Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya operating domestic, regional and international flights to destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The company was founded in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways and was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 after which it was privatised. Kenya Airways is a public-private partnership where the largest shareholder is the government of Kenya (48.9%). Kenya Airways wholly-owns Jambojet, a low-cost carrier which was created in 2013; and African Cargo Handling Limited. Companies partly owned by Kenya Airways include Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited (51%) which handles perishable goods cargo; and Precision Air (41.23%) which is a Tanzanian carrier operation. Kenya Airways head office is in Nairobi, Kenya with its main operations based in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Forget a Cash ISA. I’d buy these 4%+ yielding FTSE 100 stocks to make a passive income

first_img With it being difficult to obtain an income return above 1.5% in a Cash ISA, buying FTSE 100 dividend shares could be a better means of obtaining a passive income.In many cases, large-cap shares offer 4%+ dividend yields even after they have experienced a bull market in the past decade. As such, they may offer good value for money, which makes them attractive at a time when the prospects for the world economy continue to be bright.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…With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 income shares that could be worth buying today. They appear to offer impressive income prospects that could boost your passive income in the long run.BAEThe outlook for defence companies such as BAE (LSE: BA) has improved over the past few years. The rising defence spending of the US means that the wider industry has enjoyed higher demand compared to the previous decade, where cutbacks were commonplace among the world’s biggest military spenders.A trend of rising spending on defence could continue over the coming years. It is expected to create an improving operating environment for BAE, which is forecast to post a rise in its bottom line of 7% in the next financial year. Since the stock trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 12.8 at the present time, it seems to offer growth at a reasonable price despite the ongoing geopolitical risks facing major customers such as Saudi Arabia.In terms of the company’s dividend, it currently yields around 4% from a payout that is covered twice by net profit. Its recent performance has been positive according to its results, with it enjoying contract wins and having a strong position in key markets. As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the company for the long term.AvivaAlso offering an impressive income outlook at the present time is FTSE 100 insurance business Aviva (LSE: AV). Its dividend yield of 7.8% is among the highest income returns currently available in the FTSE 100, while its dividend cover of 1.8 indicates that its shareholder payouts are highly affordable.Recent investor updates from Aviva have shown that the company’s performance has been mixed. However, its revised strategy focuses on making the company more efficient, reducing debt and investing in digital opportunities to enhance the customer experience. 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The Episcopal Church with a Latino face

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 The Episcopal Church with a Latino face Ethnic Ministries, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events [Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] Numbers don’t lie. According to the U.S. Census Bureau 2010 more than half of the population growth in the country is Latino.The Hispanic population grew 43 percent between 2000 and 2010. The Episcopal community in the U.S. is becoming more “Latina” by leaps and bounds, and it is growing from within, with many of its younger members being first-generation Americans.For Carlos de la Torre, this story is personal: this young seminarian immigrated to the U.S. when he was five years old. Today, he feels just as easy with the Peruvian culture of his parents and the culture of the country that opened the doors for them. “There is not a “typical Latino,” he says, “but in general [he or she] is someone who works hard, appreciates diversity and puts it to action.” The church is changing , he adds — there is no choice, “but the change is something good.”The Episcopal Church is assimilating the cultural heritage of its members, from liturgy to the development of ministries for the present and the future.The Rev. Canon Simon Bautista, diocesan missionary for Latino ministries in Washington, D.C., explains that he sees an example with his own children. “The older ones … one can tell that they have that mix … their Latino heritage and being born and raised in the U.S. On one hand they celebrate all things important for U.S. Latinos and they celebrate with just as much passion things related to their culture and the fact that they are Americans.”A new way of being EpiscopalianFor the Rev. Daniel Velez/Rivera, interim rector of the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Baltimore, Maryland, the reality is quite similar. “The church is integrating … is like intertwining the Latino community with the English-speaking community, forming a single church — diverse, yet under a single roof.”With the Latino population in the U.S. growing four times faster than any other demographic segment, it is not a surprise that the emerging population, inside and out of the Episcopal environment, celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and parades — as a prelude for “Sancocho, tamales and, of course, apple pie.