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BetMGM links up with NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders

first_img Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Sponsorship BetMGM, the gambling brand operated via the GVC Holdings-MGM Resorts joint venture Roar Digital, has entered into a new partnership with the Las Vegas Raiders National Football League (NFL) franchise. BetMGM links up with NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders 18th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Under the agreement, which builds on an existing relationship between MGM Resorts and the Raiders, BetMGM will serve as the team’s first official sports betting partner. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full story on iGB North America.center_img Regions: US Nevada BetMGM, the gambling brand operated via the GVC Holdings-MGM Resorts joint venture Roar Digital, has entered into a new partnership with the Las Vegas Raiders National Football League (NFL) franchise. Sponsorship The operator will also be a founding partner of the team’s new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and benefit from prominent branding placement throughout the stadium, including in-stadium signage and an MGM Resorts VIP entrance. BetMGM will provide educational information about the BetMGM sports betting mobile offering to Raiders fans, with consumers in Nevada now able to register for the app. The Raiders relocated to the state from Oakland, California earlier this year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Markets are crashing! I’d consider diversifying my FTSE portfolio

first_img Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Coronavirus headlines have recently infected global share markets. Analysts debate and discuss what the economic effects of the viral outbreak will likely be. But you and I can agree on the shared anxiety it has created over the past few weeks.What would you rate as one of the most reliable safeguards against such stomach-churning market volatility? I’d say diversification, among asset classes, within your share portfolio, and geographically.  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…What is your risk tolerance?In investing, risk and return go together; where there is a potential return, there is also a potential loss. For example, since the end of the financial crisis of 2008, most technology and other growth shares had been darlings among investors. There seemed to have been no limit to how much some of these stocks could appreciate. However, the past few weeks have also shown investors how far and how fast they can fall.On the other hand, a savings account at a UK-regulated bank or building society guarantees the safety of your money for up to £85,000 per person, yet offers a very low annual return.Asset allocation – which can simply be defined as how you’d divide your investments among shares, bonds, bank-deposits, as well as other types of investment vehicles such as real estate or physical gold – determines your portfolio risk and returns. The aim is to strike the right balance between more potentially volatile assets such as shares and more stable ones.Diversifying your stock portfolioOnce you have decided how much of your wealth you would like to have in equities, it is time to look at how you want to allocate your money among different types of shares.How many stocks should you have in your equity portfolio? The answer would partly depend on the amount available to invest and how much time you can spare to follow your shares. If you are not a seasoned investor, it might be better to start small. You can always increase the number of shares you hold if the company performs well in the long run.Diversification will not eliminate all the risk in your equity portfolio. But your long-term risk/return ratio is likely to be more attractive. A share portfolio constructed of different kinds of companies and sectors will, on average, yield higher returns and enable you to ride out the volatility of the stock market.If you are unsure where to begin, a low-cost FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 tracker fund might be appropriate. Or you could invest in low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) such as the iShares UK Dividend UCITS ETF.Geographic diversificationMany analysts agree on the benefits of international diversification for retail investors. Global markets don’t always move in tandem. So international exposure may help decrease the potential short-term adverse effects of the home bias in domestically uncertain times.For those investors who may feel overwhelmed by the effect of various domestic issues in the short run, I think an exchange-traded fund (ETF) to consider could be the FTSE All-World ETF, tracking the performance of a large number of stocks worldwide. At The Motley Fool, we believe in saving and investing for the long term. Having a disciplined focus as well as a diversified portfolio could help investors to get through the ebbs and flows of the market. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Markets are crashing! I’d consider diversifying my FTSE portfolio 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE center_img Image source: Getty Images 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. 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. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Renewable energy stocks: 1 to watch in 2021

