Standard Life sees assets climb

first_img John Dunne Show Comments ▼ Share Standard Life said it expected more profit growth despite tough economic conditions and posted a rise in assets under administration for the first nine months of the year.Standard Life, Britain’s fourth biggest insurer by market capitalisation, said assets under administration for the nine months to end-September rose 13 per cent from last year to £192.4bn.The company said it had enjoyed higher sales of fixed interest savings products and more business from institutional clients.In August, Standard Life reported a 10 per cent rise in its first-half operating profits, helped by growth at its overseas divisions.“The momentum we have built through the year positions us well to increase future cash flows and profit generation,” Chief Executive David Nish said in a statement, adding that the company was well placed to back its progressive dividend policy. whatsapp 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Standard Life sees assets climb whatsapp Wednesday 3 November 2010 4:28 am Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Greek licences will cost up to €5m under new regulations

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Europe Southern Europe Greece Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance Online operators face 20% tax on winnings over €500 Greek licences will cost up to €5m under new regulations 11th September 2018 | By contenteditor Online gambling operators will have to pay up to €5m (£4.5m/$5.8m) to obtain a sports betting and gaming licence in Greece under new regulations set out today (Tuesday). Published by the Greek Ministry of Finance, the regulations state that an internet sports betting licence will cost €4m, but operators will need to pay an additional €1m to also offer other online gaming services. Companies seeking online licences will not only have to deposit €500,000 as part of their application, but demonstrate they also hold a licence in another country in the European Union. Licences will run for five years, with operators required to renew their licence at least one year before the expiry date. However, those companies that have been blacklisted in Greece within the past 12 months will not be considered for a new licence. This may impact GVC Holdings, which in January revealed a subsidiary operating under an interim Green licence had received a tax audit assessment of €186.8m. The audit relates to activities from 2010 to 2011, a period in which the business in question was owned by Sportingbet prior to its acquisition by GVC in 2013.GVC has confimed to that it is in the process of challenging the ruling, stating: “GVC has not been blacklisted and continues to operate legally under licence in the Greek market today.” Meanwhile, operators that successfully obtain a licence under the regulations will be faced with a variable tax system, with the rate to rise with winnings. The Greek Ministry of Finance has opted not to tax any winnings under €100, but for winnings between €100 and €500, operators will pay tax at a 15% rate. For winnings over €500, the rate will be set at 20%. However, the new regulations are subject to the outcome of a consultation, which will invite opinion from gambling companies, clubs, Ministries, legal entities, public services and other relevant stakeholders. The consultation is due to run until October 10.Image: Marco Verch Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Email Addresslast_img read more

Disney+ threat to Netflix lowers: Survey report

first_img Brands Sachin Tendulkar says, ‘spare a thought for Barbers’ in Gillette’s new Campaign Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina appointed as Brand Ambassador for BharatPe Brands Sports BusinessBrands by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoAccording to the recent survey by Piper Jaffray, only 7% Netflix customers have said they would opt for Disney+ over Netflix. Twenty per cent of the respondents indicated that they would take up both subscriptions. The remaining 73 per cent remain loyal to Netflix.“We typically find that a larger percentage of subscribers say they will cancel certain services than the percentage that actually follow through on it, so the 7% figure is likely overstating the risk to the Netflix US sub base,” Piper Jaffray senior research analyst Michael Olson said.The study asked more than 1,500 current Netflix customers if they planned to subscribe to both Disney+ and Netflix, only Netflix, or only Disney. A full 73% said they didn’t plan to subscribe to Disney+ at all, while 20% indicated that they would subscribe to both services, and just 7% said they would subscribe to Disney+ and cancel their Netflix subscription.The worst-case scenario, then, would involve about 4.2 million customers of Netflix’s 60 million U.S. subscriber base and potentially $655 million annually in lost revenue for the streaming leader. The reality could be even less problematic.Michael Olson, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, weighed in on the results, remarking, “We typically find that a larger percentage of subscribers say they will cancel certain services than the percentage that actually follow through on it, so the 7% figure is likely overstating the risk to the Netflix U.S. sub base.” SHARE Brands Previous articleJayaprakash elected SFI presidentNext articleICC World Cup 2019: ICC releases official song for World Cup Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Indian women cricket team and 52 other stars feature in Nike’s film, narrated by World cup star Megan Rapinoe Facebook Twitter PV Sindhu’s Stayfree digital campaign breaks record, clocks 12+ million views Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – May 18, 2019 Adidas to play with more heart and harness the power of the game in new film narrated by athlete and icon, Siya Kolisi Brands Brands Brands RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR IPL 2021: CSK’s captain MS Dhoni takes stake in start-up whick makes Helicopter Shot Choclates and Beverages IPL 2020 : Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma signs with Oakley eyewear YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Business : Nike declines to renew, BCCI invites bids for Team Kit Sponsor and Merchandise Partner rights Brands The number of Netflix subscribers who considered switching to Walt Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+ has gone down by more than 50% over the span of a month. As against 14.5% of Netflix’s US customers, had in a survey last month hinted that they were considering to dump Netflix and subscribe Disney+. The figure according to a latest report has come down to 7%.The latest survey report will give a lot of hope to Netflix, which according to earlier survey faced the threat of losing $13 billion per annum on account of  feared subscription cancellations following the Disney+ launch. Sports Business : Adidas launches ‘What’s One More’ campaign to celebrate athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympics WWE adds several matches for tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW Brands Brands Brands Disney+ threat to Netflix lowers: Survey reportlast_img read more

