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Skrill hires bankers for its planned $250m initial public offering in April

first_img KCS-content Monday 28 February 2011 7:41 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ ONLINE payments provider Skrill plans to raise around $250m (£154m) from a London listing in April.It hopes to boost the group’s profile and help fund its expansion into new products and locations.It has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Jefferies and Morgan Stanley to advise it of its flotation on the London Stock Exchange.Skrill, which operates online payments system Moneybookers.com, said that as well as existing shares it will sell around £80m of new shares.A final pricing is expected in mid to late April. The company, which has more than 15m registered users and mainly operates in Europe, said it was well placed to grow in developing countries and also hopes to expand its US business.Skrill said it would consider acquiring internet or mobile-based payment providers, as well as technology businesses which would help expand its product base or geographical reach.Last month, Skrill appointed Bob Wigley as chairman ahead of the possible flotation. Wigley, the current chairman of directories group Yell Group, was chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe until January 2009.The firm, majority owned by private equity group Investcorp Technology Partners, said it had grown its revenues from €33.8m (£29m) in 2008, to €66.7m in 2010, a compound annual growth rate of 40 per cent.RAPHAEL GRUNSCHLAGBOA MERRILL LYNCHHEADING up the team for Bank of America Merrill Lynch is Raphael Grunschlag. He was previously director of investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston. Over his career Grunschlag has worked on transactions with Dassault Systemes, KVS, 123multimedia, Riverdeep, SAP, Yahoo and Verisign.Also on the team for BoA Merrill Lynch are Craig Coben and George Close-Brooks.Leading the advisory team for Jefferies is Dominic Lester, who was appointed managing director and head of European technology and telecoms investment banking last September. Lester joined Jefferies from UBS, where he spent nearly 20 years.Head of UK investment banking Simon Smith is leading the team for Morgan Stanley. He took over the role from Brian Magnus, who was promoted to co-head of the bank’s private equity business in Europe.Smith was formerly deputy head of European investment banking at Morgan Stanley.He is joined on the advisory team by Sumit Pandey, a managing director in the investment banking team. Pandey specialises in financial technology and payments as well as communications and internet firms. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Sharecenter_img whatsapp Skrill hires bankers for its planned $250m initial public offering in April by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more


September 4, 2021 0

Small firms downbeat on jobs

first_img Tags: NULL Employment at small firms took a knock in the first three months of the year, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said yesterday. A negative balance of -6.5 per cent of companies reported a decreased headcount in the first-quarter, the FSB’s latest index showed. The figure was worse than expected, after a negative balance of just -2.5 per cent expecting any reductions in staff at the end of 2010. The confidence index remained in negative territory in every quarter last year. KCS-content whatsapp Small firms downbeat on jobs Monday 18 April 2011 8:10 pm Show Comments ▼ 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp Sharelast_img read more


September 4, 2021 0

Can coronavirus test-maker Novacyt still make you rich?

first_img 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. Enter Your Email Address Paul Summers 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Paul Summers Can coronavirus test-maker Novacyt still make you rich? Paul Summers | Wednesday, 29th April, 2020 | More on: NCYT Small-cap stocks can generate life-changing returns if you possess the skill or luck to buy them at the right time. That’s certainly been the case to date with coronavirus test-producer Novacyt (LSE: NCYT).At the beginning of 2020, shares in the market minnow were changing hands for just 14p each. At the close yesterday, the very same stock was trading at 426p, so some investors will have made a lot of money.  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…Will this form continue? Today’s update from the company was certainly encouraging. That said, I’d be wary of becoming excessively bullish on the shares if I were thinking of buying now.Novacyt in demand Taking into account its agreement with the UK Department of Health and Social Care and collaborations with GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, and The University of Cambridge, the clinical diagnostics specialist announced it had generated £90m worth of orders for its Covid-19 test. As a further sign of just how much demand there is, the company went on to remark it’s now supplying the test to “more than 100 countries” with new approvals having just arrived from Ecuador and Malaysia. What’s more, the firm also spoke of “evaluating potential options to further expand its presence” in the US.Of course, orders are only good if they can be fulfilled. Earlier this month, Novacyt said it would increase manufacturing capacity to roughly 8m tests per month. Today, it revealed it expects to meet this output in June. In addition to its two manufacturing sites, the company has also signed deals with six other manufacturers, allowing it to scale-up beyond this number when needed.CEO Graham Mullis was understandably bullish, commenting that the visibility on sales was “transformational” for the company. He also said this demand “could continue for some months.” Today’s news was undeniably positive. As great as all this sounds, however, I’m beginning to wonder if the ‘smart money’ has already been made.Priced in?Novacyt’s share price was up a few percent in the first few minutes of trading. That’s nothing like the gains seen in previous trading days. This suggests to me the market had already priced in much of today’s statement. This reaction highlights the problem with small-cap investing. Since a lot of these companies are still loss-making (Novacyt being an example), all momentum rests on hope and hype. That’s fine if you manage to time your entry well, but it can be testing when investors begin taking profits. Although they’re available for 436p, as I type, Novacyt’s shares were trading as high as 491p in mid-April. Had you bought at the peak, you’d now be 11% underwater. In the meantime, more established, profitable and liquid (easily traded) FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 stocks would have made you a lot of cash in the recent rally.Don’t get greedyNovacyt’s gains over the last couple of months have been nothing short of remarkable. Notwithstanding this, I’d caution anyone from buying a lot of the stock now. With the next stage of the pandemic hard to accurately predict, I think there’s still potential for people to lose their shirts if they chase gains and go ‘all-in’. If you simply must invest, I’d advise doing so with money that you can afford to lose. Put the rest of your cash in quality stocks that have rewarded investors over the long term.  Image source: Getty Images last_img read more


