GVC to enhance RG efforts in US with RG24seven

first_img21st September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Read the full story on iGB North America. As part of the new agreement, Lycka has been named chair of RG24seven’s advisory board, which meets three times a year to discuss content, contributors, partnerships and charitable distributions. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Responsible gambling “It’s vital our employees know how Responsible Gaming can affect our patrons as well as our businesses. RG24seven is enabling GVC to provide the best in class RG training to our employees,” GVC’s director of regulator affairs and trustee of the GVC Foundation US, Martin Lycka, said. GVC will also be able to use RG24seven’s solutions to track, measure and monitor which of its staff have undertaken the training and to see if they understand the concepts of responsible gambling. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img GVC Holdings has joined forces with responsible gambling training platform RG24seven to deliver specialist education to its staff in the US. GVC to enhance RG efforts in US with RG24seven Email Address Under the arrangement, RG24seven will provide a range of responsible gambling training to GVC’s employees working across the US market. Topics: Social responsibility Responsible gambling Regions: USlast_img read more

Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgZimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Brexit! 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy in my ISA to retire on

first_imgForget Brexit! 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy in my ISA to retire on Royston Wild | Friday, 24th January, 2020 | More on: BNZL TUI See all posts by Royston Wild It’s quite likely that TUI Travel (LSE: TUI) should thrive in spite of ongoing Brexit-related tension. I’ve spoken before how imminent trade negotiations with the European Union, and the fallout of such talks, could hamper the UK economy in 2020 and potentially beyond.But TUI’s geographic wingspan is broad and this should protect it against any catastrophic Brexit consequences for domestic economic conditions. Besides, the failure of Thomas Cook last autumn should also support UK revenues even if broader consumer spending patterns slump. The removal of this key rival in the package holiday space certainly provides excellent long-term opportunities.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In fact, City analysts expect earnings momentum to pick up soon at the FTSE 100 firm. An 11% bottom-line rise is expected for the fiscal year to September 2019. And estimates improve to 26% for the following financial period.With these perky predictions come tips that dividends will keep heading northwards too, resulting in jumbo yields of 4.2% and 4.9% for fiscal 2019 and 2020 respectively. Combine this with a low forward P/E ratio of 10 times and I reckon TUI is a steal at current prices.Strength in depthI consider Bunzl (LSE: BNZL) to be another brilliant stock pick despite the threat of more Brexit uncertainty. In fact, I consider it to be one of the best defensive stocks in times of geopolitical and macroeconomic turbulence like these.The support services business operates all over the globe — it trades in 31 countries, in fact — although its single-largest market is the US. It generates 58% of group revenues from the North American territory.  This compares with the less-than-15% that it sources from the UK and Ireland.It also provides a range of goods that are essential for everyday life, from food packaging and hard hats to bandages and carrier bags. And it supplies to a broad range of sectors. These are qualities that give its earnings-making capabilities another layer of protection. Indeed, Bunzl estimates that almost three-quarters of total turnover comes from what it describes as “resilient” sectors.Strong and stableFresh trading numbers released last month proved just how durable the FTSE 100 share is. Back then it alluded to the “slowing underlying revenue growth” it has endured of late on account of “mixed macroeconomic and market conditions.” As well as Brexit, of course, revenues have been hit on rising fears over global growth, concerns exacerbated by trade tensions between the US and China.But despite these issues, Bunzl said that it expected sales to have risen between 2% and 3% in 2019. It’s this sort of resilience that has seen profits charge broadly higher over the past quarter of a century, and the business has hiked dividends every year for 26 years as a result. And City brokers expect dividends to keep rising over the medium term. This results in inflation-beating yields of 2.5% and 2.6% for 2020 and 2021 respectively.There are bigger yields out there, sure, as well as better-looking shares on a value basis. At current prices Bunzl carries a forward P/E ratio of 16.6 times. But the prospect of sustained profits and dividend growth still makes it a brilliant buy right now. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Royston Wild owns shares of Bunzl. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

