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Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited offers general insurance for individuals and corporates. The company operates through Casualty, Property, Life, and Other segments, where the Casualty segment offers motor, liability and cash in transit, personal accident and health insurance products. The Property segment provides fire and allied perils, engineering, marine, and all risks insurance products. The Life segment offers life and pension insurance products. The Other segment provides stock-broking services. The company provides additional financial services as well, where housing, educational and vehicle loans are offered. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited has four subsidiaries that work under it, Feber Associates Ltd, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Phoenix TransAfrica Holdings Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries. The Group also owns an 80% stake in Associated Brokers Ltd. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Royston Wild | Thursday, 6th February, 2020 | More on: LLOY Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild 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. There’s a galaxy of great blue-chip income shares for UK investors to snap up today. But I’d be content to continue ignoring Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY), despite its big dividends and low earnings multiple.Its forward P/E ratio of 8.3 times sits well below the FTSE 100 average of just below 15 times. Meanwhile, a mammoth 6.1% dividend yield for 2020 dwarfs the 4.1% prospective average that the Footsie currently offers up.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…Though the PPI scandal might be drawing to a close, the banking giant has three other colossal problems to overcome that strike me with dread. The threat of a disorderly Brexit at the end of 2020 threatens to keep UK economic conditions under pressure this year (and possibly beyond). This could lead to interest rates being kept at profits-crushing lows. And the likes of Lloyds also face the ongoing attack from so-called challenger banks.A huge challengeNew data from BDO LLP illustrate the colossal impact these rivals are having on the banking industry’s traditional players. This shows the amount of lending by newly-launched challenger banks has doubled in the last five years to a record £115bn.The accountancy and business advisers point to three factors that the new kids on the block attribute to their success: their brands not being tarnished by mis-selling scandals that have cost traditional banks billions of pounds worth of penalties; their more flexible approach to lending decisions; and their use of brand new IT systems instead of outdated legacy systems, resulting in lower costs and enabling them to offer loans to customers at more competitive rates.Whether you’re a customer, a lender or a market commentator, it’s clear that digital banking in particular has become an industry game-changer in recent years. And BDO LLP is quick to point this out in its study, noting that “challenger banks’ use of disruptive technology in digital banking services and improving customer service has helped them quickly acquire new customers.”It adds that “some of the UK’s traditional banks have been slow to catch up.”Cheap and nasty?The likes of Lloyds continue to desperately cut costs to offset the impact of falling revenues and weakening margins on their bottom line. Just this week, the Black Horse Bank announced that it was closing another 56 branches between April and October. This suggests a possible stepping up of expense-saving measures following the 15 closures it announced late last summer.Broker estimates underline why Lloyds could be desperate to accelerate branch closures. City consensus suggests that earnings will decline 3% in 2020, reflecting expectations that income will fall again.Despite these measures, I fear that a mix of mounting competition, ultra-loose monetary policy, and Brexit-related threats could keep profits on a downtrend beyond the current year. I think we could see significant downgrades to these 2020 forecasts. Lloyds is cheap, but it’s cheap because of the massive challenges it faces long into the future. And it’s a share I’m avoiding like the plague. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Should you buy Lloyds for retirement as the threat from challenger banks rises? See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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The Scottish Mortgage share price: here’s what I’m doing now

