PPL to pay £3.5bn for E.ON arm

first_img whatsapp PPL to pay £3.5bn for E.ON arm Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 2 March 2011 8:00 pm Share KCS-content whatsapp US POWER firm PPL is buying German utility E.ON’s UK power networks for £3.5bn in cash to create one of the largest electricity distributors in the country, the firm announced yesterday. PPL, which beat a rival bid from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing according to people familiar with the matter, also plans to assume £500m of debt.The deal, expected to close in early April, is set to create the largest network of electricity delivery companies in Britain in terms of regulated asset value, at a combined $7.8bn (£4.78bn), PPL said in a statement.The E.ON business, called Central Networks, is the UK’s second-largest electricity distributor and delivers power to over 5m customers. It would add to PPL’s existing pool of 2.6m customers in south west England and Wales.E.ON chief executive Johannes Teyssen said: “[A]fter nine years of full ownership, the business offers E.ON limited value enhancement opportunities and, due to the strict regulation, there is no possibility to leverage synergies with other E.ON businesses in the UK.”The sale is an important milestone for E.ON, which is selling assets worth more than €15bn (£12.7bn) by the end of 2013 in order to pay down its debt pile. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Quickspin co-founder steps down

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Strategy Strategy Quickspin co-founder Joachim Timmermans has announced his departure from the Swedish games studio.Timmermans, who has served as the Playtech-owned slot developer’s chief product officer since it was established in September 2011, explained that he felt it was time to move on from the business.He said: “The company is doing great, we’re growing healthily in both revenues and people,” he explained on LinkedIn. “Thanks to all the operators who believed in us and supported us over the years and thanks to all the players that have enjoyed our games.”Timmermans co-founded Quickspin with Daniel Lindberg and Mats Westerlund in September 2011, shortly after stepping down from his role as head of casino and games at Unibet.In addition to his role at Quickspin, Timmermans served as a senior advisor to social casino company Plumbee from September 2011 until February 2016, when it was acquired by GSN Games. In his LinkedIn post, Timmermans praised Plumbee for supporting Quickspin in its infancy.Timmermans also paid tribute to Quickspin’s partnership with Relax Gaming. He described the relationship as a milestone in the company’s history, saying that Quickspin required a platform and Relax needed customers, thus making them the perfect match.Lindberg, CEO of Quickspin, told iGamingBusiness.com: “After co-founding the company almost nine years ago and serving as CPO for the last seven, Joachim has earned himself some very well-deserved time off. We look forward to announcing his successor in due course and wish him the very best.”Quickspin is a subsidiary of Playtech, having been acquired by the gambling solutions giant in a deal worth up to €50m in May 2016.Last month, Quickspin revealed it was to become one of the first game providers to supply its content to licensed operators in the re-regulated Swedish market, which launched on January 1.In addition, the company recently agreed a deal with The Stars Group to launch content in Italy for the first time, via the PokerStars brand. Email Address Quickspin co-founder steps downcenter_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Joachim Timmermans co-founded Playtech-owned slot studio with Daniel Lindberg and Mats Westerlund Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 3rd January 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

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LPL 2020 Finals: Jaffna Stallions beat Galle Gladiators by 53 runs,…