What’s going on with the NIO share price?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. What’s going on with the NIO share price? I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address The NIO (NYSE:NIO) share price had a fairly volatile journey last week. Despite it falling nearly 10% by Thursday, the US stock recovered almost all of this decline on Friday. But what’s causing this rollercoaster-like behaviour? And does this electric vehicle manufacturing company belong in my portfolio? Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 17th May, 2021 | More on: NIO “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The fluctuating NIO share priceRecently, there has been a mixed bag of news surrounding NIO, which appears to be causing the volatility in its share price. Vehicle deliveries for the 2021 first quarter did increase by around 420% year-on-year. However, the management team has stated that the ongoing semiconductor shortage is impeding its ability to ramp up production volumes. As such, guidance for total deliveries in the second quarter indicate a figure between 21,000 and 22,000 vehicles.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This is approximately double what was achieved in Q2 of 2020. But on a quarterly basis, it’s a lacklustre growth rate of 5% to 10%. Given that NIO’s share price is being primarily driven by future production expectations, I’m not surprised to see the share price suffer on the news. But on Friday, the stock made a U-turn. So what happened?The China Passenger Car Association published new data that revealed some troubling signs of vehicle sales for its largest competitor, Tesla. As a result, NIO became the best-selling electric vehicle brand for SUVs in China last month. Across its ES6, EC6, and ES8 models, the firm sold 7,102 vehicles, equating to roughly 23% of Chinese market share. Needless to say, this is an impressive achievement given the unfavourable operating environment. And so, seeing the NIO share price jump back up is not that surprising to me.Looking aheadThe demand for electric vehicles continues to surge as the world reduces its reliance on fossil fuels. In fact, according to a report from Deloitte, electric vehicles sales are estimated to reach 31.1m by 2030. Comparing that to the 3m electric vehicles sold last year, manufacturers like NIO have enormous growth potential. And with China accounting for more than 40% of the market, the firm looks like it’s in a powerful position based on its latest achievements.However, as promising as NIO’s progress has been, I have some reservations about its share price. Since the start of 2021, the stock is down by around 37.5%. But over the last 12 months, it’s still up by 870%, placing its market capitalisation at $55bn.By comparison, total revenue for 2020 was around $2.5bn, yielding a high price-to-sales ratio of 22. Analyst forecasts expect sales to increase to $8.6bn this year, making the valuation look more palatable. However, it also implies that the NIO share price is primarily driven by shareholder expectations rather than existing underlying performance. Combining that with the fact that NIO is unprofitable does add a considerable level of risk. At least, I think so.Some final thoughtsThe semiconductor shortage is ultimately a short-term problem. And as demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, I believe that NIO can become a leading manufacturer within Chinese markets. The valuation is by no means cheap. But the growth potential that lies ahead may be worth paying the premium. And so, I would consider adding this business to my portfolio. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in NIO Inc. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended NIO Inc. 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 Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury, Nigerian president pray during visit

first_img Submit a Press Release Posted Jun 4, 2014 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing June 5, 2014 at 1:46 am While I appreciate the Archbishop’s pastoral call on President Goodluck and am concerned about the abduction of the Nigerian school girls, The Archbishop had the opportunity to speak with President goodluck about the persecution of gay men and women by the Nigerian government. God love is not selective and neither should the Archbishop’s concern for safety and justice be. Comments are closed. Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Nathaniel Queen says: Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Africa, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments (2) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Leonardo Ricardo says: Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA Archbishop of Canterbury June 5, 2014 at 8:20 pm Thank you. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is poised to offer/deliver pastoral CARE and HOPE to ALL Anglicans and others…will he or only appear at human disasters and vile atrocities selectively? 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 Pittsburgh, PA 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 Anglican Communion, Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Archbishop of Canterbury, Nigerian president pray during visit New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby made a last minute visit to Nigeria June 4 to offer his heartfelt sympathy for the recent events affecting the country, including the recent bombings in Jos and the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls who have now been missing for almost two months.The archbishop paid a pastoral call on President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja to express his personal pain and condolence about the ongoing terrorism affecting parts of North Nigeria. The archbishop, the president, and the primate of Nigeria, the Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, then prayed privately together.The archbishop, who has visited Nigeria on many occasions – including Jos and other parts of Northern Nigeria, where he worked while leading the reconciliation work at Coventry Cathedral – has previously condemned the abduction of the schoolgirls, calling it an atrocious and inexcusable act, and urging for them to be released immediately and unharmed. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