July 5, 2021 0

Iglesia de Kansas se arrepiente del trato que le dio…

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Miembros de la iglesia de San Pablo y algunos invitados se reúnen junto a la tumba de Mai DeKonza, 56 años después de su muerte, para la bendición y dedicación de una lápida sepulcral en lo que había sido hasta ahora una tumba sin nombre. Foto de Melodie Woerman/Diócesis de Kansas[Diócesis Episcopal de Kansas] En una reciente tarde dominical, la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo [St. Paul’s Episcopal Church] en Clay Center, Kansas, estaba repleta de fieles, entre ellos media docena de invitados de la capilla Ward de la Iglesia Metodista Episcopal Africana de la vecina Junction City.Se habían reunido el 20 de septiembre para un servicio de arrepentimiento, restauración y reconciliación con el fin de reconocer el mal trato de que había sido objeto el único miembro afroamericano que ha tenido esa iglesia en sus 134 años de historia: Mai DeKonza, que murió en 1959.Una y otra vez, la congregación rezaba: “perdónanos nuestros pecados. Perdónanos nuestros pecados. Perdónanos nuestros pecados”.DeKonza, que fue confirmada en 1900 en la pequeña iglesia del centro norte de Kansas, fue poeta, músico, dramaturga y prolífica escritora a quien la mayoría de sus correligionarios ignoró durante sus 59 años como miembro de la congregación. Su separación de ellos fue incluso más completa por el uso de un cáliz específicamente destinado a administrarle la comunión sólo a ella.Durante el oficio de arrepentimiento, feligreses e invitados cantan un himno cuya letra escribiera Mai DeKonza. Foto de Melodie Woerman/Diócesis de Kansas.Ahora, para contribuir a darle una voz en la iglesia, la cual ella no tuvo en vida, el oficio incluyo fragmentos de cartas que ella le había escrito al obispo James Wise, el cuarto obispo de Kansas, quien estuvo al frente de esa diócesis de 1916 a 1939, así como un himno que escribió y al que la organista parroquial, Sandra Carlson, le hizo un arreglo con la tonada Finlandia.Y cuando llegó el momento de la comunión, el único cáliz en el altar fue aquel que una vez habían reservado para DeKonza.En su sermón, la Rda. Lavonne Seifert, presbítera a cargo de la iglesia, dijo que el oficio tenía por finalidad abordar un doble pesar. “Hoy expresamos nuestro pesar por las acciones e inacciones de esos buenos cristianos que adoraban en la era de ‘la iglesia de la discriminación’, como Mai la describiera”, dijo Seifert. “Pero yo siento el mayor pesar por aquellos que nos precedieron y que perdieron la oportunidad de conocer realmente a Mai DeKonza y oír de su sabiduría, beneficiarse de sus conocimientos y disfrutar de su compañía”.El obispo de Kansas, Dean Wolfe, envío un comentario que se incluyó en el boletín del oficio: “Hoy, arrepintámonos de los pecados del prejuicio y del racismo y esforcémonos en ser el pueblo acogedor y amoroso que Dios nos ha llamado a ser. Digamos hoy ‘gracias’ a una mujer que no conocimos, y que sin embargo sigue enseñándonos mucho después de haberse unido a los santos en luz”.Hazel Washington, una afroamericana que se encontraba entre las personas que vinieron de la iglesia de la AME en Junction City, dijo que ella creía que el oficio “aportaba muchísima restauración”. Y añadió, “Siento que Dios está aquí”.DeKonza: músico, poeta, episcopal comprometidaLa actitud de la iglesia hacia DeKonza había sido reconocida en una historia escrita para el centenario de la parroquia en 1981. Ese relato definía el trato que le habían dado como “una mancha en la gloriosa historia de San Pablo” y hacía notar que durante años “ella fue tolerada, pero no aceptada”.Hazel Washington deposita flores en la tumba de Mai DeKonza. Foto de Melodie Woerman/Diócesis de Kansas.Pero la profundidad