first_imgThisara Perera1015015.00 LPL 2020 Finals: Jaffna Stallions beat Galle Gladiators by 53 runs, crowned Lanka Premier League champions Total135/9 (20) Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Wanindu Hasaranga401814.50 LPL 2020 – Jaffna Stallions crowned LPL champions : Jaffna Stallions has won the Lanka Premier League title after beating Galle Gladiators by 53 runs in an one sided final match. After batting first Stallions gave Gladiators a very stiff 189 runs target. Gladiators were never in the chase after losing 3 quick wickets in first 3 overs and finally ended up losing the championship match by 53 runs.Gladiators could only score 135/9. BatsmenRB4S6SSR W Hasaranga6-17518.6 Shoaib Malik301324.33 Yet To BatS Lakmal, D Olivier, Usman Shinwari Total188/6 (20) Previous articlePremier League : Liverpool on top of Premier League points table after defeating Spurs 2-1Next articleInd vs Aus 1st Test: When Kohli met Smith for a fascinating chat ahead of Adelaide clash; Watch Video Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Nuwan Thushara403909.75 BOWLINGOMRWECON Mohammad Amirc D de Silva b W Hasaranga01000.00 Suranga Lakmal301214.00 Extra5 (b 0, w 5, nb 0, lb 0) Fall Of WicketsFOWOver Shehan Jayasuriyac S Malik b Usman Shinwari15250160.00 Football Thisara Perera (C)Not out391452278.57 TAGSLIVENow to stream LPL Semi-final for freeLPL 2020 Semi-final LiveLPL 2020 Semi-final Live Streaming for freeLPL semi-final 2020 Live Streaming in India SHARE Danushka Gunathilakarunout (T Perera)120050.00 Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Dhananjaya Lakshan403639.00 Sahan Arachchigec W Hasaranga b S Malik17182094.44 S Malik5-15917.5 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL CricketLankan Premier LeagueSportSport News BatsmenRB4S6SSR Playing XI for today’s matchGalle Gladiators XI: Danushka Gunathilaka, Ahsan Ali, Hazratullah Zazai, Azam Khan (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (capt), Sahan Arachchige, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Mohammad Amir, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Thushara.Jaffna Stallions XI: Avishka Fernando, Johnson Charles (wk), Charith Asalanka, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera (capt), Chaturanga de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Usman Shinwari, Duanne Olivier. Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Ahsan Alic Johnson Charles b S Lakmal6610100.00 Mohammad Amir403619.00 Nuwan ThusharaNot out00000.00 Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Usman Shinwari2020210.00 Facebook Twitter Avishka Fernandoc S Jayasuriya b SSD Arachchige272312117.39 By Kunal Dhyani – December 17, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Johnson Charles1-434.4 Dhananjaya de Silvac S Jayasuriya b D Lakshan332022165.00 WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start- Tea Break; NZ 36/0 (21 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Charith Asalankac D Gunathilaka b L Sandakan10920111.11 BOWLINGOMRWECON WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Dhananjaya de Silva403117.75 Johnson Charles (WK)c D Gunathilaka b D Lakshan261560173.33 Shoaib Malikc Hazratullah Zazai b D Lakshan463531131.43 Chaturanga de Silva10101.00 Dhananjaya Lakshanc Johnson Charles b Usman Shinwari9920100.00 Bhanuka Rajapaksa (C)c Usman Shinwari b S Malik401734235.29 Sahan Arachchige403619.00 Lakshan Sandakan4041110.25 Football Extra2 (b 0, w 1, nb 1, lb 0) Lakshan SandakanNot out9240037.50 Cricket Galle Gladiator Innings Cricket ATP Tour Football Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Wanindu Hasarangac SSD Arachchige b M Amir130033.33 Formula 1 Chaturanga de SilvaNot out1100100.00 Football Azam Khan (WK)c KIC Asalanka b D Olivier361714211.76 Hazratullah Zazaic A Fernando b D de Silva02000.00 Football KIC Asalanka2-667.2 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Duanne Olivier2025112.50 A Fernando3-708.4 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoEarlier Jaffna Stallions scored 188/6 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs. Thisara Perera scored  39 off just 14 balls and provided much needed momentum to Stallions innings as they ended with 188/6. Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik was the highest scorer for Stallions with 46 (35). Dhananjay DeSilva contributed with quickfire 33 from 20 balls.LPL 2020 Finals : Jaffna Stallions beat Galle Gladiators Full ScorecardJaffna Stallions beat Galle Gladiators by 53 runs. D de Silva4-13915.5last_img read more

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Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Investment Trust Limited is a privately owned investment trust company that provides services for individuals and corporate investors. The company engages in the launching and management of equity and fixed income mutual funds for its clients. NITL invests in equity and fixed income markets. National Investment Trust Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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FTSE 100: Are these the best shares to buy now for a stock market crash recovery?