ABCD method offers transformation to communities, lives

first_img Comments are closed. By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 28, 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Susan W. Morrison says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (1) Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 4, 2016 at 7:45 pm This ties in to a lesson I learned over 50 years ago at a Cultural Change class at UC Berkeley: Do a thorough needs assessment of the community you wish to help by asking them what their needs are. The example that I remember was Peace Corps volunteers who thought the priority need for a community in India was a sewer system. But the community’s priority was a mosque. So they got the mosque. Afterwards, they got the sanitation system. Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Myra B. Garnes, Diocese of Long Island canon for youth and young adult ministries, left, and the Rev. Diane Higgins-Shaffer, a deacon in the Diocese of Oregon, work on a team-building exercise during a Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development facilitator formation workshop June 13-16. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Federal Way, Washington] A new tool being used by a growing number of Episcopal Church congregations invites Episcopalians to shift their approach to mission work: Don’t rush in to assess needs in order to devise programs to meet those needs; instead listen, build relationships, find each other’s gifts and discern how to use those gifts to build up the community together.“ABCD is an approach that asks us to look at and approach the world differently,” the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson told a recent Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development workshop in the Seattle area.“It’s not our job to get from scarcity to abundance; that’s God’s job. God’s given us what we need in every circumstance, in every place,” said Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries. “God has given us enough and if we offer that gift to God, God makes it into abundance.”This is not naiveté or a Pollyannaish attitude about the problems facing people and communities, he said: ABCD is “not simply about feeding the hungry or housing the homeless; it’s developing the capacity of the community to provide the environment for opportunity for all.”The work is about cultivating a space where everyone knows that they are loved and respected because they are children of God and have “the ability not to be served but to give away their gifts in service” to their communities, he said. ABCD turns away from the quick fix towards long-term transformation.Stevenson said ABCD work is more like pilgrimage than it is tourism – that is, those who would “do outreach” with a community need to arrive as pilgrims willing to be vulnerable and willing to be taught by the members of the community to which they have come.It is easy to get pulled into the belief that only certain people with their access to specific assets such as money can do something about the world’s problems, Sean McConnell, senior director for engagement at Episcopal Relief & Development, which co-sponsors the workshops with the Episcopal Church, told the Seattle workshop participants.McConnell said that Episcopal Relief & Development staffers view communities they work with around the world as being filled with people who are hopeful that their communities can be better despite some obvious deficits. “The key to it is hope,” he said.The Rev. Bill Osborne, Diocese of Spokane, lower left; Suzy Ward, Diocese of San Joaquin, upper left; Allan Miles, Diocese of Oregon, upper right; and Candice Corrigan, Diocese of Olympia, lower right, build an asset map of the Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way, Washington, the meeting place of the June Called to Transformation facilitator formation workshop for Asset-Based Community Development. Asset mapping is an ABCD technique to discover a community’s resources. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceOne initial step in the ABCD process involves mapping the assets of a community and the people in it – ranging from people to land, buildings to faith, money to relationships and political influence to passions – rather than tracking their needs and deficits, he said.Mapping only the needs of a community, McConnell warned, results in categorical funding that forces people to compete for money in a way that gets in the way of building relationships and instead fosters cycles of dependency and hopelessness. An asset map provides a path towards creatively envisioning how to use abundance to achieve goals and imagine new forms of ministry.One example of ABCD in action that workshop participants learn from is the 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center in northwest Denver, Colorado. The center grew out of the mission and ministry of Our Merciful Savior Episcopal Church and in 2013 found itself serving fewer people while struggling with finances. Lelanda Lee, vice chair of the center’s board and a former member of the Episcopal Church Executive Council who had helped other parts of the church use ABCD, suggested using its methods to engage people in the neighborhood to envision the center’s future.The initial process took a year and, as Lee told the Seattle workshop participants via a video, showed the participants that the work of ABCD is an ongoing process of ongoing community engagement, conversation, reflection, and reengagement.The very act of asking questions about people’s hopes for their community and the gifts that they could bring to realizing those dreams began to change both the people and the community, participants said. The center learned that it was an acknowledged neutral party and leader in the community that could continue to be a convener of conversations to foster relationships between the many voices in the neighborhood.Details of the 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center’s ABCD pilot project and its insights are here.Twenty-seven clergy and lay people from across the Episcopal Church joined six staff people at of the Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way, Washington, June 13-16 for a Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development facilitator formation workshop. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServicePutting ABCD methods to workThe Rev. Hunter Ruffin and the Rev. Janet Tidwell are strong advocates of asset-based community development methods.For Tidwell, one of seven Diocese of Atlanta members who attended an earlier Called to Transformation workshop in Denver, ABCD begins with turning around people’s assumptions about the efficacy and direction of their mission work. The implied question it asks about the ministry they may be engaged in, she said, is: “It’s working for you but is it working for those people you are trying to work with?”Tidwell, one of the diocese’s two archdeacons, has learned that people in perceived need hope for relationships with other people who will stay in contact with them rather than simply to be the recipients of charity work from people who eventually leave. ABCD also opens up the opportunity for people to give back to their communities rather than depending solely on help from the outside.That approach, both Tidwell and Ruffin said, challenges many an outreach committee.“You really have to sell this idea to parishes,” Tidwell said, because they’ve been working under the paradigm that members go to a community, tell the residents what they need and give it to them. “It’s important for people to understand that this is not a new Band-Aid,” she said.The Rev. Sue Thompson, Diocese of Olympia, and Spencer Cantrell, a Diocese of East Tennessee student at General Theological Seminary, work on a team-building exercise during a June 13-16 Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development facilitator formation workshop. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAnd, someone going to an ABCD workshop will not come home with a well-developed/sequential plan to do parish and community outreach, she warned. What they will bring home are some ideas about how to start getting to know a community and building the sort of trust that allows that community to bring its gifts to bear.Ruffin, who will soon celebrate his first year as a priest and is associate for mission and outreach at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas, agreed that turning to ABCD work means turning away from many attitudes and assumptions about outreach. It is especially true, he said, in a parish such as St. Michael and All Angels, which has the resources to “just decide to do something and do it almost overnight.”After attending a Called to Transformation workshop in St. Louis, Ruffin began working with the parish’s mission and outreach leadership team, which is charged with helping discern where God is calling St. Michael’s to be in the wider community.“What we’re having to do is dig people out of their own trenches,” he said, because as in nearly every parish, “people are really tied to their outreach.” The work is not to criticize their efforts but to help them disconnect enough from them to ask questions about their effectiveness, Ruffin said.Working outwardly from that group to vestry and with the whole parish, Ruffin is helping lead a process of gifts and asset mapping. Eventually he hopes that Pentecost will be the focus of the budding idea that “money is not the only currency that we have to exchange,” and instead the valuable currency is gifts of many kinds offered in the service with others.His advice to other would-be ABCD practitioners? Don’t come looking for the next new thing in ministry; instead, come looking for ways to “genuinely empower your parish to recognize its giftedness within the larger community” and be prepared to go slowly and get push-back.Also, Ruffin said, be prepared for the “countercultural voice to say ‘slow down, pray, listen, repeat’.”Shape of the workshopsCalled to Transformation is a partnership between the Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development. The workshops are designed to train leaders in methods and tools to enhance local ministry and mission to work not only in their own communities but to be facilitators for other communities that would benefit from the approach.The Rev. Joshua Kingsley, Diocese of Oregon, right, and Greg Rhodes, Diocese of Olympia, share lunch in the urban garden at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle during the June Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshop. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceParticipants generally gather the first evening for an opening Eucharist and other introductory work. The workshop’s first full day is, in Stevenson’s words, a big ABCD information dump, coupled with individual and group exercises to begin working with the methodology’s concepts, especially the idea of mapping a community’s assets. Participants spend most of the second full day traveling around the local community to visit organizations – both secular and faith-based – that have used ABCD to shape their work. The workshop concludes with a half-day session centered on beginning to design a plan to implement an Asset-Based Community Development project back home.Two more ABCD Called to Transformation workshops are scheduled for 2016. Registration is open for an Aug. 8-11 session at Nashotah House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The final session is set for Sept. 19-22 t the Bosque Center, Diocese of Rio Grande, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Registration is open here.Read more about itThe Called to Transformation website has a number of resources here.The website’s online toolkit and facilitator formation process were developed by the Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development with assistance from the Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South.Episcopal Relief & Development has an explanation of how it uses ABCD methods, along with some stories illustrating its use, here. – The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service.A previous version of this story incorrectly placed St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. It is located in Dallas, Texas. Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Asset-Based Community Development Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC ABCD method offers transformation to communities, lives Asset-Based Community Development builds on gifts not scarcity 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 Martinsville, VA last_img read more

