Resolution sees 35pc sales rise at Friends Provident

first_img Share Insurance-focused acquisition vehicle Resolution reported a 35 per cent rise in sales at its Friends Provident unit and said it was mulling both large takeovers and smaller bolt-on deals.Resolution, which aims to build up a British life insurer valued at £10bn before selling or floating it in 2012, said Friends Provident had sales of £683m in the first nine months of the year.The improvement was driven by Friends’ international arm, where sales rose 31 per cent to £176m, while sales in the UK were flat at £294m. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndo More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at Tags: NULL John Dunne center_img whatsapp Resolution sees 35pc sales rise at Friends Provident whatsapp Thursday 11 November 2010 5:06 am Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Conoil Plc ( 2003 Annual Report

first_imgConoil Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Conoil Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Conoil Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Conoil Plc (  2003 annual report.Company ProfileConoil Plc is a petroleum exploration and production company in Nigeria that extracts, produces and sells crude oil as well as supplies a range of lubricants and household and liquefied petroleum gas for use by the domestic and industrial sectors. The company supplies what is referred to as White products, which is premium motor spirts, aviation turbine kerosene, dual purpose kerosene, low-pour fuel oil and automotive gasoline/grease oil. Products in its lubricant range include transport lubricants, industrial lubricants, greases, process oil and bitumen. Products in its liquefied petroleum gas range include liquefied petroleum gas sold in bulk, gas-packed, cylinders and valves. Established in 1984 and formerly known as Consolidated Oil Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Conoil Producing Plc. The company has exploration licenses for 6 highly prospective blocks in the Niger Delta which it acquired and paid for after competitive bidding rounds organised by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Conoil Producing has discovered hydrocarbon offshore southeast of Niger Delta and initial logging interpretations is looking promising. Conoil Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Conoil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

ZB Financial Holdings Limited ( HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgZB Financial Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about ZB Financial Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZB Financial Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZB Financial Holdings Limited (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZB Financial Holdings Limited provides financial solutions to the commercial and merchant banking sector in Zimbabwe, as well as retail banking services, insurance operations and strategic investments. Known as Zimbank, the company services its clients through a nationwide footprint of branches in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe and electronic delivery channels. The Insurance division provides structured insurance products for short- and long-term insurance; and the Strategic Investment division offers shared services which include risk management, compliance and human resources, and investments in property holdings and sub-sectors of the financial sector. ZB Financial Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash: Is this fund the perfect hedge?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Stock market crash: Is this fund the perfect hedge? Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. If you are concerned about a second stock market crash, you may well want to consider investing in different asset classes that are less correlated to the stock market.Anyone who has seen the film About a boy will have wondered what it would be like to earn royalties from a song. Well now there is an asset class that allows you to do exactly that across an entire portfolio of music.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…Protection from a stock market crash?Hipgnosis Songs Fund (LSE: SONG) owns a portfolio of song royalties. Merck Mercuriadis, who set up the fund, is no stranger to the music business. He has managed artists including Beyoncé, Elton John, Iron Maiden, and Guns N’ Roses.The royalties provide a regular, reliable income stream. There appears to be no correlation between the fund and the state of the economy or the stock market. In my opinion, this makes it a great hedge against a second stock market crash.The fund currently pays quarterly dividends of 1.25p and had earnings per share last year of 10.7p. This stable dividend of just over 4% therefore looks very appealing in the current market climate.Hipgnosis only listed on the market in July 2018, but its portfolio has already swelled to over 13,000 songs. The company market cap recently broke through £1bn and was propelled into the FTSE 250 in March this year.The fund owns a stake in four out of the top five Billboard songs of the decade. It also owns a stake in eight of Spotify’s top 25 most played songs of all time.Artists and songs are too numerous to mention but include Uptown Funk and Shape of You. This month it bought the future royalties to all 197 Blondie songs.Hipgnosis believe it can manage the songs better to maximise their income potential through video games, TV commercials, or cover versions.Going for a song?In my opinion, the price looks fair, but not a bargain. July financials reported an operative net asset value of 116.7p and the fund has since added to its catalogue. The portfolio has been acquired on an average multiple of 13.9 times historic annual income.It has returned 22.7% including dividends since IPO two years ago. I think this shows the protection the fund provides from a stock market crash.In terms of risks, I would point out that song royalties are probably not the most liquid of assets. There is also an element of being subject to popular opinion or trends. However, management insist it only invests in songs with a proven track record and reliable income stream.I think this fund provides a great way to diversify your portfolio in an asset class that protects you from a stock market crash. If I were a retiree looking for a reliable income stream through dividends, I would give Hipgnosis some serious consideration. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. David Barnes | Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 | More on: SONG David Barnes owns shares in Hipgnosis Songs Fund. 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’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. 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El foco de la mayordomía pasa a las donaciones de…

