Consolidated Hallmark Insurance ( Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgConsolidated Hallmark Insurance ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Consolidated Hallmark Insurance ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Consolidated Hallmark Insurance ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (  2013 interim results for the third quarter.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileConsolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC) Plc is a general insurance company in Nigeria offering products for automotive, travel, fire, marine, home, personal, bonds and special risk cover. The company has taken a leadership role in the underwriting of key transactions in the aviation, oil and gas, marine cargo, hull and motor sectors. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Airways Limited ( 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (  2017 abridged results.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

CAL Bank Limited ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgCAL Bank Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about CAL Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

UK bank shares – worthy investments for 2021?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Ben Watson | Monday, 14th December, 2020 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 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. In the dim and distant past, it was always summer in the season of UK bank shares. Profits were large, growth was constant, and copious dividends were paid to hungry investors. They were the halcyon days of Barclays trading above 600p, Lloyds trading above 400p, and HSBC above 800p.In 2008, the financial crisis hit, and the days of wine and roses were over. Figures such as Bob Diamond and Fred Goodwin became targets for public ire, and scandals continued to loom large over the industry in the following decade. Libor manipulation, PPI mis-selling, and interest-rate hedging were all colossal own goals for the sector. Share prices end the decade close to lows for most of its constituents.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…2021 – A fresh start for UK bank shares?There is little doubt that banks will suffer a hangover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The industry will face a prolonged period of rock-bottom interest rates, and there will be significant provision for bad loans required. However, some banks are better placed than others to weather the storm.Bank of England Governer Andrew Bailey has given an update on banks resuming dividends this week, having previously banned payouts in March. Banks have not had to make provisions for bad debts that were as bad as initially thought. This may free up cash to return to investors and restart dividend payments, albeit under close scruitiny. The challenge for the UK banking sector is to keep a sustainable public image at a time of nationally high unemployment and companies like Debenhams and Arcadia folding. Potential investmentsOf all the UK bank shares, Barclays gives the soundest investment case, in my opinion. The investment bank has performed well this year, and is trading at a discount to other sector members. One positive outcome of the financial crisis was the stress tests that banks are now forced to conduct. As a result, Barclays are significantly better capitalised now. I also like their plans to provide an alternative to the likes of Hargreaves Lansdown with growth of their Smart Investor app. The bank has seen a 230% growth in customers using this platform in the last year.Barclays posted a profit before tax of £1.1bn in the third quarter. Comparisons with the previous year are skewed by the bank’s decision to include a £1.6bn PPI charge in the previous financial year, but it does at least show profitability. Since the financial crisis, Lloyds is a candidate for being the ultimate ‘jam tomorrow’ UK bank share of the FTSE 100. Investors are always led to think that the share price is finally due to head upwards, then reality sinks in again. Over the past five years, shares are down 46%. As a UK-focused bank, they are far more exposed to our home fortunes than sector rivals. Low interest rates will cap profitability for some time. Jonathan Smith does however give a bullish commentary on their prospects.Foolish summaryInvesting is a game. Admittedly, a game with hard earned cash at stake. But investors can use the same principle as for any other games, and try to find the most potential reward for the least risk. Given that, it is hard to see how investing in UK bank shares is a sound proposition for 2021. I will certainly be avoiding the sector and looking to areas of the market less weighed down by incumbent problems. center_img UK bank shares – worthy investments for 2021? bwatson1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, HSBC Holdings, and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Ben Watsonlast_img read more

