Roads Nigeria Plc (ROADS.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgRoads Nigeria Plc (ROADS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Roads Nigeria Plc (ROADS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Roads Nigeria Plc (ROADS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Roads Nigeria Plc (ROADS.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileRoads Nigeria Plc is a leading civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria involved in the construction of roads, bridges, airfields, tunnels, highways and dams. The company’s head office is in Sokoto, Nigeria. Roads Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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This FTSE 100 heavyweight share is smoking hot. I’d buy more today!

first_img Among FTSE 100 heavyweights, British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) is like British yeast spread Marmite. You either love it (as Neil Woodford and other income-oriented fund managers do) or hate it (as anti-tobacco activists do). Either way, it’s hard to ignore BAT, as it’s been one of the FTSE 100’s top dividend payers going back decades.BAT is a ‘bad’ FTSE 100 businessBAT is a very simple multinational business – and has been since it was founded 118 years ago in 1902. By sales, it is the largest cigarette maker in the world and also manufactures tobacco and other nicotine products.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…Though smoking is in decline globally, the firm’s position as market leader still enables it to raise prices and grow. But, of course, smoking is highly addictive, harmful, and often fatal, so BAT is the very opposite of an ethical business.BAT is a brilliant FTSE 100 businessEthics aside (and I speak as a lifelong smoker), BAT is an absolute powerhouse of the FTSE 100. As I write, its shares trade at 2,585p, valuing this titan at £59.3bn.From an investment standpoint, what’s awesome about BAT is that it is one of the biggest dividend payers in the entire FTSE 100. Indeed, in its half-year results released today, the company committed to paying out almost two-thirds (65%) of its earnings in cash dividends to shareholders. Nice.BAT bounces back from Covid-19In its half-year results, BAT unveiled revenues of almost £12.3bn, up a modest 0.8% year on year. However, profit from operations surged a sixth (16.4%) to £5.1bn, aided by a 5.5 percentage-point increase in its operating margin to 41.5%.Basic earnings per share (EPS) leapt 22.7% to 151.2p, as did diluted EPS to 150.7p. Net cash generated from operating activities soared 52.3% to nearly £3.5bn, while net debt rose just 0.3% to £50.4bn.BAT is a FTSE 100 fortressBAT’s latest set of figures were more upbeat than previous updates. This is largely due to smokers puffing on premium brands during the pandemic, despite earlier warnings of downgrades and depressed volumes. US sales were notably resilient, thanks to government stimulus payouts allowing smokers to stick with familiar brands.Then again, falling sales in emerging markets and at duty-free outlets such as airports hit sales volumes. Sales slid 6.3% to 315bn fags. Likewise, the ongoing tobacco sales ban to curb the coronavirus has driven South African sales onto the black market.Good results make BAT shares cheaper!Although BAT has been a favourite among income investors for decades, this latest news sent its shares lower in a weak week for the FTSE 100. Currently, the share trades at 2,585p, down 72p (2.7%) today – which is good news for income-hungry investors looking to buy now.BAT shares are cheap and offer a bumper dividend almost unmatched anywhere else in the FTSE 100. They trade on a price-to-earnings ratio below 10.5 and a dividend yield of 8.1%. They are also more than £9 cheaper than they were in mid-January. That’s why I’d happily buy and hold them today for income. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” This FTSE 100 heavyweight share is smoking hot. I’d buy more today! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Cliff D’Arcy | Friday, 31st July, 2020 | More on: BATS 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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Argentina 17-29 Ireland: The Verdict