first_img Rector Bath, NC Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Por Pat McCaughanPosted Nov 29, 2016 Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA El foco de la mayordomía pasa a las donaciones de todo el año y a la creación de una comunidad Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal News Service] Este año, los feligreses de San Bartolomé [St. Bartholomew’s] fijaron notas en un “Muro de las Dádivas” en el santuario de la iglesia de Poway, California, en el que compartían sus razones para dar.Una de las muchas notas autoadhesivas en el Muro de las Dádivas de la iglesia episcopal de San Bartolomé en Poway, California. Foto de la Iglesia Episcopal de San Bartolomé.“Porque me enamoro tan fácilmente del dinero”, escribió uno de los que fijaron notas en el muro, “dar, aunque me asuste, me obliga a advertir cuando el materialismo me mueve más que la confianza en Dios”.La invitación a vincular la vida monetaria de los miembros con sus vidas de fe transforma la totalidad de sus vidas, según el Rdo. Chris Harris, clérigo auxiliar de San Bartolomé.El Muro de las Dádivas, como autobiografías del dinero y las sencillas clases vitales que él ofrece, son ejercicios espirituales y parte de los empeños de formación de la Iglesia durante todo el año —que no deben confundirse con las campañas por las promesas estacionales.El foco y el énfasis de las tradicionales campañas de mayordomía están cambiando, según Richard Felton, director ejecutivo de la Red Episcopal para la Mayordomía [The Episcopal Network for Stewardship] o TENS (por su sigla en inglés) la cual se asocia con recursos que ofrece a las diócesis a través de toda la Iglesia Episcopal.Han desaparecido los ganchos de recaudación estacionales. Los grandes termómetros rojos con signos de dólares y centavos que van subiendo lentamente han sido reemplazados por presupuestos que detallan los medios en que el personal y las horas de oficina se traducen en misión y ministerio.Las otrora cenas de gala denominacionales que marcaban las campañas de mayordomía han sido sustituidas por pequeñas comidas a la canasta, y oportunidades más íntimas de diálogo y profundización de relaciones en los hogares de los miembros, según explicó Felton.Han desaparecido también las solicitudes de ayuda para la reparación de recintos de parte de feligreses con una inclinación a las finanzas. En lugar de eso, los feligreses oyen relatos personales de transformación, de profundización de la fe y el ministerio que, dijo Harris, cuando son “auténticos y vulnerables, terminan por edificar la comunidad de una manera que da seguimiento a partir de eso”.El nuevo foco de la mayordomía incluye relatos como el que Joyce Vidal contaba recientemente a los asistentes al oficio del domingo por la mañana en San Bernabé en el Desierto [St. Barnabas on the Desert] respecto a haber dejado de ser una “asistente reacia a la iglesia y que quiere pasar inadvertida” para [dar paso a] la gratitud por “la oportunidad de servir, de crecer en la fe y en mi relación con Dios y de experimentar la presencia sanadora de Jesús”.Luego de participar en el coro y en varios ministerios, la miembro de ocho años de la congregación de Scottsdale, Arizona, dijo que empezó a entender que “esta comunidad es una expresión del discipulado en muchísimos niveles.“Pertenezco”, dijo Vidal. “Cuanto más participo en San Bernabé, tanto más aumenta mi gratitud”.La misión de la Iglesia: hacer discípulosHacer discípulos es la misión de la Iglesia, dijo el Rdo.. Jim Clark, rector de San Bernabé.“Las personas dan para la investigación del cáncer porque resulta claro para ellos cuál es la misión y la valoran; dan para la misión de una universidad porque resulta claro lo que hace la universidad”, dijo Clark a Episcopal News Service. “Otras personas contribuyen de una manera muy particular porque creen en lo que se está llevando a cabo.“Pero la Iglesia no ha hecho un buen trabajo de comunicar el gran valor de hacer discípulos de Jesús. Esa es la misión de la Iglesia”.Él dijo que la misión de la Iglesia “no es una cocina de beneficencia o un banco de alimentos. Si los discípulos salen y hacen todas esas cosas, eso es genial, pero el carisma, lo único que la Iglesia tiene que ofrecer al mundo, es hacer personas como Jesús. Ello vale la pena, acaso lo más importante que cualquier ser humano puede hacer para el apoyo mutuo”.Marcia Shetler, directora ejecutiva del Centro de Mayordomía Ecuménica con sede en Richmond, Indiana, dijo que la mayordomía más exitosa tiene lugar en las iglesias que ofrecen formación durante todo el año y que practican la generosidad como una disciplina espiritual, como “parte de lo que Dios nos llama a hacer como cristianos”.Al mismo tiempo, la directora de la ESC dijo que una campaña de promesas es necesaria también porque “es la manera de mostrar y de practicar lo que planeamos hacer”, especialmente si las iglesias presentan presupuestos basados en la misión que detallan la manera en que las donaciones repercuten en los diversos ministerios de la Iglesia.El ESC ofrece materiales y oportunidades educativas a 20 asociados denominacionales de América del Norte, entre ellos la Iglesia Episcopal y TENS, un miembro asociado.Pero un gigantesco desafío es la renuencia o incapacidad de nuestra cultura de hablar de dinero, y eso con frecuencia se extiende a la vida de la iglesia, dijo ella.A diferencia de la Iglesia primitiva donde los miembros integraban todos los recursos económicos para