Here’s how I’d find the best shares to buy now to make a growing passive income

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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Monday, 25th January, 2021 While inflation is currently relatively low, the importance of obtaining a growing passive income could increase over the coming years. Monetary policy has been accommodative for many years, and may cause a faster-rising price level over the long run.As such, buying dividend shares with affordable shareholder payouts, the right strategies to deliver growth and that have the capacity to benefit from industry growth trends could be a sound move. It may produce a rising income to complement a high yield.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 low dividend payout ratioAlthough a low dividend payout ratio doesn’t guarantee a fast-paced rise in passive income, it suggests that a company may be able to afford a larger shareholder payout. It’s calculated by dividing dividends paid by net profit to give a percentage figure. Less than 100% shows the company paid a lower amount than its net profit as a dividend.Of course, a company may have a low payout ratio for reasons including a strategy of reinvesting for growth. This may mean its capacity to raise dividends may be limited. However, over the long run, a business with a very affordable dividend may have greater capacity to increase shareholder payouts without necessarily requiring a rapid rise in earnings to pay for it.A strategy aimed at growing a passive incomeThe decision to pay a larger dividend rests with company management and directors. Therefore, it could be a prudent move to analyse their strategy with regard to obtaining a growing passive income. For example, they may have a track record of increasing dividends at a fast pace that could suggest, but not guarantee, that a similar strategy may be used in future.Furthermore, a company with a sound growth strategy that can lead to rising profitability may be able to reward shareholders via a larger dividend. As such, it can make sense to analyse a company’s annual report and latest updates to gauge its overall strategy with regards to dividends, as well as its overall operations.Investing in industries with growth potentialClearly, companies that offer the prospect of a rising passive income are likely to require a growing bottom line to pay for it. As such, buying companies in industries with attractive growth opportunities could be a sound move. This doesn’t always mean companies operating within such sectors will deliver dividend growth. But it may provide a greater opportunity for them to do so versus industries with less upbeat prospects.Through buying stocks with attractive long-term futures, it may be possible to increase the chances of obtaining dividend growth. This may lead to a rise in spending power in the coming years. And that could become increasingly important should inflation increase in response to a loose monetary policy. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Image source: Getty Images. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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Danny Cipriani: Due an England return?

first_img Stalking the Rec: Danny Cipriani played a smart, understated game against Bath LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Danny Cipriani carries a hefty amount of baggage with him – he’s freely admitted that. The prodigious yet prodigal son of English rugby has been a tabloid editor’s dream. Nightclub incidents, celebrity girlfriends and a certain bus collision in Leeds just about cancelled out the positive column inches he earned as a supremely talented teenager.Remember Cipriani’s staggering first Test start against Ireland? That was six years ago. Ancient history.Talking out: Steve DiamondThankfully for the now-26-year-old, a stint at Sale Sharks has opened a happier chapter. This campaign in particular is hauling him back into credit. Publicly vilified by Steve Diamond last season for an apparent reluctance to help out in defence, Cipriani now feels like the spearhead of Sale’s surge into play-off contention.Without losing any of his enterprising attacking touches a player cannot easily learn, he has added composure and willing in the tackle area. Take Friday for example, and an encounter with golden boy George Ford on a rain-soaked evening at The Rec – where Bath had been beaten just once this term.There were no individual flashes of brilliance, but after a poorly-struck first clearance that handed Nick Abendanon too much space, Cipriani exhibited calm game management on the back foot that helped the visitors to a 12-11 win. Four from four from the tee took the headlines, but his ability to pick runners in the scant time Sale had possession – standing flat and propelling Johnny Loeta and Sam Tuitupou over the gainline – did make you wonder about his England prospects. He is the type of ‘heads-up’ fly-half that could help Manu Tuilagi wreak havoc.Besides, an understated Cipriani showing in a successful result is very welcome. Sometimes less is more, and Stuart Lancaster would have been more impressed with this role in a gritty win than a Hollywood hat-trick in a high-scoring defeat. That said, international involvement might yet be a way off.At the end of last week, Diamond pressed his case for Cipriani to have a place on the June tour to New Zealand.“Danny has matured,” said Sale’s boss. “He has become a real team man, bought in to that ethos, and added his own individual flourishes. The celebrity stuff has died down here in Manchester. He has managed to compartmentalise things in a much better way. His defence has gotten better, as it needed to.”That all sounded perfect. Then Diamond hinted at a hasty ultimatum. “Taking him to New Zealand will either lift the lid on any World Cup hopes or be the final nail in that coffin.” Why hinge Cipriani’s Test future on a trip to face the world’s best? It seems grossly unfair.First off, there is the question of scheduling. The regular Premiership fixture card finishes on May 10. England’s initial party – minus players from the sides that have made the domestic final – fly out to prepare for the first Test in New Zealand ten days later. The rigid IRB window has created a farcical situation that will make preparation disjointed. Therefore, it’s likely Lancaster will stick to what he knows.Not doing anything wrong: Bath fly-half George Ford hasn’t failed or fouled for England, so why drop him?England’s successful Six Nations was not an overnight sensation. It was a steady progression. Each member of squad learned more about their individual place in the team structure and culture with every training session. Previous misdemeanours aside, Cipriani did not deserve his place in either the Senior or Saxons EPS in August. Stephen Myler and Freddie Burns had gone well in Argentina. Henry Slade was key to England Under 20’s Junior World Championship win, too.All three have been working regularly under Lancaster, Andy Farrell and Mike Catt throughout this season. Despite mixed club form, each would rightly feel aggrieved to see Cipriani head Down Under instead of them as back-up to Owen Farrell and Ford, especially with a match against Canterbury Crusaders acting as an enticing shop window.Besides anything else, it would be asking an obscene amount of Cipriani. Even such a confident, mercurial man would struggle to come in from the cold, learn established structures and guide a gameplan to overturn the All Blacks and their intimidating 14-Test winning run. That’s not being formulaic or unimaginative. It’s just common sense.Far better would be to wait until July and make a judgment call on whether Cipriani’s qualities merit a place in either EPS. Lancaster might discover in New Zealand that a genuine running threat from fly-half will elevate England to another level. In which case, he would surely not hesitate to bring in the Sale playmaker.Hurt you at 30: Sam Burgess could make an impactFarrell and Ford are the long-term bets. But even if the wonderful prospect of a home World Cup proves beyond Cipriani, he should not give up. In 2019, he will be 31 – the age Jonny Wilkinson started plundering silverware with Toulon. Sam Burgess will be 30, and might end up a key lieutenant for Lancaster and one of the most destructive back-row bludgeons union has seen…it’s possible, isn’t it?center_img There is a lot of hype around recalling Danny Cipriani for England In any case, this summer is not do-or-die for Cipriani as an England player. Patience and perseverance are just as important as his undoubted talent in winning a white shirt back.Find out how to download the digital edition of Rugby World here.last_img read more

