BoE board critical of King’s politics

first_img 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 Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tuesday 15 March 2011 8:50 pm MEMBERS of the Bank of England’s oversight board voiced their unease at its politicisation at a parliamentary meeting yesterday. Four members of the supervisory Court of the Bank of England admitted they were uncomfortable with how the Bank had been drawn into politics and governor Mervyn King’s words had been used by ministers.Former industrialist Sir Roger Carr told a Treasury Select Committee meeting it was “of paramount importance” to him that the Bank did not become involved in politics. “The integrity and credibility of the Bank are absolutely dependent on it not being seen as having a political axe to grind,” he said. “We have made that very clear to the governor.”Carr also disagreed with ministers using King’s words to “make it appear he is giving political support.” Court chairman Sir David Lees said he was also “not terribly comfortable” with King’s comments in a January speech in which he appeared to support the government’s fiscal consolidation measures. whatsapp Tags: NULL BoE board critical of King’s politics Share whatsapplast_img read more

Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) 2014 Presentation

first_imgWilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw)  2014 presentation Company ProfileWilderness Holding Limited is a world-renowned holding company for the ecotourism brands of Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Collection. The company is dedicated to promoting and managing responsible and sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa and is regarded as Africa’s premier ecotourism company. The Group operate 45 safari camps and lodges and 10 scheduled overland safaris in Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe; with a combined capacity to host 35 000 guests per year. Wilderness Safaris boasts a selection of luxurious, environmentally-friendly lodges and camps in premier safari destinations; including the Okavango Delta, the Namib Desert, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Damaraland, Etosha and Kafue National Park. Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and a private charter service. The Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent entity dedicated to raising funds to improve protection, knowledge and management of southern Africa’s wildlife. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.last_img read more

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgMTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileMTN Nigeria Communications Limited provides cellular telecommunications services in Nigeria. It offers cellular network access and information and communications technologies (ICT) solutions. The company also provides Internet services, such as video calling, data services and Internet browsing, mobile Internet, and mobile wi-fi services. In addition, it offers international roaming services, including data roaming, in-flight roaming, and wi-fi roaming services. Further, the company provides voice short message service (SMS), fashion and lifestyle tips, mobile television (TV), bulk short message service (SMS), mobile newspaper, radio, back up, conference call, and missed call alert services MTN Nigeria Communications Limited is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgCaudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCaudan Development Limited deals in the investment and development of real estate properties and provision of security services in Mauritius. The company also owns, promotes and develops Le Caudan Waterfront, which is a mixed commercial project on the waterfront of Port Louis. Apart from Le Caudan Waterfront, Caudan Development Limited rents out industrial buildings situated at Pailles, Riche Terre, and Albion Dock. The company also deals in the sale of alarm equipment and property protection services. Caudan Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Why is the Lloyds share price falling yet again? Here’s why I would buy today…

