GT reveals non-executives

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Gambling Commission chair urges industry to raise standards

first_img Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bingo 16th July 2018 | By contenteditor William Moyes, chair of the Gambling Commission, wants industry to “step up” to help improve standards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Strategy Tech & innovation Bingo Poker William Moyes, chairman of the Gambling Commission, has issued a call for the industry to “step up” as the UK-based regulator seeks to improve standards in the sector.Speaking in the organisation’s Annual Report, Moyes said while 2017-18 was a year of “considerable change” for the UK market, the current year will see more upheaval as the commission pushes ahead with its new strategy.The three-year plan covers the period from 2018 until 2021, with a key focus on addressing issues the industry, government and society must tackle if the UK is to have a culture that treats the consumer fairly and tackles gambling-related harm more seriously.The five main strategic priorities are to protect the interests of consumers; to prevent harm to consumers and the public; raise standards in the gambling market; optimise returns to good causes from lotteries and improve the way the Commission regulates.However, Moyes said in order to achieve these goals, the industry must support the regulator in its efforts.“This year will bring more change for the industry. We have set out ambitious plans for the coming year, and indeed for the life of our three-year strategy,” Moyes said.“We cannot deliver this work alone. We need continued strong partnerships with other regulators, consumer representatives and government.“Most importantly, we need the industry to step up and work to raise standards and reduce the risk of harm.“The challenge now is to support the industry in the raising of standards and in making gambling fairer and safer for all.”In the report, the commission set out its progress for 2017-18 and said it had achieved 38 of its 41 corporate business plan milestones in the past year, with the aim of delivering the remaining three in the current year.The watchdog processed over 240 licence applications from prospective operators in the past year, with just over 2,000 individuals having applied for a licence.In addition, the commission said it undertook 75 regulatory and criminal investigations in 2017-18, including the record £7.8m (€8.8m/$10.3m) fine for 888 following serious social responsibility failings. Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Gambling Commission chair urges industry to raise standardslast_img read more

Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) 2018 Presentation

first_imgMinergy Limited (MIN.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 presentation For more information about Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Minergy Limited (MIN.bw)  2018 presentation Company ProfileMinergy Corporation Limited is a coal mining and trading company which supplies quality coal to industrial concerns and Independent Power Producers (IPPS) in Botswana. The Group structure consists of three entities: Minergy Limited, the listed company; Minergy Coal (Pty) Limited, the mining activities in Botswana; and MinSales (Pty) Limited, the South African-based marketing arm of Minergy Corporation Limited. The main activity of the Group centres around the Masama Project which operates in the Mmamabula Coalfield. The shallow opencast mine produces high quality coal within a competitive cost structure due to its size and location to the regional markets. The Masama Project produces large tonnages of coal that is suitable for export to Africa, India, Asia and China.last_img read more

