FDJ’s ParsionsSport extends Lyon, Marseille partnerships

first_img ParionsSport, the sports betting brand of French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ), has extended its partnerships with Ligue 1 football clubs Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais for a further two seasons. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Marketing & affiliates FDJ’s ParsionsSport extends Lyon, Marseille partnerships Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting ParionsSport, the sports betting brand of French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ), has extended its partnerships with Ligue 1 football clubs Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais for a further two seasons.The ParionsSport logo will appear on the front-right shoulder of Marseille’s home and away kits for all Ligue 1 matches for the next two years, while it will appear on advertising hoardings at Lyon’s Groupama Stadium. ParionsSport will also offer Lyon tickets to its VIP customers and Lyon intend to roll out sports betting kiosks at the stadium.“Olympique Lyonnais is happy to renew this partnership with FDJ, a major player in sports betting,” Jean-Michel Aulas, president of OL Groupe, said. “It fits into the continuation of the collaboration between our two brands that started in 2016 at Groupama Stadium.“We are developing innovative partnerships, with the establishment of points of physical ParionsSport sales in lounges and stadium spaces, as well as digital activations, notably with the Groupama Stadium mobile application.”Lyon and Marseille are both among the most successful clubs in French football, with Lyon winning seven Ligue 1 titles and Marseille nine, in addition to a Champions League title in 1993.“FDJ, via its sports betting brand ParionsSport, is proud to renew its partnerships withOlympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais for two seasons,” Stéphane Pallez, chief executive of the FDJ group said. “This reaffirms the FDJ group’s involvement in professional football. The important communities of supporters of these two clubs are present throughout the country, as are FDJ and its 30,000 points of sale.”Jacques Henri-Eyraud, president of Olympique de Marseille, said the deal was particularly important as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) puts the revenue of many clubs at risk, particularly in France where the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season was cut short due to the outbreak.“We are very happy to renew and accentuate our collaboration with FDJ via its brandParionsSport, whose logo will now be featured on the jersey of the Olympic Marseilles,” Henri-Eyraud said. “This extension and strengthening of our partnership is a strong sign in the current economic climate, a guarantee of the quality of the relationship that we have known building for two years.”center_img 7th August 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Europe Western Europe France AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) HY2018 Presentation

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

I’d invest my first £1,000 in this FTSE 100 dividend stock

first_img Image source: Getty Images. I’d invest my first £1,000 in this FTSE 100 dividend stock 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Landsec. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Landsec. 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. 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Management has reorganised properties to produce the best returns and sold off those with the worst outlooks. The company has also been developing its own flexible office brands.Myo offers flexible office space while Landsec Fitted offers slightly longer-term leases with fully fitted-out space. The company has also launched Landsec Lounge, a communal, break-out space offering for tenants that has been piloted at London’s Cardinal Place, SW1.These offerings are proving popular, according to the company’s latest trading update, which suggests management is making the right moves.Landsec is now planning to invest large sums of capital in its London property portfolio. In its latest trading update, the company also informed investors it’s planning to push ahead with 1m sq ft of new buildings across the capital.This £3bn development portfolio seems to be a good investment for the long run. Landsec believes London will face an office shortage in the years ahead, and the company wants to make sure it has plenty of capacity to meet customer demands for the next decade.Forward-thinkingThese forward-thinking development plans should help the business stay ahead of the crowd, and produce a steady growing income for investors over the long run, as well as capital appreciation.However, despite the firm’s growth plans, Landsec currently trades at a significant discount to its net asset value. The stock trades on a price-to-book (P/B) ratio of 0.8, which suggests the shares offer a wide margin of safety and could be good value compared to other FTSE 100 stocks. Alongside this low valuation, the company also offers its investors a dividend yield of 4.8%.With the demand for office space likely to continue to outpace supply for the foreseeable future, now could be the time to buy London-focused property companies like Landsec.The company’s strengths could help it navigate a tricky market and emerge the other side in a stronger position than many of its peers. As such, now could be the time for long-term focused investors to snap up shares in this deeply discounted REIT as Brexit uncertainty to continues to weigh on its share price. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 | More on: LAND Enter Your Email Address 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. 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À l’approche des élections, des organisations de l’Église épiscopale mettent…

