Victoria plans 8% online betting tax

first_img The Australian state of Victoria has today (Monday) revealed plans to introduce an 8% tax for online betting agencies Finance 14th May 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Finance Legal & compliance The Australian state of Victoria has today (Monday) revealed plans to introduce an 8% tax for online betting agencies. State treasurer Tim Pallas said the tax would start from January 2019 and raise up to Aus$30m (€18.9m/US$22.6m) a year. Should the proposed tax gain approval and become law, this would place the rate in Victoria some way below other states. South Australia announced a 15% tax in July last year, while Western Australia is set to implement the same rate in January next year and Queensland is expected to introduce a similar system. “We’re making sure online betting companies pay their fair share of tax in Victoria,” Pallas said, according to NewsCorp. “We will continue to consult the industry and other stakeholders as we finalise legislation to implement the point-of-consumption tax. “We don’t want to do any harm to that industry.” However, according to Fairfax Media, Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) said it was disappointed with Victoria’s plans, but did acknowledge the state government’s “consultative approach”. “The online wagering industry already pays a significant amount of consumption tax through the GST, as well as corporate income tax to the federal government,” RWA executive director Stephen Conroy said. “An 8% [tax] does not adequately account for these significant contributions and will result in Victoria having one of the highest effective wagering tax rates in the world.”Related article: Lottoland calls for rethink on Australian laws Regions: Oceania Australia Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Victoria plans 8% online betting tax AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Cheap UK shares: 1 stock I’d buy and 1 stock I’d avoid

first_img Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! G A Chester | Monday, 16th November, 2020 | More on: AA CPI Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares World stock markets have rallied strongly over the last couple of weeks. The UK’s FTSE All-Share index, for example, has climbed 13% since 30 October. Yet there are still many cheap UK shares for investors to consider.The two stocks I’m looking at today both trade on single-digit forward earnings multiples. I think one of them could be a genuine bargain, but I’m very wary about the other. Read on, and see if you agree with me!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…Cheap UK shares #1The share price of roadside assistance firm AA (LSE: AA) has outperformed the wider market so far this month. At 28.8p, it’s up over 25%.Nevertheless, it remains at a huge discount to its historical levels. On a one-year view, it’s 40% below. And, over three and five years, down 82% and 89%.Yet the company said in its latest interim results it had delivered “a remarkably strong performance in the first half.” It also reiterated its full-year guidance for an outturn “only slightly below that of the prior year.”The shares are trading at an extraordinarily low 2.2 times forecast earnings. Surely this has to be one of the biggest bargains in the market?Why I’d avoid AAAA’s problem is its huge debt pile. And this, in a nutshell, is why I’d avoid the stock. At the half-year end, net debt stood at £2.6bn — an eye-watering 7.3 times trailing 12-months EBITDA. Meanwhile, shareholders’ equity was negative to the tune of £1.6bn.Too right the company is “continuing to review a range of potential refinancing options, including the possibility of raising new equity.” This in addition to continuing discussions with a private equity consortium “regarding a possible all-cash offer.”Given the dire state of the balance sheet, I can’t see the existing equity being valued anything much above its current price in the market (market-cap £180m) in a refinancing or cash offer. And there are scenarios in which it could wind up being valued a lot lower.Cheap UK shares #2Support services firm Capita (LSE: CPI) has also outperformed the wider market in recent weeks. Its shares have surged almost 60%, helped by a “resilient” trading update last Tuesday.Nevertheless, like AA, the company’s share price is still heavily down from a year ago (74%), as well as over three years (87%) and five