first_img All smiles: O’Connell lifts the Admiral Brown Cup after beating Argentina. Pic: Dan Sheridan/Inpho Ireland won their first Test match on Argentinian soil, beating the Pumas 17-29 in Resistencia on Saturday. Here are some of the talking points from the game… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland won in Argentina for the first timeIreland made eight changes to the team that won the Six Nations in Paris earlier this season, yet they won their first Test on Argentinian soil. Captain Paul O’Connell rued the fact that assets of their performance could’ve been better on the day – the skipper said a few tackles were missed that should’ve been made, and a few balls were spilled forward – yet new combinations proved their worth while the old stalwarts put in a decent shift. Joe Schmidt said: “I thought Robbie Diack and Jordi Murphy worked very hard in the first half, and Iain Henderson is growing all the time. Paul O’Connell is a massive guy for us, as is Rory Best, and Andrew Trimble continued in his good form despite taking a dangerous knock early on.”There is life after BOD Darren Cave had the unenviable job of following in Brian O’Driscoll’s footsteps, and though he missed a couple of tackles his otherwise solid performance ensured that he’s still on the list of ‘possible replacements.’ Elsewhere, Zebo’s BOD-esque offload to Cave, which could’ve led to a try if not for a foot in touch, will have given Schmidt something to mull over, and the pack had a good day at the office. The front row of Mike Ross, Best and Jack McGrath held the scrum up well during some crucial moments, and a few lineouts were turned over under O’Connell’s watch. Considering the short amount of time this team had to gel together, Schmidt and co can be pleased with the result.Zebo time: the Munster winger earned his first cap under Schmidt on SaturdayThe Pumas took the game to IrelandMost of Argentina’s team had the visiting media scratching their heads when their names were announced earlier this week, yet the Consur Cup crew put up one hell of a fight. The Pumas were without their European stars, yet their defence was strong and they stopped Ireland from getting into a proper rhythm, putting in a performance that bodes well for their World Cup campaign next year and beyond. Argentina traditionally have a strong set piece, yet it was their backs who showed moments of flare during this Test match, and Manuel Montero’s finish for the hosts’ first-half try suggests he will become a household name one day.The game is growing A healthy crowd watched the game at the Estadio Centenario, which is usually a low league football club’s pitch in one of Argentina’s soccer heartlands. Playing this match in Buenos Aires would’ve been the easy option for both teams, but the Unión Argentina de Rugby (UAR) should be applauded for spreading rugby’s message. The ground staff have worked tirelessly for the last few days to get the ground ready for Test match standard. Just 24 hours before kick-off, they were working around the clock to install big screens at each end of the ground, make advertising boards look respectable, and put covering around the floodlights’ posts at the side of the pitch. However, the turf itself resembled a patchwork quilt, and though O’Connell insisted it held up better than it looked like it did, some work will need to be done if the UAR want to use this stadium for 2023 World Cup purposes, in the event that they win their bid, which Ireland also have their eyes on. World class? The teams line up for the anthems at Resistencia’s first ever Test matchPlayer to referee It’s been just four years since Glen Jackson was barking at the officials from his out-half position at Saracens, but the Kiwi is now in his fourth year of refereeing, having bucked the trend of former players going into punditry or coaching. Today’s game was uneventful from an officiating point of view, though no news is good news when you’re the man in the middle. Lets hope he inspires more players to take up the whistle… This Argentine scrum has been atrocious today. Remember the days when it was their biggest asset? 10-23 65′ #ARGvIRL — ByTheMin RugbyU (@ByTheMinRugbyU) June 7, 2014last_img read more

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Schools aspire to reach out to refugees

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Refugees Migration & Resettlement Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Schools aspire to reach out to refugees Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Students from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in Karori, Wellington, pray for Syrian refugees. Photo: Anglican Taonga[Anglican Communion News Service] Students from Anglican schools throughout the province of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia have prayed through the night as part of a 24-hour vigil for the refugees streaming out from Syria across Europe, and into camps in Jordan and Lebanon.The event has been given the name ASPiRe – Anglican Schools Praying for Refugees – and is being supported by a Facebook page.Students took turns, an hour at a time, “to pray for Syrians fleeing the hell that has engulfed their homeland,” a provincial spokesman said. The students began their prayer-work at 3pm local time on 15 October and kept the vigil through the night, stopping at 3pm local time on Friday 16 October.“Hundreds of them are taking part,” the spokesman said. “Dilworth, for example, had more than 100 of its students, across its three Auckland campuses, keeping vigil between 3am and 6am this morning, and more than 100 boarders at King’s College took part, too.“They embraced sacrifice. For example, the kids at Basden College in Suva and All Saints School in Labasa put up their hands for the graveyard shift, and prayed from midnight to 2am; while St Margaret’s College in Christchurch has young women praying through the whole 24 hours.”The students used a variety of prayer techniques, including praying in silence, in sing together, and in intercession. They have prayer-walked, lit candles, and they have written letters and cards of support to kids their own age who’ve been swept up in the Syrian maelstrom.“Anne van Gend, the director of the Anglican Schools Office in the Province, has undertaken to gather up those heart-warming messages and have them distributed by an aid organisation which is working in the refugee camps in Jordan.The students have also used their allotted times to compose “prayer chains” – prayers written on interlinked loops of card – which will soon be strung around Wellington’s Cathedral of St Paul.“It is so inspiring and encouraging to see this support from our schools,” the Archbishop of New Zealand, the Most Revd Philip Richardson, said. “As a church we are working hard to demonstrate to our government that as a country we can take many more refugees than the small number currently agreed to.“The largest movement of refugees since the Second World War demands a generous response from us.”In a statement, the Archbishop thanked the students for their “wonderful contribution to this work.”The Bishop of Dunedin, the Rt Revd Kelvin Wright, has responded to criticism on social media from people who have said that “prayer is not enough.”“I doubt that any one of these remarkable young [people] would disagree with you,” he said. “The point of prayer is, firstly, to change the person praying.“Each one of them has got up in the middle of the night and spent an hour in the presence of that which they hold most sacred thinking in a concentrated manner about the issue… Their own and others thinking has been changed by tonight’s event…“And in the long run who is most likely to take effective action to solve difficult problems? Those… who pray? Or those who doubt?” Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted Oct 19, 2015 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

