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  • WWE reports record revenue for 2018, 51% jump in operating income

    first_img YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros TAGS2018 WWE RevenueWorld Wrestling EntertainmentWWEWWE 2018 RevenueWWE Revenue SHARE Previous articleKL Rahul makes biggest contribution for Jacob MartinNext articleMessi highest earning footballer; nets nearly double than Ronaldo Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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We expect to balance 2019 revenue growth with investment in strategic areas that extend the moat around our business, enabling us to continue our business transformation and maximise shareholder value.”Also Read: WWE ropes in ex-tennis executive for Consumer Products businessSports content is driving OTT consumption in India: Uday SodhiIn overall revenue records, the company has registered a 58% gain as its international realisation reached at $317.8m from $201.3m in 2017. Another first for WWE to see its international revenue go past the $300 million mark.The increased revenues, according to WWE, were primarily driven by growth in the media sector as it has completed agreements with USA Network (NBCU) and Fox Sports, effective from October 1, 2019. These deals increase the average annual value of WWE’s US distribution to 3.6 times that of the prior deal.Digital engagement also continued to grow in 2018, with video views up 57 per cent to 31.4 billion and hours consumed up to 1.2 billion across digital and social media platforms.There were impressive gains in the fourth quarter as well. According to the report, revenues increased 29% to $272.5 million as against the corresponding period last year. In other quarter 4 highlights operating income nearly doubled to $53.4 million from $27.0 million during the corresponding period a year ago; Adjusted OIBDA1 increased 57% to $64.4 million, exceeding Company guidance and representing an all-time record quarter.WWE Network average paid subscribers2 increased 7% to approximately 1.59 million paid subscribers, consistent with Company guidance.Cash flows generated by operating activities reached $186.7 million and Free Cash Flow totalled $154.4 million as compared to $96.6 million and $71.9 million, respectively, in the prior year period.4 The growth in both measures was primarily due to improved operating performance.Also Read: WWE starts first international performance centre outside USA Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – February 9, 2019 WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Cricket WWE reports record revenue for 2018, 51% jump in operating income Latest Sports News Latest Sports NewsSportWrestlingWWEWWE Business RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Cricket Formula 1 Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket Facebook Twitter American entertainment and media company World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has smashed its revenue records in fiscal 2018.The no holds barred combat sport brand, WWE in its annual financial results for 2018 has announced a revenue increase of 16% and a record $930.2 million earnings. Operating income with an phenomenal 51% jump is reported at un unprecedented $114.5 million – an increase by 31% to $178.9 million in operating income before depreciation and amortisation (OIBDA). WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC finallast_img read more

  • Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) 2000 Annual Report

    first_imgMeikles Limited (MEIK.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw)  2000 annual report.Company ProfileMeikles Limited is an established 100-year old company in Zimbabwe primarily invested in the agriculture, hotels and retail sector. The company operates six business segments; hospitality, retail stores which include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers, and agricultural, financial services and security. Its well-known brands include the Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, TM Supermarkets, Meikles Stores and Tanganda Tea which produces, packs and distributes Zimbabwe’s famous tea brand aswell as Tinga Mira, a bottled spring water brand. Tanganda Tea Company also owns estates that produce avocados and macadamia nuts. Meikles Limited has department stores in three major cities in Zimbabwe which includes Barbours department store in Harare; and has a national footprint with 50 retail stores in towns and cities throughout Zimbabwe. Meikles Limited recently expanded into the mining and guarding sector and owns Meikles Centar Mining and Meikles Guard Services (Private) Limited in Zimbabwe. Meikles Financial Services offers mobile financial solutions and bill payment services to the retail and commercial sector in Zimbabwe; under the brand name My Cash. Meikles Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • 3 UK dividend stocks yielding 6%+ to buy now

