrupted by nonverbal cues – such as when someone’s facial expressions don’t match the content of the conversation.Early consensus about communication technology assumed that because the technologies didn’t have nonverbal communication cues, they would be less effective for communication. Tntdj, CC BYCommunication scholar Joseph Walther theorized that a reason communication technologies such as AIM were capable of fostering meaningful social interaction is that users are able to overcome the lack of nonverbals. In fact, he says, systems like AIM made it easier to form relationships online, because people might be less critical or judgmental of each other, knowing that some social cues were missing – and focus more on the words of the conversation itself.AIM is also where many people first saw and used emojis (then still called emoticons) to convey emotional context around ambiguous texts – adding a smiley or a frown-face to clarify what’s meant by a message such as “waiting for you to arrive.”The platform also proved fertile for the development of text-speak abbreviations to save keystrokes – the sorts of “LOL” and “BRB” notes now ubiquitous in smartphone texting. While some feared that teenagers’ use of techno-gibberish would damage their language development, today’s millennials are reading more than any other generation. This use of language suggests they may have more – not less – sophisticated communications skills.AIM as a legacy technologyAs AIM shuts down at the end of 2017, the program can fairly call itself a success. It provided the earliest widespread platform for real-time text-based chat, honing users’ skills for the eventual adoption of smartphone-based texting and microblogs like Twitter. Indeed, as AOL’s own statement about the shutdown says, “The way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly changed” – in large part because of AIM.Of course, for technology buffs still looking toward bygone technologies, another cue-lean, relational technology introduced in 1997 is making a comeback: The Tamagotchi digital pocket pets were re-released in November. Otherwise, those looking to revisit AIM after its closure might consider the video game “Emily is Away” to play through an interactive scenario with their high school bestie. 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Good news for Apopka home owners and contractors: Orange Co. launches…

first_img The Anatomy of Fear From the Orange County Newsroom MechanicalAir Conditioning Change-out Final Inspection TAGSContractorsCOVID-19Division of Building Safetyhome ownersInspectionsOrange County GovernmentPermits Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleThe Farmworker Assoc. of Florida in Apopka gives away food to struggling families – tonight at 5pm Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ElectricalResidential UndergroundConcrete Encased/Footer Bond Orange County Division of Building Safety continues to advance the speed and efficiency of the permitting process by utilizing new technologies, including enhancements to the Fast Track Online Services permitting and development activity portal, hosting virtual meetings, launching an electronic plan submittal process, as well as offering interactive online trainings, tutorials and digital newsletters.For more information on permits through Orange County, visit: ocfl.net/PermitsLicenses. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here PlumbingIrrigationWater Heater Change-out Final InspectionRe-pipe LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img To keep individuals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Government’s Division of Building Safety will now offer remote permit inspections to licensed contractors and homeowners for residential and commercial properties in the region. Orange County Government has adapted quickly to a new workflow and has put in place new operational guidelines during this period to promote safety.Implementing remote inspections is consistent with Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ goal of streamlining the permitting process, CDC guidelines and operational recommendations provided by Orange County Government’s Economic Recovery Task Force.Remote inspections will be offered in 30-minute intervals throughout the day, between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. To request a remote inspection, applicants need to download the remote inspection form and ensure that a team member will be on site with a mobile device capable of video calls. A helpful link has been provided by the technology vendor to test the device to be used prior to the time of inspection to reduce the potential for delays. An app download is not required for this service.When requesting the inspection, the job site representative will select a day to conduct the inspection and choose three timeframes, in order of preference. The timeframes are filled in a first-come, first-serve basis.Inspection Types Currently Offered:BuildingWindows and Doors Final Inspection Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Julian White loses his head and tries to take off Malcolm O’Kellys

first_imgSunday Jan 20, 2008 Julian White loses his head and tries to take off Malcolm O’Kellys Leicester vs Leinster at Wellford Road yesterday turned out to be somewhat of a classic. A game full of incident and good rugby, it was marred by a few moments of insanity that are hard to comprehend.Big English front rower Julian White clearly lost his head after something must have been done to him deep in the trenches of the front row. He lost his cool completely, throwing a few airshots and then lining up big Malcolm O’Kelly and lauching a right hook that would have knocked most mere mortals to the ground.The human punch-bag O’kelly barely budged, and White got sent to the bin with nothing more than a yellow card. The citing commission is going to be busy this week.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 RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsThe 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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Simon Shaw gets a two week suspension following the third Test