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To boil or not? Lobster fundraisers raise ethical questions

first_img September 25, 2017 at 10:21 am I am a member of “peta” — People eating Tasty Animals. Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing [Episcopal News Service] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has called for vegan bake sales instead of lobster boil fundraisers, but some Episcopalians are finding the request a bit tough to swallow.Melissa Mary Wilson, coordinator for the Christian outreach division of PETA, called for an end to the popular fundraisers in a late August letter to Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.Noting that Sept. 25 is National Lobster Day, Wilson said at least 17 Episcopal churches from Maine to Maryland to Mississippi, “collectively kill more than 10,000 lobsters annually.”While Francine Sabisch, parish administrator at St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Swansboro, North Carolina, generally supports PETA, she disagrees with the effort.A Maine native, she said lobster boils are “part of life, part of the culture” there and elsewhere, and not just for churches but also for many local municipalities and other groups.The church’s annual Lobsterfest took place on Sept. 16, raising about $7,300. The proceeds will go to local agencies and most probably for flood relief for those impacted by recent hurricanes.“In previous years, we’ve helped Backpack Buddies, and two different women’s shelters. Every year, we help out the literacy council,” Sabisch said.The funds raised have also benefited worker-retraining programs, hospice centers, boys and girls clubs, wounded warrior projects and animal rescue organizations, and have helped purchase new band equipment for local high schools, she added.St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Church in Swansboro, North Carolina, uses the proceeds of its annual Lobsterfest to benefit local community groups. Photo: St. Peter’sThe lobsters typically weigh about 1.5 pounds; the church sells them for $18 to $21, depending on current market price and whether they are cooked or uncooked, she said. This year the church sold about 700, and has set a goal to sell 1,000 next year.“Everyone is very conscientious,” Sabisch said. “Everyone who is involved in handling God’s creatures. We will do everything as humanely as possible.”LAMBS, or “Least Among My Brothers and Sisters,” is PETA’s Christian education division. Its name was “inspired by the verse in Matthew 25:40 in which Jesus tells his followers that whenever you show kindness to those in most need, it’s as if you’re doing that kindness as unto Jesus himself,” said Ben Williamson, PETA’s senior international media director, in an email to Episcopal News Service.“With so few legal protections, lobsters and other animals are truly ‘the least’ among us — and in dire need of our compassion and mercy,” Williamson said.PETA believes one popular method of cooking — boiling the lobsters — is cruel. “Most of us grew up believing that killing lobsters and other animals for food is what must be done, but if we contemplate it, all killing requires conquering, violence and separating ourselves from the rest of creation,” PETA wrote to the presiding bishop. “God designed humans to be caretakers, not killers.”Curry was unavailable for comment, but Episcopal Church spokeswoman Neva Rae Fox said: “PETA has presented an interesting point but local congregations are the decision-makers for their events.”Williamson said LAMBS researchers compiled a list from an Internet search of church lobster events, many of which state the number of lobsters involved at each event. “The list accounts for at least 10,800 lobsters at 17 churches,” he said. “There are likely at least another 1,000 from five churches who gave vague responses.”He added: “We would encourage anyone and everyone to reflect on their own attitudes about causing unnecessary suffering, and move towards a plant-based diet for their health, for the sake of the environment, and because it’s the right thing to do.”PETA specifically cited St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, North Carolina. According to the church website, the church has sold more than 65,000 lobsters since the fundraisers began in 1978. Yearly, the effort has raised as much as $20,000 to benefit the local community.PETA’s invitation raises important ethical questions, not only for Episcopalians, but all Christians, to wrestle with the way faith informs their daily lives and decisions, according to the Rev. John Porter-Acee, a priest in the Diocese of East Carolina.“It is our call as Christians to try to reduce suffering in the world,” said Porter-Acee, a former environmental educator. “Every choice we make is a choice to pursue our faith in one way or another, and to think about investments and fundraisers and food choices as opportunities to decrease the amount of suffering in the world and to support entities that have that goal as well.”But the issue is a complicated one. “If you’re going to do a fundraiser and encourage people to contribute and support it as a suffering-free fundraiser, perhaps one year instead of everybody buying lobster, they buy sweet potatoes,” Porter-Acee said. “But I don’t think we’ll raise $20,000 to benefit the community.”Additionally, sweet potatoes — and other vegetables for that matter — are grown and tended by migrant workers who are not treated very well, “so there is a lot of suffering around vegetables, too.”John McAteer, an ethics faculty member of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego’s School for Ministry, said that Episcopalians generally consider vegetarianism a matter of personal conscience, “but it is not something theologians and ethicists have come to consensus about.”The issue PETA raises about lobster boil fundraisers essentially involves such questions as whether or not it is possible to “torture” a lobster “or whether they are below the level of sentience that gives them that sort of ethical status. In other words, is it unethical to eat lobsters?”While lobsters seem to react when placed into pots of boiling water and try to crawl out, “their brains aren’t developed enough to know what a pot is or understand that they need to crawl out,” he said. The question of whether crustaceans feel pain has been the subject of much research.“PETA is against eating any animal, so I don’t think it is really about lobsters for them,” McAteer said. “If we stopped having lobster boils, they would come at us for having barbecues next.”The organization has asked U.S. Roman Catholic bishops to end the practice of Lenten fish fries. It has also called Christians to a “ham-free” Easter.