–Cesar Cardoza is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. 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Falls Church Episcopal celebrates past, looks to future

first_img Comments are closed. By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 15, 2013 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Mary Frances Schjonberg says: Tags Property Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL May 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm We can all rejoice the legitimate congregation is back in its historic church and has a fine, new rector who understands the mission of the Church to bring good news and act on it always come first. I predict continued growth and exciting new beginnings for this important Virginia parish. Rector Shreveport, LA Falls Church Episcopal celebrates past, looks to future Episcopal congregation may still face at least one more legal hurdle The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Falls Church Episcopal plans to gather in its historic building May 15 to install its new rector and honor its members and ministries of the past, present and future.Photo: Falls Church Episcopal[Episcopal News Service] When the members of The Falls Church Episcopal formally install their new rector and celebrate their ministry together May 15, it will be just more than a year since they first returned to their historic building, nine months since their rector joined them and five days ahead of what they had hoped would be the last deadline in the parish’s nearly seven-year-old property dispute.“It will be a night where we give gratitude for the past and we express our excitement about the present and the future [and] the great things that God is doing here,” said the Rev. John Ohmer, Falls Church rector, in an interview.Diocese of Virginia Bishop Shannon Johnston, who will lead the service, told Episcopal News Service that the celebration and renewal of ministries “holds tremendous significance” for the congregation.“After returning to their home parish a year ago, the members and leadership of this congregation have invested tremendous energy in their mission and ministry as a congregation. At this service, we will come together to celebrate that renewal and commitment to a very promising future,” he said. “That we can do so in this historic setting, home to so many generations of Episcopalians, is most fitting.”The Rev. John Ohmer, shown here with supplies meant for a homeless ministry, says he felt called to join the congregation because it “really had a compelling vision for what the Episcopal Church could be again in Falls Church.” Photo: Falls Church EpiscopalJohnston said Ohmer “brings remarkable vision and spirit” to The Falls Church. Ohmer, the Rev. Cathy Tibbetts, vicar, and the lay leadership of the congregation “are working together to ensure that The Falls Church continues to grow and thrive in its service to Christ,” he added.Falls Church Episcopal has been moving into its future ever since members of the historic parish in suburban Washington, D.C., voted overwhelmingly in December 2006 to leave the Diocese of Virginia and the Episcopal Church in a theological dispute. Those who decided to leave in fact stayed in the Falls Church property and refused to return it to the diocese.Only 27 of the nearly 2,800 members remained united with the Episcopal Church after the vote. They began meeting in a living room and elected a vestry. Then-Virginia Bishop Peter Lee assigned clergy to the group and soon Falls Church Presbyterian across the street from Episcopal Church property offered them worship space in their loft. The group soon outgrew the loft and moved twice to larger Presbyterian spaces.“The Presbyterians were absolutely amazing,” said parishioner Matt Rhodes. “We’re still involved with the shared ministry they do with the homeless.”The average Sunday attendance soon grew to between 80 and 100, and from the beginning, Ohmer said, the Episcopalians “really had a compelling vision for what the Episcopal Church could be again in Falls Church.”He added that he doubted that any of them expected to spend nearly seven years in a legal dispute over the church property that eventually went to the state Supreme Court. The Falls Church was one of 11 congregations in the diocese in which a majority of members voted to disaffiliate from the diocese and the Episcopal Church. Over the years, all but Falls Church Anglican had settled their property conflicts with the diocese and the church after judicial decisions in favor of the diocese and the church.After a Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge