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MasterCard buys DataCash

MasterCard buys DataCash

first_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share whatsapp Tags: NULL MasterCard buys DataCash MasterCard will buy British payment services provider DataCash Group for £333m in cash to expand its e-commerce business.The world’s second-largest credit and debit card payment processer, said it will pay 360p per share, a 54 per cent premium to DataCash’s Wednesday closing price.MasterCard said the deal would increase its ability to process payments online, especially in Europe and emerging markets. DataCash helps merchants accept online payments and provides them with fraud-prevention services.MasterCard’s new chief executive, Ajay Banga, is trying to boost the company’s profits by developing its online and mobile payments processing business. The company is looking for faster growth in non-US markets, where many consumers still use cash instead of plastic or online payments.Banga is also trying to catch up to arch-rival Visa, the world’s largest credit and debit card processing network. In April, Visa signed a $2bn (£1.3bn) deal to buy the payment processor CyberSource Corp.Both Visa and MasterCard are trying to stay abreast of competition with eBay’s PayPal, which many consumers think of first when they buy something online, analysts said.MasterCard expects the deal to reduce its fourth-quarter earnings by about five cents per share, break even in 2011, and add to earnings in 2012.DataCash posted adjusted pre-tax profit of £16.6m on turnover of £36.9m in 2009.The acquisition is expected to close by the end of October.MasterCard shares closed at $212.86 on Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.ASHLEY HEADDATACASHDATACASH executive chairman Ashley Head, who has over 30 years experience in the payments and banking industry, stands to make a staggering £144m from the sale of the firm. He yesterday said of the deal: “The proposed acquisition represents a significant opportunity for DataCash to drive increased adoption of our platforms and programmes internationally and become part of the exciting value proposition of MasterCard.”This is not the first time Head has enjoyed a bumper pay-day. In 2007 he sold 1.2m shares in the company at 2.40p each, netting around £2.88m.He has been bullish about the health of DataCash. In March he said: “The board anticipates further growth in revenue, profits and dividends in 2010.”Head was involved in setting up ProcCyber, a bespoke payments and risk solutions firm acquired by DataCash in June 2006. He currently owns a 43.3 per cent stake in DataCash.Head, who has a hands-on management role at the firm, has worked for MasterCard as senior vice president for Africa.He has also had a stint as director of technology and electronic banking for The National Commercial Bank in Saudi Arabia. Thursday 19 August 2010 8:41 pm whatsapp last_img read more

Tech stocks push Wall Street higher

Tech stocks push Wall Street higher

first_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com US stocks finished mostly flat in a choppy session yesterday, as investors bet on strong technology earnings even as JPMorgan Chase’s numbers weighed on other market sectors.Network equipment maker Riverbed Technology boosted the industry and helped buoy the Nasdaq after its quarterly outlook. The stock surged 12.4 per cent to $34.74 (£21.32) on four times the average daily volume over the last 50 days.“This earnings season is an expectation game,” said King Lip, chief investment officer of Baker Avenue Asset Management in San Francisco.He said after Riverbed’s competitor F5 Networks reported poor earnings in January, “analysts pretty much thought companies like Riverbed were going to miss. That’s why you see the strong reaction in their shares today.” F5 shares gained 3.1 per cent to $96.70.JPMorgan Chase shares fell 0.8 per cent to $46.25 after earlier rising more than one per cent. The Dow component beat expectations with its profit, but enthusiasm waned after the bank’s chief executive said in a conference call there would not be another dividend hike soon.“Most people had expected JPMorgan to do well. That was factored in already,” Lip said.In an outline of his budget proposal, US president Barack Obama said he would refuse to renew Bush-era tax breaks for wealthier Americans. A deal to extend those cuts last December propelled the S&P 500 to its highest level in two years.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 7.41 points, or 0.06 per cent, to 12,270.99. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index inched up 0.25 of a point, or 0.02 per cent, to 1,314.41. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 16.73 points, or 0.61 per cent, to 2,761.52.EMC led tech shares higher after a Goldman Sachs analyst said he expected a better-than-consensus quarter for the top maker of corporate data storage equipment. EMC’s shares gained 3.3 per cent to $26.69.The S&P Information Technology Index added 0.7 per cent.From a technical perspective, the S&P 500 weakened as its daily moving average convergence-divergence, a gauge of short-term relative performance, triggered a “sell” signal for the first time since late March.Investors seem to be looking ahead to the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting in two weeks, according to Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist of Robert W. Baird in Nashville. The Fed is expected to detail its exit strategy as a $600bn asset-buying programme comes to an end. KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 13 April 2011 7:41 pm Share whatsapp Tech stocks push Wall Street higher whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Stop saving and start investing! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks to make a passive income