“Ethically speaking, there is a much better case for eating lobster than for eating pork, beef or even chicken,” McAteer said. “Unless you’re a full-on vegetarian, then I don’t think a lobster boil should cause you any ethical problem.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. September 23, 2017 at 10:15 pm PETA takes things too far. This is one example for me. Eating meat is not in itself bad. It’s when we do it irresponsibly that it becomes a problem.And yes, Jesus’s first followers were FISHERMEN! Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Jan Robitscher says: September 22, 2017 at 8:26 pm As a church, we have many more issues to worry aboutI appreciate the concern but as I remember, Jesus broke bread with the Apostles.They were fisherman! What is next? Maybe the pore defenselessWine grapes? Let’s get back to saving souls. September 22, 2017 at 5:29 pm Really? Big bugs with barely a nervous system don’t care. Sheesh… Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem September 22, 2017 at 5:13 pm Yep – just as people justified vivisection for years (because animals didn’t feel pain) and cosmetics companies and producers of consumer goods still justify invasive testing of animals on, I guess, the same rationale. It’s part of some cultures to make a money sport of animals fighting each other to the death. Would that be okay for churches if the proceeds were used for good causes? I expect the church to make decisions based on more sensitive criteria than “it’s part of our culture” and “everybody does it” and “there’s no clear consensus in the scientific world…”. The fact that many scientists, theologians and ethicists have concluded that animals, including crustaceans, clearly feel pain and can suffer should, at the least, require critical, focused thinking on our part. By Pat McCaughanPosted Sep 22, 2017 September 22, 2017 at 5:13 pm So when are we going to worry about the lost souls?We done seem to focus on what we are called to do but instead, what is politically correct.Where is our leadership and when will those who publish this stuff going to focus on things that we are called to do. Rector Knoxville, TN Jeffrey Cox says: 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 Smithfield, NC Sr. Dawna Clare Sutton, CG says: September 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm Personally, I do not agree with PETA about Lobsters and I will continue to enjoy them or shrimp, and other kinds of fish. I am not interested in being a vegetarian, but I do eat lots of them along with my fish and meat and ham. What I do is thank God for her gracious bounty, and mother earth for her gift of food and I thank the Lobster/fish/mammal for being there to nourish us. You PETA and others individuals might watch “Avatar” for another way of looking at us all being part of the whole even the fish and mammals that we eat. It is all in one’s personal perspective. I appreciate and respect your perspective, please respect and appreciate mine. Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Kevin Miller says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN To boil or not? Lobster fundraisers raise ethical questions Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Arthur E. House says: September 22, 2017 at 5:01 pm Someone once asked (and I never forgot)–But what about the screaming vegetables? Yes, even plants feel pain. We were created omnivores and we need food to live and anything we eat will cause pain somewhere along the food chain. I am much more concerned about over-fishing. September 24, 2017 at 3:52 pm This is not a carefully thought out theological position but I do remember being told once that “the Land of milk and honey” was so-called because milk and honey are the only two foods that can be harvested without killing something. Even plants must be killed in order to be eaten. So, if we are going to use the criteria of avoiding killing foods to eat them, we’ll be living on milk and honey – not my idea of a balanced diet!! As I said, this is not a well considered theological or ethical position, merely an observation — Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET P.J. Cabbiness says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Scott McDonald says: September 22, 2017 at 4:48 pm As the lobster…. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA September 22, 2017 at 4:48 pm I meant…ask the lobster…. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Paul Tunkle says: Jeffrey Cox says: john Williamson says: September 26, 2017 at 5:12 pm “Arise, Peter; slay and eat.” Comments are closed. September 23, 2017 at 10:44 am I am glad someone is considering ALL God’s creatures. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Louise Bower says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Angela Bocage Gilden says: September 26, 2017 at 3:23 pm Jesus distributed loaves and FISHES. Peter and Andrew were FISHermen, and on at least one occasion, our Lord intervened to make a great catch for them. After His resurrection, Jesus ate FISH to show that he was alive in bodily form.The fact that this nonsense about lobsters is even considered sufficiently newsworthy to appear in an ENS release shows again how a once revered and universal church continues to slide into an ever greater chasm of socio-political hysterics. Social Justice for lobsters?God bless the good people who take those creatures, and offer the proceeds of their bounty to causes serving the needy. Comments (16) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Jim Cutshall says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA September 25, 2017 at 5:03 pm Lobsters are delicious and meant to be consumed by us. The fact that we are having this discussion borders on the pathetic. Enough of this madness. Elizabeth Searle says: 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET October 3, 2017 at 7:31 am A simple and compassionate technique involves dropping live lobsters into a pool of fresh water. They slowly die in a few minutes and then can be boiled. I am a Mainer and we eat plenty of lobsters. 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 Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Rev. Bret B. Hays says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Reverend Adrian A. 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City Center to break ground on Apopka hotel this month