    first_img See all posts by Roland Head We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Image source: Getty Images. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Roland Head owns shares of Imperial Brands and Polymetal International. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Last week, I wrote about a FTSE 100 dividend share with an 8% yield that I’d buy now. In this piece, I want to look at three more high-yielding UK dividend stocks.All three companies are expected to deliver a cash return of at least 6% this year. They’re all stocks I’d be happy to buy as long-term holdings for my income portfolio.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…A 6.5% income from gold?Shares in FTSE 100 gold miner Polymetal International (LSE: POLY) have risen by nearly 15% since I last covered the stock in March. My view hasn’t changed though. I continue to hold the stock and see this Russia-based group as a good way to benefit from the strong market for gold.Polymetal benefits from all-inclusive mining costs of less than $1,000 per gold ounce. With gold trading at nearly $1,900 per ounce, as I write, it’s easy to see why the company’s generating plenty of cash at the moment.Management is targeting modest production growth over the next 18 months, but the main attraction for me is the stock’s forecast yield of 6.5%. In my view, this looks comfortably affordable at the moment. The main risk is that a gold price slump could cause future payouts to fall.However, I’m comfortable with this risk, given Polymetal’s low costs and good scale. This dividend stock is still a buy for me.An unloved 8.6% yieldTobacco group Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) is one of the cheapest stocks in the FTSE 100. The company’s shares trade on just 6.5 times 2021 forecast earnings and offer a dividend yield of 8.6%.The risks are obvious enough. Tobacco is dangerous and highly regulated. Smoking rates in European markets — where Imperial sells most — are falling. I think there’s a risk that, at some point, selling cigarettes could become unviable in some countries.However, I don’t expect this to happen for many years, if at all. Right now, Imperial’s performance is improving under its new chief executive. The company’s high-profit margins and strong cash generation are supporting an attractive dividend.As a shareholder, I think the Imperial’s valuation already reflects the likely risks facing the business. I’d be happy to buy more at current levels.A below-the-radar dividend stockMy final choice is a FTSE 100 share, but it isn’t a household name. Phoenix Group (LSE: PHNX) is a life insurer that buys ‘closed books’ of insurance policies from other insurers and then runs them to maturity.Phoenix is now the biggest player in this market in the UK. I’ve followed this business for several years and it’s been a reliable performer. In my experience, management forecasts are generally accurate and cash generation is strong, funding a 6.5% dividend yield.The business came through last year’s market crash without much difficulty. The main risk I can see is that Phoenix might struggle to keep growing. To address this, the company has recently gained the right to use the Standard Life brand. This will help increase the company’s sales of new insurance policies.Insurance businesses have quite complex financials, but I’m comfortable with Phoenix’s track record. This is a dividend stock I’d be happy to buy and forget for a few years. 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. 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. 3 UK dividend stocks yielding 6%+ to buy now The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… Roland Head | Saturday, 12th June, 2021 | More on: IMB PHNX POLY last_img read more

