EU proposes new rules for bondholders to share bank failures

first_img THE European Union’s executive has proposed a blueprint that could force those who lend to banks to bear big losses should they fail.The proposal, which could become law by 2013, would end the privileged position of these creditors, who were left untouched when the banks they lent to failed, while shareholders, taxpayers and governments bore the impact.It will heap further regulatory pressure on banks, driving up their costs of borrowing, as they face a series of other reforms such as requirements they set aside more capital for an emergency and curbs on cash bonuses to star performers.Worried about the mounting bill for rescuing the financial sector as well as Europe’s debt-laden countries, political leaders are also turning their attention to bank creditors and bond owners – mainly institutional investors such as insurers and pension funds.In draft rules, the European Commission proposes new power for authorities to force top-ranking creditors, such as bond owners or a bank that has lent money to another bank, to take losses if the institution they lend to comes to the brink of collapse.Those lenders that receive security against their loan, however, will not be caught by the new regime.“We must put in place a system which ensures Europe is well prepared to deal with bank failures – without taxpayers being called on again to pay the costs,” said Michel Barnier, the top European official in charge of financial reform.The move, welcomed by financial experts, will be resisted by industry because it will make it more expensive and difficult for banks to borrow as lenders factor in the higher risk that they will not get their money back.Others indicated that it could hamper efforts by banks to repair their balance sheets by selling loan portfolios secured by withered assets such as property.EU officials, seeking to calm investors, promised “no surprises” in the new rules that will be phased in up to 2015 or beyond although they conceded that they could apply to existing bank loans should those deals be renewed in the coming years. EU proposes new rules for bondholders to share bank failures alison.lock Tags: NULL Thursday 6 January 2011 11:40 am Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proofcenter_img whatsapp 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapplast_img read more

Hawskwood named director of beBettor

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Clive Hawkswood, former chief executive of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and current chair of Responsible Affiliates in iGaming (RAiG) has been appointed a non-executive director of responsible gambling solutions provider beBettor. Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Clive Hawkswood, former chief executive of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and current chair of Responsible Affiliates in iGaming (RAiG) has been appointed a non-executive director of responsible gambling solutions provider beBettor.Hawkswood joins the beBettor board having ended a 14 year tenure leading the RGA in 2018. He then joined RAiG in May 2019, the new affiliate trade association founded by Better Collective, Oddschecker and the Racing Post.“We are delighted to officially announce Clive joining beBettor’s board of directors,” beBettor chief executive Harry Cott said. We see his experience as the previous CEO of the RGA as invaluable, understanding the concerns of the industry whilst delivering on consumer protection initiatives such as Gamstop.“His knowledge and guidance will be key to us fulfilling our ambitions in helping shape the future of sustainable gambling.”This would help ensure its solutions, such as its Affordability Check product, can be successfully rolled out by operators, it said.Affordability Check is an automated solution that helps gaming businesses tailor interactions to individuals’ circumstances, and ensure players do not spend beyond their means. It also identifies those most at risk, such as individuals on bankruptcy or insolvency registers.BeBettor is also developing a single customer view platform, giving operators and regulators insight into customer activity across all brands and products. It is cooperating with the GB Gambling Commission on the project, and the supplier noted that Hawkswood’s experience in facilitating cross-sector collaboration would aid these efforts.Commenting on his appointment, Hawkswood said: “beBettor’s innovative approach to affordability has provided a new, scalable solution that allows operators to understand more about their entire customer base.“Whilst their vision for the single customer view shows an exciting future for the industry that will ultimately benefit and protect the player in ways that were not previously possible.” Hawskwood named director of beBettor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Legal & compliance People 27th April 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland Email Addresslast_img read more