first_img 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. 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. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Renewable energy does carry risksInvesting in a clean energy company that consistently increases its dividends sounds interesting to me. But there are some risks to be aware of.First, this renewable energy stock does not currently produce 100% clean energy. Of the 17.3TWh of electricity generated in 2019, only 79% was sourced from its biomass or hydro-power plants. The remaining 21% came from burning coal. And since coal-powered plants will be made illegal in 2025, that gives Drax only a few short years to eliminate it from its portfolio.Yes, that 21% may not seem like much. But the firm is dependent on government subsidies for its biomass power production (in 2019, it received £790m). These subsidies are expected to end in 2027, but they could be ended sooner. This adds a lot of pressure to not only become 100% renewable but to make biomass power production economically viable in a relatively short space of time.The Bottom lineAs a business, Drax looks quite compelling in my eyes. But as an investment, not so much… at least not at the moment.It has achieved a respectable 11% average annual revenue growth over the last five years. However, the problem I have is the operating profit margins. They’re incredibly tight and haven’t shown any real sign of improvement, which correlates with the firm’s dependence on government subsidies.Until it can reduce the operating costs of generating electricity with biomass, I won’t be considering Drax for my portfolio. But I’m definitely keeping an eye on it. Image source: Getty Images While Drax may not be the best income stock out there, here is: Renewable energy stocks: 1 to watch in 2021 Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Drax Group. 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. Zaven Boyrazian | Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 | More on: DRX center_img The UK government has set out plans to eliminate the country’s carbon footprint within the next 30 years. But in order for the energy sector to transform itself into a carbon-neutral powerhouse, some technological innovations from renewable energy stocks are needed. At least that’s what I think.With that in mind, I’ve spotted one renewable energy stock that I think deserves a closer look as a potential addition to my portfolio.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A renewable energy stock using biomassWhile most energy companies seek to become net-zero carbon by 2050, Drax Group (LSE:DRX) is being a bit more radical. The energy generation business is aiming to become carbon negative by 2030. This means that it intends to remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it produces in less than a decade.Whether it will achieve that goal remains to be seen. But the renewable energy stock does appear to be on track. The business can be broken down into three segments.The first is biomass production. The firm manufactures compressed wooden pellets from sustainable working forests. These pellets are subsequently used in the second business segment – electrical power generation.The Drax power station was originally a coal-powered plant. Today it uses its own manufactured biomass as an alternative fuel source. This switch resulted in an 80% reduction in Drax’s carbon footprint, while also making it the UK’s largest renewable power station.The company’s final segment is a business-to-business (B2B) energy supply solution where it’s Power Haven and Opus Energy teams negotiate with other firms to supply all their power needs. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Enter Your Email Address 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now!last_img read more

Los que siguen siendo episcopales en Carolina del Sur ‘miran…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service] Los episcopales de Carolina del Sur se sintieron  “entristecidos” cuando otros miembros de esa diócesis ratificaron el 17 de noviembre una decisión tomada anteriormente por el liderazgo diocesano de abandonar la Iglesia Episcopal, pero dijeron sentirse también “alentados de que muchas personas, clérigos y laicos, habían optado por quedarse”.El Foro Episcopal de Carolina del Sur expresó también en una declaración de su presidente, Melinda A. Lucka, una abogada de la zona de Charleston, que “la Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Sur sigue en plena comunión con la Iglesia Episcopal”.Dos días antes de la reunión del 17 de noviembre, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori dirigió una carta pastoral a los episcopales de la diócesis en la que ofrecía