  • House of Deputies president’s opening remarks to Executive Council

    first_img [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings Oct. 15 presented her opening remarks to the Executive Council at its first meeting of the triennium.The following is the text of her remarks:The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of DeputiesOpening Remarks to Executive CouncilNew Brunswick, New Jersey (Diocese of New Jersey)October 15, 2012Good morning.There’s an old British saying I’ve had in mind these past few months: Start as you mean to go on. And since I was elected in July, that’s what I’ve been trying to do.Now, in case you are aspiring to be the President of the House of Deputies one day, let me warn you about one thing: You don’t get much of a vacation after General Convention. It was a very busy summer of appointing leaders to commissions, committees, agencies and boards (CCABs). The energy and enthusiasm of young leaders that we all witnessed at General Convention resulted in a bumper crop of nearly 750 nominations of clergy and lay people for 142 positions.After months of work and counsel from some wonderful wise people, I announced my appointments to standing commissions and joint standing committees of General Convention and committees of the House of Deputies on October 3. I’m very pleased to tell you that 66 percent of those appointed will be serving on a CCAB for the first time. Twenty-eight percent are people of color. Thirty percent are under age 40, and nearly half—47 percent—are under age 50. The median age of our new CCAB members is 52, which is five years younger than the median age of all Episcopalians in 2010. And I’ve even got a bishop on my council of advice.Start as you mean to go on.Later in this meeting, you will review and confirm or elect the appointments and nominations that the Presiding Bishop and I have made to committees of Executive Council. Those names reflect the same commitment to young, diverse leadership as my earlier round of appointments.Bishop Katharine and I have had the opportunity to meet in New York several times since July, and when she returned from her sabbatical at the beginning of October, we began the stimulating and collaborative process of making our nominations to the structure task force mandated by Resolution C095. We’re not done yet, but we’ve made plenty of progress and even had some fun. Nearly 450 names came to us for the structure task force. I am grateful for the warm welcome and collegiality of the Presiding Bishop and members of her staff during these past few months and for their assistance as I learn the ropes. Thank you, Bishop Katharine.Start as you mean to go on.So the table is nearly set. But the dining room—really, the whole house in which we’ll gather for the meal—looks a whole lot different. As wonderful as I think the people are who have accepted appointments, simply appointing a new crop of leaders to populate old structures won’t do us much good. And as much confidence as I have in the yet-to-be-named structure task force, we can’t sit around waiting for three years for that group to think big thoughts, write a wise report, and save the Episcopal Church.Perhaps you saw last week’s survey from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life? One-fifth of people in the United States, and one-third of adults under 30, are religiously unaffiliated. And, as the report points out, “With few exceptions…the unaffiliated say they are not looking for a religion that would be right for them. Overwhelmingly, they think that religious organizations are too concerned with money and power, too focused on rules and too involved in politics.”Nothing—no structure task force, no evangelism campaign, no mission initiative—is going to save the Episcopal Church that those of us over age 50 remember from our childhoods. But doing all of those things and more, in new ways, will allow us to create a new Episcopal Church.So we need to start practicing restructuring right now. In our case, as Executive Council members, I think that means we’re called to give up some of our old ways of doing things, give up some of our power to make room for new leaders, and give up some of our entrenched positions to see if we can’t just make practicing restructuring look a lot like practicing resurrection. I think that’s the most important thing I will say today.Start as you mean to go on.We need to start the new triennium’s work by adopting healthy ways of working together. I love top ten lists—you can find my first top ten list for deputies on the House of Deputies website—and here’s my top ten list for Executive Council:10. We’re here to serve the church, not the other way around.9. Be kind. If you wouldn’t say it face-to-face, don’t say it on social media.8. No whining. We are each enormously privileged to be able to serve in this way.7. No triangles. Bishop Katharine and I have pledged to each other that we won’t do that. If you’re unhappy with me, come to me about it. I promise I’ll do the same for you.6. Be leaders. The Church has elected us to serve as leaders.5. Bring your whole and authentic self to serving on Executive Council. As Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”4. Get to know the staff and work with them. They are enormously gifted and want to offer their passion and expertise for the good of the Church.3. If you don’t understand something, ask a question. If something isn’t clear to you, it’s a sure bet it’s not clear to someone else as well.2. Remember that we and the people we serve are the beloved children of God – made in His image, redeemed by His Son, and strengthened by the Holy Spirit.1. And finally, start as you mean to go on.Now, I know we’re straining to get to committees so we can harness all of this new energy and resolve. But I have one piece of business left. We’re ushering in a big group of new leaders in this triennium, but we’re bidding farewell to one leader whose jackets will be impossible to fill. I’d like to close this morning by presenting the first House of Deputies Medal to the Rev. Canon Dr. Gregory S. Straub, who retires as General Convention executive officer on January 1 after nearly eight years and three General Conventions.I first met Gregory in 1998 at a Roman Catholic retreat center in Sierra Madre, California. He was a participant in the third CREDO conference for clergy and I was a faculty member. We became fast friends and have remained so to this day.For many years, Gregory has served the Episcopal Church with distinction, common sense, good humor, and steadfast devotion. He was a consummate parish priest serving Emmanuel Church in Chestertown, Maryland for 30 years, and when he sought my counsel about the position of executive officer, I told him he was born for that job. He served as the secretary of the Convention of the Diocese of Easton for 23 years as well as secretary of numerous boards and organizations. He is precise, he is attentive to detail, and he goes about his work in such a way that order is born out of chaos. He keeps track.Some people might say that Gregory’s sense of sartorial splendor is his most unique gift to the Church. Certainly there are a number of Gregory wannabes as you can see from one of the pictures. Just a few days ago, in fact, I heard of a young man of 13 who is attending a dance. He asked to go shopping for a bow tie. You see, he had witnessed classic taste and grace in the person of Gregory at General Convention, and he knew exactly what sense of style he wished to emulate.But if you think Gregory’s sartorial splendor is his greatest gift, you would be wrong. Gregory’s greatest gifts are these: his love of the Episcopal Church, his integrity and strength of character, his ability to size up situations and people and make good decisions, his devotion to friends and colleagues, his perceptive mind and deep appreciation of history and tradition, his wickedly dry sense of humor, not to mention his ability to travel the world by rail, sea and air (in that order of preference) and find something fascinating about each place he visits.For all of these reasons, in recognition of his distinguished service to the House of Deputies and the Episcopal Church he loves so dearly, and with gratitude for his friendship, wisdom, and counsel, I am pleased to award the inaugural House of Deputies Medal to Gregory Straub. Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release House of Deputies president’s opening remarks to Executive Council Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL President of the House of Deputies In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books October 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm Thank you changing the tone in making your “start”.Thank you for the gracious thank you to Gregory Straub, that represents the sentiments of the HOD so well. Executive Council, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Comments (1) Associate Rector Columbus, GA center_img Suzanne Foucault says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Oct 15, 2012 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Executive Council October 2012, Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