ordered Falls Church Anglican in March 2012 to return the parish property to the diocese, the Anglicans only agreed to allow the Episcopalians to return to the parish building to celebrate Easter (April 8, 2012).However, the Anglican congregation soon thereafter appealed to the state Supreme Court and in the meantime asked the Circuit Court to prevent the Episcopalians from returning again until the high court ruled. The Circuit Court refused and the Falls Church Episcopalians returned to their property on May 15, 2012.On April 18 of this year, the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court ruling returning The Falls Church property to the Episcopalians.The Rev. John Yates, Falls Church Anglican’s rector, told that congregation April 28 that the Supreme Court ruling was an “overwhelming rejection of our arguments” and “reduces our legal options drastically.”“Unless we can discern that there are further means of appeal which make good sense, then we can say that it is clear – we will not be returning to our old property” or recovering little of the funds that are part of the dispute, he wrote.And in his weekly message for the week of May 19, available on the Anglican congregation’s website May 15, Yates said: “We have received further confirmation that the courts are not likely to reverse last year’s ruling.” He explained why the congregation’s leaders are “willing to lose our property and move ahead into an uncertain, unclear future.”Still, Falls Church Anglican has until May 20 to ask the Supreme Court for a rehearing on its decision and a May 10 letter from the congregation’s two wardens and vestry indicated that the church will ask that court to reconsider its ruling. The Anglican congregation’s lawyers told the vestry that the Supreme Court based its ruling “on an argument that had never, in seven years of court proceedings, been presented by the other side” and that they had not been able to address, according to the letter. Thus, the vestry said it will be “filing a short [rehearing] petition with the court in a few days” as it continues its search for a permanent home.“It was, of course, our hope that they would have decided that it was time to close this long legal chapter, and focus all their finances and energies, and allow us to focus all of our energies, on our ministries,” Ohmer told ENS.Ohmer said that one of his frustrations is how the long legal process has “falsely convinced” some people that Anglicans and Episcopalians are meant to square off against each other “when in fact where we should all be marshaling our energies is in battling the common enemy we both share: that of rampant consumerism in our culture, and a general sense of meaninglessness, hopelessness, loneliness, and purposelessness.”“Those are some of the common enemies that both ‘sides’ have,” he said, “to which the Gospel is an alternative, and I am eager to live into the day where they’re able to focus 100 percent of their energies and we are able to focus 100 percent of our energies and resources on our ministries, which are after all the same ministries.”Ohmer said he spent 13 years as rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg, Virginia, throwing away any parish profile that came his way, he said, until he saw the one from The Falls Church Episcopal.“There was something about this lovely, hardworking, patient group of people,” he said. “It’s a compelling story of people who really believe in themselves as a faith community that is loyal to the Episcopal Church, loyal to the Gospel and wants to be good news to the community. They’ve been through a really tough time, exiled from their own property for six, almost seven years.”Rhodes and his family felt the same way. When the Rev. Michael Pipkin, who was priest-in-charge early after the split, needed back surgery, a priest from the Rhodes’ parish, Christ Church in Alexandria, was among the clergy who covered for him. Rhodes, who lives a mile from The Falls Church, said his family decided to attended one Sunday in 2008 to give the priest some familiar faces in the congregation.“We never left,” he said.“There’s a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of energy, a lot of growth” that Rhodes said comes from being back in the Falls Church property and the sense of looking outward from the church and into the future that Ohmer brought to the parish.The congregation is discerning how best to be the good news to the community of Falls Church that Ohmer describes, both through outreach ministries such as the homeless ministry with the Presbyterians and through greater use of the church’s buildings. The church opened its doors to support groups, an English as a Second Language class and civic groups looking for meeting and banquet space.In one case, a predominantly African-American congregation that needed a place to mark its first anniversary contacted Falls Church Episcopal and wound up celebrating in its sanctuary. Ohmer said that during the course of planning, they learned that the congregation’s senior pastor had no office and was running the church out of her car and a local Starbucks. She now rents space at Falls Church Episcopal for a minimal cost, he said.Ohmer said they are showing that the slogan “The Episcopal Church welcomes you” is “true about the faith community and it’s true about the buildings and grounds.”