Sacerdote de la Florida acusado de alimentar a desamparados aspira…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Sacerdote de la Florida acusado de alimentar a desamparados aspira a defenderse ante tribunal Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET El Rdo. Canónigo Mark H. Sims (portando estola), rector de la iglesia episcopal de Santa María Magdalena en Coral Spring, recibió una citación judicial por alimentar a indigentes.[Episcopal News Service] Un sacerdote de la Florida, que recibió una citación judicial por alimentar a indigentes en un parque local defiende su actuación.“Estoy demandando al municipio de Fort Lauderdale por mi derecho a seguir alimentando a los indigentes en las calles de la ciudad”, dijo el Rdo. Canónigo Mark H. Sims, rector de la iglesia episcopal de Santa María Magdalena [St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church] en Coral Springs.Sims declaró a Episcopal News Service el 13 de noviembre que ha contratado a los abogados locales Bill Scherer, jurista procesal muy conocido, y a Bruce Rogow, abogado constitucionalista que enseña en la Universidad Nova del Suroeste, para que lo defiendan “en el tribunal contra una citación judicial que le enviaron”.“Quiero impugnar la constitucionalidad de la ordenanza municipal que aprobaron. Como alguien me hizo una citación, tengo capacidad jurídica y voy a aprovechar esa oportunidad”.La policía llega al parque Stranahan donde Sims y otras personas reparten alimentos a indigentes que residen en el lugar.Scherer le dijo al Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel que la ordenanza municipal, aprobada el 31 de octubre, que prohíbe alimentar a los indigentes en lugares públicos, es inconstitucional y discriminatoria.El 2 de noviembre, los agentes de la fuerza pública le impidieron a Sims y a otros dos individuos que alimentaran a los indigentes que viven en el parque Stranahan. Sims, de 57 años, contó que la policía lo detuvo, le tomó las huellas dactilares, le entregó una citación judicial y lo puso en libertad. Él está a la espera de la fecha en que debe comparecer ante el tribunal que puede imponerle una multa de $500 y posiblemente 60 días de prisión.“Si me imponen una sentencia de cárcel, voy a la cárcel”, dijo Sims. “Pero, estoy dispuesto a esperar allí [en la cárcel] por el derecho a alimentar compasivamente a personas que viven en la calle, agregó.Los funcionarios municipales han dicho que quieren que los programas de alimentación operen de puertas adentro, pero Sims y los demás aducen que sencillamente no hay suficientes locales disponibles para acomodar al creciente número de familias e individuos indigentes.“Estoy decidido a defender el derecho a alimentar compasivamente a los indigentes y a los hambrientos en las calles de la Florida. No me explico cómo podemos aprobar una ordenanza que restrinja la solidaridad humana”, añadió Sims, que ha creado un fondo de defensa legal en “” y espera enfrentarse a “un difícil reto en el tribunal”.Reiteró que seguiría alimentando a los indigentes y, el 12 de noviembre, se unió a otras personas que hacían precisamente eso en una playa de la localidad.“La Iglesia Episcopal en esta diócesis le da de comer a la gente [necesitada] todos los días a través de varias agencias”, afirmó Sims. “Contamos con locales que usamos y hay muchas agencias de servicio social que hemos creado en el Sureste de la Florida para ayudar a familias e individuos tanto como podemos, pero aún no hay suficientes”.Como presidente de la junta de Organizaciones Caritativas Episcopales del Sureste de la Florida “acabamos de aportar $600.000 para un ciclo de dos años en subvenciones a parroquias y al menos la mitad de eso se invierte en programas que se ocupan de