oraciones y apoyo a los que deseaban permanecer en la Iglesia Episcopal, y advertía que la diócesis “sigue siendo una parte integrante de la Iglesia Episcopal, incluso si varios de sus líderes la han abandonado”.Jefferts Schori no ha hecho ninguna declaración después de la reunión del 17 de noviembre.Se ha creado un comité directivo “para guiar y asistir en la reorganización de la diócesis”, según una lista de sus miembros que aparece aquí. El obispo John Clark Buchanan, que vive en Mount Pleasant, Carolina del Sur, y el obispo Charles von Rosenberg de Daniel Island, ambos obispos jubilados de la Iglesia Episcopal, aparecen como asesores del comité directivo.Hillery Douglas, empresario de Charleston y guardián mayor de la iglesia episcopal de San Marcos [St. Mark’s] en esa ciudad, preside el comité directivo. El comité espera “garantizar que todos los episcopales de la diócesis puedan permanecer en la Iglesia Episcopal”, dijo Douglas después de la reunión del 17 de noviembre.Pese a las votaciones del mes pasado y del 17 de noviembre, añadió él, “los episcopales seguirán adorando juntos en esta diócesis” .Tom Tisdale, un ex canciller diocesano que, en el pasado, ha trabajado para la obispa primada en la diócesis, estuvo de acuerdo. “La invitación a volver siempre estará vigente sin condiciones”, dijo. “Pero estamos mirando al futuro”.La diócesis que continúa [leal a la Iglesia] ha creado una página web, que incluye una lista de 12 parroquias y congregaciones en las cuales la mayoría de los miembros ha dicho que ellos siguen siendo parte de la Iglesia Episcopal. Hay 78 congregaciones en la diócesis.Lawrence y los líderes diocesanos que le son leales han emprendido una serie de medidas para distanciar la diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal, medidas que parten de los desacuerdos sobre problemas de sexualidad humana e interpretación teológica. Esas medidas alcanzaron un punto crítico después que Jefferts Schori restringió el ministerio de Lawrence el 17 de octubre, luego de que la Junta Disciplinaria para los Obispos le hubiera certificado que él había abandonado la Iglesia Episcopal “por una abierta renuncia de la disciplina de la Iglesia”.La junta citó tres ejemplos, incluido el apoyo de Lawrence a las resoluciones de la convención diocesana en 2010 que tenían la intención de rechazar la mayor parte de la adhesión de la diócesis a la Constitución y Cánones de la Iglesia, su decisión de enmendar los estatutos de la diócesis al eliminar todas las referencias a la Iglesia y la obediencia a su Constitución y Cánones y sus instrucciones al canciller de la diócesis Wade Logan de enviar una escritura de renuncia a todas las parroquias de la diócesis. Una escritura de renuncia transfiere por lo general la propiedad de la parte que emite la escritura a aquella que la recibe. El “Canon Dennis” (Canon 1.7.4) dice que una parroquia tiene su propiedad en fideicomiso de la diócesis y la Iglesia Episcopal.El mismo día en que la junta disciplinaria se pronunció, el Comité Permanente de la diócesis anunciaba que la decisión de la junta “había provocado la activación de dos preexistentes resoluciones corporativas de la diócesis, las cuales simultáneamente desafiliaban a la diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal y convocaban a una convención especial”.Durante esa convención el 17 de noviembre, Lawrence solicitó y recibió ratificación de sus decisiones y de las del Comité Permanente respecto a desafiliar la diócesis.La convención aprobó tres resoluciones. La primera resolución ratificaba las medidas tomadas por Lawrence y por el Comité Permanente, las cuales rompían cualquier relación con la Iglesia Episcopal.  La resolución también había hecho que la convención declarase que Lawrence era el “legítimo obispo” de la diócesis y “declara que  así como Dios ha enviado al obispo Lawrence a ser nuestro obispo, sólo él [Dios] tiene la autoridad para declarar lo contrario”.La segunda resolución enmendaba la constitución diocesana al eliminar toda mención de la Iglesia Episcopal o de su Convención General. Esta resolución exige técnicamente una segunda lectura y aprobación. La tercera resolución eliminaba todas las referencias a la Iglesia Episcopal de los cánones diocesanos.Las primeras dos se aprobaron por aclamación, en tanto la tercera resultó aprobada por el 96 por ciento del orden del clero (71 votos a favor y 3 abstenciones) y el 90 por ciento del orden del laicado (47 a favor con 5 abstenciones), según información que puede encontrarse aquí.Cuarenta y dos parroquias asistieron a la convención especial junto con 12 misiones [organizadas] que enviaron un total de 170 delegados laicos.Durante la votación de las resoluciones, el Rdo. Daniel Hank, de Barnwell, que se abstuvo, dijo que a pesar del conflicto personal con la Iglesia Episcopal, “la unidad de la Iglesia no es la obra de manos humanas ni de mentes humanas, sino la obra del Espíritu Santo que se realiza a través de los sacramentos”.