first_img TAGSCity CenterHighland ManorTaurus Southern InvestmentsThe Apopka City CouncilThe Apopka Hilton Garden Inn Previous articleYes, GPS apps make you worse at navigating – but that’s OKNext articleChemotherapy with Immunotherapy May Double Lung Cancer Survival Time Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Hilton Garden Inn scheduled to be the first project under the City Center bannerFrom the Apopka Area Chamber of CommercePlease join the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce as we welcome Hilton Garden Inn to the Apopka City Center. We look forward to celebrating this brand-new hotel with a Ground Breaking ceremony this Tuesday. Northwest corner perspective. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Where: Highland ManorDate: Tuesday, November 20, 2018Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMLocation: 604 East Main Street, Apopka, FL 32703 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear The 118 room, 4-story Hilton Garden Inn, designed with the option to create up to four two-room bridal or executive suites, will be the first development to kick off the Apopka City Center and will be located at the northeast corner of McGee Avenue & 6th Street, across from the existing Highland Manor.The City Center, which is expected to comprise approximately 35 acres centrally located at the interchange of U.S. Highway 441 and State Road 436, is proposed for 207,000 square feet of restaurants, retail, and office space as well as a hotel and homes. Eleven acres are proposed to be a community park, pond, and boardwalk. The long-term plan, which phases-in the project over the next 20 years, includes a possible 180 acres of development.Southeast corner perspective of an approved Hilton design. last_img read more

