Betfred scores partnerships with England’s rugby league teams

first_img Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Marketing Betfred scores partnerships with England’s rugby league teams AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Betfred’s logo will appear on the lower back of the jerseys of all three England teams throughout 2021. The agreement will see Betfred become a partner of England’s men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams for the 2021 tournament, which is set to take place in England from 23 October to 27 November. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Marketingcenter_img 17th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher “It’s such an exciting time for our men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams as they prepare to play World Cups on home soil.” “Following our very successful association with Rugby League at all levels in recent years, Betfred are delighted to become an official partner of the England men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams for the Rugby League World Cup in 2021,” Betfred boss Fred Done said. The operator has a long-term affiliation with rugby league in England, having served as title sponsor of the Super League since 2017, while it also has deals in place with the Championship, League 1 and the Women’s Super League. Gambling operator Betfred has agreed a deal to become an official partner of all three England national rugby league teams, ahead of next year’s World Cup. Tags: Betfred Rugby League English Rugby Football League chief commercial officer Mark Foster added: “Betfred have been outstanding sponsors for Rugby League for the last four years, and it’s fantastic that they will now extend that support to our England teams in 2021.last_img read more

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Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgGlobal Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGlobal Spectrum Energy Services Plc is an integrated oil and gas offshore support vessel services company in Nigeria with business interests in the key oil and gas producing areas in West Africa. The company provides oilfield support services which include maritime security, maritime training, subsea construction, fleet operations, cable surveys, dam inspections and search and recovery. The operations of the marine services division and security systems division of Global Spectrum Energy Services concentrate on developing countries in West Africa such as Nigeria, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc offers services for vessel design and manufactures and sells a range of maritime lubricants in Nigeria under the brand name Aegean Marine Petroleum. It is the leading global bunker physical supplier of marine petroleum and provides a full range of mineral and synthetic lubricants to all major and minor ports in the world. The company also serve as intermediaries and agents for organisations seeking partnerships in these regions. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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3 top LSE shares I’d buy for 2020

first_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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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 The London stock exchange is packed with opportunities. For example, I’d be keen to buy shares in the three companies below.Power Solutions Modular power generator provider Aggreko (LSE: AGK) is listed in the FTSE 250 index and the valuation looks attractive, to me. With the share price close to 855p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for 2020 sits just below 14 and the anticipated dividend yield is around 3.3%.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…The directors have done a good job of holding the dividend broadly flat since 2015, despite a general decline in earnings. The good news is that City analysts following the firm predict rising earnings this year and a modest single-digit percentage increase in the dividend. It seems to me that trading could have stabilised after the wind-down experienced by the firm after higher-than-normal demand during the period around the London Olympics in 2012.The share-price chart tells the story, with a big drop in the price since 2012. But there’s a nice, flat consolidation pattern since the beginning of 2018, which encourages me. In November, the company reported steady trading in line with the directors’ expectations, so expect earnings and the dividend to rise from here.Fast-moving consumer goodsThe FTSE 100’s Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB) operates in the areas of health, hygiene, post-natal and home products. And generally, consistent cash flow has been driven by the success of the firm’s many popular brands.However, earnings and dividends have been slipping a little lately, and the shares have been trading below the highs set in mid-2017 ever since then. But the operational problems are being addressed by the management team, and I’m optimistic that they will prove to be temporary.Meanwhile, the valuation looks more attractive than it has done for quite a while. A slightly murky outlook can work wonders for finding value among high-quality companies, so we could be seeing a decent opportunity with Reckitt Benckiser right now.With the share price at 6,226p, the forward-looking price-to-earnings ratio is just over 19 for 2020 and the anticipated dividend yield