Los diputados coinciden con los obispos en aprobar por unanimidad…

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI General Convention 2018, Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Por Lynette WilsonPosted Jul 12, 2018 Los diputados coinciden con los obispos en aprobar por unanimidad la admisión de Cuba Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN La presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda Gay Clark Jennings, le da la bienvenida el 11 de julio a la obispa de Cuba, Griselda Delgado del Carpio, y a la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba, en la Iglesia Episcopal. El Rdo. Gerardo Lojildes, esposo de Delgado, sostiene una bandera de EE.UU., y Mayelin Aqueda, presidente de las Mujeres Episcopales de Cuba, sostiene una bandera cubana. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] “Bienvenidos a casa”, dijo la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, luego de que los diputados aprobaran por unanimidad coincidir con la Cámara de Obispos y admitir a la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba como una diócesis.Luego [del período] de testimonios, que se redujo porque nadie firmó para testificar en contra de admitir la diócesis, Jennings pidió un momento de silencio antes de la histórica votación. La Diócesis de Cuba va a ser parte de la II Provincia, que incluye diócesis de Nueva York y Nueva Jersey en Estados Unidos, así como Haití y las Islas Vírgenes.Inmediatamente después de la votación en la Cámara de Obispos el 10 de julio, la obispa de Cuba, Griselda Delgado del Carpio, se sentó en la Cámara de Obispos. Inmediatamente después de la votación del 11 de julio, el Rdo Gerardo Lojildes, que además de su ministerio supervisa la construcción del Campamento Blankingship en Cuba, y Mayelin Aqueda, presidente de las Mujeres Episcopales en Cuba, ocuparon sus asientos como diputados entre las diócesis de Venezuela y Puerto Rico.Luego de la votación y de una prolongada ovación de pie, Jennings invitó a Delgado a hablarle a la Cámara. “Ahora mismo siento que el Espíritu Santo está soplando en toda esta Convención y que se está moviendo: está moviéndose aquí para todos nosotros, para que trabajemos con él en este mundo tan difícil, para estar seguros de que respondemos a las necesidades de este mundo”, dijo Delgado en español a través de un intérprete.“Nos reunimos así en convención, para poner nuestra familia en orden; eso es lo que hay detrás. Y esto se hace para que podamos acoger a todos”Más noticias de las decisiones de la 79ª. Convención General para admitir a la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba como una diócesis vinculada a la II Provincia se encuentran aquí.– Lynette Wilson es reportera y jefa de redacción de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Washington, DC General Convention, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 last_img read more

