Macy’s eyes growth as profits lift by 50pc

first_img Tags: NULL MACY’S, the US department store chain, has increased its fourth-quarter profits by 50 per cent, predicting further growth this year.The retailer, which also operates the Bloomingdale’s brand, saw sales increase to $8.27bn (£5.1bn) in the 13 weeks to 29 January this year.Net income for the firm was $667m over the period, up from $445m a year earlier.Cincinnati-based Macy’s recorded sales of $25bn for the full-year, up 6.4 per cent on 2009.The retailer opened several new stores across the US, as well as a branch of Bloomingdale’s operated under licence by a third party in Dubai.Chief executive Terry J. Lundgren said: “2010 was a very successful year for Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s based on a combination of strong sales, steady margins and continued expense discipline. “A successful holiday selling period in 2010 reinforced the effectiveness of our talented team, our unique organisational structure and the process that has transformed Macy’s to a culture of growth.“We believe that our company is now on a clear path that will lead to continued growth in sales, earnings and cash flow in the years ahead,” he added. Share whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Show Comments ▼ Macy’s eyes growth as profits lift by 50pc Tuesday 22 February 2011 8:48 pmlast_img read more

Profits propped up at Goldman

first_img Share Tags: NULL KCS-content Tuesday 19 April 2011 9:05 pm Profits propped up at Goldman whatsapp GOLDMAN Sachs saw earnings and revenues drop compared to last year, with the financial advisory division of its investment bank losing market share and its brokerage seeing revenues fall by more than a fifth. Pre-tax profits fell by 22 per cent to $4bn (£2.45bn) despite a smaller fall of seven per cent in revenues, which were $11.9bn.Profits were saved from a larger drop by the division in charge of propriety investment activities – Goldman’s investing and lending of its own money – which is still under a regulatory cloud as to its long-term future.The bank’s “investing & lending” division, which was only recently introduced as a reporting category in an effort to improve transparency, saw revenues jump by 37 per cent year-on-year to $2.7bn for the quarter. Operating costs rose slightly but expenses were worst hit by a $220m impairment charge on a sale of a mortgage servicing business, Litton Loan Servicing. The cost of pay and benefits declined five per cent to $5.3bn, a 44 per cent compensation-to-revenues ratio.Goldman’s investment bank – its fee-based advisory and underwriting services on client actions like floats and M&A – has had a sluggish start to the year, underlined by its demotion in several market share league tables for the first-quarter of 2011.The bank has missed out on some of the biggest deals so far this year, including AT&T USA’s bid for T-Mobile and Duke Energy’s merger with Progress Energy. Fees from advisory work dropped to $357m, 23 per cent down on last year. But Goldman says that it has a larger backlog of advisory work in the pipeline that is likely to translate into better revenues during the next quarter.Despite losing advisory share, the investment bank’s overall revenues were up by five per cent compared to last year to $1.3bn, largely due to a 32 per cent jump in revenues from debt underwriting, with the bank’s high yield division said to be seeing strong demand. Goldman’s largest revenue source, executing trades for institutional clients, delivered what the bank called a “solid performance”.Although its revenues were down 22 per cent on the equivalent quarter last year, they were 84 per cent up compared to the last quarter of 2010. They totalled $6.6bn. center_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapplast_img read more

WatchAndWager renews Cal Expo license

first_img WatchAndWager renews Cal Expo license Sports betting Webis Holdings’ advanced deposit wagering (ADW) business WatchandWager has renewed its license with the California Horse Racing Board to conduct harness racing at the Cal Expo racetrack in Sacramento. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting 28th August 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Webis Holdings’ advanced deposit wagering (ADW) business WatchandWager has renewed its license with the California Horse Racing Board to conduct harness racing at the Cal Expo racetrack in Sacramento.The licence runs from the start of the 2019-20 harness racing season on 9 November until the 47-race season ends on 25 April, 2020.The company – which has operated Cal Expo, California’s only harness racetrack, since 2012 – also noted that it is in advanced negotiations with Cal Expo to secure a significant extension of the contract to operate racing at the track.WatchandWager has also recently renewed its parimutuel wagering licenses to accept wagers from residents of New York and Washington, and is currently in the process of renewing its parimutuel license in Kentucky.Read more on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