“La Iglesia madre es la carne que nos da la vida, que nos forma en el mundo como cristianos”, dijo él. “yo he escudriñado diligentemente en las Escrituras y en el libro de oración y no he encontrado ninguna ceremonia en la que uno pueda divorciarse de su madre”.Aquí aparecen copias de las resoluciones.La Diócesis de Carolina del Sur ha fijado su próxima convención anual para el 8 de marzo de 2013, y la diócesis que continúa leal [a la Iglesia Episcopal] se propone adherirse a esa fecha. Los puestos del liderazgo se cubrirán y se tomarán otras medidas para llevar adelante la reorganización. Entre tanto, el comité directivo, si bien no tiene ninguna autoridad eclesiástica en la diócesis, servirá como un vehículo a los episcopales de Carolina del Sur para comunicarse con la Iglesia Episcopal y tomar otras medidas que le permitan a la diócesis reorganizarse y funcionar, según una sección de preguntas y respuestas que aparece en la página web de la diócesis ininterrupta.El comité directivo está trabajando a través de varios subcomités, entre ellos un subcomité de cuidado pastoral para laicos y clérigos, un subcomité de la convención para prepararse para la convención de marzo,  un subcomité de comunicaciones, un subcomité del clero para ayudar a los sacerdotes con sus ministerios actuales y un subcomité administrativo para ocuparse de lo relacionado con recursos humanos.“Las personas tienen interrogantes, pero una vez que entienden lo que está pasando, hemos visto una enorme cantidad de apoyo para seguir siendo la diócesis episcopal”, dijo Holly Behre, presidente del subcomité de comunicaciones. “Ahora mismo, estamos trabajando en nuestra infraestructura para lograr tener una voz alternativa  allí [en la convención diocesana] para los episcopales leales”.El Rdo. Wilmot T. Merchant II, presidente del subcomité administrativo, dijo que él intentaba proseguir en la misión de la Iglesia.“Yo no estoy preparado para irme, porque uno siempre tendrá desacuerdos de familia”, dijo. “Nunca ha habido una época en que la Iglesia haya estado libre de polémicas, especialmente en lo que se refiere a la interpretación bíblica. La Iglesia Episcopal ha respaldado históricamente a personas [que han estado] en diferentes posiciones respecto a los asuntos [en discusión], y hemos sobrevivido”.El obispo von Rosenberg auspició una jornada del clero dos días antes de la reunión del 17 de noviembre. Esa jornada estuvo abierta a todo el clero diocesano, y alrededor de 70 personas se reunieron para adorar juntas y hacerle preguntas al comité directivo. Algunas de esas preguntas se interesaban en los elementos esenciales del proceso de reorganización, tales como el nombre de la diócesis, la posesión de las propiedades, el estatus del dinero de las promesas, a quién habría que someter las solicitudes para el reconocimiento de nuevas congregaciones y sí la Iglesia Episcopal apoyaba al comité. Los clérigos también preguntaron cómo atender pastoralmente a los feligreses a los que les habían dado lo que algunas personas consideraban información incorrecta acerca de los acontecimientos en torno a la desafiliación y quienes querían seguir siendo episcopales, y cómo ayudar a las congregaciones cuyos miembros estaban divididos, pero querían adorar juntos.El Rdo. Marshall Huey, rector de la Antigua Parroquia de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s Parish Church] en Charleston, dijo durante la jornada del clero que él apreciaba que “no haya habido ningún comentario desdeñoso hacia nuestros hermanos y hermanas que han elegido un camino diferente”.“Tenemos una parroquia que crece y estamos unidos en nuestra determinación de asimilar tanta información como podamos antes de tomar una decisión sopesada”, dijo él. “Me siento como un niño que presencia una pelea de sus padres en el proceso de divorcio. Estoy lastimado y dolido por ello. Es lesivo para nuestro testimonio cristiano”.Von Rosenberg le aseguró a los que participaron en la reunión del clero que “la Iglesia saldrá bien y que hasta podemos llegar a prosperar”.“En la Iglesia Episcopal, estamos relacionados con personas solidarias y con instituciones de apoyo más allá de Carolina del Sur”, afirmó.El obispo instó a los clérigos a cuidar de sí mismos en este momento de confusión y estrés.“Los clérigos activos en las parroquias son los que están en el frente en este momento de confusión”, subrayó él. “De manera que estamos tratando de ser cuidadores pastorales de personas que están confundidas… Mantengan ardiendo el fuego de ese primer amor por el ministerio. Que sean otros los que les recuerden el porqué empezaron por meterse en todo esto”.Cómo la diócesis llegó a este puntoLawrence y el liderazgo diocesano han estado distanciándose de la Iglesia Episcopal durante tres años por lo menos, incluidas las acciones citadas por la junta disciplinaria. Sin embargo, se suscitaron dudas sobre las intenciones de Lawrence desde el momento en que lo nominaron en 2006 para convertirse en el 14º. obispo de la diócesis.Cuando Lawrence fue elegido obispo por primera vez en septiembre de 2006, tuvo que responder a numerosas preguntas respecto a si él intentaba convencer a los episcopales de la diócesis de que abandonaran la Iglesia. En una carta dirigida a toda la Iglesia el 6 de