de esta alienación, y los talentos que DeKonza poseía, se mantuvieron ocultos hasta que Jim Beck y su esposa Ginny se mudaron para Clay Center cuando se jubilaron en 2013. Después que el leyó el relato de 1981, dijo que su preparación en el terreno de la psicología —él tiene un doctorado en este campo— lo llevó a preguntarse: “¿Cómo ocurrió esto?”Con licenciatura en historia y experiencia de investigar, así como un hobby en la esfera de la genealogía, comenzó a indagar. Encontró información en el museo de la localidad y en los archivos del censo, así como en los archivos de la Diócesis de Kansas.Beck supo que DeKonza nació en 1870, hija de un hombre blanco de Inglaterra y de una negra a quien el general de la Unión y senador federal James Lane libró de la esclavitud al traerla al estado libre de Kansas.Su nombre de pila era Elizabeth May Lawton, pero al cumplir 21 años se cambió legalmente el apellido a DeKonza como un reconocimiento a su querido estado natal. Se desconoce cuando comenzó a usar Mai como primer nombre, una adaptación de su segundo nombre.De niña, DeKonza contrajo la fiebre tifoidea que la dejó permanentemente discapacitada y en necesidad de usar muletas para caminar. Aunque ella sólo tenía una instrucción de octavo grado, trabajó como maestra de música, taquígrafa, costurera y empleada doméstica para tareas livianas.También compuso e interpretó música y escribió poesía y obras de teatro, algunas de las cuales se publicaron. Pronunció discursos y dio conferencias sobre la raza, y participó activamente en la política, incluido su apoyo a la Prohibición [de consumo de bebidas alcohólicas].Más tarde en su vida, y luego de ser atropellada por un auto, pasó la mayor parte del tiempo confinada en su casa.San Pablo, en Clay Center, colocó esta lápida en la tumba de Mai DeKonza, la única miembro negra en la historia de esta iglesia, como una señal de arrepentimiento por la falta de aceptación de que ella fue objeto de parte de la congregación durante su vida. Foto de Melodie Woerman/Diócesis de Kansas.Beck no pudo enterarse de lo que atrajo a DeKonza a la Iglesia Episcopal, pero en los archivos diocesanos encontró lo que él llamó un tesoro de 20 cartas de DeKonza al obispo Wise, y copias de algunas cartas de él a ella. En esas cartas “ella describía sus propias experiencias”, dijo Beck. “Eran como un diario”.En ellas compartía la profundidad de su compromiso con la fe y con la Iglesia Episcopal, a pesar del trato que recibía de sus cofeligreses.El 11 de abril de 1934, ella le escribió a Wise que, a pesar de su sentido de alienación de la iglesia, había intentado asistir al oficio de Pascua, haciendo el trayecto de 11 cuadras con sus muletas. Al llegar, descubrió que la iglesia había cambiado la hora del oficio, de las 8 a las 6:00 A.M. y que ella había llegado cuando la gente estaba acabando de desayunar.Al respecto escribió: “Y yo pensaba, mientras los veía disfrutando tan alegremente de la mañana de Pascua, que si la Iglesia les hubiera pedido que hicieran una caja de Pascua para los paganos de África, cuan alegremente habrían contribuido; pero nadie en San Pablo pensó en mí, de la raza africana, que me encontraba allí, para [obsequiarme] un huevo de Pascua, o una tarjeta, o un mensaje de júbilo, ni para sugerirme que me enviaban un bocado de su magnífico desayuno. Sencillamente me ignoraron”.Más tarde, cuando ella oyó decir que todos los episcopales negros podrían ser puestos bajo la jurisdicción del Rvdmo. Edward Demby, obispo sufragáneo para la obra [entre las personas] de color, dijo sencillamente que no acataría eso. Ella se sentía apegada al obispo de Kansas. Él había sido un pastor para ella cuando su clero local no lo había sido.Ella escribió: “Permítame afirmar este hecho, querido obispo, que todos