XLMedia forecasts revenue decline in first half

first_img Email Address 23rd July 2020 | By contenteditor Affiliate marketing services provider XLMedia has said it expects to post a year-on-year drop in revenue for the first half of 2020, primarily due to Google de-ranking a number of its websites and also the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Finance Tags: Online Gambling Affiliate marketing services provider XLMedia has said it expects to post a year-on-year drop in revenue for the first half of 2020, primarily due to Google de-ranking a number of its websites and also the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. XLMedia forecast that revenue for the six months to 30 June would amount to approximately $27.5m (£21.6m/€23.8m), which would represent a drop of 35.3% from $42.5m in the same period last year.Trading in Q1 was stronger than the second quarter, with revenue of $15.6m, due to a normal period of trading before the de-ranking in late January and the impact of Covid-19 not being felt until the middle of March.Analysing the forecasts, XLMedia referred to the impact of Google changing the rankings for some of its sites in January of this year. At the time, XLMedia said the move led to a significant decrease in traffic that would hurt its revenue, with 23 of the impacted sites premium revenue generating assets. XLMedia has now revealed that monthly revenue is currently running around $2m lower than before the de-ranking, with the vast majority of this dropping through to the bottom line.“The company has been, and will remain, focused on re-ranking these sites,” XLMedia said. “For the last six months, the company has been raising the quality of the content on the sites to make it more relevant and engaging.“This included user-generated content, enhancing the offerings for a more targeted audience, assisted by data science, and migrating to an outsourced platform, which enables it to benefit from the accelerated innovation provided by an open-source community. “The managed re-ranking process will begin in August, when the first sites are resubmitted to Google.”According to XLMedia, if a website were to have the manual penalty removed, it would take around six months for it to deliver 50% of the original revenue level, and up to a further 12 months to return to the level before the de-ranking.In terms of Covid-19, XLMedia’s global workforce has been working remotely since March 2020, with some staff only recently returning to the workplace. The provider said it has been able to “seamlessly” implement remote and flexible working measures, with no impact on short-term productivity.XLMedia said the impact of the pandemic was felt the most within its sports and personal finance assets, mainly due to the shut down of sports events and lower levels of activity in credit card issuance and investments.Though XLMedia said the pandemic “generally benefitted” websites dedicated to casino and gaming, unlike some competitors that reported significant upside, it was unable to take full advantage due to the Google de-rankings.An expected lower revenue performance is likely to impact other results for the first half, with earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBTIDA) set to total around $3.5m. This would be 81.2% lower than $18.6m last year, though the 2019 figure was adjusted to exclude share-based payments.However, despite these forecast declines, XLMedia said its balance sheet remains strong, with cash balances at the end of June expected to total $27.9m, down by 35.3% from $43.1m at the same point past year. The provider said that this was helped by a focus on cost management and the recently announced a reduction in employee numbers.“While financial performance in the first six months was disappointing, XLMedia continues to make good progress on its transformation agenda and the delivery of its strategic priorities,” XLMedia said.“Alongside this, we are prioritising removing the penalties imposed by Google on some of its premium sites. Combined with recent encouraging signs of increased activity in sports and personal finance, this would provide an increasing level of confidence in our ability to grow revenue and profit in 2021 and beyond.”XLMedia also pointed to a number of other significant developments towards the end of the period, including announcing its intention to consider the disposal of some or all of its Finnish casino assets.The provider said it has no requirement to sell assets, but any disposals could help rebalance its asset portfolio, and will now consider expressions of interest for the assets.Also in June, XLMedia announced the appointment of Ken Dorward, formerly of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, as its new president North America.After the end of the half, completed a buyout of, a global football media publisher offering news content, live streaming of sport and betting tips for football fans.In addition, the provider transitioned its corporation tax residence from Cyprus to the UK, in a move it said reflects the shift in senior management control, with the CEO, CFO and COO now based in the UK.“XLMedia remains a strong business and a leader in its industry, with a clear strategic vision and the operational and financial strength to deliver it,” the provider said.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Finance Marketing & affiliates XLMedia forecasts revenue decline in first half AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