“We have a goal that a large percentage of the property is used a large percentage of the time by the wider community,” he said.The growth in congregants — between 180 and 220 people now attend on an average Sunday — has included former members who “left when they saw what was coming in terms of the split” as well as people who have never been part of Falls Church, people new to the area and other Episcopalians “who came to see what we were all about,” Rhodes said. The Sunday school and youth group are growing as young families join, he added.On May 15, the parish will officially welcome the latest group of between 30 and 40 newcomers, Ohmer said, calling them “a very strong outward and visible sign of the new energy and life going on here.”And, while Falls Church Episcopal has been growing and looking outward, and dealing with the protracted legal issues, the parish has had to deal with the aftermath of the split on another more personal level. Families were and still are divided by the decisions of 2006, Ohmer said. In some cases one spouse might attend Falls Church Anglican while the other worships at Falls Church Episcopal.When pastoral concerns arise in those families, Ohmer said, “those kinds of differences simply go away when it comes to pastoral care; we take care of one another’s families.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Zachary Brooks says: The Rev. Fred Fenton says: David Yarbrough says: May 19, 2013 at 5:46 pm Dear Friend in Christ,Do you believe the 39 Articles of Religion are what Christ Jesus requires of us or are they the doctrinal requirements of quite fallible men seeking common ground in faith? Do you believe that in making fuller use of facilities that they are somehow profaned or that their fuller use is driven by a particular theology which differs from your own? While the poor may always be with us, perhaps we should consider that we are all impoverished, each in our own way, and that our particular poverties are mitigated by Christ through the Holy Spirit working among us and with us in many holy mundane ways. It is possible that as much as some among us have material and physical needs to be met, others of us have a need to serve and to nurture and to make better use of our grace-given gifts: it is in a joyful giving of thanks to God through our sharing of needs and gifts that our poverties are mitigated and we come to see that the Bread of Heaven continues to give eternal life….thoughts? Richard Angelo says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Dustin Henderson says: Comments (11) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Marc Kivel says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Bull Sullivan says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Collierville, TN 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books May 16, 2013 at 10:40 am How disingenuous, David. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service May 11, 2015 at 12:07 am If that is your stance, and in the US it is necessary to forego the plain teachings of the Bible to be Anglican, as the definition of Anglican is reduced to mere communion with Canterbury, count me out. I will follow Jesus no matter where he leads. I will follow him in the historical Anglican Way, from which TEC’s leadership has departed. TEC is out of communion with the majority of the world’s 80 million Anglicans. TEC leadership is Anglican in name only, not in doctrine. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC May 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm State law varies, of course, from state to state. Claiming that TEC was “right” in suing for the property, when FEWER THAN ONE PERCENT of the congregation wished to remain with TEC doesn’t make it right, or universally legal, and certainly not Christian. Here in Texas, the matter of TEC vs. the Diocese of Fort Worth has been argued before the Texas Supreme Court. The decision is pending. I think the true Diocese of Fort Worth (ACNA) will win. A most telling argument was raised by one of the justices. He said, “To whom would I go if I wanted to buy the property?” All the deeds are held by Bishop Iker. The General Convention holds no deeds.Incidentally, Bishop Iker did the Christian thing. For those few churches who wished to remain TEC, he gave them the deeds. “Go in peace.” Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Mark McDonald says: Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ May 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm The correct figures during the time in the Presbyterian space were 80 to 100. Apologies for the typographical error. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Mark McDonald says: May 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm Falls Church Episcopal Liberated by Virginia Supreme Court Decision“It’s a compelling story of people who really believe in themselves as a faith community that is loyal to the Episcopal Church, loyal to the Gospel and wants to be good news to the community.”The Rev. John Ohmer, Rector, Falls Church EpiscopalI am in perfect agreement that the church property rightfully belongs to ECUSA. We are, after all, a Nation of Laws, many of which, including the lawful principles of the Founding Documents, were written by Anglicans, who were after all, a substantial majority of signers of those documents. Those who remain faithful to the heritage and doctrine of the Articles of Religion, the Lambeth Quadrilateral, and the 1928 BCP Catechism must surrender their attachment to the historic buildings, often constructed and maintained by their family’s generous tithes, and seek to build new tabernacles of worship.And in that statement is my point. The Reverend Ohmer, in his elocution of hierarchy rightly places the “community” and the “Episcopal Church” ahead of the Gospel, even equivocating “loyalty” with “belief and obedience” to God’s Holy Word. In Reverend Ohmer’s theology, the Church exists as a kind of sectarian community center, a place where social justice is meted out in boxes of clothing, hot meals, job counseling, friendship and heart-felt advice, all dictated by the métier of “The Gospel of Jesus Christ as a Social Psychologist” and tinged about the edges with the more palatable tenets of Gutierrez’s and Boff’s Liberation Theology.Hardy the stuff of our Anglican Founding Fathers, more like the plaintive wails of immigrant EuroAmericans, or the Papist rants of late nineteenth century Roman Catholic social reformers. And I might add, all to the good, for we are commanded to care for the widow, the orphan, the prisoner, even to the oath we must affirm of loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. As I read Reverend Ohmer’s words, however, I hear the vocabulary of a progressive reformer, the compassion of the neighborhood organizer, and the diction of the educated social scientist. I do not hear the call to salvation, the truth told of human weakness and sin, the need to repent and most importantly the clear and unambiguous assertion that “We are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ by Faith, and not by our own works or deservings.” Falls Church Episcopal may now officially join the ranks of Toynbee Hall, Hull House and the thousands of other such institutions which have failed, and continue to fail to relieve, let alone eradicate, poverty, pain, depression and despair. They have however made thousands of educated, progressive and guilt ridden “middle class” men and women volunteers feel good, needed and necessary, if not sufficient, and perpetuated the “Idol” doctrine of humanism as a means to an end. And of the priests and ministers who promulgate such uses of the tabernacles of worship in the pursuit of good? Let it be said, were there no God, they would be the heroes of us all. But, as there is a God, only one God; our God, shouldn’t salvation be the goal? Do the humble and meek need to feed, clothed and counseled to be saved? Don’t the scriptures suggest otherwise? Justice and the Law have been served. The way of the world triumphs. Get over it, Anglicans. Find a place to pray, and do so. You lost this tabernacle as the chosen people lost the Temple, you didn’t faithfully obey God. At least, you are not lead into apostasy, your flesh is not torn from you by wolves like sheep set upon without a shepherd. Pray not for your ancestor’s building, but for those who prevailed, those who now occupy it. Absolom, oh Absolom! + + + May 16, 2013 at 6:58 am Congratulations and blessings to Falls Church Episcopal! Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ May 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm The article is confusing in that it asserts that ASA was over 800 when the remnant congregation was meeting in Presbyterian space, and now it’s between 180 and 220.It continues to be unfortunate that TEC refuses to work with congregations and dioceses who can no longer in good conscience be part of the Episcopal Church. An amiable parting settlement is a far more Christian response than ejection and pursuit of assets – and keeps Church resources focused on mission rather than legal fees. May 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm Hooray! The Episcopal Church gets the vineyards it did not plant! TEC only has the property and the money because the parishioners gave it before the church became wacko liberal and decided to preach a unitarian universalist theology. While the courts sided with TEC, but in all reality TEC is guilty of theft by deception.Lesson learned. Never trust wolves in sheep’s clothing. Never give money unrestricted to the church. Always make it conditional on the church never adopting policies that violate the clear teachings of scripture, such as electing bishops that do not meet the Titus standards, or taking a pro choice or pro gay marriage position. Whenever possible, never GIVE things to the church. LOAN them so they always remain the personal property of the parishioners.Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Grant Carson says: June 11, 2013 at 9:50 am Why does the writer of this article, presumably someone who is familiar with Anglican polity, keep referring to the Episcopalians and the Anglicans as if they were two different and oppositional things. The Episcopalians are the Anglicans. Those who left have removed themselves from the Anglican Communion, plain and simple and aren’t in any substantial way still Anglicans. I would expect a local paper to be free and loose with the nomenclature but not an official Anglican publication like this. Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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Student Volunteering – a short history