los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal, de todo el continente americano, respaldados por todos los obispos de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, no tendrían la fuerza suficiente para hacerme cambiar del obispo Wise al obispo Demby. Soy menuda y débil de cuerpo, pero ¿ha visto usted alguna vez mi espíritu?Beck también supo que cuando ella murió en 1959, su funeral tuvo lugar en una funeraria del pueblo; no en San Pablo, y que fue enterrada en una tumba sin nombre en la sección de los menesterosos del cementerio local.Hacer enmienda a través del arrepentimiento y una piedra tumbalA Beck le llevó casi seis meses concluir su investigación y compilarla en lo que se convirtió en un documento histórico de 19 páginas. Cuando los miembros de la congregación lo leyeron, supieron que tenían que hacer algo. Necesitaban hacer algún tipo de reparación respecto a cómo la iglesia —su amada iglesia— había tratado a DeKonza. Y tenían que poner una lápida sobre su tumba.Seifert sugirió que tuvieran un oficio para reconocer públicamente el mal comportamiento que San Pablo había tenido con su único miembro negro.Carolyn Garwood, la guardiana mayor de la iglesia, dijo que resultaba doloroso enterarse de la profundidad de la historia de DeKonza. Miembro de la iglesia de toda la vida, Garwood se dio cuenta de que su abuela habría sido una contemporánea de DeKonza. “Mi abuela era bastante tolerante —al menos yo creía que lo era— y nos enseñaba a respetar a las personas con discapacidades”, dijo Garwood. “Yo aprendí de ella la tolerancia. Esperaría que ella hubiera aceptado a Mai. Me asusta porque conozco a todas estas personas que yo no habría esperado que la ignoraran. Eso me hace sentir mal”.La Rda. Lavonne Seifert, sacerdote a cargo de San Pablo, consagra el vino en el cáliz que previamente se había reservado para el uso exclusivo de Mai DeKonza. En el oficio de arrepentimiento, toda la congregación recibió la comunión de él. Foto de Melodie Woerman/Diócesis de Kansas.Beck se preguntaba qué había sucedido con el cáliz reservado para el uso de DeKonza. Después de alguna indagación, aparecieron dos viejos cálices en el sótano de la iglesia. Él entonces le fue a pedir ayuda al Rdo. Frank Holtz, sacerdote jubilado en San Juan [St. John’s] en la vecina ciudad de Abilene. Holtz había crecido en San Pablo y, de adolescente, había sido el sacristán de la iglesia. Él le dijo a Beck que una vez había preguntado por un cáliz que había visto en el sótano de la iglesia y que le habían dicho, “ése es para la señora de color”. Beck llevó ambos cálices a Abilene y Holtz le señaló al que él recordaba. Seifert dijo que ella sabía que en el oficio que estaba planeando ese cáliz sería el único que se usaría.Los miembros de la iglesia también donaron dinero para hacer una lápida para su tumba, y un comité trabajó con la compañía local de monumentos para diseñarla: incluye el boceto de un cáliz, con un escudo episcopal que forma el cuenco y rodeado por una hiedra que, la compañía que hizo la tarja, les dijo que era un símbolo de fuerza.Seifert recibió autorización de la Diócesis de Virginia Sur para adaptar el oficio de arrepentimiento por la esclavitud que tiene esa diócesis. El oficio en Clay Center se llamó un “Oficio de arrepentimiento, restauración y reconciliación” e incluyó una variedad de himnos y música con el tema de la reconciliación, entre ellos “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, un himno de esperanza y profunda significación para la comunidad afroamericana.Después del oficio, la mayoría de los 75 feligreses que asistieron, se dirigieron en caravana al cementerio local para dedicar la nueva lápida en la tumba de DeKonza y poner flores en torno a su base. “Uno no puede restaurar algo que no se haya revelado”Heidi J. Kim, misionera m de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera para la reconciliación racial, dijo que los empeños de San Pablo muestran que sus miembros entienden lo que significa la reconciliación. “El pueblo de San Pablo ha dicho, ‘esto es una herida, y vamos a tratar de descubrir lo que ocurrió’”.