These shares are still cheap after the stock market crash. Could they be profitable investments?

first_img Even though the worst of the stock market crash seems a long while ago now, some shares are still struggling to recover. Some companies face major ongoing challenges, such as Cineworld, but others could bounce back strongly, especially if investors are patient.Cheap after the stock market crashLloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) shares were hit hard by the pandemic. They haven’t really recovered. Fears over the economy, bad debts, and possibly also on the horizon Brexit once again coming to the fore, have all conspired to keep the share price suppressed.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…Like other banks – all of which have also struggled – Lloyds has scrapped its dividend. I think this was a massive disappointment and one of the major reasons, pre-pandemic, for holding the shares.Change is around the corner though. The CEO will be leaving next year after around a decade in charge. Over those 10 years, the share price has fallen, by roughly half. Even after the stock market crash, the FTSE 100 overall is up over the last decade. Perhaps new management can inject some energy into the share price and build on the bank’s solid foundations.I expect the Lloyds share price to remain in a fragile state as long as the economy does. However, when things improve, it could be a winner. I think the share price at that point could rise rapidly.Cheap share that could reintroduce its dividendThe same fears that have hit the share prices of banks have also hit housebuilders such as Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW). Housebuilders also have specific challenges with the likely end of Help to Buy next year – unless the government extends the support.Rival Persimmon has already reinstated its dividend. There’s no reason to think Taylor Wimpey will be far behind. Like my colleague recently pointed out, it’s better to buy the shares before the dividend is reintroduced. That way you can benefit from a boost in demand for the shares from income investors and from the improved sentiment towards the stock.The pandemic will hit completions in the short term. But the group is raising money and buying land, which should boost future margins. The group has historically performed well and I believe it will emerge stronger from the pandemic.A riskier cheap share I’m not a bull on oil but if you believe the oil price will keep bouncing back then Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) could be a very profitable investment. The decision to slash the dividend was unpopular with investors, but it does give management breathing room. That is important in a tricky operating environment like the current one.The world is moving away from oil, and so is Shell to some degree, but for now the shares are much cheaper than they were and could be a profitable investment.I think Lloyds and Taylor Wimpey especially are still very cheap following the stock market crash. I fully expect the share prices to bounce back and reward patient investors.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Andy Ross Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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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. Andy Ross | Saturday, 29th August, 2020 | More on: LLOY RDSB TW These shares are still cheap after the stock market crash. Could they be profitable investments? 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.last_img read more

