Chobe Holdings Limited ( 2002 Annual Report

first_imgChobe Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Chobe Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chobe Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chobe Holdings Limited (  2002 annual report.Company ProfileChobe Holdings Limited owns and operates eleven eco-tourism lodges and camps on leased land in Northern Botswana and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia through its subsidiaries. The holding company operates under two well-known hospitality brands; Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey Botswana. The eco-tourism group has a combined capacity of 314 beds, and provides added services for its guests such as transfers and private safari tours and game viewing. Safari Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chobe Holdings Limited which provides an air charter service to transport guests to and from its safari camps and lodges. The company also has interests in agricultural operations, property rental and a reservation service.last_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( HY2019 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Attitude Property Limited ( Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgAttitude Property Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Attitude Property Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Attitude Property Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Attitude Property Limited (  2020 interim results for the first quarter.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileAttitude Property Limited deals in the rental of hotel properties based in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of Attitude Hospitality Limited and was formerly known as Neymar Limited. Attitude Property Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Tom May’s Postcard from Toulon – Part One

first_img“All Frenchmen seem to love the scrum and the confrontation that occurs in the set-piece. When you’re playing other proud French towns, the forwards believe that when you win in the scrum, the town wins. You’ll always get supporters shouting about how it’s a war and it’s a very confrontational, hard type of rugby in terms of the physical approach. This translates into the pride of winning at home. We lost two home games at the start of the season and all hell broke loose, even though we were winning away. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “The passion from the fans is huge and we’ve seen a leap in attendances in the Top 14 this season, while I gather they’re down in England. In many areas of France, like Perpignan, Toulon and Toulouse, the number one sport is rugby and that engulfs a whole city. In England, we’ll never beat football.”Speak to you next week…Tom Maycenter_img With so many Brits now plying their trade in the Top 14, the life of rugby players in the South of France has never been so fascinating. To give you an insight, over the next four months we’re bringing you a series of ‘Postcards from Toulon’ – starring former England centre Tom May“I’m now in my second season at Toulon and the question I get asked the most is: ‘What is the difference between rugby in France and England?’ In France it’s more about the one-on-one personal battle than in England. Up front they have to win. All teams pride themselves on smashing the other scrum. They have to put one over the other team and it almost becomes personal.last_img read more