first_imgFTSE 100: Are these the best shares to buy now for a stock market crash recovery? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 12th November, 2020 | More on: AV LGEN Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Alan Oscroftcenter_img After the banking crash, I reckon some in the financials sector made a mistake. They pursued an aggressive strategy of rebuilding their dividends as fast as they could. I was seeing hints of over-stretching before Covid-19 arrived. But the pandemic has brought slashed dividends across the sector. And after big share price falls, are banks and insurance firms among the best shares to buy now?The stock market crash has given the sector a great chance to get dividend strategies straight. Overstretched? Now’s the time to rebase. Forced to cut dividends in 2020? Here’s a breathing space to plan for the future. No problems with dividends? Could be a great time for companies to restate their outlook.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…One of the best shares to buy now?Aviva (LSE: AV) was hit badly by the crash, and its share price is down 27% year-to-date. Aviva cut its dividend under regulatory pressure early in the year, suspending the final 2019 dividend to leave shareholders with a yield of less than 2.5%. Oh, and guess which of the two companies I’m covering today I own? Yes, that’s right. Never mind my thoughts about the best shares to buy now, Aviva is on my list of crashing shares I already own.But later, the board approved an additional interim dividend of 6p per share. And analysts are predicting a total dividend yield for 2020 of 10%. That’s from shares on a very low forward price-to-earnings multiple of under six. Why does the market value Aviva so lowly? Investors have been fearing the costs of structural changes at the company for some time. And that posed questions about the firm’s medium-term dividend potential.But Aviva’s upbeat statements, coupled with its confidence in its dividend prospects, boosts my optimism. It would have been easy for the firm to rebase its dividend this year without too much adverse consequence. What about the best shares to buy now? That’s a personal decision, but Aviva is on my list for a possible top-up.Five-year dividend planLegal & General (LSE: LGEN) has just revealed its new dividend plan. The insurer has managed to keep a decent dividend going, and traditionally has offered one of the sector’s better yields. Crucially, in recent years the dividends have been well covered by earnings — cover in 2019 came in at a little over 1.7 times.In a trading update Thursday, the company said it still expects operating profit for the full year to be broadly in line with 2019. And that alone pushes LGEN at least halfway towards my personal list of best shares to buy.I was most impressed by the company’s new five-year ambitions. Legal & General is going to keep the 2020 dividend flat. But from next year, it intends to grow it in “low to mid-single digits“.That should beat inflation, and I like that. It means my annual dividend income should grow in real terms in the years ahead.Are these two really among the best shares to buy now? Investors have to decide that for themselves. But I think most FTSE 100 stocks will be ahead this time next year. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft owns shares of Aviva. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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7 UK shares I’m considering for my portfolio as vaccines roll out

first_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Kevin Godbold | Saturday, 23rd January, 2021 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline, ITV, and 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. Last week, Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey added his voice to the growing number of commentators voicing positive expectations for the economy. And if he’s right, it’s probably good news for UK shares.According to Reuters, Bailey said: “I really do think that we are going to see a pronounced recovery in the economy as the vaccination programme, as it is doing now, rolls out.”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…Strength in UK sharesI reckon the prospect of pronounced economic recovery makes sense of the strength we’ve been seeing in many share prices lately. The pandemic caused a sharp shock to economic activity that affected many businesses. If the shock reverses, many firms will likely see their prospects improve in the months and years ahead.Meanwhile, several themes appear to be playing out in the stock market. For example, I think many investors made a bit of a dash into shares that were depressed by the pandemic. I think that started to happen when the first Covid-19 vaccines received approval. But it’s an ongoing trend that seems to continue with every good piece of vaccine news. For example, when the number tally of those vaccinated increases.So, we are seeing UK share prices rising in affected sectors such as banking, housebuilding, travel, hospitality and others. But I reckon it’s still a strategy worth me pursuing. In fact, I’m expecting to invest in the theme for years to come. So, I’d aim to buy shares in companies such as banking giant Barclays, and insurance company Aviva. I also like the look of consulting, projects and operations solutions provider John Wood and integrated producer broadcaster ITV.Another general theme is the apparent abandonment