Autumn Internationals Ireland v USA Preview

first_imgWhat time does it kick off and is it on TV?Ireland v USA, Saturday 24 November, Aviva Stadium, Dublin.The match will kick off at 6.30pm and will be televised on Channel 4.Ben O’Keefe will be the referee in control with Nic Berry and Marius Mitrea providing assistance as touch judges.The TMO is Ian Davies.What are the line-ups?IRELAND: Will Addison; Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose, Stuart McCloskey, Darren Sweetnam; Joey Carbery, John Cooney; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Finlay Bealham; Tadhg Beirne, Iain Henderson, Rhys Ruddock, Jordi Murphy, Jack Conan.Replacements: Rob Herring, Cian Healy, John Ryan, Quinn Roux, Josh van der Flier, Luke McGrath, Ross Byrne, Sam Arnold.USA: Will Hooley; Blaine Scully (capt), Bryce Campbell, Paul Lasike, Marcel Brache; Will Magie, Shaun Davies; Titi Lamositele, Joe Taufete’e, Paul Mullen, Greg Peterson, Nick Civetta, John Quill, Hanco Germishuys, Cam Dolan. Replacements: Dylan Fawsitt, Chance Wenglewski, Dino Waldren, Samu Manoa, David Tameilau, Ruben de Haas, Gannon Moore, Ryan Matyas.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A week after a momentous win over the All Blacks, this week the Irish face the United States. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Autumn Internationals Ireland v USA PreviewA week after winning against the All Blacks in a titanic defensive display, it is no surprise that Joe Schmidt has rung the changes for the arrival of the United States team. Ireland have made 14 switches in all, having decided to use the match as a chance to see all of the players in their squad get some game-time.However, the United States should not be underestimated. Earlier this year Scotland did so and paid the price losing 30-29 after having led 21-6 before half time. It was their first ever win against a Tier One nation. There is real optimism building Stateside.The Autumn Tests reveal this point. Their last two matches have been good wins against Samoa and Romania, however they lost heavily to the Maori All Blacks. They will hope it is much closer in Dublin this weekend.The last time the two sides played each other was in the Summer of 2017 where the Irish won 55-19.What’s the big team news?Garry Ringrose is the only player to keep his spot after last week. Ulster scrum-half John Cooney will make his first international start, pairing up with Joey Carbery who will hope to replicate his fine form this season for Munster.For the Eagles, there are several starting line-up changes to the team that beat Romania last weekend with Shaun Davies coming in at scrum-half, Hanco Germishuys is at flanker and Will Hooley comes in at full-back with Marcel Brache shifting to the wing.Sole Survivor: Ringrose is the only player to keep his spot in the starting lineup (Getty Images)What have the coaches said?“This was always part of the plan to make the changes, the two games book-ended the series and it’s a chance to look at all of the 43 players across the four matches,” said Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.“We had 43 players in total and we wanted to make sure that we got a look at all 43 players at some stage. And that we gave them all opportunity. It’s fantastic that they’ve taken that opportunity in the main, they’ve taken responsibility for really positive preparation and hopefully we can finish this bracket of four games on a positive note on Saturday.”USA Head Coach Gary Gold said: “We know this weekend will present our greatest challenge yet with the Ireland side still buzzing from their historic victory over the All Blacks. Ireland will be relentless as ever this weekend and our guys have spent the last week ensuring that they approach Saturday’s game with the level of intensity that will put us in the best position to meet the fight.” Outclassed: The Irish beat the USA last year 55-19 (Getty Images) last_img read more