Stop saving and start investing! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks to make a passive income

first_imgStop saving and start investing! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks to make a passive income I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Peter Stephens | Friday, 7th February, 2020 | More on: AV BLND Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens owns shares of Aviva and British Land Co. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co. 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. See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address With interest rates on cash savings accounts currently being lower than inflation in many cases, buying FTSE 100 dividend shares could be a shrewd move.The index offers a relatively high yield at the present time, with many of its members set to produce rising dividends over the coming years.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…With that in mind, here are two large-cap income shares that could offer a growing passive income and may be worth buying today.British LandThe most recent results from real estate investment trust (REIT) British Land (LSE: BLND) highlighted the progress it is making in responding to changing occupier demand in the commercial property sector.For example, the company detailed its further shift away from retail space, as e-commerce continues to contribute to weaker demand for retail units across the UK. In its place, British Land is seeking to increase its exposure to office units. It has enjoyed relatively robust demand for new and existing units, which could help to offset a challenging outlook for the retail segment.The stock has a long track record of delivering dividend growth alongside a solid yield. At the present time, it offers an income return of around 5.7%. It is expected to increase shareholder payouts by 2.4% per annum over the next two years, which is likely to be ahead of inflation. And since its shares trade on a price-to-book (P/B) ratio of 0.7, it seems to offer a wide margin of safety.Therefore, while commercial property may not be a popular sector to invest in at the present time, it could offer a mix of high income returns and share price growth potential through companies such as British Land.AvivaAnother FTSE 100 share that has experienced mixed performance in recent quarters is insurance business Aviva (LSE: AV). The company’s half-year results showed that its general insurance division made encouraging progress, but this was offset to some extent by weak performances in life insurance and asset management.As a result, the company has made major changes to its operating model. For example, it has separated its life and general insurance businesses, while ramping-up its investment in digital opportunities. This could strengthen its competitive position in those markets and enable it to report a stronger financial performance in the coming quarters.With a dividend yield of 7.9%, Aviva could offer a highly attractive income return. It increased dividends per share by 3% at its half-year results, and is forecast to raise them by 3.9% in the next financial year. This could mean that investors can obtain an 8%+ yield over the medium term, with the potential for above-inflation rises in shareholder payouts.Alongside its income potential, Aviva trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 7. This suggests that it offers a wide margin of safety and may be worth buying today for the long term. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Is the Shell dividend a sign of things to come?