first_img A film looking at the rich history of student volunteering. Using archival footage and animated sequences this short film travels through a century of volunteering activities in UK’s universities and colleges.The film was commissioned by Student Hubs and the Institute for Volunteering Research to illustrate a historical topic in an engaging and humorous way. Howard Lake | 6 May 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  40 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  39 total views,  1 views today 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 Student Volunteering – a short history Tagged with: Volunteeringlast_img read more

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From food to fashion: 9 products supporting charity

first_imgDuerr’s marmalade & FareShareMarmalade manufacturer Duerr’s has teamed up with FareShare. Manchester-based Duerr’s has set a target to donate one million breakfast portions via FareShare in its You Buy, We Donate campaign. For every jar of Thick Cut or Fine Cut marmalade sold, Duerr’s will donate a single serve breakfast portion. FareShare will deliver Duerr’s contributions to its regional centres nationwide. Duerr’s has updated its labelling and on shelf packaging in support of the campaign, featuring the FareShare logo and You Buy, We Donate message. The new jars are now in Sainsbury’s and Morrisons stores. And three more: Another quickfire round of products that support a charity by raising funds – or in two cases, planting trees – from vitamins to watches.FIGHT supplements & FareShareA partnership has launched between FareShare, and new supplements brand, FIGHT, which together aim to tackle food hunger and under-nutrition in the UK. The partnership is the first of its kind for FareShare, as FIGHT becomes its first vitamins and supplements partner in over 25 years.  Throughout the duration of the partnership, FIGHT will be supporting FareShare’s work by making a donation to the charity every time a bottle of supplements is bought. FIGHT has made an initial commitment to donate at least 100,000 meals to FareShare in its first year. The Word Forest Organisation​ has teamed up with famous names from across the globe to launch a range of ethical t-shirts. The environmentally-inspired designers and other supporters of the campaign include children’s animated character, ​Mr Benn​, founder of ​Ecotricity​ Dale Vince​, actors ​Kate Winslet, Richard Coyle​, ​Stefan Dennis​, ​Clare Bowen​, designer ​John Rocha​, TV weather presenter and meteorologist ​Clare Nasir​, ​Sonnaz Nooranvary from BBC’s The Repair Shop, Private Eye cartoonist ​Tony Husband​, Marc Riley Radio 6 DJ, Pete Turner From Elbow and Jimi Goodwin from The Doves.  The range is available from ​The Word Forest Organisation’s Ethical Charity Shop​. The charity will plant a fast growing tree in Kenya for every one sold. The UK-based garment producer, ​Teemill​ also planted a tree for every sale made between 27-30 November. ClassBento & Dementia UKAustralia’s ClassBento has landed on UK shores. ClassBento connects anyone looking to try new experiences with Australian and UK based artisans, creators and foodies through online classes and craft boxes. All live stream classes with kits delivered to the door can be booked on ClassBento.co.uk. A donation goes to Dementia UK with every class booking. Tagged with: fundraising products Advertisement Getbuzzing bars & Thames Valley Air AmbulanceBeaconsfield based healthy snack bar company, getbuzzing, has raised £4,500 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance through a 1p donation from every bar sold. The packaging of the bars, available from Amazon and Waitrose, features the charity‘s logo. In addition to donating a portion of snack bar sales to Thames Valley Air Ambulance, founder Kate and her husband, Eion, were part of a relay team who swam across the English Channel on 14 September in 12 hours 22 minutes raising over £1800 for the charity personally. Melanie May | 4 December 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 From food to fashion: 9 products supporting charity The Word Forest Organisation t-shirts CuleM Watches & Rainforest TrustCuleM Watches, which produces Swiss made, automatic GMT watches, has launched a pledge to set a new sustainable standard for the luxury watch industry. From now on, at least 3% of sales will be donated to conservation and humanitarian causes. Through new partnerships with Rainforest Trust and Ecologi, CuleM has protected 65 acres of tropical rainforest and planted 10,000 trees to create a CuleM Forest. For every watch sold, the team will expand the CuleM Forest by planting 100 more trees. It will also preserve over six additional acres of existing rainforest. The team will also donate a percentage of total sales to ActionAid. Finally, CuleM’s Watches has designed its packaging to be 100% plastic free. It is also working to offset its CO2 footprint by investing in international sustainability projects such as wind energy in India and preserving prime Brazilian rainforest with Ecologi.  274 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Serbia: RSF appalled by radio journalist’s murder