Flashback: The 2007 Rugby World Cup Final

first_imgKeep track of events in Japan via our Rugby World Cup homepage.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Each side would miss attempts at goal and as the half progressed South Africa looked likely to add to their advantage. First Smit was held up short, before a desperate England killed the ball after the subsequent scrum. The points were duly taken by South Africa, who led 9-3 at the break.Soon after the restart came the game’s most iconic and controversial moment. Outside-centre Tait picked up a pass from scrum-half Andy Gomarsall on the halfway line, facing a well-set South African wall.Leading the way: England’s Mathew Tait breaks during the 2007 final against the Springboks (Getty Images)The confidence of youth has no bounds and Tait jinked through a crack between the South African centres to leave four Springboks trailing in his wake. Montgomery was put away with a hip swerve, and with only Matfield and JP Pietersen pursuing, the latter with an unfavourable angle, Tait looked destined to write himself into the annals of World Cup final history.But then, searing over from the other wing, came Habana. Tait was forced to check his run and was cut down by a backtracking Matfield only two metres out. No matter, as Gomarsall fired the ball out to the wing via a beautiful Wilkinson flick, where Mark Cueto dived over in the corner, despite the best efforts of South African No 8 Danie Rossouw.Try for England! After all the tournament’s tribulations, they were only a Wilkinson conversion away from taking the lead in the final – or so we thought…Referee Alain Rolland consulted Australian TMO Stuart Dickinson, asking if Cueto was in touch. His toe had just grazed the line, with the ball inches away from being grounded. On such margins are finals won and lost. After a delay that felt like an eternity, Dickinson disallowed the try – to the visible shock of Cueto.England received the scant consolation of a penalty from South African interference at the previous ruck to close the gap to 9-6. It would be as close as they would come.Five minutes later Martin Corry would be penalised and Montgomery converted to restore his side’s six-point lead. With 20 minutes left, 20-year-old centre Frans Steyn cannoned over a penalty from halfway to ensure England would need two tries to win.Vickery’s men would attempt both a Wilkinson drop-goal and a lineout maul from close to the try-line, but both would fail in the face of dogged South African defence. The Springboks would close out the game with a scrum, and kick the ball out into touch to spark jubilant scenes. They had beaten to the defending champions to win their second Webb Ellis Cup.The core of that Boks team would go on to defeat the Lions 2-1 in a classic series in 2009, whilst the England side disintegrated, to be almost entirely replaced under the leadership of Martin Johnson before the 2011 World Cup.Neither side have been back to the final since the 20 October 2007. Now, 12 years later, they’ll face each other once again. Remember the last time England and South Africa met in a World Cup final? Jacob Whitehead recaps events from 12 years ago LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Flashback: The 2007 Rugby World Cup Final England and South Africa will face-off in Yokohama on Saturday in this year’s World Cup final, but it is not the first time these two sides have met with the Webb Ellis trophy at stake. Let’s rewind 12 years to 2007 to see what happened in their first meeting…In a way, 2007’s final is very similar to this year’s edition, except with the positions reversed. Whilst England had lost heavily in the group stage back then (36-0 to South Africa), this year the Springboks lost to New Zealand.Just as South Africa found their way to the final after a succession of comfortable victories 12 years ago, Eddie Jones’s England have emulated them now. Of course, Jones was involved with the Boks at that World Cup and is credited for improving their back-line play as technical advisor.Related: 2019 World Cup Final PreviewSouth Africa’s 2007 team were a golden generation. While a few veterans remained in the team – notably prop Os Du Randt, who played in their 1995 triumph, and full-back Percy Montgomery, the majority of their squad were in the prime of their careers.Captain John Smit led a pack that included one of the all-time great lock combinations in Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha, whilst flankers Juan Smith and Schalk Burger would be in serious contention for a Team of the Decade. In the back-line, scrum-half Fourie du Preez had taken on the mantle of the great Joost van der Westhuizen with aplomb and flyer Bryan Habana scored eight tries in the tournament.England, under the stewardship of Brian Ashton, were a stark contrast. They were an assorted combination of odds and ends; a mash-up of the 2003 vintage, players previously overlooked and brief but brightly-burning stars (Mathew Tait and Paul Sackey anyone?) .Captain Phil Vickery was the centrepiece of a particularly grizzled pack, sporting the belligerence of hooker Mark Regan, the indefatigability of Simon Shaw and the experience of 2003 winner Ben Kay.Jonny Wilkinson, the crown prince of English rugby, had returned from four injury-ridden years to guide the side to the final, scoring all but five of his team’s points in the knockout stages. Maybe, just maybe, a little Wilkinson magic could win England their second consecutive World Cup trophy.Green line: South Africa players line up for the anthems at the 2007 final (Getty Images)The sides met in a slightly deflated Stade de France, with Paris still reeling from France’s semi-final defeat the week before. It was not a classic, but England would push the Springboks all the way.They did not start well, losing their first lineout before Tait was penalised for holding on and Montgomery kicked the three points. But England grew into the game and after good work from Sackey, South Africa would concede a penalty themselves, with which Wilkinson bisected the posts.Five minutes later and Ashton would have his head in his hands, as Lewis Moody conceded a real coach-killer of an infraction by tripping Butch James, a misdemeanour that was quickly punished on the scoreboard. World champions: The Springboks lift the Webb Ellis Cup in 2007 (Getty Images) last_img read more