Lafarge Africa PLC ( HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rainbow Tourism Group Limited ( HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgRainbow Tourism Group Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Rainbow Tourism Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rainbow Tourism Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rainbow Tourism Group Limited (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG) is a well-established tourism and hospitality management company in Zimbabwe, with an extensive portfolio of owner-managed or leased hotels and conference facilities in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, aswell as a tour operator company. RTG operators in two sectors; Zimbabwe and Outside Zimbabwe. Its marketing and channel management division operates out of South Africa. Well-known hotels in its portfolio include Rainbow Towers Hotel and Conference Centre, A’Zambezi River Lodge, Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel, Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel, Kadoma Hotel and Conference Centre, New Ambassador Hotel, Rainbow Beitbridge Hotel and Rainbow Hotel Mozambique. Rainbow Tourism Group Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Omnicane Limited ( HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgOmnicane Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Omnicane Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under  sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

The ARB share price has crashed 20% in a week. Is this a buying opportunity?

first_imgSimply 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. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues We’re only eight days into June and Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) shares have already fallen 20%. And since a 2021 peak of 360p, we’re looking at a 65% fall. Am I looking at rat poison here, or have I been handed an unmissable buying opportunity? After all, the ARB share price is up 2,800% over the past 12 months, so some investors have struck it rich.There’s clearly one big driver of the Argo Blockchain share price, and it’s the price of Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies). That’s very volatile, and has been in a bit of a slump. At the time of writing, the price of one Bitcoin has dropped to $33,000. Folks who bought some a few years ago are very much in the money. But, right now, those who bought at this year’s all-time high of over $63,000 are looking at a big loss.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In turn, the big driver of Bitcoin seems to be celebrity comments. Crypto prices have famously been hanging on Elon Musk’s every tweet in recent months. And the latest big name to talk it down is Donald Trump. In the week that we heard of El Salvador’s plan to make cryptocurrency legal tender, the ex-president has called Bitcoin a scam. He told Fox Business he doesn’t like it “because it’s another currency competing against the dollar.”Understandable volatilityWith the value of Bitcoin so volatile and hanging on the latest headline, I’m not at all surprised that the ARB share price is also so volatile. But could Argo Blockchain actually be a good way to play the cryptocurrency market? In a way, yes, I think it could. It’s similar to the way I might buy a gold miner but I would never buy gold.Wherever Bitcoin goes, providing Argo can mine it for a lower cost, it can make a profit. And right now, it looks like Argo can mine the stuff for a lot less than the market price. Argo’s latest update told us the company mined 166 Bitcoin or Bitcoin equivalent (BTC) in May. That brings the year-to-date total to 716 BTC. Mining revenue for May came in at £5.51m. That’s down from April’s £6.7m, as prices have declined. But here’s the profitability thing — Argo achieved an average mining margin of 82%.ARB share price valuationAt the end of May, Argo held 1,108 BTC. At today’s price, that’s worth approximately $36.6m, or £25.8m. And what’s the valuation of the company? Argo Blockchain’s current market capitalisation stands at £486m. So investors are paying almost 19 times the value of the underlying Bitcoin assets when they buy Argo shares at today’s share price. On a trailing basis, Argo shares command a P/E of 318. That’s huge. Admittedly, though, I do expect it to fall this year as profits are on the up. But will earnings growth push the valuation down to something I see as reasonable? I very much doubt it.So, I can see the value in the Argo business model. And, just like gold miners, it can be a profitable business. It’s just that I rate the ARB share price as way too risky, with little safety margin, even after recent falls. No, it will never be one for me. Grab your free report – while it’s online. Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares 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. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The ARB share price has crashed 20% in a week. Is this a buying opportunity? Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 8th June, 2021 | More on: ARB See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Olympia diocese welcomes refugees, sues to keep resettlement efforts alive