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 | More on: SMT The Scottish Mortgage share price: here’s what I’m doing now 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. The Scottish Mortgage (LSE: SMT) share price has slumped in value over the past week. Shares in the investment trust have dropped around 10% since February 18. After the stock’s recent performance, this sudden decline might have surprised some investors. Before the slump, the stock was up around 15% for the year. However, it’s now trading at around the same level it started the 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…Still, over a longer period, shares in the investment trust are still beating the market. The value of the trust has risen by more than 100%, excluding dividends over the past 12 months. It has outperformed the FTSE 100 by around 107%, excluding dividends. Taking a step back looks as if the trust’s performance this week is just a blip. But does that mean I should take advantage of the recent decline in the value of the Scottish Mortgage share price to buy into this growth story? Scottish Mortgage share price outlook Past performance should never be used as a guide to future potential. As such, just because the trust has been a top investment to own over the past 12 months does not necessarily mean that it will continue to do so. Indeed, as an investment trust, the performance of the stock is tied to that of its underlying holdings, which in this case are high-flying tech companies like Tesla, Amazon and Chinese tech group Alibaba. All of these companies have prospered in the pandemic. As a result, the value of their shares has surged. Unfortunately, in recent days investors have started to question whether these stocks can continue to meet market expectations.That has resulted in significant declines in market value for some of these businesses. This has had a knock-on effect on the Scottish Mortgage share price.The risk that the value of the underlying investments in a fund will decline is always something fund investors will have to deal with. However, where Scottish Mortgage differentiates itself is that the company has a strong track record of selling assets and recycling profits into new opportunities. It recently cut its largest holding in Tesla, for example, to unlock cash. Buy low, sell highThanks to this strategy of buying low and selling high, the trust has produced a return of nearly 900% over the past 10 years. There’s no guarantee this performance will continue as we advance. There’s also no guarantee the trust’s strategy will continue to work. These are risks investors have to consider. Nevertheless, as a way to invest in some of the world’s fastest-growing tech companies, I think the Scottish Mortgage share price is one of the best opportunities available to me today. The managers of the trust seek to invest in companies with a long-term outlook. This has served them particularly well over the past decade, and it also fits in with my personal investment strategy. As such, I would buy the investment trust for my portfolio to gain exposure to the fast-growing tech industry.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Amazon, and Tesla and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

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Un año después de las inundaciones, el empeño de la…

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Un año después de las inundaciones, el empeño de la reconstrucción prosigue en Vermont [Episcopal News Service] Hace un año, miembros de las congregaciones episcopales de la Diócesis de Vermont estaban transportando mantequilla de maní, cacerolas, calentadores portátiles y artículos de limpieza en autos y camiones a lo largo de las autopistas del estado en lo que apodaban “relevo de autopista” [Freeway Relay] para ayudar a las víctimas de las inundaciones provocadas por el huracán Irene.Hoy, la carrera de relevo ha terminado, pero el trabajo para ayudar a que las personas reconstruyan sus vidas y sus casas aún prosigue.“La gente aún está dando tumbos”, dijo Ann Cooper, quien coordina las subvenciones de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales en la diócesis. “Hay personas que han caído en el atolladero, y aún se encuentran en él. Y por todas las personas que ayudamos, lo cual no es suficiente, sabemos que existe por lo menos el mismo número que necesitan ayuda. Parte del problema es encontrarlas, y el otro problema es financiarlas”.Las agencias de socorro a través del estado “informan que siguen recibiendo nuevas solicitudes todos los días”, dijo la Rda. E. Angela Emerson, ministra diocesana para el desarrollo de la mayordomía. Hay aún muchísima desconexión y relocalización y reasentamiento, eso sigue”.Un correo electrónico enviado poco después del huracán a la oficina de Emerson en la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo [St. Paul’s] en White River Junction, de una iglesia que necesitaba alimentos para su programa de distribución de comidas congeladas, ayudó a echar a andar el Freeway Relay. San Pablo se convirtió en el punto focal para la ayuda a lo largo de la [carretera] Interestatal 91, que corre hacia el sur desde la esquina nordeste de Vermont. Otra ruta de relevos iba por el lado occidental del estado. Para principios de octubre de 2011, virtualmente las 48 congregaciones de la diócesis habían participado de alguna manera, colectando, donando o transportando alimentos y provisiones adonde más los necesitaban, dijo Lynn Bates, canónigo del Ordinario, el otoño pasado.Si bien ese empeño de socorro concluyó, la necesidad continúa.