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns local radio journalist Luka Popov’s murder yesterday in northern Serbia and calls on the authorities to do everything possible to identify the person or persons responsible and bring them to justice. The body of Popov, who worked for two local radio stations in the northern towns Čoka and Novi Knezevac, was found today in his home in the nearby village of Srpski Krstur. Witnesses said he appeared to have been tortured.Although the police have yet to confirm the victim’s identity, the two main Serbian journalists’ organizations said it was Popov and that he had sustained significant visible injuries. The police have begun an investigation and are to conduct an autopsy tomorrow.“We condemn this barbaric murder and urge the authorities to conduct an independent, impartial and thorough investigation so that it does not go unpunished,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s Europe-Balkans desk.Serbia is ranked 59th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en News Police officers in front of Luka Popov’s home / Copyright B92 Follow the news on Serbia SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Violence Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors? Receive email alerts to go further News News SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Violence Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says July 2, 2020 Find out more June 17, 2016 – Updated on June 20, 2016 Serbia: RSF appalled by radio journalist’s murder News June 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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How the CARES Act May Impact Mortgage Servicers

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / How the CARES Act May Impact Mortgage Servicers  Print This Post Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Last week, President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus package which will, among other things, allow homeowners hurt by the COVID-19 crisis to postpone mortgage payments for up to 12 months. Despite the efforts made by regulators and lawmakers, however, many in the industry believe that the stimulus may end up hurting the mortgage industry.According to CNN, analysts believe the Fed will step in soon, as after granting homeowners forbearance, servicers are still on the hook with investors to continue paying principal and interest on the mortgages, leading to servicers lacking the cash necessary to cover missed payments.”It would be complete contagion. It would turn into a housing crisis,” Jay Bray, CEO of Mr. Cooper, told CNN Business.Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist, Lending Tree, said the payments to Americans will be kept to help people meeting financial obligations, especially the more than 3 million who filed for unemployment.“There is a big risk to our servicers from borrowers not sending in payments as they would still need to meet their obligations to investors,” Kapfidze said. “This is especially acute for non-bank lenders who do not have sufficient reserves in place. It was disappointing that the bill did not directly address this risk.”To address these concerns, and to introduce ways to mitigate the unintended consequences of moratoriums, the National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA), a nonpartisan organization driven by senior executive representation from the nation’s leading mortgage servicing organizations, announced a proposal to ensure that the up to $100 billion in liquidity necessary to provide payment relief for up to 12 million Ginnie Mae homeowners is secured.The NMSA released a proposal outlining their recommended steps in the light of some of these announced governmental programs.NMSA’s proposal outlines how Ginnie Mae programs, which include residential mortgage loans guaranteed by FHA, VA, and USDA, play a crucial role in the housing market by serving low-to-moderate income, communities of color, first-time homebuyers, and rural and veteran mortgage borrowers who typically do not qualify for conforming or bank loans and may be especially vulnerable during periods of economic stress, including the present COVID-19 pandemic.To assist with liquidity issues, Ginnie Mae has launcheda Pass-Through Assistance Program (PTAP). Lenders with a P&I shortfall may request Ginnie Mae advance the difference between available funds and the scheduled payment to investors.“This PTAP will be effective immediately upon publication of the APM for Single Family program issuers, with corresponding changes made to Ginnie Mae’s MBS Guide in due course,” a release says. “We anticipate publishing PTAP terms for HMBS (reverse mortgage) and Multifamily issuers shortly thereafter.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-03-30 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 30, 2020 2,217 Views Share 2Save How the CARES Act May Impact Mortgage Servicers Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: FHFA Director Discusses Housing Recovery Next: Local Governments Responding to Increased Default Risk Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