Structure task force gathers for first time

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing 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 Comments (3) Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Structure Lisa Fox says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC General Convention 2012, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, Feb. 14 each gave the church’s Task Force on Structure their own sense of the work facing the 26-member group.Their remarks came on the first day of the task force’s initial meeting being held Feb. 14-16 at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.“Your task is to bring all of your creativity, strategizing, thought and prayer to the work of suggesting how we might better support and undergird and challenge the life and work of this Church and to do it with as one person says, ‘sheer holy boldness,’” Jefferts Schori said.The presiding bishop said church members are currently directing their attention to four areas. The first are the issues around identity, she said, such as “who are we, what we are for.” The second is mission, which she said is “a primary response to the question of identity.” Sustainability in mission is the third area and includes the question of how all parts of the church can grow to be self-supporting. The final focus of attention is organizing and structuring for mission.Jefferts Schori noted that the group is expected to report to the church in late 2014, “with the hope that our next General Convention will take up your proposals.”“Change and reform are not waiting until then, however,” she said, adding that the group charged with shaping the next General Convention “has already begun to look at how we might work more effectively.”In addition to the four areas of attention the presiding bishop outlined, she also raised questions, among many others, about how the church structure ought to respond to a “flexible and varied understanding of congregations/faith communities” and how such communities might evolve out of various mission efforts.“We are going to need to rethink, restructure, and reform in order to ensure that all of these develop that are sustainable – as congregations and dioceses, and for clergy and lay leadership can be sustainable,” she said.Jefferts Schori also encouraged the group to consider how the Episcopal Church can nurture and develop its full communion relationships with other denominations and its relationships across the Anglican Communion.The complete text of the presiding bishop’s remarks is here.Jennings noted that the General Convention said in July 2012 when it called for formation of the group that it “believes the Holy Spirit is urging the Episcopal Church to reimagine itself, so that, grounded in our rich heritage and yet open to our creative future.”However, she said, “We don’t have agreement on what we mean when we say we intend to ‘reimagine the Episcopal Church’” as well as present to the next meeting of convention a plan to reform the church’s structures, governance and administration.“It is up to you to define the scope of what you will seek to restructure,” she told the group, adding it could involve the corporate structure of the church; the structure of dioceses and provinces; the Executive Council; the church’s committees, commissions, agencies and boards, theological education and the General Convention itself.Jennings said the task force members are to be “guides” and “no one’s agents; no one’s surrogates” as they started out on their task, beginning at “the end of the institutional church as we have known it.”There is not yet a common vocabulary for describing outcomes or approaches. “Most of all, we have a lot of unquestioned assumptions and not much data,” she said.The House of Deputies president added that what she hears from many clergy and laypeople is that “they have remarkably little need for, or interest in, traditional top-down governance structures more suited to the world of Mad Men than Modern Family.”“Any new structure worth having will need to harness their commitment to the Gospel, their passion for mission, and their energy and creativity,” she said.“I will wait with great interest as you lead us in welcoming and engaging changing realities, emerging networks, flattening hierarchies, rapidly changing media, amazing new technologies, and new ideas about what community means,” she said. “We are all praying for you.”The complete text of Jennings’ remarks is here.The two delivered their remarks during an open session that was also to have included a review of the group’s mandate.The rest of the Feb. 14 sessions, the next two days’ proceedings and small-group discussions are private. The closing worship on Feb. 16 will be open.The task force plans to issue a statement following the conclusion of the meeting, according to a media advisory here.The task force was called for via Resolution C095, approved at the July meeting of General Convention.Resolution C095 called for a 24-member task force charged with presenting a plan to the next General Convention in 2015 “for reforming the church’s structures, governance, and administration.” According to the resolution “the membership of the task force shall reflect the diversity of the church, and shall include some persons with critical distance from the church’s institutional leadership.”The resolution also requires that the task force “be accountable directly to the General Convention, and independent of other governing structures, to maintain a high degree of autonomy.”The convention said the task force “shall gather information and ideas from congregations, dioceses and provinces, and other interested individuals and organizations, including those not often heard from; engage other resources to provide information and guidance, and shall invite all these constituencies to be joined in prayer as they engage in this common work ofdiscernment.”The task force will conduct a special gathering with representation from every diocese to receive responses to the recommendations it plans to bring to the next meeting of convention, to be held in Salt Lake City. The resolution called for the representation at that meeting to include “at least” a bishop, a lay deputy, a clerical deputy and one person under the age of 35 from each diocese. It may also include representatives of institutions and communities such as religious orders, seminaries and intentional communities, according to the resolution.The date and location of the special meeting will be determined later.The task force must release its final report to the church by November 2014, the resolution said, along with any needed resolutions to implement its recommendations.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. By Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Feb 14, 2013 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT February 19, 2013 at 10:03 am We find ourselves where we are for many reasons! The reported PB’s comment reads “church members are currently directing their attention to four areas”…the looking at the where are we now…possibly a springboard, areas of attention, I do not see it as a charge as such. The Task Force will, without doubt, review things that ARE being done ‘right’. There is a saying in Tanzania, “pole pole” – slowly slowly. Joining all in prayers for the task and its members. 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I was on the floor of the House of Deputies when the resolution was adopted, and I sat in the Structure Committee hearings (which Deputy Gay Jennings so capably chaired). We were very clear that we wanted this group beholden to NO ONE. In fact, we wrote it into the text of Resolution C095 that they should be “independent of other governing structures, to maintain a high degree of autonomy.” So thank you for your insights, Presiding Bishop. Now, kindly get out of the way and let the task force do the open-ended work we charged them to do at General Convention.BTW, I am grateful for our Presiding Bishop’s ministry. But this struck me wrong, that she tried to give them a four-point “charge.” General Convention already gave them an open-ended charge to dream big, and we expressed our wish that they would do so without influence of the “governning structures.” Everyone else needs to get out of the way and let the task force work.Lisa FoxLay Deputy/Missouri/2012 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET February 14, 2013 at 8:49 pm No report about the recent gathering of the task force to study our “evolving” understanding of marriage? When that report sees the light of day it will be all too obvious just how disobedient this Church has become to Jesus Christ. I am quite sure that our Church would not have to even be studying downsizing and consolidation of decreasing resources if only we would cease marrying the culture. 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Gemeinde / Stefan Forster Architekten