“Las necesidades son tan individualizadas que en verdad no podemos hacer movilizaciones masivas”, dijo Emerson. “Realmente tiene que ajustarse a los casos individuales”.“La gente está aún en el proceso de reconstrucción,” dijo ella. Algunas familias están tratando de terminar de reconstruir para volver a sus casas, mientras que otras no han comenzado todavía. Algunas necesitan ayuda de combustible, otras revestimientos para sus cosas, otras mano de obra especializada para enfrentar las renovaciones.  El desafío radica en mantenerse en contacto con las personas. —la mayoría de las cuales ha regresado a trabajar—  y distribuir los recursos conforme a las necesidades individuales, explicó Emerson.La diócesis ha otorgado subvenciones grandes y pequeñas, desde pagar costos de embarque para mantas donadas y cargos por entrega de heno a dos granjas hasta ayudar a la reconstrucción de un muro inundado y a financiar la remoción de escombros y la recuperación de una deuda de un pueblito. Inicialmente, la diócesis recibió de $20.000 a $25.000 en donaciones de varias fuentes más una subvención de $20.000 de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales, dijo Cooper. La agencia de la Iglesia hizo otras donaciones adicionales, por  $50.000 el año pasado y por $150.000 en 2012, de las cuales unos $55.000 no se han gastado aún, dijo ella.“Muchas de nuestras donaciones se aplican a personas que no han logrado salir del atolladero, que no tienen derecho a las subvenciones de la [Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias] FEMA o que han sido rechazados, que descubrieron los daños demasiado tarde para solicitar ayuda, pequeñas empresas, personas que pasaron inadvertidas”, explicó ella. “Además, hemos intentado ayudar a las comunidades a recuperarse y a prepararse para el futuro, estamos trabajando con niños afectados por las inundaciones, hemos ayudado a construir o a restaurar huertos comunitarios y escolares a través del estado, etc.La diócesis también ha estado creando relaciones“Además del dinero que hemos dado, lo que más me entusiasma y me inspira es la relación de trabajo que hemos podido establecer con agencias gubernamentales —locales y estatales— y con comités de recuperación a largo plazo y con otras iglesias”, afirmó Cooper. Una subvención, por ejemplo, se destinó a un plan para ayudar a rehacer el cauce de una corriente a fin de atenuar futuras inundaciones y conseguir que otras iglesias episcopales, así como otras denominaciones y agrupaciones comunitarias y de servicios, participaran en el proyecto.“Parte de mi trabajo ha sido hablarles a los comités de participación comunitaria o a parroquias completas para tratar de presentarles las serias necesidades que sigue teniendo la labor de recuperación”, añadió. “El proyecto del cauce salió de una de esas conversaciones”.Volviendo a White River Junction, no hace mucho concluyó la labor de ayuda mediante la distribución de suministros que tenía su sede en San Pablo. En su lugar se está creando un nuevo ministerio ecuménico que se ha llamado Ministerio Después de Irene (o AIM, por su sigla en inglés) de Valle Alto [Upper Valley] en el que participan iglesias episcopales y congregacionales.“Hay muchas, muchas necesidades aquí, y estamos tratando de resolverlas”, dijo Holly Hall, miembro de San Pablo, que visita los hogares para identificar y registrar las necesidades de las víctimas de la inundación y ayudarles a controlar su estrés.Los voluntarios han seguido entregando agua a las familias que no tienen ninguna y leña para reemplazar la madera que está demasiado impregnada del cieno que siguió a la inundación para poder arder. Pero así como perduran esas necesidades físicas, surgen las necesidades emocionales.“Verdaderamente, el pesar probablemente sea mayor ahora de lo que fue hace ocho meses, debido a la realidad de lo que se ha perdido y al tener aún que ajustarse”, dijo Hall. Por ejemplo, ella ha estado visitando semanalmente a un paciente con diabetes. “Cuando lo vi el lunes fue la primera vez que me percaté de su ira y su furia, porque él estaba en verdad empezando a darse cuenta [de lo sucedido]”.Por teléfono, a Hall se le quebró la voz al hablar de las familias que ella visita. En verdad, visitar es más fácil, dijo. “Pensar al respecto es más difícil. Lo que me sorprende es el número de personas que creen que el problema se acabó. Cuando estás en la base y simplemente haces una visita una vez a la semana y puedes ser testigo del gran estrés de estas personas, [sabes] que el problema no se ha acabado”.El AIM labora para ayudar a reconstruir la comunidad así como ayuda a familias individuales. Los miembros están planeando un oficio de Halloween, por ejemplo, para el 28 de octubre, en el edificio de una antigua iglesia congregacional