years (95%). At a current price of 39.17p, it’s market-cap is £654m, and it’s valued at 6.1 times forecast earnings.Why I’d buy CapitaCapita’s balance sheet isn’t exactly strong. But it’s a lot less scary than AA’s. Net debt is much lower at £1.1bn, as is gearing at 2.7 times EBITDA. And while shareholders’ equity is negative, at £139m, this too is considerably less grim than AA’s.I’ve been impressed by Capita’s progress since a boardroom clearout a few years ago. The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed but not derailed the progress of the turnaround, in my view.On this basis, along with the cheap earnings multiple and better-than-beastly balance sheet, I reckon the shares are very buyable at their current level. I think the stock has strong credentials as a higher risk/higher reward pick for a diversified portfolio. Image source: Getty Images Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 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Life after a terror attack: a call to prayer and…

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis US President Barack Obama, in Paris for the COP21 UN climate change talks, at a make-shift memorial to the victims of the Bataclan theatre shootings with the City’s Mayor, Anne Hidalg; and the President of France, François Hollande. Photo: Pete Souza /The White House[Anglican Communion News Service] It is six months since terrorists brought death and destruction to the streets of Paris – and just over six weeks since similar carnage was visited on Brussels. The bombings and shootings in France left 130 dead and 368 wounded. The three blasts in Belgium killed 35, including the bombers, and injured more than 300.In the days that followed, there was a worldwide wave of sympathy, support and prayer. The Anglican Churches of St Michael’s in Paris and Holy Trinity in Brussels were at the heart of how their cities responded. So how are they and their congregations coping now?Speaking at a recent conference of the Intercontinental Church Society (ICS), the Chaplain of St Michael’s, the Revd Canon Dr Alyson Lamb, said the danger was complacency.“The problem is that the waters close over very quickly. There was an extraordinary outpouring of compassion at first,” she said. “Paris is a hard, flinty place – people don’t look at each other. But suddenly people were engaging, were looking at each other. But that disappeared quite quickly.”She said compassion had moved into a phase of ecumenical collaboration which was seen even at some of the funerals of the victims. There were also city-wide prayer meetings and mission opportunities. But that spirit has also mostly disappeared.In an interview with ACNS, Dr Lamb said that the state of high security in Paris had become the new normal; and danger of complacency about another attack was real.“I think we would be crazy to imagine that it won’t happen again,” she said. “We must be armed – armed in the sense of prayer, which is our only weapon and confidence instead of complacency – confidence in the amazing gospel we have to proclaim . . . a belief that we are a church for such a time as this.“We have to be armed with information about what is a happening in the world. We have to really engage . . . [and be] a church that preaches the gospel with the Bible in one hand, and the newspaper in the other.”The attack in Paris last November had an immediate impact in Brussels. It soon emerged that the Belgian capital was home to the attackers and the city was put into lockdown.The Senior Chaplain of Holy Trinity, the Revd Canon Dr Paul Vrolijk, told the ICS conference how soldiers were soon almost the only people outdoors – the only civilians on the streets that Sunday were people heading to church. But more people had attended services that day compared to normal.“There was a great sense of being together as a church,” he said. “It was the only thing many people went to that weekend.”Paul described how the Belgian government introduced what he called “quite extreme” security measures, for example, placing armed guards at schools and insisting that children were escorted in, individually, by soldiers.“That had quite an impact – especially on my youngest child, who is five”, Dr Vrolijk recalled. “They didn’t do that in March – I think they realised it was too heavy . . . that it was what the terrorists wanted.”One of Holy Trinity’s congregation was injured in the attack at Maalbeek metro station. Mark Beamish had just stepped off the train when a bomb was detonated in the middle carriage. He suffered shrapnel wound.