first_img See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Why is the Lloyds share price falling yet again? Here’s why I would buy today… Image source: Getty Images It’s been a pretty unpleasant week for shareholders on both sides of the Atlantic. Indeed, this week is shaping up to be the worst since the March market meltdown. As I write, the US S&P 500 has shed almost 200 points (5.7%) since last Friday. Here in the UK, the FTSE 100 index has dipped around 270 points (4.6%) in a week. Maybe these steep weekly falls explain why Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) has had a poor week. For the record, the Lloyds share price is down 1.3p (4.4%) this week.The Lloyds share price remains volatileAs I write (late on Friday afternoon), the Lloyds share price hovers around 27.95p, down nearly 1.2% today. At this price, the entire group is worth just £20bn — an incredible £32bn less than its market value before Christmas last year.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…At its 52-week high, the Lloyds share price closed at 73.66p on 13 December 2019. That’s around 2.63 times the current share price, so Lloyds’ stock has fallen by two-thirds (62%) from this top. What’s more, the share price is drastically down over pretty much any time period you care to name. For example, it has crashed 51.5% over a year, 52% over three years, and 62% over five years.In fact, just about the only time you would have made money buying this stock was since 22 September, when the price collapsed to a fresh low of 23.59p. Yikes.But Lloyds is back in profitSure, Lloyds shareholders have endured a terrible 2020 so far, but there is a ray of hope for the bank’s owners. Yesterday, Lloyds released its third-quarter results and, in my opinion, they weren’t half bad. After enduring a nightmare second quarter, the UK’s largest retail bank’s metrics mostly returned to growth, yet the Lloyds share price is only 1% higher today.In Q3, Lloyds set aside just £301m towards loan losses, just an eighth of the £2.4bn booked in Q2. As a result, Lloyds made a pre-tax profit of £1bn, versus a loss of £676m in Q2. Other bright spots included a 22% share of the mortgage market, which is the liveliest it’s been since 2007. Likewise, a £35 billion (9%) increase in group deposits in nine months shows that savers still trust Lloyds with their cash. Yet none of this good news has moved the needle on the Lloyds share price.I think Lloyds’ shares are still cheapWith the Lloyds share price below 28p, you’d think that the bank was in danger of going bust. Yet the bank’s balance sheet, capital position, and liquidity are all strong. For example, the bank’s Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio — one measure of financial strength — stands at 15.2%. This is well above the regulatory minimum requirement of around 11%. What this tells me is that Lloyds may have tens of billions of excess capital — either to meet future loan losses, or to return to shareholders.To sum up, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I think the Lloyds share price is far too depressed, partly due to relentless selling pressure. Today, it’s a leveraged bet on a return to post-Covid-19 normality, the resumption of consumer spending, and stable mortgage lending. For these and other reasons, I’d happily buy Lloyds shares today, ideally in a tax-free ISA, so as to capture future capital gains and the eventual return of Lloyds’ suspended dividends!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 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Cliff D’Arcy | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: LLOY last_img read more

Amazon earnings demolish expectations: 5 metrics you should see

first_imgAmazon earnings demolish expectations: 5 metrics you should see Amazon Web Services (AWS) Image source: Amazon $3.5 billion163% Q1 2021 Revenue  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. 44% $8.9 billion $64.4 billion $30.6 billion “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” $1.3 billionN/A. Improved from a loss of $398 million in the year-ago period. Total 60% DATA SOURCE: AMAZON. YOY = YEAR OVER YEAR.3. EPS more than tripledNet income rocketed 224% year over year to $8.1 billion. This translated to earnings per share (EPS) growing 215% to $15.79. Wall Street was only expecting EPS of $9.54.4. Operating cash flow jumped 69%Operating cash flow increased 69% year over year to $67.2 billion for the trailing 12 months. Free cash flow rose 9% over the same period to $26.4 billion.5. Second-quarter 2021 revenue is expected to grow 24% to 30%For Q2, Amazon guided for net sales in the range of $110 billion to $116 billion, which would equate to year-over-year growth of 24% to 30%. This outlook assumes Prime Day will occur in the second quarter, as it traditionally does. (Last year, it was held in the third quarter due to the pandemic.) The company’s entire guidance range exceeds Wall Street’s consensus estimate of $108.7 billion.Amazon (which doesn’t provide earnings guidance) also expects that its operating income will be between $4.5 billion and $8 billion, compared with $5.8 billion in the year-ago period. That range means management thinks operating income could decline by as much as 22% or rise by as much as 38%. This outlook includes about $1.5 billion in costs related to COVID-19.For some context, going into the report, Wall Street had been modeling for Q2 EPS growth of 5% year over year.In short, Amazon turned in a super quarter — again — and its outlook remains bright. Segment 32% 123% Change (YOY) North America 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. Q1 2021 Operating Income Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) reported powerful first-quarter 2021 results after the market close on Thursday. Shares of the e-commerce and cloud-computing leader rose 2.4% in Thursday’s after-hours trading session.We can probably attribute the market’s initial reaction to both revenue and earnings sailing by the Wall Street consensus estimates, as well as second-quarter revenue guidance coming in higher than analysts had been expecting. Here’s an overview of the technology-giant’s quarter, along with its guidance.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…1. Revenue surged 44%Amazon’s net quarterly sales surged 44% year over year to $108.5 billion, beating the $104.5 billion Wall Street had expected. The company also comfortably surpassed its guidance range of $100 billion to $106 billion. Excluding the boost from foreign-currency exchange, revenue jumped 41%. For context, in the first, second, third, and fourth quarters of 2020, Amazon’s year-over-year revenue growth was 26%, 40%, 37%, and 44%, respectively. Here’s how revenue broke down by segment: Segment $108.5 billion International Enter Your Email Address $13.5 billion John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Beth McKenna has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position of any of the stocks 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 Total 40% North America The Motley Fool Staff | Sunday, 2nd May, 2021 | More on: AMZN Change (YOY) International $4.2 billion35% AWS Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. DATA SOURCE: AMAZON. YOY = YEAR OVER YEAR. Amazon’s e-commerce businesses around the world continued to get a boost from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many consumers are still avoiding brick-and-mortar stores as much as possible. For context, last quarter (the holiday quarter), year-over-year revenue growth in the company’s North America, international, and AWS segments was 40%, 57%, and 28%, respectively.2. Operating income soared 123%Operating income increased 123% year over year to $8.9 billion, which crushed Amazon’s guidance of $3 billion to $6.5 billion. See all posts by The Motley Fool Staff 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