is a little over 2.7%. That’s not a bargain-basement valuation, but I reckon it qualifies as being a fair price for a business with a decent underlying business.Premium alcoholic drinksPremium alcoholic drinks producer Diageo (LSE: DGE) is known for its brands such as Guinness, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray and others. They sell well, customers keep coming back for more, and the company’s cash inflow tends to grow every year.Such attractive characteristics are good for the dividend, which has been going up too. City analysts expect further progress in the current trading year to June 2020 and again the year after that. We are talking about mid-to-high single-digit percentage increases in both earnings and the dividend. Diageo is trading and growing well, just as we have become used to over the years.With the share price at 3,279p, it’s down a little from its highs of last summer, but not by much. Meanwhile, the forward-looking earnings multiple for the trading year to June 2021 is just over 22 and the anticipated dividend yield is around 2.3%. No super bargain on offer here, but this is a great, high-quality business and I’d be tempted to pay up, then hold the shares for the long term. 3 top LSE shares I’d buy for 2020 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. Image source: Getty Images. 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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Proposed liturgies honor creation, offer Daily Office alternatives

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Dick Gritz says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Carl Marinelli says: May 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm The grape juice issue is a big one for Native American ministries where there is a painful history around alcohol for many families. There were apparently already sensitive conversations happening under the leadership of Bishop Anderson on this issue since the 1980’s at South Dakota’s Niobrara Convocation, a traditional Lakota/Dakota Episcopal gathering that has served as an engine of a lot of culturally sensitive ministry in their Diocese (you can read an account here: http://theroadtopromise.com/tortured-water) .I know the Catholic church is pretty strict about this, but also that many Episcopal churches offer grape juice and gluten-free options to help those unable to safely partake (my communities in Boston, for example had to be especially sensitive given our work with street communities). I’d be curious to learn more about those Lambeth precedents, and what institutional or theological barriers are related this issue but it seems encouraging Bishops and Dioceses to use flexible discretion to serve the urgent needs of their communities without requiring one extreme or the other.Kieran Conroy, MDiv Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH April 26, 2012 at 4:29 pm Yes, there is a liturgy for deconsecrating a church in the Book of Occasional Services, called “Secularizing a Consecrated Building.” Andy Hook says: Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK April 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm I was inspired to read of the vigor of those carrying out the mission of the SCLM. We owe them great thanks for what they have accomplished thus far for the liturgy and music of our Episcopal Church. They are certainly helping us live into the name Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society! The comment by the Rev. Jennifer Phillips lamenting the lack of use of the Daily Offices in the life of the Church should resonate with us all. Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release April 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm I understand that we are a liturgical church, but does all of this liturgy undermine the use of extemporaneous prayer. I have seen paralysis set in with the absence of a printed liturgy. I would hope that our membership could respond prayerfully to circumstances not anticipated and addressed with published liturgy. April 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm I am delighted to learn of the development of liturgies for the blessing of gardens and of animals. Having searched for and developing both on my own in the last five years, guidance from more learned and gifted liturgists than I is welcome. I am also delighted to hear that they won’t be moving forward with Holy Women, Holy Men for another triennium. It needs considerable work and I would hope that SCLM would take into consideration the thoughtful feedback received on their blog over the last few years. April 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm In this marvelous age of immediate usage via the Internet, it would be wonderful if any of the proposed Liturgies approved for trial use at the forthcoming General Convention could be made immediately available. I am thinking especially of a Rite for the Blessing of Animals as well as an appropriate Rite for the Burial of a pet. I know of a retired UCC colleague who is in constant demand to officiate at the Burial of a pet, At a small nearby city, the Annual Blessing of Pets has become a community event centered in the gazebo of a public park with horses and every other possible pet. At one congregation I attended among over a dozen visited in traveling west from Ottawa to Vancouver and back through the States, I was reduced to tears of joy in seeing a pet parrot remain on a chorister’s shoulder as she knelt to receive the Blessed Sacrament. Our God of all creation speaks to us especially at such happenings! Liturgy & Music April 27, 2012 at 9:57 am I am very curious as to why any informed Anglican would question or “be unhappy about” the inclusion of Calvinists – or Calvin himself – in Holy Women, Holy Men! Those of us who still read the Thirty-Nine Articles understand that the Anglican Church was indeed founded on Calvinist principles. I guess the inclusion of that old Calvinist Thomas Cranmer is a source of of these folks’ “unhappiness!” Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY April 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm Honestly, I was disappointed that the SCLM has decided to not recommend an optional Creation season. When you say we are “in this time of a lot of ferment and anxiety” I have found that the issue of caring and being good stewards of the environment is a unifying practice. Given the recent pastoral letter from the House of Bishops concerning stewardship of the environment and the highly successful international webcast about the intersection of the poor and the environment initiated by TEC, I say that creation care and economic justice together is an important ministry for the Church right now. I appreciate the SCLM’s work on the more traditional days to address this issue, Rogation Days, St Francis Day et. al.; but a short optional season for Creation (during the long ordinary time) would offer an opportunity for a focused teaching season to address environmental issues. Frankly, I would not use the option if it would stir up anxiety in the community of if my Bishop said no. But, at the same time I know that younger members of the Church are ripe for a season to address environmental stewardship issues that are very close to their generation…. let’s talk about their anxiety! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 the Rev’d Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton says: Frank Edmands says: Comments are closed. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service April 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm In theory all liturgies honor the Creator for they should be done in Jesus’ name. April 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm I am disappointed that the Creation Season liturgies will not be offered even on a trial or optional basis for those congregations who would like to use them. We have been creating our own for the past three years (from a website in New Zealand and other choices) and were looking forward to what our national church might offer. April 26, 2012 at 4:29 pm There is already a deconsecration liturgy for church buildings, I believe in the Book of Occasional Services. Submit a Job Listing Kieran Conroy says: May 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm Also, I love the idea of community processions, what a dynamic opportunity for witness and healing prayer for our communities. Been contriversal talk in the media of some aggressive “New Apostolic” groups “claiming cities” in aggressive forms of “spiritual warfare”- but there are wonderful precedents in the English and Celtic liturgical traditions for gentler forms of prayer to honor our culturally and eccumenically sensitive mission as Anglicans. Was blessed to lead a “Church in the Park” for a few years for the Crossing, Boston in the Common, and we’ve been pondering outdoor forms of prayer for the Tri-Faith Episcopal community here in Omaha, NE.It would also be really neat to see ways to complement and learn from existing “liturgies of the street” like the masses held in many cities by the Ekklesia movement for and by homeless communities. (begun in the Episcopal Cathedral in Boston, but with a number of eccumenical projects in many cities. http://www.ecclesia-ministries.org/)Kieran Conroy, MDiv Rev. K. Gordon White says: Rector Knoxville, TN Proposed liturgies honor creation, offer Daily Office alternatives pat milliren says: Seamus P Doyle says: Rector Martinsville, VA April 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm Is there any liturgy relating to the deconsecrating, retirement from use, etc., of churches, crosses, gardens, etc.? How might such things be best commemorated? Kieran Conroy says: Lynn Marini says: May 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm One of the things I like about the BCP in use in Australia or at least its alternate version is the inclusion of a different Office for Morning and Evening Prayer every day of the week. The basic structure is there but there are different canticles, prayers and scripture verses that are right there on the page, no flipping through the book or going back and forth. It would be nice if at some point the SCLM would come up with something similar. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Melanie Barbarito says: The Rev. Daniel Hanna says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET David Morath says: Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 General Convention, 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 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 D. Jonathan Grieser says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Richard Angelo says: April 26, 2012 at 11:04 pm I am glad to learn that the process of proposing HWHM is being slowed down. I’m delighted to learn that there will be more collaboration with women’s groups to include more women. I’m hoping for the same collaboration with indigenous and other racially communities so there can be more and varied “saints” whose lives enrich our religious lives of faith. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET May 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm Oops- here’s the link I was looking for, the page listing all of our affiliates (including Outdoor Church, Cambridge where I served as a student minister)http://www.ecclesiaministriesmission.org/apps/links/ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID April 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm Seventh para from the top refers to questions regarding Ordination. Can someone tell me to what that is referring? Tags By Sharon SheridanPosted Apr 26, 2012 Rector Collierville, TN April 27, 2012 at 10:34 am I agree with Michael about The Message. It’s a great resource for Bible study, but I’ve heard it used during the Eucharist and it was just cumbersome. Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] While much public attention focused on its work on same-gender blessings, the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music tackled multiple other issues during the 2010-2012 triennium.“The work that is put into the lap of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is breathtaking,” said the Rev. Jennifer Phillips, commission vice-chair and rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church, Rio Rancho, New Mexico.The SCLM Blue Book report to General Convention offers new rites for honoring creation and the care of beloved animals as well as prayers to supplement the Daily Office. It contains resolutions to authorize continued trial use of Holy Women, Holy Men (successor to Lesser Feasts and Fasts) and to include new commemorations within it. And it proposes forming a congregational song task force and expanding the World Music Project’s work.The commission’s report also recommends continued work toward revising the Book of Occasional Services, addressing Christian anti-Judaism and developing liturgies for the adoption of children.Proposed ritesThe proposed rites honoring creation include materials for observing Rogation Days, the blessing of the animals on the feast of St. Francis or the nearest October Sunday and prayers for “civic occasions” such as Earth Day or Arbor Day or blessing a community garden. The commission developed the liturgical materials in response to 2009 General Convention resolutions to establish a “Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season” but ultimately decided not to recommend creating an optional season.The commission recognized that some denominations and some parts of the Anglican Communion have embraced the idea of a separate cycle, Phillips said. But members also discussed how “the Revised Common Lectionary is new to use in our church, still being understood and worked on and developed and introduced. … The SCLM thought it might be really ill-advised to suddenly encourage people to deviate from the Revised Common Lectionary.”“When you’re in a time of a lot of ferment, which we are, and anxiety about sexuality and all of these kinds of questions about authority and the Bible and ordination and so forth, rocking the boat with other things is not always timely,” she said. “So basically we wanted to make materials available [and] to recommend their use on other than the main service on Sundays.”The rogation rites weave together the English tradition of walking the boundaries of a parish and the wider church practice “of public processions and litanies in times of war and disease, in times of crisis,” she said. “For urban centers, there used to be processions in which there would be the public singing of a long litany, praying for defense.”While Episcopal churches don’t have the same sort of geographic boundaries as the old English parishes, “what does make sense is being intentional about offering intercessions for the life of your local community,” she said. When an urban parish holds a procession, even if it’s just a walk through the neighborhood, “it makes the church visible to the surrounding culture.”“In this time that we have such critical concerns for the earth,” she added, the rites allow everyone “to give thanks for the fruitfulness of the earth, to pray about its care and preservation and to do that in both urban and rural settings.”“So it’s not just a pastoral liturgy, but it’s something you can pray in the midst of the city.”In response to a 2009 resolution about rites for companion animals, the commission developed a Burial Office for a Beloved Animal and other prayers for use at the adoption, illness, loss or death of companion or service animals.The creation and beloved-animal rites are not one-size-fits-all. Not all congregations do the blessing of the animals, for example, and those that do may bless them in a parking lot or process them down the main aisle of the church during a worship service, Phillips noted. “St. John the Divine [cathedral in New York] brings in the elephants. Every place kind of sets its own style, but this will enable some prayers, some litanies, a kind of form that people can draw on that we hope will create a good standard.”Daily prayerThe Daily Prayer for All Seasons is proposed “for experimental use by individuals and in congregations and other church groups wishing to pray or meditate throughout the day,” according to the Blue Book resolution. It is intended to complement the Daily Offices and Daily Devotions within the Book of Common Prayer.