“The news moves on, people’s attention moves on – but there are still people living with what happened,” Dr Vrolijk said. “The tailback of these things will be very long.”His colleague at Holy Trinity, Associate Chaplain, the Revd Canon John Wilkinson, told ACNS things were getting back to normal – in part.“We still have the military on the streets and we find people are jumpy when they hear a helicopter going overhead or a siren in the streets. . . But people are working together to build community.”Canon Wilkinson said the timing of the Brussels attack gave it an extra resonance.“It happened in Holy Week . . . when we were preparing the Chrism Eucharist,” he said. “There was a real sense of something terrible has happened in the midst of us and yet Christ is risen. The Easter greeting was very, very powerful.”Canon Wilkinson said the attacks in Paris and Brussels had also brought congregations together in an unexpected way.“Both Holy Trinity Brussels and St Michael’s Paris are microcosms of the Anglican Communion. We have people from all over the world. Many of whom have suffered far greater horrors than we have suffered. . . Our congregation has many people from Rwanda and Burundi. . . I think we perhaps share in a tiny way . . . what our brothers and sisters throughout the world are experiencing on a daily basis. It humbles me to think that I have experienced it in such a tiny way and learned what it means to carry on in faith and trust in God.”Click here for a video report. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion By Adrian ButcherPosted May 11, 2016 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Life after a terror attack: a call to prayer and a warning against complacency Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Sermón del 12 de julio de la Obispa Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows,…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME General Convention, Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA El siguiente texto corresponde al sermón que la Obispa Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, de la Diócesis Episcopal de Indianápolis, pronunció durante la Eucaristía de la Convención General, el 12 de julio de 2018. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Jul 17, 2018 Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Sermón del 12 de julio de la Obispa Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Diócesis Episcopal de Indianápolis 79.a Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest En el nombre del Dios Único, Santo y Viviente.Por favor tomen asiento.Bueno, buenas noches santos! ¿Cómo estamos esta noche? Quiero decir, ha pasado un día, ¿verdad? Ha pasado una semana. Han pasado un par de semanas para muchos de nosotros.Es un honor pararse en este lugar y dar un mensaje cuando comenzamos a cerrar nuestro tiempo en esta 79.ª Convención General. Y saben que estamos en ese punto de la Convención que es más como el final de una carrera sin descansos: Ustedes saben que me gusta correr carreras de vez en cuando, y siempre hay un momento en que alguien sostiene el cartel que dice: “¡ya casi estás ahí!”Pero en realidad no. Así que, realmente, estamos casi allí.Y esta ha sido una gran convención, ¿no es así? No sé ustedes, pero nunca he tenido más esperanzas por la Iglesia Episcopal. ¿Cierto? Pueden decirlo, ¿no? Hay algo diferente, hay algo diferente en el ambiente, y Dios sabe que lo necesitamos. Ha habido, creo particularmente en estos días, un tiempo de estiramiento, y para experimentar nuevas formas de estar juntos, presenciar audazmente cómo nos hemos enfrentado a los lastimados y vulnerables, adorar en muchos idiomas, y profundizar más en el llamado a ser la rama episcopal del movimiento de Jesús. Sabemos, espero que sepamos, que ser la rama episcopal del movimiento de Jesús no es una frase genial hecha para calcomanías y camisetas: es una inmersión profunda en una forma de ser, una forma de vivir, una forma de amar.Hace doce días nos reunimos, provenientes de todo el mundo, para dedicarnos al negocio de lo que llamamos la Sociedad Misionera Doméstica y Extranjera de la Iglesia Episcopal. Me encanta ese nombre oficial. Y con pocas excepciones hemos pasado la mayor parte de nuestro tiempo muy cerca de aquí, ya sabes, limitados a unas pocas millas cuadradas de