Can the AstraZeneca share price hold up after a failed drug trial?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Karl Loomes | Monday, 27th January, 2020 | More on: AZN The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca. Karl has shares in AstraZeneca. 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. It’s a fact of the pharmaceutical business that not all drug trials result in a promising product, unfortunately for pharmaceutical companies, shareholders and most importantly patients. Indeed it’s the very nature of drug trials to discover if the proposed medication works as planned. A failed drug trial, as much as investors may not like it from a financial standpoint, scientifically is almost as valuable as a successful one – the trial did its job.It’s in this light that news this month from AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) saying the company will be writing-down $100m after trials of its heart disease drug Epanova were “disappointing”, must be taken. In fact it should be noted that the drug in question is actually successful and already in use. It’s a treatment for a specific type of condition that increases the risk of heart disease. The failed trial was undertaken in hopes that it may work on another specific type of condition, which it failed to do.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…Research and developmentIn many ways, the R&D departments of big pharmaceutical companies are where the money is made. Developing new and better medications, I’d argue, is usually more important than all the admin, sales work and perhaps even management that a company has. I’d say, for example, that a pharmaceutical company could make money if it invented a cure for cancer, even if it was badly managed and had poor sales staff.R&D is an area in which AstraZeneca has really stepped up over the past few years, and in no small way has been responsible for what many call a turnaround following a rather lacklustre period. Its new medicines have been accounting for a big chunk of its sales, with heart disease treatments and oncology medications some of its most notable money-makers.Carving out a nicheIt’s with its oncology treatments that Astra has in many ways been distinguishing itself from the competition. While the majority of cancer treatments have generally focused on later stages of the disease, AstraZeneca has instead been focusing more towards early detection, prevention and treatment. This has been giving it an advantage.And it has been pro-active in addressing one major issue facing ‘big pharma’ too. This is, of course, the growth of cheap, generic versions of branded drugs, particularly after the patents end, and particularly in China. While AstraZeneca has not been immune to these troubles, it has managed to offset much of the damage through working with local hospitals and the government in China to help secure fair prices for its treatments.So to answer the title question of this article, I think the failed trial will by no means have a detrimental impact on Astra shares. As I said earlier, the aim of the trial was to see if this drug could work or not in a specific case – it couldn’t, and so the trial actually did what it was supposed to.Far more important for the company is its increased interest in and spending on the R&D of new drugs. If it keeps that up, a few failed trials will easily be absorbed by the exponential benefits of just one or two great drugs. 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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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Karl Loomeslast_img read more

How I’m still buying cheap shares now to capitalise on the stock market recovery

first_imgHow I’m still buying cheap shares now to capitalise on the stock market recovery Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold | Monday, 15th March, 2021 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares One year ago, the FTSE 100 was near the bottom of its crash after Covid-19 emerged and devastated the markets. The index still had a few points further to fall over the coming few days in March 2020, but was close to its nadir.Hindsight makes investing look easy. And it’s clear now a good tactic last spring would have been to back up the truck and load it with the dirt-cheap shares of high-quality businesses to hold for the stock market recovery. Investors could even have restricted their share picks to big-cap companies in the FTSE 100 and produced an impressive return over the past year. Or they could have joined in the ‘dash for trash’ and bought shares in businesses that would go on to be damaged by the pandemic.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…An impressive stock market recoveryIn both cases, shares have been shooting up over the past few months. And that process has been accelerated by the ever-improving economic news on the ground. In many cases, businesses have adapted and continued to trade through the crisis and the lockdowns. And scientific and medical progress offers the world a clear view of a potential escape from the pandemic. It looks like treatments and vaccines for Covid-19 will end up pushing the disease down so that it becomes less prominent in our lives.So, even if businesses have been unable to trade in the lockdowns, it looks like they’ll be able to restart their operations soon. And their shares have been rising to accommodate the improving outlook. After all, the stock market always looks ahead. And what matters is what those businesses are going to achieve, rather than the trading figures they’re producing now.The rally in stocks has been broad-based. And it’s possible to become discouraged and fear we’ve missed the boat. But I reckon it’s still possible to buy cheap stocks as measured against their current or future profit expectations. One good indicator, for example, is the presence of a chunky dividend yield.The appeal of a high dividend yieldI’d aim to select high-yield dividend stocks with a focus on the quality of the underlying business and its future prospects. A portfolio of such income shares could go on to deliver a growing passive income. And I’d plan to reinvest the dividend stream back into my shareholdings so that my gains start compounding over time.However, a high dividend yield is not a positive indicator in itself. And not all stocks with a big yield are worth buying. Some companies may not be able to repeat their historical dividends, especially in today’s harsh economic environment. But if I focus on the quality of a firm’s cash flow and forward projections for earnings, I should be able to identify those companies with attractive dividend prospects.There’s no guarantee this strategy will help me produce decent long-term returns from shares. And successful stock picking isn’t easy. But I’m prepared to embrace the risks because the long-term performance of the stock market, in general, has been positive. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