en West Hartford.El AIM trabaja ahora con 58 clientes, dijo Dick Davis, otro miembro de San Pablo. Según él, la reconstrucción es un problema a largo plazo para la zona, no sólo en lo que se refiere a infraestructura, sino también en lo tocante a las vidas de las personas. “Creo que todo el mundo desde White River Junction hasta Sharon, que queda a 32 kilómetros, ha gastado probablemente hasta el último centavo que tenían en ahorros, y muchas de esas personas están jubiladas. ¿Cómo reemplazas eso? De manera que esto tiene algunas consecuencias de reconstrucción a largo plazo… Uno podría escribir un libro con las historias individuales”.El trabajo es  “agotador y estimulante”, dijo Emerson, resaltando “la enorme cantidad de energía que conlleva el empeño de mantener tu propio equilibrio y de cuidarte”.“Éste es el tipo de trabajo que realmente cambia vidas”, dijo ella. “Uno se pone en contacto con personas que están significativamente traumatizadas, desorientadas y con un enorme pesar por todo lo que han perdido… Y eso suscita una tremenda humildad y gratitud en ti, basta realmente ver la humildad y la resistencia de parte de las personas que reciben ayuda y su deseo de dar algo a cambio —sencillamente es difícil ponerlo en palabras”.Cooper ve la obra de reconstrucción de la Iglesia como “evangelización por el ejemplo”.“No creo que tengas que estar dando vueltas con una Biblia y una cruz”, dice ella. “Creo que si ofreces un buen ejemplo de la vida de Cristo en el mundo, eso es evangelización”.El pueblecito de Stockbridge quedó “devastado” por la inundación, y algunas zonas fueron inaccesibles durante dos semanas, recordaba ella. Desde el comienzo las iglesias individuales proporcionaron ayuda. Un día, uno de los residentes dijo: “¡Sabe usted, todos queremos ser episcopales!”.“Es evangelización con el ejemplo” reiteró Cooper, “y ésa, para mí, es la más eficaz”.— Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Episcopal leaders join calls for peace in Colombia amid clashes…

first_img Rector Bath, NC By David PaulsenPosted May 14, 2021 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Ethnic Ministries, Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Advocacy Peace & Justice, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Hispanic and Latino Ministries, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Episcopal leaders join calls for peace in Colombia amid clashes between police, protesters This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Tags Demonstrators take part in a protest demanding government action to tackle poverty, police violence and inequalities in health care and education systems, in Bogotá, Colombia, May 9, 2021. Photo: Luisa Gonzalez/REUTERS[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal leaders are calling for an end to violence and for the protection of Colombians’ civil rights after more than two weeks of political protests in the South American country have been met by a deadly national police crackdown.Colombia Bishop Francisco José Duque Gómez issued a written statement expressing “solidarity with the suffering of the Colombia people” while affirming the church’s stance “on the side of the oppressed and violated.”“We demand of our leaders that the necessary actions be taken and conducive to the reestablishment of harmonious relations,” Duque said. “We urge you … to respect life, integrity and the right to protest, guaranteeing the safety and protection of each and every one who expresses their just claims.”The Diocese of Colombia is one of the seven Latin American dioceses that make up The Episcopal Church’s Province IX. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spoke to Duque on May 14 and followed up by releasing a video statement on the unrest.“We who follow the way of Jesus — we who seek to be the Jesus Movement in our time — stand in solidarity with those who are protesting peacefully and who work and labor faithfully for justice and humane solutions to our problems,” Curry said. “We pray and ask that all people of goodwill join hands and work together for the realization of peace, the establishment of justice and the way of reconciliation of love and life for all the people of Colombia. We stand with you in your struggle and pray God’s blessing and guidance on you and on the entire human family.”The protests began April 28 in response to a government proposal to increase tax revenue despite the economic hardships many Colombians have suffered, especially over the past year during the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrations erupted in the capital of Bogotá and spread to other cities, with the unrest growing particularly intense in Cali, southwest of the capital. Although Colombia’s leaders backed away from their tax proposals, the protests haven’t abated and instead expanded to include calls for police reforms. The violent crackdown on the protests has further fueled those calls.At least 42 people are reported to have died and dozens more suffered injuries amid clashes between protesters and security forces. Human rights groups have highlighted the use of tear gas by police, with some reports of officers firing live ammunition against protesters. Some protesters have responded by attacking police stations and injuring officers.In addition to the bishop’s statement, the Diocese of Colombia issued a seven-point response to the unrest that called for justice, underscored laws protecting the right to peacefully protest and rejected violence of all kinds on both sides. The diocesan response includes a call to “days of prayer” in the Episcopal parishes and missions across Colombia.