  • Sandy reflections: ‘Held in the bonds of love by the…

    first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Hurricane Sandy Rector Washington, DC The outsides of many abandoned homes, such as this one in Little Egg Harbor, do not look as if they were damaged by Sandy. However, flooding has wrecked their interiors. Photo: Church of the Holy SpiritEditors’ note: A year ago today, Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy set to reeling a large part of the East Coast of the United States. At least 147 people died in the Atlantic basin because of the storm; of that number 72 were killed in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. Sandy caused an estimated $65.7 billion in damage, including destroying or damaging 650,000 homes and damaging hundreds of thousands of businesses. Episcopal News Service invited seven people to reflect on their experience of Sandy, what lessons they and their faith communities learned and what challenges they still face. All seven reflections are available here.[Episcopal News Service] People and places all along the Eastern seaboard were “like fish taken in a cruel net” (Ecclesiastes 9.12). In Tuckerton/Little Egg Harbor, our list of impacted families totaled one-third of our average Sunday attendance. Southern Ocean County, New Jersey had whole neighborhoods which were washed away. In the first days, we connected mostly with each other, providing reassurance that no one was alone and all were safe. Yet, in the face of that devastation and darkness, we quickly noticed another more positive net holding us tightly. We were held together, then and now, by “the kingdom of heaven (which) is like a net that was thrown into the sea” (Matthew 13.47).People we knew; our bishop, clergy and parishes away from the storm, friends and family reached us immediately. Just as quickly, strangers, most bearing the name Christian, arrived in droves to help; others sent cash or things for our use. We were noticeably held in the bonds of love by the people of Jesus. We learned that existing relationships among the clergy and lay people from various churches formed a strong base for emergency response and long term recovery activity.The Rev. Martha McKee is vicar of Church of the Holy Spirit in Tuckerton, New Jersey.We saw that we could share the work: One church hosted visiting recovery teams and another took lunch out each day to the streets. Our church specialized in food; quickly reopening the food pantries and supplying food for workers. Congregations near and far supported our efforts, blurring denominational lines. We coordinated with the rector of the Church of the Holy Innocents’, Beach Haven to provide a place for that congregation to worship and plan. We saw that none of us, individually or as congregations, worked alone. We were part of a network created by Christ and worked out among his people.Our area will be permanently changed by Superstorm Sandy. Many neighborhoods are largely vacant, increasingly plagued by crime. Families of renters have left the area, decreasing our school populations. Many elderly people were financially ruined by the loss of their home, which was their major asset. Stored possessions are being lost and damaged as time goes on.Our experience of the kingdom bonds that hold God’s people together now informs the ministries of our congregation and other churches here. Long-term recovery/housing restoration in our area is being led by the Lighthouse Alliance Community Church. We are working together to see that the storm survivors in our area are able to live in their homes again. Substantial funding has flowed through the local ministerium from our diocese and Episcopal Relief& Development, the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program, Robin Hood Foundation and other sources.Our annual CROP Walk was moved to October 27 with an intention to recognize the help we received this year. Through this walk, the Soles for the Harvest MGD event, and other actions; we are beginning to give back some of the care and money that was shared with us.Five Episcopal churches in the Long Beach Island area have begun meeting to develop stronger support of one another. The next disaster will find us more closely connected to one another.Our awareness of our kingdom connections is the greatest blessing of the past year. Mindful of the net of love that connects us, we are looking to improve our abilities to do the duty of all Christians: “….to follow Christ; …worship …work, pray and give for the spread of the kingdom of God” (Book of Common Prayer).— The Rev. Martha McKee is vicar of Church of the Holy Spirit in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ center_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Sandy reflections: ‘Held in the bonds of love by the people of Jesus’ By Martha McKeePosted Oct 29, 2013 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

  • Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes

    first_img M+E Engineers: 2013 CopySocial Housing•Le Havre, France “COPY” SCCV Coté Docks-Nacarat Architects: Philippe Dubus Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes Projects SIBAT ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/534116/housing-in-le-havre-phd-architectes Clipboard photographs:  Sergio GraziaPhotographs:  Sergio Grazia Save this picture!© Sergio Grazia+ 28 Share Area:  4745 m² Area:  4745 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Quantity Surveyor: center_img 2013 CopyAbout this officePhilippe Dubus ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingLe HavreResidentialFrancePublished on August 06, 2014Cite: “Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes” 06 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Housing in Le Havre / PHD ArchitectesSave this projectSaveHousing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes Year:  Year:  France Project Manager: Social Housing SIBAT ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/534116/housing-in-le-havre-phd-architectes Clipboard City Hall Architect:Bruno FortierBudget:6,7 M Euros HTLabel:BBCCity:Le HavreCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sergio GraziaRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Located in the Docks du Havre (76) area, this private ownership, 65-unit congregate housing project renews the venue’s gradually disappearing authenticity. It highlights a few snatches of the old, e.g. this small corner-building that the new building encloses, while expressing its contemporaneous signature with concrete and metallic casing. Following on an initial housing project on the same site, this latest project continues the idea of varying housing types: town houses, stacked dwellings and congregate housing, all of which comes together on three visual levels with unified metallic casing that magnifies Le Havre’s maritime light.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaVery near the Bains des Docks, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the terrain is located in Le Havre’s port area across from the Vatine wet docks. To give the architects direction architect/town-planner Bruno Fortier developed a dialectic between «heavy» and «light» while the project specifications maintained certain historical notes that hallmarked the past and kept it from becoming just another modern commercial development.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaFour years after initial work done on this venue by the agency, the watchword remained the same, i.e. bring out the local industrial past by accenting its rough material aspects through the use of concrete and metal. A small corner building has been preserved on this site, making it a reference to the past while still part of a very modern design project. But the real booster of the project is its seascape views and the commercial port. The project had to rise. Overlying a high water table, the agency had to put parking garages, businesses and community areas at ground level on a concrete pedestal that automatically lifted the project into the air. This base weds the shape of the preserved corner building. So as not to bury this historical landmark with dominating surroundings, the encircling building heights were lowered and harmonized with its shape. The base then extends gently upwards to raised gardens.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaThe program encompasses several formats: from studios to 5-room flats, from town houses to small congregate housing with many permutations in-between. The whole is unified by winding pathways in the central garden that enhance conviviality among residents. Both streets are highlighted by six-storey congregate housing buildings. On the dock side there is a low-lying path connecting the existing building to the intermediary housing and two residential floors accessed by passageways. The garden is ringed by town houses. The housing is accessed in several ways: elevators and stairways from the street or the different parking garage levels and hallways and verandas to welcome residents to the intermediary housing. This diversity of access and the varying scales lend the project its highly urbanized style.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaThe compact plots of the congregate housing are based on a simple principle, i.e. two small units around a central core are framed by two bigger units (3 or 5 rooms) gable-fashion. The biggest units run from right to left and vice- versa every two storeys, creating a staggered, three-layered, stacked facade that affords maximum views. Starting with the three-room units, each enjoys a terrace or a recessed balcony, with the 4- and 5-room units having two. The unit interiors are organized simply with day living spaces (living room, dining room) and night space (bedrooms) surrounding the technical area that includes kitchens and bathrooms.Save this picture!DetailThe project’s volume mass and simplicity contrast with the envelope’s lightness, which is especially sophisticated given the program it encompasses. The outside insulation over the bare concrete is protected by a first sound- and water-proof skin to which the metallic cladding is attached. This called for very precise layout and implementation. The regular perforation pattern is repeated identically on all facades. The recessed balconies can be hidden by sliding trellises—a permutation of the bedroom shutters—that disappear behind the cladding. From the outside the building thus reflects the sky and its surroundings.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaDespite a tight budget and thanks to the promoter’s trust, the agency was able to deliver a complex project in the finest detail without sacrificing the units’ comfort, the quality of public spaces or the sustainability of the mate- rials used. This fruitful co-operation wasn’t just a one-off affair, for with the same team the agency also delivered a housing estate in Tourcoing in 2006 and the Bois Habité project (Euralille 2) in 2007, both of which were nominated for the Prix de l’Equerre d’Argent. Despite the economically straitened times, the Le Havre housing project sold out quickly, and its residents are delighted with it.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaProject gallerySee allShow lessB-AND-BEE Introduces Honeycomb Campsites for FestivalsArchitecture NewsHeydar Aliyev International Airport Baku / AutobanSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Le Havre, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