VIRGINIA: Changed along the way, St. Stephen’s comes home

first_imgVIRGINIA: Changed along the way, St. Stephen’s comes home Comments are closed. April 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm Almost 15 years ago I worshiped with the St. Stephen’s community feeling ever so loved and welcome. Thanks be to God you are home once again. Blessings during this Holy Week Members of St. Stephen’s process inside their church for the first time in five years on Palm Sunday. Photo/Emily Cherry[Episcopal News Service] More than a few tears were shed and smiles shared by the members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville, Virginia, this Palm Sunday, following the resolution of a five-year legal dispute with another congregation over ownership of the property.One of those members, Meade Kilduff, was baptized in the 131-year-old building in 1918. At the time, Kilduff’s mother traveled over two days by train and by boat in the dead of winter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to her hometown of Heathsville for Meade’s baptism. Years later, Kilduff would return to raise a family – and to worship in St. Stephen’s.That’s why this past weekend was a homecoming for Kilduff and other members of the congregation, as they returned to their historic church after worshiping in temporary spaces for the past five years. “I am so overwhelmed,” said Kilduff. “I didn’t realize how much I loved it until I came back. It is so beautiful.”The return follows the Fairfax County Circuit Court’s ruling that seven congregations in which the majority of members and clergy left the Episcopal Church in 2006 and 2007 to join the Convocation of Anglicans in North America must return all property to the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia by April 30, 2012. St. Stephen’s is the first of four “continuing congregations” of Episcopalians to transition back to their parish home.“When people go through painful experiences, especially painful experiences that have to do with the church, especially painful experiences that have to do with church conflict, it is easy for us to understand why people give up on faith, or at least give up on the church,” said the Rev. Lucia Lloyd, rector, in her Palm Sunday sermon. “But the folks who, for one reason or another, stick with faith or come back to it, and the folks who, for one reason or another, stick with church or come back to it, usually do find that we, walking in the way of the cross, find it none other than the way of life and peace. The whole journey has been wonderful.”Parishioner Dawn Mahaffey agrees. “Looking back on this, it has been a blessing,” said Mahaffey. “We’ve come together. We’ve come to really understand what a church family is.”That sense of family characterizes the members of St. Stephen’s. “The lay leadership that has emerged from dealing with adversity has been amazing,” said Lloyd. “These laypeople take initiative, come up with creative solutions to problems, and aren’t afraid of hard work to put them into effect.”One of those “creative solutions” was finding a temporary worship space — first in a neighboring Methodist church, and later in what has come to be known as Chilton Chapel, a privately owned home that the St. Stephen’s parishioners transformed into a worship space. They tore up 50-year-old, wall-to-wall carpeting and then refinished the floors. They scraped seven layers of wallpaper off the walls. They painted, cleaned, designed and furnished. “We got dirty and grubby doing it,” said St. Stephen’s parishioner Sandra Kirkpatrick. “Almost every single one of us had an interest in that space.”Sunday marked the start of a new chapter in the life of St. Stephen’s. Next weekend, parishioners will celebrate Easter Sunday in their historic church, and on April 14 they will invite members of the community and the diocese to join them in a special homecoming.And they’ll continue their ministries and work as a community of faith. “We talk about our ‘spiritual journey’ and, for this congregation, that journey has been a physical reality,” said Lloyd. “This journey for us has been like walking a labyrinth. You wind around, not knowing where the twists and turns are going to take you next, or how long it will take, but you keep walking because you trust. And then you get back to the place you began, but along the way, as you walked and prayed through the uncertainty, you have been changed when you arrive back home.”— Emily Cherry is the communications officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Joan Gundersen says: Harry Denman says: Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN April 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm According to the ACNA/C ANA congregation’s web site they are now meeting at a local Baptist Church. They had enough warning that this was coming to arrange a site. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET April 3, 2012 at 8:34 am I am glad when reconciliation begins to take place, but let’s not pretend that this type of thing is over. While Bishop Duncan “from his base” may have been influential, that really doesn’t matter. That assumes that people are mere “sheeple”; mindless and unable to discern matters for themselves. People in Virginia and elsewhere discerned and acted. None were forced to listen to a few loud preachers or bishops. The arguments were convincing. There are some very real problems in TEC that have been unaddressed; namely the current cultural captivity that we find ourselves in. In the name of “progress” we have even gone so far as to allow the culture to dictate what marriage is and is not, rather than God’s Word. If we place more stock in the truth as we see it rather than the truth as revealed in Scripture then we will continue to decline at an alarming rate. We have lost 40%+ of us in a generation and there is no sign of slowing. The diocese has lost thousands of members; most of whom were praised for their vitality only a few years ago. To rejoice that there are nearly abandoned properties being barely filled is not heartening. Josh Thomas says: David Charonis says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC April 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm To have been born and reared in southern ways before relocating north, I can only apologize again and again for the serious pain and hurt that a VERY misguided Bob Duncan inflicted upon many in the United States from his base in Pittsburgh. Please know that our Diocese in Pittsburgh will next elect a truly Episcopal bishop… and, begin to recover, also. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs April 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm You wrote:There are some very real problems in TEC that have been unaddressed; namely the current cultural captivity that we find ourselves in. In the name of “progress” we have even gone so far as to allow the culture to dictate what marriage is and is not, rather than God’s Word. If we place more stock in the truth as we see it rather than the truth as revealed in Scripture.REPLY: To begin at the end and work back, honesty requires one to admit, I think, that “the truth as revealed in Scripture” IS ALWAYS “the truth as we see it.” Scripture speaks to us and we respond (sometimes by not responding); unfortunately, Scripture does not reply to us and say, “Erm, that’s not the right response.” Which is not to say that the totality of Scripture, or other things in Scripture, often do provide the corrective. Actual living people either accept what they’re taught about the meaning of Scripture and tradition, or arrive at that or some other conclusion, some other way. There is no such thing as Scripture uninterpreted.As for “marriage,” the term is in fact nowhere defined in Scripture. If it were, you’d have a real problem with that in modern times, as polygamy is assumed throughout. The Torah, and later the writers of the Epistles, provide regulations to govern marriage (consanguinity rules, what ends a marriage other than death, what is the status of the divorced and the widowed, and so on). Nowhere is it written that marriage is always and only between one man and one woman. Cultural assumptions as to when a marriage occurs are taken as givens, to which instruction applies. Society (specifically the societies originally addressed by the Biblical writers) provides the initial definition from which point Scripture elaborates, comments, and instructs.This is not to say that Society is always right, or that culture dictates our beliefs. Really, that is insulting to the many thousands of Christians who have developed a different understanding which they believe to honor Scripture, tradition, and reason. It is irrelevant how the issue came to their attention initially. That is the fallacy of post hoc propter hoc; that is, that cultural change proceeds and therefore also causes the change that follows.Finally, the focus on this one issue (gay people and their relationships), affecting a very small percentage of people compared to the whole population of society or the Church, distorts and challenges your own conclusions. Jesus said very little about marriage or sex, and nothing at all about homosexuality. In the rest of the New Testament, it is a question of interpretation whether the writers addressed any concept of homosexual orientation or same-sex relationships, other than those of (often temple) prostitutes or rapists.But the question remains: do you distort the nature of the Church and the Scripture by giving the degree of emphasis on this one subset of doctrine that you do? By assuming that God does not speak sometimes through the reform movements of the larger culture, is there no danger of sinful pride? How can you be sure that TEC is in fact on the wrong course? Numbers? Really? Jesus told Peter to feed his sheep, not count them. Change in a direction you see as culturally determined? We’re back to interpretation, yours or ours.Which is worse, heresy or schism? The great Councils of the Church risked schism for the sake of orthodoxy only over the gravest matters, such as the nature of Jesus and the Trinity. The Church Fathers typically viewed schism as the greater evil. Heresy can be rejected and recovered from–or later emerge as the “correct teaching” in later times. It need not destroy the unity of the church, except in matters of the utmost importance, the kinds of issues addressed by the Councils of the undivided Church. Schism, on the other hand, destroys the peace and unity of the Body of Christ in precisely the way prohibited by the teachings of the Epistles: the ear is as much a part of the Body as the eye; every part has its function in the whole; let love and kindness prevail in all things. The Church has a duty to “police” its own ranks in matters of doctrine and morals, but without degenerating into factionalism. Even the excommunicate can still be saved. But schism institutionalizes whatever division there is, and it’s almost impossible to restore unity once that happens. Consider how long it took American Protestant denominations to recover from the breach caused by our Civil War.I do not dismiss your sincerity in all the things you