Is the Shell dividend a sign of things to come?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Some stocks you buy for growth, some you buy for income. For me, the Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) dividend was always a draw. It was with much disappointment I saw it slash its payout earlier this year. Disappointment, but understanding. In times of trouble, one must be cautious.News yesterday then, that the dividend would be increased in the next payout had me excited. What’s more, Shell said, “We are starting a new era of dividend growth”. Even better – I hope.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 Shell dividend in contextNow yesterday’s news is not exactly the greatest increase I have ever seen. Shell increased its next dividend payment by about 4% to 16.65 cents. This far from makes up for the 66% slash it undertook in April. But still, it is a move in the right direction.Shell has a good history of dividend payouts. Until this year, it had one of the longest and most consistent payout schemes in the FTSE 100. It was an income stock through-and-through.We do need to ask ourselves now though, is this latest announcement the right thing to do? I have said it before, but it is often the right decision for a firm to cut or halt dividends in times of trouble. Reinvesting cash into the business helps secure its future more than paying investors.With low oil prices continuing, Covid-19 still dominating and a recession looking ever more likely, we have to question the company’s decision this time.Shell said “Our sector-leading cash flows will enable us to grow our businesses of the future while increasing shareholder distributions, making us a compelling investment case”. The Shell dividend, unsurprisingly, is aimed at attracting investors.The future of the share priceThe Shell dividend increase will of course, help bolster its stock to some extent. It is still far from previous levels, so it is hard to imagine a new wave of income investors flocking to the stock that were not already interested.I also do believe that the cash outflow will not really harm Shell’s prospects. Oil prices are subdued at the moment but they will go back up at some point. The major factor here of course, will be Covid-19 and the airlines.Though a vaccine may be around the corner, the future of Covid-19 still seems very uncertain. In the UK and other European countries, second lockdowns are already taking place. The airline and travel industry is hanging on by a thread.The worst-case scenario I see for the large oil majors is a global recession. Let’s face it; businesses across the board are suffering. People are losing jobs and at this stage, we don’t know when it will end. Any major recession will hurt many oil-demanding firms long after Covid-19 is subdued.That said, I am still fairly positive on Shell. I am happy to hold on to the stock I already own, though perhaps not willing to increase my position just yet. Its efforts towards a green energy platform I think are good for the long term. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Karl Loomes | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: RDSB Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Is the Shell dividend a sign of things to come? See all posts by Karl Loomes Karl has shares in Royal Dutch Shell. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