“Those are really wonderfully rethought for a contemporary audience,” Phillips said. The idea is to offer “not a replacement, but an alternative to what’s in our prayer book to appeal differently, to fit into people’s complicated and post-modern lives.”She believes they will be especially useful in places like college campuses or with retreat groups, “but especially for people to carry around in their car, maybe have an application on their mobile phone that they can pray an office … in 10 minutes.”“We have a long tradition, precious tradition of daily offices, which was the gift of the great reformers of Anglicanism who desired to take the prayer of monasteries and to make it available to ordinary people in a form suitable for their real lives working in the world. That’s a huge gift, and so it is kind of a shame that the offices have fallen into such disuse.”The hope is that the new prayers, which contain hymn texts, readings from various places and questions to meditate on, may draw new people into praying the offices. While “a little more free-form and contemporary in feel,” she noted, “they still contain some shadows of the ancient structure. They’re just really pared down.”Holy Women, Holy MenThe commission recommended that Holy Women, Holy Men, which was presented at the 2009 General Convention and greatly expanded the number of commemorations on the church’s calendar, continue to be offered for trial use and that SCLM continue inviting responses to it and developing the volume. The commission would present a revised edition in 2015 for a first reading.“It’s a huge compendium,” Phillips said. “There is controversy about some bits of it. There are people who are unhappy to have Calvinists included, including Calvin himself. There are people who wonder about the proper orthodoxy of some of the non-professional Christians like John Muir. … There are figures that are brand new to people, and folks haven’t quite had a chance to get accustomed to who they are and where they came from.”“The feeling was [that] it needs more time and that if we act precipitously we might make decisions that later we would regret,” she said.As directed by General Convention, the commission added Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall to Holy Women, Holy Men, the commission report said.SCLM also asks General Convention to direct it “to consult with the Executive Council Committee on the Status of Women, the Episcopal Women’s History Project and other organizations of women in the Episcopal Church to identify women suitable for inclusion.” And it proposes trial use commemorations for the next triennium for: James Solomon Russell, Emily Cooper, Junia and Andronicus, Pauli Murray, the first ordination of women to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church, Virginia Dare and Manteo, and Thecla.HymnalBased on the results of a feasibility study, the commission did not recommend revising The Hymnal 1982.“Really, there was no consensus within the denomination whether we should pursue the renovation of the hymnal,” said John Repulski, SCLM secretary and music director at Christ Episcopal Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.The exception was in Province 9, where clergy and musicians “expressed clearly to the research interviewers that the currently available authorized musical resources of the Episcopal Church do not meet their needs in terms of worship style, theological and cultural context, and affordability,” the SCLM report said.“We Episcopalians, what we reiterated for ourselves in that survey is, we love our books,” Phillips said. “Even though there are some better and worse supplements available and authorized out there … the mainstream still loves the hymnal and wants to use the hymnal and wants to have a hymnal that they can hold in their hand. But Province 9 is feeling underserved, that the material does not fit their cultural needs.”Consequently, the commission recommends forming a congregational song task force to “explore a variety of musical resources and foster musical leadership able to learn, perform and teach various musical styles,” the SCLM report said.“While the data does not point towards revision at this time,” it said, “it does indicate the need to begin an in-depth process of discernment as to what new music beyond the current set of authorized resources will inspire and revitalize our congregations. A process of carefully observed and rigorously measured trial use of music that is currently beyond what is authorized would be at the heart of this discernment.”Repulski said he hoped the task force would enable “really a lot of broad information gathering,” looking at questions including whether people would like musical resources in forms other than printed books.The task force also would incorporate and expand the work of the World Music Project, according to the report.To help provide resources for Province 9, where congregations typically learn music by rote listening rather than from books, a group of musicians recorded about 15 songs from El Himnario that will be released by the time of General Convention, Repulski said. SCLM is still discerning the best way to circulate the materials and in what format. Video as well as CD formats are planned, and versions will be available with instrumentation only, he said.Repulski also is an administrator in a new Facebook page for Episcopal Church musicians that rapidly gathered 450 members. “There is definitely a need for us to talk,” he said. He hopes the outcome will be “just