think were justified, but I reject your methods. In the end, it is for me a matter of law and order, and that has been the basis of the church’s resorting to litigation over property. We did not kick anyone out of TEC because they disagreed with the majority in our polity. We don’t sue to get properties back in TEC hands because of your beliefs, but because of fiduciary responsibility. Clergy aren’t deposed because of their beliefs, but because of their violations of church law on other matters. Usually: I live in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, so I know that local ordinaries can and do abuse their power sometimes, on both sides.Clearly, TEC frames the questions and pursues its answers in a way that some dislike. But it is incumbent on them to either remain in full communion despite their differences, or to remove themselves to another Christian fellowship that better suits them. But their decision to go does not exempt them from the rules that the larger denomination has in place regarding its property and its governance. The litigation is unfortunate, but has generally sustained TEC’s rights in matters of property and “discipline.”In conclusion, I urge you to think of those you disagree with, as we try to think of you: that you are sincere and reasonable, just not right as to our human judgment. I give you and all I disagree with that benefit of the doubt, and further the benefit of the doubt that you do not neglect to care for the poor and suffering, and otherwise honor the name of Christ in your lives. Can you not return that presumption of good faith and goodwill? An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET April 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice! Replant, rebuild, renew! As a member of a 400 plus and growing- strong congregation that openly welcomes ALL (what, you think Episcopal church signs lie?) and as a proverbial “southern belle, cradle” I am thrilled for the parishioners of St. Stephen’s and for the direction our church is taking. The Episcopal Church has always been a bellwhether of progress. Once we realize that this wonderful church is not our parents’ or grandparents’ church, nor should it be….It is heartening to see others of steadfast faith willing to risk all for openess and change. We can spend our energy arguing cultural biases or we can move forward in faith and remain cutting edge Christians. I see St. Stephen’s has chosen the latter! In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm For my friend Virginia:I’ll bet that we could sit across from each other with good Virginia-style tea and talk about this one! I’m glad for your happiness in your church, but now I’m confused, so please help. One very major reason that the litigation by the diocese against the dissenting churches was pursued was that the diocese represented that they had a duty to past members who had dutifully established the churches and properties. Your view is that …”The Episcopal Church has always been a bellwhether of progress. Once we relaize that this wonderful church is not our parents’ or grandparents’ church, nor should it be….” Which is it? At what point do we move away from established faith and practice for the alternative priority of being above all else, a “bellwhether of progress”? This is what those thousands (and more) worshipers couldn’t get around. At what point does the Church leave behind the received faith and practice for something that it has never been anywhere on the globe and not called heresy there. Should we redefine marriage just because the culture wants it? Should we, in the view of a bishop, gladly embrace all sexualities because we haven’t discovered them all yet? At what point is this no longer Christ-centered, Christ-only progress, and instead just deteriorating into the culture that Jesus came to change and redeem? Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem April 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm Doug Draper: The Episcopal Church is the counter-cultural body here, not the schismatics. The latter group upholds the standard culture that criminalized and persecuted Gay people, while telling us over and over again “this is how it’s always been” and “scripture says so.” You don’t get to have it both ways. Down doesn’t turn to up just because you switched the directional sign.Here we are, surrounded by this gun-toting, immigrant-bashing, money-worshiping culture, but Episcopalians say, “This is not the path of salvation.” It would be a surprise if our numbers were growing with that kind of message, but persist we shall, even when the Holy Spirit leads us to unpopularity. Jesus didn’t win the Gallup Poll on Good Friday either. David Shaw says: Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing April 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm I have been praying for you all in Pittsburgh for years now. You all have been an inspiration to the rest of us in the Episcopal Church. Thanks and God bless! Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Doug Desper says: 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 Bryan Taylor says: Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Doug Desper says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID April 13, 2012 at 9:24 am Any takers for the question that I keep posing? How far should people have to happily accept the private revelations and teachings of today’s TEC leadership?How can a theologically revisionist leadership in TEC pursue changes to, say marriage, define it for what it has never been anywhere at any time in the Church, change the canons, change the catechism, not be content until a new Service is designed, and then claim that all of the those who oppose it are not loyal and should just keep accepting such changes? That has been the general course in TEC for a generation. The more that such revisionisim takes place the more intolerant the leadership has become for anyone who opposes it. Remember the tolerance that was designed for those who opposed women’s ordination? How loyal Episcopalians were told that it was an option that they should allow, but would never be forced to accept? Come forward a few years and now there is no room to oppose it. Fast forward a few years and today’s loyal Episcopalians who do not accept ordination and marriage of homosexuals are being likewise marginalized. Why is it that when segments of the Church do not agree with these private inspirations of TEC’s leadership that they get marginalized and told that THEY are the ones who are breaking the union of the Church – and that they can go – and leave the fruits of their work behind? For who? Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET April 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm Apart from the controversies already addressed by other respondents, I would have appreciated some mention in this article about where the ANCA congregation moved to. Although they’re not going to embrace me as a member (I’m in a S/S marriage), I still want them to be able to gather to worship, and would like to know that they can. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Doug Desper says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Joan Gundersen says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Doug Desper says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA April 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm For Josh:Our heritage includes Articles of Religion that note historically that churches in certain times and places “hath erred”. It also includes the needed Reformation, but a outlier hanging along in those same years in the person of Henry VIII who tossed Scripture, clerics, and Councils aside until he got the results that he wanted. As a Church without a one-person/final word on all matters, we are burdened with being a Reformation Church: one that takes the Bible as the start and ultimate guide, and interpreted in an accountable community. Richard Hooker rejected the “private revelations” of the Pope apart from the Scripture as well as certain utterings of enthusiasts of his time who declared that “we have found something, but alas it’s not Biblical”. The Episcopal Church has a decision to make: are we a Reformation Church that takes the Bible seriously and also rejects private revelations that the rest of the Church doesn’t agree with, or are we a Church that casts about until we find the reason for the results that we want? No one answers at what point we stop being serious Bible students living in community with a global Church and instead devolve into a Henry who pushes all aside for the results that are desired.The culture of privatized individualism over living in community should be rejected or else we become Pelagian; a Church of individuals with their own revelations.In order to approve same-sex marriage, we will knock over the Scriptures, ignore the witness of a global Church, change the canons, change the Catechism, and change the marriage Service.So: how can you explain to the world and our pews that THEY are the ones who have changed and are no longer loyal Episcopalians? Should people just keep going along with these private inspirations and revelations and then be told that if they don’t, just leave all their stuff and leave? martha knight says: Comments (15) Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 The Very Rev. Bruce D. McMillan says: Rector Belleville, IL April 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm What wonderful news. God is good to those who continue in the faith of the risen Christ. This may still be Lent, but this action deserves a geat “ALLELUIA!” Rector Tampa, FL By Emily CherryPosted Apr 2, 2012 Virginia Harper says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release April 3, 2012 at 7:54 pm I remember very fondly the last great bishop of Pittsburgh, Robert B Appleyard. May the new bishop be filled with the grace and compassion he was. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 April 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm Folks, Let’s not use a simple joyous return to rightful owners of property kept by a group that tried to ignore the plain reading of property canons of the Church and diocese which they swore to uphold in order to be ordained or serve in church office and who ignored the previous interpretations of secular statutes on church property, despite warnings about how this would turn out. Don’t use this occasion to rehash other debates. The fact is that when members of a hierarchical church leave FOR WHATEVER REASON, (liberal, conservative, theological, secular, etc.) they are free to go, but not take the property. The St. Stephen’s Episcopalians have been in exile from a worship space that was built by Episcopalians for Episcopal worship. The testing that came during that exile strengthened them. Now they are back in their beloved sacred space. Hallelujah! I wish the ACNA/CANA group that has finally relinquished the space no harm. They are now free to build their own traditions on their own, and to develop their own sacred space. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Chris Butler says: last_img read more