Presiding Bishop, others begin campaign to ‘reclaim Jesus’ in US…

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA March 22, 2018 at 9:49 pm I don’t see any Roman Catholic leaders on this list…. Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Donald Heacock says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY March 22, 2018 at 6:38 pm A politically conservative Christian should have no problem with this statement. How could a Christian be for “white nationalism”, “misogyny”, mistreatment of the oppressed, lying and authoritarian rule? Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Comments navigation Newer comments Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ March 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm I’m proud to see our Presiding Bishop included in this admirable list of progressive theologians and Church leaders. Bravo. Director of Music Morristown, NJ March 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm PJ, please help me locate places in what is “presented eternally in scripture” where the propositions of this movement are shown to be opposed to the word, action and spirit of Jesus. By Episcopal News Service staffPosted Mar 22, 2018 March 22, 2018 at 5:57 pm As much as I admire and support the statements, white supremacy and misogyny are not the only issues. This current administration is a disaster when it comes to marginalized groups. I refer particularly to the LGBTQ community and the disabled community. Rector Collierville, TN March 22, 2018 at 5:58 pm I commend our spiritual leaders who have been bold enough to step forth with this very Christian statement, to which we should all subscribe. Thank you for clarifying what so many appear to have lost, and may God keep you safe and strong. May God also sustain you as we continue to work for justice and peace. Submit a Press Release March 22, 2018 at 6:06 pm Love God; Love one another. No conditions. That is anything but politically divisive. Phillip Carrigan says: March 22, 2018 at 6:10 pm There is nothing in this statement that supports the conclusion of other of your post. March 22, 2018 at 5:23 pm So I guess that means that political conservatives need not apply? How sad. The Rev”D Dr. Suzi Robertson says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA March 22, 2018 at 6:14 pm Hallelujah!! This convening and solidarity is a grand Lenten blessing! Depressingly, the great majority of evangelicals have found their Baal-idol in white-privelege Trumpism and pseudo-christian nationalism. Let’s reclaim and heal our contested terrain for the loving and liberating Jesus – our heart’s truest home! Yours for the ECUSA Jesus Movement, Gordon L. Fuglie J Amato says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Gordon Fuglie says: March 22, 2018 at 6:20 pm Full disclosure…….I’m not religious – at all. I have however read the book, and am relieved that powerful people in the Christian denominations are really trying to do what Jesus taught. The hypocrisy of the hard right christian conservatives is maddening, and hard to debate from outside their circle. These people are a breath of fresh air March 22, 2018 at 7:01 pm Amazing! The God that made America great has been abandoned. America First as a belief and movement is no longer considered worthy of pursuit. America has been and is the destination of people around the globe who want freedom and a better life but that is completely ignored. I believe the Church fully understands the importance of America in the world and wants no part of it. All the platitudes in the statement cannot hide that fact. Perhaps the accomplishments of America will be appreciated and celebrated by the Church but the denial of American greatness in the statement makes me wonder when that will ever occur. Vicki Gray says: March 22, 2018 at 9:29 pm I had to read the list twice to find the “Roman Catholic leaders” and finally found Fr. Rohr. Good luck with this mission. I fear the battle is already hopelessly tilted. The adversaries have been fighting the battle for years with no strategic advantage in sight. [Episcopal News Service] A group of Protestant and Roman Catholic leaders, including Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, have begun what they call a campaign to “reclaim Jesus” from those who they believe are using Christian theology for political gain.“We are living through perilous and polarizing times as a nation, with a dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches,” say the 23 signers of the statement. “We believe the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith are now at stake.”The group says the church’s role is to change the world through the life and love of Jesus Christ, while the government should serve the common good by protecting justice and peace, rewarding good behavior while restraining bad behavior. “When that role is undermined by political leadership, faith leaders must stand up and speak out,” the signers say, citing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who said the church is the conscience of the state, not its master or its servant.“Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis” offers six “affirmations” of what the group, currently 23 strong, believes, “and the resulting rejections of practices and policies by political leaders which dangerously corrode the soul of the nation and deeply threaten the public integrity of our faith.“We pray that we, as followers of Jesus, will find the depth of faith to match the danger of our political crisis.”In summary, the signers, in their the affirmations and rejections, said they believe:Each human being is made in God’s image and likeness, and therefore, “we reject the resurgence of white nationalism and racism in our nation on many fronts, including the highest levels of political leadership.”We are one body and, therefore, “we reject misogyny, the mistreatment, violent abuse, sexual harassment, and assault of women that has been further revealed in our culture and politics, including our churches, and the oppression of any other child of God.”“How we treat the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the stranger, the sick, and the prisoner is how we treat Christ himself,” and, therefore, “we reject the language and policies of political leaders who would debase and abandon the most vulnerable children of God.”