ayudarse mutuamente, “el desafío para nosotros en América del Norte en general es la actitud de secretismo respecto al dinero, de que nuestras finanzas son un asunto privado, no realmente algo de lo que debamos hablar en la iglesia”, apuntó Shetler.Y para los que están cargados de deudas, “se convierte en un asunto casi vergonzoso, y lo último que quieren hacer es compartir [el estado] de sus finanzas con sus hermanas y hermanos en Cristo, desafortunadamente, porque la Iglesia no siempre ha hecho un buen trabajo de crear un espacio seguro para ellos”.El Muro de las Dádivas en la iglesia episcopal de San Bartolomé, en Poway, California, está cubierta por las razones de los feligreses por las cuales se comprometen a contribuir a la iglesia. Foto de la iglesia episcopal de San Bartolomé.Harris, un ex abogado, se mostraba de acuerdo en que hablar de dinero supone un reto. “Échele un vistazo a las redes sociales. Ponemos toda suerte de cosas en Facebook. Compartimos nuestra vida amorosa, nuestra salud, si se nos muere el perro, pero ¿con cuánta frecuencia ves un post donde diga “¿Alguien conoce a un buen abogado [especializado] en quiebras? Estoy preocupado con mis deudas’”.Y sin embargo, dice Harris, de 47 años, la mayoría de los episcopales están estadísticamente a tres sueldos de si podrán o no pagar su próxima hipoteca o alquiler. “Es difícil predicar acerca de la abundancia cuando las personas están viviendo en esa realidad”, puntualizó.“Hay una razón por la que Jesús habló acerca del dinero tan a menudo como lo hizo”, añadió Harris. Es un completo error en esta cultura hiperconsumista en que vivimos cuando no abordamos el tema. Si el dinero era una de las mayores distracciones en nuestra relación con Dios hace 2.000 años, díganme si no lo es mil veces más hoy día. Además del sexo, es la otra razón de nuestra ruptura de relaciones.“Si no queremos hablar de dinero y nos ponemos nerviosos al respecto, entonces en verdad necesitamos abordar el asunto”.O, dijo él, si la conversación sobre dinero provoca que la gente ponga los ojos en blanco y que espere que volvamos a los asuntos espirituales y dejemos este tópico del dinero “preste atención, porque ese es el punto central de lo que Jesús intentó que advirtiéramos”, señaló Harris. Toda esta noción es falsa: que puede dejar que Jesús entre en parte de mi vida, pero no en mi estilo de vida ni en mi bolsillo (porque) no quiero cambiar eso mucho”.A menudo los rectores, también, se sienten incómodos al hablar de dinero —“, Clark, de San Bernabé, reconoce que a él le pasaba.Pero se dio cuenta de que “hacer discípulos no es sólo acerca del dinero… es acerca del cuadro mucho más grande —de mi vida entera en respuesta a la bondad, la abundancia y la generosidad de Dios hacia mí, a la gracia de Dios— y cuál es mi respuesta a eso?”Con 455 familias comprometidas, la triple campaña económica de San Bernabé este año incluía compartir historias del crecimiento de feligreses en la fe, presentar a la congregación un presupuesto basado en la misión y una serie de comidas canastas en hogares para compartir la gratitud hacia la iglesia.“Tuvimos conversaciones. Contamos historias. Pusimos notas en tablillas en torno al recinto”, explicó Clark. “Todo el mundo dijo que es una de las cosas más importantes que hemos hecho. Cambia las vidas de la gente. Es una misión a la que vale la pena contribuir”.Shetler dijo que otro reto proviene de la renuencia de la iglesias de adoptar hábitos filantrópicos aceptables, tales como usar programas de legados y dotaciones. “Muchos miembros de la Iglesia hacen grandes donaciones a las universidades donde han estudiado y otros a instituciones de beneficencia, pero de cierto modo a la Iglesia no la miran de la misma manera”, afirmó ella. “Y la mayoría (de las iglesias) no animan a la gente a contemplar el dejar un legado a la iglesia en su testamento”.Pero ella agregó que hay esperanza —y ayuda. El Instituto Lake para la Fe y la Dádiva [Lake Institute for Faith and Giving] una agencia docente y de investigación de la Universidad de Indiana, ofrece ayuda y recursos para la recaudación de fondos [a favor de instituciones] religiosas.Felton, de TENS, dijo que las percepciones sobre la mayordomía han evolucionado desde que era una temida tarea estacional hasta [convertirse en] “enseñar e inspirar generosidad de diversas maneras. A eso es a lo que la Iglesia debe dedicarse, la generosidad —no sólo en dinero, sino en cómo perdonamos a las personas y cómo acogemos a los forasteros”.“Viviendo generosamente”, los materiales de mayordomía de la organización, les brindaron ayuda a los miembros asociados en 2016. Ahora se planea una conferencia anual, [bajo el título de] “Trayectoria a la generosidad” [Journey to Generosity] del 18 al 20 de mayo de 2017 en la catedral de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Cathedral] en Mineápolis.Vidal, de San Bernabé, dijo que ella todavía no se siente totalmente cómoda al hablar de dinero, pero “me siento cómoda al hablar de mi gratitud a San Bernabé por incluir mi compromiso a contribuir… y cómo esta gratitud se manifiesta en mi promesa.“Hacer mi cheque es un acto de oración por la misión de San Bernabé, dijo ella en sus palabras a los feligreses. “Echar ese cheque en la bandeja, ver que la levantan y la bendicen me recuerda que Dios bendice mi don de la gratitud”.–La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Program Budget & Finance Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