of some steady, cash-generating companies with defensive businesses. It looks like investors might have been selling shares in some of those great companies to fund their investments in beaten-down cyclical outfits.DiversificationAt least, that’s my theory! But whatever the reason, some of my favourite defensive stocks look like better value right now than they were just a few weeks and months ago. For example, I’m keen on fast-moving consumer goods firm Unilever, water company Severn Trent, and pharmaceutical big-cap GlaxoSmithKline.But as with any strategy for investment, we can never be certain about what will actually happen. My own theories could be wrong and share prices can move lower as well as higher in the future. But all stock market investing involves an element of risk to my capital. In some ways, my acceptance of the risk is the price I have to pay before being exposed to the potential gains shares can deliver.One way of aiming to mitigate the risks from shares is to diversify my invested capital between different stocks. In that way, I can invest in several underlying businesses from different sectors and spread my risk so that I’m exposed to different factors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images center_img See all posts by Kevin Godbold Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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. 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Video: Brother Alois reflects on Taizé Red Shirt pilgrimage

first_img Rector Tampa, FL By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 28, 2013 Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Pine Ridge Taize, Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Episcopal News Service – Red Shirt Table, South Dakota] Brother Alois, abbot of the Taizé community in France, reflects on his hopes for the May 24-27 Taizé “pilgrimage of trust on earth” held on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Video: Brother Alois reflects on Taizé Red Shirt pilgrimage Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Video Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

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Executive Council reflects on events in Washington, reaffirms church’s reconciliation…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Racial Justice & Reconciliation Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Executive Council reflects on events in Washington, reaffirms church’s reconciliation work Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Executive Council, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, speak on the first day of Executive Council’s Jan. 22-25 online meeting.[Episcopal News Service] Reactions to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and this week’s inauguration of President Joe Biden dominated the opening remarks of The Episcopal Church’s presiding officers on Jan. 22, as Executive Council gathered online for the start of a four-day meeting.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, both mixed expressions of hope for the future with acknowledgments that the church has much work to do in affirming Jesus’ way of love and rejecting the divisive threat of Christian nationalism. Curry quoted Biden’s inaugural address – “‘we must end this uncivil war’” – and then connected that political imperative to the Christian call to love one’s enemy.“I believe that we who follow Jesus, who have made a commitment in baptism to follow his way of love, I believe that we have been given our marching orders, our mission, our mission from God, our mission to heal God’s lost creation, to bind up the broken, to repair the breach, to do the hard, disciplined work of love,” Curry said. “This way of love, unselfish and sacrificial, is the way to save a democracy. It is the way to save a world. It is our hope.”Jennings, speaking for about 10 minutes, recounted how some of the rioters who stormed the Capitol “declared allegiance to Jesus and the former president, sometimes conflating them” in the signs, banners and flags they carried. “The stories, signs and symbols of our faith are being put to violent use by people who want to establish a nation in which power and privilege is held exclusively by white Christians.”Five people died in the Jan. 6 Capitol siege, and former President Donald Trump now faces a trial in the Senate after the House impeached him Jan. 13 on a charge he incited the insurrection. Trump, after refusing for two months to accept his Nov. 3 loss, had urged his supporters to “show strength” and “take back our country” by opposing what he falsely claimed was a stolen election.“The use of Christianity to advance white supremacist extremism did not begin in 2016, and it did not end at noon on Wednesday,” Jennings said, referring to the hour when the presidency transferred from Trump to Biden. “This violent and exclusionary movement is on the rise in the United States. … We have a special responsibility to stand against it.”Some of her comments paralleled those of Curry, who spoke for just over 15 minutes. “Christianity has been taken hostage by narrow-minded bigotry,” Curry said. “It has been taken hostage by a way of being Christian that doesn’t look anything like Jesus.”Curry returned several times to Biden’s inaugural call for unity. If Jan. 6 was a “vision of hell,” he said, the inauguration was filled with reasons for hope. “It had nothing to do with whether a Republican or Democrat got elected, I saw some hope,” Curry said.Elected leaders from both parties came together Jan. 20 to witness the peaceful transition of power, he said. “I saw some hope,” Curry said, when the nation welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris as the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to hold that office. Curry also singled out the words of 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman, who has earned widespread praise after reading her work “The Hill We Climb.”