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Top British stocks for July 2020

first_img The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of PZ Cussons. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Prudential, Redrow, Rightmove, and Tesco. 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. See all posts by The Motley Fool Staff Image source: Getty Images The Motley Fool Staff | Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 | More on: BA CRST GSK HOC JD KGF LIO NG PRU PZC RDW RMV SKG SN TSCO TW Top British stocks for July 2020 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. 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’ Sharescenter_img Enter Your Email Address We asked our freelance writers to share the top British stocks they’d buy in the month of July. Here’s what they chose:Kirsteen Mackay: Crest Nicholson I think Crest Nicholson (LSE:CRST) shares will rise again in July as UK lockdown restrictions are further eased and the construction sector resumes. The stock has endured a difficult few months and its share price reflects this.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…Its half-year report showed the extent of the pandemic’s impact, with a £51m loss and 130 job cuts. However, it also showed signs of encouragement as it streamlines and forges ahead with a new strategy.Covid-19 continues to pose a risk to the UK housing market, but Crest is confident it can return to profit by the end of the year.Kirsteen does not own shares in Crest Nicholson.G A Chester: National GridAnnual results from National Grid (LSE: NG) a couple of weeks ago confirmed its status as one of the most reliable businesses in the market. In line with its longstanding policy, the Board increased the dividend by RPI inflation — 2.6% on this occasion. The running yield is now 5%.The dependable dividend, with its tasty yield, is one reason I’ve made the stock my top British stock for July. Another is that the company expects short-term, Covid-19-related impacts on earnings and cash flows to be ultimately recoverable under regulatory mechanisms. As such, the directors “anticipate limited economic impact longer term”.G A Chester has no position in National Grid.Jonathan Smith: JD Sports FashionThe JD Sports Fashion (LSE: JD) share price may be below where it started the year, but it has more than doubled since the March sell-off. The position it has in the sector as one of the largest players could help going forward from acquiring smaller firms. Investors have shrugged off the blocked buyout of Footasylum, as the strategy behind it of buying firms to grow is a sensible one. With JD now opening up stores, along with a strong online presence, the impact of the virus on business is hopefully past the peak.Jonathan Smith does not own shares of JD Sports Fashion.Royston Wild: Hochschild MiningFears of a second stock market crash seem to be growing by the day. I wouldn’t be surprised to see an explosion in the number of investors switching out of riskier assets like equities and into traditional safe-haven assets like precious metals before long. And this would benefit the share prices of certain mining companies like Hochschild Mining (LSE: HOC).Silver values touched four-month peaks above $18.25 per ounce at the start of last month but soared again in the latter half of June as Covid-19-related fears reignited. Despite recent gains, though, the metal could still be considered undervalued compared with gold (which hit eight-year peaks in the past few sessions). And this could pave the way for extra silver price gains.So why not get in on the action by buying Hochschild Mining? Its forward P/E ratio of around 35 times might be high, but this is a reflection of the mining giant’s great investment potential.Royston Wild does not own shares in Hochschild MiningPaul Summers: BAE SystemsWith some companies now boasting rather generous valuations, I’m inclined to go for stocks offering a margin of safety. As such, my top British stock for July has to be defence giant BAE Systems (LSE: BA). The rather muted reaction to last week’s trading update felt harsh. Sure, news of a 15% decline in profits over the first half of 2020 isn’t ideal but it’s also hardly surprising. Moreover, performance is expected to be “much stronger” in H2.BAE won’t shoot the lights out. If your objective is to build a defensive, FTSE 100-focused portfolio, however, I think the shares demand attention. Coronavirus concerns aside, the valuation of just 11 times earnings looks cheap, especially if a final dividend is