Apopka Weekly Arrest Report

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Apopka Police Department Arrest Report ~ January 17 – January 23The Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics for the week ending January 23rd:Calls For Service           1462Traffic Citations                 55Crash Reports                   24In addition, the Apopka Police Department reported 10 arrests for the week ending January 23rd.  One juvenile was arrested.Arrested and charged were 7 adults from Apopka, 1 adult from Orlando, 1 adult from Altamonte Springs and 1 juvenile from Apopka.All of the arrests are listed here:BARCO, LUCIO ANTONIO (28) of APOPKA  – Aggravated BatteryDONAHUE, DANIEL (34) of APOPKA  – Multiple charges including Drug PossessionFAIRCLOTH, GEORGE (39) of APOPKA  – Drug PossessionGIMONDO, DANIEL (57) of APOPKA  – Aggravated BatteryLESPERANCE, KERVIN JEAN (28) of APOPKA  – Multiple charges including Aggravated BatteryPEREZ SANCHEZ, JOSE ANTONIO (69) of ORLANDO  – Multiple charges including Possession of Animal for FightingRAMOS TORIBIO, EDY DOMINGO DE JESU (49) of ALTAMONTE SPRINGS  – Multiple charges including Possession of Animal for FightingTIMMONS, GEORGE EDWARDJR (31) of APOPKA  – BatteryWILLIAMS, FLOYD H (55) of APOPKA  – ShopliftingJUVENILE (17) of APOPKA  – Multiple charges including Grand Theft of Motor VehicleArrest report details provided by the Apopka Police Department LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous articleState of Florida seeks top student chefNext articleGospel Festival returning to Apopka Claire Haslett RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

U.S. calls Europe to arms against China, Russia

first_imgThe author’s Art of War column published in the Italian web daily, Il Manifesto, March 9. Translation: John Catalinotto.The EU-China Agreement on investments, signed Dec. 30 by the European Commission, may be rejected by members of the European Parliament on the grounds that Beijing violates human rights. This is the pretext behind which the real reason is hidden: the growing pressure exerted by the United States on Europe to create a coalition against China.Washington’s strategy — from Barack Obama to Donald Trump and now to Joe Biden — is one of “containment” of China, whose growth challenges the world economic order, dominated up to now by the United States and the major Western powers.It is the multinationals and other U.S. and European companies that have been relocating much of their production to China for decades, making huge profits. However, China has not simply remained the “factory of the world,” where people go to produce because labor costs less. It has developed its own production and technology and, on this basis, projects such as the New Silk Road.Now in an advanced stage of implementation, the New Silk Road consists of a road-and-rail network between China and Europe through Central Asia, the Middle East and Russia, combined with a sea route through the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. Over $1 trillion in investment is planned for road, rail and port infrastructure in more than 60 countries.Within this framework, China has become Russia’s main trading partner. Economic relations between the two countries have expanded, especially after the sanctions imposed by the United States and the EU on Russia, with Russia-China trade exceeding $100 billion per year and growing.U.S.-China trade is still six times larger. But, since many products on the U.S. market are manufactured in China by U.S. multinationals or supplied by Chinese companies, the United States has a deficit in bilateral trade of over $300 billion annually. There has also been a collapse in Chinese investment in the U.S. for productive purposes, which has dropped by 90% in three years (from $46.5 to $4.8 billion), while U.S. investment in China has remained at around $13 billion per year.At the same time, China’s share of U.S. debt of over $27 trillion has declined from 14% in 2011 to 5% in 2020. What’s an even more serious problem for Washington is that the U.S. dollar share of China’s foreign exchange reserves has fallen in four years from 79% to 59% and that China is seeking alternative currencies to the dollar to use in international trade.Unable to halt this process that may put an end to U.S. economic dominance of the world, Washington unsheathes its sword. Economic “containment” morphs into military “containment.”Admiral Phil Davidson, who heads the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (whose area of responsibility covers China and 35 other countries), has asked Congress for more than $27 billion over five years to build a curtain of missile bases and satellite systems around China, including a constellation of radar on space platforms.In a March 3 talk at the State Department, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken  said the U.S. had a “need to engage China from a position of strength.” (pbs.org, March 3)At the Munich Security Conference Feb. 19, NATO Secretary General [Jens] Stoltenberg accused China and Russia of disrupting the “international order” by “attempting to rewrite its rules to benefit their own interests.” He said that “The rise of China is a defining issue for the transatlantic community.”“This is why,” he said, “NATO should deepen our relationships with close partners, like Australia and Japan.” (nato.int, Feb. 19)This is a call to arms for the U.S. allies, not only against Russia in Europe but against China in Asia. The result is that Russia and China are strengthening their alliance on the military level.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Censorship reigns in Nord-Kivu areas under M23 rebel control