some more conversation between all the musicians in the Episcopal Church.”Other SCLM resolutions propose:continuing revision of the Book of Occasional Services;authorizing continued use of Enriching our Worship 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5;continuing to “collect, review and disseminate materials to address Christian anti-Judaism expressed in and stirred by portions of Christian scriptures and liturgical texts”;revising prayer book Holy Week liturgies to conform with the Revised Common Lectionary;continuing to develop liturgies for the adoption of children;adding The Message and the Common English Bible as approved translations for use during worship;setting translation standards that include reflecting “the idiomatic style and cultural context” of the languages used;providing $105,000 for SCLM meetings and $202,000 for developing and reviewing liturgical resources as mandated by General Convention and church canons.— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent.In Spanish:  http://bit.ly/KqEUjE Rector Bath, NC Kieran Conroy says: Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Comments (21) Featured Events Dave Hedges says: Tom Sramek Jr says: April 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm Amen and heartfelt gratitude for this valuable ministry. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET May 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm When will the GC deal with the issue of using Grape Juice. It is used in many parishes with and without the permission/approval of the Bishop. The basis for not using it is to be found in the Lambeth Conferences of 1888 and 1908. Isn’t time for a revision. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME May 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm Thank you for informing me that “The Anglican Church was indeed founded on Calvinist principles.” I must have missed that in Church History. Though there were important influences due to the “Continental Reformers,” Anglicanism finally settled on its own pilgrimage, apart from the excess of either Rome or Calvin. As to the 39 Articles, they were never, as far as I am aware, “officially” adopted as part of the teaching of the Episcopal Church; added only to the “Historic Documents” of the Book of Common Prayer. Thus they were never given the same “weight” in the American Anglican Church as they were in England. As to the old Calvinist Thomas Cranmer, we know what happened to him – a man of his time and ultimately on the wrong side of Church History & Church politics. That doesn’t preclude his making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, only that his work has become, through time, study & growth less Calvinist, as the Church has “matured,” back to its Catholic roots and the excesses of Reform. Fr. Steven A. Scarcia says: John Buck says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

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Publix on top in supermarket favorability

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Publix Super Markets is the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the country and has been named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For every year since the list’s inception. The chain’s engaged and friendly associates help deliver on its “Where shopping is a pleasure” motto.Wegmans, founded in 1916, is known for its fresh produce, reasonable prices and massive stores. The New York-based chain is expanding steadily and, with a focus on employee training to ensure customers have a great experience, creating superfans eager for a new location to open near their home.Publix Stores are Cleanest, Trader Joe’s Cashiers are Most CourteousWhat sets one grocer apart from the others in shoppers’ minds? For one, being able to find the items they want, a category where Publix was a clear leader. Publix was also found to have the cleanest stores and fastest checkout speeds, ranked highest for specialty department service, and was a close second to Trader Joe’s for cashier courtesy. Wegmans ranked highest for its specialty department service, and a close second for item availability. Trader Joe’s was found to have the most courteous cashiers. ALDI once again led for value, followed by WinCo Foods and Costco. Harris Teeter, Hy-Vee, ALDI and H-E-B all fared well in the rankings, while Walmart landed at the bottom in all categories but one.Graph 2: Top Grocery Chains Ranked by Attributes Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Non-traditional grocery shopping methods on the rise You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSPublix Previous article596 acres purchased by water management districtNext articleAre you born to sell? Salary/Commission opportunity awaits Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  Publix and Wegmans are America’s favorite grocery retailers, tying for first place in a consumer study of more than 12,700 shoppers conducted by Market Force Information® (Market Force). Trader Joe’s is a very close second and H-E-B ranks third. This is the second consecutive year that Wegmans has held the top spot in the annual study, after unseating long-running favorite Trader Joe’s in 2016.For the complete article by Market Force, go here.Publix, which ranked second for the past four years, earned a first-place tie with Wegmans, with each scoring 77% on Market Force’s Customer Loyalty Index. Trader Joe’s narrowly missed the lead spot with 76%, and H-E-B made the top three for the first time with 69% – a 10% increase from 2016. ALDI and Harris Teeter rounded out the top five with 68% and 66%, respectively.Graph 1: Ranking of Favorite Grocery Store Chains Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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England forward Tom Croft discusses his team-mates