confirmed this month.Paul Summers has no position in BAE Systems.Peter Stephens: GlaxoSmithKlineGlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) could become a more popular stock among investors due to its defensive characteristics. It is less dependent on the economy’s performance to generate profit growth, which may make it relatively appealing while many FTSE 100 index peers are struggling with tough operating conditions.GSK’s recent quarterly update highlighted encouraging progress from its vaccines and pharmaceuticals segments, while its consumer healthcare division posted strong growth due to high demand.With an improving pipeline, a strategy to become more efficient through a split into two businesses, and a dividend yield of almost 5%, it could offer a potent mix of value, growth and income potential over the long run.Peter Stephens owns shares in GSK.Edward Sheldon: PrudentialMy top British stock for July is financial services company Prudential (LSE: PRU).The reason I like Prudential is that it is now predominantly focused on the savings and insurance needs of those in Asia. Given that wealth across Asia is expected to rise substantially over the next decade, I see significant potential for growth here.I also like the fact that Prudential shares are cheap right now (a forward-looking P/E ratio of less than 10 at the time of writing), and offer a healthy dividend yield of around 3%.All in all, I think Prudential shares look very attractive at present.Edward Sheldon owns shares in Prudential.Matthew Dumigan: BAE SystemsBritish defence and aerospace titan BAE Systems  (LSE: BA) is Europe’s largest defence contractor, with market-leading positions in numerous countries around the world. Although profits for the first half of the year will take a hit, BAE expects business performance to be much stronger in the second.Thanks to various long-term government contracts, the company’s order book remains healthy. In fact, it was recently supplemented by the announcement of a £350m deal with the UK’s Ministry of Defence.What’s more, developments stemming from the company’s cyber and intelligence business look promising. I reckon this segment of the business could prove to be a catalyst for further growth.Matthew Dumigan does not own shares in BAE Systems.Rachael FitzGerald-Finch: Taylor WimpeyFor me, a good investment is a dependable business underpriced by the market. One such company right now is Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW).The profitable residential housebuilder has a history of positive earnings and boasts a solid balance sheet. Even better, it is still paying dividends yielding 2.6%: a must for increasing total returns.Additionally, an 18.6% earnings yield is highly impressive, highlighting the current value of the stock price.Things are looking good for the future, too. Land prices have dropped and competition has thinned, leaving Taylor Wimpey in a promising position for the future. That’s why it’s my top British stock for July!Rachael FitzGerald-Finch has no position in Taylor Wimpey.Kevin Godbold: PZ CussonsThe FTSE 250’s fast-moving-consumer-goods (FMCG) stalwart PZ Cussons (LSE: PZC) struggled with earnings for a number of years, and the share price declined. But not any more. There’s a consolidation on the price chart that could mark a trend reversal. And the move is backed by solid, underlying fundamentals in the business. New chief executive Jonathon Myers took the reins of the company in May, and he’s a an experienced FMCG executive (he spent a great deal of his career with Procter & Gamble).I’m a big fan of change at the top in companies because it could usher in changing fortunes. July could be interesting for the stock.Kevin Godbold owns shares in PZ Cussons.Rupert Hargreaves: Liontrust Asset ManagementLiontrust Asset Management (LSE: LIO) is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s top asset managers. Over the 12 months to the end of March, assets under management jumped 27% to £16.1bn. Following this growth, City analysts expect the firm to report a 66% jump in earnings per share for the year.The company’s offering clearly resonates with investors. Earnings have grown at a compound annual rate of 40% over the past six years. This has helped the business increase its dividend ten-fold since 2014.As Liontrust’s growth continues, it could be worth buying a share of this innovative fund manager for the long haul.Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned.Tom Rodgers: KingfisherAmong its international brands, FTSE 250 star Kingfisher (LSE: KGF) owns the key hardware and home improvement chains Screwfix and B&Q.B&Q was named one of the UK’s ‘essential retailers’, closing on 25 March but reopening all 288 stores on 30 April — still amid lockdown. That has given it huge earnings power at a time when rivals have been burning cash and making no money. At the same time, fewer people are moving and Covid-induced stir-crazy homeowners are expected to spend £61bn this year on home improvements.It’s cheap, too, at a P/E of 10. I think Kingfisher will clean up. Tom Rodgers has no position in Kingfisher.Andy Ross: RedrowShares in the housebuilder Redrow (LSE: RDW) should have a good month. Housebuilding closed during the worst of the pandemic but was an industry that was allowed to reopen early on. I think it has a head start therefore on getting back to normal – assuming there’s no second spike in the virus.With a Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) consistently above 20%, I think Redrow is an impressive company. Another potential from a boost this month comes from the promotion of Matthew Pratt to CEO.Overall, housebuilders look to cheap to ignore this summer and I think Redrow is a solid investment.  Andy Ross does not own shares in Redrow.Tezcan Gecgil: RightmoveMy top British stock for July is the UK’s largest property portal Rightmove (LSE: RMV).In May, real estate agents and new homes developers reopened in England. On 23 June, the group issued a trading update for the period covering 1 January to 31 May. Despite the current economic uncertainty, management sounded optimistic and said “home hunter demand following the reopening of the housing market has been strong. We have seen all ten of our busiest days ever on the platform since 13 May”.Following the update, Credit Suisse raised its price target to 560p. Year-to-date, RMV shares are down about 15%, hovering at 540p. Investor nervousness around a second wave of coronavirus could spark another sell-off in many FTSE shares, including RMV stock. However, I remain optimistic regarding the strength of the housing market. I’d buy the dips.Tezcan Gecgil does not own shares in Rightmove.Anna Sokolidou: TescoThe Covid-19 crisis makes consumer defensives look particularly attractive to me. Groceries and other essentials are bought regardless of the economic conditions. So, supermarkets are here to benefit even though we are currently facing a deep recession.Tesco (LSE: TSCO) is the leader in this market segment. The supermarket chain has been growing its revenue and profits for several years already. Its shares yield a dividend of about 4%.Moreover, Tesco adapted to the new reality of online shopping. So, it is able to compete with online grocery retailers. Its liquidity position improved as well, due to the sale of Thai and Malaysian operations.Anna Sokolidou has no position in Tesco.Roland Head: Smurfit KappaIf you’re looking for a business that’s stayed in strong demand despite the coronavirus pandemic, I think FTSE 100 packaging firm Smurfit Kappa Group (LSE: SKG) could be the perfect choice.The company’s market sectors include food retail, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and e-commerce packaging. I can’t see demand falling in any of these areas.Smurfit Kappa shares have performed relatively well so far this year, only falling by 10%. However, I think this stock looks very affordable at the moment, on around 12 times forecast earnings. With an update due later in July, I reckon now could be a good time to buy.Roland Head has no position in any share mentioned.Manika Premsingh: Smith & NephewThe FTSE 100 medical devices’ manufacturer Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN) has been hit with bad luck since late last year. First its CEO, Kamal Nawana, resigned unexpectedly in October, 2019. By the time stock price re-stabilised after this shock, Covid-19 struck. This impacted SN’s performance.However, as lockdowns ease, its fortunes could turn. Elective surgeries can restart now, which will increase demand for its products. SN can thrive even in a recession because of high priority spending on healthcare and pent-up demand from the lockdown months. Its share price still doesn’t reflect its potential, however. I reckon it will start picking up soon enough, making it my top British stock for July.Manika Premsingh has no position in Smith & Nephew.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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This FTSE 100 hero’s shares just keep getting cheaper. I’d happily buy them today!