Three streakers at once during Chiefs vs Hurricanes game

first_imgMonday Jul 7, 2014 Three streakers at once during Chiefs vs Hurricanes game Clearly not deterred by what happened to a streaker in Dunedin recently, three streakers took to the pitch during the Super Rugby game between the Chiefs and the Hurricanes at the weekend, causing all sorts of chaos as the security struggled to get to grips with them.They had a three-prong approach which obviously worked, as they evaded security guards for a good few minutes, taunting them before finally getting caught, one by one.The stadium security obviously didn’t have any off-duty professional rugby players on hand, unlike in Dunedin recently when a streaker was absolutely demolished with a huge tackle from behind.One of the three streakers has since issued an apology online, saying:“I apologise to all the viewers that didn’t appreciate me streaking It was a stupid and inappropriate thing to do! I was just drunk and wasn’t thinking…”Chiefs flyhalf Aaron Cruden found it highly amusing, as did all the fans in attendance in Hamilton.The Chiefs broke their three-match losing streak and kept their playoff hopes alive with a 24-16 win.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House of Aoba / SKAL + OUVI

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Japan “COPY” photographs:  Hideya AmemiyaPhotographs:  Hideya AmemiyaSave this picture!© Hideya AmemiyaRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – Wet InternalWood Boards / HPL PanelsEGGERLaminates With Coloured CoreArmchairsAndreu WorldNub – Lounge ChairText description provided by the architects. Houses around this site have all of the windows and gardens facing south direction.We felt like most designers agreed upon a certain rule in design. When we first visited this site, we were surprised that it was surrounded by houses and it was a very dark. But we found the sunlight from the gaps of the houses. We thought that setting up proper distances among houses is important to get enough sunlight for this site.Save this picture!PlanAt first, we made two volumes in south and north sides.We decided to rotate the center square volume to 45 degrees to make enough distance from the houses in the north side. On the other hand, south side of this house is positioned along the shape of the site. At the same time we provided a gap between two volumes. As a result, it created two triangle gardens and provided some light from the small opening in the inside.We mean that this house can get enough sunlight from the gaps of the neighboring /surrounding houses in the outside and gaps from the two volumes from the inside.Save this picture!© Hideya AmemiyaOn the other side, there is another concept to make in planning. Each rooms are arranged in certain order putting into consideration how family/users are going to use them in daily life. There are no doors provided for each spaces. We created a common passage/hallway for the spaces. The entrance, kitchen, dinning room, living room, kids room and bedroom were placed right next to each other.The relation of two gardens and the living space is the most important. We notice that the family spends the longest time in the living space so we made the design more flexible.Save this picture!© Hideya AmemiyaThe living space could be extended to the garden to provide a wider space.The living space in the first floor gets enough sunlight from the small opening from the inside and two gardens which have enough distance from the neighboring houses. That makes the space bright the whole time during the day.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013EventThe End of Car CultureArticles Share Projects Architects: Ouvi, SKAL Area Area of this architecture project House of Aoba / SKAL + OUVIcenter_img CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House of Aoba / SKAL + OUVISave this projectSaveHouse of Aoba / SKAL + OUVI Save this picture!© Hideya Amemiya+ 25 Share Area:  53 m² Area:  53 m² Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSKALOfficeFollowOuviOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoHousesJapanPublished on July 02, 2013Cite: “House of Aoba / SKAL + OUVI” 02 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Charity challenge operator launches new website

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity challenge operator launches new website Howard Lake | 22 July 2007 | News There is also a new guide to getting fit for an event, some fundraising ideas, and a a fundraising idea of the month relevant to the time of year. Tagged with: Digital Eventscenter_img Classic Tours, which claims to be “the originator of charity challenge events”, has marked its 15th anniversary with the launch of a new website that creates a ‘one-stop-shop’ on everything anyone needs to know about charity challenges.Classic Tours has helped over 200 charities raise over £40 million net profit since 1992.The new site features a simplified step by step guide to selecting and booking a challenge event. There is more photography, more accessible information and a simple navigation to enable visitors to search challenges by destination, month of travel, activity (trekking/cycling/horse or camel rides, dog sledding etc), or by beneficiary charity. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