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Arts and Business New Partners

Arts and Business New Partners Arts & Business have announced grants of between £500 and £50,000 for arts organisations to develop effective relationships with the corporate sector.Find out more from Arts & Business. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 April 2000 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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. read more

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100,000 subsidised tickets offered by ZSL London Zoo

first_img  263 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 28 October 2019 | News 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.  264 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Main image: Visitors with the Humboldt Penguins at ZSL London Zoo (c) ZSL London Zoo Advertisement Tagged with: London 100,000 subsidised tickets offered by ZSL London Zoo AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 ZSL London Zoo is inviting community-based charities to apply for subsidised tickets for their members.Through its Community Access Scheme, 100,000 subsidised tickets are available, with ZSL London Zoo aiming to make itself accessible to all. It is inviting charities, community interest companies and community groups who work with local families on low incomes, people with additional needs and/or disabilities, or older people to apply for to apply for an allocation of tickets for their members from now until 2023.The scheme is open to those living in Camden and Westminster initially with a view to opening this to wider London boroughs in the future.Along with the subsidised tickets, the zoo will be looking at other ways to improve accessibility.The Community Access Scheme is being delivered in conjunction with the Snowdon Aviary restoration project supported by National Lottery players through £4.5m funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.Kathryn England, Chief Operating Officer at ZSL London Zoo said:“Everybody should have the chance to experience the unique learning opportunity Zoos have to offer, getting up-close with animals, and feeling that little bit closer to the natural world.There is no denying the health benefits that nature provides for us all – for both our mental and physical wellbeing – zoos have an important role to play in fostering that connection.“Through our local Community Access Scheme supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund – we’ve realised there’s several underrepresented groups in society that currently feel unable to come to the zoo because of a number of barriers, but we want to change that.“While we recognise that we are a zoo made up of many historic buildings which place challenges on accessibility, we want to lead by example by reaching those communities and listening and learning from them. We’ll be inspiring, informing and empowering not only a new group of people to protect wildlife, but also encourage other tourist attractions to think about how they can make their experiences more accessible too.”last_img read more

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ECISD to celebrate outstanding teachers

first_img Previous articleExchange student gets Texas souvenirNext articleSOCCER: Falcons trio pitching in for Sockers FC Odessa American Facebook By Odessa American – May 21, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp ECISD to celebrate outstanding teachers Ector County ISD leaders will honor their 2020-21 Outstanding Teachers Monday with dinner and a movie at the Big Sky Drive-in Theatre, 6200 W. Highway 80 in Midland.The movie features a scene with each of the 43 campus award winners. This year’s event will include a meal for award winners and a guest, music, a photo booth and the feature presentation — a recognition of the teachers.The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. with the reel rolling at approximately 9:10 p.m.Each spring, ECISD schools nominate teachers on their own campus. Those nominees are narrowed down then sent to a district committee of teachers that ultimately chooses the honoree for each campus.This year’s 43 ECISD Outstanding Teachers are:Alternative Center–Reynaldo Duran-math.Permian High–Teri Richardson–Algebra I, Math Department Chair.Odessa HS–Brandi Fischer–English II Multi Classroom Leader (MCL).Odessa Collegiate Academy–Joshua Payan–Algebra 2, Geometry, College Prep Math.OCTECHS–Emilee Trammell–Algebra II, Algebraic Reasoning.George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa–Cheraldin Celis–AP (Advanced Placement) English Language & Composition, French I and II.Career & Technical Education–Cheryl Cunningham–Family Consumer Science, Education & Training Dual Credit.Wilson & Young MS–Charlotte Hampton–eighth grade AVID.Nimitz MS–Hugo Stierholz–eighth grade Math, Honors Algebra I.Ector College Prep–Anneliese Espinoza–eighth grade ELAR (English, language arts).Crockett MS–Rebecca Norris–7th grade ELAR.Bowie MS–Jimena Wolfle–Choir.Bonham MS–Ronnie Neal–Social Studies Department Chair.Zavala Elementary–Nancy Valeriano–Kindergarten Bilingual.West Elementary–Tiffany Rodriguez-Kindergarten.Travis Elementary–Sarah Hawkins–third-fifth grade Science.San Jacinto Elementary–Andrea Gomez–fourth grade Math.Sam Houston Elementary–Erica Rodriguez–first grade.Ross Elementary–Kelsa Bertrand–second grade.Reagan Elementary–Amy Barnes–fifth grade ELAR.Pease Elementary–Rocio Castillo–second grade.Noel Elementary–Nelda McGuire–fifth grade bilingual.Milam Elementary–Casandra Contreras–kindergarten.Lamar Early Education Center–Lina Hernandez–pre-k.Jordan Elementary–Byron Baulch–fifth grade Social Studies & Math Enrichment.Johnson Elementary–Naomi Herrera–first grade.Ireland Elementary–Kara Whitten–kindergarten.Hays Elementary–Erika Pocaterra–fifth grade bilingual.Gonzales Elementary–Amy Ortiz–third grade math, science, social studies.Goliad Elementary–Jeanette Ortiz–Physical Education.Fly Elementary–Mandy Clark–fourth grade math.EK Downing Elementary–Rocky Phillips–kindergarten.Dowling Elementary–Candace Ontiveros–kindergarten.Cavazos Elementary–Windy Quilodran–kindergarten.Carver EEC–Karla Gray-Ramirez–Pre-K Dual Language.Cameron Elementary –Diana Tavarez–third grade.Burnet Elementary–Dana Gerber–third grade.Burleson Elementary–Monica Lopez–first grade.Buice Elementary–Mary Linda Carrasco–fifth grade.Blanton Elementary–Jasmine Bryant–fourth grade.Blackshear Elementary–Samantha Hutson–third grade.Austin Elementary–Courtney Hawley–prekindergarten, kindergarten.Alamo Elementary –Jennifer Natividad–pre-k. Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Twitter Facebook WhatsApp TAGSEctor County ISDOutstanding Teachers EducationECISDlast_img read more