first_img 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. Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. 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. This FTSE 100 hero’s shares just keep getting cheaper. I’d happily buy them today! 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. As a value investor and income-seeker, I’m always searching for quality companies with weakening share prices. That’s because the daily movements of the stock market are often uncorrelated with underlying company performances. As Benjamin Graham remarked and Warren Buffett repeated: “In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” Even shares in FTSE 100 heavyweights can get pushed around by the public’s voting machine until the weighing machine eventually gains the upper hand.A FTSE 100 heroMy investing decisions are also shaped by another Warren Buffett quote. The Oracle of Omaha advised: “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” That’s why I’m drawn to shares in the great blue-chip businesses of the FTSE 100.5G 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…My latest FTSE 100 ‘hero share’ is (I think) safe, boring, and has delivered market-beating returns to its shareholders for decades. This quality company is Anglo-Dutch business Unilever (LSE: ULVR). For patient and long-term investors, owning shares in this global leader in FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) has been highly rewarding. Unilever is a maestro at selling us brands that fill up our kitchen and bathroom cupboards. Well-known Unilever brands include Domestos bleach, Dove soap, Lipton tea, Lynx and Sure deodorants, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and Persil laundry detergent.During 2020’s global lockdowns and restrictions, Unilever enjoyed a sales boost, particularly in hygiene & cleansing and at-home foods. Yet its shares have completely missed the FTSE 100’s relief rally since news of effective Covid-19 vaccines broke in November. At their 2020 high, Unilever shares peaked at 4,944p on 14 October. Today, they trade at 4,425p, down 519p from this high. That’s a fall of over a tenth (10.5%) in just over three months, for no good reason I can discern.A quality stock at a 10% discountAt 4,425p a share, Unilever is valued at £117.1bn, making it #1 in the FTSE 100 by size. What’s more, this company’s excellent management rarely puts a foot wrong, driving the group to grow and thrive. Next month, I’m expecting this business to release an excellent set of 2020 results, building on three good quarters earlier. Yet shares in this global giant are by no means expensive. Also, they offer an attractive cash dividend to income-seeking investors like me.At 4,425p, this stock trades on a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.4 and an earnings yield of 4.5%. That’s not cheap for a FTSE 100 stock, but I feel it’s worth paying extra for class. Furthermore, Unilever’s current dividend yield of 3.3% is a tenth higher than the FTSE 100’s 3%. Even better, Unilever has never cut its dividend for the past 38 years. Indeed, it has grown at an average rate of 8% a year since 1982. Thus, on average, Unilever’s dividend has doubled every nine years for nearly four decades. That’s a fantastic performance and one that stands out among large-cap stocks.Of course, Unilever’s growth could slow or even reverse, which could affect its ability to pay dividends. This might also negatively impact on its share price. But I’m prepared to take that risk.Yesterday, I wrote about a new income portfolio that I’m planning. My aim is to generate an extra £12,000 a year in passive income from share dividends. I aim to include Unilever in this portfolio, ideally inside my ISA. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Cliff D’Arcy | Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 | More on: ULVR last_img read more