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Par le personnel d’ENSPosted Oct 3, 2016 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service] Un certain nombre d’informations émanant de sources proches de l’Église épiscopale sont disponibles pour aider les électeurs des États-Unis durant les 40 prochains jours, jusqu’aux élections générales du 8 novembre.3:07« Voter et participer à notre gouvernement est une manière de participer à notre vie commune », a déclaré fin août l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry. « Et c’est une obligation chrétienne. En effet, nous qui suivons la voie de Jésus de Nazareth sommes invités à participer activement au processus civique, comme un signe de notre foi ».La vidéo est sous-titrée en anglais et en espagnol. Le texte en anglais et en espagnol du message de l’Évêque Primat se trouve ici à la fin de l’article.Mode d’emploi pour les élections (Election Engagement Toolkit)Le mode d’emploi pour les élections Election Engagement Toolkit du Réseau épiscopal de politique publique (EPPN) constitue une introduction pour les congrégations désireuses de participer au processus électoral « dans la foi, la responsabilité et la légalité ». Le mode d’emploi replace cet engagement dans la Promesse du baptême qui est de « lutter pour la justice et la paix et respecter la dignité de chaque être humain ».Y sont suggérées des activités particulièrement appropriées : entretiens sur des questions de politique publique, forums avec des candidats, campagnes pour l’inscription sur les listes électorales, sensibilisation des jeunes adultes habilités à voter pour la première fois, participation aux campagnes d’incitation au vote et plaidoyers en faveur de la législation sur le droit de vote.La page #EpiscopaliansVote du réseau EPPN comprend un calendrier des dates relatives aux élections, des litanies et autres prières ayant trait aux élections, une carte interactive des États-Unis avec des informations sur les élections dans chaque État, des exemples de tweets sur le vote et d’autres informations.Le réseau EPPN invite également les membres de l’église à signer l’Engagement épiscopal de l’électeur, en faisant remarquer que l’Église épiscopale considère le vote comme la manifestation de la responsabilité chrétienne.Cycle de prières pour les électionsPendant les 30 jours jusqu’aux élections, Forward Movement appelle les Épiscopaliens et tous les autres à participer à un temps de prière.« La période d’élection actuelle est l’une des plus conflictuelle de l’histoire récente », déclare le Révérend Scott Gunn, directeur exécutif de Forward Movement dans une lettre annonçant le cycle de prières du 9 octobre au 9 novembre. « J’ai entendu les gens dire et répéter : je ne sais vraiment pas quoi faire. Pour les Chrétiens, il y a toujours une chose que nous pouvons faire, chacun d’entre nous. Nous pouvons prier ».Le cycle de prières se compose d’un PDF hebdomadaire avec des prières pour chaque jour. Le cycle entier est disponible et peut être téléchargé en un seul PDF. Toutes les prières, sauf la prière finale, sont tirées du Livre de la prière commune. La dernière prière pour le 9 novembre qui s’intitule : « Prie pour vivre aujourd’hui comme un disciple de Jésus Christ, quels que soient les résultats des élections », est imprimée dans chaque numéro de Forward Day by Day sous le titre : « For Today ».Les téléchargements, l’un en anglais et l’autre en espagnol, se trouvent ici.Forward Movement affichera également chaque prière quotidienne sur Facebook et Twitter et en espagnol sur Adelante día a día.Faith, Politics and the Golden Rule [Foi, politique et règle d’or]Mark Oppenheimer, rédacteur du Los Angeles Times, d’autres panélistes et participants à la conférence annuelle Lansing Lee Conference qui se déroulera du 16 au 18 octobre au Kanuga Camp & Conference Center à Hendersonville (État de Caroline du Nord) exploreront l’idée du leadership transformationnel et la question : « Comment le pays peut-il passer d’un état d’esprit partisan à la participation ? ». Aux côtés de Mark Oppenheimer, se trouveront l’avocat des droits de l’homme Arsalan Iftikhar et Elizabeth Bruenig, rédacteur en chef adjoint du Washington Post. Plus amples détails ici.Bridging the Political Divide [Comment réduire la fracture politique]ChurchNext propose le cours en ligne Bridging the Political Divide avec Parker Palmer pour un coût de 10 dollars. Il est présenté sous deux formats : individuel et groupes.Le cours est décrit comme suit : « de nombreux observateurs font remarquer que la rancœur et la rhétorique politiques ont atteint leur plus haut niveau historique, injectant une quantité sans précédent de peur, de division et de malaise dans notre culture ». Selon la description, Parker Palmer « croit que notre climat politique actuel offre une rare occasion d’approfondir notre réflexion sur qui nous sommes en tant que peuple et en tant que nation ». Le cours demande comment les croyants doivent répondre et comment ils peuvent « rester calmes et concentrés au beau milieu de nos différences et des tensions, en jouant un rôle de conciliateurs, voire même de prophètes, sérieusement ».Parker Palmer propose quatre présentations vidéo, avec notamment des questions à débatte, téléchargeables pour les groupes et « The Takeaway » pour étudier par soi-même.Un appel à prier intensémentLes trois évêques épiscopaliens du Commonwealth du Massachussets ont publié une déclaration commune le 5 octobre dans laquelle ils appellent les épiscopaliens à une vigile de prière de 48 heures, avant le jour des élections. Déclaration et renseignements ici. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC À l’approche des élections, des organisations de l’Église épiscopale mettent des informations à disposition Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Ahead of General Convention, Episcopalians consider Church Pension Fund’s service…