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FHFA Releases Q1 Price Index

first_img Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Previous: First-time Buyers Account for 60 Percent of Purchases Next: The Fight Against Blight in Maryland About Author: Brianna Gilpin U.S. house prices rose 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest House Price Index report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The quarter, however, showed the second-lowest increase since the end of 2015 and marked the second straight quarter in which the amount of the increase dropped from the quarter prior.House prices in Q3 of last year rose 1.6 percent; that increase dropped to 1.54 percent in Q4.However, compared to a year prior, house prices were up 6 percent in Q1, and that closely reflects the rate of growth the U.S. housing market has experienced year-over-year in each of the past six quarters. Also, FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for March was up 0.6 percent from February.Year-over-year, house prices rose in the District of Columbia and all states except two: North Dakota and Delaware, though depreciation in each was not even a full percent since last year. Prices in both states were down about 1 percent in Q1 compared to Q4, though North Dakota’s five-year appreciation finished Q1 at almost 30 percent. U.S. price appreciation over the same five-year period was almost 35 percent.Year-over-year, the District of Columbia saw the largest rise in house prices at 14 percent. Colorado, Idaho, and Washington saw increases above 10 percent, while New Hampshire saw prices rise 9.5 percent since last year.Quarter-to-quarter, D.C. again saw the biggest bump in home prices, up almost 6 percent. New Hampshire saw prices rise 4.27 percent over the quarter. Nebraska saw a nearly 3.5 percent rise; and Vermont about 3 percent.Nine states saw prices decrease over the quarter, with Hawaii seeing the largest drop, nearly 2.5 percent. Even so, of the nine census divisions, the Pacific division experienced the strongest increase in the first quarter, posting a 2 percent quarterly increase and a 7.7 percent increase since the first quarter of last year.House price appreciation was weakest in the Middle Atlantic division, where prices rose 1 percent from the last quarter, FHFA reported.Among the 100 largest metros in the U.S., price increases compared to a year ago were greatest in the Grand Rapids area, where prices increased by 13.7 percent.  Prices were weakest in San Francisco area, where they fell 2.5 percent. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: FHFA Price Index Q1 May 24, 2017 1,269 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Releases Q1 Price Index Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago FHFA Price Index Q1 2017-05-24 Brianna Gilpin The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago FHFA Releases Q1 Price Index Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

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