Poll: How many teams should there be in the Rugby World Cup?

first_img Now the Six Nations is over, all eyes are undoubtedly on the Rugby World Cup. However, there is a debate to be had about whether there should be more teams in the 2023 edition of the competition.The question cropped up when World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said in March: “As the sport grows and we conquer new markets the discussion is about looking towards expanding (of the World Cup), rather than contracting.”Undeniably money comes into it, with the word ‘markets’ notable. A bigger spread of team would almost certainly mean a longer tournament and more games to sell tickets for or air on television. New nations competing could mean more opportunity to advertise, with new audiences tuning in. However, we have to ask: what do you want? Maybe you worry that smaller teams would be open to shellackings at the hands of Tier One nations. Perhaps you would like to see fewer teams, and a more competitive competition. Maybe you feel it’s fine as it is, with 20 teams involved. What it’s all about: Could more teams be fighting for this in 2023? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Below is a poll. Let us know how many teams you think there should be at the World Cup. This poll will appear in the May issue of Rugby World magazine.How many teams should there be in the Rugby World Cup?162024VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comHow many teams should there be in the Rugby World Cup?last_img read more

Dallas diocese announces 4 nominees for bishop

first_img Robert Lane says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Joan Haskell says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL February 3, 2015 at 8:35 pm I’d say it’s pretty normal for Texas. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Randell Franklyn Busby says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Selena Smith says: February 5, 2015 at 8:16 pm Are any of the current nominees likely to change the Diocese’s position on same-sex unions/marriages? Or on the other side, are any of the nominees likely to try to pull the diocese out of the Episcopal Church? Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Cynthia Katsarelis says: Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Dallas diocese announces 4 nominees for bishop Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR February 13, 2015 at 11:09 am The slate of choices for the new Bishop of Dallas was passed on to me and I wanted to write you because Leigh and Susalee Spruill were at St. Mark’s in Jacksonville, FL and very dear to my heart. In fact, I heard him preach in Birmingham, AL when I was visiting and found myself tearing up. The woman sitting next to me leaned over and said, “he is going to be the next John Claypool.” So, I wrote his name down and gave it to the Vestry at St. Mark’s who was in the search process for a rector and he was chosen.I cannot say enough good things about both Leigh and Susalee. They are both wonderful people, have a great marriage and he would make a very special bishop. Actually, I wish we could have him!!I believe God gave him an escape to Nashville as our Diocese in Florida was about to have a split with the Anglican church forming.He and Susalee have had their tragedies. When they were in Jacksonville, Susalee’s step father, whom she adored, died in a plane crash. Then when Leigh and Susalee had gone to St. Georges, Lee’s older brother who was his best friend, suddenly died of a heart attack. I have not seen them in a long time but I can tell you that both of those experiences change people and they look at life differently. He would be a great bishop! Good luck to all of you and God bless you. I will keep you in my prayers,JoanJoan [email protected] (h)904-705-6288 (c) By diocesan staffPosted Feb 3, 2015 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Len Bourland says: Comments are closed. March 1, 2015 at 5:06 pm Well we’ve had a woman at the helm as Presiding and I don’t think that’s worked out so well (and I am female.) Lee Spruell is a dynamic rector in Nashville at St. George’s. Friends and former Vanderbilt classmates cannot say enough about his preaching and pastoring. Imagine a Dallas bishop who can preach as well as administrate. He’s got my vote. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Robert Allen (Diocese of Virginia) says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 February 4, 2015 at 8:10 am The announcement says that “Consent is required from a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan bishops and standing committees.” but will this election not fall within 90 days of General Convention, and so trigger the consent process there? In that case, the diocesan bishops still vote, as usual (but at one time and place, so it’s quicker) and the consents of the Standing Committees are replaced by a vote in the HoD. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Press Release Service Lisa Fox says: Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska John Putnam says: Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA February 18, 2015 at 8:41 am Attacking a priest is really low. These men do not owe any of us an apology. You wanna complain, take it up with the committee who selected them. God’s blessings upon whomever is chosen to lead the flock in the Diocese of Dallas. Comments (14) Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls February 5, 2015 at 8:23 pm FWIW, to me Fr. Sumner stands head and shoulders above the other candidates as far as qualifications go. He has a PHD and a MDiv from Yale, and his bachelors is from Harvard. One of the other candidates studied theology at Oral Roberts!!!! The other two have nothing more than a bare MDiv. Whit Johnstone says: Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 February 3, 2015 at 7:17 pm I haven’t been paying attention. Is it normal for a slate of 4 candidates to be all male and all white? Is that really OK? Does that represent the Body of Christ? February 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm Amen, Sr. Katsarelis!Imagine that, 4 white males are the only folks in the Episcopal church worthy of serving the good people of Dallas. The good news is that they’ll be able re-purpose all those white cassocks from the consecration. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Richard McClellan says: Whit Johnstone says: Bishop Elections Grace Cangialosi says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group May 16, 2015 at 11:39 am Len, you should be ashamed of yourself for asserting that our Presiding Bishops downfall is because she is a woman. I’m not a fan of Schori either, but her sex has nothing to do with it.As for the diversity issue, I don’t care if the Bishop of EDOD is a white guy (I’m a white guy after all). The disheartening thing about these candidates is that Dallas may not have a Bishop open to having talks about LGBT inclusion for another 25 years. Right now there is no effort to include LGBT people in the sacramental life of the church in Dallas, and it’s very disheartening that the diocese I grew up in has made no effort to extend the grace of Christ to an oppressed minority group. [Episcopal Diocese of Dallas press release] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas has announced a slate of four nominees to stand for the election as 7th bishop of the diocese. The candidates are:The Rev. Michael W. Michie, 46, rector of St. Andrew’s, McKinney, Texas;The Rev. David G. Read, 49, rector of St. Luke’s, San Antonio, Texas;The Rev. R. Leigh Spruill, 51, rector of St. George’s, Nashville, Tennessee;The Rev. Dr. George R. Sumner, 59, principal of Wycliffe College, Toronto, Canada.More information about each of the nominees is available at www.dallasbishopsearch.org.A petition process for submitting additional names is open from Feb. 3-16. Complete information about the petition process and the petition form are available at www.dallasbishopsearch.org. If petition candidates are received, they will be announced by the Standing Committee and added to the slate no later than April 6, pending the required background checks.The slate is the result of a seven-month discernment process conducted by a Bishop Search Committee composed of lay and clergy members from across the diocese and reporting to the Standing Committee. With the announcement of the slate, a Transition Committee, also made up of lay and clergy members from across the diocese, implements the next stages of the election process, also reporting to the Standing Committee.The nominees will participate in a series of open “walkabout” meetings from April 20-23, allowing members of the diocese to meet and learn more about the candidates. More information on the times and locations of the meetings will be forthcoming, along with additional information on each candidate, on the bishop-search website.The election will take place Saturday, May 16. A majority in each of the two orders (clergy and lay delegates) is required for the election of the new bishop. Consent is required from a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan bishops and standing committees. The consecration of the bishop-elect is scheduled for November 2015.The search for bishop began with the retirement of Bishop James M. Stanton, who served in the role for 21 years until May 2014. The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas is home to more than 70 congregations in the Northeast Texas area, where the combined average Sunday attendance is about 11,300. February 10, 2015 at 11:24 pm The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas is by definition a component of The Episcopal Church, and thus could not be “taken out of the Episcopal Church”.It would of course be possible, as happened a few years ago just to the west of The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, that the Bishop might decide to leave The Episcopal Church, as might some other church officials, and perhaps many of the clergy as well, and perhaps many of the parishioners.But the next morning, the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth (the real one) was as extant as ever, still a component of The Episcopal Church.And in that diocese, in Parker County, Texas, that next morning a brand new Episcopal Church held mass in fine style, not in brick and mortar now “occupied” by the former bishop, but in a beautiful school cafeteria, with a hawk circling majestically just outside the beautiful plate glass windows. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT February 3, 2015 at 8:51 pm Cynthia, I believe it is the norm for this diocese. They were one of the last to ordain women priests. Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID February 3, 2015 at 8:40 pm Last time I checked, one’s sex and race is not a qualification for being a Bishop in the Church. So, yep, if the men are qualified, then it is ok that they are male and white. It would also be ok if they were all women, brown, black or green with purple polka dots. February 3, 2015 at 11:37 pm I think what is normal and what is “OK” is for each diocese to follow its canons as well as the canons of the National Church. So the Nominating Committee has presented its candidates. Now what is normal and “OK” for that diocese is that nominations by petition may be submitted. Other dioceses have different canons about process, how the slate of candidates is determined, and that’s what’snormal and “OK” as well. That’s how this part of the Body of Christ is represented. Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Doug Kerr says: last_img read more