“‘There is always light, if we are brave enough to see it, if we are brave enough to be it,’” Curry said, quoting Gorman’s poem.Executive Council, The Episcopal Church’s governing body between the triennial meetings of General Convention, typically gathers three times a year, and this meeting marks a full year’s cycle of online meetings since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last March. Council members are gathering Jan. 22-25 on Zoom, for plenary sessions and committee meetings, with the plenary sessions livestreamed on YouTube.The church’s ongoing racial reconciliation efforts continue to figure prominently on Executive Council’s agenda. After the opening remarks and a treasurer’s report from Chief Financial Officer Kurt Barnes, members broke into small groups for discussions on dismantling racism. The attack on the Capitol and law enforcement’s response to it were expected to be part of those discussions.“Many of us observed the vastly different reaction to white, mostly male insurrectionists and lamented if this were the Black Lives Matter protests, the response would have been swift and deadly,” said Jane Cisluycis, a council member from the Diocese of Northern Michigan.Cisluycis chairs the Governance and Operations Committee, which has scheduled a “discussion on a post-COVID-19 church” this weekend, among other topics on its agenda. The pandemic continues to pose uncertainty in church budgeting, but Barnes assured Executive Council that the balance sheets continue to contain mostly “good news.”Income and expenses for 2020 were mostly in line with the revised budget for the year, which included pandemic-related cuts. Investment income, meanwhile, was a bright spot, with a return of nearly 20% for the year. The church’s annual appeal topped $500,000, far exceeding its goal, part of a strong year of fundraising by the Development Office. And despite fears about how the pandemic would affect the bottom line for dioceses and congregations, nearly all paid what they had pledged in assessments to The Episcopal Church.“As I’ve sort of preached all year, we should remain calm during short-term jolts,” Barnes said, while acknowledging, “we’re still looking at economic forecasts that are uncertain.”Executive Council has 40 voting members, including the presiding bishop and House of Deputies president, as well as additional nonvoting members, such as the Episcopal Church’s finance director. Twenty of the voting members – four bishops, four priests or deacons, and 12 laypeople – are elected by General Convention to six-year terms, with half of those members elected every three years. The other 18 are elected to six-year terms by The Episcopal Church’s nine provinces, with each province sending one ordained member and one lay member.On Jan. 23, Executive Council’s plenary session will include a discussion of a report by a task force created by General Convention to study the relationship between The Episcopal Church and the Church Pension Fund.Executive Council had been scheduled at this meeting to prepare the 2022-24 triennial budget so it would be ready for consideration at the 80th General Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, but that meeting of General Convention was postponed because of the pandemic. The presiding officers, with Executive Council’s support, decided in November 2020 to push the 80th General Convention to 2022 to maintain an in-person gathering.Because of that change, Executive Council will focus this year on drafting a one-year budget for 2022 that will be approved in October 2021. Then in January 2022, it will present a two-year budget proposal, for 2023-24, which will be considered by General Convention when it meets in Baltimore.Jennings spoke of “Zoom fatigue” in her opening remarks and thanked everyone for “your continuing perseverance” in navigating this new, remote way of carrying out church business. She also celebrated one of the numerous executive actions Biden signed during his first days as president. By executive order, Biden committed the government to fully implementing a June 2020 Supreme Court decision ending workplace discrimination against LGBTQ people.Jennings and Curry were lead signers of a legal brief calling for that court ruling, along with more than 700 other faith leaders. The Trump administration never acted on the Supreme Court’s decision, Jennings said, but with Biden’s action, “LGBTQ people have been assured of the legal protections the court ordered.”“This is an enormous victory,” Jennings said. “The Episcopal Church’s witness made a difference in moving the United States closer to justice for all of God’s children.”Curry spent part of his opening remarks highlighting “From Many, One,” a campaign that the church launched this month to encourage Episcopalians to engage in thoughtful conversations with people who disagree with them. “We need to reach out to each other across our differences, across the divides. We need to reach out and bless each other as people made in the image of God, as children of God.”Jennings also spoke of the need for the country to heal after the Capitol riot, but she also offered a word of caution.