alimentar a los hambrientos, a los indigentes y a los ancianos”, puntualizó Sims.Normalmente, durante los meses de invierno, las familias y los individuos que no tienen hogar migran a Florida desde climas más fríos, de manera que ha habido un aumento notable de su número en la localidad, señaló.El domingo 9 de noviembre, algunos miembros de la parroquia regresaron al parque y sirvieron una comida caliente de pollo salteado, arroz, verduras y postre y distribuyeron “bolsas con emparedados de jalea y mantequilla de maní y manzanas. Vimos más mujeres de las que suelen verse. Resultó algo sorprendente y un poco triste”, dijo Sims.Pero añadió que “el municipio quiere eliminarlos de las calles. Yo no quiero hacer nada para alentarlos a quedarse en las calles. El problema es que no hay ningún otro lugar adonde ir. [En el municipio] quieren convertirlo en un problema ajeno”.Alimentar a personas que no tienen hogar no es nada nuevo para Sims, quien dijo que “esto ha estado ocurriendo desde que estaba en el seminario en 1999 y antes de eso cuando era un feligrés del Sur de la Florida. He estado haciendo esto durante 20 años”.Su objetivo, agregó, es que los funcionarios municipales rescindan la ordenanza “y quiero sentarme y ayudar a rehacerla a partir de un nuevo compromiso”.Entre tanto, comunidades locales, nacionales e internacionales de la Iglesia se han solidarizado con Sims, según la Rda. Canóniga Donna Dambrot, directora ejecutiva de Organizaciones Caritativas Episcopales. Ella comparó su enfrentamiento legal a la resistencia no violenta del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a las leyes injustas.La zona “ha presenciado un asombroso aumento en las necesidades de indigentes y hambrientos”, añadió Dambrot. “Cuando Fort Lauderdale adoptó esta ordenanza ya se estaban sirviendo alimentos en las calles. Hemos recibido… solicitudes de fondos adicionales porque la necesidad es muy grande y las despensas se han quedado sin comida y no disponen de acceso a las fuentes de alimentos del gobierno”.Dijo también que Organizaciones Caritativas Episcopales del Sureste de la Florida “sirve cientos de miles de comidas al año” a través de agencias asociadas y que ella ha advertido recientemente un aumento de por lo menos un 10 por ciento en el número de comidas servidas.El problema de la indigencia es complejo y diverso, añadió. “Tenemos a personas provenientes de los bosques y manglares de los Cayos [de la Florida]; hay gente sin hogar que vive en campamentos. En Pompano Beach, las hay que duermen debajo de la autopista. Incluso tenemos algunas personas que viven en botes en el agua, y que desembarcan para ir a las despensas de Cayo Hueso”.Hay niveles de indigencia, contando con los que se encuentran temporalmente sin hogar que reciben preparación laboral y entrenamiento de empleo y que terminan por encontrar vivienda permanente.“Existe también esa capa de personas a las que atendemos en la capilla de San Lorenzo [St. Lawrence Chapel] y en nuestro Centro de Jubileo del Sur de Broward, que serán indigentes crónicos”, afirmó. “Constituye un reto permanente y estaremos en esto durante mucho tiempo”.No obstante, ella agregó que la campaña de Sims ha inspirado a otros “a tomar las medidas necesarias para cambiar lo que percibimos como regulaciones injustas”. Sims, la agencia y la comunidad de la iglesia simplemente estamos intentando responder el mandato de Jesús de ayudar a los demás.“Seguimos a Mateo 25” que enfatiza el llamado de Jesús a servir a los necesitados, dijo. “Esa es nuestra hoja de ruta. Esa es nuestra deliberada misión vocacional”.–La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Por Pat McCaughanPosted Nov 17, 2014 Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