(La Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) es el nombre con el cual la Iglesia Episcopal está incorporada, funciona empresarialmente y lleva a cabo la misión).El mirar con honestidad su propia historia, le dio a San Pablo la oportunidad de experimentar “una mutualidad de arrepentimiento y restauración”, dijo Kim. “Uno no puede restaurar algo que no se haya revelado”.Ella dijo que la profundidad del amor que los actuales miembros tienen por su iglesia provoca su sensación de dolor y de pena de que ese amor no se extendiera a DeKonza.Kim agregó que desde que supo lo que San Pablo había hecho, había compartido la noticia con otros en la Iglesia Episcopal, “y todo el mundo a quien se lo conté se ha conmovido hasta las lágrimas”, afirmó. “Esto es notable, y tengo prisa por compartirlo con toda la Iglesia”.El obispo jubilado Nathan Baxter, de Pensilvania Central, presidente honorario de la junta directiva de la Unión de Episcopales Negros, dijo en un correo electrónico que lo que hizo la gente de San Pablo fue “una increíble historia de gracia”. Él dijo que como obispo había oído hablar de algún feligrés negro en comunidades pequeñas y dispersas, pero pocas personas, incluido él, se habían detenido a preguntar sobre sus historias.Añadió que la labor de San Pablo de descubrir la verdad acerca de su relación con DeKonza muestra “que nunca es demasiado tarde para restaurar nuestras historias conscientes e inconscientes con la verdad, la confesión y los actos sinceros de penitencia colectiva”. Tales esfuerzos, subrayó, “cuando están bendecidos por la sinceridad, pueden convertirse en un testimonio liberador de la gracia cristiana para nosotros y para el mundo en nuestro entorno”.Un comienzo, no un finGarwood, la guardiana mayor de San Pablo, llamó al oficio del 20 de septiembre un comienzo importante, pero no puede ser un fin. “Tenemos que mantener esto en marcha”, afirmó “y alentar a otras parroquias a contar sus historias. Esto no puede pasar a un segundo plano. Tenemos que mantener el impulso”.Beck dijo que su investigación sobre la vida de DeKonza hace pertinente para él y sus cofeligreses encontrar “quiénes son los Mai DeKonzas de 2015 que viven en Clay Center, pero que han sido marginados”. Él se preguntó qué acciones realizadas por algunas personas hoy día causarán una vergüenza semejante a su comunidad dentro de cincuenta años.En su sermón, Seifert dijo que la iglesia ahora tiene la oportunidad y la responsabilidad de entender mejor el racismo sistémico y otros formas de opresión que dejan a las personas con una sensación de desesperanza. “Este es el momento”, afirmó ella “de dedicarnos nuevamente a notar a las Mai DeKonzas que encontramos aquí y ahora, a cuidar de ellas y a caminar con ellas”.Washington, de la iglesia AME de Junction City, dijo que le gustaría ver a congregaciones [compuestas] de diferentes personas reunirse, tal vez alrededor de Acción de Gracias. Y agregó que deben haber más oportunidades de compartir más allá de las diferencias raciales “no para corregir un error, sino porque es lo correcto”.– Melodie Woerman es directora de comunicaciones de la Diócesis Episcopal de Kansas. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Iglesia de Kansas se arrepiente del trato que le dio a su única miembro afroamericana Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Por Melodie Woerman Posted Sep 30, 2015 Tags Racial Justice & Reconciliation 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more