Poland: RSF decries criminal libel proceedings against Polish daily

first_img Follow the news on Poland RSF_en News The head of the Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski/ AFP News Gazeta Wyborcza has been publishing reports for the past several weeks about Kaczynski’s alleged involvement in facilitating the high-rise project, about which the newspaper has raised many questions. The Polish media are now referring to the proposed skyscraper as the “K-Tower” – K for Kaczynski. With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by Polish ruling party leader JaroslawKaczynski’s request for the highly respected Warsaw daily Gazeta Wyborcza to beprosecuted for criminal libel because it has been raising questions about his involvement inplans to build a luxury skyscraper in Warsaw. Kaczynski has asked prosecutors to initiate proceedings against the newspaper underarticle 212 of Poland’s penal code, under which journalists can be imprisoned fordefamation. The use of this article is clearly designed to silence media criticism, RSF said. Help by sharing this information Poland has been falling steadily in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index in recent years and is now ranked 58th out of 180 countries. PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassment After turning the public media into propaganda tools, the Polish government is trying to silence critical independent media. In a press release in December, RSF condemned an increase in prosecutions of journalists and called on the authorities to stop harassing the media. PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassment “Jaroslaw Kaczynski tried to intimidate the newspaper’s journalists when they raised questions about him and, after their refusal to submit, he decided to use the justice system that he has controlled ever since reforming it. We support Gazeta Wyborcza and we call on Kaczynski to abandon these authoritarian methods.” Kaczynski, who heads the ruling Law and Justice party, repeatedly refuse to answer Gazeta Wyborcza’s questions about the project and instead threatened legal action if it did not issue an apology and take down the articles from its website. After the newspaper failed to comply, he asked the public prosecutor to initiate criminal libel proceedings on 20 February. January 28, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further News February 22, 2019 – Updated on February 23, 2019 Poland: RSF decries criminal libel proceedings against Polish daily “We firmly condemn this abusive prosecution of an independent media outlet that has been the victim of various forms of harassment ever since the Law and Justice party was elected three years ago,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns Receive email alertslast_img read more

2015 Rose Parade to Honor Special Olympics World Games

first_img Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s 2015 Rose Parade will celebrate The Special Olympics World Games to be held in Los Angeles from July 25 to August 2, 2015 and the 7,000 international athletes that will take part.“Inspiring Stories” is the theme of the 126th Rose Parade.Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed care organization in the United States, will take the lead in this tribute with its 2015 Rose Parade float entry named “Together We Thrive.” This will be Kaiser Permanente’s 10th float in the Rose Parade.Kaiser Permanente dedicated its float to The Special Olympics World Games, which it said shares its commitment to diversity, inclusion and total health for individuals and communities.It said its float will celebrate Special Olympics athletes “in a very visual way and advances our mission to create the awareness that leads to acceptance and inclusion of all people with intellectual disabilities with a worldwide audience.”The Kaiser Permanente float features a sculptured reproduction of the World Games torch, ablaze and sitting atop a rotating replica of the World Games logo.A rotating hexagon with eight magnificently detailed floral-graphs will serve as the floats central focal point. On the sides of the float are reproductions of the emblematic gold, silver and bronze medals.A reproduction of the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the site for the World Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, stands tall as the float’s backdrop.Riding on the float will be 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist and Founder of the Special Olympics Southern California, Rafer Johnson. He will be joined by 2015 World Games Global Messengers, Dustin Plunkett and Debi Anderson and 12 Kaiser Permanente members, including three Special Olympics Team USA athletes competing in the World Games.“Our float will raise awareness of the 2015 World Games and the Special Olympics mission to promote acceptance and inclusion for those with intellectual disabilities by demonstrating and celebrating the joy, courage and determination of these remarkable athletes,” said Edward M. Ellison, MD, executive medical director for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and member of the Special Olympics LA2015 board of directors.The 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.Taking part in the games will be 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries. There will also be 30,000 volunteers and an estimated 500,000 spectators, The 2015 Special Olympics World Games will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region.The Opening Ceremony will be July 25 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, and is expected to draw 80,000 spectators. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Sports 2015 Rose Parade to Honor Special Olympics World Games By ARTHUR VILLASANTA Published on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 5:48 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Business News More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