first_imgAhead of General Convention, Episcopalians consider Church Pension Fund’s service to a changing church Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC General Convention 2018 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Church Pension Group, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL General Convention, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments (2) Rector Belleville, IL 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 Martinsville, VA Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 16, 2017 Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA November 20, 2017 at 9:58 am Is the clergy plan insured with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation? In spite of numerous assurances on a recent CPG webinar that the plan remains viable, I remain skeptical that benefits that I am promised today will still be disbursed to me forty years from now. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books November 18, 2017 at 9:34 am Excellent report on the life long work of the Church Penson Fund and in understanding the kind of changes needed in our next 100 years. Jeffrey Knox says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Henrietta Grossoehme says: [Episcopal News Service] As the Church Pension Fund rounds its 100th anniversary year and enters a second century, many Episcopalians are considering how its ministry might need to change to serve a changing church.If the church’s “traditional” clergy employment model was a priest – always male until 1977 – employed full time with regular salary increases, who rarely interrupted his service or worked in the church after retirement, then only 58 percent of clergy now fit into that model, according to recent Pension Fund research. Sixty-one percent of those priests are male, 33 percent are female.A growing number of clergy typically work part time for multiple church employers over the course of their service. They often have some employment outside the church. Many clergy have their ministerial service interrupted for many different reasons. Their compensation does not necessarily increase over time.Many clerics continue to work after their retirement. In fact, 58 percent of retired clergy younger than 72 still serve in some capacity and 95 percent of retired vocational deacons do the same, giving many congregations clergy services they otherwise could not afford.The benefits landscape for Episcopal employees, lay and ordained, is also influenced by the continuing debate in the United States about the future of the Affordable Care Act and the disruption that the ensuing uncertainty has created in the insurance markets.“The reality of the church is that there are fewer people and, more than that, less money,” the Rev. Winnie Varghese, the Diocese of New York deputy who chairs the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church, recently told Episcopal News Service. The result, Varghese said, is a growing and more permanent class of part-time clergy and lay church workers.The committee is one group considering the question, in Varghese’s words, of whether the church has the structures it needs for the church as it is today, rather than the one it was 25 or even 10 years ago.Some changes already are set for next year when the Church Pension Fund plans to enact the biggest revisions to the fund’s benefits in the past 60-some years. Two important aspects of the clergy plan will not change in this round of revisions. The plan will remain a defined-benefit one and the mandatory assessment to which a cleric’s employer pays will remain at 18 percent.Mary Kate Wold, Pension Fund chief executive officer and president, said earlier this year that the revisions, expected to go into effect Jan. 1, are needed to “create more-modern plans that address the realities of a changing Episcopal Church, while ensuring that each pension plan remains financially sustainable.”Canon I.8 of the Episcopal Church’s Constitution and Canons (page 41 here) authorizes the Church Pension Fund to provide retirement, health and life insurance benefits to the church’s clergy and lay employees. (The Pension Fund is one of five companies that make up CPG.)Source: Church Pension Group Annual Report for 2016. Graphic: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceStaff members have spent more than three years traveling the church to listen to more than 1,500 Episcopalians discuss how the Pension Fund ought to react to the changing church. As CPG was listening to the church and discussing possible revisions, General Convention in 2015, via Resolution A177, approved the effort. In Resolution A181, it also told CPG to study compensation and the cost of benefits for clergy and lay employees in the dioceses of Province IX, the Diocese of Haiti, and the Episcopal Church in Cuba, as well as with its covenant partners.Staffers are winding down a tour of the church’s dioceses, both explaining the changes and, at times, tweaking them based on responses during those sessions.General Convention committee is studying the Pension FundMeanwhile, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings has charged the State of the Church Committee to focus part of its triennial study on the Pension Fund, as well as on the church’s multicultural ministries and justice and advocacy ministries.Jennings told ENS that she chose those three aspects of the life of the church based on the concerns she has heard raised in her conversations with deputies and other leaders, and as she travels around the church.In July, the committee offered Episcopalians the chance to take two surveys, one about the Church Pension Fund and the other about social justice ministries. Nearly 1,200 people completed the Pension Fund survey.The survey itself stirred some concern, according to Varghese. Some people contacted her worried that “somehow we were changing the pension plan or proposing changes to it.”