first_img Rector Belleville, IL By David PaulsenPosted Feb 10, 2017 Don Ellis says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Episcopal Migration Ministries, Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH February 14, 2017 at 4:19 pm I agree completely with Mr. Davis and Mr. Louis. Here in Boston our Diocese has deliberately politicized itself in an extremely left-wing manner which is already starting to split apart the distinguished Episcopal church of which I have been a member for many years. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Josefina Beecher says: Comments are closed. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI walter woodson says: Rector Smithfield, NC Fred Reynolds says: February 17, 2017 at 10:44 am I would guess that about 30% or so of lay Episcopalians support our new President. When official pronouncements of our Church begin to sound as ideological, politically, as they are beginning to sound, this starts to be received — emotionally — as a kind of “excommunication”. I fear that many sincere Episcopalians, feeling judged by their own Church, are going to quietly drop out. Some people may say ‘good riddance’, but that wouldn’t be right. February 12, 2017 at 8:04 pm Mr. Davis I agree wholeheartedly. Well said. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS February 10, 2017 at 10:07 pm Susan – that’s a typo; should be “church’s stance *on* religious tests for refugees.” And, no, TEC has no such test and opposes such “tests”. You can access a January 25, 2017 Episcopal News Service release for more details.Peace. Olympia diocese welcomes refugees, sues to keep resettlement efforts alive Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL February 10, 2017 at 8:09 pm I’m pleased the appellate court blocked reinstatement of the administration’s travel ban that disrupted so many lives. I’m also pleased the church has stepped in with funds to continue the work of welcoming the stranger. I am curious, though, what is meant by “church’s stance of religious tests for refugees.” We have a religious test for refugees? Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY michael barth says: February 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm The church is not very different any other organization with a political agenda; rest assured the ECUSA has a very clear political agenda. Bill Lewis is on target. Follow the money; that’s the bottom line behind the sanctimony. February 25, 2017 at 10:27 am Exactly. We forget that our LORD and his parents were refugees in the land of Egypt escaping Herod’s persecution. Not to mention our own ancestors came over HERE as immigrants also. Just saying. Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Refugee Ban, February 10, 2017 at 7:51 pm Perhaps it is not so much a political issue as it is a moral issue. Peace….. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA February 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm As a life-long Episcopalian, I am concerned with these overtly political moves by the church. Neither this, nor the church’s involvement in the Dakota pipeline issue, represent my political views. While I respect the rights of others to their views, I am very concerned that the Episcopal church is ignoring the views of its conservative members and acting as if they speak with one voice for all Episcopalians. February 11, 2017 at 2:33 pm Proud and relieved to see our Diocesan Council and Bishop standing up to protect the dignity of every human being. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET February 21, 2017 at 10:02 am Happy to see this good work happening and I am sorry that it is seen as partizan. This love for our neighbors, the welcoming of strangers is what makes me proud to be an Episcopal. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Paul F. M. Zahl says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Donald Trump, February 25, 2017 at 10:27 am Indeed. 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 Comments (16) Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release February 10, 2017 at 11:38 pm Really read the gospels, and then see what kind of statement you can formulate about the conservatism of which Jesus would approve, remembering what he said to the conservatives that time. M. H. Fournier says: 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 February 10, 2017 at 7:47 pm Your pledges fund the Diocese and the greater church. If you and others are unhappy as am then pull your pledge to send them a message. Are you aware the Episcopal Executive Council just agreed to fund thecEpiscopal Migration Ministries with $500,000 to settle more refugees? They are funding this with money from our pledges. I wonder how many Episcopalians are aware of what the Greater Church does with their money. February 18, 2017 at 1:51 pm I was thirsty and you gave me drink;,,,,, I was in prison and you visited me…I guess those are political statements. Shame on you, Jesus, for being liberal in your teachings. Rector Washington, DC Richard T. McClellan says: Br. Tupper Morehead, TSSF says: Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK February 10, 2017 at 5:40 pm I would like to suggest that we take the labels “liberal” and “conservative.” off of all the children of God. I am in the Diocese of East Tennessee, and I recommend these words of The Right Reverend Charles vonRosenberg,”The radical message of Christianity–when it is preached and lived faithfully–is that Jesus Christ sees the world through the eyes of the powerless.” Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Patricia L. Farnell says: Faith & Politics, Syrian refugee Baraa Haj Khalaf, left, kisses her father Khaled as her mother Fattoum, right, cries after arriving at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on Feb. 7. Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski /REUTERS[Episcopal News Service] The federal appeals court ruling Feb. 9 that blocked reinstatement of the Trump administration’s temporary ban on refugee admissions was welcomed by Episcopal Church leaders in Washington, where the Diocese of Olympia is pursuing a separate lawsuit against the president’s executive order.The diocese helps coordinate the resettlement of 190 refugees each year. Of the refugees now preparing to arrive in the Seattle area, about 90 percent are expected to come from one of the seven Muslim-majority countries singled out in President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 order, which also banned visitors and visa holders from those nations. A federal judge in Seattle temporarily blocked his ban on Feb. 6. It was that ruling that the three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, upheld on Feb. 9The Diocese of Olympia and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington filed a separate lawsuit Feb. 7 challenging the executive order.Refugees who had been held up at airports overseas when Trump first signed the executive order are now making their way to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Still, the legal uncertainty threatens to shutter the diocese’s Refugee Resettlement Office, a scenario Bishop Greg Rickel said would run counter to the Episcopal Church’s mission.“This executive order is a violation of the foundational principles of our nation,” Rickel said in a Feb. 7 statement announcing the lawsuit. “As a member of the Jesus Movement, I believe the United States has a moral responsibility to receive and help resettle refugees from the more than 65 million people who have been displaced by war, violence, famine, and persecution. To turn these vulnerable people away and limit the flow of refugees into our country is to dishonor the One we serve.”ACLU Washington agreed to take the case pro bono and filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Diocese of Olympia. Two unnamed University of Washington college students also are listed as plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit.“A lot of the other lawsuits that have been filed against the (executive) order don’t specifically address the needs of refugees,” said Josh Hornbeck, the diocese communications director. But refugee resettlement is at the core of the Diocese of Olympia’s lawsuit.Its Refugee Resettlement Office is one of 31 affiliates nationwide that partner with Episcopal Migration Ministries to find homes in 27 Episcopal dioceses and 23 states for refugees escaping war, violence and persecution in their homelands. This year, 110,000 refugees were expected to arrive in the United States. Episcopal Migration Ministries is one of nine agencies – more than half of them faith-based – that work in partnership with the U.S. Department of State to welcome and resettle refugees.Those efforts were thrown into chaos late last month when Trump, seeking to fulfill a campaign promise to pursue “extreme vetting” of refugees, signed an executive order halting all refugee resettlement for 120 days while his administration reviews a security process that already can take years. The order also blocked entry for 90 days of visitors and visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, and from Syria indefinitely.As reaction to the order played out in the United States through protests, court cases and the White House’s evolving interpretations of its own order, refugees and visa holders initially were stuck in limbo.The Diocese of Olympia was about to welcome 12 individuals in five refugee families when the Jan. 27 ban first went into effect, but those families were left waiting at an airport in Kuwait, unable to board planes to the United States, Hornbeck said. Another 86 individuals had been vetted and were awaiting medical screenings before buying their plane tickets to Seattle, but they were suddenly prevented by the executive order from moving forward with those plans.Now that opponents of the Trump order have won an injunction while the legal battle proceeds, the Diocese of Olympia’s immediate efforts at resettlement are back on track. Hornbeck said four of the 12 refugees who had been waiting to board planes in Kuwait are expected to arrive in Seattle on Feb. 10.The Refugee Resettlement Office, like other EMM affiliates, works with host congregations to set up apartments for the incoming refugees and then to greet them at the airport and take them to their new homes. In the Seattle area, those homes typically are outside the city, in communities where housing prices are less expensive, Hornbeck said. The refugees also are given help in finding jobs and in adjusting to the new culture.The Seattle agency receives federal money to assist with the resettlement; even a temporary ban could cause enough financial harm as to cast doubt on the Refugee Resettlement Office’s ability to continue operations, Hornbeck said. Refugee resettlement money flows via EMM to the affiliate network under the terms of a contract with the federal government.The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council on Feb. 8 pledged solidarity with refugees while pursuing financial and legal responses to the president’s order.Council granted $500,000 to Episcopal Migration Ministries to bridge it financially during Trump’s suspension of refugee resettlement and as that work presumably resumes on a smaller scale. It also requested that the presiding bishop investigate whether it is “appropriate and advisable” to defend in court EMM’s refugee resettlement ministry and the church’s stance of religious tests for refugees.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Submit a Job Listing Susan Paynter says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tony Oberdorfer says: Ralph Davis says: Richard Atkinson says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Bill Louis says: Rector Martinsville, VA Refugees Migration & Resettlement Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Richard T. McClellan says: 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