first_imgMonday Jul 6, 2009 Simon Shaw gets a two week suspension following the third Test British & Irish Lions lock Simon Shaw has been suspended for two weeks following the third and final Test against South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday.Shaw, whos had a fantastic tour at the age of 35, clumbsily fell with his knees into the back on Springbok scrumhalf Fourie Du Preez.Assistant Referee Vinny Munroe recommended a yellow card to Ref Stuart Dickinson. Shaw spent ten minutes on the sideline.The England second rower appeared before judicial officer Alan Hudson at a hearing on Sunday and was found guilty of dangerous play. Incidentally, Hudson is the same official who was involved in both the Schalk Burger, and Bakkies Botha suspensions.With the Lions tour over and the domestic season not due to start until August, Shaws ban will commence on 9 August and finish on 22 August.While many will feel that a yellow card was sufficient punishment, Shaws dangerous knee into the back caused pain and discomfort to Du Preez, who stayed on but struggled, and was later replaced by Ruan Pienaar.The precedent seems to have been set, as judiciary officers appear to now be taking the outcome of misdemeanours into account. :: Related Posts :: Simon Shaw red carded for knee in back in 2004 Time: 01:28ADVERTISEMENT 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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The Top 10 ‘Out of Africa’ Moments of All Time

first_imgSaturday Sep 28, 2013 The Top 10 ‘Out of Africa’ Moments of All Time This weekend the biggest clash of the Rugby Championship is arguably the game between the Springboks and the Wallabies in Cape Town. Over the years there have been some great moments taking place in South African rugby, so Sean Maloney and crew pay tribute to them with this extended Top 10 Out of Africa moments.The guys at Rugby HQ in Australia have trawled their archives and come up with some classic clips, both humourous and great to watch for the quality of rugby.Office Jannie, who you’ll remember from their recent #BeatTheBoks campaign, makes a return to show Maloney and Nathan Sharpe all they need to know about braaing borewors and sosaties.Then we get right into it, focussing on some of the most memorable moments in recent years.Some of the clips on show include Robbie Fleck’s howler against the Sharks in 2001, Bryan Habana’s wonder try (scored from the restart after scoring another try) in 2005, lock Victor Matfield’s chip and chase, and Stirling Mortlock’s great winning kick from the touchline in 2000.Below is part one but in the next segment, which is the actual Top 5, we have more great tries and funny moments, and one that British & Irish Lions fans might not want to watch. Fair to say it could be a bit of a dig from the good folk in Australia.View part two of this enjoyable feature, the Top 5 Out of Africa MomentsPart Two brings us the Top 5 moments, according to Rugby HQ in AustraliaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Top 5 compilations Related Articles 240 WEEKS AGO The Top 5 Biggest Hits of the Year 242 WEEKS AGO The Top 5 BLOOPERS of the Year! 244 WEEKS AGO Powerful Top 5 ‘Tongan Thor’ 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 TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Scott Higginbotham pleads innocence but red card wrecks Reds opener

first_imgFriday Feb 23, 2018 Scott Higginbotham pleads innocence but red card wrecks Reds opener The Queensland Reds had a nightmare start to their Super Rugby campaign as they lost a man after just ten minutes, leading to a heavy 45-19 loss at the hands of the Melbourne Rebels. Scott Higginbotham had a match to forget after he made this tackle early on.After consultation with the TMO, referee Brendon Pickerill summed things up and opted to send the Reds skipper off after his dangerous shoulder charge to the head of ball carrier Matt Phillip.31-year-old Higginbotham argued that Phillip had been falling into the tackle, but the amount of force used and the lack of arms in the challenge meant that Pickerill was left with the choice between a lenient yellow or a sterner red, as per World Rugby directives on contact with the head.“It was a violent incident, and they had a good look at it. You can’t go high,” said Fox Sports commentator Greg Martin at the break. “If he didn’t hit him in the head with a shoulder, he wouldn’t have got a red card.”Shortly after that, the Reds were down to 13 men after second rower Lukhan Tui (see below) picked up and dumped former Reds halfback Will Genia into the turf. That might have looked like a more clear cut red card, but Pickerall opted for a yellow card only on that occasion. With the Reds down on numbers for most of the match, they did well to lead at the break, but then Genia’s side took control and ended up scoring seven tries to three, for a comfortable opening round win.UPDATE: Higginbotham has been suspended for 3 weeks. Tui will face his hearing on Tuesday.The Lukhan Tui incident:credit: sanzaar/rugbypassADVERTISEMENT 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 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: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Player suffers horrific injury as boot slices through his scalp