first_imgFriday Oct 19, 2012 England forward Tom Croft discusses his team-mates Find out what Leicester Tigers and England flanker Tom Croft thinks of his rugby team-mates.Croft, who is on the comeback trail from a serious neck injury that has sidelined him since April, rules who has the worst dress sense and the worst taste in music.He also describes his toughest opponent, names the best Tigers trainer and the loudest coach he has played under.SSE Rugby Energy is dedicated in helping clubs across England save money on their energy bills. To find how your club can start benefiting from these savings log-on to www.SSErugby.comADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error England Rugby Related Articles 43 WEEKS AGO The Dylan Hartley Eddie Jones saga shows… 44 WEEKS AGO IT’S FINALLY TIME: All you need to know ahead… 46 WEEKS AGO Eddie Jones responds and explains thought… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Irish fundraising awards open

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish fundraising awards open Howard Lake | 2 July 2008 | News The first annual fundraising awards in Ireland are now open for nominations. Presented by The Wheel and Fundraising Ireland, in association with the Vodafone Ireland Foundation, the awards aim to recognise exceptional achievement in Ireland’s fundraising community.The Fundraiser of the Year Award will be offered to the fundraising professional who, in the view of their colleagues or peers, has shown consistent excellence and best practice in achieving high quality fundraising through either their own efforts or their vision and strategy.The Best Community Fundraiser Award is for any volunteer who has made a major contribution to fundraising, over a long period, for one or more organisations.The Fundraising Campaign of the Year Award will go to the campaign that best demonstrates significant success and innovation in fundraising.Criteria for each category and the nomination process can be accessed online at www.fundraisingawards.ie The deadline for receipt of nominations is 29th August.www.fundraisingawards.ie Tagged with: Awards Ireland 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.last_img read more

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Allahabad High Court Denies Bail To Hafiz of Mosque Who Allegedly Molested A 9 Yr Old Girl [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court Denies Bail To Hafiz of Mosque Who Allegedly Molested A 9 Yr Old Girl [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay1 Nov 2020 6:16 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently refused to release a Hafiz (Priest) of a mosque on bail, who has been accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl.The Bench of Justice Neeraj Tiwari was hearing a bail application which was filed for enlarging the applicant (Hafiz of Mosque) on bail in Case Crime No. 0175 of 2020, registered under Section 354 of I.P.C. and 9/10 POCSO Act, Police Station…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court recently refused to release a Hafiz (Priest) of a mosque on bail, who has been accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl.The Bench of Justice Neeraj Tiwari was hearing a bail application which was filed for enlarging the applicant (Hafiz of Mosque) on bail in Case Crime No. 0175 of 2020, registered under Section 354 of I.P.C. and 9/10 POCSO Act, Police Station Bhuta, District Bareilly.Arguments put forthIt was contended by the counsel for the applicant that the applicant was innocent and was falsely implicated in the case.He further stated that the applicant is a young man and the purpose of lodging of FIR against him is to spoil his career.It was also submitted that he had no criminal history and is languishing in jail since 25.6.2020.The A.G.A. appearing in behalf of the State vehemently opposed the bail application and submitted that in the pleading as well as record nothing was shown to establish any motive for spoiling Applicant’s career.He further submitted that the applicant is working as Hafiz (Priest) of Mosque and molested a girl of 9 years old, which is a heinous crime of society. Therefore, no case is made out for granting bail to the applicant.Court’s orderThe Court, in its order said,”Considering the facts and circumstances of the case, the gravity of the offence, nature of accusations and severity of punishment in case of conviction, there does not appear any good ground to release the applicant on bail.”However, the Court directed the trial court to make all possible efforts to conclude the trial expeditiously, if possible, within a period of six months from the date of production of the certified copy of the order.With the aforesaid observations, the bail application was rejected.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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‘Rebellion Bazaar’ in Ithaca will focus on ethical fashion