“We want to believe that if we just talk across our differences or build relationships with people on the other side of the political divide, we can put this terrible nightmare behind us,” she said. “We hope and pray that it’s over now because the former president is out of office and off of Twitter.” But Jennings underscored the continued need to pursue “deradicalization” in the United States – an issue that The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations had outlined in a paper it produced for Executive Council in October.“The Episcopal Church has the opportunity to respond to this threat by offering an ‘off-ramp’ for those who have joined extremism groups, expanding the possibility of reconciliation and forgiveness,” the Office of Government Relations said in an excerpt read by Jennings. “The Church can prevent those who are on the brink of joining radical extremist groups from doing so, inoculating young people from succumbing to these ideologies.”The church’s support of “deradicalization” efforts will be discussed Jan. 23 by Executive Council’s Committee on Mission Within The Episcopal Church. 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first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 2 COMMENTS That is nice to see the schools getting spruced up. They look so much better with the new plantings. I still miss some of the mature trees that were present before the reconstruction of the schools, however. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Josh teach You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here December 1, 2016 at 7:28 pm Please enter your name here Reply center_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia Why are We concentrated on making schools look good? How about we concentrate on paying teachers better and making schools safer? February 18, 2020 at 12:22 pm Please enter your comment! TAGS2016 Fall Beautification AwardChristine MooreDistrict 7Orange County Public Schools Previous articleCity Council gives unanimous consensus to accept COPS grantNext articleLake Apopka emerging from “Dead Lake” stigma Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR District 7 schools compete in 5th annual contestBy Christine MooreLovell ElementaryI have  great news to report!Over 20 schools in District 7 participated in the 2016 Fall Beautification Contest. They were given mulch and a matrix of expectations. It was possible to earn 150 points with 30 for re-sodding Bahia where it has gone to weeds.  Without sodding, 120 points was a perfect score. Schools were asked to document their number of volunteers and provide pictures and videos of their work, which can be found on my Facebook page: Christine Moore OCPS Board Member.Rock Springs Elementary finished in first place with 120 points. The judges were impressed with the work involved in replacing two large beds in the rotunda area, large scale trimming of the laurel oaks and complete weeding and mulching of the school’s numerous large landscape beds. Congratulations to new principal, Nathan Hay and his team of Rockets.Apopka ElementaryZellwood Elementary School was only two points behind Rock Springs. Under the able leadership of Frank Mattuci, this school has placed first or second 4 years in a row. Their beautiful rose garden, pristine beds, new plantings, and bleached and revitalized amphitheater are truly a delight to see. The nearly 100 volunteers worked for five hours on a Saturday receiving lunch for their efforts.There was a tie between Lovell and Apopka Elementary Schools with 110 points each. Lovell had over 60 students, teachers and parents participate in weeding and mulching an extraordinary large amount of landscaped areas. Principal Aguirre and crew worked hard with hand tools. Next year a dad with power tools could certainly lighten the load. Apopka Elementary planned and planted two new butterfly gardens, engaged volunteers from Trinity Baptist Church and several dozen parents and students. The school looks stellar for motorists as they exit SR 451 at Vick Road.Zellwood ElementaryAdditional schools finishing in the top 10 were Apopka Memorial Middle School, Wolf Lake Middle School and Lakeville Elementary School. Other schools from the Ocoee and Winter Garden areas did great work as well.  Dream Lake received honorable mention for the work in adding plants to those recently planted during their comprehensive renovation.I conceived the idea of the Fall Beautification Contest four years again. It was an effort to maintain school grounds ourselves rather than shifting classrooms dollars to maintenance. Students and staff are grateful for the new buildings and demonstrate their appreciation by picking up trash, weeding beds and placing down fresh mulch. If there are any partners who would like to assist with additional beautification it would be appreciated. From now to the end of the year our students and schools must focus completely on academics.  Nevertheless, the grounds look terrific and I encourage you to visit one of your neighborhood schools.Christine Moore is a three-term Orange County School Board member from District 7 which includes Apopka and Zellwood. Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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