noviembre de 2006, él escribió “que se esforzaría en mantener a la Diócesis de Carolina del Sur en la Iglesia Episcopal tanto como mis hermanas y hermanos obispos se esfuerzan en mantener a la Iglesia Episcopal en una relación pactada con la Comunión Anglicana en todo el mundo”.Lawrence no recibió los consentimientos requeridos para su consagración en 2007 porque algunos formularios de consentimiento de comités permanentes eran canónicamente impropios. Fue reelecto subsecuentemente, recibió los consentimientos que se exigen para todos los obispos electos y fue consagrado el 26 de enero de 2008.En octubre de 2009, la diócesis autorizó a Lawrence y al Comité Permanente a comenzar a retirarse de los organismos denominacionales que consientan en “acciones consideradas contrarias a la Sagrada Escritura, la doctrina, disciplina y culto de Cristo como esta Iglesia los ha recibido, las resoluciones de la Conferencia de Lambeth que han expresado el sentir de la Comunión, el Libro de Oración Común y nuestra Constitución y Cánones, hasta que tales organismos muestren una disposición a arrepentirse de tales acciones”.Esa autorización se produjo en respuesta a dos resoluciones de la Convención General aprobadas dos meses antes y que se centraban en la sexualidad humana y reafirmaban el compromiso de la Iglesia Episcopal con la Comunión Anglicana. La Resolución D025 afirmaba “que Dios ha llamado y puede llamar” a personas homosexuales [hombres y mujeres] “a cualquier ministerio ordenado en la Iglesia Episcopal”. La Resolución C056 pedía que se colectaran y desarrollaran materiales teológicos para la bendición de relaciones [conyugales] de personas del mismo sexo y que se les permitiera a los obispos ofrecer “una generosa respuesta pastoral a las necesidades de [algunos] miembros de esta Iglesia”.Un informe noticioso diocesano por esa época decía: “estas resoluciones [diocesanas] buscan proteger a la diócesis de cualquier intento de intrusión inconstitucional en nuestra vida corporativa en Carolina del Sur y se produjeron en respuesta a las revisiones al Título IV [disciplinario] de los Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal”.Lawrence y la mayoría de la diputación de la diócesis abandonó la Convención General el 11 de julio,  por objetar la aprobación de resoluciones que —dijeron— violaban la doctrina, disciplina y culto de la Iglesia Episcopal.Las resoluciones en cuestión fueron la A049, que permite el uso opcional y provisional de un rito para bendecir relaciones [conyugales] de personas del mismo sexo, y la D002 y D019, que ratifican la plena inclusión de transexuales en la vida de la Iglesia (incluido el proceso de ordenación).Sin embargo, el Muy Rdo. John B. Burwell, el único diputado clerical de Carolina del Sur que permaneció [en la Convención], dijo a Episcopal News Service en una entrevista después de la última sesión de la Cámara de Diputados el 11 de julio, que “no estamos abandonando la Iglesia Episcopal”. Y Lawrence lo esclareció al día siguiente, haciendo notar que “una diputación a la Convención General no tiene autoridad para tomar esa decisión”.Poco después de la Convención, Lawrence añadió la C029 a la lista de resoluciones consideradas objetables. La resolución tenía en su forma original un llamado al “estudio de la teología subyacente al acceso al Santo Bautismo y a la Santa Comunión” y finalmente quedó enmendada para decir que “el bautismo es el punto de partida antiguo y normativo para recibir la Santa Comunión”. Otra resolución (C040), que habría permitido a personas no bautizadas recibir la Comunión, no pasó del comité.Lawrence dijo que la resolución C029 enmendada “aún lleva a la Iglesia a alentar la comunión de los no bautizados, lo cual se distancia de dos mil años de práctica cristiana” y “pone en peligro espiritual a la persona de poco criterio”.Lawrence expresó que las resoluciones acerca de personas transexuales conducirían a un abandono de normas porque “el género puede ser enteramente autodefinido, autoelegido” y en consecuencia “nos condena, a nosotros, a nuestros hijos y nietos como a las generaciones futuras a una total anarquía sexual”.“Mientras yo sea obispo de esta diócesis, no abandonaré a su pueblo a tales tinieblas”, prometió.Un resumen de los sucesos en torno a las últimas medidas tomadas en Carolina del Sur puede encontrarse aquí en un volante informativo del 9 de noviembre publicado por la Oficina de Relaciones Públicas de la Iglesia.– La Rda. 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Adam Thomson gets on the end of a great Highlanders counterattack