“Truth is morally central to our personal and public lives,” and, therefore, “we reject the practice and pattern of lying that is invading our political and civil life.”Christ’s way of leadership is servanthood, not domination, and, therefore, “we reject any moves toward autocratic political leadership and authoritarian rule. … They raise deeper concerns about political idolatry, accompanied by false and unconstitutional notions of authority.”Jesus “tells us to go into all nations making disciples,” and, therefore, “we reject ‘America first’ as a theological heresy for followers of Christ.”The statement says in its conclusion that “our urgent need, in a time of moral and political crisis, is to recover the power of confessing our faith. Lament, repent, and then repair.”The Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, and Curry began talking earlier this year about the need for such a statement. The signers agreed to the wording of the statement at an Ash Wednesday retreat that Curry hosted at the Episcopal Church Center in New York.“I joined with other Christian church leaders on this confession of what faith in times like these require,” Curry said March 22 in a statement to Episcopal News Service. “When faced with social issues, our Church has not been silent and we will continue to strive for justice and peace. Our role is one of moral leadership for our nation, for our church, for ourselves.”The “Reclaiming Jesus” message, Wallis said in a March 22 commentary on the Sojourners website, needed to be “something that would be much more than just another statement to sign and then file away.“Rather, with a shared humble spirit, we felt called to act as elders for a time such as this and to commend our message to the churches for a process of prayer, study, reflection, and action.”Wallis called his commentary “Reclaiming Jesus: How Confessing Faith Can Respond to a Moral and Constitutional Crisis.”The signers have set up a website, Reclaiming Jesus, where the statement and a one-page summary can be downloaded. There is also due to be a collection of resources in addition to a five-week “civil discourse curriculum” that already has been released.The signers currently include:Bishop Carroll A. Baltimore, President and CEO, Global Alliance Interfaith NetworksRev. Dr. Peter Borgdorff, Executive Director Emeritus, Christian Reformed Church in North AmericaDr. Amos Brown, Chair, Social Justice Commission, National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann, Professor Emeritus, Columbia Theological SeminaryDr. Tony Campolo, Co-Founder, Red Letter ChristiansDr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor ConferenceThe Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal ChurchRev. Dr. James Forbes, President and Founder, Healing the Nations Foundation and Preaching Professor at Union Theological SeminaryRev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary Emeritus, Reformed Church in AmericaRev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church, Decatur, GARev. Dr. Richard Hamm, former General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Rev. Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Faith Community Organizer and Chairman, Community Resource NetworkRev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent Emerita, The Wesleyan ChurchBishop Vashti McKenzie, 117th Elected and Consecrated Bishop, AME ChurchRev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., Co-Convener National African American Clergy NetworkDr. John Perkins, Chair Emeritus and Founding Member, Christian Community Development AssociationBishop Lawrence Reddick, CEO, Christian Methodist Episcopal ChurchFr. Richard Rohr, Founder, Center for Action and ContemplationDr. Ron Sider, President Emeritus, Evangelicals for Social ActionRev. Jim Wallis, President and Founder, SojournersRev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, Director, NCC Truth and Racial Justice InitiativeDr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Co-Convener, National African American Clergy Network; President, Skinner Leadership InstituteBishop Will Willimon, Bishop, The United Methodist Church, retired, Professor of the Practice of Ministry, Duke Divinity School Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events March 22, 2018 at 6:32 pm PJ: What was the intent of “post modern, leftist, revisionist, Marxist, mythological”? Was it your intent to label yourself as a pre-modern, rightist, reactionary capitalist who believes in the traditional Jesus? Is it possible that Jesus could love both of us? 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 Rector Albany, NY Gordon Fuglie says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Charles Reynolds says: Joe McCauley says: william dailey says: Andrew Poland says: Jim Wiant says: Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments are closed. March 22, 2018 at 5:50 pm An excellent statement and long overdue. Many thanks to the leaders of churches and organizations that follow the risen Christ. Let us reclaim the Jesus of the gospels. March 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm As someone who has served in Germany, is steeped in European history, and trying hard to follow Jesus, I have often felt this past year that this is our Niemoeller moment. Thank you for bringing the Confessing Church to America in our time of peril. I pray that this time it is not too late. March 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm Under the law the Church should now register as a PAC ( Political Action Committee).Or, at the very least, the socialist wing of the Democratic Party. In time only the most radical progressives will be left in the pews….SAD. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Susan Anslow Williams says: Comments navigation Newer comments Donald Caron says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis March 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm This is the epitome of irony. This statement is political and hypocritical. It clearly promotes a theological agenda wherein the primary driving purpose is to create a post modern, leftist, revisionist, Marxist, mythological Jesus while at the same time rejecting the true Christ as presented eternally in Scripture. The formation and presentation of the statement as submitted differs from the subject matter being condemned only in the fact that it is originating from a different point on the political spectrum. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bob Adair says: Mary Mosley says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC PJ Cabbiness says: Comments (172) In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Fr Christopher Stainbrook says: Sandy Stadtfeld says: March 22, 2018 at 8:03 pm If the real Jesus stepped out of the Bible this Holy crowd would have him arrested an tried Crucified ASAP. Are they not High Priests & Sanhidren of liberal Christianity. Look who is not there? Any Orothodox. Where are the.Cardinal Dolan Franklin Graham. You get the Picture The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Timothy West says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing March 22, 2018 at 6:12 pm As Jesus says in the Gospels, we are to love God first and our neighbor as ourselves, and he always showed compassion for the poor and downtrodden. I am glad American church leaders are standing up for Him and His message today. It’s the same message Pope Francis has been sharing throughout his ministry. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Mary Spence says: Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL March 22, 2018 at 8:09 pm Susan Salisbury: Having attended one of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Canon Stephanie Spellars traveling “Jesus Movement” revivals, I can tell you that you are mistaken that they have displaced Jesus from the center of “spiritual belief.” Nothing could be further from the truth.What is happening nationally is a major shift in direction of Christianity and this includes on many fronts a renewed orthodoxy — but an orthodoxy addressing 21st century situations. For example, Evangelicalism is riven with the rise of nationalism and white cultural identity – neither are Gospel values and are heresies. As for the Episcopal church, my sense is that a new generation of leaders will supplant the too-secularized and aging 20th century leadership (adios, John Shelby Spong!) Stay with Jesus and join with others to labor with Jesus to heal our broken world. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Andrew Poland says: March 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm I am so glad to read this! Daily, I see more and more people turned off by Christians who are not following the teachings of Christ to love your neighbor, feed the hungry, etc.. It distresses me that the unloving, judgmental image of Christianity is being loudly proclaimed. His message is lost in this political maelstrom. I fear we may lose a generation to this skewed image. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Faith & Politics, 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 March 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm It saddens me greatly that Church leadership has decided to become divisive in such a way. I am a person of faith. I also tend to be economically conservative and socially liberal. What this says to me explicitly is that there is no place left for me in the Episcopal Church. I am 29 years old. I do not go to Church to hear what others think about this politician or the other. I go to Church to learn about and worship God. Before any Church starts telling me how to vote or spend my money, perhaps I ought see their example. The Church used to be the safety net for the homeless, the alone, the fringe, and all others in trouble. If your parents kicked you out of your house, you could go sleep on a church pew. If the bank took your house, the congregation would find a way to temporarily shelter you. Then the government came along and relieved us of the burden of that joy. Now we want “social justice”, but the last time I looked my church’s doors stay locked pretty regularly. I went through some horrible things lately. My church knew about it. After I started having a hard time showing up to church, I didn’t even get a phone call. All I can think is that supporting or shepherding your actual parishioners and other local people in need just isn’t as sexy a photo-op as hooking up with the Social Justice Movement. That’s not to trash my individual parish. I can totally understand that finding a way to reach out to people you know are hurting is difficult. That’s why our Church’s focus should be on training people how to do that. As a “Conservative” christian, I do not like the current political climate. I think people are mean. I think all of this has become unnecessarily fever-pitched and shrill. I think most of our elected officials are shameful. I think it is even more shameful and heretical to take an entire church and point it in the direction of a specific political movement. The great thing about being an Episcopalian is that we are catholic and not particularly evangelical. We are universal. Or rather, we were. Apparently politically conservative leaning people are no longer welcome. The thing that really sucks, is that I don’t know where else to go. I was born in this church. I agree with many of the socially progressive ideas (women in the priesthood, acceptance of the LGBTQ community), but in terms of churchmanship and the general direction that we are heading, it breaks my heart. My church is no longer the same as my mother’s, or my grandmother’s. My church would hate those churches today. That’s really heartbreakingly sad. The messed up part about all of this is that I think the initial feint was to try to make it look like this was going to be non-political and neutral. That’s lying directly to our faces. That’s sinful and wrong. If the church was going hard-right, I’d be just as upset. The facts wouldn’t be changed that the actual work of the church is not being done. There are still many on the fringes and many in the flock who suffer who are being ignored at a parish level all the way up to bishops and primates. You’re not courting my generation. You are pushing us away. Church is supposed to be a sanctuary away from Trump and Pelosi and their blow-hard crap. To see that not only do we not have that sanctuary anymore, but our actual needs are second to that is a profound rejection. Just my two cents that no one of any importance will read. I guess I should start thinking where else I can go. Shucks. Katerina Katsarka Whitley says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA March 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm I’m very thankful to see this strong statement from leaders in so many churches, encouraging faithfulness to Jesus and the use of a process of prayer, study, reflection and action. Curate Diocese of Nebraska March 22, 2018 at 6:49 pm The implication is that our current president, who has appointed more women to actually powerful positions than almost any president in history, is a misogynist. ( Sara Sanders, Kelly Anne Conway, the new CIA Director). He clearly isn’t. But facts are apparently no longer relevant. It appears that progressivism has replaced Jesus Christ as the center of spiritual belief in Episcopal leadership. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Jim Newman says: Carl L Worrell says: 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS March 22, 2018 at 9:26 pm I notice the absence of any mention of LGBTQ+ persons Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Presiding Bishop, others begin campaign to ‘reclaim Jesus’ in US culture Susan Salisbury says: last_img read more