first_imgSave this picture!© Lisa Farkas+ 22 Share Gemeinde / Stefan Forster Architekten Structural Engineer: Geotechnical Engineering: Germany Kannemacher + Dr. Sturm, Beratende Ingenieure für Bauwesen VBI Year:  Housing Photographs CopyHousing•Frankfurt, Germany 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Architects: Stefan Forster Architekten Area Area of this architecture project ArchDailycenter_img Landscape Architect: Area:  2880 m² Area:  2880 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Gemeinde / Stefan Forster ArchitektenSave this projectSaveGemeinde / Stefan Forster Architekten Projects photographs:  Lisa FarkasPhotographs:  Lisa Farkas Project Team:Sandra Söhnel, Julia Goldschmidt, Ute StreitHvacr Engineering:pb Planungsbüro für Haustechnische Anlagen G. Bieger Ing., IngelheimContruction Management:Ingenieurbüro Schmid Ges. für Projektsteuerung und BauüberwachungBuilding Physics Engineering:AC Bauphysik Consult IngenieurgesellschaftGauger:Wittig + Kirchner Öffentl. bestellte VermessungsingenieureCost:5,85 Million € including taxesCity:FrankfurtCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lisa FarkasRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Icon BricksPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsFretwork Facade PanelText description provided by the architects. The Western Harbour – located in the south-western not far from Frankfurt’s city centre and ten minutes to walk from the main train station – was until recently an unattractive “non-place”: a 124,000 square meter area with an elongated offshore jetty lost its importance and function as a trading centre because the logistic of transportation of goods was shifted from water to rails and streets. The storage buildings – mostly inconsequential post-war architecture – dilapidated, have been used as a warehouse for carpet dealers and carriers and a concrete mixing factory was sooting.Save this picture!© Lisa FarkasThe conversion of this urban area started in 1993 under the headline “living and working by the river” to create a mixed used area with offices and bars for over 2.000 residents. On one of the last free plots the residential house with a congregation centre was completed in 2012 and brings the conversion of the “Westhafen” finally to an end.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe duality of the different uses is expressed in three completely different façades and avoids a classic appearance of a church building. The house appears to street as an urban residential house, with the entrance to the 14 OAP-suitable apartments in the upper floors and the entrance underground car park.Save this picture!© Lisa FarkasTo the courtyard the house opens with continuous loggias along the living rooms. Only the north façade with its clinker profiled entrance provides associations to a church building. A multifunctional hall with a small protected courtyard and offices of the congregation centre in the second floor offers a forum for all people of the new district. 1- to 3- rooms apartments are barrier-free built and rented especially to older people.Save this picture!© Lisa FarkasThrough the use of high-quality construction materials and insulation, which go beyond the requirements of the German Energy Savings Ordinance, it can be built by preserving resources. Durable materials like the clinker and the eucalyptus wood for windows offer a high quality and lasting.Save this picture!1st Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Will Bruder / Will Bruder ArchitectsInterviewsMola Structural Kit: A New Way to Learn About StructuresArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Hafenstraße 5, 60327 Frankfurt, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Michael Palm Dipl. Ing., Freier Garten- und Landschaftsarchitekt 2012 Ingenieurbüro für Geotechnik Dipl.Ing. N. Gündling CopyAbout this officeStefan Forster ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingFrankfurtHousingResidentialGermanyPublished on September 12, 2014Cite: “Gemeinde / Stefan Forster Architekten” 12 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Minister announces Charity Commission appointments

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 21 May 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Minister announces Charity Commission appointments Social Development Minister, Nelson McCausland, has announced three appointments to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland board.Walter Rader, previously a Commissioner on the Board, has been appointed Deputy Chief Commissioner for a term of five years. Brenda Maitland and Geraldine Donaghy have been appointed as Commissioners for terms of three years. All three appointments came into effect on 7 May 2013.The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) was established as the regulator of charities operating in Northern Ireland following the enactment of The Charities (Northern Ireland) Act 2008. Advertisement The main functions of the CCNI are to keep a public register of charities; encourage, facilitate and monitor compliance with charity law; determine charity status; identify and investigate misconduct in charity administration and take remedial or protective action, as necessary.last_img read more