first_imgThursday May 15, 2008 Adam Thomson gets on the end of a great Highlanders counterattack In possibly the try of the weekend in the Super 14, we saw Adam Thomson of the Highlanders getting over the tryline yet again, this time against the Blues.The men from Auckland beat the Highlanders 40-15, pulling away after this short period of brilliance threatened to challenge their lead.The 54th minute counter attack, sparked by new Leicester signing Craig Newby, had the Blues defenders struggling to get back to defend. Newby beat three players before popping it off to Leota, who himself stepped and beat two players before Bancroft kept the ball in field nicely and linked with halfback Jimmy Cowan.Cowan, who had a great game incidentally, had the composure to look up and see the space and numbers out wide, before sending the cross kick to the corner, where ever present Adam Thomson was on hand to dive over, twice.The razzle dazzle at the end was because Thomson thought he hadn’t grounded it when first going over, which he unfortunately had, but it capped off an exciting passage of play that started back in the Highlanders twenty two. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Adam Thomson gets on the end of a great Highlanders counterattack | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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C260 House / HDA: Héctor Del Mar Arquitectura

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Projects C260 House / HDA: Héctor Del Mar ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveC260 House / HDA: Héctor Del Mar Arquitectura Houses CopyHouses, Housing, Houses Interiors•Naucalpan, Mexico CopyAbout this officeHDA: Hector Delmar ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsNaucalpanMexicoPublished on June 05, 2018Cite: “C260 House / HDA: Héctor Del Mar Arquitectura” [Casa C260 / HDA: Hector Delmar Arquitectura] 05 Jun 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 Area:  770 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894031/c260-house-hda-hector-del-mar-arquitectura Clipboard Mexicocenter_img Year:  Manufacturers: CASTEL, Cement Design, Grundfos, Grupo Arca, Oventrop, Perdura, RMLCivil Engineering:BIOEConstruction:HDA Arquitectura / Pamela HernándezStructural Design:Rolando González LópezArchitect In Charge:Héctor DelmarCollaborator Architects:Juan Carlos Fuentes, Ulises del LlanoLighting Design:M+N Diseño e Iluminación (Guillermo Martínez, Maria Eugenia Nava y Gabriela Urbina)Landscaping:Ana CarranzaCity:NaucalpanCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis GordoaText description provided by the architects. The site is an old garden with big trees and a flat-roof house built in the 50´s. The client asked to reclaim the structure of this cold, humid, dark house and open to the garden. The Project reclaimed the original structure by revealing what was underneath layers of materials after years of alterations.   What was left was the essence of the structure: 21 cms-thick brick walls and concrete slabs.3 strategies where applied:Make the house adapt to site by understanding its bioclimatic conditions: It was opened to breezes, slab slopes where modified to catch storm water, and openings in the slabs where made to catch the sun´s heat and light so thermal mass could work.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Luis GordoaIn order to make a dialogue between materials of the existing vs. the new, 3 materials where used: mixing brick powder from the demolished walls with resins and mortar unified Brick in its original 21 cms-masonry. A new material, COR-TEN steel, was used for additions, canopies and a wall, which accompanies the visitor from the entrance to the main hall. Carpentry and wooden features where reclaimed from demolition, also timber beams where reclaimed from a demolished restaurant near by and used for shading the terrace and other additions.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaThe old house was adapted to receive the new brief, which includes: a gymnasium, 3 bathrooms, dressing room, a pool, and service areas. Pipelines and services where modified with new technology featuring solar panels for water heating, variable velocity devices for pumping water, radiant floors for heating and solar PV panels.Save this picture!Croquis – GymnasiumThe result of these strategies is a group of brick volumes resting in the garden as rocks, receiving the silhouettes of the trees. The spaces between these volumes are transparent, allowing different views of the garden, which gives sensations of serenity within the chaos of Mexico City.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaProject gallerySee allShow lessExhibition: Serpentine Pavilions 2009 – 2017ExhibitionShortlist Revealed for 2019 Dulwich Pavilion in LondonArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Luis Gordoa+ 30Curated by Danae Santibañez Share 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894031/c260-house-hda-hector-del-mar-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs:  Luis Gordoa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Architects: HDA: Hector Delmar Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project C260 House / HDA: Héctor Del Mar Arquitecturalast_img read more

NCVO on impact on charities of foot-and-mouth