“We express our solidarity with our brothers and sisters who have most suffered from the effects of the pandemic, for all those who have suffered the effects of violence in these days of protest, for those who continue to stand firm in their purpose of protest and political favoritisms, cooperate in a decisive way with the citizenry that only seeks a model of society based in justice, liberty and respect for their rights,” the diocesan statement concludes.The Episcopal Church’s Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries, meanwhile, began last week livestreaming daily prayer services on Facebook at 9 p.m. EDT to pray for peace in Colombia.“We have such large constituencies of Colombian clergy in the U.S. We also have a lot of Colombian members in our congregations. They are concerned about what’s going on in their [native] country,” the Rev. Anthony Guillén, missioner of Latino/Hispanic ministries, told ENS by phone. “And we have many relationships with clergy in the Diocese of Colombia. … What affects them affects us, and we’re all in this together.”The evening devotional time is led by clergy and lay leaders in Colombia, including Duque, as well as Episcopalians and Anglicans living in other parts of the world.“The prayers resonate the concerns with what is happening in their communities,” the Rev. Glenda McQueen told ENS. She is the officer for Latin America and the Caribbean in The Episcopal Church’s Global Partnerships Office. “The prayers provide a time to express our solidarity as the people of God. No matter where we are, we can all pray for peace in Colombia.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Port Hope House / Teeple Architects

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Scott Norsworthy+ 22 Share Blackwell Bowick ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/559555/port-hope-house-teeple-architects Clipboard Project Team:Stephen Teeple, Luc BoulianeCity:Port HopeCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Scott NorsworthyRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. The Port Hope House is located on a hundred-acre site bordering Lake Ontario, 5 kilometers outside of the town of Port Hope, Ontario. The property gently slopes southward for a kilometer across farmland, is interrupted briefly by a dense woodlot, and terminates at a 75-foot cliff that falls into the lake.Save this picture!© Scott NorsworthyAdjacent to the cliff edge is an abandoned rail passage cut into the earth that once served as the first train connection to southern Ontario. This 15 foot deep trench runs parallel to the water the distance of the property and generates another unique ecosystem on the site.Save this picture!© Scott NorsworthyThe project’s unique location is the single most important element in the design concept. The specific location of the house was selected to take advantage of the confluence of four key site conditions: the dark peace of a woodlot at the northern end of the property; the openness of a vast fallow field; the unexpected quiet of an abandoned rail cut; and a thunderous lake embankment. One by one, these are carefully woven into the architectural experience of the project, resulting in a delightfully orchestrated presentation of surprising spatial contrasts that balance the two natural extremes of the site – expanses of land and expanses of water.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionIndeed, the project’s tectonic expression is based on its physical relationship to the topography; gradually rising cast-in-place concrete walls are embedded in the earth of the property: at their lowest point subtly framing both views to the woodlot and thermal baths and then growing upward, thrusting the living room, kitchen and master bedroom into a dramatic cantilever above the rail cut to capture unrestrained views of the lake. What begins as a single lifting and curving form splits into two framed volumes, allowing via a subtle separation, clerestory lighting to permeate deep into the living areas. A sloping deck connects the master bedroom with both the pool and field.The sustainable features incorporated in the house make for a minimal ecological footprint and nominal reliance on the grid. The form and orientation of the project maximize beneficial solar exposure and a high-performance envelope is achieved with predominantly solid east-west facades and heat mirror film glazing. The long concrete walls create thermal mass which works in concert with the ground source heating system to reduce the need for natural gas.Save this picture!