first_img Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor ITHACA, N.Y. — There will be a special market in Ithaca this weekend that will focus on ethical fashion, individual style and education. There will be used clothing and vintage items for sale, along with lessons in mending, a raffle, cider tasting and more.The market, called Rebellion Bazaar, will be open from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 in the Community School of Music and Arts Ballroom, on the third floor of 330 E. MLK Jr./State St., Ithaca. The event will feature more than a dozen “regional clothing enthusiasts” who will be reselling curated items from their own closets, sewists and businesses and organizations, including The Vintage Industry, Cornell Costume and Textiles Collection and the Finger Lakes ReUse Center.As the name suggests, the event is intended as a resistance to the harmful aspects of the fashion industry, including the exploitation of workers and pollution.Grace Ritter, right, attends a local clothing event in 2017 put on by the organizers of Rebellion Bazaar. (Provided Photo)“The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters on the planet, and continues to exploit workers around the globe,” Grace Ritter, an event organizer stated. “Learning how to make our clothing last longer, by mending it and altering it, by knowing how to clean it and by sharing it with others is one of the ways we can reduce our carbon footprint. Coming together as a group to swap, sell and skillshare is a way for us to celebrate the art of dressing. I love expressing myself through clothing and I love hunting for a new treasure for my wardrobe. By shopping from each other’s closets, we make a personal connection, which enhances the meaning of each garment purchased.” Clothing sales and online shopping have exploded in popularity in the last 10 to 15 years, giving rise to “fast fashion,” which churns out on-trend, low-quality, cheap clothing that is sometimes only worn a few times before being tossed. As clothing has become more accessible and affordable, and production continues to rise to meet demand, the environmental impact, too, is climbing. Making textiles and apparel requires a lot of fuel, water, land, and labor.Though fast fashion is growing, many people are also focusing on how to waste less, shop used, and mend garments rather than replace them. Ritter said the idea grew from a few people who wanted to do a clothing sale. “Some people are doing a sort of full stop on buying new clothes, but a lot of us have really great clothes in their closets that might not work for us right now. We wanted to share the wealth,” Ritter said.She said the Rebellion Bazaar will create a space to sell and exchange used clothing and celebrate creativity, Ritter said. While the fashion industry is bleak in a lot of ways, Ritter said she has always been inspired by the creativity behind fashion, costumes and clothing. “Individual style can be so fun and is such an important thing. We still need to have celebrations. We still need to have art, and this is a great form to express yourself on a daily basis.”She said the event will be a way for members of the community to celebrate individual style, learn how to reduce their carbon footprint, keep money local and learn new skills.There will be a raffle at the market, and funds raised will benefit the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services and Extinction Rebellion.There will also be cider tastings from Finger Lakes Cider House and Eve’s Cidery, live music by Good Áine, mending demonstrations and a raffle with prizes from several local businesses, including The Watershed, Petrune and others.Learn more and see updates at the Facebook event here. Tagged: arts, downtown ithaca, events, fashion Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connorlast_img read more

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NatWest staff morale on the up after RBS takeover

first_img Previous Article Next Article NatWest staff morale on the up after RBS takeoverOn 12 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The Royal Bank of Scotland has boosted staff morale at recently acquiredNational Westminster Bank, according to an annual staff survey. Neil Roden, RBS group HR director, said the survey shows that efforts toimprove staff satisfaction in the aftermath of the takeover have provedeffective. The survey reveals 58 per cent are satisfied in their jobs, up from 44 percent the previous year – higher than the national average for financialservices of 48 per cent. Roden believes one of the reasons for a rise in morale is an improvedbenefits package and incentive scheme, which the 30,000 NatWest staff haveaccess to. All RBS staff are included in the firm’s bonus plan and have anoption to join an outsourced benefits package, which offers services fromhealth and life insurance, childcare, and car and computer deals. Roden said HR had played a key role in ensuring all staff were kept informedabout developments during and after the takeover process. The company usesvideo briefings to inform staff about announcements, such as its financialresults. Across the company, 75 per cent of its 105,000 employees completed thesurvey compared to a take-up rate at NatWest before the takeover of 35 percent. “In two years we have doubled the amount of NatWest staff respondingto the survey,” he said “The results are very positive, I didn’t expect it [NatWest] toturnaround so easily.” Roden said the group outperforms other UK companiesin its sector and is looking to benchmark itself against the best worldwide. By Quentin Reade Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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