Case Study Residence / Arkifex Studios

first_img Lead Architects: Landscape: “COPY” Projects Case Study Residence / Arkifex StudiosSave this projectSaveCase Study Residence / Arkifex Studios ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949633/case-study-residence-arkifex-studio Clipboard Case Study Residence / Arkifex Studios CopyAbout this officeArkifex StudiosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpringfieldOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on October 17, 2020Cite: “Case Study Residence / Arkifex Studios” 17 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save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 Photographs:  Aaron Kimberlin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Arkifex Studios Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Michael Hampton United States Design Team:Arkifex StudiosClients:AnonymousEngineering Mep:Interpres Building Solutions, J&M EngineeringCity:SpringfieldCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aaron KimberlinRecommended ProductsGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. A case study on Ozark Modernism. The Case Study Residence harkens back to the post-WWII Case Study Houses project sponsored by Arts and Architecture magazine. Just as the original project was experimentation in modern American residential architecture, the Case Study Residence seeks to define and embody “Ozark Modernism” is an example of single-family residential architecture. For the firm, Case Study Residence is an opportunity to test a hypothesis, develop a specific regional vocabulary within our practice, and to reaffirm our mission statement.Save this picture!© Aaron KimberlinSave this picture!Plan – Main floorSave this picture!© Aaron KimberlinPrincipal features of the project include:• biophilic design• context sensitive design• an underlying geometric formal logicSave this picture!© Aaron KimberlinSave this picture!© Aaron Kimberlin• Miesian horizontal symmetry• an emphasis on the haptic modality and visceral experience• a simplified and naturalistic materialitySave this picture!© Aaron Kimberlin• passive solar considerations to siting• minimal removal of trees on site• Use of reclaimed walnut, sustainably harvested siding, and locally quarried stone• consideration of archaeoastronomy in the designSave this picture!© Aaron KimberlinProject gallerySee allShow lessResidence 363 / Carbonell Architecture + MKD designSelected ProjectsWhy Cities Should Transform Their White ElephantsArticles Share Photographs Area:  6200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Lutron, Bulthaup, HE Williams, Manko Window Systems, Miele, Mitsubishi Electric, AutoCAD, Dorken Delta, Lumen Pulse, Trimble Navigation, Unreal Engine CopyHouses•Springfield, United States Year:  Houses 2017 Grant Williams “COPY” Save this picture!© Aaron Kimberlin+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949633/case-study-residence-arkifex-studio Clipboardlast_img read more

Recycled old mobile phones to help DEC tsunami appeal

first_imgRecycled old mobile phones to help DEC tsunami appeal Tagged with: Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Recycling company Eurosource has set up an appeal to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Tsunami Earthquake Appeal by recycling old mobile phones and printer cartridges. Eurosource, which specialises in running charity recycling appeals, will swap old mobiles and printer cartridges for cash which will go straight to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). Eurosource has raised almost £1.5 million since it launched in 1999. Its charity partners include Marie Curie Cancer Care, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and the Royal National Institute of the Blind. Advertisement Different mobiles and cartridges are worth different sums of money depending on various factors, like model, age and condition. Eurosource’s website explains which mobiles and cartridges can be recycled, and how much will be given to the DEC for each one.Donated items can be sent to Eurosource in a freepost bag, available by calling Eurosource.center_img 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. Howard Lake | 10 January 2005 | News  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Radio station threatened by Maoists

first_img June 8, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Nepal News News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Help by sharing this information May 17, 2019 Find out more April 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio station threatened by Maoists Organisation May 29, 2019 Find out more to go furthercenter_img Receive email alerts Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific News NepalAsia – Pacific Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story News Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the threats made against Radio Parbat, the only community radio station in the western district of Parbat. The station suspended broadcasting on 22 April for an indefinite period.The radio station’s staff said members of the ruling Maoist party had threatened to set off a bomb at the station. After the Maoists staged a demonstration outside, a group of youths vandalised the main entrance and warned of “serious consequences.” “They telephoned us and threatened to bomb our office if we did not stop broadcasting,” said Tulasi Ram Sharma of Rural Awareness Society, which runs the station.The Maoists had reportedly accused the station of firing employees without paying their salaries. However, the senior Maoist party official in the district denied that the party had threatened the station.Yagya Raj Thapa, the correspondent of Radio Nepal and Nepal Samacharpatra in the central district of Dailekh, was meanwhile attacked by an inebriated police officer, Shanker Thapa, on 25 April. He was gathering information about the inauguration of a road when the policeman threatened to kill him. RSF_en last_img read more