Accounts at Scottish breast cancer charity frozen

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Gaming Accounts at Scottish breast cancer charity frozen Solutions RMC were unable to provide a comment to The Guardian or the BBC. The charity’s Web site says only that: “Due to current circumstances, the Breast Cancer Research (Scotland) website will not be in operation until further notice.” However, their online donation page still appears to be functioning.Solutions RMC’s Web site claims: “We are members of the UK Institute of Fundraising, the European EU Consult and the International Association of Fundraising Professionals. Membership of these bodies ensures that we continue to be compliant with appropriate codes of conduct and practice pertinent to a professional consulting service provider within the not-for-profit sector.” 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. Howard Lake | 27 May 2003 | Newscenter_img The action was taken after the Court of Session heard that only a small amount of the money Breast Cancer Research (Scotland) raised was spent on charitable work.According to BBC News, the Lord Advocate, Colin Boyd QC, told the court that only £1.5m of £13.2m raised by the Glasgow-based organisation had been used for cancer research.The judge Lord Drummond Young has ordered that the charity’s professional fundraiser, Tony Freeman of Solutions RMC, who has worked for the charity since 1997, should “not be involved in the management or control of the charity.” The court was told that Mr Freeman had been paid commission of about 60% of the total income raised through selling lottery tickets. Advertisement  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Amnesty launches winter 2007 raffle

first_img Howard Lake | 28 September 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Amnesty launches winter 2007 raffle  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Amnesty International UK has launched its winter 2007 raffle offering five prizes worth £5,500. The top prize is £3000.Members over 16 have been sent books of 24 raffle tickets to sell at £1 each. Anyone who sells £24 worth of tickets or more is entered into a special extra draw the chance of winning a further £500 lump sum. The draw will be made on 7 December.The Spring 2007 raffle raised £159,866, and the human rights organisation is hoping to raise £200,000 from the latest raffle. In the past six years Amnesty’s raffles have raised £2.3 million. Advertisement Tagged with: Gaming Research / statistics 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