este centro de convenciones. Y no puedo entenderlo, pero lo sé, desde el momento en que llegamos aquí hace dos semanas hasta hoy, no somos los mismos. No somos los mismos. Desde el lamento, la confesión, y el compromiso con la enmienda de vida en la sesión para escuchar denominada “Yo también” que inició nuestro tiempo, hasta el Avivamiento lleno de Espíritu, quiero decir, hicimos un avivamiento, ¡todos ustedes, como algo en grande! Quiero decir, ya saben, y sé que hemos estado haciendo esto en toda la Iglesia, pero en realidad, hicimos un avivamiento, en Texas, así que ya saben, estuvimos grandiosos, y fue algo que nunca pensé que veríamos. Y luego, los testimonios públicos que hemos dado sobre los asuntos de la violencia armada y la inmigración, y luego nuestra reconciliación y reunión con la Diócesis de Cuba. Sí, hemos estado viviendo una liturgia, amigos, hemos estado viviendo una liturgia estos últimos diez días y Dios está remodelando esta iglesia.Por ahora, en este momento, estamos cambiando nuestra atención y me pregunto: mi pregunta para esta noche realmente es, ¿están listos? ¿Estamos listos? Y, ¿estamos listos para irnos? Y sé que ya es tarde, -miro mi reloj-, la hora es tarde y probablemente ya ustedes estén listos para retornar a su hogar, para hacer las maletas y para hacer todo lo que necesitamos hacer para partir de esta 79.ª Convención, y quiero saber si realmente estamos listos para hacer esto.Porque, hay algo diferente.Estamos siendo enviados, comisionados nuevamente por Jesús para ir a todo el mundo y hacer que lo que hemos hecho aquí sea importante. Estamos siendo enviados para hacer que lo que hemos hecho aquí no sea solo para nosotros, la Iglesia Episcopal, sino para el mundo. ¡Nuestro Obispo Presidente ha estado predicando, enseñando y animándonos a ir, y quiero saber si estamos listos! Porque con el debido respeto a los santos de Nevada, lo que ha sucedido en Austin, es mejor que no se quede en Austin. De modo que quiero saber, ¿están listos para ir?¿Están listos?No somos diferentes a los primeros discípulos de Jesús a quienes Jesús encargó ir. Los once, recuerden, lo encontraron en la montaña en Galilea, y aunque algunos dudaron, Jesús permaneció claro y les ordenó: Vayan, pues, a las gentes de todas las naciones, y háganlas mis discípulos; bautícenlas en el nombre del Padre, del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo. Ahora la acción en el Evangelio de Mateo llega bastante rápido en este punto del libro. Así que es luego de que Jesús es crucificado, muerto y sepultado, y después de que María Magdalena y la otra María encuentran la tumba vacía y se encuentran con el Jesús resucitado que recibimos este nuevo mandamiento. La primera reacción de María Magdalena y la otra María, la primera reacción es el miedo, pero se dan cuenta de que ellas superan su miedo, superan sus miedos y siguen las instrucciones de Jesús. Ahora, sería negligente si no señalara que si María Magdalena y la otra María hubieran permanecido en su temor, no estaríamos aquí esta noche. ¿Amén? No estaríamos aquí. No se me escapa que son las mujeres a las que primero se les pide ir y decirle a los hermanos que se encuentren con Jesús en Galilea. Que los que escuchan entiendan, que los que escuchan entiendan que podemos creer a las mujeres a la primera.Y para crédito de ellas, para su crédito, los once sí creyeron a las mujeres, y siguieron sus instrucciones, y fueron. Puedo darles crédito, ¿saben? Tengo que darles crédito, donde es debido. Y así, en la montaña, los once adoraron a Jesús, e incluso a pesar de su duda aparecieron, y fueron comisionados para ir y enseñar a otros en el camino de Jesús: los caminos amorosos, liberadores y vivificantes de Jesús, confiando que él estaría con ellos hasta el final de los tiempos.Amados, es hora de que abandonemos esta cima de la montaña e ir y decirle a los demás lo que hemos visto y hecho aquí, lo que hemos aprendido aquí acerca de ser la Iglesia. Parece una locura, lo sé, porque estamos hablando de la Convención General después de todo, que algunos pueden no llamar exactamente una experiencia de montaña. Pero para muchos de nosotros, esta es la culminación de cómo nos unimos y celebramos el ser la Iglesia. Pero, ¿qué pasaría si dejamos este lugar y volvemos a casa para animar a otros en el camino del amor? La animación es una de las prácticas más excelentes. No hablamos de eso lo suficiente. Pero es una práctica vital. Porque animar es dar