June 20, 2021 0

7 Insider Tips for Shopping at Costco

first_img Thanks for the tips. I am an avid Costco fan. 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Joyce Brocker UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Donna’s Deals LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Previous articleApopka experiences its first Congressional TownhallNext articleConsumer appetite increases for electric vehicles Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply We know you like shopping at Costco. And while it can be a great way to get items you use a lot of in bulk and at a great price, there are some shopping hacks that you should know when shopping at Costco.1.What does it mean when you see an item with a price ending in .00 or .88?Purchase it now is what it means.  Items ending in .00 or .88 is a manager’s special meaning there’s a limited supply.2.Should you buy the Kirkland’s brand?Kirkland’s is the Costco house brand items which are very similar, if not the same item, as a recognized brand but just with a different label.3.Did you know about the 30-day price guarantee?If the price changes on an item you purchase in 30 days, you can bring in your receipt for a price adjustment.4.Did you know you can give Costco Cash to a non-Costco member?The cash cards can be loaded with amounts ranging from $25-$1,000. The recipient of the card can shop online or in the store with the card and even use the cash towards a membership.5.Have you heard the term “Action Alley”?As you enter the store, the middle section is called “Action Alley” where retailers will pay Costco to sell their items in the store. You can find great deals on featured items.6.”Fill it Up” always leaves more cash in your wallet.If you are not purchasing your gas at Costco, you should be. Often gas is at least ten cents per gallon cheaper.7.Where can you buy lunch for $2?Bring the kids for an inexpensive lunch where you can score a slice of pizza for $1.99 or get the hot dog and drink combo for $1.50. If you are in a bind for dinner, the rotisserie chicken is just $4.99, not bad for a main course family meal.The nearest Costco to Apopka is at 741 Orange Avenue in Altamonte Springs. April 18, 2017 at 7:59 am Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


June 19, 2021 0

Warning – Deadly “Super Pill” Found in Central Florida

first_img Warning: From the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)Agents with FDLE Orlando are warning residents about a drug known as “super pill” which is now being found in Central Florida and contains deadly levels of fentanyl.FDLE’s Orlando crime laboratory recently started seeing counterfeit drugs, not legally prescribed, containing dangerous amounts of fentanyl or fentanyl mixed with other drugs like Percocet, Xanax or Oxycodone. Although the drugs look identical to regular prescription pain killers, they contain fentanyl.“It is important for consumers who need prescription pain killers to get them from licensed pharmacies,” said FDLE Orlando Special Agent in Charge Danny Banks. “Consumers have no idea what they are buying when they purchase prescription drugs on the street and just one pill can be deadly.”For pill drop off locations near you please contact your local law enforcement agency. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here TAGSFDLEFentanylSuper Pill Previous articleStill green and still great: Tree City USA program marks 40 years of greening U.S. streetsNext articleChief Manley Honored at Boy Scout Golden Eagle Luncheon Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more


June 19, 2021 0

Snailtower / Künnapu & Padrik Architects

first_img “COPY” Estonia Year:  Snailtower / Künnapu & Padrik ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSnailtower / Künnapu & Padrik Architects Apartments Year:  Save this picture!© Reio Avaste+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373745/snailtower-kunnapu-and-padrik-architects Clipboard ArchDaily photographs:  Reio AvastePhotographs:  Reio AvasteSave this picture!© Reio AvasteRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. The building consists of a 23-storey vertical block with flats and some offices, and of a horizontal parking house on four levels. On the north-east side, the building is bordered by a road and by the River Emajõgi, and on the south-west, by the Science Centre Ahhaa. The ground plan of the tower is a spiral. Thus a symbolic building emerged, where the spiral is expressed in the sculptural form of the upper part of the tower. This spiral sculpture contains the idea of the entire project. Save this picture!© Reio AvasteThe powerful tower gave the town of Tartu a new dominant feature. This dominance should certainly radiate good energy and constitute a suitable crown for the intellectual university town. From times immemorial, the spiral has been a dynamic symbol of both micro- and macro-cosmic life force. Spiral forms occur in nature from galaxies in the sky to tornadoes and maelstroms, from coiled-up snakes or conical seashells to man’s fingertips. Save this picture!© Reio AvasteThe spiral motif dating from the Neolithic period has been found in many European dolmens and stone engravings. Inhabitants of the Irish area used the spiral as a symbol of the sun. Spiral is linked with the idea of death and rebirth, by entering the mystical heavenly chamber, passing through its heart and re-emerging the same way. Sacred dances imitate this movement, and many European folk dance steps therefore use spiral movement. The spiral has always been a symbol of the development of life. It indicates that life develops from a point and revolves around it, constantly increasing. Save this picture!© Reio AvasteThis powerful spiral image at the top of the building is supported by an oblong horizontal of the parking house and the cupolas, by the globe, and by the cylindrical and cubical protrusions of the Science Centre. The composition as a whole should leave an impression of something that human beings might have at some point experienced – in childhood, travelling in distant lands, in a dream or in an earlier experience. The architectonics of the complex should reflect optimism and a positive mood. The flats are arranged around the central core, their radial walls expanding the view. Most flats have two or three rooms, some upper-floor flats have four rooms with terraces. All flats have splendid views of Tartu. The windows are organised in a singular, somewhat jazz-like key. The upper spiral balcony has viewing apertures, the whole room here is tense and dynamic. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessKickstarter Campaign Aims to Transform Denver Parking Lot into Outdoor ClassroomArchitecture NewsThe City of Fort Lauderdale Votes in Favor of BIG’s Marina LoftsArticlesProject locationAddress:Tartu, EstoniaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Künnapu & Padrik Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Photographs 2008 Projects Snailtower / Künnapu & Padrik Architects CopyApartments, Office Buildings•Tartu, Estonia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373745/snailtower-kunnapu-and-padrik-architects Clipboard 2008 CopyAbout this officeKünnapu & Padrik ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesOffice buildingsTartuHousingMixed UseOffice BuildingsEstoniaPublished on May 17, 2013Cite: “Snailtower / Künnapu & Padrik Architects” 17 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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June 17, 2021 0