Finding the Land to Farm

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Ninety-one percent of respondents considered themselves lifetime farmers, while 97 percent would like to see their children follow in their footsteps. The informal survey reveals that 88 percent believe their children will be able to follow in their footsteps. But, this can only happen if they have access to land. Part of the issue is that farmland is disappearing due to sprawl or zoning issues.  Another barrier is finances. The dramatic rise in land prices has presented a very significant barrier to young farmers.  Then, there is the issue of the current generation turning over control of the land to the next generation. According to the Farm Bureau survey 10 percent of those who responded identified the willingness of parents to turn over the reins as a serious issue. SHARE By Gary Truitt I will admit to a bit of smug self-satisfaction that these big city environmentalists, who have been so outspoken about the environmental impact that farmers have, are now discovering that their urban and suburban lifestyles have a far bigger impact. Sprawl is also bad for your health according to the study, “Americans who live in sprawled neighborhoods are between two and five times more likely to be killed in car accidents and twice as likely to be overweight as those in more walkable neighborhoods.” Home Commentary Finding the Land to Farm No matter if you are a large farmer or a small farmer, organic or biotech, one thing you need to farm is land. This is becoming a serious issue in agriculture since no new farmland is being made and more and more existing land is being covered with concrete. Even some environmental groups are realizing the environmental impact the loss of farmland is having. Urban sprawl costs the American economy more than $1 trillion annually, according to a new study by the New Climate Economy. These costs include greater spending on infrastructure, public service delivery, and transportation.center_img By Gary Truitt – Mar 22, 2015 Finding the Land to Farm SHARE Another study, coincidentally released on the same day as the sprawl study, indicated that access to land was one of the biggest concerns of the next generation of farmers. Finding and securing adequate land to grow crops and raise animals was once again the top challenge identified in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual outlook survey of participants in the Young Farmers & Ranchers program. That challenge was identified by 29 percent of respondents, followed by governmental regulations, which was identified by 13 percent of the respondents. “For young people who want to begin farming or ranching or expand an established farm or ranch, securing adequate land remains their top challenge,” said Jon Hegeman, AFBF’s national YF&R Committee chair and a farmer from Alabama. “Another major challenge is coping with burdensome government regulations.” Farmland ownership and zoning issues are hot topics today. Hardly a week goes by without a seminar on farm succession planning, and hardly a week goes by without a dispute over local zoning involving farmland and farming operations. These issues are key to the future of individual farming operations and agriculture in general. Farmers, city planners, and environmentalists need to see farmland for what it is: a vital natural resource that must be protected, nurtured, and used sustainably. It is the bedrock of our food supply for tomorrow. Previous articleDo You Have a Game Plan for 2015?Next articleU.S. Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Imports Decline 36% in 2014 Gary Truittlast_img read more