esperanza, determinación y orientación. Es un trabajo del corazón. Nosotros, que estamos continuamente alentados por la vida sacramental, litúrgica y comunitaria en Cristo, estamos llamados a animar a un mundo que sigue teniendo miedo. Tenemos miedo el uno del otro, tememos a la diferencia, tememos ser vulnerables, tememos estar en desacuerdo, tememos tantas cosas. Y ese miedo nos está atando y creando un mundo donde las cosas indeciblemente malvadas se están normalizando. Nuestros miedos no nos protegerán. Nuestros miedos nos están matando.Pero nosotros, los que seguimos a Jesús, estamos llamados a dar testimonio de que la vida puede ser y es diferente cuando nos volvemos reales el uno para el otro. Cuando cambiamos la relación que tenemos, cuando compartimos de un modo real y nos decimos la verdad, cambiamos la relación. Cuando compartimos las historias que nos son casi demasiado dolorosas, cambiamos la relación. E incluso, podemos cambiar nuestros corazones cuando miramos y escuchamos con detenimiento cómo Dios está trabajando en el otro y por medio del otro. De modo que, al igual que la oración, el descanso, la adoración y la animación, esta manera de ver y escuchar como Jesús es una práctica. Y tenemos que hacerlo una, y otra, y otra vez.Practicar el camino del amor en Jesús significa que se hace difícil ser testigo de un chiste sexista y dejarlo pasar, o escuchar por casualidad un comentario sin control que refuerza los estereotipos de odio y simplemente dejarlo pasar. O absorber la micro agresión racista y dejarla pasar porque “realmente no querían decir eso” o simplemente estás demasiado cansado para tener que decir algo nuevamente. Vale la pena repetir que el sueño de Dios para nosotros no es un apaciguamiento políticamente correcto: el sueño de Dios para la humanidad no es tan pequeño. La eliminación del odio, la supremacía blanca, la misoginia, la homofobia, y la xenofobia de los corazones humanos para convertirnos en amor, es una cuestión que busca normalizar el amor por, no a pesar de la diferencia. Ese es el comienzo del sueño de Dios.Así que, hemos hecho cosas en esta Convención General que nunca pensé que vería o experimentaría. Y no solo quiero decir, ya sabes, como miles de aplausos de los episcopales, sobre todo al ritmo, quiero decir, estamos mejorando todo el tiempo, ¡aunque realmente lo estamos! Me refiero a las formas en que hemos sido testigos de nuestra fe en público. Como la semana pasada cuando el Comité de evangelismo y plantación de iglesias, el Comité número 11, fue enviado de dos en dos para tener conversaciones sobre la fe con personas en las calles de Austin. Salí con la Diputada Lee Ann Walling de Delaware y conocimos a Keifred. ¿Dónde está Lee Ann? ¡Aquí vamos, Delaware! Nos encontramos con Keifred, y allí estaba este hombre sentado en el calor del mediodía dibujando en su diario, y me recordó mientras hablábamos con él sobre la verdad del Evangelio que realmente necesitábamos escuchar ese día, yo sé que yo lo necesitaba – él dijo, “Nuestro Dios siempre llega a tiempo.” Ahora, aquí, iglesia, hemos sido enviados desde esta belleza con aire acondicionado del cómodo JW Marriott para ver dónde Dios ya estaba trabajando y fuimos bendecidos en los primeros cinco minutos por un hombre que compartió las Buenas Nuevas con nosotros.Dar testimonio de nuestro amor a Dios en Cristo en público es simplemente manifestarse y declararse ante el otro: Yo te veo. Yo te reconozco, no serás invisible para mí. Tú importas. Las historias de nuestro testimonio en el Centro de detención Hutto fueron dolorosamente bellas. Porque aparecerse importa, mostrarse, simplemente aparecer fue una buena noticia para las mujeres que agitaban pedazos de papel en las ventanas del centro de detención reconociendo que las habían visto, otro testimonio de la normalización del amor.Amados, es casi como si todo Austin fue comisionado a salir y ENSEÑARNOS en la forma amorosa, liberadora y vivificante de Jesús. ¡Quiero decir, imagínense eso! Imaginen, entonces, lo que podría estar esperándonos en casa. Estoy bastante segura de que en casa, también nos esperan unas palabras. Y que podemos hacer lo mismo el uno por el otro: los discípulos se animan mutuamente en el camino del amor.Así que, es casi hora de irnos, y con las palabras de la Gran Comisión, estamos siendo enviados.Y recordemos, recordemos siempre que estamos siendo enviados por Jesús. Y tal vez es demasiado obvio porque decimos mucho