Step House / Bureau de Change Architects

first_imgCopyHouses, Extension•London, United Kingdom Photographs:  Ben Blossom Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  “COPY” United Kingdom 2018 Architects: Bureau de Change Architects Area Area of this architecture project Step House / Bureau de Change ArchitectsSave this projectSaveStep House / Bureau de Change Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894524/step-house-bureau-de-change-architects Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Ben Blossom+ 18Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Manufacturers: CompassGlass, Flooredgenius, TheConcreteFlooring, TuttoParquet ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894524/step-house-bureau-de-change-architects Clipboard Step House / Bureau de Change Architects Houses Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Contractor: ArchDaily Engineer:NOUSExtension:40 sqmCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ben BlossomRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. Instead of the more expected glass structure, this innovative addition reimagines the conventional terraced-house extension, celebrating and elevating the humble brick. The brick’s inherent potential as a stackable module is maximized to create a more sculptural expression of the material.Save this picture!© Ben BlossomSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ben BlossomUsing bricks reclaimed from the fabric of the house, the extension exploits the rights of a light diagram to create a staggered, extruded form that appears to melt away from the existing structure. This rhythmic stepping generated by the brick is echoed throughout the interior and is integrated into both the plan and section. Viewed from the terrace above, the form creates a striking silhouette – a feature rare in more straightforward additions.Save this picture!© Ben BlossomInside, the domestic setting is dramatized by a considered sequencing of spaces – transforming the expansive ground floor into a journey through carefully designed ambiances. The standard layout has been flipped, with the kitchen taking its new place at the front of the house – an often underused, forgotten space. Here, the original features of the house are retained, emphasized by dark colors and material tones. Moving onward, the spaces unfold in a sequence from dark to light – intensifying the bright, voluminous feel of the addition.Save this picture!© Ben BlossomSave this picture!© Ben BlossomIn the center, the dining room is marked by a change in floor treatment: narrow timber planks with aligned seams transition between the smooth concrete of the kitchen and the roughly-grained concrete of the extension. A light-well ensures the full depth of the plan is bright and provides a moment of pause within the interior. Here, where the faceted glass meets stepped brick, the geometry of the concept is accentuated.Save this picture!Section AWorking closely with the structural engineers, an entirely column-free space has been created in the extension, using laser-cut, double-direction stepped beams to support the first floor. The structure of the addition is integrated into the design from the start – working hand-in-hand to create the appearance of a first floor that is sunken into the extension. The brick left exposed inside and out, is celebrated in a way that respects the existing house while clearly departing from the traditional language of the historic architecture.Save this picture!© Ben BlossomProject gallerySee allShow lessFootbridge over the Mongent River / Alfa PolarisSelected ProjectsChongqing Awe-inspiring Bar / B.L.U.E. Architecture Design StudioSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeBureau de Change ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on May 16, 2018Cite: “Step House / Bureau de Change Architects” 16 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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June 17, 2021 0