© Scott NorsworthyA charcoal zinc cladding flows over the concrete, forming a highly efficient building envelope. As the house rises toward the South, the material palette and massing lighten to privilege openness and light. Internal courtyards and clerestories facilitate natural ventilation and daylighting. Emphasizing the house’s organic connection to the land, water and sewage are treated on site, rainwater is collected for irrigation and the majority of land around the house has been re-naturalized, save for vegetable gardens that seasonally supply the clients’ needs.Save this picture!© Scott NorsworthyProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitect Develops the World’s First HoverboardArchitecture NewsPrairie Logic / el doradoSelected Projects Share Port Hope House / Teeple ArchitectsSave this projectSavePort Hope House / Teeple Architects Structural Engineers: “COPY” Photographs Houses Year:  2012 Architects: Teeple Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year: center_img “COPY” Canada Area:  4450 ft² Area:  4450 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project General Contractor: photographs:  Scott Norsworthy Photographs:  Scott Norsworthy Port Hope House / Teeple Architects Derek Nicholson Inc CopyHouses•Port Hope, Canada Elite H.V.A.C. Designs Mechanical Engineers: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/559555/port-hope-house-teeple-architects Clipboard 2012 CopyAbout this officeTeeple ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPort HopeHousesCanadaPublished on October 23, 2014Cite: “Port Hope House / Teeple Architects” 23 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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OU integrates Web and newspaper appeals

 15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis OU integrates Web and newspaper appeals About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 5 July 1999 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis he Open University is clearly attempting to track the response rate to its current newspaper advertisements for new students. Instead of simply including the www.open.ac.uk Web address on the response form, the adverts suggest contacting www.open.ac.uk/advert (see today’s Guardian). The resultant visits will be recorded on the OU Web server logs and will help their marketing department assess feedback via the Web.The Open University is clearly attempting to track the response rate to its current newspaper advertisements for new students. Instead of simply including the www.open.ac.uk Web address on the response form, the adverts suggest contacting www.open.ac.uk/advert (see today’s Guardian). The resultant visits will be recorded on the OU Web server logs and will help their marketing department assess feedback via the Web.It’s not the most advanced use of press ads and Web pages – the online prospectus application form still asks the visitor for the source code on the advertising coupon. However, of those UK charities who include a URL on their press ads, most stick with the base URL, thereby ignoring the possibility of measuring feedback. Advertisement read more

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Inquiring minds read Marxist’s work

first_imgFred Goldstein at the Inquiring Minds bookstore.Author and Workers World Party leader Fred Goldstein was at the Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties, N.Y., in the Hudson Valley to discuss his latest book, “Capitalism at a Dead End: Job Destruction, Overproduction and Economic Crisis in the High-Tech Era.” The mid-February gathering showed a modest if growing interest in this type of analysis.Marxism is a tough sell in the United States, especially when it’s accompanied by a truly revolutionary view of the current capitalist system. It was only 21 years ago, after the end of the Soviet Union, that pro-capitalist ideologues were promoting “the end of history” and the perpetual domination of capitalism as the closest equivalent to heaven on earth.These days, that’s also a tough sell, even if the intellectual defenders of the status quo still dominate the internet, the air waves, the print media and the universities. But a stagnant economy, with another recession and rampant poverty in capitalist Europe, and perpetual unemployment throughout the capitalist world have wiped away the capitalists’ shine of 1992.Goldstein’s book in SpanishIn Latin America, where there has been an upsurge in Marxist thought accompanying the election of progressive, and in some cases anti-imperialist, heads of state in some countries, there is even more interest in Goldstein’s book. In December the Spanish-language version came out, “Capitalism en un callejón sin salida,” and a flurry of reviews in Spanish and Portuguese have aroused