Jesús, ¿verdad? Pero en nuestra emoción de volver a casa y a nuestros negocios como de costumbre, recordemos que estamos siendo enviados por el Jesús que vivió la vida en los márgenes. Estamos siendo enviados por el Jesús que eligió repartir su suerte con los menos aventajados, los perdidos y solitarios. Estamos siendo enviados por Jesús quien se encontró enredado con el sistema de justicia penal de su tiempo. Estamos siendo enviados por Jesús, que amó a sus amigos lo suficiente como para aceptar su traición y deserción. Estamos siendo enviados por Jesús quien estuvo colgado hasta morir en el calor del día sintiendo el abandono de Dios y de la gente por igual. Y estamos siendo enviados por Jesús que fue crucificado, murió y se levantó victorioso sobre la muerte como lo prometió y regresó con sus amigos, quienes al principio no pudieron ni quisieron creerlo. Pero una vez que lo hicieron, comenzaron a incendiar al mundo y prendieron fuego al mundo.Entonces, voy a preguntarles, santos, ¿están listos? ¿Están listos? A ser la rama episcopal del movimiento de Jesús, ¿están listos? Déjenme decirles algo ahora, solo para estar segura, porque esto significa que no podremos quedarnos donde estamos. Los movimientos se mueven, ¿verdad? Los movimientos se mueven. Los movimientos se mueven. Estas son decisiones que tomamos momento a momento para vivir de una manera particular y, santos: este es nuestro momento. Este es nuestro momento. Es decir, si alguna vez fuimos llamados a reclamar el ejercicio de las funciones contraculturales del cristianismo que tratan de transformar al mundo para que podamos normalizar el amor en lugar del odio, eso es ahora. Ahora mismo. ¿Y adivinen qué? Ustedes conocen el camino. Saben qué hacer. Ustedes definitivamente lo han encontrado. ¡Así, que ahora vayan! Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL General Convention 2018 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

Greene King raises £5m for Macmillan

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Melanie May | 13 February 2019 | News Greene King raises £5m for Macmillan Greene King has raised £5 million for its charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support in the last six years, with £1 million raised in the last seven months alone.The money Greene King has raised will help Macmillan to fund a variety of cancer-care professionals, including nurses, dietitians and physiotherapists.Greene King team members have raised funds in a variety of ways including running marathons, baking cakes, climbing mountains, and through ‘Macmillan May’ – Greene King’s intensive month of fundraising, which generated £370,409 in 2018. Customers at Greene King pubs and restaurants have also contributed by purchasing specially marked charity desserts, with a donation from sales going directly to Macmillan.Greene King also launched a new fundraising initiative for Macmillan in February. It is partnering with the Pennies, and will invite Greene King customers to make a 25 pence donation to charity when they spend over £15 and pay on a card machine via Chip & Pin. With over 1,700 pubs nationwide, it predicts raising £1 million extra for Macmillan over a year through Pennies. Rooney Anand, Chief Executive at Greene King said: “We are proud of how our team members have worked tirelessly with real passion and enthusiasm to raise much needed funds to support people with cancer. And with our Pennies scheme about to launch across all of our pubs, this will further increase the donations we generate for this important cause.”Macmillan Cancer Support and Greene King have been working together since 2012. Having originally set out to raise £1 million over three years, Greene King exceeded that target a year early and the partnership has continued to thrive and spread across all areas of the business. Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: Advertisement “A huge thank you to all of Greene King’s staff and customers for their amazing support. Without the continued generosity of the public and partners like Greene King, we simply wouldn’t be able to provide vital support to those people who desperately need it.” Tagged with: corporate Macmillan Cancer Support  211 total views,  1 views today  212 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Popular Pasadena Bakery Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