#DONATE offers donations to charities via Twitter

first_img Tagged with: Digital Finance The Good Agency Twitter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  108 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Howard Lake | 16 April 2015 | News How does the registration process work for donors?Donors do not need to register. If a donor sees a tweet they want to respond to or retweet in order to donate money to a campaign, the only necessary step will be to link their Twitter profile with their PayPal profile. Having done this once, they can give seamlessly to other campaigns via Twitter again and again.How much?There is a fee of 5% on each donation which is received by #PAY to handle the transaction.Social donations via other networks?The organisations are also working on developing the technology for other social media platforms, including Facebook.Nicole Parkinson, Head of Social and Content at GOOD Agency said:“It has been our mission to find a way for charities to make the most of their online communities. #DONATE finally unites social and charitable behaviours into a seamless experience to create a new leap forward for fundraising in the UK”.James Meers Chief Executive, #PAY added that the tool was developed after “events like the ALS Ice Bucket challenge and #NoMakeUpSelfie made the disconnect between social media and the actual act of giving all too clear”.center_img #DONATE offers donations to charities via Twitter New social payment platform #DONATE enables Twitter users to make an instant and secure donation to charity through Twitter. The UK’s 15 million Twitter users can now donate simply by sending a tweet.Donations can be made using registered hashtags in two separate and simple actions. All transactions happen within PayPal and not Twitter.#DONATE has been set up by GOOD Agency and social wallet technology provider #PAY.How to receive donations via #DONATEAll UK charities can take advantage of the service by registering with #DONATE and GOOD Agency. Web registrations open shortly, but meanwhile interested charities can Charities will be able to sign up on the GOOD Agency website this week. In the meantime, charities can get involved by contacting GOOD Agency directly on [email protected] trials of the system were undertaken by The Rainforest Foundation.Charities who sign up to use #DONATE can set up campaigns by creating registered hashtags. So for example, if an animal charity wanted to create a campaign to build new kennels, they could create a hashtag along the lines of #newkennelappeal. This hashtag would be registered with #DONATE so that when a Twitter user tweeted that hashtag, at the animal charity in question, they donate money to the appeal.How does it work?A charity tweets to their followers:@Charity1 #UniqueHashtag2 to donate £103Where 1 is your Twitter handle, 2 your campaign’s unique hashtag and 3 your pre-determined donation amount.When their followers tweet or retweet that message using the charity’s Twitter handle and the registered hashtag, they will receive an automated retweet to confirm request:@Follower1 please retweet this message to confirm your donationWhere 1 is your followers’ Twitter handle.When their followers have retweeted your message the donation is complete and they will get an automated mention(which you can determine):@Follower, Thank you for your donation! Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


June 16, 2021 0

Rrokum TV station still excluded by national broadcasting network

first_img June 4, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Rrokum TV station still excluded by national broadcasting network Organisation Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina KosovoEurope – Central Asia Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Reporters Without Borders condemns privately-owned Rrokum TV’s continuing suspension by the Kosovar broadcasting network and internet provider IPKO. Although it has a contract guaranteeing its transmission for five years, Rrokum TV was dropped from IPKO’s network of 80 local, regional and international TV stations without warning on 1 April. IPKO has at first blamed technical problems and the need to do maintenance work.“We urge IPKO to resume broadcasting of Rrokum TV without delay,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If there are still technical problems, they should be clearly identified and reported to Rrokum TV. If there are no technical problems, then the only reason for not reinstating Rrokum TV must be external political pressure.”Launched in January 2008, Rrokum TV is owned by Migjen Kelmendi, one of Pristina’s best known journalists and winner of the Reporters Without Borders Austria prize in 2007. Kelmendi says the Kosovar government does not like Rrokum TV and may have pressured IPKO to drop it. Some of IPKO’s shareholders are government supporters and it funds a newspaper, Daily Express, which supports the government.Kelmendi told Reporters Without Borders: “They broke the contract two months ago without any warning although it clearly specifies that six months’ notice is needed. There has been no complaint from their side, and no reason to claim that we have neglected our commercial obligations.”He added: “I assume this decision was a consequence of our recent coverage of the government’s cosy relationship with the national television station RTK and the government’s support for the new station, TV Klan Kosova.”Rrokum TV has become very popular in Kosovo by covering financial and political scandals affecting the government. It also gives airtime to members of the opposition and small groups that are not affiliated to the main political parties and have limited access to the state-owned RTK. It can still be viewed via the Internet Service Provider Kujtesa, but its survival is threatened by the financial losses stemming from its exclusion by IPKO. to go further Follow the news on Kosovocenter_img June 14, 2018 Find out more KosovoEurope – Central Asia News News Receive email alerts News Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia June 29, 2020 Find out more August 18, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more


June 12, 2021 0