‘Today feels like a miracle’ for same-sex couples in two…

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group ‘Today feels like a miracle’ for same-sex couples in two Dallas parishes Twenty-four marriages get recognition and blessing after years of waiting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Human Sexuality, 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ General Convention, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 22, 2019 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service 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 President of the House of Deputies, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Resolution B012, Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img General Convention 2018, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Some of the 15 couples renewing their vows and having their marriages blessed Jan. 19 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in north Dallas sing during the evening service. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Dallas] The talk over the weekend in two Episcopal Diocese of Dallas parishes was of history being made, dreams coming true and miracles happening as 24 same-sex couples received what they had longed for: their home church’s recognition and blessing.“For a lot of years, you and I have been told that our relationships are not worthy of celebration, are not worthy of God’s love, not worthy of God’s blessing,” said retired Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson in his sermon at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in the first of the two services the weekend of Jan. 19-20 to bless couples who had to leave the diocese to get married, or be married in civil ceremonies, because the diocesan bishop opposes same-sex marriage.“Today we put that aside forever,” Robinson told the 15 Transfiguration couples. “We know it is not true, and our lives will show it. This day may feel like a miracle to you, and that’s because it is. Thanks be to God.”A miracle was happening in their midst, retired Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson told the nine same-sex couples who were renewing their vows and having their marriages blessed Jan. 20 at the Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Dallas. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe following day, Robinson reiterated that sense of the miraculous at the Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, where nine couples participated in a similar service. He called those expressions of unworthiness “a perversion of God’s love.”Robinson, the Christian church’s first openly gay, partnered bishop, told the St. Thomas congregation that he was elected in 2003 just weeks before the United States Supreme Court struck down Texas’ anti-sodomy law. Lawrence v. Texas effectively meant states could no longer count same-sex sexual activity as a crime. The decision paved the way for the 2015 Supreme Court decision, known as Obergefell v. Hodges and Consolidated Cases, that said same-sex couples have a constitutional right to be married.Ten of the 24 couples had been married in civil services while 14 had had church weddings, mostly in other Episcopal churches. The liturgies at the two churches recognized that difference. Those with civil marriages asked for the blessing of God and the church on their unions, pledging, in the words of the St. Thomas service, “to fulfill the obligations which Christian marriage demands.” The other 14 gave thanks for God’s blessing received during their liturgical marriages and renewed the vows that they made.Then, all of them together had their marriages, and their rings, blessed.Having their wedding rings blessed was part of the services for the 15 same-sex couples at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and the nine at the Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“Many of you in this congregation have been waiting a very long time for this moment,” Robinson said during his Transfiguration sermon. LGBTQ people “have been waiting since time began.”“And we get to be the generation where it happens,” he said, fighting back tears.The weekend services took place after Transfiguration and St. Thomas, along with Episcopal Church of the Ascension, said they wanted to perform same-sex marriages under a 2018 General Convention compromise with Dallas Bishop George Sumner and seven other conservative diocesan bishops. The bishops had refused to authorize two trial-use marriage rites that were approved by General Convention in 2015 and required couples wanting to use them to be married outside their diocese and away from their home church.In 2018, when convention approved Resolution B012 to give same-sex couples unfettered access to those rites in all of its domestic dioceses, Sumner and some of the conservative bishops interpreted the resolution to mean they had to appoint another bishop