International Black Clergy Conference brings people together across the African…

International Black Clergy Conference brings people together across the African…

first_img Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Africa, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 By Pat McCaughan Posted Nov 13, 2020 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Racial Justice & Reconciliation 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 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 Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks to clergy and laity during the virtual International Black Clergy Conference on Nov. 12, 2020.[Episcopal News Service] Against a backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic and social, economic, political and racial upheaval – including conflicts over policing in the United States – Episcopalians and Anglicans from across the African diaspora gathered virtually to proclaim: “We are woke and ready to go.”Several hundred viewers joined the Nov. 10-12 International Black Clergy Conference, themed “The African Diaspora United: Woke and Ready to Go,” organized by The Episcopal Church Office of Black Ministries. The conference included multilingual worship and provocative conversations and sermons that addressed Scriptural themes such as “pray and watch, rise and go,” taken from Mark 14:38-42. Laity were invited to join the conference on the final day.“We know we have challenges out there that we have to face,” said the Rev. Ron Byrd Sr., The Episcopal Church’s missioner for Black ministries. The conference, he said, was intended to strengthen congregations and relationships across the African diaspora and to highlight a new direction, new programs, resources and even a name change for his office.Bishops from Latin American and Caribbean dioceses, including Cuba, Colombia, Honduras, Central Ecuador and the Virgin Islands, as well as the Most Rev. Julio Murray, primate of the Anglican Church in Central America, sent prerecorded blessings to conference attendees. Similarly, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latino, Haitian, Sudanese, East African, West African, Liberian and South African clergy shared prerecorded stories of their ministries.The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, bishop suffragan for the armed forces and federal ministries, sent prerecorded prayers and blessings commemorating Veterans Day on Nov. 11.Keynote speakers, including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry; Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright; the Rt. Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the first Black female bishop in the Church of England; and Elizabeth Henry, the Church of England’s former national adviser for minority-ethnic Anglican concerns, celebrated a common heritage of resilient faith in spite of challenging times.A diverse group of clergy and laity from around the world joined the conference.Being ‘woke’Curry said the international gathering felt like a family reunion. Being woke, he said, is what the first chapter of John’s Gospel describes when it says, “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” From his home in Raleigh, North Carolina, the presiding bishop told the gathering, “We need to be a seven-day-a-week church.”“Like Jesus, we can refuse to internalize oppression,” Curry said. “We know what it means to be oppressed. We know what it means to have the gospel used as a weapon against us.”The real gospel “will show us the way for us to be free and for us to be agents of setting other folks free. That’s the joyful liberty of the children of God,” Curry said.Or, in the words of Wright, who recalled the image of the prophetess Miriam dancing for joy after the escape from Egypt in Exodus 15:20-21, “Did you bring your tambourine?”Hudson-Wilkin said she participated in demonstrations in the United Kingdom in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. “As part of the African diaspora,” she said, “we have been there as a people, experienced and still experiencing oppression … because as long as there is one person from the African diaspora experiencing oppression, then we are too.”And yet, she added, “We do have a message to proclaim. A message of liberty and release. We cannot just stand at the street corner and proclaim it. We have to engage with the authorities in our proclamation in order to see and bring in the changes that are needed.”Similarly, Elizabeth Henry, the chief executive of the advocacy group Race on the Agenda, shared images of Black Lives Matter advocates in Bristol, England, toppling a statue of a civic leader and former slave trader after “we saw and we witnessed and we heard our brother pleading, ‘I can’t breathe.’ That statement has, across the world, become symbolic around oppression and exclusion,” she said.The Very Rev. Kim Coleman, national president of the Union of Black Episcopalians, said hearing about the struggle for racial justice in the U.K. “reminded (us) of the common ground that binds us together and extends beyond our identity as Episcopalians and Anglicans.”“On the other hand, it is invigorating to be reminded that today, right now, we are being called to make our gift of Blackness count towards achieving justice for others who bear the burden of color-based oppression,” Coleman said. “If I am nothing else after attending this conference, I certainly am ‘woke and ready to go.’”The church as thermostat, not thermometerDuring a prerecorded conversation on Nov. 11, Curry and the Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary in New York, discussed what the church might learn from the Black Lives Matter movement.Like the Black Lives Matter movement, the Black church – the church created by slaves who would “steal away, steal away to Jesus” – declared freedom “in spite of what they had been told in catechisms that distorted Christianity,” Curry said. Both send the message that “you are not what this world tries to make you out to be. You are a child of God. Live like a child of God. Walk like a child of God.”He added that the church must become “an incarnational institution in the community where it dwells … by becoming part of that community, becoming a part of the issues of that community.”“We have to learn from those people on the ground,” Douglas said. “Martin Luther King said that, instead of being a thermometer, the church needs to be the thermostat. To set, in essence, the temperature. That’s where we have to get to, to lead the way” in the creation of just and safe communities.Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and political and societal upheaval, she asked: “How are we setting the thermostat in all this?”“We are stepping into a legacy of people who fought for freedom even when they knew that the freedom that they were fighting for was a freedom they would never ever see. But they fought for that freedom anyhow. They believed in the freedom that was the justice of God. That has to haunt and to inspire all of us who are in this diaspora of people blessed with ebony grace,” Douglas said.Office of Black Ministries pivots to address changing timesByrd said the conference was intended to build on his highest priority since he became missioner for Black ministries two years ago: “to work toward ensuring an inclusive face for all persons of the African diaspora.”The office has established eight convocations representing diasporic diversity and hosted its first gathering, of East Africans, in Los Angeles, California, in 2019. “Plans are underway for a second, with the South Sudanese, for April in Kansas City, Missouri, COVID allowing,” he said.Conference participants were asked to participate in a survey to determine a possible name change for the office to reflect that diversity. In consultation with the presiding bishop, the choice between the Office of Black/African Diaspora Ministries or the Office of Black/African Ancestry Ministries will be announced early next year, he said.The name change was proposed because, “In our context, the descriptor ‘Black’ is often considered as referring to African Americans,” he said. “This has been perhaps an impediment for some members of the diaspora from engaging, participating, from feeling a sense of welcome and inclusion.”The Office of Black Ministries continues to provide resources and support to congregations across the diaspora, he said. His office’s Healing from Internalized Oppression program continues to address “the way we treat one another,” Byrd said, as well as issues of conflict and isolation that create dysfunction in churches.Additionally, the Rt. Rev. Edward Ambrose Gumbs, bishop of the Virgin Islands, told the gathering that Byrd has been designated an honorary canon of All Saints Cathedral in St. Thomas and that the Rev. Sandye Wilson will begin serving as interim dean there in January.All conference presentations will be available for on-demand viewing on the Office of Black Ministries page.– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles, California. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI International Black Clergy Conference brings people together across the African diaspora Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