first_imgNCVO on impact on charities of foot-and-mouth About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Many voluntary organisations are experiencing significant reductions in earned income” says the National Council of Voluntary Organisations in a briefing paper on he impact on charities of the foot-and-mouth outbreak. It adds: “There are also suggestions that donations to voluntary organisations in rural areas may have declined.”“Many voluntary organisations are experiencing significant reductions in earned income” says the National Council of Voluntary Organisations in a briefing paper on he impact on charities of the foot-and-mouth outbreak. It adds: “There are also suggestions that donations to voluntary organisations in rural areas may have declined.”Read Foot and Mouth Disease 2001: the impact on the voluntary sector by Ann Blackmore at NCVO. The document is stored as a PDF. Advertisementcenter_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 May 2001 | Newslast_img read more

U.S. Beef Gains Access to Morocco

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News U.S. Beef Gains Access to Morocco Facebook Twitter U.S. Beef Gains Access to Morocco SHARE By NAFB News Service – Dec 6, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that Morocco will begin importing U.S. beef and beef products this year. 2018 is the first year that U.S. beef and poultry exporters have access to the Moroccan market under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement. Morocco already opened up its market to U.S. poultry back in August. “New access to Morocco for beef and beef products is an important step in ensuring that our farmers and ranchers can continue to expand their exports of U.S. agricultural products,” says Lighthizer. “American beef is the best in the world,” Perdue says, “and as soon as the Moroccans get a taste of it, they’ll surely want more.”As of last month, U.S. ag exports to Morocco were worth more than $512 million dollars. Initial estimates say that Morocco could be an $80 million export market for U.S. beef and beef products. In 2017, the U.S. was the third-largest beef exporter in the world, with global sales of beef and beef products worth $7.3 billion.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleControversy Remains with RFS Refinery Exemptions and a Successful Year in the Fields for Modern Genetics on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleChina Appears Ready to Purchase U.S. Ag Products NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Turkey’s last two critical TV channels hounded

first_img Follow the news on Turkey December 28, 2018 Turkey’s last two critical TV channels hounded Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit to go further April 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the heavy fines and programme suspensions imposed on two Turkish TV channels, Halk TV and Turkey’s Fox TV, which follow orchestrated attacks on them in the pro-government media. This act of censorship aims to crush the remaining vestiges of independence in Turkey’s broadcast media, RSF said.The High Council for Broadcasting (RTÜK) imposed the draconian sanctions on the two TV channels on 26 December after they broadcast criticism of the government. Fox TV, a US-Turkish joint venture, was fined 1 million Turkish lira (165,000 euros) and its main news programme was suspended for three days.Halk TV, a secularist channel, was fined 80,000 Turkish lira (13,000 euros) and its talk show “Halk Arenası” was suspended for five days. In the event of further complaints, RTÜK could strip the two TV channels of their broadcast licences.Halk TV was punished for the “Halk Arenası” show on 21 December, in which two guests, the well-known actors Metin Akpınar and Müjdat Gezen, warned about polarization and the danger of a coup triggered by the government’s “fascist” tendencies and rapprochement with Russia. The journalist Yılmaz Özdil said Turkey would be a better place if the president “drank just a single beer.”Turkey’s Fox TV was punished for its main news programme on 10 December in which anchor Fatih Portakal, commenting on the Yellow Vest protests in France, lamented that the right to protest was not guaranteed in Turkey.Imposed with unusual speed, RTÜK’s sanctions capped a campaign of attacks that was orchestrated at the highest level, with President Erdoğan repeatedly lashing out at those responsible for the critical comments, warning that they would “pay the price” and going so far as to tell Portakal: “If you don’t know your place, this nation will strike you in the neck.”Many judicial complaints were filed against both Fox TV and Halk TV while a virulent campaign was unleashed against them in the pro-government media. Government supporters demonstrated outside Fox TV headquarters on 26 December, chanting Erdoğan’s name, and Portakal reported that death threats were made against him.“We condemn these disproportionate sanctions, which are an act of censorship designed to rein in the country’s last critical TV channels,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “This pressure is all the more disturbing because it endorses what was an unacceptable hate campaign. We urge the Turkish authorities to stop playing this dangerous game and to respect freedom of expression.”Fox TV is the last of Turkey’s ten most-watched TV channels not to be owned by a government ally. The politicization of RTÜK, whose members are appointed by parliament, has become steadily more marked in recent years.The already worrying situation of Turkey’s media has become critical since an abortive coup in July 2016. Many media outlets have been closed summarily, without any effective form of recourse, mass trials are being held and Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists in prison. It is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation center_img Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more News April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment RSF_en News Newslast_img read more