to provide some sort of supervision or pastoral support of that access. Such supervision is only required for straight couples in cases of remarriage when the divorced spouse is still living.Sumner decided that he could not be in a pastoral relationship with parishes that wished to perform same-sex marriages. He negotiated with Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith to provide Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight, or DEPO, to those parishes, relinquishing oversight but not diocesan authority. (More information about the 2018 compromise and its impact is here).Brooke Robb sorts M&Ms Jan. 19 as she assembles rainbow-themed centerpieces for the reception at the Church of the Transfiguration. Robb, a lifelong member of “the Fig,” as some call the church, recalled that the parish raised up the first woman priest in the diocese, the Rev. Gwen Buehrens. The parish has always been a leader on issues of inclusion, she said, adding she was glad that same-sex couples could finally be formally recognized by the parish. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“We are aiming to live out ‘communion across difference’ with all charity and respect,” Sumner told Episcopal News Service in an email Jan. 19.Smith, who met with leaders of the three parishes the previous weekend, wrote to ENS that he believes B012 “provides a provisional and contingent way forward, as our church seeks a balance between theological diversity and the unity which most Episcopalians desire.”Smith called Sumner “gracious in welcoming me to Dallas and clear about his continuing desire to care for the three parishes entrusted to my pastoral and spiritual oversight.”“We are both, I have found, committed to showing generosity toward one another, so necessary if DEPO is to work,” the Missouri bishop said. “And I want all that I undertake to be both clear in purpose and transparent in all the particulars, for the sake of the parishes, the Diocese of Dallas, and the whole of our church.”Fred Ellis, a St. Thomas member and longtime LGBTQ advocate, told ENS just before the Jan. 20 service there that Sumner has “made every effort to make this as seamless as possible.”“We’ve come a long way in this diocese,” Ellis said. “We’re able to talk to each other now without rancor and without the vitriol that previously occurred.”Both Transfiguration and St. Thomas decided to live into the access granted by B012 by first recognizing couples whose marriages were caught up in the diocese’s prior refusal to authorize the rites in any way. The Rev. Paul Klitzke, Ascension’s rector, told ENS that members there did not feel the need for such a service. Instead, same-sex couples who until now had been unable to even have their anniversaries blessed were all invited to join in the parish’s tradition of giving those blessings on the first Sunday of each month. Those blessings first happened on the First Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2, the day when B012 became effective.“The biggest heartbreak for us with this was that we had a really faithful couple who were here every week, sat in the front row, were really excited about the outcome of General Convention, and one of them died this fall,” Klitzke said. “We were expectant and hopeful, and I think they would have been out marking the new era because they would likely have been married now. Probably, this month we would have had a wedding service for them; instead last fall, we had a funeral.”The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, acknowledged in letters to both parishes that the historic celebrations “cannot fully compensate for the sadness of being unable to be married in your own church.”She told the couples that “Episcopalians rejoice with you that justice has finally come” to their parishes. She said faithful LGBTQ Episcopalians “for too long have been asked to bear the burden of the church’s historic struggle to embrace the Gospel’s promise of inclusion.”In her letter to St. Thomas, Jennings echoed a theme of both services when she remembered “with particular gratitude the saints who labored for decades to bring God’s justice to God’s church, including those who went on before us without seeing their dream come true today.”Each of the Transfiguration couples could order their favorite cake and frosting for their individual “wedding cake.” Some further customized the cakes with toppers reflecting their interests. Each cake was displayed with the couple’s photo and a place card noting the date and location of their marriage. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceBeth Ann Hotchko told ENS that she and her wife, Sandra Kay Potter, were married three times in different parts of the country as U.S. laws changed. She said she appreciated the leaders of The Episcopal Church who crafted Resolution B012, which she said brought Transfiguration to “a place where we don’t have to rely on our bishop to say yes or no, we have alternatives.”The Rev. J.D. Godwin spent decades at Transfiguration, first as an assistant beginning in 1982, and then as rector from the fall of 2000 until leaving in March 2013. For all of that time, his partner, David Stinson, was with him. “For the first 18 years, we were very quiet,” Godwin told ENS before a rehearsal on Jan. 18. However, Godwin said, it was during the search that led to his being called as rector that the vestry understood and accepted the relationship.The two men were married in 2012 in a United Church of Christ congregation in Davenport, Iowa. To be able to come back to Transfiguration and be among the 15 couples to renew their marriage vows “is just awesome, it’s heartwarming, it’s just incredible,” Godwin said.“And, I am so sorry for the years that people didn’t get this opportunity. I look back at the numbers of people who are rejoicing on another shore.”The Rev. Casey Shobe, Godwin’s successor, told ENS that being able to offer such a service “really does feel like a dream coming true.” Shobe testified at convention and was deeply involved in the work by deputies and others that resulted in the passage of B012. Robinson described him “as astounding in his passion for justice, even when he doesn’t have a pony in this race.”Shobe in his interview with ENS said he hoped that the publicity the service received tells the rest of Dallas that “there is a Christian church in this community that really does believe in the equality of all, and that the inclusion of LGBTQ persons in Christian churches is no longer a fringe issue, something only done by a radical subset.”Here is how the Dallas Morning News covered the Transfiguration service.Shobe was involved in the development of a website called “Dear General Convention” that included videos and written stories about people who, prior to Resolution B012, could not be married in that diocese. The aim was to convince bishops and deputies to ensure full access to the rites. He said the site will eventually become a thank-you to the convention for its passage of B012. The organizers want to show “how grateful we are that the leaders of The Episcopal Church listened to our stories and heard our appeal and understood our hurt and our needs and helped to solve this problem,” he said.St. Thomas members David Flick and Bob Moos were part of that appeal and were among the couples who renewed their vows on Jan. 20. In a Dear General Convention video, Flick and Moos told the story of when Flick received a bad report during his struggle with prostate cancer and how glad they were to have the support of St. Thomas clergy and members.“The church was with us in the worst of times, and it never seemed right to me that they couldn’t be with us in happy times as well,” Moos said after the service.Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle members David Flick, left, and Bob Moos take a turn at cutting the cake at a reception following the Jan. 20 service there. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe couple have been together since 1997 and were married in 2015 at the Church of St. Mary of the Harbor in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Some St. Thomas members went with them to Cape Cod for the service, “but it’s not the same as being surrounded by your fellow parishioners (in your home church). I felt bad about that. I felt like a second-class Episcopalian,” Moos said through tears.John Touhey, who renewed his vows with John Lambert during the St. Thomas service, said his sense of not being welcome in The Episcopal Church had driven him to a Universal Unitarian congregation. “If they’re not going to keep up with me, why should I stay in a church where I am not accepted,” Touhey said of his decision.The Rev. Joy Daley, who served at Transfiguration as a deacon and priest before becoming St. Thomas’ rector in 2014, told ENS that, over the years, she found herself “sending people off to this church or that justice of the peace” to be married. Often, those couples would ask if she could bless their rings before their marriage elsewhere. “It always struck me as strange: I can bless these objects but not this beautiful relationship that God has brought into being?”Daley, who testified during the B012 debate at convention, said she wants the rest of The Episcopal Church to know that the weekend of celebrations in Dallas means “love wins. If you don’t give up standing up for what you know that God has called you to, that faithfulness will ultimately be rewarded. You never know when and how.”“I just feel grateful that in my time here, all that pain that I have seen people go through, that I have been able to be here for this day is a true blessing,” Daley said. “All those long meetings and frustration that people here have had to live with, that day has finally passed.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Distance of Fog / StudioGreenBlue