Ivanhoe Extension / Modscape

Ivanhoe Extension / Modscape

first_imgCopyAbout this officeModscapeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionMelbourneAustraliaPublished on July 19, 2018Cite: “Ivanhoe Extension / Modscape ” 18 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  John Madden Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Modscape Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily Ivanhoe Extension / ModscapeSave this projectSaveIvanhoe Extension / Modscape 2017 Projects CopyHouses, Extension•Melbourne, Australia Australia Manufacturers: Interia, Signorino, Tongue n Groove, Lockwood, Perini TilesCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© John MaddenRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. In need of extra space for their growing family, the clients decided to employ a modular solution and extend their home rather than move. The extension is open, filled with natural light and beautifully compliments its leafy suburban location. A new double-height entrance space has been created in the middle of the house providing a clean separation and demarcation between existing and new. As soon as you walk in the front door, your eye is drawn up to the circular skylight which casts directed light to the open stairs below.Save this picture!© John MaddenSave this picture!SectionTo accommodate for the sloping site, the extension is terraced down the block with a slight change in levels between the original house (which has now become the kid’s domain), the entrance way and the new modular living area. This helps to subtly define different zones, while the same Oak flooring used throughout provides continuity and flow.Save this picture!© John MaddenJust beyond the new entrance foyer is the heart of the home – a large kitchen. From the outset, the clients’ brief revolved around this space with the arrangement, layout and finishes carefully considered. With ample storage space provided in the butler’s pantry, the kitchen is big enough for the whole family to cook, gather and socialize. The heroes of the space are the large floor-to-ceiling windows that capture clear vistas into the beautifully landscaped backyard and surrounding trees. Cornerless sliding doors in the dining area provide a seamless transition from outside to in – the result is a relaxed, light-filled gathering space with a fantastic outlook and connection to the external spaces.Save this picture!Floor PlansSustainably-sourced Blackbutt timber and Colorbond Diversaclad marry in harmony in this home. Yet it’s when the first-floor timber form starts to curve and becomes a battened screen that gives way to the house’s personality. The screen is practical too – it provides additional sun shading and privacy ensuring there are no overlooking issues into the neighbor’s backyard. For the adults, the master suite upstairs offers a peaceful haven, cantilevering out to the garden.Save this picture!© John MaddenThe house includes many active and passive systems to ensure that it functions efficiently. Solar passive heating and cross ventilation, high levels of natural light, double glazing with thermal break frames, over insulation (like all of our modular homes), 2,000L rainwater tank, energy efficient lighting, water efficient fixtures and reverse cycle heating and cooling alongside a gas fireplace.Save this picture!© John MaddenWhile the Modscape team were busy constructing the extension within the factory the clients were living in the house disruption-free. The clients moved out four weeks prior to the installation date as Modscape coordinated the demolition and site preparation. Installation of the modules occurred in just one day. And three weeks later the Modscape team had completed the works and the clients could put the kettle on.Save this picture!© John MaddenProject gallerySee allShow lessThe House of Still / Snow AIDeSelected ProjectsUrban Alchemy 9 / Ankit PrabhudessaiSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© John Madden+ 21Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898467/ivanhoe-extension-modscape Clipboard Photographs Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898467/ivanhoe-extension-modscape Clipboard “COPY” Ivanhoe Extension / Modscape last_img read more