Woman journalist’s murder turns Veracruz into deadliest state for media this year

first_img MexicoAmericas News Yesterday’s discovery of the body of Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz, a crime reporter and columnist for the regional daily Notiver in the east-coast port city of Veracruz, adds her name to the long list of journalists who have been murdered or have disappeared in Mexico. A total of 77 have been killed since 2000 and 23 have gone missing since 2003. Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Reports According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, seven Mexican journalists have been murdered since the start of the year and an eighth is missing. In two of the cases, there was a direct link with the victim’s work.Ordaz was the third journalist to be killed this year in Veracruz state, making it the deadliest single state for the media so far this year. The other two were a colleague of Ordaz at Notiver, Miguel Ángel López Velasco, also known as “Milo Vela”, and Noel López Olguín.“In this case, as in most of the previous ones, which are still unpunished, we are outraged by the way the local authorities rule out any link with the victim’s work as a journalist and encourage nasty rumours about the victim even before they start investigating the case,” said Reporters Without Borders, which visited Veracruz state shortly before this week’s tragedy.“Ordaz was one of those journalists who were exposed to danger because of their reporting speciality. At the same time, a link to organized crime obviously cannot be excluded in a state where three feared gangs, the Zetas, the Gulf Cartel and Michoacán’s La Familia, operate. And it is hard not to link Ordaz’s murder with that of her colleague, López, whose columns may have upset certain officials.”Reporters Without Borders added: “In a climate fraught with suspicion and self-censorship, there is an urgent need for mechanisms to protect journalists.” A new, federal-level security agreement signed last November has still not been implemented.Ordaz was found with her throat cut near the offices of the Imagen del Golfo newspaper 48 hours after her abduction on 24 July. A written message found beside the body said: “Friends also betray. Sincerely, Carranza.” Juan Carlos Carranza Saavedra, 33, has been identified by the state prosecutor as the person who murdered López and his family in June. “The motive could be linked to a personal difference” between López and Carranza, the prosecutor’s office said, without offering any further explanation.During its recent visit to Veracruz, Reporters Without Borders learned that, a few days before his murder, López had a heated exchange of words with a nephew of state governor Javier Duarte about information published in Notiver. On the morning of his murder, a column by López had questioned the reputation of two candidates for the job of Veracruz city traffic police chief. Several journalists also told Reporters Without Borders that journalists had been fired at several news media on direct orders from local officials.In the Ordaz murder, the state prosecutor’s office immediately ruled out any link with her work as a journalist, but said investigators were working on the theory that it had something to do with her “links to organized crime.” Notiver’s management did not want to answer Reporters Without Borders’ questions for the time being.Ordaz is the fourth woman journalist to be killed in Mexico in the past decade. Guadalupe García Escamilla of radio Estéreo 91 was murdered in Nuevo Laredo (Tamaulipas) on 16 April 2005. Felicitas Martínez and Teresa Bautista of Triqui indigenous community radio station La Voz que Rompe el Silencio were the victims of a double murder in Oaxaca state on 7 April 2008. A fifth woman journalist, Maria Esther Aguilar Cansimbe, has been missing in Michoacán state since 11 November 2009.A report prepared for a US congressional committee headed by Republican senator Charles Grassley revealed yesterday that 122 firearms from the United States were found at crime scenes in Mexico or were intercepted en route to Mexican drug cartels.Cartoon: ¡Basta de Sangre! ¡No mas Sangre! campaign. MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more July 27, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman journalist’s murder turns Veracruz into deadliest state for media this year Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News to go further Follow the news on Mexico RSF_en last_img read more