interest both in the Iberian Peninsula — where unemployment is at 25 percent — and throughout Latin America.The reviewers were not academic Marxists — although they may have academic credentials — but leading analysts of working-class parties. These include Manuel Raposo of Mudar de Vida (Change of Life) in Portugal, Manuel Navarrete of Red Roja (Red Network) in Spain, and Olmedo Beluche, a University of Panama professor and leader of the Movimiento Popular Unificado (Popular Unified Movement) in Panama.Goldstein’s website has received reports that groups in Panama, Honduras and Brazil are reading and discussing his book, as are Colombian exiles in Europe, and that at least one Latin American labor leader has used the book as a valuable source for his presentation at an international conference.The reviews, besides being distributed by their authors, have been posted on popular websites and disseminated from there. For example, the Portugese site ­odiario.info published Raposo’s review, which was then picked up by websites of communist organizations in Brazil. These plus the popular Spanish-language sites La Haine, Kaos en la Red, Rebelion and Venezuela’s Aporrea had a total of more than 10,000 hits from people reading the reviews.The book exists in print in small quantities in Spanish at this time, but it can also be found in both languages on the author’s lowwagecapitalism.com site in pdf format, as well as on some other sites like La Rosa Blindada in Argentina.For more information, see ­lowwagecapitalism.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The Skiff: November 29, 2018

first_imgThe Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 117, Issue 14: Christmas is on campus with the return of the annual tree lighting eventAlso: Three players receive spots on post-season All Big 12 volleyball teams, the second provost candidate spoke on campus this week and TCU football is going to a bowl game after their last win. Linkedin Facebook Twitter The Skiff + posts Facebook Twitter ReddIt Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Trump, Putin, Cohen…the list goes onNext articleHoroscope: November 30, 2018 The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/center_img Life in Fort Worth The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 Linkedin ReddIt The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Welcome TCU Class of 2025 The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/last_img read more

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Love Killaloe, actually

first_imgNewsCommunityLove Killaloe, actuallyBy Bernie English – April 30, 2013 833 The twin towns are now holding “Love Weekends” on the third weekend of every month and the next are on Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19.via Love Killaloe, actually (309) | Limerick Post Newswrite. TAGSballinafeaturedfull-imagejoe duffykillaloerte WhatsApp THE TWIN towns of Killaloe and Ballina will be staring on the small screen shortly as  RTE’s Local Heroes screens the fun and games which were filmed there. The midwest towns will be the subject of an episode of RTE 1′s Local Heroes on Wednesday May 8 at 8.30pm. It’s part of a new series of Local Heroes that will showcase six areas around the country and Killaloe Ballina is first off the ranks.In order to attract visitors to the beautiful twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina in the off season, local businesses in Killaloe and Ballina started working together as a collective group to market the area as the perfect place to holiday. As part of this effort, the Ballina Killaloe Business Association applied to take part in the RTE TV programme Local Heroes last December in an effort to profile the area nationwide. The TV program hosted by Joe Duffy is all about meeting individuals who are doing or plan to do something visionary to create jobs in their local communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print First Irish death from Coronavirus Said Mariam O’Donovan, Chairperson of Ballina Killaloe Business Association, says “We couldn’t believe the amount of filming that had to take place to get a 30 minute program. A  huge effort went into the 70 plus hours of filming that took place and all the businesses involved can’t wait to see the program”. Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Linkedin Twitter Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleLimerick river bus will open Ardnacrusha to touristsNext articleCareBright launch Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Email The Association decided that the brand for the area would be Love Killaloe Ballina and have there is now a new landing page www.lovekillaloe.ie.The association launched the  love weekend event on March 23 and the finale can be seen in the program where they even got a couple on their wedding day to take part in their inaugural “Tug of Love”. Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

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