50th anniversary of the Black Power slogan and its significance

first_imgOn June 16, 1966, the newly elected chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Stokely Carmichael, later known as Kwame Ture, was arrested and taken to jail in Greenwood, Miss., for refusing to obey a police order. Law enforcement officers forbid marchers from erecting tents at an elementary school where activists planned to stay overnight during their “March against Fear” from Memphis, Tenn., to the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss.When marchers arrived in Greenwood that evening and tried to erect a temporary camp at the segregated Stone Street Elementary School, Carmichael was arrested for “trespassing on public property.” He was taken into custody for several hours and later rejoined the marchers at a local park, where they established a camp and held an evening rally.There, Carmichael famously announced from the podium: “We been saying ‘freedom’ for six years. What we are going to start saying now is ‘Black Power!’”Background of ‘March Against Fear’This historic march started off on June 5 as a solo journey of James Meredith, the first African-American student to enter and graduate from the University of Mississippi, who planned to walk 220 miles from Memphis to Jackson.  On the second day of his journey, 20 miles into Mississippi, James Aubrey Norvell, a white racist, shot Meredith in the head with a shotgun. Wounded and bleeding, Meredith was rushed to a hospital. For another two weeks, while hospitalized, he could not continue marching.Leaders of SNCC; the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, headed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; and Floyd McKissick of the Congress on Racial Equality pledged to continue the march at a press briefing the day after Meredith was wounded.As the march neared Jackson, growing in size, Meredith was able to rejoin it, and on June 26, an assemblage of 15,000 people reached Mississippi’s Capitol building in this historic demonstration.From ‘Freedom NOW’ to ‘Black Power’Willie Ricks, a SNCC field organizer, had informed Carmichael that the masses in the Mississippi Delta region were ready for the new, more militant slogan and the program, which advanced self-defense, self-determination and opposition to the Vietnam War. Carmichael, recently elected SNCC chairperson, had a clear objective of moving the organization in a more radical, nationalist political direction.Ricks used the new slogan as he traveled ahead of the “March against Fear,” building support for it and mobilizing SNCC supporters throughout the region. SNCC had worked in Mississippi since 1961. In 1964, the organization spearheaded the Mississippi Summer Project, which brought hundreds of youth to the state to work on voter registration and to build the independent Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.After the Selma-to-Montgomery march in early 1965, Carmichael, on SNCC’s behalf, went to majority African-American Lowndes County, Ala., to initiate another independent party. By late 1965, in cooperation with local activists, the Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO) had been established, using the black panther as its symbol.Although Lowndes County was majority African American, almost no Blacks were allowed to register and vote. The Democratic Party of Alabama was a white supremacist organization, even stating that on its emblem.As a result of the national attention brought to Lowndes County, Carmichael, along with his SNCC comrades, was able to take control of the organization. The “March Against Fear,” which received broad media coverage on all the major networks, catapulted Carmichael into a global spotlight.Carmichael was initially resistant to raising the slogan, but after his unjust arrest, he asserted in Greenwood, ”We want Black Power!” The enthusiastic response to the slogan ushered in a new era of the African-American liberation struggle, which impacted political discourse for at least another decade.Even prior to the “March Against Fear,” the work of SNCC and the LCFO had prompted other activists to form Black Panther organizations in several regions of the country, including Cleveland and Detroit — where rebellions had taken place in the Hough section and later on Kercheval Street on the east side. Detroit’s August 1966 mini-rebellion was a precursor to the largest urban uprising, which began on 12th Street on July 23, 1967.Many African-American youth and their counterparts in the Latino/a, Native American, Asian and other communities formed organizations similar to SNCC and the Black Panther Party (BPP). Backed by their parents, university and high school students demanded reforms in educational curriculums as well as community control of the police.Black Power’s significance todayFive decades later, many gains made through the Civil Rights and Black Power movements have been reversed by the courts, the federal government and corporate forces. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been eviscerated, the law stripped of its enforcement provisions.Cities in Michigan with majority African-American populations were put under emergency management — through which large-scale theft of public resources, educational services and bourgeois democratic rights have occurred — with the support of President Barack Obama’s Democratic administration.African Americans and other oppressed groups are brutalized and killed by law enforcement agents and vigilantes with regularity. Last year, some 1,134 people were killed by U.S. police. (Guardian, Dec. 31)  In most cases, these crimes have gone unpunished, as judges, prosecutors, the U.S. Justice Department and the corporate media claim there is insufficient evidence to try and convict the perpetrators.Jobless rates among African Americans remain twice as high as for whites. Poverty rates among the oppressed far exceed those of the broader majority white population.U.S. foreign policy continues on its imperialist path with wars of occupation and regime change raging throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Pentagon budget is larger than the combined military expenditures of the next seven (or eight) highest spending nations.  (Huffington Post, Feb. 11) The Obama administration is launching a renewed $1 trillion nuclear weapons program amid growing poverty and desolation in U.S. cities, suburbs and rural areas.Lessons of the Black Power MovementCan any lessons be learned for the contemporary period in light of the  presidential elections being held amid a renewed struggle against racist violence, economic exploitation and poverty? Is there a direct relationship between the Black Lives Matter movement and the revolutionary upsurge of 50 years ago?The lack of historical memory has been a major impediment in the present situation. Even though a president of African descent was elected twice to the White House, there have been no fundamental changes in the power structure and economic relations of production in U.S. capitalist society.Consequently, a revolutionary movement encompassing various organizational forms is necessary to address the current crisis. The limitations of spontaneous demonstrations and rebellions have been illustrated since 2013 when public sentiment against the racist killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland and other oppressed peoples sparked mass anger and protests.Absent from today’s political landscape are organizations, such as SNCC and the BPP, which place organizers on the ground in communities and on campuses to mobilize and agitate for revolutionary change. This is the major challenge of this period. It can only be addressed by the newer generation drawing upon the best of the political traditions among oppressed peoples and the entire working class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Chinese Officials to Travel to Washington to Sign Phase One Deal

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Chinese Officials to Travel to Washington to Sign Phase One Deal A Chinese delegation will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to join President Donald Trump in signing the phase one trade agreement between the two nations.The South China Morning Post reports China’s trade delegation plans to travel to the U.S. on January 13, two days before President Trump plans to sign the accord.China and the White House both have yet to officially announce the visit and the officials included in the delegation. However, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will lead the group to Washington.The signing of the deal will mean increased agricultural purchases by China, as well as a partial end to the trade war that’s dominated headlines for the past 18 months.China’s soybean imports from the U.S. recently hit a 20-month high at 2.6 million tons, the highest number since March of 2018, when the trade war between the world’s largest economies began to pick up steam. Chinese Officials to Travel to Washington to Sign Phase One Deal SHARE SHARE By NAFB News Service – Jan 6, 2020 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSMCA Senate Passage Possible This WeekNext articleWhen Hollywood Makes Meatless Statement, Farmers Should Speak Up NAFB News Servicelast_img read more