  • Low-wage workers go on strike, fight for $15

    first_imgDes Moines, IowaOn Labor Day workers in the Hawkeye State rallied for $15 an hour and a union.The Service Employees Union (SEIU) and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement are organizing Iowa workers in the Fight for $15 and preparing them for future battles in the class war being waged across the state. Earlier this year, a series of anti-worker laws enacted by the state was met with fierce opposition by workers.Two Des Moines rallies took place early on Labor Day — one for fast food workers and the other for health care workers. The demonstrations were part of a national day of action in over 400 U.S. cities. Iowa CCI Executive Director Hugh Espey told WW it was “a great day” for holding corporate power accountable and showing community support for Iowa’s workers and their right to organize. (tinyurl.com/y7ukjf9b)Fast food workersThe first demonstration was a strike at a Burger King. At 6 a.m., 42 fast food workers from Burger King, McDonald’s and Subway joined nearly 200 community allies in a solidarity demonstration.The night before at 11 p.m., BK workers in Ankeny, Iowa, went on strike. The workers are not being paid overtime while being short-staffed and forced to work in a hot environment with poor air-conditioning. Shift manager Jake Laun told the Des Moines Register that workers deserve better wages, better bonuses and better working conditions. (Sept. 4)Sonia Mae Sayers, who participated in the day of action, is a 54-year-old McDonald’s employee in Des Moines. Despite over 20 years’ experience in the industry, her hourly wage is only $8.50. In an op-ed in the Sept. 1 Des Moines Register, Sayers wrote: “We need to stand together and use our power in numbers to make sure that corporations and our politicians listen.” (tinyurl.com/y8zakjs8)Although she receives health care through the state, Sayers noted that many co-workers “fall through the cracks” and “millions of underpaid workers” receive no health care whatsoever. “Together, with our allies, we have the power to push back on lawmakers and corporations who have stacked the deck in their favor. We have the power to ensure every person can live a healthy life and dignity on their job.”Health care workersNearly 300 people rallied in solidarity with health care workers at the second demonstration at 8 a.m. Like many Midwest states, Iowa has seen a decrease in manufacturing while the health care industry has boomed.According to the SEIU, Unity Point Health with over 8,000 employees and Mercy Medical Center with over 7,000 are the second and third largest private employers in the region. In 2015 the hospital industry in Des Moines made over $236 million in profits.Health care workers are denied a living wage and adequate benefits despite the massive profits garnered by health care companies. The National Employment Law Project reports that while 1.3 million hospital jobs were added since 2011, 71 per­cent of those jobs pay less than $15 an hour.SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry stated: “Hospitals are the biggest employers in many cities and generate enormous revenues. There is no excuse for them to keep wages so low that thousands of their nursing assistants, housekeepers, and dietary workers live in poverty.” (USA Today, Aug. 31)Tacoma, Wash., hospital worker and SEIU Local 199 NW member Candy King said, “Some workers have to work one or two extra jobs in order to make ends meet because their wages are so low. That is really shameful and terrible for both the workers and the patients they care for.” (SEIU press release)The struggle must continueThe term “living wage” is not hyperbole. A 2016 report in the American Journal of Public Health found that “a $15 minimum wage could have prevented 2,800-5,500 premature deaths between 2008 and 2012” in New York City alone. The study concluded, “Most of these avertable deaths would be realized in lower-income communities, in which residents are predominantly people of color.” (May 6, 2016)Iowa’s $7.25 minimum wage is less than half a proper living wage. The struggle continues!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Purdue Survey Confirms Decline in Indiana Farmland Values