first_imgFriday Mar 29, 2019 Player suffers horrific injury as boot slices through his scalp A Randalstown Rugby Club flanker suffered a horrific head injury this week, leading to him stopping with rugby immediately and urging all other rugby players to consider the benefits of using head gear when playing. WARNING: The following images are graphic so please be warned and click away now if you’d rather not see an open head wound. ADVERTISEMENTJust ten minutes into a vital Kukri Championship 2 league game against Clogher Valley on Tuesday, Randalstown flanker Kyle Hetherington says he got into an awkward position in a tackle and the opposition player’s boot sliced right down the side of his head.“I put my hand on my head then I started going into shock a bit… I can remember the screams to stop the game from the opposition players,” 27-year-old Kyle told us.The boot sliced through his scalp, causing immediate concern on the field. He says he lost a huge amount of blood and nearly passed out a few times.After being treated, he had received 20 staples, 4 stitches beneath the surface, and 4 stitches over. He also had paper stitches on his eyebrow.Hetherington says that he has decided to retire from rugby, after having now permanantly lost feeling in that part of his skull.ADVERTISEMENT“It scared the shit out of me to be honest. I literally thought I was going to die every time I almost passed out because of the amount of blood I lost! I was very unwell at the time. And the fact that I have lost feeling in my head has freaked me out.”While he says that he doesn’t know if the other player was using blades or had metal studs on his boots, he now strongly advises players to consider using scrum caps.“I am now an advocate for scrum caps. I think the way it happened, any stud or blade could have done that damage. I think its important to see why head gear is important. I had never seen the importance, now im trying to get everyone to wear one. With a scrum cap this wouldn’t have happened.”ADVERTISEMENTOn hanging up his boots, he said he’s not upset but disappointed that he didn’t go out on his own terms.“I always knew it would be a major injury that would finish me. I have had broken noses, wrists and thumbs this past year alone, and I keep coming back.“I still love the sport and always will. I’ll be down watching tomorrow and next Wednesday night to see the season close and I’ll do the same next year. My mind is made up but would love to get into coaching.”We wish Kyle all the best with his recovery! 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: She Removes 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

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Bermingham House / ENSITU

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/376644/bermingham-house-ensitu Clipboard Year:  Area:  480 m² Area:  480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Bermingham House / ENSITUSave this projectSaveBermingham House / ENSITUSave this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutHouses•Gamboa, Panama Year:  2009 Bermingham House / ENSITU CopySave this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutRecommended ProductsFastenersFastmount®Panel Fastener – Very Low ProfileFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®Wood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminatePorcelain StonewareGrespaniaWood-Look Porcelain tiles – FustaText description provided by the architects. In 2005 we were engaged by the clients to design this single family residence in the small town of Gamboa, midway along the Panama Canal between Panama City to the south and Colon to the north. The new house was to be built on the remains of a multi- family residential structure that had been irretrievably damaged during the U.S. invasion of Panama in 1989 when it had been occupied by National Guard troops; of the original three story concrete and wood building only the concrete post and beam ground floor structure had survived. In addition to considering the requirements of a family of five we were asked to think about how to make the house work with minimal mechanical cooling systems and glazing in a tropical environment where such artefacts are generally considered to be essential. Save this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutGiven the large footprint of the original structure, we decided that the new living quarters should occupy only one quarter of the available structure, with the remaining seventy five percent given over to ancillary functions and open air courtyards. The various programmatic components of the house have been arranged on three levels. On the ground floor the main entrances, children’s rooms, garage, work shop, storage and laundry room are arranged around two garden courtyards, while the living and dining room, kitchen, outdoor decks, swimming pool and hot bath are located on the second level, with the parent’s master bedroom suite on the third floor. This latter space opens on to the double height living/ dining room and from the bedroom balcony the canal and passing ships can be seen in the distance at the edge of the town.Save this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutIn response to the client’s original request, the building employs passive climate control strategies throughout. The ground floor perimeter of the building has been enclosed with solid and fixed louvered walls that allow cross ventilation through the open air courtyards which have been planted with shade trees and ground cover to assist in the natural cooling of the building. The upper two levels of the house are clad with fixed teak panels, operable louvers and sliding louvered and screen doors that can be adjusted to capture daylight and prevailing north breezes or to protect against rain and insects.  Floors are exposed river pebble aggregate concrete on the ground level and wood on the upper levels, both inside and out. Together with the hipped galvalume roof, double height cross ventilated main living space and shade gardens, the thick wood louver sections of the facades effectively reduce interior temperatures and humidity, creating as a result a surprisingly comfortable micro- climate. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessPrague National Gallery Entrance Hall / Mateo ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsMedia Library of Montauban / Colboc Franzen & AssociésSelected Projects Share Architects: ENSITU Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Panama “COPY” Photographs:  Sylvia Grunhut+ 31 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/376644/bermingham-house-ensitu Clipboard CopyAbout this officeENSITUOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGamboaHousesPanamaPublished on May 26, 2013Cite: “Bermingham House / ENSITU” 26 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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