March 15 Last Day to Complete Enrollment for 2021 ARC/PLC

first_imgARC and PLC Decision Tool, the Texas A&M tool that allow producers to analyze payment yield updates and expected payments for 2019 and 2020. Producers who have used the tool in the past should see their username and much of their farm data will already be available in the system. March 15 Last Day to Complete Enrollment for 2021 ARC/PLC Facebook Twitter SHARE Crop Insurance ConsiderationsProducers are reminded that enrolling in ARC or PLC programs can impact eligibility for some crop insurance products. Producers who elect and enroll in PLC also have the option of purchasing Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) through their Approved Insurance Provider. Producers of covered commodities who elect ARC are ineligible for SCO on their planted acres.Unlike SCO, RMA’s Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) is unaffected by participating in ARC for the same crop, on the same acres. You may elect ECO regardless of your farm program election.Upland cotton farmers who choose to enroll seed cotton base acres in ARC or PLC are ineligible for the stacked income protection plan (STAX) on their planted cotton acres.More InformationFor more information on ARC and PLC including web-based decision tools, visit USDA Service Centers are open for business, including those that restrict in-person visits or require appointments. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with NRCS, Farm Service Agency, or any other Service Center agency should call ahead and schedule an appointment. Service Centers that are open for appointments will pre-screen visitors based on health concerns or recent travel, and visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Visitors are also required to wear a face covering during their appointment. Our program delivery staff will continue to work with our producers by phone, email, and using online tools. More information can be found at .Visit to find location and contact information for the nearest FSA county office. SHARE By USDA Communications – Feb 9, 2021 Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2021 must do so by March 15. Producers who have not yet signed a 2021 enrollment contract or who want to make an election change should contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to make an appointment. Program enrollment for 2021 is required in order to participate in the programs, but elections for the 2021 crop year are optional and otherwise remain the same as elections made for 2020.“FSA offices have multiple programs competing for the time and attention of our staff. Because of the importance and complexities of the ARC and PLC programs, and to ensure we meet your program delivery expectations, please do not wait to start the enrollment process,” said FSA Acting Administrator Steve Peterson. “I cannot emphasize enough the need to begin the program election and enrollment process now. This process can be completed when applying for other FSA programs as well.”ARC and PLC provide income support to farmers from substantial drops in crop prices or revenues and are vital economic safety nets for most American farms.Although 1,033,310 contracts have been completed to date, this represents less than 59% of the more than 1.7 million contracts anticipated by the Agency. By enrolling soon, producers can beat the rush as the deadline nears.Producers who do not complete enrollment by close of business local time on Monday, March 15 will not be enrolled in ARC or PLC for the 2021 crop year and will be ineligible to receive a payment should one trigger for an eligible crop.ARC and PLC contracts can be emailed, faxed or physically signed and mailed back to FSA. Producers with level 2 eauthentication access can electronically sign contracts. Service Center staff can also work with producers to sign and securely transmit contracts electronically through two commercially available tools: Box and OneSpan. You can learn more about these solutions at Producers may also make arrangements to drop off signed contracts at the FSA county office. Please call ahead for local mailing or drop off information and options for submitting signed contracts electronically.Producers are eligible to enroll farms with base acres for the following commodities: barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, medium- and short-grain rice, safflower seed, seed cotton, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.Yield Data and Web-Based Decision Tools AvailableFSA recently updated the annual and benchmark yields for ARC/PLC program years 2019, 2020 and 2021. This data is useful to producers in choosing to participate in either ARC or PLC.For added assistance with ARC and PLC decisions, USDA partnered with the University of Illinois and Texas A&M University to offer web-based decision tools to assist producers in making informed, educated decisions using crop data specific to their respective farming operations. Tools include:Gardner-farmdoc Payment Calculator, the University of Illinois tool that offers farmers the ability to run payment estimate modeling for their farms and counties for ARC-County and PLC. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News March 15 Last Day to Complete Enrollment for 2021 ARC/PLC Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 2/9/21 with Arlan Suderman of StoneXNext articleUSDA Releases Latest WASDE Report USDA Communicationslast_img read more