95% of donors cover charities’ transaction costs on Blackbaud Heroix

first_img95% of donors cover charities’ transaction costs on Blackbaud Heroix John Bird, Blackbaud Europe’s general manager, peer-to-peer, explained:“With online giving on the increase it only seems fair that not-for-profits should receive all of the money people donate to their cause – this is not the case with other major online giving platforms. Donor Cover is another tool to help [charities] raise even more money to support their mission.”Irish Cancer Society and Donor CoverIrish Cancer Society has already benefited from a drop in the transaction fees it has to pay to accept online donations, after it started using Donor Cover as part of Heroix.Justine O’Donnell, Irish Cancer Society’s supporter services manager, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Howard Lake | 17 April 2014 | News “We have been delighted by the take up rates by donors for the donor cover feature. The vast majority of supporters agree to it and this has led to a significant drop in costs. The feedback we have received from supporters has been positive as they like the transparency and the choice to further support the organisation.”This seemingly small option is another example of combining the ‘nudge’ approach and modest tweaks to the user experience, and has started to be used by other online giving platforms. Tagged with: Blackbaud Digital Individual giving nudge Technologycenter_img Blackbaud’s Heroix online giving platform has started inviting donors to increase their donation to cover the transaction and card fees, ensuring that charities receive 100% of each donation. Since the ‘Donor Cover’ option was introduced in Ireland, 95% of people making direct donations have chosen to cover the fees.Donors are presented with the message: ‘I’d like to help a little bit more by donating towards the cost of online fundraising’, with the option to select it or ignore it.  147 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 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. Blackbaud Heroix Donor Cover explanatory message on hoverlast_img read more

Purdue Release 2014 Crop Cost and Return Guide

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Release 2014 Crop Cost and Return Guide SHARE Purdue 2014 crop guide availablePurdue Extension agricultural economists are urging farmers to calculate estimated budgets for the 2014 cropping year and to help with the process they have released the 2014 Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide. Michael Langemeier, Purdue Extension agricultural economist, says there are two main drivers in the 2014 guide compared to the 2013 edition, and the first of those is the drop in corn, soybean, and wheat prices.“That of course is having a large negative impact on market revenue and contribution margins for corn, soybeans and wheat. The second factor is more positive and that’s the expected decline in fertilizer costs. Now we haven’t changed the fertilizer amounts in the guides but the fertilizer prices are quite a bit lower right now compared to what they were last fall when we were working on the 2013 guide.”The guide is a general guide and is not specific to any particular farm.“It gives a person an idea of how market revenue should be computed. Market revenue is pretty simple. It’s usually price times yield, and it gives an idea of how we did it, using current futures prices and trend yields. That’s how we calculate market revenue in this guide. More importantly, it gives someone an idea of the important costs that need to be included and how you would calculate those costs for a specific farm, for a specific field and for a specific enterprise, such as rotation corn.”There are numerous illustrations in the guide and he says probably the most important are the illustrations to calculate overhead costs. It is available for free download from the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture website and the guide is updated frequently as grain futures prices change and the costs of inputs fluctuate.According to guide estimates, revenues for rotation corn on average-productivity land could fall by $140 per acre compared with 2013. Rotation soybean revenues on average-productivity land could fall by $35 per acre.Those changes in grain prices and input costs mean it’s even more important for growers to estimate their budgets for the next year, Langemeier said. As it looks now, rotation soybeans could be more profitable than continuous corn for some farmers in the coming year.“Rotation soybeans are looking very attractive for 2014, so we could see more rotation soybeans than continuous corn,” he said.Right now, the per-acre contribution margin (revenue minus variable costs) for rotation soybeans on average land is an estimated $395, while continuous corn is $277. Those numbers could change, however, as the 2013 cropping season wraps up.Source: Purdue Ag Communications By Andy Eubank – Sep 19, 2013 Purdue Release 2014 Crop Cost and Return Guide Previous articleFarm Groups Call for Farm Bill Action With Passage of House Nutrition BillNext articleBeck’s Hybrids Announces Illinois Acquisition Andy Eubanklast_img read more