The House of a Thousand and One Tales / Natura Futura Arquitec…

first_imgphotographs:  Juan Carlos DonosoPhotographs:  Juan Carlos DonosoSave this picture!© Juan Carlos DonosoRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Once upon a time a small county called Montalvo, which had 24,000 inhabitants, 20 minutes from Babahoyo capital city of La provincia de los Rios, in the coastal region of a faraway country called Ecuador. This canton was a climate of about 25 °C with high average annual rainfall in the winter.Save this picture!Exploded IsometricOne day a young entrepreneurial family decided to build a house in the center of the county. It was there that appeared the principle of duality. (The duality was always in all places (polished/rustic, empty/full, fiction/reality, silence/noise, lightness/ weight, light/shadow) The ground floor was materialized with exposed brick, taking as a metaphor the rustic with the dynamic of the activities of the day; on the top floor, the envelope of hue with white joined the passive of the rest in the night, finding a balance between tectonics and the hábitatSave this picture!© Juan Carlos DonosoDuring the process of design and construction, had as its main objective, minimal changes in the search for minimizing the costs, handling of materials and qualify the various spaces, is taken advantage of the views and desolations responding to their environment, they made the construction hand-crafted in situ, using the technique and local labor.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Juan Carlos DonosoSave this picture!Floor PlanAt the end was achieved, an architecture that invites us to understand the tectonics as identity and the habitat as a resource, which function as a story, capable of provoking suspense, laughter, excitement, links, surprises or reflection, to help us to understand our intention that all this clear and defined; and we can accept that we are going to find us with a universe of possibilities and confusion of interpretation.Save this picture!© Juan Carlos DonosoEach one creates its truth on the house, the baptizes, puts a name, puts its mark on the attempt to create and account of its history, or create your own story still in it…Save this picture!© Juan Carlos DonosoProject gallerySee allShow lessJapan Sport Council Unveils Two Shortlisted Designs For New Tokyo National StadiumArchitecture NewsRichard Rogers Wins ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban DevelopmentArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Juan Carlos Donoso+ 19 Share Houses Photographs 2015 “COPY” Year:  CopyAbout this officeNatura Futura ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontalvoEcuadorPublished on December 14, 2015Cite: “The House of a Thousand and One Tales / Natura Futura Arquitectura” 14 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?千面住宅 / Natura Futura Arquitectura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 stream Architects: Natura Futura Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Montalvo, Ecuador Year:  Ecuador The House of a Thousand and One Tales / Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveThe House of a Thousand and One Tales / Natura Futura Arquitectura “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  240 m² Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015 The House of a Thousand and One Tales / Natura Futura Arquitecturalast_img read more

First charity credit card to collect Gift Aid launched

first_imgThe card is issued with DAYS branding, but the space under the cardholder’s name is embossed with the name of the charity being supported. Gift Aid can be collected because the donations are given out of corporation tax by DAYS, not because the cardholder is a British taxpayer. Donations are currently £10 for each person who signs up and 25p for every £100 spent on the card – both with Gift Aid on top. The charity gets to hold on to its database as well. Harvey said: This gives smaller charities the ability to raise the same amount of funds through the credit card as larger charities, but it is publicised within their existing mailings. This also means that cardholders will not be subjected to further mailings encouraging them to take out insurance policies or other banking products.The card is benefits driven to the user, said Harvey. Monthly statements include a book of ‘benefits’ including vouchers for discounts at various retailers, free meals and weekend offers. First charity credit card to collect Gift Aid launched The first charity credit card that automatically adds Gift Aid to the donations generated by spending on it has been launched by Donate As You Spend (DAYS).The company has launched the card in partnership with Sygma Bank and Creation Financial Services – the bank’s processing arm and the first charity to sign up is Hope for Children, followed by the Society For Mucopolysaccharide Diseases (MPS) and Aplastic Anaemia Trust.Chief executive of DAYS Terry Harvey said the scheme had taken some time to get off the ground, and is structured in a completely different way to traditional charity credit cards. A large part of the charity sector had no access to credit cards because banks demanded a minimum of 70,000 names on a database and many smaller charities just don’t have that number, he said. DAYS has undertaken to deliver 15,000 supporters to the card in the first year. There are currently around 40 further charities in the pipeline. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 7 September 2006 | News Tagged with: Finance 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more