first_img May 24, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censorship reigns in Nord-Kivu areas under M23 rebel control Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders News News Fighting between M23 rebels and government forces has intensified near Goma, the capital of the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, since 20 May. As well as causing new civilian casualties, the clashes and the actions of some rebels are endangering many journalists and the availability of diverse, freely-reported news and information.Reporters Without Borders has conducted a series of interviews with Nord-Kivu journalists and has spoken by phone with two M23 officials, Bertrand Bisimwa, the rebel movement’s political leader, and René Abandi, who is in charge of its external affairs.“We deplore the civilian losses and destruction resulting from the resumption of hostilities and we are particularly worried about journalists, who are being prevented from working freely,” Reporters Without Borders said.“In territory controlled by the M23, the media are subject to threats, censorship, control of their editorial policies, occupation and sometimes abduction of their personnel. Journalism is threatened with extinction in this region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.” After abusive M23 behaviour towards the media began being reported in 2012, Reporters Without Borders asked the movement’s leaders to guarantee journalists the right to work without being exposed to threats and, in response, they did undertake to guarantee media freedom.Reporters Without Borders has reiterated this request by phone with Bisimwa and Abandi.“You cannot refuse without risking your life.”A radio editor told Reporters Without Borders: “M23 intelligence officers come to the office every evening and read all the stories. They are the ones who decide which stories we can broadcast and which ones we have to spike. You cannot refuse without risking your life.”When questioned about this, Abandi replied: “This is a big lie. We are the victims of false testimony. This country’s government is very good at organizing smear campaigns against us.”Referring to Bisimwa, he added: “Our movement is led by a former journalist, spokesman and press attaché. I can guarantee to you that we want free media, that we want our critics to be able to express themselves.”A radio journalist who fled to Kinshasa after being threatened in Nord-Kivu said a pro-rebel local official publicly told him: “You think that burning down your little radio station might give us a problem? We will see whether the Kabila government you are trying to defend comes to your rescue.”Intimidation, self-censorship and reduced informationSeveral radio stations such as Azur Radio TV and Radio Colombe in Kiwanja have closed or have stopped broadcasting certain kinds of news, and have had to temporarily lay off journalists. In areas where these radio stations are the only news outlets, the information available to the public has been reduced to the minimum.Radio Okapi, the UN-created radio that has its headquarters in Kinshasa, is the only station still able to operate properly.The situation of independent radio and TV stations and newspapers in Nord-Kivu has worsened alarmingly as a result of M23’s use of intimidation to get them to carry its propaganda. Reporters Without Borders has been reporting flagrant media freedom violations ever since the rebel movement gained in strength.Internal exile and threatsAt least 10 journalists, probably more, have abandoned their news media and fled the region where they worked in order to escape rebel harassment. Reporters Without Borders is very worried by this internal exile phenomenon. They flee to Goma or to other parts of the country including Kinshasa. Those that stay live in fear of a visit by M23 representatives.As well as being out of work and forced to live far from their families, these journalists are spied on and placed under surveillance by the Congolese government’s intelligence services, which suspect them of being M23 accomplices. So even in exile, they have to go into hiding.One of the worst cases is that of Radio Sauti ya Rutchuru manager Blaise Bahisha, who has been held for the past five weeks in Goma on suspicion of being an M23 supporter and spy. Reporters Without Borders is assisting him. to go further Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma News February 18, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica center_img Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Help by sharing this information February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian News February 16, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more