Israeli massacre in Gaza protested

Israeli massacre in Gaza protested

first_imgWithin a few hours of the news that Israel had attacked the Great March of Return, a crowd gathered in New York’s Washington Square Park to protest this new Israeli massacre.Speakers at the rally pointed out that Israel killed 17 and wounded 1,400 — according to the latest figures available April 1 — at “peaceful protests called by all the political groups in Gaza to demand Palestinians’ Right of Return to their native villages now controlled by Israel and to protest the dire conditions in Gaza.” The protests began on Land Day March 30 and are scheduled to end on al Nakba, May 15.Land Day commemorates the six Palestinians killed and hundreds wounded over the 1976 expropriation of hundreds of thousands of hectares of Palestinian-owned land. Al Nakba, “the catastrophe,” commemorates the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians from the lands that were to become Israel in 1948.The chants were militant: “NYC, you will learn, that refugees will return!”; “Free, free Palestine! Long live the Intifadah!”; and “Resistance is justified, when people are occupied!”The Facebook page for the protest at Washington Square Park lists Within our Lifetime-United for Palestine as calling the protest, which was endorsed by NYU Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, Samidoun, NY 4 Palestine, which includes American Muslims for Palestine, and the International Action Center, Al-Awda, Decolonize This Place, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine at the College of Staten Island and Labor for Palestine.There were protests March 31, especially in Tunisia, Turkey and Lebanon. More protests over the new Israeli massacre are expected the first week of April.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Trump, Xi Now Unlikely to Meet Before March Deadline

Trump, Xi Now Unlikely to Meet Before March Deadline

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Trump, Xi Now Unlikely to Meet Before March Deadline Previous articleCTE Student Organizations, Including FFA, Recognized by General AssemblyNext articleLivestock Barn Zoning an Increasing Problem in Indiana NAFB News Service SHARE By NAFB News Service – Feb 7, 2019 Will they or won’t they? President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping now aren’t expected to meet later this month. Officials on both sides had said the two presidents were scheduled to be face-to-face later in February but now, CNBC says a meeting before the March 2nd deadline is unlikely. A senior administration official now says there’s “far too much work to do” in a short period of time before a deal can get done with China. President Trump had set a deadline of March 2nd to reach an agreement on trade.White House Trade Adviser Larry Kudlow tells Fox Business that Trump does expect to meet with Xi at some point in the future, but right now, it’s up in the air. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is pressuring Beijing to make structural changes that would bring an end to policies that force U.S. companies to hand over technology or intellectual property as a requirement for doing businesses in the country. “The administration has argued that such policies are a direct attack on U.S. innovation and represent a deliberate campaign by China to take over dominance in the tech sector.The American Soybean Association says trade talks are good, soybean purchases are good, but lifting the tariff that China slapped on U.S. soybean imports would be better. The ASA says it’s the only way U.S. soybean producers can regain commercial access to China, their most significant overseas market. “It’s encouraging that the administration is keeping soybeans in their trade conversations with China,” says Davie Stephens, ASA President. “The Chinese Vice Premiere’s commitment to buy another five million tons of soybeans is encouraging, but it’s not the answer. We need an agreement at the end of the 90-day period that specifically rescinds the tariff that China has imposed on U.S. soybean imports.”The ASA president says the “good-faith” purchase commitment is a positive sign that both countries are working towards the real progress that soybean producers are looking for. However, the purchases don’t offset the damage done to the soybean industry since tariffs were imposed. It also doesn’t repair the long-term damage the tariffs have done to a relationship that was decades in the making. ASA is joining other organizations in asking congressional members to help strengthen their message to the Administration that rescinding the tariffs are vital to the health of the farm economy. Trump, Xi Now Unlikely to Meet Before March Deadline SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Confrontation in northern city between jihadists and last journalists