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Low Foreclosure Rates May Obscure ‘Market Reality’

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 11, 2021 1,944 Views Previous: Millennial and Gen Z Savings Priorities Next: Decreased Delinquencies Only Tell ‘Part of the Story’  Print This Post Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 2021-02-11 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Veronica Bradley Low Foreclosure Rates May Obscure ‘Market Reality’ Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Low Foreclosure Rates May Obscure ‘Market Reality’ Veronica Bradley has covered the consumer packaged goods industry, the tech industry, the healthcare industry, and a few other industries that impact people’s daily lives. When she isn’t researching and writing, she moonlights as an amateur accountant and bookkeeper for a small family brewpub, because unlike most writers, she isn’t afraid of numbers. Low numbers are attributed to CARES Act protections, but some states have reported an increase in foreclosure starts.Foreclosure activity is down—way down—but market perception isn’t market reality given the factors that currently prevent completed foreclosures (REOs), according to the January 2021 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report from ATTOM Data Solutions.At the time of the report, default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions—all types of foreclosure filings—were down 11% from December 2020 and down 80% from January 2020.One of the major reasons foreclosure numbers are low is the continuation of the CARES Act mortgage forbearance program and the moratorium on government-backed loans.”January foreclosure activity declined at least in part due to the Biden Administration’s decision to continue the foreclosure moratorium on government-backed loans through the end of March,” said Rick Sharga, RealtyTrac EVP. “The moratorium and CARES Act mortgage forbearance program have effectively prevented millions of seriously delinquent loans from entering the foreclosure process. But it’s important to remember that the number of foreclosures we’re seeing right now doesn’t reflect market reality—and that’s something we’ll need to deal with once these government programs expire.”Foreclosure completions are also on the decline. In January 2021, REOs were down 28% from the previous month. And compared to the previous January, REOs dropped 83%, which continued a 13-year trend of declining annual REOs.Looking at the 220 metropolitan statistical areas with at least 200,000 people and at least 100 foreclosure starts in January 2021, double-digit annual declined were reported in Chicago (down 87%); New York (down 85%); Los Angeles (down 80%); Dallas (down 77%); and Houston (down 69%).Of course, not every city or state saw a decline. Washington, Virginia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Ohio all countered the national trend with increases in foreclosure starts. Seventeen states in total reported increases.Read the report by ATTOM Data Solutions for more information. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Force turns to agency to widen appeal to recruits

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. TheArmy in Scotland has contracted a Glasgow-based agency to advertise for morethan 2,000 potential recruits for military careers from 1 April.ConsultancySearch was chosen for the one-year pilot which, if successful, will be extendedthroughout the UK. It will work with the Army recruitment group to “widenthe appeal of the Army as a career option”, according to a spokesman forSearch. Hesaid, “Young people now have a much greater number of options when theyleave school and this pilot is about ensuring they understand and know aboutthe diverse variety of options which are enclosed within an Army career.”Scotlandproduces a disproportionate number of soldiers ñ 12.5 per cent of the totalArmy personnel out of a population that makes up 7.8 per cent of the UK total ñand the aim is to show individuals that the Army is about more than marchingand drilling.ColWayne Harbour, from the Army Recruiting Group, said, “There is aconsiderable degree of ignorance about the Army as a career and utilising anoutside agency is about ensuring that we get the best young people available. “Weare hoping that recruitment costs can be reduced, but this is not just aboutthe process being cheaper. It is about being better.” TheArmy declined to discuss the value of the contract, although it is understoodto be “seven figures”. TheSearch spokesman said, “We will be encouraging people to think in terms ofthe Army as a career which offers you education and experience.”ByColin Wright Force turns to agency to widen appeal to recruitsOn 6 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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