first_imgCommunity News Popular Pasadena Bakery Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Monday, June 22, 2020 | 2:25 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Click on image to enlargeNothing Bundt Cakes Pasadena, located at 548 South Lake Ave. just north of California Blvd., is temporarily closed after staff tested positive for the coronavirus, franchise owner and operator Ingrid Kuo announced on Facebook Sunday.“I’m sorry to announce that Nothing Bundt Cakes (Pasadena and Rosemead) is temporarily closed due to coronavirus exposure. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to serve you all again soon,” Kuo’s post said.In a later response to a Facebook comment, Kuo said one kitchen staff was infected, and they were having every member of the team from both Pasadena and Rosemead tested.Food and travel journalist Kristie Hang first reported on Twitter Sunday that the two locations were closing due to staff COVID-19 exposure.Nothing Bundt Cakes, based in Texas, opened the Pasadena branch in a three-day bash in March and April 2015, starting with a Door of Hope Benefit Day, when the store donated 20 percent of sales to the charity Door of Hope which helps homeless families to rebuild their lives with transitional housing.A week later, members of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce were present during the branch’s formal opening.Kuo, who lives in Pasadena with her husband and four children, said she decided to open in Pasadena because it has that “big city feel with the heart of a small town.”Her Facebook announcement on Sunday earned praises for the transparency and “looking out for your customers,” with well-wishers saying they hope the stores will open soon.Kuo said they were in the process of refunding online and phone orders that came in before her announcement.For more information about Nothing Bundt Cakes, visit www.nothingbundtcakes.com. Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a commentcenter_img 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newslast_img read more

Unquestioning Candidates Forum Disappoints Ocean City Voters

first_imgCANDIDATE PROFILESMayor:Jay GillianEd PriceCity Council:Michael AllegrettoKeith HartzellMike HysonPete MaddenEric Sauder About 100 people gathered Wednesday in the auditorium at the Ocean City Free Public Library to learn more about all five City Council candidates and both mayoral contenders in the May 13 municipal election.But after each recited a five-minute opening statement, the candidates went unquestioned. Incumbent Councilmen Keith Hartzell (right) and Mike Allegretto speak with Ocean City resident Marc Shuster.Instead, they were invited to mingle with the  audience in a “meet-and-greet” that allowed individuals to ask their own questions.“This is a disgrace,” Lindy Shaw said after the opening statements ended and it became apparent that the public would hear no more.She and her husband, Bill, had come expecting to hear candidates debate the issues. Bill said he wanted to ask one question of the candidates: Do they support the “coastal cottage” concept (two small single-family homes occupying a lot typically occupied by a single duplex)?“I’m disappointed in the way this is being handled,” Bill Shaw said of the forum format.“I don’t like it this way,” retired Councilman Roy Wagner said.“We were disappointed, too,” said Bob Barr, president of the Ocean City Community Association (OCCA), the sponsor of Wednesday’s forum.Barr said the prepared questions for Wednesday’s debate were lost when OCCA board member Jim Tweed’s computer crashed on Sunday. He said the board met Monday afternoon and agreed that they could not properly vet a new set of questions in such a short time frame. They agreed to go with the meet-and-greet format.One factor, he said, was the proximity of next Tuesday’s (April 29) City Council candidates debate sponsored by the Democratic and Republican organizations of Ocean City. The event in the Ocean City High School auditorium will include candidates giving two-minute responses to randomly drawn questions. Council candidates will be able to rebut or respond to other questions during five-minute closing statements.A companion debate for mayoral candidates on May 7 at the high school will allow the audience to hear candidates each responding to the same question, Barr said.Incumbent Mayor Jay Gillian participated in the forum — just a few hours after leaving his brother Jimmy’s funeral. His challenger, Ed Price, also attended the