    first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Survey Confirms Decline in Indiana Farmland Values Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Aug 9, 2015 Name Sym Last Change Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 All quotes are delayed snapshots SHARE SHARE Previous articleSunday OutlookNext articleThirty-one Years at the Fair, That’s A Lot of Corn Dogs Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Facebook Twitter Results of a new Purdue University survey show farmland values across Indiana fell in the past year, in line with a slight pullback analysts anticipated after a decade-long rally.“The results are about what we expected,” said Michael Langemeier, Purdue agricultural economist and farmland value specialist. “There were no large surprises.”According to the Purdue Land Value and Cash Rent Survey, prices for the state’s top-quality farmland declined by 5.1 percent, from an average of $9,765 an acre in 2014 to $9,266 this year. Farmland considered to be of average quality fell by 3.8 percent, from $7,976 to $7,672, and prices for low-quality land fell 4.8 percent, from $6,160 to $5,863.It was the first time since 2009 that all three classes of farmland declined in value in the same year.Values fell in all parts of the state except the 10 counties in southwest Indiana, where prices rose by 13 percent for the best available farmland.“It was interesting to see land values actually increase there,” Langemeier said. “I think this is the result of the very strong corn and soybean yields in the region last year.”Declines were steepest in areas where farmland prices have traditionally been highest, such as the west-central part of the state, where prices for the most productive land dropped by 11.5 percent.Cash rents also fell statewide – by 2.4 percent for top-quality farmland, 1.3 percent for average land and 2.2 percent for poor land.This was the first year since 1999 that cash rents declined in all three categories.Experts attributed the declines to several factors, including lower commodity prices, which make farming less profitable, and the potential for higher interest rates. When interest rates are low, land prices tend to go up because it becomes cheaper to borrow money to buy real estate.Nearly half of the survey respondents, 48 percent, said they expected farmland values to continue to decline over the next five years with commodity prices remaining lower over the period.The survey was conducted in June by Craig L. Dobbins, professor of agricultural economics, and research associate Kim Cook. More than 200 farm managers, appraisers, land brokers, loan officers, Purdue Extension educators, farmers and other agribusiness professionals were interviewed.The full report is available at https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Pages/Purdue-Agricultural-Economics-Report.aspx. Source: Purdue News Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Purdue Survey Confirms Decline in Indiana Farmland Values Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