“I had to write back quickly and say it’s a survey just to understand our church and to hear from people who are really engaged in the life of the church but who don’t come to convention,” she said. “It’s simply a survey. This group had no authority, or delusion, of changing the pension plan and would never think to.”Instead, Varghese said, the committee wanted to hear what people thought about the pension plan, “including some mandates we have in front of us that conflict with one another.”For instance, she said, the General Convention is concerned about parity for certain benefits between clergy and lay employees. But many clergy face years of debt for the education required to work in a church that does not pay for seminary education, she added. Paying off that debt sometimes influences priests’ employment decisions and their sense of financial security. Add to that the aforementioned changing financial and demographic circumstances.So, Varghese asked, hypothetically, does equity require raising all employees to the current benefit levels or does it mean reducing benefits for some in order to increase the level for others? And, who bears what pain of each of those choices?Based on questions and concerns raised in the responses to the July survey, the committee sent a set of questions to the Church Pension Fund. Wold told ENS in written replies to questions emailed to her that she worked with staffers and the Pension Fund’s board of trustees to respond. What Wold called a “very collaborative process” included videoconferences with the subcommittee working on the issue and follow-up questions from the subcommittee that eventually resulted in the fund’s 19-page response.When the Pension Fund sent its report to the State of the Church Committee late last month, it also released it to the entire church. The responses are part of the data that the State of the Church Committee is using to write its report. Normally such information requested by the committees charged with work in between General Convention is not released to the church ahead of the so-called Blue Book collection of official reports.Jennings told ENS that it is “a bit confusing” that the Pension Fund chose to release its responses without any context ahead of the committee’s Blue Book report. However, the State of the Church Committee is completing its report and it is due to be posted here early next year.“We believe our clients and others would appreciate having the information contained in the report,” Wold wrote to ENS. She and her colleagues realized that many of the questions raised by the subcommittee might be asked elsewhere in the church, she added. The subcommittee’s work “helped us create a document that tells the story of the Church Pension Group well. It is a report we are proud to share with anyone who wants to take the time to read it.”A question of relationship and authorityOne of the more interesting parts of the Pension Fund’s response involves its answer to the committee’s question of how it sees its relationship to the church. While noting the authority outlined in Canon I.8, the report describes the relationship as “transactional,” with the fund providing services to the church, which is described as a “client.” The fund says that it has “no legal or governance relationship” with the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (the name under which the Episcopal Church in incorporated).The Pension Fund suggests that the church can influence that relationship by the fact that General Convention elects 24 of the fund’s 25 trustees and can amend Canon I.8 to increase its services to the church. The most recent amendments came in 2009 when the convention told the Pension Fund to establish a mandatory lay pension plan and the Denominational Health Plan.The canonical relationship between the DFMS and the Church Pension Fund “is a subject about which reasonable people can disagree,” Jennings told ENS. The leaders of both organizations have had “thoughtful conversations about those issues and how General Convention might direct the Pension Fund to address contemporary realities and justice issues in the Episcopal Church, including the needs of part-time and non-stipendiary clergy and lay employees,” she added.Varghese said that questions about “the authority of General Convention with regard to everything and anything in the work of the Pension Fund” come up in many conversations at every one of the triennial gatherings. Part of those conversations involve whether the Pension Fund ought to have the same questions and concerns, and whether responding to them could make the pension fund more, or less, effective and financially sustainable.“The more that we can clarify that and be in the agreement, the better off the church,” Varghese said of the debates.The committee, she noted, cannot make any changes on its own. That authority rests with the General Convention and CPG.“As much as anyone, I trust the great decisions about things I don’t understand to the people that are authorized to make them. I am happy that there are people who know a lot more than I do about a lot of things,” she added. “But some of these philosophical decisions we collectively have to make, and they are absolutely in resistance and often very different language and a different understanding of humanity and compassion than the culture around us, and that’s really hard, and not just on the issue of pension.”“I hope that this work is understood,” Varghese said. “We are not people external to the system but we need to be mature enough to face the decisions that we’re making and to hold ourselves responsible for them.”More information about the State of the Church Committee’s work is available here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service.last_img read more