funeral as a participant in a Masonic Service.Gillian and Price echoed their campaign platforms in their opening statements.Gillian said he stands by his record of accomplishment in his first term — including committing $10 million per year to infrastructure infrastructure improvements (with $5 million going to roads and drainage alone), negotiating public employee contracts with average salary increases of 1.2 percent, and responding quickly and effectively to help Ocean City recover from Superstorm Sandy.Price said “we can do better together” on beach, bay and other projects. He said he would be committed to ideas that would encourage people to “shop local” in Ocean City. And he said he would bring a new management style to the mayor’s office — the concept-design-fund-implement concept that worked successfully during a major renovation of the Ocean City Community Center when he was head of the library’s board of trustees.Among the city council candidates’ opening statements, Mike Hyson fell in line with the audience when he said, “I’m disappointed in the change of tonight’s format.”Incumbent Councilmen Mike Allegretto and Keith Hartzell are seeking their third terms. First-time council candidates Pete Madden and Eric Sauder also participated.For more on the candidates, see the following: VIDEOTAPED STATEMENTS Videotaped statements from all candidates will be replayed on several occasions on the city’s government access channel (Channel 97 on the Comcast cable system).The city established the policy of providing access to the channel for local election candidates in 2006. The city provides candidates the opportunity to have a five-minute statement professionally recorded at their cost and then replayed on Channel 97.The candidates’ statements will air on Channel 97 on the following dates and times:Friday, April 25, 7:30 a.m.Sunday, April 27, NoonWednesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

Register to Vote on Sept. 25 at O.C. Library

first_imgFor the May 12 municipal election, voters will not be going to the polls. The League of Women Voters of Cape May County is participating in the National Voter Registration Day effort on Tuesday, Sept. 25.A League representative will be available to answer questions from the public about registering to vote in Room N116 at the Ocean City Free Public Library from 3:30-6:30 p.m.Voter registration forms will be available as well as applications for a vote by mail ballot. To be an eligible voter in New Jersey, people must be registered at least 21 days before any election they intend to vote in.For more information, contact Steve Wajda at [email protected]last_img read more

Inter Link halts buy-out talks

first_imgCake company Inter Link says it is no longer in talks with a possible buyer, following an earlier announcement that it had been approached.Inter Link said on 25 September that a private equity house had approached it with a view to a possible offer for the company.Exploratory early-stage discussions have now terminated and no offer is anticipated, Inter Link announced this week.Alwin Thompson, Inter Link’s executive chairman commented: “Now that these talks have terminated, we can concentrate all of our resources on the group’s increasingly important Christmas period and on delivering our ninth consecutive successful year.”last_img read more

Watch David Bowie Perform ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ In Special 1972 Performance [HD Video]

first_imgFrom the Best of Bowie DVD, this video was recorded on February 8, 1972 for The Old Grey Whistle Test on BBC, though it wasn’t broadcasted until over ten years later. The song was written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory and features simple piano playing with powerful lyrics that question the dedication of present society.Ten years into his career, Bowie was entering his Ziggy Stardust stage and influencing popular culture to join his trends of anti-traditionalism. “Oh! You Pretty Things” invokes concepts of the ever-evolving races of humanity, providing images of strangers joining to better understand the state of society, with refrain lyrics like “You gotta make way for the Homo Superior” and ongoing urges to “wake up” and think about “the world to come.”Watch the uplifting performance below:Tedeschi Trucks Band included the Bowie song as a bonus track on their most recent album Let Me Get By. Watch a live version below:last_img read more