RSF calls for journalists protection against BND surveillance

first_img GermanyEurope – Central Asia Online freedomsProtecting sources German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom News to go further In the run-up to the adoption of a new law on the foreign surveillance activities of the German foreign intelligence service (BND), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a campaign #NotYourSource to call for an end of foreign journalists’ surveillance. RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Germany GermanyEurope – Central Asia Online freedomsProtecting sources March 30, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum February 8, 2021 RSF calls for journalists protection against BND surveillance News News Organisation Receive email alerts With its “Not Your Source” campaign starting on February 8th, RSF is asking for a more effective protection for foreign media workers and their sources against intelligence agencies’ surveillance. RSF calls on anyone who supports this cause to join the campaign and call on members of the German Bundestag via social media or email to revise the draft act accordingly.As a result of the successful constitutional complaint brought by RSF and the Civil Rights Society (GFF), the parliament has been instructed to create a new legal basis for the intelligence service’s work, including tougher measures to protect confidential communications from state surveillance. The Bundestag’s Committee on Internal Affairs is likely to reach a decision on the proposed legislation as early as this March. In RSF’s view, the new draft of the BND Act still leaves media workers and their sources vulnerable to surveillance.”Journalists must no longer be used by intelligence services as involuntary sources of information because of their political interest,” RSF Germany’s Executive Director Christian Mihr said. “The judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court has clearly shown how intelligence work can be carried out effectively without systematically violating press freedom and fundamental rights. The new BND Act must create safeguards and oversight mechanisms that are proportionate to the vast capabilities of digital surveillance. With an appropriate law, Germany could set an international precedent for human rights instead of heading towards another constitutional complaint with a superficial reform.”RSF recently voiced strong criticism against the federal government’s draft act. Although it establishes formal requirements for the protection of confidential communications, it also undermines it by implementing inadequate measures for their application and oversight. This draft does not shake the foundations of modern mass surveillance, as exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013. Through the unrestricted analysis of traffic data, the BND would likely be able to continue to gather information on media workers’ contact networks and interests on a massive scale, and pass it on to other intelligence agencies with no regard for the dangers this entails for media workers in repressive states.Germany is ranked 11th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index.  Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Students Emphasized in Monday MLK Celebration

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He was 39 years old. During his lifetime, he energized the nation’s civil rights struggle and his words have continued to inspire new generations of Americans ever since. The bill to name a holiday for him became Federal law in 1986, almost 20 years after being brought to Congress in 1968, by Senator John Conyers. It became an official national holiday in 2000.Each of the local elected leaders shared their impressions of the impact of Dr. King.While Tornek stressed the importance of knowing King’s work, Portantino pointed out the importance of reminding those who grew up in King’s time to remember his message of love and hope.“He reminds us,” said Portantino, “that it’s always the right time to do the right thing.”Dr. Robert Miller, 2021 president of the Tournament of Roses, told the audience that King “reminds us of the importance of dignity and hope.”2020 Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber was fervent in her praise of Dr. King, and in the importance of voting to make his message heard. She told the audience, particularly the schoolchildren, of her own background, growing up in Argentina, which was gripped by civil war in the 1970s.‘We had a ‘Dirty War’ back then,” she said. “There was no right to vote. People were taken away from their homes just for their political beliefs. You would be tortured because of the views that you held.”She looked at the students and said, “You are the future. Make sure your voice is heard. And heard loudly.”Along with dance and music from the Willard Elementary School School Choir, the event also featured local essay and visual arts contest winners.Inspired by King’s 1957 quote, “Give is the ballot, and we will fill our legislative halls with men of goodwill,” Pasadena elementary, middle and high school contestants were given the theme “What would you do if you were given the ballot?”“We can dream of a brighter future,” said San Rafael Elementary school first place essay winner Ximena Hernandez, “a future where no kids are separated from their parents. Give us the vote and we will make a change. Our voices matter.”Violet Blair and Graciela Ramirez, also of San Rafael, took home second and third place honors, respectively.Lila Stevens of Norma Coombs, Jocelyn Ramirez of Longfellow Elementary, and Anthony Moore of Norma Coombs, were awarded first, second and third prizes in the visual arts category.In the middle school category , Noah Beubis, Isabella Paz, and Nathan Park, all of Gooden Elementary, won the first, second, and third place prizes in the essay category. Keira Kwan, Lani Mejia, and Nevada Cruz, all of Eliot Arts, won first, second and third in the visual arts category.In the high school division, Keira Minamizono von Imbior of Marshall Fundamental took first place honors in the essay contest, while Genevieve Harvey of Blair High, and Emily Yung, also of Marshall Fundamental, took second and third place, respectively.Emma Tschida, Kristal Mae Faeldonea, and Makenna Walker, all of Blair High School, won first, second and third place, respectively.All of the award winners were awarded gifts and recognition from the MLK Committee, as well as the elected officials. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more