All Blacks make just one change to team to face Springboks in RWC Semi-Final

first_imgThursday Oct 22, 2015 All Blacks make just one change to team to face Springboks in RWC Semi-Final The All Blacks have made just one change for the Rugby World Cup semifinal against the Springboks at Twickenham on Saturday. Prop Joe Moody comes in to the starting XV for injured Wyatt Crockett, who is out with a hamstring injury, as Ben Franks takes up a place on the bench. The Springboks named their team yesterday, and also made just one change in the 23.All Blacks Coach Steve Hansen said he is looking forward to the contest against the old enemies.“Though we’ve met many times over the years, we’ve (South Africa and New Zealand) only played three times at the Rugby World Cup and these Cup finals matches are totally different.  They have a live or die nature to them and both teams will be desperate to advance.“As a group we’re really looking forward to this challenge.  It will require a massive amount of intensity and composure and accurate skill execution.  This team has high expectations of itself and enjoys the big occasions.”All Blacks Team:Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Samuel Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw – captain, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Daniel Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben SmithReplacements: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Victor Vito, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill WilliamsStats & FactsThe All Blacks matchday 23 for the Test against South Africa has an average age of 28 and has 1,318 Test caps of experience.The All Blacks and South Africa have met three times at Rugby World Cups: in the 1995 Final, the bronze match in 1999 and the quarterfinal in Australia in 2003. South Africa won on the first two occasions.This weekend the two great rivals will be playing their 91st Test match:  the All Blacks record stands at 52 wins, 35 losses and three draws.Wing Julian Savea has scored eight tries at this year’s Tournament, a single Tournament record equal with All Blacks great Jonah Lomu and South Africa’s Bryan Habana.Eight of the All Blacks will extend their records as the most capped All Blacks in their position this weekend:  Richie McCaw (openside flanker), Keven Mealamu (hooker), Owen Franks (tighthead prop), Kieran Read (number eight), Jerome Kaino (blindside flanker), Daniel Carter (first five-eighth), Ma’a Nonu (second five-eighth) and Conrad Smith (centre).Kick-off at Twickenham, London, on Saturday 24 October is at 4.00PMView the Springbok TeamBelow is a quick look at some of the sublime All Blacks skills in action against France. NZ won 62-13ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks , Rugby World Cup Related Articles 40 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Join Rugbydump’s Rugby Championship Fantasy league