Confrontation in northern city between jihadists and last journalists

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns the beating that radio presenter Abdoul Malick Ali Maïga received from jihadists in the northern city of Gao on 5 August after commenting on the fact that protesting residents had prevented them from amputating an accused thief’s hand that morning.Maïga had just made his comment and was still presenting the evening news programme on radio Adar Koima (Joy of the Hill) when members of the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) burst him in and took him away.Adar Koima journalist Oumarou Mohamed Lamine told Reporters Without Borders that the station is now off the air. “We are waiting for our colleague to recover and then we will reopen the radio station, perhaps at the weekend,” he said. “The suspension of broadcasting is just a temporary decision.” On the media situation in Gao, Lamine said: “Of the six radio stations that used to broadcast in Gao, ours is the only one still operating. The population needs us in order to be able to have information about what is happening in the city. We are afraid that (the Islamists) will come back, but we will keep going.”Lamine added: ” We are working with a skeleton staff and we have reduced the number of programmes. Now we just broadcast from 6 to 10 pm. We used to be 13 journalists but now we are just six. There are rumours that MUJAO still wants to target our station but we are determined to continue our battle. Our mission is awareness raising, education and information. Our evening news programme is vital for the population.” Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the gravity of this incident. It shows that a trial of strength is taking place between Islamists who want to impose the Sharia and deprive the population of independent news coverage, and media that are trying to survive amid the chaos and provide a minimum news service.The Adar Koima episode began on the evening of 4 August, when the station reported during its news programme that MUJAO was planning to amputate the hand of a young recruit who had been caught stealing. The next morning, a large number of residents gathered in Gao’s Independence Square in order to prevent the punishment from being carried out.In reprisal, the Islamists swooped on the radio station at around 8 pm, as Maïga was referring to that morning’s events. Interrupting the programme, they took him off to an unknown location, beat him with rifle butts, and dumped him, unconscious, outside Gao’s main hospital two hours later. Maïga finally recovered consciousness at around 2 am. Agence France-Presse quoted a hospital doctor as saying he had abrasions over one eye and was still in intense pain.The Islamists only released Maïga after Gao residents staged another demonstration outside police headquarters and, according to Radio France Internationale, set fire to the car of Aliou Mahamar, the MUJAO-appointed police chief who was blamed for the attack on Maïga.”It is important that the journalists employed by Gao’s last radio station should be able to continue working safely, especially as the station’s closure would leave the city without any news media,” Reporters Without Borders added.Meanwhile, all is far from well in the south of the country. The press club and organizations that defend journalists’ rights staged a one-day media stoppage three weeks ago in protest against an attack on Saouti Haidara, the dean of Mali’s press corps, three weeks ago.Long an example of freedom of information in Africa, Mali has experienced a constant and dramatic deterioration since a military coup in March and the occupation of the north of the country by various armed groups. Organisation RSF_en August 8, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Confrontation in northern city between jihadists and last journalists RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali May 5, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. Follow the news on Mali June 8, 2021 Find out more MaliAfrica to go further Receive email alerts MaliAfrica News News French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Photo : Members of Movement for unity and jihad in West Africa (MUJAO in french), in a street of Gao (AFP/Issouf Sanogo) Help by sharing this information News May 17, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Senior Notes

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Senior Notes

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News Commercial Real Estate News Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Senior Notes From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribecenter_img Top of the News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. announced today that it is commencing an underwritten public offering, subject to market conditions, of senior notes. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., and Goldman, Sachs & Co. will act as joint book-running managers in connection with the public offering. The notes will be unsecured obligations of the Company and fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, L.P., an indirectly, 100% owned subsidiary of the Company.The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for the partial prepayment of $100 million on its 2016 unsecured senior bank term loan and reduction of the outstanding balance on its unsecured senior line of credit. The Company may then also borrow from time to time under its unsecured line of credit to provide funds for general working capital and other corporate purposes, including the repayment of debt and selective development or redevelopment of science and technology urban campus assets.Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a self-administered and self-managed investment grade REIT, is the largest and leading REIT focused on Class A assets in collaborative science and technology campuses located in urban innovation clusters. Alexandria has established a market presence in locations including Greater Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Seattle, San Diego, Maryland, and Research Triangle Park.The notes will be offered pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 that was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s notes, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.Copies of the prospectus supplement relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained by contacting: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, or by calling: 212-834-4533 collect; Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, E-mail: [email protected], Telephone: 1-888-603-5847; or Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, or by emailing [email protected] press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s offering of notes and its intended use of the proceeds. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s present intent, beliefs or expectations, but forward-looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in or implied by the Company’s forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties detailed in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update this information. For more discussion relating to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the Company’s forward-looking statements, and risks and uncertainties to the Company’s business in general, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. 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