NALSAR To Transport 209 Migrants Belonging To UP & Chhattisgarh Via Bus & Air Travel

first_imgNews UpdatesNALSAR To Transport 209 Migrants Belonging To UP & Chhattisgarh Via Bus & Air Travel LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Jun 2020 4:49 AMShare This – xThe alumni network of the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad (NALSAR) has taken up the task of transporting about 209 migrant workers, including children, back to their homes. Recently, the alumni network of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore facilitated the travel of 174 migrants from Mumbai to Rannchi, via a chartered Air…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe alumni network of the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad (NALSAR) has taken up the task of transporting about 209 migrant workers, including children, back to their homes. Recently, the alumni network of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore facilitated the travel of 174 migrants from Mumbai to Rannchi, via a chartered Air Asia flight.174 Migrants In Mumbai Return To Their Homes In Jharkhand Via Chartered Flight Sponsored By NLSIU Alumni So far as the project initiated by the alumni of NALSAR is concerned, they are presently undertaking two projects: (1) Funding for transport by air from Bengaluru, Karnataka to Raipur, Chattisgarh; (2) Funding for transport by bus from Asind, Rajasthan to Chitrakoot, UP. Bengaluru to Raipur Under this project, 174 workers and their children, including several infants, will be transported from Bengaluru to Raipur, via an Indigo flight. This will be done in collaboration with Loving Migrant Workers Network (LMWN) and Samerth Charitable Trust (Samerth) who will arrange for air travel on this route, and further with the Azim Premji University that will arrange for ration kits and food for these people when they land in Chhatisgarh. The total cost for this project is estimated at Rs. 16 lakhs, including funds for documentation, health screening and food during travel. Asind to Chitrakoot Under this project, the alumni will facilitate bus-travel of 9 migrant worker families, comprising of 20 adults and 25 children, from Bhilwara district in Rajasthan to Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh. They are brick-kiln workers who were stranded in the state of Rajasthan during the lockdown. These families were stranded on the road with little money and no shelter, water, and basic amenities, forcing them to undertake a long journey to their homes, on foot. The alumni group has resolved to facilitate their travel, in collaboration with Jai Bhim Vikas Seva Sanstha. The total cost for this project is estimated at Rs. 1.2 lakhs, including funds for travel, food and ration to sustain the workers when they get home. Further, as an immediate assistance to meet basic needs, they will provide cash support of Rs. 1000 to each of such migrants.Other details The network has ensured that apart from travel, the workers will be provided will all logistical support including end point pick up/ drop off, food, water, protective gear, ration kits and cash transfers to help sustain upon arrival at home. The entire project is being coordinated in association with an NGO run by an alumnus of the NALSAR itself, and they are presently under the process of raising the total funds to the tune of Rs. 18,00,000/-. Donations for the same may be made at: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-foodshaala-foundation?user=existing# “With more funds being raised in the coming days, we believe that we can together create a much greater impact, potentially save lives, and certainly alleviate much suffering. Given that the COVID-19 crisis is not even close to abating, let alone past its peak, it is crucial that you continue to contribute generously to help those whose livelihoods and homes have suddenly been snatched away. We are in the process of evaluating further priorities and making arrangements for further routes for transport, as well as food, medical supplies, and sanitary supplies. With your continued support, we can make a difference in the lives of many,” one of the alumni said. Next Storylast_img read more