first_imgWednesday Aug 16, 2017 Join Rugbydump’s Rugby Championship Fantasy league We’re well aware that we have a huge amount of knowledgeable rugby gurus that visit Rugbydump regularly, so this year we’re a running a Fantasy League for the Rugby Championship that features a real statistical approach to the game.  Join our league on Rugbypass to get picking ahead of kick off this coming weekend.HOW IT WORKSYou need to pick a squad of 25 guys that you are going to manage throughout the Rugby Championship. Your budget? $150 million, so make sure you use it wisely!From your squad of 25, you will then pick a team of 15 for each Round, and you can only make 3 changes in your squad between rounds.Points are then tallied and awarded based on the performances of each player. For example, if you have Beauden Barrett in your starting 15 and he scores a try, that earns him (you) 5 points. Each tackle made? 0.5 points. A yellow card? -3! And so on and so forth.We are working on getting a great prize up for grabs for the winner of our Rugbydump league, so join us there today and we look forward to seeing how you get on.ADVERTISEMENTThe Rugby Championship kicks off this coming Saturday, with the Wallabies vs All Blacks and South Africa against Argentina. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Meco / Jorge Mealha

first_img Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/83197/house-in-meco-jorge-mealha Clipboard Portugal House in Meco / Jorge Mealha House in Meco / Jorge MealhaSave this projectSaveHouse in Meco / Jorge Mealha 2010 Save this picture!© Jorge Mealha+ 34 Share Year:  CopyHouses•Carcavelos, Portugalcenter_img “COPY” “COPY” Photographs:  Jorge MealhaText description provided by the architects. Located on a woody site at Meco beach nearby Sesimbra in the outskirts of Lisbon, this house aims to create close relationship with its  surrounding space, a beautiful natural landscape. Save this picture!© Jorge MealhaRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodEGGERLaminatesA set of restrictive regulations defined in the city council masterplan project had to be incorporated into the project.  Property setbacks, site access, and total amount of construction area and volume were just a few of the regulations that had to be considered. Save this picture!© Jorge MealhaThe resultant form proposes an almost accidental arrangement of different and overlapped solids, dealing with mass, voids and balance. Windows are opened in an apparent free way trying to catch the most interesting spots in the surrounding landscape. Save this picture!© Jorge MealhaThis house plays with materiality using a range of different finishes to organize form and identify spaces.  Main circulations, staircases and the bridge between the upper rooms, are defined by painted white metal and glass.Save this picture!© Jorge MealhaProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Progress: Jujuy Redux / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S & Maxi SpinaArticlesPtruj Performance Center Competition Winner / EnotaArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/83197/house-in-meco-jorge-mealha Clipboard Architects: Jorge Mealha Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houses CopyAbout this officeJorge MealhaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesCarcavelosPortugalPublished on October 22, 2010Cite: “House in Meco / Jorge Mealha” 22 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?梅科住宅 / Jorge Mealha是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Casa dos Caseiros / 24 7 Arquitetura