  • Some Indiana Farmers Finding Disappointing Soybean Yields

    first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Oct 5, 2020 SHARE Some Indiana Farmers Finding Disappointing Soybean Yields Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Some Indiana Farmers Finding Disappointing Soybean Yields Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2020/10/becks-yield-check-100620-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It’s time for another Yield Check from Beck’s. How are soybean yields looking in northern Indiana?“There’s good and bad,” says Beck’s Field Sales Agronomist Travis Burnett. “I’d say overall I think most guys are maybe a little disappointed now that they’re into the beans compared to how they looked early in the year.”He points to August when we had very dry weather across much of the state.“I’d say most of those areas where it got dry, mid-40s is kind of a number that I’m hearing a lot of, 40 to 45-bushel soybeans there where it got really dry in August. However, those places where you were lucky enough to catch rain, I’ve heard field averages in the 70s and 80s. So, it’s really all over the board.”Burnett says Green Stem Syndrome is also impacting some fields in northern Indiana.“Anytime we abort pods late into the reproductive stages, we’ll have a higher percentage of those green stems. So, essentially, there’s a bunch of energy that has nowhere to go. It’s called a source-sink relationship. When there are no pods, there’s nowhere to put all that energy and that energy gets stored in the stem. So, that’s why you’re seeing a lot of that. Typically, if you pull one of those plants, you’ll see there’s very few pods on those plants that have green stems and that’s what’s causing that.”Weather last week was not conducive to harvesting soybeans due to cloudy and rainy conditions, so many moved over to corn. Burnett says corn yields have been very good for the most part.“Again, in the very droughty parts of the state, up in northwest Indiana in the sandier soils, they’re always a week away from a drought up there it seems like, so again where they didn’t catch rain there it burnt up pretty quick and yields are not great, but that’s pretty much par for the course for that area. Other places of the state, I’d say we’re above average corn yields most other places. A lot of 200+ bushel corn up to 240 to 250 in some of the better areas of the state.”Beck’s is dedicated to serving a community of farmers who love what they do and are proud to be farmers at heart. Learn more at beckshybrids.com. Previous articleStimulus Talks Remain Hopeful Before ElectionNext articleSome Indiana Farmers Finding Disappointing Soybean Yields on the HAT Tuesday Podcast Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

  • Media censorship facilitates Thai military coup

    first_img to go further Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News After the failure of talks between the opposing political factions, the Thai army announced in a nationally televised message yesterday that it was taking control of the government “in order for the country to return to normality quickly.” The television networks are now limited to relaying news and information from the army (see video). Foreign network transmissions have been blocked nationwide. Thai Public Broadcasting Service (TPBS), a public network, tried to broadcast its programs via YouTube, but was shut down by military personnel, who then arrested the network’s deputy director, Wanchai Tantiwithayapitak. May 12, 2021 Find out more May 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media censorship facilitates Thai military coup News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar ThailandAsia – Pacific ThailandAsia – Pacific RSF_en Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information June 12, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Thailand August 21, 2020 Find out more The announcement came after four more TV stations (including Voice TV and Hot TV) and six community radio stations yesterday joined the list of 10 TV stations previously closed by the military.Political comments by analysts and academics have been partially banned, while programmes in which commentators participate cannot be broadcast live. At the end of the day, the soldiers stationed outside certain news media received orders to leave, but without giving these media permission to resume broadcasting freely.In their eighth official communiqué, the armed forces told social networks that to avoid closure, they should remove “distorted” content or content liable to “cause misunderstanding or fuel conflicts.” Together with the Peace and Order Maintaining Command (POMC), a new entity created by the military, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) invited Internet Service Providers to form a group with the job of censoring the Internet. The NBTC said only content affecting “public order and peace” would be censored, to avoid violating fundamental freedoms.“We are outraged by the way the military took control of the media with what now turns out to have been the aim of misleading the public and facilitating its coup d’état,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“After forcing TV stations to broadcast its press releases and saying it did not intend to seize power, the army is now trying to silence all criticism by suppressing independent reporting and unfavourable comments in the media and on the Internet. We call for the immediate end to these censorship policies and the lifting of all the repressive measures adopted since 20 May.”Four media associations – the Thai Journalists Association, the Thai Broadcasting Journalists Association, the National Press Council of Thailand and the News Broadcasting Council of Thailand – issued a joint statement calling on the POMC to reconsider its censorship orders and urging journalists to be careful and responsible in their news coverage.The announcement of the military takeover came two days after the declaration of martial law on 20 May, when soldiers stormed into at least ten TV stations and ordered them to stop broadcasting to prevent “distorted” reports. Amid turmoil and opposition protests often targeting news media last December, Reporters Without Borders did an evaluation of the state of media freedom in Thailand and the threats to its news providers. It concluded by urging the security forces and protesters not to target journalists and media workers, regardless of the political position of the media employing them.Thailand is ranked 130th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five yearslast_img read more