first_img Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/96968/distance-of-fog-studiogreenblue Clipboard Area:  104 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Distance of Fog / StudioGreenBlueSave this projectSaveDistance of Fog / StudioGreenBlue Distance of Fog / StudioGreenBlue Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlue+ 21 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/96968/distance-of-fog-studiogreenblue Clipboard Photographs:  StudioGreenBlueText description provided by the architects. This house is called “Distance of Fog” and it is situated in the suburbs of Tokyo. The project site is located on a cul de sac with seven other single family homes. Cul de sac’s in Japan often are used as a common space for the families that live on them, and they are often used as children’s playgrounds or places of gathering. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorBut unfortunately, most suburban Japanese homes tend to be disconnected to the street. This subdivision is certainly no exception. The client requested an “expanse of space” and an “open floorplan” which suited their lifestyle. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueTherefore, we decided to design a house with a bright presence. We also wanted to extend the brightness into the rooms and naturally illuminate the common spaces within the home. Privacy became the biggest challenge when deciding to open the home up to the street. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueIt became apparent that the proximity of the home to the road presented a challenge of separation between spaces. So we decided to create a sense of distance with the concept of looking through fog. This concept breaks up the visual range, without creating a solid barrier. Using the concept of filtering an image, we adjusted the level of visual information penetrating through multiple layers, creating an effect similar to looking though fog. First, we moved the house to the back of the lot and maximized the front yard. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueThen we adjusted the level of visual information as it relates to the finish floor level, placement of walls, and also reflections on mirrors and glass. Furthermore, we separated the private room by using perforated metal screens, each one of a unique pattern, and they were arranged to very specific locations. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueBy overlapping the perforated metal, a moiré pattern is formed, which creates a screening effect, similar to fog. The moiré pattern constantly changes according to the angle of the viewer, and it creates a twinkling pattern at night. Moreover, the light pattern is filtered onto the wall, the floors, and the ceiling and creates a softening effect like under water. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueIt required the understanding of multiple levers of filtering to maintain brightness in the home and a new sense of distance to the public realm. Through these design techniques, it successfully became the house on the cul de sac with a “Bright sense of existence” in suburban Tokyo.Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueProject gallerySee allShow lessDirichlet Modular Decomposition / Arthur TothArticlesLondon Vibe Cuboid / Ahmed ZayedArticles Share Houses CopyHouses•Japan Year:  2010 “COPY” Japan ArchDaily Architects: StudioGreenBlue Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudioGreenBlueOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on December 20, 2010Cite: “Distance of Fog / StudioGreenBlue” 20 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?雾的距离 / StudioGreenBlue是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Morgan County Cattleman Named to Beef Promotion Board