first_imgCopyHouses•Campinas, Brazil Casa dos Caseiros / 24 7 ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCasa dos Caseiros / 24 7 Arquitetura CopyAbout this office24 7 ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCampinasBrazilPublished on June 15, 2016Cite: “Casa dos Caseiros / 24 7 Arquitetura” 15 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  70 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil Architects: 24 7 Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs 2012 “COPY” Save this picture!© Pedro Kok+ 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789540/casa-dos-caseiros-2-arquitetura-design Clipboard Year:  Casa dos Caseiros / 24 7 Arquitetura Projects Photographs:  Pedro KokStructural Engineer:WGA EngenhariaArchitect In Charge:Giuliano Pelaio, Gustavo Tenca e Inacio CardonaCity:CampinasCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro KokRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & Facades“Casa dos Caseiros” was first created to answer a private order for a social interest dwelling project to be built numerously throughout some cities in Rio de Janeiro state. Unfortunately after some time of development the project had to be canceled by the contractor.Save this picture!© Pedro KokOriginally it was designed using steel frame as structural system, after cancelation we have updated the whole project to use structural concrete blocks, more usual in Brazilian construction, and still a rational modular building system. The project was set aside for a while until came the opportunity to build one unit as a prototype and still be used as home for the housekeepers of a property in a rural district from Campinas.Save this picture!© Pedro KokWe then set off for an experimental construction, where the cost could not exceed R$ 50,000.00 (around US$ 14,000.00), or something around R$ 700.00/m2. The goal: to house a family with two children.Save this picture!Initially, we determined that the house would have 70sqm, enough to provide users better quality of life (Brazil´s federal government has delivered homes with approximate 40sqm in social housing programs as Minha Casa Minha Vida -literal translation My House My Life- without expansion possibility).Save this picture!DiagramThe original design aims to rescue street interaction and conviviality stimulation between residents of the same neighborhood. A frame at the main façade creates an extensive masonry bench next to the sidewalk, creating a favorable permanence place. It’s almost an attempt to rescue smaller cities traditions where people put chairs on sidewalk and enjoy as time passes, watching children playing on streets. The house design is very simple, yet it ensures efficient lighting and natural ventilation in social and service areas. A patio located strategically around the kitchen, office and living room, brings light and air renewal to the more permanency home environments. The courtyard is the guarantee that even with a house attached on its side the project will still have all natural resources necessary for its residents.In addition to kitchen, living room, patio and laundry services, the project can adapt to different internal configurations:3 bedrooms + bathroom + office or 1 suite + 2 bedrooms + bathroomSave this picture!PlansTwo important decisions were taken in order to reduce building costs: Eliminate the roof slab and the exterior and interior plaster. Instead, we used roll texture applied directly on block and a PVC ceiling system together with cement roof to function on an interim basis as insulated roof and slab. A site with many treetops around contributed in preventing overheating inside the building. With good quality concrete blocks it was possible to let them apparent, reducing painting costs.Save this picture!diagramAfter completion we saw ourselves encouraged by the remarkable increase in the quality of life of Casa dos Caseiros residents and since it is difficult to low income population to hire an architect to design aesthetically pleasant and functional homes, we have decided release the project as an OPEN SOURCE project. We will provide (http://www.247arquitetura.com.br/casa-dos-caseiros/) the project free of charge on our website, as a way of democratization of ideas to be improved and adapted by communities.Save this picture!© Pedro KokWe believe that the idea of ​​a network of good projects will inject into the market ways to overcome economic barriers and distances between architect and final client. We lack new typologies and best urban insertions.Save this picture!© Pedro KokIt is very important to remember that adjustments are necessary since the project will be built in different bioclimatic zones, building systems, topography, rules and regulations.Save this picture!© Pedro KokProject gallerySee allShow lessCasas Melhoradas Reimagines Affordable Housing in Maputo, MozambiqueArchitecture NewsRiccardo De Cal: Into the Labyrinth — architetture venezianeExhibition Share Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789540/casa-dos-caseiros-2-arquitetura-design Clipboardlast_img read more

Top-performing fundraising charities announced

 18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 April 1999 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Advertisement Top-performing fundraising charities announced ThirdSector magazine today published its second fundraising survey. Based on Baring Asset Management’s Top 3000 Charities 1999, highlights include the National Trust achieving a remarkable return on investment of £5.50 for every £1 spent. ThirdSector magazine today published its second fundraising survey. Based on Baring Asset Management’s Top 3000 Charities 1999, highlights include the National Trust achieving a remarkable return on investment of £5.50 for every £1 spent. That beats last year’s winner, the Dogs’ Home Battersea, which achieved a ROI of £53.60 in 1998. This year the charity reached second place with £22.50 raised for every £1 invested, following a doubling of its fundraising expenditure. read more