first_img Facebook Twitter Morgan County Cattleman Named to Beef Promotion Board Home Indiana Agriculture News Morgan County Cattleman Named to Beef Promotion Board SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jan 6, 2017 Norman-Voyles-Norman Voyles, Jr. of Martinsville was one of 39 appointees by the Secretary of Agriculture to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. He replaces outgoing board member Donald Gurtner of Freemont. Mr. Gurtner, a dairy farmer has served on the board for 6 years. All appointees serve 3-year terms and are eligible to serve two terms.The new board will take office immediately upon conclusion of the February, 2017 board meeting in Nashville; the current board remains seated until the conclusion of that meeting.New Board members will be sworn in and seated during the New Board Orientation this spring and the first meeting of the 2017 board will be this summer.The 100-member board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985. The Secretary of Agriculture selects the appointees nominated by beef, veal, dairy, and importers-certified organizations.Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards. They empower farmers and ranchers to leverage their own resources to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which ensures fiscal accountability and program integrity for participating stakeholders. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleBig Oil Looking to New Administration with Hopes of RFS ChangesNext articleHoosier Farmer Visits Trump Tower Gary Truittlast_img read more

Death threats to journalist “very worrying”

first_img Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti May 5, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats to journalist “very worrying” Organisation HaïtiAmericas News October 11, 2019 Find out more November 14, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Haïti June 11, 2019 Find out more Another journalist murdered in Haiticenter_img News RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice News Reporters Without Borders said today it was “very worried” about death threats made to leading Haitian journalist Liliane Pierre-Paul, programme chief and news show presenter on Radio Kiskeya.A letter arrived at the radio station on 30 April containing a 12 mm cartridge and a written demand for her to read each day for the next week a statement calling for France to pay Haiti an indemnity of $21.7 billion, the sum President Jean-Bertrand Aristide recently asked France to pay to compensate for the 90 million francs indemnity it imposed on Haiti in 1838 in exchange for recognition of Haiti’s independence. The letter also threatened to attack French citizens.”These threats to one of the most prominent figures in the privately-owned media are extremely serious, especially because of the general climate of impunity in the country,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Since the threats seem to come from organisations considered close to the ruling Lavalas party, we will hold the authorities responsible before the world if anything happens to her,” he said.The letter Pierre-Paul got bore the names of the grassroots organisations Domi Nan Bwa, Cercueil, Bale Wouze, Bœuf, Pilate and Tête-ciel. The first three are close to Fanmi Lavalas and Domi Nan Bwa claimed responsibility for the December 2001 murder in the southwestern town of Petit-Goâve of radio station Echo 2000 journalist Brignol Lindor after opposition figures had taken part in programme he hosted. Reporters Without Borders considers these groups that threaten journalists to be unofficial armed militias with the job of targeting government critics and opponents.Pierre-Paul also received death threats in January 2001, when two pro-Aristide grassroots leaders, Paul Raymond and René Civil, called for her elimination because her name was on a list of what they claimed were members of a planned opposition-backed government. Radio Kiskeya itself has been threatened several times. The station was forced to suspend broadcasting last September after it got word that someone intended to burn it down. Nearly 30 Haitian journalists have fled abroad in the past three years after being threatened by Aristide supporters and two journalists have been murdered. As a result, Aristide has been put on the Reporters Without Borders worldwide list of 42 predators of press freedom HaïtiAmericas to go furtherlast_img read more

Miragoâne residents arrest one of Brignol Lindor’s alleged murderers

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders welcomes the arrest on 30 March of Joubert St-Just, one of the alleged killers of Brignol Lindor, who was murdered by supporters of former President Aristide on 3 December 2001 in Petit-Goâve. This is the first arrest to be made in the case, which has been blocked for the past two years at the supreme court. June 11, 2019 Find out more HaïtiAmericas Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the arrest of Joubert St-Just, one of the alleged killers of Radio Echo 2000 presenter Brignol Lindor, who was hacked to death with machetes on 3 December 2001 in the southern town of Petit-Goâve. St-Just was arrested on 30 March by residents in the nearby town of Miragoâne.”This arrest of one of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s “chimères” or henchmen testifies to the Haitian people’s desire to put an end to terror, injustice and impunity, and it is now up to the government and judicial authorities to translate this desire into action,” the press freedom organization said.Reporters Without Borders added: “Establishing the rule of law in Haiti means rendering justice to murdered journalists and guaranteeing and respecting press freedom. St-Just’s arrest should lead to a resumption of the judicial investigation into Lindor’s murder, which until now has been blocked in an irregular fashion.”A member of Domi Nan Bwa, a local grass-roots organization linked to Fanmi Lavalas (Aristide’s party), St-Just was handed over to the police in Petit-Goâve and placed in a cell following his arrest by Miragoâne residents.”He was going around in broad daylight, making no attempt to hide,” Reporters Without Borders was told by Lindor’s brother, Moréno Lindor, who received confirmation of the news from a contact in Petit-Goâve. He added: “Brignol’s murders acted in broad daylight and always claimed responsibility for the murder without ever being questioned or detained.”A staff member of the Agence Haïtienne de Presse (AHP), a Haitian news agency, told Reporters Without Borders: “Joubert St-Just may have been detained for another reason. His name has not previously been mentioned in connection with this case.” Nonetheless, this is the first time that one of Lindor’s presumed killers has been arrested.The investigation resulted in September 2002 in the indictment of 10 Domi Nan Bwa members but the arrest warrants were never executed. No charge was ever brought against the Petit-Goâve deputy mayor who had called publicly for Lindor to be killed. After an appeal court denied the Lindor family plaintiff status, the family referred their request to the supreme court, which – since Spring 2003 – has failed to issue a ruling. As a result, judicial procedures are paralysed despite two requests by Reporters Without Borders, one during a visit to Haiti in June 2004 and the other in a 3 November letter which received no reply.”We welcome this arrest but we remain cautious about what may result from it,” Moréno Lindor commented. Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Haïti News News News Another journalist murdered in Haiti October 11, 2019 Find out more November 14, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti April 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Miragoâne residents arrest one of Brignol Lindor’s alleged murderers HaïtiAmericas last_img read more